Denver Deal: Fright Fest, Museum Free Day, HomeAdvisor & more
Have you ever felt so strongly about someone or something that you would literally fight about it? That is what the movie Here Comes The Boom starring Kevin James and Bas Rutten is really all about. In the movie, the school that Mr. Voss (James) teaches at is facing cuts that could impact the job of Marty (Henry Winkler), the music teacher. Mr. Voss chooses to fight in the MMA ring to raise money to protect his friend’s job. It is not often that movie stars happen into a hotel in Denver. I was able to sit down and ask them some questions about the film.
I took a couple young friends with me to the movie, so they could give me questions to ask. I was a little concerned about the MMA violence for my young friends. They assured me that it was not “too much” and they enjoyed the movie and the action very much. Here are the answers in short: Yes, James trained as an MMA participant. Yes, Ruttan really talks like that (no fake accent). No, James wasn’t in band or played an instrument. Yes, Ruttan is superstitious – he used to always fight with his rubber ducky nearby. Honestly, this movie just feels good in reminding us all to fight for something and help fellow mankind. Opening in theaters this Friday. Read more on my interview.
I know that as moms we have a million things to get done in a day, the last thing we want to deal with is having to try to figure out which plumber to call at midnight when the toilet is backing up or who to call that can be trusted to do that home improvement project. HomeAdvisor to the rescue! The FREE service does the all the vetting for you – background check, real reviews (by people who have actually used the service), and emergency providers. I interviewed spokesperson Amy Matthews, DIY and HGTV Star – who had some great things to say about women DIYers.
Sam’s Club Health Screenings
Did you know that October is Women’s Health Month? Did you know that Sam’s Club does FREE Health Screenings each month? (Both statements are true). Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Sam’s Club will offer free Health Screenings which include: TSH screening for women or PSA for men, Blood pressure, BMI (Body Mass Index), Take-home breast self-exam gel packs and Vision screenings.
Elitch Gardens’ Fright Fest
Mile High Mamas can get a special $10 off admission by entering the code MHMamas (not case sensitive) when ordering Fright Fest tickets online. (Family by day.Freight by night – keep that in mind if you have really little ones). Games, fun, treats and….most importantly, another place to show off that amazing costume!
National Fossil Day = Free Day
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites families and visitors of all ages to celebrate National Fossil Day during SCFD Free Day on Sunday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum visitors will enjoy special fossil-fun activities, arts and crafts, dance performances, and more.
It’s Bitsy Spidy Tee
Participating Old Navy locations in conjunction with Michael’s Arts & Crafts, will be hosting a Customize Your Own Itsy Bitsy Spider Tee party on October 13 for kids ages 6-12. Text Spider to 273283 for information.
BellyBliss in Cherry Creek will offer FREE Kid Fit classes for kids age 2-5 on October 12 at 11 a.m. Kid Fit- Creatively develops your children through movement: Cardio fun body movement with rhythmic beats and stretching. Music includes Disney classics, hip hop, popular culture favorites from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.
Schlotsky’s wants you to get the present on their birthday! Enjoy a small original sandwich for just $1.99 on Tuesday, October 9th. Stop by any time to enjoy their delicious sandwich.
Time is running out to get the 5th Grade Passport (Colorado Ski Country USA) and Vail’s School of Shred. If you have a 5th or 6th grader…take advantage of the two different free programs! Keystone Resort recently announced that kids under 12 ski free all season long (no black out dates – which is super unusual) when you stay two or more nights at a Keystone owned resort. More deals are coming in as the season is ready to get underway. Look for great deals at the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo at the Colorado Convention Center the first weekend of November.
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