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EDITOR’S TAKE - PRC

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HISTORY HASHTAG

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ON YOUR MARK

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SHAVE THE MAYOR

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

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PIPE BAND

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AROUNDTOWN THINGSTODO Trails Across Douglas County: From Footpaths to Interstate Across the Arkansas/Platte Divide Beginning with Native American footpaths along the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Monument Creek, Plum Creek, and Cherry Creek waterways have evolved into major north-south transportation corridors. The Trappers Trail, Smoky Hill Trail, and Cherokee Trail were used by mountain men, military expeditions, gold seekers, and homesteaders. The Denver & Rio Grande and the Denver & New Orleans railroads provided the transportation systems needed for Douglas County growth. Named “auto trails” such as the National Park-­to-­Park Highway, preceded U.S. Highway 85, also known as the “Ribbon of Death.” Colorado Highway 83, with its "Bridge to Nowhere," was the original planned route for I- 25. Join Lee and Jane Whiteley, authors of five books on early transportation systems of the West and associate producers of the PBS documentary Paving the Way, the National Park-­to-­Park Highway, for an interesting look at how travel across Douglas County has evolved in the last 150 years. WHEN: Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm WHERE: The Schoolhouse at Mainstreet, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker, CO

SUPPORTLOCAL ShamROCK stampedeShamROCK Stampede’s mission is to elevate the celebration of St. Paddy’s Day with a family friendly Walk/Run and Irish-themed festival to increase awareness and raise funds for organizations that help our veterans, first-responders, and others break free from PTSD and mental illness. Our 2nd Annual ShamROCK Stampede launches on Saturday March 21st from 8am – 1pm at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock CO. Our unique family friendly ShamROCK style course spreads out over East Plum Creek Trail with a Kid’s 1K Sham-Scram, 3.3k, and our Lucky 7K! Our Back to Health Expo includes vendors working in the health space and special guest speakers giving the message of help and hope. This year will also feature local breweries and food, live music, and world class street magic from Theatre of Dreams, all raising awareness and funds for our cause. Proceeds benefit the following organizations: • Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation • The Shelter Foundation • Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus For more information and to register visit our website at www.shamrockstampede.com

OPPORTUNITYKNOCKS 2020 Scholarships Help Young Baseball/Softball Players in Need The Double Angel Foundation (DAF) is awarding $7,000 in baseball/softball scholarships in 2020 so that enthusiastic ballplayers between the ages of 5 and 18 can enjoy their sport. A total of $3,000 is dedicated for individual baseball and softball players who love their sport but are unable to pay for all the costs associated with competition. These scholarships can be used for all types of baseball and softball programs to pay for registration fees, tournament costs, uniforms and equipment. To apply for scholarships, young athletes in Douglas County and the Denver metro area are asked to provide information about themselves and their financial need. They must also include a recommendation from their coach or parents. The remaining $4,000 will be donated to Parker Youth Sports to help local youngsters who are involved in its programs and to purchase new equipment. The scholarship program was organized in 2000 to honor Dillon and Logan Dixey, two Parker brothers who loved baseball but tragically drowned after being overcome by carbon monoxide while swimming at the rear of a houseboat. DAF also constructed a baseball complex in Parker to provide more fields for youth to play the game. For information visit doubleangel.org or email doubleangelorg@msn.com. The application can be found at https://tinyurl.com/wspmjb5. 6 SEARCHSOUTHAURORA | MARCH 2020


