Neurodiverse Singles Mingle
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Neurodiverse Singles Mingle

Looking to meet new friends and maybe find that special someone? Then Singles Mingle Night is for you! We encourage people of all abilities to come out to join the fun. There will be happy hour, food, games and more. Ladies and gender non-conformists get their first drink free!

This event is for neurodiverse singles 18 and up.

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Bingo with Boone
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Bingo with Boone

Join us on the last Sunday of every month from 10-12pm for bingo and bottomless mimosas with our long time employee, Daniel Boone! Play bingo for a suggested donation of $5 and have the chance to win some awesome prizes. There's no better place for Sunday brunch!

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Take Root Fundraiser Benefitting Dirt
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Take Root Fundraiser Benefitting Dirt

Dirt's 6th annual Take Root live and silent auction fundraiser is just around the corner! Join us for an elegant evening with live music, open bar & hors d'oeuvres, and an auction all to benefits Dirt's 'Beyond the Cup' initiative. 

By coming to Take Root, you are directly investing in the lives of families impacted by autism and related neurodiversities. Dirt's pre-vocational training program gives interns the skills they need for employment and future independence. If you drink at Dirt, you're helping us employ individuals with neurodiversities. Attend one of our events, and you're going beyond by helping us do more in our community. 

Come Take Root with us on Saturday, October 5th where we'll celebrate the shop's first full year and our 2019 interns while looking towards the future at all that is in store for Dirt. 

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at https://takeroot19.givesmart.com

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Improv in the Dirt
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

Improv in the Dirt

Improv in the Dirt was such a success in August that we'll be back in September! Join us on the lawn at DIRT Coffee Bar anytime between 3 and 5pm for improv games. All ages welcome!! Event is free.

AllProv volunteers will be leading fun and easy improv games. All are welcome to participate. This is a great opportunity for youth and families to try out some improv! Learn about AllProv at our information table.

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Wicked Wine Run
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Wicked Wine Run

The Wicked Wine Run has chosen Dirt as their charity partner for this years event and we are in search of volunteers to help out! The Wicked Wine Run will donate $30 for each volunteer that mentions Dirt! All volunteers get free wine, t-shirt and food. There are two volunteer shifts, but you can work both shifts for a double donation! Please email us at beth@dirtcoffee.org to let us know if you signed up so that we can keep track of Dirt's volunteers!

To learn more go to http://wickedwinerun.com/locations/colorado-denver-2/

To sign up to volunteer go to https://vmodcui.active.com/responsive/eventGroups/1291503/jobs

Event Day: August 24th @ River Garden Winery
First Shift: 1:30-6:30PM
Checking in volunteers, handing out water, helping direct parking etc

Second Shift: 5:00-10:00PM
Helping tear down, handing out water, packing up…

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Make Your Own Terrarium
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Make Your Own Terrarium

Learn how to create your very own easy-to-care-for terrarium using natural elements and beautiful succulents.

  • Friday, August 23, 2019

  • 6:30pm to 8:30pm

  • DIRT Coffee Bar

What do you get when you take all the beautiful layers of a terrarium, some locally made coffee, twinkling lights, coffee cocktails, and the best essential oils community around? THE BEST DIY TERRARIUM NIGHT OUT EVER!

We will be creating our own terrariums: think succulent snow-globes without the water :)

This evening event will be hosted at DIRT Coffee Bar. This coffee shop is a beautiful space with an even more beautiful purpose. Dirt is on a mission to bring you quality coffee, food and drink, while employing and empowering individuals with autism. Did you know that 90% of individuals with autism are either unemployed or underemployed? Dirt Coffee Bar was founded with the idea that people with differences deserve better.

By coming out and enjoying a fun evening with friends, you are also bringing business and support to our local community.

Your ticket includes:

  • One glass terrarium

  • 2 FREE beverages of choice while at event (coffee or alcohol-based)

  • Gravel, dirt, decorative moss and stones

  • 2 small succulents

  • Surprise swag bag

Tickets can be purchased here.

No profits are being made from this gathering.

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Trivia Night
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night

August’s trivia theme is the hit comedy, Arrested Development! Trivia will start promptly at 6pm and range from easy to difficult as the rounds progress. A table can be reserved for your team with advanced notice and a $25 minimum. Give us a call or drop us an email today.

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Improv in the Dirt
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

Improv in the Dirt

Join us on the lawn at DIRT Coffee Bar anytime between 3 and 5pm for some improv games. All ages welcome!! Event is free.

AllProv volunteers will be leading fun and easy improv games. All are welcome to participate. This is a great opportunity for youth and families to try out some improv! Learn about AllProv at our information table.

DIRT Coffee Bar serves high quality coffee, beer, and wine while employing and empowering individuals with autism. If you haven’t been there yet, definitely check them out! Stick around after Improv in the Dirt for the Neurodiverse Singles Mingle!

