Opera guild picks winner in yearly competition

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Soprano Anna Montgomery, 27, was the first-place winner in Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s annual competition. Her First Place Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Foundation Award amounted to $6,000, which will help as she pursues an operatic career. There were 30 competitors in the annual event. See denverlyricoperaguild.org to see the competitors perform. (Story next week.)

Paint Box Guild

The Paint Box Guild of Littleton has continued to meet via Zoom every Wednesday and has an exhibit at Denver Community Credit Union, 101 W. Mineral Ave. in Littleton, through April. Paintings that have been on display at Littleton Adventist Hospital will move to Castle Rock Adventist Hospital through June. The group’s next exhibit will be at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock April 6 through May 20. In May, the group will exhibit at Atlas Coffee Shop in Ken Caryl, in June at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial, and in July at the opening of Atlas Coffee Shop in Littleton (former Solid Grounds Coffee at Broadway and Panama). This group welcomes inquiry about membership. See paintboxguildlittleton.org.

Depot Art Gallery

The Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton, and the adjacent Caboose Gallery will probably reopen with a member appreciation show in mid-April. We will watch for more information and pass it along.

Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet has announced a season finale, “Through It All,” at Lone Tree Arts Center on April 10-11 and 17-18. This will be the first company performances in over a year and dancers have been rehearsing in smaller pod groups in the studio for this mixed repertoire performance. The program will include traditional and new works. Performances will be: April 10, 11, 17, 18 at 2 p.m. and April 10 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for livestream access will cost $25/individual, $40/household. Tickets in limited numbers, for in-person attendance will cost #60. Visit lonetreeartscenter.org or call the box office, 720-509-1000. Sales for livestream performances will end an hour prior to performance and a link for access will be emailed. Masks will be required for in-person attendance.

ACC

Arapahoe Community College is adding a music business certificate to its Music Audio Technology Program in fall 2021. The 16-hour certificate can be earned as a stand-alone certificate or as a supplement to an associate degree. Three pre-existing ACC classes — Music Business, Business of Live Music Performance and Music Marketing Strategies — are included in the certificate. An internship and two new class offerings — Project Management and for Musicians and Music Publishing — will round out remaining required credits. For information on the program, email charles.haarhues@arapahoe.edu or Jason.Klobnak@arapahoe.edu.

Tesoro Lectures

“Western Art, Western History: A Field for Historical Art” by Dr. Ron Tyler at 4 p.m. April 10 at the Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, is free, but requires a reservation through South Suburban Parks and Recreation website, ssprd.org, or 303-347-5999. On April 11, the lecture will be repeated at History Colorado at 2 p.m. and then at 6 p.m. at a dinner lecture at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. Call 303-839-1671 for reservation and cost. (These sell out, so call in advance.) The following week, Jerome Greene will lecture on “January Moon: The Northern Cheyenne Breakout From Fort Robinson 1878-1879.” April 17, 4 p.m., Lone Tree Hub; April 18, History Colorado 2 p.m., dinner lecture, The Fort. See above for contact info.

For gardeners

Denver Botanic Gardens 2021 Spring Plant Sale will be online. Early access, April 26: $25, limited number of advance tickets on sale now. April 27-29: Online store open to all 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last. Plant list and instructions for using online store will be available mid-April. Curbside pickup May 6-9 at the Gardens’ York Street location, top deck of parking structure. Last Chance in-person sale: May 10-11 for whatever remains. Reservations required — selection will be limited. Garden in a bag selections curated by DBG plant experts will be available.

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