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Deals: Free skiing for kids, Labor Day deals

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I consider myself a true Colorado Girl. That means that I really do like both the summer AND the winter. I am happy for the warm sunny days of summer and the hiking and outdoor fun that we can have – I am equally as excited when winter comes around and that we are able to have fun outside still. I love to snowboard – and if you’ve not heard, Colorado has a fantastic program where kids can try out the sport for FREE. Yep – a favorite sport (snowboarding) paired with a favorite word (FREE).
 
Winter is Coming. No, I’m not talking about the line from Game of Thrones. I’m taking about the awesome deals that you can get for yourself and your kids in the fall for the upcoming ski season.
·         Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone) are once again offering their Epic School Kids. Four free days at each of the resorts, one beginner ski lesson and equipment on the day of the lesson. You need to take your kids to a Ski and Golf/Ski and Sport/Boulder Sport location along with proof they are in kindergarten through fifth grade.
·         Colorado Ski Country’s Passport is back as well. Register your 5th or 6th grader for their free pass. The pass includes most of the state’s ski areas (that is at 21 awesome resorts). Fifth graders get to try three times at each resort, 6th graders pass has a very minimal fee (of just $105) but you get 4 times at each of the resorts. The pass also includes a beginner level lesson and equipment on the date of that lesson.
·         Junior Trade lets you score a deal on rental gear for kids. Purchase a used setup (both ski and snowboard setups available) at Colorado Ski and Golf (Ski and Sport OR Boulder Ski Deals) locations for around $100 use it all season long. Feel free to trade it back in if the kids grow out of it mid-season. Then, bring it back in the spring for 50% money back.
·         Looking for a deal on ski wear? Look no further than Ski Rex at Colorado Ski and Golf Locations or Powder Daze at Christy Sports locations this weekend! Save up to 70% off (some of last year’s fashions).
 
A Good Find.  A Good Find is launching in the Denver market! This modernized listing site allows users to buy and sell their stuff, used goods like baby items, furniture etc. to their local market. It’s a way for people near each other to buy and sell locally. This online local marketplace built for 2017, with safety and security baked in from the beginning: cashless payments (no more stacks of cash when meeting a stranger), internal messaging, and a sleek user interface.  There are three kinds of accounts: Free (5 listings per month), Professional (25 listings per month) or Marketplace (unlimited item listings). However, AGF has given me an exclusive promo code, MHMAMAS, which gives you a free professional account for life!
 
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. 
 
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!
                                          
Golden Glass Treasure Hunt. Starting September 1 through September 30 find a beautiful one-of-a-kind glass orb in the great “Golden Glass Orb Treasure Hunt” in Golden, Colorado. They promise the orbs will be placed somewhere in plain sight in Golden city limits.  “Finders” are “keepers” of these treasures, handcrafted by local artisans.  Plus, each orb has a special tag and instructions of how treasure finders can register your orb at the Foothills Art Center, where you get a certificate of authenticity and entered in a drawing on Oct. 2 to win a $200 gift card to be used at select spots in Golden. 
 
Home Again Movie Screening. You and your girlfriends are invited to an advance screening of Reese Witherspoon’s HOME AGAIN, on Wed. 9/6 in Greenwood Village. Visit www.gofobo.com/MileHighHomeAgain for your chance to download complimentary passes. (While supplies last, passes admit up to 2. Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. ARRIVE EARLY!) #HomeAgainMovie in theaters 9/8.
 
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. Your home showcase summer tradition, the Parade of Homes is your go-to local home show and design houses tour. 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.
 
Arc Thrift Labor Day is a well-deserved day of rest…and a day to get 50% off at the annual Arc Thrift Stores’ Labor Day Sale! Amazing deals on clothes, shoes, coats, and household items – and more! – can be found at all 26 Arc Stores across the Front Range. Click here for Arc store locations.www.arcthrift.org/location
 
Risas Dental. While some of us will be enjoying the last summer holiday off, the dentists and staff at Risas Dental and Braces will be donating their time for its 6th Annual Labor of Love event. On Monday, Sept. 4th from 8am to 12pm, patients at each of the five Denver-area locations can select from one of four free services, including: Basic Teeth Cleaning; Cavity Filling; Tooth Extraction; Complete Exam with X-rays. Labor of Love kicks off with music, fun activities for kids, and complimentary breakfast for attendees waiting in line. Patients in line before 8am will be guaranteed treatment. No appointments will be required or accepted.  For more information regarding Labor of Love, visit: http://bit.ly/2vBce9n or risasdental.com  
 
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. 
 
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 features more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love — now told as a full-length Broadway musical. Tickets starting at just $30. 
 
Consignment Sales. Mile High Mamas has once again compiled a list of all this season’s best consignment sales.  Next week’s sale: Haute Tots. 
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