Every month is an exciting month at El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center. For a full list of events for kids and families, 719-520-6387 or 520-6745 or visit www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com.
Kids and teens
Fountain Creek Nature Center Junior Docent program is a new volunteer opportunity for mature and dependable teens who are outgoing, want to develop public speaking skills, learn about nature and will commit to volunteering at least 4, 3-hour shifts during the summer. And it will look great on a resume later! After a required training […]
The Board of El Paso County Commissioners are celebrating the ever-expanding role that local libraries play in the region by honoring Library Week 2017 that runs from April 9 through 15. The Pikes Peak Library District, which formed in 1962, served more than 3.4 million people in 2016 at its 14 branches as well as […]
Time was, the prom meant a new dress (or a sister’s hand-me-down) and your date, who wore a suit and brought a corsage, picked you up in his own (or parents’) car and you went to the dance and then home. Any teen-ager today would laugh at such an idea. When my own kids were […]
Bass Pro Shops is holding a FREE Easter event for kids April 8-16. The event includes kids’ crafts, Easter bunny photos and an Easter egg hunt (ages 2-10 on Saturday only). Activities vary daily. For a full schedule of events and to register for some of them, click on the link above.
There’s a local Web site that keeps track of which restaurants offer FREE meals to kids on certain nights of the week, and if you have kids, you should check it out. Go ONLINE to Springs Bargains for a current list. Some restaurants that offer FREE or steeply discounted meals for kids at various times […]
It seems as if advertisements for kids’ parties are everywhere I go — restaurants, gymnastics studios, the YMCA, hair salons, on and on. It only makes sense that all of these places want in on the kid party scam; they know they can make a fortune hosting one. While it might be easier to have […]
Learn lots about local history, biology and geology at events hosted at the Garden of the Gods, our amazing city park. The nature center programs there offer 1- to 2-hour programs, including nature hikes, lectures and classes. All are FREE bur preregistration is required by calling 219-0104 or by emailing email@example.com. There also are FREE […]
We love ideas for cheap kids’ activities and homemade toys. The creativity used to make handmade toys is fun in itself. Plus, using household items is a good way to reuse and recycle stuff you already have. Here are 10 DIY toys, games and kids activities suitable for indoor play. The simplest kids activities are listed first, followed […]
Mueller State Park is has a full calendar of programs designed for every month of the year. Guided hikes take you into the backcountry to see and enjoy wildflowers and wildlife in summer, snow sports in winter. Children’s programs help them discover nature. Learn a new hobby in archery, fly fishing or water color painting. Enjoy […]