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

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Table of Contents YOUR Neighborhood | 4 MNC Staff Assessment Payment Info Board of Governors Info Welcome our New Executive Director All About Trash The Grange & Taft Rental Information Wateriing Instructions for Evergreen and Deciduous Trees Good Neighbor Award

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YOUR Events and Leisure Guide | 11 CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION Youth Classes PJ’s and Storytime Kids in the Kitchen Reindeer Cupcakes and Christmas Cookies Life Skills Classes for Teens Adult Classes Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Make Your Own Pizza Bubbles Wine Education Pallet Classes Cupcakes and Cocktails Wine and Paint

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Health and Fitness Beginning Yoga Weekly Yoga Yoga Workshop

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

Snow Removal in The Meadows

Aspen View Academy......................720-733-3436

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School District News Coats for Colorado Tammy’s Tips Neighborhood Project / Enhancement Award Castle Rock Starlighting Turkey ROCK Trot Storytellers and S’mores Christmas Tree Recycling

The Grange Office Fall/Winter Hours Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm Friday 9 am-4 pm Saturday 10 am-2 pm Sunday Closed MNC Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm

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Upcoming SPECIAL EVENTS! Holiday Wine Soirée Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique Holiday in the Meadows Winter Night Lights Sign up Winter Night Lights Drive Along Pancake Breakfast with Santa The Grange Book Exchange

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WHO TO CALL…

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

Holiday Hours for The Grange & Taft House November 27 Facilities close at Noon November 28-29 Closed for Thanksgiving December 24-25 Closed for Christmas December 31-January 1 Closed for New Years Regular Office Hours resume January 2

CR Middle School.............................303-387-1300 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 720-974-4137 - cmiller@msihoa.com • Morgans Run- $215 + sub-association payment paid directly to the sub-association: Morgans Run HOA. Please contact HG Management Jeff Calhoun 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: November 7 2 pm Taft House January 2 2 pm 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 Please Welcome Our New Executive Director The Board of Governors conducted a national employment search to find the right candidate for the open Executive Director position for the Meadows Neighborhood Company (MNC). After a lengthy and detailed process including multiple interviews a candidate was selected. The MNC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Jill Allen! She arrived August 5th and has hit the ground running. Jill comes to us with over 12 years of management experience, which is comprised of successfully managing a quantity of very large upscale communities consisting of a minimum of 1,900 units to 4,000 units in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. metro area. During her 12 years of management experience, Jill has gained a wealth of knowledge, such as financial management, facilities management, budget preparedness, reserve planning, preventative maintenance, contract administration, meeting planning, a high-level of customer service, the know-how to infiltrate a teamwork attitude within the staff, supervision of costly reserve projects, and the understanding of enforcing rules and regulations. Her character, personality, and strong work ethic have earned her the respect of her peers, and various Board and Committee members. Her strong leadership, attention to detail, and desire to succeed are her driving forces as a manager. Jill has a track record of being recognized for her leadership abilities, exceptional organization skills, work ethic, and team-building acumen. Additionally, Jill is a long-term member of the Community Association Institute and has earned the CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Associations) in 2010, the AMS (Association Management Specialist) designation in 2011, the PCAM (Professional Community Association Manager) in 2015, and the (LSM) Large Scale Manager designation in 2018. She also served three years on her own HOA Board as Treasurer and Secretary, where she resided in Northern Virginia so that she could provide her community with the knowledge she has gained as an experienced property manager. Jill did this so that she could receive the experience of what it is like to be on the other side as an elected Board member. Jill spent twenty years as a dedicated Navy Seabee wife with tours in California, Texas, Hawaii, Mississippi and Virginia. During that time, she held multiple positions in government, banking, and HOA management.

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 every week in October and 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.

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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.

THE 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

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Watering Instructions For Evergreen and Deciduous Trees

For Evergreen and Deciduous Trees

May to October – Water your tree every other day

Day and day after install completely rootball with a hose, then follow regular watering instructions Mayoftoinstall October – Water your tree every saturate other day

November 3 times a week Day of install– and day after install completely saturate rootball with a hose, then follow regular watering instructions December to February – water with hose in dry conditions on warm days. November – 3 times a week March and April – 3 times a week.

