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SPRING GARDENING CLASSES

Expires:05/19/2015

csu extension is offering spring gardening classes on saturdays beginning on march 21st through may 19th at devry university and repeated on tuesday afternoons at the extension office. topics include composting, drip irrigation, vegetable gardening, soil enrichment, lawn care, herbs and perennials.

•Contact Info: Devry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Colorado SpringsCsu Extension Office, 17 N Spruce Street, Colorado SpringsSats.10am-Noon; Tues. 2-4pm
•Phone: 719-520-7688
•Contact Person: DIANA RHODES
•Web: http://elpasoco.colostate.edu/hort
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THE FICTION SYNOPSIS

Expires:05/19/2015

on tuesday, may 19th, pikes peak writers presents pam mccutcheon, author of writing the fiction synopsis, a step by step approach, who will share her process to help writers put together a selling synopsis and write a back cover blurb. the event takes place in the carnegie room of penrose library.

•Contact Info: 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs6:30-8:30pm
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•Web: www.pikespeakwriters.com/events/writers-night/
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PFLAG CHAPTER MEETS

Expires:05/19/2015

the colorado springs pflag chapter meets the third tuesday of eachmonth at 7pm. the program on may 19th will be a short documentary: “facing fear”. it has been nominated for an academy award and pflag chapters all over the u.s. have been offered the one-time opportunity to show this movie at their may pflag meetings.

•Contact Info: The Documentary Is About A 13 Year-Old Who Was Thrown Out Of His Home For Being Gay.
•Phone: For further information, call 575-8658.
•Contact Person: AT THE DWELLING PLACE, 508 N. TEJON IN COLORADO – 7PM ALL ARE WELCOME.
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COMMUNICATION AND SERVICE ANIMAL TRAINING

Expires:05/20/2015

on wednesday, may 20th, the aceso foundation will offer an effective communication and service animals training course at the carmel community living center in colorado springs.

•Contact Info: 4740 Flintridge Drive #220, Colorado Springs3-4pm
•Phone: 719-253-2299
•Contact Person: CINDY POWELL
•Web: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/323259477861257/
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ST. MARY’S FALLS TRAIL MAINTENANCE

Expires:05/20/2015

friends of the peak is organizing the st. mary’s falls trail maintenance volunteer project. volunteers will help repair erosion damage, improve drainage, and stabilize the trail thursday, may 21st.

•Contact Info: Meet At The 4-Way Trailhead At The Intersection Of North Cheyenne Canyon Road And Gold Camp Road And High Drive. 7:45 A.m. – 2:00 P.m.
•Phone: 719-527-1384
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•Web: www.fotp.com
•Email: info@fotp.com



PALMER LAND TRUST

Expires:05/20/2015

the 2015 palmer land trust annual meeting, featuring ian miller, ph.d., curator of paleontology and director of earth & space sciences at the denver museum of nature & science, is wednesday, may 20th at cheyenne mountain resort.

•Contact Info: 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs5-7pm
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•Web: www.palmerlandtrust.org
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ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Expires:05/21/2015

the colorado springs professional chapter of ‘engineers without borders’ will stage an evening of food, bristol beer and an opportunity to network with local engineers, architects, planners and industry professionals. the event happens may 21st, 5-7:30pm in the the gym at ivywild school.

•Contact Info: Fundraiser For Annual Ewb-Cos Development Trip To Ecuador/Bolivia. $20 Per Ticket
•Phone: Logan Lastovica 830.456.3120
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•Email: lastovica.logan@gmail.com



THE ALLELUIA RINGERS

Expires:05/22/2015

the alleluia ringers, one of concordia universitys fine musical groups, will be in concert at first lutheran church on friday, may 22nd at 7:30 pm.

•Contact Info: 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Concert Is Free
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SALSA EXTRAVAGANZA

Expires:05/22/2015

a salsa extravaganza happens on friday, may 22nd 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.at the pinery at the hill. the event is a fundraiser for centro de la familia which seeks to be a culturally competent anchor for the hispanic / latino families of the pikes peak region.

•Contact Info: Salsa Music, Dancing, Tapas, Wine. Dress To Impress Or Business Attire. Silent Auction, Live Music.
•Phone: 719-385-5996
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•Email: centro@joimail.com



RMFI NEEDS YOU

Expires:05/23/2015

the 2015 field season at rocky mountain field institute is off and running. there are numerous projects that you can volunteer for including trail projects and fire restoration work.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-471-7736 ext. 4#
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•Email: molly@rmfi.org



BLUEGRASS ON THE ARKANSAS

Expires:05/23/2015

bluegrass on the arkansas is a fun event for families with kids of all ages. burgers, barbeque, beer and of course bluegrass will be on the menu memorial day weekend may 23rd & may 24th. net proceeds from the event are used to help students graduating from local high schools in the form of vocational and scholastic scholarships.

