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Tax Exemption for Seniors

property tax exemption

Maybe!

Were you 65 as of January 1? You may qualify for a Senior Property Tax Exemption. This is state wide. You enroll in your county tax office. The links are below.
• The qualifying senior must be at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application.
• The qualifying senior must occupy the property as his or her primary residence, and be the owner of record and must have done so for at least ten consecutive years prior to January 1 of the tax year. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications section of the application.
To apply complete an application and turn it in to the Assessor Department by July 15.
Adams – http://co-adamscounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=133
Arapahoe – http://www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?NID=244
Boulder – http://www.bouldercounty.org/dept/assessor/pages/seniors.aspx
Broomfield – http://www.ci.broomfield.co.us/index.aspx?NID=894
Clear Creek – https://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=575
Denver – http://www.denvergov.org/Assessor/SeniorTaxExemption/tabid/425046/Default.aspx
Douglas – http://www.douglas.co.us/assessor/senior-property-tax-exemption/
Elbert – http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/senior_tax_exemption/index.php#.UziboBROUdU
Gilpin – http://www.co.gilpin.co.us/Assessor/seniors.htm
Jefferson – http://jeffco.us/assessor/property-taxes/senior-property-tax-exemption/
Park – http://www.parkco.org/SeniorExemption.asp
Weld – http://www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/Assessor/Forms/PropertyTaxExemptions/index.html

April 2014 Calendar of Fun, Free Happenings

April 2014 Calendar of Fun, Free Happenings©April

4/1  April Fools Day

4/1  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

4/2  10am  Spring Break Fun Morrison Nature Center,    16002 E. Smith Rd. Aurora 80011 Explore Star K Ranch during spring break.   Program will be indoors and outdoors, so dress for the weather.  Ages 6-12.  Registration is required.  303-326-8650

4/2  4 – 8pm Children’s Museum

4/2  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

4/4   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.

4/4  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@fourmilepa?rk.org www.FourMileHis?toricPark.org

4/4  6 – 9 pm  Arts Street – Free Movie    1079 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/

4/5  Denver Art Museum     100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver   80204  http://www.denv?erartmuseum.org?/

4/6 10am – 4pm  High Flyin’ Fun – 12th Annual Arvada Kite Festival    Stenger Soccer Complex  58th & Oak St., Arvada http://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/kite-festival

4/7  4:30 – 6pm  Monthly Art Redline and Denver Public Library    6-12 grade students are invited to join Denver Public Library and RedLine every first Monday from 4:30-6 pm for a free creative literacy activity. Classes take place alternately at either RedLine or the Blair-Caldwell Library. Please register at least one week in advance by contacting Hadiya Evans at hevans@denverlibrary.org. Yearly Theme: Your Contributions to the World Culture March 3 – Clay @ Blair-Caldwell Library April 14 – Mixed Media @ RedLine May 5 – Installation @ Blair-Caldwell Library

4/8  6pm  Social Security Untangled       1st Bank Building of Belmar 550 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood CO 80226    Do you have some questions about Social Security? Such as: When should I start taking my benefit? How do I maximize my benefit? Am I eligible for a benefit from a former spouse? What is the “file and suspend” strategy? How do I fill the income gaps? Come get your questions answered. You can sleep well at night knowing you are getting all the money you deserve. RSVP to Pat 303-919-1020 or patf@comcast.net

4/9, 4/12, 4/24, 4/26  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

4/10 Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St. Denver

4/12  10am  Easter Egg Hunt Panorama Park,      35th & Fenton St Ages 2 -9.  Bring a basket

4/12  8:30am  Bird Walk Ponderosa Preserve,       8150 S. Coolidge Way, Aurora, Co  80016      Enjoy a morning bird walk with a knowledgeable naturalist at this beautiful open space property.  Ages 10 and older, but register 303-326-8650 www.auroragove.org/recreation

4/12, 4/13  Doors Open Denver      Throughout Denver Doors Open Denver is a FREE 2-day event celebrating architecture and design. The 2014 theme is “Celebrating Neighborhood Architecture.”  http://denverar?chitecture.org/?resources/newsl?etter/doors-ope?n-denver

