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Current Seminars

7/16 6:00-7:30pm Women and Money…a beginners class
Holiday Inn, 7390 W. Hampden Ave, Lakewood
This class covers the financial planning process from start to finish.   Taught by Jo-Ann Holst, Investment Adviser.

8/7 6:00-7:30pm Women and Money…a beginners class
1st Bank Building in Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood
This class covers the financial planning process from start to finish.   Taught by Jo-Ann Holst, Investment Adviser.

8/13 6:00-7:30pm Women and Money…Investments and Income Planning
1st Bank Building in Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood
Building on the basics, this class goes into more detail about investment choices and income planning techniques discussing the pros and cons of each investment in today’s challenging economy.   Taught by Jo-Ann Holst, Investment Adviser.

9/10 6:00-7:30pm Women and Money…a beginners class
Golden Rec Center, 1470 10th St., Golden 80401
This class covers the financial planning process from start to finish.   Taught by Jo-Ann Holst, Investment Adviser.

9/15 6:00-7:00pm $marter Women Colorado…Social Security
Mountain Peace Boutique, 60615 S. Hwy. 285, Bailey (by Knotty Pine)
There is more to optimizing your Social Security benefit than deciding to take it at 62 or 70. File and suspend? Have an spouse or ex-spouse? Are you widowed? Married after the age of 60? What is best for you?   Taught by Patricia Frederiksen-Retirement Income Specialist

9/17 6:00-7:00pm $marter Women Colorado…what they didn’t teach us
Aspen Park Chiropractic 10903 Hwy 285 Ste. E203 Conifer
(Old Safeway Plaza)
Two people can save the same amount of money, grow it in different ways and have drastic differences in the final amount for retirement. Learn the basics that can optimize your earnings and your future income   Taught by Patricia Frederiksen, Retirement Income Specialist

9/23 6:00-7:00pm $marter Women Colorado…Social Security
Aspen Park Chiropractic 10903 Hwy 285 Ste. E203 Conifer
(Old Safeway Plaza)
There is more to optimizing your Social Security benefit than deciding to take it at 62 or 70. File and suspend? Have a spouse or ex-spouse? Are you widowed? Married after the age of 60? What is best for you?   Taught by Patricia Frederiksen-Retirement Income Specialist

To reserve your seat, contact Patricia Frederiksen 303-919-1020
or patf@comcast.net

July 2014 Free Events in Denver

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July 2014
Thursday and Friday Evenings Civic Center Bike-In Movie Series
Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the Outdoor Cinema Network, the FREE Civic Center Bike-In Movies Series invites cycling enthusiasts (and those using all other modes of transportation) to spend Thursday and Friday evenings in Civic Center Park (Broadway and Colfax Ave.). FREE. Bike racks will be available.

From 5280 Magazine
MY Denver Card: Denver kids ages five to 18 have year-round access to the 23 recreation centers and 29 pools in the city. If your child already has a Denver Public Library card, that card also becomes the MY Denver Card.
Lookout Mountain Nature Center Programs: Camps are expensive—and some of your little ones may not be ready to spend the night away from home. The Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers dozens of free classes for kids of all ages. Options include Preschool Nature Nuts and Junior Naturalists, a nature journaling club that guides kids in drawing outdoors.
Douglas Country Libraries Adventure Pass: If you live in Douglas County, reserve free passes to the Butterfly Pavilion, Dinosaur Ridge, the History Colorado Center, and the Plain Conservation Center. There are a finite number of passes available for each day, but you can reserve up to 30 days in advance. All you need is a Douglas County library card.

7/1 4 – 6pm Children’s Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver 80211

http://mychildsmuseum.org/events/TargetTuesdayNights.aspx

7/1 6:30pm KidStage Family Night – Chad Wonder
Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center, 1225 W. Belleview Av., Englewood
Chad Wonder, award winning magician, will be performing! Stick around for a free swim after the show.

http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/kidstage-family-nights

note7/2 7 -8pm Museum Summer Concert Series – Reveille 3
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton 80120

note7/2 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – Soul School
Pearl Street Mall

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks

7/2 10am – 5pm Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver
Boulder County resident Free Day

7/2 noon Summer in the City
Del Mar Park, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora 80011
We will celebrate Summer In The City with outdoor games, nature exploration and crazy fun at Del Mar Park every Wednesday from 12-2 p.m.! You’ll find FREE activities and everyone is invited. Inflatable Fun: run, jump & slide Play soccer, kickball and other sports Golf-zilla! A new way to learn golf Nature exploration Enjoy games at the Mobile Playground Free snacks

7/2 10 – 10:45am Performances in the Park – Eric West Music for Kids
Anderson park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

note7/2 6:30 – 8pm Performances in the Park – Chris Daniels and the Kings
AndersonPark, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

7note/2, 7/9, 7/1, 7/23, 7/30 7 – 9pm Broomfield Cultural Center Concert
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, 80020

http://www.broomfield.org/index.aspx?NID=242

7note/3 5 – 10pm Foothills Park – Concerts – Red, White & You!
Featuring Black Water – Rockin’ Tribute to the Doobie Brothers
6612 S. Ward St., Littleton 80127
Music, Community Booths, Fireworks, Food, Entertainment and lots of fun!

7/3 through 7/26 6 – 11pm Thursdays and Saturdays Oh Heck Yeah
On Champa Street, from the 16th Street Mall to 14th Street, will be transformed into an immersive street arcade. The arcade will be powered through a combination of Denver Theatre District’s LED screens, projections, street art, social media, local media and a website.
Games-Built by Denver- based, award-winning creative team of Legwork Studio and Mode Ste, the open source games will be played on the Denver Theatre District’s LED screen and as projections on buildings. In addition to a player’s smart device, their body will act as the game’s controller using a Microsoft Kinect. Game winners will earn “tickets” that can be traded for prizes offered by local businesses, works curated by local artists and/or pay it forward opportunities through local non -profit organizations.
Programming- Each night the arcade is in operation the public can expect ancillary participatory programming near the gaming stations that help reinforce the game’s narrative. Think karaoke, local bands, square dancing, local theatre and comedy show.

7/4 Happy Birthday America!

http://calendar.denverpost.com/denver_co/events/fireworks+schedule

7/4 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest Street, Denver 80246
Travel back to 1859…for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum – a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals! On the first Friday of each month, Four Mile Historic Park is offering free general admission, courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
info@fourmilepark.org www.FourMileHistoricPark.org

palette7/4 First Friday Art Walks
Art District on Santa Fe – Artify Your Brain. See, taste and feel the energy that is Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe
Belmar Block 7 Art District – Block 7 will feature four artist–owned working studios, a photographic school and a gallery showcasing a wide range of artwork by local artists. (Located in the Belmar City Center in Lakewood.)
Golden Triangle Museum District – Meet the artists, see new exhibitions, shop for local art and get inspired at the galleries open on First Friday. The neighborhood is also home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Kirkland Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum and the Byers–Evans House Museum with Plein Air art on display.
Navajo Street Art District – Stroll the district tucked away in the Lower Highlands area of Denver, home to amazing galleries, great performance art and ample parking. Join us for Day of the Dead celebrations. It’s truly one of the best little Art Districts in town to experience art!
Old South Gaylord & South Pearl – Take time to visit these two neighborhoods south of downtown Denver; both are home to many artist’s studios and galleries, along with one–of–a–kind shops and restaurants.
RiNo (River North Art District) – Tour the district “Where art is made!” RiNo is home to creative businesses and more than 60 galleries and studios and 150 artists including painters, media artists, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, designers and furniture makers.

palette7/5 Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver 80204

http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

7/5 1 – 4pm Centennial House Open Days
1671 Galena St., Aurora 80010
Tour Centennial House, one of Aurora’s original homes built in 1890. Museum staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

old car7/5 Super Cruise Nights
Golden
A large group of classic car owners converges on Golden the first Saturday of every month, May through October. They meet in the afternoon, in the South Golden Road area. Many gather near the Sonic Drive-In, an appropriate place for classic cars, but there are far too many to fit in that one space, so you’ll find them all up and down South Golden Road. At 7:30, they form a parade and cruise to downtown Golden. The cars are incredible, and people really enjoy walking around, looking at them, and talking with the owners.
www.goldensupercruise.com

note7/5 Concert on the Green –Under a Blood Red Sky
Stapleton – The Green

7/6 10am – 6pm Lone Tree Pool Day
Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone Tree 80124
Each year the City of Lone Tree and South Suburban Parks and Recreation District offer Lone Tree residents five free swim days throughout the summer at Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree.

note7/6 6pm City Park Jazz – SuCh
City Park Denver

7/6 12 noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder 80302

http://boulderhistory.org/index.asp

7/7 8pm Monday Movie Madness – Big
Infinity Park
New this year, Infinity Park has partnered up with Brigand Pictures to add an Independent Filmmaker Short Film Contest with the six finalists’ short films showcased immediately prior to each Monday Movie. With film submissions from around the world, a panel of judges has been tasked to review them and vote on their favorites. The winners of the film contest will be shown immediately prior to the feature movie at 7:45pm. All of the feature movies begin on the jumbo screen at 8pm, with the gates to the stadium at Infinity Park opening at 7pm.

