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September 2017
New, additional open hours at Mansion

The Highlands Ranch Mansion started offering an expanded open hours schedule in August. The Mansion will still be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will now be two more evening open hours every month from 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday evening open hours are every first and third week, and Monday evening open hours are every second and fourth week.
 
For more information about the new open hours schedule, visit the calendar here. 

Come for lunch, leave with friends
Highlands Ranch Senior Outreach is connecting adults in the community. Its latest endeavor is Lunch Bunch, a new, social offering that invites adults to meet for lunch at a designated spot every other month.

This month the group will be meeting at Panera at 9579 S. University Blvd. on Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults are encouraged to come and enjoy lunch while connecting with others in the community. Participants have shared how much fun it is to hear what activities others are enjoying and then deciding to join them!

Registration is required 72 hours in advance at highlandsranch.org/signmeup. There is no fee to register; you will be responsible for purchasing your own meal.
Coyote awareness
Coyotes in Highlands Ranch
Coyotes have lived in Highlands Ranch well before the community was established; that's more than 36 years. As a result, coyotes have learned to adapt to living among people, and in some instances, have adopted bad habits of venturing into neighborhoods to find additional food sources.

In late summer and early fall, coyote pups start to venture out on their own. Because they grew up in an urban setting, they are more brazen and may be more likely to seek food in neighborhoods. As a result, it is important to take necessary steps to keep coyotes out of your yard and out of our neighborhoods for the safety of the coyotes, pets and residents alike.

Simple things you can do to deter coyotes from your yard include:
  • Secure all trash containers.
  • Keep pet food indoors.
  • Burn food off BBQ grills and clean after each use.
  • Fully enclose gardens and compost piles.
If you see coyotes in your neighborhood and feel they are a little too close for comfort, haze the animals to scare them off and let them know they shouldn't be there. This includes yelling, throwing rocks, spraying them with a hose or blowing a whistle.

To learn more about living with coyotes, including additional hazing techniques, visit the Metro District's Open Space Information Center on its website by clicking here.
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