Jul
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PALS Chess Camps
Jul 7 – Aug 1 all-day

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Our summer chess camps include five days of chess learning, playing, and tons of FUN!         

For many children, this experience is one of the highlights of their summer.

Camp Description Time is divided equally between learning and playing, and students are divided into groups (after a preliminary assessment) based on skill level.  We will have one 20-minute recess in the morning and another in the afternoon.  Water and healthy snacks will be provided during each recess.  Lunch is from 12:00-1:00pm each day; full-day students must bring their own lunch.  Half-day students are welcome to stay for lunch as well.

  • Students learn tactics and strategies in all phases of chess (opening, middlegame, endgame)
  • Group challenges and presentations reinforce students’ teamwork and leadership skills
  • Special activities like bughouse (team chess), battleship chess, piece mazes, chess stories and riddles, creative problem-composing and problem-solving, and more!
  • Students learn about chess history through analysis of famous games and historical anecdotes
  •  On the last day of chess camp (Friday) at 3:30pm we will have group presentations for parents and an awards ceremony with prizes for all!  Each camper will receive their own tournament chess set, a PALS Chess Academy t-shirt and a personalized certificate.

 

Click here for Online Registration

Dates and Locations

June 23-28:  Hebrew Educational Alliance (3600 S Ivanhoe St, Denver, CO 80237)

July 7-11:  Platte River Academy (4085 Lark Sparrow St, Littleton, CO 80126)

July 14-18: Stober Elementary School (2300 Urban St, Lakewood, CO 80215)

July 21-25:  Skyview Presbyterian Church (251 E Sterne Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122)

July 28-August 1: Skyview Presbyterian Church (251 E Sterne Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122)

 

Full-day schedule:  9:00am–4:00pm each day.  Pre-discount Cost: $315

Half-day morning schedule:  9:00am–12pm.  Pre-discount Cost: $185

Half-day afternoon schedule: 1pm – 4:00pm.  Pre-discount Cost: $185

 

Jul
28
Mon
Family Yoga @ Yo Mama Yoga Boulder
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Jammie Speyer of Everyday Yogis aspires to bring the benefits of yoga to every BODY, every DAY. Join her for an hour of fun family fitness, every Monday and Saturday morning at Yo Mama Yoga in Boulder. 

Prenatal Yoga @ Yo Mama Yoga Boulder
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jammie Speyer of Everyday Yogis aspires to bring the benefits of yoga to every BODY, every DAY. Join her for an hour of wellness and relaxation for you and your growing baby, every Monday and Saturday morning at Yo Mama Yoga in Boulder. 

Jul
29
Tue
Summer Group Violin Lessons @ Mi Vida Strings
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$50/month includes 8 classes AND a rental instrument!

Classes for ages 5+ taught by award winning music educators, Eric and Michele Trujillo. Classes are filling up quickly, don’t miss out! 

violin lessons

 

Jul
30
Wed
Adams County Fair @ Adams County Fairgrounds
Jul 30 – Aug 3 all-day

Adams County Fair brings good old fashioned fun including Rodeo, Truck Pull, Demolition Derby, local and national musicians, arts, handicrafts, food, 4-H judging, rides, street performers, and more! 

August 1 is 9News Kids Day at the Fair

9NEWS Kids Day at the Fair! Friday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Platte Valley Medical Center Children’s Pavilion. Come out an enjoy the climbing wall, obstacle course, petting zoo, pony rides, jungle bounce house, and a resource fair that will include -

  • Girl Scouts
  • Valley Bank & Trust
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Morrison Nature Center
  • Kidz Quilts
  • United Power
  • Adams County Sheriff’s Office – Finger Print ID Kits
  • Brighton Fire Rescue District – Fire House Safety
  • We Kick 2 Inc.
  • Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
  • Bromley Park Dental
  • Adams County Storm Water Management
  • ATA Karate for Kids
  • Denver Zoo
  • Chick Fil A Cow
  • Denver Dance Stars
  • Bling a Bag Contest – open to kids of all ages
  • Platte Valley Medical Center – Mom & Baby Corner
  • Community Reach Center – Flood Recovery Program

 

Jul
31
Thu
Summer Group Violin Lessons @ Mi Vida Strings
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$50/month includes 8 classes AND a rental instrument!

Classes for ages 5+ taught by award winning music educators, Eric and Michele Trujillo. Classes are filling up quickly, don’t miss out! 

violin lessons

 

Ladies Night @ Shoot Indoors
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shoot Indoors is the north area’s premiere new indoor shooting range. 10 spacious, well-ventilated lanes, free gun safety classes, special events and activities, and friendly, knowledgeable staff. 

It’s Ladies’ night from 6PM to 9PM! Ladies shoot for just $10!!! We have pink targets and free gun rentals!! (New shooters still have to do the one time $10 New Shooter Fee to get you in the system)

While you’re here, be sure to stop by the ChArmed and Dangerous booth for beautiful jewelry and accessories handcrafted from spent bullet casings. 

 

Aug
1
Fri
Colorado Day and Choose Colorado Tour Kickoff! @ History Colorado Center
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Colorado Proud is launching its second annual Choose Colorado Tour on August 1 – the state’s “birthday” – at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The 27-day, statewide road trip across Colorado’s agricultural landscape kicks-off with a farmers’ market offering fresh produce and statewide ag products and a community celebration for the tour’s departure. The History Colorado Center will also be hosting a free, two-day Colorado Day celebration that will include food, music, dance, hands-on activities and a chance to recognize how Colorado’s past has shaped who we are as a state and people today.

