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Enhancing property values and creating quality of life through recreation, community events and leadership

September 2013

h i g h l a n d s r a n c h d ay s Join us at the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion September 5-7, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. where the old west comes to life with a fur trapper, gold panning, wool spinning, horse drawn hay rides, a petting zoo, and much more! Entertainment features songs and dance performances by Native American dancers, banjo music, and a raptor program. Hands-on exhibits and mansion tours will also be available. Tickets (available only at the gate) are $4 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $2 for children (ages 2 and under are free). Join us Saturday morning September 7, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. for the annual Highlands Ranch Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. Feast on pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee while enjoying the beautiful and peaceful grounds of the mansion. The breakfast is a separate cost (adults are $7, children under 12 are $4) from the Highlands Ranch Days event admission. The mansion parking lot will be closed all day on Saturday September 7, so plan to park at Mountain Vista High School parking lot and take the free shuttle to the Mansion. Shuttle rides to the event will be available on Saturday from Mountain Vista High School to the Mansion, starting at 7:30 a.m. for the pancake breakfast and Highlands Ranch Days.

Oktoberfest Gather your family and friends together on Saturday, September 21 for food, music and entertainment, dancing, and of course great German bier. Oktoberfest is a cultural experience with entertainment that is sure to delight the little ones while you and your friends imbibe in authentic German cuisine and bier, all while enjoying a beautiful Colorado evening. Bring your Dachshund for the annual Dachshund Races at 3:00 p.m. Registration is 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and a prize for the best dressed Dachshund! It’s an evening of non-stop entertainment for the kids, too. Children will enjoy magic, balloons, and games to their heart’s content. Start the day off with the Oktoberfest 5K at 8:30 a.m. then stick around for the German festivities starting at noon! More 5K information can be found at

J u l y F o u r t h F i r e w o r k s a t Ok t o b e r f e s t ? Yes, the Oktoberfest event will close with a bang with the fireworks show that was rescheduled from the Fourth of July. The show is scheduled to launch (weather permitting) at 9:30 p.m. at Town Center Drive and Sgt. Jon Stiles Drive.

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HRCA|event weather line 303-471-8888 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Christina Caputo 303-471-0867 Scott Lemmon 303-346-1412 Brock Norris 720-344-7107 Jeff Suntken 303-346-0664 Craig Ziesman 303-791-6557 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 9568 University Blvd. 303-791-8958 RECREATION FACILITIES 303-791-2500 Recreation Center at Northridge 8801 Broadway

Facility Hours: M-Th: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

F: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sa. & Su: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Recreation Center at Eastridge 9568 University Blvd.

Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Su: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Recreation Center at Westridge 9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd.

Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The seasons are changing so take this opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the weather before the winter temps move in for a few months. I hope all of you had a great summer in the Ranch! We are truly blessed with a great community and so many great residents. Many of you volunteer your services through local organizations such as churches and schools and know how truly rewarding it is to serve others. I encourage those who haven’t had time, to find opportunities to give back to the community we hold so dear. The HRCA always has opportunities for volunteering as well, so feel free to scan our web page for a variety of those opportunities at Mobile Web Site: Speaking of our web site, a new HRCA Mobile Web Site is up and running. Just go to on your smart phone and you will be redirected to our mobile site. The mobile site allows for easier navigation of our web site on mobile devices. There will be more to come in the next year as we will be adding the ability to register and make transactions on it. If you have suggestions for improvements, please contact us at our Administration office. Facility Upgrades: We strive to continuously improve our facilities and I always urge members to visit all four recreation facilities. This month renovation of the Northridge men’s and women’s showers will be completed, and at Eastridge construction has begun on the renovation of the cardio-weight area. More details can be found on page 2. Events: September is packed full of events for you and your family to get out and enjoy! Our largest event this month is Oktoberfest. And it wouldn’t be September without Oktoberfest, wait is that right? Yes, Oktoberfest in Munich starts on September 21 and ends on October 6 this year. We can’t have a 16 day party like they do in Germany, but we promise to make up for that in one day of fun and frolic. We also have the fireworks rescheduled from the 4th of July to set off at this celebration! Please check out other events this month on pages 4-5. Remember, our community events would not be possible without the support of Community Partners (listed on the back page) that sponsor them. I urge you to support these organizations that make such a big difference in our community. Regionalism and Alliances: The high quality of life members enjoy here would not be possible without the collaboration and civic commitment of Douglas County and the Metro District. Together we made this an outstanding community. Many of you have come to me and thanked me for these ongoing regional efforts.

Su: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Recreation Center at Southridge 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd.

Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Su: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Copyright ©2012 Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission is required to redistribute, reproduce, modify or republish information from Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc, in print or electronically.


