Arvada Center auditioning two roles
in ”No Dogs Allowed”

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is holding replacement auditions for two roles in the production ”No Dogs Allowed.”

The roles available are Shorty, Iris’ older sister, and Carmen, the mother’s younger sister. Auditions are 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 26 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Candidates may be asked to stay for the dance call 12:30-1:15 p.m. and may be asked to read from the script or sing following the dance call.

The production is seeking actresses 18-30 years old of all ethnicities with strong character, vocal and dance skills.

Actors should prepare a one-minute comic monologue and 16 bars of an up-tempo musical theater piece from the 1950s to present.

Audtioners must bring sheet music to their audition; use of a CD or a cappella singing in not accepted. A current resume and headshot are also required.

Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 720-898-7200.

High school bands still have chance
to march in Harvest Festival parade

The Arvada Harvest Festival is still accepting applications for high school marching bands to perform in this year’s parade. The parade will not qualify bands to receive invitations to national parades from the American Bandmasters Association through the choice of the association.

However, the Harvest Festival will award its own prizes and ribbons for participating bands. To register, band leaders can visit and click on the parade tab on the left. The parade route is about one mile long.

Parade registration ends Friday, Aug. 30.

Runners can register for 9/11
Remembrance Run through Sept. 5

Registration for the sixth annual 9/11 Remembrance Run ends Thursday, Sept. 5.

Arvada Press readers can get a reduced registration fee by entering the code ”arvadapress20” when registering.

This year’s run — America Goes the Distance — includes a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and 10-mile run and is being hosted in conjunction with the 88th annual Arvada Harvest Festival.

The starting line for all races is Olde Town Square at 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

All race participants receive a T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, a goody bag, race pictures and event timing.

There will also be awards for the first male and female finishers in all distances and first, second and third place awards for men and women in age groups in 10-year increments in each distance.

All proceeds from the race benefit the nonprofit Homefront Heroes, an organization that supports military members and veterans and their families.

To register for the event, visit


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