Monday, February 28, 2011

Princess Party

March 5, 2011

Royal Princess party at the Washington City Community Center. Princesses enjoy lunch, carriage rides, a crowning ceremony with the king, waltz and etiquette lessons from city royalty.

Morning Session: 10am - Noon
Afternoon Session: 1pm-3pm

$15 per princess and $3 per parent (a parent must attend).
Late fee of $5 starts March 1st!
This event is a fundraiser for the Washington City Royalty.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

Every Saturday the Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum holds a Kids Club. Children take a tour of the museum, watch an educational video, participate in fun activities and crafts. This Saturday, February 26, 2011 the Kids Club will be featuring animals from Brazil!

When: Kids Club is every Saturday
Where: 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George
Time: Noon - 2pm
Fee: $4 for children 3-12 (Parents are welcome to stay at regular adult admission)

Ways to Save!
  • Family & Kids magazine has a Buy 1 Adult Admission Get 1 Child FREE coupon.
  • FREE coupon in the front of the Dixie Direct booklet.
  • 2 for 1 admission all year with the Dixie Direct card.

Run With Your Dogs


The new McDonald's on St. George Blvd. and 798 E. is very nice, but very busy. The playland is getting mixed reviews. There is a smaller dining area next to the playland, but I think it is nice that there is a toddler size slide. Until March 7th you can enjoy the following grand opening specials:

Sunday: $0.69 Cheeseburgers and $0.59 Hamburgers
Monday: $0.99 Big Macs
Tuesday: FREE to go large on all value meals
Wednesday: $0.49 ice cream cones
Thursday: FREE soft drink or tea with any purchase
Friday: $0.99 Filet O'fish sandwich
Saturday: $0.99 Hotcakes (all day!)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FREE Gardening Classes

Each month the Tonaquint Nature Center is offering FREE water-wise gardening workshops. This month:

Saturday, Feb. 19 (10-11:30am) Efficient Irrigation Design - Learn basics in irrigation design. You will read an irrigation plan and recognise potential problems. Learn design, installation, maintenance and scheduling of water-efficient systems.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 (4-5:00pm) Spring into Veggie Gardening

Saturday, Feb. 26 (10-11:00am) Spring into Veggie Gardening - Learn ways to benefit from southern Utah's long growing season and how to make this climate work for you and your vegetables.

Utah Jazz Fun Shot Competition

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 9:00 am
Fee: FREE!
Age: 5th - 12th Graders
Location: Sunrise Ridge Int. School, 3167 S. 2350 E. St. George
Participants have one minute to make as many shots as they can from any of the 5 shooting spots on the court. Each spot is worth a different point value. Players with the highest score in each age division will advance to a regional competition. Winners of the regional competition get to compete at Energy Solutions Arena before a Jazz game and then attend the game!

DSC Basketball

Dixie Storm Logo

It is Washington City Night at 
Dixie State College in the Burns Arena tonight, Thursday, Feb 17th. DSC Red Storm is playing University of Hawaii.

Time: Women’s basketball 5:30pm & Men’s basketball 7:30pm.

Prizes: The Mayor & City Council along with the Community Center staff will be giving away prizes as part of half-time entertainment. Show your support and wear RED to the game.

Tickets: General Admission $5, Reserved Seating $7. But the coupon in the front of the Dixie Direct Book can get you 2 FREE admission tickets!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Parade of Homes

St George Parade of Homes Logo The Washington County Parade of Homes begins this week. It is a self-guided tour of 26 amazing homes in the area. You get a map and directions when you purchase your ticket. This is not a kid friendly event and that is why I have never attended, but many of my friends have and they love looking at the beautiful homes on the route.

Date: February 18-27, 2011
Time: 10 am - 7 pm (except Sunday, February 27 closes at 5 pm)
Tickets: $12.50 for everyone 3 years and up. Children under 3 must be held because strollers are not allowed. You can purchase tickets on-line at: , at the Red Cliffs Mall Center Court, or at Lin's Markets.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bike Race

The Tuff Kids Bike Criterium this weekend was great! I hope they do it again next year. Participants received t-shirts and had great snacks. The course was roped off and they set a reasonable distance for each age group to race. My kids were excited to receive a metal at the end.
There will be a FREE bike rodeo in late April. Kids receive FREE t-shirts and helmets! They also get icecream after the family bike ride and/or obstacle course. I'll will post more details when the event is closer.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Ronald McDonald will be at the new McDonald's at 800 East and St. George Blvd in St. George tomorrow from 2-4 pm.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

St. George Running Club

Want to run a marathon?
The St. George Running Club can help you prepare. There is a new beginners running group that runs every Monday morning at 6 am from the St. George Running Center. They are starting at 2 mile runs. The goal is to run a 5k, then a 10k, a 1/2 marathon, and eventually the St. George Marathon in October. You can do it!

