Boulder Family Events: January 25 to January 31, 2013

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Friday, January 25

Saturday, January 26

Sunday, January 27

  • Walker Ranch Winter Heritage Days. This is a highly recommended event! Pioneer settlers had a lot to do preparing for and surviving Colorado’s long winters. Learn about typical winter chores when you explore the Walker Ranch Homestead. Tour the ranch, see a working demonstration in the blacksmith shop, and smell food being prepared on the woodstove. Be prepared for cold, windy weather, and to walk in snow. Free. All ages are welcome. 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.”
  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Tracking Tales! Wild animals leave lots of clues about who they are and what they are up to.  Go on a scavenger hunt with Debora Martin, Early Childhood Educator/Volunteer Naturalist to look for animal clues, play some fun activities to learn how to be good trackers!  Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge for an easy hike.  Or, take the SKIP! Ages 6 and up. 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, January 28

Tuesday, January 29

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Wednesday, January 30

Thursday, January 31

Upcoming Events:
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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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Boulder Family Events: January 18 to January 24, 2013

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Friday, January 18

  • Rope World: Building Strong Minds and Confident Bodies. Rope World is a popular physical education program at Rocky Mountain Elementary in Longmont, Colorado. This program was developed by Mr. Higgins, retired physical education teacher at Rocky Mountain Elementary. The program involves swinging, crawling and climbing on, over and through ropes and other obstacles.  Rope World helps children develop self-confidence, agility and strength as they play freely in a supervised environment. $4/child. Ages 2 years through 3rd grade. Various times depending on age so check website for details.
  • Friday Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Family Game Night at the Meadows Branch Library. Enjoy playing board games with other members of the community, or try out Wii games on the big screen. They provide a variety of games to play, or feel free to bring a family favorite. Free. All ages. No reservations required.
  • Open Tumbling for Preschoolers at the Boulder JCC. Noon to 3:00pm. $5.

Saturday, January 19

  • CU Wizards–Polymers, foams & gels! Join CU professors for a wildly fun look at polymers, foams, and gels. Great for older children–grades 5 to 9, but everyone is invited!
  • FamilyDance Planet. This is a monthly dance party for families! Dance to celebrate the beginning of a new year and welcome live DJ Ryel (co-founder of the SF-based creative arts collective Pink Mammoth). There are blankets, pillows, books, shakers, scarves and yoga mats for all to use.
  • Peak Rhythms. Join Peak Rhythms for a fun and interactive drumming and music making program. We’ll provide drums and percussion instruments for everybody, and facilitate a variety of fun musical activities. No experience is necessary. Everybody participates and succeeds. Free. George Reynolds Branch from 11:00am to 12:30pm and Meadows Branch from 3:00 to 4:30pm.
  • The Prairie Saga. We live on the short grass prairie and yet it is one of the most endangered and least understood ecosystems. Come meet Petey, the Prairie Dog, as he learns about the amazing animals that live on the prairie. Snakes, Black Footed Ferrets, Burrowing Owls and Ferruginous Hawks all tell us their stories in an entertaining and educational puppet show. The show is performed by Maureen Lawry and sponsored by the Boulder County Audubon Society. Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Free. Ages 6 and up. 1:00 to 2:00pm.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Enjoy books, songs and more at weekly storytimes for all ages.
  • French/English Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Marie is amazing and she will delight all children with her reading of French and English literature.
  • Home Depot Apprentice Day. Bring your child in to the Boulder Home Depot and they can make a hands on project right there. 9 to Noon.

Sunday, January 20

  •  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, January 21

Tuesday, January 22

  • Storytime Creekwalk: Deep Winter. Families,join us for a story and activities including an outdoor explore along Boulder Creek. Dress for the weather, and please remember to leave four-footed family members at home.

Wednesday, January 23

  • FREE Day at the Denver Zoo
  • A Kid’s View of Raptors. Learn how to recognize birds of prey, or raptors — hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls — in the winter skies above Boulder County. During the slide presentation you’ll see some of these awesome birds up close and learn about where they live and what they eat. Kids get to see how their “wingspan” measures up against a hawk or eagle. This program is for elementary-age children. Free. 4:30 to 5:30pm at the Louisville Library.
  • Wednesday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Enjoy books, songs and more at weekly storytimes for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Thursday, January 24

Upcoming Events:
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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Boulder Family Events: September 21 to 27, 2012

Boulder Family Events: September 21 to 27, 2012

 

Special Events This Week: Boulder’s Fall Festival, Day Out With Thomas, McGuckin’s Apprentice Series: Make a bird feeder, Touch-A-Truck Day, Family Day at the CU Natural History Museum, + Day Out With Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum.

