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Table of Contents YOUR Neighborhood | 4 Assessment Payment Info
Music in the Meadows
Board of Governors Meetings at the Grange Don’t forget to download The Meadows App! Got Trash? New Coupon Books The Grange and Taft House Rental Information All About Trash Pool Hours for this Season Pools are Open! Meadows Neighborhood Rules and Policies Lending Libraries
YOUR Events and Leisure Guide | 13 Youth Classes Terrific Tuesday Patio & Small Space Gardening How to Grow Worms Parent-Child Animal Cupcakes Kids Ballet Classes Week-long Camps Adult Classes June Cake Decorating American Red Cross CPR Pallet Classes Health and Fitness Weekly Yoga Zumba Guided Meditation SPECIAL EVENTS!
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WHO TO CALL…
The Meadows Hiking Club Mah Jongg Bunco 6202 Cycling Club Bridge Group at The Grange Playgroup at The Grange Second Fifties Ladies Club
The Grange........................................ 303-814-2358 Taft House/MNC Admin Office.......720-476-4006 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 Clear Sky Elementary.......................303-387-5900
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Meadow View Elementary..............303-387-5425
Frequently Asked Questions Meadows Parking Restrictions New Homeowner Orientation Join us for Taking the Pain Out of Painting Maintaining “The Meadows” in The Meadows Beautiful Yards in The Meadows
4th of July Red, White, and You Patriotic Parade & Festival
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Electric – IREA...................................303-688-3100
Pool Bash Party The Meadows Community Garage Sale Music in The Meadows Dog Daze of Summer
Blood Drive at The Grange Flick ‘n Float Movie in the Park Food Truck Frenzy Doggie Dive Summer Sipper Soiree We Need Volunteers
Western Heritage Welcome Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Pedal the Moon Downtown After 5 Rotary Ducky Derby and Street Festival Fun in the Sun WineFest
The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd SPRING/SUMMER M-Th 9:00 am-5:00 pm Fri 9:00 am-4:00 pm Sat 10:00 am-5:00 pm Sun-Closed
Taft House 3570 Celestial Ave M-F 8:30 am-5:00 pm Closed Sat & Sun
Soaring Hawk Elementary...............303-387-5825 CR Middle School.............................303-387-1300 Castle View High School..................303-387-9000
Gas – Black Hills.............................. 888-890-5554 Water and Sewer .............................303-660-1373 Town of Castle Rock Castle Rock Motor Vehicle.............. 303-660-7440
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This newsletter is delivered to all homeowners in the Meadows Neighborhood Company five times a year. This newsletter is also distributed to surrounding businesses and office complexes. You have received this publication because your HOA believes you take pride in your home environment and community. This newsletter provides you with HOA information and home product advertising that enhances your home comfort and increases the value of your home. We are always interested in your comments or suggestions. While efforts to ensure accuracy are exercised, the publisher assumes no liability for the information contained in either editorial or advertising content. The Meadows Neighborhood Company does not endorse any commercial products or information that may be advertised in the newsletter.
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Neighborly News Assessment Payment Info As of July 1, 2017, assessment payments for all homes in The MNC are $205 and are due quarterly. Residents in Upland Park, Tyler Park and Stewart Park have an additional alleyway assessment of $49 due quarterly. In some circumstances, depending on the lot location, residents in Tyler Park and Stewart Park have an additional shared driveway assessment of $45 due quarterly. Residents in Morgans Run, New Haven and The Villas at Stewart Park 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 www.Meadowslink.com, download the ACH form, complete and submit with a voided check to have your assessments withdrawn on the fifth of each quarter the assessment is due, or you can pay by credit card ($11 fee for credit card payment through the website) • 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 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? Come to a meeting at Taft House. Homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Most Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month and in order to accommodate different homeowner schedules, there are both afternoon and evening meeting times. The schedule for the Board of Governors upcoming meetings are: June 1 July 13 August 3
2 pm 2 pm 2 pm
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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 the MNC at 720-476-4006. Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on Meadowslink.com in the Document Section.
MNC Board of Governors Joe Knopinski Charlotte Jensen Fonda Hamilton Kelsy Rooney Don Jensen
President Vice President/Treasurer Secretary Member at Large Member at Large
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2017 District Delegates Donna Coto Royce Fisk Gordon Rollins Jeff Powles Michael Liimatainen Jennifer Waiton Rita Ruderman
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The Grange Summer 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
MNC OFFICE HOURS: 4th of July Grange Open 10 am-5 pm, Taft House Closed Labor Day, Grange Open 10 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 email@example.com 303-814-3952 Brandon Perko Community Standards Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 720-476-4006 Terri Swearingen Community Relations Coordinator email@example.com 720-476-4003 Kent Krause Recreation Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org 303-814-3953 Taylor Brown Assistant Recreation Coordinator email@example.com 303-468-5212
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Neighborly News GOT TRASH? The Board of Governors just approved a new contract with Waste Management for continuation of our trash services here in The Meadows Neighborhood Company. However, in order to maintain the competitive pricing, there are some changes coming that will take all of our efforts to assist Waste Managementâ€™s efficiency in trash collection by utilizing all the fully mechanized, current automatic collection capabilities. One of the big changes is all the trash must be contained in a Waste Management provided trash cart to allow the truck to pick up the can and collect the garbage with its mechanized arms, which will no longer require the driver to get out at every house to load up all the trash that is on the curb. Additional bags, and boxes full of trash curbside will not be available for pickup. Customers who have already purchased 2nd trash or recycle carts may continue to use them at no charge, but no refunds will be issued on the previously purchased equipment. If you need more than 2 trash carts, or 2 recycling carts, there will be a fee for any additional carts that is needed at a property. There will be a special leaf and yard waste pick-up offered in the Spring during leaf season, where 10 bags of leaf/yard waste will be picked up curbside. There will also be a spring yard waste pick-up offered the first Friday of every June which will allow for 10 bags of yard waste curbside. Otherwise, all leaf and yard waste must be disposed of in the carts. To provide for this new efficiency, Waste Management is now offering a second cart for trash and/or recycling for every home in The Meadows free of charge, just call us at 720-476-4003 to have an additional cart delivered to your property. Cardboard boxes will still be picked up, but they must be flattened, and set next to your cart on either regular trash day or recycling day. Service will remain on Friday. Any missed pickups reported on Friday prior to close of business, shall be collected on Saturday. All changes will be transitioned by April of 2018, but we ask for your assistance now to help us become more efficient, order your additional carts, and start placing all trash inside the carts for pickup. If you have any questions, please contact us at 720-476-4006.
