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                                                       303-360-6600
                                                       www.developmentalpathways.org

                                                                                                      2001 Colorado
                                                               Boulevard
                                                               Denver
                                                               (303) 322-7009
2300 Steele Street                                             http://www.dmns.org/
Denver                                                          May 31
(303) 376-4800                                                 June 10
                                                               July 13
http://www.denverzoo.org                                       August 12
October 7                                                      September 13
October 25                                                     October 4
November 8                                                     November 2
November 11                                                    November 22




                             1005 York Street
                                  Denver
                              (720) 865-3500
                     http://www.botanicgardens.org/                                   1101 13th Street
                                  July 20                                            Denver, CO 80204
                                 August 20                                             (303) 893-4000
                               September 19                                    http://www.denvercenter.org/
                                October 23

              Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield                              No Free events at this time.
                 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road
                            Littleton
                         (303) 973-3705
                 http://www.botanicgardens.org/
                             May 1
                             June 5
                            August 7
                           November 6
                           December 4




                 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
                             Denver                                          Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities
                         (720) 865-5000                        District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1%
                http://www.denverartmuseum.org/                sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the
                                May 2                          seven-county Denver metropolitan area. The funds
                               June 6                          support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to
                              August 1
                                                               enlighten and entertain the public through the production,
                             September 5
                              October 3                        presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of
                                                               art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history
                                                               and cultural history. Enjoy the Free days!




www.developmentalpathways.org                         -1-                May 2009—Created by J. Sandhoff
                        2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities




Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
1880 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206
303-322-1053
http://www.dmmdt.org/FreeDays.htm ---First Sunday         Bluff Lake Nature Center
                                                          9801 E. Colfax Ave. #100
                                                          Aurora, CO 80010
Aurora History Museum                                     303-344-1836
15051 East Alameda Parkway                                http://www.blufflakenaturecenter.org/visit08.htm
Aurora, Colorado 80012
303-739-6666
www.auroramuseum.org




Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403                                          Broomfield Cultural Affairs
http://www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org/special-events      3 Community Park Road
                                                          Broomfield, CO 80020
                                                          720-887-2371
                                                          http://www.broomfield.org/culturalaffairs/audi_events.shtml




Colorado Wind Ensemble
303-394-4552                                              The Children's Museum of Denver
http://www.coloradowindensemble.org/other09.shtml         2121 Children's Museum Drive
                                                          Denver, CO 80211
                                                          303-561-0111
                                                          www.mychildsmuseum.org
Denver Firefighters Museum                                Target Free First Tuesday Nights Play for FREE at the
1326 Tremont Place                                        Children's Museum of Denver The first Tuesday night of each
Denver, CO 80204                                          month, from 4-8 p.m. the Children's Museum will be open for
303-892-1436                                              free playtime! Upcoming 2009 Target Free First Tuesday
www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org                          Nights:

                                                                   April 7    May 5
Museum of Contemporary Art--First Saturday                         June 2     July 7
(admission for a penny)                                            August 4   September 1
Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver)                                October 6  November 3
                                                                   December 1




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                        2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities




Young Voices of Colorado
P.O. Box 1234
Littleton, CO 80160
                                                              Hannah Kahn Dance Company
303-797-SING (7464)
                                                              75 South Cherokee Street
http://www.youngvoices.org/index.html
                                                              Denver, CO 80223
                                                              303-789-4181
                                                              http://www.hannahkahndance.org/performances.php




The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
6115 South Santa Fe Drive                                     Imagination Makers Theater Company
Littleton, Colorado 80120                                     2590 Walnut Street, Suite 3
303-797-8565                                                  Boulder, CO 80302
www.hudsongardens.org                                         720-565-1055
                                                              http://imaginationmakers.org




