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It seems kids are learning academic skills sooner and faster than ever before, but is that enough to keep up with a highly competitive global economy? The next generation won't enter a world of 9 to 5 jobs they will retire from in 40 years. They will have to carve their own path. To do that, they'll need confidence, adaptability, appreciation and ingenuity. We encourage creative thinking, but it is time to push past that into actual creating. Maker Boulder is helping kids do just that. Maker Boulder is a growing community that hosts events throughout Boulder County, encouraging kid makers to leave their Boulder homes and join together to make something.

 

Most recently Maker Boulder held the Cardboard Challenge at Horizon’s K-8. 150 Boulderites

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This coming weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, is the last weekend to experience Open Studios from12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day.

Whether you are an art enthusiast or not, we invite you to experience Boulder's own Open Studios Fall Artist Tour - a unique and fun behind the scenes look at artists' crafts and lives. Meet talented local artists, learn about what they do, buy their art, and see their creative studios located in beautiful Boulder neighborhoods.  With 125 artists participating in over thirteen mediums, there is something to see for all.  

Artist Susie Levin

Can't decide which artists to visit?  Then check out the preview show at 2525 Arapahoe, Unit E31 (in the Village Shops just south west of Mcguckin's) which

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To many folks Labor Day Weekend is a bittersweet end-of-summer weekend, to some it's the kick-off to football season, and to others it can be just a leisurely, lovely and long weekend to enjoy cook-outs, friends, family and down-time.  Boulder has many terrific opportunities to enjoy this last "official" end-of-summer weekend and here are a few of our favorite picks.  

  • CU Buffs Football - CU Buffs vs CSU Rams - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7 p.m.  Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, or head to your favorite sports bar.
  • Boulder Farmer's Market - Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Central Park, Boulder  http://www.boulderfarmers.org
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema - Saturday, August 30, 2014, sunset.  Bring your
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Boulder is home to many published authors, and with such an inspirational setting it is easy to see why they have been so successful. Whether you want to read about the city or just pick up a summer read from a local author, you will find a little bit of everything from Boulder authors. Here are some of our favorite books from writers that call Boulder home.

The Six-Minute Marathon: A Guide to Life as a Lawyer by Andrew Hartman -This local author is the director of the Experiential Learning Program at the School of Law on the University of Colorado Campus. The book provides plenty of anecdotes of success and failure and plenty of advice about how to cope with being a lawyer.

Colorado's Iceman and the

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Chautauqua sits at 900 Baseline Road, right beneath the Flatirons in Boulder, offering up a prime location for a summer of fun and music. Chautauqua Park became a part of Boulder on July 4th 1898, and has since become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. When it opened, it was intended to serve as a retreat for those looking for cultural and educational summer activities. Chautauqua still serves these purposes, but also offers a beautiful setting for summer days in the park, amazing weekend trips and superb hiking opportunities. This park draws in over a million visitors a year, and has earned one of only 25 spots on the list of National Historic Landmarks.  

The summer concert series will begin on Thursday June 12th with a

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Memorial Day weekend is always a great opportunity to spend some time relaxing and having a blast. And what better place to chill out than Boulder? We can’t think of a better place to be, so we want to share with you our picks on how to fill your weekend with Boulder-style fun.

Not many things say Boulder quite like the Boulder Creek Festival. (This is their 27th year!) This annual festival offers fun for the whole family. Let the kids dance while you enjoy all the live music performances. You’ll find top-name artists appearing throughout the weekend. There is a whole section of the fest dedicated to children, as well. You’ll find rides, slides, carnival games and craft booths to keep them happy. As you explore further along Boulder Creek you’ll

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Have you been to Twenty-Ninth Street in Boulder lately? If not, it is totally worth the trip and offers residents and tourists a different shopping and dining experience than Pearl Street. Check out these pics from our last trip there!

  

 

  

 

BoulderHomeSource ...It's A Lifestyle!

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Mother’s day is just around the corner (it’s on May 11th in case you forgot), have you made your plans? We know a stroll down Pearl, or a hike at Chautauqua would be enough to make mom smile, but Boulder has more to offer this Mother’s day than its usual hot spots. We’ve picked our favorites to help you plan that special day.

For all of the fitness loving moms out there, we’ve found a great way to start your Mother’s day. Head down to the Boulder Reservoir at 5565 N. 51st Street to join in on the 12th annual Title 9K (that’s about 6 miles) No need to stress the distance, you are free to walk, jog, or run this one. Just one rule, no boys allowed! Okay, they can cheer you on, but this race is just for the ladies! The path you’ll be enjoying is mainly

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Are you looking for a way to support local farmers and businesses', and freshen up your lifestyle? Head to Downtown Boulder and check out the Boulder County Farmer’s Market to get you started. One day here and you’ll understand why this is the place to be.

Boulder County Farmer's Market

 

Welcome to one of the friendliest markets in Colorado. Offering up over 150 merchants, everyone is sure to find something to enjoy. Our first stop? Organic chocolate of course! Then, why not stock up on your fresh produce for the week as you enjoy the acoustic musicians that frequent the market.

Bringing the kids along? Have your little one bring a basket, the vendors love helping the kiddos collect things from apples to turnips. This will give your little helpers great inspiration to keep

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The seventh annual Boulder Home and Garden Fair will be held on Saturday, May 11th from 10am to 4pm on the Twenty Ninth Street Mall in Boulder. The fair is presented by the Boulder County Home and Garden Magazine, and is a great reason to get yourself down to Boulder. This is one event that is worth marking your calendar for.

Twenty Ninth Street in Boulder

This fair is free to attend, and offers up not only great information, but a fun day in Boulder for the whole family. Start by learning more about sustainable living from the experts, then get some handy tips for your next home improvement project. Why not bring home something new? There will be plenty of unique items for sale to bring home the beauty of Boulder.

Find inspiration for your home and garden from over 60

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