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New Coupon Books to be delivered in June for 2017-2018 Assessment payments; 2017-2018 Budget Approved The Annual District Delegate meeting was held on May 4, 2017, with the first agenda item being approving the 2017-2018 Meadows Neighborhood budget. As of July 1, the master Association assessments will not increase, and will remain at $205/quarter. Tyler and Stewart Park Alleyway assessments are increasing to $49/ quarter, and Tyler Park Shared Driveway assessments are increasing to $45/quarter and Stewart Park Shared Driveway assessments are $65/quarter. There were four candidates that ran for the one Board of Governors seat. A big thank you to Larry Canapa, Brian Wegert, Kristina Scott and Don Jensen. The District Delegates re-elected incumbent, Don Jensen to serve another term from 2017-2019. Building community leadership is so important for the future of this community, and we encourage all residents that are interested in volunteering your time and expertise. We are currently planning the process for developer transition to homeowner control which is to occur by 2020 due to the parameters stated in the Community Declaration.
2017-2018 Approved Budget INCOME Homeowner Assessments Working Capital Builder Assessments Sponsorship/Event Income Fees/Interest/Fines Legal Collections Reimbursement Miscellaneous Income Newsletter Programming Income Rental Income Pool Income Bad Debt
$ 3,656,175 $ 23,985 $ 271,277 $ 133,500 $ 115,620 $ 34,000 $ 48,000 $ 30,000 $ 38,000 $ 46,000 $ 65,000 $ -24,000
EXPENSES Management and Admin Bad Debt Personnel & Overhead Common Area Utilities Facilities Pool Facilities Community Programs & Events Reserve Funds Capital Fund/Working Capital
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
365,200 15,200 620,000 787,400 1,190,300 108,600 351,971 222,600 340,000 436,286
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The Grange and Taft House Rental Information The Grange offers a beautiful, affordable venue for your wedding, birthday party, or private event up to 125 people. If you are looking for an intimate, rustic setting, look no further! The Taft House is a smaller meeting space that is great for smaller events up to 25 people. Please visit www.meadowslink.com for all of our rental information including fees, policies, and procedures or call 303-814-2358 for more information.
GRANGE RENTAL INFO Meadows Neighborhood Company Residents Meadows Community Association Residents Non-Profit Community Use Non-Resident Use Business Use Grange Rental
FEE $65-$125/hour $85-$160/hour $85/hour $225/hour $225/hour Deposit $500
TAFT HOUSE RENTAL INFO $50/hour Damage Deposit $250
All About Trash Just a reminder that trash collection is every Friday and recycling is every other Friday. For a calendar on pickups, see our website. If you are setting up service for the first time, we make it easy, just visit www. meadowslink.com. 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 www.wm.com. The site is very user-friendly and provides 24/7 access. If your pickup was inadvertently missed, or to request a bulk pickup, please call 303-797-1600, or you can report a missed pickup at www.wm.com Under the Customer Service tab click the Report service issue or submit request.
Pool Hours for this Season Grange Pools Daily
10 am-8 pm
Lap Swimming, M, W, F, Sat
8 am-10 am
Taft Pool Hours Thru August 6 daily
10 am- 8 pm
August 7-September 4 Monday through Friday 3:30-7 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am-8 pm Note: Bubble Pit running daily from 10 am-2 pm, 3 pm-6 pm, weather permitting.
Please leash up and clean up after your pet! Thank you!
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POOLS ARE OPEN!
Does Everyone Need a Pool Pass? It is pool season! The MNC pools are open 10 am-8 pm until August 6. Beginning August 7, Taft House pool will only be open Monday - Friday 3:30-7 pm, and weekends 10 am-8 pm through September 4. Grange pools will remain open 10 am-8 pm daily through September 4. Depending on our weather we may extend the swim season for a couple more weekends, watch social media for details as the time comes. There are two dates the pools will close early due to a special event at the pool. The Grange will close on July 28 at 6 pm for the Adult Luau. August 11, Taft House pool will close at 7 pm for the Flick ‘n Float Movie, as the Disney movie, Moana will be shown. We hope that you register for one or both of these special events. More details on these events are listed on page 20 & 22 of this newsletter. 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 www.meadowslink.com 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. 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.
