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Clean-up, Round-up, Laugh it Up!

POSTED September 28, 2017

Laugh yourself silly and find more fun things to see and to do at the annual Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Castle Rock this weekend. Plus, it’s time to safely get rid of chemicals, big bulky furniture, and important documents – all right here – near Crystal Valley! Don’t miss the Douglas County Brew Tour, the bull elk passion play or the downtown garage sale, all minutes from your own front door!

Thursday, September 28

laughDoktor Kaboom! performs original interactive “science comedy” shows for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his crowds riveted and rolling with laughter employing captivating antics. Join the good Doktor for a side-splitting journey of spectacular science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate and entertain.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Fri., 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.

During the September-October mating season, bull elk stage their own passion play in the mountains and foothills of Colorado. The characteristic rutting call of bulls can be heard from just before dusk to dawn. Head over to the Cherokee Ranch and Castle with a picnic dinner and get ready to hear the love language of some of the biggest animals on the North American continent!

Take in the panoramic views from the Terrace while you take in the deep, reverberating mating call of bull elk. A cash bar with snacks will also be available for purchase.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
5:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Phone: 303-688-1170

Bites, brews and books – it’s all there at the Great Douglas County Brew Tour. Sip and sample three unique brews with delicious bites of food at Rockyard Brewing. Listen to Rockyard’s head brewer and chef to find out which beers and bites pair together and which don’t (which should help your next tailgating party!). Rockyard will also unveil its special Library Brew. Space is limited, so register now and bring a book to donate and receive a free pint of one of the Rockyard brews.

Rockyard Brewing Company, 880 Castleton Rd., Castle Rock
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Register here

Friday, September 29

Don’t laugh, this event will teach all ages how to upcycle old t-shirts destined for the donation or trash bin into scarves, pet toys, bags, rugs and more!

Roxborough Library/Meeting Room, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Register here

Friday-Saturday, September 29-30

Norm Macdonald is best known for his four-year stint on Saturday Night Livewhere Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. He is a favorite guest on late night shows, providing plenty of laughs, having performed the final stand-up set on theLate Show with David Letterman. Mr. Letterman referred to Norm as “the funniest man in the world,” and Comedy Centralnamed him in their “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.” Norm starred in two movies, the cult classic Dirty Work, and Billy Madison. Norm also starred in three television series. He then went on to become a judge on< Last Comic Standing. Norm retires all material he has used on specials and guarantees that no two shows will ever be identical.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $38

Friday-Sunday, September 29-October 1

Two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges look down over the seven acres of corn where kids ages 10 and under can explore a mini-maze, jump aboard a hayride, barrel train ride (for children 12 and under);and enjoy unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides and hamster balls are available for an additional fee. An array of food vendors will be offering funnel cakes, hotdogs, freshly squeezed lemonade and kettle corn for hungry maze maniacs.

Chatfield Farms,
Fri./Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $9-$14

Kathy Najimy (who starred in Sister Act films) and Mo Gaffney (known for her work in TV sitcoms That 70s Show and Run of the House) are the stars of this feminist romp, Parallel Lives. The pair play Supreme Beings who plan the beginning of the world, creating the sexes and deciding on the color scheme of the races. With plenty of laughs and irony, Parallel Lives reexamines the ongoing quest to find equality and love.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

This classic musical tells the story of a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who is considering a dangerous military mission. Love blossoms between the two despite the racial prejudice of their communities and against the tense backdrop of World War II. Featuring classic Rodgers and Hammerstein songs like I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy, Some Enchanted Evening and Happy Talk, this heartwarming tale is a poignant experience for all audiences. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 30

laughEach month an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company leads birders around the rich bird habitats in Hudson Gardens. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced birder, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens! You can check out an easy-to-use field guide and a pair of high-focus binoculars at the Welcome Center for a $10 refundable deposit and proof of ID. The Welcome Center also has a Seasonal Nature Hunt for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt to discover the sights, sounds and scents of the gardens. Nature Hunts can be borrowed free of charge.

HUDSON GARDENS, 6115 Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
8:00 a.m.
Admission: $10

This is a multi-family, multi-generational garage sale with an assortment of quality items, sponsored by the Castle Rock Rotary Club. All proceeds will benefit the club to support local Castle Rock and Douglas County projects, as well as some of the fantastic work this club has done in Kenya, Guatemala, Mozambique and India.

