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2014 Denver Broncos Schedule

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Which teams are the Denver Broncos playing in 2014? Find out with our printable 2014 Denver Broncos schedule. The season kicks off on Sun. Sept. 7, 2014 in Denver against the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks on Sun. Sept. 21, 2014 at Seattle after a humiliating defeat by the Seahawks earlier this year. Which game are you looking forward to the most? Share in the comments section below.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Friday April 18, 2014

Cinco de Mayo FestivalCinco de Mayo, which falls on May 5 every year, celebrates a decisive battle between Mexico and France in 1862. Today, the holiday is celebrated in the U.S. to honor Mexican culture and heritage. The Cinco de Mayo Festival in Civic Center Park will celebrate its 27th year in the Mile High City on May 3 - 4, 2014. Admission is free to the festival, which features Mexican food, artwork and music. What is your favorite activity on Cinco de Mayo? Share in the comments below.

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May 2014 Events in Denver

Wednesday April 16, 2014

May 2014 events include Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and the Downtown Denver Arts Festival. The Mile High City celebrates the Kentucky Derby on May 3 with the Denver Derby, or dog lovers can choose to run Wash Park at the Furry Scurry, also on May 3. May includes a full slate of concerts at Red Rocks, from Lana del Rey on May 19 to a two-night engagement by Bassnectar from May 30 to 31. Free days at Denver museums throughout May include the Denver Art Museum on May 3 and the Four Mile Historic Park on May 5.

Tourism for Denver 420 Rally

Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Denver 420 Rally slated for April 19 - 20, 2014, could provide a bumper crop of tourists. According to Hotels.com, searches for Denver hotels have increased 73% for Friday through Sunday compared to last year. Denver hotel searches have increased by 25% since the start of recreational marijuana sales, according to Hotels.com. Voters approved recreational marijuana use in 2012, and retail marijuana stores in Denver began selling strains on Jan. 1. The sale of recreational marijuana started on Jan. 1.

Tax Day Arrives

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Don't forget to file taxes today! In Denver, the post office at 7500 East 53rd Pl. will stay open until midnight for last-minute filers. CBS Denver also has compiled a list of post offices with collection boxes that will postmark forms until midnight. Tax forms have to be postmarked by April 15 to meet the deadline. The majority of Colorado residents can also file their state taxes for free online at the Colorado Department of Revenue website. Some part-year residents and taxpayers with some additional forms may be required to mail in their taxes.

Review: Crack up at "Animal Crackers"

Saturday April 12, 2014

Animal CrackersThe Stage Theatre presents a revival of the 1930s classic Marx Brothers comedy, "Animal Crackers." Starring Jim Ferris as the ever-quotable Groucho Marx, the slapstick comedy follow the hijinks that ensue when a famous painting is stolen from a society dinner party hosted by a Long Island socialite. "Animal Crackers" plays the Stage Theatre through May 11, 2014. Tickets are $30 - $65. The show is recommended for ages six and older.

Photo by John Moore/Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Poll: Alcohol in Wash Park?

Friday April 11, 2014

The Denver City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban alcohol in Washington Park, known as Wash Park to locals. According to 9 News, both supporters and detractors turned up in droves at a Wednesday meeting held on the issue. Personally, I can see both sides of the story. Enjoying a beer or two on a hot day is the epitome of summer relaxation. On the other hand, as a mother, I try to avoid taking my son to places where I know there will be hordes of drunk people. A public park should be open to all, but it should also be enjoyed by all.

Doors Open Denver: Free Tours

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Molly Brown House MuseumDoors Open Denver, presented by the Denver Architectural Foundation, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with an expanded slate of free expert tours. On Saturday and Sunday, guides will showcase the best in Denver's historic and new architecture. Tickets are free, but must be picked up in advance.The 2014 theme is "Celebrating Neighborhood Architecture," and will focus on 12 of Denver's most storied neighborhoods. Tours include the following Denver landmarks, as well as dozens more:

Photo courtesy of Molly Brown House Museum

"Shadowlands" Focuses on Faith, Love

Sunday April 6, 2014

Graeme Malcom as C.S. Lewis"Shadowlands" is a drama focusing on the love story between C.S. Lewis and an American divorcée, Joy Davidson Gresham. Penned by playwright William Nicholson, "Shadowlands" touches on faith and other topics wrestled with by C.S. Lewis, the author of "The Chronicles of Narnia." The play stars Graeme Malcom (pictured at left) as C.S. Lewis. The drama is showing through April 22, 2014, at the Stage Theatre. Tickets are $47 - $57.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Colorado Rockies Opening Day

Friday April 4, 2014
Colorado Rockies T-shirt
"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."
-- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," written by Jack Norworth, 1908

Although written more than 100 years ago, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" still sums up the experience of opening day for Major League Baseball. I have a sneaking suspicion that Coors Field still sells Cracker Jacks due to the lyrics of the song, but maybe that's just me. Cheer on the Colorado Rockies with stylish jerseys or T-shirts. Even if they don't win, you're still enjoying some Colorado sunshine in Coors Field.

Photo courtesy of FansEdge.com

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