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Is there a leak in your wallet?

Nlight bulbot sure where your money is going?
Does it just seems to disappear?

For one month, carry a notebook or make notes in your phone as to exactly what you are spending. No amount is too small. At the end of the month look at the list and see where the “leaks” are. It will amaze you. Next decide what is more important-those little impulse items or your goal.

Your choice!

What does financial freedom mean to you?

Financial freedom means to me that I may do what I want with my time and be who I really am. Many of us, especially women lose site of this by putting others first and playing many different roles such as parent, spouse, employee, friend and more. Time is precious and I want to use it the way I want. I love to spend time with my family, travel, volunteer, keep learning and help women with their finances.

What is important to you?financial freedom
Are you able to meet your financial obligations?
Do you have food and shelter?
Is your transportation reliable?
Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth. In 2013, 45.3 million people (14.5 percent) were in poverty in the United States.
You read of millionaires and stars that lose their money and live in poverty. Did money bring them joy?
If you are  reading this newsletter, you are most likely not in poverty, but are you comfortable? What are the basics for your life and what would give you the time to do what you want?
Take a minute, close your eyes, and think of what you would be doing right now if money was no object.
What is the risk? Cost? Time?
One of the reasons I do the monthly calendar of fr/e/e events is to let you know you can have fun without spending a lot of money. Fun does not necessarily equate to the amount spent. There are over 140 events I found in July that are $0. I am sure there are even more.
Take your head out of the sand and take your financial future into your own hands. If you don’t know where to start, I can help you know your options and make choices correct for you. $0 cost

What is your financial freedom?

July Free Events

notemovie7/1 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Riverside Ramblers
Estes Park

note7/1 5 – 9 pm Evergreen Lake Concert Series – Rastasaurus and Mumblin Cousins
Evergreen Lake. Free parking shuttles run from Evergreen High School and Christ the King Church.

note7/1 Performances in the Park
Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street, Wheat Ridge 80033
Performances take place at the large pavilion in the back of the park. Bring a blanket or chair.
10 – 10:45am Mr. Shine Music
6:30 -8pm Raising Cain

note7/1 7 – 9pm Broomfield Concert – Mass Hipsteria
Broomfield Amphitheater, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield 80020
Hipsteria Denver Metro’s Hottest Horn Band www.masshipsteria.com Mass Hipsteria, Denver Metro’s hottest horn band, plays the funky rock music of the 1960’s & 1970’s. Covers by Tower of Power, Steely Dan, Cold Blood, Earth Wind & Fire, Lighthouse, Blood, Sweat & Tears and more!

note7/2 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Jeff VanDevender
Estes Park

note7/2 6pm Sounds of Southlands concert Series – Forever in Blue Jeans
Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora 80016

palette7/2 7 – 10pm Art-NOW! Cherry Creek Art Festival’s Artist Preview Event- Silver Soiree
Cherry Creek North Shopping District, 299 Milwaukee St.,
PERSPECTIVE is celebrating Cherry Arts Festival’s 25th SILVER Anniversary and you’re invited to…Art-NOW!
Join us for refreshments, dancing and of course, there will be lots of art to enjoy!
cocktail attire (something silver highly encouraged!)
Featuring an artist preview of 27 juried visual artists from the 25th Anniversary Cherry Creek Arts Festival
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy sounds and rhythms curated by:
Biennial of the Americas
7:00 pm Felix Fast4ward (Fusion, solo instrumentalist)
8:00 pm Venus Cruz (Jazz/Latin Jazz)
9:00 pm Izcalli (Alternative latino dance rock)
* Create some fun in our photo booth and interactive art exhibit.

flag7/2 5 – 10pm Independence Celebration
Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver 80246

movie7/3 6 – 10pm Starlight Movie #2 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock 80104

fireworks7/4 9:45 – 10:30pm Rockin’ the Fourth: Red, White & Boom! Fireworks show
Metzler Ranch Park, 4175 Trail Boss Dr. Castle Rock 80104
Parking available outside park at retail and schools

note7/2 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concert – Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy
Utah Park, 1800 Peoria St., Aurora 80012
Roots of Rock & roll with horns. Bring your blanket and find a spot on the lawn.

festival7/3 Golden Street Fair
Downtown Golden, Washington Ave. between 12th and 13th
Goldenites love this monthly salute to summer fun. Several blocks of Washington Avenue close down for lively bands, delectable dining, kids’ entertainment and good old-fashioned summer fun.
Visit the beer tent, dance in the street and relax with friends and family.

palette7/3 – 5 Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Cherry Creek North Shopping District
Friday, July 3 10 AM to 8 PM Saturday, July 4 10 AM to 8 PM Sunday, July 5 10 AM to 6 PM The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event. The CCAF’s year-round 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access to art experiences and to support education. CCAF, since 1991, gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international juried visual artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live musical performances and artist demonstrations, and entertain their families with interactive “ARTivities.”

7/3 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

note7/3 5 – 10pm Red, White & You, Foothills Entertainments Series
Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton 80123
Nacho Men – Colorado’s most entertaining dance band
Foothills Park & Recreation District is proud to offer the FREE Foothills Entertainment Series to our District residents and South Jefferson County residents. This outdoor series of concerts and theatre performances incorporates community collaborations and grant funded performances which are free, open to the public and family friendly. Performances are held at the Grant Family Amphitheater in Clement Park.
https://www.ifoothills.org/summer_concerts.asp

palette7/3 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

palette7/3 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.

4th of july               Happy Birthday America

 

 

7/4 7a – 11am Indian Hills Fire/Rescue Celebration
Indian Hills, 4476 Parmalee Gulch Rd, Indian Hills Fire Station.
Join us this year as Indian Hills Fire Rescue hosts its Fourth of July celebration. The event celebrates our nation’s birthday beginning with a pancake breakfast followed by an auto extrication demonstration, Air Life helicopter fly-in and display, and a traditional parade. Unfortunately, this year we lost our pyrotechnicians. Consequently, no fireworks are planned for this year. With the exception of the pancake breakfast, all events are free to the public. Come join us for a fun morning
PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7:00 am – 11:00 am cost
AUTO EXTRICATION 9:00 am
AIR LIFE HELICOPTER FLY-IN 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PARADE 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

flag7/4 4 – 9pm Independence Day
Sweetwater Park, 8300-1/2 Sweetwater Road, Lone Tree 80124
Wristbands are required for entry and will be available for collection in June 2015 from the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office.

fireworks7/4 4pm 4th of July Spectacular
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora 80012

fireworks7/4 3 – 10pm 4th of July Family Festival & Fireworks
Belleview park & cornerstone Park near West Belleview Ave. & South Windermere Street

flag7/4 11am- 4th of July Family Festival
Corerstone Park, 5150 S. Windermere St.
Progress Park, 5100 S. Hickory St.
Belleview Park, 5001 S. Inca St.
The 20th annual Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks Show! Fun for all there will be entertainment, games and a fantastic fireworks show for families and friends at this free event. A variety of food concessions will be available in Belleview and Cornerstone parks. There will be many activities for the entire family, including: Cornerstone Park:
The batting cages will be open from noon–6 p.m.
A large bounce house, slide and obstacle course for a fee starting at 3 p.m.
Free face painting and Drug Free Marshalls at 3 p.m.
The Air Life helicopter will land at 5 p.m. (weather permitting)
Colorado Journey miniature golf course will be open from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. on the show wagon featuring Buckstein Belleview Park:
The Belleview Miniature Train and the Children’s Farm will welcome families from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pirates Cove will be open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Please note there will be no fishing derby this year.
Fireworks at 9:30pm

fireworks7/4 4pm to end Annual 4th of July Celebration
Lutz Stenger Sports Complex, 58th and Oak Street
Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors and friends, as the City of Arvada and KOOL 105 provide free entertainment and fireworks.

