November 2018 Denver area activities for older adults

Denver arts week

By Lauren Banas, Contributing Writer

The cool nip in the air is a sign that the winter holidays are quickly approaching. Whether you’re looking for gifts or searching for some family-friendly fun, get out and enjoy these Denver area activities in the month of November!


Denver Arts Week, taking place between Nov. 2 through Nov. 10, is a nine-day celebration of all creative things in The Mile High City. This festival features over 300 events at a variety of art galleries, museums, theaters, and concert halls across the entire city of Denver. Many of these events are discounted to encourage further enjoyment, so don’t miss out on these great opportunities! For more information, click HERE, and for a list of events, click HERE.


Are you, or are you the family member of, a United States Veteran? Take a few hours to honor the service of our brave men and women in arms, by coming out to the Veterans Salute on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the City of Aurora will be hosting a remembrance ceremony at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum to honor those who have served. For more information about the event and to register, click HERE.


It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping, and the Colorado Community Media Craft Show and Mini-Market might have just what you’re looking for. Taking place at the Jeffco County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, this event gives you the opportunity to shop for unique gifts handmade by local artists, crafters, designers, and professionals. But wait, there’s more; not only can you buy the work of more than 90 crafters, you can also observe how they make it! For more information and a list of the show’s categories, click HERE.


In the mood for a holiday classic? The Classical Ballet Academy and Ballet Melange are presenting “The Nutcracker” at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Nov. 28 and 29. There are four showings, and tickets are $30. Child, student, and senior discount options are available for this event and can be applied during the checkout process. If you experience difficulties during this process, contact the Lakewood Cultural Center at 303-987-7845. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Lone Tree

The holiday season is just beginning, and what’s better to kick it off than a Christmas Tree Lighting at the Lone Tree Arts Center? On Friday, Nov. 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., enjoy Christmas carols, a hot cocoa bar and s’more roasting, giveaways (while supplies last), and of course Santa Claus and his reindeer. Mayor Jacqueline A. Millet and members of the City Council will be beginning the fun with their opening remarks and the lighting of the tree, starting at 6:30 p.m.. Entry is free. For more information, click HERE.

In the midst of preparing for the winter, be sure you make time to have some fun this November!