September 30, 2010
- Change is in the Air!
- Fashion Playtes
- Macaroni Kid Will be Sporting a Pink Ribbon
- Macaroni Musings - Taming the Chaos
- Survive the Seven Perils of the Amazon
- This Week's Picks
- Plan Ahead
- Create Your Own Cupcake Crayons
- Fall in Love With Stella & Dot
- Kids Eat FREE!!
- Macaroni Kid Lakewood Business Directory
- My Macaroni!!
- Stortimes Around Town
- The Thrill of the Hunt:
And some new fun has come to our newsletter!
From the leaves to the temperature, change is a comin'. I am finally feeling like we are back in the swing of things. Homework is getting done, football practice is happening and the leaves are changing. I love fall! I love the change of temperatures. I love the beautiful colors. I love being able to wear a hoodie!! I love being able to pull on a sweater or a hoodie.
I really don't remember Fall being so busy, but I feel like there is never enough time to get ...
As a mom of three boys, fashion is not a big concern in our house, at least outside of myself. But when I heard about the Fashion Playtes website it was once again a reminder of how much I always wanted a little girl to play dress up with. Below is a brief article that Joyce wrote about her families experience with fashionplaytes.com.
I'm a jeans and boots kinda gal, so where my fashionista daughter came from is really anyone's guess. But we recently discovered a site ...
We will be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, and cure.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there will be a small, subtle pink ribbon in the top right corner of Lakewood's Macaroni Kid’s website throughout the entire month of October. It is there to support this very important cause and to remind our readers to do self breast exams and, if ...
It Is Time to Get Back on Track
Summer vacation is definitely over! Now that I have finally "recovered" I should be ready to tackle all of those projects, both large and small, that I had to put off until school started. So, why haven't I jumped in with both feet? Who really knows for sure why so many moms find ourselves spinning in circles, feeling like we aren't gaining any ground. But here are some thoughts about what happens to me, maybe you will find one or two that hit close to home:
· Thinking about ...
Visit Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
I am so excited to have the opportunity to check out the newest exhibit to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science "Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches" tonight. I am a bit of a museum junkie. I love going and getting lost in other lands and other times. I can wander around for hours by myself, not that I have the opportunity to do so as a mom of three, but I still dream about it. My museum trips these days usually consist of talking about dinosaurs and planets ...
During the show, horses cavort with the many artists in front of a constantly changing background digitally projected onto a wide screen, drawing spectators into dream-like virtual environments. The audience faces a single stage, which allows the horses space to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free unfettered by bridles or halters.
Where: Under the White Big Top at the Pepsi CenterWhen: Check Cavalia website for specific dates and timesWho: EveryoneHow: You can purchase tickets online HERE here or you can call 1-866-999-8111 (TOLL FREE NUMBER)Cost: Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $99.50. For guests desiring an extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an extended experience from $129.50 - $189.50For more info: www.cavalia.net
Where: Buchanan Pa rk Recreation Center 32003 Ellingwood Trail
(Evergreen Parkway and Old Squaw Pass Road) Evergreen, ColoradoWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: For children ages 1 - 4 years old. Adult participation is required.How: Advance registration is required. You can call 720-880-1100 or visit www.evergreenrecreation.com to register.Cost: $6 for district residents $8 for non-district residents.For more info: www.evergreenrecreation.com
Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 10 - Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey FUNundrum Circus
Where: Denver ColiseumWhen: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Hours of shows vary, Please check site for exact times)Who: EveryoneHow: Purchase tickets HERE or at the gate.Cost: Price varies per ticket.For more info: http://www.ringling.com
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
Where: Downtown Golden, Washington StreetWhen: 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy!Cost: FREE!!
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street, Golden, COWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PMWho: Ages: 8-14 yearsHow: Just come on inCost: Fee: $10 cash. Late pick-up fee: $5 per 10 mins.
Where: Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, ColoradoWhen: n/aWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just come and exploreCost: FREE (for Colorado residents with ID)For more info: www.denverartmuseum.org
Where: 46th and Tennyson Denver, COWhen: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and explore all of the wonderful boothsCost: Free entranceFor more info: http://www.horseshoecraftandflea.com/
Where: Lakewood’s Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. (Wadsworth Boulevard and Ohio Avenue), Lakewood, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy!Cost: Admission is $6 adults, $3 children (ages 3 -12). Proceeds from the event support educational programs at Lakewood’s Heritage Center, a 20th Century Museum.For more info: For more information click Here
Where: Echter's Nursery & Garden 52nd Ave. & Garrison St.
Arvada, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Space is limited. Reservations Required Call 303-424-7979Cost: Fee for clinic is $20.00 per scarecrowFor more info: www.echters.com
Audiences will also be invited dress up in their favorite princess dresses to sing along to everyone’s favorite songs – “Be Our Guest,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Belle” and “Gaston”. Only at the cinema event can you see Belle – one of Disney’s most beloved princesses – in all of her big-screen glory.
