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    EVENTS

    May 1

    Robert Gray will be the guest at the Mountainside Art Guildís meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. For information, call 303-986-6352.

    The Cheshire Cat Brewpub and Restaurant will host Blessing of the Bock and Redbone Wednesday at the pub, 7803 Ralston Road, Arvada. For information, call 303-431-9000.

    May 1 and 2

    The Sterling and Reid Brothersí Circus will perform at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. For information, call 303-279-2789.

    May 1 through 5

    Comedian Dave Testroet will perform at 8 p.m. at Wits End Comedy Club, 8861 Harlan St. For information, call 303-430-HAHA.

    The Arvada Center will host its annual spring pottery sale in the theater lobby at the center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. For information, call 303-431-3939.

    May 2 and 3

    A gigantic garage sale featuring used furniture, garden tools, kitchen supplies, books and more will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. May 2 and from 8 a.m. to noon May 3 at the North Jeffco Senior Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. For information, call 303-425-9583.

    May 3 and 4

    Westwood College of Aviation and Technology will host Aviation Days from noon to 6 p.m. May 3 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 at the college, 10851 W. 120th Ave. inside Jefferson County Airport. For information, call 303-466-1714.

    Kim Robards Dance will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a
    performance of ìA Celebration in Danceî at 8 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. For information, call 303-987-7845.

    S. Anne's Melodrama will perform its annual melodrama in the school cafeteria, Upham and Grant Place, at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    May 4

    The Columbine Figure Skating Club, a local nonprofit, will present "Give My Regards to Broadway," the group's annual ice show at 4 and 7 p.m. at Apex Ice Center. Tickets are available at the door.

    The Nova Car Club Show will be on
    display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. For information, call 303-279-2789.

    The Ken-Caryl Ranch Spring Arts and Crafts show is form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ken Caryl Ranch House, 7676 S Continental Divide Road. For information, call 303-979-4070.

    May 4, 5

    The city of Golden will provide free
    collection sites for rubbish, tree limbs, tires and metal recycling as part of Golden Community Pride Days. For a list of drop-off sites, call 303-384-8140.

    May 5

    The 51st annual Asian food bazaar will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Simpson United Methodist Church, 6001 Wolff St. For information, call 303-428-7963.

    May 6

    Mad Monday storytime will be offered from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For information, call 303-674-6262.

    May 11

    Join the Clear Creek Canyon cleanup. Participants must register between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the American Mountaineering Center at 10th and Washington streets in Golden. For information, call 303-420-9722.

    Tea Time at the Astor House presents Victorian Tea and Etiquette from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 303-278-3557.

    May 15

    Applications for a showcase booth space at Golden's Farmer Market are due. For an application, call 303-932-6884.

    May 16

    The Friendship Bridge will host the ninth annual Evening in Evergreen auction from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake House. Tickets cost $35, $40 at the door. For information, call 303-674-0717.

    June 22

    The annual summer solstice celebration, hosted by Clear Creek History Park, will be from 3 to 10 p.m. at 11th and Arapahoe streets in Golden. The celebration is a fundraiser for the history park and features local bands and Golden City Brewery microbrews. For information, call 303-278-3557.

    Ongoing

    The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Visitors Center is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Public programs are held at 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month and at 2:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the center, 1617 Cole Blvd. For information, call 303-384-6565.

    The Quilting Bee at Lakewood's Heritage Center is seeking quilt tops to finish. Volunteers meet every Monday afternoon at the Heritage Center, 797 S. Wadsworth Blvd. For information, call 303-987-7850.

    Clear Creek History Park hosts Knit Night from 6 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the park in the 1876 Guy Hill School House. For information, call 303-278-3557.

    Foothills Writers Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Edgewater Recreation Center, 5845 W. 25th Ave. For information, call 303-933-3180 or 303-232-0745.

    Arvada Fine Arts Guild meets at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Arvada Center, room 11A, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. For information, call 303-403-8254.

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    PERFORMANCE

    May 3

    "Kilroy Was Here," a play about sailors in Brooklyn, will be performed at 7 p.m. at Manning School, 13200 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. For information, call 303-979-9558.

