Month: May 2011

Cinco de Mayo – Festivities and Crafts for Kids!

Any day is a day to celebrate, but tomorrow is an official day of celebration – it’s Cinco de Mayo! So, get out your party hats (or sombreros) and put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for some Latin fun. This type of cultural lesson is one big party – especially if you celebrate in the Mile High City!

Win a Family 4 pack to Traces at the Denver Center

**CONTEST CLOSED** TRACES, the high energy acrobatic spectacle which blends circus, physical theater, music and dance is now playing in Denver at the Stage Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts through May 14.  Register here to win tickets to see the show.  Contest ends May 9. Combining extraordinary acrobatic feats, music, film, narration and dance, seven performers deliver gravity-defying displays of skill that are fresh, urban and inventive.  The show includes traditional Chinese acrobatics, tumbling through hoops and leaping spectacularly on giant poles.  Poetic and explosive, funny and thoughtful, TRACES creates an experience that surprises and delights all ages.  These versatile artists don’t just engage in high-risk acrobatics, they bare their souls through music, dan...

Event round-up: Cinco de Mayo, Elitch, Mother’s Day & More!

Saturday. It’s Opening Day at Elitch’s and the coasters will be rolling once again. The park is under new management again this year, but expect to see all your old favorites. Days and hours are sporadic over the next few weeks, but the doors open daily starting Memorial Day weekend. The water park at Elitch’s will open that weekend, as well—keep your bathing suits in the drawer just a few more weeks. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle; 303-595-4386. Tickets: $37.99 for guests 48 inches tall and over, $27.99 for guests under 48 inches. Seniors age 62 and older are $27.99. Kids age 3 and younger are free. Saturday-Sunday. Cinco de Mayo was officially on Thursday, but that was just a warm-up: Join thousands of revelers i...

Mother’s Day Round-Up: Our Favorite Product Picks!

Here's some delightful ideas for last minute Mother's Day gifts. From candy to the perfect mommy-to-be gift, you can't go wrong with this list,

Mother-in-law: love her or hate her?

Mothers are honored and revered on a hallowed day this month. Mothers-in-law are tossed into the celebrations, too -- in the Rodney Dangerfield section of greeting cards.

Denver Deal: Mother’s Day, Cinco Festival and Chocolate Festival

Wow! We have a lot of things to celebrate this week. Thursday is Cinco De Mayo and Sunday is Mother’s Day!  I hope you are not only waiting for your kids (or husband) to plan all the happenings for Mother’s Day.  There is a lot you can plan on your own.  I am personally hoping for a nice day where I can sit outside and enjoy the Colorado sunshine.  I might just take in one of the coolest shows I’ve run across, Traces (now playing at the Denver Center) – it’s only here for two more weeks!  Find out how you can win tickets to see the show! Michael’s Arts & Crafts: There is a full slate of craft events at Michael’s stores – so you can create great Mother’s Day presents. Tuesday, May 3 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mother’s Day Card Ev...

Learning Small Ways to Make a Big Difference with Child Hunger at Food Bank of the Rockies

I’ve suffered through enough diets to have a small idea of what hunger feels like. Many people don’t have a choice. One out of eight Coloradoans live with hunger every day and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Forty-two percent are children under 18 years old. A handful of Mile High Mamas and their kids learned these sobering statistics as we toured the 106,000-square foot Food Bank of the Rockies. The food bank services a staggering 1,100 agencies that include local food pantries, churches, and Boys and Girls Clubs in Northern Colorado and the entire state of Wyoming. That is a whole lot of hunger…and need. But there was also a lot of hope. The

Thank you for throwing dirt!

I attended my first Sox tee ball game this month and now have been to three. I have to say, I have never laughed so hard. The Sox’s second baseman is none other than my boyfriend’s 5-year-old nephew and when he is actually paying attention to the game he is pretty darn good. The rest of the time the kids on the team are lying on the field or throwing dirt at one another, neither of which pertain to the game of baseball but for me, this is the best part.

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