7/4 9am First Saturday Hikes at Chatfield
Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 11500 N. Roxborough Park Rd. Littleton 80125
Explore along Plum Creek and Platte River to learn about plants and wildlife in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Meet at the Platte River parking lot and join Chatfield naturalists on a 5 mile hike. Don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, and a camera. Dogs are permitted on the hike but must be on a 6ft leash at all times.
*Programs and hikes at Chatfield are free, but every vehicle entering the park must have either an annual ($70) or daily ($8) Colorado State Parks pass.

fireworks7/4 3 – 10pm 4th of July Celebration
City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster 80020
Celebrate America’s birthday in Westminster! Start your day with the 4th of July Fishing Derby at City Park at 8 am then take a dip at Splash Bash from 1 – 3 pm at Countryside pool (admission applies). Decorate your bike, scooter or big wheel and meet by the pavilion at City Park at 3 pm for a patriotic bike parade. The fun continues at 4 pm when the activity zone and food vendors open. Rocky Mountain Car Club will be hosting a car show on site starting at 5 pm. At 7 pm enjoy a concert by Daddy Blue followed by a spectacular fireworks show at 9:15 pm. Parking is VERY LIMITED at City Park so take advantage of the FREE shuttles from many locations in Westminster and Hyland Hills. Visit http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/ParksRec/SpecialEvents.aspx for a shuttle schedule. GRILLS, FIREWORKS, and GLASS CONTAINERS are not allowed.

fireworks7/4 4pm Independence Day Celebration
Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave., Arvada 80002
Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors and friends, as the City of Arvada, Apex Park & Recreation District, Arvada Festivals Commission and KOOL105 provide free entertainment, a variety of food will be available for purchase! Fireworks cap off the evening, but don’t miss the incredible fun during daylight hours.

note7/4 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Estes Park Village Band Patriotic Concert
Estes Park

flag7/4 1:30pm Park Hill 4th of July Parade
Greater Park Hill, 2300 Dexter St. Denver 80207
The Park Hill 4th of July Parade is Denver’s largest Independence Day march. It’s a traditional parade with everything you’d expect, including marching bands, floats, classic cars, costumed characters and much more!
Held in Park Hill, one of Denver’s oldest, most historic and diverse neighborhoods, the Park Hill 4th of July Parade has a small-town feel right in the heart of the city! Stay after the parade for the Kearney Street Fair, with food, music, kids games and much more!

fireworks7/4 1 – 10pm Fireworks, Fairplay 4th of July Celebration
Fairplay
Parade, Strut Your Mutt, Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, BBQ, Free Concert featuring Richie Law & the Southern Routes Band and Fireworks. Location is the Fairplay Beach for the BBQ and Concert, but if the road is unable to be repaired by this time all festivities will take place on Front Street, 719-836-2622.
Location is the Fairplay Beach for the BBQ and Concert, but if the road is unable to be repaired by this time all festivities will take place on Front Street, 719-836-2622.

flag7/4 4th of July Celebration in Clear Creek County ~ Idaho Springs
Citizens Park, 31545 Miner St., Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs will be hosting an afternoon BBQ and live music in Citizens Park, however due to the construction, there is no plan for fireworks over the Charlie Taylor Waterwheel this year.
Come spend the day with Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume!
Stroll through our unique shops, visit historic landmarks, tour museums, pan for gold, or experience a little adventure on Clear Creek’s rapids, atv’s, train, or zipline!

flag7/4 5 – 9:30pm The Great American Picnic
Broomfield County Commons Park, Broomfield 80020

fireworks7/4 9:30pm July 4th Fireworks
Estes Park, over Lake Estes
Watch one of Colorado’s most brilliant fireworks displays unfold in the sky over Lake Estes. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and find a spot along Lake Estes to watch the colors unfold to celebrate the 4th of July!

fireworks7/4 Stanley Hotel – 4th of July Historic Hoedown
Stanley Hotel, 333 Wonderview Av., Estes Park
Celebrate the 4th of July at the historic Stanley Hotel during the Historic Hoedown! Enjoy live music & dancing, great food, a saloon bar, field games, arts & crafts, big wheel races, a patriotic sky diver and much more! Stick around to watch the fireworks in the evening from the front lawn!

movie7/4 dusk Southwest Movies at Skyline Park – Jurassic Park
Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe St., Denver 80202
Sponsored by Southwest Airlines, this series is in cooperation with the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and Denver Parks and Recreation.

note7/4 7 – 10pm Swingin’ Under The Stars
Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 80211
Saturday nights will be swinging with big bands and modern swing quartets in collaboration with Swingin’ Denver.
Free swing dance lesson at 7:00pm for those who wish to learn the basic steps!
No partner or experience required.
(This is fantastic ice cream!)

swimming pool7/5 10am – 6pm Lone Tree Pool Day
Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree 80124
Each year the City of Lone Tree and South Suburban Parks and Recreation District offer Lone Tree residents free swim days.

7/5 11am – 6pm Meet in the Street
16th St. Mall, 1001 16th St., Denver 80256
Around the world, cities are temporarily closing busy streets to vehicles for a day of free, healthy activites that promote community. Meet in the Street is a program launched by the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District that encourages people to get outside, walk, bike, eat and enjoy the 16th Street Mall in a new and different way.

7/5 12 noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder 80302
http://boulderhistory.org/index.asp

note7/5 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – The Messers
City Park

festival7/5 10am Frisco’s Founders Day
Frisco, Historic Park and Museum
Simulated gold panning, live burro rides, costumed reenactments, blacksmith demos, live music

note7/6 Prospect Sound Bites Summer Concert Series & Food Truck Fest
Prospect Park, 16002 County Rd. W, Longmont 80504
Summer Outdoor Concert Series & Food Truck Fest – Gourmet food & great music!
One of the largest Food Truck Festivals in N. Colo with more than a dozen vendors to serve up a wide cuisine variety: Street Tacos, Greek Pitas, hand thrown pizzas, Venezuelan Flat Breads, BBQ, Oskar Blues Burgers, Asian, and so much more. Some of areas favorite entertainers including Dotsero and Hazel Miller as well as some big name touring bands including Nelson Rangell. Prospect Sound Bites is every Monday.

tulips7/7 Chatfield – Denver Botanic Gardens
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton 80128
http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/chatfield

kids7/7 4 – 6pm Children’s Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver 80211
http://mychildsmuseum.org/events/TargetTuesdayNights.aspx

note7/8 7 – 9pm Broomfield Concert – Rachel and the Ruckus
Broomfield Amphitheater, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield 80020
Rachel and the Ruckus High Altitude Melodic Blues / Rock www.rachelandtheruckus.com Rachel & The Ruckus was born in the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado, bringing a blend of killer pop music infused with blues & rock to the Colorado music scene. The Mile High Blues Society says, “Probably the best band you have not yet heard: Rachel & the Ruckus. They are a blues rock‘n’ soul band that you have got to see. The band is tight and talented and Rachel Alena kills on vocals.”

tulips7/8, 7/21, 7/27 9am – 5pm Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 80120
http://www.hudsongardens.org/content/hoursandprices.php

palette7/8, 7/11,7/15, 7/25 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

festival7/8 Splash in the Park
Festival Park, 300 Seconnd St., Castle Rock 80104
Come to Festival Park and cool off in the summer heat. We’ll have a bounce house, slip’n slides, super soakers and other water-related activities.

note7/8 Performances in the Park
Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street, Wheat Ridge 80033
Performances take place at the large pavilion in the back of the park. Bring a blanket or chair.
10 – 10:45am Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music
6:30 -8pm Dixieland Jazz

science7/8 5:30 -7pm Summer on the Plaza: Science Partner
1801 California St. Denver 80202
Science Partner is a six-piece rock band that showcases lush, three-partharmonies, walls of guitars, a tight rhythm section and unabashedly catchy pop arrangements. Made up of members of some of Denver’s finest and busiest bands, their performances are somewhat rare but highly polished.
Science Partner’s lyrical content ranges from the exiguity of humanity to the fleeting fame of child superstars.

notemovie7/8 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Wisteria
Estes Park

notemovie7/9 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Summer Song Fest VI
Estes Park

note7/9 4 – 9pm Music at Meyer Ranch
Meyer Ranch, Conifer
Conifer Historical Society & Museum will be the feature non profit. $5 parking fee
http://www.coniferhistoricalsociety.org 303-396-5975

note7/9 7pm concert – Chris Daniels and the Kings
Community Park, Thornton

note7/9 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Sumer Concert – Buckstein
Utah Park, 1800 Peoria Street, Aurora, 80012
Country Rock. Bring your blanket and find a spot on the lawn.

note7/9 6:30 pm Sounds of Summer Concert: William & the Romantics
CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood 80110

note7/9 7 – 8:30pm APEX Summer Concert – Lois Lane & the Super Cowboys
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada 80002
Arvada is once again the headquarters for the dynamic series of summer concerts. On five Thursday nights in June and July, music fills the air for concertgoers at this beautiful neighborhood oasis. Bring family, friends and a picnic and enjoy the season at its finest! Here’s the lineup for the Thursday series, 7-8:30 pm:
(this is canned food collection night for the Arvada Community Food Bank – bring donations and help fight hunger in the community!)

palette7/10 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

notemovie7/10 7pm Music and a Movie – Epic
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
Music by Mike Masse, food from Gusto’s Kitchen and BTO Yogurt. Film starts at dusk.

