Posted 8/6/10

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Aug. 13

Walmart Community Blood Drive is from 1:30-6 p.m. Aug. 13 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 11101 S. Parker Road, Parker. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

Aug. 14

Parker Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Stroh Ranch Fire Station, 19310 Stroh Road, Parker, to hear Valerie Lair speak on substitutes for census and vital records.

Aug. 14

So Long to Summer 5K Run/Walk will be at 8 a.m. Aug. 14 at Salisbury Park. The free Kids’ Dash for ages 12 and under will follow the 5K. So Long to Summer 5K Run/Walk pre-registration is $20 and race day registration is $25. Please note that this course consists of both paved and unpaved surfaces; strollers and dogs are welcome. All registered participants receive a race shirt, goody bag and a delicious pancake breakfast. Register for the So Long to Summer 5K online at or contact Hillary Roemersberger at 303-805-3278 or

Aug. 14

Drop the Kids Off. Parent’s Night Out will be from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Drive. Organized games and activities will be led by experienced recreation staff to keep participants entertained the whole night. Registration for individual children is open online at The fee is $15 for the first child and $10 for each additional sibling.

Aug. 14-15

Free Fingerprinting of Children. Eagle Scout candidate Austin Baker and the Parker Police Department are offering free fingerprinting for area kids Aug. 14-15. Volunteers will take fingerprints and photographs of children from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at King Soopers at 17031 Lincoln Ave., and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at King Soopers at Stroh Ranch, 12959 S. Parker Road. Parents will take home the completed kit and a photo for each child to have in the home in case they are ever needed. Call 303-378-4224.

Aug. 15, 22, 29

Concerts in the Park. Bring the family, pack a picnic and join the Parker Scientific and Cultural Commission for free Concerts in the Park from 1-3 p.m. the last four Sundays in August at O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Drive. The Branders performs Aug. 15; Felonius Smith performs Aug. 22; and The Modniks performs Aug. 29.

Aug. 17, 19

Free Concerts are presented from 7-9 p.m. at Victorian Peaks Park, 11024 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Bring your lawn chair and blankets. Upcoming concerts are Phil Jensen, Aug. 17; Total Recall, Aug. 19; Chris Hodge, Aug. 20; David Schaper & David East, Aug. 21; P. Colton Campbell, Aug. 24; Julia Bryan Band, Aug. 26; Bluzinators, Aug. 31.

Aug. 18

Movie and a Milkshake. Museum staff and kids of all ages tour the museum, eat a yummy dinner and experience amazing adventures themed around the movie. The Aug. 18 movie is “The Rescuers Down Under.” Movie and a Milkshake is from 5-8 p.m. at The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, and is appropriate for ages 5-10. Cost is $15 for members and $18 for non members. Buy tickets online at or call 720-488-3344.

Aug. 20

Art & Ale Brew Festival. Join The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 20 for world-class beers, tantalizing eats and live music. Tickets to Art & Ale Brew Festival include bottomless food and drink samples, a collector’s mug, access to the cigar lounge and entertainment. Ticket prices are $45 per person and $80 per couple. Members of The Wildlife Experience receive a discounted rate of $35 per person. This is a 21 and over only event. Call 720-488-3344 or visit for tickets.

Through Aug. 20

Get Your Peaches. The Rotary Clubs of Parker are partnering with Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker Hospital Foundation, the hundreds of Parker Chamber of Commerce companies and Joy Lutheran Church to raise money for the Trio Breast Cancer facility at Parker Adventist Hospital and Parker Task Force. Place your order for hand picked peaches and support one of three charities in the Parker Community. Order peaches by Aug. 20 for pick up Aug. 28. Go to and click on the peaches in the right hand corner.

Aug. 20-21

Used-Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at the Parker Senior Center, 10675 S. Longs Way, Parker. Hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, tapes, and CD’s will be included. Donations of clean books in good condition are gratefully accepted. No encyclopedias or Readers Digest books. Leave your tax deductible donations at the senior center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 20. Call 303-841-5370.

Aug. 21

Sierra Middle School seventh-annual 5K walk/run will be from 8-10 a.m. Aug. 21 at Sierra Middle School. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association and Sierra's Wellness Center. Registration is in the main office at Sierra Middle School starting July 27. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. Refreshments, prizes, and DJ are provided.

Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16

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. Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 4.

Aug. 25

Aurora Loan Services Community Blood Drive is from 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus located at 10350 Park Meadows Drive, Parker. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or

Aug. 28

Fun Run. Pine Grove Elementary plans its first Fun Run (5K/1K) on Aug. 28. Organized by the Pine Grove Educational Alliance, the run will start at the school and follow paths throughout the Stonegate neighborhood. Participants may run or walk the race course (strollers are welcome). All race proceeds will go directly to Pine Grove to save technology education for the 2010-11 school year. Sponsors are still needed; if interested, contact Chrisy Schulz at . To register for the event, pick up a form at the school or visit and click on the PGEA button. The race fee is $20 for adults, $15 for kids through 12th grade. Children younger than kindergarten age are free. Race registrations may be mailed (attn: Pine Grove Fun Run) or dropped off at 16051 Crestrock Circle, Parker, CO 80134 in Stonegate.

Sept. 19

SafeSplash Swim School and Tri4Tots have teamed up to have the SafeSplash Tri4Tots kid’s triathlon with all proceeds donated to The Children’s Hospitals of Denver. Kids from ages 5 to 14 are invited to enjoy this event at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19. The triathlon will be at SafeSplash Swim School at 12240 Lioness Way, Parker and in the neighborhoods that surround the sites. Courses will be specific to the age group of the competitors. For information and to register, visit


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