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What's Happening in South Suburban (Jun 12 - 18)

What's Happening in South Suburban (Jun 12 - 18)

Jun 05 2017

Looking for free, low-cost, and affordable things to do in Centennial, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan? Well, your look is over! Here are just a few of the activities happening in South Suburban this week, Jun 12 - 18.

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FREE Golf Demo Day
South Suburban's annual Golf Demo Day is back! Join us for a day of delicious food, drinks, live music by Willie and the Po' Boys, and the latest and greatest golf gear.
Who: Ages 18 and up
When: 3:30 - 7:30 pm (Fri; Jun 16)
Where: Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel
Price: Free

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Mon, Jun 12

Camp X-plosion Summer Camp
Join us and have the best summer ever! Participants are offered a wide variety of activities in an outdoor setting including sports, team challenges, games and field trips. The program will explore many of the District’s facilities, along with field trips to some popular local attractions.
Who: Ages 11 - 14
When: 7 am - 6 pm (Mon; Jun 12 - Aug 4)
Where: Lone Tree Recreation Center
Price: $30 Resident, $38 Nonresident (daily)

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Volleyball Instruction for Youth
All levels of play welcome in this elementary, middle and high school co-rec program. Emphasizes fundamental skills, team strategies, and teamwork while building player confidence. Instructors lead participants through fun drills, games and scrimmages daily. 10 sessions.
Who: Ages 7 - 14
When: 9 - 10:30 am (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri; Jun 12 - 16)
Where: deKoevend Park
Price: $55 Resident, $63 Nonresident ($5.50 R, $6.30 NR per session)

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Intro to Clay
Roll, pinch, and pound! This class enhances your child's fine motor skills and imagination while having fun. Students will create exciting clay masterpieces in this independent class. 3 sessions.
Who: Ages 3 - 6
When: 4:30 - 5:15 pm (Mon; Jun 12 - 26)
Where: Goodson Recreation Center
Price: $25 Resident, $27 Nonresident ($8.33 R, $9 NR per session)

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Tue, Jun 13

FREE Equipment Orientation
Attend a general orientation session with a personal trainer in a group setting to learn the safe and proper use of a variety of cardiovascular and weight machines.
Who: Ages 10 and up (ages 10 - 13 must be accompanied by a registered adult)
When: 9 - 10:15 am (Tue; Jun 13)
Where: Buck Recreation Center
Price: Free
Additional times: 6:30 - 7:45 pm (Thu; Jun 15)

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Meet the Vegetable Gardener
Drop by the Vegetable Garden to observe Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers doing what they do best! The Gardeners will be available June through September to answer your questions and give advice on vegetable gardening in Colorado.
Who: All ages
When: 9:30 - 11:30 am (Tue; Jun 13)
Where: Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Price: Free

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FREE Theater in the Park
Stop on by to watch our youth theater production of Briar Rose - a wild, comic retelling of Sleeping Beauty.
Who: All ages
When: 10 - 11:30 am (Tue; Jun 13)
Where: Sterne Park
Price: Free
Additional times: Medema Park (Wed; Jun 14); Little Dry Creek Park (Thu; Jun 15); Puma Park (Fri; Jun 16)

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Young Artists Mini Art Camp
This imaginative class will create multimedia art projects related to various children's book themes and characters. 2 sessions.
Who: Ages 3 - 6
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm (Tue, Wed; Jun 13 - 14)
Where: Goodson Recreation Center
Price: $19 Resident, $21 Nonresident ($9.50 R, $10.50 NR per session)

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Community Drum Circle
Join people of all levels of musical expertise to share your rhythmical spirit in an oasis of beauty! Community drum circles are popping up throughout the nation as a fun way to celebrate community and life through recreational music making.
Who: All ages
When: 6:15 - 7:45 pm (Tue; Jun 13)
Where: The Hudson Gardens & Events Center
Price: $4

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Wed, Jun 14

Arapahoe County Council on Aging Speakers Series - "Driving Safely"
Join us for these informative topics presented by professionals throughout Arapahoe County. Light refreshments provided. This month features a program called “Car Fit”, presented by DRIVE SMART, which is dedicated to preventing traffic-related fatalities and injuries.
Who: Ages 18 and up
When: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm (Wed; Jun 14)
Where: Buck Recreation Center
Price: Free

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Transformers – Watching water-based critters
From nymph to dragonfly, tadpole to frog, meet nature's transformers while dipping in the pond. Find out how critters undergo amazing changes during their lives.
Who: Ages 5 - 8
When: 1 - 3 pm (Wed; Jun 14)
Where: South Platte Park
Price: $12 Resident, $15 Nonresident

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FREE Yoga in the Park
What better way to achieve unity and explore the interconnection between your mind, body and the world around you than in the great outdoors? All levels just show up with your body, an open mind, and a yoga mat.
Who: Ages 10 and up
When: 6 - 7 pm (Wed; Jun 14)
Where: Sterne Park (North Shelter), if heavy rain or lightning, move to Buck Recreation Center.
Price: Free

