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Broomfield Out and About: Oktobeerfest is upon us

A look at what's happening in Broomfield
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September 22 

2022 Heart of Broomfield Awards 

Now in its 22nd year, the Heart of Broomfield Awards recognize people who have demonstrated community impact and dedicated service.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., program starts at 7 p.m. at The Establishment at Bradburn Village. Tickets are $85 per person, $160 per couple, $50 for youth under 21 years old. 

September 23

Oktobeerfest

Lutheran Church of Hope, 1305 W. 10th Ave.

Sept. 23 5-9 p.m.

Sept. 24 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The Lutheran Church of Hope will host its seventh annual Oktobeerfest on Sept. 23-24. The event benefits community outreach ministries and inner-church programs raising tens of thousands to support local causes. 

The public is invited to join to enjoy local craft beers, ciders and seltzers. There will be an array of food to include brats and hot dogs available. Games will be set up for adults and children. Admission is free and game tickets, food and drinks begin at $1. 

September 24 

Maestro Manuel Molina presents “A Night Around The World”

Broomfield Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35 for general admission, $50 for reservation, $100 for VIP tickets

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Manuel Molina brings together some of the world’s most talented musicians for a one-of-a-kind musical performance, "A Night Around the World." Year after year, Molina’s intuitive creativity blends seemingly dissimilar styles into a harmonious celebration of pure musical joy. Local or international — it doesn’t matter! The show blends classical, jazz, Andean, Cuban, Russian and more.

Veterans Museum hosts military intelligence speaker on Saturday

Broomfield Veterans Museum

10 a.m.

This Saturday’s Coffee & Conversation presentation at the Veterans Museum Broomfield features U.S. Army and Vietnam War veteran Doug Nunes.

His talk will center around his service as an undercover Counterintelligence Agent from November 1966 to August 1967. He worked with the South Vietnamese CIA and National Police to gather information about Viet Cong (VC) and North Vietnamese Army (NVA) activities.

The Coffee & Conversation presentation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 24. The Veterans Museum Broomfield is located at 12 Garden Center, on Midway Boulevard about a quarter-mile east of Wadsworth, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-2 and Saturdays from 9 to 3.

For more information, call the museum at (303) 460-6801. Admission is free.

September 28 

Church of the Holy Comforter Blood Drive

Blood Drive

The blood drive will be held at the 

Church of the Holy Comforter, 1700 W. 10th Ave is sponsoring a blood drive on Sept. 28 from 2-6 p.m.

All blood types are needed, most notably Type O Negative.

Call 303-363-2300 or email donors.vitalant.org for an appointment. Walk ins are welcome.

September 30 

Butterfly Ball Colorado 2022

Join us at Butterfly Pavilion’s annual gala supporting global invertebrate conservation. Take a magical stroll through our Monarch Menagerie full of live monarch butterflies and enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction, seated dinner, live auction, and dancing! 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the 1stBank Center. Tickets start at $175 per person.

October 1

Rocky Mountain Brassworks presents Big Screen Spectacular

Broomfield Auditorium

4 p.m.

Join the Rocky Mountain Brassworks as they take you down memory lane in a thrilling autumn tour of some of cinema's greatest hits. From “A Whole New World"

( Aladdin’s theme) to “Phantom of the Opera” to the music from “Frozen”, you and your family will relive your memories of these and many more timeless classics.

October 3

Parlando School of Music Arts presents "Let's Play Music Together"

Broomfield Auditorium

10 a.m.

Families, bring the family to the Broomfield Auditorium on Monday, October 3 at 10 a.m. to enjoy, learn, and experience music as they've never had before. Join Parlando School of Musical Arts teachers and "We Play Music Together" author Visda Carson for this fun interactive program.

October 8

Historic Site Tour

Brunner Farmhouse

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Be part of a fun event celebrating Broomfield’s early history. The Friends of Broomfield History is hosting a tour of local historic sites this fall: “Broomfield from the 1880’s to 1940’s” on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Open Space and Trails staff and volunteers and Broomfield Open Space Foundation members will be at the Metzger Farm Open Space to greet and share information with attendees.

