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the nature & raptor center of pueblo is offering a series of mammal programs exclusively for homeschool families this fall. participants may attend one, two or all three sessions and is for children of all ages. the dates are fridays october 10th, november 14th, and december 12th.
•Contact Info: Nrcp Yurt, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo10am-12noon
•Contact Person: SUE
GLUTEN FREE HOLIDAY
the celiacs support group will hold their annual christmas party on saturday 13th. at 10:30 am.
•Contact Info: Visitors Are Invited But Not Required To Bring A Gluten-Free Treat To Share. Party Will Be At The President’s Home. Address Available Only To People Visiting Website.
•Contact Person: PIKE’S PEAK CELIACS SUPPORT GROUP
SPECIAL KIDS SPECIAL FAMILIES
on friday, december 12th, join the network for a relaxing time with other families raising children with disabilities. the topic for the evening is: taking care of you: self-care for family caregivers. the network is a support and educational forum for families caring for children with special needs.
•Contact Info: Sksf Adult Services, 3450 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs6-7:30pm
downtown partnership’s core culture guided tours series offers a chance to learn more about arts, culture and history in downtown colorado springs’ state-certified creative district. spaces, faces, places is the title of two tours coming up on saturday, november 8th and saturday, december 13th.
•Contact Info: The Perk Downtown, 14 S. Tejon Street
HOLIDAY CHARM IN THE OLD NORTH END
on saturday, december 13th, the old north end holiday home tour invites the public to celebrate the holiday season with a festive open house tour that offers unique access to some of the most historic, architecturally significant and beautiful buildings in the area. all proceeds will benefit twocor, a local youth service agency dedicated to developing work ethic and marketable workplace skills for young men and women in the pikes peak region.
•Contact Info: 10am-5pm
•Contact Person: CLELIA DEMORAES
CHRISTMAS SQUARE DANCE
an afternoon christmas square dance with the monarch mavericks happens at the salida community center on december 13th.
•Contact Info: Roger Schappell Will Be Calling Plus At 1:00, And Mainstream/Plus Mix From 1:30-3:30.
•Phone: information about this dance or upcoming classes, call 539-7877,
GUIDED NATURE WALK
palmer land trust hosts a guided nature walk at ute valley parkon saturday, december 13th. you can explore the park, learn about its history and biology, enjoy hot beverages, and the kids can participate in a scavenger hunt.
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER
a special geminid meteor shower night sky program happens saturday, december 13th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. the program will begin with a 20-30 minute interpretive talk in the visitor center at florissant fossil beds national monument follwed by 90 minutes of stargazing with telescopes, binoculars, and laser-guided tours of the stars and constellations.
•Contact Info: Outdoor Viewing Is Weather-Dependent.
•Phone: please call (719) 748-3253
2ND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
the pikes peak library district presents the 2nd sunday concert series on december 14th this show will feature the altezza trio (formerly the aivazovsky trio) performing classical music.
•Contact Info: 2:00 Pm – Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr
GAMELAN ENSEMBLE CONCERT
the cc music department provides instruction in indonesian performing arts. the indonesian gamelan ensemble presents its annual winter concert sunday, december 14th. the ensemble will be accompanied by the colorado college balinese dancers and this free performance starts at 3 p.m. in packard hall.
for almost a century, americans have made tchaikovsky’s “nutcracker” a holiday tradition. this year the ballet studio “a time to dance” will bring this russian-inspired tale home to the united states. an “american nutcracker” will be performed on sunday, december 14th at doherty high school.
•Contact Info: 4515 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs2pm & 5pm
•Contact Person: JERI EWING
the vocal fusion community show choir presents a “holiday soiree” concert on sunday, december 14th at st. paul’s united methodist church. vocal fusion presents old favorites with new twists, blending jazz, gospel, pop and traditional arrangements.
COLORADO SOLAR ENERGY ZONES
on december 17th the bureau of land management is hosting a webinar to discuss solar regional mitigation strategies for threecolorado solar energy zones.
•Contact Info: 10 To 11:30 Am Zones Are: Antonito Southeast, De Tilla Gulch, And Los Mogotes East. If You Are Planning To Call In To The Webinar Please Email Your Rsvp To Solarmitigation@Blm.gov.
