Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for August 20-26, 2017

South Burlington provides so many opportunities for families to go out and enjoy their community. Often there are free things to do as well as things that don't cost too much money. Here are some ideas for the week of August 20-26, 2017. Get out and have some fun!

If you have signed up for our Birthday Book Program and your child has a birthday in the month of August, please go to the South Burlington Community Library to pick up your FREE birthday book! There is also the option of having it mailed to your home.  If you are interested in signing up for this great FREE program, please see below for how to register.  Happy Birthday and Happy Reading!


GROWING KIDS SOUTH BURLINGTON BIRTHDAY BOOK PROGRAM
Sign up to receive FREE books!
What: A free, age-appropriate book for your child on each of their birthdays from ages 1-5
Who: All families with children ages 0-5 that live in South Burlington
How: 1. You can sign up right here on this blog by filling out the form under the tab above.
          2. You can go to the South Burlington Library and fill out a card there.
          3. You can email growingkids@childcareresource.org with your name, address, each     child's birth date.

Go to the South Burlington Library during your child's birthday month, pick up your free book, and sign in so we know you've received it.  You also have the option of having the book mailed to your home.

Public Skating at Cairns Arena
Where: Cairns Arena, 600 Swift Street
When:  Please check their website for times:  http://www.cairnsarena.com/public.html
Who: Everyone
Cost: Adults:  $5.00, Children 6-17:  $3.00, Children under 5:  $2.00
Contact: Times are subject to change, 802-658-5577http://www.cairnsarena.com/public.html
Skaters of all ages lace up and hit the ice. Skates available for rent for $3.00.



South Burlington Playgroup in the Park
Where:  Jaycee Park, 113 Patchen Road
When:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-5
Cost:  Free
Join the South Burlington Family Center for their Playgroup in the Park series. Playgroup in the Park offers children an opportunity to socialize with peers, exercise gross motor skills on the play structure and giant sand box, and get creative with sidewalk chalk and other provided art supplies.

 For some added fun, feel free to bring your child's bike, trike or scooter (and helmet!) for riding on the adjacent basket ball court. Activities have been chosen for children ages 0-5, though older siblings are welcome!

  • This playgroup is weather dependent. Please check the South Burlington Family Center's website or Facebook page for any cancellations due to weather. 







Kindergarten Playdates
Monday, August 21 at Orchard (2 Baldwin Ave)
Tuesday, August 22 at Chamberlin (262 White Street)
Wednesday, August 23 at Rick Marcotte Central (10 Market Street)
All playdates are from 6:00-7:00 pm
Incoming South Burlington Kindergarten students and their families are invited to a play date at their local elementary school playground.  Come meet new friends and classmates!  Coordinated by South Burlington Family Center and the South Burlington Elementary schools.



Park Hop at Szymanski Park
Where:  32 Andrews Avenue
When:  Wednesday, August 23 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost:  Free
Summer has finally arrived and it is time for the BurlingtonVT Moms park hop series! 
They have put together a schedule of free park hops to give families something to do when other programming ends for the school year. This is the perfect opportunity to explore some of Vermont's fabulous parks while meeting other moms and kiddos! These are low key play dates for all ages. Bring your kiddos, a packed lunch or some snacks and spend time outside! 


Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, August 23 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!

Bites and Bikes
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park (1642 Dorset Street)
When:  Thursday, August 24 from 5:00-8:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost:   varies, depending on food purchased
Come meet and mingle with your SoBu community as you sample from one or more of the many Food Truck options. A combination of Music and Live Bands will set the stage as they sprinkle the open space with yard games and the pavement with sidewalk chalk.
Join them for one or all of these fantastic events at Veterans Memorial Park. Walk, ride or roll on in for a rocking good time.

Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm
Where:  Bread and Butter Farm, Cheesefactory Road
When:  Friday, August 25 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost: There is a charge for food (varies)
At Burger Night they serve a full meal that comes almost entirely from their farm. They raise the cows who provide the beef, they bake the buns, and they grow the veggies for the salads. This year you can compliment your meal with a popsicle made from fresh seasonal berries from Adam's Berry Farm.The music has not had to travel far either. Each week, Chris Dorman (founder of Music for Sprouts) brings amazing bands to liven up the event. Many of the bands are local and their set at Burger Night is a chance to celebrate their integral role in our local community.









