SCFD free days (fests below)

Museo De Las Americas – 1/4 5-9pm( 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver)

DAM – 1/5 (100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver)

DMNS – 1/7 and 27 (2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver)

Denver Botanic at Chatfield -1/8 (8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton)

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

Denver zoo – 1/10, 18 and 19 (2300 Steele St, Denver)

Four mile park -1/11 12-4pm (715 S Forest St, Denver)

Longmont museum – 1/12 (400 Quail Rd, Longmont)

Plains Conservation Center – 1/17 9-2pm (21901 E. Hampden Avenue in Aurora,)

Denver Botanic gardens -1/21 (1007 York St., Denver,)

Clyfford Still Museum -1/24 5-8pm (1250 Bannock 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/13122/01-January_Auditorium-Events

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First Friday art walks, 1/4, 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 M-Sun
Aurora history museum Tu-Sun
Delaney farm, Aurora
Arvada Center Galleries are free Mondays-Sundays.
Littleton historical museum
CU Boulder natural history museum
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.
Arvada Center Galleries are free Mon-Sun

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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Mile High Holidays – www.denver.org/milehighholidays/

1/1 First day hikes

cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/First-Day-Hikes.aspx

1/2 Cardboard Construction with MakeDo Tools

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Park Hill Branch Library
4705 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207

Ideal for ages 6 to 11 – accompanied by an adult.
Use saws, screws and cardboard to build anything you can think of.

1/2 Movie Matinee-Smallfoot

For Families with children ages 3 and older.
Date: 01/02/2019 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

The legend of Bigfoot is turned upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this “Smallfoot” throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Snacks will be provided. For ages 3 and up. (Children under the age of 8 must attend with an adult.) Rated PG. Running time: 109 minutes. Reservations required. Come in or call 303-795-3961 beginning December 17 to reserve your spot.

1/3 Family Escape Room – The Dot

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library
1498 N. Irving Street
Denver, CO 80204

Ideal for ages 8 and up.

Search for clues, decipher codes, and, if you’re lucky, you just might escape. Participants find clues hidden throughout a designated area and then use the clues to open multiple locks. If they are successful, they will receive a button and bragging rights.

1/3 The Fabulists – Aesopology

For families with children of all ages.
Date: 01/03/2019 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

The Fabulists retell Aesop’s most popular fables with costumes, puppeteering and live music. This interactive, original musical presentation showcasing classic children’s literature is sure to appeal to all.

1/4 Winter Break Fun: Chilly Creations and Science Stations

Friday, January 4, 2019 (1:00PM – 4:00PM)
Columbine Library

Today’s theme: Chilly Creations and Science Stations

Science meets art in this afternoon of fun.

1/4 ‘Grate’ and Cheesy Games

Friday, January 4, 2019 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

To “brie” or not to “brie”…that is the question! Did you know that National Cheese Lover’s Day is January 20? Indulge in a cheese tasting, play cheese trivia and have a “gouda” time at our celebration of one of the world’s oldest foods.

Southglenn
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial CO 80122
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1/5 Campfire Hike (All Ages)

Jan 5, 2019 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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, explore in the woods, build snowmen, 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).

HRCA Member: $8 | Program Guest: $10
How:
Space is limited; register online registration.hrcaonline.org/22843/Clients/BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?calendarId=421fd534-0eb2-4a98-aec0-c7205877fe31&widgetId=92c98261-8905-45af-94e7-0534412baf1d&embed=False

hrcaonline.org/backcountry

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

1/5 Kid Detective

10:00am – 4:00pm

Central Library
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204

Ideal for ages 4 to 12.

Drop in and sleuth like Nancy Drew. Explore the science of fingerprinting, dna sequencing and other criminal investigation techniques.

1/5 Family Craft: Snowman Chalkboard

11:00am – 12:00pm

Bear Valley Branch Library
5171 W. Dartmouth Ave.
Denver, CO 80236

Ideal for ages 3 to 8.

