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Did you receive a tax refund?

tax refund     It is always better to receive a small refund than pay penalties for not having paid enough during the year. How much is enough?
A tax refund is nothing more than an interest free loan by you to the government. If you are using this as a forced savings program, you are gaining no interest on your money. Your money is safe however, you lose buying power! Yes, inflation is still happening but your money is gaining nothing.
What is the smart move with your refund? First, make sure you have an adequate emergency fund. You know your job security, anticipated repairs and expenses, a vacation. Always have enough in a liquid account so you don’t have to borrow for emergencies.
Once you have the emergency fund, start or add to your ROTH IRA. You have already paid the taxes on your money, so get it working for you tax free. That is right. With a ROTH, you pay the tax up front and then your contribution and the earnings grow tax free. And you take out the money tax free. I would rather pay the tax now on the small contribution than on the contribution and the earnings! If you are in the 25% tax bracket, you just gave yourself quite a raise in retirement income.
Have you maxed out your ROTH contribution? Cash Value Life Insurance grows tax free like a ROTH without the $ restrictions. And you can take out “loans” which are never taxed. Sound too good to be true? Ask me. I can explain your options and help you decide which option work best for you.

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May 2015 Fun and Free Events

may pole5/1 May Day

5/1 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest St., 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.
www.FourMileHistoricPark.org

palette5/1 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.

museum5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

palette5/1 – 5/10 44th Annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition
Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada 80002
For 44 years, this exhibition has encouraged and supported tomorrow’s artists from Jefferson County Public Schools, many of whom are now thriving and teaching themselves. The exhibition features more than 400 works from 23 different high schools. Students receive awards in 13 categories including ceramics, sculpture, crafts and fibers, drawing, painting, black and white photography, digital photography, computer generated, jewelry, non-wearable jewelry, and printmaking. Be sure to see this exhibition featuring the next generation of artists.

locomotive5/2 8:30am Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden 80403
Optional train rides have a fee.

palette5/2 Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver 80204
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

5/2 12 noon – 7:30pm The Big Wonderful
2601 Lawrence, Denver 80205
Denver’s new eclectic central market focusing on 1/3 food, 1/3 crafts, 1/3 music in a 3 acre sustainable beer garden setting.

5/2, 5/3 Cinco de Mayo Festival
Civic Center Park, east Broadway and Colfax
A weekend filled with food, fun and culture, Denver’s Cinco de Mayo ‘Celebrate Culture’ Festival puts the spotlight on the Mile High City’s vibrant Latino population. With more than 400,000 attendees expected, it’s one of Denver’s most fun and family-friendly events.

kids5/2, 5/9, 5/16 Fit 2 Be Kids
Terrace Park, 8625 West 53rd Ave., Arvada
FREE and FUN active classes such as sports clinics, olympic style field games, gymnastics, martial arts, etc. Fit 2 Be Kids encourages all family members to join in on the FUN and in supporting each other in making healthy life style choices.
Contact Jessica Ortiz 720-270-6170.

museum5/3 12 noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder 80302
http://boulderhistory.org/index.asp

note5/4 2pm Mondays at MSU Denver
MSU Department of Music, King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver
Mondays at MSU Denver features music students performing selected repertoire in the King Center of Performing Arts Concert Hall.

5/5 Cinco de Mayo

kids5/5 4 – 6pm Children’s Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver 80211
http://mychildsmuseum.org/events/TargetTuesdayNights.aspx

note5/5 7:30pm DU Concert – Lamont Wind Ensemble
Lamont School of Music, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver 80208
Dances, Sacred and Profane: This energetic and dynamic finale to the Lamont Wind Ensemble Season features works by Leonard Bernstein, Philip Sparke, Ernst Toch, and Roger Cichy.

note5/6 7 – 8:30pm Culture Feast Series : Manuel Molina
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield
Manuel Molina in a night of Solo Guitar will bring to you a performance of Latin passion as he executes his flawless technique on his Latin solo guitar. His sultry feel has made Manuel one of the greatest and most sought after Latin guitarists and entertainers in his field. His unique style showcases the richness and diversity of his classical background from the Conservatory of Lima, Peru. He has entertained dignitaries from around the world. Throughout the evening he will bring to you arrangements of Spanish classics as well as artistic expressiveness with improvisational guitar.

museum5/9 Longmont Museum
400 Quail Rd., Longmont 80501
The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region. An expansion project currently underway will add the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center to the Museum.
http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/museum

5/9 10am – 3pm Sustain Arvada Festival
Ralston Central Park, 5850 Garrison St., Arvada 80002
It’s new! It’s exciting! It’s the third annual Sustain Arvada Festival! It’s free fun for everyone and a great place to learn more about supporting local choices and creating a sustainable community. Focused on living sustainably, the festival includes exhibits, adult’s and children’s activities (for more information on kids and family activities, see related links), food, lively music, and informative presentations – all based on learning fun and easy ways to conserve resources.

