Don’t Get Burned When Purchasing Firewood

fireplaceHave a wood-burning fireplace? The Colorado Department of Agriculture strongly recommends purchasing firewood from a reputable dealer. Bulk firewood sellers in Colorado are required to provide a receipt with their business name and address as well as the price, amount, and type of wood sold, says Nick Brechun, CDA’s Measurement Standards Program Administrator. CDA cautions consumers against the purchase of firewood advertised by the terms truckload, face cord, rick, fireplace cord or pile. These terms do not allow for the facilitation of a value comparison for the purchaser. For instance, the size of one truckload may be different than the size of the seller’s competitor. Thus the consumer would have no way of knowing which would be the better buy. Contact the Measurement Standards office at (303) 867-9232 with questions or for help in disputes regarding the sale of firewood. For more on this to[pic, visit the CSA site.

DAM Free for Kids — and Everyone on First Saturdays

There’re plenty of opportunities to see great art locally, but if you want to visit the Denver Art Museum in the Mile High City, consider going on the first Saturday of any month. Colorado residents get in FREE with ID. It’s open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway in downtown Denver. Call them at 720-865-5000 for information. And, courtesy of a generous donor, the museum is now FREE for kids (18 and younger)). Or check them out ONLINE. The free admission is for the regular galleries, not for special ticketed events.

Free Dance Performances Feature Lives of Two Artists

warriors dance“The Warriors: A Love Story,” will be presented by  ARCOS Dance at the Cornerstone Arts Center on the Colorado College campus this weekend. The award-winning multimedia dance-theater production is based on the lives of former Colorado College Philosophy Professor J. Glenn Gray and his wife, dance teacher Ursula Gray. FREE performances will be held at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5,  For more information, visit arcosdance.com.

First Fridays Feature Art, Culture and More Downtown

downtown colorado springsFirst Friday Downtown in Colorado Springs features gallery openings, meet-the-artist events, performances and cultural activities the first Friday of every month (this month, Aug. 7)  from 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries, retailers, and venues throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.  Find a complete listing of First Friday events on the Downtown Colorado Springs’ website. Enjoy the openings on your own, or join in on guided First Friday bike or walking tours (provided seasonally). It’s FREE.  For more information, call 719 886.0088

First Friday ArtWalk a Great Way to Explore West Side

Make the First Friday ArtWalk, a FREE event held in Old Colorado City, a date night each month.  Take a relaxed but stimulating self-guided art tour in historic Old Colorado City on this monthly, first-Friday event. The ArtWalk takes place along West Colorado Avenue between 24th and 27th Streets just two miles west of downtown Colorado Springs. A dozen galleries and individual studios give art enthusiasts many options to satisfy a wide range of art tastes and interests. You can visit full-service galleries and individual artist’s studios. Many galleries feature well-established, award-winning artists and showcase a vibrant art community. It’s a cheap — but sophisticated — date night! Hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Commonwheel Presents Annual Labor Day Art Festival

commonwheel iconCommonwheel Artists Co-op presents its 41st annual Labor Day Art Festival on Sept. 5, 6 & 7, from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs, 502 Manitou Ave. Admissions is FREE and includes live entertainment, kids’ art activities and a free shuttle to and from the event from designated parking areas. Enjoy looking at fine art, contemporary crafts and more — or buy some if you’re so inclined.  There will also be food booths and a beer garden. For more information, visit www.commonwheel.com/Festival.

Don’t Get Burned When Purchasing Firewood

campfireAs outdoor enthusiasts prepare for summer camping, the Colorado Department of Agriculture strongly recommends purchasing firewood from a reputable dealer. Bulk firewood sellers in Colorado are required to provide a receipt with their business name and address as well as the price, amount, and type of wood sold, says Nick Brechun, CDA’s Measurement Standards Program Administrator. CDA cautions consumers against the purchase of firewood advertised by the terms truckload, face cord, rick, fireplace cord or pile. These terms do not allow for the facilitation of a value comparison for the purchaser. For instance, the size of one truckload may be different than the size of the seller’s competitor. Thus the consumer would have no way of knowing which would be the better buy. Contact the Measurement Standards office at (303) 867-9232 with questions or for help in disputes regarding the sale of firewood. For more on this to[pic, visit the CSA site.

Victor Merchants Celebrate “3rd on 3rd” Every Month

Southird (South Third Street Merchants Association of Victor) sponsors Victor’s 3rd on 3rd. The merchants on South Third Street will be open until 8 p.m. (and on the third day of every month). Merchants included are Sue’s Fortune Club, The Victor / Lowell Thomas Museum, The Victor Trading Co. & Manufacturing Works and Marigold Mercantile, all located on South Third Street. FREE refreshments will be served at each location and many will have specials from 5 till 8 p.m.  For more information, call 689-2346.