For the second year in a row the Greenwood Village Cultural Arts Program has partnered with Arapahoe Libraries to present the "Village Read". The idea encourages adults of all ages to read one book and participate in thought-provoking discussions and activities derived from the chosen book. The goals of the program are to encourage leisure reading, create community conversations and bring the community together through literature. This year the group has chosen the book "West Plains" by Colorado author David Hicks. In "West Plains", Flynn Hawkins is a graduate assistant at a prestigious university, on his way to greatness and wisdom. But in the aftermath of 9/11, Flynn leaves his unhappy marriage and beloved children, resigns his teaching position, and heads west, only to get lost in his guilt and in the mountains of Colorado. When he ends up stuck overnight in a snow drift during a blizzard on the Continental Divide, he realizes he needs to remake himself into the kind of man his children need him to be. With wit and insight, David Hicks turns a compassionate but unblinking eye on what it means to be human—to be lost while putting yourself back together again, to be cowardly while being brave, to fail and fail again on the way to something that might be success.
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Free Concert in Curtis Park
When: August 4th 6pm
Where: Curtis Park
Join us for this annual outdoor concert with the Colorado Honor Band and the Colorado Wind Ensemble. Bring a picnic blanket and invite your friends as strings and horns fill the air in Curtis Park. Both bands will perform selections from their 2018 repertoire and then perform together. Expect and appearance from guest conductor, Mayor Ron Rakowsky.
Public Art in Westlands Park
If you have taken the trail around Westlands Park lately you may have noticed some new, artistic additions. Eight, new works of public art were recently installed throughout the park, two works by Collin Parson and six works by Charles Parson. This is the first time the father/son team have shown their outdoor works together. The works will be on display through August 2018. Click for more information.