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Watercolorist to share techniques in figure painting

Watercolor painting by Don Andrews, who will teach a workshop on figure painting March 8 and 9.
Watercolor painting by Don Andrews, who will teach a workshop on figure painting March 8 and 9.
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Watercolorist/teacher Don Andrews will be in Littleton March 8 and 9 for a workshop on painting the figure, offered by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive. Andrews, who lives in Bastrop, Texas, has conducted workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. He has published several books and says successful figure painting is an exploration of color, design and paint quality … His workshop is geared to intermediate and advanced painters who are looking for a challenge. A live model will be present. See for information on cost and equipment needed. For more about the artist:

Beekeeping buzz

Hudson Gardens offers beekeeping classes through the year and classes starting on March 6 are listed. Classes are held from 6-8 p.m. in the Inn at Hudson Gardens: Pre-register at 303-797-8565, ext. 306, education@hudsongardens,org. On March 6 will be Swarm Prevention and Spring Management. On March 13 will be Hive Startup: Installing Nucleus Hives and Package Bees. On April 10 will Honeybee Hive Inspections … followed by more. Hudson Gardens is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Admission to the gardens is free; for more information, see

Wonderbound in Parker

“Cupid’s Playground” a new production by the inventive Wonderbound Dance Company, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets: $22-$50. 303-805-6800. See or

Da Vinci in Denver

“Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” opens for members on Feb. 28 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. It will include 70 invention replicas and information on a detailed analysis of the “Mona Lisa” and more about this amazing man who died in 1519. Special ticket required. See

Gretchen Rubin

Douglas County Libraries will host author Gretchen Rubin, who will talk about her new book, “Outer Order, Inner Calm.” She is the author of “The Happiness Project” and other books plus the podcast “Happier With Gretchen Rubin,” at 7 p.m. on May 7 at Denver Marriott South, Lone Tree. Tickets are on sale now at Douglas County library branches. Books will be for sale by Tattered Cover.

Fringe Festival

The First Annual Denver Fringe Festival will be produced by the Colorado Theatre Guild on Sept. 20-28 at multiple venues throughout Denver’s RiNo and LoDo neighborhoods. Theater artists interested in performing need to submit an entry by March 31 at Preference will be given to productions that are immersive, interactive or experiential in nature, adaptable to varying environments and/or challenging to an audience. Applications for venues and volunteer inquiries may also be accessed.

Buntport Theater

A reprise of Buntport Theater’s “The Rembrandt Room” plays through March 2 at the theater, 717 Lipan St. Performances are Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. Tickets:; 720-946-1388.

Eye of the Camera

The 53rd Annual Eye of the Camera exhibit opens Feb. 22 and runs to March 24 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The concept “Evoke” was announced by the Littleton Fine Arts Board as a guiding concept. Open during museum hours. 303-795-3950. Admission free.

`The Moors’

Arvada Center’s Black Box Repertory Company opens the Regional Premiere of “The Moors,” a dark comedy by Jen Silverstein, on Feb. 22. It will run with other Repertory Company productions through May 18. See for dates and tickets. Anthony Powell is director. Black Box performances: 7:30, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Sundays.

Cherry Creek art

The Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, presents Cherry Creek District High Schools “Art in Excellence Showcase” through March 7. Closing reception March 7. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Closing reception March 7, 5-7 p.m.

Free dinner

A free community dinner will be served at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 26. Menu, prepared by volunteers, is a repeat favorite: Beef stew, vegetables, apple sauce, hand-held desserts.


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