Kids Weekend Guide: April 7 – 8, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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The Spring weekend that all the kids have been waiting for is here! The Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival will return to Pearl Street this Sunday. Also, this weekend check out art and maker events, a health fair, the Cesar Chavez celebration, yoga and more! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio

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Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio Facebook Page

When: Saturday, April 6, 2018

Where:  Tinker Art Studio, 5926, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 9:45AM – 10:45AM or 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Cost: $12/child per hour

Ages: 18 months – 12 years

Tinker Time at Tinker Art Studio is an opportunity for children to engage in art exploration. The studio offers several stations set up with a variety of materials as well as ideas and techniques for use of materials are offered. Children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Paints, oil pastels, clay, print making, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage… are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time. Parents can drop off their artist off anytime during Tinker Time to run a few errands, take a break at the coffee shop, or stay at Tinker watching their artist at work. All ages are welcome, but if your child is under 4, we ask that a parent or caregiver remain with them in the studio. Tinker Time is limited to 16 students, so if you want to be guaranteed a spot, it’s highly encouraged that you reserve a space in advance.

Fairy Garden Workshop

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Photo Courtesy Shelly’s Garden Country

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: Shelly’s Garden Country, 4181 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 1 – 2 PM

Cost: $30 per kit*, tickets available here.

Create your very own magical fairy garden at Shelly’s Garden Country in Broomfield. Make one for yourself or bring along a friend or child and spend time together creating memories. Fairy gardens are so much fun and something the entire family will enjoy. *$30 fee includes cone plant, one fairy and soil.

Lafayette’s 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

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Photo Courtesy The Empowerment Center of East County

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: Sanchez Elementary School, 655 Sir Galahad Dr, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 12PM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Free and open to the public, Lafayette’s 14th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration will kick-off at 12:00PM at Alicia Sanchez International School (655 Sir Galahad Drive), where a Convivio featuring free refreshments, live entertainment, children’s activities, and student presentations, will be held. A “Seeds of Justice” march will follow at 1:30PM with departure from Alicia Sanchez International School. The march will conclude at the Lafayette Public Library where the Lafayette premiere screening of Motus Theater’s film, which is dubbed in Spanish and which depicts the lives of undocumented youth through the eyes of law enforcement leaders. A corresponding discussion will take place from 2:30 – 5PM. Children’s activities, including youth-facilitated Reading to End Racism circles, will also be coordinated. This event is brought to you by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East CountyLafayette Police DepartmentLafayette Public LibraryLafayette Recreation Center, and Motus Theater.

Little Adventures Kids Yoga

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Photo Courtesy CorePower Yoga North

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: CorePower Yoga – Louisville, 1817 Highway 42, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: $20 per parent/child for members, $25 per parent/child for non-members, $5 per additional child/family

Ages: 3-10

Bring your kids and join Jaime S. at CorePower Yoga Louisville as she leads you through yoga postures through a combination of story, dancing, and play. Adult must accompany child. Space is limited. Purchase your ticket(s) and reserve your spot today.

Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival

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Photo Courtesy Flora the Fairy

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Where: Pearl Street Mall, 1942 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM – 5PM

Cost: FREE

Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder with the Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival. Festival goers can witness the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies (including the fabulous Flora the Fairy) and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This beloved springtime tradition in Boulder features special events and activities for girls and boys and celebrate the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season. The event includes live stage performances including Taylor Shae & Jeff and Paige, face painting, free activities for children and more!

9th Annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K and Expo

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Photo Courtesy Healthy Learning Paths

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Where: 1st Bank Center Broomfield, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield, Colorado 80021

Time: 8AM – 12PM

Cost: $40 Adult 5K, $20 Mazzola’s Miracle Fun Run/Walk with T-Shirt, $10 Applebee’s Buzz, $10 Diaper Dash with Cape, $10 Mazzola’s Miracle Fun Run/Walk and FREE options. For all the details and to register, click here.

Healthy Learning Paths invites you to spread the power of health at the 9th Annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K and Expo: Where Science, Engineering & Health Collide. Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter and Longmont United Hospital, Centura Health want you to join the runners, walkers, and crawlers to rally for the health of kids! Enjoy Mazzola’s Miracle Fun Run that is just shy of a mile. Youngest athletes will love running with the Bee at the Applebee’s Buzz for ages 3-5 years and Diaper Dash for ages 2 and under. Cool capes for kids while supplies last! Runners enjoy our tradition of high quality long sleeve tech shirts. Wear your favorite costume for a chance to win a priz.! Don’t miss Colorado’s premier health expo with over 80 exhibitors! Proceeds benefit Healthy Learning Paths, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded with a rebellious spirit and bold mission: to spread the power of health for children while leading the way to health conscious communities

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