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Memorial Day Weekend Events

POSTED May 25, 2017

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, with lots of activities to choose from near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley. You can laugh at Don Quixote’s nearsightedness, hear a rockin’ Neil Diamond tribute band, camp out for 72 hours with bluegrass artists and celebrate warriors who gave their lives for the U.S. of A. Whatever you do, and enjoy your three-day weekend.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, May 25

There’s still time to pick up pearls of xeriscaping wisdom from expert gardener Craig Miller’s informative series. Xeriscaping offers options for beautiful, livable landscapes without excess water use.  Learn some of the basics of xeric yard and garden design in this instructive class by registering here.

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Young readers in the first through third grades will read and discuss a different book each month. And that’s not all! A craft, related to the book’s theme, will be included in the fun.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

The Soviet Union dissolved just over 25 years ago. Join Active Minds to explore the history of the region as well as its continued relevance, the influence of Vladimir Putin, and ongoing challenges to democracy there.
Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 303-688-9498

Thursday-Sunday, May 25-29

A Broadway hit and winner of five Tony Awards, Man of La Mancha is highly entertaining and one of the great theatre successes of the 20th century. Inspired by Don Quixote, a classic novel, Man of La Mancha recounts the legend of wannabe knight Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho. Together they embark on a journey full of laughter, love and unruly windmills. 

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

Thursday-Wednesday, May 25-31

During the month of May, Outlets at Castle Rock will partner with Home Front Cares to assemble care packages for our military men and women serving overseas. Bring any of these items (unisex, unless otherwise indicated) to Customer Service and the Outlets will do the rest: socks, underwear (male/female – all sizes), hats, gloves, t-shirts, lotions, hand-sanitizers, lip balm, post cards, sunglasses, long underwear and a message to a serviceman or servicewoman.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 26

The Dual Star Academy of Dance is sponsoring a benefit performance specifically for the Douglas County Libraries Foundation, which supports Storytime and early literacy programs for children. Don’t miss the opportunity to help build bright futures through An Evening of Dance by registering here.

Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:00 p.m.
$10 donation
Phone: 303-791-7323

Friday-Sunday, May 26-28

Start the festival season right with one of Colorado’s most eclectic music events, held annually over Memorial Day weekend at the beautiful La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest. Located between Colorado Springs and Denver, MeadowGrass is the perfect getaway for families and music lovers. The festival will feature performances from more than 20 national, regional and local musicians, music workshops, yoga, kids’ activities and camping, plus plenty of food, beverage and artisan vendors.

La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Rd., Colorado Springs
Fri., 12:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 (parking) to $350 (weekend camping experience)
Phone: 719-495-2743

Saturday, May 27

Families are invited – with children of all ages – to drop in the library for a surprise project, where all materials are provided. Some of the projects that have been embraced during previous Saturday Surprises include: Star Wars® X-Wing fighter jets (made from ordinary office supplies), birdhouses, turkey feather quills, monster feet and homopolar motors. Sound like fun? Pack up the kids and come on over!

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Young children, ages 6 and older – along with their parents and caregivers, will be working together to create a Mars rover this Memorial Day weekend. With lots of interest in this popular class, you’ll want to sign up here for the waiting list.

Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
1:00-3:00 p.m.

A Military Celebration Concert featuring the 101st Army Winds Band helps commemorate this Memorial Day weekend ina relaxed musical setting. Enjoy some of your favorite marches, patriotic standards, a little jazz, and a tribute to veterans who have proudly served this country.  The 101st Army Winds provides family-friendly, patriotic entertainment that will excite and inspire young and old, alike.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
3:00 p.m.

Super Diamond has transcended the label of “tribute band” by passionately immersing themselves in Neil Diamond’s amazing repertoire and delivering a high-octane show of fan favorites. Don’t miss this thoroughly enjoyable and unforgettable evening featuring such classics as Cracklin’ Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Forever in Blue Jeans and many more.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:00 p.m. (Opening act at 7:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $20-$40
Phone: 720-724-2010

Saturday-Monday, May 27-29

The 42nd Annual Territory Days celebration starts Memorial Day weekend in the historic district of Old Colorado City. The block party will feature live music, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. This is one of the state’s largest craft fairs, highlighted with pony rides, a kids’ play area, petting zoo, mechanical bull, toy train rides, gold panning, Wild West gunfight reenactments, live blacksmithing, period costumed characters, native American dancers and two beer gardens!

Colorado Avenue between 23rd St. and 27th St., Old Colorado City
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 29

Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society will be hosting a Buffalo Soldier Commemoration at the Spanish American War site to acknowledge the 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers this Memorial Day. Events include the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presentation, historic reenactors, World War II history displays and reflections on the lives of fallen heroes. A butterfly release will end the ceremonies at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Evergreen Chapel and Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs
9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Phone: 719-385-6251

Join the people of Parker as they remember their veterans this Memorial Day. Special events include patriotic songs performed by the 101st Army Brass Quintet; a welcome speech by The Honorable Mike Waid, mayor of Parker; a presentation of colors by United States Marine Corps; the national anthem performed by the Parker Chorale; 21-gun salute and TAPS rendition, plus the folding of the U.S. Flag by the United States Marine Corps. Please bring your own chair/umbrella.

Parker Cemetery, 10375 S. Parker Rd., Parker
10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 30

These Final Frontier craft sessions fill up fast, but there’s still room on the waiting list, if you know a tween or teen aged 12 to 16 who wants an introduction to coding. The project is to create an animated game using Scratch, a free, downloadable program.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Wednesday, May 31

More than 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at thousands of locations throughout the country to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The common goal is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit! The Castle Rock health promotion event will include a walk along the nearby nature trails followed by snacks and refreshments. No registration is required.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Phone: 720-724-2010

At Home This Memorial Day in Crystal Valley

The master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock is ideally located near dining, boutiques, event centers, recreational opportunities and resident amenities. Explore the beautiful home designs by Richmond American Homes, available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by D.R. Horton and Kauffman Homes!


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