Parker News in a Hurry - July 25


Police schedule ‘Night Out’

The Parker Police Department is inviting the public to a free event designed to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

In Parker’s National Night Out 2013 — from 4 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 3 — residents from throughout the town are invited to O’Brien Park in downtown Parker. The 30th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event will involve more than 11,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. The program is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organizing and fighting back.

Games, jump castles, face painting, vendor booths, military, police and fire participation are on the agenda. The Parker police have added a car show this year in the parking lot at Parker Station. The Parker Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the movie “Grease” in the park at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights.

Commission seeks members

The Town of Parker is looking for new members of the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission.

The Cultural and Scientific Commission is a volunteer advisory group that works with the town’s cultural department to foster, implement and participate in providing opportunities for cultural and scientific experiences in Parker. Commission members are appointed by town council and serve in an advisory capacity to recommend cultural policies and provide input to the town’s cultural plan.

The commission serves as the primary cultural and scientific advisory body in compliance with the requirements of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District of Metro Denver. Interest or experience in the arts and sciences, and a desire to serve the Parker community, are required. Commission members must abide by a conflict of interest policy, which prohibits members from pursuing employment or paid contracting as a staff member, instructor, performer or other service provider with the PACE Center or other cultural department programs.

The Commission meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Commission members do not need to reside in the Town of Parker. To apply, send a letter of interest to the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission, Attn: Kelly Kuper, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, CO 80138 or send an email to The deadline for applications is Aug. 16. For more information, call 303-805-3364.

Register for parent-child rec programs

Join Parker Parks and Recreation for some parent and child bonding time with programs like Crocodile Rock and Mother Daughter Yoga.

Crocodile Rock will have kids 18 months to 3 years running, jumping and laughing by taking on obstacle courses and participating in musical activities from 10 to 10:45 a.m. every Tuesday at the Parker Recreation Center. New four-week sessions begin Aug. 6 and cost $45 for Parker residents and $52 for non-residents.

Children 6 years and older with an adult celebrate a unique connection and nurture the habits that create health in body, mind and spirit in Mother Daughter Yoga. The class is on Fridays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center in downtown Parker. A new, four-week session begins Aug. 9 and costs $62 for Parker residents and $66 for non-residents.

Register for classes at or call 303-841-4500 or email for additional information.


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