— Saturday, July 29 – Sunday, July 30, 2017: Denver Dragon Boat Festival The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Sloan’s Lake Park has become a popular cultural bonanza in Denver over the past 17 years. Denver’s 5280 Magazine declared it “one of Colorado’s greatest festivals.” This year’s Dragon Boat Festival, scheduled July 29–30, 2017, promises to be the biggest and best yet.  Check out our AARP Block Party tent, which travels to many cities, visiting events all across the country. From skateboarding and lip-syncing to dancing and fashion tips for …

— Sunday, August 20:  AARP Day at the Rockies, 1:10 p.m. in DENVER The Colorado Rockies and AARP invite members and guests to come and enjoy a Sunday game at Coors Field. AARP believes age and experience can expand your possibilities. Join us; what we do might surprise you. Discounted tickets for AARP Day at Coors Field are limited, so purchase them now! Discounted Ticket Options: $10 Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) $10 Corner Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) Promo Code: RP2017 Purchase tickets online …

— For the second year, AARP Colorado will have a boat in the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, July 29-30, at Sloan’s Lake in Denver. As a presenting sponsor, AARP also will host a Block Party at the festival, which honors Denver’s Asian community and attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually. AARP staff and volunteers will hand out free cardboard viewers for a virtual reality demonstration. They also will offer revelers free information about caregiving and fraud. For more information on …

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— AARP Colorado is pleased to report its 2017 legislative activities. All bills referenced here were signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. Bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. For more information, click here. But first, save the following dates and come meet with us and share your views at AARP on Tour. Join AARP Colorado staff and volunteers to discuss AARP legislative priorities. Good conversation and light refreshments guaranteed. All forums are free and open to the public: Friday, …

— AARP Colorado would like to share with you the following information. If you can’t be in Ireland,  volunteer at the Colorado Irish Festival! The 2017 Colorado Irish Festival will be commemorating its 23rd Anniversary! Held in the heather of Clement Park in Littleton, with a backdrop of the Rocky Mountain Highlands, the Colorado Irish Festival celebrates all that is Green. This eclectic gathering of tens of thousands is known throughout the west for its outrageous display of kilts and bagpipes; …

— Please join AARP at Foothills Art Center to view Variations on Growth: Ben Butler on Saturday, July 8, 2017. AARP members will enjoy free admission from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ben Butler is a prolific artist, with a unique organic style. Largely process driven, he and his assistants work fluidly as they allow the procedure of cutting wood and foam into organic shapes and molds to inform the final product. The outcome is surprising and awesome in both scale …

—   The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” says ‘we’re better than ever’ and AARP is here to urge active adults to learn more, play more and exceed all expectations.   Some of the AARP Colorado New 50+ – “It’s a Mindset”  summer activities include the following: Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, July 16, 2017 Winter Park Jazz Festival Gates open 11 a.m. Join AARP Colorado at the 35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 15-16, 2017, at Hideaway Park in …

— Open to the general public. June 13 Free Screening of Moonlight TIME:  7:00 p.m. WHERE: Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 You are invited to a free screening of Moonlight for Pride month!  Moonlight looks at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Register Online     June …

— Do Good… Feel Good. The many benefits of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Research has proven time and again that volunteering provides a wide range of mental and physical health benefits. Mental stimulation, social engagement, and staying active are just a few of the benefits volunteers gain. Longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Harry Pierce, understands the personal benefits of volunteering very well. He became a regular construction volunteer with Habitat 11 years ago upon his retirement. “Volunteering makes me feel …

— Sunday, June 4, 2017   Yoga Rocks the Park     8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join AARP CO as we celebrate the New 50+ by sponsoring a Free Day of Yoga at Denver’s Yoga Rocks the Park, Sunken Garden Park in Denver on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Yoga Rocks the Park celebrates its 9th season of connecting community through yoga, music & Mother Nature. Each family-friendly, weekly event features an all-levels 75-minute live-music yoga class and kids yoga program, Camp YRP, complete …

— Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2017. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods and enjoy …