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It’s Time to Celebrate! Join Us February 14, 2015 for a Mardi Gras to Remember!

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The Council

The CASC is made up of nine board members and four officers. We are a very experienced group with various business backgrounds, but most importantly years and years of community involvement.

The Arts

As the former Parker Arts Council, we have an established history of 10 years in the community for bringing some of the finest community theatre to the area in addition to musical performances that enhance our area.

The Sciences

We are branching further out to the sciences by offering programs in local areas, featuring new programs in anything from robotics to the world of bee’s! We’re looking to build our science programs up to be one of the leading programs in the state for both youth and adults.

The Culture

Within every community, there needs to be culture and cultural awareness. Our two fundraising programs bring just that to our community. We have two celebrations each year that bring out the flavor of true cultural heritage.

CASC Grows Its Cultural Fundraising Event

Mardi Gras II – Will Be Held in Lone Tree This Year

CASC will be kicking off its 2015 season with its second year fundraising event, “Mardi Gras II” on February 14, 2015.  The festive event this year shares the same date as Valentines Day and will provide the perfect marriage of the two cultural events! The Marriott Hotel in Lone Tree is where we will kick off this years event, with doors opening at 6 pm and Cajun Style dinner beginning at 7.

This year will introduce some fun and new additions to the event to keep it very interactive. Costume contests, feathers, beads and masks, live music, dancing, games, door prizes, live and silent auctions are just some of the activities in store!

Get your early discounted tickets and bring your loved one to this dual celebration! At $40.00 per person, you’ll receive dinner, one drink, beads, mask and two extra door prize entries.

“We are expanding our reach as an organization and are very excited to be having our Mardi Gras II event held in the growing city of Lone Tree. We anticipate that our reach will be well received and we look forward to bringing many of our organizational youth programs to this area.” states CASC President Jeff Fox.

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Parker Oktoberfest: Steeped in Tradition

September 18-20 , 2015. A Weekend to Remember

In celebration of German heritage and traditions, we will be celebrating the Parker Oktoberfest.  The annual fundraising cultural event will feature live German music, Bavarian dancers, a Biergarten featuring three Paulaner beers – Hefeweizen, Oktoberfest Marzen, and Premium Pilsener, a number of competitions, and delicious German food.

Admission is free for our family-friendly German-themed festival.  The event includes a number of fun activities for children, great things to do for adults, and is family friendly. We will also have kids rides including an obstacle course, bungee tramp, a slide and much more!  The festival boasts unique vendors that are new to the festival this year and a variety of activities for children.

The 10th Annual Parker Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m with a soft evening opening for entertainment, food and drinks on Friday September 18.

Parker Mayor Mike Waid will preside over the opening ceremony and mini-parade. There will also be an opportunity to meet the Colorado Council of Arts, Science and Cultures Miss Oktoberfest.

This year promises to be even more exciting than last with additional German entertainment, extra seating in a full size tent to see the bands, new activities for children, and the addition of our partnership with the German American Chamber of Commerce to co-produce the event will add to the authentic drive we anticipate to receive!

Parker Wine Walks

Every fourth Friday during the Summer and Fall, the Parker Chamber hosts the local downtown Wine Walks which are heavily attended and amply festive! Enjoy wine tasting and discover the many shops and restaurants on Main Street and the live music spread around as provided by us, the Colorado Council of Arts, Science and Culture

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Karaoke

Today’s youth is tomorrow’s talent. Join us the first Tuesday of every month as the talented youth from throughout the area converge on Takoda’s Bar and Grill to test out their pipes from a public location. Always a favorite, our youth karaoke night never fails to deliver a discovery of talent new, and improved each and every month.

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The Sciences

We have sponsored science programs in the past ( Astronomy) and are presently looking to partner with local area science groups whom may need that added value that an organization can bring to help them grow! If you’re currently holding a program or would like to pitch us an idea for a Science based program, then please contact us at 303-261-8059.

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We cannot provide events like we do without generous sponsorships and donations from great local area businesses and organizations. See our Sponsorship page for others!

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