Learn how easy it is to make your own compost by signing up for a FREE hands-on composting class. Compost is a crumbly, nutrient rich soil amendment that is great for your plants, lawns and gardens. In partnership with Denver Recycles, Denver Urban Gardens offers free classes in composting typically on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 6 through October 13. [Read more…] about Learn to Compost for Free
Classes & Workshops
Would you like to save money with coupons but think it’s too complicated? Laura dives deep into coupon waters during Coupons 201: Beyond The Basics. The FREE workshops is Saturday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smoky Hill Library (5430 S. Biscay Cir., Centennial). [Read more…] about Win Gift Card at Free ‘Coupons 201: Beyond The Basics’ Workshops
Libraries can teach you the basics (and not so basic) about computers for FREE. Jefferson County Public Library is another system that hosts a number of classes. Virtually all its libraries including Arvada, Belmar, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, and Standley Lake, offer classes ranging from Internet basics and social media to workshops on using Word and Excel. Here’s a link to their current schedule. There are even special interest classes such as how to sell your stuff online. All classes are FREE, but you do need to register by calling 303-235-5275.
Way better than a free ice cream or free bag of popcorn is Emily Grffiith Technical College’s tuition-FREE four-week Culinary Quick Start program to help people enter the professional kitchen workforce. Offered on five consecutive Monday-through-Friday evenings, a new course starts monthly. Students learn the culinary basics to prepare them for employment on the prep or pantry station in a professional kitchen, a launching pad for culinary careers. With at least 17,000 reported unfilled line cook positions in Colorado, quick employment is virtually assured. The program is directed at those currently unemployed or under-employed. A report on 9News alerted us to this program.
If you’re looking to hit a high-note this summer, we’ve created a Mile High Summer Concerts Guide. Because we’re “cheapskates”, we’re not covering any of the biggies at major venues, like the Pepsi Center or Red Rocks (who can pay those prices?) — just the local shows in the park or as part of a festival/fair. Luckily, the Front Range is jam-packed with many summer concerts — many of them FREE… our favorite kind! To ensure you don’t miss out on any live music, we’ve created this helpful guide sorted by day of the week. Clicking on a link will take you to our event listing for more details, including who’s performing, showtime, location, any restrictions (what you can and can’t bring) and other notable information. If we’ve missed any in your part of town, be sure to drop us a note. Let the music play!
Think you have the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs in your family? Consider taking them to a computer coding class designed especially for kids. CoderDojo Denver hosts FREE classes for ages 7 to 18 most every Saturday of the month through May 28 (no Dojo on March 26, April 2 or May 7) at Regis University from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable and awesome experience. Classes help kids with problem solving, teamwork, collaboration and engineering skills as well as with self confidence. While classes are free, parents are expected to participate to enhance the learning experience. But it’s great fun for all. You do need to register and children should bring a laptop, if possible. You will fill out your registration information one time and come as often as you can. You can register anytime and join in anytime during the sessions. No previous experience is required. Parking is free at Regis on Saturdays. Annex Building A-185 at the north end of Parking Lot #5 (farthest point you can go if you enter Entrance #1 off of 50th into Regis), 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver.
Tomorrow, February 17, and every Tuesday, Rocky Mountain Anglers gives 30% off fly-tying supplies, as well as FREE weekly classes between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The shop requests that attendees arrive around 6 p.m. so that they can get tables set up for the class. 1904 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-447-2400.