NE DENVER/NW AURORA EVENTS
To 6/3—Family Festival at Northfield Stapleton. Rides, food midway games and more. Mon-Fri 4-11pm. Sat Sun and Memorial Day 11am-12am. www.northfieldstapleton.com
6/1 to 6/3—Lowry Yard Sale. Lowry Neighborhood. 8am-2pm. www.lowrydenver.org
6/6 Wednesday—Hiawatha Davis Rec Center Art Show. 10AM to 1PM 3334 Holly Street. Free. Artists from 65 to 85 show their imaginative and original work. Classes are free and open to adult members of Denver Parks and Rec
6/6 to 6/27 Aurora Summer in the City. Wednesdays in June, 11am-2pm. 6/6 and 6/13 at Del Mar Park. 6/20 and 6/27 at Montview Park. FREE. Healthy snacks, inflatables, board and field games, try golf and gymnastics and crafts http://www.auroragov.org/events
6/7 Thursday—6th Annual Lowry Foundation Fundraiser at Lowry Beer Garden. Family-friendly evening. Portion of proceeds for Lowry Foundation’s community programs. 5-9pm. 7577 E. Academy Blvd. No ticket sales or cover charges. Drawings for prizes. 303.344.0481, LowryFoundation@gmail.com. http://lowryfoundation.org
6/7 Thursday—Thursday Night Bazaar at Stanley Marketplace. Shop and sip the first Thursday of the month, 5-10pm. www.denverbazaar.com
6/7 to 6/28—Teen Graphic Novel Workshop. 4-6:00pm Sam Gary Branch 2961 Roslyn St. 80238 email@example.com 720-865-0325. 4-part workshop series on graphic novel creation as we explore the art of sequential storytelling. Create stories that will be printed in an anthology comic book. Participants receive free copies of the book. Open to students entering grades 6 – 12. Attending all 4 sessions is recommended but not required. Registration is required. https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/teen-graphic-novel-workshop-3
6/8 Friday—Northfield High School Youth Football Camp. Kids K-8 Free. 9:00am to 12 pm. RSVP by 6/1 at http://evite.me/V8kZmuqvmz Hosted by Northfield Football coach Ahmad Lowe and staff.
6/9 Saturday—2018 Free Community Baby Fair. 10:30am-1pm. Aviator Park (8054 E. 28th Ave.). Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) offers new/expecting parents to connect over 30 exhibitors of health/safety organizations, baby-focused businesses, community groups. Attendees get swag bag. Enter to win prizes. Kids: giant lawn games, balloon animals, face painting, arts/crafts, Complimentary food truck tickets for hand-picked lunch/snack options. Emily.Clancy@childrenscolorado.org. https://www.childrensimmunization.org/news-and-events/2018-community-baby-fair
6/9 Saturday—Recycle Your Junk at the Great Denver Cleanup. Free drop sites for hard-to-recycle items, household junk and yard waste from 9 AM to 2 PM. 5440 Roslyn St. and 7301 E. Jewell Ave. Search for Great Denver Cleanup at DenverGov.org
6/9 Saturday—Inaugural Nighthawk Community Golf Tournament. 18 holes, lunch, awards, contests and more All proceeds benefit the Northfield High School golf programs. $125/player, 7:30am shotgun. www.nhsnighthawkgolf.com, Www.northfieldgolf.net
6/9 Saturday—Summer Kick-off at Eastbridge Town Center. Special offers and activities in every store 1-5pm. Live music by JK5, magician, face painting, balloon artist and hula dancer. 10155 E 29th Dr. www.eastbridgetowncenter.com
6/9 Saturday—Grand Opening – Kicking for Life – Martial Arts & Self Defense Training Center. Meet Kellye Giles, Owner/Master Instructor. 12p-2pm 7506 E. 36th Ave, Suite 480. Demonstrations, free classes, snacks, prizes, sign-up specials and a visit from a Power Ranger! Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-504-7084, kicking4life.com
