The Official Publication for Residents and Friends of The Meadows Castle Rock, Colorado 80109
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Table of Contents
YOUR Neighborhood | 4 MNC Staff Assessment Info Board of Governors Info All About Trash (in every issue) Grange & Taft Rental information Pool Season is Here!
YOUR Events and Leisure Guide | 11
Music in the Meadows
Youth Classes PJ’s & StoryTime Parent-Child Flower Bouquet Parent-Child Paint Babysitters Training with Pediatric CPR/First Aid Week Long Camps Creative Tween Camp Terrific Tuesday Kids Night Out Discover Scuba Adult Classes Odette’s Cuisine Cake Decorating Let’s Paint Wine Glasses! Art Class Card Class Jewelry Exercise Classes
YOUR Clubs | 24
MCA Information | 36
The Meadows Hiking Club 6202 Cycling Club Bridge Club Mah Jongg Club Playgroup at The Grange Bunco Second 50’s Club
News You Can Use in the Meadows Community Association
WHO TO CALL… The Grange........................................ 303-814-2358
Home & Garden | 26 New Homeowner Orientation Free Exterior Painting Class Offered for Meadows Residents on June 6 With Spring… It’s Time to Aerate Your Lawn!! Water Wiser Xeric Landscaping Class Pick Up After Your Dog: ‘There is No Poop Fairy’
Weekly Yoga Beginning Yoga Water Aerobics Upcoming SPECIAL EVENTS! Blood Drive at The Grange Spring Craft Fair Spring Cleaning Made Easy Neighborhood Garage Sale Pool Bash Party Music in the Meadows
Clear Sky Elementary.......................303-387-5900 Meadow View Elementary..............303-387-5425 Soaring Hawk Elementary...............303-387-5825 Aspen View Academy......................720-733-3436
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CR Middle School.............................303-387-1300
School District News Tammy’s Tips Special Election Set for May 15 Senior Life Expo 9 News Health Fair Cinco de Mayo Street Party & Concert Vintage Market Tri The Rock Meadows Parkway Roadwork to Occur Summer Sipper Soiree
Castle View High School..................303-387-9000
The Grange Spring/Summer Hours Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm Friday 9 am-4 pm Saturday 10 am-5 pm Sunday- Closed
Taft House/MNC Admin Office.......720-476-4006 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109
MNC Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm The Grange & Taft Holiday Hours: Holiday Hours for The Grange and Taft House Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 9 am-5 pm
Ascent Classical Academy.............. 720-840-3256 Electric – IREA...................................303-688-3100 Gas – Black Hills.............................. 888-890-5554 Water and Sewer .............................303-660-1373 Town of Castle Rock Castle Rock Motor Vehicle.............. 303-660-7440
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The official publication of the Meadows Neighborhood Company This newsletter is delivered to all homeowners in the Meadows Neighborhood Company five times a year. This newsletter is also distributed to surrounding businesses and office complexes. You have received this publication because your HOA believes you take pride in your home environment and community. This newsletter provides you with HOA information and home product advertising that enhances your home comfort and increases the value of your home. We are always interested in your comments or suggestions. While efforts to ensure accuracy are exercised, the publisher assumes no liability for the information contained in either editorial or advertising content. The Meadows Neighborhood Company does not endorse any commercial products or information that may be advertised in the newsletter.
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Neighborly News Assessment Payment info As of July 1, 2017, assessment payments for all homes in The MNC are $205 and are due quarterly. Assessments are due quarterly-they cannot be paid monthly, or late fees will be assessed. There are various rates for HOA assessments depending on the neighborhood you live in. The Board and District Delegates are in the budgeting process for the determination of 2018 assessments. Assessments currently are $205 per quarter for the MNC Master Association for each property whether a single family, paired home, carriage home, or townhome. They are due January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1. Late fees are assessed on the 11th of month on which they are due in the amount of $30. If your home is within the following neighborhoods, there are additional assessments: • Upland Park-$205 plus an alley assessment of $49 per quarter • Tyler Park-$205 plus an alley assessment of $49 per quarter and/or a shared driveway assessment of $45 per quarter • Stewart Park Carriage Homes-$205 plus an alley assessment of $49 per quarter and/or a shared driveway assessment of $65 per quarter • New Haven- All the homes on New Haven will pay $205 per quarter to the MNC and the sub-association payment will be paid directly to the sub-association management company, Advance HOA Management Inc., Chrissie Brown 303-482-2213, ext. 280 • The Villas at Stewart Park-$205 plus $49 for alleyway assessments. These homes are within a sub-association and also pay assessments to Villas at Stewart Park. Please contact Debbi Marr at MSI, LLC at 720-974-4152. • Morgans Run-$205 per quarter payable to the MNC. These homes are within a sub-association and also pay assessments to the Morgans Run HOA. Please contact, Kim Croy BRC Real Estate at 303-495-2212. 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 Grange 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: April 5 6 pm May 3 6 pm
Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on Meadowslink.com in the Document Section.
MNC Board of Governors
President Vice President/Treasurer Secretary Member at Large Member at Large
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2018 District Delegates Tim Dietz Jim Goings Did not meet quorum Tanya Childs Michael Liimatainen Jennifer Waiton Rita Ruderman 4
Taft House 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 720-476-4006
Meadows Neighborhood Company Michele Ray-Brethower Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 303-814-3952 Brandon Perko Community Standards Administrator email@example.com 720-476-4006 Terri Swearingen Community Relations Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 720-476-4003 Kent Krause Community Project Manager email@example.com 303-814-3958 Taylor Brown Recreation Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org 303-814-3953
Taft House The Grange, District Delegate Meeting
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.
