Parker News in a Hurry - April 25


Plant a tree, start a life

The Town of Parker is inviting residents to get their hands dirty on Arbor Day.

Parker Parks and Recreation will be celebrating by replenishing the Arboretum at McCabe Meadows Park, 19700 Indian Pipe Lane, from 9-11 a.m. April 27. The public will help plant 60 trees of various species including smaller ornamentals, shade trees and evergreens. Registration is not required, and participants should bring their own gloves and shovels. The town will provide doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate.

After the tree planting, attendees can stop by the arborist table and meet the town’s parks and forestry team. They can help answer questions about tree planting, pruning and tree selection. Kids will also have the opportunity to build and take home a birdhouse.

Tree planting, refreshments and giveaways will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking at McCabe Meadows is limited; parking in nearby lots is advised. For more information, call 303-841-0353 or email

Stolen purse recovered

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of theft around 4 p.m. April 13.

A woman was hiking back to her car in Castlewood Canyon State Park when she received a call from a Lone Tree police officer, who informed her that he had her purse. The purse was found in the street at Ridgegate Boulevard and Crossington Drive.

The woman said she forgot to lock her car door when she left it in the parking lot at Castlewood Canyon. Her purse was stolen, but an iPod in plain sight on the front dashboard was not taken. The perpetrator left several items in the purse, including the woman’s credit card, debit card, wallet and her copy of the Book of Mormon. They did steal a check from her employer, gift cards valued at $130 and her driver’s license. The case was deactivated due to a lack of leads or suspects.

Liniger to sign books

Dave Liniger, the founder of RE/MAX and The Wildlife Experience, will be signing copies of his new book, “My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope,” at 7:30 p.m. April 30 at the Tattered Cover, 9315 Dorchester St. in Highlands Ranch.

Liniger is donating all author proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, USA Paralympics and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Studio offers free classes

iThrive Yoga is celebrating its one-year anniversary with complimentary yoga and Pilates classes.

The community party on May 1 is meant to introduce kids and adults to wellness services, and 12 hours of continuous yoga and Pilates starts at 6 a.m. Visitors can consult with practitioners and a body balance coach.

There is no RSVP required. iThrive Yoga is at 10233 S. Parker Road, Suite 107.


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