This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Tuesday, January 6You grownups aren't the only ones who've been snarfing too much of Grandma's special Christmas fudge. Take a good look at your kids, the ones who wasted their vacations glued to their Xboxes, TVs and multiple screenings of Return of the King. Aren't they looking just a tad chubby? South Suburban Parks and Recreation invites all youngsters in grades one through six to deflate the fun way, with Kids Fitness Zone after-school activities and games, from 4:15 to 4:55 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 South University Boulevard in Littleton. Fees are $25 to $43 monthly (depending on residency status); call 303-483-7079 or log on to for details.

Wednesday, January 7Of all the works created by nineteenth-century French impressionist Edgar Degas, his images of dancers are perhaps his best-known and -loved. The artist frequented the ballet studios and backstage environs of Paris, capturing dance students and prima ballerinas in moments both intimate and public. That artistic relationship is the subject of a new Great Performances segment on PBS. "Degas and the Dance" combines images from a comprehensive exhibit of the same name, organized jointly by the American Federation of the Arts, the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with dance performances re-created at the Palais Garnier opera house and the artist's studio. The world of Degas springs to life tonight at 7 p.m. on KRMA-TV/Channel Six.

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