12/10 Tuesday—Colorado Gives Day. Join the movement to “give where you live” and support your favorite non-profits. coloradogives.org
NE DENVER/NW AURORA EVENTS
12/5 Thursday—Financial Empowerment: How Your Brain Can Keep You from Making Wise Financial Decisions. 6:30–7:30pm. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/5 Thursday—Spreading Wings Gala. Honoring Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger, the world- renowned pilot, safety expert, author and Captain during the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Wings Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd. wingsmuseum.org
12/5 Thursday—Wonder Lab Holiday Open House. Check out our new acrylic pour painting studio, buy holiday gifts and create your own artwork (projects $5-30). All ages. 1195 Newport St. wonderlabstudios.com
12/6 Friday—Together We Count: 2020 Census. 3–4pm. Hear about how to participate and why the census matters to you. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/7 Saturday—Mini Comic Con 2019. 10am–4pm. Featuring over 30 Colorado comic book creators. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/7 Saturday—El Camino: All You Need to Know Before You Go. What you need to make your journey a success. 1–4pm at CFU Lowry. Fee $48. 7653 E 1st Pl. freeuregistration.com/CourseStatus.awp?&course=1940E
12/7 to 12/8—The Sweet William Market. Top-notch artisans, collectors and gourmets. Sat. 9am–4pm, Sun. 10am–4pm. The Cube, 8371 E Northfield Blvd. sweetwilliammarket.com
12/11 Wednesday—Community Sing-Along. 6:30pm. Intergenerational sing-along with a live band. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/12 Thursday—Active Minds: The History of Colorado. Come discover the stories of Colorado history. Free. 1–2pm. activeminds.com. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/13—Holiday Concert. 6:30pm. Local trombone quartet. Free, open to public. The Cube: 8371 Northfield Blvd. stapletoncommunity.com
12/15 Sunday—Sam Gary Literary Book Club. 2–3pm. December Title: Beloved, by Toni Morrison. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/18 Wednesday—Kindness Club. 4pm. Inter-generational, all-ages club will focus on kindness to family, friends, and loved ones this holiday season. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/19 Thursday—Active Minds: The Lewis & Clark Expedition. Learn about the expedition and the legacies it left for the young nation. Free. 6:30–7:30pm. activeminds.com. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/19 Thursday—Holiday Cocktails Workshop. A cocktail expert will demonstrate a variety of bartending techniques and flavor profiles. 7pm. The Cube: 8371 Northfield Blvd. stapletoncommunity.com
Through February—Winterskate. Old-fashioned, outdoor ice skating. More details at: northfieldstapleton.com
12/1 to 12/22—2019 Holiday Markets. Stapleton, Larimar Square and Rino locations, go to denverbazaar.com for more details.
12/3 Tuesday—City of Aurora Holiday Tree Lighting. 5–7pm. Aurora Municipal Center. auroragov.org
12/5—Eastbridge Holiday Jingle. Live concert, visits with Santa, kids’ activities, S’mores & hot chocolate. 6–8pm. 10155 East 29th Dr, eastbridgetowncenter.com
To 12/5—20th Annual Festival of Wreaths. Benefiting the Aurora Museum Foundation. View at 4 locations including The Stanley Marketplace, stanleymarketplace.com
12/6 & 12/7—9News Parade of Lights. Colorado’s brightest holiday tradition. Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 6pm. Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave. downtowndenver.com
12/7 Saturday—Holly Jolly Lowry Holiday. 2–5pm. Refreshments, kids craft table, local choirs, Giving Tree and a visit with Santa till 4:30. lowrydenver.com. Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St.