•Phone: dial-in number for the webinar is: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 473080
•Web: http://anl.adobeconnect.com/lasrms/ www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/slvfo/solar/solar_regional_mitigation.html
A TRIP THROUGH STRAWBERRY FIELDS
scott frieman, award-winning composer and producer, combines his love of the beatles with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver a unique lecture about the beatles. ” a trip through strawberry fields” happens tuesday, december 16th at cc.
LIVE AND LOCAL
you can check out ‘live and local’ a free concert series every third thursday at 6:30 pm. events takes place at studio bee, a black box theater thats part of the pikes peak center.
•Contact Info: Past Performances Can Be Seen On The Live And Local Youtube Channel
JUST ONE GIFT
as the holiday season approaches, the la puente outreach service center has once again begun planning for the annual community christmas party. this year the party will be held on december 20th. gift donations are greatly needed and always welcome! any donations of wrapping paper, tape or monetary donations for gift purchases will also be accepted and appreciated. donations will be accepted through december 17th.
•Contact Info: From Noon To 3pm. Looking For Donations Of New Gifts Valued Between $7 To $9 For Both Boys And Girls All Ages 0-18, As Well As Adult Male And Female Gifts.
•Phone: donating, volunteering, or for more info.. 719-587-3781 ext 23.
•Contact Person: AT 929 STATE AVE IN ALAMOSA ALSO HAPPY TO PICK UP DONATIONS
CHRISTMAS TREE PERMIT SALES
the pikes peak ranger district will be selling christmas tree cutting permits december 1-17th, 2014. permits may be purchased at the pikes peak ranger district office at 601 south weber st. in colorado springs.
•Contact Info: Office Hours Are 8:00 A.m. To 4:30 P.m. Monday Through Friday. The Cost Is $10.00 Per Tree Permit.
PFLAG CHAPTER MEETS
the colorado springs pflag chapter meets the 3rd tuesday of each month at 7pm. the program on dec. 17th will be a holiday dessert party and conversation — about family relationships.
•Contact Info: The Sharing Discussion Will Be About Our Experiences When A New Person Is Drawn Into The Family.
•Phone: For further information, call 575-8658.
•Contact Person: MEETING IS HELD AT THE DWELLING PLACE — 508 N. TEJON
BLACK ROSE ACOUSTIC SOCIETY
on thursday, november 14th, the black rose acoustic society open stage concert will feature the barrel house string band, and on friday, december 12th, the annual christmas party will include chuck pyle. a special thanks to members concert will be on friday, november 28th, and a series of senior center thursday night acoustic and saturday kids jamsare also on the calendar in november and december.
•Contact Info: Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd@Shoup RdSenior Center, 1514 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs
•Contact Person: JOE MAIO
“HOLLY AND IVY”
the usaf academy band’s annual holiday concert series, “holly and ivy”, will be presented at sand creek high school on tuesday, wednesday, and thursday evenings (december 16th, 17th, and 18th). this year’s theme is a modern twist on the variety show, featuring the concert band, chamber ensembles, and the celtic steps dancers.
•Contact Info: For Tickets: Usaf Academy Band Holly & Ivy 7026 Mcguire Court, Colorado Springs 80916
BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER – DECEMBER 2014
bear creek by candlelight, a hike with santa claus, and 115th audubon christmas bird count are all on the calendar at the bear creek nature center in december.
•Contact Info: 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs
FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER – DECEMBER 2014
rudolph’s relatives, silly squirrels, and horse-drawn wagon rides are all at the fountain creek nature center this december.
•Contact Info: 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain
WINTERSONG: A CELEBRATION OF THE SEASON
the colorado vocal arts ensemble presents wintersong: a celebration of the season – an event combining music and spoken word in the splendor of shove chapel by candlelight. this year features guest artists on guitar, percussion, and cello for performances of rarely heard works from 16th and 17th century spain, mexico and central america. performances are friday, december 19th @ 7:30 p.m. and *saturday, december 20th @ 7:30 p.m.
