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The Gift of Failure Presented by Jessica Lahey

Date:
Sep 13, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-527-4931

Learn about the best methods to help students develop intrinsic motivation, based on current research. Presented by New York Times best-selling author Jessica Lahey. Reservations requested. Open to the public.

Vaping and E-Cigarettes Education Tour

Date:
Feb 13, 2019 to Feb 15, 2019
Schedule:
Feb. 13: 5:30-7pm Feb. 15: 11:30am-1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
877-752-2737

Join acclaimed e-cigarette and vape researcher Dr. Stan Glantz, PhD, who will present an interactive discussion on the latest research and trends for parents, students, physicians, and the general community. The Surgeon General recently declared vaping as an epidemic, and current statistics show that Colorado is significantly higher than the national average for high school…

Baby and Me Yoga

Date:
Sep 15, 2019 to Oct 20, 2019
Schedule:
Sun, 11-noon
Cost:
$49 Lakewood resident, $65 nonresident
Phone:
720-963-5360

Attend a class designed for new moms with a focus on postpartum recovery, developing strength, flexibility, and calming techniques. Registration required; use activity code #322500.

Zazu Dreams Book Event

Date:
Apr 12, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-447-2074

Join Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff as she speaks about and signs her new book, Zazu Dreams, a tale about the adventures of a Sephardic Jewish boy and his imaginary friend, a malamute husky, who travels the globe experiencing the relationship between humans and their environments.

PEN’s Colorado Gives Day Celebration

Date:
Dec 04, 2018 6 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$25 for barbeque buffet meal; free entry if not eating. Cash bar available for drinks
Phone:
608-770-1342

Enjoy a fun evening in the private barrel room of Fate Brewing Company to celebrate Colorado Gives Day. Be inspired by the Parent Engagement Network's (PEN) impact, reach, and plans for the upcoming year. Barbecue buffet provided by Yoder Smoker.

Protecting Children from Sexual Assault

Date:
Apr 09, 2019 6:30 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-527-4931

Break the cycle of sexual assault through prevention education. This training session will be presented by Blue Sky Bridge organization and will cover the basics of child sexual abuse, including: facts and statistics, warning signs, prevention tips, talking to kids, handling disclosures, and reporting abuse. RSVP on the website.

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™

Date:
Sep 20, 2017 to Oct 18, 2016
Cost:
Phone:
303-770-4667

Attend a workshop that provides practical tools and techniques that can change the way your family operates and makes parenting more fun. The early childhood class is geared specifically toward parents of young children, ages 1-10.

Raising Capable Humans

Date:
Jan 16, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-527-4931

Learn from educator Heather Murray as she delves into what children need as they move into adult life, with concrete examples and easy-to-follow instructions for parents. Reservations required.

Terrenda White Book Event

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 6:30pm
Cost:
$5 voucher to attend, good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event
Phone:
303-447-2074

Join Terrenda White as she speaks about and signs her new book, Twenty-First-Century Jim Crow Schools: The Impact of Charters and Vouchers on Public Education.

Mental Health & School Safety Community Panel Discussion

Date:
Sep 10, 2019 6 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$15. Use promo code: "PANEL5"
Phone:
720-841-2545

Listen to and discuss the issues of mental health, school safety, and other important issues. The end goal is to unify support in our community and protect our children. Panel guests include: Rep. Tom Sullivan, Colorado State of Representatives, 37th District; Annette Haugh,Columbine Survivor and Mother of Two; Stacey Hervey, M.C.J., Assoc. Professor of Criminal…

Sex Positive Parenting Workshop

Date:
Feb 28, 2019 6:30pm
Cost:
$15 for workshop and apps; $25 includes Alison's book
Phone:
720-689-1450

Learn how to be positive (and not scary) when talking to kids about sex. The workshop is run by Alison Macklin, VP of Education at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and author of Making Sense of “It” - A Guide To Sex For Teens (And Their Parents, Too!). Sex Positive Parenting is sponsored by…

Success with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Disruptive Kids

Date:
Apr 05, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm
Cost:
$99
Phone:
720-898-7200

Attend a Love & Logic class in which Dr. Charles Fay gives strategies for staying sane with kids who constantly test limits. He will also discuss how to remain loving while not becoming a doormat and a research-based process for building intrinsic motivation.

