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Denver deals: children’s consignment sales, Color Run & Spring Break ski deals

I try not to be on phone calls too much when I am with my kids (I only have them part-time since I’m divorced) – even my sister and parents have to wait until I’m not with them for any lengthy calls. Not only do I do this because I want to give my kids my attention – but inevitably that is when they need me most, have some blow out fight with each other or some other catastrophe. But, I have this friend who now lives in Arkansas (she spent some time in Texas). I find that my kids are more forgiving of needing my attention when I am on the phone with her – and they can usually tell it is her when a “short” call is somewhere around an hour. I end of talking like a Texan for several hours afterwards. But due to the length of the calls they only happen every six months or so. Do you have a friend that can pick up right where you left off after several months of not talking at all? Do you have a friend that somehow your kids “know” you need to talk to?
Children’s Consignment Sales
Ohhh Mama! I love to get a great deal – one of the best ways to get a deal is to shop at consignment sales. You get great stuff at great prices – sometimes just pennies on the dollar. Here are THREE upcoming sales and go here for the full listing
  • March 14-16. Just Between Friends of Aurora. Friday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $2 admission; Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $2 admission
    Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Half-price sale) at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora.
  • March 18-22. Rhea Lana-Southeast Denver. Tuesday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-8 p,m. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (half-price sale) at Smokey Hill Town Center in Centennial.
  •  March 20-23. Just Between Friends of Denver. Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (25% off sale) Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Half-price sale), $4 admission Thursday, $2 admission Friday, free weekend admission; Parking is FREE for all shoppers at the National Western Complex in Denver.
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops in are hosting Next Generation Weekend from 12n to 5 p.m. both March 15 and 16. Kids can attend the free workshop daily at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., fish in the stocked fish pond (and learn how to cast), get a free 3×6 KeepAmericaFishing Certificate and photo, free Kids Crafts each day (including keepsake magnetic fish craft) and get a Free tackle box (to the first 150 kids who complete a punch card each day).
Bicycle Village Trade Up
This year’s Bicycle Village Kid’s Trade Up gets underway at the annual weekend-long Deals on Wheels bike sale beginning at 9am on March 15 and 10am March 16 at the Bicycle Village store at 2802 S. Havana in Aurora; the same opening times on March 22-23 at 2450 Montebello Square Drive in Colorado Springs and finishing up with same opening schedule April 5-6 at 2100 28th Street in Boulder.  The program is designed to save parent on the cost for new and right sized bikes for their kids. Adults can get previously rented bikes for 60% off (and Trek bikes for just $99.99).
Spring Break Ski Deals
Are you looking for something to do for Spring Break? What about vising one of the ski areas. There are some great deals out there. One place to get inexpensive tickets is at (they have great deals here in Colorado and also other states if you are wanting to go somewhere out of state). At Keystone kids ski FREE with a two night stay (plus at Keystone there is a cool snow fort atop Dercum Mountain). If you are a skier/snowboarder – now is the time to get your season pass for next year (yeah, they started selling them already) with some great deals and the cheapest prices for NEXT year.
Aspen Grove Shopping Center
This Tuesday, March 11th from 2- 5pm at the Aspen Grove Shopping Center is Community Appreciation Day. Aspen Grove will donate a portion of sales from participating retailers and restaurants to the Littleton Public School Foundation. AND TO THANK YOU for your support of Littleton Schools and Aspen Grove Shopping Center receive a FREE Gigi’s Cupcake* and see a FREE Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Movie** by simply showing your receipt dated March 11, 2014. *While supplies last, from 2-5 PM. **Movies showing 3/11/14, from 2-5 PM, limited seating available.
The Color Run
I have seen several of my friends post photos at the end of the Color Run (also known as the Happiest 5K on the planet). You know the run where they go 5K – start out with a white outfit and end up looking totally cool because they have been color bombed through the race. I said that I would do that this year. And found a discount – you can get the same discount and run with me! Save $5 off their registration (COLOR5OFF). The Kaleidoscope Tour 2014 has THREE stops in Colorado including Copper Mountain (April 19), Denver (July 19) and Colorado Springs (September 6).
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