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Live Music with Jonah Steuer
Jul
21
12:30 PM12:30

Live Music with Jonah Steuer

Jonah Steuer is a New York native where he has been featured in a good friends band and has performed as a solo act to open for headliners at smaller clubs. Additionally, he has also played various solo performances in the Denver area, including 2 hour sets at Stella's Coffee, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Keith's Coffee Shop, the Corner Beet and more.

Jonah loves performing for people and making sure they have a blast listening to his music. He plays a lot of groovy blues-based music. His main goal is to make people feel something while bopping their head. Check out his original music at https://soundcloud.com/jonahsteuer

Please let us know if you require special accommodations. We are happy to provide you with everything you need to fully access and participate in Dirt's inclusive events. Contact us at info@dirtcoffee.org or 303-635-6674

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June Book Club
Jun
24
5:30 PM17:30

June Book Club

Calling all bookworms! The Dirt Book Club meets on the last Monday of every month, and you are welcome to join us whether you've read the book or not! For June we will be discussing The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir.

"Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media--through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell--Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?"

Attendees receive 10% off their order in the shop!

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Trivia Night
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night

It is on like a prawn who yawns at dawn. June’s trivia theme is The Office! Trivia will start promptly at 6pm and range from easy to difficult as the rounds progress. A table can be reserved for your team with advanced notice and a $25 minimum. Give us a call or drop us an email today.

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Money 101 Workshop
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Money 101 Workshop

Interactive workshop that teaches neurodiverse individuals critical skills to be independent with their finances. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirt-money-101-tickets-62152679337

Dinner will be provided!

Brought to you by

• Brad Sparks, financial coach for researchers & engineers

• Patty Roberts, broker for counselors & social workers

Bradley Sparks is a Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). 6455 South Yosemite Street Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, 303-770-9020. Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. Patty Roberts is an agent of Wealth Strategies Group, an agency of Guardian. PAS is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian. Wealth Strategies Group, LLC, and DIRT Coffee & Bar are not an affiliates or subsidiaries of PAS or Guardian 2019-79446 Exp. 6/12/19


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Live Music with Isabelle Stillman
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Isabelle Stillman

Isabelle Stillman is a singer-songwriter living in Denver, CO. She grew up in St. Louis, MO, where she learned how to play guitar and discovered her love of music. Her family was her first musical influence; The Dixie Chicks and Jerry Jeff Walker were the soundtrack to her upbringing, and the love, joy, and thoughtfulness of her mom, dad, brother, and sister made her into the person she is today.

 

Isabelle has been a reader and writer all her life, eating up books since she could turn a page and churning out stories since she could hold a pencil. But it wasn't until she graduated and moved to Colorado in 2017 that she started to combine her love music with her love of words. Writing songs quickly became a passion - a source of reflection, comfort, and a deeper sense of self, which was crucial in her first few years living on her own.

 

Songwriting was also a gateway to a strong music community in Denver. Isabelle honed her writing craft while learning about production at CCM Studios with her mentor and producer, Darren Skanson.

 

Isabelle's music weaves a tapestry of her love of family, the confusion of growing up, the reality of being a woman in our society, and her captivation with words. Her style explores many genres, encapsulating her growth as an artist and a person. Her work is both personal and universal, catchy and poignant.

 

Isabelle has released four singles, and her first full album will be out in July of 2019. She is embarking on a 20+ date national tour this summer. Check her out at https://www.isabellestillman.com/

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May Book Club
May
28
5:00 PM17:00

May Book Club

Calling all book worms! Join us on the last Monday (Tuesday, this month) of every month for a discussion of a recent fictional novel.

PLEASE NOTE: This month we will be meeting on the last Tuesday, as Monday is a holiday.

For April we will be discussing The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. Description below.

"As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails.

As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history."

Book club attendees receive 10% off their orders in the shop!

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Live Music with JohnMoss
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music with JohnMoss

JohnMoss, based out of Denver, Colorado is an independent songwriter who "has consistently produced music that pushes comfort out of the way" to deliver gut-smashing honesty and lead lines to its niche listeners.

Driven by lyrical melodies in the likes of Mutemath, Muse, Colony House, and Sufjan Stevens, JohnMoss has risen in peoples music catalogue as music's PB&J equivalent:

Nothing fancy or flashy, just consistent and delicious. And once you've had some, it probably will be in your lunch(boom)box consistently. Johnmoss is currently working on his 3rd full length album, entitled The Death of Me, due out January 2019.

Check out his music here.

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Trivia Night
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night

Ready to kick some grass? May’s trivia theme is Parks & Rec! Trivia will start promptly at 6pm and range from easy to difficult as the rounds progress. A table can be reserved for your team with advanced notice and a $25 minimum. Give us a call or drop us an email today.

