Make it Memorable!

May 11, 2017

Make it a Mother’s Day to remember this weekend in and around the master-planned community of Southshore! With comedies, dramas and musical performances, plus a chocolate festival, farmer’s market, vintage market and painting party – you don’t have to make your head spin to show Mom a good time – just make a plan!

TODAY/TONIGHT! Thursday, May 11

Having problems with your digital device? Experts in the tech field will be on hand for two hours to answer your questions and troubleshoot issues you’re experiencing with your computer, smart phone or tablet. Plus, they can help you download eBooks, and give you step by step tutorials. Call ahead to find out about availability: 303-739-1572.

Hoffman PC Center and Library, 1298 Peoria St., Aurora
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1572

Calling all teens! If you like planning and creating meaningful library activities, this the place to be! Collaborate and add your voice to the Mission Viejo Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Attendance counts as volunteer hours and snacks will be served.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

The Audubon Society of Greater Denver is hosting an Open House for those interested in learning about the Audubon Master Birder program. This year-long program is for birders who wish to expand their skills and knowledge about birds. It is an intensive year of classes by local experts, field trips, field identification, homework and other assignments.

Audubon Nature Center, 11280 S. Waterton Rd., Denver
6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-973-9530

Thursday-Wednesday, May 11-16

Turn the city of Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt: Urban Adventure Quest. Combine the excitement from The Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and lesser-known points of interest, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. If you’re curious about what to expect from your quest, check out this free game demo.

Urban Adventure Quest Starting Point: State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Cost: $9-$20
Phone: 805-603-5620

The amazing Leonardo DaVinci was the quintessential genius inventor (he would have made a fortune on Shark Tank!). And the DaVinci Machines Exhibition presents displays of over 65 of his hand-crafted creations built from 500-year-old designs. The magnificent machines on display, many of which are interactive, feature replicas that will astonish and astound!

The exhibit also features a 45-minute film, an interactive kids’ area and guided tours, with officially-licensed copies of theMona LisaandThe Last Supper.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Aurora
Mon.-Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4.50-$20

Friday, May 12

Do you like creating cool projects with Perler® beads? Then join a bunch of your fourth-to-eighth grade bead buddies for a club gathering to make a cool Perler® bead project to take home!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Friday-Saturday, May 12-13

Voted the best “food fair” by Westword, this event is 30,000 square feet of chocolate to taste and buy! Some of the finest offerings in the state, you’ll see (and salivate over) candy, cakes, cookies, brownies, truffles, drinks and that doesn’t begin to cover all the scrumptious milk, dark, white and blended chocolate treats! Make it a Mother’s Day to remember at the biggest chocolate event of the year!

Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri., 4:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tickets $5
Phone: 303-292-6278

Friday-Sunday, May 12-14

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical adventure based on the widely-lauded offbeat movie of the same name. The two-hour comedy-drama features three drag queens on an extended road trip through Australia and is both comical and touching with stunning costumes and well-known hits like: It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$37
Phone: 303-739-1970

If you’ve never read John Grisham’s 1989 novel or seen the 1996 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey, you’ll be mesmerized by this dramatic story. In it an angry father kills two men who attacked his daughter in a public building to make a desperate statement about the crime. If the young defense attorney can keep the father off death row, and keep the community from exploding – it will be an epic feat of legal wizardry!

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30
Tickets: $22-$31
Phone 303-856-7830

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow is about a young engineer with agoraphobia who manages it by working out of her house. But when an opportunity arises to meet her Chinese birth mother, Jenny Chow uses her skills as a techno-genius to contact her mom in this Pulitzer-Prize nominated comedy-drama.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$30
Phone: 303-856-7830

Friday-Monday, May 12-15

Scotland Road is the story of a young woman claiming to be a survivor of the Titanic disaster, only she’s about 98 years too late. Discovered adrift in the North Atlantic, the woman is confronted by a mysterious stranger trying to find out the fact or fiction of her fantastic tale. Is she devious or just delusional?

John Hand Theater, 7363 E. First Pl., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.; Mon., 7:30
Tickets: $12-$23
Phone: 720-880-8727

Saturday, May 13

It’s back! The Farmer’s Market will “set up shop” in the Town Square starting this weekend! Browse and buy from more than 40 local vendors for organic and pesticide-free produce, fresh dairy products, delicious baked goods, homemade salsa, tamales and tortillas, as well as gourmet pasta, fresh seafood, natural soaps, hand-crafted goods and more!

Southlands Shopping Center/Town Square, Aurora
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This Craft and Flea Market will have more than 130 local vendors displaying handcrafted art, clothing, jewelry, pottery, kids wear, vintage and food items. There will be food vendors and food trucks, mobile boutiques and family-friendly activities.

Olinger Chapel Parking Lot, 4345 W. 46th Ave., Denver
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Show off your car in this year’s Rolling into Summer car show at the Wheatlands Clubhouse (while we finish up renovations to The Lakehouse). To date, 36 proud car owners have signed up to display their vintages and cherry vehicles – you can, too! Just sign up here!

Wheatlands Clubhouse, 6601 S. Wheatlands Pkwy, Aurora, CO
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$15 for one child; $10 each additional child
Phone: 720-870-2221

Spend some quality time with Mom and learn to paint beautiful flowers with a talented library volunteer. Astrid will teach you how to use simple brush strokes to make intricate designs in this special Mother’s Day event intended for teens and adults with their mothers. Please register both individuals separately, not as a pair.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Shiver me timbers and ahoy matey! Calling all wee buccaneers (kindergarten through fifth grade) to board the pirate vessel and search for the dead man’s chest under the Jolly Roger! Don’t miss the Pirate Party – register today!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Teens just want to have fun and at the YMCA Saturday nights are where it’s at! With a pool table, foosball, Nintendo, Wii and Xbox, the competition is energizing and constant for kids aged 8 to 15! Plus, there are always cool craft opportunities, so sign up here to reserve a spot!

Teen Center/Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S. Main St., Suite 220, Aurora
6:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost: $7
Phone: 720-274-5759

Tuesday, May 16

You are now entering the UFO crafting zone, where the means and the materials are up to you, to create your own UFO. Meet and make friends with the people who share your passion for all things alien!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Wednesday, May 17

Do you know an aspiring violinist or cellist? Maybe a youngster in your own family? Bring him or her to Between the Notes, free music lessons for the violin or cello. Each student must bring their own instrument.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Calling all inventors and engineers and any student in the fourth through eighth grades who wants to see something explode! Bring your creative tween to the library and help them expand their world at this week’s STEAM club meeting.

Iliff Square Library, 2253 S. Peoria St., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1567

Screen anime movies with your fellow anime enthusiasts (in the sixth through 12th grades), and follow your favorite anime series in the comfy Teen Zone room at the library. Popcorn will be served!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Moms Make Life Better at Southshore!

Bring Mom to Aurora’s premier lakeside master-planned community to tour the stunning models at William Lyon Homes, the two new  models from Richmond American Homes, and the two new models from Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. With a variety of options and features in ranch and two-story homes, life at the lake is convenient, comfortable and priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.