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Posted 12/19/13

Friday/Dec. 27

Friday Cinema Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn …

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Briefs: Calendar


Friday/Dec. 27

Friday Cinema Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Call Kay Ford Johnsen for information at 720-933-4964 or email

Sunday/Dec. 29

Musical performance Entertainer Dan Navarro at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 at Congregation B’nai Chaim, 4716 S. Coors Lane, Morrison. Virtuoso acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter for stars as diverse as Pat Benatar, Jackson Browne, and Dionne Warwick, Navarro will dish up an unforgettable musical experience. Refreshments provided. Tickets available by calling 303-588-1389 or at the door.

Sunday/Dec. 29

Choir service Concordia Lutheran Choir invites you to come and hear beautiful music at Concordia’s worship service on Sunday mornings during December. Some of the most endearing pieces of the upcoming season will be shared. Songs for December include: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav’nly Light (Bach), Lovely Child, Holy Child, (Johnson), Before the Marvel of This Night (Schalk), and Do You Hear What I Hear (Regeny/Shayne), to mention a few. Concordia’s traditional worship service begins 8:15 a.m. The location is 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain).  

Coming Soon

Coming Soon/Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7

Roundtable breakfast American Legion Post 161 hosts the Arvada Roundtable Breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The meeting is open to the public and allows attendees to hear what issues are being addressed by city, county, state and federal levels of government from the government representatives.

Coming Soon/Jan. 3-5

Fly fishing The 13th annual fly fishing show is open Jan. 3-5 at the Denver Mart Pavilion Building, 451 E. 58th Ave. Parking is free. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. Classes with experts are offered. Registration is required. Call (814) 443-3638 or go to

Coming Soon/Jan. 4

Young artists The Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition offers the public the intensity of a live competition featuring the top talent among young musicians from across the globe. This year’s final and live round of competition will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Arvada Center for the Humanities and Arts. It is open to the public. Twelve finalists ranging in age from 12-23 years old will compete for a grand prize of $7,000 and the opportunity to perform with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. The top three winners will perform in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Tickets will be offered on a first come, first served basis by calling the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 or at

Coming Soon/Jan. 8

Genealogy program Foothills Genealogical Society will meet Jan. 8 at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. Book Nook is open before and after the meeting; program begins at 1 p.m. and topic is “The African American Experience in Colorado,” presented by Terry Nelson. Email or call 303-935-9192.

Coming Soon/Jan. 8 to Feb. 12, Mondays

Somatics class The Wheat Ridge Recreation Center plans its Somatics Neuromuscular Re-education class 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12. The Jan. 8 class will be an hour and the remaining classes are a half hour, scheduled for 5:30-6 p.m. Focusing on the shoulders, hips, and spine, this popular class features exercises that balances the body, reduces tight muscles, and releases pain in only six minutes. To register, call 303-231-1300 or visit

Coming Soon/Jan. 9

Lecture The University of Denver presents “Helen Ring Robinson: Colorado Senator and Suffragist” 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Anderson Academic Commons Special Event Room at the University of Denver. Robinson was a teacher of English, then became a writer for the Rocky Mountain News. She was the first female senator in Colorado, elected in 1912. Fee will cover cost of food and parking. The program is led by Pat Pascoe, whose family moved to Colorado from Wisconsin in 1951. For information, go to

Coming Soon/Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13

Membership meeting American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans.

Recurring Events

Concordia Lutheran Church Choir is starting its fall choir program and is looking to add new voices. The choir is a great cross section of the community and welcomes newcomers who have a desire to praise God with their voice. This year Concordia Lutheran will be directed by Dr. Frank Eychaner of Colorado Christian University. The choir meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The choir assists in Concordia’s traditional worship service three out of four Sundays per month.  The church is at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain).  If you have a desire to sing and are interested in joining, please contact Joan at or 303-989-5260.

Arvada Running Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or

Women’s networking group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303-438-6783.

Recurring/Through Dec. 28

Children’s theater Heritage Square Music Hall Children’s Theatre presents “Santa Needs A Holiday” at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 16 to Dec. 28. Group rates and weekday performances available by calling 303-279-7800. Show presented a Heritage Square Music Hall Children’s Theatre, 18301 W. Colfax D-103, Golden. Visit

Recurring/Through Dec. 29

Art market The annual holiday art market is open Nov. 16 to Dec. 29. More than 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and more. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. It’s closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Visit

Recurring/Through Dec. 29

Theater show The Edge Theatre Company presents “Gifted,” by Carrie Printz and directed by Sarah Roshan, Dec. 6-29. Cultures and generations clash in this funny, poignant tale of a 21st century family. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 and Dec. 29. Call 303-232-0363 or go to The Edge Theatre is at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Parking is free.

Recurring/Through December

Classes Colorado ACTS offers classes, which begin in January. For information and to register, visit

Recurring/Through Jan. 1

Elk herd Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input on the future management of the Mt. Evans elk herd (E-39) via an online survey through Jan. 1. Herd population and composition objectives and other issues regarding elk management in Game Management Units 39, 391, 46, and 461 are being addressed.  E-39 encompasses portions of Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Park counties. To provide input on the herd, visit ( The survey only takes a few minutes to complete.Recurring/January to March

Classes/workshops Lakewood Arts Council offers a number of classes and workshops at the Lakewood Arts Council Art Center, 85 S. Union Blvd., Lakewood. Call 303 980-0625 to register.

