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JANUARY-MARCH 2017

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

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Welcome 2017 Royal Ball at The Grange All About Architectural Review Photo by Donna Coto

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Table of Contents

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Events and Leisure Guide Your Neighborhood | 4

Your Events and Leisure Guide | 13

Home & Garden | 24

Assessment Payment Info

Mile High Basketball

All About Architectural Review

Board of Governors Meetings at the Grange

Youth Classes

Don’t forget to download The Meadows App!

We Need Volunteers

As the Temperatures Drop and the Snow Falls, Make Sure Your Home is Ready

Adult Classes

New Homeowner Orientation

All About Trash Interested in running for a seat on the Meadows Neighborhood Board of Governors?

Pallet Classes

Your Community | 26

Health and Fitness

Demystifying the Governing Documents Class

The Grange Great Book Exchange

So Your New Year’s Resolution was to Become Involved in Your Community?

Blood Drive at The Grange Royal Ball at The Grange

Welcome 2017 Annual Meeting is March 2 Don’t Forget to Cast Your Ballot/Proxy

Your Clubs | 22 The Meadows Hiking Club

Demystifying the Governing Documents Class

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6202 Cycling Club Bridge Group at The Grange Playgroup at The Grange Second Fifties Ladies Club

The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd Fall Hours M-Th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sun - Closed

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Who To Call… The Grange............................................. 303-814-2358 Taft House/MNC Admin Office............720-476-4006 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 Clear Sky Elementary............................303-387-5900 Meadow View Elementary...................303-387-5425 Soaring Hawk Elementary....................303-387-5825 CR Middle School.................................. 303-387-1300 Castle View High School.......................303-387-9000 Electric – IREA........................................ 303-688-3100 Gas – Black Hills....................................888-890-5554 Water and Sewer . ................................ 303-660-1373 Town of Castle Rock 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 As of July 1, 2016, assessment payments for all homes in The MNC are $205 and are due quarterly. Residents in Upland Park have an additional alleyway assessment of $47 due quarterly. Residents in Tyler Park have an additional alleyway assessment of $47, and in some cases, an additional shared driveway assessment of $42 due quarterly. Residents in Morgan’s Run and New Haven have an additional assessment paid through their sub-association. There are several ways to pay your assessments: • In Person at MNC Admin Office-Taft House, or at The Grange • 24/7 After-hours drop box located at The Grange to the left of the front doors or Taft House on the south side of the Docket Room. • Online at Meadowslink.com. Here you can set up ACH or EFT or you can pay by credit card ($11 fee for credit card) • Payments can be mailed to the lockbox and sent to: MSI, PO Box 173307, Denver, CO 80217-3307 If you utilize an online bill payment service, please update your account number and payment address so that your payment will be processed correctly. If you have any questions regarding payments, please do not hesitate to contact MSI (third party accounting firm) at 303-420-4433, or the MNC at 720-476-4006.

Board of Governors Meetings at the Taft House Wondering how your HOA does business? Have a question or comment you want to discuss with the Board? 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: January 5 6 pm February 2 2 pm March 2 6 pm

Taft House Taft House Annual Member Meeting (Voting for District Delegates) The Grange

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. Homeowners may also request that an issue be discussed at the meeting by contacting Assistant Director, Alex Gormley at 303814-3958. Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on Meadowslink.com in the Document Section

MNC Board of Governors Joe Knopinski President Charlotte Jensen Vice President/Treasurer Don Jensen Secretary Fonda Hamilton Governor At Large

jknopinski@meadowslink.com cjensen@meadowslink.com djensen@meadowslink.com fhamilton@meadowslink.com

2016 District Delegates Donna Coto Royce Fisk Kerry Onda Jeff Powles John Cheney Jennifer Waiton

District1Delegate@meadowslink.com District2Delegate@meadowslink.com District4Delegate@meadowslink.com District5Delegate@meadowslink.com District6Delegate@meadowslink.com District7Delegate@meadowslink.com

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

Both Facilities Closed February 20 In Observance Of President’s Day The Grange Grange Winter Hours Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm Friday 9 am - 4 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm Sunday - Closed 4

Mnc Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm Closed Saturday and Sunday

