Visit Fort Logan on Veterans Day

Posted 11/2/10

The Fort Logan Field Officer’s Quarters at 3742 W. Princeton Circle, Denver, will be the location for a special Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11, …

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Visit Fort Logan on Veterans Day


The Fort Logan Field Officer’s Quarters at 3742 W. Princeton Circle, Denver, will be the location for a special Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11, hosted by the Friends of Historic Ft. Logan, which operates a museum in the handsome 1889 Brick building. The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Kent Brandebery will tell the story of Ft. Logan’s saluting gun that now sits on the museum lawn. A longtime member of the Friends of Historic Ft. Logan, he has served on the board as well as the Castle Rock Museum and Douglas County Historical Preservation Board. The museum presently has an exhibit on war balloons at the site. Information: 303-744-3079.

“The Songs We Took to War: Some Musical Artifacts of World Wars I and II,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the the Littleton Museum will feature Dan Brickley on piano, with vocalists Max and Donna Smith and David and Jennifer Novinger. This will be a smaller version of a show first produced at Town Hall Arts Center in 2000 and later in other venues. Reflections on old sheet music, vaudeville and later Big Bands, movie musicals, radio programming and more offers a connection with the 20th century’s experiences with wartime. Free, a part of Denver Arts Week, seating limited to 140. The Museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. 303-795-3950.

“Each Time You Tell Their Story” is the Highlands Ranch Concert Band’s annual tribute to men and women of the armed forces at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at ThunderRidge High School, 1991 Wildcat Reserve, Highlands Ranch. The Highlands Ranch Community Chorus will join the band, as will the Northridge Elementary School choir, conducted by Dawn McGonagle. Patriotic music will include “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Armed Forces Salute” and more. Free. 303-683-4102.

“This I Believe — Mozart’s Credo” is the title for the Next Englewood Arts Presents concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 in Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. The Rosetta Music Society, directed by Scott O’Neill, Colorado Symphony’s Associate Conductor, will focus on the four note motive that captured this great musical mind, and will perform a chamber version of the “Jupiter Symphony (No. 41).” CSO musicians will perform. Tickets: $15, $12, $5.; 303-806-8196 or at the door 45 minutes in advance.

Muggles are invited to spend an evening at the magical Hogwarts School, aka Bemis Library, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. November 12, in anticipation of the arrival of the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I,” due soon in area theaters. Activities will include charms and potions classes, wizard jeopardy, a quidditch tournament, divination class and more… The program will be presented by costumed instructors from the Avistrum Academy of Sorcery. Bemis Library is at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. 303-795-3961.

Denver Arts Week runs Nov. 5-13 throughout the metro area. See website for details on First Friday, Night at the Museums, Denver’s Onstage and more. The Littleton Museum will participate this year with two free programs , Night at the Museums.: Night at the Museum, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Visit the farms for hot cider, games and conversation; listen to the music of Ransoli and Camacho, with their Andean instruments at 5:30; 6:30; 7:30; 8:30; 9:15 p.m. Children’s Theatre at the Littleton Museum, in cooperation with Town Hall Arts Center with a special participatory performance of “Treasure Island” at 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Pirate costume encouraged! 303-795-3950.

Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood, 1000 Englewood Parkway, will also be open on Nov. 6 for Night at the Museums so art lovers who aren’t free during the day can enjoy the Nick Bantock ”Griffin and Sabine …and Beyond” exhibit. MOA also announces that it will now be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. And, watch for news of Hudson Holiday at Hudson Gardens, when the MOA will introduce new displays in addition to those that drew crowds last year. Dates: Nov. 19 to Jan. 1.

“The 2010 Denver Plein Air Festival Exhibition” runs Nov. 5 through Dec. 31 in the Vida Ellison Gallery, seventh level at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver. During August and September, more than 100 artists painted in Denver’s Golden Triangle and downtown, creating 300 paintings, which were submitted for this juried exhibition. Jurors were Jill Rosenstrater, director of Art in Public Places; Rose Fredrick, curator of the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon. -Tues; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wed. -Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat; 1 to 5 p.m. Sun.

Related to the En Plein Air exhibit is a show of works by Dianne L. Massey Dunbar: “Painting the Ordinary” at the Byers-Evans House Gallery, 1310 Bannock St., Denver. She was 2009 Best of Show winner in the Plein Air show and was awarded a one woman show. Following an opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 5, her exhibit will run through Nov. 30. (Just a block from the library).

“Say My Say” is a collection of new paintings by Craig Marshall Smith of Highlands Ranch at the Core New Art Space Nov. 11 to 28. A reception will be 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., Denver.

