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Pizza Party, Winter Wildlife and Sweetheart Dance!

POSTED February 27, 2020

March sweeps into the Castle Rock area bringing a multitude of events for the entire family to enjoy. From a Winter Wildlife Walk to a Youth Paint and Pizza Party to the wildly-popular Harlem Globetrotters, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from as you plan your family outings this weekend!  

TODAY/TONIGHT, February 27

Stay in the mood of the month of love with this nostalgic concert of love songs from the 1940s and 50s! Sing along to your favorite songs of yesteryear from artists like Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra. There will even be some sweet treats to eat!

This FREE concert is in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association for people experiencing mild memory loss, early stage Alzheimer’s, or a related dementia, and their family, friends, and guests.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$48
Phone: 720-509-1000

These real-life detective cases will have you on the edge of your seat! This popular series features professionals in the true crime genre discussing myriad crimes—as well as motivations and methods.

This installment focuses on crime involving substance abuse. Dr. Jim Caruso presents Pleasure and Pain: The Forensic Pathology of Substance Abuse. There will be a cash bar and you must be at least 21 to attend. The presentation may contain graphic images.

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$30
Phone: 303-471-8854

Thursday – Saturday, February 27-29

Emo Philips is the comedian that other comedians revere. Jay Leno has called him “the best joke writer in America,” and Weird Al Yankovic says he’s one of the funniest people on the planet. Philips has been making people laugh since the 1970s, with award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, in both America and the UK.

His immediately-recognizable voice has brought to life animated characters on TV shows such as Slacker Cats, Doctor Katz, Adventure Time, and Home Movies), but his first love remains stand-up comedy!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$24
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday – Sunday, February 27 – March 1

An epic romantic drama that speaks of the yearning nature of love, The Bridges of Madison County comes alive on stage in this Tony Award-winning production. The play is set in 1965 on a lonely farm in Iowa, where Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman, lives with her husband and children. 

When the play opens, Francesca’s family has just departed for the State Fair, leaving her to a rare four days alone at the farm. When a handsome National Geographic photographer stops by for directions, Francesca’s life takes a drastic turn, encompassed in the eternal question, “What if…?”

Fine Arts Center at CC, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$14
Phone: 719-634-5581

Friday, February 28

Kids ages 6-14 can spend a fun night learning how to create their own painting, making new friends, and having a pizza party! Kidz Art presents a class in techniques of acrylic painting on canvas, with the subject Garden Cat. Price includes all painting supplies, including a 12×16 canvas, pizza, and a beverage. Register under Class Number 36551.

Miller Activity Complex, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Registration: $30-$35
Phone: 720-733-2222

A post-Valentine’s Day special dance for people with special needs! It will be an evening of sweet fun, dancing the night away, for those who are ages 16 and older! HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Programs are intended to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs. This event is facilitated by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and/or qualified staff.

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$14
Phone: 303-471-8854

Saturday, February 29

The perfect cure for cabin fever! The whole family will love getting outdoors and taking a hike through the wilderness with a park ranger to learn all about animals’ winter survival habits. How do animals survive in the snow? Which ones hibernate? What are other unique ways that animals adapt for winter? After the hike, warm up with some hot cocoa and have a chance to get your hands on some animal pelts! Register for Activity 305303.

Fly’n B Park, 2910 W. Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: $10-$12
Phone: 303-791-2710


Photo Courtesy: State Aviation Journal

Celebrate the release of the 2020 Colorado Airport Directory and the 2020-2021 Colorado Aeronautical Chart, and meet the pilots and planes that are on the cover! This is a fun way for the entire family to get better acquainted with all things aeronautic!

The afternoon features the Cessna T210L Centurion, flown by Walt Barbo, a 96-year-old WWII veteran, as well as a real wildfire-fighting plane, the Pilatus PC-12 Multi-Mission Aircraft. Enjoy a BBQ and Boeing Blue Skies Gallery admission with the cost of your ticket! 

Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10
Phone: 303-360-5360

Get a head start on swimming lessons by learning all about the swim programs offered to all ages in the family! Kids ages 3 and older can get in the water and take a swim evaluation with trained staff in order to receive a skills assessment and recommendation on appropriate program placement. Other programs include coached and competitive youth programs and clinics, ISR, scuba, snorkel, summer swim team, and adult coached programs.

Eastridge Rec Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 303-471-8867

Sunday, March 1

Everyone looks forward to the performances of this hugely talented community concert band, but this year the Denver Concert Band is offering something even more special than usual! This concert will feature a newly-commissioned piece written by guest composer, Robert W. Smith, specifically for the DCB.

Smith will also conduct as the band performs the premiere of his work, Songs of Storms, a wide-ranging piece that moves from gentle rain showers to tumultuous tempests. Also on the program is the well-known A Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky. It will be a stormy and glorious evening with the DCB and guest conductor, Robert W. Smith!

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

This world-famous basketball troupe has been entertaining fans of all ages for decades with their astonishing ball-handling skills and hilarious antics on the court! Your family will love these larger-than-life entertainers who are so much more than ball players.

In their brand-new show, Pushing the Limits, the Globetrotters will demonstrate all of their signature tricks including high-flying dunks and a new record-breaking attempt. If you’d like to get up close and personal with the stars—shooting balls, trying out ball tricks, and getting autographs and photos—you can purchase a Magic Pass that allows access for an interactive session with the players just prior to the actual show.

The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$132
Phone: 303-841-4043

Plenty to Do Near Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! You can get back to nature and still have easy access to all your favorite activities in the Castle Rock area. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Century Communities, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.


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