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Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young …
Coming Attractions

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that …

Cherry Creek Arts Festival returns for three-day run

The annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival has been growing and changing since 1991 at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, where it will fill the area on July 6, 7 and 8. The festival offers an all-day …

My Name Is … Gary and Marian Travnicek

New to town Gary: We moved from Florida to Castle Rock the 21st of March and our store opened on May 1. We moved because I have a sister who lives here, and my mother. We were looking for businesses …
Arts & Entertainment

Music, arts festival returns for two days of good times

In 2006, the active Highlands Ranch Concert Band decided to share its members’ joy in music with a wider community and launched a free Summer Music and Arts Festival, with a few other local bands …

Painters’ views of Littleton being displayed at Depot

On May 30 and June 1, readers may have observed assorted folks — wearing a straw or other hat — paintbrush in hand and a palette of bright paints at the ready, as they worked to capture a scene …
Local Life

Bringing the concert experience home

Sometimes, the best experience a person can have with music is when it’s performed live. But going to concerts can be a pricey endeavor, plus there’s the cost of getting a drink or two, dealing …

Trace Adkins rocks Parker Days

Day one of the annual Parker Days Festival capped off with country music star Trace Adkins rocking the main stage June 7 in downtown Parker. Adkins played for 90 minutes in front of a crowd of more …
Local Life

Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a …
Columnists

Artists share colorful paintings of outdoors in library exhibit

Watercolorist Patricia Nash and oil painter Judy S. Purcell exhibit colorful paintings of flowers, Colorado landscapes, birds and other outdoor subjects through July 31 at the James H. Larue Library …
Recommended activities for the coming week

PrideFest returning for 44th year

Although it has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, Denver’s PrideFest can trace its roots all the way back to 1975. And this year’s event is going to be the biggest yet. “We’re going …
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Bird of prey slated to swoop into photography gathering

Devin Jaffe of Nature’s Educators will be guest speaker for an upcoming meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. June 12 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., …

Some pointers on how to get kids into fly fishing

Trout fishing is on the rise (pardon the pun) becoming the most intriguing and interesting fishing style being pursued today. This growing interest is surfacing among both genders and in all age’s …
Sonya's Sampler

Plein air workshop coming to Littleton

The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County will host a plein air workshop at the Littleton Museum on June 16, taught by painter Pat Barr Clarke, who lives in Highlands Ranch and is a longtime …
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