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NE DENVER/NW AURORA EVENTS
6/1 Saturday—Block Party and Model Home Tours. 10am – 3pm at 59th Pl. and Dallas St. Lawn games, food trucks, cold drinks, family fun and model home tours. stapletondenver.com.
6/1 Saturday—Greater Park “Over the Hill” 50th Anniversary Celebration! On Fairfax (between 28th and 29th) from 3pm-7pm with food, beverages, and activities. FREE and open to the public..facebook.com/events/565294887313962
Every Sunday thru 8/4—City Park Jazz. Kick off the season June 2 with Emma Mayes & the Hip at the City Park Pavilion, 1700 N. York St. 6–8pm. Go to cityparkjazz.org for this season’s bands.
6/6 Thursday—The Fax Partnership: Local Business & Neighborhood Open House. Nonprofit dedicated to supporting East Colfax businesses and residents. 4–6pm. Come to know your fellow neighbors. thefaxdenver.com. 6740 E Colfax Ave.
6/6 Thursday—The Lowry Beer Garden Anniversary Celebration. To benefit the Lowry Foundation. Check for details at: lowryfoundation.org. Lowry Beer Garden, 7577 E Academy Blvd.
6/6 to 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 from 4–9pm. parkhillfarmandflea.com, 2231 Oneida St.
6/8 Saturday—Wear Orange. Join Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America from 12–3pm for a free community picnic to honor local survivors of gun violence. Parkfield Lake Park in Montbello. bit.ly/2vFYc5IDenverWearOrange. 15555 E 53rd Ave, 301-213-5969
6/13 Thursday—The Mother of All Baby Showers. An adults-only night out for new and expectant parents. Education, food & drinks, huge giveaways and mini spa treatments! bit.ly/MOABSDENVER. The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace 2501 Dallas St, Aurora.
6/13 & 6/27—Knitting Circle. 5:30–7:30pm. Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation around the Sam Gary fireplace. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/14 to 7/7 Aurora Summer in the City. 11am-2pm. Free, fun events at various Aurora park locations – for exact dates and locations, go to auroragov.org/events
6/15 Saturday—Denver Century Ride and Street Party. All routes start/finish at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton. Enjoy entertainment, cold beer and drinks and an expo among a row of restaurants. northfieldstapleton.com. 8340 Northfield Blvd.
6/16 Sunday—Sam Gary Literary Book Club. 2pm. June Title: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/17 Monday—Colfax Swings. Dance the night away with Tuff-Tones, a swing band project from members of the Brothers of Brass..facebook.com/events/2021958944599465. 9995 E Colfax Ave, Aurora.
6/18 Tuesday—Greater Stapleton Business Association Monthly Meeting. An association of businesses in the Stapleton area whose purpose is to support each other and our neighbors. stapletonbusiness.com, 7350 E 29th Ave, Ste 300.
6/22 to 6/23—Aurora Arts Festival. 12-8pm, Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax, Aurora Arts and Cultural District. 100 artists, makers and creative businesses. auroraculture.org
6/23 Sunday—19th Annual Park Hill Garden Walk. $15 in advance, $12 for Seniors (65+) and children under 12 are free. parkhillgardenwalk.org. Greater Park Hill Neighborhood.
7/4 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.
7/2 Tuesday—Rockies vs. the Houston Astros at Coors Field. 6:10pm. Fireworks display after the game. mlb.com/rockies
7/2 Tuesday—Four Mile Historic Park’s Old Fashioned July 4 Celebration. 5–10pm. Old-fashioned games, historic demonstrations, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Free entry. Stay and watch the Glendale fireworks. 715 S. Forest St., 720-865-0800, fourmilepark.org
7/2 Tuesday—Glendale Fireworks Show. One of the largest and oldest displays in Denver. Starts at dusk. For best parking and viewing info, go to milehighonthecheap.com/denver-fourth-of-july/
7/3 Wednesday—Independence Day Eve Celebration in Civic Center Park. FREE community concert with patriotic favorites by Colorado Symphony. Lightshow and fireworks show. Denver Civic Center Park. civiccenterconservancy.org
7/4 Thursday—10th Annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade. Floats, music, classic cars, community groups, costumed characters and more! The parade runs along 23rd Ave. from Dexter St. to Krameria St. parkhillparade.org
7/4 Thursday—Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution. Fireworks after game. coloradorapids.com
7/4 Thursday —Denver Outlaws vs. Chesapeake. 7pm. Sports Authority Field. Fireworks after game. denveroutlaws.com
7/4 Thursday —Elitch Gardens. Fireworks at dusk.