•Contact Info: Riverside Park In Historic Downtown Salida. If You Are Interested In Being An Event Sponsor Contact Tom Mansheim
•Phone: 719-539-2516; 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Ask for Tom Mansheim.
•Contact Person: SALIDA ROTARY CHARITABLE FUND
•Web: www.bluegrassonthearkansas.org
•Email: tom.mansheim@highcountrybank.net



TASTE OF CREEDE FESTIVAL

Expires:05/23/2015

the 27th annual taste of creede festival happens may 23rd and 24th beginning at 10am each morning. artists from all over colorado and northern new mexico will be showing their fine arts. there will also be childrens activities, live music, entertainers, street vendors and museum and theatre tours.

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•Phone: 719-658-2374
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UNITED COURT OF THE PIKES PEAK EMPIRE

Expires:05/23/2015

the united court of the pikes peak empire will hold several events between may 22-24th including a chartity drag king and queen show, a miniature golf tournament, and a beer bust / trivia contest.

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•Phone: tony willis 719-634-8331 anytime just leave message
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SQUARE DANCE CLUB DANCES

Expires:05/23/2015

the monarch mavericks square dance club dances from 1:30-4pm on saturday, may 23rd at the salida community center, 3rd and f street. spectators are always invited.

•Contact Info: With Club Caller Michael Turley Of Buena Vista
•Phone: 539-7877 for more information
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CRT DAY CAMPS

Expires:05/25/2015

day camps with the creede repertory theater are back for summer 2015. day camps return with the very best theatre professionals teaching kids the fundamentals of improv, puppetry, movement, and song.

•Contact Info: Under The Direction Of New Education Director Johamy Morales, Financial Aid Is Available Upon Request.
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•Web: www.creederep.org
•Email: johamy@creederep.com



PUEBLO CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY

Expires:05/25/2015

a virtual tour of italy, maker-in-residence bob benvenuto, and the cold reading trio are just some of the exciting and eclectic offerings at the pueblo city-county library this spring.

•Contact Info: 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo
•Phone: 719-553-0211
•Contact Person: JOHN QUINTANA
•Web: pueblolibrary.org
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WRITER’S NIGHT

Expires:05/25/2015

the pikes peak writers are hosting ‘writer’s night’ on monday, may 25th at the elbo room at the ritz grill. the night includes two hours of book discussion, laughter, and fun!

•Contact Info: 15 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs6:30-8:30pm
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•Web: www.pikespeakwriters.com/events/writers-night/
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MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION

Expires:05/25/2015

the annual evergreen cemetery memorial day commemoration will be hosted by the evergreen cemetery benevolent society on monday may 25th (memorial day). the 10th us cavalry buffalo soldiers will lead the procession from the evergreen chapel beginning at approximately 11am to the spanish american war site to honor george m. mason, the buffalo soldier who fought in the spanish american war.

•Contact Info: Also 1:00pm Butterfly Release At Evergreen Chapel. Unveiling Of The 2015 Story Boards. Light Refreshments Will Be Served
•Phone: For more information please call 385-6254
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WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS

Expires:05/26/2015

in an effort to increase wildfire awareness and emergency preparedness in the community, the city of colorado springs will host a community meeting on wildfire preparedness on tuesday, may 26th, from 6:30 8 p.m. at uccs (berger hall).

•Contact Info: Wheelchair Accessible. Sign Language Interpreter Will Provided Upon Request. Notify Lori Unruh At Oem@Springsgov.com Or 719-385-5957. By 5/18
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BLUEGRASS AT THE FAIR

Expires:05/27/2015

the 26th annual bluegrass at the fair is being held at the colorado state fairgrounds in pueblo from friday, may 29th through sunday, may 31st. camping is available.

•Contact Info: Proceeds Benefit The Robyn Barst Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Research Fund.
•Phone: For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 545-2617.
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•Web: www.bluegrassatthefair.com
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20 YEARS OF KIVA MAGAZINE

Expires:05/27/2015

cheyenne mountain heritage center is celebrating almost 20 years of kiva magazine with a special 76 page edition covering the history of the cheyenne school. light food and beverages will be served, along with a reading from the editor in chief, richard marold. it all happens wednesday, may 27th, from5:30 – 7:30pm in ivywild school.

•Contact Info: A Cash Bar For Bristol Brewing. Copies Of Magazine And Free And Open To The Public. Membership/Subscriptions To Cmhc Available.
•Phone: Richard Marold, editor @ 633-0416
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BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER – MAY 2015

Expires:05/28/2015

a spring bird count, a tiny house & model tour, animal babies, and adult tennis are all available at the bear creek nature center in may.

•Contact Info: 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs
•Phone: 719-520-6387
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•Web: WWW.ELPASOCOUNTYNATURECENTERS.COM
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PICNIC-N-PLANES! N BURROS!

Expires:05/28/2015

on thursday may 28th, the western museum of mining and industry invites you to experience the mighty thunderbirds flyover at the air force academy. you can also bring a picnic lunch and spend some time with the museums burro mascots nugget and chism, as well.

•Contact Info: 10:30 Am To 2:30 Pm. Admission To The Grounds Only For This Event Will Be $5.00 Per Vehicle
•Phone: 719-488-0880
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•Web: www.wmmi.org
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HYGIENE KITS NEEDED

Expires:05/29/2015

la puente home is requesting hygiene kits to assist the less fortunate of the san luis valley. la puente provides kits full of hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, toothbrush and paste, deodorant, and a washcloth. they are in special need of toothbrushes.