“Santos 2010” is open through Dec. 10, with works by 13 santeros, including Jose Raul Esquibel of Littleton, at the O’Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd. (aka 50th Avenue), Denver. Artists Carlos Santistevan and Frank Zamora will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Others in the exhibit: Lena Blea, Meggan DeAnza, Teresa Duran, Don Headlee, Ronn Miera, Catherine Robles-Shaw, Carlos Santistevan II, Jay Seale, Roxanne Shaw-Galindo, Jerry Vigil.A Market Day sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Information: Robert St. John, 303-964-3634,

A “Grapes to Grad” wine tasting event hosted by the Arapahoe Community College Foundation will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Leo Goto’s Riverfront restaurant, 2852 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Lido Wine Merchants is donating the wine and Leo Gotos will provide heavy appetizers. Tickets: $20 before Nov. 8; $25 after. 303-797-5881, at Lido Wine Merchants, 2529 W. Main St., online at

Stacey Johnson of Littleton, first owner of Details Boutique and originator of A Paris Street Market, has a new idea. She is hosting a Holiday Fashions Swap Party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the newly-opened Hodsons Bar and Grill, 6851 S. Gaylord at Streets at Southglenn. $15 at the door and a medium sized shopping bag of like-new holiday, casual or business fall/winter attire will give you a chance to swap with others while enjoying refreshments and a 7 p.m. fashion show of items from the Swap Boutique, emceed by Meg Yarka. Indie designer and retailer pop-up boutiques will also be in place, following the current trend. Swap at 7:30 p.m. (Anything left over will be donated to Goodwill). Information:, 720-280-9531. The Roxborough Art Gallery at the Marketplace will host a second Friday of the Month party 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 8357 Rampart Range Rd. #106. It’s located in the shopping center at Waterton Road and Rampart Range Road.“Chicago” auditions: 5:30 to 10 p.m. November 28 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar. Production dates: April 1 to May 1, 2011. By appointment only: Must be 18 or older. Ethnic minorities, cultural varieties encouraged. All roles non-equity, paid. Prepare one minute comic monologue and 24 measures of upbeat theater music. Bring sheet music, resume and headshot.“Waiting to be Invited” auditions 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 13, Crossroads Theatre at Five Points, 2590 Washington St., Denver held by the Afterthought Theatre Company. The play by S.M. Shephard-Massat calls for one man and five women. It’s a tale of four middle aged black women who travel to an Atlanta whites-only eating establishment to test their newly acquired civil rights. Production dates: Jan. 14-16, in honor of Martin Luther King. Afterthought is also auditioning for “A Soldier’s Play” by Charles Fuller, performance dates Feb. 12 to 27. Twelve men are needed. To schedule an appointment: 720-365-7754. Information: Production positions are also available with Afterthought.The Palmer Lake Historical Society presents “Women Miners in Colorado with Bridget Hollingsworth’s account of actual roles women played in mining camps. The free program will be at 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 66 Lower Glenway Street, Palmer Lake. author Diana Armstrong, who wrote “Somewhere South of Tuscany,” her account of buying an ancient home in a small Italian town (plus recipes), will appear twice at the Compleat Gourmet, South University at Dry Creek Road. On Nov. 6, she will autograph books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Nov. 15, she will offer a 6 to 7:30 p.m. cooking class with recipes from the book ($25). 303-290-9222.Arapahoe Community College plans an alumni reception in November at its Parker campus and is looking for the oldest living graduate. Can any reader help with that search? Contact Kirsten Chernosky: kristen.chernosky@arapahoe edu.The Queen City Jazz Band will play for the Nov. 7 morning worship service at Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial, in keeping with a 22 year tradition. They will start playing at 10:30 a.m. and the service begins at 10:45 a.m. An Oktoberfest celebration will follow the service and QCJB will become a polka band. (Lunch will include hot dogs and brats with a free will offering). The public is invited. 303-779-1332.Holiday Collections,” the always-popular Colorado Potters Fall Show and Sale, is scheduled for Nov. 5, 6, 7 at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 So. Colorado Blvd., Englewood. The group’s 30 members will present more than 2,000 original handcrafted pieces of pottery: sculptural and functional. Bob Smith, who currently has work in the “Mixed Bag” show at ACC, will be a guest featured artist, presenting some of his low fired work, especially raku. Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Admission free.The annual Malley Center Bazaar, with 90 artisans, will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood.The annual Starz Denver International Film Festival runs through Nov. 13 at various venues, For complete schedule and ticketing information, see the festival website. (See related story in this issue).“Chasing the Sublime — a Shared Experience in Art:” Ballet Nouveau Colorado brings three world premier ballets to the stage, by three choreographers paired with three visual artists on Nov. 5, 6, 7 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 Allison Parkway, Lakewood and Nov. 12, 13, 14 at the Performing Arts Complex at PCS, 1001 W. 84th Ave, Denver. Tickets: $17 to $44. LCC box office: 303-987-7845,; Performing Arts Complex at PCS, 303-466-5685, Parker Writers Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 to hear author Robert Spiller talk about Humor in Writing at the Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Dr. (Meeting Room A). A teacher, Spiller has been a stand up comic, carnival barker, and singer/guitarist in the world’s worst rock ‘n roll band, he says. Open to all. Information: Great Western Art Gallery will participate in Denver Arts Week, featuring mosaic work by Nina Tepper. On First Friday, Nov. 5, Jessica Wicken will give a painting demonstration from 6 to 9 p.m., when a reception will be held. The gallery, owned by Hilliard Moore of Highlands Ranch, is at 1455 Curtis St., Denver. 303-396-2787. The Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop will collect gently used and new toys Nov. 15 to Dec. 7 at a number of local locations. Visit for drop off spots.


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