Decorate a chalkboard, then write messages to family and friends.

1/5 Morning Hike and Campfire

Enjoy a short hike followed by a traditional campfire.

Start the new year off right by joining us for a short winter hike, followed by a campfire, songs, stories, and of course s’mores!

ADMISSION INFO
$3/member, $4/non-member.
Prepaid reservations required.
Contact: (719) 520-6745
Email: nancybernard@elpasoco.com
Jan 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Sat)

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

1/5 NOCHE DE PEÑA

2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Price: $15

From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM

A celebration of the people, by the people, a peña is a casual and participatory social event centered around live music that celebrates community through music, poetry, and food.

Featuring musicians Adolfo Romero (Chile), Elisa García (Uruguay), Leo Corona (México), and Francisco Marques (Brazil), and poet María Ferndanda Iwasaki (Perú/Spain).

1/5 -10 THE MUSIC FEST AT STEAMBOAT

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

First week in January – Six days, 200+ hours of live music, a world-class ski resort – does it really get any better than the MusicFest? The MusicFest draws thousands of ski-lovin’, music-lovin’ folks to the snow swept peaks of Colorado each January.

The largest group ski trip of its kind in the nation, the MusicFest brings the finest Texas and Americana music to the world-class ski resort of Steamboat, Colorado for a week full of sport and song. The festival boasts a stunning roster that includes both legends and rising talents alike.

themusicfest.com/home/

1/6 Free Day at the Museum of Boulder | Dia de Los Reyes

Times: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Admission: FREE Day at Museum of Boulder

MUSEUM OF BOULDER AT THE TEBO CENTER at Tebo Center 2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302

1/6 Prairie Winter Hike

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Space is limited – exact location given upon registration.
Broomfield, CO

Price: Free
Learn how grassland and wetland wildlife respond and adapt to winter on the prairie along the Colorado Front Range. Volunteer naturalists will lead this easy walk to explore and learn about the different winter strategies employed by wildlife that migrate through or live year-round in prairie ecosystems. Register at www.bouldercountyopenspace.org/register.

1/8 St. John’s music at noon

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – Colorado Chamber Players

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Colorado Chamber Players pays homage to Paris – programming Franck Piano Quintet, Chausson “Chansons perpétuelle”, and Debussy Danses.

1350 N. Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203

1/8 Seedlings: Nature’s Educators Meet and Greet (Ages 2-5)

Performances at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

What is a reptile? What makes a bird? Why do amphibians like water? Meet animal ambassadors and learn general information about them.

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

$3
Purchase tickets online, at the Box Office, or by calling (720) 509-1000

www.lonetreeartscenter.org/seedlings

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

1/9 Musical Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Rated G)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

There are endless films featuring actors with amazing singing and dancing skills. Join us each month to watch a variety of different musicals and enjoy the phenomenal talent from over the years. You’ll be hummin’ showtunes for the rest of the day!

This month: Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Rated G, 103 minutes).

Smoky Hill
5430 S. Biscay Cir.
Centennial CO 80015
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1/9 Homeschool Days: The Art of Space

Art has taken us to the depths of space.
Through the imagination of artists, we have seen alien worlds, black holes, futuristic spaceships, and the far side of the universe.
Take an artistic journey with us as we spend the day making space art!

Homeschool Day activities include:
Science On a Sphere® presentation: “Beautiful Worlds” – We’ll explore the art and beauty of the worlds of our solar system, our own planet and beyond. This special presentation includes images from across the world and amazing visualizations of planets in the solar system and beyond.
Paper Plate Planets – All Day
Abstract Planet Collage – 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Galactic Constellations – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Moon Painting – All Day

$2.00 (ages 2 to 4), $7.00 (ages 5 to 17), 1 Adult free per family, each additional Adult $5.00

Contact: (719) 576-8000
Jan 9, 2019 at 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (Wed)

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

1/9 -12 BRECKENRIDGE ULLR FEST

Breckenridge, CO 80424
Price: Free

Snow lovers celebrate Norse mythology dressed as vikings with a downtown Breckenridge parade and bonfire, a town-wide talent show, the Ullr Ice Plunge, ice skating and fat-bike racing.
www.gobreck.com/event/ullr-fest/

1/10 Ukulele Class with Swallow Hill

5:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Ages: Teen

Ukulele is small, easy to carry, easy on the fingers and simple to start with. You will learn a couple chords and simple, singable songs. Ukuleles and instruction provided by Swallow Hill Music. This is a 12 part series on the Second Tuesday of each month.

