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A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: OCTOBER 29, 2014

A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: OCTOBER 29, 2014

Halloween is upon us and many holiday-themed businesses are stretching out the spooky fun through the weekend. We've got all the information you need to plan some fun-filled activities for your kiddos! Tune in to our Facebook page this Friday ...

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LAST CHANCE TO WIN A $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR "COOL SCHOOL"

LAST CHANCE TO WIN A $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR "COOL SCHOOL"

Now that we have been back to school for a few months, it is time to have a new contest to recognize our awesome Douglas County schools!We are pleased to announce the Macaroni Kid Douglas County COOL SCHOOL contest! Our ...

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HALLOWEEN TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TRICK-OR-TREATERS SAFE

HALLOWEEN TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TRICK-OR-TREATERS SAFE

Halloween was once an adult holiday based on Celtic religious traditions. Somewhere along the way, it transitioned into a night when we put our children in disguise and send them around the neighborhood to knock on strangers' doors asking for ...

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TRICK OR TREATING AROUND DOUGLAS COUNTY

TRICK OR TREATING AROUND DOUGLAS COUNTY

Trick-or-treating in our own neighborhood can sometimes pose a challenge, mostly because everyone else is also prowling around in search of their own treats. I am grateful that we have lots of safe options for collecting candy. Following are the ...

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2014 HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACK

2014 HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACK

Between Halloween parties with friends, Halloween parties at school, special events around town, trick-or-treating at local businesses, and trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, my boys collect A LOT of Halloween candy. Pounds and pounds of it! I certainly don't want them ...

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BEGIN A 30-DAY THANKFUL CHALLENGE WITH YOUR FAMILY

BEGIN A 30-DAY THANKFUL CHALLENGE WITH YOUR FAMILY

As the calendar turns to November, our thoughts inevitably turn to Thanksgiving. Yes, it's a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month complete with an amazing meal with all the trimmings. But thanksgiving is also an attitude — ...

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BABYSITTER-WORTHY EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER

BABYSITTER-WORTHY EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER

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

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REMAINING SCFD FREE DAYS FOR 2014

REMAINING SCFD FREE DAYS FOR 2014

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 remaining free days for 2014 to some of our area's most popular family destinations. Mark your ...

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2014 MACARONI KID AWESOME BIRTHDAY PARTY DIRECTORY

2014 MACARONI KID AWESOME BIRTHDAY PARTY DIRECTORY

Planning a party? Whether it's a birthday, baby shower, or holiday bash, our 2014 Birthday Party Directory is a great place to get started. We've got dozens of local businesses that want to help make your celebration one to remember ...

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NEW SKYLANDERS SERIES GAME: WORTH THE UPGRADE!

NEW SKYLANDERS SERIES GAME: WORTH THE UPGRADE!

Skylanders has a whole new team of villains in town just for the holiday season. Their new installment is Trap Team and it is worth the upgrade!For those not familiar with Skylanders, it is a very popular story-driven interactive video ...

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WIN A KEYSTONE A-BASIN PASS FOR THE 2014-2015 SKI SEASON

WIN A KEYSTONE A-BASIN PASS FOR THE 2014-2015 SKI SEASON

KEYSTONE A-BASIN PASS™ The Best Deal for Unlimited Skiing in Colorado *CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR KEYSTONE A-BASIN PASS* Keystone Resort is once again setting the bar when it comes to family-friendly value in the ski industry, introducing the new ...

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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 or more information on a fabulous local business! If you are a local business that would like to reach more than 6,800 parents in Douglas County, ...

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"FALL BACK" AND OTHER SEMI-ANNUAL TASKS

"FALL BACK" AND OTHER SEMI-ANNUAL TASKS

"Fall Back" takes place this Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 AM, although most people will change their clocks before they go to bed on Saturday night. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!In addition to changing the time on your clocks, ...

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MACARONI CRAFT: FRANKENSTEIN HAND PUPPET

MACARONI CRAFT: FRANKENSTEIN HAND PUPPET

Your child's imagination will come to life as you create fun holiday-themed puppets and use them to tell your own spooky stories. These instructions will guide you in the creation of the creepy monster, Frankenstein, but you could use similar ...

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MACARONI RECIPE: TRICKY GELATIN SNACKS

MACARONI RECIPE: TRICKY GELATIN SNACKS

Your kids will love discovering little treats in this fun snack. The recipe is simple but a bit time consuming as the gelatin sets, so plan to make it on a day when you'll be mostly home or over the ...

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DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT

As you probably already know, the enrollment process is changing in our school district. It is that time of year already to be thinking about Open Enrollment for Douglas County!Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other ...

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ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 4, 2014: COLORADO BALLOT ISSUES

ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 4, 2014: COLORADO BALLOT ISSUES

The upcoming election is an important one for Colorado families. There are four state-wide issues on the ballot, as well as several Federal, State, and County offices, including US Senator, Colorado Governor/Lieutenant Governor, and Secretary of State. Ballots were mailed ...

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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.Indian Creek FiftiesSaturday, November 1 at 6:00 AMIndian Creek Trailhead, SedaliaRegistration: $110 (50M); $100 (50KM)Backcountry Wilderness Half MarathonSaturday, November ...

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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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