Wide Variety of Events Near Crystal Valley This Weekend!
You’ve got your pick of things to do in the Crystal Valley area this weekend! From fun webinars, including an online circus, you can expand your world without even leaving home. Or if you’re feeling a touch of cabin fever, cure yourself with a dose of the great outdoors and enjoy a yoga practice on a farm!
TODAY/TONIGHT, January 21
If you caught the Will Ferrell/Rachel McAdams film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga while you were quarantined in 2020, you will be acquainted with all kinds of odd “facts” about Iceland—including the worship of elves! To find out how accurate the film’s portrayal of Iceland was, join this FREE webinar about the real Iceland! You’ll learn all about the devastating collapse of the banking system in 2008—and how the economy has bounced back. You’ll see just how big of an industry tourism is in the small country—and many other fun facts!
Active Minds Webinar Zoom Link
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Kids ages 5 to 10 will have fun experimenting with the forces of nature in this hands-on educational program! They’ll explore the worlds of their favorite superheroes and learn all about force, energy, and problem-solving. Using LEGO blocks, they’ll build models inspired by Superman, Batgirl, and other superheroes!
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
JAPANESE CUISINE COOKING CLASS
Japanese cuisine is so much more than sushi! Learn how to make restaurant-quality Japanese food at home! When you reserve this cooking class, you’ll receive an ingredient kit portioned for the number of attendees, a recipe pack, information on equipment you’ll need, and access to the live Zoom session.
Pork, rice, and potatoes are all staples of the Japanese cuisine, but you’ll learn how to turn these into edible delights! The menu includes: Pork Gyoza, Black Garlic Fried Rice and Chicken Katsu, Ube (purple sweet potato), and Ice Cream with Sesame Caramel.
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Online
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
MAGIC SHOW ONLINE
Fun for the whole family! Gather everyone together and tune in to this LIVE virtual Magic Show with popular magician and mentalist Gary Ferrar, who will be bringing new tricks and stunts to this private online show.
Ferrar has appeared on NBC, USA, and the Travel Channel with his mind-blowing maneuvers. He’ll be asking for audience participation, so turn your video camera on and get ready to be a part of the show!
Zoom with HRCA
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24
A DAY IN THE COUNTRY
Chatfield Farms is Denver Botanic Gardens’ 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm—and it’s right in the neighborhood! From now through the end of January, admission to this day in the country is FREE, but you need to reserve a time and date specific ticket in advance.
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Timed Tickets: FREE
AN OLD-FASHIONED PASTIME
Just like the winter scenes from long ago, you can gather your friends and family for a good old-fashioned ice skating party! Head over to the Rink at the Rock, where they’ll be playing festive music as you glide around the ice. If you need to rent skates, they’ve got them!
Rink at the Rock, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Thurs., 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Fri., 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 – $10
VIRTUAL CIRCUS OMNIUM
This is not your everyday circus! The word omnium means “of all and belonging to all”—and that’s exactly what this innovative online circus is about! This entertaining multi-sensory circus delivers diversity, equity, and inclusion, for both the audience and the performers.
Circus Omnium has numerous multi-abled international performers who will delight you, not because of they perform despite their disabilities but because of their extraordinary talents. There has never been a circus like this and there has never been a time when we needed the circus more to unite our hearts.
Circus Omnium Online
Thurs./Fri., 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m., 1:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m., 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 per family ticket
Friday, January 22
YOGA ON THE FARM
Take a step outside your daily routine! This hour of Yin Yoga will take you to a new place physically and spiritually, and since you’ll be doing your practice out on a farm, you’ll get to hang out with horses, too! Wine, snacks, and water will be provided, and COVID guidelines will be in place.
Sky View Farm, 1705 Outer Marker Rd., Castle Rock
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, January 22-23
HOLIDAY TEA GOES ON AND ON
Why not keep the holiday vibe going? In case you weren’t able to attend a previous holiday tea, you can still enjoy a day at the castle and the beautiful surrounding grounds.
Dress up and bring a group of friends to celebrate the new year at an afternoon tea!
Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Saturday-Sunday, January 23-24
FUN ON A HILL
How much fun can you have on a snowy hill in the winter? A whole bunch! Breckenridge Brewery has created a winter wonderland next to their outdoor Farm House Beer Garden, so you can relax and enjoy tasting craft beers, have some delicious food, and then try out the tubing hill. You get five free tickets to get you started!
Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Ln., Littleton
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $1 each or in bundles of 10 for $7 or $15 for $10
Nature and Culture 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.