The annual Boulder Creek Festival, a Memorial Day weekend tradition, is the unofficial kickoff to summer. It begins on Saturday, May 25 and wraps up on Monday, May 27. In between is a full schedule with three days of varied events, activities and entertainment. Most are FREE. Nine separate event areas host 500 vendors showcasing everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives and technology. [Read more…] about Boulder Creek Festival Awash with Free Fun
Hear the gifted young singers of the Central City Opera perform at the Boulder Public Library’s FREE Opera Teaser on Tuesday, May 21, noon to 2 p.m. They present selections from this year’s summer festival — “Madama Butterfly,” “Billy Budd” and two less frequently performed works (“The Blessed Damozel” and “Litanies to the Black Virgin”).
RSVP to email@example.com (put “Boulder Teaser” in the subject line) or by phoning 303-331-7012. 1001 Arapahoe Ave. (the theater is on the Canyon Blvd. side of the library), Boulder.
The 2019 Governor’s Art Show and Sale at the Loveland Museum from Saturday, May 4, through Friday, June 2. The juried show spotlights Colorado artists in a variety of media. Non-member entry to the museum is normally $7, but admission is FREE during Night on the Town on Friday, May 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 970-962-2410
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
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
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.
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.
The ViewHouse celebrates the first birthday of its Littleton location with four days of fun. Everyone is welcome. [Read more…] about 4-Day Party at Littleton’s ViewHouse
Pro hockey and basketball season are winding down and baseball season is in high gear, but it’s never too early to think football. Enroll youngsters for the Broncos Bunch Kids Club, which includes a Broncos Bunch T-shirt, NFL trading cards and entry to such special events as movie night, junior training camp and next fall, a trick-or-treat party.
It’s worth signing up now, in time for a special Summer Kickoff party in June where kids can play on the field, meet players, alumni and more. Also, members receive a ticket for a FREE kids’ admission to the Downtown Aquarium and a small DQ ice cream cone. [Read more…] about Broncos Bunch Extras for Young Fans