                                                              Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts
                                                              200 E. Baseline Road P.O. Box 698
                                                              Lafayette, CO 80026
                                                              303 665-0599
MCA DENVER                                                     www.rmcma.org
1485 Delgany
Denver CO 80202
303-298-7554
http://www.mcadenver.org/index.php/programs/Penny_Saturdays
                                                              Working with Artist
                                                              445 S Saulsbury
                                                              Lakewood, CO 80226
                                                              303-837-1341
                                                              http://www.workingwithartists.org



Metro Volunteers: http://www.metrovolunteers.org/
                                                              Denver Botanic Garden Volunteer, must be 16 years old
Become a Denver Zoo Volunteer!                                http://www.botanicgardens.org/content/volunteer
http://www.denverzoo.org/involved/volunteer.asp



www.developmentalpathways.org                  -3-                      May 2009—Created by J. Sandhoff
                            2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities
Downtown Denver Art Festival                                                Cherry Creek Arts Festival
May 22, 23, 24, 25                                                          Date: Friday, July 3 - Sunday, July 5, 2009
500 Sixteenth Street                                                        Location: Cherry Creek North, Denver
Denver, CO 80202                                                            Cost: Free admission.
Cost: Free admission.                                                       What: The fine arts festival comes to Cherry Creek every
                                                                            Fourth of July weekend. Cherry Creek also features arts and
                                                                            crafts activities for kids.



Capitol Hill People's Fair
                                                                            Denver Black Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 7, 2009
                                                                            Date: Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 12, 2009
Location: Civic Center Park, Denver
                                                                            Location: City Park West, Denver
Cost: Free admission.
                                                                            Cost: Free admission (but $1 gate donation welcomed.)
What: The largest of all summer festivals in Denver, the People's Fair
                                                                            What: "Arts Purpose" is the theme of the 23rd-annual Black
began in 1971, sponsored by the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods.
                                                                            Arts Festival, which features drum and drill team competitions,
The festival features arts and crafts, live music, and food and drink
                                                                            parades, music and art exhibits.
vendors


Denver Greek Festival                                                       Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Date: Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21, 2009                               Date: Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, July 26, 2009
Location: 4610 E. Alameda Ave.                                              Location: Sloan's Lake Park, Denver
Cost: Admission prices TBA.
                                                                            Cost: Free admission.
What: The Denver Greek Festival, held in the parking lot of the Greek
Orthodox Cathedral on Alameda, features gyros, dancing and crafts.          What: Wooden dragon boats race across Sloan's Lake in the
                                                                            2009 festival honoring Asian culture. Live music and Asian
                                                                            food are also featured in the festival honoring a Chinese poet.


Golden Fine Arts Festival                                                   Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival
Date: Saturday, August 15 - Sunday, August 16, 2009                         Date: Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30, 2009
Location: 11th St. and Arapahoe St., Golden                                 Location: Chatfield State Park, Littleton
Cost: Free admission.                                                       Cost: Free admission, but there is a $7 entrance fee to Chatfield.
What: Visit the arts festival from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days in historic   What: Hot air balloons lift off from 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. on
Golden. Don't miss the free horse-drawn carriage rides for children and     Saturday and Sunday for early morning enthusiasts. Festival
adults alike.                                                               goers can also enjoy local musical acts and exhibits all day long
                                                                            in the 10th-annual festival.


Taste of Colorado                                                           City Park Jazz All 2009 Summer concerts are from
Date: Friday, Sept. 4 - Monday Sept. 7, 2009                                6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Bandstand/Pavilion in Denver's
Location: Civic Center Park                                                 City Park.
Cost: Free admission. Food tickets are $5 for a strip of eight.             June 7, 2009 - Cocktail Revolution
What: Food lovers converge on the Mile High City's annual event at          June 14, 2009 - Teresa Carroll and the Big Swing Trio
Civic Center Park. Denver's finest restaurants offer bite-size samples of
their wares at the festival.
                                                                            June 21, 2009 - Jon Romero y Amanecer
                                                                            June 28, 2009 - Michael Friedman
                                                                            July 5, 2009 - Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine
                                                                            July 12, 2009 - Buckner Funken Jazz
                                                                            July 19, 2009, The Wendy Fopeano Group
                                                                            July 26, 2009 - Chris Daniels & the Kings
                                                                            August 2, 2009 - Otone Brass Band
                                                                            August 9, 2009 – Funkiphino




