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What's Happening in South Suburban (Aug 7 - 13)

What's Happening in South Suburban (Aug 7 - 13)

Jul 31 2017

Looking for free, low-cost, and affordable things to do in Centennial, Littleton, and Lone Tree? Well, your look is over! Here are just a few of the activities happening in South Suburban this week, August 7 - 13.

Featured Activity

Pancake Stampede 5K Fun Run & Walk
The race is a part of Littleton's Western Welcome Week celebration and held before the annual pancake breakfast at Arapahoe Community College.
Who: All ages
When: 8 - 10 am (Sun; Aug 13)
Where: The Hudson Gardens & Event Center at Mary Carter Greenway, along the South Platte River
Price: Early registration - $15 Adult Resident, $5 Youth Resident

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Mon, Aug 7

Junior Jump Start Tennis
This class focuses on the "fun"damentals of tennis. Teaching basics while having fun. Players learn all the strokes, scoring and basic strategy. "Swing" on over for a great time. 8 sessions.
Who: Ages 9 - 17
When: 4:30 - 5:30 pm (Mon, Wed; Aug 07 - 30)
Where: Lone Tree Tennis Center
Price: $81 Resident, $99 Nonresident ($10.13 R, $12.38 NR per session)
Additional Times: 4 - 5 pm, Holly Tennis Center and 4:30 - 5:30 pm, deKoevend Park (Tue, Thu; Aug 8 - 31)

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Teen and Adult Drawing with Colored Pencils
Work with colored pencils and rapidly experience new levels of appreciation in the pencil world of art. Learn a variety of styles, and different texture combinations. All levels of experience welcome. 3 sessions.
Who: Ages 16 and up
When: 7 - 9 pm (Mon; Aug 07 - 21)
Where: Goodson Recreation Center
Price: $36 Resident, $40 Nonresident ($12 R, $13.34 NR per session)

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Full Moon Walk
Challenge your senses as a naturalist guides you on an exciting, moonlight adventure through a riverside forest. This month we look for owls.
Who: Ages 6 and up
When: 7:30 - 9 pm (Mon; Aug 07)
Where: South Platte Park
Price: $12 Resident, $9 Nonresident

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Tue, Aug 8

Kids Mighty Mites Instructional Classes
Interact with other youth in a safe, fun environment that teaches fundamental skills through a variety of fun games. This multi-sports class will offer a new activity for each week from soccer, football, wiffleball, mini golf, or numerous tag games. 4 sessions.
Who: Ages 3 - 6
When: 9 - 9:50 am (Tue; Aug 08 - 29)
Where: Sports Dome
Price: $45 Resident, $60 Nonresident ($11.25 R, $15 NR per session)
Additional times:: 10 - 10:50 am, Mighty Mites Instructional Soccer

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FREE Equipment Orientation
Attend a general orientation session with a personal trainer in a group setting to learn safe and proper use of a variety of cardiovascular and weight machines.
Who: Ages 10 and up (ages 10 - 13 may attend with a registered adult)
When: 9 - 10:15 am (Tue; Aug 8)
Where: Buck Recreation Center
Price: Free, registration required

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Wed, Aug 9

STAR (South Suburban’s Therapeutic Adaptive Recreation) Trail Blazers
Explore the great outdoors while hiking through the splendid Rocky Mountains on Colorado's beautiful trails. Each week we will explore a different state park.
Who: Ages 13 and up
When: 9 am - 1 pm (Wed; Aug 09)
Where: Staunton State Park
Price: $30 Resident, $36 Nonresident

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Thu, Aug 10

Reformer Basics Orientation
Learn the basics of Pilates as they apply to the Reformer apparatus. This class will prepare you for our four-week Reformer classes and/or private personal or small group training.
Who: Ages 16 and up
When: 9:30 - 10:45 am (Thu; Aug 10)
Where: Buck Recreation Center
Price: $17 Resident, $21 Nonresident
Additional times: 10:30 - 11:45 am (Sat; Aug 12)

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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; Aug 10)
Where: Colorado Journey Mini Golf
Price: $1 per person, plus regular mini golf admission

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Fri, Aug 11

Adult Women Power of Self Love Transformation Workshop
This two-day workshop offers an opportunity to take some much needed time to learn new ways to practice self-care and create more balance in our lives. Some of the tools learned and practiced include meditation, journaling, gratitude, and more. 2 sessions.
Who: Women ages 18 and up
When: 4 - 6 pm (Fri; Aug 11) and 10 am - 12 pm (Sat; Aug 12)
Where: The Lone Tree Hub
Price: $65 Resident, $69 Nonresident ($32.50 R, $34.50 NR per session)

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Teens USTA 3v3
We’re excited to partner with USTA Colorado to introduce 3v3 tennis to young players. This is a team format with three players per team. Multiple matches are played and players can "tag" in and out between games. Match experience is optional...FUN is mandatory.
Who: Ages 12 - 14
When: 4:30 - 6:30 pm (Fri; Aug 11)
Where: Lone Tree Tennis Center
Price: $20 Resident, $25 Nonresident

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Anne of Green Gables - A Youth Theater Production
South Suburban's finest youth actors present Anne of Green Gables. Share the adventures of Anne Shirley and her “best friend for life,” Diana Barry, as they travel from childhood to maturity in this heartwarming adaptation, which beautifully captures the highlights of the classic novel.
Who: Ages 3 and up
When: 7 - 8 pm (Fri; Aug 11)
Where: Buck Recreation Center
Price: $4 Youth, $7 Adult

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Sat, Aug 12

Adult Pickleball Clinic
Come for a quick introduction to this badminton/tennis/table tennis-like sport with this two-hour class. Level 1 - 2.5
Who: Ages 18 and up
When: 8 - 10 am (Sat; Aug 12)
Where: Cornerstone Park Pickleball Courts
Price: $10 Resident, $14 Nonresident

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FREE Stampede for Open Space
This fun event is for all ages and is a part of Littleton's Western Welcome Week celebration. There will be educational activities, such as gold panning, nature-themed crafts, and learning about the area’s earliest inhabitants for the whole family to celebrate our community's wonderful open spaces.
Who: All ages
When: 9 am – 12 pm (Sat; Aug 12)
Where: South Platte Park
Price: Free

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Perseids Meteor Shower Event
We'll look for meteors while enjoying a relaxing evening outside after the park is closed.
Who: Ages 6 and up
When: 8 - 10 pm (Sat; Aug 12)
Where: South Platte Park
Price: $8 Resident, $12 Nonresident

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Sun, Aug 13

FREE Sunday Music on the Patio – Power of Two
Sit back, relax and wind down your weekends listening to this local popular band. The music is free, and we'll have food and beverage specials.
Who: All ages (children must stay with their parents for safety purposes)
When: 4 - 7 pm (Sun; Aug 13)
Where: The Lone Tree Grill
Price: Free

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Hudson Gardens’ Concert – Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys
Rock to the Chicano-style music of these two bands. Los Lobos hits include “La Bamba”, “Will the Wolf Survive”, and “Come Let's Go.” Los Lonely Boys hits include “Heaven”, “More Than Love,” and “Diamonds.”
Who: All ages
When: 7 pm (Sun; Aug 13)
Where: The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
Price: $39 Adult, $29 Child

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Other Happenings

Recreation Center Maintenance Closures
Please note the following recreation center facility closures for annual maintenance:

During this time, passes to Sheridan Recreation Center will be honored at Buck Recreation Center.

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