News You Can Use                   November 2014
50 Free Winter Activities In Denver!
Enjoy some of the Mile High City's greatest winter attractions and events for FREE.

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

WHEN: November 25, 2014 - February 16, 2015

WHERE: Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, the corner of 16th and Arapahoe

The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park returns in 2014 with ice skating and family fun. The rink is FREE and open to the public with the option to bring your own skates or rent a pair at a minimal cost.


Downtown Denver's Grand Illumination

WHEN: November 28

WHERE: Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver's Grand Illumination features beautiful lighting displays at the City and County Building, Larimer Square, Denver Pavilions, Denver Union Station, Skyline Park, the 16th Street Mall and the historic D&F Tower. Downtown's unique holiday atmosphere is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Festivities at Denver Union Station begin at 5:30 p.m., with a countdown to "light the lights" live with 9NEWS at approximately 6:30 p.m.


Visits With Santa on Larimer Square


WHERE: Larimer Square, Larimer St., between 14th and 15th Sts.

It's the happiest season of all at Larimer Square, where historic charm meets holiday cheer. With festive dining options and boutiques filled with treasures for everyone on your Nice List, Larimer Square help you celebrate in style. There are also carolers, carriage rides, and Santa on any given day. Visits With Santa are FREE and open to the public.


Holiday Festivities at Denver Pavilions

WHEN: Throughout December

WHERE: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St.

Located on the 16th Street Mall, the Denver Pavilions is a 350,000 square foot open air retail, restaurant and entertainment complex. With 40 restaurants, shops & entertainment venues, Denver Pavilions is your convenient and fun holiday resource. Valet parking available nightly for only $5 after 5pm with a same day purchase from the Center. Check back soon for events and activities.


City & County Building Holiday Lights

WHEN: November 28 - January 30

WHERE: City & County Building, 1437 Bannock St.

The largest lighting display in Denver comes on nightly at 6 p.m. at the City & County Building, where 600,000 lights deck the neo-classical building. The bell tower plays carols nightly as well.


9NEWS Parade of Lights

WHEN: December 5 (8 p.m.) and 6 (6 p.m.)

WHERE: Downtown Denver

The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is the signature event of the owntown Denver holiday season. The countless sparkling lights, marching bands, giant balloons, majestic floats and delightful characters will once again wow hundreds of thousands. Viewing along the parade route is free, and grandstand tickets are sold for seating in front of the beautifully illuminated City & County Building.


For the full list of FREE activities in Denver Click Here. 


WD-40 - Who Knew It's So Handy! 
What is the magic ingredient? 

WD-40 who knew it was so useful! WD - short for Water Displacement #40 and created in 1953 by 3 Sand Diego Rocket Chemical Company. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. There are lots of uses for this handy can that most of us have in the garage or under the kitchen sink. Here are a few of the top favs!

1. Shine and polish - stainless appliances.
2. Keep dead bugs off car grille - spray some WD 40 on the grille and hood before going for a drive and most of the critters will slide right off.
3. Remove paint-rub from another car - to remove paint-rub stains on your car and restore its original finish, spray the affected area with WD-40, wait a few seconds, and wipe with a clean rag.
4. Clean oil spots off of driveways - to get rid of an unsightly oil spot, just spray it with a generous amount of WD-40 and then hose it down with water.
5. Loosen Zippers - spray it on and pull the zipper up and down a few times to distribute the lubricant evenly over all the teeth. If you want to avoid getting the WD-40 on the fabric,
spray it on a plastic lid; then pick it up and apply it with an art brush.
6. Remove doggie-doo -spray some on the affected sole and use an old toothbrush to clean the crevices. Rinse with cold water and the sneakers will be ready to hit the pavement again.
7. Remove chewing gum from your hair -simply spray the gummed-up hair with WD-40, and the gum will comb out with ease.
8. Repel Insects and Roaches - keep a can of WD-40 handy, and when you see a roach, spray a small amount directly on it for an instant kill.
9. Get a ring un-stuck on your hand - A short burst of WD-40 will get the ring to slide right off.
10. Separate stuck glassware - Stuck glasses will separate with ease if you squirt some WD-40 on them, wait a few seconds for it to work its way between the glasses, and then gently pull the glasses apart.

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