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SoHa Happenings Changes Mobile Application

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You no longer need to download the mobile application for SoHa Happenings in Colorado eZine. Simply go to www.sohappens.com on your mobile device and it will automatically show as a mobile version! YaY! Didn't know there was a separate mobile application? Well there you have it.

Improv Drop-In :: Sun, July 3rd

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Join SoHa Improviser, Jon Jon Lannen every first Sunday for his monthly improv drop-in class! Great for beginners! Great for experienced players! Great for anyone! YaY!!
Where: 8310 S. Valley Hwy. Ste 300 Englewood, CO 80112
Fee: $10. Pay online via PayPal or bring cash/check day of: http://bit.ly/gCGrKV [$2.50 fee if you use this link]
Questions? jonjonlannen.webs.com/signup.htm

This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: June 30 - July 4

Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado... Check the calendar and individual listings for details

Friday, 7/1
Red, White & You @ Clemont Park
Independence Day Celebration @ Coyote Ridge Park, Castle Pines

Saturday, 7/2
Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (Children's Weekend)
Ballroom Dancing at Lone Tree Rec Center

Sunday, 7/3
Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (Children's Weekend )
The Guess Who @ Hudson Gardens & Fire Works!!

Monday, 7/4 :: Independence Day!!
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital
Poco @ Hudson Gardens & Fire Works!!
Independence Day Celebration @ Sweetwater Park, Lone Tree
Independence Day Celebration @ Bison Park, The Meadows, Castle Rock


Exhibits & Activities Continuing All Month...
Museum of Outdoor Arts Walking Tour
Heather Wilcox @ Highlands Ranch Library
Curtis Art Gallery @ Curtis Arts Center Greenwood Village
Ken Caryl Art Guild @ Ciao Bella Day Spa of Littleton (thru 7/31)
Ken Caryl Art Guild @ Deer Creek G…

SoHa Happenings Partners with Local Band on Demand

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SoHa Happenings in Colorado is pleased to announce its new partnership with Local Band on Demand. The two organizations have several joint marketing plans in the works geared to provide additional offerings to readers of the SoHa Happenings in Colorado eZine (www.sohappens.com) and music-seekers of Local Band on Demand (www.localbandondemand.com).
Questions? lbod@sohappens.com

Cool SoHa Gear Available Now

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Show your SoHa Colors.

Yes, people still use mouse pads....
Gear available from www.cafepress.com/sohahappenings
Questions? gear@sohappens.com

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UPDATE :: This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: June 23-27

Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado... Check the calendar and individual listings for details


Friday, 6/24
Children's Park Theater Tour @ Walnut Hills Amphitheater
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital
Family Night @ Tattered Cover

Saturday, 6/25
Children's Park Theater Tour @ Prairie Sky Shelter
Model Train Expo @ Buck Recreation Center
Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (Celtic Festival)
Colorado Jazz and R&B Festival @ Clement Park Amphitheater

Sunday, 6/26
Model Train Expo @ Buck Recreation Center
Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (Celtic Festival)
Colorado Jazz and R&B Festival @ Clement Park Amphitheater
Under a Blood Red Sky: U2 tribute @ Hudson Gardens

Monday, 6/27
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital

Exhibits & Activities Continuing All Month...
Museum of Outdoor Arts Walking Tour
Heather Wilcox @ Highlands Ranch Library
Curtis Art Gallery @ Curtis Arts Center Greenwood Village
Ken Caryl Art Guild…

Jon Jon Happy Hour :: Wed, 6/29

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SoHa Producer Jon Jon Lannen presents the Jon Jon Happy Hour at the Avenue Theater, a late-night variety show hosted by Jon Jon with performance, drinks, and laughs.
Performers & Guests: Dishwater Blondes, Warren Hammond, Hit and Run, Jovan Mays, Makeshift Shakespeare, Nurse Nancy, Offcolor, Chris Parente, Jake Sharon, Sam Tallent
Where: Avenue Theater, 417 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80281
Cost: $10
Questions? 303-321-5925

Fund a Work in Progress thru Kickstarter

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SoHa Author Pam O'Mara is using Kickstarter to help fund her book-in-progress: Suggestion Please-- Denver's Secret Improv Culture. "Public companies sell shares. Makes sense to do the same for books and art-works in progress. Kickstarter does the administrative work," said Pam.
What: Suggestion Please-- Denver's Secret Improv Culture
Link: Suggestion Please on Kickstarter.com
Questions? pam@suggestionplz.com (new mailbox - try again if it doesn't accept mail immediately, thx!)

