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Rachel’s Challenge Presentation Columbine 4/20/1999

Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America.

Powerful video/audio footage of Rachel’s life and the Columbine tragedy holds students spell-bound during a one hour school presentation that motivates them to positive change in the way they treat others.

Entertainers, politicians, sports celebrities, educators, and even two Presidents of the United States have been impacted by Rachel’s Challenge. However, students are the target audience and they have proven that they will respond with positive words, attitudes, and actions.

Your school and community will never be the same after being exposed to Rachel’s Challenge!

For all who would like to attend and invite a friend:

Rachel’s Challenge Presentation

Tuesday March 24th at 7 PM

Dwyer Hall in Ave Maria Church
9056 E Parker Road, Parker, CO 80138

To RSVP contact RC presenter Dave Gamache
Presentation for adults and students 6th grade and up

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Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church Fundraiser for MOPS

PEPC MOPS Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner Fundraiser and Benefit

Noodles & Company
11153 S. Parker Road at Twenty Mile
Sunday, March 15th,
4pm to 9pm
25% of funds will help childcare, scholarships for Mom’s, and Leadership Conferences
For more information contact: Whitney Gragg, 720-732-1645

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Jason McElway 2008 Most Amazing HS Sports Video

This has absolutely nothing to do with Parker, but I just wanted to share it with my community anyway.  Get your tissues ready… guys too! 😀 Jason McElway.

Comments welcome!

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Volunteering Opportunities in Parker

“Are you interested in serving the Parker Community? We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with programs in the Recreation Department. From one-day events to coaching a sports team, we would be happy to put your valuable skills to work. Customer Appreciation Week is nearing, March 9 to 14 and throughout the week, numerous volunteers will be needed to help make this event a success. Volunteers will take on a variety of roles helping with raffle drawings, set ups, tear downs, competition monitors, concessions, general admissions, general supervision and much more. The Fieldhouse Finale on Saturday, March 14 is the largest event of the week and volunteer help is greatly needed for this day. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a FUN volunteering experience! High school community service hours are also available. Contact Brenda Mooney at 303.805.6309. The Parker Cultural Commission offers concerts, plays and children’s activities year round. Volunteers will also be needed for Kidz Kulture! Irish Legends on Saturday, March 21 at the Mainstreet Center. Volunteer work includes general set up, clean up and leading children with crafts and general donations. The event begins at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kelly Kuper at 303.805.3263. Volunteer events are updated regularly online at”

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Labrador Retriever Photo Contest


A creative way to have fun with your Lab as you support Safe Harbor Lab Rescue ~ winners will be featured on our ~ 2010 Calendar All proceeds to benefit The Labs For details click on the link below Photo Contest Rules and Entry Form Deadline for entries is May 15th P.S. Invite your Lab-loving friends to join in the fun bysending this link!!

safeharborQuestions? write to us at

Thank you for supporting Safe Harbor Lab Rescue!

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Parker Customer Appreciation Week

Per the Town of Parker Blast!parkerrecs1

The Parker Recreation Department will be hosting a week-long Customer Appreciation celebration March 9-14 with free events at the Parker Recreation Center and Parker Fieldhouse.

Some of the exciting events will include:

Health Screenings – Monday, March 9, 8 a.m.-noon – Recreation Center

Recreation Decathlon – Tuesday, March 10, 6 p.m. – Fieldhouse
FREE! Join us for our inaugural Recreation Decathlon at the Parker Fieldhouse.  Pair up with a teammate and compete in 10 different events.  Events include football agility course, obstacle course, basketball skills challenge, one-mile cycle challenge, one-mile relay run, timed flex arm hang, standing long/vertical jump, relay race, climbing wall and mind game.  Participate in the all male, female or coed divisions.  Champions of each division will receive t-shirt and other prizes! Register online at

Bring a Guest Day – Wednesday, March 11 – Recreation Center and Fieldhouse

WiiT Tournament – Wednesday, March 11, 6 p.m. – Recreation Center – Ages 6 and up
FREE! Battle others on the Nintendo WiiTM in this interactive video game tournament.  This competition will involve multiple games requiring different skills.  Winners will be determined by an accumulated score.  Actual games will be announced the day of the tournament. Register online at

Wellness Demonstrations – Thursday, March 12 – Recreation Center

Dodgeball Tournament – Friday, March 13, 6 p.m. – Fieldhouse – Ages 18 and up
FREE! If you’re looking for an event that requires enthusiasm, teamwork and strategy then join us for our 2nd annual Adult Dodgeball Tournament at the Parker Fieldhouse.  Gather a team of 6-8 and join us for some fun!  Champions will be awarded a t-shirt and other prizes!  Register online at

Day Camp Open House – Saturday, March 14, noon-3 p.m. – Fieldhouse

Fieldhouse Finale – Saturday, March 14, 5-9 p.m. – Wrap up Customer Appreciation Week with fun for the whole family! Join us for skate night, free climbing wall, games, crafts, bounce house, discounted concessions, raffles and more.

