Community Calendar

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PFLAG CHAPTER MEETS

Expires:08/19/2014

the colorado springs pflag chapter meets the 3rd tuesday of eachmonth at 7pm. the program on august 19th will include holly webster, who will share her recent transition experience — and, the years that led up to the decision to embark on a life-changing journey.

•Contact Info: Holly Is An Engineer And A Retired Air Force Officer (Usafa Grad) Who, Up Until Her Transition Worked For Northrup Grumman At Schriever Afb.
•Phone: For further information call 575-8658.
•Contact Person: THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE DWELLING PLACE — 508 N. TEJON ST.
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KARMA HOUR

Expires:08/19/2014

the childrens hospital colorado foundation will be the beneficiary of karma hour at bristol brewing company on tuesday, august 19th, from 5-9pm.

•Contact Info: Bristol Brewery Will Donate $1 For Every Pint Sold
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•Contact Person: INSIDE IVYWILD SCHOOL, 1604 S CASCADE AVE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80905
•Web: www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org
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CALL FOR ART!

Expires:08/21/2014

local artists are invited to exhibit their art at ‘canvases in the caon’ art fair. the art show will be held in north cheyenne caon park from 10 am 4 pm, saturday, august 23rd. art show entries may be 2 or 3-dimensional pieces with a preferred focus of spectacular scenes of the pikes peak region. scenes of north cheyenne canon are of special interest to include in the show. the deadline for entries is august 21st

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-385-6086 For information
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.cheyennecanon.org
•Email: execdirectfocc@gmail.com



CANVASES IN THE CANON

Expires:08/21/2014

local artists are invited to exhibit their art at canvases in the canon art show. the art show will be held in north cheyenne canon park on saturday, august 23rd. art show entries may be 2 0r 3 dimensional pieces with a focus of “spectacular scenes of the pikes peak region.” the deadline for entries is august 21, 2014.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-385-6086
•Contact Person: MIRIAM SHANE
•Web: WW.CHEYENNECANON.ORG
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FOOD PRESERVATION SERIES

Expires:08/21/2014

join the growing interest in home canning! learn how to preserve food at home safely while retaining high quality with csu extension’s “preserving the harvest” class series. upcoming classes include: freezing and drying on monday, august 4th; pressure canning hands-on workshop on thursday, august 14th; and fermenting on thursday, august 21st. pre-registration is required one week prior to class date.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-583-6566
•Contact Person: LOIS ILLICK
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USA PRO CHALLENGE IS BACK

Expires:08/21/2014

the usa pro challenge is back and colorado springs will host stage 4 of the race on august 21st. stage 4 is a circuit race totaling 70 miles featuring 4 circuits through garden of the gods and downtown colorado springs. the race finishes in downtown colorado springs and is followed by a downtown festival that will feature live entertainment and much more.

•Contact Info: Pikes Peak Cycling Week Events (From August 17-21)
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•Web: www.COSStage4.org
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CITIZENS SPOKE RIDE

Expires:08/21/2014

everyone is encouraged to get their bikes out, tuned up, and ready to roll for the 2014 citizen spoke ride, beginning at acacia park (the hub of all activity and fun surrounding the 4th annual stage of the usa pro cycling challenge). the ride takes place on thursday, august 21st.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-385-7433
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•Web: www.mmtransit.com
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NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

Expires:08/22/2014

the colorado springs office of emergency management will celebrate septembers national preparedness month during community emergency preparedness night at sky sox stadium friday, aug. 22. pre-game activities start at 5 p.m. and will give families an opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness through interactive demonstrations.

•Contact Info: Mcgruff The Crime Dog, Smokey Bear, Iron Man And Others. Register For Emergency Alerts And Participate In A Blood Drive To Receive Four Free Skysox Tickets For The 2015 Season
•Phone: For ticket information, call (719) 597-1449
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•Web: www.skysox.com
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23RD ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL

Expires:08/23/2014

colorado springs dance theatre celebrates 38 years of dance with its 23rd annual wine festival on saturday, august 23rd at the colorado springs fine arts center. enjoy an evening of wines, beers, hors d’ oeuvres and desserts, live dance performanes, latin dance instruction, and a silent auction.

•Contact Info: 30 W Dale Street, Colorado Springs5:30pm
•Phone: 719-630-7434
•Contact Person: EMILY DAINES
•Web: csdance.org
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GREEN BERET CHALLENGE

Expires:08/23/2014

who: special forces scholarship fund; sfscholarshipfund.orgthe green beret challenge is a 3k obstacle course that features fun competition with all proceeds going towards the special forces college scholarship fund. it happens on august 23rd starting at 8:00am. at ft carson, co.

•Contact Info: Entry Is $30
•Phone: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm 719-526-2796
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.SFscholarshipfund.org
•Email: 10@SFscholarshipfund.org



TEDDY BEAR DAYS

Expires:08/23/2014

teddy bear days happens at cheyenne mountain zoo, saturday, august 23 and sunday, august 24th. kids ages 3 to 11 who are accompanied by a teddy bear or other stuffed animal will get into the zoo for a discounted rate. you can then stop by the teddy bear clinic for a free stuffed animal check-up. volunteers from children’s hospital colorado will administer stitches, splints or any necessary medical procedures to stuffed animals that are in need of a little tlc.