6/14 Thursday—Sam Gary Knitting Circle. Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation around the Sam Gary fireplace. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. 720-865-0325, email@example.com Repeats 5/24. www.denverlibrary.org/event/knitting-circle-13
6/17 Sunday—Sam Gary Literary. 2:00pm – 3:00pm 2961 Roslyn St. Book club meeting at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays; rotates between fiction, nonfiction, and reader’s choice selections. https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/sam-gary-literary-2
6/24 Sunday—Park Hill Garden Walk. 9am-3pm. Xeriscapes to formal gardens; artists show at each garden. Tickets: www.parkhillgardenwalk.org
6/27 Wednesday—Free Breakfast on Bike to Work Day 6:30-9am! Burritos and beignets at the Founders Green breakfast Station (29th Ave & Roslyn St). Other breakfast stations in the area include: The Central Park Rec Center, Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag, and The Stanley Marketplace. biketoworkday.us, netransportation.org
6/30 to 7/1—Aurora Arts Festival. 12-8pm, Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax, Aurora Arts and Cultural District. 100 artists, makers and creative businesses. www.auroraculture.org
7/2 Monday—Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration. 5-10pm. A modern take on an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration. 715 S. Forest St. 720.865.0800. www.fourmilepark.org
7/3 Tuesday—Independence Day Eve Celebration in Civic Center Park. 8pm. FREE community concert with patriotic favorites by Colorado Symphony. Lightshow and fireworks show. Denver Civic Center Park. www.civiccenterconservancy.org
7/4 Wednesday—4th Annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade. 1-3pm. Park Hill, 23rd Ave. from Dexter to Kearney. www.parkhillparade.org
7/4 Wednesday—Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle. Fireworks after game. Family fun zone 5pm, game 7pm. www.coloradorapids.com
7/4 Tuesday—Denver Outlaws vs. Boston Cannons. 7pm. Sports Authority Field. Fireworks after game. www.denveroutlaws.com
7/4 Wednesday—Elitch Gardens. Fireworks at dusk.
7/4 Wednesday—Evergreen 4th of July Celebration. Evergreen Music Festival, art show, free kids’ activities. 10am-7:30pm. Tickets $10. 12 and under free. Evergreen Lakehouse. www.evergreenmusicfestival.org
CIVIC MEETINGS AND EVENTS
6/7 Thursday—“Here’s The Ticket Forum”. 6/7 Thursday—Meet Democratic candidates for state-wide office 6:30-8:30 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church [note change of venue], 2201 Dexter St. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-388-6965.
DENVER METRO EVENTS
Through 6/24—Free Mini Golf. DEN Outdoor Plaza, between Jeppeson Terminal and the Westin at Denver International Airport. Open daily 10am-7pm, weather permitting. FlyDenver.com/Events
6/1 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
6/1 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park Hay Bales and Tall Tales. 12-1pm. 715 S. Forest St. 720.865.0800. Free together with Free First Friday. www.fourmilepark.org
6/1 to 6/3—Capitol Hill Peoples Fair. Civic Center Park. Sat., 10am-8pm, Sun., 10am-7pm. FREE. www.peoplesfair.com
6/2 to 6/3—Denver Chalk Art Festival. Larimer Square. Sat., 10am-10pm, Sun., 10am-7pm. FREE. www.larimerarts.org
6/3 to 8/5—City Park Jazz. Sunday evenings 6-8pm. City Park Band Shell. See website for band listings. www.cityparkjazz.org
6/9 Saturday—Women Rock Denver. 5-9pm. Music, libations and small bites. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest Street, Denver, Colorado 80246. $50-60 early birds. Proceeds supports Four Mile Historic Park and Girls Rock Denver. Tickets: fourmilehistoricpark.org or (720) 865-0800 or email@example.com.
