May Calendar

mayMay 2 11am-1pm Urban Treats
McNichols Civic Center Building
Spend your lunch hour with us at McNichols! Live music, lectures, on-site food trucks and more. From sliders, burgers, Argentinean food, cupcakes and Asian cuisine. The third Thursday of each month we’ll high light jazz with Five Points Jazz Festival artists. McNichols offers free Wi-Fi, lounge space, and a unique atmosphere surrounded by some of Denver’s best art and cultural exhibits.
artsandvenuesdenver.com/venues/mcnichols-civic-center-building

May 2 7-8:30pm Symphony & Mexican Cultural Center
Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. Denver 80202
Join Mexican Cultural Center Denver to celebrate 5 de Mayo with a concert. Un Toque de Mexico. You can’t miss this concert with the Colorado Symphony and mariachi!
facebook.com/events/566430940044620

May 3 5-8pm Golden’s First Friday
There will be many shops, stores, and restaurants open for you to get in some serious shopping, dining, entertainment, etc. Several of the shops will have treats and specials along with entertainment for you to enjoy while you are shopping and enjoying the great atmosphere in Historic Downtown Golden. There will be free horse drawn carriage rides (weather permitting) through Historic Downtown. So come on down to the main streets of Golden on the first Friday of every month and have a great meal, an adventure into shopping, and special enjoyment.

May 3 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest St., Denver 80246
Travel back to 1859…for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum – a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals!
FourMileHistoricPark.org

May 3 Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO
(720) 865-4338
botanicgardens.org

May 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
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 May 3 5-9pm Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 80204

May 4 BMoCA
1750 13th St, boulder 80302
Bmoca.org

May 4 9am-5pm Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden 80403
Stroll the Museum’s 15-acre rail yard with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, HO Model Railroad and G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre rail yard.
Coloradorailroadmuseum.org

May 4 Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO
(720) 865-5000 ‎ •
denverartmuseum.org

May 4 12noon 25th Annual Estes Park Duck Race
Riverside Plaza, Rockwell Ave. & e. Riverside Dr., Estes Park 80517
The Duck Race is simple. You “adopt” little rubber duckies to benefit local charitable organizations. There are Prizes galore if your little ducky is one of the lucky winners! It’s a fun family outing with lots of music and entertainment and you might win! The Duck Race starts at Nicky’s at 12 pm and finishes at Riverside Plaza. Free to watch. Ducks may be adopted for $20 and your duck may win a prize for you.
epduckrace.org/

May 4 9am-noon Arbor Day
Lone Tree Tennis Center and Park 9810 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone tree 80124
Get your hands dirty or simply turn your thumbs green at the City of Lone Tree’s 15th Annual Arbor Day Celebration. The celebration will be at the Tennis Center at Lone Tree Golf Club on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Join us for a wonderful free range of activities including: • Attending birds of prey sessions • Collecting Free mulch • Planting your own herb garden pot • Purchasing your annual flowers in time for spring Better yet, purchase and plant a new tree through our annual tree sale program. Annual Tree Sale In partnership with the City of Lone Tree, Arapahoe Acres Nursery and South Suburban Parks and Recreation, Love Tree residents can purchase a tree for their property for just $25 each. Tree and Plant information and order form will be available soon.
cityoflonetree.com/arborday

May 4 10-11:30am Social Security Untangled
1st Bank Bldg. of Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226
Do you have some questions about Social Security? Such as: When should I start taking my benefit? How do I maximize my benefit? Am I eligible for a benefit from a former spouse? What is the “file and suspend” strategy? How do I fill the income gaps? Come get your questions answered. You can sleep well at night knowing you are getting all the money you deserve.
Fuelfinancial.com

May 4-5 Cinco de Mayo
Civic Center Park
Cinco de Mayo and “Celebrate Culture” in this huge annual festival in downtown
cincodemayodenver.com/

May 5 Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder 80302
BoulderHistory.org/

May 5 Mizel Museum
400 S. Kearney St., Denver 80224
Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month
mizelmuseum.org/

May 5 5-9pm Golden Super Cruise
South golden Road, Golden
Classic cars gather in business parking lots of South Golden beginning late in the afternoon. They are parked in a way the public can gather and admire these classic cars and network with their owners. Information Line 303-968-7536

May 6 7-9pm Boulder International Fringe Festival
Previews of upcoming Performing Arts events! Your chance to get a glimpse of what’s going on in our bustling little town. • BIG TIME! “Wild-Card” performances! Available to local performers on a first come, first serve basis on the night of the event. Come at 6:30 to sign up! • Musical stylings by the BIG TIME! House Band!
boulderfringe.com/big-time/

May 7 4-8pm Children’s Museum of Denver
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver 80211

May 8 6-7:30pm Social Security Untangled
1st Bank Bldg. of Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226
Do you have some questions about Social Security? Such as: When should I start taking my benefit? How do I maximize my benefit? Am I eligible for a benefit from a former spouse? What is the “file and suspend” strategy? How do I fill the income gaps? Come get your questions answered. You can sleep well at night knowing you are getting all the money you deserve.