    May 3 and 4

    The 15th anniversary of Kim Robards Dance will be at 8 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 s. Allison Parkway. Call 719-633-9373 for details.

    Through May 4

    Conifer's StageDoor Theater is sponsoring an evening of one-act plays to showcase new directors. The performances will spotlight five one-act plays that are part of the "Mere Mortals" series by David Ives. For times and information, call 303-886-2819.

    Through May 5

    "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" will be performed at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. For information, call 303-431-3939.

    May 11

    The Boettcher Mansion will host a historic re-enactment of the life of Baby "Doe" Tabor from 1 to 3 p.m. at the mansion. For information call, 303-425-5037.

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    ART

    May 24

    The Lakewood Art Fest is seeking fine art entries for this year's event, Aug. 3 and 4, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy. The event features works from local and regional artists and activities such as a children's art area, entertainment and food and beverage vendors. Applications are due May 24. For an application or information, call 303-987-7876.

    June 1

    The Arvada Center is seeking entries of original, hand-crafted artwork for its 23rd annual holiday craft fair Nov. 29 and 30. Call 303-431-3080, Ext. 3102

    Ongoing

    The Arvada Center is seeking artists who wish to place their one-of-a-kind gifts on consignment in the center's gift shop. Items sought include ceramics, jewelry, dolls, quilts and other handcrafted goods with prices ranging from $1 to $500. Artists receive 60 percent of revenue from purchased pieces. For information, call 303-431-3080, Ext. 3452.

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    EXHIBITS

    May 1 through May 30

    An exhibition of paintings by Wheat Ridge artist Martin Calomino will be at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Call 303-425-3587 for details.

    Through May 3

    Red Rocks Community College will host an art exhibition featuring paintings, photography, wood carving, furniture, stained glass, multimedia and graphic design. For information, call 303-914-6427.

    Through May 4

    Some Like it Hot: A Retrospective History of the Golden Volunteer Fire Department, will be on display at the Golden Pioneer Museum, 923 10th St. A hose cart from the Loveland Hose Co., uniforms and equipment will also be on display. For information, call 303-278-7151.

    Through May 11

    Cupid's Arrow: Courting and Marriage Rituals of the 1800s will showcase the etiquette of courting and marriage between the different social classes in an exhibit at the Astor House Museum, 822 12th St. For information, call 303-278-3557.

    Through May 12

    Random Acts of Beauty, an exhibit featuring beautiful paintings, will be on display at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. For information, call 303-279-8922.

    Through May 19

    Cartoons as Commentary, display of editorial cartoons, will be on display at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. For information, call 303-431-3939.

    Through May 26

    Inner Light, an exhibit celebrating the human form, will be on display at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

    Through June 1

    The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1111 Washington Ave., Golden, will host two new exhibits. Oxymorons: Absurdly Logical Quilts will be on display in Gallery I and Gallery II will feature Story Quilts of the West by Pat Hubbard. For information, call 303-277-0377.

    Through July

    Art on the Commons will be on display as part of the annual rotating sculptural program at the Lakewood Civic Center, 480 S. Allison Parkway. For information, call 303-987-7876.

    Ongoing

    The Golden Pioneer Museum, 923 10th St., offers exhibits on Colorado pioneer history from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For information, call 303-278-7151.

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    CLASSES AND SEMINARS

    May 1 through 29

    A class on clay for ageless adults will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-431-3939.

    May 4

    A class on pine needle basketry will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. For information, call 303-279-3922.

    A 12-week Macintosh training course for adults and seniors will be offered at the Jeffco Family YMCA, 11050 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood. For times and dates, call 303-277-9001.

    A conference on how to control noxious weeks will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Country Club, one mile north of Interstate 70 at Exit 256. Call 303-526-4101 for details.

    May 7

    A class on genealogy on the Internet will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Belmar Library, 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Call 720-963-0900 for details.

    Ongoing

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

    Participate in yoga classes at 5:45 p.m. at Full Moon Books and Coffee, 9108 W. Sixth Ave., Lakewood. For information, call 303-233-MOON.

