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Arapahoe County Extension provides trusted, practical education to help you solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

This calendar is a list of all public event and classes offered by Arapahoe County Extension. Some of the virtual classes may be offered by Extension offices in partnering counties. Other events may be offered that are closed to the public and available to program participants (e.g. 4-H members, Colorado Master Gardeners). Click here if you are interested in becoming a 4-H member, Colorado Master Gardener or Native Plant Master volunteer.

You may also request a program for your organization or school. Options for adults are youth are available.  

For questions, please email CSU-Extension@arapahoegov.com or call the office at 303-730-1920.

To view other great programs Arapahoe County Extension has offered, please visit our Past Events page!


October 2022


4-H Expo October 1, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 17 Mile House Farm Park Learn about what 4-H has to offer with hands-on activities (cookie decorating, rocketry, leathercraft, and entomology), meet 4-H members and volunteers, and hang out with some cute 4-H project animals! No registration is required.

Smoothie Demo during 2nd Saturday at CSU Spur Campus – October 8. 2022 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 PM Increase the fiber and protein content of smoothies with the addition of cooked beans.   Free smoothie demonstrations, tasting, recipes and facts about how beans are good for you and the planet. Join CSU Extension Instructors, Sheila Gains, Arapahoe County and Mary Snow, Jefferson County for one of these tasty and informational demonstrations. Demonstrations will repeat every 20 minutes from 10 am – 2 pm. One-pound bags of Colorado grown dry beans will be given away to two lucky winners at each demonstration. More information on Spur Campus Events. This event is free and open to the public with no registration required.

Cottage Foods Safety Training October 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Learn food safety guidelines and the specifics of operating a home-based cottage food business. Upon completion of the webinar and exam, receive a 3 year food safety certificate. Registration closes 4 days prior to event.

Bemis Public Library Monthly CMG Series: Fall Planted Bulbs – October 18, 6:00 p.m. Arapahoe County Master Gardeners will be presenting about Fall Planted Bulbs. In person at Bemis Public Library – 6014 S Datura Street Littleton, CO 80120, no registration required.


November 2022


Cottage Foods Safety Training November 2, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Learn food safety guidelines and the specifics of operating a home-based cottage food business. Upon completion of the webinar and exam, receive a 3 year food safety certificate. Registration closes 4 days prior to event.

Bemis Public Library Monthly CMG Series: Houseplants – November 15, 6:00 p.m. Arapahoe County Master Gardeners will be presenting about Houseplants. In person at Bemis Public Library – 6014 S Datura Street Littleton, CO 80120, no registration required.


December 2022


Cottage Foods Safety Training December 2, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Learn food safety guidelines and the specifics of operating a home-based cottage food business. Upon completion of the webinar and exam, receive a 3 year food safety certificate. Registration closes 4 days prior to event.


January 2023



Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. | Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. | CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English.

Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. | Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. | Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.

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