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Parker Chorale performs its inaugural concert, "Choral
Americana! A Celebration of American Composers," at 7 p.m. Oct. 8-9
at the Mainstreet Center in Parker. For more information or to
purchase tickets online, visit parkerchorale.org or call the
Mainstreet Center at 303-805-7728.
Boa Ball is from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Wildlife Experience to
benefit exhibits and education at the museum. The 2010 Cirque
Nouveau Boa Ball is an evening infused with French delights from
cuisine to artistic acrobats. The gala is the primary fundraiser
for The Wildlife Experience and also serves as a celebration for
the museum’s birthday.
Parker Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at
Stroh Ranch Fire Station, 19310 Stroh Road, Parker. Mark Rabideau
will present the program on genealogical research in Quebec.
Party in Pink. Local Zumba instructors are hosting a Party in
Pink Zumbathon charity event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9
at O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker. The party will
benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Admission to the event is
a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Parker Library Community Blood Drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Oct. 9 at 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, Parker. For more
information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’
Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or www.bonfils.org.
Parker Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at
the Pine Drive Fire Station, 10795 Pine Drive, Parker. Jack Taylor
will give the program on Mountain Men. Everyone is welcome.
Fields of Faith. Students from Douglas County will join
thousands of youth on athletic fields all across America on Oct. 13
to share their Christian faith with fellow students. This
rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be at more
than 400 locations throughout the nation on this same date. More
information is available at FieldsofFaith.com. Contact Lori
Pace, 303-906-8850 cell or email email@example.com. The event will
be held at Burt.com Stadium, 11901
Newlin Gulch Blvd., Parker 80134. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the
event runs from 7-8 p.m.
Colorado Ballot 2010. The fall 2010 Colorado ballot promises to
stir up strong emotions in the state. With a variety of complex
issues coming to a vote, it is important that we understand the
ballot and what is at stake. Join Active Minds from 7-8 p.m. Oct.
14 at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, for an
objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of the
arguments on each side of the proposals. RSVP: 303-791-READ.
Forums. The League of Women Voters of Douglas County Member At
Large Unit is planning three forums for Douglas County Candidates
from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Parker Fire House, 10235 Park Glenn
Oct. 14 and 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. Oct. 14 movie is “Psycho,” and Dec. 9
movie is “Christmas Vacation.”
Crafts Galore and Much More is the theme for the Parker Senior
Center craft show and bake sale. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 15 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the senior center, 10675 S
Longs Way. Stop by and see all the handmade crafts — knitwear,
jewelry, Christmas decorations, gifts, wood crafts, jellies and
much more. The bake sale will feature fresh and delicious homemade
goodies — cookies, candies, breads, cupcakes, among others. Lunch
will be served both days.
Oct. 15 and 29
Walmart Community Blood Drive is from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 and
29 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 www.bonfils.org.
Halloween with Horses Fall Festival returns Oct. 16 at The
Colorado Horse Park. The fall festival includes horse entertainment
and favorites such as the Stable of Terror and the horse costume
contest. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Tickets are $14
per person and include all of the activities (with the exception of
food, drink and the purchase items from the vendors). Children
younger than 2 are free. Bring a can of food for the SECOR food
bank and receive $1 off one admission. Parking is free. Visit
Halloween with Horses on Facebook for more information, or call
Voice Recital. "I will sing at the drop of a note," Bob Pieron's
vocal recital, is at noon Oct. 16 at the Crosswalk Christian Store
and Cafe at Mainstreet and Parker Road in Parker. Pieron will be
accompanied by Jerry Vander Does, director of choirs at Chaparral,
on the keyboard. The program will be mainly Broadway show
Legend Music Festival. The Legend High School Band Booster
Organization presents the inaugural Legend Music Festival Oct. 16
at Burt.com Stadium, 11901 Newlin
Gulch Blvd., Parker, and is open to the public. The festival is a
Colorado Bandmasters Association sanctioned event in which class
1A, 2A, and 3A marching bands will have the opportunity to compete
and perfect their fieldshow programs in preparation for state
Oct. 16, 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. Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 4.
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 www.cytdenver.org/boxoffice.
Advanced tickets are $15; at the door, the cost is $17.50. Group
rates are available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 thewildlifeexperience.org to
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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