Celebrate traditional Latin American culture during Día del Niño (Day of the Children) on Sunday, April 30. This year, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Byers-Evans House Museum will offer FREE general admission on Sunday. The Denver Public Library Central Branch is also participating. In addition to free entry, here is a list of scheduled activities: [Read more…] about Local Museums Celebrate Dia del Niño with Free Entry and Entertainment
For the fifth year, the good folks at Summit Family Dentistry are devoting a day to providing FREE dental care for anyone in the community. Dentistry From The Heart is Saturday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients must be 18 years or older and can receive a complete cleaning, tooth extraction or dental filling for FREE. All services are first come first serve (no appointments taken) and we’re told in the past a line has sometimes formed the evening before, so if you don’t plan to camp out on Friday, arrive as early as possible on Saturday. Dress appropriately for the weather and even bring a chair and blanket. The clinic expects upwards of 150 patients. In addition to their choice of three free dental services, patients will have a little extra fun while they wait with special prize giveaways from local businesses throughout the day. 12999 W. Bowles Dr., Littleton.
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE events around Denver. Check back often, as the list is updated daily. Looking for FREE and low-cost things to do? You’ll find more listings on our Mile High Events Calendar, which you can view by day or by month. If you don’t already, keep up with the latest deals, discounts and freebies by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on each link for details, as some events may require registration. Here’s what’s happening this week: [Read more…] about Free Things To Do This Week Around Denver
Did you ever notice that little kids seem to have more fun with the box and paper than the actual gift you spent months looking for? Now budding architects have permission to take a box and turn it into a building as part of Box City 2017. The FREE event for children (grades K-5) promotes an understanding of urban design by combining art, design, architecture, urban planning, engineering, creativity and construction into one fun, educational experience.
It’s set for Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building. This is a fantastic event that is fun for both the participants and their parent/guardians. The event is also part of Doors Open Denver and is worth checking out, even if you don’t have any kids who want to build. [Read more…] about Kids Can Build Their Own Town During ‘Box City’ 2017
Learn how easy it is to make your own compost by signing up for a FREE hands-on composting class. Compost is a crumbly, nutrient rich soil amendment that is great for your plants, lawns and gardens. In partnership with Denver Recycles, Denver Urban Gardens offers free classes in composting typically on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through October. [Read more…] about Learn to Compost for Free
Kids of all ages can check out the world of Scouting at the annual Scout Show on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Western Complex. The Scout Show is an opportunity for young and old alike to see what Scouting is all about as Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops showcase what Scouting has to offer. There will be more than 260 booths to visit, each offering an activity, a game or a “hands-on” experience.
You can climb to the roof of the arena, cross a rope bridge, catch a trout, try camp cooking, paddle a canoe, give blood or just hang and enjoy the entertainment. A number of local businesses host booths with food, drinks and items for sale. Entry is $5 per family and includes special offers and discounts from supporting businesses worth more than $100. All Scouts (yes, Girl Scouts too) that are in uniform are admitted FREE.
Bored on a budget? You’ve come to the right place! Mile High On The Cheap is the answer for Coloradans wanting to live large for less. Fortunately, our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, concerts, festivals, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. And we’ve done the work for you! Keep up with the latest deals, discounts and FREE events in the Denver/Boulder area by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. (If you know of any upcoming weekend events, send them to email@example.com.) Be sure to check out our constantly-updated list of upcoming Mile High events, which you can view by day or by month. Here are our top picks for FREE and cheap things to do this weekend: [Read more…] about Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
Know the best way to get a child to read? Give them their very own book, with the hope they will become passionate bookworms. One Book 4 Colorado does just that by providing a FREE book to preschoolers. Any four-year-old in the state can pick up his or her own copy of “Mouse Mess” by Linnea Riley in English or Spanish.
Again this year, 75,000 copies of the book will be available through May 1 at public and military libraries, as well as Denver Preschool Program classrooms. For a full list of pick-up locations, click here. Reading at a young age helps with so many skills, including vocabulary, spelling and writing. Reading rules!
