Free Fitness Classes. Civic Center MOVES is a free fitness series for all fitness levels produced by the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy and sponsored by Connect for Health Colorado. The 2016 season will run from April 25 through October 6. Classes meet in various areas of Civic Center Park; look for the Civic Center MOVES flag for the class location. To keep up with any schedule/location adjustments, please follow Civic Center MOVES on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CivicCenterMOVES.
Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard with the kids for FREE at Avid4 Adventure Family Days. Combine surfing with kayaking and you’ve got stand up paddleboarding (SUP). SUP is the fastest-growing water sport in the world and a great way for families to be active together. Avid4 Adventure, a multi-sport adventure summer camp will be teaching families (kids ages 5+ with their parents) to SUP together during its two FREE Avid4 Adventure Family Days. April 30th– Union Reservoir. 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.; May 7th– Chatfield State Park (gravel ponds) 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration with a $10 refundable deposit is required, please register here: http://www.avid4.com/family-adventure-days/
Elitch Gardens Season Opening. This Saturday and Sunday, April 30 & May 1, Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park signals Denver’s unofficial start to summer and celebrates its 126th birthday. With all the rides, slides and shows at Elitch Gardens, a Season Pass is the best value and pays for itself in less than two visits. A Season Pass is just $69.99 and includes unlimited visits and great perks like free parking, three free tickets for friends, a free souvenir cup offering $1.25 refills all season, free concerts, free dive-in movies and more. Guests must purchase and visit by May 1st to receive all the benefits.
Arvada Safeway Closing. The Safeway at 12680 W. 64th Ave. in Arvada is going out of business on of before Saturday, April 30. They have sold out most of their produce but are offering big discounts on meat, deli, seafood and produce are 30% off; grocery and frozen foods are 30% off; bakery is 30% off; health, beauty aides, candy and general merchandise are 50% off; dairy and soft drinks are 20% off; and greeting cards are 80% off.
Film on the Rocks. There’s no better backdrop than Film on the Rocks at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The 2016 season includes 9 movies throughout the summer and each film is preceded by a concert by a local band. Here’s the schedule :May 12 – Purple Rain (sold out), May 23 – Grease (Sing-A-Long), May 30 – The Big Lebowski , June 15 – Citizen Kane, June 20 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, July 11 – The Sandlot, July 25 – Labyrinth, August 23 –Deadpool and September 6 – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Gates open 6:30 p.m., bands play at 7 p.m. and the movies start at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) General admission tickets are $12 each and parking is free.
88 Drive-in. Gone are the days when you sneak into the drive-in in your buddy’s trunk. At this old-fashioned drive-in, tickets are just $8 per person and kids 12 and under are free. They upgraded to a state-of-the-art digital projector and admission includes all movies, always a triple-feature. The line-up changes every few weeks so be sure to check back often. This weekend, the movies include Huntsman Winter’s War, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and The Boss. They’re also offering a “pizza special” Monday through Thursday — a large pizza and two 16-oz. drinks for only $11. 8780 Rosemary St., Commerce City.
Kids Eat Free.
Now through May 31, kids eat free
at all MAD Greens restaurants
. During the promotion, kids are welcome to enjoy any item off of their Kids’ Menu, but we especially hope they’ll enjoy our recently-introduced Awesome Box and Super Box. Designed to please even the pickiest young eaters, each box meal features a choice of fresh ingredients such as Grilled Citrus Chicken, pasta, edamame, carrot sticks, apples, ranch dip and a kids’ drink.
Advance Screening. Come see the star-studded, MOTHER’S DAY, at a free special advance screening on 4/26 in Denver. Visit www.gofobo.com/MileHighMom to download your admit-two pass. (Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. ARRIVE EARLY to line up for a chance to get in.) MOTHER’S DAY in theaters 4/29.
Tide Pods Just Got Safer. P&G believes the key to reducing the number of incidents involving children and laundry pacs is proactive prevention, which is why last week, Tide announced a redesign of its Tide Pods packaging to feature a new Child-Guard™ zipper. New bags with the Child-Guard™ zipper—P&G’s most secure design—will replace Tide’s current bag packaging starting in May. The Child-Guard™ zipper bags will also be available on Gain Flings® laundry packets, which are manufactured by P&G. The Child-Guard™ zipper bag is the next step in P&G’s ongoing efforts to make laundry pac containers safer for households with young children. Already, the company has given laundry pac containers more secure closures and made them opaque (so contents are not visible to children), added a bitter taste to the outer layer of its Tide, Gain and Ariel laundry pacs, and designed its laundry pacs to withstand the average squeezing pressure of a small child.
Children’s Consignment Sale season is winding down!On April 29-30, you’ll find the final sale of the season for Haute Tots at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Women’s Adventure Camp. Grab your girlfriends or sisters! On August 19th – August 21st, women ages 18 and older are invited to attend this unique camp to hone their adventure skills and play in the beautiful Rocky Mountains at Camp Chief Ouray. Camp activities include archery, mountain biking, sunrise hikes, back country skills courses, canoeing, climbing wall, high ropes course, riflery, swimming and zip lining. Evening adventures will include campfires and s’mores (of course!) plus campfire cooking with overnight camping. Cost is $250 ($230 for YMCA Members) and guests who sign up with 3 friends will all receive $15 off their registration. Two nights lodging and meals from Friday night through Sunday lunch are all included.
Lookout Mountain Nature Center staff and volunteer naturalists inspire kids and adults to connect with the natural world. Interactive exhibits take visitors on a tour of the flora and fauna of the foothills ecosystem. Kids enjoy a hands-on play room and observation room. At each turn, visitors discover earth-friendly elements of the building’s sustainable design, including floors made from recycled train boxcars. Go here to take a look at the FREE programs in April and beyond.
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Kids Eat Free
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or for a discount with a paying adult.