April 2021 Newsetter

April Newsletter
Upcoming Community Events
Wheatlands Virtual Beer Tasting
Friday, April 16th 6:30-8pm ish.

Enjoy great beer while learning about the different styles from Breckenridge Brewery representative Kevin Ferguson from your own home via Zoom.

PRIZES will be raffled off throughout the tasting.

Space is limited, please register by signing up on the link below and follow the instructions provided.

The first 48 Wheatland Sixers purchased will receive a FREE BRECKENRIDGE BREWING COMPANY PINT GLASS!!! The Wheatland Sixer will be available for pick up starting no earlier than April 10th.

A Zoom link will be sent to you once you have registered.

Click HERE to sign up
Summer Food Truck Nights are Back!
Food, Friends, Fun, Music,
Entertainment, Games and more .

May 26th
June 16th
July 21st
August 25th
September 8th

From 5-7pm at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
“Welcome Back to Summer” and Grand Re-opening of the Wheatlands Clubhouse
Saturday, May 29th 1-4pm
Wheatlands Clubhouse and Pool
Festivities will include:
  • Music
  • Outdoor games
  • Tour of the Remodeled Clubhouse
  • Pool time (make sure you make your reservation for your time slot, if needed)
  • Bounce House
  • Ice cream Social with a HipPop Food Truck

Stay tuned for a lot more fun social events coming this summer!
Save the Date
Wheatlands YMCA Grand Opening event
Saturday, May 15th 10am-2pm

Stay tuned for more details to come…
Wheatlands Neighborhood Garage Sale

Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12

(Tallyn’s Reach and Southshore neighborhoods will be hosting their events that weekend as well, so their should be a lot of activity) More details and sign up info coming soon!
Community Event Recap
Thank you to everyone that attended the 2021 Easter Extravaganza. We appreciate you coming out, socially distancing, supporting the delicious Cruz and Eats food truck and participating in all the festivities. We also aprreciate you braving the chilly winds and soggy grass and sunshine!

Another special thank you to Jen Cronk from 1320 Homes for being our Funky Brewsters sponsor and providing those delicious hot beverages in the chilly weather.
Did you miss….Learn to Cook like a Chef with Chef Nancy Gass via Zoom?
Don’t worry…we recorded the event!
Click on the link below to watch the class if you are interested and print the recipes.
You can still learn all the tips and tricks Chef Nancy provided during the event.
Click HERE to view the class

YMCA In person fitness classes
We are excited to announce that we will be continuing in person fitness class at both the Wheatlands Clubhouse and YMCA Southlands office!

Please be aware that these classes are limited to 10 participants due to covid and you must sign up to participate. Masks must be worn during classes and you must bring your own equipment. See below for details and how to sign up.

Classes at the Wheatlands Clubhouse

Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
fundamental pilates exercises strengthening the core for a healthier spine, better abs and more functional movement. A thick pilates/exercise mat is required. *Pilates 7″-9″ ball and med resistance band are recommended, but you can wait to purchase until after first class. To sign up Click here to register!

T & TH 10:15am YOGA
Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
a relaxing yoga class with a balance of static stretches for the whole body. Beginners welcomed 
A yoga mat is required. *Yoga block and strap are recommended.

Classes at the YMCA office at Southlands
6295 S Main St Unit 104
next to massage Envy
Aurora, CO 80016

Wednesday 5:30 pm CARDIO SCULPT
Instructor: Katie Pierson
Training to sculpt and tone your body. In developing this program, we combined cardiovascular exercise with targeted body sculpting work. This combination will push your body to the limit and give you incredible results.

Welcome to the Team

We want to welcome Isabell Rodau to our Wheatlands Team. She will be replacing Lori Walker as our property manager from the YMCA.  Lori Walker will be continuing to serve our community at our new recreation center, the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands. Please give Isabell a warm welcome if you see her around the neighborhood and we can’t wait to enjoy all the fun events she has planned for our community. To contact her or any member of our District Management Team please click HERE
We want to welcome Taylor Lee who will be our Aquatic Coordinator for our outdoor pool this summer. Taylor is from the YMCA and will help us maintain and manage the pool this summer. Thank you Taylor! If you have any questions or comments regarding the lifeguard staff or the pool management this summer please reach out to Taylor at taylorlee@denverymca.org. 

