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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


Easter Eggstravaganza

Assessment Payment Info Board of Governors Meetings at the Grange Don’t forget to download The Meadows App! All About Trash Rental Information New Businesses Coming to The Meadows Tips for Harmonious HOA Living New flashing crosswalk Meadows Boulevard near Low Meadow Boulevard Pool Season is Here

Your Events and Leisure Guide | 11 Youth Classes We Need Volunteers Terrific Tuesday Week-long Camps Adult Classes Pallet Classes Health and Fitness Thank You To Our Amazing Event Sponsors Blood Drive at The Grange Easter Eggstravaganza Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Home & Garden | 28

Margarita Madness

Backyard Bonus Tour

End of Year High School Pool Party

Take the Pain Out of Painting Classes

The Grange............................................. 303-814-2358

Pool Bash Party

New Homeowner Orientation

Neighborhood Garage Sale

Water Wiser

Dog Daze of Summer

With Spring… It’s time to aerate your lawn!!

Taft House/MNC Admin Office............720-476-4006 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109

Who To Call…

Music in The Meadows

Clear Sky Elementary............................303-387-5900 Meadow View Elementary...................303-387-5425

Safe Splash Swim School

Your Community | 30

Soaring Hawk Elementary....................303-387-5825

Your Clubs | 26

Coming to Downtown Castle Rock - Riverwalk

CR Middle School.................................. 303-387-1300

The Meadows Hiking Club Mah Jong

Festival Park Re-imagined Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - April 26

6202 Cycling Club

MCA Information | 32

Playgroup at The Grange

News You Can Use in the Meadows Community Association

The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd Spring Summer Hours Starting April 1. M-Th 9:00 am-5:00 pm Fri 9:00 am-4:00 pm Sat 10:00 am-5:00 pm Sun-Closed 2

Electric – IREA........................................ 303-688-3100 Gas – Black Hills....................................888-890-5554

Bridge Group at The Grange Second Fifties Ladies Club

Castle View High School.......................303-387-9000

Water and Sewer . ................................ 303-660-1373 Town of Castle Rock Castle Rock Motor Vehicle....................303-660-7440

Valhalla Community Magazines

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.

Welcome to Meadows Family Dentistry, your neighborhood dental office, here in the Meadows of historic Castle Rock. Dr. Polson and the staff at Meadows Family Dentistry are a family focused Dental Practice providing ideal oral health for the entire family and first-class esthetic treatment for each individual.

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• Raised in Douglas County and graduate of Douglas County High School • Graduate of University of Colorado School of Dentistry • Post-Graduate hospital based General Practice Residency, Burlington, Vermont

• 16 years Private Practice • 14 years Affiliate Faculty, Dental Residency Program • 10 years Consulting Dentist for Long Term Care Facility • Currently part-time clinical faculty at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, GPR Program

Aetna · Ameritas · Anthem · Assurant · Blue Cross · Carington · Cigna · Connection · Dental Delta PPO and Premier Dentemax · Guardian · Humana · Metlife · United Healthcare · United Concordia

3740 Dacoro Lane Suite 115, Castle Rock Colorado 80109 (303) 660-5576 In the Meadows Professional Plaza just south of the Castle Rock AMC Theaters

Neighborly News Assessment Payment Info 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 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 Here you can setup 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: April 6 May 4 June 1

6 pm Taft House 6 pm Delegate Meeting at The Grange 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. Homeowners may also request that an issue be discussed at the meeting by contacting your MNC Assistant Director, Alex Gormley at 303-814-3958. Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on in the Document Section.

MNC Board of Governors Joe Knopinski Kelsy Rooney Charlotte Jensen Don Jensen Fonda Hamilton

President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Governor At Large

2017 District Delegates Donna Coto Royce Fisk Gordon Rollins Jeff Powles Mike Liimatainen Jennifer Waiton Rita Ruderman

The Grange Spring Hours Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm Friday 9 am-4 pm Saturday 10 am-5 pm Sunday-Closed

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, Starling Hill Stewart Park

Mnc Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Office Hours Monday- Friday 8:30 am-5 pm

Holiday Hours for the Grange-Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, and Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 9 am-5 pm, Taft House closed. 4


The Grange in The Meadows 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-814-2358 Taft House 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 720-476-4006

Meadows Neighborhood Company Michele Ray-Brethower Executive Director 303-814-3952 Alex Gormley Assistant Director 303-814-3958 Brandon Perko Community Standards Specialist 720-476-4006 Terri Swearingen Community Relations Coordinator 720-476-4003 Kent Krause Recreation Supervisor 303-814-3953 Taylor Brown Assistant Recreation Coordinator 303-468-5212

Don’t forget to download The Meadows App! Get reminders for HOA news, events, see homes for sale, upload pics, find local business coupons & more! Available for Free at The App Store and Google Play

Family. Friends. Community. David Topolnicki, Agent 390-C South Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Bus: 303-688-2626

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Neighborly News All About Trash

New Businesses Coming to The Meadows

Just a reminder that trash collection is every Friday and recycling is every other Friday. For a calendar on pickups, see our website. 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.

As the ground breaks and the walls begin to rise, the anticipation of what’s moving into the neighborhood also grows. We’re excited to announce a variety of new businesses opening in The Meadows.

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. You can complete the brief on- line form to establish service. Additionally, should you require repair or customer service assistance from Waste Management, please visit The site is very user friendly and provides 24/7 online access, and also where residents can request and pay for a large item or bulk pickup. Under the Customer Service tab, click the Report service issue or submit request.

Rental Information The Meadows Neighborhood Company has two facilities available to rent out for various functions. These facilities are known as The Grange and the Taft House. The Grange is a beautiful facility that is great for weddings, birthday parties, and other private events up to 125 people. The Taft House is a smaller facility that has an activity room available that is great for events up to approximately 20 people. For a complete list of rental information please visit our website at www. then click on the Amenities tab at the top of the page and then click on Facility Rentals from the drop-down menu. You may also call 303-814-2358 for more information.

Rita’s offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-five flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the brand’s motto, and almost thirty years later, Rita’s is still dedicated to serving up a big dose of happiness with their freshly made, delicious, custom treats, in a fun-filled atmosphere. Now Castle Rock can start burning with a results-driven workout; Orangetheory Fitness is open! Backed by the science of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (“EPOC”), Orangetheory Fitness delivers a unique heart rate monitored group personal training workout that produces more energy, visible toning, and enhanced fitness. The workout is designed to achieve heart rate target zones that stimulate metabolism. Members typically burn 500-1000 calories, including the “AFTERBURN” that produces additional calorie burn for up to 36 hours. The workout involves the ideal combination of high intensity interval training and strength training, utilizing top-of-the-line equipment, upbeat music, and motivational trainers. Uncle Maddio’s is a next generation pizza restaurant that lets guests build their own pizza exactly how they want it and cooked in fast baked ovens and served to their tables in about six minutes. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a delicious gluten-free option, and 48 toppings, including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Everything is fresh, from the pizza dough and sauce that’s made in-store each day to the wide variety of veggies. For guests looking to expand their pizza horizons, Uncle Maddio’s also offers signature pizzas ranging from the meaty Big Max to the tangy Buffalo Chicken. Create-your-own salads and Foldwich ™ sandwiches round out the Italian-inspired menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine. We are Changing the Way the World Ages. Home Care Assistance of Douglas County is now 4 years old! This office was the first Home Care Assistance in Colorado and is returning to The Meadows after nearly a year in downtown Castle Rock. Home Care Assistance of Douglas County serves the seniors in Douglas County and most of Elbert County as well. The employees in this office have a combined 86 years living in Douglas County, and truly believe that this is their home, you are their neighbors, and that they are here to serve you. Their Mission is simple- We keep Seniors safe and engaged in their own home for as long as they want to stay there. The worst time to find out you don’t have enough coverage in your insurance policy is when you need to make a claim on a loss that isn’t covered. At Scott Brown’s State Farm Agency, this is something we strive to prevent. With free insurance consultations, a welcoming and knowledgeable staff, and a wide range of insurance packages, Scott Brown’s office makes sure to instill knowledge to help our customers know the difference between the financially inconvenient versus the financially catastrophic. Our mission is to be prepared for things that can go wrong, but most importantly to be here to help life go right. These new business add even more options to the services available in your neighborhood. Be sure to stop in and check them out! Stay tuned for special offers and more to come!