December to February – water with hose in dry conditions on warm days. March and April – 3 times a week. Commonly Asked Questions

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Good Neighbor Award The Good Neighbor Award recognizes the ongoing efforts of neighbors within the MNC who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood, or to other neighbors; all by being NEIGHBORLY! Our first nomination was made by Nathalie and Javier Jaramillo. “We have amazing neighbors on our street. Everyone is super kind and goes above and beyond to help anyone in need. I would like to nominate three neighbors ( Jane, Kara, John, Heidi and Matt) who are particularly amazing here on Foxberry Dr. within the Suncatcher neighborhood.” “These people are some of the most amazing human beings I know. They always go out of their way to support neighbors. We are incredibly lucky to live here, but most importantly to have such fabulous people around.” The second nomination was made by Aimee Mannix. “I would like to nominate Jesse Mannix for the Good Neighbor Award.” “When Jesse moved into the neighborhood, he noticed that an elderly lady and her daughter lived next door to him. He took it upon himself to offer to mow their lawn and weed whack each week. He said, “They are by themselves, and it’s the right thing to do”” “Jesse can also be found walking in and around our cul-de-sac picking up bags of litter that has blown around - by hand.” Thank you everyone for all of the nominations. We love hearing about the wonderful people in our community and being able to recognize them. If you were nominated, please stop by the Taft house (3570 Celestial Avenue) for a gift to show our appreciation.


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YOUR Events and Leisure Guide KIDS IN THE KITCHEN HOLIDAY BAKING

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. 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 story time! 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 November 6 December 4 January 8

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

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Theme Eat it Up! Movin’ and Groovin’ Winter Weather

Mini Pumpkin Pies Each student will learn how to make a traditional pie crust followed by a velvety pumpkin custard. Then they’ll get creative by cutting out various pie dough shapes and décor to decorate the top of their pie. The final touch will be making fresh Chantilly cream as a topping. Date: November 20 Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Cost: $40 Resident/ $45 Non-Resident (per child) Age Requirement: 9-13 Registration Deadline: November 13 Location: The Grange Reindeer Cake Pops Each student will learn how to make cake and buttercream frosting from scratch. From there they will learn the steps to making adorable reindeer cake pops that are perfect for the holidays. This is a great introduction to cake pops, which have limitless possibilities when it comes to decorating! Date: December 4 Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per child) Age Requirement: 9-13 Registration Deadline: November 27 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 REINDEER CUPCAKES AND CHRISTMAS COOKIES Make an adorable reindeer cupcake and an assortment of Christmas cookies to enjoy this holiday season. The reindeer is made using a marshmallow, with fondant antlers and ears. The gingerbread and sugar cookies are decorated with yummy buttercream. All cupcakes, cookies, frosting and supplies are provided by the instructor. Date: December 15 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 5+ Registration Deadline: December 8 Location: Taft House


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LIFE SKILLS CLASSES FOR TEENS! Calling Castle Rock Teens! Your future is right around the corner, are you ready to own it? LearnLife, life skills classes for teens will teach you the art of becoming a successfully independent adult! Now is the time to learn basic life skills that you can use not only today but will help you master your future! If “adulting” seems like an impossible task, join us and learn skills that will make it easy.

MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA Calling all pizza lovers! Interested in making homemade pizza from scratch? Join us for Regina’s homemade pizza class. Regina Mann from the Denver 100 real estate and Meadows resident has a passion for cooking and would love to share some laughs, get to know you, and make delicious pizza!

Learn how to communicate in any situation, how to interview and get the job, how to make the most of your money, how to change a tire, what to do in a car accident, what to do if there is a water leak, power outage, or gas leak, and much more! Learn the art of becoming the successfully independent adult you want to be!

This pizza dough recipe has been in Regina’s family for generations. You will receive instructions on how to make the dough, make a pizza in class, and create your own fresh batch of dough to bring to your family and friends! All proceeds will go to the ALIE foundation which supports educating families about the danger of child abduction and provides bloodhound dogs to Police K-9 Units to locate missing abducted children.

Date: January 18 Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm Cost: $85 Resident/$90 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 14-18 Registration Deadline: January 11 Location: Taft House Go to Learnlife.co for more information.

