Open house set for new go-round of Earth Day


April 22 is Earth Day and readers are invited to celebrate it at Hudson Gardens, with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. where a beekeeper will show the inside of an active hive. Enjoy a community drum circle at 6:30 p.m. Location is 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton,

Beneficial local insects

A note from Littleton Garden Club president Liz Wuest reminds gardeners to take care when cleaning up your garden beds, to support local insects — the example was a praying mantis egg case, snuggled into a flax plant. (Yes, they’re kind of scary-looking critters, but they will clean up other garden insects one would prefer not to have on board!) Bees may be tucked away as well — will you recognize our tiny native bees and other pollinators? Safe habitats are needed. No pesticides. The annual garden club plant sale will be online this year — date TBA. Nice to be thinking gardens!

Rockin’ on the River

A 5K run will be held at Hudson Gardens on April 18 at 9 a.m. Register in advance at

Lone Tree Arts Center

In-person and livestreamed: “Russian Romance: Arts in the Afternoon” with pianist Madoka Asari and violist Phillip Stevens at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, on April 21 at 1:30 p.m. Music historian Betsy Schwarm will comment on Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” as the musicians perform this Russian classic. Go to, 720-509-1000.

Arapahoe Philharmonic

“Agree to Disagree: Family Discovery Concert” will be presented by the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra in person at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 24. Director is Devin Patrick Hughes. Tickets: Office: 303-781-1892. A mini-season also includes concerts May 7 and June 11.

Workshop reminder

Heritage Fine Arts Guild will offer a three-day Zoom workshop with award-winning watercolorist Karen Knutson on May 13, 14, 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Register at — select current workshops. Cost: $75, HFAG members; others: $90. (Membership costs $40.) Students will make an abstract background and use special techniques to create texture. They may choose abstract flowers, birds and other figures. For information, contact Mary kay Jacobus at A Zoom link will be provided.

Colorado Music Festival

Colorado Music Festival will be held July 1 to Aug.ust 7 at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, offering 22 performances of orchestral and chamber music by the Colorado Festival Orchestra and guest artists. Tickets will be available on the Chautauqua website,, beginning April 20 and will include four world premieres.

Veterans writing workshops

National Endowment for the Humanities and Steamboat Creates offer free expressive writing workshops on Sundays at 3 p.m. Workshop leader is veteran Cindy Skaggs. To register:


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