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.

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.

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.


Seasonal Offerings

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.

Single Day Events/Classes

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.

Geology Walk

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, 10:30am-12pm

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


On-going programs

Guided Bird Walks

  Sept 17, 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.

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