The Official Publication for Residents and Friends of The Meadows Castle Rock, Colorado 80109
Events & LEISURE Your
Book Exchange Royal Ball at The Grange Valentineâ€™s Day Dinner and Show Easter Eggstravaganza
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Table of Contents
YOUR Neighborhood | 4 MNC Staff Assessment Info Board of Governors Info All About Trash Grange & Taft Rental Information Annual Meeting New Year Resolution The Good Neighbor Award
YOUR Events and Leisure Guide | 11 Youth Classes PJ’s & StoryTime Parent-Child Fairy Garden Cake Parent-Child Paint Kids Ballet Babysitters Training Courses Kids Night Out
Royal Ball at The Grange
Adult Classes Odette’s Cuisine Cake Decorating Mixed Media Workshop Pinots & Palettes Card Class Jewelry Custom Chalkboard Exercise Classes Weekly Yoga Asanas & Alignment Workshop Guided Meditation Fit4Moms Krav Maga
YOUR Clubs | 24
WHO TO CALL…
The Meadows Hiking Club 6202 Cycling Club Bridge Club Mah Jongg Club Playgroup at The Grange Bunco Second 50’s Club
The Grange........................................ 303-814-2358 Taft House/MNC Admin Office.......720-476-4006 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 Clear Sky Elementary.......................303-387-5900 Meadow View Elementary..............303-387-5425
Home & Garden | 26
Soaring Hawk Elementary...............303-387-5825
New Homeowner Orientation Home & Garden Tips Jan-March Snow Removal in The Meadows Laws about Pets
Aspen View Academy......................720-733-3436 CR Middle School.............................303-387-1300 Castle View High School..................303-387-9000
SPECIAL EVENTS! Royal Ball at The Grange
YOUR Community | 30
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Show
School District News Wellspring Home & Garden Show Life Expo Job Fair
Book Exchange Easter Eggstravganza Volunteer Opportunities
The Grange Winter Hours Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm Fri 9 am-4 pm Sat 10 am-2 pm Sunday-Closed
MNC Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm The Grange & Taft Holiday Hours: Closed January 1-2 New Years Regular Office Hours Begin January 3
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.
Welcome to Meadows Family Dentistry, your neighborhood dental office, here in the Meadows of historic Castle Rock. Dr. Polson and the staff at Meadows Family Dentistry are a family focused Dental Practice providing ideal oral health for the entire family and first-class esthetic treatment for each individual.
• Raised in Douglas County and graduate of Douglas County High School • Graduate of University of Colorado School of Dentistry • Post-Graduate hospital based General Practice Residency, Burlington, Vermont
• 16 years Private Practice • 14 years Affiliate Faculty, Dental Residency Program • 10 years Consulting Dentist for Long Term Care Facility • Currently part-time clinical faculty at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, GPR Program
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3740 Dacoro Lane Suite 115, Castle Rock Colorado 80109 (303) 660-5576 In the Meadows Professional Plaza just south of the Castle Rock AMC Theaters
Neighborly News Assessment Payment Info - Assessments Due January 1, 2018 As of July 1, 2017, assessment payments for all homes in The MNC are $205 and are due quarterly. Residents in Upland Park, Tyler Park and Stewart Park have an additional alleyway assessment of $49 due quarterly. In some circumstances, depending on the lot location, residents in Tyler Park and the paired homes at The Villas at Stewart Park has an additional shared driveway assessment of $45/ quarterly, and Stewart Park carriage homes additional shared driveway assessment is $65/quarterly. Residents in Morgans Run, New Haven and The Villas at Stewart Park have an additional assessment paid through their sub-association. There are several ways to pay your assessments: • In person at MNC Admin Office-Taft House, or at The Grange • 24/7 after-hours drop box located at The Grange to the left of the front doors or Taft House on the south side of the Docket Room. • Online at www.Meadowslink.com, download the ACH form, complete and submit with a voided check to have your assessments withdrawn on the fifth of each quarter the assessment is due, or you can pay by credit card ($11 fee for credit card payment through the website) • Payments can be mailed to the lockbox and sent to: MSI, PO Box 173307, Denver, CO 80217-3307 If you utilize an online bill payment service, please update your account number and payment address so that your payment will be processed correctly. If you have any questions regarding payments, please do not hesitate to contact the MNC at 720-476-4006.
Board of Governors Meetings at the Taft House Wondering how your HOA does business? Have a question or comment you want to discuss with the Board? Come to a meeting at Taft House. Homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Most Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month and in order to accommodate different homeowner schedules, there are both afternoon and evening meeting times. The schedule for the Board of Governors upcoming meetings are:
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 Angela Johnson Community Manager email@example.com 303-814-3958 Brandon Perko Community Standards Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 720-476-4006
Taft House Taft House Annual Meeting, The Grange Budget Meeting, The Grange
Terri Swearingen Community Relations Coordinator email@example.com 720-476-4003
Homeowners are welcome to provide input, comments or ask questions at the beginning of every regular monthly Board meeting during a time called Open Forum. Homeowners may also request that an issue be discussed at the meeting by contacting your Community Manager, Angela Johnson at 303-814-3958.
Kent Krause Recreation Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org 303-814-3953
January 4 February 1 March 1 March 14
6 pm 2 pm 6 pm 6 pm
Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on Meadowslink.com in the Document Section.
