Upcycling is the creative reuse of old objects or materials in ways that give them more value (the other side of recycling.) On Saturday, October 20, you can see for yourself from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Upcycle Fair, at Four Seasons Market in Wheat Ridge, highlights vendors creating amazing products with upcycled materials, as well as educational workshops on ways you can upcycle in your daily life. Music will be by the Lila Bloom Band. [Read more…] about Upcycle Fair at Four Seasons Market
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Just in time for the holiday season Natural Grocers in Lakewood throws a Gluten-Free Tasting Fair on Saturday, October 20. Sample gluten-free products, talk to gluten-free company reps , enjoy live music and have the chance to win many prizes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The FREE event includes a class from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the basics of gluten-free living including the health benefits of following a gluten-free lifestyle, common pitfalls and some gluten-free recipes. 9030 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, 303-232-6266.
In anticipation of the annual Medicare open enrollment period for 2019 (October 15 to December 7), the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging offers FREE individual appointments with Medicare Counseling Program to look at people’s Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan and Medicare Advantage Plan to see whether they are in the most affordable plan for next year.
Appointments begin October 18. Reservations are required and space is limited for these help sessions at senior centers in Boulder (two), Lafayette and Louisville through December 3. Sign up ASAP if you are interested. Click here for the full schedule, and call 303-441-4388 for reservations.
Looking for help carving a ghoulish or fun pumpkin to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve? There are a ton of websites that do just that. Most offer FREE patterns and step-by-step instructions, tips and hints for carving simple to elaborate professional looking pumpkins. You’ll even find patterns for sports teams, including the Denver Broncos. Thanks to Carole at Greater Seattle on the Cheap for sharing these sites. Check out: [Read more…] about Free Pumpkin Carving Designs and Instructions
We’ve all felt a change in the weather and seen televised images of snow on the high peaks. That means, of course, that the tasks of putting gardens to bed for the winter and raking leaves are upon us. We also all know that backyard composting is an effective way to provide quality compost for our own gardens and also reduce waste, but we don’t always know how to go about it effectively. [Read more…] about Free Composting Workshops in Boulder County
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. Each workshop and event during September will be FREE for attendees. Beginning in October workshops are priced at an affordable $10. [Read more…] about Pop Culture Classroom: Low-Cost, Fun Educational Workshops For Kids
Learn how Mark Roeder made his award-winning film “Fire Rip” at a FREE workshop at the Historic Elitch Theater on Saturday, June 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The landmark theater suffered heavy wind damage several months ago, resulting in the cancellation of most programs, so this is one of the few opportunities these to visit and support this Denver treasure. The workshop is geared for ages 12 and older. 4309 W. 44th Ave., Denver.
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!
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.