Enjoy the unique sound of Boulder Brass

Posted 1/16/10

The Boulder Brass will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5984 S. Datura St., Littleton, as part of …

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Enjoy the unique sound of Boulder Brass


The Boulder Brass will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5984 S. Datura St., Littleton, as part of the LUMC Fine Arts Series. Spanish music will be featured: Turina, Albeniz, deFalla, Granados, Bizet and Debussy. The chamber group’s unique instrumentation and crossover programming have introduced many fans to a variety of musical styles. 303-794-6379.

“Birthing Your Book — Even If You Don’t Know What It’s About” is David Gerson’s topic in a free program at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Gerson, who lives in New Mexico, has taught and coached writing as a creative pursuit in the United States and Canada for more than 20 years and had a radio program on writing. He is the author of several books, including “The Voice of the Muse,” which will be available for sale. 303-795-3961.

An ideal antidote to the Winter blahs might be Pam O’Mara’s four-week workshop, “Improv Theatre: The Method in the Madness,” from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays Feb. 25 to March 18 on the ACC campus at 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. Course #ARHU2006W01-78328, $79. Find your inner funny persona. www.arapaho.edu/community-education/wintercourses/registration.

The Littleton/Bega Sister City Exchange organization will hold its annual Australia Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 near the flagpoles in Bega Park, at the east end of Downtown Littleton, between Main Street and Alamo Avenue. Thhis holiday celebrates the founding of Australia, similar to our July 4, according to publicist Lebrum Hutchison. The public is invited and the group will adjourn to Jose’s for a Dutch lunch after flags are saluted and national anthems are sung.

Solid Grounds Coffee House at 6504 S. Broadway, Littleton, will present acoustic folk music by James Schuler at 7 p.m. Jan. 29, and plans to offer music on most Friday nights. There is no charge to listen, but the coffee house won’t mind if one will want a specialty coffee, sandwich, pastry, etc. Information: 303-209-7494, Joel Habicht or info@solidgrounds.org. Interested bands can contact: bands@solidgrounds.org.

Littleton History/Preservation buffs will be heading to Denver Feb. 3-5 for Colorado Preservation Inc. “Saving Places 2010, three days and evenings of seminars, workshops and celebrations on all aspects of historic preservation. The theme is “Preservation — the Foundation of Sustainability,” which launches from the premise: “the greenest building is the one that’s already built,” with ideas for green restoration and preservation practices. The ever-larger conference will be at a new location this year: Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center, a block from the Light Rail stop. For information: www.coloradopreservation.org, 303-893-4260. Visit for one day or more.

Denver Brass has started a “Tiny Tots Love Music” series, promising rhythm and brass, mood and style at area churches. Admission costs $5, 303-832-HORN (4676), www.denverbrass.org. Dates: 3:30 p.m Jan. 23: Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver; 3:30 p.m Jan. 30: First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood; 3 p.m Feb. 6: Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver; 3:30 p.m Feb. 20: Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, 10150 E. Belleview Ave. Englewood; 3 p.m. Feb. 27: Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch; 3:30 p.m. March 27 Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village.

Jazz piano with Neil Bridge will return to the Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle, Littleton from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31, 303-795-6877. Tickets: TicketsWest, at King Soopers or online.

“Signs: Echoes of Lakewood’s Past,” Lakewood history student Al Orahood’s paintings of old neon signs on Colfax Avenue: White Swan, Big Bunny, Davy’s Diner and more, will be exhibited Jan. 29 through March 27 at the Radius Gallery at Lakewood’s Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. www.Lakewood.org/HCA, 303-987-7844.

Popular and classical music for harp and flute will be performed by Paul Wren and Sylvia Marx Bowen at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Bemis Library’s Sophie’s Place coffee shop, main level, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. 303-795-3961.

WISE, the Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England. Family History Society, will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 for a program of Celtic Harp Music, featuring Joanna Cook, who will include information about the history of the harp and invite the audience to play. The public is invited. The group meets at the Central Denver Library, Gates Conference Room, Fifth Floor, 10 West 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. www.wise-fhs.org.

Area readers who heard Colorado writer Kent Haruf speak locally last year and enjoyed the skilled dramatization of his “Plainsong,” will be interested in the new play at Denver Center Theatre Company based on his novel, “Eventide,” which continues the story of the McPheron brothers, their adopted daughter and others who live in imaginary rural Holt, Colo. The premier production runs Jan. 29-Feb. 27. 303-893-4100, www.denvercenter.org.

Comedian/actor Rob Schneider will appear Jan. 22-23 at Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. He appeared for four seasons on Saturday Night Live, been associated with Adam Sandler’s production company, appearing in “Bedtime Stories,” “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and more. For tickets and information: 720-274-6866.

Students from south area schools have art work included in the 2010 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards show through Jan. 30 at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, 1600 Pierce St., Lakewood. (Gallery hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays). An awards reception will be Jan. 23.

“The Differentest School of All” is a participation children’s production Jan. 18-28 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Herman Hinkledork finds singing ducks and dancing frogs at his Dr. Seuss-inspired new school. Performances are open to the public: 10 am Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. and noon Saturdays. Tickets: $7.50/$6.50. 303-794-2787, ext. 5, www.townhallartscenter.com.

Englewood Arts presents “Colorado Symphony Winds in Concert,” 13 CSO musicians, at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 in Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Michael Thornton will conduct. Tickets:$15/$12/$5, www.englewoodarts.org, 303-806-8196.

The Annual Writers Studio Literary Contest at Arapahoe Community College invites submissions in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction. The winner in each category receives $250 and will be a special guest at the April 11 Literary Festival at ACC. Deadline for entries is Feb. 16: original, unpublished, typed manuscripts. Award-winning judges include Janice Hallowell, fiction; Robert Root, creative non-fiction; Ruth L. Schwartz, poetry. For submission guidelines: Writers Studio contest Web site.

In 2010, help someone learn English. The Littleton Immigrant Resources Center will offer another Language Partners Workshop on Feb. 6 (Note: this is a date change) Effective tutoring techniques will be reviewed, as will tutoring materials. Contact the LIRC office at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, for information and to RSVP, 303-795-3968. www.littletonimmigrants.org.


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