Adult Classes THANKSGIVING CAKE DECORATING The perfect class for the beginner cake decorator! We will cover how to level and fill your cake, as well as how to give your cake a smooth professional finish. Next, we well show how to do a pattern transfer and use simple outline, star and leaf techniques to decorate your cake. The 6 inch cake, frosting and filling, and supplies are provided by the instructor. Date: November 10 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 10+ Registration Deadline: November 6 Location: The Grange

Date: November 22 Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Cost: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 18+ Registration Deadline: November 15 Location: The Grange BUBBLES WINE EDUCATION Bubbles Liquor World is bringing bubbles to the house. Ride along as we explore the various sparkling wine producing regions and their wines with pairings to match. Pick out your bubbly delights for the holiday season. If you share our love of the Bubbles, you won’t want to miss this one! Date: November 15 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Cost: FREE (pre-registration required) Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: November 8 Location: The Grange

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.


Adult Classes PALLET CLASSES Leave all the hard work of cutting, sanding, and nailing to the instructor! Come and paint these fun custom pallet creations. All supplies are included.

Fall Pallets Date: November 8 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: Pumpkin Hanger (12”x11”): $27 Hello Fall Sign (4’x12”): $60 Both Signs: $79 Age Requirement: 16+ Registration Deadline: November 4 Location: Taft House

Holiday Pallets Date: December 3 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: Noel: $50 Holiday Tray: $65 Age Requirement: 16+ Registration Deadline: November 26 Location: The Grange

WINE & PAINT Gather your friends and spend an evening sipping wine and creating your own painting masterpiece! Join instructor Ashely Brandstater as she takes you through the painting step by step. No experience required! All painting supplies and wine provided! November Wine Glasses Date: November 19 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: November 12 Location: The Grange December Wine Glasses Date: December 18 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: December 11 Location: Taft House

Health and Fitness

CUPCAKES AND COCKTAILS Add some Christmas cheer to your holiday cupcakes this year. In this class we will infuse a flavorful combination of liqueurs and spirits to an assortment of cupcakes. You will learn how to make edible paper snowflakes from wafer paper, as well as mini Christmas trees and fondant holly leaves and berries. Enjoy a glass of wine and light appetizers while creating your own boozy cupcakes. Everything is provided by the instructor. Each participant will take home an infuser and 6 decorated cupcakes. Bring your friends and have fun in this special holiday class! Dates: December 2 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: November 25 Location: The Grange

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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 November 5, 12, 19, 26 December 3, 10, 27, 24 January 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 9:15 am-10:15 am Cost: $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 16+ 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.


Events Health and Fitness 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 fast-paced 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 November 5, 12, 19, 26 December 3, 10, 27, 24 January 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $45 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.

YOGA WORKSHOP We think that it is a state of mind; a way of being.your vibration and energy that attracts positivity, abundance, love and light.

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Holiday Wine Soiree Join us at The Grange for our 6th Annual Holiday Wine Soiree. Admission is a 750 ml bottle of red wine or chilled white wine, per person, valued at a minimum of $10. No boxed wines please. Bottles will be covered and there will be blind tastings of various wines. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of different categories. Hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. All participants will be ID’d at the door so please remember to bring your driver’s license. Participants must pre-register and space is limited for this popular event so sign up early! Date: December 13 Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm Cost: Each participant must bring a 750 ML of red wine or chilled white wine (Participants must pre-register) Age Requirement: 21+ Location: The Grange Registration Deadline: December 6

BeYoutiFull is the way we feel about ourselves. Can we be comfortable in our own skin? Do we feel like we are enough? Do we even know who we actually are? Can we be true to ourselves, our values, and stay true when times get tough? Can we articulate that to others and set boundaries to maintain integrity and authenticity? Jennifer and Jasmine have teamed up to work with many women on healthy self-esteem, healthy boundaries and creating and living a life of gratitude and abundance through their collaborative psycho-education work and yoga-based movement. This 2 hour workshop breaks down the principles of choosing values, identifying and sitting with your feelings, setting healthy boundaries and communicating them in an authentic and productive way, and living a life of abundance. Tools and concepts will be presented, discussed and then integrated through yoga-inspired movement. Bring your open heart and yoga mat. No previous yoga experience required. Date: November 2 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 16+ Registration Deadline: November 1 Location: Taft House

