Community Calendar

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Expires:08/29/2014

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

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



COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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



FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER – AUGUST 2014

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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



CONSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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•Web: WWW.PUEBLOLIBRARY.ORG
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SALIDA WINEFEST 2014

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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

Expires:08/30/2014

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

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

Expires:08/31/2014

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

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

Expires:08/31/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/01/2014

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

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

Expires:09/04/2014

a concert of indian classical music will occur in packard hall at cc on sept. 4th.

•Contact Info: Rajeev Taranath Is One Of The World’s Foremost Players Of The Sarod, An Instrument Often Described As An Indian Lute. 7:30 P.m., , 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Free
•Phone: 389-6607
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“NATURES INSPIRATIONS”

Expires:09/05/2014

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

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



WALK FOR WILDERNESS

Expires:09/05/2014

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

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

Expires:09/05/2014

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

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



LEADER TRAINING CLASS

Expires:09/05/2014

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

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



AN EVENING WITH WILL ROGERS

Expires:09/05/2014

the final live theater performance for the 2014 season at the jones theater / westcliffe center for performing arts is an evening with will rogers: the ropin fool, a one man biographical drama written by wyatt earp.

•Contact Info: Sept. 5 And 6, At 7:30 P.m. Tickets $15 For Adults And $5 For Children 12 And Under. Tickets Can Be Purchased At The Door Or In Advance Online
•Phone: Call the theater at 783-3004 for more information.
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.jonestheater.com
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RAVEN NEST CONCERT SERIES

Expires:09/06/2014

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

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



HERMIT PASS MARATHON

Expires:09/06/2014

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

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

Expires:09/06/2014

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

•Contact Info: The Race Helps Fund Breast Health Education And Mammograms.
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•Web: www.komensecolorado.org
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WHAT IF…

Expires:09/06/2014

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

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

Expires:09/06/2014

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

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

Expires:09/07/2014

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

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

Expires:09/07/2014

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

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



RED CROSS READY WORKSHOP

Expires:09/08/2014

the american red cross pikes peak chapter will hold the ‘be red cross ready workshop’ on tuesday, september 9th in col. spgs. you can learn how to prepare yourself, your family, your school, or your business for emergencies, large and small.

•Contact Info: 6p.m. To 7:30 P.m. 2ndfloor Conference Room, 1040 S. 8th. No Charge For Attending This Class. Registration Preferred But Walk-Ins Are Welcome.
•Phone: 719-632-3563 (select 0); 830 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
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•Web: www.redcross.org/colorado-prepare
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PIKES PEAK POSSE OF THE WESTERNERS

Expires:09/08/2014

an evening with theodore roosevelt by don moon will be presented by pikes peak posse of the westerners on monday, september 8th at the colorado springs masonic hall.

•Contact Info: 1130 Panorama Drive, Colorado Springs6pm
•Phone: 719-473-0330
•Contact Person: BOB DEWITT
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SHARING WATER

Expires:09/08/2014

a lecture titled: “sharing water: what an environmental experiment in mexico can teach us about the future of the colorado river” happens monday, september 8th at cc. this is the first event of the 2014-15 state of the rockies speakers series and will feature journalist and author john fleck.

•Contact Info: 7 P.m., Gates Common Room, Third Floor Of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (East Of Tutt Library), Free
•Phone: 389-6607
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THE POWER OF HEALING HERBS

Expires:09/09/2014

the power of healing herbs is the topic of discussion on sept 9th at the colorado technical university. this free talk on expanding your herb gardening is presented by the horticultural art society at 7 pm.

•Contact Info: Tammi Hartung, A Well-Known Canon City Grower And Educator, Will Be Talking
•Phone: HAS 357-9427, Doris 481-4608
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ITALIAN IMMIGRATION

Expires:09/10/2014

the pikes peak genealogical society is presenting italian immigration by deena coutant on wednesday, september 10th at the 1905 carnegie reading room of the penrose public library.

•Contact Info: 20 N Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs7pm
•Phone: 719-531-6333 x2253
•Contact Person: DENNIS DAILY
•Web: www.ppgs.org
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RIO GRANDE COMMISSION MEETS

Expires:09/10/2014

the rio grande natural area commission will meet on sept. 11 at the rio grande water conservation district, alamosa, colo. the meeting is open to the public with a comment period scheduled for 10:15 a.m. agenda topics include working on the draft management plan.

•Contact Info: From 10 A.m. To 3:30 P.m. 10900 East U.s. Highway 160
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•Web: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/slvfo/rio_grande_natural.html
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TAIWANESE ABORIGINAL MUSIC

Expires:09/10/2014

a lecture at cc on wednesday, september 10th provides an overview of how taiwanese aborigines perform music in everyday life as well as in rituals, and draws comparisons between musical practices of indigenous peoples in taiwan and the united states.