•Contact Info: From 10 A.m. To 3 P.m. $5.25. (Children 2 And Under Free)
•Phone: 719-424-7847
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•Web: www.cmzoo.org/teddybeardays
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MIRACLES IN MOTION

Expires:08/23/2014

a benefit for pikes peak therapeutic riding center will take place saturday, august 23rd at the latigo indoor arena in elbert, co. there will be a silent auction, demonstrations by the pikes peak rangerettes, a 6:30pm dinner buffet and live music by ‘four of a kind’.

•Contact Info: 13710 Halleluiah Trail, Elbert, Co 80106. $45 Per Person. Boots A Must, High Heels A Bust!
•Phone: 495-3908
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•Web: www.ptrc.org
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EMPOWER YOUTH IN A MEANINGFUL WAY!

Expires:08/23/2014

the childrens literacy center asks you to volunteer to tutor one child, twice a week, and help that child gain confidence and increase their literacy skills. no formal teaching experience is required. training sessions are provided which begin, august 23rd.

•Contact Info: Training Is Required For All New Volunteers Who Are At Least 14 Years Of Age. The Fall Session Begins September 7, 2014.
•Phone: To volunteer or see if your child is eligible (719) 471-8672,
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.childrensliteracycenter.org
•Email: pamela@childrensliteracycenter.org



HOME BEER FERMENTING

Expires:08/23/2014

join the growing interest in home brews in a class presented by csu extension- pueblo county on saturday, august 23rd at steel city playhouse. deadline to register is augusts 15, 2014.

•Contact Info: 241 S. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo9-11am
•Phone: 719-583-6566
•Contact Person: LOIS ILLICK
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PASTA IN THE PARK

Expires:08/23/2014

tickets are going fast for tessa’s 22nd annual pasta in the park, coming saturday, august 23rd under the big tent on the beautiful myron stratton home campus. this is a fun-filled evening that boasts a signature pasta sauce cook-off and both a wine and regional beer tasting, and a whiskey tasting. proceeds for the event help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

•Contact Info: 2525 Highway 115 South, Colorado Springs5:30pm
•Phone: 719-785-6833
•Contact Person: CHENELLE
•Web: WWW.TESSACS.ORG
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAMPAGE

Expires:08/23/2014

sk8-strong will be hosting its annual rocky mountain rampage from august 22-24th at memorial skate park. professional skateboarders will compete in this extreme skating event.

•Contact Info: You Can Meet The Pros And Watch This International Competition For Free.
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•Web: www.sk8-strong.org
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BLUE STAR ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

Expires:08/23/2014

high plains church and blue star recyclers are holding an electronics recycling event on saturday, august 23rd between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 1825 dominion way just off of north academy boulevard near dublin. computers, laptops, batteries, tvs, small appliances, and almost anything else with a plug can be recycled.

•Contact Info: Fees Will Be Charged For Some Items.
•Phone: Larry Sargent 719-260-1080
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BOWLING FOR BARBERSHOP

Expires:08/23/2014

the velvet hills chorus is inviting the public to come to harmony bowl at 5:00 p.m. on saturday, august 23rd. for ‘bowling for barbershop’, a fundraising and awareness campaign. funds raised will be used for music education programs offered by sweet adelines international and its chapters and quartets worldwide.

•Contact Info: 3845 N Academy. Velvet Hills Chorus Is An Award-Winning Chapter Of Sweet Adelines International
•Phone: 719.630.2525
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•Web: www.velvethills.org
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ALOHA TO SUMMER DANCE

Expires:08/23/2014

on saturday, aug 23rd the monarch mavericks square dance club will have their 3rd annual ‘aloha to summer dance’ at the salida community center.

•Contact Info: 3rd And F Streets. Plus Level Dancing Starts At 7:00, Followed By Mainstream Mix From 7:30-9:30.
•Phone: For more information, call Andrith at 539-7877
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•Email: monarch.mavericks@yahoo.com



FOSSIL BEDS CELEBRATES 45TH

Expires:08/23/2014

florissant fossil beds is turning 45 years old and the national park service will 98. in honor of these two significant anniversaries the monument will be hosting a birthday party on saturday, august 23rd, for the general public. special guest, mary burton, one of the original members of the defenders of florissant will co- present an interpretive talk on how florissant fossil beds national monument was established. there will also be other guided hikes and program taking place.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-748-3253.
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•Web: www.nps.gov/flfo
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RIGHT BRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Expires:08/24/2014

the garden of the gods visitor & nature center is hosting a 3-day photography workshop “right brain photography’ with award-winning photo artist eli vega on august 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 720-251-1775
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.elivega.net www.gardenofgods.com
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FINAL SUNDAYS AT SIX CONCERT

Expires:08/24/2014

the alamosa live music association presents the slv big band in the final sundays at six concert august 24th in cole park in alamosa. the slv big band was formed in 2003 to bring more jazz music to the san luis valley.

•Contact Info: Classic Rock Band Indian Nickel Aug 17th In Cole Park With A Musical Repertoire That Covers A Range Of Styles That Include Cumbias, Country, Old Rock & Roll, And Spanish.
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•Web: www.almaonline.org
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FLUTEDADDYS DANCE PARTY

Expires:08/24/2014

‘flutedaddys dance party’ debuts at ivywild school sunday august 24th at 7:00pm. flutedaddy, with a band roster stuffed with some of the best jazz players in colorado will play fun music for dancing featuring classic rock and roll and pop hits and… some funky and swingin jazz.

