What’s Happening Near Southshore

January 19, 2017

What’s happening this weekend near the lake community of Southshore? Where do we start? Your kiddos can enjoy dinner and a movie, build their dreams, or you can all watch The Wiz, shop a vintage market or play family bingo at a local library. It’s up to you because there’s much to do this weekend in Aurora!

Thursday-Sunday, January 19-22

The Wiz is a seven-time Tony Award-winning musical that reimagines the timeless Frank Baum story in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in the context of African American culture. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion are all there, as is Auntie Em, Glinda the Good Witch and The Wiz. This weekend, bring the family and sing along to songs like Ease on Down the Road and So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard.

Ignite Theatre/Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
7:30-10:00 p.m.
COST: $20-$28
Phone: 866-811-4111

Friday, January 20

If you know some young people who like to build things, send them over to the MLK Library on Fridays to tap into their engineer imagination and go to work! Materials are provided, along with plenty of encouragement and direction from staff.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
3:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

If you want to play or learn how to play chess, meet new friends, acquire great life skills and play games, not to mention snarf snacks, join the club!

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

happeningKIDS’ NIGHT OUT
Kids’ night out means mom and dad get some free time to do…whatever! The YMCA will be serving some eats and showing the Disney movie Frozen, a sweet magical film with great music. (Plan on your kiddos singing renditions of Let It Go for at least a day and a half after!) Please note that the Kids’ Night Out will be at the Wheatlands Clubhouse this week while construction is completed at the Lakehouse. For ages “potty-trained” to 10-years old.

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

Friday-Saturday, January 20-21

With more than 100 booths full of vintage finds, you can score farm fresh picks and fresh preserved plus classic antiques, home goods and furniture at the Simply Vintage Market. You’ll find repurposed, upcycled and rehabbed relics, industrial, rustic and modern pieces plus handmade creations in clothing, home décor, jewelry and more.

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
Fri., 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Admission: $5-$10 at the door

Saturday, January 21

In case you hadn’t noticed, adult coloring books are proliferating at light speed. The reason? It’s calming and you can be semi-creative and socialize at the same time. Enjoy coffee, refreshments and coloring as you unplug from digital distractions and meet fellow coloring fans.

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

This suspenseful game of chance all starts with a little paper card and a game host who calls out the numbers. If you fill up a row with selected numbers and are the first to yell, “BINGO,” you win!  Round up the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon testing your luck!

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

Saturday-Sunday, January 21-22

Calling all actors, The Aurora Fox Theatre will be hosting auditions for the upcoming play Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (April 21-May 28, 2017 – rehearsals begin March 20). The roles for this high-energy, happening production include males and females ages 18 to 50. For a complete and detailed list of roles and to schedule an audition, click here.

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Sun., 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1970

Friday-Sunday, January 20-22

Jason’s small campfire and video camera strain to penetrate the darkness of the remote woods outside Yellowknife, Canada, as he doggedly searches for the definitive proof of an undiscovered species that he is certain exists and must exist in this place.

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33 ($26 Seniors, Military, Students)
Phone: 303-739-1970

Friday-Monday, January 20-23

The last thing reclusive Henry Harry expects to find in the isolated Alaskan wilderness is a runaway bride showing up in full regalia during an epic snowstorm. As these two renegades try to temporarily co-exist in Harry’s tiny rustic cabin, they begin to unload their past baggage and heal.

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

Tuesday, January 24

Next week’s snowshoe day trip is at Prospect Canyon, with a starting elevation of 8750 feet and an elevation gain of 250 feet. This is a 3.3-mile hike and you’ll want to bring footwear with good support, sunscreen and snacks or a packed lunch. For a more detailed equipment list call the Aurora Center for Active Adults (ACAA). *All snowshoe hikers must complete a Snowshoe and Hiking Readiness Assessment and return it to the ACAA front desk at least one week prior to going on a snowshoe trip for the first time.

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-7950

Learn how to locate newspapers online that can help you discover historical information about your family, including births, marriages and deaths but also social events in your ancestors’ lives.  You will also learn how to locate newspapers that are not online to use in your research. Presented by Carol Cofrank Swensen, in the Small Community Room.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
1:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

One-on-one computer tutoring will help you get up to speed with the basics of operating a computer, eReaders, how to job-search, and how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and other popular software programs. Call to reserve your 30-minute window with an expert.

Hoffman PC Center, 1298 Peoria St., Aurora
11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-739-1572
Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

What’s Happening at Southshore?

Now that Century Communities has unveiled its brand new home designs, the master-planned community of Southshore has even more new home options in Aurora. Village Homes has seven beautiful models to tour, and the new designs from Richmond American Homes are the latest in trend-setting home styles. With both ranch and two-story homes, the new homes are priced from the $400s to the $700s.