Spaghetti might be bad date food: It's sloppy, with a propensity for staining. But at the Father's Day Spaghetti Dinner at the Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Place, spaghetti will be the main course. Sunday pasta dinners are a long-running tradition, dating back to the inception of firehouses which were run predominantly by Italian and Irish families, explains executive director Angela Rayne. "Lore has it Italians were the better cooks," Rayne adds.
As a special treat, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will be allowed to climb on the fire trucks for pictures and take a behind-the-scenes tour, including a walk-through of the new storage facilities and the basement both big no-nos during everyday visits to the museum.
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So tuck in that napkin and pull up a chair with current and former Denver firefighters. Tickets, $12, are available at 303-892-1436; for more information, go to www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org.
Sun., June 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.