•Contact Info: Tickets $15 Available Online. Cash Bar Available. Band Includes Alan Joseph, Kim Stone, David Hanson,Stefan Flores, Brad Eastin, Joseph Liberti And Vocalist Stephanie Hancock.
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•Contact Person: IVYWILD AT 1604 S CASCADE AVE.
•Web: TAOJ.Org/rockme
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BAT WALKS AT GARDEN OF THE GODS

Expires:08/25/2014

the garden of the gods is offering an adventurous way to spend your tuesday nights. you can join volunteer naturalist and bat expert jeanne mcelderry for an evening encounter with this fascinating summer resident of the park. just meet at the garden of the gods visitor & nature center caf at 6:30pm for an educational preview, then proceed to the garden to view the nightly flight. the program runs through aug. 26th.

•Contact Info: Its Free. Dress For The Weather, Bring Water And A Flashlight, And Wear Sturdy Shoes. Recommended For Ages 5 And Up.
•Phone: (Reservations required, 219-0108)
•Contact Person: GARDEN OF THE GODS VISITOR & NATURE CENTER 1805 N. 30TH STREET
•Web: www.GardenofGods.com
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‘CITY FOR CHAMPIONS’ ?

Expires:08/25/2014

pikes peak women present a community conversation on ‘city for champions’ on monday, august 25th, from 5-7pm. whether you support or oppose c4c or need more information before you decide, everyone is welcome to attend this informational presentation by bob cope, city for champions project manager.

•Contact Info: At Library 21 C. Light Refreshments Will Be Served.
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•Email: Info@pikespeakwomen.org



NEW HORIZONS BAND

Expires:08/25/2014

the new horizons band of colorado springs will be recruiting members for their fall session starting tuesday, august 26th.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: Ed or Mary at 634-2463
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•Email: enuccio@aol.com



LUNCH WITH RMCLT

Expires:08/25/2014

the rocky mountain community land trust is serving up lunch and a chance to chat with the staff, meet the board, tour the office, and see what’s going on in the way of making affordable homeownership possible. the bbq lunch is set for wednesday, august 27th.

•Contact Info: From 11:30 Am-1:00 Pm At Rmclt Office, 1212 West Colorado Ave. Please Bring Your Camp Chairs.
•Phone: Please RSVP to Randi at (719) 447-9300 x5 by Monday, August 25
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.rmclt.org
•Email: randi@rmclt.org



PEACE CORPS INFO

Expires:08/26/2014

an info session on living and working with a community overseas through the peace corps will happen at the cheyenne mountain library on august 26th.

•Contact Info: Cheyenne Meeting Room, 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100, 80904. 6:00 Pm To 7:30 Pm.
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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT FAIR

Expires:08/27/2014

registration is now available to area businesses and organizations who wish to share information, sell items, and/or recruit employees, interns, and volunteers at the 2014 student involvement and employment festival at colorado state university-pueblo on wednesday, august 27th.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-549-2576
•Contact Person: CORA ZALETEL
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ST. MARY’S FALLS TRAIL PROJECT

Expires:08/27/2014

the st. mary’s falls trail project in north cheyenne canyon will help repair erosion damage, improve drainage, and stabilize the trail. ‘friends of the peak’ are looking for some volunteers to help out thursday, august 28th.

•Contact Info: Volunteers Meet At 4-Way Parking Lot At Intersection Of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, Gold Camp Road, And High Drive. 7:45 A.m. To About 2 P.m.
•Phone: 719-527-1384
•Contact Person: FRIENDS OF THE PEAK
•Web: www.fotp.com
•Email: info@fotp.com



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Expires:08/29/2014

the city of colorado springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the citizens’ transportation board (ctab). the board advises the city council on matters relating to trails, bicycling and pedestrian issues, neighborhood issues, public transit issues, trucking and freight movement issues, and land development and construction issues. the ctab meets the first tuesday of each month. applications are due before friday, august 29, 2014.

•Contact Info: City Council; Attn: Samantha Gunther; P.o. Box 1575, C/S, Co 80901
•Phone: 719-385-5453
•Contact Person: SAMANTHA GUNTHER
•Web: www.springsgov.com
•Email: sgunther@springsgov.com



COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM

Expires:08/30/2014

hands on history, the midas touch exhibit, the children’s history hour, and a colorado grown festival are just come of the exciting, fun and provocative programs available at the colorado springs pioneers museum this summer.

•Contact Info: 215 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs
•Phone: 719-385-5990
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•Web: www.cspm.org
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AARP

Expires:08/30/2014

free work search assistance for seniors 55+ to include possible paid training and referrals to job openings in the area.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-635-3579
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CELEBRATION OF WILD HORSES

Expires:08/30/2014

a month-long juried art exhibit featuring the work of 27 nationally established contemporary equine artists begins august 2nd. the opening reception will feature presentations by filmmaker ginger kathrens and opus moon, cindy and bill loos musical journey into the world of wild horses. the exhibit runs through aug. 31st at the cottonwood center for the arts, 427 e. colorado ave.colorado springs

•Contact Info: 5:30-9:30 Pm.
•Phone: 719-661-3628
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.thecloudfoundation.org
•Email: bethbyer@comcast.net



FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER – AUGUST 2014

Expires:08/30/2014

twos & threes outdoors, morning yoga stretch, and a summer night sky for beginners are just some of the fun and exciting programming available at the fountain creek nature center in august.