7/8 6:30 pm KidStage Family Night – Bekah Smith
City Center Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Pkwy (at the base of the light rail bridge) Englewood
Join Bekah Smith for dazzling circus stunts and a laugh out loud comedy show! Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and join us for this free performance.

7/9 10 – 10:45am Performances in the Park – Beth Epley
Anderson park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

note7/9 6:30 – 8pm Performances in the Park – Bon Tee
Anderson park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

palette7/9, 7/16, 7/18, 7/26 Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway Suite 2-230 Englewood, CO 80110
MOA offers indoor galleries, studios and special events and programs.

http://www.moaonline.org/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx

note7/9 7 – 8pm Museum Summer Concert Series – Acoustic Eidolon
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton 80120

note7/9 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – The JV3
Pearl Street Mall

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks

note7/10 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concerts – Phat Daddy
Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St., Aurora 80014
Featuring Phat Daddy – High energy R&B, Rock and Contemporary Hits. Bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn for the city of Aurora’s 28th annual Aurora Summer Concerts series featuring a variety of music from pop to big band swing. Concerts are every Thursdays during the summer. Admission is free, and food is available for sale on site. In case of inclement weather, call 303-344-1500 after 3 p.m. on the day of the concert.

note7/10 7 – 8:30pm Apex PRD’s FREE Summer Concert Series – 101st Army Band and Centennial Wind Ensemble
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street
The Apex PRD is happy to present the Summer 2014 Free Summer Concert Series to Arvada. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy the music. Please remember no alcoholic beverages are permitted.

note7/10 6:30pm Sounds of Summer Concert – Papa Juke – Blues
City Center, Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Pkwy., (at the base of the light rail bridge near Englewood Civic Center) Englewood

7/11 9:30 -10:15 am Apex PRD Presents Children’s FREE Friday Morning Concert/Performance Series
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street
Enjoy a performance by Mary Beth Cross – Children’s Music. This park does not have a covered shelter for shade or seating, so please plan accordingly. In case of inclement weather, performances move to the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd.

7/11 5:30pm Dam Ducky Derby Kick Off Party
Downtown Evergreen
Join us for a kick-off party for the Dam Ducky Derby. There will be live music, a live auction food catered and donated by the Little Bear. This is your opportunity to buy ducks early and save big to be the big winner.

7/11 Friday Street Fair
Golden

theater mask7/11-12 Theater on the Green – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Stapleton – The Green

7/12  10am – 7pm   Elevation Celebration
Conifer/Aspen Park on Sutton Road off HWY 285
Summer Street Faire with artisans, live music, vendors and fun for the whole family.
Look for my Smarter Women Booth!

7/12 1 – 4pm DeLaney Farm Open Days
170 S. Chambers Rd, Aurora 80012
Tour the historic buildings, including the DeLaney Round Barn and the Gully Homestead House, & learn about the people who lived there 100 years ago. Museum staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

7/12 4:30 – 10pm Second Saturdays in Olde Town
Olde Town Arvada
Olde Town Arvada invites you to visit Grandview Avenue for this year’s 2nd Saturday Street Festivals! Musical headliners include The Wendy Woo Band (June), Kory Brunson Band (July), and Doctor Robert (August for the Retro-themed event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Beatles at Red Rocks). In addition to live music, there will be arts/crafts booths, food booths, Kids Zone, and beer/wine sales. Admission is FREE and the street will be closed to traffic for a fun and safe atmosphere for all ages! For more information
visitwww.OldeTownArvada.org

7note/13 6pm City Park Jazz – the Dave Watts Ensemble of Deepness
City Park, Denver

7/15 6:30pm Kidstage Family Night – Jeff & Paige
City Center Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Pkwy (at the base of the light rail bridge) Englewood
Jeff and Paige will be here for an entertaining show with a musical twist on nature and science! Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and join us for this free performance.

http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/kidstage-family-nights

note7/16 10 – 10:45am Performances in the Park – Black Hands Drum Ensemble
Anderson park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

note7/16 6:30 – 8pm Performances in the Park – Mariachi de Las Americas
Anderson Park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

7/16 6 – 7:30pm Women and Money….a beginner’s class
FUEL Financial at Holiday Inn, Hampden and Wadsworth
We have different learning styles and priorities when it comes to planning our finances. Learn how to grow and protect your money, taxes and inflation, setting goals, budget in a stress free and fun class.
Limited to first 20 people RSVP to Pat 303-919-1020 or PatF@comcast.net
www.FUELFinancial.com

note7/16 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – The Tripping Griswolds
Pearl Street Mall

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks

note7/16 5pm TROUT STEAK REVIVAL – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Evergreen Lake House Park
From Trout Steak Revival’s beginning as an informal jamming unit during treks through the Front Range, this Denver based roots quintet has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands.
www.evergreenlakepresents.com

note7/16 7 – 8pm Museum Summer Concert Series – Jon Chandler Trio
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton 80120

note7/17 7 – 8:30pm Apex PRD’s FREE Summer Concert Series – Katie Glassman and Snapshot – Old-Time, Western Swing
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street
The Apex PRD is happy to present the Summer 2014 Free Summer Concert Series to Arvada. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy the music. Please remember no alcoholic beverages are permitted.

note7/17 7 – 8:30pm Foothills Park – concerts – Mom’s Kitchen – Tribute to Widespread Panic
6612 S. Ward St., Littleton 80127

note7/17 6:30pm Sounds of Summer Concert – Raising Cain – Classic & Modern Rock, 80′s, Pop
CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway (at the base of the light rail bridge near Englewood Civic Center), Englewood,

note7/17 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concerts – Chris Daniels & the Kings
Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St., Aurora 80014
Featuring Chris Daniels & the Kings – Roots Rock and Roll with Horns – Bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn for the city of Aurora’s 28th annual Aurora Summer Concerts series featuring a variety of music from pop to big band swing. Concerts are every Thursdays during the summer. Admission is free, and food is available for sale on site. In case of inclement weather, call 303-344-1500 after 3 p.m. on the day of the concert.

theater mask7/18 7 – 8:30pm Shakespeare in the Park – Midsummer Night’s Dream
Clement Park, 6612 S. Ward St, Littleton 80127

palette7/19 4 – 8pm Art Walk Longmont
Artist and Venue list for locations
http://www.artlinklongmont.org/Artists_Venues.html http://www.artlinklongmont.org/index.html

7/19 – 7/20 Orthodox Food Festival and Old Globeville Days
Argo Park, 349 E. 47th Ave.
Sat, 11:00 am – 9:30 pm; Sun, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Enjoy great ethnic food and live entertainment at the 11th Annual Orthodox Food Festival and Old Globeville Days in Argo Park. Free admission. Sample outstanding food from Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece, Mexico, Italy, and Eritrea. Enjoy ethnic music and dance, craft and gift booths, childrens activities, an iconography exhibit, and tours of the historic landmark Orthodox cathedral. Dance the night away on Saturday 7p-9p to the music of variety cover band Willie and the Po Boys Reasonable prices. Presented by Holy Transfiguration of Christ Orthodox Cathedral. For more info call 303-294-0938
www.facebook.com/orthodoxfoodfestival

dragon boad7/19 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Sloans Lake, Denver
Boat Racing is an ancient Chinese sport that’s catching on across the US, as well as internationally, with competitions and cultural festivals held worldwide.

http://www.cdbf.org/.

7/19 5pm Movie in the Park
This summer the City is hosting a free outdoor movie series in the Centennial Center Park. Each event will feature unique entertainment, snacks and a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk.
In honor of event’s water theme, the Park water play area will stay open until dark and a bubble tower and bounce house with water slide will add to the fun! The Funnels food truck will be onsite selling gourmet funnel cakes.

note7/19 6pm Denver Municipal Band
Clement Park, 7306 West Bowles, Littleton

note7/19 Festival Concert – Matt Nasi Band & Austin Young Band
Stapleton – The Green

palette7/19-20 Open Arts Fest
Downtown Boulder,, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm
A Celebration of Visual Arts in Downtown Boulder
From whimsical and modern sculptures to traditional watercolors, oils & more, Open Arts Fest is a beautiful outdoor gallery nestled in the heart of downtown Boulder on the renowned Pearl Street Mall.

