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πŸ’ Babysitter-Worthy Events for May

Date night events in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Surrounding Areas

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher January 30, 2022

Being a parent is rewarding and fulfilling, but having a little time for yourself is essential! Regular date nights can strengthen relationships, increase communication, and allow you to de-stress. And ultimately, happy parents make happy kids!

If dinner and a movie are your "go-to" for an adults-only event, we've found a few new ways for you to connect with your mate or your besties.


Please note: Registration may be required, even for free events. Click the event title to view the calendar listing with full details.


May 1 ~ Denver Concert Band presents Western Showcase
Lone Tree Arts Center • $21-$23
The 2021-2022 formal season concludes with the Denver Concert Band's annual Young Artist concert. Join the band in showcasing a Young Artist Scholarship recipient, as well as exploring music iconic to the West!

May 4 ~ Basics of Birdwatching
DCL in Castle Rock • FREE!
Join the Town’s Natural Resource Specialist for this indoor birdwatching program for beginners. Learn about bird identification, choosing and using binoculars and field guides, finding local birding spots, and so much more.

May 4 ~ Landmark Lectures: The Seamy Side of Denver
Highlands Ranch Mansion • $20
During the 19th century, brothels, casinos, murder, and crooked politicians ruled Denver, giving rise to a mafia and KKK presence and good government advocates that pompously sought to clean the town up. The result is a rollicking story of greed, lust, and deception that encompasses the seamy side of the city’s history.

May 4, 11, 18, and 25 ~ Weekly Wednesday Hike
Locations Vary • FREE!
Most residents would agree that Douglas County has some of Colorado's most beautiful trails and open spaces. Local hikes are easy-to-moderate with minimal elevation gain and up to 5 miles at a 1-1.5 mile an hour pace.

May 6 ~ PSO: Requiem — Johannes Brahms
PACE Center • Tickets start at $24
One of the earliest composers during the “Romantic” period, Brahms was sometimes called the “next” Beethoven. The Colorado Saints Chorale will join the Parker Symphony Orchestra to perform the lovely Brahms Requiem in the final concert of the season.

May 7 ~ Moms & Mimosas
Outlets at Castle Rock • $15
Celebrate Mom with a special shopping day and exclusive discounts and perks for ticketholders, all for a great cause. $10 of each ticket will go to support The Help & Hope Center.

May 7 ~ 5th Annual Victoria's Tea Fundraiser
The Gathering Place at Christ's Episcopal Church • $35
The Castle Rock Historical Society & Museum is hosting its annual Victoria's Tea Fundraiser featuring “The Legendary Ladies.” See these wonderfully entertaining ladies bring Colorado’s past to life while enjoying delicious tea and scones

May 7 ~ Parker Chorale presents Parker: Past & Present
PACE Center • Tickets start at $24
Once a simple rail stop, Parker is now a bustling town that continues to grow. Its rich history and lively present-day are accompanied by the music of the times that create the unique soundtrack of Parker. Join Parker Chorale as they bring this soundtrack to life.

May 7 ~ Smokey & Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $35
Smokey Robinson, a founder of Motown and one of the producers of Motown: The Musical, went backstage on opening night to look for Charl Brown, the handsome young actor who portrayed him in the show. When he found Charl backstage, Smokey smiled and simply said, “Hello, Me!” This delightful story became the inspiration for a spectacular show that celebrates the life, music, and career of the acclaimed singer-songwriter.

May 12 ~ Wine and Bling for Charity
Game Train USA • $35
Enjoy a tasting by One Hope Winery with a simulated train ride past the winery. Shop Touchstone jewelry by Swarovski. 10% of all wine, jewelry, food, and beverage sales will go to the non-profit of the month.

May 13 ~ Paint and Party with the Horses
Sky View Farm • $25
This Paint and Party will focus on our soon-blooming flowers. The horses will be looking over your shoulder while local artist, Jill Natvig, guides participants through this flower-filled canvas. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring your own adult beverages.

