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8 things to do today, May 18, in Boulder County

May 18, 2014

Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.


--Crafts and Trades of Olden Days If you were a pioneer settler and there were no stores in the area, how would you get the things you needed for your family? Learn about old-fashioned jobs and the traditional arts and crafts that went into making what was needed for life down on the farm. See blacksmithing in action and try your hand at candle-dipping and working with a drop spindle, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Agricultural Heritage Center, 8348 Ute Hwy., Longmont, free; 303-776-8688,


--Evolution of Activewear: Fibers, Function Fashion Why don't women still wear long skirts and heals to hike? Advancements in textiles and technology have revolutionized the activewear industry. From the late 1800s to the present, changes in fabrication have enhanced performance, both structurally and athletically. Innovations in hiking cycling, climbing, skiing and running apparel are the focus of this exhibit, noon to 4 p.m. today, Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder, $3-$6; 303-449-3464.


--Martin Acres Neighborhood Home Tour Featuring six of the neighborhoods remodeled homes in the styles of Modern, Farm Style, Traditional and Energy Efficient. Get ideas for home improvements, talk to homeowners about their process and meet architects. All proceeds to benefit Creekside Elementary School. Purchase tickets at Table Mesa Hardware, online or at any home, check website for map, noon to 4 p.m. toady, Martin Acres Neighborhood, 320 S. 39th St., Boulder, $8 per ticket;


--Boulder Comedy Show Regularly featuring professional comedians from Denver and Boulder, with European-style brew and cuisine, 7 p.m., Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St., Boulder, free; 720-328-8328,


--Brunch with the Left Hand Market Boys 10 a.m., Oskar Blues Brewery, 303 Main St., Lyons, free; 303-823-6685.

--Brunch with The Strangebyrds 12 p.m., Cyclhops, 600 S. Airport Road, Longmont, free.

--The McKay Brothers 6 p.m., Oskar Blues, 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont, free; 303-485-9400.

--Sam Cooper & Co. 8 p.m., Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder.


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