Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for October 22-28, 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 October 22-28, 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 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 22 from 12:00-3:00 pm
Who:  Ages 3-11
Cost:  3 dollars per child, adults free
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.
This Halloween Celebration will be held at the F.H.Tuttle Middle School.




Stroller Strides (South Burlington Recreation Department program)
Where:  Wheeler Park, 1100 Dorset Street
When:  Mondays from August 29-November 20 from 8:30-9:30 am
Who:  Adults with little ones in strollers
Cost:  2 dollars per session
Pack up your little one and join others at the Wheeler Homestead for fitness tips and a walk.









Wheeler Wanderers (South Burlington Recreation program)
Where:  Wheeler Homestead and Garden park 
When:  Tuesdays, September 19 to November 14 from 9:00-10:00 am
Who:  Ages 3-5
Cost:  5 dollars per session.  Register:  https://register.sburlrecdept.com/
Come join them for mini adventures each Tuesday this fall at the Wheeler Homestead. Activities will range from Tyke Hikes to Dinosaur Digs, and everything in between, so be sure to come prepared with a sense of adventure and clothes for the weather. Each week parents will be sent home with a variety of themed activities to continue outdoor play with their toddler at home.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.



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:  600 Swift Street
When:  Wednesday, October 25 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) at 10:00 am 





Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!





Big Blue Express Not-So-Scary Halloween Train Ride
Where:  1100 Dorset Street
When:  Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 3:00-8:00 pm
Who:  All ages
Cost:  10 dollars per child, adults are freeThe 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 Vermont Teddy Bears. 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 or Pottery Night at Davis Studio
Where:  916 Shelburne Rd.
When:  Friday, October 27 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Who:  Ages 3 and up
Cost:  25 dollars per person
You and your Family can spend the evening Painting on Canvas or on Pottery. Please pre-register for the classes.
Family Paint Nights: 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
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.
Grab dinner in their Starving Artist Cafe. They will have pizza, salad and ice-cream treats available for purchase starting at 5:00 p.m and class starts at 6:00pm.

Children must be accompanied by a participating parent.




Friday Night Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, October 27 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, October 28 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for October 15-21, 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 October 15-21, 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 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.




Stroller Strides (South Burlington Recreation Department program)
Where:  Wheeler Park, 1100 Dorset Street
When:  Mondays from August 29-November 20 from 8:30-9:30 am
Who:  Adults with little ones in strollers
Cost:  2 dollars per session
Pack up your little one and join others at the Wheeler Homestead for fitness tips and a walk.




Free French and Mandarin Lesson at Accents School of Foreign Language
Where:  1881 Williston Rd.
When:  Monday, October 16 from 4:30-5:30 pm
Who:  Ages 4-12
Cost:  Free
They offer fun, interactive classes that focus on oral expression. Kids will be speaking in the target language the very first class as they enjoy participating in a variety of immersion games, activities, and even role play.  

RSVP: accentssofl@gmail.com or 860-468-5373 and specify which language your child(ren) would like to try: French or Mandarin. Space is limited.




Wheeler Wanderers (South Burlington Recreation program)
Where:  Wheeler Homestead and Garden park 
When:  Tuesdays, September 19 to November 14 from 9:00-10:00 am
Who:  Ages 3-5
Cost:  5 dollars per session.  Register:  https://register.sburlrecdept.com/
Come join them for mini adventures each Tuesday this fall at the Wheeler Homestead. Activities will range from Tyke Hikes to Dinosaur Digs, and everything in between, so be sure to come prepared with a sense of adventure and clothes for the weather. Each week parents will be sent home with a variety of themed activities to continue outdoor play with their toddler at home.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.



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 University Mall

Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, October 18 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.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, October 18 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, October 20 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, October 21 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department




Community Carving and Pumpkin Glow
Where:  FH Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset Street
When:  Saturday, October 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost:  Free

Bring a pumpkin to carve, a little imagination and a lot of carving enthusiasm. They will supply the carvers, stencils, markers and decorations. The evening will end with the lighting of your creation in the Community Pumpkins Glow. Each family needs to bring their own pumpkin to carve. Focus on family fun and leave the mess to them! 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Join GKSB Baby Brigade!


 Join our Baby Brigade as we start Walking, Talking and Reading.  Growing Kids South Burlington has two exciting, new community opportunities.  Ellen Drolette, Outreach coordinator and Early Educator, for GKSB is excited to bring you “Walk and Talk”, and Storytime 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).  A free book for each household that attends story time.***

Story times will be held at 10:00 am at the University Mall seating area outside JC Penney on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 18th
Wednesday, November 8th
Friday, December 15th

Come dressed for the weather for Walk and Talk, rain, snow or slush. We will meet by the playground at Veterans Memorial Park (Dorset Park) at 10:00 am on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25th
Saturday, November 11th (with bagels!)                       
Wednesday, December 13th                               
                 
Activities have been chosen for ages 0-3.
Questions?  Email edrolette@childcareresource.org

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for October 8-14, 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 October 8-14, 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 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.




Stroller Strides (South Burlington Recreation Department program)
Where:  Wheeler Park, 1100 Dorset Street
When:  Mondays from August 29-November 20 from 8:30-9:30 am
Who:  Adults with little ones in strollers
Cost:  2 dollars per session
Pack up your little one and join others at the Wheeler Homestead for fitness tips and a walk.




Wheeler Wanderers (South Burlington Recreation program)
Where:  Wheeler Homestead and Garden park 
When:  Tuesdays, September 19 to November 14 from 9:00-10:00 am
Who:  Ages 3-5
Cost:  5 dollars per session.  Register:  https://register.sburlrecdept.com/
Come join them for mini adventures each Tuesday this fall at the Wheeler Homestead. Activities will range from Tyke Hikes to Dinosaur Digs, and everything in between, so be sure to come prepared with a sense of adventure and clothes for the weather. Each week parents will be sent home with a variety of themed activities to continue outdoor play with their toddler at home.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.



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, October 11 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, October 13 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!



VT's Original Pregnancy and Baby Expo
Where:  870 Williston Road
When:  Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost:  Adults, $5.00, children are free.  CASH ONLY
Thinking about having a baby? Already expecting? Or just had a baby? Come visit VT's Original Pregnancy & Baby Expo's 7th annual event at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center October 14 from 10 am - 2 pm. This one-day event will be a fun-filled learning experience while you visit 40+ vendors, all relating to pregnancy, birth and young families. There will be Goody-Bags, Give-A-Ways throughout the day, live belly painting, Groovaroo VT demos, Babywearing parade (for all to join), performances by Chris and Erica...and more! 







Babywearing International of Greater Burlington
Where:  400 Swift Street
When:  Saturday, October 14 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, October 14 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department