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Labrador Retriever Photo Contest

lab3RD ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST!

A creative way to have fun with your Lab as you support Safe Harbor Lab Rescue ~ winners will be featured on our ~ 2010 Calendar All proceeds to benefit The Labs For details click on the link below Photo Contest Rules and Entry Form Deadline for entries is May 15th P.S. Invite your Lab-loving friends to join in the fun bysending this link!!

safeharborQuestions? write to us at SHLRPhotoContest@safeharborlab.org

Thank you for supporting Safe Harbor Lab Rescue!

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Parker Artist Guild Spring Show ’09

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Parker Artist Guild Spring Show.
It’s March 28 and 29 at the Mainstreet Center 10 AM to 5 PM
As always it’s free admission
Come and shop local and support these local Parker Artists!

The show will feature more than 40 local artists exhibiting original paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass and more for sale.

303.805.7728

http://www.parkerartistsguild.com

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David Taylor Dance Theatre

The Parker Cultural Commission and David Taylor Dance Theater present an evening of diverse work featuring world class choreographers. Don’t miss this exciting and rare opportunity to see Denver’s most exciting contemporary ballet company in Parker for two nights only – Jan. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Local dancers from Parker Dance will also be featured in the performance at the Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet.

Tickets are available online at http://www.ParkerRec.com or at the Mainstreet Center. Tickets are $10 for all ages.

For more information please call 303.434.1560

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Parker Colorado Community Messiah 2008

The Fine Arts Department of the Parker United Methodist Church invite all community members to come and join the choir and orchestra in the annual

Handels Messiah Community Celebration

Or just come and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the celebration of our Lord.

Sunday, December 7th 8 & 9:30 a.m.

If you would like to join in and sing with us please come to the community rehearsals on Wednesday December 3rd from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Saturday December 6at at 9:00 am In the sanctuary.
All are welcome to sing! Bring your friends and family!



Please see complete information here.

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Celebrate Denver Arts Week!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town!
Join the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau in a week-long celebration of Denver’s thriving arts scene, with special events, concerts, art shows, theatre, dance, street parties and prizes. Try something new and explore more than a dozen museums, 40 performing arts groups, six neighborhood arts districts and 100 art galleries. Discover why “The Mile High City is remaking itself as a world capital of art and architecture.”

Visit www.DenverArtsWeek.com for event details, an interactive calendar of events, and to enter to win one of our prize giveaways including airline tickets for two.
 

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Parker Youth Ballets 3rd Annual Holiday Production Dancin’ in a Winter Candy Land

Auditions are scheduled for September 22, 2007

Auditions will last one hour for each age group and are specified as:
5 and 6 year olds: 1 p.m.
7 and 8 year olds: 2 p.m.
9 and 10 year olds: 3 p.m.
11 and older: 4 p.m.

Dancers age 5 to 18 are invited to audition for the Parker Youth Ballet’s third holiday production on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Miller’s Dance Studio, located at 10841 S. Crossroads Dr. in Parker. Dancers from all area studios are invited and encouraged to audition. Pre-registration is not required to audition. Auditions will include ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. Dancers do not need to prepare anything in advance.

The show is a Winter Candy Land theme with dancing gumdrops, gingerbread cookies and licorice bites.

There is no cost to audition for the show. A $30 registration fee will apply only to dancers selected for the performance. Rehearsals will be held every Saturday beginning Sept. 29. Dancers will receive exact rehearsal times when they are placed in a dance number.

This Holiday Extravaganza is produced in partnership with the Parker Cultural Commission. This year’s shows are scheduled for Dec. 1 and 2 at Parker’s Mainstreet Center. For more information please call 303.841.9620.

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Concerts at the Coors Amphitheater.. Formerly known as Fiddlers Green

Mon, Sep 24 – 7:00pm

Velvet Revolver Rev w/ Alice In Chains,
Sparta  Coors Amphitheatre – Denver

Tue, Sep 25 – 6:00pm

Heaven and Hell with Alice Cooper, Queensryche 
Coors Amphitheatre – Denver

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Kidz Kulture Around the World

After a summer break, Parker’s popular Kidz Kulture! program is back
for its fall series, “Around the World.”

