5 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 birding field trip to an orchestra performance.

Here are five events happening from Feb.13 to Feb.19 to consider adding to your calendar: 

Colorado Bluebird Project open house

7-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Millhouse, 1381 W. Plum Creek Pkwy. in Castle Rock

Guests are invited to an open house to learn about the Colorado Bluebird Project and how to construct or monitor nest boxes that help to increase bluebird populations.

Learn more about the Colorado Bluebird Project here.

The Lightning Thief at the Lone Tree Arts Center

Varying times Feb. 15-16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. in Lone Tree

Adapted from the book “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riorda, the play adaptation features the Greek mythological adventure of Percy Jackson and his friends.

Tickets start at $15 and are available to reserve here.

Photo byDaniel Rader

Winter Cultural Series— Denver Pops Orchestra

6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd. in Highlands Ranch 

This week’s performance, as part of the Winter Cultural Series, will feature a musical journey by The Denver Pops Orchestra. Their show, Symphonic Fantasies, features scores from “Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Rings”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Fantasia”, and more. 

Tickets range from $10-$12 and are available to reserve here.

Photo byDenver Pops Orchestra

Nature Walk N’ Talk with CSU Extension and Denver Audubon

9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb.18 at Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Rd. in Centennial

Denver Audubon and CSU Extension Arapahoe County joined forces to offer monthly collaborative nature programs in Arapahoe County. Explore the native plants, birds, and seasonal insects present along the Cherry Creek trail. This month’s field trip location features the Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, a well-kept secret and easily accessible birding hotspot.

The event is free to attend. Registration is required.

Arapahoe Philharmonic presents Rhythm and Blue

7:30 p.m. Feb.18 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. in Lone Tree

Guests are invited to enjoy music from Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Price's "Dances in the Canebrakes," and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.  

Tickets range from $12-$37 and are available to reserve here.

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