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Attention Castle Rock: Time for Fun!

POSTED March 30, 2017

Fun is right around the corner, now that you’ve logged your routine hours for the week! Stroll the vendors at home and garden shows and sustainability expos, enjoy a musical or jazzy tribute to the Beatles, or learn how to improve — it’s all happening this weekend in and around Crystal Valley and Castle Rock.

TODAY, Thursday, March 30

BEFRIEND A FURRY FACE
The Dumb Friends League Buddy Center shelter in Castle Rock is hosting an open house today to introduce you to all the volunteer opportunities at the shelter. The Buddy Center provides loving care, vital services and a second chance at life and happiness to thousands of homeless dogs, cats and small pets. Animal-lovers who want to help are invited to stop by for refreshments, to meet the staff, tour of the shelter and find out how to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. Volunteers must be 16 years old.

Dumb Friends League Buddle Center, 4556 Castleton Ct., Castle Rock
5:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP Phone: 303-751-5772

TEEN PHOTO CONTEST
The registration is ON for all teenage shutterbugs with a great photo to enter into the Castle Rock Teen Photography Contest from CreativeU. Enter your best photo between now and Saturday, April 1. Visit the Aloha Teen Center at the library or contact Cliff Davidson for contest rules: [email protected].

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock

A NIGHT WITH THE CORONER
Former Douglas County Coroner Lora Thomas returns to Cherokee Castle to present another installment in the fascinating crime-solving series, A Night with The Coroner, with Mitch Morrissey, a Denver DA for 12 years. Morrissey will look at the first forensic DNA case ever (involving Colin Pitchfork), as well as the BTK Killer and other serial offenders. Proceeds from ticket sales support suicide prevention efforts.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
7:00 p.m.

Admission: $25 per person
Phone: 303-688-5555

Thursday-Sunday, March 30-April 2

funBYE BY BIRDIE
The first-ever rock ‘n’ roll musical takes the stage in an all-new production. It’s the late 1950’s and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice to join the military. His manager stages a publicity stunt for Conrad to kiss one lucky fan on The Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the army, but Conrad Birdie gets more than he bargained for. Songs like Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin’ to Do and Spanish Rose are just some of the musical theatre classics from this presentation.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20-$45
Phone: 719-634-5581

Friday, March 31

funJAZZY BEATLES RENDITIONS
This series features some of Colorado’s finest jazz musicians coming together in a soul-satisfying jam session for jazz lovers. Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra’s saxophonist Wil Swindler leads his highly-acclaimed Elevenet group in a Beatles’ tribute reprising songs from Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour and the White Album.

The PACE Center Schoolhouse Theater, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Call to Wait List
Phone: 303-805-6800

Friday-Saturday, March 31-April 1

SWING, SWING, SWING!
Swing it, Ella! As the Philharmonic celebrates its 90th anniversary, they’ll be Lindy Hopping all the way back to the Roaring 20s! That’s when jazz, swing and even the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra got its start. With plenty of favorites in the style of Cab Calloway, join the Philharmonic for a cool evening of hot jazz from the biggest of big bands.

Pikes Peak Event Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $21-$66

Friday-Sunday, March 31-April 2

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Featuring the latest in design trends, remodeling, gardening, lifestyle and full home automation, the Castle Rock Home and Garden Show is back! Booths will showcase local and national vendors with products and services for your home, garden and outdoor living. Enjoy live demonstrations, food samples and more!

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Fri., 12:00-6:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Register for Free Tickets

SUSTAINABILITY AND OUTDOOR EXPO
The Southern Colorado Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo features over 150 booths of sustainable living and homesteading ideas. There will be outdoor survival, lawn and garden products, sustainability seminars, plus services for affordable living. In addition, attendees will find outdoor decorating ideas, patio furniture, fencing, sunrooms, decks, spas, and much more!

Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., 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.
Tickets: $6

Saturday, April 1

ACT/SAT PRACTICE TESTING
Which test is right for your teen – the ACT or the SAT? Find out as DCL administers a combination practice test designed to determine whether the ACT or SAT best fits your student’s test-taking skills. Please bring pencils, a calculator, and a mobile phone or tablet (option for immediate scoring; students can also take scoring sheets home to determine results online).

Castle Pines Library, CPN Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Registration is Open

CREATIVE U: INSTRUMENT ZOO
Swallow Hill Music is bringing the instruments and supplying the encouragement and guidance so families can have some hands-on fun experimenting with a variety of musical instruments.

Lone Tree Library/Event Hall, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
9:30-11:30 a.m.

GENEALOGY FAIR
Have you been working on your family tree, or been thinking about researching your ancestry? Drop in and learn about genealogy techniques and technology from the Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society.

Highlands Ranch/James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Rd., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

YOURS, COLORADO: STATE OF MIND FAIR
Those forward-thinking folks at the library are jump-starting the season by investigating all the different ways Coloradans can enjoy the great outdoors! With live demos to surprise and delight, come and be reminded of what you’ve been missing all winter long!

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

DANCE FOR A DIFFERENCE
The Colorado School of Dance is holding its annual charity fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, specifically to benefit childhood cancer research and care. Come out to support children dancing to help other children.

The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$25
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, April 2

MACARONI SUMMER CAMP AND FAIR
The 2017 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp and Activities Fair is a one-stop community-focused event for families in and around Douglas County. Meet representatives from more than 40 fun summer camps and area activity centers, enjoy special offers, access to The Wildlife Experience exhibits and galleries, plus enter lots of great giveaways! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pre-register for Free

NEW GAME GLUB!
Join this new group for RPG, strategic and board gaming. Bring your own games or play with the ones on hand, but plan on having a fun afternoon with old and new friends!

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
12:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday, April 3

DIGITAL DROP IN
Need help with your computer or mobile device? Drop by The Lounge and the technical gurus will assist you and help you navigate troubled waters.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
2:00-4:00 p.m.

ART STOP ON THE GO
Calling all budding artists! Time to cultivate your inner Picasso with experts from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. These veteran artists will present a book for the kids to enjoy, then lead them in a literature-based art project. Registration is required for kids ages 6 to 12.

Castle Pines Library, CPN Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Registration is Open

CREATIVE U: SPINNING AND WEAVING
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild welcomes children ages 6 to 12 for a hands-on experience as the Guild whizzes explore spinning, weaving and yarn-centric activities.

Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 4

DANCE MOVES FOR KIDS
The Colorado Ballet encourages and teaches wee ones to dance, shimmy and shake like their favorite animal. Don’t miss the fun!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $3
Phone: 720-509-1000

CREATIVE U: THE ART OF IMPROV
Whose line is it anyway?! YOURS! Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to jump out of their comfort zones and explore their silly sides with this improv workshop. Taught by a certified theatre instructor.

Castle Pines Library, CPN Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:30-5:30 p.m. AND 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Craftsmanship Makes Life Fun at Crystal Valley

The new homes in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock are crafted with creative excellence and attention to detail. Don’t take our word for it – stop by and check out the new designs from Richmond American Homes, available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the $300s.

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