Lafayette Senior Services and the Latino Advisory Board present the annual Festival Plaza Event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at 309 S. Public Road in Lafayette! Spend the evening under the stars dancing and enjoy the music of Sontref Band. This evening will include desserts from around the world, face painting, balloon artist and dancing. The night will be full of fun entertainment for older adults, their families and caregivers. Must register by Saturday, June 23. Call 303-665-9052.
Lafayette Senior Services y Latino Advisory Board presenta el Festival Plaza Event desde 6 a 8 pm el jueves, 28 de junio en 309 Road S. Público en Lafayette! Pase la noche en el baile debajo de las estrellas y disfrute de la música de Sontref Band. Esta noche se incluyen postres de todo el mundo, pintura de caras, artistas de globo y baile. La noche estará llena de diversión y entretenimiento para los adultos mayores, sus familias y cuidadores. Registrarse para el sábado, 23 de junio. Llame al 303-665-9052.
The Small Business Workshop, hosted by Councilwoman Robin Kniech and members of the Ethio-American Advocacy group for Democracy and Development, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. Topics include: government and nonprofit resources, business permitting, loans/financial assistance and doing business with Denver. RSVP with name, address, email, phone number and any specific questions/topics you hope to get answered at the workshop. Email Avery.Perryman@Denvergov.org or call 720-337-7712.
The City of Boulder’s Homeownership Program will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. For more information on the program, homes available, income and asset requirements or the date of the next free program orientation visit www.boulderaffordablehomes.com or call 303-441-3157, ext. 2.
The Restoring Hope Breakfast will take place at 7-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at the Courtyard Marriott, 1475 S. Colorado Blvd. Join in for the inaugural “Restoring Hope” Breakfast. Enjoy a complimentary meal in the Skyline Ballroom and learn how you can enhance the quality of life for Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment. Register online at restoringhope0627.eventbrite.com, call Liz Miller, 303-669-3113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Boulder’s Division of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) is offering a workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the CYF Building, 2160 Spruce St., to help participants determine if becoming a licensed family child care provider is the right profession for them. The costs and benefits of licensing, Colorado’s rules and regulations and the steps required to become licensed will be discussed. The workshop is free to City of Boulder residents. For additional information call 303-441-1912 or visit www.bouldercolorado.gov/cyfhhs/rt.
Join Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, for a special exhibit celebrating the 20th Anniversary with masks never before seen from its permanent collection 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. Visit www.museo.org or call 303-571-4401.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center presents “Rio de Lagrimas/River of Tears,” a multimedia production about La Llorona seeking justice for hundreds of women murdered in Ciudad Juarez. The performances will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, Friday, June 29 and Saturday June 30 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 and Sunday, July 1. The show will be at the Wells Fargo Auditorium, 1701 4th Street SW in Albuquerque. For more information, visit www.nhccnm.org.
Belmar presents Music on the Plaza featuring free live acoustic and jazz ensembles. Andy Hackbarth will be performing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at Belmar Plaza, near the intersection of W. Alameda Ave. and S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. For more information, visit
Make Music Denver is a daylong celebration of local live music that will take place on World Music Day, Thursday, June 21. Downtown sidewalks, parks, street corners, restaurants and businesses will be transformed into a stage for free concerts. For more information, including how to volunteer to play or be a venue, visit www.downtowndenver.com/Life/WhattoDo/MakeMusicDenver/tabid/578/Default.aspx.
Oasis Entertainment presents North Denver Business Owners Fair at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at The Oriental Theatre, 44th Ave. and Tennyson. Get to know the North Denver business owners and have a great time doing it! All Star Fashion Show, live music by Mirage, Tina & Co and Eef and the Blues Express. Surprise celebrity guest raffles great gifts. Call Oasis Entertainment at 720-385-4286.
Don’t miss the 11th Annual Colorado Ranch Rodeo Championship! The Rodeo opens at 5 p.m. with a Trade Show on Friday, June 22 and opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 with a Horse show and ending with an Outdoor Dance featuring “Rodeo Road Apples” at 9 p.m. The rodeo will be held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 33747 County Road 2R, in Hugo, Colo. Cost is $6 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.coloradochampionshipranchrodeo.com, call 719-743-2201 or email@example.com.
The Refugees in Focus Film Festival returns to Emily Griffith Technical College for a second year. The film festival commemorates the United Nations’ World Refugee Day. The festival will take place Tuesday to Thursday, June 26, 27 and 28, starting at 6 p.m. each evening at Emily Griffith Technical College, 1250 Welton St., Room 123, Denver. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, visit www.emilygriffith.edu/language.
Get Outside and Learn Something (GOALS) presents the 2012 Creek at the Peak river race and music festival will take place Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at the Idaho Springs Ball fields. For more information and race times, visit www.creekatthepeak.com.
Motorcycle Depot’s 4th Annual Motorcycle Ride and Car Show benefiting cops fighting cancer will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at the Motorcycle Depot, 231 Airport Blvd. in Aurora. Activities will include a group ride, motorcycle skills demonstrated by Aurora Police Department Motorcycle Enforcement Team and much more! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/267059016723622.
The 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival will take place from Saturday, June 23 to Sunday, June 24 in LoDo on Lawrence St. between 19th and 20th Streets. Featuring continuous live entertainment, arts and crafts, taiko drums, bonsai, ikebana and feast of Japanese foods and much, much more. Free admission. For more info about the 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival, call the Denver Buddhist Temple, 303-295-1844.
Grab your helmet, schedule your tune-up and map your route: Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is Wednesday, June 27. BTWD is a money-saving, healthy alternative for you and the environment. Aurora will host a Bike to Work Day breakfast station along the High Line Canal Trail, just west of the new underpass at Chambers Road. This is north of the Aurora Municipal Center, along the High Line Canal Trail. Bike to Work Day is sponsored by Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and is celebrated metro-wide each June. For a complete list of breakfast and bike home stations, as well as to register for great prizes, visit
The 2012 Safe Summer Initiative Community Meeting to Address Gang Violence will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at Blair Caldwell Library, 2401 Welton St. Join Community leaders State Rep. Angela Williams, State Sen. Irene Aguilar, Denver Police Chief Robert White, Denver Sheriff’s Department, Greater Denver Metro Ministerial Alliance Butch Montoya, Charlotte Stephens-Safe City. As well as representatives from the Denver Police Department, the Office of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and many other community leaders to address preventing gang violence in the Denver Metro area. Call 303-866-2909.
Don’t miss the 10th annual Gunnison River Festival on Friday, June 22–Saturday, June 23. For more information, visit www.gunnisonriverfestival.com, www.Facebook.com/gunnisonriverfestival or call 970-901-6215*.