April 2019 Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter
Covenant and Community Reminders
Did you know April is National Lawn Care Month? 

Springtime is a critical time of year for developing a healthy, drought-tolerate lawn. Here are a few landscaping tips for April:

1. Mulch flower beds and landscapes.

2. De-thatch and aerate lawn.

3. Remove leaves or any trash from your yard.

4. Each time you water your lawn apply enough water to enter the root zone of your grass. Watering needs can vary by type of grass, amount of sun and type of soil. Wait until the last freeze to turn on your sprinkles and water with a garden hose during dry conditions in April.

5. Begin mid month to prune bushes and forsythias. 
6. You can plant cool weather annuals like zinnias and pansies but hold off on planting most annuals until after the last freeze. Remove dead or damaged rose canes.

7. Protect spring colors – When the bulbs planted last fall emerge as spring flowers they are generally up to the challenge of the unpredictable weather. However if night time temperatures fall below 28 degrees, cover early bloomers to protect the flowers over night.

Spring Painting and Staining

Spring is officially here and it is time to apply additional stain or paint to keep your home, deck and fence looking great. Regular physical and aesthetic maintenance of fencing is required to stay in compliance with the Metro District standards.

All fences must be stained using one of the approved stain colors shown on Schedule 2 of the Covenant Document and sealed with a clear waterproof sealant.

Decks may be finished with a clear semi-transparent sealer, stained to match a cedar tone, an oil based wood finish or a similar product that matches. The deck may also be painted to match the body or trim color of the home.

Please visit https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/covenents/ for the full list of staining requirements. Our covenant specialists, AMI, are also available to assist you if you have any questions feel free to reach out to them at 303-351-5411 or [email protected].

For a copy of the 2019 trash and recycle calendar click here
Upcoming Events
Friday, April 5th
6-10 pm at the Lakehouse
Movie: Boss Baby


@ the Wheatlands Clubhouse
Saturday, April 13th

Thursday, April 11th
6-10 pm @ the Clubhouse

Intro to Acting for Stage & Film
 TEENS age 13-17

WEDNESDAY Evenings 6:30 P.M. – 9:00P.M.

JUNE 12,19,26
JULY 10,17,24,31
AUG 7TH (showcase for family and friends)

Open to ages 13-17
SIGN UP BY MAY 22ND- Seating is limited to 18. 
(Minimum to have class is 6)  
to sign up Click Here

No audition required*

*Students must be able to read well and memorize short scripts/monologues between classes. (yep a little bit of homework!) 

Students must be willing to interact in group setting and work well with others. Physical activity will be required for some acting exercises. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 

Please note this is an acting technique workshop. This is not a musical theater camp- no dancing or singing will be required, but it is always fun to incorporate if you know how! No experience or previous training is necessary. All levels/ages will work together.

What we’ll be doing:

  • Improv games
  • Scene study and script analysis (It’s all about the story!)
  • Building characters
  • Monologue technique
  • Auditioning for theater
  • Auditioning for film & commercials and how to get a talent agent in Denver!
  • Acting exercises to help you think outside the box!

Alicia Leeper-Persich
The Actor’s Study LLC

Alicia is a resident of Wheatlands, and currently runs a stage & film acting workshop in Denver for age 18+.

Alicia is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Communications and a minor in Theater and Dance Performance.  She has been performing and teaching in Denver since 2004 and is represented by Big Fish Talent.  

Alicia also works as a Director of Marketing for a retail consulting firm (for her “day” job) where she works with retail business owners on branding and marketing strategy. She has produced print and digital campaigns as well as commercials and radio spots for many types of industry over her career. 

 Alicia is a founding board member for Women in Film & Media Colorado and is a Legacy Henry Judge for the Colorado Theater Guild. 

You can reach Alicia at [email protected] for more info.

Park Update

We want to thank the community for all your support of the Community Park and we are pleased to announce construction is underway. During April, GoodLand Construction will be mobilizing on the site to clear the earth and prepare for the utility installation and climbing wall installation.

The construction schedule has the park completed by late summer and we will continue to keep the community informed as the park progress continues.

For more images and details of the park please Click Here

Summer Programs & Pool Season 
It’s hard to believe that spring is here and summer will be quickly approaching. Residents of Wheatlands must fill out the pool waiver each year. Your key fob will not be activated until the waiver is filled out. To fill out the 2019 pool waiver, please click here. 

If you are a new resident you must come into either the Wheatlands Clubhouse or Lakehouse to fill out paper work to get your fobs. 

Swim lesson registration is open. To register please visit www.denverymca.org

Summer Camp at the Clubhouse:

At the YMCA, our experienced Camp Counselors offer children a variety of imaginative activities that nurture their spirits, challenge their minds, and strengthen their bodies. With a variety of weekly themes your camper will have an fun and engaging summer while staying active and making new friends. For more information and to register please click Here.

