The Spring Denver Home Show will be filled with fresh ideas when it opens March 22-24 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Included will be demonstrations of Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangements, by members of the Sogetsu, a large school of Ikebana, founded in Japan in 1927, with a more contemporary philosophy than some others. Also featured: a Small Space and Sustainable Living Hall and garden ideas. Open March 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; March 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single-day tickets: $11 at the door or $9 online; Seniors $5.50; under 12 free. homeshowdenver.com.
The Annual Littleton Friends of the Library and Museum Children’s Creative Writing Contest is open for children ages first through eighth grade who attend a school, or live within the boundaries, of Littleton Public Schools. There are two categories: short story (fiction, 2500 words maximum) and poetry (any length, all forms). Entries due at Bemis Library or by emailing FriendsLibraryMuseum@gmail.com by 5 p.m. April 6. Author’s name only should appear on entry form and should be the work of an individual. Label each work with title and page number only. Anonymous judging. Awards announced week of April 22.
The public is invited to a “community conversation” with former Colorado first lady Helen Thorpe about her book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship and Hope in an American Classroom,” at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9300 E. Belleview Ave., Centennial. Complimentary lunch at 12:30 p.m., Conversation from 1 to 3 p.m. Please register for lunch: stplc.org/newcomers.
Free Community Dinner
March 26 is the date for the monthly free community dinner at Littleton First Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Littleton Blvd. at 6 p.m., when doors open. Volunteers prepare food: meatloaf and mashed potatoes, peas, salad, desserts All are welcome. 303-798-1389, fpcl.org/dinner.
Lone Tree Art Center will present “BeeHive: The 60s Musical” April 3-13 at the center, 10000 Commons St., Lone Tree. Directed and choreographed by Candy Brown. Tickets: lonetreeartscenter.org.
‘The Little Prince’
Denver Children’s Theatre, in its 22nd and last season at Mizel Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, presents “The Little Prince.” Information at box office, 303-316-6360. (Note: This is a correction from last week.)
Cindy Welch of Castle Rock began a new session of watercolor classes at Hobby Lobby in Castle Rock — Painting Glass and Reflections on Watercolor Paper. Information: CindyWelchDesign.com.
Swallow Hill presents
The Way Down Wanderers will tour in support of a new album, “Illusions,” with a concert on April 6 at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Bluegrass and Americana. 303-777-1003 or swallowhillmusic.org.
Veteran actor John Ashton will perform through April 14 in a regional premiere of “Every Brilliant Thing,” directed by Peter John Hughes, at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Tickets and information: 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.com.
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