Tips for Harmonious HOA Living… Beauty May Be In the Eye of the Beholder… but Paint Colors Are Approved By The Architectural Review Committee. The form is easy to complete and the association staff can assist you. Visit the community website under the Resources tab for additional information.

When and how often can I water my lawn? The Town of Castle Rock has created a when to water calendar. The latest version will be live on their new water conservation website, please visit where you will find the link to the watering schedule calendar. Or see it here.

Can I park anything I own at my house? The Appendix C explains in detail the guidelines the Board of Governors adopted to determine the vehicles that are not permitted to include commercial, trailers and boats. There is an allowance for RV’s, and Campers to be parked briefly for the purpose of trip preparation (loading and unloading) that is NOT considered parking. Maximum time per week a recreational vehicle can be at your home is an accumulative of 24 hours.

New Flashing Crosswalk Meadows Boulevard Near Low Meadow Boulevard Safety is a top priority for the Town of Castle Rock. Sometimes, that means installing new traffic devices. A new device will help residents in The Meadows cross Meadows Boulevard.

Watering Calendar Key Determined by the last digit in your house number (street address) 0, 1, 2, or 3 = 4, 5, or 6 = 7, 8, or 9 = Symbols appear on dates when restrictions are in effect

Use the key to determine which symbol corresponds to your address. Can I place loose trash next to my container for pick-up? All trash shall be bagged and placed as neatly as possible for pick-up. Additional bags of lawn clipping, or leaves in the fall will be picked up. Large amounts, or bulk household items require a special pickup request directly with Waste Management.

They are called Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons, and they are intended to reduce the risk of pedestrian-vehicle crashes at crosswalks. Residents in the Meadows will see one along Meadows Boulevard, east of Low Meadow Boulevard. The beacon is a crosswalk sign, with an additional flashing light. At the crosswalk, pedestrians will push a button, activating the rapidly flashing yellow light to alert drivers someone is at the crosswalk. New advanced warning signs and pavement marking will notify drivers ahead of the crosswalk. It is still important for pedestrians to be aware at crosswalks and ensure cars yield before crossing. Drivers should always pay extra attention at crosswalks and remember Colorado law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians. The decision to install a beacon at this location is related to new and future amenities. The Taft House pool, built by The Meadows Neighborhood Company, is already open, and future trail connections will complement future residential development in the area. Coordinating with developers and Town departments helps ensure access to new amenities is as safe as possible.


Pool Season is Here Extended Pool Registration Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 pm- 8 pm beginning May 1, 2017-May 24, 2017; Saturday hours are 10 am-5 pm

Does Everyone Need a Pool Pass? Get ready! The pool will be open soon! The Meadows Neighborhood Company (“The MNC”) is already gearing up for the summer season. The Grange pools open this year on Saturday, May 27th and are open through Monday, September 4th; 10:00 am – 8:00 pm seven days a week. Depending on our weather we may extend the swim season for a couple more weekends, watch social media for details as the time comes. Each pool member has, or will need to be, registered with The Grange or Taft House, and pool fobs can be picked up during regular office hours. Please like our Facebook page, download The Meadows App or follow to stay up to date on all things pool related this summer. Every member of your household who will be using the pool must have their picture taken at The Grange or Taft House for identification purposes. As always, owners must be current on assessments in order to enjoy use of the pool. There is no charge for a pool pass if you are a MNC resident. Pool registration is available during regular business hours and will continue throughout the pool season. We will continue using the barcoded key fobs given to each and every Meadows Neighborhood resident, as well as, all MCA purchased seasonal pool pass holders for pool admission each and every time you visit the pool. MCA residents interested in purchasing pool passes see page 35 for more details on how to purchase the pass. The key fob links each individual to an MNC address by registration information, as well as by picture. MNC Pre-Paid Guest Daily Pass Fees Prepaid guest passes are only available at The Grange/Taft House and not for sale at the pool entrance. All guests must be accompanied by a member or current pass holder. No refunds or exchanges, and the MNC is not responsible for lost, stolen, or destroyed/damaged tickets. Maximum of 8 guests per day, 40 guests per season per household on a space available basis only. Passes have no cash value and are valid for the 2017 season only. Cost for the prepaid daily guest passes are 1-$5, 5-$23, 10-$45, 15-$65, or 20-$85. MNC Caregiver Passes: One caregiver pass will be issued per family upon request. Caregiver may only come accompanied by the child/ children in that household. Caregiver may not be the primary or secondary resident listed on the member information form or other member of the common household group. For your convenience we’ve set aside some dates when extra staff will be on hand to expedite the process of entering family information, obtaining pool key fobs and taking photos. 8 APRIL-MAY 2017

New MNC Homeowner or Resident without a FOB If you are a new Meadows Neighborhood home owner, or if adding a new member to your household, or a resident that has not received a key fob yet, please complete a registration form and bring each and every family member to The Grange during the times listed and get a picture taken and we will issue each household member a key fob. You may download the registration form from If you have just recently closed on your home, it would be a good idea to bring your closing paperwork, as it can take some time for your information to get entered into our system. Are you an MNC resident and already have a key fob? If you are an MNC homeowner, and received a key fob last year, you do not have to do anything except come in and update your children’s photos. If you have misplaced your key fob, you may purchase a new one at The Grange for a $10 replacement fee. Renters If you are a renter, you will need to provide a current lease, and a Consent to Tenant form signed by the property owner or property manager which provides authorization for renters to use the amenities in place of the owner. You may have to provide proof of residency as well. Renters must provide these forms each year. Forms that need to be completed by property owners or managers and the registration form are available online at Lap Swimmers Please Note: You may request a lane to be put up during regular pool hours in the lap pool at The Grange. Lap swimming only is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am-10:00 am starting June 5 and runs through September 2. Lap swimming is defined as actively moving forward with some continuous effort. A lifeguard will be on duty to monitor the lap swimming. Always misplacing your key fobs? Download the Key Ring or Pocket Binder app to scan all your key fobs so they are in one device and you can use your smart phone to scan the fobs to get into the pool!

Frequently Asked Pool Questions Are the pools open to the general public? The pool facility is reserved for residents of The Meadows only. MNC Residents are permitted to pay daily guest visit fees and bring up to 8 guests total each day, on a space available basis (maximum of 40 guests total each pool season). Volume is limited on a day-to-day schedule. Guests are $5 per person and must accompany the resident. Bulk discounted passes may be purchased at The Grange or the Taft House. How old does my child have to be to go to the pool without an adult? Persons must be able to swim 15 yards independently, or be at least 12 years of age or older, to visit the pool without supervision by a “responsible and reliable person.” Persons who are 11 years of age may be allowed to visit The Meadows swimming pools without supervision, if they are able to swim 15 yards and can pass a swim test as required by pool management. Permission is granted only at the discretion of Pool Management and may be revoked at any time.

