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The Official Publication for Residents and Friends of The Meadows Castle Rock, Colorado 80109

Events & LEISURE Your

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Table of Contents

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YOUR Neighborhood | 4 MNC Staff Assessment Payment Info Board of Governors Info All About Trash The Grange & Taft Rental Information Call for Board Members Good Neighbor Award Community Survey

YOUR Events and Leisure Guide | 11 CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION Youth Classes PJ’s and Storytime Halloween Cookie Decorating Class Kids in the Kitchen Kids Night Out Adult Classes Cake Topper Sculpting American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED Course Bubbles Wine Class Fall Love Birds Boo! Halloween Painting Exercise Classes Weekly Yoga Beginning Yoga Yoga Workshop

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The Grange........................................ 303-814-2358 Taft House/MNC Admin Office.......720-476-4006 Clear Sky Elementary.......................303-387-5900 Meadow View Elementary..............303-387-5425 Soaring Hawk Elementary...............303-387-5825

New Homeowner Orientation Curb Appeal Contest Fall and Winter Winterization

Aspen View Academy......................720-733-3436 CR Middle School.............................303-387-1300

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School District News Tammy’s Tips Rueter-Hess Paddle Days Octoberfest 2019 Touch A Truck Castle Rock Trail Festival / LiveBIG Family Adventure Run Colorado Artfest New Ballot Drop Box Location

The Grange Office Fall/Winter Hours (starting September 1) Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm Friday 9 am-4 pm Saturday 10 am-2 pm Sunday Closed

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The Meadows Hiking Club 6202 Cycling Club Bridge Club Mah Jongg Club Bunco Playgroup at The Grange

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Upcoming SPECIAL EVENTS! Doggie Dive Fall Garage Sale Blood Drive Food Truck Frenzy PumpkinFest Murder Mystery Dinner Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique

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MNC Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm Holiday Hours for The Grange – Labor Day- 9 am-5 pm Taft House Closed Labor Day

Castle View High School..................303-387-9000 Electric – IREA...................................303-688-3100 Gas – Black Hills.............................. 888-890-5554 Town of Castle Rock ........................303-660-1373 Water/Sewer Castle Rock Motor Vehicle.............. 303-660-7440

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The official publication of the Meadows Neighborhood Company This newsletter is delivered to all homeowners in the Meadows Neighborhood Company five times a year. This newsletter is also distributed to surrounding businesses and office complexes. You have received this publication because your HOA believes you take pride in your home environment and community. This newsletter provides you with HOA information and home product advertising that enhances your home comfort and increases the value of your home. We are always interested in your comments or suggestions. While efforts to ensure accuracy are exercised, the publisher assumes no liability for the information contained in either editorial or advertising content. The Meadows Neighborhood Company does not endorse any commercial products or information that may be advertised in the newsletter.


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Neighborly News Assessment Payment Info Meadows Neighborhood Company (MNC) Master Association assessments are $215 per quarter for each property. This includes single family, paired, carriage, or town homes. Assessments are due quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Late fees in the amount of $30 are assessed on the 11th of the month. If your home is located in one of the neighborhoods below then additional assessments are due in addition to the Master Association assessment of $215 per quarter: • Upland Park- $215 + alley assessment of $49 per quarter. • Tyler Park- $215 + alley assessment of $49 per quarter and/or a shared driveway assessment of $55 per quarter. • Stewart Park Carriage Homes- $215 + alley assessment of $49 per quarter and/or a shared driveway assessment of $75 per quarter. • New Haven- $215 + sub-association payment paid directly to the sub-association: Diversified Association Management, tabithab@diversifiedprop.com, 719-314-4524 • The Villas at Stewart Park- $215 + $49 for alleyway assessments + sub-association payment paid directly to the sub-association: MSI Cheri Miller 720-974-4152 - cmiller@msihoa.com • Morgans Run- $215 + sub-association payment paid directly to the sub-association: Morgans Run HOA. Please contact HG Management 303-804-9800 - support@hgmanage.com Ways To Pay Assessments: • In person at MNC Admin Offices at Taft House (3570 Celestial Ave.) or The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.). Payments by check only, no cash. • 24/7 after-hours drop box located at The Grange to the left of the front doors or Taft House on the southeast side of the building near the pool entrance.  • Download the ACH form from www.Meadowslink.com under the MNC Info tab then HOA Assessments drop down. Submit to MNC Admin offices with a voided check. Assessments are withdrawn on the fifth of each quarter the assessment is due. • Pay online at www.Meadowslink.com with a credit card. Please note there is an $11 processing fee. • Payments can be mailed to: MSI, PO Box 173307, Denver, CO  80217-3307 Assessment Questions: Please contact the MNC at 720-476-4003.

The Grange in The Meadows 3692 Meadows Boulevard Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-814-2358 MNC Admin Office-Taft House 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 720-476-4006

Meadows Neighborhood Company Jill Allen Executive Director jallen@meadowslink.com 303-814-3952 Kent Krause Assistant Director kkrause@meadowslink.com 303-814-3958 Doc Ray Community Standards Manager dray@meadowslink.com 720-476-4002 Barbara Doyle Community Standards Specialist bdoyle@meadowslink.com 720-476-4007 Taylor Brown Recreation Supervisor tbrown@meadowslink.com 303-814-3953 Molly Gigax Assistant Recreation Coordinator mgigax@meadowslink.com 303-468-5212 Jana Valley Community Relations Coordinator jvalley@meadowslink.com 720-476-4003

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Board of Governors Meetings at the Grange Wondering how your HOA does business? Have a question or comment you want to discuss with the Board? Come to a meeting at the Grange or Taft House. Homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Most Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month and in order to accommodate different homeowner schedules, there are both afternoon and evening meeting times. The schedule for the Board of Governors upcoming meetings are: September 5 October 3 November 7

2 pm 6 pm 2 pm

Taft House The Grange Taft House

Homeowners are welcome to provide input, comments or ask questions at the beginning of every regular monthly Board meeting during a time called Open Forum. Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on Meadowslink.com in the Document Section.

