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B o u l d e r C o u n ty K I DS “Sunny Monkey” by Nina Serbinin, Age 6

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From the Publisher...................................................................... 5

Cover Story—Nina Serbinin..................... 5 A Sense of Belonging.......................... 6 Kids’ Planet............................................................... 8

Early Music Exposure........................... 10 The New $100 Bill.............................................................. 14

Izzy’s Garden.......................................................... 16 News about Town............................................... 18

5 Tips to A Happy Healthy Harvest..... 20 What Do I Do Now, Romona?.......................... 22

Recipe for a Cool Summer...................... 24

HELPFUL SERVICES DIRECTORY............................. 25

Divorce and Relocating with Children......... 26 Avery’s Avid-Reader Corner............................. 27 Child Care/Preschool DIRECTORY........ 28–32 Private school DIRECTORY............................. 33–34 Health care Directory.......................................... 35

Health Tips....................................................................... 35

Birthday Party Directory.................................................. 36–37 AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS................................. 38–41

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ur cover artist is Nina Serbinin. She is 6 years old and is going into the 1st grade at Eisenhower School in Boulder. She painted the monkey when she was five. Her favorite things at school are P.E., recess and being with friends. She takes Russian language classes so she can speak and practice with her dad and grandparents. Nina has one sister, Lydia, who is eight, and who was our cover artist for the 2011 fall issue. Nina loves broccoli and chocolate chip pancakes. She is in the jump rope club at school and in the summer swim league. She enjoys playing tennis and skiing at Eldora. Nina loves to ride her paint horse named Charlie. Her favorite summer vacation is being with family at Lake Okoboji in Iowa. She loves the tradition of spending her birthday at a mountain hut with family and friends. Nina takes art classes with Lika Maldukis along with her sister. Her top TV show pick is Martha Speaks on PBS. She loves the fall because she loves playing in the leaves. Nina loves to play at her friend’s farm. The picture above is Nina holding a baby goat.


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Giving Our Children a Sense of Belonging I

by Jessica Dancingheart

t is in our human nature to want to be valued and be part of a community that loves and accepts us for who we are. Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of life as we go from one task to the other, we forget we can simply and effectively show those we love that we care about them by spending quality time. Unfortunately, we extend that curiosity to strangers more than to those we live with, when we make chores and responsibilities the focus of our daily lives. On my recent trip to Israel, I happened on a mosque that the locals were entering for prayer services. I was curious and wanted to experience the spirituality of a tradition that I don’t experience in Boulder, while also wanting to be respectful. So, I entered with eagerness and trepidation. Immediately, I was

greeted by several women who helped me dress in the traditional prayer clothing. Then, they made space for me in their prayer line. One woman took me under her wings and gently modeled the words and prayer movements for me. She did not instruct, admonish or direct me as we bowed down, got up, sat on our knees and chanted. As I missed a movement, she gently tapped my hand and showed me what I needed to do. After the prayer service, the women greeted each other and me with blessings and deep genuine smiles of delight. Even though I was a stranger, I felt as though I was part of their community.

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I felt like I belonged and was valued in ways that I don’t when my tasks take precedence over the quality of connection I have with people. I was deeply touched by this experience and tried to cull out what about it was so incredible. I began to wonder what I could do to extend this joyful and deep sense of belonging to people in my daily life. How can I use this experience to help myself and other parents in raising content children who know they are special and important members of the community. What came to me is this:


Put spending quality time with loved ones and friends at the top of the to-do list. Be as specific as you can about how this looks for each one of the special people in your life by showing genuine curiosity and interest in those things that bring them joy. As I entered the mosque, I was interested in an experience that I believed was life giving to the people who were at the prayer service. Rather than asking, “How are you?� I demonstrated by my curiosity. “What gives

you joy?� “What is important to you?� “When do you feel most alive?� “What are your dreams?� Rather than only ask what happened during the day, you can join inquisitively in an activity of your child’s choice.


Dare to be vulnerable. As I entered the mosque, I knew very little other than what I had read in the papers and sometimes seen from the distance during my travels. I was willing to be imperfect. And just as I showed interest, I shared myself—even though there was a language barrier between me and the other women. I tried to answer questions with the very little I understood. As a parent, be willing to not know everything and to learn from your children. You can open yourself up to learning a skill or bit of wisdom from your child.


See others as you would a friend. Even though the news tells me that I should be afraid of traveling in Israel, and afraid of the radical people of the various faith traditions there, I was willing to go beyond the rumors and the stereotypes. As a parent, you can look for the best qualities in your child, there are plenty of

them. Let go of the few times they did something that was displeasing and treat each moment as a new one.


Show those you love what you like and give them the choice to do it your way or not. Through my mosque mentor’s modeling, I was excited to learn. Had she admonished me or instructed me, I may have become selfconscious or afraid. Rather, I was willing and open to learning, and I wanted to follow her lead. As a parent, you can model rather than instruct and allow for a form to evolve that is uniquely your child’s. As parents, sometimes our focus is so much on meeting our children’s material needs and helping them accomplish, as we rush about from one responsibility to the other, that we may forget to take the time to pause and be curiously present for our children,

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’ve often been asked to talk about the history of Boulder’s Open Space as I remember it. In the early 1960s I was appointed by City Council to the very first Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, known as the “Park Board.” Our role was to advise City Council about matters that affected various parks, recreation, and associated land use. We first determined that there was a key acre on the west edge of town that could be the connection between Eben Fine Park and the Red Rocks. The new owners of this acre were planning to build an office building on the site. After talking with them about the importance of this acre for open space, they generously offered to give up their plans and buy some other acre in town if they could just get

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their original money back. I was able to buy this acre from them and hold it for one year until the City could budget the funds to buy it back from me for the same price. I then had the honor of naming it “Settler’s Park,” since the first settlers of Boulder had camped at this spot. As we had imagined back then, today there is indeed a tunnel that connects Eben Fine with Settler’s and the Red Rocks.

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The next project we undertook was the purchase of Enchanted Mesa, just south of Chautauqua Park. The City of Boulder Mountain Parks, which included the famous Flatirons, had been created by Act of Congress in the early 1900s, but it did not include the mesas in front of the Flatirons. So having had Enchanted Mesa appraised for $105,000, the City decided to have a citizen’s vote for a bond issue in that amount. We had a good campaign with bumper stickers that read “Enchanted Mesa: YES!” The bond issue passed, but the owner, Kenneth Mirise, refused to sell it for that price. He had planned to build a hotel and two hundred homes on this mesa, but it was above the “Blue Line,” which had been passed in 1959 forbidding the City to supply water or sewer service above this line.

So the case went to condemnation court and the judge told the City to pay Mirise $115,000. We then had a private campaign to raise the extra $10,000 and were successful. Enchanted Mesa was purchased and saved! T h e n D r. Wa l t e r O r r Roberts came to the Park Board with a proposal to build NCAR (National Center of Atmospheric Research) on Table Mesa, the next mesa south of Enchanted Mesa. This would preserve about 500 acres of open space and only one building would be built, designed by I. M. Pei, a world-class architect. But the NCAR site was above the Blue Line. Several of us had just founded PLAN-Boulder County, a citizen’s “watchdog” group. Since the City had no funds to buy Table Mesa, we felt that Dr. Roberts’s plan was a good compromise and would save a big section of open space. So PLAN-Boulder came out in favor of a citizen’s vote to make an exception to the Blue Line and allow NCAR to be built. It passed and NCAR was built. We then decided that the next step was to pass a sales tax to buy open space. In 1910, Frederick Law Omstead Jr. had done a study

of Boulder. His father had designed Central Park in New York City. He proposed the establishment of greenbelts along Boulder Creek and around the City. We republished the Olmstead report and used it in our education campaign. Our bumper sticker said “Greenbelts, YES!” The sales tax passed! The City of Boulder Open Space Department was formed, years later to be merged with Mountain Parks. Many thousand additional acres of open space have been added since then by both the City and County of Boulder. We’re lucky to have all this land preserved as open space forever!

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BOULDER County Kids Early Musical Exposure has Speech/Language Benefits


by Jane Smolens, M.Ed.

At the recommendation of his speech therapist, S a m m y ’s mother enrolled him in an early childhood music and movement program in Boulder. After 3 weeks of participation (which included singing, movement, instrument play in an interactive parent/child group environment), Sammy not only began to sing the words to the songs but also began to put words together to form

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sentences! Perhaps the musicality of Mandarin provided fertile ground for the music/language connection. Perhaps the interaction with other children and families provided role models for communication. Or, perhaps the integration of the music with movement helped Sammy make new found connections with his body and sense of self. Whatever the Photo Courtesy of Music Together® LLC.

ammy is a two-anda-half-year-old little boy full of vigor and curiosity. At the age of seven months he was adopted from Taiwan by his Englishspeaking family and brought back to Boulder. Surrounded by Mandarin speakers in the orphanage for the first seven months of his life, Sammy showed early signs of language delays. Well into his first year in his new home, Sammy was unable to formulate words and could only communicate through hand signing and “grunting.” Despite his high level of intelligence and ability to understand the English language, Sammy became increasingly frustrated in his efforts to formulate words.

reason, Sammy’s experience is a powerful testimonial to the effect that music can have on language development. Sammy’s story is not limited to children with special needs. Many parents have experienced the ways in which their child’s language development has blossomed as a direct result of early childhood music classes. Anecdotes about children being able to sing the words to a song before being able to speak. Stories about increased attention span, listening skills, vocabulary and creativity. The list goes on and connections are being made in a playful environment. What is this powerful relationship between language

and music, and how can parents maximize this window of opportunity to its fullest? Children are born wired to be musical and to express themselves musically. From a global/human perspective, all cultures have their unique form of musical expression. From an evolutionary/biological perspective, primitive language was thought to be “sung” and gradually evolved into the spoken word. From a neurological perspective, music integrates both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. As David Lazear, author of “Seven Ways of Knowing” states “by connecting sound, movement, speech, and interaction with a musical component, it is possible to activate and integrate more of the brain than with any other educational tool.” Many parallels can be drawn between music and language reception and production. Both language and musical development involve active listening. As we are continually surrounded by extraneous sound in our environment, the ability to listen with discernment is important for both language, music and general focus. By exposing children to a variety of sound, rhythm and tonality at an early age, children learn to pay attention to and decipher their aural environment. In the spoken word, phonological awareness is a child’s ability to break down the parts of a word which is an essential pre-reading skill. In music, rhythmic and tonal patterns allow a child to break down a song into its essential parts. The parts of the word become a sentence within the context of a whole story. The parts of a rhythm or tonal pattern become a musical phrase within the context of a whole song or piece of music. Through playful experimentation with their sound and

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voice, children of all ages can deepen their listening and expressive capabilities. Babies will begin to babble musically, toddlers will use language and music to assert their developing sense of self; preschoolers can use music and language to develop their personal expression and creativity. The production of speech requires the coordination of muscle groups, the ability to think ahead and imagine what you are going to say before saying it. By learning “self talk” (talking about what you are doing) children eventually internalize their actions and reduce impulsivity. Music slows this process down and provides a sense of rhythm and predictability. The coordination of breath involved with singing internalizes this process and provides focus and foundation. When children sing about what they are doing, they are able to make this mind/body connection in a playful way. This helps with memory, sequencing, impulse control and sense of self. Early exposure and active participation are critical for optimizing these music and language benefits. Both music and language have early critical windows of development. Listening to music is wonderful, but providing your child with opportunities to playfully experiment musically creates the most connections. These connections go beyond the notion that “music makes you smarter” or can raise test scores or academic performance. Music is truly a “language” unto itself. On a much deeper level, music is a way of knowing and experiencing beyond the spoken word. Music for music’s sake is central to appreciating these extramusical benefits. Through sound, tone, color, rhythm

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$100 Bill

by Steve Carr


or only the fourth time in history, there will be a new $100 note that is scheduled to begin circulating on October 8, 2013. The U.S. government has recently unveiled a new $100 note, primarily as a means of combating increasingly techsavvy counterfeiters. The new security features come after more than a decade of research and development to protect our currency from being counterfeited. The new design for the $100 note retains the traditional look of U.S. currency, but the redesign has sophisticated technologies, such as a blue 3-D security ribbon and a color-changing Liberty Bell. However, the new design retains the effective portrait watermark of Benjamin Franklin, the embedded security thread, and the colorshifting numeral 100 that are present in the current note. These various security features are easy for consumers and merchants to authenticate and more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. The blue 3-D security ribbon on the front of the new $100 note contains images

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of bells and 100s that move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note. Additionally, the ribbon is woven into the paper, not printed on it. The bell in the inkwell on the front of the note changes color from copper to green when the note is tilted, an effect that makes it seem to appear and disappear within the copper inkwell. To ensure a seamless introduction of the new $100 note into the financial system, the U.S. Treasury will continue global public education of retailers, financial institutions and industry organizations, to ensure that consum-

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ers and merchants are aware of the new security features. Consumers and businesses will not have to trade in older $100 notes for new ones. Current and older designs of Federal Reserve Notes remain legal tender and will not be recalled, demonetized, or devalued. “For 145 years, the men and women of the United States Secret Service have worked diligently to protect the integrity of U.S. currency from counterfeiters,” said Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan. “During that time, our agency has evolved to keep pace with the advanced methodologies employed by the criminals we pursue. What has remained constant in combating counterfeiting, however, is the effectiveness of consumer education initiatives that urge merchants and customers to examine the security features on the notes they receive.” Although less than 1/100th of one percent of the value of all U.S. currency in circulation is reported counterfeit, the $100 note is the most


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Izzy’s Garden


ello. My name is Isabella Martinez. This year I will be a freshman to Boulder High School. The weather will begin to cool, and magical winds will bring gold, maroon, and dark-colored leaves to the solid ground. New produce is slowly growing, and colorful new sprouts are coming up through the soil. Farmers are still working very hard. It is the season of fall. I will be sharing with you how different organic food businesses go through a typical day and bring the harvest to town for us to enjoy. The Boulder Farmers Market is a group of sellers of all kinds of organic produce. It runs from the beginning of the hot summer all the way into November. The market is located in Boulder on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon and is an excellent place to spend your Wednesday nights, from 4 to 9 pm, or Saturdays, from

Max Alexander, Isabella and Ana Figel shopping at the Boulder Farmer’s Market.

