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Thanksgiving meal alternatives are varied for those seeking lighter fare or less work

For people who don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, prefer a lighter meal or just hate cooking (and the cleaning), there are options. Dietitians are ready with advice for …
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All triathlon participants started their race in the pool with a swim.

Washington Park kids excel in inaugural triathlon

Carter Theis, 10, crossed the balloon-arched finish line Oct. 13 with a huge smile on his face. Cheerleaders, a DJ and community supporters waited on the other side cheering on the finishers. This …
In order to bring more awareness to mental health, Scott Masters began running 10k a day in the hopes of raising $10,000. Masters said he has dealt with depression and anxiety for most of his life.

University resident hopes to end mental health stigma

For more than two months, Scott Masters has gotten up, no matter the weather, and headed outside to run a 10K — 6.2 miles. In 67 days, he’s racked up 436 miles, and along the way he’s raised …
Steve Wright holds his son Nolan on his shoulders, along with his other children, Annabelle, left, and Collin. The family dressed as different Spiderman characters for the third annual Broadway Halloween Parade in the Baker neighborhood.

Broadway Halloween Spirit

Turning the corner from West Fifth Avenue onto Broadway, nearly 50 floats made up of local organizations and businesses participated in this year’s Broadway Halloween Parade. The floats traveled a …
The Colfax Ave Business Improvement District installed a new sculpture outside of the Fillmore Auditorium last month. The sculpture is part of the BID’s overall Streetscape Plan, which aims to improve the safety, appearance and development along Colfax corridor.

New sculpture celebrates vibrance of Colfax

A new sculpture from the Colfax Ave Business Improvement District is looking to bring a little more vibrancy to the corridor. The sculpture, which is bright pink and shaped in the logo of the BID, …

Sean Gatzen, from Alpine Bank, shows his son some of the cultural displays set up at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science as part of the Mexican Cultural Center’s Día de los Muertos fundraiser on Oct. 24.

Denver nonprofit looks to build bridges

Día de los Muertos is one of the most popular and well-known cultural events in the Mexican calendar. Thanks to movies like Pixar’s “Coco,” it’s gained a cross-cultural appeal that has …
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This painting by Tatiana Dowell of Centennial is included in her exhibit, “Floral Reverie” at CORE New Art Space.
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‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral …
Journalist Maria Hinajosa will speak at History Colorado, in a series celebrating the centennial of the Vote for Women.
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History museum event is tied to series on women’s influence

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of National Public Radio will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, a feature of “Bold Women. Change History.” at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. She is part …
The interactive “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science provides visitors the chance to learn how characters are made and moved in the studio’s films.

‘Science Behind Pixar’ is trip to infinity and beyond

Even the most cursory look at Disney Pixar Animation Studios’ creative output makes one thing abundantly clear — the studio is responsible for the most astounding creative output of this century. …

Denver Film Festival takes audiences to new places

At its core, film is an expression of people’s lives, and as such, it stands to reason film festivals would mirror this fact. And for more than two decades, the Denver Film Festival was at least …

“Poppies Delight” by Rita Campbell, which took third place in the “Code Red” show at the Depot Art Gallery.

Red predominates in gallery exhibit

There are certainly many ways of seeing, envisioning, interpreting the primary color red … “Code Red” is the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s latest exhibit, running through Nov. 10 at the …
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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers …
The Baroque Chamber Ensemble of Colorado will perform at Littleton United Methodist Church on Oct. 18.
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Baroque music on period instruments set for free show

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will bring its unique repertoire and sound to Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: “Music of the Baroque.” The …
Biologist/photographer Ronan Donovan will speak in “National Geographic Live” Series at Lone Tree Arts Center on Oct. 13. Howling lessons shown here!
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National Geographic Live event eyes social animals

Biologist-turned-photographer Ronan Donovan will appear Oct. 18 at Lone Tree Arts Center in the 2019-2020 National Geographic Live series. “Social By Nature” features floor-to-ceiling images …

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Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with …
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