•Contact Info: 913 State Ave., Alamosa
•Phone: 719-589-5909
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SCSEED LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Expires:05/29/2015

saguache county sustainable environment and economic development (scseed) is looking for volunteers to help enhance access to public lands in saguache (suh watch) county saturday, may 30th. you can explore this beautiful area between villa grove and the ghost town of bonanza while learning new trail maintenance skills. tools, safety gear, and training is provided. volunteers will receive lunch and a t-shirt.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: call 719-966-7060 for more information.
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•Web: www.scseed.org/volunteer
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WALK & TALK GARDEN CLASSES

Expires:05/29/2015

colorado state university extension – master gardeners programpresents the walk & talk garden classes which will be held saturday mornings from may 30 through august 8th. these classes will be held at six different master gardeners home gardens, all in the colorado springs area. or

•Contact Info: From 9:00 To 10:00/10:30
•Phone: 719-520-7688; 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. Ask for Diana Rhodes
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•Email: dianarhodes@elpasoco.com



‘JAZZ IN THE GARDEN’

Expires:05/29/2015

on friday, may 29th mango fan django will play their gypsy jazz at the first ‘jazz in the garden’ performance for 2015. summer music concert. the free concert takes place at st. stephen’s episcopal church, 601 n. tejon st. blankets and chairs are encouraged, picnics welcome, and beverages will be available. for further information

•Contact Info: Downtown At The Corner Of N. Tejon And Monument Streets. 7:00pm. Family-Friendly Music And Atmosphere.
•Phone: contact Stormy Burns at 719-533-0986.
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•Email: sbburns@me.com



HORSES 102

Expires:05/29/2015

for those interested in learning more about horses, csu extension is offering a horse 102 workshop on tuesdays, june 2nd and 9th.you can learn about nutrition, horse health, pasture care and facilities. registration is required by friday, may 29th.

•Contact Info: To Register, Mail Or Bring Check Or Cash To Csu ExtensionPueblo County, 701 Court St., Suite C, Pueblo, Co 81003. $15/Per Person Or $20/Couple Sharing Materials.
•Phone: Call (719) 583-6566 with questions.
•Contact Person: 6:30-9:30 P.M. AT CSU EXTENSION-PUEBLO COUNTY.
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EASTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP

Expires:05/29/2015

the annual eastside neighborhood clean-up in pueblo will be held saturday, may 30th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. participants must pre-purchase tickets to dispose of waste at the clean-up.

•Contact Info: Items Not Accepted Are Bagged House Garbage, Hazardous Waste Or Liquids, Tvs, Computers, Refrigerators, Freezers Or Air Conditioners.
•Phone: 719-583-4924 for event information.
•Contact Person: THE PUEBLO CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
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PIONEERS MUSEUM – MAY 2015

Expires:05/30/2015

the colorado springs pioneers museum offers a variety of ongoing programs for the community. windows into history, pikes peak regional history lecture series, and the children’s history hour are all on the calendar in may.

•Contact Info: 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs
•Phone: 719-385-5990
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•Web: WWW.CSPM.ORG
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HOT SUMMER NIGHTS

Expires:05/30/2015

the next program in the music series at first christian church, in colorado springs, is may 30th. this is the first program of their hot summer nights: music on the labyrinth series, and will feature ray killian, singer and acoustic guitarist. 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: 16 E. Platte Avenue. 6:30 P.m. A Free Will Offering Will Be Taken.
•Phone: Carol Wilson, 633-8888
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•Email: organist@firstchristiancos.org



ON GOLDEN POND AT THE JONES THEATER

Expires:05/30/2015

the westcliffe center at the jones theater announces the opening of its 2015 summer season of live theater productions with the classic comedy / drama on golden pond. performances are friday, saturday, may 22, and 23 at 7:30 pm and sunday may 24 at 2:00 pm. then repeats the following weekend.

•Contact Info: Tickets Are $15 And Can Be Purchased On Line Or At Candys Coffee Shop, 116 S 2nd St. In Downtown Westcliffe, Co. Or At The Door
•Phone: for further information please call 719-783-3004.
•Contact Person: JONES THEATER 119 MAIN ST, IN WESTCLIFFE
•Web: www.jonestheater.com
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INTERPRETIVE RAFT TRIP

Expires:05/30/2015

the nature & raptor center of pueblo and echo canyon river expeditions are excited to offer a second annual interpretive raft trip in rock canyon on the arkansas river, just below pueblo reservoir. this unique raft trip excursion offers an interpretive element as birding guides and naturalists from the nature and raptor center of pueblo will join echo canyon river guides on the rafts.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo: 719-549-2414
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•Web: www.natureandraptor.org
•Email: info@natureandraptor.org



ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATE GAMES

Expires:05/31/2015

registration is now open for colorado amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels to compete in the 2015 rocky mountain state games, a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities, including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. the state games will primarily be held over two weekends this summer, july 17-19th & july 24-26th with more than 10,000 athletes from across the state expected to compete in 40+ sports.