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Quarterly Assessments

Did you know HRCA now offers homeowners the option to pay assessments online? Using our partner PayLease you can conveniently and securely pay by credit/debit card or e-check. Please visit our website and click on “Pay Assessments Online” To get started, you will need your property ID which is the account number shown on your quarterly invoice. Look for your 4th quarter assessment invoice this month which is due October 1st. For any questions regarding your account, please call 303-791-8958.

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Eastridge closures Eastridge will be experiencing a face lift this month! Eastridge Renovation and closures includes: GYMNASIUM We will be replacing a portion of the gym floor on the north side of the court due to water damage. The gym will be closed from: Friday, August 23 – Saturday, September 7. The gym will re-open on Sunday, September 8 at our regularly schedule time. CARDIOVASCULAR AREA, FREE WEIGHT AREA & CLIMBING WALL We will be renovating the Game Room and converting it to a Weight Room. This will allow the circuit training equipment to be moved from the existing cardio room to the game room and allow for additional cardio equipment. The cardio area will include a new layout, new floor, larger televisions and a new fitness desk. These areas will be closed Sunday, August 25 – Monday, October 7.

Make a difference in your community and get a tax write-off. Donate a car, truck, or motorcycle and proceeds from its sale will benefit the Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund or the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association. It’s easier than selling that old clunker! To donate to the Cultural Affairs Association call 866-841-1352; for the Community Scholarship Fund call 866-841-2012 or click on the “Donate A Vehicle” button on cars. Any condition is accepted. Free towing and title services are included.

Some items to note during this time frame • The Climbing Wall will be closed during the entire renovation. • The hallway from the main stairs to the fitness studio will be blocked off for safety purposes. • Access to the locker rooms and fitness studio will be through the Leisure Pool. • We will be posting appropriate signage throughout the building.

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RUNNING TRACK Due to the renovation and the need to store cardio and weight equipment, the running track will be closed Sunday, August 25 - Monday, October 7. If you have any questions about the renovation, please do not hesitate to contact or

Bo a r d U p d at e s The August Board Meeting Motions are available at

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upcoming events Fall Classes a nd P r o g r a m s

Big Band Dance Night The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is teaming up with the Highlands Ranch Mansion to bring you a night of big band music and dancing! The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (MJO), featuring many of Denver's finest jazz musicians, performs the toe-tapping, finger-snapping big band hits of the 40's & 50's. MJO is an 19-piece jazz orchestra, or "big band," featuring male and female vocalists as well as a full-time musical director and master of ceremonies. The Highlands Ranch Mansion’s Carriage House provides an elegant setting for an

New fall classes, events and programs are starting now! Check out the new Activity Guide for great ideas to keep everyone in your family active and having fun. From art, cooking, and dance classes to sports leagues and community events, you’ll find plenty of new activities to participate in this fall! Examples of some brand new classes and events in this guide:

evening out and a fabulous venue for dancing! A cash bar is available. Bring your dancing shoes because you’ll be up on your feet and dancing all night long! Feeling a little rusty? Don’t worry we’ll have professional dancers showing off a few moves at the beginning of the evening. They’ll be available throughout the event to show you fun new dance moves! This event is Friday, September 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Advanced tickets are $25 each, $30 each day of event, if not sold out.

Classical music series Enjoy classic chamber music in the beautiful Highlands Ranch Mansion’s Solarium. This three concert series will

• Big Band Dance Night

feature music from the turn of the century, around the • Small Group Personal Training

time that the mansion was first built and the first family lived there. Each concert will tie into a different era of

• Ski/Snowboard Conditioning Class • Nutrition Counseling and Education

mansion history. If you enjoy Highlands Ranch history and classical music, you must come to this event on Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. This concert will feature

• Pickleball • Art du Coco art classes • New Adult Education classes • Couponing class

the heyday of the Mansion, featuring Ives' String Quartet No. 1 (1897). Advance tickets are $15 each, $20 each day of event, if not sold out. The Solarium provides a beautiful setting for this acoustic performance. A cash bar is available. The other dates for this event are: Oct. 23rd - The beginning: Castle Isabel, featuring Brahms' Clarinet Quintet (1891) Nov. 13th - The early history of the Mansion, featuring Dvorak's "American"

String Quartet (1893)

S c h o l a r s h i p F u n d r a i s i n g D ay Do your weekly grocery shopping on September 19 at Whole Foods in Highlands Ranch and help us raise money to benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund! Shop anytime during the day and 5% of sales will go to provide a scholarship to a student that lives or goes to school in Highlands Ranch. Learn more about the Scholarship Fund by visiting our web site at


September 2013


upcoming events


C o mp u t e r / E l e c t r o n i c s R e c y c l i ng & P a p e r Sh r e dd i ng Properly and safely dispose of old electronic components that contain materials that are very harmful to our environment. On site shredding will take care of all those old confidential files. Do your part for a clean, safe environment and come to the recycling event. A suggested $20 donation will benefit the Cultural Affairs Association and the Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund.

