All things Irish en route

Posted 6/24/09

The Colorado Irish Festival will fill Clement Park 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, July 10-12. Among the events will be a cultural exchange between …

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All things Irish en route


The Colorado Irish Festival will fill Clement Park 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, July 10-12. Among the events will be a cultural exchange between kids from the Salida Circus and a group of children, Circus WAVE, from the WAVE Trauma Center in Northern Ireland. WAVE stands for Widows against Violence and it was formed in 1991 to assist with bereavement after The Violence. Circus WAVE was formed in 1999 and has support from Ambassador Collins and the DC Friends of Ireland. The Fest opens on Friday night, when admission is free between 5 and 6 p.m. From 6 to 11 p.m., $8. Saturday and Sunday hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets $12. (Arrive at the gate at or before 11 a.m. on Sunday with two non-perishable food items and enjoy free admission. Information, schedules and discounted advance tickets at

The Museum of Outdoor Arts and Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre will present “Sounds of America” with the Colorado Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on July 4, followed by fireworks at 9:40 p.m. on July 4 at Fiddlers Green. The program will include a musical synthesis of the American experience, including patriotic music, Warren Hill singing the National Anthem, Pianist Katie Mahan performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and more. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $17, $15, $12, free under 3. Four-person family packs, $51. To purchase tickets,, 303-220-7000. Activities in nearby Samson Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Information: 303-806-0444,

Celebrationworks announces the appointment of Sarah Roshan as artistic director. She joins executive producer and prize-winning playwright Carol Roper of Littleton in operating the company which is dedicated to producing only new plays and to keeping the ticket price at an affordable $10. The company has a new home on the second floor of the historic Emerson Building at 1420 Ogden Street, Denver (former home of Shadow Theatre). Roper’s recently-published comedy, “Shakespeare’s Brother” (previewed at Bemis Library in Littleton last summer) will play July 17 to 25 with tickets $5.28. 303-282-5391,

Classical/flamenco guitarist Andy Hackworth will play a variety of music from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Bemis Library’s Sophie’s Place, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. 303-795-3961.

The Littleton Chorale announces that Dr. Michael T. Krueger has joined the chorale as Music Director. He is Minister of Music at Glory Lutheran Church in Arvada and director of the Larimer Chorale. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting and literature is from the University of Illinois, preceded by a Masters Degree in trumpet performance and jazz studies from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. The chorale will continue to rehearse at Littleton United Methodist Church.

A Second Renaissance is a new discussion group focused on faith on creativity from a Biblical perspective will begin in July at two locations in Parker. The first half of each meeting will be used for opening prayer and discussion of “The Creative Call” by Janice Elsheimer, a workbook featuring exercises and reflections. It may be ordered at CrossWalk Christian Bookstore and Café in Parker, 303-840-5688. The second half of the meetings will be devoted to works in progress. Attend as you are able. Guests welcome. No charge for attendance, but purchase of refreshments at the host location is encouraged. On the second Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning July 8, meetings will be at Kunjani Coffea, 10009 Jordan Road and from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, beginning July 14, meetings will be at CrossWalk Christian Bookstore and Café, 19190 E. Mainstreet. For more information and to confirm attendance, email contact@creative

The Aspen Grove Family Film Festival runs on Wednesdays through August at the center at 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive at West Mineral Avenue. Hours listed: 6 to 11 p.m. Bring your chairs. Free. For information on what’s playing when:

“Untitled #22,” Ps and Qs, comes down at the Denver Art Museum on Friday, June 26, with local music, art tours, art making. This final Friday of the month event will range in focus from Japanese Tea Ceremony, to how to care for your art to confessions of dark secrets to The Post Secret Project! Bands b.sous and Elin Palmer will play with DJs Funky Punks. Free with admission.

Children’s author/illustrator Janet Stevens, a Colorado treasure, will be at the Castle Rock Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., to talk about her adventures in writing “The Great Fuzz Frenzy,” the book chosen for children in the One Book, One Castle Rock program. There are artist-designed related T-shirts for sale and there will also be titles for teens and adults to read and discuss (and T-shirts). See www.DouglasCounty and Events, or call 303-791-READ.

“Celtic Echoes at the Castle” with Denver Brass and Celtic Colorado Pipes and Drums, is next in the Cherokee Ranch and Castle Performing Arts Series on June 28. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for wine tasting and a castle tour, dinner buffet, concert, coffee and desert with the performers. On the castle veranda. Tickets: $75., 303-688-4600, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays or leave name and phone# for callback next business day. The castle is at 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, a short jog east of Highway 85 (Santa Fe Drive).

Young Voices of Colorado will host the Fourth Annual Sing a Mile High Children’s Choral Festival June 25-29 at the University of Denver, with 12 choirs, more than 400 young singers from across the country. The culmination is a free community concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Newman Center, University of Denver. The individual choirs perform in the first half and combine after intermission with guest conductor Dr. Roland Dilworth of Chicago. The singers will perform his new composition, “Stand Upon the Rock!” On July 9, Young Voices will hold auditions for the next season. Information:, 303-797-SING.



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