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PROGRESSIVE STRENGTH TRAINING
“get stronger, live longer” is the title of a training program offered by csu-pueblo extension. the training is designed for people who are interested in becoming physically active by improving their flexibility, balance and muscle strength. morning sessions begin may 5th for 12 weeks.
PUEBLO LIBRARY STUFF
the pueblo city-county library district has a number of events going on for the month of july including “miniature book making” and a “lego mindstorm”.
•Contact Info: At Various Library Locations, Also Bonfils Blood Drive July 17, 10 A.m. To 2 P.m., Rawlings, Parking Lot
•Web: www. puebolibrary.org
ANNUAL PEACH SALE FUNDRAISER
the monument hill kiwanis clubs annual peach sale fundraiser is currently underway. proceeds from the sale are used to support a variety of programs for young people in the tri-lakes area. these freestone large peaches are grown on colorados western slope. orders can be placed on-line.
•Contact Info: $33 For An 18 Lb. Box. Orders Are To Be Prepaid And Received By July 25. Peaches Must Be Picked Up On August 2 Between 10am 2pm At The Lewis-Palmer High School.
•Phone: Call Kiwanis member Larry Young at 719-418-6623.
MOUNTAIN OF THE SUN CONCERT
the mountain of the sun concert featuring the iguanas and radio london, happens in aspen valley in woodland park, on saturday, july 26th. doors open at 3 p.m. this is an outdoor concert and it will take place rain or shine.
•Contact Info: 1150 S. West Road. Ticket Prices Are $15 Advance, $20 Day Of Show. Vip Tickets Are Available For $50 Each, Including A Meet And Greet With The Iguanas. Kids 12 And Under Are Free.
•Phone: (719) 650-5920
RAINWATER HARVESTING WORKSHOP
pikes peak permaculture presents a rainwater harvesting workshop on saturday july 26th at care and share food bank.
•Contact Info: 3pm – 6pm. 2605 Preamble Point Col Spgs, Co 80915. $15/ Person. Dress For Dirt Loving Fun And Learn The Brad Lancaster Methods Of Rainwater Harvesting Legally!
•Phone: Becky Elder (719) 685-0290 or Sara Foster (719 433-2556
•Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
the 1st annual chaffee county search and rescue bbq fundraiser will be saturday, july 26th at the south main square park in buena vista.
•Contact Info: 5-10pm
RAINBOWS END ALAMOSA PARKING LOT SALE
‘ rainbows end’ in alamosa is hosting a parking lot sale on saturday, july 26th, from 9 am until 3 pm. furniture, clothing, bikes, sporting goods, and more will be available.
FLORENCE ARTS COUNCIL
a benefit concert takes place on saturday evening, july 26th at the bell tower cultural center in florence. featured at the event are stephen mendon, lobo loggins, and ken morse.
FLORISSANT HERITAGE DAY
you can celebrate florissant heritage day with a family friendly day at the hornbek homestead on july 26th. fossil beds park staff will be conducting tours of the homestead and leading period crafts and activities for kids and families. participating children can earn their junior ranger badge. the hornbek homestead is located in florissant fossil beds national monument on teller county #1 a mile south of the town of florissant. from colorado springs, travel 35 miles west on us highway 24. the monument visitor center is about a mile south of the homestead. for more information call 719-748-3253. florissant fossil beds national monument, po box 185 florissant, co 80816, 719-748-3253 or visit us on the web at www.nps.gov/flfo or facebook at /florissantnps
•Contact Info: 10 Am – 3pm. Friends Of Florissant Fossil Beds Will Provide Light Refreshments. No Charge Beyond The Normal Park Entrance Fee Of $3 Per Person Over The Age Of 16.
•Contact Person: FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, PO BOX 185 FLORISSANT, CO
MPEC – SUMMER 2014
full moon music hikes, a summer solstice drum circle, evening yoga hikes, and nature programs for toddlers are just some of the activities available at the mountain park environmental center this june and july.
“THE KING AND I”
the “the king and i” will be performed at colorado college friday, july 25 – sunday, july 27th.
