Sonya's Sampler

Youngsters get to gawk at glass


Each Saturday in August at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Denver Botanic Gardens will offer Family Tours, one-hour walks tailored to help children ages 4 to 12 experience Dale Chihuly’s glass art in an inspiring and active way. General admission included: $26 adult/child combo, $18 member, additional adults or children $13, $9 member. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The way to bee

“Meet the Beekeeper” will be held July 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hudson Gardens, where there is a monthly opportunity to visit the apiary and ask questions. Training is offered for serious prospective beekeepers. Free. Hudson Gardens is at 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

'Old Timers’ to meet

Tickets are available for the 62nd Annual Old Timers’ Luncheon at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Bennett’s Barbeque will provide chicken, beef and pork and accompaniments. Tickets: $20 each. Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance at the museum — none will be available on the day of the event. Open to all current and former Littleton residents.

It’s fair time

Mark your calendar for the Denver County Fair on Aug. 1, 2, 3 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. The event has grown greatly in four years and includes a Robot Opera, pony rides, Art Pavilion, Geek Pavilion and traditional blue-ribbon contests for pickles, jam, vegan and compost categories — and a Pot Pavilion. For schedules: Tickets at King Soopers.

Music tickets available

Tickets are available for the Rocky Mountain Music Fest, held Aug. 10 at Clement Park on West Bowles Avenue near Littleton, featuring a full day of music.

Phamaly auditions

Phamaly Theatre Company, formerly known as “The Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League,” will hold auditions for its winter 2015 production of “The Fantasticks,” directed by Bryce Alexander, on July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., with callback Aug. 4. By appointment only: 303-365-0005 or

The cast will travel to Osaka, Japan, in the company’s first international tour, where it will perform and conduct workshops. Those auditioning must have one or more disabilities as defined by the ADA. Needed: eight men or women, age 10-65. Phamaly is also auditioning for its next “Vox Familia,” the edgy sketch show written and performed by the cast. Auditions: July 22, 6-8 p.m. Write a one- or two-minute autobiographical sketch about yourself. Both auditions will be held at the Newman Center for Theater Education (aka the Tramway), 1101 13th St., Denver.


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