•Contact Info: Swimming And Figure Skating Will Take Place Outside The Two Primary State Games Weekends On June 19-21 And September 16-20, Respectively.
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•Contact Person: REGISTER TO COMPETE OR VOLUNTEER ONLINE OR BY EMAIL
•Web: www.RockyMountainStateGames.org
•Email: info@thesportscorp.org



VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO

Expires:05/31/2015

on saturday and sunday, may 30th and 31st, volunteers for outdoor colorado is looking for volunteers to establish a new sustainable trail to the top of cheyenne mountain. the minimum age to volunteer is sixteen.

•Contact Info: 8am-4pm
•Phone: 303-715-1010
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•Web: WWW.VOC.ORG/PROJECTS
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FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER – MAY 2015

Expires:05/31/2015

turtle power, a birding and nature festival, a sunset hike with campfire and songs are all on the calendar at the fountain creek nature center in may.

•Contact Info: 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain
•Phone: 719-520-6745
•Contact Person: NANCY BERNARD
•Web: WWW.ELPASOCOUNTYNATURECENTERS.COM
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CAFE VELO GRAN FONDO

Expires:05/31/2015

join the 3rd annual cafe velo tri-lakes granfondo on sunday, may 31st and help support young cyclists and triathletes. the 22-mile community ride begins at pikes peak brewery in monument and is appropriate for all ages.

•Contact Info: 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument8am-2pm
•Phone: 719-772-6101
•Contact Person: CHRIS WITT
•Web: HTTP://COLORADOSPRINGSCYCLING.COM/CAFE-VELO-GRAN-FONDO-2015/
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FUNQUEST SUMMER DAY CAMP AT CC

Expires:05/31/2015

funquest summer day camp at cc is now taking registrations for children ages 6-12. 9 weekly sessions begin june 1st and the last day of camp is july 31st. camp is located on the beautiful colorado college campus and utilizes rastall dining hall, honen ice rink, schlessman pool, and other campus buildings and areas. weekly field trips, sports and games, crafts and a variety of activities will be offered.

•Contact Info: Register For All 9 Weeks Or Pick And Choose. First Come-First Served. Fee Is $60. Weekly Non Cc Family Rate Is $205; Cc Family Rate Is $185. Discounts May Apply.
•Phone: 389-7217.
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•Web: www.coloradocollege.edu
•Email: cwarfield@coloradocollege.edu



FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS

Expires:05/31/2015

the month of may brings yoga, star gazes, kids to park day, and memorial day activities at florissant fossil beds national monument!

•Contact Info: 15807 Teller County Road 1, Florissant
•Phone: 719-748-3253
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•Web: WWW.NPS.GOV/FLFO
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SETTING COURSE IN CHANGING SEAS

Expires:05/31/2015

a concert called ‘setting course in changing seas’will happen on sunday, may 31st at 3 p.m. in holy apostles catholic church in colorado springs. the music of mozart, copland and more will be performed as a benefit for ‘finding our voices’ a non profit which empowers adult survivors of sexual abuse / assault through creative activities.

•Contact Info: 4925 N. Carefree Circle, Tickets: $15/Single, $35/Family, Cash Or Credit, Available At The Door. Nursery Provided.
•Phone: (719) 597-4249, 8;00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and Friday.
•Contact Person: PAULINE SULLIVAN, SOPRANO, WITH DANIEL BRINK, PIANO
•Web: www.FindingOurVoicesCS.org
•Email: sopranopauline@gmail.com



TRIPLE CROWN OF RUNNING

Expires:06/01/2015

this year marks the 39th running of the garden of the gods 10 mile run. this road race begins in manitou springs and then loops through the garden of the gods park along a challenging but beautiful course. this race is the 1st leg in the triple crown of running series.

•Contact Info: June 14, 2015 7:00am – Registration Fee: $40 (Online); $45 (Ail-In); $50 (Day Of)
•Phone: 719-473-2625 – Mary Baldwin
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•Web: www.garden10mile.com
•Email: info@pikespeakmarathon.org



ART IN THE PARK

Expires:06/01/2015

the spanish peaks arts council has announced ‘art in the park’ in la veta, colorado on july 4 & 5th. applications for artist ,food vendors, antique dealers, and farmer’s market vendors are now being accepted.

•Contact Info: Please No Imported Or Manufactured Goods.
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•Web: www.spanishpeaksarts.org
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DON’T FEAR THE FAFSA!

Expires:06/01/2015

the trio educational opportunity center will assist you in completing the free application for federal student aid (fafsa) and help you enroll at the college of your choice. trio eoc has many offices in southern colorado, and can also assist you in northern new mexico.

•Contact Info: Satellite Offices In Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Trinidad/Walsenburg, La Junta/ Lamar, And Raton, New Mexico. Ongoing, Appointments Encouraged. 8 Am- 5 Pm Monday-Friday
•Phone: 719-549-2457
•Contact Person: MAIN OFFICE AT 2200 BONFORTE BLVD, PUEBLO, CO. OFFICE IS IN LARC 365.
•Web: www.trioeoc.com
•Email: Michael.manos@csupueblo.edu



SENIOR MOBILE DENTAL

Expires:06/01/2015

dental services are available for qualified low income adults through grant funding and adult medicaid dental benefits. dental clinic locations are available in colorado springs, pueblo and denver thursdays and fridays.

