Month: October 2022

Watch a Live Carving of Colorado’s Largest Pumpkin!

Mile High Mamas’ founder Amber Johnson’s husband Jamie is a longtime giant pumpkin grower so we’re especially thrilled to announce this event: Watch a live carving of Colorado’s largest pumpkin on Halloween! That’s right. On October 31 from noon-4 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens will be hosting this memorable event for all to see.   Howie, the largest pumpkin grown in Colorado, will be carved at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York St. location by professional carver Willy Tuz on Halloween day. The pumpkin weighs 1,783 pounds and was grown in Parker, Colorado by Chad New. Tuz carved many of the pumpkins on display at Glow at the Gardens (sold out seasonal event) and is a current finalist on the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” show. He is happy to...

Watch the best midterm election coverage with Comcast NBCUniversal (bilingual!)

As the 2022 midterm election approaches, Comcast NBCUniversal is making it even easier to stay connected to election news, voting information, and analysis across platforms. The company is bringing back its Election Central destination on Comcast’s entertainment platforms, including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and XClass TV, to connect viewers to important election news and actionable information to effectively “Plan Your Vote.” Since the 2012 election, Election Central has been the go-to place for Xfinity customers every two years to get the latest on national elections. By saying “Election Central” or “Noticias de las Elecciones” into their device’s voice remote, customers can check out the most recent news clips, navigate to their favorite news channels – across broadcast, cable, and stre...

Surviving my son’s suicide: A Denver mom’s story

Mother of four Peggy Green has known loss. The Denver mom’s daughter passed away at 9 months old. And her son Connor died by suicide in 2018. She has since dedicated herself to sharing her journey of grief in hopes of helping others. Peggy’s first book, Life After Child Loss: The Mother’s Survival Guide to Cope and Find Joy, is an Amazon bestseller. She has written a second book, Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move through Grief to Healing. Please tell us about Connor Connor died by suicide in 2018. His death was a surprise. He was 24 and working a new job, moved into a house with some friends and seemed happy. I found out after his death that he was struggling financially and having difficulty in a relationship. I wondered how I would make it. I made it through Cour...

Free Night at the Museums for Denver Arts Week 2022

Do you know what’s better than our beloved Denver museums coming alive at twilight?  Getting to visit them for free! That’s right! In honor of Denver Arts Week Nov. 4-12, your favorite museums will be open late on Saturday, November 5 with FREE admission between 5 and 10 p.m. See our list of the best family-friendly events happening for Denver Arts Week.  Not sure where to start? Don’t miss our guide to Denver’s best museums for kids (and how to visit them for free) by the author of Essential Denver: Discovery and Exploration Guide. Denver Museums Participating in Free Night at the Museums The following museums are scheduled to participate and some may require advance registration or have capacity limitations. Be sure to check with each individual museum p...

Denver Arts Week 2022: Family-friendly Events

Denver Arts Week is coming to town November 4-12 and there’s not a more perfect opportunity to expose your kids to the arts! With imaginative activities and events, young minds will be stimulated to create a lifelong love of the arts.  The big event kicks off on Friday, November 4, with expanded First Friday Art Walks across the city’s creative neighborhoods, followed by FREE Saturday Night at the Museums on Saturday, November 5, when many of Denver’s top cultural institutions will be open for free from 5-10 p.m. Not sure where to start? Don’t miss our guide to Denver’s best museums for kids (and how to visit them for free) by the author of Essential Denver: Discovery and Exploration Guide. Family-friendly Denver Arts Week Events Denver Zoo Celebrates Arts Week No...

Mackenzie Scott donates $2.8 million to Girls Scouts of Colorado

Girl Scouts of Colorado received a record-breaking donation of $2.8 million from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. The donation will support Girl Scouts of Colorado’s ongoing effort to equip girls with the tools to become the next generation of powerful female leaders. This gift is part of an $84.5 million donation, which was awarded to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 out of 111 Girl Scout councils selected by Mackenzie Scott. At Girl Scouts of Colorado,  they’re reimagining the physical presence of Girl Scouting in our communities focusing on an equitable approach to reaching and serving more girls, removing barriers to access building on partnerships and programming around mental wellness fostering career readiness and interests in STEM and expanding opportunities for girls to exp...