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New MNC Homeowner or Resident without a FOB If you are a new Meadows Neighborhood homeowner, 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 Meadowslink.com. 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. 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 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 smartphone to scan the fobs to get into the pool! The cost for misplaced key fobs are $10/fob, or if the entire family has lost their fobs and you need them replaced, the fee is $25. Pool Closures Please be aware that the pool facilities may be closed due to inclement weather, lightning or special events. Please watch Facebook for up-to-date posts on pool closures due to weather or lightning, as these type of temporary closures are typical during the summer in Colorado. As a reminder, the following will result in loss or suspension of swim privileges: • Homeowner association assessment balance is not current • Failure to comply with any policies or procedures of The MNC including, but not limited to, The MNC Pool Facility Rules • Misuse of pool facility and/or equipment
Meadows Neighborhood Rules and Policies Did you know the Board of Governors has adopted rules and policies to help govern how the community is operated? It includes items such as animal nuisances, architectural control process, fine process, how to submit an architectural application to paint your home, and when your privileges can be suspended and you not be allowed to utilize the community amenities, and much more information that all residents should be knowledgeable of when living in The Meadows. To find the guide in its entirety, go to www.Meadowslink.com, MNC Info tab, Document Center, and then All MNC Rules and Policies. If residents are experiencing excessively barking dogs, dogs off leash, roaming cats and other animal nuisances, you report the issue to the Town at 303-663-6100 or you can go online at www.crgov. com and click the link, â€œreport a concernâ€?. With it being summer, the recreational vehicles will be out and about, just remember they are not allowed to be parked at your home for more than 24 hours in a 7 day period. They are permitted to be driven to your home to load and unload only, and should never spend the night on the neighborhood street. If your recreational vehicle is sited on the street for more than 24 hours in a 7 day period, you will be given one notice, after that, each and every time it is seen within the next year, parked on the street in the neighborhood, you are given a fine automatically to your account, there is no cure period and you are considered a repeat offender, and so the escalated habitual/repeat offender fines apply. You will have the right to appeal the fines, but if staff has photographic evidence that your recreational vehicle is a frequent visitor and you exceed the amount of time it is to be in the neighborhood, it is highly unlikely the fines will be waived. The pool rules are also listed in the guide. Safety breaks are usually taken on the hour, every hour, for 15 minutes, so that restroom breaks, reapplication of sunscreen, and rehydration occur. The following will result in the 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 all the pool facility rules, misuse of pool facility and/or equipment, harassment of other users or MNC personnel, or obstructing lifeguarding personnel from completing job requirements. Another pool rule that is often unknown, is that flotation devices are not permitted at The MNC pools, such as water wings, rafts, or swimsuits with built in flotation rings or devices incapable of self-correction of buoyancy are not allowed. Be sure to check out the entire guide, all about vehicle parking, what is acceptable and what to avoid. If you have any questions, you can always call staff at 720-476-4006.
Lending Libraries are Installed at Taft House and Grange as a Boy Scout Eagle Project Zach Polson, a Meadows Neighborhood resident, and Castle View High School Sophomore, and member of Boy Scout Troop #86, has successfully installed a free Little Library at The Grange and Taft House. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share, and it is all on the honor system. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community, and we are hopeful they are used often so that we can add more in the future. The libraries are both registered with the Little Free Library, and there are over 50,000 registered Little Free Library book exchanges in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 countries around the world. You can donate books to the Little Free Libraries as well, they just have to be able to fit into the little house to be protected from the weather. Zach also installed raptor perches in two different areas within the community for our large raptors to perch and enjoy our community as well. Thank you Zach for all your hard work to make these projects come to fruition!
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 www.Meadowslink.com under the events and programs tab. Call Taylor Brown at 303-468-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your next party.
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To register for Classes and Programs To register for any class or program, either stop into The Grange, call us at 303-814-2358 or go to www.Meadowslink.com under the Events and Programs tab, then click Register for Classes and Activities Cancellation Policy Registrations can be cancelled by contacting The Grange at least one week prior to the start of the scheduled program or class. Registrants are entitled to a full refund less a 15% processing fee (minimum $5 cancellation fee). Registrations cancelled less than one week prior to the start of the programs, classes and activities are not refundable. Eligible refunds will be issued within 30 days of the request to cancel. Special Notes Please register for all classes and programs by the registration deadline date. Now that the MNC has two amenities, classes will be offered at The Grange and the Taft House. Please pay special attention to the location under each program description. MNC Addresses: The Grange- 3692 Meadows Boulevard, Castle Rock, 303-814-2358 Taft House- 3570 Celestial Avenue, Castle Rock, 720-476-4006 If you have a special talent or skill and you would like to teach a class or if there is a program that you would like to see us offer then please contact Tbrown@meadowslink.com to submit a class suggestion/ idea, or your resume to teach a class.
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. Time 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mr. Cliff is taking a break in the summer months, we will see you back in September! Cost: FREE (Pre-registration is required) Age Requirement: All ages welcome! Location: Grange
Date: June 17 Time: 9:00 am-10:30 am Cost: $35 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per child) Registration Deadline: June 10 Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Location: Taft House Special Notes: The class is designed for parents/guardians to attend the class with their child/children. At least one parent/guardian needs to 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. If the parent wishes to take home their own patio pot, they will also need to pay and register for their spot. HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN WORMS! YES, WORMS AKA VERMICULTURE! N EW In this class we will make worm houses you can take home! WHY? Growing earthworms is fun! Worm compost is a great fertilizer for all of your garden plants. It’s super easy (and clean) to keep the worms in a snug container that fits in any corner of your garage, basement or any room with a corner of cool darkness like a closet. You and your kiddo will learn how to maintain the worms so you can feed your garden plants. All materials will be provided.
Date September 6
PATIO & SMALL SPACE GARDENING – N EW PARENT- CHILD CLASS Come to this FUN HANDS-ON class to learn how to grow potatoes in a good looking patio pot. (No big truck tires or ugly garbage cans!) Pots, soil and seed potatoes will be provided. Bring gardening gloves and a small spade if you have them. We will plant potatoes that you and your kiddo can harvest this summer! More kid-friendly ideas for delicious and fun veggie gardening tips for every size space will also be given. This class is for all levels, whether a new beginner or you are already gardening. Kids that learn to grow food, eat more veggies and develop healthier habits for life!
Date: July 15 Time: 9:00 am-10:30 am Cost: $35 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per child) Registration Deadline: July 8 Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Location: Taft House Special Note: The class is designed for parents/guardians to attend the class with their child/children. At least one parent/guardian needs to 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. If the parent wishes to take home their own patio pot, they will also need to pay and register for their spot.
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!
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 2nd, 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 attend 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: Grange
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! 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 senses 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 – Minute 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”.
