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Posted 6/4/10

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Calendar

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Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send information to calendar@ccnewspapers.com, attn: Highlands Ranch Herald. No attachments. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.

Highlands Ranch

June 11

Colorado Wind Ensemble. The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association presents the Colorado Wind Ensemble from 6:30-8 p.m. June 11 at Civic Green Park. Pack a picnic and head on over to the second of four free concerts in Civic Green Park. Then mark your calendars for July 16 and the After Midnight Jazz Sextet and Aug. 27 and the Kutandara African Center’s Kid’s Koncert.

June 14

Little Nature Explorers Hug a Tree at Redstone Park Pond fishing pier shelter, from 10-10:45 a.m. June 14. Little ones ages 3-5 will learn to count tree rings and participate in tree-themed activities. Register at www.highlandsranch.org. Fee: Resident $6; non-resident $7.

June 17

Park Chat at Paintbrush Park from 6-7 p.m. June 17. Paintbrush Park is expanding. The playground is getting a climbing wall and a new trail crossing is being built in partnership with the Douglas County School District. Come learn about these and other Highlands Ranch Metro District projects.

June 18

Steak Fry. Mark your calendars for June 18 for a great night of food and fellowship at the annual Men’s Steak Fry at Cherry Hills Community Church. This year’s speaker is Jeff Sweetin, special agent in charge, drug enforcement administration. Tickets are $20. Visit CherryHills.com for more information and to purchase tickets by June 15.

June 19

Gravity Challenge BMX/Skateboard Competition at Redstone Park, 10 a.m. The Gravity Challenge provides a competitive event for skaterboarders and BMX riders in the Denver metro area. The contest is open to all ages and abilities with five divisions in which to participate. Registration is held the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $20.

June 19

KidFest is from 9 a.m. to noon June 19 at Civic Green Park. KidFest will entertain and engage children of all ages with live music, interactive demonstrations and educational booths. Join us for outdoor education, water conservation fun, VerbZone activities to get you moving around the park, the Fun Bus, a bounce house and more. Visit www.highlandsranch.org. Call Jenn Garber at 720-240-4909.

June 26

Music on a Summer Evening. Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents a night of music in the park at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Civic Green Park 9370 Ridgeline Blvd.

July 4

Fourth of July Parade will kick off the Highlands Ranch Community Association’s annual celebration at 9 a.m. July 4. The Family Pet and Bike Parade features decorated bikes, wagons, and dogs allowing the community’s littlest stars to show off their patriotic spirit immediately followed by the Community Parade and the 5K run/walk. The celebration continues at Town Center with music, food, beer, a pet adoption fair, and other games and entertainment and concludes about 9:30 p.m. with the Highlands Ranch fireworks display on the corner of Highlands Ranch Parkway and Blake Drive. Visit HRCAonline.org or call 303-791-2500.

July 15

Park Chats. Recreation staff will be on hand to answer questions about metro district recreation programs and to preview late summer and early fall recreation opportunities from 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 15 at Falcon Park, 9555 Fallbrook Drive. Park Chats are informal events led by the Highlands Ranch Metro District at various parks in the community. Visit www.highlandsranch.org.

July 22

Park Chats. Civic Green Park is a popular destination in the summer. Staff will talk about upcoming activities in the park as well as children’s sports and environmental education programming available through the metro district from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 22 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. Park Chats are informal events led by the Highlands Ranch Metro District at various parks in the community. Visit www.highlandsranch.org.

Aug. 5-6

Leadership Summit. The Global Leadership Summit is Aug. 5-6 at Cherry Hills Community Church. Whether at church, school, home or business, you are leading people and projects every day. The Summit will stretch your mind, expand your heart and help you use your God-given gifts to impact your family, your community and your world in real and powerful ways. Attendees will learn from a faculty of world-class leaders and thinkers including Bill Hybels, Tony Dungy and Jack Welch. Register and learn more at CherryHills.com.

Aug. 12

Park Chats. Not only does it have a new name, but Timberline Park is also undergoing changes including the addition of a restroom and park shelter. Metro district staff will answer questions about this popular neighborhood park from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 12 at 7250 Timberline Road. Park Chats are informal events led by the Highlands Ranch Metro District at various parks in the community. Visit www.highlandsranch.org.

Through Sept. 4

Yoga Day. NamasteWorks Yoga and Wellness LLC and the Highlands Ranch Metro District will again offer free Yoga in the Park. This summer-long mind/body practice is from 8:15-9:15 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday through Sept. 4, weather permitting, at Civic Green Park. Seasoned and first-time yogis at least 18 years of age are welcome to participate in the free practice. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and a water bottle. Check in at least 15 minutes before class starts.

Through Oct. 31

Farmers’ Market. The Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Denver Farmers’ Market are partnering to bring the Highlands Ranch Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31 at the Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St. in Highlands Ranch. Visit the www.HRCAonline.org for a list of vendors and their in-season produce.

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