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Toddler Tour de France welcomes hundreds of tiny riders

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers — some still in diapers — will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship July 20 and 21 at Central Park and …

Food, fun and sun at Westminster's Fourth of July celebration

Crowd gathered in Westminster City Park to eat, play and listen to music and watch acrobats, all part of the city’s July 4 Celebration. Residents are invited to set up tents and umbrellas at the …

Cars, stars and cakes at Northglenn July 4 celebration

Northglenn’s annual July 4 traditions took center stage again this year at E.B. Raines Jr. Park as volunteers fed breakfast pancakes to hungry attendees and then made room for the annual four mile …
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Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes …

Musical brings theater back to Olde Town

Before raising children, Deanna Giles studied theater and music. Now, as an empty-nester, she is getting back to her passion — which led her to write a full-length musical with 16 songs titled, …
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‘The Arsonists’ is haunting look at power of family ties

The theater was dark already when we arrived at Benchmark Theatre on a Sunday evening for a performance of “The Arsonists” (perhaps a bit too dark). And there was a soundtrack of crickets and …
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Making a splash at area’s parks and splash pads

There are about 97 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year, which means there's a good chance residents are going to need to find ways to beat the heat several times as the summer goes on.
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Options abound for fireworks fun

Independence Day offers a wealth of options for those looking to see the night sky lit up with color and sound. One of the biggest celebrations has been held at Denver’s Civic Center Park for the …

Jazz group brings sparkling sound to stages in area

When vocalist Steve Lippia joins the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra at the Arvada Center on July 21, the audience will time-travel to 1966 to hear music from the classic jazz album, “Basie and …

Renaissance Festival comes to life

The Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur opened its doors for the second weekend this summer last weekend. The festival, inspired by the 16th Century, boasts a village of permanent structures …
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Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an …

Don’t let your sleep get shorter as summer days get longer

Summer is a time of abundance, everything from fresh vegetables in your garden to long hours of sunshine. The abundance of sunshine will provide our bodies with vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, …
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Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …
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PrideFest returning for 44th year

Although it has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, Denver’s PrideFest can trace its roots all the way back to 1975. And this year’s event is going to be the biggest yet. “We’re going …

Some pointers on how to get kids into fly fishing

Trout fishing is on the rise (pardon the pun) becoming the most intriguing and interesting fishing style being pursued today. This growing interest is surfacing among both genders and in all age’s …
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