Joe Knopinski Charlotte Jensen Fonda Hamilton Kelsy Rooney Don Jensen
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Neighborly News News You Can Use A big thank you to all those residents that stepped up to run in this year’s District Delegate election! The new District Delegates that were elected for this upcoming year are Tim Dietz, District 1, Jim Goings, District 2, Tanya Childs, District 5, Mike Liimatainen, District 6, Jennifer Waiton, District 7 and Rita Ruderman, District 8. Unfortunately, District 4 did not get enough ballots cast to reach the 10% quorum so no election was held in March and the election will be scheduled again for the April board meeting, April 5. If you live in District 4, which is Morningview, Watercolor, Weathervane and Fuller Bluff, and you receive the 2nd mailing requesting your participation in voting, we request that you complete the ballot and mail-in so that we can hold the District 4 Annual Meeting. We have one candidate running for the one board vacancy. Larry Canepa has been a homeowner for 4 ½ years in the Meadows and is interested in working in the interest of the HOA and residents of this great development. Larry and his wife have two daughters, 9 and 6 ½, and he also has two adult children, 26 and 23, who currently reside in California. He currently works for one of the
nation’s largest financial institutions for over 17 years. In his spare time he is a musician and singer, and plays in a local cover band, and he also enjoys playing sports in the warmer months. His family originally resided in the Feathergrass neighborhood, but moved into the Gambel Oak neighborhood a little over a year ago. Larry states that, “We’re so proud to be residents in a community that has grown tastefully and responsibly and look forward to being here for a very long time. The fact that we have such a vested interest in the community propels my desire to further serve and give back.” Larry’s employer allows him to home office, which affords him the flexibility to dedicate the necessary time to serve on the Board and attend all meetings. Since moving to Colorado in 2010, Larry has served as a volunteer in several different capacities; first as an Emergency Department Liaison at Sky Ridge Medical Center, at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle as an event volunteer for outdoor events, and most recently as a soccer coach with the Colorado Real. Larry said his volunteer experience has opened his eyes to how rewarding giving back to your community can be.
GOT TRASH? We have a contract with Waste Management for continuation of our trash services here in The Meadows Neighborhood Company. There are some changes coming that will take all of our efforts to assist Waste Management’s efficiency in trash collection by utilizing all the fully mechanized, current automatic collection capabilities. One of the 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 are needed at a property. There will be a special leaf and yard waste pick-up offered in the Fall during leaf season, where 10 bags of leaf/yard waste will be picked up curbside. 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. Email us at bperko@meadowslink. com 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. Help us become more efficient, order your additional carts, and start placing all trash inside the carts for pickup. 6 APRIL-MAY 2018
If you have any questions, please contact us at 720-476-4006. Just a reminder that trash collection is every Friday and recycling is every other Friday. For a calendar on pick-ups, see our website www.meadowslink.com. 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. If you are setting up service for the first time, we make it easy, just visit www.meadowslink.com. Under the Resource tab, the dropdown menu provides the trash important information page. You can complete the brief online form to establish service. Additionally, should you require repair or customer service assistance from Waste Management, please visit www.wm.com. The site is very user-friendly and provides 24/7 access. Under the Customer Service tab click the Report service issue or submit request.
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 RATES Meadows Neighborhood Company Residents Meadows Community Association Residents Non-Profit Community Use Non-Resident Use Business Use Grange Damage Deposit
FEE $75-$125/hour $150-$200/hour $150-$200/hour $225-$275/hour $225-$275/hour $500-$1000
TAFT HOUSE RENTAL RATES Meadows Neighborhood Residents Taft House Damage Deposit
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Pool Season is Here Extended Pool Registration Hours at The Grange Mondays in May, 5-8 pm, the week of May 21-25, and May 29-June 1, from 5-8 pm and every Saturday in May, 10am-5pm.
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 26 through Monday, September 3; 10:00 am - 8:00 pm seven days a week. Taft Pool will be open seven days a week from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm May 26-August 5. August 6-September 3, hours will be Monday through Friday 3:30 pm-7:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am-8:00 pm. Depending on our weather we may extend the swim season for a couple more weekends at the Grange pool only, 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 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. Pool registration is available during regular business hours and will continue throughout the pool season. We will continue using the barcode. 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 36 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. A member or current pass holder must accompany all guests. 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 2018 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 have 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
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 or Taft House 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 be 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 or Taft House for a $10 replacement fee per fob or $25 replacement for entire household. 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 Meadowslink.com. 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 2 through September 1. 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 Can we do a swim test before the pool opens? Yes! The Swim TLC staff will open The Grange pool to do swim tests on Friday, May 25 from 4-6 pm. 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.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages, legal or illicit drugs is prohibited at the pool.
Can my babysitter bring my kids to the pool? A Red Cross Certified Babysitter, age 11 or older, who has passed a swim test 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.
Pets may not be brought to the pool, with the exception of assistance dogs.
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.
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, 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.
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? Swim lessons will be offered by Swim TLC at the Grange swimming pool only. Private swim lessons may only be taken from and given by Swim TLC staff. Any instructor giving lessons or that appears to be giving lessons, who is not employed by Swim TLC, will be asked to cease instruction and leave the premises. 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.
No glass may be brought, or used in or around the pool.
Cameras, camera phones, tablets or any photo-taking device may not be used in changing rooms.
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 Meadowslink.com.
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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. 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. Please note, the $135+ party rental fees are due in addition to the $100 deposit. The deposit is refunded after the party. 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 email@example.com 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 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.