1/10 STOCK SHOW PARADE

17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Price: FREE

The sight of over 40 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver can only mean one thing…it’s Stock Show time.

The National Western Stock Show kick-off parade is a sight to see. On this one afternoon in January, the streets of downtown Denver are lined with boots, chaps and cowboy hats to celebrate Colorado’s western traditions and the iconic National Western Stock Show. Kids, families, business men and women get to step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands and floats.

1/12 Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count
Help observe and record bird species at Fountain Creek.
We invite beginning to advanced birders to observe and record the numbers of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park.

ADMISSION INFO
$5 per person.

Prepaid reservations required by phone or online.
Contact: (719) 520-6745
Email: nancybernard@elpasoco.com

Jan 12, 2019 at 08:30 am – 11:00 am (Sat)

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

1/12 (Art) Lessons and Lemonade (Ages 9-14)

9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Parker Artists Guild members who are masters of their mediums and who love teaching children each lead a class (usually on the second Saturday of the month) at Parker Hobby Lobby’s classroom. Lemonade (from mix) & pretzels are served.

January 12: Oil Painting with Leslie Scott

FREE! but registration required
Register online; each class is limited to 20 students

parkerartistsguild.com/youth-workshops

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

1/12 Family Discovery Series: Big Bubble Circus (Ages 0-12)

12:00 PM

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 spell-binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus!

$5

Purchase tickets online or by calling (303) 805-6800

parkerarts.org/2021/Family-Discovery-Series

The Schoolhouse Theater
19650 Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138

1/12 Hampden Film Matinee: His Girl Friday

2:00pm – 4:30pm

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

His Girl Friday
“In this undeniable gem of Hollywood’s golden age, Walter, a hard-boiled newspaper editor, discovers that his ex-wife and former employee, Hildy, is set to marry a wet-blanket insurance salesman. Walter, certain that this is the wrong move for a strong-willed and ambitious woman such as Hildy, decides to sabotage her marital plans by enticing her with one last story–the execution of a convicted murderer.”

Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell

1/12 Musical Concert: The Mark McQuery Trio

Date: 01/12/2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

Enjoy the acoustic guitar musical stylings of local band the Mark McQuery Trio at this Saturday afternoon concert.

1/12 23RD ANNUAL LAFAYETTE OATMEAL FESTIVAL

101 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026
Price: $0 – $8

From: 07:30 AM to 12:00 PM
23rd Annual Lafayette Oatmeal Festival is a popular family event focusing on healthy lifestyle. A unique festival including an Oatmeal Breakfast and 5K Walk/Run.

Tickets can be purchase in advance at the Lafayette Chamber (starting in November) or at the door .
Cost: Adults $8, Youth 3-12/Senior 60+ $6, Under 2 Free

Race registration includes breakfast ticket
5K Walk / Run starts promptly at 9:30 am at Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Rd., across the street from Pioneer Elementary at the corner of E. Geneseo and N. Harrison.
7:30 am-9:10 am Registration 5K Walk/Run
Dogs on leashes allowed
Bonfils Community Blood Drive – parking lot between Pioneer Elementary and the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center

FREE SHUTTLE
From the Flatirons Community Church, 350 S. Boulder Road.. Shuttle service will run continuously from 7:30 am ? 1:30 pm to and from Pioneer Elementary. Parking is limited, please carpool or take the RTD bus (for schedule go to

