See, hear live frogs in Parker

Posted 1/14/11

Ribbit! “Frogs! A Chorus of Colors” hops into the Wildlife Experience Jan. 29 through May 8. Vocal and colorful, more than 15 species of frogs …

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See, hear live frogs in Parker


Ribbit! “Frogs! A Chorus of Colors” hops into the Wildlife Experience Jan. 29 through May 8. Vocal and colorful, more than 15 species of frogs will appear in custom-designed exhibits, with proper humidity, light, temperature and water quality for each animal. Kids and their adults should be enchanted by tadpoles and climbing, jumping mature frogs in orange, blue and red. Included with museum general admission, $10/$6 kids 3 to 19; free under 3. The Wildlife Experience is at 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker (at Lincoln). 720-488-3300,

Admirers of late painter Dale Chisman will want to visit “Dale Chisman

In Retrospect” through Feb. 27 at Redline Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver. The collection of paintings and works on paper from the Chisman estate will be shown with a parallel exhibit of works by select Redline studio artists. A new companion book will be for sale ($55). A panel, moderated by Adam Lerner of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 303-296-4448.

Families with a budding thespian may want to consider Town Hall’s Spring Actor’s Playground programs. (Brochures available in the lobby at 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton or information on dates and fees online at Sessions run Feb. 21 through April 30, with professional instructors in age-based classes, including play production of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” For questions or to register online, contact Children’s Theatre Coordinator Pam Clifton,

The US Air Force Falconaires, a fine jazz ensemble of 18 full time musicians, performs traditional and contemporary big band jazz in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. (LUMC’s arts-minded members sponsor this Fine Arts Series — donations are welcome). 303-794-6379.

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra brings its interactive “Suonare” (to sound) to Highlands Ranch community Association’s Winter Cultural Series at 7 p.m. January 27 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Tickets: $7 for HRCA members in advance, $10/guests; $5 ages 2 to 12, free under 2. 303-471-8859,

“Greenwood… and Beyond: Capturing the Human Emotion and Spirit” annual photo show runs Jan. 21 through Feb. 23 at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, with an opening reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22. A related lecture will be at 6:30 Feb. 10. Jurors are Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff and Skip Kohloff. Admission free. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 303-797-1779.

“Celtic History and Weddings” is Travis Butterworth’s topic for the Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England Family History Society (WISE) meeting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Denver Central Library, Gates Conference Room, 5th floor, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. A member of the Renaissance Scots, a living history group, he will discuss the Celts from Russian beginnings through modern contributions as well as Celt wedding traditions. Open to all. Note new meeting time.

The St. Olaf College Choir, on a 100th Anniversary tour, will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave. Denver . Tickets: $30/$15, 303-388-4962,

Tut has departed and soon there will be no more “Moore in the Gardens” sculptures at the Denver Botanic Gardens after Jan. 31. The outdoor exhibit of sculptor Henry Moore’s large-scale works is primarily located at the York Street DBG, 1007 York St., Denver, with a couple at Chatfield. A bit of snow and winter light should give a different look for those who have visited previously. Cell phone tours and guided tours at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, if a guide is available. York Street has an indoor exhibit of maquettes and information on his creative process. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $12.50/$9.50/$9, free 3 and under. 720-865-3585,

Englewood Arts presents an ensemble of Colorado Symphony musicians performing Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in Hampden Hall at the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Catherine Beeson, viola, will host. Tickets: $15/$12/$5. 303-806-8196,

Storyteller Kay Negash will portray Polly Pry (Leonel Ross Campbell) at 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Pry was intelligent, beautiful and the first female reporter for the Denver Post. She campaigned for the freedom of Colorado’s famous cannibal Alfred Packer, who lived in Littleton late in his life and is buried at Littleton Cemetery. Free. 303-795-3961.

“Untitled # 33” (Pledge) is the first final Friday event of 2011 at the Denver Art Museum, an event geared especially to the younger art lovers with music, munchies and offbeat art encounters. Collections staff will demonstrate how to keep your art works clean, including saliva on a Q-tip and a confession booth will hear broken resolutions. Make a promise to put a conflict behind you by leaving a note with the Nkisi sculpture in the African collection. Buntport Theater returns. Free with general admission, students with valid IDs get 2 for 1 if purchased onsite. Information:

“Music Can Be Fun” is the title for Highlands Ranch Concert Band’s first free concert in 2011 at 2 p.m. Jan. 30, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 3350 White Bay Dr., Highlands Ranch. (See story)

Saving Places, 2011, the annual preservation conference presented by Colorado Preservation Inc, will be held Feb. 2-4 at the new Embassy Suites Hotel at the Convention Center. See for costs and program listings. Open to anyone interested. Donovan Rypkema, the Washington-based guru of preservation, will speak at the Thursday luncheon.

Deadline is near! Photographers are invited to submit digital entries by 5 p.m. Jan. 25 for the 45th Annual Eye of the Camera Photography Exhibition, which will run Feb. 13 through April 3 at the Littleton Museum. Internationally published photographer Russell Burden of Highlands Ranch is juror. Up to three entries by Colorado photographers accepted, with a $30 fee per photographer. Cash awards of $1700. For entry brochure, which has specific instructions, contact the Littleton Museum, 303-795-3950. Entries may be submitted online, mailed or hand-delivered to the Museum at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton.

A Painting Workshop and Taste of Provence June 4-18, will be led by Linda Lowry, former Arapahoe Community College painting instructor and Christine Khorsand, Chair of Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts and professional Programs at ACC. Two parts of Provence: the Riviera and the Luberon will be visited, with on site painting and drawing instruction and slide lectures on famous artists who lived in the area., as well as individual and group critiques and visits to museums, art collections, gardens and cultural sites. Cost: $3,800, air not included. Deadline for an initial deposit of $1,000 is January 28. For more information and brochure on trip details, contact Khorsand, or 720-261-8452. For information about Linda Lowry,,, 303-725-7730. (Not an ACC program).

Explore the Mediterranean this Summer With Arapahoe Community College. Explore Roman and Greek influence on art, architecture, history and languages on ancient and modern urban and rural areas, May 16 to June 4. Students can earn three credits in Art History, Western Civilization or History of Romance Languages. Cost is $3,500. (Air fare and tuition not included). Deadline to apply for the Mediterranean study abroad program is Feb. 18. For more information, offerings/2011 studyabroadtour. Or contact Tour Director Christine Khorsand, 303-797-5818,


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