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Date:
Sep 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-887-2371

Hear a discussion on mental health presented by Dr. Sandra L. Fritsch,medical director of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Temple Grandin Book Event

Date:
May 21, 2018 4:30pm
Schedule:
Activity hour for kids 4:30-6:30pm; Dr. Grandin's presentation 6-6:45pm; book signing 7–8pm
Cost:
$35 adult ticket includes a copy of the book; $10 age 18 and under.
Phone:
720-898-7200

Hear author and speaker Dr. Temple Grandin speak as part of the national tour for her new book, Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor. The event includes an activity hour for kids featuring projects from the book, a presentation, and book signing.

Parenting Adolescents: Brain Development

Date:
Mar 12, 2019 6:30 - 8pm
Cost:
$10
Phone:
303-880-6030

Get guidance to raise happy and healthy teens. This presentation will be given in English and Spanish simultaneously. For parents but kids and teens are welcome to attend, supervised. Purchase tickets in advance.

Parenting Classes

Date:
Jan 29, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing throughout the year
Cost:
See website
Phone:
303-875-7294

Register for ongoing Love and Logic parenting classes for ages toddler to teen and other parenting resources. Location varies based on class. See schedule online.

Executive Functioning Skills

Date:
Nov 29, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-527-4931

Hear Cathy Clark of Bolder Ed Strategies present on developing executive functioning skills for elementary and middle school students. Reservations required online. For parents.

“How to Raise An Adult”

Date:
Oct 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-880-6030

Join author Julie Lythcott-Haims for a presentation based on her book, "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success." Parents will have the opportunity to sign up for book groups. Reservations required online.

Parenting Adolescents: Resiliency

Date:
Nov 13, 2018 6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$10 per ticket; scholarship price available
Phone:
303-880-6030

Attend a presentation geared toward helping parents raise happy and healthy teens. Offered in English and Spanish simultaneously. For adults; children and teens welcome. Reservations required online.

Navigating Friendships, Social Conflicts & Popularity

Date:
Mar 05, 2019 6 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-346-3500

Hear speaker Rosalind Wiseman, author of New York Times bestsellers, share how boys’ and girls’ social group dynamics influence their interactions. She'll offer step-by-step advice on how to teach young people how to navigate these common yet complex situations. Reservations required.

Screenagers

Date:
Nov 15, 2018 6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $5 youth
Phone:
303-880-6030

See a film that reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development, and offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world. Provided with Spanish subtitles. Q&A and discussion with Spanish interpretation will follow the film. Age 11 and up. Reservations required online.

The Fourth Trimester Book Event

Date:
Jan 11, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$5 voucher in advance or at the door is good for $5 off the book
Phone:
303-447-2074

Hear Kimberly Johnson speak about and sign her new book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality.

Warm Welcome Playdates

Date:
Apr 22, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-399-2660

Attend a playdate for new Jewish parents and their babies. The playdates include snacks and social time with other parents and babies, a Boogie Babies music class demo, and a tour of the JCC. For parents with babies age 8 months or under. RSVP required.

How to Improve Your Parenting Journey

Date:
Jan 23, 2018 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
719-306-8557

Celebrate National School Choice Week with a complementary dinner, parenting presentation, and celebration for adults. This event offers adults the opportunity to learn new guidelines and tools to achieve improved family relationships, positive behavior in children, and general problem-solving skills for family members.The keynote speaker is Sandra Kwesell MSC, MFCT, author of the "Pillars for…

Identity, Difference, and Allyship

Date:
Feb 27, 2019 6 - 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-527-4931

Attend a workshop for parents that provides language and proactive strategies for addressing children’s questions and misconceptions about cultural identities such as gender, race, ethnicity, and ability. RSVP online.

Let’s Connect Parent

Date:
Feb 21, 2019 to Apr 25, 2019
Cost:
$20 per 2 hour session each week
Phone:
303-695-7996

Improve communication and alleviate stress between you and your child in this evidence-based 10-week group. Families with children ages 6-12.