•Contact Info: 32o Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain
•Phone: 719-520-6745
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com
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TIME TRAVELERS’ BALL

Expires:08/30/2014

on sept. 6th the victorian society of colorado presents ‘the time travelers’ ball’, a special event highlighting historical dance and celebrating several centuries of dance from the renaissance to the victorian era (1530-1901).

•Contact Info: 6-7 Pm Social Hour With Appetizers, 7-10:30 Pm Dancing. Dessert,Cash Bar, Live Music. $30 Prior To 8/6, $35- 8/29, 8/30-9/6 Call For Availability & Pricing.
•Phone: Denise Winter 719-592-1648
•Contact Person: PERIOD DRESS SUGGESTED. COLORADO SPRINGS SHRINE CLUB – 6 S. 33RD ST
•Web: www.victoriansocietycs.org
•Email: info@victoriansocietycs.org



CONSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

Expires:08/30/2014

the colorado springs conservatory is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year and next summer. the conservatory offers internationally accredited instruction in instrumental music, voice, theater, dance and recording arts for ages 3 through 18. an interactive open house happens on saturday, august 30th. .

•Contact Info: From 10am-Noon. Located Downtown At 415 S. Sahwatch Street.
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•Web: wwwcsconservatory.org
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PUEBLO CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY

Expires:08/30/2014

the pueblo city-county library district has a variety of programming and events on the calendar in august. a spray paint art jam, and smokey bear’s 70th birthday celebration, plus a minecraft lock-in party are examples of some of the scheduled events.

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•Web: WWW.PUEBLOLIBRARY.ORG
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SALIDA WINEFEST 2014

Expires:08/30/2014

on saturday, aug. 30th wine lovers can sample wines crafted by 11 colorado wineries, enjoy specialty foods prepared by local vendors, listen to live music and shop for art created by local artisans while taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the mountains and arkansas river. tickets for the salida winefest will be available at the entrance and online from the salida chamber of commerce.

•Contact Info: 1-6 P.m. Riverside Park In Downtown Salida
•Phone: Salida Chamber of Commerce at 719-539-2068
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•Web: www.salidachamber.org
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BIRTH AND BEYOND WELLNESS FAIR

Expires:08/30/2014

if have questions about pregnancy, birth, or parenting, you’re invited to the 1st annual birth and beyond wellness fair at the new library 21c. it will be held on saturday, august 30th, from 10am-2pm.

•Contact Info: Free To All. Also Includes Live Childrens Music, Bubbles, And Face Painting Fun.
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•Web: www.PPRDA.com
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MPEC – JULY & AUGUST 2014

Expires:08/31/2014

a full moon music hike, dog hikes, evening yoga hikes, and a yoga retreat are all on the calendar at the mountain park environmental center in july and august.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-485-4444
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.HIKEANDLEARN.ORG
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ANNUAL QUILT SHOW

Expires:08/31/2014

the olde schoolhouse quilters announce their 16th annual quilt show, august 28-31st. show hours are 10-5 each day. the show will be held at the old westcliff schoolhouse. there will be new and antique quilts displayed as well as a boutique with quilt-related items for sale.

•Contact Info: 320 South Fourth Street In Westcliffe. 2014 Raffle Quilt, Bears In The Sangres, Will Be On Display And Tickets Will Be Sold At The Show.
•Phone: For further information about the quilt show, call 719-783-4340.
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TOUR A GOLD MINE

Expires:09/01/2014

experience mining old and new this summer and explore gold rush history past and present at the victor lowell thomas museum. beginning saturday, may 24th, the museum will be hosting tours of the cripple creek & victor gold mining company operations near victor. the mine tours will continue through september 1st.

•Contact Info: 10am – 1pm
•Phone: 719-689-5509
•Contact Person:
•Web: VICTORCOLORADO.COM
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FIRE INFO

Expires:09/01/2014

a fire information phone line regarding wildland fire activity for blm, national forests and national grasslands along the front range, south central colorado and southwest kansas has been established for the public. messages will be recorded regularly through fire season during fire activity. public fire information for large fires may also be available on the web.

•Contact Info: Fire Information On Private Lands Will Be Handled By The Jurisdictional County Sheriff’s Office.
•Phone: 719-299-1567
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•Web: www.inciweb.org
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BSA

Expires:09/01/2014

the boy scouts of america invite you to learn more about their organization.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: call 634-1584 today to learn more about Scouting.
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.PikesPeakBSA.org
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MARIAN HOUSE NEEDS GROUND BEEF

Expires:09/01/2014

the marian house soup kitchen, which serves more than 600 meals most days, is experiencing an on-going shortage of ground beef. ground beef is the most popular and easiest to work with meat used at the soup kitchen. anything you could contribute would be greatly appreciated. donations can be dropped off at the marian house, 14 west bijou, between 8:00 am 2:00 pm, monday – saturday.

•Contact Info: The 5 Or 10 Pound Tubes Of Ground Beef Are Preferred For Storage And Convenience.
•Phone: If you have any questionsplease contact Paul at 719-866-6289.
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COMMONWHEEL ARTISTS NEEDED

Expires:09/01/2014

commonwheel artists co-op has an opening for a potter, a wall artist, or a jeweler. details are online.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-685-1008.
•Contact Person: 102 CAON AVE., MANITOU SPRINGS,
•Web: www.commonwheel.com
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FREE SCHOOLPOOL MATCHING SERVICE

Expires:09/01/2014

mountain metro rides connects families of children attending the same school through its free schoolpool matching service. mmr will provide a list of families that have children who attend your childs school and live nearby. parents then contact each other and start a schoolpool based on individual needs and preferences.

