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Animal Affairs

Animal Affairs

For information about volunteering for other animal-related nonprofits, see listings under Volunteer Opportunities.

Butterfly Pavilion
Explore a lush tropical rain forest brimming with butterflies, then settle in for a visit with Rosie, the center’s “famous” (and friendly) tarantula. Regular daytime admission is only $1 if it’s your birthday. 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 303-469-5441. See a list of events for all ages at www.butterflies.org.
Sept. 15: Monarch Day, 9am-5pm

Colorado Horse Rescue
Nonprofit CHR provides emergency relief, shelter, care and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. Volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks. 10386 N. 65th St., Longmont; www.chr.org.
Sept. 22: Mane Event Fundraiser (see listing under Benefits & Fundraisers)

Denver Zoo
Visit one of the zoo’s newest residents, Baby Ruth the sloth, and more than 4,200 other amazing animals. Watch African penguin feeding daily at 10:15am, and interact with the llama keepers as they care for their charges at 1:30pm. The zoo’s calendar is full of special events and classes all year long. 2300 Steele St., 303-376-4800; www.denverzoo.org.
Sept. 13: The Watering Hole: Adult Lecture Series, 5:30-8:30pm
Oct. 20-21 & 27-28: Boo at the Zoo
Nov. 9 & 12: SCFD Free Days

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Greenwood rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wildlife for release into appropriate habitats, and it treats nearly 3,500 mammals, birds and waterfowl every year. The center offers education programs, release-site programs and numerous volunteer opportunities, plus a thrift shop and consignment gallery at 3600 Arapahoe Ave. www.greenwoodwildlife.org.
Sept. 7: Wild Night for Wildlife (see listing under Benefits & Fundraisers)

Humane Society of Boulder Valley
The shelter cares for more than 8,000 animals each year, and 93 percent are successfully adopted or reunited with their families. The society also offers classes for dogs, trains volunteers to work with the animals and provides veterinary services to the public. 2323 55th St., 303-442-4030; www.boulderhumane.org.
Sept. 23: 29th Annual Doggie Dash (see listing under Benefits & Fundraisers)

Longmont Humane Society
Besides caring for more than 4,000 animals every year, LHS offers dog training and low-cost veterinary services such as vaccinations, spaying, neutering and dentistry. 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. The thrift store is at 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 216. 303-772-1232; www.longmonthumane.org.
Oct. 6: Paws in the Park (see listing under Benefits & Fundraisers)

Medicine Horse Program
Medicine Horse Program is a nonprofit that enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults and families through therapeutic interaction with horses. Volunteers are always needed. MHP is at 8778 Arapahoe Road. www.medicinehorse.org.
Fall, TBA: Here and Now with Horses, mindfulness and meditation (check online)

The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Meander along the “Mile into the Wild” elevated catwalk as you look for Eddy the black leopard, grizzly bears Gaika and Masha, Kanookie the lynx, and hundreds of other large carnivores. The sanctuary is east of Boulder in Keenesburg, off Highway 52. Check online for ticket prices and other info before going. 303-536-0118; www.thewildanimalsanctuary.org.

ArtEvents

Art Events

For more art-related events, see individual listings in our Galleries section. For classes, see listings under Classes. For holiday arts and crafts shows, see listings under Holiday Events.

Art Parts Creative Reuse Center
This community nonprofit inspires and promotes creativity through reuse. Art Parts accepts donations of reusable art, craft and school materials from individuals and businesses, and then sells them at a discount to the public. It also hosts Bricolage Gallery, which exhibits art made from found objects. 2870 Bluff St.; check www.artpartsboulder.org for hours and donation information.

Arts Longmont Studio Tour
Sept. 29-30: Visit the studios of more than 50 artists, watch them in action and get the chance to purchase paintings, photographs, ceramics, fiber arts and more. A preview of tour artists is on display Sept. 7-30 at 372 Main St. See more about Arts Longmont under Arts Events/Galleries. www.artslongmont.org.

Boulder Art Association
Rotating works by BAA members are on display year-round at businesses throughout the county; check the website for a schedule. The association also holds monthly meetings and other events. 303-444-9922; www.boulderartassociation.org.

Boulder Art Therapy Collective
Boulder Art Therapy Collective is “an environment that inspires people to freely share and make art together in community” through weekly workshops, open studios and clinical trainings. Group and individual art-therapy counseling sessions are available. 1400 Lee Hill Road, #7; www.boulderarttherapycollective.com.
Mondays: Art for the Heart Group, 6:15-8:15pm
Tuesdays:
Tuesday Night Stress Relief and Relaxation Art Group, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursdays: Altered Book Club, 6-8pm

Boulder County Arts Alliance
BCAA provides information and resources for and about the artists and art organizations in the area. The group also maintains an online calendar of countywide arts events and hosts monthly Business of Arts workshops. www.bouldercountyarts.org.
Sept. 12, Oct. 3 & Oct. 10: Business of Arts Workshops (see schedule online)

Boulder Creative Collective: Warehouse
BCC’s Warehouse is an event space and gallery where Boulder-area residents “can connect with art through exciting and unexpected events.” It offers art exhibits, classes, social hours for artists, and a Community Critique every other month where artists can share their work and get constructive feedback. BCC is at 2500 47th St. #10 (the yellow door). www.bouldercreativecollective.com.

Boulder Metalsmithing Association
2nd Saturdays: BoMA’s monthly demonstrations are open to the public ($5 for nonmembers) and feature techniques and tips about the metal arts. Past topics included knife making, direct casting and torch-fired enameling. Subscribe to the group’s Meetup site to RSVP and find out the venue, which varies depending on the time of year. The group also hosts events, sales and hands-on workshops at 4919 Broadway, Unit 14. www.bouldermetalsmiths.com.

Boulder Open Studios Fall Artist Tour
Oct. 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21: For more than 20 years, this self-guided tour of artists’ studios has connected artists with people who love and appreciate art. At various Boulder locations; check www.openstudios.org for more details, which weren’t available at press time.

