Baaaaa! Lambs will call out while mom gets a trim at Littleton Museum on May 18 in the annual “Sheep to Shawl” event that looks at wool: shearing, weaving, spinning, herding and more on the 1890s Farm at the Littleton Museum, 6024 S. Gallup St., Littleton. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Demonstrations of crafts as well as shearing. Churro sheep were the choice of Littleton’s early residents. 303-795-3950. Admission free.
Wordsmiths, art students, potters …
The Arapahoe Community College Writers Studio Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 13 at ACC’s Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive. Visiting authors include: Steven Dunn, Joseph Hutchison, Christopher Merkner, Hillary Leftwich, Deanna M. Rasch, Nancy Stohlman, Kevin Vaughan. Attendees can choose two-hour sessions, enjoy a continental breakfast and hot lunch and a lunch-hour reading. Open mic 3-4 p.m. to read what you’ve written. Cost: $20, ACC students; $45 community. For registration, go to the link at arapahoe.edu/event/2019/writers-studio-literary-festival. The Juried Student Exhibition at Arapahoe Community College runs through April 16 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, the Arapahoe Ceramics Guild Spring Sale will be April 25-28 at the Half Moon on the Littleton Campus. Hours: April 25, 9 am to 4 p.m.; April 26, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 27: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 28: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Emily Lamb exhibition
Artist Emily Lamb, who grew up in Littleton, has an exhibition of her works, “Mind Within Matter,” displayed through June 6 at Strauss Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Campus, 12950 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora.
Douglas County history
The Highlands Ranch Historical Society meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 15 to hear archaeologist Dr. Gordon Tucker talk about “Ancient Douglas County: Telling the Story of a Special Place and its People.” Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. (Native Americans arrived more than 12,000 years ago.) A $2 contribution is suggested for non-members. In 2020, Tucker will return to focus on Highlands Ranch.
“Little Mermaid” will be presented by ThunderRidge High School drama students at 7 p.m. on April 18-20 and 1 p.m. April 20 and 27 in the high school auditorium, 1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Tickets: $12/adult; $10/child, student, senior. Olivia LaMee plays Ariel and the cast includes Nathan Stromberg, Austin Jones, Regan Fenske, Michael Dungey. Nice introduction to live theater for the short set.
Classes for young actors
Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center offers Actors Playground theater classes for creative young people (space is limited): “Mary Poppins Jr.”; “Krazy Kamp the Musical”; “Lear”; “Play-a-Day”; ”My First Musical”; “Stage Combat and Physical Comedy”; “Musical Theater”; “Dance and Movement.” 303-794-2787 ext. 217; firstname.lastname@example.org. These fill quickly — inquire if interested.
Pianist Christopher O’Reilly will perform music by Liszt, with others, at 2 p.m. April 20 in Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, second floor. Englewood Presents tickets: $20/$15/free under 18, englewoodarts.org.
Judith Sara Gelt of Centennial has just published “Reckless Steps Toward Sanity” and will be reading and signing it at from 4 to 6 p.m. April 28 at BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St., Denver.
“Travlin’” runs through April 28 at Arvada Center Main Stage Theatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Classic American jazz accompanies three love stories … Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets: arvadacenter.org, 720-898-7200.
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