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Today's Features

  • 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.

     

  • The Bagelry
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    Brook Forest Inn
        8136 S. Brook Forest Rd

  • We’d like to know about interesting events, activities or personnel changes at area churches. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

     

    Weigh Down Basics orientation

    A free orientation class in Weigh Down Basics, a faith based weight-loss program, will be given at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15.  The Weigh Down diet guides people to the richer satisfaction that comes not from food, but from faith. For more information, call 720-935-9494.

     

  • “… The Hussars let loose their horses. God, what power! They ran through the smoke and the sound was like a thousand blacksmiths beating with a thousand hammers.”
    — Henry Sienkievich, describing
    a 17th-century battle between
    Polish Hussars and invading Swedish forces

  • The kids called him Mr. Awesome Cool Man — a telling title for Todd Brodeur, a world champion Frisbee player who taught students at Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley elementary schools the art of Frisbee.

    Playing with a Frisbee is a wonderful sport, Brodeur told students at an assembly at Bergen Meadow recently. Brodeur spent four days at the school as part of the schools’ artist-in-residence program.

    “You can stay active,” he said. “You can keep your heart beating and lungs breathing.”

  • While on hiatus from a career as a commercial real estate developer, Bill Valaika of Evergreen is using the down time to embellish guitars that are being auctioned off for worthy causes.
    Using a secret-formula glue and thousands of Swarovski crystals, Valaika turns a plain guitar face into a colorful, flaming logo light show.
    “It’s unbelievable to see on stage, Valaika said. “The crowd loves it.”
    Each guitar takes 40 hours to produce and is worth about $2,000 in materials.

  • One of the best things about the theater is being transported to another place and time. The magic of the stage is you can be entertained and spend two hours on a journey — experiencing people and lives that you may otherwise know nothing about. Such is the case with the Evergreen Players’ upcoming production of “Cripple of Inishmaan.”