5/9 9am – noon Have You Met Your Local Raptors?
North Table Mountain Park, 4670 Highway 93, Golden 80403
Raptors are key indicators of ecosystem health. You can help protect our local raptors by learning to identify the species in local parks and where these raptors live and nest. Know their nesting cycles and understanding and supporting trail closures in our parks during nest seasons can also make a difference. Drop by our Education Station at North Table Mountain Park to learn more about our local raptors and what you can do to protect them. You will find the naturalist near the kiosk in the main parking lot.

mother's day 25/10 Mother’s Day

 

flower pink5/13, 5/19, 5/25 9am – 5pm Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 80120
http://www.hudsongardens.org/content/hoursandprices.php

note5/14 7:30pm Lamont Chorale, Lamont Women’s Chorus, Lamont Men’s Choir
Lamont School of Music, Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver 80208
Lamont’s vocal ensembles perform sacred and secular works in the near perfect acoustics of Gates Concert Hall.

museum5/14, 5/20, 5/26 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. Tuesday—Friday, 9am—4pm https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/ArtsandCulture/Museum/index.htm

5/15 8pm Nature at Night
Star K Ranch, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora 80011
Explore nature after the sun goes down. Join us as we explore Night Sounds.
Register by calling 303-326-8650
www.auroragov.org/recreation

donkey5/16 10am – 2pm Meet a Donkey Day
Longhopes Donkey Shelter, 66 Nroth Dutch Valley Road, Bennett 80102
The Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett is hosting our annual Meet a Donkey Day. Come hug all of our long-eared, friendly residents! Only 30 minutes east of Denver on I70.

note5/16 2015 Five Points Jazz Festival
We are thrilled to announce the full schedule for this year’s festival taking place on Saturday, May 16. We’ve got one of the most culturally diverse lineups to date providing Denver with an afternoon filled with all types of jazz to experience – latin, blues, funk, trios, youth-focused programming and more. Come out to Five Points to enjoy this free festival of music, food, culture and fun.
The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May 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.
http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs/five-points-jazz-festival/

palette5/19, 5/13, 5/17, 5/19, 5/27 Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood 80110
Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5 Fri 9-4 Sat 11-4
http://www.moaonline.org/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx Indoor

note5/20 7:30pm DU Concert – Lamont FLEX Ensemble
Lamont School of Music, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver
Steve Wiest conducts Lamont’s newest ensemble for the 21st Century. A jazz rhythm section with musicians and vocalists from the classical, vocal and chamber departments.

dollar sign5/20 Be a Millionaire Day
“Okay, so a million bucks ain’t what it used to be. But, it is still a lot of money. I have no doubt everyone reading this would like to join the Millionaire’s Club. Then, after reaching it, you can work on your qualifications for the Billionaire’s Club.
If you are a millionaire, savor and enjoy the day. If not, here are a number of ways to participate in”Be a Millionaire Day”:
• Review your investments. Look for ways to improve them.
• Review your investment portfolio with a trusted investment or financial planner. (Free consultation)
• Increase your deposits to your savings accounts.
• Start or add to your 401K. This is always a good starting point.
• Review your spending. Many Millionaires get there by a combination hard work, sound investment, and frugal spending.
• Go to a casino.  (Not recommended)
• When all else fails ,buy a lottery ticket….just one.  (Support Open Space)
Thought for today: ” All I ask is for a chance to prove that money doesn’t buy happiness”. Author unknown.
Flower of the Day: Money Plant
Author and creator of this day and content are unknown

palette5/22 – 24 Downtown Denver Arts Festival
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver 80204
Since 1999 the Downtown Denver Arts Festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists . Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 150,000 people expected to attend.

kids5/23 Denver Day of Rock
Denver Day of Rock is a one-of-a-kind music event presented by Amp the Cause, formerly Concerts For Kids, to raise funds for and awareness of non-profits in our community. This free event features five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver on Memorial Day Weekend.