1/12-13 Ice racing Georgetown

ourgangiceracing.com/

1/12-13 Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI

Saturday, January 12, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Additional Dates
Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boulder: Chautauqua Community House
900 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, “What do I do now?” REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. From the Patient Assessment System through traumatic, medical, and environmental emergencies, you’ll experience a wide variety of topics designed to prepare you to act if an accident occurs. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. The course includes a 1-hour break midday. Registered 16 -17 year olds must arrive with a completed Release of Liability form, but do NOT need an accompanying adult. Participants younger than 16 must contact NOLS (Wilderness_Medicine_Admissions@nols.edu) for approval prior to registration. No prerequisites. Successful completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification. You may be eligible to recertify your NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certification on this course. Please review NOLS Wilderness Medicine recertification policies (https://www.nols.edu/en/courses/wilderness-medicine/recertify/) prior to registering.

1/12-27 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO

National Western Complex

4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216
Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls – rodeo’s biggest superstars perform amazing feats of athleticism during each performance of this professional rodeo. Showcasing the elegance and athleticism of the world’s top reining horses, the hard-hitting competition of Denver Professional Bull Riders Chute-Out and the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, this event has something for everyone.

nationalwestern.com/

1/14 Starry Alphabet Canvases

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Montbello Branch Library
12955 Albrook Dr.
Denver, CO 80239
Ages: Kid

Create an out of this world canvas with your initial.

1/15 STEAM: Time

4:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Ideal for ages 1st 3rd grade.

Come learn about the weird science of time! Make a sun dial and memorialize the new year by building a time capsule. Time flies when you’re having fun!

1/16 Family Program: Birds of Prey with Hawk Quest

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Valdez-Perry Branch Library
4690 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80216

Come observe the unique tools of the owl, the incredible talons and six-foot wingspan of the eagle, the aerodynamic features of the falcon, and the precision flying of the hawk. Open to all ages.

1/16 STEAM works

Explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, arts and math each month. Use library tech to make creative projects using 3D printing, circuits, coding (sequencing, scratch), graphic design, robotics, and movie-making. This month: Origami and Clay Sculptures. AGES 6-12.

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1/17 The Science Lounge: FROZEN (Ages 21+)

Jan 17, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Behold the power of cold with liquid nitrogen demos. Chill out with arctic animals from the Museum’s collections, keep it cool with ice science, build a snowman, and ”let it go” with the signature cocktail of the night, the Elsa.

$15 (cash bar)

Purchase tickets online

www.dmns.org/learn/adults/the-science-lounge

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

1/18 Candy Dispenser

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Montbello Branch Library
12955 Albrook Dr.
Denver, CO 80239

Ages: Kid, Teen
Build your own candy dispenser! Real tools, real wood, real cool.

1/18-20 COLORADO INDIAN MARKET AND SOUTHWEST ART FEST

451 E 58th Ave , Denver, CO 80216
Price: $15 for adults (all three days); free for kids under 12
Fri: 1:00-7:00 PM; Sat: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM; Sun: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Join us for the 38th Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Showcase! This cultural celebration of visual and performing arts will take place at the Denver Mart; a well-known and easily accessible venue near the coinciding National Western Stock Show.

This festival features the works of 200 fine artists and craftsmen representing Western & Native US heritage, both contemporary and traditional, alongside colorful dances and entertainment.

It’s an experience for all who attend & participate! Visit our website for discounts and details.
dashevents.com/productions/colorado-indian-market/

1/19 Fabulous Tea Party

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Central Library
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204

Ideal for ages 5 to 12.

You are cordially invited to drop in for tea and treats in the Children’s Library, plus fancy crafts and dapper activities around the Central Library. Dress-up invited, but not required. Ideal for ages 5-12 and caregivers.

1/19 Starry Alphabet Canvas Craft

2:00pm – 3:00pm

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

Ideal for ages 3 to 8 – accompanied by an adult.
Create an out of this world canvas with your initial.