•Contact Info: Fill Out And Submit An Application. Mmr Provides Other Services Such As Mountain Metro Rides Ridesharing, Vanpool, And Bicycling Programs.
•Phone: call (719) 385-RIDE (7433)
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•Web: www.mmtransit.com
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LABOR DAY ART FESTIVAL

Expires:09/01/2014

the commonwheel artists 40th labor day art festival will be held in fields park in historic manitou springs. expect high quality artwork, talented musicians and fabulous food.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-577-7700
•Contact Person: 101 EL PASO BLVD., MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO, 80829
•Web: www.commonwheel.com/festival
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PROGRESSIVE STRENGTH TRAINING

Expires:09/01/2014

‘get stronger, live longer’ is the title of a training offered by colorado state university extension. this progressive strength training program is designed for men and women who are interested in becoming physically active. morning sessions will begin sept. 3rd and will run 12 weeks.

•Contact Info: (3 Days A Week)
•Phone: For times, locations, and registration information, call 583-6566.
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VICTOR (CO) CELEBRATES THE ARTS

Expires:09/01/2014

victor celebrates the arts with the 15th annual en plein air art show & sale (plein rhymes with plane). the artwork consistes of original paintings created in the authentic 1890′s gold mining mecca ofvictor, colorado. this popular show and sale is at the elks hall ballroom aug 30 – sept 1st.

•Contact Info: You Can Watch Artists Paint On Victor Streets Aug 23-29 Prior To The Show. Additional At Events As Well.
•Phone: 719-689-5836
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•Web: www.victorcelebratesthearts.org
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“NATURES INSPIRATIONS”

Expires:09/05/2014

october is arts month. bear creek nature center and the friends of el paso county nature centers will host an art show and sale to celebrate the arts in our community and to support bear creek and fountain creek nature centers. local artists are invited to submit artwork for possible inclusion in the show. the theme of the show is natures inspirations. deadline for submission of artwork is friday, september 5th.

•Contact Info: All Media Is Acceptable For Consideration. Show Dates: Friday, October 17, 9:00 A.m.-7:00 P.m. And Saturday, October 18, 9:00 A.m.-4:00 P.m.
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•Contact Person: SUBMIT 3-5 OF YOUR BEST ENTRIES IN .JPG FORMAT VIA E-MAIL
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•Email: bcartshow14@gmail.com



WALK FOR WILDERNESS

Expires:09/05/2014

the u.s. forest service and several partners will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the wilderness act at the leadville national fish hatchery in lake county on saturday, september 6th. the free event runs from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. activities will include a scavenger hunt, backcountry cooking demonstrations and presentations about wilderness etiquette. there will also be two walk for wilderness hikes; a 1-mile hike along the nature trail loop and a 2.5-mile rock creek loop. -end- jace ratzlaff

•Contact Info: The Leadville National Fish Hatchery Is Located On Hwy. 300 Near The Mount Massive Wilderness Area.
•Phone: For info or to volunteer, Michelle Mueggler at 719-486-0749.
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BARR TRAIL PROJECT

Expires:09/05/2014

‘friends of the peak’ are organizing another work day for the barr trail project saturday, september 6th. volunteers are needed to help repair erosion damage, improve drainage, and stabilize the trail.

•Contact Info: 8 A.m. To 3:30 P.m.
•Phone: 719-527-1384
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.fotp.com
•Email: info@fotp.com



LEADER TRAINING CLASS

Expires:09/05/2014

bear creek and fountain creek nature centers are looking for program leaders in environmental education. training classes will be conducted in september. you can make a difference in the lives of school children who visit the nature centers.

•Contact Info: 1:00-5:00 P.m. Tuesdays, September 9th, And 16th And Wednesdays, September 10, 17
•Phone: Jamie Bequette at Bear Creek Nature Center, 520-6387,
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: jamiebequette@elpasoco.com



RAVEN NEST CONCERT SERIES

Expires:09/06/2014

the raven nest concert series happens monthly on saturdays at aspen valley ranch in woodland park this summer. potlucks are at 6 pm, the concerts begin at 7 pm.

•Contact Info: 1150 S. West Road. Ticket Prices Are $8 Advance, $10 Day Of Show. Kids 17 And Under Are Free.
•Phone: (719) 650-5920
•Contact Person: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY/PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
•Web: www.rockymountainhighway.org
•Email: steve@rockymountainhighway.org



HERMIT PASS MARATHON

Expires:09/06/2014

the inaugural hermit pass marathon, sponsored by club america wet mountain valley, is saturday, september 6th, in westcliffe. the marathon (and half marathon) is one of only three marathons to go above 13,000 feet. canceled as of 8/18/14 due to lack of entries!

•Contact Info: 7:30am
•Phone: 719-371-8001
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.CLUBAMERICAWMV.ORG/MARATHON
•Email:



RACE FOR THE CURE

Expires:09/06/2014

the 20th anniversary susan g. komen of southeastern colorado race for the cure happens sunday, september 7th in garden of the gods park.

•Contact Info: The Race Helps Fund Breast Health Education And Mammograms.
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.komensecolorado.org
•Email:



WHAT IF…

Expires:09/06/2014

imagination celebration presents “what if… a festival of innovation and imagination” on saturday, september 6th in downtown colorado springs. the what if festival seeks to delight the community in the celebration of the innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit of the pikes peak region. it offers a day of free engaging, interactive, and exciting experiences to wow participants of all ages.

