Learn, Live and Laugh This Weekend

July 13, 2017

Plan to learn, live and laugh this weekend if you live in or around the master-planned community of Southshore! This weekend you can enjoy live music from a Santana tribute band or 80s musicians recreating classic 80s jams, learn about robotics, aviation, or how to swim, and watch an outdoor movie on the Town Square at Southlands Mall!

TODAY/TONIGHT! Thursday, July 13

Get set to “Build a Better World Through Music and Movement” in a lively concert featuring Katherine Dines and her award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta music! All ages are invited to a performance that’s full of zany props, audience participation, creativity and fun.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
10:30 a.m.

GradePower Learning’s proprietary SAT program prepares students using an integrated and comprehensive approach to studying. This program won’t just help students study for entrance exams – it will help students learn the preparation, studying, critical thinking, and learning skills that they will use over and over again throughout their college careers. Students will take a diagnostic practice test prior to the start of their group sessions and a second test right before their final group session.

Southlands Mall, 6235 S. Main St., Suite 210, Aurora
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-928-7644

New Sensation provides a thrilling ride to the crazy days of MTV and mullets. From the band Journey to Michael Jackson, the great music of the 80s is performed by this exciting band featuring some of Colorado’s finest musicians.  Amazing vocals do justice to all the stadium rock anthems of the video age and you can’t help but move to the beat and sing along!

Southlands Mall, Town Square, Aurora
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 14

Come check out Blue Bear Farm, an urban farm located behind the Denver Center for Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Denver. As part of this urban farm tour, you’ll learn about organic produce and enjoy a three-course lunch prepared by Chef Bryan Zimmerman.

First Course: Grilled Fairytale Eggplant, Cured Grape Tomatoes, Burratina, Arugula Pesto; Second Course: Lamb Sausage, Braised Dragon Tongue and Garbanzo Beans, Saffron Rice, Roasted Baby Carrots; Dessert Course: Melon Panna Cotta, Macerated Berries, Whipped Cream. Your meal will include iced tea, soda, or coffee. Any alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the cash bar.

Blue Bear Farm, 700 14th St., Denver
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Friday/Monday, July 14/17

Total Body Aqua Fitness is a fun aerobic workout in the water and a great way to improve muscle strength, endurance and flexibility without over-stressing your joints. Learn how to exercise with a low-impact maneuvers that use water as resistance. This class is for all levels and ages every Friday and Monday The Lakehouse pool. Attendees are encouraged to wear water shoes.

The Lakehouse Pool, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Phone: 720-870-2221

Friday-Saturday, July 14-15

Starving, dreaming, eccentric, fashionable and talented artists compete in a juried show and you’re invited to the open house! Those DAM Artists, DAM East/West, and The Aurora Art Group is hosting its third juried show and experience “inside the box!” The group is a new art collaborative with the goal of bringing a larger visual arts presence to Aurora and is intent on building a community of artists.

Aurora Art Group, 12598 E. Bates Cir., Aurora
Fri.,5:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-985-5830

Friday-Sunday, July 14-16

This 43-year tradition is an antiques show that features between 85 and 100 antique and vintage dealers from around the country. The dealers travel the globe to find new and interesting items to bring to the show to dazzle collectors and antique buffs. Children under 12 are admitted free, and all attendees are welcome to enjoy the café and coffee cart as you stroll through the Mart.

Denver Mart/Expo Building, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri./Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Grab some friends and compete in a three-day, statewide Outdoor Adventure Quest! Using an app, your team will spend an epic weekend accomplishing tasks in 12 different sporting categories (like hiking, biking, rafting, hot springs and breweries!) to earn points. Each challenge task is worth a specific point value. To earn those points teams will upload photos/videos proving they were there and completed the task. A live, in-app scoreboard will keep track of teams across the state so you can see how you’re doing. To register and for more information, click here.

Virtual and Statewide
Phone: 480-313-0372
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Saturday, July 15

Whether it’s a drop-in to hang out or a special themed night, enjoy a fun Saturday evening with friends playing ping-pong, Guitar Hero or Rock Band, foosball, billiards or other board games. Register here! (There is a five-participant minimum and please note in August the new YMCA location is 6205 S. Main St., Suite 112.)