7/19-20 Summerfest
Buchannen Field – Evergreen
100 Fine arts and crafts vendors

7note/20 6pm City Park Jazz – The Dexter Payne Quintet
City Park, Denver
Sounds ranging from classical quartet to a samba-funk dance groove to a forro dance Party. Classical, improvised jazz combined with the vibrant romatic harmony and irresistible pulse of Brazil.
www.dexterpayne.com

7/21 8pm Monday Movie Madness – Mary Poppins
Infinity Park
New this year, Infinity Park has partnered up with Brigand Pictures to add an Independent Filmmaker Short Film Contest with the six finalists’ short films showcased immediately prior to each Monday Movie. With film submissions from around the world, a panel of judges has been tasked to review them and vote on their favorites. The winners of the film contest will be shown immediately prior to the feature movie at 7:45pm. All of the feature movies begin on the jumbo screen at 8pm, with the gates to the stadium at Infinity Park opening at 7pm.

7/22 6:30pm KidStage Family Night – Wayne Francis & Wingnut with the “Red Hot Chile Puppets”
City Center Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Pkwy (at the base of the light rail bridge) Englewood
Join Wayne Francis and Wingnut with the “Red Hot Chile Puppets” for an evening of life-sized puppets, cartoon voices, jokes, music and lots of fun! Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and join us for this free performance.

http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/kidstage-family-nights

7/23 10 – 10:45am Performances in the Park – Connie Elstun – Rabbits on Vacation
Anderson park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

note7/23 6:30 – 8pm Performances in the Park – Michael Friedman Jazz Quintet
Anderson park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

note7/23 7 – 8pm Museum Summer Concert Series – The Constant Tourists
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton 80120

note7/23 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – Fort Frances
Pearl Street Mall

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks

note7/24 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concerts – Hazel Miller
Meadowood Park, 3054 S. Laredo St, Aurora 80013
Featuring Hazel Miller – Blues, Jazz, R&B – Bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn for the city of Aurora’s 28th annual Aurora Summer Concerts series featuring a variety of music from pop to big band swing. Concerts are every Thursdays during the summer. Admission is free, and food is available for sale on site. In case of inclement weather, call 303-344-1500 after 3 p.m. on the day of the concert.

note7/24 7 – 8:30pm Foothills Park – Concerts – Littleton Conservatory of Rock
6612 S. Ward St., Littleton 80127

note7/24 7 – 8:30pm Apex PRD’s FREE Summer Concert Series – Mile High Wind Machine – Big Band
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street
The Apex PRD is happy to present the Summer 2013 Free Summer Concert Series to Arvada. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy the music. Please remember no alcoholic beverages are permitted. In case of inclement weather, performances move to the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Boulevard.

note7/24 6:30 pm Sounds of Summer Concert – Unforgettable – Dance Band of the 30′s, 40′s, & 50′s
CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway (at the base of the light rail bridge near Englewood Civic Center), Englewood,

palette7/25 5-8 pm Last Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Evergreen
Art Galleries are open until 8 pm on the last Friday of the month.
Galleries throughout Evergreen.
www.evergreenarts.org

theater mask7/25 7 – 8:30pm Shakespeare in the Park – Midsummer Night’s Dream
Clement Park, 6612 S. Ward St, Littleton 80127

7/25 7pm Friday Film Fest – How To Train Your Dragon
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial
This summer the City is hosting a free outdoor movie series in the Centennial Center Park. Each event will feature unique entertainment, snacks and a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk.
Be sure you don’t miss the animal-themed entertainment, including Top Hogs – the hilarious animal comedy show and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. The BTO Yogurt food truck will be onsite selling self-serve frozen yogurt.

http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/kidstage-family-nights

7/25 Movie on The Green – Hunger Games, Catching Fire
Stapleton – The Green

7/25 -27 Buffalo Bill Days
Scheduled every year for the last weekend in July, Buffalo Bill Days starts on Thursday with a golf tournament at Fossil Trace, and continues on Friday night with rides and vendors in Parfet Park. On Saturday morning, the Volunteer Fire Department provides a fund-raising pancake breakfast. A big parade through the downtown area follows, with many Golden businesses and non-profit organizations participating, plus a few organizations from the surrounding metro area. A stage in Parfet Park hosts live music all weekend.
www.buffalobilldays.com

7/26 9 – 11am Saturday at the Colorado Freedom Memorial
756 Telluride St. Aurora, 80011
Veterans, families of the fallen, military groups and service organizations, Scout troops and others are invited to this monthly guided tour of the Colorado Freedom Memorial, including stories of veterans honored on the memorial, future plans for the site, a description of the unique design features and more. Special guests and activities also will be included in the spring and summer months. A selection of shirts and hats will be available for purchase each month. Sponsored by Visit Aurora, KEZW-AM 1430 and the city of Aurora. More information at www.cfmf.net or 303-248-3990.

note7/26 6 – 8pm Denver Municipal Band Wind Festival – “Cannon Concert”
6612 S. Ward St., Littleton 80127

note7/27 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – Afrosippi Band
City Park, Denver
The band play s Afrosippi Blues, R&B, Rock and Roll, Sou, Raggae and World grooves. They sprinkle in some Dylan and Cajun for a little spice.

http://www.dantreanorband.com

7/28 9am – 5pm Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 80120

http://www.hudsongardens.org/content/hoursandprices.php

7/29 6:30pm KidStage Family Night – Meghan Casey
City Center Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Pkwy (at the base of the light rail bridge) Englewood
Meghan Casey will be bring puppet power to Fizz, Boom, Read! Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and join us for this free performance.

http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/kidstage-family-nights

note7/30 7 – 8pm Museum Summer Concert Series – 101st Army Dixieland Band
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton 80120

note7/30 10 – 10:45am Performances in the Park – Sue Schnitzer
Anderson park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

note7/30 5pm KATIE GALSSMAN AND SNAPSHOT – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Evergreen Lake House Park
Katie Glassman’s love affair with the fiddle began at the tender age of nine. Inspired by old-time Texas music, she began playing by ear and was soon winning numerous honors throughout the West
www.evergreenlakepresents.com

note7/30 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – The Country Music Project
Pearl Street Mall

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks

note7/30 6:30 – 8pm Performances in the Park – The Bluegrass Patriots
Anderson Park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 at the large pavilion

note7/31 7 – 8:30pm Foothills Park – Concert – Soul Sacrifice – A Santana Tribute
6612 S. Ward St. Littleton 80127
Entertainment and lots of fun!

note7/31 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concert – Raising Cain
Meadowood Park, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 80013
Raising Cain – Pop/Rock Variety Dance Music. Bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn for the City of Aurora’s 28th annual Aurora Summer Concerts series. Admission is free, and food is available for sale on site. In case of inclement weather, call 303-344-1500 after 3 p.m. on the day of the concert or listen to Studio 1430 KEZW for information on cancellations.

