Enjoy a FREE round of golf for two at the Lake Valley Golf Club, a casual, private golf club just northeast of Boulder, which wants prospective members to try it out. There are five sets of tees and scenic vistas from the course. It is easy to play, whether walking briskly between holes or using electrically assisted golf bikes or boards or traditional carts. Membership director Rob Mount is ready to guide visitors around the club. Click here for more information or to schedule a visit before April 30. 4400 Lake Valley Dr., Niwot, 303-444-2114.
Apologies for our error: Admission to the walkway is NOT free, as previously reported. Governor Jared Polis and First Gentleman Marlon Reis are presenting The Wild Animal Sanctuary with what is discretely called “a very special check” from Colorado for All, the Polis inaugural Committee. The presentation on Tuesday, March 19 is FREE; no RSVP or ticket is required. [Read more…] about Correction! Free Event at The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The best way to beat the increasingly high cost of skiing and riding would have been to buy well priced season passes or multi-day tickets last fall — some time from Labor Day through the big Snowsports Expo in November. It’s too late for those deals now, but here are still some ways to save on lifts at ski areas within the easiest day-trip distance of metro Denver. [Read more…] about How To Save On Lift Tickets at Nearby Ski Areas This Spring
Boulder’s Greenwood Wildlife Thrift Shop and Consignment Gallery is running a great bag sale on kids’ clothes in the downstairs thrift shop. Through Friday, February 8 fill a bag with children’s clothing for just $1. With all the money you save, you might head upstairs to find a nice household item or even a piece of good jewelry. 3600 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-245-0800.
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy’s winter supplement sale is going on through January 29, with 25% off multivitamins, omegas, sports nutrition, minerals and homeopathy. There are three Pharmaca locations in Boulder (1647 Pearl St., 2700 N. Broadway and Table Mesa Shopping Center, 645 S. Broadway) and one in Greenwood Village (5910 S. University Blvd.).
Being furloughed without pay from a job is always difficult, but coming right on the heels of the holidays when budgets are further stretched compounds the financial misery. Several food panties are waiving their normal income requirements to help furloughed government employees. Here are a few that we know about (and please let us know if there are others): [Read more…] about Food Pantries Open to Furloughed Government Workers
We recently reminded you about Boulder’s Art Parts, a purveyor of materials that can be fashioned into inexpensive and environmentally responsible gifts. Click here for that post. The Crafts Box in Wheat Ridge is a similar concept.
The Craft Box, established in February 2012, is a thrift store that brings new life to gently used craft items. Regulars call it “The Box,”and they know it as a crafting haven that encourages creativity and reduces waste through the sale of craft items and offers classes and events. Staff are well versed in crafts ranging from quilting, stamping, scrapbooking and needlework. In addition, the local community is supported through the donation of items, time and talent to local charitable organizations.
Doesn’t this represent the holiday spirit? 6191 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, 303-279-1069.
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
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
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.
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.
Shake Shack is known far and wide for burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. It is now offering a way to burn off some of those calories. Shake Shack Track & Field hosts FREE community runs on the second Tuesday of each month beginning on August 14. The runs, which are open to all ages and abilities, take off from and return to two metro Denver Shake Shack locations — RiNo and Highlands Ranch. Upon return, the first beverage back at “the Shack” is FREE.
Click here to register, and then meet the group meet at the Shake Shack of your choice at 6:30 p.m. for the 3- to 4-mile loop led by Boulder Running Company. The RiNo Shack is at 995 Larimer St.. Denver, 720-543-8609. The south suburban Shack is at 1509 Park Central Dr., Suite 100, Highlands Ranch, 720-452-1007.
Pop! is a new downtown Boulder pop-up gallery featuring local artists’ works in the expansive space vacated when Starrs Clothing closed. Its FREE grand opening is this evening, Friday, June 29, 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artists, enjoy a complimentary glass of Decadent Saints wine (21+ of course) and light apps. Be sure to enter to win a $100 gift card. 1630 Pearl St., Boulder.