Community Information
Pool Information
Get ready for the 2021 Pool Season! 

Activate your pool key fobs today by filling out the online form available HERE.   Are you new to the neighborhood and need a pool key fob?  If you haven’t yet picked up your Pool Fob to enjoy the Wheatlands Pool you will need to fill out the Card Request Form.  Once you have completed your form, you can pick up your Pool Key Fob at the District Management office for the YMCA (located at the YMCA Youth Center at Southlands) or it can be mailed to your home.  
During the pool season, we must comply with all local and state regulations. We are hopeful that we will be able to operate closer to full capacity and without restrictions this summer however we will update the community as we get closer to opening day on what the pool restrictions (if any) will be. We appreciate your understanding and help complying with Tri-County Health’s guidelines.

Swim Team
We want to welcome back to the pool this summer the Wheatlands Sharks! They will be practicing in the mornings before the pool opens and will have 3 meets scheduled on Saturday mornings. The board recognizes how important the pool is to all our residents and we want to find a balance with allowing the swim team and having more family swim time. With this in mind, we will be offering night swimming from 8pm-10pm on 3 nights during the summer to offset the hours the Sharks will be using the pool.  More details to come about these fun family swim nights. To get details on joining the Wheatlands Sharks  CLICK HERE

Summer Camp
The YMCA summer camp that used to be held at our Wheatlands Clubhouse is moving up the road to our new Recreation center facility..  Summer camp registration has begun, to get additional information and to enroll CLICK HERE

We can’t wait for more residents to be able to enjoy our newly remodeled clubhouse. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS on how to rent the clubhouse.

Park Bathroom Update
Unfortunately the park bathroom heating failed and caused the pipes to freeze. This caused damage to the sink, filtration system and toilet. The bathroom heater has been fixed, as well as the plumbing. The park bathroom is now open for use, once again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The drinking fountains will not be turned on until we are out of danger of a deep freeze.
District Landscaping Information

Our architect has finalized the design and we have approved it to go out to bid. We can’t wait to see those spring flowers and enjoy the pops of color at our neighborhood entrances.

In addition, to the new landscaping design, the board has approved for the trees to be sprayed this spring to keep them healthy and bug free. Stayed tuned for spray dates.
Park Phase II Update

The city has passed the architect review of the park and is now on to the engineering review phase of our submission. Once completed the project will go out to bid and we look forward to starting construction.  

The design is shown below and will include: a full size basketball court, multi use sport court (for pickleball or half basketball), yard games, ping pong tables, new perennial beds, picnic tables and hammock area. 


Fence Staining and Painting
Spring is here and it is time to refresh your fences. The inspector will be going through the District over the next month and sending notices for fences that need to be stained or painted. The compliance date will be set for May 31st, 2021 to allow time for warmer weather and planning. Non- perimeter fences need to be stained with one of the approved stain colors in the guidelines. Perimeter split rail fences need to be painted the Sherwin Williams Nightingale color listed in the guidelines. For more details and information on determining if you fence is a perimeter or non- perimeter fence, please visit the Wheatlands website with the below HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Sharon at wheatlands@amihoa.com

Thank you for helping us keep the community beautiful!

Design Review
If you would like to sign up for email correspondence for any Covenant related notices or Design review updates, please email wheatlands@amihoa.com
Make sure your email includes the following
•            Your name(s)
•            Home address and mailing address if different
•            Main email address you would like to receive all communication
•            Any additional information you would like added to your account

-Please make sure to store Trash containers out of sight.
-Please do not put Trash containers out before 5pm the night before trash pick up and return within 24 hours after pickup.
-Please make sure any items are stored out of sight.
-Please Shovel your walks and driveways for your safety and the safety of your neighbors.

-Please remember to submit signed Notice of Completion, as well as color pictures of completed projects, once your approved project has been completed.
-If you have Home improvements that you are planning to do in the Spring, now is the perfect time to start the approval process. That way when the warm weather hits you can go ahead and start those pre-approved projects in your yard and home.
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting

Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 927 9420 2546
Passcode: 780914
Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs
YMCA Blood Drive at Southlands Mall

The YMCA will be continuing to host their monthly blood drive, the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2-6pm at the YMCA Southlands classroom.