MNC Board of Governors Larry Canepa         Kelsy Rooney      Joe Knopinski      John Beystehner  Brian Wegert     

Board President     lcanepa@meadowslink.com Vice President          krooney@meadowslink.com Secretary/Treasurer    jknopinski@meadowslink.com Governor at Large     jbeystehner@meadowslink.com Governor at Large         bwegert@meadowslink.com

2019 District Delegates Aaron Colby Jim Goings Jason Keefer Jim Paladino Lindsey Smithson Jeff Kutzer Jason Pock

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Harris Grove, Patina, Suncatcher, Feathergrass Morgans Run, Briscoe Ranch, Panorama Morningview, Watercolor, Weathervane, Fuller Bluff Sweetwood, Plainsong. Leafdale, Gambel Oak Upland Park, Tyler Park New Haven, Starling Hill, Blacktail Stewart Park

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Neighborly News Call for Board Member Candidates Interested in running for a seat on the Meadows Neighborhood Board of Governors?

GOT TRASH? We have a contract with Waste Management for our trash services here in The Meadows Neighborhood Company. There are some requirements that will take all of our efforts to assist Waste Management’s efficiency in trash collection by utilizing all the fully mechanized, current automatic collection capabilities. One of the requirements is all the trash must be contained in a Waste Management provided trash cart to allow the truck to pick up the can and collect the garbage with its mechanized arms, which will no longer require the driver to get out at every house to load up all the trash that is on the curb. Additional bags and boxes full of trash curbside will not be available for pickup, without calling WM, scheduling, and paying for the larger trash service. Customers who have already purchased 2nd trash or recycle carts may continue to use them at no charge, but no refunds will be issued on the previously purchased equipment. If you need more than two trash carts, or two recycling carts, there will be a fee for any additional carts that are needed at a property. All leaf and yard waste must be disposed of in the carts. Cardboard boxes will still be picked up, but they must be flattened, and placed next to your cart on either regular trash day or recycling day. Service will remain on Friday. Any missed pickups reported on Friday prior to close of business, shall be collected on Saturday. If your pickup was inadvertently missed, please contact jvalley@meadowslink.com. To request a bulk pickup, please call 303-797-1600. There will be a special leaf and yard waste pick-up offered in the fall during leaf season, where 10 bags of leaf/yard waste will be picked up curbside. Leaf season is October through the end of November. We ask for your assistance, and to help us become more efficient, order your additional carts and start placing all trash inside the carts for pickup. Just a reminder that trash collection is every Friday and recycling is every other Friday. For a calendar on pickups, see our website www. meadowslink.com. If you are setting up service for the first time, we make it easy, just visit under the Resource tab, the drop down menu provides the trash important information page. Additionally, should you require repair or customer service assistance from Waste Management, please email jvalley@meadowslink.com Please Note: Carts that are owned by Waste Management must be left at the property when selling for the next owners to utilize. The site is very user-friendly and provides 24/7 access. For all your trash services questions or inquiries, please contact us at 720-476-4003. 6 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

What is the commitment? Do you have enough time? Due to the transition from Developer to a Homeowner controlled board this next January of 2020, there are two seats that are open for election. This election of new homeowner Board members is most important. We are preparing for the transition from developer control to homeowner control in January of 2020. There are benchmarks for this transition process to occur over the timeframe in which a community is being developed. One being by percentage of homes sold, or 20 years from date of recorded deed. The Meadows Neighborhood Company deed was originally signed January 5, 2000, which brings us to the 20-year mark where the Board will all be elected homeowners. The election will be in December of this year and the new board members will assume their role on January 6, 2020. What are the requirements to become a Board member? The person must be an owner of a privately-owned site within the Neighborhood company area, and be at least eighteen years old. It also takes a dedication to your community and a time commitment of a minimum of one board meeting a month on the first Thursday each month and a willingness to make decisions for the greater good of the community. An understanding or experience serving on a nonprofit board is helpful but not required. We also have executive sessions when needed to discuss litigation, or personnel matters. Board members receive monthly board packets with current Association information so they can be reviewed and be prepared to discuss and make decisions at the monthly board meetings. The elected positions that will be vacant are Seat #1 and 2, which would serve three-year and 5 month term, each term thereafter will be a threeyear commitment. (This term is Jan 2020-May 2023). Running for the board requires attendance at several meetings through the election process as well as attending the annual meeting and budget meeting each year in March. The nominating committee will interview each of the candidates and propose a slate of nominees for the ballot in which the current District Delegates will elect the two vacant positions in December. The newly elected Board members will be trained and ready to assume their new roles by January 2020. The Board of Governors is a policymaking board to assist in managing the affairs of the Association. Perhaps, you are not quite ready to serve on the Board and need to learn more about the Association before making the commitment. We also have District Delegate positions, as the community is broken up into eight districts. The District Delegates are elected annually to represent the homeowners within their respective District. The Delegates serve one-year terms and in their role as Delegate, they approve the Budget, vote for Bylaw amendments, and elect homeowner representatives to the Board of Governors. If you are interested in running as a Board of Governor, please submit a brief one paragraph statement of candidacy and a resume no later than October 24. You may mail or drop off your statement of candidacy at The Grange, 3692 Meadows Blvd, or Taft House at 3570 Celestial Avenue, or you may email your statement to Jill Allen at jallen@meadowslink.com. If you have questions regarding the positions, please feel free to email Jill, or call 303-814-3952.


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The Grange and Taft House Rental Information Please visit www.meadowslink.com for all of our rental information including rental contract, fees, policies, and procedures at The Grange or the Taft House. Linens, silverware, glassware, napkins, etc. are not included nor are they available for rent. The Grange offers a beautiful, affordable venue for your wedding, birthday party, or private event up to 125 people. If you are looking for an intimate, rustic setting, look no further! The Taft House is a smaller meeting space that is great for smaller events up to 25 people. Please visit www.meadowslink.com for our entire rental information including fees, policies, and procedures or call 303-814-2358 for more information.

