ParkerFest Coming this summer!


A new downtown event is coming this summer to include local vendors, restaurants,  with some added special events, chef demonstrations and things for kids.

warhorseResidents and vendors are invited to attend a meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb 21 at the Warhorse Inn where there will be discussions on what this event will look like.  ParkerFest will run May 10 through October 11th.  Residents can see who some of the new vendors are and find out more about getting involved.

Vendors that sign up on Feb 21 will get 10% off the application fee.  There is also a drawing for free vendor space for the whole season.


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Tagawa Gardens Valentines Day Specials

pinery0011Sat., Feb. 14, 1-2 PM

Colorado Wildflowers from Seed

Don Eversoll Wildflower expert and founder of Beauty Beyond Belief Seed Co. A wonderfully informative class for anyone who wants the beauty of Colorado Wildflowers in their own landscape.

Sat., & Sun., Feb.14 &15
Sat. 10am – 4pm & Sun. 11am – 4pm

Rocky Mountain African Violet Society Plant Show & Sale

Tagawa is honored to host this wonderfully fun and educational show—sale of African Violets at the show are a fundraiser for the Society.


$29.99 for a dozen roses. See more about that offer

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Kidz Kulture Greek World Legend


Kidz Kulture on Feb. 21

Always the third Saturday of each month at the Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, for an adventure through the exciting world of art and culture.

The theme for 2009 is “World Legends.”

On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. celebrate Greek World Legend with performances from the Hellenic Greek dancers. Experience the intricate dance steps and beautiful costumes that originated from all parts of Greece.

There will be  hands-on art projects, and live performances.

Free to ALL but pre-registration is requested.

Go to to register or call 303.805.3263.

Kidz Kulture! is sponsored by the Parker Library, the Parker Cultural Commission, the Parker Artist’s Guild, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

Upcoming Kidz Kulture Events.

March 21: Irish Legends
April 18: Native American Legends

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Mainstreet Center in Parker hosting dance lessons!

linedanceCome to the Mainstreet Center Saturday February 21st from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and learn some of the latest line dances to hip hop, swing, Latin and country music!

This class is for beginners but there will be some fun challenges for the more experienced as well.  Men and Women aged 14 or older are welcome to attend.  Bring a large towel or yoga mat for 30 minutes of basic yoga before and after the workshop. Register online at or by calling 303.434.1560.

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Spring EGGstravaganza Wildlife Experience

springeggThe Wildlife Experience comes through again with something fun for us to do with the kiddo’s!

They say “Enjoy a day of family fun with activities to celebrate the beginning of spring!


Spring EGGstravaganza takes place the day before Easter Sunday on Saturday, April 11.

The event starts hopping at 9 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. Kids can make springtime crafts and play fun games, as well as visit egg hunt stations throughout the museum. And most importantly, take pictures of your kids with the Spring Bunny!

Spring EGGstravaganza is included with the price of regular admission to The Wildlife Experience. Adults (ages 13-64) are $9, Seniors (65+) are $8, Children ages 3 to 12 are $6 and children under 3 are free.”  I say, this place is great!

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Auditions for Missoula Childrens Theater Princess and the Pea

Missoula Childrens Theater

These productions are just fabulous, my daughters acted in them from age 3 up. They are very intense and remember that often over 100 kids show up to audition for 30 parts.  The staff is wonderful in trying to make everyone feel like they succeeded but there are still lots of tears so as a parent be ready for that.  The secret to getting into the productions is to show the directors that you can pay CLOSE attention and do EXACTLY what they tell you to do when you get called to talk or sing or dance.  If your child does make it it’s an amazing experience for you both.

Missoula Children’s Theater staff will audition local children in kindergarten through high school on Monday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet.

No preparations are necessary-just bring a smile! The cast and crew will work hard all week, Feb. 16-21 with daily rehearsals from 4 to 6 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and must be available for all rehearsals and pay a $35 production fee in order to participate.a Saturday dress rehearsal at 10 a.m.

Cast members must be available for all rehearsals and pay a $35 production fee in order to participate.

Performances of the Princess and the Pea are Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Mainstreet Center. Tickets are $5 for ages 3 and up and are available at the Parker Recreation Center and online at

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6 Tips to Help Prevent Car Break ins

Simple Tips Can Help Prevent Car Break ins

Due to recent car break-ins, the Police Department would like Parker residents to use caution and take steps to prevent crime in their neighborhood.

  1. Lock all cars, whether in your garage, on your driveway or on the street.
  2. Take all valuables out of your car. Even if the doors are locked, if the criminal can see it they will break the windows to get to it.
  3. If you must leave your car on the driveway or street, ALWAYS take the garage door opener out. This little device is the key to your home; do not give it to the criminal.
  4. Always leave your garage door closed, even if you are home. Criminals have no problem going into your open garage, even if they know you are home.
  5. When retiring for the night, make sure that the door between your garage and home is locked. This will ensure that even if you forget to shut the garage door, the criminal cannot get into your home.
  6. If you are woken up by something in the middle of the night and may be the witness to one of these crimes, call 9-1-1. Trust your instincts.

For more information, call the Police Department at 303.841.9800 or email

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Parker Citizen Police Academy

Parker area residents are once again invited to attend the Police Department’s citizen academy program, which gives participants first-hand information about how Parker’s Police Department operates. Classes will focus on traffic enforcement, accident reconstruction, DUI  enforcement, investigations, sex offender registrations, evidence collection/fingerprinting, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), Taser, Krav Maga (a self defense system), drugs, background investigations, bicycle patrol, animal control, police training program, municipal court, victim advocates and the terrorism liaison program.

The classroom work, combined with field trips and tours, begins Thursday, April 9 and requires a commitment of one night a week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for eight weeks. All classes will be held on Thursday nights, with one optional Saturday class at the shooting range.

Find the application for the program online at or pick one up at the Parker Police Department, located at 19600 E. Parker Square Drive. All applicants are subject to a background check.

Participation is limited to 20 people ages 21 and older

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RTD Service Changes

RTD Hosts Meetings on May 2009 Service Changes

Community members are invited to attend a public meeting regarding RTD’s May 2009 service changes on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Parker Town Hall, 20120
E. Mainstreet, in the Council Chambers. The proposed changes will have a significant
impact on Parker RTD service.

Visit for more information

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Equestrian Events in or near Parker

The United Professional Horsemen’s Association, Chapter 19, invites horse enthusiasts of all disciplines to join us for a day of fun and education!  Proceeds to benefit the UPHA Almost Summer Horse Show.

Six Sessions Include: (1) Starting Colts with Kim Vogel; (2) Training and Showing the Saddle Seat Horse with Tom Volz; (3) Preparation for the Show Ring (English and Western) with Kate Edmonds; (4) English/Western Equitation and Academy with Stacey Kipper; (5) Hitching and Driving with Martin Cockriel; and (5) Training and Showing the Western Horse with Dale/Terry Rickford.

Lunch will be provided, along with drinks, and will be held between sessions 3 and 4.  Begins at 9:00 AM, Ends at 4:00 PM.  Time will be available in all sessions and over lunch for questions and answers with these trainers.

Contact Farra Baker, 303-355-7633,

To be held at Parker Valley Farm, 39850 Swift Creek Circle, Elizabeth CO 80107.  Cost:  $75 – Individual / $125 – Family.

If you have another Equestrian event to add, just make a comment on this one!  Thanks.

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