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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 through Nov. 21.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Japanese Prints: 150th Anniversary of United States-Japan Relations, Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection, Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca, Oct. 16 to Jan. 23.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure runs through Dec. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Exhibit The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt. 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. Ancient Inspirations: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz from Sept. 13 through May 20, 2005. Azatlan-The Spirit of the Southwest, Santos-the Heart of the Home runs Sept. 27- Nov. 5.

Lynn Goldsmith Gallery, Mid-Valley Design Center, 40 Sunset Dri., Basalt. Open Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Weekends call for appointment. Featuring Rock Legends. Runs through Sept. 30.

Museum of Contemporary Art/ Denver, 1275 19th St., Denver, 303/298-7554. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., Noon to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Architect's View, PILLish: Harsh Realities and Gorgeous Destinations, Shadows and Fog: Margaret Neumann Recent Works, New Pic #1: Paola Ochoa True Love Oct. 1 through Jan. 2.

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. Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective sculptures, Oct. 2- Jan. 2.

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

Lucy Kaplansky, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G Streets, Salida. Folk singer/songwriter from N.Y. Sat., Sept. 25, 8-10:30 p.m. Call 719/539-8514 for more.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Harvest Full Moon Hike, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Globalization Course, Sundays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14. Horseback Ride, Sat., Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

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.

special events Crested Butte Vinotok, Crested Butte. Includes storytelling, polka dancing, a medieval feast, food fair, procession of the "Grump" and more. Events run Sept. 23-25. Call 800/814-8893.

Chile & Frijoles Festival, Pueblo. Sept. 24-26. Visit

www.pueblochamber.org or call 719/542-1705 for more.

Hispanic Heritage Month, The Fort, Hwy. 8 and Hampden Ave. $3-$6. Spanish market and 1830's rendezvous. Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/839-1671 for more.

John Denver Celebration, Salida. $65 includes 3 day and night admissions and an all-you-can eat catered meal. Featuring musicians from across the U.S. to honor John Denver. Oct. 1-3. Call 719/207-1456 or visit

www.johndenverlegacy.com for more.

Taos Wool Festival, Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM. Featuring sheep shearing, live animals, kids activities, fleece contest, sheep to shawl demo, music, vendors and demonstrations. Oct. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

www.taoswoolfestival.org for more.

Cider Days Harvest Festival, Lakewood's Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. $3-$5. Drink cider, make your own cider, apple-themed bake sale, kids activities, entertainment, folk art and more. Oct. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/987-7850 for more.

Taos Mountainfilm 2004, Taos, N.M. Highlighting Yosemite and Everst, guests include Jim Whittaker, Kitty Calhoun, John Bachar and Glen Denny. Oct. 7-10. Call 505/751-3658 for more.

Orchid Show and Sale, Four Points by Sheraton, 6363 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. $5. Denver Orchid Society's fall sale with the American Orchid Society Members Meeting. Oct. 8-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/987-3005.

A Walk to Remember, Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. A walk to honor babies lost through neonatal death, stillbirth and pregnancy loss. Oct. 9. Visit

www.walktoremember.org or call 720/981-4690 for more.

theater Cabaret, Boulder's Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave.,Boulder. $23-$52. Runs through November 7. For more call 800/448-5501.

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.

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.

Passport Playbill, El Sentro Su Teatro, 4725 High St., Denver. $15. A musical monologue for adults. Sept. 16- Oct. 9. Call 303/296-0219 for more.

The Chancellor's Tale, The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. $12-$20. Sept. 18- Oct. 10, Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m. Call 303/780-7836 for tickets.

Miner's Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden runs Oct. 1-Nov. 13, Fri.-Sun. Call 303/935-3044 for info.

The Creature Creeps, D.L. Parsons Theatre, Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Dr. $6-$8. Presented by the North Stage Players, a family friendly comedy. Runs Oct. 1-10. Call 877/270-7433 for reservations.

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