Western fun for young adults on agenda

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Too young for this? Too old for that?

Not a problem.

Young adults will find plenty of things to do and see at Western Welcome Week starting with a spectacular fireworks display Aug. 9 in Sterne Park at approximately 9 p.m.

Catch a glimpse of some of the best cyclists in the area during the Littleton Criterium Race on Aug. 11. This 0.8-mile circuit starts on Main Street between Nevada and Prince and weaves though downtown Littleton. It’s a fast, smooth figure-8 course that’s just as exciting for spectators as it is for racers. Races run from 8 a.m. through 6:05 p.m., with a kids’ fun race at 11:50 a.m.

Skate City will keep things rolling that evening with a Western Welcome Week-themed family skate night from 6 to 8 p.m. Come for prizes and a free slice of pizza. Admission is $4.50 per person. Both regular and inline skates may be rented on site. Skate City is located at 5801 S. Lowell Way.

If dunking a Littleton cop in a tank of water sounds like fun, then head to the Bradford Auto Body Parking lot after the Grand Parade on Aug. 17 for the ever-popular dunk-a-cop tank. Proceeds benefit the Littleton Police Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association. Bradford Auto Body is located at 2659 W. Main St. in Littleton.

Still looking for thrills?

Hit the Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Take in all the fun of the midway, complete with games, musicians, jugglers, fire-eaters, live music and more. Admission is $6; game tickets $1. Follow the spirits to 5663 S. Prince St.

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