1/19 Tesla’s Toolbox: Toy/Electronic Deconstruction

Ever wondered how things work?
What makes your toy work the way it does?
How has technology evolved over time?
Join us for a time of deconstruction to find out what old technology and toys can teach us through reverse engineering.

Admission is Included in regular Discovery Center admission.

Children under age 2: Free
Ages 2-4: $2
Ages 5-17: $5
Adults:$10
Seniors 65+: $7.50
Students: $7.50

Contact: (719) 576-8000
Jan 19, 2019 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)

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

1/19-20 ESTES PARK WINTER FESTIVAL

1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517

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 2019 at the new Estes Park Events Center!
1/20 Button Garden

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library
1498 N. Irving Street
Denver, CO 80204

Ages: Kid, Teen
Make a beautiful garden scene using buttons.

1/21 Free Entrance to National Parks

The National Park System includes more than 84 million acres, comprised of parks, historical sites, monuments, recreation areas, battlefields, and seashores.

Normally, 118 of America’s 418 areas in the National Park System charge an entrance fee that ranges from $3 to $30. The entrance fee waiver does not cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Colorado has 13 areas in the National Park Service.

More Info:
www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

1/21-30 INTERNATIONAL SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIPS

150 West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Join us January 21-30, 2019 for the 29th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Breckenridge Brewery!

During the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships, 16 teams from around the world descend on Breckenridge, Colo. to hand-carve 25-ton blocks of snow into enormous works of art. From blocks of snow, into intricate snow sculptures. Artists are only allowed to use hand tools, creativity, and inspiration to bring their ideas to life. No power tools allowed! Teams sculpt countless hours across five days –the result is a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge.

1/21 MARTIN LUTHER KING MARADE (MARCH AND PARADE)

Location: City Park
17th Ave. & Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Price: Free
Starting: 9:30 AM

Celebrate the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the United States. Participants gather at City Park and march to Civic Center Park, where a large rally commemorates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/22 The Ski Troops

Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division
Date: 01/22/2019 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

Cowboys, lumberjacks , athletes and skiers were recruited to undertake the dangerous and vital mission that liberated Italy in WWII. Tom Duhs USMC (Retired) will share the story of the 10th Mountain Division and the unique nature of the only U.S. Army Mountain Division, its recruitment, training, employment and work after WWII.

1/24-27 OURAY ICE FESTIVAL

280 Colorado Rd. 361, Ouray, CO 81427

For three days and four nights Ouray is an absolute ice climbing mecca; ice climbers, both novice and pro travel from around the world to celebrate the growing sport of ice climbing. During daily vendor exhibitions Festival attendees have the opportunity to demo the latest ice tools, apparel, and gear from the Outdoor industries leading retailers. Hundreds of spectators line the top of the Gorge on Saturday and Sunday to watch the world’s best ice and mixed climbing talent battle for the prize! And, with over 100 interactive and educational climbing clinics to accommodate every skill level, Festival participants are sure to have an experience to remember.

1/25-27 RIO FRIO ICE FEST

JOIN US IN ALAMOSA, THE HUB OF THE SAN LUIS VALLEY, FOR A SUPERHERO-THEMED FESTIVAL THIS YEAR! ICE SCULPTURES OF YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHEROES, THE RIO FRIO 5K ON ICE, A FIRE AND ICE BONFIRE, THE SAVORY GRUB N’ PUB, THE POLAR PLUNGE, AND THE NEW ICE CAROUSEL + ENTERTAINMENT ON ICE HIGHLIGHT THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL!

alamosarec.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=55&cat=8

1/26 The Great Fruitcake Toss

Toss your own fruitcake with your friends. If you don’t have your own fruitcake, you can rent one for $1.

Join local Manitoids on January 26 to enjoy this old-fashioned event of flying those leftover fruitcakes!
Fruitcake will be available for rent ($1) for those of you who like fruitcake or who didn’t receive any for Christmas.
Local bakers will compete for the title of Fruitcake King or Queen and the community will determine who makes the best organic, non-GMO, or natural wonderful fruitcake.
It all started in 1995 with locals throwing fruitcakes in the park, and more than 20 years later, we are going old school! Events will feature feats of strength and talent (and balance and taste!)