MNC Board of Governors Joe Knopinski Charlotte Jensen Fonda Hamilton Kelsy Rooney Don Jensen
President Vice President/Treasurer Secretary Member at Large Member at Large
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
2018 District Delegates Donna Coto Royce Fisk Gordon Rollins Larry Canepa Michael Liimatainen Jennifer Waiton Rita Ruderman
District1Delegate@meadowslink.com District2Delegate@meadowslink.com District4Delegate@meadowslink.com District5Delegate@meadowslink.com District6Delegate@meadowslink.com District7Delegate@meadowslink.com District8Delegate@meadowslink.com
The Grange Winter Hours Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm Friday 9 am-4 pm Saturday 10 am-2 pm Sunday-Closed 4
The Grange in The Meadows 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-814-2358
Harris Grove, Patina, Suncatcher, Feathergrass Morgans Run, Briscoe Ranch Morningview, Watercolor, Weathervane, Fuller Bluff Sweetwood, Plainsong. Leafdale, Gambel Oak Upland Park, Tyler Park New Haven, Starling Hill Stewart Park
MNC Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm The Grange & Taft Holiday Hours: Closed January 1-2 New Years Regular Office Hours Begin January 3
We follow the DCSD Delay and Closure Policy. If the Douglas County School District is closed, The Grange and MNC Admin Offices are closed. On a delayed schedule, our offices open 90 minutes later than the normal time.
Taylor Brown Assistant Recreation Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 303-468-5212
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State-of-the Art Office Sedation Dentistry Available Accepts Most Major Insurances Specially Trained/Child Friendly Staff Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist Over 13 Years Dental Experience Here in tHe Meadows
Michael Townsend, DDS Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
2352 Meadows Boulevard, Suite 200 Castle Rock www.CastleRockKidsDentistry.com
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Neighborly News NEWS YOU CAN USE
Annual Meeting is March 1 Please Cast Your Ballot/Proxy to Achieve Quorum The Member’s Annual meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 6 pm at The Grange. Enjoy treats, slideshow presentation of this year’s events/programs successes, and the Annual District Delegate Meetings. The meetings for District #1 begins at 6 pm, and move quickly, and each successive District’s meeting will immediately follow until all Districts’ elections have concluded. At the annual meeting, Members will cast one vote for the Delegate position (one owner vote per home) and will elect a Delegate to represent each of their respective districts. We have District #1 which includes neighborhoods Suncatcher, Patina, Harris Grove, and Feathergrass; District #2 is Briscoe Ranch, Panorama, and Morgan’s Run; District #4 is Morningview, Watercolor, Weathervane, and Fuller Bluff; District #5 is Sweetwood, Plainsong, Leafdale, Gambel Oak; District #6 is Upland Park, Tyler Park, and Echelon Apartments; District #7 is New Haven; and District #8 is Stewart Park. Biographies of all the District Delegates running for the positions will be available on www.Meadowslink.com. Each candidate will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the Members at the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to attend the March 1, 2018, meeting, you will receive a ballot/proxy in the mail with a postage-paid envelope that
So Your New Year’s Resolution was to Become Involved in Your Community? Interested in running for a seat on the Meadows Neighborhood Board of Governors? Come and learn what it takes to be a board member to serve on our Board of Governors. What is the commitment? Do you have enough time? What job specifications, responsibilities and fiduciary duties does each board member have? January 18, 6:30 pm, at The Grange Please call or register to attend this training session by January 12 at 303814-3952, or email Michele at email@example.com. What does it take to become a Board member? The person must be an owner of a privately owned site within the Neighborhood company area, and be at least eighteen years old. It also takes a dedication to your community and a time commitment of a minimum of one board meeting a month on the first Thursday each month and a willingness to make decisions for the greater good of the community. An understanding or experience serving on a non-profit board is helpful but not required. We also have executive sessions when needed to discuss litigation, or personnel matters. Board members receive monthly board packets with current Association information so they can be reviewed, and be prepared to discuss and make decisions at the monthly board meetings. The elected position would serve a two-year term which would begin June 2018. Running for the board requires attendance at several meetings through the election process as well as attending the annual meeting and budget meeting each year in March. The nominating committee will interview 6 JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018
identifies your District. A proxy allows you to designate a person to vote on your behalf, at the meeting, for the person whom you wish your vote to be cast in your absence. (This is why it is called a proxy.) If you then decide to attend the meeting, your proxy will be revoked and you may vote in person on March 1st, by ballot. You may also revoke your proxy in writing if filed with the Secretary before the vote. It is imperative you either cast your vote on the ballot or designate your proxy so that we can establish quorum. If we do not meet quorum, we have to do another mailing which increases the election costs to the Association. Please cast your vote with your ballot or by completing the proxy and return it to Taft House no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 5pm. Your participation is essential so that the necessary number of Members required in order to conduct the meeting are present, in person or by proxy. There is a quorum required for this election (10% of the votes in your District) and it is imperative that we have your participation, so please vote! Check your mailbox for the prepaid ballot postcard, check your choice, sign at the bottom and mail back as soon as you can. Without a quorum, we will have to repeat the mailing and reconvene, doubling the cost to our Association. The record date for this meeting is February 2, 2018. This is the cut-off date for homeowners new to the Association and determines our quorum number. In accordance with Section 4.5 of the Bylaws, this notice is sent not less than fifteen (15) days nor more than sixty (60) days prior to the meeting of Members, so you should receive your ballot/proxy in the mail by February 13, 2018.
