This Weekend: Movies, Classes, Attractions!

August 18, 2016

It’s a chock-a-block menu of movies, classes, attractions and more in and around Southshore all weekend long! From the art of tossing pizzas and penning prose to reading with cats and animated action, we’ve got it all for you:

Movies, Classes, Attractions

Today, Thursday, August 18

Even wee ones can learn to cook – with a parent to assist! With a little help, children ages 3 to 6 explore garden-to-table cooking with their parents. Chef T will lead the group in making a surprise dish using freshly picked veggies from our garden!

Meadowood Recreation Center 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-326-8656
COST: $38 ($29 Resident)

Thursdays-Sundays (Through Labor Day)

It’s the summer real estate showcase we all look forward to, the annual Home Builder’s Association of Metro Denver’s Parade of Homes. With 62 model and custom homes on the tour throughout metro Denver, there are at least one or two stunning designer properties close to you!

Here’s a list of all the homes through the eight regions: northeast, northwest, west, central, south, southeast and Berthoud/Longmont/Loveland so you can plan your own tour. And for more information on this great attraction, visit (Don’t miss the beautiful two-page ad for Southshore in the Parade program!)

Throughout metro Denver (see links/maps), 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 19

It’s a sneak peak “behind the scenes” as kids take a tour at the Old Chicago restaurant to find out what goes on in the kitchen of a popular food factory! After the Cub Club tour each child will make his or her own pizza to enjoy! Sign up here.

Southlands Shopping Center Main Square, Aurora, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

If you haven’t been to the May Farms barn dances, don’t let another boogie opportunity pass you by. With food and drink for everyone, plus classic rock, country, big band and doo wop music provided by The Jim Hyatt Band, a Colorado favorite.

May Farms, 64001 US Highway 36, Byers, 4:00-11:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-822-5800

Movies He’s an unlikely hero, but this big green ogre rescues the fairy princess from a nasty villain. It’s all part of dinner and a movie night at The Lakehouse! Drop the little ones off at for a casual dinner and fun games, plus a showing of the DreamWorks Animation movie Shrek in the Lakehouse theater. Call 720-870-2221 to reserve a space for children (potty-trained to 10 years).

The Lakehouse at Southshore, 27151 East Lakeview Dr., Aurora, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-870-2221


Movies, Classes, Attractions

Read me a story — I’m all ears!

Reading…with cats. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! Children have the chance to practice their reading skills while calming cats that are waiting for their forever homes. Children first grade and older can join reading times in 30-minute intervals. Visit to register.

Aurora Animal Shelter, 15750 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6589

Saturday, August 20

The city of Aurora shows off its diversity in this fantastic festival, now in its third year! Be sure to experience the World Beer Market, featuring five different locally made brews with flavors from around the world, as well as music and dance performances. Free parking is available at the Aurora Municipal Center campus on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aurora Municipal Center, Great Lawn 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, 1 to 7 p.m.
More info:

Calling all aspiring mystery writers and mystery fans! Local authors Linda Joffe-Hull, author of the Mrs. Frugalicious mystery series, and Mark Stevens, author of the Allison Coil mystery series, will host a workshop about writing mystery fiction this weekend. At 11:00 a.m., the pair will co-teach the class at Tallyn’s Reach Library and at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Viejo Library.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd., Aurora, 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050
Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora, 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

With tons of exhibitors, demonstrations and prize giveaways for both two-legged and four-legged attendees don’t miss this pet event of the year! With talent contests and costume contests, access to discounted vaccinations and micro-chipping, free nail trims plus the latest and greatest pet products! Check out the schedule of events here and bring your pet!

Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Phone: 800-977-3609
Admission: Free/$5 Parking

Tuesday, August 23

For a conversation about the Supreme Court vacancy left by the unexpected death of Antonin Scalia, join Active Minds as they discuss the current dynamics of selecting a judge for the highest court in the land. With a look at past confirmations and what’s at stake, come on out for a look at the process and the power that is hanging in the balance!

Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
RSVP: 303-750-0820

If you’ve never tried wakeboarding (a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing), now’s the time! Next Tuesday afternoon, Action Water Sports will be at The Marina at Cherry Creek Reservoir on the north docks offering free wakeboard lessons from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and free rides and pulls from 4:00 p.m. to dusk.

The Marina at Cherry Creek, 4800 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village, 12:00-4:00 p.m. (Rides at 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: 303-741-2995
ADMISSION: $9/car park pass is required

Location, Location, Location!

Southshore is not just convenient to learning centers and entertainment, our homes are an attraction all by themselves. Visit one of several stunning models by Village Homes, and consider the up-to-the-minute ranch and two-story designs from Richmond American Homes. There are “quick move-in” homes, too, if you’re in the market RIGHT NOW. Priced from the $400s to the $700s. Interested but not in a hurry? Join Century Communities’ interest list!

And now…enjoy your weekend!