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Finally...let your kids play with their food!!!
Sunday Kids Eat Free from 2:30pm to 4:45pm.
Fondue is not just for adults but kids love it too! One child per paying adult. Each child will receive as many courses as the adult and adults must order off of the regular dinner menu.
Not valid with any specials, coupons or other promotions.
Magical Family Nights every Tuesday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!
We've added a special touch of magic with nationally renowned magician, Dennis Michael. He will be performing magic tricks and illusions that will amaze guests of all ages. Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of any 4-course meal from our dinner menu. One child per paying adult.
Mention magical family night when making your reservation at 303-794-5666.
Apr. 25th - 28th
Save $25 off main gate price. Offer valid online only. Please check calendar for operating hours. Daily Ticket includes all day admission to Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. Children 2 and under are admitted free and do not require a ticket. BUY NOW at http://www.elitchgardens.com/coloradokids
Big Fun Birthday:
Come play at the park with your friends for your birthday. Our gift to you? Free admission for the birthday guest! Just $32.99 per person. Must purchase a minimum of eight.
Apr. 27th - 30th
Get outside and take photos of plants and animals as part of global competition
DENVER, Colo. - Which city in the world is most engaged in its natural environment? During four days in April, Denver and Boulder residents will be competing against over 60 cities around the world to find out.
From April 27 through 30, Denver and Boulder residents are encouraged to go outside to photograph and identify plants and animals as part of a global competition to win the City Nature Challenge!
City Nature Challenge 2018 is an international effort to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Cities are competing against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people. The City Nature Challenge is organized by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Colorado nonprofits and government agencies like Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, the City and County of Denver, and Great Outdoors Colorado all see the value in this effort to connect people to their environment and reap the benefits of crowd-sourced citizen science.
"We have so much amazing nature in and around Denver, that we encourage people to explore their neighborhoods and nearby natural areas to discover incredible wildlife," said Chris Hawkins, urban conservation program manager for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. "Not only will participants be having fun outside, but they will also be making valuable scientific contributions that will help The Nature Conservancy as we work to create a thriving region for people and nature."
Citizen Science and the iNaturalist app
To participate, download the free iNaturalist app, join the project, then get outside and start taking pictures of the nature around you. By participating, you will not only help Denver and Boulder win the competition, you will also be contributing crucial data about Colorado's unique biodiversity. Scientists can then use this information to make important decisions about how to protect and improve Colorado's nature.
The iNaturalist app that people use to identify species in the competition has been part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's efforts to engage citizen scientists over the past few years.
"At its core, it's a citizen science project that is trying to engage as many people as possible to record the diversity of life wherever they happen to be," said CPW Forest Management Coordinator Matt Schulz.
In just under three years, the app has documented more than 6,000 observations of nature in Colorado's 41 state parks. The new technology is helping CPW biologists track the wildlife resources, and in some cases, even contributing toward furthering important research.
"Anyone in the metro area can make a big difference with this challenge," Schulz said, "just by observing what is outside their door, whether it's the tree that lines your street or the bird stopping over to find a bit of food. Anything alive and wild counts, so please help give Colorado a good showing. The information collected is used by land managers and scientists working on a variety of issues, from learning about the type of habitat an animal uses to what time of year certain flowers bloom. Also, iNaturalist allows other users to provide identification of each observation, so even if you don't know what something is, it can still be valuable to snap a picture and load it up."
In fact, other users jumping on the app to help identify species will be crucial to winning the contest. From May 1 - 3, users who identify photos of wildlife down to the species level will count toward the point tally!
CPW has created a set of Denver-specific plant and animal guides in the app so people engaged in the challenge can better identify what they are looking at.
All of the supporting organizations see the City Nature Challenge as a great way to both get people outdoors in friendly competition and as a way to introduce people to a new tool that is both helpful to the casual wildlife viewer and to those who help manage those wildlife resources and habitats.
"We're excited that this challenge will help Coloradans connect with nature close to home," said GOCO Executive Director Chris Castilian. "What a great opportunity for everyone living in the Denver area to engage with each other and have fun outside. Let's show other cities and states how much we care about our great outdoors here in Colorado."
Join a more intense "BioBlitz" at a State Park:
You can participate in the City Nature Challenge with others at two "BioBlitzes" in Denver-area state parks! What's a BioBlitz? According to Wikipedia, a BioBlitz is defined as "an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period (e.g., usually 24 hours)."
Although CPW does host 24-hour BioBlitzes, the City Nature Challenge BioBlitz is a five-hour version designed to get you outside using the iNaturalist app with others. Come join us!
BioBlitz Dates and Times
âSat., April 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Barr Lake State Park
Sat., April 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Chatfield State Parkââ
Colorado state parks are a great place to be outdoors, as well as a great place to participate in the City Nature Challenge. Check CPW's City Nature Challenge page for updated information on the City Nature Challenge project.
