February 2, 2011
It has been a great Macaroni week
It has been a great week for Macaroni Kid Lakewood! I would like welcome all of our new readers this week. We had a huge weekend at the Baby & Kidz Expo and have gained well over 100 new subscribers this week, so a big WELCOME to all of you, and thank you so much for becoming part of the Macaroni Kid family.
With all of these new additions I figured it would be a great time to show you around the site and go over some of the best parts ...
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Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
The world’s premier monster truck series, Monster ...
You'll score big at your next party with one of these recipes from our publishing moms!
by Charlotte Linde
1 cup mayo, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 package of pepperoni, pumpernickel bread cubes
Blend first 3 ingredients together in a blender and scoop into bowl. Refridgerate for 30 minutes to blend flavors. Serve with pumpernickel bread...or crackers. This dip is so simple, but all of the flavor you get from the pepperoni is mouth watering... you will be surprised with this one!
by Jennifer Hill ~Fellow MK Publisher ~ Freemont
1 jar of marshmallow fluff (7 oz), 1 8 oz pkg ...
An Easy Valentine's Day Craft
- Popsicle sticks
- Green craft paint
- E-Z felt (stiff felt) in a variety of colors
- Tacky glue
- Small plant pots and paper grass
- Paint the Popsicle sticks green and allow to dry.
- Cut heart shapes out of the E-Z felt. Glue them to each other in designs of your choice. Then glue them to the Popsicle sticks. Allow to dry.
- Fill each pot with paper grass and arrange a “flower” in each. Place in nursery out of reach of baby.
Where: The Children's Museum 2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: First come first servedCost: Included with museum admission. Children under 1: Free
Age 1: $6.00
Ages 2 – 59: $8.00
Seniors (60+): $6.00
Members are always freeFor more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
Where: The Village at Edgewater 5700 W 25th Avenue - Edgewater, Colorado 80214When: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PMWho: Appropriate for all ages.How: Call 720-398-9444 to registerCost: $8.00 per child/ $6.00 for members
Adults are freeFor more info: www.eatplaylearn.com
Where: My Art Workshop 9126 W. Bowles Ave., Unit 2C | Littleton | CO | 80123When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Please call 303-948-3598 or email [email protected] to reserve your space.Cost: The cost of projects varies.For more info: www.myartworkshop.com
Where: The Wells Fargo TheatreWhen: Friday's Show is at 6:00 pm and Saturday's shows are at 11:00 am and 2:00 pmWho: EveryoneHow: For the fastest and easiest way to buy tickets, log onto Ticketmaster or www.disneylive.com or call 1-800-745-3000.Cost: $15, $22, $26 VIP, $42 VIP & $67 VIP Stage-side *Service charges and handling fees may apply You can save $5 on Friday's show by entering the code FFAMOM at www.ticketmaster.com/DisneyLiveDenverFor more info: www.disneylive.com
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!
Interested in watching our 8 foot bullsnake Jim eat his supper? Come visit with MNHM Herpetoculture Research Associate Ann Sarg and lean about captive care techniques and the biology of Colorado's reptiles and amphibians.
Where: Morrison Natural History Museum 501 Hwy 8, Morrison, ColoradoWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just visit the museum during the programCost: Admission to the museum is as follows $5 for adults, $4 for kids ages 4-12, and kids 3 and under are FREE
Everything at the snack bar is 50 cents, or you can bring your own snacks!
Where: Faith Mountain Church 12344 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228-2806When: 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 pm and show begins at 7:00 pm)Who: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREE
Where: The Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, ColoradoWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.denverartmuseum.org
Where: Your local Home DepotWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5 - 12How: Just come and createCost: FREEFor more info: For more information click HERE
Where: The DNote at 7519 Grandview Ave, Arvada and DiCicco’s Banquet Room on Olde Wadsworth Blvd.in Arvada, CO.When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Chocolate Treasure Hunt, 11 a.m. to 2: 30 p. m)Who: EveryoneHow: Just come down and enjoy the funCost: FREE!For more info: www.arvadafestivals.com
Where: Recreation Center at Southridge 4800 McArthur Ranch
Highlands Ranch, COWhen: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Dads and DaughtersHow: Online Registration is not currently available for ticketed events. To purchase tickets, visit any HRCA recreation center or call 303-471-8859. Tickets will be available at the door, if not sold out. All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued. For general information call 303-791-2500Cost: $25 Member; $33 Program Guest; and $33 at the door if not sold out.
Where: Southglenn Library 6972 South Vine Street
Centennial, CO 80122When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: For familiesHow: Please call 303.542.7279 to registerCost: FREE
Where: Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204When: 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREEFor more info: Click HERE for more details
Where: Located in Denver's City Park, the Zoo's main entrance is on 23rd Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and York Street. Our address is 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205.When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREEFor more info: www.denverzoo.org
It is Sunday afternoon and the kids are restless. What do you do? We know a place, the perfect location, in Old Town Arvada on Grandview Avenue called the D Note. Every Sunday the kids, from 1 month to 12 years old, come and enjoy music, both by listening to it, playing it and dancing to it. Parents relax at their tables, watching the kids dance and play together - great entertainment in and of itself. The children make new friends and greet some old ones. Some even make this a weekly gathering spot.
Where: The D Note 7519 Grandview Avenue, Arvada, CO www.dnote.usWhen: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just jump in the car and come on down!Cost: The cost for the event is, get this, FREE!
Where: The Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, ColoradoWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 3 - 5How: Just come and have fun.Cost: Included with the price of admission. Adults: $10 Youth (6-18) $3 Child (0-5) FREEFor more info: For more information, email [email protected] or call 720-865-5000.