note7/10 9:30 – 10:15 APEX Summer Concert – Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Fun Music
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada 80002
Arvada is once again the headquarters for the dynamic series of summer concerts. On five Thursday nights in June and July, music fills the air for concertgoers at this beautiful neighborhood oasis. Bring family, friends and a picnic and enjoy the season at its finest! Here’s the lineup for the Thursday series, 7-8:30 pm

movie7/11 dusk Southwest Movies at Skyline Park – Hancock
Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe St., Denver 80202
Sponsored by Southwest Airlines, this series is in cooperation with the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and Denver Parks and Recreation.

note7/10 5:30 – 7:30pm Lawn Concert: Na’an Stop
Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
The 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 picnic and join us to celebrate summer in the city.
Na’an Stop, pronounced “non-stop”, is five guys from Boulder, Colorado, who craft a smooth blend of reggae/rock music that keeps you moving and wanting more. Its reggae/rock foundation paves the way for dub, ska, and hip-hop influences the band expresses through harmonious brass pieces, heavy drumbeats, and fluid guitar play. Na’an Stop’s unique sound and high-energy live performances display the collaborative and multi-instrumental talents of the band helping it become one of the fastest-rising successes on the Colorado music scene. The band has shared the stage with artists such as SOJA; John Brown’s Body; Don Carlos; The Green; Fortunate Youth; Natural Vibrations; J-Boog; and many other national touring artists.
Clyfford Still Museum forecourt

note7/10 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks
Pearl Street, Boulder 80302
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.

note7/10 7 – 10pm Music and a Movie – Epic
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
Come join us for the third installment of the City’s free outdoor Music and a Movie series, featuring live music by Mike Masse, food from Gusto’s Kitchen and BTO Yogurt, and starting at dusk, a screening of the film Epic.

movie7/10 7 – 10pm Movie in the Park – The Sandlot
Countryside Ball Fields, 10510 Oak St., Westminster 80021
Grab your lawn chairs or blankets for movies under the stars. Movies take place Friday evenings and begin at dusk. Come early for even more fun! Food vendors and pre-movie activities open at 7 pm.

note7/10 5 – 10pm Louisville Street Faire – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Downtown Louiseville
http://www.downtownlouisvilleco.com/street-faire/#shuttle
festival7/11 8am – 6pm Elbert Day Festival
Elbert
Breakfast, parade, pancake race, egg toss, watermelon seed spitting, tractor pull

festival7/11 4:30 – 10pm Second Saturdays in Olde Town
Grandview Ave., Arvada
Olde Town Arvada invites you to visit Grandview Avenue for this year’s 2nd Saturday Street Festivals. In addition to live music, there will be arts/crafts booths, food booths, Kids Zone and beer/wine sales.

note7/11 7 – 10pm Swingin’ Under The Stars
Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 80211
Saturday nights will be swinging with big bands and modern swing quartets in collaboration with Swingin’ Denver.
Free swing dance lesson at 7:00pm for those who wish to learn the basic steps!
No partner or experience required.
(This is fantastic icecream!)

palette7/11 Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver 80204
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

7/11 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.
http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/museum

note7/12 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – Eric GTrujillo and the Mambotet
City Park

7/12 1pm Colorado Convention Center Public Art Tour
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver 80202
Why is that escalator laughing at me? And, what’s with the big blue bear peering through the window? Get these answers, plus experience more public art specifically selected to reflect Denver and Colorado’s culture on this fun and educational tour of public artwork in the Colorado Convention Center.
Tours will be led by Arts & Venues Public Art Docents, Rebecca Moore and Rosalie Martin.Tours meet inside the Colorado Convention Center next to the glass by I See What You Mean aka The Big Blue Bear at 700 E. 14th Street between Stout and California streets.
*RSVP required (Limited to 15 people per tour)

note7/13 Prospect Sound Bites Summer Concert Series & Food Truck Fest
Prospect Park, 16002 County Rd. W, Longmont 80504
Summer Outdoor Concert Series & Food Truck Fest – Gourmet food & great music!
One of the largest Food Truck Festivals in N. Colo with more than a dozen vendors to serve up a wide cuisine variety: Street Tacos, Greek Pitas, hand thrown pizzas, Venezuelan Flat Breads, BBQ, Oskar Blues Burgers, Asian, and so much more. Some of areas favorite entertainers including Dotsero and Hazel Miller as well as some big name touring bands including Nelson Rangell. Prospect Sound Bites is every Monday

movie7/13 7 – 10pm Monday Movie Madness- Princess Bride
Infinity Park at Glendale, 4400 E. Kentucky St., Glendale 80246
If you’re looking for something fun and free to do with family and friends this summer, then head on over to Infinity Park in Glendale to enjoy a free movie under the stars!

note7/14 8pm Biennial Pavilion Opening and Concert
Biennial Pavilion, 1550 Wewatta Street, Denver 80202
Concert co-presented by the Denver Post and UMS featuring Making Movies (Kansas City). Opening of art exhibit curated by Mexico City’s de_sitio and BMoCA coffee experience.

note7/15 5 – 9 pm Evergreen Lake Concert Series – Bon Tee Cajun Band and Kicked to the Curb Duo
Evergreen Lake. Free parking shuttles run from Evergreen High School and Christ the King Church.

festival7/15 Splash in the Park
Festival Park, 300 Seconnd St., Castle rock 80104
Come to Festival Park and cool off in the summer heat. We’ll have a bounce house, slip’n slides, super soakers and other water-related activities.

note7/15 7 – 9pm Broomfield Concert – Deja Blu
Broomfield Amphitheater, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield 80020
Deja Blu Dance Band Dance the night away! Classic & Contemporary Rock ~ Motown ~ Soul ~ Blues ~ Swing with a kick of country www.dejabluband.com With fiery lead guitar solos and a solid rhythm section, Deja Blu musicians are some of the best in the state. Add to this recipe, 2 lead singers and 5 vocalists with harmonies that are especially tight, and you get one of the best dance bands in the state of Colorado.

note7/15 Performances in the Park
Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street, Wheat Ridge 80033
Performances take place at the large pavilion in the back of the park. Bring a blanket or chair.
10 – 10:45am Helen Trencher
6:30 -8pm Dutch Hop Music Makers

note7/15 5:30 7pm Summer on the Plaza: Covenhoven
1801 California St., Denver 80202
Covenhoven is the moniker of Colorado native musician Joel Van Horne. He began recording and releasing music under this name in late 2013. His first release (self-titled) was a concept album paying tribute to his late grandfather who built the family a log cabin in southern Wyoming, that was later given the name Covenhoven by his father. The record established him around the globe as a promising new voice in folk and indie rock.

note7/15 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Steve Smersh
Estes Park

7/15 9 – 11pm Biennial of the Americas Now? NOW! Exhibition Opening Party
MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 80202
The central exhibition of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, will create a surprising, dynamic experience, capturing the atmosphere of life in the Western Hemisphere today.

7/15 10am – 6pm Biennial Pavilion Steam (STEM + Art) Day
Biennial Pavilion, 1550 Wewatta Street, Denver 80202
The Biennial Pavilion opens to the public July 14, 2015 and is a free drop-in site featuring engaging and accessible programming, talks and events created with collaborating organizations from Denver and the Front Range.

note7/16 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concert – 6 Million Dollar Band
Meadowood Park, 3054 s. Laredo St., Aurora 80013
Ultimate 80s Experience. Bring your blanket and find a spot on the lawn.

note7/16 7pm Concert – Ricardo Pena Band
Carpenter Park Amphitheater, Thornton
7/16 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Jazz Big Band
Estes Park
note7/16 6:30 pm Sounds of Summer Concert: Chris Daniels and the Kings
CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood 80110
note7/16 7 – 8:30pm APEX Summer Concert – BackFlash – Rock and Roll
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada 80002
Arvada is once again the headquarters for the dynamic series of summer concerts. On five Thursday nights in June and July, music fills the air for concertgoers at this beautiful neighborhood oasis. Bring family, friends and a picnic and enjoy the season at its finest! Here’s the lineup for the Thursday series, 7-8:30 pm

7/16 10am – 6pm Biennial of the Americas Biennial Pavilion Resilient Communities 
Biennial Pavilion, 1550 Wewatta Street, Denver 80202
The Biennial Pavilion opens to the public July 14, 2015 and is a free drop-in site featuring engaging and accessible programming, talks and events created with collaborating organizations from Denver and the Front Range.
The Resilient Communities day will feature organizations and presentation with a community-building emphasis.