UNSILENT NIGHT COLORADO SPRINGS
unsilent night – a free, family-friendly, participatory caroling soundscape adventure happens december 20th at 5:30pm in bancroft park (2408 w colorado ave).
•Contact Info: Join Your Neighbors For A Short, Free, Musical Promenade Around Old Colorado City
a vigil to mark the longest night of the year takes place at the bijou house columbarium on dec. 21st. there will also be a service that evening to remember those who have died as a result of homelessness. everyone is welcome.
the millibo art theater presents “the santaland diaries”, written by david sedaris. performances take place dec. 12-14 and dec. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. each night.
•Contact Info: His Story About Working As An Elf At Macy’s Santaland Display. Tickets Are $22
•Contact Person: MILLIBO ART THEATER AT 1626 S. TEJON
EPISCOPAL WOMAN’S THRIFT HOUSE
the episcopal woman’s thrift house invites you to shop their store for your holiday needs. you’ll find all types of decorations including ornaments, lights, and garland, white elephant gifts, secret santa gifts, and also wrapping paper and bows. proceeds earned at the thrift house are distributed to participating episcopal churches and are used in the community to support people in need.
•Contact Info: Save An Additional 10% On Our Special Discount Days For Military, Seniors And Students On Monday, Tuesday And Saturday Respectively.
•Contact Person: THRIFT HOUSE IS LOCATED ON TEJON JUST EAST OF I-25.
the pikes peak justice & peace commission invites you to ‘repeat boutique – holiday edition’ at grace & st. stephens episcopal church, 601 n. tejon st.
•Contact Info: From 5-7 P.m. Nov. 21 And 9 A.m.-1 P.m. Nov. 22. Bring Your Used-But-Suitable-For-Giving Items And Take Home New-To-You Merchandise
•Phone: For more details, call (719) 632-6189
•Contact Person: $10 DONATION AT THE DOOR WILL BENEFIT THE PPJPC PROGRAMS.
FREE CHRISTMAS MEAL FOR VETS
la puente’s veterans program is pleased to offer a free christmas meal for all veterans and their immediate family members and caretakers on thursday, december 25th at 6:00 pm. the meal will be held at vfw post 889, located at 519 main st. in alamosa.
•Phone: free tickets or more info, please contact Francis Song at 589-5909
RAPTOR RESOLUTION RUN
on december 27th the nature and raptor center in pueblo presents the raptor resolution run and 2015 yard fun walk – a 5 mile run or a brisk 2,015 yard fun walk. there will be door prizes and awards. this is a fundraiser for the nature & raptor center.
•Contact Info: You Can Download Registration Forms. Also – December 20th – Winter Solstice Walk- 6pm To 8pm.
•Phone: Register at the NRCP office (719-549-2414).
christmas favorites and the great american songbook come alive at cripple creek’s butte theater on friday, november 28th, in an all-new stunning musical, winter wonderland. the show runs through december 28th.
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
pikes peak permaculture presents an introduction to permaculture. this will be an afternoon of permaculture ethics, principles and application of permaculture to our lives and our homes. the event is slated for sunday, december 28th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the manitou art center (in the venue 515s spencer hall).
•Contact Info: Presented By Local Permaculturists, Becky Elder And Steve Saint. Free, But Donations Happily Accepted…
•Phone: Becky Elder 685-0290
SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM
csu extension pueblo county has applications available for the 2015 seedling tree program offered in cooperation with the colorado state forest service nursery.
•Contact Info: Bare Root Trees Are Available In Multiples Of 25 Per Species. Potted Trees Are Available In Multiples Of 30 Per Species.
•Phone: CSU Extension Pueblo County at 583-6566.
AARP TAXAIDE PROGRAM
the aarp taxaide program, the largest free filing assistance program in america, is looking for a few new volunteers to help prepare free income tax returns for low and moderate income filers this year. training will be at nine different sites in el paso and teller counties on november 7th through december 30th.
•Contact Person: TOM CRAGO
for 25 nights, the pueblo zoo will glow with more than 250,000 dancing lights. 2014 marks the 22nd season of “electricritters”. many new features will be included in the upcoming holiday light extravaganza which runs weekends through december.
