Three fitness facilities at the Stanley Marketplace are offering FREE workouts from soothing to energetic in The Hangar at Stanley on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Doors open 15 minutes before each class. Registration is free but required. Please click on the appropriate links. [Read more…] about Free Weekend Workouts at Stanley Marketplace
Aficionados of vintage and retro need to make farewell pilgrimages to Rockin’ Robin’s for the store-closing sale that continues with increasing savings on good old fashions, footwear, furs, accessories, men’s items and more. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). The latest round of discounts is as follows: [Read more…] about Big Closing Sale on Vintage & Other Consignments
With the holidays coming right up, make interesting gifts for those on your list, save money and keep unwanted odds and ends out of landfills by shopping at Art Parts, a not-for-profit “creative reuse center” in Boulder.
Inventory includes jewelry/parts/supplies, frames, art/craft/school/office materials, fabric, yarns, sewing and other needlework supplies for serious artists and crafters, an eclectic assortment of other reusable industrial surplus and DIY items suitable for children’s projects that the store resells at 30 to 90% off. [Read more…] about Bargain Supplies for DIY Crafts & Gifts
Downtown Boulder, always a fun destination, really shines during the holidays. Festivities begin Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m. with “Switch on the Holidays” when the Art Deco Boulder County Courthouse and the plaza in front of it (1300 block of Pearl Street) are illuminated. The Boulder Chorale, the city’s premier community chorus, sings in the holiday season. [Read more…] about Boulder Switches on Holiday Lights
The 2018-19 started off with a big snowy bang, with ski areas slated to be open by the weekend. This adds to the excitement as the 27th annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo comes to town this weekend (Friday to Sunday, November 16 to 18) at the Colorado Convention Center. The Expo offers the last chance to get the best deals on season passes and multi-day tickets, and pick up equipment, apparel and accessories at great prices. It’s a good way to comparison-shop lift ticket and package prices as well. [Read more…] about Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo Boasts Show Specials
Some 60 of Boulder County’s top restaurants from Acreage Cider House & Eatery in Lafayette t0 Zolo Grill in Boulder offer a special three-course $34 per person, prix fixe dinner for First Bite Boulder, the city’s annual restaurant week, running November 9 to 17. Each restaurant sets its own menu, generallywitha choice of items for each course. Also, guests make reservations directly with restaurants, not through FBB. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants, menus and details. In addition, FBB debuts a $19 tasting menu at less expensive establishments.
Rockin’ Robin’s, Boulder County’s go-to store for vintage clothing and other consignment items, is at the end of its run. The owner is moving and everything must go. The closing sale begins today, November 9 at 10 a.m. with bargains aplenty. The discounts are generous and promise to get better every week until everything — clothing, accessories, costumes, jewelry, fixtures and all — is gone. [Read more…] about Vintage Clothing Sale in Longmont
This season’s FREE Historic Lecture Series sponsored by the Tesoro Cultural Center is scheduled for Saturdays at 2 p.m. alternating between the Buck Rec Center in Littleton and the Lone Tree Hub, and also on Sunday of the same weekend at the Denver Public Library at 2 p.m. from November 3 through April 28, 2019. Click here for a full schedule of dates, topics and speakers. Registration is required for the Lone Tree and Littleton talks, but not at the Denver library. [Read more…] about Free Western History Lectures
In anticipation of the annual Medicare open enrollment period for 2019 (October 15 to December 7), the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging offers FREE individual appointments with Medicare Counseling Program to look at people’s Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan and Medicare Advantage Plan to see whether they are in the most affordable plan for next year.
Appointments begin October 18. Reservations are required and space is limited for these help sessions at senior centers in Boulder (two), Lafayette and Louisville through December 3. Sign up ASAP if you are interested. Click here for the full schedule, and call 303-441-4388 for reservations.
Sunlight Mountain Resort is offering FREE skiing and riding to all active firefighters and first responders each Wednesday of the 2018-19 ski season as part of its new Firefighter Funday campaign. This is the ski area’s way of recognizing the heroic efforts of local firefighters and first responders and also the hundreds who came from out of state to battle wildfires throughout Colorado. [Read more…] about Free Skiing/Riding for Firefighters at Sunlight
The soothing soundscape of the Turkish oud, the Australian digeridoo, the cello, the auto-harp and the flute fill the air at the Boulder Public Library tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12, noon to 1 p.m. and invite relaxing reverie in the middle of the week. The event is FREE — and the effect is priceless. 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.
Colorado Ski Country USA’s Gems Card has long provided skiers and snowboarders with savings at smaller, lower-key ski areas all over the Colorado Rockies. Invest just $25 for two ways to save: either two 2-for-1 lift tickets or two 30% off lift tickets at each of the 11 Colorado Gems resorts. Gems ski areas are Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn and Sunlight. [Read more…] about Gems Card Savings at 11 Smaller Ski Areas
Live theater can be costly, but the Arvada Center has a money-saving tradition of offering three midweek previews for significantly less than the regular run. For performances on the Main Stage, all seats at previews are $36, compared with seats starting at $53 during the regular run. Preview tickets in the more intimate Black Box Theater are $25 compared with $40 and up for the regular run.
Opening this season is “Mamma Mia!” on the Main Stage, September 7 to 30 with previews September 4 to 6. Click here for the live theater schedule. Parking is FREE, and there is an opportunity to view the changing gallery exhibitions before the show or during intermission. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200.
Boulder’s Greenwood Wildlife Thrift Shop and Consignment Gallery is again holding a series of sales and specials in the downstairs thrift shop (but not in the upstairs consignment gallery). Through Thursday, August 30, get 5 items of clothing for just $5. The store calls it a sidewalk sale for bulk clothing. 3600 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-245-0800.
Colorado Ski Country USA’s popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs are again available for the 2018-19 ski season to introduce Colorado youngsters to skiing and snowboarding with FREE or super-cheap lift access at 24 Colorado ski areas.
The 5th Grade Passport allows fifth graders three days of FREE skiing at each of the participating resorts, while the 6th Grade Passport is good for four days of skiing at the same resorts for $105 ($125 for those who sign up after November 30). Taken to the max, that would amount to 80 days on the slopes for less than $1.50 per day. [Read more…] about Colorado Ski Country’s 5th and 6th Grade Passports Back