Sunday, December 10, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for December 10-16, 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 December 10-16, 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 December 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.






Santa Visits University Mall
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Sunday, from 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday at 10:00 am
Who:  All ages
Cost:  Free for visit, cost for photos
Visit with Santa in Center Court. Sit with Santa and have your picture taken with him (please no personal photography).



South Burlington Playgroup
Where:  Ascension Church, 95 Allen Road
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-5
Cost:  Free
Join the South Burlington Family Center for playgroup!









Baby Brigade at Veterans Memorial Park
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 600 Swift St.
When:  Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-3
Cost:  Free
Join their Baby Brigade as they start Walking and Talking. Ellen Drolette, Outreach Coordinator and Early Educator for Growing Kids South Burlington is excited to bring you “Walk and Talk” this school year.

  • Free water bottles to the adults in the household that attend the walk and talk for the first time with your tiny human(s).
  • Come dressed for the weather for Walk and Talk, rain, snow or slush.

They will meet by the playground at Veterans Memorial Park (Dorset Park).


Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, December 13 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!

Make an Ornament with Mrs. Claus
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, December 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Who:  Ages 0-10
Cost:  Free
Join Mrs. Claus for a make and take ornament to hang on your tree.



Baby Brigade at University Mall
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Friday, December 15 at 10:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-3
Cost:  Free
Join our Baby Brigade as we start Talking and Reading. Ellen Drolette, Outreach Coordinator, and Early Educator, for Growing Kids South Burlington, is excited to bring you Storytime this school year.
A free book for each household that attends story time. Activities have been chosen for ages 0-3.  Storytimes will be held at 10:00 am at the University Mall seating area outside JC Penney




Friday Night Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, December 15 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!







Santa's Workshop at Davis Studio
Where:  916 Shelburne Rd.
When:  Saturday, December 16 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Who:  Ages 3 and up
Cost:  Contact studio,  please register:  (802) 425-2700  www.davisstudiovt.com
Kids will make great holiday gifts in Davis Studio's Secret Santa Workshop. They will provide all the supplies and support to make several delightful handmade gifts that your child will be proud to give to friends and relatives. Kids will also create their own decorated wrapping paper and cards. Leave with your presents wrapped and ready to put under the tree.


Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, December 16 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for December 3-9, 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 December 3-9, 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 December 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.




Santa Cares at University Mall
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Sunday, December 3 from 8:00-10:00 am
Who:  Ages 2 and up
Cost:  Free for visit, cost for photos
Children with special needs and their families are invited to attend a private photo session where extra care is taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children.




Santa Visits University Mall
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday at 10:00 am
Who:  All ages

Cost:  Free for visit, cost for photos
Visit with Santa in Center Court. Sit with Santa and have your picture taken with him (please no personal photography).




South Burlington Playgroup
Where:  Ascension Church, 95 Allen Road
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-5
Cost:  Free
Join the South Burlington Family Center for playgroup!










Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, December 6 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!




Meet Mrs. Claus and Prancer the Reindeer
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm
Who:  All ages
Cost:  Free
Join Mrs. Claus and Prancer for a meet and greet and pictures. Learn all about Prancer from her handler. Kids get to take home a coloring page!




Friday Night Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, December 8 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!





Babywearing International of Greater Burlington
Where:  400 Swift Street
When:  Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost:  Free
Babywearing International of Greater Burlington (formerly Burlington Babywearers) is a greater Burlington, Vermont area non-profit group made up of diverse parents and caregivers who love babywearing. They know how overwhelming it can be when you are new to babywearing. In order to help relieve some of this stress, they meet monthly to go over safety, demonstrate carriers, offer one-on-one help, and assist you in finding the perfect carrier for you and your little one.
They encourage anyone (moms, dads, grandparents, childcare providers, etc.) interested in learning more about babywearing to join them. You do not need to be a member to enjoy these meetings. They are free and open for anyone interested in babywearing to attend.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 400 Swift Street, South Burlington. Please check their facebook page for updates regularly.


Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for November 26-December 2, 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 November 26-December 2, 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 November or December 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
Where:  Ascension Church, 95 Allen Road
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-5
Cost:  Free
Join the South Burlington Family Center for playgroup!










Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, November 29 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!




Friday Night Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!






Holiday Party and Pictures with Santa at Davis Studio
Where:  Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Rd.
When:  Friday, December 2 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Who:  Ages 0-7
Cost:  See website for ticket prices:  http://burlingtonvt.citymomsblog.com/
Skip the lines this season and enjoy a holiday party while you're at it during their Annual Holiday Party & Pictures with Santa sponsored by Davis Studio and ClearChoice MD Urgent Care.
Every child in attendance will have the opportunity to take part in a winter themed craft facilitated by the talented Davis Studio staff, play games, do activities and take a picture either with Santa Claus or without but in front of a beautiful backdrop with the talented Mae of Mae Memories Photography. Following the event each child’s parent will be sent a digital image of their child with or without Santa that can be used however they want (social media, holiday Cards, wherever your imagination takes you!). 
 There will also be snacks available for each child and goody bags included in the ticket price.

Three Sessions: 8:30 am to 10:00 am, 10:30 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 2:30 pm.



Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department