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Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis …
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John Voehl, a “Lincoln presenter,” speaks to the audience Feb. 7 in an event room at the South Suburban Family Sports Center at 6901 S. Peoria St. in Centennial. “An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln” gave the audience a presentation about the presidents that preceded Lincoln, their importance and his connections with them. Voehl also shared highlights of his presidency, including the events surrounding the Civil War.

PHOTOS: 'Abraham Lincoln' visits Centennial seniors

The 16th president came to Centennial for an afternoon — or, at least, that's what the audience saw when John Voehl put on a presentation as Abraham Lincoln at the South Suburban Family Sports …

South Suburban to host job fairs

South Suburban Parks and Recreation plans to get a jump on the busy spring and summer hiring seasons by hosting job fairs on March 5 and 12. The goal is to attract candidates to fill hundreds of …

‘A Little Night Music’ is Denver stage delight

Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, “A Little Night Music” is perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s best-known musical, especially for the song, “Send in the Clowns ...” Cherry Creek Theatre has …
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People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the …

Local Author Connie Shoemaker, past director of Spring International Language Institute at ACC, has published a book, “Taste the Sweetness Later” about two Muslim women who emigrated to Littleton.

Book shares American journey of two Muslim women

Connie Shoemaker, one of the founders of Spring International Language Center at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, first connected with Muslim women while teaching at American University in …
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Two theaters stage unflinching plays

The Aurora Fox is presenting “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, while Curious Theatre stages “Gloria” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. Both playwrights are …
Actor/scholar Becky Stone will portray American poet and author Maya Angelou at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bemis Library, a Colorado humanities program.
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Maya Angelou’s story to be shared by actor, scholar

Actor and scholar Becky Stone will portray American poet and author Maya Angelou (1929-2014) at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Presented by Colorado Humanities as …
Alex Hatch pictured in London while visiting the Warner Bros. studio where Harry Potter scenes were filmed.

The magic touch of Harry Potter

Trivia nights. Beer festivals. Running clubs. Theme parks. Symphony concerts. Quidditch teams. All are present-day examples of groups and activities inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in …
Cast members in Colorado Ballet’s “Wizard of Oz,” running through Feb. 10.

‘Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Colorado Ballet shows

As a forward to his original “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” published in May 1900, L. Frank Baum wrote: “A time for a newer set of wonder tales ... without stereotypic genie, dwarf and fairies …

The Mexican flag is presented at the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza on Jan. 13 during the National Western Stock Show.

Another wild ride: 113th annual National Western Stock Show

The 113th annual National Western Stock Show came to a close Jan. 27. As they do each January, hundreds of thousands of people attended the event in Denver during its more-than-two-week run — which …
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Foothills Art Center highlighting local talent pool

For most artists, there’s nothing about them outwardly that gives them away. You might never realize how creative a person is until you see their name next to a piece on a gallery wall. Shining a …
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Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 …
Painting by Delia Leonard of Littleton High School is included in the Littleton Public Schools K12 Student Art Show at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC through Feb. 5.
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Student art lines walls of gallery at college

The Annual Littleton Public Schools K-12 Student Art Show runs Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, in the Annex, Littleton Campus. The campus is at …
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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …

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Event marks 50 years for Denver Audubon

Denver Audubon celebrates — and reflects on — its first 50 years at an event on Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barn at Raccooon Creek, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., just west of Littleton. In …
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