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Youth Classes PARENT-CHILD ANIMALS CUPCAKES Learn how to make these adorable woodland forest animals and bugs. We will cover how to create their features using simple tools and round and oval cutters. You will learn how to properly handle and store fondant. We will cover how to make edible “glue” to attach their features and bring these creatures to life. This is a perfect class for the beginner who wants to learn about fondant. Each participant will be able to bring their creature home on cupcakes to enjoy at home. Date: August 19 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $20 Resident/$25 Non-Resident (per person) Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: August 11 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. 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! DISCOVER SCUBA Discover Scuba Diving lets you experience the fun of scuba diving without becoming certified. This FREE course offered by Planet Scuba, provides you with a brief introduction to diving’s basic skills and an actual dive in The Grange Pool! All equipment is provided for the class. Just register, show up in swim attire and be ready to have fun! Date: July 15 Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am Cost: FREE (Must have a current season pool pass) (Pre-registration is required) Registration Deadline: July 8 Age Requirement: 10+ (Kids 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult of 18+) Location: Grange Pool 16
MAD SCIENCE CAMP Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on 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
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. 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
WEEK-LONG CAMPS 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 LEGO® 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 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. 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!
KIDS BALLET CLASSES N EW In our Once Upon A Ballet classes, children learn their first ballet steps through fairy tales. Children will learn proper ballet technique and vocabulary while their dance activities take them through the story, allowing them to be part of the fairytale. They will explore movement and develop rhythm, balance, flexibility, coordination, and creativity. Classes are taught by American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, Ashley Smith. First time students will receive a free leotard for the class. Students will also be asked to wear ballet tights and ballet shoes. 3-4 Year-Old Ballet Date: Mondays, August 28th, September 11, 18, 28 (No class on September 4th due to Labor Day) Time: 10:00 am-10:45 am Age Requirement: 3-4 Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (Month-long Course) Registration Deadline: August 21 Location: Taft House 5-6 Year-Old Ballet Date: Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 5:15 pm-6:00 pm Age Requirement: 5-6 Cost: : $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (Month-long Course) Registration Deadline: August 30 Location: Taft House
Adult Classes 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
Date: August 5 and 6 (Two-day course) Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $120 Resident/$130 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: July 29 Age Requirement: 11-15 Location: Taft House
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Adult Classes 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.
RUSTIC BRONCOS SIGN CLASS Date: September 14 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: See below for board sizes Board Size: 12” X 15” $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Board Size: 15” X 21” $53 Resident/$58 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: September 7 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange
Date: September 23 Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $70 Resident/$80 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: September 16 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House
Leave all the hard work of cutting, sanding, and nailing to the instructor. Come and paint with us for these fun custom pallet boards. Register for one class or for all and learn to use chalk paint, stenciling with vinyl and playing with different brushes. All supplies are included in registration. Please see each class below for specific dates, times, and board options. The pictures are just examples of what colors you can choose. Multiple colors will be available the night of the class for you to customize your own. “BELIEVE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD” WOOD SIGN CLASS Date: August 31 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: Board Size 14” X14” $50 Resident/$55 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: August 24 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange
COLORADO FLAG CLASS Date: September 23 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: See below for board sizes Board Size: 12” X 15” $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Board Size: 15” X 21” $53 Resident/$58 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: September 16 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange
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 breath-linked movement to improve coordination and balance and increase range of motion and flexibility. It is an essential component of any cross-training fitness plan when you are striving for that “one extra degree.” Dates: Tuesdays June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: : $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) (July $30 Resident/$35 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. 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: Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) Registration Deadline: July 26, August 30 Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month long class
N EW GUIDED MEDITATION: HOW TO LIVE MORE FULFILLED If you are looking for more peace, fulfillment, and happiness in your life then join us in learning to meditate through guided meditation. Students will learn techniques that will guide them to find their life’s purpose and greater fulfillment in their current life. This class is for all levels from beginner to advanced mediators. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Dates: Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident (Total for four-week course) Registration Deadline: August 29 Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class. Please bring your own yoga mat. 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 8:30 am-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 Special Note: Must have a current season pool pass 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)
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Pool Bash Party
Join us at The Grange pools for a family-friendly 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 â€“ 7:00 pm Cost: Free (Participants must have a pool pass) Location: Grange Pools (3692 Meadows Blvd.)
The Meadows Community Garage Sale 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 a community garage sale. Happy Shopping! Date: June 10 Location: The Meadows Neighborhood Special Note: Please mark your calendars because the next community garage sale will be on September 30.
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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!
July 27 – Forever in Blue Jeans
Some of the best musicians in Denver came together to form a one-of-akind 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.
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Dog Daze of Summer
Bring your dog and join us at the Wiggly Field Dog Park in The Meadows for this fun event. There will be dog related freebies handed out, dogs available for adoption by the Douglas County Canine Rescue, a photo booth so you can get a fun family picture with your dog, face painting, and various contests/prizes. Participants can sign up at the event to enter the various contests and there is a list of contest times below. Please register at least 15 minutes prior to each contest. For additional contest information please visit our website at www.meadowslink.com. --- Contest Descriptions & Times --6:20 pm – Dog with Best Costume 6:40 pm – Dog That Looks Most Like Owner 7:00 pm – Best Trick Contest 7:20 pm – Prizes for Biggest & Smallest Dog 7:40 pm – Agility Course Contest Date: June 15 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Cost: Free Location: Wiggly Field Dog Park which is just to the north of Paintbrush Park and across the street from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (3492 Meadows Blvd.)
Adult Luau! Join us at The Grange Pool for an adult luau party! We will have a live Polynesian Band, hula dancers and a fire show. Come in your best Hawaiian attire and be ready to have some fun! The price of admission includes entry to the event, food, and unlimited alcoholic beverages. Be sure to sign up early because pre-registration is required and space is limited. Date: July 28 Time: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Cost: $30 Residents/$35 Non-Residents Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: July 21 Location: Grange Pool (3692 Meadows Blvd.) Special Note: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age.