The free day at History Colorado Center opens to the public at 10:30 a.m. August 1st. History Colorado Center, located at 1200 Broadway in Denver, is extending free admission through the Center’s closing at 5 p.m. that day.

Search “Choose Colorado Tour” for all the tour stops throughout the month of August, and to find one near you!

Four Mile Historic Park Free Day @ Four Mile Historic Park
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Travel back to 1859…for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum – a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals! On the first Friday of each month, Four Mile Historic Park is offering free general admission, courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

APEX Center Family Night Out @ Arvada APEX Center
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm

Spend some QT with your family at the premier recreation center in the state. Fee includes dinner and snacks, all APEX activities (ice skating, rock wall climbing, swimming, indoor playground, basketball, volleyball) as well as special games and programming. 

Advance registration is required

Aug
2
Sat
Bank of America “Museums On Us” @ History Colorado Center
Aug 2 – Aug 3 all-day
Beginning June 7th-8th, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can access History Colorado in Denver for free through Museums on Us!  The program enables cardholders to get free admission to more than 150 institutions across the nation for free during the first full weekend of every month. This is the first time a museum based in Colorado has been part of the program.
To qualify for the Museums on Us program, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch customers simply present their credit or debit  card and a valid photo ID to gain one free general admission* for the cardholder to any participating institution’s general collection. 
To learn more about History Colorado Center, read our recent review 
For a complete listing of Museums on Us participating museums and other program information, visitwww.bankofamerica.com/museums.
 
*MOU is not valid for special exhibitions, fundraising events or ticketed shows. Not to be combined with any other discounts or offers. Free admission does not guarantee reservation. Offer valid the first full weekend of each month through December 6 and 7, 2014.
 
Colorado Renaissance Festival
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

 Good King Henry invites you to the 2014 Colorado Renaissance Festival.

For our 38th season, we take you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more.

Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s seven stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created. Impromptu encounters with the royalty and peasantry of Tudor England are commonplace.

You’ll meet all kinds, from jousters to jugglers to minstrels to maidens faire, all schooled in the art of interactive theater! Much new entertainment has been summoned by Good King Henry for this glorious season. For eight special summer weekends enjoy family fun for children and magical times for adults.

 
 

 

Denver Art Museum Free Day @ Denver Art Museum
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 3:00 am

The first Saturday of every month is a free day at the DAM! Saturdays are a great time to bring the kiddos-on weekends, the museum checks out backpacks and Art Tubes to families that contain games, puzzles, art activities, and a family friendly guide through the galleries. Also on weekends are the Create and Take stations, where staff instructs your children in a fun and creative activity to bring home! 

The Art Museum has something for everyone, boasting one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in the western US.

Family Yoga @ Yo Mama Yoga Boulder
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Jammie Speyer of Everyday Yogis aspires to bring the benefits of yoga to every BODY, every DAY. Join her for an hour of fun family fitness, every Monday and Saturday morning at Yo Mama Yoga in Boulder. 

Prenatal Yoga @ Yo Mama Yoga Boulder
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jammie Speyer of Everyday Yogis aspires to bring the benefits of yoga to every BODY, every DAY. Join her for an hour of wellness and relaxation for you and your growing baby, every Monday and Saturday morning at Yo Mama Yoga in Boulder. 

Aug
3
Sun
Colorado Renaissance Festival
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

 Good King Henry invites you to the 2014 Colorado Renaissance Festival.

For our 38th season, we take you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more.

Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s seven stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created. Impromptu encounters with the royalty and peasantry of Tudor England are commonplace.

You’ll meet all kinds, from jousters to jugglers to minstrels to maidens faire, all schooled in the art of interactive theater! Much new entertainment has been summoned by Good King Henry for this glorious season. For eight special summer weekends enjoy family fun for children and magical times for adults.

 
 

 

11th Annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival @ Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The sounds of string bands and bluegrass music will drift across Buffalo Bill’s grave at the 10th Annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival. The festival annually highlights both established and new musical talent from Colorado’s Front Range communities. Sponsored by the Buffalo Bill Museum and funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, this FREE event will be on Sunday, August 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Artists TBD

Boulder History Museum Free First Sundays @ Boulder History Museum
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Boulder History Museum provides engaging educational experiences for people to explore the continuing history of the Boulder region. The Museum collects, preserves and presents Boulder history in order to connect them with the past, provide a context for the present and inspire a vision for the future.

The Boulder History Museum is located in the Harbeck-Bergheim House, a designated Historic Landmark, and is adjacent to Beach Park which provides a great picnic spot and play area after your Museum visit. 

Explore Boulder’s rich history within the interactive exhibits, and let the kids run off some energy in the Discovery Room!

SewFA Lounge: A Sewing and Fiber Arts Lounge @ TACtile Textile Arts Center
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

TACtile will be hosting open houses for you to come spend the afternoon with like-minded fiber folks sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting or any craft you are interested in.  We have large tables, great lighting and even lockers to hold your projects between sessions.  We are happy to help you with your current project or teach you how to sew.

Sunday afternoons from noon to 4pm for the Sewfa Lounge – an opportunity to sew with an expert.  Get your questions answered, get expert help, use our industrial machine, and just have fun with new friends.

Donations accepted.