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Deals: Getaway 5K-10K Discount, Carnation Festival, Free Day

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Water World IS summer in Denver. As a kid, my grandmother would drop my sister, cousins and myself off at the gates of the water park (which was not nearly as big as it is now) for a day in the sun. We were so excited to have the freedom to do something on our own. No matter how sophisticated our kids get with their cell phones and other entertainment, Water World on your own is still a rite of passage. I dropped my kids off at the gates of Water World for their day roaming on their own. Several hours later when I picked them up – they were smiles from ear-to-ear as they excitedly talked about all the fun rides. They talked about the roller coaster, Pirate’s Plunge,  Lost River of the Pharaohs, and of course the wave pool.
 
Family-friendly Race Discount. Getaway 5K-10K is a new race series being held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora.  It includes a Kids Fun Run, 1 Mile Family Walk, 5K and 10K as well as a Finish Line Party, Kids Zone and Festival. It’s all about family fun with a beachy theme! Mile High Mamas has an exclusive discount code for you: SunFunRun3C.  The code provides 15% off race fees. That’s approx. $6 off the 5K and $7.50 off the 10K. Go to Getaway 5K-10K to sign up!
 
Carnation Festival. The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival has attracted thousands of people from Wheat Ridge and surrounding communities since 1970. This year’s festival will be held Friday to Sunday, August 11 to 13 with live music, a fireworks display on Friday and Saturday, and much more. 
 
Free Day.  Wednesday, August 9 is a FREE Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You’ll find more than just trains–the main building is a replica of an 1880’s depot. It houses thousands of rare photographs, artifacts and documents, which highlight the colorful history of the railroads in Colorado. Admission is regularly $10 for adults and $5 for children. 
                                          
Free Diabetes Screenings. Just about One in 100 children in Colorado has Childhood Diabetes (or T1D) and Celiac disease, the two most common autoimmune diseases of childhood. ASK (Autoimmunity Screening for Kids) program is offering Denver-area kids, aged 2-17 (with parent/guardian consent) free screenings to detect the diseases. There are 3 (regular) locations to get screened, and you don’t need to schedule an appointment in advance. Walk-ins are welcome. If parents want, they can call 303-724-1275 to speak with someone about the screening in advance.
 
History Colorado Center. Free Kid Saturdays. General Admission to the History Colorado Center is FREE for kids 18 and under EVERY SATURDAY during the months of July and August 2017! Plus, other History Colorado Community Museums statewide will be FREE for kids 18 and under every day from Memorial Day – Labor Day.  Kids Free Saturdays at the History Colorado Center are made possible through the generous support of Joan Prusse and Bob Musgraves. 
 
Parade of Homes.  My Grammy used to call them “Wowee Houses” as we would drive what we thought were mansions. But now, we get to actually go in these homes -FOR FREE. Yup. I said free. The Parade of Homes, the hallmark event hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), returns this summer for its 32nd year. Your home showcase summer tradition, the Parade of Homes is your go-to local home show and design houses tour. Go where and when you want and discover two master plan communities; 66 newly designed model and custom homes by 20 area residential builders, including eight luxury “Dream Homes;” located in neighborhoods throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area. This free event is a wonderful opportunity for potential home buyers and anyone interested in home remodeling and design to get new ideas and inspiration. It all starts on August 10.
 
Pretzelmaker. Every Tuesday through August Pretzelmaker is offering bogo pretzels.
 
Noodles RewardsIntroducing NoodlesREWARDS, their new loyalty program that helps you earn freebies and offers when you scan your phone. Just order your favorite Noodles dishes and you could be rewarded with free shareables, sides, drinks or even entrées. You’ll also receive offers only available to guests with the app. It’s their way of saying “thanks for being awesome.” Download it for free at the iTunes Store or Google Play.
 
Disney’s Frozen. The smash hit makes it’s pre-Broadway debut in Denver. Be among the first to see it! Inspired by the hit-award winning film, Frozen will feature more music, incredibvle stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical. StartingAugust 17 and tickets are starting at just $30 (Hey my birthday is August 15 – so if someone wants to get me tickets…just sayin’) 
 
Biggie!  Alpine Buick GMC has donated a GMC Yukon XL to Children’s Hospital Colorado to transport the hospital’s EMS Outreach Team to conferences and other events. Alpine will also be giving away a trip for four to Orlando/Universal Studios to community members who spot the car around town or post on social media about Biggie using #BIGGIE. It’s easy to spot – painted in Children’s Colorado’s signature blue and branded with both organizations’ logos. The car will be at Denver Broncos training camp and will be transporting ALICE 105.9’s Live@5 Artists. On Aug. 11 and 12Elitch Gardens will also host a special #Biggie Day. Admission will be $29.99 for customers that use the promo code BIGGIE when purchasing tickets online. For each ticket purchased, Elitch Gardens will donate $5 to Children’s Colorado. For more information, visit Facebook/AlpineBuickGMC
 
Run with Me? I’ve seen pictures of color runs. They look like great fun. You start out with a white shirt/outfit and by the time your 5K is done you are blasted with color! The Color Run is being held on August 26 at Coors Field. Get $5 off your registration and come run with me. Use code MILEHIGHMAMAS Plus, youth participants (5 years and under) are just $14.99.
 
JeffCo Fair & Festival. This coming weekend Jefferson County Fairgrounds will be the center of fun for the JeffCo Fair & Festival. Enjoy fun concerts all weekend, 4-H exhibits, rodeo, tons of special events and vendors. This is one you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets now. For more information visit: http://www.celebratejeffco.com/
 
Consignment Shops. Mile High Mamas has once again compiled a list of all this season’s best consignment sales.  This week’s highlight is August 12 the Mothers of Multiples sale will take place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Snag a free admission coupon when you follow the link on our listing page.
 
Concerts and Movies. Don’t forget to check our listings of free concerts and movies all summer long.
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