each of the candidates and propose a slate of nominees for the ballot. The Board of Governors is a policymaking board to assist in managing the affairs of the Association. We will be holding an informational meeting for all residents that are interested in running for the board January 18 at 6:30 pm at The Grange. All potential candidates are urged to attend. Perhaps, you are not quite ready to serve on the Board and need to learn more about the Association before making the commitment. We also have District Delegate positions, as the community is broken up into seven districts. The District Delegates are elected annually to represent the homeowners within their respective District. The Delegates serve a one-year term and in their role as Delegate, they approve the Budget and elect homeowner representatives to the Board of Governors. If you are interested in running as a Board of Governor, or a Delegate for your District, please submit a brief one paragraph statement of candidacy and a resume no later than February 2, 2018, mail or drop off your statement at The Grange, 3692 Meadows Blvd, or Taft House at 3570 Celestial Avenue, or you may email your statement to Michele Ray-Brethower, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding the positions, please feel free to email Michele, or call 303-814-3952. Candidate bios will be posted on Meadowslink.com as soon as they are available. Please note: If you are interested in the Board of Governor or District Delegate position you must be available on March 1, 2018, for the Annual Members Meeting, March 14, 2018, for the annual budget presentation and the Annual Delegate meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
The Grange and Taft House Rental Information The Grange offers a beautiful, affordable venue for your wedding, birthday party, or private event up to 125 people. If you are looking for an intimate, rustic setting, look no further! The Taft House is a smaller meeting space that is great for smaller events up to 25 people. Please visit www.meadowslink.com for all of our rental information including fees, policies, and procedures or call 303-814-2358 for more information.
GRANGE RENTAL INFO Meadows Neighborhood Company Residents Meadows Community Association Residents Non-Profit Community Use Non-Resident Use Business Use Grange Damage Deposit
FEE $65-$125/hour $85-$160/hour $85/hour $225/hour $225/hour $500
TAFT HOUSE RENTAL INFO Meadows Neighborhood Residents MCA Residents/Non-Profit Community Use Business Use/Non-Resident Taft House Damage Deposit
$50/hour $70/hour $150/hour $250
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Neighborly News 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 Managementâ€™s efficiency in trash collection by utilizing all the fully mechanized, current automatic collection capabilities. One of the big changes is all the trash must be contained in a Waste Management provided trash cart to allow the truck to pick up the can and collect the garbage with its mechanized arms, which will no longer require the driver to get out at every house to load up all the trash that is on the curb. Additional bags and boxes full of trash curbside will not be available for pickup. Customers who have already purchased 2nd trash or recycle carts may continue to use them at no charge, but no refunds will be issued on the previously purchased equipment. If you need more than 2 trash carts, or 2 recycling carts, there will be a fee for any additional carts that 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. 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 pickups, 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 Good Neighbor Award recognizes the ongoing efforts of neighbors within The Meadows who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood, or to other neighbors; all by being NEIGHBORLY! Please give some thought of those in your neighborhood who might qualify for the Good Neighbor award. The award is open to anyone, an individual, a couple, a family, and there is no age limit to whom can be nominated. Is there a neighbor that goes above and beyond? Ie., Watching your house while on vacation, taking care of your pet, mowing your lawn, bringing your trash cans from the curb while you are on vacation, doing snow removal when you are unable, or even bring you a meal when you are ill. Recognize the good neighbor in your neighborhood and nominate that special resident today! Please send an email to mray-brethower@ meadowslink.com and include the nominee and their address that you are recommending for the award and what they have done to be deserving of the nomination or how they make your neighborhood better. Be sure to include your name and contact information, email and phone, and we will make sure that special Meadows resident is recognized!
3990 Limelight Avenue, Suite D Castle Rock, CO 80109
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Grand Opening February 2nd & 3rd!
4395 Regent Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 www.meadowsselfstorage.com
STORAGE UNITS • CLIMATE CONTROLLED UNITS • RV AND BOAT STORAGE 10 JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018
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 January 3 February 7 March 7 April 4
Time 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Theme Wonderful Winter Tales Polar Pals Books with Bite! Unexpected Twists
PARENT-CHILD FAIRY GARDEN CAKE Does your child love fairy gardens? Join us for the fun-filled fairy garden class...cake edition! In this class, the participants will learn how to frost their cake to look like bark. Then they will learn how to handle fondant and mold a fairy door, mushrooms, butterflies, and flowers to add a whimsical touch to their fairy house. A four inch layered cake, frosting, fondant and molds are provided in the cost of registration. Date: January 20 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per child) Age Requirement: Child 7+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: January 13 Location: Grange Special Note: Just the child has to register. One parent/guardian must attend with the child. Multiple children can attend the class with one parent/guardian. Parents are welcome to register if they would also like to make their own cake but it is not required for this course.
PARENT-CHILD PAINTING Let’s have some fun and learn about Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky! His paintings use color to show emotions rather than painting an object to look real. This concept is particularly intriguing to young children as they generally strive to make all their drawings look as real as possible. Introducing young children to Kandinsky’s abstract artwork encourages them to see that art is created many ways. 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: March 10 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: March 3 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.
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KIDS BALLET CLASSES Come and spend a magical time with your child while they learn to dance to music with Boutique Dance Academy at the Taft House. Young dancers will learn the vocabulary of ballet, basic stretches and barre exercises in a fun, friendly, and positive manner. 3-4 Year-Old Ballet Date: Mondays - Six Week Course January 8, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 26 – No class on January 15 or February 19 (Due to holidays), March 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 10:00 am-10:45 am Cost: $60 Resident/$65 Non-Resident (January and February Combined 6 Week Course) $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (March) Age Requirement: 3-4 Registration Deadline: One week before the start date of each month Location: Taft House 5-7 Year-Old Ballet Date: Wednesdays January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 5:15 pm-6:00 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (Per Month) Age Requirement: 5-7 Registration Deadline: One week before the start date of each month Location: Taft House BABYSITTERS TRAINING COURSES The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitter training and will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who is certified by the American Red Cross. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. BABYSITTERS TRAINING WITH PEDIATRIC CPR/FIRST AID During this Babysitter’s Bootcamp, you will learn all about children’s ages and stages of development, how to hold and feed infants, and how to change diapers. You will also learn pediatric rescue breathing, CPR, first aid, and business savvy! Date: Saturday, February 3 and Saturday, February 10 (Two-day course) Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Both Saturdays) Cost: $120 Resident/$130 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 11-15 Registration Deadline: January 27 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 sessions.