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Meadows Neighborhood Company Michele Ray-Brethower Executive Director mray-brethower@meadowslink.com 303-814-3952 Alex Gormley Assistant Director agormley@meadowslink.com 303-814-3958 Brandon Perko Community Standards Specialist bperko@meadowslink.com 720-476-4006 Terri Swearingen Community Relations Coordinator tswearingen@meadowslink.com 720-476-4003 Kent Krause Recreation Supervisor kkrause@meadowslink.com 303-814-3953 Taylor Brown Assistant Recreation Coordinator tbrown@meadowslink.com 303-468-5212

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All About Trash Just a reminder that trash collection is every Friday and recycling is every other Friday, for a calendar on pickups, see website www. meadowslink.com If you are setting up service for the first time, we make it easy, just visit www.meadowslink.com. Under the Resources tab, the drop-down menu provides the trash important information page. You can complete the brief online form to establish service. Additionally, should you require repair or customer service assistance from Waste Management, please visit www.wm.com. The site is very user friendly and provides 24/7 access. Under the Customer Service tab, click the Report service issue or submit request. If your pickup was inadvertently missed, or to request a bulk pickup, please call 303-797-1600, or you can report a missed pickup at www.wm.com.

Interested in running for a seat on the Meadows Neighborhood Board of Governors? Interested in running for a seat on the Meadows Neighborhood Board of Governors? Come and learn what it takes to be a board member on board. What is the commitment? Do you have enough time? What job specifications, responsibilities and fiduciary duties does each board member have?

January 18, 6:30 pm at The Grange Please call or register to attend this training session by January 16 at 303-814-3952, or email Michele at mray-brethower@meadowslink.com.

Demystifying the Governing Documents Class Don’t understand the rules in the HOA? Want to know more about the architectural process, what you can and cannot do within our guidelines? We will also cover frequently asked questions, and answer any questions you may have. Come and learn everything you ever needed to know to be an informed resident!

February 21, 6:30 pm at The Grange

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Neighborly News From the Director’s Desk Michele Ray-Brethower

So Your New Year’s Resolution was to Become Involved in Your Community? What does it take 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 non-profit 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 position would serve a two-year term which would begin June 2017. 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. The Board of Governors is a policy making board to assist in managing the affairs of the Association. We will be holding an informational meeting for all residents that are interested in running for the Board January 18 at 6:30 pm at The Grange. All potential candidates are urged to attend. 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 seven districts. The District Delegates are elected annually to represent the homeowners within their respective District. The Delegates serve a one-year term and in their role as Delegate, they approve the Budget and elect homeowner representatives to the Board of Governors. If you are interested in running as a Board of Governor, or a Delegate for your District, please submit a brief one paragraph statement of candidacy and a resume no later than February 3, 2017. Mail or drop off your statement at The Grange, 3692 Meadows Blvd, or Taft House at 3570 Celestial Avenue, or you may email your statement to Michele Ray-Brethower, mray-brethower@meadowslink. com. If you have questions regarding the positions, please feel free to email Michele, or call 303-814-3952. Candidate bios will be posted on Meadowslink.com as soon as they are available. Please note: If you are interested in the Board of Governors or District Delegate position, you must be available on March 2, 2017, for the Annual Members Meeting; March 15, 2017, for the annual budget presentation; and the Annual Delegate meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017. 8 JANUARY-MARCH 2017

Girl Scouts Contributing Positively to our Community Working on the highest award attainable as a Girl Scout, The Gold Award, Rebecca Hefty has to focus on a project that would solve an issue in her community and be sustainable. Rebecca, a senior at Castle View High School is in the middle of completing her Gold Project which provides a new 10’ x 16’ pergola which will extend across both community dog parks to provide shade. She also received monetary donations to add 2 picnic benches and watering bowls for our four legged furry friends and their owners. (note: we do not have access to water at this site at this time, so you will still have to bring your pup water.) The pergola is made of a Trex material which will be very low maintenance, installed on a concrete pad, which will support the other new amenities. Rebecca successfully gained support from The Meadows Neighborhood Company and Metropolitan District 1 for her project. We also host a grand opening when the weather is warmer so that we all can enjoy our new amenities! We look forward to the completion of the project and showcasing the fruits of her labor in the upcoming Meadows Living edition. Zach Polson, a Meadows Neighborhood resident, Castle View High School freshmen, and a member of Boy Scout Troop #86, is currently working on successfully achieving his Eagle Scout Award. His project includes building raptor perches for the community and Free Little Library. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. We will start with two little libraries, one at The Grange and one at Taft House. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community, and we are hopeful they are used often so that we can add more in the future. We will have our libraries registered with the Little Free Library, and as of November 2016, there are over 50,000 registered Little Free Library book exchanges in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 countries around the world. Visit the world map of Little Free Libraries to find others, so perhaps when you are traveling you can find a new book to read. You can donate books to the Little Free Libraries as well, they just have to be able to fit into the little house to be protected from the weather.


