Boulder Family Events: July 13 to 19, 2012

july 13 to 19, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages. HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

Special Events: Bee Movie at Boulder Outdoor Cinema, Summer Bug Safari, Creek Critters Puppet Show, Westend 3K and Kids Fun Run

Friday, July 13

Saturday, July 14

  • Summer Bug Safari! Join us for a Summer Bug Safari! Get up close and learn about live insects, spiders and other arthropods from around the world in this special library program from The Butterfly Pavilion. Free. All ages. 11:00am at George Reynolds and 3:00pm at Meadows Branch Library. Space is limited, so call to reserve seats at 303-441-3120.

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.
  • 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
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema: Bee Movie! This is such a fun event and I love it when they show kid friendly flicks! Gates open at 7. Band at 7:30. Movie starts at dusk. Could be a late one this time of year 🙂

Sunday, July 15

  • 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, July 16

Tuesday, July 17

  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. 10:15 to 11:00am. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Read to the Dog. Join the Main Boulder Public Library for this special experience and have your child read to Cooper the dog. Please call to reserve space at 303/441.3099. Free. Ages 5 to 12.
  • 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, July 18

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Cruisers and Crawlersf @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers to 24 month olds with caregivers. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Creek Critters Puppet Show @ Main Boulder Library. 11:00 to Noon. Free. All ages.
  • 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.
  • Valmont Bike Park Family Rides. Bring the bikes and the family for fun rides on the amazing terrain at Boulder’s coolest bike park. All ages. 4:00 to 6:00pm. Free.
  • 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
  • Band on the Bricks on Pearl: A different band each week will rock Pearl Street! This is an ongoing event each Weds night throughout the summer. All ages. 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Thursday, July 19

  • Westend 3K Race & Kids Fun Run. Includes kids 1500 meter fun run! This is a blast for the whole family!
  • Magnification Hike with OSMP. Enlarge your point of view!  On this Magnification Hike, we’ll look at insects, lichen, pine needles and more. This hike is fun for kids and adults and is intended to sharpen your observation skills and expand your appreciation of our open spaces. Free. Geared toward ages 5 years old and up. 10:00 to 11:00am.
  • Children’s Storytime at Boulder Public Library. 10:15 to 11:00. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Musical Storytime with Alice & Melanie. Main Boulder Public Library. Songs, musical stories and more. Free. All ages. 10:15 to 11:00am
  • Toddler Time at the Main Boulder Library. 18 to 36 months. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Grand Rabbits Playdate. Ages 2 to 6 join with their peers for a playdate replete with a different theme each week. Free. 10:30 to 11:15am. Caregivers required to stay.
Upcoming Events:
  • Kids Races in Boulder: July 19, August 9, August 30. Lengths vary, but these are just pure fun for families! Click the link to find out how to register and more information.

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: July 6 to 12, 2012

july 6 to 12, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages. HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

Special Events: Kutandara Marimbas @ BPL, FREE DAY at the Denver Art Museum, Strider Bike Party at Grand Rabbits, & Author readings at the Boulder Bookstore and BPL

Friday, July 6

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Family Game Night at Meadows Library. 4:00 to 5:45pm. All ages. Free.
  • Noon Tunes on Pearl Street Mall. Live music and jam on the Mall. This week is Sue Schnitzer, beloved Boulder children’s musician. Kids love this event!
  • First Fridays on “the Plaza” at the BPL featuring Kutandara Marimbas. Join in the fun, bring the family, a picnic, some drinks, lawn chairs, and enjoy the incredible music of this beloved Boulder musical group. Free. 6:30 to 7:45pm.

Saturday, July 7

  • Storytime and puppet show at the Boulder Bookstore. Author Nathan Kumar Scott will present his new children’s book, The Great Race, through the use of puppets and storytelling. Free. All ages. 11am.
  • French/English Bilingual Storytime with Marie at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.
  • 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
  • Homedepot Kids Club: Bring your kids to take part in building a project of their own. You can stay with them, or if they are old enough shop while they create. All ages. Mornings every 1st/3rd Saturday.
  • FREE DAY at the Denver Art Museum. Thanks to the SCFD your whole family gets in free, all day.