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                             2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities
Banks in Harmony- Aurora
10 free concerts in the park. A great time to get the family out during
the summer months and enjoy a little music and dinner at one of 5 City         Fiesta Aurora
of Aurora parks. A variety of music is played through out the series, so       Celebrate the art and culture of Aurora’s Latino community at
pick your favorite or partake in them all; restaurants also participate in     the inaugural Fiesta Aurora in Original Aurora. Call the Aurora
case you forgot to your picnic.                                                Chamber for more information, 303-344-1500
Call the Aurora Chamber for more information, 303-344-1500


KidSpree -Aurora                                                               Pumpkinfest-Aurora
More than 35,000 visitors come to KidSpree, Colorado’s largest free            Colorado’s largest pumpkin launching contest is the highlight of
outdoor festival just for children. The award-winning, two-day event           Aurora’s PumpkinFest, which happens annually in October and
transforms a 29-acre park a giant play land for kids of all ages. Call the     also features a 1-acre pumpkin patch, haunted storytelling, seed-
Aurora Chamber for more information, 303-344-1500                              spitting contests, music, food and more. Call the Aurora
                                                                               Chamber for more information, 303-344-1500


Denver Urban Farms—Family Fun Days                                                        Denver Parks and Recreation
Usually, held once a month on Saturdays - June-Oct...pony and cart                       2009 Movies in the Parks Series
                                                                               Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic goodies
rides, face painting, grooming stations, goat leading and obstacle             for a fun-filled night watching a movie in one of
course, etc. www.theurbanfarm.org                                              Denver’s beautiful urban parks. Each movie will
                                                                               include free popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy.
                                                                               Other concessions will also be available for purchase.
Farm Work Days
                                                                                Friday, June 12      Skyline Park         Babe, G
Where we do mass projects! We had one in May and one in
                                                                                Friday, June 19      Cheesman Park        The Princess Bride, PG
Sept...hopefully, we'll have a couple more this year. Last year we
                                                                                Friday, June 26      Skyline Park         E.T. the Extra-
reroofed the barn that had it's top blown off (and repaired loafing shed                                                  Terrestrial, PG
roofs) while the children built the "rabbitat" (laid sod, planted a tree and    Saturday, July 11    Skyline Park         Spiderman, PG-13
moved bunnies into their garden area).                                          Friday, July 17      Fred Thomas Park     Madagascar: Escape 2
                                                                                                                          Africa, PG
                                                                                Saturday, July 18    Skyline Park         Iron Giant, PG
                                                                                Friday, July 31      Barnum               Kung Fu Panda, PG
                                                                                Saturday, August     Skyline Park         Willie Wonka and the
                                                                                1                                         Chocolate Factory, G
                                                                                Friday, August 7     Cheesman Park        Jurassic Park, PG-13
                                                                                Saturday, August     Skyline Park         The Wizard of Oz, G
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Films on Fillmore                                                              Starlight Summer Movies—Castle Rock The
Cherry Creek North • Filmore Plaza • University Blvd and E 2nd Ave,            entertainment before each movie includes live music,
Denver, CO 80206 • 303-394-2904                                                kids’ activities, as well as food and beverages from
                                                                               various vendors. 2009 movie nights are: Saturday, June
                                                                               6th, July 11th, and September 19th.
Flix on fax –Starry nights and movie stars -
           No information at this time
                                                                               The Summer Music Festival—Castle Rock.
                                                                               The primary focus is live music and dancing, but there will also
Aspen Grove Shopping Center Movies                                             be an interactive drum circle, street entertainers, kids’ activities,
           No information at this time                                         food and beer vendors,
                                                                               Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday August 1st. Join the
                                                                               celebration of local entertainment. Held on Wilcox Square in the
                                                                               Center of Downtown Castle