4/13, 4/26 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

4/16  Molly Brown House Museum      1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver Admission to the Molly Brown House Museum is by guided tour only. Wonderful Docents will lead you through the Museum telling you the story of Denver’s Titanic heroine and activist, Margaret Brown. All guided tours of the Museum last approximately 45 minutes. Museum tour tickets are available in the Carriage House Visitor’s Center. Open at 10:00 am – Last tour starts at 3:30pm  http://www.moll?ybrown.org/

4/22  10am – 2pm  Earth Day Denver       Wellington Webb Municipal Building Atrium, 201 W. Colfax Ave. Each year, Denver’s Earth Day Fair showcases local businesses, organizations, and agencies that practice or provide environmentally-friendly and sustainable services and products. Take an extended lunch break and stop by the fair! Visit the exhibitors to learn about innovative environmental projects taking place

4/25  5-8 pm  Last Friday Gallery Walk       Downtown Evergreen Art Galleries are open until 8 pm on the last Friday of the month. www.evergreenarts.org

4/26  11am-4pm  Wheat Ridge Kite Flite Festival      Anderson Park, 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge 80033 http://kiteflitefestival.com/

4/27  Clyfford Still Museum – Free Day  1250 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204 (map) https://www.cly?ffordstillmuseu?m.org/

4/29 7:30 pm   Lamont Symphony Orchestra New Music Concert Lamont School of Music,      Newman Center , 2344 E. Iliff Ave, Denver 80208 Kornel Thomas & Jason Ethridge conduct the Lamont Symphony Orchestra in a performance of new works. Free ticket required, $5 Reserved Seating, Complimentary parking.

M W F  12 noon   NCAR Visitor Center      1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder   80305

=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

March Calendar of Free Events

march3/1   9am – 5pm   Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden  80403

The Museum is open daily, year round from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The Richardson Library is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 3:00pm. The Colorado Railroad Museum is located 12 miles west of downtown Denver. Take Exit 265 off of I-70 on to Colorado Highway 58 and follow the signs.

http://colorado​railroadmuseum.​org/

 

3/1   Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver   80204

http://www.denv​erartmuseum.org​/

 

3/1  2-3pm  Central Library – Ambient Harp with Star Edwards   

Central Library Schlessman Hall, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Denver  80204

Performing an eclectic repertoire of music that includes classical, Renaissance, medieval, South American, folk, Celtic and cinematic themes, soloist Star Edwards delivers a concert that is redolent with cultural connections and the musical images of ancient times. Her harp playing recalls the legendary harp from Celtic cultures. Star will also be sampling several of her own compositions for harp. This is music that combines the rhythm of the heart with the spirit of the world.

 

3/1   7-8pm   Late Winter Skies  

Pine Valley Ranch Open Space Park, 30400 Crystal Lake Road, Pine CO

Early March skies are filled with fascinating deep space objects, while prominent Jupiter takes center stage. Peer through historic and modern telescopes during this engaging program with astronomy team members. Ages 10 – adult. There is a moderate 1/3 mile hike to the observatory. 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/la​te-winter-skies​-tickets-102390​76353?aff=eorg

 

3/2   12 – 4pm   Boulder History Museum

1206 Euclid Avenue, Boulder CO

Free First Sundays Free admission the first Sunday of every month (however, donations are appreciated)

http://boulderh​istory.org

 

 

3/2   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

 

 3/3, 3/22   9am – 5pm   Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York Street Denver, CO 80206

 

3/4   Mardi Gras

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

 

3/4   4:30 – 6pm   Mardi Gras Procession

Main Street, Breckenridge CO

Mardi Gras Procession on Main Street and Fat Tuesday Celebration The procession will stage on North Main Street between Lincoln and Wellington Street and head south to Park Avenue. Revelers of all ages will enjoy this family-friendly celebration.

http://www.gobr​eck.com/events/​mardi-gras

 

3/4   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/

 

3/4   4 – 8pm    Children’s  Museum

2121 Children’s Museum Dr.,  Denver  80211

http://mychildsmuseum.org/

 

3/7   5 – 9pm   Museo de las Americas

861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver CO

First Fridays are free – 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 /

 

3/7   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. 720-865-0800

www.FourMilePar​k.org

 

3/7   6 -9pm   Arts Street

1079 Osage St., Denver, CO 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/

 

3/7   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.