Boulder Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
Nov. 1-4: Shop for fine sculptures and functional ceramic pieces at this annual sale that features works by more than 50 local potters and other artists. Friday Night Artist Reception, 6-8pm, is open to the public. At Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. See www.boulderpottersguild.org for details.

Boulder Public Library: Yarn-fiti Knit-In
Sept. 16: Communal, self-directed work session is for knitters, crocheters and other fiber artists to help craft yarn pieces for a community yarn installation in the Canyon Gallery this fall. 2-4pm in the Mt. Sanitas room at the main library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.; www.boulderlibrary.org.

Farmers’ Market Artisan Shows
Juried shows are held in conjunction with the Boulder and Longmont Farmers Markets—2nd Saturdays in Boulder and 4th Saturdays in Longmont through October. www.bcfm.org.

Firefly Handmade Fall Market
Sept. 15-16: Firefly’s Fall Market is part of Fall Fest on Pearl Street Mall. Enjoy artisan booths, live music, food and drink, and children’s activities Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. www.fireflyhandmade.com.

Handmade in Colorado Expo
Oct. 6-7: 10th-annual juried event showcases handcrafted goods from Colorado artisans working in paper, glass, fiber, clay, paint, food and more. In Boulder’s Central Park, 9am-6pm Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday. www.coloradoevents.org.

Handweavers Guild Annual Show & Sale
Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Annual guild sale offers handcrafted works in fiber, handknits, clothing, baskets and more. The juried members’ showcase is themed “Reflections on Climate Change,” with works exploring the ways in which climate change affects our lives and how the Earth might look in 20, 50 or 100 years from now. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. See www.handweaversofboulder.org for hours and other details.

Ignite Boulder
Sept. 20: See listing under Forums/Lectures/Workshops.

Lafayette Art Night Out
Sept. 14: See listing under Community Festivals. www.cityoflafayette.com/ano.

Longmont Art in Public Places Tours
The Longmont Bike Map (available online or at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center) shows the locations of the 100-plus works in Longmont’s impressive public art collection, so you can design your own walking, biking or driving tour. AIPP also hosts guided tours via bike or walking; check the AIPP section of www.longmontcolorado.gov or AIPP’s Facebook page for dates as they’re added.

Longmont Second Fridays
2nd Fridays: Galleries and arts organizations in downtown Longmont join to present special openings, promotions and activities for all ages, 6-9pm. www.downtownlongmont.com.

Louisville Art Association
The nonprofit LAA hosts members’ shows, student shows, meetings, demos, workshops and classes; check www.louisvilleart.org for a schedule. LAA is at 801 Grant Ave., Louisville. www.louisvilleart.org.
Sept.1-9: National Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale
Sept. 20-22: Studio Landscape Painting Workshop

Rigid Heddle Weavers Meet-Up
2nd Fridays: Beginning and amateur weavers meet up twice a month with loom in hand to share ideas and spark new ones. There’s no instructor; just a group of arty fiber enthusiasts looking to inspire and be inspired by others. 11am-1pm at Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. www.boulderlibrary.org.

Quilt-A-Fair
Sept. 21-22: Annual show and sale features dozes on talented fabric artists showcasing their handcrafted quilts and quilt-related items. 9am-5pm at Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. www.coloradoquiltcouncil.com.

 

Benefits & Fundraisers

Benefits & Fundraisers

BMoCA: “Artmix”
Sept. 21: Live and silent auctions for luxury travel, contemporary art, adventure packages and more benefit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibitions and education programs. There’s also live music, dinner and cocktails. 6-9pm at BMoCA, 1750 13th St. www.bmoca.org.

Boulder Bridge House: Farm to Table Dinner
Sept. 6: Annual dinner gives trainees in Bridge House’s Ready to Work program a chance to show off their culinary skills while also raising funds for crucial programs. 6pm at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons; one ticket option includes transportation to and from Lyons. Info: www.boulderbridgehouse.org.

Boulder County AIDS Project: Local Legends Gala
Oct. 21: With a theme this year of “World Class Rock Against AIDS,” BCAP’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a five-course gourmet meal, live and silent auctions, and inspiring stories from Local Legends honorees. Find ticket info and more details at www.bcap.org.

Boulder County Crop Hunger Walk
Oct. 21: Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk raises funds (nearly $40,000 last year) to fight hunger at home and abroad. This year’s race host is Community United Church of Christ, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. Register at www.bouldercropwalk.org.

Boulder Philharmonic: Glitter!
Nov. 3: Help the Boulder Phil expand performance education across the area and spark the next generation of musical artists. At the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport; see times and ticket info at www.boulderphil.org.

Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Sept. 9: Since 2003, this annual bike race has raised nearly $1.5 million for promising students in CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences. There are seven different courses to choose from, including the 110-mile Buff Epic with a 9,155-foot elevation gain. www.buffalobicycleclassic.com.

Central City Opera Guild: L’Esprit de Noel
November, TBA: Yearly holiday home tour and holiday boutique is considered one of Denver’s signature holiday events, and proceeds benefit the guild. Find updated details at www.centralcityopera.org.

Colorado Horse Rescue: Mane Event 24 Carrot Gala
Sept. 22: Meet the horses of CHR as you bid on silent auction items, enjoy a three-course dinner, and help raise crucial funds for CHR’s important work. At the Boulder Jewish Community Center; get ticket info at www.chr.org.

EFAA Celebration 2018
Oct. 13: Celebrate 100 years of giving at the Emergency Family Assistance Association’s annual celebration that raises funds to assist struggling families in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Includes cocktails, a seated gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music. 5:30pm-midnight at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield. www.efaa.org.

Gala for Tibet Fundraiser
Sept. 22: This annual event benefits the Tibetan Village Project and includes dinner and drinks, live music, an offering chant, a live auction, and a Tibetan circle dance. 6pm at Naropa’s 55th and Arapahoe location. Click the “events” tab at www.naropa.edu to learn more.

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center: Wild Night for Wildlife
Sept. 7: Sip cocktails, enjoy a buffet dinner, browse silent and live auction items, and more as you help make a difference in the lives of orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. 5:30-9:30pm at UCAR Event Center, 3080 Center Green Drive. www.greenwoodwildlife.org.

