Community Nights @ the Ranch
No Registration needed Free to community Fun for ALL ages
Weather permitting, these events will be outdoors. Be sure to bring something to sit on & dress for the weather.
5:30-6:20pm: Feel free to bring a sack dinner, enjoy the scenery, lawn games & coloring table before the main event.
Hawk Quest: Owls of the World
Aug 20, Tues, 5:30-7:30pm
This outdoor program will take you on a trip around the world, featuring live owls from five continents. The one-hour program focuses on the tools used by owls worldwide and their importance to global ecosystems by controlling the pest animals that threaten our food supply. Dress for the weather, and plan extra time to park in the upper parking lot, taking the trail to the visitor center.
Fall Harvest at the Ranch
Oct 12, Sat, 10am-1pm
Come enjoy pumpkin painting, crafts, games, music and more. Fun for all ages. Bring a snack, sunscreen & Bug repellent. Please carpool, and use the upper parking lot if possible. Handicapped& disabled parking near the house. Volunteers needed on day of event to help at craft stations. Contact Robin at 303-774-4692 to help. $3/person, $10/family donation collected at event.
Most of the following programs are free with suggested donation of $2/child, $4/adult. Spaces are limited.
Registration is available online with keyword "SSRVLC" or by calling 303-774-4692. All ages are welcome unless specified. Download the seasonal Sandstone Ranch informational brochure.
Guided History Tours
Sept 14, Sat, 10:30am or 12:30pm
Come for a 90 min guided walking tour inside and (weather permitting) outside the Historical Coffin Family Home. Learn about Morse Coffin and what life was like when he homesteaded the area in the 1800s, his wife and children, the major renovation to the house in the 1900s, and about all that Sandstone Ranch offers our community now. All ages welcome.Limited space each tour. $2/child, $4/adult suggested donation collected at event. Register online keyword SSRVLC.
Sept 28, Sat, 10:30am-noon
Join a volunteer naturalist to explore and learn about the geology of Sandstone Ranch and Boulder County. Meet in the upper parking lot. From a scenic overlook, learn about this dramatic and diverse landscape, from the Great Plains to the Continental Divide. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Dress for walking and the weather. Free, but please reserve your spot. Register online keyword SSRVLC
Fly Tying Workshop
Oct 26, Sat, 8:30-12:30pm
Join retired fishing guide, Jay Burge, and learn how to tie 3 different flies that are sure ot help reel in fish while out on the water in summer. If you want to tie, bring your own vice and tools (bobbin, scissors, & hackle pliers) and Jay will supply the hooks and materials. Ages 10 and up. $2/child, $4/adult donation collected at event. Registrations required. Register online keyword SSRVLC
Guided Bird Walks
Aug 20 or Sept 14, Tue, 8:30am
These walks will start at the covered picnic shelter at the Southeast corner of the soccer field. Local birding guide Carl Starace will guide you around the loop trail to look & listen for local birds that migrate through or call Sandstone home. Please bring your binoculars and water. Free. Space is limited. Reserve your spot online keyword SSRVLC.
Tuesdays at Sandstone
Every Tuesday, May 21-Aug 27, 9am-12pm
Drop in during open hours to explore the self-guided theme tables with information, examples, and activities relating to weekly themes related to Sandstone and its surrounding area (history, geology, nature, wildlife, etc). All ages welcome. Enjoy a walk out to the new bridges to see the beautiful views. **Please note: this is not a workshop or class.
Fun Fridays at Sandstone
Fridays in June and July (no July 5), 9am-12pm
Ages 2-10, parents must chaperone children. $2 per child suggested donation to help with craft supplies.
Come enjoy indoor & outdoor play with weekly themes & crafts, and Storytelling in the main room at 11am. Parking near house is limited, so use upper parking lot, & try to carpool. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks & washable clothes.