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Deals: Denver Nuggets and Avalanche Family Nights, Stock Show & More

No matter if you like the outcome or not (or who’s getting to play) the Superbowl is coming on Sunday, February 3. There are some items that often go on sale this next week. If you didn’t get a new TV at Christmas now is the time to get them (several on sale at BestBuy, Target and Walmart), or score a deal on new furniture (Hello new Lazy Boy). You can also stock up on all the party treats – from chips & dips to sodas and beer.
 
National Western Stock Show. The annual cowboy, rancher and western lovin’ Colorado show is here only through this weekend. Tickets to events can be inexpensive for a full day of fun.
·         Groupon. Snag tickets to events like the rodeos for cheap ($12) plus, tickets include grounds admission.
·         Guest Appreciation Day. The last day of the show, January 27, ground admission tickets are $10 for adults – kids 3-11 are just $3 and kids 2 and under are free.
·         Colorado Lottery. Purchase $10 in Powerball or Lucky for Life and get a buy one get one free voucher to select events.
 
Denver Nuggets Family Night. Bring the whole family to a Nuggets game on Family Game Night on Saturday, Jan. 26 vs Phildelphia. Tickets are as low as $34 which includes a credit of $15 loaded to each ticket for food, drinks or souvenirs.
 
Avalanche Family Night. For just $140, your family of four can enjoy the Colorado Avalanche v the Vancouver Canucks, four Pepsi’s and four chicken tenders meals on February 2.  
 
Curtis Hotel and Wizard of Oz. There’s no place like home! Dorothy, Toto and all of their fabulous friends are heading to The  Curtis – a DoubleTree by Hilton on Friday, Feb. 1st and Friday, Feb. 8th to celebrate the Colorado Ballet’s The Wizard of Oz with a special Follow the Yellow Brick Road Lemonade Stand.  Get your complimentary Yellow Brick Road lemonade from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a photo with Dorothy (a cardboard cut out of her).
 
Valentine’s Special. Are you sort of over planning everything? Need some new ideas? Let Denver Date Nite do the planning for you – make it a date with you and your sweetie or a night on the town with your gal pals. The team at Denver Date Nite has you covered! They will plan your special night down to the last detail (isn’t is nice to have someone else do that for you). They can set up a date for you any day and they do have some specials already planned for Valentines – with their great access and fun business partners for Valentines and every night. With promo code MileHighMamas you [or he] gets 10% off your booking fee.  
 
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Traveling Mini Rooms. In celebration of the film, Warner Bros. will be touring special mini rooms from the movie for Lego fans to enjoy. Flatiron Crossing will host these traveling rooms on February 1st & 2nd (they will be located on the ground floor at the center of the mall). Be sure to check them out!!! The week of January 21st is AWESOME WEEK and to celebrate, The Lego Movie 2 has created a FREE activity book and digital games for you and your family to enjoy: #AwesomeWeek
 
Plum Consignment End of Season Progressive Sale. My favorite consignment store in all of Denver is having their progressive sale. Shop early for the best selection, shop later for the best deal…shop in between because you like to. This is the last week of the progressive sale. Seasonal items will be up to 50% off (of already awesome consignment store pricing)! Now that is an awesome deal.
 
IHOPIHOP all you can eat pancakes are back! For just $4.99 you can have as many pancakes as your stomach can take. Breakfast for Dinner for the win!
 
Motomaki. If you bought a ski/snowboard pass – show it at Motomaki fast casual sushi and Japanese, for a 25% discount (through April 30). Also, if you are attending a CU Basketball game, show your ticket at Motomaki the day of the game, and get a free MISO soup.
 

Mountaineering Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies. Mountaineering Weekend February 15-19, 2019  at YMCA of the Rockies features guided snowshoe hikes & winter ecology explorations in Rocky Mountain National Park, backcountry ski meet-ups, ice climbing lessons, winter survival and avalanche awareness presentations, and demos by popular mountaineering equipment brands. Whether it’s your first time out or your family has camped many times, this special weekend has activities and excursions for every level and all ages. Children will enjoy story times, kid-lead hikes and fun snow activities, in addition to ongoing YMCA of the Rockies activities such as roller-skating, ice skating, arts & crafts, etc. Book your President’s Day weekend adventure now! https://ymcarockies.org/mountaineeringweekend/
 
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Because of that there are some fantastic deals you can take advantage of! (See our full write-up here). 
 
