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The Colorado Symphony 5K Walk & Run 09/20/2014

The Colorado Symphony kicks off its 2014/15 season with a 5K Run/Walk at Sloan’s Lake on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Building on the success of last year’s event, which drew more than 1,000 participants, the Colorado Symphony Run/Walk is a fun and interactive fundraiser for the Colorado Symphony, the largest professional orchestra in the Rocky Mountain West. Colorado Symphony musicians and CEO/Co-Chair Jerry Kern will be among the participants hitting the course.

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The Colorado Symphony 5K Run/Walk is presented by St. Anthony’s Hospital and is sponsored by Delta Dental and the Colorado Symphony Guild.

The event brings a musical twist to the 5K experience, with a variety of ensembles performing along the course as well as a finish-line concert from Colorado Symphony musicians. Though participants can leave their headphones at home, they’re welcome to bring kids, including babies in strollers, as well as dogs. Costumes are encouraged.

Each registration includes a free ticket to a Colorado Symphony performance in the 2013/2014 Season. (Some exclusions apply.)

Registration is now open for teams and individuals at www.cosymphony5k.com. Participants are encouraged to generate pledges of support for their teams; top fundraisers will receive recognition and special prizes during a post-race awards ceremony.

Advanced adult registration is $35 and day-of registration is $40. Kids (12-and-under), Seniors (60-and-over) and Veterans may register for $25 throughout the registration period.

Early packet pickup is available on Friday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Symphony Box Office (1000 14th St., No. 15 Denver, CO 80202). Patrons who pick up their packets on Friday are welcome to redeem their free Colorado Symphony ticket voucher for the Colorado Symphony’s September 19 concert at Boettcher Concert Hall, featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Music Director Andrew Litton. Space is limited.

For information on volunteering at the Colorado Symphony 5k Run/Walk, please contact Christine Devereaux at cdevereaux@coloradosymphony.org or 303.534.0757. For information on booth sponsorship, please Elizabeth Frels, efrels@coloradosymphony.org or 303.308.2472.

COLORADO SYMPHONY 5K RUN/WALK DAY-OF SCHEDULE

7:45 AM — Registration and Packet Pick-Up

8:45 AM — Kids Fun Run

9:00 AM — 5K Run/Walk

10:00 AM — Awards Ceremony

10:30 AM — Concert and Grand Prize Giveaway

ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY

One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit www.coloradosymphony.org.

303-534-0757. Cost: $25.00 - $40.00. Sloan’s Lake, Denver

Bikes For Life Stapleton Central Park Community Bicycle Event 09/20/2014

FREE Bicycle Event for All Ages

Event Activities:

  • Bicycle skills course for kids ages 3 to 12: bring your children to practice their bicycle riding on a course designed to teach them key skills.
  • Learner zone:  Is your child ready to ride without training wheels?  Are you new to riding a bicycle or haven’t ridden one in years?  Trained volunteers and bicycle educators will work with anyone looking to get back on a bike or try riding without the training wheels to teach them how to ride!
  • Bike Mechanics: Do your bicycles have a flat tire?  A rusty chain?  Bring your family’s bicycles to the event and a bike mechanic will help make minor repairs to your bicycles.
  • Group Led Bicycle Rides: Volunteers will lead rides from the event at different times and for different distances.
  • Tricycle Course
  • Strider Course
  • RTD Bus and Bicycle Commuting Education and Resources
  • Bicycle Competitions for All Ages
  • Bike Vendors
  • Bicycle Safety Education
  • Lots of Bicycle Related Giveaways
  • And So Much More!

Bring your bicycle and helmet or borrow one at the event to participate in the activities!

Is your bike too old?  Are the kids’ bikes getting too small? {RE}cycle your old bicycle at this event to benefit The Bike Depot’s programming efforts in the community (www.thebikedepot.org).  All donations are tax deductible.  Bicycles in any condition are accepted.

720-777-4166. Cost: FREE. Stapleton Central Park, Denver

Repticon Denver Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014

Repticon Denver is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise.  Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities.

863-268-4273. Cost: Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, 4 & under – Free. Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora

FarmFest 2014 10/04/2014

Come celebrate and support The Urban Farm at Stapleton!

The Urban Farm at Stapleton is hosting its 5th annual FarmFest.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

$1 admission, $1 activity and food tickets or $20 for 25 tickets.

