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Western Music, a Symphony and Home Brew!

POSTED January 10, 2019

Fans of western music will want to see Sons of the Pioneers, the singing group was founded by the original Singing Cowboy himself—Roy Rogers. Don’t miss your chance to see them live in Lone Tree! Plus, a local symphony, art and home brew classes and a new musical to start the New Year!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, January 10

With the unique perspective of one El Paso County Sheriff writing about another, John Anderson talks about his book, Rankin Scott Kelly, First Sheriff El Paso County, Colorado Territory 1861 – 1867. Former Sheriff Anderson wears two hats as he discusses what it was like to research and write about his predecessor, Scott Kelly, who traveled west along the Santa Fe trail in 1860 with a wagon train of about 50 people. Kelly was appointed Sheriff in 1861, and his first duty was to take on the Salt Lake City Jim Gang, his first of many gunfights with outlaws and hostile Indians.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Can two talented performers take on 13 roles in a 90-minute show to figure out the one-person whodunit? Come and find out in this hilarious homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, done in a spirit of good-natured fun! 

Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! Officer Marcus Moscowicz (played by Blake Nawa’a) is a small-town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. He gets his big chance when the Great American Novelist, Arthur Whitney, is shot dead at his surprise birthday party. Marcus spends the evening interrogating a wide-ranging bunch of suspects (all played by the same actor, 2018 Henry Award winner, Brandon Bill). Suspects include Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, as well as a prima ballerina and an overly-friendly psychiatrist—but Marcus has only a short time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives!

Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15
Phone: 303-791-2500

Thursday-Sunday, January 10-13

The entire family will enjoy this fascinating exhibit about the endless ways that one part of nature is connected to another—from the microbes within our bodies to the wild world far beyond! This interactive, multi-media exhibition is a great way for kids and adults to explore and expand their knowledge of nature! 

Produced by the CU Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder, this exhibit allows you to take part in these hands-on activities, multi-media displays and specimens from the Museum’s collection without venturing far from home. 

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$12
Phone: 303-315-9448

Friday, January 11

This nighttime outdoor event gives you the chance to sit back and take in the night sky in all its glory! A cozy campfire will keep you warm, and hot cocoa will be provided, if you bring your own mug. (This is a zero-waste event.) Astronomers will be on hand with their telescopes and know-how to teach you about the constellations of the winter sky.  You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or snacks to share around the campfire, along with a blanket or camp chairs to be comfortable. 

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Register: $8 – $12

The premier western singing group founded by Roy Rogers is still going strong after 80 years! Featuring Roy Rogers, Jr. in the current line-up, Sons of the Pioneers will enchant you with their musical renditions of western stories and images of horses, cattle, cowboys, tall timber, canyons and prairies.

They will perform classic original songs such as Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Cool Water, and Ghost Riders in the Sky and remind you of the lore and mystique of the American West. They have accumulated more honors and awards than anyone in western music: they have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. The group has even been named a National Treasure by the Smithsonian Institute!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $47-$55
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, January 11-12

Immediately recognizable, comedian Bobby Collins has been making people laugh for a long time. He has toured with such entertainment royalty as Frank Sinatra, Cher, Julio Iglesias and Dolly Parton. He’s worked alongside his friends, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey—and Rosie O’Donnell even specifically requested that Bobby take over as host for Stand-Up Spotlight. 

Audiences everywhere can relate to the way he humorously characterizes day-to-day situations. As a native New Yorker, Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition with genuine everyman likability. Don’t miss your chance to see this comedy legend live on stage!

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $26
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, January 12

Sometimes it seems like all the paints and creative fun are put away when children graduate from kindergarten, but the Parker Artist Guild is out to change that! With their FREE Lessons and Lemonade art workshops for children in 4th through 8th grades, PAG hopes to encourage young artists as they are growing up. Two workshops will be held to introduce students to Oil Painting with Safe Oil Paints by artist Leslie Scott. Space is limited to 20 students per class, so sign up now! 

Hobby Lobby, 10901 S. Parker Rd., Parker
9:30-11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-350-8592

This free, one-stop event gives parents in the Castle Rock area the chance to connect with local preschools and find the best fit for their families. Come meet representatives from various preschools to discuss educational philosophy, child-care basics, and early childhood resources that might be available for your family. 

Ridgeline Community Church, 555 Heritage Ave., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-660-9911

If you or someone you know is considering a career in aviation, check out this information fair at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Galley. The need for aviation maintenance technicians is immense, and training the next generation is paramount. Representatives from Spartan College will be on hand to speak with you about steps toward an aviation career and to answer your questions. Spartan College has trained more than 140,000 pilots and technicians to date.

Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Galley, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-360-5360

These Jedi lessons offer real-life, hands-on fun for kids ages 6-12! In this month’s session, young Jedis will learn about magnets, levitator, and BB8 Sphero. For the most fun, encourage your kids to wear their favorite Star Wars costumes! The event is free, but registration is required.

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd. #200, Littleton
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

With microbreweries all the rage, maybe it’s time you learned how to make your own beer. Join professionals from Castle Rock Home Brew Supply as they show you how to brew a five-gallon batch of beer. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make your own great home brew. The class includes sample tasters of the home-brewed beer, tasty bites to snack on, and a chance to purchase the necessary supplies to brew at home. 

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$35
Phone: 303-791-2500

This inspiring and highly personal musical is based on the writer’s own harrowing experience with a life-threatening medical condition and the healing power of art. From the Tony Award-winning creator of Falsettos, William Finn’s A New Brain follows the hero, Gordon, who worries he won’t live to complete his life work. His near-death experience gives him the chance to re-evaluate and better appreciate the people and relationships in his life. 

As a benefit performance, ticket proceeds will go toward the FAC’s Youth Repertory Program. Following the performance, Dr. Chamisa MacIndoe, a UC Health neurointensivist, will participate in a talkback with the cast and creative team.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$50
Phone: 719-634-5581

Sunday, January 13

An elegant and delicious brunch in a castle is made even more special with the lovely sounds of the Gossamer Winds trio, from the Lone Tree Symphony. Cherokee Ranch is known for its spectacular Sunday brunches, so start out the new year on a high note with your friends and family! This event is appropriate for adults and children ages 8 and up.

The sweet and savory brunch will be served in the magnificent Great Hall, with stunning views all around. A cash bar will have signature coffee drinks and traditional champagne mimosas. Spend a beautiful January morning in style!

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
9:30 a.m.
Tickets $65
Phone: 720-314-0836

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