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 4 May 2
Time 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Theme Unexpected Twists Magical Creatures
Mr. Cliff is taking a break in the summer months; we will see you back in September!
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SPRING COOKIE BOUQUET Join us in making a beautiful spring cookie bouquet. Participants will each decorate a “bundle of flowers” on cookie sticks using basic decorating techniques. We will review handling and preparing a decorating bag, and the proper pressure needed to outline and fill in their cookies. We will go over how to assemble each bouquet, wrapped and adorned with a ribbon. Along with their colorful bouquet, participants will have the opportunity to decorate additional cookies to take home with them. Date: May 5 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: April 28 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.
PARENT-CHILD PAINTING Take a couple hours with your child and get creative together at The Grange. We’ve made it easy and convenient for you by having all of the supplies, subject and the snack all set, along with professional instruction. We will provide step-by-step instruction during the class so that each parent and child pair can follow along and make the same painting together. Paintings will be done on a 16x20 inch canvas and light refreshments will be served. Come create a memory with your child, all while they are learning about a famous artist and his work! Date: June 9 Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am Cost: $27 Resident/$32 Non-Resident (per person) Age Requirement: Child 7+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: June 2 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.
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! 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: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 (Two-day course) Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $120 Resident/$130 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 11-15 Registration Deadline: June 2 Location: Taft House Special Note: This course is a two-day course. In order to receive the Babysitters Training Certification and the CPR certification, participants must attend both Saturday and Sunday sessions. 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! Super Hero Engineering with LEGO® Super Hero Engineering with LEGO® Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced PlayWell instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. Date: June 11-15 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Age Requirement: 5-6 Cost: $170 Meadows Resident/$180 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: June 4 Location: Taft House
PLAY-WELL LEGO CONT. Super Hero Master Engineering using LEGO® Materials LEGO®Super Heroes need your help to defeat the destructive forces of evil arch-villains as they threaten LEGOpolis! Explore the tools and techniques of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but super engineers. An engineering curriculum designed by Play-Well challenges heroes to design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. Date: June 11-15 Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Age Requirement: 7-12 Cost: $170 Meadows Resident/$180 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: June 4 Location: Taft House Jedi Engineering with LEGO The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Date: July 23-27 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Age Requirement: 5-6 Cost: $170 Meadows Resident/$180 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: July 16 Location: Taft House Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build projects from LEGO® Materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. Date: July 23-27 Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Age Requirement: 7-12 Cost: $170 Meadows Resident/$180 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: July 16 Location: Taft House
We Need Volunteers!! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Our events are possible because of the hard work of our volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, please contact us to see how you can volunteer at the events. It is a great way for High School students to earn community service credit. Please contact Taylor Brown at 303-468-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Adult Classes CRAYOLA® – WORLD OF DESIGN CAMP THINK IT! DRAW IT! MAKE IT! World of Design is a summer camp that takes kids on a journey to the edges of their imagination – and beyond! Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the rainforest, Hollywood, Mars, and a futuristic city! Use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments. Experiment with Crayola® products and a wide variety of art techniques like sculpting, collage, and mixed media. Discover design careers like graphic design, fashion design, and architectural and urban design. Date: June 25-29 Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Cost: $225 Meadows Resident/$235 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 5-12 Registration Deadline: June 18 Location: Taft House CREATIVE TWEENS CAMP Give your child the gift of letting their imaginations soar as they create, explore, and discover this summer in Creative Kids Camp. Each of these classes will give your child the opportunity to create in their own unique way and find their own individual voice. We will start out the summer by creating a Gratitude Art Journal, which we will write in each week your child attends. At the beginning of each class, we will create a page in our journals that focuses on what we would like to express gratitude. This will be a warm-up exercise to prepare for our main project. We will take on a different project each week. We will be creating an abstract painting in acrylics. We will create mixed media art, using many different materials to discover many ways and styles to express our own creative voices. We will create with clay and we will dive into watercolor painting. If you long to give your child a memorable and creative art experience this summer, check out Creative Kids Camp! All supplies and snacks are included. Your child may attend one or all classes. Date: Every Wednesday in June. (June 6, 13, 20, 27) Time: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident (per session, per student) Age Requirement: 9-13 Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each session. Registration Maximum: 8 students per session Location: Grange
TERRIFIC TUESDAY 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 12-July 31 (No program on July 3) 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 5, receive the one free week- Pay $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. Age Requirement: 5-11 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 Location: Grange
TERRIFIC TUESDAY June 12 – Fun-Damental Forces Gravity, inertia, centripetal force… who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun?! We will experience these awesome forces for ourselves and build some cool devices to watch them at work! June 19 – Harnessing Heat This week we will learn and observe the basic properties of heat by play-acting the role of atoms, as well as observing the effects and behavior of warm air and water. The children will witness a tea bag rocketlaunch, a gravity defying candlelighting, and even take part in a senseconfusing temperature test. The course is capped off with a taste bud pleasing demonstration of heat at work, transforming solid sugar crystal into the spun floss of cotton candy! June 26 – Under Pressure Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air… under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity! July 10 – 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 17– Super Sticky Stuff 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 24 – Up, Up and Away This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air. July 31 – Star Lab The Children’s Museum of Denver will be visiting The Grange and they are bringing their Star Lab! This portable planetarium measures 18 feet high and covers 25 square feet. Your kids will get to explore the beautiful night sky! Participants will learn to identify and locate constellations and enjoy star-inspired myths and legends from diverse cultures. This is one exciting journey that you definitely don’t want to miss!