4th of July Red, White, and You Patriotic Parade & Festival Join us at Bison Park on Tuesday, July 4th to celebrate the nation’s birthday! All residents are encouraged to participate in this year’s parade by decorating their bicycles, wagons, or strollers in preparation for the annual parade. We want all of you joining Uncle Sam as we parade the park. This fun, familyfriendly event continues with music, concessions, inflatable rides, trackless trains and activities for all the family to enjoy. Visit www.MeadowsLink.com for additional details. The parade will begin at 11:15 am. Date: July 4 Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm (Parade starts at 11:15 am) Cost: FREE Age Requirement: All Ages Welcome Location: Bison Park (1390 Clear Sky Way)
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Blood Drive at The Grange The Children’s Hospital Colorado is bringing their mobile blood drive to The Grange and we need to know, can we count you in? Every year at Children’s Hospital Colorado, 8,000 units of blood products are transfused into sick and injured infants, children and teens. Without this blood, many of the lifesaving procedures performed at Children’s Hospital Colorado would not be possible. Blood donation does not cost money and requires little time. It does, however, make a big difference. If you are interested in participating, please visit www.MeadowsLink.com and click on the Events and Programs tab at the top of the page and then click on the Blood Drive drop-down tab. Then read the eligibility requirements and if you qualify you can sign up online.
Date: August 11 Time: Timeslots available 8:30 am-12:15 pm Registration: Please sign up on www.meadowslink.com Registration Deadline: Please try to sign up as soon as possible and at least a week prior to the blood drive to ensure we get all of the spots filled. Location: Grange Parking Lot (3692 Meadows Blvd.) Special Note: Please bring your driver’s license to your appointment.
Relax to the movie Moana (Rated PG) at the Taft House Pool. This is ultimate SUMMER FUN! Pool noodles will be available to use for the movie. Personal pool tubes or rafts will not be allowed. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the concession stands. Must pre-register due to limited space! Date: August 11 Time: The movie will begin at sunset (Approximately 8:30) Admittance will begin at 8:00 pm. Cost: $5 per person, this event is for residents who have a current season pool pass. Residents may bring non-resident guests. Registration Deadline: August 4 - Please remember spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Sign up early because space is limited! Location: Taft House Pool (3570 Celestial Ave.)
Movie in the Park
Pack a blanket or lawn chairs and join us for an outdoor movie night at Paintbrush Park behind The Grange. We will be showing The Lego Batman Movie (Rated PG). Batman will be at the park before the movie starts to greet the kids and pose for pictures (approximately 7:15 pm-8:00 pm). Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and we will have free popcorn available. The movie will begin approximately at sunset. Date: August 19 Time: The movie will begin at sunset Cost: FREE Age Requirement: All Ages Welcome Location: Paintbrush Park (3492 Meadows Blvd.) CASTLE ROCK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
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Food Truck Frenzy
Come hungry and join us behind The Grange for dinner and entertainment for the whole family at this fun new event! We will be bringing in several of the Front Rangeâ€™s finest food trucks. The entire event is free but we encourage participants to visit the food trucks to purchase dinner. We heard your requests from last year and we will have even more food trucks this year. We will also be having live music by the country band Buckstein as well as inflatable rides for the kids. Admission to attend the event is free but the food trucks will be charging for dinner and their prices vary. Please visit www.meadowslink.com and go under the Events & Programs tab at the top of the page for more information and to see which food trucks will be attending. Date: August 26 Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Cost: Admission to the event is FREE â€“ Food truck menu items vary in price Ages: All ages welcome Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)
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Summer is coming to an end and the pools are officially closed for the year. To humans that is… Bring your dog and join us at the Grange pools for our Doggie Dive event! No humans are allowed in the pools but your dog is free to swim and play to their hearts’ content. This event is free to the public but you must be a Meadows resident and have a season pool pass to attend. Participants will need to bring their pool key FOB’s to get in. Date: September 9 Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm Cost: FREE (Must be Meadows resident with a season pool pass to attend) Ages: All ages welcome Location: Taft House Pool (3570 Celestial Ave.) Special Note: Participants must bring their pool key FOB’s for admission
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 email@example.com for more information.
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YOUR Clubs THE MEADOWS HIKING CLUB
The purpose of The Meadows Hiking Club is to provide an opportunity for those interested in hiking to meet other hikers on a regular basis and experience a variety of different hikes. Our hiking experience will range from less strenuous evening hikes (Thursdays) to more aggressive and difficult hikes (Saturdays) up some of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. If you have questions or would like to join you may e-mail RickNolan at rick.nolan48@ yahoo.com.