8 am to 2 pm. Longmont also has its markets on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm at the county fair grounds at Nelson and Hover Streets. In Boulder, I stopped at a booth with cold-pressed juice called Pressery. There I talked to Mimi, who explained that fruits and vegetables and even nuts are coldpressed daily. There are two pounds of natural product in each small 16-oz bottle. She described the market as high

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energy and said that meeting people and selling is one of her favorite parts. I then went to Papusas. They are a local vender that sells their yummy food in various places. There, my friends Ana Figel and Max Alexander joined me and we talked to the staff in Spanish as they cooked the Papusas. We talked to Franklin, who told us that it is nice to work there, and it is all organic. He likes cooking and also makes lemonade to sell to the community. Another business I encountered was a pie-making business called My Mom’s Pie. Boulder County Kids did a story on them a couple of issues ago. They explained that they make up to 1,000 pies a week, and Jimmy, an employee, stated, “In one word, I would describe my day as insanity.” There is so much work, and they do the best they can to order healthy produce for their tasty glu-

ten-free and regular pies of all kinds. I then went to an organic produce stand named Cure Organic Farm. Here the vegetables were lined up and organized and I had the chance to talk to Maggie. She says they wake up at around 5 to 6 o’clock in the morning and harvest their veggies and produce. After they load up their truck, they drive 20 minutes into Boulder. Maggie says, “I LOVE the farmers market. Each day is different and so exciting.” The farmers market also has products from animals. I interviewed people from the Windsor Dairy. They wake up early in the morning and pick up the cheese, cut it, wrap it, label it and drive one hour to the market. I talked to a lady named Sharon from Colorado Extension who was explaining Pollinator Week. I learned about pollination and how honeybees are not the only pollinators out there. There are hummingbirds, some insects, and many other species that have that ability. She told me about making things for the bees to live in. While I was walking I heard guitar strums and saw people singing about recycling, reusing, and reducing. The Farmer’s Market is an excellent place for all types of people to enjoy tasty food and learn important things. There is a wonderful variety of food, from dairy to snap peas. The people there are as diverse as the produce, but each person I spoke with said that they all feel one with the community and try to support each other any way they can.

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oulder County Head Start Finds New Home in Lafayette. BCHS will move its Lafayette classrooms to a new site this August. For the last 21 years, BCHS East County location has been in Old Town Lafayette (400 E. Simpson). The new site, currently under construction, is located at 1135 Cimarron Drive. BCHS serves 67 children from low income families in the East County location, and will continue to serve 99 children and families at its two Boulder locations. BCHS is actively recruiting children for its September 4 start date. Full- and half-day slots are available at all locations. Eligibility for Head Start services is based on the age of the child (must turn 3 by September 30 of program year) and federally mandated income guidelines. BCHS division manager, Maria C. Harper, is excited about this new partnership and service delivery for East County families. “I know that the children, families and staff will be as excited with the new space as I am. In early childhood practice, the classroom environment serves as the third teacher, and we have had the opportunity to create spaces which really embody this principle.” Contact Susi Gritton (720) 564-2210 or for more information. anessa Keeley, will be moving into the position of executive director. Please call (720)

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OCAL CHILDREN’S AUTHOR AND EMMY® AWARDWINNING WRITER/ PRODUCER UNVEILS NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK CLUB. Launched May 17th at the Denver Zoo in conjunction with Endangered Species Day, Boulderite Shane DeRolf unveiled a monthly children’s book series with an educational message about endangered species. “We are thrilled to be helping facilitate that special connection between animals and kids in a fun and educational manner through our book club and partnerships with zoos, while spreading the important message of conservation, compassion and protecting endangered species.” Yesterday’s Zoo Book Club is a subscriptionbased monthly book club geared to children ages 3-7 and includes one free child’s admission at any partner zoo plus $1 per month from every subscription to one of the partnering zoos or conservation partners to help animals. For more information, please visit


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el Shannon has published another book, Captain Disaster. The book is about promoting imagination and daydreaming, which is a valuable part of child’s development. The book is for ages young adult/middle grades and is published by Story Arts Media, ISBN number 9780988975422. Several reviews are available on online at or check out www.captaindisasterbook. com for more information.

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very summer we hear bad news about drowning deaths, but we rarely hear the astonishing good news about babies and children who rescue themselves because they’ve learned survival-swimming skills. On August 13, the Swim•Float•Swim! aquatic academy is inviting the public to a Back-to-Pool Party from 8 am to 6 pm, at 795 S. Sherman Street in Longmont, to celebrate the aquatic accomplishments of hundreds of Boulder County kids. Some new swimmers are as young as six months old! Enjoy live music by the Hunktabunkta Band, face painting, prizes, and promotions. Food trucks will be on hand to sell tasty treats. Director Judy Heumann says, “Teaching kids to swim is not just my business. It’s my mission, it’s my passion, it’s what I do. And the reason I do it is because drowning is a preventable tragedy.” Heumann started Infant Aquatics in Boulder in


lizabeth Rose has just release two children’s books that are made up of whimsical drawings and clever poems. A perfect bedtime book to read to children. Liz Rose is an artist and poet from Santa Fe, NM and has recently published her first novel as well, Poet Under the Soldier’s Hat. The books are published by Quillrunner Publishing LLC and are available at Amazon. com for $10.94 plus shipping, or directly from the artist online at for $15.98, which includes shipping charges. See an exerpt from her book on the page 21.

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BOULDER County Kids 5 Tips to a Happy Healthy Harvest 4. Ground


by Sue Van Raes

hh, fall, the season of harvest, a time to go inward, reflect and gather. This time of year nature contracts, our abundant harvest begins to turn to preparation and storage for the winter, and we follow the energies of nature by listening inward, planning for our darker days and nights, and preparing for the upcoming stillness of winter. Our sense of smell is heightened, and our appetite is stimulated by the fragrance of our warming foods. Our bodies want to release and let go of sadness and grief that is stored in our lungs. This time of cleansing is about releasing, letting go and strengthening our bodies for the colder days. Fall cleansing brings us a deep sense of our truths and our connection to our bodies, our homes and our communities. Fall is one of the most colorful and abundant seasons of the year. The heat of the summer has ceased, and we see the yellow hue in the sky, as the sun hits the pumpkin fields and tall grass each afternoon. I love walking around the farmers market at this time of year, because in the fall beauty, each booth is peaking with its fullness, each farmer has been able to see his/her year to full abundance and fruition. The air cools, the cooking creativity begins and we celebrate the harvest. There are many ways to connect

with the season of autumn. Children love to run through the corn maize and carve their pumpkins. Adults often find themselves wanting to cook delicious fall soups and apple pies. For thousands of years we have come together over delicious fall feasts connecting with our families and communities. Here are a few fall tips you can play with this year to sync up with the season and align yourselves with the beauty of the harvest.

1. Gather

The wealth of gorgeous foods in their fullest expression is something to notice this fall. The colors are bright and warming to the soul. Our natural tendency is to gather the goods for the cold and dark winter to come. Saving seeds for the following spring, storing root vegetables to make into yummy crock-pot meals and canning some of fall’s delights make for fun family projects.

2. Transform

As the leaves fall to the ground in their bright orange and reds, there is a sense of letting go to acknowledge. Autumn is the time of transformation between the growth of summer and the dormancy of winter. Things are winding down, and once

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the harvest is complete, there is an opportunity to follow the inward flow to selfinquiry and discovery. If you have something to let go of, autumn is a perfect time to initiate this process.

3. Breathe

Fall is known as the season associated with the lungs in Chinese medicine. Often a time when children come home from school with upper respiratory coughs and weakness as the weather changes. It is important to strengthen the lungs in the fall. This can be done is a variety of ways, but here are a few of my favorites: Make sure you and your family exercise regularly. Pump the lungs often, so they are strong and cleansed with rigorous life-giving breath. Many foods in the fall are known to support the lungs. Root vegetables, such as onions, leeks and ginger, are supportive to the lungs. Fruits, such as apples and pears, care for the lung tissue as well. Eating with the season is a perfect way to create healthy lungs. Keep warm. As the cooler nights come rolling in, make sure you are dressed for the season NOT the day. Keep those lungs warm and cozy, and you will naturally boost your immune system.

As you watch the leaves falling from the trees becoming the earth‘s nutrients for next year’s plantings, it is more obvious that fall has the energetics that flow downward and inward (as opposed the upward and outward energetics in the spring). What are the aspects of your life that ground you and your family? Make a list and practice these grounding activities regularly in the fall. It is a nice time to take long walks in the colorful forest and feel the leaves crunching under your feet. Consider collecting nuts, pinecones and fall treasures for an altar or a fairy garden with your children. These small autumn rituals and habits help us harmonize ourselves with autumn. It is natural to sleep more, rest more and begin to tune more inward toward introspection and healing.

5. Celebrate

Lush sunflowers, tucked in with the plump orange pumpkins are an abundance to celebrate. The colors, foods and celebrations of fall are in full abundance. There is much gratitude to be observed in the beauty of the harvest. Set a seasonal outdoor table, rich with a cornucopia of color and nature’s gifts to warm the heart of any celebration. Share a gratitude blessing before your meals, as it promotes health and happiness. Light a bonfire to take away the chill of the evening and join in a circle of friends celebrating fall in its glory. Take it in! The abundance is around you and within you. Your only job is to notice and appreciate its radiance.

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Following footprints in the sand I wonder whom I walk behind Some prints are so wide with toes so long Some very faint and other strong Jumping great steps to match their stride I try and fit mine right inside Turtles leave tracks You do too Do you know which one belongs to you From Dotty Ditties by Elizabeth Rose

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WHAT DO I DO NOW, ROMONA? Romona Scholder, M.A., RNCS Psychotherapist


. My 15-year-old daughter decided to tell me she has been cutting and she wanted to show me. It is a complete shock to see your kid’s arms and legs with red cuts all over them. She said she did it two years ago and then felt the need to do it again because she is so sad. She is very social, seems to have friends, but says she pretends to be happy. Yes, she is going to therapy. Is there anything more I should be doing? Signed concerned mother.


. There are no onesize-fits-all answers to questions about adolescents and cutting. This is a serious issue and needs to be treated as such. I’m very sorry that you and your daughter have to confront this problem. Some people cut to relieve anxiety; others to self-punish; and still others to get attention in the only way that works for them. These youngsters do not usually intend to commit suicide or to seriously injure themselves, but it can happen if the cut is too deep or too close to an artery. One suggestion I have would be to

start family therapy in addition to your daughter’s personal work. I would suggest another therapist whose specialty is working with families. When a child or adolescent acts out, it is often a reflection of unresolved family issues. Children act these things out often to their own detriment. Your daughter is a member of a larger unit. Her pain and dysfunction can be better understood within the context of the family as well as through her individual therapy.


. I am wondering if generations have psychological trends. It seems this upcoming generation cares nothing of manners and is very introspective with little or no social graces. I can see a natural evolution in culture but do generations think differently? Signed curious person.


. Yes, generations are different and have different priorities. I’m a member of the Silent Generation, the one before the Baby Boomers who precede Generation X, who are the parents of the Millenials. While there are basic principles that remain the same, such as parents love their children, how they show this love is different. For example if a Baby Boomers child’s school needs improvement, the Boomer would likely roll up his or her sleeves, pitch in and fix the problem. A Gen-X parent in response to the same problem would move

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the child to a better school. Our differences are molded by the world in which we were raised and the attitudes of our parents as well as society. Parents who lived through the depression of 1929 raised me. That affected how they taught me to think about work and money. The 1950s were a time of prosperity that influenced Baby Boomers to have different attitudes and expectations. I’ve always found it helpful to think that younger generations are going to need different strengths to cope with the world in which they will find themselves.


. My husband wants us to do a staycation this summer. He thinks there is too much to do on the house and wants to save money. I think he is either too stressed out or too cheap to take a vacation. My question is if this is healthy or not? The Europeans many times take six weeks and really get away for the summer. I am thinking that getting away is a good idea for everyone. What do you think as a therapist? Signed mother of two.


. My definition of a staycation is not staying home and working on the house. A staycation usually means that you vacation at or close to home. You should plan to have adventures, go hiking or simply play tourist. I suppose you could visit a nearby museum or go to an art

show or maybe the zoo. How about picnics and movies or camping with the kids in the backyard; turn the phone off, don’t answer e-mails and sleep in. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Think of it as a time to put family first. This kind of vacation is not easy, and you have to have plenty of planning in place. I suspect that this is not a vacation for Mom. Most people find that going someplace else is more conducive to kicking back and letting go. All of our electric gadgets, like tablets and smart phones, conspire to counteract our attempts to achieve this blissful state. I remember being on a boat years ago off the coast of Honduras. I was scuba diving at the time. This boat had no newspapers, no TV and ship-to-shore radio for emergencies only. The state of mind was lovely and hard to achieve on a staycation.