5/23 7pm Colorado Remembers
Colorado Freedom Memorial, 756 Telluride St., Aurora 80011
With Sound of the Rockies Chorus Rick Crandall – host Donations accepted Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and picnic basket “Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.” — General of the Armies, John J. Pershing A sincere and humble thank you to those who gave their lives protecting liberty and freedom both at home and abroad. Their sacrifice goes beyond the pride of a uniform and commitment to duty; a soldier embodies passion, sacrifice and honor. We salute these courageous men and women.

palette5/23, 5/24 11am – 7pm ArtStir Denver
Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St. Denver 80202
An art market exclusively showcasing Colorado Creatives designed to stir up the artist in all of us with a spirited blend of Colorado art, music and style. ArtStir Denver 2015 will be at the Denver Pavilions along the 16th Street Mall in the heart of Downtown Denver over Memorial Day Weekend. Featured works include painting sculpture, photography, illustration, textiles, furnishings, mixed media and more.

5/23-25 Boulder Creek Festival®
For over a quarter century, The Boulder Creek Fesival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in boulder. 9 separate event areas with 500 vendors plus 4 performance stages along with carnival rides and the rubber duck race down the creek.

note5/24 3 – 5pm Memorial Weekend Band Concert
Bandstand at Philips S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock 80104

flag   5/25 Memorial Day

 

note5/28 7:30pm DU Concert – Lamont Symphony Orchestra & Choirs
Lamont School of Music, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver 80208
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125, Choral
The Lamont Symphony Orchestra, the Lamont Chorale and the combined university choirs close the concert season with the stunning “Ode to Joy” symphony, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, “Choral.”
Free ticket required, $5 Reserved Seating, Complimentary parking.

museum5/31 Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver 80205
http://www.dmns.org

Great Free Events for April 2015

M W F 8am – 5pm THE NCAR VISITOR CENTER
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder 80305
Public tours at 12 noon

paletteFridays 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

4/1 April Fools Day

palette4/3   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.

palette4/4   Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver 80204
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

4/5 6am Easter Sunrise Service
Redrocks
Gates open at 4:30am. Parking and service are free. Bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the The Food Bank of the Rockies.

museum4/5 12 noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder 80302
http://boulderhistory.org/index.asp

flower pink4/7 Chatfield – Denver Botanic Gardens
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton 80128
http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/chatfield

kids4/7 4 – 6pm Children’s Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver 80211
http://mychildsmuseum.org/events/TargetTuesdayNights.aspx

flower pink4/8, 4/21   4/27 9am – 5pm Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 80120
http://www.hudsongardens.org/content/hoursandprices.php

palette4/8, 4/11, 4/25 Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood 80110
Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5 Fri 9-4 Sat 11-4
http://www.moaonline.org/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx Indoor

4/10 Rockies Opening Day
Coors Field

museum4/11 Longmont Museum
400 Quail Rd., Longmont 80501
The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region. An expansion project currently underway will add the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center to the Museum.

lego4/11, 4/25 2 – 4pm LEGO Maniac
Englewood Public Library Storytime Room, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood
Outlook/iCalendarGoogle CalendarYahoo CalendarCrazy about Legos? If you are, you’re invited to join us for our LEGO Maniac workshop. We have LEGOs of all shapes and sizes, and you build it and talk about it, then we’ll check out what others have built. Grades K-5. Parents are invited to help. Space is limited so first come, first served. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m.
For more information visit call 303-762-2560.

museum4/12, 4/25 Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver 80205
http://www.dmns.org

4/15 Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, 80203
Tours every half hour
DescriptionFree Admission for Residents of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties. http://www.mollybrown.org/

national park logo4/18-19 National Park Days
Celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary

 

flower pink4/22 Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver 80206
http://www.botanicgardens.org/

retirement globe4/22 10am – 2pm Earth Day Denver
Civic Cennter Park, Broadway & Colfax
Celebrate our Earth!
Inclement Weather Backup Location: Wellington Webb Municipal Building Atrium: 201 W. Colfax Ave

