Jay Moore Studio – “Wanderlust”

Jay Moore’s mission is “To create a painting worthy of my collectors, I need to experience the location—breathe the air and crunch the leaves underfoot.”

See his works at the “Wanderlust” showcase of new works focusing on recent trips to Colorado and the west. During the show, which runs May 4-21, Jay’s studio will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday  The studio is also open evenings and weekends by appointment. 

A public reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 4. The artist will be in attendance.

Early preview available now by request.

The studio is located in historic downtown Parker at 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, #105, Parker, CO 80138. For more information, visit JayMooreStudio.com, call 303.588.4152 or email jay@jaymoorestudio.com.

Hilltop Art and Music Fair

Celebrate the old railroad town Hilltop with art, music and history! The fair is located at the historic 1898 Hilltop Schoolhouse and the UCC Parker Hilltop Church at the intersection of Democrat and Flintwood Roads about 6 miles southeast of Parker. The fair features fine art and original crafts, and music/performing arts from the local area. Added bonuses are a seven-school student art show, a Hilltop history media presentation and a silent auction. Come experience a country fair by singing along with the Hilltop Station Band, getting your face painted or your caricature sketched. Light refreshments are available. Admission, parking, performances and hay wagon rides between the two fair sites are free. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Humanex Academy’s Annual Fundraiser – “An Artful Night”

Humanex Academy is a private, accredited, alternative middle and high school that offers a structured, supportive academic environment for students with unique academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs since 1983. It works with students who present with a variety of learning challenges, who are Twice Exceptional (2e), on the Autism spectrum or struggling in traditional academic setting because of a mood or anxiety disorder. Humanex is ranked as one of the 50 best private special needs schools in the U.S!  

Save the date—5:30 p.m. May 5 for Humanex Academy’s annual fundraiser, a night of celebration of all that goes into making Humanex Academy great. The evening will include a Cinco de Mayo-themed dinner and a fun live/silent auction. Funds raised will go toward student financial aid, teacher development and student resources. Please come join for dinner, silent auction and an evening of fun.

Make your reservations at Humanex Academy’s front desk or by phone at 303.783.0137 Tickets are $45 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under, or $300 to reserve a table for eight. Table sponsorships are available.

DCL Presents Karen Kingsbury

One of America’s favorite inspirational storytellers is coming to Douglas County in early June. Douglas County Libraries, in partnership with Tattered Cover Book Store, is pleased to host bestselling author Karen Kingsbury on Wednesday, June 6, at CU South Denver in Parker.

 

Kingsbury is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling novelist with more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print. She is best-known for her Baxter Family series, a collection of 20-plus books that follow the Baxters through love, loss, laughter and life. She’ll talk about the newest book in the series, “To the Moon and Back.”

 

The $29 ticket price includes reserved seating at Kingsbury’s presentation, a hardcover copy of “To the Moon and Back,” a place in the book signing line and dessert bites.

 

The event will be held 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at CU South Denver, 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit DCL.org.

Parker Symphony Orchestra: Grieg Piano Concerto and other Scandinavian Favorites

Presented by Parker Arts, University of Denver’s Heidi Leathwood joins the Parker Symphony for a spectacular and passionate performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. This legendary work will be played along with other melodic and inspiring Scandinavian pieces to create the perfect homage to that region of the world. Don’t miss the finale to what has been a truly masterful classical music season at the PACE Center. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11.

Parker Days is Right Around the Corner!

You do not want to miss this annual signature event brought to you by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsors. This event is the largest community festival in the south metro Denver area, and it provides four days of fun for the entire family. More than 250,000 people attend this festival over the span of four days from June 7-10, and for good reason. With offerings from the annual Parker Days Parade to carnival rides to free music, there is something for everyone. To top it all off, Trace Adkins is the signature concert headliner performing on the KYGO main stage. Join for good food and good fun this year!

Visit ParkerDaysFestival.com for a full lineup of concerts and events. This event could not happen without its amazing sponsors and volunteers; to get involved, contact the Parker Chamber of Commerce directly.