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Amuse Yourself this Weekend!

POSTED March 23, 2017

Take a break, a spring break in fact, and amuse yourself this weekend with circus contortionists, steely Southern women, a Beatles Tribute band or the incomparable Judy Collins. It’s a weekend to be entertained, amazed and amused in and around Crystal Valley and Castle Rock!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, March 23

Kids in the first through third grades read and discuss a different book each month. Also included in this 90 minutes of fun: a theme-related craft.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

It’s teen trivia night for geeks who read and are proud of it! Drop in for a night of trivia games with other geeky, book-reading, news-savvy teens.

Highlands Ranch Library, Shea A, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323
Register Here

It’s been nearly 45 years since Title IX became a law prohibiting gender discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funds.  Join Active Minds in a reflection on a century of women’s progress in the United States. From women’s suffrage to the women’s movement of the 1960s through today the group will examine goals and aspirations for the future.

Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 303-688-9498

The voice of legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins is strong, clear and full of heart. A 2017 Grammy nominee, two-time Grammy winner and member of the Grammy Hall of Fame, don’t miss this American music icon. Judy Collins has been making music for five decades and is still esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $65

Thursday-Friday, March 23-24

Cirque Montage features former artists of Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère, O, KA and Wintuk, performing feats that are a tribute to the artistry of the human body. This troupe of 11 international, award-winning performers hails from eight different countries including England, Russia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Turkmenistan, Japan and the U.S. Their aerial techniques will amaze you, their juggling will amuse you and their balancing acts will astonish you!

The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$35

Friday, March 24

The Fab Four, billed as the best Beatles tribute band ever, will perform their Emmy Award-winning best, including three costume changes to represent every Beatles-era of history. With uncanny note-for-note renditions of such classics as Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, A Day in the Life, Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude and Twist and Shout, here’s a glimpse of a recent performance.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $37.50-$45

Enjoy a free screening of War Games (1983) about a young man (Matthew Broderick) who finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing – threatening to start World War III! Free popcorn, too!

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., #200, Littleton
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Friday-Sunday, March 24-26

Enter a world where adventure awaits, characters amuse and courage leads the way as Disney on Ice presents Dream Big. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE. The fearless dreamer Ariel yearns to explore life, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle magically change their circumstances and Arendelle and the hilarious Olaf from Frozen learn that true love is the greatest magic of all.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Sun., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $21-$51

This stage play by American writer Robert Harling is based on his own experience of his sister’s death. It’s a comedy-drama about the bond between a group of Southern women and as the title suggests, the female characters are as delicate as magnolias, but tough as steel. The women in this fierce group of friends will move and amuse you with their quirky personalities and original Southern charm.

The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$20

The Southern Colorado Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo will showcase over 150 booths offering sustainable living and homesteading ideas. There will be outdoor survival methods demonstrated, lawn and garden products, as well as services for affordable living. This expo will teach consumers eco-friendly living techniques plus outdoor decorating ideas, patio furniture options, fencing, sunrooms, decks, spas, and more.

Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park, Colorado Springs
Fri., 1:00-7:00 p.m., Sat., 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 25

In this installment of Over the Mountain and Through the Woods experts relate their favorite tips and tricks for hiking Colorado’s trails, from those with lesser difficulty to the alluring Colorado fourteeners.

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Another free screening to amuse and entertain you: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) starring Harrison Ford as an archeologist pursuing the Holy Grail. Popcorn provided!

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., #200, Littleton
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Heavily influenced by soul, funk, blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist and singer-songwriter. With Nic Clark on harmonica, the pair set off the second act of the Cherokee Ranch Storyteller Series. Admission includes mini-tours of the castle plus a cash and snacks bar.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 303-688-5555

Sunday, March 26

The King and the Knights of the new Game of Thrones, had nothing on the actual events surrounding what happened in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England. Along with intrigue and war came the struggle to maintain civilization in those lands. Hear the hypnotic Celtic sounds performed by Rocky Mountain Brassworks, and watch the authentic dancing conceived during this era.

The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20

The Aquila Theatre and U.S. combat veterans/actors of the Warrior Chorus collaborate on a unique theatrical experience – The Trojan War, where classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war. The gripping stories of modern war are woven into the narrative of the ancient myths in a multi-media format that uses live action, film, bold projections, and music by members of The Warrior Chorus, a national program that trains U.S. military veterans for stage performances. Note: adult language and realistic military situations are depicted with fog, haze and gunshot sounds.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$45
Phone: 720-509-1000

Monday, March 27

In this evening presentation, Active Minds will look at the United Nations – its origins and history as well is its current and future role in the world. Ice cream and refreshments will be served, and guests are invited to tour the facility to explore a remarkable collection of 50s memorabilia.

Charter Financial Resources, 9335 Commerce Center St., #85, Highlands Ranch
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-468-2820

Join other local chess enthusiasts for weekly chess games. All levels are welcome to drop into this weekly group.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Tuesday, March 28

Participate in lively discussions of Christian literature, both fiction and nonfiction. New members are welcome.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Amuse Yourself at Crystal Valley!

If you haven’t visited the alluring master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock, come over this weekend. You won’t be disappointed. The sparkling new homes by Richmond American Homes  are available in ranch or two-story models, priced from the $300s.


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