April 2017 Around Town

The Summer Camp Your Kids Will Never Forget

For a state that has everything to offer, it’s amazing that we still hear those two dreaded words from our kids, “I’m bored!” Well, guess what? We’ve got a remedy for that this summer. Community Sailing of Colorado offers an incredible series of summer camps for kids ages 5-17 in Boulder and Denver. Learn to Sail, Intermediate, Advanced, and even a Stand Up Paddleboard/Windsurfing Camp are all part of what we do to cure the summer boredom blues. We even trick campers into learning through experiential education as we help bring the physics of sailing to life. Camps run from 9:00am-3:30pm (M-F) and in just one week we help them become confident sailors through applied problem solving, teamwork, and creativity. We also have Free Sail Nights for the whole family to join in the fun! For more information visit CommunitySailing.org

Unlock the Keys to Spring at Keystone Resort

In the midst of the fourth snowiest winter ever at Keystone Resort, the resort is primed as the perfect location for a family spring skiing and snowboarding getaway. With more than 18 feet of snow this season, Keystone previously announced a season extension through Sunday, April 16, allowing for additional time to hit the slopes this spring. With current lodging offers providing up to 40 percent savings, and all kids 12 and younger skiing and snowboarding for free with any stay of two nights or more when booked through Keystone, families can enjoy the benefits of a spring ski trip together.

March and April offer skiers and riders the chance to enjoy plentiful soft snow, sunny afternoons and late-season powder days, all perfect for creating lifelong family experiences in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. For a full schedule of events, information on lodging, lift tickets, ski school and activities, visit KeystoneResort.com

Advocates for Children CASA is raising awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Advocates for Children CASA is raising awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention month at our annual Rally for Kids luncheon at The Inverness Hotel. Each April, Advocates for Children CASA hosts a free luncheon where guests learn more about ways to help and advocate for abused and neglected children. On April 27, Advocates for Children CASA is bringing the community together to recognize that we each play a part in promoting and sustaining the physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and families. Emceed by Advocates for Children CASA supporter and entertainment personality, Erica Cobb, and sponsored by Nelnet, Northwestern Mutual, Goodspeed & Merrill, Vectra Bank, and Avaya Rally for Kids will host over 400 community members who are eager to learn more about the work our organization is doing for children in Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln, and Elbert counties. Adv4Children.org

Colorado Clinic for Foot & Ankle to Open in Highlands Ranch

Dr. Erik Ouderkirk, DPM, a foot and ankle specialist, is excited to announce the opening of his Highlands Ranch Office at 4185 E. Wildcat Reserve Parkway suite 200.  Please join us on May 4th for an open house from 4:30-6:30pm with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5pm.

After practicing for 17 years in Denver, Dr. Ouderkirk is thrilled to be bring his conservative and surgical abilities for healing foot and ankle issues to the Highlands Ranch area.  Dr. Ouderkirk prides himself on educating his patients to provide the fastest pathway to recovery.  He knows that our social and work environments can be complicated places to resolve foot issues, but solutions can be found.  Dr. Ouderkirk wants his patients to understand all of the options to resolve their problems and together he will strive to keep them moving.

Dr. Ouderkirk has built his career on clinically proven care and the most up to date surgical techniques.  He has years of successful treatment of common foot and ankle issues such as plantar fasiciitis, bunions, hammer toes, fungal infections and ingrown toenails.  Being an athlete, he understands and can help heal serious athletic injuries like sprained ankles, achilles tendonitis and painful joints.

Dr. Ouderkirk has lived in Highlands Ranch with his wife, Dana, and twin daughters, Elizabeth and Johanna, for the past 10 years. CoFootDoc.com

Denver International Wine Festival Recognized by Food and Wine Magazine

The Denver International Wine Festival has been recognized by Food and Wine magazine as one of the “Best Wine Festivals Across America”.

From the many wine festivals around the country, it was recognized along with renowned festivals such as the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, the Nantucket Wine Festival, Taste Washington and the New York Wine Experience.

Organized by wine journalists rather than a local promotion board, the Denver International Wine Festival draws in winemakers from across the globe, many of them underrepresented at similar festivals. (Esoteric wines are welcome; Hungarian wines were a highlight of the 2016 event.) The Pairsine Chefs Fine Food and Wine Pairing Competition is a yearly favorite, where Colorado chefs compete to create dishes paired with two standout wines, with the audience tasting and determining the winner. Wine tours show off several of Colorado’s still little-known wineries”.

Now in its 13th year, the Denver International Wine Festival, hosted by Wine Country Network, Inc., attracts vintners from around the world, and showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region. Its signature wine and food pairing event, Pairsine, features some of Colorado’s top chefs creating gourmet food pairings for gold-medal wines from the Denver International Wine Competition, and draws hundreds of attendees each year. The 2017 Denver International Wine Festival will take place November 1-3 at the Denver Marriott Westminster. DenverWineFest.com