 

3/7-9   Celebrating Spring in the Valley of the Cranes

Monte Vista

http://www.cranefest.com/

 

3/7-9   Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland CO

Frozen Dead Guy Days® – the GOOD the BAD and the FROZEN.   Get ready to be mostly good, a little bad, and totally frozen at the 12th annual Frozen Dead Guy Days® held in the eccentric mountain town of Nederland, Colorado. Free live music, coffin races, costume polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contest, icy turkey bowling, snowy beach volleyball, frozen salmon tossing, brain freezing and new this year FROZEN DEAD POETS SOCIETY! It all kicks off with the Blue Ball and parade of hearses down Nederland’s main street. Don’t miss it this year!  ​

http://frozende​adguydays.org/

 

3/8  2-3pm  Central Library Avant-garde Cello: Helen Gillet
Central Library, Schlessman Hall, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204

Fresh City Life is pleased to host Helen Gillet, one of the most talented cellists touring the U.S. and the world. The modern usage of the phrase ‘avant-garde’ may have lost all of its power for being used to describe things that are shocking instead of genuinely new, different and deeply creative. Remind yourself what avant-garde truly means with Helen Gillet’s encore concert at Denver Public Library. Whether she’s performing solo, in intimate new ‘chamber music’ settings, or going full throttle with various jazz-driven ensembles, Helen Gillet has been described as having “a Mingus-like passion both as a player and as a band leader, often coaxing energy and lifting the spirits into dynamic and dazzling displays of artistry.”

Helen Gillet grew up in Belgium, Singapore, Chicago and Wisconsin. She has forged a path for the cello in the New Orleans music scene since her arrival in 2002 and has performed extensively across the United States and Western Europe.

 

3/8, 3/12, 3/21, 3/27, 3/29   9am – 5pm   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

 

3/9 Daylight Saving Time Begins

 

3/12, 3/19   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 and 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

3/13   9am – 4pm   Aurora History Museum  

15051 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, Colorado 80012

The only public, free museum in Aurora, 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.aur​oragov.org/Thin​gsToDo/ArtsandC​ulture/Museum/i​ndex.htm

 

3/14   7 – 8pm   Why Go to Space?

Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden

In this talk, Solar System Ambassador and Lockheed Martin Propulsion Engineer Adam Pender will discuss the variety of benefits of a strong space program, including technological advancements which enable our current way of life, science discoveries leading to a greater understanding of our place in the universe, and “big picture” rationale for a strong national and global space effort. Presentation will be followed by what is sure to be a lively Q&A session. 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/wh​y-go-to-space-t​ickets-10300488​037?aff=eorg

 

3/15   9:30am  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

http://www.denverstpatricksdayparade.com/parade-info

 

3/15   2-3pm  Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert
Central Library, Schlessman Hall, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204

An expert instrumentalist, Peter Hebert plays the evocative hammered dulcimer and its cousin, the psaltery, with masterful ease – filling the air with the ancient sounds of Medieval Europe. The Graeco-Roman dulcimer (sweet song) derives its name from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song). Find out how perfectly named this haunting instrument can be when Peter Hebert makes his dulcimer sing a sweet song.

 

3/17 St Patrick’s Day

3/20 Spring Begins

 

3/21   10am – 3:30pm   Molly Brown House Museum

1340 Pennsylvania Street

Free admission for residents of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties Admission to the Molly Brown House Museum is by guided tour only. Wonderful Docents will lead you through the Museum telling you the story of Denver’s Titanic heroine and activist, Margaret Brown. All guided tours of the Museum last approximately 45 minutes. Museum tour tickets are available in the Carriage House Visitor’s Center.

http://www.moll​ybrown.org/

 

3/22   2-3pm   Renaissance Lute and Guitar with Peter Schimpf
Central Library, Schlessman Hall, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204

Playing a variety of pieces from the 16th and early 17th centuries on a variety of historical instruments, including the four-course Renaissance guitar, seven-course Renaissance lute, and the 14 string theorbo, no one conjures the sound of Shakespeare’s world like talented musician, Peter Schimpf.  His repertoire includes intricate and lively pieces from England, France, and Italy between the years 1500 and 1640.

