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9:00 am Native Plant Hike

Adults

This moderate hike will cover local, native plants. Learn plant uses, fun facts and ways to identify certain flora. Please wear sturdy shoes and leave your furry friends at home.

Registration is required; click for more information.

Location
Northridge Park Shelter #2, 8800 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch

9:00 am Tree Limb Recycling

Recycle your tree limbs and woody plant materials at the Metro District’s spring tree recycling event. Tree limbs less than 12 inches in diameter and woody plant materials will be accepted at the recycling event. The following items will not be accepted – finished lumber, non-woody material, grass clippings, sod and root balls. In addition to tree recycling, free mulch will be available to Highlands Ranch residents.

Call 303-791-0430 for more information.

Location
Shea Stadium, 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch

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2:00 pm Mother's Day Wildflower Hike

Ages 10 and older

Join a Native Plant Master and Metro District Park Ranger on a hike up to Highlands Point. Take in the view from the highest point in Highlands Ranch while learning about some of the native wildflowers that grow in the area. Please leave your furry friends at home and wear sturdy shoes.

Registration is required; click for more information.

Location
Red-tail Park, 2674 Pemberly Avenue, Highlands Ranch

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5:30 pm Map and Compass Treasure Hunt

Ages 8 – 12 

The ability to use a map and compass are a must when hiking outdoors. Even in this high-tech GPS era, nothing replaces the value of these crucial tools and the understanding of how both can help you find your way in the wilderness. Learn how to read a map, orient yourself and find various sites using a map and compass. Find hidden treasures on an exciting scavenger hunt in the open space. All participants will get to keep their found treasures as well as a Silva compass. An accompanying adult is required to come along, partner with the child and learn.

Fee:  Resident $20  Nonresident: $23

Registration is required, click for more information.

Location
Dad Clark Park, 3385 Asterbrook Circle, Highlands Ranch

6:00 pm For Goodness Snakes

All Ages/Families

Curioussss about snakes or maybe just sssscared of them? Learn the facts about these legless reptiles and how they benefit our community. Get up close and personal with several kinds of live snakes!

Registration is required; click for more information.

Location
Metro District Office Building, 62 W. Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch

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6:30 pm 2015 Metro District Study Session

The public is invited to attend.

Location
Metro District Office Building, 62 W. Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch

9:30 am Little Nature Explorers: Bird Beak Buffet

Ages 3-5

Birds have special beaks to help them eat different kinds of food. Practice using different bird “beaks” with a variety of food. Larn feathered friends of the area and make a bird beak mask to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A snack will be provided.

Registration is required; click for more information.

Location
Redstone Park Pond Fishing Pier, 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch

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8:15 am Yoga in the Park - CANCELED

The May 23 class has been canceled due to persistent rain and wet conditions.

Join us this summer for free yoga classes at Civic Green Park. For ages 18 and older. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and a water bottle. For more information, call 303-791-2710. Presented with NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness.

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6:30 pm 2015 Metro District Board Meeting

The public is invited to attend.

Location
Metro District Office Building, 62 W. Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch

5:15 pm Rockies Skills Challenge

Ages 6-13

This is a baseball skills competition open to both boys and girls ages 6-13 (age as of December 31, 2015). Kids will compete in base running, batting and throwing. The top boy and girl scorer in each age group from each local competition will advance to a sectional competition. The top boy and girl scorer in each age group at the sectional will then advance to the state competition at Coca-Cola All Star Park in August.

Pre-registration is not required. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Call 303-791-2710 for more information.

Location
Northridge Park, 8800 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch

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8:15 am Yoga in the Park

Join us this summer for free yoga classes at Civic Green Park. For ages 18 and older. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and a water bottle. For more information, call 303-791-2710. Presented with NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness.

Location
Civic Green Park

9:30 am War of the Weeds

Adults

Every year those pesky weeds show up in Highlands Ranch. Learn why some of these weeds are on the most wanted list for being noxious. Unearth ways to help us eradicate weeds in our community. We will take a stroll to observe these wicked plants in their natural environment.

Registration is required; click for more information.

Location
Metro District Office Building, 62 W. Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch

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