The first weekend of June is the annual free fishing weekend in Colorado! This year, on June 6th and 7th, you can fish without a license (all other rules apply). Check out all the details on this event and fishing in Colorado here.
Archives for May 2015
There’s a variety of places that do a free or cheap event for kids every month: from crafts to storytime to cooking classes, be sure to check out the following places for their events that are going on this month.
- Barnes & Noble: Free storytime and Lego Club, usually on Fridays and Saturdays.
Go here for the B&N children’s event schedule
- Chick-fil-A: Free kids club from 9-11 AM on Wednesdays at the N. Carefree location and on Thursdays at the N. Academy location.
Go here for more information on Chick-fil-A’s Kids Club
- Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum: Children’s story hour on the third Wednesday each month; $2 suggested donation.
Call 385-5990 for more info or view their calendar online
- Focus on the Family Bookstore: Free storytime on the first and third Wednesdays at 10 AM.
Call 719-531-3464 for more information.
- Home Depot: Free workshops (includes project, apron, and pin) for kids on the first Saturday of the month. Some stores require online registration, some (Powers & Woodmen, and Pikes Peak & Academy) do not.
Go here for more information on Home Depot’s Kids Workshops. Also, be sure to check out the info on free birthday parties at Home Depot!
- Lowe’s: Free project clinics for kids on select Saturday mornings; advance registration required.
Go here for more information on Lowe’s Build & Grow workshops
- Michael’s: Craft event for kids on Saturday mornings, costs $2.00.
Go here for the Michael’s Kids Club event schedule
- Williams-Sonoma: Free “junior chef” classes for kids every Saturday morning.
Go here for the Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Class schedule
- Whole Foods: Free classes for kids on the 3rd Saturday of the month, reservations required.
Go here and select a store for the Whole Foods class schedule
And of course, the Pikes Peak Library District has dozens of events every month – you can view their calendar here.
If you know of other places that offer monthly events for kids that are free or very cheap, please do comment and let me know or email me here!
The Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall will be open to the public with some free events this Sunday, May 31st, from 12-2 PM – they’ll have opportunities to skate, learn curling, and meet figure skaters. Find out more info here.
The free splash parks and play fountains in Colorado Springs are open or will be opening soon! Here’s the info:
The Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park will open on May 30th and runs daily from 11 AM to 5:30 PM, with shortened hours starting in August (TBA).
The Uncle Wilbur Fountain at Acacia Park is open May 30th through August 16th. It runs daily from 12 PM to 6 PM, with shortened hours starting in August (TBA).
The splash area at First and Main Town Center (in front of Cinemark Theater) is now open and runs daily – the hours on this one kind of vary, so if you want to confirm before you go, you can call the theater box office to find out if it’s on.
The splash pad at Aga Park in Fountain runs May 27th through September 2nd for 2015, and the fountains are on from 9 AM to 9 PM. This is a 4,000 square foot waterpark with areas designed for toddlers, families, and teens. It’s located at El Paso Street and Alabama Avenue in Fountain.
And, the Deerfield Hills Sprayground opens June 1st and runs from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday; and 12 PM to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday through August 14th.
From August 17th through September 7th, it’s open on Fridays from 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 PM.
This one’s not free, but if you are headed to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (zoo discounts and coupons here), be sure to stop by My Big Backyard inside the zoo for a cool mist!
$1.99 for Store Brand (gallon) at Safeway
Shelf price, added May 23.
The Albertsons and Safeway ads are getting more and more similar every week – I’m wondering if they’ll actually officially combine the ad or if it will stay separate-but-similar. (Please comment if you’ve heard any rumors!) Safeway does have several great deals that are unique to them this week, like Tide as low as $2.99 and Kleenex for $0.59 after coupons.
I thought King Soopers’ deal on Seattle’s Best coffee was awesome, but looks like it’s even lower at Albertsons! More of their great deals that start Wednesday include Luvs diapers, Welch’s fruit snacks, Corn Nuts, and Fiora bath tissue.
I don’t see a ton of amazing deals at Sprouts in their ad that starts on Wednesday, but they do have peaches and nectarines for $0.88/lb! We usually see at least peaches go lower than that, but if these are good ones, I’m hoping to get some peach pie filling canned!