Humane Society of Boulder Valley: Doggie Dash
Sept. 23: Annual Doggie Dash 2-mile stroll and fun run for humans and their doggies is a benefit for the thousands of animals cared for each year at the shelter. 10am at the Boulder Reservoir. Post-race activities include live music and an awards ceremony. www.boulderhumane.org.

Intercambio: La Fiesta
Sept. 8: The annual La Fiesta, billed as Boulder County’s “largest multicultural social event,” helps Intercambio continue their work with providing intercultural and educational opportunities locally. Includes drinks, food, live music and dancing. 6:30pm at Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. www.intercambioweb.org.

Longmont Humane Society: Paws in the Park
Oct. 6: 5k walk/run, a benefit for the Longmont Humane Society, also includes a pet parade, pet contests, demonstrations, pet-related vendors and refreshments. 9am-1pm at Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. Details: www.longmonthumane.org.

Medicine Horse Program Fall Benefit
October, TBA: Meet the center’s fall foals, ride a horse and learn about equine-assisted psychotherapy at MHP’s annual fundraiser. 8778 Arapahoe Road; get updated details at www.medicinehorse.org.

OUR Center Fall Benefit: Sunflower Sundown
Sept. 29: Dance to live music from That Eighties Band, enjoy cuisine and beverages from area caterers and restaurants, and bid on live and silent auction items. Proceeds benefit Longmont’s OUR Center, which helps people move toward self-sufficiency. 220 Collyer St. in Longmont; check www.ourcenter.org for times and ticket details.

Realities For Children GOLF TOURNAMENT
Sept. 17: RFCBC’s fourth-annual golf tournament, Realities FORE Children, begins with an 8am shotgun start at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie. Registration includes prizes, beer, contests, and a post-event BBQ lunch on the patio. Register at www.rfcbc.org.

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley 5K Race Against Domestic Violence
Sept. 15: Annual event for the whole family helps raise awareness about domestic violence and provides crucial funds to help support survivors and families. Preregistration recommended. 8am check-in at Dawson Park on the southeast side of McIntosh Lake in Longmont. www.safeshelterofstvrain.org.

Souper Bowlder
October, TBA: The annual Souper Bowlder fundraiser, presented by the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, benefits local nonprofits. Ticket price includes a handcrafted ceramic bowl and soup. Find details at www.boulderartsandcrafts.com.
There With Care:

Red Carpet Adventure 2018
Sept. 7: “An evening in the French Quarter” raises funds for There With Care, dedicated to helping children and families who are facing critical illness. Includes live musical performances, dinner and an auction. At the Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave. There’s also an event in Denver on Sept. 8. Tickets: www.therewithcare.org/redcarpet.

Thorne Nature Experience: Natural Night Out
Oct. 5: Listen to inspiring stories from environmental leaders, enjoy food and beverages, bid on auction items, and help celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Oak Thorne, the group’s founder. It’s all to benefit Thorne Nature Experience, which provides environmental education programs to underserved youth in the area. 5:30-9:30pm at Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave. Tickets: www.thornenature.org.

Voices for Children/CASA: Night of Hope
Sept. 20: Annual fundraiser helps support Voices for Children/CASA, a group that helps abused and neglected children and offers Court-Appointed Special Advocates. Event includes drinks, appetizers, a raffle for a luxury trip, live entertainment and stories from CASA volunteers. 5:30-8:30pm at Oskar Blues Oak Room, 1800 Pike Road #B in Longmont. www.vfccasa.org.

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center: 18th Annual Enchanted Forest
September, TBA: Enjoy a full day of activities for the whole family and help raise funds for the nonprofit Wild Bear’s nature center and educational opportunities. Events in Nederland and at Mud Lake include live music, children’s activities, food, magic and much more. See www.wildbear.org for the updated details.

WOW! On Tap
Oct. 5: “Play like a kid again” at this adults-only event featuring dinner, craft brews, live and silent auctions, and entertainment, all to benefit the museum’s exhibits and programs. 7-10pm at WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. www.wowchildrensmuseum.org.

Bicycling Events

Bicycling Events

Bike Rides/Races

We can pretty much bike year-round here in Boulder County, but summer is when the race circuit really heats up. Whether you ride for fun, ride for a cause or ride to train, many of these fill up early, so register far in advance.

Boulder Area Bicycle Adventures
See listing under Sports Events.

Boulder B-cycle
Boulder’s nonprofit bike-sharing system offers access to 300 bikes 24/7 at 40 stations around the city. Register at www.boulder.bcycle.com so you’re always ready when you want to ride—the tires are always inflated and there’s a handy basket on the front to carry your stuff.

Longmont Bike Night
Wednesdays in September: Fun, family-friendly rides of 6-8 miles gather weekly at 6:30pm. See the Longmont Bike Night Facebook page for details.

Longmont Zagster Bike Rental
Longmont’s bike-sharing program, run by Zagster and sponsored by Oskar Blues, features 50 cruiser bikes at 10 stations around town, available for hourly, monthly or yearly rates. Learn more and preregister at www.zagster.com/longmont.

Business Events

Business Events

Boulder Chamber
The Boulder Chamber, at 2440 Pearl St., hosts business-skills seminars, weekly leads groups, women’s leadership groups, Business After Hours and other programs; see www.boulderchamber.com for details and to register.
Sept. 26: Battle of the Industry Bands
Oct. 25: Membership Orientation
Nov. 8: Esprit Entrepreneur 2018

Boulder County Arts Alliance
BCAA hosts Business of Arts workshops for artists, with topics like grant writing and audience development. www.bouldercountyarts.org.

Boulder County Independent Business Alliance
BIBA hosts two series that bring together local business owners for lunchtime and happy-hour networking, plus meetings and how-to sessions. See www.boulderiba.org for the event calendar.

