Spring is in the Air!

April 6, 2017

Spring is in the air – can you feel it? Events are picking up speed near your lakeside community in Aurora with fishing and boating on the reservoir, bridal shows, an antique and vintage market and photo ops with the Easter Bunny! It’s all happening this weekend near Southshore in Aurora!

TODAY, Thursday, April 6

This afternoon a group of local, regional and Fortune 500 company representatives will be meeting candidates to fill job openings in the area. Opportunities range from entry level to experienced professionals. Bring resumes, dress for success and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

Embassy Suites, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Create beautiful and unique wind chimes in this class, just in time to harness and beautify those springtime Colorado winds.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

Join special guest, renowned film critic and Creative Director of the Denver Silent Film Festival Howie Movshovitz, for a very special evening of movies, conversation, food and prizes! Screen two silent films The Land Beyond the Sunset (Harold Shaw, 1912, 14 minutes) and The Boat (Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline, 1921, 23 minutes). There will be a prize raffle, plenty of food and beverages, and of course, Howie. Registration is required at info@activeminds.com.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., #850, Littleton
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-320-7652

Thursday-Sunday, April 6-April 9

If you have a wee one, take them to the Southlands shopping center for photos with the Easter Bunny from now through Saturday, April 15. Head for Main Street, between Savory Spice and Massage Envy. You can order individual prints, or purchase a digital download available within 24 hours.

Southlands Shopping Center, Main Street, Aurora
Thurs., 2:00-7:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Prices: Here

Now that spring is here for good, reservoir is now open to boating! The water temperature is roughly 42 degrees, and trout fishing is rated as fair. There have been a few reports of trout being snagged on PowerBait from the shore, and a few reports of trout being caught off flies and lures from boats. Anglers have found success catching walleye from the dam and coves using jerk baits and jigs. Click here for rules and regulations.

Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Rd., Aurora
Dawn to Dusk
Phone: 303-326-8425
$10 per vehicle

Friday, April 7

Party like a rock star at our teen-only Wii Rock Band night at the library. Play your favorite songs and enjoy free and tasty snacks. Teens in grades six to 12 must turn in a permission form to participate.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

It’s Kids’ Night Out, complete with dinner and the 2005 Disney movie The Pacifier, starring Vin Diesel as an Elite Navy SEAL who can handle just about anything but fails to keep a scientist safe. The tough Navy officer gets a second chance when he’s assigned to protect the scientist’s five kids. For children potty-trained to 10 years old.

Wheatlands Clubhouse, 6601 S. Wheatlands Pkwy, Aurora
6:00-10:00 p.m.
$15 first child; $10 each additional child
Phone: 720-870-2221

TLC’s Long Island Medium comes to Denver to share personal stories and explain how her psychic gift works. She will deliver healing messages to the audience through her spirit guide. VIP tickets include best seats in the house, an autographed copy of Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again, and a pre-show photo-op at 3:30 p.m.

Convention Center, Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39.75-$150
Phone: 303-228-8000

Friday-Sunday, April 7-9

John Grisham’s 1989 novel has been turned into a stage play by Rupert Holmes and premieres this weekend. If you’ve never read the book or seen the 1996 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey, the story centers around a father who kills the men who attacked his daughter. It’s up to a young attorney to keep him from a death sentence, and keep the community from exploding along racial lines.

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 female engineer who works from home because she has agoraphobia. And when an opportunity to meet her Chinese birth mother arises, Jenny uses her technological genius to make contact 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

This 43-year tradition will feature between 85-100 antique and vintage dealers from around the country. Dealers travel the globe to source unique items and bring them to Denver for collectors to survey and shop. During the show a café will be open with food and drink and a coffee cart, too, to keep you caffeinated!

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.
Tickets: $5

This hilarious comedy about the challenges of doing business in another country and having to rely on unreliable translators and interpreters will wrap up its run this weekend. Don’t miss the comedic and dramatic clash of cultures in this play right in your backyards!

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

Saturday, April 8

Join the dancers of the Colorado Ballet for an exciting spring show featuring pieces chosen by the dancers themselves. Selections will range from excerpts pulled from the great classics, to contemporary new works by choreographers within the Colorado Ballet family. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Colorado Ballet career transition fund, Next Step.

Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Dr., Denver
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 303-837-8888

It’s the mad scientist emporium, once again bringing together kids in kindergarten through fifth grades with science on their minds. These junior scientists will delve into different experiments to bring science to life!

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

Sunday, April 9

With the advent of spring comes the sound of wedding bells! With a spectacular bridal runway fashion show and displays from the area’s most trusted wedding professionals, you will find everything to make your wedding day magical — from gowns and cakes, to table settings and photographers — all under one roof at the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show.

Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom, 700 14th St., Denver
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15

Monday, April 10

Spring only means you stop knitting with wool and switch to cotton and bamboo! Share tips, tricks and ideas about knitting, crocheting and other creative fiber activities. Drop in to meet new people in the neighborhood who share your passion.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Tuesday, April 11

The library offers 45-minute sessions related to computer basics, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), eReaders and online job searches. Other topics can be covered by request from participants.

Hoffman PC Center, 1298 Peoria St., Aurora
11:00 & 11:45 a.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

This fun and interactive program will you develop your own brain workout program to strength-train your brain. Presented by Sage Financial Strategies, a workbook and exercises are provided.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
1:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Spring at Southshore

Aurora’s lakeside master-planned community is gearing up for spring recreation at the rez! The Aurora Reservoir, that is, just five minutes from the neighborhoods in Southshore. Visit the striking models at William Lyon Homes (formerly Village Homes) and Richmond American Homes. And don’t miss Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. It’s lakeside living in new ranch and two-story homes, priced from the $400s to the $700s.

And, mark your calendar for Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as Richmond American Homes debuts two new models: The Delaney at Waverly and The Seth at Hillcrest. You can even enjoy a complimentary lunch, dessert, and face painting for the kids from noon to 2 p.m.!