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On Havana Street offers unique experiences in dining, shopping and living. We have something for everyone here, On Havana.

Our events are unique, fun, exciting and will enrich your life. Come down and check out any of our events! You will have a great time and your family and friends will thank you.

Our annual events are a blast and get bigger and better each year! Come check us out!

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Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick at On Havana Street

THE WIRELESS PHONE PHENOM EVENT!

  • Jan 17, 2015 10:00 AM - January 17, 2015 4:00 PM
  • T-Mobile and AT&T phone stores along Garden Drive at The Gardens on Havana.

    There are no vendor booths at this event.

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What's your New Year's Resolution? 

Set up and learn the functions on your new phone.

Learn about time and energy saving features of your phone.

Get organized in 2015 by optimizing your devices.

Learn about the latest apps and games, and share your favorites with us, too

Learn about all the great assessories and plans that are available.

Our Wireless Phone Phenom Event is exactly what you need!

Where:  T-Mobile, 10600 E Garden Drive, STE 105 and AT&T Phone Store, 10651 E Garden Drive, STE 101, both at The Gardens on Havana.
 

When:  Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 

COST:  FREE
 

Special Activities taking place:

TWITTER:  Mike Hanbery, our On Havana Street social media guru from Webolutions in Greenwood Village, will be on hand in the morning of this event to give workshops on Twitter.   You will need to be proficient in using Twitter to successfully participate in our March 21 event, "Tweet Tweet It's Spring--Twitter Hidden Cash Event.  This is your chance to learn how to follow Twitter clues and how to Tweet photos.   At this Phone Phenom event, we will be Tweeting out clues so you can practice following our Tweets to find the hidden objects.  When you find the hidden object, you will practice taking a selfie of you holding the object and post the picture on Twitter.  (You get to keep the hidden objects when you find them.)

HEALTHY SNACKS:  Enjoy health snacks (while they last) specially made by the trainers at Colorado's Pro Gym's Fit Foods 4U.

DRAWING:  Enter the drawing at T-Mobile & AT&T on the day of the event for a chance to win great prizes!  (No purchase necessary)

  • A Moto 360 Smart Watch
  • Dr. Dre Beats Solo HD Drenched Headphones
  • MyCharge Amp Mini 2200 mAh Portable Pwoer Bank.

 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick, Executive Director, 303-360-7505

VALENTINE'S DAY GUM DROP FESTIVAL

  • Feb 14, 2015 12:00 PM - February 14, 2015 3:00 PM
  • The English Teacup, 1930 S Havana ,#5,  Aurora CO  80014

    There are no vendor booths available at this event.

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Everyone knows that February 14 is Valentine's Day, but did you know February 15 is National Gum Drop Day?  To celebrate these two big days, The English Teacup is hosting a Valentine's Day Gum Drop Festival.

What:  Valentine's Day Gum Drop Festival

When:  Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 12-noon to 3 p.m.

Where:  The English Teacup at 1930 S Havana St, #5, Aurora CO  80014 (SE corner of Jewell & Havana)

Cost:  Free

Activities Include:

  • Free chocolate candy and tea tasting, including chocolate teas
  • Play Candyland while you are enjoying a spot of tea
  • Buy imported chocolates and gum drop gifts for your special Valentine
  • Learn How to make "Gum Drop Art" for your Valentine:  Gum drop trees, geodesic domes and toparies.  We will show you how.  All ages are welcome.

The gum drop art supplies are being provided by On Havana Street and are free while they last, so stop by early to make a sweet, unique gift to give to your special Valentine.

Enter the Drawing:  Sign up at The English Teacup on the day of the Event for a chance to win boxes of Cadbury chocolates from England and Candyland games.  No purchase necessary to enter the drawing.  The winners will be notified by phone.

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick
303-360-7505
www.OnHavanaStreet.com

TWEET, TWEET, IT'S SPRING...HIDDEN CASH EVENT!

  • Mar 21, 2015 1:00 PM - March 21, 2015 5:00 PM
  • At various locations along Havana Street.  (No vendor opportunities at this event)

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March 21, 2015 marks the 9th anniversary of the day the very first Tweet in the world was sent out.  Spring is here and we want to get you out and about in the District to see our fantastic sculptures.   We plan to use the Havana District's Twitter account to Tweet out clues as to the location of "hidden cash" in the district.  When someone finds an envelope with hidden cash (fake money that will be redeemed for real cash money at 4:30 p.m.)  they will need to find one of the Art 2C on Havana sculptures and take a "selfie" of themselves in front of the sculpture holding the cash and post the photo on Twitter.  We will all meet up at the new Applebees at The Gardens on Havana at around 4:30 p.m. for refreshments and to redeem your found fake money for the real thing!  What Fun! 

