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Sibling sensations get set to harmonize at Hudson Gardens


America’s longtime sibling duo, Donny and Marie Osmond, will bring their array of hits to Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, at 7:30 p.m. on July 18. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Included: “A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses.” Tickets: $79/$69. Also on the calendar: a July Bird Walk with an Audubon Master Birder from Front Range Birding July 29; opportunities to meet gardeners and the beekeeper. See hudsongardens.org.

A passion for pastels

The Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, featuring about 100 landscapes, portraits, figurative and still life paintings, opened July 6 at the Littleton Museum and continues through Aug. 20 during museum hours. Tony Allain, an internationally recognized artist from the UK, was juror and demonstrated at the Aug. 6 opening. Admission is free. 303-795-3950.

Entry reminder

The Heritage Fine Arts Guild invites artists to enter the 2017 “This is Colorado” exhibit, scheduled Oct. 10 to Nov. 2 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. Open to all Colorado artists, with a deadline of Aug. 17. A prospectus and entry form are found at the guild’s website, heritage-guild.com, or for information, leave a message for show director Mary kay Jacobus, 303-594-4667. (Juror will be Lance Green.)

‘Living History’

July weekends are dedicated to “Living History,” in Tesoro Cultural Center’s weekend events at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. Featured artists, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14-16: Sylvana Apache, Randy Sectaro, Jimmy Harrison. Music, food. See: tesoroculturalcenter.org for full summer schedule. Admission: $5 (free 12 and under). 303-839-1671.

A look at eclipses

“America’s Great Eclipses: 1878 and 2017” will be discussed by Boulder author, Dr. David Baron, at 7 p.m. July 24 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. In 1878, scientists from across the nation came to Colorado (including a young Thomas Edison) to view the summer eclipse then. It’s 99 years later and Baron will talk about places just north of Colorado, where the view will be better (and sell and sign his book). Tickets: $12/ member; $15/ non-member; dmns.org, 303-370-6000.

‘Lazy Days’ awards

Winners were announced on First Friday, July 7, at the Depot Art Gallery in the “Lazy Days of Summer” exhibit. Juror, painter Tanis Bula, selected “Along Bear Creek,” oil by David George, as Best of Show; “Flamingo Pattern” by Judy Diest, photo, First Place; “Summer Tease,” oil by David George, Second Place; “Clear Water,” watercolor by Brian Serff, Third Place. Honorable mentions: Patty Dwyer, Tim Kathka, Gail Firmin, Carl Paulson. The exhibit runs to July 30, followed by the annual Western Welcome Week show.

Heartland Emmys

Littleton pianist, composer, recording artist Lisa Downing received her third Heartland Emmy Nomination for “The Torii Gates,” based on a story stemming from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that resulted in items washing up on Oregon’s shores many months later. On July 14, she will travel to the stunning Portland, Oregon, Japanese Gardens for a celebration of the restoration and return of the gates to Hachinoe, Japan. Music can be purchased at LisaDowning.com.

Sonya Ellingboe


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