KIDS NIGHT OUT Need an evening without the kids? Kids Night Out gives parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break. Go out for a night on the town with the confidence that your kids are safe and having fun. The program will take place at the Taft House in the Docket Room. We will be showing a PG-rated movie, serving pizza for dinner, and offering a variety of activities and crafts. Pre-registration is required and parents will need to fill out a waiver form before dropping their kids off for the evening. The waiver form can be filled out when you arrive or may be downloaded from the reminder email to bring with you. Please contact Taylor Brown, the Assistant Recreation Coordinator, if you need to make special accommodations for your child regarding medical concerns or dietary restrictions. She can be reached at 303468-5212 or email@example.com Date: May 4 Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Cost: $12 Resident/$15 Non-Resident (per child) Age Requirement: 4-11 Registration Deadline: April 27 Registration Maximum: 20 Kids Location: Taft House 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: June 23 or July 28 Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am Cost: FREE (Must have a current season pool pass) Age Requirement: 10+ (Kids 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult of 18+) Registration Deadline: One week before the class – June 16, July 21 (Pre-registration is required) Location: Grange Pool
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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! April Menu The April menu will feature stuffed Mediterranean roasted leg of lamb with a venaison sauce. The sides will be haricot blanc bretonne (navy beans sautéed with onion, garlic and tomato), au gratin potatoes and a mixed greens, diced watermelon and avocado with a citrus dressing salad. The dessert will feature a strawberry mousse. Date: April 9 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $34 Resident/$39 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: April 4 Location: Grange May Menu Join us in May for spinach lasagna served with herbes de Provence encrusted salmon. The side will feature sundried tomato beurre blanc. We will end the evening with an upside-down pineapple cake. Date: May 7 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $29 Resident/$34 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: May 3 Location: Grange
RUSSIAN PIPING TIPS – CAKE DECORATING Back by popular demand! These Russian piping tips make a complete flower with petals and centers all at the same time. Come, try these amazing tips, and impress your friends with stunning cupcakes. All supplies, frosting and cupcakes are included. Date: June 16 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: June 9 Location: Grange LET’S PAINT WINE GLASSES! Have you admired those beautiful handpainted wine glasses that you’ve seen in the specialty boutique stores? Here is your chance to paint your own set of unique wine glasses! In this class, we will paint a design on a pair of wine glasses. All supplies are included and instruction is provided. You will be amazed at what you can create and you will leave this class with your own set of hand-painted glasses. These also make great gifts! Light refreshments are provided.
CAKE DECORATING The courses will be taught by Lu Ann Brown who is a certified cakedecorating instructor. She has taught over 500 students and has 35 years of experience. Come and expand your decorating skills and don’t miss out on the fun!
Date: April 7 Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: April 4 Location: Grange
EMBELLISHED FLOWER CUPCAKES In this class, you will learn how to enhance your flowers and piping techniques with additional color striping to your piping bags. You will also learn how to add dimension to your petals by using brushes and petal dust. This is a fun class to learn all the pretty touches you can add to your spring flowers. All the supplies, frosting and cupcakes are included.
CREATE CRAZY, BEAUTIFUL 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. We will create a background using various papers and paints on our canvas. We will practice on some watercolor paper before we dive in and create on our palettes. All supplies are included and you will leave with two, 8 X 8, one-ofa-kind pieces of artwork. The photo below is just an example of what you can create.
Date: April 14 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: April 7 Location: Grange
Date: May 19 Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm Cost: $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 16+ Registration Deadline: May 12 Location: Taft House
CARD CLASS Get creative and join us for a card workshop. Be prepared for the birthdays that happen throughout the year and make eight different birthday cards and a cute box to store them in! Images shown are examples of what can be made. Date: April 26 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: April 19 Location: Taft House
Health and Fitness WEEKLY YOGA – EVENING Looking for a yoga class to get energized while helping you build strength and flexibility? Fitness instructor Jasmine Rinehart will be at the Taft House to teach a unique yoga class. Using a Power Yoga format, this fast-paced intense practice combines breath-linked movement to improve coordination and balance and increase range of motion and flexibility. It is an essential component of any cross-training fitness plan when you are striving for that “one extra degree”. Dates: Tuesdays; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26 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.
JEWELRY In this class, you will learn the A-B-C’s of jewelry metal stamping, including learning about metal gauges, practicing stamping on different metals (brass, copper and aluminum), proper filing techniques, texturizing your jewelry blanks to create a hammered effect, and more. By the end of the class, you will walk away with three beautiful new pieces to call your own. Your class fee includes all metal needed for projects as well as tool used to make them. You are welcome to bring your own blanks to use in class but not necessary. Be sure to bring your favorite sayings and messages with you to stamp the class away. Date: April 21 Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $63 Resident/$68 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 15+ Registration Deadline: April 14 Location: Taft House
BEGINNERS YOGA – DAYTIME CLASSES Yoga is an important component to any “workout” or “fitness” program for individuals of all levels. Athletes and beginners alike benefit from improved coordination, increased range of motion, flexibility and endurance.. Studies show tremendous value in yoga as part of a “cross-training” and injury prevention routine. Often times the fast pace of a “flow” class can be confusing or too advanced for beginners. Without a foundation of the fundamental poses, students may be confused or even risk injury. This class breaks down the most common poses (ASANAS) from the ground up, in a slower-paced format. Students will learn proper alignment in order to help protect the body and at the same time, learn to make adjustments or modifications in their own body to get the most benefits. This class is perfect for beginners or yogis looking to enhance their practice and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of alignment. Dates: Tuesdays; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Time: 10:30 am-11:30 am 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. 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. Punch passes can be purchased at The Grange front office. Classes Start: Monday, June 4 and runs through August 31 Date and Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am-9:30 am Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Cost: $7 drop-in, 10-punch pass - $50 – (Expires at the end of the pool season) Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange Pool
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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 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: April 9 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: The Grange Parking Lot (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Special Note: Please bring your driver’s license to your appointment.
