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Big To Dos Near Crystal Valley This Weekend

POSTED February 16, 2017

To do, or not to do? You might be asking yourself that question a lot over the next few days. This weekend is jam-packed with things to do, from Love is in the Air movie screenings at local libraries to ballets, high school musicals and glow in the dark yoga! With so much to enjoy in and around Castle Rock this weekend, you won’t have to wander far to have a good time!

TONIGHT! Thursday, February 16

Considered the crown jewel of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s career,The Sleeping Beautyis the magical fairy tale of the beautiful sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince. Brought to life by one of Moscow’s finest ballet companies, this enchanting tale is set to Tchaikovsky’s amazing score.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$55

Love is in the Air this month at libraries throughout Douglas County! This screening of the 2010 romantic comedy-drama Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts is one of several special events for February. Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir about her divorce and subsequent travel adventures to “find herself.”

Castle Pines Library/The Loft, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Looking for something to do that will stimulate your gray matter? Check out this: a civic education program devoted to foreign affairs! Join other interested participants in reading various selections and participating in a thought-provoking discussion.

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

Thursday-Saturday, February 16-18

Support your local high school’s musical presentation of Oliver! The English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is based on the novel Oliver Twist written by Charles Dickens. It first premiered in 1960 and continues to be an intermittent revival on Broadway.

Douglas County High School, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$12

Thursday-Sunday, February 16-19

Based on the beloved novel, two married British women decide to take a break from their respective spouses and are joined by a young socialite and older aristocrat. What starts out as a difficult situation, eases into comfort as each woman is transformed by the experience.

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

Friday-Sunday, February 17-19

The Colorado Springs Sport & Boat Show boasts one of the largest displays of boats for sale under one roof. The family-friendly event has something for every outdoor enthusiast, including hunting, fly-fishing, and camping exhibits.

Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs
Fri., 2:00-7:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17

This Love is in the Air screening of the 2000 film Chocolat, starring Juliette Binoche is about a single mother who opens a chocolate shop during Lent. The movie is rated PG and runs 121 minutes.

Lone Tree Library, 1005 Library Way, Lone Tree
1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 18

The Parker Library staff are billing this event Caturday Morning and Dog Day Afternoon as they bring activities, crafts, designer pet treats and adoptable pets to the library for a fun and fur-filled morning.

Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

It’s the Big Bad Bull event as cowboys put their lives on the line trying to ride an agitated 2,000-pound animal for your entertainment! With $20,000 worth of prizes in the offing, 75 riders will be competing for various championships. Don’t miss the food, the fun and the pony rides!

Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
6:00 p.m. (Bulls Buck at 7:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $5-$15

Journey’s Mobile Vet will help your furry friend with low-cost vaccines, microchips, heartworm tests and compassionate prevention. Bring your dogs on a leash and your cats in a carrier.

A Well-Fed Pet, 531 S. Gilbert St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-805-8387

The 28th annual fundraiser for Praying Hands Ranches, its Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner will feature dancing with music by Doctor Jerry Galloway, silent auction and kids’ corner. Praying Hands Ranches is a non-denominational non-profit providing a therapeutic ranch environment for special needs children and adults.

Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
6:00 p.m.

Rock ‘n’ Roll On!
Those ladies of the roller rink, the Castle Rock ’n’ Rollers will be screening and blocking and jumping the apex in a bout this weekend against the High City Derby Divas. Don’t miss the power jams and grand slams when the Rock ‘n’ Rollers hit their stride!

Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.

This multi-media concert explores how composers create musical movement using motifs and musical direction. Discover how the orchestra rocks in this interactive program from Carnegie Hall, performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic with help from local student musicians.

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $5

Wear your favorite neon yoga clothes and come move to the mellow, rhythmic music under the black lights. Unlike a typical class practicing in near darkness makes your brain rely on your other senses to stay balanced. Your ticket for the evening includes glow paint, necklace, wine, beer and appetizers. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Must be over 21 years of age.

Southridge Recreation, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost: $30

Sunday, February 19

Based on the African folktale, this storytelling program is an introduction to classical music and instruments of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Designed to present performances in a relaxed, sensory-friendly way, performers modify shows to ensure there are no startling noises or visually over-stimulating components. The sound levels are lower than normal and the lights in the audience higher than normal, ensuring audience members can see each other. Audience members are free to come and go if need be and there is always a “safe room” available.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 720-509-1000

Tuesday, February 21

The last Love is in the Air event this week is an oldie but a goodie: Desk Set. The 1957 romantic comedy starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (the pair had a 25-year love affair and made nine movies together) is rated PG. Don’t miss the computer in the film – it’s bigger than a mobile home and Kate’s biggest rival.

Castle Pines Library/The Loft, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
5:00 p.m.

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