Boulder health and recreation: Get yourself (and your dog) out there

No humans allowed

The Scott Carpenter pool will turn into an aquatic dog park closed for human use from Monday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 2. Boulder’s annual Dog Days includes designated pool times — depending on their size — for dogs at $5 per day, per pooch. Dog owners can also purchase admission for the full two weeks at $40 for up to two dogs and $10 for each additional dog. Dog Days will end Oct. 2 with a dog expo and the “Flying High” dog competition from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cultivate family fun at the Bee Boulder Festival

Rally the troops and head to Central Park for the Bee Boulder Pollinator Festival Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids get an opportunity to learn about bees, their beauty and benevolence, and how to support and protect their buzzing friends. This event is free and includes a children’s passport, which they can use to participate in art projects, building native bee houses and pressing apples for fresh juice. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete enough activities with their passport. The festival will also feature live music, a puppet show, face painting and story time.

Boulder House offers weekly live music and fitness

Classes started last week, but it’s not too late to join Rock Your Fitness Live. From now until the end of the year, the Boulder House rooftop will be the weekly hot spot (literally, you’ll be sweating) for live music and fitness from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Lisa Waiser Shanken, a certified health coach, personal trainer and corporate wellness specialist, will lead 50 minutes of blood-pumping exercise set to live music by various local music acts. Classes are $25 if you pre-register and $27 at the door. After the workout sesh, you can stay the extra half hour, listen to music and grab the free drink that comes with your ticket. Did we mention CU students get 20 percent off?



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