January 2020 Around Town 2

Local Author Emily Bybee Celebrates Newest Book

Fans of up-and-coming local author Emily Bybee celebrated the release of Fatal Magic during her book-signing party at Lost Coffee on Dec. 15. Her second book in a six-book series characterized as magic rooted in science, she continues to build her presence in the literary world from here in Castle Rock. Appealing to ages 13-100, this fast-paced and addictive fiction of sweet romantic suspense seated in the paranormal follows Fractured Magic, this promising series’ inaugural book. Available online at all major outlets, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Visit EmilyBybeeBooks.com.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Remove the decorations, wrapping and stand, and put that live Christmas tree to good use after the holidays are over by taking it to one of four participating parks from Dec. 26-Jan. 31, where it will be ground into mulch, which will be available to the public for pickup at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and Metzler Ranch locations until it’s gone. Locations are Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Blvd; Founders Park 4671 Enderud Blvd; Metzler Ranch Park, 4175 Trail Boss Dr.; and Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd. 


Find the HIdden Geocaches on the East Plum Creek Trail

Get outside and explore the new southern extension of the East Plum Creek Trail and do some geocaching while you’re there. The Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Great Outdoors Colorado to set up 11 hidden geocaches that you can locate with the GPS on your cell phone. Find the cache, sign the logbook then take or trade a trinket. Go to Geocaching.com or use the mobile app and “@tcrpandr” to get the town’s coordinates. Maps are also available at the Recreation Center and Miller Activity Complex.







It’s a January to Remember with 30 Minute Hit

Castle Rock’s 30 Minute Hit has several exciting opportunities lined up for the month of January. The gym will be open on the afternoon of Jan. 11 for a special health seminar led by their trainers. The seminar will center around nutrition and goal setting for your health and fitness needs in the new year, with both members and nonmembers both invited to attend, and you can even bring a friend! Just RSVP to Castlerock@30MinuteHit.com. 

The gym will host a free progressive dinner with close neighbors Safe Splash and Elevation Vision on January 31. This delicious and exciting event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Stop by each location and enjoy a different part of the meal during this amazing progressive dinner. 

To top it off, they’re featuring an incredible deal for new members in January. Everyone who registers this month will receive new gloves, wraps and a 30 Minute Hit Duffle Bag (valued together at $160!) absolutely free of charge to celebrate the new you in 2020, leaving you no excuse not to exercise.