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Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences …
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Wes Jacobs is a fair board member and involved in multiple capacities at the fair and rodeo.

My Name Is … Wes Jacobs

About me I am a director and treasurer on the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Board. I live in the south end of the county with my wife, Ginger, in the home that we built in 1987. We have three …
Tracy, a dog walker, and Kyle Hawkins, with his black dog Trinket, finish a walk along the Glendale Open Space Trail July 15. Tracy is from Golden with clients in Denver and said the Glendale Open Space is the biggest around, besides Cherry Creek, which is why it's her favorite spot.

This open space is for the dogs — and people, too

Kyle Hawkins goes to the Glendale Farm Open Space dog park every morning with his 10-month old black lab, Trinket. It's near his house, a bonus, but Hawkins said he loves the size of the park and, …

Aspiring models to Rock the Runway at outlet mall

Aspiring models will show their runway skills for a chance to become the faces of the Outlets at Castle Rock and the Outlets at Silverthorne. Rock the Runway returns to the Castle Rock outlet center …
“Reflections of Light” is an installation in Jane Guthridge’s exhibit, “Play of Light” at the Littleton Museum.

Light is unifying theme in exhibit at museum

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and darkness, that one thing against another creates.” — Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, “In Praise of Shadows.” In …

Painting by Suzanne Rothman from her exhibit, “Decadent Fusion” at Town Hall Arts Center through Aug. 3.
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World traveler’s colorful acrylics hang in gallery

“Decadent Fusion: Solo Exhibit by Suzanne Rothman” will be exhibited at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery through Aug. 3, with an artist’s social on July 12. Rothman, who divides her …
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Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - …
Bees also enjoy sweet lavender at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, which hosts a Lavender Festival on July 20.

Lavender Festival to be fragrant fiesta

More than 2,000 lavender plants will perfume the air at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms on July 20, when they are especially celebrated with what is planned to be an annual event — the …
Colorado Symphony Orchestra flutist Catherine Peterson will perform with the Ivy Ensemble on July 10 at Hampden Hall in Englewood.
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Ensemble to perform matinee of classical music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s assistant principal/second flutist Catherine Peterson will perform with other members of the Ivy Ensemble — Erik Peterson on violin and Philip Stevens on viola — …
Thousands gather at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual Summer Jam concert.

Summer Jam founders happy to bring The Fray to Castle Rock

The Fray is coming to Castle Rock. That's a big deal to the men behind the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam concert, which is held at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park and is hosting …

A cast of 68 presents “Bye Bye Birdie” at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton at 7 p.m. June 28, 29 and 2 p.m. June 30.
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Big cast includes kids in summer musical

Each summer Littleton United Methodist Church produces a musical with lots of Littleton and Highlands Ranch kids involved. This year it’s “Bye Bye Birdie” and director Kelly Kates says 68 …
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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …
Coming Attractions

Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
Detail from Jane Guthridge’s “Reflected Light” to be in her exhibit June 28-Aug. 25 at the Littleton Museum.
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‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large …
The After Midnight jazz sextet will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center’s first Tunes on the Terrace concert.

Summer brings music to the great outdoors

Lone Tree Arts Center’s Tunes on the Terrace begins at 8 p.m. June 21 with music by jazz sextet “After Midnight,” led by clarinetist Roger Campbell. Big band music. Tickets — 720-509-1000, …

Antonio Soto, of Westminster, center, assists daughter Sadia, 7, with her fishing rod, as siblings Theresa, left and Victor, look on, during Northglenn's Annual Fishing Derby June 1, at E. B. Rains, Jr. Park.

Looks like a fun family fishing season

A fishing guide I enjoy time with on the upper South Platte River waters gave me a “wake up call” this week. He reported he was not taking any reservations between the last week in May and July 1 …
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