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Neighborly News Note from the Assistant Director Alex Gormley

Welcome 2017 It’s time for those resolutions again. What will the New Year bring for you? It has been said that there is nothing like a fresh start, or a new perspective on existing information. Well, here in The Meadows Association Office, we resolve to provide additional education for our residents. Our current programs include: New Homeowner Orientation, Water Wiser provided by the Town of Castle Rock, and the popular Take the Pain Out of Painting seminars. We have new things planned for 2017. The Meadows is going to take the mystery out of the Governing Documents with the help of our attorney. This educational seminar will be open for all residents and will be offered in the evening to allow for attendance around office hours. It will offer an opportunity to delve more deeply into what makes The Meadows a great community. We will review: Rules established in Section 9 of the Declaration, Architectural Guidelines, and Authority of the Board, Committees and Delegates. It will be everything you didn’t realize that you wanted to know about your community. It will also be an opportunity for us to invite input from residents and recruit volunteers. Please visit www.Meadowslink.com for the latest schedule of events, programs and happenings.

Resolutions T H IS Y E A R I W IL L WAKE UP AND BE AWESOME, TRY, TRY, TRY DREAM BIG, LIVE LIFE COLORFULLY, RELAX, CREATE EVERY DAY, CHOOSE HAPPY DANCE IN THE RAIN STAY WEIRD, CHASE ADVENTURE, DO WHAT I LOVE, THINK OUTSIDE THE LINES,

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Annual Meeting is March 2 Don’t Forget to Cast Your Ballot/Proxy The Member’s Annual meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 6 pm at The Grange. Enjoy treats, slideshow presentation of this year’s events/programs successes, and the Annual District Meetings. The meetings for District #1 begins at 6 pm, and move quickly, and each successive District’s meeting will immediately follow until all Districts’ elections have concluded. At the annual meeting, Members will cast one vote for the Delegate position (one Owner vote per home) and will elect a Delegate to represent each of their respective districts. We have District 1 which includes neighborhoods Suncatcher, Patina, Harris Grov, and Feathergrass; District #2 is Briscoe Ranch, Panorama, and Morgan’s Run; District #4 is Morningview, Watercolor, Weathervane, and Fuller Bluff; District #5 is Sweetwood, Plainsong, Leafdale, Gambel Oak; District #6 is Upland Park, Tyler Park, and Echelon Apartments; District #7 is New Haven; and District #8 is Stewart Park. Biographies of all the District Delegates running for the positions will be available on www.Meadowslink.com. Each candidate will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the Members at the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to attend the March 2, 2017, meeting, you will receive a ballot/proxy in the mail with a postage-paid envelope that identifies your District. A proxy allows you to designate a person to vote on your behalf, at the meeting, for the person whom you wish your vote to be cast in your absence. (This is why it is called a proxy.) If you then decide to attend the meeting, your proxy will be revoked and you may vote in person on March 2nd, by ballot. You may also revoke your proxy in writing if filed with the Secretary before the vote. Please cast your vote by voting your ballot or by completing the proxy and return it to Taft House no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2017, at 5pm. Your participation is essential so that the necessary number of Members required in order to conduct the meeting are present, in person or by proxy. There is a quorum required for this election (10% of the votes in your District) and it is imperative that we have your participation, so please vote! Check your mailbox for the pre-paid ballot postcard, check your choice, sign at the bottom and mail back as soon as you can. Without a quorum, we will have to repeat the mailing and reconvene, doubling the cost to our Association. The record date for this meeting is February 3, 2017. This is the cut-off date for homeowners new to the Association and determines our quorum number. In accordance with Section 4.5 of the Bylaws, this notice is sent not less than fifteen (15) days nor more than sixty (60) days prior to the meeting of Members, so you should receive your ballot/proxy in the mail by February 14, 2017.