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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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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

Holiday in The Meadows Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to attend their Holiday in the Meadows event! The event will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus along with a photographer to take free family pictures, carolers, crafts, trolley rides, yummy holiday treats, coffee, hot chocolate, and more! If The Grange parking lot fills up, just head to the parking lot at Paintbrush Park and hitch a ride to The Grange on the trolley! The first trolley ride will start at 10 am and will run continuously between the Grange and Paintbrush Park until 3:00 pm. We will also be doing a sock drive to benefit the Sock It To Em campaign which provides socks for the homeless. If you are interested in donating for this cause please bring a new pair of socks to donate. Date: December 7 Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Cost: Free Age Requirement: All ages welcome! Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO)

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Events

Winter Night Lights Contest Signup Information

The Meadows Annual Winter Night Lights home lighting contest is back! If you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays then this event is for you! Participants that sign up will be added to a map so Meadows residents can find and enjoy your holiday light display! Winners will be selected by our Winter Night Lights Committee and prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be given out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The winning homes will also have their pictures featured on the Meadow’s Facebook page. All participating homes must

register with us on www.meadowslink.com. Please go to the Events & Program tab at the top of the page and then select Winter Night Lights Contest to sign up online. The registration deadline will be December 13. All homes must have their lighting display completed and turned on during the evenings of Dec. 16-17 for judging. Please also have your lights on by 5:30pm on December 19 for the Winter Night Lights Community Drive Along event.

Winter Night Lights Drive Along

Pile into the car and enjoy a wondrous evening viewing the dazzling, festive, and twinkling light displays of The Meadows! Be sure to stop into The Grange to get some cookies, hot chocolate, and a map of the participating homes from the Winter Night Lights Contest. Date: December 19 Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Cost: Free Location: Stop into The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) for refreshments and then drive throughout The Meadows. Registration Deadline: None. Please just show up!

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Watch the Holidays come alive while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Children will enjoy a special visit with Santa and share their wish list. Please remember to bring a camera to take pictures with Santa.

Your admission includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and a visit with Santa. To accommodate more people,

we have three timeslots available. When calling, please choose which timeslot you would like to attend. Please arrive at the beginning of your timeslot to ensure enough time to see Santa and eat. We will need all guests to be finished by the end of their scheduled timeslot to ensure we will have enough time to reset for the next group to come in.

Date: December 21 – Registration Required Timeslot 1: 8:00 am-9:00 am Timeslot 2: 9:45 am-10:45 am Timeslot 3: 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cost: $7 (Children ages two and older will need to purchase a spot) Location: The Grange Registration Deadline: December 14 Special Note: Sign up early because this event fills up fast and space is limited. We will not be accepting participants at the door. Participants must pre-register and space is limited for this popular event so sign up early! *This event is for Meadows residents and their guests only.

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Events

The Grange Book Exchange This event is for all the readers in the community! Just how does the Book Exchange work? Participants are encouraged to bring their used books and DVD’s to The Grange in boxes that you do not want back. New! We’ve added a puzzle section! These items can be dropped off the week before the event at The Grange during the allowed drop off dates/times. Please note that we are unable to accept encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or outdated school books and how to/instruction books (Example: Learn Windows 98). Please do not bring books with you to the actual event on Saturday, January 11, as we will not accept them. All books need to be dropped off before the event during the designated drop off times. Drop Off Dates/Times Monday, January 6 through Thursday, January 9 from 9 am to 8 pm. Then participants come back for the main event, which happens on Saturday, January 11 from 9 am to 3 pm. The Grange staff and

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a group of wonderful volunteers will have gone through all of the books and organized them into various categories. You can then come into The Grange and rummage through hundreds of books and take whatever you would like to read. The event is completely free and you do not have to have donated books to be able to come to the exchange. There is no limit on the number of books or movies you can take and all items are on a first come, first served basis. Event Date: Saturday, January 11 Cost: Free Age Requirement: All Ages Welcome Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Special Note: We recommend that participants bring a tote bag or box with them to the event to make it easier to bring their books back home. The Meadows Neighborhood Company also reserves the right to refuse to accept books at their discretion.