    Saturdays

    Hong Jib offers Tai Chi classes at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at Full Moon Books and Coffee, 9108 W. Sixth Ave., Lakewood. Classes are $10 each or 11 for $100. For information, call 303-233-MOON.

    The Inner Insight Institute, 25 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, offers classes in meditation, healing and clairvoyance. For information, call 303-232-9252.

    Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation features activities for all ages. For information and class locations, call 303-231-1300.

    English classes for women are weekly at First Baptist Church, 19th Street and Washington Avenue, Golden. Cost is $15 for each seven-week session, plus a one-time book fee of $10. For information, call 303-279-0165.

    Overeaters Anonymous meets weekly from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 10001 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-369-7766.

    The Colorado Institute of Reading and Writing offers classes on such topics as power reading, speed-reading and study skills. Classes begin monthly. For information, call 303-424-8072.

    The Arvada Center offers classes for all ages dealing with the visual arts, performing arts, music and humanities. For information, call 303-431-3939.

    A support group for single parents and grandparents raising grandchildren is being formed at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St. Call 303-421-5135.

    Human Passages Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally-challenged foster children, is seeking experienced parents for its Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Informational meetings are at 1 p.m. the first Thursday and at 6 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the institute's Lakewood office, 10085 W. 18th Ave. For information, call 303-914-9729. Back to top

    MUSIC

    May 3

    Band Nights are back at the Wheat Ridge Teen Center, 9110 W. 44th Ave. Join other teens at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, to hear local bands. The event costs $3 and is open to youth 13 to 20 years old. The Wheat Ridge Teen Team is sponsoring a donation drive to benefit Victim's Outreach of Wheat Ridge. Bring a toy and receive $1 off admission. For information, call 303-422-2748.

    May 11

    The Front Range Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for its 2002-2003 season at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. For information, call 303-431-3939.

    ONGOING

    The Arvada Center Chorale will hold open auditions year-round by appointment at the center. To schedule an appointment or for information, call 303-431-3080, Ext. 3616.

    High Country Chorus Sweet Adelines International is seeking female singers of all ranges with some level of experience. For information, call 303-904-0926.

    Singers Master Chorale is auditioning for all voice parts for its 2002 concert season. For information, call 303-884-1314.

    A drum circle gathers at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Full Moon Books and Coffee, 9108 W. Sixth Ave., Lakewood. Bring your own drum, flute or rattle and a free-will donation. For information, call 303-233-6666.

    Dave Frisk plays from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Wednesday night at the Rock Rest Lodge, 16005 Mount Vernon Road, Golden. Call 303-216-2895.

    Redbone Wednesdays are featured at 8 p.m. each week at the Cheshire Cat Brew Pub and Restaurant, 7803 Ralston Road, Arvada. Selected musicians gather to play acoustic music, including blues, jazz and new grass. For information, call 303-431-9000.

    Groove to the sounds of a live disc jockey Tuesdays through Sundays at the Blue Corn Lounge, 3930 W. 38th Ave., Denver. On Wednesdays, it's Ladies Night until midnight.

    Hooters, 695 Kipling St., Lakewood, offers live music on the patio Wednesday and Saturday nights.

    The Cherry Bomb's the bomb on Thursday nights with a disc jockey and karaoke machine at 11595 W. Sixth Ave. The DJ's back on Friday and Saturday nights. Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays with $1 well and domestic drinks. Happy hour is the ticket from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday with $2 drinks.

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    KIDS STUFF

    Through May 11

    A children's theater production of "Sundiata, The Lion King of Mali," a play based on the African fable that inspired "The Lion King," will be performed at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. For times and information, call 303-431-3939.

    MAY 14

    Jefferson County Open Space will host "Endangered Places in Evergreen, a Children's Workshop" at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. Children will construct their own brochure that identify threatened historic places and why they should be protected. For information, call 303-424-0210.

    Through July 6

    "Little Red Hoodwinks the Wolf," a tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Pigs, will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Heritage Square Music Hall, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. For information, call 303-279-7800.

    Ongoing

    Dramagical Children's Theater, a creative arts workshop for kids 10 to 15 years old, is taking registrations for its two summer sessions. For information, call 303-279-5206.

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