•Contact Info: From Pikes Peak Center To Pioneers Museum. Discover Breakthroughs Of Local Businesses, Organizations, Artists, Scientists, Inventors, Performers, And Students.
•Phone: 719-597-3344
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.whatif-festival.org
•Email:



AN EVENING WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT

Expires:09/06/2014

the victor lowell thomas museum will host an evening with teddy roosevelt on saturday, september 6th at the gold coin club in victor.

•Contact Info: Diamond Avenue, Victor5-8pm
•Phone: 719-689-5509
•Contact Person:
•Web: victorcolorado.com
•Email:



BRIARFEST

Expires:09/07/2014

st. gabriel’s catholic church presents ‘briarfest’, a three day festival that includes carnival midway rides & games, the briarfest bolt (a 5k run and 1k kids fun run), arts & crafts, food booths, beer garden, wine tasting, silent auction, and live entertainment provided by martini shots, the justin lane band, one more shot, crystal hillbilllies, and senderos de la sierra. it all happens friday, september 5th through sunday, september 7th.

•Contact Info: Proceeds Help The Marian House, Special Olympics, Wounded Warrior Project & St. Gabriel’s Church.
•Phone: 528-8407
•Contact Person: ST. GABRIEL’S CHURCH CAMPUS, 8755 SCARBOROUGH, C.S., CO 80920
•Web: www.briarfest.net
•Email:



ORGAN CONCERT

Expires:09/07/2014

on sunday, september 7th first christian church is presenting an organ recital played by their organist, carol wilson. in celebration of her 25 years at first christian, the first half will include chorale- and hymn-based works from the baroque to the present time.

•Contact Info: At 3:00 P.m., At 16 East Platte Avenue. 2nd Half Will Include Works By J.s. Bach, Paul Hindemith, Charles Marie Widor, A Chamber Work For Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello And Keyboard By J.c. Bach, And An Organ Duet By Denis Bdard.
•Phone: Carol Wilson, 633-8888
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: organist@firstchristiancos.org



WALDO CANYON FIRE RESTORATION

Expires:09/11/2014

volunteers for outdoor colorado are planning another waldo canyon fire restoration effort. this one is set for september 13th. these burn areas are now subject to severe erosion and mudslides. volunteers will help to minimize the loss of habitats already significantly harmed by the fire. work will involve raking, mulching and reseeding.

•Contact Info: 9:00am-3:30pm. The Worksite Is About A Mile Hike From The Parking Area On Steep Terrain.
•Phone: 303-715-1010, 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
•Contact Person: NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; MINIMUM AGE 16
•Web: www.voc.org/volunteer
•Email: alice@voc.org



SALIDAS TRIPLE CROWN OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

Expires:09/11/2014

the salida bike fest and the monarch crest crank, an annual fundraiser for the alliance against domestic abuse, are teaming up to provide four days of fun for cyclists of all abilities and their families, september 11-14th. riders who participate in fridays chainless bike race, saturdays banana belt mountain bike race and sundays monarch crest crank are eligible for the festivals triple crown competition. male and female triple crown champions will be crowned.

•Contact Info: Participants Can Register For The Triple Crown For A Significantly Reduced Fee Of $100 For All Three Races.
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.monarchcrestcrank.com/registration www.salidabikefest.com
•Email:



BET ON SET CASINO NIGHT

Expires:09/13/2014

“bet on set casino night is a fundraiser for ‘set’ family medical clinics and it’s set for saturday, september 13th at the warehouse restaurant & gallery. the purpose is to raise awareness and support of the continued need for safety-net healthcare clinics.

•Contact Info: 6:00pm. 25 West Cimarron St. Gaming Entertainment, Food, Live Music, Silent Auction And More.
•Phone: 719-776-8863; 8am through 5pm, Monday – Friday. Ask for Katey Burdick
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.setofcs.org
•Email:



SALIDA BIKE FESTIVAL

Expires:09/13/2014

the 3rd annual salida bike festival, a 4 day celebration of bicycles of all kinds, happens september 11 – 14th. the salida bike fest has been organized for locals and visitors alike to celebrate bikes and cycling events in salida.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: Salida Rec Department and Hot Springs Aquatic Center – 719-539-6738
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.salidabikefest.com
•Email: salidaraces@cityofsalida.com



MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEK

Expires:09/13/2014

military appreciation week at the cheyenne mountain zoo runs monday, september 8 – sunday, september 14th.

•Contact Info: $5.25 – Per Person For All Active-Duty Military, Including National Guard And Reserves, And Their Immediate Families, Or Retired Military And Their Immediate Families.
•Phone: 719-424-7847
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.cmzoo.org/militaryappreciation
•Email:



MONARCH CREST CRANK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Expires:09/14/2014

the chaffee county alliance against domestic abuse will host its 16th annual monarch crest crank mountain bike ride on sunday, september 14th, on the final day of the salida bike fest week. sunday’s crest crank starts at the top of monarch pass at a lofty 11,312 feet and quickly climbs to the continental divide.

•Contact Info:
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.monarchcrestcrank.com/registration
•Email:



HEADWATERS HOEDOWN!

Expires:09/14/2014

the community is invited to the rio grande headwaters land trusts fourth annual headwaters hoedown on sunday, september 14th, from 1 to 6 pm at the gilmore ranch, just west of alamosa on the rio grande. the event will celebrate the many landowners and partners who help the land trust conserve the valleys land, water and way of life.