6/9 Saturday—Old South Pearl Brewgrass Festival. 1-10pm, $8 advance, $10 day of. 1200 block Old South Pearl St. www.southpearlstreet.com
6/9 to 6/10—Denver Berkeley Park Art and Music Festival. Denver Berkeley Park. Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-4pm. www.denver.org
6/10 Sunday—A Taste of Puerto Rico. Civic Center Park, 11am-7pm. www.atopr.com
6/15 to 6/17—Denver Greek Festival. Greek food, music, boutique, cathedral tours, etc. 4610 E. Alameda. www.thegreekfestival.com
6/15 to 6/17—Denver Comic Con 2017. Denver Convention Center, 700 14th St. www.denvercomiccon.com
6/16 to 8/5—Colorado Renaissance Festival. 8 weekends. Larkspur. www.coloradorenaissance.com
6/16 Saturday—Cockpit Demo Day. Free with admission. Wings Over the Rockies Museum, Lowry. 10am-2pm. www.wingsmuseum.org
6/16 Saturday—Juneteenth Music Festival. Five Points Neighborhood, Welton St. betw. Park and 28th. www.juneteenthmusicfestival.com
6/16 to 6/17—Denver PrideFest. Civic Center Park, downtown Denver. Parade 9:30am, Cheesman Park. 11am-7pm Sat.; 10am-6pm Sun. www.glbtcolorado.org/pridefest
6/20 to 6/23—Denver Library Summer Used Book Sale. Central library, 10 West 14th Ave. 10am-4pm each day. www.dplfriends.org
6/22 Sunday – Irish Performers at Swallow Hill Music. The Hydes, featuring special guests Tadhg Ó Meachair and Dave Curley from Ireland, 71 E Yale Ave. Doors open at 7, show at 8. Tickets $18 advance, $20 day of, available online at swallowhillmusic.org. hydesmusic.com
6/23 Saturday—Westword Music Showcase. Golden Triangle. www.westword.com/musicshowcase
6/23 Saturday–South Platte RiverFest. Outdoor activities, music art, etc. Confluence Park and Little Raven St. betw. 15th St. and Elitch Circle. Sat 10-8; Sun 10-5. www.thegreenwayfoundation.org
6/23 to 6/24—Cherry Blossom Festival. Sakura Square, Lawrence St. betw. 19th and 20th. www.cherryblossomdenver.org
6/23 Saturday—Highlands Street Fair. 11am-7pm, Highlands neighborhood, 32nd Ave., Julian St. to Perry St. Music, family activities, etc. FREE. www.visitdenverhighlands.com
7/6 to 7/8—Cherry Creek Arts Festival. www.cherryarts.org
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
6/3 Sunday—Prego Expo. Pregnancy and Baby Expo. Colorado Convention Center. www.pregoexpo.com
6/9 Saturday—8th Annual Jodi’s Race for Awareness. Country’s largest run/walk for ovarian cancer. City Park, 8:30am. www.jodisrace.org
6/10 Sunday—Strides for Epilepsy. City Park, 9:00am-12pm. www.epilepsycolorado.org
6/16 Saturday—Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride and Street Party. Main Street, Northfield. www.denvercenturyride.com
6/17 Sunday—Father’s Day 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Kids Run. Stapleton Central Park, 8am. www.featonthestreet.com
6/23 Saturday—Undy 5000: A Brief Run to Fight Colon Cancer. 5K in your undies to fight colon cancer. Denver City Park 8:30am. www.undy5000.org
KIDS AND FAMILIES
June—Denver Puppet Theater. Rapunzel. www.denverpuppettheater.com
6/1 Friday—City Park Alliance Ice Cream Social. City Park Alliance and City Council District 9 old-fashioned ice cream social, City Park Pavilion. 6-9pm. Free ice cream, face-painting, entertainers and Denver Municipal Band concert. http://cityparkalliance.org/icecreamsocial
6/2 Saturday—International School of Denver International Bash. Games, activities, face painting, cultural village, international-themed food trucks, student performances; One of largest international festivals in Denver metro area. www.isdenver.org
6/1 to 8/11—Denver Public Libraries Summer of Reading. Free activities, suggestions for summer reading, incentives for Denver kids, 3 age groups. FREE. www.summerofreading.org
Sam Gary Library Events for Kids and Families
Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St., 80238. 720.865.0325 firstname.lastname@example.org www.denverlibrary.org. Some events require registration, please check website.
6 /4 Monday—4/5 Book Club – Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. 3-4pm Registrants can pick up a free copy of this title from the branch while supplies last.
6/5 Tuesday—Birds of Prey. 2-3pm Join HawkQuest—Bald or a Golden eagle, an owl, a falcon, and features a free-flying hawk.
6/12 Tuesday—Zooper Heroes. 2-3pm. Stories of Denver Zoo animals.
6/19 Tuesday—We Are All Composers. 2-3pm. Basics of music composing while strengthening young children’s self confidence.
6/22 Friday—Preschool Yoga. 2-3:00pm. Story time with yoga.
6/26 Tuesday—Murdock’s Magical Delights w/ Doc Murdock. 2-3pm. Magic show for all ages.
6/5 to 6/26—Storytime for Preschoolers. Tuesdays at 10:30am, Free. The Bookies bookstore, 4315 E. Mississippi Avenue (303) 759-1117 email@example.com www.thebookies.com
6/5 to 6/26—Tuesdays in June– Four Mile Historic Park Small Settlers. Ages 2-5. $5/child, adults free. Members free. 715 S. Forest St. Advance register: 720.865.0814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.fourmilepark.org
6/9 Saturday—National Get Outdoors Day Denver. Sloan’s Lake Park, north shore. Rock climbing, live music, outdoor arts, bicycling, fishing, junior ranger activities, etc. FREE. 10am-3pm. www.getoutdoorscolorado.org/ngod
6/10 Sunday—Junior Rangers. 1:30-3:30pm. Ages 6-12. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E Smith Rd., Aurora. Reservations required. 303.739.9428, www.auroragov.org/nature
LECTURES AND CLASSES
6/7 Thursday—What Gardeners Need to Know: Diseases and Pests in the Garden. Learn how to manage pests and protect beneficial bugs and identifying, preventing and treating common plant diseases. $20 per person. 6pm The Urban Farm 10200 Smith Road http://theurbanfarm.org
6/14 Thursday—Fall is the New Spring. Garden in cooler weather: a wide variety of garden plants that prefer maturing in the cooler weather, no bitterness – sweeter taste, and common pests to spring crops are generally not present in the fall. $20 per person, 6pm http://theurbanfarm.org
6/14 Thursday—Active Minds Presents: Winston Churchill. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. 6:45-7:45pm. Free. http://activeminds.com
6/19 Tuesday—Active Minds Presents: The Mayans. Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver 80246 10am-11am. Free. http://activeminds.com
6/28 Thursday—Active Minds Presents: China’s Economic Evolution. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. 6:45-7:45pm. Free. http://activeminds.com
Memorial Day thru Labor Day—Play Ball! A Celebration of America’s game. Kids 15 and under wear a baseball jersey for free admission. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. www.historycolorado.org
To 6/10—Creatures of Light. Special exhibit, included with museum admission. www.dmns.org
To 8/5—Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard at the Denver Art Museum. Special exhibit included with museum admission. www.denverartmuseum.org
To 9/3—Dead Sea Scrolls. Special exhibit, Separate ticket required. www.dmns.org
To 9/16—New Territory: Landscape Photography Today. The Art of Summer. Denver Art Museum www.denverartmuseum.org
SCFD FREE DAYS
6/2 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free Day. www.denverartmuseum.org
6/3 Sunday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day. www.dmns.org
6/5 Tuesday—Children’s Museum Free Target Tuesday. 4-8pm. www.cmdenver.org
6/5 Tuesday—Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day. www.botanicgardens.org
6/8 Friday—Four Mile Free Day. Free Second Friday. Tour Four Mile House Museum, historic demonstrations, explore 12-acre grounds, sample summer kitchen email@example.com or 720.865.0800. www.fourmilepark.org/
6/30 Friday—Clyfford Still Museum. Free admission last Friday of every month all day. Free admission every Friday 5-8pm. 1250 Bannock St. www.clyffordstillmuseum.org
NATURE AND OUTDOORS
6/2 Connecting the Creek: Walk2Connect Segment Walk on Sand Creek Greenway. Series of 4 walks covering the 14-mile Sand Creek Greenway from Aurora to Commerce City. Walks begin at 9am and range from 3.5-4.5 miles. Segments allow you to walk the entire length of the Greenway or just a portion. For additional info: www.walk2connect.com/connectingthecreek/
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE REFUGE JUNE PROGRAMMING: Reservations required for these free programs. RSVP by calling 303.289.0930 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, 80022. ww.fws.gov/refuge/rocky_mountain_arsenal/
6/9 Saturday—Planting for Pollinators. 9:30-11:30am.
6/3 Sunday—Hike N Bird. 9:30-11:30am.
6/23 Sunday—The Buzz on Bees. 10:00-11:30am.
6/2 Saturday—Wildlife Viewing Tours. 9:30-11:00am. Naturalist-led bus tour through refuge to view bald eagles, bison, coyotes, deer, raptors, etc. Repeats 6/30. RSVP required.
6/16 Saturday—Kids Fishing Clinic. 10am-12pm. Kids ages 6-12. Poles available for loan.
6/24 Sunday—The Masked Bandit. 10am-10:45am. Learn about the Refuge’s black-footed ferrets and observe feeding time. RSVP required.
To 6/9—Superior Donuts. Firehouse Theater at John Hand Theater. 7653 E 1st Pl. www.firehousetheatercompany.com
To 7/8—Agnes of God. Vintage Theatre. 1468 Dayton St., Aurora Cultural Arts District. www.vintagetheatre.org
6/19 to 7/7—Alice in Wonderland. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. www.aurorafoxartscenter.org
6/2 Saturday—Volunteer Work Day with Sand Creek Greenway at Bluff Lake Nature Center. 10 am, Bluff Lake Nature Center parking lot. Morning treats provided, work on weed removal and trash pick-up until noon. Individuals, families (children over five, please), retirees, students, groups are welcome. Please email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. www.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. 1532 Galena St., Ste. 380. 720.460.1393