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 The Meadows will be offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Show this evening for those looking for a fun date night while your kids attend Kids Night Out. Please see the special events section for additional information. Date: February 10 Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Cost: $12 Resident/ $15 Non-Resident (per child) Age Requirement: 4 - 11 Registration Deadline: February 3 Registration Maximum: 20 Kids Location: Taft House
Keep your trash cans appropriately stored from view. Trash cans can only be in view during normal trash days. Trash cans need to be off the sidewalk with the wheels touching the curb. RVs and trailers can only be stored outside for 24 hours or less in a seven day period. Exterior modifications to your house or landscape require prior approval from the ARC. Please visit www.meadowslink.com to obtain an application. Short-term rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO are strictly prohibited in The Meadows Neighborhood.
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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! January Menu The January menu will feature stuffed cabbage rolls cooked in white wine, tomato, and chicken broth filled with ground pork and turkey. The dessert will be an Alsatian apple tart. Date: January 22 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $29 Resident/$34 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: January 18 Location: Grange February Menu The February menu is just in time for Valentine’s Day and will feature a flambe cognac steak au poivre served with a green peppercorn cream sauce. The second entrée will be a cognac and white wine shrimp Napoleon. The sides will be a yellow bell pepper orzo gratin and asparagus flan. Make sure to save room for the raspberry Napoleon dessert. Date: February 12 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $34 Resident/$39 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: February 7 Location: Grange March Menu Join us in March for an Easter themed dinner. We will start with a cream of mushroom soup topped with basil and gorgonzola cheese. The entrée will be patty shells filled with chicken and a mushroom béchamel sauce. The side will be a vegetable mix sautéed in a shallots, garlic and herb butter. The dessert will feature a French lemon tart. Date: March 12 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $29 Resident/$34 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: March 7 Location: Grange
CAKE DECORATING Start the New Year by learning a new skill!! The course will be taught by Lu Ann Brown who is a certified cake decorating instructor. She has taught over 500 students and has 35 years of experience. Come and expand your decorating skills and don’t miss out on the fun! VALENTINE FLOODED SUGAR COOKIES This class will teach you how to get the perfect royal icing consistency for outlining, flooding and piping your sugar cookies. We will cover how to use a disposable piping bag as well as how to make your own parchment bags. We will do basic flooding, wet on wet designs, marbling, and simple stenciling. All cookies, icing, and supplies are provided. Date: February 11 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: February 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. 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
MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP – HEARTS! What word describes the feelings in your heart as we move into the New Year and think about our lives and the ones we love? Think about a word that centers on your character and creates a vision for your future and how you feel about your life. Our words give a voice to our soul. Let’s put it into a piece of ART! In this workshop, we will cut, paste, paint and create. We will focus on and around the word you have chosen ~ what colors make you “feel” your word, what textures do you want to incorporate, are there images you see when you think of your word? We will work on a 6” x 6” and an 8” x 8” substrate and incorporate rusty, tin vintage hearts into our artwork to complete our pieces. Participants should cut words out of a magazine or newspaper to bring to the class. The class is limited to 12 people, so you can feel safe in a warm and welcoming environment where there is no judgment or criticism. You are free to CREATE without boundaries. Details: All supplies are included. Length of this workshop is 2-3 hours. We will provide complementary water, sodas and some light appetizers for your enjoyment. Date: January 27 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $55 Resident/$60 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: January 20 Location: Grange
PINOTS & PALETTES Channel your inner artist, glass of wine in hand, as Artist Donna Martin teaches you how to create a painting on a canvas at The Grange. You’ll enjoy a fun evening of painting and chatting while you all work towards making the same painting with your friends and neighbors by your side. All supplies will be provided and each participant will leave with a piece of art to remember this fun experience. The wine is included in your registration fee. Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age. February Pinots Date: February 23 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: February 16 Location: Grange
March Pinots Date: March 9 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: March 2 Location: Grange
N EW CARD CLASS Get creative with our new card workshop. Get all of your card needs out of the way in this card sampler class and make a set of holiday cards for the year. Eight different card designs including the following holidays: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. The picture is just an example of what can be created. Date: January 25 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: January 18 Location: Taft House
CUSTOM CHALKBOARD – VALENTINE’S DAY Have you ever wanted to learn how to create beautiful chalkboard art?! Now is your chance. We bring all supplies to you.... Beautifully designed chalk transfers, many different colors of our chalk paste, and blank chalkboard for you to apply the design to. This is all included in the class fee. When the class is over you get to take home a Pinterest worthy chalkboard sign!
