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NE DENVER/NW AURORA EVENTS
8/1 Thursday—Denver Burger Battle. Denver Burger Battle has one simple goal: Determine the BEST burger in Colorado.
denverburgerbattle.com. 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
8/2 to 8/30—Swingin’ Friday Nights. Join Eastbridge Town Center and Swingin’ Denver on Fridays. Free Swing Lessons 7–7:30pm. Live Music 7:30–9:30pm. eastbridgetowncenter.com. 10155 East 29th Dr.
8/3 Saturday—Councilman Herndon’s Family Bike Parade. 9–11:30am. Starts at The Green at 29th & Roslyn in Stapleton. Ends at Smiley Campus, 2540 Holly St. with food, music, games and more! 720-337-8888
8/3 Saturday—Northfield Safety Expo. 10am–2pm. Located at 7950 Northfield Blvd. on Main Street. Bringing the community together to promote police-community partnerships. 720-913-1417
8/3 to 8/4—Summer Sidewalk Sale at Stanley Marketplace. 2nd annual Summer Sidewalk Sale at Stanley Marketplace. 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. stanleymarketplace.com
8/4 Sunday—City Park Jazz. City Park Pavilion, 1700 N. York St. 6–8pm. Last concert of the season.
8/7 Wednesday—Paint Your Own Masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel Exhibition. A how-to-paint exercise inspired by Michelangelo’s frescoes. The Hangar at Stanley, Aurora. stanleymarketplace.com
8/8 & 8/22—Knitting Circle. 5:30–7:30pm Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/9 Friday—Denver Days Community Resource Fair and Ice Cream Social. 3:30–5:30pm Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream, games, photo booths and a scavenger hunt for the kids! denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/9 to 8/10—Holy Opera! in the Sistine Chapel. A sonic experience featuring some of Denver’s greatest opera singers. Musical selections ranging from classics to popular favorites. The Hangar at Stanley, Aurora. stanleymarketplace.com
To 8/13—Sistine Chapel Reproductions. Open daily at The Hangar at Stanley. $16 for general admission; $12 for seniors, active military, and students with valid ID; and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Same-day tickets available. chapelsistine.com. 2501 Dallas St., Aurora.
8/13 Tuesday—Greater Stapleton Business Association Monthly Meeting. 8am. An association of businesses in the Stapleton area whose purpose is to support each other and our neighbors. stapletonbusiness.com, Sam Gary Library 2961 Roslyn St.
8/16 Friday—Willow Elementary Naming Event. High Tech Elementary School renaming ceremony 5–5:30pm. 8499 Stoll Pl. email@example.com
8/18 Sunday—Sam Gary Literary Book Club. 2pm. August Title: Just Mercy. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/22 Thursday—“Where’d you go Bernadette” – Moms’ Movie Night Out. Tickets $25 – $8 donated back to the school of your choice. Includes swag bag & drawings. 5:30pm & 8:00pm showings. momsnightoutproductions.com. Harkins Theaters Northfield 18, 8300 E. Northfield Blvd.
8/21 Wednesday—Kindness Club. 4–5pm. Our inter-generational, all-ages club will focus on kindness to teacher by making them thank-you treats. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
Every Thursday thru 8/29—Park Hill Farm & Flea. A Thursday Night Market featuring local makers, food purveyors and more. Every Thursday this Summer in the Oneida Park. 4–9pm. parkhillfarmandflea.com, 2231 Oneida St.
Every Thursday thru 8/29— Free Summer Music Series at Stanley. On the West Patio from 7–9pm.
Every Friday thru 8/30—Stanley Farmers Market. 9am–1pm. In the Southeast Plaza. stanleymarketplace.com
9/7 to 9/8—Stanley Arts Festival. 90 national juried artists, family activities, live performances and interactive art. Free admission. stanleyartsfestival.org. Stanley Marketplace, on the border of Stapleton and Aurora.
