Parker Library hosted a Noon Year’s Eve celebration on December 31. The afternoon included a 3-2-1 countdown where confetti-filled balloons hanging from the ceiling were popped. Kids and their families made New Year’s necklaces and party hats, face painters were on hand, plus—of course—snacks!
The Parker Chamber hosted the Parker Young Professionals event in December. These events are for ages 21-40 and provide young professionals opportunities for engagement with their cohorts from the South Denver area. The Chamber used the opportunity to partner with Freedom Service Dogs and helped to raise money for them.
The Parker Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Sip-n-Shop November 9 at Parker's PACE Center. With over 30 vendors at the fabulous indoor/outdoor market, a full bar, heaters and hot chocolate & cider, people enjoyed a festive experience while shopping local for the holidays.
The autumn chill set the right mood for pining after gorgeous frocks in anticipation of the holidays. Parker Panache hosted a fashion show to celebrate, as the evening aimed to highlight a diversity of women. Models ranged from age 17 to the mid-50's. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KENDRICK HOWARD OF BLUE TALON PHOTOGRAPHY.
Parker Arts hosted its first annual “Behind the Curtain” Stage Dinner October 24th. The exclusive event treated attendees to backstage access with cocktails and dinner. They spent time in actors' dressing rooms & green room, and enjoyed a private tour of some restricted areas of the theater.
Small Business Saturday —aptly named for its falling the Saturday after Thanksgiving — is November 25, and having an abundance of local shops and boutiques is a boon for the Town of Parker during gift-giving season. But there's always "that" person —you love 'em but they're just so hard to shop for! If you've had trouble coming up with a gift idea for them, we're here to help! At two Parker businesses,…
Project C.U.R.E., the nation’s largest provider of donated medical equipment to developing countries, recently welcomed Vicente Fox, Mexico’s 55th president, to its distribution headquarters in Centennial. Fox was there to commemorate the nonprofit’s 70th, 53-foot-long cargo container of medical supplies donated to Mexico. Photography by Jimmy Dozer
The DAM has been privately fundraising for the North Building renovation for the last five years, receiving generous support from many early donors. The museum is also participating in the City of Denver’s General Obligation bond process to help fund ADA compliance, as well as life safety, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and outdoor-safety upgrades. The bond would help to complete the…
Live jazz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the inspiring art of Sarah Bowling brought art lovers to the Gallery Gala at Deep Space on July 27. Sponsored by the Barrington Group, the Jim Gill Foundation, Vines Wine Bar and JDUCE Design, with proceeds benefitting Parker Creative District. Photography by Kendrick Howard
Schomp MINI hosted 'The Celebration of Colorado Creatives' to celebrate this amazing community of Colorado creators alongside the all-new 2017 MINI Cooper Countryman. Guests enjoyed complimentary libations, food, live music, giveaways, raffles and more!!
The highly anticipated Women To Watch issue was a blast, on-camera and off. The women chatted, laughed, and enjoyed the stylings of by Reggio Imports. Held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. Photography by Jonathan Phillips.
More than 450 participants enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather for Parker Parks and Recreation’s Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K, with RNK Running & Walking. Held Feb. 11 at Bar CCC Park in Parker.
On February 21st the Rotary Club of Parker hosted their 2017 State of the Town and Impact award event at the Parker PACE Center. The Impact award recognizes an individual or individuals whose service to the Parker community exemplifies Rotary's motto: "Service Above Self."
Grow Community Center is designed to help end youth violence and self-destruction by providing a safe, enriching place for your people to hang out and build healthy relationships. Photography by Raemie Vermiglio.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers and guests celebrated the holidays in style at the luxury real estate firm’s annual Holiday Party at The Cable Center in Denver. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is Colorado’s exclusive lifestyle-inspired brokerage firm with 13 offices. Photography by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.
Hosted by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, LIV CONNECT 2016, brought together over 500 influential leaders and broker professionals within the Sotheby’s International Realty network to collaborate with brokers in regional feeder markets, to embrace the SIR culture, and to commit to the powerful SIR brand.
The first snow of the season didn't stop happy shoppers and local businesses from enjoying the festivities at the Parker Chamber's 2016 Holiday Sip 'n' Shop at the PACE Center. Thirty eight Parker shops and restaurants participated, with over 250 shoppers. Photography John Ott.
Period dress and live music made for a festive night as the Parker Garage celebrated the building's centennial on Oct. 27. Built in 1916, it's has been a garage, gas station, feed store, auction house, electronics & Western wear store and survived 3 fires to become the Parker Garage Restaurant.
