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[ARCHIVED] 5 things to know for September

The original item was published from August 27, 2019 8:13 AM to December 14, 2021 10:13 AM

Barker Days

Make your plans for the month ahead with our list of five things to know for September.

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Barker Days:
Parker Parks and Recreation presents Barker Days 2019 with Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at H2O’Brien Pool. Dogs can take a dip in the pool (closed to humans for the season and neutralized to be dog-friendly), chase balls and Frisbees on the ball field, check out the agility course and rub noses with dog-related service providers and vendors.

Pre-registration for Barker Days, which closes Sept. 6 at 5 p.m., is $6 per Parker-resident dog and $8 for non-residents; their humans are free. Walk-up registration will begin at 11 a.m. on event day and will be accepted based on capacity. Walk-up cost is $8 per resident dog and $10 per non-resident dog. Register online and learn more about the event on the Barker Days website.

Town Calendar Photo Contest begins:
Do you want to see your photos featured in the Town of Parker’s 2020 calendar? Here’s your chance! Enter your best snapshots of Parker in the 2020 Town Calendar photo contest.

Participants 18 and older may enter up to five photos each for consideration. Photos must have been taken in the 80138 or 80134 ZIP codes, be without watermark or date stamps and at least 300 dpi.

For complete rules and to submit photos visit the contest webpage.

New Parker Arts season kicks off:
The 2019/2020 slate of Parker Arts shows, performances and special events begins in earnest in September. Events include the Adult Lecture Series presentation of Stories of the Parker Pioneers, Sept. 4; Lorrie Morgan and Mark Wills Sept. 7; Recess Monkey Sept. 14; Friday Night Jazz: Tribute to Nat King Cole Sept. 20; and Comedy & Cocktails: Mike Stanley Sept. 21.

Presented by Parker Arts and Inspire Theater Company, 9 to 5: The Musical, opens at the PACE Center on Sept. 27. The musical, based on the 1980 hit movie, runs through Oct. 13.

Tickets for these productions, and those later in the season, are available for purchase on the Parker Arts website or at the PACE Center Box Office.

How to sign up for Town email notifications:
The Town of Parker provides many resources to help our residents stay aware of Town news and happenings. Through the Notify Me system, residents may sign up to receive text or email updates and alerts from the Town on a variety of topics. Notification lists include general news items, citizen involvement opportunities, community events, roads and transportation, Town calendars, agendas for public meetings, facility closures, snow operations updates and several others. Sign up or manage notification list subscriptions anytime at

Monthly public meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 16 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet. The Council will hold study sessions at 5:30 p.m. Mondays Sept. 9 and 23 in the Pikes Peak Community Room at Town Hall.

The Parker Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

The Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.