Online ticketing for Doors Open Denver Insider Tours has begun. Doors Open Denver is an annual weekend, this year April 29 & 30, showcasing nearly 70 of Denver’s most interesting and unique sites of all sorts. The list includes residential, commercial and religious buildings; behind-the-scenes tours of theaters and museums, and even a hotel, fire stations, schools and other notable sites. While visitors can create and follow a FREE self-guided itinerary, 51 Insider Tours are led by expert guides including architects, landscape designers, historians and urban enthusiasts. This year’s tours include a look at Denver’s Iconic Hotel Bars, the ART Hotel, Crawford Hill Mansion, the Office of Mayor Michael Hancock, Mayan Theater, Westin DIA Hotel and Lowry Hangar 2. Tickets cost $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. You can purchase tickets here.
Add this one to your “definitely worth the drive” list. Greeley’s Centennial Village Museum opens its season with Baby Animal Days from Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 30. Learn about and visit with the museum’s resident baby animals including a calf, baby pigs, lambs, chicks, ducks, goats and rabbits between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Admission is just $3 per person for those ages 3 and older and includes pony rides for small children on the weekends, weather permitting. 1475 A St., Greeley.
Connecting with the natural world is easy in Colorado. All you have to do is head east to the plains or west into the mountains. FREE programs take place in a variety of Jefferson County Open Space parks, including Lookout Mountain Nature Center (LMNC) and the Hiwan Homestead Museum, throughout the year. The Center offers a variety of nature programs with topics that explore the diversity and richness of the foothills. Discover wildlife, plants, geology, astronomy and more. [Read more…] about JeffCo Open Space Offers Free, Fun Nature & History Programs
See some of the latest kid-friendly films for FREE during Saturday Movie Time at the Arvada Library. Not only will the kiddos enjoy family-friendly flicks, but there’s FREE popcorn, too! Screenings run from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s the line-up: Saturday, April 15 — Moana, Saturday, June 10 — Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Saturday, June 24 — Sing and Saturday, July 22 — Monster Trucks. 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada.
Arts Brookfield puts the lobby in its building at 1801 California to good use during April with a series of four FREE lunchtime concerts. Lunchtime Listening: Friends of Chamber Music takes place every Tuesday this month from noon to 1 p.m. On tap to perform: April 4 – Yuanmiao Li and Quanshuai Li, violin duo. April 11 – Altius Quartet. April 18 – Trio Thessalia. April 25 – Avium Quartet. After your midday musical break, explore the current exhibition, “Shelter of Desire,” a collection of paintings by artist Xi Zhang.
Unless someone on the block has backyard chickens, city and suburban youngsters don’t have many opportunities to see farm animals. Make a point of visiting some this spring, when all those cute babies are around. One nearby option for parents to bring their little ones to see the little animals is at CALF’s Lowell Ranch in Castle Rock. See lambs, piglets, chicks, calves and kid goats on the Farm Baby Tour (by reservation only, make them here) on Saturdays in April and May (except May 13 & 27) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours run about 90 minutes. Visit livestock, feed chickens and take lots of cute photos. Cost is $5 per person, age 2 and older. The non-profit ranch is part of Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF). Click here for directions. 2330 I-25, Castle Rock, 303-688-1026.
Peter is afraid of everything, and when you’re afraid of your own shadow, a wolf can be terrifying! While Peter learns you can’t be brave if you are not afraid, the only question is: How brave will Peter be? Find out while while watching the play Peter and the Wolf at Miners Alley Playhouse (part of their Youth Education Theatre program) with performances every Saturday at 1 p.m. from April 1 to 29, with additional performances on April 22 & 29 at 11 a.m. During this production designed for children (ages 12 and younger), the audience becomes part of the story. Tickets are $10 and available online or by calling 303-935-3044. 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.