note7/17 7 – 11pm Biennial Night @ Civic Center featuring Bomba Estereo
Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave and Colfax, Denver 80202
The Biennial of the Americas partners with Levitt Pavilion Denver and Newman Center Presents to provide free performances in Civic Center Park during Biennial Night @ Civic Center. The evening kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with food trucks and fun activities for all ages. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and include appearances by Companhia Urbana de Dança (Brazil), modern artist and emcee Jeremy Bailey (Canada), and Wonderbound (U.S.). The incredible genre-busting music pioneers Black Violin (U.S.) will perform as part of the 2015 Levitt National Tour. In addition, Ian Cooke will perform his dynamic infusions of cello-centric rock and stimulating visuals that summon Mesozoic creatures from pre-historic times, called “Antiquarsauria” in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. At 10:00 p.m. Latin Grammy Award Nominee Bomba Estéreo from Colombia will close out the evening with an electrifying performance.

palette7/17 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

movie7/17 7 – 10pm Movie in the Park – Elf
Wolff Run Ball Fields, 4705 W. 76 Ave., Westminster 80030
Grab your lawn chairs or blankets for movies under the stars. Movies take place Friday evenings and begin at dusk. Come early for even more fun! Food vendors and pre-movie activities open at 7 pm

festival7/17 11am – 7pm Mile High Global Bazaar
16th Street Mall, 1001 16th St., Denver 80202
The Mile High Global Bazaar is an annual celebration of international cultures, arts, crafts, merchandise, food, and music. The event will consist of exhibitors from around the globe representing a vast array of cultures and goods. This popular event will also features several live concerts featuring world music, belly dancers, and other entertainers.

note7/17 5 – 10pm Louisville Street Faire – Geno Delafose
Downtown Louiseville
festival7/18, 7/19 11am 10pm 12th Annual Globeville Orthodox Food Festival
47th and Logan Street in Argo Park
Eastern European foods and dance
http://www.downtownlouisvilleco.com/street-faire/#shuttle

note7/18 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Rocky Mountain Brassworks
Estes Park

note7/18 7 – 10pm Swingin’ Under The Stars
Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 80211
Saturday nights will be swinging with big bands and modern swing quartets in collaboration with Swingin’ Denver.
Free swing dance lesson at 7:00pm for those who wish to learn the basic steps!
No partner or experience required.
(This is fantastic ice cream!)

movie7/18 8:30 – 10pm Movie in the Grove: Tumbleweeds
Heritage Grove, 4208 S. Timbervale Dr., Evergreen (next to Hiwan Homestead)
Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear with famed silent movie cowboy William S. Hart in his final movie, ?Tumbleweeds?. This silent classic will be accompanied live by famed pianist Hank Troy. William S. Hart was one of the original Western movie stars of the early 1900s. After years of starring in Western action movies noted for their gritty realism, he was being upstaged by flashier cowboy stars such as Tom Mix. At the age of 60, he decided to retire from the movies with one last epic film, ?Tumbleweeds?, the story of the great Oklahoma land rush. This movie is presented by Jefferson County Historical Society and Jefferson County Open Space. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. For information call Hiwan Homestead Museum at 720-497-7650.
http://jchscolorado.org

movie7/18 dusk Southwest Movies at Skyline Park – Big Hero 6
Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe St., Denver 80202
Sponsored by Southwest Airlines, this series is in cooperation with the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and Denver Parks and Recreation.

7/18 12noon – 4pm Redline Presents Performance Art NOW!
Biennial Pavilion, 1550 Wewatta Street, Denver 80202
In collaboration with Denver-based artists Theresa Anderson and Justin Beard, RedLine and the Biennial will host an evening of performance art that will highlight conversations, styles and concepts within contemporary performance art practice.
Performances are free and open to the public at the Biennial Pavilion.

palette7/18 Pearl Street Arts Fest
Pearl Street Mall, Boulder
Pearl Street Arts Fest (formerly called Open Arts Fest) is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other. More than 100 artists from around the country gather to display their work ranging from jewelry and paintings to sculpture and recycled-repurposed art. The event also includes children’s arts activities, interactive performances and much more.

dragon boad7/18 – 19 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver 80212
http://www.cdbf.org/

note7/18 6:30pm Denver Municipal Wind Band Festival
Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles, Littleton

note7/19 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – Colorado conservatory for the Jazz Arts
City Park

festival7/19 8am – 7pm Colombian Independence Festival
Creekside Park, 575 S. Clermont St., Glendale 80202
The Colombian Independence Festival has become the direct link for people living in the U.S. to express and experience Colombian culture and folklore with music, dancing, and the best Colombian food you will find anywhere in Colorado.

note7/20 Prospect Sound Bites Summer Concert Series & Food Truck Fest
Prospect Park, 16002 County Rd. W, Longmont 80504
Summer Outdoor Concert Series & Food Truck Fest – Gourmet food & great music!
One of the largest Food Truck Festivals in N. Colo with more than a dozen vendors to serve up a wide cuisine variety: Street Tacos, Greek Pitas, hand thrown pizzas, Venezuelan Flat Breads, BBQ, Oskar Blues Burgers, Asian, and so much more. Some of areas favorite entertainers including Dotsero and Hazel Miller as well as some big name touring bands including Nelson Rangell. Prospect Sound Bites is every Monday

tulips7/21 Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver 80206
http://www.botanicgardens.org/

note7/22 7 – 9pm Broomfield Concert – After Midnight
Broomfield Amphitheater, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield 80020
After Midnight Time to Swing! www.AfterMidnightJazzBand.com Award winning clarinetist Roger Campbell leads the hottest sextet since the Big Band Era! Swinging hard since 1997, this extraordinary group of musicians has performed thousands of concerts around the world. They conquer dizzying charts by the likes of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Lionel Hampton. It’s tight, fun, exciting, and danceable.

note7/22 4 – 8pm Inside the Orchestra for Families
Pavilion in City Park2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
Inside the Orchestra for Families is an engaging 50-minute performance created to get families and children of all ages “inside the orchestra”. Using a 15-17 piece orchestra, the family concerts introduce the family and the community to the world of Inside the Orchestra. Our program is an experience like no other – families get to discover what it is to be truly inside the orchestra as they are seated on the floor and surrounded by our professional musicians.

note7/22 6:30 – 8:30pm Concert in the Park – The Margarita Brothers
City Park Grand Stair Case, 1045555 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster 80020
The Margarita Brothers band is your ticket straight to fun in the sun. Hit the dance floor as you sing along to your favorite summer tunes. The Margarita Brothers will add a tropical spark to your event that you will not soon forget. Life is a beach – come join the party! Bring chairs or blankets, a picnic dinner or purchase food, beverages and snacks from vendors on-site.

note7/22 Performances in the Park
Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street, Wheat Ridge 80033
Performances take place at the large pavilion in the back of the park. Bring a blanket or chair.
10 – 10:45am Beth Epley
6:30 -8pm Skean Dubh

note7/22 5:30 – 7pm Summer on the Plaza: Max Hatt/Edda Glass
1801 California St., Denver 80202
Max Hatt / Edda Glass feature evocative vocals, ethereal guitar, and their original folk-jazz compositions. “We want to write about a world both intimate and vast, about little people on great plains,” says Glass. “Plus sometimes we like to throw in a little Bossa Nova.”

note7/22 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –David Boyd
Estes Park

festival7/22 Splash in the Park
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle rock 80104
Come to Festival Park and cool off in the summer heat. We’ll have a bounce house, slip’n slides, super soakers and other water-related activities.

Buffalo Bill7/22 – 26 Buffalo Bill Days
Golden
Many events
http://buffalobilldays.com/

note7/23 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concert – FourEver Fab
Meadowood Park, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 8000013
Ultimate Live Beatles . Bring your blanket and find a spot on the lawn.

note7/23 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Banjo Sam
Estes Park

note7/23 6:30 pm Sounds of Summer Concert: The Long Run
CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood 80110
Eagles Tribute Band

note7/23 7 – 8:30pm APEX Summer Concert – William and the Romantics-Big Band Swing, Jazz
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada 80002
Arvada is once again the headquarters for the dynamic series of summer concerts. On five Thursday nights in June and July, music fills the air for concertgoers at this beautiful neighborhood oasis. Bring family, friends and a picnic and enjoy the season at its finest! Here’s the lineup for the Thursday series, 7-8:30 pm

note7/23 Concert – Kory Brunson Band
Cherrywood Park, Thornton

notemovie7/24 7pm Music and a Movie – Frozen
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
Music by Deja Blu, free glitter tattoos, food vendors.

note7/24 5 – 10pm Louisville Street Faire – Samantha Fish
Downtown Louiseville
http://www.downtownlouisvilleco.com/street-faire/#shuttle

movie7/24 6 – 11pm Huston Lake Park Movie – Back to the Future
Athmar Park Neighborhood Organization, Huston Lake Park, 850 s. Bryant St., Denver 80219

palette7/24 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

movie7note/24 Music and a Movie – Frozen
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
Come join us for the final installment of the City’s free outdoor Music and a Movie series, featuring live music by Deja Blu, food from Gusto’s Kitchen and Funnels, and starting at dusk, a screening of the film Frozen.