More details coming soon. 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick, 303-360-7505

EARTH DAY ELECTRONIC RECYCLING AND DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT

  • Apr 18, 2015 12:00 PM - April 18, 2015 3:00 PM
  • The Stampede parking lot, 2430 S Havana Street, Aurora CO  80014

    No vendor booths available at this event.

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Earth Day Electronic Recycling & Document Shred-A-Thon Event Details

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015

What time: 12pm – 3pm

Where:   The Stampede Parking Lot, 2430 S Havana Street, Aurora CO  80014 (NE corner of Parker Road and Havana, just south of Olive Garden)

Cost: FREE

Do your part to help the environment and protect yourself from identity theft this Earth Day!  The Havana Business Improvement District is subsidizing this event to provide free electronic recycling and free document shredding for our businesses and the community.  You do not need to be an Aurora resident to take advantage of these free services.  This Earth Day event is open to everyone.

What items can be recycled for Free: 

  • Computers
  • CPUs
  • Towers
  • Laptops
  • Notebooks
  • Cell phones
  • Office phones
  • Pagers
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Mice for computers
  • Cables
  • Cords
  • Televisions--any size--yes, free recycling of TVs--limit two TVs recycled for free per familyAdditional TVs, over the 2 per family limit, can be recycled at a cost $40 each.

  • Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs)

(We do not accept paint, batteries or tires)

Techno+Rescue is a Veteran-owned and operated Colorado full-service Green IT company.  They will have their “Green Team” and trucks in the parking lot at The Stampede.  They will quickly unload your vehicle and safely recycle your old electronic devices domestically here in the States.  Their motto is "Reuse, Recover, Recycle."  Properly and responsibly recycling electronic equipment is very important.  By keeping electronics out of landfills, responsible recycling reduces energy demand from mining and manufacturing.  Older TV'S and computers typically contain about 4-7 lbs of lead which is toxic and can cause cancer and reproductive disorders.  We even accept those big old rear-projection TVs at this event. 

Shred-It will have three (3) big trucks from their mobile shredding operation on site to safely and securely shred your confidential documents for free!  Please bring your documents in bags and boxes.  YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE YOUR BAGS AND BOXES HOME WITH YOU AS YOU LEAVE.  There is a 4 bag/box limit per person since this is only a 3-hour event.  You will be able to watch the documents as they are shredded and will receive a certificate noting that your documents were safely destroyed.  

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick
303-360-7505

MAY DAY ANNUAL ROSE GARDEN CLEAN-UP

  • May 2, 2015 9:00 AM - May 2, 2015 11:00 AM
  • In the Lisa Strawn Memorial Rose Garden at The Gardens on Havana (former Buckingham Square Mall site)  See the link to the map below.

    There are no vendor booths available at this event.

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Come help with our annual rose garden clean up from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2.  Bring sturdy gloves and a pair of pruning shears if you have them.  Members of The Denver Rose Society will be on hand to instruct you on how to correctly prune shrub roses.  Our 2015 summer rose garden concert series starts May 26, so we want the garden to look beautiful for the concerts.  

We will meet at the rose garden at 9 a.m.  The clean-up will last until approximately 11 a.m.  Everyone volunteering to help with the garden clean up will receive a voucher for a free lunch.  You will need to sign a waiver at the clean-up to work in the rose garden. 

If you want to Google Map this location, please use the address 1350 S Ironton St, Aurora CO 80012

The Rain/Snow Date for this clean-up is the following Saturday, May 9, same place and time.

There are no vendor booth opportunities at this event.

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick
www.OnHavanaStreet.com
303-360-7505

MAY 26 ROSE GARDEN CONCERT

  • May 26, 2015 6:00 PM - May 26, 2015 8:00 PM
  • In the Lisa Strawn Memorial Rose Garden at The Gardens on Havana SE Corner of Mississippi & Havana Google the address 1350 S Ironton, Aurora CO 80012 to pinpoint location of the garden

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There are no vendor booths available at this concert.

WHEN:  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 6-8 P.M.

WHERE:  IN THE ROSE GARDEN PLAZA AT THE GARDENS ON HAVANA, SE CORNER OF MISSISSIPPI & HAVANA, JUST SOUTH OF DICK'S SPORTING GOODS.

COST:  FREE! 

