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NE DENVER/NW AURORA EVENTS
9/7 Saturday—Rapids Firework Show. The Colorado Rapids take on the Seattle Sounders at DICKS Sporting Goods Park. Fireworks show to follow. ColoradoRapids. 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City.
9/7 Saturday—Recycling, Composting and Trash in Denver. 2pm. How can Stapleton help promote best recycle and compost practices and reduce waste? denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
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.
9/8 Sunday—41st Annual Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair. Tour homes 11am-5pm. Street Fair, between Montview and 17th on Forest Parkway. Tickets and info: greaterparkhill.org or parkhillhometour.org
9/8 Sunday—Bollywood Dance Performance with Deepali. 2–3pm. Deepali combines the grace and technique of classical Indian dances. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/10 Tuesday—Greater Stapleton Business Association Monthly Breakfast. 8–9am. Join us for morning networking. At Intersections in the Northfield Shops in Stapleton (next to Five Guys). RSVP to Marissa Ross: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.280.8416. stapletonbusiness.com.
9/11 Wednesday—Community Sing-Along. 6:30–7:30pm. Join us for an intergenerational sing-along, complete with live musical accompaniment. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/12 and 9/26—Knitting Circle. Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/16 to 10/28—Painting With Tony Ortega. 2–3:30pm. Painters of all skill levels. Ideal for adults 50 and up. Registration required at denverlibrary.org/event/painting-placeholder-tony-ortega. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/18 Wednesday—Kindness Club. 4pm. inter-generational, all-ages club will focus on kindness to newcomers, immigrants, and refugees by making peace doves and welcoming cards. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/21 Saturday—2nd Annual Givetoberfest. Traditional German music, food, beer and kids activities. Costumes encouraged and prizes awarded. givetoberfest.com. The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora.
9/22 Sunday—9th Annual FarmFest. SCFD Free Day. Full-day of fun for the whole family. Ticketed activities, games, hayride, music, food trucks and drinks. theurbanfarm.org. 9am–2pm. 10200 Smith Rd.
9/22 Sunday—Sam Gary Literary Book Club. 2pm. September Title: American War, by Omar El Akkad. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/28 to 9/29—Stapleton Open Studios Tour. 11am-5pm. Stapleton artists’ studios on free self-guided tour. stapletonartists.org
9/29 Sunday—The Sweet William Market. 9am–2pm, featuring top-notch artisans, collectors and gourmets. sweetwilliammarket.com. The Founder’s Green, 29th & Syracuse in Stapleton.
CIVIC MEETINGS AND EVENTS
9/4 Wednesday—Ballot Proposition CC and TABOR. Your vote this fall can change TABOR’s impact on Colorado. Join us to hear expert Carol Hedges, 6:30–8pm, Park Hill Congregational Church, 2600 Leyden. email@example.com
9/10 Tuesday—Lowry United Neighborhoods Meeting. New Denver City Council District 5 Councilwoman, Amanda Sawyer, to share her vision for the district; Councilwoman-at-Large, Robin Kniech, to discuss new housing solutions, update from District 3 Police. 6:30–8pm. Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St. 720-985-4275.
9/10 Tuesday—Mental Health & School Safety – Community Panel Discussion. In response to recent (and all) school shootings, this discussion focus is on mental health awareness, school safety, and more. Fee: $15. 6–8:30pm. http://buytickets.at/rep. The Cube, 8371 Northfield Blvd.
9/16 Monday—Taming Tax Policy/Taking on TABOR in 2019. The League of Women Voters Denver hosts Carol Hedges for a discussion of Colorado Proposition CC. 6pm. lwvdenver.org/index.html. Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St.
9/18 Wednesday—Healing Racism Community Discussion. Social Uplift Ministry presents community discussion on “Healing Racism.” unityontheavenue.org. 4670 E 17th Avenue Pkwy.
9/29 Sunday—2019 Election Ballot Issues. The League of Women Voters of Colorado will describe the issues facing voters this November at 9:30am at Montview Presbyterian Church. montview.org. 1980 Dahlia St.
8/31 to 9/2—A Taste of Colorado. Food, music, arts/crafts, fireworks, carnival rides. Civic Center Park. atasteofcolorado.com
9/1 to 9/6—KGNU’s Annual Record and CD Sale. Donate or find new treasures at KGNU’s Annual Record and CD Sale. 700 Kalamath St. facebook.com/events/ 502562713618081.
9/4 to 9/8—Denver Food and Wine Festival. 5-day festival, multiple events, locations. Details/tickets: denverfoodandwine.com
9/6 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
9/6 to 9/14—Colorado Mineral and Fossil Fall Show. Free Admission. Free Parking. Family fun. Minerals, fossils, meteorites, shopping and more! coloradomineralandfossilshows.com. 15500 E 40th Ave.
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,
9/7 to 9/8—15th Annual Festival Italiano at Belmar. Italian food, wine, artisan vendors. 10am-9pm Sat., 10am-5pm Sun. belmarcolorado.com
9/7 to 9/15—Denver Coliseum Mineral Fossil and Gem Show. Denver Coliseum, I-70 and Brighton Blvd. denvercoliseum.com
9/11 Wednesday—Colorado Remembers 9/11. Hosted by Governor Jared Polis & Mayor Michael B Hancock. coremembers911.org. 1385 Curtis St.
9/13 to 9/15—Denver Vintage Jazz Festival. Live swing and traditional jazz music from ’20s thru ’40s. Multiple venues, check website. Tickets/performance info: denverjazzfestival.org
9/13 to 9/15—Denver Gem and Mineral Show. Denver Mart Expo, 451 E. 58th Ave. I-25, exit 215. Tickets $5-7, under 13 free with adult. denvermineralshow.com
9/14 Saturday—Sunnyside Music Festival. Chaffee Park 12-7:30pm. 44th and Tejon. sunnysidemusicfest.org
9/14 to 9/15—Sloan’s Lake Fall Bazaar. Shopping & Sipping for over three blocks starting at Sloan’s Lake Tap and Burger. 12–6pm. denverbazaar.com
9/20–22 & 9/27–29—Denver Oktoberfest. 20th and Larimer, Ballpark neighborhood. thedenveroktoberfest.com
9/21 to 9/22—Doors Open Denver 2019. Self guided or expert guided tours of Denver’s unique spaces. List of sites at denverarchitecture.org
9/21 to 9/22—Punkin Chunckin. Celebrating all things fall. Arapahoe Park Racetrack. auroragov.org
9/22 Sunday—Babi Yar Remembrance Ceremony. The 78th Anniversary Babi Yar Remembrance Ceremony. 10am. Keynote speaker is Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. mizelmuseum.org. Babi Yar Park, 10451 E. Yale Ave.
9/25 to 9/28—2019 Biennial of the Americas Festival. An international event of ideas, art and culture to identify unique opportunities and solutions. Events throughout Denver. biennialoftheamericas.org
9/28 Saturday—2019 Energy Day Festival. Family festival featuring STEM exhibits. 11am-4pm. East High School, Free. energydayfestival.org/colorado/
To 10/12— Free composting classes. Wednesdays and Saturdays thru mid-Oct. 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
9/4 Wednesday—Football Fitness Boot Camp. Football-themed boot camp. Wear NFL attire and have fun out on the field. events.anschutzwellness.com. CU Anschutz Medical Campus, 12474 E 19th Ave., Aurora.
9/6 Friday—Wear Teal Day to Raise Awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Wear teal to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, the deadliest gynecologic cancer. colo-ovariancancer.org
9/8 Sunday—AWAKE Day of Mindfulness. One-day mindful living retreat led by your favorite guides in your own back yard. awakeexperience.com/retreats.html. Newport Street Retreat, 1195 Newport St.
9/14 Saturday—2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Denver’s City Park. Registration begins at 7am. alz.org
9/15 Sunday—9th Annual Hop, Skip and a Jump Start. Stroller and family-friendly 5K and expo benefits Children’s Museum of Denver. mychildsmuseum.org
9/29 Sunday—Mother & Daughters Self Defense Class. Two age options: 512 and 13+. Learn practical techniques using effective strikes to defend in close and mid-range attacks. Fee: $45/person. buytickets.at/rep. Aviator Park, 8054 E. 28th Ave.
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.
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
9/4 Wednesday—Firehouse Tales for Tots. Free with general admission. 11am–12pm. Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl. denverfirefightersmuseum.org
9/7 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
9/8 Sunday—Jr. Rangers. 1:30–3pm; kids 6–12. Learn all about beavers. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. auroragov.org
9/8 Sunday—Kicking for Life – Back to School – 1st Year Anniversary Bash. 1–3pm. Martial arts demonstrations, raffles, games, food, bouncing castle. kickingforlife.com. 7506 E 36th Ave, next to Neveria La Mexican (Ice Cream) behind Ross.
9/10 Tuesday—Outer Space Party. 4–5pm. Come and make an out of this world Outer Space craft. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/11 Wednesday—Create Playdate : Drop-in Artmaking Program for Kids 3-5. Meet up with other tots and their grownups for story time, art making, and more. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy. denverartmuseum.org
9/14 Saturday—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
9/19 to 9/22—Just Between Friends of Denver. Fall/Winter sales event. National Western Complex. jbfsale.com
9/22—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
9/24 Tuesday—Let’s Build It: Ramps. Come build and explore ramps for ages 5–12. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/25 Wednesday—Write & Talk for Teens with Lighthouse Writers. 4–6pm. Join local author Whitney Gaines to try a new genre or topic Registration required. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/28 Saturday—Energy Day Colorado. FREE family festival showcasing interactive exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering & mathematics. energydayfestival.org. East High School.
To 9/29—SummerSkate Outdoor Roller Skating Rink. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. bceproductions.com. 47th & Verbena.
10/2 Wednesday—Firehouse Tales for Tots. Free with general admission. 11am–12pm. Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl. denverfirefightersmuseum.org
10/3 to 12/1— Denver Puppet Theater. Hansel and Gretel. 3156 W. 38th Ave. denverpuppettheater.com
LECTURES, CLASSES, INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
9/4 to 10/30—Mini Med School II: The Clinical Years. Weekly U of C School of Medicine program on Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. medschool.ucdenver.edu/minimed. Anschutz Medical Campus, 13121 East 17th Ave., Aurora
9/12 Thursday—Getting Kids Outside w/Brian Lewis. Ever wanted to take your kids hiking, camping, backpacking but you were too intimidated to try? feralmountainco.com. 3936 Tennyson St.
9/12 Thursday—Active Minds: Japan. 1–2pm. From imperialist empire to economic power, Japan has a complicated and fascinating history. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/14 Saturday—Climate Action and Sustainability. about City plans and programs working to mitigate and adapt to climate change and how you can get involved. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/15 Sunday—“The Middle Class Squeeze” – Scott Wasserman, Bell Policy Center. People need to earn $20K more than previously to cover housing, healthcare, child care and higher education costs. Scott Wasserman will describe possible solutions. montview.org. Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St.
9/19 Thursday—Active Minds presents: China’s Human Rights Struggle. How modern China’s economic growth has often come at the expense of human rights. 2–3pm. Free. activeminds.com. Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St.
9/19 Thursday—Financial Empowerment: Money Management. 6:30–7:30pm. Proper money management provides a blueprint for your financial future and can help you achieve your future goals and objectives. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/21 Saturday—Sustainability: Demystifying Zoning and Building Permits. 2–3:30pm. An expert from Denver’s Community Planning and Development team will demystify the process to get you building. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/22 Sunday—Coping with Surprise Medical Bills and Soaring Health Costs. The CO Consumer Health Initiative will discuss soaring healthcare costs. 9:30am. montview.org. Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St.
9/28 Saturday—Sustainability: Electric Vehicle Forum. 2–3pm. A panel of electric vehicle experts and owners explain how EVs are changing the way we think about transportation and sustainability. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
9/5 Thursday— Salon Series: All Who Need Aid; Colorado Women in the Spotlight. Molly Brown House Museum,1340 Pennsylvania St. Register at mollybrown.org
9/6 Friday—Cultural First Fridays: Nativo Americano. 5-9pm. Museo de las Americas. museo.org
9/6 Friday—Insight: What’s In a Label? Before the 140-character tweet, there was the 75-word museum label. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
9/9 Monday—The Curator is In. Meet curators and other curatorial services and collections access staff at the History Colorado Center. Every 2nd Monday. historycolorado.org
9/11 Wednesday— Insiders Tour: Was There an Upstairs/Downstairs? 9–10:30am. Admission: adults/$13, discounted/$11, kids 6–18/$9. Molly Brown House Museum,1340 Pennsylvania St. Register at mollybrown.org
9/12 Thursday—What Lies Beneath: Uncovering the Secrets of Early British. Coinciding with “Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection,” the DAM is pleased to host a symposium on early British paintings. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
9/14 Saturday—Cockpit Demo Day. 10am–2pm, Wings over the Rockies Museum, Lowry. wingsmuseum.org
9/22 Sunday—Urban Farm 10th Annual Farm Fest. 9am–2pm. theurbanfarm.org. 10200 Smith Rd.
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
9/3 Tuesday—Botanic Gardens SCFD Free Day. Free until 9pm. 1007 York St. botanicgardens.org
9/3 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum Free Evening. 4–8pm. mychildsmuseum.org
9/6 Friday—Lawn Concert: Dressy Bessy at Clyfford Still Museum. Free concert (starts 5:30pm) and free admission to the museum 5–10pm. 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
9/7—Denver Art Museum Free SCFD Saturday. Free for kids 18 and younger every day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
9/12 Thursday—Clifford Still Museum SCFD Free Day. 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
9/13 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park SCFD Free Day. 715 S. Forest St. fourmilepark.org
9/29 Sunday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science SCFD Free Day. 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
10/1 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum Free Evening. 4–8pm. mychildsmuseum.org
10/5—Denver Art Museum Free SCFD Saturday. Free for kids 18 and younger every day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
10/8 Saturday—Denver Firefighters Museum SCFD Free Day. 1326 Tremont Pl. denverfirefightersmuseum.org
9/4 to 9/22—Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End. Tickets start at $39. Ages: 13+. “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” denvercenter.org. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1385 Curtis St.
9/5 Thursday—Slow Burn at Stanley / Free Live Music Show. Free pop-up concert in the community area at Stanley Marketplace featuring local band Slow Burn. stanleymarketplace.com
9/6 to 9/29—Bright Star. An emotional tale of love, loss, and understanding told through the timeless sounds of bluegrass music. arvadacenter.org
9/6 to 11/24—A Doll’s House Performed in repertory with A Doll’s House, Part 2. Tickets start at $30. Ages: 16+. First time ever performed in repertory, follow two acclaimed playwrights’ distinctive takes on one woman’s journey to self-discovery. denvercenter.org. Ricketson Theatre, 1050 13th St.
9/7 to 10/12—Pass Over. Unflinchingly confronts the reality of young black men who hope only to survive yet dare to dream about a promise land.1080 Acoma St. curioustheatre.org
9/8, 15 & 22—Jerry’s Girls. Features songs from one of Broadway’s most popular composers…Jerry Herman. 6pm. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St, Aurora. vintagetheatre.org
9/10 to 9/22—Miss Saigon. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th and Curtis. Buell Theater. denvercenter.org
9/11 Wednesday—Yefim Bronfman, piano. Opening of Friends of Chamber Music’s 2019-20 season. 7:30pm, Gates Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts. friendsofchambermusic.com. 2344 E. Iliff Ave.
9/16 Monday—Mexican Independence Day Dance at Stanley w/Raíces de Mi Tierra. Free, celebratory dance performance in our community area at Stanley Marketplace, 6pm. stanleymarketplace.com
9/18 Wednesday—Charlie Foxtrot: Comedy at Stanley. A new monthly comedy show every 3rd Wednesday at 8pm. Stanley Marketplace, stanleymarketplace.com
9/20 to 10/13—Miss You Like Hell. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. aurorafoxartscenter.org
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
10/4 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.
To 10/6—Indecent. Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe St. denvercenter.org
9/7 Saturday—Xcel Energy Day of Service at Sand Creek Greenway. 8–11am. 5000 Sandcreek Dr. S, Commerce City. Must register at: xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com/sandcreek19
9/8 Sunday—Dedicated Day of Service in our Community. 9am. Agustana Lutheran Church. Augustanadenver.org
10/5 Saturday—Sand Creek Greenway Volunteer Work Days. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or to sandcreekgreenway.org
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. 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