Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happenings in South Burlington for November 11-17, 2018

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 11-17, 2018 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 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.






Toddler Time at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Tuesday, November 13 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 1-3
Cost:  Free
Join them for songs and stories during this literacy-based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity followed by time to play with friends and explore a variety of developmentally appropriate materials for young children including board books, blocks, puzzles and puppets.



TimberNook Tiny Ones Playgroup
Where:  Ascension Church, 95 Allen Road 
When:  Wednesday, November 14 from 9:30-11:30 am
Who:  Ages 0-4
Cost:  18 dollars per day
Tiny Ones is a nature-based playgroup experience for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses. This program is designed for children ages 18 months to 4 years and is sure to delight and inspire the youngest of minds. You’ll also walk away each day with an idea on how to inspire creative play outdoors.
Pre-Registration is required and can be found on their website. http://timbernook.sharetribe.com/en/wonderrootsllc


Babytime at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday November 14 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 0-1
Cost:  Free
Babies features songs, stories, gentle lap bounces and cuddles for non-walking babies and their caregivers. Ms.Kelly gently introduces puppets and stuffed animal friends in a "baby-friendly"way. A chance for both babies and caregivers to relax, play and socialize. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Join them at the South Burlington Community Library for stories, rhymes and songs for non-walking infants.





Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, November 14 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!


Santa's Arrival Party at University Mall
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 am
Who:  All ages
Cost:  Free
Join them at 11:00am for Santa's Arrival Parade. Santa and Mrs. Clause will arrive by train in a parade featuring a marching band and cheerleaders.  Following the parade take a train ride, bounce in the bouncy castle, have your face painted and have your picture taken with Santa. The holidays will officially begin Saturday November 17 at University Mall! 




Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department





Sunday, November 4, 2018

Happenings in South Burlington for November 4-10. 2018

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 4-10, 2018 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 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.






Toddler Time at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Tuesday, November 6 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 1-3
Cost:  Free
Join them for songs and stories during this literacy-based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity followed by time to play with friends and explore a variety of developmentally appropriate materials for young children including board books, blocks, puzzles and puppets.



Babytime at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday November 7 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 0-1
Cost:  Free
Babies features songs, stories, gentle lap bounces and cuddles for non-walking babies and their caregivers. Ms.Kelly gently introduces puppets and stuffed animal friends in a "baby-friendly"way. A chance for both babies and caregivers to relax, play and socialize. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Join them at the South Burlington Community Library for stories, rhymes and songs for non-walking infants.





Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, November 7 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!

Family Pottery Night at Davis Studio
Where:  916 Shelburne Road
When:  Friday, November 9 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Who:  Ages 3 and up with a caregiver
Cost:  25 dollars per person
Family Painted Pottery Nights: You and your child will enjoy painting pottery with your own design. Each artist will be guided through the process of painting on bisque.  Please pre-register for the classes.  Children must be accompanied by a participating parent. 

Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department





Sunday, October 28, 2018

Happenings in South Burlington for October 28-November 3, 2018

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 October 21-November 3, 2018 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 October or November 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.







Big Blue Express Not so Scary Train Ride
Where:  1100 Dorset Street
When:  Sunday, October 28 from 3:00-8:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost: 10 dollars for each kid, adults are free
The Big Blue Express will be giving not so spooky train rides through the Wheeler public gardens. You'll see Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman, Zombies, ghosts rising from their graves and more . Kids will be able to make some of the spookyness happen by pulling ropes to make ghosts, a giant spider, and other spooky things move. They'll also help make some of the spooky sounds other kids will hear while riding the train.
If you've ridden the train 3 or 4 times and want something else to do you can play the famous Big Blue Trunk games and a few special Halloween games he has created. You will also will also be playing "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". Everyone receives a cider donut and a cup of hot cider with the ability to purchase more.




Night Before Halloween Party at University Mall
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Monday, October 29 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Who:  Ages 2-12
Cost:  Free
Celebrate Halloween in a warm, safe indoor environment at University Mall.
  • 5:00 Halloween Bingo
  • 5:30 Spooky Storytime
  • 6:00- 7:00pm trick-or-treat from store to store.

This event is intended for ages 2-12. Kiddos from the local community and beyond enjoy a safe, indoor environment for Halloween games and family entertainment.



Toddler Time at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Tuesday, October 30 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 1-3
Cost:  Free
Join them for songs and stories during this literacy-based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity followed by time to play with friends and explore a variety of developmentally appropriate materials for young children including board books, blocks, puzzles and puppets.



Babytime at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, October 31 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 0-1
Cost:  Free
Babies features songs, stories, gentle lap bounces and cuddles for non-walking babies and their caregivers. Ms.Kelly gently introduces puppets and stuffed animal friends in a "baby-friendly"way. A chance for both babies and caregivers to relax, play and socialize. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Join them at the South Burlington Community Library for stories, rhymes and songs for non-walking infants.





Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, October 31 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!


Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department





Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happenings in South Burlington for October 21-27, 2018

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 October 21-27, 2018 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 October 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.




Halloween Spooktacular and Trunk or Treat
Where:  500 Dorset Street
When:  Sunday, October 21 from 12:00-3:00 pm
Who:  Ages 3-11
Cost:  Free for adults, 3 dollars per child
An afternoon of Halloween fun and games! Come dressed in your favorite costume to participate in the many games and activities that are planned. There will be a Pumpkin Walk, Halloween Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Trunk-or-Treat and much more. This is a family event open to all ages, with prizes and special treats for all, although games and activities are geared for preschool through 5th grades.



Toddler Time at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Tuesday, October 23 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 1-3
Cost:  Free
Join them for songs and stories during this literacy-based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity followed by time to play with friends and explore a variety of developmentally appropriate materials for young children including board books, blocks, puzzles and puppets.



Babytime at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, October 24 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 0-1
Cost:  Free
Babies features songs, stories, gentle lap bounces and cuddles for non-walking babies and their caregivers. Ms.Kelly gently introduces puppets and stuffed animal friends in a "baby-friendly"way. A chance for both babies and caregivers to relax, play and socialize. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Join them at the South Burlington Community Library for stories, rhymes and songs for non-walking infants.





Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!


Big Kid Storytime at South Burlington Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Who:  Ages 4-8
Cost:  Free
Story Time just for big kids! Children ages 4+ are welcome to join this storytime. 









Big Blue Express Not so Scary Train Ride
Where:  1100 Dorset Street
When:  Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 from 3:00-8:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost: 10 dollars for each kid, adults are free
The Big Blue Express will be giving not so spooky train rides through the Wheeler public gardens. You'll see Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman, Zombies, ghosts rising from their graves and more . Kids will be able to make some of the spookyness happen by pulling ropes to make ghosts, a giant spider, and other spooky things move. They'll also help make some of the spooky sounds other kids will hear while riding the train.

If you've ridden the train 3 or 4 times and want something else to do you can play the famous Big Blue Trunk games and a few special Halloween games he has created. You will also will also be playing "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". Everyone receives a cider donut and a cup of hot cider with the ability to purchase more.




Family Paint at Davis Studio
Where:  Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road
When:  Friday, October 26 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Who:  Ages 3 and up
Cost: 25 dollars per person  Please pre-register for the classes.
You and your child will be guided through the process of creating an acrylic painting on a stretched canvas. Relax and enjoy the creative energy, learning how to mix colors and design a painting that is uniquely yours. You'll make outstanding paintings while spending a memorable evening together. Children must be accompanied by a participating parent. 



Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department