•Contact Info: 7pm Evening, 3pm Sunday Matinee. Armstrong Hall, Tickets: Meeker Music, 624 N. Tejon St. $15 For Students, $40 Main Floor (Reserved) And $35 Balcony (Unreserved); $ 25 General Admission
BEER & BALLET
‘beer & ballet’ happens on july 27th, at 2 p.m. at the riverwalk in pueblo. this 2nd artisans series, courtesy of the pueblo arts alliance, will juxtapose art forms with sensory activities, or basically, you get to see the finest ballet and taste seasonal beer from local breweries.
•Contact Info: Space Is Limited. For More Information, Or To Buy Tickets Visit Online.
GOLF TOURNAMENT AND YEAR-END CELEBRATION
on monday, july 28th. leadership pikes peak offers a day of golf and an evening filled with drinks, dinner, and celebration of another successful year
•Contact Info: A Few Sponsorships Are Still Available. $ 600 For Your Team Of Four, Or $ 150 Per Golfer$ 25 For Dinner/Drinks For Those Attending The Celebration Only
•Contact Person: AT COUNTRY CLUB OF COLORADO 125 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE.
the western museum of mining and industry has partnered with bricks-4-kidz, to provide half-day summer camp programs for children. campers will face new challenges each day, building motorized models and learning along the way. programs are created and designed by engineers and architects, with themes, including mining and crafting, super-hero academy, bricks4girlz and more. camps run through july 28th.
SALIDA SQUARE DANCE
the monarch mavericks square dance club will dance at the salida community center, saturday, july 26th.
•Contact Info: With Caller Bob Gaunt. 3rd And F Streets. Summer Casual Dress. Plus Dancing At 7:00, Followed By Mainstream/Plus Mix From 7:30-9:30. No Pre-Rounds.
•Phone: Andrith at 539-7877
REBECCA FRAZIER AND HIT AND RUN
the alamosa live music association presents acclaimed bluegrass group rebecca frazier and hit and run at the sundays at six concert, july 27th in cole park, alamosa.
•Contact Info: Only Band To Win The Top Triumvirate Of Major Bluegrass Band Contests At The Telluride, Rockygrass, And Spbgma Festival Band Championships
the friends of monument valley park presents a free concert series, “musical mondays in monument valley park”, on the west lawn below the fine arts center in colorado springs. concert dates are monday evenings, july 14th, 21st and 28th.
THE BULLY PULPIT
pillar presents another living history event: ‘the bully pulpit of theodore roosevelt’ wednesday, july 30th, in col. spgs.
•Contact Info: 1:30-3:30 Pm Mackenzie Place 1605 Elm Creek View 80907 (Union And Fillmore). With Don Moon As Teddy
CALL FOR ENTRIES
pikes peak busts, will help raise funds for breast cancer research in memory of karen holiman. all colorado artists may enter this exhibit, which runs oct. 3 – 31st at boulder street gallery and framing, 206 n. tejon st. in colorado springs. artists are encouraged to create new work using the bra, the breast and/or the bust as symbols.
•Contact Info: Free Entry For 1,2 Or 3 Pieces In Any Media But Film, Video Or Performance. Deadline For Images: Aug. 1; Accepted Work Due Sept. 15-20. Applications Limited To First 200 Entrants.
•Contact Person: THE OPENING RECEPTION IS 5-8 P.M. OCT. 3.
•Web: https://youjudgeit.org/pikespeakbusts www.boulderstreetgallery.com
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
the international student exchange programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. these students are 15 to 18 years of age, and would like to come to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. these personable and academically select exchange students are conversant in english, and anxious to learn about this country.
EASY EATING WITH DIABETES
colorado state university extension is offering a series on easy eating with diabetes on july 10th,17th, 24th and 31st. the four-week series covers topics about how diabetes affects your health, how to make healthy food choices, and tasting new recipes. registration is required.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN KIDS
on thursday, july31st, come and celebrate the many successes of rocky mountain kids. learn about the amazing assistance this organization has provided to the youth in our community. dinner and drinks will be served at the home of reed and donna cagle.