GRANGE RENTAL RATES Meadows Neighborhood Company Residents Meadows Community Association Residents Non-Profit Community Use Non-Resident Use Business Use Grange Damage Deposit

FEE $75-$125/hour $150-$200/hour $150-$200/hour $225-$275/hour $225-$275/hour $500-$1000

TAFT HOUSE RENTAL RATES Meadows Neighborhood Residents Taft House Damage Deposit

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Neighborly News

Good Neighbor Award The Good Neighbor Award recognizes the ongoing efforts of neighbors within MNC who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood, or to other neighbors; all by being NEIGHBORLY! Please give some thought of those in your neighborhood who might qualify for the Good Neighbor award. The award is open to anyone, an individual, a couple, a family, and there is no age limit to whom can be nominated. Is there a neighbor that goes above and beyond? Ie., Watching your house while on vacation, taking care of your pet, mowing your lawn, bringing your trash cans from the curb while you are on vacation, doing snow removal when you are unable, or even bring you a meal when you are ill. Recognize the good neighbor in your neighborhood and nominate that special resident today! Please send an email to jvalley@meadowslink.com and include the nominee and their address that you are recommending for the award and what they have done to be deserving of the nomination or how they make your neighborhood better. Be sure to include your name and contact information, email and phone and we will make sure that special neighbor is recognized!

Community Survey The Board of Governors has approved a community survey to be completed by an outside third party to obtain an understanding on resident satisfaction levels, wants and needs of the community, what we can do to improve, and what future planning needs to occur to meet the desires of the community. The MNC Community Survey is currently in process, to date, the focus groups and in-person surveys have been conducted both at The Grange pool and at the first Music in the Meadows concert in the park. If you have not had the opportunity to participate yet, it is not too late! The online survey you can participate in is available, and you can do it from your home computer. One survey per household can be completed. To participate, please go to http:// www.bit.ly/mncsurvey2019. Results of the survey are expected by the third quarter of this year for future consideration by the Board of Governors. 8


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Remember‌ Only Rain in the Storm Drain! Construction and landscape materials, debris, dirt, and any general solid waste are not allowed on any public right-ofway, street, alley or easement. Remove debris and residue that could end of up in the storm drain from concrete and paved areas around your house. Never discard trash or yard waste down storm drains or in the street. While storm drains were designed to divert water from the streets, they become dangerous water polluters and when harmful substances from lawns and streets flow through them. Water that flows down a driveway or street and into a gutter goes into a storm drain which goes directly into nearby creeks, streams, and rivers, untreated. It can harm plants, fish and wildlife, while degrading the quality of the water. 10 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019


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YOUR Events and Leisure Guide

To register for Classes and Programs To register for any class or program, either stop into The Grange, call us at 303-814-2358, or go to www.Meadowslink.com under the Events and Programs tab, then click Register for Classes and Activities. Cancellation Policy Registrations can be cancelled by contacting The Grange at least one week prior to the start of the scheduled program or class. Registrants are entitled to a full refund less a 15% processing fee (minimum $5 cancellation fee). Registrations cancelled less than one week prior to the start of the programs, classes and activities are not refundable. Eligible refunds will be issued within 30 days of the request to cancel.

HALLOWEEN COOKIE DECORATING CLASS Learn to decorate a variety of colorful Halloween and Fall cookies to share with your friends. You will learn how to prepare a decorating bag and the beginning basic techniques to design your own cookies, including an adorable owl, sunflower, scarecrow, Frankenstein, and more. This class is open to all ages 5+. All the frosting, tools and supplies are provided. Date: October 27 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per person) Age Requirement: Child 5+ Registration Deadline: October 20 Location: Taft House

Special Notes Please register for all classes and programs by the registration deadline date. Now that the MNC has two amenities, classes will be offered at The Grange and the Taft House. Please pay special attention to the location under each program description. MNC Addresses: The Grange- 3692 Meadows Boulevard, Castle Rock, 303-814-2358 Taft House- 3570 Celestial Avenue, Castle Rock, 720-476-4006 If you have a special talent or skill and you would like to teach a class or if there is a program that you would like to see us offer, then please contact mgigax@meadowslink.com to submit a class suggestion/idea, or your resume to teach a class.

Youth Classes PJ’S AND STORYTIME Put pajamas on the kids and come down to The Grange for storytime! Each month will feature a different theme. Mr. Cliff from Storytime Parties will entertain the kids with his own unique style of reading, audience interactive storytelling, and songs. Date September 4 October 2 November 6

Time 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Theme Goodnight, Sleep Tight Monster Party Eat it Up!

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT Need an evening without the kids? Kids Night Out gives parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break. Go out for a night on the town with the confidence that your kids are safe and having fun. The program will take place at the Taft House in the Docket Room. We will be showing a PG-rated movie, serving pizza for dinner, and offering a variety of activities and crafts. Pre-registration is required and parents will need to fill out a waiver form before dropping their kids off for the evening. The waiver form can be filled out when you arrive or may be downloaded from the reminder email to bring with you. Please contact Molly Gigax, the Assistant Recreation Coordinator, if you need to make special accommodations for your child regarding medical concerns or dietary restrictions. She can be reached at 303-468-5212 or mgigax@meadowslink.com. Date: October 11 Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Cost: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident (per child) Age Requirements: 4–11 Registration Deadline: October 4 Location: Taft House

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KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Calling all kids who love to bake!!! If you love cookies, cakes and all sorts of treats, this is the perfect class series for you. Over four weeks, students will have the opportunity to learn how to make a wide variety of different baked items hailing from all around the world. Week 1 Each student will learn how to first make a traditional pâte sablée crust followed by a rich vanilla pastry cream. They will then practice knife skills cutting the fresh fruit to top the tart with. A shiny apple glaze will be the final step in completing the almost too beautiful to eat tart.

Adult Classes CAKE TOPPER SCULPTING Join us in making a cute cake topper from fondant. In this class we will demonstrate how to make the fondant and how to get it to the right consistency for modeling. You will also learn how to color, handle and store it as well as making the basic shapes used in creating your own sculpted piece. All the fondant, tools, and supplies are provided. Date: September 15 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 10+ Registration Deadline: September 8 Location: Taft House

Week 2 This week is all about chocolate (white, milk, dark & cocoa). Each student will learn how to make the Ultimate Triple Chocolate Brownies and super delicious Cookies N’ Cream Blondies. This is a great way to compare two bar treats that pair many different types of chocolate. Week 3 This week we explore the new, and trendy Russian piping tips by making flower covered cupcakes. These intricate piping tips allow their user to make beautiful, multi-colored flowers with amazing ease. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with flavoring and coloring buttercream made from scratch. Week 4 We wrap up this class series by tackling one of the more challenging baked goods, a marbled fondant cake. Each student will bake their own cake and make buttercream from scratch, then they’ll learn how to color, roll and cover their cake with fondant. Date: October 16, 23, 30, November 6 Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Cost: $150 Resident/$155 Non-Resident (per child) Age Requirement: 9-13 Registration Deadline: October 9 Location: The Grange Special Note: Please contact Molly Gigax, the Assistant Recreation Coordinator, to discuss dietary or medical concerns you may have. She can be reached at 303-468-5212 or mgigax@meadowslink.com.

