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Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. …
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The Rocky Mountain Train Show returns to the Denver Mart the first weekend of March.

Rocky Mountain Train Show returns to Denver

The largest train show west of the Mississippi chugs into Denver in March as a treat for families and train enthusiasts. Presented by the Rocky Mountain Division of the Train Collectors Association, …
Coming Attractions

Let museum take you to the river

One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this …
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DJFF highlights personal, universal storytelling

Over more than 2,000 years, Jewish storytelling has come to tell the stories of people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. And this diversity of voices is vibrantly reflected in the …

A fun way to teach frugality

“Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?”  Cicero 106-43 BC Whether the virtue is called frugality, thriftiness, parsimony, prudence, or economy, this grandma has a fun way to …

Comedian Zac Maas headlined the show at Max Taps brewery in Highlands Ranch Sat. Jan. 25. Maas’ jokes produced laughter, shock and applause.

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and …
Arts & Entertainment
Chris Coleman, 68, right, speaks during a meeting Jan. 23 of the Kiwanis Club of Belmar at Sunrise Sunset restaurant in Lakewood. Next to her is Jane Braithwaite, 69, past president of the club.

Denver metro community service groups push for younger recruits amid membership challenges

They help distribute eyeglasses to people in need in other countries. They make sure cancer patients get Valentine’s Day gifts. They light children’s faces up with much-needed school supplies. …
Bear Creek High School student Kailene Tram looks at her piece “Above the Moonlight,” which is on display at the Foothills Art Center in Golden as part of the art center’s “The Power of Process” student exhibition.

Young Jeffco artists finding their voice

The new “Power of Process” exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden contains everything from a series of photos of a popping water balloon to monster faces made from recycled cans. But …
Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton.

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus …
Vigil

Focus on the FLOTUS in new book

The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or 44th to hold the job but get ready: in this position, everything you do is critiqued and measured against …

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Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow …
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The Arvada Center invites audiences aboard the Orient Express

There’s a particular challenge to telling a story that is very well-known by the audience. But when it’s one of the most well-known murder mysteries in popular fiction, well, that’s a whole …

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family …
Grandparents can teach too

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time …
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Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the …

Difficult conversations important

Are parent and child conversations getting harder and more important than ever? Every stage of growth requires important conversations. Along the way your family has surrounded children with what …
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