Keystone Kidtopia. Keystone Resort gets a bit sweeter with the second annual Kidtopia Culinary Festival, Feb. 8-15, 2019. Hands-on events like family cooking classes and food challenges means that playing with your food will be encouraged. Celebrity chef host a savory lineup tailored to the youngest of foodies.This weekend, imagination and family fun are the main ingredients. A full lineup of events and where you can reserve a room if you want to stay up overnight. can be found at KeystoneResort.com.
 
Keystone Girls in STEM: Snow Science and Snow Safety. Keystone Science School’s next Girls in STEM program is focused on Snow Science and Snow Safety. Girls will learn about snow science and a wide variety of careers within snow safety and snow science. The program is February 8-10 and cost just $175 (including food, equipment, lodging and instruction). There are scholarships available. To register or for more information call (970) 468-2098 or email Support@KeystoneScienceSchool.org.
 
 

White Fence Farm to Auction off Historic Memorabilia

Do you want to preserve a piece of history?

The historic White Fence Farm is auctioning items off after (tragically) closing its doors in December.

On Friday Jan. 25, items collected for more than 40 years inside the restaurant will be auctioned off online. People will be able to see the items during inspection the day of and the day before the auction.

“Antiques, gift shop items, candy store items,” said Whitney Carloss, Former General Manager. “All of the rocking chairs, the giant rooster on the roof. There have been a lot of people interested in the grandfather clock by our cashier area and the little Humpty Dumpty statue.”

Click here to access the online auction and to look up inspection and auction times.

-Connor Wist

Hilarious spoof on what moms are like goes viral

Just how “mom” are you?

Trey Kennedy, a comedian with a knack for creating hilarious videos, recently did a spoof on what moms are actually like that will make kids, teens and parents chuckle.

He shared the clip — which is appropriately titled “Moms”— on his Facebook page, and it instantly went viral. How many of his spoofs apply to you?

Why I won’t strike: Denver teachers in high-poverty schools, like me, deserve real bonuses

I’m in my eighth year teaching in Denver Public Schools. I have spent my career teaching in Montbello, where a majority of my students qualify for free and reduced lunch. I have a master’s degree in English, and at High Tech Early College, I teach primarily concurrent enrollment classes, for which students receive both high school and college credit.

For the last five years, I have been rated “distinguished,” the district’s highest evaluation rating for teachers. That rating, plus my degree and the fact that I teach at a high-poverty school, means I benefit from many aspects of our current pay system, known as ProComp.

So I’m watching the Denver teacher’s union negotiations for a new pay scale closely. And I’m concerned.

CLICK TO KEEP READING AT CHALKBEAT.

Photo: Alan Petersime

The clock is ticking as Denver teachers, students and families brace for strike

No deal yet. The clock is about to strike midnight with regard to negotiations over teacher pay in Denver. One of three bargaining sessions have now failed, leaving two left before a potential teacher strike.

“We’re 100 percent ready to strike,” said Rebecka Hendricks, a teacher at Emily Griffith School in Denver. “Absolutely. One hundred percent.”

“Our students don’t have the time for us not to be serving them,” said DPS superintendent Susana Cordova.

At issue are perhaps two central concerns: low teacher salaries and a top heavy central administration office.

 

Click to read full story at The Denver Channel.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Denver

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is commemorated in The Mile High City every January with what has grown to be one of the largest MLK Jr. Day celebrations in the U.S. — even larger than that of Washington, D.C.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

THE MARADE

Monday, January 21, 2019
Join fellow marchers and parade fans in this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Marade. Participants will congregate at the Dr. King memorial site in City Park at 9 a.m. The Marade begins at 10 a.m. with participants marching together to Civic Center Park, where cake will be served. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yearbook will be signed again this year at the Colorado State Capitol Building, and program festivities are expected to end at 1 p.m.

MLK JR. AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE RODEO OF CHAMPIONS

Monday, January 21, 2019
Coinciding with the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, the Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the Historic Denver Coliseum aims to show how black cowboys and cowgirls impacted the West throughout history. The Rodeo begins at 6 p.m.

MORE MLK JR. CELEBRATIONS

MLK JR. TRIBUTE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
This free community concert of the Colorado Symphony will feature several special guest performers and honor recipients of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. Tickets will be available two weeks before the concert at the Colorado Symphony Box Office.

DVORÁK SYMPHONY NO. 9

Friday–Sunday, January 18–20, 2019
Three prominent composers — Aaron Copland, Joseph Schwantner and Antonín Dvorák — reflect their observations of America from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Actor Damon Gupton accompanies the Colorado Symphony as he brings the words of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life.

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY SERIES

Wednesday–Thursday, January 23–24, 2019
In this performance at the Lone Tree Arts Center, recording artist and motivational speaker Shaun Boothe looks at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with fellow activists Muhammad Ali and Malala Yousafzai, through hip hop, rhyme and spoken word.