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EDITORSTAKE PARKERRACQUETCLUB I had the opportunity to take a tennis lesson from Steve Prosowski at Parker Racquet Club to step up my game a little bit! I am a beginning tennis player and just learned how to play last summer at our neighborhood courts. I had an hour-long lesson, but the time seemed to go by quickly and I really enjoyed it! Parker Racquet Club is very nice and modern, but not overly formal. The lobby area has tables and chairs to socialize or wait and has a beautiful outdoor patio where events are sometimes hosted. The fieldhouse portion has multiple courts with space above to watch. Steve began the lesson by showing me the correct stance with arm and wrist position. He showed me the grip for each hand and explained why the grip on the racquet was important. I practiced grip, then I started up near the net and practiced the step forward and swing, hitting the ball many times, hitting 20-30 balls in a row in that stance and again with my backhand. I then practiced the pivot and hip motion on both sides from the back of the court. If it went too far, I thought I needed to hit softer, but I learned I could adjust my racquet grip and positioning to get the ball closer to the target without having to hold back on the swing. It really helped me to learn the reasoning behind the angles and positions and to practice these motions repeatedly. Steve is a co-owner of the Parker Racquet Club and really showed his excitement for the tennis sport and for the new facility. He has coached high school tennis and played at a professional level. Even with all his experience, I did not feel embarrassed at my beginning level. He helped me to feel excited and self-assured as we worked through each step. I felt confident through the lesson that I was learning and improving. Steve was helpful and encouraging and practicing the same motions over and over was huge help. I felt like the entire facility was very welcoming and encouraging. Before going, I was worried that I would be self-conscious, but it was not an intimidating environment. There were other individual and group lessons going on during mine. I would highly recommend taking an individual or group lesson on a regular basis! What a fun way to exercise! Here are a few highlights about the club: PRC is open to the public with no membership required. Those who do want to pay a membership fee will receive added discounts and options on a monthly basis. The Racquet Club offers a variety of lessons, classes and drop-in drills. The club also hosts adult and junior tournaments featuring singles, doubles and mixed competition for all levels. Parker Racquet Club offers opportunities for tennis and pickle ball. It is a beautiful facility to be able to learn, play, and exercise year-round. 8 SEARCHSOUTHAURORA | MARCH 2020


HISTORYHASHTAG In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we wanted to highlight some local Irish heritage. Patrick Murphy was a legendary man who lived near the southern part of Douglas County in the beginnings of settling this area. Patrick was born in Cork County, Ireland, on March 16, 1821. He left Ireland on April 21, 1864 at the age of 43 to come to America on a ship named “The Kangaroo.” He landed in New York and went through Tennessee and Missouri through a variety of jobs. He ended up in Monument, Colorado in 1865. He could not fight in the Civil War because he was not an American Citizen, but he did become a cook at Fort Bent for the Union army. While there, he became good friends with Joe Pettigrew, a Monument early pioneer. When the war ended Patrick left Fort Bent and walked across the countryside. He fell asleep on a hill one night and the next morning awoke to a surprise. A group of Native Americans were nearby, packed and painted, ready for war. Mr. Murphy knew that if he turned back, they would eventually find him. So, he boldly walked down the hill, through the camp, and kept on his way. They did not do or say a thing, but simply looked astonished and muttered to one another. When he reached the Palmer Divide region Patrick knew he wanted to settle and started his homestead near Spring Valley, Larkspur area, in 1870. He built his cabin using a stacking method called steeple notching shown here. After getting set up on his homestead, he walked back to Fort Bent to tell Joe Pettigrew about the fine country, and Joe came to join him in the Spring Valley area. Joe’s homestead is still known as Pettigrew Place on Highway 83. “Irish Pat” became his nickname. He was said to be a small, wiry man, about 100 pounds. He was an avid walker. He often walked to Monument and Colorado Springs with a large basket of eggs to trade for groceries. On one occasion while walking from Spring Valley to Colorado Springs he was offered a ride, but he declined because he was “in a hurry.” Pat was well known in the community. He never married, but he loved children and enjoyed having company. He kept candy with him to give out to children. Pat could not read or write, but he had a quick wit. He was a devout Catholic and attended St. Peter’s Church in Monument.