We Need Volunteers!! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Our events are possible because of the hard work of our volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, please contact us to see how you can volunteer at the events. It is a great way for High School students to earn community service credit. Please contact Taylor Brown at 303-814-3953 or tbrown@meadowslink.com for more information.

AMERICAN RED CROSS ADULT AND PEDIATRIC FIRST AID, CPR, & AED COURSE Come and learn how to save lives with top-notch training in American Red Cross certified First Aid, CPR and AED training for adults, children and infants. This class is perfect for anyone who needs to recertify in these skills or who is new to these skills. This course is a blended learning course, which means you will complete an online training component at your own pace (typically about 2.5 hours) and arrive to class ready to show all that you learned! You must present your online completion certificate to attend the skills certification portion. This is a perfect complement to the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Certification. Date: In class skills - October 5 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Cost: $65 Resident/$70 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: September 28 Location: Taft House


Adult Classes WINE & PAINT Gather your friends and spend an evening sipping wine and creating your own painting masterpiece! Join instructor Ashley Brandstater as she takes you through the painting step by step. No experience required! All painting supplies and wine provided. Fall Love Birds Date: September 26 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: September 19 Location: The Grange Boo! Halloween Painting Date:October 17 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: October 10 Location: The Grange

BUBBLES WINE EDUCATION Fall is coming and bringing with it chilly nights. To celebrate let’s take a vinous trip through Chile. Join us as we enjoy an evening of some education and some wine tasting. Randy Freeland from Bubbles Liquor World will be leading us on this adventure. Mr. Freeland has innumerable certifications and years in the wine industry and some people, not just his mom, find him moderately entertaining. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Date: September 25 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Cost: FREE (pre-registration required) Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: September 18 Location: The Grange

Health and Fitness BEGINNERS YOGA - DAYTIME CLASSES Yoga is an important component to any “workout” or “fitness” program for individuals of all levels. Athletes and beginners alike benefit from improved coordination, increased range of motion and flexibility and endurance. Studies show tremendous value in yoga as part of a “cross-training” and injury prevention routine. Often times the fast pace of a “flow” class can be confusing or too advanced for beginners. Without a foundation of the fundamental poses, students may be confused or even risk injury. This class breaks down the most common poses (ASANAS) from the ground up, in a slower-paced format. Students will learn proper alignment in order to help protect the body and at the same time, learn to make adjustments or modifications in their own body to get the most benefits. This class is perfect for beginners or yogis looking to enhance their practice and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of alignment. Dates: Tuesdays September 3, 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am Cost: (Sept, Nov) $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident (Oct) $55 Resident/$60 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each month Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class. Please bring your own yoga mat. WEEKLY YOGA – EVENING Looking for a yoga class to get energized while helping you build strength and flexibility? Fitness instructor Jasmine Rinehart will be at the Taft House to teach a unique yoga class. Using a Power Yoga format, this fastpaced intense practice combines breath-linked movement to improve coordination and balance and increase range of motion and flexibility. It is an essential component of any cross-training fitness plan when you are striving for that “one extra degree”. Dates: Tuesdays September 3, 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: (Sept, Nov) $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident (Oct) $55 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each month Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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YOGA WORKSHOP Strength for Yoga: This class will focus on muscle recruitment, activation and strengthening for the most common Asanas used in Vinyasa Power Flow Yoga. While yoga is often described as “easy or beginner workouts” or “stretching” there is a great deal of strength required to practice safely and in this class we will focus on activating and strengthening chest, arms, core and glutes; the muscles responsible for safely moving through asanas such as plank, chaturanga, and all standing poses. All moves will be body weight only and all levels and experiences are welcome. Please bring your yoga mat and any props you have including straps and blocks (not required). Date: September 21 Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 16+ Registration Deadline: September 14 Location: Taft House

Doggie Dive Summer is coming to an end and the pools will be closing for the year. To humans that is… Bring your dog and join us at the Taft House pool for our Doggie Dive event! No humans are allowed in the pools but your dog is free to swim and play to their heart’s content. This event is free to the public but you must be a Meadows resident and have a season pool pass to attend. Participants will need to bring their pool key FOB’s to get in. Please note that for safety reasons it is best to not bring very small children to the event because there will be many dogs and sometimes large dogs running around the pool facility and it is hard to prevent accidental collisions. Date: September 7 Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm Cost: FREE (Must be Meadows resident with a season pool pass to attend) Ages: All ages welcome Location: Taft House Pool (3570 Celestial Ave.) Special Note: Participants must bring their pool key FOB’s to get in

Doggie Dive, September 7 Neighborhood Garage Sale, September 14

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Blood Drive at The Grange, September 16 Food Truck Frenzy, October 4 PumpkinFest, October 19 Murder Mystery Dinner, November 2 Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique, November 8 & 9

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GARAGE SALE

The Meadows will be having a community garage sale! We will take registrations this year and put them into a spreadsheet in list form. We will not make a map. To enter your address, please visit www.meadowslink.com and go under the events and programs tab. Happy Shopping! Date: September 14 Location: The Meadows Neighborhood Registration Deadline: September 13 by 3 pm.

Blood Drive at The Grange The Children’s Hospital Colorado is bringing their mobile blood drive to The Grange and we need to know, can we count you in? Every year at Children’s Hospital Colorado, 8,000 units of blood products are transfused into sick and injured infants, children and teens. Without this blood, many of the lifesaving procedures performed at Children’s Hospital Colorado would not be possible. Blood donation does not cost money and requires little time. It does, however, make a big difference. If you are interested in participating, please visit www.MeadowsLink.com and click on the Events and Programs tab at the top of the page and then click on the Blood Drive drop down tab. Then read the eligibility requirements and if you qualify you can sign up online.

