Posted 10/1/10

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Oct. 8-9

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 or call the Mainstreet Center at 303-805-7728.

Oct. 9

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.

Oct. 9

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.

Oct. 9

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.

Oct. 9

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

Oct. 12

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.

Oct. 13

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 Contact Lori Pace, 303-906-8850 cell or email The event will be held at Stadium, 11901 Newlin Gulch Blvd., Parker 80134. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the event runs from 7-8 p.m.

Oct. 14

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.

Oct. 14

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 Way, Parker.

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.”

Oct. 15-16

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

Oct. 16

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 or Halloween with Horses on Facebook for more information, or call 303-841-5550.

Oct. 16

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 tunes.

Oct. 16

Legend Music Festival. The Legend High School Band Booster Organization presents the inaugural Legend Music Festival Oct. 16 at 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 competition.

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.

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, 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. 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.

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. 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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