Edgewater Public Market, the metro area’s newest food-and-more market, debuts today, Saturday, November 16 with special events starting at noon and continuing throughout the evening. Expect live music and entertainment, and food and drink specials hosted by vendors. And this eclectic market is dog- and family-friendly too. Long-time locals will remember the King Soopers on Depew St., between 20th and 22nd Aves. The long-vacant site has become a 52,000-square-foot food and retail hall with 18 food and beverage vendors and 10 retail businesses. It is home to several outlets that were previously food trucks, Edgewater offshoots of food stalls elsewhere and some that are totally new.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are home at the Budweiser Brewery Experience in Fort Collins from Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 24, 11. a.m. to 6 p.m., providing guests with the opportunity to get up close with theses icons for FREE. Visit them in their stables every Wednesday through Sunday. Additionally, the big brewery schedules “camera days” when a Clydesdale is ready for a close-up. Guests are welcome to bring their cameras to pose for photos. [Read more…] about See the Famous Budweiser Clydesales in Fort Collins
Each year, Tesoro Cultural Center hosts renowned scholars, historians and authors to share their expertise on topics pertaining to the early 19th century American West. Tesoro’s Historic Lecture Series is supported by the Western History Department at Yale University and runs October 12 through April 26. There are several ways to watch each lecturer and experience each lecture weekend: an evening lecture accompanied by dinner at The Fort; a FREE afternoon session at the Denver Central Library; or a FREE late afternoon lecture at various South Suburban Parks & Recreation Center locations. [Read more…] about Free Western History Lectures
Arapahoe Basin ushers in the 2019-20 ski/snowboard season with “happy hour” every Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. through December 22. The high-elevation area just west of the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel is selling $20 lift tickets for those two precious hours. What’s happy hour with a beverage and nibbles deal? Not much, so the 6th Alley Bar and Grill at the base area is selling $5 draft beers and $5 appetizers those days as well. The first terrain openings are the intermediate High Noon run and two features on the Banana Terrain Park open. The intermediate Ramrod run is set to be the next to open, presumably after this weekend’s storms.
From now until the end of November, give the JUMP bus for FREE between Boulder and booming Lafayette. RTD’s JUMP service travels along Arapahoe Ave.– an ideal route for commuters and East Boulder County residents looking for reliable access to Boulder. Click here to provide your email address and answer a few, non-personal questions to create an account on the RTD Mobile Ticketing app. [Read more…] about Ride RTD’s JUMP for Free Between Boulder and Lafayette
Three more opportunities remain this year for FREE Walk With a Doc programs in Boulder. Registration is not required. Just show up at 8 a.m. on one Saturday a month for the one-hour walk that is informative, energizing and congenial. [Read more…] about Three More Chances To Walk With A Boulder Doc
Open Studios, the Boulder area’s annual fall artist tour, spans three weekends, Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, October 12 & 13 and again October 19 & 20 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. This FREE annual event, now in its 25th year, features more than 135 studios, homes, garages and wherever else artists create their works. The working spaces in all media are not only in Boulder but also in Louisville, Superior, Eldorado Springs and Longmont. Note that some studios are open on just two of the three weekends. Some have special kids’ activities, and some are wheelchair accessible. [Read more…] about Visitors Welcome at Boulder Artists’ Studios
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 $30 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
Colorado Ski Country USA’s popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs are again available for the 2019-20 ski season to introduce Colorado youngsters to skiing and snowboarding with FREE or super-cheap lift access at 22 Colorado ski areas.
The 5th Grade Passport allows fifth graders three days of FREE skiing at each of the participating resorts. That’s 66 FREE days of skiing or riding. The 6th Grade Passport is good for four days of skiing at the same resorts for $110 (subject to change mid-season). Taken to the max, that would amount to 88 days on the slopes for less than $1.25 per day. [Read more…] about Colorado Ski Country’s 5th & 6th Grade Passports Are Back
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