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So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
Are you thinking about taking up beekeeping but don’t know where to start? This informational session will review the time and financial commitments involved in keeping a hive, advice and a timeline for preparing for your first season, and the potential rewards and pitfalls you’ll experience as a first-year beekeeper.
Who: Ages 18 and up
When: 6 - 8 pm (Wed; Jun 14)
Where: The Hudson Gardens & Events Center
Price: $15

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Thu, Jun 15

Tai Chi in The Gardens
Bring balance to your life while relieving stress and increasing energy through the focused practice of Tai Chi.
Who: Ages 18 and up
When: 9 - 10 am (Thu; Jun 15)
Where: The Hudson Gardens & Events Center
Price: $10

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Insects and Spiders
Catch different kinds of insects in special nets to examine their shapes, sizes, colors and more! Explore the world of insect life-cycles, body parts, needs, and diversity. Meet outside the Carson Nature Center.
Who: Ages 5 - 8
When: 9 - 11 am (Thu; Jun 15)
Where: South Platte Park
Price: $9 Resident, $12 Nonresident

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Father's Day Family Art
Have a wonderful Father's Day and create a work of art with dad. All materials provided.
Who: Ages 2½ - 10
When: 11 am - 12 pm (Thu; Jun 15)
Where: Goodson Recreation Center
Price: $8 Resident, $9 Nonresident

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FREE Recycled/Repurposed/Re-used Craft Workshop
This is a free workshop in the Creativity Lab led by nationally known artist and writer Thea Hutcheson. She will help kids make a 3-dimensional art project. All materials will be provided. It is partially funded by grants from the Science and Cultural Facilities District, Denver County Fair, and South Suburban. Call Marilyn Cassidy at 303.761.2241 for more information or directions.
Who: All ages (ages under 7 must be accompanied by an adult)
When: 3 - 5 pm (Thu; Jun 15)
Where: Sheridan Recreation Center
Price: Free, No registration is required, just show up

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Reformer Basics Orientation
Learn the basics of Pilates as they apply to the Reformer apparatus. This 75-minute orientation will prepare you to participate in our four-week small group Reformer classes and/or private personal or small group Reformer training.
Who: Ages 16 and up
When: 6:30 - 7:45 pm (Thu; Jun 15)
Where: Buck Recreation Center
Price: $17 Resident, $21 Nonresident

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Glow Ball Mini Golf
Play mini-golf in the dark with lighted golf balls and holes for an entertaining summer night. The main lights will be turned off, the course will be lit with LED flag poles and LED course markers, and multiple colors of glow-stick golf balls will be available for your round.
Who: All ages
When: 8 - 10 pm (Thu; Jun 15)
Where: Colorado Journey
Price: $1 per person, plus regular mini golf admission

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Fri, Jun 16

Princess Dance
Little ones wear a tutu or other fun dance attire and learn choreography and techniques that are age-appropriate, high energy and FUN! 7 sessions.
Who: Ages 3 - 4
When: 10:45 - 11:30 am (Fri; Jun 16 - Jul 28)
Where: Sheridan Recreation Center
Price: $29 Resident, $33 Nonresident ($4.14 R, $4.71 NR per session)

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Pickleball Clinic
Come for a quick introduction to this badminton/tennis/table tennis-like sport with these 2-hour classes. Participants will be challenged to develop their skills by our seasoned instructors. Skill level for this session is 1.0 – 2.5 (beginners).
Who: Ages 18 and up
When: 5 - 7 pm (Fri; Jun 16)
Where: Cornerstone Park
Price: $10 Resident, $14 Nonresident

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Gymnastics - Parents Night Out
Parents can enjoy a night out while their kids are safe and entertained at Parent's Nite Out. At the start of the night, pizza and juice will be served. Children will then be split up into three groups based on their age and will rotate through three different activities of 45 minutes each: gymnastics, pool fun, and art activity.
Who: Ages 5 - 12
When: 6 - 9 pm (Fri; Jun 16)
Where: Goodson Recreation Center
Price: $15 Resident, $20 Nonresident

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Creativity Lab Family Night – Plant a Troll Garden in a Basket
Spend an evening in the Creativity Lab making a fun family project together!
Who: All ages
When: 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Fri; Jun 16)
Where: Sheridan Recreation Center
Price: $16 Resident, $19 Nonresident

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Sat, Jun 17

NEW! Outstanding Osprey
Hike with a naturalist to view South Platte Park's celebrity osprey couple as they hunt and tend to their nest. We will be in a limited access area and will get the best views in the Park.
Who: Ages 6 and up
When: 9 - 10:30 am (Sat; Jun 17)
Where: South Platte Park
Price: $10 Resident, $12 Nonresident

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Sun, Jun 18

FREE Sunday Music on the Patio – Steady Rush Band
Sit back, relax and wind down your weekends listening to local popular bands every Sunday.
Who: All Ages
When: 4 - 7 pm (Sun; Jun 18)
Where: Lone Tree Grill
Price: Free

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Concert: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
In a 20-year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. His hits include “Blue on Black”, “True Lies”, and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.”
Who: All ages
When: 7:30 pm (Sun; Jun 18)
Where: The Hudson Gardens & Events Center
Price: $34

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