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 […]
Kids and teens
El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center offer a full slate of events and activities for all ages all year round, including such activities as painting, photography, volunteer training,children’s programs . To locate them, get their schedules and fees, visit www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com.
There are plenty of opportunities to see great art locally, but if you want to visit the Denver Art Museum in the Mile High City, consider going on the first Saturday of any month. Colorado residents get in FREE with ID. It’s open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway […]
In an effort to maximize learning opportunities and foster a lifelong love and appreciation for the arts with area youth, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) is proud to announce the Passport to the Arts program for fourth grade students and their families. This is one of many new offerings to […]
Halloween will be here before you know it. Save your money for the candy corn and Snickers bars you’ll be giving out to trick-or-treaters by skipping high-priced, mass-produced, store-bought costumes this year. We have 97 clever, cheap costumes you can make at home. Read the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap. […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There also are FREE […]
If your child regularly brings his or her lunch to school, you’ve faced the “what to pack” dilemma. You want to pack something nutritious, but you also need to be sure your kids will eat it. A thrown-out lunch does nothing for your child’s health or your wallet; it’s basically cash in the trash. In […]
It’s school days again, and time for the annual conundrum: hot lunch or sack lunch? The problem with hot lunches is that a lot of kids don’t like them, and they’re heavy on carbs, fats and processed meats (hot dogs and pepperoni pizza). School lunches often don’t cater to special needs, for example, if a child […]
Most parents do not relish back-to-school clothes shopping. The crowds and the cost create a less-than-enjoyable experience. We can’t fix the crowds but we can help with the cost. We have some tips and tricks for getting a back-to-school wardrobe on a budget. Read all about it on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
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 […]