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Explore a New Activity This Weekend!

POSTED June 8, 2017

There’s so much to explore this weekend near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! From zoo animals and bunches of butterflies, to pinball tournaments David Blaine, Betty Buckley and a rockin’ country music concert right down the road – it’s all coming up in and around Castle Rock!


Treat your father or grandfather like a king this Father’s Day at the Cherokee Ranch castle by reserving space at the annual Father’s Day Brunch. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious gourmet dishes, and cocktails will be available for purchase. These events sell out early so reserve your spot with family, now!

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
9:45 a.m.
Tickets: $60
Phone: 303-688-5555

Don’t miss this chance to explore animal habitats and learn about how these animal visitors from the Denver Zoo, eat, live, survive and thrive. This Summer Reading Program is ideal for all ages (children 3 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult). Register your child here.

Castle Pines Library, Event Hall, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines
3:00-3:45 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Teens, if you want to have a say in your library activities, the Castle Pines Teen Library Council offers you a chance to express yourself and be an advocate for teens. Sample the snacks, enjoy the opportunity to lead, all while earning volunteer hours if you register here.

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Join the Discovery Center as it launches the 2017 Summer of Discovery and find out what it takes to grow food in space! You can also vote on what the center ought to grow over the summer. Activities include crafts and games, a new hands-on “Roll, Drop and Bounce” exhibit, and Science on a Sphere® presentations.
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5-$10
Phone: 719-576-8000

The multi-platinum selling duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in today’s country music landscape. Thompson Square has topped the radio charts across the U.S., Canada and Australia with number one hits Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, If I Didn’t Have You and Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About. Don’t miss this hand-clapping, toe-tapping night of music!

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.
Cost: $20-$40

Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11

Parker Days features concerts, heart-pounding rides, a parade, buskers, wine and beer gardens, bounce houses, water ball, a petting zoo and more! Bret Michaels kicks off the festival with a concert in O’Brien Park and this year, for the first-time ever, you can enter to win in a big-wheels obstacle course for kids and adults. Admission is free, concert tickets are $30-$100, and carnival ride prices vary.

Downtown Parker, 19590 Mainstreet, Parker
Thurs., 5:00-10:00 p.m.; Fri., 5:00 p.m.-Midnight; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-Midnight; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Admission: Free, (Carnival Tickets $1-$25)

Friday June 9

Get up and move on Fitness Fridays this summer! Explore a different workout every Friday and join other exercise fans at the amphitheater in the park for a great workout in a beautiful setting.

Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:00-9:00 a.m.

Explore animal habitats and learn about animals’ food, water, and shelter with live animal visitors from the Denver Zoo. A Summer Reading Program event, ideal for all ages (3 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult). Register your child here.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Experts from the Butterfly Pavilion are bringing live invertebrate insects from around the world to take you on a virtual ride through their facility. Explore the many Pavilion inhabitants – including insects, spiders and their assorted relatives. Register here to join this Lifelong Learning Friday class designed for adults. 

James LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Rd., Highlands Ranch
1:30 p.m.

Stephen Coonts, former military officer, flight instructor and attorney has written innumerable New York Times bestsellers. Known for his adventure-thrillers, Coonts will explore his novel Liberty’s Last Stand and other works. A book signing will follow his presentation, and books will be sold at the event. Register here.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Get your laugh on at one gut-busting stand-up comedy hour in the Music Room of the Center. Arrive early for cocktails and browse the art at the free First Friday Art Party in the Deco Lounge. Due to adult content of the comedy performance, this event is suitable for ages 18 and over.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 719-634-5581

ExploreThe 2017 Woof and Wine fundraiser will benefit the animals of the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. Plan on a delightful evening of wine and food, live entertainment by Maestro Hughes The Hip Hop Violinist and a silent auction. Shelter dogs and cats will make special appearances to find their forever homes among the guests.

Schomp Mini, 1001 Plum Valley Ln., Highlands Ranch
6:30-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75

Bust out the beehives and pearls for the 60s-themed, Movie and Martinis ladies’ night! Admission includes two drinks (signature cocktails, beer or wine), an incredible dinner menu prepared by the in-house culinary team, popcorn and the classic film Dirty Dancing on a giant screen!

But that’s not all! With an obstacle course, hula hoop contest, watermelon carry, balance beam walk and limbo – competition will be stiff and prizes plentiful! Don’t miss the purse scavenger hunt before the movie and green screen selfie photo ops that put you IN the movie.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$36
Phone: 303-315-9444

Friday-Sunday, June 9-11

Experience the ultimate Colorado pinball and gamer festival with multiple events and tournaments! Play hundreds of pinball, classic arcade and retro console games – included with admission. Explore the excitement, sights and sounds of hands-on gaming for all ages and interests. Bring your friends to buy, sell, meet up and play!

Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree
Tickets: $15-$170

Saturday, June 10

Join this annual fundraiser, Morning Zumba in the Park, featuring a cardio dance workout with blended music rhythms from around the world. Watch this, see how much fun exercise can be, and then show up. It’s the perfect way to start your day!

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Cost: $10

ExploreBetty Buckley’s award-winning career has spanned television, film, stage and concert work around the world. On television, she played everyone’s favorite stepmother, Abby Bradford, in the drama series Eight is Enough (1977-1981) and had a recurring role in the gritty HBO series Oz (2001-2003), and in 2012 she gained an entirely new set of fans for her recurring role on Pretty Little Liars. Dubbed “The Voice of Broadway,” she is probably best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$60

David Blaine’s one-man show brings his unique brand of entertainment to local audiences in an unforgettable interactive experience that will both shock and amuse you! Described by Howard Stern as the greatest magician who ever lived, David Blaine single-handedly redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special Street Magic when he was just twenty-three, which Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller called “the best TV magic special ever.”

Blaine’s cross-country tour is an experiment and will evolve as he continues to push the limits of his craft. He will attempt new feats live in front of his audiences and promises that two shows will be exactly the same. 

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$69.50

Sunday, June 11

For more than 30 years, Loverboy has been Working for the Weekend — one of their best-known hits – and delighting audiences around the world. Following them on stage will be the legendary rock band Survivor, famous for the Grammy-winning hit in the Rocky II movie, Eye of the Tiger.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27-$37
Phone: 303-797-8565

Tuesday, June 13

ExploreCurious about Colorado weather? Join CBS4 Denver Meteorologist Chris Spears for a look at what makes weather in Colorado so wonderful, unique and sometimes hard to predict! Register here.

Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
7:00-8:00 p.m.

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