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Hide In Plain Sight!

This summer, Christian Brothers Automotive and Hide in Plain Sight are partnering to raise awareness and support for at-risk and homeless students in Douglas County. Your involvement will help give local students a chance at breaking the cycle of homelessness. In addition to providing emergency funds for rent, food, etc., to keep families off the street, the money raised will also be used to provide life-changing education. This includes scholarships and transportation to schools where students learn necessary skill sets to acquire a competitive job, empowering them to provide a thriving future for their families. Learn more about how you can help and make donations at HidePlainSight.org.

Bring in your receipt from donating or make a cash donation at one of Christian Brothers’ locations to receive a service discount that is double what you contributed up to $15. That’s a possible $30 off on service orders of more than $100.

Parker Branch of Douglas County Libraries Will be Closed Before Grand Opening of New Building

Book lovers be aware!  The Parker branch of Douglas County Libraries will be closed for about three weeks prior to the grand opening of the beautiful new facility at 20105 E. Mainstreet. Although the exact date of the grand opening was not known at press time, it is expected to be late summer/early fall. Patrons can sign up to receive email updates about closures, available services and Storytimes during closures, and library openings by visiting DouglasCountyLibraries.org/Newsletters.

The Parker branch is the last of three new libraries to open in Douglas County. The Castle Pines branch opened April 21 and the Lone Tree facility will open July 9. In Parker, library staffers and construction crews celebrated the building’s progress on May 13 with a “topping off,” a builders’ ceremony that is held when the last beam is placed atop the structure during construction.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park, sponsored by the Parker Artists Guild, is coming Aug. 27-28! This family-friendly event at O’Brien Park includes activities for the kids, including face painting and art stations where kids can create their own art projects. Enjoy music and food while you discover local artists and their works. Visit ParkerArtistsGuild.com for event details.

Local Chiropractor is Honored

Heidi Heath of Heath Chiropractic & Acupuncture was the 2016 winner of the Jim Adkins Award for her contributions to the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. She received the award at the May 12 Business Impact Meeting. The Jim Adkins Award is given each year to the Chamber member who has exemplified community service, shown leadership in community organization, is involved in the betterment of the community through active civic participation, has assisted with community projects and is a supportive member of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.

Heath says she was honored to receive the award and credited other Chamber members with helping move the Chamber forward.


Parker Brewfest is Coming to Town

If you are among the growing numbers of brew aficionados, you’ll be excited to hear about the first Parker Brewfest, which will be held in O’Brien Park on Aug. 20. Held by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker, the Brewfest will be broken down into two sessions. At each session, 1,000 craft beer drinkers will receive a 2-ounce glass to roam the park and taste the finest beer made by 25 different Colorado brewers. The first session runs from noon to 3 p.m., while the second session is from 4 p.m. to 7 pm. Tickets, which are sold for each session, are $35 in advance or $40 at the gate. VIP tickets are available for $50 per session.

Proceeds from the event will go to a variety of local, national and international organizations supported by the CCV Rotary Club, including the Parker Task Force, Project Sanctuary and Homes for Our Troops. For information, visit ParkerBrewfest.com.