Kids and parents are invited to the Mainstreet Center, 19650 E.
Mainstreet, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 for exciting tales from Latin
America. The folklore of Latin America will come to life through books,
dramatic presentation and music. Parker Library staff will introduce the
children to unique and fascinating characters and stories.

Kidz Kulture! is scheduled the third Saturday of each month from
September through May. At each Kidz Kulture! presentation, there will be a
live stage performance, plus a hands-on art project brought to you by the
Parker Artist’s Guild. Kidz Kulture! is free, but pre-registration is
requested.

To register call 303.805.3263. Kidz Kulture is sponsored by the Parker
Library, the Parker Cultural Commission, the Parker Artist’s Guild,
and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

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Architect chosen for Parkers Library and Cultural Arts Center

The Town of Parker and the Douglas County Libraries are delighted to
announce that Humphries Poli Architects with Semple Brown Design have
been selected as the winner of the Parker Library and Cultural Arts Center
architectural competition. “We consider ourselves very fortunate to
have gotten the attention of such high caliber architects,” said Douglas
County Libraries Director Jamie LaRue. Our design competition —
featuring Barker, Rinker, Seacat Architecture, Sink Combs Dethlefs
Architecture with Thomas Hacker Architects, and Humphries Poli Architects with
Semple Brown Design– brought us a wealth of interesting and useful
ideas, as well as three independent cost estimates.”

“The competition was arduous and we were extremely pleased with the
work of all three groups,” said Parker Town Administrator Jeannene Bragg.
“The committee had to make some tough choices and we would highly
recommend any of these teams without reservation.”

The committee selected Humphries Poli with Semple Brown Design because
they offered an appealing combination of design elements, site plan
considerations and experience in developing these types of facilities. The
design submitted will provide a foundation for developing the vision
for the future of Parker’s library services, our downtown and arts in
our community. The site plan effectively integrated Mainstreet,
emphasized the public buildings as anchors for downtown and provided the
opportunity for economic development, making them a standout candidate for
this project. The team of Humphries Poli and Semple Brown demonstrated
their experience in designing performing arts venues and libraries through
their building designs, function and floor plans.

We would like to sincerely thank all of the community members who
participated in our extensive public process. Through public meetings and
events, as well as online comment cards, participants were able to give
us their feedback. This is only the beginning of a continuing process.
The Town and the Library look forward to working together with Humphries
Poli and Semple Brown to further refine the designs to reflect citizen
input, meet community needs and ensure that the site and facilities
are a timeless addition to our community.

Now that the architect team has been selected, the Cultural Authority
will be putting plans in place to secure funding for the project. “This
project looks forward to a thriving and vital downtown. We are
literally, with broad community involvement, drawing a new vision of the
future,” said Bragg.

Humphries Poli Architects and Semple Brown are both award winning
Denver-based architectural firms. Humphries Poli was founded in 1994 “with
a commitment to design excellence in all aspects of the practice of
architecture and design.” The firm was selected as Firm of the Year 2006
by the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Firm
of the Year 2005 by the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of
Architects, among many other awards. Some recent notable and
award-winning projects include + Gallery (Denver); the Philip S. Miller and
Highlands Ranch libraries; Westminster Public Safety Center; Ten-Winkle
Towers ( Denver) and Century Lofts ( Denver).

Semple Brown is a firm of 34 professionals that are “dedicated to the
design of high quality performing arts facilities in the intermountain
West region.” The firm was selected as Firm of the Year 2005 by the
Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Firm of the
Year 2002 by the Denver Chapter of the American Institute of Architects,
among many other awards. Recent notable and award winning projects
include Stanley Park Performing Arts Center; the Ellie Caulkins Opera
House; the Kent Denver Student Center for the Arts; the LCC Performing Arts
& Health Science Center; the Aurora Cultural Complex Feasibility Study;
the University of Northern Colorado Program Plan; the Arvada Center
for Arts Master Plan; the Denver School of the Arts; the Broomfield
Cultural Arts Center; and the Court Theatre Master Plan.