Are you interested in volunteering for this event? The Friends of Broomfield History is looking for wonderful volunteer docents to give a brief history and talking points for assigned sites. Shifts can be for two or four hours. To volunteer or get more information, contact Tour Info at: broomfieldhistory@gmail.com.

Danse Etoile presents Coppélia

4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Broomfield Auditorium

Join Danse Etoile Ballet for our season-opening performance, Coppélia. We will feature excerpts from famous ballets including Coppélia and many more.

October 13 

Embracing Hope, Broomfield FISH’s fall luncheon 

11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lionsgate Event Center. “Through this signature fundraiser, we are gathering together as a community and celebrating all of the good we have created together as neighbors helping neighbors.” Tickets and sponsorships are available online.

Zikr Dance Ensemble presents “Portals”

Broomfield Auditorium

7 p.m.

Experience a dance show like you've never seen before: "Portals" is a visionary work by critically acclaimed choreographer and Zikr Artistic Director David Taylor. "Portals" will explore the hidden realms of dance ritual in other dimensions, all stemming from a mosaic of forms of atonement and transcendence throughout world history.

October 16

Golden Eagle Concert Band presents its Fall Concert

Broomfield Auditorium

2 p.m.

Enjoy great music with the Golden Eagle Concert Band (GECB). GECB is a 60 piece, all-volunteer adult community band, consisting of men and women of all ages and backgrounds. The GECB is active throughout the Denver metropolitan area and Colorado, specializing in American band music from the turn of the 20th century through the 1940s, by composers such as John Phillip Sousa, Karl King, Jerome Kern, George & Ira Gershwin, George M. Cohan, and others of that era.

October 22

Broomfield Music Teacher’s Association presents Marvelous Musicale

Broomfield Auditorium

4 p.m.

It is time to join in the fun; step into the spotlight and share your talent in Broomfield’s longest-running recital series! Sponsored by the Broomfield Music Teachers Association, Marvelous Musicales provides musicians of all ages and abilities an opportunity to perform at the Broomfield Auditorium and play (or be accompanied by) the grandest grand piano in the area.

These events are free and open to the public, though we gratefully accept donations!

October 23

Colorado Chamber Players presents Twilight Zone Strange and Supernatural music of the Baroque

Broomfield Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Come to the Broomfield Auditorium where a delightfully haunted performance awaits, with strange and supernatural music of the Baroque era, by Marin Marais, Antony Holborne, Henry Purcell, Gottweig Archive, and Giuseppe Tartini.

October 29 

A Precious Child’s Annual Gala: Halloween Masquerade

6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Tickets start at $200.

Halloween at the Depot: Storytime and Doggie Costume Contest

Broomfield Depot Museum

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come to the Broomfield Depot Museum and listen to scary stories, enjoy fun crafts, and play spooky games. Plus, this year we have our first annual Doggie Costume Party. Furry friends are invited to show off their costumes and socialize at the first annual Shep’s Doggie Halloween Party and Costume Contest. Awards will be given for the scariest, funniest, and cutest Halloween costume. Please note that Zang’s Spur Park is not fenced-in, so bring leashes.

Broomfield Symphony Orchestra season opener with David Korevaar

Broomfield Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Experience a beautiful night of music at BSO's Season Opener for 2022-2023 featuring Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with international piano soloist David Korevaar.

November 5

Aster Women’s Choir presents “Sacagawea and her Sisters: Honoring Women and Their Journeys”

Broomfield Auditorium

2 p.m.

Come to the Broomfield Auditorium and enjoy Aster’s Fall concert, Sacagawea and her Sisters: Honoring Women and Their Journeys features Broomfield composer Pete Simpson’s cantata “Sacagawea”, the premiere of “Earth Prayers” by Colorado composer Martha Yordy, and a group of Spanish Lullabies with guitar accompaniment and spirituals arranged by Black American Women Composers.

November 30

Legal Consultation for Creatives

Thursday, November 30, Virtual

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is offering a virtual legal clinic so artists and creative professionals can ask legal questions directly to a volunteer attorney. This free opportunity is open to creatives of all kinds across Colorado.