Month: February 2022

New exhibit highlights young minds at Clyfford Still, Art

This one’s for the kids! Let’s face it: unless you’re at a children’s museum, most art is not created with kids in mind. Well, this new upcoming exhibit hopes to change that.  Co-curated with children from six months old to age eight from across the Front Range, the upcoming exhibition Clyfford Still, Art, and the Young Mind, reveals how children think about art. Designed to engage both children and adults, the exhibition will be on view from March 11 to August 7 at the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). What is Young Mind? The Museum’s first four galleries chart the artistic journey of Clyfford Still in a chronological narrative, and includes artworks selected with families and children in mind and hung lower on the walls to account for the height of young...

How to help Ukraine now in the fight for freedom

Feeling helpless in Putin’s attack on Ukraine? Here are some things you can do NOW to help.   Like many, I have ties to the country. My dad’s family is from Ukraine. They immigrated to Canada and my dad didn’t learn English until his first day of school. He wanted to visit last summer but delayed his trip due to COVID. We have great hope he will be able to return.   On the flipside, Putin’s war is not indicative of Russian hearts. One of my husband’s employees is Russian and has been keeping him updated. Most of the country is horrified at this development and see through the Russian propaganda. Many have family and friends in Ukraine. But how do you stand up to a dictator and his army? Many are trying with their heroic protests.    Ukraine...

Contest: Family Fun at ‘Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs’ at Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Egyptians have invaded Colorado at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science! Here’s your first glimpse and scroll down to enter to win tickets. And if this exhibit ignites your child’s inner pharaoh? Check out National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt: Dig Into a Treasure Trove of Facts, Photos, and Fun! Family Fun at Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs The exhibition “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs,” opens Friday, Feb. 25, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and transports you to the distant past to explore ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs. Over 5,000 years ago, Egypt became a state that unified many cities and towns along the Nile River. Since then, ancient Egypt’s powerful pharaohs, phenomenal pyramids and extraordinary art have captivated people...

Deals: Denver Restaurant Week, Colorado Spring Skiing & More

Have you done your taxes yet? Some years I do it just at the deadline and sometimes I like to get it done early (and get paid sooner). Did you know that the most common plan with a tax refund is to pay down debt or jump start savings? This makes smart financial sense. Two’s Day (again) at Village Inn. Some celebrated February 2, 2022 as two’s day. And some are celebrating on February 22. At Village Inn you can celebrate with getting a 2-2-2 breakfast for only $2.22 on the celebrated day! The 2-2-2 Breakfast (served all day) is two eggs, two pancakes, and two strips of bacon or two sausage links. Text TWO to 88222 to get the deal.  McDonalds. While not a deal per se, but the Shamrock Shake is back!  Dairy Block Mardi Gras. The next best thing to being in New Orleans...

Learn to ice fish for free in Colorado!

Do you want to learn to ice fish in Colorado? This FREE event on Saturday, February 26 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Eleven Mile State Park Marina is for anglers of all ages who have very little to no ice fishing experience. It is limited to 20 participants. Topics to be covered include ice safety, ice fishing equipment, and ice fishing techniques. All fishing equipment will be provided, but please be sure to bring a chair, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, and a cooler with ice if you wish to take fish home. Be sure to dress in layers to stay warm out on the ice. Participants MUST fill out and sign the waiver prior to participating. Please print this out and complete and have ready upon check-in. Check the “angling outreach” box at the top. Link to waiver: https://cpw.state.co.us/...

Does your child have learning differences? How to parent your visual-spatial child!

If there is anything I’ve learned over the years, it’s that our children all learn differently. This is particularly challenging when the public educational system is setup for linear learners like my son who thrives in front of a computer with succinct deadlines and expectations. Pandemic schooling at home was a nightmare for my daughter who thrives outside of the classroom.  Learning Looks Different for Kids She will graduate this year and it has been a journey. When she was in second grade, I saw early signs that my bright, creative, adventurous and fun girl was struggling in a traditional classroom.  The following year, a friend told me about a Waldorf-inspired charter school that had opened in our area so we made a switch to their arts-based education. For the ne...