note7/31 6:30pm Sounds of Summer Concert – The Jersey’s – Beach & Classic Rock
CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway (at the base of the light rail bridge near Englewood Civic Center), Englewood,

note7/31 7 – 8:30pm Apex PRD’s FREE Summer Concert Series – Deja Blu – Variety Dance Band
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street
The Apex PRD is happy to present the Summer 2014 Free Summer Concert Series to Arvada. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy the music. Please remember no alcoholic beverages are permitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Steps to De-Clutter Your Finances Painlessly

organize financesTake control of your finances by organizing the clutter!
1-Set a box/basket in a prominent place to gather all your information from around the house. Select a pretty one since this may be seen for a long time as you gather your paperwork. Add folders for bills, statements, permanent papers, warranties & receipts, loose money in your car and house, uncashed checks gift cards, pay stubs and your last tax return. Don’t forget to look online. You may already have a more elaborate system in place, so use it!
2-Credit cards. Make a list of the account numbers, the due date, minimum payment, amount owed. If you can find the interest rate on the unpaid balance, add that to the list.
3-Pull a free credit report from the 3 bureaus. This will give you a list of your active, inactive and closed credit and the balances, lates, and credit limit. Check it against the statements you have and look for the statements you don’t have. Make a copy for yourself.
www.annualcreditreport.com or Equifax www.equifax.com
Experian www.experian.com
TransUnion www.transunion.com
4-List the due dates on your credit cards and call each credit card company and ask what day they report to the credit bureaus and how many days they need for processing. This date will most likely be different than your due date. You may pay off your card each month, but unless you pay it off before the report date with enough processing time, the bureaus see that you carry a balance. Add a column to your list of credit cards for the report date.
5-Car insurance. Again add this to your list of items to be paid each month. Car insurance renews every 6 months so you will most likely have several policies around. Look for the current and check the renewal date and add this to your list for future reference. (Do you have the insurance card in your wallet or car?)
6-Separate your statements-bank checking and savings accounts, stocks & mutual funds, bonds, trusts, IRAs, 401(k), and more. Make a list of these statements with account numbers, amounts in it, interest rates. You most likely get monthly or quarterly statements. As soon as you get the annual statement, you may dispose of that years statements.
7-Banks and credit unions-list your checking and savings accounts, Christmas account, an account attached to a loan, money markets, CDs. How many do you have? Add your check books and ATM cards. An ATM card has a different account number than the checking account.
8-Warranties, Instructions and Receipts-Keep the warranty, set of instructions and receipt for major items in your home as long as you have them. Receipts not needed for taxes or warranties may be tossed out after compared to your credit card statement.
9-Permanent Documents-Mortgage, Deed, Will, Estate planning documents, birth certificate, passport, marriage license, divorce decree, paid off loans (mortgages, HELOCs, student loans, car loans), personal loans.
10-SHRED IT – Don’t toss it!
Avoid identity theft by shredding offers, statements, bills with your name, address or account numbers.

June 2014 Calendar

June Calendar of Free Events

June Calendar of Free Events

June 2014

Thursday and Friday Evenings Civic Center Bike-In Movie Series
Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the Outdoor Cinema Network, the FREE Civic Center Bike-In Movies Series invites cycling enthusiasts (and those using all other modes of transportation) to spend Thursday and Friday evenings in Civic Center Park (Broadway and Colfax Ave.). FREE. Bike racks will be available.

From 5280 Magazine
MY Denver Card: Denver kids ages five to 18 have year-round access to the 23 recreation centers and 29 pools in the city. If your child already has a Denver Public Library card, that card also becomes the MY Denver Card.
Lookout Mountain Nature Center Programs: Camps are expensive—and some of your little ones may not be ready to spend the night away from home. The Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers dozens of free classes for kids of all ages. Options include Preschool Nature Nuts and Junior Naturalists, a nature journaling club that guides kids in drawing outdoors.
Douglas Country Libraries Adventure Pass: If you live in Douglas County, reserve free passes to the Butterfly Pavilion, Dinosaur Ridge, the History Colorado Center, and the Plain Conservation Center. There are a finite number of passes available for each day, but you can reserve up to 30 days in advance. All you need is a Douglas County library card.
5/30 6 – 7:30pm City Park Ice Cream Social
City Park, 17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd
This annual event is provided by the City Park Alliance and City Council District 8. Come for free ice cream provided by Boulder Ice Cream and stay for face paintings, entertainers, and a concert with the Denver Municipal Band. Random prizes will be provided to those who dress up in historical costumes.

June 1 6 – 8 pm City Park Jazz – the Hazel Miller Band
City Park Band Shell
Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, she is a force of nature! Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop or Gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul.
www.hazelmiller.com and www.harmonychorale.org

6/1 2pm Ute Pass Festival
Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park 80863
Featuring “Dixie Q” Dixieland Band, “Swing Factory” big band, Colorado Springs Community Band and “Stick, Pick and Chick +1”

6/1 12 – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Avenue, Boulder 80302

http://boulderhistory.org/index.asp

6/2 5:30 – 7pm Meadow Music Concerts
Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder 80302
Meadow Music programs are our most popular (and very fun) education events. Children and parents join OSMP’s Jeff Kagan, Paige Doughty and Mark Wesson for evenings of children’s music and nature education. The evening consists of a short, kid-friendly hike on the McClintock Trail followed by 45 minutes of nature music for kids on the Chautauqua Green. Best of kids ages 2-8. Meadow Music is free! Bring a picnic, bring a blanket, rain or shine.

6/2 6 – 7:30pm The Great Experience-Tai Chi on Welton
Denver Public Library, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St, Denver 80205
The Apprentice of Peace Wellness Studio presents an 8 week program designed to help participants gain insight into the healing aspects and the principles of Qi Gong, Yoga and Tai Chi. Participants will acknowledge and engage tension and stress in the body and relieve it at its core.

6/2, 6/30 Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver 80205
Natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and lectures that explore the wonders of science, Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
www.dmns.org

6/3 Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO 80128
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County. Bring your binoculars and wander the many trails. The area is known for exceptional bird watching.

http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/chatfield

6/4 5pm My Body Sings Electric – Summer Concert Series
Evergreen Lake House Park
Beginning June 4th and then every other Wednesday through August 27th, make your way to the Evergreen Lake House Park to meet your friends and neighbors, experience great music, and have a great time.
My Body Sings Electric’s music resonates with a sense of playfulness and lust for life. When you meet them in person, it’s easy to see why. Call their music indie. Call it pop. Call it what you will, but when you connect with the music from this band of lovable misfits, you’ll feel as if you just met your five new best friends.
www.evergreenlakepresents.com

6/4 7pm Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge
Panorama Park (East Field) 5600 W. 35th Ave.
Ages: 6-13 years
For more information, call Robin Lofton at 303-231-1312.
Challenge your baseball skills of throwing, hitting and running bases  with separate age divisions for boys and girls. Winners qualify for a chance to compete in a sectional and then a state championship and get to attend a Colorado Rockies game. This free baseball skills event is sponsored by the Wheat Ridge arks and Recreation Department and the Colorado Rockies. Pre-Register at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/youthsports by Wednesday

6/5 7 – 8am Sunrise T’ai-Chi and Walks in the Park
City Park Rose Garden, 17th Ave & Colorado Blvd., Denver 80238
“Sunrise T’ai Chi in the Park” kicks off in June and continues through September. Free and open to all, the public will have an opportunity to experience for themselves the ancient mind body exercise of t’ai-chi. Program includes demonstrations and follow along activities to celebrate the health benefits of this timeless meditation in motion.

6/6 5:30pm Lawn Concert: Springdale Quartet
Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock Street, Denver 80204
Clyfford Still Museum and the Swallow Hill Music Association are pleased to present three free summer lawn concerts in the Museum’s forecourt. Bring a blanket and picnic and join us to celebrate summer in the city.
Springdale Quartet
The sound and style of Colorado’s Springdale Quartet, rooted in jazz and blues traditions, have been described
as vintage yet contemporary. Drawing additionally from the musical institutions of heavy organ, upbeat funk, and progressive rock, Springdale’s live show is anything but antiquated-in fact,
it’s dance music! Springdale Quartet
has performed at some of Colorado’s
most prominent venues and festivals alongside acts including Maceo Parker, Soulive, The Bad Plus, the Benevento/ Russo Duo, Kyle Hollingsworth, The
New Mastersounds, and Karl Denson.

6/6 Music on the Plaza – Belmar
Fridays 6-8pm and Saturdays 2-4pm
Belmar Plaza, 464 S. Teller St., Lakewood 80226
Friends, food, patio seating and live outdoor music are the makings of your best Colorado summer close to home– in Belmar. And, one of the easiest summer getaways is an evening at Belmar’s Music on The Plaza summer concert series launching the 10th season on June 6, 2014 with free live music continuing on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons through August Make it a night (or a full afternoon) by enjoying a fresh cuisine on one of Belmar’s 18 restaurant patios.

6/6 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest Street, Denver 80246
Travel back to 1859…for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum – a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals!
www.FourMileHistoricPark.org

6/6 First Friday Art Walks
Art District on Santa Fe – Artify Your Brain. See, taste and feel the energy that is Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe
Belmar Block 7 Art District – Block 7 will feature four artist–owned working studios, a photographic school and a gallery showcasing a wide range of artwork by local artists. (Located in the Belmar City Center in Lakewood.)
Golden Triangle Museum District – Meet the artists, see new exhibitions, shop for local art and get inspired at the galleries open on First Friday. The neighborhood is also home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Kirkland Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum and the Byers–Evans House Museum with Plein Air art on display.
Navajo Street Art District – Stroll the district tucked away in the Lower Highlands area of Denver, home to amazing galleries, great performance art and ample parking. Join us for Day of the Dead celebrations. It’s truly one of the best little Art Districts in town to experience art!
Old South Gaylord & South Pearl – Take time to visit these two neighborhoods south of downtown Denver; both are home to many artist’s studios and galleries, along with one–of–a–kind shops and restaurants.
RiNo (River North Art District) – Tour the district “Where art is made!” RiNo is home to creative businesses and more than 60 galleries and studios and 150 artists including painters, media artists, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, designers and furniture makers.

