The Sweet Sounds of Symphony

The sound of beauty is in the air. The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra held its 20th season-opening celebration on Oct. 4 at the Lone Tree Arts Center with a performance of “Déjà vu!” A fitting concert for the inaugural occasion, it included works from Verdi, Grieg, Vaughan Williams, Strauss and Beethoven.

Colorado 2019-Inspired Gift Guide

We’ve curated a holiday gift guide for those who live and love the Centennial State and can’t give a gift that doesn’t represent their love of Colorado. Rated as one of the 'Cool'-orardo places to live, it’s just impossible to not give gifts to everyone you love that doesn’t exemplify why you should live here.

Dress Up your Door for the Holidays

There’s nothing like the warm welcome of a beautiful doorscape to usher in the excitement of the holidays. Vivid color and holiday cheer go a long way in greeting party guests, family and friends, so make your door decorations count this year. Your imagination is the limit.


Winter—bountiful bliss for some, abominable bane for others. Since winter is the harbinger of holiday happiness, you may as well resign yourself to both the fluff and slush of it. Just remember to give yourself a snow day for a little self-care amidst the chaos. Disregard the weather’s discomfort with itself and take in the … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Dillon Wilson Awarded Eagle Scout Rank with Challenger Flag Present Dillon Wilson of Troop 261 in Castle Rock was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor Ceremony on Nov. 2 at New Hope Presbyterian Church. This memorable event was made even more special by the honor of hosting the Challenger Flag, … Continued

Parker Arts Raises Funds with ‘A Night in New Orleans’

Parker Arts presented A Night in New Orleans on Nov. 3 at the PACE Center. This Third Annual Stage Dinner Fundraiser was an especially jazzy evening complete with exceptional food, classic drinks and entertainment—all with the flair of New Orleans. It was a deliciously fun way of supporting Parker Arts’ enrichment and outreach programming.

Parker Arts Center Kicks-Off the 144 Art Exhibit

The house was busy as the Parker Arts Center welcomed guests to the Opening Night of the 144 Art Exhibit and Sale on Nov. 9. Generously supported by the Colorado Artists Guild, the event celebrated 110 little paintings and sculptures consisting of 144 square inches or smaller. The exhibit will help fund the PACE Center’s … Continued

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Holds Annual Ladies Tea Fundraiser

Castle Rock Lifestyle had the privilege of being among the sponsors of the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital’s Annual Ladies Tea on Oct. 20 at the Sanctuary in Castle Pines. This fine afternoon benefited the hospital’s Breast Care Center to provide some very deserving women with free 3D mammograms and diagnostic testing. Speaker and author Elisa … Continued

Spreading the Love

Every wondrous once in a while, you meet someone you like right off the bat—someone who radiates immediate comfort and acceptance. Someone who speaks with such purity of message that you’re prompted to absorb the realities before you in a different light. Someone whose genuine spirit makes you want to join in their endeavors to right a wrong that really…

Little Paintings, Big Show

A curious crowd gathered at the 144 Exhibit and Sale as Parker Arts kicked off its opening night at the PACE Center Art Gallery on Friday, Nov. 8, featuring small paintings and sculptures that are 144 square inches or smaller. This exhibition of fine art from Colorado artists—some just emerging on the art scene and others already nationally recognized—runs through…