8/2 Friday—First Friday Art Walks. Santa Fe Arts District, Tennyson Art Walk, River North (RiNo) Art District, Golden Triangle Museum, Navajo Street Art District. denver.org/things-to-do/denver-arts-culture/denver-art-districts
Weekends thru 8/4—Colorado Renaissance Festival. Larkspur. coloradorenaissance.com
8/6 Tuesday—National Night Out. 5–8pm at Silverman Park located, 12875 E Andrews Dr. Bringing our community together to promote police-community partnerships. 720-913-1417.
8/10 Saturday—Hops in the Hangar. Annual beer festival with unlimited tastings from 20+ local craft breweries & live music. wingsmuseum.org. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
8/10 Saturday—Daughters of the American Revolution Workshop for Prospective Members. 1:30–3:30pm. Please RSVP to: Ella Margaret Cron: 303-771-7476 or Cheryl Vogtman: firstname.lastname@example.org. Montview Presbyterian Boulevard Church, 1980 Dahlia St.
8/12 Monday—Movie Madness at Infinity Park. Free, gates open 6:30pm, movies start at 7:30. Princess Bride. Infinity Park, Glendale. Details at: Infinityparkatglendale.com
8/21 Wednesday—Moms Demand Action meeting. 7pm to discuss school safety for the upcoming school year. momsdemandaction.org. 430 W 9th Ave.
8/24 Saturday—Arts and Ales. 10am–6pm at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. arvadacenter.org
8/25 Sunday—Affordable Arts Festival. ALL art $100 or LESS! 9am–3pm, Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. $10 to attend, proceeds support ACC Foundation Scholarship Program. affordableartsfestival.com
9/7 Saturday—Havana Nights. The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center invites you to Havana Nights, an event that will make you feel like you’re in Havana. havananightsdenver.com. 4001 Forest St,
To 10/12— Free composting classes. Wednesdays and Saturdays thru mid-Oct. Classes at Denver Compost Demonstration Site, Gove Community Garden, 13th Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Sign up: 303.292.9900 or dug.org/compost.
HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS
8/3 Saturday—Run for the Ring 5K & Kids Fun Run. Supporting The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. childrensdiabetesfoundation.org. Anschutz Medical Campus, 1775 Aurora Ct, Aurora
8/3 to 12/31—Yoga en Español- Yoga, delivered in Spanish. All levels Vinyasa class, entirely instructed in Spanish. Meets weekly on Saturdays at 1:15pm, $15 drop in, Free for CorePower Yoga Members, 7485 E 29th St. corepoweryoga.com.
8/11 Sunday—Puppy Yoga at Stanley. Join Kindness Yoga on the west lawn of Stanley Marketplace for Moms and Mutts: Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs. stanleymarketplace.com
8/16 to 8/18—Wellness Your Way Festival. Work out with fitness experts, get tips from chefs, learn what wellness means for you. $10/day, kids under 12 free. wellnessyourwayfestival.com. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St.
To 8/27—Learn To Row Youth Program. 13-18 years. Mile High Rowing is offering Learn to Row Programs morning & afternoon sessions available for 13-18 at Cherry Creek Reservoir. MileHighRowing.org, Creek Reservoir, Greenwood Village.
Wellness Wednesdays thru 8/28—Summer@DEN. A different class each week from 11:30am-12:30pm. On the Denver International Airport open-air plaza, between the terminal and the Westin. flydenver.com, 8500 Peña Blvd.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Every Tuesday—Tattered Tales Storytime. 30 minutes of stories, activities and snacks. 10:30am, 2526 East Colfax Ave. tatteredcover.com
Every Thursday—Star K Kids. 9:30 and 11am; kids 5 and under. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. auroragov.org
Storytimes! At Bookies. Every Tues. 10:30am, Sat. at 4pm. Free. The Bookies Bookstore, 4315 E. Mississippi Ave. 303.759.1117, thebookies.com
8/3 Saturday—Home Depot Kids Workshop. 9am-12pm. FREE how-to clinics first Sat. monthly, ages 5-12. Get Home Depot apron, wooden project and project pin. Metro-area Home Depot stores. homedepot.com
To 8/10—Denver Public Libraries Summer of Reading. Free activities, suggestions for summer reading, incentives for Denver kids, 3 age groups. FREE.. summerofreading.org
8/11 Sunday—Bully Prevention Workshop, Kids Ages 8-12. Combining bully prevention with self defense, students will proactively work through different scenarios. 3–6pm. $60/person. 2831 Hanover St. email@example.com
8/11 Sunday—Jr. Rangers. 9:30–11am; kids 6–12. Learn all about bats. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. auroragov.org
8/11 Sunday—Weekend Family Tour at Clyfford Still Museum. For children ages 5–10 and their caregivers. Every tour features games, interactive looking, and an art project to take home. 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
8/14 Wednesday—Create Playdate at the Denver Art Museum. Ages 3–5. Meet up with other tots and their grownups for story time, art making, and more. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy.