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: 12:30 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 Gail Ward at 208-871-5175.

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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

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

Meadows Neighborhood Company Snow Removal Information General information regarding snow removal procedures is listed below. For detailed information please visit our website at www. meadowslink.com then click on the MNC Info tab at the top left of the screen and select Snow Removal from the drop down menu. Streets: The Meadows Neighborhood Company (MNC) is not responsible for clearing snow from the streets throughout the community. The streets are owned and maintained by the Town of Castle Rock. Sidewalks: It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the sidewalks on or adjacent to their property free from snow and ice. It is deemed appropriate that snow and ice shall be removed from the sidewalks within 48 hours following the termination of any weather condition which causes 2 or more inches of accumulation upon such sidewalks (Town Municipal Code 12.16.030). The MNC does not enforce snow removal in regards to residents not clearing their sidewalks etc. This is enforced by the Town of Castle Rock. Please do not report these violations to the MNC. They should be reported to the Town of Castle Rock at: zoning@crgov. com or 720-733-3557 Trails: Some trails throughout The Meadows are owned and maintained by the MNC and some are owned and maintained by the Town of Castle Rock. We work in collaboration with the Town of Castle Rock to ensure the trails are clear of snow. Alleys & Shared Driveways: The Stewart Park, Upland Park, and Tyler Park neighborhoods in The Meadows have alleys and shared driveways that the MNC clears of snow. Please visit our website for more detailed information for these areas. MNC Areas: The MNC clears snow for the Grange, Taft House, MNC owned trails, sidewalks on or adjacent to MNC property, alleys, and shared driveways. • The MNC will begin snow removal procedures once there is 2 or more inches of snow accumulation and the snow has stopped falling unless forecasted temperatures deem snow removal efforts to be unnecessary as the snow will quickly melt.

• The MNC may apply salt/ sand as it deems necessary. • The MNC operates according to a priority list. The Grange, Taft House, alleys, and shared driveways will always be cleared of snow first. Sidewalks on or adjacent to MNC property close to schools will be cleared next. All other sidewalks and the trail system will be cleared last. • If you have questions or concerns regarding MNC snow removal practices please feel free to call 720-476-4006 for additional information. Facility Closures: The Grange and Taft House follow the Douglas County School District snow delay/cancellation schedule. If the schools are delayed then the Grange and Taft House will open at 10 a.m. If school is cancelled then the Grange and Taft House will be closed for the day. Disclaimer: The information provided above is correct for the majority of The Meadows. Please note that there are areas throughout The Meadows where this information does not apply. For example, some sub-associations have additional snow removal benefits included in their association fees. For additional information, please visit our website which was referenced above. Town of Castle Rock: The Town has a helpful website with all of their snow information which includes a map with the location of snowplows, the snow route priorities map, ice removal operations, and lots of other useful information. Please visit: https://www. crgov.com/1835/Snow-Information Snow Removal Enforcement: The MNC does not enforce snow removal in regards to residents not clearing their sidewalks etc. This is governed and enforced by the Town of Castle Rock under Municipal Code 12.16.030. Please do not report these violations to the MNC. They should be reported to the Town of Castle Rock at: zoning@crgov.com or 720-733-3557

Seasonal holiday lighting and decor can be installed 30 days prior to the holiday and must be removed within 1 (one) month of the end of the holiday. All seasonal lighting décor has to be removed by January 31, 2020.

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YOUR Community Douglas County School District

FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION By Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D

Douglas County is 850 square miles and includes communities ranging from small rural to large suburban. Our schools are assets of our community – pillars of learning and energy where we cultivate the potential of our county. When our students and school f lourish, so does our community. As the superintendent of the Douglas County School District (DCSD), I am thrilled to share our new Strategic Plan - Growing Together. This roadmap for the next five years was created with the input of thousands of community members, educators and students. Last March, DCSD gathered feedback by facilitating conversations with approximately 300 community members and 500 staff members. We used feedback from these conversations to create an online survey to dig deeper into what we had heard from our staff and community members. More than 30,000 teachers, leaders, staff, community members, and students completed the survey. Those responses helped shape the priorities of this strategic plan.

