6 things you can do in Douglas County this week

Natasha Lovato

Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver 

(Douglas County, Colo.) Stay up-to-date with events in Douglas County. This week's events include everything from a blood drive to jazz in the park. 

Here are six events happening between July 25 and Aug. 1 to consider adding to your calendar: 

Dine to Donate with DCCF 

2-9 p.m. July 26 at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant located at 10047 Park Meadows Dr. Unit F. in Lone Tree 

Dine in, carry out, or purchase a gift card at Cranelli's during the donation time frame to support the Douglas County Community Foundation of Colorado, where 20% of the proceeds will go toward DCCF's give-back mission. 

DCCF provides relief for victims of disasters such as wildfires and shootings and those experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, and more. 

Douglas County Community Foundation and their fund recipients.DCCF

Community blood drive 

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the Lone Tree Arts Center located at 10075 Commons St. 

Those who are healthy and eligible can join the community blood drive to help keep the blood supply strong for those whose lives depend on blood drives, such as patients undergoing surgery, receiving cancer treatments, giving birth, or suffering from traumatic injuries. 

For more information on eligibility and to schedule an appointment, click here. 

Jazz in the park 

5:30-6:30 p.m. July 27 at Festival Park located at 300 Second St. in Castle Rock 

For the final Wednesday in July, the Castle Rock Downtown Merchants Association welcomes visitors to enjoy free jazz in the park

Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and personal snacks for a laid-back night of music.

Downtown Parker Wine Walk 

4:30-7:30 p.m. July 29 at the Chamber of Commerce office located at 19751 E. Mainstreet in Parker 

More than 20 merchants will pour wine for participants at their business locations along downtown Parker. Collect a glass and a map at the Parker Chamber office, and spend your evening wandering downtown, tasting and socializing. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 

Scrabble meetup 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 30 and every Saturday at Enchanted Grounds in Highlands Ranch at 8800 S. Colorado Blvd. 

Newcomers and experienced scrabble players are welcome for the weekly meetups at the game store and coffee shop, Enchanted Grounds. Participation in the tournament-style one-on-one games is free. Still, players are encouraged to make a coffee shop purchase. 

Castlewood Mindfulness Series 

10-11 a.m. July 31 at Castlewood Canyon State Park located at 2989 CO-83 in Franktown 

The Castlewood Mindfulness Series takes place every Sunday through October inside the park for a ranger-guided program exploring different contemplation, meditation, and mindfulness techniques from both Eastern and Western traditions. 

All age groups and experience levels are welcome. The group will meet at the Juniper Rock parking area and continue to the meditation area. The courses are free with the state parks pass or $10 a day for entry into the park.


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