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Patrick Murphy was a remarkable man with great health. At 100 years of age he was very sharp and alert, quick, and lively; he walked as straight as any young man. All who knew him dearly loved him. On St. Patrick’s Day of 1921, Monument planned a big celebration for Pat’s 100th birthday, but there was a huge spring blizzard and the party was postponed. When he was 100 years old, he rented his land to Tom Long. Two men with two, six-foot binders were cutting the grain on his place and Mr. Murphy was shocking it, keeping up with the binders. At 101 he ran a race in the main street of Monument with a man many years his junior and won; then he danced at a dinner given in his honor that night. When he was 102 years old, he climbed halfway to the summit of Pike’s Peak. He lived on his 1,100-acre ranch until he was 101 years old when he went to live with Mr. and Mrs. James Pettigrew for a time. He later stayed in St. Francis hospital where his Irish wit and jigs made him a favorite with the nurses. When he passed away at age 105, he was the oldest member of the Knights of Columbus in the world, and the oldest man in the State of Colorado. He died July 3rd, 1926 at 105 years, 3 months, and 17 days of age. He is buried in the Spring Valley Cemetery near his home. For more information, palmerdividehistory.org

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on your mark - spring edition Here is a summary for the upcoming races in our county. Allow this myriad of races to keep you inspired and in shape.

March 14 HRCA ST. PATRICK’S DAY – HIGHLANDS RANCH

May 10 CLIMB 4 CHANGE - CASTLE ROCK

This family and friends run will begin on Dorchester Street in Town Center. Grab your best Irish costume and enjoy a pancake breakfast. (Look for the golden kettlebell hidden by a leprechaun to win a prize.)

This race raises money and awareness for the Town of Castle Rock’s Adaptive Rec program, where volunteers, businesses, and families of children with cognitive and physical disabilities band together.

5K Run/Walk

March 21 SHAMROCK STAMPEDE - CASTLE ROCK

Kids’ 1K Sham-Scram, 3.3K, Lucky 7K

Our 2nd Annual ShamROCK Stampede for PTSD and mental health is a family friendly ShamROCK style course spread out over East Plum Creek Trail.

April 25 ROCK HAWK TRAIL RACES - CASTLE ROCK 5K trail run, 10K, 13.1 M

Held on the gorgeous, thrilling and rolling trails of Castle Rock’s Miller Park & Ridgeline trails. While not overly technical, this course will challenge and excite, as you soak up the amazing views.

May 9 GREENLAND TRAIL RACES - GREENLAND 4M trail run, 8M, 25K, 50K

Come run through the beautiful Greenland Open Space, which provides trails for foot, bike and horse traffic. Enjoy wildlife from rabbits and prairie dogs to possible bear and mountain lion.

Stair climb, 0.5 H trail run, 1H run

May 10 RYLIE’S 5K RUN - CASTLE ROCK 5K Run/Walk

This is a FREE run that honors Rylie Guentensberger who died May 26, 2017. Donations benefit the non-profit established in her name, Rylie's ARK, which is dedicated to creating a BIG impact through small acts of kindness.

May 16 KICKIN' KAWASAKI 5K - PARKER Kids’ Run, 1K Run, 5K

This is a family friendly, kid-oriented race/walk dedicated to growing awareness and raising money to KICK Kawasaki Disease. The race theme is “Kool Kicks,” and participants are encouraged to dress up shoes, socks, leggings, etc.

May 17 TRI THE ROCK - CASTLE ROCK Youth Triathlon

From kids who have never even heard of a triathlon to seasoned competitive triathletes, Tri the Rock encourages kids to get out and give it a try. Come for a day of fun, food, prizes, and sports.

May 9 HRCA MOTHER'S DAY 5K – HIGHLANDS RANCH

May 23 MEMORIAL DAY RUN AND MARCH - CASTLE ROCK

Bring your family and friends and join in the fun at the 6th Annual HRCA Mother’s Day 5K! Soak in the amazing views of the front range, Highlands Ranch Windmill and Highlands Ranch Mansion by running, walking, or strolling.

Memorial Day Run and March invites civilians, Veterans, and uniformed Military to challenge themselves in friendly competition while helping feed homeless Veterans. Earn a Norwegian Foot March Medal upon completing the 30K Ruck March.

