`Shakespeare and Me' comes to Byers-Evans

By Sonya Ellingboe

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Veteran actor Joey Wishnia has appeared in 19 of Shakespeare's plays and directed five of them — on three continents. Wishnia, who was recognized by the Colorado Theatre Guild with the 2010-2011 Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Award, wrote “Shakespeare and Me” and performed it in the past season to critical acclaim. The one-man show, which traces his journey from a first-grade school performance, is repeated through March 16 at the Byers-Evans House Theatre, 1310 Bannock St., Denver. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets cost $18, 303-620-4933.

Watercolor exhibition

The Colorado Watercolor Society's annual state exhibition runs through March 24 at the Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Many south area artists are members of the society. Call 303-279-3922 for information on hours, admission.

Garden grants

The Littleton Garden Club, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties, again offers $50 to $500 grants to service or educational horticultural organizations in the Littleton area for projects that promote public gardening. All ages and types of groups are welcome to submit requests by the deadline, April 26. To receive an application form, call Jan Richardson at 303-979-9000 or email her at janr40@msn.com. Grants will be awarded at the May 1 club meeting.

Concert band

“Easter Morning on the White House Lawn” is the Highlands Ranch Concert Band's title for a 2 p.m. March 10 concert with a spring lilt, performed at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The title refers to a John Philip Sousa number. The program will also include selections from Leonard Bernstein's “West Side Story,” Henry Mancini selections from “The Great Race” and works by Shostakovich and Percy Grainger. Admission is free.

Camera club

The next meeting of the Englewood Camera Club will be at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Greenwood Village Town Center, 6060 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village. (Park at rear.) George Jardine, the speaker, teaches Lightroom and digital photography and has been Digital Video Evangelist for Adobe. An in-house contest is held for members each month. Visitors and new members are welcome. Englewoodcameraclub.net.

Columbine Genealogical Society

Author Debra Faulkner, historian for the Brown Palace Hotel, will note Women's History Month with a talk about “The Ladies of the Brown: a Women's History of Denver's Most Elegant Hotel” at the 1 p.m. March 12 meeting of the Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society. Her book of the same name will be available. On March 19, members will meet for a 1 p.m. presentation: ” Tools for German Genealogy Research” by Bert Paredes, Arapahoe Community College instructor, who will offer a survey of resources for seeking German ancestors. The group meets at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Visitors are welcome. For information: cjpiglet2@msn.com.

Youth Art Month show

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village holds its annual Youth Art Month exhibit through March 22 with works from students of the Littleton and Cherry Creek schools. A reception will be held on March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 303-797-1779.

Call for artists

Entries are invited for the “Greenwood and Beyond: the Real and Abstract” photography exhibit, which will run April 5 to May 3. Entry forms may be obtained from the City of Greenwood Village website or by calling 303-797-1779. Photographer George Vago will jury the exhibit and will lecture at 6:30 p.m. April 11 on “Elements of Composition.”

`Progenitor' submissions

Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College invites submissions of unpublished work in poetry, fiction, nonfiction/creative nonfiction for the annual literary magazine, “The Progenitor.” See arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/writers-studio for contest rules and details or email writersstudio@arapahoe.edu.

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