Posted 10/15/10

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Oct. 22

CYT Denver presents Willy Wonka Jr. from Oct. 22-30. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Recommended for all ages. Advanced reserved seating tickets can be purchased at the online Box Office Advanced tickets are $15; at the door, the cost is $17.50. Group rates are available.

Oct. 23

To The Rescue Community Blood Drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 6405 E. Ponderosa Drive, Parker. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kim Breitenbach at 720-448-5473 or

Oct. 23

Halloween at the Fieldhouse. Parker Recreation offers something for everyone, for the young to not-so-young. Come celebrate a fun and active Halloween on Oct. 23 at the Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Drive. The evening will kick off with a spooktacular event for the whole family. The fourth annual Spook Skate will be from 5:30-9:30 p.m. For information on the Spook Skate call or e-mail Errin Reese at 303-805-6308 or

Oct. 23, Nov. 6, 20

Bingo. The Parker Senior Center in Parker has obtained its gambling license and is now offering Bingo for cash prizes at 1 p.m. the first and third Saturdays each month. Upcoming dates are Oct. 3 and Oct. 23, Nov. 6 and 20, and Dec. 4 and 18.

Oct. 27

Lauren’s Live Animal Day – Bats! Observe several live bat species at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Wildlife Experience. The largest species in the world, the Malayan flying fox, will be one of the features. Visitors will step into the world of bats when the Organization for Bat Conservation allows visitors to get nose to nose with bats from all over the world including South America and Africa.

Oct. 27, Nov. 23, Dec. 8

Movie and a Milkshake. Go out for the night while your kids are at The Wildlife Experience. During Movie and a Milkshake, museum staff and kids of all ages tour the museum, eat dinner and experience adventures themed around the movie. Event runs from 5-8 p.m. Movies are, Oct. 27: “Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” Nov. 23: “Babe,” Dec. 8: “Polar Express.” from 5-8 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by calling 720-488-3344.

Oct. 29

Walmart Community Blood Drive is from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 11101 S. Parker Road, Parker. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

Oct. 30

Halloween Party. Enjoy a scavenger hunt on the rocks, contests, prizes and other creepy activities from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Drive. Costumes are optional, but a best costume award may be in your future. The fee is $5 and includes climbing wall harness rental and fieldhouse admission for the evening. Contact Bob Wiater at 303-805-6316 or email Visit us online at

Oct. 30-31

Trick-or-Treat OFF the Street is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30-31 at The Wildlife Experience. This event features a variety of activities including creepy crawly crafts, ghost stories and a haunted graveyard. In honor of the greatest Halloween tradition, booths will line the museum’s hallways where kids can fill up their bags with Halloween goodies in a safe, fun environment regardless of weather conditions.

Nov. 4-6

Diary of Anne Frank. Chaparral High School’s theater department presents “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. The show performs at 7 p.m. Nov. 4-6 at the Mary Gill Theatre in Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. All members of the public are welcome to attend. For ticket reservation, contact Mr. David Peterson at 303-387-3632 or visit Tickets can also be purchased at Chaparral within the week preceding the show.

Nov. 9

Fall Open House. Mothers & More of Parker/Castle Rock is hosting its fall open house at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Pradera Community Center, 5030 Craftsman Drive, Parker. The meeting will feature information about the Douglas County School District and school choices, just in time for the deadlines for the 2011-12 school year. Contact Sam at 303-600-8645 or for information. Visit us at

Nov. 13

Golden Harvest Dinner and Auction is Nov. 13 at The Club at Pradera. This is a special event sponsored by the Providence Presbyterian Church to benefit its various ministries. Silent auction is from 5:30-7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the live auction. Dinner tickets are $18 per person. Send reservation checks, made out to "PPC" to Dinner Reservations, Providence Presbyterian Church, 18632 Pony Express Drive Suite 105, Parker CO 80134. Call 720-851-6881.

Nov. 13, Dec. 4

Food Drive 2010. Parker Task Force food drives are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. once a month at Stroh Ranch King Soopers, Stonegate, Jordan and Lincoln Safeway, Main and Parker Road Walmart, Twenty Mile Road Sprouts, Parker Road and Lincoln. The task force prepares fliers that show what stock items are low. The volunteers hand out fliers at the doors of the stores, and it is a win win, the task force receives items that they are in need of, and local business wins as well. Nov. 13, Dec. 4.

Nov. 26

Walmart Community Blood Drive is from 1:30-6 p.m. Nov. 26 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 11101 S. Parker Road, Parker. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

Dec. 7

Family Movie Night. “Polar Express” will be shown on the Extreme Screen Theater at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Wildlife Experience. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are needed. Purchase tickets in advance through online or by calling 720-488-3344. Children are considered ages 1-12 and will need to have their own seat.

Dec. 9

Movie and a Martini at The Wildlife Experience. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Cheers to movie buffs and martini lovers alike. This popular film series begins with a delicious cocktail hour featuring martinis and tasty treats. Following cocktail hour, guests then grab popcorn and take their seats for a special presentation of a timeless film chosen by Movie and a Martini enthusiasts. Dec. 9 movie is “Christmas Vacation.”

Dec. 10-24

Winter WonderLights. Start a new holiday tradition at Winter WonderLights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 10-24 at The Wildlife Experience. Last ticket sold at 8 p.m. Families will enjoy a variety of holiday favorites including an all outdoor trail of lights, snowy villas where children can visit with Santa Claus and even live reindeer. Visit to purchase tickets.

Dec. 4, 11, 18, 24

Santa Breakfast. The North Pole has informed The Wildlife Experience that Santa Claus will make four stops at the museum, from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 24 to enjoy a breakfast with you and yours and to jot down everyone’s wish list.


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