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Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
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Sheranne Khan is a college student who has finished her first year and has wanted to be an esthetician or an elementary school teacher.
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My Name Is ... Sheranne Khan

Childhood struggles I am 20 years old, and I have lived in the Aurora-Centennial area for the past six years. Before that, I lived in both California and North Carolina. I was born with autoimmune …
Stephanie Thomas, a member of the SoSu Art Collective, hangs decorations Nov. 27 for the group’s holiday art sale in early December.

Community-minded art group in Centennial to hold holiday sale

There's a bustling art scene in Denver, but the suburbs have less to talk about, according to Stephanie Thomas, a Centennial resident who is part of a small movement to change that. “Community — …
Santa arrived to SouthGlenn on a Clydesdale-drawn carriage and will be welcoming guests to SouthGlenn throughout the season.

PHOTOS: Giving the gift of lights at Streets at SouthGlenn

Santa made his annual early stop at west Centennial’s outdoor mall, helping to ring in the season amid a host of holiday activities. At the 11th annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival …
VW Bugs decorated in Christmas lights participated in the parade through Historic Downtown Littleton. The cars, along with the Heritage Highschool Brass, the Littleton Youth Ballet and more, led Santa to the stage where he lit up a giant tree with Christmas lights.

Holidays in sight on special night

The city of Littleton hosted its 36th annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting on Nov. 29. The holiday entertainment included live reindeer, Town Hall Arts Center Dickens Carolers, a dancing …

Chris Willard is the director for “Wizard of Oz.”

Thespian brings Bedford Falls to life on south metro stage

Local actor/director/playwright Christopher Willard has, like many of us, loved Frank Capra’s 1946 fantasy film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as it screens each holiday season. The warm, charming …
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Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …

Family fare comes to area stage for holiday happiness

With the 20th century barely under way, St. Louis residents, including the Smith family, were excited at the prospect of the 1904 World’s Fair, which ran from April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Also called …
Francisco Estevez leaps as the Nutcracker King in the 50th annual Colorado Ballet performance of Tchiakovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet.
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Colorado Ballet performs holiday classic ‘Nutcracker’

Colorado Ballet presents its 59th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver, from Nov. 30 to Dec. …

Looking back is worth looking forward to

With the day ahead and 24 topics to choose from, it was hard for a still-sleepy history buff to get in gear on the morning of Nov. 2 as the 2019 History Camp Colorado kicked off at 9 a.m. at Arapahoe …

Arapahoe Community College students and Colorado Center for the Blind students have collaborated on an exhibit called “Shared Visions.”
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School for the Blind students join forces with others for exhibit

Arapahoe Community College art students combine talents with artists from Colorado School for the Blind, located in Littleton, for an exhibit that runs through Nov. 19 at the college’s Colorado …
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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
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Author coming to talk about two of her books

Author Susan Orlean will appear at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at an event presented by Arapahoe Libraries at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. She will talk about her most recent …
Journalist Maria Hinajosa will speak at History Colorado, in a series celebrating the centennial of the Vote for Women.
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History museum event is tied to series on women’s influence

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of National Public Radio will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, a feature of “Bold Women. Change History.” at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. She is part …
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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …

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New works coming to area art gallery

Littleton artists Tatiana Dowell and Michelle Lamb will exhibit new work opening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 25 at CORE New Art Space, in 40 West, at 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Dowell creates …
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