 

32 of Denver’s best family events this week

There are plenty of events this week include free days, Martin Luther King Mr. Marade, a Pirate Party and more. See our event calendar for full listings.

 Budweiser Clydesdales Appearance at Anheuser-Busch Brewery & Tour Center
Jan 9 – 21
The Budweiser Clydesdales will return home to the Budweiser Brewery Experience in Fort Collins from Wednesday, Jan. 9 until Monday, Jan. 21. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close with the Big Game icons in their stables every Wednesday through Sunday throughout their visit. On Sunday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 20, the Tour Center will also offer Clydesdale Camera Days for visitors to take a photo with one of the “gentle giants.”

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo at the National Western Complex
Jan 12 – 27
Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls – rodeo’s biggest superstars perform amazing feats of athleticism during each performance of this professional rodeo. Showcasing the elegance and athleticism of the world’s top reining horses, the hard-hitting competition of Denver Professional Bull Riders Chute-Out and the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, this event has something for everyone.

Free Day at the Plains Conservation Center
Jan 17, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.

Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls at the Pepsi Center
Jan 17, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Chicago Bulls.

University of Denver Women’s Basketball vs. North Dakota State at the University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Jan 17, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The University of Denver Women’s Basketball team takes on North Dakota State on Thursday, January 17 in the Hamilton Gym.

FAC Museum Free Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Jan 18, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.

Free Days at the Denver Zoo
Jan 18– 19
Gates open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.

WOMXN’s March on Denver at Civic Center Park
Jan 19,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The day after the 2016 election was memorable for many women in the world, but here in Colorado, it was especially meaningful for three community members.  Karen Hinkel, Cheetah McClellan, and Jessica Rogers had begun organizing a Women’s March independently and were put in touch with each other via the Women’s March on Washington – Colorado.

Pirate Party at Southridge Recreation Center
Jan 19, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ahoy Matey!  Join us for a morning of walking the plank with a Pirate and enjoy snacks, beverages, and a small token to take home. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and each participant must purchase a ticket (children and adults).

Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center
Jan 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center.

Longmont Symphony Family Concert at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Jan 19, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Elliot Moore, conductor with the Young Artist Competition Winner.

University of Denver Gymnastics Meet at the University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Jan 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Denver Gymnastics team takes on Central Michigan, Sacremento State, and Texas Woman’s on Saturday, January 19 in the Hamilton Gym.

Denver Nuggets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at the Pepsi Center
Jan 19, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks at the Pepsi Center
Jan 20, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
They don’t stay young forever, so treat the kids – and the youthful at heart – to an exciting afternoon at the Loud House. This rare Sunday matinee will be filled with kid-themed fun, as the Mammoth turn game entertainment over to their youngest fans. Kids will be on the mic during pregame introductions, in the TV booth for the game broadcast, participating in every contest and more.

University of Denver Men’s Basketball vs. Oral Roberts at University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Jan 20, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
The University of Denver Men’s Basketball team takes on Oral Roberts on Sunday, January 20 at Magness Arena.

Dinner and a Movie: Oceans 3D at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Jan 20, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dive into the science of the ocean! After dinner, join us for waterlogged activities make your own deep sea creature and immerse yourself in an after-hours screening of the IMAX film Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D.                          

Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
Jan 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.

Free Entrance Days at the National Parks
Jan 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2019, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2019:

The Marade at the Civic Center Park
Jan 21, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Join fellow marchers and parade fans in this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Marade. Participants will congregate at the Dr. King memorial site in City Park at 9 a.m. The Marade begins at 10 a.m. with participants marching together to Civic Center Park, where cake will be served. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yearbook will be signed again this year at the Colorado State Capitol Building, and program festivities are expected to end at 1 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center
Jan 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center.

MLK Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the Historic Denver Coliseum
Jan 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coinciding with the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, the Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the Historic Denver Coliseum aims to show how black cowboys and cowgirls impacted the West throughout history. The Rodeo begins at 6 p.m.

Save-the-Date (and book now!)