Black History Month: 13 Events in Denver

The contributions of African Americans to our country are great and each February, Black History Month honors their achievements. Visit Denver shares how you can celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances and music. Black Heritage Month Virtual Read Aloud: The Comedies of Terence WHEN: Feb. 12 and 26, 2022 WHERE: Virtual/Online Meet Terence: Brought to Rome from Africa as a slave in ~146BC, Terence was later freed and authored multiple popular adaptations of Greek plays. His works were a key text for students learning Latin during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and served as an inspiration for many playwrights to come, including Shakespeare. He is considered one of the first great poets of the African diaspora. Join Denver Public Library...

Happy Valentine’s Day in Denver!

It is Valentine’s Day in the Mile High City! If you have procrastinated your Valentine’s Day plans we have you covered with these quick tips: Valentine’s Day gifts, events, romantic dining and hotels in Denver Valentine’s Day Deals (including heart-shaped pizza) Check out our event calendar 5 Darling Charcuterie Board Ideas for Valentine’s Day–sweet, salty or healthy.   Valentine’s Day fondue with tips and delicious cheese and meat recipes Valentine’s Day photo booth props and ideas 10 deliciously easy Valentine’s Day treats 14 fun and easy homemade Valentine’s Day card ideas 20 inexpensive Valentine’s Day ideas A (funny) Valentine’s Day to forget Happy Valentine’s Day!  

Olympic Games: My tales as a luger, bobsledder and traffic reporter

I love doing The Sports, just not watching them. However, the Olympic Games are my exception. I grew up in Calgary where we hosted the 1988 Winter Games and our P.E. curriculum encompassed many Olympic sports that year. I learned to curl and luge. Charlie Beren’s luge attempt brought me back to that cold, icy and fast track. #NeverAgain Fast-forward to 2002 I lived in Salt Lake City in 2002 and attended many Olympic events and I was thrilled when I was hired as a freelance radio reporter to cover the Games (nevermind it was the Olympic traffic beat; a minor detail). And then several years later, I was Microsoft’s official blogger at the 2010 Vancouver Games where (cue the music) I had the time of my life!  The Bobsled Run of Death at Utah Olympic Park And then my ultimate ...

Deals: Spring Skiing in Colorado, Colorado Garden and Home Show

Do you have certain things you start thinking about at certain times of the year? I do! I start thinking about what kind of little upgrade I might do/afford to my home this time of year – and apparently, I’m not the only one. The Colorado Garden and Home Show is my proof! But also, in the cycle of sales, President’s Day weekend is the best time to score deals on furniture and beds. So, if you are looking for a refresh that way – now is the time. Colorado Garden and Home Show. The 63rd Annual Garden and Home show will be at the Convention Center through February 20. Adult admission is only $12 and kids 12 and under are free. But there are also ways you can get in cheaper: Go during the weekdays (Monday to Thursday) get a buy one, get one free admission or buy your ticket online vi...

Educate kids about the environment with these books & the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (Virtual)

Do you want to better educate your kids on how to take care of our planet?  Check out these amazing books and our top picks for the Colorado Environmental Film Festival. Best Children’s Books About the Environment Saving the Countryside: The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit. Universally known as the creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter also helped protect the English countryside that we know and love today Seeds of Change: Wangari’s Gift to the World. After returning home, Wangari blazed a trail across Kenya, using her knowledge and compassion to promote the rights of her countrywomen and to help save the land, one tree at a time. Sea Turtle Scientist. Follow the adventures of the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts as she an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle cr...

Safety Garage Door Tips for Parents and Kids

Young children are naturally curious and love to explore their surroundings. Unfortunately, this can often lead to them getting injured if they’re not supervised properly. One of the most common dangers for kids is garage doors. Every year, there are thousands of reported injuries from garage doors, many of which could have been prevented with a little education and awareness. Accidents are less probable to occur when you and your family are aware of the potential hazards of your garage door and how to avoid them. Check your garage door’s condition to keep it safer for children. You can do this by contacting Garage Door Repair Thornton, CO to make sure that your garage door is safe for you and your kids to hang around. Educate Your Children About Garage Door Safety Garage door safety...

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