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  • FAST (Fun Activities & Skills Training) Kicks Off the Year with Family Movie Night Friday #BlindYouth

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    Movie and Pizza for our first FAST Friday!
    That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Even better is that we’ll be watching an audio-described version of the all-time favorite, “Toy Story.” It’s Martin’s favorite movie!

    Audio description provides information to blind and visually impaired viewers that would otherwise be inaccessible to them – short descriptions of on-screen scenes, action, gestures and facial expressions slipped in during gaps in the dialogue.

    What:

     

    Toy Story and Pizza

     

    When:

     

    Friday, September 21, 5:30 p.m.
    Where:

     

    Colorado Center for the Blind
    2233 W. Shepperd Ave.
    Littleton, CO 80120

     

    How:

     

    Please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda so we’ll know how many pizzas to order:
    303-778-1130, x223
    email: mbecerra@cocenter.org
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  • Reminder: FAST Friday Fast Approaching!

    Do You Dream in Color? Poster

    Do You Dream in Color? PosterMarch 9 will be Movie Night And our next FAST Friday at the Colorado Center for the Blind – our monthly activity for blind youth and their families. We’ll kick the evening off with pizza, then watch the documentary film, “Do You Dream in Color?” It follows four California high school students who are blind as they strive to follow their dreams. 1 hr 14 min with audio description. Popcorn provided. Discussion will follow.

    Watch the trailer for “Do You Dream in Color?”

    April 13 will be Contact theAstronomy
    Constellations! we’ll have Arapahoe Community College Astronomy Instructor Jennifer Jones and her students work with us to understand the night sky, stars, constellations and everything!… Read the rest “Reminder: FAST Friday Fast Approaching!”

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  • Seniors Attend Audio-described Production of “Mama Mia”

    Seniors around a long table, laughing and talking with food

    Seniors around a long table, laughing and talking with food

    Here’s a pic of some of our seniors at Chili’s last Saturday, after attending the audio-described performance of “Mama Mia” at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The Seniors used it as a fund-raiser, raising over $200. They keep a small donation fund going to help out with the expenses of various Senior activities for those who may come up short – things like bowling or movies. The money raised will go into that pot.

    For the audio-described performances, blind and theater-goers check out a small FM receiver and headphones over which they receive the live audio description of action on the stage.… Read the rest “Seniors Attend Audio-described Production of “Mama Mia””

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  • Summer Students Spoof Their Summer Counselors

    Unheard of, we know. But our 2016 summer students gained so much confidence they decided to spoof their summer counselors and Brent in an imagined staff meeting. Shockingly accurate …

    https://youtu.be/VYMA8RXTOvo

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  • A Holiday Gift from the 2016 CCB Choir

    This year our CCB Choir formed itself in about a week under the direction of student Julie McGinnity, then went caroling at the Littleton Light Rail Station, outside Romancing the Bean Coffee shop. The next day they gave a performance at the Seniors’ Holiday Party. Mostly students, but with a couple of staff voices as well, they did a lovely job, On their behalf, and indeed from all the students and staff at CCB – here’s a holiday gift!

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  • Not Exactly Winding the Year Down

    A group of CCB students pose around a cart with six large trays of goodies to give out

    A group of CCB students pose around a cart with six large trays of goodies to give out
    We’re in our final week – final days, really – of the 2016 year at the Colorado Center for the Blind. It’s not exactly like winding down, but more like an all-cylinders-open surge for the finish line.

    Alejandro went on a support drop yesterday, and is cooking a big meal tomorrow. Ryan served his mini-meal – fifteen people and French onion soup – while down in the gym another class punched, kicked and potato-tossed each other on their way to earning their orange belts in Karate from Karate Denver. We also delivered holiday cookies and other holiday treats to Littleton police, fire and planning personnel, as well as to the shopping assistants at the Neighborhood Wal-Mart.… Read the rest “Not Exactly Winding the Year Down”

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  • CCB & ACC Partner to Bring Acclaimed New Orleans Musician Henry Butler to Littleton

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    Henry Butler performance

    Date and Time: Thursday, 02/18/2016 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    Location: Littleton Campus – Waring Theatre (M2900)

    Arapahoe Community College and the Colorado Center for the Blind will welcome acclaimed musician Henry Butler to the ACC Littleton campus on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Waring Theatre.

    Henry ButlerThe evening will begin with a “meet the artist” session from 6:30 – 7:10 p.m., followed by Butler’s performance from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Butler will tour the Colorado Center for the Blind earlier in the day.

    Considered the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition, Butler is a ten-time Pinetop Perkins (formerly W.… Read the rest “CCB & ACC Partner to Bring Acclaimed New Orleans Musician Henry Butler to Littleton”

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  • A Little More About Cafe Americana

    (Mosaic, our 2014 fund-raising event, will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 5 here at the Center. We’re especially excited out our main musical guests, Café Americana, and we want you to be excited too! Here’s a bit more about them, and don’t forget to buy your tickets using the link on this page!)

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    We’ve captured a few strays from the Denver area acoustic roots band Stray Dog: Eric Woods, Zac Cottrell & Anne and Joe Rigley. From numerous original songs, acoustic interpretations of classic rock tunes, 1940’s jazz standards, all the way to bluegrass and blues, they put their own mark on a broad, eclectic mix of music.

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