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POSTED August 17, 2017

Join your friends for a weekend of flavorful food, faith and a Pink Floyd laser show! The Taste of Douglas County is an eating event not to be missed, and comedian Rob Schneider and rocker Joan Jett are hot tickets, too. Enjoy fun, a 5K and fellowship this weekend in and around Castle Rock!


The Taste of Douglas County is enjoying its 14th year and will again be offering samplings from some of the area’s finest restaurants and food establishments. Join your neighbors and friends for nibbles from the Old Stone Church, John Holly’s Asian Bistro, Pegasus Restaurant, Chick-Fil-A, India’s Castle, Fowl Line Sports Grill, Viewhouse Restaurant, Kneaders Bakery and Café, Crave Real Burgers and other local favorites. It was a huge hit in years past and it’s back: the cooking competition where top area chefs face off in their bids to capture top prize. Come and watch Adam Friesem from Castle Rock Adventist Hospital return to defend his title!

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20
Phone: 303-908-0017


JoinAlmost 20 years after the release of their first hit album, Smash Mouth, the band behind classics like Walkin’ on the Sun, All Star, and a cover of the Monkees’ I’m a Believer are hitting the stage in Parker with new material from their 2016 album MAGIC. Combining the hard, gritty edge of punk rock with the bubblegum of pop, Smash Mouth continues to entertain audiences with fantastic music and a sound that helped define the music scene in the late 90s. The opening band, P-Nuckle, is a Denver rock, reggae, punk/ska group that has cultivated a loyal fan base for their passion and messages of hope in adversity.

Discovery Park, Mainstreet and Pine Dr., Parker
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$75

Friday, August 18

Celebrating its 30th year on tour, Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd, as you have never seen it before. Surrounded by walls of concert quality sound, Laser Spectacular carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers,
hi-def, large screen video projection, and special lighting effects. And it’s all choreographed to the music of Pink Floyd – dramatic, visual and a sensory extravaganza.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27

Care to sample a bit of social country dance? Join other fans of country music for two hours of instruction in the genre’s most popular dances: the country two-step, swing, three-step and the cowboy cha-cha. You’re in for a boot-scootin’ good time, just show up or sign up for two two-hour sessions, August 18 and 25.

Adventures in Dance, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., #207, Littleton
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person/two sessions

Friday-Saturday, August 18-19

Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, performing at Comedy Works South, is known the world over for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting.

Most recently, Schneider’s Netflix original series, Real Rob, loosely based on his life, released its second season on Netflix. The self-financed, eight-episode, independently produced comedy series is directed, co-written and stars Schneider with his real-life wife, Mexican television producer Patricia Azarcoya. Schneider has collaborated with Adam Sandler in several comedic hits such asYou Don’t Mess with The Zohan, 50 First Dates, Big Daddy, The Waterboy, and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.

Rob is also remembered from his four seasons on Saturday Night Live, which earned him Emmy nominations and a Peabody Award.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $45
Phone: 303-274-6800

Saturday, August 19

Join Chatfield Farms’ longtime volunteer and cutting gardens specialist, Peg Montagne, for a day amongst the flowers! Explore the small but mighty cutting garden and take away tips to start your own. Learn about what varieties work well for regenerative cutting, stem length and other growing tips, plus best gardeners’ tools and sustainable methods for harvesting blooms all season long. After exploring the garden students will cut some flowers and make bouquets to take home. Some light garden-sourced treats will be served as a special treat to complement the class!

Chatfield Farms, Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m.
Tickets: $24

Pack a picnic lunch and join Humanistic Judaism as they celebrate Shabbat in a welcoming Jewish environment for individuals and families who were born Jewish, married into Jewish families or are just interested in secular Jewish cultural celebrations. Sponsored by Beth Ami – Colorado Congregation of Humanistic Judaism.

Civic Green Park, 9370 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The 58th annual Arts and Crafts Festival in historic downtown Littleton will be held on Festival Day with various activities like a Grand Parade featuring equestrians, high school marching bands, tractors and floats, a children’s parade, plus continuous entertainment on multiple stages, the crowds keep coming all day long. Food vendors will be on hand, as will a variety of craftspeople displaying and selling their items in a shoppers’ paradise!

Historic Downtown Littleton, W. Main St. and W. Alamo Ave., Littleton
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Douglas-Elbert County Task Force invites you to don your cowboy duds and rustle up a few friends to join you for a fun-filled evening with excellent food, drink, a wine wall, silent and live auctions and live music provided by 25 South Band. This the second year the task force has put together An Evening of Help and Hope, a fundraiser to help the needy residents of Douglas and Elbert counties.

The Barn at Rancho Vaya Con Dios, 485 S. Peak View Dr., Castle Rock
5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Phone: 303-688-1114 x14

Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20

With new and used guns and ammo, archery and knives, gun parts and reloading supplies, as well as holsters and other related products, the Colorado Springs Gun and Knife Show is a draw for hunters and collectors and those interested in self-defense.

Colorado Springs Events Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs
Sat., 9:00-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$10

Joan Jett rose to fame in the 1970s as part of an all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her cover of I Love Rock and Roll was a number one hit in 1982; Crimson and Clover was another hit for her. Jett has appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of “The Rocky Horror Show”. VH1 ranked her number 32 in the 100 Greatest Women of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and with her band, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, class of 2015.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $36-$46

Sunday, August 20

Join all ages and abilities of runners or walkers for the Summer Classic 5K race sponsored by PR Youth Running, created to help children learn and achieve to increase their confidence. The PR stands for Personal Records and the race is an event to encourage children to beat their own personal best. Strollers and walkers are welcome and there is a one-mile fun run and a diaper dash for kids aged 4 and younger. It’s a family-friendly event with plenty of food and drink and neighborhood camaraderie!

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Entry Fee: $10-$30 (also family packs!)

The son of a Filipino mother and an African-American father, Jack grew up in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. His mother bought him an acoustic guitar at the age of 12 to keep him busy. Jack learned to play music by ear by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Bob Dylan, unaware that he was learning the blues.

The five-piece group of seasoned Colorado musicians, Sunday Blues band will open the show, and then welcome Jack Hadley to the stage for more rockin’ outdoor blues and brews.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 720-627-7175

Born in South Florida, this first-generation Cuban-American honed his comedic craft into an inspired entertainment experience for audiences everywhere with improvisation and his own brand of original guitar comedy.

Adrian has performed for Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, and was invited to Montreal’s Just for Laugh’s Comedy Festival where he was part of “New Faces of 2010” spotlighting up-and-coming comics from around the world. 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $45
Phone: 303-274-6800

Kool & the Gang is an American funk and rhythm and blues band that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s. The band’s debut album produced three hit singles on the pop and R&B charts in 1969, and are best known for hits such as Funky Stuff, Jungle Boogie and Hollywood Swinging.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$39

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