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Pleasin’ season gets warm welcome in Centennial


Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave. in Centennial, is the place to welcome summer from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 24 (Saturday). The 6 Million Dollar Band will play ‘80s rock; gourmet food trucks will resolve munchies attacks and there will be games, tech demos and more … Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy a movie at dusk. It will be “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear” sponsored by the City of Centennial. For information, visit arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-LIBRARY.

Kaleidoscope show

Call for Artists: The Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition. Submissions of actual work due from 9 to 11 a.m. July 15. All media. Fee: $10 per entry (exact cash only, please). The juror will be Chris Stevens, cultural arts coordinator for Curtis Center for Arts and Humanities. The show is in Colorado Gallery of the Arts, in the Annex at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Information: Trish.Sangelo@arapahoe.edu.

Englewood Arts Presents

Three Wednesday summer matinee concerts are planned by Englewood Arts — all at 2 p.m. at Hampden Hall, second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway: On July 12, the Silver Ainomae Trio, with Silver Ainomae, Anne Ainomae and Ben Odhner, will play Mozart: “Divertimento in E-Flat Major. On July 19 will be an afternoon of classical guitar, with Laura Husbands playing works by Iznaola, Tedesco and more. On July 26, pianist Hsiao-ling Lin will perform Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata 23 in F minor, Op. 57. Tickets: $15/$12, free under 18. Information: englewoodarts.org, 303-806-8196.

Free community dinner

All are invited to a free, cooked-from-scratch community dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 (and the last Tuesday of each month.) First Presbyterian Church Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. Menu: Barbecue chicken, baked beans, Italian pasta salad, fresh fruit, dessert. No reservation needed. Information: 303-798-1389.

Holiday band concert

The Castle Rock Band will celebrate Independence Day with a free all-American concert of patriotic and other music at 7 p.m. on July 1 at the bandstand in front of Philip S. Miller Library, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. The program will include: “Hands Across the Sea,” (Sousa); “Battle Hymn of the Republic”; “Guadalcanal March” (Richard Rodgers); “Overture Americana” (James Christiansen); and “Hootenanny,” a medley of American folk songs and more. This band always welcomes new members. CastleRockBand.org.

Rec center art

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District art displays, through June 30: Sheldon Spiegelman of Highlands Ranch exhibits photography at the Buck Recreation Center in Littleton. Dick Gallagher of Lakewood exhibits paintings, “Car Art” (Vintage cars) at Lone Tree Recreation Center. Front Range Photography Group, with members from the metro area, exhibits photography at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial. Lenna Kay of Littleton exhibits decorative tiles coated with liquid metal over paint at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Contact for prospective exhibitors is Darcie LaScala, 303-483-7072, or check online at sspr.org.

Englewood history

The Englewood Historic Preservation Society will present Swedish Medical Center nurse Cassandra Letkomiller on June 26, speaking about the “1918 Flu Pandemic,” which killed 50 million worldwide — and preparations to combat the next flue pandemic. She will speak at 2:30 p.m. at the Englewood Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, and 6:30 p.m. at the Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood. Free. 303-242-3257.

Depot art

“Lazy Days of Summer,” juried by painter Tanis Bula, hangs through July 30, with a public reception on July 7 during the First Friday Art Walk, at Littleton’s Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; depotartgallery.org.

This is Colorado

Heritage Fine Arts Guild calls for entries in the 2017 “This is Colorado” exhibit (Oct. 10-Nov. 2 at Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College). Deadline is Aug. 15. Juror is Lance Green. A prospectus is on the guild’s website, heritage-guild.com, or leave a message for show director, Mary kay Jacobus, 303-594-4667.

Free summer concerts

The Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform two free concerts of American/pop music: July 2, 3 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Englewood Campus, 3800 S. Logan St., and July 3, 7:45 p.m., at the City of Avon’s Harry A Nottingham Park, 1 Lake St., Avon, followed by a fireworks display. Info: Arapahoe-phil.org, 303-781-1892.

Sonya Ellingboe


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