The original item was published from November 2, 2022 9:18 AM to January 5, 2023 8:22 AM
Keep up with Parker news and happenings with our list of five things to know for November.
Election Day Nov. 8:
The Town of Parker will hold a regular election on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in conjunction with the Douglas County coordinated election to elect three Councilmembers to four-year terms. The candidates for the 2022 election, in alphabetical order, are:
• Anne Barrington
• Brian Carruthers
• Cheryl Poage
• Joshua Rivero
• Brandi Wilks
Find candidate bios and more information on the 2022 Regular Election page. Ballots were mailed to registered voters in October. For information about returning your ballot, voting in person and other election information, visit DouglasVotes.com.
Turkey Day 5K Nov. 24:
Spend part of your Thanksgiving with Parker Parks and Recreation at the Turkey Day 5K FUN Run/Walk at the Parker Recreation Center.
Part of the Parker Parks and Recreation Run Series, this race is not timed. Registered participants will receive commemorative socks, custom bib, and hot cocoa, cider or coffee.
Visit the race webpage to register and find volunteer opportunities.
Holiday Season Festivities Begin Nov. 25:
Parker welcomes the holiday season with a series of activities Thanksgiving weekend. First up, the lighting of O’Brien Park and Downtown Parker at the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting on Friday, Nov. 25. After the park lighting, enjoy ice sculptures, interactions with holiday characters including Santa, stage performances and food vendors.
Hometown Holiday Experience Kick-Off Weekend will keep the celebration going in O’Brien Park Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27. Stop by to visit with Buddy the Elf and his holiday friends, check out decoration displays, play games and shop a winter holiday market — market Saturday only.
The North Pole Pass will create a day of memories for kids ages 3 to 10 on Saturday, Nov. 26 or Sunday, Nov. 27. A pre-purchased pass will include storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games with Santa's elves, and milk and cookies. Parents — there will be time for informal pictures, so make sure to bring your cameras/phones, too. Passes will go on sale online at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.
Visit the Community Events website for complete holiday season activity details.
Parker Ice Trail Opens Nov. 25:
Ice skating returns to Discovery Park on Friday, Nov. 25. The Parker Ice Trail is a unique skating path that meanders through the park reminiscent of a frozen river or canal. Skaters or visitors can stay warm next to any of the three fire pits adjacent to the ice trail, or enjoy hot chocolate while watching skaters pass by. Concessions, skate rental and restroom facilities are available for all patrons visiting the park.
The Parker Ice Trail is open seven days a week, weather dependent. Click here for hours, skate rental and admission information.
Monthly Public Meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 7 and 21. The Council will hold study sessions at 4 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 14 and 28.
Parker Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 10 and 17.
Parker Youth Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
Agendas, minutes and meeting packets for all Town meetings can be found here.