Date: February 1 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 25 Location: Grange
N EW 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. All supplies and tools are included in the registration fee. Metal blanks are also included but if you would like to bring extras you may do so. Be sure to bring your favorite sayings and messages with you to stamp the class away. Date: February 8 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $63 Resident/$68 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: February 1 Age Requirements: 15+ Location: Grange
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Adult Classes Health and Fitness WEEKLY YOGA Looking for a yoga class to get energized while helping you build strength and flexibility? Fitness instructor Jasmine Rinehart will be at the Taft House to teach a unique yoga class. Using a Power Yoga format, this fastpaced 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 crosstraining fitness plan when you are striving for that “one extra degree”. Dates: Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 (No Class January 2) February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24 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. ASANAS & ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP Yoga is an important component to any “workout” or “fitness” program for individuals of all levels. Athletes and beginners alike benefit from improved coordination, increased range of motion and flexibility and endurance. But often times the fast pace of a “flow” class can be confusing or too advanced for beginners. Without a foundation of the fundamental poses, students may be confused or even risk injury. This class breaks down the most common poses (ASANAS) from the ground up, in a slower-paced workshop format. Students will learn proper alignment in order to help protect the body and at the same time, learn to make adjustments or modifications in their individual body to get the most benefits. This class is perfect for beginners, advanced yogis looking to enhance their practice and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of alignment. Date: January 13 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 6 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House GUIDED MEDITATION: HOW TO LIVE MORE FULFILLED If you are looking for more peace, fulfillment, and happiness in your life then join us in learning to meditate through guided meditation. Students will learn techniques that will guide them to find their life’s purpose and greater fulfillment in their current life. This class is for all levels from beginner to advanced meditators. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. 16
N EW FIT4MOMS FIT4MOM® is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. Come see how we’re helping to give moms the “STRENGTH FOR MOTHERHOOD!” at Stroller Strides! Stroller Strides® is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Get a total body workout without paying for childcare, all while your child(ren) are entertained in their strollers! It’s fun for all fitness levels! Jogging stroller not needed, just a reliable stroller that is easy to push. Helping YOU to make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life! ® Dates: Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident (per month) Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each month Location: Taft House
KRAV MAGA Krav Maga is real self-defense for a real world. Learn to protect yourself and your family no matter your size, skill level or fitness level. Krav Maga is easy to learn and is a great alternative or addition to a traditional gym workout. Krav Maga teaches you to react quickly and adapt to a variety of situations. Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26 (four-week Course) Time: 6:30 pm-7:15 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $49 Resident/$54 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: February 26 Age Requirement: 13+ Location: Taft House
Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident (Total for four-week course) Registration Deadline: January 4 Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class. Please bring your own yoga mat.
The Grange Book Exchange
This event is for all the readers in the community! Just how does the Book Exchange work? Participants are encouraged to bring their used books and DVD’s to The Grange in boxes that you do not want back. These items can be dropped off at The Grange during the following dates/times. Drop Off Dates/Times January 8-January 11 from 9:00 am-8:00 pm at The Grange
Participants can come back for the main event on Saturday, January 13th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and rummage through hundreds of books and take whatever you would like to read. The Grange staff and a group of wonderful volunteers will have gone through all of the books and organized them into various categories. The event is completely free and you do not have to donate books to be able to come to the exchange. There is no limit on the number of books or movies you can take and all items are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we are unable to accept encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or outdated school books and how-to instruction books (Example: Learn Windows 98).
Book Drop off Dates/Times: January 8-January 11 from 9:00 am-8:00 pm at The Grange Book Exchange Event Date/Time: January 13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Cost: Free Age Requirement: All Ages Welcome Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Special Note: We recommend that participants bring a tote bag or box with them to the event to make it easier to bring their books back home. The Meadows Neighborhood Company also reserves the right to refuse to accept books at their discretion.
Please do not bring books with you to the actual event on Saturday, January 13th as we will not accept them. All books need to be dropped off during the designated drop off times January 8th -11th.
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: January 26 Time: Timeslots available 8:30 am-12:15 pm Registration: Please sign up on www.meadowslink.com Registration Deadline: Please try to sign up as soon as possible and at least a week prior to the blood drive to ensure we get all of the spots filled. Location: Grange Parking Lot Special Note: Please bring your driver’s license to your appointment. The next Blood Drive will be April 27.
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Soiree Royal BallHoliday at TheWine Grange
Are there any princes and princesses out there dreaming about attending a magical ball? This is your chance to dress up your dad, mom, grandma, grandpa, or any other special adult figure in your life and have them accompany you to the Royal Ball! Participants will enjoy a night of dancing, fabulous refreshments, and other exquisite treats. Sign up early because this event fills up fast and space is limited. Participants must pre-register. We will not be selling tickets at the door as the tickets sell out prior to the event date. Date: February 3 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Cost: $12 per person (Meadows Residents Only) Ages: For children 4-12, and must be accompanied by an adult Registration Deadline: January 27
Volunteer Opportunities Our events are possible because of the hard work of our volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, please contact us to see how you can volunteer at the events. It is a great way for High School students to earn community service credit. Please contact Kent Krause at 303-814-3953 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We also are accepting resumes/letters of interest for the Budget and Finance, Recreation and Nominating Committees, as well as District Delegate opportunities for election in March 2018. Please contact Michele Ray-Brethower with questions, inquiries or to submit your resume at 303-814-3952 or email@example.com. 18
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Show Take the pressure of planning a romantic night out or scrambling to find a date off your shoulders and join us at The Grange for a special Valentine’s Day dinner and show. Don’t have a date? No problem, grab a few friends for a fun night out. Dream Masterz Award Winning Magic Team, Joe Givan and Carol Massie will be at The Grange for a night of magic, illusion and special effects. Joe and Carol have won 3 World championships in magic competitions. They had their own show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and starred in a television show, World’s Greatest Super Magicians. This award winning pair is sure to please! Admission includes a catered dinner, open beer and wine bar and admission to the show. Be sure to sign up early because pre-registration is required and space is limited! If you are in need of a sitter, the MNC will also offer a Kids Night Out at the Taft House for ages 4-12 years old. Please see the Youth Programs section for more details. Date: February 10 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident (per person) Ages Requirement: 21+ - Please bring a driver’s license to verify your age. Location: The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Registration Deadline: February 3 Special Note: If you have a dietary restriction, please let us know during registration.