5K Run/Walk

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Cancer sucks. Sorry for such strong language, but I don’t know any other way to put it. Cancer just plain and simply sucks. Especially if the person battling this awful disease is a child. Not only is it scary to fight this battle, but kids also have to undergo the negative effects of treatment, including losing their hair during chemo.

the Mayor fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s foundation. Once you sign up, you will set a goal to raise and start asking your friends and family to support you. Let them

This is our 8th year of shaving our heads (and our faces) while we raise money and awareness of pediatric cancer. In the last seven years we have raised over a quarter million dollars to help fight pediatric cancer! We need your head and the heads of your friends and family to make this year our biggest yet.

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This is where you come in. You can become a warrior against cancer, help raise money to find a cure, and stand in solidarity with a proud bald head! That’s right, YOU going under the clippers can make the difference in this fight against pediatric cancer. Here is all you have to do. Head over to shavethemayor.com and click the GET SHAVED button at the top of the page to sign up as a “shavee” at the 8th annual Shave

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Saturday April 25, 2020 BY MAYOR MIKE WAID know that if you reach your goal, you will go bald for them...and for all the kids who don’t have the choice to go bald, but do so while fighting cancer and undergoing treatment.

So please join us in becoming a cancer fighting warrior. Head over to ShaveTheMayor.com and join me and many others as we go bald on April 25th and become warriors against pediatric cancer! We need your help!

Young or old, boy or girl, no matter who you are or what you do, we can all pull together to show these kids that they are not alone when they lose their hair and that we are battling along side them to find a cure.

We are having two events that day: One in the morning at Vehicle Vault in Parker and one in the evening at the Studio@Mainstreet in Parker. Both will be a blast! Sign up today at ShaveTheMayor.com


THE GUIDE THE BEST PLACES TO DINE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

In the interest of providing the 50 best dining options in Douglas County, we must be able to personally recommend each listing. The guide is subject to change from month to month. If you have a suggestion for inclusion on the list, email us at contribute@tuellers.com.

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Based on a typical dinner for one person, excluding drinks, tax or tip.

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HICKORY HOUSE

Asian fusion

With the claim, “Best Ribs in Colorado,” Hickory House is a must-try. Delicious, traditional BBQ is served in a mountain lodge surrounding. You’ll go home full and happy. To bring the BBQ to you, Hickory House offers take-out, catering, and even on-site pig roasts!

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JUNZ

Offering a Chinese and Vietnamese-centric menu in a relaxed atmosphere. 17001 Lincoln Ave, #A, Parker 303-840-7338 $$

DANCING NOODLE

A small, family owned, dinein and take-out restaurant that serves authentic homestyle Thai food. 10841 S. Crossroads Dr., Suite 10, Parker 303-805-3880 $$

INDOCHINE

A local go-to for quality home-style cuisine. This Parker fixture is known for a fresh, creative menu. 19751 E Mainstreet, Parker 720-851-8559 $$

JOHN HOLLY’S

Chinese and Thai dishes that are nothing less than the culinary equivalent of an exotic adventure. 9232 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree 303-768-9088 $$

A favorite sushi place in town with a unique blend of Japanese and French at its very best. 11211 S. Dransfeldt Rd., Parker 720-851-1005 $$

BAKERY/DESSERTs BEST BUDDIES

A favorite stop for a unique, cozy atmosphere. Made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches, salads and sweets. Friendly service with a smile. 200 Perry St., Castle Rock 303-660-1935 $$

LA BAGUETTE DE NORMANDY

Certified master chef and chocolatier Michael Dupont serves a little piece of France right here in Colorado. 16524 Keystone Blvd, Unit C, Parker 303-805-9130 $

LA PETITE CREPERIE

HICKORY HOUSE

BARBEQUE

OLD WEST BBQ

The spot to grab madeto-order crepes. Sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong. 19751 Mainstreet, Parker 720-638-9722 $ (EC)

BIG JIMS

Don’t be fooled by this being a food truck; if you like southern BBQ, this is your place. Corner of Parker Rd and Longs Way, Parker $$$

GQUE BBQ

Award-winning roadhouse doles out wood-smoked ribs, brisket, & pork. Don’t miss the garlic mashed potatoes. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Suite 143B, Lone Tree 303-729-2506 $$