and community where our students can f lourish personally and academically. 2. Post-graduation guidance and preparation As a district, it is our job to prepare our students for post-graduation success. We must create an intentional approach to ensure that each student has access and exposure to a full spectrum of postgraduation options. In the emerging future, there will be many avenues to success including entrepreneurship, formal college preparation, military service, and workforce credentials. We have an obligation to ensure that each student is provided opportunities to learn about these options and understand the path to pursuing them from an early age. 3. Positive and supportive culture Our teachers and staff are role models who have an incredible impact on students every day. They must be empowered and supported by a community of professionals who believe that learning is the key to unlocking limitless potential. We are striving to create a positive, collaborative, organizational culture where DCSD employees feel respected as professionals and proud to be a part of the DCSD family. 4. Aligned curriculum with flexible instructional delivery Our children are indeed our future. We must ensure that each student has the tools and knowledge they need for success. To do this, we are creating updated, thorough, aligned curriculum to be used throughout the district. At the same time, we are maintaining the choice and f lexibility in content and resources that are a hallmark of our district, so that every child is prepared for their chosen future.

We heard a strong message during our strategic planning process that student success must be defined by more than academic skills. Our community expects students to find personal growth and fulfillment, in a safe and supportive environment, that develops academic skills as well as the skills to ensure social, emotional, and physical well-being.

5. Equitable distribution of resources Our schools represent our community and we must provide every school with ample resources. Through strategic alignment and distribution, we will ensure that every school has access to the essential resources required to ensure student success. In doing so, our teachers and students can be assured of fundamental opportunities and support.

These priorities were drafted into a strategic plan framework. Thirty sessions were held with parents, students, community members, and staff. Attendees provided input on the framework and offered ideas for implementation. The input was reviewed, coded, and categorized by external, objective experts. The DCSD Board of Education accepted the recommended revisions to our strategic plan framework in June.

6. Recruitment, retention, and development of high-quality employees Teachers, administrators, and staff are the lifeblood of our schools. We need to develop predictable, consistent salaries and systems to attract top talent and show how much we value those who are already a part of the DCSD family. Next to parents, highly effective teachers and school leaders are the greatest determiner of student success.

From there, district teams utilized the input to craft objectives and strategic initiatives to drive our work over the next five years. During this strategy development phase, additional stakeholder input was gathered to generate and test ideas.

Each strategic initiative will include a specific stakeholder engagement plan, to provide ongoing input and feedback during implementation. Meeting the needs of our students at such a deep and intentional level will require all of us working together so our students, our school, and our communities thrive.

To build the future of Douglas County and achieve our priorities, we are focusing our work within six strategic themes: 1. Health, safety, and social-emotional support for all students Our students are our greatest asset, and the well-being and personal fulfillment of our students is essential to their future success. Students need to learn in environments that are physically and emotionally safe. DCSD will be a haven of safety, support, 24 NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

I look forward to Growing Together with each of you! To read more about DCSD’s Strategic Plan, visit https://www.dcsdstrategicplan.org/. Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D., is the superintendent of the Douglas County School District.


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

Warming Communities One Coat at a Time Have an extra coat in your closet? Winter is right around the corner and we need your help collecting winter coats for the Coats for Colorado Coat Drive. Please bring new or gently used coats to The Grange or Taft House Facilities between October 1st and November 30th. We will be collecting coats of all sizes for men, women and children. Once we receive all of the coats, we will then bring the coats to a Dependable Cleaners location. Coats for Colorado was founded in 1982 by Dependable Cleaners and Shirt Laundry Company. They have expanded their partnership to include 9News. Together they can reach to even more people in need by providing warm winter coats at no cost to Coloradoans of all ages. Coats for Colorado assists more than 120 nonprofit health and human service agencies by providing warm coats for thousands of people in need. Some of the non-profit beneficiary organizations include Arapahoe House, Colorado Homeless Families, Denver Kids, Senior Support Services and many more. Since 1982, Coats for Colorado has provided more than 2,000,000 coats to those in need. One out of every six children in the United States is in need of a warm coat. Last year alone, Coats for Colorado was able to collect over 100,000 coats for the Denver Metro Area. Let us come together as a community to help make a difference.

