- Got a fifth-grader? Paper applications became available this week at local schools, King Soopers, Colorado Ski and golf and other locations for the Fifth Grade Passport. These lucky kids get three free lift tickets to 25 area resorts. Yes, that's 75 days of skiing or riding. Info can be found here. This year, sixth-graders can get the same deal for $59 before Nov. 9 (details here).
- Nothing's better than free: Ski for free at Crested Butte Nov. 25—Dec. 15.
- Where to take the young ones: Gazette outdoor expert Dave Philipps recommends buying passes from Ski Cooper and Monarch.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Harvest Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rock Ledge Ranch,
Tri-Lakes Friends of the Library Book
Fall Walk. 9 a.m.-noon registration, walk begins at The Western Warehouse, Stetson Hills and Powers boulevards. Join the Falcon Wanderers for a 5k or 10k non-competitive walk to take in the autumn air. Free. Details: Russ, 667-5662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Oh Zorro Oh Oh Oh." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Theater at Venue 515,
Monday, October 1, 2007
The October edition of Pikes Peak Parent magazine has hit both the brick-and-mortar and virtual newsstands. The slight crisp in the air, emerging fall colors and the new season of Ghost Hunters motivated our staff to spread Halloween cheer throughout the pages of the issue.
The kids on the cover are decked out in homemade, no-sew costumes pulled from the creative mind of Jane Bennett from Imagination Celebration and our writer Pam Hoskins. My favorite munchkin is Aidan McMinn, 6, who rocks out his dragon costume (see right). Watch out!
Also in the Halloween vein are articles regarding how to tell a scary story, activities for teens that don't involve eggs or toilet paper, and our fear-themed Fresh Perspectives interviews with kids. Taking the cake for the cute things kids say this month was 6-year-old Matthew S:
What are you scared of? Why?On a heavier note, October was also PPP's Annual Medical Guide, where we discuss the challenges of dislexia, alternative options for infertility and local medical resources (page one and page two).
MS: Dead people, because they eat you.
What are some things grown-ups are afraid of?
MS: Dead people, because they try to catch grown-ups, too.
Enjoy the entire publication online at www.pikespeakparent.com. And if you have comments, feedback or story ideas for the future, contact our editor at parent AT gazette DOT com.