note7/25 6pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –RMNP cojncert featuring Brad Fitch
Estes Park

note7/25 7 – 10pm Swingin’ Under The Stars
Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 80211
Saturday nights will be swinging with big bands and modern swing quartets in collaboration with Swingin’ Denver.
Free swing dance lesson at 7:00pm for those who wish to learn the basic steps!
No partner or experience required.
(This is fantastic ice cream!)

science7/25 3 – 4:30pm Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Typhoons
Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada 80004
These awesome natural events make the news every year, but do you really know the science behind them? Discover why they occur, how they are connected, and how they affect the environment and impact life.

palette7/25 – 26 3rd Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest
Franklin St. and 8th Ave.
The Cheesman Park Art Fest is a two-day outdoor festival in one of Denver’s prized historic parks, featuring a juried selection of 115 artists from across the nation. This family-friendly celebration of the arts takes place on the southwest roads of Cheesman’s 80 acre greenscape. Browse and purchase top-quality works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more – in a wide range of prices, directly from the artists! Enjoy live music, local food trucks & activities for kids!

festival7/25, 7/26 10am – 6pm Elevation Celebration
Conifer, Sutton Road behind Aspen Park Wine & Spirits

donkey7/25, 7/26, 7/27 Get Yur Ass Up the Pass (67th Annual)
Fairplay,
An annual event in Fairplay, Colorado since 1948, Burro Days celebrates the role of the burro in mining days of old.
Over 10,000 people participate in festivities such as: burro races, llama races, kiddies pack dog races, parades, contests, over 140 arts & crafts booths, over 30 food vendor booths, local musical entertainment, dance & BBQ, pancake      breakfast,   Cowboy Church services and more!
7/25 7pm Concert – Fairplay Beach with Angie Stevens
7/26 8:30am Weighin for Llama Race Front Street
10am Kiddies Dog Race in Alma
11am Llama Race Front Street
1pm Llama Lunacy on Front Street
5pm Old Fashioned BBQ & Barn Dance at Legion Hut at 6th & Clark Streets (cash-benefits Rocky Mtn. Rural Health)
7/27 7 – 10:30 am Pancake Breakfast (4-11 $6, 11+ $8. Benefits South Park Activities Association.)
8am Weigh-in for Pack Burro Race Front Street
9am Cowboy Church at Entertainment Gazebo on the lawn
10:30am Pack Burron Race starts on Front Street
11:30am Parade 4th Street to Front Street to 6th Street
1pm Outhouse Races on Front Street

swimming pool7/26 10am – 6pm Lone Tree Pool Day
Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree 80124
Each year the City of Lone Tree and South Suburban Parks and Recreation District offer Lone Tree residents free swim days.

note7/26 6 – 8pm City Park Jazz – Lynn Baker Quartet
City Park

7/26 Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver 80205
http://www.dmns.org/about-us

note7/26 5pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Curtis Fox and Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
Estes Park

note7/27 Prospect Sound Bites Summer Concert Series & Food Truck Fest
Prospect Park, 16002 County Rd. W, Longmont 80504
Summer Outdoor Concert Series & Food Truck Fest – Gourmet food & great music!
One of the largest Food Truck Festivals in N. Colo with more than a dozen vendors to serve up a wide cuisine variety: Street Tacos, Greek Pitas, hand thrown pizzas, Venezuelan Flat Breads, BBQ, Oskar Blues Burgers, Asian, and so much more. Some of areas favorite entertainers including Dotsero and Hazel Miller as well as some big name touring bands including Nelson Rangell. Prospect Sound Bites is every Monday

movie7/27 7 – 10pm Monday Movie Madness – How to Train Your Dragon 2010 PG
Infinity Park at Glendale, 4400 E. Kentucky St., Glendale 80246
If you’re looking for something fun and free to do with family and friends this summer, then head on over to Infinity Park in Glendale to enjoy a free movie under the stars!

note7/28 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Just Jill Acoustic
Movie Hook
Estes Park

note7/29 6pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Highland Brass Quintet
Estes Park

7note/29 5:30 – 7pm Summer on the Plaza: Whiskey Folk
1801 California St., Denver 80202
Founded by Scott Lane and Jonathan Meadows in Richmond, VA, Whiskey Folk brings notions of genuine musicianship and inventive songwriting to a modern world of dubious cosmetic sound. Their brand of Rock & Roll is neither nostalgic nor progressive. It occupies the space between vintage sounds and the hyperbolic cynicism of our post-modern world.
note7/29 5 – 9 pm Evergreen Lake Concert Series – Harpeth Rising and Kort McCumber Duo
Evergreen Lake. Free parking shuttles run from Evergreen High School and Christ the King Church.

7/29 11am – 6pm Meet in the Street
16th St. Mall, 1001 16th St., Denver 80256
Around the world, cities are temporarily closing busy streets to vehicles for a day of free, healthy activites that promote community. Meet in the Street is a program launched by the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District that encourages people to get outside, walk, bike, eat and enjoy the 16th Street Mall in a new and different way.

note7/29 6 – 8pm PACE Patio Party: Jeff Brinkman
PACE Center Dr, Parker, CO 80138, USA (map)
No tickets required. First-come, first served. PACE Patio Parties are free events held on our beautiful West Patio. Guests can bring a picnic dinner (no outside alcohol allowed) or purchase snacks and drinks, while enjoying the sunset in a laid-back atmosphere. Space is limited to the first 200 people to arrive. The patio opens at 5:00 PM. We recommend that you bring your own lawn chairs, as we do not provide seating. PACE Patio Parties are held outdoors rain or shine. If the weather is inclement, the show may be cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Singer-songwriter Jeff Brinkman plays the Patio on July 29. Brinkman’s voice has been compared to music greats such as Joe Cocker, Ben Harper, Bill Withers, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Ray LaMontagne, and Amos Lee. It’s been said that Brinkman’s music moves the soul, allowing space for listeners to find pieces of themselves in his spiritual insights and shared life-lessons on love, loss, hope, and letting go.
7/30 6:30 pm Sounds of Summer Concert: Trail
CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood 80110
Country

note7/29 Performances in the Park
Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street, Wheat Ridge 80033
Performances take place at the large pavilion in the back of the park. Bring a blanket or chair.
10 – 10:45am Jim Jackson, A One Clown Circus
6:30 -8pm Phat Daddy

7note/29 7 – 9pm Broomfield Concert – Six Foot Joe
Broomfield Amphitheater, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield 80020
Six Foot Joe & the Red Hot Rhinos Horn Driven Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues www.hurricanerecordsltd.com/sfj/sfj.html Joe & the Rhinos get that classic rock & roll beat and rev it up with a fat horn section. The band covers the gambit of songs from swing, jump blues and early classic rock; all with a driving horn sound.

7/29 Splash in the Park
Festival Park, 300 Seconnd St., Castle rock 80104
Come to Festival Park and cool off in the summer heat. We’ll have a bounce house, slip’n slides, super soakers and other water-related activities.

note7/30 7pm Concert – Soulfonix
Cherry Park, Thornton

note7/30 7pm Performance Park Summer Concert & Movie Series –Peggy Mann
Estes Park

note7/30 6;30 – 8pm Aurora Summer Concert – Raising Cain
Aurora Municipal Center Greatlawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora 80012
Pop/Rock Variety Dance Music. Bring your blanket and find a spot on the lawn.

note7/30 7 – 8:30pm APEX Summer Concert – Groove Nation Orchestra – Variety Dance Band
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada 80002
Arvada is once again the headquarters for the dynamic series of summer concerts. On five Thursday nights in June and July, music fills the air for concertgoers at this beautiful neighborhood oasis. Bring family, friends and a picnic and enjoy the season at its finest! Here’s the lineup for the Thursday series, 7-8:30 pm:
note7/31 9:30 – 10:15 APEX Summer Concert – Ann Lincoln – comedy, Magic, Juggling
McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada 80002
Arvada is once again the headquarters for the dynamic series of summer concerts. On five Thursday nights in June and July, music fills the air for concertgoers at this beautiful neighborhood oasis. Bring family, friends and a picnic and enjoy the season at its finest! Here’s the lineup for the Thursday series, 7-8:30 pm

note7/31 6:30 – 8pm Highlands Ranch – Culture on the Green
Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch 80129
This series will pair cultural performances with a beautiful outdoor setting for an experience that is sure to delight all ages. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner for a great evening under the stars.
http://hrcaonline.org/hrcainfo/calendarhrca/tabid/275/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1302/itemid/6840/d/20150731/Culture-on-the-Green.aspx

palette7/31 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

note7/31 5 – 10pm Louisville Street Faire – Chris Daniels & Friends
Downtown Louiseville
http://www.downtownlouisvilleco.com/street-faire/#shuttle

June 2015 Free Events

June 10am – 3pm   The Art of Rock: Remembering the 1960s
McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts and Venues, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 80202
This exhibition highlights the early years of Rock & Roll when rock music was accessible to all and popular music played an undeniable role in defining the character and spirit of the 1960s.
On loan are vintage concert posters which were the visual record of the era, and rare photographs of music personalities like Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin by famed photographer and filmmaker Lisa Law. Red Rocks memorabilia from the Arts & Venues collection will complement this unique exhibition. Lenders of the exhibition are Lisa Law, and Colorado collectors David Tippit and Paul Harbaugh.