May 9 Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora 80012
The Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs. Tuesday—Friday, 9am—4pm
auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/ArtsandCulture/Museum/index.htm

May 9 11am-1pm Urban Treats
McNichols Civic Center Building
Spend your lunch hour with us at McNichols! Live music, lectures, on-site food trucks and more. From sliders, burgers, Argentinean food, cupcakes and Asian cuisine. The third Thursday of each month we’ll highlight jazz with Five Points Jazz Festival artists. McNichols offers free Wi-Fi, lounge space, and a unique atmosphere surrounded by some of Denver’s best art and cultural exhibits.
artsandvenuesdenver.com/venues/mcnichols-civic-center-building

May 10 9am-5pm Hudson Gardens
The Hudson Gardens & Event Center is open from 9 to 5 daily, year-round. Our Gift shop is open from 10 AM to 3 PM daily, Monday through Saturday from November through April. (The Gift Shop is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day).
hudsongardens.org/content/hoursandadmission.php

May 11 Longmont Museum
400 Quail Road, Longmont 80501
ci.longmont.co.us/museum/

May 11 10am-2:30pm Dinosaur Ridge-Dinosaur Discovery Day: Earth And Sky
16831 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
An open house will celebrate earth resources, earth history, and International Astronomy Day. At the Visitors Center, geologists and paleontologists will present hands-on activities, including fossil, mineral and rock ID, fossil sieving, fossil scribing, fossil digging, gold panning, metal detecting, sluice mining, map reading, and analyzing groundwater. More scientists will speak at the world-famous track site and bone site and at ten other sites on the Dinosaur Ridge Trail. Astronomy activities will include solar observing, searching for iron meteorites, an interactive sundial, an enormous model solar system, and a Colorado K-T boundary layer clay specimen. Special guests include Mr. Bones, the Jurassic Park jeep, the Space Foundation, Brighton Astronomy Group, National Park Service, Lookout Mountain Nature Center, USGS, Butterfly Pavilion and many others. Admission and hiking the trail are free. Offsite parking is $5. An optional shuttle bus costs $4 with ages 4 & 5 half price and below 4 free. Activities are designed for Cub Scouts and Webelos to earn astronomy and geology awards and for the Boy Scouts to earn the Geology Merit Badge.
dinoridge.org.

May 11 9-11am Spring Arvada Hike Series Guided by council member Mark McGoff
Woodrun Park, Hoyt Drive at 81st Ave
Join the 2013 Arvada Spring Morning Hike Series Guided by Councilmember Mark McGoff. In this final hike of the spring hike series, you will hike east on Little Dry Creek Trail, around Pomona Lake, head back west beyond starting point and on the Michael Northey Park, and return. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, water, sunscreen, good walking shoes and dress for the weather! All hikes are approximately four miles.

May 11 8:30am Bird Walk at Ponderosa Preserve
8150 S. Coolidge Way, Aurora 80016 Enjoy a morning bird walk at this beautiful Aurora open space area. All ages welcome. Reservations are required for this FREE event. For more info call 303-739-2428. To register for this nature event call 303-326-8650 or go online auroragov.org/guide

May 12 Denver Museum of Nature and Science

May 15 Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora 80012
The Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs. Tuesday—Friday, 9am—4pm
auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/ArtsandCulture/Museum/index.htm

May 15 6-7:30pm Healthcare Reform Untangled
1st Bank Bldg. of Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226
Starting in October of 2013, every citizen who is not on Medicare or Medicaid, will have big changes to their health insurance. This class will give an overview on what we know so far dealing with: state exchanges, government subsidies, penalties for not having insurance, what’s covered, and what you need to do to be prepared.

May 16 11am-1pm Urban Treats
McNichols Civic Center Building
Spend your lunch hour with us at McNichols! Live music, lectures, on-site food trucks and more. From sliders, burgers, Argentinean food, cupcakes and Asian cuisine. The third Thursday of each month we’ll highlight jazz with Five Points Jazz Festival artists. McNichols offers free Wi-Fi, lounge space, and a unique atmosphere surrounded by some of Denver’s best art and cultural exhibits.
artsandvenuesdenver.com/venues/mcnichols-civic-center-building

May 16 6-7:30pm Medicare Untangled
1st Bank Bldg. of Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood 80226
Although Medicare Part A and B pays for most of the cost of hospitalization and other medical care for older Americans, it has many gaps which can be financially devastating. Learn how to fill those gaps and sleep well at night. We will discuss Medicare basics such as how to apply, eligibility, coverage, potential penalties, Medicare supplements, Advantage, and drug plans.

