Friday, February 7, 2014

Baby Safety Fair

Babies"R"Us is hosting a baby safety fair.  This event will take place on Saturday, February 8th from 12pm - 3pm at the Highlands Ranch Babies"R"Us.  Visit in store with local partners whose focus is baby safety, and browse the latest safety products and services.  For more information, and to register, call 303-346-6266.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sweetheart Teddy Bear Tea

Saturday, February 15th from 10:30am - 12:00pm is the Sweetheart Teddy Bear Tea.  This event will take place at Southridge and is $15 per person (children must be accompanied by an adult).  What could be more fun than getting dressed up and bringing your favorite teddy bear to a tea party?  Some yummy tea time snacks will also be served.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Nature EdVentures

The Metro District invites you to have some wintry fun in Highlands Ranch

Who’s up for some Spontaneous Snow Fun? The Highlands Ranch Metro District is introducing a new Nature EdVentures program this winter for kids 8-12 to have fun in the snow. Register today and when snow starts to fly, park rangers will schedule and host an event that will teach kids about wildlife, making a snow shelter, and playing snow games. The cold day of wintry fun will conclude with some hot cocoa. To be placed on the Snow Fun e-mail list, please register online today at Payment will be due after a date has been set.

Spontaneous Snow Fun is just one of the many Nature EdVentures programs offered this winter. Upcoming programs also include:

Feb. 14 – Full Moon Hike – All ages/families. Stroll by the light of the moon and learn about the nocturnal creatures that call Highlands Ranch home. Take a night hike to look and listen for animal sights and sounds. Bring your flashlight. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Meet at Fly’n B Park, 2910 W. Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch.

Feb. 17-20 - Hunter Safety/Education Class– The course includes a minimum of 10 hours of classroom instruction encompassing all aspects of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife requirements. Students must pass a written examination and complete qualification shooting with a .22 caliber rifle. For questions, contact Steve Blue at or Amber Garrett at 720-240-5934. Fee: $10.

Feb. 20 – Little Nature Explorers: Sleeping Critters – Ages 3-5. Find out which animals are taking a long nap over the winter. What happens while they’re sleeping and when do they wake up? Children must be accompanied by an adult. A snack will be provided. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at the Metro District’s Parks, Recreation & Open Space Service Center, 3280 Redstone Park Cir. Fee: resident $12, nonresident $14.

Register for Nature EdVentures programs online at or in person at the Metro District Parks, Recreation & Open Space Service Center, 3280 Redstone Park Circle. Each program costs $10 for residents or $12 for non-residents, and is held at the service center unless otherwise noted. Group discounts may apply. For more information call 303-791-2710.

Relay for Life Kick Off

Volunteers invite residents to join the fight against cancer

            A group of volunteers from Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree have come together to fight a common goal, find a cure for cancer. The group is the Relay for Life of Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree event committee. Committee Co-chairs Jay Carpenter and Theresa Hastings would like to invite you to attend the Relay Kick Off Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Marriott Denver South.
            “Kick Off is a fun evening where we will celebrate this year’s Relay event scheduled for July 25,” said Carpenter. “Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the mission of the American Cancer Society, meet other Relay for Life participants, and go home energized and excited for this year’s event.”
            Relay for Life is a way for the community to honor and celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors at an overnight event held to recognize that cancer doesn’t sleep. Since the first Relay For Life, held in 1985 in Tacoma, Washington, the event has raised more than $4 billion at more than 5,200 events throughout the country. Last year’s Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree event raised $65,331. This year’s committee has set a goal of raising $100,000.
            “If you are touched by cancer, and are interested in learning more about Relay for Life, we hope you will come to Kick Off on Feb. 11,” said Hastings. “It’s such a wonderful event that brings great people together and kicks off our local Relay event on a high note. Relay provides us with a way to celebrate and honor cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease and fight back with the shared belief that cancer will one day be eliminated. Please join us Feb. 11.”
            The Relay for Life of Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree Kick Off is Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Marriott Denver South located at 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree. The event will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. with a brief program beginning at 6:30 p.m.
            To find out more about Relay for Life, visit or email Jay Carpenter at or Theresa Hastings at

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sweetheart Ball

The Highlands Ranch Father & Daughter Sweetheart Ball is this weekend!  At the Highlands Ranch Mansion on Friday, February 7th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, & Saturday, February 8th from 1:30pm - 3:30pm & 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  Tickets in advance are $25 and $33 at the door.  Each little sweetheart will receive a corsage and a special gift.  Some of the event highlights include dancing, refreshments, and a commemorative photo.  What a cute way for Father's to spend time with their little Sweethearts!