Located at 6295 S Main Street Unit 104 (next to Message Envy), Aurora Colorado 80016

Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday APRIL 9 AND APRIL 23
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: Southlands YMCA
6295 S Main St. (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016

What: Kids Night Out
Drop the kids off for 3 hours of fun. Games, crafts, and a movie. Due to Covid, no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 10 kids.

Register HERE for 4/9

Register HERE for 4/23

The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually and in-person

Check it out HERE

Fast Enterprises is excited to announce that we will be hosting our fifth annual Camp Code for Girls during the summer of 2021! We will be hosting Camp Code remotely again this summer due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
CLICK HERE for details and the registration page for the 2021 session on our corporate website.

Camp Code is free to all accepted participants.   
Camp Code is led by a group of female software developers who work at Fast Enterprises. As a technology company, FAST recognizes that there is a lack of women in technology fields. We’re hosting this camp with the hope of introducing girls to the opportunities available to them in those fields. We’re offering this camp to rising ninth graders, who are at an age where they will be making education decisions that may guide them into technology-oriented fields.   
Wheatlands Recreation Center
Get Started Today! The Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands IS OPENING SOON…
May 2021 

Interested in seeing a fly through of the new Wheatlands YMCA facility?
We are counting the days until we open the doors to the new Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands. The YMCA of Metro Denver’s newest wellness center will focus on your total health and well-being – spirit, mind and body. 

The YMCA is a vital and significant force in the lives of thousands of people. We help change lives through our nutrition, health and wellness programs; build character among our youth and improve academic readiness through our Out of School Time and Y Academy programs; and uplift communities through our Beyond Hunger food pantry and scholarship programs which keep the YMCA accessible to all.  
As of February 1, 2021, as a resident of the Wheatlands Metropolitan District, you receive a basic YMCA Household Membership. You can: 

·      Access any of our Welllness Center locations
·      Try on-demand and live virtual fitness classes at denverymca.org;  
·      Track your fitness journey on our free mobile app; and 
·      Browse our youth programs – winter sportsswim lessons, summer camp (coming Spring 2021) – and sign up at the member rate.
Get started today! First, you will need to update your information so we can issue you a member number and second, we’ll need to get your signature on a waiver to utilize any of our wellness centers. There are a couple of ways to do this:
Office Hours at Southlands  
6295 S. Main St #104  
Aurora, CO 80016  
(next to Massage Envy) 

Monday- Friday – 9am-1pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 4pm-8pm
Saturday- 10am-2pm 
By phone 
Questions? Contact the YMCA Membership Sales Team at 303 869 3501 or membership@denverymca.org 
Welcome to the YMCA of Metro Denver community!
Important Neighborhood Watch Info
We are seeing an increase in the number of motor vehicle thefts and motor vehicle trespasses in our community.  Please be sure to report all suspicious activity to the Aurora Police Department (303-627-3100/911). “If you see something, say something.”

Tips to Help Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft and Motor Vehicle Trespasses:

1.      NEVER leave your vehicle running unattended in your driveway, garage, or on the street – if you use a remote start you may do so however be sure doors are locked and key/key fobs are in a safe place away from the vehicle.

2.      ALWAYS keep your vehicle doors locked, when driving and parked.

3.      Park in your garage. If you must park outside, park in a well-lit location.

4.      Do not keep a spare set of keys in the vehicle.

5.      Do not store firearms or other weapons in the vehicle.

6.      Do not “advertise” what’s in your vehicle. Remove all items each time you depart the vehicle and do not leave anything visible.

7.      Avoid leaving documents with your address in the glove box.

8.      Purchase comprehensive insurance which covers stolen vehicles.

9.      Use a theft deterrent system such as “The Club” or an alarm system.

For more information on motor vehicle theft prevention please visit: www.lockdownyourcar.org.

Are you interested in volunteering as an Area Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch in the community of Wheatlands or setting up a Neighborhood Watch meeting (virtually)? If you would like to learn more about Neighborhood Watch please contact Jennifer Dubrow at jdubrow@auroragov.org. If you are a Facebook user you can join Neighborhood Watch Information – Aurora CO (this covers all of Aurora, not just the Wheatlands). More information on Neighborhood Watch can be found at: https://www.nnw.org/.