Friday Night Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, August 25 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!




Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, August 26 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department




Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for August 13-19. 2017

South Burlington provides so many opportunities for families to go out and enjoy their community. Often there are free things to do as well as things that don't cost too much money. Here are some ideas for the week of August 13-19, 2017. Get out and have some fun!

If you have signed up for our Birthday Book Program and your child has a birthday in the month of August, please go to the South Burlington Community Library to pick up your FREE birthday bookThere is also the option of having it mailed to your home.  If you are interested in signing up for this great FREE program, please see below for how to register.  Happy Birthday and Happy Reading!


GROWING KIDS SOUTH BURLINGTON BIRTHDAY BOOK PROGRAM
Sign up to receive FREE books!
What: A free, age-appropriate book for your child on each of their birthdays from ages 1-5
Who: All families with children ages 0-5 that live in South Burlington
How: 1. You can sign up right here on this blog by filling out the form under the tab above.
          2. You can go to the South Burlington Library and fill out a card there.
          3. You can email growingkids@childcareresource.org with your name, address, each     child's birth date.

Go to the South Burlington Library during your child's birthday month, pick up your free book, and sign in so we know you've received it.  You also have the option of having the book mailed to your home.

Public Skating at Cairns Arena
Where: Cairns Arena, 600 Swift Street
When:  Please check their website for times:  http://www.cairnsarena.com/public.html
Who: Everyone
Cost: Adults:  $5.00, Children 6-17:  $3.00, Children under 5:  $2.00
Contact: Times are subject to change, 802-658-5577http://www.cairnsarena.com/public.html
Skaters of all ages lace up and hit the ice. Skates available for rent for $3.00.



South Burlington Playgroup in the Park
Where:  Jaycee Park, 113 Patchen Road
When:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-5
Cost:  Free
Join the South Burlington Family Center for their Playgroup in the Park series. Playgroup in the Park offers children an opportunity to socialize with peers, exercise gross motor skills on the play structure and giant sand box, and get creative with sidewalk chalk and other provided art supplies.

 For some added fun, feel free to bring your child's bike, trike or scooter (and helmet!) for riding on the adjacent basket ball court. Activities have been chosen for children ages 0-5, though older siblings are welcome!

  • This playgroup is weather dependent. Please check the South Burlington Family Center's website or Facebook page for any cancellations due to weather. 











Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, August 16 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!
Ready, Set, School Series
Where:  Wheeler Garden Park, 1100 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesdays (August 2nd, 9th and 16th) from 6:00-7:00 pm
Who:  Incoming Kindergarteners
Cost:  Free
Join friends at the Wheeler Garden Park for several getting ready for school adventures, meet other incoming kindergarten families, and get those end of the summer jitters out.  Come for one, two, or all three sessions.

Bites and Bikes
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park (1642 Dorset Street)
When:  Thursday, August 17 from 5:00-8:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost:   varies, depending on food purchased
Come meet and mingle with your SoBu community as you sample from one or more of the many Food Truck options. A combination of Music and Live Bands will set the stage as they sprinkle the open space with yard games and the pavement with sidewalk chalk.
Join them for one or all of these fantastic events at Veterans Memorial Park. Walk, ride or roll on in for a rocking good time.

Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm
Where:  Bread and Butter Farm, Cheesefactory Road
When:  Friday, August 18 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost: There is a charge for food (varies)
At Burger Night they serve a full meal that comes almost entirely from their farm. They raise the cows who provide the beef, they bake the buns, and they grow the veggies for the salads. This year you can compliment your meal with a popsicle made from fresh seasonal berries from Adam's Berry Farm.The music has not had to travel far either. Each week, Chris Dorman (founder of Music for Sprouts) brings amazing bands to liven up the event. Many of the bands are local and their set at Burger Night is a chance to celebrate their integral role in our local community.









Friday Night Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, August 18 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!




Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department