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Event Round-up: Family Field Day, Pirates, a Flauschink Celebration & More!

Saturday. Get outside and get moving at “Health For All Seasons,” a family field day and fitness fair at the Children’s Museum of Denver. Participate in all sorts of fun games and test your springtime strength: Run a three-legged race with a pal, measure your distance in the long jump and giving hula hooping a try. Children’s Hospital is providing bikes for a cool Bike Rodeo, too. Healthy treats will be available for refueling, too. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, 303-433-7444. Activities are free with museum admission: $8 for guests ages 2 to 59, $6 for 1-year-olds and seniors age 60 and older. For more information, visit

Through Sunday. Alas—spring break is drawing to a close, but pirate fans still have one more weekend to join in the Spring Break Pirate Invasion at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. In celebration of the museum’s “Real Pirates” exhibit, kids can listen to pirate tales, decorate their own pirate hats, hunt for treasure and more. To accomodate the swashbuckling crowds, the exhibit offers extended opening hours through April 10.  9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Last tickets sold 90 minutes before closing; extended hours valid through April 10. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.; 303-370-6000. “Real Pirates” tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for seniors age 65 and older, $11 for students and kids ages 3 to 18. Tickets include museum admission. Visit to buy tickets and learn more.

Through Sunday. Welcome spring in Crested Butte at the town’s 43rd annual Flauschink celebration. The king and queen of Flauschink receive their crowns at tonight’s Coronation Ball, featuring peppy polka music by the Pete Dunda Polka Band. On Saturday, the new royalty make an appearance at an afternoon parade, waving scepters made of toilet plungers. Salute the new rulers on Sunday at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, where they’ll await tributes from atop Flauschink Hill. Coronation Ball: 9 p.m. tonight. The Eldo Brewery, 215 Elk Ave., Crested Butte. Admission is $8. Parade: 5 p.m. Saturday. Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. Admission is free. Learn more at

Through April 10. The Von Trapp family sings again when the Northglenn Youth Theatre presents “The Sound of Music.” The all-kid musical tells the familiar tale: Young Maria isn’t fitting in at the convent, and is assigned to help a widowed military man with his seven kids. With a little understanding, and more than a few songs, the children come to love their new governess—and their father begins to care for her, too. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn; 303-450-8800. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for students and seniors. For more information, call or visit

Wednesday. Listen to stories and learn about firefighters at “Firehouse Tales for Tots” at the Denver Firefighters Museum. Settle in for a fire-themed book or two mixed with audience participation activities like puppetry and finger plays. Before and after, explore the museum’s exhibits: Vintage fire trucks and firefighting tools, the history of Denver’s fire department, fire safety displays and more. Can’t make it this week? The museum presents “Tales for Tots” the first Wednesday of each month. 11 a.m. Wednesday. Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Place; 303-892-1436. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, $4 for kids ages 2 to 12. Visit for more information.

Kathleen St. John

Photo courtesy of  The Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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