Community Events

Colorado Symphony announces new season

5:40 PM, Mar 3, 2014

DENVER - The Colorado Symphony is pleased to announce programming for the 2014/15 season, which opens Friday, September 18 at Boettcher Concert Hall.

Colorado Gives Day 2014 is December 9

5:37 PM, Mar 3, 2014

ARVADA -  Colorado Gives Day 2014 is December 9! Mark your calendars and plan to join Community First Foundation and FirstBank for the fifth consecutive year of inspiring and uniting thousands of donors to give where they live and support Colorado nonprofits.


Laugh for a Cause

11:26 AM, Feb 20, 2014

DENVER - You are invited to laugh with renowned comedians Josh Blue and Rocky LaPorte at this year's fundraiser for the Caruso Family Charities! Come have fun on Tuesday, March 4 at the Comedy Works South for a 7:30 p.m. showtime!

Runnin' of the Green - March 16

3:13 PM, Feb 19, 2014

DENVER - Here is your chance to wear green, eat corned beef and party with Irish bagpipers at the annual Runnin' of the Green. On March 16th starting at 10:15 a.m. in front of the Union Station on 17th and Wazee, join hundreds of runners and walkers as they weave through lower downtown.

Polar Plunge Splash, Dash for Special Olympics

11:50 AM, Feb 12, 2014

DENVER - On Feb. 22, Denver's City Park is the place to be, no matter what the weather. It's a Run and a Plunge into an icy pool of water that will be set up by the Pavilion in City Park.

Real-life hunger experts host "Hunger Through My Lens"

11:45 AM, Feb 12, 2014

DENVER - A broken system. Three words that capture the essence of a photograph only showing a bent fork.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge returns

11:44 AM, Feb 12, 2014

ENGLEWOOD - The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is back! On Feb. 22 at City Park and on March 8 at Aurora Reservoir people can plunge into icy cold water to raise funds for Coloradans with intellectual disabilities.

Beware of sweetheart scams, shady dating services

1:05 PM, Feb 11, 2014

DENVER - When looking for a Valentine, or love during any time of the year, going online or using a traditional dating service is common but the Better Business Bureau warns such methods can leave you frustrated, swindled and even heartbroken.

More than 50 consumers filed complaints about dating services with the BBB of Denver/Boulder in 2013. Complaints concerned various problems including billing issues, lack of promised services, trouble cancelling memberships and other customer service issues.

'Dress in Blue' event to benefit Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Prevention

4:49 PM, Feb 10, 2014

DENVER - "Dress in Blue" is a night of entertainment, food and drinks all to benefit the University of Colorado Cancer Center's Colorectal Screening Program. On March 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Breckenridge Brewery, the event will officially kick off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Denver Urban Ministries presents Hope Benefit

3:44 PM, Feb 10, 2014

DENVER - DenUM's Board of Directors invites you to join them in Inspiring Hope, Transforming Lives and Working to End Poverty by attending the Hope Benefit Silent Auction and Fundraiser on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. 

39th NSCD Wells Fargo Ski Cup

10:03 AM, Feb 10, 2014

WINTER PARK - The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 39th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 21 - 23 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

What you should know about Denver's Native Community

9:11 PM, Feb 5, 2014

DENVER - In the late 1990's, a New York Times news article proclaimed, "Indian Country Finds a Capital in Denver." This is true in many ways. In the 1950s, Native Americans were
"encouraged" to leave their reservations to pursue jobs in urban centers. Denver was attractive to many in the West, especially the Navajo of the Southwest, and the Lakota of the South Dakota plains. Since then, Colorado's Indian population has grown to over 107,000, with about eighty percent of this population living in metropolitan regions such as the Denver-metro area1. Approximately 100 tribes are represented here.
Thousands of these "urban Indians" still return to their tribal communities or reservations throughout the year to participate in familial and tribal events and ceremonies.

Beware of Tax Scams and Unethical Preparers

7:36 PM, Feb 4, 2014

DENVER - The Better Business Bureau warns of IRS imposters, unreliable preparers and tax ID theft.   As soon as W-2s arrive, tax time gets underway and for many, that can mean phishing attempts, identity theft or dealing with an unreliable tax preparer.

Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver Film Society present: Las Marthas

11:06 AM, Feb 3, 2014

DENVER - In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexico War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.

Free yoga and wellness classes

6:25 PM, Jan 27, 2014

DENVER - What does the Denver Zoo, Wings Over the Rockies, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Art Museum, Wildlife Experience and Sports Authority Field all have in common? 

DU Lamont School of Music winter concert season

2:38 PM, Jan 17, 2014

DENVER - As the year-long celebration of the University of Denver's 150th anniversary begins, the Lamont School of Music announces its first Sesquicentennial events.

NWSS brings millions to Colorado

10:49 AM, Jan 16, 2014

KUSA - Boots and business come together this time of year for the National Western Stock Show.

National Western starts with Denver cattle drive

3:06 PM, Jan 9, 2014

DENVER - The National Western Stock Show is formally getting under way.

Mobile mammography exams in your neighborhood

1:16 PM, Jan 9, 2014

DENVER - Buddy Check9 has been a part of 9News for more than 16 years.

