Family-Friendly Fun This Weekend!

September 29, 2016

Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? With musicals and games, classes and contests, even amusement park rides and frights, this is a weekend packed with options for every age!

Today, September 29

Watch what happens to water and oil when you mix them in your very own lava lamp. But, it takes a special ingredient to make your lava bubble! Come find out what it is in this class for teens

Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E Colfax Ave., Aurora
4:15 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2

Do you enjoy being scared out of your wits? Then ride your favorite rides after dark and enjoy the creepy creatures lurking around every corner. Plus, three all-new, multi-sensory haunted attractions: No Vacancy, Big Top Freaks and Séance. Make your way along dark walkways, navigate a carnival graveyard overrun by flesh-hungry clowns and try to avoid the ghoulish guests of a nightmare inn!

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Fri., 6:00-10:00 p.m., Sat., 5:00-10:00 p.m., Sun., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$50

Sfamily-friendlyCARY ATTRACTIONS!
More undead await you at The Asylum and 13th Floor. rates both venues as some of the scariest haunted attractions in town. The Asylum is just a few miles east of downtown, the top haunted attraction in Denver. Billed as “a horrifying head trip for all who dare to enter,” the Asylum grounds are said to be the final resting place for 200 former residents and doctors of the Ridgegate Asylum. The 13th Floor is setting up scare tactics north of LoDo, and should give you something to squeal about!

The Asylum Haunted House, 6100 E. 39th Ave., Denver
7:00-11:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-355-3327
Admission: $26.95

13th Floor, 4120 Brighton Blvd., Denver
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Admission: $26.99

Still playing, this madcap musical that follows wily candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he allows children to tour his candy factory. The catch? They must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules… or suffer the consequences. Family-friendly fun!

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
7:30-10:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-856-7830
Tickets $17-$31 (With group discounts)

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
7711 East Academy Blvd., Denver
Fri., 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

Throughout October teens can win prizes by submitting a cell phone photo based on the theme: My Community. Email a photo to by October 31, and include your teen’s name, grade, phone number and the title of the photo with a brief description.

Sponsored by Aurora Central Library
Phone: 303-739-6630

FarmFest at The Urban Farm (TUF), a nonprofit, 23-acre working farm in northeast Denver, features four program areas: Equestrian Training, Life with Goats and Sheep, Poultry and Alternative Gardening Techniques. All are designed to help kids cultivate determination and independence.

Get up close and personal with the horses, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, a few stray mini-horses and one rather grumpy pig. Don’t miss the phenomenal farm where TUF raises vegetables year-round through aqua-ponics and grow-towers.

The Urban Farm, 10200 Smith Rd., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per person/$35 per family

You remember how to play, right? Fill up a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line on a gridded card and yell bingo! Bring your family and play this fun, luck-based game for an afternoon of edge-of-your-seat fun!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Sunday, October 2

In his new collection of folk songs, musician Marc Berger presents a well-choreographed blend of genres including country, bluegrass and Americana. The effect captures the vastness and romance of the American West.

Aurora Central Library, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
2:00 p.m.
Phone 303-739-6630

Monday, October 3


Goober the dog loves stories and is an amazing listener! Kindergartners through fifth graders can bring their own books, or pick one at the library and read to sweet, fluffy Goober. Sign up at the circulation desk.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Wednesday, October 5

family-friendlyMINI MED SCHOOL!
Want to understand more about medicine?  Attend the CU Mini Med School: The Clinical Years and learn about Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Medical Ethics, Rheumatology and more. The program features some of the best teachers in the CU clinical faculty talking about their specialties, minus the medical jargon. The talks are hugely popular, especially the question and answer sessions at the end.

Check the schedule and register for the topic of your choice.
Anschutz Medical Campus, Education II Building, 13001 E 17th Place, Aurora
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-724-0348
Cost: Free with registration

Family-Friendly Southshore!

The new homes in Southshore by Village Homes and Richmond American feature roomy floor plans with design features for the whole family, plus lots of built-in energy-efficiency. Check out the ranch and two-story models, priced from the $400s to the $700s.