Northglenn April 2024 Events & Activities-April 2024

Northglenn Recreation Center, Senior Center and Parsons Theatre are located at 1 E. Memorial Parkway, Northglenn, CO 80233

Northglenn Arts: Miss Holmes

Parsons Theatre

Various times through April 7

When a young wife suspects her new husband of murder, she finds herself with no one to turn to except Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson – two women struggling to be taken seriously in a community that overlooks them. This reimagining of the world’s most famous detectives pits their wits not only against a cunning criminal – but also against the restrictive grip of Victorian society. Can Miss Holmes and Dr. Watson catch the killer while breaking free of the gendered and ableist roles they have been put into? Tickets $15. www.northglennarts.org

Spring Break Learning: Wilderness Medicine Camp

Northglenn Recreation Center from April 1 to 5 from 9 a.m. until noon

Participants will role-play emergencies in the wild and learn how to prepare for natural disasters. These future emergency medics will learn about snake bites, hypothermia, tourniquets, poisonous plants, edible plants, distress signals, forest fires, tornadoes, mosquito bites and more. The cost is $310 for residents and $372 for non-residents. www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

Spring Break Learning: Mad Science: Bubbling Beakers

Northglenn Recreation Center from April 1 to April 5 from 1 until 4 p.m. for children ages 6 to 12 years old

Discover a whimsical world of molecules and magic with bubbling beakers and all kinds of radical reactions in this exciting science-themed camp! Prepare your own potions and all sorts of concoctions to take home. Learn about the many types of chemical solutions and find out how different chemicals react when mixed together. The cost is $245 for residents and $294 for non-residents. www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

Get Active: Weight Room Orientation (FREE)

Northglenn Recreation Center on April 5 & May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The weight room offers a variety of workout equipment and resources. If you are new to it, this is a great place to start! The cost is free, but please RSVP. www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

Senior Activity: Gaming with the Chief (FREE)

Northglenn Senior Center on April 2 at 1 p.m.

Challenge Chief Jim May in Crokinole – a disk-flicking dexterity board game. No cost – just come on by! 

Northglenn Arts: Yellowstone: Trails and Tales

Parsons Theatre at 10 a.m. on April 2

Because otters can catch fish in Yellowstone Lake even in the winter, other animals and birds can sometimes steal enough of the otter’s catch to get them through some lean times. There is some remarkable footage shot deep down in Yellowstone Lake, to see mysterious spires not previously known to exist on the Lake bottom. Shot exclusively for this film, it is the first time they’ve been seen. This is a fun film…sometimes humorous. A bald eagle boldly confronts an otter, seeming to demand that the otter hand over its fish! A coyote catches an otter diving into a hole in the ice and pulls him out by the tail. Otter pups play and slide on the ice in an explosively comic way. Geese slide on new ice, expecting to land in water. We see Yellowstone in winter, giving meaning to the cliché “wonderland”. We see the famous Yellowstone Falls in winter, and old Faithful looking like an atomic bomb blast at 40 below zero. The bubbling mud pots seem like a comic joke…a steady expulsion of gases without emotions of any kind. Still, they give a sense of the ludicrous A land of two million acres, Yellowstone should have been included six million acres. We’re lucky to have it as it is…not America’s First National Park, it is the first national park in the whole World. Tickets now available at www.northglennarts.org.

 Strategic Plan Public Engagement Sessions (FREE)

Northglenn Recreation Center Community Rooms on April 4 at 6 p.m. and April 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Public engagement and input are important to the council. Before we move forward with the strategic plan, we’d like to hear from YOU. There are two in-person opportunities to weigh in. The sessions will be led by the facilitator (not council or staff) and offer residents an opportunity to react to their ideas so far. The facilitator will bring the input to the council. We look forward to hearing all your suggestions.

 Senior Activity: Wii Golf (FREE)

Senior Center on April 9 at 1 p.m.

The controllers are out and we’re ready to hit the course. The best score wins a prize. Sign-ups are welcomed, and walk-ins are accepted.

 Teen Activity: Video Game Days

Northglenn Recreation Center on April 13 from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Have some festive fun while playing local pick-up competitive games! We have gaming laptops, PS5, Xbox S, and Nintendo Switch consoles. Snacks and drinks were provided. Having an account to log into systems is encouraged, but not required. The cost is $5. Please sign up by April 10. RecTrac Code: 30921001 www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

 Senior Activity: Anythink Library presents: Crafts with Kirstie at the Northglenn Senior Center (FREE)

April 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Northglenn Senior Center

Anything is in the house with a series of fun craft projects. For this class, learn how to make dried flower bookmarks.