Where: Bel Mar 16
440 S TELLER ST
LAKEWOOD, CO 80226When: 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Buy Tickets HERECost: Adults $12.50; Children $10For more info: http://www.fathomevents.com/
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: Denvery Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Boulevard
DenverWhen: n/aWho: All Colorado residents.How: Just come and exploreCost: FREE (for all Colorado residents with ID)For more info: www.dmns.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: Colorado Mountaineering Club
710 10th Street,
Golden, CO 80401When: 10:00 AM (A second performance is at 11:30 am)Who: Geared toward children PRE–K - 2nd gradeHow: Complete this Registration FormCost: Children: $5.00
Adults: $7.00For more info: For more information, please contact Director of Education Nora Robinson at 303.308.2466 http://www.coloradosymphony.org/learn/petite-musique/
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: Belmar Library 555 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood CO 80226When: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Contact the library to register 303-235-JCPL (5275)Cost: FREE
Where: Evergreen Nature CenterWhen: 6:30 PMWho: All ages.How: To sign up, call the Nature Center at 303-330-0489. There is limited space for this event.Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.evergreenaudubon.org
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is located at 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. Take I-25 south to C-470 west and exit on Wadsworth Blvd. Proceed south for ½ mile to the stoplight at Deer Creek Canyon Road. Turn right and drive ¼ mile. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is on the left.When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoy a beautiful fall day of fun.Cost: Admission for members and non-members:
$6 Adult/Senior/Student with ID $5 Member Adult
$4 Child (ages 4-12) $3 Member Child (ages 4-12)
Children in costume admitted FREE (ages 4-12). Children 3 and under admitted FREE. Admission to the Pumpkin Festival does not include the Corn Maze.For more info: http://www.botanicgardens.org/content/pumpkin-fest A variety of vendors will be selling tasty treats at the Food Court, and the Artisans Market will feature representatives from a variety of family-friendly organizations. The average cost of a pumpkin is $5 (price is determined by size).
Where: Wulf Recreation Center 5300 S. Olive Road
(Adjacent to the Evergreen High School)
Evergreen, ColoradoWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Kids ages 5 - 9 years old.How: Advance registration is required. You can call 720-880-1100 or visit www.evergreenrecreation.com to register.Cost: $15 district, $20 non-districtFor more info: www.evergreenrecreation.com
Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada 7307 Grandview Avenue Arvada, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoy!Cost: FREEFor more info: www.historicarvada.org
Where: Belmar LibraryWhen: 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program at the library.Cost: FREE
Where: Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Ridge is located just west of the C-470 exit at Alameda ParkwayWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and learnCost: Hiking the ridge road is free, or pay $3 for a lift up or down the roadway.For more info: www.dinoridge.org
Hikes leave every 10 minutes from the Nature Center. All other activities ongoing at the Nature Center. Event will be held rain or shine. We encourage you to bring your own mugs for hot chocolate.
Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Road
Golden, CO 80401When: 6:30 PMWho: All ages welcome to this fun, educational event.How: Register HERECost: FREE Suggested donation: $10/family or $5/individual.For more info: Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600
Where: The Denver Zoo 2300 Steele Street
Denver, ColoradoWhen: n/aWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just come out and enjoy the dayCost: FREE (for Colorado residents with ID)For more info: www.denverzoo.org
Where: Barnes and Noble Denver West Village, 14347 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401When: 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come in and enjoy.Cost: FREE
Where: Barnes and Noble Bookstore Denver West Village, 14347 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401When: 11:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREE
Where: Lakewood Cultural Center 470 Allison Parkway, Lakewood, COWhen: Showtimes are at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pmWho: EveryoneHow: online at www.Lakewood.org/CulturalCenter or at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue).Cost: As . Tickets are $25 available by calling 303-987-7845, Senior, student, child and group discounts available. Ample, free on-site parking available.For more info: www.comedypets.com
Have you ever been going through your kids art supplies only to find about a hundred broken crayons? Instead of throwing them away, keep them and make your own cupcake crayons! My daughter and I love to do arts and crafts together and she is always asking me to make something for her, so when I ran across these two websites, they were the perfect blend of creativity, recycling, ease and fun!
Enter to win a $50 gift certificate
We are in week two of our FABULOUS giveaway from Stella & Dot. You don't want to miss out on this wonderful giveaway!!!!!
Fall is right around the corner and the department stores are brimming with Fall fashions. I don’t know about you, but this year I’m not feeling like I have extra money to spend updating my wardrobe with the “latest and greatest” especially when a lot of these items won’t be in style next year. Maybe the clothing trends of over the knee boots, jewel ...
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 ...
am very excited to publish our Macaroni Kid Business Directory. I hope that this will be a great resource to you and be helpful in finding great products and businesses in our area.
Marcy Hardin - [email protected] 303-908-2737
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company
Pink Papaya Spa Parties and Products
Kimberly Baker-Gessell - [email protected] 720-242-7504 or 303-332-6596
Check out what I think is one of the best features of Macaroni Kid ...................
My Macaroni, as a subscriber you have the ability to check off events that interest you and then will be able to generate a weekly calendar/schedule of events and activities that you don't want to miss out on. You can print it and hang it on your fridge or toss it in your purse. So you have a great print out of all the things you don't want to miss out on!
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 accompanied by an adult during all storytimes.
No Storytimes in December.
Baby Time - 10:30 a.m.
All ages - 10:30 a.m.
Family night - 7 p.m.
All ages - 10:30 a.m.
No Storytimes ...
True confessions of a thrit-store addict
The cloisonné bracelet, the WWII-era wool dress coat, countless paperbacks for
40 cents a pop...the list goes on! Oh, and I can’t forget the $250 sewing
machine I netted for $50, new and unopened!
Early in my thrift store hunting career, for every great coup ...
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