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Two authors making visits to area libraries

Author C.J. Box will talk about his new novel, “The Bitterroots” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Highlands Ranch Library.
Author C.J. Box will talk about his new novel, “The Bitterroots” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Highlands Ranch Library.
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Douglas County Libraries features two authors in August whom readers may wish to see and hear. At the Lone Tree Library at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, Andrea Bobotis will talk about her debut novel, “The Last List of Miss Judith Krantz.” At the Highlands Ranch Library at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, C.J. Box, award-winning author of the Joe Pickett Series, will talk about his new Cassie Dewall thriller, “The Bitterroots.” Book sales and signing follow authors’ talks. Registration is a good idea: dcl.org, 303-791-7323.

YA novel to be published

“Postcards for a Songbird” will be published Aug. 6 by foothills author Rebecca Crane, a popular YA author and former teacher who writes about lonely young Wren Plumley.

Community dinner

The free monthly community dinner at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., will be at 6 p.m. July 30. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, creamy coleslaw, fresh fruit and handheld desserts. No reservation needed. Info: 303-798-1389, fpcl.org/dinner.

Dance/theater

Wonderbound Dance Company will be included in a new version of Puccini’s opera, “Madame Butterfly” at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave, Denver, July 25-28. Called “Ms. Butterfly,” tickets will be available at the Newman Center. See newmancenterpresents.com.

Miners Alley

“Fairfield,” a new play by Eric Coble, continues through Aug. 18 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. Golden. Minersalley.com, 303-935-3044.

Immersive art experience

“Natura Obscura” continues through Sept. 29 at Museum of Outdoor Arts, 1000 Englewood Parkway, in the Englewood Civic Center, second floor. Ticket prices vary. See naturaobscura.org.

‘Chicago’ at Denver Center

Phamaly Theatre Company presents the musical “Chicago” from Aug. 1-25 in the Studio Loft at Denver Center for Performing Arts in downtown Denver. See phamaly.org for information — or order tickets at denvercenter.org.

Town Hall Arts Center

Suzanne Rothman’s solo exhibit, “Decadent Fusion,” continues through Aug. 3 at Town Hall Arts Center’s gallery, to be followed by Western Welcome Week’s “Heading West: Art by Sarah Phipps.” The center is at 2450 W. Main St., Littleton, townhallartscenter.org.

Depot Art Gallery

The All Colorado Show at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, runs July 23-Aug. 24, with a reception on Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m. Juror: Desmond O’ Hagen. See depotartgallery.org.

Curtis Center for the Arts

The 36th All-Colorado Show runs through Aug. 31. Juror Colin Parson, Arvada Center. Located at 2349 E. Orchard Ave., Greenwood Village. 303-797-1779.

Reception

The closing reception for the Kaleidoscope art exhibition, “Kaleidoscope,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Colorado Gallery for the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

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