Mountaineering Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park
February 15-19, 2019 
Mountaineering Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies features guided snowshoe hikes & winter ecology explorations in Rocky Mountain National Park, backcountry ski meet-ups, ice climbing lessons, winter survival and avalanche awareness presentations, and demos by popular mountaineering equipment brands. Whether it’s your first time out or your family has camped many times, this special weekend has activities and excursions for every level and all ages. Children will enjoy story times, kid-lead hikes and fun snow activities, in addition to ongoing YMCA of the Rockies activities such as roller-skating, ice skating, arts & crafts, etc. https://ymcarockies.org/mountaineeringweekend/

Ongoing General Events

Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado
December 21, 2018 – February 2, 2019  
Each year, Ice Castles brings fairy tales to life for hundreds of thousands of families across North America. Since 2011, Ice Castles has been dedicated to creating an experience that will live on long after the ice melts. https://icecastles.com/dillon/

The Crystal Ice Festival at the Museum of Outdoor Arts
Dec. 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019
Deep in the winter covered forest atop a high mountain is the magical Crystal Ice Castle. Where winter wishes are sent to be considered by the Frost Queen Andorra. Your wish may be granted by the Frost Queen, but those that are not are buried deep within the ice of the castle for future consideration. A found object installation of old glass, cut crystal and acrylic. Including objects such as vases, candlesticks, goblets, bowls and more. Embellished with crystals, beads, rhinestones and silver filigree. http://moaonline.org/winter2018diorama/

Once Upon a Playground at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
January 29 – May 26
In Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s special traveling exhibition, Once Upon a Playground, take an interactive journey from the past to the present… and beyond. Share in the nostalgia for playgrounds form decades past with dozens of historic images while you celebrate playgrounds of Fort Collins present and future. We invite you to touch, to see, to smell, to listen, to climb, to build – and to experience this interactive exhibition that is sure to enliven all of your senses.

Wonderspace Exhibition
Nov. 2, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019
This free exhibition by architects, designers and engineers on places and spaces, ideas and notions that have inspired wonder in their work. https://www.denver.org/event/wonderspace-exhibition/62473/

Above and Beyond at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Sept. 29 – Jan 13, 2019
ABOVE AND BEYOND celebrates the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. This traveling aerospace exhibition features: immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present. https://wingsmuseum.org/portfolio/beyond/

Big Bird’s Adventure + Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Nov. 9, 2018 – Dec. 12, 2019
In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein’s theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Also, One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China.  http://www.dmns.org

Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
Nov. 20, 2018 – Feb. 2, 2019
The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park is the place for fun this holiday season. The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you and your family to join us for a winter full of skating at Skyline Park, located at 16th & Arapahoe in Downtown Denver. https://www.downtowndenver.com/experience-downtown/downtown-denver-ice-rink/

Hidden Universe 3D at CU South Denver
Oct. 27, 2018 – Jan. 25, 2019
Hidden Universe 3D takes audiences on a breathtaking tour of deep space in the cinematic medium that does it best. Our universe is brought to life on the Giant Screen with unprecedented clarity through mesmerizing, real images captured by Hubble and the world’s most powerful telescopes. In an age where space tourism has become reality, the film offers an inspiring story of human endeavor from a prime seat with a magnificent point-of-view. https://southdenver.cu.edu/visit-us/3d-movies/

Denver Art Museum
There are several family-friendly exhibits at the DAM including Stampede: Animals in Art on view at the museum through May 19, 2019.  A Walk in the Woods is still on view, which coincides with Stampede, and includes animal-themed artmaking activities and after their summer break, Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives, are back.  Children have been really loving the gallery games and book in the exhibition Ganesha: The Playful Protector. Their Learning & Engagment department created a children’s book specially to be used while visiting this exhibition with children, and don’t miss the fun new interactive installation by local artist Nicole Banowetz, The Incubation Effect. Go to   https://denverartmuseum.org/ for more information.

Images from the Tracks at the Colorado Railroad Museum
January 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson’s images had an immense influence on the public’s perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail. This exhibit not only showcases the Museum’s collection of Jackson photographs but provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the rail car he traveled and lived in – the Denver & Rio Grande Western business car – the Rico.

Coming Soon: Summer Camp Guide

Mile High Mamas will soon be launching our 2019 Denver Summer Camp Guide. Now through February 1st, you may post your listing for free: milehighmamas.com/places/camps

We have other affordable advertising options available as well. Be sure to email us themilehighmamas [at] gmail [dot] com.

Bring on summer!

Super Wolf Blood Moon Coming Jan. 20

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Jan. 20, if you hope to see one of the most epic celestial shows of 2019. Best of all, you won’t have to stay up late or get up early to see it!

While a large part of the world will see the total lunar eclipse, the best viewing will be in North and South America. In Denver the eclipse will begin at 7:36 pm and will enter totality at 9:41 pm. The moon will be totally covered by Earth’s shadow for 1 hour and 2 minutes, ending at 10:43 pm.