Adult Beekeeping Class

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 to Oct 06, 2018
Schedule:
April 7 and 14, May 19, June 2, July 21, Aug. 25, Oct. 6
Cost:
$60 per class, $400 for the series
Phone:
303-443-9952

Learn how to keep your own bees in a series of hands-on classes and labs designed to support new beekeepers through their first season of beekeeping. Take the entire series or drop in to individual classes. Some classes held at a different location; see website. For adults.

Beyond Giftedness Conference XXVI

Date:
Feb 22, 2019 8am - 4pm
Cost:
$50 and up
Phone:
973-975-9626

Attend the forum for teachers, counselors, parents, administrators, policymakers, and other professionals to share and learn about a multitude of topics (academic, social/emotional, educational policy) relating to gifted children—how to meet their unique needs and unlock their unique potentialities. Register online.

Friends Middle School Info Meeting & Tour

Date:
Nov 06, 2017 6:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-499-1999 x 227

Learn in depth about Friends Middle School program and curriculum, meet the teachers, ask questions, and visit the new North campus. Parents and students are welcome. Reservations required to: admissions@FriendsSchoolBoulder.org.

Bright Ideas

Date:
Mar 05, 2018 6:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2371

Hear from interesting people doing innovative things that impact the community, sponsored by the Broomfield Library and Westminster Public Library. Students from Adams 12 STEM schools will present solutions to local and world issues using problem-based learning.

New Parent Class

Date:
Feb 07, 2019 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-835-0709

Get resources to help support you on your parenting journey. Receive a light snack and information by Bright by Three regarding child development, Love-Sleep and Happiness Consulting, and You Are Not Alone, offering free and available community mental health support.

Teaching Resilience

Date:
Feb 21, 2018 8:15am - 9:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-527-4931

Hear Jenny Hecht of Karuna Healing speak about teaching children resilience. Reservations appreciated.

Natural Tools for Parents to Ease Anxiety

Date:
Nov 11, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
$59.99
Phone:
720-696-1373

Learn how to soothe your stress over the holidays. Learn breathing and meditation exercises specifically for peace of mind and calming, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Law of Attraction coaching to address your specific stressors. Guests receive a gift bag of physical tools for reducing overwhelm and stress during the holidays.

Parenting Safe Children Workshop

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 1 - 5pm
Cost:
$10-$50
Phone:
303-360-6600

Attend a workshop hosted by Mothers of Multiples Society (MOMS). Feather Berkower, a licensed clinical social worker and leader in child sexual abuse prevention, will empower adults to keep children of all ages safe from sexual abuse. She will examine ways children are vulnerable to sexual abuse. Participants will also learn teachable body safety rules,…

Keeping Your Kids Sleep on Track

Date:
Feb 28, 2019 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-835-0709

Meet with a Sleep, Love and Happiness Sleep Consultant who will help navigate sleep challenges that can occur with the Daylight Savings Time change. Registration required online. See website for age requirements and activity options.

Organize Your Money Class

Date:
Feb 24, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Once per month on select days; see website
Cost:
$29
Phone:
303-808-0465

Learn the basics of budgeting and become a master of your money. Find help in organizing your home, office and finances.

Alphabet Rockers Workshop for Adults

Date:
Mar 10, 2018 9 - 10:30am
Cost:
Admission is free but a $10 donation is welcome
Phone:
720-990-6743

Learn how to talk to your kids, and each other, about difficult subjects. The Brave Coalition and the Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers join together for a 90-minute workshop for educators, parents, and caregivers. The Bay Area-based Alphabet Rockers is a preeminent group of children's music artists who use hip-hop to focus on social change and racial…

Communication, Connection, & Setting Healthy Boundaries

Date:
Nov 06, 2019 6:30 - 8pm
Cost:
$10
Phone:
303-880-6030

Meet interpersonal communication consultant Karen Alonge who will teach communication skills from Motivational Interviewing—a collaborative conversation style that helps enhance motivation and commitment to change. For adults.

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Date:
Nov 08, 2019 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-346-3500

Attend a documentary film screening that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it, featuring World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps. Student success coach Jessie Skipwith will lead a discussion following the film. Seating is limited. Reserved your spot online. For adults.

