Historic Denver will kick off the fifth season of its popular walking tours on Saturday May 5, 2018. Weekly tours are offered of LoDo, Capitol Hill, Larimer Square and 16th Street. Each tour brings to life the unique history of Denver with knowledgeable guides who know the ins and outs of the past and present. In addition to the four classic tours, this season Historic Denver will also offer some unique specialty tours throughout the summer. Discover the stories of jazz greats, military heroes, and the impressive lists of “firsts” that this thriving and powerful community added to history. Expert guides lead each tour and tours generally last about 90 minutes. Tickets should be purchased in advance of the tour to guarantee a spot. For more information visit https://historicdenver.org/tours-events/walking-tours/.
For 47 years the Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition has encouraged and supported tomorrow’s artists from the Jefferson County school district, many of whom go on to thrive as professional artists and art teachers themselves. For over four decades, the Jeffco Public Schools and the Arvada Center have partnered in presenting this popular and inspiring student art exhibition that features more than 400 works from 23 Jeffco high schools. The always-impressive collection of student art, exhibited in the Arvada Center’s 6,000 square foot Main Gallery, includes works in traditional disciplines as well as pieces created using new technologies. The Exhibit will be open to the public from now until May 13. Visit https://bit.ly/2r3IEpm for exhibit times.
Turn your trash into treasure during Trash to Treasure Days at the Larimer County Garbage Garage Education Center. Trash to Treasure Days is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 1 thru May 4, 2018 at the Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins. Drop-in visitors can use bits of our household trash and found items at the Garbage Garage to create small sculptures from the day’s theme: monsters, robots, animals or odds and ends. There will also be an educational display showcasing very creative art pieces to inspire you.
Discover the Anza Legacy & The Anza-Cuerno Verde National Trail with historian and author, John Anderson, who will tell the story of Governor Juan Batista de Anza and Comanche War Chief Cuerno Verde (Green Horn), both who were determined to preserve their way of life. To challenge the Comanche, Governor de Anza led 600 Spanish soldiers who were joined by 200 Ute and Apaches at the foot of Pikes Peak. They attacked the Comanche outside of Manitou Springs on August 31, 1799. Efforts are under way to establish the Anza-Cuerno Verde Trail, which runs from Sante Fe to Pueblo, declared a national historic trail. This event will be held at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center on May 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.