COOKING FOR A CAUSE
care and share will host a series of dinners featuring various local chefs preparing meals in its community kitchen. events are scheduled monthly at the care and share offices.
•Contact Info: Care And Share Food Bank For Southern Colorado, 2605 Preamble Point (East Side Of Springs). $40 Per Person
YMCA CAMP JACKSON
summer camp sessions are still available for the base camp program, extreme teens, and leadership camps for ages 7 to 17 at ymca camp jackson. session dates run june 15th to august 1st.
•Contact Info: 45 Mins. West Of Pueblo At Base Of Greenhorn Mountain, Rye, Colorado
VEGI GARDEN CAMP
the vegi program, or valley educational garden initiative, is now offering garden camp every week for the rest of the summer. kids of all ages are welcome to come to the alamosa elementary school garden on thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon to get their hands dirty. garden camp offers educational and fun activities about nutrition and local garden produce.
if you’re wondering how to start your job search or trying to decide what career to pursue you might want to check out the pikes peak work force center for some answers.
WEST SIDE GARDEN STORY II
‘fox’ (friends of extension) a non-profit that supports the csu extension, el paso county, programs, presents the 2014 open garden tour – west side garden story ii: creative gardening in challenging times. tour beautiful gardens displaying water-wise gardening techniques for the high altitude colorado climate. tours happen august 2-3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at various gardens in colorado springs.
•Contact Info: Tickets Start July 14. Can Be Purchased At Many Local Garden Centers And Nurseries .
•Contact Person: FUNDS RAISED WILL SUPPORT CSU PROGRAMS
SUMMER OF DISCOVERY 2014!
the space foundation discovery center presents a summer of discovery – ten weeks of space educational activities and fun for all ages. the theme for july 8 -19 is ‘mars, rovers & robots’; the theme for july 22 august 2 is rocketry.
•Phone: Call 719.576.8000
•Contact Person: 4425 ARROWSWEST DR., COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80907
•Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
FIRST FRIDAY LANTERN PARADE
concrete couch presents the first friday lantern parade and workshop, all part of scamp, the free summer community art & mural program. you can stop by all week from july 28th – aug. 1st to make a lantern then join the parade on the first friday of august at 8pm. the parade leaves from the pioneers museum and heads to acacia park. the parade will be followed by a performance of the concrete couch music jam band.
•Contact Info: Free Lantern Making Workshops M-F July 28 Aug. 1st, 9am-Noon. Free And Fun For All Ages. Kids Under 13 Need To Bring An Adult.
•Contact Person: THE PIONEERS MUSEUM, 215 S. TEJON ST.
COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB NEEDS YOU
colorado mountain club is looking for volunteers to help restore wildlife habitat aug 2 & 3rd. at badger flats in the pike national forest just northwest of lake george, co. cmc will provide food and camping accommodations for weekend volunteers.
the colorado springs astronomical society will stage another public star party, this one in fountain creek regional park on friday, aug. 1st.
•Contact Info: 8-11pm Weather Permitting.
CELEBRATION OF WILD HORSES
the cloud foundation will have its inaugural art exhibit and fundraiser honoring living symbols of the spirit of the west this summer. the event is set for august 2nd through the 31st at the cottonwood center for the arts in col. spgs.
•Contact Info: Aug. 2nd – 6-10pm Grand Openng, Artists Reception And Presentation By Ginger Kathrens
•Contact Person: PAULA TODD KING
elk park knoll trail project along with friends of the peak are in need of volunteers who will help repair damage, improve drainage, and stabilize the trail. the date is saturday, august 2nd. volunteers will meet at red rock canyon open space to carpool up pikes peak highway.
•Contact Info: 7am-4pm
•Contact Person: CAROL BECKMAN
SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
the friends of the west custer county library invite everyone to their summer arts and crafts fair july 31-august 2nd. at the hope lutheran churchs fellowship hall in westcliffe, colorado. handcrafted and unique items by local craftspeople will be available. proceeds from the sale benefit the west custer county librarys community outreach programs.
