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HeidiTown.com’s KRFC 88.9 FM radio segment for the weekend of December 16-18, 2011. Click here –> LISTEN TO AUDIO Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and road trips around Colorado. Remember, HeidiTown is not a calendar of events, but rather stuff the Mayor likes! And one thing I like? Birds. Yes, I’m an amateur birder so this event caught my

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Last year I compiled a wonderful list of Christmas presents, and many of them weren’t actual things, but rather they were experience – the gift of theater, the gift of music, and the gift of travel. See all of last year’s recommendations here. Because events, festivals, and travel are my areas of expertise, I’m staying with this theme of giving an experience rather than a thing for my Top 5

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A Note from the Mayor on July 29, 2018: HeidiTown has grown a lot since this article was posted in 2011, but this is still the most popular post. I welcome you to HeidiTown! Please spend some time browsing everything this little town has to offer when it comes to Colorado travel and festivals. I love Colorado during the holiday season. From Denver’s Larimer Street to the Christmas Market in

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It’s Buy Local Week here in Colorado, and around the country. There are so many reasons why it’s good to buy local, and according to ColoradoLocalFirst.com, there are five main reasons. 1. Environment By buying things closer to home you are cutting down on fossil fuel use, reducing your carbon impact AND saving money! 2. Local Economy Local businesses buy more often from other local businesses, so the money you

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Two very different Christmas shows are now playing in Northern Colorado, and I have had the chance to see them.   Read my reviews and decide which one is right for your family this season. The two musicals are strikingly different, and each has strong points, so you may decide to see both. “Scrooge! The Musical” While the entire cast is talented, Brian Burron, as Scrooge, is the heart of

Top 5 Christmas Gifts

1. The gift of dinner & theater. This is the gift of an entire evening of fun, including dinner and a show. We are lucky to have several excellent dinner theaters nearby, including my favorite, Boulder’s Dinner Theater. You can read my past review of one of their shows by clicking here. If you live in Northern Colorado check out Carousel Dinner Theatre in Fort Collins (www.adinnertheatre.com), Union Colony Dinner

Where to watch the Nutcracker in Colorado

I recently wrote an article for the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor entitled “Cracking the Nutcracker.” I wrote about where this famous ballet originated and how it has become the most popular and most performed ballet in the world. Here are a few facts I discovered and will share with my readers here. 1. The Nutcracker Ballet was based on a short story entitled “The Nutcracker & the Mouse King” by German

Downtown Littleton, Colorado lit up for Christmas

There’s so much going on at this time of year it’s impossible to cover it all. The best calendar of events for the State of Colorado is at the Denver Post online. They offer a comprehensive list of events that you can browse several different ways, including by type of event and date. Today I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite Christmas events around Colorado. Denver

Come out to the annual Winter Walk in Loveland, Colorado

Lit up with holiday lights, downtowns across the country are charming places to shop and dine. As we head into the holiday season, I want to encourage all my readers to shop local. Shopping locally not only supports your town, but you may discover some real gems right under your nose. Loveland, Colorado has a charming downtown with a variety of shopping and dining options. My favorite is Merchant Voyage

What to do & where to do it Nov. 20-27, 2010, in Colorado

“˜Tis the season for holiday events and festivals, so I’ve decided to look ahead at the next several weeks and share with my readers the events I’ve discovered. I have no doubt I’ve missed many, so feel free to add your town’s event in the comment section. Please note, in today’s post I’m only writing about November 20 thru November 27. Fort Collins, CO – Santa Arrives & the Old