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Farmer's Market 06/06/2015 - 10/24/2015

Visit more than 40 pop up shops serving the freshest local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, unique food items, fresh baked bread and so much more.

303-627-5000. Cost: . Southlands Shopping Center, Aurora

Hershey's Free Tasting Experience 10/09/2015

Hershey’s Free Tasting Experience

Headed to Town Center at Aurora? Consumers are in for a real treat thanks to a unique tasting experience courtesy of Brookside Fruit & Nut Bars from the makers of Brookside Chocolate. Consumers who visit the pop-up ‘mini dark room’ located in the Center Court will dine in the dark as they sample the new product’s wholesome ingredients, real fruit pieces and delicious dark chocolate. Make sure to check it out!


Friday, October 9


Town Center at Aurora – Center Court

14200 E. Alameda Ave.

Aurora, CO  80012

(303) 344-4120. Cost: Free. Town Center at Aurora, Aurora

On Ensemble performs at Lakewood Cultural Center 10/09/2015

The 2015-16 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents! series begins with

On Ensemble

With Japanese drums at the foundation of its world fusion mix, On Ensemble takes the ancient instruments of taiko into new realms at the Lakewood Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. Infusing the powerful rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica, On Ensemble’s unique sound has been praised as “completely original and brilliantly conceived.”

The Ensemble’s founding members Shoji Kameda and Masato (Maz) Baba are each recognized as leaders in the drumming world, having been featured in the music of the hit TV show “Heroes,” in the David Mamet movie “Redbelt” and performing alongside Stevie Wonder at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.  In 2013, On Ensemble was the first American taiko group to be invited to perform at the National Theater of Japan for the prestigious Nihon no Taiko concert series. Shoji and Maz have been playing and making music together for over 30 years and are recognized as two of the brightest stars in the taiko world. 

Tickets are available at (303) 987-7845, or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and W. Alameda Ave.).  The 2015-2016 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, 5280 Magazine, Colorado Creative Industries, and Denver Post Community, improving and enriching the lives of those in our community.

Tickets start at $20 at, (303) 987-7845 or at the Box Office

(303) 987-7845. Cost: Tickets start at $20. Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood

9HealthFair at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 10/10/2015

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in partnership with University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, will be hosting a Family 9HealthFair on Saturday, October 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon in the UCH Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion and UCHealth Eye Center. For more information about the services being offered, go to

. Cost: . UCH Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, Aurora

Hershey's Free Tasting Experience 10/10/2015

Hershey’s Free Tasting Experience

Headed to Town Center at Aurora? Consumers are in for a real treat this thanks to a unique tasting experience courtesy of Brookside Fruit & Nut Bars from the makers of Brookside Chocolate. Consumers who visit the pop-up ‘mini dark room’ located in the Center Court will dine in the dark as they sample the new product’s wholesome ingredients, real fruit pieces and delicious dark chocolate. Make sure to check it out!


Saturday, October 10


Town Center at Aurora – Center Court

14200 E. Alameda Ave.

Aurora, CO  80012

(303) 344-4120. Cost: Free. Town Center at Aurora, Aurora

Grand Opening Party of Imagirifik Ice Cream Store and Play Place 10/10/2015

Come join the fun on October 10th – Face painting, Free Balloons, prizes, play place. Serving delicious Liks Ice Cream -Go to website at for a coupon.

Attendance Free; purchases vary

Grand Opening

303-627-2456. Cost: Attendance Free; purchases vary. Imagirifik, Centennial/Aurora

Bat Enounters and Bat House Building Workshop 10/11/2015

Rob Miles, TV personality, conservation biologist, and bat expert speaks about the benefits of bats, the need for conservation, what can be done to help these unique mammals and invites you to step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their lives, habitats, and nocturnal strategies. Encounter a Big Brown bat from North America and hear its high-pitched echolocation with a “bat detector,” meet fruit bats from Africa and Asia, and come face-to-face with the largest bat in the world (Flying Fox Bat from Malaysia). This beautiful bat has a 6-foot wingspan! Get inspired to protect these misunderstood creatures!

In this hands-on workshop, bat expert Rob Miles from the Organization for Bat Conservation will guide you in building a bat house that can be installed in your backyard. You will learn about the types of bats likely to use your bat house as well as helpful tips to attract bats. Help save bats by giving them a place to live in your neighborhood. Participants will need to purchase a bat house kit.

303.805.3374. Cost: $5.00. PACE Center, Parker

Annual Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival 10/17/2015

Pick up your pumpkins for Halloween.  Start your holiday shopping with local artists and vendors.  Enjoy some food.  Let your kids run and play.

