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Fun in Crystal Valley!

POSTED May 11, 2017

We hope you’re planning a special Mother’s Day weekend full of fun, memory-making events. To help with the planning, here are a few ideas from mixing mimosas and massages, to wine and watercolor painting! There’s plenty to learn, laugh at, clap to and enjoy this weekend in and around Castle Rock!

Thursday, May 11

BE A LIFEGUARD!
The YMCA at The Pinnacle is still hiring for summer jobs like life guards. Applicants must be aged 16 or older and have the American Red Cross/YMCA Lifeguard certification or can obtain it before being hired.

Learn more here!

LOW-WATER LANDSCAPING
There’s still time to glean some knowledge from Craig Miller’s xeriscaping expertise in this ongoing series about creating beautiful, livable landscapes using minimal amounts of water. He’ll help you learn the basics of design and xeriscaping principles. Register here.

Castle Pines Library/ Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

COFFEE AND COLORING
Coffee, conversation and coloring is the perfect combination for collaborative winding down at the library. Register here.

Parker Library/Event Hall A/B, 20105 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

WILLA CATHER PRESENTATION
Dr. Max Frazier, an Associate Professor of English and Senior Military Faculty member at the U. S. Air Force Academy, will lead a discussion of the book One of Ours by Willa Cather, an American writer who achieved recognition for her novels about life on the Plains. One of Ours won a Pulitzer Prize for its depiction of a young Nebraska man who enlists in World War I to find purpose and freedom. Refreshments will be served at the event.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:45-8:00 p.m.
Free

FAMILY FOLK BAND
funThe O’Connor Band isn’t your typical family group of musicians. Three of the four members, including American music legend Mark O’Connor, play fiddle and the fourth plays mandolin. That’s a lot of high energy bow work! The guitar and bass round things out and the O’Connor Band delivers beautiful and thoughtful original vocals, classic covers and sophisticated instrumentals in a sound that has attracted fans of bluegrass, indie folk and classic Americana.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$50
Phone: 303-680-5000

Friday, May 12

BIRDING BLITZ
The Backyard Birding Blitz with the Audubon Society is part of Lifelong Learning Fridays every second Friday of the month. Adults interested in Audubon’s mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth should register here!

Highlands Ranch/La Rue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Dr., Highlands Ranch
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

ORIGAMI FOR EVERYONE!
funOrigami is the art of paper folding, often associated with Japanese culture. It’s an inclusive term for transforming a flat sheet square of paper into a finished 3-D sculpture. Just drop by the library and experts will help you learn a fun, new project every month!

Castle Pines Library/ Event Hall, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

THE FINAL FRONTIER
Calling all Trekkies old and new! Enjoy the Star Trek universe with a double feature – one movie from the old generation and one from the new, with some trivia thrown in for fun! It’s an evening exploring the cultural phenomenon that has been entertaining fans of all ages for decades! Register here.

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton
5:00-9:30 p.m.
Free
Phone: 303-791-7323

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
The recreation center hosts kids ages 7 to 14 every Friday for fun activities, safe, supervised play where kids can make friends and win prizes! The nights are themed and can include swimming, dancing and gym events. Food and drink are for sale on site.

Castle Rock Rec Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
Phone: 303-660-1011

Friday-Sunday, May 12-14

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS FUNNY BUSINESS
This play follows the astonishing career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite in the 1920s, who came into money after her parents’ death and used it to follow her operatic dreams. But she couldn’t sing. It’s the hilariously funny and surprisingly touching story of a woman who sought and achieved fame for her ambitious lack of talent. By the end of the show, you – like Miss Jenkins’ original audiences — may be biting the back of your hand to keep from laughing your socks off.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

ANTIQUE MACHINERY DAYS
The Western Museum of Mining and Industry will host its first annual Pikes Peak Antique Machinery days on its historic 27-acre Reynolds Ranch. You’ll see an antique tractor pull, antique engines and other automobiles and machinery on display.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5
Phone: 719-488-0880

Saturday, May 13

funCHALLENGE HILL: CLIMB4CHANGE
Think of it as a 5K race, on a hill! Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park will be the site of four different events: Race to the Top – one time up the stairs (course record is 45 seconds); Trail Race (up the stairs, down the trail for 30 minutes – course record six laps); Power Hour (up and down the stairs for 60 minutes – course record 19 laps); and Run4Fun (an untimed event, for fun). Race fee registration includes coffee, food, live entertainment, a t-shirt, participation medal and prizes – if you’re a winner! Funds raised by race fees will provide scholarships and adaptive equipment for people with developmental or other disabilities.

