11/1 Pre-School Nature Nuts: Wild Symbols of America
10:15 – 11am and ll:15am – 12noon
Lookout Mountain Nature Center
11/1 9am – 5pm Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 Deer Creek Canyon road, Littleton
11/2 Daylight Savings Ends
11/2 12noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder
11/4 4 – 8pm Denver Children’s Museum
11/7-15 Denver Arts Week
With more than 300 events at more than 100 museums, galleries and arts districts all over The Mile High City, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of Denver Arts Week. Includes First Friday Art Walk.
11/7 – 9 Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival (Rocky Ford)
Rocky Ford High School
Balloons launch right after sunrise each morning, weather permitting. Visitors are welcome to walk out with the balloons while they launch. Bring your camera and enter your photo in our photo contest. Information: 719-469-1894 http://www.hotairballoon.com/Arkansas-Valley-Balloon-Festival/
11/7 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest Street, Denver 80246
11/7 5 – 9pm Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Dr. Denver
Joining the many diverse art galleries and museums that make up the Santa Fe Arts District, Museo de las Americas opens its doors to visitors on the first Friday of each month free of charge. Art-walkers along Santa Fe Drive may visit the Museo for free from 5-9pm and enjoy drinks and our current exhibition.
Travel back to 1859…for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum – a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals! On the first Friday of each month, Four Mile Historic Park is offering free general admission, courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. 720-865-0800 www.FourMilePark.org
11/8 Bighorn Sheep Festival
Georgetown Community Center, corner of 6th and Argentine
Come to historic Georgetown for a full day of celebrating Colorado’s wildlife. Watch for and learn about Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep; take a nature hike; learn from the experts; listen to stories; get the kids involved in activities just for them; relax—enjoy Georgetown’s friendly atmosphere. Childrens activities and crafts, music, wildlife programs, hikes, tours and more. Be sure to stop by the Bighorn Sheep Viewing Station and the Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center as trained volunteers with binoculars and spotting scopes help viewers locate the head-banging sheep and offer a brief lesson on the animals!
11/8 9am Winterfest
Evergreen High School
Winterfest is a one day community festival of handmade gifts and more held indoors on “Main Street” of the Evergreen High School. Winterfest has an excellent reputation as one of the best indoor holiday shows in the Denver area with a fabulous selection of gallery quality fine art, as well as unique crafts, for the holidays. Performances by the Evergreen Chorale and Evergreen Children’s Chorale add to the festival spirit, and Santa’s Workshop keeps the younger crowd busy with holiday craft activities while parents shop.
11/8 10am – 9pm Night at the Museums
Dinosaur Ridge, West Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
Dinosaur Ridge will be open for Night at the Museums with free exhibit hall admission to Trek Through Time from 10am to 9pm, and free hands-on activities for the kids – fossil sifting and dinosaur track painting – from 5pm to 9pm. Bear Creek Lake Park (City of Lakewood) will have telescopes on site to gaze at the stars. For a $3 fee, explore the Dinosaur Ridge tracksite by flashlight with a guide.
For more information contact: Amber Cain at email@example.com or 303.697.3466 x107. Websites: www.dinoridge.org and http://www.denverartsweek.com Presented by Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and Denver Arts Week.
11/11 and 12/3 Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St
As more and more historic properties were demolished in the 1960s, a group of preservation-minded Denver citizens joined efforts in 1970 to rescue the home of Titanic survivor Margaret Tobin Brown — a.k.a the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown. Enjoy a guided tour of this famous Titantic survivor and Denver
11/12 9am – 5pm MOA – Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Pkwy., Englewood 80110
11/14 7:30pm /Concert at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral
Jeri Jorgensen, violinist and Cullen Bryant, pianist – 7:30pm November 14
Violinist Jeri Jorgensen and pianist Cullen Bryant perform sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, and Stravinsky. Jorgensen, first violinist of the Da Vinci Quartet from 1980-2004, is a member of the performance faculty of Colorado College and formerly adjunct faculty in violin and chamber music at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver. Bryant is among the most active chamber and collaborative pianists in New York City, maintaining a schedule of over 70 recitals a year. Freewill offering.
11/21 6 – 9pm Art Night in Lafayette
ARTiculars, 401 S. Public Rd., Lafayette
Please join us to explore the world of art in a series of fun-filled, hands-on workshop and demos during our openings on the third Friday of each month http://www.particularsart.com/events/
11/22 2 – 7pm Starlighting
Downtown Castle Rock
The Starlighting ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00 PM and the lighting of the Star will be at approximately 5:30 PM.
11/22 3:30pm Holiday Lighting Celebration
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial 80112
Bundle up and bring your friends and family and join in the fun! Enjoy local school choral groups, photos with Santa, holiday treats and top the evening off with the lighting of our 20-foot tree!
11/22 9 – 11am Colorado Freedom Memorial
756 Telluride St., aurora 80011
11/23 5 – 6:30pm Switch on the Holiday
Pearl Street Mall/Courthouse Plaza, Boulder
Caroling followed by Santa counting down to the grand illumination of the Pearl Street Mall, the County Courthouse and the star on Flagstaff Mountain.
11/28 5pm Last Friday Gallery Walk
11/28 6 – 8pm 31st Annual Candlelight Walk
Main Street Littleton
Gather at Town Hall Arts Center, Bega Park or Bradford Auto Body for free hot cider and music from 5-6:30 p.m. Children can also enter their name into a drawing to flip the huge switch that lights all of downtown. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa at Town Hall Arts Center.
Candles may be purchased for $.50 and donations of non-perishable food items for Interfaith Community Services will be accepted. Additionally, toy donations for the Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop are encouraged.
Get your holiday shopping done downtown that day as Main Street will be open to pedestrians, but closed to traffic at 4 p.m. Santa begins his march down Main Street at 6:30 p.m., starting from the courthouse.
12/1 Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver