Sonya's Sampler

Egyptologist to share expertise in Lone Tree


Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology at UCLA, will be the featured National Geographic Live speaker at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Cleopatra, Neferusobek, Nefertiti — Cooney offers her thoughts on how these women ruled and what we can learn from them. There will also be a luncheon ($50/individual; $500/table). Tickets:, 720-509-1000.

Englewood Camera Club

David Tejada, a nationally known corporate photographer and lighting instructor, will speak to the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 about location lighting, using Speedlights — a short course on how to achieve studio quality lighting on location. The club meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests are welcome.

Arapahoe Philharmonic

The Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform its annual Children’s Discovery concert for elementary and middle school students at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village.

The program will include Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” including the composer’s narration, and Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” with Ogden Nash’s verses.

Both will be performed by Brian Patrick Leatherman. Tickets cost $5. 303-781-1892, An instrument demonstration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Dance in Denver

Pianist Joyce Yang will perform with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver.

The program includes “Half/Cut/Split” choreographed by Jordan Elo, with music by Schuman and commissioned works to music by Chopin, Satie and Glass. Tickets from $29, Newman Center Box Office, 303-871-7720.

Auditions set

Auditions for “Trav’lin — The 1930s Harlem Musical” will be held Nov. 27 ( adult principals) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Prepare 16-32 bars of music with an emphasis on vocal styles of the 1930s. Performances will run from April 9 to April 28. Rehearsals begin March 19. See for descriptions of characters, vocal range. By appointment.

World of Christian Dior

“Dior — From Paris to the World” runs Nov. 19 to March 3 at the Denver Art Museum, with timed entry tickets now available at 720-913-0130. 200 couture dresses, runway videos, photographs, costume jewelry and artworks. Art of Christian Dior and subsequent artistic directors who carried his vision into the 21st century.

Holiday art

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch will have prints of her newest watercolor, “Hometown Holidays,” depicting the historic Barn Antiques in Castle Rock, lighted for the holidays, at the annual Starlighting event on Nov. 17. She will also have notecards and ornaments with the new image and will be at Castle Rock Florist, 318 4th Ave., from 2 to 6 p.m. For other prints in her collection (nice gift idea), see

Genealogy programs

Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society has announced its November programs. Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m. — “Revolutionary Ancestors: Right Service ... Right Ancestor,” presented by James Jeffrey, special collections librarian, Western History and Genealogy, Denver Public Library. Nov. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. — “Using Directories and Sandborn Maps to Learn about Our Ancestors,” presented by Ed Storey, Pikes Peak GenealogicaL Society. Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m. — “World War I Resources and Research,” by Sandy Ronayne, CGHS member. Meetings at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests and new members welcome. Free.

Children’s concert

The Littleton Symphony performs its annual Free Children’s Concert at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Littleton united Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Included: “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saens, “Baby Elephant Walk” and “Pink Panther” by Henry Mancini.

Author to speak

Littleton science journalist Michael Carroll will discuss and sign his latest book: “Lords of the Ice Moons: A Scientific Novel,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

Englewood Arts

“Forgotten Songs” from the repertoire for harp and vocalist will be presented by harpist Emily Levin and soprano Sharon Harms at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $15/$20, at the door one hour prior to performance. Free under 18.

John Fielder

The Castle Pines Arts and Cultural Foundation presents a multimedia program with photographer John Fielder, who will present more than 200 photographs from his new book “Colorado: Black on White.” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Castle Pines Community Center, 7404 Yorkshire Drive, Castle Pines. Hors d’ouevres. Doors open at 6 p.m. Pre-registration necessary, $10.


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