Finding a Denver Farmers Market Near You [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s your 2018 Guide to Farmer’s Markets in Colorado this summer! Download and print the infographic below.

Saturdays

Denver
Cherry Creek Fresh Market (Map)
1st & University (Cherry Creek Mall)
May 5 – Oct 27 | 8am – 1pm

Golden
Golden Farmers Market (Map)
1019 10th Street
Jun 2 – Oct 6 | 8am – 1pm

Greeley 
Greeley Farmers’ Market (Map)
902 7th Street
May 19 – Oct 27 | 8am – 12pm

Lakewood
Colorado Local Farmers’ Market (Map)
9077 W Alameda Avenue
Jun 16 – Sep 29 | 10am – 2pm

Littleton
Denver Farmers’ Market (Map)
8501 W Bowles
Jun 16 – Sep 29 | 10am – 2pm

Louisville
Louisville Farmers Market (Map)
824 Front Street
May 19 – Oct 13 | 9am – 1pm

Westminster
Westminster Market (Map)
5255 W 98th Avenue
June 4 – September 24 | 9:30am – 1:30pm

Sundays

ARVADA
57th & Olde Wadsworth (Map)
June – Sept | 9am – 1:30pm

COLORADO SPRINGS
Cordera (Map)
11894 Grand Lawn Circle
Jun 3 – Sep 9 | 10am – 3pm

DENVER (HIGHLANDS)
The Farmers’ Market at Highlands Square (Map)
32nd Avenue, Near Lowell & Newton
Jun 3 – Sep 30 | 8am – 12pm

DENVER (CENTRAL)
Sullivan Fountain, across from the Tattered Cover (Map)

E Colfax Avenue & Columbine Street
Jun 3 – Oct 28 | 9am – 1pm

DENVER (STAPLETON)
Stapleton Founder’s Green (Map)

East 29th Avenue & Roslyn Street
Jun 17 – Oct 14 | 8:30am – 12:30pm

DENVER (OLD SOUTH PEARL)
South Pearl Street Farmers Market (Map)

1500 Block of South Pearl Street
May 20 – Nov 18 | 9am – 1pm

HIGHLANDS RANCH
Highlands Ranch Town Center Square (Map)

9288 Dorchester Street
May 6 – Oct 28 | 10am – 12pm

WESTMINSTER
14458 Delaware Street (Map)
Jun 3 – Oct 30 | 9am – 2pm

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Film on the Rocks 2018 – Schedule and Trailers

Film on the Rocks is a collaborative production of the Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues and was created to provide an affordable opportunity for the community to enjoy films and live entertainment at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Each open-air screening begins with a set from a local band. Don’t miss out on these great films this summer! In 2017, more than 54,000 people attended Film on the Rocks events. Check out the trailers below! (via Denver Film)

Where:
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 West Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465

When:
May 15- August 13

Doors Open:
6:30 PM; band starts at 7pm and film begins at Dusk


Tuesday, May 15 –“STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” (tickets)
Band: Special headliner + Church Fire

Monday, June 11 –“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL” (tickets)
Band: Flaural & Light Racket

Monday, June 18 –“HEATHERS” (tickets)
Band: Wildermiss & Retrofette

Monday, July 9 –“THE BIG LEBOWSKI” (tickets)

Monday, July 23 – “HAPPY GILMORE” (tickets)

Tuesday, Aug. 7 –“THE GOONIES” (tickets)

Monday, Aug. 13-“BLACK PANTHER” (tickets)

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Top Midsize Workplace 2018: Quality trumps quantity at Madison & Company Properties

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: (front row from left) Coral Rivera, Kristen Narlinger, her husband Owner Todd Narlinger, April Ivey, Carlee Henderson, and Kathryn Ford, (second row) Danya Granado, President Justin Knoll, Justin Phillips, Colin Dart, Alexandra Osten all of Madison & Company Properties that are finalist in the Top Workplaces for the mid-size category. . February 12, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

(via The Denver Post)

When it comes to real estate brokers, boutique real estate firm Madison & Company Properties believes quality trumps quantity, said April Ivey, the Denver-based firm’s operations manager.

A broker who wants to work at Madison has to have a proven track record and demonstrated belief that collaboration and a focus on details is the key to success. “We don’t typically bring on new brokers,” Ivey said.

The firm, which has 156 employees in six offices in the metro area and was founded in 2008, ranked No. 1 among midsized employers in The Denver Post’s Top Workplaces 2018 survey. It’s Madison’s fifth consecutive year named to the Top Workplaces ranking.

To qualify for a job at Madison a broker must have produced at least $2.5 million in sales, or completed eight transactions in the previous 12 months.

Those who hold managing partner status are in charge of their individual offices and must remain accessible and attentive to the needs of fellow brokers and other staff.

“The leadership in each office is phenomenal, the people who run them want to help their offices,” Ivey said.

The company garnered special recognition for its managers, based on how employees answered the question: How does your manager help you learn and grow? “They reach out and check in with us and if we have any concerns they are responsive immediately to any situation, no matter how small,” one responded.

General comments from employees suggest a high degree of cooperation within the offices.

“It’s what makes me get up each day so I can experience something new and fun,” one commented. “The support we have for one another is amazing and that makes it easy to be around everyone and thrive in what we do for our careers.”

“My ideas are supported and new ideas are fostered and provided to me by others I work with,” said another. “We all share information, experiences and new things to try to keep our businesses strong.”

4 Unique Ways To Give Back During National Volunteer Month 2018

April is National Volunteer Month! Whether you venture out on your own or get together with your friends, family, or coworkers, Madison & Company encourages you to spend some time giving back to your community at one of these Denver area organizations—this month and on an ongoing basis!

