Naturalist, historian, Colorado native and author Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock is among 21 honored authors who have published books in or about Colorado. They were inducted into the newly formed Colorado Authors Hall of Fame on Sept. 14. This is the first Authors Hall of Fame in the nation. Young says her next book will be about the history of Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park in November: “I Found You in the Mountains: 100 Years of Cheley Colorado Camps.” To be followed by “a climate-themed sort of memoir about changes I have seen on the property we own in southern Colorado. Thinking I will call it `Bluebird Seasons.’” She will use her 20-year nature journal as a guide.
Seven local photographers exhibit their works through Oct. 26 in “Naturally Colorado” at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Landscapes and wildlife images by Lauren Lang, Jeff Goudy, Larry Pennington, Kathleen O’Dell Snead, Bridget Calip, Don Gardner, Linda Ghent. Proceeds from sales will benefit Nature’s Educators. Open Mondays to Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 303-797-1779.
Pianist Susan Ellinger will open the series of Englewood Arts Presents concerts this fall at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 in Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Her program, “Classicism Through the Looking Glass,” explores the influence of Mozart, Hayden, Beethoven on Debussy’s refined and elegant impressionist French “Classicism.” Tickets: $25, $20, free under 18. 303-806-8196.
A free community dinner is planned at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. The menu includes baked chicken, creamy potato salad, tomato/herb tossed green salad, fruit and hand-held desserts. No reservation required. Information: 303-798-1389 or fpcl.org/dinner.
South Suburban Parks and Recreation seeks students for its Youth Commission. Grades 7-11, residents of the district, minimum 2.0 GPA. Meet 6-7:30 p.m. on first Tuesday of the month. Visit ssprd.org/0/youth-commission. Contact Sarah Nielsen, email@example.com, 303-483-7034, or Chantel Tolan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-754-0552. Apply by Oct. 1.
The Carver of the Year will be announced at the Annual Woodcarving Festival on Sept. 21 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sept. 22 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Road, Golden. Admission: $5, adults, free 12 and under and Scouts in uniform. Club members free. (Dues $25) coloradocarvers.org.
The new season of Stories on Stage begins at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 with “People Behaving Badly.” Performance of actors reading stories at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Tickets: storiesonstage.org, 303-494-0523.
“Miss You Like Hell,” a folk-rock musical by Quiara Alegria Hudes, plays Sept. 20 to Oct. 13 at the Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Directed by Helen R. Murray. Tickets: aurorafox.org, 303-739-1970.
“Universe 92” is a new Buntport Theater original production, a world premiere about three animal behaviorist and a giant rat in a hammock and a Roomba. It plats Sept. 27 to Oct. 19 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Thursdays to Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays Oct. 6 and 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets: 730-946-1388, buntport.com.
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