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LEAP – Free Screening this Saturday, Harkins Northfield #Denver

Leap! is coming to a theater near you soon, and you can be at the special, advanced free screening this Saturday, August 19, at 10:00 A.M. at the Harkins Northfield Theater.   Just click here and download your free screening tickets!

You can check out these links on facebook and twitter for more information on the movie, LEAP:

facebook.com/leapmovieofficial

twitter.com/LeapTheMovie

You can also watch the preview video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGC8-s1Eiqo

Here is a brief description of the movie: 11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But – there’s a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother Régine (Kate McKinnon). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

Don’t forget to download your free passes to Weinstein’s beautiful, touching advanced screening for THIS SATURDAY at Harkins Northfield, 10:00 A.M.  and come join Get Clued In! For this amazing movie for kids to be inspired, dream, imagine, and reach for the stars!  Come and Leap!

Required Disclaimer: My family was offered free tickets/reserved seating in exchange to promote the free screening of LEAP! The opinions expressed here are my own.

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LEGO #Brickfest Live – everything was awesome!

If you are a Lego(c) lover like my kids are, you simply must find the time to find Lego #Brickfest in a city near you.  We checked out Denver’s #BrickFest at the Merchandise Mart on Sunday, August 13, and the #brickfest was fun – like past years there were lots of activities and plenty of stations to use your imagination and build.  The girls and

I also enjoyed trivia, which was something new this year for us. They handed out a ton of prizes for answering LEGO trivia questions correctly.   The girls enjoyed building a giant mosaic, and being part of that – it was Darth Vader this year, and doing mosaics of their own to put up for the world to see.

Like previous years, the kids enjoyed building cars and racing them.  There was so much to do and see, and build with, one four-hour session did not seem like enough, but here’s to next year’s #Brickfest.  We will be there.  If you can, catch one in a city near you. The tour schedule is posted here. We had a lot of fun and it was not crowded at all on Sunday, the last session, so the lines were short, and the kids could do activities they loved multiple times.  Everything was just awesome!

 

Disclaimer: we were offered free tickets in exchange for promoting the Denver BrickFest Live by US Family Guide.  I advertised a $3 off coupon for them. All the opinions expressed here are my own.

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LEGO #BrickFest Live Comes to Denver- August 12-13, 2017

We are so excited that LEGO Brickfest is returning to Denver in August! My kids love to build, play, and create with LEGO.  August 12-13, the Brickfest returns to the Merchandise Mart, a LEGO Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain.

Both days, Sat, Aug 12, 2017,  and Sun, Aug 13, 2017, BrickFest runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at the Denver Merchandise Mart.  MY READERS SAVE $3 off tickets with promo code USFGTHREE

Enjoy an amazing LEGO world where you can marvel at giant creations and even build some of your own. The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience provides a venue for LEGO lovers of all sizes to celebrate, build new creations, and see some truly mind-blowing LEGO sculptures to help set the imagination free.

 

Attractions Include:

The Brick Show Experience: Meet popular YouTube LEGO show hosts from The Brick Show and be featured on in an upcoming video.

Brick Fest Derby: Build and race your custom built LEGO derby car down one of our 35-foot long timed tracks!

Collaborative Building Activities: Contribute to large-scale mystery floor mosaic.

Inspiration Stations: Add to existing LEGO cities and make them your own by building custom creations.

Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO title head to head.

Mini Golf: A miniature golf course built to inspire! Take your game to the next level on the Brick-Links.

Brick Fest Theater Trivia & Entertainment: Participate in LEGO trivia all while taking a break from what will be an overwhelming amount of awesome!

Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of LEGO bricks, build a piece of art to proudly display for other attendees.

Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from one of the many merchants in attendance.

REMEMBER:  Don’t forget to save Save $3 off tickets with promo code USFGTHREE, More Info and tickets –https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brick-fest-live-lego-fan-experience-denver-co-tickets-30330087107#tickets

Disclaimer:  I am posting promotion from US FAMILY BLOGGER in exchange for free admission for my family for BrickFest.  Opinions expressed here are my own.

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Lilies for Looper by Rachel Foster Stuart

We had the pleasure and opportunity to  check out a new children’s book, because one of my best friends is the author.  Lilies for Looper, by Rachel Foster Stuart is a very cute, well-written book for young kids.  The illustrations are out of this world!  Mary Belcher did an amazing job of illustrating the creative thoughts and beautiful words in this book.

The book has messages for kids on adventure, taking risk, and exploring the world around you. It’s about feeling wonderment.  It’s a short read, and perfect for young readers.  With pictures that help keep them engaged, it’s a must read for toddlers and kids.  My kids are older, and read chapter books, but even they enjoyed reading it, reading the book to others, and it was fun to watch.

You can win your own copy of Lilies for Looper, just enter to win by leaving a comment to this post — answer this:  When did you recently feel wonderment – please share your experience with us.   Thanks for entering and good luck!  I will pick one winner on July 14. Happy reading!

 Feel free to check out the book here at amazon.com and read more about the author and see coloring pages here at I am My Life Facebook Page.

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Disney on Ice, DREAM BIG #Denver – April 7 to 9, 2016

*Note: This is also posted at Mile High Mamas

Is your princess or prince dreaming of Disney? Disney on Ice, Dream Big© is at the Denver Coliseum for a limited engagement, this weekend, April 7-9, and tickets start as low as $15. My girls love Disney, and we transformed to another world in this Live, Disney on Ice production. The adventure begins as Tinker Bells casts her pixie-dust and takes you on a journey with your favorite Disney characters, including Ariel and Princess Eric, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. You and your little fans will get to see and wave at Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic, and you will be magically transported to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. The show has bubbles, snow, fireworks, and amazing music.

The entire show is broken into two acts, and a full two hours long, with a 15-minute intermission. It is engaging and the kids will discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine and daring Tiana. We were amazed at the acrobatics in the show, complete with high-flying jumps, breathtaking skating, and familiar Disney tunes. All the lovable Disney friends show up to make this an experience your family will never forget. As we left, my eldest remarked, “Since we can’t travel to Disney, it came to us this year!” It made me so happy that this show made an impression on the kids and as they are tucked away, I am sure they are, indeed, dreaming big. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big, now at the Denver Coliseum through April 9.

 

Disclaimer: My family and I were compensated the cost of tickets in exchange for honest posts, reviews, and promotion for Feld. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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