Handmade and Local Vendors Only! Join us on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm for The Meadows first Handmade Spring Fling Craft Fair! All of the vendors will be local and selling items handcrafted by the artists themselves. Our vendors will have everything from jewelry, home décor, garden, repurposed items, accessories, soaps and much more. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings or for yourself! Date: April 28 Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm Cost: Free to Attend – Vendor Prices Vary Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO)
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Spring Cleaning Made Easy
Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm At The Grange Parking Lot (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) 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.
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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.
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 2nd and The Meadows will market the date to bolster attendance. Happy Shopping! Date: June 2 Location: The Meadows Neighborhood
Pool Bash Party Join us at The Grange pools for a Pool Bash Party to celebrate school getting out! The event will feature a live DJ, free ice cream sundae bar, and some games/activities. The event is completely free but is only open to MNC and MCA residents who have a pool pass. Date: June 8 Time: 10:00 am â€“ 7:00 pm Cost: Free (Participants must have a pool pass) Location: Grange Pools (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO)
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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., Castle Rock, CO)
June 14 – Renegade Road
Renegade Road is a country band that was formed right here in Castle Rock! The music backgrounds and experience of the band members add an edgy blues/rock vibe to their modern, southern rock style country sound.
June 28 – The Radio
The Radio is a band that loves to tell their clients “you pick the station, we’ll play the hits” and they pride themselves on delivering jaw-dropping concert-style performances every night. They will be playing a variety of top 40’s style cover songs when they visit us in The Meadows.
July 12 – 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.
July 26 – 17th Avenue All Stars
The 17th Avenue All Stars are an acappella vocal band and will be bringing a unique twist to the Music in the Meadows concert series! The Allstars have been named the official anthem singers of the Denver Broncos and are celebrating their 29th year as one of Colorado’s top shelf acts. They cover a variety of songs from classic oldies to modern hits.
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YOUR Clubs THE MEADOWS HIKING CLUB
The purpose of The Meadows Hiking Club is to provide an opportunity for those interested in hiking to meet other hikers on a regular basis and experience a variety of different hikes. Our hiking experience will range from less strenuous evening hikes (Thursdays) to more aggressive and difficult hikes (Saturdays) up some of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. If you have questions or if you would like to join, you may e-mail RJ Daskevich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us and learn to play Mah Jongg (Mahjong, Mjiang)- Regardless of the spelling, it is a four player Chinese tile game of skill and strategy similar to Rummy. The object is to be the first player to complete a valid hand of 14 tiles. Players do this by assembling tiles into one of many pattern-based combinations or “hands”. For more information, call Naarah Turpen - 303-947-9640 Dates: Tuesdays Times: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: The Grange
There is a new club offered at The Grange! On the third Friday of every month we will offer Bunco. As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. Each attendee is asked to bring a snack or drink to share. You must reserve your spot ahead of time with Diana Fabia at 209-607-3064. Dates: The third Friday of every month Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: The Grange
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
Dates: 2nd and 4th Mondays Times: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm Location: The Grange
Ages: 0-5 Dates: Every Thursday Times: 10:30 am-12:00 pm Location: The Grange
Join in for a friendly game of Bridge twice a month at The Grange. Players must have some Bridge playing experience, but all levels are welcome. If you would like to join the group or would like more information, please contact Therese (Terry) Clements at 740-360-7118.
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.
SECOND FIFTIES LADIES CLUB Pre-Registration is required for each month’s activity. Please call The Grange to reserve your spot. 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. Each month will have a different activity and fees may vary. April 11 Lone Tree Arts Center Austin Wilson’s Fences The April program will take place on the second Wednesday at the Lone Tree Arts Center and will be a live Theatrical Production.
Plot Summary August Wilson, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award, is widely regarded as one of the finest playwrights ever to write for the American stage. His American Century Cycle, which traces the African-American experience through ten plays, each set in a different decade, stands as a staggering achievement. Fences, the sixth play in the Cycle, revolves around the life of garbage collector Troy Maxson. When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Maxson turned away from a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees the world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose yearns for an outlet for her love. Fences won the Tony Award for Best Play, Best Actor, and Best Featured Actress; the Pulitzer Prize; and a Drama Desk Award. The 2012 Broadway revival received a record 10 Tony nominations, winning for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Fresh off the Academy Award-winning film version, Fences is a sensational drama that will move you deeply, staying with you long after you leave the theater. Special Note: Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold to The Grange. Please call 303-814-2358 to purchase your ticket by March 28! After March 28, 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. The show is scheduled for 1:30 and will be a two-hour show. We should arrive back to The Grange around 4 pm. Date: April 11 Time: 12:45 pm-4:00 pm (Includes drive time and show time) Location: Lone Tree Arts Center (10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124) Cost: $35 Registration Deadline: March 28
May 10 – Bunco This month we will be playing Bunco! Join us at The Grange for two hours of the dice game Bunco, refreshments, and prizes for the winners. No skill or experience needed for this game. Refreshments and prizes will be provided by the MNC. Date: May 10 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Location: The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 80109 Cost: Free – (Pre-Registration Required) Registration Deadline: May 3
June 14 – Canvas Painting Let your creativity soar, glass in hand, as local artist Donna Martin of Martin Fine Art guides you step-by-step toward creating a painting that will be uniquely and individually yours. Whether you’ve painted before or not, the Grange is the perfect setting to unwind, unplug, and create...no experience is necessary. You’ll have so much fun tapping into your creative side, creating a beautiful piece of art with friends and neighbors by your side. Each participant will leave with a 14x18 piece of art to remember this fun experience. All the supplies are included. Drinks and light refreshments are also included in your registration fee. Date: June 14 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Location: The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 80109 Cost: $30 per person Registration Deadline: June 7
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Home & Garden 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, April 3 and May 1 at 6:30 pm.
