Spring Things to Do This Weekend!
Longer days and lots of sunshine mean it’s almost springtime in the Castle Rock area! This weekend there are plenty of ways to get the whole family outdoors, including a backcountry campfire hike, a Front Range scavenger hunt, a free soccer day for kids—even signing up to be a bluebird monitor!
TODAY/TONIGHT, March 4
FIND YOUR ROOTS
Continue your genealogy journey with an advanced virtual workshop that introduces you to researching records that are not digitally indexed. This FREE online class will show you how to use familysearch.org, one of the best resources for finding ancestry information.
While Family Search has scanned and uploaded billions of records from all over the world—some dating back centuries—many of these records are not indexed. But that doesn’t mean you can’t access them! Find that missing link in your family tree with strategies from this helpful class!
Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society Online
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AFTER MIDNIGHT LIVESTREAM
The popular swing band After Midnight will be performing a brand-new livestreamed concert, featuring hits from 1940s sensations like Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole and more!
Turn on the mood lighting in your living room, roll up the rugs, and get ready to swing! This renowned band has been recognized in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame at Red Rocks and has performed all over the U.S.!
PROJECT BLUEBIRD TRAINING
Springtime in the Castle Rock area means glimpses of brilliant blue in trees and bushes—the bluebirds are back, and these cherished songbirds need your help! The number of natural nesting places in Colorado has decreased, so Project Bluebird is creating and monitoring nesting boxes.
To volunteer, sign up for this free virtual training, and you’ll be on your way to monitoring bluebird eggs, hatchlings, and songbirds!
Castle Rock Government Online
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, March 4-7
PLAY FINDERS KEEPERS!
Here’s a fun activity the whole family can participate in! Finders Keepers is a socially-distanced scavenger hunt that takes place all along the Front Range! Play to win daily prizes valued at $100!
Just sign up for the Outlets at Castle Rock’s Instagram page and wait for daily clues to be posted. When you figure out the clue, head to the location and look for the gold envelope. Inside will be instructions about how to claim your prize! First one to find the envelope gets to keep the prize!
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
Friday, March 5
FAMILY CAMPFIRE HIKE
Get out in the backcountry for some fresh air! The whole family will love spending some time together in the wilderness, hiking and playing with the resident farm animals. After the hike, relax around a campfire, where the kids can roast marshmallows and make s’mores!
Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Register: $7 – $10
SKATE AND CLIMB NIGHT
Whether your family is into roller skating or rock climbing—or both!—this is your chance to enjoy these sports indoors! Family-friendly music will be playing, and everyone can get some much-needed exercise and socializing. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult and face masks must be worn.
Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr., Parker
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
STAR WARS QUIZ SHOW
Brush up on your Star Wars trivia and take part in this family-friendly online Quiz Show! Take a trip to the galaxy far, far away and answer questions about the prequel trilogy (Episodes I, II, and III—aka the Anakin episodes). Maybe your family will be the Jedi champs!
Douglas County Libraries Online
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 6
BREAKFAST WITH PILOTS
Spend your Saturday morning at a fun fly-in event that gives you the opportunity to watch small aircraft take-off and land, and then chat with the pilots over breakfast! This special Wings Over the Rockies activity also gives you access to all of the exhibits at the Exploration of Flight venue!
Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $4 – $10
Phone: 303-360-5360 ext.160
DANCE FOR A DIFFERENCE
This multi-genre dance extravaganza features dance students ages 4 to 18, raising money for their local Colorado Children’s Hospital! Presented by the Colorado School of Dance, the annual Dance for a Difference show will be held both in-person and virtually this year.
Enjoy award-winning pieces by national and local choreographers performed by talented and dedicated young local dancers—and contribute to a great cause at the same time! Links for the virtual performances will grant access to all four performances throughout the day.
WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ SELF-DEFENSE CLASS
Women and girls, learn important skills and techniques to protect yourselves. This self-defense class is appropriate for ages 10+ and will teach you some hands-on practical techniques, as well as situational awareness. Wear comfortable clothing and come ready to move!
Impact Taekwondo, 2201 Wildcat Reserve Pkwy. #C9, Highlands Ranch
Sunday, March 7
FREE SOCCER DAY
This fun and informative soccer session is sponsored by Colorado Soccer Buddies, the organization that teaches age-appropriate soccer skills to kids as young as 15 months! There are four different age brackets—15 months to 3 years (parent/child session), 3-4 years, 4-6 years, and 7-12 years—so sign up your kiddos and head out to the park!
Butterfield Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Music, Classes and More Near Crystal Valley!
Enjoy life in Castle Rock within minutes from the master-planned community of Crystal Valley – where nature is around every corner of the neighborhood! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Tour the nine amazing models from Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, Century Communities, and Kauffman Homes and and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.