Save the date!  We don't have the summer concert line up set for 2015 yet, so stay tuned.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a wonderful, free  summer concert series.  Everyone in attendance will receive a ticket for the door prize drawings (no purchase necessary). 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick
303-360-7505

8th Annual Cruzin' Havana Car Show & Poker Run, Presented by Havana Auto Parts

  • Jun 13, 2015 10:00 AM - June 13, 2015 5:00 PM
  • Along the Havana Corridor, 6th Avenue to Dartmouth.  Five Festival Sites.

    Vendor registration details will be posted on this site after April 1, 2015.

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SAVE THE DATE!  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015

Cruzin' Havana is presented by Havana Auto Parts!  Please note the new times for the 2014 event:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
See over 5,000 of the region's best classic cars parked at five festival sites & in a poker run along Havana Street in Aurora CO (click on the map links below). Five festival sites with free music, food and lots of classic cars on display!
 

FAQ's:

 
HOW DO I ENTER MY CAR?   There is no need to "sign up" or "enter" your car--just come out to one of the festival sites listed below. This is a free event. 
 
COST:   Free, there are no entry or registration fees, so bring the family!

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE POKER RUN?  Get your poker run registration sheet at the POKER RUN BOOTH AT ANY OF THE FESTIVAL SITES.  The Poker Run with a grand prize of a 5 day/4 night ocean cruise for two! 
 
Fuzzy Dice Roll at each festival site with a chance to win gas cards (no purchase necessary to win).  Free Cruzin' Havana calendar/program.  
 

Five Festival Sites with classic cars, music and food from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  CLICK THE LINKS TO VIEW THE MAPS:


VENDORS:  We will post vendor registration details here by April 1, 2015.

 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick, On Havana Street, 303-360-7505
Dick Thompson, Collector Car Council of Colorado, 303-939-5533

HAVANA FARMERS' MARKET AT HAVANA EXCHANGE SHOPPING CENTER

  • Jun 22, 2015 10:00 AM - September 29, 2015 2:00 PM
  • Havana Exchange Shopping Center Parking Lot
    (Along Havana in front of Bicycle Village)
    2802 S Havana Street
    Aurora CO  80014
     

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Get all the detailsabout the market at at:  http://www.denverfarmersmarket.com

There is nothing better than locally grown, fresh, organic produce!  The Havana Farmers' Market sets up every Monday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (or until sold out) in the parking lot at the Havana Exchange Shopping Center through October.  You will see the vendor tents set up in the lot along the Havana Frontage, south of Yale Ave, and in front of Bicycle Village. 

VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES:  If you are interested in being a Farmers' Market Vendor, click the Denver Farmers Market link above or call John the market manager at 303-809-2865.

Havana Exchange Shopping Center is located on the east side of Havana, south of Parker Road and south of Yale.  Plug the address 2802 S Havana, Aurora CO  80014 into your GPS. 

Contact Info

John the Market Manager
303-809-2865

Gayle Jetchick
303-360-7505

http://www.denverfarmersmarket.com

JUNE 23 ROSE GARDEN CONCERT

  • Jun 23, 2015 6:00 PM - June 23, 2015 8:00 PM
  • In the Lisa Strawn Memorial Rose Garden at the east end of Garden Drive at The Gardens on Havana.   There are no vendor booths available at this event.

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JUNE SUMMER ROSE GARDEN CONCERT AT THE GARDENS ON HAVANA

Tuesday, June 23, 2014, 6-8 P.M.

Cost: Free

SAVE THE DATE.  We do not have our 2015 summer concert series finalized yet, so stay tuned.  We will post more info here as soon as we have it.

There are no vendor booth spaces available at this event.

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick
www.OnHavanaStreet.com
303-360-7505

FROZEN TREATS PROGRESSIVE PARTY!

  • Jul 19, 2015 12:00 PM - July 19, 2015 4:00 PM
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    At 5 ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen custard shops along Havana Street.  There are no vendor booth opportunities at this event.

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It's National Ice Cream Day!  Get your free samples of ice cream, frozen custard and frozen yogurt & enter the drawing for a chance to WIN A FAMILY PACK OF WATER WORLD TICKETS! 

WHAT:  FROZEN TREATS PROGRESSIVE PARTY

WHEN:  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015

TIMES:  12 NOON TO 4 P.M.

Enter the drawing at the shops on the day of the event for a chance to win a family pack of tickets to Water World.  (No purchase necessary to enter)

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

  • Stop in for FREE SAMPLES of ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt & soft serve, and pick up your registration sheet at the participating shops listed below.  
  • Each participating shops will stamp your registration sheet to indicate that you visited the shop and received your free sample. 
  • Once you have 4 stamps on your registration sheet from 4 different shops listed below, deposit your stamped registration sheet in any of the entry boxes located at the participating shops to enter the drawing for the Water World Family Packs of Tickets.  You are welcome to visit all 5 shops and get your free samples from each if you have time, of course! 
  • The drawing for the Water World tickets will take place at 5 p.m. with the winner notified by phone.

