Tumbleweeds Directory & Calendar FAQ
Each issue of Tumbleweeds online includes a day-by-day calendar of family events and a seasonal directory of camps, classes and other ongoing programs. What goes in the directory? What goes in the calendar? We receive these questions a lot!
The rule of thumb is:
If it is an activity that participants can attend on a one-time basis, it goes in the calendar.
Our day-by-day calendar of drop-in events includes story times, nature walks, family movies, art festivals, theater and dance productions, and other events that can be attended on a one-time basis and are open to the public. We also include events specifically for parents, such as an education talk or parents-night-out.
There is no charge for listing an event in our calendar. You may post events yourself (subject to approval) or email us with information to post. Please include a photo and web or email link. We reserve the right to edit calendar entries and to refuse any that we feel are not appropriate for children and families.
If it is an ongoing activity, it goes in the directory.
Our directory includes classes and programs that are offered in a series (even if there is an option to attend on a drop-in basis), including performing and visual arts classes, music lessons, after-school programs, tutoring services, camps, sports sessions, parent education classes and other ongoing programs.
Directory listings are free for advertisers, or $60 plus tax for others, and are limited to 85 words. We offer two “Double-Shot Specials” every year, an option to list your program in two issues for $100: Spring and Summer; and Fall and Winter. (We don’t mix-and-match other issues.) We also offer an option to "Boost" your directory listing with a photo or logo for an additional $25. Submit your directory listings and photos here.
The content of the program directory varies by issue:
Spring issue: Spring Break and Summer Camps & Programs. Two separate sections: Spring Break Camps & Programs, offered during public school spring break; and Summer Camps & Programs, a preview of programs being offered in June, July and August. Please note that this directory does not include spring after-school programs.
Summer issue: Summer Camps & Programs. Residential and day camps, classes, workshops and other ongoing programs offered during June, July and August.
Fall issue: After-School Programs. Classes and programs offered outside the school day, including after-school and weekend programs, home-school activities, tutoring and other supplemental educational services offered in September, October and November.
Winter issue: Winter Fun. After-school and weekend programs in December, January and February plus camps and classes offered during winter school vacation.
What about deadlines?
If you'd like your event or program to be included on our website on the launch date of each digital issue (March 1 for Spring, June 1 for Summer, Sept. 1 for Fall and Dec. 1 for Winter), submit your calendar and directory listings by the 20th of the month prior, but please notify us of events or programs scheduled, changed or cancelled after our launch date so we can make appropriate changes to our calendar or directory. Directory listings posted after the issue launch are billed at the cost of the full issue.
Questions? Call us: (505) 984-3171, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.