Sunday, July 8

  • 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, July 9

Tuesday, July 10

  • Strider Bike Gathering at Grand Rabbits Toy Store in Boulder. Bring your strider bikes and your little one can play in the “balance bike playground” they will be creating in the courtyard area. There will be coffee for adults. All kids get a ribbon. Free. 9:30 to 10:30am. Must wear helmet.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. 10:15 to 11:00am. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Children’s Author Reading at Boulder Public Library. Meet Mr. Eric (Eric Litwin) who is a guitar strumming, book writing, harmonica blowing, banjo picking, song singing, five time national award winning, folksy fun type of guy. He is a # 1 New York Times Best Selling author of Pete the Cat & I Love my White Shoes. 11:00 to Noon AND 4:00 to 5:00pm.
  • WOW Children’s Museum Tactile Tuesday. New tactile art projects available with admission/membership. Up to age 11. 9:00 to 11:00am.
  • 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, July 11

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Cruisers and Crawlers @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers to 24 month olds with caregivers. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • 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.
  • Valmont Bike Park Family Rides. Bring the bikes and the family for fun rides on the amazing terrain at Boulder’s coolest bike park. All ages. 4:00 to 6:00pm. Free.
  • 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
  • Band on the Bricks on Pearl: A different band each week will rock Pearl Street! This is an ongoing event each Weds night throughout the summer. All ages. 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Thursday, July 12

  • Children’s Storytime at Boulder Public Library. 10:15 to 11:00. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Toddler Time at the Main Boulder Library. 18 to 36 months. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Grand Rabbits Playdate. Ages 2 to 6 join with their peers for a playdate replete with a different theme each week. Free. 10:30 to 11:15am. Caregivers required to stay.
Upcoming Events:
  • Kids Races in Boulder: July 19, August 9, August 30. Lengths vary, but these are just pure fun for families! Click the link to find out how to register and more information.

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.

#families, #free, #boulder, #events, #boulderfamilies

Boulder Family Events: June 29 to July 5, 2012

june 29 to July 5, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages. HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

Special Events: Kids’ 4th of July Bike Parade, Narnia play, Denver museum of nature & science FREE Day, 4th of July at waneka lake

Friday, June 29

Saturday, June 30

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.
  • 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
  • It’s A Girl Thing: Mother-Daughter Book Club. Discussing Savvy at the George Reynolds Library. Girls grades 3 to 6 and their caregivers.
  • Narnia by Rocky Mtn Theater for Kids. All kids actors. All ages. Matinee & evening performance. 7/1 offers matinee. We love these shows!

Sunday, July 1

  • 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.”
  • Narnia by Rocky Mtn Theater for Kids. All kids actors. All ages. Matinee & evening performance. Matinee today only. We love these shows!

Monday, July 2

Tuesday, July 3

  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. 10:15 to 11:00am. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • 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, July 4

  • Parenting Place’s Kids’ Bike Parade. Live music, fire truck, parade let by CU’s Chip, food vendors, & bike rodeo. 10:00 to 12:00 at the Municipal Building Lawn.
  • Children’s Storytime @Meadows Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.
  • 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.
  • Valmont Bike Park Family Rides. Bring the bikes and the family for fun rides on the amazing terrain at Boulder’s coolest bike park. All ages. 4:00 to 6:00pm. Free.
  • 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
  • Band on the Bricks on Pearl: Hazel Miller will rock Pearl Street! This is an ongoing event each Weds night throughout the summer. All ages. 7:00 to 9:00pm.
  • 4th of July Celebration at Waneka Lake, Lafayette. The fireworks are cancelled, but there will still be: food, beer & wine garden, free face painting & balloons, a pie eating contest, activities for kids, and a free concert with Chris Daniels & The Kings. 4:00 to 9:00pm. All ages.

Thursday, July 5

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.

#families, #free, #boulder, #events, #boulderfamilies

Boulder Family Events: June 22 to 28, 2012

june 22 to 28, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages. HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

Special Events: Ballet in the Park, Valmont Bike Park Family Fun Day, FamilyDance Planet, barnyard critter days, national log cabin day, & magician’s week at the BPL.

Friday, June 22

Saturday, June 23

  • FamilyDance Planet. Come dance and play with the whole family! 9:30 to noon at the Avalon Ballroom. All ages. Purchase tickets.
  • Little Bikes on the Prairie with City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks.
    Celebrate Boulder’s Walk and Bike month with an easy family mountain bike trip along South Boulder Creek trail. Cycle slowly through rare tallgrass prairie and stop frequently to explore the creek. Bring bike helmets (required) and bikes that are ready to ride! Tag-alongs, trail-a-bikes, trailers and bike baby seats are welcome to get everyone out! Meet at the Bobolink Trailhead. Ages 6 and up. 10:00 to noon. Free.
  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.
  • 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, June 24

  • Barnyard Critter Day.  Come join Boulder County and spend a day at the farm! We invite you to have fun and learn about domestic animals and even wildlife found on the farm. There will be demos, animals, and educational activities. 10:00 to 4:00 at the Agricultural Heritage Center. All ages. Free.
  • Celebrate National Log Cabin Day! with a Grandrabbits Playdate. Join Grandrabbits and play with this classic toy at our Lincoln Log Station. All ages. 11:00 to 5:00pm. Free.
  • Nature For Kids & Parents. Take a journey to May’s Point while exploring “special places.”  We will go on an adventure hunt using an explorer’s guide filled with fun activities!  Meet at the Flagstaff Nature Center on the summit of Flagstaff Mountain. Ages 6+. Free. 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Ballet In The Park with the Boulder Ballet. This family-friendly repertoire concert features excerpts from the season along with new works, in classical and contemporary styles. Come early with a picnic and enjoy a beautiful summer evening with the ballet. All ages. Free. 7:00 to 8:00pm.
  • 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, June 25