Make a New Year resolution to help end hunger in Colorado

2:29 PM, Jan 6, 2014

DENVER - In tens of thousands of homes across the state, our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. Parents are forced to choose between buying food and paying rent, or having to feed their children instead themselves. Too many children start the day hungry, struggling to focus in the classroom and learn. And, after a lifetime of working, Colorado seniors are left to fend for themselves and face questions like: do I purchase my needed medication or food?

Second-grader raises $750

1:40 PM, Dec 12, 2013

DENVER - TJ, a second-grader in Parker, hosted a "parents' night out, kids' night in" at Prairie Crossing Elementary School on December 6 to give back this holiday season. His fundraising event drew more than 60 children and raised $750 for Hunger Free Colorado.

Colorado Gives Day raises more than $20 million

1:37 PM, Dec 12, 2013

ARVADA - Colorado donors once again united to support 1,442 nonprofit organizations during the fourth Colorado Gives Day on December 10, raising more than $20 million and surpassing last year's $15.4 million total. A record number of nearly 88,000 donations have been recorded, a jump from last year's total of 69,127. Donations ranged from $10 to $300,000.

Colorado Gives Day - Give where you live

11:53 AM, Dec 10, 2013

COLORADO - Colorado Gives Day, the online giving event that raises awareness and donations for hundreds of Colorado nonprofits, is on Dec. 10.

9NEWS Parade of Lights was 'festively frigid'

2:30 PM, Dec 7, 2013

KUSA - Begin your holiday season at the spectacular 39th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights.

9NEWS Lights the Lights - Friday, November 29

6:21 PM, Nov 29, 2013

DENVER - When you think of the holidays, do images of bright colored lights, hot chocolate and cookies come to mind? If so, please join us at the 9News Lights the Lights event!

Celebrate the holidays in traditional German style

2:45 PM, Nov 22, 2013

DENVER - Relive a centuries old German tradition when the 13th annual Denver Christkindl Market kicks off on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. This typical German Christmas market at Skyline Park along the 16th Street Mall will continue through Saturday, Dec. 21.

CO School Breakfast Challenge

2:42 PM, Nov 22, 2013

DENVER - Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, and the Breakfast Games invited schools across Colorado to strive for gold in an annual school challenge. 

Donate to 9Cares Colorado Shares

10:35 AM, Nov 16, 2013

DENVER - This community has a long history of helping those who are in need. 9NEWS is proud to announce the 31st annual 9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive. 

9Cares - Lots of Locations to Donate this Saturday!

11:10 AM, Nov 14, 2013

COLORADO - The need in our community is everywhere. 9News has coordinated a list of additional drop off locations to make it more convenient to donate food at our annual 9Cares Colorado Shares Holiday Drive on Saturday, November 16th from 7:00am - 4:00pm. The food collected at these remote sites remain in those communities at local food banks.

Great Candy Run on Nov. 10

4:55 PM, Nov 5, 2013

DENVER - Do you love candy? Well this run is for you! The Great Candy Run will take place at Washington Park in Denver, with the Gumdrop Kids Fun Run at 9:45 a.m. and the 5K beginning at 10 a.m.

Latin American Educational Foundation New Board Member

3:25 PM, Oct 28, 2013

DENVER - The Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) announced today the appointment of E. Martín Enriquez to its Board of Directors. Martín is currently an attorney with Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP.

SWEEPSTAKES: Planting Promises Pink Tulip Program

4:28 PM, Oct 25, 2013

DENVER - Pink has become the color of breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in the United States. Raising awareness about breast cancer is one of the best methods of developing prevention methods and catching the illness early. Early detection of the disease is vital for proper treatment. If caught early enough, breast cancer has a 93-percent survival rate.

Hunger clock countdown continues in Colorado

12:45 PM, Oct 25, 2013

DENVER - The partial government shutdown may have ended, but the "hunger clock" countdown for 500,000 Coloradans still continues. More than half a million Coloradans will lose a portion of their food assistance beginning Nov. 1. That's when a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) expires in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

DONATE NOW: 9Cares Colorado Shares

1:44 PM, Oct 23, 2013

DENVER - You can make a difference in the life of a struggling family. Donate today to 9Cares Colorado Shares. Money we collect is used to purchase foods requested by local food banks and pantries. A small donation can go a long way in the life of a hungry family.

Drive for Life on Oct. 22

7:17 PM, Oct 21, 2013

DENVER - Roll up your sleeve and save lives with Bonfils Blood Center and the Denver Broncos at Drive for Life XVI on Tuesday, October 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Dia de los Muertos at Denver Botanic Gardens

12:20 PM, Oct 3, 2013

DENVER - It is believed the spirits of the dead visit their families on Oct. 31 until Nov. 2. Families make altars with a photo of the deceased, food offerings, candles, incense and yellow marigolds. Denver Botanic Gardens will celebrate this Mexican day of remembrance with festive activities including traditional Aztec dancing by Sabor Latino, a sugar skull workshop, sunset candlelight procession, face painting, costume contest and photo booth.