www.developmentalpathways.org                                -5-                          May 2009—Created by J. Sandhoff
                               2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities
Greenway Foundation's River Flicks Series at
Confluence Park This community outdoor film series is free and
open to the public, featuring festival style seating and fun family films
and is the newest Special Event Series. Movies will begin at dusk and
conclude by 10:00pm.
                                                                            Monthly Open House – Denver’s Union
                                                                            Station
Date, Thursdays Movie                                                       The Platte Valley & Western Model Railraod Club hosts
8/6                  Transformers                                           monthly open houses on the last Friday of every month from
8/13                 The Iron Giant                                         7pm – 9pm
8/20                 The Italian Job                                        Each night features a different theme related to railroading in
8/27                 Young Frankenstein                                     the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Front Range
                                                                            The railroad is open to visitors every Friday from 7p – 9p;
Confluence Park is located at 15th and Little Raven in LoDo. It is          various other activities will be offered on these non-open house
across the South Platte River from the REI Flagship store and The           Fridays
Downtown Aquarium on Platte Street.                                         FREE and open to the public / donations are appreciated
                                                                            INFO: www.PVWRR.org




Wind Band Celebration at Metro State                                        Confluence Park Concerts is, once again, the place to be
Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 2:00 p.m.                                        Thursday evenings in July, where you will enjoy:
King Center--Auraria Campus

                                                                            Date             Band
Highlands Ranch Music Arts Festival                                         Thursdays
Free admission.                                                             7/2              Shuffletone
Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 6:00 p.m. (please note the time change!)             7/9              Eric Trujillo and the
Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd.                                                       Mambotet
Information: 303-588-2265 www.hrmafestival.org                              7/16             Donna Angelle and the
                                                                                             Zydeco Posse
                                                                            7/23             Dotsero
Concert in the Park
Free admission.
Friday, June 12, 2009 - 6:30 p.m.
                                                                            All concerts begin at 6:30p.m. and continue until 8:00p.m. Food
Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd.--Information: 303-588-2265           and beverages will be on site for any and all hungry and thirsty
                                                                            concert goers. Confluence Park is located at 15th and Little
                                                                            Raven in LoDo. It is across the South Platte River from the REI
                                                                            Flagship store and The Downtown Aquarium on Platte Street.


First Friday Art Tour: Golden Triangle:
FREE Art Bus Ride                                                                                       Tours
Every first Friday of the month from 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Golden Triangle Arts District's Art Bus shuttles passengers to
neighborhood gallery openings, museums, artist studios and restaurants      National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Art Bus is FREE and provides transportation between exhibits, making        tour in Boulder. Self-guided tours Weekdays 8-5; weekends and
rounds every 20 minutes                                                     holidays 9-4; Guided Tours at noon daily. Adults and children
For more information call 303-573-1170 or visit www.gtad.org                alike will find fascinating hands-on displays that demonstrate
                                                                            processes that affect weather and climate.
First Friday Art Walk Santa Fe Drive
6-9 pm every first Friday of the month, all year round.
Experience the work of international, national and local artists where      Colorado Capitol Building Tour, Denver
viewers can easily walk to all the galleries. Santa Fe Drive area, from     Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Free tours.
5th Ave. to 10th Ave., you can enjoy over 30 participating galleries and
artist studios joining                                                      Celestial Seasonings
                                                                            Boulder, Colorado, FREE tours every day (except major
                                                                            holidays), and free samples of teas.




