Briefs | Boulder celebrates Children’s Day



Boulder celebrates Children’s Day

For the fifth year in a row, Boulder will host a festival on the Pearl Street Mall between 13th and 14th streets on Friday, April 29, in celebration of Colorado Children’s Day. The event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., will offer free and fun activities for children through elementary school age.

The festival will feature more than 30 city of Boulder programs, community agencies, nonprofit organizations and local businesses contributing and planning activities.

Colorado Children’s Day visitors are encouraged to use the HOP bus to get to the event, as Go Boulder and Special Transit have arranged for families to ride for free.

For more information on the festival’s activities, visit

Raising funds for autism

In honor of April being National Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) is hosting its eighth annual Wine & Cheese Tasting & Silent Auction on Friday, April 29.

The event, titled “Wines from Around the World,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder. The wine and cheese tasting will occur between 6 and 7:30 p.m., with the silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

KBCO morning DJ Bret Saunders will emcee the fundraiser.

The “Through My Eyes” art show, featuring work by young artists with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), will be on display.

Proceeds will be used to fund a number of programs presented by the ASBC, including autism training for educators, other professionals and first responders; a respite award program for families affected by ASD; and annual conferences.

City eyes creek bank at park

The City of Boulder will hold an open house on Monday, May 2, to discuss stream bank and riparian habitat improvements at Eben G. Fine Park along Boulder Creek.

The open house, which will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the West Boulder Senior Center at 909 Arapahoe Ave., the city will solicit public input on various conceptual ideas for improvements along the south bank of the creek. The goals of the project include erosion control, habitat restoration, better recreational access and improved water quality.

For more information, visit and click on “Projects & Programs.”

Artists sought for mall sculpture

Boulder County is recruiting artists to submit design proposals for an original, permanent, public sculpture to be placed on the Boulder County Courthouse plaza on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder.

Boulder County is celebrating its 150th anniversary and has commissioned the sculpture to help commemorate the milestone.

Artists must be residents of Boulder County, and only original works that reflect the county and its people will be considered. The project budget is limited to $20,000, including design, fabrication, transportation and delivery.

Design proposals are due by June 13. Complete application information and details are available at www. Contact Carrie Haverfield at or 303-441-1688 for more information.