Boulder Family Events: October 5 to October 11, 2012

Special Events This Week: Breyer Horse Day, Take-A-Kid Mountain Biking at the Valmont Bike Park, FREE Day at the Denver Art Museum, Star Wars Reads at the Boulder Bookstore, FREE Day at the Boulder History Museum, Pearl Street Stampede, & LEGO Club

Friday, October 5

Saturday, October 6

  • Take A Kid Mountain Biking with Avid 4 Adventure. Bike instruction for kids at the Valmont Bike Park [Full]. Other bike friendly vendors, free kids bike helmets, and much more. This should be a fun day!
  • French/English Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Enjoy a special story hour in both English and French. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • Ghost Stories. Get ready for Halloween and join local storyteller Linda Batlin for some (not too scary) stories of ghosts and mysterious creatures sure to send a tingle down your spine. Free. George Reynolds Library 11:00am. Meadows Library 3:00pm.
  • FREE Day at the Denver Art Museum. All day. All ages.
  • Breyer Horse Day at Grand Rabbits in Boulder. Enjoy mini-horses and much more. Free. All ages. 10:00 to Noon.
  • Star Wars Reads Day at the Boulder Bookstore. Free. Stories, games, food, etc… 4:00 to 6:00pm.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. Great opportunity for families to purchase locally grown produce, eat delicious food, listen to live music and so much more! A Boulder kids’ favorite.
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts [BMOCA] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages

Sunday, October 7

  • FREE Day at the Boulder History Museum.
  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Coyote TalesA chorus of yaps, whines, barks and howls: these musical sounds can be heard at any time of the day or year.  Hike in Coyote Country to howl and learn why coyotes can adapt to just about any region of North America!  Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh Street in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect). Free. Ages 6 and up. 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens at the Main Boulder Library. 2:00 to 5:30pm. Ages 5 and up. Free. “Learn to play the ancient and mysterious game of Go.”

Monday, October 8

Tuesday, October 9

  • Children’s Storytime at George Reynolds Branch Library. Free. 10:15am. Ongoing event.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am. All ages.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies (birth-12 months) and their caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to babies up to 12 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.

Wednesday, October 10

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Cruisers & Crawlers @ Main Boulder Library. Crawlers and beginning toddlers (9-24 months) explore language and books with their caregivers in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to crawlers and beginning toddlers up to 24 months of age; no older children please.10:15 to 11:30am. Free.
  • Family Garden Story and Song Time with Kristin at Barnes and Nobles. Free. All ages. 1:00pm.
  • Pearl Street Stampede. Get out and cheer on the CU Buffs, listen to band music, and hang out with your family on Pearl Street. It’s great FREE family fun! The kids love it!
  • FYI: Boulder Farmer’s Market Weds: No Longer Happening 

Thursday, October 11

  • Celebrate Nature through storybooks with naturalist Ellen Orleans. For this special story hour, we will walk up the Chautauqua Meadow trail, making stops along the way to listen to picture books read out loud. Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Ages 3 to 6. Free.
  • LEGO Club at the George Reynolds Branch Library. Got a LEGO loving kid? Do they like stories? Then they’ll love LEGO club at the George Reynolds Branch Library! Whether you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you.
  • Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Toddler Time @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Parents with Infants Support Group at Parenting Place. Free. Newborn to 9 mos. 10:30 to Noon.
Upcoming Family Events:
October 14:
  • FREE Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

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