6/7 through 7/26 6 – 11pm Thursdays and Saturdays Oh Heck Yeah
On Champa Street, from the 16th Street Mall to 14th Street, will be transformed into an immersive street arcade. The arcade will be powered through a combination of Denver Theatre District’s LED screens, projections, street art, social media, local media and a website.
Games-Built by Denver- based, award-winning creative team of Legwork Studio and Mode Ste, the open source games will be played on the Denver Theatre District’s LED screen and as projections on buildings. In addition to a player’s smart device, their body will act as the game’s controller using a Microsoft Kinect. Game winners will earn “tickets” that can be traded for prizes offered by local businesses, works curated by local artists and/or pay it forward opportunities through local non profit organizations.
Programming- Each night the arcade is in operation the public can expect ancillary participatory programming near the gaming stations that help reinforce the game’s narrative. Think karaoke, local bands, square dancing, local theatre and comedy show.

6/7 11am – 3pm Dinosaur Ridge Center – Outdoor Family Fun Day
Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park
Come and join us for some family fun! Good food, shale splitting, gold & rock panning, face painting, kids activity table, Live Wolves, Cool Science and so much more.

http://www.rmdrc.com

6/7 Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver 80204

http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

6/7 10am KidSpree
Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 80012
Free activities and performances, along with reasonably priced attractions, offers the ideal mix for families. The event is hosted by the city of Aurora, and entices both local residents and visitors with fantastic food, BMX Stunt Team, Colorado Disc Dogs, crafts, booths/vendors, pony rides, live performances, face painting and so much more. Free parking available at the Aurora Municipal Center garage and surrounding parking lots.

6/7 9am – 5pm Festival and Open House
Front Range birding Company
The raptor conservation group Hawk Quest featured from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their expert trainers will fly a Harris Hawk outdoors for all to see at Noon. All day there is an outdoor crafts fair. Local park rangers, Division of Wildlife officials, and the Audubon Society of Greater Denver will man educational booths. At 1 PM Denver’s Air life Helicopter will land. A Dove Race takes place at 2 pm for charity. Food and beverages will be available. Live music.

6/7 6 – 10pm Summer Blast Off – Featuring The Long Run: Experience the Eagles
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
This summer the City is hosting a free outdoor movie series in the Centennial Center Park. Each event will feature unique entertainment, snacks and a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk.
Entertainment for this sports-themed event includes Tae Kwando demonstrations, skeeball, arcade style basketball and hoola-hoop and jump rope contests. The BTO Yogurt food truck will be onsite selling self-serve frozen yogurt.

6/7 7am Lemonade Day Metro Denver
Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then it has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including Denver!

6/7-8 Capitol Hill People’s Fair
Civic Center Park

6/8 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – The Lynn Baker Quartet
City Park Band Shell
Lynn is an award winning composer, performer, and educator winning numerous awards. He is Director of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Program at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver where he directs the Lamont jazz Orchestra, coaches combos and teaches Jazz Improvisation, composition, history and techniques.

http://www.lynnbakerjazz.com

6/8 10am – 6pm Lone Tree Pool Day
Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone Tree
Free for Lone Tree Residents

6/8 11am – 2pm Kidsfest
Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree 80124
Come and join us at the Lone Tree Arts Center for a NEW City of Lone Tree event, Kidzfest. We want to celebrate school being out so come and celebrate with us! There will be great bands, a science corner, an art corner including professional 3-D chalk artists, and a Lone Tree Strider Cup Race.

6/11 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – The Samples
Pearl Street Mall, Boulder
From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County’s premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

6/11 10am – 5pm Clyfford Still Musuem – Adams County Resident Free Day
1250 Bannock Street, Denver
The Clyfford Still Museum, in the heart of Denver’s vibrant arts district, announced today that in appreciation of the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and in the spirit of community engagement, the Museum will offer free admission on select days for specific county residents throughout the summer of 2014.
www.clyffordstillmuseum.org

6/12 6 – 7:30pm Women and Money….a beginner’s class
FUEL Financial, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226 (1st Bank Building in Belmar)
We have different learning styles and priorities when it comes to planning our finances. Learn how to grow and protect your money, taxes and inflation, setting goals, budget in a stress free and fun class.
Limited to first 20 people RSVP to Pat 303-919-1020 or PatF@comcast.net
www.FUELFinancial.com

6/12-15 10am – 6pm Parker Days Festival
O”Brien Park
Parker Days Festival has been the premier family event in Parker, Celebrating 37 years in 2014. The festival attracts more and more people to Parker, Colorado each year. With an attendance of more than 120,000 who attended the festival weekend to enjoy carnival rides, attractions, music from live bands, arts and crafts exhibitors, a Car Show on Sunday, and two stages with beer gardens. Free to attend. $25 for carnival tickets.

6/12 Skyline Park Movies – Monsters University
Skyline Park, 16th & Arapahoe, Denver 80202
So you’ve snagged a few friends for happy hour and dinner, and now you’re looking for a place to stretch out under the stars? Perhaps you’re taking the kids to see the sights Downtown and want to cap the evening off with one final treat? Check out the Southwest Movies at Skyline Park! All movies begin at dusk in Skyline Park at 16th and Arapahoe. Come early to snag the best seats. Pets (on leash) welcome. Sponsored by Southwest Airlines, this series is in cooperation with Denver Parks and Recreation and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

6/12 – 14 21st Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco
Frisco Main Street
2014 marks 21 years of the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco. The event kicks off on Thursday, June 12, with an evening of live music. The BBQ Challenge will run Friday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Approximately 70 BBQers will compete for a variety of awards. Teams compete in a wide range of categories. This event attracts over 30,000 people each year! If you’d like to purchase food, beverage, souvenirs, etc. at the event, attendees purchase Hogback tickets which serve as the currency of the event.

6/12 Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora 80012
The only public, FREE museum in Aurora, Colorado, the Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs.

https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/ArtsandCulture/Museum/index.htm

6/13 4pm RidgeGate WalkConcerts with 17th Avenue All-Stars
Kick start your weekend with a mash-up of entertainment, food, and family! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and all of the kids. Enjoy a stroll or brisk walk around the paved perimeter of the park while listening to the great music of 17th Avenue All-Stars.

6/13 7pm Friday Film Fest – Kung Fu Panda
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave. Centennial
This summer the City is hosting a free outdoor movie series in the Centennial Center Park. Each event will feature unique entertainment, snacks and a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk.
Entertainment for this sports-themed event includes Tae Kwando demonstrations, skeeball, arcade style basketball and hoola-hoop and jump rope contests. The BTO Yogurt food truck will be onsite selling self-serve frozen yogurt.

6/13-14   Juneteenth Music Festival
Five Points, Denver
Commemorated in cities across the nation and around the world, Juneteenth is a cultural event celebrated by diverse people of all colors, backgrounds, and nationalities.. joining hands to mark the ending of slavery and the beginning of African American independence in the United States. Denver, Colorado’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations, drawing in record numbers of festival-goers and participation. The two-day event features live performances, art and cultural exhibitions, and food and commercial vendors; with partners and sponsors ranging from community support networks and organizations, to local and international companies.

6/14 Flag Day

6/14 6 – 11pm Littleton Main Street Block Party
Experience Downtown Littleton’s charm at the 10th Annual Littleton Main Street Block Party.
Ticket presales begin May 26 at many Downtown Littleton Merchants, look for the posters in the windows. For more information call 303.795.5006

6/14, 6/26, 6/28 MOA – Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway Suite 2-230 Englewood, CO 80110
MOA offers indoor galleries, studios and special events and programs.

http://www.moaonline.org/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx

6/14 10am – 8:30pm 32nd Annual Highlands Street Fair
Highlands Square
Featuring 10 am kickoff with traditional Scottish bagpipe music, Over 180 vendor booths featuring artisan wares, leather goods, jewelry, photography, paintings, pottery, clothing, furniture and much more, 15 bands on two Main Stages, Two Kid’s Zone Areas with activities and games for kids of all ages, Classic Car Show and Food Courts and Beer Gardens.

