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Enjoy Your Weekend!

POSTED April 20, 2017

Wondering just how much you’ll enjoy your weekend? That all depends on what you want to do! From watching films about robots and the Galapagos Islands, to dance troupes and award-winning blues tunes, there’s a performance, game, class or book club waiting for you in and around Castle Rock this weekend.

TODAY/TONIGHT! Thursday, April 20

SENIOR LIFE EXPO
If you know a senior, or happen to be one, this life expo will feature 70 partners covering all facets of aging from housing and home care to transportation and socializing. Sponsored by the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center there will be booths and seminars with topics of interest to seniors. For a flyer detailing all the topics, vendors and sponsors, click here.

Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
2:00-6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-688-9498

THURSDAY BOOK CLUB
Like books? Meet like-minded readers and enjoy the lively discussions on a variety of newly published books, both fiction and nonfiction at the library.

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

Thursday-Sunday, April 20-April 23

A LOT OF LIVIN’ TO DO!

Timeless songs like Put on a Happy Face, A Lot of Livin’ to Do and Spanish Rose are just a few of the memorable tunes in this energetic musical, Bye Bye Birdie. A rock n’ roll classic from the 1950’s, it follows rock star Conrad Birdie who electrifies teen audiences — until the Army drafts him! You’ll enjoy the highlight of the production – an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show – that has unexpected consequences for Birdie and his manager!

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

Thursday-Wednesday, April 20-26

FILM: MAGIC OF THE BIG BLUE
The famous Galapagos Islands are known for a wide variety of wildlife. Just beyond the shore, the marine life is just as impressive and unusual. Thousands of hammerhead sharks and majestic giant manta rays surround the islands, and they share the waters with the world’s largest and surprisingly gentle fish, the whale shark. Enjoy a stunning film of one of the world’s most unique ocean environments.

CU South Denver (formerly the Wildlife Experience) 10035 Peoria St., Parker
11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$14
Phone: 303-315-9444

FILM: NAT GEO’S ROBOTS
Robots are becoming eerily more human and fantastical. What does it take to make a humanoid robot that can do almost everything a person can do? How close are scientists to replicating characteristics like fingers and toes? Robots 3-D is a fascinating film about how humanoids are already changing our world.

CU South Denver (formerly the Wildlife Experience) 10035 Peoria St., Parker
1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$14
Phone: 303-315-9444

Friday-Saturday, April 21-22

enjoyWONDERBOUND AND FLOBOTS
The dance troupe Wonderbound will join in an exciting live collaboration with Denver’s iconic platinum-selling alternative hip-hop band, Flobots. Set to the Flobots’ brand new original music the groups will explore the ever-evolving struggles between personal identity, community, individual freedom and collective power.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$40
Phone: 303-805-6800

FAHRENHEIT 451
The award-winning dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury is brought to life by Lutheran High thespians and examines the bleak life of fireman Guy Montag. In this depiction of a future American society books are outlawed and the “firemen” burn any that are found.

PACE Center/Schoolhouse Theater, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$12.50
Phone: 303-805-6800

Friday-Sunday, April 21-23

HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPO
Looking for decorating and landscaping ideas? Head over to the Home Improvement Expo where lots of them will be on display, as well as various suppliers’ services and products.

Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 22

CULTURAL ARTS FAIR
Enjoy music and art from different cultures and sample “street food” inspired from around the globe that will be available for purchase. Plan now and register for this Creative U event to receive a schedule of the day’s programming.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

FAMILY FUN DAY
This Earth Day, enjoy the party for the planet as guests congregate to plant seeds, make art with recycled materials, play music, dissect plants under microscopes, look for birds and bunnies and make discoveries about the diversity of life on earth. Join CU biologists as they direct activities and help you discover and create.

CU South Denver (formerly the Wildlife Experience) 10035 Peoria St., Parker
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Museum Admission: $6-$10
Phone: 303-315-9444

BARK FOR BOOKS
These events fill up fast, so register your child now to visit the library and read to or with a furry friend. Each session, per child, is 15 minutes.

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range, #200, Littleton
11:15; 11:30; 11:45 a.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

THE RIGHT SHRUBS
A Douglas County Extension Service Master Gardener will talk to guests about selecting the best shrubs for yards in Colorado, and how to care for them. Free Serviceberry seedlings will be given to registered participants.

Highlands Ranch/James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Free Registration
=Phone: 303-791-7323

STORYTELLING IN SONG
enjoyBobby Messano is a veteran blues musician and has played with Clarence Clemmons, Franke and The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and Steve Winwood. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012 and in 2015 was named the number one Billboard Blues Artist of the year. He will perform some of his favorite tunes and share each song’s backstory as part of the Cherokee Ranch Storyteller Series. The price of admission includes a castle tour, cash bar and snacks for purchase.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 303-688-5555

Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23

COLORADO SPRINGS PET EXPO
With more than 165 pet exhibitors from across the state, along with lots of activities for animal lovers, the event showcases pet products, services and treats. The show will offer training seminars, adoptions, discount vaccines and pet demonstrations.

Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park, Colorado Springs
Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $4-$7

Sunday, April 23

COLORING INSIDE THE PINES
Enjoy community, conversation, snacks and coloring – a mindful and at the same time mindless activity that’s good for the soul.

Castle Pines Library/Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Monday, April 24

THE PAGE TWISTERS
If you have a child in fourth through sixth grades, register him or her at the library for this chapter book club, perfect for reading as a group together. Attendees will share and discuss books in the Children’s Storytime reading room.

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

CODING CLUB
If you have a child interested in learning how to code, the pros at the library will teach them through online tools, high tech toys, board games and other hands-on activities. This is an ideal club for ages 10 to 15.

Castle Pines
 Library/Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Free Registration
Phone: 303-791-7323

IMPROVE YOUR CHESS GAME!
Join other local chess enthusiasts for weekly chess games. All levers are welcome to this drop-in group. Learn strategy and tactics by playing with others and strengthen your game!

Castle Rock/Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323 – Patty

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
Enjoy time together at the mother-daughter book club for girls in the fourth through sixth grades. You need only register the daughter and stop by the Children’s section to pick up your copy of Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret.

Highlands Ranch/James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Free Registration
Phone: 303-791-7323

Tuesday, April 25

MORE BARKING FOR BOOKS
For a fun learning experience, register your child for the chance to read to or with a furry friend. Each session, per child, is 15 minutes.

Castle Rock/Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323 – Kimberly

PAGE TO STAGE: MAD HATTER
Enjoy Alice in Wonderland-themed activities and snacks at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, then stay for the Page to Stage production of Alice in Wonderland presented by Front Range Theatre Company.

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

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