Bike events in Colorado https://bicyclecolorado.org/events/event-calendar/#June

note6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 5:30pm Prospect Sound Bites Summer Concert Series & Food Truck Fest
Prospect Park, 16002 County Rd. W, Longmont 80504
Summer Outdoor Concert Series & Food Truck Fest – Gourmet food & great music!
One of the largest Food Truck Festivals in N. Colo with more than a dozen vendors to serve up a wide cuisine variety: Street Tacos, Greek Pitas, hand thrown pizzas, Venezuelan Flat Breads, BBQ, Oskar Blues Burgers, Asian, and so much more. Some of areas favorite entertainers including Dotsero and Hazel Miller as well as some big name touring bands including Nelson Rangell. Prospect Sound Bites is every Monday.

flower pink6/2 Chatfield – Denver Botanic Gardens
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton 80128
http://www.botanicgardens.org/our-gardens/chatfield

kids6/2 4 – 6pm Children’s Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver 80211
http://mychildsmuseum.org/events/TargetTuesdayNights.aspx

6/2, 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, 6/18, 6/23, 6/25 11am – 2pm Civic Center Eats
Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave. & Colfax Ave., Denver 80202
An incredible venue in which to experience Denver’s robust gourmet food truck scene, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Civic Center Conservancy, the nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and activating downtown Denver’s historic Civic Center Park. Civic Center EATS provides an opportunity for downtown employees, residents, and visitors to experience the beauty of Civic Center, enjoy a delicious outdoor lunch, listen to live music and connect with the community. Shaded tables and an on-site ATM are provided. Civic Center Eats is every Tuesday and Thursday.
Civic Center EATS is presented by the Civic Center Conservancy and produced by Hobnob Events with support from generous community sponsors.

lego6/3 11am – 1pm Play-Well TEKnologies presents “Gravity Car LEGO Workshop”
Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center
Forces are the ‘pushes’ and the pulls that change how an object moves. Explore these forces in this interactive workshop by building your own Gravity Car out of LEGO. You’ll have a chance to test your creation on the Gravity Hill. This workshop will have projects appropriate for students age 3-12. Join us for at least one hour to complete the workshop. Audience size is limited and staggered arrival is highly recommended.

note6/3, 6/17 5 – 9pm Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series
Evergreen Lake Park, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen, CO 80439
Evergreen Lake, the centerpiece of this mountain community, is home to a free concert series on Wednesday nights throughout the summer. The open-air concerts, with the rustic log-hewn Lake House as a backdrop, run from 5-10 pm every other week, featuring a variety of music from local students to rock to jazz.
Families and friends come to the Lake bearing picnic baskets, foldable chairs and blankets, or buy food and drink from a number of local vendors, while enjoying the music and watching the sun set.
Website: http://www.evergreenrecreation.com

6/4 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

6/5 First Friday Street Fairs
Golden
In June, July, August, and September, one block of Washington Avenue is closed off for a street fair. Various Golden restaurants set up booths and offer “tastes,” and MillerCoors beers are available. 303-279-3113.
www.goldencochamber.org

note6/5 5:30 – 7:30pm Lawn Concert Dragondeer
Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
The 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 picnic and join us to celebrate summer in the city.
Dragondeer is a psych-blues band from Denver, Colorado, whose singular, reverb-drenched take on old-school blues, coupled with inspired improvisation, has the band making fans in both roots circles as well as indie clubs in Colorado and beyond. Dragondeer has played the Nacarubi Music Festival in Big Sur, California; Tour De Fat; Red Rocks Amphitheater; South Park Music Festival; SXSW; The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase; and the legendary Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Dragondeer has shared the stage with Shakey Graves; Futurebirds; John Lee Hooker Junior; Roadkill Ghost Choir; J. Roddy Walston; Slightly Stoopid; Steel Pulse; Pegi Young & The Survivors; Red Wanting Blue; Jamie M. Commons; Pimps of Joytime; The Greencards; Wovenhand; and others.

note6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 6 – 8pm Music on The Plaza
The Plaza at Belmar, 439 S. Teller St. Lakewood 80226
6/5 Mike Masse
6/12 Michael Lancaster
6/19 Katey Laurel
6/26 The Modnicks
With a 2015 line up ranging from live jazz to small bands and cultural tributes, Music on The Plaza is lively community event attracting guests in the patios of neighboring restaurants as well as those enjoying the free seating on the plaza. Free parking in S. Saulsbury St. parking garage. http://www.belmarcolorado.com/events#sthash.gP4MKc3T.dpuf

palette6/5 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.

palette6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 6 – 8pm Clifford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org/info

6/6 11am – 3pm Summer Kick-Off Parade and FREE BBQ
Idaho Springs
Join us on Miner Street in Downtown Idaho Springs for the 7th Annual Summer Kick-off Parade and FREE BBQ! There will be a parade at 11 am followed by a FREE BBQ in Citizens Park!

palette6/6 Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver 80204
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

6/6 11:30am – 3:30pm 6th Annual Spring Yarn Knit Out and Crochet Community Event!
1635 Tremont Pl., Denver 80202
6TH ANNUAL SPRING KNIT OUT AND CROCHET COMMUNITY EVENT! Shop Local Fiber Artisans Designs! Join us as we celebrate local artisans; fibers, yarn, handmade gifts of crochet, knit, felting and roving in our locally owned Yarn Shoppe in downtown Denver! Come knit and Crochet! Bring a project, ask questions of the Denver Crochet Guild! FREE door prizes! Don’t miss this annual local favorite event!

note6/6 6 – 10pm Summer Kickoff Concert
Centennial, 13050 E. Peakview. Ave., Centennial 80112
Come kick off your summer with a free concert featuring the Dave Matthews Tribute band, Trippin Billies.
Live music, children’s activities and great food are just some of the things you will find at this event. Be sure you don’t miss out on this start to a summer of fun!

6/6 1 – 4pm Centennial House
1671 Galena St., Aurora 80010
Visit the oldest home on Galena Street, built in 1980, during our summertime open house days.

6/6, 10am-7pm Capitol Hill People Fair
The CHUN (Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods) Capitol Hill People’s Fair exists as a celebration of the diverse Denver urban community and its residents. As Colorado’s Premier Arts and Crafts Festival, the uniqueness and magic of CHUN’s Capitol Hill People’s Fair is created by the careful blending of great family fun, carefully selected handmade arts & crafts, delicious culinary delights, fabulous entertainment and the commitment to raise funds for and promote the missions of non-profit organizations.

6/6 Chalk Art Festival
Larimer Square
Street-painting festival in Larimer Square The Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square is a two-day street-painting festival. More than 200 artists spend hours that weekend turning the streets of Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art. Artists, sponsors and spectators find it difficult to describe in words the splendid experience that Denver Chalk Art Festival creates. Website: http://www.denverchalkart.org

6/6 9am First Saturday Hikes at Chatfield
Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 11500 N. Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton 80125
Explore along Plum Creek and Platte River to learn about plants and wildlife in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Meet at the Platte River parking lot and join Chatfield naturalists on a 5 mile hike. Don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, and a camera. Dogs are permitted on the hike but must be on a 6ft leash at all times.
*Programs and hikes at Chatfield are free, but every vehicle entering the park must have either an annual ($70) or daily ($8) Colorado State Parks pass.

movie6/6 6 – 10pm Starlight Movie #1 – Big Hero 6
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
The Starlight Summer movies have become the cornerstone of the Downtown Event Series. Fun-for-all-ages movies are shown on a giant, outdoor inflatable screen. The entertainment before each movie includes live music, kids’ activities, as well as food and beverages from various vendors.
Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends— adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Rated – PG

6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 12noon – 7:30pm The Big Wonderful
26 &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.

