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Today's Features

  • Many holiday traditions in the U.S. are tinged with a taste of Merry Ole’ England. Families head to the theater to have their holiday spirits renewed by Dickens’ grumpy yet lovable Ebeneezer Scrooge. Singers gather round doorsteps to serenade neighbors with candlelight carols. What better way to ring in the holidays than immersing yourself in the grand tradition of King Henry’s Renaissance court at the 24th annual Madrigal Marketplace and Faire presented by the Evergreen High School Performing Arts Department.

  • For a decade in the middle of Winston Jones’ long run exhibiting the world’s largest bell collection, in and around his lovely home at the start of Upper Bear Creek, Orville Hagen gave Bergen Park the right to claim the title of the world’s largest collection of clocks. If you missed visiting the Clock Museum before its closure, you missed the chance to hear more than 1,000 clocks chiming at once. If you missed Winston ringing in the new year before his passing and leaving his collection to Hasting College, you missed a huge and unique opportunity.

  • What are bells on bobtails? Why are the lords a-leaping? What will it take to have peace on Earth and goodwill toward all people? These questions arise each year at the holiday season. Some take a lighthearted look at the intricacies of holiday caroling, and others address more serious issues that world leaders and everyday citizens have struggled with for years. This year, the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is taking on all of these questions in song at its annual holiday concert “Songs of Hope.”

  • Over a cup of joe a few weeks ago, three women set out to bring some sanity to Evergreen. Jon Stewart, Comedy Central's host of “The Daily Show,” hosted the Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, and Katharine Hahn, Suzi Hoffer and Gail Montgomery felt that Evergreen should do the same. Political ads full of venom, conversations leading to screaming matches, and accusations laced with hatred all spoke to a need for a rally.

  • After 27 seasons in existence, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra is still going strong. For this time-tested organization, the 2010-11 season brings exciting changes. With the first concert of the season approaching on Nov. 21, the orchestra is welcoming the first in a trio of auditioning conductors. At the end of the season, one maestro will take the helm as the new leader of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.

  • Thanks to the enthusiastic trick-or-treating youths of Evergreen, soldiers serving in Afghanistan will once again enjoy a huge belated Halloween treat.

    The second annual “Give to Get Halloween Candy Bribe-Back” at the Island in Hiwan was an overwhelming success. Just before dusk on Halloween night, Dr. Courtney College, local pediatric dentist, along with many costumed volunteers, set up shop in the middle of the popular trick-or-treating neighborhood. Kids of all ages donated some of their hard-earned candy for soldiers serving overseas.

  • By Virginia Grantier

    She knows about challenges: Brenn Lea Pearson, 64, who lives alone with her two dogs, is a longtime graphic designer in Evergreen who has been trying to regroup in this economy since her New York and San Francisco book publishing jobs went overseas and local work became scarce.

    They know about challenges: This group that waits in their chairs and wheelchairs on Wednesdays for Pearson. They have a range of issues: Some have Alzheimer’s; others are recovering from strokes or other debilitating physical conditions.

  • Hearing pastel artist Roger Ambrosier describe his work gives the pieces a second life. Although Ambrosier’s meditative landscapes evoke deep emotion without explanation, the paintings truly come alive when the artist reveals the inspiration behind each work. “Threads of Time,” Ambrosier’s one-man show at the Center/Stage Rotary Gallery in Evergreen, provides visitors with unique insight into an artist who spends as much time crafting the perfect scene in his heart as he does doing it justice on paper.

  • In celebration of its 15th anniversary, TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon is hosting a series of benefit events, highlighting a different non-profit organization each Thursday in October.

     On Oct. 21, the spa raised $750 for Mt. Evans Hospice by donating the price of 10 massages.

    The last fund-raising Thursday on Oct. 28 is a massage benefit for the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen. Call 303-670-4444 to make an appointment.