May 13 ~ The "Cans" Festival
Southridge Recreation Center • $30
Join HRCA and Davidsons Beer, Wine and Spirits for a tongue-in-cheek salute to the original Cannes Film Festival. No films — but lots of canned alcohol! Cans are not just for beer anymore. Try dozens of canned wines and cocktails for you to enjoy this summer and beyond.

May 13 ~ Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra presents Bravo, Beethoven
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $21
Celebrating the renown of Beethoven, the LTSO performs Symphony No. 3, "Eroica." The program will also include Brahms’ "Tragic Overture," Op. 81 in D Minor, Borodin's "Polovtsian Dance" from Prince Igor, and Bernstein’s "Magnificent Seven."

May 14 ~ Guided Birdwatching Walk
East Plum Creek Trail • FREE!
Join the Natural Resource Specialist for an early morning walk along a paved trail in search of migratory songbirds and birds of prey in Castle Rock. Please bring your own binoculars. This easy two-hour easy is designed to advance birding skills discussed in the indoor class, but attendance in the Basics of Birdwatching class is not required.

May 14 ~ Class and a Glass
Impact Taekwondo • $30
Enjoy an hour of stretching, fitness, and martial arts! After the ladies-only class, celebrate with Brunch and Mimosas or Juice — and you get to keep the glass! No experience is necessary, just a positive attitude and a desire to have fun!

May 14 ~ The Great Guitars
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $35
The Great Guitars featuring Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, and John Jorgenson traces its colorful heritage back to the 1970s when the legendary jazz guitarists toured the world and recorded together.

May 20 ~ Yoga on the Farm
Sky View Farm • $22
Gently flow in the light and warmth of the barn, allowing the horses to assist you in finding your breath. Give yourself these 60 minutes to decompress. Plan to stay after for some community refreshments and good cheer!

May 21 ~ Denver Ballet Theatre Academy presents Don Quixote
PACE Center • $35-$40
Based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote tells the story of the old hidalgo who reads many chivalric romance novels. One day, with Sancho Panza as his squire, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure as a medieval knight to bring justice to the world and honor to Dulcinea, the lady of his dreams.

May 22 ~ Tea Tastings: Herbal Teas
Lone Tree Recreation Center • $20-$23
Did you know herbal "teas" do not come from the tea plant? Did you know not all herbal teas are caffeine-free? Learn about herbal tisanes and fruit infusions, taste numerous suggestions, and get suggestions for making your own herbal blends.

May 22 ~ Simply Sinatra with Steve Lippia and the CJRO
PACE Center • $29
The CJRO once again joins Steve Lippia, acclaimed interpreter of “The Great American Songbook,” for an evening of Sinatra classics. This concert is always a sellout!

May 24 ~ A Night with the Coroner
Cherokee Ranch & Castle • $32.75
Cherokee Ranch & Castle proudly welcomes Lora Thomas, former Douglas County Coroner, for her sell-out presentation, A Night With The Coroner. This segment showcases the 1991 United Bank Massacre. Proceeds benefit suicide prevention programs.

May 24-29 ~ CATS
The Buell • Tickets start at $35
Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including "Memory," one of the most treasured songs in musical theater. Winner of 7 Tony Awards®, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

May 25 ~ Cold Cases & Cocktails
Southridge Recreation Center • $25
See a live presentation of the 2001 Sasser Homicide Investigation presented by Captain Darren Weekly of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. You'll get a peek behind the scenes of a real-life investigation!

May 27 ~ Downtown Parker Wine Walk
Downtown Parker • $25
Gather your friends and colleagues, grab your collectible glass and map at the Parker Chamber office, and spend an evening discovering businesses in Downtown Parker. More than 20 Downtown Parker merchants will be pouring wine on the last Friday of the month from May through September.

May 28 ~ A "Walk Through Time" Hike
Cherokee Ranch & Castle • $35
This walk is designed to introduce guests to the amazing land surrounding the Castle, with incredible views from the top of Cherokee Mountain. Participants will explore the basic geology and local weather and learn about the archaeological history as well as the early settlers who came to Douglas County in the 1800s.

May 31-June 5 ~ Dear Evan Hansen
The Buell • Tickets start at $35
Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.


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