12/7 Saturday—Holiday Family Sing-Along, A Time of Wonder. Cookies, cocoa and family fun. 5000 E Alameda Ave. augustanaarts.org
12/7 to 12/8—Fair Trade Christmas Market. Featuring handmade baskets, jewelry, clothing, food items and sacred art from around the globe. Montview Church, Fellowship Hall. montview.org
12/7 to 12/8—Holidays at Delaney Farm. Celebrate the holidays with a glimpse into Aurora’s past. Enjoy games, history, and a hot chocolate bar. 130 S Chambers Rd, Aurora. auroragov.org
12/7 & 12/14—Breakfast with Santa. 9–11am. Adults $45; Members $35; Kids 3-12 $25. 2300 Steele St. denverzoo.org
12/7 to 12/21—The Browns’ Happiest Christmas. Molly Brown House. Saturdays. Tickets at: mollybrown.org
12/7 to 12/24—Breakfast with Santa. Dine with Santa and mascot Sharkey. Downtown Aquarium. Reservations required: 303-561-4450 or aquariumrestaurants.com
12/14 Saturday—Inside the Orchestra- Christmas Tiny Tots. Christmas music, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot cocoa, jingle bells, caroling and more. PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St. 9:30am & 10:45am. insidetheorchestra.org
12/14 to 12/15—Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair. Handmade shopping, DIY workshops, local food and drink. 11am–7pm. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. jackalopeartfair.com
12/15 Sunday—Augustana Festival Christmas Concert. Choir, hand bells, organ and orchestra – 7:30pm. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E Alameda Ave. augustanadenver.org
12/16 Monday—Soccer with Santa. Bring your kids to play soccer with Santa and take pictures with him. 2400 Central Park Blvd. bladiumdenver.com
12/19 Thursday—Cocoa with the Commander. Warm up with your District 5 Command staff for hot cocoa, coffee, donuts and candy canes. 9–11am. 4791 N Tower Rd, Dunkin Donuts. denvergov.org
To 12/22—Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms. Meet Mrs. Claus, Santa and his reindeer while walking through colorful holiday lights. Various evenings 4:30-8:30pm. botanicgardens.org
12/22 Sunday—Jinx Jones Rockabilly Christmas Show. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. All ages. theorientaltheater.com
12/22 Sunday—Christmas Tea and Children’s Craft Fair. 9:30–10:30am. Montview Church, Fellowship Hall. montview.org
12/23—Car Parade and Grand Menorah Lighting. Parade starts 4:30 at The Shops at Northfield and ends at 29th Ave Town Center for 5:30pm menorah lighting. jewishstapleton.com
To 12/23—Denver Christkindl Market. Vendors from Germany and elsewhere, local artisans, carolers, traditional German food/drink. 1515 Arapahoe St, on the16th St. Mall. Hours vary. christkindlmarketdenver.com
12/29—Chanukah Candyland. Stanley Marketplace, Aurora. 4–6pm. jewishstapleton.com
To 12/30—Zoo Lights: Illuminated with Life. 5:30–8:30pm. Tickets $15-20. 2300 Steele St. denverzoo.org
12/31 Tuesday—Noon Year’s Eve at Denver Children’s Museum. 9am-4pm. mychildsmuseum.org
12/31—New Year’s Eve Fireworks. 16th Street, Pedestrian Mall. 2 shows, 9pm and midnight. downtowndenver.com
To 12/31—Nick’s Holiday Putt Club. Holiday themed outdoor mini golf on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5–9pm. Punch Bowl Social, 3120 N. Uinta St. punchbowlsocial.com
To 1/2—Camp Christmas. Tickets start at $8. All ages. Over-the-top indoor immersive installation turns the holiday spirit all the way up. denvercenter.org. The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora.
To 1/3—Blossoms of Light. A dazzling and ever-changing display of light and color. 5–9pm. Denver Botanic Gardens, York St. botanicgardens.org
1/6 to 1/17—Denver Treecycle 2020. Recycle your tree by removing all decorations/lights and set out for collection on scheduled trash day by 7am. denvergov.org, 311 or 720-913-1311
12/4 Wednesday—New High Comfort Bikeway: City Park Esplanade from 16th to 17th Avenues Public Meeting. 5:30–7pm. Denver East High School. denvergov.org
12/1, 7 & 8—Sully Movie Series. Doors open 12:30pm, movie starts at 1pm. Included in the price of museum admission. Seats are first come, first served. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd. wingsmuseum.org.
12/5 to 12/8—Denver Potters Association Show. Thurs. 3–7pm, Fri. 10am–7pm, Sat. 9am-6pm and Sun. 11am-3pm. castleclayartists.net. Sixth Ave. United Church, 3250 E. 6th Ave.
12/6 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
12/6 Friday—Love Actually in Concert. Boettcher Concert Hall. 7:30. Tickets start at $20. coloradosymphony.org
To 12/6—Denver Leaf Drop 2019. Weekday and weekend drop sites. 5 pack of 30 gallon leaf bags at Denver ACE Hardware stores. Dates times and locations at DenverGov.org or call 311.
12/21 Saturday—Ninth Annual Klezfest. Two Klezfest concerts at the Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 6pm and 9pm. Hosted by the Mizel Museum, info at: mizelmuseum.org
To 1/20/20—Denver International Airport’s Ice Skating Rink. 9am-9pm. Free; complimentary skates available. denevents.flydenver.com
To 2/16—Downtown Denver Rink. FREE entry; bring skates or rent: $7/kids 12 and under, $9/13 and older. downtowndenver.com
HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS
12/5 Thursday—Merry Fit-mas Fitness Class. Free adult fitness class for all fitness levels, hosted by Denver Police District 5. 6–7pm. 4890 N Argonne St, Green Valley Ranch Rec Center. eventbrite.com/o/denver-police-18437953495
12/8 Sunday—Denver Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Washington Park. jbr.org
12/14 Saturday—Scramblin’ Scrooge 1M/5K/10K. Denver City Park. featonthestreet.com
12/21 Saturday—A Christmas Carol Classic 5K, 10K and Tiny Tim Youth Run. Denver City Park. featonthestreet.com
To 12/31—Yoga en Español- Yoga. All levels vinyasa yoga class, entirely instructed in the Spanish language. Saturdays at 1:15pm, $15 drop in, Free for CorePower Yoga Members. 7485 E 29th St. corepoweryoga.com
1/4/20 Sunday—The Resolve 1M,5K, 10K. Denver City Park. featonthestreet.com
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
Every Saturday—Little University. 10:30–11am. Various kids’ programming, changes weekly. Schlessman Library, 100 Poplar St. denverlibrary.org
Baby, Toddler & Preschool storytime. Denver Library. Various locations, times and days. Details at denverlibrary.org/events.