7/4 Thursday —Evergreen 30th Annual 4th of July Celebration. Music festival, art show, free kids’ activities. 10am-7:30pm. Tickets $15 for 19 and over, $5 for 13-18, 12 and under free. Evergreen Lakehouse. evergreenmusicfestival.org
6/1 to 6/2—Denver Chalk Art Festival. Street-painting festival where 200+ artists turn the streets of Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art. larimerarts.org
6/2 Sunday—Sunday Funday: A Creative Vintage Pop-Up Market. Free event hosting 30+ artists, vintage businesses, and supporting Beloved Community Village; a housing community for Denver’s homeless. eventbrite.com. 3636 Chestnut Pl.
6/5 to 6/8—Denver Public Library’s Summer Used Book Sale. In the Conference Center at the Denver Central Library, featuring over 60,000 items: children’s books, nonfiction and fiction books, CDs, DVD & audio books—all at bargain prices starting at under $1. New items added daily. 10am-4pm. denverlibrary.org, 14th Ave. and Broadway.
6/5 to 8/4—Colorado Renaissance Festival. 8 weekends. Larkspur. coloradorenaissance.com
6/7 Friday—First Friday Art Walks. Santa Fe Arts District, Tennyson Art Walk, River North (RiNo) Art District, Golden Triangle Museum, Navajo Street Art District. www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-arts-culture/denver-art-districts
6/8 Saturday—Old South Pearl Brewgrass Festival. $10 for 8 hours of music. 1200 block Old South Pearl St. southpearlstreet.com
6/9 Sunday—A Taste of Puerto Rico. Civic Center Park, 11am-7pm. atopr.com
6/15 Saturday—Highlands Street Fair. Highlands neighborhood, 32nd Ave., Julian St. to Perry St. Music, family activities, etc. visitdenverhighlands.com
6/15 to 6/16—Juneteenth Music Festival. Historic Five Points Neighborhood, Denver Colorado on 27th & Welton St. juneteenthmusicfestival.com
6/15 to 6/16—Denver PrideFest. Live entertainment on 3 stages, 250+ exhibitors, an array of food and beverage vendors, the Coors Light Denver Pride Parade, and the Pride 5K race. denverpride.org
6/21 to 6/23—Denver Greek Festival. Greek food, music, boutique, cathedral tours, etc. 4610 E. Alameda. thegreekfestival.com
6/22 Saturday—Citizens for The River. Combining with South Platte Riverfest. Shoemaker Plaza & Confluence Park. thegreenwayfoundation.org
6/22 to 6/23—Cherry Blossom Festival. Downtown Denver in Sakura Square. cherryblossomdenver.org
6/26 Wednesday—Free Breakfast on Bike to Work Day 6:30-9am! Breakfast stations all over the city – for a specific location, go to biketoworkday.us.
6/29 Saturday—Westword Music Showcase. Golden Triangle. westword.com/musicshowcase
6/29 Saturday—Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine at Tattered Cover. Short stories following Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West, a fiction book talk & signing. Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax Ave. tatteredcover.com
7/5 to 7/7—Cherry Creek Arts Festival. cherryarts.org
HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS
6/1 Saturday—Denver Heart & Stroke Walk. Mile High Stadium featuring a 5K Run, Yoga, 5K Walk & Survivor Mile, health expo, and Puppy Parade. 1701 Bryant St., 866-430-9255, DenverHeartWalk.org
6/3 to 8/1—Adult Early Morning Swim Conditioning & Lap Swim Upgrade. 5:30/6am-7am – Masters. 9am-10/11am – LSU. Our instructor-led adult programs offer two areas of concentration: Masters Swim and Tri-Training. stapletoncommunity.com. Stapleton pools.
