30th Annual Praying Hands Ranches Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

The 30th Annual Praying Hands Ranches Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is scheduled for Feb. 23. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. Tickets are available online at PrayingHandsRanches.org. Click on the Spaghetti Dinner page, thn click the link to purchase tickets. Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; child tickets (12 and under) are $10. Tables of eight are $150. Auction items and sponsors are welcome and appreciated! For more information, contact Praying Hands Ranches at 303.841.4043.

Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park

During the winter, the new Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, located next to Parker’s new library on Mainstreet and Pine Drive, is available seven days a week. One of the only ice trails in the country, the new Parker skating path meanders through the park, reminiscent of a frozen river or canal. Skaters or visitors can stay warm next to any of the three fire pits adjacent to the ice trail or enjoy hot chocolate while watching skaters pass by. Concessions, skate rental and restrooms are available for all patrons visiting the park.

National Western Stock Show

Pull on your cowboy boots, grab your chaps and see it for yourself just north of downtown Denver at the National Western Complex. From Jan. 8-27, Denver’s National Western Stock Show is one of the world’s premier Western spectacles. 

For the last 113 years, thousands of visitors from across the country have come out to see more than 15,000 animals, rodeo performances, bull-riding competitions, dancing-horse shows, barrel racing, auctions and booths selling everything from cowboy boots to cookware to golf vacations. NationalWestern.com