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This annual spring celebration will take place at Butterfield Park in The Meadows. Over 30,000 Easter Eggs will be available in the egg hunt for children ages 0- 10 years old. Bring your Easter basket and your camera! The event will also feature kiddie trains, large inflatable rides, the Easter Bunny and food vendors. Participants can stop into The Grange from March 26-30 to fill out their liability waiver for the rides and get their wristbands in advance if they wish to avoid the waiver lines during the event.
We have added a new timeslot at 1 pm. This timeslot will be open to children with special needs and it is designed to offer a less crowded and hectic egg hunt experience. Date: March 31 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: Free Location: Butterfield Park (3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr.)
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Egg Hunt Timeline Special Needs Age 0-2 Age 3-4 Age 5-6 Age 7-8 Age 9-10
1:00 pm at the South Site 1:20 pm at the North Site 1:40 pm at the South Site 2:00 pm at the North Site 2:20 pm at the South Site 2:40 pm at the North Site
Pancake Breakfast with Santa
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YOUR Clubs THE MEADOWS HIKING CLUB
The purpose of The Meadows Hiking Club is to provide an opportunity for those interested in hiking to meet other hikers on a regular basis and experience a variety of different hikes. Our hiking experience will range from less strenuous evening hikes (Thursdays) to more aggressive and difficult hikes (Saturdays) up some of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. If you have questions or would like to join you may e-mail RickNolan at rick.nolan48@ yahoo.com.
Come join us and learn to play Mah Jongg (Mahjong, Mjiang)- Regardless of the spelling, it is a four player Chinese tile game of skill and strategy similar to Rummy. The object is to be the first player to complete a valid hand of 14 tiles. Players do this by assembling tiles into one of many pattern-based combinations or “hands”. Dates: Tuesdays Times: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) For more information, call Naarah Turpen 303-947-9640
There is a new club offered at The Grange! On the third Friday of every month we will offer Bunco. As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. Each attendee is asked to bring a snack or drink to share. You must reserve your spot ahead of time with Diana Fabia at 209-607-3064. Dates: The third Friday of every month Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)
BRIDGE GROUP AT THE GRANGE
Join in for a friendly game of Bridge twice a month at The Grange. Players must have some Bridge playing experience, but all levels are welcome. If you would like to join the group or would like more information, please contact Mary Jane Ferrara at 720-851-0325. Dates: 2nd and 4th Mondays Times: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) 22
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
Grab your little ones for a playgroup every Thursday at The Grange. For kids ages 0-5, this group is fun, relaxed, and provides a great opportunity for you and your children to meet others in your neighborhood. An attentive parent or caretaker must accompany all children. If your little one is under the weather, please keep him or her at home until they are feeling better. Ages: 0-5 Dates: Every Thursday Times: 10:30 am-12:00 pm Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)
SECOND FIFTIES LADIES CLUB 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 once a 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. January 18 – Shopping and Lunch at the Emporium in Downtown Castle Rock Join us in January at the Castle Rock Emporium for lunch at the Best Buddies Bakery. We will plan to meet for lunch at 11:00 am followed by exploring the Emporium for an antique, vintage and homemade shopping experience. Date: January 18 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: Free to attend – Cost of lunch will be on your own. Registration Deadline: January 11 February 8 – Afternoon Tea With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, join us for an Afternoon Tea at The Grange. An Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. Join us for an educational tea session along with scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries, cakes and various teas. Date: February 8 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $15 per person Registration Deadline: February 1 March 15 – Cherokee Ranch Tour In March, we will tour the Cherokee Ranch located in Sedalia, Colorado. Cherokee Castle’s unique architecture combines aspects of the Western United States and a 1450’s Scottish-style castle built in the 1920’s. The Castle is home to historic collections of fine art, furnishings and memorabilia from around the world. A guided tour of the Castle offers an intimate look upon one of Colorado’s finest hidden gems and all of the treasures housed inside and gives guests a great understanding and appreciation for the arts, education and conservation. Date: March 15 Time: 9:00 am-11:30 am (Includes drive time and tour) Cost: $15 per person Registration Deadline: March 1 - Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold to The Grange. Please call 303-814-2358 to purchase your ticket by March 1! After March 1, you will have to go directly through the Cherokee Ranch to purchase your ticket if space is available. Special Note: We will plan to meet at The Grange at 9:00 am and carpool to the Cherokee Ranch. The tour is scheduled for 9:30 am and will be approximately 90 minutes long. We should arrive back to The Grange around 11:30 am.
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
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, February 6 at 6:30 pm.
Home and Garden Tips January through March • Make sure to take down any holiday lights, and put away any holiday decorations by January 31. • Continue to maintain all curbs, gutters and sidewalks on or adjacent to your property free from snow and ice. • Spring snows are typically very moist, which can be heavy on your tree branches. When you can, knock snow off to prevent the branches from breaking. The moisture is great for roots that are just on the verge of growing. • You may notice your lawn starting to turn green in early March. The months of February and March are a great time to prune trees.
