Get Your Learn On – FREE Events & Classes at the Denver Public Library

Did you know that the Denver Public Library hosts tons of valuable classes and events for free? Yes. Totally free. You can learn how to crochet, speak Spanish (and other languages), meet new authors, and even how to write code on your computer.

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Need a creative refresher? Check out the DPL’s events and classes to recharge those creative batteries. Image Courtesy of Google Images – please click to visit the blog this was copied from. DenverSpeax, 2014.

They offer a ton of different classes and events for adults AND kids at all of the different branches of the Denver Public Library. Continue reading

Zombie Crawl 2014 – Who’s getting excited?

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After last year’s craziness, we can’t wait for this year’s Zombie Crawl. More info coming soon, but to get registered right away, click here.

Here’s the tentative agenda for the day, October 18th:

  • 9:00 am – Organ Trail
  • 12:00 – Makeup and costume help
  • 2:00 pm – Kickoff!
  • 3:00 pm – Widows Bane
  • 3:55 pm – Thriller!
  • 4:00 pm – Zombie Crawl Parade down 16th St.
  • 5:30 pm – Costume Contests @ Skyline Park
  • 8:00 pm – Zombie Crawl after parties at Casselman’s and Meadowlark

For more info, visit the official site to look into “Killer Deal” wrist bands (totally getting these this year for deals on food & beer!) and other info regarding the after parties. Zombie Prom, anyone?! Yes, please!

DenverSpeax hopes to have a big crew there, so please don’t be shy and contact us if you’d like to hang! Let’s get a big group together and have a blast at this *FREE* event. Maybe include a little bike riding action in our sweet get ups?!

 

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Denverspeax Top 5: The US Pro Challenge Experience

This past Sunday, the US Pro Challenge provided a front-row seat to those in Denver. The streets we ride everyday suddenly became very important routes while cowbells and cheers echoed throughout the streets.

Living in Cap Hill, multiple chunks of this epic race were only BLOCKS away, and easily accessible for spectators. From a Denverspeax perspective, here are the Top 5 Reasons that the US Pro Challenge rocks (outside of the race itself, of course):

 

#1: Sponsored Bike Corrals
Thanks, Denver Bicycle Cafe! There’s nothing like being able to walk around the US Pro Challenge knowing that your bike is safe and sound.

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For more on the Denver Bike Cafe, click on the picture! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2014.

 

 

#2: Food Trucks and Big Screens
Kudos to the Crock Spot for dishing up deliciousness in Civic Center alongside other Denver Food Trucks. Our “Build Your Own” dish we opted for below included the following:

  • 1/2 Fluffy cous cous
  • 1/2 Thai Jasmine fried rice
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Chimichuri Sauce
  • Add veggies

Crock Spot is most definitely social media stalk-worthy, voted #1 by 5280 Magazine in 2013.

Smashburger provided the hugest screen we’ve ever seen for race coverage. This was invaluable as it was nearly impossible to get back to the Center once you joined in spectating on the streets of the actual routes.

Big screens, soft grass to sit down on, and delicious food? Fantastic!

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Mmmm…. delicious! Filling, but not stuffing – Crock Spot is where it’s at! Click on this picture to visit their website and check out the menu. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2014

 

 

#3. Awesome Vendors with Awesome Schwag!
Pictured below, Primal provides the best cycling apparel in town, making any team look like a million bucks. Make sure you check out their custom work as well by visiting their site. Thanks for the cool draw-string bags, guys!

Other vendors, like Clif Bar and Sierra Nevada, also made their presence known by filling every square inch of sidewalk surrounding  Civic Center Park.

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Click on the picture to check out all the goodness that Primal Wear has to offer! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2014

 

#4. Hanging with Friends
The US Pro Challenge is a celebration in Denver, and who better to celebrate with than your buds?! At an event like this, it isn’t difficult to run into many people you know and love.

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Awesome time hanging with friends at the US Pro Challenge. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2014

 

 

#5. Viewing Colorado’s Capitol building in the background the whoooole time
What’s cooler than seeing that beautiful, shiny, golden top wave at you all day while you enjoy one of the best bike races in the world?

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What a beautiful day in the Capitol! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2014.

Not much, my friends. Not much.

Next year, we’ve decided that we need to have a party pre-US Pro Challenge. Maybe set up right on the route! Luckily, next year, we’ll have all of the cowbells we collected from this year to help cheer on all of the riders!

Share your favorite Pro Challenge memories below – what were your Top 5 favorite things? 

 

 

Valverde Bazaar Pop-Up Outdoor Market – 1 Day Only!

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Check out one of the coolest Colorado home-grown, hand-made flea markets around – the Valverde Bazaar. Click on the photo to check out their Facebook Page! Photo courtesy of the Valverde Bazaar’s Facebook Page, May 2014

 

Set up in the outdoor space of Eron Johnson Antiques, this 1-day Pop-Up Market will launch their second season this upcoming Saturday, May 17th. Open from 9 am – 4 pm, the Valverde Bazaar will show off over 70 local, crafty vendors toting vintage, antique, and creative offerings to the public.

As if home-made goods and beautiful collections weren’t enough, food trucks and live music are also on the roster for this upcoming Saturday. Check out the Bazaar located at Eron Johnson Antiques on 389 South Lipan Street in Denver – it is a FREE event, suitable for all ages, and is a great way to get outside. Support local artists and bring a friend or two! There will be so many amazing booths, great food, and sunshine – something we all need after the blizzard of last night!

For more information, check out the Valverde Bazaar on Facebook.