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.
Free Exterior Painting Class Offered for Meadows Residents on June 6 Let’s face it; walking into a paint store with the thousands of paint colors to choose from can be a daunting task. Staring back at you are the brightest shades of colors with little guidance on how to put them together. Ultimately, in the larger scheme of things, streetscapes, blockscapes and elevations are some of the most artful, foundational elements of a livable community. Join staff at The Grange on June 6 at 6 pm for a training to take the thousands of options at the paint store and make them customizable to your home. Bring your home photos, paint chips, and ideas for guidance on the perfect exterior palette. The MNC Architectural Guidelines require homeowners to seek Architectural approval for new and existing house painting projects. Colors must coordinate with the stone, brick, stucco or other exterior materials on the home and must be compatible with the color palette in your neighborhood. Please remember, the main body colors cannot be the same as homes adjacent to yours or the homes’ located directly across the street from yours. A home “across the street” is any home with a portion of its front property line across the street from a portion of your front property line, or your backyard property line. Along curves and in cul-de-sacs more than one home may be “across the street” from your home. The color matrix of the home must be maintained. For example, if you have a home with two body colors, you are not permitted to change to only one body color. Homeowners desiring to have their color selections submitted for approval, or need guidance on the perfect exterior palette choices, please bring the completed Architectural Review Application, as well as developed photos of the current exterior colors on your home and developed photos of the homes adjacent to, across the street, and directly behind you with a drawing indicating where each of the homes exists with relationship to yours. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required to attend this class by calling The Grange at 303-814-2358 or Taft House at 720476-4003. If you have received a notice that your house is in need of painting, attending the class will provide you a 30 day extension of your paint project.
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. 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.
Water Wiser Attend a Water Wiser workshop to learn how you can potentially save 20 to 75 percent on your outdoor watering! Get great tips from water conservation experts about proper watering techniques that can create healthier plants. The Water Wiser workshop covers the importance of adjusting your controller during irrigation season and how regular sprinkler maintenance is critical to reduce water waste. Also learn about rebates provided by Castle Rock Water for more efficient sprinkler nozzles, smart controllers and turf replacement. Completing the Water Wiser workshop, exempts you from the every third day watering schedule. This allows you to water your landscape when needed, not just because the calendar indicates it is your watering day. This Water Wiser designation is valid for 5 years. Castle Rock Water is coming to The Meadows to provide two free workshops. These will be held at The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) on April 11 from 6 pm to 9 pm and May 19 from 9 am to 12 pm. Registration is required. Please go to CRconserve.com to register.
Pick Up After Your Dog: ‘There is No Poop Fairy’ Colorado is known as a dog-loving state, but with more dogs moving in, there is a big problem piling up. “A lot of dog owners think that the poop ‘just goes away,’ Not only is dog feces unpleasant to look at and smell, it can also make people and other dogs sick. Dog waste contains harmful bacteria and parasites such as E. coli, giardia and salmonella that pets or people can pick up if they come in contact with it. Bacteria from dog waste can also contaminate groundwater and bodies of water such as creeks, rivers and lakes. People who swim in contaminated water can become sick. Dog waste also does not biodegrade as quickly as other animal waste. Because of the type of food that dogs eat, dog waste can take up to a year to decompose. The more hard waste left behind, the more it accumulates.
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50 Is it Time to Update Your Landscaping? Is it time to update your landscaping? Do you have turf areas you’re not using? Would you like to use less water, but just don’t know how or where to start? Join us for an introduction to ColoradoScape. Find out what it is, how you can use water more efficiently, reduce maintenance, or transform your existing landscaping into something with year round seasonal interest. Join us on May 17th at 6:30 pm at The Grange to learn more. Castle Rock Water conservation staff will introduce you to turf alternatives, sprinkler system retrofits, and maintenance needs of your new ColoradoScape. Other topics will include Town landscape and irrigation requirements and rebate programs. The
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Meadows staff will be on hand to discuss the architectural approval process for making water wise changes to your yard so saving water is easier! There is no cost for this class, but you must pre-register by calling The Grange at 303814-2358 or Taft House at 720-476-4006. THE MEADOWS AT CASTLE ROCK 27
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School District News Last month, our hearts were heavy once again with news of another school tragedy -- this time in Parkland, Florida. I can’t even begin to imagine what our children are thinking about and feeling after hearing about this and other incidents of school violence that have recently taken place in the United States. In light of these incidents, it seems appropriate to talk about the processes we have in place here in Douglas County School District (DCSD) to keep our students and staff safe every day in our buildings. We are an incredibly large district: 89 schools - 68,000 students - 8,400 employees. It is our duty to be ready to respond to any concern or threat at a moment’s notice. Here in Castle Rock where we have 17 schools, we are incredibly fortunate to have a strong partnership with the Castle Rock Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office. As part of that partnership, local law enforcement provides a School Resource Officer (SRO) for each of our high schools, as well as School Marshall Officers (SMO) who make multiple unannounced security visits to our elementary and middle schools every day. Additionally, we have campus security specialists stationed at our middle and high schools. The DCSD Safety and Security team monitors our schools and facilities around the clock. They partner with our schools to conduct safety drills, install security cameras and monitoring systems, and review current safety procedures and update them as needed. Every threat is investigated Anyone can report a concern or potential threat any time, day or night. It truly takes all of us to keep our students safe! Our students and staff know they can use the Text-a-Tip app on their cell phones. If you are a parent or community member, you can contact Safe2Tell at 1-877-542-7233. This is an anonymous way to share a concern or potential threat.
