Music to set tone at Arapahoe Community College

Sonya Ellingboe


Four free musical performances will be presented by Arapahoe Community College's music department in early December, all in the Houstoun Waring Theatre (M2900) at the Littleton campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive. For information, contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita,, 303-797-5867. The shows are: Dec. 2, 7 p.m., the ACC String Orchestra, conducted by Rene Knetsch; Dec. 4, noon, members of the Arapahoe Philharmonic will give a lunchtime performance of Stravinsky's “Soldier's Tale”; Dec. 6, 7 p.m., the ACC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Cecil Lewis; Dec. 9, 7 p.m., the ACC Chorus, conducted by Ron Kientz and the Women's Vocal Ensemble, directed by Mayumi Matsumoto, will sing.

Magic man

Peter Samelson, illusionist/entertainer/philosopher, appears at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 with an all-ages show of magic and theater. Tickets: $22.50. Reservations: 303-660-6799.

Arts guild at Bemis

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has an exhibit at Bemis Library through Nov. 30. Gene Youngman was juror and his awards went to: Peggy Dietz, “Old Print Shop,” first; Cheryl Adams, “Coral Roses,” second; Greg Chapelski, “No Two Alike,” third. Honorable mentions went to Julia Grundmeier and Pat Dall. Bemis Library is at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 303-795-3961.

Paint Box Guild show

The Paint Box Guild of Littleton will have an exhibition from Dec. 2 to 31 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Media included: oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed. Open during library hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Auditions set

“Spring Awakening” auditions will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in downtown Littleton. Nick Sugar is director and choreographer, Donna Debreceni is music director. Five-minute slots by appointment only: Prepare 24-32 bars of music similar to the show's style. Bring sheet music — an accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals begin March 1, show runs April 11 to May 11. For appointment:, 303-797-2787, ext.211.

Letter to Virginia

“Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by James Gorski, directed by Francesco Viola III, is presented by the Parker Arts Council at Deep Space Theater and Event Center at 3 p.m. (2:30 p.m. pre-curtain) on Nov. 23, 24, 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8. The center is at 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Tickets: $5 donation at the door.

Historic house tour

Historic Denver announces the fourth annual Upper Colfax Victorian Holiday House Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. A ticket includes a visit from Santa and complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides. Tickets cost $12 advance, $15 day of tour at Castle Marne B&B, 1572 Race St. Other homes on the tour: Holiday Chalet B&B, 1820 E. Colfax; Unity Temple, 1555 Race St.; Milheim House, 1515 Race St.; Adagio B&B, 1430 Race St..

SSPR features local artists

J. Mensen, photographer, and R. Dickey, ink portrait artist, will exhibit work through Nov. 28 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. Lone Tree. Also, Karen Trenchard's Colorado photographs will be exhibited at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.