•Contact Info: 312 S Third St. 3-7 P.m. On Thurs, 9:6 On Fri, Sat. Thursday Will Feature A Meet, Greet, And Buy Event For Folks To Meet The Artistans And Enjoy Light Refreshments.
•Phone: For further information, call the library at 719-783-9138.
JOE UVEGES ON THE LABYRINTH
on saturday, august 2nd first christian church is presenting another program in their hot summer nights: music on the labyrinth series, this one featuring joe uveges, singer and acoustic guitarist.
•Contact Info: At 6:30 P.m. Outdoors, Will Move Indoors For Inclement Weather, So Bring A Blanket Or Chair. A Free Will Offering Will Be Taken.
•Contact Person: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 16 E. PLATTE AVENUE
hartsel days will include a parade and costume contest for the children, a pancake breakfast, and live music. there will be a poker run for all you motorcycle enthusiasts. also this year a wounded warriors 10k run and cycle (open to civilians also) on saturday, august 2nd. 100 percent of the proceeds support active duty rehabilitating warriors and gold star family outreach programs.
•Contact Info: Registration For 10k Is $25-Adults, $20-Military Dod, $10.00 Youth Run – 3k Under 15 Yrs. Old. Also Bingo, Classic Car Show, A Dunk Tank With Local Politicians
NATIVE PLANT MASTER PROGRAM
csu extension-pueblo county is offering a native plant master program series on saturdays, august 2nd, 9th, and 23rd at pueblo mountain park in beulah.
•Contact Info: 8am-12:30pm
TRADITIONAL UTE DANCE
the pikes peak historical society invites you to a performance of traditional ute dance at the florissant fossil beds national monument on saturday, aug. 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
•Contact Info: The Tabeguache Dancers Are Returning To Pikes Peak At The Outdoor Amphitheater Near The Visitor Center.
•Phone: the Monument at (719) 748 3253 ext. 122 or 202
MANITOU CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
the manitou chamber music festival features faculty and student performances . concert dates are july 22, 25, 29, and august 1st, all at 7:30pm. there will also be a student concert finale at 3pm. on august 3rd. performances happen at st. andrews episcopal church.
•Contact Info: Music By Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Shostakovich, Dvorak, And Others. $20 Adults, $10 Students, May Be Purchased On The Web Or At Door.
•Contact Person: 800 MANITOU AVE, 80829
COLORADO RAIL FAIR
the 2014 colorado rail fair happens aug 2nd & 3rd in pueblo’s union depot. the pueblo model railroad association will provide information and display running model railroads to those who have, or might have interest in model railroading.
•Contact Info: 9 Am To 4 Pm. 132 West B Street; Pueblo, Co 81003. Model Railroad Vendors Can Display And Sell Items. Tickets $5/ Person, Children Under 12 Free W/Adult
•Phone: John Denny 719 547-7990
ROCK HOUNDS WANTED
the 13th annual rock and mineral show at the creede underground community center happens on august 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, from 10am to 5pm. expect exhibits of minerals, fossils, nuggets, geodes, and jewelry, also special evening programs at 7pm.
LA PUENTE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK DRIVE
la puentes outreach services program, which serves the san luis valley, is now holding their annual backpack drive to gather school supplies for children ages kindergarten through 12th grade. donations of backpacks, pencils, pens, lined paper, rulers, folders, notebooks, etc. will be collected at 929 state ave. in alamosa.
•Contact Info: Financial Contributions Also Appreciated. Call For Pick Up Of Donations Too. Distribution Of Backpacks Will Take Place The Week Of August 11th.
•Phone: Tara Bay at 719.587.3781
BOUNDLESS.ORG 5K RUN / WALK
boundless.org and focus on the family present a 5k run / walk saturday, aug. 9th on behalf of families worldwide. this event is for all ages and ability levels.
•Contact Info: Starting And Ending At Focus On The Family (8605 Explorer Drive). Register By July 7, And Get An Exclusive Pursuit 5k T-Shirt! $25/Person.
