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There's still enough snow in Rocky Mountain National Park for some late winter time snow shoeing. We're heading to Hidden Valley Snow Play area in RMNP for some cool weather snow shoeing. The Hidden Valley was a former ski area in the park which has been changed over to a fun play for tubing, skiing (both and X-country) and snow shoeing. Starting elevation at the Hidden Valley Warming Hut/Ranger Station is 9,200 feet with ending elevation at around 9,700 at the top of the ski slope. Total distance for the snow trek will be 2 miles. The casual up hill snow shoe trek is rated as moderate with a few short difficult sections. We will take it nice and slow on the difficult hill section. Vehicle entrance fee at Rocky Mountain National Park is $25 unless you have an annual park pass. As of Sunday, March 17th, the weather at Hidden Valley for Friday is: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. For people who live north of Denver (with the exception of towns like Boulder, Superior, Louisville), meet us at 9:30 AM at the US 36 and Church Ranch RTD Park & Ride Address: 10452 Town Center Drive, Westminster, CO 80003 (take Church Ranch - 104th Avenue west of highway 36 two short blocks to the Reed Street, turn right on Reed Street passing by Target and going around the traffic circle north on Reed Street and remaining on Reed as the road curves east behind Panera Bread, Michael's T.J. Maxx, and Pets Mart. The RTD park and ride is on the north and east side of Pets Mart and just west of highway 36). Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5K9cd Or meet me in Estes Park at the Beaver Meadows Visitor center around 11:15 AM. My cell phone number to coordinate where to meet is:[masked]
Join Outdoor Afro Denver-Boulder-Colorado Springs for an easy snowshoe adventure at Mud Lake north of Nederland, Colorado. To register for the activity and get more details, link over to the Outdoor Afro meetup page at: https://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro-Denver/events/259585618/
Please join Clayton Greene and Karolette Greene along with friends, family, and community members as they open the doors of the Stiles Historical Estate, a well appointed vacation home in the heart of Five Points. The property is named after Karolette's mother, Grace Stiles, a retired Denver Public School teacher, historian, community leader, and philanthropist. In the early 90's she purchased two deteriorating buildings and created the Stiles African American Heritage Center, a place dedicated to bringing African American History to life through guided tours, community gatherings, historical re-enactments, and now Clayton has updated one of the buildings. He named it The Stiles Historical Estate. The Stiles Historical Estate is a continuation of her mother's passion, offering a place to stay in Denver that is truly like nothing else, a one of a kind living historical experience. Many hours have been spent updating the property, and curating each space with custom materials and one of a kind cultural artifacts. The home embodies the principals that once made Five Points special--small businesses working together to form symbiotic relationships. The property will be an integrated consumer experience, offering art for sale, home goods, and eventually beauty and cosmetics, all made by local, black owned businesses. The event itself will be open house style from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm to accommodate as many people's schedules as possible. There will be light refreshments, you can stop in, and say hello at any point. Clayton will say a couple of words at the end at 7:30 or so and Karolette will be giving tours of the Stiles African American Heritage Center through out the evening, but there is no formal program. We hope to see you there!
Viola Davis, an award-winning actress of film, television and theater, will speak at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium on April 4. Davis is being hosted by the Cultural Events Board and the Distinguished Speakers Board, CU Boulder student-led organizations. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. CU Boulder student ($2) and faculty-staff ($15) tickets will be sold weekdays beginning March 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the first-floor event table in the University Memorial Center, and will continue through March 22 or until tickets are sold out. A valid Buff OneCard and cash will be required at the time of purchase. Public tickets ($25) will be available exclusively at the Macky website https://www.colorado.edu/macky/ starting at 10 a.m. March 11. Audience members are encouraged to submit questions for Davis via #DavisCU on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, which will be posed during a moderated Q&A following the speech. “Viola Davis epitomizes an extraordinary woman who uses her platform, as an actress, an artist, a mother and a woman, to drive all-encompassing social change through media and production,” said Mavjuda Rassel, chair for the Cultural Events Board. “Her attribution for change bestows hope for women of color, as well as women at large, to pursue any, and all, aspirations despite societal hindrance.”