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•Phone: 719-310-3315 for info, scheduling and qualification for dental support.
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HUNGER HOTLINE

Expires:06/01/2015

it’s estimated one in seven colorado residents live in households that cant always afford enough food. the u.s. department of agriculture is funding a toll-free hotline to help access food from both private and governmental resources.

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•Phone: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE Spanish) Mon -Fri (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET).
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MEDICAL GRANTS AVAILABLE

Expires:06/01/2015

there are medical grants available for families struggling with child health-related expenses. the united-healthcare childrens foundation is currently seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their childs health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.

•Contact Info: Parents And Legal Guardians May Apply For Grants Of Up To $5,000 Online
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•Web: www.uhccf.org
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MPEC SUMMER CAMPS

Expires:06/01/2015

the mountain park environmental center in beulah, colorado is now taking registrations for summer camps. there are day camps and overnight camps for many age groups with many themes, including wilderness survival, little kids camp, and mission:wolf.

•Contact Info: Transportation From Pueblo Is Provided, And Scholarships Are Available.
•Phone: 719-485-4444.
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•Web: www.hikeandlearn.org
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VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDES

Expires:06/01/2015

the u.s. forest service, comanche national grassland is seeking volunteers to help with the picket wire canyonlands guided auto tours. volunteers should plan on helping at least two of the 16 saturdays during may, june, september and october. tours last between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

•Contact Info: Volunteers Need To Be In Good Health, Reasonably Fit, And Able To Hike Over Uneven Surfaces For At Least 0.5 Miles.
•Phone: please contact Michelle or Colleen at 719-384-2181.
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CONSERVATORY CLASSES

Expires:06/01/2015

the colorado springs conservatory is offering 4 cutting-edge, week-long performing arts workshops this summer in recording arts for youth and adults, musical theater, a cappella and theatrical improv.

•Contact Info: Also Private Lessons In All Genres.
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•Web: www.csconservatory.org
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SPANISH PEAKS ARTS

Expires:06/01/2015

the spanish peaks arts council in la veta invites the public to see two new shows now on display at its galleries. both shows will be on display until june 6th. there is no admission fee and refreshments are provided at the reception.

•Contact Info: With A Reception Saturday May 23, 5 -7 Pm. Space Is Open Thurs, Fri, And Sat. 11 Am – 2 Pm Until May 22. After That It Will Be Open Daily, 11 Am – 4 Pm, Sundays, Noon – 4.
•Phone: 719 742-3074
•Contact Person: 132 W. RYUS
•Web: www.SpanishPeaksArts.org
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VEGI GARDEN CAMP

Expires:06/01/2015

the vegi program, or valley educational gardens initiative, will be offering a free garden camp from june 4th-august 6th. children from age 6-12 are welcome to come to the alamosa elementary school garden on thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. garden camp offers educational and fun activities about nutrition, gardening, and the natural world.

•Contact Info: ; No Registration Required!
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•Email: vegicoordinator.lapuente@gmail.com



BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES OPTIONS

Expires:06/02/2015

veterans living in rural central-eastern colorado have a new option for behavioral health services. the integrated behavioral health clinic in hugo, co is now providing services to veterans. the clinic is a department of the lincoln community critical access hospital and care center.

•Contact Info: Referrals For Care Can Come From The Va Or A Primary Care Provider. The Clinic Is Able To Assist With Billing For Va Services When Care Is Provided.
•Phone: more information or to schedule an appointment call: (719)743-2155
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•Web: www.lincolncommunityhospital.com
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SAINT MARYS FALLS TRAIL PROJECT

Expires:06/02/2015

‘friends of the peak’ are asking for volunteers to help repair erosion damage, improve drainage, and stabilize the saint marys falls trail. the project is scheduled for thursday, june 4th.

•Contact Info: 7:45 A.m. – 2:00 P.m.
•Phone: 719-527-1384
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.fotp.com
•Email: info@fotp.com



KARMA NIGHT

Expires:06/02/2015

soroptimist international of colorado springs will be the beneficiary of a karma night at bristol brewing on june 2nd. the mission of soroptimist international is improving the lives of women and girls at home and around the world, with an emphasis on education for success.

•Contact Info: 5:00 9:00 P.m. Bristol Brewing At Ivywild. 1604 S. Cascade Ave.
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•Web: www.soroptimist.org
•Email: Soroptimist.cs@gmail.com



PUEBLO CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY

Expires:06/03/2015

get ready for an adventure in reading this summer at the pueblo city-county library!

•Contact Info: 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo
•Phone: 719-562-5600
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.PUEBLOLIBRARY.ORG
•Email:



FUTURE OF BICYCLING

Expires:06/03/2015

the city of colorado springs will host four workshops around the city to discuss the proposed update to the colorado springs bike master plan that sets a vision for the year 2025 and will help shape the future of bicycling in colorado springs.

