Popular Colorado historian coming to library

By Sonya Ellingboe

Posted 4/4/12

Library presentation Colorado historian Tom Noel will offer a historical tour, with photos and stories, of Colorado libraries and literary places …

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Popular Colorado historian coming to library

By Sonya Ellingboe


Library presentation

Colorado historian Tom Noel will offer a historical tour, with photos and stories, of Colorado libraries and literary places from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 10 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Copies of Noel’s recent books will be available for purchase and signing. The program takes place during National Library Week April 8-14, with the theme You Belong at Your Library. 303-795-3961.

April Arts Festival

Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., will host its annual Fine Arts Festival April 20-22. Free admission. It will include an exhibition with works by congregation and communuity artists, including carved bowls by Robert Evans  (6 to 8 p.m. April 20, 21; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:15 to 9 p.m. April 22); a performance by Encore Players of ”Waiting for the Parade” (7 p.m. April 20, 21; 2 p.m. April 22); festival hymns with the Littleton Symphony and festival choir (8:30 and 11 a.m. April 22); violin recital by Alex Raab (7 p.m. April 22). Information: littletonumc.org, 303-794-6379.

Ranch chorus

The Highlands Ranch Community Chorus, directed by Rick Argotsinger, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. The program will feature more contemporary music than past concerts. hrcc-pop.com.

Art show

The annual New Dimensions Art Show, presented by Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County, is open through April 30 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch.

Photography exhibit

The Eye of the Camera 2011 winners, Sara Frances and Glenn Richards, will exhibit their work from April 20 to May 27 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays. 303-795-3950.


The Wildlife Experience invites kids to its Spring EGGstravaganza from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7. Bouncy house, bunny trail mix, egg-laying animals and film, “Yogi the Easter Bear.” Regular admission plus ticket for movie. 720-488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org, 10035 S. Peoria St.


Highlands Ranch-based Performance Now Theatre Company presents “Camelot” by Lerner and Lowe from April 13 to 29 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Bernie Cardell is director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. 303-987-7845, lakewood.org/culturalcenter.

‘Eclectic Visions’

Artist Mary Williams of Castle Pines is one of four participating artists in a show called “Eclectic Visions” at Square Deal Framing and Gallery, 1460 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Others: Beth Eller, Leslie Gifford, C.C. Cunningham. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 303-757-4647.

Yellowstone photos

Photography of Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming will be featured at Great Western Art Gallery April 6 through 28. The photographer is Paul Lindburg.  The gallery, owned by Hilliard Moore of Highlands Ranch, is at 1455 Curtis St., near the Performing Arts Complex and Convention Center. An opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 6. 303-396-2787. greatwesternartgalleryllc.com.

Stories on Stage

“April Fools” is next at Stories on Stage, at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Su Teatro at Denver Civic Theatre, 720 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Readers include actors John Rubenstein, Allison Watrous, Jim Hunt and Chris Parente. Tickets: $25, $15 student, 303-494-0523 or storiesonstage.org.

Ballard speaks about book

Jack Stokes Ballard of Centennial will speak at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Littleton Museum about his book, “Colonel Merriam and Ft. Logan.” Col. Henry Clay Merriam, a Medal of Honor winner in the Civil War, was influential in the development of the West as he established a military post, protected rail lines and negotiated between settlers and Indians. Ballard, a career Air Force officer and former history instructor at the Air Force Academy, served as president of the Littleton School Board and was chosen for the All-Colorado School Board. He is on the board of directors for Historic Littleton Inc. and the Friends of Fort Logan Inc. The Littleton Museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission is free. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Littleton Symphony

The Littleton Symphony, Jurgen deLemos music director and conductor, will be “All the Best and the Best of All, John Williams: At the Movies” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Williams’ film scores have resulted in 47 Academy Award nominations and 21 Grammy Awards. He program will include themes from “The Lost Ark,” “Star Wars,” Harry Potter,” “The Cowboys,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List.” Tickets: $15/$12/free under 21. littletonsymphony.org, at the Gorsett Violin Shop, 8100S Quebec, #B 206, Centennial or at the door.

Rock ballet

Ballet Nouveau Colorado will close its 10th Anniversary season with “Garrett Ammon’s Rock Ballets” from April 13 to 15 at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights. Music by Queen, INXS and David Bowie will be featured. This is a repeat of a 2008 program that sold out. Tickets: $17-$44, bncdance.com, 303-466-5685.

Blues performance

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers will perform in Littleton at 8 p.m. on April 7 at the Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle. The award-winning blues player will perform songs from his 2010 album “Hard Believer.” Tickets: $20 advance, $22 day of show. toadtavern.com. 303-795-6877.

Water Gardens

“Get Wet – Water Gardening Fun in 2012” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 10 in Mitchell Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street. Tamara Kilbane, DBG’s new senior horticulturist of the aquatic collection will be featured in a program about the International New Waterlily Competition, to be held at DBG for the first time in many years. Her presentation will be “Exciting New Developments in Waterlily Hybridization.” Some favorite plants will be for sale and representatives from local garden centers will be on hand to answer questions. Door prizes. For information: Jim Arneill, 303-843-9619.

Depot art

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Center, will have a 50th anniversary show, juried by Nancy Wylie, through May 13. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. A public reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 with music by the Choristers and the Boy Choir from Young Voices of Colorado. The Depot is at 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. 303-795-0781.

Ballet tribute

Colorado Ballet will perform world premiers by three female choreographers in a program called “Tribute.” It’s a tribute to Colorado Ballet’s founders, the late Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker. A performance will be at 8 p.m. April 7 at the new Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Common St., Lone Tree. Tickets start at $35. 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.



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