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‘Sleeping Beauty’ comes to stage at Denver’s Mizel center

Princess Briar Rose, Prince Owain and Gryff from Denver Children’s Theatre’s new production at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Mizel Community Center.
Princess Briar Rose, Prince Owain and Gryff from Denver Children’s Theatre’s new production at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Mizel Community Center.
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“Sleeping Beauty,” as conceived by Denver Children’s Theatre, which is presenting its 21st annual professionally staged production for children, involves a feisty Briar Rose and her friend Gryff, the half-dragon, as well as two witches and Prince Owain. Plays through May 4 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre at Mizel Arts and Community Center (Jewish Community Center), 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Performances at 1 p.m. Sundays and for school groups weekdays at 10. Tickets $10, $12, 303-316-6360, www.jccdenver.org/event/denver-childrens-theatre/.

Marlea Taylor

Englewood artist and former teacher Marlea Taylor will exhibit her latest mosaic creations, inspired by vacation trips, in the café at Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscayne Circle, Centennial during the month of April. Library hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

SPARK at Chatfield Farms

In partnership with the Colorado chapter of SPARK! Alzheimer’s Association, Denver Botanic Gardens offers an opportunity for participants with mild memory loss to enjoy hands-on garden-related projects at 10 a.m. to noon on April 3. Free, but registration required. 1007 York St., Denver, 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org.

Rangers at library

“Redwoods: Nature’s Tupperware for Carbon Storage,” “Legends of the Aurora Borealis” and “Spirit Trees” will be topics discussed by Red Rocks College Ranger Interpretation trainees at 7 p.m. April 10 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. 303-795-3961.

Women’s history

The Center for Colorado Women’s History opened March 21 at the Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock St., Denver. The focus of the first state museum on the past, present and future accomplishments of Colorado women will be on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, public school tours and exhibits. Jillian Allison is director. Byers-Evans open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Members free. Tickets: $6/$5/$4. 303-620-4933.

Free community dinner

The monthly free community dinner date for March is March 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. March menu: Easter ham, baked potatoes, confetti corn, Waldorf salad, fresh fruit, handheld desserts. All are welcome. No reservations required.

Information: 303-798-1389 or fpcl.org/dinner.

Rachel Applehans

Fia NyXX, Rachel Applehans from Westminster, will perform on March 25 at the Clocktower in Denver. She grew up in Denver and graduated from Standley Lake High School. 303-293-0075, clocktowercabaret.com.

Band members sought

The Castle Rock Band invites percussionists, brass and woodwind players to join this community band and play under conductor Andy Goodiger for free community concerts. Rehearsals on alternate Monday evenings at Faith Lutheran Church, 303 Ridge Road, Castle Rock. Information: visit castlerockband.org or email CastleRockBand@aol.com.

Performance Now

“The Producers” by Mel Brooks is presented March 23-April 1 by Performance Now Theatre Company at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets start at $20, 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCpresents.


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