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It seems like there are so many “fast casual” places to eat these days. Just serve me my food in a place to sit. That concept was all turned on it’s head for me when my daughter and I went to Mici’s newest location at Southglenn. The manager [and owner] were there. They made suggestions on their popular pizzas and what salad would go with and don’t forget the cannoli and gelato. They made a point to stop by our table to see how it was (this was not something they did just for us as we watched them do this to several other tables). They say Italians are about the food and about the best food you can get is to get invited to an Italian Kitchen. This is the closest thing fast casual can do for that!

Also, don’t miss our guides to Denver’s Best Pumpin Patches & Corn Mazes and Colorado’s Best Fall Colors: Best drives, hikes, ghost towns and farms.

Giant Pumpkin Festival. Mile High Mama’s own Amber Johnson knows a thing or two about big pumpkins, but if you’re curious to get up close to one of these 2,000 squashes join Jared’s Nursery on September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free celebration including weigh-off, music, straw maze, face painting, bounce houses, corn pit, food trucks and more. Jared’s is at 10500 W Bowles Ave.

 ConceiveAbilities.  Exciting news from ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy and Egg Donor. Earlier this summer they launched a 3-month #MilkBankChallenge to help families during the infant formula shortage. The campaign was so successful –inspiring women to donate nearly 50,000 ounces of much-needed breast milk to local milk banks– that they are extending the initiative until the end of 2022. They are offering any lactating woman who donates to a milk bank a one-time $250 gift card to help with pumping expenses (or whatever she needs) and we will match any one-time financial donation up to $250 for those who want to get involved but are unable to pump. 

 Natural Grocers. Natural Grocers is celebrating a Grand Opening of their Brighton Store (903 S. 8th Ave) on Friday, September 30. The first 150 customers will get Natural Grocers Mystery Gift Cards (worth $5-$500), a prize wheel, sweepstakes with awesome prizes and loads of deals!

Harvest Day. CALF Lowell Ranch (south of Castle Rock on the east I-25 frontage road) will celebrate Harvest Day on Saturday, September 24. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. enjoy pumpkins, hay rides and games in the traditional old-fashioned family fall festival.

 Consignment Sales. I love consignment sales especially when it is kid’s clothes. We have once again rounded up the season’s best sales for you! Visit our page for details all season long. This week’s featured sales is the Boulder County Kids Sale at the Boulder Valley Christian Church on September 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Noodles & Co. Enjoy a free entrée every weekend through September at Noodles & Co. Get a free small with the purchase of any regular sized meal. Sign up at noodles.com/rewards.

National Chai Day. National Chai Day is September 21 and Ziggi’s Coffee is celebrating by having chai beverages for ½ price on that day! [Don’t worry coffee drinkers your national day is next week].

Go Karting on Ice. Go Karting on Ice is back this weekend at the Big Bear Arena. The slip sliding fun of an ice rink in a cart! There is also music and lights to set the mood for this fun. Get 20% off when you use the code ICE20 to sign up. This is fun with the kids or as a date night.

Fun in Cheyenne. A little weekend getaway doesn’t have to mean airplane rides and long road trips. Check out all the fun in Cheyenne! Just this weekend there are several fun events!

·         Fashion Experience (Sept. 22). Enjoy a fashion show featuring the latest fall fashions in Cheyenne boutiques and following the event head to boutiques in town for in-store specials. https://www.cheyennedba.com

·         Oktoberfest (Sept. 24). Historic Depot Plaza will feature German food, music and beers! Along with the food fun – there will be music and games from noon to 11 p.m. on O’Neil Avenue.

·         End of the Trail Kite Festival (Sept. 24). Every year this kite festival features participants from professional to amateur kite flyers. Fun for the whole family with kites, entertainment, interactive programs (kite design and flying workshops too!)

Broncos Deals. If you are a fan of the Broncos or deals (or both) we encourage you to take advantage of the promotional deals they are a part of. The day after a win enjoy a donut from King Soopers, the day after any game enjoy a free cup of coffee at Conoco or after every game head to McDonalds for a free order of 6-piece Chicken McNuggets with the purchase of $1 or more.

Fall BreakHaven’t made plans for your fall break yet? What about Snow Mountain Ranch? “One-Tank Trip” promotion for road trips to Snow Mountain Ranch: https://ymcarockies.org/specials. If you stay two nights, they get the third night free when booking a mid-week stay in a cabin or lodge room, Monday -Friday, anytime in October and November (with the exception of blackout dates of November 21-25). A perfect fall getaway. October 8 also features the Zombie 5K run in the dark.

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