FarmFest is a full-day of fun for the whole family and the annual benefit event for The Urban Farm at Stapleton.

Here’s what’s happening at FarmFest: Music by Rudy and the Buffalo Riders, Briar Branch, and Stapleton’s own Porch Jam.

Enjoy your slice of country in the city with a pony ride, face painting,  carnival games, hay ride, feed a goat, meet a chicken, pet a sheep, and groom a mini horse. Get up close and personal with our farm animals, visit the pumpkin patch, make a scarecrow, and paint a pumpkin.

Free workshops and demonstrations include Denver Sheriff Mounted Posse, sustainable building with Natural Genius, seed saving, composting, and backyard poultry.

BBQ, beer, drinks, and snacks available.

The Urban Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Denver, CO; our mission is to provide agricultural and environmental education to urban children, youth and their families. We cultivate critters, crops, kids, and community. The Farm provides hands on experiences for youth through 4-H and Embracing Horses, the Community Gardens provide an opportunity for families to learn and grow organic food, and our community outreach gives youth and their families an opportunity to interact with animals bringing the country to the city.

The Urban Farm at Stapleton is online

http://www.theurbanfarm.org

http://www.facebook.com/TUFStapleton

http://www.twitter.com/TUFStapleton

http://www.instagram.com/TUFStapleton

Contact us: info@theurbanfarm.com or 303-307-9332 for sponsorship information and additional details!

303-307-9332 . Cost: $1 admission, $1 activity and food tickets or $20 for 25 tickets. The Urban Farm at Stapleton, Denver

CBWPA 35th Annual Tribute to Black Women Award Luncheon “Securing Our Future” 10/04/2014

Denver, CO – Colorado Black Women for Political Action (CBWPA) will present the35th Annual Tribute to Black Women Award Luncheon, taking place at the Renaissance Hotel on October 4, 2014. This year’s event is themed “Securing Our Future” and will feature keynote speaker DeLores Pressley.

DeLores Pressley is a dynamic speaker and one of the most respected and sought-after authorities on confidence, motivation, and personal power.  DeLores is the author of “Oh, Yes You Can”, “Clean Out the Closet of Your Life”, and “Believe in the Power of You”. She is the founder of the “Born Successful Institute” and CEO of “Delores Pressley Worldwide”.

Six outstanding African American women and one youth will be honored for their achievements in the community in the categories of Community Service, Education, Politics, Legend (senior citizen), Business, Cultural Arts, and Youth.  The CBWPA 2014 Award Nomination Committee is proud to announce the finalists nominated within each category for this year’s prestigious award!

  • Community Service: Dianne Cook, Sharon Bridgeforth, and Dr. Sharon Ruth Bailey
  • Education: Rosemarie Allen, Dr. Jeanette D. Patterson, and Regina Edmondson
  • Politics:  Leslie Herod, Barbara Deadwyler, and Stephanie Cross
  • Legend (senior citizen): Betty Funderburke, Dr. Robbie Bean, and Jane Pigford
  • Business: Dr. Nita Mosby Henry, Adriane Sanford, and Rose Andom
  • Cultural Arts: Candy Brown, Deborah Walker, and Phaedra High
  • Youth (college student or 2014 high school graduate): Eboni Stevenson, Lisa Napper, and Jalen Nicole Taylor

Excitement is intensifying as CBWPA presents the first-of-a-kind Academy Award style presentation to announce the winner of each category at the 35th Annual Tribute to Black Women Award Luncheon, Saturday October 4, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. The event starts at 12 noon, doors open at 11:30 am.

For additional information regarding the event and to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.cbwpa.org.  For questions email Jeannie Davis at jeannie@cbwpa.org or call (303) 337-1991.

(303) 337-1991. Cost: $65. Denver Renaissance Hotel, Denver

CBWPA 35th Annual Tribute to Black Women Award Luncheon “Securing Our Future” 10/04/2014

Denver, CO – Colorado Black Women for Political Action (CBWPA) will present the35th Annual Tribute to Black Women Award Luncheon, taking place at the Renaissance Hotel on October 4, 2014. This year’s event is themed “Securing Our Future” and will feature keynote speaker DeLores Pressley.