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Recipe for a Cool Summer by Betty Quiqley


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hot August day, add sand, water and bubbles, stir in a bit of curiosity and a dash of giggles to create some really “cool” summer fun! These fantastic, open-ended sensory activities will fill hours with play, skill development, creativity and experimenting.

To create the perfect sand and water play environment you can use a delightful water table like the Sights and Sound Splash Table by Kidoozie, everyday plastic storage bins or old pots and pans. You can make room on the porch, deck or patio or even create a special spot for water and sand play in the

garden in your backyard. Once you have decided on the spot and have selected a container, just add some water to stir up the magic. To add some interest, you might toss in a few great water play toys from the recycling bin or kitchen drawers. Plastic measuring cups, spoons, water bottles and even empty pill bottles make good vessels for exploring the properties of water. Pouring and filling, using these containers or toys like Stacking Faces by ELC or Stacking Cups by Green Toys, can demonstrate the concepts of empty and full, more and less, and even help develop math skill like adding and fractions. With sponges and water the principles of absorption or concepts of wet and dry are at your child’s fingertips, or by adding a variety of small objects he or she can even test and predict what items might float or sink. Curiosity leads to learning and great feats of the imagination.

You never know when water play might turn into a science laboratory, a stage for life skills or a medium for

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storytelling. It might become a toy car wash or even a bath for the dog. By adding the water toys mentioned above and fun play things like Dirty Dogs by Alex or the Fish & Splish Boat and Fishing Gear by “B” toys, water play will take you and your child to a whole new dimension!

You can add yet another dimension by bringing sand play into the mix. Rivers will form, motes protecting great sand castles will emerge, sunken treasure will abound and strange land rovers will discover craters in the surface of the moon. There is no end to the creativity and discovery that will occur. Sand is sure to elevate the interest and play value of the experience and can evoke a sense of wonder, wet or dry. It encourages exploration of textures, material properties, shape and design. With a tub full of sand and a big bucket jam-packed with sifters, sand mills, trucks, molds and scoops like those in the Sand Mill Dump Truck Set by Kidoozie, kids will have everything they need to be ready for action in the sand pile. The sensory and play experiences provided by sand and water play are important for brain development. All of the senses: touching, smell-

ing, hearing, seeing, and even tasting are stimulated when children dive into sand and water activities.

Sensory exploration, experimenting and games of pretend can be offered not only with sand and water but also with tubs full of dried beans, rice, dry or cooked pasta, popcorn salt, pinecones, Instant Snow by Be Amazing or even through play with bubbles. For some instant fun, add dish soap to a tub of water and ta da! Tiny bubbles right before your eyes. Stir it fast and a frothy foam will appear. Wipe the foam off of the bubble liquid surface (note—foam breaks big bubbles), blow into the mixture through a straw, and big bubbles will form. Did you know bubbles are pockets of air with a liquid skin? They pop when they evaporate or if they touch something dry. Bottles of bubbles like those by Pustefix or Fubbles have special ingredients, like glycerin, to make them elastic and long lasting. Bubbles bring great joy and plenty of giggles! Bubble blowers like Magic Bubble Bear, or Pop Up Bubbles by Little Kids are nice, because the blower literally pops up from the bottle when you squeeze. The Bubble Tumbler and Bubble Machine by Little Kids help kids explore the wonder of bubbles, without spills!

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You can make a great bubble solution with this simple tried-and-true recipe.

1 gallon warm water 1 ¼ cups Dawn Dish Soap (or Ultra Joy) 2 tbsp. Glycerin Put the warm water in an empty one-gallon milk jug, leaving room at the top for the soap and glycerin. Add the soap and glycerin to the water. For best results, let the mixture sit over night. (Note: altitude, humidity and temperature affect bubble solution.) When you have a batch of bubble solution ready, a longhandled, giant Bubble Wand by Toysmith or the Bubble Thing by Klutz will help you create a big bubble wonderland in your backyard.


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Divorce and Relocating With Children by Jim Margulis, Esq.


n this fast-paced, everchanging world we live in, circumstances often times warrant a relocation to another city. There are many reasons why a relocation may become necessary: a new job opportunity, a family issue, financial circumstances, a new relationship, or perhaps just a change in environment or desire for a geographical cure. Relocation is challenging, and when children are involved, there is a specific process a parent must follow in order to be able to relocate. In Colorado, a parent who

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relocation, and a proposed parenting plan relative to the new location. It is best to send this written request prior to filing a Motion to Relocate Minor Children with the Court, though you are allowed to send it after you file the motion. However, you need to send it as soon as possible. Relocating with children requires advance planning. It can take several months to obtain a hearing on the issue of relocation. If the other parent receives the written request to relocate and agrees to the attached parenting plan, you do not have to proceed with the hearing. You merely file a stipulation of the agreed upon relocation and parenting plan with the court. It is rare when a parent agrees to a relocation, for obvious reasons. The factors Colorado courts examine in making a relocation decision are as follows:

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The House on Mango Street

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Summary: Esperanza, a young girl living in a relatively poor and cramped community has dreams, hopes, and plans.

These are symbolized by her family’s house, the House on Mango Street. Esperanza looks at the house on Mango Street as simply a house she lives in with her family, and other than this, she makes it clear that there is no deeper connection. When she was younger and constantly on the move from apartment to apartment, her parents promised her a real home with a green yard, real stairs, and running water with pipes that worked. This is the primary reason she dislikes the house on Mango Street. Its sad appearance and cramped quarters are completely contrary to the idealistic home she always wanted. However, Esperanza discovers that a home isn’t everything in life. Sometimes what matters more are your family, your friends, and simply doing the things you love. The story is communicated to the reader through a series of vignettes (a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a trenchant impression about a character, idea, setting, or object).

What I liked About the Book: There are many reasons for liking this book, but the first is the unique way in

which it is told; through a series of vignettes. Instead of blending the entire story together, this really helps the reader to focus on important snapshots in time which will be relative in the big picture. Next, the story helps to teach a reader many life lessons. For instance, we shouldn’t always be materialistic. Sometimes, it’s things such as family that truly matter in life. Lastly, what is incredible about this book is the fact that it is based on a true story (the life story of the author). Bottom line, Sandra Cisneros’s amazing story will show readers how to make something out of nothing in a creative and enjoyable fashion.

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Acorn School for Early Childhood Development—Boulder 2845 Wilderness Place (303) 938-8233 Contact - Kathy Azevedo Ages: 6 weeks - 6 years Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Acorn School is a full-day program, serving a diverse population from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our small group sizes, low ratios, and our primary caregiving philosophy make us a high-quality early care and education program. Two meals & snacks served daily. NAEYC accredited. Now enrolling all ages. W: E:

Active Boulder Kids Preschool & After-School Care—Boulder 5001 Pennsylvania Ave. (303) 499-9854 Contact - Kristen Argow Ages: 2 1/2 - 9 Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm A world of creative and fun discoveries and adventures! We provide imaginative programs and activities that promote social/emotional growth. We teach life skills and encourage the child’s learning through active play and exploration. Small classroom sizes, caring, qualified teachers, nature/play-based/learning centers. W: E:

Autana Bilingual Montessori Preschool—Boulder 4732 Greylock St. (720) 935-9740 Contact - Raquel or Patricia Ages: 21/2 - 6 yrs Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F Hours: 8 am to 4 pm Autana Preschool is a bilingual Montessori home-based preschool. We offer a warm and loving home atmosphere, Montessori learning areas, education for peace, joy of learning, Spanish (bilingual staff), nature-oriented activities, a strong sense of community, and a vegetable and flower garden. W: E:

Bixby School—Boulder 4760 Table Mesa (303) 494-7505 Contact - Emily Armiak Ages: 2 yrs 9 mos - 5 yrs Licensed Year-round Hours: 5 1/2-hour program. Extended Hours: 7:15 am to 5:45 pm Children experience exploratory learning and participate in a wide variety of developmental activities, including art, music, science, dramatic play, and small and gross motor. W: E:

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Blue Sky Kindergarten/Preschool—Boulder 3046 11th St. (303) 443-4965 Contact - Staff Ages: 21/2 - 6 yrs. Licensed Year-round/summer camp program. Program Days: M-F, Hours 8:30 am to 1 pm, + aftercare to 3:30 pm. Our rich curriculum embraces the arts and honors the seasons: gardening, handwork, music, puppetry, crafts, movement, baking, and storytelling. After-school art program. Morning Glory Program for parents & toddlers 6 months to age 3. Summer Camps June and July. W:

Boulder Country Day School—Boulder 4820 Nautilus Court N. (303) 527-4931 x248 Contact- Susan Boyle Ages: Preschool - 8th Grade Licensed August - May/Camp Program Days: M-F Preschool Hours: 8 am to 1 pm or 3 pm Before- & after-school care and enrichment classes available. Accreditations: NAIS and ACIS. Small class size, one-on-one attention and a welcoming and caring environment distinguishes the preschool program at BCD. Inviting classrooms and creative outdoor spaces encourage active participation in a mix of activities and materials designed to enhance children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. The academically based curriculum is a mix of teacher-directed/childinitiated activity. Summer camp available in June and July. W: E:

Boulder County Head Start—Boulder 3482 N. Broadway (720) 564-2210 Contact - Susi Gritton Ages: 3-5 Licensed September - May Program Days: M-F (full-day) or Tu-F (half-day). Boulder County Head Start is a FREE, comprehensive (health, nutrition, family supports, social/ emotional, and physical development) preschool. In addition to a quality experience that supports school readiness skills for your child, we believe our job is to help families connect with resources and support families’ engagement in their child’s education. Income guidelines for eligibility apply. Se habla Español. W: E:

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Boulder Journey School—Boulder 1919 Yarmouth Ave (303) 443-8909 Contact - Christi Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years Licensed Year-round Hours: M-F/MWF/TuTh. 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Experience based learning for 21st century skills. W: E.

Broomfield Academy—Broomfield 7203 W. 120th Ave. (303) 469-6449 Contact - Pat Garner Ages: 2 1/2+ Licensed Year-round, including summer Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm before/after-school option (7 am to 6 pm). Days: M-F. 2, 3, or 5 days/week. 1/2-day & full-day options. Academic preschool and jr. kindergarten. Nationally accredited (NIPSA). An individualized education, helping children be exceptional, accelerated, and creative. Individual student learning plans, small class sizes, advanced curriculum, character education, and service learning programs, monthly field trips related to curriculum, before- and after-school programming, specialty classes in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, art, swimming, music, technology, and physical education. Five-acre campus, with creative outdoor spaces, a swimming pool, and a teaching garden for ages 2 1/2 -7. W: E:

Children’s Alley—Boulder 2222 14th Street (303) 449-1951 Contact - Staff Ages: 6 weeks - 12 yrs Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-Th 7:30 am to 8 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 6 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Drop-in, temporary child care center. Children are scheduled one day at a time, and fees are based on a sliding scale. Call at 2 pm to reserve child care for the following day. You may reserve ahead for Saturdays. Center features caring, experienced teachers, and nutritious meals and snacks are included. Please call or visit our website for more information. W: E:

Children’s House Preschool—Boulder 3370 Iris Walk Court (303) 444-6432 Contact - Michael Knuckey Ages: 21/2 - 51/2 yrs Licensed September through May Program Days: M-F morning sessions, 8:30 am-11 am or 12 noon, M-TH. Afternoon sessions 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Full-time option is available. Bringing books to life through the Storybook Journey since 1970. Our preschoolers explore and experience themes from children’s literature in a fully integrated way through dramatic play, art projects, cooking, science experiments, planting, block building, tactile play, music, and movement. Children discover the joys of becoming authors when their dictated stories are read to the class. Director Elaine McCarthy BCAEYC’s “Educator of the Year 2010” has been with the school since 1992. W: E:

Dream Makers Preschool—Boulder Boulder (720) 274-0101 Contact - Deb Gedenberg Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 yrs Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F Hours: 9 am to 1 pm, with optional extended day program until 3:15 pm (choose any two, three, four, or five days). The enriched learning environment at the enchanting Dream Makers cottage promotes a natural ongoing process that empowers children to make positive choices throughout their lives. By nurturing both intellect and spirit using the Reggio Emilia approach, your child’s capabilities are unearthed while playing, exploring, and making friends in a safe setting, among sensitive, loving teachers. Get ready for kindergarten! Our extended day pre-K program on Thursdays from 1 to 3:15 pm enhances your child’s elementary school knowledge & experience for easy transitioning into kindergarten. Summer programs available for ages 2 1/2 - 8 yrs. Maximum enrollment of 15 children. Ratio 1:5.