Garage Sale, 405 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Highlands Ranch Community Association is offering a free shredding and dump-your-electronics event this weekend to safely dispose of boxes of important documents, old TVs and computers. The limit is three small bags or boxes of confidential papers, with additional bags and boxes shredded for $5 each. Donations are accepted to benefit the Summer Concerts in the Park events.

Kaiser Permanent Building Parking Lot, 9285 Hepburn St., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Castle Rock Clean Up Day is an opportunity to dispose of bulky waste items that will not fit in your curbside cans and bins, free of charge!

Take advantage of this one-day opportunity to dispose of unwanted items for FREE!
Please consider donating any usable items you might have such as furniture, clothing, books, toys, etc. at the Castle Rock Baptist Church. The church will be accepting nonperishable food items to help stock their food bank, and all donations are appreciated!

Castle Rock Baptist Church, 880 3rd St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Many common household products may be hazardous and should be disposed of carefully. These include motor oil, antifreeze, vehicle batteries, household rechargeable batteries, solvents, house and garden chemicals, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), fire extinguishers, items containing mercury, propane tanks, oil-based paint and car and truck tires. Proper disposal at the Castle Rock Chemical Roundup helps prevent accidental poisonings and fire hazards in the home.

Residents drive up and volunteers will unload the materials. Douglas County participants should bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill and $25 per vehicle to offset the high cost of hazardous waste disposal. Residents are encouraged to register in advance online at.

Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Ct., Castle Rock, CO
Fee: $25

laughDress in your red, white and blue and join Master Magician Amazing Dave and his real-life partner comedy magician and entertaining educator Connie Elstun. The pair elicit plenty of laughs in a sensational comedy magic show featuring live rabbits, birds and the members of the audience. Families work together to make real magic happen while learning about the history of American magicians.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $3

Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the front lines where we can travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers and see them collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires and directly into the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$10

laughThe famous beer festival that originated in Munich, Germany, and has spread around the world, will be celebrated in downtown Castle Rock this weekend! Commemorate the time of year with your neighbors and friends at a street fair with live music, beer, an array of food vendor offerings, bounce houses and tantalizing demonstrations. This local festival is always a good time for all, just note that streets will be closed so your best bets for parking are the garage at 3rd Street and Jerry Street.

Downtown Castle Rock, Wilcox St. between 3rd and 5th St., Castle Rock
1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, September 30-October 1

Buckle up, Colorado! The toughest sport between men and animals in a ring of dirt is back! It’s the Professional Bull Riders’ Rumble in the Rockies with its guaranteed, edge-of–your seat action and thrills. Two days of laughs from non-scary rodeo clowns and jam-packed excitement for spectators, young and old!

Broadmoor World Arena, 4185 Ventucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Sat., 6:45 p.m.; Sun., 1:45 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Sunday, October 1

There’s nothing like the music of the North American West and the Denver Concert Band (DCB) will take you on a musical voyage to thrill your senses with colors, sounds and unique genres. Beautiful melodies like, Copland’s Promise of Living from the Tender Land Suite, Owen Reed’s Fiesta Mexicana and Sonoran Desert Holiday by Ron Nelson as well as other exciting pieces will get you in the mood for Western Winds! The Denver Concert Band, in its 56th year, is a 90-piece adult community band of volunteer musicians who perform year-round in the Denver Metro area and throughout Colorado.  

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $13-$17

Monday, October 2

Join local chess enthusiasts for weekly chess games at the library. All levels are welcome to this drop-in group for some strategy sessions and game-playing fun.

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

Tuesday, October 3

laughPeter Davison is a national juggling champion, dancer, and physical comedian. From a precarious unicycle act, to amazing tricks with ordinary objects, Peter transforms the stage into a magical world of motion. Guaranteed to elicit giggles and laughs from everyone – young and old alike!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $13-$17

Laugh With Your Neighbors in Crystal Valley

The neighbors are so friendly in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, just minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Castle Rock. If you are a home buyer in search of a neighborhood, check out the beautiful new home designs from Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton,  and Kauffman Homes, available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s


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