•Contact Info: 3455 Nuckolls Ave, Pueblo. 5:30-8:30pm (Last Visitors Admitted Thru The Gate At 8pm)
POST-ADOPTION RESOURCE CENTER
coparc – the colorado post-adoption resource center provides training, financial aid and access to therapists and local support groups for families who have adopted through the child welfare system.
•Contact Info: Coparc Is Funded By Promoting Safe & Stable Families Program, Colorado Department Of Human Services Division Of Child Welfare And The Adoption Exchange.
HOLIDAY HEADFRAME LIGHTING
the 17th annual holiday headframe lighting tours begin on friday, november 28th and run through thursday, january 1st on weekend nights, weather permitting. the self-guided tours include 1890′s mine structures lit for the holidays and giant ornaments that light up the sky around victor and cripple creek.
cheyenne mountain zoo celebrates 24 years of holiday cheer during electric safari days. over one million glittering lights and 40+ animated light sculptures illuminate the zoo december 5 – 7th; december 12 23rd and december 25 -january 1st, 2015.
•Contact Info: 5:30 To 8:30 P.m. (*Last Admission At 7:30 P.m.) Santa Dates – Nightly, Dec. 5-7 & 12-23.
DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT
if you’re feeling alone or depressed,you dont have to deal with a mood disorder on your own. the depression and bipolar support alliance want you to know there are free support groups that happen every week. support groups for adults are held on wednesday evenings at 7:00, at the st. francis medical center north facility in colorado springs.
•Phone: 719) 477-1515.
SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS CENTER
the sangre de cristo arts center is host to several events in the coming weeks. tunisia band’s motown revue will be on friday, november 14th; “own your own” art show and sale runs from november 19th through christmas eve; pueblo’s buell children’s museum’s winter wonderland exhibition begins saturday, november 15th and runs through january 3rd and, finally, the traditional holiday classic, the nutcracker ballet will be performed on december 4th through the 7th.
•Contact Info: 210 N Santa Fe Drive, Pueblo
FAMILY EXPLORATION AND BURRO DAY
family exploration and burro day’ happens at the western museum of mning and industry on january 3rd, from 10am to 3pm. activities that day include digging for fossils, gold panning, hands-on mineral identification, watching lego machines in action and more.
•Phone: Western Museum of Mining & Industry – 719-488-0880
GARDENER CERTIFICATE TRAINING PROGRAM
colorado state university is now accepting registrations for the 2015 colorado gardener certificate training program. classes will be held at the extension office on spruce street in colorado springs.
commonwheel artists co-op annual holiday market will begin friday, november 21st and run through sunday, january 4th. a reception will kick off the annual event on friday night, november 21st, which coincides with the third friday art walk in manitou springs.
the facs production of mary poppins will feature 22 actors, 90 costumes (all original, hand-made creations), a live orchestra and delightful special effects. this will be the biggest fac production of the year. its also the first resident production of mary poppins in colorado. the show runs dec. 11 through jan. 4th.
•Contact Info: Show Tickets Start At $20. Pre-Theatre Dining Available.
•Phone: Tickets available at or at the box office, 719-634-5583.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
cub scout pack 255 will again offer christmas tree recycling to help the environment by keeping trees out of landfills and instead put them to good use and also to help the cub scouts of pack 255 learn and grow by serving their community.
•Contact Info: 8am To 4pm, Dec 27th, 28th, Jan 3rd, Jan 4th At Imagine Indigo Ranch Elementary School, 6464 Peterson Rd (Where Peterson Meets Dublin)
•Phone: 719-357-9731 Suggested donation for tree pick up is $10 within 10 miles.
•Contact Person: SUGGESTED DONATION FOR TREE DROP OFF IS $5 PER TREE.
PORTRAYAL OF A CIVIL WAR SOLIDER
on jan 9th the old colorado city historical society presents a “first person portrayal of a civil war solider” – a union family’s story.
•Contact Info: Presenter – Benny Nasser, Civil War Reenactor. Program Free To Members And $5 To Non- Members. Light Refreshments Will Be Served.