Can my babysitter bring my kids to the pool? A Red Cross Certified Babysitter, age 11 or older, who has passed a swim test as required by pool management; AND who has completed both the Red Cross Babysitting Certification test AND has a CURRENT CPR Certification, may supervise persons under the age of 12 while such persons are in the swimming pool area. What is the dress code? As a reminder, the MNC offers a family environment at the pool. Lifeguard approved family-friendly bathing attire only. Please no gym shorts, cutoffs, leotards, thongs or G-strings. Persons lacking bowel control must comply with the following: • Wear a swim diaper and approved bathing attire. • Wear a diaper covered by rubber pants and approved bathing attire. Are there lifeguards at the pools? There are Red Cross certified lifeguards at the pool. Supervision is still required for all persons who are unable to swim 15 yards independently (regardless of age) and for all children under the age of 12 while such persons are in the swimming pool area. A “responsible and reliable person” must remain in the same activity area with a child(ren) who is/are less than 12 years of age. Supervision of children and other persons who require supervision: The MNC staff and volunteers are not available to supervise any children, other than for specific MNC children’s programs in which children may be enrolled. The MNC, its directors, officers, employees, members and staff assume or accept no responsibility for safety or supervision of children and other persons who require supervision. Parents, whether or not they are on MNC property or the swimming pool, are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children and other persons who require supervision. In order to ensure the safety of all members, guests and visitors, unsafe or inappropriate behavior and/or violation of facility rules will result in the offending party being asked to immediately leave The Grange and Taft House swimming pools. In addition, individuals who engage in unacceptable, unsafe or irresponsible behavior may have their access to The Grange, Taft House and/or swimming pools suspended or revoked and are subject to any other discipline provided for in the Declaration. Judgment of behavior is at the sole discretion of MNC staff. Are there swim lessons offered at the pools? This summer we have a new vendor offering swim lessons at The Grange pool only. The lessons will be offered by SafeSplash Swim School, which will allow residents to continue their swimming lessons in the winter at their heated pool in Lone Tree. Private swim lessons may only be taken from and given by SafeSplash. Any instructor giving lessons or that appears to be giving lessons, who is not employed by SafeSplash, will be asked to cease instruction and leave the premises. See page 25 for more details on swim lesson offerings. What are some of the general rules of the pool I should be aware of: People with open sores, skin infections, contagious diseases, or bandages will not be allowed in the water. For your safety, please refrain from running, rough play, biking, skateboarding, roller blading and throwing hard objects. The use of tobacco products or e-cigarettes are prohibited and there is no smoking allowed in the pool facility.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages, legal or illicit drugs is prohibited at the pool. No glass may brought to, or used in or around the pool. Pets may not be brought to the pool, with the exception of assistance dogs. Cameras, camera phones, tablets or any photo taking device may not be used in changing rooms. Safety breaks are taken on the hour, every hour, for 15 minutes. This is at the Pool Management’s discretion and based on weather closures, the last closure/break, etc and may be changed or reduced based on the pool management staff’s best judgement. At The Grange pools during safety breaks, all pools and slide will be cleared to permit restroom breaks, re-application of sunblock and rehydration. Only lap swimming will be permitted during safety breaks. All patrons must exit the Taft House pool at safety breaks. Can my child use flotation devices? The following flotation devices are not allowed: • Water wings, rafts or any flotation device that is blown or pumped up are not allowed. • Swimsuits with built in flotation rings or devices incapable of self-correction of buoyancy are not allowed. What are the rules for the slide or climbing wall? • All persons who are under 46 inches tall must be able to successfully swim 15 yards, to the satisfaction of MNC lifeguards, without flotation aid, to use the waterslide. • All sliders must sit or lie with feet forward on backside. No twisting, turning, flipping, kneeling, standing or stopping is permitted. • Only one slider allowed on the slide at a time. Please exit splashdown area immediately after each ride. • Goggles, glasses, hats, shirts, flotation devices, and jewelry are prohibited on slide. • Sliders/climbers must obey slide attendant at all times. • Climbers must fall straight down into the water and not push off of the wall. What do I do if I have lost my key fob? For admission into the pool, you must always have your key fob. Replacements are available at The Grange and Taft House for $10 each, with a maximum charge $25 per family for replacement for each re-issuance. As a reminder, the following will result in loss or suspension of swim privileges: • Homeowner association assessment balance not current • Failure to comply with any policies or procedures of The MNC including, but not limited to, The Grange and Taft Pool Facility Rules • Misuse of pool facility and/or equipment • Harassment of other users and/or MNC personnel • Obstructing lifeguarding personnel from completing job requirements Lifeguard supervisors reserve the right to enforce rules as to actions and/ or behaviors that are upsetting or at personal risk to staff or guests. If you would like to read the pool rules in their entirety, please visit

Birthday Parties at the Taft House! Join us at the Taft House for birthday party fun! Enjoy swimming in our vortex pool, challenge your friends on the water climbing wall, or relax in the bubble pit. We are now booking birthday parties for summer which will start in June. Choose from a selection of colors for your party room theme and leave the set up and clean up for your personal party host! There are food options available for an additional cost that include pizza or hot dog meal deals. All the birthday party food must be purchased through the Taft House concessions.

Birthday Party Rental: $135 The deposit is $100 at time of booking, and total party rental fees must be paid 14 days in advance. There is a $25 cancellation fee if cancelled within 14 days of the party rental. This includes a two-hour party rental for 10 swimming guests. Each person over the initial 10 is an additional $5 for a maximum of 20 people. Please note the birthday child, siblings and parents who want to swim will all be included in the “swimming guest� count. The maximum count for total guests (swimming and non-swimming) cannot exceed 25 people.

For additional information please visit under the events and programs tab. Call Taylor Brown at 303-468-5212 or to book your next party.

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Events & LEISURE Your


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 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 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 April 5 May 3

Time 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 Mr Cliff will be taking a break for the summer.


Theme Tricky Tales Mr. Cliffs Favorites

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. 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. Easter Cookies Date: April 9 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $20 Resident/$25 Non-Resident (per person) Registration Deadline: April 2 Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ 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.


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! Please note: This certification will allow the licensed babysitter to take children under 12 to the pool as long as the sitter meets the other criteria in the pool rules. Date: June 3 and 4 (Two-day course) Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $120 Resident/$130 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 11-15 Registration Deadline: May 27 Location: Taft House

Terrific Tuesdays! Come join us for Terrific Tuesdays! Parents, this is a great opportunity to drop your kids off for a few hours to get some errands done. Each week will consist of fun educational presentations, arts and crafts, games, and much more! Please check out the descriptions for each session below. You can register for one date or all, but you need to pre-register as space will be limited each week!

Terrific Tuesday

Date: Every Tuesday, June 6-July 25 (Except July 4) Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $10 Resident/ $12 Non-Resident (per session, per child) If you sign up for all seven weeks by June 3, receive the one free weekPay $60 instead of $70. Please note if you purchase the discount option, we will not be able to issue a refund if your child is unable to make one of the weeks. Registration Deadline: Sign up no later than the Friday before. Please remember spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Sign up early because space is limited! Registration Maximum: 50 children per session Age Requirement: 5-11 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 Kent Krause at 303-814-3953 or for more information.

June 6th – Wild Files Become a scientific detective as you investigate wildlife mysteries by making observations and analyzing clues. Who has the right adaptations and motivations to commit these crimes? See if you can solve each case and uncover some incredible animal adaptations along the way!


Youth Classes

Terrific Tuesday June 13th – Operation Edith Join us and the Castle Rock Fire Department for a full afternoon of fire safety with Operation Edith. We will then spend the remaining afternoon looking inside the Castle Rock Fire Trucks. June 20th – Sensational Sharks Shark! The word alone grabs our attention. Look inside and out as we study the unique adaptations that make sharks so well suited for life at sea. Explore the fine-tuned sense of a shark. How do you size up compared to some sharks? Find out as we measure a few. Learn who the top predator in the ocean really is. June 27th – Dry Ice Capades Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Use your Thermocolor Cup to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home! July 11th – Minutes to Win it This week your kids will compete in Meadows Minute to Win It! We will have an entire afternoon full of silly games and crafts. No one stands still for this great day; it will be time for a nap, or a quick swim at the pool after this fun afternoon! July 18th – Sports Conditioning Join us for a full afternoon of conditioning! We will start out with some speed and agility drills, then play some games such as capture the flag or freeze tag and then end the afternoon with some relaxing yoga. Your kids will be ready for a nap after that active Terrific Tuesday. July 25th – Slime Time Ooze into gooey fun of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of “Mad Science Slime”. 14

Astronomy at The Grange Join us at The Grange to stargaze with members of the Denver Astronomical Society. We will start the evening with an educational presentation before we venture outside where there will be multiple telescopes available for viewing the beautiful Colorado night skies. Volunteers will be on-hand to point you in the right direction and answer questions. Date: June 12 Time: 8:00 pm-10:00 pm Cost: FREE (Pre-Registration Required) Registration Deadline: June 9 Age Requirement: All Ages Welcome!



