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Buck Blitz. Ages 10-14 will enjoy themed activities and contests
from 7-11 p.m. April 9 (Ridiculous Relays) at Buck Recreation
Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Swimming, DJ and dancing,
basketball, gym activities and concessions are also part of this
supervised program. Fee is $6. Call 303-483-7036 or visit www.sspr.org.
Nesting Great-Horned Owls. Hike with a naturalist to seek
glimpses of hidden adults, nests and even fuzzy owl chicks from 3-5
p.m. April 10 at South Platte Park, 3000 W. Carson Drive,
Littleton. Fee is $9/$6 for residents for adults; $7/$6 for youth;
and $24/$17 for a household. Call 303-730-1022 or visit www.sspr.org.
Children’s Theater Auditions from 10 a.m. to noon April 10 at
Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave. Prepare a 60-second
memorized monologue and be selected for Little Red Riding Hood
theater-in-the-park performances. Successful auditioners register
for class and must be free to tour week of June 14. For ages 10-18;
fee is $85/$75 for residents. Call 303-730-4612 or visit www.sspr.org.
Do-It-Yourself Bike Repair. Bring your bike for hands-on
learning about flat repair, brake and gear adjustment, bike
lubrication and riding safety and etiquette from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
April 11 at South Platte Park, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton. For
ages 10 and up; fee is $24/$19 for residents; family rate (includes
1 adult, 1 child and 1 bike) is $39/$29. Call 303-730-1022 or visit
Journalist Helen Thorpe, wife of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper,
will talk about her best-selling book, “Just Like Us,” from 7-8:30
p.m. April 12 at the Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in
Littleton. The book is an account of four Mexican girls who attend
the same high school; two of the girls have legal documentation and
two do not. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the
Littleton Library and Museum. Call 303-795-3961.
Beautiful Skin from the Inside Out. You’ve heard the saying
“beauty is only skin deep,” but is it really? True skin health goes
much deeper. Learn the benefits of eating well and how your diet
can promote not only heart health, but also skin health. The
nutrition lecture goes from 11-11:45 a.m., followed by a 30-minute
cooking demo from noon to 12:30 p.m. at South Denver Heart Center
1000 SouthPark Dr. Littleton.
Workshop for Women, Repairing Drywall, is from 6-8 p.m. April 14
at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Material
fee required for some classes, payable at first class. For adults;
fee is $79/$69 for residents. Call 303-730-4609 or visit www.sspr.org.
Water in Colorado. Water may well become the most disputed
natural resource of the 21st century. Population growth, climate
change, urbanization and other factors have put increasing pressure
on a finite resource. Competing water interests have affected
Colorado’s history for more than 100 years. The legal right to
divert and use water in Colorado has been debated, legislated and
litigated since before the time of statehood in 1876. Join Active
Minds from 3-4 p.m. April 14 as we seek to understand water
history, the challenges, and what the future holds for our use of
this precious resource. Seminar at RiverPointe, 5225 S. Prince St.,
Littleton. Call 303-797-0600.
Adult Nature Hike, a 3- to 6-mile round trip hike from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. April 22 at Reynolds Park. Fee of $25/$21 for residents
includes transportation and naturalist leadership. Hiking is the
focus but also enjoy wildflowers and wildlife. Call 303-730-1022 or
Family Night Campfires: Spring Awakenings, from 8-9:30 p.m.
April 23 at South Platte Park, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton.
Prepare for lawn seating and dress for outside, though shelter
available if inclement weather. For all ages; Fee is $9/$6 for
residents; $7/$5 for youth; and $24/$17 household. Call
303-730-1022 or visit www.sspr.org.
Tour Air Force Academy from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Falcon
Club offers scenic views of the Cadet Chapel and the majestic
Rampart Range. American-themed buffet lunch and self-guided tour
included. Register by April 9. For adults; fee is $45/$38 for
residents. Call 303-73-4609 or visit www.sspr.org. Departs from Buck
Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton.
New Play Reading at 7 p.m. April 24 at Buck Recreation Center,
2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Listen to the reading of four
one-act plays and offer your critique. Titles include “Your
Employment Handbook” and “Approximate Wait Time” both by Renye
Ress, “How Jack Got Boxed” by Kristen Andersen, “Nocturn, Sort Of”
by Scott Gibson. For adults; fee is $6/$5 for residents. Call
303-730-4612 or visit www.sspr.org.
Ballet in a Day. Come try out ballet for a day from 12:45-2 p.m.
April 24 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton.
This class introduces the South Suburban ballet program and
concludes with a short performance for family and friends. For ages
3-6; fee is $11/$9 for residents. Call 303-730-4612 or visit
Family Fun Walk: Birding For Kids, from 10-11:30 a.m. April 24
at South Platte Park, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton. Spring is a
great time to see and learn about migrating birds arriving for the
summer. Walk and identify birds by plumage and behavior. All ages;
fee is $9/$6 for resident; $7/$5 for youth; and $24/$17 household.
Call 303-730-1022 or visit www.sspr.org.
Full Moon Walk: Frog Chorus from 8-9:30 p.m. April 28 at South
Platte Park, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton. Listen to the
overwhelming noise of the frogs’ chorus. For all ages; cost is
$9/$6 resident; $7/$5 youth; $24/$17 household. Call 303-730-1022
or visit www.sspr.org.
Columbine Hills Elementary is collecting used books/DVDs/VHS for
a book sale April 30. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby of
the school, 6005 W. Canyon Ave., Littleton.
April 30 and May 1
“Alice in Wonderland.” Highlands Ranch will stage the
family-friendly Disney version of “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m.
April 30 and May 1 and at 2 p.m. May 1 at the Pinnacle Dinner
Theater at 9136 W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton 80127. Tickets with
reserved seating for $12 can be purchased online at cytdenver.org or by calling
303-653-4716. Tickets at the door are $15. There is special pricing
for large groups at a school-day show at 10 a.m. April 29. Please
call the box office directly.
Chalk It Up to Education. A Chalk Art Festival is from 9 a.m. to
7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Arapahoe Community College Foundation.
Professional artists will create works of art with chalk. Food
vendors will be available and sponsorship opportunities will be
created. The event will be open to students, staff and faculty
members of Arapahoe Community College and the general public.
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