4/25 10am – 12 noon Apex Annual Bike Rodeo
Secrest Youth and Teen Center, 6820 West 66th Avenue
This event is used to educate children on how to safely navigate a bicycle. The rodeo uses stenciled courses to enlighten and educate children. The Safety Village provides children with a “real time” street bike riding experience while navigating in a safe environment off the street. A brain drop station will demonstrate the importance of wearing a helmet. Bike fitting and helmet fitting stations are provided to ensure that each participant starts out their ride safely.

kite4/25 11am – 4pm Wheat Ridge Kite Flite Festival
Anderson Park, 4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge CO 80033
April is National Kite Month. Come fly with us!
Kite flying is an old-fashioned yet thoroughly modern way to connect people. It makes us think like a kid again, enjoy the sun on our skin and spring breezes that lift kites to the sky. Kite flying creates smiles and a release from winter’s hold.
As you arrive at Anderson Park music will fill the air and kites will fill the sky. An emcee will be announcing a multitude of activities throughout the day that are sure to please every age. Here are just a few:
Kite crafting competition for kids 7-12 in the Anderson Building starting at 8:45 AM the day of the event. Winning kites will be judged by city officials for prizes.
Extensive kids’ arts and crafts in the outdoor pavilion were enjoyed by hundreds of kids last year; a kids chalk art festival; parachute races; drawings for free kites; clowns; hula hoops; food vendors and so much more.

4/25 – 26 Doors Open Denver 2015
Doors Open Denver is a FREE 2-day event celebrating architecture and design. The 2015 theme is “Denver Classics Then & Now.”
www.DoorsOpenDenver.com

4/26 12noon – 2pm DCPA – FAMILY FUN FORUM
1101 13th St, Denver 80204 Robert & Judi Newman Center for theatre Education, 3rd floor
Fun, exciting and hilarious adventures for all. Discover all kinds of performance skills and win tokens redeemable for prizes at our Family Fun Forums. The events are free and open to all ages.
http://www.denvercenter.org/events/family-fun-forum

4/26 1 – 5pm Tulip, Fairy & Elf Festival
Boulder – Pearl Street Mall
Welcome spring with 15000 tulips adorning the mall.

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.

March 2015 free events

  birthday cake clip art3/1 Rocky Mountain Park is 100 years old!

3/1 Buffalo Bill Museum
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden 80401
The Buffalo Bill Museum will have a free day on Sunday March 1, 2015, from 9 am to 5 pm. In celebration of Buffalo Bill’s Birthday free cake and ice cream will be served at noon and continue while supplies last. http://www.buffalobill.org/index.html

3/1 12 noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder 80302
http://boulderhistory.org/index.asp

3/2 Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver 80205
http://www.dmns.org/

note3/2 2pm start Mondays at MSU
MSU Department of Music, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, King Center
Recitals and music ensembles

4th of july13/3 National Anthem Day
A day for enjoying a good, patriot sing-a-long. National Anthem Day encourages you to sing your own national anthem, but also those of other countries.

flower pink3/3 Chatfield – Denver Botanic Gardens
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton 80128
http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/chatfield

kids3/3 4 – 6pm Children’s Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver 80211
http://mychildsmuseum.org/events/TargetTuesdayNights.aspx

note3/3 7:30pm Symphonic Band I and Concert Band
MSU Department of Music, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, King Center

paletteFridays 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

palette3/6 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.

3/6 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest St., Denver 8022246
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.
www.FourMileHistoricPark.org

3/6-8 Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival
Leadville
Blending the Old West and extreme sports, Leadville celebrates winter with its annual ski joring weekend. Leadville, the highest incorporated city in North America, has been hosting ski8 joring competitions since 1949. The event, which consists of horse-and-rider teams pulling skiers down a snow-packed road over jumps while spearing rings in a timed competition, draws teams from all over the country. Activities also include Nordic sprints, a winter mountain bike race, broomball games and a paintball biathlon.

palette3/7 Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver 80204
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

movie3/7 and 3/21 2 – 4pm Family Movie
Conifer library
Relax on the first and third Saturdays with an afternoon movie for the whole family. These G and PG rated films will be a mix of recent movies and some classics from childhood that parents may want to share with their children.
http://jefferson.lib.co.us/locations/conifer-library

