Holiday Events in and around Roxborough
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas trees are going up, lighted homes are decorating Roxborough and holiday events are scattered across the next couple weeks. Below are some events in and around Roxborough that you won't want to miss.
New Location for ROX Art Gallery
The Roxborough Arts Council (RAC) is a non-profit organization supported by membership dues, activities, private donations and sponsorships as well as grants from the Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The council welcomes all levels of artists in all mediums. Many of the art that comes from the council is on display and for sale at the Rox Arts Gallery in the Roxborough Marketplace. Formerly between Waterton Tavern and Roxborough Academy of Martial Arts, the gallery has relocated to the 2nd floor of the marketplace just left of the elevator.
Traffic – UGH!!!
You say the word "traffic" in Roxborough, and residents typically would say, "where?" But that's not the case of late. We are surrounded by it. We can't get out or in without experiencing a bit of it. But, before we all get going on how frustrating it is, let's remember a couple things. One, its temporary...or at least that's the plan. And two, it could be a lot worse.
A fire off Highway 85 and Chatridge Court forced over 800 residents to evacuate their homes, Friday, October 28, 2016. According to South Metro Fire, the fire was caused by malfunctioning equipment on a power pole. The fire scorched 205 acres before it was fully contained. Luckily no damage was caused to structures in the area but certainly a scary moment for many.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes
Halloween seemed to sneak up on me this year. I'm chalking it up to the fact that this month was warmer than normal so summer still seemed to be hanging in there. Regardless, Halloween is less than a week away and I am still without a costume. I can't imagine I'm the only one in this boat. Therefore, I have come up with a list of fun and easy costumes you can throw together last minute.
Autumn To-Do List
Autumn is in full swing! Mornings and evenings in Roxborough are crisp, aspen trees are hanging onto remaining gold leaves, and the deer are raiding what's left of gardens. Even though we are experiencing a warm October, winter is just around the corner and Roxborough residents should be prepping their homes and landscapes for the cold months ahead.
Seven Stones Happenings
There's a lot going on at Seven Stones this week. In fact there has been a lot going on over the past few months. Anyone that drives by the botanical cemetery can clearly see the progress in the landscaping. But, this week's events gives an excuse to pull in and really check it all out.
DBG Chatfield – Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival
Autumn is in full swing which means the corn maze is open at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. The 8-acre maze opened to the public on September 16th and will continue to be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays till October 30th. A mini maze, pony rides and a jumping pillow is available to kids, hayrides and a variety of treats are available to all. Starting September 30th, the lights will be turned out and visitors can attempt to make it out of the maze in the dark. For those looking for something scary, there are several attractions including the Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze, Reapers Ranch and a haunted hayride.
A Charter School for Roxborough
The Colorado Providence Academy (CPA) is on the Douglas County Board of Education’s agenda in November for approval. If granted approval, the charter school will open August 2017 in a temporary TBD location as it awaits its permanent home in Sterling Ranch’s Providence Village.
RMF6 – HUGE Success!
The 6th Annual Roxborough Music Festival was a huge success! Spanning across two days; the festival hosted 17 bands on two stages, included 25 vendors selling products and services, and raised a combined total of $32,000 for Hands Across Roxborough, the PTIC and the USO. Thousands of Roxborough residents came out to dance, shop, donate and enjoy the festival!