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Special Programs, Classes & Events - Sandstone Ranch

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Sandstone Ranch Visitors Learning Center school group tour
Sandstone Ranch Visitors Learning Center lawn class
All programs are held or begin at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday 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.
6:30-7:30pm:  Evening main event.

June - Theatre - TBD
Aug  - Nature - TBD

Seasonal Offerings

Summer offerings have been postponed due to COVID-19 until further notice. 

Most of the following programs are free with suggested donation of $2/child, $4/adult. Spaces are limited; register early. 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.

Single Day Events/Classes

Free registration; $2/child, $4/adult suggested donation collected at event. Register online keyword SSRVLC.

All About Owls

Feb 22, Sat, 10:30am-12pm OR 12:30-2pm

Do you know Whooo lives in the Sandstone area & where you might find them?  Come learn what makes owls different than other birds and raptors, from their feathers & eyes, to their talons and digestion.  Weather permitting we will head outdoors onto the trail after the lecture to show signs of owls here at Sandstone.  No live owls will be present at lecture. Register online keyword SSRVLC

Amazing Astronomy -  CANCELLED

March 27, Fri, 6:30-8:30pm

Come for an informative beginners astronomy lecture indoors (6:30-7:30pm), then weather permitting, head outdoors to view the night skies (until 8:30pm).  Presented by the Longmont Astronomical Society.  All ages welcome. Dress for the weather. Register online keyword SSRVLC

Volunteer Opportunities Social - CANCELLED

March 28, Sat, 8:30-10am

FREE! Do you like Nature, Longmont History, Wildlife, People, Crafting with kids, or being out at Sandstone Ranch...then you might want to check this out.  We would like to invite you to join us for fruit & bagels while we talk about volunteer opportunities here at Sandstone Ranch. Register online keyword SSRVLC

**If you can’t make it but would like to talk about volunteering, contact Robin at 303-774-4692

Guided History Tours - CANCELLED

March 28, Sat, 10:30am-12pm OR 12:30-2pm

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.  Register online keyword SSRVLC

The Bees Needs - CANCELLED

April 11, Sat, 10:30am-noon     

Did you know Colorado is home to over 950 species of bees?  Learn more about some of the more common bees as well as how to attract and feed the bees in your backyard.  Beth Conrey is co-founder of People and Pollinators Action Network and owner of Bee Squared Apiaries and tends the hives here at the Ranch.  Register online keyword SSRVLC

Beginning Bird Watching - CANCELLED

May 9, Sat, 10:30am-12pm

Learn the basics about bird watching: from how to use binoculars more efficiently, tips on identifying birds, to the most common ones you might find at Sandstone.  This talk will start indoors and end with a walk around part of our loop trail, so dress for the weather.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  This workshop is best suited for adults and children age 10 and up. Register online keyword SSRVLC

 

On-going Programs

Guided Bird Walks - Postponed Until Further Notice

8:30am, Thursdays: June 4, July 9, Aug 20

These walks will start at the covered picnic shelter at the Southeast corner of the soccer field (shelter E2). 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. No registration needed.

Mondays at Sandstone - Postponed Until Further Notice

Every Monday, May 4-Aug 31, 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 - Postponed Until Further Notice

Fridays in June and July (no July 3), 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.

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