Favorite Things to Do!
Find your next favorite thing to do in around Castle Rock this weekend — from listening for love-starved, bugling elk to enjoying the modern classics of Rodgers and Hammerstein. You’ll find something to tickle your ears, whether it’s stand-up comedy, classical fusion or the final concert of the season at the local amphitheater!
TODAY/TONIGHT, September 21
A fall tradition and a favorite for residents near Castle Rock who make a date every year to hear the talking elk! These 500 to 700 pound members of the deer family, and one of the largest mammals in North America will be speaking the language of love and you are invited! Learn about the mating rituals of these magnificent animals while listening to their powerful rutting calls.Take in the Castle’s panoramic views and dazzling autumn surrounds while you enjoy a bring-your-own picnic dinner. A cash bar with snacks will also be available for purchase. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Be prepared for some time on the Terrace with a jacket or sweater.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Thursday-Sunday, September 21-24
JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS SALE
This consignment sale set up in the Fairgrounds Event Center for four days offers the biggest selection of kids’ clothes, toys and activity sets in Douglas County. You’ll likely save between 50 to 90 percent on gently used and outgrown items – as much or more than at a garage sale, with much to choose from!
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Fri./Sat., 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun
Friday, September 22
EXTREME WEATHER 3D
With a changing climate comes changing weather patterns that can be deadly and unpredictable. This ongoing series is designed to celebrate advances in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) through unique programming centered around amazing 3D films. These fun and educational evenings will be jam-packed and are a great night out for couples, families and lifelong learners of every age! The first showing/sneak preview of Extreme Weather 3D on the giant screen will conclude with a post-film discussion on all things weather. Activities will include: Tornado in a Tube – an opportunity to see a tornado up close and personal, without having to risk life and limb – and Trembling Towers, a chance to test your engineering abilities and build a tower that can withstand an earthquake simulation table.
CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
CASTLE PINES AFTER DARK
Hang out in the library after hours and enjoy games, prizes, food and movies. Perfect for ages 13 to 18. Register here!
Castle Pines Library,
HALFWAY TO HAZARD
Halfway to Hazard is an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix. Though Tolliver and Warrix grew up in different towns, their band’s origins are in Hazard, Kentucky – halfway between each of their hometowns. Halfway to Hazard’s debut single, Daisy, was a Top 40 hit on the U.S.
Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 2007. Since then they have toured with the likes of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Don’t miss this fall opportunity to enjoy what may be the final musical performance of the season under the stars at the amphitheater!
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER
If you’re a fan of the fruit of the vine, consider a wine tasting event to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer. Enjoy wonderful wine and refreshments with proceeds benefitting AIM2Cure, a non-profit organization that is determined to give hope to the children suffering from childhood cancer.
The Grange at the Meadows, 962 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock
Friday-Saturday, September 22-23
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
History’s greatest musical theatre partnership, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein produced a legacy of beloved shows and musical favorites, from The Sound of Music to Oklahoma! and South Pacific. Their legendary work pioneered narrative storytelling, ushering in Broadway’s Golden Age and this tribute to the long and distinguished careers of two musical geniuses will be an enchanted evening to remember!
Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
HEFFERNAN & LEMME
Kevin Heffernan, who played “Farva” in Super Troopers and “Landfill” in Beerfest and Steve Lemme, “Mac” in Super Troopers and “Fink” in Beerfest are two favorite members of the Broken Lizard Comedy Group. In their two-man live show, Heffernan & Lemme perform stand-up, tell funny stories about the making of their movies and sometimes even drink a beer with the audience — Beerfest style! The pair like to capitalize on “everything that’s funny about a fat man sharing a stage with a little bitty fella,” and entertain audiences from coast-to-coast.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 23
CASTLE ROCK WALKING TOUR
Join a group of history buffs for a walking tour of historic downtown Castle Rock. The 45-minute tour will be the last one for the season, so don’t miss out!
The Courtyard, Perry St. between 3rd and 4th Streets, Castle Rock
THE COMPANY MEN
Featuring performers from the Broadway and National Touring companies of Hairspray, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, and the Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series The Temptations, the Company Men bring a signature throwback sound, contemporary look to an all-star band. Unlike any other four-man vocal group touring today, the Company Men uniquely interweave today’s Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades by blending songs by your favorite artists, including Sam Smith, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, The Temptations, Billy Joel, Prince, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, and more.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
TALL TALES HOEDOWN
The third annual Tall Tales Ranch Hoedown offers up a menu of tasty vittles, a bottomless watering hole, and a whole lot of treasures and entertainment for cowpokes, ranch hands and country fans! Proceeds from the event will go towards building the Tall Tales Ranch in Lone Tree, a future neuro-diverse, life-sharing community.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Sunday, September 24
COSTUMES IN YOUR CLOSET
This class is all about taking your favorite clothing and nifty, thrifty items you already own to make cool costumes. Perfect pre-Halloween timing will help you start thinking about and repurposing things in your closet for the whole family! Register here.
Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton
Tuesday, September 26
ROCK THOSE STRINGS!
Black Violin is a duo made up of a violist, Wil B, and violinist Kev Marcus, both classically trained who combine those skills and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music which debuted at number one on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and number four on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. This pair has become an unexpected favorite of a variety of music-lovers – why not you?
Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
ART STOP ON THE GO
Calling all budding artists! Now’s the time to cultivate your inner Picasso with the library’s friends from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art who will present a favorite children’s book for ages 6 to 12, then lead the kids in a literature-based art project. Register here.
Lone Tree Library Kids Corner, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
Wednesday, September 27
YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Start your Wednesday morning with a breath of fresh air during a one-hour yoga class that awakens your senses amidst the natural beauty of Hudson Gardens. Each class is designed to help you increase vitality and improve mental focus for optimal wellness. All levels of experience are invited to attend. Classes are held outdoors at Monet’s Place, weather permitting.
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Find Your Favorite in Crystal Valley!
You may find more than one favorite new home in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, just minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Castle Rock. Homebuyers will want to explore all the beautiful new home designs from Richmond American Homes and D.R. Horton, available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by Kauffman Homes!