Mad Science Camp Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and handson applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Mad Science uses simple, real-world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us. Super Sleuth Academy James Bond? MacGyver? Do you think you have what it takes to discover “who done it”? If so, this camp is for you! Secret communications and detective crime science, the inner workings of security systems, and even mysteries to solve are part of this exciting week. We will explore it all. Each day we seek out and find the answer to many of life’s mysteries! Date: June 12-16 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $199 Meadows Resident/$209 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: June 5 Age Requirement: 6-11 Location: Taft House


WEEK-LONG CAMPS Chess Wizards Camp Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. Your child will improve their chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle - the brain! A sample day might include exploration of a technical chess concept, fun group challenges which hone specific chess thinking patterns, a healthy snack, a mini-tournament, capture-the-flag, and blob tag. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. The interactive curriculum makes learning fun for new and seasoned players alike.

Adult Classes May Cake Decorating Spring Flowers If you’ve been wanting to expand your flower skills, join us in learning to make beautiful lilies and colorful daffodils, perfect for your spring cakes. Students will learn how to pipe perfect petals and add the stamens and dimensional centers to make these flowers stand out. All frosting and supplies are included. Date: May 13 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: May 6 Location: Grange

Date: July 17-21 Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm Grades: K-8 Program Cost: $265 Meadows Resident/$275 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: July 10 Age Requirement: Taft House Play-Well LEGO Play-Well is an engineering LEGO program designed for kids ages 5-12. Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from specially trained instructors. They will get to dive into the massive collections of LEGOÂŽ and build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles and explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long lasting. Check out all the new programs coming this spring and summer! Theme Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets. Jedi Engineering with LEGO Date: July 24-28 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Age Requirement: 5-6 Cost: $170 Meadows Resident/$180 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: July 17 Location: Taft House Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO Date: July 24-28 Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Age Requirement: 7-12 Cost: $170 Meadows Resident/$180 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: July 17 Location: Taft House

June cake decorating Russian piping tips! Have you wanted to try the latest trend in cake decorating? These Russian piping tips make a complete flower with petals and centers all at the same time. Come and try these amazing tips and impress your friends with stunning cupcakes. All supplies, frosting and cupcakes are included. Date: June 17 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: June 10 Location: Grange


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! Special Note: May will be the last course offered until September!

Create Crazy Flowers Come and explore your creative side and stretch your imagination! In this class, we will be creating a crazy palette of “inky” flowers using acrylic inks. Our canvases will be amazing recycled wooden pallets, which are works of art in themselves! We will practice on a small canvas and some watercolor paper before we dive in and create on our palettes. All supplies are included and you will leave with a 12 X 12, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. The photos below are just a couple of examples of what you can create.

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

Date: May 13 Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm Cost: $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: May 6 Age Requirement: 14+ Location: Taft House

May Menu: May’s menu features poached medallion salmon in a chardonnay wine and herbs arranged on a bed of carrots, turnip and peas mix. The next dish will be a chicken tender with orange and ginger in port sauce. The side will feature fettuccini with orange and prosciutto. The salad dish will be arugula, radicchio, and toasted almonds with a grapefruit dressing. The dessert will be an English trifle sponge cake sprinkled with Grand Marnier Liqueur. Date: May 8 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $34 Resident /$39 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: May 4 Location: Grange 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 Registration Deadline: April 15 Age Requirement: 21+ Location: Grange Special Notes: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age 16

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


Pallet Classes

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: $50 Resident/$55 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 11 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange Learn to Play Guitar in a Day Yes, it’s true…you’ll learn to play in just one day! Many people want to learn to play guitar but simply do not have time for weekly lessons. Always thought it would be cool to play guitar? Is your inner rock star waiting to come out? Stop dreaming, now you can learn to play guitar quickly and easily. This unique workshop, as seen on PBS, is filled with skills and information that are equivalent to 6 weekly lessons! Students learn basic chords, strumming and picking patterns, play familiar songs, tuning techniques, tablature, guitar care, simple music theory, music resources, performance skills and more! The workshop includes the Learn to Play Guitar in a Day book and an electronic tuner. Students provide their own acoustic guitar. Date: May 6 Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Cost: $115 Resident/ $125 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 29 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House

Health and Fitness Treating Pain at Home with Myofascial Release Myofascial release (MFR) is the hands-on treatment of the body’s fascia. What is “fascia?” Fascia is the ultimate connective tissue structure of the body. It provides structure, support, and protection for the entire human body from top-tobottom and from the insideout. This class teaches basic principles of MFR and how to apply those principles through hands-on treatment to successfully release the fascia and to decrease pain. Techniques will focus on calming headaches, how to treat pain in the various tissues of the body, and will also include areas of injury or pain brought to the class by attendees. Participants will receive hands-on experience and informational handouts that can be applied immediately at home to family and friends. Date: April 22 Time: 10:00 am-12:30 pm Age Requirement: 18+ Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 15 Location: Taft House

N EW Nutrition Seminar for 50+ Nutrition and fitness specialist Stephen Lening will be at the Taft House to offer a nutrition seminar specifically for people 50 years of age and older. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and optimum weight throughout every stage of your life! Do you have questions about how aging might be affecting your nutrition or what macros are and why they are important? Stephen will cover topics such as metabolism, macros and micros and any other question you may have about your nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Dates: April 29 Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am Age Requirement: 50+ Cost: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 22 Location: Taft House


Health and Fitness 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 breathlinked 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, April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 (No Class on May 30th), June 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $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. 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. Studies show tremendous value in yoga as part of a “cross-training” and injury prevention routine. In this workshop, we will break down some of the most common poses (ASANAS) from the ground up. Additionally, we will look at more advanced poses or variations for deepening your practice and expanding your foundation. 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, advanced yogis looking to enhance their practice and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of alignment. Date: May 20 Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: May 13 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House 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, April 5, 12, 19, 26, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $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 18 JUNE-AUGUST 2016

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, May 3, 10, 24, 31 (No Class May 17) Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class WATER AEROBICS Come join us at The Grange for this moderate cardio fitness class. Emphasis is put on getting the heart rate up and focusing on upper, mid and lower body. In this class improve strength, mobility, flexibility and endurance with low impact to joints and back. This class is great for all levels. Classes Start: Monday, June 5 and runs through Saturday, July 29 Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am-9:30 am Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-10:00 am Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $7 drop in, 10 punch pass - $50 – (Expires July 29th) Location: Grange Pool Volleyball – Drop in Night Join us every Wednesday night for sand volleyball at the Taft House. Individuals of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Drop in, get some exercise, have fun and meet community members. Teams are formed informally by the players present. We will form teams of 6 players. Date: Wednesday Evenings (June 7th-July 26th) Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Age Requirement: High School and Older Cost: Free (Must be Meadows Resident with a current season pool pass, guests allowed with Meadows Resident) Location: Taft House Volleyball Court (Inside Pool Area)



Thank You To Our Amazing Event Sponsors!

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 and click on the Events and Programs tab at the top of the page and then click on the Blood Drive drop-down tab. Then read the eligibility requirements and if you qualify you can sign up online.

Date: April 14 Time: Timeslots available 8:30 am to 12:15 pm Registration: Please sign up on 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. THE MEADOWS AT CASTLE ROCK 19


Easter Eggstravaganza

This annual spring celebration will take place at Butterfield Park in The Meadows. Over 30,000 Easter Eggs will be available in the egg hunt for children ages 0-10 years old. Bring your Easter basket and your camera! The event will also feature kiddie trains, large inflatable rides, the Easter Bunny, food vendors, and the ever-popular Jell-O Egg Eating Contest. Participants can stop into The Grange from April 10-14 to fill out their liability waiver for the rides and get their wristbands in advance if they wish to avoid the waiver lines during the event. NEW!!! We have added a new timeslot at 1 p.m. This timeslot will be open to children ages 0-10 with special needs and it is designed to offer a less crowded and hectic egg hunt experience. Date: April 15 Time: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: Free Location: Butterfield Park (3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr.)