PARTICIPATING SHOPS:

  • Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, 1105 S Havana
  • Hamburger Stand Tastee Freez, 938 S Havana
  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 10601 E Garden Drive at The Gardens on Havana
  • Baskin Robbins, 1155 S Havana
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 1103 S Iola St, at The Gardens on Havana 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick 303-360-7505

http://www.onhavanastreet.com/frozentreats

JULY 28 ROSE GARDEN CONCERT

  • Jul 28, 2015 6:00 PM - July 28, 2015 8:00 PM
  • The Rose Garden Plaza at The Gardens on Havana (former Buckingham Square Mall).  There are no vendor booth opportunities at this event.

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SAVE THE DATE:

JUNE 28 ROSE GARDEN CONCERT AT THE GARDENS ON HAVANA.

6-8 P.M.

We do not have the final details about the 2015 summer concert series, so stay tuned.  We plan to continue the door prizes and special give aways in 2015 at the concerts.

The rose garden is located at the east end of Garden Drive at the former Buckingham Square Mall Site.  From Dick's Sporting Goods, go south on South Ironton about half a block.  The garden is located in the plaza by the big 30 foot tall obelisk sculpture.  For a Google Map, use the address 1350 S Ironton St, Aurora CO  80012 to see exactly where the rose garden plaza is located.

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick
303-360-7505

AURORA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS QUINTET & AURORA SINGERS IN CONCERT & ICE CREAM SOCIAL

  • Aug 25, 2015 6:00 PM - August 25, 2015 8:00 PM
  • In and around the rose garden plaza at The Gardens on Havana (Former Buckingham Square Mall Site).  The rose garden plaza is located along the back row of stores south of Dick's Sporting Goods.  There are no vendor booth opportunties at this event.

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Join us Tuesday evening, August 25 at 6 p.m. for an evening of symphony music and roses as the Aurora Symphony Orchestra's brass quintet and the Aurora Singers wrap up our 2015 summer concert series.  The first 450 people in attendance will receive a ffree ice cream, frozen yogurt or frozen custard!   Bring a lawn chair and join us at 6 p.m. Viridian at The Gardens on Havana has stepped up to provide free bottled water, but we recommend you bring a nonalcoholic beverage of your own, too, since the free water goes quickly. 

We will be announcing the People's Choice Winner in our Art 2C on Havana Exhibition at this concert!

 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick 303-360-7505

HAVANA MOTOR MILE 4-WHEELIN' EVENT

  • Sep 21, 2015 10:00 AM - September 21, 2015 5:00 PM
  • The dealership Show & Shine is taking place in the parking lot at The Gardens on Havana by Dick's Sporting Goods, 1200 S Ironton, 80012.  The Gardens on Havana is the former Buckingham Square Mall site at the SE corner of Mississippi & Havana.    There are no vendor booth opportunities.

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TAILGATING GAMES, 4X4'S AND AWD DRIVE VEHICLES ON DISPLAY!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

Dealership Show & Shine in the Dick's Sporting Goods Parking Lot:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Twenty Havana Motor Mile dealerships will be displaying their best new and pre-owned 4x4 Trucks, SUVs and AWD in the parking lot for our "Show & Shine".  Come see and compare the best vehicles for tailgating, winter weather, off roading fun and anything else Colorado Weather can throw your way!   No vehicle sales will take place at this show & shine, but if you see a vehicle you are interested in you can stop by the dealership on the Havana Motor Mile for a test drive and to get your questions answered. 

Entertainment:  To Be Announced closer to the event.

Enter the drawing for Cash & Prizes at the Dealerships

Stop by the individual Havana Motor Mile Dealerships for a test drive and for more tailgating fun and food.  Sign up at the dealerships and Auto Parts Stores for our prize drawings including $500 in cash and fuel cards! (No purchase necessary to enter the drawings and the winners will be notified by phone.)

The dealerships are planning tailgating events/cookouts and special vehicle displays. 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick, 303-360-7505

EAST WEST FALL FEST

  • Oct 12, 2015 8:00 AM - October 26, 2015 4:00 PM
  • At various locations along Havana Street at the East Denver/West Aurora border.

