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March 11, 2015

Associated Press Colorado Daybook

March 11

11:30 a.m. — Gov. John Hickenlooper receives the 2015 National Award for State Arts Leadership from Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors during the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts annual Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon.

Location: Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Contact: Meredith Badler, 303-282-5135, mbadler@cbca.org

March 14

7 a.m. — Amtrak and Winter Park Resort will operate a Winter Park Express excursion train in celebration of the resort’s 75th anniversary. The train will leave Union Station at 7 a.m. and arrive at the resort at 9 a.m.

Contact: Marc Magliari, 312 544-5390, MediaRelationsChicago@Amtrak.com; Steve Hurlbert, 970-726-1573, SHurlbert@WinterParkResort.com

9:30 a.m. — The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin near Union Station, travel to Blake, march east on Blake ending at 27th Street. The theme “Emerald Mile” is a tribute to Colorado’s Irish heritage.

Location: Downtown Denver

Contact: Kimberly Moran-Blad, 818-694-3103 or press@dspdp.com

1 p.m. — More than 250 top student spellers from Colorado elementary and middle schools will compete in the 75th Annual Colorado State Spelling Bee. The winner will advance to compete for a $30,000 cash prize in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May.

Location: University of Denver’s Sturm Hall

Contact: Stacy Schafer, spokeswoman for the Denver Post Community Foundation, 303-954-2972 (office) or 303-915-1609 (cell); email: sschafer@denverpost.com

March 27

Deadline for Colorado to respond to a lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma asking the Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana. The two neighboring states allege they are being overrun with Colorado marijuana that is making it harder for them to enforce their own drug laws.

April 1

7 p.m. — Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will discuss “Violent Extremism and U.S. Response” at an event sponsored by the Counterterrorism Education and Learning Lab and The Denver Post. Ed Henry, Fox News senior White House correspondent, will be moderator.

Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver

Contact: 303-844-4000 ext. 14

April 10

5 p.m. — Deadline to RSVP to cover the governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program on April 16 honoring Eva Mozes Kor, an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor who, along with her twin sister, was subjected to genetic experiments.

Contact: www.2015GHRP.eventbrite.com or 303-830-7177 ext. 217

April 16

6 p.m. — The Anti-Defamation League and the governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program will honor Eva Mozes Kor, an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor who, along with her twin sister, was subjected to genetic experiments. Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to speak.

Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St., Denver

Contact: Sue Parker Gerson, 303-830-7177 ext. 217

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