12/4 Wednesday—Firehouse Tales for Tots. Free with general admission. 11am–12pm. Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl. denverfirefightersmuseum.org
12/4 Wednesday—Write & Talk for Teens with Lighthouse Writers Workshop. 4pm. Join local author Whitney Gaines to try a new genre/topic each month. Registration required online. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/6 Friday—Do It Yourself Snowglobes. One of many DIY kids’ workshops in December at Neighborhood Arts Studio, 4890 Ironton St. neighborhoodartstudio.com
12/7 Saturday—Cuentos del Arte. During free first Saturday listen to cuentistas tell the tales of artworks during the storytelling program. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
12/7 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
12/10 Tuesday—Middle School Trivia Night. Grades 6–8. Free. 7–9pm. Spots limited, bring photo ID. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
12/11 Wednesday—Create Playdate: Drop-in Artmaking Program for Kids 3-5. 10am–1pm. Tots and their grownups enjoy story time, art making, and more. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy. denverartmuseum.org
12/14—A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol. Children’s matinee is an abridged version with free admission. Montview Presbyterian Church, Miller Center, 1980 Dahlia St. elps.org/a-gilbert-and-sullivan-christmas-carol
12/17 Tuesday—Little Wings: Let’s be Aliens. 9–10am. Ages 2–4. With one adult. $1 off admission. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd. wingsmuseum.org.
12/22—Fourth Sundays at Four Mile Historic Park. Story time and free wagon rides and hot cocoa & cider. Adults $7, youth (7-17) $5, under 6 free. Get here early! 715 S Forest St. fourmilepark.org
12/22 to 1/5/20—$1.00 Kids’ Admission! Ages 4–16, 3 and under always free. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd. wingsmuseum.org.
12/21 to 1/5/20— Winter Break at the Denver Art Museum. Free general admission for kids every day includes hands-on artmaking and more. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
12/3 to 12/29—Denver Puppet Theater. Elves and The Shoemaker. 3156 W. 38th Ave. denverpuppettheater.com
To 12/29—Ella Enchanted. A captivating tale for children and adults of all ages. Tickets $9–$13. Main Stage. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada. arvadacenter.org
12/31 Tuesday—New Year’s Eve Family Tour. Free with general admission, designed for children 5–10. 10:30-11:30pm. Clifford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
To 5/8—LEGO Brick Building Contest. For youth 3-18. Winning creations will be displayed. Required theme is nature and science. Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
LECTURES, CLASSES, INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
12/3 Tuesday—Japan. From imperialist empire to economic power, Japan has a complicated and fascinating history. Free. 10–11am. Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St. activeminds.com
12/11 Wednesday—Managing Daily Challenges for Caregivers. 1–3pm. Learn to use journal writing and other techniques to help identify and manage these challenges. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
12/12 Wednesday—Bold Women. Change History. Lecture Series. Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Complimentary childcare. 1200 Broadway. historycolorado.org
12/12 Thursday—Let’s Talk: Conversations about Women’s Health.. $10/person, includes light dinner. 5:15–8pm. RSVP by Dec. 9. Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 12505 E. 16th Ave., Aurora. medschool.cuanschutz.edu
12/14 Saturday—The Discovery of the South Pole. The race to the South Pole was one of the greatest international races full of tragedy and triumph. Free. 1–2pm. Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy. activeminds.com
12/6—Mercado de Navidad 5–9pm. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. museo.org
12/11 Wednesday—Monthly Indigenous Film Festival. Free. Phipps Theater, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 6:30-8:30pm. This month’s titles at dmns.org
12/14 Saturday—Cockpit Demo Day. 10am–2pm, Wings over the Rockies Museum, Lowry. wingsmuseum.org
12/8 Sunday—Music in the Galleries: Spektral Quartet. Free with general admission. Clifford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
To 2/2/20—Claude Monet The Truth of Nature. Exhibition features more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career. Ticketed event. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. denverartmuseum.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
12/3 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum Free Evening. 4–8pm. mychildsmuseum.org
12/7—Denver Art Museum Free SCFD 1st Saturday. Free for kids 18 and younger every day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
12/13 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park SCFD 2nd Friday Free Day. 715 S. Forest St. fourmilepark.org
12/14 Saturday—The Urban Farm at Stapleton SCFD Free Day. Free admission from 10am–1pm. 10200 Smith Rd. theurbanfarm.org
12/18 Wednesday—Clifford Still Museum Free Day. 10am–5pm. 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
12/18 Sunday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science SCFD Free Day. 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
12/19 Thursday—Plains Conservation Center SCFD Free Day. 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. botanicgardens.org
12/3 to 12/8—Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Tickets start at $35. denvercenter.org. The Buell Theatre, 1385 Curtis St.