What happens next? When a concern or threat is received, there is an instant response. The DCSD Safety and Security team, in partnership with local law enforcement, immediately launches an investigation. In many cases, the concern or threat is determined to be unfounded or noncredible, meaning there is no concern for the well-being or safety of our students and staff. There is a lot of work that goes into determining that a concern or threat is unfounded. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not! We are committed to investigating each and every concern or threat that is brought to our attention. That is our responsibility and our duty - to keep our children safe. Behind the scenes School and district administration supports the investigation and prepares parent communication. This takes time. It is nearly impossible to compete with the speed of social media, as we are committed to sharing up-to-date, confirmed and accurate information. We want our parents to know as much about the situation as we are able to share. There are times when we cannot say as much as we would like, as we do not want to jeopardize a law enforcement investigation in any way - especially when it involves the safety of our kids. But know this: we are committed to keeping our students, staff and community safe. And we are committed to sharing as much information as we can, as quickly as we can. I am very grateful for the way Douglas County comes together as a community to support one another. Again, nothing is more important than the safety of every one of our students and staff. It truly takes us all working together to protect our kids. So please remember, if you have a concern, let someone know - whether it is a school administrator, teacher, law enforcement, or Text-a-Tip/ Safe2Tell. Erin Kane Interim Superintendent Douglas County School District
TAMMY’S TIPS: The purpose of the Town of Castle Rock Municipal Code is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens. The Town takes great pride in maintaining one of the safest communities along Colorado’s Front Range. In the Town of Castle Rock’s Municipal Code it states: Title 8.12.010 It is unlawful for any person having or being entitled to the ownership or possession of any real property, or any part thereof, within the Town to permit, allow or maintain any growth of weeds to a height greater than twelve (12) inches or any accumulation, collection or presence of rubbish upon said real property, or upon the edges of any other public way abutting said real property. It is unlawful for any person having or being entitled to the ownership or possession of said real property, or any part thereof, to fail to cut or otherwise control and remove such weeds growing upon said real property or upon the sidewalks abutting said real property. Tammy King is the Town of Castle Rock Zoning Manager. Tammy can be reached at email@example.com or 720-733-7557. 28
Special Election Set for May 15 On May 15, 2018, Castle Rock voters will be asked to decide on two proposed Charter amendments. Watch your mail for ballots the week of April 23. This special election is necessary to finalize the voter-approved at-large Mayor structure and authorize the related redistricting from seven Council districts to six. While the 2017 Special Election changed language in the Charter regarding the overall structure of Town Council, the citizeninitiated petition that provided for that election did not identify elements such as qualifications for Mayor (age, residency, voter status, etc.) and a timeline for the transition to the new structure. Two questions will be on this special election ballot. Read them in full at CRgov.com/2018SpecialElection. This election will be by mail. Check your voter registration at GoVoteColorado.com. Ballots will be mailed the week of April 23 and must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.
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Senior Life Expo If you are a senior or have a senior family member, this Douglas County event is for you. Senior advocates from throughout the county are coming together on April 19, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Douglas County Events Center at the Fairgrounds. The senior population is growing fast and services and programs for those seniors are growing equally fast. It can be rather overwhelming to make sense of it all. This will give seniors and their family members a chance to talk with representatives in all facets of living life to the fullest in the second half. This year’s event is shaping up to include even more Community Partners representing every possible kind of service for seniors. The Senior Life Expo is not a commercial expo put on by a professional exhibition company for profit, where the major focus is entertainment and giveaways. This is truly a place where seniors, and those who care about them, can come to get questions answered, to seek out services available for now or for the future. Please see the link below with the current list of participating partners as well as current seminar schedule. This will continue to be updated as the list changes.
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YOUR Community 9 News Health Fair Do not wait to make your health a priority. Welcome to the fair at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital! This is where you will find the most comprehensive, convenient and affordable health screening. Date: April 14, 2018 Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus 2350 Meadows Blvd.
Cinco de Mayo Street Party & Concert FREE Cinco de Mayo Street Party and Concert in Downtown Castle Rock. Event 5pm – 10pm. FREE bounce houses, live music, family activities and food vendors on site. Date: May 5, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Location: Perry Street between 3rd & 5th Street
Tri The Rock It’s waiting for you…all you have to do is try! Come for a day of fun, food, prizes and sports. This annual youth triathlon is for young athletes ages 5 to 14. From kids who have never heard of a triathlon to seasoned competitive triathletes, Tri the rock encourages kids to get out and give it a ‘Tri’. Date: May 20 Time: 8 am Race begins Location: Butterfield Crossing Park and Pool 3952 W. Butterfield Crossing Drive For more information and registration go to: https://events.com/r/ en_US/registration/tri-the-rock-youth-triathlon-castle-rock-may-733129
Meadows Parkway Roadwork to Occur This Summer-Open House on April 12 at The Grange
Vintage Market Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three-day event held several times a year in various communities. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues. Date: Friday, May 11, 2018 Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: 500 Fairgrounds Road 30
Sometimes, inconvenience is necessary for long-term gain. Roadwork is ahead on Meadows Parkway as the Town prepares to reconstruct the roadway between the bridge over U.S. Highway 85 and Prairie Hawk Drive. But the Town has been planning ahead. Work is expected to start around Memorial Day and last 75 calendar days. The goal is to complete the work while school is out for the summer. The timing of this project was purposely planned after the opening of Castle Rock Parkway/North Meadows Drive. In addition, the Town last year worked to improve Coachline Road for an anticipated increase in detour-related traffic. Now, a right-turn-only lane will be added from North Meadows Drive to Butterfield Crossing Drive in an effort to keep traffic moving through that intersection. Join us for an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at The Grange in The Meadows. Get Detour routes and details at CRgov.com/MeadowsParkway.
