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Kite Making Classes
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Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Olde Town Arvada
Arvada Vistior's Center
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
by Agnes Reardon
Posted 3/18/14

You can still strike gold in Arvada, but these days, there’s no need for a pan and shovel.

There’s a wealth of family fun and places to shop, eat and play in one of America’s most charming historic communities. Join us!

Go now!   Kite-Making Classes
The Arvada Kite Festival is around the corner – are you ready? Sign up for a class and make a sled kite at Arvada’s Majestic View Nature Center. Classes fill up fast! Please call to pre-register.
When: Friday, March 28, Saturday March 29, Thursday, April 3
Where: Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada, Colo.
Info: 720) 898-7405

Go anytime!  Olde Town Arvada
Take in the charming streets, turn-of-the-century buildings and bustling activity of this historic area. Spend the day, an evening or a weekend. You’ll find many fun, family activities scheduled throughout the spring. Discover the pleasures of Olde Town Arvada’s many restaurants and bars, intriguing shops, art galleries and theatres. Markers throughout the town tell the story of this historic downtown’s beginnings.
Where: 7307 Grandview Ave. at the intersection of Olde Wadsworth, Arvada, Colo.
Info: For a calendar of events, drop by Arvada Visitors Center

Go now!  12th Annual Arvada Kite Festival
Fly your new kite or your old one at this free afternoon extravaganza. Watch the pros fly their spectacular kites at this Arvada Festivals Commission event.
When: Sunday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where: Stenger Soccer Complex, 11204 W. 58th Ave., Arvada, Colo.

Go anytime!  Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Don’t miss one of the nation’s top art centers, with activities and exhibits that explore creativity in all its many forms: ceramics, dance, writing, acting and the visual arts. The Arvada Center, located in the heart of Olde Town Arvada, offers a varied, year-round program of theater, dance and concerts, art and historical exhibitions and hands-on art educational programs for all.
Where: 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Colo.
Info: For a calendar of events, drop by the Arvada Center’s website

Go now!   Spring Break Camps
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is offering a series of one-week Spring Break Camps for ages 5-12. Let your child explore her creativity in these exciting classes from the Arvada Center’s most popular teachers and drama and visual arts courses!
When: March 24 – March 28, 2014
Where: Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Colo.
Info: See the lineup at Arvada Center Spring Break Camp offerings

Go anytime!    Apex Park and Recreation District
Get active and get fit! The Apex Park and Recreation District offers fun and affordable recreation opportunities for residents and members of neighboring communities. Check out the hundreds of activities offered at dozens of year-round and seasonal facilities throughout Arvada. For detailed information about the district, visit.
Where: Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada, Colo. For locations of the activity centers, indoor and outdoor pools and fitness facilities, visit the Apex Park and Recreation District website.
Info: Call  (303) 424-2739; to check out listings, visit the Apex Park website

Go Now!  Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Have breakfast with the Easter bunny, with all-you-can-eat pancakes, games and rides on the Easter Bunny Express. Register by April 2, 2014 to attend. No tickets will be sold at the door.
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd.
Info: Call (303) 425-9583 or visit the Apex PRD Easter Events page

Tip from Arvada’s Concierge:
“The 2013 official citywide map of Arvada is packed with great information,” says Arvada concierge Jean Gordon. View the guide online and download a copy. “Or drop by the Visitors Center. We’ll be happy to help suggest events and itinerary for your day, weekend or week,” says Gordon.

Arvada Visitors Center
Jean Gordon, Arvada’s Concierge
7305 Grandview Ave.
Arvada, Colo. 80002
(720) 898-3380
Visitor Center hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
E-mail Jean Gordon, Arvada’s concierge
Click here to request a visitor’s guide