8/15 Thursday—Family Film Night at the JCC Denver. An “incredible” night of Pixar magic with family and friends. Everyone welcome.
jccdenver.org. Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St.
8/17 Saturday—PB&K – Pregnancy, Baby & Kids Community Event. Meet local doctors, dentists and family friendly businesses at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. 2001 N. High St. firstname.lastname@example.org
8/20 Tuesday—Little Wings: Let’s Be Pilots. 9-10am. Kids 2–4 with adult. Learn the difference between flying and gliding. Wings Over the Rockies Museum. wingsmuseum.org
8/23 Friday—Baby Yoga. 10:30–11am. Learn how to do yoga with your babies and toddlers. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library 2961 Roslyn St.
To 8/24— Denver Puppet Theater. The Day It Snowed Tortillas. 3156 W. 38th Ave.
8/25—Fourth Sundays at Four Mile Historic Park. Explore and enjoy story time and a craft for the youngsters. Adults $7, youth (7-17) $5, under 6 free. Get here early! 715 S Forest St. fourmilepark.org
To 9/29—SummerSkate Outdoor Roller Skating Rink. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. bceproductions.com. 47th & Verbena.
LECTURES, CLASSES, INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
8/2 or 8/9—Women-only Self Defense Class. Learn practical techniques using effective strikes to defend yourself in close and mid-range attacks. These techniques will prepare you to recognize and prevent potentially dangerous situations. 6–8pm. $55. buytickets.at/rep. The Bar Method, 8370 Northfield Blvd. Ste. 1760.
8/4 Sunday—Mother & Daughter Self Defense Class. Learn practical techniques using effective strikes to defend themselves in close and mid-range attacks. 4–6pm. Recommended ages for daughters 8+. $40/person. buytickets.at/rep. Aviator Park East, 8054 E. 28th Ave.
8/6 Tuesday—Active Minds presents: Climate Change. Examine the climate predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. 10–11am. activeminds.com. Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St.
8/8 Thursday—Active Minds: Tuskegee Airmen. 1–2pm. These African American pilots were the first black military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/15 Thursday—Active Minds presents: Japan. Trace the evolution of the modern Japanese state from its ancient roots to the present. 2–3pm. activeminds.com. Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St.
8/15 Thursday—Financial Empowerment: Financial Planning. 6:30–7:30pm. Investment-driven aspirations are unique from one person to the next. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/22 Thursday—Active Minds: Climate Change. 6:30–7:30pm. Examine the climate predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/24 Saturday—For Beginners Art Collecting And American Fashion Museums. Presented by Denver fashion designer Maggie Burns and J. Paul Getty Museum educated Emzy Veazy. Ross-University Hills Branch Library, 4310 E. Amherst Ave. email@example.com
8/25 Sunday—Ukulele Workshop (No Experience Required). 2–3:30pm. Your ukulele or ours, we will teach you how to play. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/26 Monday—Advanced Directives: Workshop. 2pm. Interactive learning experience that creatively approaches the difficult questions that we all need to answer about our end-of-life healthcare wishes. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/31 Saturday—Enhancing Mobility with Denver B-cycle. 2–3pm. Learn about Denver B-cycle, a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission of enhancing mobility while promoting sustainability, quality of life, equity, and the environment. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
8/1 Thursday—Colorado Day at History Colorado Center. Celebrate Colorado’s birthday with music, dancing, food and free admission. historycolorado.org
8/2 Friday—Cultural First Fridays: Nativo Americano. 5-9pm. Museo de las Americas. museo.org
To 8/4—Our Senses: Creating Your Reality. Free with general admission. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. dmns.org
8/8 Thursday—Art & About at the Denver Art Museum. Tours designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
To 8/9—Beer Here! Brewing the New West. More than just a tale of ale, this is a story of Colorado—told over a few beers. History Colorado, 1200 Broadway.
