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FYI Continued from page 2                                         circumstances do not allow for them to be delivered directly
                                                                  by a sponsor.” In 2015 there were 649 clients who received
Rock is open for skating through February 20. Normal hours:       holiday gifts or gift cards from over 100 generous sponsors and
Monday and Tuesday, reserved for programing; Wednesday 4          donors.
p.m.– 8 p.m.; Thursday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.;
Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.                Groups and individuals who wish to sponsor one or more fami-
Fees: Adult $8; Child $6; Skate Rental $3; Groups of 10+ $8/      lies or donate new toys to the holiday Toy Chest please visit the
person (includes skate rental); 10 punch card with skate rental   website ( to download a sponsor appli-
$100 (adult), $80 (child)/.                 cation or request one via email at

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS with the John Adams                      The Douglas/Elbert Task Force in a 501(c)3 human service,
Band featuring the music of John Denver, December 9, 7 p.m.       nonprofit that endeavors to meet the immediate needs of resi-
at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105 in Palmer       dents of Douglas and Elbert counties who are in financial dis-
Lake. Advance tickets: Members $20 / Non-members $22; day         tress. Visit the website at
of show: Members $22 / Non-members $24. All tickets held at
will-call! For tickets see  HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM
mtn-christmas.html.                                               THE LARKSPUR MOMS’ GROUP!

LARKSPUR BOOK EXCHANGE is open in Larkspur in                     Sarah Bretz, Director of Larkspur Moms’ Group
the Town Annex, 9524 Spruce Mountain Road, every Satur-
day (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is staffed with   We are so excited that De-
knowledgeable volunteers who love books and reading. Kids         cember is upon us as we
are especially welcome to the Exchange’s selection of over        have a lot to celebrate and
4,000 books. The Book Exchange is free and provided by the        to be thankful for. The
town of Larkspur. You don’t have to bring a book to take one      Larkspur Moms’ Group
(or two or three) from the Exchange.                              is an amazing group of
                                                                  Mothers that get together
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING IN CASTLE ROCK:                          to provide a sense of com-
Drop-off time/dates: Anytime December 26 through January          munity and support for the children, families, and moms of
31, 2016.                                                         Larkspur! We are open to all moms in the Larkspur area and
Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Drive                  hope you will consider joining us for a December event or two!
Centennial Park, 22 North Gilbert Street                          For more information on the Larkspur Moms’ Group, please
Founders Park, 4671 Enderud Road                                  check out our website at or email us
Metzler Ranch Park, 4175 Trail Boss Road – Mulch is avail-        at
able at the Metzler Ranch Park site from January 15 through
March 31 while supplies last                                      Here is what we have coming up:
Paintbrush Park, 3492 Meadows Boulevard
                                                                  Play Group:
SPONSOR A NEEDY FAMILY                                            Friday, December 2nd: Children’s Christmas Party
FOR THE HOLIDAYS                                                  Friday, December 9th: In home play group

Santa’s Sharing is the holiday adopt-a-                           Moms’ Night Out: Join us on Friday, December 16th for our
family program of the Douglas/Elbert                              annual Ornament Exchange
Task Force. The program organizes spon-
sors for current client families who have                         Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
shown ongoing need and are referred by a
case manager. Clients cannot refer them-                                       Perry Park Sentinel December 2016 - Page 3
selves. On average, about 150 families
are sponsored annually.

“We have several different ways for
people to participate,” said Nani Lindig, program coordinator.
“Some sponsors deliver wrapped gifts directly to the families
and enjoy meeting the children. Other sponsors prefer provid-
ing parents with one or more gift cards so the parent can shop
and wrap the gifts for their children. Every year a handful of
Santa Sharing volunteers accept new toys and gift cards for
families who pick them up from the D/E Task Force when their
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