Boulder Small Business Development Center
The Boulder SBDC offers low-cost workshops on a variety of topics in both Boulder (at Boulder Public Library) and Longmont (528 Main St., Suite A). Check the event calendar at www.bouldersbdc.org.
Sept. 5: 6 Pillars of Launching an E-Commerce Store (Boulder)
Sept 18: Leveraging the Power of Instagram (Boulder)
Sept. 26 & Nov. 14: Startup Essentials (Boulder)
Oct.18: Startup Roadmap (Longmont)

Colorado Green Building Guild
CGBG is a nonprofit association of building professionals promoting healthier, resource-efficient homes and workplaces. It hosts monthly lunch presentations, roundtable discussions, house tours, member happy hours and other resources for professionals, homeowners and students. www.coloradogreenbuildingguild.org.
Sept 5: Financing Green Building
Sept. 19: Green Building 101: Pre-Tour Event
Sept. 29: Boulder Green Home Tour (see listing under Garden & Home Events)

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County
This Longmont-based organization is the main voice for Latino businesses and the issues affecting them in and around Boulder County. Members have access to business training, professional development, networking opportunities and advocacy. The group’s office is at 471 Main St. in Longmont. www.thelatinochamber.com.

Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce
The Longmont Chamber offers ongoing business networking events for members and nonmembers, plus members-only seminars, regular new-member orientations, leads groups, and occasional seminars that are free and open to all. www.longmontchamber.org.
Sept. 27: PEAK: 2018 Industry Showcase
Nov. 16: Membership Celebration & Annual Meeting

Children/Teens

Children’s/Teens’ Activities

For more events geared toward children, see listings under Animal Affairs, Classes and Nature/Outdoor Events.

Art Stop at BMoCA
Saturdays: The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art offers free, hands-on art activities for families every Saturday during the Boulder Farmers’ Market. Museum admission is also free during the market. 9am-1pm at BMoCA, 1750 13th St. www.bmoca.org.

Boulder Public Library Children’s Programs
Storytimes for little ones in different age groups start at 10:15am most days of the week at different library branches; there are also bilingual and musical offerings. Check www.boulderlibrary.org for the full schedule or call 303-441-3099.
Tuesdays: Lap Babies Storytime, 9:15am (Main Branch; 10:15am Meadows Branch)
Tuesdays: Youth Maker Hangout, 4-5:30pm (Main Branch)
Thursdays: Musical Story Time, 4pm, all ages (Main Branch)
Fridays: Playtime Storytime, 10:15am (Reynolds and Meadows Branches)
Saturdays: Spanish/English Storytime, 10:15am (NoBo Branch)
Sept. 8: Full STEAM Ahead: Paper Construction with CU Science Discovery, 11am-noon (Reynolds Branch)
Sept. 17: All Ages Storytime: Honeybee Waggle Dance, 10:15am (Meadows Branch)
Sept.22: Full STEAM Ahead: Make Your Own Bee’s Wraps (ages 7-12), 11am-12:30pm (Reynolds Branch)/3-4:30pm (Meadows Branch)

Boulder Public Library Teen Activities
The Boulder Public Library’s main location and its branches offer a variety of free programs for teenagers all year long, including a popular makerspace. 303-441-3099; www.boulderlibrary.org.
2nd Fridays: Movies@Meadows, 4-6pm (Meadows Branch)
Sept. 27: CHOPPED: Will It Waffle III?, 4:30pm (Main Branch)
Oct. 7: Purl Jam (learn to knit), 4pm (Meadows Branch)
Oct. 11: Taste Test Thursday: Cereal, 4:15pm (Main Branch)

CU Science Discovery
Science Discovery hosts after-school and day-off science classes, with hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities. Visit sciencediscovery.colorado.edu for the schedule and registration information.

CU Wizards Program
Monthly Wizards shows during the school year are free science programs geared toward 5th-through-9th-graders, but all ages are welcome. Held on the CU campus at either Duane Physics G1B30 or Cristol Chem 140. www.colorado.edu/cuwizards
Sept. 22: Illusion and Reality: The Science of Perception (Duane)
Oct. 20: Cloud Science (Duane)
Nov. 3: The Chemistry of Bread (Cristol)

Firehouse Art Center Saturday Art Experience
Saturdays: Crafty and creative kids can take part in weekly art classes at Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave. in Longmont. Ages 5-8, noon-12:45pm; ages 9-12, 1-2pm. $10; free for members. www.firehouseart.org.

Longmont Museum Discovery Days
Discovery Days is a low-cost program that allows preschool children (ages 2-5) and their parents/caregivers to engage in educational, hands-on art activities during the school year. See the schedule and registration info at www.longmontmuseum.org. The museum is at 400 Quail Road in Longmont.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Touch a cloud, tangle with a tornado, create a little chaos—NCAR’s science exhibits help kids learn about weather, climate and other earth-science topics. Free. Open 8am-5pm weekdays at 1850 Table Mesa Drive. scied.ucar.edu/exhibits.

Pages & Paws
Wednesdays: See listing under Literary Events.

Tinker Art Studio
This Boulder art studio, founded by educators and artists, offers classes for all age levels in many subjects, including painting, pottery and drawing. 693-B S. Broadway; www.tinkerartstudio.com.

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
The CU Museum of Natural History hosts workshops and other events all year long, including the program listed below. Free, but space is limited, so register by calling 303-492-1666 or emailing museum@colorado.edu. The museum is in the Henderson Building on the CU campus, 15th Street and Broadway. Find more details and registration info at cumuseum.colorado.edu.

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
See listing under Nature/Outdoor Events.

YMCA Teen Activities
The YMCA of Boulder Valley offers programs that help teens grow and give them a chance to connect with adults in a safe environment. 303-442-2778 (Mapleton Center), 303-664-5458 (Arapahoe Center); www.ymcabv.org.

Classes

Classes

For more classes, see listings under Food & Drink, Garden & Home, and Nature/Outdoor.

The Art Underground/The Arts Hub
The Art Underground, 901 Front St. in Louisville, and The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way in Lafayette, are nonprofit centers that offer classes for all ages in dance, theater, music, photography, film and visual arts. www.artunder.org.

