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July 2018
Ice  Cream Social
The Metro District's annual Ice Cream Social is coming up July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Civic Green Park, 9370 S. Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch. Stop by for $2 all-you-can-eat ice cream and snow cones and live music performed by the Highlands Ranch Concert Band and their Swing Shift Band. There will also be food trucks on site including Simply Pizza, Mac N Noodles, and Ohana Grille.  
Thanks to Safeway for donating the event supplies. All proceeds from the Ice Cream Social will be donated to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Fallen Officer Fund. The purpose of the Fallen Officer Fund is to provide assistance to Douglas County Sheriff's Office members and their families who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. 
For more information about the Ice Cream Social click here
July is Smart Irrigation Month
Throughout the month of July people across the country are taking part in the smart irrigation campaign. This month people are taking time to learn and understand the impact of efficient irrigation. As a result, they are saving both money and water. Below are some simple practices and tips to become more efficient with water.
  • Include organic matter when changing your soil. Soils rich in organic matter absorb moisture more easily - and hang onto it - so add well-rotted compost or manure to beds whenever you get the chance. Add thinner layers in summer so you can fork it in and replant, then thicker layers over the winter
  • Be strategic about when you water. Watering early in the morning gives plants and crops time to absorb moisture before it evaporates in the heat of the day
  • Keep weeds away from your yard. Weeds among your vegetables and plants mean competition for soil moisture, so keep on top of them. Annual weeds can just be hoed off and left on the soil surface, but take the time to dig out the roots of more pernicious perennials such as bindweed or ground elder
For more information about Smart Irrigation Month click here
Plein Air Event
On Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m., enjoy a relaxing day visiting with local fine artists as they create paintings "in the open air" on the grounds of the Mansion. The Mansion interior will be open for free self-guided tours, and volunteer docents will be on site to provide historical information.

Artwork from the artists will be available for purchase with 20 percent of sales benefiting the Highlands Ranch Park & Recreation Foundation. Beer, wine and food will also be available for purchase.

For more information click here
Active Adult Programs and Services (AAPS)
AAPS is committed to providing adults age 50 and better with information, resources, activities, events and lifelong learning opportunities that allow them to grow old with the greatest success and satisfaction. Below are upcoming events taking place in July. 

July 18 -  After Hours Dinner
Perfect Landing Restaurant
Centennial Airport
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

July 25 -  Lunch Bunch 
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Highlands Ranch
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Ongoing events for July can be found  here .
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July 11  Ice Cream Social  
July 16-20 - Nature Camp
July 21   Plein Air at the Mansion
August 11  -  Household Chemical Roundup
Yoga in the Park  Saturdays thru Sept. 8*
Pilates in the Park  - Tuesdays thru Aug. 14*
*With a few exceptions due to special events
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