Trumpeter Ron Miles Joins JSO for Special Concert Celebrating Black History Month
The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) will celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 19 with a special concert featuring Denver’s most prominent jazz musician Ron Miles, trumpeter. Miles, who is equally adept at performing classical works as he is at jazz, will perform Grace Mary Williams’ beautiful Trumpet Concerto. This lively program will also include the blues-inspired Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still and the jazz-infused Suite from The River by Duke Ellington.
Miles who is a trumpeter, cornet player, arranger and composer has become an international icon in the world of jazz. His playing style features a unique singing quality and his exceptional talent is accompanied by a humble and generous spirit.  He will perform the Trumpet Concerto by Grace Mary Williams who is recognized as one of the greatest female composers of the 20th century.
The concert will be held at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St. in Golden, CO.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased by visiting Jeffsymphony.org, calling the JSO office at (303) 278-4237 or at the door on the day of the performance. Individual ticket prices are: Adult $25, Senior (62+) $20, Student (11-21yrs old) $10, Child (10yrs old and under) $5.
For more information visit www.jeffsymphony.org, email office@jeffsymphony.org or call 303-278-4237.


It’s Time to Get in Your Zone! with FREE be well Fitness Classes
The Stapleton Foundation’s be well Health and Wellness Initiative will offer a new series of fitness and wellness programming at the be well Centers located at the Martin Luther King, Hiawatha Davis and Central Park recreation centers. be well Center programs and classes are designed with the community’s needs in mind, which means be well offers diverse fitness classes that cater to ages 15 and up and to all fitness levels. Fitness class sessions such as Yoga, Zumba, Cardio Hip Hop, Cardio Kickboxing, and more offer both beginners and veterans an excellent workout in a fun and comfortable environment. In addition, the be well Health and Wellness Initiative routinely delivers various other healthy living opportunities such as heart health screening programs and general wellness workshop classes in an effort to help shift our community’s health for the better.
Almost all be well programs are offered free of charge or at a drastically reduced cost - with no recreation membership required.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.bewellconnect.net or call 303-468-3224. Space is limited.


Entrepreneur Ramon Bargas Encourages Denver Businesses to Sponsor Summer Interns
Denver native and entrepreneur Ramon Bargas will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Work is Success Internship Program (
WISIP) Corporate Sponsorship Breakfast Thursday, March 2 at the Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West, Denver. Bargas is the owner of Planet Laboratories, an Aveda concept hair salon in Cherry Creek, and principal of the RazrGroup. While private businesses often work toward big profits first, Ramon Bargas proves that caring about people and profits are not mutually exclusive. Every year the Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation (CIHAD) provides opportunities for high school students to explore their career interests at a local Denver business.
The
WISIP initiative prepares and places high school youth in 6-10 week summer internships with some of Denver’s top small businesses, corporations, law and medical offices, higher education institutions, and government agencies.
The March 2 breakfast, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. is free.  For more information about the Work is Success Internship Program (www.workissuccess.org), or to RSVP for the breakfast, contact Stephanie Costner at 303-861-5005 x103/scostner@cihadf.org, or Dusty Teng at dteng@cihadf.org. For more information about
CIHAD, visit http://www.cihadf.org.

Boys2Men Host Aviation  Career Workshop
Boys2Men will host a two-day workshop on careers in aviation on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Careers include Air Traffic Controller, Aerospace Engineer, Flight Test Engineer, Aircraft Test Pilot & Project Engineer-Aviation/Aerospace and others. Parents or guardians are required to accompany their son to ground school (9195 E. Mineral Ave, Centennial 80112) to sign waivers, authorizing them to fly. They will be taken up in a plane. On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 participants will depart on a charter bus from The Crowley Foundation, 2065 Uinta St. in Denver at 7 a.m. to Front Range Airport located at 5200 Front Range Pkwy in Watkins, CO. Young men ages 14-18 are encouraged to participate.
For more information or to register, call 720-935-6465.

 


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