12/5 to 12/22— Christmas en Colorado. A lively play full of songs and laughter that celebrates familia and our beautiful state of Colorado. Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe. suteatro.wellattended.com
12/6 to 12/28—Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. bugtheatre.org
12/7 to 12/8—A Symphony Holiday. The People’s Building 9995 E Colfax Ave. Aurora. aurorasymphony.org
12/7 to 12/22—Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum. A multicultural celebration that touches the hearts of people of all backgrounds. 119 Park Ave W. cleoparkerdance.org
12/10 Tuesday—John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons. Tickets start at $35. denvercenter.org. The Buell Theatre, 1385 Curtis St.
12/13 to 12/14—Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. nutcracker.com
12/13 to 12/15—“…and this is my significant bother.” A period show based on nine short stories by James Thurber, featuring live music by The Hoagies. Buntport Theater 717 Lipan St. buntport.com
12/14 to 12/15—The Nutcracker. Dance Institute presents the full ballet. Sat. 5pm, Sun. 1pm. Tickets $18. Adams City High School, Commerce City. danceinstitutedenver.com
12/14 to 12/15—Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Tickets start at $44. Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic. The Buell Theatre, 1385 Curtis St. denvercenter.org
To 12/15—Looped. A comedy by Matthew Lombardo. vintagetheatre.org. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St, Aurora.
To 12/15—The Thanksgiving Play. A wickedly funny satire.1080 Acoma St. curioustheatre.org
12/18 to 12/24—Santa’s Big Red Sack. The holiday show NOT to bring the kids to. The People’s Building 9995 E Colfax Ave. Aurora. santasbigredsack.com
12/18 Wednesday—Charlie Foxtrot: Comedy at Stanley. A new monthly comedy show every 3rd Wednesday at 8pm. Stanley Marketplace, stanleymarketplace.com
To 12/22—Calendar Girls. Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth. Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm. firehousetheatercompany.com. John Hand Theater, 7653 1st Pl.
To 12/22—The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens. Seasonal satire that’s never the same thing twice. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. aurorafoxartscenter.org
12/22 Sunday—Tuba Christmas Concert. 11:30pm. Denver Performing Arts Complex (Galleria). FREE to public, $10 participant fee. 303-726-4101 or tubachristmas.com
To 12/22—Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe St. denvercenter.org
To 12/22—A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Main Stage Theater. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada. arvadacenter.org
12/24 Tuesday—Twas The Night Before Christmas. A live stage adaptation of the classic Christmas poem with a modern twist. Paramount Theater,1621 Glenarm Pl. paramountdenver.com
To 12/29—The Nutcracker. Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed Nutcracker returns for its 59th year. Ellie Caulkins Opera House. coloradoballet.org
12/23 to 1/5/20—Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville. Tickets start at $28. denvercenter.org. The Buell Theatre, 1385 Curtis St.
To 1/5/20—Tuck Everlasting. Musical celebration is perfect for the whole family. vintagetheatre.org. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St, Aurora.
To 2/16—Goodnight Moon. Tickets start at $16. Ages: PreK-2nd grade. The beloved bedtime story comes to life on stage for a whimsical musical adventure. denvercenter.org. Randy Weeks Conservatory Theatre, 1101 13th St.
Denver Snow Buddy. Volunteers are paired with seniors within a 2-mile radius of one another, helping clear their walkways after two or more inches of snow has fallen. Application to volunteer at voacolorado.org/Volunteer/Snow-Buddies or call Tiffany Harris at 303-297-0408. Please note, there is a one-time fee of $25 for a background check.
Every third Saturday—Volunteering Orientation 9–10am. Urban Farm at Stapleton offers opportunities for individuals and families. RSVP: theurbanfarm.wufoo.com/forms/zia2rpb0ou3ew1. 10200 Smith Rd.
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. svgd.org
Reading Volunteers Needed. For students in K-8 grade. 1 hour, 1 student, 1x week. During school hours. firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.316.3944 ext. 241.
Project Worthmore. Nonprofit organization of committed community members give, volunteer, mentor, befriend refugee neighbors. 1609 Havana St., 720-460-1393