Exploring Minds Academy—Erie 4051 E. County Line Rd (303) 828-3452 Contact - Linda Ages: 6 wks -6 yrs. Licensed Year-round Programs Days: M-F Hours: 6 am to 6 pm Quality early learning programs taught by loving and nurturing teachers. Warm nutritious meals served. To ensure that your child is ready for school, all teachers are highly trained in early childhood education and work as partners with you to create a learning environment that is appropriate for each child. Specially designed classrooms filled with activities that encourage learning through discovery. Flexible full- & part-time programs. Accept Colorado Child Care Assistance program. W:

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First Presbyterian Cooperative Preschool—Boulder 1820 15th Street (303) 402-6386 Contact - Janet Madden Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 yrs Licensed September - May Program Days: M-F Hours: 9 am - noon/1:30. Optional after school program. Fully licensed by Colorado Department of Social Services. Safe, nurturing environment in a Christian Cooperative preschool. Connections class for typical peers/special needs, collaboration w/ B.I.P.R. Experienced teachers. Optional after-school programs available, including Spanish, dance, music, sports/games, and cooking/gardening. W: E:

Forest Park Montessori School—Lafayette 2687 North Park Dr. (720) 260-0519 Contact – Adena M. Boyd,M.Ed. Ages: 21/2 - 6 Licensed August through May/Summer Camp Program Days and Hours: M-F, 8:30 am-12 pm with an option for 3 or 5 afternoons 12 pm-3:30 pm. Before and aftercare available. Afternoon special offerings include baking, natural history, gardening, and art. FPMS is an authentic Montessori school, and a full member of the American Montessori Society with fully credentialed lead teachers. The curriculum and environment nurtures creative thinking, peaceful social interactions, and individualized instruction that gives each child the opportunity to learn and develop at his or her own pace. FPMS has an active parent community with parent development workshops, many volunteer opportunities, and a parent board of directors. Call today to schedule an individual tour of our beautiful school. W: E:

Friends’ School—Boulder 5465 Pennsylvania (303) 499-1999 Contact - Mari Engle Friedman Ages: 3-5 yrs Licensed & Accredited August - May/Summer Camp Program Days and Hours: Call for days and times. A supportive community, committed to educating the whole child—head, hands, and heart. Play and exploration-based preschool with a focus on relationships, communication, art, and a foundation for pre-academic skills. Small classes, low student/teacher ratios, wide variety of high-quality materials and experiences. Sliding-scale tuition based on family income and additional financial aid available. ACIS accredited, NAIS member. W: E:

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Gateway Montessori School—Longmont 1500 9th Avenue (303) 772-3864 Contact - Linda Gottschalk Ages: 2.5 to 6 State Licensed September through May Program Days: M-F . Hours: 8:30 to 11:30 am/12:45 to 3:45 pm. 4 or 5 half-day programs. M-Th or M-F. Offering an authentic Montessori morning or afternoon part-day program, plus an extended-day kindergarten for 5-year-olds in their 2nd or 3rd year at Gateway. W: E:

Longmont Wonder Kids Christian Education Ctr—Longmont 303 S. Bross Ln (303) 776-1072 ext 5 Contact - Cathy D’Addario Ages: 12 months - 5 years Licensed Year-round Hours: M-F. 6 am to 6 pm. Preschoool/Pre-K, 8:30-11:30. Flexible schedules for child care program. Full- & part-time available. The goal of Longmont Wonder Kids is to develop each child’s mind, body and spirit, while establishing strong Christian foundations of knowledge and a positive self-image. This is possible in our small class size with experienced teachers who have a great passion for children. Now scheduling tours. Come in for a tour and receive a free gift. W: E.

Miss Catherine’s Creative Learning Center—Boulder Miss Catherine’s Infant Center—Boulder 6525 Gunpark Drive, Suite 340 (303) 530-1820 5280 Spine Road, Suite 104 Contact - Catherine Médal Ages: 6 weeks - 6 years Licensed, NAEYC accredited Year-round Toddlers/preschool/pre-K: M-F, MWF or T/TH full day 7 am - 6 pm. Infant Center: M-F, 7 am to 5:30 pm. Creative curriculum, music teacher, breakfast, lunch, snack. Infant Center has a 1 to 4 ratio of teachers to students, newly renovated! Three developmental rooms—newborns, crawlers, and walkers. “Nurturing the whole child through creative learning.” Each child moves at his own pace to each developmentally appropriate group. Come visit us for a personal tour.

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Montessori Academy—Lafayette 801 N 111th Street (303) 926-8321 Contact - Jean Chorbajian Ages 1-6 years Licensed August - May/Summer Camp Program Days: M-F Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Full- and half-day programs, with before- & after-school care. Montessori Academy provides a challenging and nurturing environment that leads children toward confidence, independence, and a life of learning through discovery, observation, and positive, helpful friendships. We offer toddler, preschool, and kindergarten programs in a nurturing environment that respects each individual child. Montessori Academy has been an American Montessori Society member school since 2002. Our lead teachers are certified and have extensive classroom experience. We have a bilingual English/Spanish program in our preschool classroom. Music is each offered 2 mornings a week. Schedule a tour today! W: E:

Mountain Shadows Montessori School—Boulder 4154 63rd Street (303) 530-5353 Contact - Ann Kasunich Ages: 12 months to 12 years Toddler ~ Primary ~ Elementary ~ AMI-Accredited & Licensed Program Days: M-F, 9-month program for ages 12 months to 12 years and 9- or 12-month programs for ages 12 months-3 years and 3-5 years. Hours: Full day: 8:15 am to 2:50 pm, half day: 8:15 pm to 12 noon, extended hours program 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Mountain Shadows Montessori School is the only accredited AMI (Association Montessori International) school in Colorado. Located on a beautiful 12-acre country campus in Boulder, MSMS has continuously provided excellence in Montessori education since 1976. At Mountain Shadows, children joyfully learn to reach their full potential while developing skills for living a successful life. Call today to schedule your personal tour of our campus. W: E:

Patience Montessori School—Boulder 3600 Hazelwood Court (303) 449-5214 Contact - Patience Schutrumpf Ages: 6 weeks - 6 years Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F. Hours: 7:30 am to 6 pm Patience Montessori is a private multicultural Montessori school for children from the ages of six weeks though six years; we accept children who are not potty trained. Patience Montessori offers a child care program as a service to working parents; we are open yearround. Our teachers are Montessori-accredited and group-leader qualified. W: E:

Early Childhood Music—Boulder 1237 Pine Street (720) 244-8760 Contact - Cathy Compton Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years Licensed Year-round Program Days: Do Re Mi and You: Early Childhood Music 10:15-11 am on Mondays and Wednesdays $15 drop ins/ $100 punch card/10 classes. An innovative blend of singing, dancing, creative movement, instrument exploration, and personal expression in a beautiful, state-ofthe-art classroom. Our classes are rooted in quality LIVE MUSIC of American folk, world, and popular genres. The instructor accompanies the singing with guitar, banjo, drums, or piano. W: E:

StarSong LifeWays Child Care & Preschool—Boulder N. Boulder (303) 442-0998/(720) 203-9694 Contact - Julie Zacharias Ages: 1-5 Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F: 8:30 am -12:30 pm or 8:30 am -3:30 pm. (2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day options). Waldorf-inspired, relationship-based care in a home environment, where “life” is the curriculum. LifeWays focuses on nurturing, social, and creative arts, letting childhood unfold through imaginative play, storytelling, gardening, and plenty of time outside. Organic lunch provided. W: E:

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Strawberry Farm Strawberry Farm PreSchool—Boulder 2611 Pine Street (303) 709-0549 Contact - Rita Batiste or Carolee Corey (720) 289-5911 Ages: 0-6+ Licensed August - May, plus camp Program Days: M-F, 9 am to 5 pm. (2-, 3- and 5-day options). August 15th - May 31st, Summer camp: June 1st - August 15th. Nature and community-based program with experiential learning as the touchstone. All natural/organic snacks and lunch provided. Student/Teacher Ratio 3:1. W: E:

Sunflower Farm Enrichment Program—Longmont 11150 Prospect Road (303) 774-8001 Contact - Colette Ages: 5 to 9 yrs Program Days and Hours: M-Th. Choose one day or several. This program provides a broad overview of everyday rural lifestyle and sustainable living. Activities include daily chores, care and feeding of animals—big and small. We will be gardening, harvesting, and exploring traditional farm trades and skills. Guest professionals from the community are occasionally invited to share their expertise. Projects vary according to the season and student interest. Of course, we will always make time to incorporate good, old-fashioned play. Sensitivity and respect toward unschooling is addressed. Free open-house Friday, Aug. 16; 3-4 pm. No reservation required. To view schedule and register please check out our website. W: E:

Sunflower Farm Sprouthouse Drop-Off Program—Longmont 11150 Prospect Road (303) 774-8001 Contact - Bren Ages: 2.5 to 5 yrs Year-round Program Days and Hours: M-F. Choose 1 class per week or several. Mornings: 9 am to 1 pm, Afternoons: 1:30 to 4 pm This is an early childhood, outdoor, nature program. Even on cold days, we bundle up and walk the farm, feed animals, build snowmen, collect eggs, climb the giant tree house, catch toads, or follow bugs. Inside activities include books, blocks, and a recycled creative art building, where children choose from painting, woodworking, sculpting, fabric art, sensory materials, and more! This is a drop-off program, however, parents are welcome to stay anytime. W: E: sunflowerfarmmail@

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Sunflower Preschool—Boulder 3340 Dartmouth (303) 494-2012 Contact-Debbie Ellman Ages: 2 1/2 - 6 Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F Hours: 8 am to 4 pm. Part-time schedules available. Sunflower Preschool is now a certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom, National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat, as well as PACE certified since 2008. Sunflower Preschool, which opened its doors in 1981, offers a small, eco-friendly, play-based, hands-on nurturing environment where children learn through exploration and discovery. At Sunflower our classrooms are Montessori-based with a science and nature emphasis. The teachers are well-paid professional ECE teachers who have been a part of the Sunflower staff for years. Please come and take a look at our unique children’s science museum as well as the multisensory outdoor environment. W: E:

Treehouse Learning—Louisville 175 North 96th St. (303) 666-1950 Contact - Patti Gee-Head of School Ages: Infants - Kindergarten Licensed Year-round Program Days: M-F, 3 - 5 full days. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm or 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Treehouse Learning offers early education and child care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and full-day kindergarten. Our curriculum is comprehensive, integrating social skills with academics, Spanish, art, music, movement. Professional staff, small groups, secure environment, nutritious snacks and lunches, beautiful facility and naturally landscaped grounds. Located in the Indian Peaks area, near 95th & Baseline; independent school, local family-owned since 1997. Limited availability in all groups. W:

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Private o Alexander Dawson School—Lafayette 10455 Dawson Drive (303) 665-6679 Contact - Admissions Office Ages: K - 12th grade Licensed & Accredited September - June/Camp Program Days: M-F, 175 days. Hours: 8 am to 3:25 pm, plus AfterSchool Academy. A well-rounded, Renaissance approach. Student/teacher ratio of 7/1, daily enrichment (art, music, computers, library, foreign language, sports), stimulating academics, superb teachers. W: E:

Bixby School—Boulder 4760 Table Mesa (303) 494-7508 Contact - Pat Baker Ages: K - 5th Grade Licensed 9-month & year-round Hours: 8:30 am to 3:15 pm (7:15 am to 5:45 pm extended day) Small group instruction in language arts, mathematics, geography, science, music, art, and history, with curriculum geared to challenging each student’s needs. We teach to individual strengths, so every child thrives. W: E:

Boulder Country Day School—Boulder 4820 Nautilus Ct. North (303) 527-4931 x 248 Contact - Susan Boyle Ages: Preschool - 8th Grade Licensed August - May/Camp Program Days: M-F Hours: 8 am to 3 pm, middle school until 3:15. Before- & after-school care and enrichment classes available. Accreditations: NAIS, ACIS, and Approved Middle Years International Baccalaureate School. Situated on a picturesque, safe, and private 5.5acre campus, Boulder Country Day School provides a balanced, classical education distinguished by academic excellence and social development in a caring and supportive learning environment. Preparing all students to reach their potential. Summer camp in June and July. W: E:



Broomfield Academy—Broomfield 7203 W. 120th Ave. (303) 469-6449 Contact - Pat Garner, principal Ages: 2 1/2 - 14 yrs Licensed Year-round, including summer Program Days: M-F. Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Before- and afterschool programs. Academic preschool through middle school. Nationally accredited (NIPSA). An individualized education helping children be exceptional, accelerated, and creative. Individual student learning plans, small class sizes, advanced curriculum, character education, and service learning programs, monthly field trips related to curriculum, before- and afterschool programming, specialty classes in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, art, swimming, music, technology, and physical education. Five-acre campus with creative outdoor spaces, a swimming pool, and a teaching garden. Year-round enrollment. W: E:

Friends’ School—Boulder 5465 Pennsylvania (303) 499-1999 Contact - Mari Engle Friedman Ages: K-5th grade Licensed & Accredited Aug - May/Summer Camp Program Days: M-F Hours: 8:30 am to 3:15 pm Aftercare and enrichment classes 3:15 to 5:30 pm A supportive community committed to educating the whole child—head, hands, and heart. Experiential and integrated curriculum, emphasizing academics, problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, and social responsibility. Small classes, low student/teacher ratios. Sliding-scale tuition based on family income and additional financial aid available. ACIS accredited, NAIS member. W: E:

Hillside School—Boulder 6717 S. Boulder Road (303) 494-1468 Contact - Kathy Sherman Ages: 1 - 9th grade Licensed August - May/Summer program Program Days: M-F Hours: 8 to 11 am and 12 to 3 pm Hillside provides specialized, research-based instruction for students with learning differences such as dyslexia in grades 1-9, in a caring, supportive environment. Experiencing real academic growth allows our students to discover their full potential and become successful learners in all academic areas. W: E:

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Mountain Peak Private School—Longmont 1833 Sunset Place (720) 494-1622 Contact - Tom Buckett Ages: 3 - 12 yrs (6th grade) Licensed August - June/Summer Camp Program Days: M-F Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MPPS is an independent, nonsectarian school that focuses on educating the whole child. Recognizing that each child is unique, MPPS entitles its teachers to individualize curriculum based on each child’s developmental stage. We offer learning experiences that reach beyond the core academic areas beginning at the preschool level. We strive for excellence by nurturing each child’s intellect, curiosity, and social growth. And because studies have shown that large class sizes adversely affect learning, we are committed to keeping our classes small (15-16 for K-6th grades, 10-12 for preschool). Before/after-school care, daily PE, art, music, foreign language. W: E:

Schools Mountain Shadows Montessori School—Boulder 4154 63rd Street (303) 530-5353 Contact - Ann Kasunich Ages: 12 months to 12 years Toddler ~ Primary ~ Elementary ~ AMIAccredited & Licensed Program Days: M-F, 9-month program for ages 12 months to 12 years and 9- or 12-month programs for ages 12 months-3 years and 3-5 years. Hours: Full day: 8:15 am to 2:50 pm, half day: 8:15 pm to 12 noon, extended hours program 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Mountain Shadows Montessori School is the only accredited AMI (Association Montessori International) school in Colorado. Located on a beautiful 12-acre country campus in Boulder, MSMS has continuously provided excellence in Montessori education since 1976. At Mountain Shadows, children joyfully learn to reach their full potential while developing skills for living a successful life. Call today to schedule your personal tour of our campus. W: E:

The Patchwork School—Louisville 1428 Main St. (720) 271-6729 Contact - Michele Beach Ages: K-12, Preschool and Toddlers August - May & Summer Camps Program Days: M-F Hours: 9 am to 3 pm. Before and aftercare, from 8 to 9 am and 3 to 4 pm. The Patchwork School is a nonprofit, democratic school in Louisville, Colorado, with full-time and part-time programs for children ages 1 and up, as well as homeschooler programs. Our philosophy is composed of principles from Democratic Education, Reggio Emilia, and Humane Education. We are committed to preserving every person’s right to a life of self-direction, meaning, and joy. W: E:


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Tiny Tim Center—Longmont 611 Korte Pkwy (303) 776-7417 Contact - Cindy Ages: 2.5 to 6 Qualistar and NAEYC accreditation Hours: M-F: 7:30 am to 6 pm. Half- and full-day options & kindergarten. Preschool offering an inclusive classroom environment for both special needs and typical children. Low teacher to student ratios. Scholarships available to families who qualify. W: E:

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Health Care Directory BACK TO SCHOOLHealth Tips

Top 10 Ways to Stay Healthy 1. Get plenty of rest. Most kids need at least 10-12 hours of sleep per night to keep their immune systems strong. As days get shorter it is important to move back the bedtime as well. 2. Decrease sugar consumption. Sugar decreases the immune system function. As school snacks increase, try and make sure they are healthy and nutritious and perhaps protein based in order to sustain energy throughout the day and increase learning ability. As the fall holidays increase, be mindful of the increasing influx of sugary treats and try to set limits and maintain healthy eat habits. 3. Wash your hands, using friction for 20 seconds or as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday”, SLOWLY. 4. Teach your kids to sneeze into your arm crux to prevent the spread of germs. 5. Outdoor exercise everyday. You must have the appropriate SPF on you and your kids skin but it is important not to underestimate the power of even a few minutes of sun and natural light every day. Sunlight affects moods positively and is a natural anti-depressant. 6. During colder weather always wear a hat and scarf. It will protect the “wind gate” behind the neck and keep you warmer and healthier throughout the winter months. 7. Keep an herbal pharmacy on hand to use at the first signs of a cold. Talk to an herbalist or licensed acupuncturist to find out what you should stock up on. Some herbs can really help if taken in the early stages. 8. Eat lots of apples (and other seasonal fruits and veggies). Apples have been shown to strengthen your immune system by giving you a boost of Vitamin C and phytonutrients. Try for for 2-3 servings per day. 9. Add Humidifiers to the home. Fall dryness contributes to colds and flus that can develop during this time of year. Adding moisture to the home can help combat sinus and respiratory infections that can develop during the fall. Using a net pot can also useful. 10. Be proactive about preventing ear infections. Warm up garlic oil to body temp and add a dropper full to each ear canal. Ear candling can also be a solution for good ear health.

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Birthday Party Directory Boulder

Parents can relax; enjoy the guests and the wide-eyed wonder of the birthday crowd! Contact: Betty Quigley 303-443-8675


ABC Birthday Parties Ages: 3 - 18 1960 32nd Street Climbing Parties! Fun, low-stress, quality parties with ABC Kids Climbing. Includes party room, games, activities, pizza, cake, and climbing for kids of all ages and abilities. Hours: Call for times. Contact: Staff 303-443-5437

Ages: 4 - 18 Looking for a fun, unique, no mess idea? Let our party specialists WOW your young guests as they are guided through an exciting art extravaganza! Everybody takes home a masterpiece! To add sparkle to your party, you can choose from a menu of cool projects and mediums. Contact: Michelle Goffin 303-530-1368

Musical Birthdays Boulder

Clementine Birthday Parties Ages: 3 - 10 1237 Pine Street. New location! Parties designed with your child in mind. Art parties with high-quality materials and lots of fun for all for 11/2 hours. Minimum of 8 and maximum of 30 children. Optional extras of cakes, invitations, and gluten-free treats. Bright and spacious facility. Hours: Saturday morning and afternoon slots available. Contact: Staff 303-443-2520

1237 Pine Street Ages: 1-12 A “Musical Birthday” at the Off Broadway School of Fine Arts! Children and parents will explore music and movement together in a fun and creative environment. We’ll sing songs, play instruments, and even try some yoga stories for kids! Activities are led by our experienced staff, all of whom hold degrees in music education. Hours: Call for reservations. For parties of up to 15 children. Contact: Cathy Compton 720-244-8760


quests and birthday parties since 1995. Serving Boulder, Denver, and Surrounding Realms. For more information, please visit us online or call. 303-786-9216

Challenge Island Broomfield Academy Splash Parties Ages: 3 - 18 7203 W 120th Avenue Birthday parties in Broomfield Academy’s very warm indoor saltwater pool are a blast. And very affordable! Pool rental and lifeguard fee is $60 per hour (2-hour minimum). Heated and fully enclosed pool building is perfect for the kids to play games in the pool, in any kind of outside weather, including snow! Bring your own birthday cake. Or, have pizza delivered! Or, bring your own food. It is an easy way to have a party. This pool is great for kids—and our lifeguards are fun to have in the pool during your party! Call to reserve your pool party today! Private, semiprivate, and group swim lessons are also available after school and on weekends. Parent-tot class on Saturdays. Contact: Anica 303-469-6449

Ages: 5 - 12 Why just throw a party when you can throw a Challenge Island party! Choose from a whole slew of celebratory challenges (like our Ice Cream Stream Extravaganza and our Angry Birds Challenge at Catapult Cay) to create your own unique tribal birthday celebration! We supply all the Island party gear and giveaways (and even the cake if you like) and your guests supply the creativity. All challenges are based on the STEM Principles (Science,Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics). Your birthday boy or girl and all of their friends will have a wild time trying to Outthink, Out-play, and Out-PARTY on Challenge Island! Please visit our website for more details. Days: Seven days a week. Contact: Megan Johnson 303-776-0969 colorado-longmont

Countywide Fun in a Bubble

Birthday Parties play! at Grandrabbit’s Boulder

Ages: 1-9 2525 Arapahoe Ave H-7 The birthday child and guests will have an incredible experience being creative, experimenting and engaging in activities designed with plenty of play! in mind!

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Adventure Quest or Sword Games Birthdays


Ages: 6 - 16 Be the Hero of a Mythic Quest! Choose from swasher team games, Treasure Quest, or Adventure Quest. We come in costume, bring foam swasher swords, and lead the participants on an amazing adventure filled with riddles, dueling, interesting characters, and challenging games. Offering summer

Ages: 4 and up Wiggle and giggle with your kids! Fun for family members of all ages! Have a party where your family can learn the art of bubblology. Your child will experience and learn how to make “unbreakable” bubbles, make wands out of household items, stand in a bubble, make a smiley face and exotic shape bubbles, and many more activities. Children have had so much fun they ask, “Do we have to go eat cake?” Nancy will travel to your party site in Boulder County and surrounding areas. Call for fees. Contact: Nancy Winkler 303-709-4767

BOULDER County Kids

Lafayette Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Birthday Parties Ages: 3 - 10 111 W. Baseline Road Birthday Parties at the Recreation Center on Saturdays or Sundays. Choose from skateboarding, swimming, or gymnastics! Price includes 1-1/2 hours in the party room/ skatepark, cake, candles, tablecloth, paper goods, and one of 12 special party “themes.” Fees: $100185. Contact: Heide Barrowman 303-665-0469

Dog House Music Ages: 5 and up 525 Courtney Way Rock & Roll Birthday Parties! Authentic rock & roll birthday parties for kids, teens, and adults. Rock & roll makeover, interactive music video games on our giant flat screen, live performance by teen band. Hours: By appointment. Contact: Gary Lennox 303-664-1600


and classroom parties also available. Contact: Isabel or Robin 720-445-1006

Triple Creek Ranch Horse Birthday Parties Ages: 4 -12 4255 Nelson Road 2.5 Hours Party: “Paint-A-Dandy” for up to 10 children, ages 4 and up. Join the fun of games, playing with the mini horses and painting the special B-day horse, Dandy, along with a lead line ride! Of course it’s washable paint! $350.00. 2-Hour Party: “Cowgirl Up” for girls ages 12 and up, For those too old for painting ponies! 6 girls team up for games on horseback with 3 horses! Fun and upbeat memories with friends that they continue to talk about over and over! $300.00. All the information and pictures you need on the Web page! Kids and parents leave saying it’s the best parties and setting they have ever been to! Fast moving, FUN, lasting memories and smiles! With years of experience, TCR takes great pride in our parties, to make sure all the extra touches are there for your guest!$100 deposit required. Everyone will enjoy being at Triple Creek Ranch! Contact: Lynn McChesney 303-444-4291

Louisville Mountain Kids Gymnastic-Themed Parties

ICPonies Ages: 5 - 11 8590 N 87th Street Parties include pony rides, barrel train ride, crafts, and many more fun activities. Check out our website for more information, testimonials, and prices. Family day/night

Ages: 2-10 yrs 474 S. Taylor Ave. (in the Colorado Technology Center) Gymnastics-themed birthday parties include 1 hour of gymnastics time with our enthusiastic birthday party staff. Activities include a gigantic obstacle course, trampoline, games, relays, parachute play, and 30 minutes of party time for cake, presents, and other party activities. We

provide the party host, invitations, thank-you notes, and party favors, and of course take care of all the cleanup! Great parties for kids of all ages! Call for fees. Contact: Anna Narvaes 303-665-8287

Mudslingers Birthday Parties 920 Main Street Ages: 5 and up. Mudslinger’s Pottery is happy to provide a fun and unique birthday party experience. Each party attendee will learn to glaze a professionally hand-crafted piece of pottery. Learn more about how the pieces were made with a demonstration/mini lesson on the potter’s wheel for an additional cost of $25.00. Call today to set up your party! Fees: $18.00 per child. Hours: By appointment. Contact: John Hansen 303-926-0996

Nederland Birthday Party at The Carousel Ages: all 20 Lakeview Drive Rent the entire carousel or our upstairs party room. Party givers are welcome to bring their own treats; many local restaurants are able to provide food and drink. Fees: Party Room $40 per hour (includes 10 ride tickets). Entire carousel (available when we are not open) $125 per hour, which includes unlimited rides during your event. Call for more details. Days and Hours: we are always open Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm; please call for additional days and hours. Contact: Carousel Director 303-258-3457

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After-School Programs Arts & Science Boulder Valley School District Boulder Valley

Clementine Art Classes Boulder

Ages: Children to adults 1237 Pine Street. NEW LOCATION! Clementine Studio™ is a full-time, art enrichment program with hands-on, multimedia programs that encourage independent exploration of age-appropriate art materials in a nurturing and inspiring environment. Weekly classes, workshops, camps, parties, and more. Drop-in classes available and now offering BVSD in-service day camps—full- and half-day options. For a complete listing, please visit our website. Hours: Call for times and days. C: Lisa Holub P: 303-443-2520

CU Science Discovery Boulder

Ages: 5-13 3400 Marine Street Are you looking for an enriching experience that is so much fun your kids won’t even realize how much they are learning? CU Science Discovery offers a variety of after-school and student-day-off/holiday programs designed to inspire budding science enthusiasts. Programs explore technology and science using hands-on activities that are sure to delight. Please register online or by phone. C: Anjali Maus P: 303-735-2230

Ages: 6-12 Offering high-quality, affordable after-school and no-schoolday classes for kids. We provide instruction in visual arts, science, theater, cooking, and collaborative classes with various local organizations. Classes meet at BVSD schools and other locations in Boulder County. Please visit our website for complete class listings. Registration is available online or by phone. Program Days: M-F C: Lifelong Learning Registrar P: 720-561-5968

Sunflower Kids Art Studio Boulder

Ages: 3.5-15 5345 Arapahoe Avenue #6 Our children are taught in small, cozy groups, which allows each child to explore at their own pace and receive individual attention from the instructor. Sunflower Kids teaches children everything they need to know to create paintings that both kids and parents will be proud of. Hours: Classes held every day. Please see our schedule and online gallery for more information. C: Lika Maldutis P: 720-939-7545

Boulder Ballet School Boulder

Ages: 3-Adult The official school of Boulder Ballet, under the direction of Ana Claire. Rigorous training in an atmosphere of playful professionalism. Recipient of the Florence Ruston Award for Overall Excellence, Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding Teacher Award, and Best of Boulder Award. Program Days: M-F, Sat. Hours: 9 am-7 pm+ For information on classes please visit, or call registrar. C: Nan Streicker P: 303-443-0028.