Boulder CPR & First Aid
Certified American Red Cross instructors teach first aid, CPR, babysitting and lifeguarding. Classes are held at various locations throughout Boulder County. 303-668-8079; www.bouldercpr.com.

Boulder Digital Arts
BDA offers workshops, classes (in-person and online), certificate programs and events for digital artists and creative professionals working in film/video, marketing, social media, photography and graphic design. Upcoming classes include Facebook Marketing Hands-On (Sept. 6), Intro to SEO (Sept. 13), and Web Design Certificate Program (Sept. 24-28). Register at www.boulderdigitalarts.com. BDA is at 1600 Range St., Suite 100.

Boulder Metalsmithing Association
BoMA offers a variety of classes and hands-on workshops in metal arts, like Creative Chain Making, Tool Making for Jewelers, and Amulets & Talismans. 4919 Broadway, Unit 14. www.bouldermetalsmiths.com.

Boulder Potters’ Guild
The Potters’ Guild offers classes and practice sessions for all skill levels, from beginning to master-level. Check www.boulderpottersguild.com for a schedule, and sign up for email alerts about sales and other special events.

Center for Musical Arts
The Center for Musical Arts, located at 200 E. Baseline in Lafayette, features 13 teaching studios with private and group lessons for all ages. www.comusic.org.

Citizenship Classes
Intercambio offers free weekly classes around Boulder County that help participants learn English and give them information about the U.S. citizenship process and the citizenship interview. For locations and other details: 303-996-0275; www.intercambioweb.org.

EXPAND Program
Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s EXPAND program sponsors adventures, services and recreation programs—including sports, fitness, camping and swimming—for children, teens and adults with disabilities. www.bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec.

Front Range Anglers
See listing for free fly-fishing classes under Sports Events.

Herbalism Classes
The Boulder-based herbalist, nutrition consultant and author Brigitte Mars offers a variety of herb-related workshops and classes, including short herb walks around Boulder.
www.brigittemars.com.
Sept. 12-Nov. 21: 10-Week Herbal Healing Class

Lifelong Learning Program
Boulder Valley School District offers classes for all ages in subjects like writing, dance, health and fitness, money, languages and gardening. www.bvsd.org/LLL.

The Living Arts School
The Living Arts School is a “folk school” for traditional living skills, crafts and music. Classes are held at various locations throughout Boulder County. See the complete class schedule at www.livingartsschool.com.

Longmont Yarn Shoppe
Learn how to knit, crochet, weave, spin and do needle-felting at this Longmont store. See the full schedule of classes at www.longmontyarn.com. The store is at 454 Main St., in the rear unit.
Oct. 3: Crocheting Around Objects, 2:30pm
Nov. 10: Double Trouble Tunisian Afghan, noon
Nov. 18: Crocheted Mistletoe Afghan, noon

Mudslingers Pottery School Summer Clay Camps
Mudslingers offers small-group lessons and workshops for beginning and experienced potters, and open studio sessions for experienced ones. 920 Main St., Suite 1, Louisville. 303-926-0996; www.mudslingerspottery.com.

Nomad Bead Merchants
Saturdays: Free Beading Basics classes happen on a drop-in basis each week from 10am-1pm. At 2pm, “make-and-take” sessions let you create your own unique jewelry (materials fee applies). There are also fee-based classes most Sundays. Registration required. 1909 Ninth St. 303-786-9746; www.nomadbeads.com.

Parlando School of Musical Arts 
Parlando offers group and private lessons for all ages, on topics like Cello Group Class, Chamber Music and Flute Choir for Adults. Parlando is at Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.; there’s also a satellite location in Denver. www.parlando.org.

Recreation Centers
Boulder County recreation centers offer a variety of classes in sports and fitness, healthy living and nutrition, arts and crafts, social dancing and more. Visit each center’s website for a schedule and registration info, or pick up a brochure in person.
Boulder: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive; North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway; South Boulder Recreation Center, 1360 Gillaspie Drive. 303-413-7270; www.boulderparks-rec.org.
Erie: Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St. 303-926-2550; www.erieco.gov.
Lafayette: Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road. 303-665-0469; www.cityoflafayette.com/recreation.
Longmont: The main rec center is at 310 Quail Road. Classes are also offered at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave., and at Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St. 303-774-4800; www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec.
Louisville: 900 W. Via Appia. 303-666-7400; www.louisvillerecreation.com.
Nederland: Nederland Community Center, 750 N. Highway 72, 303-258-9721; www.nederlandcommunitycenter.org.

REI Boulder Classes
The Boulder REI store, 1789 28th St., offers classes and workshops on outdoor topics such as backcountry navigation and how to climb a 14-er. www.rei.com/boulder.
Sept. 16: Introduction to Mountain Biking
Sept. 22-23: Rock Climbing Anchors
Sept. 30: Introduction to Map & Compass

Community Festivals

Community & Cultural Festivals

America’s Latino Eco-Festival
Sept. 27-30: Latino-themed environmental festival is the largest in the world, with films, speakers, art exhibits, receptions, live music, meet and greets, a gala dinner, after-hours parties, and many other activities. At various locations around Denver; check www.americaslatinoecofestival.org for updates.

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival
Sept. 1-3: This annual end-of-summer celebration includes arts and crafts vendors, live performances, a 5k, interactive sports activities, a food court and a beer garden. Monday from 1-6pm is the Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints Festival. In downtown Boulder, in Central Park and the Municipal Building lawn. For the schedule of events and other info, see www.bouldercreekevents.com.

Boulder Pridefest
Sept. 9: Out Boulder County’s 14th-annual PrideFest takes place in Boulder’s Central Park, 11:30am-6:30pm. Activities for all ages include live entertainment, local food and beer vendors, and vendor booths, plus the Pride Cruiser Ride, the Queer Youth Talent Show, and more. Check online for times. www.outboulder.org.

Downtown Boulder Fall Festival
Sept. 14-16: Big three-day weekend festival on Pearl Street features live music, arts and crafts booths sponsored by Firefly Handmade Markets, a beer garden, children’s entertainment, and a kids’ carnival. 5-10pm Friday, 11am-8pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday. www.boulderfallfest.com.