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Live Music with Emma Hill
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Live Music with Emma Hill

In early 2007 fate brought Emma Hill and Bryan Daste together via a Craigslist ad. Daste was a recording engineer at Magic Closet Studios in Portland, OR, and Hill had come in to record her first professional demos after a recent move from her home state of Alaska. Nearly twelve busy years, six well-received albums, and countless tour miles later, they are back with the release of their 7th studio album, Magnesium Dreams. While writing songs that are emotionally charged and lyrically focused has always been Hill’s passion, with Dreams she has pushed her boundaries with genre, vulnerability, and writing style more than ever before.

These days Emma resides in Anchorage, Alaska, while Bryan still calls Portland home. The pair have most recently completed a tour around the western US states. The release of their new album, Magnesium Dreams, proves that the duo are still going strong and pushing creative boundaries, weaving together songs with sonic dreamscapes, Parisian jazz, and indie pop ballads into a single cohesive work. Critics have compared the duo to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and they are known for being some of the hardest working touring artists in the circuit.

From her roots of growing up in the small Alaskan village of Sleetmute to her worldwide travels, Emma has worked hard to secure a name for herself as a force in the music world. Splitting her time between tour and working within the local Anchorage music scene, she’s shown her dedication to keeping music alive wherever she goes. With the addition of Daste’s expansive talent, the pair have consistently produced music that speaks to the soul. With the release of Magnesium Dreams it feels like the duo is making a definitive statement.

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One Year Anniversary Party
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

One Year Anniversary Party

We've officially been open for one year! In that year we've grown our neurodiverse staff to an awesome team of 11, provided training opportunities and paid internships to 17 individuals, and fallen in love with downtown Littleton and our community.

You have been a part of changing minds and changing lives during our first year here, and now it is time to celebrate!

Join us on Saturday, May 11th for live music, food trucks, drink specials, and an all-afternoon party!

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April Book Club
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

April Book Club

Calling all book worms! Join us on the last Monday of every month for a discussion of a recent fictional novel. For April we will be discussing The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. Description below.

"In the summer of 2011, just after Nour loses her father to cancer, her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father’s spirit as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells herself their favorite story—the tale of Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker.

But the Syria Nour’s parents knew is changing, and it isn’t long before the war reaches their quiet Homs neighborhood. When a stray shell destroys Nour’s house and almost takes her life, she and her family are forced to choose: stay and risk more violence or flee across seven countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety—along the very route Rawiya and her mapmaker took eight hundred years before in their quest to chart the world. As Nour’s family decides to take the risk, their journey becomes more and more dangerous, until they face a choice that could mean the family will be separated forever."

Book Club participants receive 10% off their order and will have the opportunity to choose future reads.

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Dirt Truck at Best Buddies Friendship Walk
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Dirt Truck at Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Join us the Best Buddies Friendship Walk! This is an organization near and dear to us. Continue reading to learn more about Best Buddies.

Funds raised through the Friendship Walk benefits Best Buddies – the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.

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Trivia Night
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night

The winter may have come and gone, but April’s trivia theme is Game of Thrones! Trivia will start promptly at 6pm and range from easy to difficult as the rounds progress. A table can be reserved for your team with advanced notice and a $25 minimum. Give us a call or drop us an email today.

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music with John Moss

JohnMoss, based out of Denver, Colorado is an independent songwriter who "has consistently produced music that pushes comfort out of the way" to deliver gut-smashing honesty and lead lines to its niche listeners.

Driven by lyrical melodies in the likes of Mutemath, Muse, Colony House, and Sufjan Stevens, JohnMoss has risen in peoples music catalogue as music's PB&J equivalent:

Nothing fancy or flashy, just consistent and delicious. And once you've had some, it probably will be in your lunch(boom)box consistently. Johnmoss is currently working on his 3rd full length album, entitled The Death of Me, due out January 2019.

Check out his music here.

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Dig Deep 5k & Fun Run
Mar
30
8:00 AM08:00

Dig Deep 5k & Fun Run

Did you know that April is Autism Acceptance Month? To celebrate, Dirt is hosting Dig Deep, a 5k and fun run, to help support individuals with neurodiversities in our community. Celebrate diversity, inclusion and growth within our community with us!

Get your friends, family and co-workers together to join in the fun! There will be awards for individuals & teams, live music, raffles and more! Get your tickets today for early bird pricing!

Visit us at https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/Littleton/DigDeep5kFunRun
for more information and registration.

Contact us at info@dirtcoffee.org for questions or if you are interested in sponsoring.

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March Book Club
Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

March Book Club


Calling all bookworms! This book club meets at Dirt Coffee on the last Monday of the month. All are welcome, regardless of whether or not you choose to read the book, and participants recieve Happy Hour pricing of alcohol plus 10% off all other food and beverages!

Join us on Monday, March 25th from 5:30-7pm for a discussion of The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai!

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"In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster."

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