SNOW REMOVAL IN THE MEADOWS The following are general guidelines stages of priority for snow removal that will be put into effect during a winter storm. Please look out for neighbors who might need a hand with the snow, if you are able, please assist. Stage One Minor accumulation of snow - less than two (2) inches on road surface. Salt/sand will be applied as needed if snow is over an inch and the temperature is 20 degrees or lower or is forecast to remain below freezing for an extended period of time. Under these conditions, the salt and sand mix may be applied, melting the snow/ice into a slush that can be plowed off if necessary. For two (2) or more accumulated inches of snow, all MNC contractors will be prepared to begin plowing unless forecasted temperatures deem unnecessary. The plowing operations will begin after 2 or more inches of snow has accumulated and the snow has stopped falling. If snow falls for more than twelve (12) hours, the Contractor can perform snow removal in shifts. One snow removal per day per area when there is continuing snow event. The parking lots on or around MNC community buildings will be cleared once the storm has passed. These areas should be cleared within twenty-four (24) hours after a snow has stopped falling or two (2) hours prior to the opening of the facility for normal business. If the snow event is outside of the regular business hours and no events are scheduled in the buildings, we will forego snow removal in the parking lots as a priority one. Stage Two The MNC has three areas of alleyways and shared driveways. Alleyways are in Upland Park, Tyler Park and Stewart Park. Shared Driveways are in Tyler Park and Stewart Park. Snow removal will be a priority at these locations so that residents may get out of their garage and access public streets. Maps are provided to show removal for these areas. Stage Three Sidewalks adjacent to MNC Common areas near schools or “school walker” areas will be cleared prior to the school day commencing. We have several common area sidewalks that are addressed in each area during each snow event. Stage Four Sidewalks adjacent to MNC Common areas around mailboxes kiosks, parks, as well as fitness trails will be cleared following stage three. Community Manager will perform drive through inspection with contracted supervisor ensuring completion before crews leave property. 24
Under no circumstances will the MNC Snow Contractor be required to assist any homeowners with snow removal on their private property, or complete snow removal in areas that are not owned or maintained by the MNC. MNC recognizes that conditions may be so unusual or unexpected that a departure from these guidelines is necessary. Therefore, when conditions warrant, the Snow Removal Contract Manager in consultation with the Community Manager or Executive Director may order a departure from these guidelines when, in their opinion, conditions require such action. This guideline may be affected in total or in part, as a result of equipment breakdown, weather conditions, inadequacy of equipment, state or federal regulations, shortage of personnel, and any other unforeseen, uncontrollable or unanticipated acts. Resident Responsibilities To help the Town provide reasonable access to a drivable lane, all residents are asked to do the following in the event of a snowstorm: - Refrain from any unnecessary travel - Remove vehicles parked on the street, if possible - If a vehicle must be remain parked on the street, ensure it is legally parked (parallel/angled/straight in) and close to the curb - Yield to snow plow drivers When clearing snow from your sidewalk and driveway: - Please do not place snow from driveways, sidewalks or private property into the street. This is to ensure public safety vehicles can travel all roads. Pile snow onto turf areas for winter watering. - Property owners are legally required to clear sidewalks adjacent to their property within 48 hours after 2 inches of snowfall has accumulated. - Help the Castle Rock Fire Department by shoveling the area around the fire hydrant. In case of emergency, this will help firefighters find hookups that may be buried in the snow.
Laws about Animals and Pet Incessant barking can disturb the peace and quiet of a neighborhood. In addition, it is a violation of Douglas County Resolution 998100. No animal owner shall permit any animal to cause annoyance, alarm or noise disturbance for more the five minutes at any time of the day or night, by repeated barking. To report a problem with a barking dog, call the 24/7 nonemergency line, 303-663-6100 or report your concerns on line at http://etrakit.crgov.com/CRM/issue.aspx Know your responsibilities and the laws related to pets: • Dogs must be on a leash when off the owner’s property except when walking in a designated off-leash area. • Dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of their dog’s defecation both on and off the owner’s property. • A dog owner must ensure their dog does not bite, injure, chase, threaten, bark, howl at or disturb anyone. • Per section 9.19 Household Pets of the Community Declaration, Cats should be kept inside and in no case, may any free roaming cats be permitted in the MNC.
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YOUR Community FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
School District News The holiday season is officially here! I was excited to join members of my team at the Castle Rock Starlighting event in November. It’s always heartwarming to see the Castle Rock and greater Douglas County community come together for the festivities. Even though Douglas County is large (850+ square miles) -- our neighbors still come together as if it’s a small town and it makes me so proud to live and work in this great county. As we plunge into the joy and craziness of the holiday season, I wanted to take a few moments to update all of you on the happenings in our school district. One of the hallmarks of our great nation is our ability to have a peaceful transition of power, even after extremely divisive elections - the same holds true right here in Douglas County. In November 2017, we welcomed our newly elected school board members, as they were officially sworn into office at the Board of Education meeting. We also thanked our outgoing board members for their service to the district and the community. I hope you will join me in thanking Dr. Jim Geddes who served on the Douglas County School Board in District B (which includes The Meadows) from 2013 to 2017 - and in welcoming your newly elected School Board Member Anthony Graziano. Director Graziano and his wife Amy have lived in Castle Rock since 2004. They have two children -- Celeste, who attends Oregon State University and Nina, who attends Castle View High School. Director Graziano has been active volunteering in his daughters’ schools and in the community as a basketball coach. He and his family have hosted three different exchange students. Director Graziano, as well as the other newly elected Board members (Chris Cianco-Schor, Krista Holtzmann, and Kevin Leung), are hitting the ground running. They have been tackling many topics at board meetings, including officer roles, superintendent selection process, board training, and board committees. Learn more about Douglas County School District board meetings and watch via livestream at www.dcsdk12.org/ board-of-education. In December 2017, I attended the Colorado Association for 26
Schools Boards (CASB) Conference along with our newly elected board members. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know each other better -- and for our school board members to take advantage of some incredible professional development. I am so proud of our wonderful school district and humbled by the passion and commitment of the incredible people working in our schools, in our offices, on our buses, and throughout our district. I remain optimistic that we can work to bring our community together as we all look toward our common goal excellence for our kids. In the meantime, enjoy our beautifully decorated neighborhoods and the many upcoming community holiday events. Most importantly, enjoy your family and friends as we all share in the joy of this time of year.
