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Dancers to twirl in pavilion

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Hannah Kahn Dance Company member Kasey Hall will dance with the company at a free family-friendly performance at 10 a.m. June 13 at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.
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Five dancers from the Hannah Kahn Dance Company will present a free family-friendly performance in the Welcome Garden Pavilion at Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, at 10:30 a.m. on June 13. The entertaining presentation demonstrates the structure, disciplines and sources of choreography in four fully staged and costumed dances that display different styles, music, costumes and moods. Included: a folk song from Bulgaria, a contemporary classical piece, Palestinian music played by an oud trio and pop music from the 1960s. The program lasts about 45 minutes.

Fanciful fun

“The Dinosaur Play” will be presented free by young South Suburban Parks and Recreation actors in four SSPR parks, starting June 17. The fanciful tale, set millions of years ago, is tailored to young children and families, who are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to their neighborhood park:

● June 17, 10 a.m., Little Dry Creek Park, 6389 S. Clermont Court, Centennial

● June 18, 10 a.m., Puma Park, 7900 S. Ogden Way, Centennial

● June 19, 10 a.m., Gallup Gardens, 6015 S. Gallup St., Littleton

● June 20, 7 p.m., Walnut Hills Elementary Amphitheater, 8443 E. Davies Ave., Centennial

It's a natural

“Creating the Nature of Nature” is a new program at South Platte Park for 9- to 13-year-olds with artists/writers/park interpreters Pam Roth O'Mara and Carol Peterson — a creative and reflective day of observation, art and writing as you explore the park. Participants will learn O'Mara's thumbprint journal technique and will draw with colored pencils. It is offered June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $15/$20, includes materials. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Register: Victoria@sspr.org #6710006.

Call for artists

Two venues are seeking art submissions:

● The Depot Arts Gallery 2014 All Colorado Show, a part of Littleton's Western Welcome Week, deadine midnight July 7. Open to all Colorado artists. Entry via: callforentry.org. Prospectus at DepotArtGallery.org. Show dates July 30-Aug. 24. Juror: Joanne Burney.

● Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition at Arapahoe Community College's Colorado Gallery of the Arts, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Submissions: July 5, 9-11 a.m. (actual work). Jurying: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unaccepted work pickup 1-3 p.m. Entry fee $10 per entry, exact cash. Accepted media: Ceramics, drawing, jewelry, glass, metals, mixed media, painting, photography. Two-dimensional works must be ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers) and three-dimensional work must be stable and fit on a 17-by-17-inch pedestal. Questions: Trish.Sangelo@arapahoe.edu.

Art at library

An “Invitational Art show” is hosted by Five Friends at the Bemis Library Art Gallery, 6014 S. Gallup St., Littleton, during library hours through June. The five artists are: Shirley Lamb, Joan Ball, Linda Metcalf, Beatrice Drury and Mary kay “MK” Moore Jacobus. 303-795-3961.

Mint program

The Highlands Ranch Historical Society will host a program about “The History of Coins and the Denver Mint” at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. The HRHS also plans a member tour of the mint on June 24 — check HighlandsRanchHistoricalSociety.org for details.

Zikr Dance

“Sanctuary” by Zikr Dance Ensemble, directed by David Taylor, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 20 at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut, Boulder, 303-444-7328, and 7:30 p.m. June 27-28 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, 303-805-6800, pacetickets@parkeronline.org.

Market moves

Centennial Artisans and Farmers Market (formerly Sundays at the Streets at Southglenn) will be held the second Saturday of the month: June 14 (10a.m. to 4 p.m.), July 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Aug. 9 (6-10 a.m.) at Centennial Center Park, Arapahoe Road between Revere and Vaughn.