6/7 12 noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder 80302
http://boulderhistory.org/index.asp

6 – 8pm City Park Jazz
City Park Jazz concerts are located at the bandstand by the Pavilion on Ferril Lake in Denver’s City Park. City Park is also home to Denver’s Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Park is located just East of Downtown, at Colorado Boulevard and 17th Avenue.
6/7 Selina Albright
6/14 Annie Booth Quartet
6/21 Nelson Rangell
6/28 Paa Kow Band

6/7 11am – 5pm Boulder Jewish Festival 2015
Boulder Jewish Festival, 1942 Broadway St., #301, Boulder 80302
Save the date for the 21st annual Boulder Jewish Festival! Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Boulder County Courthouse and Pearl Street Mall. Great food, fabulous music, Judaic art, kids activities and community organizations in the largest Jewish event in the West!

6/7 Lone Tree Pool Day
Cook Creek Pool, 8711 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree
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.

kids6/7 11am – 2pm Kidsfest
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 commons St., Lone Tree 80124
June 7th brings, fun, fun, fun, to kick off your summer! Kidsfest began last year and has grown into the must-attend party of the summer for pre-K and elementary schoolchildren. Most of the event will take place outside (weather permitting). Arts, science, and entertainment are all represented with different areas to discover. Start with the Jeff and Paige Band on stage, or begin by crawling through the Cave of Confusion. Children can learn to plant herbs, watch hawks soar through the air, and get in touch with their prehistoric side in Science Corner, too! A big highlight of the event is the Strider Cup Race. 2-3 year olds and 4-5 year olds have their chance to see how fast they can move on wheels in this adorable event. Come early to participate; registration for the race begins at 11:00 am.
NEW THIS YEAR: Sensory Friendly comes to Kidsfest
Sensory Friendly Family Tree presents an SF Relaxed Hour from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Kids and adults with special needs are invited to come and take a look at the vendors an hour before the event and then come inside the Lone Tree Arts Center Event Hall and watch Sven the Juggler perform at 11:00 am.

note6/7 6:15pm 7pm Rachel and the Ruckus Live!
Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave., and Colfax, Denver 80202

flower pink6/10, 6/16, 6/22 9am – 5pm Hudson Gardens
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 80120
http://www.hudsongardens.org/content/hoursandprices.php

palette6/10, 6/13, 6/27 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

note6/10, 6/17, 6/24 7 – 9pm Bands on the Bricks
Pearl Street Mall, Boulder 80302
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.

note6/11, 6/18, 6/25 6:30 pm Englewood Concert Series Sounds of Summer
CityCennter Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Pkwy. Next to Englewood Civic Center
Enjoy our free outdoor Sounds of Summer concert series showcasing popular local musicians. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics!
June 11 Tuesday Night Blues – Blues
June 18 RockDog Band – 70’s & 80’s Rock
June 25 Boogie Machine – Funk, Rock & 70’s Disco
In the event of inclement weather, call the Activity Status Line at 303-762-2598 for notice of cancellation or postponement.

note6/11, 6/18, 6/25 7pm Twist and Shout Summer Concert Series
Carpenter Park Amphitheater
6/11 Thornton Community Band
6/18 Phat Daddy
6/25 Jill Carr
The twist and shout Summer Concert Series has been a favorite family-friendly event for people of all ages to enjoy a variety of contemporary and traditional performances. Sit back , relax, listen, and grab a bowl of free ice cream at one of the Ward sponsored Ice Cream Socials or just let the kids do cartwheels.

movie6/12 7 – 10pm Music and a Movie – Big Hero 6
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
Come join us for the first installment of the City’s free outdoor Music and a Movie series, featuring live music by Six Foot Joe & the Red Hot Rhinos, food from Gusto’s Kitchen and BTO Yogurt, and starting at dusk, a screening of the film Big Hero 6.

6/12 Parker Days
Parker
A combination of beautiful Colorado weather, rides and games, FREE live entertainment and more than 120 fun-filled arts and crafts booths in the Market Place provide the community with a fantastic weekend of fun. A special area known as Kids Country features special activities for children, such as unique bounce houses and a family entertainment stage.
Saturday morning of the Festival ushers in the traditional hometown parade. Each year, Mainstreet and Victorian Drive is lined with families enjoying a variety of parade entries, including floats, marching bands, horses and vintage cars. Several civic organizations and nonprofit groups host special events as well, such as community pancake breakfasts.
http://www.parkerdaysfestival.com

6/12 6pm Annual Citizen’s Clear Creek Raft Race
Idaho Springs, 3627 Alvarado Rd, Dumont
Clear Creek River will gather whitewater rafting enthusiast from all over the world. Professionals, advanced and amateur rafters will join us at Mile Hi Rafting in order to test everyone’s skills in the steep, narrow and technical Clear Creek Whitewaters.  Clear Creek River is known as the steepest raftable river in Colorado, with an average gradient of 67 feet per mile, and over 100 feet per mile of advanced sections. This translates to more rapids per mile and more fun for all of the contenders.
$30 to raft ~ Free to watch

6/13 7:30 am – 1pm Rhubarb Festival
Pine-6-plus miles down Pine Valley Road (County Rd 26) which intersects U.S. 285 at Pine Junction.
Mounds of tasty rhubarb dishes will once again be the order of the day when Pine Grove holds its annual Rhubarb Festival.
7:30-11:30 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast
11:30 Bake -off Judging of Rhubarb Recipes
12:30 The Parade will start after winner of Rhubarb Baking Contest is selected
1:00 River Duck Races
PLEASE NOTE – Elk Creek Road from 285 to Pine is Closed at the Bucksnort due to a road collapse (but the Bucksnort Saloon is OPEN and ready for business!!)

note6/13 5pm Lakewood’s Rockin’ Block Party
Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow, Lakewood
Lakewood’s Rockin’ Block Party kicks off with free museum tours and lawn games for the kids.
Pack a picnic or enjoy dinner from a local food truck, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Live music at 7:30pm and watch this year’s free movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which begins at dusk. Bring a blanket to settle in and enjoy free popcorn provided by Foothills Credit Union.

6/13 10am – 8pm DeLaney Farm
170 s. chambers Road, Aurora 80012
Experience Aurora’s agricultural roots. Explore the gully Homestead and the DeLaney Round Barn, then complete a fun craft at the Education Barn.

6/13 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

note6/13 12noon – 8pm Jazz and Art Festival (Westminster)
Hidden Lake High School Athletic Field (72nd & Lowell), Westminster CO
Music line-up:
Noon – 1PM: Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA)
1PM – 2PM: Tom Gershwin
2PM – 4PM: The Organization
4PM – 6PM: The Mambotet
6PM – 8PM: Nelson Rangell
http://www.historicwestyarts.com/jazz-and-art-festival.html

6/13 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! In addition to live music, there will be arts/crafts booths, food booths, Kids Zone, and beer/wine sales. The street will be closed to traffic for a fun and safe atmosphere for all ages! For more information, visitwww.OldeTownArvada.org

note6/13 6- 9pm Summer Concert Series – MarchFourth Marching Band
Sweetwater
MarchFourth Marching Band: (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration.
Aside from their marching band themed costumes, as well as the 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of 15-20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of Eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers.

6/13 11am – 5pm Ducky Derby
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock 801110004
The Ducky Derby is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock, Castle Rock High Noon Rotary and the Rotary Club of Castle Pines. Your donation earns you a numbered ticket, we enter a “rubber Ducky” into the Derby Race with the number on your ticket affixed to one of our highly trained Duckys. On the day of the race, we release all the Duckys at the same time into the water at the starting point on Plum Creek. Then all the Duckys race like crazy for the finish line! Net proceeds are awarded to local, regional and international Rotary Club charities. In addition to the ducky race there will be a Waddle Walk, face painting vendors, food, entertainment, bands, bouncing safari house and slide, silent auction and much more.

palette6/13, 6/14 9am – 4pm Third Annual Court the Arts Festival
Wilcox Building, 301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock
This is an all-Colorado fine arts and fine craft show sponsored by the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild.

