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art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 303/898-7200. Gallery/exhibits free. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Featuring Charles Parson's Landscape Sonnet and works by Emilio Lobato and Jason Needham.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Japanese Prints: 150th Anniversary of United States-Japan Relations through January 2005; Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure runs through Dec. Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West through Aug. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Exhibit The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt runs Sept. 10-Jan. 23, 2005. Call 800/925-2250 for more.

Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, 303/477-7173. Open Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Jennifer Hope from Sept. 10- Oct. 3.

Lakewood Cultural Center: North Gallery, 470 S. Allison Pkwy; South Gallery, 480 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood. 303/987-7876. Free. The Essence of Fiber: Three Fiber Exhibits, through Sept. 17. Printmaking and Ceramics, Aug. 23 to Sept. 24. Ancient Inspirations: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz from Sept. 13 through May 20, 2005.

SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Fall Show from Aug. 28 to Sept. 18.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Hello Jelly, a video featuring spectacular underwater footage, beginning May 28. Africa and Beyond: The Art and Adventures of Simon Combes, through October 3. In the Dark traveling exhibit through September 19. The Lion King beginning July 3. Art and Ale Festival on Fri. Aug. 27, 6-10 p.m., $20-$35.

Literature Kent Haruf reading, Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy., Denver. Author of Plainsong and Eventide reads from his newest novel. Tues., Oct. 19, 7-8 p.m. Registration required, call 720/865-1312 for more.

music Sax and All That Jazz, fall concert series, Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield. $5-$20. Dotsero, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Laura Newman & AOA, Oct. 15. Brian Savage, Nov. 19. Call 800/851-8175 for tickets.

Santa Fe International Festival of New Music, Santa Fe, N.M. Featuring Meredith Monk, So Percussion, Joseph Gramley and many others. Sept. 23-26. Call Rozella at 505/474-6601 for more.

Takacs Quartet, Lakewood Heritage, Culture & Arts Center, 480 Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. Thurs., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 for more.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Wolves, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Hike, Sept. 11, 7 a.m. Harvest Full Moon Hike, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Globalization Course, Sundays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

Santa Fe Trail Walking Tours and Activities, Trinidad. Includes trains at La Junta Depot and Trinidad, Arkansas River crossing hike, Purgatoire River Walk, Picketwire Canyonland tour, Trinidad Lake hike, Santa Fe Trail Auto Tour Route and scenic hikes and overlooks. For more call 719/846-5645.

Royal Gorge Lunch and Dinner Train Rides, Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water St., Canon City. $16.50 and up. Guests dine and ride in comfort on a premier railroad adventure through the Royal Gorge. For reservations call 888/RAILS4U.

P.S. Miller Library Film Series, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock, 303/688-7700. Walter Chaw facilitates this series, The Birth of Medium Cool with screenings of One, Two, Three, Sept. 9; The Misfits, Oct. 7; The Hustler, Oct. 21.

Corn Maze, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. $5-$8. Includes mini-maze for kids. Open Fri.-Sun., Sept. 3-Oct. 31. Call 303/973-3705 for more.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, Meeker. Traditional shepherding championships. Sept. 8-12. Semi-finals on Sat., Sept. 11 starting at 8:30 a.m. Finals on Sun., Sept. 12 starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 970/878-5510 or visit

www.meekersheepdog.com .

Heritage Travel Event, Stratton, Burlington and Cheyenne Wells. $50 covers meals and tours. Trip with Colorado Preservation Inc. Sept. 10-12. Call Traci at 303/893-4260 for more.

Women's Let's Go Fishing Seminar, Kassler Environmental Education Center, Denver. $95. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, goody bag and half-day angling adventure. Sept. 10-12. Call 888/321-5543 for more.

special events Veterans Entrepreneurial Training, University of Denver, Denver. The Veterans Corporation is holding small business seminars for active duty, guard, reserve, veterans and their spouses. Programs start Sept. 11, call 303/909-8440 to enroll.

Plaza De Los Leones Fiesta, Community Center, Walsenburg. Parade, food and refreshment booths, entertainment, music and more. Sept. 11-12. Call Art at 719/738-2029 for more.

Chile Harvest Festival, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. $5-$9. Sept. 11-12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Call 303/412-1849 for more.

First Edition Golf Tournament, Rolling Hills Country Club, 15707 W. 26th Ave, Golden. A fundraiser for the Jefferson County Library Foundation's traveling children's library. Mon., Sept. 13, 10 a.m. Call 303/275-2240 for more.

Colorado Mountain Winefest, Riverbend Park, Palisade. $15-$99/event. Sept 16-19. Call 800/704-3667 for tickets or VIP passes.

Gem & Mineral Show, Denver Merchandise Mart expo hall, 451 E. 58th Ave. $3-$5. Over 200 retail and wholesale dealers. Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/233-2516 for more.

Antique Show, Douglas County Event Center, Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock. $4. Glass grinder available, bring chips in for repair. Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/596-8839 for more.

Nan Desu Kan Anime Convention, Holiday Inn, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver. $45/weekend. Featuring many guests, panels and vendors. Sept. 17-19. Visit

http://www.ndk.cc for more.

Bead Renaissance Show, Holiday Inn, I-25 & 120th Ave., Northglenn. Free. Classes, trade show, retail and wholesale merchants. Sept. 16-18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

www.beadshow.com for more.

Constitution Day, Greenway and Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd., Pueblo. A non-profit, non-partisan, family celebration of the 217th birthday of the U.S. Constitution with games, food and contests. Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m. Call 547-9568 for more.

High Point Academy Ride-a-thon, High Point Academy, 7749 Palmer Divide Rd., Larkspur. A non-competitive trail ride to raise money for therapeutic riding. Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 303/633-8424 for more.

Antique Map Fair, Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Preview event Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., $30. Actual event Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

www.rmmaps.org for more.

Sustainable Living Fair, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins. $5-$12. Gary Erickson, CEO of Clif Bar Inc. speaks during the weekend event. Sept 18-19. Call 970/224-FAIR or go to

www.sustainablelivingfair.org for more.

theater The Blue Vagabond, Theatre du Quirque, 2119 E. 17th Ave. $10-$12. Runs Aug. 27- Sept. 26. Call 720/394-6198 for reservations.

Rounding Third, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., 720/898-7200. $32-$46. Runs Sept. 7-Oct. 10. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Tues.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Wed., 1 p.m.

Blues in the Night, The Impossible Playhouse, 1201 N. Main St., Pueblo. $15. Runs Sept. 9-11, 8 p.m. Call 719/542-6969 for more.

Colorado Quickies, Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Center, 480 Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $15. Sept. 10-25. Call 303/987-7845 for more.

84 Charing Cross Road, Germinal Stage Denver, Adapted by James Roose-Evans from the book by Helene Hanff. $11-$15.75. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m. Sept. 10-Oct. 10. Previews open to public. For more, call 303/455-7108.

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