Boulder Family Events: December 6 to December 12, 2013

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Family-Friendly Boulder area events for the next week are right here!

Friday, November 6

Saturday, November 7

Sunday, December 8

Monday, December 9

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11

Thursday, December 12

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Boulder Family Events: November 29 to December 5, 2013

IMG_3470Happy Day After Thanksgiving! Here are the Family-Friendly Boulder area events for the next week…

 

Friday, November 29

Saturday, November 30

Sunday, December 1

  • FREE Day at the Boulder History Museum

Monday, December 2

Tuesday, December 3

Wednesday, December 4

Thursday, December 5

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado #thanksgiving

Boulder Family Events: November 22 to 28, 2013

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Looking for family-friendly events and happenings around Boulder? Check it out right here each Friday!

Friday, November 22

Saturday, November 23

  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Gobble, Gobble. Learn terrific facts about wild turkeys and why they are different from domesticated turkeys! Games and nature activities on this easy hike. Kids ages 5+. 1pm at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage.
  • Panicking Poultry Turkey Trot at the Boulder Reservoir. 5 mile, family-friendly run. 1 mile kids’ run.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Storytime in both English & French. 10:15am at the Main Boulder Library.
  • Boulder Folders. Informal origami workshops for people aged 10 and older or experienced younger folders accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own paper if you have it. 10:15am @ the Main Boulder Library AND 1pm @ George Reynolds Branch Library.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, do some artwork, get some lunch. There is always so much going on at the market! 8:00am to 2:00pm. It’s still open. Head out to support these great farmers, bakers, and the rest!
  • FREE Day at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits or stop by during the Farmer’s Market for a fun kids craft.

Sunday, November 24

  • Switch on the Lights. Head to Downtown Boulder for a holiday performance by the Boulder Chorale as Santa counts down to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall. 1300 Block of Pearl Street. 5pm. Stick around for FREE visits with Santa until 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 25

  • No School for BVDS students
  • Take your kids on a bike ride at the Valmont Bike Park. This is a fantastic place to take kids of all ages and abilities! There is a play space, flat trails, pump tracks, and plenty to explore for all.
  • Kids Eat FREE: Larkburger & Cafe Mexicali 

Tuesday, November 26

Wednesday, November 27

  • No School for BVDS students
  • Boulder Folders. Informal origami workshops for people aged 10 and older or experienced younger folders accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own paper if you have it. 1pm @ George Reynolds Branch Library.
  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, November 28

  • Happy Thanksgiving! 

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado #thanksgiving

Boulder Family Events: November 15 to 21, 2013

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Looking for family-friendly events and happenings around Boulder? Check it out right here each Friday!

Friday, November 15

Saturday, November 16

  • FamilyDance Planet with Amazing DJ Rolf. FamilyDance Planet is transforming family time by offering your family a Saturday morning, active dance party with upbeat grooves that adults and kids can enjoy.  Our music is played live by different DJs each month!  We have a seasonal earth altar that kids help create, so ask your child to pick out an item from nature to put on the earth altar.  We throw in shakers, scarves and yoga mats to encourage creativity and movement.
  • Bilingual French/English Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Storytime in both English & French. 10:15am at the Main Boulder Library.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, do some artwork, get some lunch. There is always so much going on at the market! 8:00am to 2:00pm.
  • FREE Day at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits or stop by during the Farmer’s Market for a fun kids craft.

Sunday, November 17

  • CU Museum of Natural History Presents the Americas Latino Festival. The festival promotes environmental awareness and unites diverse communities for a sustainable future through dialogue on the environment, health, education, culture, and small business entrepreneurship. This will be the first environmental justice Latino themed festival in the United States with novel programming components bridging the gap between academia, K-12 education, arts, policy, business and Latino and non-Latino communities

Monday, November 18

Tuesday, November 19

  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder LibraryBabies (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.

Wednesday, November 20

  • Cruisers & Crawlers at the Main Boulder LibraryCrawlers 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.
  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, November 21

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado #halloween

Boulder Family Events: November 8 to 14, 2013

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Find a listing of fun family-friendly events and happenings around Boulder right here each Friday!

Friday, November 8

Saturday, November 9

  • FREE Day at the Longmont Museum
  • The Liquid Crystal Wizard’s Show. A great CU program teaching kids the love and magic of science! These are free presentations that are always fun. Aimed at kids 5th grade and up, but all welcome! CU’s Duane G1B30 at 9:30am.
  • Dance Bridge Showcase. Fun, free, family dance showcase! Boulder’s annual “Dance is for Every Body!” showcase is a rich harvest of regional dance. Equal parts entertainment and education, the showcases feature local dance groups participating in 5 – 15 minute, family-friendly presentations. The one hour showcase is FREE and open to the public. 3:00pm at the Meadows Branch Library.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Disfrute con sus hijos cuentos, rimas y canciones del segundo, cuarto y (cuando sea aplicable) del quinto sábado del mes. Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs with your children in English and Spanish. 10:15am at the Main Boulder Library.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, do some artwork, get some lunch. There is always so much going on at the market! 8:00am to 2:00pm.
  • FREE Day at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits or stop by during the Farmer’s Market for a fun kids craft.

