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11th Annual Shopping Extravaganza

The Outlets at Castle Rock will hold the 11th Annual Shopping Extravaganza on Sept. 17, offering ticket holders exclusive discounts at many of the brand name stores, while giving 50 percent of the ticket price to a participating local charity. Participants will also receive a delicious catered lunch with dessert bar, as well as entertainment and live music. Each ticket includes three complimentary prize drawing tickets and the opportunity to purchase additional prize drawing tickets. For this year’s festivities, the Outlets at Castle Rock has more than $75,000 worth of prizes! Come out on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at

Food Fight!

Local chefs and mixologists will face off to create their most amazing tastes while raising money and awareness for scleroderma. The Rocky Mountain Chapter has been fighting to spread awareness and educate the public about scleroderma for more than 15 years. The Scleroderma Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting education, advancing research and providing patient support for this autoimmune disease that creates a chronic hardening of the skin and connective tissue, and often causes fibrosis and serious damage to internal organs.

Last year, Parker’s own Chef Brando paired up with Chain Reaction Brewing Company to raise money for the Scleroderma Foundation and increase awareness for this rare disease. The pair were auctioned off in the live auction and raised $1,900 for two food and beer pairing dinners that went for $950 each. Menu and photos to come in Parker Lifestyle’s September issue, featuring beer and food. For details and to buy tickets, visit

Change of Command

A new Board of Directors was installed and members honored for their work at a recent Change of Command ceremony for the Rotary Club of Parker. The new officers are Kam Breitenbach, president; David Selden, president elect; Bob Satrom, treasurer; Gloria Beckley, secretary; Wayne Wagener, Sgt. at Arms; Jane Johnson, Rotary Foundation president; Tom Duncan, Foundation treasurer; Steve Trevino, fundraising; Ron Beller, public relations; Sue Gardener, club relations; Jim Muir, community service; Li Pettett, international service; Glenn Petty, vocational; Glenn Hertzler, youth services; and Ken Claiborne, grants.

The Rotary Club of Parker has a variety of community service projects planned this year, including the recent donation to help purchase a mechanical lift for the Promise Ranch and an upcoming Awareness Grant to inform the community about the Parker Task Force and what it offers to those in temporary need.

The Rotary Club of Parker meets Thursday at 7 a.m. at Parker Adventist Hospital. For information, visit or email Kam at

Helping Others Reach the STARS

Coloradans have a passion for everything outdoors – skiing, cycling, kayaking, hiking, camping and more. It’s what makes this state so unique and everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the exciting outdoor adventures that Colorado has to offer. This is the mission of the non-profit Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, located in Steamboat: to empower and enrich the lives for people of all ages with cognitive and physical disabilities through adaptive recreational activities, ultimately helping build confidence, self-esteem and independence.

Donations to STARS can provide a Wounded Warrior with the gift of a 3-day ski camp, or give a child with spina bifida the opportunity to enjoy adaptive horseback riding. One thing is for certain, everyone should have the chance to embrace the Colorado way of life and because of STARS, they can.

There are so many ways to participate or donate. Visit for information.

Parker Fine Arts & Music Festival Presented by Parker Lifestyle

Come experience Something Special in picturesque O’Brien Park on Sept. 24-25. The festival brings art, music and fun fair for the family. Bring the family to this show and view stunning artworks by national artists, and select your own art treasure. And take some time to enjoy making your own masterpiece in the Creation Station for all ages! Visit for details.