Opening Reception :: Annual All Colorado Art Show

28th Annual All Colorado Art Show... Opening Reception
When: 6/25 @ 5p-7p
Where: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 East Orchard RoadGreenwood Village, CO 80121
Questions? 303-708-6110 or jcole@greenwoodvillage.com

This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: June 23-27

Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado... Check the calendar and individual listings for details.

Thursday, 6/23
Children's Park Theater Tour @ Gallup Gardens
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Painted Pianos, Denver

Friday, 6/24
Children's Park Theater Tour @ Walnut Hills Amphitheater
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital

Saturday, 6/25
Children's Park Theater Tour @ Prairie Sky Shelter
Model Train Expo @ Buck Recreation Center
Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (Celtic Festival)

Sunday, 6/26 :: FATHER'S DAY
Model Train Expo @ Buck Recreation Center
Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (Celtic Festival)

Monday, 6/27
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital

Exhibits & Activities Continuing All Month...
Museum of Outdoor Arts Walking Tour
Heather Wilcox @ Highlands Ranch Library
Curtis Art Gallery @ Curtis Arts Center Greenwood Village
Ken Caryl Art Guild @ Ciao Bella Day Spa of Littleton (thru 7/31)
Ken Caryl Art Guild @ Deer Creek Golf Club (thru…

This Week :: Children's Park Theater Tour :: June 21-25

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Here's something fun to do this first week of summer with the kids... Some of South Suburban’s finest young actors present the Children's Park Theater Tour, a play by Cynthia Mercati. When P.T. Barnum arrives in town with his traveling troupe, the Mayor isn’t so sure Barnum’s on the level. What follows is fun, as some of the best-loved characters in American folklore come to life... a noisy, silly about 40 minutes, followed by fun fitness activities. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.
Who: suitable for all ages
When/Where...
Tu, 6/21 @ 10a - Cornerstone Park Senior Shelter
We, 6/22 @ 10a - deKoevend Park Shelter C
Th, 6/23 @ 10a - Gallup Gardens
Fr, 6/24 @ 10a - Walnut Hills Amphitheater
Sa, 6/25 @ 10a - Prairie Sky Shelter
Cost: FREE
Questions? 303-730-4612

Today 6/20 @ 3p :: Author Jeffery Deaver Visits Koelbel Library

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As seen on arapahoelibraries.org: The new James Bond is in town! Jeffery Deaver, international bestselling author, 7-time Edgar Award nominee, discusses his newly-released James Bond thriller, Carte Blanche, talks about his craft, and answers questions. Copies of his book available for purchase and signing.
When: Today only 6/20 @ 3p
Where: Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial
Registration: Not required; but seating is limited & on 1st-come, 1st-served basis.
Questions? learn more about the author @ www.jefferydeaver.com.

Fire Truck Muster Underway in Littleton

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Today is the 26th Annual Fire Truck Muster in Littleton. At ACC, fire truck enthusiasts of all ages can line up for a fire truck ride; climb in and on vintage and state-of-the-art fire apparatus; observe fire safety demonstrations; and get drenched in traditional firefighter games, including the bucket brigade and barrel blast.  Visitors can shop for firefighting souvenirs and memorabilia provided by the Firefighters Museum.
Junior firefighters are invited to don heavy bunker gear worn by real firefighters, or crawl through a fire safety obstacle course set up by the Denver Firefighters Museum.  For a change of pace, they can race Soap Box cars driven in the SERTOMA Mile High Soap Box Derby (including specially-designed cars for youngsters 8 to 17 with special needs).
When: 10a-3p
Where: Historic Downtown Littleton
Cost: FREE
Questions? milehighhookandladder.org


This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: June 17-20

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Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado... Check the calendar and individual listings for details

Friday, 6/17
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Saturday, 6/18
=Peter Pan @ Parker Mainstreet Center
=Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
=Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (ROYAL ALE & ART FESTIVAL,Military Appreciation Weekend)

Sunday, 6/19 :: FATHER'S DAY 2011!! YaY Dads!!!
=Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
=Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur (ROYAL ALE & ART FESTIVAL,Military Appreciation Weekend, Father's Day!)
=Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ Hudson Gardens

Monday, 6/20
=Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital
=Andy Long @ Lone Tree Photo Club
=Jeffery Deaver @ Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch

Exhibits & Activities Continuing All Month...
=Museum of Outdoor Arts Walking Tour
=Heather Wilcox @ Highlands Ranch Library
=Curtis Art Gallery @ Curtis Arts Center Greenwood Village
=Ken Caryl Art Guild @ Ciao Be…

Town Hall Arts Center Seeks Development Asst PT

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Littleton's Town Hall Arts Center is looking to hire a staff member to provide development assistance on a part-time basis (20hrs/wk) in support of the theater's Exec Director. Fundraising activities include researching potential sources, drafting grant proposals, and identifying potential business sponsors. The person hired for this position will also attend Board Fundraising Committee meetings, provide info as requested by the Committee, and assist the Committee with special fundraising events.
Salary: starts @ $15/hr for 20hrs/wk
To apply: send  cover letter & resume to Nancy Stalf • stalf@townhallartscenter.com or Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120 
Details: Applications are requested via email only.
Deadline: 6/30/2011

SoHa Instructor Lannen Appointed Voodoo Playhouse Ed Coordinator

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Please join SoHa Happenings in congratulating Jon Jon Lannen, SoHa Author, Instructor, Performer on his new role as Education Coordinator at Denver's Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. The Playhouse, scheduled to open in October, is owned and operated by Stephen Wilder.
Where:  1260 22nd Street, Denver, CO 80205
Questions? 303-578-0079 • info@voodoocomedy.com

Looking Good :: Lone Tree Arts Center :: Website Up & Running

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Now online for your viewing and purchasing pleasure.... the brand spanking new Lone Tree Arts Center web site... www.lonetreeartscenter.org. Get your 2011-12 season tickets, purchase a seat plaque, or order individual tickets. Of course, season tickets are always the best deal.
Where: Lone Tree Arts Center @ www.lonetreeartscenter.org
10075 Commons Street Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
Cost: Varies - details online, or call the Box Office
Questions?  Box Office Manager: Doug Evans doug.evans@cityoflonetree.com. 720.509.1000.

Tell Doug you saw them on SoHa Happenings in Colorado! and we said, "Hi!"

Mark Your Calendars: Littleton's Western Welcome Week 8/10-21

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The 83rd annual Western Welcome Week includes the Children's Parade, the Grand Parade, the 52nd annual Arts & Crafts Fair, and con­ces­sions by local civic groups.
When: Aug 10-21
Where: Littleton
Questions? Online @ www.westernwelcomeweek.com; by phone @ 303.794.4870 (before 7/16); 303.795.3788 (starting 7/16)

2 Vacancies on Littleton Fine Arts Committee

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Littleton Art Lovers....Still two vacancies on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee.
Deadline: Apply online by 5pm, 6/21.
Link: www.littletongov.org/boards/bcAppli-FAC.asp
Location: Boards & Commissions, 2255 W. Berry Ave, Littleton, CO 80120
Questions? 303-795-3780

Museum of Outdoor Arts :: Opening 6/25 :: Light Supply

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Museum of Outdoor Arts'  latest exhibit, Light Supply, a synthesis of light and sound, features artists Robert Buelteman, Virginia Folkestad, Lonnie Hanzon, Ali Hossaini - Bruno Levy - Blake Shaw, Jen Lewin, Andy Miller, Collin Parson, Charles Ross, Daihei Shibata, Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner. While you're visiting, make sure to see an original soundscape by Grammy award winner, Mickey Houlihan of Wind over the Earth for the remastered Color of Sound exhibition in MOA’s sound gallery.
When: Sat, 6/25/2011 thru Sat, 2/25/2012
Where: Museum of Outdoor Arts, Indoor Gallery, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110 (303) 806-0444 ‎
Questions? (303) 806-0444 or hours & directions

And a Great Time Was Had By All

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We wish to thank everyone who visited our booth yesterday, Sun 6/11, at the Wild on Littleton Block Party.
We had a great time telling you about our eZine: SoHa Happenings in Colorado and about the SoHa Arts & Culture Guild.

Our youngest visitors were thrilled to meet Laurie Pierce... and yes, she is a real beauty queen! and Jon Jon Lannen, who signed his book: The Giraffe Who Taught Me to Laugh... and yes, he has 2 new books coming out next year.