 

3/28   5-8 pm   Last Friday Gallery Walk 

Downtown Evergreen.  Galleries throughout Evergreen.
Art Galleries are open until 8 pm on the last Friday of the month.

www.evergreenarts.org

 

3/29  2-3pm  The Kindred Spirits
Central Library, Schlessman Hall, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204

Throw on your best Ren Faire gear and come to the Denver Public Library to enjoy an inspired concert in our great hall – and yes, it’s safety dance. The Kindred Spirits is a musical ensemble comprised of professional, accomplished and experienced musicians based in Colorado and performing as a group since 1992. Their unique selection of Renaissance and traditional Celtic music, pairs beautifully with their period and eccentric concert dress. And, in the spirit of anachronism, don’t be surprised to hear a modern tune as well. Don’t miss the fun!

 

Ongoing

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm   Money Museum
Federal Reserve Bank of KC – Denver Branch

1020 16th Street, Denver

The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Denver Branch offers a unique and up-close look at the nation’s financial system in action. Visitors can learn more about the Fed through our educational panels, view historical currency – including a real $100,000 dollar note! Guests can see what $30,000,000 dollars looks like, watch a movie and leave with a bag of money!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2014 Calendar of Free Events

February11/30 6 – 7:30pm Social Security Class
FUEL Financial, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226 (1st Bank Building in Belmar)
Get answers to your questions on Social Security. Get all the money you earned.
Limited to 20 people RSVP Pat 303-919-1020 or PatF@comcast.net
www.FUELFinancial.com

1/31 Chinese New Year – Year of the Horse

 

 

2/1 Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver 80204

http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

See what the DAM and SAM (Denver Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum) are doing for the Super Bowl!  http://www.denverartmuseum.org/article/press-release/seattle-art-museum-offers-new-work-art-denver-art-museum-outcome-super-bowl

2/2 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

2/2 Groundhog Day

2/2, 2/3 Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St, Denver 80205
The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado, USA. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
www.denverzoo.org

2/4 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

2/4 6 – 7:30pm  Social Security Untangled

FUEL Financial  550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood, CO  80226

There is more to Social Security than deciding when to take it.  Learn how to get the most out of your earned benefit!

2/7 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

2/7 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. Several locations will have work available for the beginning collector, with prices starting at $52.80.
Tennyson Street Cultural District – 5280 Art Collectors’ Sale. Start your holiday shopping early and expand your art collection. Many galleries have art for sale starting at $52.80.

2/8 10am – 4pm Denver Firefighters Museum
1326 Tremont Place Denver 80204
The Museum does not have parking. The best parking option when visiting the museum is metered street parking. There are meters on both sides of the street throughout the immediate area that cost $1.00 per hour with a 2 hour limit.

http://www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org/index

2/8 11am – 3pm 13th Annual Chocolate Affair
Olde Town Arvada
Free to enter but tickets for the tastings
Olde Town Arvada’s 13th annual love affair with everything chocolate will take place Saturday, February 8, at DiCicco’s Restaurant, 5660 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, and the D Note, 7519 Grandview Avenue, Arvada.
*Tickets will be sold for $1 per sample or 6 for $5 tickets at four locations: Town Square, DiCicco’s, DNote, & the Arvada Historical Society.

http://arvada.org/about-arvada/annual-chocolate-affair

2/8, 2/12, 2/21, 2/22, 2/27 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

2/12 Lincoln’s Birthday

2/14 Valentine’s Day

2/14 7:30 pm – St. John’s Cathedral – Michael Hey, organist
1350 Washington St., Denver 80203
A student of of Paul Jacobs at The Juilliard School, Michael Hey is a full-tuition recipient of the Alice Tully, Bidu Sayao, Noble Foundation, and Juilliard Organ scholarships. He is also Assistant Organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. He gave his official New York City debut in November 2010 at Lincoln Center performing a Handel organ concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra. He has given solo concerts throughout the country, and has been featured on Philadelphia’s WRTI-FM playing the Wanamaker Organ in Macy’s, the largest functioning musical instrument in the world. Freewill offering.

2/16 3pm St. John’s Cathedral – Evensong and Pre-Evensong Music
1350 Washington St., Denver 80203
In 2013, Saint John’s introduced free Pre-Evensong “recitals” featuring local artists from 3:00 to 3:25 pm on the third Sunday of the month. Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well. Pre-Evensong recital by Lucy Garrett and Rosanne Sterne, pianist and flutist.

