Here’s a “spirited” event. Erie Community Library hosts another evening in their series Spirits on the High Plains: Cider and Cheese. On Monday, May 13, the Old Mine Cidery from Erie and The Truffle Cheese Shop from Denver teams will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. to talk about their products, how they are made and how they got started. You’ll get to sample their products after the program. Registration is required due to limited spaces and participants must be 21 or older. You can register online or by calling 1-888-861-7323. 400 Powers St., Erie.
Classes & Workshops
We all know that backyard composting is an effective way to provide quality compost for our own gardens and reduce waste, but we don’t always know how to go about it effectively. Boulder County’s workshops, which are FREE to county residents, discuss how to start and maintain a highly efficient compost system, what to “feed” your compost pile, appropriate bins, tips and troubleshooting, and more. [Read more…] about Free Spring Compost Workshops in Boulder County
Have you ever wanted to design your very own app! Join TechGirlz for a FREE workshop on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hadley Library. Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. [Read more…] about Free Tech Workshop For Girls – Design A Mobile App
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
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 18 at the Turing School of Software & Design Guaranty Bank Building from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. [Read more…] about Free Computer Coding Class For Kids Every Saturday
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.
This season’s FREE Historic Lecture Series sponsored by the Tesoro Cultural Center is scheduled for Saturdays at 2 p.m. alternating between the Buck Rec Center in Littleton and the Lone Tree Hub, and also on Sunday of the same weekend at the Denver Public Library at 2 p.m. from November 3 through April 28, 2019. Click here for a full schedule of dates, topics and speakers. Registration is required for the Lone Tree and Littleton talks, but not at the Denver library. [Read more…] about Free Western History Lectures
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!