Free
No registration needed to participate.

Contact: (719) 685-5089

Jan 26, 2019 at 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm (Sat)

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs
502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829

1/26 Movie Matinee: A Wrinkle in Time (PG)

Date: 01/26/2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

Based on the Madeleine L’Engle novel, the film follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her missing father. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade.

1/26 CU WIZARDS! “Surfing with a Mathematician”

9:30 am – 10:30 am
University of Colorado Boulder
Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO

Price: Free
CU Boulder Applied Mathematics Professor Mark Hoefer presents “Surfing with a Mathematician” FREE S.T.E.A.M show for ages 5-18 that demonstrates how mathematics describing fluids and non-linear waves helps us understand systems as diverse as the ocean, atmosphere, and lasers. If you thought corn syrup was just for pancakes, think again!

1/27 Passport to Culture: Journey to Oz (Ages 3-12)

Jan 27, 2019 1:30 PM
(SF Family Tree Sensory-Friendly Performance at 4:00 PM)

Journey to Oz invites the audience to take an experiential journey with Dorothy by singing, dancing, and acting alongside professional actors. The audience takes on key roles including: Munchkins, Winkies, and even principal characters like Dorothy! When the iconic cyclone arrives, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with sweeping lights and exciting music. If you are in the room, you are in the show!

The student matinee program allows for low-cost admission to top performances that integrate into existing curriculum. Every matinee includes a study guide or teacher resource to further the experience within the classroom. Group tickets are $5-$15 each and one complimentary chaperone ticket is available for every 10 student tickets purchased (limit 10 free tickets per group).

$5
Purchase tickets online, at the Box Office, or by calling (720) 509-1000

More Info:
www.lonetreeartscenter.org/passport-to-culture

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

1/27-30 Student Matinee: Journey to Oz ~ January 27-30 (Pre-K/Elementary)

Jan 29, 2019 10:00 AM

Journey to Oz invites the audience to take an experiential journey with Dorothy by singing, dancing, and acting alongside professional actors. The audience takes on key roles including: Munchkins, Winkies, and even principal characters like Dorothy! When the iconic cyclone arrives, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with sweeping lights and exciting music. If you are in the room, you are in the show!

The student matinee program allows for low-cost admission to top performances that integrate into existing curriculum. Every matinee includes a study guide or teacher resource to further the experience within the classroom. Group tickets are $5-$15 each and one complimentary chaperone ticket is available for every 10 student tickets purchased (limit 10 free tickets per group).

$5
Fill out the reservation request form or call (720) 509-1000 for more information

www.lonetreeartscenter.org/school-programs

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

1/28 Homeschool Day with Botanic Gardens: Paleobotany (Ages 5+)

Jan 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Become a paleobotanist for a day. Explore the plants of Colorado’s past climates and discover the plants that the dinosaurs ate. Plant a relative of a prehistoric plant to take home with you.

Homeschool Days offer families the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities, tours, and take-home projects that families can do together. Activities are designed for children ages 5 and up; however all ages are welcome to attend.

$12 per child (one adult free per child)
Register online

www.botanicgardens.org/program-series/homeschool-days

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.,
Denver, CO 80206

1/28 Teen Program: Cupcake Decorating with Church of Cupcakes

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Valdez-Perry Branch Library
4690 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80216

Ideal for ages 11 to 18.

Teens can come learn the basics of cupcake decorating! All materials provided including two cupcakes per participant.

1/28 Alexander Hamilton

Date: 01/28/2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

The blockbuster musical Hamilton has ignited considerable interest in the story of this American founding father. Join Active Minds as we journey back to our nation’s early history and visit the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, his friends, his enemies, and the principles he fought (and perhaps died) for.

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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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