Where: The Children's Museum 2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: Wear you PJ's and get $2 off of admission!!!! Kids under 1 - Free Kids Age 1 - $5.50 Kids over 1 and Adults: $7.50 Members are freeFor more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
Where: Standley Lake LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Reservations are not required. Participants are encouraged to arrive earlyCost: FREE
Where: Conifer LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Reservations are not required. Participants are encouraged to arrive earlyCost: FREE
Where: Lakewood LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Reservations are not required. Participants are encouraged to arrive earlyCost: FREE
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, ColoradoWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: 4 & 5 year oldsHow: To register call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday or click HERE to register online.Cost: $25 member, $30 nonmemberFor more info: www.dmns.org
Where: Columbine LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Reservations are not required. Participants are encouraged to arrive earlyCost: FREE
Where: The Pepsi Center, Denver, COWhen: Saturday shows are at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday's show is at 2:00 pmWho: EveryoneHow: Tickets can be purchased HERECost: $20, $25, $35 GOLD CIRCLE, $50 FRONT ROW
• Service charges, facility and handling fees may apply, All tickets are $2 more Day of Show, Save $5 on Adult tickets by entering the code: FFAMJ HERE. Kids tickets only $10 – no code required.
Where: Working With Artists 445 South Saulsbury Street, Lakewood, CO 80226 • Belmar Arts District Working with Artists, Denver's premier non-profit, fine art photography school and galleryWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 5 - 9How: Register HERE or call 303 837 1341Cost: FREE There is a $5 suggested donation for each class.For more info: www.workingwithartists.org
Where: Denver Firefighters Museum 1326 Tremont Place
Denver, Colorado 80204When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come down and enjoyCost: FREEFor more info: www.denverfirefightermuseum.org
Where: All local Lowes Home Improvement StoresWhen: 10:00 AMWho: For kids 3 years and upHow: You can register online at www.lowesbuildandgrow.comCost: FREE
Where: Recreation Center at Southridge Highlands Ranch, COWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: No children under 2 please. Children must be accompanied by a registered adultHow: Online Registration is not currently available for ticketed events. To purchase tickets, visit any HRCA recreation center or call 303-471-8859. Tickets will be available at the door, if not sold out. All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued. For general information call 303-791-2500Cost: Tickets: $11 Member; $15 Program Guest; $15 day of the tea, if not sold out.
Where: Working With Artists 445 South Saulsbury Street, Lakewood, CO 80226 • Belmar Arts District Working with Artists, Denver's premier non-profit, fine art photography school and galleryWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 10 & upHow: Register HERE or call 303 837 1341Cost: FREE There is a $5 suggested donation for each class.For more info: www.workingwithartists.org
Where: eco-POLITAN 437B South Wadsworth Blvd Lakewood, COWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come on downCost: FREEFor more info: www.eco-politian.com
Where: Borders Book Store 14500 W. Colfax, Lakewood, COWhen: 2:00 PMWho: All Pinkalicious fans ages 4 to 8 are welcome.How: Just come and enjoyCost: FREEFor more info: 303.277.9101
Where: Chick-Fil-A at Jefferson Place 9976 W. Remington Place, Littleton, CO 80128When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Seating times 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8)Who: Dads and DaughtersHow: Contact Sarah Chancy at 912-590-2215 or [email protected]Cost: The event if free with purchase of Chick-Fil-A mealFor more info: www.chick-fil-a.com/jeffersonvillage
Where: The Museum is located in City Park, approximately three miles east of downtown Denver, at the intersection of Montview and Colorado Boulevards.When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All Colorado residents.How: Just show you Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.dmns.org
Where: Wheatridge LibraryWhen: 11:30 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and join the funCost: FREE
Where: Lakewood LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Kids ages 10 & upHow: Just come and join usCost: FREE
Where: Belmar LibraryWhen: 4:30 PMWho: TeensHow: Reservations are not required. Participants are encouraged to arrive earlyCost: FREE
Where: Evergreen LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Reservations are not required. Participants are encouraged to arrive earlyCost: FREE
Where: Bear Creek Lake ParkWhen: 4:00 PMWho: These hikes are designed for the whole family, but keep in mind each one will average an hour and a half of walking and observing.How: Information: 303-697-6157Cost: FREE All cars entering the park must pay a $5 entrance fee.For more info: More information HERE
A list of local library, store and museum storytimes
Jefferson County Library storytimes are designed for specific age groups. Please bring your child to the appropriate one.
Baby Time is for babies up to 2 years, unless otherwise specified.
Toddlers are 2-3 years old.
Preschoolers are 4-6 years old.
Family Nights are for all ages.
Children under 4 years must be with an adult during storytime.
Belmar Library - Toddlers - 10:15 a.m.
Golden Library - Toddlers - 10:15 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Baby Time - 10:15 a.m.
Arvada Library - All ages - 10:30 a.m.
There are a lot of places in the metro area that have Kids Eat Free (or practically free) Nights! Here is a list of ones that we know of, and we would love to hear about any that you know to add to our list! Always call ahead to confirm that they are still having a Kid's Eat Free Night because restaurants can change these at any time.
Also if you find out we have something wrong please let us know.
Las Fuentes (Lakewood) - One free kids meal ...
A little info on this great feature
Have you spent all week sifting through the papers, stacks of magazines, pamphlets and flyers, only to get to the car on the day of, and not have the address? Then you have to unload everyone, head back in and look up the address, print out the page, only to arrive exhausted, and late.
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