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Happy Heart Day Celebrations!

POSTED February 11, 2021

Cooking and crafts lead the way in celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Castle Rock area! Both virtual and IRL events for the entire family will have everyone smiling. And as a much-needed treat for parents, there are several Kids Night Out options this weekend, so you can enjoy a heart-day celebration for just the two of you!

TODAY/TONIGHT, February 11

Kids ages 3-11 will enjoy an evening of games, crafts, decorating cookies, and a movie. That leaves time for parents to enjoy a kid-free evening to celebrate together. Pack a dinner for the kids and feel free to send a pillow and/or blanket for them to relax with as they watch a movie. Event is FREE but advance registration is required.

Grace Chapel, 935 Evalena Rd., Castle Rock
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-660-8011

Learn how to make the most festive Valentine’s Day cocktails while joining your online happy hour pals! HRCA’s online Happy Hour brings you a drink master who will share some of his favorite recipes for the holiday. Try one or try them all! The event is free, but make sure to come prepared with all the ingredients needed to follow along.

HRCA on Zoom
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-471-8898

Thursday-Saturday, February 11-13

Chinese New Year is one of the most vibrant and colorful celebrations of the year, and 2021 is no different, despite being online. This three-day virtual celebration showcases the diversity of traditional and contemporary immigrant Chinese-American artists as they send away the Year of the Rat and welcome the New Year of the Ox. 

The online program includes lively performances of dance, music, acrobatics, and Chinese Opera performed by world-renowned Chinese American performers living in America. Following the performances, a panel discussion will give you behind-the-scenes access!

Lone Tree Arts Center Livestream
Thurs., 5:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 720-509-1000 

Friday, February 12

This Backcountry Wilderness Program is part of the Nature Homeschool program, designed for kids ages 7-14—a half-day close-to-home opportunity for exploration and learning in a natural setting. 

Kids will learn all about the ways the weather affects the backcountry and is built with the Colorado State Education Standards in mind. The workshop is open to the public regardless of a student’s learning-style choice (homeschool, eLearning, or hybrid).

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register: $25-$35
Phone: 303-471-7052

Let the kids learn how to make some LOVEly dishes for Valentine’s Day, including Heart Shaped Pizza, Chocolate Lava Cakes, and Cupid Floats!

Meanwhile, you get an evening out to celebrate heart-day on your own!

Flour Power Kids Cooking School, 2030 E. County Line Rd., Highlands Ranch
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration: $39
Phone: 720-656-9405

This fun craft event for kids ages 5-12 will delight every kid who has ever dreamed of making slime! For the more artistic types, they can add confetti hearts, charms, and more. Who could wish for a more creative Valentine’s Day treat?

Pop! Arts, 10510 Dransfeldt Rd. #104, Parker
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration: $40

Saturday, February 13

Put your family’s skills to the test and see how you would survive in the elements of the Backcountry! This special family survival and orienteering workshop will teach you new skills and let you put your collective knowledge to work as you build survival shelters, make flint-and-steel fires, forage in the wild, and find and gather water. Each course teaches different skills and include varied challenges that match the season.

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register: $9 – $11
Phone: 303-471-7052

This is a surefire way to make dreams come true for your own little princess! In this special fairytale dance class for dancers ages 3 to 5, they’ll learn basic ballet moves and get to meet their favorite princess at the same time! During story time, they’ll interact with the characters from the story and even get their autographs! Dancers will get to move to their favorite songs and have adventures, just like their favorite princess!

Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 N. Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration: $25-$30
Phone: 720-733-2298

This Kids Night Out gives your kids a chance to get some exercise and learn some martial arts skills! They’ll meet new friends and play some games, do some arts and crafts, and enjoy a pizza dinner. Meanwhile, you get to relax with some well-deserved down time!

Otomi Martial Arts, 18425 Pony Express Dr., Parker
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Register: $30
Phone: 303-840-9383

Saturday-Sunday, February 13-14

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn how to create your own gourmet dinner online! The menu includes duck confit rilletes with red onion glaze, mushroom soup dumplings, tricolor beets, honey-and-herb roasted Cornish hens, and seasonal curds with cookies and cake for dessert!

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Online
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Register: $65/person
Phone: 303-308-9300

Sunday, February 14

Kids will decorate their own Cupid gingerbread house while you get a couple of hours to celebrate Valentine’s Day on your own. All the ingredients will be supplied for your little chef to decorate their own Cupid Cabin to take home with them at the end of class! A delicious lunch of creamy mac and cheese will also be served!

Flour Power Kids Cooking School, 2030 E. County Line Rd., Highlands Ranch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration: $49
Phone: 720-656-9405

Everyone in the family can celebrate Valentine’s Day together by joining in this fun interactive paint class! Master artists will guide you through creating a one-of-a-kind painting from their homes to yours. This new twist on The Original Paint Nite, allows you to enjoy the interactive experience right from your own home!

Yaymaker Online
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Register: $10

Spend Valentine’s Day with your little ones as they decorate their own cookies and get to enjoy some play time! For each child’s admission ticket, one adult is included, so you can share in your child’s experience for free! Kids ages 1-8 will play, make a Valentine craft, and also decorate a delicious cookie—is there a sweeter way to spend Valentine’s Day?

Play Street Museum, 9370 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite A-2, Highlands Ranch
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Register: $17 (includes one child and one adult)
Phone: 303-357-3024

Valentine’s Day is the theme of this fun craft activity for kids ages 3-8—they’ll get to paint an adorable pottery coin bank shaped in the word LOVE! Additionally, there will be an hour and half of playtime, so this could potentially be the best V-Day ever for the kiddos!

Play Street Museum, 9370 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite A-2, Highlands Ranch
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Register: $24 (includes one child and one adult)
Phone: 303-357-3024

You obviously can’t eat a dinner prepared on the internet, but you can learn how to make a gourmet Valentine’s Dinner online, led by a professional chef, with all the ingredients picked up in advance!

This live-streamed, interactive event will guide you through the creation of an elegant menu, including a Surf-n-Turf entree of butter-poached lobster tail and bacon-wrapped steak with red wine Bordelaise sauce and Lyonnaise potatoes with Gruyere cheese. You’ll also get a bottle of either red or white wine paired with your meal (Sommelier’s choice).

Uncorked Kitchen Online
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Register: Starting at $175 per household, includes ingredients

It doesn’t get any more intimate than this: you and your Significant Other sharing a canvas and creating your own collaborative painting! The class includes one 16×20 canvas, paints, instruction, and a FREE bottle of house wine. 

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked, and in your seat! If you need more time to unwind before class gets started, you may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to start time.

Painting with a Twist, 7600 E. Park Meadows Dr., Suite 950, Lone Tree
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Register: $40 per person

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