Credit: CBS

Deals: Valentine’s Day, National Western and More

I recently had someone ask me if I found some spare money that I could only use as a little luxury for myself – the rule was also that I could only spend this on myself. Something to make my life easier, something I wanted to buy, something I wish someone else would do for me (can I get the dish fairy to show up daily?) Knowing that the money would be replenished next month, what would I do? What would you do?
 
National Western Stock Show. The annual cowboy, rancher and western lovin’ Colorado show comes back to Denver starting on January 12. Tickets to events can be inexpensive for a full day of fun.
·         Free Grounds Admissions Day. On Tuesday, January 15 grounds admission is free thanks to Arrow Electronics.
·         Groupon. Snag tickets to events like the rodeos for cheap ($12) plus, tickets include grounds admission.
·         Guest Appreciation Day. The last day of the show, January 27, ground admission tickets are $10 for adults – kids 3-11 are just $3 and kids 2 and under are free.
·         Colorado Lottery. Purchase $10 in Powerball or Lucky for Life and get a buy one get one free voucher to select events.
 
Martin Luther King Day Sale. Arc Thrift Stores’ 50 percent off sale will be on Monday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.   Clothes, coats, home décor, shoes, toys, and more! Most items are 50 percent off. Some exclusions apply. See stores for details.
 
All 28 Front Range Arc Thrift Stores (click here for a store locater) are participating in this amazing sale!!
 
Valentine’s Special. Don’t know what to do with your special sweetie or is he sort of a last-minute planner – meaning you had that romantic dinner at 10 p.m. which is when you normally drop from exhaustion? The team at Denver Date Nite has you covered! They will plan your special night down to the last detail (isn’t is nice to have someone else do that for you). They can set up a date for you any day and they do have some specials already planned – with their great access and fun business partners for Valentines and every night. With promo code MileHighMamas you [or he] gets 10% off your booking fee.  

JCC Denver Camp Bash. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp for the kids. The JCC Denver annual Camp Bash is on Monday, January 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center. The whole family is invited to learn more about summer camp offerings at the JCC Denver, register for summer camp, and to enjoy pizza, a bounce house, GaGa games, and giveaways. Please RSVP HERE
 
Uncorked Kitchen. Is it too early to start thinking about summer camp? I think not! Uncorked Kitchen has opened registration for their camp sessions. With 8 different themed weeks.  Camps include: Culinary Boot Camp, Tour of Asia, Summer in France, Great Uncorked Bake-Off, Mangia Italiano, American Road Trip and South of the Border. When you register before January 31 get 20% off when you use code: 2019earlybird20.
  
Plum Consignment End of Season Progressive Sale. My favorite consignment store in all of Denver is having their progressive sale. Shop early for the best selection, shop later for the best deal…shop in between because you like to. The week of January 15 score 40% discount or pray that what you really want is still there the week of January 22nd and you will get 50% off! Now that is an awesome deal.
 
Bath and Body Works. One of my favorite places for good smelling lotions, soaps and candles is having their semi-annual sale with many items as much as 75% off. (There may not be any Coconut Lime anything left after I hit the store).
 
IHOPIHOP all you can eat pancakes are back! For just $4.99 you can have as many pancakes as your stomach can take. Breakfast for Dinner for the win!
 
Mountaineering Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies. Mountaineering Weekend February 15-19, 2019  at YMCA of the Rockies features guided snowshoe hikes & winter ecology explorations in Rocky Mountain National Park, backcountry ski meet-ups, ice climbing lessons, winter survival and avalanche awareness presentations, and demos by popular mountaineering equipment brands. Whether it’s your first time out or your family has camped many times, this special weekend has activities and excursions for every level and all ages. Children will enjoy story times, kid-lead hikes and fun snow activities, in addition to ongoing YMCA of the Rockies activities such as roller-skating, ice skating, arts & crafts, etc. Book your President’s Day weekend adventure now! https://ymcarockies.org/mountaineeringweekend/

Womxn’s March. The 2019 WOMXN’s March on Denver will be on Saturday, January 19th, 2019, congregating at Civic Center Park starting with a pre-rally at 9 a.m. The event is free.
 
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Because of that there are some fantastic deals you can take advantage of! (See our full write-up here). 
 
Keystone Kidtopia. Keystone Resort gets a bit sweeter with the second annual Kidtopia Culinary Festival, Feb. 8-15, 2019. Hands-on events like family cooking classes and food challenges means that playing with your food will be encouraged. Celebrity chef host a savory lineup tailored to the youngest of foodies.This weekend, imagination and family fun are the main ingredients. A full lineup of events and where you can reserve a room if you want to stay up overnight. can be found at KeystoneResort.com.