Date: September 16 Time: Timeslots available 8:30 am-12:15 pm Registration: Please sign up on www.meadowslink.com Registration Deadline: Please try to sign up as soon as possible and at least a week prior to the blood drive to ensure we get all of the spots filled. 16 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019


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Food Truck Frenzy

Come hungry and join us behind The Grange for dinner and entertainment for the whole family at this fun new event! We will be bringing in several of the Front Range’s finest food trucks. The entire event is free but we encourage participants to visit the food trucks to purchase dinner. We heard your requests from last year and we will have even more food trucks this year. We will also be having live music by Renegade Road as well as inflatable rides for the kids. Admission to attend the event is free but the food trucks will be charging for dinner and their prices vary. Please visit www. meadowslink.com and go under the Events & Programs tab at the top of the page for more information and to see which food trucks will be attending. Date: October 4 Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Cost: Admission to the event is FREE – Food truck menu items vary in price Ages: All ages welcome Location: The Grange Parking Lot (3692 Meadows Blvd.)

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Events

PumpkinFest Join us behind The Grange for PumpkinFest! The event features tons of pumpkins, live music, rides, arts and crafts, a costume parade, trick or treating at sponsor booths, giveaways, concessions, and much more! Kids are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes. There will be a kid’s costume parade around the event at 1:15 pm and then children will be given Halloween bags so they can go and trick or treat at the sponsor booths. Visit our giant pumpkin patch! Meadows residents get 1 free pumpkin per household. Non-residents and residents who want additional pumpkins can purchase them for $5 each. If you are a Meadows resident, please remember to bring your key fobs to access the fast pass line for the pumpkin patch. Parking will be available at The Grange and Paintbrush Park. Please consider walking to the event if possible as parking is limited. One lane on each side of Meadows Blvd. from the Paintbrush Park to Painthorse Dr. will be closed the day of the event from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for the hay wagon rides. Please use caution when driving down Meadows Blvd. and watch for pedestrians. All participants must sign a liability waiver to go on the rides. Waiver booths will be available to sign the waiver the day of the event or

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families can avoid the lines MNC, MCA and Non-Residents residents can stop into The Grange from October 14-18 to fill out their liability waiver for the rides and get their wristbands in advance if they wish to avoid the waiver lines during the event.

Date: October 19 Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Cost: FREE (Costume Parade, Crafts and Sponsor Booths) Cost of Rides/Inflatables: Meadows Neighborhood Company (MNC) and Meadows Community Association (MCA) Residents. – FREE (You must bring your driver’s license with Meadows address or Pool FOB to verify residency.) Non-Residents: $10/wristband All participants must sign a liability waiver to go on the rides. Waiver booths will be available to sign the waiver the day of the event or families can avoid the lines MNC, MCA and Non-Residents residents can stop into The Grange from October 14-18 to fill out their liability waiver for the rides and get their wristbands in advance if they wish to avoid the waiver lines during the event. Wristbands will give you access to participate on the inflatables/rides for the event. Wristbands are not required to attend the event for participation in the costume parade and visit with sponsors. Location: Behind The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)


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Murder Mystery Dinner Join us at The Grange for a Murder Mystery Dinner presented by The Murder Mystery Company. All guests are transformed into sleuths and suspects in a game of murder they get to play! If you’ve always been curious about being a part of a murder mystery, give us a try. The evening will kick off with cocktails from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm. and mingling with the actors. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be catered. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. The price of admission includes the show, dinner, and one glass of wine. Additional drinks may be purchased separately at the bar. Costumes are welcome! Be sure to sign up early because pre-registration is required and this event fills up quickly. PLOT SUMMARY: Lucky you! You’ve been invited to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year! In this “Married to the Mob” event, you’ll never know who to trust. With the two families merging together, someone is bound to lose power, which means someone else will lose their life! Get on the trolley and solve this case with your fellow detectives. Dress like the cat’s meow for this mafia wedding! Flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras are all appropriate. Date: November 2 Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: October 26 Age Requirement: 21+

Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique Seeks Vendors Vendors are needed for the Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique that is scheduled for Friday, November 8 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO). Vendor set up will be on Thursday, November 7 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. This event will be an opportunity for a variety of artists, crafters, and home-based businesses to sell their merchandise in a boutique environment. Jewelry, craft items, accessories, home decor, seasonal items, and more are welcome! Rental Fee: $75 for 8’ x 8’ (approximate) space for Meadows residents. $95 a space for non-residents or commercial companies. Tables and chairs are not included in the rental fee. 8’ tables are available for rent at $10 each. Chairs are $5 each. To guarantee availability the day of the show, all tables and chairs must be rented in advance. Electricity is limited and is $30 if available.

Vendors will be selected based on variety, originality, and quality of product. Measures will be taken to ensure merchandise is not duplicated among multiple vendors. Vendors will need to provide their own grids, shelving, or other display items. No canopies or pop-ups will be allowed. Vendors must staff their booth during all hours of the event on Friday and Saturday. The vendor application deadline is Friday, September 20 at 5:00 pm. Applications can be emailed to mgigax@meadowslink.com or dropped off at The Grange or Taft House. Vendors will be notified if they were selected by Friday, September 27. For more information or to download the vendor application form, please visit www.meadowslink.com and go under the Events and Program Info tab at the top of the page and then the Events drop down menu or call 303-814-2358

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Events

Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique Join us at The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) for the Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique! The event will be two days long and will feature a variety of artists, crafters, and home-based businesses that are selling their merchandise in a boutique environment for all to enjoy. There will be something for everyone so be sure to stop by and check out the one of a kind, unique, handmade, or hand-crafted must haves! Jewelry, accessories, home dĂŠcor, repurposed items, vintage seasonal items, and gifts for everyone on your list will be available! Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each or 6/$5 to win all kinds of fantastic donated items! All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Douglas County Task Force. Come and get your Christmas shopping done early! The Boutique is Open: Friday, November 8 10:00 am-6:00 pm & Saturday, November 9 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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Discount AMC Movie Tickets For Sale Available at Taft House During Regular Business Hours We have discount tickets available for $9.00 each and popcorn coupons for $4.50 Please realize that the most savings for these discount movie tickets happen when used during weekend and peakpremium movie times. You would not want to utilize them during discounted, non-peak times or on a discounted admission movie day. **Surcharge may apply for 3D, Max, XD, $DX premium and special theatrical presentations, and other specially priced films as well as a premium or luxury locations.