Love and Logic Event

Date:
Jan 19, 2019
Schedule:
9am-noon (younger kids), 1-4pm (older kids)
Cost:
$30 per person, per session
Phone:
800-338-4065

Get practical advice from child behavioral experts Dr. Charles Fay & Jim Fay on handling unruly kids, transforming them into respectful and responsible children. Learn how to avoid power struggles and arguments with step-by-step plans and techniques. Attend either session or both.

Crash Course: Parenting ‘Tweens and Teens

Date:
Nov 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-770-4667

Attend a one-day class for parents of 4th- through 12th-graders to help you become a more confident and consistent parent and create the happy, harmonious family you’ve always wanted. The course is based on the principles of Love and Logic®.

Admission Open House

Date:
Jan 31, 2018 9am - 10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-527-4931

Learn about Boulder Country Day School and ask questions about preschool through middle school. Reservations required.

Barbara Coloroso: Raising Kids with Wit and Wisdom

Date:
Nov 07, 2018 6 - 8:30pm
Schedule:
Meet and greet at 6pm; presentation begins at 6:30pm
Cost:
$25 adult, $10 youth for presentation only; $40 for meet and greet plus presentation; scholarship price available
Phone:
303-880-6030

Hear Barbara Coloroso, a speaker and author in the areas of parenting, teaching, school discipline, nonviolent conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, speak on the basics of parenting and helping kids in times of loss, grief, and change. Book signing and sale following presentation. Reservations required online.

Parenting Adolescents: Talking about the Tough Stuff

Date:
Jan 15, 2019 6:30 - 8pm
Cost:
$10, scholarship ticket pricing is available
Phone:
303-880-6030

Hear a presentation geared toward helping parents raise happy and healthy teens. Learn how to talk about the tough stuff. This presentation will be given in English and Spanish simultaneously. Purchase tickets online.

Natural Highs

Date:
Apr 25, 2019 6:30 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-880-6030

Learn about healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol. Intended for parents and teens. RSVP required.

Stress and Anxiety Symposium

Date:
Jan 26, 2019 to Jan 27, 2019
Schedule:
Jan. 26, 9am-4pm (registration starts at 8am); Jan. 27, noon-4pm (registration starts at 11am)
Cost:
$50-$60. Scholarship tickets available
Phone:
303-880-6030

Attend the 3rd annual series of workshops and classes that will give parents the information and tools needed to be resourced and empowered to take care of themselves and teach their children to do the same. Meals and interpretation provided. Age 8 and up. Purchase tickets online.

PEN 16th Annual Kick Off: 2017 A Year of Strength

Date:
Sep 19, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-880-6030

Attend an interactive presentation featuring Dr. Elizabeth Olson of the Collective for Psychological Wellness. Learn strategies to move from fear to strength-based parenting. Find community resources which support parents and youth. Reservations suggested online. $10 adult, free for youth. Scholarship tickets available (select the option when registering).

All School Open House

Date:
Nov 08, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-527-4931

Learn about Boulder Country Day School’s academic and arts programs, meet faculty, and other prospective families. For preschool through middle school parents. Reservations requested.

Share the Love!

Date:
Feb 17, 2019 10:45am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-643-5662

Learn more about the importance of breastfeeding and human milk donation. There will be free yoga and kids activities including cookie decorating.

Parent Support

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
Thu, 2pm or by appointment
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-835-0709

Join in weekly for conversation and discussion topics with Colorado non-profit, YANA (You Are Not Alone-Mom2Mom). Age 2 and under can attend with parents and stay in the activity room. Older kids can play in the play center for a $2 discount.

Littlest Learners Class

Date:
May 01, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
May 15, 4pm; May 21, 9am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in hands-on classes for infants and toddlers that explore fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive experiences.

The Power of Parenting

Date:
Mar 09, 2019 9am - noon
Cost:
$25 available online
Phone:
608-770-1342

Attend a workshop with Dr. Shelly Mahon that highlights why parents are so important and provides specific ways in which you can have the greatest impact on your child’s development, their choices, and your relationship with them.

Summer Garden Management

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 9 - 11:30am
Cost:
$40
Phone:
303-443-9952

Explore best practices for maintaining a healthy garden once it is growing. Learn a variety of techniques that reduce weed pressure, such as solarization and cover cropping, how to set up an irrigation system and conserve water in the garden, and see some tools you can use to make these tasks more efficient.

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