October 13, 2010
- Halloween is Sneaking Up
- Pumpkin Guts for Dinner!
- Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
- Top Tips for Planning a Winning Halloween Party
- Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Equal Exchange Fundraising
- Kids Eat FREE!!
- Macaroni Kid Lakewood Business Directory
- My Macaroni!!
- Parents Need Their Sleep
- Stortimes Around Town
- Taming the Chaos
Are you ready?
Halloween is right around the corner and my kids are having their yearly struggle with what to be. "Is Superman cooler than Batman? What about IronMan? Should I be a football player or hockey player? What is Joey going to be because I want to be the same as him." I try very hard to let them decide for themselves but I certainly add my mom input and steer them towards certain things. This time of year I always have that pang for a little girl. Someone to dress up ...
The perfect Halloween meal
Years ago I found this recipe in a cooking magazine and we have been making it for our Halloween dinner ever since! My son loves eating his spaghetti from a "pumpkin" and it's very easy to make. Quick and easy always works for dinner, but especially on Halloween! There are two versions, the long and short, but for this article I'm writing the short and easy version.
4 Orange Peppers
8 ounces of Whole Wheat Spaghetti (it's easy to substitute whole wheat noodles for the other ...
Fabulous Fall Fun
Attached is a list of some of the great pumpkin patches and corn mazes going on right now. I didn't include days and times as they tend to change throughout the season so make sure to call before you head out to one.
If you know of a great one I don't have listed email me at [email protected]
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
6728 Weld County Road, 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516. Phone: 303-828-5210
pumpkins, corn maze, barrel rides, animals. hay bale maze ...
Parents know that it takes more than a great costume to make Halloween a true success, especially if you opt for a Halloween party instead of the traditional trick-or-treating. So here are some of our top tips for making this year’s celebration spooky, sweet and sinfully stress-free:
1) Select an appropriate theme ...
Your chance to win a family 4 pack to the hottest show coming to Denver!
This is the second and final week of our Yo Gabba Gabba contest. If you haven't entered for your chance to win yet, do it now!!
For those of you that don't know about Yo Gabba Gabba! it is time you found out! Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through music. The series stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) and a cast of colorful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee ...
Where: Edgewater LibraryWhen: 3:00 PMWho: Infants and caregiversHow: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program. Each session is limited to 20 babies and their caregivers.Cost: 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
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 Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, COWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and exploreCost: $11 Adult $6 child and Senior Kids 2 and under are FREEFor more info: www.dmns.org
Where: The Village at Edgewater 5700 W 25th Ave, Edgewater, COWhen: 9:30 AMWho: Ages 5 & 6How: To register for any of these free classes, come in to 5700 W 25th Avenue, Edgewater, CO 80214, call 303-810-9896, or email [email protected].Cost: FREE!!!!!!!For more info: You can learn more about each of our teachers, and their schedules at www.eatplaylearn.com under the "Learn" tab.
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
Where: The Colorado Horse Park 7375 Bayou Gulch Rd.
Parker, CO 80134When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy the fun!Cost: All inclusive price of $14 (kids 2 and under are free) Food, drink or purchases from craft vendors not included.For more info: www.halloweenwithhorses.org
Where: Elitch GardensWhen: 1:00 PM (Registration begins at 12:00 pm)Who: EveryoneHow: You can register online at www.elitchgardens.com or you can register the day of the event.Cost: Entrance fees for those who pre-register are $15 for one pet and $20 for two or more pets.$20 for one pet and $25 for two or more pets at day of registration.For more info: Prizes include overnight stays at the Isle Casino Hotel Blackhawk, tickets to the Denver Children’s Museum and a variety of goodies, including Trail Dog Treats and the Downtown Dog.
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
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 Village at Edgewater 5700 W 25th Ave, Edgewater, COWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All ages of children (except babies)How: To register for any of these free classes, come in to 5700 W 25th Avenue, Edgewater, CO 80214, call 303-810-9896, or email [email protected]Cost: FREE!!!!For more info: You can learn more about each of our teachers, and their schedules at www.eatplaylearn.com under the "Learn" tab.
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: Lakewood Library 10200 W. 20th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215When: 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program at the libraryCost: FREE
When: 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program at the libraryCost: FREE
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
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: 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: Douglas County Fairgrounds Event CenterWhen: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: .Cost: .
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: Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 AMWho: Grades 1-8 + adultHow: Registration: Call Reservations at 303.370.6000, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration closes October 8.Cost: $45 per person Fee includes all admissions and activities, evening snack, light breakfast, and overnight in the Museum.
