Arvada Center for the Arts and Humantities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7272. Free. Joseph H. McGinnis and Peter Lutgen's Selected Works runs through May 30; Summer camps, including archaeology, dance, drama, language, music, visual arts and more., .
Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main, Florence, 719/784-1339. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southern Colorado artists will feature unique sculpture and outdoor wares. Show runs through June 15.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, through May 23; A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821, Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado, Changing Seasons: Coverlets from the Museum's Collection, May 22 through October 17. Tickets on sale at the Museum and on-line at
www.denverartmuseum.org . Also the Just for Fun Family Center is available Saturdays and Sundays; Family Backpacks program from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$15. IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure runs through Dec. Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West through Summer 2004. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Call 800/925-2250 for more.
Louisville Art Association Call for Entries, for Thirteenth Annual National/Regional Juried Photography Show to be held June 26-July 4. Entry deadline for actual work entries, Fri., June 18. For more, call 303/466-7438.
Museum of Colorado Prisons Seeks Volunteers, 201 N. First St., Canon City. Need docents, artifact and collections volunteers and more. Contact 719-269-3015.
Pastel Society of Colorado Springs Members Show, Evergreen Arts Center, 32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. 303/322-9483 or 303/838-2890. Tue. through Sun. Noon-5 p.m. Pastel paintings from over 100 of Colorado's top pastelists. May 21-June 19; reception May 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Members' Art Show, CHAC Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. 303/571-0440. Fridays, 7-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Featuring photographs, oil and acrylic paintings and paper mach. Opens May 21 and runs through May 29. For more call 303/412-1849.
Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Free. Presenting "Preserve the Magic of Art," a Friends of Red Rocks Art Exhibit. Weekends only. Sat., April 24-Sun., May 23. Sat. 11-3; Sun. 1-5. Call 303/279-3922 for more.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit through June 13, Jewels of the Insect World Display through June 20. Summer Camps in Denver, June, July and August 9 a.m. to noon. To register call 720/488-3344.
literary events Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. 303/322-7727. Free. Award-winning Colorado author Kent Haruf will read from and sign Eventide. Thurs., May 20, 7:30 p.m. National Book Award-winning author Ron Chernow will discuss and sign Alexander Hamilton, Fri., May 21, 7:30 p.m. Call 212-366-2846. James Frey will discuss and sign A Million Little Pieces, Sat., May 22, 7:30 p.m. For more call 212/572-2882.
music The Kingston Trio Concert, Gold Rush Palladium, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $20-$29. For 2004 Summer Concert Series: Legends Live Under the Stars. Sun., June 20, 5 p.m. For more call 866-468-7621.
recreation and learning The Tesoro Foundation's Lecture Series at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, 303/839-1671. $25-$50. Fri., May 28, Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent- Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and White Men. Call 303/697-282 for reservations.
Mueller State Park Whose Clues Hike, Lost Pond Trailhead, 21045 Hwy. 67 S., Divide. Free with daily or annual pass. Children learn to determine which animals have been present. Sat., May 22, 10 a.m. Call 687-2366 ext.
Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Nature writing workshop, writing about nature using poetry, journaling, field sketching, prose, and articles. Workshop by Mary Jean Porter and Dave Van Manen. Sat., May 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Also Squirrel Creek Loop Hike, Sun., May 16, 10:30 a.m. McIntyre Hills Hike, Sat., May 29, 8 a.m. $3. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
Devil's Gate Poker Run, Kermitt's Restaurant, Exit 244 off I-70, Idaho Springs. $20/single;$30/couple. Motorcycle tour of Clear Creek County. Sun., May 29, 10 a.m. For more call 720/641-5137.
Downed Bikers Kick Off Run, Castle Rock Bar & Grill, 302 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Members/free; $10/rider; $5/passenger. Blind poker run sponsored by Colorado Springs Chapter of Downed Bikers. Sun., May 16, 10 a.m. For more call 559-7264.
Volunteers needed for Signal Butte Trail restoration near Divide, Sat., June 2 and Sat., June 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 800/420-9110 or visit http://uppersouthplatte.net.
special events Veterans Entrepreneurial Training Program, Regis University-Denver. Hosted by The Veterans Corporation, a congressionally-funded non-profit organization to help veterans and current members of active duty military start and expand small businesses. May 15. Call 303/200-9698 for more.
Indian Market and Powwow, The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison. $3-$6. Sponsored by The Tesoro Foundation; featuring powwow competition, award-winning artists and more. Sat., May 15, and Sun., May 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers also needed for this event. For more call 303/839-1671.
ALS Candlelight Vigil at Colorado State Capitol, Denver, May 16. Also new volunteers needed to assist in Rocky Mountain Chapter of ALS. Ceremonial Candles of Hope may be purchased for $25. To volunteer or purchase candles call 303/772-1211.
Colorado Capital Conference, $109-$149/$60 half day. Offering entrepreneurial workshops about topics related to funding and growing businesses. Thurs., May 20, 7:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 303/831-4174 for more.
Intensive Journal Workshop, United Methodist Church, 4th and "D" St., Salida. $125-$195. Facilitated by Dr. Annette Covatta. Fri. May 21, 7 p.m. through Mon., May 24. For details call 719/395-9172.
Arthritis Walk in Loveland, Castle Rock and Westminster. Loveland at Lake Loveland; Castle Rock at Douglas County High School; Westminster at Butterfly Pavilion. Sat., May 22, 8 a.m. Registration hotline is 800/960-7682 or visit
Colorado Dark Arts Festival, held simultaneously at: The Church, 1160 Lincoln St., Denver; Rock Island, 1614 15th St., Denver; Caf @ Netherworld, 1278 Pennsylvania, Denver. $5. Featuring bands, artists, films, fashion shows and more. Sun., May 30, noon-1:30 a.m. (under 21 noon-9 p.m.) For more call 303/589-8188.
Denver Botanic Garden Free Days, 1005 York St., Denver. Mon., May 17. Performance by harpist, 11 a.m.; Celtic musician Jerry Barlow, 5-6 p.m.; Last Note Singers, 7-8 p.m. For more call 720/865-3500.
theater Boys Next Door Auditions for Westminster Spotlight Theater, at College Hills Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave., Denver. May 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Appointment only. Call 303/668-7578.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Douglas County High School Auditorium, 2842 Front Street, Castle Rock. $8-$12. Presented by Castle Rock Players. May 28-June 6. All seating is reserved. Call 303/814-7740.
The Thief of Frisco, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $6.50-$13. Performances run June 19 through Sept. 5. Wed. and Thurs., 2 and 8 p.m., Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. For more call 719/689-6402.
Pride Goeth Before a Pratfall: The Joys & Perils of Always Being Right, The Stage Theater, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th and Curtis, Denver. $20. Sun., May 16, 2 and 7 p.m. For more call303/494-0523.
Alarms and Excursions, Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince St., Boulder. 303/774-4037. $18-$20. A new comedy by Michael Frayn, directed by Howard Lester. Fri., April 16 through Sat., June 19. Thur/Fri/Sat at 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m.