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Deals: Awesome expos, free days, consignment sales and more!

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I am getting ready to go on a big trip and I love the build-up of going somewhere. But, I also like a good surprise. I’ve seen feeds on my Facebook page of parents surprising their kids with a trip to Disneyland, something I could never swing because a). I couldn’t afford it and b). I have a big mouth. Do you build up trips or do you have a great story of a super surprise? Maybe I can surprise my kids with a trip to the Colorado RV, Sport and Travel show and it may feel like we’re traveling somewhere.
 
Expo Time: I love this time of year for the expos that come to town. You can spend a full day perusing the aisle and aisles of great ideas and fun. Plus, most of them are super cheap to bring the kiddos to as well!
·         Colorado Garden & Home Show. Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show at the Colorado Convention Center  through March 4. Find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement. Most days adults are $12 and kids 12 and under are FREE. (Some days there is a 2 for 1 deal). Also, get $2 off when you donate a non-perishable food item.
·         Rocky Mountain Train ShowMarch 3 and 4 the Merchandise Mart (451 E 58th) will turn into a 2-1/2 acreTrain Extravaganza! Kids Under 12, Scouts in Uniform and Active Duty Military with ID – FREE (adults are $10) You can take part in clinics, win door prizes, see different toy train manufacturers, and more!
·         Colorado RV, Sport and Travel Show. March 1-4 at the National Western Complex (4655 Humboldt Street) be a part of the largest outdoor recreation show in the region and check out Colorado’s largest display of RVs, outdoor products, accessories, vacation spots, fun daily seminars, and much more.
·         Colorado Book Festival. Enjoy A free, day-long event for lovers of reading and writing. Talk to authors, reporters, bloggers, poets and published writers of all kinds Writer-led panels about reading, current issues, your questions Behind the scenes, who-knew-it-was-this-cool library tours.
 
Free Days. We have some awesome free days coming up this next week!
·         Friday, March 2 – Clyfford Still Museum (Free every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
·         Saturday, March 3 – Denver Art Museum
 
Consignment SalesWe have one of Denver’s biggest lists of  kids consignment sales. (Consigning the kid’s clothes and items – no matter how much you may want to give those rascals away sometimes). This week’s sale is the Just Between Friends of Arvada sale on March 1-5ThursdaySaturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Saturday new items); Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (tags without stars 50% off); Monday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (tags without stars 50% off AND tags marked “donate 75% off). $2 admission or get your free ticket here. At Flatiron Marketplace, 271 E Flatiron Cir Broomfield, CO  80021

IHOP National Pancake Day. Do good AND get a great deal? I’m in! Clear your schedule, set a reminder, and text your friendsFebruary 27, 2018 is IHOP National Pancake Day. Visit your local IHOP® from 7am – 7pm to celebrate with a FREE short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes and donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All money raised stays local. 

Prom Dress ExchangeThe Prom Dress Exchange started almost 20 years ago by two women who had a desire to see every girl who wanted to attend prom have access to a beautiful dress, regardless of their family’s income.  Every year around prom season, the annual event where girls throughout Denver can come and shop an inventory of gently used and new formal dresses.  If they find a dress
they like, take it home for a nominal fee, $10. Mark your calendars!  The Annual Event will be held: March 3, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Noah’s Event Venue (11885 Bradburn Blvd.Westminster CO)
 

Bass Pro Shop. Celebrate Kids Weekend at Bass Pro Shop March 3 – 4. You kids can participate in the casting challenge, bait toss, download a cool photo, do a kids craft and enter for a giveaway! The Ladies Clinic is on March 3 at 1:30 p.m. and teaches you fishing basics.
 
Girls in Science. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will host the Girls in Science event this weekend on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come explore a variety of Science Clubhouses, where girls (and boys!) and their families will meet women Career Mentors in STEAM and experience the many diverse opportunities a future career in science, technology, engineering, art, and math can bring. This day is all about igniting a passion for science—so try it on, test it out, and play! This event is included in the price of Museum admission. Ages 3–18: $4 general Museum admission. Members: Free. SNAP Access: Free, just show your EBT card at Ticketing. Military (current, reservist, and National Guard members): Free
 
Academy Award Nominees. Through March 4, join Regal Cinemas for the Best Picture Film Festival, featuring the 9 Academy Award-nominated Best Pictures. The Series Pass is just $35. Get it at the box office and through the Regal Mobile App.
 
Colorado Avalanche. Avalanche offers include: Every Avalanche home game will feature a minimum of 150, $15 entry passes. Locations will be determined by day of game or family nights when you get 4 tickets + 4 chicken tenders + 4 Pepsis starting at $120! The next one is March 4 vs. the Nashville Predators.
 
Hamilton Tickets. Didn’t get tickets to see Hamilton when they went on sale? It’s ok! Plus, now you can get a total DEAL on them (for just $10)! A digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (February 27) in Denver at The Buell Theatre.  Forty (40) orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery will open at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 25 for tickets to the Tuesday, February 27 performance.  Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance. The digital lottery will begin two days prior to each performance. 
 
YMCA of the Rockies. If guests book a stay at YMCA of the Rockies by February 28, they can take advantage of the “Warm Memories” special, which is 25% off lodging rates when they book three nights in a lodge room or four nights in a cabin for stays through April 15.​ ​ Also, don’t miss the Family Mountaineering Weekend March 1-4Easter at YMCA of the Rockies with egg hunts, the Easter Bunny, banquet and Easter Sunday service.  The new Boone Family Mountain Center will have its Grand Opening from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on April 28, 2018. The center provides a base camp for nature, environmental and high-adventure activities at YMCA of the Rockies, as well as a hands-on educational nature center and two-story climbing wall. 
 
Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs Celebrates 1 Year. Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs, part of the North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, is excited to announce its first anniversary celebration on Friday, February 23. The festivities will kick-off at 1 p.m. with a celebratory cake and balloons, pictures with Great Wolf Lodge’s signature characters, button making, a lemonade stand and more. 
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