Englewood Arts will present a string ensemble on March 19 at 2 p.m., performing Schubert’s “String Quintet in C major” and other works in Hampden Hall at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. This work for two violins, one viola and two cellos was written two months before Schubert’s death. Colorado Symphony Orchestra cellist Thomas Heinrich will host this concert as well as perform in it. Tickets: $15, $12, $5, 303-806-8196, www.englewoodarts.org.
The ACC Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition runs March 22 to April 8 in Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts, located in the Annex, east side of the main campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. A public reception is planned 5 to 7 p.m. March 25. Original works in Ceramics, design, jewelry, metals, painting, photography and printmaking will be featured. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 303-797-5649.
The life of poet and disabled rights activist Laura Hershey will be celebrated at 2 p.m. March 20 at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Hershey, who died Nov. 26, grew up in Littleton, graduated from Colorado College and lived in Englewood most recently with her partner and adopted daughter. Doors will open at 1:30.
“Magic Moments” 2011 musical production is called “Death of a Star” and is about a diva who is murdered during the final rehearsal of “Star Wars and Peace,” the worst musical ever written. A band of expert detectives set out to learn “whodunit” March 24-27. The Anschutz Family Theater at Kent Denver School. 4000 E. Quincy, Englewood is the venue this year. Performances: 7:30 p.m. March 24, 25, 26; 2 p.m. March 27. Magic Moments Inc. is an organization that integrates physically and developmentally disabled actors into its annual production and donates proceeds to support organizations. Tickets cost $18 and $25 and are on sale now. 303-607-7555, www.magicmomentsinc.com.
“Amelia Earhart” portrayed by Elsa Wolff will be the program for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. March 21, at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. The courageous pilot was a model for women in particular, and really to everyone. Guests are welcome. Admission free. Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Seat reservations appreciated, Caroline Smith, 303-471-5611.
March is Youth Art Month, celebrated through April 1 by Littleton and Cherry Creek schools at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Music programs are past, but children’s artwork is exhibited 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 303-797-1779.
A free Writers fest, sponsored by the Colorado Author’s League and Denver Women’s Press Club, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop, Denver. Agents, inspiration, connections with other writers.
The Parker Writers Group meets 2 to 4 p.m. March 20 at Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, Parker. Author Jodi Anderson, executive director of the Pikes Peak Writers speaks on “Fear of Success and Fear of Failure: Two Sides of the Writer’s Coin.” Free, no registration required.
“Art and Soul: Adventures With Animals” will be Colorado artist J. B. Sullivan’s topic at 7 p.m. March 29 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. It is also the title of his art exhibit, on display through March at Bemis. 303-795-3961.
“Climate Change — Sorting Out the Information” will be the topic for a free lecture by a panel of experts at 6 p.m. March 22 at The Wildlife Experience, South Peoria St. at Lincoln Avenue, Parker. Call to reserve a seat, 720-488-3344. The Littleton Symphony wants to expand its volunteer base with people interested in ticket sales, ushering and ticket taking. (Perhaps some of the music lovers who stood in very long lines at the last concert will be interested). Receive free tickets and save your seat in advance. Information: e-mail, email@example.com or leave a message at 303-933-6824. Parker artist Theresa Lugo will exhibit her paintings in a show called “Pathways: Time-Evolution” on March 25 and 26 at The Other Side Arts, TOSA, 1644 Platte St., Denver. Untitled # 35 (TXT) takes place 6 to 10 p.m. March 25 at the Denver Art Museum. Visitors can respond to a creative writing challenge inspired by works of art in the Modern and Contemporary Galleries, hear a talk about Gaming, listen to music, slam poetry, operatic flash mobs and Buntport Theater’s Joan and Charlie. Free with general admission, which is 2 for 1 for students with valid ID.Stories on Stage presents a 10th Anniversary performance at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. March 19 at Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. “Far Away From Home” is the theme of the stories. Tickets: $25. Also, there will be a special anniversary fundraiser celebration at 1:30 p.m. April 3, also at Su Teatro. Call 303-494-0523 or visit storiesonstage.org.Magician Paul Gertner will appear at 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19 at Theatre of Dreamz, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Tickets: $20, 303-660-6799. The Littleton Garden Club, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties, will again award several grants to service and educational organizations in the Littleton area to promote gardening. Beautification of public gardens and educational horticultural programs are eligible for grants ranging from $50 to $500. The deadline for application is March 31 and winners will be announced at the club’s April 6 meeting at Prince of Peace Church in Littleton. To receive an application, contact Tranga, 303-979-8669, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan, 303-978-9000, email@example.com. (The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at Prince of Peace Church and welcomes visitors.)