Doesn’t Man’s Best Friend deserve a day of leisure too? Join us as we open the Outdoor Pool at Westridge to our

TVs are an additional fee to responsibly recycle: $20 small, $40 large

four-legged friends! Your social dog (no

Limit of 3 bags or boxes of confidential paper. No magazines or newpapers please.

people swimming) can enjoy a day of

Saturday, September 28 • 8:00 a.m. – Noon • Kaiser Permanente Parking Lot

fun, swimming away the summer heat.

(Lucent & Highlands Ranch Parkway)

Dog owners may also enjoy exhibitors, concessions and even a professional ‘Doggy Dip’ to quickly rinse their dog.

s h o w t i m e a t s o u t h r i dg e - m a g i c s h o w Scott McCray has been performing magic since age eight

Dogs must be up to date on all

and gave his first paid performance at age thirteen. During

vaccinations with current rabies tags

the 1990s, Scott entertained hundreds of visitors as the

or a copy of the vet's records for

lead entertainer for Harrah’s Entertainment Colorado and

admittance. Limit two (2) dogs per

co-starred in a critically-acclaimed and regional touring

adult. Dog owners must stay at event

magic and illusion show.

with dog(s).

Friday, September 27 • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Southridge

P e t Exp o

• Tickets are $7, and $10 day of event, if not sold out.

While at Doggie Splash, come explore • HRCA Farmers’ & Street Market – Every Sunday through October 28, 10:00 am. - 2:00 p.m., Town Center South. This open air market features breads, fruits, vegetables from the Farmers’ Market and handbags, accessories, cooking utensils, and more from the Street Market all season long!

pet adoptions, supplies, services and more. Free and open to the public. • Sunday, September 8 • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

• Fall Craft Show Calling all Exhibitors! – Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This show features items that have been handcrafted by the artists. Applications at • Indoor Garage Sale – Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Eastridge. Vendors, get your applications submitted soon while there are still spaces available. Please check the web site for the most current event information.

• Westridge Outdoor Pool • $5 a dog, in advance (nonrefundable) • Day of Event, $10/dog • Sorry, no humans allowed in the pool. The HRCA reserves the right to refuse admission to any dog at any time for any reason.

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recreation aquatics/sports/fitness A q u at i c p r o g r a m s Infant Swim Resource (ISR) - Infant Swimming Resource lesson is a comprehensive four to six-week program where each lesson is customized for the infant or child as they are safely guided through the learning process. ISR integrates swimming skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children, teaching them to save their own lives, while building the confidence that can lead to a lifetime of fun in and around the water. For more Information and to schedule sessions, contact 303-330-8602, O K TO B ER F EST 5 K & 1 0 0 YAR D D AS H Looking for a 5K with an after-party? Join us on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 a.m. for this festive 5K running race starting and ending at Town Center. The course is great for runners of all abilities

NEW! Hellbender’s Amphibious Bootcamp Hellbender’s Amphibious Bootcamp is based on the physical endurance and strength regimens used by US Navy Special Operations for training and combat. The course consists of equal parts land and water exercises, hence the name “Amphibious.” The course is open to anyone who is up to a challenge, but participants should be able to swim, and be fairly comfortable in the water. This combination of land-to-water discipline is a time and warrior tested method that will allow you to reach physical fitness levels that you never thought possible. To learn more, call 303-471-8942 or

and participants 21 and older have the option to participate in the chug and dash at the last 100 yards of the race! HRCA Oktoberfest activities will be held later in the afternoon. To register please visit For further information please contact 303-471-7048. N E W ! S K I / S N O W B OAR D CO N D ITIO N I N G CLASSES Don’t wait for the snow to fly to get in shape for the upcoming ski/ snowboard season! These four-week long sessions will focus on lower body, isometric movements to condition your muscles for endurance on the slopes. Classes are Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Southridge with the first session beginning in September. Register online at For more information call 303-471-7048.


TENNIS O NE - DAY D O UBLES T O URNAMENT Registration is now open for the one-day doubles tournaments for 3.0 and 3.5 Women. Sign up with your partner ($30 member team/$36 guest team) and get ready to compete in these fun, popular 3-hour tournaments. Played Sundays, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Northridge Tennis Pavilion, these tournaments offer a great way to keep your doubles strategy sharp. Dates for the 3.0 Women’s competition are October 6, November 3, and December 1. The 3.5 Ladies compete on October 20, November 17, and December 15. Call 303471-8940 for more information or visit our for current schedule and payment options.