Come join us and learn to play Mah Jongg (Mahjong, Mjiang)Regardless of the spelling, it is a four-player Chinese tile game of skill and strategy similar to Rummy. The object is to be the first player to complete a valid hand of 14 tiles. Players do this by assembling tiles into one of many pattern-based combinations or “hands.” Dates: Every Tuesday Times: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 80109 Special Note: Mah Jongg will have a different location in June and July due to a summer program at The Grange. Please contact Naahrah Turpen to confirm the summer location. For more information, call Naarah Turpen 303-947-9640
There is a new club offered at The Grange! On the third Friday of every month we will offer Bunco. As it is played today, bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. Each attendee is asked to bring a snack or drink to share. You must reserve your spot ahead of time with Diana Fabia at 209-6073064. Dates: The third Friday of every month Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 80109
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: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) 28
6202 Cycling was formed in December 2005, by a group of Castle Rock-based cyclists who wanted to share their love of bicycling and their community. 6202 Cycling welcomes bicyclists of all styles – casual riders, racers, mountain and road cyclists, men, women and families. Club members participated in several organized local and regional rides including Elephant Rock, Triple Bypass, and the Courage Classic. 6202 Cycling is a member of the League of American Cyclists, a non-profit membership organization which promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education. More information can be found on the club website: www.6202cycling.org
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-12:00 pm Location: 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, state and are interested in meeting other women like themselves, are invited to attend. Please see below the activity schedule for each month. There will be a $25 membership fee due at the first time of registration. The membership will last for 2017. Each month will have a different activity and fees may vary. Ages: 50+ Dates: Typically the second Thursday of each month. Times: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm – Some months may vary on date and time depending on the activity. Please see each activity description for specific information. Location: 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. 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 303814-2358 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 31
August 9 Highlands Ranch Mansion In August we will plan to tour the more than 120-year-old building, known as the Highlands Ranch Mansion. We will tour the facility and learn about the history and the mansion families that used to live there. Please plan to meet us at The Grange at 11:30 am and we will carpool to Highlands Ranch. If you would like to meet us at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, the tour will begin at 12:00 pm. Please pre-register so I can give a headcount to the mansion. Date: August 3 (First Thursday of the Month) Time: 11:30 pm-2:00 pm Cost: FREE Registration Deadline: August 27 Location: Highlands Ranch Mansion 9950 E Gateway Rd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. We will plan to meet at The Grange at 11:30 pm and carpool to the Highlands Ranch Mansion. September 14 Cake Decorating Join us in September for a cake decorating lesson taught by Lu Ann Brown, a certified cake decorating instructor. Lu Ann will show you how to prep, color, handle and store fondant. We will cover how to use cutters and tools to create beautiful flowers to decorate your cupcakes. This class is great for all levels. All of the cupcakes, fondant and tools will be provided. Participants will get to keep their creations to enjoy at home. Date: September 14 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $15 Registration Deadline: September 7 Location: The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 80109
July 13 Make Your Own Jewelry This month we will make memory wire bracelets. We will use a variety of beads and colors so you can customize your bracelet for your own style. All supplies will be included. Please pre-register by July 6th so the instructor knows how many supplies to provide. The picture is just an example of what can be made. Date: July 13 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $25 Registration Deadline: July 6 Location: The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 80109
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Home & Garden Frequently Asked Questions
Meadows Parking Restrictions It is that time of year when our thoughts turn to enjoying the great outdoors with our kids and campers. So let us review one of the Meadows Parking Restrictions that is most frequently asked about. Q: Can I park my RV in the street or my driveway all summer if I plan to use it every weekend? Even if we change the question to be, can I park my spare house in the street when I’m not using it? A: The short answer is NO. You have 24 hours in a 7 day period to load/unload your RV and get out of the neighborhood. No portion of the Neighborhood Company Area, including, but not limited to, the streets, driveways, or fire lanes, unless specifically designated by the MNC, shall be used as a parking, storage, display or accommodation area for any type of house trailers, camping trailers, boat trailers, hauling trailers, boat or boat accessories, trucks larger than three-quarter (3/4) ton, any truck with a topper that extends above the height of the cab of the truck, golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, or recreational vehicle or equipment (collectively “recreational vehicles”), except as a temporary expedience or emergency. Temporary expedience allows for you to prepare your RV for use or storage no more than 24 hours in a seven day period. What does this mean? You can bring your RV to your property on Friday night, load it and get it ready for a few hours, leave and go on your weekend adventure, come back on Sunday and unload and clean it and then move your recreation vehicle back to its regular storage space. It cannot sit at your property for more than 24 hours. Q: My car has a flat tire, can I leave it parked on the street until I can get it fixed? A: No abandoned or inoperable vehicles of any kind shall be stored or parked on the property unless fully screened from view in a garage. An “abandoned or inoperable vehicle” shall mean any automobile, truck, motorcycle, van, trailer, house trailer, camper, recreational vehicle or other device for carrying passengers, goods or equipment which has not been driven under its own propulsion for a period of two (2) weeks or longer, or which does not have installed within it an operable propulsion system, or which does not have a current registration and license plate sticker, or which has one or more flat tires. If the MNC determines a vehicle is abandoned or inoperable, it shall provide written notice that the vehicle has been deemed abandoned. Notice may be delivered personally to the owner or by affixing notice to the vehicle. If the vehicle remains abandoned or inoperable for seventytwo (72) hours after delivery of the notice, the MNC may seek removal of the vehicle at the owner’s expense. No portion of real property within the Neighborhood Company Area, including, but not limited to the streets, driveways, or fire lanes, unless specifically designated by the MNC, shall be used as a parking, storage, display or accommodation area for any type of commercial vehicle. Currently, the MNC has no “designated parking or storage areas” for commercial vehicles except for garages. Any vehicle that meets one or more of the characteristics in either Table 1 or Table 2 is considered a commercial vehicle and may not be parked or stored anywhere in the Neighborhood Company Area, except in garages. This prohibition on commercial vehicles will not be enforced against contractor or service vehicles parked as a temporary expedience for loading or unloading, delivery or emergency; provided, however, that this 30
exclusion does not extend to an Owner/resident who parks a commercial vehicle at home. Table 1 Types of Vehicles Considered “Commercial Vehicles” (regardless of vehicle payload capacity) 1. Box Vans, Box Trucks 2. Tow Trucks 3. Trucks without a Bed 4. Buses 5. Tractor Cabs 6. Tractor Trailers 7. Vehicles with two or more rear axles 8. Hazardous Material Transport vehicles 9. Taxi Cabs 10. Limousines Table 2 Other Commercial Vehicle Identifiers 1. Any vehicle having a manufacturing payload capacity greater than three-quarter (3/4) ton 2. Any vehicle that has commercial markings or signage that exceeds 50% of the vehicle’s visible surface (excluding the roof, tires, wheels, hood and windshield) 3. Vehicles with racks, ladders or panels designed to carry equipment other than personal, recreational or equipment for physically impaired 4. Vehicles with scrolling lighted signs and exterior warning lights Q: I have an electric car, is it permitted? Can I run an extension cord over the sidewalk to charge my car? A: Extension cords connected to a vehicle parked in the driveway serving a Dwelling Unit are permitted, but no vehicle shall connect to power cords or other utility lines that extend beyond the driveway that serves the Dwelling Unit. You cannot utilize an extension cord to plug into any vehicle, unless it is in your driveway, so it cannot be ran over your sidewalk and impede the crosswalk for pedestrians. Q: As long as I move my vehicle so that it is not sitting in the same place, is it legal to keep the recreational vehicle or trailer at my property? A: Rotation of vehicles owned by the same Owner/resident or periodic movement of a vehicle, either under its own propulsion or by other means, for the purpose of circumventing these Rules and Regulations, will not exempt an Owner/resident or vehicle from the provisions of these Rules. Q: My vehicle is in need of repair, and if I need to jack it up and work on it in my driveway, is that acceptable? A: No maintenance, repair, rebuilding, dismantling, repainting, or servicing of any kind of vehicle, trailer or boat may be performed anywhere in the real property within the Neighborhood Company Area, including in the driveways, on the streets, or in fire lanes. Owners/ residents may perform such maintenance and repair activities in their garages upon vehicles that they own, lease, or utilize, provided that no disruptive noise or noxious odor results and that Owners/residents properly dispose of any materials resulting from such activities. This does not prohibit washing or polishing vehicles. Please see the MNC website, www.Meadowslink.com, click on Document Center and then the MNC Community Rules and Policies, the parking regulations are in their entirety in this document. Please note that if your recreational vehicle is in violation for more than 24 hours in a seven day period, you will be provided a Notice a Violation. If the alleged violation of parking your recreation vehicle in the neighborhood for more than 24 hours in a seven day period occurs a second time within a one year period, the violation is considered a repeat violation and fines can be placed on your account immediately by the Board of Governors.