Please leash up and clean up after your pet! Thank you!

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YOUR Clubs THE MEADOWS HIKING CLUB

The purpose of The Meadows Hiking Club is to provide an opportunity for those interested in hiking to meet other hikers on a regular basis and experience a variety of different hikes. Our hiking experience will range from less strenuous evening hikes (Thursdays) to more aggressive and difficult hikes (Saturdays) up some of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. If you have questions or if you would like to join, you may e-mail RJ Daskevich at rjdask@gmail.com.

MAH JONGG

Come join us and learn to play Mah Jongg (Mahjong, Mjiang) - Regardless of the spelling, it is a four player Chinese tile game of skill and strategy similar to Rummy. The object is to be the first player to complete a valid hand of 14 tiles. Players do this by assembling tiles into one of many pattern-based combinations or “hands”. For more information, call Naarah Turpen 303-947-9640 Dates: Tuesdays Times: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: The Grange

BUNCO

There is a new club offered at The Grange! On the third Friday of every month we will offer Bunco. As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. Each attendee is asked to bring a snack or drink to share. You must reserve your spot ahead of time with Diana Fabia at 209-607-3064. Dates: The third Friday of every month Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: The Grange

CYCLING CLUB

6202 Cycling was formed in December 2005 by a group of Castle Rock-based cyclists who wanted to share their love of bicycling and their community. 6202 Cycling welcomes bicyclists of all styles – casual riders, racers, mountain and road cyclists, men, women and families. Club members participated in several organized local and regional rides including Elephant Rock, Triple Bypass, and the Courage Classic. 6202 Cycling is a member of the League of American Cyclists, a non-profit membership organization which promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education. More information can be found on the club website: www.6202cycling.org

BRIDGE GROUP

PLAYGROUP

Dates: 2nd and 4th Mondays Times: 1:15 pm-4:30 pm Location: The Grange

Ages: 0-5 Dates: Every Thursday Times: 10:30 am-12:00 pm Location: The Grange

Join in for a friendly game of Bridge twice a month at The Grange. Players must have some Bridge playing experience, but all levels are welcome. If you would like to join the group or would like more information, please contact Therese (Terry) Clements at 740-360-7118.

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Grab your little ones for a playgroup every Thursday at The Grange. For children ages 0-5, this group is fun, relaxed, and provides a great opportunity for you and your children to meet others in your neighborhood. An attentive parent or caretaker must accompany all children. If your little one is under the weather, please keep him or her at home until they are feeling better.


Home & Garden

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New Homeowner Orientation Welcome to The Meadows! To all our new Neighbors, you are invited to a New Homeowner Orientation at The Grange on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm.

Overall Winner – 4285 Kellwood Drive

Curb Appeal Contest

2nd Place Winner – 4634 Trailside Loop

Thank you for all of the great nominations for this year’s curb appeal contest. After much deliberation, the following three properties have been awarded first, second and third place. Each of these homeowners will receive a $50 VISA gift card. 3rd Place Winner – 2723 Warmstone Court

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Home & Garden

Fall is in the Air Fall is a favorite time of the year for those who enjoy their outdoor landscapes. As temperatures cool and the days shorten, it’s pleasant to be in the yard and garden for both you and your plants. Tree and shrub growth comes to a close and pest and insect problems become more sporadic. Now is an excellent time to consider new plantings for your landscape. Cooler air and soil temperatures put less stress on newly installed plants. Fall water demands are less while roots proliferate in the cooler soils. Many local nurseries will have discounted plants for fall. Consider planting small trees that could be in stock, as they will establish faster, and transplant earlier Needle bearing (evergreen trees) respire or lose water through their foliage during the winter season. For this reason, evergreens are best planted earlier in the year. Trees and shrubs should be planted prior to the first of November. Bulbs should be in the ground by October 15. When planting in the fall, wood mulches and winter watering will be needed for success. Mulching and winter watering will increase a new tree’s chances of survival. After planting a tree, water it deeply. Mulch trees and shrubs with a three inch layer of wood chips, pine needles or a similar material, mulch to at least a foot beyond the area of the tree’s root ball. Water the tree again to settle the mulch. Here is a quick fall checklist to keep you on the right path and save you dollars in replacing systems due to lack of winterization, or preparing your landscaping for the cold months ahead. September Ease up on watering; plants need time to harden off before the cold sets in. Fall is the best time to fertilize lawns. Make the final application of nitrogen while the grass is still green. Apply one pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of cool season grasses. Warm season grasses do not require any fertilization in the fall. September is also a good month to plant shrubs and deciduous trees. They will require extra care and watering, but will put on a lot of root growth if planted early in the fall. October Using twine, tie up trees and shrubs that may break with heavy snow. Take time to clean up f lowerbeds and vegetable gardens. Mow the turf with a catcher to collect fallen leaves and winterize by draining and storing hoses; blow out all sprinkler systems including subsurface and drip lines (see more info below). November Trees with thin bark, or those transplanted within the last three years, should have tree wrap applied before the 15th of the month. Based on the current drought situations, consider winter watering of trees during the winter months. Make notes of garden plants 24 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

you observed during the fall that had the color you need for your yard and those that were successful in your yard during last season. Additionally, take note of the areas that need an extra plant for next year-this will help you avoid over purchasing next spring. Winterization Starts now! Check filters, blowers and blower compartments, belts, burners, pilots, as well as the ducts. Routine maintenance will increase the life of your furnace. • Filters. Check your filter monthly and either clean or replace it. A clogged or dirty filter reduces the amount of airf low over the exchanger. This is the most neglected item in furnace maintenance. • Blower and Blower Compartments. Turn off the electric power to the furnace, clean, and remove the lint and dust from the blower and compartment. • Belts. If the blower is belt-driven, check the belt for wear and tension. Adjust the belt enough to prevent it from slipping. • Burner/Pilot. Burner and pilot should be cleaned annually. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for lighting the pilot. • Distribution System. Check all ducts for leaks and repair them with duct tape. Ducts should be insulated in unheated areas. Wrap batt insulation around the ducts and seal with duct tape. Be sure not to block any air intake openings. Sprinklers and irrigation systems need Winterization as weather turns cold. Blowing out sprinkler systems in the fall, prior to the colder months when low temperatures cause water to freeze, can save thousands of dollars in damage and unquantifiable distress for the homeowner. Make sure your home’s outdoor irrigation system is properly cleared of water, turned off and protected from freezing temperatures. A proper, professional sprinkler system winterization includes: • Compressed air removes all moisture from the lines and other critical components. • All electrical components are thoroughly checked. Make note of any potential needed repairs that will need to be on before starting your system up in the spring. Sprinkler lines that do not get winterized can freeze in extremely low temperatures, which are common in Colorado winter months. Frozen water in your irrigation system can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and property, and require some or all of the irrigation system to be repaired or replaced. Irrigation system winterization needs to be done before the temperatures start to drop, so don’t delay!