Sunday, November 10

Monday, November 11

  • BVSD Day Off. What are you planning? A day at the Valmont Bike Park? A hike? Time with friends? An art project? 
  • Kids Eat FREE: Larkburger & Cafe Mexicali 

Tuesday, November 12

  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder LibraryBabies (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.

Wednesday, November 13

  • Science Discovery Teen Cafe: Extreme Weather. Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Stimulating conversations with scientists, engineers, and inventors take place in an informal and relaxed setting. Free food is served! 6:00 to 7:30pm. RSVP at the link above.
  • Cruisers & Crawlers at the Main Boulder LibraryCrawlers 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.
  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, November 14

  •  What’s happening today? 

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado #halloween

Boulder Family Events: October 25 to 31, 2013

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Wondering what to do this week? Check out this list of fun family-friendly events and happenings around town!

Friday, October 25

  • Jeepers Creepers–Halloween Fun In Nature! Explore the mysterious worlds of our favorite Open Space and Mountain Parks Halloween creatures, the bat, the bear, the owl and lion. Naturalists will lead you on a short hike around a wild neighborhood from den to roost and perch, where we will share a moment with these costumed creatures of the night. Join in your own costume, with a flashlight for this short hike. You have to register for 1 of  3 hikes. 5:30pm, 6:00pm, or 6:30pm.
    Location provided with registration. Ages 6 and up.
  • Halloween Carnival at the South Boulder Recreation Center. Jumpy house, games, activities, etc. Kids 2-8 y.o. can join in this fun annual event. 3:00 to 5:00pm. Cost is $5. 
  • Pearl Street Stampedes are fun for the whole family. Come out and cheer on the CU Buffs, listen to band music, and get merry. Starts at 7pm in from of the Boulder County Court House. CU vs Arizona. Free.

Saturday, October 26

  • Super Science Saturday at NCAR. People look forward to this event all year long! Be entertained all day with weather balloon launches, science experiments, amazing activity tables, and engaging activities for the whole family. In one of the most amazing locations ever. Free event. All ages. 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Ghost Walk, Ghost Talk. Learn about the haunted happenings in the historic homes on north Mapleton Hill. This is a family-friendly spooky event. Children $8 [5 and under free] 5:30 to 9:00pm. Purchase tickets ahead of time. 
  • Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center’s Enchanted Forest. Meet mountain creatures, tell stories, make crafts, and more. 3:00 to 6:00pm. $6 advanced or $8 at the door. Great for children of all ages.
  • Louisville’s Monster Dash. 1k kid’s race, 5k/10k adult race.
  • Boulder High’s Kid Friendly Haunted House. They turn on the lights, turn down the scare factor and let kids enjoy a fun haunted house experience. 1:00 to 4:00pm.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, do some artwork, get some lunch. There is always so much going on at the market! 8:00am to 2:00pm.
  • FREE Day at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits or stop by during the Farmer’s Market for a fun kids craft.

Sunday, October 27

  • Ghost Walk, Ghost Talk. Learn about the haunted happenings in the historic homes on north Mapleton Hill. This is a family-friendly spooky event. Children $8 [5 and under free] 5:30 to 9:00pm. Purchase tickets ahead of time.

Monday, October 28

  • Bats, Spiders & Pumpkins–Halloween story time & hike. Celebrate the creepy creatures of Halloween as naturalist Ellen Orleans reads lively picture books at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Kids join in the fun with foot stomping, arm-flapping, and the color of the week. 3 to 6-year-olds. Wear clothes to match the weather and bring a snack if you like. 10:00am start. 
  • Halloween at the Y. The Arapahoe Y is hosting their annual Halloween Hullabaloo. Venture into the haunted house (not for the timid), enjoy carnival games, explore the cookie forest and light up the night in our new glow-in-the-dark room. Oh, and don’t forget the bone-chilling fun of the ice rink with costumed performances from the Flatirons Figure Skating Club. Free for members and non-members. 5:30 to 7:30pm.
  • Kids Eat FREE: Larkburger & Cafe Mexicali 

Tuesday, October 29

Wednesday, October 30

Thursday, October 31

  • Munchkin Masquerade on the Pearl Street Mall. This is the classic Boulder Halloween event for kids! Join the masses as you walk along Pearl Street stopping into businesses that happily hand out treats. Dress up. Have fun. Great for young kids. 3:00 to 6:00pm.

