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Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young …

Playing in the Mud

Players spiked, splashed and got absolutely filthy June 15 at Northglenn’s Northwest Open Space for the 12th annual Mudapalooza. In all, 42 teams competed for bragging rights as well as first place …

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that …

Not all fun and games

Bull riding is considered the most dangerous event in rodeo competition, and a man dressed as a clown provides a safe haven from the bulls for riders who have gotten bucked off or completed their …

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Bringing the concert experience home

Sometimes, the best experience a person can have with music is when it’s performed live. But going to concerts can be a pricey endeavor, plus there’s the cost of getting a drink or two, dealing …
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Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a …

Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a …

Native American artist has major Denver exhibit

“Like a Hammer” at the Denver Art Museum is the first exhibition in a major museum for artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississipi Band Choctaw/Cherokee). The exhibition just opened on the first floor of …
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Culture is illuminated after dark

Visit Denver’s cultural hot spots like the Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature & Science during a summer day and you’ll see children of all ages running around everywhere. While it’s always fun …

Coming Attractions

Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, …
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Some pointers on how to get kids into fly fishing

Trout fishing is on the rise (pardon the pun) becoming the most intriguing and interesting fishing style being pursued today. This growing interest is surfacing among both genders and in all age’s …

Supplemental thinking: Whole foods may be a better choice than pills

I was intrigued by an advertisement I saw a few weeks ago about a pill that helps prevent sunburn. I researched the product and learned that the maker doesn’t claim it should be used as a …

Find teachable summer moments to help boost childrens’ curiosity

Adults don’t need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or …

Planning ahead essential when including the pooch on a hike

Colorado has so many amazing hiking trails that it’s no wonder we all want to take our furry friends out for some awesome adventures together, but it pays to plan ahead. Making sure you investigate …

Calming worries about anxiety and panic attacks

Dear Ask A Therapist How can I tell when anxiety and panic attacks are at concerning levels? Dear reader, I can give you a quick view of what is good to know about anxiety and panic. Anxiety and …
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