Here in the south metro area, we have February covered when it comes to affairs of the heart. Ready for romance? Take your sweetie to the classic, WWII-era musical about love overcoming prejudice, South Pacific. Or maybe you’d prefer to bond with your favorite tween at the Daddy Daughter Ball. On the other hand, you could skip all the mushy stuff and tackle the topic in a more literal way with some heart-healthy tips at The Healthy Living Expo.
This month, there’s just so much going on around Stepping Stone, 28 days might not be enough.
The Healthy Living Expo: Live, Work and Play Healthier, Colorado! – Feb. 8, 8am-3pm
Hosted by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, the Expo inspires healthier, happier living. Pick up practical ideas and encouragement at booths, displays, and entertainment events hosted by various companies, health organizations, and nonprofits. Topics range from sustainable living and beauty, to biking, camping and heart health. Be sure to kick off the day at the Freeze-Your-Buns-Off 5k Race or the free 6202 Altitude Walk, a brisk walk for all age groups and abilities. Learn more.
South Pacific at the PACE Center – Feb. 12-16
It’s definitely going to be “Some Enchanted Evening” for couples attending this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, beloved for hits such as “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair.” Accompanied by a live orchestra, a talented cast of singers will present this tale of an island paradise where two parallel love stories contend with the dangers of prejudice and war. Tickets $25-58. Evening, matinee and senior matinee performances. Learn more.
Daddy Daughter Ball – Feb. 15
Dads, don’t miss this opportunity to make memories with your little girls while you’re still their #1 dance partner. This year’s ball, themed Daddy’s Little Princess, will be filled with music, dancing, photo opportunities, refreshments, and a raffle with lots of fun prizes. Held at the Douglas County Events Center. Be sure to purchase your tickets by 5pm on Feb. 14 for the best price (tickets are available at the door for $10 more). Learn more.
Bluegrass Concert Series at Parker Mainstreet – Feb. 15, 7pm
This month, the Colorado Bluegrass Society presents Quickdraw Homegrown Music, opened by Jeff Scoggins & Colorado. Part of the 2014 Winter Series South, this concert will be held at the Parker Mainstreet Center at 19650 E. Mainstreet. Tickets $12-16. Buy tickets.
Free Entrance to National Parks- Feb. 15-17
President’s Day weekend—the perfect time to noodle around in a National Park. For free. Ok, so you’ve already visited the big names like Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde, but maybe it’s time to try on some lesser-known gems, such as Curecanti and Hovenweep. But it is still winter—so be sure to check each park’s hours and seasons before you head out. Learn more.
Casino Night – Feb. 21, 7pm
Sure, you could go to Vegas. But once you check out the airfare and hotel rates, suddenly Lone Tree’s looking pretty good. A new and improved Casino Night is coming to the Lone Tree Arts Center. A Full House Casino Company will provide exciting casino action. New this year: a vintage blackjack table, a roulette table, a giant vintage dice wheel, and antique slot machines. Music provided by The Lawyers. Tickets are $30 and include blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, prizes, and hors d’oeuvres. Drinks for purchase. Casino Night Silent Auction proceeds to benefit the Lone Tree Highlands Ranch Relay for Life supporting the American Cancer Society. See www.rflhr-lt.org for more details. Learn more.
Denver Restaurant Week-Feb. 22-28
For a decade now, Denver Restaurant Week has showcased our city’s impressive and growing culinary scene — while giving diners an incredible deal. Throughout the metro area, participating restaurants offer a multi-course dinner for the fixed price of $60 for two, or $30 for one (not including tax or gratuity). Check out the website for a full list of restaurants, including a list of our yummy options in the south metro area, from Cafe Terra Cotta in Littleton, to Baca in the Tech Center, to local chef celebrity Frank Bonanno’s Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria at Park Meadows.
Pinkalicious Party – Feb. 27, 1pm-2:30pm.
Based on the popular children’s book, Pinkalicious, this party will be perfectly pinktastic with games, crafts, and activities. For ages 3-6 at the Parker Recreation Center. Tickets $16-19. Register online or call (303) 841-4500.