Things to Do

Posted 1/8/18

THEATER `Treasure Island’ Auditions: Monday, Jan. 22 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Check in from 3-3:45 p.m. For ages 6-18; about 60 roles are available for the …

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Things to Do

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THEATER

`Treasure Island’ Auditions: Monday, Jan. 22 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Check in from 3-3:45 p.m. For ages 6-18; about 60 roles are available for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production. Performances are Jan. 27. Auditions start at 4 p.m.; late-comers will be turned away. Call 303-450-8757.

“Treasure Island”: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Missoula Children’s Theatre program. Go to www.northglennarts.org to purchase tickets.

MUSIC

Eagle View Singers: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 27 at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Do you love to sing? Come get involved in this fun group.

Night of the Stars Talent Show Audition: Monday, Jan. 29 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive; and Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the Thornton Community Center, 2211 Eppinger Blvd., Thornton. For ages 5-18. Performers are grouped by grade. Competition is Feb. 9. Go to www.northglennarts.org/talent-show for information and to schedule an audition.

FILM/MOVIES

Movie: “Big”: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Movie rated PG. Sign up by Jan. 12. Call 303-655-2075 or go to www.brightonco.gov

Travel Film Series: East Africa Sojourn: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. South Sudan is known for its history of conflict and famine. Just to the south, Uganda has moved on from its sordid past with grace. In this area of the globe, borders of sovereign states and tribal lines are at constant odds, and the juxtaposition of violence and compassion is nothing short of arresting. Go to www.northglennarts.org for tickets.

ART/CRAFTS

Winter Photography: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Anythink York Street, 8990 York St., Ste. A, Thornton. Learn techniques for shooting great winter photos. Bring your own camera if available. For adults. Space is limited; registration is required. Call 303-405-3234 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

Button Making: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Design a button-pin with Microsoft Publisher and turn it into a reality with our button maker. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

New Year’s Motivation: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Create some decorative ornaments with memorable words that will help you stay motivated and grounded during the year to come. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

Wright Farms Knitting Club: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. All levels welcome. No registration necessary. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

Art From the Heart: local artists needed; submissions due Jan. 24. Art From the Heart is a juried exhibit of art works by Colorado artists; show runs from Feb. 1 to March 15 at the College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. All original fine art medias plus sculpture are included. No photography or computer art.  Awards will be presented at a reception from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 11. To receive a prospectus and information, go to www.paletteers.com, call 303-426-4114, or send an email to beckyesilver@aol.com. Art From the Heart is sponsored by the Paletteers Art Club and the SCFD.

FOOD/COOKING

Friday Feast: noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Brighton High School choir will perform. Food is Italian pasta soup, sandwich and dessert.

Chili Cook0ff: noon Friday, Jan. 19 at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Enter the Northglenn Senior Organization’s 12th annual chili cookoff. Red and green chili are judged in separate categories. Bring your chili entry or a complementary side dish for the potluck. Sign-up list is available at the center. Cost is free. RSVP by Jan. 17. Stop by the center, call 303-450-8801 or go to www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn.

Cooking with Kids: Making Edible Paper: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. For kids ages 6-12. Space is limited; registration required. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

WRITING/READING

Bingo for Books: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. Play several games and each winner gets to go home with either a children’s or young adult level book. All ages welcome. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

Novel Conversations: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. Meet people who read widely and differently, and talk about what’s hot and what’s not in the publishing world. Read some urban fantasy to discuss this month. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

Wright Farms Readers AM Book Club: 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Read “The Yellow Envelope” by Kim Dinan. No registration necessary. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

Barkin’ Books: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Ages 6-12 practice their reading skills by reading out loud to a therapy dog. Registration is recommended. Contact aeasley@anythinklibraries.org or call 303-405-3250 to register.

Senior Book Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Book is “The 100-Year-Old Man Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.” In one day, Allan Karlsson turns 100. A big celebration is in the works at his nursing home, but he decides to embark on a hilarious unexpected journey. It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory. For ages 55 and over. Cost is free. Call 303-450-8801 or stop by the center to reserve a copy.

EVENTS

Back to School Pancakes: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Mix up and make pancakes. Space is limited; registration required. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

School’s Out Specials: Boondocks and a Movie: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15; meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn to sign up.

Ward 3 Neighborhood Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 in City Council Chambers, 11701 Community Center Drive. Meet and greet at 6:15 p.m. Council members Marci Whitman and the recently sworn-in Julie Duran Mullica will share what’s going on with the Northglenn Recreation Center, economic development and pedestrian/bicycle mobility in the city. Contact Duran Mullica at 720-365-7077 or jmullica@northglenn.org, or Whitman at 303-521-0201 or mwhitman@northglenn.org.

Blow Off Some STEAM: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 (Flip Books); and Jan. 25 (Strawbees Engineering) at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Activities include science, technology, engineering, art and math. For elementary school-aged kids and their grown-ups. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 303-452-7534 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

Bucket of Doooooom: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Come up with ways to escape near-death scenarios when we play Bucket of Doom, a card game in the style of Apples to Apples. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org. 

Code Club: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Learn coding basics and use them to help a group of Minecraft YouTube gamers escape certain in-game doom. Appropriate for grades 2 and up. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. Call 303-405-3200 or go to anythinklibraries.org.

HEALTH

Medicare Counseling: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. One-on-one assistance on Medicare issues from Ann Brothers, who is trained on Medicare insurance programs, including Medicare Part D. Call Evon at 303-655-2079 to make an appointment. Adams County residents can also call Centura Health Links at 720-321-8850.

Understanding Probate: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. An estate planning attorney from Dolan & Associates will help you understand probate, how to use it to carry out your final wishes, and common steps to avoid it. Sign up by Jan. 16. Call 303-655-2075 or go to www.brightonco.gov

Peace in the Present Moment: 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Experience The Work, a process of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause stress in your world. For all ages. Cost is free. RSVP by Jan. 23. Stop by the center, call 303-450-8801 to go to www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn to sign up. 

EDUCATION

North Korea: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at The Avenues Crofton Park, 12431 King Court, Broomfield. Active Minds presentation covers the successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States and other countries, along with North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues. RSVP at 720-328-9548. Go to www.LiveTheAvenues.com.

Argentina: 1:45-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster. Join Active Minds as we review Argentina’s history, culture, current status, and future prospects.

Active Minds: North Korea: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Discussion on the history of North Korea and the development of their nuclear program. Sign up by Jan. 16. Call 303-655-2075 or go to www.brightonco.gov

Bald Eagles: Back from the Brink: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Standley Lake Nature Center, 100th Avenue and Simms Street, Westminster. Learn about the history of the U.S.’s national emblem and how they came back from the brink of extinction. Register at https://www.cityofwestminster.us/; go under the parks and recreation tab and click on the nature section. Space is limited. All ages welcome.

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