•Contact Info: Local Food Feast, Wine And Beer, Live Music,Walking Ranch Tour, Studio Tour, Lots Of Fun Activities For The Whole Family!
•Phone: information and tickets – Del Norte office at 719-657-0800.
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.riograndelandtrust.org
•Email:



HAND-CRAFTED GIFT ITEMS WANTED

Expires:09/15/2014

commonwheel artists co-op invites you to submit 3-5 samples of hand-crafted gift items (holiday related or not) for a jury session, which will be held september 15th.

•Contact Info: Commonwheel Artists Co-Op Holiday Market Runs Nov. 21, 2014 Jan. 4, 2015. Entries Will Be Accepted September 13 – 15 Between The Hours Of 10am And 6pm
•Phone:
•Contact Person: COMMONWHEEL ARTISTS CO-OP.
•Web: www.commonwheel.com
•Email: holidaymarket@commonwheel.com



ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTIONS RETREAT

Expires:09/16/2014

the environmental connections retreat is for for pre-school, elementary and high school teachers, nature center / zoo / outdoor education center staff, or anyone interested in nature education. it happens september 19 – 20th at the mountain park environmantal center.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-485-4444
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: guestrelations@hikeandlearn.org outreach@caee.org



SALES TAX WORKSHOP

Expires:09/18/2014

the colorado department of revenue will offer a workshop on sales tax law fundamentals in salida on thursday, september 18th. the workshop will offer information on common sales tax topics to help businesses remain in compliance with colorado tax law. pre-registration is required.

•Contact Info: 8-10am & 12:30-2:30pm
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.TAXSEMINARS.STATE.CO.US
•Email:



3RD FRIDAY ART WALK WEEKEND IN MANITOU

Expires:09/21/2014

the 3rd friday art walk weekend in manitou springs (sept. 19-21) will feature live music, art demonstrations, appetizers and other creative enterprises.

•Contact Info: 3rd Friday Art Walk Weekend Also Includes Clayfest And Manifest Events.
•Phone: 719.200.1272
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: manitouartctr@gmail.com



HELP DEVELOP PARK PLAN

Expires:09/23/2014

the community is invited to participate in developing an updated master and management plan for ute valley park, a regional park in the citys northwest corridor, which significantly increased in size in 2013. the community involvement process begins with a series of small group meetings on aug. 12th. the process will continue with the first in a series of open community meetings on september 23rd.

•Contact Info: 8/12/ – 6:30 P.m. @ Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View; 9/23/ @ 5:30 In Eagleview Middle School, 1325 Vindicator Drive; Additional Meeting November 12, Open House On January 27, 2015.
•Phone:
•Contact Person: UTE VALLEY PARK WAS DONATED TO THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS IN 1969.
•Web:
•Email: sbryarly@springsgov.com



MAKE THE JOB FAIR WORK FOR YOU!

Expires:09/23/2014

the pikes peak workforce center is bringing back its popular workshop: ‘make the job fair work for you!’ the workshops purpose is to help job seekers prepare to be successful at the upcoming job fair this fall.

•Contact Info: To Register For This Workshop Job Seekers Should Go Online And Then Click On Adult Workshops. Fall Job Fair Scheduled For Oct 8 At Hotel Elegante,11 A.m. To 3:30 P.m.
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.ppwfc.org
•Email:



CREEK WEEK CLEAN-UP

Expires:09/23/2014

the fountain creek watershed flood control and greenway district has partnered with numerous community organizations for the first annual creek week clean-up september 27 through october 5th. businesses, churches, schools, non-profits, neighborhood associations, youth groups, service clubs and individuals are encouraged to form a volunteer creek crew, pick a work date, pick a location, and ‘pick it up’.

•Contact Info: Registration Details And Available Locations, Can Be Found Online Under The Creek Week Icon, Beginning September 1st.
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.fountain-crk.org
•Email:



MAS “CURE” ADE BALL

Expires:09/26/2014

rachael’s ribbons of hope foundation is hosting a mas “cure” ade ball on friday, september 26th at the shrine club in colorado springs. all proceeds from the event will go towards finding a cure for children stricken with pediatric brain tumors. the victorian-themed ball will include a dj, dancing, photo spot, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and cash bar.

•Contact Info: 7-11pm
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.RROH.ORG
•Email:



BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER – SEPTEMBER 2014

Expires:09/26/2014

the month of september is full of interesting and exciting programming at bear creek nature center. vinyasa yoga, a honey harvest demonstration, and a photography class and field trip are just a few of the scheduled events.

•Contact Info: 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs
•Phone: 719-520-6387
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.ELPASOCOUNTYNATURECENTERS.COM
•Email:



FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER

Expires:09/27/2014

twos and threes outdoors, a wildlife and photography class, and an end of the summer family picnic are just a few of the many activities on the calendar this september.

•Contact Info: 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain
•Phone: 719-520-6745
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.ELPASOCOUNTYNATURECENTERS.COM
•Email:



SHAKESPEARE (SORT OF)

Expires:09/27/2014

three madcap men in tights will weave their wicked way through all 37 of shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in a wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter. the show is staged by thin air theatre company and will open at the butte theater on friday,september 5th and runs through the saturday, the 27th.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-689-3247
•Contact Person:
•Web: thinairtheatre.com
•Email:



MPEC – LATE AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

Expires:09/28/2014

the 8th annual pueblo mountain park butterfly count, a full moon music hike, nature for tots, and an autumn equinox hike are among the many and varied activities planned at the mpec in late august and september.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-485-4444
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.hikeandlearn.org
•Email:



INTEMANN TRAIL WORK

Expires:10/01/2014

the intemann trail committee is holding trail maintenance days. volunteers who want to work on the itc workdays should meet at 8:30am at manitou springs city hall, 606 manitou avenue. bring lunch, gloves and water.