8/10 Saturday—Cockpit Demo Day. 10am–2pm, Wings over the Rockies Museum, Lowry. wingsmuseum.org
8/14 Wednesday— Insiders Tour: Death in the Dining Room. Molly Brown House Museum,1340 Pennsylvania St. Register at mollybrown.org
8/16 Friday—Unplugged: Meditation at the Denver Art Museum. Join the Kadampa Meditation Center in an hour-long guided meditation in the exhibition “Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze.” denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
8/20 Tuesday—Mindful Looking at the Denver Art Museum. Explore light, the American West, and humankind’s relationship with nature in this unusual desert landscape by Colorado painter Don Stinson. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
To 8/25—Serious Play at the Denver Art Museum. Presenting the concept of playfulness in postwar American design as a catalyst for creativity and innovation. 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy. denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/serious-play
To Labor Day—Kids Free Summer! Kids 18 and under get free admission. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. historycolorado.org
MUSEUM FREE DAYS
Monday–Friday—The Money Museum. Closed weekends and bank holidays. 1020 16th St. kansascityfed.org
Tuesday–Sunday—Aurora History Museum. 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, auroragov.org
8/3 Saturday—Urban Farm SCFD Free Day. Open to the public for self-guided tours. 10am–1pm. theurbanfarm.org. 10200 Smith Rd.
8/3 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free SCFD First Saturday. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am. Free for kids 18 and younger every day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
8/3 Saturday—Clifford Still Museum SCFD Free Day. 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
8/6 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum Free Evening. 4–8pm. mychildsmuseum.org
8/6 Tuesday—Chatfield Farms SCFD Free Day. 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. botanicgardens.org
8/9 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park SCFD Free Day. 715 S. Forest St. fourmilepark.org
8/10 Saturday—Denver Firefighters Museum SCFD Free Day. 1326 Tremont Pl. denverfirefightersmuseum.org
8/15 Thursday—Plains Conservation Center SCFD Free Day. Noon–4:30pm. 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. botanicgardens.org
8/26 Monday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science SCFD Free Day. 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
9/3 Tuesday—Botanic Gardens SCFD Free Day. Free until 9pm. 1007 York St. botanicgardens.org
8/4 Sunday—Law and Disorder. One Night Stand Theater, 7pm at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. onenightstandtheater.org
To 8/4—Crowns. A gospel musical. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St, Aurora. vintagetheatre.org
8/8—In Transit: A Free Event Presented by Miners Alley Playhouse and The Curious Theatre Company. An entry point to conversation around LGBTQ+ issues. curioustheatre.org. At the Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave.
To 8/17—William Shakespeare’s Richard III. By Lost and Found Productions, at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E 1st Pl. facebook.com/LostnFoundProductions/
To 8/18—Emma. A romantic comedy. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St, Aurora. vintagetheatre.org
8/31 to 9/28—Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. Friday/Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm. John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Pl. firehousetheatercompany.com, 303-562-3232
8/3—Sand Creek Greenway Volunteer Work Days. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or to sandcreekgreenway.org/upcoming-
Mentoring high-performing, low-income students. Minds Matter is recruiting our next class of college access mentors to help high-performing, low-income high school. mindsmatterdenver.org
Volunteers Needed at Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital. Seeks volunteers for once-a-week commitment, 6-month minimum. ronaldhouse.org under “How You Can Help” for info.
Single Volunteers of Greater Denver. Volunteer, not-for-profit singles group to meet others and assist nonprofit organizations for events/activities. www.svgd.org
Reading Volunteers Needed. For students in K-8 grade. 1 hour, 1 student, 1x week. During school hours. email@example.com or 303.316.3944 ext. 241.
Project Worthmore. Nonprofit organization of committed community members give, volunteer, mentor, befriend refugee neighbors. 1609 Havana St., St. 720-460-1393