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It’s January: What Are Your Weekend Plans?

POSTED January 5, 2017

January brings with it a fresh menu of things to do near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock. You can catch some close-to-home thrills with an exciting MMA match-up at the Fairgrounds, let your littles cozy up to a canine for a good read, or head out for the National Western Stock Show to pet some bigger mammals. Take your pick!

Thursday, January 5

 

DIY MAGNET CRAFTS
Calling all creative teens who want to make magnet décor to personalize a locker, fridge, or other metal surfaces.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

HAPPY HOUR COMEDY
Back by popular demand! Get your jollies on at a gut-busting hour of stand-up comedy (for adults, 18 and over). Christie Buchele is a stand-up comic from Denver who recently placed third in Comedy Works’ illustrious New Faces Competition.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Cocktails; 5:00 p.m.; Performance: 6:00 p.m.
COST: $10

JanuaryBREWS & BOOKS: TEEN READS FOR GROWN-UPS
Barnett & Son Brewing Company and Douglas County Libraries host teen reads for grown-ups, with suds on the side. It’s a book club at a brewery in Parker meeting once a month.

Barnett & Son Brewery, Parker
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323
Registration

FANCY FOOTWORK
You’ve seen Maksim do the foxtrot and quickstep on DWTS. Well now you can too! Learn some fancy syncopated dance moves and meet new people – lots of whom are beginners and novices.

Adventures in Dance, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. #207, Littleton
8:00-9:30 p.m.
Phone: 720-276-0562
COST: $15

Thursday-Sunday, January 5-8

LAST CHANCE TO SEE SHREK!
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film and book by William Steig, the most famous ogre of all time gives his final performances in Shrek: The Musical this weekend. A talkback session with the cast will follow the final performance on Sunday.

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 719-634-5583
Tickets: $20-$50

Saturday, January 7

ANIMAL EXPEDITION
Looking to introduce your kiddos to new experiences? This series a perfect family event with 60-minute, affordably priced educational “safaris,” led by staff members from the Denver Zoo. You’ll learn about the instinctive nature of various creatures, then meet live animals.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
10:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-805-6800

FITNESS EXPO
Fitness classes, fitness trainers and fitness vendors – all free! Get your New Year off to a fit start at the Colorado Springs Fitness Expo this weekend!

Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa, Colorado Springs
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

BARK FOR BOOKS
A pawsitive opportunity to boost your child’s literary skills with a dog as his/her audience. Sessions are 15 minutes long. It takes place in the Children’s area.

Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Starting at 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323
Online Sign-up

WINE AND WATERCOLOR
JanuaryEnjoy an evening of friends, fun and art! Use varied techniques to create multiple works of art, inspired by upcoming exhibits, a particular theme, or and inspiring work of art. Admission includes a complimentary glass of wine during the happy half-hour to get your creative juices flowing! The art gets started with two teaching artists. Live music will be played throughout the evening.

Bernis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl., Colorado Springs
6:00 p.m. (happy half-hour); 6:30 p.m. (class)
$45 (non-members)

POTLUCK DANCE PARTY
It’s a night of ballroom, Latin, salsa, swing and tango dancing to DJ-spun music. Bring your favorite finger foods or beverages to share and get in for half price!

Adventures in Dance, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. #207, Littleton
8:00-9:30 p.m.
Phone: 720-276-0562
COST: $10 ($5 with potluck dish to share)

SPARTA COMBAT LEAGUE
Sparta Combat League is the Colorado-based elite mixed martial arts group performing the full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling, standing and on the ground using a variety of combat sports and martial arts techniques. This Saturday night, the edge-of-your-seat match-up is between Ben Lugo and Gerald Scott.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$100
Phone: 720-933-6147

Friday-Sunday, January 6-8

HOME BUILDING & REMODELING SHOW
Bringing homeowners together with top building and remodeling experts, every aspect of home building can be explored in this three-day event/ From design details to entire additions, the Home Building and Remodeling expo will showcase the latest innovations and design trends including smart home automation and landscaping installations.

Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Rio Grande, Colorado Springs
Fri., 12:00-7:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $4

Saturday, January 7 through January 22

NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW
The National Western Stock Show is our state’s largest western trade show, and it attracts well over a half-million attendees each year! Highlights include Mutton Busting, Xtreme Dogs, the MLK, JR. African American Heritage Rodeo and PBR Bull Riding. This 111-year-old entertainment event is a Colorado institution!

National Western Stock Show Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Admission: $10–$20 
Phone: 303-296-6977

Sunday, January 8

DCL SUNDAYS: PAPERCRAFTING
Families drop in to create figures out of paper and cardstock. Everything from winter flowers, snowflakes, party favors a compass rose and more!  All ages welcome.

Highlands Ranch Library, Combo Shea A&B, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Monday, January 9

GENEALOGY HELP AND RESEARCH
Drop in any Monday to get research your roots, and get help and direction about hitting brick walls and dead ends. Take advantage of free advice from experienced genealogists!

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 7210-248-8460

BARK FOR BOOKS
Closer to home is this pawsitive opportunity to boost your child’s literary skills with a dog as his/her audience. Sessions are 15 minutes long and take place in The Loft.

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines
Starting at 4:00 p.m. – Call for Openings
Phone: 303-791-7323

New Homes in Crystal Valley

The master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock offers convenience to awesome attractions, amenities and up-to-the-minute style. Stop by to see the striking new floor plans by Richmond American Homes in ranch or two-story models, priced from the $300s.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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