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Deals: Starbucks, Spring Skiing, Rocky Mountain Train Show & More

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The Oscars are a big deal at our house. For several years now my mom, dad, sister and I bet on who will win each category. The loser has to buy everyone else ice cream. This is a fun and great tradition (probably more fun since I’ve not had to buy one round yet). But, even more – I love now that my teen kids who don’t always want to hang out and watch TV with me for a full evening are into it to. I guess the old bribery of “if you do this I’ll give you ice cream or a cookie” doesn’t make me as bad a parent as I once thought.
Starbucks. Every once in a while, Starbucks will offer a buy one get one free promotion. They are at it again March 2 through 6. Share a Macchiato with a friend.
Belly Bliss. It’s big news! Lauren Williams, owner of Belly Bliss is having another baby…sort of…a new location! This time to celebrate Stapleton’s Stanley neighborhood location – they are offering FREE classes – classes like Belly Yoga, Parent and Toddler Yoga and Mommy & Me Yoga. For a full schedule look here: Belly Bliss Classes.
Rocky Mountain Train Show. I was never really into model trains – but my grandpa was. He had a whole room in his house that was dedicated to the toy. Men and boys Rocky Mountain Train Show. I was never really into model trains – but my grandpa was. He had a whole room in his house that was dedicated to the toy. Men and boys (women and girls too) will love the Rocky Mountain Train Show this weekend – March 4 & 5 at the Mart (451 E. 58th, Denver). General admission is $10 but kids 12 and under are free (as are seniors and scouts in uniform).
Spring in Ski Country. One of the best times to get your tushie to the mountains is in the spring. Warmer weather and still great snow….plus, great fun events. Arapahoe Basin will have afternoon concerts, Cooper will have $30 Thursdays (lift tickets just $30) and afternoon concerts; Aspen/Snowmass celebrates springMarch 15-19 with world cup skiing and concerts; Copper Mountain hosts the world’s largest Easter Egg Hunt April 16; Crested Butte hosts Leftover Salmon concert on March 18; Eldora offers college specials on Fridays; Loveland offers free snowcat rides for the rest of the season; Purgatory has s’mores and tubing on March 13 as well as McDonalds cardboard derby on March 18; Steamboat has concerts planned every Saturday through April 8 and Winter Park celebrates Springtopia with concerts including the April 22 appearance of Michael Franti. 
Prom Dress Exchange. This annual event provides high-school aged youth formal attire for prom or other formal school functions at reduced or no cost. Their event will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 8am – 3pm at NOAH’s Event Venue, 11885 N. Bradburn Blvd., Westminster, Colo. 
Boulder International Film Festival. This acclaimed event includes free activities for kids as young as 5.  The BIFF provides screenings at local schools, as well as activities free of charge for children and teens. In one weekend, kids can watch award-winning films, learn the basics of filmmaking and transform themselves into zombies. The event line-up: Friday, March 3, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Teen Opening Night and Teen Short Film Competition Awards, ages 12+ at the Youth Pavilion at the Boulder Public Library (includes complimentary food from Sushi Zanmai). Saturday, March 4, Animation Station, 10 a.m. to noon, ages 6+. Shorts Program One, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., ages 5+. Shorts Program Two, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., ages 8+. Parent/Child Filmmaking Workshop, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., ages 6+. Sunday, March 5, Zombie Makeup Workshop, 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., ages 8+. Shorts Program One, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 5+.  Unless otherwise stated, all activities take place at the Boulder Public Library (enter north door, Canyon Blvd., just east of 9th St.)
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Author: Gretchen

Gretchen loves to be outdoors! She is addicted to coupons and finding the best deals or entering sweepstakes (one day she will win something really great!)

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