The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (now also shortened to JLF Colorado) takes place in in a few select locations on the planet, including Boulder, the first in North America. Billed as the largest FREE literary festival in the world, it brings distinguished international authors to share their ideas, thoughts and words to a local audience. Returning to Boulder for the fifth year, the festival takes place at the Main Boulder Public Library on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. [Read more…] about Prestigious (and Free) International Literary Fest in Boulder
The biscuit tradition in the old mining town of Erie goes back to the 1870s. Back then the town’s handful of bakers made the biscuits and the local ladies made the Mulligan stew. The Erie Historical Society’s honors the tradition with the 17th annual Erie Biscuit Day on Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. [Read more…] about Erie Biscuit Day Saturday Morning
We wrote about Denver Startup Week about three weeks ago, but with the start of school and all that, we wanted to bring it front and center again today to remind you. This FREE annual event is designed for wannabe entrepreneurs, career-changers and others looking to make changes or improve their professional lives. From today, Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the sessions and one-on-one mentoring is designed for developers, founders, makers, designers, product developers and marketers/PR people at various Denver venues.
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
You take I-25
To Exit 235
Then five miles west to The Tree Farm
The catchy jingle directing folks to The Tree Farm is wafting over the airwaves, as it does every year at this time. This east Boulder County tree nursery puts on its annual sale of shade trees and conifers just in time for the fall planting. The formula is near-BOGO pricing. Buy one tree at the regular price and get a second of equal or lesser value for just 50 cents. [Read more…] about Annual Fall Sale at The Tree Farm
CU Buffs football fans head to Downtown Boulder on the evening before every weekend home game, when the Pearl Street Stampede lights up the town. This old-fashioned parade and pep rally starts at 7 p.m. with a vintage 1948 CU fire truck leading the procession, followed by the school’s Golden Buffalo Marching Band, the CU football team and cheerleaders. No rambunctious Ralphie, however. [Read more…] about Pearl Street Stampede Pep Rally for Buffs
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
On Sunday, July 7 and the first Sunday of every month through October, the Salvage Design Center hosts a Craftsman’s Market at its showroom. Expect 30+ local craftsmen and craftswomen who demonstrate their skills and sell their unique wares from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet blacksmiths, fractal wood burners, carpenters, jewelry designers, sign makers and others. [Read more…] about Craftsman’s Market Monthly Sale
The annual Boulder Market featuring handmade goods, creative fashions, and kids’ activities unique treasures takes place on various Sundays throughout the summer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At each event, FREE music begins at noon. Upcoming Sunday markets are scheduled for June 2 & 16, July 14, August 11 & 18 and September 29. Central Park, 13th St. and Canyon Blvd., Boulder.
Grab a FREE bike from the Golden Bike Library beginning Thursday, April 18 and enjoy a pedal along the town’s bike paths, including those along Clear Creek and quiet lanes. The library offers bikes for both adults and children. Jamis and Explorer 2 bikes are available for adults. For young bikers, Laser 20 bikes are available — a lightweight and durable aluminum model with a coaster brake and rear V-brake, ideal for small children. [Read more…] about Explore Golden With Free Bike Rental
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