Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny house? Now's your chance to find out! The first tiny house holiday event in the nation brings tiny houses festively decorated for the holidays to the Shops at Northfield in Stapleton. The Tiny House Holiday Village will be on display from Monday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, with the tiny homes opening for tours on Saturday and Sunday. [ read more ]
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Tiny House Holiday Village Lights up Shops of Northfield in Stapleton This Week

[ Monday, December 4, 2017 | 0 comments ]
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny house? Now's your chance to find out!

The first tiny house holiday event in the nation brings tiny houses festively decorated for the holidays to the Shops at Northfield in Stapleton. The Tiny House Holiday Village will be on display from Monday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, with the tiny homes opening for tours on Saturday and Sunday.

“Holiday light displays are one of American families favorite seasonal traditions,” said event organizer Art Laubach. “The tiny living movement is accompanied with minimalism, and rightly so, but there’s still room to be merry and spread holiday cheer, which the public will see firsthand at our event.”

What:  The Tiny House Holiday Village

Where:  The Shops at Northfield, 8340 Northfield Boulevard, Denver, CO 80238

When:  Watch as the homes come to life with holiday cheer and decorations from Holiday Artisans during the week. Return as the homes open their doors to the public for tours on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cost:  Tickets for the tour are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

Produced by the organizers of the Colorado Tiny House Festival, which made its debut this past summer at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenseburg, CO., this is the first tiny house holiday showcase to take place in the Denver Metro area. Homes are considered “tiny” if they are no more than 400 square feet of living space. With all of the conveniences of other modern homes, tiny house builders are innovative in their design and use of the limited space.

Builders participating in the Tiny House Holiday Village include:
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit coloradotinyhousefestival.com. Read the full story »
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$20 day-of tickets available for the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour at the Denver Center

[ Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 0 comments ]
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La BohèmeRENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Now playing at the Denver Center for the Performing arts, seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section are available for $20 for every performance of RENT 20th Anniversary Tour November 14 through 21.

The $20 tickets are available for in-person purchases at The Buell box office on the day of each performance only. Two-and-a-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at The Buell Theatre box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for seats in the first two rows of the orchestra at $20 each.

This lottery is only available in-person at The Buell box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.

The tradition of the $20 tickets began in 1996 in New York when the show moved to Broadway after a sold-out run in a small downtown theatre. The producers of the show are committed to continuing the tradition of offering orchestra seats for $20 in each city the show will play.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT is winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only five musicals to win both awards.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour plays The Buell Theatre November 14-21. Tickets are on sale now at denvercenter.org. Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the ONLY authorized ticket provider for RENT in Denver. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that DCPA is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

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Get Into the Christmas Spirit with the Colorado Choir at their Free Concert Preview Nov. 19

The Colorado Choir will present a free preview of their Christmas concert on November 19 at Barnes and Noble.

Enjoy some fantastic Christmas carols while holiday shopping to support the Choir! Barnes and Noble will donate 10-20% of any purchases made during the event to the group. They will have treats and a gift-wrapping table to help with all of your holiday presents, so stop by and say hi!

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 960 S. Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246

see Facebook event ]

Purchases can also be made at any Barnes & Noble location nationwide November 19 and 20 using this voucher, or shop online at http://www.bn.com/bookfair - use code 12266276 to support the Choir

If you want more than a preview, for their Christmas concert this year the group will perform “Sing We Now of Christmas,” a compilation of family favorite Christmas pieces by Harry Simeone, including:

  • Little Drummer Boy
  • O Holy Night
  • Joy to the World
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Silent Night
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Away in a Manger
  • Adeste Fideles

This concert is sure to bring joy to your holiday season!

When: Friday and Saturday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (reception following Friday night's concert)

Where: Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80246

[ see Facebook event ]

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and military. Stapleton Moms readers can receive 10% off tickets online by using the code 2017XMAS. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit coloradochoir.org.

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Visit YMCA of the Rockies and Snow Mountain Ranch in November

[ Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 0 comments ]

November is a beautiful time to visit YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park and a perfect getaway for families looking for a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving. The 10th-annual free Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off the festivities at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and all ages (and dogs) are welcome. Advanced registration is encouraged and available online at http://bit.ly/2zAu0sl. Afterwards, families can enjoy the many activities on-site, such as creating tie-dye or ceramics in the craft center, taking an archery lesson together, or testing their courage on the climbing wall or brand new zip line (for ages 10 and older).

At Snow Mountain Ranch, the weekend kicks off on Wednesday night with a classic movie night showing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. On Thursday, grab the family for a 3.5 K Turkey Trot and then enjoy some Human Hungry Hungry Hippos before the Turkey Games begin, including a turkey calling competition, hand turkey drawings, and pin the tail on the turkey. Stay for the full long weekend and get creative with holiday cookie decorating and weird science programs, plus dodgeball, bingo, pool volleyball, campfires with s’mores, and Moose on the Loose guided hikes or snowshoe treks, depending on the weather.

Accommodations at Snow Mountain Ranch range from hotel-style lodge rooms to cozy cabins to mega-reunion cabins sleeping up to 40 guests. Beyond the Thanksgiving activities, guests can enjoy Nordic skiing, fat biking, sledding, sleigh rides, expansive crafts room, indoor archery, indoor climbing wall, roller skating, swimming, and more...

Also, take advantage of the 110th Anniversary special to save on lodge rooms at Thanksgiving and for the rest of 2017. To celebrate the 110th anniversary of YMCA of the Rockies, 110 lodge rooms at both Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch are available for just $84per night, to be used by Dec. 31, 2017. Plus, each room includes two free breakfasts each day.

The Fine Print: This offer is not applicable to groups; does not include meeting space. New reservations only. Can’t be combined with other lodging discounts. Two-night minimum stay required. Read the full story »
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Fair Trade Gift Market This Weekend

[ Monday, October 30, 2017 | 0 comments ]
In its 26th year, Park Hill Congregational UCC's Fair Trade Gift Market is this weekend! The market offers you a chance to give gifts that make a difference this holiday season. Shop from a collection of unique, fair-trade, and handmade products from Colorado and around the world. 100% of proceeds go back to the crafters and organizations doing good in our community and our world.

When: Friday, November 3, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Sunday, November 5, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: Park Hill Congregational UCC, 2600 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80207

Organizations include:
Share the Facebook event with your friends and family to spread the word about this great holiday market! Read the full story »