6/8 Saturday—10th Anniversary Jodi’s Race for Awareness. 1 mile & 5K run/walk fundraiser for ovarian cancer. .jodisrace.org/Denver. City Park
6/8 to 6/29—CPY Stapleton Yoga Summer Series at Los Chingones. 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 and 6/29 from10:30–11:30am. facebook.com/events/1962550907189781. Los Chingones in Stapleton, 10155 E 29th Dr #110, 303-377-7444.
6/9 Sunday—Strides for Epilepsy. City Park, 5K walk/run. epilepsycolorado.org
6/16 Sunday—Father’s Day 5K, 10K, Half Marathon. Stapleton Central Park, 7am. featonthestreet.com
6/22 Saturday—Undy 5000: A Brief Run to Fight Colon Cancer. 5K in your undies to fight colon cancer. City Park. undy5000.org
To 6/25—Mother’s Milk Bank Baby Café at Hygge Birth and Baby. Every Tuesday, 1–3pm. Free guidance and tips with breastfeeding, weight checks for babies, and complimentary refreshments. hyggebirthcenter.as.me. 8111 E Lowry Blvd, Ste 230, 720-464-7599.
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
6/1 Saturday—International School of Denver Bash. 10am–4pm. isdenver.org
6/1 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
6/3 Monday—Magic is from Mars, Juggling is from Jupiter. Ann Lincoln will use comedy, magic and juggling to show the importance of reading, learning and the universe of stories available at the library. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., denverlibrary.org
6/6 to 6/27—Teen Graphic Novel Workshop. 4–6pm. 4-part workshop series on graphic novel creation as we explore the art of sequential storytelling. Ideal for ages 12–19. Register online at denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/7 & 6/22—Slime and Potions. Make and play with slime as well as other potions! neighborhoodartstudio.pike13.com. 4890 Ironton St., Unit 6A
6/8 Saturday—Build an Imaginary Playground. Build an imaginary playground out of new and repurposed items. neighborhoodartstudio.pike13.com. 4890 Ironton St., Unit 6A
6/10 Monday—Animals of the Wizarding World. 3–4pm. We will introduce you to some of the animals featured in the stories and learn about their habitat, diet, and natural history. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/10 Monday—Dinner with Princess Jasmine. Meet and take photos with Princess Jasmine and her songs and stories at Oblio’s obliospizza.com. 6115 E. 22nd Ave., 303-321-1511
6/11 & 6/25—Crafternoon. 2–3pm. Join us for a craft! denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/11 to 6/25—Creative Writing Lab. 3 sessions, weekly. 4–5:30pm, 4th to 12th grade. Registration is required, and space is limited. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St.
6/14 & 6/29—Callligraphy. Artists will dabble in basic cursive and calligraphy. neighborhoodartstudio.pike13.com. 4890 Ironton St., Unit 6A
6/17 Monday—Adventures in Ventriloquism with Mark Hellerstein. 3–4pm. One audience member will be invited on stage to become a “live” puppet! denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/17 Monday—Dine with Anna and Elsa. Meet Princess Anna and Queen Elsa at Oblio’s. They will visit each table to talk and take photos with children and families. obliospizza.com. 6115 E. 22nd Ave., 303-321-1511
6/18 Tuesday—Little Wings: Let’s Have a Planet Party. 9-10am. Kids 2–4 with adult. Learn the difference between flying and gliding. Wings Over the Rockies Museum. wingsmuseum.org
6/19 Wednesday—Cupcake Decorating. 3–4pm This workshop will teach you the basics of cupcake decorating, and you’ll get to eat one! Registration is required and space is limited. 4th to 12th grade. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St.
6/21 Friday—Summer Solstice Celebration. Do art and learn about the longest day of the year. neighborhoodartstudio.pike13.com. 4890 Ironton St., Unit 6A
6/22 Saturday—2019 Community Baby Fair. Free event for new & expecting parents. Enjoy food trucks, a kids’ DJ, swag bags, and fun activities. childrensimmunization.org. Aviator Park & Pool, 8054 E. 28th Ave.
