- Fall Harvest Party
Let's usher in the Fall season with a Harvest Party! There will be food, drinks and mask making! Desserts will be provided. What to Bring: Desserts will be provided. The rest of us need to bring a potluck dish to share. Hearty appetizers, salads, and "harvest " theme side dishes are welcome! Plus bring your favorite drink of choice. The evening will begin at 4pm with a mask making activity. Host will provide the blank mask. You bring whatever you need to create an October mask, i.e., crayons, markers, glue, tape, feathers, construction paper, etc. No glitter please! Let's be creative...don't bring anything pre-made! There will be judging involved! Also bring a camp chair for extra seating. We plan to be outside in the back yard. See you there!
- Fantastic Fungi Film (Buy Your Own Tickets)
Buy Your Own Ticket at the door. See this interesting documentary before it leaves the Sie Film Center! When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey on time and scale of the magical Earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best selling authors and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic and environmental challenges. Buy Your Own Ticket at the door. Arrive at 3:45pm to meet and greet, buy popcorn and find seats together. See you there!
- Glow at the Gardens (Buy Your Own Tickets)
Buy Your Own Ticket https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?sch=127212 The Gardens dresses up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, there's lots more to see! Check it out https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?sch=127212 Where To Meet the Group: Buy ticket for 5:30pm entrance time and arrive in time to enter at the designated time. The group will congregate in the courtyard in front of the Offshoots Cafe and doors to the Mitchell Building. We will wait until 5:45pm and then start walking. Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase so somewhere along the walk, we will stop to buy a refreshment. If it's a cold night, we could end up inside the Offshoots Café! Buy Your Own Ticket https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?sch=127212 See you there!
- Lions Lair Spur to Mt. Sanita's
Let's hike to the popular Mt. Sanita's! Unlike the two alternate approaches to Sanitas, Lion's Lair is a moderately difficult, 4.8 mile trail with 867' of elevation gain. It has a much smoother grade, more shade, and better views of the divide. While mostly pine forest and rocky terrain, we will be surprised with hidden meadows, sightings of deer, fox, and if we're lucky, we might see a mountain lion. Dog Free Hike...thank you for leaving your fur baby at home for Baby Boomer hikes. Directions to Trailhead: 1929 Sunshine Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO 80302. In Boulder, head north on Broadway to Mapleton Ave and turn left (west). Mapleton Ave turns into Sunshine Canyon Dr. just past the old hospital at 4th St. Continue up Sunshine Canyon Dr. for 1.8 miles to where the road makes a tight U-turn to the left. Just at the turn there will be a pull off parking area on the right. The trailhead is easily seen from the parking area. What to bring... Colorado weather changes quickly! Please come prepared with appropriate hiking clothing, waterproof boots, hiking poles, microspikes, backpack and snacks, and water. Make sure you have in your pack in case you need it - rain gear, hat, gloves, extra socks, and extra layers, etc. Make it the best experience possible by being prepared! Carpooling: Meet at the free dirt lot on the Northeast corner of hwy 93 & Marshall Road/170 (across from the Eldorado Corner Market). We'll form carpools and leave the lot by 9:30am. Very limited parking, so we need to carpool. Optional Refreshment after the hike at a nearby location TBD. See you there! Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.
- Pumpkin Carving Party!
Eat, Drink and Carve! Dress in your best "harvest"/farming outfit and bring your pumpkin and carving tools for some pumpkin carving fun! Carving will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. This event may be cancelled if inclement weather prevents us from enjoying the outdoors! What Should You Bring: You MUST bring a pumpkin and actively carve/create to join the fun! Your own candle (flame or flameless) for a picture after we've carved. Your own lawn chair will be nice for you to sit in! Food and Drink: Bring a small "finger" food to share, a drink and your own glass if you want! There will be some small paper plates, napkins and plastic cups for drinks. Do you have a table you can bring? We need some tables to set out food and drinks. Bring your own tray or other flat surface to set your pumpkin on while carving. Otherwise, you can sit on the grass or in the lawn chair you bring. Please help us clean up the lawn before you leave. Take all your leftovers home with you or put them in the dumpster in the alley. Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. We are not professional carvers! By signing up for this Pumpkin Carving Party you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety. Bring your own Band Aids! See you there!
