Events: Thomas the Tank Engine, Observatory Open House & More!
Thomas the Tank Engine puzzles many adults but inspires maniacal devotion in the hearts of children of a certain age. The character, which launched in print in 1945, has been successfully adapted for a number of TV shows and toys around the world. Now Thomas is coming to life — all 15 tons of him — at the Colorado Railroad Museum as the Day Out With Thomas: Mystery On The Rails Tour 2012 stops by Sept. 15-16 and 22-23. Little engineers and their families can ride with a Thomas replica and enjoy Thomas-themed activities, including storytelling, magic shows, live music, arts and crafts, and more. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden. $18. 866-468-7630 or ticketweb.com.
Kids Gone Fishing. If your little one loves to fish, don’t miss this event on Saturday, September 15 that will teach them how to cast, bait a hook, handle fish and everything they need. For ages 5-15. The cost is FREE but reservations are required through email@example.com, Michelle Bowie. Location details will be revealed upon registration. www.bouldercountyopenspace.org/register .
Nature Adventures: An Interactive Experience. On Saturday, September 15 the Majestic View Nature Center in Arvada will celebrate nature for kids ages 4-6 through short hikes, hands-on activities, crafts and books. The cost is free but pre-registration is required. 720-898-7405. arvada.org/nature
Jr. Astronomers: Observatory Open House . Jr. Astronomers ages 6-10 are invited to a very special night at the historic William Baehr Observatory at Pine Valley Ranch Open Space Park. Join astronomy team members for some fun activities that will teach you about stars, constellations, deep space objects, how to reduce light pollution and more. Weather permitting, peer through telescopes and tour a historic observatory. http://jeffco.us/openspace
Panerathon 5K, 10K and fun run. Help fight child hunger on Sunday, September 16 with Panera Bread’s 6th annual Westminster event with all proceeds benefitting the Food Bank of the Rockies. This will be an exciting event for participants of all ages and includes a family-oriented expo, free Kids Fun Run (led by the Westminster Fire Fighters & Colorado Rapids mascot!), and 5K & 10K race winding through the Westminster Trail System. panerathon.com