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Blood Drive, The Grange, April 9 Spring Craft Fair, The Grange, April 28 Spring Cleaning Made Easy, The Grange Parking Lot, May 12 Neighborhood Garage Sale, June 2 Pool Bash Party, The Grange Pools June 8 Music in the Meadows, Butterfield Park, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Our events are possible because of the hard work of our volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in your community please contact us to see how you can volunteer at the events. It is a great way for High School students to earn community service credit. Please contact Taylor Brown at 303-468-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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News You Can Use in the Meadows Community Association In this issue: APRIL-MAY 2018 Board of Directors President Stacey Sullivan Vice President Perveen Sayedy Secretary David Dostaler Treasurer Dana Weber Director Brandon Sullivan
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• Everyday Neighbor Pg. 36 • Lawn Maintenance & Water Responsibility Pg. 36 • Water Conservation Pg. 37 • Recycling Tips Pg. 37
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 www.nrc-neighbor.org.
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 37 36 APRIL-MAY 2018
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:
Then the system will make a match and send you an email invite titled ‘New User Registration’.
4. If the owner’s email address is NOT on file:
You will be prompted to enter your details and submit the registration for review. Once approved (usually same day), you will receive an email invite titled ‘New User Registration’.
5. Upon receiving the email invite, you need to click on the link for Option 1 (or Option 2) and you will then be directed to the ‘Site Terms and Agreement’ where you can enter your information and create a login and password. The login name cannot be an email and the password must be at least six characters long. 6. Once the registration is complete, you will be directed to the ‘Profile’ page where you can update contact information.
If you need assistance, please contact Dustin Lucas, Web Support Specialist, at DLucas@msihoa.com or at (720) 974-4186.
with a regular watering schedule can keep a lawn in good condition and conserve water. All of us need to remember that even in water restriction conditions that does not give us the 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 any more. 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 www.dmaconsumers.org. For tips on what to do with hard-to-recycle items, such as tennis shoes or DVDs, visit www.ecocycle.org . 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.
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MCA Information Please register on our website! 1. Navigate to the website address to the right of this sidebar. 2. Click on Welcome ‘Visitor’ and select ‘Register’. 3. 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. 4A. If the owner’s email address is on file: Then the system will make a match and send you an email invite titled ‘New User Registration’. 4B. If the owner’s email address is NOT on file:
You will be prompted to enter your details and submit the registration for review. Once approved (usually same day), you will receive an email invite titled ‘New User Registration’.
5. Upon receiving the email invite, you need to click on the link for Option 1 (or Option 2) and you will then be directed to the ‘Site Terms and Agreement’ where you can enter you information and create a login and password. The login name cannot be an email and the password must be at least six characters long. 6. Once the registration is complete, you will be directed to the ‘Profile’ page where you can update contact information. If you need assistance, please contact Dustin Lucas, Web Support Specialist, at DLucas@ msihoa.com or at (720) 974-4186.
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• 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!
Save the Dates • The April Board of Directors Meeting is Monday, April 16, 2018 The May Board of Directors Meeting is Monday, May 21, 2018 both from 6-8 pm. Location: The Grange • The April Architectural Committee Meeting is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The May Architectural Committee meeting is Tuesday, May 8, 2017, both are 6:30 pm. - 8:30 pm. Location: The Grange
Exciting Websites to Access: For the Meadows Event Calendar visit: http://www.meadowslink.com/pageview.aspx?p=public-calendar.aspx For the Castle Rock Event Calendar visit: http://www.crgov.com/calendar.aspx For the Douglas County Event Calendar visit: www.douglas.co.us/eventscenter/ Useful MCA Information Visit the following website for: Trash & Recycling Holiday Calendar for the MCA: http://www.themeadowscommunityassociation.com/view/trash-removal-and-recycling-information.aspx
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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, April 30, 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. meadowslink.com 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 weâ€™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 www.meadowslink.com), during normal business hours or during one of the extended facility hours designated Pool Registration Days listed below: Extended Pool Registration Hours at The Grange Mondays in May, 5-8 pm, the week of May 21-25, and May 29-June 1, from 5-8 pm and every Saturday in May, 10am-5pm.
MCA Pool Pass Information 2018 SEASON POOL PASSES May 26 - September 3
10 am-8 pm Grange Pools; 10 am-8 pm Taft House May 26-August 5, August 6-September 3, Monday Through Friday 3:30-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-8 pm MCA Pool Pass Information for residents living within The Meadows Community Association Area (Filings 1-9) MCA Pool Pass Fees 2018 Youth Pass (3-17) $ Adult/Senior Pass (18+) $ Caregiver Pass $ Family Pass $
110 125 50 340 up to four household members, additional person $45 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 $50 for the entire 2018 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. A household must purchase a youth pass and an adult pass in order to purchase a Caregiver pass. 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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