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A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: DECEMBER 17, 2014

A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: DECEMBER 17, 2014

Baking cookies, making teacher gifts, writing letters to Santa, looking for our Elf each morning, wrapping and more wrapping ... the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can turn each day into a blur! Sometimes I get so caught ...

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MAC KID HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: OUR FURRY FRIENDS

MAC KID HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: OUR FURRY FRIENDS

Having a pet — furry, scaly, or even one that lives in the water — can teach children about empathy, sympathy, unconditional love, and responsibility. Two years ago, we ventured back into the pet-owner community by unexpectedly bringing home a ...

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: DECEMBER 14-28

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: DECEMBER 14-28

Enjoy some holiday magic with our special calendar devoted just to holiday-themed and seasonal events from December 14-28. If you're looking for the Big Guy in Red, check out our Finding Santa Claus in Douglas County article.Now through Sunday, December ...

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BOREDOM BUSTERS FOR WINTER BREAK

BOREDOM BUSTERS FOR WINTER BREAK

For most schools in Douglas County, Winter Break lasts two and a half weeks. The first few days will likely be filled with gatherings, baking, and last-minute prep for the holiday followed by playing with new toys, watching new movies, ...

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ADOPTION SPECIALS AT THE DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE

ADOPTION SPECIALS AT THE DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE

There's no place like a home for the holidays, which is why the Dumb Friends League is offering adoption specials on pets and horses this month. Through December 31, adult cats are just $10, adult dogs are $50 off, and ...

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10 TIPS FOR STAYING WITHIN YOUR CHRISTMAS BUDGET

10 TIPS FOR STAYING WITHIN YOUR CHRISTMAS BUDGET

You've saved all year (OK, maybe just for a couple of weeks) to buy Christmas gifts, and now you're finding that you're running low on dough. How are you going to buy gifts for everyone on your list? These 10 ...

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NORAD TRACKS SANTA ON HIS TREK AROUND THE GLOBE

NORAD TRACKS SANTA ON HIS TREK AROUND THE GLOBE

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is ready to track Santa's yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website is once again live, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities, and more. The website is ...

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FAMILY TRAVELS: SANDESTIN® GOLF AND BEACH RESORT

FAMILY TRAVELS: SANDESTIN® GOLF AND BEACH RESORT

I love the beach. I love everything about it — the sun, the surf, the wind, watching the pelicans dip into the ocean, checking the horizon for dolphins. I first visited Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort in the early 1990s ...

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LIBRARY STORYTIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND LOCAL GUIDES

LIBRARY STORYTIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND LOCAL GUIDES

Click on any icon below to find a local resource guide full of information on fabulous local businesses! If you are a local business that would like to reach more than 7,500 parents in Douglas County, please email us!

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2014 HOME-BASED BUSINESSES HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

2014 HOME-BASED BUSINESSES HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

The Holiday Season is just around the corner and folks are already looking for that "something special" for family members, friends, teachers, and more. Break out of the big box cycle and support a LOCAL MOM!Arbonne InternationalArbonne has 34 years ...

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MACARONI CRAFT: HANDPRINT SNOWMEN ORNAMENT

MACARONI CRAFT: HANDPRINT SNOWMEN ORNAMENT

My 6-year-old made me the cutest Christmas present at school this year! This would be an easy Christmas craft to make with your kids and a wonderful keepsake for years to come. Why not make it an annual tradition?What You ...

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MACARONI RECIPE: PEPPERMINT OREO BARK

MACARONI RECIPE: PEPPERMINT OREO BARK

Are you in need of a sweet treat for this week's holiday celebrations? Or maybe you're looking for a way to use up some of those candy canes? This recipe for Peppermint Oreo Bark is easy enough that the kids ...

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MACARONI TECH: A BETTER WORLD FOR KIDS MOBILE APP

MACARONI TECH: A BETTER WORLD FOR KIDS MOBILE APP

According to Online Education1, 65% of households in the United States play video games, and of those gamers, the average time spent online is 18 hours per week. In fact, many parents and children depend on video games and apps ...

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SEASONAL CRAFTS AND RECIPES FROM OUR ARCHIVES

SEASONAL CRAFTS AND RECIPES FROM OUR ARCHIVES

In case you missed these the first time around, here are links to some of our most popular seasonal crafts and recipes. For even more great ideas, visit our Holidays: Christmas and Seasons: Winter Pinterest boards.CRAFTSChristmas-Themed Crafts Advent-ure Calendar Christmas ...

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MACARONI MOVIE: ANNIE

MACARONI MOVIE: ANNIE

Annie (rated PG), Sony's remake of the popular Broadway musical and 1982 film, is now in theaters nationwide. If you are looking for a feel-good family movie to see over Winter Break, this one is a great choice.Synopsis: Ever since ...

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MACARONI MOVIE: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB

MACARONI MOVIE: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB

Just in time for the peak season of family movies, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Rated PG), the highly-anticipated third installment in the successful series, is now in theaters nationwide.Synopsis: Get ready for the wildest and most ...

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GET ACTIVE! UPCOMING RACES, RUNS, AND RIDES

GET ACTIVE! UPCOMING RACES, RUNS, AND RIDES

Know about a race in Douglas County not listed here? Send an email to [email protected] or use our Submit an Event form.Valentine's Day 5K/10KSaturday, February 14, 2015ParkerMore info coming soon.So Long to Summer 5K/10KSaturday, August 8, 2015ParkerMore info coming soon.Turkey ...

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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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