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A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: JULY 9, 2014

A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: JULY 9, 2014

Ahhh, summer weather! I have been loving the hot, sunny days, especially being active outside with the kids (although I am not looking forward to our next electric bill ... our air conditioner has been pretty active too). This week's ...

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2014 KIDS' CLASSES & LESSONS DIRECTORY

2014 KIDS' CLASSES & LESSONS DIRECTORY

Summer is a great time to try out a new activity or enrichment program to help keep your kids active and entertained, like those listed in our 2014 Kids' Classes & Lessons Directory. Classes and lessons like these provide physical, ...

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KID-FRIENDLY HIKES AT COLORADO'S STATE PARKS

KID-FRIENDLY HIKES AT COLORADO'S STATE PARKS

Take your family outdoors, discover Colorado's natural world, and make some great memories at our 42 Colorado State Parks. Many of the Parks are especially family-friendly: Two dozen (including Barr Lake and Castlewood Canyon, mentioned below) have Family Activity Backpacks ...

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THE 13 ESSENTIALS FOR A DAY HIKE

THE 13 ESSENTIALS FOR A DAY HIKE

Even a short hike with kids requires a little bit of planning and some essential equipment. A little bit of preparation will help you enjoy your outing more and will ensure you have basic safety items ... just in case. ...

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COOKING 101: BARBECUING VS. GRILLING

COOKING 101: BARBECUING VS. GRILLING

THE WORDS MEAN TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, EXPLAINS CHEF NELSON SERRANO-BAHRI OF THE UNILEVER TEST KITCHENWe often use them interchangeably, but did you know that the terms "barbecuing" and "grilling" describe two different cooking techniques? Barbecued foods are cooked over low ...

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PLANNING THE PERFECT PICNIC - MENU AND TIPS

PLANNING THE PERFECT PICNIC - MENU AND TIPS

Step up your alfresco dining with our ultimate picnic menu and tips. Start the picnic right by packing your basket with precision. Use stackable containers for each dish and make sure to pack enough plates, napkins, and cutlery to go ...

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WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK? LET'S ... EAT! MAKE! GO!

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK? LET'S ... EAT! MAKE! GO!

We at Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree wants to help you have your best summer yet! Inspired by some ideas on Pinterest and borrowed from a fellow publisher, we are bringing you a new weekly feature. Each week we'll ...

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WIN A MONTH OF DINNERS AT CHICK-FIL-A CASTLE ROCK

WIN A MONTH OF DINNERS AT CHICK-FIL-A CASTLE ROCK

Break out the furry ears and get your spots on! Cow Appreciation Day® is back this Friday, July 11!Dress like a cow on July 11 and head to your favorite Chick-fil-A restaurant for free food! Show up "fully dressed" from ...

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LIBRARY STORYTIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND LOCAL GUIDES

LIBRARY STORYTIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND LOCAL GUIDES

If you are a local business that would like to reach more than 6,000 parents in Douglas County, please email us!

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MACARONI KID ULTIMATE SUMMER FUN GUIDE

MACARONI KID ULTIMATE SUMMER FUN GUIDE

There's no place like Colorado in the summer! Hit the parks, splash in the pools, enjoy a picnic dinner at a free summer movie or concert, purchase fresh summer produce at the local farmers' market, or enroll your kids in ...

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MACARONI CRAFT: ICE BLOCK TREASURE HUNT

MACARONI CRAFT: ICE BLOCK TREASURE HUNT

I have been wanting to try this idea since I saw it last summer somewhere on Pinterest. My kids had a ball treasure hunting and were able to stay cool in the process. I made a separate ice block for ...

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MACARONI RECIPE: SLOW COOKER BBQ SAUSAGE & BEANS

MACARONI RECIPE: SLOW COOKER BBQ SAUSAGE & BEANS

Spend the afternoon playing with the kids and still have a delicious dinner with just 10 minutes of preparation. Your slow cooker is key to easy summer cooking without heating up your kitchen! For more great slow cooker recipes like ...

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UPCOMING 5K RACES, BIKE RIDES, MARATHONS, AND MORE

UPCOMING 5K RACES, BIKE RIDES, MARATHONS, AND MORE

Know about a race in Douglas County not listed here? Send an email to [email protected] or use our Submit an Event form.Relay for Life of ParkerSaturday, July 12 at 3:00 PMLutheran High School, 9200 N. Motsenbocker Rd., ParkerRegistation: $10 (applied ...

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ABOUT MACARONI KID FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY

ABOUT MACARONI KID FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY

Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock- Lone Tree is YOUR source for all the kid activities and family fun in Douglas County, CO. We offer you all the best events and family fun with a weekly newsletter, calendar, articles, giveaways, and ...

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