THERAPEUTIC RECREATI O N Indoor Garage Sale Fundraser - The HRCA will be hosting a garage sale on Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. at Eastridge to benefit the Therapeutic Recreation Programs for Special Needs. We are looking for donations which could include any gently used items in excellent working condition. Simply drop off any items you would like to donate to the Member Services Desk at Southridge Recreation Center on September 13, 23 or October 1, 3. We appreciate your support and kindness in making our annual fundraiser the best that it can be. For more information please call 303-471-7043 or email Summer.Aden@

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education youth & adult C a l l i n g a l l G r a n d m a s a n d G r a n d pa s ! The Toddler program at the Highlands Ranch Community Association is looking for grandmas and grandpas to volunteer to read, do activities, and spend time with our 12-36 month olds! The children in this program are learning important communication,

group and individual skills, and having loving grandparents there to assist them would be a wonderful benefit! If you’re interested, please call the preschool director at 303-471-8814.

Lo t s o f f u n fa l l c l a s s e s f o r To t s ! Now that fall is around the corner, it’s time to think about fun activities you can do with your little tots! Abrakadoodle Art classes begins September 6 and is a great introduction for your 1½ - 4 year old to learn how to make a masterpiece of their very own. Play-With-Clay begins September 4 and gives children a perfect introduction to incorporating story-time into clay projects. September 6 begins our Fun Face Finger Foods cooking class that will give your tot a chance to get in the kitchen and learn to make fun snacks with kid-friendly ingredients. September 9 we begin a new session of

Tots & Tutus ballet. This is a great way for you and your little one to exercise those important motor skills together. You should also consider our Back to School Mom and Me class on Friday’s in September. These great classes will give you a wonderful opportunity to interact and engage with your child in meaningful ways. We encourage you to try our Kreative Kids, It’s a Small World, and 2 Times the Fun classes that run in the mornings during the week and are a great way to introduce your tot to some independence. For those tots who are preparing for the next step in Preschool, our Stepping Stones program gives them the school experience for just 2½ hours per week. For more information on these classes, please call 303-471-8928.

P r e s c h oo l H a p p e n i n g s s ta rt i n g i n s e p t e m b e r ! If you have a 3-5 year old, we have a variety of fun activities for your child to learn new skills, make friends, and develop important motor, cognitive and artistic proficiencies. Science Matters is offering an Earth Rangers class Wednesday's, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. starting September 4. For the creative child, our Muddy Hands class is the perfect way to get them using their hands and developing eye-hand coordination while playing with clay. Sticky Fingers begins on September 16,12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Eastridge. Our theme this month is Color Swirl! Dancing Princesses and Disney Pip Hop are great introductions to Ballet. These are less

structured classes and are a wonderfully fun place to express their inner-prince or princess. A new program this fall is Action Sports where kids come to Eastridge to do gymnastics. This program helps develop important gross motor skill and problem solving, and your child will have a lot of fun! We are also offering a variety of tumbling classes to meet any family’s scheduling needs at Northridge this fall. For more information, please call 303-471-8818.

Kindermusik - a new music program This new music program for children ages 0-4, promises to be a great way to use music to support children’s development.

These classes promote early literacy, quantitative skills, and socialemotional skills. For more information, please call 303-471-8853.

6 t h A n n u a l J o n D . W i l l i a m s Co t i l l i o n Our 6th Annual Cotillion, hosted by Jon D. Williams, is currently taking registrations. These popular programs fill quickly and you don’t want your child to miss this important step in social skill

development. Classes begin November 3. For more information call 303-471-8928 or visit to register today!

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Facility closures September 2 - All facilities close at 6:00 p.m. for Labor Day. Administration is closed all day. September 3 - All outdoor pools close for the season. September 21 - Northridge closes at noon for Oktoberfest staffing. Check the web site for the most up-to-date closure information.

September|events For event details, see page 5 or visit

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Farmers’ & Street Markets (Sundays only) September 5-7

Highlands Ranch Days

September 8

Doggie Splash & Pet Expo

September 9

Board Working Session* 6:00 p.m.

September 13

Big Band Dance Night

September 17

Delegate & Board Meeting* 6:30 p.m.

September 21 Oktoberfest & 5K/100 Yard Dash September 25 Classic Music Series - Chamber Music September 27 Showtime at Southridge - Magic Show September 27 Tennis Social at Northridge September 28 Computer/Electronics Recycling * These meetings are at Eastridge and open to our members.

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community partners The HRCA’s ability to bring events to Highlands Ranch is made possible in part by our Community Partners, the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA), and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

HRCA September 2013 Newsletter  
HRCA September 2013 Newsletter