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Parker News

November 2016

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Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The facility will reopen for business on Monday, Nov. 28.
Thanksgiving Facility Closure on Thursday, Nov. 24, All Day- PACE, Parker Fieldhouse and Recreation Center.

Turkey Day 5K Fun Run/Walk
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 24
LOCATION: Parker Recreation Center
TIME: 8 a.m.
COST: $15 pre-register, $20 race day
CONTACT: 303.805.6304
Come celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday while getting a workout! The course for runners is a loop through the community, while the walkers’ course is an out-and-back on Cherry Creek Regional Trail.
A scaled-down version of our 5K race series, this non-sanctioned event will be unofficially timed, however all participants will receive a giveaway and a chance to win prizes. Strollers are welcome but please leave your dog at home.

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting
DATE: Friday, Nov. 25
LOCATION: O’Brien Park
TIME: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
New Format and Time….Same Traditions!
O’Brien Park comes alive for the holidays at the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting presented by Xfinity and Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care on Friday, Nov. 25 with the new start time of 5:30 p.m. This year’s event will begin with the Parker Chorale leading the Town Sing-a-Long to Silent Night followed by the countdown to the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting. Once the park is lit, visitors can stroll around this festive community space to take in the sights and sounds of the holidays!
Enjoy Illuminated holiday-themed ice sculpture displays and entertainment, caroling by local school choirs, tasty treats or even participate in a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to stop by the Town tent before your walk to pick up a program and scavenger hunt key! Make your first stop a visit with the Parker Police Department at its annual Cram the Cruiser event. Bring a food donation to the Police booth (individual sized servings) and receive a stamp on your scavenger hunt passport. If you visit enough places throughout the park, you may even win a 50-inch TV from Xfinity.
Visit www.ParkerOnline.org/MayorsHolidayLighting for more information.

Holiday Carriage Rides
DATE: Saturdays, Thanksgiving through Christmas
LOCATION: Downtown Parker
TIME: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
CONTACT: 303.805.3253
Experience the magic of downtown Parker! Rides will be provided every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the 2016 season. Carriages will pick up and drop off at the new Douglas County Libraries in Parker and at the O'Brien Park parking lot. All carriage and wagon rides are complimentary to the public, although participants will be required to reserved time slots in advance. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-up will open on the day that rides are held at 2 p.m. Visit
www.ParkerOnline.org/CarriageRides for more information and to sign up for carriage rides.
Town Hall will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Homeowner Building Class
DATE: Nov. 3
TIME: 6 p.m.
CONTACT: 303.841.1970
The Town of Parker's Homeowner Building Classes give people a chance to ask all kinds of building-related questions. All types of projects can be discussed. Building Division staff will take you through the permit process, explain fees and discuss required inspections. This is a good opportunity to meet the people who will help you with the application and plan review process and also to meet with the field inspectors.
2016 Election ballots can be dropped off in the ballot box in the front circle of Town Hall, inside Town Hall at the Election Center, or the Parker Police Department.

Performances at the PACE Center
Nov. 4- BAM Percussion:
What do you get if you mix comedy, drums, and crazy hair? BAM Percussion! With side-splitting comedy and savage drumming virtuosity, the pulsating energy of BAM is a blast for all ages! From beginning to end, the Blue Barrel Show electrifies the crowd with its powerful rhythms and its deliriously funny sketches. The pulsating energy of BAM is contagious. The BAM characters, who look like they walked straight out of a mad cartoon, speak a unique language: BAMspeech, spoken only by them, but understood by everyone from 3 to 83 years old.

Nov. 5- The Uncharted Series: Storytellers- A Night in Nashville
Without risk, there can be no reward. Challenge yourself to get out of your routine and explore uncharted territory. Parker Arts’ new Uncharted Music Series features artists and bands from off-the-beaten path. Discover the music of emerging talent, obscure genres, and sounds that are fresh and new to you. So go ahead, try something different! Nov. 9- Super Scientific Circus
Science can be fun AND funny! The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

Nov. 11-20- The Diary of Anne Frank
In this gripping adaptation, newly discovered writings from the poignant diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary story of the people persecuted under Nazi rule.

Nov. 12- The Manhattan Transfer
Combining forces for the first time, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, two of the most acclaimed award-winning vocal groups in pop music create an unforgettable concert event that will thrill audiences of all ages.

Nov. 13- Rusted Root
This powerhouse ensemble’s rhythmic fusion of acoustic, rock, and other styles of world music, transcends age, generations, cultures and musical tastes. Their 1994 hit single “Send Me On My Way” has been featured in many films and commercials over the years.

Nov. 13- Wynonna and The Big Noise
Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic career.

Nov. 26- The Bluzinators
Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, and their 13-piece horn band will be singing and dancing to your favorite tunes like “Soul Man,” “Stand By Your Man” and even some holiday tunes sung Blues-Brothers style.
For more information contact 303.805.6800 or www.ParkerArts.org

Saturday Skate Night DATE: Nov. 19 TIME: 5:30-9 p.m. LOCATION: Parker Fieldhouse CONTACT: 303.805.6309 COST: $3 for skaters or any age. Non-skating adults with skating children are always free. Grab some friends and your roller skates or blades for Skate Night! Participants can skate around the rink and listen to great, family-friendly music. The time is designated for open skating with no hockey allowed. This event is great for all ages and teens looking for something to do on a Saturday night.