More information on the City Nature Challenge is available at: http://citynaturechallenge.org
For those interested in the Denver competition: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018-denver-metro-area
For those interested in the Boulder competition: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018-boulder
Apr. 27th - 28th
Canyon Concert Ballet (CCB) presents An Evening of Chopin and Ballet. This unique and beautiful evening features Michel Fokine's 1908 Les Sylphides. One of the masterpieces of 20th-century choreography set to orchestral pieces by Frederic Chopin, Les Sylphides depicts a moonlit encounter between a young man and a corps of ethereal supernatural beings. Stylistically, it evokes 19th-century Romanticism. But, because it is without plot, it can also be considered the first 20th-century abstract ballet.
The second half of the performance presents the world premiere of Artistic Director, Alicia Laumann's, Etudes, a contemporary ballet featuring CCB's Company and Academy dancers. This new ballet will include live accompaniment of some of Chopin's most beloved solo piano pieces.
There are three shows:
Friday, April 27 at 7pm
Saturday, April 28 at 2pm and 7pm
Enjoy some quality time with the little princess in your life. This is also a great opportunity to bring your girl(s) in to make gifts for mom for Mother's Day! We will provide snacks, a fun setting and ideas and techniques for inspiration!
Your $10 payment will cover your reserved table and studio fee for 2 painters. You can add additional painters during the checkout process. You will pay for the pottery you select to paint on the night of the event.
Apr. 27th - 28th
Canyon Concert Ballet presents An Evening of Chopin and Ballet: Les Sylphides & Etudes!
This unique and beautiful evening features Michel Fokine's 1908 Les Sylphides. One of the masterpieces of 20th-century choreography set to orchestral pieces by Frederic Chopin, Les Sylphides depicts a moonlit encounter between a young man and a corps of ethereal supernatural beings.
The second half of the evening presents the world premiere of Artistic Director, Alicia Laumann's, Etudes, a contemporary ballet featuring CCB's Company and Academy dancers. This new ballet will include live accompaniment of some of Chopin's most beloved solo piano pieces.
There are three performances at the Lincoln Center:
Friday, April 27 at 7pm
Saturday, April 28 at 2pm and at 7pm
Tickets can be purchased at www.lctix.com/les-sylphides or by calling the Lincoln Center box office at 970-221-6730.
$25 for regular tickets.
$15 for children under 12, students, seniors over 60, active military, veterans, and first responders.
Location: The Lincoln Center, 417 W Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
The Ketones will have two shows at 11:30am and 1:00pm. The shows will be a marriage of interactive science and pop music. Bring your camera and join in the fun of science themed songs along with amazing science demonstrations.
Join WRV and Thorne for a fun morning at beautiful Sombrero Marsh, pulling invasive species on local open space, learning about birds and wetlands, and making a difference for the community.
This morning event (9:30-12:30am) gives parents a chance to volunteer while their kids work and play nearby with experienced environmental educators. Bagels, coffee, snacks, and lunch are also provided for all volunteers.
Apr. 28th - 29th
Ballet Ariel's original ballet set to Aaron Copland's iconic Appalachian Spring is the perfect end to a season of perfection. Paired with the debut of another Ballet Ariel original, Ballerinas by Degas, this season finale epitomizes the grace and elegance of classical, narrative ballet.
Artistic Director, Ilena Norton, brings a fresh perspective to Copland's enchanting and pastoral music with a fully developed narrative story that audiences find delightful. Performed on pointe, Norton's ballet includes choreography from Gregory Gonzales, whose contemporary style integrates wonderfully with Norton's beautiful interpretation. With special permission from the Copland Foundation, this American classic is being discovered by a new generation, enriched through Norton's distinctive choreographic style.
Ballet Ariel's creative team has produced another original treasure for Denver Metro audiences especially for the season finale. Ballerinas by Degas tells the story of a young dancer, Simone, her rapid rise within the Paris Opera ballet company and the Impressionist artist, Degas, who records it all. Dappled with jealousies and rivalries, under the watchful eyes of their mothers, the young dancers vie for position at the barre, in the company and for the attention of wealthy gentlemen. Performed to the music of Georges Bizet, Gabriel Faure sand Adolphe Adam, three acclaimed composers of the day, Simone's hard work and commitment quickly propel her from neophyte to etoile (lead dancer).
Both beautiful ballets will be performed for two shows only at the Lakewood Cultural Center on April 28 at 7:30 pm and April 29 at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are $20 for children ages 3 through 12, $23 for students and seniors, and $26 for adults. Purchase tickets on-line at www.lakewood.org/tickets, in person at the box office, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80226, or over the phone at 303-987-7845. For further information, please visit www.balletariel.org or call 303-945-4388.
Tchaikovsky's most beautiful ballet, performed by 90 local dancers and guest principal artists from the Colorado Ballet and Eugene Ballet Company. Family-friendly production with stunning costumes and stagecraft in the new Shockley-Zalabak Theatre at the Ent Center for the Arts, on the campus of UCCS.
April 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
ENT Center for the Arts
5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Tickets: $18, $24, $29
Apr. 28th - Oct. 31st
Save $25 off main gate price. Offer valid online only. Please check calendar for operating hours. Daily Ticket includes all day admission to Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. Children 2 and under are admitted free and do not require a ticket. BUY NOW! at http://www.elitchgardens.com/coloradokids