6/14 10am – 2pm Highlands Ranch Classic Car Show
Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd. Highlands Ranch 80126
Come and show off your classic ride, or just enjoy your neighbor’s. The Classic Car Show is a fun day that is sure to take you back. Great cars, motorcycles, food, music, and more are at this popular and free event. It’s only $15 to enter a car or motorcycle; or $20 the day of the event! The first 125 entries receive dash plaques.

6/14 5 – 11pm Rockin’ Block Party
Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood 80026
A free, fun-filled evening full of games, live music “Boogie Machine” and a movie “Back to the Future” under the stars preceded by an afternoon of valuing your antiques and keepsakes and honoring our military’s history from. What’s it Worth is from 10 pm -3 pm with a $5 per item charge.

6/14 10am – 2pm Dinosaur Discover Day – National Get Outdoors Day
16831 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison 80465
Hands-on activities such as gold panning, fossil sifting, metal detecting and dinosaur track painting will be available at the Visitor Center! Try geode cracking and sluicing for a nominal charge.

6/14 12 – 5pm Longhopes Donley Shelter Open House
Bennett
The Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett is hosting our annual open house on Saturday, June 14th from 12-5pm. We’ll have door prizes, raffles, auction items, donkey rides and refreshments – and of course, lots of donkeys to hug! Only 30 minutes east of Denver on I70

6/14 6 – 9pm Summer Concert Series
Sweetwater Park, 8300 ½ Sweetwater Road, Lone Tree 80124
Each summer, the City of Lone Tree hosts an exciting FREE Summer Concert Series in beautiful Sweetwater Park. This past year’s series included Mary Louise Lee Band, Dotsero, The Samples, and Hamilton Loomis.

6/14 4:30 – 10pm Second Saturdays in Olde Town
Olde Town Arvada invites you to visit Grandview Avenue for this year’s 2nd Saturday Street Festivals! Musical headliners include The Wendy Woo Band (June), Kory Brunson Band (July), and Doctor Robert (August for the Retro-themed event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Beatles at Red Rocks). In addition to live music, there will be arts/crafts booths, food booths, Kids Zone, and beer/wine sales. For more information, visitwww.OldeTownArvada.org

6/14 Kingdom Days
Breckenridge
Kingdom Days is a town wide heritage celebration that honors the town’s mining roots with free activities including outhouse races, gold panning and museum tours.
www.gobreck.com…

6/15 Father’s Day

6/15 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – Ritmo Jazz Latino
Seven gifted musicians who specialize in the infectious rhythms of Latin Music.

http://ritmojazzlatino.com

6/18 5pm Jon Wayne and The Pain – Summer Concert Series
Evergreen Lake House Park
Beginning June 4th and then every other Wednesday through August 27th, make your way to the Evergreen Lake House Park to meet your friends and neighbors, experience great music, and have a great time.
Reggae rockers Jon Wayne and the Pain have been carving a sizable niche in the in the reggae-rock genre. Their third release, “Surrender” builds upon the success of the group’s sophomore album which adds Jam and EDM to their unique mix of Reggae, Rock, and Dub that fans can’t get enough of. Jon, Teeto, and Chuckie are the ultimate coast-to-coast road warriors having played an average of twenty shows per month for the last four years.
www.evergreenlakepresents.com

6/18 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – Hazel Miller Band
Pearl Street Mall, Boulder
From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County’s premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

6/21 First Day of Summer

6/21 12 noon until ? 40th Annual Lou bunch Day
Central City Main Street
Street Festival with Live Entertainment and bed racing! Meet the Madams of Central City!
www.loubunchday.org

6/21 9am Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
Evergreen Fine Art Gallery is proud to host the 4th Annual Weekend in the West Art Show and Sale. This National Invitational Exhibit features sixty well-known artists and sculptors from across the country. Festivities will begin with a Western-Style art opening and reception on Friday, June 20, 2014. On Saturday, June 21, featured artists will participate in a Quick-Draw in the Sculpture Garden followed by a Champagne Brunch and Live Auction, a ticketed event. Enjoy live music by Cowboy-Poet Dean Himes.
www.evergreenfineart.com

6/21 Denver PrideFest 2014
Civic Center Park
Recognized as one of the top ten pride events in the country, Denver’s PrideFest is a celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), more than 250,000 people from Colorado and surrounding areas come out to enjoy the parade, rally, music, entertainment, food and much more.

6/21, 6/28 Southwest Movies at Skyline Park
It doesn’t get much better than a FREE, family friendly movie under the stars in the heart of downtown Denver. And that’s exactly what you get all summer long at Skyline Park (on the corner of 16th and Arapahoe Sts.), thanks to Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Movies at Skyline Park 2014 lineup:
June 21 – “Saving Mr. Banks”
June 28 – “Finding Nemo”

6/22 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – tribute to Freddy Rodriguez Sr.
City Park Band Shell
At 83, Freddy Rodriguez St. has led the Jazz Connection for more than 30 years performing nightly at Denver’s famed El Chapultepec jazz Club.

6/22 10am – 6pm Lone Tree Pool Day
Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone tree 80124
Each year the City of Lone Tree and South Suburban Parks and Recreation District offer Lone Tree residents five free swim days throughout the summer at Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree.

6/25 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks – Mountain Standard Time
Pearl Street Mall, Boulder
From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County’s premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

6/26 6pm- 7:30pm- Women and Money- Investments and Income Planning

FUEL Financial, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226 (1st Bank Building in Belmar)

Building on the basics, this class goes into more detail about investment choices and income planning techniques. Jo-Ann discusses the similarities and differences between 401(k)s, IRA’s, Roth products, annuities, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, CDs, and other investment vehicles. Jo-Ann also teaches strategies to maximize your retirement income by considering the pros and cons of each investment, and which investments to use now and later. Learn how to insure life-long income to cover your expenses throughout retirement.

6/27 11am – 7pm 16th Street Fair
16th Street, Denver 80202 Pedestrian Mall
The 16th Street Fair is a celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media. This is Downtown Denver’s premier art and craft festival.

6/27 5-8 pm Last Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Evergreen
Art Galleries are open until 8 pm on the last Friday of the month.
Galleries throughout Evergreen.
www.evergreenarts.org

6/27 7pm Friday Film Fest – Back to the Future
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial
This summer the City is hosting a free outdoor movie series in the Centennial Center Park. Each event will feature unique entertainment, snacks and a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk.
Entertainment for this science-themed event includes hover crafts, a make your own slime booth and fun interactive experiments. The BTO Yogurt food truck will be onsite selling self-serve frozen yogurt.

6/28 9am – 9pm Aurora Arts Festival
Fletcher Plaza, 989998 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 80011
Arts festival in Original Aurora. The theme this year is Upcycle with several artists showing work made out of recycled materials. We’ll have live music and performances all day! Also interactive crafts for the kids as well.

6/28 9:30 am – Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Bond Park, Elkhorn & MacGregor, Estes Park 80517
Largest Scandinavian festival in the Rocky Mountains. Annual midsummer celebration includes Scandinavian crafts, vendors, food, music and dancing, craft & lefse demonstrations, wreath making, Viking encampment/combat, Scandinavian auto show, folk dress show, silent auction, and raffle air fare for two on Icelandair. Starts 9:30 Saturday with raising of the maypole, followed by colorful parade of flags and opening ceremonies. Live entertainment all day. Free, all ages, wheelchair accessible.

6/28-29 Cherry Blossom Festival
Tri State Denver Buddhist Temple
Japanese culture and heritage are showcased in this annual event, now in its 42nd year. Dance, taiko drums, and martial arts are featured on the outdoor stage, while inside the Denver Buddhist Temple are food sales, exhibits, and demos. Free admission. Charge for food.

6/28-29 Donkey Derby Days
Cripple Creek Downtown
Now in its 83rd year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town�s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town�s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and other fun family activities that will make your visit one to remember!

http://www.cripplecreek.com/events2014

6/28-29 10am – 6pm Sand in the City
Ralston Park, 64th Ave & Simms
Colorado’s Premier Beach Party, in the Heart of Arvada! Access to view GIANT sand sculptures, Live music on a full stage, Local vendors offering tons of shopping, food, and beverage choices, The Kid Zone with activities for kids of all ages including a giant sandbox, bouncy castles, and games, Craft beer from local breweries, VIP area in which to relax and enjoy Arvada’s own sand beach.
The event raises funds and awareness for the chamber and the city’s many business, nonprofit, and community offerings. Don’t miss out on your chance to play in the sand and sun!