May 18 11am-8pm Five Points Jazz Festival
Intersection of Washington Street, 27th Street, 26th Avenue and Welton Street
This free community event celebrates the music, culture and history of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, with performances highlighting many of Denver’s finest jazz musicians. Performances and activities take place in numerous venues in Historic Five Points, with food and art vendors along Welton Street.

May 18 10am-noon Ruth Memorial Chapel
19650 E. Main Street Parker 80138
The Town and the Parker Area Historical Society will be hosting a celebration of the Ruth Memorial Chapel’s 100th anniversary on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join us at Ruth Chapel on Mainstreet for refreshments, carriage rides, historic tours, a Ruth Chapel Art Show and more! Watch for more details in the May issue of Talk of the Town. We hope to see you there! May 18 9am-3pm Castle Rock Historic Trolley Tour
Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock 80104
Please call 303-814-3164 to reserve space
Learn more about the history of Castle Rock through the annual May Historic Preservation Month tour. Please contact the Castle Rock Museum for Tour times and to register for a specific tour.

May 18 8-10am Bird Watching
Festival Park and East Plum Creek Trail, 300 Second St., Castle Rock 80104 Join the Natural Resource Specialist for an early morning walk in search of migratory songbirds and birds of prey along East Plum Creek Trail in downtown Castle Rock. This 2-hour walk is designed to advance the birding skills discussed in the indoor program but attendance in the first part was not required for the second part. Not recommended for children under 8. Please bring your own binoculars. Pre-registration is recommended by contacting bspagnuolo@crgov.com or 720-733-2294.

May 18 10am-3pm Denver Dumb Friends League Open House
Equine Center 5540 E. Highway 86-just west of Franktown
Whether by car, truck, or horse and buggy, horse lovers and admirers are invited to a free open house and adoption day at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. E. Enjoy guided tours, horse trainings and demonstrations, food and refreshments from local food trucks, and meet horses available for adoption. No RSVP required.
ddfl.org//services/harmony_equine_center

May 18 7am-noon Shred-a-thon
Jefferson county Sheriff’s Office 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden
We accept 3 copy paper boxes or 3 kitchen waste bags per person. But please do not bring phone books, money-mailers, newspapers, plastics, pop cans, or plastic bins
This Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is proud to once again be a part of the Crime Stoppers annual Shred-a-thon. Last year a world record-shattering total of $82,000 in cash was donated and 459,368 pounds of paper was shredded!

May 18 9am Wildflower Walk
Quincy Reservoir 18350 E. Quincy Ave. Aurora 80015
Join us for an enlightening look at the wildflowers growing around Quincy Reservoir. This FREE program is open to ages 10 and older, reservations are required. For more info call 303-739-2428. To register for this nature program call 303-326-8650 auroragov.org/guide.

May 21 6-7:30pm Social Security Untangled
Apex Rec Senior Center 6842 Wadsworth, Arvada 80003
Do you have some questions about Social Security? Such as: When should I start taking my benefit? How do I maximize my benefit? Am I eligible for a benefit from a former spouse? What is the “file and suspend” strategy? How do I fill the income gaps? Come get your questions answered. You can sleep well at night knowing you are getting all the money you deserve.

May 22 5:30pm 10th Annual Golden Community Whitewater Kayak Rodeo
Clear Creek Whitewater Park on 10th Street, Golden
Open to paddler of all skill levels with prizes in each category. Announcing for the finals will be Stephen Wright-Freestyle Kayaking World Champion.

May 23 11am-1pm Urban Treats
McNichols Civic Center Building
Spend your lunch hour with us at McNichols! Live music, lectures, on-site food trucks and more. From sliders, burgers, Argentinean food, cupcakes and Asian cuisine. The third Thursday of each month we’ll highlight jazz with Five Points Jazz Festival artists. McNichols offers free Wi-Fi, lounge space, and a unique atmosphere surrounded by some of Denver’s best art and cultural exhibits.
artsandvenuesdenver.com/venues/mcnichols-civic-center-building

May 24-26 Downtown Denver Arts Festival
Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St
Downtown Denver Arts Festival is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Colorado visual artists. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features over 125 of Colorado’s best artists with over 150,000 people expected to attend.
downtowndenverartsfestival.com/

May 24 6:30-8pm Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs-Culture on the Green
Civic Green Park
Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) and Metro District of Highlands Ranch proudly present Culture on the Green 2013. Set outdoors at Civic Green Park, 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 an evening under the stars. Admission is FREE. Sorry, no dogs are allowed at Civic Green Park.

