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When recording artist/composer and original member of the Trans-Siberian Express Mark Wood comes to Highlands Ranch High School on Nov. 10 with his Viper electric violin, the student musicians will be transformed into a rock orchestra for a day. Wood and orchestra director Ryan Woodworth will teach the students improvisation, composition and personal expression on their string instruments, as well as Wood’s special arrangements. Wood will play his violin with them through the day. By the time evening rolls around, the HRHS orchestra students will perform a live concert: it’s set for 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the school auditorium, 9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch. Tickets: $10, bit.ly/2yuocny, 1-866-967-8167.
Meet the authors
The Castle Rock Writers, who recently published “Images of America: Douglas County,” will host a Meet the Authors Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock, 100 S. Wilcox St. Seven of the eleven authors will be on hand to serve an English tea, in honor of British ancestors — and greet community members. Members of the regional writing group researched, wrote and found photos during the past year and the book was published Aug. 28. They found oral histories and unique photographs, interviewed descendants of pioneers and others in the community. Elizabeth Wallace, a CRW founder, and Alice Aldridge-Dennis, current president, acted as project managers. Information: email@example.com or Alice Aldridge-Dennis, 303-521-8615.
Englewood’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Malley Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. Admission is free; concessions available for purchase.
Columbine Library opens
Jefferson County’s Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, reopened Oct. 28, after being closed for remodeling. 303-235-5275.
Fivers at PACE
“Dinner at Five,” a world premiere comedy by Lloyd J. Schwartz, will be presented by Fivers Inc. at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker, from Nov. 14 to 19. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $36-$39, parkerarts.org or 303-805-6800.
Parker Artist Guild
The Parker Artist Guild will feature works by 46 painters and sculptors who work in a variety of mediums: oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed media, photography, clay, stone, bronze. This is the first time the Guild has put out a call for an open show. The exhibit was juried by PACE Center curator Rose Fredericks and artist Mark Nelson, who lives and works in Parker, will select award winners. The opening reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3, with artist in attendance, food, music, cash bar. PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker.
Arapahoe Community College will host “Shared Visions,” a tactile art exhibit, in collaboration with Colorado School for the Blind, from Nov. 9 to 22. Art is fully accessible, multi-sensory, tactile. Colorado Gallery of the Arts at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, is open 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, with Tuesday hours until 9 p.m., and an opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Admission is free.
Cat in the Hat, etc.
“Seussical, the Musical” opens on Nov. 10 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton, directed by Bob Wells and choreographed by Kelly Kates. Donna Debreceni is music director. Renew your acquaintance with that Cat in the Hat, Mayzie La Bird, Horton the Elephant and others. Ideal family fare for the holidays, it runs through Dec. 30. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and Nov. 25 and Dec. 2; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. No show on Dec. 24. Tickets: $26-$46, 303-794-2767, ext. 5; townhallartscenter.org/seussical.
The comedy “Beau Jest” by James Sherman plays Nov. 9 to Dec. 10 at Cherry Creek Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays Dec. 3 and 10. (No performances Thanksgiving week.) Tickets: $30-$35, cherrycreektheater.org.
Jewelry for sale
The Denver Women’s Press Club holds its Annual Jewelry Sale on Nov. 18 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Nov. 19 (noon to 4 p.m.) at the Denver Women’s Press Clubhouse, 1325 Logan St., Denver. Bernadette Fuentes, bead maker, will hold a trunk show. Proceeds go to support scholarships for journalism and creative writing at the college level.
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