Egg Hunt Timeline Special Needs Age 0-2 Age 3-4 Age 5-6 Age 7-8 Age 9-10

1:00 pm at the South Site 1:20 pm at the North Site 1:40 pm at the South Site 2:00 pm at the North Site 2:20 pm at the South Site 2:40 pm at the North Site

Jell-O Eating Contest Timeline 8-10 Years Old - 1:45 pm 11-14 Years Old - 2:15 pm 15 & Over - 2:45 pm Jell-O Contest Note: All parents must sign a liability waiver for their child and registration is required for the Jell-O eating contests. Participants sign up the day of the event under the main park pavilion. Please be aware that space is limited and the contests fill up quickly.

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Spring Cleaning Made Easy Saturday, April 29 10 am-4 pm at The Grange Parking Lot (3692 Meadows Blvd.)

Spring is here and The Meadows Neighborhood Company has created an event to make your spring cleaning much easier! The event is free but it is only open to Meadows Residents. Participants will need to bring their key fob or driver’s license with a Meadows address to verify their residency. It will be held in The Grange parking lot and we will have multiple stations available to handle all of your spring cleaning needs. Please note the event is on a first come, first served basis. If we reach capacity at a drop-off station we may not be able to accept your items. Below is a list of our drop-off stations with what we can and cannot accept. Paper Shredding – A mobile paper shredding truck will be on site where you can watch your documents get shredded. There is a limit of 3 banker’s sized cardboard boxes per person. Salvation Army – A Salvation Army truck will be available that can take a large variety of donated items. Everything they accept is at their discretion and they have the right to refuse items. Medication Drop-Off Site – The Castle Rock Police Department will be hosting a booth where you can safely dispose of prescription medications, over the counter medications, ointments, and pet medications. They cannot accept liquids, radioactive medications, needles, aerosol cans, thermometers, or illegal drugs. They suggest that you place medications in a plastic baggie and that you mark out your name and identifying information on the prescription bottles. Electronic Recycling – A truck will be available that can recycle old electronics such as computers, laptops, printers, and cell phones. This station cannot accept T.V.’s or large appliances.

Project Recycle Bike Drive – We will be working in collaboration with Project Recycle who is a local non-profit organization that provides bikes to underprivileged families. If you have a used bicycle you no longer want please consider donating it. Trash – There will be several large trash bins available to accommodate your general trash. Information on what can’t be thrown away in these bins is listed below. Recycling – A large recycling container will be on site where you can recycle most of your household items. All cardboard must be broken down and flattened before it is put in this container. Information on what can’t be thrown away in this bin is listed below. Items We Cannot Accept T.V.s, hazardous waste or chemicals of any kind, soil, sod, rocks, uncut or untied branches (all branches must be cut into 4 foot lengths or less and tied together in a bundle no more than 12 inches in diameter and leaves and grass clippings need to be bagged), bricks, concrete, building materials, auto parts, liquid waste, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, paint, stains, insecticides, tires, and car batteries. There may be other items that are not accepted at the discretion of the Meadows Neighborhood Company. Special Note: This event is intended to be used for the benefit of the Meadows residents. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who is “abusing the system” which would result in our resources not being available for everyone. This determination is at the discretion of the Meadows Neighborhood Company.



Margarita Madness The salsa will be hot, the margaritas will flow, it’s Cinco de Mayo, ya know! Grab your sombreros and head to the Grange for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. We will have a live mariachi band, games, Mexican food buffet and of course margaritas and beer. The price of admission includes entry to the event, food, and 3 drink tickets. Additional drinks may be purchased separately at the bar (cash only). Be sure to sign up early because pre-registration is required and space is limited. Date: Saturday, May 6 Time: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Cost: $27 Residents/$32 Non-Residents Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: April 29 Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) Special Note: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age.

End of Year High School Pool Party

The MNC and Castle View High School have teamed up to put on an end-of-year pool party. There is no better way to kick off your summer than a game night at the Taft House Pool. We will have a student DJ, volleyball, corn hole, life size Jenga, fire pit and much more. Concession snacks such as pizza, snow cones and candy will be available. Pre-registration is recommended because space is limited!! Due to the capacity at the pool, we can only allow 400 students into this event. Register early to ensure you won’t miss out! Everyone that pre-registers by May 12th will be entered into a drawing to win various gift cards. (Must be present to win) Pre-registration opportunities will be available through the Castle View High School Student Government or call Taylor Brown at 303-468-5212 for assistance. Please visit for additional information. Date: May 26 Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Grades: 9, 10, 11, and 12 Location: Taft House Pool (3570 Celestial Ave., Castle Rock) Cost: The event will be FREE to students with a Meadows address. Anyone who lives outside of the Meadows can attend the event for $3. Please remember space is limited to those who register first.



Pool Bash Party Join us at The Grange pools for a family-friendly Hawaiian Pool Bash Party! The event will feature a live DJ, games, activities, prizes, and a free ice cream sundae bar. The event is completely free but is only open to MNC and MCA residents who have a pool pass. Date: June 2 Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cost: Free (Participants must have a pool pass) Location: Grange Pools (3692 Meadows Blvd.)

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Dog Daze of Summer The Meadows will be having a community garage sale! Please note that we no longer take registrations. Residents can now just simply hold a Garage Sale on June 10th and The Meadows will market the date as community garage sale. Happy Shopping! Date: June 10 Location: The Meadows Neighborhood

Mark your calendars for June 15th so you can join us at Wiggly Field Dog Park just north of Paintbrush Park (3492 Meadows Blvd.) for the Dog Daze of Summer event! This new event will feature dog oriented activities and contests. Be sure to check out our June/July/August issue of Meadows Living for a detailed event itinerary.

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Music in The Meadows Join us this summer for our Music in the Meadows Concert Series! The concerts are free and will feature a variety of talented bands, local food trucks, and giveaways. Times: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: Free Location: Butterfield Park (3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr.)

June 8 – Boogie Machine

Boogie Machine was rated #3 on Denver’s A-List poll for best local bands in 2016. They play a variety of 70’s cover songs and they have been packing the dance floors for over 18 years! When it comes to party bands in Colorado, they ARE the party!

June 22 – Premium Diesel

Premium Diesel is one of Denver’s hottest country bands! Whether your idea of country is Johnny and June, Shania Twain, Mumford and Sons, or Florida Georgia Line, Premium Diesel revs up the party with high octane versions of songs from your favorite country artists.

July 13 – That 80’s Band

CBS named them as one of the top cover bands in Denver and others consider them one of the best 80’s cover bands in the country! This is a performance you definitely don’t want to miss!

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July 27 – Forever in Blue Jeans

Some of the best musicians in Denver came together to form a one of a kind Neil Diamond Tribute band, “Forever in Blue Jeans”. Forever in Blue Jeans creates an authentic Neil Diamond experience that’s sure to please by playing all the classic hits.


We have a new vendor providing swim lessons in The Meadows this summer! Join SafeSplash staff this summer in a fun learning environment and learn how to swim! Classes will be offered Monday through Thursday at The Grange from 8:30-10 am. To register for classes, call 303-799-1885 or register online at The classes are 30 minute classes with a maximum of six students per class. Cost per each class is $60/week. If you would like to continue progressing through the swim program in the winter months, you can join the lessons with the staff at SafeSplash in Lone Tree in their indoor heated pool. The SafeSplash teaching philosophy is based on four core components: • Progressive curriculum focused on water safety, swimming basics and the four core swimming strokes • SafeSplash Certified® instructors • The SafeSplash Match® - our commitment to match our teaching style to the needs of the student • Splash-N-Tell® The SafeSplash Curriculum Our curriculum consists of 11 unique teaching levels, each designed to teach a set of skills that build upon the skills taught in the prior level. This progressive teaching approach allows a student to learn to swim at a pace that is comfortable and individualized. It optimizes the pace of skill attainment and skill retention while creating a learning environment that is fun. For more information on our teaching levels go to and use the class level wizard and determine the appropriate level that is the right starting point for your student. The primary objective of each one of our class levels is as follows. All levels also include a focus on a specific set of safety skills that is appropriate for that level: • Parent-N-Me: Introductory class that encourages parent-child bonding, while teaching parents how to help kids become comfortable in the water. Parents are taught proper technique, holds and safety skills.

