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Entertainment Around Castle Rock

POSTED March 2, 2017

The entertainment options abound this weekend for kids, adults and seniors! Take in an improvised-on-the-spot musical, watch the antics of a behaving-badly circus dog, tap your toes to a bunch of bluegrass melodies or go Star Wars™ crazy at an interactive event for the whole family. It’s a jam-packed weekend of things to see and do in around Crystal Valley and Castle Rock.

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 2

Secretariat was an American thoroughbred racehorse who, in 1973, became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. The 2010 movie starring Diane Lane follows Penny Chenery Tweedy, a housewife and mother who agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based stables – despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. With a veteran trainer, played by John Malkovich, they guide the long-shot stallion to an unbeaten record for the Triple Crown. Wonderful family entertainment that will have you cheering!

Castle Pines Library/The Loft, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:30-7:00 p.m.

The adult lecture series at the Parker Arts Center for Entertainment presents the latest research about brain and body connections related to the onset of Alzheimer’s. The discussion will cover areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement for healthy aging.

Parker Arts Center for Entertainment, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-805-6800

Adults are invited to join this innovative book club that meets once a month at a brewery to discuss teen reads for grown-ups. For more information contact Matthew Galloway at

Barnett & Son Brewing Co., 18425 Pony Express Dr., Parker
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Curious about your ancestry? Would you like help and direction to search for information about your lineage? This session offers multi-level genealogy studies with experts from the Castle Rock Genealogical Society.

Philip S. Miller Library/Bank Room, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 3

Grand Gordy and Ross Martin are known for a balance of composed melodies and improvisation, with a combined repertoire that ranges from fiddle tunes to jazz standards, original compositions to traditional hymns. This pair of bluegrass buddies will share billing with Out of Nowhere, a five-member group playing bluegrass and original acoustic music. This group takes traditional tunes and gives them a custom spin, with duet harmonies for an evening of entertainment you won’t want to miss.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-805-6800

Disney’s 1993 movie Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey follows three pets as they travel across mountains and plains on their way to find their owners. A misunderstanding leads the animals to mistakenly believe that they have been abandoned by their loved ones. The cat, dog and puppy voiced by Sally Fields, Don Ameche and Michael J. Fox, set off on a truly incredible journey chock full of unmanageable misadventures.

Castle Pines Library/Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
6:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, March 3-5

The Junie B. Jones series of bestselling children’s books about a funny kindergartener has been adapted for the stage! The musical is about Junie B’s adventures in the first grade after getting dumped by her best friend and finding out she can’t read the blackboard anymore. This sassy little diva is a lovable character and the hilarious musical will entertain audiences exactly the way the books have for two generations.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

Saturday, March 4

Mark your calendar for the Star Wars™Interactive Family Experience as rebels and imperials gather for a day of family-friendly activities. Take photos with BB-8, C3P0, R2-D2, Darth Vader, and a whole host of Star Wars™ favorites as you unleash your inner Jedi!

Entertainment and activities will include Jedi training, bounce house and other inflatables, Blast-A-Trooper games and a station where kids can make their own lightsabers. Costumes are encouraged! All children 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by The Rock Church in Castle Rock, all proceeds from will benefit Douglas County for families in need.

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $5-$12

New to geocaching? At last count, there were more than 10,000 geocaching enthusiasts around the world engaged in high tech treasure hunting. Using handheld GPS receivers or mobile devices and other navigational techniques, geocachers hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Come and find out why so many people are becoming fans of this outdoor recreational activity and treasure hunting craze!

Philip S. Miller Library, CR Bank Room East/West, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Register Here

Tagawa Garden Ambassador, Luan Akin, will share some of her tried and true tips on gardening in the areas surrounding south Denver.

Lone Tree Library, Event Hall, 1005 Library Way, Lone Tree
1:00 p.m.
Register Here

Looking to introduce your little ones to new experiences? Then this discover series is perfect for you! Each show is affordably priced and under 60 minutes, to give your kids a taste of all that is great about the arts.

Busker, the mischievous circus dog, and his bumbling side-kick, Mr. Art Guffaw, turn the circus upside down in this laugh-out-loud performance complete with puppetry, juggling, magic and hilarious stunts. It won’t be long before you’re cheering for this very “bad” dog and his outrageous antics.

PACE Center/The Schoolhouse Theater, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
10:00 a.m.
Admission: $5
Phone: 303-805-6800

Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston) leave behind snowy Michigan and move to Florida, where they buy their first home and find jobs at competing newspapers. Soon afterward, the Grogans adopt Marley, an adorable yellow Labrador pup. But Marley soon grows up to be a mischievous handful. The 2008 comedy drama scored $248 million at the box office.

Castle Pines Library/Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
6:00 p.m.

It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is a sidesplitting musical comedy, unscripted and performed by master improvisers. The troupe gathers made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and creates a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.

The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$35
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, March 5

EntertainmentParker Arts’ new Uncharted Music Series features artists and bands considered emerging talent with fresh sounds that are causing a stir and building momentum across the country.

This weekend you’ll hear the critically acclaimed Irish band Danú, a premier traditional Irish ensemble of players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English). Danú has delighted audiences worldwide and has made stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York City. Don’t miss this musical journey to Ireland and stay after the entertainment to sample Irish beers provided by Barnett & Son Brewing Co., Parker’s own tap house. Must be 21 years of age.

The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$35
Phone: 303-805-6800

Monday, March 6

Calling all budding artists! Time to cultivate your inner Picasso with your friends from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art who will present a book for kids to enjoy, then lead them in a literature-based art project. Registration required. For ages 6 to 12.

Castle Pines Library/Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7

Aspiring writers ages 12 to 18 are invited to join this group where they can practice their craft and learn new techniques and tools for putting words on a page (digital or printed!).

Philip S. Miller Library/James LaRue Room, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Douglas County Libraries presents New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline known for mysteries like Look Again and Don’t Go, as well as the bestselling Rosato series. Ms. Scottoline will discuss her brand-new book One Perfect Lie (which releases April 11, 2017). Guests will receive a copy of the hardcover book One Perfect Lie, reserved seating for the presentation, dessert bites and a book signing.

CU South Denver (formerly The Wildlife Experience), 10035 Peoria, Parker
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Now THAT’s Entertainment: Tour the New Homes in Crystal Valley!

New homes in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock feature the latest in architectural styles and interior design from Richmond American Homes. Nestled in natural surroundings near downtown Castle Rock, these new homes are available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the $300s.


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