Water Blossom Festival invites gardeners

Posted 7/6/10

The annual “Water Blossom Festival,” sponsored by the Colorado Water Garden Society, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at Denver Botanic …

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Water Blossom Festival invites gardeners


The annual “Water Blossom Festival,” sponsored by the Colorado Water Garden Society, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. (The society includes many south area gardeners). Demonstrations on planting and dividing, information and brochures, tours of DBG water gardens, some free plants. At 1 p.m. Sarada Krisnan, director of horticulture, will present “Denver Botanic Gardens Aquatic Plants” in Gates Hall. The event is free, but DBG membership or admission is required. Contacts: Jim Arneill 303-843-9619 or Duff Kerr 303-871-0449.

“I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning” by Lee Mueller, presented by the Parker Arts Council, invites the public to a wedding reception, which won’t be over until someone is dead. Performances will be at 7 p.m. July 24 and 2 p.m. July 25 at Victorian Peaks Collection, 11020 Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Director Patricia Goodman leads the Murder Gourmet Ltd. troupe. The antique store will become a cabaret theater for the weekend, with a buffet dinner, cash bar and play for $35. Reservations must be at least 24 hours in advance. 303-840-5406.

Reminder to artists: The Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition is scheduled July 12 to Aug. 5 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Entries will be received only from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 10 at the gallery. Fee is $10 each (Exact cash). They will be juried from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work not accepted can be picked up that day from 1 to 3 p.m.. Submit actual work (no slides). 2-D work must be wired and ready to hang. 3-D work must be stable, fit on a 17-inch by 17-inch pedestal and light enough for one person to carry. A reception will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 16. Gallery hours: 12 to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Information: Trish.Sangelo@arapahoe.edu.

Littleton Symphony, directed by Jurgen deLemos, will hold auditions during July and August for string players and Second Trumpet. There are required trumpet excerpts and audition requirements for strings. Call for information and appointment: 303-989-4727 or contact info@littletonsymphony.org.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center will host its 27th Annual All Colorado Art Show from July 9 to Aug. 6 at 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Internationally known painter Quang Ho is the 2010 juror. Quang Ho will lecture on “Good Art, How and Why it Works” at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 23 at Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec, then will move to Curtis to conduct a gallery walk at 7:45 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Admission free. 303-797-1779.

“Seussical Jr.” (the one hour version) will be presented by Town Hall Arts Centers play production camp students July 9 to 18: 7 p.m. July 9, 10, 16, 17; 2 p.m. July 11 and 18. Tickets: $10. Town Hall is at 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton, 303-794-2787, ext 5.

Missoula Children’s Theater auditions for “The Princess and the Pea” will be 10 am to noon on July 12, with rehearsals for successful participants lasting through the week to performances at 7 p.m. July 16 and 3 p.m. July 17 at Highline Church, 6325 S. University, Centennial. (Across from Goodson). Ages 8 to 18, $75/$55. 303-730-4612, sspr.org.

Dr. Joelle Suel, pastor of Glory to Glory Christian Center in Aurora, which has active south area members, will sign copies of her new book, “Counting the Cost: Essential Truths to Answering God’s Call,” from noon to 2 p.m. July 10 at Barnes and Noble Books, 8555 E. Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village.

Theater fans who missed Shadow Theatre’s “Life and Times of Ol’ Alfred” may be able to attend one of two performances scheduled at El Centro Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, at 7:30 p.m. July 3 and 10. 720-857-8000, info@shadowtheatre.org. “Digging King Tut” with Dr. William Petty is scheduled at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. at 7 p.m. July 13. Petty will talk about Tut’s place in history and then jump ahead to the discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter and the story of two trumpets found there. Free. 303-795-3961.Nature writer Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock will again offer summer classes at Rocky Mountain National Park. Information and registration at www.rmna.org : July 17- 9 a.m. to 12 noon - “Animal Tracks Detectives” for ages 8 to 12. Learn the story told by tracks. $15. July 18-9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -“A Bird on the Page” Observe birds and the natural world along a stream among aspens and wildflowers. Record in detail, then write a brief piece. $95. Young is the author of 11 books and will have the first in a new Colorado Nature Guide Series due in fall 2010.Paperback Palooza used paperback book sale (50 cents) will be held 9 a.m. July 10 at Eloise May Library, 1471 S. Parker Road, Denver. 303-LIBRARY.The popular Body Worlds and the Story of the Heart exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, has been extended through Aug. 15. For information: www.dmns.org, 303-322-7009.Colorado Theatre Guild will announce the Fifth Annual Henry Awards in a program at 7 p.m. July 19 in the Space Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The theater-loving public is invited to attend. Tickets, $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Gloria Shanstrom, 303-931-7241.The Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours D’Elegance, a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Colorado organization which was washed out in the June 13 monsoons, is happily re-scheduled at Arapahoe Community College from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Adults $10, Children under 12 free. www.cpco.org.The Parker Writers Group will meet at 2 p.m. July 11 at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, to hear Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2009 Writer of the Year Mario Acevedo present “Getting Published and What’s Next.” He will bring manuscripts that have been worked over by an editor. Felix Gomez, his vampire detective is headed for a graphic novel series. Free, no registration required.Firehouse Quilts 5th Annual Quilt Show will be held July 16 (Noon to 6 p.m.) and July 17 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 E. Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Award-winning quilts in varied categories; music; vendors; onsite café and patio. Firehouse Quilts members make quilts for firemen to give to children who have suffered a loss through a home fire. Admission: $7 at the door; $6 in advance. See www.firehousequilts.org.The 16th Annual Colorado Irish Festival will be July 9-11 at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Opens 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11. Bands, dance, storytelling, sports, cultural village, kids activities, marketplace. Tickets: $5 Friday; $12 Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, two items of non-perishable food gets you in free until 11 a.m. Discounted advance tickets and information: www.ColoradoIrishFestival.org.“Fashion on the Frontier” at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Littleton Museum will show how clothing evolved from hoop skirt to suffragette “rational dress.” Soldiers, physicians, bathers, mothers, children and pioneers (staff and volunteers) will model. The Museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Tickets: $4/FOL/M members; $5 non-members. 303-795-3950.The Vibe Tribe, a four piece Dixieland band that includes a vibraphone, will play from 2 to 3 p.m. July 10 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. 303-795-3961.


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