Erie Biscuit Day
Sept. 15: Erie Historical Society presents the 16th-annual Biscuit Day, featuring biscuits and gravy, homemade stew, live music, a cake walk, a raffle, craft booths, and a display of historic photos. On Briggs Street in downtown Erie from 8am-noon. www.eriehistoricalsociety.org.

Estes Park Festivals
Fall is a big community festival season in Estes Park, with these three popular festivals, the Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Festival (see separate listing) and many other events. Check www.visitestespark.com for details on each event.
Sept. 6-9: Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival (see separate listing below)
Sept. 22-23: Autumn Gold, festival of bands, brats and beer
Sept. 29-30: Elk Fest
Oct. 13: Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival

Inclusive Communities Celebration
Sept. 21: Longmont’s many diverse cultural organizations share their foods, performances, traditional dress and more at this annual event that’s free and open to all. Get your souvenir “passport” stamped as you “travel” from country to country. 6-9pm at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. www.longmontcolorado.gov.

Lafayette Art Night Out
Sept. 14: Free community event features artist booths, live music, a beer garden, food trucks and kids’ activities. 5-9:15pm at Festival Plaza and along Public Road in downtown Lafayette. www.cityoflafayette.com/ano.

Longmont Oktoberfest
Oct. 5-7: Produced by Left Hand Brewery, this annual event features local breweries and food, live music, activities for all ages, and contests in stein-holding, bratwurst-eating, and best-dressed. Friday 4-10pm and Saturday noon-10pm at Roosevelt Park, 8th and Coffman streets in Longmont. www.lefthandbrewing.com.

Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival
Sept. 6-9: Popular annual event in Estes Park showcases Scottish and Celtic music, traditional dancing, vendor booths, camping, and the Highlander 5k race. Schedule: www.scotfest.com.

Louisville Fall Festival
Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Labor Day weekend festival at various Louisville venues features music, antique car/truck shows, pie contests, food and crafts booths, games and the 83rd annual Labor Day parade. www.louisvilleco.gov.

 

Cultural Festivals

Cultural Festivals

See listings above under Community Festivals.

 

Farmers Markets

Farmers’ Markets

Fall’s impressive bounty is apparent at farmers’ markets in Boulder County and beyond, with a plethora of farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, eggs, flowers, herbs and much more, with offerings changing weekly as the season progresses.

Berthoud: Saturdays 9am-1pm June 23-Sept. 29 at Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud; www.berthoudlocal.org.
Boulder: Saturdays 8am-2pm through Nov. 17 and Wednesdays 4-8pm through Oct. 3 at 13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. www.bcfm.org.
Erie: Thursdays 5-8pm through Sept. 20 on Briggs Street between Wells and Moffatt streets. www.realfarmersmarketco.com.
Frederick: Thursdays 4-8pm June-August and 4-7pm in September at Crist Park, 105 5th St. www.frederickco.gov.
Lafayette: Thursdays 4-8pm June 7-Sept. 27 at Lafayette Florist, 600 S. Public Road. www.bcfm.org.
Longmont: Saturdays 8am-1pm through Nov. 17 at Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover Street and Boston Avenue. www.bcfm.org.
Louisville: Saturdays 9am-1pm through Oct. 13 at 824 Front St. wwwrealfarmersmarketco.com.
Mead: Sundays 10am-1pm June 24-Sept. 23 at Mead Main Park. www.townofmead.org.

Food Events

Food & Drink Festivals & Events

For tours of local wineries, breweries and distilleries, see listings under Tours.

Ales For Females
Select Mondays: Three times per month on Mondays (6:30-8pm), beer-loving women meet to discuss all things beer and learn how to pair beer with food. This event has become so popular that tickets must be purchased in advance at www.lefthandbrewing.com. The Left Hand Tasting Room is at 1265 Boston Ave. in Longmont.

The Art of Cheese Cheesemaking Classes
Longmont’s artisanal cheesemaking school offers classes covering everything from soft cheeses like chèvre to firm cheeses like cheddar and Jarlsberg. Find the full schedule and Longmont locations at www.theartofcheese.com.
Sept. 20: Brie & Camambert with Wine Pairing
Oct. 26-28: Cheesemaking Bootcamp

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts offers occasional classes for amateur chefs; there are also open-house events for prospective full-time students. The Boulder campus is at 637 S. Broadway, Suite H; www.escoffier.edu.

Boulder Burgundy Festival
Nov. 2-4: Sponsored by Boulder Wine Merchant, this annual event showcases special wine dinners at area restaurants, tasting sessions and a keynote presentation by novelist and wine writer Jay McInerney. See the full schedule of events at www.boulderburgundyfestival.com.

Boulder Film & Brew Fest
Sept. 15: See listing under Arts Events/Film.

Boulder Public Library: Adultology Food Classes
Sept. 13 & Oct. 11: “Seed to Table” is library-sponsored program that sponsors events and services focusing on sustainable living. The program presents “Adultology: Get Pickled!” on Sept. 13 and “Adultology: Fermentation 2.0, Kombucha and Beyond” on Oct. 11. The classes are free, but space fills up, so registration is required. 6-7:30pm at the main branch, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. www.boulderlibrary.org.

Boulder Valley Beer Fest
Sept. 8: In conjunction with the Superior Chili Fest (see separate listing), this annual event features the beers of nearly two dozen local breweries, plus live music, wine tastings, and food. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Boulder Valley’s many programs. 2-6:30pm (VIP access at 1:30pm) at Superior Community Park, 1350 Coalton Road. www.bouldervalleybeerfest.com.

Chili Cookoff & Spirits Fest
Sept. 29: Now in its fifth year, this event benefits the Longmont Humane Society and ArtWalk Longmont and features chili tastings from competitors; beer, cider and spirits tastings from 16 breweries and distilleries; and live music. 2-6pm at 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave., Unit C, Longmont. Find ticket info or enter your own chili at: www.300sunsbrewing.com.

Chili Inferno Cook-Off
Sept. 3: This popular contest on Labor Day is part of the Boulder Creek Hometown Fair. Noon-4pm on 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe. www.bouldercreekevents.com.

