Enjoy the Perfect Night at Vino in the Village

Wine and whiskey connoisseurs and epicureans, take note! It’s time for Vino in the Village, the perfect opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer night of unlimited fine wine and whiskey tastings paired with delectable, unlimited gourmet food bites. Presented by the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce and Christian Brothers Automotive, this amazing event will be held at the Village at Castle Pines Shops from 5:30–8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.

There will be more than 100 fine wines and whiskeys chosen by Dodds Wine Vault and delicious multi-course food pairings by Trestles Coastal Cuisine, MIYO Café, Manna Restaurant, Cranelli’s, Danielle’s Scratch Kitchen, Mama Lisa’s Little Italy, Tony’s Meats and Market, Seasons 52, Honey Bees, Popcorn Bliss, Taste the Love Cooking and Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar. Complemented by live music from Tess Mahoney, a silent auction and a wine pull, this event will be a night of enjoyment for everyone.

Also sponsored by Castle Rock Lifestyle, JoyFel Luxury Real Estate Advisors, Castle Pines Dental Group, Comfort Keepers, LIV Sotheby’s and Sterling Custom Homes. Tickets $50, V.I.P tickets, $100. See you there!




Vote for your Favorite New Castle Rock Public Art Sculpture

Residents and visitors alike can now enjoy five beautiful art sculptures placed throughout Castle Rock thanks to Art Encounters. This Douglas County program provides one-year exhibits of sculptures in city and retail areas throughout the county, promoting interest in art and beautifying our communities.

Each artist receives an $800 stipend for the loan of their pieces for the year, funded through the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. As sculptures sell during the year exhibited, a portion of their purchases goes back into the public art fund. The chosen artists have the opportunity to be voted as the winner of the People’s Choice Award by the public.

The sculptures featured in Castle Rock throughout the summer of 2020 are for sale and can be seen in the following places:

  • “Against the Wind” by Joe Malesky, Miller Activity Complex, $5,500
  • “Monumental” by Joe Malesky, Mitchell Gulch Park, $8,500 
  • “Miss Poppin’s Favorite” by Justin Deister, Festival Park, $9,000 
  • “Hot Wheels Percival Landing” by Kevin Mahaffey, Castle Rock Museum, $7,000
  • “TWL #1” by Nathan Slape, Town Hall, $6,000.

Vote for your favorite at Douglas.Co.Us/ArtEncounters.

Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle Rock

The grand opening of the Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle Rock occurs Friday, Aug. 16, from 2-6 p.m. at 4500 Limelight Ave., with the ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. Interactive tours of this amazing new facility will be given during the opening, and meetings with faculty, staff and education and industry partners are available. The school will be located between Castle Rock Middle School and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and will focus on degrees in technology, business and health. High school students may begin college-level academics in their junior and senior years via the Concurrent Enrollment program. An ACC associate degree can be earned at Sturm campus, followed by a bachelor’s degree at CSU. Students can save $42,000 following this path. This campus is a collaboration between Arapahoe Community College, Colorado State University, the Town of Castle Rock and the Douglas County School District. DCSD and CSU will work with Arapahoe Community College to enable students to transition smoothly from a high school diploma to an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree. Visit Arapahoe.edu/CastleRock for more information.