Enjoy a FREE round of golf for two at the Lake Valley Golf Club, a casual, private golf club just northeast of Boulder, which wants prospective members to try it out. There are five sets of tees and scenic vistas from the course. It is easy to play, whether walking briskly between holes or using electrically assisted golf bikes or boards or traditional carts. Membership director Rob Mount is ready to guide visitors around the club. Click here for more information or to schedule a visit before April 30. 4400 Lake Valley Dr., Niwot, 303-444-2114.
Things To Do
Part of the fun of going to see the Colorado Rockies play ball is when they offer a special giveaway or promo on select game days. And it’s much more than just bobbleheads and baseball cards. This season, they’re giving away everything from ticket deals, rally towels, t-shirts, $1 hot dogs, lunch bags, hats and more on specific game days. [Read more…] about Colorado Rockies Game Day Giveaways For 2019 Season
King Soopers wants to take you out to the ball game on the cheap. When you spend more than $25 (in a single transaction), you can purchase up to 4 tickets at $20 each for select Colorado Rockies home games — while supplies last. [Read more…] about King Soopers Offers $20 Rockies Tickets
Thursday, May 9 is the second FREE Day for 2019 at the Colorado Railroad Museum (17155 W. 44th Ave.) in Golden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (or, as it’s better known, our tax dollars.)
Admission is regularly $10 for adults (16 to 59), $8 for seniors (60+) and $5 for children (2 to 15.) [Read more…] about All Aboard! Free Days at Colorado Railroad Museum
Take a trip back to the 1800s when the Plains Conservation Center offers Wagon Tours most Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get to know the prairie in a whole new way. On a ride across the plains, participants watch for wildlife in the landscape, from prairie dogs to pronghorn antelope and birds of prey, beneath the great stretching sky while learning about the short grass prairie ecosystem along the way. [Read more…] about Fun, Yet Educational Wagon Tours at Plains Conservation Center
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
The first Saturday of the month, we compile the best freebies, discounts and deals in town for the upcoming month. The column will be fun mixture of food deals, can’t-miss sales and FREE or low-cost family-friendly events. To read this month’s column online, click here. [Read more…] about Find March’s “Cheap Checklist” in The Denver Post
Boulder Opera presents a double bill: Cavalleria Rusticana and Signor Deluso — two short operas that will have you laughing and crying. These passionate operas reach the extremes of human feeling and will keep you on the edge of your seat! A comedy of misunderstood betrayals and a drama of revenge and heartbreak.
Performances are May 3, 4, 8, 11 & 12 at the Nomad Playhouse. Tickets are normally $20 to $40, but you can get them for $15. [Read more…] about $15 Tickets to See Boulder Opera’s ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ & ‘Signor Deluso’
If your family is looking for a “rockin’ good time”, add the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum to your list of fun and informative gems in our very own backyard. Probably not well-known in the landscape of cheap-things-to-do-with-the-family, the Museum in Golden opened in 1874. And is definitely worth checking off your list of “been there, done that” for Colorado attractions. It’s a rocky experience, but in the best possible way! [Read more…] about Rock On! Enjoy Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum For Free
A masked bandit roams Colorado. Actually, a number of them. See these desperados for yourself up-close and personal once a month at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. This FREE event from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. is open to all.
Join a naturalist and meet the Refuge’s black-footed ferrets. Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why black-footed ferrets were released into the wild at the Refuge. You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack. Reservations are required. [Read more…] about See Live Black-Footed Ferrets at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
Greetings! We thought we knew about every factory tour in town, but you learn something new every day. You’ve definitely seen Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards in gift shops, flower shops and drugstores in Colorado. Now, you can watch as flat sheets of blank paper are transformed into the beautiful, full-color cards.
Feel the roar of printing presses, each the size of a school bus, as they crank out two sheets per second. Follow the production process through precise cutting equipment, the rush of automated batching, and super-fast machines folding 500,000 envelopes in a single shift. [Read more…] about Free Tours of Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards in Boulder
Just a reminder that there is still time to get your passes and enjoy our national parks this spring and summer. If you have a fourth grade student in your family, you are in luck. The Every Kid in a Park initiative means all fourth grade students and their families get FREE admission to national parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year – September 2018 through August 31, 2019.
The pass is valid for the 2018-2019 school year and grants FREE entry for the student and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally managed sites. Fourth graders, including home-schooled students, can get a paper pass by visiting this website. [Read more…] about 4th Graders & Families: Free Entry To All National Parks
The Arapahoe Libraries offers FREE Exploration Passes good for admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Four Mile Historic Park, Morrison Natural History Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, the Molly Brown House, Clyfford Still Museum and Dinosaur Ridge. Passes are available in limited quantities each day and allow different numbers of people to enter the attraction at no cost. [Read more…] about Free Attraction Passes Through Arapahoe Libraries
So it snowed… a lot more than the forecasters predicted. Despite the icy roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, a lovely snowfall is an excuse to go sledding, even if it is just down that tiny median in front of your home. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few with a store-bought sled and the envy of the sledding hill crowd.
If not, don’t despair. Coloradans are famous for their ingenuity when it comes to makeshift sleds. Our friend Jody Mace at Charlotte on the Cheap (a Southern gal, go figure) has come up with 17 DIY options. [Read more…] about 17 Easy Do-It-Yourself Sleds
No matter your musical taste, Swallow Hill Music has a FREE jam session or performance group opportunity for you. These monthly events are a great way to learn new music styles, refine your techniques and expand your repertoire. They are FREE and open to everyone (members and non-members) alike ages 18 and older. Here’s what’s on the schedule: [Read more…] about Sit In On Free Jam Sessions at Swallow Hill Music