BBBS-PIKES PEAK VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
interested in being a big brother or a big sister? if you are, please plan to attend a bbbs orientation where you will learn more about the program and expectations. after the overview, bbbs will provide training for anyone still interested in continuing in the process of becoming a mentor.
•Contact Info: 6/24 & 7/30 @ 111 S Tejon, St 302 (5:30-7:30pm)7/1 & 8/5 @ 1785 S 8th St (5:30-6:30pm)7/12 @ 1785 S 8th St (10:15am-12:15pm)
•Contact Person: STEPHANIE PEETZ
the national alliance on mental illness in col. spgs. will offer a class for parents and caregivers of school-age children with behavioral health issues. “visions” is a free, five-week program for parents, grandparents and caregivers of school-age children showing symptoms of a mental illness or behavioral health issues.
•Contact Info: Thursday Evenings Aug. 7 Thurs., Sept. 4, 6-8:30 Pm At First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada.
•Phone: You must register in advance 719-473-8477, 9 am 5 pm, Monday – Friday.
•Contact Person: (NAMI) COLORADO SPRINGS (PRONOUNCED NAW-MEE, RHYMES WITH MOMMY)
A MORNING OF TEA AND PLAY
mountain song community school presents a morning of tea and play for parents & children on wednesday, august 6th. children will have the opportunity to explore the classroom while parents have tea and receive information about the program.
PEARLS OF WIT AND WISDOM
the next ‘pearls of wit and wisdom’ presents general michelle johnson on aug 6 th, at the 21st century library location (1175 chapel hills dr. at chapel hills and jamboree). general johnson provides us with reflections, experiences and achievements of her life as a 1981 graduate of the air force academy. she has served as the air force aide to the president, and assumed the role of afa superintendent at the academy on august 13, 2013.
•Contact Info: Cost : $5.00. From 10:00 Am – 11:30 Am
CHALLENGE OF THE STALLIONS
as part of the celebration of wild horses through art and music, filmmaker ginger kathrens will present a free screening of cloud: challenge of the stallions. following the film, ginger will lead a discussion about the film and advocacy to protect wild horses on public lands. it all happens at the tim gill center for public communication here in colorado springs on august 6th.
LOVE, LUST AND LIQUOR
love, lust and liquor is a musical lecture, featuring recording artist david peel, about the bad boys of country music. this fundraising event is sponsored by the friends of monument park and takes place on wednesday, august 6th at johnny’s navajo hogan.
FREEMONT LIBRARY PROGRAMS
the civil war seems to be a theme at the john c. fremont library in august. “yankees and rebels” on tuesday, august 5th is about the greenwood pioneer cemetery, a place where union and confederate soldiers cooperated to bury their dead. that will be followed with a presentation about the life of a common civil war soldier on thursday, august 7th. both programs start at 7pm.
QUILTS IN THE ASPENS
‘quilters above the clouds quilt guild’ in woodland park presents their 8th annual quilt show on august 9th in the woodland park middle school.
•Contact Info: 9am 4:30 Pm. 600 East Kelly Road, Woodland Park, 80863. $2, Children Under 12 Free. Display Of Over 100 Quilts, Quilting Demonstrations, Etc.
•Phone: 719-294-7120. Monday through Friday 8 am through 7 pm. Ask for Nancy.
TENNIS CHARITY MIXER
the rocky mountain chapter of the scleroderma foundation will host a tennis charity mixer on saturday, august 9th. in denver. this event is open to the public and all levels of tennis. it includes 3 hours of eat & play social doubles tennis and dinner on the grill. the evening will close with a silent auction. players can register online.
•Contact Info: With Gates Tennis Center From 6:00-9:00 Pm
•Contact Person: AT GATES TENNIS CENTER, 3300 E. BAYAUD AVE., DENVER, CO 80209.
SERVE ON INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMISSION
the city of colorado springs is seeking a volunteer to fill an open position on the independent ethics commission (iec). the iec is appointed by the city council to review ethics complaints and inquiries submitted by citizens regarding matters involving an elected official, an appointee by the city council or mayor, or an independent contractor. application deadline is before friday, august 8, 2014.