•Contact Info: May 20th – June 4th At Various Locations. All Meetings Start At 6pm
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.coloradosprings.gov/bike
•Email:



SUPPORT GROUPS FOR VETS

Expires:06/06/2015

if you are feeling alone, depressed, or hopeless you should know there are free support groups every week, including support groups for veterans, which are held on monday evenings at 7pm, at the dbsa offices on 2132 e. bijou street in colorado springs.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: (719) 477-1515.
•Contact Person: SPONSORED BY THE DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE.
•Web: www.DBSAColoradoSprings.org
•Email:



THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Expires:06/06/2015

on saturday, june 6th, colorado springs therapeutic riding center is having their 6th annual open house fundraiser. there will be a cowboy lunch served at high noon; horseback rides; games for kids; horse shoe toss; face painting, a garage sale, a silent auction and more.

•Contact Info: At Mark Reyner Stables .In The City Park Of Palmer Park At 3254 Paseo Road 80909. From 10 Am 2 Pm. Lunch = $5 For Adults/$3 For Kids.
•Phone: 719/634-4173
•Contact Person: ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SPECIAL-NEEDS PROGRAMS.
•Web: www.cstrc.org
•Email:



HOME SCHOOL BOOK FAIR

Expires:06/06/2015

born again used books will be having its 23rd home school book fair on saturday, june 6th, from 10am to 1pm. people will be available to answer your questions on concerning homeschooling; laws, sports, music, social activities, curriculum, college and more.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-528-8622
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: info@bornagainusedbooks.com



A DAY OF FAMILY FUNDRAISING

Expires:06/06/2015

lutheran family services will have a day of family fundraising at the cave of the winds on june 6th, from 11am – 3pm. registration includes tours & attractions, lunch and a silent auction. all funds raised support the lfs programs and services in the colorado springs area.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-314-0232
•Contact Person: LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES ROCKY MOUNTAINS
•Web:
•Email: jill.archer@lfsrm.org



SOUTHERN COLORADO COMMUNITY BAND

Expires:06/07/2015

the southern colorado community band will perform in westcliffe, sunday june 7th at 2pm. in the hermit park pavilion. the band is based in caon city, and has been kicking off the summer season in westcliffe for over ten years. musicians are from around southern colorado. so pack a picnic lunch, chairs and come for some free musical fun!

•Contact Info: Hermit Park In Westcliffe May Be Reached By Turning South On 4th St Off Of Main St. Proceed Four Blocks To The Pavilion And Parking Lot.
•Phone:
•Contact Person: SPONSORED BY IN CONCERT
•Web:
•Email:



A VISIT FROM ENOS MILLS

Expires:06/11/2015

storyteller, outdoorsman, and award-winning author john stansfield presents a one-man, first-person performance reenacting key moments in the life of enos mills and his part in the creation of rocky mountain national park. the event happens thursday, june 11th and coincides with the centennial celebration of rocky mountain national park.

•Contact Info: 7:00 To 8:30 Pm. James H. Larue Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Co 80129
•Phone: ohn Stansfield, 303-660-5849 /Deb Overn, 303-671 7805
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email:



MEADOW LAKE AIRPORT OPEN HOUSE

Expires:06/12/2015

meadow lake airport will have an open house june 13th, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm . this will be an opportunity to learn more about general aviation, youth opportunities, the science of airplanes, and also see meadow lake airport in a festive atmosphere. there will be events for the whole family.

•Contact Info: 13550 Piper Lane, Peyton Co 80831 Note: This Is Not The Main Gate To The Airport. It Is By The Eaa Hangar. No Admission Charge. Food Is Sold At The Event.
•Phone:
•Contact Person: MEADOW LAKE AIRPORT ASSOCIATION WITH EAA CHAPTER 72 PARTICIPATION
•Web: www.eaa72.org
•Email: openhouse@eaa72.org



ROSE SHOW

Expires:06/12/2015

a rose show is scheduled for saturday, june 13th at fount of life lutheran church on the east side of colo. spgs.

•Contact Info: –Free And Open To The Public. From 1 – 3:30 P.m.,
•Phone:
•Contact Person: 6650 OMAHA BLVD.
•Web:
•Email: YellowRosesNov@msn.com



FIGHT FRAUD – SHRED INSTEAD

Expires:06/13/2015

the black forest aarp chapter is hosting a document shredding event on saturday, june 13th at the black forest lutheran church. a donation of non-perishable food items or cash for black forest cares, a local food bank, is appreciated.

•Contact Info: 12455 Black Forest Road (Black Forest), Colorado Springs9am-Noon
•Phone: 719-596-6787
•Contact Person: STANLEY BECKNER
•Web: HTTP://AARPCHAPTER1100BLACKFOREST.WEEBLY.COM
•Email:



TOURS INTO PICKET WIRE CANYONLANDS

Expires:06/15/2015

the u.s. forest service will offer guided tours into picket wire canyonlands south of la junta on the comanche national grassland. spring tours begin the first saturday of may and run through late june. these primitive canyons are home to the largest dinosaur track site in north america.

•Contact Info: All Day Tours (8 A.m. 4p.m.) Are Offered On Saturdays In May, June, September And October For A Small Fee.
•Phone: 877-444-6777 U.S. Forest Service in La Junta, CO at 719-384-2181
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.recreation.gov
•Email:



HELP WITH READING!