www.developmentalpathways.org                                     -6-                   May 2009—Created by J. Sandhoff
                              2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities
                     Old South Pearl Street                             June 09 Stapleton
         1500 Block of Old Pearl Street (Florida Ave & Iowa)
                                                                                       Stapleton
                                                                                                       Founders       Opie Gone Bad
Farmers Market—                                                          6    Sat      Under the
                                                                                                        Green          6:00-8:30pm
STARTS JUNE 14, 2009 –Sundays from 9am until 1 pm                                    Stars Concert
                                                                                                                        Madagascar:
                                                                                       Stapleton
Kid’s Festival—August 16, 2009                                                                         Founders       Escape 2 Africa
                                                                        12    Fri      Under the
                                                                                                        Green         Movie begins @
                                                                                      Stars Movie
                                                                                                                             dusk
Halloween Festival—October 23, 2009                                              Stapleton                            The Hazel Miller
                                                                                                       Founders
                                                                        20    SatUnder the                                  Band
First Friday Artwalk—4:00-8:00pm                                                                        Green
                                                                               Stars Concert                            6:00-8:30pm
                                                                                 Stapleton                                Iron Man
The 3rd Annual Blues & Brews — July 11                                                                 Founders
                                                                        26 Fri   Under the                            Movie begins @
                                                                                                        Green
                                                                                Stars Movie                                  dusk
The 2nd Annual BrewGrass — August 8                                              Stapleton
                                                                                                       Founders
                                                                        28 Sun    Farmers                              8:30-12:30pm
                                                                                                        Green
                                                                                  Market




Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Mile High city                     Fireworks
with fireworks, free concerts, and more!
                                                                       Rockies Game
Free Concert by Colorado Symphony Orchestra                            Date: July 3, July 4, and September 28(fireworks)
Date: TBD                                                              Time: 6:05
Time:                                                                  Location: Coors Field
Location: City Park                                                    What: Tickets often sell out for this game, which includes a
What: Listen to all-American favorites at the City Park Independence   fireworks show over Coors Field. The July 3rd game also
Day Celebration.                                                       features fireworks.
Cost: Free.                                                            Cost: Tickets are $4 - $75.
                                                                       Contact: 303-830-TIXS
Contact: 303-MAESTRO

Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration                                     Rapids Game & 4th Fest
Date: TBD                                                              Date: SOLD OUT GAME but 4thFest is Free and along with the
Time:                                                                  fireworks.!
Location: Four Mile Historic Park                                      Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
What: Hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence at this        What: Fireworks ignite at 10 p.m. after the game.
historical celebration of our nation's independence.
                                                                       Contact: 1-866-461-6556
Cost: $7 admission.
Contact: 303-399-1859
                                                                       4thFest Colorado will feature a free all-day festival starting at
                                                                       2pm on Independence Day, which includes live bands, sports
Glendale Fireworks Viewing Hosted by Augustana Lutheran                activities on the stadium complex’s fields, an interactive kids
Church                                                                 zone with a stage and family activities, a beer garden, and food
Our hosts make their grounds available to see the city of Glendale's   vendors, all leading up to the Rapids game at 7:30pm, which
fireworks from this prime viewing location just south of the church.   will be followed by the biggest and best fireworks display in the
Glendale's alternative fireworks date allows you to celebrate all      state of Colorado.
weekend long! Picnics and lawn chairs welcome. Admission is free,
though we will gratefully accept donations.
Friday, July 3, 2009 until dusk                                        Although the Rapids game itself is sold out, fans can still come
Augustana Lutheran's Quist Park                                        to the free all-day festival, and experience the fireworks show
5000 E. Alameda Ave                                                    from the stadium’s field complex. For more details on all the
Information: (303) 394-4552                                            day’s events, fans can visit the official website of the event,
                                                                       www.4thFestColorado.com




www.developmentalpathways.org                             -7-                       May 2009—Created by J. Sandhoff
                            2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities

July 09 Stapleton
                       Central
4 Sat 4th of July
                        Park
                                                  TBA                      August 09 Stapleton
        Stapleton                                                                       Stapleton Under    Founders
                    Founders            Mama Mia                            1    Sat                                        TBA
10 Fri Under the                                                                       the Stars Concert    Green
                     Green         Movie begins @ dusk
       Stars Movie                                                                                                        Kung Fu
       Community Stapleton                                                                                                 Panda
18 Sat                       GarageSale@BuildingStapleton.com                           Stapleton Under    Founders
       Garage Sale Community                                                7    Fri                                       Movie
                                                                                        the Stars Movie     Green
        Stapleton                                                                                                         begins @
        Under the     Founders                Soul School                                                                   dusk
18 Sat                                                                                  Stapleton Under    Founders
           Stars       Green                  6:00-8:30pm                   15 Sat                                          TBA
         Concert                                                                         the Stars TBD      Green
        Stapleton                                                                                                           Wall-E
                      Founders     Journey to the Center of Earth 3-D
24 Fri Under the                                                                        Stapleton Under    Founders          Movie
                       Green             Movie begins @ dusk                21   Fri
       Stars Movie                                                                      the Stars Movie     Green          begins @
          Sweet                                                                                                              dusk
                      Founders
25 Sat William                                 9am - 2pm                                                                     Chris
                       Green
         Market                                                                         Stapleton Under    Founders       Daniels &
                                                                            29 Sat
        Stapleton                                                                      the Stars Concert    Green          the Kings
         Farmers      Founders                                                                                           6:00-8:30pm
   Sun                                       8:30-12:30pm
         Market -      Green
       SUNDAYS


The Annual South Platte River Sweep is scheduled for                       Oktoberfest 2009
Saturday, September 26th, 8 a.m. to noon. South Platte River Sweep         September 18, 2009 - September 27, 2009
will once again be a part of National Public Lands Day. - To register,     Oktoberfest
download and fax this form to Hands on Denver Attention: Tina              Modeled after Oktoberfest in Munich Germany, Oktoberfest on
Romero at 303-806-9082. You/your group need to pre-register. A free        Larimer Street commemorates this world-famous and time-
volunteer luncheon follows the event at Fishback Landing Park              honored tradition of German heritage. The festival has truly
(between REI and Downtown Aquarium) on Water Street.                       become a Denver mainstay offering German attractions, music
                                                                           from national touring groups, performances by international
Parking will be offered free of charge to all volunteers at the Downtown   dancers, children's activities, Event Location: Larimer Street
Aquarium.                                                                  from 20th to 22nd.



Denver Public Library— offers a variety of classes and events.
http://denverlibrary.org/                                                  Parker Country Festival
                                                                           -- June 12, 13, and 14, 2009.
Douglas County Libraries—offers a variety of classes, call                 http://www.parkerchamber.com/PCF-info.cfm
303.791.READ

Arapahoe Library—Computer classes, call 303-LIBRARY                        Coca-Cola Value Pack Rockies Games
                                                                           This fan favorite Diamond Deal is available ALL May Games
                                                                           and ALL Value Games including Memorial Day, May 25th
FREE Computer Classes at Belmar Library
                                                                           versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.
555 S. Allison Parkway in the Lakewood City Commons
                                                                           For only $49, receive 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 Coca-Cola soft
FREE classes for adults on a variety of dates and times
                                                                           drinks, 1 Lot B parking permit and 1 Rockies Magazine!
All classes are hands-on taught in the library computer center with a
                                                                           Seating is lower level, subject to availability.
terminal for each participant
Courses include: Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Internet Searching,
                                                                           POWERTICKET:
Web-based resources, Newspaper Articles, Magazine Articles, Using
                                                                           The Colorado Rockies PowerTicket offers fans the ability to
the Catalog, Find Health Information and Genealogy on the Web
                                                                           have an admission to the game and $10 of concession credit on
For a detailed schedule visit http://jefferson.lib.co.us
                                                                           the same ticket. It's like getting $10 for free! This offer is
To register call (720) 963-0900
                                                                           available online only here at www.coloradorockies.com.