New Homeowner Orientation Welcome to The Meadows! Welcome to The Meadows! To all our new Neighbors, you are invited to a New Homeowner Orientation at The Grange on Tuesday March 7 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.
Join us for Taking the Pain Out of Painting On June 17 at 9 am, at The Grange, 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. 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 toward approval. With the assistance of some Paint Professionals and the wonder of technology, we promise to take the PAIN out of PAINTING. Please plan to join us, we ask that you pre-register for the class by calling 303-814-2358, or register online at www.meadowslink.com. If you have received a Friendly Reminder that painting is required, or if it is just time for a color-change, then this event is for you. We will review the Exterior Modification Application and the process for ARC approval. Staff will be available with the Original Approved Color Scheme database for easy review of the developer approved combinations at the time of construction. For those who just want to repaint existing colors, it is a brief process. The presentation will include an overview of APPS available to assist in making the project easier…as they say there is an app for that. Color ID uses the iphone camera to determine color. Similarly, Color Grab is designed for the Android devices. There is also Color Snap that is a registered application for Sherwin- Williams Paints, or Color On-The-Fly is another option to help determine the existing color on your home. Let technology simplify the task. There are not a set of color schemes pre-selected for your neighborhood, but the colors selected and submitted must be aesthetically pleasing and consistent with the style and character of your neighborhood. 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. You can register under the Events tab of the community website www. Meadowslink.com or call The Grange at 303-814-2358.
Maintaining “The Meadows” in The Meadows
na•tive, n. 1. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous. Native grasslands are characteristic of the semi-arid Front Range region. These attractive grasslands typify the diverse regional aesthetic while requiring far less maintenance. Native grasses are adapted to the local annual precipitation. Such native areas provide a range of important ecological services, including: erosion protection, water quality improvement, run-off reduction, while serving as natural aesthetic features for passive recreation and wildlife habitat. As you may have noticed, the native grass is growing as it is intended, and it may appear to some that it is not being maintained and needs mowed. The mowing schedule of the native grass is only once per year. As you may know, most of The MNC open space is nonirrigated native grasses areas, per Town requirements. The best method of maintenance for these native grasses is to let them grow. By doing this, it provides the best opportunity for the grasses to reproduce and become a thick stand which will choke out weeds. Part of the mowing standards for native grass areas does include a strip that is mowed behind homeowner fences called a beauty band, where homes abut the native grasses, as well as along sidewalks, leaving the larger areas in between untouched. The weeds that inevitably pop up in the native grass areas are routinely treated and then removed, as consistent control of weed competition is essential for establishment and maintenance of the native grass areas. Regular control of noxious or troublesome weeds is an essential annual activity in native grassland plantings. The MNC currently maintains the landscaping in the neighborhoods, such as Suncatcher, Patina, Harris Grove and Feathergrass open space as well as Briscoe Ranch, Watercolor, Fuller Bluff, Weathervane, Morningview, Plainsong and Sweetwood, Upland Park, Gambel Oak, Leafdale and New Haven. However, the Town of Castle Rock also has space that winds through most of these neighborhoods. If there are questions or concerns about the maintenance of the open space in these neighborhoods, please contact the staff at 720-476-4006. Annual maintenance activities for native grasslands differ greatly from those required for conventional turf at your house. Native grasslands are also slower to establish. The native grasslands will improve if not mowed an allowed to naturally seed in the fall. In addition, seeds can remain dormant until an adequate precipitation event. The first heavy precipitation event should initiate growth in native grasslands, even in mid to late summer. Unmowed native grasses add color and visual interest in the fall and winter, particularly after a snow. In addition, standing dead vegetation acts as mulch-protecting the seeds as they germinate in the spring. THE MEADOWS AT CASTLE ROCK 31
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Beautiful Yards in The Meadows
The residents of The Meadows are really doing some great work on their front yards, and we wanted to share what we are seeing out there! Summer flowers are in full bloom, and the green, lush front lawns are beautiful. We even are showcasing some beautiful xeriscaped yardsâ€”often times, xeriscape is considered zero landscaping, however, it is much different than the perception, less water use but a xeriscaped yard does require ongoing maintenance and upkeep. Keep up the beautiful landscaping, something for all of us to aspire to have front yards just like these!
