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Nature Workshops, Sinbad and the Home and Garden Show!

POSTED March 28, 2019

The Home and Garden Show returns to the Douglas County Fairgrounds so you can get a head start on all those home and garden DIY projects! Now that the days are getting longer, everyone’s feeling more lighthearted, so this would be a great weekend to enjoy a comedy show—including the renowned actor and comedian Sinbad! There’s also plenty for the entire family to do in the Castle Rock area, including several nature workshops that will get everyone outdoors.


If this is the year you are going to have a stand-out yard, start making it happen now! This FREE workshop, taught by Craig Miller, manager of Castle Pines North Parks and Open Spaces, will teach you the secrets of irrigation management. 

Too much water is just as problematic as too little, resulting in poor performance and even death of trees and shrubs, not to mention all that wasted money and water. Learn which kind of sprinkler works best for your yard, how to program your controller, and ways to improve your sprinkler efficiency.

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

Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30

One of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” (Comedy Central), Sinbad has become a well-known actor and comedian, entertaining audiences for over three decades. You may have caught one of his many hilarious stand-up shows on Comedy Central or HBO—now’s your chance to see him in person! 

As an actor, Sinbad has been featured in leading roles in films including Jingle All the Way and Good Burger, on the popular FX series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and most recently in Rel on Fox. 

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $33
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, March 29

This may be the funnest fundraiser of the year! You are invited to come to the Dueling Piano competition and SING LOUD along with the two talented pianists who will be taking song requests from the audience. Proceeds will help fund PACE Center arts programming.

As an audience-participation event, the two pianists will be vying for the most crowd interaction. They will be dueling and feuding to see who can play the fastest, the best and get the audience the most involved. They’ll be begging you to get up on your feet, dance, and sing, sing, sing! In addition to the performance, ticket price includes a fiesta nacho bar, open bar, and cookies for dessert.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $55-$65
Phone: 303-841-4500

The Friday Night Jazz series at the Schoolhouse Theatre, Parker’s hippest newly-renovated venue, introduces A Latin Happening, a fusion of Brazilian bossa nova, samba, jazz, Bronx Horns, and Salsa. The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra joins jazz vocalist, Heidi Schmidt, in this sizzling performance of jazz standards with south-of-the-border flare! It’s a great night for jazz lovers!

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-261-5153

Give your kids a chance to try out hip hop dance! This introductory dance class teaches kids ages 7-13 basic jazz and hip hop moves. At the end of the class, they’ll get a chance to show off the skills they learned in a mini-dance recital! Enter Activity #459743 to register.

Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Cir., Lone Tree
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Registration: $16-19
Phone:  303-798-5131

Friday-Sunday, March 29-31

It’s not too early to start thinking about spring home improvements—both indoors and out! The Home and Garden Show is filled with fresh ideas to renovate, build, or just liven up your home. Trying to come up with innovative landscape and garden ideas? This show’s got you covered! Talk to landscaping experts about your biggest yard challenges. FREE admission for the entire family, and you can also meet pro football Hall-of-Famers, Terrell Davis and Reuben Droughns!

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Fri., 12:00-6:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

This inspiring and hilarious play, based on true events, is about a contest where ten down-on-their-luck Texans try to win a brand-new truck by keeping a hand on it the longest. Throughout days in the scorching heat, the contestants fight for the right to drive away with the American dream. Nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Hands on a Hardbody will fill you with hope and humor. Recommended for ages 14+.

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

Saturday, March 30

If you’ve got “Learning CPR” on your To-Do list, you can cross it off this weekend! The Castle Rock Fire Department will be leading a four-hour class that covers hands-on instruction for CPR and AED. Make the move that could help save a life, and sign up for this important class!

Fire Headquarters / Station 151, 300 N. Perry St., Castle Rock
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration: $45 

Among the most intelligent and fascinating of the creatures in our own backyards is the Great Horned Owl! Bring the entire family out to learn about these amazing birds in their own habitat. Watch a nest close up with a spotting scope! See great big owl eyes looking back at you! Binoculars are provided, or you may bring your own. Register for Activity #305104-A.

Fly’n B Park Shelter, 2910 W. Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: $10-$12
Phone: 303-791-0430  

With spring finally here, everyone’s ready to start hiking again. But the evening air can still be a bit chilly, so this is one hike that will keep you warm! Get out and enjoy a family-friendly hike at the Highlands Ranch Backcountry Base Camp, complete with a campfire, where you can get warm and roast marshmallows when the hike is over!

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$10
Phone: 303-471-7043

What better place to enjoy stand-up comedy than in a neighborhood setting with friends, enjoying a drink and having a laugh together? The Schoolhouse Theatre comedy series offers two performances, so you can choose which is best for you—the 7:00 p.m. performance is the “clean” version of the comedian’s act, while the 9:30 p.m. performance is “no holds barred” hilarity!

Headliner AJ Finney encompasses all that is funny about the psychedelic scene of the sixties, including jam bands and Volkswagens. An eclectic Midwesterner who is stylistically manic and artistically brilliant, Finney is eco-friendly, improvisational, and sometimes philosophical. His organic approach is refreshing and his poetic stream of consciousness style makes for a colorful and unforgettable comedic experience. 

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-261-5153

Sunday, March 31

This family-friendly nature program is a great way to get outside and celebrate spring! Everyone loves hummingbirds, and the folks at Castlewood Canyon will help you make your yard a haven for hummingbirds. Learn how to attract them to your backyard and keep them healthy with safe feeding techniques. There will even be a local hummingbird rehabilitator on hand who will discuss how to know when a hummingbird needs help, and what you can do to help it.

Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 S. Highway 83, Franktown             
11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Information: FREE ($8 vehicle entrance fee for park)
Phone: 303-688-5242

Come Home to Crystal Valley!

The master-planned community of Crystal Valley is away from it all, but close enough to all kinds of dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation options. You can get back to nature in one of the beautifully-designed homes from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes in ranch and two-story models. It’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.


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