Participants will take part in a Polar Plunge costume contest during the Frozen Dead Guy Days on Saturday 9 March 2019 in Nederland. (Chet Strange, specially for the Denver Post)
Denver Pinball Museum
Get your quarters ready! The Pinball Museum is lit and ready to play in Lakewood at 9625 W. Colfax Ave. The walk-in museum has vintage pinball machines. See some of the rarest and most unique games (antique pinball machines and vintage amusement machines) normally only found in private collections. Entry is only $ 2 for adults and $ 1 for children (cash only). The museum deserves a high score and is also home to a playable arcade with some of the latest pinball machines, as well as vintage video games from the 1980s. (All playable machines take up quarters, and there is a switch machine on site.) Just want to watch? Entry to the arcade is free. The museum and the arcade are only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park will be a repeat destination for thrifty families this spring and summer thanks to this ongoing deal. The amusement park is again offering its free Pre-K Pass. Children aged 3 to 5 receive unlimited free visits to the attraction for the 2020 season. Children under 2 years always have free entry. Parents must register children online by May 17th and activate the pass in the park by June 28th. The pass is only for entry and does not include any other benefits. This offer is valid for two children per family. Keep the summer entertainment budget in check by considering a season pass for the rest of the family, which starts at $ 69.99. The park is open for the season on April 18th. Season pass holders will have early access on April 11th and 12th.
Find your receipts, W-2, and be patient as you prepare to meet this year’s April 15th tax deadline. For many, this is not an easy task. Therefore, AARP offers free tax preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers – especially those in their 60s and older. However, AARP membership is not required and all ages are welcome. Last year, Colorado volunteers helped more than 31,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. Colorado has more than 50 tax consultant Locations, including senior centers, libraries, and other suitable public locations. For more information, including websites, dates, and hours, visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-687-2277. Some sites require appointments while others welcome walk-ins.
All aboard the Colorado Railroad Museum
Families can lose track of time with this free adventure. On March 12th, the Colorado Railroad Museum (17155 W. 44th Ave.) in Golden holds its first day off of the year. Built as a replica of a train depot from the 1880s, the museum is home to thousands of rare photographs, artifacts, and documents that illuminate the colorful history of the Colorado railways for more than 125 years. In addition, families and train enthusiasts can explore the 15 hectare freight yard, the round house and the library with one of the most comprehensive collections on all topics related to trains. Rides are extra, $ 4 for adults (16+), $ 2 for children (2-15 years old), and free for children under 2 years old (sitting on a parent’s lap). If you miss the station on that day, there are two more chances to get free entry in 2020: May 7th and October 8th. Boulder County residents can board with free entry and cruise on April 10, June 19, and October 23. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Worldwide antiques and vintage show
Some things get better with age. For 47 years the Worldwide antiques and vintage show brought collectibles to Denver. The next show will take place March 13-15 at the Denver Mart Expo Building (451 E. 58th Ave.). It is expected that between 85 and 100 dealers from the United States will display and sell their finds from around the world. Fashionistas won’t want to miss the vintage fashion show on Sunday at 1 p.m. The show is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is $ 5 (valid every three days). Children under 12 have free entry. Parking is also free.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science arouses curiosity, and we’ve figured out a way to save a few dollars. “Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits” is in the last few weeks and ends on April 12th. The exhibit explores the mind and body of extreme athletes – the psychology of their motivations and the science behind some of the riskier sports, including wingsuit flying, climbing, freediving, and more. Admission is included in the general admission price. Save $ 3 online through March 27 on a general admission ticket (adults, teens, and seniors) using the EXTREME promo code. (When combined with the existing $ 1 worth of online tickets, the total discount is $ 4.) For more family-friendly pricing, see The Science Behind Pixar, which covers the science, technology and engineering in The Pixar Animation Studios used films to come to life. The Pixar exhibit is not included in the general admission fee and requires an additional fee. dmns.org
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Frozen Dead Guy Days
Some urban legends are true and ultra-cool. The grandson of the long deceased Bredo Morstal, Trygve Bauge, kept his body in dry ice in a tuff shed in the Netherlands. The bizarre story inspired the small town to have a suitable festival. Frozen Dead Guy Days – now in the 19th year. The event will take place from March 13th to 15th. There are lots of cool activities to do, including coffin racing, costumed polar diving, icy turkey bowling, and more. Participants pay entry fees between $ 10 and $ 75. However, it’s free to be a viewer, which can be just as fun. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the three-day festival, as there’s a lot more to relax and enjoy, including craft food vendors, libations, and live music from more than 30 bands in heated tents for a $ 25.00 -Bracelet.
If you’re enjoying too many green beers celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, law firm Sawaya a free ride home From March 13th to 17th. Call a cab, Uber, or Lyft, drive home, pay the driver, and receive a receipt for the refund (up to $ 35). To qualify, you must be at least 21 years old and the receipt must be a location to your home on Metro Denver. Submit your receipt along with a copy of a valid ID to: St. Patrick’s Day Free Cab Ride Program, Sawaya Law Office, 1600 Ogden St., Denver, CO 80218. If you have any questions, contact Jozie LaViolette at [email protected] .
Nice junk sale
Treasure hunters and bargain hunters will be on the lookout in the half-year Nice junk sale on March 20 and 21 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (15200 W. 6th Ave.) in Golden. The sale covers 10,500 square feet of lavish bargains including jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds and ends, Christmas decorations and a wide variety of household items, all for a good cause. The sale is open on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission for adults is free – pay $ 5 and get a second ticket for free. (Entry is free for children under 16 years of age.) Cash only at the gate. For the serious bargain hunter, early bird sales begin on Friday at 7am with an entry fee of $ 30. Early bookers also have free entry on Saturday. All proceeds go to the Jeffco Action Center.
Prom Dress Exchange
Nobody should miss the experience of just going to prom just because it’s expensive to all get dressed. The annual Prom Dress Exchange offers more than 1,500 softly used dresses on March 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Adams 12 Five Star Schools (1500 E. 128th Ave.) in Thornton. Students will find a range of formalities, from minis to ball gowns, as well as heavily discounted (but limited) shoes, hair accessories, jewelry, and handbags. Participants are asked for a donation or to bring a gently used outfit for exchange. However, no one is turned away. Seamstresses will help you with minor adjustments.
Some of Colorado’s finest young opera singers take the stage at The 2020 Denver Lyric Opera Guild finals on March 21 at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver. Fifteen singers, ages 23 to 32, will perform before a jury of distinguished judges from 1pm to 5pm in hopes of securing their way to the grand prize of $ 6,000. Entry is free, with open seating. Stay for any performances or come and go as you like between the performers. Past winners have had successful opera careers and sung at venues such as Opera Colorado, Minnesota Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Metropolitan Opera.
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