713-319-4296. Cost: Event is free. Pumpkins, merchandise and food for purchase.. Mountain View United Church, Aurora

Town Center at Aurora to host ‘Mission Pink' in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 10/17/2015


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Town Center at Aurora, the area’s only enclosed shopping destination for more than 35 years, will host “Mission Pink” in recognition of those who have fought and those who are still fighting.  As part of this community event, representatives from Susan G. Komen and special guests Nanette Achziger and Leslie Nance will share their experiences with breast cancer, provide educational information and host two special giveaways. In addition, guests can enjoy the Snapshot Photography photo booth, crafts, light bites from area eateries and live entertainment presented by Best Buy Mobile.

Throughout October, guests are encouraged to shop pink at Town Center at Aurora’s popular retailers that support the fight against breast cancer, including JCPenney, Macy’s and Foot Locker. 


Saturday, October 17

Noon – 2 p.m. 


Town Center at Aurora – center court, lower level

14200 E Alameda Ave.

Aurora, CO 80012 


Please call (303) 344-9764 or visit Like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @TCAurora and Instagram @TCAurora.

(303) 344-9764. Cost: Free. Town Center at Aurora, Aurora

Lowry Speaker Series Presents: “An Evening with Amelia Earhart” 10/20/2015

An Evening With Amelia EarhartThe Lowry Speaker Series presents “An Evening with Amelia Earhart” on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 7:00-8:30P at the Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn Street, Denver (on Lowry). Admission is free; no reservations are necessary.

Amelia Rose Earhart, namesake to the famed Amelia Mary Earhart who attempted to fly around the world in 1937, spent the last 8 years working as a television news anchor, covering breaking news, traffic and weather in Denver (for 9News) and Los Angeles. She has been a passionate aviatrix since her first flight lesson at the age of twenty-one, is a seeker of all things adventurous, and is an accomplished public speaker. 

Amelia is the President of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants flight-training scholarships to young women, aged sixteen to eighteen. The Fly With Amelia Foundation also fosters aviation and aerospace opportunities for people of all ages through aviation-based educational STEM opportunities, in partnership with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, CO. 

Amelia is the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft. In 2014, Amelia flew a Pilatus PC12-NG 28,000 miles, crossing the equator six times, through fourteen countries to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. Amelia was given the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award in 2013 and in 2014 was named by the Jaycees as one of the “Top Ten Young Americans”.

For more information, please contact Karen House at (303) 757-7658 or by email at

(303) 757-7658. Cost: Free. The Eisenhower Chapel, Denver

BOO! 10/23/2015

BOO! Join us for the Cherry Creek Chorale’s 36th Season at an interactive Halloween concert designed for KIDS OF ALL AGES. Costumes (yours included), contests with prizes, and a special guest conductor will create a fun filled party. Music will feature pieces from the classical of Schubert and Lauridsen, to spooky works from Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter and Nightmare Before Christmas. So bring your kids, your grand kids, and the kid in you, and join in the fun! Performances are at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village 7:30 pm Friday, October 23 (evening) and 2:00pm Saturday, October 24 (AFTERNOON). For tickets, please visit

303-789-5920. Cost: $5.00 - $19.00. Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village

Repticon Denver Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 10/24/2015 - 10/25/2015

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!


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

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


Adults – $10, Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 – Free

Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

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

Hauntings in the Hangar 10/31/2015

Saturday, October 31
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum invites werewolves, witches and wandering spirits of all ages to spend a spooky Saturday in our 1930s hangar. Go for a walk down Trick or Treat Street and stop over at our popcorn bar for some goodies. Tumble down our inflatable slide and work your way through our obstacle course. And, of course, show off your Halloween costume in our costume parade.

Get an early start on your Halloween with our following activities:

Bounce House
Carnival games
Open Cockpits
Pedal Planes
The Big Batmobile and the Colorado Movie Cars
Green Screen Adventures
Face Painting
And much more!

303.350.5360. Cost: General Admission covers entrance to this event.. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver

Trick or Treat For Health 10/31/2015

You’re invited to Saddle Rock ER for a safe, fun event the whole family can enjoy. Halloween activities for the young and health demonstrations for the young-at-heart. Grab your little ghouls and goblins (or your grandparents) and join us for Trick or Treat for Health.

Health Education & Demonstrations
Ask a Pharmacist • Golf & Tennis Swing Analysis • Face Painting • Free Flu Shots* • Low-cost Vaccines • Fire Truck, Ambulance & Police Car • AirLife Helicopter • Car Seat Safety Checks • Ropes Course • Giant Slide • Snacks • Trick-or-Treating for Kids • Special Mascot Appearances

Visit for more information

*Adults 18 years and older, while supplies last.

. Cost: FREE. Saddle Rock ER, Aurora