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Jungle Book Gala for Grown-Ups!

POSTED September 26, 2019

This weekend, Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book is the theme for a special evening to raise money for a special cause. The Douglas County Libraries Gala event will be held at CU South Denver in Lone Tree and promises to be a magical night of fine food, cocktails, entertainment—all revolving around one of your favorite childhood tales. But this is an adults-only party, so get a babysitter and have a night out for a great cause!

TODAY/TONIGHT, September 26

The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will be on hand to show you how to dive in to the incredible world of birds! Ever wonder what those feathered friends out your window are? Learn how to identify neighborhood birds and why they are such an important part of our world!

After the presentation, refreshments will be provided, along with the chance to socialize with other bird enthusiasts. This FREE program is offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association for people experiencing mild memory loss, early stage Alzheimer’s, or a related dementia—along with their family, friends, and guests.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday-Sunday, September 26-29

For 15-year-old Christopher, life profoundly exists within his own gifted brain—but not anywhere else. He’s a genius at mathematics, but ill-equipped to deal with everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the boundaries of his home. So when he finds himself standing over his neighbor’s murdered dog after midnight, life begins to change.

Under suspicion of killing the dog, Christopher takes on the case and vows to solve the mystery himself. His father forbids his detective work, but Christopher persists and finds himself on a thrilling journey that turns his world upside down. This stage adaptation brings the novel by Mark Haddon to life. 

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45
Phone: 719-634-5581

Friday, September 27

National Geographic filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann expresses the voice of the ocean as he shows some of the most extreme trips made by scientists in the hope of inspiring change. In the course of his journey to represent the world’s oceans, Mann took a detour as a rock climber, and includes some of his adventures on land as well. He has dived alongside crocodiles, sperm whales, and sharks—and survived near misses with icebergs—all in pursuit of his ultimate goal: to shed light on Earth’s incredible ocean environments and advocate for their protection. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$36
Phone: 720-509-1000

Enjoy a fall evening walking and wine-tasting! Old Town Parker presents this wine walk on Mainstreet so that you can get acquainted with the many shops and restaurants in Parker while sampling ten one-ounce tastes of wine in your commemorative wine glass! Sip, shop, and enjoy a fun summer evening out in the town of Parker!

Mainstreet & Pikes Peak Dr., Parker
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20

The Jungle Book may be considered a children’s classic, but this sophisticated fundraiser is for adults only! It’s a gala evening of fine food, cocktails, and an opportunity to dress to the theme—or not—while helping to raise money for a great cause, the Douglas County Libraries!

Enjoy a signature cocktail, a delicious catered dinner, and a special dessert. There will be live entertainment and knowledgable guests, as well as a silent auction, where you just might find the treasure of your dreams. Leave with the wonderful memory of a favorite childhood tale, knowing that because of your support, your libraries will continue to be great places for young and old—where all can enjoy epic journeys of self-discovery.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Phone: 303-315-9444

Friday-Saturday, September 27-28

Get ready to to experience the ultimate rhapsody, the Bohemian Rhapsody, as imagined by Queen and performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic along with a six-piece rock band and vocals by Brody Dolyniuk. This special tribute to Freddy Mercury’s legendary band will include many of Queen’s chart-topping mega-hits.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$75
Phone: 719-520-SHOW

Imagine a silent film enacted live on stage, and you’ve got a good idea of what Silent Laughter is. Performed in black and white with title cards projected over the actors’ heads and a live theatre organ accompanying every slapstick move, you’ll see all the elements of a silent-film-era story: a dashing hero who overcomes jail, poverty, World War I, and a dastardly villain to win the girl of his dreams. 

This hilarious and moving tribute to the genius of Chaplin and Keaton is a great way to introduce your entire family to the way it “used to be.” The performance is presented by Lutheran High School.

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 303-261-5153

Friday-Sunday, September 27-29

Remember the 1970s movie with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, as three female employees at a company where they are exploited by their sexist male boss? Yes? No? Either way, you’ve got to come see the stage version of this uproarious feminist comedy, 

The story has a gleeful revenge plot, with the three female co-workers conspiring to get rid of (but not kill) their awful-in-every-way boss. Once he’s out of the way, they do a dream makeover on their workplace, taking control of the company that always kept them down.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$34
Phone: 303-841-4500

Saturday, September 28

Sell some stuff, buy even more! The Indoor Garage Sale at Highlands Ranch is your chance to find your next treasure! There will be a ton of vendors there, selling a wide selection of items.

Recreation Center at Eastridge, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

FREE to high school students and their parents, this special event is an opportunity to learn all about careers in aviation. This workshop gives you and your teens the chance to talk one-on-one with professionals who work in aviation careers, and find out how they got started.

Some of the careers highlighted include Maintenance Technician, Flight Attendant, Pilot, Scheduler/Dispatcher, Air Traffic Control/Tower, Airport Operations, Sales & Acquisitions, and Fixed Base Operations.

Blue Sky Gallery, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Didn’t catch Oktoberfest over the last two weekends? Or didn’t get enough? Lucky you! It’s Castle Rock’s turn to host the fun German festival! There will be something for everyone in the family, with over 70 food, craft, and vendor booths, kids’ activities, and of course, live  German bands, and German beers.

Wilcox Square, 301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-688-7488

This powerful and inspiring event to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society honors survivors and caregivers in a special walk to celebrate life. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on. The all-day event includes a line-up of live band performances, featuring the Best of the Decades concert! You can also sign up for Hoops for Hope (3 on 3 basketball games) or take part in the spoon race or line dancing!

You’ve got many ways to participate in Relay For Life—be a Team Captain or Team Member, participate as a Survivor or Caregiver, help plan the event by being on the Planning Committee, be an event day Volunteer, be an event Sponsor, or a Donor. Join in the fight against cancer!

O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-524-5453

Sunday, September 29

2019 has been the year that put stars in everyone’s eyes, as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing was celebrated all summer. The acclaimed Denver Concert Band wants to join in on the appreciation of “all things space” by playing a special concert lineup of celestial-inspired music. 

The program features Holst’s famous Jupiter from The Planets, along with the lighter fare of Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust. No concert about stars would be complete without the Suite from Star Wars by the most famous living American composer, John Williams. The entire family will have an “out of this world” experience with the Denver Concert Band!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$23
Phone: 720-509-1000

Family-friendly = Crystal Valley!

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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