Expires:06/16/2015

children’s literacy center offers free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below grade level. if you are interested in enrolling your child in the tutoring program, or volunteering as a tutor, please contact them. the summer session begins june 16, 2015.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-471-8672
•Contact Person:
•Web: childrensliteracycenter.org
•Email:



GUITAR SOCIETY ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT

Expires:06/19/2015

the colorado springs guitar society annual summer concert will be on friday night, june 19th at 7:30 pm in centennial hall auditorium, at uccs. janet feder will be performing from her upcoming 2015 release as well as other works from her repertoire of original compositions for both acoustic and electric baritone guitars.

•Contact Info: Recommended Donation For General Admission $20; For Seniors And Csgs Members $15; And $10 For Students And Uccs Staff.
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email:



NEVER ALONE FOUNDATION

Expires:06/19/2015

the never alone foundation presents the 3rd annual naf family jamon saturday, june 20th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in america the beautiful park in colorado springs. expect an a full day music and entertainment festival. all funds raised will benefit the never alone foundation and go directly toward supporting international adoption and adoptive families.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 597-6472 Contact Person: Jen Shaner
•Contact Person: PO BOX 715 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80903
•Web: www.laurelsmessage.org
•Email: director@laurelsmessage.org



ART OF TRANSFORMATION EVENT

Expires:06/20/2015

the diabetes community center of colorado springs is hosting its fourth annual art of transformation event an art show and fundraiser showcasing colorado artists who will be displaying their work and selling art to raise funds and awareness for the dcc. it all happens saturday, june 20th, from 11:00 am 4:00 pm.

•Contact Info: Soiree, 1003 South Tejon St. Refreshments Will Be Served Along With A Cash Bar. There Is A $10 Suggested Donation Per Person At The Door.
•Phone: 719-473-7808; 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Ask for Andrea Houk.
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.dcccolorado.org
•Email: info@dcccolorado.org



ART FOR THE ENDANGERED LANDSCAPE 2015

Expires:06/20/2015

painters, poets and musicians will converge on wolf creek pass, saturday, june 20th, for an all day celebration of the art for the endangered landscape: honoring wolf creek.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-580-5574 OR 719-589-1518
•Contact Person: DAVE MONTGOMERY
•Web: WWW.SLVEC.ORG
•Email:



GEM AND MINERAL SHOW

Expires:06/21/2015

the third annual gem and mineral show, sponsored by the southern teller county focus group, will be held on saturday and sunday, june 20th and 21st in downtown victor, colorado.

•Contact Info: 9am-5pm Sat, 6/20; 10am-4pm Sun, 6/21
•Phone: 719-689-2675
•Contact Person:
•Web: VICTORCOLORADO.COM
•Email:



ZOO BY MOONLIGHT

Expires:06/22/2015

you can mix and mingle under the stars at a unique, adults-only evening event at the zoo on june 25th. the event features unlimited samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks with eats from area restaurants. local musicians will set the mood throughout the zoo so you can dance and taste the night away.

•Contact Info: 6 P.m. – 10 P.m.
•Phone: 719-424-7847
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.cmzoo.org/moonlight
•Email: specialevents@cmzoo.org



FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

Expires:06/23/2015

if you are interested in bringing your home-made food products to market you may want to check out a training offered by csu extension- pueblo county. it will provide food safety training required by the colorado cottage food act. there will be two sessions – the first is on thursday, may 21st and will then be repeated on tuesday, june 30th.

•Contact Info: Extension Agent, Lois Illick, Will Present. From 5:30 P.m.-8:30 P.m. At Csu Extension, 701 Court Street, Suite C, In Pueblo. From 1 4 P.m. On 6/30
•Phone: For more information, call 719-583-6566.
•Contact Person: FEE OF $20 REQUIRED (4) DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS TO REGISTER.
•Web:
•Email:



PIKES PEAK WORKFORCE

Expires:06/25/2015

the pikes peak workforce center (ppwfc) has announced its june workshop schedule. all workshops are held at the ppwfc main office at the citizens service center, unless otherwise noted, and there is no charge to attend.

•Contact Info: 1675 Garden Of The Gods Road, Colorado Springs
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.PPWFC.ORG
•Email:



FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER – JUNE 2015

Expires:06/26/2015

pond soup, frog frenzy, and rolypoly-ology are all on the calendar at fountain creek nature center in the month of june.

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



BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER – JUNE 2015

Expires:06/27/2015

weird science camp, bear necessities camp, and little wonders: bumblin’ bees are all on the calendar at the bear creek nature center in june.

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



CC SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Expires:06/30/2015

‘whiz bang science’ and ‘conversations for humankind programs’ are among colorado colleges summer programs for children in 1st 10th grades this year. online registrations are being accepted.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-389-6330.
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/education/childrens-summer-programs/
•Email:



CALL FOR ENTRIES

Expires:06/30/2015

the commonwheel artists co-op 2016 visiting artists show has put out a call for entries. the commonwheel gallery encourages new and unique work for its visiting artists shows. applications are available online or at the shop.

