Chatfield maze is wander wonder

Sonya Ellingboe

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The 2013 Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield offers wanderers eight acres of paths to tread, cut in the design of the Colorado state flag — with a labyrinth in the center for variety! It is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27 at 8500 W. Deer Creek Road, Littleton. (West of Wadsworth, south of C-470.) Two 15-foot-tall illuminated bridges run above it — and there are folks patrolling so you won’t get totally lost. There are food vendors, a hayride, pony rides and more. Tickets cost $12/$10/$8/$6. The maze is open 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. (On Oct. 11-13, a Pumpkin Festival Ticket will be needed to get into the maze and many more experiences await.) In October, on Friday and Saturday nights after dark, ghosts will be in residence. Botanicgardens.org.

Bargain art

The Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, has an exhibit, through Oct. 6 of Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ works that are all priced at less than $100. (This is a once-a-year event.) The Depot is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 303-795-0781.

Buster movies

Alamo Drafthouse at Aspen Grove will present a special screening of Buster Keaton’s classic silent film “College” (1927) and the short film “Cops” with piano accompaniment by Hank Troy at 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Troy first accompanied silent films in 1971 at the Denver Folklore Center and played for a silent film series at the Boulder Chautauqua in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Keaton tries to win a college girl by excelling in sports. Drafthouse.com/denver/littleton.

Rendezvous returns

The 1830s Rendezvous and Spanish Colonial Art Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at the Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. On the grounds, families will find mountain men, trappers and traders from the Bent’s Fort era, a farmers market, dancing, storytelling and inside, a group of Spanish artists and craftsmen will demonstrate and sell their works. Plein air artists will be on hand recording the scene. Food will be available for purchase. Admission: $5/$3. Tesoroculturalcenter.org.

Spain and glass

“Spain in Color” and “Glorious Glass” are the latest show titles at Greater Castle Rock Art Guild’s Art on the Edge Gallery, 314 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Photos of four cities in Spain by Ellie Ludvigsen and Jon Yamamoto and glasswork by several artists in differing styles and techniques will be shown through Oct. 20, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27. Gcrag.com, 303-814-3300.

Fringe fest

The Boulder International Fringe Festival runs Sept. 18 to 29 at various venues. Included: Shana Cordon’s “Dancing With Demons” Sept. 25, 26, 27 at Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater, 2590 Walnut St. Boulder. Boulderfringe.com/2013.

‘Hike and Seek’

For a fourth year, the National Wildlife Federation is encouraging parents to “Take your kid for a walk on the wild side.” South Platte Park is participating in the “Hike and Seek” outing from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28, which combines a nature hike and a scavenger hunt. Meet at Carson Nature Center and the go-at-your-own-pace hike will have nature stations spaced along the way, highlighting animals and plants and nature crafts, including a “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” station highlighting a lesson about trees. Each child will meet Ranger Rick at the end of the two-mile trail and receive an honorary Junior Naturalist badge. Tickets at hikeandseek.org.