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado #halloween

Boulder Family Events: October 11 to October 17, 2013

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Wondering what to do this week? Check out this list of fun family-friendly events and happenings around town!

Friday, October 11

Saturday, October 12

Sunday, October 13

  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Looking at Leaves. Take a hike in the woods with Naturalist Debora Martin and enjoy the beauty of Autumn. We’ll use our senses, record on our observation sheets, and go on a scavenger hunt!  Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh Street in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect) for a hike on Shanahan Ridge Trail. 1:00pm. Ages 6 and up.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens. Learn to play the ancient and mysterious board game known as Go. Developed 4000 years ago in China, the rules are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes–but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Ages 5 and up.
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde presented by Theater Hikes Colorado at ChautauquaThis is a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors, hiking and theater. It is appropriate for children 8 and up. Buy tickets ahead of time here. Starts at 3pm.

Monday, October 14

Tuesday, October 15

  • 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.

Wednesday, October 16

Thursday, October 17

  • Musical Storytime with Alice and Melanie. Join these creative performers for stories, music, and more. 10:15am at the Main Boulder Library.
  • Toddler Time at the 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. 10:15am

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado

Boulder Family Events: October 4 to October 10, 2013

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Wondering what to do this week? Check out this list of fun family-friendly events and happenings around town!

Friday, October 4

Saturday, October 5

Sunday, October 6

Monday, October 7

Tuesday, October 8

  • 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.
  • Read to the Dog at the Meadows Branch Library. Whether your child needs to practice reading or not they all love reading to the sweet dogs at the library! Practice your reading by reading aloud to one of our calm and certified therapy dogs. They love to be read to and they never criticize! Parents must sign up ahead of time. Call Pam at 303-441-4390 to reserve space.

Wednesday, October 9

  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, buy some veggies, get some dinner, listen to live music and even have a beer. There is always so much going on at the market and it’s not as crowded as Saturdays, so it’s great for families! 4:00 to 8:00pm.
  • FREE Night at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits. 4 to 8pm.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, October 10

  • Toddler Time at the 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. 10:15am

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado

Boulder Family Events: September 27 to October 3, 2013

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Friday, September 27

Saturday, September 28

Sunday, September 29

  • Nature For Kids & Parents: Coyote Tales.  A 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 with Debora Martin, Early Childhood Educator/Volunteer Naturalist to hunt, 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 search1903 Lehigh Street in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets Intersect) for a hike on Shanahan Ridge Trail. Ages 5 and up. 1:00 to 2:30pm.
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde presented by Theater Hikes Colorado at Chautauqua. This is a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors, hiking and theater! It is appropriate for children 8 and up. Buy tickets ahead of time here. Starts at Noon.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens. Learn to play the ancient and mysterious board game known as Go. Developed 4000 years ago in China, the rules are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes–but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Ages 5 and up.

Monday, September 30

Tuesday, October 1

Wednesday, October 2

  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, buy some veggies, get some dinner, listen to live music and even have a beer. There is always so much going on at the market and it’s not as crowded as Saturdays, so it’s great for families! 4:00 to 8:00pm.
  • FREE Night at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits. 4 to 8pm.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, October 3

  • Toddler Time at the 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. 10:15am

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado

Boulder Family Events: September 20 to September 26, 2013

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My heart goes out to all families as we all do what we can to “mop up” after the flooding. Be safe. Be well. Keep supporting each other. 

Friday, September 20

Saturday, September 21

Sunday, September 22

  • Mapleton Hill PorchFest has some kid friendly musical acts! Check out Basho & Friends. They will be playing a free children’s music show this Sunday, September 22nd at the Mapleton Hill PorchFest from 2:30-4pm near the corner of 5th and Mapleton St. Their music is ridiculously fun and he’ll probably sing some classic kid’s songs as well as originals in English and Spanish.
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde presented by Theater Hikes Colorado at Chautauqua. This is on! It is appropriate for children 8 and up. Buy tickets ahead of time here. Starts at Noon.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens. Learn to play the ancient and mysterious board game known as Go. Developed 4000 years ago in China, the rules are so simple they can be taught in a few minutes–but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Ages 5 and up.

Monday, September 23

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25

  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Children enjoy stories, songs and more in the Children’s Area.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Meet your farmers, buy some veggies, get some dinner, listen to live music and even have a beer. There is always so much going on at the market and it’s not as crowded as Saturdays, so it’s great for families! 4:00 to 8:00pm.
  • FREE Night at BMoCA. Join them all day to delight in their exhibits. 4 to 8pm.
  • Kids Eat FREE tonight at Wahoo’s!

Thursday, September 26

  •  Toddler Time at the 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. 10:15am

#getoutside #free #parenting #boulder #colorado