Teen Center, Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
6:30-10:30 p.m.
$7 per person

Saturday, July 15

Dive in and make a splash at the launch party for Denver Design Week. With giveaways (like a new vacuum from Miele!), games, a photo wall, scrumptious samples from local restaurants and sips from local distilleries, breweries and wineries! Click here for a schedule of events.

The Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

The six-piece Blu Rose Dance Band is coming back to Aurora! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and prepare to enjoy an evening of entertainment and refreshment. Food and drink will be available for sale while you enjoy covers from The Eagles, Lady Antebellum, John Denver, Fleetwood Mack, Rascal Flatts, John Mellencamp, the Doobie Brothers and the Zac Brown Band.

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Monday, July 17

Be sure to RSVP today if your child is going to the Cub Club event on Thursday, July 20. The activities will include a pre-concert dance party before the Southlands Summer Concert on Town Square. Kids will learn some dance moves taught by Dance Scene Studios that they can then practice at the concert. Click here to RSVP.

Southlands Mall Town Square, SOS Dance Floor, Main Street, Aurora
Phone: 720-870-2221

Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Students ages 8 to 12 will be immersed in aviation and space activities inside the museum’s WWII-era Air Force hangar that is filled with over 50 types of aircraft and space vehicles. By designing water rockets, a Martian Settlement and gliders, campers will learn to troubleshoot some of the challenges tackled by today’s top aerospace engineers. Campers can take advantage of before and after care if desired, from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $295
Phone: 303-360-5360

Still plenty of time to sign up your preschooler, adolescent or teenager for swim lessons at The Lakehouse pool. With a 150-year history of helping people learn to swim, the Y’s swimming classes are designed to teach lifelong skills to people of all ages and ability levels.

The Lakehouse Pool, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
Register here
Phone: 720-870-2221

This camp offers an introduction to programming, coding, and robotics for campers ages 7 to 13. Activities include the fun of building with LEGO® bricks, PLUS the challenge of learning computer programming and coding. Using drag-and-drop icon-based WeDo® software, campers will take their first steps into the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip them to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. As a bonus, campers will work with the newest members of the Bricks 4 Kidz family – Dash & Dot and Robot Mouse. Students will learn basic coding with these fun, interactive robots in an action-packed week that combines real-life skills with real-kid fun!

Southlands Mall, 6235 S. Main St., Suite 210, Aurora
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-928-7644

Wednesday, July 19

The city of Aurora, Colorado invites you to a few hours of FREE, fun entertainment. It’s a great way to get the kids outside this summer with free, healthy snacks, inflatables, board and field games, plus an opportunity to try their/your hand at golf. A gymnastics team will be onsite, as well as the library with plenty of fun crafts!

Mission Viejo Park, S. Mission Pkwy. near S. Chambers and E. Hampden, Aurora
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-7182

The Green Valley Ranch Summer Concert Series is hosting Soul Sacrifice, the classic rock, Latin and blues band that faithfully recreates the music of the legendary band, Santana. Featuring burning renditions of Latin-fused rock classics like Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman, Jingo Lo Ba and Soul Sacrifice, this tribute band delivers breathtaking guitar ballads and the signature multicultural sound and spirit that is Santana.

Green Valley Ranch Amphitheatre, 4900 Himalaya Rd., Denver
6:00 p.m.

Almost better than a drive-in movie is watching a movie outdoors on the square! This week’s showing is Disney’s Moana, the 2016 animated musical fantasy is about the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe, who sets sail for help when a blight strikes her island, in hopes of saving her people.

Southlands Mall/Town Square, Aurora

Learn About Life at the Lake — at Southshore!

Homeowners living next to the 800-acre Aurora Reservoir in the master-planned community of Southshore never run out of things to do: water recreation, live entertainment and the ability to learn something new year-round! Tour the beautiful new models from both Richmond American Homes, and  Century Communities at Southshore. It’s life at the lake in a brand-new ranch or two-story home priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.