•Contact Info: City Council; Attn: Samantha Gunther; P.o. Box 1575, C/S, Co 80901
•Contact Person: SAMANTHA GUNTHER
DOWNTOWN REVIEW BOARD
the city of colorado springs has openings on the downtown review board (drb). the drb members meet monthly to review downtown development applications using the downtown colorado springs form-based code regulating plan. applications are due before friday, august 8, 2014.
•Contact Info: City Council; Attn: Samantha Gunther; P.o. Box 1575, C/S 80901
•Contact Person: SAMANTHA GUNTHER
ICE CAVE CREEK TRAIL BUILDING
volunteers are needed saturday, august 9th. trained crew leaders will help you build a new sustainable hiking and biking trail along scenic ice cave creek above palmer lake. volunteers are asked to pre-register online in order to maintain a safe leader-volunteer ratio. with a good turnout, this may be the final workdate for this new trail!
•Contact Info: Meet At 8am, Finish By 4pm. Palmer Reservoir Trailhead, Old Carriage Road, Palmer Lake Co 80133. Ages 16 And Up.
•Phone: Tom Mowle, 719-216-3932, any time
•Contact Person: COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB’S RAMPART RANGE WILDLANDS PROJECT
the jones theater in westcliffe presents “deathtrap”, a comedic thriller. show times are thursday, friday and saturdays, july 31 – aug. 9th, with curtain time at 7:30 p.m.
•Contact Info: 119 Main St. Westcliffe, Co 81252
ANNUAL GLUTEN-FREE PICNIC
the pikes peak celiacs support group is sponsoring a pot luck picnic to demonstrate that the usual picnic food can be gluten-free.the event is set for boulder park on saturday august 9th.
•Contact Info: 1400 E Boulder St, Colorado Springs, Co, 80909. 11am. Brats, Hot Dogs, Burgers On Gluten Free Buns Provided. Recipes Or Ingredient Lists Should Be Attached To Dishes.
•Phone: Trixie Bobbitt 469.487.6180
YAPPY HOUR EVENTS
the humane society of the pikes peak region has a series of ‘yappy hour events’ coming up june 19th, july 17th and august 14th. they will be held at the humane society building, 610 abbot lane, in colorado springs. these exclusive yappy hour events will allow you a sneak peek at select animals before they are available for adoption.
•Contact Info: Also, For Your $15 Suggested Donation, You Will Receive Appetizers, Two Drink Coupons And A Coupon For $15 Off An Adoption
•Phone: 719-473-1741 with questions.
•Contact Person: ADVANCE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED
SNAP PEA JAMBOREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
earth mountain education farm presents the 12th annual snap pea jamboree music festival. aug. 8-10th in weston ,colorado. enjoy high energy music on a solar powered stage, learn about native plants, natural building, organic gardening and more. earth mountain farms annual festival supports sustainable community development and environmental education programs.
•Contact Info: Johnny Watson And Feel, Planet O, Jaquie Gipson, Smith House And More. Bring An Instrument And Enjoy The Jamboree Each Night! Tickets Are $35 For Weekend Pass And $20 For A Day Pass.
•Phone: 719-680-0215 Joni or Carter anytime
•Contact Person: EARTH MOUNTAIN EDUCATION FARM 17613 COUNTY RD. 31.9 WESTON, CO.
SUNDAY JAZZ AFFAIR
the pikes peak jazz and swing society will present the neil bridge 7 with karen lee at the 2nd sunday jazz affair on august 10th. the event will be held at the olympian plaza reception & events center, 975 s. union blvd. in colorado springs, from 1 to 4 p.m. there will also be dancing, door prizes, a cash bar plus a full buffet and dessert bar available for purchase.
•Contact Info: Neil Bridge Connects Us To The River Of Swing Which Flows Through All Of Jazz. $10 General Public, $5 Society Members. Available At Door; Reservations Are Not Necessary.