www.developmentalpathways.org                             -8-                          May 2009—Created by J. Sandhoff
                             2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities
Free Public Art Tours-2009 Denver Office of Cultural                          Tour the U.S. Mint. Find out how money is made at
Affairs. All tours are FREE, but limited to 15 people each.                   Denver's U.S. Mint building. Tours are free, offered on the hour
To reserve your place, please contact Rudi Cerri at 720-865-4307 or e-        from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make a reservation on the Mint's website;
mail rudi.cerri@denvergov.org                                                 reservations are highly recommended, though you can take a
                                                                              chance that there will be availability for a walk-up tour.
Denver Civic Center
The Denver Civic Center tour will focus on the over 100-year history of       La Piazza on Larimer Square
Denver’s public art and architecture. This tour provides an incredible        June 6, 2009 - June 7, 2009
snapshot of Denver’s diverse artistic and architectural styles in a single,
                                                                              PRESENTED BY
concentrated area.
· Sunday, June 14 , 11:00 AM                                                  Larimer Arts Association
· Sunday, July 19, 11:00 AM                                                   Come celebrate the 5th annual La Piazza dell'Arte on Larimer
· Sunday, August 2, 11:00 AM                                                  Square. The event will feature professional, amateur and student
· Thursday, September 10, Noon (Brown Bag Lunch Tour)                         artists who will transform Larimer Square into a beautiful street
This tour meets at the Sea Lions Fountain on the north end of Civic           museum of bright and colorful chalk art images over the course
Center Park. It will be led by docent Leon Krier.                             of two days. In addition to the visual feast of La Piazza
                                                                              dell'Arte, guests will enjoy music, Italian food, and beverages.
Colorado Convention Center
Why is that escalator laughing at me? And, what about that big blue
bear peering through the window? Get the answers, plus see the Denver         27th Annual Highlands Street Fair
region’s 300 million-year history unfold.
                                                                              June 20, 2009
· Saturday, May 23, 1:00 PM
· Saturday, June 20, 1:00 PM                                                  Highlands Square Merchants Association
· Saturday, September 19, 1:00 PM                                             One of Denver's original neighborhoods celebrates its history,
This tour meets big blue bear. It will be led by docent Ava Chappell.         culture and diversity with an annual tradition. Each year the
                                                                              Highlands Square Street Fair returns to showcase the northwest
Denver Performing Arts Complex                                                Denver community that has evolved into a local's hot spot
The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) is one of the most
impressive performing arts centers in the world, featuring 10
performance spaces connected by an 80-foot-tall glass canopy, and             15th Annual Colorado Irish Festival
world-class art to match!
                                                                              July 10, 2009 - July 12, 2009
· Saturday, May 23, 11:00 AM
· Saturday, June 20, 11:00 AM                                                 Colorado United Irish Societies
· Saturday, September 19, 11:00 AM                                            Experience the largest Irish celebration in the Rocky Mountains
This tour meets at the entrance to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.            with traditional Irish music performances and dancing, Irish
It will be led by docent Ava Chappell.                                        drama and storytelling, crafts, games and food and drinks at
                                                                              Clement Park.



First Friday History Tour Santa Fe (5:30 pm)                                  Papa John’s Family 4 Pack—Rapids Game
This walking tour is designed to highlight the history of one of Denver's
                                                                              D.C. United vs Colorado Rapids
oldest neighborhoods, and link these simple beginnings with the
dynamic avenue of today. Start your walk at 7th and Santa Fe (at the          Saturday, July 18, 2009
Byers Branch Library) and amble north with an expert guide on this 1-         8:00 PM ET
hour tour, then enjoy the sights and sounds of the First Friday Art           RFK Stadium
Walk. Learn about three different eras in the timeline of Santa Fe: 1887,          • 4 Tickets to the game $80.
1927 and today. These tours are not offered in October, December,                  • A D.C. United cooler bag, redeemable at RFK
January and February. Tours given by Denver History Tours. For more                     Stadium.
information call 720-234-7929 or visit www.denverhistorytours.com.
Please note that the price for this tour is $5, a rate offered in
                                                                                   • A coupon for a free large, single-topping Papa John's
                                                                                        Pizza*
conjunction with Denver's ArtDistrict on Santa Fe. No advance
                                                                              * Coupon only accepted at a Papa John's store; you may not
reservations are necessary. Just show up!
                                                                              redeem it at RFK Stadium.




