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Farmer’s Market, 5K and Mother’s Day !

POSTED May 6, 2021

Comedy, crafting, music, dance, shopping, and even a 5K race—whatever activity is your mother’s favorite, there’s something happening for her this weekend in the Castle Rock area! 


An everyday hero, that is. Now more than ever, the Gift of Life is needed in our community and you can help provide it. HRCA and Vitalant are teaming up for a local blood drive. Did you know that just one pint of blood can save three lives? When you donate, you’ll also get the COVID-19 antibody test. Use event code DEN10002 when you register. 

Recreation Center at Northridge, 8800 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-363-2300

A chance to catch Denver’s up-and-coming comedy sensations—right in the neighborhood! In the Before Times, it was the Downtown Comedy Works that hosted New Talent Night, but due to the pandemic, that location is still closed. That means our local branch of Comedy Works in Greenwood Village will be hosting the big night!

You never know who you might catch during a New Talent Night at Comedy Works! It could be the next big comedy sensation, one of Colorado’s own nationally touring professional comics, or even a surprise visit from a top star. Past guests who have popped up for an unannounced set include Mike Birbiglia, Josh Blue, Ron White, and even Dave Chappelle!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, May 7

Here’s a great way to spend Mother’s Day if you’re a mom with a pre-schooler! Spend the morning together making a special craft—a beautiful handprint flower bouquet on a canvas board. What a great keepsake!

This activity is for children together with a caregiver.

Kidcreate Studio, 19539 Hess Rd., Parker
9:30 a.m.
Register: $16 per child
Phone: 303-731-6801

Classical music is back: live and in-person! The community’s favorite orchestra—the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra—will be performing a Spring Concert with Strings. 

Tickets are available for the LTAC Main Stage and also via an online livestream link. The program includes Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Strauss’ Pizzicato Polka, and more!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$26
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, May 7-8

Treat Mom to two of her favorite things: shopping and mimosas! Outlets at Castle Rock is offering exclusive discounts and a goodie bag for Mom when you register for a 30-minute time slot. Mom will enjoy a day of shopping, mimosas, lounge access, and a chance for prize drawings!

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd. Suite 515, Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register: $15
Phone: 303-688-4495

Friday-Sunday, May 7-9

If your mom’s idea of a fun night out includes a hilarious comedy show, buy her a ticket to see the first stand-up comedian to get a standing ovation on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show! Pete Lee’s joyful brand of humor will be in Denver for three nights this weekend!

Lee has performed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and shot his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He was a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial, VH1’s Best Week Ever and the NFL Network’s Top 10s.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$24
Phone: 720-274-6800

Nothing will raise your spirits like the colorful and memorable songs of the hit Broadway musical, The Music Man! You’ll be singing along with favorites like 76 Trombones, The Wells Fargo Wagon, and Gary Indiana—and for weeks to come! This live and in-person performance by the talented cast and crew of Lutheran High School will be a family favorite. 

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, May 8

The Highlands Ranch Mother’s Day 5K marks the start of the racing season: in-person events are back! Bring the family and meet up with friends as you run, walk, or stroll along the route with the most amazing views of the Front Range! 

Don’t miss the post-race party filled with fun activities and inflatables for the kids and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast!

Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register: $35-$55

St. Luke’s UMC in Highlands Ranch is holding its annual Plant Sale with annuals and perennial flowers at discount prices. A limited number of plants will be available for purchase, so come early! 

All plants are 2-1/4″ square pots, except for those that come in one gallon containers. Prices range from $3 to $9 per pot. A food truck will also be on hand during the sale from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

St. Luke’s UMC, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Older kids and tweens will enjoy making a community from scratch out in the wilderness of the the Backcountry Area! This fun and educational activity for kids ages 7 to 13 guides them in the process of constructing a town made of natural material forts, where they will decide how they want it to be run. From creating things to “sell” to hosting a storefront and making trades, the village becomes exactly what the kids want it to be!

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch 
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Register: $18-$22
Phone: 303-471-7052


 If your family enjoys crafting, sign up for this special sign-making craft workshop that includes a FREE youth wood sign kit with every paid adult project! Use code MOMSKIDS21 in order to receive your free 10×10 sign!

For the main adult project, you get your choice of a Plank Wood Sign, a Porch Sign, a Bath Tray, a Framed Wood Sign, a Round Lazy Susan, a Centerpiece Box, a Plank Wood Tray, a Pedestal Tray, a Wood Photo Frame, and more! Register in advance for a spot in the workshop, where you’ll have the opportunity to customize your project with your choice of designer paints and stain colors.

AR Workshop, 862 Happy Canyon Rd., Suite 105, Castle Rock
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Register: $25 – $69.50
Phone: 303-390-1219 

Spring brings all kinds of good things—including an outdoor performance of the critically-acclaimed International Youth Ballet! These talented young dancers have won accolades in participation all over the world, including at the Prix de Lausanne, Beijing International Ballet Competition, the USAIBC International Ballet Competition, and Youth America Grand Prix. 

This performance of Vivaldi’s The Seasons ballet was created especially for the dance company’s first live show in Castle Rock since the pandemic! Seating is first come, first served.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-724-2010

Sunday, May 9

Start your Mother’s Day on a happy note! The Farmers’ Market at Festival Park in Castle Rock is back and ready to dazzle you with a wide array of fresh-grown greens and other produce! There will also be homemade bakery items and other goodies!

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

This is more than an Open House—it’s an Open Mansion! The Highlands Ranch Mansion celebrates mothers in our community by hosting a FREE afternoon. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy on the front lawn, take a self-guided tour through the 27,000-square-foot Mansion, and enjoy a relaxed afternoon with your family. No registration is needed—just show up!

Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Information: FREE!
Phone: 303-791-0177

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