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Exciting Things To Do!

POSTED March 9, 2017

Looking for something exciting to do? You can take in a screening of Hacksaw Ridge, watch a rough and tumble rugby match, or watch some super-smart canines tear up an agility course. The weather’s warming up, and there are a bunch of new and exciting things to do this weekend in and around Crystal Valley and Castle Rock. Just don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on Sunday, March 12. It’s time to save some daylight!

TODAY, Thursday-Wednesday, March 9-15

A photographer of rock musicians for over 35 years, Larry Hulst brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to Colorado with iconic images of performers like Carlos Santana, AC/DC, Willie Nelson and David Bowie. Don’t miss these exciting moments of some of the most famous and talented rock musicians of the ages, captured live.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Museum Admission: $10-$15
Phone: 719-634-5581

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 9

Join astrologers as they trace the birth, life and death of the stars. Participants will explore a variety of stars including starburst nebulas, red giants, supernovas, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. The presentation will be followed by a viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa! Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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

Roger Hadix of the Colorado Vintage Baseball Association (CVBA) will discuss his book about old-time baseball along the Front Range and how the CVBA still plays baseball with old-time rules, uniforms, bats, etc. Refreshments will be served at 6:45 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. Baseball fans are welcome to show up in their favorite uniforms!

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Phone: 303-814-3164

Castle Country Assisted Living will host a St. Patrick’s Day bingo party for seniors, complete with green beer and green cocktails! Try your luck at this timeless game of chance while meeting new friends and other bingo fans. Space is limited, so RSVP if you plan to attend.

Castle Country Assisted Living, 221 Cantril St., Castle Rock
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-482-5552
Admission: FREE

Friday, March 10

Origami is the art of paper folding, often associated with Japanese culture. The goal is to transform a flat piece of paper into an exciting 3-D object, like a bird, flower or cube. All ages are invited to learn the art of origami with a new themed project every month.

Castle Pines Library/Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Beer-loving adults are invited to hear author and Denver Business Journal Reporter Ed Sealover, who not only blogs about beer, he’s written a book called Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops. A beer tasting will follow.

Philip S. Miller Library/CR Bank Room, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Cherry Creek Chorale’s biennial American Songbook II concert series presents a mix of outstanding selections from favorite American songs that lost the Oscar race but are loved and remembered by everyone. The Songbook II includes works from composers Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Eric Whitacre, as well as music by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer. 

Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $5-$20

Friday-Saturday, March 10-11

Spirited and entertaining, this delightful adaptation of the best-selling children’s book series is a comical and for-all-ages musical. It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her. Featuring a tremendously lovable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. (Performances are selling out!)

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

Friday-Sunday, March 10-12

It is mesmerizing to see these amazing Front Range Agility Team dogs run the competition course in a series of event pitting the best against the best. Come and watch as dogs and handlers negotiate the obstacle course while racing against the clock.

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Indoor Arena, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

The Wesley Players presents Godspell, the first major musical theater offering from three-time Grammy and Academy award winner, Stephen Schwarz (Wicked, Pippin). Godspell features well-known songs depicting different parables of Jesus using a wide variety of games, storytelling and comic timing plus an eclectic blend of songs.

St. Luke’s Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$35

If you’re looking for gently used still-in-great-shape outdoor gear and equipment, join your neighbors and friends in Douglas County to get everything from backpacks and sleeping bags to skis, headlamps, boots and camping gear.

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Admission: $5

Don’t miss the excitement, speed, fun and non-stop action of rugby as the Glendale Raptors Rugby takes on Rugby Utah in what is sure to be a hard-hitting and high-scoring match. Arrive early to see East High School rugby players battle the Chaparral High School team at 1:00 p.m.

Infinity Park, 6002 S. Taft St., Littleton
Main Event: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $6

Based on the hit 1939 film, the exciting musical The Wizard of Oz chronicles the journey of Dorothy on her quest to get back to her home in Kansas. Along the way, she makes new friends in the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion and together they travel to the Wizard in the magical land of Oz, all while trying to escape the evil schemes of the Wicked Witch of the West. You’ll sing along to the classic songs: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead and Merry Old Land of Oz.

The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, March 11

Mothers of Multiples is hosting the Kids’ Consignment Sale this weekend so moms and moms-to-be can shop for everything for babies to tweens. You’ll see 50-90 percent off retail for gently-used merchandise including clothing, costumes, bedding, sporting goods, strollers, maternity wear, toys, books and games. Plus, a child passenger safety technician will be on hand to evaluate your wee one’s car seat. To get a jump on the action, check out the VIP Shoppers Presale event starting at 8:30 a.m.

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission: $2

If you’re interested in organic gardening, Pat “The Bird Man” Brodbent will be offering tips for at-home gardeners. Click here to register for the event.

Philip S. Miller Library/CR Bank Room, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

excitingCastle Country Assisted Living will screen the Lionsgate Film Hacksaw Ridge, about the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic and Seventh-day Adventist Christian who refused to carry or use a weapon. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. 

Castle County Assisted Living, Cantril House, 221 Cantril St., Castle Rock
5:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-482-5522 to RSVP

Sunday, March 12

You are invited to a taste-bud treat at the PR Youth Running Annual Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Chili Cook-Off. Enjoy comfort food and promote confidence-building youth programs in our area at the same time. Admission includes unlimited mac ‘n’ cheese tastings, chili tastings, an appetizer spread, craft beer, free raffle drawings, a silent auction and entertainment.
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$12

Monday, March 13

Colorado author and retired Denver Post columnist Dick Kreck will talk about Denver histories from his two books Rich People Behaving Badly and Murder at the Brown Palace. Click here to register for this event.

Lone Tree Library, Event Hall, 1005 Library Way, Lone Tree
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Now Through April 17

Turning the spotlight on 11 prominent women artists in Colorado, this exhibition examines work that challenges, celebrates and confronts ideas specific to women of Colorado. (Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening March 16 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.)

The PACE Center Art Gallery, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Daily: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Phone: 303-805-6800

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