More than 100 original pieces will be offered for sale by members of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s active Pottery Guild. Items will be …
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More than 100 original pieces will be offered for sale by members of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s active Pottery Guild. Items will be displayed at Goodson Recreation Center from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 17-18. A portion of sales will benefit South Suburban’s pottery studio. Free admission. Goodson Recreation Center is at 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.
Joyce Shelton, whose “Earth Mother” was watercolor Best of Show in the 2011 Own an Original, and Carol Pierce, whose “Ollas VI” won Best of Show in oils, will open a two-person show on Sept. 21 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The exhibit will be open during museum hours through Oct. 28. Admission is free. 303-795-3950.
Douglas County Libraries’ Annual Storytelling Festival will be held in Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch at 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22. Nationally known storytellers Joe Hayes, Priscilla Howe and Colorado-based Pam Faro will spin tales at the events at Mountain Ridge Middle School, 10590 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch. The free, family-oriented events will be complemented by afternoon workshops for adults and kids on both dates at Douglas County Libraries, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. (Also free.) Select workshops may qualify certified teachers for continuing education credit. Information: DouglasCountyLibraries.org or 303-791-7323.
Teachers’ guide available
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District has issued a 48-page 2012-2013 “Directory of Activities for Teachers and Schools,” with descriptions of hundreds of field trips, workshops, performances and tours offered by many of its more than 300 cultural organizations. Download free at scfd.org and sccollaborative.org.
The folk duo Aztec Two-Step will perform the classic songs of Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Mike Casey, Mountain DJ, will add anecdotes and biographical information. Tickets starts at $29, 720-509-1101. Also at LTAC: “Essential Jazz” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 with a 16-piece big band, led by Art Bouton. Tickets cost $15. Colorado Ballet will offer “Page to Stage” at 3 p.m. Sept. 16, a Passport to Culture program. Tickets $5.
‘Mrs. Mannerly’ auditions
Auditions will be held for “Mrs. Mannerly” by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Richard Pegg of Highlands Ranch, from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Roles: one man 20s-30s and two women, one 50+ and the other 20s-30s. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and call 303-935-3044 for an appointment.
‘A Day in Pompeii’
“A Day in Pompeii” opens Sept. 14 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. It runs through Jan. 13, 2013, and offers a look at life in this ancient city before Mount Vesuvius erupted on Aug. 24, A.D. 79. Artifacts include room-sized frescoes, jewelry, coins, sculptures and more. Dmns.org/pompeii. Tickets: $24/$15/$17.
Aid to Guatemala
Friendship Bridge, a nonprofit that serves women of Guatemala, will benefit from an exhibit of photographs by Benjamin Rassmussen at “Exposure 2012: Friendship Bridge in Guatemala,” from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 24. The event will be held at Vertigo Art Space, 960 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. The $25 admission includes drinks and appetizers and all proceeds go to a microcredit and education program, with groups of seven to 25 women forming Trust Banks. Tickets: 303-674-0717, friendshipbridge.org or at the door.
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