Tuesday, June 26

  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. 10:15 to 11:00am. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Celebrate & Explore Colorado Water with the BPL, OSMP, City of Boulder Watershed and Boulder County. Begin with Storytime at 10:15 in the Children’s Library. Then head out to Boulder Creek for hands-on learning about insects, plants and animals in and around Boulder Creek. 10:15 to 12:00. All ages. Free.
  • 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.
  • Magician Week: Eddie Goldstein and the Magical Math and Science Show. Let her engage and entertain your family. Main Boulder Library. 7:00pm. Free. All ages.

Wednesday, June 27

  • Children’s Storytime @Meadows Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.
  • 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.
  • Valmont Bike Park Family Rides. Bring the bikes and the family for fun rides on the amazing terrain at Boulder’s coolest bike park. All ages. 4:00 to 6:00pm. Free. 
  • 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
  • Band on the Bricks on Pearl: Hazel Miller will rock Pearl Street! This is an ongoing event each Weds night throughout the summer. All ages. 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Thursday, June 28

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.

#families, #free, #boulder, #events, #boulderfamilies

Boulder Family Events: June 15 to 21, 2012

june 15 to 21, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages. HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

Special Events: Louisville Town Faire, Noon Tunes, Home Depot Kids’ Workshops, Lego Mania, & Denver Museum of Nature & Science FREE DAY

Friday, June 15

  • Louisville Town Faire. Live music, excellent food, children’s activities, quality art & crafts are all at the Faire. Go listen to CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band playing live [6:30 to 9:00ish]. All ages. Ongoing event. Free. Rain or shine. 5:00 to 10:00pm.
  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • French/English Storytime with Marie [I love her!] at the Main Library.  10:15 to 11:00. Free. Ongoing activity on the 1st/3rd Friday of the month.
  • Noon Tunes on Pearl Street Mall. Join Swing Je T’aime for live music and jam on the Mall. Kids love this event!

Saturday, June 16

  • Airport Day at Boulder Airport. This is a family friendly event with lots for the family to do. 9:00am to 3:00pm. @ noon there will be a parachute demo. All ages. Free.
  • Tropical Birds of Boulder with OSMP. Why fly to Belize or Costa Rica when their birds will come to us? Join naturalist Dave Sutherland for an easy hike into a local birding hot-spot to search for colorful migratory song birds newly arrived from the steamy jungles south of the border. Birdwatchers of all abilities welcome. 7:30 to 10:30am.
  • Home Depot Kids’ Workshops. Kids can create a project of their own on the 1st/3rd Saturdays of the month. Mornings.
  • Shepard Valley Waldorf School presents: Farm FaRe
  • Boulder History Museum Family Day: Mining. Noon to 4:00pm. Free with museum entry.
  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.
  • 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, June 17

Monday, June 18

Tuesday, June 19

  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. 10:15 to 11:00am. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Read to the Dog. Children 5 to 12 can schedule a time to read to Cooper a therapy dog. Please call ahead to schedule a time slot at 303.441.3099. 10:30 to 11:45. Free.
  • Lego Mania: 20 minute workshops. “From blobs to bricks” 2:00 and 4:00 at the Main Boulder Library.

Wednesday, June 20

Thursday, June 21

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.

#families, #free, #boulder, #events

Boulder Family Events: June 8 to 14, 2012

june 8 to 14, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages. HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

Attn: National Get Outdoors Day 6/9, Friday Movie Night with BPL, Boulder Jewish Festival,

Friday, June 8

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Family Game Night. Meadows Branch Library. 4:00 to 6:00pm. Fun for the whole family!
  • Family Movie Friday: Toy Story. Join the Boulder Public Library to watch Toy Story on the big screen. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 3:30 to 4:45pm.
  • Family Movie Friday: Hugo. Join the Boulder Public Library to watch Hugo on the big screen.Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.  Free. 6:30 to 8:45pm.

Saturday, June 9

  • CU Wizards: Black Holes on June 9
  • Boulder History Museum Family Day: Mining. Noon to 4:00pm. Free with museum entry.
  • French/English Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free.
  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.
  • Dream Big Concert with Mary Sue and Cari at George Reynolds Branch Library. 11:00 to Noon. All ages. Seating limited so please call 303-441-3120 to reserve a space.
  • 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
  • Dream Big Concert with Mary Sue and Cari at the Meadows Branch Library. 3:00 to 4:00pm. All ages. Seating limited so please call 303-441-3120 to reserve a space.
  • *National Get Outdoors Day. There are lots of activities going on around town. Rocky Mountain National Park is offering FREE entrance fees.
  • *Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is offering a their Boulder Prairie Environmental Education Camp. This camp is FREE for kids age 6 to 12 in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day. For more info go to the link or meghan@vlrv.org.

