Crystal Valley Blog

Activities, Events, Concerts and Classes

POSTED February 2, 2017

Residents of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock will have an assortment of activities and attractions to choose from this weekend, with a lifestyle expo, job fair, fitness classes and a father-daughter dance to remember. It’s all here and near!

Thursday, February 2

This event is facilitated by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with the goal of raising awareness about employment opportunities in Douglas County, and to foster a thriving startup community. Employers at the Job Fair will represent a wide variety of industries and have several different types of positions for which they will be hiring.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
2:00-6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

This wrestling tournament with daily scheduled match activities is held in honor of the accomplished wrestler Dave Schultz, whose life and death were depicted in the 2014 movie Team Foxcatcher.

Olympic Training Center, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs
Times vary for different events
Tickets: $15/day
Phone: 719-598-8181

Join acupuncture and Chinese Medicine expert Avi Ginsberg (NCCAOM certified and licensed in New York, Utah and Colorado) as he demystifies Qi Gong. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Guests will learn the physical benefits of body alignment and posture, stretching and strengthening techniques, and the mechanics of proper movement. Participants are encouraged to wear clothes suitable for stretching activities.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-805-6800

Friday, February 3

Spotlight Performing Arts Center is holding auditions for Moana, The Full-Length Musical for ages 6-18. For those who get “called back, there will follow a 15-week class teaching acting, dance, and vocal techniques while preparing for the full-length musical production. Classes will be on Fridays from 4-5:30 pm. Performances will be held in May. Please call in advance for tuition rates. 

Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Rd., #102A, Highlands Ranch
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Phone: 720-443-2623

As part of the Douglas County Libraries’ Love Is in the Air film series, the event hall at the Lone Tree Library will be screening the 2004 movie Calendar Girls starring Helen Mirren and Julie Waters. Appropriate for ages 14 and over; for more information about the movie content, click here.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, February 3- 4

What an opportunity to create wonderful memories full of fun, laughter, love and dancing with your daughter! The ball tickets include a corsage and special gift for every sweetheart and refreshments, as well as a commemorative photo of father-daughter pairs.

Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch
Fri.,6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $33

If you’re a dulcimer fan or fanatic, the 14th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival is the place to learn how to play, improve your technique, or just enjoy the many styles of music. From Celtic and retro pop to bluegrass and even jazz and ragtime, nationally known players will be teaching Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer techniques. Activities and concerts are open to the public with tickets available at the door both nights.

St. James Presbyterian Church, 3601 W. Bellevue Ave., Littleton
8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. workshops
7:00-9:30 p.m. concerts
Cost: $140 for two-day workshops; $15 for concerts

Saturday, February 4

Presented by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Lifestyle Expo offers Douglas County residents an opportunity to browse and explore products and services throughout Douglas County. Admission to the expo is free to the public, and you can check out a list of vendors here. The day begins with the Freeze Your Buns Off 5K race at the Douglas County Event Center at 8:45 a.m.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Don’t let Valentine’s Day catch you by surprise! Stop by this Douglas County Libraries Love is in the Air event and create some hand-crafted valentines for friends and loved ones.

Louviers Library, 7885 Louviers Blvd., Louviers
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323


Bring the entire family to the library to celebrate the Chinese New Year (Rooster) with crafts, activities and performances.

Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Register Here


Did you know your favorite Pokémon characters are inspired by real animals? Meet five critters that are so cool, they have their own Pokémon creature! Learn about strategies wildlife use to protect themselves, find shelter, and find food. A pizza lunch is included. Ticket is required for each guest. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-471-7054

Improvisational comedy is a fun and life-changing performance art form that can boost your self-confidence and help you “think on your feet”! This class will teach the same techniques used by The Second City — the world’s premier comedy club, comedy theatre and school of improvisation. Taught by Grant Garrison, a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, participants age 18 and over are welcome with any experience level and will have the opportunity to perform for Parker Arts Comedy and Cocktails!

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Phone: 303-805-6800
Cost: $25

Another Douglas County Libraries’ Love is in the Air event to help you hail Valentine’s Day is this wine with chocolate tasting. The Chocolate Therapist will be serving chocolates with perfectly paired wines to sample. Must be age 21 and over.

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Register Here
Phone: 303-791-7323

The Stanleytones Bluegrass Band and Ran Off the Rooster will both perform. The Stanleytones are named for bluegrass greats, brothers Ralph and Carter who played throughout the 1950s until Carter’s death in 1966. They will play timeless classics and original songs. Ran Off the Rooster is a women-powered string band that combines bluegrass instrumentation and killer three-part harmonies.

Parker Arts Center, Schoolhouse Theater, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-805-6800

Monday, February 6

Do you ever crave pizza, tacos or Indian food but don’t want to head out to a restaurant? In this hands-on class, you will learn how easy it is to make your own pizza dough, tortillas and Naan bread with simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Save time and money without sacrificing taste!

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 (non-resident $49)
Phone: 303-805-6800

Learn solo swing moves while you burn up calories on the floor in a variety dances like the Jive, Lindy Hop, Charleston and Hustle performed in a workout format.

Adventures in Dance, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $36 for the series

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