HANGRY OHANA

Hawaiian BBQ with a Texas twist. A local favorite and family friendly. 10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker 720-287-2516 $

The Parker tradition. Known for their baby back ribs, but don’t miss the pulled pork and barbeque chicken. 10335 S Parker Rd, Parker 303-805-9742 $$ (EC) A hidden gem with familyfriendly pricing. Don’t miss out on their breakfast burritos. 107 Wolfensberger Rd., Castle Rock 303-660-6340 $

BREW PUB 20 MILE TAP HOUSE

Best known for their burgers and wings. Make sure to catch Trivia Tuesdays. 12543 N Hwy 83, Parker 303-841-6782 $$

ROCKYARD BREWING CO.

Douglas County’s longest running brew pub. Steaks, burgers, pizza and Cream of Jalapeño soup! 880 Castleton Road, Castle Rock 303-814-9273 $$ MARCH 2020 | SEARCHSOUTHAURORA 13


TAILGATE TAVERN & GRILL

Your neighborhood tavern for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sports bar with live music not to miss on the weekends. 19552 E. Mainstreet, Parker 303-841-7179 $$

THE LIBRARY CO. BAR & KITCHEN

Offering great food & amazing drinks in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Clear and simple menu options. 3911 Ambrosia St., Suite 101, Castle Rock 720-389-5986 $$

ITalian CRANELLI’S

Comfort Italian food in a rustic, cozy, casual familyoriented format. 10047 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree 303-799-3661 $$

DANIELLE’S SCRATCH KITCHEN

Stylish, energetic eatery offering elevated Italian fare with an emphasis on great customer service. 872 Happy Canyon Rd. Suite 100, Castle Rock 303-524-9788 $$$

PORTOFINO

Authentic Italian eatery featuring pizza, pasta, calzones and heros. The local “go-to” for fresh Italian. 10920 S Parker Rd, Parker 303-841-9900 $$

SCILEPPI’S

A modern Italian restaurant focused on family recipes and premium ingredients. 210 Third St., Castle Rock 303-688-9000 $$

VIA BACI

Neapolitan pizzas join modern Italian fare at this casual eatery featuring a full bar & patio. 10005 Commons St, Lone Tree 303-790-0828 $$

MEXICAN ADRIANNA’S

Intimate Mexican eatery for authentic cuisine in a relaxed ambiance. Great for parties. 7272 E Hwy 86, Franktown 303-663-7800 $$ 14 SEARCHSOUTHAURORA | MARCH 2020

CASA MARIACHI

Unassuming local joint serving up straight-forward Mexican plates. 9771 S Parker Rd, Parker 720-842-5105 $$

LA CASITA

Vibrant, cantina-style eatery offering Mexican cuisine in a laid-back atmopshere. 18951 E Mainstreet, Parker 720-842-5181 $$

LAS DELICIAS

Bare-bones, family-owned local Tex-Mex eats for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 19553 E Mainstreet, Parker 303-840-0325 $

LOS DOS POTRILLOS “Hole-in-the-wall” familyowned eatery. There’s a combo dish to please everyone. 19340 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-840-6574 $$

LOS VOLCANES

Don’t miss the Carnitas! And bring your appetite for the large portions. 10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker 303-841-0160 $$ (EC)

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PIZZA

Quaint, family-owned neighborhood eatery with Greek & American menu, plus outdoor seating. 18366 Lincoln Ave., Parker 303-841-7074 $$ The Parker landmark located right downtown offers a locally-sourced menu. Great service and large portions. 19420 Mainstreet, Parker 720-389-8105 $$ (EC)

RORY’S

Comfort food and baked goods at their finest. Don’t see it on the menu? Ask for it! 11020 S Pikes Peak Dr., Parker 720-708-2889 $$ (EC)

SIERRA

High-end, wood-fired kitchen with a warm ambiance, preparing select American dishes. 10680 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree 303-662-8800 $$

