May 16—The Urban Farm Barn Dance
From 4–9pm on Sat., May 16, The Urban Farm will host its annual western hoedown, which will include petting animals, Jim n’ Nicks BBQ, live music and beer and wine. A limited ticket event. Visit http://theurbanfarm.org/event.
May 17—Rock the Food Co-op
From 4–7pm on Sun., May 17, the Northeast Community Co-op Market will host its second Rock the Food Co-op. The free event at 49th Pl. and Valentia will feature bluegrass music, food trucks, gardening resources, lawn games, a beer and wine garden and more. www.facebook.com/NortheastCommunityCoOpMarketCafe.
May 21—QuickBooks Connect Local for Small Businesses
On May 21, Intuit QuickBooks is hosting an educational and networking event called ‘QuickBooks Connect Local’ for Colorado small businesses. The event will offer QuickBooks training and certification, inspiration and connections for accountants and developers. It will consist of morning and afternoon sessions featuring a main-stage session including a local Boulder business owner, breakout sessions, and opportunities for networking. It will be hosted by Bill Rancic, small business author, advocate and co-owner of Xo, G Wine and RPM restaurant group. The event will take place at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO. To register visit: quickbookslocal.com/boulder.
May 23—Journalist Helen Thorpe, Guest Speaker for Bookstore Fundraiser
On Sat., May 23, author and journalist Helen Thorpe will speak at the Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia, to raise proceeds for the Park Hill Community Bookstore. A silent auction, with wine and refreshments, will open at 5:30pm followed by Thorpe’s presentation at 7pm. Her books include Just Like Us and Soldier Girls, and she has produced stories on This American Life. To purchase a ticket, visit the Park Hill Bookstore, 4620 E. 23rd Ave., or call 303.355.8508.
May 29—Blues, Brews & Brats on the Bluff
From 6–9pm on Fri., May 29, Bluff Lake Nature Center will host Blues, Brews and Brats on the Bluff with music, food and craft beer from Mu Brewery. Details, including ticket prices and registration, can be found at bluesbrewsbrats.eventbrite.com. Ticket sales end May 27.
May 30—Learn Strategies for Successful Self-Employment at Colorado Free University’s Un-Job Fair
Colorado Free University (CFU) will host its fifth annual Un-Job Fair from 8:30am–4:45pm on Sat., May 30—a daylong series of presentations and seminars for those running their own businesses or considering launching one. Keynote presentations by CFU instructors address successful attitudes/strategies to be an entrepreneur, including small break-out sessions. More than 130 entrepreneurs attended in 2014—people who came with their dreams and left with confidence and strategies to help them succeed. Location: 7653 E. 1st Pl. For tickets: www.freeu.com/un-job-fair.
May 30 and 31—Park Hill Arts Festival
The 2015 Park Hill Arts Festival will take place 10am–5pm on Sat. and Sun., May 30 and 31. The juried fine art and craft show will showcase 65 artists. On exhibit will be oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and mixed-media paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry and photography. Free Admission. Booths will be set up along the Park Hill Masonic Lodge grounds, 4819 E. Montview Blvd. For more, visit www.parkhillartfestival.com.
May 30—Electronic Recycling Collection in Lowry
From 8:30–11am on Sat. May 30, drop off your old electronics at the LRA Parking Lot at Quebec St. and Lowry Boulevard. The electronics recycling company Metech will collect electronics including TVs, computers, desktops, microwaves, batteries and more. To see the prices visit www.metechrecycling.com/list.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.