We know that backyard composting is an effective way to reduce household carbon footprints and provide quality compost for use in gardens, but it helps a whole lot to learn techniques and tips for efficient composting. Fall yard cleanup time is ideal for learning how to start and maintain a highly efficient backyard compost system by learning what to feed your compost pile, appropriate bins and methods for our geographic region, tips and troubleshooting and much more. [Read more…] about Free Fall Composting Workshops in Boulder County
Classes & Workshops
With a focus on elevating the creative industry, Denver Design Week is a seven day celebration and showcase of the region’s best architecture, interiors, art, brands and technology. The event runs October 17 to 25 and encompasses more than 35 events, keynotes and panels sessions on the topics of architecture, interior design and product design held across the metro area. [Read more…] about $5 Tickets to Denver Design Week Events
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the bass guitar or up your skill level, now’s your chance. Eric “EQ” Young, bass player for the R&B/Funk band Con Funk shun leads a Bass Guitar Clinic on Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Oriental Theater. He is probably the most entertaining bass player in the music business today. [Read more…] about Back To The Funkinhood Bass Guitar Clinic
The original CU Mini Med School has become so popular that it spawned, Mini Med School II: The Clinical Years. The program features some of the best teachers in the CU clinical faculty talking about their specialties. Want to know how doctors diagnose? Or the latest on weight loss? How about medical ethics? Answers to all that and more are yours at MMS II. The price (FREE) is right, there’s no homework, and it’s suitable for anyone from high school on. [Read more…] about Enroll Now for CU Mini Med School II
Hungry to learn more about…well everything? Check out Active Minds which offers 20 to 25 FREE classes each month across metro Denver, Boulder and Longmont. Topics run the gamut from Cuba: Past, Present & Future and The Music of Frank Sinatra to Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today and The Story of Beer. [Read more…] about Active Minds Offers 20+ Free Classes Every Month in Denver/Boulder
You don’t have to go to Hawaii to learn the ins and outs of playing the ukulele. The instrument is easy to carry, easy on the fingers and simple to try. Musicians from Swallow Hill teach a ukulele class on the second Thursday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ford-Warren Library.
Learn a couple of chords and simple, singable songs. Come for any or all of this workshop series. Ukuleles will be provided by Swallow Hill Music, but you are welcome to bring your own. The event is FREE. 2825 High St., Denver.
How do you make learning fun? Try board games, cosplay and comic books. That’s the philosophy of Pop Culture Classroom, the nonprofit organization behind Denver Comic Con. The group is hosting a series of after-school educational workshops for local kids on topics they already love. Most workshops are priced at an affordable $10. [Read more…] about Pop Culture Classroom: Low-Cost, Fun Educational Workshops For Kids
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.
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!