Serious needlework fans will find themselves in heaven at the Castle Rock Quilt Craft & Sewing Festival Thursday to Saturday, June 27 to 29 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. This huge show is “sew” much more than exhibits by national companies. You’ll find “Make and Take” workshops and FREE educational seminars. [Read more…] about Sew Much Fun! Castle Rock Quilt Craft & Sewing Festival
Classes & Workshops
Sharpen up your financial literacy skills with FREE financial education seminars offered by Fitzsimons Credit Union. The next one is Home Buying 101: Your Guide to Getting into Your Home Sweet Home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 27. We all know how competitive the Colorado housing market is and with so much to do, how can one plan a successful move? Luckily, there are friends who can help. [Read more…] about Free ‘Home Buying 101’ Seminars in Aurora
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. 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
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!