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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. 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: 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 Tbrown@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 January 4 February 1 March 1 April 5

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

Cost: FREE (Pre-registration is required) Age Requirement: All ages welcome! Location: Grange

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Parent-Child Cookie Classes In this class you will make a variety of cookies. These will be decorated with buttercream frosting and sprinkles. Each participant will learn the proper way to fill and hold a decorating bag, followed by techniques and tips. Each participant will take home a dozen cookies. Valentine’s Day Cookies Date: February 11 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $20 Resident/$25 Non-Resident (per person) Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: February 4 Location: Grange Special Note: The class is designed for parents/guardians to register and attend the class with their child/children. At least one parent/ guardian needs to register and also attend the class. They will need to sit with their children to monitor them and assist them during the class. Multiple children can attend the class with each parent/ guardian. Easter Cookies Date: April 9 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $20 Resident/$25 Non-Resident (per person) Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: April 2 Location: Grange Special Note: The class is designed for parents/guardians to register and attend the class with their child/children. At least one parent/ guardian needs to register and also attend the class. They will need to sit with their children to monitor them and assist them during the class. Multiple children can attend the class with each parent/ guardian.

We Need Volunteers!! Theme Hide and Seek Dino Stories Snowy Days Tricky Tales

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 Kent Krause at 303-814-3953 or kkrause@meadowslink.com for more information.


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Babysitters Training Courses The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitter training and will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who is certified by the American Red Cross. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional, and reliable sitter. Special Note: Parents/guardians will be required to sign the participant in and out of the class, so please be prepared to walk into the facility at both times and bring an ID for sign out. Babysitters Training with Pediatric CPR/First Aid During this Babysitter’s Bootcamp, you will learn all about children’s ages and stages of development, how to hold and feed infants, and how to change diapers. You will also learn pediatric rescue breathing, CPR, first aid, and business savvy! Date: March 4 and 5 Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $120 Resident/$130 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 11-15 Registration Deadline: February 25 Location: Taft House Parent-Child Painting Class Spend a couple hours with your child and get creative together at The Grange. Creating art has long been known to help you relax, de-stress, and have fun. We’ve made it easy and convenient for you by having all of the supplies, the subject, and the snack, all set along with professional instruction. Artist Donna Martin of Creative Canvas Art Classes will provide step-by-step instruction during the class so that the parents and children can follow along and make the same painting/collage together. Paintings will be done on a 16x20 inch canvas and light refreshments will be served. Come create a memory and leave with your painting as a souvenir. Date: April 8 Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am Cost: $22 Resident/$27 Non-Resident (per person) Registration Deadline: April 1 Age Requirement: Child 7+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Special Notes: The class is designed for parents/guardians to register and attend the class with their child/children. At least one parent/guardian needs to register and also attend the class. They will need to sit with their children to monitor them and assist them during the class. Multiple children can attend the class with each parent/guardian.

Adult Classes Odette’s Cuisine Chef Odette Sprenger is a professional chef who lives in the Meadows. She has over 45 years of experience cooking Belgian and French cuisine. She has worked for celebrities in California and even owned and operated her own bistro for 19 years. Odette will demonstrate how to create a gourmet meal, give you the recipe, and you will get to enjoy eating the meal at the end. Small class sizes keep this class truly instructional! January Menu: The January menu features braised pot roast in beer, carrots, onions and herbs, sautéed in pearl onions and carrots. The side will include gratin zucchini, tomato and rice. The dessert will be a French apple cake. Date: January 9 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $29 Resident/$34 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: January 5 Location: Grange February Menu: The February menu features a steak au Poivre served with shrimp flambe’ and pomme de terre duchesse. The side will include sautéed medley vegetables and we will end the meal with a chocolate tarte. Date: February 13 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $34 Resident /$39 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: February 9 Location: Grange March Menu: Join us in March for a lamb curry strew served with jasmine rice and tomato zucchini gratin. The dessert will feature an almond pear tarte. Date: March 13 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $29 Resident/$34 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: March 9 Location: Grange April Menu: April’s menu features crepes filled with creamed spinach and seafood. The crepes will be served with braised carrots, peas and pearl onions. The dessert will include a lemon white chocolate ricotta cake and will be garnished with fruit. Date: April 10 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $29 Resident/$34 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: April 6 Location: Grange