About 6,300 people came out Sept. 24 to see Douglas County Libraries’ new Parker branch on East Mainstreet. After remarks by DCL Executive Director Bob Pasicznyuk, Branch Manager Amy Long and Parker Mayor Mike Waid, visitors moved indoors to see all the library has to offer. Photography Douglas County Libraries
There isn't a better place to have a Farmers' Market than Mainstreet! Residents love the variety of vendors that range from diverse foods to perfectly made crafts and gifts, as well as a great selection of Colorado produce. Be sure you check out the market if you haven't done so already.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. Participants gathered in July at Tallman Meadow Park to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.
More than 270 people registered for the Parker Parks and Recreation’s eighth annual So Long to Summer 5K/5 Mile/10K & Family Fun Trek on Aug. 13, at Salisbury Park. The event also featured a post-race pancake breakfast, prize drawings and Huntington Learning Center Kids’ Dash for children 8 and under.
The Parker Chamber staff and Mayor Mike Waid attended the Nutrena® Grand Prix on July 16 for the inagural Mayor's Cup at Colorado Horse Park in recognition of its new leadership. Spectators and families enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon at the weekly Saturday Grand Prix. Photography Raemirue Photography
Nearly 200 kids ages 6 to 12 showed their skills in swimming, biking and running at the annual Kids’ TRY-athlon on Aug. 6 at the Parker Recreation Center. Everyone who TRYs is a winner! Photography Parker Parks and Recreation
Parker Area Chamber Wine Walks are a popular and fun way for residents to meet, mingle and make new friends. Downtown businesses open their doors to share a glass of wine for this monthly event. Come out for Wine Walks on the fourth Friday of each month through October.
About 150 kids and their parents joined more than a dozen Parker police officers at the pond in the Meridian business complex for this June 18 event. Children were first taught how to cast a line before they headed over to the pond stocked with rainbow and golden trout.
More than 8,000 people celebrated Independence Day with fun activities, live music, delicious food and an exciting fireworks display at the Town of Parker’s annual event, Let Freedom Sing! Photography Town of Parker
May was another great month for local area businesses. Parker grand openings included Veterinary Center of Parker (VCP), Group X Fitness Club and Bonfils Blood Center of Parker. We are so pleased to see so many new businesses opening each month.
People of all ages enjoyed the 13-time PRCA Mountain States Circuit Rodeo of the Year. Xtreme Bulls Tour competition riding and PRCA events, such as Bareback, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin', Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Roping, continue to establish this event as one of the top rodeos.
It was a great day at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center Open House on June 4. More than 1,100 horse lovers enjoyed guided tours of the unique facility, training demonstrations and classes, vendor booths and activities for kids while learning about adoption and volunteer opportunities.
The Fourth Annual Hilltop Art Fair, a community celebration of visual, performing and literary arts, was held April 30. Visitors learned about the history of Hilltop, a railroad town near the Douglas and Elbert county borders. Hilltop served as a stop for train and stagecoach routes in the late 1800s.
Although the annual community Easter Egg Hunt in O’Brien Park was cancelled due to inclement weather, area residents found other ways to celebrate. They attended the many church services in the area, as well as the Bunny Brunch at The Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver.
Parker's Third Annual Rocky Mountain Mardi Gras was a complete celebration with parade, beads, dinners, parties, live music brunch and of course Black Eyed Experience Bingo at Deep Space. Many colorful memories were made over the weekend.
The Chaparral High School Performing Arts Department's spring production of Catch Me If You Can was truly a great adventure. The hard work of more than 35 cast and 60 crew members, as well as a fantastic orchestra, brought the show home.
Parker area residents showed their holiday spirit in a variety of ways, including watching or riding in the Town's annual Carriage Parade, entertaining kids as Santa and his elf, donating to or volunteering at the Parker Task Force, and celebrating with members of South Metro Business Connections.
Members of the Parker Police Department collected food and money during their annual Cram the Cruiser event to benefit the Parker Task Force’s Backpack Program. They were joined by The Snow Queens, Elsa and Anna, as they supported the program that helps homeless students in Douglas County.
Koko FitClub was host of the January 9 Healthy Lifestyle Celebration, where representatives from the health and fitness industry shared ways in which attendees could become healthier in 2016! Photography Ted Veltrie
The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2015 and its 50th anniversary at a Community Celebration Dec. 2 at Colorado Golf Club. Members enjoyed dinner, awards, dancing and a silent auction to raise money for the scholarship fund. Photography Blue Talon Photography
Parker Garage and its farm to table philosophy came to the rescue in December for those missing Parker’s weekly farmers’ market. The restaurant held a Saturday Morning Trading Post Market on three Saturdays, featuring local suppliers of meat, organic produce, breads, honey, jams and more. Photography Ted Veltrie