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Sidewalk sale raises funds for Arapahoe library system


Southglenn Library’s Annual Super Sidewalk Sale takes place July 14 and 15 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and July 16 (noon to 4 p.m.) at Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial. Books, collectibles, DVDs and audiobooks for all ages will be available. Proceeds from book sales, coordinated by the Friends of Arapahoe Libraries, provide events, materials and equipment for the libraries. In 2016, the Friends raised more than $100,000. For information, or to join the organization, see arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-LIBRARY.

Englewood Camera Club

Photographer Steve Mohlenkamp will talk to the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. on July 11 about how he captures world-class images as he travels. He has developed a 24-minute, 400-image, soundtracked slide show, just for travel. He will then revisit any images that raise questions for his audience and show equipment he takes on a travel shoot. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests and prospective members are welcome.

‘Colorado Encyclopedia’ online

Colorado Humanities, in collaboration with the Colorado State University Libraries, launched “The Colorado Encyclopedia” online, with articles written and reviewed by scholars. The editorial team is led by Dr. William Wei, professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Editors include Colorado state historian Dr. Patricia Limerick, who is a professor of history at CU-Boulder and the director of the Center for the American West; assistant state archaeologist Kevin Black and Bancroft Prize-winning historian Thomas Andrews. Anyone with expertise on a Colorado topic is invited to submit ideas and articles by visiting the “Contributors” page or contacting editorial assistant Nick Johnson at njohnson@coloradohumanities.org, 303-894-7951, ext. 21.

Summer at Chatfield Farms

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm along the banks of Deer Creek in south Jefferson County. The historic Hildebrand Farm, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, has a restored 1918 dairy barn, 1874 Deer Creek one-room schoolhouse, 2.5 miles of nature trails, the Deer Creek Discovery children’s play area and numerous wildflower gardens. Visit Butterflies at Chatfield daily. For the Lavender Festival on July 15, admission is free, with some activities requiring payment. 720-865-3500; botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms.

Concert at Littleton Museum

The Delta Sonics will perform at 7 p.m. on July 12 on the Littleton Museum lawn, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Free. Food truck: Taco Mojo. 303-795-3950.

Gillespie tribute

“A Taste of Jazz” is presented by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at 4 p.m. July 22 at the Historic Grant Ave. Community Center, 216 S. Grant St., Denver. (historicgrantave.org) Featured will be Brad Goode, associate professor of jazz studies at the University of Colorado, who bears a physical resemblance to Dizzy Gillespie as well as being a virtuoso on trumpet. Tickets, $20 at the door or on the “Dates” page at mjo-denver.org.

Pianist nominated for Emmy

Lisa Downing of Littleton, an internationally recognized pianist, composer and recording artist, received her third Emmy nomination for Musical Composition/Arrangement of her song “The Torii Gates.” These Japanese gates washed ashore in Oregon with other storm-tossed items, then were repaired and identified at Portland Japanese Gardens and returned to their village in Japan. The song is featured in a video created by Enchanted Road Productions of Golden. LisaDowning.com.

Theatre of Dreams

CarneyMagic, with comedian and sleight-of-hand virtuoso John Carney, will appear at 7:30 p.m. July 21 and 22 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Tickets: $25-$30 at 303-660-6799, or Tickets.AmazingShows.com.

Sonya Ellingboe


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