Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has scheduled three days (Friday to Sunday, February 23 to 25) when FREE samples of some 50 products — vitamins, supplements and beauty products — are there to try. 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.).
The 2018 Denver Dining Passbook, known for two-for-one entrée deals and other benefits, is on sale now, making the savings even sweeter. Normally $99, you can buy the book for just $35. The Passbook features some 90 restaurants, including 30 new ones like Mizu Izakaya, Departure, Candela Latin Kitchen, Bar Dough and STK. Or maybe give one of Troy Guard’s restaurants a try, such as TAG burger Bar, Los Chingones and others. Publishers estimate the overall value of the book is $2,500. You can see the full list of participating restaurants here.
Two Pizza Republica locations (Denver Tech Center, 5375 Land Mark Pl. #113, Greenwood Village) and (Glendale Cherry Creek, 686 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver) are offering a pizza and salad lunch special for a limited but unspecified time. A wood-fired, Neopolitan-style margherita pizza and a mixed green salad are $9 ($15 value) between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
We’ve got weddings on our mind because it is bridal show season in metro Denver. Some couples want to stay close to home, while others prefer a destination wedding. Couples Resorts in Jamaica has launched its first-ever air credit promotion. Called “Brides Fly Free,” it offers couples a $500 air credit for packages booked by December 22, 2018 toward a destination wedding or vow renewal with the booking of six rooms or more. Add FREE excursions, FREE golf and scuba diving and Montego Bay airport transfers , it’s a good deal.
Whether the dream destination wedding is on a private island, vow renewal in an intimate sunset ceremony on the beach or a simple wish to enhance an already romantic occasion, the staff makes organizing the event hassle-free. Couples Resorts can handle every last detail, leaving couples free time to enjoy their moment with family and friends.
It is valid at four all-inclusive luxury boutique resorts: Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril. Reservations must be made by December 22 for weddings through December 2019 by calling 877-793-1913 or clicking here.
The Ruby Hill Rail Yard, Denver’s immensely popular urban terrain park, is back for the 12th winter. It is open through late February, as long as the weather cooperates. Ten rails and boxes are configured for beginning, intermediate and advanced snowriders. Helmets are strongly suggested. Access is FREE to the facility that is built by Winter Park Resort and maintained by volunteers for the short, intense riding season.
Unfortunately, Christy Sports is no longer operating an on-site facility offering loaner equipment. The Rail Yard is open during regular park hours (5 a.m. until 11 p.m.), ballfield lights illuminating the Rail Yard until 9 p.m. At W. Florida Ave. & S. Platte River Dr., Denver.
WinterSkate, Boulder’s seasonal outdoor rink, has returned. A FREE community skate is planned for Saturday, December 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The rink is set up next to the Dushanbe Teahouse on 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe, the warm-weather site of the Boulder County Farmers’ Market food court. Regular rates (which include skates) are $10 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under, $8 for 65+ and college students and military with ID and $4 for children 3 and younger. Bring your own skates and get $5 off admission. Hours of operation depend on day of the week and date. You can find a complete schedule here.
Beaver Creek regularly hosts America’s Opening, a trio of men’s early-season speed events (downhill, Super G, giant slalom). In Olympic years, the races take on a special excitement. A trip to Peyong Chang, South Korea is expensive, but viewing just up the road is FREE. The racers have been training for several days, with the competitions from Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3. If you want to get to today’s Super G starting at 10:45 a.m., better hustle. Follow signs for parking in Avon. FREE shuttles from the Covered Bridge to the Red Tail Stadium, which opens at 8 a.m.
There’s plenty of race-ready snow on the courses, but with less than ideal cover for recreational use, expect lighter-than-usual weekend traffic in the high country. Plan on getting there early, because the stands do fill up. The thrilling downhill on Saturday starts at 11 a.m. The first run of Sunday‘s giant slalom is at 9:30 a.m. and the second run at 12:45. Surrounding the races are all manner of FREE events, including live music, kids’ activities, autograph sessions. And the party atmosphere in Beaver Creek Village is electric all weekend long. Click here for details.
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.
And if you’re not into DIY, check out the store’s third annual holiday bazaar through December 24, featuring regional artists who create high-quality, gift-worthy items from reclaimed materials including gorgeous leather bracelets, over-the-top floral headbands, fab mosaic pieces and paper art, plus textile and wall art.
The store is so successful that is expanding, so stay tuned for that news. Meanwhile, the immaculate and well-organized store is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.). Donations of clean reusable items are also accepted during Friday and Saturday business hours. 2870 Bluff St. (on the west-facing end of the low-slung commercial building across from RallySport), Boulder, 720-379-5328.
In addition to abundant nightly happy hours — usually early and sometimes again late in the evening — a growing number of restaurants and clubs offer food and/or drink specials one or more times a week. Here are what we know of, arranged by name alphabetically and then by location. Remember to factor in taxes and gratuity. We highly encourage you to check first, before ordering — as offers often change. Some might be seasonal and some are for 21 and older only, so check before you commit. If you have any suggestions (and we know there are more), please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Eat, drink and be merry! [Read more…] about Daily Food & Drink Specials
Pizzeria Locale, offspring of Boulder’s award-winning Frasca Food & Wine, will give you a buy-one get-one FREE coupon for one of its artisanal pizzas if you sign up for its email list to be notified of big events, promotions, the latest happenings and what it calls “the occasional tasty offer.” These contemporary pizzerias take their inspiration and their pizza style from Naples, the Italian city where pizza was born. The Boulder original is a table-service restaurant, but the format of the two Denver locations is fast-casual, and the pizzas are authentic and delicious. The Denver locations are 550 N. Broadway and 3484 W. 32nd St.
When visiting the University of Colorado’s verdant main campus in Boulder, it is difficult to imagine that this was once a tree-less plain. University arborist Vince Aquino leads a FREE fall color tree walk Wednesday, October 25. He identifies trees and discusses the history and features of the varied trees now gracing the beautiful campus. Meet at the south entrance of the CU Museum of Natural History at 10:30 a.m., rain (unlikely) or shine. 1030 Broadway, Boulder, 303-492-6892.
This season’s FREE Historic Lecture Series sponsored by the Tesoro Cultural Center is scheduled for Saturdays at 2 p.m. at either the Buck Rec Center in Littleton or the Lone Tree Hub and each Sunday of the same weekend at the Denver Public Library at 2 p.m. from October 28 through April 22. Click here for a full schedule of dates, topics, speakers and information on where to register (required) either online or by phone. The speakers and topics are the same ones that people pay $68 for at The Fort Restaurant, but the paid event does include a multi-course dinner.
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 10 Colorado Gems resorts. Gems ski areas are Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn and Sunlight.
Click here to purchase; cards will ship this month. The fine print: One 2-for-1 or discounted ticket per cardholder per day. All tickets issued are valid for same-day use only. Card is non-transferable. Photo ID and Gems Card required at ticket window. Card holder must be present. No cash value. Discount not valid with any other discount tickets, pass products, offers or promotions. Lost or stolen Gems Cards will not be reissued. Blackout dates are December 17, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
Take a stroll along the North St. Vrain River through the heart of little Lyons and peruse the works of dozens of painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, fiber artists and more during the FREE Arts on the River festival today, Sunday, August 27, 1 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment includes Kutandara and Sounds of Lyons and Mayama Movement Studio. Food and drink are for sale. River Bend Park, 501 Main Street, Lyons.