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5280 Restaurant Reviews

Come and share which restaurants you visited for 5280 week and tell everyone if you will go back again for full price or wait until next year?



My husband and I ate at Mosaic and really enjoyed ourselves.  The decor is really unique, the “mosaic” tile applications throughout the restaurant, the cool glass fireplace in the center of the room, the aquarium down to the European style ladies room were all very 1st class.  I had the Caesar salad, chicken and he had the steak and tomato basil soup.   We both preferred the chicken dish and the soup.  The vegetarian entree looked great as it passed by our table.  The server was very attentive and fun to interact with. (We prefer personality in the waitstaff).  We will be back!

Yia Yias, Restaurant,

Yia Yia's, Restaurant,

The second restaurant was Yia Yia’s.  We went with friends and were able to sampe 3 different dishes, side dishes and desserts.  The steak was melt in your mouth tender and full of flavor, the sea bass was the best our friend had ever had and two of us had the lamb chops in a basalmic glaze.. YUM!  We shared a bottle of Pino Noir. We all got different desserts as well.. Bread pudding – Wonderful, Creme Brule’, meh…. and a Dark Chocolate, ice cream, filo and raspberry sauce AMAZINGLY wonderful creation that I stole most of from my husband! The most exciting news we found out at this restaurant is that they have 5280 every Sunday evening.  With the beautiful patio overlooking a pond, we will definately be taking advantage of that this spring and summer.

Share you experiences with the rest of your 5280 friends!


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Workshop for Potential Parker Civic Center Users

The Town is moving forward with the design and construction of the Parker Civic Center and is seeking input from the community regarding the anticipated uses for the proposed facility. The Town would like to invite potential users and user groups to attend a community open house regarding interior uses for the Civic Center on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet.

The proposed 46,000 square foot facility is planned to be located in downtown Parker, near the southeast corner of Mainstreet and Pine Drive. Elements anticipated to be included in the facility include a 500-seat performance theater, a flexible space venue, public art gallery, dance studio, kitchen area, multi-purpose rooms, lobby/reception area, plus various support and ancillary spaces.

Anticipated uses for this facility include theater, dance and music activities and performances, conferences, seminars and meetings, recitals and receptions, art exhibits, youth and senior activities, community meeting rooms and instructional and demonstration classes.

Brought to you by the Town of Parker

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5280 Restaurant Week

mosiac Running Feb 21 thru 27th some just extended the date to March 6th. Look for the (E) next to those.

This is an awesome opportunity to try out restaurants that you’ve always wanted to try! For $52.80 a couple you get a fabulous meal for 2.

The local spots to support are Mosaic (We have a reservation for Saturday)
Hacienda Colorado & Maggiano’s Little Italy.

This is the complete list of the Denver Tech Center area Restaurants.  If there is an E after it that means they are going through March 6th Extended date.

Denver Tech Center

Baca – E Maggiano’s Little Italy – Denver Tech Center – E
Bonefish Grill Greenwood Village – E McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant DTC – E
Brook’s Steak House & Cellar Mel’s Bar and Grill – E
Citron Bistro – E Mosaic – E
Cool River Steakhouse Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen – DTC – E
Cru A Wine Bar – Park Meadows Pesce Fresco – E
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse – E San Lorenzo Ristorante – E
Great Northern – E Sansone’s Bistro
Hacienda Colorado – Lone Tree The Fresh Fish Company – E
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar – Landmark The Perfect Landing Restaurant – E
Il Fornaio – E The Summit – E
Jing (Village Shops @ The Landmark) – E The Tavern Tech Center
Landry’s Seafood House – E Yia Yia’s Euro Cafe
Lodo’s Bar and Grill – Highlands Ranch Zink Kitchen + Bar – E
Lucy – E

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