Looking for summer camps for your kiddos? Don't have a consistent schedule? Want your kids to learn to be independent thinkers and make their own (good) decisions? Check out Steve & Kate's Camp! [ read more ]
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Kinky Boots playing this week at the Buell Theatre

[ Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 0 comments ]
Kinky Boots comes to Denver! This  huge-hearted, high-heeled, Broadway hit plays all this week at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the Buell Theatre!

With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. 

“There is no show hotter than Kinky Boots!” – CBS News

Show Information:

Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts - Buell Theatre

Run Time: 2 hr 20 min (including a 20-min intermission)

Ticket Price: Starts at $30 at denvercenter.org

Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the ONLY authorized ticket provider for this productions in Denver.

Age Recommendation: 10+

Advisory: Uses haze through the show and strobe-lights during Lola’s entrance in the finale

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Steve & Kate's offers flexible summer camp days for your kiddos

Looking for summer camps for your kiddos? Don't have a consistent schedule? Want your kids to learn to be independent thinkers and make their own (good) decisions? Check out Steve & Kate's Camp!

Steve & Kate’s believes that you need to trust kids with the freedom to make their own choices. Driven by their natural curiosity, children will experiment with their own decision-making and develop the confidence to try, fail, and learn on their own. They offer activities to inspire every child! Designed by learning scientists and tested by kids, their studios offer a chance for campers to dig deep into their passions. Whether they are the next big film director, an up-and-coming fashion designer, or bound to be the best baker around, they have something for everyone.

They also believe that camp should be easy for parents, so make it totally flexible. Parents buy any number of days (including an all-summer membership) and then show up whenever—no need to tell them ahead of time that you’re coming. If you buy more than you need, they’ll automatically refund back unused Day Passes at the end of the summer. And with lunch and snacks provided as a part of the camp fees, you might wish they were around all year!

Open this Summer June 12 - August 11
Grades Pre-K through 7th, with leadership opportunities for 8th & 9th graders
The Logan School for Creative Learning  in Lowry and 40+ locations nationwide

Questions? Call Chas! 720-439-7785 or email denver@steveandkate.com Learn more at www.steveandkate.com

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5K in Support of Women by Dress for Success Denver - April 22

[ Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 0 comments ]

Dress for Success Denver (DFS Denver) will host its 7th Annual Power Walk 5K at Central Park Stapleton on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 10 a.m. DFS Denver helps 1,400 women each year find positions that offer a livable wage and a career path, help them keep their jobs, and succeed in both life and work. and has helped 11,000 local women since 2006.

Executive director Guadalupe Torres states, "every woman has the power to change their lives and that is what the women in our programs are doing everyday! With our help, they are transforming their lives – to one that moves them out of poverty. The walk is symbolic because it brings women from our programs together with the Denver community that supports them in their journey – it is a sisterhood of reaching behind and pulling another woman forward!"

Registration and pre-event festivities begin at 9 a.m. Mary Louise Lee, wife of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, will sing the National Anthem to kickoff the 5K event. During the walk/run, participants have the opportunity to learn about the work DFS Denver does and how they can get involved.

The Power Walk for DFS Denver benefits the organization’s work and its Professional Women's Group, a job retention program that helps women get the job, keep the job, and grow in their careers.

Registration is $25 for adults ($75 for a team of 4) $10 for dogs and kids 12 years-old and under are free. Great prizes for the best dressed team and best-dressed dog!  To learn more about the Power Walk, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/denverpowerwalk2017.

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Spring Break at YMCA of the Rockies

[ Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 0 comments ]
Any plans for spring break yet? If not, why not spend it at the YMCA of the Rockies? With two locations, they offer fun for all ages among Colorado's gorgeous mountains. For more details, also check out our recent Stapleton Moms post about Snow Mountain Ranch.

Snow Mountain Ranch:

As a year-round destination, a stay at Snow Mountain Ranch brings groups and families together to relax and enjoy the outdoors. With a huge selection of activities, most included at no cost for overnight guests, everyone in the family will find something to do. From young to old, there’s an activity or program that will delight even the toughest of “too cool” teenagers. Accommodations ranges from hotel-style lodge rooms, yurts, cozy cabins, or mega reunion cabins sleeping up to 44 guests. Plus, guests who stay in lodge rooms receive two free breakfasts for each night booked.

For downhill skiers, Snow Mountain Ranch is conveniently located between the alpine ski resorts of Winter Park/Mary Jane and Ski Granby Ranch and offers an alpine ski/snowboard rental shop on-site.

Some unique on-site Spring Break activities include: dog sledding, fat tire snow bikes, Nordic (cross-country) skiing, tubing/sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, horseback riding, indoor archery, indoor climbing wall, swimming pool with water slides and climbing wall, a loaded craft center, ping-pong, basketball, and roller skating, plus creative weekly programming such as a human Hungry Hungry Hippos game, snow games, curling, and snow fort building

Ski and Fat Bike Spring Festival – March 24-26

Intro to Alpine Touring Program (brand new!)

Estes Park Center:

YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park offers families a unique, unplugged spring break experience with fun activities for all ages. Guests enjoy affordable private cabins and lodge rooms (no TVs!), optional dining plans that feature three meals a day, and activities such as guided hikes, fat tire snow bike rentals, indoor swimming, archery lessons, arts & crafts, roller skating, and miniature golf.

From March 19-April 14, YMCA of the Rockies will feature special events for families who are vacationing during spring break.

Activities include:

  • Erupting Apple-Cano - Create and erupt your own mini apple-canos and figure out just why they erupt the way they do.
  • Lawn Games - Come and join in the fun of Hawaiian-themed lawn games! Some include Beach Ball Relay Race, Coconut Bowling, and Human Ring Toss.
  • Wave Maker - Create a wave in a bottle while learning the different densities of varying liquids.
  • Luau Party - Wear your best Hawaiian shirt to participate in games, music and fun!
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Ninja and Star Wars Summer Camps!

[ Friday, March 10, 2017 | 0 comments ]
Guest post by Mindee Forman

Are your kids Star Wars obsessed? Love American Ninja Warrior? Are just super active? Stapleton Family Karate has the camps for you, right in the Northfield shops, and Stapleton Moms readers receive $35 off!

My kids have been attending regular classes at Stapleton Family Karate for about six months now and are SUPER excited to be in the Ninja camp this summer. Previous martial arts experience isn't required - as a parent, I love that my kids not only have fun there, but they learn about respect, integrity, self-discipline, confidence, and all sorts of wonderful life skills.

American Ninja Warrior Camp
Obstacle courses, ninja skills, throwing stars, and more! Ages 4 and up, June 19-23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - $275 per kid

Star Wars Camp
Train as a rebel soldier and become a Jedi knight! Includes a lightsaber (color of your choice) to take home. Ages 4 and up, July 17-21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - $325 per kid

For more information or to register your child, call Stapleton Family Karate at (303) 928-0043.
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