• Toddler Transition: Class for the independent toddler. Focus is on safety, listening skills and fun. • Level 1: Our introduction to water class. We build comfort and confidence in the pool and gain the student’s trust to extend to the rest of the curriculum. • Level 2A: Beginner level class focused on becoming proficient in the fundamental building blocks of swimming, including floating independently. • Level 2B: Independent swimmers find their niche in this class while working on swimming with a pop-up breath and safety skills. • Level 3: With a focus on side breathing, our swimmers begin to build basic swimming skills like freestyle and backstroke. • Level 4: Our proficient swimmers begin to refine freestyle and backstroke technique and learn basics of breaststroke. • Level 5: Swimmers will refine their technique in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. We introduce the fundamentals of butterfly and learn flip turns and diving. • Level 6: This class brings together all 4 competitive swimming strokes and refines starts, turns and diving. • Level 7: We refine the 4 competitive swimming strokes and begin to focus on distance while maintaining technique. • Level 8: Advanced swimmers will focus on distance and technique while building their confidence to compete on a recreational swim team. Competitive strokes are refined to USA swimming standards.


YOUR Clubs The Meadows Hiking Club

Mah Jong

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

There is a new club offered at The Grange! Come join us and learn to play Mah Jong (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 patternbased combinations or “hands.”


Dates: Every Tuesday Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock 80109 For more information, call Naarah Turpen 303-947-9640

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:

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.) 26

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.)


Second Fifties Ladies Club The Second Fifty Women’s 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, and state or 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+ Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) 2017 Annual Membership Fee: $25/person Pre-Registration is required for each month’s activity. Please call The Grange to reserve your spot. 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 May What’s not to love about flower pots spilling over with color? Planting your spring and summer pots is no time to be timid! Learn how much fun it is to be bold and

have the best looking flower pots on your block. Join us on May 11th to learn about overflowing flower pots, and after, we will plant flowers in The Grange facility flower pots. Please bring your own gardening gloves if you plan on staying after to help plant flowers. Date: May 11 Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80109) Cost: Free (Must be a Second Fifties Member) – Pre-Registration Required Registration Deadline: May 4 June An Afternoon with The First Ladies of Jazz The June program will take place on a Wednesday instead of Thursday at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Join Denver’s First Lady Mary Louise Lee for a swinging, sensuous tribute to the first ladies of jazz. From Ella and Billie to Etta, Sarah and Dinah, this performance will span the classic voices of jazz. Refreshments are provided as a part of your ticket, so please stay after the performance to talk with performers, reflect on what you saw, and enjoy social time. Special Note: Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold to The Grange. Please call 303-814-2358 to purchase your ticket by May 31st! After May 31st you will have to go directly through the Lone Tree Arts Center to purchase your ticket. We will plan to meet at The Grange at 12:45 pm and carpool to Lone Tree. Date: Wednesday, June 14 Time: 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm (Includes drive time and show time) Location: Lone Tree Arts Center (10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124) Cost: $18 Registration Deadline: May 31st



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Have you always wanted to show off your backyard? Have we got an event just for you! Sign-up now for The Meadows Neighborhood Backyard Bonus Tour! This will be an opportunity for you to showcase your backyard project that might include: wonderful landscapes, outdoor kitchen and living spaces, fire pits and more. Once you have signed up to participate, you will open up your backyard for a tour on July 22 from 9 am-1 pm. Guests will visit your backyard oasis to “oooooh” and “aaahhhh” over your yard transformations and be inspired by your creations using what nature has to offer. You can share your great experiences with contractors, types of products used, product pricing and perhaps the learning curves that were probably not always pleasant! For a successful event, we need about 12-15 hosts to participate that are willing to share their backyards with fellow residents/neighbors. Guests will enter your yard through the side gate, not through your home. The outdoor spaces host properties will be featured on our color map and on all social media to market the event. Your yard will be opened and the host will be available during the four hour time frame to answer attendee questions. It is not a structured question and answer per home, but four hours in which residents are invited to stop by all fifteen homes and get great backyard ideas for their next project. If you know of a neighbor that is perhaps too shy, or they do not think their backyard is “good enough” you as a resident can put their name in the hat and we will contact them to see if we can get them to participate in this fun event. If you are interested in participating, please email Alex Gormley to be placed on the participant list at agormley@, or if you have any questions you may call 720-476-4003. We will schedule a visit to photograph the area to be on the tour and feature information and details about your backyard project in the upcoming marketing of the event.


Take the Pain Out of Painting Classes May 16, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm June 17, 9:00 am-10:30 am Is it time to paint your house, or maybe you received a community standards notice that the paint on your home needs attention. Join us for a resident class called, “Taking the Pain Out of Painting!” The Meadows Neighborhood Company will present the Things You Should Know before You Paint, what we like to call “Taking the Pain Out of Painting” Seminar. This event is provided at NO Cost for Meadows residents. Join us May 16 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm or June 17 from 9:00 am-10:30 am. Please register on the www.Meadowslink. com the community website under programs tabs to save your spot. The Meadows Architectural Guidelines require that homeowners seek approval from the Architectural Review Committee prior to any exterior modification to your home. This seminar has been created to streamline the process of painting toward an easy approval. With the assistance of Paint Professionals, members of the Architectural Review Committee and staff, we promise to take the PAIN out of PAINTING. Please plan to join us. If you received a Friendly Reminder that painting is required, or if it is just time for a colorchange, then this event is for you. We will go through the Exterior Modification Application and the process for ARC approval one step at a time so that you can easily understand the process and could be days away from a newly approved paint color for your home! Staff will have available the original developer approved paint schemes at the time of construction, and to assist you with the new names of those same colors, for those who just want to repaint existing colors. The presentation will include review of modern applications to make the project easier, and discuss technology apps available to help you through the selection of colors… and as they say, “there is an app for that”. Color ID uses the iphone camera to determine color, and similarly, Color Grab is designed for the Android devices. There is also an app called Color Snap that is a registered application for Sherwin-Williams Paints, or Color On-TheFly is another option to help determine the existing color on your home. Let technology simplify the task. Color Sample Books will be made available for review during the session. The previously approved schemes have been updated to the current Sherwin-Williams shades. We will also show you how to access the color schemes online using the Sherwin-Williams website uniquely just for The Meadows Neighborhood. It is the latest technology to preview colors schemes without leaving the sofa. These are just a few ways we can make the process easier than ever. Tips on coordinating warm color selections that maintain community harmony with the featured finishes of the home like stone, brick, and stucco will be provided. Come and learn the process on how to receive Architectural Approval before you start your next painting project on your home!



New Homeowner Orientation Welcome to The Meadows! To all our new Neighbors, you are invited to a New Homeowner Orientation at The Grange on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 pm. Come learn more about your community in a quick and informal way. If you have any questions, please call Taft House at 720-476-4006.

With Spring… It’s time to aerate your lawn!! Aeration, or core cultivation, is standard lawn care. Aerating a lawn means supplying the soil with air, usually by poking holes in the ground throughout the lawn using an aerator. It reduces soil compaction and helps control thatch in lawns while helping water and fertilizer move into the root zone. A lawn can be aerated at any time the ground is not frozen, but should not be done when it is extremely hot and dry. Heavy traffic areas will require aeration more frequently. Aeration is most effective when actual cores or plugs of soil are pulled from the lawn. Holes should be two to three inches deep and no more than two to four inches apart. Lawns should be thoroughly watered the day before aerating so plugs can be pulled more deeply and easily. Mark all sprinkler heads, shallow irrigation lines and cable TV lines before aerating so those lines will not be damaged.

Water Wiser Do you want to be more water wise? Castle Rock Water has some ideas. Attend one of our Water Wiser workshops for some expert tips. Through hands-on demonstrations and displays, you’ll see how easy it is to use water more efficiently.