The Good Neighbor Award recognizes the ongoing efforts of neighbors within The Meadows who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood, or to other neighbors; all by being NEIGHBORLY! Please give some thought of those in your neighborhood who might qualify for the Good Neighbor award. The award is open to anyone, an individual, a couple, a family, and there is no age limit to whom can be nominated. Is there a neighbor that goes above and beyond? Ie., Watching your house while on vacation, taking care of your pet, mowing your lawn, bringing your trash cans from the curb while you are on vacation doing snow removal when you are unable, or even bring you a meal when you are ill. Recognize the good neighbor in your neighborhood and nominate that special resident today!
GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the nominee and their address that you are recommending for the award and what they have done to be deserving of the nomination or how they make your neighborhood better. Be sure to include your name and contact information, email and phone, and we will make sure that special Meadows resident is recognized!
CURB APPEAL CONTEST Nominate yourself, nominate your neighbor and MNC Staff will be searching for contestants too. â€˘ Winners - Receive a $50 gift card to a local nursery or home improvement store. Send an email to email@example.com with the address of the home you are nominating (we would love for pictures to be submitted, but not required). We will collect nominations from June 1st thru August 1st. Staff will announce winners and honorable mentions on the website the end of August and in the September/October Meadows Living magazine.
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YOUR Community Western Heritage Welcome Castle Rock’s Western Heritage Welcome weekend begins with longhorn steer drive from our beautiful landmark, Rock Park, and heads south through historic Downtown. This event pays homage to Castle Rock.
Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Douglas County Fair & Rodeo is a 5 day event being held from 3rd August to 7th August 2017 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, United States Of America. This event showcases products like 2 entertainment stages, 3 PRCA Rodeos, Xtreme Bulls, Carnival, Antique Tractor Pull, Mutton Bustin, Stick Horse Rodeo, Pancake Breakfast, 4-H and FFA exhibits. 2017 Douglas County Fair Hours Saturday, July 29 10:00 am–8:00 pm Thursday, August 3 2:00 pm-11:00 pm Friday, August 4 12:00 pm-11:00 pm Saturday, August 5 10:30 am-11:30 pm Sunday, August 6 7:30 am - 6:00 p.m. Vendor Hours (Events Center) Friday, August 4 12:00 pm-8:00 pm Saturday, August 5 10:30 am-8:00 pm Sunday, August 6 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Douglas County Fair Parade The Fair Parade, which originated in 1954 and has long since become a staple of the summer’s liveliest weekend of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo’s public events. Sponsored by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Carnival Hours Thursday, August 3 2:00 pm-11:00 pm Friday, August 4 2:00 pm-11:00 pm Saturday, August 5 10:30 am-11:30 pm Sunday, August 6 7:30 am-6:00 pm 500 Fairgrounds Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104
Date: July 29, 2017 Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am Location: Downtown Castle Rock Steer drive along Perry Street/Chuck Wagon Cook-off Location to be determined due to construction Address: Perry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Cost: FREE
Pedal the Moon Pedal the Moon, where the fun is as full as the moon! Bicyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to come participate in the seventh annual Pedal the Moon bike ride. **New location for 2017 - Founders Park Pavilion** Under the light of a full moon, this fun-filled 5-mile bike ride starts and ends at Founders Park Pavilion. Date: Saturday, August 5 Time: 7:30 pm-11:00 pm Riders meet at Founders Park Pavilion (approximately 5 miles) Fees and registration Fee (preregistration): $10 per adult, $7 per child (12 years and under) Fee (day of event): $15 per adult, $10 per child 34
More information Race features includes: • This event is along mostly f lat terrain and is geared toward riders of all ages. • Show off your spirit! Light and decorate your bikes to help light the way. • All riders receive a T-shirt. • Post-ride snack (moonpies) • Fun prizes will be given away following the ride, including three new cruiser bikes. What to bring Bikers please remember the following: • All riders must have a helmet • All bikes must have a front headlamp • All bikes must have a blinking rear light
Downtown After 5
Rotary Ducky Derby and Street Festival
The best place to unwind after the long workweek is Downtown Castle Rock. Food trucks, cocktails, craft beer and free live music will create a festive environment for all ages to enjoy. Also, check out work by local artisans, pick up specialty gifts and enjoy live painting presentations!
Fun in the Sun is the same kid-oriented, weekly Wednesday event in July that will move location due to Festival Park construction. Activities include free bounce houses, water activities, and other fun.
The Ducky Derby is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock, Castle Rock High Noon Rotary and the Rotary Club of Castle Pines. Your donation earns you a numbered ticket, we enter a “rubber Ducky” into the Derby Race with the number on your ticket affixed to one of our highly trained Duckys. On the day of the race, we release all the Duckys at the same time into the water at the starting point on Plum Creek. Then all the Duckys race like crazy for the finish line! Net proceeds are awarded to local, regional and international Rotary Club charities. In addition to the ducky race, there will be a Waddle Walk, face-painting vendors, food, entertainment, and bands, bouncing safari house and slide, silent auction and much more. Note that due to the construction in Festival Park, this event has moved to the Douglas County Parking lot at Third St. and Elbert St.
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm Location: Downtown Castle Rock
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Location: Douglas County Parking lot at Third St. and Elbert St. Cost: Free
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Location: Downtown Castle Rock (Location to be determined due to construction) Cost: FREE
Fun in the Sun Formerly known as ‘Splash in the Park’
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Pool Bash Party Grange Pool, June 2 Music in the Meadows Butterfield Park, June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27 The Meadows Community Garage Sale June 10 Dog Daze of Summer Wiggly Field Dog Park, June 15 • • • • • •
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Adult Luau, Grange Pool , July 28 4th of July Red, White, and You Patriotic Parade & Festival, Bison Park, July 4 Blood Drive at The Grange, August 11 Flick ‘n Float, Taft House Pool, August 11 Movie in the Park, Paintbrush Park, August 19 Food Truck Frenzy, August 26 Doggie Dive, Taft House Pool, September 9
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