Draw, then screen-print a design on your clothes in Kids
T-Shirt Ink, at Ink Lounge, 1512 S. Acoma St., Sat., June 9, 10a.m.-noon,
geared to ages 5-14; bring up to three t-shirts, hoodies or skirts. $20. Sign up early, limited space. Register/info: inkloungecreative.com, 303-321-7101.
Sign up soon for this summer’s camps and Bible school
offerings at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd.: Music Camp stages Who,
Me? The Story of Esther, June 11-15, with kids entering grades 3-8; Marketplace
29 A.D. Vacation Bible School, July 23-27, grades 1-6; and Sonrise National Park VBS, July 31-Aug. 2,
ages 3 through entering kdg.
three nights of Dr. Seuss movies as part of its current sermon series, starting
with The Lorax (original version) and Horton
Hears A Who, Fri., June 22, 6:30p.m. Free, popcorn provided.
Info: 303-758-2233, wpcdenver.org.
Discover art which explores the
world and lets the imagination soar at the Children’s Art School – celebrating its 10th year! – and located at 700 S. Franklin St. in St. John’s School.
Capture summer joyfully with sketching trips
to Washington Park, inspired by Jean Renoir’s nuanced sense of light and gardens in Drawing
Discoveries, Mon.-Fri., June 11-15. Create a sunrise with a watercolor
wash, and learn color and brushstroke tricks in Wonderful Watercolors,
Mon.-Fri., June 25-29. Both classes held 10a.m.-noon. $90;
for ages 7+.
Festivals & Fiestas –
kids explore how cultures use dolls to bring good fortune, tell legends and
celebrate brave deeds – and create their own dolls, too. Mon.-Thur., June 18-21, 10a.m.-noon. $75;
Classes require preregistration; all art
materials are included. For a Joy of Summer week-long
morning workshops brochure, with day camp activities available through a
partnership with St. John’s – and for all class preregistration –
Hope Community Church’s Parents Night Out program
provides dinner, cookies, lemonade, games & a movie one Saturday a month at 1801 S. Logan St.,
5-9p.m., for children 18 months to 11 years, allowing parents an evening out.
Free. To sign up, email your name, children’s names and ages, daytime phone and
preferred dates (June 16, July 14 or Aug. 11) to
confirmation email will be sent if accepted (space is limited).
Team-building games, Bible songs and tasty
treats jazz up Bible learning at SKY Kids Camp, offered Mon.-Fri., June
18-22, 8:45a.m.-noon, at $20 per child. Info:
Learn to paint with watercolors with master
watercolorist Dan Muniz at Family
Art Saturday, June 16, 2-4p.m., at Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 774 Santa Fe Dr. All ages
welcome – kids, parents, guardians. $2 suggested
donation. Kids Summer Art
Workshops celebrate Mexican
traditions with art making, refreshments and a story, Thur., 11a.m.-12:15p.m., through August: June 14, Vacation & Travel;
21, Tree of Life; 28, Little Mules of Corpus Christi.
Registration/info: chacweb.org or 303-571-0440.
Paws and Claws summer
camp shows kids how an animal shelter works and what animal-welfare workers do.
The Humane Society of the
South Platte Valley’s Mon.-Fri. day camps are offered June 16-22, June 25-29,
July 16-20 and July 23-27. $100/week includes t-shirt, goody bag, pizza party,
fun activities, hands-on dog walking & washing. Info: Carrie Fieger, 303-990-1960, hsspv.org.
Try your hands at Guitar & Songwriting Camp:
Two teachers, five days, lots of guitars and unlimited fun! Kids ages 7-14 of all skill levels are invited to
register for this hands-on, supportive opportunity to learn guitar, Mon.-Fri.,
June 25-29, held 10a.m.-3p.m., at East High School. $250 plus
$10 material fee (full and partial scholarships available).
Info/registration: Jen, 720-341-9737; citystringsguitar.com.
City Strings is launching a Kickstarter campaign June 22, in a concerted effort to
raise Denver’s accessibility to guitar and music instruction for all kids.
Their hope: to raise funds to publish a group guitar curriculum focusing on
building creative, cooperative musical communities; to teach more teachers;
reach more students. Get involved in Kickstarter and
watch City Strings in action on the website: citystringsguitar.com.
Families will find activities and entertainment for all
ages in Denver Public Library’s Summer of Reading program: Read with Me for newborn to preschool-aged
children; Dream Big for children entering grades K-5; and Night
Vision for teens entering grades 6-12. Register at any branch library until
Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., presents: Weekly storytimes in the Children’s Pavilion, 10:30a.m.,
with craft activities in the Baron Project Room immediately afterward. No
preregistration required: Mon. & Wed., Tales
for Twos (24-35 mo.); Tues., Book
Babies I (0-6 mo.); Thur., Preschool
Storytime & Craft (3-5 yrs.); Fri., Book Babies II (early walkers).
Information: kids.denverlibrary.org or
Byers, 675 Santa Fe Dr., Tues. &
Thur., 2-3p.m.: Summer of Reading Kickoff, June 5; Video Games for
Children, 7; Iron Chef Redux (teens), 12; Glow
in the Dark Necklace (teens), 14; Marshmallow Molecules: Edible
Chemistry, 19; Balloon Twisting Workshop, 21; Design Aztec Chimallis, 26; Design Fused Glass, 28. Info:
Decker, 1501 S. Logan St.: Teen arts
and crafts, Mon., 2p.m.: Glowing Rain Stick, June 11; Henna Tattoos
with Hummingbird Henna, 18; Feathered Pens, 25.