Disposing of the cores is a matter of personal choice. From a cultural perspective, there may be an advantage to allowing the cores to disintegrate and filter back down into the lawn. Mingling soil and thatch may hasten the natural decomposition of the thatch. The little f luffs of thatch and turf that remain can be collected and composted, and the cores can be broken up with a rake. Lawns may be fertilized and seeded immediately after aeration. There is no need to top dress lawns following aeration.

Learn how to detect water waste in your yard and home, and improve the efficiency of your irrigation system. After the workshop, you will earn a “Water Wiser” designation and be exempt from the every-thirdday watering schedule. Water Wiser is an important and beneficial conservation seminar that is offered at no cost. We will have two seminars available here in The Meadows at The Grange: Saturday March 25th from 9 am – noon and April 26th from 6 pm – 9 pm. Registration is required. You can register for this and other water saving workshops at http:// or email Learn more about the Town of Castle Rock Long-term Water Plan at . While ensuring the Town has a sustainable water supply for the future in an ongoing project, taking a proactive approach will help make that goal a reality. There are seven major pieces to Castle Rock Water’s long-term water plan. Learn more about how each piece fits into the overall water puzzle. • Conserve: Water Conservation • Groundwater: Maintaining our current supply • Import: Importing supplies • Local: Local renewable water treatment • Plan: Strategic long-term water planning • Plan to pay: Responsible finances • Storage: Storing supplies for the future


YOUR Community Coming to Downtown Castle Rock Riverwalk Riverwalk will be a vibrant and catalytic mixed-use development of residential, retail, and office space. Riverwalk is a residential re-development of two blocks of downtown Castle Rock. Bookending both sides of Sellars Gulch along Wilcox St. Riverwalk will maximize the resident and visitor’s experience by providing luxury amenities, only previously seen in downtown Denver developments. The developer’s goal is to attract young professionals to live and work in the Downtown Castle Rock area. Riverwalk will also help revitalize Downtown Castle Rock by abutting the Town’s $5 million investment in Festival Park. With the two new proposed developments just north of these two sites, Riverwalk will help redefine the heart of Downtown Castle Rock. The proposed Riverwalk development will consist of a mix of retail, office, and residential uses. In total, Riverwalk would provide downtown Castle Rock with 10,000 sf of ground level retail, 20,000 sf of commercial office space, and 228 residential apartment units. Parking would be accommodated one level below each building and at the street level, parked behind the retail sections. 328 parking spaces would be dedicated to residents, office users, and visitors as a part of the Riverwalk development. Go to www. for more details.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 26 Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Such drugs can also contaminate water supplies, if not disposed of correctly. That is why the Castle Rock Police Department joins the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take-Back Initiative. Bring unused pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines to the Castle Rock Police Department, 100 N. Perry St. The service is free and anonymous – no questions asked. Some items, however, will not be accepted, including: needles, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, liquid medicines, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, and illicit drugs. Date: April 26 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Address: Castle Rock Police Department 100 N. Perry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Contact Phone: 303-663-6100


Festival Park Re-imagined Festival Park is the heart of Downtown Castle Rock and is home to some of the community’s most treasured events. Soon, this central gathering space will be transformed into a vibrant urban center. This project was planned through a collaborative effort of residents, the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Merchants Association and the Town. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, a construction contract between the Town and M.A. Mortenson Company was approved by Town Council to redevelop Festival Park. The goals are to enhance the park, boost the success of the adjacent Downtown business district and create an active public gathering space for both work and relaxation. Throughout the planning process, the Town solicited input from the public to help re-image the park. The $6.9 million-parkimprovement project will include amenities such as a landing pavilion, splash pad, two firepits, an open lawn, a creek-side picnic area, market plaza, bridge connections to Town Hall parking, improved lighting and seating, an overlook walkway with an iconic lantern feature and a water-play area in Sellars Gulch. In addition to the amenities, storm water improvements along Sellars Gulch will be implemented to align with national f loodplain regulations and provide public access to the creek. It is also important to note, the park’s redesign will include a permanent partial closure of Second Street. Traffic will only be permitted to enter Second Street oneway from Perry Street and will be required to exit through the alley north. This will allow for both a pedestrian walkway and market plaza to be incorporated into the park. Construction is set to begin early 2017 and is planned to be completed by Starlighting. The Festival Park redesign project has multiple funding sources including the Conservation Trust Fund, the Parks and Recreation Capital Fund, the Town’s unobligated General Fund, the Town’s Storm water Account and the Downtown Development Authority’s TIF (tax increment financing).

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News You Can Use in the Meadows Community Association In this issue: April-May 2017 Board of Directors President Elaine Thomas Vice President Bod McCaslin Treasurer/Secretary Mathew Brisson Directors Dale Thomas Stacey Sullivan

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Everyday Neighbor From the Neighborhood Resource Center of Colorado/Good Neighbor Kit How do you keep the neighborly spirit alive between block parties and other special occasions? It’s a matter of keeping in touch and finding informal, spontaneous ways of getting together. Here are some ideas: • Find out who likes gardening and share tips and surplus veggies. • Start a neighborhood book club, sewing circle or bowling league. • Do an inventory of tools people are willing to lend out for seasonal yard work. • Distribute a list of neighbors who offer babysitting, dog-walking, house sitting, lawn care, snow shoveling, calligraphy, bike repair, music lessons, etc. • Pool your resources to hold a block yard sale. Donate your proceeds to a common cause or pay for a block party. • Start a block watch group with the local police. • Invite an expert in to teach CPR to everyone on the block. • Show the rest of the world your block unity by displaying the same holiday ribbons, yellow porch lights or the same welcome wreath. • Sponsor seasonal block beautification days: Rent a large dumpster for trash and large items that can be hauled off, plant flowers in common areas, share the cost of paint for touch-ups, rent yard equipment or share the cost of professional aeration. For more information, visit

Lawn Maintenance & Water Responsibility Colorado has a dry climate, which at times can present challenges to homeowners who want to be conservative in their use of natural resources, but also comply with the responsibility of maintaining their lawn, consistent with the rules in the Association’s Covenants. Several municipalities in the metro area have instituted or are considering water restriction programs, which are mandatory. Even the most stringent of these programs allow for the watering of lawns. According to most experts, less frequent watering can actually be good for the grass, creating a deeper and stronger root system. Aerating the soil and using a light, well balanced organic fertilizer Continued on page 33 32 JUNE-AUGUST 2016

Save the Dates • The April Board of Directors Meeting is Monday, April 17, 2017. The May Board of Directors Meeting is Monday, May 15, both from 6 pm-8 pm. Location: The Grange • The April Architectural Committee Meeting is Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The May Architectural Committee meeting is Tuesday, May 9, 2017, both are 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Location: The Grange • The next Communications Committee & Beautification Committee Meetings will be scheduled as needed and posted on the website for interested attendees. Location: The Grange • Additional meetings may occur as needed and will be posted on the website as scheduled.


Please register on our new website! 1. Navigate to the website address to the right of this sidebar. Click on Welcome ‘Visitor’ and select ‘Register’. 2. Enter your email address on the left side of the screen and click ‘Submit’. You do not need an account number or code to register. 3. If the owner’s email address is on file:

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with a regular watering schedule can keep a lawn in good condition and conserve water. All of us need to remember that the even in water restriction conditions that does not give us right to neglect our lawns. Neglect may save more water now, but will ultimately cost more in terms of replacing the lawn, and in the amount of water that a new lawn requires versus the amount to maintain an established lawn. Be water conscious, be conservative, and be smart. Water your lawn less frequently but with a deep-water method that is right for your type of irrigation. Watering the right amount at the right times will adequately water your lawn and maximize your water conservation efforts. For more information about your particular lawn and watering system, visit your local nursery or garden shop.

