Going into its fourth year stronger than ever, the Prom Dress Exchange is ready to offer an affordable alternative for the usually pricey prom season. Laura Bauer took over as president of the non-profit in 2011 and has brought in thousands of outfit options for anyone looking for evening apparel fo ... More >>
You need an eye-opener this morning, don't you? All of the Colorado McDonald's locations will be giving any customer a free, small McCafe coffee today, in honor of Black Friday. You can get a cup of Mickey D's specialty brewed coffee made with 100 percent Arabica beans at a drive-thru or inside the ... More >>
Starting today, Comida in the Source will be extending its happy-hour deal all night on Mondays. Happy hour -- including $2 beers, $4 street snacks and $5 margs -- usually runs from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week, but on Mondays it will go from 3 p.m. until close. (From 5 p.m. on, the Monday happy ho ... More >>
The Colorado Irish Festival bring bring out your Irish this weekend, July 12-14, at Littleton's Clement Park, and the nineteenth annual version of the festival promises to immerse everyone, Irish or not, in Gaelic music, dancing, sports, food, history and culture. "We're very fortunate to have a lo ... More >>
High school prom was magical for some and less than spectacular for others, but the wonderful women of LUPEC -- Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails -- want to give everyone a second (or third) chance at the defining teenage moment. This Saturday, January 12, the group is invi ... More >>
There's no audition necessary to be a part of Harmony: A Colorado Chorale's all-inclusive chorus. "That is part of our mission -- to make sure everyone feels welcome," says William Loper, artistic director for the chorale. At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, December 8, at Messiah Community Church, anyone w ... More >>
GRID Alternatives, a California-based nonprofit group that works on renewable energy, is launching a national expansion plan to bring solar panels to homes across the country -- and its first stop is in the Denver metro area, which has a long and complicated history with alternative energy research.
Colorado-grown Design OnScreen, a non-profit working for the preservation of modern architecture through film, has been hard at work. Just back from the Biennale Architettura in Venice in late August, the organization is now hosting its fourth annual Architectural Design Film Series, a month of mo ... More >>
GivingFirst.org, Community First Foundation's online giving resource for Colorado, is helping Coloradans -- such as those at last night's vigil (right) find local organizations that are dedicated to helping victims and families of the July 20 shooting -- and is matching donations up to $200,000.
Work Options for Women will hold a cooking class tonight at Cafe Options, 1650 Curtis Street -- and this month's curriculum is for children ages eight to twelve. The class will focus on food and kitchen safety, nutrition and skills, all while pushing the theme of breakfast for dinner.
When it comes to the national Occupy movement, Blair Preston is less concerned with apathy than with access. In his time visiting Occupy Denver, it was the second issue that restricted his involvement, not the first, and he noticed the same problem gripping other protesters. To find a solution, he w ... More >>
Project Safeguard, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, has partnered with former Bronco Reggie Rivers on its Valentine's fling. "We're so excited to have Reggie Rivers joining our event," says Shelly Schreiner. "With incidents of domestic vi ... More >>
Last month, we told you which of the 928 participating nonprofits raised the most money during Colorado Gives Day. This year, technical difficulties caused the 24-hour online charity blitz to be extended to 36 hours, during which folks donated a total of $12.4 million.
Last July, Austin-based singer-songwriter Darden Smith gathered a team of other professional musicians to lead a songwriting retreat for nine servicemen and women. Songs written during the retreat were performed at the Faces of Freedom concert on September 11 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs. ... More >>
Dr. Aaron Perlut, man of mustached leisure.After last week's slow start, I'm pleased to report that, as we enter the second half of Movember, my mustache is downright glorious -- by the Westword team of crack scientists' last estimate, it now effects the death of tens of thousands of cancerou ... More >>
DanceSafe's mission is spelled out rather plainly in its name. With nine chapters now in place across the United States and Canada, including the latest one in Denver, the non-profit organization, as its name implies, was founded to educate, inform and engage in frank dialogue with members of ... More >>
It took almost losing her job for Sara Woodyard to realize she couldn't have done enough with it anyway. Facing the end of the probation period that marked the first three years of her work life, Woodyard, a fifth-grade teacher, developed an acute awareness of what budget cuts can mean to tho ... More >>
There's a brand new festival coming to Snowmass Village over the Fourth of July weekend, and Leftover Salmon (pictured) is among the acts slated to headline. Sharing the bill at the inaugural Eco Music Festival, taking place June 30 through July3, is Perpetual Groove, Tea Leaf Green, the New ... More >>
Tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., non-profit group Prax(us) joins forces with fair trade-supporting retailer Ten Thousand Villages (2626 E. 3rd Ave.) for three hours of shopping for fundraising. As Colorado's only organization specializing in helping victims of domestic human trafficking, Prax(us) is a ... More >>
This Friday, April 29, Bicycle Colorado hosts its annual Gala celebration and fundraiser for bicycle awareness and advocacy at The Denver Post building (101 W. Colfax Ave). The non-profit organization aims to educate the public on bicycle safety, road-sharing and bike lanes, while being a voi ... More >>
We've made lotsa sport of Niwot-based Crocs, from a 2005 feature that included savage reviews by fashionistas to reports of what Alan Prendergast described as the "brightly hued, comfy-ugly clown shoes" being escalator unfriendly. So our first thought after hearing the company is donating 100 ... More >>
For almost two decades, Project Angel Heart has been delivering meals across the metro area to people living with life-threatening diseases. So it's appropriate that the non-profit's biggest annual fundraiser, Dining Out for Life, features food, and lots of it. Today, if you eat breakfast, ... More >>
Lisa Raville (right), of Denver's Harm Reduction Action Center, and Andrew McClure advocate for clean needles on World AIDS Day 2009. A lot has happened in the eleven months since Westword last wrote about Colorado's lack of a legal syringe exchange program -- and how a group called Undergro ... More >>
Tom Massey's bill doesn't have John Suthers' s vote of approval.When Representative Tom Massey spoke to Westword on January 15 about the medical marijuana bill he was assembling, he described dispensaries as "a loophole in the law" -- the kind of language that warmed the heart of Colorado Att ... More >>
Matt Brown thinks the new medical marijuana bill has improved -- but it still has a ways to go.When medical marijuana advocate Matt Brown spoke to Westword yesterday about Representative Tom Massey's new bill to regulate the industry, he hadn't seen the final document -- just a draft from lat ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Could the Land of Enchantment magically solve Colorado's pot problems?As a recent Court of Appeals decision and a Board of Health brouhaha made clear, Colorado's medical marijuana is in desperate need of an overhaul. While officials and dispensary owners tussle over ridiculousl ... More >>
My speed = kickassThe Governor's Office of Information Technology has joined up with Connected Nation, a nonprofit group trying to create a map of broadband access -- and those areas that still can't get it -- throughout the country. If you've currently got broadband access, you can test your ... More >>
Run for your own Happily Ever After in Greeley.
Love the Fray? The Flobots? Then bring it on!
Women help women at Women Cook!
A race up Buttermilk Mountain benefits kids with disabilities.
A Chautauqua forum offers alternatives to cars.
Help pick the 2009 Colorado Firefighter Calendar cover boy.
Artist Terrilynn Moore has created a different kind of portrait.
Visit the Wild West at Conifer Tales and Trails.
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