Philip S. Miller Park/Challenge Hill, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
7:00 a.m. Registration
Cost: $15-$45
Phone: 720-841-4827

MASSAGES AND MIMOSAS!
Bring mom to the Outlets at Castle Rock for a massage, a mimosa, special mom pampering and more!

Outlets at Castle Rock/Food Court, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-688-4495

WINE AND WATERCOLOR
What could be more fun than releasing your creative juices after sipping on the fruit of the vine?! The theme for this Saturday’s event is Luscious Landscapes, and the Bemis Faculty art instructors will guide you through a delightful happy hour, to an inspired journey in watercolor.

Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl., Colorado Springs
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$45
Phone: 719-475-2444

GREATEST CHORALE SHOW ON EARTH!
The Cherry Creek Chorale’s final concert of its 37th Season, will feature famous choral works recently selected from votes by recent audience members and singers in the chorale. These include Miserere by Allegri, Hallelujah Chorus by Handel, Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Weber, along with favorite opera choruses from Carmen, Aida and La Traviata.

Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$20
Phone: 303-333-5322

BARENAKED LADIES
The Canadian rock band has evolved over the years, reinventing its sound which began as exclusively acoustic, but grew to encompass a wide variety of styles including pop, rock, hip hop and rap. The band is also known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style and banter between songs and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and won multiple June Awards (Canadian’s answer to the Grammys). The group has sold over 15 million records – albums and singles – and one of its biggest fans? Sir Paul McCartney!

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $35-$65
Phone: 888-929-7849

Sunday, May 14

SUNDAY IN THE PARK
The Denver Concert Band is a group of adult musicians who enjoy instrumental music as an avocation. The group is comprised of volunteer musicians who rehearse and perform year-round in the Denver metropolitan area and around Colorado. On Mother’s Day, the band will play relaxing tunes and feature a special performance by the winner of annual Young Artist Contest.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$17
Phone: 303-680-5000

Monday, May 15

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS
710 KNUS is proud to present PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS hosted by national media personalities Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt with the 710 KNUS team: Peter Boyles, Dan Caplis, Steve Kelley and Krista Kafer. There will be a lively discussion about President’s Trump’s first 100 days in office to examine what he has changed/improved and/or botched. What can we expect going forward and are we better off now that we were under President Obama? The $75 VIP tickets include a pre-show reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with appetizers and a cash bar, plus up close seating.

Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
7:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Tickets $25-$75
Phone: 720-733-6900

Tuesday, May 16

SOLAR ECLIPSE PREP
A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the sun. Ron Hranac, local astronomy expert will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for the solar eclipse of a lifetime. Register here!

Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 16-17

NAT GEO LIVE!
Astrobiologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand searches for life on other planets. He is currently helping plan a NASA mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate evidence of a vast subsurface ocean ⎯ a body of water which could sustain primitive forms of life nearly 600 million miles from Earth.

Based at Pasadena’s world-famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hand is designing instruments for the probe that will travel to Europa. Join him for a firsthand report on the search for real extraterrestrials.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Tues., 7:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:00 a.m.
Tues./Tickets: $28-$40; Wed./Tickets: $18
Phone: 303-680-5000

Fun in Crystal Valley

If you live in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, you know it’s an ideal location to access and enjoy everything Castle Rock has to offer! And beyond! If you don’t live here yet, check out the fresh new designs from Richmond American Homes available in ranch or two-story models. These beautiful new homes are priced from the upper $300s. And, be on the lookout for new homes from D.R. Horton and Kauffman Homes — coming soon!

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