A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2016

A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2016

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." — Benjamin FranklinMacaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree is YOUR source for all the best events and family fun happening in and around Douglas County! Check out our awesome sister sites throughout the ...

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INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADES, FIREWORKS, & CELEBRATIONS

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADES, FIREWORKS, & CELEBRATIONS

Following is a list of Independence Day activities and events across Douglas County, as well as some of the larger festivities around Metro Denver. Keep in mind that all fireworks displays are subject to weather conditions and fire restrictions.IN DOUGLAS ...

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT ICE CREAM & SNOW CONES ON JULY 13

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT ICE CREAM & SNOW CONES ON JULY 13

Ice Cream Social Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:00-9:00 PM Join us for a memorable summer evening of ice cream, food, and fun at Highlands Ranch Metro District's Annual Ice Cream Social. For just $2, children ...

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MACARONI REVIEW: PIE FACE GAME FROM HASBRO

MACARONI REVIEW: PIE FACE GAME FROM HASBRO

Have you heard of the Pie Face game from Hasbro? My kids have ... and they were thrilled when we were selected to host a sponsored party and invite some friends to come play the game with us!Pie Face is ...

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CHECK OUT WATER WORLD'S BRAND NEW ATTRACTIONS

CHECK OUT WATER WORLD'S BRAND NEW ATTRACTIONS

There is nothing like escaping for the day with a short summer road trip! One of our favorite destinations is Water World! We usually go a couple of times each summer and it is an ALL. DAY. EVENT! This place ...

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4 ADRENALINE-INDUCING OUTDOOR FAMILY ADVENTURES

4 ADRENALINE-INDUCING OUTDOOR FAMILY ADVENTURES

Summertime in Colorado is all about being outdoors when it is beautiful and warm. I love the snow too — but boy, do I love the summers! What better way to get out and enjoy the outdoors than taking in ...

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BABYSITTER-WORTHY EVENTS FOR JULY

BABYSITTER-WORTHY EVENTS FOR JULY

Can you remember the last time you and your mate had a Date Night? How about a night out with friends? Being a parent is rewarding and fulfilling, but having "me" time or "us" time is important too! Ultimately, happy ...

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REMAINING 2016 SCFD FREE DAYS AT YOUR FAVORITE VENUES

REMAINING 2016 SCFD FREE DAYS AT YOUR FAVORITE VENUES

Colorado residents can enjoy FREE DAYS at some of our area's most popular destinations, thanks to SCFD funding and corporate sponsorship. Following are the free days for 2016 to some of our area's most popular family destinations.Children's Museum of Denver ...

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MOM TO MOM: PARENTING IS AN ART FORM

MOM TO MOM: PARENTING IS AN ART FORM

It took me a long time to become a parent. When I met my husband he had two children. I had not thought about a blended family. My vision had always been to go through the birth process. Now, I ...

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2016 MACARONI KID DOUGLAS COUNTY SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

2016 MACARONI KID DOUGLAS COUNTY SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

If you are looking for an awesome summer camp for your kids, you have come to the right place. We now have more than 50 incredible camps listed in our 2016 Mac Kid Summer Camp Guide! No matter what your ...

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LOCAL STORY TIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND HELPFUL GUIDES

LOCAL STORY TIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND HELPFUL GUIDES

Click on any icon below to find a local resource guide full of information!

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SUMMER BOREDOM BUSTER #4: MARSHMALLOW BLASTER

SUMMER BOREDOM BUSTER #4: MARSHMALLOW BLASTER

Summer is here! Are you ready? Join Macaroni Kid in this fun video series with easy crafts to help you and your kids beat the summer boredom blues.This week, we are making a Marshmallow Blaster. This craft is a lot ...

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MACARONI CRAFT: FIREWORKS RINGS

MACARONI CRAFT: FIREWORKS RINGS

Here is a frugal and fun craft to enjoy with your family to celebrate the good ol' USA. For more fun crafts like this, check out our Patriotic Holidays Pinterest Board.What You Need: 6 Sparkly Red, White, and Blue Chenille ...

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MACARONI RECIPE: FROZEN PATRIOTIC FRUIT POPS

MACARONI RECIPE: FROZEN PATRIOTIC FRUIT POPS

These festive frozen pops contain simple ingredients and supplies. Each layer needs to be added slowly, but the patriotic result is worth the wait. Frozen Patriotic Fruit Pops Pureed strawberries (approx 4 oz total)* Coconut milk (we used canned coconut ...

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UPCOMING RACES, RUNS, & RIDES (NEW EVENTS ADDED!)

UPCOMING RACES, RUNS, & RIDES (NEW EVENTS ADDED!)

Know about a race in Douglas County not listed here? Send an email to kyriec@macaronikid.com or use our Submit an Event form.Independence Day 5KMonday, July 4 at 8:00 AMTown Center, 9352 Dorchester St., Highlands RanchAdult Registration: $35 through June 17; ...

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DONATE OR VOLUNTEER FOR DCSD SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

DONATE OR VOLUNTEER FOR DCSD SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Through the support of partners, local organizations, and individuals, the Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) provides much needed school supplies to Douglas County students in need. Last year, they were able to assist more than 1,000 students, helping local children ...

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglas County is the home of many businesses that cater to parents and their children. If you need a referral for a local business or service, make our Business Directory your first stop! It is full of local businesses that ...

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ABOUT MACARONI KID FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY

ABOUT MACARONI KID FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY

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