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Tributes, Tango and Tree Lighting!

POSTED November 10, 2016

Tributes for veterans, tango and samba classes, a tree-lighting concert and more! It’s all happening this weekend in and around Castle Rock.

TONIGHT, Thursday, November 10

In a unique Veterans Day tribute, Lisette Clemons of the Castle Rock Historical Society, will explain the history of the Arlington Ladies. This group of women attends the funeral of every member of the U.S. military who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The group was initially formed to attend funerals when no next of kin was present. Today they stand a silent vigil whether mourners are present or not.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:45-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-814-3164

The Tango is a partner dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that has become a revered art form. Come and see what the passion’s all about! This adult dance class will give you a taste of the tango, and introduce you to people interested in creative movement, who are learning the steps, too.

Adventures in Dance, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton
8:00-9:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-276-0562
COST: $15

Friday, November 11

Support our veterans! The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs will be honoring all veterans, past and present in a Veterans Day Tribute on at the DC Veterans Monument in Downtown Castle Rock. The program will feature a special remembrance and will honor all veterans – past and present – for the service they have given to our country.

Veterans Monument Plaza, Wilcox and Fourth St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m.

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13

TributesToo Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind first opened in 1988 and is still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history. This raucous experiment presents “30 Plays in 60 Minutes,” with each two-minute play performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everything to time. This is a witty collection of comic, tragic, political, personal and abstract plays. Ready, set, GO!

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
8:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $20 ($18 members)

The 18th Annual Holiday Festival one of the largest holiday celebrations in the West returns to Colorado Springs. With over 200 exhibitors the festival showcases one-of-a-kind gifts, art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood works, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor and more. Plus, you’ll find a gourmet food area where you can sample and buy everything from toffee, tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, and chili, sauces.

Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3640 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
Fri., 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 12

Come out to see the ladies of the track engage in this exciting contact sport! In the Fall Down Mix-up you’ll get to watch some great derby in a series of great matchups. And you can bid on some fantastic items at the silent auction.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
Doors open: 10 a.m.

Learn something new that will surprise and delight you! (It’s super secret – we don’t even know what it is!)

Philip S. Miller Library, James H. LaRue Meeting Room, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-792-7323

This writers’ workshop for teens will help aspiring writers craft new fandom stories of their own using favorite TV, movie, book or video game characters. Author Mary Taylor Young creates a fun, relaxing place with other teens.

Parker Library, Event Hall A, 20105 Mainstreet, Parker
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

The 10th Annual Made With Hands and Heart Craft Fair features kid’s crafts, baked goods, handmade Christmas decorations, jewelry, and other gifts made by local crafters.

Faith Lutheran Church, 303 Ridge Rd., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The official holiday celebration kicks off with a free concert featuring “America’s Got Talent” finalist Brian Justin Crum, activities for the kids, and more!

Santa will then make his way to the stage to light the famous Outlets at Castle Rock Christmas Tree and begin his stopover in his neighborhood cottage for pictures with the kids! PLUS, enter to win a $1,000 shopping spree between 5 and 6:30 p.m. (you must be present to win!).

The Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
5:00-6:30 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13

At 10:00 a.m. Saturday, a Veterans Day parade will start at Colfax and Bannock and end at Civic Center Park. Come salute our local heroes and cheer their patriotism. On Sunday, get your day going at 8:00 a.m. with a memorial 5K and 10K fun runs open to runners, joggers, walkers, kids of all ages, and dogs, too! The tributes and festivities applaud past and present war veterans from throughout our nation’s history.

Check out the schedule of activities and the location of tributes here, including run routes, times, locations, run fees and parking information.

Wednesday, November 16

Learn to Samba, that lively, rhythmical dance of Afro-Brazilian origin danced in double time. You can do it! Have fun meeting new people in this adult group class! After class you can watch the private Facebook video follow up! Drop in to check things out, or sign up for the series.

Adventures in Dance, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton
8:00-9:00 p.m.
COST: $15

Book Clubs meet day and night and at every library! Check out the book lists and the schedules, because if you love reading and talking about books, there’s a club for you!

Douglas County Libraries, Various Locations
AM and PM
Phone: 303-791-7323

Our Tribute: Crystal Valley Salutes Veterans!

From all of us at Crystal Valley to all the veterans past and present, thank you for your service! If you’re out and about this weekend, stop by and see the new collections from Richmond American Homes, with both ranch and two-story models, homes are priced from the $300s.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


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