Off Broadway School of Fine Arts Boulder

Ages: 8-12 1237 Pine Street Kuimba: Children’s World Music Ensemble. Beginning late August. Travel the world through music! Drum, dance, and sing your way from the jungle regions of West Africa to the shores of Japan, to the Andes mountains, and beyond! Kuimba is a performing children’s music group focused on the whole music experience, which includes singing, dancing, and playing a variety of instruments. Calling all adventurers aged 8-12. Reserve your audition today! Fees: $150/Semester Hours: 5 to 6:30 pm. Mondays C: Cathy Compton P: 720-244-8760

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Ages: All Join our dance family, where EVERYONE is a star! Dance with our expertly trained staff, receive personalized evaluations and recommendations for continual development, and watch your dancer grow. Live video observation! All ages and abilities! Class types include jazz, ballet, hip-hop, pom, and more. Others include preschool ages, boys only, all-star poms, “GLEE” boot camp, as well as opportunities for competitive and performing teams. Plenty of offerings to work for tight family schedules. Monthly packages and single-class pricing available! Check out our state-of-the-art facilities today and schedule your studio tour with a one-on-one meeting. P: 303-442-3745



Gymnastics Cheerleading

Boulder Guitar Coach Boulder

Afterbeat Drum School Louisville

Ages: 8 and up Private lessons in a creative environment, tailored to your child’s unique learning style. All levels and abilities welcome. Berklee College of Music graduate with 20 years of teaching experience. Ask about summer camp and group lessons! Located in downtown Louisville next to The Art Underground. Hours: Weekday afternoons/ evenings & Saturdays C: Christopher Beers P: 720-837-5410


Success Strategies 4 Kids Boulder

Ages: 6-16 Interactive, fun workshops for kids. Helping kids gain communication skills, reduce aggression, decrease behavior issues, and build friendships. SECRETS OF FRIENDSHIP: Six Skills to Make and Keep Friends. ALTERNATIVES TO ANGER: Strategies to Deal with Anger. Days: Thursdays. Fees: $185. ($165 early registration). C: Sherry Lewis P: 303-915-4421

Ages: 8 and up Guitar Lessons for Kids. Colorado certified elementary teacher. I can help your child to express themselves musically, while getting a solid music education and having Fun! Students will learn songs they are excited to play and make music from the very beginning. Days and Hours: M- Sat. 10 am-7 pm. C: Wayne Daniels P: 720-323-6424

Boulder Guitar Studio Boulder

Ages: 6 and up Guitar, Bass, Dobro, Lap Steel and Ukulele lessons for all styles and levels. Learn your favorite songs & the fundamentals, techniques, theory, & reading skills behind them. Custom approach determining your interests & focus on having fun while reaching goals. Fees: $30 per 30 minutes, $40 per 45 minutes, $50 per hour. Days and Hours: M-F, 10 am-7 pm. C: Lee Johnson P: 303-442-2379

Jewish culture, and Torah study, designed to inspire, delight, and nourish your child’s spiritual growth. Program Days: Sun-Th. Hours: afternoons/eve. C: Sue Salinger P: 303-443-4567


Mountain Kids Gymnastics & Dance Louisville

Ages: Walking and up 474 S. Taylor Avenue At Mountain Kids there are mountains to climb, rivers to cross, jungles to conquer, and fun to be had. Also, strength, flexibility, coordination, confidence, and new skills are acquired every day. Students discover their amazing movement potential through GYMNASTICS & DANCE classes in a safe, creative, and nurturing environment! We make moving and learning fun! Transportation available from select schools. Programs & times vary. Please call or visit our website for more information. C: Anna Narvaes P: 303-665-8287

Jewish Studies

Congretaion Nevei Kodesh Boulder

Ages: 6-13 years 1925 Glenwood. We provide Nevei Yeladim (Oasis for Children), a Jewish Renewal school with innovative programs in Hebrew,

Bilingual Tots Boulder County/Denver

Ages: 0-10 Bilingual Tots, a language school for children 0-10, total immersion language courses in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese, with native teachers in several locations. Small classes! Hours: Mornings and late afternoon sessions. C: Steven Roszell P: 303-351-1721


Molly Manners Social Etiquette Boulder County

Ages: 3-16 A fun, interactive, and effective program that empowers children to become confident, considerate, and respectful of themselves and others. Teaching good manners, etiquette, and social skills to children. Program Days: After school and weekends. C: Pia Richardson P: 303-242-1368

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After-School Programs Music Boulder Suzuki Strings Boulder

Ages: 4-18 Suzuki music instruction by registered faculty in violin, viola, & cello. Private & group lessons, note reading, theory, public performances, and more. Call for fees and times. Program Days: M-F C: Staff P: 303-499-2807

Music Together® Big Kids Boulder

Ages: 5-7 The next musical step for your 5-, 6- or 7-year-old. The Big Kids class blends elements of the beloved Music Together® curriculum with new musical activities perfect for older children. Classes integrate singing, movement, creative expression, beginning piano, drumming and tonal/rhythmic ear training. This is primarily drop-off class, though parents are welcome to stay if need be. C: Jane Smolens P: 303-413-1120

Music Together® of Boulder Ages: Birth-5 Small intimate parent/child programs. FREE demo classes offered throughout the year. Call for times and fees. Two Boulder locations—downtown and north. C: Jane Simms Roche P: 303-530-0434

Music Together® Central Boulder

Ages: Mixed ages, birth through 4 years. Research-based early childhood music & movement program, incorporating singing, movement, and instrument play for children & caregivers. Siblings welcome. Free demo by appointment. Weekly 45minute classes. Weekday mornings, Saturday morning, and evening times. Register online. C: Jane Smolens P: 303-413-1120

Parlando School for the Arts Boulder

Ages: All 2590 Walnut St. (Dairy Center) Parlando School for the Arts offers private instruction, group classes, and ensembles for students of all ages and abilities, on all musical instruments and in voice and musical theater. Our faculty of 50 of the region’s best teachers provide instruction to more than 700 students each week. More than half of our faculty have advanced degrees in music. C: Staff P: 303-442-0006

Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts Lafayette

Ages: All 200 E. Baseline Road Lessons, classes, and ensembles. Full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, RMCMA is committed to providing highquality musical experiences for people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and financial circumstances. We value excellence in arts education and

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access for all members of the community. Hours: M-F, 9 am - 9 pm C: Nancy Brace P: 303-665-0599

as adult students! NPR endorsement. Hours: By appointment C: Jessica Dinsdale P: 303-442-2690

Sandy Burrell Music Studio Niwot

a) Intro to Flute, 6 weeks. b) Intro to Violin, 8 weeks. c) Intro to Music, 1 semester – explore flute, violin, or piano. d) Penny Whistle Program – ideal class for ages 3 to 6. Fees:$10/class. Pay by session. Call for current class times. C: Sandy Burrell P: 303-652-3287

Piano Group Piano/ Keyboard Class Boulder

Ages: 6 and up Children learn musical notation, theory, composition/improvisation music in a fun, supportive, creative environment. Weekly one-hour classes. Small groups of 6 children or fewer. Keyboards provided during lesson time. Jane Smolens has been a piano/music educator since 1986. C: Jane Smolens P: 303-413-1120

Rose Garden Music North Boulder

Ages: 4 to 84 Deep LOVE of teaching music in a joy-filled, humorous way that leads to success & musicality for each student. Individualized, customized program that focuses on intrinsic motivation. Performance opportunities, emotionally safe, nonjudgmental, supportive, and happy environment. Extensive background in piano performance, composition, pedagogy, psychology, & childhood development has proven invaluable with children of all ages as well

10 Fingers, 88 Keys Group Piano Lafayette

Ages: 5 and up. 400 W. South Boulder Rd. #1400 Start your musical experience with group piano for ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17 in a fun and supportive environment! We offer Piano Together (for parent and child) and group sections. Private lessons, adult group piano, and recreational music making (adults) also available! Register online. Hours: M-Th. 4 to 7 pm. C: Nancy Thomadsen P: 720-771-8658


Swim•Float•Swim! Home of Infant Aquatics Longmont

Ages: 6 months and up. Diagonal Trade Center 795 S. Sherman Street Boulder County’s best swim lessons are in Longmont! At Swim•Float•Swim! Your child will learn to swim safely in weeks, not years. Our two warm-water indoor pools and UV water purification system ensure your child the safest and most comfortable water experience. We are the swim lesson

BOULDER County Kids experts—stop by our childfriendly facility to Discover the Difference. Hours: 7 am-7 pm, M-F C: Judy Heumann P: 303-499-2229

Swim School of Boulder Boulder

Ages: 6 months and up 3015 Bluff Street The Swim School of Boulder is the county’s premier aquatic training facility. As underwater experts in both scuba and swim training, we teach swimming skills and aquatic safety to all ages in our private, indoor 88-degree pool. Programs Days: M-Th, 9 am to 6 pm. C: Callie Holcomb P: 303-440-7946 (SWIM)


kids and teens year-round. Fall 10-week classes include Improv Shakespeare, Clowning in Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s Comedies. One-day workshops are held every month in Boulder, and culminate in a short performance for friends and family. Space is limited! Call for schedule: Contact: Amanda Giguere education/csf-school-theatre P: 303-492-1973

skills. Research proven curriculum guarantees rapid progress. Also offering ACT/ SAT/GED prep, advanced math and writing, foreign languages, and homework help. Flexible payment plans. Refund policy. Hours: M - Sat, 8 am-8 pm C: Staff P: 303-444-8422

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become crazy about math! Hours: 3 to 7 pm, M-Th; Sundays, 1:30 to 5:30 pm C: Lisa & Alan Iguchi P: 720-890-9000

Ages: Elementary School A nonprofit for increased student achievement. After-school literacy and math intervention program this fall and spring semesters. Intense intervention for a duration is the only way to increase achievement. Only four openings available. Must be behind in literacy or math. Hours: M-Th. After school until 5:15 pm. C: Kris Walton, Director and CEO. P: 303-717-7280


increase in just a few weeks of intensive instruction. Hours: M-F, 9 am-6 pm C: Deborah Kratovil P: 303-499-1941

Yoga Kids Boulder

Mathnasium MATH ONLY Learning Center


Colorado Shakespeare Festival School of Theatre Boulder

Ages: 8-18. The CSF School of Theatre offers classes, workshops and private coaching sessions for

Dreamcatcher Direct Instruction Centers Boulder

Ages: 5 to Adult 5440 Conestoga Court (at 55th and Arapahoe)

We promise at least one grade level increase in 30 hours of instruction, or we will teach your child for free! One-to-one supplemental educational services in reading, spelling, math, writing, critical thinking, and study

Grades: 1-College Calculus 2770 Arapahoe Rd. Ste 114 We make math make sense! Mathnasium’s affordable, proven, customized programs work with kids to build a solid MATH foundation that makes sense to them. Our programs increase confidence and help kids understand & do their homework. Catch-up and enrichment, private lessons, special summer camps & SAT/ ACT math prep programs. WARNING: Your child could

Ages: 3-10 and 18 mos-3 years Yoga Kids classes & Mommy & Me classes. I make yoga classes fun and interactive for kids and moms will enjoy an imaginative class with their younger children. Certified Yoga Instructor. Days and Hours: Tu/Th & M/Th. Please call for hours. C: Teri Jacobson P: 303-588-4092

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Fall Calendar of Events ART/MUSEUMS

Through August 22—Denver Children’s Museum of Denver Just Add Water for ages 1-8, from 9 to 4 pm, located at 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. Explore wild water! Drip, splash, splosh, woosh! With elements that are both simple and wildly unpredictable, there are many ways to get wet, to play and to learn in this outdoor summer exhibit filled with swirling, whirling, geyser-filled adventures. Call Rachael Fischer at (303) 561-0101 or e-mail or check out exhibits for more information. August 18—Denver Denver Art Museum CelebrARTE: Fiesta 2013 for all ages, from 1 to 4 pm, located at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Drop-in to DAM’s monthly, bilingual program. It’s summer, and it’s time for a Fiesta! Make festive decorations with a master artist and party with our CelebrARTE comunidad. Call Madalena Salazar at (720) 9130054 or please e-mail msalazar@ for more information or check out www. August 24—Lafayette W O W ! C h i l d r e n ’s M u s e u m WOW! Comic Con for all ages, from 10 am to 4 pm, located at 110 N. Harrison Ave. Join us for the first annual WOW! An event geared for young children and families. Featuring all day animation and art activities, the Museum is excited to host this awesome celebration of comics, characters, and costumes in collaboration with Comic Book Classroom. Call Kate Simpson at (303) 604-2424 or Tu/W/F—Longmont Discovery Days from 9 to 10:15 am, 10:15 to 11:30 am, and 12:30 to 2 pm, runs from early September through late May at the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road. This interactive drop-in program encourages children ages 2-5, to engage in creative, and sometimes messy, arts & crafts projects with their parents. Call (303) 6518374 for more information. Saturdays—Broomfield The Broomfield Depot Museum, located at 2201 West 10th Avenue, is open to the public on Saturdays

from 12 to 3 pm. Admission is FREE. Tours explain the station’s history and story of the Denver & Interurban Railway (D & I), an electric railway that ran on the Kite Route from Denver to Boulder via Broomfield from 1908 to 1926. For more information or to schedule a weekday tour for four or more call (303) 460-6824. Ongoing—Boulder The CU History Museum is open year round for ages 6 and up. Seven rooms, chronicling CU’s history and alumni accomplishments and space exhibit with moon rock from NASA. FREE. Located on the CU Campus. Call (303) 492-6329 for more information.


