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It’s a Fantastic Foodie Weekend!

POSTED January 30, 2020

The middle of winter is a great time to focus on food. And this weekend in the Castle Rock area, there’s lots to focus on! There’s a FREE progressive dinner at the Castleton Center, complete with a free swim at the SafeSplash Swim School, or maybe Breakfast at the Hangar with a bunch of pilots better suits your tastes. For little ones, a Baker’s Workshop may just take the cake!


See the work of the most exciting emerging and professional artists in the area! The Commissioners’ Choice program is an artist invitational which provides a unique exhibition opportunity at the Lone Tree Arts Center. This show is dedicated to showcasing the work of talented local artists. There will also be a FREE interactive, discussion-based tour with the artists.

Event Hall, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday – Saturday, January 30 – February 1

Rocky LaPorte delivers the kind of laughs you get when hanging out with the guys, a down-to-earth, streetwise style of comedy that’s easy to love. With his trademark Brooklyn accent, LaPorte has become one of the most popular comedians in the country. You may have caught him on Season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, or maybe on Showtime’s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. He has also appeared in two Tim Allen movies; Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog.

As part of the renowned USO program, he traveled with Drew Carey to Iraq to entertain the troops and the performance became part of the Showtime special Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. His clean blue-collar style of comedy has earned him his own NBC pilot called the Rocky LaPorte Show.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, January 30 – February 2

It’s a real-life Night at the Museum, with famous British broadcaster and historian David Attenborough taking you on a special kind of tour of London Natural History Museum. The museum’s displays magically come to life in front of your eyes in astounding 3-D detail!

CU Denver South, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $8-$12
Phone: 303-315-9444

There’s nothing like stepping out on the ice with those little slivers of metal under your feet! Skating at Castle Rock’s favorite outdoor winter venue—Rink at the Rock—is great fun for all ages! Spend some valuable quality time with the family, or meet friends and neighbors out on the ice!

The White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Thurs., 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Fri., 4:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $6-$8
Phone: 303-814-8142

Friday, January 31

This is a wonderful way to get to know your community better. The Progressive Dinner is centered around the family-owned businesses at Castleton Center, with plenty of fun activities for all ages. Enjoy a FREE evening of food and drinks while you explore the area. The kids will love the FREE open swim at SafeSplash Swim School. Please RSVP before attending.

Castleton Center, 658 Genoa Way, Castle Rock
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-418-8448

Enjoy an inspiring evening of music with the Watoto Children’s Choir while also joining in on a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. This talented choir has toured six continents and performed to enthralled audiences in schools, retirement homes, churches, parliaments, statehouses, and royal palaces. The Watoto Children’s Choir members are orphans and other vulnerable children, many of whom have suffered the loss of one or both parents and now live in a Watoto village.

Faith Lutheran Church, 303 N. Ridge Rd., Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-688-3476

Friday – Sunday, January 31 – February 2

From the creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, comes a powerful and child-centric theatrical event! Matilda the Musical is based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book about an extraordinary little girl with supernatural abilities. Although her family doesn’t understand or support her, Matilda’s kind teacher steps in to help her take a stand and change her own destiny. 

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$34
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, February 1

This is the aerospace equivalent of a truck-stop diner! Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with pilots who fly in for the morning’s festivities—for any pilots out there, breakfast is free for you! For everyone else, pay the admission price to the Blue Sky Aviation Gallery plus a $5 donation for breakfast, and enjoy priceless conversations with pilots. Later, you can explore the interactive exhibits and simulators of the gallery.

Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Galley, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: Admission, $4-$10; Breakfast, $5
Phone: 303-360-5360

This delicious hands-on workshop is for kids ages 4-7 who want to learn how to bake. They will learn basic baking skills and kitchen safety while creating their own delectable treats. An emphasis on healthy choices reinforces your message! Register online using Class #466541, under Cooking for Kids.

Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Cir., Lone Tree
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register: $23-$26
Phone: 303-708-3500

It’s the season for awards shows, and the South Metro Fire Rescue has their own recognition of 2019 meritorious award recipients. The event is FREE, but you must register online in advance to attend.

The Recognition Ceremony will be held in the theater, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres, gambling, and a DJ spinning your favorite tunes!

Main Stage, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-509-1000

Family-friendly activities in the Crystal Valley area!

There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Crystal Valley! Enjoy the  relaxed lifestyle of Castle Rock and surrounding area where cultural and entertainment activities abound! Check out the beautiful model homes from Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, and Century Communities, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the $300s.


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