EASY EATING WITH DIABETES
have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? csu extension’s 4-class series will help you learn simple changes you can make to improve your diet. easy eating with diabetes will meet on august 19th & 26th, and september 2nd & 9th. registration is required by august 12, 2014.
THREATENED PLANTS AND PLACES
on tuesday august 12th, the horticultural art societys talk will be the many faces of ‘rarity’: threatened plants and places of the pikes peak region. tass kelso, a cc professor of conservation and botany, will be speaking.
FOOD SAFETY FOR COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCERS
are you interested in bringing your home-made food products to market? on wednesday, august 20th, a training course offered by csu extension-pueblo county will provide food safety training required by the colorado cottage food act. registration is required by august 13, 2014.
the city of salida recreation department will be offering tumbling classes through the high country gymnastics academy. session 1 meets on fridays, june 6th, 20th, 27th and july 11th. session 2 meets on fridays, july 25th, august 1st, 8th and 15th. meet at the scout hut in salida.
ENGLISH TEACHERS NEEDED
volunteer are needed to help teach english classes. you’ll meet twice weekly with students. support and training are provided by catholic charities. curriculum is provided through textbooks and workbooks for each level. teachers are needed for daytime and nighttime classes. the commitment is two classes per week (2 hours each) for the academic year.
PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
the city of colorado springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the public arts commission. the commission’s charter is to review and make recommendations to the city council and el paso county commission regarding issues of public art. their goal is to promote the inclusion of art in everyday life and the value of what artistic thinking can contribute to the community. meetings are held on the third tuesday of each month. appications required before friday, august 15, 2014.
•Contact Info: City Council; Attn: Samantha Gunther, P.o. Box 1575, C/S 80901
•Contact Person: SAMANTHA GUNTHER
the parade of homes offers a first-hand look at the current trends and innovations in new home design. this year, the western museum of mining and industry will participate by providing the hosting venue for the ecocabins display. this cabin will be on display until august 17th, and the museum will be open for additional sunday hours august 3rd, 10th and 17th.read more at:
•Contact Info: Parade Of Homes Tickets Are Available At All Local Safeway Stores Beginning In Mid-July And Run $10 For Adults And Seniors With Children Under 18 Free.
DEAN PHELPS ON THE LABYRINTH
first christian church is presenting the final program on the hot summer nights: music on the labyrinth series on august 16th. it will feature dean phelps, folk singer and guitarist from oklahoma. the program will be held outdoors on the south side of the church (but will move indoors for inclement weather), so bring a blanket or chair.
•Contact Info: He Combines Travis-Style Guitar With A Soulful Vocal Style To Perform Heart-Friendly Songs Played To A Toe-Tapping Beat. 6:30 P.m.
•Contact Person: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 16 E. PLATTE AVENUE
PIKES PEAK VOLUNTEER VACATION
rocky mountain field institute is offering a ‘pikes peak volunteer vacation’ – five days of camping and environmental restoration work on america’s mountain, august 20 – 24th. participants will help with the restoration of the severy creek basin by building erosion control structures, removing sediment from the wetland, and re-vegetating affected areas. days will be spent working on the restoration projects while evenings are for mountain relaxation and recreation.
•Contact Info: There Is No Cost To Participate In The Program. Rocky Mountain Field Institute Will Provide All Meals And A Group Camp Kitchen.
•Phone: Molly Mazel, 719-471-7736 ext. 4#; 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.
CALL FOR ART!
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
CANVASES IN THE CANON
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 Person: MIRIAM SHANE
FOOD PRESERVATION SERIES
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.
23RD ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL
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
•Contact Person: EMILY DAINES
GREEN BERET CHALLENGE
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.
TEDDY BEAR DAYS
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)
MIRACLES IN MOTION
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!
EMPOWER YOUTH IN A MEANINGFUL WAY!
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,
HOME BEER FERMENTING
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.
RIGHT BRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
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.
BAT WALKS AT GARDEN OF THE GODS
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
PEACE CORPS INFO
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.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT FAIR
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.
COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM
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
free work search assistance for seniors 55+ to include possible paid training and referrals to job openings in the area.