For additional information on how this project, please visit
www.parkeronline.org or contact Bryce Matthews at 303.805.3174 or
bmatthews@parkeronline.org.

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Architect Chosen for Library and Cultural Arts Center

The Town of Parker and the Douglas County Libraries are delighted to
announce that Humphries Poli Architects with Semple Brown Design have
been selected as the winner of the Parker Library and Cultural Arts Center
architectural competition. “We consider ourselves very fortunate to
have gotten the attention of such high caliber architects,” said Douglas
County Libraries Director Jamie LaRue. Our design competition —
featuring Barker, Rinker, Seacat Architecture, Sink Combs Dethlefs
Architecture with Thomas Hacker Architects, and Humphries Poli Architects with
Semple Brown Design– brought us a wealth of interesting and useful
ideas, as well as three independent cost estimates.”

“The competition was arduous and we were extremely pleased with the
work of all three groups,” said Parker Town Administrator Jeannene Bragg.
“The committee had to make some tough choices and we would highly
recommend any of these teams without reservation.”

The committee selected Humphries Poli with Semple Brown Design because
they offered an appealing combination of design elements, site plan
considerations and experience in developing these types of facilities. The
design submitted will provide a foundation for developing the vision
for the future of Parker’s library services, our downtown and arts in
our community. The site plan effectively integrated Mainstreet,
emphasized the public buildings as anchors for downtown and provided the
opportunity for economic development, making them a standout candidate for
this project. The team of Humphries Poli and Semple Brown demonstrated
their experience in designing performing arts venues and libraries through
their building designs, function and floor plans.

We would like to sincerely thank all of the community members who
participated in our extensive public process. Through public meetings and
events, as well as online comment cards, participants were able to give
us their feedback. This is only the beginning of a continuing process.
The Town and the Library look forward to working together with Humphries
Poli and Semple Brown to further refine the designs to reflect citizen
input, meet community needs and ensure that the site and facilities
are a timeless addition to our community.

Now that the architect team has been selected, the Cultural Authority
will be putting plans in place to secure funding for the project. “This
project looks forward to a thriving and vital downtown. We are
literally, with broad community involvement, drawing a new vision of the
future,” said Bragg.

Humphries Poli Architects and Semple Brown are both award winning
Denver-based architectural firms. Humphries Poli was founded in 1994 “with
a commitment to design excellence in all aspects of the practice of
architecture and design.” The firm was selected as Firm of the Year 2006
by the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Firm
of the Year 2005 by the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of
Architects, among many other awards. Some recent notable and
award-winning projects include + Gallery (Denver); the Philip S. Miller and
Highlands Ranch libraries; Westminster Public Safety Center; Ten-Winkle
Towers ( Denver) and Century Lofts ( Denver).

Semple Brown is a firm of 34 professionals that are “dedicated to the
design of high quality performing arts facilities in the intermountain
West region.” The firm was selected as Firm of the Year 2005 by the
Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Firm of the
Year 2002 by the Denver Chapter of the American Institute of Architects,
among many other awards. Recent notable and award winning projects
include Stanley Park Performing Arts Center; the Ellie Caulkins Opera
House; the Kent Denver Student Center for the Arts; the LCC Performing Arts
& Health Science Center; the Aurora Cultural Complex Feasibility Study;
the University of Northern Colorado Program Plan; the Arvada Center
for Arts Master Plan; the Denver School of the Arts; the Broomfield
Cultural Arts Center; and the Court Theatre Master Plan.

For additional information on how this project, please visit
http://www.parkeronline.org or contact Bryce Matthews at 303.805.3174 or
bmatthews@parkeronline.org.

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