Deals: Spring Break Fun, Kite Festival & More
posted by: Gretchen
We didn’t go anywhere for spring break this year. It was a staycation. However, I did treat my 15 year old daughter to her first facial at Ella Bliss Salon. She loved it – and I created another monster! We have a fun giveaway so you can find your own bliss!
FabFitFun Box. I seriously love getting goodies in the mail. I have several friends who are in different “of the month” clubs – everything from Glossy Box to Bark Box (for my friend who is a crazy dog mom). But my personal favorite is the FabFitFun box. It only comes quarterly – but it has a TON of stuff in it and it’s always worth well over $200 (but costs only $39.99 for the first box with a coupon code – this time use “Bunnies”). This box has all kinds of stuff from cool kitchy stuff.
Going in Style Movie. You’re never too old to get even. You and a guest are invited to a special advance screening of GOING IN STYLE on Monday, April 3rd in Denver. Visit www.wbtickets.com/MHMGIS for a chance to download complimentary passes. (Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. ARRIVE EARLY!) #GoingInStyle in theaters April 7th. Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Arvada Kite Festival. On Saturday, April 2 – See soaring kites! Colorful kites! Majestic kites! Come join this free, fun, family event at the Stenger Complex in Arvada (11200 W 58th Ave) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether you’re flying or watching kites, get outside with your family and enjoy all the exciting outdoor activities the festival has to offer!
Tulip and Elf Fairy Festival. You know spring has officially arrived when you see the tulips peeking out of the ground. Nothing quite celebrates that as much as the Tulip and Elf Fairy Festival on Pearl Street in Boulder. Saturday, April 2, from 1 p.m .to 5 p.m. your boys and girls can dress as fairies or elves (costumes encouraged) and be a part of the parade down Pearl Street. Performances, parad and activities like foam sword dueling, dino dig, art projects, face painting, nature activities and wildlife safety, cookie decorating and more!
Get Deals with Cyphr. Did you know that companies like Groupon give customers a great deal but may actually hurt businesses by taking 50% of the profits? There’s a new kid in down who has figured out a fun way to support local businesses AND be rewarded for it! With Cyphr’s free app, you unlock local businesses you choose. Those businesses send you time-sensitive “Secrets.” If you see a Secret you want to use later, you just press the “lock” button and it saves in your vault. At that point, it becomes like a mobile coupon you use before the expiration date. From five star restaurants in downtown Denver to nail salons to pet food, companies include Denver Bouldering Club, A Kneaded Touch Massage Therapy, Blowout Hair Studio, Bonnie Brae’s Tavern, Max’s Wine Dive, in-Tea, Nixons Coffee House and Outlaw
Recycled Robots. eXL Learning is excited to invite you to “Recycled Robots”, a mash-up celebration of National Robotics Week (April 8-16) and Earth Day (April 22). This free family event will engage kids, in engineering their very own robotic creations utilizing recycled materials. The event takes places at eXL Learning @ Lowry (Lowry Town Center) and MindCraft makerspace @ Stanley (Stanley Marketplace) on April 15th 10 am to 12 pm
Denver Art Museum. Enjoy Spring Break, through April 2, 2017, at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), kids can make art in the galleries, enjoy a special presentation of a family-friendly play and learn about costume design in the Costume Studio, all for free. The Backpack Cart and in-gallery Create-n-Takes will be available every day for visiting families to get creative and discover art in the DAM’s permanent collection in new ways. Kids and families can also take a unique journey into the Star Wars™universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes. A special exhibition ticket is required for Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, and tickets are only $5 for youth 6-18 years old and free for youth 0-5 years old.
Bicycle Village offers Kid’s Trade Up program. As kids grow – so should their bikes. Get up to 50 percent credit when you trade in a previous Bicycle Village purchase for a new junior bike within two years of first purchase. As kids grow, they can ride on the newest bikes with the latest technology and safety features while being on the right size bike for their height and weight. Each year, kids are measured and fitted to assure proper fit and the new bike gets a free tune to assure it is cleaned, oiled, adjusted and ready to roll.
- Saturday, April 1 – Denver Art Museum
- Sunday, April 2 – Denver Botanic Gardens
- Tuesday, April 4 – Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (Free 4-8 p.m.)
- Tuesday, April 4 – Denver Botanic Gardens
Consignment Sales. MileHighMamas has compiled a full list of all the great consignment sales this spring. The highlights of this week are:
- April 1-2. New to You. Times: Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-noon ( half price sale)
$2 admission at Christ Lutheran Church, 8997 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
- April 2. MOPS Annual Consignment Sale.Times: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Admission is $3 at Grace Hill Community Church, 3900 Grace Boulevard, Highlands Ranch. http://chcc.org/opportunities/mops-annual-consignment-sale/
- April 3-7. Rhea Lana-Southeast Denver. Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (half-price sale) at Cottonwood Square Shopping Center, 17888 Cottonwood Dr, Parker CO.
Spring in Ski Country. One of the best times to get your tushie to the mountains is in the spring. Warmer weather and still great snow….plus, great fun events. Arapahoe Basin will have afternoon concerts, Cooper will have $30 Thursdays (lift tickets just $30) and afternoon concerts; Copper Mountain hosts the world’s largest Easter Egg Hunt April 16; Steamboat has concerts planned every Saturday through April 8 and Winter Park celebrates Springtopia with concerts including the April 22 appearance of Michael Franti.
YMCA of the Rockies. Don’t delay planning your summer or fall getaway to YMCA of the Rockies! Online reservations start April 5 at 12:01 a.m. and family cabins fill quickly. One of Colorado’s most affordable family vacations has something for everyone, from baseball to archery. Trails lead to waterfalls and expansive views. And, the night skies from your deck are out of this world. https://ymcarockies.org/
The Rocky Mountain Super Pass + re-launched their Kids Ski Free Program for the 2017/2018 Season. Yeah, you read that right- FREE! With the purchase of a qualifying adult pass, like the RMSP+ which costs $529, you get a free child’s season pass for kids 12 and under. That’s a savings of up to $319 per pass, and offering significant savings, with a family of four (two kids/two adults) paying just $1058 for entertainment November through April. Ride unlimited at Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, and Eldora Mountain, with six days at Steamboat, three days at Crested Butte, and three days at Alyeska Resort.
Epic Ski Kids. The free pass from Vail Resorts is back. It allows kids kindergarten through 5th grade (next year’s school year – since the pass is for next ski season) to ski for free at each of their Colorado Resorts including: Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek. Four times at each resort, a free beginner level lesson and equipment rental on the day of that lesson. Sign up now at a local Ski and Golf location (or Ski and Sport by Park Meadows or Boulder Ski Deals in Boulder). It is free with no strings attached.
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