Northglenn – May 2024 Events & Activities

Northglenn Arts: “The Lightning Thief — Percy Jackson Musical”

Parsons Theatre, 1 E. Memorial Parkway on May 2 through 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. $13-17, www.northglennarts.org

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

Northglenn Senior Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway, 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.

Senior Activity: Gaming with the Chief (FREE)

Northglenn Senior Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway on May 7 at 1 p.m.

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

Senior Activity: Anythink Library presents: Crafts with Kirstie at the Northglenn Senior Center (FREE) on May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Northglenn Senior Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway

Anythink is in the house with a series of fun craft projects. In this class, you’ll create teacup gnomes. All materials are provided.

Ward 3 Neighborhood Meeting: (FREE)

Northglenn Justice Center, 50 W. Community Center Dr. on May 11 from 9-10 a.m.

Come out and meet with your city council representatives and discuss the new strategic plan, get a police update and hear the current status of the Mental Health Transitional Living Home. Breakfast burritos and pastries will be served. Bring your questions! 

Teen Activity: Video Game Days

Northglenn Recreation Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway, on May 11 from 2:30-6 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 are provided. Having an account to log into systems is encouraged, but not required. The cost is $5. Please sign up by May 8, RecTrac Code: 30921001 www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

Teen Activity: Tabletop Games

Recreation Center on May 11 from 2:30-6 p.m.

Gather for some fun pen-and-paper games led by a local game master! Test out a new game world including Dungeons and Dragons, Dishonored, Cyberpunk, Honey Heist and more. $5, RecTrac Code: 10921003 www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

 Get Active: Sound Bath

Northglenn Recreation Center on May 11 from 11:30 a.m.-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 May 8. www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

 Northglenn Arts: Heart of Afghanistan

Parsons Theatre at 2 p.m. on May 11

The Heart of Afghanistan project consists of Four Afghan musicians; Ahmad Fanoos on Vocals & Harmonium, and his two sons Elham on Piano and Mehran on Violin, with Hamid Akbar on tabla. Together they will tell the story of Afghanistan from its pre-islamic Buddhist heritage through traditional Ghazals based on the Sufi-inspired poetry of Rumi and the ‘Afghan Elvis’, pop icon Ahmad Zahir, of the 60s and 70s who took the music of Elvis Presley and translated it into Dari and performed it with a traditional instrument ensemble. The idea is to give a 360-degree view of Afghan culture through music, poetry, art and cultural heritage. $20-28, www.northglennarts.org

 Ranger Ride with Goats (FREE)

Northwest Open Space, 2100 W. 112th Ave on May 11 at 3 p.m.

The second ranger ride is the GOAT! Or, at least there will be goats that will be on site helping with land management. This will be a self-guided tour; feel free to traverse the area. Remember to wear a helmet, bike or scooter and bring a water. Even though it’s self-guided, we’d love to know you enjoyed the tour by registering online at www.northglenn.org/rangerride.

 Live Goat Encounter (FREE)

Northwest Open Space, 2100 W. 112th Ave on May 12 from noon until 4 p.m.

Not only will you be able to mingle with the goats, we’ll also have various wildlife to view and interact with. The best part? The cost is free! Just come over and have some fun!

Senior Activity: Wii Sports (FREE)

Senior Center on May 14 at 1 p.m.

Bowling, golf, tennis and more — we break out the controllers for some electronic fun!

 Senior Activity: Senior Excursion: Top Golf

Senior Center on May 14 at 10 a.m.

Head to this sports entertainment complex in Thornton that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy, paired with an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays and music. Sign up quickly as there are only 14 spots! The cost is $23. 303.450.8801

Northglenn Arts: Hot Spots: America’s Volcanic Heritage

Travel Film Series at Parsons Theatre on May 14 at 10 a.m.

Hawaii is one of America’s hot spots, but so are the frozen summits of the Aleutian Islands, and high, alpine parklands in the Pacific Northwest. Yellowstone’s famous geysers and hot springs and the largest rapid in Arizona’s Grand Canyon share something in common: volcanism. $7-22, www.northglennarts.org

 Food Truck Carnival (Free to attend, activities for a cost)

E.B. Rains, Jr. Memorial Park (11800 Community Center Dr.), May 17-19 (4-9 p.m.; Noon-9 p.m.; and Noon-5 p.m.)

Food Truck Carnival features live music, 20+ different food trucks each day, carnival rides and more.  The event is free to attend.  Purchase a carnival pass for $35 for an all-day pass ($30 with coupon) or $3-$6/ride. 
Purchase food directly from food trucks and drinks from the bar.  Watch entertainment and walk-around performers for free. Recommended parking is the Wagon Road ParkNRide at 120th & Huron.  www.foodtruckcarnival.com

 Public Works Open House (FREE)

Water Treatment Facility, 2350 W. 112th Ave. on May 21 from 4-7 p.m.

National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association, takes place the third week of May to recognize the large impact public works employees have on the community. To celebrate, the city is hosting an open house so you can discover how the department works for you. Free food truck fare!

Senior Activity: Fourth Friday Flick (FREE)

Senior Center on May 24 at 1 p.m.

Hang out and enjoy a movie and popcorn on us. Titles will be announced one week prior. Please sign up at least a day in advance.

 Senior Activity: Senior Book Club: “The Lost Apothecary” (FREE)

Senior Center on May 28 at 1 p.m.

Nella sells well-disguised poisons to women to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious 12-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries. The cost is free. Call or stop by the center to reserve a copy. 303.450.8801

 Ward 1 & 2 Neighborhood Meeting (FREE)

Recreation Center on May 28 from 6-7 p.m.

Come out and meet with your city council representatives and discuss important topics happening around the city. Sandwiches will be provided and make sure to bring your questions!

 Intro to Line Dancing

Northglenn Recreation Center on May 30 from 11 a.m. until noon for ages 18+

Come join us for a fun, introductory-level drop-in session and see what line dancing is all about! No partners or experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle with your name on it. The cost is the drop-in fee for the recreation center; no pre-registration is required. If you love it — and we know you will — sign up for the session that begins on June 6. Call 303.450.8800 for more information.

Senior Activity: Scavenger Hunt (FREE)

Senior Center on May 31 at 1 p.m.

Get moving and thinking as you search for clues and prizes. Fun and refreshments for all!

 Senior Activity: Summer Salad Days Potluck (FREE)

Senior Center on June 7 at noon

Enjoy a lighter side of lunch at an all-salad potluck. Any kind of salad will work — garden, pasta, jello or even potato. If salad’s not your thing, bring a dessert.

 Get Active: Weight Room Orientation (FREE)

Northglenn Recreation Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway, on June 7 from 9:30-10:30 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 RSVP by May 31. www.northglenn.org/playnorthglenn

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