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Veterans days

As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering active-duty  military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Military members and veterans (resident and nonresident) can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado State Park or CPW office by showing proof of service.  All other park fees remain in effect, including camping reservations, boat and off-highway vehicle registrations, and hunting and fishing licenses. Also, entry is free for everyone at all Colorado State Parks on Aug. 2, in celebration of Colorado Day.  cpw.state.co.us

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Jeremy Papasso, Daily Camera

Heather Silvestri, of Broomfield, tries a sample of Banana foster frozen yogurt on June 13, 2014, at TCBY in Broomfield.

Chill out

Froyo fans and bargain hunters alike will have a sweet reason to celebrate TCBY’s 40th anniversary. The popular frozen yogurt shop is celebrating 40 years of swirling treats. Top off the shop’s anniversary celebration with a sweet deal on Aug. 3: buy-one-get-one for 40 cents. The deal is only available from 3 to 7 p.m. for in-store purchases. The promo excludes quarts, pints, cakes, pies, catering and delivery orders. There is only one TCBY shop in the Denver metro area,  in Thornton at 9645 Washington St. There are two other Colorado locations in Fort Collins and Greeley. tcby.com

A burger from Smashburger

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An image of a Smashburger. The chain burger joint is offering 14-cent burgers on Aug. 6, 2021.

Bargain burger

Smashburger is celebrating its 14th birthday by offering customers a juicy deal on one of its most popular burgers. On Aug. 6, customers who purchase a Double Classic Burger can enjoy a second one for only 14 cents. There is no limit; one discounted burger per regular-priced burger purchased. However, the special is available only for in-person orders. (The burger regularly sells for $7.89, so the savings are quite beefy.) smashburger.com

Glendale’s got talent

With so many reality competition shows on TV, here’s your chance to experience a talent show live. Colorado’s third annual Throwdown Showdown features an eclectic array of local talent, with a winner’s purse of $10,000. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, with the first acts starting shortly after at the Infinity Park Event Center. The audience will enjoy 10 preliminary performers, followed by acts from the three chosen finalists. Fans will vote via an online platform. The family-friendly event includes food trucks, a bar and entertainment provided by DJ Trent. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, but no outside alcohol or glass containers are allowed. Admission is free. infinityparkatglendale.com

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On Aug. 7, Firehouse Subs is collecting bottled water as part of its annual H2O For Heroes campaign.

Water supply

On Aug. 7, Firehouse Subs is collecting bottled water as part of its annual H2O For Heroes campaign. Customers who bring in a case of unopened bottled water (24-pack) for donation will receive a free medium sub. All of the donated water will go to local first responders and community groups to be distributed to those in need. Most shops will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you’re feeling generous, you can also pick up one of the chain’s red pickle buckets for $3. The buckets are perfect for storage or household chores and all of the proceeds go to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. firehousesubs.com