Kids activities, Thur., 10:30a.m.: Peak Rhythms Drumming, June 7; Really Cool
Science!, 14; I Dreamed I Was a Genie Show, 21; The Clown Mask:
An Intro to Clowning, 28. Wednesday storytimes: Storytime with Craft (preschoolers), 10:15a.m., and Book Babies
(babies and caregivers/parents), 11:15a.m. Info: 720-865-0220.
Eugene Field, 810 S. University
Blvd., Mondays, 10:30a.m.: I Dreamed I Was a Genie
Show, June 4; Pete the Pirate, 11; The Castaways, 18; Musikgarten, 25. Storytime with Craft,
Tues., June 5 & 12, 10:15a.m. Book Babies, Tues., 5,
100 Poplar St., offers teen programs (grades 6 and up) Mon., 3p.m., including Sharpie
Pillowcase craft, June 4; Poetry Slam, 11; Books ‘N Bites
reading group, 18; Glitter Tattoos with Hummingbird Henna craft, 25; Jeweled
Memory Keeper craft, July 2.
children’s offerings include Monogram Art craft (preschool-12), June 5
(also at 11:15a.m.); Hawkquest’s Birds of Prey,
12; Dream Pillow craft, 19 (also at 11:15a.m.); Canyon Critters’ Reptiles,
26. Book groups (reservations required) held Tues., 2p.m.: Word Up (5th
& 6th graders), 19; and Banana Splits (3rd & 4th graders), 26.
Lacrosse Clinic with the Colorado Outlaws,
ages 6-12, Thur., June 21, 2p.m. Equipment provided, all skill levels welcome.
Registration required. Face Painting with Nancy Avalon, Sat., June 23,
1p.m. All ages. Infant and toddler programs, Thur., 3p.m.: Parachute
Fun, June 7; Book Babies (storytime for children 6 to 24 months), 14 & 29; Baby
Yoga (for pre-walkers and caregivers, registration required), 21.
Virginia Village, 1500 S. Dahlia St.,
Sat., 10a.m.: Bubble Mania!,
June 2; Peak Rhythms Drumming, 9; Dream Big Magic!, 16; Go
Wild for Books!, 23; I Dreamed I Was a Genie Show, 30.
Arts and crafts, Wed., 2p.m.: Bank of
Dreams, June 6; Sharpie Pillowcase (Fri.), 15; Glowing Rain Stick,
20; Fused Glass Suncatcher (Fri.), 29. Also: Baby
Play, Tues., June 19, 10:30a.m. Tot
Tales, Fri., 10:30a.m.
Free Ultimate Frisbee lessons for youngsters will be held
at the southeast corner of Observatory Park, 2100 S. Fillmore St., Tuesdays, 6-7:30p.m., July 3-31, for age groups of 9-12 and 13-17. No
experience required. Bring water, sunblock, and one white and one dark t-shirt.
Discs supplied. Info: coach Philip Templin,
Kirk of Bonnie Brae’s Kirk Kamp is Sky: Everything
is Possible with God!,
July 23-27, at the 1201 S. Steele St. church (United Church of Christ). Kids preschool (age 3)
through 5th grade explore Bible stories, 9a.m.-noon, for $25, and can
participate in optional enrichment activities until 3:30p.m. for
$75 total. Located at 1201 S. Steele St. Registration/info: 303-777-0343, kirkofbonniebrae.org.
Girls entering 1st and 2nd grades can play, dance, create
and compete in math in a supportive and fun setting at Count Me In Summer Math Camp for Girls,
July 9-13, near Harvard Gulch Park. Daily sessions, 9:30a.m.-1p.m.,
make math come alive in a fun and creative way while boosting confidence in the
Open enrollment for full day kindergarten
continues at Iliff Preschool, Inc., 4140
E. Iliff Ave. The private kindergarten classroom is taught by an
experienced elementary teacher inside a DC-7 airplane, with enrollment capped at 15. Register now and
waive the fall registration fee. Visit iliffpreschool.com
or call 757-3551 for a registration packet.
Looking for a preschool with small classes, and caring
and nurturing teachers for your child? Registration for fall 2012 classes is
underway at Emmanuel United Methodist Preschool, 2700 S. Downing St. Kids 2-1⁄2 (potty trained) to 5 attend
9a.m.-1p.m.; a new afternoon class for 4-year-olds is offered on Mondays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays; enrichment classes on Mondays. Classes include hands-on
experiences through music, literacy, art, dramatics, science, cooking, outdoor
play, and global learning. Qualistar-rated EMP is a
Denver Preschool Program provider, and has delivered quality preschool
education to the community for 39 years. Info: 303-758-1697, or empdenver.com.
For all single parents – Families First offers a
free on-going Circle of Parents support group just for you! Discover proven methods for cutting down on the
frustration of being a single parent in today’s hectic world. Unlock the
knowledge you already hold and share your wisdom, create a support network and
rebuild your self-esteem.
Group meets first, third and fifth
Thursdays, 6:30-8p.m., at Evanston United Methodist Church, 2122 S. Lafayette
St. Free children’s group provided. Come build upon your strengths in a safe
and nurturing environment.
you need immediate help? Visit FamiliesFirstColorado.org
for quick links to parenting classes, Circle of Parents groups, the Family
Support Line for English and Spanish callers, and a residential treatment
center focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Info: call the
Family Support Line, 303-695-7996, or Families First, 303-745-0327.