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‘They should expect a party’

Alternative rock aficionados are no doubt marking their calendars for Parker Arts’ first concert of the 2017-18 season, as Smash Mouth is slated to bring its style of rock ‘n’ roll to the Discovery Park stage on Aug. 19. Twenty years after … more

Conditions: fair and rainy

Gales come hard and fast on the plains, whether or not there’s a county fair in progress underneath. A heavy late-day storm sent attendees at the Elbert County Fair in Kiowa ducking for cover on Aug. 5 but they hardly minded. The horse and tractor … more

Finding faith in sports

Travis Carey, sports director at Red Rocks Church, will tell you that athletics have greatly improved his life. He met his wife while on a Red Rocks Church sporting teamteam and has grown lasting friendships through various other athletic … more

Coming back from the dead to talk about the light

The emotion that Nancy Rynes remembers most when she woke up on that January day in 2014 was anger. It wasn’t anger at the texting driver that had hit her while she bicycled around the Lafayette roundabout. It wasn’t anger about the injuries … more

Five questions: Sam Adams

  Parker residents may be surprised to learn one of their neighbors is a veteran Midwestern comedian who worked his way up from a clerical position to the world of entertainment. Sam … more

Equestrian drill team does some fancy footwork

For the 24 young riders of the Blazing Saddles drill team, having the opportunity to ride their horses and perform at rodeo events throughout the region means a commitment to once-a-week practices, riding in all weather conditions (except … more

Pop goes the culture in event at Koelbel Library

Celebrate pop culture from 1 to 6 p.m. on July 30 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. And meet actor Dante Basco, (3-4 p.m.; autographs 4-6 p.m.). He was introduced in Stephen Spielberg’s fairy-tale movie “Hook.” He has also … more

Teens rockin' Denver

The struggles can be many for teen bands: They can’t book gigs in traditional bar venues because they’re too young. They have to juggle their music with school, athletics, family and jobs. They can’t guarantee they’ll stick together after … more

Poultry trending in popularity at Douglas County Fair

When Christy Van Bibber first began working in the 4-H poultry division 10 years ago, 23 kids were showing approximately 90 chickens and other birdsat the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Today, that number is 72 kids with 340 entries among them. … more

Young fencers get parried away

A group of youths recently went to the largest fencing tournament in the history of the sport, but it was more important to their coach that they come home with happy memories than medals. “The most rewarding part is just seeing their … more

An evening of music at Drums Along the Rockies

Thousands of spectators flocked to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on July 15 to watch colorful performers put on a musical spectacle for the 54th Drums Along the Rockies. The annual marching event is hosted by Ascend Performing Arts, … more

Mile High National Pastel Exhibition set for Littleton

A walk through the 13th Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Littleton Museum is, among other things, like a little vacation. Landscapes predominate, but they include all sorts of scenes — seashores, mountains, plains, long, lonesome roads, … more

Baby box program gives women ‘breath of fresh air’

New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more

On pains and needles...

Sitting in her Highlands Ranch office after working with a patient, Samantha Hovel explained the biggest problem she has when discussing a little-known treatment with some of her patients. “Nobody likes the word ‘needle,’ ” she … more

Local men play baseball for love of game

Playing baseball sits atop the list of weekend things to do for Alec Bibby, Dave Westmeier and hundreds of other men who head to diamonds around the metro area to play for the 80 teams that make up the Denver National Adult Baseball Association … more

PACE announces lineup for new season

Parker Arts recently announced its new season schedule, bringing a number of nationally recognized acts to Parker in addition to crowd-pleasing local productions patrons have come to expect to see at the PACE Center and Schoolhouse. “We’ve … more

Mansion will host painters working in great outdoors

On July 22, 10 invited artists will spread across the Highlands Ranch Mansion grounds, choosing one or more locations to paint “en plein air” — in the open air — capturing images of the mansion and gardens in a certain kind of light at a … more

Wares by refugee women to be sold in Denver gallery

The website for “We Made This” includes a quote from Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan (United Nations secretary general from 1997-2006): “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” “We Made This,” a … more

History Camp event gets larger space in Lakewood

“I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Wild West Shows” by Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum; “General Iron Works, Englewood, Colorado” by Doug Cohn; “La Santa Muerte: A Mexican Saint of Lost Causes” by Christine … more

Colorado Renaissance Festival approaches final weekends

The Colorado Renaissance Festival, which runs for eight weekends at its Larkspur location, has three remaining weekends in this year’s schedule before the village modeled after 16th century England closes its gates. The festival is open from 10 … more
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