Denver Deal: Free Days, Starbucks, Beauty Brands and Butterflies

Do your kids have a favorite shirt or outfit? You know, the one that they seem to get dressed in all.the.time. Like, every single time you tell them to change or get dressed they end up in that same shirt. I would nag them to go change that this was something like the 10 millionth time that I have seen them in this shirt (and  that I’m fairly certain it had not been washed that much). It was just brought to my attention (by my kids no less) that apparently I have a favorite shirt. Yes, the same “repeater infraction.” But…but…but. I love it! It is the Gobi Shirt from White Sierra. (I also think they meant to spell it as Gobi Desert shirt – but on the website it is listed as Dessert (which is does feel as awesome as sweets – so maybe it was an intentional Freudian Slip). I love that there is a little pocket tucked in the side of it and it is so lightweight and whisks off sweat I can wear it hiking or looks good enough to go out or just chilling at home.

FREE Days: Saturday, August 1 get free admission to the Denver Art Museum and History Colorado Center and on Sunday, August 2 go to the Denver Firefighter’s Museum and Mizel Museum for free. Then celebrate Colorado’s Birthday with free admission to state parks on Monday August 3 and on August 4, free admission to the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. For more details, go here.

The Melt Grand Opening: The Melt introduces their cheesy awesomeness at their newest location at Park Meadows Dining Hall. While the location opens on Friday, August 14th MileHighMamas readers can get free food on Aug. 13 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. using the password: Burger Lover.

Starbucks Treat Receipt. Starbucks Treat Receipt promotion is back! Bring your receipt for your morning Starbucks Fix to get a Cold Grande Beverage (after 2 p.m.) for just $2.50.

Panarathon!  Run Hunger Out of Town. Panera Bread is proud to present the 9th Annual WestminsterPanerathon 5K & 10K to Fight Hunger. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. For every $1.00 raised, FBR will provide 4 meals to people in need in our community. Kids! Join us for the FREE Panera Kids Fun Run, an out-and-back DASH (approximately 1/8 mile) for aspiring Panerathon-ers 12 years and younger. 7:45 a.m. Free Kids Fun Run, 8:00 a.m. 5K & 10K start. http://panerathon.com/

Butterfly Pavillion Celebrates. National Kids Day is just around the corner! To encourage adults to spend more meaningful and quality time with their children, National Kids Day was created in 1994 by KidsPeace. Butterfly Pavilion is supporting this unofficial national holiday by offering all children $4 admission, August 3rd, for National Kids Day!  What better way to spend quality time with your kids then by learning together! Plus don’t forget Father-in-law Day! There is a Mother’s, a Father’s Day, why not a Father-in-law Day?  Show your father-in-law how much he means to you. Bring him to Butterfly Pavilion on the 30thand get $3 off his admission price!

Beauty Brands Liter Sale. I usually grab the stuff at WalMart or Target to wash my hair – but when you have a liter sale where the really expensive good stuff at Beauty Brands where a liter is just $13.99 plus a $3.50 off coupon – I might as well get the more expensive hair shampoo and conditioner!

Ricki and the Flash FREE MOVIE: Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig (and stars next to her real-life daughter), as hard-rocking guitar heroine in ‪#‎RickiAndTheFlash‬. Visit:http://www.sonyscreenings.com/MHMRicki to download an admit-two pass to the Denver screening on August 4th. In theaters everywhere August 7th! (Seats arent’ guaranteed and you should plan to get to the theater at least a 1/2 hour before show time – even if you have a ticket).

Ongoing

Free, healthy summer meals for Colorado kids and teens. Summer should be a fun and enriching time for all Colorado children, but for many it represents a time when they are at the greatest risk of hunger due to lost access to school meals. Thanks to a statewide collaboration to address child hunger, 533 community sites across Colorado will provide meals to children up to 18 years old at no cost this summer.  Colorado families can find nearby summer food sites by using an interactive map at KidsFoodFinder.org or calling the statewide, bilingual Hunger Free Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626.

Free Outdoors Movies and Concerts. Denver is chock-full of great, talented musicians that play around town for free – and what is better than a movie outdoors on a cool summer night among about 500 of your closest friends? Don’t miss our round-up of free outdoor movies and concerts this summer.

Harkins Summer Movie Fun. Harkins Summer Movie Fun program for kids is back again this year. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Make Harkins Summer Movie Fun for kids an annual tradition for your family. All adults must be accompanied by children.  Tickets are on sale now at participating locations. Movies this summer include: Boxtrolls, The Lorax, Rio 2, Dolphin Tale 2, Curious George, Nut Job, Puss in Boots, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Penguins of Madagascar.

Cinemark Movie Clubhouse. There’s nothing quite like spending a hot day in a cool movie theater.Cinemark has a 10-week film fest of its own: $5 for 10 movies when purchased in advance at cinemark.com.  If you delay and purchase at the theater, movies are still just $1. Most locations start on Wednesday, June 2 with screenings starting at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and/or Wednesday. The film line-up includes The Croods, The LEGO Movie, Dolphin Tale 2, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Penguins of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chip Wrecked, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and The Nut Job.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading. Kids can earn a free book of their won from Barnes & Noble (one of my favorite stores) in three easy steps. Step 1: Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF). Step 2: Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. (Find a Store). then Step 3: choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store… Enjoy reading!

Free Denver Walking Tours Denver parents, kiddos, and visitors alike will be able to see and experience downtown Denver in a new way. They’ll be able to take advantage of Denver Free Walking Tours’ new two hour daily tours that leave at 10 a.m. daily, starting in Civic Center Park, then wind through downtown past more than a dozen of Denver’s distinctive landmarks, and end in front of Coors Field. No reservations needed and tours are every day – rain, snow, or shine.  There’s no up-front cost for this fun, educational opportunity for kids and parents but tipping is strongly recommended. If you’d like a tour specifically geared to your kids, Denver Walking Tours offers group tours for a nominal charge so grab your friends for a fun day of learning this summer!

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Kids Eat Free Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

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