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Local museum exhibits work of Curtis

The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents "The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis" photography exhibit through June 2002. Photo Express House sponsors the event. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 879-2214 for more information.

Wild Horse presents work by Albracht

The Wild Horse Gallery presents a Gregg Albracht exhibit through Sunday at the gallery in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Albracht is a photographer specializing in black and white images of western land, animals and people. Call 879-7660 or visit www.wildhorsegallery.com for more information.

Horsing around seminar set for Wednesday

Yampatika and Partners in Interpretation present a Wee Naturalists schedule for the winter. A "Horsing Around" seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Yampatika on 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue to learn how to care for horses as well as ride them. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Yampatika Educational Partnership presents a winter schedule:

Saturdays:

Karen's Winter Explorations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday beginning Dec. 8 with a cross-country and/or snowshoe tour in the Yampa Valley. Reservations required and fee charged. Call for reservations and more information.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the top of Why Not ski run.

Monday through Saturday:

Family winter activity backpacks at Yampatika. Go to store to check out what's available.

Tuesdays:

Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour (moderate) from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:

Rabbit Ears Backcountry Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration and reservations required.

Thursdays:

Uranium Mine Road Snowshoe Tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Western stock show coming to Denver

The Mile High City presents the 96th annual National Western Stock Show and Rodeo Jan. 12-27 at the National Western Complex in Denver. The event features a stock show, an equestrian show, a rodeo with bull riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding, a Wild West show and a Mexican rodeo. Call (888) 551-5004 or visit www.nationalwestern.com for tickets.

Film festival in Boulder later this month

The Moondance International Film Festival is Jan. 24-27 at the Mission House and Community House in Chautauqua Park in Boulder, featuring independent feature, short, documentary and animation films. Screenings begin at 1 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance at the Mission House and at the screening venue door. Screenings will also be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts and from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Hotel Boulderado in the Spruce Room. Tickets are $7 a screening. Preregistration and tickets are available online at the Web site www.moondancefilmfestival.com.

The Moondance International Film Festival's objective is to encourage writers and independent film-makers and to promote the best work in any genre, including feature films, animation, documentaries, short films, screenplays, television scripts, music videos, stage plays and short stories. Moondance encourages and promotes nonviolent conflict resolution in the arts and film.

Art museum features many fine works

The Denver Art Museum

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists On the Connecticut Shore exhibit through Jan. 20. The exhibit features more than 50 oils, watercolors, pastels and prints detailing the inspiring people and settings of the Connecticut shoreline during the early 20th century.

Treasures from the Harmsen Western Art Collection is on display through April 21. Dorothy and William Harmsen donated their collection to the museum.

Cultural Coatings: Coats from Different Cultures exhibit is now through June 16. The collection of 20 garments from Europe, Asia and America offer a glimpse into the wearer's ethnicity, profession, social rank or religious beliefs.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 9 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (888) 903-0278 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org to get ticket prices and more information.

Entries sought for 8th annual poetry contest

Entries now are being accepted for the eighth annual Colorado Prize for Poetry with a cash value prize of $2,000 and publication by the Center for Literary Publishing for a book-length collection of poems. Deadline for the competition is Jan. 14 and a reading fee of $25 is required, which also includes a subscription to Colorado Review. The winner will be announced in May. There is no minimum or maximum page count but entries typically are between 40 and 100 pages. Work must be securely bound and will not be returned. Call (970) 491-5449 or visit www.coloradoreview.com for further guidelines and information

Foothills hosts Fiesta! Mexican art celebration

Foothills Arts Center hosts Fiesta! The Art of Mexican Celebration through Jan. 13. The exhibit presents traditional Mexican art and culture and contemporary Chicano, or Mexican-American, artistic expression. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 809 15th Street in Golden. Admission is free. Call 303-279-3922 for more information.

'Guys & Dolls' presented in Grand Junction

The Cabaret Dinner Theater presents the classic American musical "Guys and Dolls" at the Cabaret Dinner Theater, 701 Main St., Grand Junction. Directed by Kirk McConnell, performances run through Jan. 20. The house opens at 5:45 p.m., show is at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday evening show begins at 6:30 p.m., house doors open at 4:45 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $33.50. Call (970) 255-0999 for reservations.

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