Family Friendly Events in Jeffco

Our community is home to many fun, family-friendly events and learning opportunities!

We work to collect current information about a variety of events taking place across Jeffco.

Browse this page to:

  • Find opportunities to connect with other parents
  • Access support in our community
  • Learn about events to educate and entertain your little one

Ongoing

Jeffco Libraries host a variety of weekly events for you and your children across all locations:

Baby Time – Help the littlest minds develop and grow. Bounce, sing, rhyme and read with your baby!

Toddler Time – Your little one is constantly on the move. Help their mind stay active, too. Get them ready to read by singing, rhyming, dancing and telling stories together.

Preschool Time – Create a lifelong love of reading with interactive Story Time. Sing, rhyme, dance and even craft together for added fun!

Family Time – Your little one is constantly on the move. Help their mind stay active, too. Get them ready to read by singing, rhyming, dancing and telling stories together.

Let’s Dance! Wiggle, dance and have fun while building little brains! Families welcome. (Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers)

Discovery Play – Let’s play! Bu


ild STEM skills as you enjoy songs, stories and hands-on fun with your family. (Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers)

Visit the Library website for more detail, and click on “Events” to see all days, times, and locations!


Drop in Discovery at the Nature Center

1st Thursdays & 3rd Tuesdays each month

10:00am

Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison Street, Arvada CO 80004

Investigate the amazing natural world in and around the Nature Center. Explore different themes with activities, books, puzzles, crafts and other interactive displays. No need to sign up for this program, just swing by and enjoy! Free for all ages.

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Colorado Backyard at the Butterfly Pavilion

9:00am – 5:00pm every day (closed certain holidays)

The Butterfly Pavilion
6252 W. 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020

Butterfly Pavilion’s newest interactive exhibit connects guests to the rich and diverse life that surrounds us, and inspires a greater commitment to conserve all of our natural treasures in Colorado and beyond. Colorado Backyard features indoor play structures, live animals, a virtual reality experience and a rotating exhibit area.

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March

The Velveteen Rabbit – Theater Performance

When a rocking horse tells an old-fashioned velveteen rabbit that toys become real when they are truly loved, the stuffed animal jumps at the opportunity to be the favorite playmate of a young boy. But when the boy gets sick, their friendship is tested and both learn a lesson in loyalty and what being “real” truly means.

January 31st through March 13th, 2020

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

Tickets: $9 – $13
Purchase here


Let’s Connect® 

For children ages 6 – 12 years

Thursdays, March 12 – April 30, 2020 (8 week series)

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Families First at Shiloh House
52163 South Yosemite Street
Denver, CO 80231

Let’s Connect® is an evidence-based, proven program to strengthen relationships between parents or caregivers and their children. In a 8-week group, families are taught the skills to listen, understand, and “connect” with each other on a deeper, more meaningful level. Let’s Connect is an opportunity for families to build and strengthen the bonds between them, resulting in healthier and more productive family relationships.

Call 303-695-7996 to register. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

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Let’s Talk About Transition Services

Saturday, March 14, 2020

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Edgewater Public Library
1800 North Harlan Street
Edgewater, CO 80214

Jeffco Schools’ Special Education Department will facilitate a discussion on how to prepare for the following transitions in our schools: Preschool to kindergarten, elementary to middle school, middle to high school and, high school to college or vocational education. The presentation will be in English with interpretation to Spanish. Bring a dish to share. There will be story time for children. Sponsored by Grupo de Apoyo para Padres Jeffco (Parent Support Group of Jeffco).

Register by calling at (303) 435-3669.

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Parenting the Love & Logic Way® 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Families First at Shiloh House
52163 South Yosemite Street
Denver, CO 80231

The Love and Logic® approach to parenting is built around the science of caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children forms the foundation of good behavior and healthy decision-making. The “Love” in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits. This “Love” also means that we do so with sincere compassion and empathy. The “Logic” in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions, affordable mistakes and experience the natural or logical consequences. When we balance this with sincere empathy, our children learn that the quality of their lives depends on the quality of their choices.

Call 303-695-7996 to register. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

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April

Parenting with Love & Logic® 

For parents with children 8 years and up.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Resource Pavilion
9700 East Easter Lane
Centennial, CO 80112

The Love and Logic® approach to parenting is built around the science of caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children forms the foundation of good behavior and healthy decision-making. The “Love” in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits. This “Love” also means that we do so with sincere compassion and empathy. The “Logic” in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions, affordable mistakes and experience the natural or logical consequences. When we balance this with sincere empathy, our children learn that the quality of their lives depends on the quality of their choices.

Call 303-695-7996 to register. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

More info