Boulder Kids Weekend Guide, November 10 – 11, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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This weekend, check out Longmont’s Annual Turkey Tro, do some holiday shopping at not one but TWO craft markets (with activities for the kids!) or see Jeff and Paige at Rayback! These and MORE happening this weekend in and aroun Boulder.


44th Annual Longmont Turkey Trot

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Photo Courtesy Longmont Recreation Services

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9 AM – 12 PM

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, GO! Sign up to run one of the most scenic, fastest, 10k or 2 mile courses around, the Longmont Turkey Trot! 10K course also has a Wheelchair Division. Don’t just run for the fun of it, all of the Longmont Turkey Trot proceeds benefit the City of Longmont Youth Scholarship Fund! 2018 Theme: “Colorado Edition”. Show your pride and support for our Veterans! For full information, click here.

The Nutcracker Storytime with Boulder Ballet

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Ballet

Join the Boulder Bookstore for a special storytime reading of The Nutcracker, presented by ballerinas from the Boulder Ballet Company.

This event will be held at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.

Board Game Testing Party

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Photo Courtesy Myra Makes

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 4 PM – 6 PM

We’ve been working on something new, and it’s time to share it with you! Join the Myra Makes team for a free (snacks included!) game playing session at the Boulder Public Library. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot here.

This event will be held at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.


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Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

Jeff & Paige at the Rayback Collective

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 10 AM – 11 AM

Enjoy an indoor, hour-long, science and nature-focused kids’ concert at Boulder’s hippest hub for food, community and music. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. Show appropriate for kids ages 3-8.

This event will be held at Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304. Tickets are $10, available here.

Paws to Read

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Photo Courtesy Lafayette Public Library

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Check out the super fun PAWS to Read program this weekend at the Lafayette Public Library! Kids ages 5-10: Spend 15 minutes reading to a special therapy dog. They are cuddly, good listeners who would love to hear your stories.

Lafayette Public Library is located at 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026. This event is FREE.


Boulder Mountain Handmade Market

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Mountain Handmade

When: Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 10 AM – 4 PM

Shop the Boulder Mountain Handmade Market that gives back to volunteer firefighting to benefit the Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District Auxiliary! Boulder Mountain Handmade features over 60 artisans in its market, plus Boulder’s best bake sale, a FREE all-ages maker area, live music, and fire truck tours. Free admission, plenty of parking.

The market will be held at Boulder Elks Lodge & Pool, 3975 28th St, Boulder, Colorado 80301. Cost: FREE.

Deck The Mall Holiday Art & Craft Fair

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When: Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 10 AM – 5 PM

Come down to Downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall to kick off the holiday season with some holiday cheer and festivities. You will find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list among the fabulous specialty shops on the historic Pearl Street Mall in conjunction with an open air Holiday Festival. There will be a variety of one of-a-kind seasonal items, unique holiday gifts, and handmade treasures crafted by local artisans. This free holiday shopping spectacular will include great live music, a free holiday craft design area, and fun for the whole family. Deck the Mall is also raising funds for the Imagine! Foundation, which has been assisting families with developmental delays and disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties since 1963.

Deck the Mall will be held on Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder. This event is FREE.

A Christmas Story: The Musical at Boulder Dinner Theater

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Photo Courtesy BDT Stage

When: November 10, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Directed on Broadway by Tony Award®-winner John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, this musical based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette.  A Christmas Story, The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!

Boulder Dinner Theater is located at  5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. $40 – $, Tickets here.

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