The beautiful exhibit at the Littleton Museum, “Lasting Light,” with 125 years of Grand Canyon photographs, created by the Grand Canyon Association and organized for travel by the Smithsonian, closes Feb. 27.
Museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. The Littleton Museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. 303-795-3950. Admission free.
The Littleton Garden Club will present a talk by Scott Skogerboe on “Landscaping with Colorado Natives” at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at its new meeting spot, the lunchroom at the Littleton Public Schools Administration Center. Skogerboe has been propagator for Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery for 16 years. He rows 300,000 plants each year to ship to nurseries from Casper, Wyo., to Albuquerque, N.M.
The Paint Box Guild of Littleton will have an exhibit from March 1 to 29 at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree and from March 31 to April 30 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. From April 16 to May 16, the group will have a different, juried show at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Downtown Littleton.
“Time, Space and Motion,” Robert Mangold’s sculpture, is featured in a retrospective with works from 1955 to the present at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The Museum of Outdoor Arts usually has a large piece displayed on the oval outside the Englewood Civic Center, but it’s been on loan for a downtown Denver show at the Republic Building on 16th St. The Mangold works are exhibited in the large gallery on the main floor, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays when there is a theater performance and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays when there is a performance. See www.arvadacenter.org for more information. Also exhibiting: Carl Reed and Thomas Claesson in the Theatre Gallery and Homare Ikeda and Monroe Hodder in the Upper Gallery. Reed will appear at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m Feb. 23 and Mangold, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP for talks at 720-898-7242 or email Bernita@arvadacenter.org.
The Lone Tree Symphony will perform in a concert called “Lights, Camera, Passion” at 7:30 p.m. March 2 in its new home at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The program includes music by Bizet, Debussy, Greig, Tchaikovsky and a “Salute to the Cinema.” Tickets: $10 adults/$5 children, 720-509-1000, www.lonetreeartscenter.org.
Five young south-area dancers are among eight from the Colorado Ballet Academy students performing in ”Peter Pan,” the Denver debut of Michael Pink’s ballet based on J. M. Barrie’s classic tale. They are Nicole Ahrens, Englewood; Taylor Nossaman, Castle Rock; Paige Pimmel, Highlands Ranch; Ava Miller, Highlands Ranch; and understudy Emma Garrison, Centennial. The original score is composed by Philip Feeney. Performances through March 5 at the Ellie Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets: $22 to $60, 303-837-8888 ext. 2, www.coloradoballet.org.
Parker Writers will host career coach Donna Shannon from 2 to 4 p.m. March 4 at Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, Parker. Her topic will be “Interesting Introductions for any Occasion,” advice for an interview or pitching your writing. She is the author of “Get a Job Without Going Crazy: a Practical Guide to Your Employment Search.” Free. No registration needed.
“The Journey of Jake Jabs” will tell the life story of this prominent area businessman, who will speak at 7 p.m. March 6 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Copies of his books, “An American Tiger” and “Thriving in Tough Times” will be available for purchase and signing. 303-795-3961.
The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra presents “The Creative and the Great” at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. The concert opens with Shostakovich’s “Jazz Suite No. 1.” Peter Mathys, winner of the Boulder Philharmonic’s Young Artist Concerto Competition, will perform the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Symphony No. 9 in C, “The Great” by Franz Schubert also will be performed. Tickets: $10 to $13.
“Art in the Meadows,” a juried art show and sale of works by Front Range artists, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at The Grange at the Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock.
“Magnificent Meadows,” an interactive traveling exhibit from The Wildlife Experience, is on display at Highlands Ranch Library through March 6. It will then move to Parker Library from March 7 to April 3; Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock from April 4 to May 1 and Lone Tree Library from May 2 to May 29.
Pirates! A Nautical Concert” will be presented at 3 p.m. March 4 at United Methodist Church of Castle Rock, 1200 South St., Castle Rock. Aargh! Pirate-themed music from “Hook,” “Pirates of Penzance” and other Nautical-themed tunes will be featured. Suggested donation: $5 or $15 for a family. www.castlerockorchestra.org. Matthew Lee Rose is conductor.]]>
Heritage High School’s theater department was recently honored as a School in the Spotlight by Broadwayworld.com, a national theater website. Ami Osatinksi is department head and also a director and performer in the metro area. “Xanadu” is next on the HHS stage Feb. 23 to 25.
Denver Brass will present a concert in its Tiny Tots Series at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at First Plymouth Congregational Church at Colorado Blvd. and East Hampden Ave. Tickets: $8, adults; $5, children.
The Museum of Outdoor art in Englewood’s Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, will host the first “Destination Art” event (a new program to attract young professionals) at 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 25. The theme will be Carnevale/Mardi Gras with Cajun Cuisine, cocktails, games and prizes. MOA will conduct a photo contest during the event. This will be the final evening to view “Light Supply.” Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door. 303-866-0444. Proceeds will support the Design and Build Internship program. www.moaonline.org/destinationart.
“Littleton High School’s Mane Stage Players will present the always-popular “Guys and Dolls” at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24, and 1 and 6 p.m. Feb. 25. LHS is at 199 E. Littleton Blvd. Tickets: $10/$7, http://lhsperformingarts.net.
Chaparral High School drama students, directed by David Peterson, will perform in Elton John’s musical “Aida” at 7 p.m. Feb. 23, 24, 25, March 1, 2 and 3, and 1 p.m. March 3 in the Mary Gill Theatre at Chaparral HS, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker. Tickets: $10/$8, at lunch time at the school, at the door. www.chaparraltheatre.org.
Douglas County High School actors will continue to present “The Wiz” at 7 p.m. Feb. 23, 24, 25 in the school auditorium, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock. Tickets cost $10/$8, www.seatyourself.biz/dchs.
The Colorado Center for the Blind will host a Littleton self-guided Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a fundraiser for the summer program which brings blind children from across the country for training. Stacey Johnson is coordinating committee efforts and is seeking homeowners who are willing to share homes with varied architectural and decorative styles for a day. She also seeks volunteers to staff each home. Tickets will be on sale soon for adults and kids 12 and over. Contact Johnson at 303-778-1130 or email@example.com.
Christine Khorsand of Arapahoe Community College has organized summer arts-oriented study programs to Italy, Spain and elsewhere for the past 18 years, offering a combination of classes and travel experience, and college credit to many travelers. Last year, she was informed that the IRS did not allow state money to be paid to foreign entities, so she and art professor Susan Goggin are organizing the 2012 trip on their own: Aegean Tour — Greece and Italy. The cost of $3,500 will cover 16 days of land travel, many meals and museum entry fees. Air is additional. March 3 is the deadline. For a brochure or more information, firstname.lastname@example.org (720-261-8452 or email@example.com (720-301-3865). http://home,mho.net/sgoggin/A2012Summer.
The Douglas County School District will host its annual Senior Art Show, with work by more than 100 seniors, including portfolios from Feb. 25 to March 3 at the Outlets at Castle Rock.]]>
Students in Interior Design and Architecture at Arapahoe Community College will exhibit their works through March 2 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The gallery is on the first floor of the Annex, at the east end of the campus. 303-7897-5649.
Littleton Garden Club will again offer several $50 to $500 small grants to Littleton area civic and children’s groups to further education and interest in gardening, such as public gardens. (These are not for homeowners groups who wish to landscape an entrance). Deadline is March 28. For application: call Jan at 303-978-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.