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
“What’s Up Boulder?” is a an opportunity to learn about the status of city-wide high-priority projects. Easy-to understand timelines and engagement opportunities lay out how to connect with city services including Hospital to Hub, the Transportation Masterplan, the status of the municipal electric utility concept, broadband and more. Staff from housing, human services, police fire, Parks and Rec are on hand this evening, Monday, April 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This FREE family-friendly event includes food and snacks, Touch a Truck, live music and door prizes. East Boulder Recreation Center, 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder.
The Museum of Boulder is inaugurating its totally new space in downtown Boulder with a FREE soft opening on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. prior to its official opening on May 19. It features “There. Here. Near.” This multimedia, community-sourced art exhibition runs through the month of April with a thread connecting Boulder’s past, present and future.
More than 20 local creators have interwoven themes of migration and technical innovation. 2205 Broadway, Boulder, 303-449-3464.
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.
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.
We’re adding news about Green Ride’s new hourly service between Longmont and Denver International Airport to our page about airport transportation and parking. But as a heads-up, here’s what’s new: starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16 Green Ride begins service for the introductory fare of $20 plus $12 for each additional passenger on the same booking. Parking is FREE and limitless, and Green Ride Longmont also offers residential pick-up service from zip codes 80501, 80503 and 80504. Click here for the schedule. Service is from/to the new Longmont HUB, 206 S. Main St. For more information, call 303-997-0238.
After 34 years, Racines is at last introducing happy hour specials. The popular Denver watering hole opened in 1983, first on Bannock Street in the Golden Triangle and then moving to 650 Sherman on Capitol Hill in 2004. Happy hour goes live on Monday, June 19, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is available Monday through Friday. Happy hour portions and pricing ($3 and $5) are in effect for popular dishes including green chile cheese fries and the awesome Double Trouble Wings. Racines takes $2 off any glass of wine and $5 off any bottle. Coors Light pints are $3. Wynkoop, Odell’s and Deschutes brewskis are $4. Cocktails are $5 to $7. 650 Sherman St., Denver, 303-595-0418.