- Tour of the Rambler Ranch - $15 Cash at the Door
Join us for a different kind of tour! The Rambler Ranch is another one of those "only in Colorado" places we just love to talk about. The Rambler Ranch Is a One-of-a-Kind Classic Car Sanctuary of the largest collection of American Motor Corporation (AMC) vehicles in the world. Set on a 165-acre parcel of land in the hills of the Black Forest, the Rambler Ranch is home to 800 preserved, restored, and rescued classic cars. They also showcase a Sinclair gas station replica, vintage appliances, gift shop and ice cream parlor! Read more about the Rambler Ranch https://www.ramblerranch.com/nash-history Tour starts at 10am and can take 2 to 3 hours. Group cost is $15 per person. Bring $15 cash and pay at the door. Bring extra cash for gift shop and ice cream parlor! No Credit Cards. Checks okay. Optional refreshment after the tour at a nearby location TBD. Make sure your carpool is on board with this idea. Carpooling: Meet the group at Cabela's at Lone Tree located at 10670 Cabela Drive. We'll meet at 9:15am in the northwest end of the parking lot as you enter off Cabela Drive. See you there!
- Hike Devil's Backbone Trail
Note: the stairs to Devil's Head Fire Lookout are closed for maintenance. So I found this other new devilish hike to try! Hope you'll still join us! Devil's Backbone Nature Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail with 600 feet of elevation gain. The Devil's Backbone Rock Formation is an iconic rock formation in Loveland. There are about 12 miles of trail in the open space that also connects with Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Coyote Ridge Natural Area. The Wild Loop Trail in Devil's Backbone Open Space takes us to the Keyhole. Dog Free Hike... Please leave your fur baby at home for all BB hikes. What to bring...Colorado weather changes quickly! Please come prepared with appropriate hiking clothing, waterproof boots, hiking poles, backpack and snacks, and water. Make sure you have in your pack in case you need it - jacket, warm hat, extra gloves, extra socks, and extra layers, hand warmers, etc. Make it the best experience possible by being prepared! Directions to the Trailhead: From Denver take I-25 North to Exit 257 for US34 West to Loveland/Estes Park. Stay left and follow for 7.4 miles to Eisenhower Blvd. Turn left on Hidden Valley Road. Carpooling: Meet the group in the Applebee's parking lot where we'll form some carpools and leave by 9am for the drive to Devil's Backbone. Applebee's is located at 297 E 120th (east of I-25) in Thornton, CO 80233 Optional Refreshment after the hike at a nearby location TBD. See you there! Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.
- First Friday Colfax Art Crawl... Dia de Los Muertos
Join us at the 40 West Arts District for a Dia de Los Muertos themed First Friday Art Walk! All the galleries, studios and creative businesses will be open to the public with themed art including altars and fire exhibits. Dress for the occasion! We'll walk from gallery to gallery and hope to stay together as a group as best we can! Check out the gallery map https://40westarts.org/#!map See you there!
- Night at the Museum
Let's check out the Colorado History Center during "Night at the Museum!" On this evening, Denver's best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10 p.m. Meet in front of the museum @ 5pm and we'll walk in together. I'm focusing on the History Colorado Center, however, there are other museums to visit in the area, e.g., Kirkland, Byers Evans House, Clyfford Still, Denver Art Museum, etc. See you there!
- Boomers Arts & Craft Party!
Let your creative juices flow...bring a new or unfinished arts/craft project to work on...jewelry making, crocheting or knitting, scrapbooking, basketry, beading, stamping, whatever small craft you want to work on! Note: This is a scent free home. Thank you in advance! Bring all the supplies you need to work on your project. We'll be working in a small space so the craft must be on the small side and please no toxic adhesives, paints or markers. Optional community salad potluck. If you want to partake, volunteer to bring the lettuce greens and homemade vinegarette OR bring ONE cleaned/chopped veggie OR a protein (hard boiled eggs, shredded chicken, beans, nuts, etc.). A loaf of crusty bread is good too! See you there!