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Deals: Labor Day events, free skiing

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 Labor Day in Denver. There are so many activities going down for the official end of summer! Our 18 fun events include A Taste of Colorado, Festival Italiano, the Colorado State Fair and so much more. 
 
Jefferson County Safety Fair.  The Jefferson County Safety Fair on Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will have more than 80 booths with safety tools, tips and services for the entire family.  Freebies include: shredding documents (up to 5 boxes), safely dump all your outdated prescriptions, run your credit report and have it reviewed by bank officers, receive a FREE 911 cell phone for seniors, FREE helmets for kids who participate in a bicycle rodeo and much more. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.
 
Free Skiing. Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th grade Passport Program is the only ski pass that gives your child 3 FREE DAYS of skiing and snowboarding at 21 of Colorado’s premier mountains. With no parent purchase required, your child can ski all 63 days, or just a few; the 5th grade Passport opens up the best of Colorado to your child. Questions about our Passport Program? CLICK HERE.
 
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! 
                             
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 month of 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.
 
Disney’s Frozen. The smash hit makes its pre-Broadway debut in Denver. Be among the first to see it! Inspired by the hit award-winning film, Frozen will feature more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love — now told as a full-length Broadway musical. Starting August 17 and tickets starting at just $30. 
 
MindCraft Makerspace Learning LabMindcraft Learning Lab introduces their afterschool program for kids 1st through 8th grade. Every after school session begins with 1:1 conversation with the student – prioritizing assignments and setting goals for their time at the Lab. The facilitator will provide guidance and check for quality and accuracy for all completed assignments. When all goals are met, students engage in educational games that support math literacy and reading and then the fun begins.  If time allows, your kids will be allowed to explore tinkering, gaming, coding and keyboarding in a self-directed and exploratory manner. Daily sessions run from 3:00 to 5:30 pm MondayFriday with a 10% sibling discounts available.
 
Consignment Sales. Mile High Mamas has once again compiled a list of all this season’s best consignment sales.  This week’s highlight is Just Between Friends of Longmont at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. 
 
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