Weekend Events & Neighborhood Scoop

Every Friday check out what's taking place in and around the Boulder, Colorado community.

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“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson

Today is Earth Day!   Help celebrate this much-needed day of environmental awareness.  We'd like to share just a few simple things you can do to help today on Earth Day, and hopefully every day to support the environment of our planet:

1.  CONSERVE - A few easy ways that you can conserve our resources such as water, electricity, etc.:

-  Water - 

    * Run the dishwasher with only a full load of dishes.  

    * Wash only full loads of clothing on the cold cycle.  

    * Choose "water sense" products when replacing and purchasing products.

-  Electricity and Energy -  

   * If you don't have a

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Easter Sunday is just around the corner. Do you have plans? If you are lucky enough to live here in Colorado we have found you some great options. 

Why not start off your Easter weekend in Boulder? Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is hosting their 36th annual Easter Egg Race at 2525 Arapahoe Ave on April 19th. For kids 10 and under this is a fun free Easter activity (don’t forget your basket!). The kids will be split into four age groups, and the races start at 10am. There are four rounds, so don’t worry if you’re running late. This is a free hunt, so expect plenty of competition!

Once your basket is full, head on down to the Children’s Museum of Denver at 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. Here you will find the Bunny Trail Eggventure. This Eggventure goes

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The YMCA is known as the foundation in many communities across the United States, especially if you have children. In Colorado this could not be more true, specifically in the area of Boulder County which is known for its family friendly lifestyle and outstanding community resources. Being a YMCA kid myself, I know the value of their after school programs as well as their swimming and sports programs. I treasure the experiences I had growing up there. In addition to these resources provided for children, they offer valuable adult services as well, including classes, workshops, fitness programs and more. Without the help of countless volunteers and supporters, the YMCA could not offer the plethora of programs they do. As the largest nonprofit in the United

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The Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is the center of The Kids Village in Boulder, Colorado located in The Village Shopping Center.  This very popular collection of retail shops, which is off Arapahoe Rd. and 28th St., is home to places like Crossfit Sanitas, Le Peep, McGuckin Hardware, Salon Salon, Sprouts Farmers Market, Zolo Grill and several other great restaurants and retails stores.  All of the kids stores are conveniently clustered together making The Kids Village an easy choice for a family outing. 

Play! At Grandrabbit's is a lot of fun and the perfect spot for kids 5 and under.  Next to the Toy Shoppe, Play! at Grandrabbit’s is not attached, but does allow the kids the opportunity to play with a lot of the toys available for purchase. The cost

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Come celebrate the Boulder International Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary with the rest of the City, now through February 16th, 2014! This international event started on the 13th with the Opening Night Gala and will conclude with the Closing Night Awards and Birthday Party extravaganza and will feature other events including the French Foovie, Global Town Hall, and B.A.D Party.  Tickets for these, other events and movies can be purchased from BIFF’s website through their program viewer or on their tickets page!  Co-founded by two Boulder sisters, Kathy and Robin Beeck, this 10th Anniversary event will be especially notable for these two as they look back on the journey to what is now one of the area's most renowned Film Festivals. Don’t miss out on

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Ellie is Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback mixed breed that has an adorable face and a sweet personality. 65 pounds with a playful spirit, Ellie tends to be a bit shy at first, but once she warms up to you she is your best friend forever. If you want a dog that will run with you on the trails and loves being active outdoors, Ellie is the girl for you, as long as you have no other animals.

 

Omaha! He is a 65 pound 2 year old Dalmatian Australian Shepherd mix that is full of energy. A loving and affectionate guy, Omaha is protective of his people and would fit best in a home with older children and does not like to share his affection with other pets. This cute boy would be the perfect companion for an active family that is looking for an energetic pup!

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The University of Colorado-Boulder is rated in the Top 100 Universities in the United States by US News. CU was founded in 1876 and the campus covers over 600 acres of land. It was ranked in the 86th position in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges, as well.


Over 300 clubs are found on campus, along with 40 fraternities and sororities. CU also provides NCAA Division 1 Pac-12 Conference sports teams named the Colorado Buffaloes, or the Buffs for short.

Whether students decide to leave the campus and enjoy one of the 11 ski slopes within three hours or they decide to stay on campus, there are plenty of activities found near CU. Students can utilize for free the CU NightRide to go into the city and the shuttle runs until 1:15 am on weekends and until

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Brunch is one of the most popular ways to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning and early afternoon. Many of the hottest restaurants in Boulder provide a special brunch on the weekends. Here are the top spots for brunch throughout the city.

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Turley's Kitchen - 2805 Pearl Street

From their smoked salmon eggs benedict, light plates, and green eggs and ham to their homemade chai and fresh smoothies, Turley's Kitchen, hands down, has one of the best breakfast around town! 

Tangerine - 2777 Iris Avenue

Tangerine provides a breakfast all day focus with some of the best choices found on their menu. Brunch here includes Mediterranean-style cuisine with delicious coffee house chai and plenty

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The University of Colorado provides a number of great events every year. Many of these events are found in athletics. The university is a part of the very competitive Pac-12 Conference and they provide a number of choices in athletics including:

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  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Men's and Women's Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Skiing

Tickets are available for all of these different sports. Some of the sports can be viewed free of charge or for a very inexpensive price. Both Men's and Women's Basketball are currently in season.

Men's Basketball

At the time of writing, the University of Colorado Men's Basketball team is 14-3 with many upcoming home games including:

  • Utah -
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Boulder is a hotbed in the cycling world, and this week Boulder is excited and honored to be hosting the USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships.  Boulder is known worldwide for many things, but if you are into cycling you know it for its reputation for the sport!  Because of things like altitude training benefits, kick-ass terrain, community passion, and opportunities for local and national competitions, it's only natural that cycling Boulder is hosting the event.

The USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships are taking place right in our backyard at the Valmont Bike Park.  A huge community and national event, spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy all the awesomeness of Valmont Bike Park while watching their loved ones and

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