Swim Team News:

Wheatlands Shark Swim Team Registration Dates:

We will be registering Wheatlands (this does not include Beacon Point or Southshore) residents on April 13th – 14th, 2019 from noon on the 13th until midnight on the 14th, both new and returning Wheatlands residents can register onto the team.

All other returning 2018 team members will register on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Registration will remain open for returning 2018 team members only until either the team is filled or until we open the at-large registration
If there is space available on the team after these two groups register, we will open registration to new members (Both Wheatlands residents who missed priority registration, any former team members who missed registration, and any other new at-large members) Registration will close on April 27th 2019.

Registration for our Spring Stroke Clinics will be on March 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm. For registration details follow the Wheatlands Shark Swim Team’s Facebook page located here.

Wheatlands Community Directory

Non-Emergency – Police
Irrigation 24 hour service

720-870-9297, 720-870-2221 (Operated by the YMCA)

Water & Sewer Service

Police Representative – Officer Cassell 303-627-3172
Public Works Department 303-739-7300

City of Aurora 303-326-8200

SNOW REMOVAL (District Property)
YMCA and Coxlandscaping
*Homeowners are responsible for sidewalks and driveways

Waste Management Company

Kids Night Out at The Lakehouse
Kids will have games and crafts with dinner provided, and will get to watch a movie in our movie theater. Parents can relax with the night off. $15 for 1st child $10 for additional children. 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Please register by Wednesday prior to event. Register on the YMCA website. Call 720-870-2221 with any questions.

April 5th
I’m the Boss
  Movie: Boss Baby

New Programs at the YMCA Youth Center at Southlands Shopping Center

Come check out some of our new programs offered at the YMCA Youth Center!
(For more information on any of these programs please call the youth center at 720.274.5759


Our Teen Center comes with a pool table, foosball, Nintendo Wii and X Box and many different craft opportu-nities and games, there is never a dull moment. Cost Free; any themed nights will cost $4


Southlands Shopping Center and the Aurora YMCA is here to help you! Drop the kids off at the YMCA Teen Center where Kids can participate in activities and crafts as you indulge yourself with everything Southlands has to offer! Please provide a small snack for your child. Open Tuesday and Thursday’s 5-8pm. Friday’s 10am2pm Ages: Potty trained – 10 years. Fee: $7 per child.


 Ages 11-18
Develop Leadership Skills
Youth-led community service pro-jects
 Bi-monthly meetings – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm at Southlands Teen Center

Homework Club

Come get help with your homework. Tuesday & Thursday nights 4-5pm. K-6th, $5


 Three-day, intensive, state wide, mock-government program
 Grades 7-12
 Hands on Experience
 Teachers curriculum support
Full Access to Colorado State
YMCA Programs

In addition to family activities at Southshore, the YMCA runs programs that benefit the entire Aurora Community.

Y Sports
Spring sports registration is now open! For more info:
Billy Merryman – Sports Coordinator
[email protected]

Y Leaders
A new program for the Aurora Family YMCA. Youth 11-18 can join at no cost to plan and take part in Saturday service opportunities. Please attend our Wednesday meetings or contact Tim Droke  for more information. [email protected] 
Youth in Government
Join youth from throughout the state at our premier model government program. High school aged students will write and debate bills, argue state supreme court cases or take part in our press and lobbyist programs. The only group with access to the state Capitol building in this capacity.  Click here to find out more!

Reach & Rise Mentoring
What is Reach and Rise?
  • Reach and Rise is a free group mentoring program of the YMCA, established to provide young people in our community with positive and peer relationships.
  • 2 adult mentors are matched with a group of 6 youth
  • The group will meet once a week for 2 hours.
  • The program cycle runs for 8 weeks during the summer and 16 weeks during the fall and spring.
  • Mentors are meant to serve as role models, friends, and confidants. They’re another source of support for your child. They are not meant to take the role of a parent, babysitter, or financier.
For more information contact:
Tim Droke

Southlands Shopping Center Events

Southlands Cub Club is for children ages 3 to 10. Members get special discounts at Southlands retailers and YMCA programs, monthly events, a club newsletter and during your child’s birth month, they receive a special birthday surprise. Joining is easy. Click here to enroll, then come to the Southlands Management Office during business hours to pick up your child’s membership card and welcome goodie bag. Cub Club Registration is also available at every Southlands Event throughout the year.

Next Cub Club Event:

When: Thursday, April 18th

Where: Southlands Pole E State Ave. behind Eddie Bauer

Wheatlands Metropolitan District

visit us online at www.wheatlandsmetro.org

Next Board Meeting: Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 pm