Advertising in Meadows Living The Meadows Living newsletter is published 5 times a year and reaches over 6,000 homes each publication. It is distributed among Castle Rock Businesses and homebuilders in The Meadows Neighborhood for each publication. The publications are published in the following months, January/February/March, April/May, June/July/August, September/October and November/December.

Get your business recognized in The Meadows and advertise today! For more information about future advertising contact Jana Valley, Community Relation Coordinator, 720-476-4003, jvalley@meadowslink.com.

Drop Off Dates: October 1st – November 30th The Grange Business Hours Monday–Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm Taft House Business Hours Monday–Friday 8:30 am -5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays-Closed Drop Off Locations: The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Taft House 3570 Celestial Ave. Castle Rock, CO 80109 *We can only collect coats. We are unable to accept rain boots, snow boots.

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YOUR Community TAMMY’S TIPS Hey, what’s that thing being built down the street? Colorado is experiencing unprecedented growth, and the Town of Castle Rock is no exception. In a thriving community, it’s not surprising that growth is on the mind of many Castle Rock residents. While keeping up with the steady pace of growth is challenging, the Town insists that new development be high quality and consistent with our community character. Would you like to know more about a development project

Neighborhood Project / Enhancement Award The Meadows Neighborhood Company was the proud recipient of a prestigious 2019 Design Award Program given by the Town Council of the Town of Castle Rock. This award is given to individuals, community groups, and businesses who have renovated, constructed, and maintained outstanding examples of building and site design. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the Town of Castle Rocks Vision 2030 Cornerstone to help create the Towns Identity and meet the Towns vision.

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near you? Check out the Town of Castle Rock’s development activity map (crgov.com/maps/IYBY) to see where the development is happening and get up-to-date information on the project. If you would like to be informed about upcoming developmentrelated happenings in the Castle Rock community, sign up at CRgov.com/Notify Me and get Town news straight to your inbox!


Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique November 8 & 9 Holiday in the Meadows December 7 Holiday Wine Soiree December 13 Winter Night Lights Drive Along December 19 Pancake Breakfast with Santa December 21 The Grange Book Exchange January 11

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YOUR Community Castle Rock Starlighting

Storytellers and S’mores

The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a community event shared by residents dating back to 1936. This year’s celebration will again include: hot chocolate, non profit booths, strolling entertainers, live entertainment and of course Santa will be present for photos and visits. Santa will be available for visits at the PS Miller Library 2-4 p.m. and at the Fire Station 2-6 p.m.

This event includes kid-friendly fare, hot chocolate and more. Bring a lawn chair, or blanket, and make sure to dress for the weather. Storytellers include Buddy the Elf, characters from the Disney movie Frozen, members from the Fire and Police departments, and Santa will wrap up the event with ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Don’t forget to enjoy the Rink at the Rock, an outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Castle Rock as well.

Date: December 14, 2019 Time: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Cost: Free Location: Festival Park Address: 300 Second St., Castle Rock, CO 80104 Contact: 720-724-2010

This event is presented by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Date: November 23, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Time Details: The lighting of the Star will be at approximately 5:30 p.m., it may be earlier! Cost: Free Location: Historic Wilcox Square Address: Castle Rock, CO 80104 Contact: 303-688-4597

Christmas Tree Recycling Give one last holiday gift to the environment by taking your live Christmas tree to one of the four participating parks, where it will be turned into mulch that is available to the public. Mulch will be available to pick up at Douglas County Fairgrounds and Metzler Ranch parks until gone. The Christmas Tree Recycling program is a part of the Town’s overall Project Green environmental initiative.

Turkey ROCK Trot Come out and join Castle Rock’s largest attended race and Thanksgiving morning tradition - the 15th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot 5K Family Fun Run/Walk/Stroll. Whether you are a serious runner or leisurely walker, bring the whole family and start a new tradition.

Date: November 28, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Cost: Varies Location: Festival Park Address: 300 Second St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Contact: 303-907-5410

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Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Founders Park, 4671 Enderud Blvd. Metzler Ranch Park, 4175 Trail Boss Dr. Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd. When: December 26-January 31 Reminders: Christmas trees only, no wreaths or garland No yard or clean up debris Remove all lights and ornaments Remove tree from stand Remove plastic wrap or bag from tree Remove nails, bolts or wire from tree


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