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                               2009 Denver Metro Area Free and Low Cost Activities
Home Depot Kids Workshops                                                        REI Sports Store—Educational Classes
First Saturday                                                                   REI (the sports store) offers lots of free classes. Go to
Kids Workshop at every Home Depot                                                REI Store Locator then click on the store nearest you and
                                                                                 you should see some links to "What's Happening at Your
Lowe’s Home Improvement Store—Call local stores to                               REI" to see if they offer this class. Classes include Bike
learn about workshops https://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/                         maintenance and more.


CHAC in Denver free workshops with refreshments
on the third Saturday of every month On the third                                TOSA— http://theothersidearts.org/
                                                                                 offering fun for children with art.
Saturday of every month, community children are invited to attend
CHAC's Cookies y Leche "Cookies and Milk" Art Workshops. Each
session presents the children with enjoyable educational art projects            Denver: 1644 Platte St. 303-5613000
along with refreshments. Classes are lead by CHAC member artists and             Aurora: 1400 Dallas St. 720-262-4264
include terrific seasonal hands-on projects and cultural activities.



                            Story Times                                          Michaels Craft Stores.
                                                                                 Call your local store for times and prices.
Call your local library for free story times                                     (multiple locations) has craft classes on Saturdays and
Tattered Cover Book Store (Highlands Ranch)                                      sometimes kid's camps
9315 Dorchester St Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 - (303) 470-7050
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS (Denver, CO: 1005 York Street                             Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
720-865-3585) Secret Path Story time.                                            Call your local store for times and prices.
                                                                                 (multiple locations) has craft classes on Saturdays and
Barnes and Noble—call your local store for details                               sometimes kid's camps




The Summer Adventure                                                             Click on this link, Denver, Activities for kids.
June 1 – August 14, 2009
They think they are just having fun, but you know they are learning.
Camp ArtReach – The Summer Adventure provides an intensive, on-
going arts learning experience that compliments and enhances your
child’s curricular education. Call for rates and registration: (303)
433-2882 ext. 226


                          Farmers Markets                                        Highlands Ranch Farmers' Market
                                                                                 Located at Highlands Ranch Town Center Square
Farmers Market                                                                   9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Stapleton hosts a weekly farmers market every Sunday between June and late
                                                                                 STARTS MAY 3—Sundays from 10am until 2 pm
September in the East 29th Avenue Town Center. 8:30-12:30pm. Starting June
14, 2009
                                                                                 Tamarac Square Farmers' Market
                                                                                 Located at Tamarac Square, Tamarac & Hampden
Sweet William Market on the Green                                                STARTS JUNE 22, 2009—Mondays from 11 am until 3 pm
Sweet William Market is an open-air vintage, antique and art market located on
the Founders' Green in Stapleton every last Saturday of the month, in May
through October.. For more information, visit www.SweetWilliamMarket.com.        Aurora Farmers' Market
                                                                                 Located at 333 N. Havana St.
                                                                                 (Maya Sports Bar and Grill parking lot)
Southlands Farmer's Market                                                       STARTS JUNE 23, 2009 –Tuesdays from 11am until 3 pm
Saturdays - May 9 - October 31
8:00am - 1:00pm
Town Square                                                                      Littleton Farmers' Market
                                                                                 Located in Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center
                                                                                 at 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.
                                                                                 STARTS JUNE 17, 2009 –Wednesdays from 11am until 3 pm




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