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Triple Crown at West End

Horse race season is just around the track, and the West End Tavern at 926 Pearl St. in Boulder is gearing up to watch the Triple Crown.

The races begin on May 7 with the Kentucky Derby, where customers can enjoy $7 Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps while they watch.

Then it’s on to the May 21 Preakness, when you can sip on $5 Black-Eyed Susans. Finish enjoying classic race-day cocktails with the Belmont Stakes on June 11 and a $5 Belmont Breeze.

Prizes for the best hat and best dressed will be given out during each race, and there will be race-day food specials, mint julep slushies, and bourbon-barrel-aged beer. And don’t forget the famous hermit crab races while you watch.

All of the parties start at 2 p.m.

For more information visit www. thewestendtavern.com.

Laughing Goat hosts fundraiser

In honor of Laughing Goat owner Johnny Jenkins’ birthday, on April 28 the coffee house will be selling all espresso drinks for $2 and all coffee for $1 at both its Pearl Street and Norlin locations.

All proceeds from coffee sales that day will be donated to a group of its coffee growers.

“We will be funding a grant request made by the all-women’s cooperative that grows and processes our Guatemala Atitlan Nahuala coffee, one of my personal favorites,” Jenkins told Boulder Weekly. “They have a grant request with the Café Femenino Project for micro-loans for their community, which we would like to make sure and see happen.”

He notes that women coffee producers make up 30 percent of the 25 million coffee growers responsible for producing 75 percent of the world’s coffee, but gender inequality, poverty and abuse are rampant in many coffeeproducing regions. So more than 460 women coffee producers in Peru banded together to form Café Femenino.

For more information visit www.cafefemenino.com.

Royal wedding at Baker St.

Even if you didn’t get an invite to the royal wedding, you can still be part of William and Kate’s big day, particularly if your name is William or Kate.

On Friday, April 29, Baker St.

Pub & Grill, at 1729 28th St. in Boulder, will award couples named William and Kate a $25 gift card to the pub and a crown and tiara set. (Identification required).

As an added bonus, if you’re a ringer for Kate’s green eyes, flowing tresses and that certain regal, yet unpretentious demeanor — or for that matter are tall, handsome and slightly balding like Prince William — come to the pub that night at 10 p.m. and enter the “Royal Look-Alike Contest” for a chance to be crowned Prince and Princess, be toasted with champagne by your royal fans, and win a royal prize pack.

To add to the festivities, the pub will be decorated with British fanfare beginning Tuesday, April 26. Fans will have an opportunity to test their royal knowledge with special trivia nights on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27, during happy hour.

For more information visit www.sherlockspubco.com.

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