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Adult Classes Cake Decorating Start the New Year by learning a new skill!! Learn to create a bow, a gerbera daisy, and a trinket box that can be used as cake toppers or party favors. In this class you will learn how to work with a gum paste and fondant blend. We will cover how to color and shape it to create beautiful bows, stunning flowers and an adorable trinket box. (You can fill it with candy) We will finish the class by personalizing your box with dainty roses, blossoms or daisies. The course will be taught by Lu Ann Brown who is a certified cake decorating instructor. She has taught over 500 students and has 35 years of experience. Come and expand your decorating skills and don’t miss out on the fun! Date: January 21 Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 14 Age Requirement: 12+ Location: Grange Cupcakes and Cocktails St. Patrick’s Day Themed Join us for a fun ladies night out! Sip on some wine while learning how to decorate a variety of St. Patrick’s Day themed cupcakes. First you will learn how to decorate large cupcakes that will be infused with Irish Cream or Irish whiskey. Next you will make your own “Pot of Gold” by learning how to use edible gold metallic paint. What a fun way to add glitz and shine to your creations. We will cover how to hold a frosting bag and use multiple techniques on large and mini cupcakes. The cupcakes, wine and all supplies are provided. Participants will leave with a total of 8 cupcakes. Date: March 10 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: March 3 Age Requirement: 21+ Location: Grange

N EW Castle Rock String Art Join us at the Grange for this exciting new class using string! Upstairs Circus will be at The Grange to help you make this nail and string board. Choose from a variety of different stencils such as the Colorado flag, USA, or a deer. Using a hammer, nails, and string, you will create this one of kind board for your home! All supplies are included in registration. You can choose your stencil the night of the class. All board sizes are 16x16 inches. Date: February 9 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $40 Resident /$45 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: February 2 Age Requirements: 16+ Location: Grange 16

Pinots & Palettes Channel your inner artist, glass of wine in hand, as Artist Donna Martin teaches you how to create a painting on a canvas at The Grange. You’ll enjoy a fun evening of painting and chatting while you all work towards making the same painting with your friends and neighbors by your side. All supplies will be provided and each participant will leave with a 16x20 piece of art to remember this fun experience. The wine is included in your registration fee. Painting Name: Snow Happy Together Date: February 10 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per class) Registration Deadline: February 3 Age Requirement: 21+ Location: Grange Special Notes: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age. Painting Name: Spring Dreams Date: March 3 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per class) Registration Deadline: February 24 Age Requirement: 21+ Location: Grange Special Notes: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age. Mimosas and Mixed Media Madness Have you heard all the buzz about “Mixed Media” artwork and always wanted to try your hand at painting? Here’s your chance to mix it up a little and try both! Join us at The Grange with instructor Donna Martin as she teaches you how to create a mixed media collage with a cocktail in hand! All supplies and mimosas will be provided and each participant will leave with a 16x20 inch piece of art to remember this fun experience. Pre-registration is required. Date: April 22 Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per class) Registration Deadline: April 15 Age Requirement: 21+ Location: Grange Special Notes: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age


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Pallet Classes

Established Sign Come and learn how to weed vinyl and paint with chalk paint. If you haven’t used chalk paint before, this will be a good class. No experience in crafting is necessary and it’s a great item to give as a wedding or anniversary present or keep for yourself. Come and enjoy a couple hours of crafting and taking a great item home. There are two board sizes to choose from. When registering, please let the staff know which size you would like. The pictures are what the fonts will look like for each board size. Option 1: Smiths Example (10x16 inch finish) Option 2: Frammie Example (15x21 inch finish). All supplies are included in registration. Date: January 20 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: 10x16 Inch Board: $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident 15x21 Inch Board: $50 Resident/$55 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 13 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange Pallet Quotes Join us at The Grange and choose from a variety of quotes to add to your pallet. This pallet is 15x21 inches and is honey stained before the class. You will learn about using chalk paint and stenciling with vinyl, playing with different brushes, and learn rustic style painting using sanding and paint strokes. This class is suitable for anyone who can hold a paintbrush. Choose from one of the three quotes for your board. The instructor has to cut the vinyl prior to the class so please let the staff know which quote you would like when registering. All supplies are included in registration. Option 1: A Perfect Marriage. Option 2: Every Love Story. Option 3: A Bottle of Wine. Date: February 16 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $50 Resident/$55 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: February 9 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange Hippity Hop Join us for this fun Easter pallet class and bring in the Easter cheer. You can get creative in this class as you play with colors and make your sign your own. All of the painting is done with Annie Sloane products. The pallet is a 12x48 inch finish. Date: March 11 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $50 Resident/$55 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: March 4 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange

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Family Boards Leave all the hard work of cutting, sanding, and nailing to the instructor. Come and paint with us for this fun family board pallet class. Choose one of the three board options and learn to use chalk paint, stenciling with vinyl and playing with different brushes. This pallet is a 12x23 inch finish. The instructor has to cut the vinyl prior to the class so please let the staff know which quote you would like when registering. All supplies are included in registration. Option 1: Grandkids. Option 2: Family. Option 3: My Little Artist. Date: April 18 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $55 Resident/$60 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 11 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange

N EW Travel on the Cheap Got a case of cabin fever? Longing for an escape? Now’s the time to plan that perfect getaway without spending a bundle. The Mile High Cheapskates show you how to take a vacation “on the cheap.” In this fast-moving and interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to find the best deals on airline tickets, lodging, cruises, attractions, vacation packages and more. Take home a suitcase-full of practical tips on using travel websites, packing, surviving a long flight, renting a car, locating the cheapest gas and eating healthy on the road. Find out how to get the same deals locals do, no matter the destination. Date: February 23 Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Cost: FREE – Pre-registration is required Registration Deadline: February 22 Location: Grange Love & Logic Parenting Seminar Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. that has become a leading approach by educators, parents, and professionals worldwide and will now be offered at the Taft House. Love and Logic is a way of working with children of all ages, even teenagers, to put parents back in control. It teaches children to be responsible and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences. This class is taught by Love and Logic facilitator Shauna Rusovick, who has been teaching these classes since 2005. Parents are strongly encouraged to come together when possible and pre-registration is required by the registration deadline date. Date: February 25 Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Cost: $60 Individual/$85 Couple Registration Deadline: February 18 Age Requirement: 18+ Location: Taft House

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Adult Classes Basics to Home Brewing Beer anyone? Castle Rock Home Brew Supply will be at The Grange to teach you step-by-step how to brew beer at your own home. This class will cover the basic terminology, equipment, visual examples of grains, hops and yeast and you’ll be able to taste a few samples. Register early because space is limited! Date: February 25 Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Cost: $25 Meadows Resident/$30 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: February 18 (Pre-Registration is required) Age Requirement: 21+ Location: Grange Special Note: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age.

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American Red Cross Adult/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED The Adult and Pediatric Frist Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED valid for two years. Date: April 8 Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 1 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House

N EW Krav Maga – Self-Defense Course Krav Maga is real self-defense for a real world. Learn to protect yourself and your family no matter your size, skill level or fitness level. Krav Maga is easy to learn and is a great alternative or addition to a traditional gym workout. Krav Maga teaches you to react quickly and adapt to a variety of situations. Classes are presented by Castle Rock Martial Arts. Date: February 6, 13, 20, 27 (Four Week Course) Time: 6:30 pm-7:15 pm Cost: $49 Resident/$54 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 30 Age Requirement: 13+ Location: Taft House

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Health and Fitness Renew You Join this fun and powerful 5-week class to renew you from toxic burdens like sugar which create disharmony in the body and zap vitality.

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• We will learn how to erase sugar and use real nutrient dense food in a way that is delicious for your unique self! • We will make it sustainable for our modern busy lives with Simplicity, Satiation (never deprivation) and Quality ingredients. • We will learn how to spend less on food! Renewing you is good for you and your family! Tamara John is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Tamara’s professional passion is empowering people with healthy information so they may increase energy and stamina for enjoyment, play and living well. She specializes in delivering easy strategies for unique people with modern busy lives. She can be found at EatRightLiveWell ™ (http://www.EatRight-LiveWell.com) Date: Saturdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am Cost: $149 (entire 5-week course) Registration Deadline: January 14 Age Requirement: 18+ Location: Taft House Taiko Learn to play and perform in a percussion ensemble. Taiko provides participants with many benefits, unlike most styles of drumming, Taiko provides a full body workout. You also learn a new language, what we call kuchishoga that phoneticizes the drum strokes. Instead of learning to read sheet music, you learn our Taiko music vocabulary that enables everyone to perform and practice regardless of previous musical training. Taiko is a fantastic mind and body musical discipline that will have everyone from beginners to long-time drummers challenged mentally and physically. There is no musical experience required to learn Taiko and we welcome everyone who is interested. Classes start with a combination of physical and core conditioning along with stretching, so dress suitable for light exercise. Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26 (Four Week Course) Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm Cost: $85 Resident/$90 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 29 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House


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N EW Intro to Yoga Workshop! 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. But 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 workshop 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 individual body to get the most benefits. This class is perfect for beginners, advanced yogis looking to enhance their practice, and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of alignment. Dates: January 28 Time: 11:30 am-1:30 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 21 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House Weekly Yoga 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 January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 21, 28 (Skip February 14) March 7, 14, 28 (Skip March 21) April 4, 11, 18, 25 Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: January $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) February $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per month) March $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per month) April $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) 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.