CELEBRATION OF WILD HORSES
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
FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER – AUGUST 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
MPEC – JULY & AUGUST 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.
TOUR A GOLD MINE
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
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.
the boy scouts of america invite you to learn more about their organization.
•Phone: call 634-1584 today to learn more about Scouting.
MARIAN HOUSE NEEDS GROUND BEEF
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.
COMMONWHEEL ARTISTS NEEDED
commonwheel artists co-op has an opening for a potter, a wall artist, or a jeweler. details are online.
•Contact Person: 102 CAON AVE., MANITOU SPRINGS,
FREE SCHOOLPOOL MATCHING SERVICE
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)
RAVEN NEST CONCERT SERIES
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
HERMIT PASS MARATHON
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.
•Contact Info: 7:30am
RACE FOR THE CURE
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.
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.
•Contact Person: ST. GABRIEL’S CHURCH CAMPUS, 8755 SCARBOROUGH, C.S., CO 80920
WALDO CANYON FIRE RESTORATION
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
BET ON SET CASINO NIGHT
“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
MONARCH CREST CRANK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
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.
HAND-CRAFTED GIFT ITEMS WANTED
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
•Contact Person: COMMONWHEEL ARTISTS CO-OP.
HELP DEVELOP PARK PLAN
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.
•Contact Person: UTE VALLEY PARK WAS DONATED TO THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS IN 1969.
MAS “CURE” ADE BALL
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
INTEMANN TRAIL WORK
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
8K/1K SPECIAL RUN & WHEELCHAIR DERBY
‘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
INNOVATIONS IN AGING
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.
•Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
FALL TOURS OF PICKET WIRE
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
CHILDREN OF LUDLOW: LIFE IN A BATTLE ZONE
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.
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KRCC presents ARLO GUTHRIE
Pikes Peak Center
Saturday July 13, 2013 8pm
reserved seating through Ticketswest.com
7th Annual Blues Under The Bridge – July 20th, 2013
WATERMELON SLIM & THE WORKERS, JOHN HAMMOND, BLUES CARAVAN W/ JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR, THE SLIDE BROTHERS, D.B. REILLY, and THE JUST US LEAGUE
www.BluesUnderTheBridge.com for festival information
KRCC Member tickets on sale for $25. General Public tickets on sale for $35. VIP tickets $91.50. Day of show tickets $40 at the west gate. Tickets available through www.TicketFly.com or at KRCC.
Pre-festival Party Friday July 19th from 5-8pm at the Wyndham Grand Mining Exchange with Watermelon Slim, and Big Jim Adams!
Pre-festival shows at Jack Quinns with:
BJ Estares and Route 66 on Wednesday July 17th at 7:30pm!
The Delta Sonics with Al Chesis on Thursday July 18th at 7:30pm!
Austin Young on Friday the 19th at 9pm!
KRCC presents TAB BENOIT
Colorado Springs, City Auditorium
Wednesday, July 31st
KRCC Member Tickets on sale now for $16 at the KRCC Studios.
General public tickets on sale through www.AMusicCompanyInc.com .
KRCC and the Fine Arts Center present VIEUX FARKE TOURE
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Monday August 5th, 7pm
KRCC tickets on sale now for $15 at KRCC.
FAC member tickets on sale for $15, and general public tickets on sale for $25 at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, or through www.csfineartscenter.org
KRCC presents DIANA KRALL
Pikes Peak Center
Wednesday, September 25th 7:30pm
reserved seating through Ticketswest.com
Pikes Peak Center, Saturday October 12th, 2013 8pm
KRCC member pre-show meet and greet opportunity 6:30-7:30pm – pre-show meet and greet tickets available for $40 to members ONLY at the station.
Advance KRCC member tickets on sale now through August 2nd through www.TicketsWest.com. Enter member promo code and click find.
General Public tickets on sale August 2nd, 2013
KRCC presents BONNIE RAITT
Pikes Peak Center
Wednesday, October 16th 8pm
reserved seating through Ticketswest.com