August 10—Boulder Boulder Public Library: Salida Circus: Digging Into Books for all ages, at 11 am, located at George Reynolds Branch 3495 Table Mesa Dr. and at 3 pm at Meadows Branch, located at 4800 Baseline. On a search to find the “moral of the story,” The Scarlets Meet Curious George, Runaway Bunny, Babar the Elephant, Frog and Toad, and other classic storybook characters! With circus acts, songs, and lots of audience participation. 50 minutes of educational circus fun for everyone. No reservations required. Call Hannah Lackoff at (303) 441-3120 or please e-mail for more information. T/W/TH—Longmont Longmont Public Library story times for ages birth to 6, located at 409 4th Avenue. Lap-sit, toddler, and preschool story times 10:15 and 11 am T/W mornings; Spanish story time TH evenings at 6:30, bedtime story time TH nights at 7 pm. Call (303) 651-8477 or check out Every Sunday—Boulder Boulder Public Library Go Club for ages 5-16, located at 1000 Canyon. Call Melanie Howard at (303) 441-3099 or please e-mail for more information or check out kids-family/storytime for more times and information.


August 25—Boulder Rocky Mountain Revels AUDITIONS: The Christmas

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Revels 2013 for ages 7-70, from 2-5 pm, located at Boulder Menonite Church at 3910 Table Mesa Dr. Do you love to sing? All children’s choir and adult positions open. Sing one a capella song for director Karen Romeo. Call Karen Romeo at (303) 440-9056 or e-mail for more information or check out August 29—Boulder Shalom Baby Boulder JCC Rosh Hashanah Field Day for all ages, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, located at 3800 Kalmia Ave. Make apple print challah covers, participate in shofar blowing, sample different types of honey and learn about bees and honey from a beekeeper. Bring your dinner and stay for a picnic. Call Beth Litz at (720) 3641812 or e-mail beth@boulderjcc. org for more information or register at Ongoing—Boulder The Language of Food presents French After-School, language, arts and crafts class for children in 1st through 5th grades, located in BVSD elementary schools, September through May. Please call Marie Nicoletti at (303) 819-4084 or please e-mail her at for more information. Ongoing—Boulder play!Time at Grandrabbit’s open M-F. for ages 1-9, located at 2525 Arapahoe, Ave H-7. Check website for times. Explore our interactive play!space with your children or sit back and relax while they have a blast. Call Betty Quigley at (303) 443-8675 or e-mail besquigley@ for more information. Please check out our website at M/T/W/F—Longmont Playgroups for parents and children, on Mon: 10 am to noon, infant and toddlers: Wed: 10 am to 12 pm, mixed-ages: Fri: 10:30 am to noon, & bilingual (Spanish) 0-4 playgroup on the 1st and last Fridays. Also, Fatherhood Connection every Tues, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, support and education for dads. Children’s Services can also help with child care referrals. Call St. Vrain Valley Center at (303) 776-5348. 1st & 3rd Fridays—Boulder Mothers & Babies—Leaders’ support group, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, at 7100 S. Boulder Rd. Also offers support groups for new moms and babies under 6 months old for a nominal fee. Call (303) 530-0698 or visit our website at for more information.

2nd and 4th Mondays—Boulder First Presbyterian Church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), for ages infant to 5, from 9:15 to 11:15 am, at 1820 15th Street. Mornings include food, craft, or activity, speakers with subjects relating to moms and discussion time that deepens relationships with your group. Children are cared for in parallel program called MOPPETS. Call MOPS information line at (303) 402-6455. 2nd Tues/3rd Thurs—Longmont La Leche League of Longmont breast-feeding support meeting for all ages, at 7 pm on Tuesdays and 9:30 am on Thursdays, located at 803 3rd Avenue. Helping mothers worldwide to breast-feed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. Babies and children welcome! Call Charlotte at (303) 747-6522 or (303) 303-818-9052 or Amanda at (303) 601-5689 or e-mail or check out for more information. 1st Mondays—Boulder La Leche League of Boulder and Erie monthly toddler breast-feeding support group meets from 10 to 11:30 am, located in the Community Room at Boulder Nurse Midwives, 4800 Riverbend Road, Suite 100. Dedicated to providing education, information, mother-tomother support and encouragement to women who are nursing their toddlers. Babies and children welcome. For more information call Diane at (303) 444-9849, Linda at (720) 3148839 or Kate at (303) 473-9918. Mondays—Westminster Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe Play Days for ages 2-7, at 11 am, located at 14622 Orchard Parkway. Stories, music, art, and adventure... new theme every week. Free! Call Betty Quigley at (303) 443-0780 or e-mail or check out for more information. 3rd Tuesdays—Boulder Local mothers are invited to a free meeting of the Boulder County chapter of Mothers & More. We connect moms through evening meetings, speakers, moms’ night out, book discussions, children’s activities, and MORE. Come and meet us! For more information check out Mothers-More-Boulder-County 3rd Tuesdays—Boulder La Leche League of Boulder monthly breast-feeding support group from 10 to 11:30 am. An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, dedicated to providing education, information, support, and

encouragement to women who want to breast-feed. Babies and children welcome. Call Molly (720) 9223549 or Diane (303) 444-9849 for information and meeting location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays—Boulder The Language of Food presents The French Cooking Club, a French cooking and Language class for children ages 7 to 12, from 2 to 5 pm, located at Stir-ItUp Cooking School, 1140 South Lashley Lane. Runs September to May. Please call Marie Nicoletti at (303) 819-4084 or e-mail her at or for more information. Daily—Countywide Boulder County WIC Program. Supplemental foods and nutritional health education for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women with children up to 5 years. Ongoing enrollment at 5 clinic sites. Boulder Office: 3305 Broadway; San Juan Office: 3100 34th St. in Boulder; Longmont Office: 529 Coffman, Suite 200; Salud Clinic: 231 East 9th in Longmont; Tri-cities Office: 1345 Plaza Court North, 3A in Lafayette. FREE. Call (303) 441-1451. Monday-Thursdays—Longmont Sunflower Farm now has an enrichment program for ages 5 to 8, from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a great program for home-school kids or as a supplement to your child’s kindergarten program. We provide a broad overview of everyday farm lifestyle and sustainable living involved in the care and feeding of animals, gardening, farm trades and skills and of course, we will always make time for good, old-fashioned, outdoor play. One day per week or more. Call (303) 774-8001 or e-mail for more information or check out www. Tuesdays—Boulder Boulder Zumba. Zumba dance fitness for Kids for ages 7-13, from 4 to 5 pm, located at 6185 Arapahoe Road. Rockin’ fitness parties for kids with kid-friendly routines & music. $5 drop-in or $40 for 10-punch card. Call Donna Shonle at (303) 604-9098 or e-mail for more information or Thursdays—Boulder Beyond MOPS...the next step. Join us for SAMS (School-Age Moms). New group for mothers of schoolage children (kindergarten-12th grade) to share their joys and challenges. Includes guest speakers, child care, and refreshments. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Cost: $5. Boulder Valley Christian Church, 7100 S. Boulder Rd. Call Jan at (303) 494-4248 or Darcy at (303) 9261590 for more information. Thursdays—Broomfield Tough Love Parent Support Group will meet at the United Church of

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Broomfield at 825 Kohl Street, from 7 to 9:30 pm. Call Jerry Hart at (303) 494-4598 for more information.

Friday Evenings—Lafayette City of Lafayette Bob Burger Recreation Center Friday Night Fun Club for ages 7-13, from 7 to 10 pm, located at 111 West Baseline Rd. A structured, supervised program that offers a safe, social, and recreational atmosphere. Call Debbie Wilmot at (303) 665-0469 or debbiew@ for more information or Saturdays—Boulder Boulder Public Library, Main Children’s Library Young Creative Writers for ages 8-12, from 10 to 11 am, located at 1000 Canyon Blvd. Writing is fun in this popular and free class for kids in 3rd through 6th grades! Call Melanie Howard at (303) 441-3099 or check out youth Ongoing—Boulder Music Together®/Mountain Song Music Studio, Inc. present a free Music Together Demo Class for ages birth-5 and their caregivers. Music Together® is a researchbased music and movement program including singing, movement and instrument play. Free demo classes by appointment. Call Jane Smolens at (303) 413-1120 or jsmolens@mountainsongmusic. com for more information or visit Ongoing—Boulder Sunflower Kids Art Studio offers year-round classes for ages 3.5 to 15, at 5345 Arapahoe Ave. Call Lika Maldutis at (720) 939-7545 or e-mail or visit us at Ongoing—Boulder/Longmont Boulder County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), for children ages 0-12, with drop-in clinics available on Tuesdays at 3460 N. Broadway in Boulder and on Thursdays at 529 Coffman Ave, Suite 100 in Longmont, from 11 am to 1 pm. Help with child care expenses for Boulder County children of low-income, activityqualified families. Contact (303) 678-6014 for more information or check out our website at www. If you need application assistance contact Elizabeth Groneberg at (303) 928-0821 or please e-mail her at Se habla español. Ongoing—Boulder County Need health insurance for kids? For ages 0 to 19. Boulder County Healthy Kids helps families enroll in the Child Health Plan (CHP+) and Family Medicaid. These free or low-cost public health insurance programs include coverage for kids, until they turn 19, and preg-

nant women. Call (303) 441-1589 or check out www.bchealthykids. org for more information. Ongoing—Longmont Swim•Float•Swim! Aquatic Academy—The ultimate swim lesson experience for ages 6 months and up. Boulder County’s only dedicated warm-water swim lesson facility where children learn to swim and float independently in weeks, not years. The Diagonal Trade Center, 795 S. Sherman St. Visit to discover the difference. Contact Judy Heumann (303) 499-2229 or e-mail


Through August 29—Boulder The Tebo Train runs Mondays to Thursdays, between 10 and 11:15 am in front of Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of 12th and Pearl Street. Hop on board for a fun ride on Pearl Street Mall. Admission is FREE! Through November 16—Boulder The Boulder Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm and on Wednesdays from 4 pm to 8 pm (open through October 2nd.) Located at 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon. Saturdays—Boulder Through August 31 the Boulder Outdoor Cinema for all ages, for the 7 pm movie (starts at dusk) is located behind BMoCA with prefeature entertainment that includes live music, contests, short films and more! Do check us out online at for more information. August 2, 4—Boulder Summer Sidewalk Sale. This notto-be missed shopping extravaganza offers great deals from downtown Boulder’s favorite merchants, both on and off the bricks. Let’s Get Local! Come out to take advantage of special offers and promotions throughout the weekend and remember that for every $100 spent locally, $68 stays in the local economy! Support hundreds of downtown businesses and get in on some of the hottest summer deals around! August 2-3—Longmont StuntMasters Inc. Pro Am Bike Jam! for all ages, from 10 am to 8 pm, located at Boulder County Fair. In addition to our pro BMX and skateboard performance we will be hosting a Kids Bicycle Jam each morning. Kids are invited to hang out with the pros, ask questions, get tips, hear stories and watch a pre-show performance! Call John Parker at (480) 269-7267 or e-mail for more information or check out August 3, 4—Boulder Rocky Mountain Tea Festival

for all ages. Held annually at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival is one of the country’s largest events celebrating All Things Tea. Sign up for one of our popular workshops with world renowned tea experts, sample and shop for tea products at the Tea Bazaar, enjoy a special four-course tea dinner at the Teahouse with each dish using tea as an ingredient, or bring the kids to our Renaissance Children’s Tea Party. Seatings at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Reservations required. Call (303) 442-4993 or check out for more information. August 2-11—Longmont Boulder County Fair, located at Hover and Nelson Streets. Check out or call (720 864-6460 or e-mail for more information. August 10—Boulder East End 2K at 8 am, for all ages. The summer race series concludes with the East End 2K, a Saturday morning race encompassing the East End of Pearl Street. Bring the family for one final pursuit of speed before school begins. A 1K kids’ race will also take place for ages 2 to 11. The race begins and ends at 15th and Pearl Streets. All waves will be professionally chiptimed. The awards ceremony will begin immediately following the final wave. Awards will be given for the East End 2K AND for the series. Register online at August 10—Erie 2013 Mighty Kids’ Triathlon. Join us for the 6th annual Mighty Kids’ Triathlon! Age Divisions: Boys’/ Girls’: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Distances: Ages 5-8: Swim-25 meters, Bike-1 mile, Run-1/2 mile. Ages 9-12: Swim-50 meters, Bike 2 miles, Run-1 mile. Call (303) 926-2700 for more information. August 10-11—Boulder Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance presents the 19th Annual Boulder Asian Festival for all ages, from 11 am to 5 pm, located at 1300 block of Pearl Street. Showcasing the arts, crafts, food, music, and performances from various local Asian and Pacific Island communities. The traditional lion dance will be performed on both days. Call Jasmine Poole at (303) 449-0108 or e-mail for more information or check out August 13—Longmont Swim Float Swim! Back to Pool Party for ages 6 mos & up, from 8 am to 6 pm, located at 795 S. Sherman Street. Three live concerts, featuring Katherine Dines & the Hunktabunkta Band, face painting, prizes & discounts on fall lessons. Swim demos and food

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trucks. (Note: scheduled swimmers only, no open swim). Call Judy Heumann at (303) 499-2229 or e-mail for more information or check out August 13-14—Longmont Dog Swims at activity Pools from 4 to 7 pm. Tuesday at Kanemoto Activity Pool and Wednesday at Roosevelt Activity Pool. Fee: $3 per dog. Call (303) 651-8406 for more information. August 14—Westminster Butterfly Pavilion Bugs & Beer for parents 21+ from 6 to 9 pm, located at 6252 W 104th Ave. Cheers for bugs and beers! Handcrafted beers paired with delectable delights, guided Sunset Stroll through our tropical rainforest. Limited seating available. Call Ashley Garbin at (303) 469-5441 or e-mail for more information or August 16—Lafayette City of Lafayette Art Night Out for all ages, from 5 to 9 pm, located at 311 S. Public Road. In addition to a great band lineup, enjoy Arty’s Creation Station, free handson art for kids of all ages. The Creation Station offers Ping Pong Painting. August’s free concert is Sambadende. Call Susan Booker at (303) 665-5588 or e-mail susanb@ for more information or www.cityoflafayette. com/ano August 24—Longmont Boulder County Parks and Open Space Kids Gone Fishing for ages 6-15, from 9 am to 12 pm, located at Cattail Pond at County Fairgrounds. Get fishing! This event is for kids who have never fished or who want to learn more about how to fish. Kids go through stations to learn about casting, baiting a hook, fish handling, and more. Then they get to practice their new skills while fishing. Call Michelle Bowie at (303) 678-6219 or e-mail mbowie@bouldercounty. org for more information or check out August 30 to Sept 2—Denver Downtown Denver Events, Inc. A Taste of Colorado for all ages, from 11:30 am to 10 pm, located at Civic Center Park, downtown Denver. Join us for the 30th year of A Taste of Colorado! Five entertainment stages include national, local, and ethnic music in a variety of genres, children’s performers, and much more. Festival-goers can also try a variety of culinary delights from more than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments, including a fine dining area and culinary showcase. Plus, visitors can enjoy the offerings of more than 280 marketplace artisans and vendors, as well as educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region. Call

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Kelly Katona at (414) 354-0200 or e-mail for more information or you can check out

Ongoing—Boulder Monthly art exhibits from Boulder Valley schools, at Boulder Valley Credit Union, at 5505 Arapahoe Avenue. Call LeAnn at (303) 4153514 for more information. Ongoing—Boulder Fiske Planetarium presents Public Astronomy Shows for ages K-20. $4 for adults, $3 for children/ seniors. Call (303) 492-5001 or (303) 492-5001 or www.colorado. edu/fiske for more information. Ongoing—Boulder The Business Women’s Connection currently has a few openings in their weekly group of women professionals from the Boulder County area. We are a weekly group supporting one another both professionally and personally. Check www.businesswomensconnection. com for more information and to see how to visit our group.


