Sunday, February 14, 2016

Family Workshop: Chocolate Treats

Submitted by Molly Duffy on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 3:43pm

Give your picky eaters some ammo for those times when they try to convince you chocolate counts as a vegetable. This educational field trip will take kids to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, where a chocolate tree is growing big cacao pods, and explain how the cacao bean goes from seed to yummy Valentine's Day treats—a box of which they'll get to take home. Sun 10 a.m., 2 p.m.

Cupid's Revenge Snowshoe Race

Submitted by Henry Gargan on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 3:27pm

It's easy to let your skip your daily run during the winter, but snowshoe races like this one leave little room for excuses. (You can wear trail shoes if you're not confident about your snowshoe running skills.) The course is a rolling, four-mile loop that starts and finishes at Hideaway Park, where an afterparty and light refreshments will await finishers. Proceeds benefit the Grand Foundation, which sponsors quality-of-life initiatives in Grand County. Sun 10 a.m.

RiNo Love Triangle

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:18am

This Valentine's Day, fall in love with the delicious beer and cider pairings at three of RiNo's best breweries and bars. The day of love kicks off Epic Brewing Company with a beer and cheese pairing, followed by a second course of cider and pork ossobuco at the Rackhouse, and a final spread of crêpes and beer at Ratio Beerworks. Guests can make their way between the three locations at a leisurely pace, with seating beginning each hour on the hour. Sun noon-6 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Ratio Beerworks