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Harpist from Englewood returns to her hometown


Harpist Emily Levin will be returning home when she performs with violinist Yi Zhao and cellist Austin Fisher at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at Hampden Hall, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Now she is principal harpist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (the youngest principal harpist with a major American orchestra). While growing up in Englewood, she was on the roster of the Young Musicians Foundation and performed with that organization and with Denver Young Artists Orchestra. She graduated with degrees in music and history from Indiana University and earned a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2015. The program of trios includes: Currier: “Night Time Suite for Violin and Harp”; Bruch: “Kol Nidre for Cello and Harp”; Renie: “Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp.” Tickets: $20/$15/free under 18, at the door one hour prior; englewoodarts.org; 303-806-8196.

Free children’s concert

The Littleton Symphony will present its annual free concert for children at 2 p.m. Nov. 11, with pianist Madison Suh, age 10, performing. Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton.

Englewood Camera Club

Lee Urmy will speak at the Nov. 14 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club, which meets at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Urmy will speak about removing noise from images, using Nik DeNoise, his choice after considering denoising software on the market, which is available free. Guests and new members welcome.

Genealogists meet

Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets in November at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. From 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 will be “Using Chancery Court Records in Genealogy Research,” by James Jeffrey, special collections librarian, Western History and Genealogy at Denver Public Library. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21 will be “Help with U.S. State Genealogy Research,” followed from 1 to 3 p.m. by “The WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II,” presented by Sarah Byrn Rickman, WASP author and historian. Free. Guests and new members welcome.

Own an original

Littleton’s annual “Own an Original Art Exhibition 2017” opens Nov. 17 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, and runs through Jan. 7, 2018. Open during museum hours; admission is free. The juror is Kathryn Charles, who grew up in Littleton and has worked nationally as an art administrator. Littletongov.org/museum. 303-795-3950.

Photographs sought

“Share the View,” an international nature photography contest, is accepting entries through Dec. 5, according to the Audubon Society. Top 250 winners and semi-finalists will be seen on the IMAX screen at CU South Denver Campus on Feb. 14 at the meeting of the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club. Entry-$10 or 6/$50. Information: Share The View website http://denveraudubon.contestvenue.com. (Cash awards.)

Denver Concert Band

“Harvests and Holidays” is the name for the 2 p.m. Nov. 18 concert by the Denver Concert Band, conducted by Jaclyn Bouton at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Program includes: “Chorale and Shaker Dance,” by John Zdechlik; “Symphonic Highlights from Frozen”; and possibly a visitor from the North Pole. Tickets start at $8, 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Parker Artist Guild

The Parker Artist Guild presents its 2017 Annual Exhibition through Dec. 26 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Forty-six artists are included in this show, juried by PACE Center curator Rose Frederick. This is the first time PACE Center has put out a call for an open show. Awards will be selected by artist Mark Nelson, who lives and works in Parker.

Holiday Y’ART Sale

Local artists Rob Davidson (watercolors) and Betsy Buckner (oil and acrylic) will hold a sale, open to all, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 at the Willow Creek 1 Clubhouse, 8050 E. Jamison Drive, Centennial. Davidson, Centennial, is a retired architect and Buckner, Evergreen, is a longtime painter.

SCFD Free Days

Nov. 13 and Dec. 10 will be SCFD Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 N. Colorado Blvd., Denver, including admission to “Ultimate Dinosaurs” and “Nature’s Amazing Machines” both temporary exhibitions. Dmns.org.

Western art

The American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place, Denver, hosts an “Artful Insight” program about Frank Mechau from 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and one about Albert Bierstadt on Dec. 18. “Writing the West — Confidence Men” will be presented in collaboration with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29. For tickets and information: AnschutzCollection.org. Self-guided tours are also available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and guided tours by reservation at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

MCA Denver

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, is raising funds to renovate the building, expand exhibition and programming and launch a civic art initiative to support Denver-area artists, due to its growing audience in the David Adjaye-designed building. The entrance is newly decorated to invite visitors to come on in! MCADenver.org.

Veterans Day concert

Voices West will join with the Highlands Ranch Concert Band for its annual Veterans Day concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at St Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Admission is free.

Call for contestants

The Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant seeks contestants now. The 24th annual awards ceremony will be on May 26 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Contact Renee Green, 720-384-6249, renemscap@gmail.com. Information and application form are at colosramerica.com.

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