6/13 -6/15 Estes Park Wool Market
Estes Park
The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park (intersection of US 36 and Community Drive), Estes Park CO
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on site for $5. Throughout the weekend participants will be able to visit exhibits, see demonstrations, be involved in competitions and take a stroll through our vendor area. One of the most popular attractions is the Children’s Tent, where visitors, young and old, are invited to try different fabric techniques. Various activities are offered throughout the day, which will teach basic skills and give visitors a chance to experience the Wool Market firsthand!
http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/wool-market/

flag6/14 Flag Day

 

6/14 11am – 8pm A Taste of Puerto Rico
Civic Center Park, E. Broadway & Colfax Ave., Denver 80202
The A Taste of Puerto Rico (ATOPR) Festival is deeply rooted in the Colorado community as the largest Caribbean Festival in the state. The event attracts 20,000 + festival attendees each year. ATOPR is a fun family oriented event with special attractions, musical acts, cultural offerings and some of the most delicious Puerto Rican cuisine found in Colorado.

flower pink6/14 10am – 4pm Wildflower Festival (Golden)
Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden, CO
Celebrate the incredible diversity and importance of native wildflowers through fun activities for the whole family. Explore stations on wildflowers and pollinators, learn to identify invasive weeds, listen to a plant story, enjoy a wildflower hike, and browse the native plants available for sale. Kids can makes crafts and watch a puppet show.
All ages.
Plant Stories at: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm
Wildflower hikes at: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm
Hikes will take place on our easy 1 mile Forest Loop trail. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
All other activities are ongoing.
The majority of the festival is outside so please wear appropriate clothing and bring water and snacks as needed.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildflower-festival-tickets-16401750076

6/18 FIBArk Whitewater Festival
Salida
Located in Salida’s historic downtown, Riverside Park is the center of FIBArk activity and entertainment. Food, arts and crafts, and industry vendors are available, as well as a beer tent, a carnival, and a state-of-the art amphitheater for this year’s extraordinary musical line-up.
http://fibark.net/

dollar sign6/18 6 – 7:30pm IRA and 401k- Dos and Don’ts
Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
This class will help you understand your IRA and 401k retirement plans. Make the right choices for your largest asset, if you’re not getting the knowledge you need at work to make critical decisions, this class is for you! Different life stages require different management techniques. When it’s time to retire, learn how to turn your plan into lifetime income that lasts as long as you do. This class is taught by Certified Financial Planner™ Jo-Ann Holst. Refreshments and complimentary planning materials will be provided. There is no cost to attend and nothing will be sold. RSVP 720-2987-5880

movie6/19 6:15 to 7:45pm Film Screening American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam
Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 80204
Gather in the Boettcher Foundation Education Gallery for a screening of American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam. Not only is the Grand Coulee Dam depicted in several of Still’s paintings, but the building of the dam also had an impact on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the people of Nespelem, Washington, featured in the summer exhibition Clyfford Still: The Colville Reservation and Beyond, 1934-1939.

6/19 9 – 11pm Backyard Astronomy: Constellations (Littleton)
Hildebrand Ranch Park, 9880 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO
There is a lot more to constellations than just pretty shapes in the sky. From navigating the high seas to telling us when its time to plant our crops these night time observers have a lot to show us.
Ages 6 yrs + with an adult (younger children are welcome with their family but the program content is geared for kids ages 6 yrs + and adults.)
Please dress to be outside, at night, and standing still while looking at the stars. Dress in warm layers, coats, sweaters, and hats as needed. Please bring a flashlight preferably with a red filter or bulb. Feel free to bring your own binoculars and/or telescope (not required). We also recommend chairs or blanket to sit on, snacks, water, hot chocolate, etc.
You will meet the naturalist in the main parking lot of Hildebrand Ranch Park at the kiosk. This program will involve little to no hiking.
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.eventbrite.com/e/backyard-astronomy-constellations-tickets-16403057988

palette6/19 6 – 9pm Art Night In (Lafayette)
Lafayette, 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.
720-890-7888 More details: http://www.particularsart.com/events/

6/20 10am Evergreen Rodeo Parade
Downtown Evergreen
The Evergreen Rodeo, a treasured local tradition starting in 1967, features the best judges, clowns, stock contractors and animals, and continues an American heritage of over 70 years from a rousing Rodeo Parade to the thrilling rodeo competitions. The Evergreen Rodeo Parade exemplifies the fun of rodeo weekend in Evergreen. Each year, up to 100 entries including marching bands, floats, horses, carriages, antique cars and farm equipment pass by the lake and through downtown Evergreen.
http://www.evergreenrodeo.com/index.php

note6/20 10am – 4pm 2015 Pan People Music Festival
The Steel Pan Collective, 777 Lawrence St., Denver 80204
The 2015 Pan People Music Festival showcases the talents and variety of steel drum players and groups. Bands come from around the area and the country. Musical performances are free and open to the public.

6/20 8am – 3:30pm Dandelion Daze Family Event
Phillips County Courthouse lawn, Holyoke Chamber, 221 s. Interocean, Holyoke 80734
Held on grassy lawn under lots of shade. Car show, awards and cruising, city-wide garage sales, FREE kids games, crafts, vendors, food, Little Royalty Dandelion Contest, historical museum and art center open for your visit, possibly free movie and possibly a 5K run, etc.

6/20 PrideFest
Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver
PrideFest features the CoorsLight PrideFest Parade, a Dance Stage with DJs, a Country Stage with line-dancing lessons, a Latin Stage with cultural programming, and the Main Stage with live entertainment, and plenty of celebrating both days.
The festival also features more than 250 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. We provide a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy, and there’s also a family area, youth alley, and a transgender resource area.
http://www.glbtcolorado.org/pridefest/

6/21 Father’s Day

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6/21 – 8/30 Hopscotch
RedLine and The Biennial of the Americas are hosting Argentinian artist Agustina Woodgate, to bring her internationally-touring hopscotch installation to Denver.
By activating seven neighborhoods through this universally known game, Woodgate will both physically and symbolically connect a city to its neighborhoods through play. Hopscotch is installed in seven locations followed with community ice cream socials at each location.
The Locations:
1. Origin of the game; Valdez Perry Biblioteca on the South sidewalk on 47th street between Gaylord and Vine streets
2. 24th St. between Arapahoe and Lawrence (Five Points) in front of RedLine Civic Center
3. Civic Center Park area on the South Side of Colfax between Lincoln and Broadway
4. 11th Avenue between Decatur and Bryant Street (Sun Valley) south sidewalk across from Fairview Elementary.
5. Between Curtis, Arapahoe, and Lawrence on the 16th St. Mall Lower Downtown
6. Children’s Museum and Aquarium Confluence Park
7. Ending of game, Confluence Park; will end in the river

dollar sign6/24 6 – 7:30pm Social Security and Income Planning
Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
These unique classes are based on academic and government research, and are taught by Certified Financial Planner™ Jo-Ann Holst. Get an independent perspective and unbiased pros and cons about financial planning. Even if you feel behind in your retirement plan, it’s never too late to get started! Individuals and couples who want to be in control and have financial freedom during retirement are encouraged to attend. Refreshments and complimentary planning materials will be provided. There is no cost to attend and nothing will be sold. RSVP 720-287-5880

note6/24 Performances in the Park 
Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street, Wheat Ridge
10am Magic Rob
6:30 – 8pm Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams
Performances take place at the large pavilion in the back of the park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

movie6/26 7 – 10pm Music and a Movie – How To Train Your Dragon 2
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
Come join us for the second installment of the City’s free outdoor Music and a Movie series, featuring live music from the Black and Blues Guys, food from Gusto’s Kitchen and Funnels, and starting at dusk, a screening of the film How To Train Your Dragon 2.

6/26-6/27 11am – 7pm 16th Street Fair
16th Street Pedestrian Mall, Denver 80202
The 16th Street Fair is an annual 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 located in the city center along the busiest pedestrian street in the State.

6/27 12 noon Sand in the City
Ralston Park, 64th and Simms, Arvada 80004
The Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd annual Sand in the City Festival is Colorado’s premier beach party, expected to attract 15,000+ visitors this year. See GIANT sand sculptures, enjoy local food & artisan vendors, a kid zone with buried treasure, live music, craft beer, & more!

6/27 River Festival
Ridgway, CO
Ridgway River Festival (RiverFest) is a family-friendly celebration of the Uncompahgre River and our community with all-age river races, live music, local food and drink, kids’ activities, watershed educational and cultural programs.
The highlight of the day is the infamous “Junk of the Unc” race in which boaters maneuver their craft, constructed from scrap materials not intended for river travel, through whitewater rapids and others’ junk, trying to keep it all intact for the 0.5 mile finish line.
http://www.ridgwayriverfestival.org

6/27-6/28 9:30am Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Bond Park, Elkhorn Ave., and MacGregor Ave., Estes Park
Come bring your family and celebrate the 2015 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.
The festival is located in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park. The goal of the festival is to entertain and educate the public about Scandinavian traditions and culture and provide a place for those of Scandinavian descent to gather and share their heritage.
Enjoy live folk & national music, singing and dancing demonstrations, Arts and craft booths, Viking encampment, swordsmanship & battle demonstrations, National and regional food booths, National and regional craft and cooking demonstrations, Vintage Saab & Volvo car show and more!

6/27 10am – 8pm ReUp Aurora Arts Festival
Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 80010
Explore upcycled and recycled art at this year’s Aurora Arts Festival. The “ReUp” theme will explore the recycled art movement, which is gaining popularity worldwide. The event will feature entertainment, interactive art projects and major murals in progress.

6/27 10am – 4pm Bailey Days
McGraw Park, Bailey
Experience the Old West

6/29 Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205 (map)
http://www.dmns.org

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.