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Deals: Free days, Toys “R” Us grand opening, recreation celebration and more

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Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us Grand Opening

Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us will celebrate their grand opening Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15 at 1150 South Ironton in Aurora. The 47,000-square-foot store will feature a huge selection of toys, games and juvenile products. Coupons will also be offered in-store, as well as sent via direct mail and newspaper inserts, to use during the Grand Opening weekend, including save $5 on a purchase of $25 or more; FREE Umbrella stroller with a baby gear purchase of $75 or more ($19.99 value); save $50 on any regular-priced 12-volt Power Wheels Ride On. Grand opening events include arts and crafts time on Friday from 10-10:30 a.m.; storytime on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; costumed characters and special guests,including Toodee from Yo Gabba Gabba!, Strawberry Shortcake and Geoffrey the Giraffe. http://www.toysrus.com

Fall fashions

The Purple Poppy, a boutique in Lafayette carrying “home décor and chick stuff galore,” hosts a Miss Magoo Skirt Trunk Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Discounts on fall skirts and accessories by the Boulder seamstress are included. 2850 Arapahoe Road in the Atlas Valley Shopping Center in Lafayette, 303-530-3115, purplepoppyinc.com

One-way street to shopping fun

The fourth season of Sundays on the Streets Outdoor Market wraps up Sept. 8. This final outing includes the popular Kids Mart. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for handcrafted items from young entrepreneurs including elementary- and middle-school-aged children. Shoppers will also find the traditional high-quality works of local vendors offering original, artistic, handcrafted wares. And there’s a great selection of food trucks.

SI note: The market is still looking for mini crafters for its Kids Mart, call or e-mail Robin for details. Cherry Knolls Shopping Center, University Boulevard and Arapahoe Road, Centennial, 720-985-8580, e-mail robin.loughran@gmail.com

Recreation celebration

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is offering various deals on punch cards for recreation center admission, discounts on personal and group training packages as well as facials and massages in September. Those who purchase a 30- punch card will receive five free punches, and those who buy a 15-punch card will receive two free punches. Punch-card admission includes access to all facility amenities, including drop-in fitness classes. More details at sspr.org

For your eyes and ears

The Friends of the Arapahoe Library District hosts its annual Used Book Sale offering more than 45,000 hand-sorted books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for all ages. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6-7 and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Be sure and stop by the “Better Book Section” featuring pop-up children’s books, art books, collectible comics and books signed by the author. Sept. 8 is bag day where shoppers fill a provided bag for $6. A special Preview Sale for Friends of the Library is 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Memberships will be available at the door. Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, 303-542-7279, arapahoelibraries.org

Five-star bazaar

Eron Johnson Antiques hosts the second annual Valverde Bazaar Urban Outdoor Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. The Pop-Up Market offers works by local businesses and artists including gifts, antiques, ceramics, rugs, art, furniture, jewelry, garden items and more. Food and live music add to the festivities. HannahbyDesign, Anteak Booteek, Cashi Gallery, Cobblestone Too, Glass Coconut and Sydney Wydney are just a handful of the participating vendors. Admission is free. Courtyard of Eron Johnson Antiques, 389 S. Lipan St.,303-777-8700, valverdebazaar.com

Free days this week

Sept. 3: Children’s Museum of Denver, 4-8 p.m., mychildsmuseum.org

Sept. 6: Four Mile House Museum, noon-4 p.m., fourmilepark.org

Sept. 7: Denver Art Museum, denverartmuseum.org

Sept. 8: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, dmnws.org

 

-Vickie Heath
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Good egg

This freebie definitely makes the grade. On Sept. 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., McDonald’s is giving all students in grades K through 8 a free breakfast. Kids can get their morning fill with an Egg McMuffin or Egg White Delight and milk or orange juice. The promo is available at participating locations for students 15 and younger. A parent or guardian must accompany the kiddos. mcdonalds.com

Early bird

It pays to be an early riser. Sept. through Sept. 14, Chick-fil-A is giving away free breakfast entrées, but you need to make a reservation online now. On the menu: a chicken biscuit, sausage biscuit, chicken breakfast burrito, yogurt parfait, multigrain oatmeal and more. To get the freebie, go to Chick-fil-AForBreakfast.com. Find your restaurant location, select your entrée and then pick a date and time.

Tacos for field goals

Jack in the Box will have you rooting for the Denver Broncos even more so this season. Whenever the team kicks a field goal of 35 yards (or more), you can go to any Colorado Jack in the Box the following day between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and get a single taco for only 35 cents. The deal applies to home and away games, with a limit of six tacos per customer. jackinthebox.com/locations

Pass on the savings

Locals and tourists alike will appreciate the savings that come with the new Mile High Culture Pass. For $52.80, visit seven of Denver’s most popular attractions. That saves you more than $25 if you bought tickets to each individually. The only catch is you must use the pass within five consecutive days. The pass, activated at the first attraction visited, includes admission to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, History Colorado Center, Clyfford Still Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Just buy it online, print it out and you’re on your way. milehighculturalpass.com

By Laura Daily and Bryan K. Chavez
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