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
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 3-5 with adultHow: For Reservations Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $20/Member Pair, $25/Nonmember PairFor more info: For more information click HERE
Where: Downtown GoldenWhen: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (The event will end when the candy runs out!)Who: EveryoneHow: Just come dressed to fill your bag with candy!Cost: FREE
Where: 6 – 9 pm Ridge Recreation Center 6613 S. Ward St. • LittletonWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Children 5 & under MUST be accompanied in the water by an adult (age 18 or older) within arm’s reach at all times.How: Just come and join the fun!Cost: $4 per child • Adults FREE!For more info: 303-409-2525
Where: The Link Recreation Center 1295 Reed Street, Lakewood, COWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoy!Cost: Youth with costume $4 (2-12) Youth without costume $5, Adults $2 (Paid youth admission includes 10 tickets) Additional Tickets: 5 tickets $2 10 tickets $4For more info: For more information call 303-987-5446
Where: Evergreen Library 5000 Highway 73 (at Buffalo Park Rd.)
Evergreen CO 80439When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Kids ages 7 and upHow: Free tickets required. You can pick up tickets for this even one week in advance at the library.Cost: FREE!
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Kids in grades 2nd and 3rdHow: For Reservations
Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-FridayCost: $60 member, $70 nonmemberFor more info: Please bring a sack lunch and drink. Click here for more information
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Grades 4-6How: For Reservations
Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $60 member, $70 nonmemberFor more info: Please bring a sack lunch and drink.
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy the day!Cost: Children $5, Adults $12For more info: www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org
Where: Berkeley Community Church 3701 W 50th. Denver COWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoyCost: Admission is FREE Tickets can be purchased for different activites throughout the day.
Where: Downtown Aquarium 700 Water Street, Denver, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come down and enjoy the fun!Cost:
Adults (12-64) $15.99 Seniors (65+) $14.99 Children (3-11) $9.99 Children (2 and under) FREE
Where: Botanic Gardens York Street (Mitchell Hall)When: 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: To register, visit www.botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3580.Cost: Adults $15 Members $12 Kids $7For more info: www.botanicgardens.org OBC's live bat programs have won many awards and are a truly unique experience.
Where: Colorado Mills Mall Food CourtWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Kids 12 and underHow: Just come and enjoy the fun.Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1237
Where: Downtown EvergreenWhen: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: All goblins and ghoulsHow: Just come out and fill your bag with treats.Cost: FREE
- Precision Drill Performances - El Latigo Del Diablo - The Freedom Riders - Riders of the Steppes
- Trick and Fancy Roping - Calvary and Indian Battle - Liberty Riders and more!
Where: National Western Event Center
47th & Humboldt Denver, ColoradoWhen: Shows times are Saturday 10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm and Sunday 2 pmWho: EveryoneHow: Tickets are available at the door or from any Westernaire. (We have a great Westernaire that contacted us about this event and I would love to direct any sales her way. Email me and I will forward it on)Cost: Tickets are only 7$For more info: http://www.westernaires.org/
Where: 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, ColoradoWhen: There are 2 shows 3:00 pm and 6:00 pmWho: EveryoneHow: Purchase tickets onlineat Tickethorse For TicketHorse's charge-by-phone line, please call 866.461.6556 (8am - 8pm M-Sat., 9am - 5pm Sun.). Denver customers can dial locally at 303-53HORSECost: $35 All Children ages 1 and up require a full price ticket
October is Fair Trade Month
And in honor of Fair Trade Month this month, we’ve found a solution that has the right answers to all those questions, Equal Exchange and their fundraising programs. Equal Exchange sells chocolate, tea, coffee, nuts & berries, and more, and all their products are produced and sold on a “Fair Trade” model. That is one that brings the farmer ...
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!
and I found the perfect pillow to help me get it!
Sleep is something I think most parents can never get enough of. It is one of things I tell myself that I will eventually get more of and hope that eventually it will uninterrupted. So far it hasn't happened. This is one of the reasons that the little sleep that we as parents do get is so important.
I was given the wonderful opportunity to review a pillow from Rejuvenite, and who am I to say no to a fabulous pillow. According to Rejuvenite their pillows are designed for ...
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 ...
Each week this will be the place to find inspiration, tips and humor about the things that make us great parents and run happy households. Okay, maybe not always "great" or always "happy", but we really do try! And, that is the point!
Let's talk about feeding our family. If you are already a menu-making, cook ahead, freezer meal, crock-pot mama, Kudos to you! But, if you are like most of us, nearly every day seems like a scramble to put something (sometimes even healthy) in front of our ...
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