MixxedFit MixxedFit® is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning. Everything about our dance fitness program can be described as explosive – all of our movements are always big, exaggerated, fullout, and our very best. We dance to our favorite songs on the radio that we would dance to at a nightclub. Then, we spice things up by adding boot camp-inspired exercises to make your workout more effective and challenging. Dates: Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) Registration Deadline: January 3 Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class Zumba Are you looking for a fun work-out that leaves you smiling as you leave class? Zumba is for you! Zumba mixes low-intensity and highintensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning fitness party. Based on Latin and World rhythms Zumba is a total workout that includes cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Whether you are new to Zumba or a diehard Zumba lover, this class cannot be missed! Date: Wednesdays February 1, 8, 15, 22 April 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) Registration Deadline: January 31, April 4 Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class Zumba Toning Zumba Toning is perfect for those who want to party, and put an extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged! You receive great benefit when using the lightweight maraca-like Toning sticks because they help enhance your sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body. This 60-minute Toning class will take your love for Zumba to another level! Date: Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 29 (Skip March 22) Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) Registration Deadline: February 28 Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class

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Events

The Grange Great Book Exchange This great event is for all the readers in the community! Just how does the Book Exchange work? Residents are encouraged to bring their used books and DVD’s to The Grange in boxes that you do not want back. These items can be dropped off at The Grange during the following dates/times. Drop Off Dates/Times January 9-12 from 9 am to 8 pm

Book Drop off Dates/Times: January 9-12 from 9 am to 8 pm at The Grange Book Exchange Event Date/Time: January 14 from 9 am to 2 pm Cost: Free Age Requirement: All Ages Welcome Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO)

Then residents come back for the main event which happens on Saturday, Jan. 14th from 9 am to 2 pm. The Grange staff and 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 what 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. Please note that we are unable to accept encyclopedias and VHS tapes. Please do not bring books with you to the actual event on Saturday, Jan. 14th, as we will not accept them. All books need to be dropped off during the designated times January 9th through the 12th.

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.

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Date: January 27 Time: Timeslots available 8:30 am to 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. Location: Grange Parking Lot (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Special Note: Please bring your driver’s license to your appointment.


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Holiday Royal Ball Wine at TheSoiree Grange Are there any princes and princesses out there dreaming about attending a magical ball? This is your chance to dress up your dad, mom, grandma, grandpa, or any other special adult figure in your life and have them accompany you to the Royal Ball! Participants will enjoy a night of dancing, fabulous refreshments, and other exquisite treats. Date: February 4 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Cost: $10 per person (Meadows Residents Only) Ages: For children 4-12, must be accompanied by an adult Registration Deadline: January 28

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YOUR Clubs The Meadows Hiking Club Written by: Rick Nolan Volunteer Coordinator for the Meadows Hiking Club and Meadows Resident 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 would like to join you may e-mail RickNolan at rick.nolan48@yahoo.com.

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 nonprofit 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 at 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 Mary Jane Ferrara at 720-851-0325. Dates: 2nd and 4th Mondays Times: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) 22

Playgroup at The Grange

Grab your little ones for a playgroup every Thursday at The Grange. For kids 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. Ages: 0-5 Dates: Every Thursday Times: 10:30 am - 12 pm Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)


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The Second Fifty Ladies Club is back! Join us the second Thursday of every month for an activity coordinated by the Meadows. The club’s objectives are to help broaden our circle of friends, expand knowledge of the world around us, and above all, be fun. Women over 50 years of age who are curious about their community, town, state and are interested in meeting other women like themselves, are invited to attend. Please see below the activity schedule for each month. There will be a $25 membership fee due at the first time of registration. The membership will last for 2017. Each month will have a different activity and fees may vary. Ages: 50+ Dates: Second Thursday of each month Times: 1-3 pm Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) 2017 Annual Membership Fee: $25/person January Potluck Kick Off and New Year’s Health Talk To kick off The Second Fifty Ladies Club we will ask everyone to bring a dish to share. While you are enjoying your food, you can socialize and meet all of the new members of the group. We will then have a presentation from Tamara John who will speak on health and fitness catered towards women in their second fifties. Pot Luck Dishes Please bring a dish to share coordinated with the first letter of your last name. The Meadows will provide a variety of soups to share. A-G – Appetizer H-P – Side Dish Q-Z - Dessert Date: January 12 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80109) Cost: FREE – Pre registration is required Registration Deadline: January 9

