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Marking Summer’s End

POSTED August 31, 2017

Summer may be about over but you can still catch an outdoor concert or two or three in and around Castle Rock this weekend — at the amphitheater, the annual downtown street party or Hudson Gardens! Plus, get your tickets now for a chance to see Howie Mandel performing live! The season may be ending, but the entertainment continues!

Tickets are on sale now for The Zarlengo Foundation’s presentation of an evening of comedy with NBC’s America’s Got Talent judge HOWIE MANDEL, LIVE at Bellco Theatre on Saturday, September 9. Comedian Dan Naturman, also seen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, will be the special guest opening act.

The Zarlengo Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports schools and programs for learning disabled children in and around the Denver community.
Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $39-$69

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, Aug. 31

Even though the kids are back in school, summer fun isn’t over yet! Tune in for a good cause at the Tunes for Trails, Perks for Parks free concert with Hip Pocket. This seven-member band takes the stage with fantastic harmonies, playing a dynamic combination of dance, funk, pop and rock and roll. Open seating is on a first-come, first served basis so come early and enjoy yard games, bounce houses and food trucks.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Wrap up the summer at Discovery Park with the final concert of the season feature Soul X, an eight-member, high-energy band that plays top 40, Motown, blues, 80s hits, country, funk and more.

Discovery Park, Mainstreet and Pine Dr., Parker
6:00 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 3

Jon Dore is a talented Canadian writer and actor who has infused his comedic abilities into numerous hit television shows and films. Starting out as a stand-up comedian, Dore has successfully transitioned into acting. Most recently Jon sold a pitch to CBS to play the series lead in the CBS Pilot the Half of It. In addition to acting, Dore has an impressive writing resume that includes The Comedy Network’s The Jon Dore Show, CBC’s Just for Laughs, and HBO’s popular Funny as Hell.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 303-274-6800

Thursday-Wednesday, Aug. 31-Sept.  6

Drop off toiletry donations at any Douglas County Library location (except Louviers) through Sunday, September 10. Toiletries needed include:

  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap/Body Wash/Dish Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry Pods
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels/Tissue
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Diapers/Baby Wipes

DCL Locations and Hours

Today’s robots are astonishing, and robots of the future are revolutionary – and becoming more and more human. What does it take to make a humanoid robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? How close are scientists to replicating some human characteristics like fingers and toes? The film ROBOTS 3Danswers these questions and more as it showcases the latest developments in the field of robotics around the world.Run time is 45 minutes.

CU South Denver. 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree, CO
1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $8-$10
Phone: 303-315-9448

Friday, Sept. 1

summerThe featured comic this weekend at the Fine Arts Center is Heath Arthur. Always looking for the funny side of things, Heath brings his unique, snarky perspective to every circumstance. His charming, storytelling style finds the humor of everyday life and his genuine likeability has made him a favorite at venues all over the country.

Born a Cajun, he says he grew up in the company of rednecks, and finally found a home with his wife and three kids in colorful Colorado. This performance is for audiences 18 and over.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Saturday, Sept. 2

Wind down the summer with tasty eats from local food trucks and brews from over 30 Colorado breweries combined while taking in the views covering acres of stunning botanic displays and natural open spaces. With music, games and more, tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe, Littleton
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$50
Phone: 303-797-8565

summerMatt Maher is a contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leader originally from Newfoundland, Canada. He’s one of those prematurely-gray personalities with a distinctively memorable tenor, whether singing acoustically or with full orchestral back-up and amplification. Since Matt’s 2008 major label debut, he’s become a five-time Grammy® nominee with songs like, Lord I Need You, Christ is Risen, All the People Said Amen, Your Grace is Enough and Hold Us Together.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$40

Sunday, Sept. 3

Bring the entire family to the library and enjoy an outdoor game fest at the library! Bring your prized outdoor game or learn a new favorite, and compete with the people you love the most! 

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

This English rock band that started out in London in the late 1960s and was responsible for such hit classics as Roundabout, Owner of a Lonely Heart and I’ve Seen All Good People, are 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Join fellow oldies fans for the final summer concert of the season and a rocking good time with Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$48
Phone: 303-797-8565

Sunday-Monday, Sept. 3-4

The 2nd annual Folds of Honor Colorado Patriots golf tournament and luncheon will be held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs over two days, ending on Labor Day. With a pre-tourney concert by country singer Richie Law, The Folds of Honor is a national charity that raises educational scholarship money for the children and spouses of fallen and wounded military veterans. During the last four years, the Colorado Patriots have provided a total of 11 scholarships to the Folds of Honor. Each scholarship is worth $5,000.

Broadmoor Hotel and Resort, Lake Ave., Colorado Springs
6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25-$250

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Calling all budding artists! Now’s the time to cultivate your inner Picasso with the library’s friends from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. These art gurus will present a book for the kids to enjoy, then lead them in a literature-based art project. Registration required. Ages 6 to 12 please. 

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Castle Rock Street Party and community concert is a family event, open to the public during which the city closes a few streets to create a festive venue marking the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The live music will be provided by

The John Saunders Band, a four-member group that captures the laid-back rhythms of Jack Johnson and solid drive of Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Their unique sound has been labeled the Colorado groove with a mix of original tunes and covers of artists such as Ryan Adams, Pat Green, The Dawes, The Mavericks, Ben Gibbard, and of course Jack Johnson and Big Head Todd.  

The Move Parking Garage, 202 6th Street, Castle Rock
5:00-9:00 p.m.

Seedlings performances consists of African and African-American cultural folktales and stories that incorporate and encourage audience participation. The program teaches students and teachers about the call and response tradition in the African and African-American culture. Spirit Voices includes music, drumming, props, and African dress in a family program designed to engage parents and young children in arts, culture, and science. Children ages 12 months and under are free, but must have a ticket.

Lone Tree Arts Center,10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $3

Wednesday, Sept. 6

The population of monarch butterflies is on the decline. There are a variety of reasons, but for people who wonder, “Why should we care?”, the answer is the same for pollinators in general. As some say, monarchs are like the canary in the coal mine – their disappearing act reveals something destructive afoot in our habitat. Join other concerned environmentalists for an adult series lecture on the “Plight of the Monarch Butterfly.”

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-805-6800

Enjoy Late Summer in Crystal Valley!

The sun shines brightly in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, just minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Castle Rock. If you are a home buyer in search of a neighborhood, check out the beautiful new home designs from Richmond American Homes and D.R. Horton, available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by Kauffman Homes!


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