6/29 6 – 8pm

City Park Band Shell
Gumbo Le Funque is a band from Colorado that Specializes in New Orleans style funk powered by the mightiest rhythm section in the region. This muscular groove is funky modern roots music that pays homage to the musical melting pot that is the Big Easy.
www.gumbolefunque.com

Love Music? Check out these web sites for DU and UCD. There are concerts and recitals by students and faculty for free or very low cost. Guest artists that come for the Colorado Symphony also do mini concerts for the students/public. It is a wealth of excellent music! UCD also offers theater from their drama majors. ♪

http://ducal.du.edu/webevent/scripts/webevent.plx?cmd=calmonth;calID=272

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CAM/events/Pages/index.aspx

Not free but…SCFD 10 for $10
Low cost ticket program supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts provides $10 tickets throughout the year. Supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, we invite people who have not experienced the joy of live theatre to attend. Each Tuesday at 10am, we will release “10 for $10″ – a limited number of $10 tickets for every Denver Center Theatre Company performance in the coming week (up to 25 shows per week). Occasionally, tickets to select Denver Center Attractions shows may be available.
How to buy – each Tuesday at 10am: Call 303.893.4100 or Visit our Box Office at Speer & Arapahoe in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex

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May Calendar

ma editedy5/1 May Day

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 5pm Flo’s Underground Jazz
Lamont School of Music – Newman Center for the Performing Arts – Williams Recital Salon

5/2 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest Street, Denver 80246
Travel back to 1859…for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum – a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals! On the first Friday of each month, Four Mile Historic Park is offering free general admission, courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
info@fourmilepa​rk.org www.FourMileHis​toricPark.org

5/2 2 – 2:30 pm Baehrden Historic Lodge Tour (Pine)
Pine Valley Ranch Open Space Park, 30400 Crystal Lake Road, Pine CO (map)
After being closed to the public for decades, this historic lodge is now re-opening to the public! Built in 1927, Baehrden is a classic representation of the rustic Colorado Alpine style of architecture. You will marvel at the newly restored Grand and Dining Room and most of the furnishings in the lodge are original. Tours are approximately 30 minutes long. Ages 10 yrs to adult. There are steep stairs leading up to the lodge. Registration for this program opens at 9:00 AM one month before the date of the program. If you are registering after this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.

http://www.even​tbrite.com/e/ba​ehrden-historic​-lodge-tour-300​-pm-tickets-110​43660887?aff=eo​rg

5/2 5 – 9pm Museo de las Americas
Santa Fe Dr., Denver
Joining the many diverse art galleries and museums that make up the Santa Fe Arts District, Museo de las Americas opens its doors to visitors on the first Friday of each month free of charge. Art-walkers along Santa Fe Drive may visit the Museo for free from 5-9pm and enjoy drinks and our current exhibition. http://museo.or​g/programming/m​onthly-events/

5/2 6 – 9pm Arts Street – Free Movie (Denver)
Osage St., Denver 80204
Every first Friday of the month, Arts Street starts popping the kernels, chills the soda-pop, and picks a movie to be shown on our big screen projector for all members of the community to see.

http://arts-str​eet.org/

5/2 First Friday Art Walks
Art District on Santa Fe – Artify Your Brain. See, taste and feel the energy that is Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe
Belmar Block 7 Art District – Block 7 will feature four artist–owned working studios, a photographic school and a gallery showcasing a wide range of artwork by local artists. (Located in the Belmar City Center in Lakewood.)
Golden Triangle Museum District – Meet the artists, see new exhibitions, shop for local art and get inspired at the galleries open on First Friday. The neighborhood is also home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Kirkland Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum and the Byers–Evans House Museum with Plein Air art on display.
Navajo Street Art District – Stroll the district tucked away in the Lower Highlands area of Denver, home to amazing galleries, great performance art and ample parking. Join us for Day of the Dead celebrations. It’s truly one of the best little Art Districts in town to experience art!
Old South Gaylord & South Pearl – Take time to visit these two neighborhoods south of downtown Denver; both are home to many artist’s studios and galleries, along with one–of–a–kind shops and restaurants.
RiNo (River North Art District) – Tour the district “Where art is made!” RiNo is home to creative businesses and more than 60 galleries and studios and 150 artists including painters, media artists, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, designers and furniture makers.

5/3 Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver 80204
On the first Saturday of every month, you can enjoy the DAM’s art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime! Free general admission does not include ticketed exhibitions, which require a fee.

http://www.denv​erartmuseum.org​/

5/3 Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden
17155 W. 44th Ave. golden 80403
The top Colorado attraction for train enthusiasts also has free days! A few free days are held each year at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. This museum features a diverse collection of trains, some restored and some not, located outdoors. You can climb aboard some of them. There are also indoor museum exhibits and a huge indoor miniature train layout that is operated by quarters.
This year, as last year, the Colorado Railroad Museum is being extremely stingy with free days. But if you are looking for things to do in Colorado with the kids in the family, this is a museum that you should not miss.

5/3 10am – 4pm Free Comic Book Day Autograph Party with Henry Winkler
Mile High Comics Megastore 4600 Jason Street, Denver 80211
Mile High Comics Megastore is proud to present a special FCBD event with an autograph signing by Henry Winkler. Free comic books will be given to all, and there will be a line to meet, and get autographs from “The Fonz

5/3,  5/4 Denver Cinco De Mayo Festival
Civic Center Park
One of the best ways to experience Denver’s rich Hispanic heritage is to visit the annual free Denver Cinco De Mayo Festival, one of the best things to do in Denver on a May weekend.
The festival is held in the Civic Center Park area. There are free music performances at the park amphitheatre, as well as dance performances at the folklore stage. Both stages highlight Hispanic folk history through rich and colourful song and dance. This festival usually has great Denver spring weather and features local crafts and performers in their hometown.
Another perk to this festival is that product manufacturers will be there with free samples of all kinds. You can really load up if you are willing to wait in the sometimes long lines.
The Cinco De Mayo Festival Parade takes place at on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.

5/5 Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO 80128
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County. Bring your binoculars and wander the many trails. The area is known for exceptional bird watching.

http://www.bota​nicgardens.org/​our-gardens/cha​tfield

5/6 4 – 8pm Children’s Museum

5/13 or 5/15 6 – 7:30pm Women and Money….a beginner’s class
FUEL Financial, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226 (1st Bank Building in Belmar)
We have different learning styles and priorities when it comes to planning our finances. Learn how to grow and protect your money, taxes and inflation, setting goals, budget in a stress free and fun class.
Limited to first 20 people RSVP to Pat 303-919-1020 or PatF@comcast.net
www.FUELFinancial.com

5/9 4pm Ridgegate WalkConcerts with Skean Dubh
Prairie Sky Park-South Suburban Parks and Recreation

5/11 Mother’s Day

5/13 6 – 7 :30pm  Women and Money- A Beginner’s Class

FUEL Financial, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226 (1st Bank Building in Belmar)

As women we know, that we have different priorities and learning styles than men. Women tend to live longer, chose safety over risk, are caregivers, stay home with kids, and plan for the future. This class covers the financial planning for women process from start to finish, including: setting financial goals, creating a budget, Roth and Traditional IRA’s, spousal Social Security benefits, investment choices, taxes and inflation and more. This fun, easy to understand class is given by Investment Advisor, Jo-Ann Holst.

RSVP Pat 303-919-1020 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-and-moneya-begginners-class-tickets-11596795327

5/14 MOA – Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway Suite 2-230 Englewood, CO 80110
MOA offers indoor galleries, studios and special events and programs.

http://www.moao​nline.org/HOME/​tabid/36/Defaul​t.aspx

5/15 7:30 pm Lamont Chorale, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Choir
Newman Center for the performing Arts – Gate Concert Hall
Complimentary parking in the Newman Center garage one hour prior to the performance (enter off E. Wesley Ave.

5/16 6-9pm Art Night In (Lafayette)
pARTiculars, 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette
Please join us to explore the world of art in a series of fun-filled, hands-on workshop and demos during our openings on the third Friday of each month.

http://www.part​icularsart.com/​events/

5/17 11am-8pm Five Points Jazz Festival
Five Points, Denver
Presented by Denver Arts & Venues
The Five Points Jazz Festival, now in its 11th year, brings people together for a day of food, fun and fantastic music. The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May each year and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more. Since its inception in 2004, the Five Points Jazz Festival has grown each year in size and popularity. In 2013 more than 16,000 people attended the festival to hear more than 20 local bands on six stages.  On May 17, 2014, 23 bands are scheduled on seven stages. You won’t want to miss the Main Stage headliners, the Nelson Rangell quartet and Brad Leali.

