Denver Deal: NCAA Tourney, Echo Mountain, Consignment sale and more
posted by: Gretchen
Spring break! My kids started screeching last Friday. All I could think of is, “what should we do?!??!?!” Women’s NCAA Basketball tournament comes to downtown this next weekend. There are a multitude of fun things to do for free or nearly nothing. Buick is sponsor of the tournament – but moreso, I love their message – The Buick Human Highlight Reel is an online collection and archive of short videos featuring former NCAA student-athletes whose greatest victories occur away from the game, where they apply their passion to serving those in need. As I think about what we will do for spring break – yes, we may go to some of the NCAA fun but we might also try to find a great volunteer opportunity like the ones through Volunteers of America that let us volunteer as a family!
Colorado is the host for the NCAA Women’s Final Four! We will have more in an upcoming post – there are a ton of free things to do. If you are interested in tickets, visit the website at NCAA.com/finalfour
There are still a load of consignment sales – this week’s sale is on Saturday, March 31 Darling Doubles. 8a–11a, $1 admission; 11a-12p (Half-price sale) at Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton.
Best DAM Spring Break
Denver Art Museum (DAM) is celebrating Spring Break March 25 through April 1, 2012 with FREE admission to kids under 18. To celebrate the Denver-only exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, the DAM offers lots of chances to explore what it takes to be a fashion designer. Kids can pick out fabrics, mix patterns and create a new look in our Fashion Studio. The museum also has two Hotspots that focus on fashion. On weekdays, families can make an Egyptian flower collar or sew Oceanic tapa cloth. Using a paper doll as a guide, kids can become a designer as part of an interactive family tour. The museum also has costumes throughout so little ones can dress up as cowboys, Renaissance royalty or the emperor from Imperial China.
Echo Mountain Round-up
Echo’s version of the Wild West happens on Saturday, March 31. Bust out those boots, hats and western garb as Denver’s closest ski and snowboard area transforms into the ‘Ol West with Scion’s Design Your Own Board Contest, Evening “Sheriff Shootout Rail Jam” (Adults ages 13 & up),”Lil’ Wranglers Rail Jam” for skiers and snowboarders ages 12 and under, costume contests, BBQ, Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl snowboard giveaway,Eating Competition, Stick Horse Races, Contests, Prizes and much more!
Jefferson County Helping Kids Thrive Seminars
Jefferson County is offering free parent and community classes.The classes will offer parenting tips on a broad range of topics. Pre-register for the classes located at Arvada K-8 (April 9), O’Connell Middle School (April 12), Summit Ridge Middle School (April 19) or West Jefferson Middle School (April 26).
Ski Area Spring Fun
If skiing/boarding are in your plans for spring break check out some of the fun going on! This weekend (April 1) boast fun at Steamboat with Springalicious ‘boat-loaded with concerts, cardboard classic and splash-down. More fun coming in the next weeks as many of the ski areas are closing out their seasons with FUN, FUN, FUN…
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