1. Shop at Paris Holiday Market | Nov. 7 & 8

Why You Should Go: Just imagine how good it would feel to finish your holiday shopping at this art and craft market weeks before Black Friday.

2. Take the Ski and Snowboard Tuning Basics Class at Lakewood’s REI | Nov. 11

Why You Should Go: You’ve been so patient for winter, but the mountains are officially snowcapped and it is time to spruce up your winter gear.

3. Join Volunteers of America’s Rake Up, Colorado | Nov. 14

Why You Should Go: ‘Tis the season for giving back—and you can start by helping rake leaves for seniors in your neighborhood. (Bonus: Read 5280’s Guide to Altruism.)

4. Participate in LeafDrop | Various Dates and Locations

Why You Should Go: Once you’ve raked up leaves (see No. 3), haul them to LeafDrop centers to help keep yard waste out of the landfill and create compost.

5. RSVP to Brews with Building a Better Colorado | Nov. 12

Why You Should Go: If you want to help craft the Centennial State’s future, swing by this brainstorming session.

6. Visit the Molly Brown House Museum | Nov. 11

Why You Should Go: For one day, entrance fees are waived at this museum, meaning you have a really good reason to learn about one of Colorado’s coolest historical figures.

7. Find a Free Thing to Do in 5280’s Winter in the City Feature | Your choice

Why You Should Go: Avoid I-70 traffic during snow season and find something to do right here at home.

8. Head out for Night at the Museums | Nov. 7

Why You Should Go: Free museums, plus free shuttles between locations equals a great date night.

9. Check out Women’s WOD and Wine Event | Nov. 20

Why You Should Go: You like wine. You want to try CrossFit. Sign up now.

10. Shake It Off at Denver Arts Week’s Chance to Dance | Nov. 7

Why You Should Go: With instruction in Jazz Fusion, ballet, Mudra, and Irish dance, this daylong event is sure to get you moving.

Looking for more things to do in Denver? Check out our events calendar.

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Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner is a Denver-based writer and the former Articles Editor for 5280.