- 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!
- Coffee and Conversation at Pig Train
Join us in the Great Hall at Denver Union Station for coffee and conversation! Pigtrain Coffee (named for the trains that carry truck trailers on flatbed rail cars) brews locally-roasted coffees and the best espresso beans from locally-owned Conscious Coffee. The Union Station coffee spot restaurant offers coffee classics, iced coffee drinks, pastries, and fresh squeezed juices from local sources as well as alternative beverages such as alcohol coffee beverages and coffee cocktails, so you can enjoy a real Irish coffee, a hot toddy rum, or add some brandy to your java, while enjoying the bustle of the Great Hall of Union Station. Meet the Group in the coffee bar seating located inside directly in front of the coffee shop (picnic style tables in front of the Terminal Bar). Parking: Street meters, expensive lots or take the light rail! See you there!
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Buy Your Own Ticket)
An alternative football event! Join me for a Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie! Movie starts at 7pm. Meet in lobby at 6:45pm. Synopsis: A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Starring Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning. Buy your own tickets online or at the door! Arrive early to buy popcorn and make introductions in the lobby. If I miss you there, I'm sitting in seat I11. See you there!
- Hike the Griffin Memorial/7:30 Mine Trail
7:30 Mine Road is a little under 5 miles round-trip. The hike starts off from Main Street and Silver Street. The trail is wide and stony, with a fairly easy grade and a view of the town of Silver Plume and Clear Creek. All along the trail, we'll find various debris and dilapidated buildings. Shortly before the end of the hike is the Griffin Memorial. The memorial is a granite obelisk erected on a dramatic, sheer cliff in honor of Clifford Griffin. Local legend has it that he was playing his fiddle one night on the cliff, when the music stopped and a shot rang out. Details aren’t known, but the shot is attributed to either his brother or himself. Besides all the mining history, this hike is full of scenery, including spectacular views of Mt. Sniktau to the west. Navigation of the 7:30 Mine Trail https://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=846 The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dog Free Hike... Thank you for leaving your fur baby at home for Baby Boomer hikes. Directions to Trailhead: I-70 West to Silver Plume. Find street parking on Main Street and find your way to Silver Street and the trailhead. Carpooling: Meet at Wooly Mammoth, Section CC to form carpools and leave by 8:30am. What to bring...come prepared with appropriate hiking clothing, waterproof boots, hiking poles, microspikes, backpack and food/water. Make sure you have in your pack in case you need it - a personal first aid kit, warm jacket, rain/wind pants, warm hat, extra gloves, extra socks, and extra layers. Make it the best experience possible by being prepared! Optional Refreshment after the hike at a restaurant TBD. Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Hiking is risky. 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. 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! 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!
- Let's Play Mini-Golf!
Play mini-golf on a unique course located in an historic Denver landmark! Urban Putt has taken over the Denver City Cable Railway Building — which was occupied by the Old Spaghetti Factory — and created a mini-golf course inside that pays homage to special sights in our state. Mini-golf is first come first serve on two separate 9 hole courses. Play either, or both...$11 for one course, $19 for both courses. Parking: Street meters are FREE on Sundays! Food: Urban Putt offers food and drinks. See the menu https://www.urbanputt.com/menus-denver/ See you there!
- Hike Mason Creek to Bear Paw
Join us for a 7.6 mile moderate hike on the Mason Creek and Bear Paw Loop in Staunton State Park. Elevation gain of about 1400 feet and some great views from the Eagle Cliffs Overlook! Carpooling: Meet at the Fort Restaurant located at 19182 Hiway 8 off US 285 at the Hiway 8 Morrison Exit. We will form some carpools and leave the lot by 8am. Dog Free Hikes... Thank you for leaving your baby dog at home for Baby Boomer hikes. What to bring...Colorado weather changes quickly so 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! Directions to Trailhead: Take US 24 to Colorado Hwy 67 in Woodland Park. Go north on Hwy 67 to County Road 126 in Deckers and go west to US 285. Turn north on US 285 at Pine Junction and look for the well-marked exit on the right for Staunton State Park. The park entrance is about 1 mile west of US 285. Optional Refreshment after the hike at a nearby restaurant 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
- Tour of the Highlands Ranch Mansion grounds
****UPDATE! We have a confirmed guided tour for 11:30 am of the mansion/museum. This is optional and you are free to still do a self-guided tour of the mansion. Until the tour starts, attendees can wander the grounds, visit the gardens, and take a look at the various outbuildings and barns. You do not need to stay for the guided tour, which will take about an hour or slightly more depending upon our questions and interests. A highlight will be hearing about the filming of "Centennial" (at least for me!). ------------------------------------ The Highlands Ranch Historic Park and Mansion has a long history that covers the days of Colorado as a source of wealth due to ranching, farming, and oil and gas. www.highlandsranchmansion.com Beyond that, it also played a crucial "role" in the miniseries, "Centennial"** based on the novel of the same name by James Michener. The mansion was the stand-in for the Venneford Ranch "castle" in the TV series, the site of many of the key plots of the story. Besides the mansion, there are also gardens and outbuildings and pastures which are part of a working ranch. If you look in certain directions, you may be able to imagine what the ranch and surrounding high plains looked like before Highlands Ranch become the sprawling suburb it is now. Entrance to the grounds of the historic park and the mansion, which includes a museum, is free and visitors can take self-guided tours and wander the onsite trails. Be sure to doublecheck where the ranch and museum are located within the larger Highlands Ranch community. Parking is available on surface lots near the main entrance of the mansion grounds. **If you have never seen "Centennial", I highly recommend you try to watch the series or read the book. Both are likely to be available at a public library. Or you may find it interesting to read how and where Michener came to write his opus on the history of what became the State of Colorado.
- Mama Mia at the BDT Stage - Boulder's Dinner Theater
Join us for Mama Mia at the BDT Stage - Boulder's Dinner Theater. Price is $40.00 for dinner and show. You tip on ticket price and any extra drinks or food add-ons. We have all the seats in the main C row for this show. Four per table. C21 to 28. Free parking! Pay Jeanne via PayPal or mail a check to her when you sign up. Private message one of us for the mailing address. Synopsis: Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Meet the Group in the bar for a pre show meet and greet and to receive your ticket from Jeanne. See you there!