Special Thanks to Steve Fendrich, improv lover,  soon-to-be empty nester, and co-owner of Pioneer Drama Services, who took time out of his busy schedule to tell visitors about SoHa Happenings eZine and The SoHa Arts & Culture Guild. Extra, extra thanks to our production chief and very patient husband, Chris O'Mara (thanks, Sweetie!). Thank you Laurie, Jon Jon, Steve, and Chris!! And thanks to all our give-away sponsors: Alex Grant (CDs of his music); Jon Jon (copies of his book, The Giraffe Who Taught Me to Laugh); Steve (copies of …

This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: June 9-13

Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado ... It's Summer in SoHa... there's a lot happening!

Thursday, 6/9
SoHa Improvisers with Alpha Squad @ Bovine Metropolis Theater
Author Jessica Brody @ Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch

Friday, 6/10
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
The Three Amigos @ Cherokee Ranch

Saturday, 6/11
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Ballroom Dancing @ Buck Center

Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur: Opening Weekend
SoHa Happenings @ Wild on Littleton Block Party!!

Sunday, 6/12
Improv Drop-In with Jon Jon Lannen
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Ambrosia @ Hudson Gardens
On Broadway @ Cherokee Ranch

Colorado Renaissance Festival @ Larkspur: Opening Weekend SoHa Storyteller @ The Puppet Theater

Monday, 6/13
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital
Lone Tree Photo Club 3rd Qtr Image Selection
Author Erica Bauermeister @ Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch
SoHa Improvisers with Alpha Squad @ Bovine Metropolis Theater

Hudson Gardens :: Impressive New Website & Gardens

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Check out Hudson Garden's new website - very snazzy. Better yet get over to Hudson Gardens for a gander, a walk; just get there. And, remember... in celebration of their 15th birthday on June 15th, they're celebrating with a special admission price of $1.50 per person: adults, seniors and children! It's beautiful!!
Where: 6115 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, 1/2 mile S of Bowles Ave, and 3 miles N of C470 and across the street from Arapahoe Community College. 
Cost: $1.50. What is it about $1.50 that you don't understand?

SoHa Improvisers to Perform 6/9 in Bovine's Thursday Night Throwdown

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Come on down to the Bovine Metropolis Thursday Night Throwdown to see some of the areas best improv performers, including SoHa improvisers Tien Pham, Pam O'Mara, and Nick Trotter, along with their cohorts in the Bovine house team, Alpha Squad.
When: Thur, 6/9 @ 7:30p
Where: Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa Street, Denver
Cost: $8
Tickets: 303-758-4722

Theater Camp in Castle Rock :: 6/13-24

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Two weeks of theater training at Front Range Theatre Company's TRIPLE THREAT SUMMER CAMP!
What: Acting, dancing, and singing training by professionals with years of theatre and acting experience. Two showcases for parents, friends and family.
Who: Kids 8 thru 16
When: M-F, 6/13-24 @ 9a-4p
Where: Imagine Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 960 E Frontage Rd, Castle Rock
Cost: $260 includes: 10 days of camp, snacks, t-shirt, loads of fun and experience!
Questions/registration? call 1.866.879.7373 or visit www.frontrangetheatre.org.

Fri, 6/3 :: SoHa Improviser Jon Jon Lannen Teaching at CO Improv Festival

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There's still room in SoHa Improviser Jon Jon Lannen's Improv Workshop at the Fri, June 3 @ 4:45p Colorado Improv Festival in Manitou Springs... quick as bunny sign up at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/67350
QuestionsColorado Improv Festival Workshops

This Weekend in SoHa, Colorado :: June 3 - 6

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Preview of this weekend in SoHa, Colorado ...

Friday, 6/3
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
The Three Amigos - Lamont @ Cherokee Ranch

Saturday, 6/4
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Ballroom Dancing @ Buck Center

Sunday, 6/5
Improv Drop-In with Jon Jon Lannen
Damn Yankees @ Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Ambrosia @ Hudson Gardens
On Broadway @ Cherokee Ranch

Monday, 6/6
Alex Grant, SoHa pianist @ Littleton Adventist Hospital
Lone Tree Photo Club 3rd Qtr Image Selection

Exhibits continuing all month...
Paintbox Guild @ Stanton Gallery, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Curtis Art Gallery, Curtis Arts Center, Greenwood Village
Steve Schwartz and Cliff Ankersen @ Parker Library
Heather Wilcox @ Highlands Ranch Library

SoHa Happenings New Logo

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Yes, we think the smiling SoHa Happenings logo is very cute. But we've decided to reserve it for other uses - stay tuned and you'll find out what other uses we have in mind. In the meantime, welcome our new logo.