6/22 Saturday—Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concerts. Kids are truly inside the orchestra as they are seated on the floor and surrounded by a 30+ piece orchestra. insidetheorchestra.org. The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, Aurora
6/24 Monday—Fun Stuff with Peter Davison. 3–4pm. National Juggling Champion and kinetic comedian Peter Davison. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/26 Wednesday—Harry Potter Dunk Mugs. 3–4pm Registration is required online, and space is limited. Grades 4th to 12th. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
To 6/29— Denver Puppet Theater. Silly Jack. 3156 W. 38th Ave. denverpuppettheater.com
LECTURES, CLASSES, INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
6/4 Tuesday—Active Minds presents: Railroads. Review the rich history of railroads in the United States. 10–11am. Free. activeminds.com, Jewish Community Center, 303-316-6359
6/13 Thursday—Active Minds: Van Gogh. 1–2pm. A journey into the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh, whose painting career spanned only 10 years, during which time he produced over 900 paintings, selling only one. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/20 Thursday—Financial Literacy: Social Security. 6:30–7:30pm Learn how you can optimize your retirement income needs with Social Security. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
6/27 Thursday—Active Minds: China’s Human Rights Struggle. 6:30–7:30pm. Look at how modern China continues to struggle with the balance between authoritarian government and basic human rights. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St.
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. historycolorado.org
To Labor Day—Kids Free Summer! Kids 18 and under get free admission. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. historycolorado.org
6/7 Friday—Cultural First Fridays – The Heart and Soul: The Mariachi. 5-9pm. Museo de las Americas. www.museo.org
6/8 Saturday—Cockpit Demo Day. 10am–2pm, Wings over the Rockies Museum, Lowry. wingsmuseum.org
6/8 Saturday—Four Mile Historic Park Rendezvous Gala. Celebrating 160 years. Cocktails, silent & live auction, dinner and dancing.5–10pm, 715 S Forest St. Tickets at fourmilepark.org
6/12 Wednesday— Insiders Tour: LGBTQ: 1900 to Now. Molly Brown House Museum, 9-10:30am. Admission: $13/adults, $11/seniors/military/teachers/college, $9/juniors (6-18 yrs) 1340 Pennsylvania St. Register at mollybrown.org
To 8/25—Serious Play at the Denver Art Museum. Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America presents 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
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
6/1 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free SCFD First Saturday. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
6/2 Sunday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science SCFD Free Evening. 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
6/6 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum Free Day. mychildsmuseum.org
6/14 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park SCFD Free Day. 12-4pm. fourmilepark.org
6/18 Tuesday—Clyford Still Museum SCFD Free Day. clyffordstillmuseum.org
6/4 Tuesday—Botanic Gardens SCFD Free Day. 1007 York St. botanicgardens.org
PERFORMANCE AND THEATRE
6/1 Saturday—Ivy Street Ensemble with Guest Harpist Rachel Ellins. 5000 E Alameda Ave., augustanaarts.org
6/2 Sunday—The One Night Stand with Jeffrey Neuman. 7pm at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. onenightstandtheater.org
6/14 to 6/15— Wonderbound Presents Boomtown with Chimney Choir. 7:30pm shows, Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. arvadacenter.org
To 6/15—Sanctions. As the Cats come off sanctions, the racially-divided staff battle out how far they are willing to bend the rules to ensure a win. Every Saturday afternoon. curioustheatre.org/event/sanctions/
To 6/16—The Language Archive. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St, Aurora. vintagetheatre.org
6/21 Friday—“Under The Stars” Neil Bridge’s Group “Quintessence” augustanaarts.org. 5000 E Alameda Ave.
6/22 to 7/20—well, by Lisa Kron. Friday/Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm. John Hand Theater, 7653 E 1st Pl. firehousetheatercompany.com, 303-562-3232
6/25 and 7/13—Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale. Several shows and times, Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora. aurorafoxartscenter.org
6/30— The Denver Brass: Awesome Summer Mix. 7:30pm, outdoor amphitheater: covered and lawn tickets. Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. arvadacenter.org
6/1—Sand Creek Greenway Volunteer Work Days. Sand Creek Park in Aurora. More info: sandcreekgreenway.org/upcoming-volunteer-opportunities/
6/29 to 6/30—Bike MS: Colorado. Volunteers make Bike MS happen and are the foundation of why Bike MS is the largest cycling fundraising event in the country. We need nearly 500 volunteers and welcome ALL ages! Contact Brittany at Brittany.McGarry@nmss.org to sign up!
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. 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., St. 720-460-1393