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Performances in/near Castle Rock!

POSTED April 6, 2017

It’s an extravaganza of performances this weekend, filled with stand-up comedy routines, Billy Bob Thornton’s rock ‘n’ roll, kids taking on royal roles, and presentations by WW1 re-enactors. Reserve your space at preferred happenings and events near Crystal Valley in Castle Rock, before all the tickets are gone!

TODAY, Thursday, April 6

SPRING SKY ASTRONOMY
Find out what’s visible in the sky this time of year! Explore constellations, the Spring Equinox, sun signs, and Hubble images of wonder hidden in the spring night sky. The presentation will be followed by viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa! Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Parker Arts Culture and Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00-8:30 p.m.
COST: $5
Phone: 303-805-6800

Thursday-Sunday, April 6-9

CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE
This Children’s Consignment Sale, sponsored by Just Between Friends, offers moms and moms-to-be a place to shop for themselves, babies to tweens. With prices 50-90 percent off retail for gently-used merchandise, the sale includes clothing, costumes, bedding, sporting goods, strollers, maternity wear, toys, books and games.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Thurs./Fri, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-255-1523

Friday, April 7

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder, will speak at the event, Celebrating Colorado’s National Parks and Monuments, and present his collection of photos of Colorado’s federal lands. Fielder has been capturing the natural beauty of Colorado landscapes for 40 years. He is a publisher, teacher and environmentalist who first became smitten with Colorado at the age of 14. Fielder, an award-winning photographer, is dedicated to promoting the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Saturday, April 8

PLANTING PARTY
Come Celebrate Earth Day by helping improve wetland areas at the new Philip S. Miller Park. Willow branches will be harvested at Memmen Ridge Open Space and then replanted along a wet drainage-way located on the south side of the Miller Activity Complex (MAC). Signed participation waivers are required. Snacks and beverages will be provided. This is a perfect activity for scout groups working on their conservation badges! For more information contact [email protected], or if interested, register here.

Memmen Ridge Open Space, 150 Oman Rd., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT
Bring your old, dated, taking-up-space electronics to a recycling event to benefit the Douglas/Elbert Task Force Food Bank. (Non-perishable food will also be accepted!)
Find out more information about accepted materials, limitations, and fees here.

Sample recycling fees are: $1 per pound for batteries; $5 for hard drives; $10 for monitors; $1-per-inch for TVs (measured diagonally) and no charge for computers or lap tops. 
Douglas County High School, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

HAPPY HOUR STAND UP
You may have seen Nancy Norton perform on various comedy showcases over the years, from doing standup on Evening at the Improv on A & E, to her one-woman show, The Yellowish-Green Girl on PBS and most recently featured on Nickmom Night Out on Nickelodeon. Born the fourth of three children, Nancy has toured nationally and internationally and is known for performing uniquely funny shows that connect with universal truths through her intuitive, high energy, fast paced, and engaging style.

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

WWI GRAND OPENING EXHIBIT
Join the grand opening of the new World War I exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I. See several WWI re-enactors in uniform displaying and describing their own collections of memorabilia for the grand opening.

Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-814-3164

performancesZONTA TRIVIA NIGHT
The Zonta Club of Douglas County is thrilled that CBS4 Weather and News Anchor Ed Greene will emcee the 10th annual Trivia Night with a dinner, silent and live auctions and eight rounds of trivia. The proceeds from the night will benefit local and regional nonprofits and a local high school student heading off to college.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50-$300
Phone: 303-688-9321

POPPER’S PENGUINS
This charming, touching tale provides lots of laughs as Mr. Popper, already having trouble making ends meet for his family, takes in 12 penguins. But Mr. Popper has a great idea: turn the talented penguins into a traveling vaudeville show and turn them loose to perform for pay!

PACE Center/Schoolhouse Theater, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.; Mon., 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12:00

Friday-Monday, April 7-10

HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Princess Wallflower is evaluating suitors, but she only wants the most handsome. When the vile, scheming Bad Bart kidnaps the princess, she is initially impressed by his looks, and agrees to marry him. But then she finds out what he’s really like! Will another prince come to her rescue? Find out as the KidStage actors perform Happily Ever After!

PACE Center/Schoolhouse Theater, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 1:00 & 6:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 & 6:30 p.m.
COST: $7
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, April 8

MAD HATTER DAY
Old Colorado City will be transformed into a wonderland full of free interactive kids’ events, tea parties, with dozens of costumed characters on the loose. Local merchants will provide products, treats and surprises of their own including a scavenger hunt. Find the White Rabbit in Bancroft Park and receive an egg with a shop name inside – find the shop and win a prize! Snap a selfie with the Mad Hatter and all his wonderland friends.

Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 9

BUFFALO BILL EXPERIENCE
The Buffalo Bill Experience is chock full of all the wagon train driving, Army scouting, Indian fighting, and Pony Express riding adventures. William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a hunter and showman (he’s buried in Golden, by the way) and an American icon, collecting legendary friends like Wild Bill Hickok, Kit Carson, Annie Oakley, General Custer and Sitting Bull along the way.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 720-509-1000

Wednesday, April 12

FINE WINE TASTING
The Curious Palate is a wine-tasting event series that is designed to explore the world of wine and spirits. The aim of instructors is to enable you to “learn your palate” by building knowledge while having fun in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Space is limited and paid reservations are required.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 ($25 members)
 

performancesBILLY BOB THORNTON ROCKS!
Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton, Teddy Andreadis and J.D. Andrew are The Boxmasters, an American roots rock band of seasoned musicians with a rich and rhythmic sound and backstory. Formed in 2007, the band released the self-titled debut record The Boxmasters to critical acclaim. The band will perform original songs – including their Americana Radio hit The Poor House, and eclectic covers of tunes by The Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mott The Hoople and Mel Tillis.

Some content may not be suitable for all audiences.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59-$64

New-Home Performances Daily at Crystal Valley!

Homeowners in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock know the abundance of opportunities – entertainment and recreation – within minutes from their front doors! Check out the new home designs by Richmond American Homes, in ranch or two-story models, and priced from the $300s.

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