October 2022

Nov. 4 –  5: ANNUAL GEORGE WASHINGTON SYMPOSIUM An enlightening look at the cartographic revolution that took place during the eighteenth century.  They will also examine how and why maps became vital political, economic, and  social tools in the Revolutionary era. Virtual: Watch in real-time or through December 5 (30 days after the event) Call 703-780-2000 for more information. Mount Vernon is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, a private non-profit organization. The event is located at the Fred W. Smith National Library. As a young surveyor in the mid-eighteenth century, George Washington participated in a cartographic revolution. Newly accessible across social classes, maps became a critical tool for eighteenth-century North Americans to envision their place in the world and their relationships to each other. Surveyors like Washington used ink and paper to trace the course of rivers and the boundaries of land grants; French officers like Lafayette’s aide-de-camp and mapmaker Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy depicted major battles of the War for Independence; and cartographers like Thomas Jefferys engraved and published maps that featured prominently in homes and councils of war alike.


NOV. 5: OLD CROWS’ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW, 12-3 p.m. (First Saturday of Every Month) 10081 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton. Get estimates on your favorite treasures. Talk to experts about your antiques, art, vintage and collectibles. Limit 1 item per person. Call 303-973-8648 for more info.


NOV. 12: LITTLETON CAR SHOW 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting, at Old Crows Antique Mall, 10081 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton. Featuring vintage and collectible vehicles.  Last month there were over 70 vehicles. An event that is fun for the whole family. Call 303-973-8648 for more info.


NOV. 19-21: COLORADO BALLOON FESTIVAL Yuma Balloon Festival, Sat., Nov. 19 through Monday Nov. 21


NOV. 21-28: THANKSGIVING WEEK HOLIDAY CELEBRATION at Old Crows Antique Mall and Root Beer Bar, 10081 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton, Colorado. 15% Storewide Discount, Join Old Crows for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and support over 300 small businesses. Call 303-973-8648 for more information.


NOV. 25-27: HOMESTEAD ANTIQUES SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE, 6530 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 130, Arvada, Colorado, treats and extended hours. Call 720-484-3644 for more information.


Upcoming Shows

DEC. 3 & 4 and 10 & 11: CHRISTMAS MARKET first two weekends in Georgetown. At the Hotel de Paris there will be self-guided tours as part of these Christmas festivities. See Hotel de Paris Museum decked in festive Victorian-style decorations. Self-guided tours run continuously from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Allow 30 minutes. ADA accessible on first story. Visits to second story require the use of stairs. For your comfort in our high altitude, we encourage the consumption of bottled water and the use of pocket-sized oxygen canisters. Photography allowed. Locals know holiday photos are special in front of our themed Christmas trees. Call Kevin Kuharic, Executive Director of the Hotel de Paris     Museum at 303-569-2311, office line: 303-569-1034 for more information.


JAN. 20 & 21: DENVER POSTCARD & PAPER SHOW, Friday 11-6, Saturday 9:30 to 4. at the Holiday Inn Lakewood, 7390 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood, Colorado, $5 admission – good for both days. More info, or


APR. 8: TIMBER DAN SPRING TOY SHOW Antiques and Collectibles, Saturday,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m., First National Bank Exhibition Bldg., Larimer Country     Fairgrounds, The Ranch, Exit 259 off I-25, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO, Thousands of collectibles, vintage and antique toys on display and for sale, Kids of all Ages, more info, call Loveland Lyons Club, Sherlyn Sampson, 970-663-9392 or email her at or visit website at or Facebook at Loveland Lions Clubs/events.


MAY 26 & 27: DENVER POSTCARD & PAPER SHOW, Friday 11-6, Saturday 9:30 to 4. at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, $5 admission – good for both days. More info, or camobley@ ephemeranet. com.


JULY 14 & 15: DENVER POSTCARD & PAPER SHOW, Friday 11-6, Saturday 9:30 to 4.  at the Holiday Inn Lakewood, 7390 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood, Colorado, $5 admission – good for both days. More info, or camobley@ephemeranet. com.




Calendar Listing Information Shows, Auctions, Estate Sales and Event Calendar listings are FREE with your display ad. Club News and Museum News also welcome.

Promoters: send us your calendar information. We will publish it free (and in bold-face type) with your display ad. Otherwise the cost is $35 per issue. Calendar entries are published on a three-month basis (month or show and two months previous). So send in your info as soon as possible. It’s never to early. Stories and features about shows are provided free with your display ad. Dates of Show: City, State: Name of Show or Event: Hours: Other info: Phone: Send information about advertising. For more information call 303-674-1253. Mail information and check to: Spree Enterprises, Inc. P.O. Box 1003 Bailey, CO 80421-1003 Deadline: The 20th of the month before the next issue.