Oil painting: Beginner and advanced, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 26. Intermediate, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 27. Instructor for both classes is Barbara Tobiska.Watercolor: Intermediate/advanced, 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23; Feb. 6, 13, 20; March 6, 13, 20. Instructor for all classes is Kathy Cranmer.

Watercolor: Intermediate/advanced, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Feb. 15, 22, March 8; March 15, 22, 29. Instructor is Loraine Miller.

Watercolor workshop: Painting Negative Spaces with a Positive Attitude, led by instructor Gail Firmin, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. For intermediate/advanced.Mosaics 101 workshop, led by instructor Lynnette Kupferer, is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3; and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Recurring/Through Feb. 14

Communications contest High school students are invited to enter a communications contest presented by Colorado Press Women. Students enrolled in grades 9-12 are eligible to enter their work published between March 1, 2013, and Feb. 14, 2014, in one of 20 categories. Professional working journalists, writers, editors, photographers, videographers and graphic artists will judge the entries. Download the entry form, and get further information, at Entries must be received by Feb. 14, 2014.

Recurring/Through April 30

Quilt donations The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is asking for donations of new quilts to benefit flood victims. Quilts must be made of 100 percent cotton fabric, and twin, full and queen sizes are needed. Deliver donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden; or 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the museum office, 651 Corporate Circle, Suite 102, Golden. Donations will be taken through April 30, 2014. Call 303-277-0377.

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead/Jan. 14

Women’s luncheon Denver West Women’s Connection will have its Western Roundup luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Reservations required at 303-985-2458.

Looking Ahead/Jan. 14

Struggle of Syria Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history and recent events are no exception.  Located in one of the most conflict ridden parts of the world, Syria’s turmoil has involved both its regional neighbors as well as its own internal factions that have made self-rule a challenging goal.  Join Active Minds from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 14, as we seek to understand Syria’s history and recent atrocities and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East. This free program will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. 

Looking Ahead/Jan. 14

Paris history Join Active Minds from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, for the story of the City of Lights. We will trace the city’s history from its Celtic origins through modern times.  In the process, we’ll visit with some of the city’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Eiffel Tower, which was despised by Parisians in its day.  So, don your beret and come sit with us on the banks of the Seine.  It’s the next best thing to being there. Free program takes place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800.

Looking Ahead/Jan. 18

Norwegian dinner Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge in Lakewood plans its annual Norwegian “Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner” on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Sons of Norway Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Reservations will be taken starting Dec. 12 through Jan. 10, or until sold out. Call 303-989-4496.

Looking Ahead/Jan. 19

Costa Rica Lakewood Cultural Center presents “Exploring Costa Rica: Colors, Creatures and Curiosities” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Tickets on sale now at, 303-987-7845 or the box office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

Looking Ahead/Jan. 20

K-12 auditions The Lakewood Cultural Center will host auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s participatory musical theater residency of “Alice in Wonderland.” Children in grades K-12 may audition from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20; no registration, preparation or previous stage experience needed. Participants must sign in by 3:45 p.m. and will be required to stay for the full two-hour group audition. Rehearsals begin immediately following the audition and will continue the rest of the week from 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday morning. Two performances will be at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. There is a cost to participate, but it will be assessed only to those who are accepted. Tickets for the shows are available by calling 303-987-7845, online at, or at the Lakewood Cultural Center box office. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

Looking Ahead/Jan. 25

Musical performance Moors & McCumber will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Congregation B’nai Chaim, 4716 S. Coors Lane, Morrison. Moors & McCumber will perform bluegrass, Celtic and the blues. Tickets available by calling 303-588-1389 or at the door.

Looking Ahead/Jan. 31

Quilt show Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden, presents “MANifestations,” the museum’s 12th biennial exhibit of quilts made by men. The show runs from Jan. 31 to April 29. Go to

Looking Ahead/Feb. 16

Concert season The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert featuring traditional Respighi holiday music is at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. A tribute to Haydn concert is Sunday, Feb. 16. The international young artist competition winner will perform Sunday, March 23. A concert to celebrate spring is Sunday, May 4. All concerts are at 3 p.m. at the Green Center, Colorado School of Mines Campus, 16th and Cheyenne streets in Golden. Tickets can be purchased at, calling 303-278-4237, visiting the Jefferson Symphony office at 1204 Washington St., Golden, or at the door before the concert.

Looking Ahead/Feb. 21

Band deadline Jam Out Hunger is seeking area high school bands for its first battle of the bands. Deadline for entries is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; judges will select six high school bands to compete on Friday, May 16, at the Arvada Center. Visit

Looking Ahead/March 2, May 2, June 1

Concert series St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Confluence a cappella choir presents its 2013-14 season of concerts. Concerts are 3 p.m. at the church, 9200 W. 10th, Lakewood. Call 303-279-2932 or visit for tickets and more information. Schedule includes:

March 2: “Brahms Concert.” The choir will perform Nanie and parts of the German Requiem, along with the famous, light-hearted Liebeslieder, accompanied by two pianists.

May 2: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will entertain all comers with their excellent Variety Show. Every Sunday the choir leads us in worship. Come to see and hear their hidden talents.

June 1: The concert series wraps up with the world premier of “When God Lets My Body Be,” commissioned by Confluence from composer Jan Krzywicki. Mr. Krzywicki and his wife, collaborative pianist Susan Nowicki, travel from Philadelphia, to join the choir in presenting the featured piece and many others of Mr. Krzywicki’s compositions.


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