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At our East West Fall Fest you can experience authentic International cuisine & beverages at our ethnic restaurants, come to a tapas & tea festival, an Oktoberfest, & witness the unveiling of our incredible Art 2C on Havana sculpture on the street exhibition,.  Rediscover Havana Street! 

Where?  On Havana Street where East Denver meets West Aurora.

When:  October  12-26, 2015

We will be holding a drawing and giving away restaurant gift cards (no purchase necessary).  More details will be posted here closer to the event.

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick, 303-360-7505

Fall Electronic Recycling Event

  • Oct 17, 2015 12:00 PM - October 17, 2015 3:00 PM
  • In the parking lot at The Stampede, 2430 S Havana, Aurora CO  80014

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In the parking lot at The Stampede, 2430 S Havana, Aurora CO  80014, NOON TO 3 P.M.

Do your part for the environment.

FREE RECYCLING OF USED ELECTRONIC ITEMS:

Techno+Rescue, a Veteran-owned and operated Colorado full-service Green IT company, will have their “Green Team” and trucks in the parking lot at The Stampede, 2430 S Havana St, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from noon-3 p.m. They will quickly unload your vehicle and safely recycle your old electronic devices domestically here in the States.  To learn more about Techno+Rescue, go to www.technorescue.com

Free Recycling:  We will accept used/old electronic devices including but not limited to PCs, CPUs, towers, laptops, notebooks, cell phones, office phones, pagers, monitors, keyboards, printers, copiers, faxes, mice, wires, cables, cords, compact fluorescent bulbs, AND TELEVISION SETS (Limit of 2 big TVs per family recycled for free).   If you have more than 2 TVs to recycle, we will be charging $40/TV for the extra ones. 

NO DOCUMENT SHREDDING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THIS EVENT

 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick
Gayle@OnHavanaStreet.com
303-360-7505

6th ANNUAL SPOOKY WALK TRICK-OR-TREATING EVENT

  • Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM - October 31, 2015 4:00 PM
  • The Gardens on Havana, Mississippi & Havana (Former Buckingham Square Mall Site

    There are no Vendor Booths available at this event.

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When:       Saturday, October 31, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Where:      The Gardens on Havana, Mississippi & Havana (Former Buckingham Square Mall Site)

Cost:         Free

What:         Quick schedule

12-noon to 4 p.m.:  Go Trick-or-Treating at the merchant shops at The Gardens on Havana

12-noon to 2 p.m.:  Get your picture taken in costume for free in the Rose Garden Plaza Spooky Photo Kiosk.  By getting your picture taken, you will automatically be entered into the costume contest.  Click the link to the Event Landing Page above to see the costume contest categories and prizes.  No purchase necessary to enter or win prizes.  We have the photographer from noon to 2 p.m. only, as the photographer has another event to attend after that, so we will stop taking professional photos right at 2 p.m.  You are welcome to bring your own camera and get more pictures of your family in costume using the Spooky Halloween Kiosk backdrop, too.  The photo shoot and costume contest will be cancelled if it rains or snows.

2 p.m.  PET COSTUME CONTEST AT PETCO--Bring your pets in costume to enter the Petco Pet/owner costume contest!  Register at Petco at The Gardens on Havana.  See the separate event listing below on this page. 

There are no vendor booths available at this event.

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick, 303-514-0958

PET/OWNER HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

  • Oct 31, 2015 2:00 PM - October 31, 2015 3:00 PM
  • PETCO AT THE GARDENS ON HAVANA 1350 South Ironton Street, Aurora, CO 80012

    There are no vendor booths available at this event.

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Petco at The Gardens on Havana is hosting its annual Pet/Owner Halloween Costume contest on Saturday, October 31 at 2 p.m. Prizes for pet costumes and pet/owner look alike costumes will be awarded. We will do a pet parade around the inside of PETCO so the judges can pick the winners.  This is a free event, but you do need to register at Petco.

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick, 303-360-7505

HOLIDAY CAROLING WITH THE AURORA SINGERS

  • Nov 28, 2015 2:00 PM - November 28, 2015 4:00 PM
  • Go caroling through the Gardens On Havana..

    There are no vendor booths available at this caroling event.

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Meet up with the Aurora Singers at Toys & Babies "R" Us at The Gardens on Havana at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, to go caroling.  We will be going store-to-store through The Gardens on Havana singing your favorite Holiday carols and spreading the good cheer.  The Aurora Singers have a new director, James Leguna, who is adding lots of enthusiasm and new carols to their repertoire.  They have a new and exciting "Fa La La" ready to go! 

Contact Info

Gayle Jetchick 303-360-7505

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