Newsletter May

Dear Au Pairs and Host Families,

Usually May is a busy month for everyone: school year is over- finishing up last tests, last games of the season, lots of graduations and of course- pool season is here! All these events bring some schedule changes for all the parents and also au pairs. Please keep in mind that changes in daily routines and schedules cannot affect 45-hour limit of au pair’s schedule for the week. And au pairs have to try being flexible with all new scheduling and different hours. Enjoy the nice spring before we get to the hot summer!

Also, this is the season when many festivals and outdoor events show up! See if you can find one for yourselves!

27th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade Civic Center Park, May 3– 4, 10:00 a.m. A weekend filled with food, fun and culture, Denver’s Cinco de Mayo “Celebrate Culture” Festival puts the spotlight on the Mile High City’s vibrant Latino population. With more than 400,000 attendees expected, it’s one of Denver’s most fun and family-friendly events. www.cincodemayodenver.com

Five Points Jazz Festival, Five Points Neighboorhood- East 26th Avenue & Welton Street Denver,CO 80205, May 17, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. This free community event celebrates the music, culture and history of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, with performances highlighting many of Denver’s finest jazz musicians. Performances and activities take place in numerous venues in Historic Five Points, with food and art vendors along Welton Street.. Event website

The Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, 2100 Steele Street, Denver,CO 80205,  May 18, 2014 @ 6:00 am. The best urban tour around! Run the mile high course that takes you on and off Colfax, through parks, neighborhoods, trails and downtown. Enjoy amazing views of the front range, Confluence Park, Sports Authority Field at Mile High’s concourse, and the Cherry Creek trail. The half runs through the Denver Zoo! Event website

Downtown Denver Arts Festival, Denver Performing Arts Complex. North Speer Boulevard & Arapahoe Street, Denver,CO 80204. May 23, 2014 – May 25, 2014. Since 1999 the Downtown Denver Arts Festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists . Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 150,000 people expected to attend. Event website

ArtStir Denver. Denver Pavilion’s, May 24 – 25, 11:00 a.m. An art market exclusively showcasing Colorado Creatives designed to stir up the artist in all of us with a spirited blend of Colorado art, music and style. ArtStir Denver 2014 will be at the Denver Pavilions along the 16th Street Mall in the heart of Downtown Denver over Memorial Day Weekend. Featured works include painting sculpture, photography, illustration, textiles, furnishings, mixed media and more. www.denverpavillions.com

Memorial Day Parade & Tribute Ceremony . Civic Center Park, 101 West 14th Avenue, Denver,CO 80204. May 24, 2014 @ 11:30 am. Denver will celebrate Memorial Day by commemorating those who lost their lives while serving our country during the Denver Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. The parade is followed by the Veterans Memorial Day Tribute at the Veterans Monument. The parade will be held in Downtown Denver in and around Civic Center Park. Event website

Denver Day of Rock. Throughout Downtown Denver. May 24., 2:30 – 9:30 p.m. Denver Day of Rock is a one-of-a-kind music event presented by Concerts For Kids to raise awareness of the children in our community. This free event will feature five stages of live music throughout Downtown Denver. www.dayofrock.com

Urban Market, Skyline Park- Arapahoe Street & 16th Street Mall, Denver,CO 80265. May 31, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. The Urban Market is the Denver’s premier open air marketplace. At the market you will find an cornucopia of local arts and crafts sold direct by the artist, clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, holistic services, unique treasures, delicious food, and just about anything else you could want. Come out and have fun!

May 11th ! Happy Mother’s Day to all great Moms!

You are the best!

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I want to say thank you for being great mothers not just to your own children but also to your au-pairs who are far away from their mom’s and families. Thanks for being there for them.

 

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We had so much fun at the Nuggets game last month! Thanks to all au pairs and host families who came! 

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Au Pair monthly meeting-  May

Just a reminder – Please save the following dates for the monthly au pair meetings:

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Wednesday, May 7th. Water Safety and Drowning prevention meeting- Continuing Education Program. Place: City Park. Time 6:30-8:30pm. We will meet in the City Park to enjoy a nice evening by the lake with beautiful city views! Some of you already have been there but for others it will be a new place to meet.  Please bring a picnic blanket and some snack/ sandwich/ dinner/ drink or whatever you like. We will be discussing Water Safety and Drowning prevention as part of Cultural Care’s Continuing Safety Education Program. Before arriving to the meeting please fill out the online quiz and print out the answers. We will go over that at the meeting.

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Please see the map for Parking and Meeting place. Just park where you find a spot and then walk around the lake to the meeting spot. Click on the map to see the details and to zoom in and out. Call me if you are having a hard time to find me!

Upcoming meetings. 

June– Film on the Rocks. Details to follow (I am still waiting on schedule to be released. Most likely it will be a weeknight).

July– Jazz in the Park

August– second host family event

September– Baseball game

P.s. if any of you have a great idea for a monthly meeting please let me know. All ideas are considered. Dates could change if we agree to do something fun that is not available on the dates I picked. Friends are always welcome.

 ~Dana

Thursday, 1 May 2014 4:20 PM

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