Saturday, May 30, check-in starts at 9:00 at the Platte River Bar and Grill
Take a ride into the foothills and back down for stops that include elder care facilities, where “YES elders can take a spin!” Great Ride, Food, Fun, Silent Auction, Prizes. Make a Difference in the lives of hundreds of nursing home elders AND at-risk youth by supporting the important work of Bessie’s Hope. Put smiles on the nursing home elders’ faces, just by being there with your bikes! A Poker Run like no other. $20 entry fee; $5 for passenger. Register online at www.bessieshope.org Or call 303-830-9037.
Airshow coming to Aurora Reservoir
Feel the thunder when the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron—otherwise known as the Thunderbirds—bursts across the Aurora sky for the first time in more than 18 years at the Rocky Mountain Airshow.
Slated for May 29 to 31 at Aurora Reservoir, this incredible event will feature the Thunderbirds jet team demonstrating a full-scale aerobatic show packed with tricks and turns guaranteed to thrill crowds of all ages. Recently seen flying over Super Bowl XLIX, the team will be joined by dozens of additional aerobatic acts and static ground displays from fire rescue planes to helicopters.
Hands-on activities and the Kids’ Adventure Zone are free with event admission so bring the whole family for the Friday Night Twilight & Firework Show from 4 to 10 p.m., or both daytime shows Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special ticket prices are available online at RMAirshow.com, along with full event details and performance line up. Pets are not permitted at the event.
Find full event details at www.RMAirshow.com and please join us at Aurora Reservoir Park May 29th, 30th and 31st.
PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty-six PurpleStride events, including PurpleStride Denver 2015 presented by Educational Measures. These events are critical in raising awareness and funds that advance research and support patients and loved ones with a promise of a better tomorrow. Join us for PurpleStride Denver on June 28th at Washington Park to help us make strides against pancreatic cancer. Enjoy a day filled with children's activities, music, refreshments, our ShopPurple store, and more! Register Online
May is American Stroke Month and we’re asking everyone to learn how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., because anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be ready. F.A.S.T. is:
F - Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
A - Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S - Speech Difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like, “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
T - Time to call 9-1-1: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Calling 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke gives someone a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug and medical devices that may make a remarkable difference in their recovery. Join other stroke heroes who have the free “Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.” app at StrokeAssociation.org.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:30am registration begins, 8:30am walk begins
Denver Performing Arts Complex, Downtown Denver
This 5K fun walk mobilizes the community to promote fun, fitness and to help save lives from heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of all Americans. The Heart and Stroke Walk is free to all ages and conducted annually by local volunteers. Fundraising is encouraged. Companies, organizations, groups, families and friends can form walk teams to raise funds and awareness to help fight heart disease and stroke through physical activity.
The festival before and after the walk is complete with: free food, giveaways, health screenings, fitness assessments, a kid’s activity area, music and entertainment. To join a team or start your own, visit www.denverheartwalk.org or call 303-801-4656 today!
Saturday, June 6, 2015 10am - 8pm
Sunday, June 7, 2015 10am - 7pm
Civic Center Park
Colorado celebrates its annual Rite of Summer at the For two days, the streets are closed and filled with music, juggling, wonderful arts and crafts, delicious food, families, friends and laughter as the people of Colorado celebrate this annual Rite of Summer!
On Saturday, June 6th at 8pm enjoy Coors Light’s Kick off to Summer Party a FREE concert by The Samples followed by a movie in the park – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!
Whether you are looking for unique gifts, want to sip a glass of wine and listen to jazz, enjoy free and low-cost kids activities, check out local nonprofits doing important work on behalf of our community, taste a variety of unique menu items, or simply people-watch on a beautiful summer day, the People’s Fair is the place to be.
You also can also win tickets to see Kenny Chesney at Sports Authority field courtesy of Blue Chair Bay Rum. Winner will be drawn at the Coors Light Main Stage on Sunday June 7th at 5pm. Must be present to win.
For more information about the People’s Fair, the concert & movie in the park and how to win Kenny Chesney tickets visit PeoplesFair.com
Heart & Soul Benefit Show
20th Anniversary Celebration!
Thursday, June 18, 7pm
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Attend a special evening of song and dance benefitting Colorado Vincentian Volunteers. Heart & Soul 2015 features the incomparable Hazel Miller Band,
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and singer/songwriter Fr. Patrick Dolan.
Celebrate CVV’s 20th Anniversary while supporting those in need.
Colorado Vincentian Volunteers is a faith based volunteer corps of young adults ages 22-30. CVV’s volunteers serve homeless youth and adults, children in inner-city schools, those who are medically indigent, low income seniors, and economically disadvantaged women and families who are in need of emergency assistance. Support CVV on their journey of helping young adults make a difference in the lives of others and in the process, finding their own lives changed for good.
Open to the public.
Admission: $15 students, $35 adults, $60 patrons, group rates available www.newmantix.com/cvv
303.863.8141 or 303.871.7720
Free parking in the Newman Center garage
Ice cream and cookies reception
Can’t attend? Donate to www.covivo.org
26th Annual Do At The Zoo
Join Denver’s wild party animals for the Zoo’s best gala ever, featuring more than 60 of Denver’s top restaurants serving their best menu items. Guests also will experience live music, dancing and close-up animal encounters in the incomparable setting of Denver Zoo at twilight. Proceeds from this year’s event support Denver Zoo’s education efforts, which aim to ignite a passion for science in young children through formal and informal programs at the Zoo, as well as outreach in the community. This event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, with a VIP party that includes dinner provided by special VIP caterer, Chef Jennifer Jasinski of Crafted Concepts, offering foods from restaurants Rioja, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, Bistro Vendome and Stoic & Genuine. Gates will open at 7 p.m. for regular ticket holders.
Tickets are on sale now at www.denverzoo.org/doatthezoo
Learn how to outsmart your toddler during the sometimes trying and challenging time of potty-training. We will discuss toilet-training basics and how to deal with toilet training resistance and pitfalls. Get tips on making the whole process easier for you and your child! For more information visit ChildrensColorado.org/events
August 17, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Children's Hospital Colorado is sponsoring a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! Join us for yoga, art and lots of fun activities. For more information visit ChildrensColorado.org/events
There are 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and the day he or she turns 18. That may sound like a lot when your kids are very young, but the years pass quickly. At each developmental stage, from the time your child first sits up, learns to walk, ride a bicycle, and ultimately drive, there are new opportunities for making the most of family time. This talk will guide parents in choosing age-appropriate, fun and memorable family activities for all the stages of childhood. For more information visit ChildrensColorado.org/events