Erie Wine Festival
Sept. 22: 2nd-annual event showcases local wineries and includes cheese, appetizers, and a commemorative wine glass. Noon-4pm; see more details and ticket info at www.eriechamber.org.

Estes Park Beer Festivals
See listing under Community & Cultural Festivals.

Food Lab Cooking School
Food Lab offers 3-hour classes with plenty of time built in to enjoy the prepared courses. It also holds after-school classes for kids. Some fall classes are listed below, but check www.foodlabboulder.com for more.
Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 29: Kids’ After-School Culinary Program, 4pm
Sept. 17: Adult Technique Series: Rock Your Home Kitchen

Great American Beer Festival
Sept. 20-22: This huge and very popular festival is always sold out well ahead of time, but check www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com for updates, just in case. Check with your favorite craft breweries, too; sometimes they offer contests and raffles to win tickets.

Growing Gardens
This Boulder nonprofit’s mission is to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture. It offers regular cooking classes for adults for reasonable fees. The gardens are at 1630 Hawthorn Ave. Find registration details at www.growinggardens.org.
Sept. 13: Canning & Preserving
Oct. 11: Pickling & Fermentation
Oct. 18: Pasta Making 101
Nov. 1: Pasta Making 102
Nov. 8: Bread Making

The Kitchen Co. Classes
The Kitchen Company, a culinary supply store in Longmont, offers a few cooking classes and demos per week. The fall schedule was not yet available at press time, but summer classes included Knife Skills 101, Tapas and a Paleo Menu. The store is at 464 Main St. www.new.kitchencolongmont.com.

Pints in the Park
Sept. 1: Community event for ages 21+ features brews from nearly two dozen breweries; $25 ticket gets you a souvenir pint glass and all the beer you can drink. Noon-4pm at Louisville’s Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive. www.pintsintheparkco.com.

Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints
Sept. 3: As part of the Hometown Festival in Boulder, this festival features pizza, beer, live music and lawn games, and a chance to vote for your favorite local brewery and pizzeria. www.bouldercreekevents.com.

Superior Chili Fest
Sept. 8: This 17th-annual event is hot-hot-hot! Purchase a chili tasting cup and taste several, then vote for your faves. There’s also live music, children’s events, and the Boulder Valley Beer Fest (see separate listing). 2-6pm at Superior Community Park, 1350 Coalton Road. www.superiorcolorado.gov.

 

Forums

Forums/Lectures/Workshops

Boulder Center for Conscious Community
“BC3” offers workshops, classes, coaching sessions, art exhibits and book groups. 1637 28th St. 303-449-5417; www.consciousboulder.com.

Boulder Public Library Adult Programs
BPL hosts several discussion groups that meet weekly or monthly at the library’s branches. There are also business workshops; see listing under Business Events. www.boulderlibrary.org.
Tuesdays: Boulder World Affairs Discussion Group, 10am-noon (Meadows Branch); contact
Final Mondays: Women of the West, 11:30am-1pm (Main Branch)
Final Thursdays: Geopolitics Discussion Group, 1-3pm monthly (Main Branch)

Boulder Shambhala Center
This Tibetan Buddhist studio offers discussions, lectures, meditation classes and workshops; many events are free. 1345 Spruce St. www.boulder.shambhala.org.

Broomfield Depot Museum Speaker Series
June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 & Sept. 12: Local history comes alive at this history series sponsored by the Broomfield Depot Museum. Presentations begin at 7pm at the Broomfield Crescent Grange, 7901 W. 120th Ave., unless noted below. www.broomfield.org.
Sept. 12 & Oct. 10: Local history comes alive at this history series sponsored by the Broomfield Depot Museum. Presentations begin at 7pm at the Broomfield Crescent Grange, 7901 W. 120th Ave., unless noted below. www.broomfield.org.
Sept. 12: Wild Women of the West (at Broomfield Auditorium)
Oct. 10: The Untold Story of Peruvian Japanese During WWI

Center of the American West: An Evening with Ken Burns
Oct. 2:
“America’s most influential documentary-maker,” Ken Burns, is the 2018 recipient of the Center’s Wallace Stegner Award; he’ll be at CU’s Macky Auditorium for the public event at 7pm. Tickets: www.centerwest.org.

Chautauqua Forums & Lectures
Chautauqua presents a number of author talks and other special programs each season, and most are in the auditorium, 900 Baseline Road. Check www.chautauqua.com for times and other details, and other events on the fall schedule. Also get your tickets soon, as many events sell out.
Sept. 10 & Oct. 8:
Your Life, Your Legacy (an afternoon conversation on the value of pre-arranging your final wishes)
Oct. 1:
Backstage Glimpse of Life in Space, with retired astronaut Richard Hieb
Nov. 5:
Insight: The Story of Earth’s Next Martian
Nov. 14:
Marc Bekoff: Canine Confidential
Nov. 15:
Jorge Latre: Mental Game for the Iditarod
Dec. 3:
Kepler: The Planet-Hunting Telescope

City of Boulder Home-Ownership Program
Monthly orientations sponsored by the city of Boulder instruct prospective buyers on affordable housing and using city programs to buy a house. Check the schedule at www.boulderaffordablehomes.com.

Elevations Credit Union Reality Check Seminars
Elevations Credit Union offers dozens of free presentations each year at its different area branches—on topics like Social Security, retirement, real estate, investing and wills—and you don’t have to be a credit union member to attend. Elevations also sponsors some free programs that aren’t related to finances at all. The dates listed below all take place at the Diagonal Branch, 2960 Diagonal Highway; visit www.elevationscu.com to RSVP and to see the rest of the schedule.
Sept. 12: Retirement Income Planning, noon
Sept. 20: Planning for College 101, 6pm
Sept. 26: Socially Responsible Investing, 6pm

Ignite Boulder
Sept. 20: These events always sell out, and this one is a 10-Year Anniversary Celebration. Ignite Boulder is a “night of geeky presentations with a twist.” Each speaker has exactly 5 minutes to teach us something, enlighten us or simply entertain us, backed by 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds. At Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road. More info: www.igniteboulder.com. Tickets: www.chautauqua.com.

