Spring’s warmer days are coaxing all the flowers to bloom. And all of us, too, to get out and try something new (like watching a crazy-cool dance performance) or something we’ve been craving all winter long (like Rockies baseball). The Stepping Stone lifestyle is full of amazing local activities, plus that straight shot up I-25 on a convenient light rail train or a car ride to Coors Field. Happy spring!
Rockies Home Opener! – Apr. 4, 2:10pm
Is there any more magical way to spend an April Friday afternoon? Welcome back the Colorado Rockies (and spring itself) with friends (and maybe nachos and a cold one) at this season opening face-off with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets start at $4. Learn more.
Wonderbound Gone West – Apr. 12, 7:30pm; Apr. 13, 2pm
Wondrous, indeed. This multimedia experience explores the unique spirit of the West by creatively melding the dance of Wonderbound, the words of Lighthouse Writers Workshop Executive Director Michael Henry, and the music of acclaimed cellist/songwriter Ian Cooke. At the PACE Center. Tickets $24-35. Buy online. Learn more.
Just Between Friends Mega Sale – Apr. 10-13
Score some sweet (gently used) Easter outfits and summer clothes. Or just clear out the clothes your kids have outgrown. Douglas County’s premier children’s and maternity consignment sale is well-organized and well-priced for families who appreciate quality, brand-name clothing. Held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center in Castle Rock. Learn more.
Spring Eggstravaganza – Apr. 19, 9am-5pm
It’s an all-day celebration of spring—but with a conservation twist. Each year on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, The Wildlife Experience hosts a Spring Eggstravaganza with exciting activities, workshops, games, and crafts themed around recycling, rejuvenation, and rebirth. And you can get a picture taken with the Spring Bunny. All ages. Free to members and non-members with paid museum admission. Learn more.
Arbor Day Celebration – Apr. 26, 9-11am
Come plant a tree, enjoy breakfast refreshments, and help Parker remain a Tree City USA. (Tree-loving Parker has made the Arbor Day Foundation’s list for 19 years.) On a first-come, first-served basis, you can help the Town of Parker plant 60 trees of various species including elms, bur oak, white fir, pear, and a few evergreen trees. No need to sign-up, but you must bring your own gloves and shovels! Be sure to stop by the Arborist table and meet the town’s Park and Forestry team for tips on tree selection, planting and pruning. Location TBD. For more information, call 303.841.0353, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Town of Parker website.
An Evening with Jodi Picoult – Apr. 30, 7:30pm
Join author Jodi Picoult at The Wildlife Experience as she regales guest with the stories and inspiration behind her New York Times bestselling novels, such as My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller, and Lone Wolf. Picoult will sign books after her presentation. Books will be available for sale courtesy of the Tattered Cover Book Store. Sponsored by Douglas County Libraries, adults only. General Admission: $20; Private Book-Signing, Cocktail Reception, and Priority Seating: $60. Purchase tickets online. Learn more.