Win tickets to Winnie the Pooh at the Newman Center

Did anyone else’s childhood involve a great love for Winnie the Pooh? Now, you can instill that same cherished memories in your own children when Winnie the Pooh -The New Musical Stage Adaptation comes to DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts November 11-13 featuring music and songs and stunning life-sized puppets. Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don’t forget Tigger too!) come to the stage with stunning life-sized puppetry in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaption produced by Disney.  Featuring the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of th...

Breast Cancer Awareness: Do you have dense breasts and why it’s important for detection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we recently watched an interview with Katie Couric on the TODAY show about her breast cancer diagnosis. (Read her essay Why Not Me? on her website about her diagnosis. In her interview, she talked about the importance of undergoing a mammogram and the importance of learning whether or not you have ‘dense breasts.’ The reason? The denser your breasts, the higher your risk of cancer.  And more than half of women over 40 in the U.S. have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue also makes it harder for radiologists to see cancer on mammograms. Dense (fibrous and glandular) breast tissue looks white on a mammogram. Breast masses and cancers can also look white, so the dense tissue can make it harder to see them. In contrast, fatty tissue ...

Your Guide to the Best Halloween Movies with their Candy Counterparts  

If you live for Halloween, you’re probably binging your favorite spooky flicks year round. But now that we’ve settled into October, Xfinity has made it easy for everyone to get on board with the spirit (or spirits) of the season and cue up your favorite Halloween movies. Just say “Halloween” into your voice remote for Halloween movie options ranging from retro to current, terrifying to just a little scary. We’re getting you started with a smattering of some of Xfinity’s spookiest Halloween offerings, for kids, grownups, and everyone in between.  But wait! It isn’t truly Halloween without a big pile of candy. To enhance your viewing experience, we’ve paired each recommended title with its fun-size confectionary soulmate. So, grab your popcorn and your candy, turn out the ligh...

Deals: Halloween Night Freebies in Denver, Fall Fun and More

Do you have your Halloween costume ready or are you still scrambling? Do you make one or do you buy? We’ve seen the ugly sweater take on a bigger life for Christmas and with the melding of the holidays, I recently saw a Halloween Ugly Sweater (at Sam’s Club and they are on sale). Maybe I will just wear that. Don’t miss the 120 best Halloween movies for families (including 2022’s new releases) and your Guide to the Best Halloween Movies with their candy counterparts (so fun!)  Fall Fun in Denver. Don’t miss our ultimate guide to fall in Colorado with Colorado’s best fall colors, best pumpkin patches and mazes and more.   Halloween Night Deals. In addition to all the fall fun and trick-or-treat streets across town from malls to Denver Broncos. There ar...

Grieving a Stillbirth Child: Colorado Bereavement Doula Shares Isolating World of Loss

October 15th is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day and a Colorado bereavement doula has co-released a film to help begin this conversation.  be still takes a thoughtful look at stillbirth and how grief manifests itself in the lonely and isolating world of loss. The  12-minute film has been met with critical acclaim, winning awards at many film festivals including at the Horsetooth International Film Festival and Wyoming International Film Festival. The film was recently released to the public in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month.  About Be Still be still gives viewers insight into something that is often left undiscussed – child and pregnancy loss. Caroline learns in her third trimester that her baby has died in utero. What follows is a look at...

Learn to Hunt with Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Program

Interested in learning to hunt? Colorado Parks and Wildlife, through the agency’s Hunter Outreach Program, is offering an opportunity for novice hunters across the state to learn responsible practices and skills directly from CPW experts. If you are 12 years of age or older and want to hunt big or small game but don’t have anyone to show you how, here’s your chance to apply for an opportunity to be a part of critical wildlife management efforts into the future. “What we’ve learned is that many people want to learn how to hunt but don’t have someone at home to show them how,” said NW Region Hunter Outreach Coordinator Kathleen Mawhinney. “That is why the Hunter Outreach Program is so valuable. Once they experience first-hand mentorship from CP...

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