The Integral Center
The Integral Center is a place where members can meet others, work, take classes, listen to presentations, and more. There’s something on the calendar nearly every day of the week, including yoga and meditation, and the center is also home to the Mandala Integrative Medicine Clinic. Nonmembers can drop in to most programs for a fee. Stop by 2805 Broadway to check it out, or visit www.integralcenter.org.

Longmont Library: Investigating Haunted Places
Oct. 11: Local author Richard Estep has been investigating haunted places for more than 25 years, and he tells stories about the most haunted ones he’s ever encountered during his paranormal investigations. 7pm at Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave.; free, but space is limited so tickets are required, and they’re available starting Sept. 11 at www.eventbrite.com.

Longmont Museum Lectures & Forums
Thursdays, Oct. 18-Nov. 8: The Longmont Museum hosts a number of speakers and panelists on a variety of timely topics. The museum is at 400 Quail Road in Longmont; find out more about each event at www.longmontmuseum.org.
Oct. 18: A Walk Through the Trees (see listing in Nature/Outdoor)
Oct. 25: The Living & the Dead: An Evening of Storytelling (see listing in Literary Events)
Nov. 1: Stirring the Melting Pot: A Panel Discussion on Cultural Appropriation
Nov. 8: Sustainability & Social Equity Lecture

Mile Hi Con 50
Oct. 19-21: See listing under Literary Events.

TED X Boulder
Sept. 16: TEDxBoulder, modeled after TED talks, features live presentations with the theme “Rise & Fall.” 4pm at Macky Auditorium on the CU campus. Purchase tickets at www.chautauqua.com.

TinkerMill
TinkerMill is a nonprofit makerspace where members have access to tools and equipment they probably don’t have at home—like 3-D printers, CAD workstations, sewing machines, a kiln, soldering setups and woodworking stations. 1840 Delaware Place, Unit A, Longmont; visit www.tinkermill.org for details and to view the calendar of classes, clubs and meetups.

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
The CU Museum of Natural History offers numerous workshops, lectures, classes and forums all year long, and many are free. For a schedule, see cumuseum.colorado.edu. The museum is located in the Henderson Building, Broadway and 15th streets.

Garden Events

Garden & Home Events

Bee Boulder Festival
Sept. 29: See listing under Nature/Outdoor Events.

Boulder Green Home Tour
Sept. 29: Self-guided tour, sponsored by the Colorado Green Building Guild, features several green homes in Boulder, Lafayette and Louisville, followed by an after-party. A portion of proceeds benefits Habitat for Humanity. www.bouldergreenhometour.org.

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens offers acres of plant displays, classes for all ages, lectures, plant shows, gardening certification, botanical illustration instruction, storytimes and a great deal more. The main gardens are at 1007 York St.; the Chatfield location is at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. www.botanicgardens.org.
Sept. 28-29: Fall Plant & Bulb Sale (York Street)
Oct. 5-6: Ikebana International Plant Society Show (York Street)
Nov. 3: SCFD Free Day at York Street
Nov. 6: SCFD Free Day at Chatfield Farms
Nov. 15-17: SCFD Free Days at York Street (Winter Gift Market)

Growe Foundation
The Growe Foundation strives to educate children about healthy eating and environmental stewardship. It gives students hands-on education, both in school classrooms and on-site at the gardens. www.growefoundation.org.

Growing Gardens
This Boulder nonprofit’s mission is to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture. It offers camps for kids, community gardens, classroom visits during the school year, and community events, plus cooking classes for adults (see separate listing under Food & Drink Events) and a beekeeping series. 1630 Hawthorn Ave.; www.growinggardens.org.
Oct. 3: Community Harvest Festival (Rain date: Oct. 10)

Harlequin’s Gardens
Harlequin’s Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St., offers low-cost classes on a variety of garden topics; the remaining classes on this season’s schedule are listed below. The on-site display gardens include a xeriscape herb garden and ornamental grasses. 303-939-9403; www.harlequinsgardens.com.
Sept. 9: How to Mulch, 1pm
Sept. 15: Foraging Rocky Mountain Mushrooms, 1pm
Sept. 16: Pruning for Strength, Health, and Beauty, 1pm

Hudson Gardens
Littleton’s Hudson Gardens offers numerous free or low-cost educational sessions on topics like beekeeping and vegetable gardening. 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. www.hudsongardens.org.
Sept. 15: Using the Garden to Boost Immunity, 9-11am
Sept. 19: Overwintering Honeybee Hives, 6-8pm
Final Saturdays: Birding in the Gardens: Bird Walks, 8-11am

Longmont Gift of Home Tour
Nov. 29-Dec. 1: See listing under Holiday Events.

Lyons Farmette
Lyons Farmette, a working organic farm and sustainability center, offers classes in cooking, bee- and chicken-keeping, soil health, herbal skin care and more. It also hosts farm dinners and art events. Check the online calendar for updates. 4121 Ute Highway, Lyons; www.lyonsfarmette.com.
Sept. 4: Edible Flower Class

Metro Denver Green Homes Tour
Oct. 6: Annual event (formerly called the Golden Tour of Solar Homes) features a self-guided tour of solar installations and energy-efficient communities in the metro area, followed by a reception and Green Expo. Tour is 9am-4pm; find out more at www.goldensolartour.org.

Sturtz & Copeland Classes
Sturtz & Copeland offers free gardening classes on a variety of topics, and attendees also get a discount on purchases. 303-442-6663; www.sturtzandcopeland.com.

Three Leaf Farm
Three Leaf Farm in Lafayette offers garden-related classes and workshops on topics like herbal medicine and soap making. Check the full schedule and other details at www.threeleaffarm.com. 445 S. 112th St., Lafayette.
Sept. 8: Making Jams & Jellies
Sept. 9: Harvest Farm Dinner
Sept. 22: Sprouted: Properly Preparing Grains, Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
Dec. 1: Art in the Barn Arts & Crafts Show

 

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