Erin Kane Interim Superintendent Douglas County School District
Wellspring Community Provides for Adults with Special Needs There is something special going on in downtown Castle Rock that is capturing the heart of everyone who gets involved. Adults with Down Syndrome, Autism and all kinds of developmental disabilities are learning how to bake delicious made from scratch treats in a commercial kitchen, host and serve guests in a beautiful café, and create beautiful ceramics and woodcrafts in an art studio. But, that’s not all! Wellspring Community, a homegrown non-profit organization in downtown Castle Rock is giving adults with special needs the opportunity to live full and satisfying lives in a God-centered and nurturing environment. As parents of a child with special needs, Mary Lou and Bob Fenton recognized the lack of opportunities available for adults with developmental disabilities when their daughter, Emily, started high school and they recognized they only had a few years before school ended. What would Emily do every day that would give her meaning and purpose? And ensure that she was safe and happy? Where would she live and who would care for her when her parents could no longer provide her care? At the time, there were few options available and the Fentons became discouraged. But after months of researching and praying, they came up with a wildly audacious vision to create a work and residential com-
munity where they would create business enterprises specifically for adults with special needs. Enterprises where staff and volunteers would work alongside these adults to slow down the pace, make modifications and provide the support they would need to be successful. The vision also included on-going education and enrichment classes to enable Emily and her friends to learn new skills and develop their potential. And lastly, the vision included establishing homes where they could live together as family when their parents and caregivers were no longer able to provide their care. In January 2008, Mary Lou began teaching Emily and three of her sweet friends how to bake cookies in her kitchen on Thursday afternoons. In short order, the girls were having a blast and more friends wanted to join the fun. Wellspring was on its way! Today, Wellspring’s main location, including a commercial kitchen for their bakery operations, is located at 826 Park Street in Castle Rock, thanks to a wonderful partnership with Castle Oaks Covenant Church. Best Buddies Bakery & Café is located inside the Emporium, whose owners, Greg and Becky Boman, have generously donated the space for Wellspring’s use. Directly across the street from the Emporium, in the beautiful gray and pink historic building, Wellspring’s Artbeat Studio exists, thanks to the generous support of landlords, Jeff Cox and Debbie Richardson Cox. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our Castle Rock community Wellspring is now serving 70 individuals from five counties and working on plans to begin residential services. The need for Wellspring services are great. Please consider joining us in this amazing mission by making a donation at www.wearewellspring. org/donate or call 303-660-1935 for more information. Your generosity can change a life!
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YOUR Community Douglas County Lifestyle Expo The Douglas County Lifestyle Expo, presented by the Castle Rock Chamber, will feature companies, small businesses and nonprofits from across Colorado. You can kick off this great day with the Freeze Your Buns Off 5k. This event attracts between 1,500 and 3,000 patrons every year.
Castle Rock Home & Garden Show The leader in home show providers is coming to Castle Rock! March 30th â€“ April 1st 2018, at Douglas County Fairgrounds. Featuring the latest in design trends, remodeling, gardening, lifestyle and full home automation, as well as innovative home-based electronics at this cutting edge show. Tour local and national vendors with products and services for your home, garden and family living. Enjoy live demonstrations, food samples, and more. Admission is free!
Enjoy vendor booths, displays, and ongoing entertainment to encourage you to live, work and play in Douglas County. This event is FREE to the public to attend. The one-day event will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, Colorado from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Date: March 30, 12:00 pm-6:00 pm March 31, 10:00 am-6:00 pm April 1, 11:00 am-5:00 pm Location: Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Road Castle Rock, CO
Christmas Tree Recycling Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, garland, plastic wrap, tree stands, wire, rope, nails, etc. before bringing trees to be recycled. Live trees with artificial snow sprayed on the branches cannot be mulched. Drop-off tree recycling locations include the Douglas County Fairgrounds and Town of Castle Rockâ€™s Paintbrush Park. Drop-off Dates: December 26-January 31 Hours: Anytime Mulch: Available on-site while supplies last Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd, Castle Rock
Douglas County Job Fair Career & Community Resource Fair This event is facilitated by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to raise awareness about employment opportunities in Douglas County and to foster a thriving startup community. Employers attending the Job Fair will represent a wide variety of industries and have several different types of positions for which they will be hiring. Date: February 1, 2018 Time: 11:30 am-6:30 pm Website: castlerock.org/dcjobfair.htm
The Cityscapes at The Meadows
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Contact the Sales Center for special offers! Meadows Parkway & Bilberry Street, Castle Rock, CO 80109 303.850.5750 | RichmondAmerican.com Prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. Square footage is approximate. Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Actual homes as constructed may not contain the features and layout depicted and may vary from image(s). ÂŠ2017 Richmond American Homes, Richmond American Homes of Colorado, Inc.
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