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February Valentine’s Day Cards Join us for a card making workshop. We will make a variety of Valentine’s Day themed cards for you to send to your loved ones. All supplies are included in the registration cost. Date: February 9 Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80109) Cost: $20 per person Registration Deadline: February 2 March Movie Join us at the Castle Rock Movie Theater for a fun afternoon out while you watch the movie “The Shack.” Since it is too early for movie times to be released, please check back at www.meadowslink.com as the date gets closer for a specific movie time. We will plan to meet at the movie theater. Transportation and the movie ticket will be on your own. Date: March 9 Time: Please check Meadowslink.com for updated information. Location: AMC Castle Rock 12 (3960 Limelight Ave, Castle Rock, CO 80109) Cost: Tickets will be purchased at the theater on your own. Please call The Grange to let us know if you will be attending. April – Yoga Fitness instructor Jasmine Rinehart will be at The Grange to teach a yoga session catered towards women in their second fifties. Gentle movement and stretching through yoga poses can help increase strength and balance. Join us for this relaxing yoga session and leave feeling stress-free. Date: April 13 Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80109) Cost: $8 per person Registration Deadline: April 6

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HOME & Garden All About Architectural Review Every year the Architectural Committee reviews the existing ARC Guidelines and recommends changes for adoption by the Board of Governors. Each resident has the opportunity during this process to provide their feedback and late January on MeadowsLink.com and then considered for adoption by the Board of Governors in the March 2017 meeting. Below you will find a brief listing of the some of the most frequently asked questions about the Architectural Guidelines. • The Architectural Control Committee’s goal is to approve architectural applications that are submitted while protecting the aesthetics and property values within our community. • If your backyard project consists of more than grass, live plants, and maybe a tree, it probably needs ARC approval. • All front yard landscaping projects need approval, including grass, rock, flowers, and trees. • For newly constructed homes, landscaping in both front and rear yards must be installed within six months of closing. • Please plan ahead, architectural committee meetings are not every week, depending on when your application is submitted the next meeting could be three weeks away so please leave plenty of time for a decision to be made. • Trampolines and play structures must be placed 8 feet from fence line with respect to your neighbors and both must get prior approval. • Basketball hoops are allowed in an upright position if it is in use. Please do not leave them in the street or on your sidewalk. • Decks and deck covers that are attached to your home must match your home’s main body paint or trim color. • Yes, fences need approval, each neighborhood has their own fence

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guidelines, please make sure to get your fencing project approved to be sure it is the correct style for your neighborhood. You can find everything ARC including the application on MeadowsLink. com under MNC Info, then Architectural Review Information.

As the Temperatures Drop and the Snow Falls, Make Sure Your Home is Ready Tips for Winterizing Your Home 1. Adjust Your Ceiling Fans- If you change the direction the fan is running, hot air will be pushed up to the ceiling and spread around the room. 2. Change the Filters in Your Furnace – Dirty filters restrict airflow. 3. Turn Your Water Heater Down- Set your water heater at 120 degrees and you can reduce hot water cost by as much as 10 %. Wrap a hot water heater blanket around your hot water heater. 4. Inspect widows and doors for cracks. Caulk windows, use weather stripping around doors. 5. Before using your fireplace, have it inspected and cleaned. Be prepared for any kind of weather. Always have an emergency available. Make sure you have fresh batteries in your flashlight Buy indoor candles & matches Put an emergency contact list together Buy some extra bottled water Store extra blankets and a first-aid kit in a dry and easy to access location


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New Homeowner Orientation

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Christmas Tree Recycling Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, garland, plastic wrap, tree stands, wire, rope, nails, etc. before bringing trees to be recycled. Live trees with artificial snow sprayed on the branches cannot be mulched. Please check with your local jurisdiction or newspaper during the holiday season as Christmas trees are typically accepted at the following locations, but are subject to change. No Castle Rock parks are drop off sites, only the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Douglas County Drop-off dates: Dec. 26 through Jan. 31 Hours: Anytime Contact Information: Douglas County Parks at 720-733-6990 Mulch: Available on-site while supplies last Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock

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