If you love gardening and the outdoors… 

Get outdoors and help restore a natural place! 

Restoration volunteers with the Bluff Lake Nature Center work throughout the year to plant trees, restore trails, and remove invasive species throughout Bluff Lake’s 123 acres.  Activities include restoring and preserving habitat, planting native plants, maintaining the short-grass prairie gardens, removing noxious plant species, trail construction and trash pick-up. To become a restoration volunteer, or to schedule a time slot, you can contact Chris Story at cstory@blufflake.org or 303-945-6717.

For other outdoor volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, check out Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

If you like talking as much as you love books…

Use your radio voice and help record audiobooks for the Colorado Talking Book Library! 

For people who can’t read standard print, the Colorado Talking Book Library provides audio, Braille, and large print books. You can join the studio team to help review, record, or narrate audiobooks for those who are hearing impaired. To learn more about the requirements, time commitment, and skills needed, you can visit their website.

If you have a knack for organizing and sorting…

As a creative reuse store, Recreative Denver gets an average of 100 lbs of donated materials daily. Become a volunteer inventory coordinator and help sort through new donations, price things, and place them in the storefront. It can be a fascinating treasure hunt but it is also overwhelming for their (very) small staff and they can use all the assistance they can get. To volunteer, you can fill out the form on their website!

If you want to help knock out hunger

Metro Caring is Denver’s leading hunger relief organization. Become a warehouse or market volunteer and help end hunger at its root!

Warehouse volunteers help inspect, clean, sort, and organize food donation deliverers. This is great for those seeking a volunteer community or those who want to volunteer with friends.

Market volunteers help to restock shelves and keep the produce cooler full, help participants shop our market and find foods that work for their family, and help participants out to their cars. These roles involve participant interaction and working in pairs to accomplish volunteer tasks.

There are plenty of other ways to offer help….

These are only a few ways you can help! To explore more opportunities, head to volunteermatch.org and find exciting volunteer opportunities near you. You can filter the results to find opportunities that fit your schedule and your talents so that you can support causes you are passionate about in your community. Get to work!

 

Change Is in the Air at DIA

Denver International Aiport (DIA) has been in negotiations for months over upcoming changes to the airport. The project has been highly contested, with strong and vocal opinions on all sides. In August the renovation plan was approved. Ultimately the project will be massive, introducing new partnerships, adding gates, changing layout, and totaling over $1 billion.

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• 26 new gates added to DIA’s three concourses. This will happen over the next few years. 

• $650 – $775 million in terminal renovations that will consolidate ticketing, relocate security to the upper level, and add more spots for food and shopping. This is part of the anticipation of increased traffic and an ultimate goal of increasing the terminal’s capacity to 80 million passengers per year.

• The project will take approximately 4 years to complete and costs over $1 billion. 

• The renovation aims to utilize the airport’s limited space more effectively and strategically. 

• Safer airport security is a huge part of the renovation plan, updates have been needed for years, especially post-9/11.

• A seventh runway. 

• Widening of Peña Boulevard, the airport’s access highway. 

 

 

Your Oktoberfest Guide: Denver 2017

OKtoberfest 2017

 

Despite having October in its name, Oktoberfest is celebrated in late August or early September. Typically a three-to-six day festival, Oktoberfest is filled with dancing and games, beer, brats, and saur kraut, and endless fun. The origins of Oktoberfest trace back to 1810 and a five-day wedding celebration for the crown prince of Bavaria. Held in Munich, the celebration was attended by over forty thousand people and was such an enjoyable event they decided to throw an anniversary party the next year, and the next, and the next…and so Oktoberfest was born! Denver is home to one of the biggest and most popular Oktoberfests in the country, but there are numerous other Oktoberfest celebrations around Colorado!

Denver Oktoberfest

The 48th annual Denver Oktoberfest, this festival has been ranked one of the country’s finest. This four-day event promises lots of fun, delicious food, and excellent beer because, as the website reminds us, “Denver drinks beer really well.”

WHEN: September 22-23 & September 29-30

WHERE: Between 20th St & 22nd St on Larimer St, Downtown Denver

Drink RiNo Oktoberfest

Some of RiNo’s favorite breweries are coming together to celebrate their favorite beverage. The website proudly announces, this “is NOT a beir tasting event, it’s a beir drinking event!” So come together to enjoy RiNo’s finest fall beer selection.

WHEN: September 16

WHERE: 2875 Blake Street, Denver 80205

Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest Celebration and 5k

What better way to start your Oktoberfest celebration than with a run? Join the Highlands Ranch Community Association in their annual Oktoberfest festivities and 5k. The race will be followed by Oktoberfest’s usual fare with German food, dancing, beer, music, and lots of kiddo-oriented entertainment for an afternoon of fun for the whole family!

WHEN: September 23

WERE: Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch 80129

Castle Rock Oktoberfest

Reminiscent of childhood block parties, the Castle Rock Oktoberfest (hosted by Downtown Castle Rock) will have a street fair vibe, with live music, food vendors, and of course a multitude of local breweries. Don’t miss the live demonstrations, and of course the bounce house to keep the inner child alive!

WHEN: September 30

WERE: Wilcox Square, Downtown Castle Rock, 80104

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These are just a few of the many Oktoberfest celebrations going on in Colorado throughout September and October! If you’re looking for more of a mountain getaway and time away from the busy city, check out these mountain town festivities:

Vail: September 8 – 19, 15-17

Loveland: September 15 – 16

Woodland Park: September 16-17

Longmont: September 22-23

Montrose: September 30