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The Castle Pines Connection 2015 Photo Album

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Getting in the Holiday Spirit

Courtesy photos

Enjoy this culmination of holiday festivities,including the Breakfast with Santa and the annual craft fair at the Country Club at Castle Pines, The Connection's staff holiday celebration at Maggiano's, and the always popular Santa in the Pines photo opportunity and caroling.

(61 slides)

A Wonderful (and then wet) Afternoon on the Greens

Photos courtesy of Jay Spence, Mutual of Omaha

The perfect Saturday afternoon was on Thursday this year for the annual Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at The Ridge.  Yes it rained, but no one seemed to mind.

(30 slides)

Oktoberfest Celebration

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

If it's September in the City of Castle Pines, then it's time for food trucks, beer, music, zorbee balls and fireworks.

(78 slides)

BBQ, Brews & Banjos

Photos by Amy Shanahan

In August, The Rotary Club of Castle Pines held its first BBQ, Brews & Banjos in Larkspur to benefit Douglas County youth.

(32 slides)

Lulu's Barkin' BBQ

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

Animal lovers from all over the Denver and Castle Pines area congregate each year at the beautiful home of Jana and Fred Bartlit in The Village at Castle Pines for their annual Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ.  In it’s 14th year, the fundraiser benefits the programs and services offered to homeless animals at the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center and the Harmony Equine Center.

(45 slides)

Hot Rods in The Village

Photos by Amy Shanahan

Crowds of nostalgic car buffs rocked out to groovy tunes of The Fabulous Parker Brothers as they made their way though the rows of beautifully restored classic cars at the seventh annual “Hot Rods in the Village” car show sponsored by the Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock.

(36 slides)

Castle Pines Village Kid's Carnival

Photos by Amy Shanahan

School may be back in session, but summer isn’t over yet!  Castle Pines Village (CPV) residents celebrated going back to school with a kid’s carnival at the Summit Club and a pool party at the Canyon Club on a gorgeous day in August.  Both parties were hosted by the CPV Parks and Recreation Committee and hundreds of kids and their parents came out to celebrate.  The kid’s carnival attendees played in the jumpy houses, snacked on popcorn and popsicles, had their faces painted and played games and swam.  Those at the pool party enjoyed music from a DJ and snacked on frozen treats.  A good time was enjoyed by all!

(24 slides)

Kids Community Theater

Photos by Karen Barton

The Castle Pines Arts and Cultural Foundation partnered with Missoula Children's Theater to bring a script to life with colorful costumes and personalities.

(60 slides)

4th of July Parade and Picnic

Photos by Karen Barton

A beautiful and unseasonably cool day graced this years 4th of July celebration in Castle Pines as friends and neighbors enjoyed the parade, the music, and the barbecue.

(75 slides)

HOA#1 Pool Party

Photos by Karen Barton

The best way to start the summer is with friends and neighbors at the HOA#1 annual pool party!

(40 slides)

Food Truck Frenzy

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce along with several local businesses brought a fun evening of family entertainment to Elk Ridge Park.

(83 slides)

25th Annual Community Garage Sale

Photos by Lynn Zahorik; courtesy photos

For the last quarter century, the Community Garage Sale has been a rite of spring.  Neighbors glean and clean and make a little cash along the way.

(70 slides)

Good times enjoyed by all at Spring Fling

Photos courtesy of Jimmy Dozer, Jimmy's Fashion Art Photography Studio

The shop owners at The Village at Castle Pines kicked off spring in a big way with their first annual “Spring Fling” event in April.  Hundreds of neighbors and friends came together to celebrate on a typical Colorado spring day that brought both sunshine and afternoon rain.

(35 slides)

Rise & Run 5K

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

Hundreds of well wishers cheered the participants of Foundry Church's Rise & Run 5K as the runners made their way through the streets of Castle Pines in support of Officer John Adsit and his family.

(290 slides)

4th Annual Book and DVD Exchange

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

Rain or shine, this time it was rain, the DVD and book swap is always a community favorite event.  Residents bring what they no longer have need for and take what thy look forward to reading.

(36 slides)

Easter Egg Hunt

Photos by Kathy Fallert, photos courtesy of Amy Craig, Monica Doyle, Leska Grant and Kristen Wylie

Dancing between snow storms was the perfect Saturday for an Easter egg hunt! After a two-year hiatus, Solid Life Church treated the kids, big and small, to a fantastic afternoon at Coyote Ridge Park.  Included are additional photos from the Surrey Ridge and Castle Pines Village Easter egg hunts.

(72 slides)

Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Photos by Cindy Cranstone and courtesy of Stu Schaefer

The theme of this years chamber banquet was Under the Big Top, held at the magnificent Cielo at Castle Pines. Congratulations to all the award winners and a hardy thank you to all the volunteers!

(90 slides)

The power of women coming together

Photos courtesy of Lisa Whitney-Smith

Women Inspired Together (WIT) kicked off 2015 with an amazing event that brought eighty local women together for a full day of inspiration, laughter, good food, and sharing.

(50 slides)

The “Canyon Crew” slam dunks The Harlem Wizards

Photos courtesy of Mars Tweed and Sierra Zizzo

The Canyon Crew shot past the Harlem Wizards as basketball fans roared with laughter during the Crew vs. Wizards face-off at Rock Canyon High School.  With fantastic antics, dynamic dribbling, and awesome alley-oops, both teams ran, jumped, and even rolled on the ground impressing a full-house crowd.

(35 slides)

Winterfest and Chili Cook Off in The Village

Photos by Amy Shanahan

Hot chili and hot sunshine made for a cool day.  The third annual Castle Pines Village (CPV) Winterfest and Chili Cook off took place on a gorgeous February afternoon and included delicious food, games, and socializing among
friends and neighbors.

(27 slides)

Castle Pines Village New Resident Welcome

Photos by Amy Shanahan

New residents of Castle Pines Village thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the reception held in February in their honor.  The beautiful Country Club at Castle Pines was the venue for this quarterly event, which is the perfect way for new residents to learn more about their new community and to make contact with neighbors.

(17 slides)