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art Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Frank Sampson: Retrospective and Debbie Masuoka.

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. 303/571-0440. Open Fri. 6-9 p.m. and Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Denver Chicano Visions, Oct. 17-25.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring New Classics from the American Indian collection through Dec. 31; Chinese Art of the Tang Dynasty from the Sze Hong collection through Jan. 25. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at .

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street, Denver. 720/865-3500. Summer Hours Wed. Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sat. Tues., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Summer admission $4 - $6.50. Featuring Botanical Illustration School Student Show through Oct. 31.

Flying Turtle Gallery West, 611 Cañon Street, Guffey, 719/689-6100. Hours are Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Featuring the work of local Guffey artists, fine art and crafts, antique furniture, paintings, Raku horses.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Free. Foothills Art Center. Featuring the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 1275 19th Street, Denver, 303/298-7554, Hours Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Blood: Lines & Connections, an international body of video, photography and installation-based work created from diverse cultural backgrounds. Through Jan. 4. Artist Talks on Global Positions: Creative Acts that Matter, first Monday.

literary events Presentation and book signing by Anne Garrels, Cherry Creek Tattered Cover, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Garrels will sign Naked in Baghdad. Wed., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

magic Magic You Can Sink Your Teeth Into! Pizza Madness, 509 Main St., Canon City. Free. Come for the food and then sink your teeth into Marty McDowell's special brand of Comedy Magic every Friday night, 6-8 p.m. For more, call 719-276-3088.

music The Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th & Curtis. Sun., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. 303/292-6700.

recreation and learning Corn Maze, Chatfield Nature Preserve, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. Also maze for children. Crafts, food, barrel rides. $5-$8. Fri. 4 -10 p.m.; Sat; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. noon to 8 p.m., through Oct. 31. For more, call 303/973-3705.

Saturday Mornings at the Zoo, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. $10 plus $1 materials fee. Children 7-11 years old, will sketch, paint, print, and make collages of wildlife from around the world. Live animals including a hedgehog, lizard, turtle and armadillo will be used as models. Every Sat., Oct. 25 through Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is necessary; call 719/561-1452 ext. 100.

Pueblo Holistic Health & Psychic Fair, Pueblo Community College, College Center, 900 W. Orman Ave., Pueblo. $4. Authors, holistic health workers, metaphysical merchandise, psychic and intuitive readings, Native American flute makers, workshops and presentations. Sat., Nov. 1 - Sun., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more, call 719.547.4883.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Autumn Saunter With Poet Ruth Obee, Sun., Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Nature Writing Workshop, Sat., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mid-Autumn Hike, Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m. For registration and information, call 719/485-4444.

special events Lunch with Kathleen Turner, Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., Denver. $100. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountain's Teens for Tomorrow program. Fri., Dec. 5, 11:30 to 1 p.m. Reservations at 303/813-7704 or

theater Almost Heaven, a tribute to John Denver, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver. $16-$43. Oct. 23-Nov. 30. Tickets at 800/641-1222.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Theatre on Broadway, 13 S. Broadway, Denver. Every Fri. and Sat. through Nov., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 303/777-3292 or visit .

Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. 18-member company interprets the precision and grace of an art form honed by years of training and discipline - Chinese acrobatics. $27-$35. Thurs., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 303/987-7845.

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