Activities for Littles This Weekend!
As online school is winding down, activities for the younger set (both online and in-person) are ramping up. From live-streaming play dates to opportunities to learn about animals online to the phased re-opening of some South Suburban Parks and Recreation activities, you can keep your little ones engaged. Check out fun things to do for older kids and adults, too!
TODAY/TONIGHT, May 28
ONLINE PLAY DATE!
Kids ages 5 and older who love Legos will enjoy getting together online with others to build fun Lego projects together! Play Well TEKnologies use the power of play and LEGO-inspired engineering to teach kids about STEM.
These hands-on programs are available through live-streaming play sessions.
Play Well TEKnologies
11:00 a.m. Mountain Time
WHO NEEDS A HABITAT?
While spending more time at home, you can learn about the homes of all kinds of creatures! This online interactive lecture is aimed at kids in grades K-3, but the whole family will enjoy learning about the components of habitat that all living things need.
Denver Butterfly Pavilion Online
Cost: $3 suggested donation
VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW
This hilarious and amazing magic show by a featured magician from the hit TV show Penn & Teller Fool Us has gone virtual! The whole family will enjoy this up-close look at
sleight of hand tricks, acts involving audience participation, AND you’ll learn 1-3 magic tricks that you can do yourself! Professional comedy magician Denny Corby’s act isn’t just a Zoom meeting from his laptop—the show uses professional audio and video equipment, including a 3-camera live show!
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per household
Thursday-Friday, May 28-29
HEAR A STORY
Douglas County Libraries continue to be the community meeting place you’ve always trusted, except right now that place is online. The popular weekday Storytime series for pre-school kids continues, helping youngsters get a head start on the skills they need to be ready to read. Kids will do the same five simple activities this series has always emphasized—reading, talking, writing, singing and playing—only online!
Douglas County Libraries Online
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. via Zoom
Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31
SOUTH SUBURBAN’S PHASED OPENING
Some in-person recreational events are now open, including Licensed Day Camps, Batting Cages, Tennis Courts, Miniature Golf, Golf Courses, and outdoor Pickleball courts—all by appointment. Starting next week, tentative openings include the Carson Nature Center, Athletic Leagues, Family Sports Center and Sports Dome.
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
Information and Registration
TRY A LIVE PILATES CLASS
Want to mix up your exercise routine and try something new? This is a FREE live-streaming class that meets everyday at various times, so you are sure to find one that fits into your home schedule!
Club Pilates Parker Online
Thurs., 9:30 a.m.; Fri., 9:00 a.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.; Sun., 4:00 p.m.
PARKER REC CLASSES CONTINUE ONLINE
You can continue to attend these FREE virtual workouts, and if you are among the first 100 attendees through Zoom, your event will be live!. Choose your class then click on the Zoom link to join the Virtual Class!
For those after the first 100, videos will be accessible for additional viewing through YouTube and Facebook.
Parker Recreation Online
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. online
TAKE A TRIP TO THE DENVER ZOO – ONLINE!
The animals have become used to smiling at the camera, so this is the perfect time to visit virtually! You won’t want to miss the Baby Rhino Cam to watch the antics of the zoo’s newest member!
Denver Zoo Virtual Safari
Friday, May 29
FINAL VIRTUAL MIXOLOGY CLASS
The Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Virtual Mixology course is winding down with its last live class tonight! If you missed any of the previous classes or just want a refresher, videos of prior lessons are available on their website.
This week’s class is all about gin! Peach Street Distillers will show you how to make a Last Word (Fizz) and La Jenny using Jackelope and Jenny Pear Gin. Use the shopping list in advance so you can participate in the Zoom class as it’s going on. Pre-registration is required in order to get the Zoom link.
5:00 p.m. online
Friday – Saturday, May 29-30
WEEKEND MAY MARKET
Browse outside at this mini-farmer’s market for bouquets, all things plants, and other special treats! You can also browse online if you are looking for floral design for a future event or wedding planning.
Studio Privé, 880 W. Happy Canyon Road, Castle Rock
Fri., 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 31
HIGHLANDS RANCH FARMER’S MARKET
Get your shopping list ready for all kinds of fresh produce, or just show up to browse the wide selection and see what’s in season. Spring greens are in their prime right now, and you can also get delicious homemade baked goods, jams, honey, and more!
Due to social distancing, the booths will be wider spaced than last year and it’s recommended that you wear a mask, but otherwise, it will be the same home-grown selection of fresh veggies and fruits!
Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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