STONEGATE CAFE

new american

Simple eatery offering breakfast grub such as cinnamon rolls & omelets. 16524 Keystone Blvd, Parker 303-841-1565 $

CASTLE CAFE

THE CHICKEN SHACK

Set in a former 1890s hotel. Plating hearty American fare like pan-fried chicken & burgers. 403 Wilcox St, Castle Rock 303-814-2233 $$

COLORADO CORK & KEG

Uniquely fun sports bar with a creative menu of brats and dogs. 971 Park St., Castle Rock 303-660-2399 $

CRAVE

A favorite gourmet burger joint. Imaginative menu with amazing handcrafted shakes. 3982 Limelight Ave, Castle Rock 303-814-2829 $$

MANNA

A casual sit-down destination with a menu that reflects Colorado’s growing season. 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 720-455-3664 $

Chicken wings, fingers, fries, and burgers. Great owners that always make you feel welcome. 11211 S Dransfeldt Rd., Parker 720-504-5044 $

Casual place with eclectic eats and many wines by the glass & bottle. 19501 Mainstreet, Parker 303-736-8463 $$

ANTONIO’S

A traditional family-style Italian pizza restaurant with a Brooklyn flair. 12947 S Parker Rd., Parker 720-851-5300 $

ARTISAN

Delicious Neapolitan-style pizza that makes each dish an individual work of art! And don’t forget dessert. 12311 Pine Bluffs Way, Parker 303-840-0518 $

COLORADOUGH

A refreshing take on madefrom-scratch pizza. So fresh they don’t even have a freezer! 17860 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-386-3333 $$

LIL’ RICCI’S

New York pizzas & other red sauce staples in a low-key setting. Can’t miss the garlic knots. 16526 Keystone Blvd, Parker 303-220-7422 $$

PARRY’S

NY-style pizza, wings, & casual Italian eats, in kidfriendly quarters. 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock 303-814-8686 $$


DENVER AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to support our local Irish and Scottish performers? The Denver and District Pipe Band is a communitybased group of bagpipers, drummers, and dancers from throughout the front range of Colorado. The band is a successful competition band with accomplished Irish and Highland dance corps. They compete, perform, entertain, educate, and enjoy bringing Celtic arts and culture to life.

STEAKHOUSE DUKE’S

Rustic restaurant featuring beef & seafood dishes, plus a sports tavern with an Irish vibe. 363 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines 303-814-2487 $$$

FOGO DE CHAO

Upscale Brasilian steakhouse with all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside. Guaraná is a must, and try the Creme de Papaya. 8419 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree 303-481-4001 $$$ (EC)

PERRY’S

Chops, seafood, wine, & cocktails served in an upscale setting with a lounge & live jazz. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree 303-792-2571 $$$

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

Texas-themed steakhouse with a great menu and wonderful atmosphere. 11205 S. Parker Rd, Parker 303-805-5848 $$

TRAPPER’S CHOP HOUSE

Upscale hideaway local favorite featuring their signature Volcanic Hot Rock sear-it-yourself experience. 19308 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-248-2132 $$$

The band is successful in competition. Their individual musicians and dancers also compete at solo contests throughout the country and have achieved much success at various levels. The band performs at many events in the greater Denver area, throughout the state of Colorado, and occasionally beyond that. They would love to be part of your next event. They have experience in entertaining at events grand and small, such as parades, memorials, corporate and civic functions, concerts, and private functions. They teach Highland bagpiping, Scottish drumming, Highland dancing and Irish dancing to all interested people. They are open to anyone that is interested in making music, dancing, or entertaining. They have members from all walks of life, all ages, and you don’t have to be Scottish! The Denver and District Pipe Band St. Patrick’s Day performances are in multiple locations from Saturday, March 11th to Saturday, March 18th. For more information, go to ddpb.org. Look under the News tab for up-to-date performance schedules!

UNIQUE VISTAVINO MODERN

Quaint Tuscan grill made fresh from local fare. Every dish is a winner! 611 Wilcox St., Castle Rock 303-814-2487 $$ MARCH 2020 | SEARCHSOUTHAURORA 15


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