June 9, 2016
Friday’s almost here. Can you feel it? What are your plans this weekend?
People who live at Southshore know they’re surrounded by fun, educational and interesting events and activities happening nearly every weekend. If you’re new to the area, or are thinking of joining our fantastic community, be sure to watch this space for some great ideas for planning your weekends!
Here’s what’s on tap this weekend:
This Saturday the city of Aurora transforms the Municipal Center Great Lawn into KidSpree, a zany playground with the perfect mix of activities and performances for kids of all ages. This popular outdoor festival features food vendors, arts and crafts, face painters, pony rides, a petting zoo, and enormously enticing inflatables. With Disney princess characters and live performances, free parking and free admission, KidSpree is a sure recipe for family-friendly fun.
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012
Wildlife Viewing Tour
How fast can bison really run? Are bald eagles born with a white head and tail feathers? And is there any difference between red-tailed and ferruginous hawks? Find out on a free, guided wildlife viewing tour at the National Wildlife Refuge. Programs are designed for families with reservations required by calling the Visitor Center at 303-289-0930.
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, 56th Ave. and Havana St., Commerce City, CO 80022. Phone: 303-289-0930
The Fish Are Jumping!
Weekends at Aurora Reservoir include all kinds of activities! Colorado Parks and Wildlife has stocked the Aurora Reservoir with all kinds of “catchables” for anglers. With a little patience, even beginners can expect to hook one of these: Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth); Wiper; Catfish (Channel); Perch (Yellow) Walleye; Bluegill; or Trout (Rainbow).
Check out the fishing regulations here, then grab your gear! Just don’t forget your sunglasses. Experts say that they’re as important as your rod and reel. Check out these lenses tips from the pros here.
Aurora Reservoir, Open dawn to dusk (5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) 5800 S. Powhaton Road, Aurora. Phone: 303-326-8425
Weekend Horse Racing Recreation!
Horse Racing in Colorado will continue through August 14, 2016 at Arapahoe Park in Aurora. With racing on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the first race each day begins at 1:00 pm.
Arapahoe Park, First Race at 1:00 p.m., 26000 East Quincy Avenue Aurora, CO
GENERAL ADMISSION: $5
Children under 17 and Seniors 55+: Free
Active Duty Military with Valid Military ID – $1
Don’t Live Here Yet?
Well, let’s fix that! Spend this weekend touring our beautiful model homes and deciding which one is right for you. Village Homes offers two collections to choose from, with a number of “quick move-in” homes, so you won’t have to wait all summer to join the fun.
Have a great weekend, everybody!