•Phone: (719) 636-1225
•Contact Person: OLD COLORADO CITY HISTORY CENTER 1SOUTH 24TH ST, COLORADO SPRINGS
PEACE CORP INFO
a peace corp information session will take place on jan. 13th in the east library.
•Contact Info: Live, Learn And Work With A Community Overseas. 6 Pm To 7:30 P.m. East Conference Room Ii, 5550 N. Union Blvd
GIFTED PROGRAM PARENT INFO NIGHT
the middle school gifted magnet program is a full-day, gifted and talented self-contained program for grades 6-8 in colorado springs school district 11. there will be an information night for parents at west middle school on january 13th at 6pm and also at sabin middle school on january 15th starting at 6:30 pm.
•Contact Info: West Middle School:1920 W Pikes Peak Ave, 80904; Sabin Middle School: 3605 N Carefree Circle, 80917
•Phone: 719-520-2464, Hillary Wessells, 7:30am – 4:pm, Monday-Friday.
mayor bach has added two community forums on the citys east side.residents are encouraged to share their neighborhoodshighest priority needs for stormwater, streets, public safety and parks in colorado springs. the additional community forums will be held at sabin middle school, thursday, jan. 8th and at the stetson hills police substation, thursday, jan. 15th from 5:30-7 p.m.
PPWFC IN JANUARY
the pikes peak workforce center has announced its january workshop schedule. most workshops are held at the ppwfc main office at the citizens service center, and there is no charge to attend any workshop.
FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER – JAN 2014
january 2015 is full of fun and informative activities at the fountain creek nature center. twos & threes outdoors, a fall bird count, and the abc’s of animal control with live critters, are just some of the many things on the calendar in 2015.
•Contact Info: 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain
BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER – JANUARY 2015
a vermicomposting workshop, bear creek explorers, and an interpretive volunteer orientation are all on the calendar in january 2015 at the bear creek nature center.
•Contact Info: 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs
the conversation is a a multi-perspective view on end of life and dying. panelists from various agencies throughout the community will be on hand for this presentation at library 21c on january 30th, from 2:30-5 pm.
FREE TUTORING IN READING
the childrens literacy center offers free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below their grade level. children are matched with trained volunteer tutors from the community and meet one hour, twice a week, for 12 weeks. the spring session begins february 2nd, 2015.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 17th annual art on the streets juried sculpture exhibition. the deadline for artists to apply is monday, february 16th 2015. applications are now available online.
•Contact Info: Selected Artists Each Receive A $1,000 Honorarium. In Addition, Artists Are Eligible For A $10,000 Juror Award And A $1,000 Peoples Choice Award.
•Web: www.downtowncs.com/aots https://www.callforentry.org
the pikes peak pastel society presents colorful creations, a fine art exhibit that will run through february 28th. this special exhibit features original pastel paintings, as well as other media. the exhibit is free and open to the public.
•Contact Info: At Coutura Design Inspirations, 6380 Corporate Centre Circle, Colorado Springs, Co 80919,
the colorado springs fine arts center is producing a bi-annual rough writers new play festival in the springs of 2015. this 2-week festival will feature readings of new scripts submitted by playwrights worldwide. as part of the fac’s “year of georgia o’keefe”, submissions should be related to the life and/or work of the late artist. submissions are due by march 1, 2015.
•Contact Info: Nathan Halvorson, Assoc. Director Of Performing Arts, C/O The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W Dale Street, Colorado Springs, Co 80903
•Contact Person: NATHAN HALVORSON
SKI WITH A NATURALIST TOURS
the greater arkansas river nature associations ‘ski with a naturalist tours’ begin at monarch mountain on december 19th. and continue every friday through march. led by volunteer garna naturalists, the tour is a multi-agency effort to educate skiers and snowboarders about the land they are recreating on. the tour features information about forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, the history of recreation on monarch pass, ski-area us forest service partnership, monarch mountains green mission and more.
•Contact Info: Tour Is Free Lasts For 45 Minutes. Meets At 1p.m. Tours Can Be Structured For Groups By Contacting Garna Beforehand.
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
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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
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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
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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.
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General Public tickets on sale August 2nd, 2013
KRCC presents BONNIE RAITT
Pikes Peak Center
Wednesday, October 16th 8pm
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