5/17 8:30 – 10:30pm Observatory Open House (Pine)
Pine Valley Ranch Open Space Park, 30400 Crystal Lake Road, Pine
Stop at activities as you hike up the road to the historic William Baehr Observatory to learn about stars, planets, constellations, deep space objects and more. We recommend that you arrive between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm for ample time to visit all the stations. Ages 10 to adult. Registration for this program is available one month before the date of the program. If you are registering during this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.

http://www.even​tbrite.com/e/ob​servatory-open-​house-tickets-1​1043500407?aff=​eorg

5/18 9 – 10am Foothill Wildflowers (Conifer)
Reynolds Park, 14070 S Foxton Rd, Conifer
Walk with a Native Plant Master and look for spring wildflowers. Discover the importance of our native plants to wildlife and humans. Ages 10-adult. Registration for this program is available one month before the date of the program. If you are registering during this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.

http://www.even​tbrite.com/e/fo​othill-wildflow​ers-tickets-110​43540527?aff=eo​rg

5/20 6 -7pm $marter Money Colorado – what they didn’t teach us
FUEL Financial 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226 (1st Bank Building in Belmar)
Does 2+2 always equal 4? Learn fun facts that affect all areas of your money.
RSVP to Pat 303-919-1020 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marter-money-coloradowhat-we-didnt-learn-in-school-tickets-11596456313
www.SmarterWomenColorado.com

5/21 6 – 7:30pm Women and Money – Investments and Income Planning
FUEL Financial, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226 (1st Bank Building in Belmar)
Building on the basics, this class goes into more detail about investment choices and income planning techniques. Learn the differences in investment vehicles and learn strategies to maximize your retirement income. Class given by Investment Advisor, Jo-Ann Holst.
RSVP Pat 303-919-1020 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-and-moneyinvestments-and-income-planning-tickets-11596861525

5/21 Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver
As more and more historic properties were demolished in the 1960s, a group of preservation-mi​nded Denver citizens joined efforts in 1970 to rescue the home of Titanic survivor Margaret Tobin Brown — a.k.a the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown. Enjoy a guided tour of this famous Titanic survivor and Denver icon.

http://www.moll​ybrown.org/

5/22 7:30pm 4th Annual Music Theatre Cabaret
Newman Center for the Performing Arts – Hamilton Recital Hall
Musical Theatre students perform Broadway classics in Hamilton just prior to their entrances on professional stages from the Great White Way to the West Coast.
Complimentary parking in the Newman Center garage one hour prior to the performance (enter off E. Wesley Ave.

5/22 7:30pm Lamont Steel Drum Ensemble
Newman Center for the Performing Arts – Gates Concert Hall
Complimentary parking in the Newman Center garage one hour prior to the performance (enter off E. Wesley Ave. Free Admission, ticket required.

5/23 – 5/24 2:30 – 9:30 pm Denver Day of Rock
Presented by Concerts for Kids at Skyline Park
Kick off summer at the fifth annual Denver Day of Rock! Join us on Friday, May 23 for our inaugural evening concert at Skyline Park. The music continues on Saturday, May 24, as 25 bands grace five stages across the 16th Street Mall from 2:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Enjoy this FREE outdoor concert put on by Concerts For Kids and help benefit the children of our community. Full line up of bands.

5/23 – 5/25 16th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Friday 4pm Saturday/Sunday 11am
The Downntown Denver Arts festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to support Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists. Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memoral Day Weekend. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 125,000 expected to attend.

http://www.downtowndenverartsfestival.com/

5/24 11:30am Memorial Day Parade and Tribute Ceremony
Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave.
Denver will celebrate Memorial Day 2014 by commemorating those who lost their lives while serving our country during the Denver Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. The parade is followed by the Veterans Memorial Day Tribute at the Veterans Monument. The parade will be held in Downtown Denver in and around Civic Center Park.

5/24, 5/25 ArtStir
Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St. Denver
Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. .
Artstir Denver is a creative art market exclusively showcasing Colorado Artists designed to stir up the artist in all of us with a spirited showcase of Colorado art, music and style. Featured works include paint, sculpture, photography, drawings, textiles, furnishings and mixed media.

5/24 – 5/26 The Boulder Creek Festival on Memorial Day Weekend
Downtown Boulder along Boulder Creek in Central Park along Canyon Blvd.
The Boulder Creek Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend in Boulder along Boulder Creek, and features great free music, dancing, rides for the kids, and other entertainment.
There are also a large number of companies on hand giving out free samples and demonstrations of their products. For instance, some of the popular attractions in the past have been the free Segway rides and the organic and health food booths handing out free samples of their products.
The band shell stage will host many big name performers throughout the weekend.
The Boulder Creek festival has a large number of artisan tents featuring the best works from Colorado artists and vendors. You’ll also find many green development organizations on hand with information on how to go green and support Colorado’s environment and green economy.

5/26 Memorial Day

5/29 7:30pm Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
The orchestra and choirs celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the University of Denver with special performance of Richard Strauss: Don Quixote with retiring cello faculty member Richard Slavich and the Gabriel Faure: requiem in D Minor, Op 48.
Free admission, ticket required. Reserved seats are available for $5.
Complimentary parking in the Newman Center garage one hour prior to the performance (enter off E. Wesley Ave.

5/30 5-8 pm Last Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Evergreen
Art Galleries are open until 8 pm on the last Friday of the month.
Galleries throughout Evergreen.
www.evergreenarts.org

5/31 – 6/1 Denver Chalk Art Festival
Larimer Square
Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-7:00pm
A little bit of Italy comes to The Mile High City every summer, thanks to the annual Denver Chalk Art Festival. This year’s event takes place May 31-June 1, 2014.
The art you’ll encounter during the Denver Chalk Art Festival isn’t in galleries — it’s on the pavement! The event features more than 150 professional and amateur artists who will spend hours on their hands and knees over the course of two days transforming Larimer Square into a bright and colorful street museum using vivid pastel chalks.
The Piazza dell’Arte (“square of art”) tradition stretches all the way back to 16th-century Renaissance Italy, when the artists of the era began using asphalt as a canvas, creating temporary masterpieces with chalk. The artists were called “madonnari,” after their customary practice of recreating chalk paintings of the Madonna. Historically, madonnari were known for their life of travel and freedom, making their living from coins received from passers-by.
In the 20th century, the tradition fell by the wayside until the 1970s, when the small town of Grazie di Curtatone in Italy started the first International Street Painting Competition. Today, artists worldwide are taking to the streets, bringing with them new ideas, techniques and excitement for this ancient form of expression. Handmade French pastels have replaced the simple chalks previously used and the paintings have become complicated images of traditional master-style works, modern pieces and surreal chalk originals.
Creating these amazing works of art requires more than just scribbling on the sidewalk. First, the artist must draw an outline of the original painting in proper proportion using pencil or a charcoal pastel. Then they begin to lay the base of colors. Using a number of colored pastels, the artist layers the chalk, blending the colors to create shadow, contrast, and depth. The art may not last long, but that’s sort of the point. The fun in this kind of art is in the performance aspect — visitors to the Denver Chalk Art Festival will be given the rare opportunity to watch as an artist transforms a spot of blank asphalt into a beautifully expressive painting.
Of course, that’s not all that attendees will be doing at the festival. There will be music, Italian food, wine tasting tents and an art gallery, not to mention a kids’ corner where your young ones will get a chance to make some chalk art of their own!

Love Music? Check out these web sites for DU and UCD. There are concerts and recitals by students and faculty for free or very low cost. Guest artists that come for the Colorado Symphony also do mini concerts for the students/public. It is a wealth of excellent music! UCD also offers theater from their drama majors. ♪

http://ducal.du.edu/webevent/scripts/webevent.plx?cmd=calmonth;calID=272

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CAM/events/Pages/index.aspx

Not free but…SCFD 10 for $10
Low cost ticket program supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts provides $10 tickets throughout the year. Supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, we invite people who have not experienced the joy of live theatre to attend. Each Tuesday at 10am, we will release “10 for $10″ – a limited number of $10 tickets for every Denver Center Theatre Company performance in the coming week (up to 25 shows per week). Occasionally, tickets to select Denver Center Attractions shows may be available.
How to buy – each Tuesday at 10am: Call 303.893.4100 or Visit our Box Office at Speer & Arapahoe in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex