SCFD free days January (Fests down below)

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms – 1/2 ( 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton)

Children’s museum of Denver – 1/2 4-8pm (2121 Children’s Museum Dr, Denver)

Museo De Las Americas – 12/5 5-9pm ( 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver)

Clyfford Still Museum – 1/5, 12, 19 5-8pm, 1/26 free all day (1250 Bannock St, Denver)

DAM – 1/6 (100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver)

Denver Botanic Gardens at Plains Conservation Center – 1/6 (21901 E. Hampden Avenue in Aurora)

Denver museum of dolls and miniatures – 1/7 (1880 Gaylord St Denver) $1 suggested donation

Denver museum of nature and science – 1/8 and 28 (2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver,)

Denver zoo – 1/11, 19, 20 (2300 Steele St, Denver)

Four mile park – 1/12 12-4pm (715 S Forest St, Denver)

Longmont museum – 1/13 (400 Quail Rd, Longmont)

Denver Botanic gardens – 1/15 (1007 York St, Denver)

Molly Brown House Museum – 1/27 (1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver)

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Broomfield auditorium

The Broomfield Auditorium is located at 3 Community Park Road and shares a building with the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library

See site – www.broomfield.org/DocumentCenter/View/13122

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First Friday art walks, 1/5, usually 5-9pm in most places

Santa Fe drive (5-9th st) – www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/
Golden triangle Denver – (They have moved it to Final Friday) www.goldentriangleofdenver.com/final-fridays/
River North – rinoartdistrict.org/visit/first-fridays
Tennyson st – denverartwalk.squarespace.com/
Niwot, CO – niwot.com/events/first-friday-art-walk-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Old pearl st, Denver – 1200-1500 blocks – southpearlstreet.com/
Block 7 – www.artsonbelmar.com/
Navajo street – www.navajostreetartdistrict.com/

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Always free:

Hudson Gardens
Aurora history museum
Delaney farm, Aurora
Arvada Center Galleries are free Mondays-Sundays.
Littleton historical museum
CU Boulder natural history museum
MOA Englewood civic center
Longmont cultural museum (charge for current exhibit, but main museum is free)
Hammond’s candy tours
Celestial seasoning tours
Rocky Mt national wildlife arsenal refuge
Hiwan homestead museum Evergreen
Lookout mt. nature center
Morrison nature center at Star K ranch
Evergreen arts center
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is free Thursdays & Saturdays. Other free tours given upon request.

Kids 18 and under are free at the MCA and DAM 2018

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Free culture passes from the library

Jeffco
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=jcpl&curapp=passes

Douglas
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=dclibs&curapp=passes

Arapahoe
arapahoelibraries.org/exploration-pass-events

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January FESTS and EVENTS

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1/1 First Day Hike

http://cpw.state.co.us/firstdayhikes

1/3 Homeschool Day: Robotics

Enjoy educator led presentations and hands-on science activities linked to learning about space travel and the universe. Where humans cannot go, robots can. Learn how space programs use robots to explore beyond the Earth with a Science On a Sphere® presentation.

Build robot crafts, drive rovers in the Mars Robotics Laboratory and explore the depths of an alien ocean in the Battelle Underwater Drone Lab. The future of robotics is today, and you can be a part of it this month at the Discovery Center’s Homeschool Days.

Robotics Science On a Sphere® presentation
Robotic Labs
Robotic classroom activities: science, art, language arts, social studies, and math
Crafts and more

Ages 2 to 4: $2

Ages 5 to17: $7

One adult may enjoy free admission per family, each additional adult is $5.

Jan 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Space Foundation Discovery Center
4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

1/3 Let it Snow!

For ages 3-6

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

A flurry of activity awaits. Come and listen to The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, then play with special snow paint to create tracks in the “snow” just like Peter in the story.

1/4 stock show parade

http://www.nationalwestern.com/special-events/parade/

1/6 Metro Denver Chinese New Year Party

The Metro Denver Chinese Association is excited to announce its first annual Greater Denver Chinese New Year’s Party on January 6, 2018! This year’s celebration will gather and unite the Greater Denver Chinese community with the New Year’s potluck and performances that cherish the culture, talent, and diversity within our wonderful community. These performances include singing, musical instruments, acrobatics, martial art demonstrations, cheongsam, dancing, etc. All families, individuals, and groups are invited to express their love for their culture and community by participating in any cultural performance on stage. Please sign up by December 10 if you are interested in performing, and let’s all celebrate our community’s talent and culture together!

Location: 700 S Franklin Street, Denver, CO 80209

Time: Saturday, January 6, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
· 12:00pm – 1:30pm: greeting / networking and potluck lunch
· 1:30pm – 4:00pm: Community cultural performances. The audience will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite performance, and prizes will be awarded! Every admission ticket is also a raffle ticket, and there will be a raffle drawing for more prizes!

Tickets are charged at $5.00, and $10 on-site. Link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-tickets-38982087473.

1/6 National western stock show

20+ PRO RODEOS
Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls — rodeo’s top athletes from around the country roll into Denver for the first major pro rodeo of the season. From barrel racers to mutton busters, don’t miss the match-up between these two and four-legged athletes. The circuit also includes fan-favorite MLK Jr African-American Heritage Rodeo.
MEXICAN RODEO EXTRAVAGANZA
Filled with cultural pageantry, the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza features Mexican-style bull riding, bareback riding, trick roping and Mariachis, all choreographed by Jerry Diaz, a fourth-generation champion charro.
XTREME DOG SHOWS
Dog lovers unit for a show full of amazing tricks, aerial stunts and comedy antics, all performed by man’s best friend. Meet the stars of Xtreme Dogs at the Pat & Chat following each performance. National Western’s hottest family event.
AN EVENING OF DANCING HORSES®
The wine and roses event of the National Western Stock Show, An Evening of Dancing Horses®, brings the best equestrian talent together in front of live music from the Denver Brass. Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty and other talent from around the world.
NW GROUNDS ADMISSION
With acres of shopping and over 300 free events and activities, grab your grounds admission ticket and see everything Stock Show has to offer. Check out the Super Bowl of livestock shows, the NW Nursery, petting farms and pony rides. Plus the Coors Western Art gallery, stock dog competitions and mutton bustin, all free with a grounds admission ticket.
http://www.nationalwestern.com/schedule/

1/6 Teen Movie Matinee: Despicable Me 3

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.

1/6 Guided Hike (Ages 12+)

8:00 AM – 10:00am

Backcountry Wilderness Area: Base Camp
6005 Ron King Trail Highlands Ranch, CO 80125

HRCA Member: $4 | Program Guest: $6

Explore parts of the Backcountry Wilderness Area, mostly reserved for wildlife, with a Backcountry guide. Meet at Base Camp, then wander through Ponderosa stands, look for wildlife in their natural habitats, and chat about the conservation of this area. Keep an eye on the weather—these hikes will be guided on snowshoes if the snow accumulation calls for it. Come out to enjoy a true wilderness hike close to home!

Space is limited; register online

hrcaonline.org/backcountry

1/6 Campfire Hike (All Ages)

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Backcountry Wilderness Area: Base Camp
6005 Ron King Trail Highlands Ranch, CO 80125

HRCA Member: $4 | Program Guest: $6

Avoid cabin fever with a family hike at the Backcountry Base Camp. Depending on the weather and conditions, participants may take a short nature hike, build snowmen, play with the chickens, meet the horses, and relax in the fresh air. After the hike, cozy up next to the fire to roast marshmallows and make s’mores (the possibility of a campfire is pending conditions).

Space is limited; register online

hrcaonline.org/backcountry

1/7-13, 15, 24th Aurora MLK commemoration

See site for events and details.
https://www.auroragov.org/residents/neighborhood_liaisons/community_relations/dr__martin_luther_king_jr__commemoration/

1/8 Stained Glass Trees

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Hampden Branch Library
9755 E. Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80231
Create a magical landscape with colorful tissue paper trees. Ideal for ages 3-8 with an adult helper.

1/9 Soapy Smith: con man and gangster a historical performance

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

Learn about the crimes and exploits of the infamous Denver con artist, Soapy Smith, as performed by Mark Strivings. Though the most famous grifter of his time, Smith was a complicated soul, both a criminal and a generous man.

1/9, 16 and 23rd Teen & Tween Video Game Workshop

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Sam Gary Branch Library
2961 Roslyn St.
Denver, CO 80238

Age: Teen
Ideal for ages 10 to 18.

​​​​Join us for a ​3-part workshop series on video​ game​ creation. We will use Scratch to create ​computer ​animation and video games.​The workshop will be broken down into the following sessions:

Part I: ​Introduction to scratch and computer animation

Part II: ​Creating a chase game

​​Part III: ​Creating a space shooting game

Attendance at all three sessions is ​not mandatory but is ​highly encouraged. This program is open to students in 4th grade through 12th grade.

Registration for this event will be open from December 26, 2017 @ 12:00am to January 23, 2018 @ 1:00am.

1/9 Glitter Paintings

Basement Meeting Room

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Byers Branch Library
675 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204

Age: Teen

Create a painting using glitter on canvas like a pro!

1/9 Seedlings: Big Bubble Circus (Ages 2-5)

Performances at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124

$3

Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubble sculpture, bubbles of glass, and even balloon bubbles … add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spellbinding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!

Seedlings is a family program designed to engage parents and young children in arts, culture, and science at the Lone Tree Arts Center.

Purchase tickets online, at the Box Office, or by calling (720) 509-1000

http://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/seedlings​

1/10 Lecture: Preserving Memory and Place

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Littleton Museum
6028 S. Gallup Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

Wonder Wednesday Talks are a fun, educational way to learn more about the world around us. Join curators from the museum and special guests for informative and unique programs!

January’s program, Preserving Memory and Place, is an exhibit at the Littleton Museum which explores the histories of several significant buildings in our city. These structures each have unique stories, meaning, and a special “place” within Littleton’s history. Hear how curators at the museum conceived, planned, researched and built the exhibit.

Free and open to the public. No ticket required.

1/10-13 Breckenridge Ullr Fest 2018

Multiple Locations in Breckenridge| Breckenridge, CO

Some people flinch in horror at the thought of snow, and some cities in the southern United States shut down completely when there’s a quarter inch of it. Breckenridge, Colorado, loves its snow so much that it has an entire festival devoted to this glorious white powder. Skiers, snowboarders and casual snow lovers don Viking hats in honor of Ullr, the god of winter, while they play in the snow. There’s an endless number of things you can do in the snow, and that Viking hat will make it that much more cool.
http://www.gobreck.com/events/ullr-fest

1/11 2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Silly Squirrels

Discover the world of nature with your 2- or 3-year-old. Share the joy of your 2- or 3-year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors.

$3 per person, including adults & siblings. Prepaid registration by phone or online. Child must be accompanied by an adult. (719) 520-6745

Jan 11, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

1/11 Winter Cultural Series: Lamont Jazz Orchestra (All Ages)

7:00 PM

Cherry Hills Community Church
3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Adults: $10 in advance, $15 at the door | Children (3-12): $7 in advance, $10 at the door

Treat yourself to entertainment close to home with this series of professional performances with widespread appeal and fun, family entertainment.

The award-winning Lamont Jazz Orchestra returns for their second year. Under the direction of multiple Grammy®-nominated artist and co-chair of Lamont Jazz Studies Steve Wiest, the LJO is a premier large jazz ensemble made up of five saxes, four trombones, four trumpets, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. The LJO performs original music by students and faculty as well as the standard canon of modern jazz literature.

Purchase tickets online or at any HRCA Recreation Center

hracaonline.org/events

1/11 La Pompe Jazz

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Ford-Warren Branch Library
2825 High St.
Denver, CO 80205

Age: Adult, Kid, Teen

La Pompe Jazz is a Denver-based gypsy jazz group that fuses eclectic American standards with french ballads, burning Django Reinhardt “Hot Club” tunes, and soulful originals. By combining swinging vocals and high energy instrumentals they are bringing vintage jazz alive for a whole new generation.

1/12 Crafting with the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

Basement Meeting Room

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Byers Branch Library
675 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204

Age: Kid, Teen
Ideal for ages 5 to 15.

Create something tiny at our monthly craft program. Ideal for ages 5-15. In partnership with the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys.

1/12 Pony Rides (Ages 3-12)

8:45 am

Backcountry Wilderness Area: Base Camp
6005 Ron King Trail Highlands Ranch, CO 80125

$5

Hand-led pony rides on Cabo and Ziggi are sure to put a smile on your child’s face! each ride is three times around the spacious arena. Parents are welcome to walk alongside their children … don’t forget your camera! Weight limit: 125 pounds.

Space is limited; register online

hrcaonline.org/backcountry

1/12 Winter Wonderland Hayride (All Ages)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Backcountry Wilderness Area: Gate on Grigs
6005 Ron King Trail Highlands Ranch, CO 80125

HRCA Member: $10 | Program Guest: $12

Join Bella and Buster on a horse-drawn hayride into the backcountry to experience the outdoors in the winter months. Bundle up and enjoy the jingle of sleigh bells, the crisp cold air, and the snowy Front Range views. Themed hayride opportunities are available year round.

Space is limited; register online

hrcaonline.org/backcountry

1/12 Sticky Fingers Cooking

Must get there early and get an ASCI stamp from the desk near the airplane
Meeting Room #1

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
4856 N. Andes Ct.
Denver, CO 80249

Ideal for ages 8 to 12.

* Creative, tasty and healthy recipes. Each week the students learn new skills and try new flavors as they make a snack for the class to share. If they make it, they taste it!
* Important food safety and kitchen skills. Fun, safe and easy-to-learn cooking skills that kids will use for a lifetime.
* Kid-friendly cooking tools and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Everything reqired to cook-up to cook up a super tasty and healthy snack is provided.
* A Sticky Fingers trained chef instructor who blends expert instruction with fun.
* Careful attention to food allergies. All of our recipes are nut-free and we’re happy to accommodate other allergies or sensitivities.
* Lots of fun and an exceptional learning experience! Every Sticky Fingers class incorporates math, science, time keeping, geography, food history, nutrition, global food traditions, team-work and reading. And, a big delicious helping of fun and laughter because cooking with kids is a joy! LET’S GET COOKING!

Limited to 20 participants. Must have ASIC stamp from Ask Desk 1 near the airplane.

1/13 The Monthly Naturalist

Free

Join our monthly hike with a naturalist to learn about the unique habitats, birds, and other roaming critters special to Jefferson County Open Spaces.
The emphasis will be on birds, but we will discuss whatever interesting aspects of natural history we find.
Weather permitting.
Program Details:
Adults
You will meet the educator in the east parking lot of Van Bibber Park; off of Ward Rd, between 54th Ave. & 58th Ave.
Please wear hiking boots or good, comfortable walking shoes. You’ll be hiking on easy to moderate dirt trails. The program will start off on Van Bibber Creek trail and loop around to Jimmy Go trail.
Dress for the weather.
Bring with you binoculars, snacks and water as needed.
Please leave pets at home.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-monthly-naturalist-tickets-39750242044#tickets

7:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Van Bibber Park, 5575 Ward Road, Arvada, CO 80002

1/13 Lafayette Oatmeal Festival 2018

Bob L. Burger Rec Center|111 Baseline Rd Lafayette, CO

Lafayette Oatmeal Festival is a food festival that takes place at Bob L. Burger Rec Center.

7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Annual Lafayette Oatmeal Festival – Hot Oatmeal Breakfast, 5K Walk/Run and NEW this Year – 2 Ninja Warrior Courses for all ages with special guest Brian Arnold – 6 time National Finalist on American Ninja Warrior.
This is a heart healthy family oriented festival, stressing healthy lifestyles. Only Service Dogs Allowed in Breakfast and Ninja Warrior Course. Dogs allowed on leash only at the 5K Walk/Run.
Walk details – http://business.lafayettecolorado.com/events/details/lafayette-oatmeal-5k-walk-run-2018-4987

1/13 The New Ben Franklins

10:30am – 11:30am

Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library
305 Milwaukee Street
Denver, CO 80206

Rock out to fun american roots alt-country. Bring the whole family, and we’ll bring coffee and doughnuts.

1/13 (Art) Lessons and Lemonade (4th-7th Grades)

9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Hobby Lobby
10901 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134

FREE

Parker Artists Guild members who are masters of their mediums and who love teaching children each take a month to teach at Parker Hobby Lobby’s classroom. Lemonade (from mix) & pretzels are served. This month’s class is Rock Painting with Carm Fogt (classes and instructors subject to change).

Register online; each class is limited to 20 students

parkerartistsguild.com/youth-workshops

1/13-14 Estes Park Winter Festival

1-5pm

Cheers to Beer Festivals in Estes Park!
Order online and use code “visitestes” for $8 off!
$30 Tasting Tickets 21+
$15 Ages 10+
$5 Children 4-9
NEW in 2018! – People’s Choice Best Beer – Vote for your favorite brew!
Saturday remains the Chili day, but Sunday has been transformed into the BBQ day!

Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival weekend! Taste award-winning chili (while supplies last), sip a variety of beers, browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment and more at the Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend 2018 at the new Estes Park Events Center!

Festival Fun:
Beer Tasting, Chili Cook-Off, BBQ, Kid’s Activities
Music:

Saturday, January 13

12:30-2:30 Dixie Leadfoot

3-5pm Monocle

Sunday, January 14

12-3pm Heartstring Hunters

3:30-5pm Johnny and the Mongrels

Make it a weekend! In addition to the festival, spend a day snowshoeing or backcountry skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park during the long weekend. Cozy up in a cabin or sit fireside in one of the lodges, browse all lodging here and book your holiday weekend getaway today!

https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/winter-festival/

1/16 Melt and Pour Soap

Basement Meeting Room

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Byers Branch Library
675 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204

Age: Teen

The art and science of soap making made simple. Blend fragrance, colors, glitter, and more with a melt and pour soap base for a luxurious, take home treat.

1/17 BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: GOSHEN CARMEL

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Aurora History Museum 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy
Cost: $4 ($3 Residents)
Aurora Historical Society members FREE
Bring your lunch

Photographer and filmmaker, Goshen Carmel, discusses his work and participation with Picture Me Here, a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants and others who have been displaced.

1/17 Japanese Wind Sock

Basement Meeting Room

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Woodbury Branch Library
3265 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211

Age: Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen

In Japan, people hang carp wind socks on Children’s Day to honor mothers and the happiness of children. Make your own to celebrate.

1/18-21 Ouray Ice Festival 2018

Ouray Ice Park|280 Co Rd 361 Ridgway, CO

Ice doesn’t seem like something to go nuts over, but look at how many sports-related activities you can do with it! Ouray is an ice climbing dream for professionals and scrubs alike, and their attendance at the Ice Festival will continue to help the sport of ice climbing grow. Besides your fun-filled afternoon on a slippery slope, you will also stumble upon a great collection of ice tools, apparel and other outdoor gear from a variety of vendors.
http://ourayicepark.com/ouray-ice-festival/

1/19 Family Magic Show (All Ages)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Southridge Recreation Center
4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Advance Tickets: $8 | Week of Event: $11

Kick off the New Year with a magic show like no other! Matthew Brandt’s magic is fairly unique. It is funny and genuine. He really likes to connect with people and stir the imagination. Matthew believes that in magic, there are no limits.
How:

Purchase tickets online, at any HRCA Recreation Center, or at the door if not sold out

Hrcaonline.org

1/19-21 Indian Market Festival 2018

Denver Mart|451 E 58th Ave Denver, CO

For those who love all things Southwest, Indian, Western or Wildlife related, the Indian Market Festival is for you. This event features a variety of arts, crafts and accessories all with a Western flare. With over 300 crafters from across the country, guests are certain to find something to fit their tastes. The festival also features Indian and Aztec dancers, demonstrations, Western entertainment and children’s activities.

1/20 MLK Service Day

Help remove invasive elm trees from the nature center trails.

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King who asked, “What are you doing for others?” we invite 10-20 people to help staff remove invasive elm trees from the nature center trails, then join around a campfire for s’mores!

Must be able to use a handsaw.

Free, but preregistration required by phone or online.

Contact: (719) 520-6745

Jan 20, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)

Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

1/20 An Afternoon of Comedy Improv

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

Take part in some fun-filled improvisational acting skits! Learn the basic rules of improv, and you’ll get a chance to perform in a variety of hilarious skits.

Space is limited for this event, and registration is required. Register for this event by contacting Emily at libem@littletongov.org, or by calling the library at 303-795-3961.

1/21 Passport to Culture: Pinkalicious The Musical (Ages 3-12)

1:30 PM

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124

Show only: $5 | Show + Tea Party: $10

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. There will be a special Tea Party that takes place after the show (limited availability; additional cost).

Passport to Culture is a program designed for children and families to experience arts and culture outside the classroom and inside a world of imagination through performances, workshops, and pure entertainment.
How:

Purchase your tickets online or by calling (720) 509-1000

1/22 Peep Houses

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Montbello Branch Library
12955 Albrook Dr.
Denver, CO 80239

Build a cozy graham cracker home for a little candy Peep.

Ideal for ages 3-8 with an adult helper.

1/22 Sticky FIngers Cooking

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Hampden Branch Library
9755 E. Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80231

Age: 8-12

Channel your inner chef! We’ll make German Black Forest Pancakes with Cherry Glaze and Cheerful Cherry Vanilla ‘Soda’. Ideal for grades K-5. Limited to 20 participants.

1/22-29 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships 2018

Riverwalk Center|150 W Adams Ave Breckenridge, CO

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships is a unique festival that takes place at Riverwalk Center.
http://www.gobreck.com/events/intl-snow-sculpture-championships

1/25 Creatures of the Night with Nature’s Educators

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Virginia Village Branch Library
1500 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80222

Nocturnal and crepuscular animals have different features and behaviors to help them be active at night. For this popular program, we will learn about creatures that are active at night. We will bring an owl and a few other creepy-crawly critters to help show off their amazing adaptations! Ideal for kids 5 and up.

1/27 CU Wizards! “Speed!”

FREE STEM FOR K-12 STUDENTS! Join one of CU Boulder’s beloved Nobel Laureate Professors, Eric Cornell on a journey through space, all in good time! “SPEED!” Measure the very fastest thing ever seen! What’s the slowest pet?! This show is the right speed for students ages 7-13, who are keen to go the distance to learn about science!

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:30am to 10:30am
Duane Physics and Astrophysics, G1B30
2000 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

1/27 FREE Museum Family Day: Learning from Nature

How do plants and animals solve survival challenges? Through hands-on discovery, families will make observations and discoveries about how structures and processes in nature solve problems. And how we can learn from them to develop sustainable ways to solve human problems. Meet CU Boulder students and community partners who are weaving together science, technology, engineering, art, and math to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the challenges we face in our changing environments. Explore their approaches and experiment with your own “STEAM” ideas by observing, predicting, building, testing, and creating.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum of Natural History (Henderson)
1035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

1/27 Teen Art Studio: Cubism & Contemporary Art (8th-12th Grades)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Hobby Lobby
10901 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134

$5 for supplies

Parker Artists Guild members who are masters of their mediums and who love teaching host art classes at Parker Hobby Lobby’s classroom. This special Teen Art Studio (TAS) will be taught by Jo Ann Nelson.

Register online; each class is limited to 20 students

parkerartistsguild.com/youth-workshops

1/27 Bourbon & Bacon Fest 2018

McNichols Civic Center Building
If you love bacon or bourbon, this is the festival you have been waiting for! Taste your way through an array of specialty bourbons and unique whiskies from distilleries both large and small, all while you sample your fill of smoky, porky goodness. The bacon samples are all provided by local restaurants and you will quickly see why this amazing pork product is not just for breakfast anymore! By the end of the festival you will be able to make all your friends jealous with the firsthand knowledge you will have gained from the experts of both the bourbon and bacon world.
http://denver.bourbonandbaconfest.com/

1/28 Manitou Springs Great Fruitcake Toss 2018

Memorial Park|502 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs, CO

Fruitcake is a classic gift to receive from wacky relatives who didn’t know what else to get you for Christmas. They’re finally put to good use in this unordinary tradition that combines rock-solid fruitcake with personal arm strength. Hurl these beasts as far as you can in the fruitcake toss, dress to impress in the costume competition and get a lick of the highly competitive fruitcake bake off.
https://www.visitcos.com/map-area-communities/manitou-springs/manitou-springs-festivals-events/fruitcake-toss/

1/30 5th Tuesday Concert: Violin Duet from City Strings

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Schlessman Family Branch Library
100 Poplar St.
Denver, CO 80220

Age: Adult

Classical music for people who don’t like classical music. Fun classical favorites that anyone can enjoy. Learn the stories behind the most recognizable classical tunes and maybe even try your hand at conducting.

1/30 Emoji Pouches

Basement Meeting Room

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Byers Branch Library
675 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204

Age: Teen

Sew your own coin pouch with a zipper in the shape of your favorite emoji.

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  2. Thank you for this information.
    How do you become part of a girl scout when you are homeschooling.
    Interested to get my children into it.
    Thanks in advance

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