'Frozen' stage musical and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, Aug. 17

Posted at 5:44 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 07:44:30-04

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Thursday, August 17.

1. Democratic Rep. hosts town hall
Jared Polis will host a town hall meeting Thursday at Congregation Har Hashem in Boulder.

2. Pre-Broadway engagement of 'Frozen' stage musical opens in Denver
The pre-Broadway engagement for the stage musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning animated 2013 movie of the same name opens Thursday at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

3. School assessments to be released
The state is expected to release the latest assessment data at the school, district and state level for school districts around Colorado.

4. Natural Grocers celebrates 62 years
Natural Grocers stores around the country are celebrating the company's 62nd birthday today with ice cream socials, 50-percent off deals and even a cruise giveaway.

5. Drier air moving into Colorado
Warmer and drier weather will move into the region for Thursday, skies will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80s. The rain threat will be lower with only a couple of afternoon storms expected to pop up.