Family-friendly Earth Day Events & “To the Arctic” in 3D
Saturday. Celebrate Earth Day a day early with a brand-new event or an old favorite. In Boulder, the Children’s Peace Garden presents its first-ever Earth Day party. Aimed at youngsters ages 4 to 10, the fest features hands-on garden activities, live music, food, art projects and a kids’ fun run and obstacle course. Also on Saturday, Evergreen hosts the 23rd annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair—head to the hills for green ideas from federal and local agencies and businesses, plus animal demonstrations, kids’ activities, food and more. Children’s Peace Garden Earth Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder. growinggardens.org. Mountain Area Earth Day Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Evergreen Lake House, 29614 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen. Free shuttle parking at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen. evergreenaudubon.org. Admission to both events is free.
Through April 29. The drama of King Arthur’s court takes the stage in Performance Now’s production of “Camelot” at the Lakewood Cultural Center. The Tony Award-winning show sets the Arthurian legend to music, complete with romance, swordplay, sorcery and the Knights of the Round Table. Expect to hear plenty of now-classic Broadway tunes, including “Camelot,” “The Lusty Month of May” and “If Ever I Would Leave You.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy.; 303-987-7845. Tickets are $25 for adults; discounts are available for children, seniors and students. To buy tickets in advance, call or visit lakewood.org/culturalcenter.
Kathleen St. John
Editor’s Note: On Friday, April 20, 2012 the Arctic will come to Denver. Or rather, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
To the Arctic 3D takes you on a never before seen journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive and thrive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
The cinematography of one of the most remote and beautiful places in the world is spell-bounding. Global implications of the rapidly-disappearing ice sheet are woven throughout the storyline.
The film is rated G and has a run time of 40 minutes. Though there were younger children in the audience, it is most suited for ages 5 and up. Overly sensitive kids might be too disturbed by a suspenseful polar bear chase scene.
Beginning Friday, April 20, To The Arctic 3D will play daily in Phipps IMAX Theater at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. with additional shows at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Go here for ticket pricing.