Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AMWEP Events April and May 2013

I know April is almost gone, but i will catch the last few days! Please see some fun activities posted in the upcoming weeks...i hope you can all join for some/all of them! 

AMWEP Happy Hour-
April 25th- something unconventional- no husband this week= an opportunity to host at my house! Please come by my house for a glass of wine or cocktail at 5:00pm. Snacks included, kiddos welcome! Email for directions! vanessa@goaao.com. 
April 29- Stanley Hotel @ 5pm
May 7th- Ed's @ 4:30pm
May 11th- Ed's @ 3pm (special Mom's Day Happy Hour- Saturday!)
May 15th- The Rock Inn @ 5pm
May 20th- Ed's Patio @ 4:30pm
May 30th- Stanley Hotel @ 5pm

El Dia Family Festival: April 27th, 4:30-8:30, Estes Park High School Commons Area. Come celebrate intercultural relationships through games, art, food/dessert and live music!! All Free, donations welcome.

Lake Estes, River & Roads Clean-Up: April 27th, 9:30-11:30, meet at 
Estes Park Visitors Center at 9:00 (across for McDonald's).  Litter bags will be provided. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided to hard working volunteers.

Estes Park Duck Race: May 4th. A tradition started in 1989 to support the local charities of the Estes Valley. Individuals adopt a duck (or two or three...) and choose one of the 63 charities to support. 95% of the money raised will go to your chosen charity. Watch thousands of ducks be dropped into the Fall River and float down to the finish line! Tons of prizes will be awarded for the fastest ducks. Live music and activities will be at the start and finish lines. Visit www.epduckrace.org for more details and adoption information.

3rd Annual Pooch Plunge: May 17th, 3:30-5:30. Estes Park Aquatic Center. Before draining the pool for annual maintenance, the chlorine is removed and dogs can swim! $5 per dog. owners/observers free (they are not allowed in the water with the dogs)

3rd Annual Local Weekend Fundraiser at Jellystone Park

May 17th-18th Jellystone Park of Estes would like to offer our local residents buy one night get one night free on our campsites and cabins!50% of your camping or cabin stay will be donated to Families for Estes.  Get your friends together and call us today at 970-586-4230
6th Annual Fit Family Fun Five Mile Run: May 18th 2013. Our event is unique - not only does it offer a scenic, high-altitude race for the competitive runner, but also fun for the entire family! A variety of children’s activities will be available throughout the morning. Teams are encouraged (registration discount and team prizes will be given). Walkers, runners and strollers are all welcome and encouraged!! Visit www.fitfamily5mile.org for more details/registration information


Things to plan for in the future:
Dovetail Mountain's Mindful Meditation Retreat
Experience the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains reconnecting with the natural world with an adventurous spirit and calm mind. Explore the possibilities of the mind-body connection through mediation, yoga and rock climbing. Open yourself up to new ways of viewing personal challenge and adventure. Click the link to learn more!

Circus Summer Camp
We have a very exciting Summer Camp this year, 'Come Join the Circus' July 8th - 19th Mon - Fri 8:30-12:30 for ages 3 through 12 with a performance the week-end of the 20th to showcase their talents. The kids will learn about all aspects of the stage, from acting to set design as well as dance and acrobatics creating an amazing circus to dazzle and delight. Places are starting to fill up, so sign up now to avoid disappointment. Email joanne@starflowerdance.com

Saturday, January 26, 2013

AMWEP events- February and March 2013

After a good amount of time off...i am starting up the blog again! I am going to be out of town for awhile, but i am putting some dates up and sending out a newsletter of a few upcoming events. If you have something you would like me to add, please email me at amwestespark@gmail.com! Click the link for the calendar to the right to see these events and more coming up in Estes!

Also, as we come into spring, please be thinking of some great way to get together! I am thinking night and day hikes, crafting times, classes and workshops! I am still interested in putting together a recipe book as well of local favorites…it would be great to have it out for holiday 2013! Please let me know some of your thoughts…looking forward to hearing from you! 

Upcoming AMWEP Happy Hours:
Jan. 30th- 4:30pm   The Rock Inn
Feb. 7th-  5pm        Stanley Hotel
Feb. 12-   4:30pm   Ed's Cantina
Feb. 20th- 5pm       The Rock Inn
March 5-  4:30pm   Ed's Cantina
March 14- 5pm       Dunraven Inn
March 20- 5pm       Stanley Hotel
March 25- 4:30pm  Ed's Cantina

Kind Story Time!
Come to Kind Coffee to chat with some great ladies before story time at the EP library! Come at 9:30 and head over for the 10:30 story time. No kids needed to meet and greet at Kind! Sit by the door so we can find you!
Feb. 8
Feb. 22
March 1
March 15
March 29

Tiny Tot Skate
Tiny Tot Skate is being offered with the littlest skaters in mind. These skating events are offered by Families for Estes and EVRPD for children 5 and under and their parents. Special discounted rates on rentals and ice time. Warm drinks for sale and rental shop on site.
$1 skate rental; $1 rink time
Estes Park Skating Rink- 110 Riverside Drive (parking lot)
Jan 28th
Feb. 12
Feb. 25
March 12

Free Valentine's Family Evening Thursday, February 14th (NO SCHOOL ON THE FRIDAY AFTER)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come enjoy an evening of Free Valentine's Fun with your family.
Put on your best cowboy gear and kick up your heels at our Family Square Dance. The dance will include dances for all ages and some specifically for children under the age of 9.
Kids corner with Valentines arts and crafts.
Yummy Valentines refreshments will be generously provided by the YMCA of the Rockies

Jellison Youth Building, YMCA of the Rockies
Please follow signs upon entering the YMCA grounds