 Coffee with the Chief (FREE)

Safeway Starbucks, 500 E. 120th on April 12 from 8 to 9 a.m.

Why pay for your coffee when you can get it for free? As a bonus, have a chat with Chief Jim May about any police or public safety concerns you may have.

 Get Active: Sound Bath

Northglenn Recreation Center on April 13 from 11:30 until 1 p.m.

Experience what sound vibration immersion can do for your body, mind, and energy field. The cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Please register by March 13. The cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.

 Inaugural Ranger Ride (FREE)

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Dr. on April 13 from 3 until 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy a fun, leisurely trip for the whole family with a Ranger Ride. On the inaugural excursion, you’ll identify as many tree species as possible with the help of city staff. Ranger Rides are free and cover no more than 3 miles. All riders must have a helmet, bike/scooter and water. Drop-ins are welcome, but you are encouraged to register at www.northglenn.org/rangerride. If you can’t make it this time, we’ll have more Ranger Rides on the second Saturday of each month through October.

Senior Activity: Denver Zoo Trip

Senior Center on April 18; leaves at 10 a.m.

As one of Colorado’s most vital cultural cornerstones, the Denver Zoo is dedicated to providing an intimate, inspiring, and informative first-hand encounter with the wonders of nature. The cost is $24. Call 303.450.8801.

 Teen Adventures:

Northglenn Recreation Center on April 15 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Celebrate a day off from school by going on an adventure to a fun location in the metro area. The April 15 trip is a mystery — go to www.northglenn.org/teens for the reveal! Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, weather-appropriate clothing and swimming attire as appropriate. The cost is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. Register by April 8.

 Senior Activity: Garden Tea Party

Northglenn Senior Center on April 19 at 1 p.m.

Join us for afternoon tea and then learn about gardening in Colorado from a master gardener. The cost is $10. Call 303.450.8801.

 Northglenn Arts: Abigail Osborn in Concert

Parsons Theatre on April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

By combining honest storytelling with dreamy pop melodies, Abigail Osborn creates the perfect coming-of-age soundtrack. She captures the chaotic, non-committal and short-lived nature of relationships in which people of her generation often find themselves. Sonically, she is right on target with the bedroom-pop anthems that have captured the experience as well.  Born and raised in Denver, Colorado… she now resides in Los Angeles, CA, where she spends her time writing songs for herself along with many other artists. Storytelling is her favorite thing to do, and she hopes you can find a piece of yourself in each song that she writes and the story she tells. Tickets now available at www.northglennarts.org.

 Drum Circle

Northglenn Recreation Center from noon until 1:30 p.m. on April 21. For those 16 and over.

Drumming allows us to connect with ourselves and others to release, restore and heal. No experience is necessary. Drums will be provided, although you can bring one if you would like. Sign up by April 18. The cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

Ward 4 Neighborhood Meeting: (FREE)

Prost Brewery, Northglenn Marketplace, on April 23 from 6 until 7 p.m.

Come out and meet with your city council representatives and discuss the new strategic plan, overall water quality, future water projects, congressional funding for water projects and the aquifer storage and recovery. Light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided for attendees. Make sure to bring your questions!

Senior Activity: Senior Book Club: “West With Giraffes” (FREE)

Senior Center on April 23 at 1 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. Call 303.450.8801 or stop by the center to reserve a copy.

 Northglenn Arts: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Parsons Theatre between April 26 and May 5 at various times

The Northglenn Youth Theatre presents this adaptation of the best-selling book by Rick Riordan. As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. Tickets now available at www.northglennarts.org.

 Derby Day (FREE)

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Dr. on April 27 from 8 until 10 a.m.

Families, save the date for our annual Kids Fishing Derby on April 27. The contest is for children aged 2 to 14 and is free with no registration required. Goodie bags will be handed out to the first 300 kids to check-in. Our Derby Day also includes a bike derby and new activities with Denver Junior Roller Derby! For more information go to www.northglenn.org/derbyday.

Senior Activity: Nutrition for Fitness (FREE)

Senior Center on April 30 at 1 p.m.

Northglenn fitness instructors lead an informative class on how nutrition plays an important part in your fitness routines.

Senior Activity: Dinner Theatre “The Lightning Thief — Percy Jackson Musical”

Senior Center on May 2 at 10 a.m.

The Northglenn Youth Theatre presents this adaptation of the best-selling book by Rick Riordan. As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. The cost is $25, which includes a catered lunch and a ticket to the show. Call 303.450.8801 or stop by the Senior Center for tickets.

 Senior Activity: Alien Life with Dr. Jerry Galloway (FREE)

Senior Center on May 3 at 1 p.m.

Are they out there? Are they here? Take a fun and interesting look at the history of believing in alien visitors and more.

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