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New painting shares beauty of waterfall

Cindy Welch painted a scene of the waterfall at Sanctuary Golf Course for an auction by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital at its benefit golf tournament.
Cindy Welch painted a scene of the waterfall at Sanctuary Golf Course for an auction by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital at its benefit golf tournament.
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On Sept. 6, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital held it’s a golf tournament at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia. Dinner and an auction were included and Castle Rock watercolorist Cindy Welch donated a painting of the waterfall at Sanctuary for the auction. Limited-edition prints will be available from Welch, with prints of previous paintings of historic spots in the area, at

Englewood Arts Presents

Englewood Arts Presents begins its Chamber Music of the Masters with a benefit concert to support cancer research for the Morris Animal Foundation at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Featuring members of the Colorado Symphony, music by Bach, Mozart, Faure, Poulenc and Handel. Tickets $20/$15, free under 18. At the door, one hour before the concert or online at

Genealogy gatherings

Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society announces October programs. Guests and new members welcome. The group meets at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Free. From 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 9 will be “The Great Denver Mint Robbery of 1922” by society members Carol and Steve Johnson. (The case resulted in a decades-long manhunt.) From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 will be “Your Cousin … the Banana?” Club member J. Voegtly talks about DNA and genetic testing, its application in genealogical research and current options. From 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 will be “Iron, Dynamite and Intrigue: The Story of the Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway” by local author/historian Stan Moore.

Interior design

The Interior Design Student Show runs Oct. 8 to 25 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Annex Building, Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, until 7 on Tuesday. Closing reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25. Admission free. 303-797-5212.

Town Hall director

The board of directors at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton announced that executive director Cheryl McNab will retire Dec. 1 to Ocean Pines, Maryland, “to be near family and the beach.” She has been director since December 2012. An interim director will be named, according to board president Denise Kato, while the board searches for a permanent replacement.

Englewood Camera Club

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, the Englewood Camera Club will meet at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit at 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial (use south entrance). Colorado photographer Andrew Kelley will present favorite images from the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, a premier spot for bird photography, and discuss strategy and techniques for successfully photographing there. Free. Guests and new members welcome. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Ballot issues

Colorado Ballot Issues will be the topic for an Active Minds meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The speakers will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado. 303-795-3961.

History Camp Colorado

History Camp Colorado takes place at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, on Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is open until Oct. 6 — no registration at the door this year. More than two dozen presenters are listed, with talks ranging from an 1830s fur trader, through World War II topics, to Englewood’s Doug Cohn speaking about Colorado inventors, Stephen Hart on Colorado mining booms and busts, and a couple on Denver’s seedier past. See listing and register at Added feature: Historic Littleton Inc. members will lead a tour of downtown Littleton when sessions are over for the day, at no additional charge.

Black Box

“Educating Rita” runs Oct. 5 to Nov. 11 at the Arvada Center’s Black Box Theatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. A working-class hairdresser, who wants an education and a poet/professor who drinks are thrown together., 720-898-7200.

Free children’s concert

The Littleton Symphony presents its annual free concert for kids, “It’s About Animals,” at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St, Littleton. “Carnival of the Animals” and more. No ticket required — just come. (There may be surprises from the Denver Zoo!)

Germinal Stage

Area theater fans will be interested to know: The long-running Germinal Stage Theatre Company announces a move in early 2019. It will begin presenting its performances at John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. First will be “The Pinter Plays” Jan. 4 to Feb.2 Early classic one-acts: “The Collection” and “The Room.” From May 10 to June 8, “Hay Fever” by Noel Coward; and Oct. 12 to Nov. 9: “Too True to be Good: The Unusual Late Comedy” by George Bernard Shaw. Season tickets:, 303-455-7108. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays.

Digital world issues

“Parenting in the Digital Age” will be a workshop presented by nationally recognized expert Katie Greer from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Proactive strategies for parents. Adults only. Reservations, 303-LIBRARY,


Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock presents Francis Menotti on Oct. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., with magic, comedy, mystery. Family show. $25, $30. 303-660-6799,


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