September 14—Boulder Boulder Public Library: Pakua Martial Arts for ages 6 and up, at 11 am, located at George Reynolds Branch 3495 Table Mesa Dr. and at 3 pm at Meadows Branch located at 4800 Baseline. Pakua is noncompetitive and is conducted by instructors and masters who make sure the children develop their skills in complete safety. No reservations required. Call Hannah Lackoff at (303) 441-3120 or e-mail for more information. September 24—Boulder Friends’ School presents Confident Parenting: No Is an Answer for adults only, from 6 to 7 pm, located at 5465 Pennsylvania Ave. Parents are invited to this FREE event to learn more about parenting strategies. Please RSVP. Call Mari E. Friedman at (303) 499-1999 or e-mail info@friendsschoolboulder. org for more information or check out


September 7—Brighton Darling Doubles Huge Kid Stuff Sale for parents, from 8 am to 1 pm, located at 9755 Henderson Road. Thousands of gently used baby and child clothes, toys, and equipment on sale at fantastic prices! $2 admission and 1/2-price sale final hour. Come get great items for your kids at a great price! Call Julia Fritze at (720) 272-2501 or e-mail

Page 44 • for more information or please do check out September 7—Erie Back by popular demand, this event returns for its 4th year! Erie’s #1 Family Event! Located at Erie Community Park, this is an outdoor and nature-based event where participants enjoy overnight camping in the Erie Community Park plus other activities such as a climbing wall, kayak tanks, mountain bike course/demo, and a variety of environmental education vendors. Community dinner, outdoor movie, and many fun contests, too! For more information, please call (303) 926-2550. September 7—Longmont Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center Family Harvest Festival for all ages, from 2 to 5 pm, located at 600 S. Airport Road. An educational, fun-filled afternoon featuring pumpkin painting, parenting discussions, massage, acupuncture and local family-oriented vendors. Call Stacey Donelson at (303) 7720598 or e-mail for more information or please do check out www. September 7—Longmont Longmont Recreation Services presents the Taste of Therapy Fair which provides the opportunity to try a variety of alternative wellness options at Izaak Walton Clubhouse, from 10 am to 1 pm. September 9—Boulder Dream Makers Preschool presents a free Jeff Kagen Concert for all ages, at 5 pm, located at 1345 28th St. Environmental musical concert and open house. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free raffle to win a box-set of autographed CDs. Call Deb Gedenberg at (720) 2740101 or e-mail for more information or please do check online at www. for directions. September 13-15—Boulder Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest on Friday from 5 to 10 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Downtown Boulder’s 3-day autumn festival features local food and microbrews, music, children’s entertainment and a children’s carnival and more than 30 artisan booths on Saturday and Sunday all along the historic Pearl Street Mall. A great event for families or anyone who enjoys spending time outside in the gorgeous fall weather, join us for the 2013 Fall Festival as we celebrate fall in picturesque downtown Boulder. Free parking Saturday and Sunday in the City Parking Garages. September 14­—Denver Denver Art Museum Day at Dye Garden: Flowers 2 Fabric for all ages, from 10 am-4 pm, located at

100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Come see the changes that have taken place in our pop-up Dye Garden over the summer! See experts demonstrate natural dyeing and experiment yourself. See how to transform plants in your garden into natural dyes. Become a Dye Detective and discover where natural dyes are used in the museum collection. Call at (720) 913-0130 or e-mail info@ for more information or do check out www. September 14—Lafayette WOW! Children’s Museum Go Figure! Exhibit Grand Opening for all ages, located at 110 N. Harrison Ave. On loan from the Minnesota Children’s Museum, Go Figure! is a national traveling exhibit that introduces early math concepts, such as sorting and measuring, through kid-sized environments inspired by familiar children’s books. Join us for the exhibit grand opening celebration with a variety of math games, activities and story time. The exhibit is sponsored in part by the Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club. Call Katie MacDonald at (303) 604-2424 or please do check online at www. September 14—Roxborough Rocky Mountain Sierra Club Step Strong Colorado Hike-a-Thon for all ages, from 8 am to 4 pm, located at 4751 E. Roxborough Dr. Families can hike and have fun at this year’s premier outdoor fundraising event to promote and preserve Colorado’s environment, wilderness areas, and outdoor recreation spaces. Four levels of hiking experience for you to choose from. Help the cause and have more fun by gathering pledges and competing for awesome prizes. Call Dave Read at (303) 861-8819 or e-mail for more information or check out September 14—Westminster Annual Gala at the Butterfly Pavilion Gala, from 6 to 11 pm, located at 6252 W 104th Ave. Where the beetles are strong, the butterflies are good looking, and the tarantulas are all above average. Contribute to grassland conservation through local food and beverages, entertainment and auctions, and plenty of your favorite Butterfly Pavilion companions. Live musical by Colorado’s own, The Samples! Individuals: $75, Patron Table: $1,500, Corporate Table: $2,000. Registration for tickets closes September 7. To purchase tickets visit www.butterflies. org Sept 17 to Nov 5—Boulder Shalom Baby Boulder JCC Signing Smart Baby Sign Language for ages 6 months to 2 years, from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm, located at 3800 Kalmia Ave. This program

uses American Sign Language for early communication and longterm learning with hearing infants or toddlers. Call Beth Litz at (720) 364-1812 or please e-mail beth@ for more information or do check online at www. September 20—Lafayette City of Lafayette Art Night Out for all ages, from 5 to 9 pm, located at 311 S. Public Road. In addition to a great band lineup, enjoy Arty’s Creation Station, free hands-on art for kids of all ages. Arty’s will paint the Lafayette Community Mural in September. Come by and help us paint a large-scale traveling community mural. The featured band is Moors and McCumber. Call Susan Booker at (303) 665-5588 or e-mail for more information or check out September 22—Denver Children’s Museum of Denver Hop, Skip & a Jump Start for ages baby to 8 years, at 9 am, located at 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. Lace up for the perfect race for every member of the family. With a stroller-friendly 5K, Kid Course, Toddler Trot, an Infant Crawl and a day of activities and healthy snacks, it’s the perfect way to show how fun a healthy lifestyle can be! Call Rachael Fischer at (303) 433-7444 or for more information and costs or please do check out September 29—Boulder Boulder County Parks and Open Space Autumn Heritage Day at Walker Ranch for all ages, from 10 am to 3 pm, located at 7701 Flagstaff Mountain Road. This historic homestead will come to life as costumed cultural history volunteers demonstrate the lifestyle and daily chores of a working 1880s ranch. Every year a highlight of the event is the vintage baseball game. Once again, the Walker Ranch Boys will take on their rivals, the Denver Bluestockings. This game is a favorite activity of visitors year after year. Call Sheryl Kippen at (303) 776-8848 or e-mail for more information or check out www.


October 17—Boulder Shalom Baby Boulder JCC Trauma and the Young Child for adults, from 9:30 to 11 am, located at 3800 Kalmia Ave. Sudden, unexpected, and overwhelming experiences can be traumatic to a young child. The more we know about trauma from a neurological and developmental

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October 4—Boulder The Pearl Street Stampedes have been marching through downtown Boulder every Friday night before CU home football games for the past nine years. Hundreds of Buffs fans line the Pearl Street Mall to enjoy the sounds of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and to cheer on members of the CU football team. Led by Stephen Tebo’s vintage 1948 fire truck, the Golden Buffalo Marching Band performs for fans starting on the 1300 block of Pearl Street, moving west, stopping along the 1200 block and 1100 block to entertain. The Stampedes start at 7 pm in front of the Boulder County Court House. It’s FREE and fun for the whole family. This is a great opportunity to cheer on your favorite Buffaloes and listen to the traditional sounds of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band! October 4-6—Boulder OpenArts Fall Artist Tour for all ages, from noon to 6 pm each day. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 4, from 6 to 8 pm at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery. Free. Check out www.openstudios. org for more information. October 12—Longmont Longmont Recreation Services presents the Taste of Therapy Fair which provides the opportunity to try a variety of alternative wellness options at Izaak Walton Clubhouse, from 10 am to 1 pm. October 12—Boulder Boulder County Parks and Open Space Junior and Senior Fishing Derby for all ages, from 9 am to 12 pm, rain or shine, located at Wally Toevs Pond east of Boulder at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat. If you are 64 years or older and have a valid Colorado fishing license, bring along your favorite angler who is 15 years or younger and enjoy fishing together. The first ten kids receive a free fishing pole. Prizes are given to the pair who catch the heaviest trout, have the largest age difference, and are first to catch the limit. Call Michelle Bowie at (303) 678-6219 or e-mail for more information or check out October 13—Denver Denver Art Museum Totspot Sunday for all ages, from 10 am to noon, located at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Bring your under5-year-olds with the whole family and join us every second Sunday

of the month for in-gallery performances with Buntport Theater at 10:30 or 11:30 am. Free with museum admission. No reservations required. Call at (720) 913-0130 or e-mail for more information or check out October 15, 16—Lafayette W O W ! C h i l d r e n ’s M u s e u m October Discovery Days for all ages, from 10 to 1 pm, located at 110 N. Harrison Ave. Sailing with Pirates. Discover your inner scientist! Dropin and explore our monthly informal hands-on science sessions. Included with your museum admission. Call Katie MacDonald at (303) 604-2424 or please do check online at October 19—Thornton LifePrint Event. The John Walsh Child Safety Program. FREE child safety for ages 0-99, from 10 am to 5 pm, located at 1800 W 104th Ave. This event will equip parents with vital tools, FBI-certified biometric fingerprints, FBI-certified biometric new palm prints, digital photograph, and Child Safety Journal to safeguard your children. Call Ashley Brickman at 954-999-1460 or please e-mail her at Ashley@ for more information. October 19, 20—Westminster Bug-A-Boo at Butterfly Pavilion from 9 am to 5 pm, located at 6252 W 104th Ave. Celebrate the fall season dressed in your Halloween best while enjoying indoor trick-ortreating, creepy crawly activities, a parade led by Pete the Mantis, and lots more fun for the whole family to enjoy! Call Ashley Garbin at (303) 469-5441 or please e-mail for more information or check online at October 26—Erie Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Trunk or Treat. Prizes for best costumes and lots of fun. Hope to see you there! Call (303) 9262700 for more information. October 26—Longmont Longmont Recreation Services presents the Annual Halloween Parade, a walking parade for youth and their families to show off their costume creations. Starts at 9:30 am for lineup, 10 am parade. October 27—Boulder Boulder Public Library: George Reynolds Branch Haunted Library for ages 1-10, at 2 pm, located at 3595 Table Mesa Drive. Slightly spooky and super fun Teen Advisory Board sponsored Halloween Party for kids age 10 and under. Call Hannah Lackoff at (303) 441-3120 or please e-mail for more information.

October 27—Lafayette Bob L. Burger Recreation Center Great Pumpkin Race for all ages, at 4 pm, located at 111 W. Baseline Rd. All pumpkins will be launched in the Lazy River. Watch them race through the lazy river to the finish line. The winners will receive prizes, free passes and more. Join us in the gym for fun and games at 4:15pm. Call Debbie Wilmot at (303) 665-0469 or e-mail for more information or check out www. October 29—Boulder Friends’ School Preschool Parent Info Meeting, for adults only, from 6 to 7:30 pm, located at 5465 Pennsylvania Ave. Tour our preschool, meet teachers, and learn in depth about Friends’ Preschool program and curriculum. Please RSVP. Call Mari E. Friedman at (303) 499-1999 or e-mail info@ for more information or check out October 31—Boulder Munchkin Masquerade on Pearl Street Mall for all ages, from 3 to 6 pm. Each Halloween, downtown Boulder is invaded by thousands of tiny ghosts and goblins, dinosaurs and dragons, fairies and princes, superheroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street. Join in for a fun-filled afternoon!

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