Archives For November

What’s going on in Colorado, November 18-20, 2011…

It’s time for another one of my segments on KRFC 88.9 FM. It’s the time of year for craft shows and Santa Claus… yep, that bearded man in the jolly red suit is showing up in a town near you.  Find out where…

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Here’s what’s in store this weekend, November 11-13, 2011 in Colorado.

Don’t forget that Veterans Day is this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. A big thank you to all the veterans out there!

From train expos to art walks, check out what’s going on around Colorado this weekend in my weekly radio segment from KRFC 88.9 FM.

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Here’s the event and festival line up for the weekend of November 4-6, 2011…

This week’s HeidiTown.com segment for KRFC 88.9 FM is going to make you hungry, especially with the pictures I added into the video version.

From food festivals to film festivals, it’s another Colorado weekend filled with fun.

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Fall in Colorado. Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer. All right reserved.

The weather along Colorado’s Front Range is predicted to be more spring-like than fall-like this weekend. With temps in the mid-70s, it will be a great weekend to stroll the streets of Denver or take the family on a bike ride in the foothills. Whatever you do, I recommend getting outside!

From soccer to art, there’s a lot going on this weekend. As a reminder HeidiTown is not a calendar of events, it’s merely a list of events that caught the Mayor’s interest.

Denver Arts Week starts today, and over the next nine days Coloradoans have the chance to immerse themselves in art and culture. This is the fourth annual Denver Arts Week and it will include over 200 events, and to kick off the event, today there are art walks in eight Denver neighborhoods. For all the events and other information visit www.denver.org.

To celebrate Denver Arts Week, 15 area museums will be open and FREE to the public from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday evening, including the art museum, the museum of nature and science and the botanical gardens. Visit www.denver.org/DenverArtsWeek to find a list of participating museums.

HeidiTown Tip: Many of the events during Denver Arts Week will be charging admission, but you can find two-for-one tickets at www.denver.org.

And speaking of art, both Fort Collins and Niwot have 1st Friday Art Walks tonight.

Loveland, CO – Light the Wick

Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Rialto Theater

$10

Get in the mood for ski season with this film by Teton Gravity Research. The film uses HD and 3D techniques to provide breathtaking views of thrill seekers who ski some of the most dangerous peaks in the world. Ski might not be the right word for what these do, because most of us rely on chairlifts, not helicopters to get us up the mountain. Learn more about “Light the Wick” at www.tetongravity.com.

Denver, CO – Veterans Day Parade

Saturday, 10 to 12 p.m. at Civic Center Park

FREE

The parade route will run along 14th Street to Court Place to 15th Street and Welton Street. Find out more at www.denvergov.org.

Centennial, CO – 2nd Annual Colorado Cheese Festival

Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel Denver Tech Center

$25, $40 for a two-day pass

Event is a fundraiser for Food Bank of the Rockies

This festival caught my eye because I love cheese!  If you love cheese this is the place to be on Saturday. Patrons can taste over 100 different kinds of cheese, watch a mozzarella making demonstration, and a grilled cheese challenge. Beer and wine are also available. Visit www.cocheesefest.com for more cheesy info.

Colorado Springs, CO – All Colorado Beer Festival

Saturday, at Mr. Biggs Event Center

www.allcoloradobeer.org

$30 for drinkers/$10 for designated drivers

Event raising money for the Empty Stocking Fund

If you love beer and live in Colorado it seems that you can attend a beer festival nearly every weekend year-round, and here’s another one. The event features 70 beers from 30 brewers and claims to be the 2nd largest beer festival in Colorado, behind the Great American Beer Festival.

Denver, CO – It’s the MLS Playoffs!

Colorado Rapids v. Columbus Crew

Various pubs around Denver

Saturday, 2 p.m.

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you already know that I love soccer. In fact, my husband and I are fanatical about the sport. Our team, the Colorado Rapids have reached the playoffs! They won their first playoff match against the Columbus Crew last week in Colorado, and now they will meet them again in Columbus.

There will be viewing parties around Denver and I’ve heard there might be one planned in Fort Collins (probably at CB & Potts). If you’d like to watch the match visit the Colorado Rapids’ Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ColoradoRapids to find out where to support the team.

Go Rapids!!!

How many of you have said these words, either publicly, or in your head, “I’d like to write a novel” ?

Well, now is your chance. November is National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NNWM is to write a 175-page, 50,000 word novel by midnight on November 30.  That’s approximately 1,666 words a day, and take it from someone who writes for a living, that’s not very many words. (FYI 500 words = about one page, single spaced)

The key word here is “write.” Not edit, not publish, just WRITE

Now for some brutal honesty. I have taken on this challenge, but I sort of cheated. I started last week, well, technically last year. I’ve had a story knocking around in my head and I’ve written bits and pieces, but this November I am going to attempt to get it out!!!  

Last month, I was inspired to start working on my story by Stephenie Meyer (“Twilight” series author). If she can write a novel, with all the smirking, smouldering and other useless adjectives, I can certainly write one at least half as well, if not better… right?

If you are interested, I found a great Web site to keep you on track:

www.nanowrimo.org

If writing isn’t your thing, it’s also No Shave November. Instead of writing a novel, you can let all the hair on your body grow wild while your razors stay sharp. Personally, I’d prefer to write a novel.

Ready…. set… WRITE!