YOUR Community Douglas County School District

FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION By Anthony Graziano

A new school year is already upon us - bringing the promise of unlimited opportunities and experiences for our students and staff. It was a little more than a year ago that I connected with you regarding funding challenges facing the Douglas County School District (DCSD). We are so thankful to our voters for approving a $40 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $250 million Bond for DCSD this past November. It was the first time since 2006 that our school district received new local dollars and they were much needed. Over the past few months, DCSD has gotten to work putting these dollars to great use. The MLO enabled us to increase compensation for our teachers and staff, add counselors to our schools - including at the elementary school level, increase Career and Technical education offerings to students, enhance safety and security in our school buildings, and make much-needed improvements to our aging school buildings. It has been wonderful to see some of this work taking place over the summer. And, of course, the Bond will enable us to build an expansion of the Castle View High School building to help reduce overcrowding.

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it is always wise to get more than one bid - and DCSD is no different. Over the last school year, the district saved more than $1.3 million through competitive bidding processes and negotiations. • Finally, our team has begun actively investing operating cash when it is not needed for payroll and accounts payable, in compliance with state laws and DCSD Board of Education policy. This resulted in investment earnings more than double from prior years. Now I want to brag on our graduates a bit - we recently handed out more than 4,700 diplomas in DCSD. Did you know that the Class of 2019 earned nearly $96 million in scholarships? We all know that every dollar counts - whether it is funding from our recent ballot initiatives, or money for our new graduates as they head into the next chapter of their lives. I hope this provides you with a better understanding of how seriously we take our role when it comes to taxpayer funds. As a father of a current DCSD student and a recent DCSD graduate, I strongly believe our school district is an investment in our future and I will continue to do my part to ensure our fiscal responsibility remains a priority. I am proud to serve as your DCSD Board of Education Director for District B, which includes the Meadows community. I am honored to be part of this amazing school district! Anthony Graziano is the DCSD Board of Education Director for District B.

We listened when our community said they wanted to know how the MLO and Bond dollars are being used. One of the first steps we took after the passage of the MLO and Bond was to form a Mill Bond Oversight Ad-Hoc Committee (MBOC) made up of 20 community members from across Douglas County. This committee monitors the progress of the improvements and programs being implemented via MLO/Bond dollars, and ensures the MLO/Bond expenditures are in alignment with the ballot language approved by our voters. What you may not know, however, is the additional work going on behind the scenes in DCSD to stretch your taxpayer dollars even further. For example, DCSD has an incredibly high credit rating. In fact, the highest of any school district in Colorado! Our stellar credit rating, combined with the prevailing interest rate environment, enabled DCSD to sell the bonds approved by voters for an additional $40 million - with no additional taxes for our voters. Impressive, right? Here are some other funding facts that may interest you: • Just as we all do when buying a car or a home, our school district took advantage of lower interest rates to save taxpayer money. Over the past 10 years, existing bond issuances were refinanced, resulting in a $21.7 million savings to taxpayers. • When you are in the market for a home improvement project,

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YOUR Community TAMMY’S TIPS Do You Need To Get Rid Of Some Stuff? Everyone has a little stuff lying around the house. OK, some of us may have more than a little. Regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from decluttering our homes. Decluttering makes you more efficient and keeps you organized. More than that, clutter has psychological inf luences; it sends a signal to your brain that work is not finished. You may be surprised how much better you feel after you eliminate unnecessary stuff from your life. You might consider advertising on Craigslist or Nextdoor, hiring a junk hauler, or contacting a charitable organization. Below is a list of charitable organizations, upcoming recycling events, vendors that provide haul away/recycling services, and organizations providing assistance in the Castle Rock community.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling Event: Household hazardous wastes are products that contain ingredients that are toxic, f lammable, corrosive or reactive. Some examples include pool chemicals, antifreeze, batteries, solvents, pesticides, f luorescent lights, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, oil-based paint and tires. These products should not be placed in the trash or poured down the drain, storm sewers or on the ground. Proper disposal at the Roundup Event helps prevent accidental poisonings and fire hazards in your home.

Aging Resources of Douglas County: A free assistance and referral program for qualified seniors needing help with light maintenance and chores – donations are accepted. Give them a call at 303-814-4300, or visit them on the web at www.agingresourcesdougco.org.

Knockout Junk – Junk Hauler: A Castle Rock residential junk removal company – Call or text 720-443-1470 or schedule service online at www.knockoutjunk.com.

Charitable Organizations: Goodwill Industries – 303-650-7700 – www.goodwill.org Help & Hope Center (formerly Douglas/Elbert Task Force) – 303-688-6129 – www.helpandhopecenter.org Salvation Army – free pickup – 800-728-7825 – www.satruck.org E-Waste Recycling Event: Many electronics can and should be recycled. Recycle your old electronics and shred documents for free at this event! Bring your household electronics, including televisions, plus three file boxes or kitchen-sized trash bags per person for paper shredding.

Household Chemical Roundup Recycling Event - $25 per vehicle & proof of residency required Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. – Castle Rock Water – 175 Kellogg Ct., Castle Rock

Metal Men LLC – If it tings, they take it! – Metal Recycling: Do you have an old vehicle you need to get rid of? Is your old appliance taking up valuable storage space? Contact Metal Men LLC for free curbside pickup. If it tings, they take it! Give them a call at 720-215-1388 or send an email to metal. men5280@gmail.com. To the Rescue: Provides a range of services offered to all community members with specialized services for seniors and persons with disabilities. Services include transportation, residential cleaning, lawn care, snow removal, and home organization/downsizing services. Give them a call at 720-851-2100 or visit the web at www.totherescue.net.

