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Denver Deal: Ski Expo, Panera Opening, and FREE Days

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I recently went to Parallel 17 with a friend for brunch/lunch. Typical to Chef Mary Nguyen’s other restaurants, Parallel 17 brings such a fun unique feel that foodies and non-foodies alike appreciate the great unique twists. My friend and I were awed at the stuffed french toast – an amazing french bread stuffed with blueberries, walnuts, ricotta and cream anglasae. When it says stuffed it  really means stuffed (inside – not like a sandwich). The outside of the bread had been deep fried so it had a delicious (and I’m pretty sure not healthy) delicious crunch. We also tried the calamari salad – which was equally delicious. The meal was topped off with lemongrass cotton candy, lots of laughter, meeting Chef Mary and a promise that I will be back with my foodie son.

ACE Ladies Night

Ace Hardware is hosting a Ladies Night on November 7th from 6 p.m .to 9 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch, Lakewood and Green Mountain location. The whole store will be 25% off – there will be gift ideas, giveaways, goodies, live music and wine tasting. Plus, the first 100 ladies will receive a goodie bag! (Men are welcome to crash the party but they have to shop for their Lady).

Candy Buy-Back

LiveWell Colorado and Bellco are hosting two candy swaps – November 7 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Downtown Bellco Branch) and November 9 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Englewood Bellco Branch). Kids can trade candy for healthy treats, prizes and even a chance to win tickets to see Selena Gomez in concert!

FREE Days

Symphony Discount

Mile High Mamas readers can now receive a discount rated ticket for any of the Colorado Symphony shows through the entire season! Super Group Discount will give you 20% Discount for Masterworks (Friday/Sunday ONLY), Pops (No Holiday), Family, and ITS. To purchase tickets use Code: MILEHIGHMAMAS. http://tickets.coloradosymphony.org/single/EventListing.aspx?promo=4170 Group tickets are also available for your group (school/church etc). For more details contact Harrison at 303-308-2462.

Ski & Snowboard Expo

The Ski & Snowboard Expo at the Colorado Convention Center is this weekend, November 8-10! Score deals of 40-75 percent off retail on last season’s boards, boots, clothing and accessories. Visit with ski area representatives from 25 Colorado Resorts, Utah and Canada. See U.S. Ski Hall of Fame nominee Fuzz Feddersen leading the Flying Aces in their trampoline aerial show, Olympian Doug Lewis will be putting kids through their fitness paces in the ELITEAM Training Center, beginners can trying skiing on the Winter Park Kid’s Slope and mini-snowboarders in Burton’s Riglet Park. Kids with energy to burn can bounce off the walls in the Keystone Kidtopia Play Park, scramble up the indoor climbing wall, test their balancing skills on the Gibbon Slackline, or explore the world of mountainboarding by negotiating obstacles in the special course set up in the MBS Mountainboard Zone. Admission is $12 for adults. Kids are free.

Panera

Panera will celebrate the Grand Opening of their newest location at Hampden and I-25 on Wednesday, November 6 starting at 6:00 a.m. the first 1000 guests will get a cinnamon crunch bagel and coffee tumbler which includes free brewed coffee refills through the month. Enter to win a $500 Visa (through Nov 15). And there will be a free mystery gift card giveaway (for in-cafe only). Saturday, November 9 guests will be invited to select a gift card after purchasing their meal (gift cards range in value from $5 to $100).

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Community Feel-Good:
Aveda Institute downtown is hosting Pink: A Hair and Makeup Show to benefit breast cancer. Event takes place this weekend on November 9th at 7 p.m . at the Aveda Institute Denver (700 16th st. Denver, CO 80202). Ticketss VIP 1st Row $35 / VIP 2nd Row $25 / Standing $15. For more details on purchasing tickets and location information, please call 303.567.7500.
Guy’s Grocery Game (Yes, that Guy – the one from Food Channel) contest at the Safeway in Lone Tree (9229 E Lincoln) on Thursday, November 7 from 1 p.m to 3 p.m for his Grocery Game Challenge. Four contestants will be chosen on site and will compete to win $1000 from Safeway! Bring your improv, gamesmanship and culinary skills to be Denver’s winner!
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It’s that time of year again – now is the time to get all your ski deals! If you plan on skiing/snowboarding this year look at all the great deals that we have rounded up already. http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2013/08/27/denver-deal-labor-day-starts-ski-sales/

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