Already a runner?
Meet them on Fridays for an 8-10 mile run. This Friday, February 11 they will be meeting at Treasure Valley Park (4050 S. Crown Jewel Way) in Washington Fields at 5:45 am to run 10 miles of the Dog Town 1/2 Marathon course. Runners will pile into vehicles and head up to Coral Canyon where the race starts. Below is a link to a map that shows the park and running course.

Want to increase speed?
Wednesday mornings are Ted's Speed Work Class. Meet at the Dixie College track at 6 am.Here is the speed workout they did last Wednesday:

1. Warm up including dynamic stretches

2. 5 x 100 yards. Picking up speed

3. 5 x 1/4 lap with 1/4 lap slow jog

4. 5 x 1/2 lap with 1/4 lap slow jog

5. 4 sets of stairs

Contact Kendra Hooper to learn more about the St. George Running Club 435-773-3248

St. George Running Center
2736 E. Red Cliffs Drive, St. George

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Activities

Here are a few Valentine activities I have recently done with my 2 and 4-year-old.

Homemade Strawberry Playdough
My friend Heather at posted this recipe, but with peppermint extract for Christmas. I used strawberry extract and it smells so good you could eat it, and you really could if you wanted to.

Strawberry Playdoug Recipe
                               1 Cup water                                        ½ Cup salt
                               1 Tablespoon oil                                   1 Cup flour
                               1 Tablespoon strawberry extract*         2 tsp cream of tartar
                                Red food coloring*
Boil water in bowl in microwave about 2 ½ minutes. Add oil, strawberry extract, and red food coloring and stir until desired color. Add salt, flour, and cream of tartar and combine with fork. When it begins to ball up, mix with your hands until it becomes a playdough consistency. Roll into a log and cut into kid-size portions.
* Use any extract to create the scent and any color of food coloring.

Marble Paint
My kids painted different sized hearts with marbles. I used the lid from a box of paper (but you can use a plastic container) and taped the hears inside. Next, the kids dipped marbles in paint and put them into the lid. Then have fun shaking the box around and letting the marbles do all the painting.
 We used some of the smaller hearts to create a 'Love Bug.'

My son made this Valentine at Curiosity Club (see previous post) and I think it is cute and easy to do.
 Trace and cut out a little one's hand. Fold a small piece of paper over and cut out a heart leaving the two top sections of the heart folded and uncut. Write a message on the inside of the heart and glue it to the palm of the hand. Fold down the the two middle fingers to create the 'I love you' sign. My son thought it was a Spiderman Valentine because that is how Spiderman holds his hand when shooting out webs.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Curiosity Club

Another session of Curiosity Club starts February 15, 2011!

My 4-year-old son loved this session. Below is a picture of him making a paper lantern while learning about the Chinese New Year. He had on bunnyears because it is the year of the rabbit.
Curiosity Club
When: Tuesday, February 15 (4 weeks)
Where: Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Dr.
Fee: $20
Ages: 3-6 years
Time: 10:30 am or 1:30 pm (1 hour)
Topics this session include transportation, animal homes, music sounds, and leaping leprechauns. Some of the trails are closed, but there are still some great paved trails for walking, running, or biking on while your son or daughter attends the class.

Pre-register at the St. George Rec Center, 400 E. 285 S.
Call 435-627-4560 for more info.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jr. Jazz

Jr. Jazz LogoJr. Jazz Night at Dixie State College
When: Thursday, February 10th
Where: Dixie State College - Burns Arena

Wear your Jr. Jazz basketball jersey and get into the games FREE! Or pay $5/ticket.
Women's game starts at 5:30pm. 
Men's game starts at 7:30pm. 
Playing Dominican University (CA). Support the Jr. Jazz Basketball Program and Dixie State Athletics. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuff Kids Bike Race

Tuff Kids Criterion Bike Race
New Event for kids 12 and under!

Racers will be grouped by age, type of bike, and gender. They will be sent off in heats of 4-8 kids starting at 10:00 am. All kids will receive a t-shirt, awards, and treats. Don't forget to bring a helmet!

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time: Starting at 10:00 am
Place: Bloomington Hills Park (2958 Redwood Tree Circle, St. George)
Fee: Preregistration $10, Day of race $20

Bike Categories
Bikes - 4 laps per heat
Big Wheels - 1 lap per heat
Small Motorized Cars - 1 lap per heat
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe - 1 lap per heat
* Each lap is 1/4 mile

Age Divisions for each Gender
5 and under

Follow the link below for more information, map to event, and to register on-line.

You can also register at the St. George Rec Center (285 S. 400 E. St. George)

My kids are signed up. Here is the competition!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Home Depot Project home page
Free kids workshop at Home Depot!
Saturday, February 5th
Project is a heart shelf and coat hanger.

Usually Home Depot projects include hammering and the use of various tools. The projects are probably best suited for kids 6 and up, but I doubt they will turn away someone younger. Kids will also receive a free Home Depot apron. While you are there, write down the upcoming kids projects displayed on the bulletin board right outside the front doors.

All Home Depots participate in kid workshops.