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Look outdoors for boredom cure

Haven’t left the house in several days? Looking to get out, hopefully, sans crowds? As communities throughout the nation ban gatherings of 10 or more and urge people to practice social distancing …
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As this year’s gardening season gets underway, Erin Newton, left, Grayson Inman and Laura Bennett put together a plot at the Rose Roots Community Garden, 12920 W. 84th Ave.

Arvada community garden has ‘room to grow’

Although the Rose Roots Community Garden has been open to gardeners since 2011, every year, almost a quarter of the garden — about 20 of its 89 plots — stays vacant, said gardener Laura Bennett, …
Ken Simons, who moved to Arvada almost 60 years ago, stands with awards from previous races, including an award on the left, commemorating the 82-year-old’s induction into the Colorado Masters Running Association Hall of Fame.

My Name Is... Ken Simons

20 marathons, 10 years I’ve been a runner a good share of my life. In high school, I ran the half-mile and the mile at a small school in Iowa. When I got in my late thirties, I started training for …
Russ Marsh leads Dean Aizenman, 4, through a swim lesson at Smilefish Swim School in Castle Rock.

Safety and scrutiny: Controversial program aims to reduce young children’s risk of drowning

With drowning as a leading cause of death among young children, parents each year seek out the best swim safety classes for their children. One program in the Denver metro area is so popular among …

Area schools compete in regional contest of Science Bowl

High school students will compete this month in the 2020 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the department’s Office of Science. The regional competition is …

Another of Denver's old time and temperature lines is back in service, thanks to Texas telecom engineer John Lochridge..

Old time and temp line awaits your call

Does the phone number 303-222-8811 sound familiar? Longtime residents of the Denver area may recognize it as one of the city’s old-time and temperature numbers. Disconnected since the 1990s, the …
Arts & Entertainment
Gonzo, the coordinator of Reach Studio, stands with the pieces created for Reach Studio’s 10th Annual Exhibition: Afrofuturism. The show is on display at the RedLine studio now through March 29.

Artistic outlets amid hardship for Denver area's homeless

Within a single week, dozens of regulars find their way to the 2300 block of Arapahoe and Curtis streets in Denver. Steven Barth, a jazz keyboard player, leaves the homeless shelter he’s been …
All-vocal rock band Face performs for a crowd of hundreds at the Streets at Southglenn’s Dancing in the Streets free concert series last year. The band covered songs in genres that ranged from country to dance-pop.

Diverse offerings make up summer concert lineup

A diverse range of entertainment, including political satire, high-energy a cappella, and retro throwbacks, will highlight the 2020 summer concert series at the Arvada Center. The series, featuring …
The Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company co-present “The Drowsy Chaperone” from March 20 through April 5 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Jazz Age musical jam packed with song and dance

When a die-hard theater fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in a musical farce. “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on stage from March 20 to April 5 at the Lakewood Cultural …
“Illuminating Colfax” by Lindsey Earl. Her piece shows the cliff divers that Casa Bonita is known for as well as the restaurant’s entrance. Casa Bonita has been part of the Lakewood community since 1974.

Viva Casa Bonita - Next Gallery kicks off Casa Bonita art exhibit

The spirit of Casa Bonita took over Next Gallery in Lakewood on the night of Feb. 21 through the Viva Casa Bonita art showcase. The Lakewood art gallery was filled with art all dedicated to the …

Phamaly Theatre Company performers during HONK! the musical. Phamaly hosts sensory friendly programming to families who need a little extra space or are sensitive to light and loud noises.

Sensory- and memory-friendly events give opportunities for expression in the Denver area

The Barros family has difficulty finding programs they all can attend. “We try to take them to events as much as I can, but the kids at this age don't pay attention for an hour,” Fernando Barros …
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Let museum take you to the river

One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this …
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DJFF highlights personal, universal storytelling

Over more than 2,000 years, Jewish storytelling has come to tell the stories of people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. And this diversity of voices is vibrantly reflected in the …

A fun way to teach frugality

“Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?”  Cicero 106-43 BC Whether the virtue is called frugality, thriftiness, parsimony, prudence, or economy, this grandma has a fun way to …
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The Arvada Center invites audiences aboard the Orient Express

There’s a particular challenge to telling a story that is very well-known by the audience. But when it’s one of the most well-known murder mysteries in popular fiction, well, that’s a whole …

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‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off …
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