Water Conservation Tips Here are a few helpful tips for water conservation: • When cleaning leaves or other debris from your lawn, driveway, or sidewalk, use a broom or a rake instead of water from a hose. While outside, look for more ways to conserve water. • The soil in the Denver area is typically poor and clay-based, so before you plant anything, improve the soil and investigate what plants grow here. • For new lawns add at least three cubic yards of stable manure, compost or other organic material per 1,000 square feet and rototill to a six-inch depth. • Adjust lawn watering to the weather. Following a heavy rain, skip your regular watering day until the grass needs it. Know how to turn off your automatic sprinkler system until it is needed again. • Water flow can be controlled at the water outlet by the type of sprinkler used and by the size of the garden hose. More water is dispensed faster with a large diameter hose. Oscillating sprinklers are very inefficient. Sprinklers throwing large drops of water in a flat pattern are more effective than those with fine high sprays. • When watering near your sidewalks, driveways and patios, push a root feeder or water aerator into the soil twelve to sixteen inches from the concrete. Force the water jets down to a depth of four to six inches. When the grass raises up like a bubble, remove the sprinkler and repeat the operation twelve to sixteen inches further along the grass edge. • Be careful to water the landscape only, not streets, walks, and driveways. We already have plenty of concrete and don’t want to grow anymore. Not only is it a waste of water and money, but it is also difficult to take a pleasant stroll or to take the dog for a walk. Not everyone enjoys weaving in and out around sprinklers watering the sidewalks.

Recycling Tips To Consider and Facts To Know There are so many ways to reduce the amount of trash we generate. In the Meadows Community Association, weekly recycling is included in your assessments. The Board would like to see more participation in this valuable service and so here are some simple tips to help make recycling a part of your everyday life. Plastic bags. Many local supermarkets now recycle plastic shopping bags. Check with your local market to see if you can bring your bags back to them. Or use the plastic bags as trash can liners or “dog doo bags” when you walk your dog. Consider doing away with plastic bags altogether. Some supermarkets now offer a discount when you bring your own bag. What better incentive to start carrying your own! Keep a cloth tote bag in your car for when you need to run into the store for a few things. Paper. Donate old magazines to your dentist or doctor’s office. Instead of always buying, borrow a book from your local library. Use old envelopes to jot notes or grocery lists. Stop junk mail: To have your name removed from direct mailing lists, visit For tips on what to do with hard-to-recycle items, such as tennis shoes or DVDs, visit Recycling: Did You Know? • Of Americans, 95% practice recycling in either their home or office. • With every ton of newspaper we recycle, seventeen trees are saved. Continued on page 34


MCA Information A Friendly Reminder about Trash Day in the MCA You are a part of a beautiful, well maintained community that looks as good as it does because the homeowners have agreed to maintain their properties in accordance with the community Covenants. Community trash is picked up in the MCA on Tuesdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please remember to put your trash cans and containers out at the appropriate time on that day for pickup. Please also remember that your trash and recycling containers are not to be stored in front view of the home before or after pickup. Preferably, they are to be stored in your garage. However, storing trash cans behind your side fence out of public view is also acceptable. Trash cans that are out on any other day of the week are in violation of the Covenants and will be noted as such. Please click on Section 9.7 of the Master Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions for The Meadows Community Association, or contact your Community Manager.

• Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy required to produce new cans from virgin materials. • Recycling glass containers saves 9 gallons of fuel (oil) for every ton of recycled glass. • Americans use 100 million steel cans every day. Recycling steel cans saves 74% of the energy used to produce them from virgin steel materials. • Paper made from waste paper produces 73% less air pollution and uses 61% less water than producing paper from virgin timber. • The collection and recycling of paper provides 5 times more jobs than harvesting virgin timber. • That it takes only 26 plastic soft drink bottles to make one polyester suit. A few FYIs from your local Trash and Recycling service provider: • In total, 54.3 million tons of paper and paper board (cereal boxes, soda boxes, etc.) were recovered last year in the US. That’s approximately 360 pounds for every man, woman, and child in the country, up from 233 pounds per person in 1990. • The amount of paper being recovered far exceeds the amount sent to landfill sites. Every ton of paper that is recovered saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. • Enough paper was recovered for recycling last year to fill 130 Empire State Buildings. • More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product. • An aluminum can is thrown away today it will still be a can 500 years from now • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours...or the equivalent of a half-gallon of gasoline. • Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away!

Create a Meadows Community Association Website Account and Be In The Know! The major benefit of creating a Meadows Community Association website account is that you are immediately connected to the flow of information that affects you in your community. First and foremost, you’ll have immediate access to the important documents related to your community; the monthly newsletter is posted online; you can access your HOA account and pay your dues at your convenience. The community’s snow removal and trash service information is on the website and you’ll receive important email communications that directly affect you before you need it rather than after. Lastly, by going to electronic communications, you are contributing to one of your Board of Directors objectives of keeping association costs down by embracing paperless communications. What a Green idea. Get Connected: The Association has over 68% of the homeowners with an online account. To create an account, please follow the directions on the page 33 left sidebar in this newsletter.

Exciting Websites to Access: For the N. Meadows Extension visit: For the Meadows Event Calendar visit: For the Castle Rock Event Calendar visit: For the Douglas County Event Calendar visit: For the Castle Rock Outlets visit: Useful MCA Information Visit the following website for: Trash & Recycling Holiday Calendar for the MCA: 34 JUNE-AUGUST 2016


How to get a Pool Fob: The pool season is almost here! All MCA residents wanting to purchase a seasonal pool pass must complete a registration form and renew their key fob each and every year. MCA residents may purchase an annual pass only and fees for the passes are listed above. If there are more than two adults in a household, proof of residency may be requested. Pool registration for Meadows Community Association (MCA) will begin on Monday, May 1, and will continue throughout the pool season at The Grange or Taft House during normal business hours. We highly recommend you complete a registration form which can be downloaded from www. prior to coming in. We will continue using the barcoded key fobs given to each and every MCA resident that purchased seasonal pool pass holders for pool admission each and every time you visit the pool. The key fob will be tied to each individual by registration information, as well as by picture. For your convenience we’ve set aside some dates when extra staff will be on hand to expedite the process of entering family information and taking photos. Return the appropriate forms to us (which can be found on, during normal business hours or during one of the extended facility hours designated Pool Registration Days listed below: Extended hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 pm-8 pm beginning May 1st thru May 24, and Saturdays from 10 am-5 pm.

MCA Pool Pass Information THE GRANGE POOLS 2017 SEASON POOL PASSES May 27 - September 4 Pool Hours: 10 am - 8 pm MCA Pool Pass Information for residents living within The Meadows Community Association Area (Filings 1-9) MCA Pool Pass Fees 2017-2018 Youth Pass (3-17) $ 95 Adult Pass (18+) $ 110 Senior (62+) $ 95 Family Pass $ 320 up to four household members, additional person $40 for a maximum of 7 per family living in the household. (must provide proof of residency at the MCA address.)

Pool passes will be good for both MNC locations, The Grange and Taft House. Caregiver passes are available for sale for $25 for the entire 2017 season. A caregiver pass is for the babysitter, or person that is providing care for individuals in the household ages 0-11, or for an individual with demonstrated need for an adult to accompany them to the pool. One caregiver pass allowed per MCA household. Caregiver passes cannot be used when accompanying adult household members, a guest pass must be used/guest fee paid for the visit. Caregiver may not be the primary or secondary resident as listed on the Member information form, or be a Member of the common household group. Caregivers may not bring their own guests, or swap households with another resident to avoid purchasing a seasonal adult pass. Caregiver passes are not available for residents providing in-home child care or for daycare centers/providers. Checks, money orders, Visa, and MasterCard accepted at The Grange or Taft House with identification. Guest passes for MCA guests $7.00 each limited to 10 total guest passes per MCA household per season. No discounted passes available to MCA residents. Pool passes will be nonrefundable and non-transferable.


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• 2,945 Square feet on Main Level with a 70% finished Walk-out basement

• 4 Bedroom plus a loft and Main Floor Study

2272 Square Feet, 3 bedroom 3 bath

2749 Square feet 3 bed, 3 bath Modern Ranch

• 4 bedroom, 3.5 Bath

• 7435 Cameron Drive


• .550 Acre. • Close to Bear Dance



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