Get Ready, Get Set: Screen Free Week Is Coming…

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Screen Free Week is coming up, April 29 through May 5, 2013. This is the nationally organized week dedicated to getting us all to turn off electronics and commit to play, read, create, and get physically active!

But wait, how could we get along in this world without our multiple gadgets and screens? How many times do you find yourself just checking that last email as you are trying to rush your kids out the door? Let’s take this week and power down! Let’s roll model how to be present and unplug!

I was excited to hear that the City of Lafayette’s Bob Berger Recreation Center is offering kids K-12 a free week pass to the Rec Center if they register and commit to go screen free. More information and to register for the FREE REC CENTER WEEK PASS here.

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Want more information on how to go screen free? Ideas for homes, schools, and communities can be found at screenfree.org. http://screenfree.org or visit them on Facebook.

Boulder Family Events: May 25 to 31, 2012

may 25 to 31, 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!

Friday, May 25

Saturday, May 26

  • Boulder Creek Festival. This festival includes a children’s area, food, arts & crafts, and much more. All ages.
  • 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. Map. 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] provides FREE 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. The museum is Free during the Farmer’s Market as well. All ages.

Sunday, May 27

  • Boulder Creek Festival. This festival includes a children’s area, food, arts & crafts, and much more. All ages.
  • 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, May 28 [Happy Memorial Day!]

Tuesday, May 29

  • Children’s Storytime @ George Reynolds Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Bilingual Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free.
  • Read to the Dog at the Main Boulder Library. Practice reading to Cooper, a certified therapy dog. Sign up by calling 303.441.3099. Ages 5 to 12. Free. 3:30 to 4:45pm.
  • 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.

Wednesday, May 30

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

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. 9 to 24 months. Ongoing.

  • Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Ages 2 to 5. Low cost [$3.50 to $4.50/child]. Drop-in sessions: 9:00 to 10:15, 10:15 to 11:30, 12:30 to 2:00.

  • Family Garden Story and Song Time at Barnes & Noble. Join Kristin from Famiy Garden to sing and cut some fruits. Free. 1:00pm.
  • Storytime with Judy Volc @ Barnes & Noble. Free. 10:00am.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. Purchase your veggies, fruits, flowers and other food items, as well as listen to music and dine on prepared foods from the food area. Always a Boulder favorite. Art Stop, a kids’ free art activity, by BMOCA is happening too. 4:00 to 8:00pm.

Thursday, May 31

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.

Boulder Family Events: May 18 to 24, 2012

may 18 to 24, 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!

Friday, May 18

Saturday, May 19

  •  CU Wizards: SPEED! 9:30 to 10:30am. Free. On campus in Duane G1B30
  • Dinosaur Express Train @ The Colorado Train Museum in Golden. This is a special event at the museum.
  • 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. Map. 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] 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

  • Family Day at CU Museum of Natural History: May’s theme is Running Water: Rivers, Streams and Faucets. All ages. Free. 1:00 to 4:00pm. Explore the size, shape, color, habitat, taste and behavior of beetles, the most diverse specie on earth! Learn what links all 400,000 species together and sing some Beatles songs as well.
  • Fishing Fun! With Boulder OSMP. All ages. 9:00 to 11:00am. Free, but you need to register by calling 303.441.3440.
  • Hiking as a Family with OSMP. 12:30 to 2:00pm. All ages. Free. Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage.
  • Learn Origami Workshop at the Boulder Public Library. 10:15 to noon. Ages 10 and over.

Sunday, May 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, May 21

Tuesday, May 22

  • 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.

Wednesday, May 23

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

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. 9 to 24 months. Ongoing.

  • Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Ages 2 to 5. Low cost [$3.50 to $4.50/child]. Drop-in sessions: 9:00 to 10:15, 10:15 to 11:30, 12:30 to 2:00.

  • Barnes & Noble Storytime. Ongoing activity. 10:00am.
  • Gymboree Storytime @ Barnes and Noble. Stories, movement and more. Ongoing activity. 1:00pm.

Thursday, May 24

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.