•Contact Info: Please Drop Off Or Mail Before July 1, 2015.
•Phone: (719) 685-1008
•Contact Person: COMMONWHEEL ARTISTS GALLERY 102 CAON AVE., MANITOU SPRINGS
•Web: www.commonwheel.com/visiting-artist
•Email:



SUMMER ROUNDUP TRAIL 12K

Expires:07/01/2015

the ‘summer roundup trail 12k’ takes place in bear creek park and comprises the 2nd leg of the triple crown of running series.

•Contact Info: Bear Creek Park, 21st And Argus St. July 12, 2015 7:00 Am. Registration Fees: $30 (Online); $40 (Mail-In); $50 (Day Of)
•Phone: 719-473-2625 – Mary Baldwin
•Contact Person: PIKES PEAK MARATHON, INC AND THE TRIPLE CROWN OF RUNNING
•Web: www.summerroundup.com
•Email: info@pikespeakmarathon.org



FINE ARTS CENTER STAGE

Expires:07/01/2015

the fine arts center is already gearing up for its 2015/16 theater season. the lineup will feature some cool stuff on both the mainstage and second stage, including peter and the starcatcher and white christmas and a couple of colorado premiers.

•Contact Info:
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.Csfineartscenter.org
•Email:



MARIJUANA INFORMATION WEBSITE

Expires:07/04/2015

as a public service the city of colorado springs has launched an informational website designed to help residents and visitors better understand the laws related to recreational marijuana possession and use within the state of colorado, and specifically, within the city of colorado springs. it is intended to be an informational overview only. as the legislation moves forward, some of the information may change, and the website will be updated accordingly.

•Contact Info:
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.ColoradoSprings.gov/marijuana
•Email:



BRASHER DOUBLOON ON DISPLAY

Expires:07/23/2015

the finest certified 1787 brasher doubloon, the first circulating gold coin struck for the young united states, is on display at the american numismatic association’s money museum in colorado springs through the end of july.

•Contact Info: The Coin Is On Loan Courtesy Of Monaco Rare Coins Of Newport Beach, California.
•Phone: 719-632-2646
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.money.org www.MonacoRareCoins.com
•Email:



JOHN C. FREMONT LIBRARY – SUMMER 2015

Expires:07/23/2015

beginning thursday, may 28th, readers of all ages are invited to discover their inner hero as the john c. fremont library presents a variety of summer reading programs!

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-784-4649
•Contact Person: ROBIN
•Web: HTTPS://FLORENCELIBRARY.READINGRECORD.ORG
•Email:



KRISTI VISOCKY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Expires:07/26/2015

the 13th annual kristi visocky memorial golf tournament begins with the big night out party on friday night, july 24th at the fort collins senior center. the golf tournament takes place on sunday, july 26th at collindale golf course. proceeds from this event benefit sava (sexual assault victims advocacy).

•Contact Info: Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree DriveDouble Shotgun Golf Start: 7:30am & 1:30pm
•Phone: 970-219-3297
•Contact Person: BOB VISOCKY
•Web: www.kristisfund.com
•Email:



YOUNG AT ART

Expires:07/27/2015

get creative this summer at the sangre de cristo arts center with weekly summer camps june 15th through july 27th.

•Contact Info: 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo
•Phone: 719-295-7200
•Contact Person: ATRELLE JONES
•Web: SDC-ARTS.ORG/ARTSCAMPS.HTML
•Email: ATRELLE@SDC-ARTS.ORG



COLORS OF THE SOUTHWEST

Expires:09/27/2015

colors of the southwest come to sangre de cristo arts center on thursday june 4th and runs through sunday, september 27th. the exhibition features life and perspectives of the southwest, with artists and subjects native to the southwestern lifestyle.

•Contact Info: 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo
•Phone: 719-295-7200
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.SANGREDECRISTOARTS.ORG
•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:



COLORFUL CREATIONS

Expires:09/30/2015

the pikes peak pastel society presents “colorful creations”, an ongoing fine art exhibit at coutura design inspirations in colorado springs. the exhibit will run through september 30th.

•Contact Info: 6380 Corporate Centre Circle, Colorado Springs
•Phone: 719-636-3000
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.COUTURACO.COM
•Email:



YOUNG EAGLE PROGRAM

Expires:10/01/2015

the eaa chapter at meadow lake airport supports the young eagle program. youth ages 8 to 17 are invited to experience flight in a 2 or 4 seat aircraft. they can also speak with afco representatives about free ground school opportunities.

•Contact Info: To Reserve A Seat And Learn More Go Online. May 23, Aug 22, Sep 19 , Oct 24 / 8:30 Am To 11:00 Am.
•Phone:
•Contact Person: 13550 PIPER LANE, PEYTON CO 80831
•Web: http://www.eaa72.org/youngeagles.htm
•Email:



CITY OF SUNSHINE

Expires:12/12/2015

downtown partnership of colorado springs and the colorado springs pioneers museum will offer city of sunshine, a new core culture tour, starting on saturday, march 14th. the tours are a great introduct\ion to the city’s history as a center for health. the hour long tours start at the wild goose meeting house and will continue on the second saturday of each month through december 2015.

•Contact Info: 401 N Tejon St., Colorado Springs10am
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.downtowncs.com/tours
•Email:


 

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