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Taking sports to the extreme - Denver museum exhibit takes visitors into world of athletic thrills

When Andrew Fraser was a boy growing up in Littleton, he knew he wanted to fly. Not only would he daydream of gliding through the sky, but at night, he would have active lucid dreams about flying. He …
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“Wild Blue Yonder” oil painting by Julia Grundmeier in “Near and Far” at Bemis Library.

Paintings, photos bring outdoors indoors

One walks into the exhibit room at Bemis Library in Littleton and breathing immediately gets easier. Blue skies, green trees, fresh air and sounds of nature surround a viewer of “Near and Far,” …
Opening scene of Colorado Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.”
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It’s the most ‘Nutcracker’ time of the year

There are plenty of “Nutcracker” performances around the holiday season. One is by Colorado Ballet, which has tickets remaining for some dates, but we recall that it was completely sold out last …
Highlands Ranch resident Mona Leonida, 70, stands over her holiday crafts — glass blocks bearing the logos of sports teams, with string lights inside — Dec. 7 at Goodson rec center.

PHOTOS: Crafts bring out crowds at Goodson rec center

A packed parking lot was the sign of South Suburban Parks and Recreation's 33rd annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, where several dozen vendors and baked goods helped whip up holiday spirit. …
An acrylic on canvas by Courtney Cotton called “Landing” in the 2019 Own an Original show, in which the theme is “Destination.”

‘Destination’ is theme for Own an Original show

Littleton’s Fine Arts Board has decided to add a theme to its open entry exhibits and for the 50-plus-year-old Own an Original. It is “Destination,” which opened on Nov. 22 and runs through …

Kitchen tools, books among holiday gifts for young chefs

Do you have a kid in your life who loves a good baking session? Who really wants to use your chef’s knife? Who is addicted to the TV show “MasterChef Junior,” and who uses words like …
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“High Alert,” Carl Paulson’s image of a mama bear and cubs, shows them as they sense a male bear nearby — a clear and present danger to the cubs. Paulson and Julia Grundmeier exhibit their photographs and paintings at Bemis Library.
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Painter, photographer join forces in exhibit at library

Two local artists who are active with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Gallery, have collaborated in an exhibit on the lower level at Bemis Library, in which two sets of …
Friends of Arapahoe Library hold a used book sale at Koelbel Library.
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Used books provide spine to get through winter blahs

Mark the calendar for Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and 8 (noon to 5 p.m.) when Koelbel Library’s Used Book Sale will offer possible gifts for many folks on your holiday list — as well as a stock …
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Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …
The monkey bars at Jefferson County’s Clement Park are a bit more abstract than in generations past.

The play's the thing: New era of playgrounds brings more risk, reward for kids

Millennial parents who haven’t visited a playground in a decade or two are in for a surprise: The new era of playgrounds is a heck of a lot more fun than the safety-obsessed playscapes of the 1990s …

Family fare comes to area stage for holiday happiness

With the 20th century barely under way, St. Louis residents, including the Smith family, were excited at the prospect of the 1904 World’s Fair, which ran from April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Also called …
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Arapahoe Community College students and Colorado Center for the Blind students have collaborated on an exhibit called “Shared Visions.”
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School for the Blind students join forces with others for exhibit

Arapahoe Community College art students combine talents with artists from Colorado School for the Blind, located in Littleton, for an exhibit that runs through Nov. 19 at the college’s Colorado …
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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
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Author coming to talk about two of her books

Author Susan Orlean will appear at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at an event presented by Arapahoe Libraries at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. She will talk about her most recent …
This painting by Tatiana Dowell of Centennial is included in her exhibit, “Floral Reverie” at CORE New Art Space.
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‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral …

Journalist Maria Hinajosa will speak at History Colorado, in a series celebrating the centennial of the Vote for Women.
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History museum event is tied to series on women’s influence

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of National Public Radio will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, a feature of “Bold Women. Change History.” at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. She is part …
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