John Atencio to Showcase Black 
Diamonds in Trunk Show Events

JOHN ATENCIO will hold his first limited edition ‘Trunk Show’ during late April and early May in select John Atencio Boutique locations. Each event will feature an extraordinary and limited selection of black diamond necklace styles – showcased along side established John Atencio Collections which complement the exotic and elegant evening look. As with all John Atencio diamonds, each of the  black diamonds included in this Trunk Show are conflict free and responsibly sourced from mines that adhere to the Kimberley Process.

The tagline for the Trunk Show: The New Noir: Elegance Re-Faceted recognizes the unique multi-checker-cut faceting of the exotic black diamonds in each necklace style.  This faceting creates a higher level of brilliance, luster and shine for a truly exotic and elegant look. A wide selection of necklace lengths and styles will be showcased.

The Black Diamond Trunk Show event begins during April Diamond month at John Atencio. Featured in five select locations for six days each, the Trunk Show will kick off in Cherry Creek and Ft Collins on April 25-30th. Each boutique will host an evening event Black Diamonds and Bellini’s  to enhance the shopping experience.

Black Diamond Trunk Show Dates: Cherry Creek Mall, Ft Collins Boutique: April 25-30; Park Meadows, Larimer Square Boutique: May 2-7;Boulder Pearl West: May 9-14

Castle Pines Chamber of 
Commerce Food Truck Frenzy

It’s going to be a total frenzy! On Saturday June 3, the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Food Truck Frenzy event at Coyote Ridge Park in Castle Pines from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Celebrating the beginning of summer, this amazing day promises to feature delicious food, wonderful live music, and lots of family-friendly fun!

Due to the record turnout last year, the Chamber is adding even more trucks to this year’s Food Truck Frenzy! Ten food trucks will provide a myriad of food from pizza, crepes, grilled cheese, and street tacos to delicious ice cream and shave ice. People from all over the community can camp out in lounge chairs and blankets all afternoon with friends and family while soaking up the sun and dancing to 70s and 80s hits with the band Lookin Back. Little ones can enjoy hula hooping, climbing on the jungle gym, and many more fantastic activities. Stop by our new pet corner for special treats for your favorite furry friend.

Community events such as this are made possible due to the generous support of local business and community partners. The Castle Pines Chamber extends appreciation to Castle Rock Bank, Animal Care Center of Castle Pines, Castle Pines North Metropolitan District, the City of Castle Pines, The Castle Pines Connection, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, CruiseOne, Douglas County Libraries, Douglas County Living, Keith Dodd/Realty One Group Premier, and Orangetheory Castle Rock. Special thanks to Rockyard Brewery providing beer and to Steve Evans of Dancing Dawgz food trucks for his tremendous help in organizing the food.

Hope to see you at Coyote Ridge on June 3 for this amazing community event!

To learn more about upcoming Castle Pines Chamber events, see a slideshow from last year’s Food Truck Frenzy, or join our email list, for community events and promotions, visit

Lift Off to Adventure as an Astronaut School Volunteer 
at Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries in Parker (20105 East Mainstreet) is seeking volunteers age 14 and up to help launch kids into a galaxy of fun and learning at its May 20 Astronaut School. Volunteers will help train aspiring astronauts through various science activities, games, and outer space crafts. No prior experience or special skills are required.

“Volunteering at Astronaut School is a playful way to make connections with the youth in our community,” says Parker Branch Volunteer Coordinator Aimee Drury. “Play is a vital part of the learning process, and Douglas County Libraries infuses it into all aspects of this program for both participants and volunteers,” she adds.

Working with a Douglas County Libraries staff facilitator, volunteer astronaut trainers will assist children ages 4-8 in the activities noted above and also with setup and tear-down of the event. Volunteer shifts at the after-hours event on Saturday, May 20, 2017, are from 4:45-9 p.m. Teen volunteers can also receive credits toward community service requirements for high school.

Giddy Up To The Harmony Equine 
Center Open House

The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center is opening its barn doors to the public for a one-of-a-kind event. Horse lovers of all ages are invited to the Harmony Equine Center Open House on Saturday, June 10. This free, family-friendly event takes place at the Harmony Equine Center, located at 5540 E. Highway 86, just west of Franktown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the beautiful 168-acre property and meet horses available for adoption. Guests can also enjoy local food trucks, games for kids and a chili cook-off.

During the open house, visitors will get a firsthand look at how the Harmony Equine Center trains formerly abused or neglected horses so they are ready for adoption. Harmony’s staff of professional horse trainers will present demonstrations throughout the day covering a wide range of topics, including how to trailer-load a horse, selecting the right horse, working your horse in the round pen and horse ownership 101. Additionally, guests will be able to watch horses complete an obstacle course used for training and enrichment.

“The open house is a chance for people to see how the work that goes into rehabilitating these horses can transform them into great trail-riding horses, family horses or simply good companions for other horses,” said Garret Leonard, director of the Harmony Equine Center.