Weekly Neighborhood News from MCGC Neighbors

MCGC Neighbors Weekly News Blast

Hops for Habitat at the Plains Conservation Center

Brew Time!

You’ve waited all year for it, and now it’s time! 

The Hops for Habitat Annual Benefit Brewfest is Friday, July 19, from 5PM – 9PM at the Plains Conservation Center

Over 15 Colorado microbreweries will have beer for you to enjoy, and there will be live music, food trucks, and more.  Click to see which breweries will be on hand this year. 

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and $15 for designated drivers.  Please remember that this is an over 21 event!  

This is a fund raising event for the Plains Conservation Center, an MCGC Neighbors’ Membership Partner.

Unexploded Fracking Pipe
Fracking Update
Cindy Hull, one of our readers from Thunderbird Estates, sent us some information about problems with recycling fracking pipes. 

Cindy became aware of the issue with fracking pipes  via her employment at the Modular Space Corp that leases and sells modular buildings. 

Recycling companies, both local and nationwide, are refusing to accept fracking pipe for recycling, due to potential danger from explosives

Pipes that are manufactured for fracking are equipped with explosive charges that are intended to be detonated underground.  But, sometimes the charges do not detonate and are still “live” within the pipe when they are presented for recycling. 
9News reports that the Loveland Fire Department and other local governments have issued memos to City Employees warning them not to handle fracking pipes

Also, CDOT is educating its employees to identify fracking pipes, in case they should find them along a highway right-of-way.  You can read more about this issue on the 9News website.
Watering restrictions
Green Lawns
The lawn watering restrictions for Aurora have been loosened by Aurora city officials. 

Due to heavy spring snow and a system to recapture water in the South Platte River, our area reservoirs are at 67% capacity. 

We can now water our lawns on any day 3 times each week before 10AM or after 6PM.
MCGC Neighbors Calendar at a Glance
Calendar at a Glance

July 19 (Fri) – Hops for Habitat Brewfest - 5PM - 9PM – Plains Conservation Center
July 22 & 24 (Mon & Wed) - Poker Night - 7PM - Murphy Creek Tavern
July 24 (Wed) - Metro District and Master Association Board meetings - 6PM - 8PM - Community Center
July 24 - 28 (Wed - Sun) – Arapahoe County Fair - on Quincy east of Gun Club
July 26 (Fri) - Movie in the Park - Quiz Show - PG13 - Dusk - Homestead Park
July 29 - Aug 2 (Mon - Fri) – Paint camp for kids - The Paint Cellar

MCGC Neighbors' Bulletin Board
The Paint Cellar
Summer Fun at the Paint Cellar
Kids, 12 and under, paint for free with each paying adult for the month of July during the family friendly sessions on Saturdays at 9:30am and on Sundays at 9:30am or 2pm

The Paint Cellar is also offering one more week-long summer camp for kids ages 5 to 12.  The first camp was a huge success!  The next opportunity is July 29-August 2

For more dates and session for you or your kids, visit The Paint Cellar.
Movie in the Park
Movie Night
The last movie night at Homestead Park was rained out.  Hopefully the weather will be hospitable on Friday, July 26

The HOA Social Committee will be showing “Quiz Show” (PG-13), based on the scandal of the Twenty-One quiz show of the 1950s. 

Pack up lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, drinks and the kids and meet your neighbors at dusk at Homestead Park.

Arapahoe County Fair
It’s Fair Time
The Arapahoe County Fair is next week, July 24 (Wed) – July 28 (Sun).  The fair grounds are only a few miles away on Quincy east of Gun Club Rd

There will be a demolition derby, rodeos, mutton bustin’, concerts, fireworks and much more.  Admission is free for all on July 24-25 and only $5 if over age 12 on July 26-28

Check out all the events.
Sounds of Southlands
More Summer Music
Head toward the music and check out the Sounds of Southlands on Friday nights this summer. 

From 6PM-8PM at the Southlands Town Center, you will hear the Moses Jones Band on July 19 and Soul School on July 26

Take along your lawn chairs, food and drinks and enjoy the music.  It’s free!
Murphy Creek Board Meetings

Murphy Creek Board Meetings
Learn more about how the business of Murphy Creek is handled. 

The next regular meetings of the Metro District Board and the Master HOA Board are scheduled for July 24 (Wed) from 6pm-8pm at the Community Center

Anyone who owns a home in Murphy Creek is welcome to attend, ask questions and talk with the members on the Boards.
Steve Smith - Murphy Creek Realtor
Jennifer Oldham - Your Neighborhood Realtor
Jason Flaig - MC's Resident Agent
The Murphy Creek Tavern
MCGC Membership Partner - discounts for MCGC members!
The Paint Cellar
MCGC Membership Partner - discounts for MCGC members!
Balanced Birth Services
MCGC Membership Partner - discounts for MCGC members!
All 4 Seasons Window Cleaners
MCGC Membership Partner - discounts for MCGC members!
The Plains Conservation Center
MCGC Membership Partner - discounts for MCGC members!
Honey Bee Asian Bistro
MCGC Membership Partner - discounts for MCGC members!
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