Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rodeo in the Ranch

This weekend (July 16th & 17th) is the Annual Highlands Ranch Rodeo.  Some of the activities will include: bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and hayrides.  They will also have mutton busting and a chicken scramble for the kids!  Saturday grounds open at 9am with the rodeo starting at 11am and ending at 1pm.  Sunday the rodeo will be 1pm - 3pm with the grounds opening at 11am.  Tickets on the day of the event are $12 per adult and $7 per child (children 2 and under are free).  They may sell out so if you want to buy tickets ahead of time (at a slightly reduced price) call 303-471-8859.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund.  The rodeo takes place on Lucent Blvd. and Plaza Dr.  For more information including a schedule of events click here.

Ice Cream Social

Tonight is the annual Highlands Ranch Ice Cream Social.  All you can eat ice cream is $1.  There will also be Fire Rescue displays and demonstrations, live music, face painting, and more!  This event takes place at Civic Green Park from 6pm - 9pm.

My Favorite Muffin

This Friday and Saturday (July 15th & 16th) My Favorite Muffin is having a Grand Reopening!  They are going to be having some amazing deals such as buy one jumbo muffin get two free!  Also buy one sandwich get one free.  Their muffins are made with soybean oil instead of butter so they are healthier than traditional muffins, and still really yummy!  The address is 2201 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway.  They are open on Friday 6am - 2pm & Saturday 7am - 1pm.  The new owners are Highlands Ranch residents so stop by and support our neighbors!

Fishing Hole

Jack went fishing for the first time this weekend at Redstone Park Pond.  It's located just east of the playground at Redstone Park.  We were there early and there was already someone on the fishing dock, but there is a lot of safe shore fishing.  Anyone that is under the age of 16 doesn't need a license.  Jack didn't catch any fish, but he loved it.  There are also a lot of ducks in the pond, and of course we stopped at the park afterward.  We are so lucky to have a fishing hole so close to home!