Sunday, June 10

  • *Boulder Jewish Festival 2012 on June 10 from 11:00 to 5:00pm
  • Destination: Ice Age brought to us by OSMP. Learn about the mammoths who lumbered through Boulder 12,000 years ago with naturalist Dave Sutherland. Reservations required: 303-441-3440. All ages. 1:00 to 3:30pm.
  • 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, June 11

Tuesday, June 12

  • Children’s Storytime @ George Reynolds Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. 10:15 to 11:00am. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Tumbling/Movement Class Demos at the JCC. Free. 12-30 months: 10:00 to 10:30am & 2.5 to 5 years: 10:40 to 11:10am.
  • *BATS! at the Boulder Public Library. Come see live bats, hear about bats and see amazing photos of bats. Music and interaction are a part of this experience. 11:00 to Noon at the Canyon Theater.
  • *Destination: Ice Age brought to us by OSMP. Learn about the mammoths who lumbered through Boulder 12,000 years ago with naturalist Dave Sutherland. Reservations required: 303-441-3440. All ages. 5:30 to 8:00pm.

Wednesday, June 13

  • Children’s Storytime @ Meadows Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.

  • 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
  • Band on the Bricks on Pearl. This is an ongoing event each Weds night throughout the summer. All ages. 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Thursday, June 14

  • Children’s Storytime at the Boulder Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Toddler Time at the Boulder Main Library. Ages 13 to 36 months with caregiver. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • *Born to Be Wild…In Colorado. This is an educational multimedia presentation, including live animals, brought to us by the Boulder Public Library. All ages. Free. Canyon Theater. 11:00 to Noon.
  • Open Tumble Time at the JCC. $5 for your young one to play and learn in the JCC’s Tumble Room. 9:00 to 11:00am and 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Upcoming Events

  • June 16, Shepard Valley Waldorf School presents: Farm FaRe

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Boulder Family Events: June 1 to 7, 2012

june 1 to 7, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages. HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK!

This week:

Notice the Free Days: Denver Art Museum, Children’s Museum of Denver, & Boulder History Museum.

Friday, June 1

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Boulder Public Library presents Wise Fool New Mexico’s “Too Much Noise”. This is a circus and puppetry production. Main Library. All ages. Free. Doors open at 10:45.
  • Family Game Night. Meadows Branch Library. 4:00 to 6:00pm. Fun for the whole family!
  • First Fridays “On The Plaza” featuring the Elevation Swing Orchestra. 18 piece swing band will perform in front of the North Wing of the Boulder Main Library. Bring a blanket and a picnic if you like. 6:30 to 7:45pm. All ages. Free.

Saturday, June 2

 

  • Touch a Truck Check out big trucks, small trucks, and all sorts of trucks. Louisville Recreation Center. 9:00 to 11:30am.  Free.
  • Boulder History Museum Family Day: Mining. Noon to 4:00pm. Free with museum entry.
  • Denver Art Museum FREE DAY! Admission is free all day.
  • Chalk Arts Festival at Larimer Square, Denver. This festival looks like a great experience for the whole family. See amazing chalk art, create your own chalk art, and get a chance to check out Larimer Square. Free. June 2 & 3.
  • French/English Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free.

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.

  • 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

  • Gardening with Native Flowers brought to you by the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks [OSMP]. Expert gardner and naturalist Dave Sutherland will lead this program. Free. All ages. 2:30 to 4:30pm at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage.

Sunday, June 3

Monday, June 4

Tuesday, June 5

  • Children’s Museum of Denver FREE NIGHT. Admission is FREE from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
  • Children’s Storytime @ George Reynolds Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. 10:15 to 11:00am. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Family Camping Basics at REI. Learn more about how to make camping as a family accessible, easy, and fun! 6:30 to 8:00pm.
  • Tumbling/Movement Class Demos at the JCC. Free. 12-30 months: 10:00 to 10:30am & 2.5 to 5 years: 10:40 to 11:10am.

Wednesday, June 6

  • Children’s Storytime @ Meadows Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.

  • 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, June 7

Upcoming Events

  • Boulder Jewish Festival 2012 on June 10 from 11:00 to 5:00pm
  • A Paris Street Market at 29th Street Mall from 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • CU Wizards: Black Holes on June 9
  • Bands on the Bricks on Pearl Street Mall all summer Fridays from 12:00 to 1:30pm

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.