Friday, September 21

Saturday, September 22

  • Downtown Boulder’s 25th Annual Fall Festival. Tons of events including music, children’s entertainment and carnival. 11:00am to 10:00pm. Free. All ages.
  • Junior Rangers Adventures. Free. Ages 6 to 12. 10:00am to 12:30pm. Register ahead of time here.
  • Colorado Touch-a-Truck Day. Touch and explore many different trucks. If you have a kid that loves vehicles this is a must see. Suggested donation. All ages. 10:00am to 1:00pm.
  • CU Museum of Natural History Family Day. Weather, clouds and cloud forests – water vapor is everywhere. Come explore the invisible form of water that surrounds us all, sustains life and controls the weather here on planet Earth! Create a cloud, Plant a terrarium, Dance your way to an understanding of greenhouse gases and Explore other science and art activities. Free. All ages. 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Day Out with Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum. Buy tickets ahead of time–it looks like they are still available. Last weekend.
  • 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
  • McGuckin’s Apprentice Series: Homemade Bird Feeders Stop in with your kids to make their very own bird feeder! We will supply the seed, peanut butter, pinecones, or other recycled goods (while supplies last) for you to create and take home your bird feeder. 1:00 to 4:00pm. All ages.

Sunday, September 23

  • Downtown Boulder’s 25th Annual Fall Festival. Tons of events including music, children’s entertainment and carnival. 11:00am to 5:00pm. Free. All ages.
  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Black Bear’s Autumn. Suddenly, summer passes into autumn, the days shorten, the temperature drops.  This is the season that the Black Bear consuming 20,000 calories per day, often feeding beyond the daylight hours, seeking more food than sleep. Meet for an easy hike on the McClintock trail. 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.”
  • Day Out with Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum. Buy tickets ahead of time–it looks like they are still available. Last weekend.

Monday, September 24

Tuesday, September 25

Wednesday, September 26

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Family Garden Story and Song Time with Kristin at Barnes and Nobles. Free. All ages. 1:00pm.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. 4:00 to 8:00pm. 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! 4:00 to 8:00pm. All ages.

Thursday, September 27

Upcoming Events:

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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Boulder Family Events: September 14 to 20, 2012

Boulder Family Events: September 14 to 20, 2012

Special Events This Week: Movies at the Museum–Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs at CU Natural History Museum, CU Wizards, CU Science Discovery: Fur, Feathers & Fins, Monday Milk Club, Day Out With Thomas, Family Dance Planet, & Boulder Green Streets. 

Friday, September 14

Saturday, September 15

Sunday, September 16

  • Third Annual Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia. Three square blocks of Boulder are transformed into  car-free zones. Check out all the fun activities and events. Free. All ages! 10:00 to 4:00pm.
  • FREE Day at the North Boulder Recreation Center in conjunction with Boulder Green Streets.
  • Tallgrass Fireworks with The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks. Explore the botanical fireworks in a rare, isolated stand of tallgrass prairie with naturalist Dave Sutherland. Everyone welcome. 9:00 to 1:00pm.
  • 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.”
  • Day Out with Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum. Buy tickets ahead of time–it looks like they are still available. This weekend and the next two weekends.

Monday, September 17

  • Monday Milk & Cookies Club @ Becoming Mothers.  The Monday Morning Milk (& cookies). Join other nursing moms and their babies to discuss with Stephanie Moore, RN, BSN, IBCLC whatever questions or concerns you may have about breastfeeding, newborn/infant behavior and early parenting issues. Ongoing club. Free. 11:00 to Noon.
  • Rise and Shine Storytime @ Barnes & Noble. 9:30am. Don’t forget the fun train table!
  • Monday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. All ages. 10:00 to 10:45am.

Tuesday, September 18

  • Children’s Storytime at George Reynolds Branch Library. Free. 10:15am. Ongoing event.
  • English/Spanish Bilingual Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Lap Babies Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. Children birth to 12 months. 10:15 to 11:00am. LAP BABIES CANCELLED this week. 
  • Folk Dance for Children [and the Whole Family]! Participatory dance program for children of all ages and their parents! A fun way to learn dances from around the world, find out what young folks like in other countries. Outside on the Plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th (between Arapahoe & Canyon) in Boulder. Free. All ages. 6:15 to 7:00pm. Ongoing activity.

Wednesday, September 19

Thursday, September 20

  • Toddler Time at the Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Children 18 to 36 months & their caregiver.
Upcoming Events:

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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