Free Community Recycling Event – Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9a.m. to 1p.m. Echo Park Stadium – 11901 Newlin Gulch Rd., Parker

Tree Debris: Take your tree debris, including tree limbs, shrubs and brush, to the FREE Castle Rock Trash/Mulch site – 1400 Caprice Dr., Castle Rock – Open Saturdays until 5 p.m. through October 29, 2019.

First Call: A free information and referral line in Douglas County. First Call links people with quality services in the community. Give them a call at 303-660-7519.

The Town of Castle Rock does not endorse any organization or service named in this list. List compiled by the Town of Castle Rock–Zoning Division

Rueter-Hess Paddle Days The Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the public to paddle and kayak on the reservoir. The reservoir has not yet opened for public access, so these events are great opportunities to explore this scenic reservoir. Boat inspections will be on-site. Registration is required. Rueter-Hess Reservoir is located on Hess Road, one mile east of I-25 at the Castle Pines Parkway exit. Date: September 2, 8, 21, 22 Time: 7:45 am-1:00 pm Details: All individuals are required to be off the water by 11:45 am, as the event closes at noon. Watercraft will be inspected from 7:45-10:30 am 26

Location: Rueter-Hess Reservoir Contact: 720-733-3569 Registration: Registration is required through Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Cost: $10


SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

New Ballot Drop Box Location in The Meadows By Laura Skirde, Communications Project Manager, Douglas County Office of Clerk and Recorder

Colorado is an all-mail ballot state, making it one of the easiest and most secure places to vote in the nation. Registered voters receive a ballot at their home address about three weeks prior to each Election Day. Not only can voters drop their completed ballot in the mailbox with proper postage during the early voting period preceding each election, but Douglas County now offers more Ballot Drop Boxes than ever before, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during early voting periods – no postage necessary!

A new Ballot Drop Box, like this one located at the Douglas County Elections Office, is coming to the Grange Community Center.

The Grange Community Center, located at 3692 Meadows Boulevard, will be one of Castle Rock’s newest Ballot Drop Box locations for future elections. The Ballot Drop Box will be located on the south side of the Main Driveway loop. This location will allow easy access for voters throughout the Meadows community to drive up and drop-off their ballot,

without even getting out of the car! The installation of the new Ballot Drop Box is scheduled for early September. There are several elections coming up over the next year and a half: the Coordinated Election on November 5, 2019; the Presidential Primary Election on March 3, 2020; The Primary Election on June 30, 2020; and the General Election on November 3, 2020. The new Ballot Drop Box at the Grange Community Center will be available for early voting in the November 5, 2019 Coordinated Election from October 15, 2019 through Election Day, November 5, 2019, closing at 7:00 p.m. For a complete list of all Douglas County Ballot Drop Box locations and Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) locations, as well as Voter Registration and Elections information, please visit DouglasVotes.com. THE MEADOWS AT CASTLE ROCK 27


YOUR Community Octoberfest 2019

Touch A Truck

FREE admission, beer token pre-sale starts at 9 am

Put your imagination in gear and get to 4th Annual Castle Rock Touch A Truck event hosted by Castle Rock Police Department. These trucks are usually plowing streets, working construction sites and saving lives, but for this event they’ll be at Douglas County Fairgrounds for all to see. Kids will get a chance to sit in the driver’s seat and explore police cars, firetrucks, news trucks, helicopters and much more! Plus, get the opportunity to hear from the operators about how everything works and what role the vehicle plays in the community..

STREET CLOSURES: Wilcox Street will be closed between Third and Fifth streets, Fourth Street between Perry and Jerry streets, and Jerry Street between Third and Fourth streets. PARKING: Parking is available at the Douglas County parking garage located at Third and Jerry streets, on the southwest corner of the event venue. Also, there is parking on Elbert Street between Third and Fourth streets, one block west of the event. TROLLEY: The trolley will be providing FREE shuttle service.

Date: September 28 Time: 1:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: Wilcox Square, Downtown Castle Rock Address: Castle Rock, CO 80104 Cost: Free

Date: September 28 Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm Details: 9:00 am - 10:00 am No horn hour 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Main Event Location: Douglas County Fairgrounds Address: 500 Fairgrounds Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Castle Rock Trail Festival/LiveBIG Family Adventure Run

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Join us the weekend after Labor Day, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Castle Rock provides the perfect canvas for the 30th Annual Colorado Artfest, which has become a summertime tradition for residents and art enthusiasts alike. Enjoy continual live main stage entertainment featuring popular musicians, interactive exhibits for the kids, savor fabulous food/beverages and so much more! Delight in the artistic impressions of more than 170 Artists from across the country. Continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, will provide a complementary backdrop to this year’s program. There’s a multitude of opportunities to appreciate – and purchase – art during this weekend of visual inspiration.

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 Time: 9 am to 6 pm Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 Time: 10 am to 5 pm Cost: Admission is free Location: Downtown Castle Rock - Festival Park Address: 300 2nd Street, Castle Rock, CO 80109 28

Come run Castle Rock’s best trail race at the beautiful Philip S. Miller Park. The event offers six races: a 50k ultramarathon, a marathon, a half marathon, a 10K, the liveBIG 5K and the family adventure race. The event will highlight the soft surface trails that are part of the Town’s largest ever park project. The race will begin near Castle Rock’s state-of-the-art Miller Activity Complex, a beautiful $30 million venue. The race course will showcase the Philip S. Miller Park single and double track trails at the adjacent Ridgeline Open Space. Don’t forget the impressive views of the surrounding buttes and the scenic views of Castle Rock as the trail twists and winds over the f lowing race course. If you have any energy left after your race, you are welcome to climb the Challenge Hill, a 200-step staircase on the hillside near the finish line.

Date: October 5, 2019 Time: All Day Details: 8 am - 4 pm = 50K / Marathon 8:30 am = Half Marathon 9 am = 10K 9:30 am = 5K 10:30 am = Family Adventure Run Location: Philip S. Miller Park - Trails and Challenge Hill Address: 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway, Castle Rock, CO 80109 Cost: Varies with each event: $15-$80 Registration: https://www.coloradorunnerevents.com/CastleRock/registration/online-registration/


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Meadows Living September/October 2019 Newsletter  

Meadows Living September/October 2019 Newsletter