- Sleightly Impossible: Comedy & Magic Show (Buy Your Own Tickets)
Buy Your Own Tickets. Discounted tickets available at Goldstar, Groupon or AARP. Full price tickets at http://tickets.sleightlyimpossible.com/ Join us for some comedy and magic by Sleightly Impossible at the Lumbar Baron Inn! The math of Sleightly Impossible is pretty easy to add up: when you put two magicians on stage, you’re bound to have twice as much fun. Gene R. Gordon and Matthew C. Brandt are about a million times more entertaining than a solo magic performance. Blending their two unique styles of close-up magic, this show will delight you from curtain up to the final Ta-Da! Buy your own tickets! Discount tickets available at Gold Star, Groupon or AARP When these tickets are sold out you can buy full price tickets at http://tickets.sleightlyimpossible.com/ See you there!
- Beaver Brook and Chavez Trail Hike
The Beaver Brook and Chavez Trails are close to the metro area, but have a back country feel. A short, but steep trail winds through a thick forest along a brook and when the trees open up, you get a beautiful view. The loop is around 5 miles roundtrip with about 1000 ft elevation gain. The trail starts off downhill then can be steep and rocky so microspikes and poles are advised. We will hike the Braille Nature Trail to Beaver Brook Trail and loop back on the Chavez Trail. The Beaver Brook trail is well marked with signs on trees that say "B/B" and there are mile markers every half mile. What to bring...weather changes quickly so come prepared with appropriate hiking clothing (no jeans or cotton), 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: Take I-70 West to the Chief Hosa Exit #253 to the Genesee Park lot (also the east entrance to the Beaver Brook trail). Turn north at the off ramp stop sign, then right onto Stapleton Drive. Stapleton drive is a dirt road which you take for less than 1 mile to the parking lot which is easy to spot on the left side of the street. Carpooling: Meet at Wooly Mammoth, Section CC where we'll form some carpools and leave the parking lot at 9:40am. The parking lot is located on I-70 West, Exit 259, turn right then left on US 40 West. Drive up the hill to Section CC, across from the Conoco. Woolly Mammoth Park & Ride Lot - Exit # 259 off I-70 West. 18560 US Hwy 40 , Golden, CO. Optional refreshment after the hike at a nearby restaurant TBD. 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 and enjoyment. See you there!
- Phantom of the Opera at the Buell (Buy Your Own Tickets)
Buell Theatre at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Join us for Phantom of the Opera! Buy Your Own Tickets at https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/the-phantom-of-the-opera/ Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera makes its triumphant return to Denver as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour. Buy Your Own Tickets at https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/the-phantom-of-the-opera/ P.S. I'm sitting in Orchestra E, Row H, Seats 3 & 4 Optional Dinner before the show at a nearby restaurant TBD. See you there!
- Hike Garden of the Gods
November weather is a transitional time for hiking! Trails can be wet and snowy, weather is unpredictable and roads can be unsafe for driving. Let's stick to some trails closer to the Denver area and hope for the best! Garden of the Gods is located in Colorado Springs, about an hour south of Denver. The Park is a unique biological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the pinon-juniper woodlands characteristic of the American Southwest, and merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. The 300 million years of geological history of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs reveal one of the most extensive pictures of earth history found anywhere in the United States. It is a true geological wonder. Meet the Group at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at 10am. We'll pick up maps and start walking to the Main Parking Lot to begin our scenic walk. We'll start with three trails but it could be a long day, so be flexible! We will start walking from the north main parking lot of the Garden of the Gods Park. Three trails to start: Perkins Central Garden Trail, easy, 1-1/2 mile roundtrip over a concrete foot path with less than 30 feet in elevation; Ridge Trail, moderate 1/2 mile loop, with less than 100 feet of elevation gain; Siamese Twins Trail, easy 1 mile roundtrip with less tan 150 feet of elevation gain. Could be icy so bring good traction shoes and/or spikes! 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 - personal first aid kit, rain/snow gear, hat, gloves, extra socks, and extra layers, etc. Make it the best experience possible by being prepared! Directions to Garden of the Gods Visitors & Nature Center: From Denver: Take I-25 South to Colorado Springs: Take Exit #146 (Garden of the Gods Road). Go West (towards the mountains) for 2.5 miles. Turn Left onto 30th Street - The Visitor & Nature Center will be on the left (a little over a mile). Carpooling: Meet in the Lone Tree Cabela's parking lot where we'll form some carpools and leave by 9am. It's an hour drive to Garden of the Gods from here. Cabela's is located at 10670 Cabela's Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124 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 and enjoyment.
- 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!
- Mariachis and Dinner (Buy Your Own)
After seeing the Linda Ronstadt movie, I'm anxious to hear some Mariachi music! Join me at one of the few restaurants that still offers free music while we dine! Reservation made (2 tables of 10) so only RSVP if you'll definitely join us. Separate checks requested. No Shows will be noted. Plan on ordering food and/or drink for yourself or to share. See their menu... https://www.3margaritas.com/westminster-menu 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!
- 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!
- 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.