•Contact Info: The Remaining Itc Trail Days Will Be: 6/15; 7/12; 8/10; 9/6; 10/4
•Phone: For more information about the ITC workdays, call 473-4143 or e-mail
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: itc@intemanntrail.com



8K/1K SPECIAL RUN & WHEELCHAIR DERBY

Expires:10/03/2014

‘special kids special families’ offers the 2nd annual octo-8k/1k special run & wheelchair derby on saturday, oct. 4th. runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. all proceeds from the event will benefit sksf programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs. participants will also be able to enjoy a business expo where various companies will be displaying information and offering free services.

•Contact Info: 9am. University Village Colorado; 5280 N Nevada Ave, Cos 80918
•Phone: 719-447-8983 Linda; 8am through 5pm, Monday through Friday
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.SKSFfundraisers.org
•Email: sksf@sksfcolorado.org



INNOVATIONS IN AGING

Expires:10/08/2014

the innovations in aging collaborative presents the “remarkable aging series”. this series has been created to address the major issues and opportunities that are facing col. spgs. as resiednet baby boomers age and new retirees move into our community. the 4 part series begins may 16th and concludes oct. 8th.

•Contact Info: 5/16; 6/18; 9/10; 10/8. $55 Per Session. Sponsorship Opportunities Available.
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.innovationsinaging.org
•Email: beth@innovationsinaging.org roma@innovationsinaging.org



PPWFC SEEKS EMPLOYERS

Expires:10/08/2014

the pikes peak workforce center invites employers with open positions to its fall adult job fair on wednesday, october 8th at the hotel elegante in colorado springs.

•Contact Info: 2886 S Circle Drive, Colorado Springs9:30am-3:30pm
•Phone: 719-667-3829
•Contact Person: BOB GEMIGNANI
•Web: www.ppwfc.org
•Email:



EXPERIENCE THE SPRINGS

Expires:10/08/2014

leadership pikes peak is offering the experience the springs program starting wednesday evening, october 8th and continuing all day, thursday, october 9th. experience the springs is designed to give community residents a jam-packed snapshot of colorado springs and the pikes peak region.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-632-2618
•Contact Person: BECCI RUDER
•Web: www.leadershippikespeak.org
•Email: becci@leadershippikespeak.org



BENEFIT FOR BLRA FOOTBALL TEAM

Expires:10/10/2014

a benefit for the banning lewis ranch academy football team happens oct. 11th. this craft fair and business expo will have multiple vendors.

•Contact Info: Blra, 7094 Cottonwood Tree Drive, Colorado Springs, 8 A.m. 5 P.m. $1.00 (Adults) $.50 (Children 6-16 Free Children 5 Yrs And Younger
•Phone: Mercedes Moore (719) 964-5106
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: blrastallionsfootballevents@gmail.com



KOATS 4 KIDS

Expires:10/10/2014

the 8th annual koats for kids benefit is on friday, october 10th at the pinery at the hill in colorado springs. feast on appetizers, dance to music by the colorado springs conservatory, and enjoy a silent auction and door prizes.

•Contact Info: Rsvp By October 1st
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: koats4kids.org
•Email:



22ND ANNUAL BEAN SUPPER

Expires:10/11/2014

the 22nd annual bean supper is set for saturday october 11th. this is a fund raising event that supports the all volunteer otero museum in la junta.

•Contact Info: From 5:30 To 7:30 Pm. Museum Is Open Monday Thru Saturday During The Months Of May Thru September With Hours Of 1 Pm To 5 Pm.
•Phone: 719-384-7500 Otero Museum – leave message.
•Contact Person: OTERO MUSEUM, 3RD & ANDERSON, LA JUNTA, CO 81050
•Web: www.oteromuseum.org
•Email:



FALL TOURS OF PICKET WIRE

Expires:10/24/2014

the u.s. forest service will offer guided tours into picket wire canyonlands south of la junta on the comanche national grassland. fall tours take place on saturdays, september 6th through october 25th. tours take place on saturdays during september and october.

•Contact Info: These Primitive Canyons Are Home To The Largest Dinosaur Track Site In North America And Many Other Interesting Things. Visitors Will Need Their Own Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle.
•Phone: 877-444-6777 for reservations / 719-384-2181 for general info
•Contact Person: TO MAKE RESERVATIONS GO ONLINE OR CALL
•Web: www.recreation.gov www.fs.usda.gov/goto/psicc/com
•Email:



CHILDREN OF LUDLOW: LIFE IN A BATTLE ZONE

Expires:09/30/2015

on september 20th, el pueblo history museum will open a dynamic and poignant exhibit which examines a turbulent period in southeastern colorado’s history, the ludlow massacre. the exhibit presents the experiences of the children living in the ludlow tent colony and the subsequent massacre.

•Contact Info: 301 North Union, Pueblo
•Phone: 719-583-0453
•Contact Person: DAWN DIPRINCE OR DEBORAH ESPINOSA
•Web:
•Email:


 

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