3/7 Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403 (map)
Optional train rides $4 adults, $2 for kids. Colorado Railroad Museum members receive $1 discount per train ride ticket.
http://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/events/scfd-days/

note3/7 4:30pm Lamont Jazz Concert – The Flex Ensemble
Lamont School of Music, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver 80208, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Lamont’s new Flex Ensemble, a jazz rhythm section with instrumentation from our classical and vocal performers, performs under the direction of new faculty member Steve Wiest.

alarm clock  3/8 Daylight Savings Begins
set your clocks ahead 1 hour

cruise lady  3/8 Women’s Day
Women’s Day is celebrated internationally, aiming to raise awareness of the challenges, struggles and continuing inequality faced by women worldwide. It celebrates women’s history, highlighting key events, milestones and achievements, and aims to further promote and raise awareness of women’s rights and to achieve equal opportunity status in all walks of life.

3/8 12 noon – 2pm DCPA – Family Fun Forum
1101 13th St, Denver 80204 – Robert and Judy New Center for Theatre Education
Fun, exciting and hilarious adventures for all. Discover all kinds of performance skills and win tokens redeemable for prizes at our Family Fun Forums.
http://www.denvercenter.org/events/family-fun-forum

note3/9 7:30 pm Senior Recital
MSU, King Center on Auraria Campus

note3/10 6pm MSU Denver Jazz Combos
MSU, King Center, Auraria Campus

note3/11 7:30pm Lamont Wind Ensemble
Lamont School of Music, Newman Center for the Performing Arts

note3/11 7pm MSU Denver Jazz Orchestra
Mercury Café

flower pink3/11, 3/23 9am – 5pm Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 80120
http://www.hudsongardens.org/content/hoursandprices.php

palette3/11, 3/18, 3/20, 3/28 Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood 80110
Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5 Fri 9-4 Sat 11-4
http://www.moaonline.org/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx Indoor

3/13 – 15 Frozen Dead in Ned in a Tuff Shed
Nederland
Celebrating its 14th year in 2015, Nederland, Colorado’s Frozen Dead Guy Days is known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country and continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come annually to participate in and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment.
What Happens at Frozen Dead Guy Days?
 Amazing Live Music Showcase in two super tents
 Coffin Racing
 Costume Polar Plunging
 Over 20 Live Bands (Local & National acts)
 Frozen T-shirt Contests
 Ice Turkey Bowling
 Snowy Human Foosball
 Friday The 13th “Superstition” Blue Ball (3 live bands)
 Ice Queen & Grandpa “look a like” Costume Contest
 Brain Freeze Contests
 Parade of Hearses
 Frozen Salmon Toss
 Theatrical Wu Shu performance
 Frozen Dead Poet Slam

4 leaf clover3/14 St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Denver
Since 1963. A very traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade where they will be wearin’ the green. The Mile High City is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the nation with 10,000 marchers, more than 240 entries, and nearly 250,000 spectators!

4 leaf clover3/14 12 noon St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Colorado Springs

lego3/14 and 3/28 2 – 4pm LEGO Maniac
Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Pkwy., Englewood
Crazy about Legos? If you are, you’re invited to join us for our LEGO Maniac workshop. We have LEGOs of all shapes and sizes, and you build it and talk about it, then we’ll check out what others have built. Grades K-5. Parents are invited to help. Space is limited so first come, first served. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m.
For more information visit call 303-762-2560.

3/14 Longmont Museum
400 Quail Rd., Longmont 80501
The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region. An expansion project currently underway will add the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center to the Museum.
http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/museum

flower pink3/22 Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver 80206
http://www.botanicgardens.org/

palette3/27 5pm Last Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Evergreen
Each Last Friday of the month the galleries in Downtown Evergreen remain open during evening hours. Enjoy refreshments while viewing the rich variety of oil, watercolor and pastel paintings; photography; ceramics; blown, fused and cast glass; metal sculpture; textiles and hand crafted jewelry. You will have an opportunity to meet the local artists who are showing their work and offering demonstrations at many of the galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of the unique Downtown Evergreen restaurants and make your evening complete.
www.downtownevergreen.com

3/28 12 noon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza Party!    teen age mutant ninja turtles
Central Library Aurora
call 303-739-6630 to register
Join us for a TMNT pizza party and we’ll make masks, accessories and compete in an obstacle course! Ages 5 -12. Registration required.