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Foodie Events to Beat the Mid-Winter Blues!

POSTED January 24, 2019

Whether you are scaling back and aiming for a healthier way of eating or want to battle the mid-winter blues with some scrumptious treats, there are lots of events near Castle Rock this weekend that revolve around food! Find out what the Keto Diet rage is all about, learn how to make Game Day meals in your Instant Pot, or indulge in a Gilded Age high-society afternoon tea! 


Have you wondered what the Keto rage is all about? This is your chance to find out about the new diet fad and reset your metabolism for a lighter you in 2019! This FREE 6-week program starts today and meets every Thursday.  Much of the information covered in this seminar is based on The Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson—and you will receive a free copy of the book at the workshop! 

Tonight’s lesson is Keto 101—Transform Your Life in Six Weeks! While eating a ketogenic diet may be one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time, the concept is laden with conflicting ideas, disastrous oversimplification, and misinformation. This workshop will shine light on what the diet is and how to succeed with ketogenic eating.

Natural Grocers, 4510 Trail Boss Dr., Castle Rock
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-660-2600

In partnership with the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Parker Arts is throwing a Star Party at the PACE Center! This family-friendly evening of learning about the universe will include hands-on activities like making a constellation viewer that children can take home with them. There will be tasty snacks and lots of activities to learn about constellations and space. Parents and grandparents attend the event together with the kids. This special evening is reserved for PACE Members only.

Not a Family Circle Member yet? This is the perfect time to join! CLICK HERE to learn more about the benefits, including this exclusive way to start the new year!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:00 p.m.
Reserve Tickets: Members Only
Phone: 303-805-6800

So you got an Instant Pot for Christmas…now what? Just in time for the Super Bowl, this hands-on cooking class presents Game Day Favorites—recipes and snack ideas that are perfect for the big game! The registration fee includes a copy of The 

Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook. Sign up now and impress your family and friends with your newly-acquired Instant Pot culinary skills!

Williams Sonoma, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
6:30 p.m.
Registration: $30 
Call to Register: 303-790-2565

You don’t need to go far from home to hear one of Denver‘s biggest and best community choirs perform a broadly-appealing program that celebrates American music and other beloved choral classics. The Cherry Creek Chorale presents a family-friendly concert that includes a number of Disney movie songs! Feel free to let the kids dress up as their favorite Disney character. Also on the program is the smaller ensemble, The Cherry Tones, singing a delightful sampling of their popular repertoire.

Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15
Phone: 303-791-2500

Friday, January 25

Make your little girl’s dreams come true with a sparkling evening filled with glittering tiaras, festive refreshments, twirling dancers, and of course, the perfect ball gown! The Princess Ball features all the dancing, crafts, and refreshments to make this a memorable evening! There may even be a surprise visit from a guest princess or two! Register your own little princess and the special grown-up she wants to bring along. Open to children ages 2 and older.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $23-$26
Phone: 303.805.3281

Friday-Saturday, January 25-26

This is no distress signal, but a truly unique magic show featuring Sideshows, Oddities, and Spirits! The entire family will be amazed by the feats of three award-winning international magic professionals—Joe Givan, Carol Massie, and Mark Strivings. 

The S.O.S. show is a throwback to the days of Vaudeville with a healthy dose of clean comedy and the opportunity to get involved in the show! No tired old magic tricks here, but lots of amazing illusions! Add some excitement to a winter night with this entertaining and mesmerizing show!

Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock
7:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$30
Phone: 303-660-6799 

Friday-Sunday, January 25-27

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents an exquisite concert of excerpts from one of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved works: Swan Lake. This, however, would have been news to Tchaikovsky. The great composer is best known for three of the most iconic ballets performed today: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty, yet he never aspired to write ballets, and in fact, Swan Lake was poorly received when it was first performed in 1877. Fortunately for us, the music he originally composed as a dance for his four young nieces has endured and enchanted audiences in all the years that followed!

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs              
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$75
Phone: 719-520-SHOW 

When a band of newsboys decide to go on strike in turn-of-the-century New York City, you know you are in for a spirited evening! This lively musical is a stage adaptation of 

the 1992 Disney movie, Newsies, and based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 where young boys fought for their rights against a greedy corporation. A talented cast brings the story to life, complete with the songs you know from the movie, including Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, and Santa Fe. The whole family will enjoy the thrills and timeless message of the show!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$34
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, January 26

Out with the old, in with the new! Or—at least out with the old! This practical and lively presentation by a professional organizer consultant will help you come up with strategies to minimize clutter, maximize productivity, and have a more organized home in 2019! Don’t miss this valuable presentation filled with tips and tricks for every room in your home! 

Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Try a new way of appreciating the beauty of nature—paint it! In this relaxing, fun class, socialize with your friends and neighbors as you produce a work of art. A professional artist will provide step-by-step instructions for you to paint a realistic picture of an animal or plant that lives in our own Backcountry Wilderness Area. This week’s subject: the Great Horned Owl! All materials and one free beer is included in the ticket price. This workshop is for adults ages 21 and over.

Living the Dream Brewing Co.,12305 N. Dumont Way, Littleton
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$40
Phone: 303-791-2500

Your kids may love glow sticks, but this event is open for adults over 21 only! Come and experience yoga like you never have before! Apply glow paint, wear a glow necklace, and shine with neon color under the black lights. Why? Unlike a typical class, practicing in near darkness makes you more cognizant of your surroundings—your brain relies on heightened awareness from senses other than vision to process sensory information in order to stay balanced. 

For best effects, wear your favorite neon yoga clothes. You will move to a mellow, rhythmic vinyasa flow set to a unique playlist. Your ticket for the evening includes glow paint and necklace, one glass of wine or beer, and very light appetizers. 

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$30
Phone: 303-791-2500

This charming and charismatic singer has the perfect voice to recreate Frank Sinatra’s signature tunes. Bring your favorite date for a romantic evening listening to jazz crooner Matt Dusk perform the classic songs you know and love! 

Backed by a seven-piece band with live horns, Dusk presents a big-band style show with his signature classy style. The repertoire is an exciting mix of Sinatra’s classics with modern pop and jazz songs.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$55
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, January 27

Join Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road in this experiential theatre event! Your kids will love getting up and singing, dancing, and acting alongside professional actors as they portray the beloved characters from the Wizard of Oz! 

The audience takes on key roles including Munchkins, Winkies, and even principal characters, like Dorothy! When the iconic cyclone arrives, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with sweeping lights and exciting music. If you are in the room, you are in the show!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 720-509-1000

Enjoy a screening of the 1993 film, The Age of Innocence, as you partake in a sumptuous afternoon tea! Director Martin Scorsese shows his softer side in his adaptation of Edith Wharton’s sad and elegantly funny novel about New York’s highest society in the 1870s. 

A stellar cast, including Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Winona Ryder, are dressed to the nines in Gilded Age fashion, earning the film an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. The screening includes a high-society tea with smoked salmon toasts and prosciutto, pimento cheese on English cucumbers, and chocolate-filled pate a choux pastries!

Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr. Unit #850, Littleton
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 720-588-4107

Fun for All, In and Around Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of activities near the brand new homes in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! The surrounding area offers a multitude of cultural and recreational activities for the entire family! Stop by and visit the beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes. With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are affordably-priced from the $300s.


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