DeLores Pressley is a dynamic speaker and one of the most respected and sought-after authorities on confidence, motivation, and personal power.  DeLores is the author of “Oh, Yes You Can”, “Clean Out the Closet of Your Life”, and “Believe in the Power of You”. She is the founder of the “Born Successful Institute” and CEO of “Delores Pressley Worldwide”.

Six outstanding African American women and one youth will be honored for their achievements in the community in the categories of Community Service, Education, Politics, Legend (senior citizen), Business, Cultural Arts, and Youth.  The CBWPA 2014 Award Nomination Committee is proud to announce the finalists nominated within each category for this year’s prestigious award!

  • Community Service: Dianne Cook, Sharon Bridgeforth, and Dr. Sharon Ruth Bailey
  • Education: Rosemarie Allen, Dr. Jeanette D. Patterson, and Regina Edmondson
  • Politics:  Leslie Herod, Barbara Deadwyler, and Stephanie Cross
  • Legend (senior citizen): Betty Funderburke, Dr. Robbie Bean, and Jane Pigford
  • Business: Dr. Nita Mosby Henry, Adriane Sanford, and Rose Andom
  • Cultural Arts: Candy Brown, Deborah Walker, and Phaedra High
  • Youth (college student or 2014 high school graduate): Eboni Stevenson, Lisa Napper, and Jalen Nicole Taylor

Excitement is intensifying as CBWPA presents the first-of-a-kind Academy Award style presentation to announce the winner of each category at the 35th Annual Tribute to Black Women Award Luncheon, Saturday October 4, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. The event starts at 12 noon, doors open at 11:30 am.

For additional information regarding the event and to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.cbwpa.org.  For questions email Jeannie Davis at jeannie@cbwpa.org or call (303) 337-1991.

(303) 337-1991. Cost: $65. Denver Renaissance Hotel, Denver

Sod Homestead Tour 10/11/2014

Enjoy a casual wagon ride down to our sod homesteads and take a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Feed the chickens, turkeys and steers and collect eggs. Also receive a short introduction to our one-room schoolhouse.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Sod Homestead Tour 10/11/2014

Enjoy a casual wagon ride down to our sod homesteads and take a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Feed the chickens, turkeys and steers and collect eggs. Also receive a short introduction to our one-room schoolhouse.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Cheyenne Camp Tour 10/18/2014

Take a short walk through our short-grass prairie ecosystem into 1837 Cheyenne Indian Camp. Experience the day-to-day of a typical Cheyenne family in 1837. Enjoy a guided tour of the tipis and artifacts as you experience Cheyenne culture on the plains.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Cheyenne Camp Tour 10/18/2014

Take a short walk through our short-grass prairie ecosystem into 1837 Cheyenne Indian Camp. Experience the day-to-day of a typical Cheyenne family in 1837. Enjoy a guided tour of the tipis and artifacts as you experience Cheyenne culture on the plains.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Repticon Denver Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014

Repticon Denver is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Date: October 25 & 26, 2014

Hours:

Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)

Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

Location:

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

25690 East Quincy Avenue

Aurora, Colorado 80016

Website: http://repticon.com/denver.html

. Cost: Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free. Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora

Sod Homestead Tour 11/01/2014

Enjoy a casual wagon ride down to our sod homesteads and take a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Feed the chickens, turkeys and steers and collect eggs. Also receive a short introduction to our one-room schoolhouse.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Sod Homestead Tour 11/01/2014

Enjoy a casual wagon ride down to our sod homesteads and take a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Feed the chickens, turkeys and steers and collect eggs. Also receive a short introduction to our one-room schoolhouse.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Cheyenne Camp Tour 11/15/2014

Take a short walk through our short-grass prairie ecosystem into 1837 Cheyenne Indian Camp. Experience the day-to-day of a typical Cheyenne family in 1837. Enjoy a guided tour of the tipis and artifacts as you experience Cheyenne culture on the plains.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora

Cheyenne Camp Tour 11/15/2014

Take a short walk through our short-grass prairie ecosystem into 1837 Cheyenne Indian Camp. Experience the day-to-day of a typical Cheyenne family in 1837. Enjoy a guided tour of the tipis and artifacts as you experience Cheyenne culture on the plains.

$3/member; $5/non-member

3036933621. Cost: 5.00. Plains Conservation Center, Aurora