2/16 3pm Aurora Symphony Children’s Concert – Wondrous Machines
Highpoint Church 6450 S Southlands Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016
No tickets are required for the Children’s Concert performance. General seating. Children of all ages are welcome! Bring the kids onstage after the performance and have them try their hand at some of the orchestral instruments. This is a great way to introduce children to instrumental music, and a great way to enjoy it yourself! The musicians of the ASO stay onstage and are happy to answer questions about playing their instrument and getting a young musician started. Music Go Round will also be at the concert and have plenty of instruments to show and answer any questions about renting an instrument.

2/17 President’s Day & Washington’s Birthday

2/20 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

2/28 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

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
• Visit our Box Office at Speer & Arapahoe in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex

January 2014

January 2014 Calendar of Free Events 

December  31 9pm and midnight New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown Denver

16th Street Mall

The sky will once again sparkle over the 16th Street Mall this New Year’s Eve with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown, presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership. Co-sponsors of the display are VISIT DENVER and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District. As part of the Partnership’s Winter in the City program, the two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and Midnight. It is recommended that viewers stand along the 16th Street Mall  for optimal viewing. 

January 1 – February 16  Skyline Rink Ice Skating

Southwest Airlines and the Downtown Denver Partnership invite you to grab your family and friends and head to 16th and Arapahoe in Downtown Denver to the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park! The rink will be open daily from November 26 – February 16.  Skate rental is $2 – or bring your own pair and skate for free! Free days for kids will take place every Sunday throughout the season. Look for regularly scheduled entertainment and activities each week. The Saturday live music schedule will be coming soon. – See more at: http://www.downtowndenver.com/events/southwest-rink-at-skylinepark/#sthash.R9bDJLIf.dpuf 

January 1  First Day Hikes

Start off the New Year on the right foot with a free guided hike at one of Colorado’s state parks. On Jan. 1, 2013, state parks will offer hikes led by rangers at 15 state parks, including several parks in the Denver metro area. While the hikes are free, all visitors must purchase a daily or annual state parks pass to attend.

   Barr Lake 11am easy 3 mile hike-no dogs.

   Castlewood Canyon 10am moderate 3 mile hike

   Chatfield  9am easy hike 2-3 miles

   Golden Gate Canyon 10am strenuous 3 mile hike

   Roxborough 9am advanced hikers 6 miles no dogs, bring lunch

   Matthews/Winters Park  moderate 2.8 miles

   Chatauqua park 1-6 miles with all ability levels

http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/PressReleases/pages/pressrelease.aspx?PressId=8688

 

January 3  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. Several locations will have work available for the beginning collector, with prices starting at $52.80.

Tennyson Street Cultural District – 5280 Art Collectors’ Sale. Start your holiday shopping early and expand your art collection. Many galleries have art for sale starting at $52.80.

 

January 3 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.  720-865-0800

 www.FourMileHis​toricPark.org

 

January 4  Denver Art Museum

100 West 14th Avenue Parkway 

January 4 10am-5pm  Jefferson Symphony Orchestra International Young Artists Competition Recital

Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.

A rare opportunity to hear rising stars in the world of classical music.  11 finalist will compete in the piano category for the top prize of $7,000 and the chance to perform with the Jefferson Symphony  Orchestra. 

January 7  Denver Botanic Gardens

8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road 

January 7   4pm  Target Tuesday Nights @ Children’s Museum of Denver

2121 Children’s Museum Dr.

Target is committed to giving back to the communities where their guests and team members live and work. Through their generous sponsorship to the Children’s Museum of Denver, families can play for free the first Tuesday of each month. 

January 8 Clyfford Still Museum

Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204  

https://www.cly​ffordstillmuseu​m.org 

January 10  Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street 

January 11  Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street  

January 13  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd. 

January 12 10am Denver Firefighters Museum

1326 Tremont Place, Denver 80204 

January 13-February 2  24th  Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships

Breckenridge

   January 13-17 Stomping Week

   January 21-25 Sculpture Championships

   January 25-February 2 Snow Sculpture Viewing 

January 14 7:30pm  Dr. Martin Luther King presented by Colorado Symphony

Boettcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis Street

Conducted again by Joseph Young, the Colorado Symphony celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King with a classical program that exalts both the hardships and heroism of the Civil Rights Movement. This is a free Community Concert, but a ticket is required for admission. 

January 17,  24,  31 5pm  Flo’s Underground Jazz

Williams Recital Salon, Newman Center for the Performing Arts 

January 20  Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York Street, Denver 

January 22  Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street 

January 29 7:30pm   Lamont Wind Ensemble

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Iliff Ave.