Between July 18th and July 29th, Denver Solid Waste Management is switching its Stapleton customers to a standardized, cart-based trash service utilizing City-issued trash carts. To help get rid of unwanted manual trash containers after this transition, Denver Recycles is hosting a one-day recycling collection event for these containers on July 30. [ read more ]
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Join Inside the Orchestra at History Colorado this Saturday!

[ Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 0 comments ]

This Saturday, July 30th at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., Inside the Orchestra will be performing their first ever summer Tiny Tots programs at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver in celebration of Inside the Orchestra's 30th anniversary. The music has been chosen from audience favorites that they've performed over the past 30 years. Admission into History Colorado is complementary with Tiny Tots admission. This Saturday is the only time this program is being performed; they will have all new music again during our Fall Series.

If you are unfamiliar with Tiny Tots, audiences sit on the floor and are surrounded by a 32-piece orchestra of professional musicians during an interactive and immersive 45-minute performance. The conductor leads audiences through "theatre of the mind" style activities as the music goes on around them.

As with all of the Tiny Tots programs, there is a $9.95 suggested ticket price for anyone over 12 months old, though financial assistance is available to anyone who needs it. Stapleton Moms readers receive 15% off for mentioning the blog, so tickets would only be $8.50.

You can register online or find out more information at insidetheorchestra.org/tiny-tots-events or by calling (303) 355-7855. Read the full story »
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New Services for Children with Autism here in Stapleton

[ Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 0 comments ]

Behavior Frontiers offers solutions to help children with autism and other special needs reach their potential using state-of-the-art applied behavior analysis (ABA) training and treatment programs. The California-based company recently opened a location in Northfield, and would like to tell you a bit about what they do:

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
ABA treatment programs focus on applying behavior methods to help improve the behaviors, as well as the overall quality of life, of children with autism and other special needs. Behavior methods include teaching and rewarding children’s desired behaviors, such as following instructions, sharing, and using sounds/words to communicate, while at the same time not rewarding children’s problem behaviors, such as noncompliance, tantrums, and aggression.

The goal of ABA treatment is to find what motivates and interests each child so that these enjoyable items and activities can be used to encourage children to learn new skills and to ultimately become more independent!

Now Accepting Clients in Denver!
Behavior Frontiers recently opened a Colorado location in Denver, right here in Stapleton!  We are accepting new clients with autism or other special needs into our applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment programs. Our comprehensive treatment program is conducted in the child’s natural setting, such as his/her home, school, or community. Our highly-trained team of behavior supervisors and instructors work together with family members and other professionals to target the reduction of problem behaviors and the improvement of a variety of age-appropriate skills, such as socialization and communication.

Contact Behavior Frontiers
To learn more about our ABA training and treatment programs, visit our website at: http://www.behaviorfrontiers.com/denver-co/

To inquire about services for your child, please call our intake team at: 888-922-2843

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Recycle Your Old Manual Trash Cans in Stapleton on July 30

[ Monday, July 25, 2016 | 0 comments ]

Out With the Old, In With the New!

Between July 18th and July 29th, Denver Solid Waste Management is switching its Stapleton customers to a standardized, cart-based trash service utilizing City-issued trash carts. To help get rid of unwanted manual trash containers after this transition, Denver Recycles is hosting a one-day recycling collection event for these containers. Mark your calendar today, and bring them your old, unwanted trash cans to be recycled or repurposed on July 30th. No other items will be accepted at this collection event.

Saturday, July 30th
Bill Roberts School Parking Lot
2100 Akron Way
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

The switch to trash carts is part of the “Master Plan for Managing Solid Waste in the Mile High City.” The citywide transition to a cart-based trash collection system provides many benefits, including:

  • Cleaner Alleys and Neighborhoods: Carts reduce illegal dumping and litter.
      
  • Increased Recycling: Carts have proven to increase recycling.
      
  • Improved Collection Efficiency: Switching to one type of service citywide helps increase the overall efficiency of Solid Waste Management collections.

For more answers and to stay up-to-date on the cart conversion, visit DenverGov.org/SolidWastePlan or call 311 (720-913-1311).


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Cirque du Soleil's TORUK- The First Flight

[ Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 0 comments ]

Photo: Errisson Lawrence Costumes: Kym Barrett  © 2015 Cirque du Soleil
This visually stunning new production from the prolific Cirque du Soleil is set to hit Denver's Pepsi Center from July 21-24th.  TORUK  is inspired by James Cameron's mega-hit and Oscar award winning movie AVATARand transports you to the world of Pandora in a an all immersive live setting.  

Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First
Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and
before any humans ever set foot on Pandora.


Photo: Errisson Lawrence Costumes: Kym Barrett  © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

TORUK – The First Flight will perform at Pepsi Center on the following dates:

§  Thursday, July 21 at 7:30pm
§  Friday, July 22 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
§  Saturday, July 23 at 4pm and 8:00pm
§  Sunday, July 24 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm


The show is here for a very limited engagement, click here for tickets!

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Go See Beautiful- The Carole King Musical at the Buell July 19th-31st

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By Stapleton Moms


The national touring production of Beautiful--The Carole King Musical opened Tuesday night on its latest stop--Denver's Temple Buell Theater. A full house was on-hand for the show that's been taking Broadway by storm since its opening over two years ago on Broadway--garnering  a host of Tony and Drama Desk Awards, plus the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
The amazing and beautiful story covers King's early years when she changed her name from Carol Klein to Carole King--breaking into the tough record business as a teenager, and goes on to chronicle her role in a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful.  The show is a touching, rollicking romp and is one of the best musicals I have seen at DCPA this year.  Highly recommend!

Show Info:
Jul 19 - Jul 31, 2016
Denver Center for the Performing Arts- The Buell Theatre
Denvercenter.org for tickets
Run Time: Appx. 2 hours, 30 minutes plus 15 minute intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at: $25
Age Recommendation: 11+



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