May 16, 2013
In this time of accomplishments, my son taught me a fantastic lesson. I have started a new business and I was getting fairly discouraged and a bit frustrated. I was sitting at the table with my head in my hands trying to think and he sat next to me coloring a picture for a coloring contest. He simply said "I can't give up mom. Even if I don't win, I have to try my hardest, because if I give up than I won't win anyway". Such wise words from my six year old.
Sneak Peek at this week's newsletter:
- Macaroni Ideas: Gift Ideas for the Graduate in your Life
- Macaroni Recipes: Basil Shrimp Pasta
- Macaroni Made: Gel boards
- Macaroni Celebrates: High School Graduation Dates
- SCFD Free Days 2013
- Kids Eat Free (or cheap!)
As my little macaroni likes to remind me, Sharing is Caring (LOVE THAT!) so don't forget to share Aurora Macaroni Kid with your family and friends!
Preschool to High School...make your gift stand out!
THE YOUNG ONES ...
Step 1: Measure approximately 5-6 ounces of hair gel and mix in as much glitter as you want!
Step 2: Pour mixture into a clear food storage bag and get as much air out as possible and seal bag.
High School Graduation Dates
Aurora Macaroni Kid would like to congratulate all of Colorado's graduates, from preschool all the way to doctorate degrees! We know it takes dedication, hard work, persistence, and a fantastic support system to achieve this accomplishment! Good job to the families as well, as no undertaking this successful is won alone! The following is a list of Graduation dates and locations. Please note this is not a complete listing, and if you know of one that is not here, please let us know so that we can share. Also ...
Where: Smoky Hill Library
5430 S. Biscay CircleWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: www.arapahoelibraries.orgCost: FREE!
Where: Town Center at Aurora
14200 E Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012-2511When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All Ages-Geared towards kidsHow: No registration required/ Sign up for Kidgits HERECost: Free for kidgits members $5 to become a member
- Dance room with live DJ and dance contests
- Giant inflatable slide and bounce house
- Gym games all night long, including floor hockey, soccer, dodgeball, kickball, basketball, and much more
Where: The Trails Recreation Center
16799 E. Lake Ave., Centennial, CO 80016-3079.When: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PMWho: Ages 7-14How: 303-269-8400Cost: $15/participantFor more info:
For more information please call The Trails Recreation Center at 303-269-8400
Where: 24291 E Orchard Rd Aurora, CO 80016When: 9:00 AM (Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.)Who: kids with their parentsHow: N/aCost: $30 for adults. Kids are FREEFor more info: 303-627-5483
Where: Eloise May Library
1471 S. Parker Rd.When: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: All AgesHow: www.arapahoelibraries.orgCost: FREE!
Where: Smoky Hill Library
5430 S. Biscay Circle
Centennial, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 11-17How: www.arapahoelibraries.orgCost: FREE!
Where: Eloise May Library
1471 S. Parker Rd.When: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: All AgesHow: www.arapahoelibraries.orgCost: FREE!
Where: Smoky Hill Library 5430 S. Biscay Circle Aurora, COWhen: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PMWho: 16 and olderHow: Sign up at www.alive-at-25.usCost: Cost = $34 for voluntary; $104 for court-ordered
ADULT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
May 17th: 16+ Alive at 25 (Smoky Hill Library) $34 11:30am
May 18th: Adults Turf Efficiency and Alternatives ( Aurora Municipal Center) FREE 9am
May 18th: 15+ Adults Cooking-Asian Cuisines (Expo Rec Center) $69/49 10am
May 19th: 21+ Couples Cook ( Expo Rec Center) $119/99 6:30pm
May 21st: Adults Irrigation 101 (Aurora Municipal Center) FREE 5:30pm
May 21st: 15+ Adult Cooking-Middle Eastern Cooking (Expo Rec Center) $60/46 6:30pm
May 21st: Adults Les Miserables (Denver Center Performing Arts) Times and Prices Vary
May 23rd: 5 and under Star K Kids (Morrison Nature Center) FREE! 9am and 11am
May 23rd: Teens+ One-on-One Studio (Smoky Hill Library) FREE! 6:00pm
May 23rd: Adults Books that Cook (Expo Rec Center) $20/$15 6:30pm
May 24th: Adults Couples Cook (Expo Rec Center) $119/99 6:30pm
May 25th: 5+ Stewardship Saturdays-Cleanup (Expo Park) FREE 9:00am
May 25th: All Ages "Dig Into Reading" Summer Program (Aurora Libraries) FREE 10:00am
May 28th: Teens Teen Summer Reading Program (Smoky Hill Library) FREE! 2:00pm
May 28th: Adults Xeriscape-Start to finish (Aurora Municipal Center) FREE! 5:30pm
May 28th: Teens Crunch and Munch For Finals (Smoky Hill Library) FREE! 6:00pm
Updated often to include new activities!
SPECIAL EVENTS/DAILY:MOOREHEAD REC CENTER
Ends May 26th: Growing up Gamer at Aurora History Museum
Ends May 26th: Sense and Sensibility at the DCPA
Ends June 30th: Jack and the Beanstalk at the Denver Puppet Theater
Ends July 14th: The Debbie & Doyle Show at the DCPA
Young visitors can play games with their friends, use the public computer, play sports in the half-court gymnasium, or just hang out in a safe venue. Moorhead offers a variety fitness classes and fun activities each month.
Where: 2390 Havana St. Aurora ...
Special offers are subject to change without notice; call ahead.
Below is a list of restaurants throughout Aurora where kids eat free or cheap! All of them informed me that kids eat free with the purchase on an adult meal. These offers can change without notice, so please call the restaurant before you go! Know of something that isn't listed here? Please send an email to [email protected] and let me know!
McCabe’s: Kids eat for $1 all Day with purchase of adult meal.
Tokyo Joe’s: Family Day-$2 kids meal with purchase of any ...
Picture yourself and your family listening to music … local and national acts that entertain from four different stages all day long each day.
Imagine your family with pockets full of candy and coupons, watching the movie cars drive down the parade route, while taking a picture of the various Colorado Sports mascots that will be walking in the parade on Saturday morning.
Enjoy free street performers ...
Mark your calendars ahead of time to plan for your free days!
Children's Museum of Denver, 2121 Children's Museum Dr., Denver
- May 7
- June 4
- July 2
- August 6
- September 3
- October 1
- November 5
- December 3
- May 4
- April 28 (April 28 is Dia de los Niños)
- May 4
- June 1 ...
9:15a.m-Baby Storytime at Smoky Hill Library
Baby Storytimes introduce the sounds and rhythms of language to our youngest library users ages 0-2. Nursery rhymes, songs, and the simplest of stories build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Parents and caregivers should plan on participating with their children in these Storytimes. Reservations are required.
10:00a.m.-Toddler Storytime at Smoky Hill Library ...
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