May 24 6:30-8pm International Youth Ballet –Peter Pan
Civic Green Park9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
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://highlandsranch.org/ Civic Green Park 9370 Ridgeline blvd. Highlands Ranch
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..

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May 25 10am Memorial Day Parade
Parade begins at Colfax and Bannock St
The City & County of Denver honors its fallen war heroes on Memorial Day.

May 25 2:30-9:30pm Denver Day of Rock
Denver Day of Rock is a one-of-a-kind music event presented by Concerts For Kids to raise awareness of the children in our community. This free event will feature five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver. The 2013 lineup features Lee Brice, Vintage Trouble, Peter Cincotti, Larkin Poe, Fishbone, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Martin D’Arce, Uncle Lucius, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Wheeler Brothers, Desert Noises, Mary Louise Lee Band, The Railbenders, Wendy Woo Band, Take to the Oars, Something Underground, Strange Americans, My Body Sings Electric, Oakhurst and Jessica Gabrielle and The J Walkers.
denverdayofrock.com/

May 25-27 Boulder Creek Festival
Between Canyon & Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Boulder Creek Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. The Festival is free to the public and features something for everyone: 10 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to health alternatives and technology while five performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance. The Festival also features carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, and the signature event: the Great Rubber Duck Race!
bceproductions.com/boulder-creek-festival/

May 25-27 Territory Days
Old Colorado City (Colorado Springs)
Days has grown from a small neighborhood craft fair, parade and barbeque into a three-day street festival which now hosts over 180 craft, commercial and food booths. Between 80,000 and 140,000 guests, (depending on the weather), attend this event every Memorial weekend. Most events take place at Bancroft Park; Margarita Cantina at 25th & Colorado; and along nearby streets – with live music and dance performances.
shopoldcoloradocity.com/events/event/territory-days

May 26 10am-8pm and May 27 10am-2pm Old South Gaylord Memorial Day Weekend
Old South Gaylord between Louisiana Ave. and Franklin St.
Family fun with magic shows for children and live music for adults. New this year, the festival will also screen a free family movie on Saturday night with the original “Footloose.”

May 27 11am Memorial Day Parade
60th Ave & Lamar to 53rd & Marshall
Honoring the veterans that have sacrificed for our freedom, way of life, and the United States of America.

May 28 Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora 80012
The Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs. Tuesday—Friday, 9am—4pm
auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/ArtsandCulture/Museum/index.htm

May 29 5:30pm 10th Annual Golden Community Whitewater Kayak Rodeo
Clear Creek Whitewater Park on 10th Street, Golden
Open to paddler of all skill levels with prizes in each category. Announcing for the finals will be Stephen Wright-Freestyle Kayaking World Champion.

May 30 11am-1pm Urban Treats
McNichols Civic Center Building
Spend your lunch hour with us at McNichols! Live music, lectures, on-site food trucks and more. From sliders, burgers, Argentinean food, cupcakes and Asian cuisine. The third Thursday of each month we’ll highlight jazz with Five Points Jazz Festival artists. McNichols offers free Wi-Fi, lounge space, and a unique atmosphere surrounded by some of Denver’s best art and cultural exhibits.
artsandvenuesdenver.com/venues/mcnichols-civic-center-building

State Parks-Enjoy our beautiful state parks with events happening all month. Enjoy bird watching, hikes, biking, geo caching and more. Too numerous to list all of them!
Free with park pass.
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Education/Pages/EventsCalendar.aspx

Metro State University Spring Recitals-Students and Faculty Perform throughout the month
Too many to list-Choose your favorite!
http://www.msudenver.edu/music/events/#Mayhttp://ducal.du.edu/webevent/scripts/webevent.plx?cmd=calmonth&calID=272

Wednesday through Saturdays 12noon-5pm Atomic Art Exhibit at Rocky Flats Cold War Museum
5612 Yukon St., Arvada 80002
Exploring the paranoia of the atomic 1950s and 1960s in America, Doug Waterfield’s exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings, titled This is not a Test: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield.
Waterfield’s work has been shown nationally over the past 25 years. In 2011, his works were exhibited at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, NM. The series will also be exhibited at the Cold War Air Museum in Lancaster, Texas, in the summer of 2013 and at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in the summer of 2014.
rockyflatsmuseum.org

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