•Contact Info: 3 P.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Free
•Phone: 389-6607
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WALDO CANYON FIRE RESTORATION

Expires:09/11/2014

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

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



SALIDAS TRIPLE CROWN OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

Expires:09/11/2014

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

•Contact Info: Participants Can Register For The Triple Crown For A Significantly Reduced Fee Of $100 For All Three Races.
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•Web: www.monarchcrestcrank.com/registration www.salidabikefest.com
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ARTISTIC REFLECTIONS ON MINING STRUCTURE

Expires:09/11/2014

on thursday, september 11th join the western museum of mining and industry for their newest exhibit and lecture series on western mining art. reservations required.

•Contact Info: 6pm
•Phone: 719-488-0880
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.wmmi.org
•Email: rsvp@wmmi.org



FRIENDS OF THE PEAK

Expires:09/11/2014

on thursday, september 11th, join the friends of the peak on a st. mary’s trail project to help repair erosion damage, improve damage, and stabilize the trail. volunteers meet at the 4-way parking lot at the intersection of n cheyenne canyon rd, gold camp rd, and high drive.

•Contact Info: St. Mary’s Falls Trail Assessed From N Cheyenne Canyon7:45am-2pm
•Phone: 719-527-1384
•Contact Person: CAROL BECKMAN
•Web: WWW.FOTP.COM
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SOLAR ENERGY ZONE FIELD TRIPS

Expires:09/11/2014

the bureau of land management san luis valley field office is hosting a series of field trips and open houses to get your input on solar energy on public lands. go to the website for a full schedule of the meeting dates, times and specific topics.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-269-8553
•Contact Person: KYLE SULLIVAN
•Web: www.blm.gov
•Email: solarmitigation@blm.gov



TRAILS AND GREENWAYS MASTER PLAN IN TRINIDAD

Expires:09/11/2014

the city of trinidad is in the process of generating a trails and greenways master plan. the citys planning department is holding a public meeting on thursday, september 11th at 5:30pm in the trinidad community center.

•Contact Info: Located At 1309 Beshoar Avenue. Refreshments Will Be Provided. This Project Is Made Possible By A Grant From The Colorado State Parks Trails Program.
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•Web: www.anewwaytoseetrinidad.com
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VISITING WRITERS SERIES

Expires:09/11/2014

hampton sides bestselling author of ghost soldiers and blood and thunder, as well colorado colleges own newly appointed journalist-in-residence reads from his new work, in the kingdom of ice. at a visiting writers series event on sept. 11th.

•Contact Info: 7 P.m., Gates Common Room, Third Floor Of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (East Of Tutt Library), Free
•Phone: 389-6607
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MONARCH MAVERICKS

Expires:09/12/2014

on saturday, sep 13th the monarch mavericks square dance club will host the rollin’ squares of colorado springs. jeff palmer will be calling the dance at the salida community center, 3rd and f streets.

•Contact Info: Plus Level Dancing Starts At 7:00, Followed By Mainstream Mix From 7:30-9:30. Spectators Are Always Invited
•Phone: For more information, call Andrith at 539-7877
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.monarchmavericks.wordpress.com
•Email: monarch.mavericks@yahoo.com



BET ON SET CASINO NIGHT

Expires:09/13/2014

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

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

Expires:09/13/2014

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

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



MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEK

Expires:09/13/2014

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

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

Expires:09/13/2014

a fundraiser for wet mountain broadcasting corp. and kwmv 95.9 fm voice of the wet mtn. valley will be at the feed store amphitheater and park in westcliffe on saturday, september 13th.

•Contact Info: 116 N Second Street, WestcliffeNoon-7pm
•Phone: 719-783-0987
•Contact Person: JOANIE LIEBMAN
•Web: WWW.HIGHPEAKSMUSICFESTIVAL.ORG
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LOOK WHAT THE CAT BROUGHT IN

Expires:09/13/2014

the grand opening of the new facility of the look what the cat brought in shelter and rescue is saturday, september 13th.

•Contact Info: 2129 E. Boulder Street, Colorado Springs11am-4pm
•Phone: 719-201-5180
•Contact Person:
•Web: LOOKWHATTHECATBROUGHTIN.ORG
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FREE SHRED DAY

Expires:09/13/2014

on september 13th security service federal credit union will host a free ‘shred day’ for pueblo area residents. the event is designed to assist area residents with the safe disposal of unwanted, personal documents.

•Contact Info: Limit Two 18X20X12 Full Boxes Per Household. Volunteers From Ssfcu Will Help With Unloading, And All Documents Will Be Shredded On Site.
•Phone: For more information call 1-800-52-SSFCU.
•Contact Person: BRANCH LOCATED AT 1617 HIGHWAY 50 WEST. FROM 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
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GLUTEN-FREE FAIR REDOUX

Expires:09/13/2014

the pikes peak celiacs support group will host their september meeting on saturday, the 13th to discuss the experience of hosting a booth at the denver gluten-free food fair. meeting takes place at the ruth holley library.

•Contact Info: 635 N Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs10:30am
•Phone: 469-487-6180
•Contact Person: TRIXIE BOBBITT
•Web: http://groupspaces.com/pikespeakceliacs
•Email:



WE ARE YOU PROJECT @UCCS

Expires:09/13/2014

uccs galleries of contemporary art is hosting the we are you project @uccs on saturday, september 13th in the gallery of contemporary art on the uccs campus. the we are you project is the first comprehensive 21st century coast-to-coast exhibition depicting current latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions within and outside of the united states.

•Contact Info: 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs10am-3pm; Reception 4-6pm
•Phone: 719-255-3504
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.gallery@uccs.edu
•Email:



MONARCH CREST CRANK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Expires:09/14/2014

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

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



HEADWATERS HOEDOWN!

Expires:09/14/2014

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

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



HAND-CRAFTED GIFT ITEMS WANTED

Expires:09/15/2014

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

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



MICHAEL NAVA AT CC

Expires:09/15/2014

the visiting writers series event at cc for monday, september 15th will feature michael nava cc alumnus and author of the acclaimed series of henry rios mysteries, including rag and bone and the hidden law. michael will read from his new historical novel the city of palaces that evening.389-6607

•Contact Info: 7 P.m., Gates Common Room, Third Floor Of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (East Of Tutt Library), Free
•Phone: 389-6607
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email:



ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTIONS RETREAT

Expires:09/16/2014

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

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



LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE

Expires:09/17/2014

clothes, and the memories they evoke, take center stage in the international hit ‘love, loss & what i wore’, at the fine arts center.directed by local actress/director eve tilley, the show features an all-woman cast that packs an enormous amount of talent into five stylish black dresses. performances run sept. 18 – 28th.

•Contact Info: Shoppers From Terra Verde Can Save Their Receipt For Purchases At The Store For A $5 Discount On Tickets To The Show. Tickets Are $20
•Phone: 719.634.5583.
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email: csfineartscenter.org



SALES TAX WORKSHOP

Expires:09/18/2014

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

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



WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS

Expires:09/19/2014

the alzheimers association walk to end alzheimers is on saturday september 20th at american the beautiful park in colorado springs. registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk festivities begin at 9am.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: eight hundred two seven two thirty nine hundred
•Contact Person:
•Web: coloradoalzwalk.org
•Email:



SPECIAL KIDS SPECIAL FAMILIES

Expires:09/20/2014

a bowlathon for zach’s place will take place on saturday, september 20th at king pin lanes in colorado springs.

•Contact Info: 3410 North Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs2-5pm
•Phone: 719-447-8983
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.SKSFFUNDRAISERS.ORG
•Email:



BIKES & BREWS

Expires:09/20/2014

on saturday, september 20th, fremont adventure recreation will host the second annual bikes & brews, which will begin and end at macon plaza in downtown canon city.

•Contact Info:
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: BIKESANDBREWS.ORG
•Email:



VAN BRIGGLE TOUR

Expires:09/20/2014

the womens educational society of colorado college is hosting its annual tour of the van briggle pottery building at uintah and glen avenue on saturday, september 20th, from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. this is a rare opportunity to see the inside of this fascinating building, listed on the national register of historic places and learn about the tragically short life and pioneering work of internationally acclaimed ceramics artist, artus van briggle, one of colorado springs most renowned artisans.

•Contact Info: Tickets Are $10 Per Person At Door. 12 And Under – Free. All Proceeds Benefit The Womans Educational Society Scholarships And Programs For Cc Students.
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.coloradocollege.edu/wes
•Email:



3RD FRIDAY ART WALK WEEKEND IN MANITOU

Expires:09/21/2014

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

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



HELP DEVELOP PARK PLAN

Expires:09/23/2014

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

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



MAKE THE JOB FAIR WORK FOR YOU!

Expires:09/23/2014

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

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



CREEK WEEK CLEAN-UP

Expires:09/23/2014

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

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



PIONEERS MUSEUM

Expires:09/25/2014

two community events are on the calendar in september at the colorado springs pioneers musuem. on september 17th, a children’s history hour about mr. penrose’s carriages, and on thursday, september 25th, an historical characterization entitled “will roger’s story as america’s story” will be offered.

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



FALL GARDENING/LANDSCAPE CLASSES

Expires:09/25/2014

fall gardening and landscape classes will be presented by colorado master gardeners on tuesday afternoons and thursday evenings. these classes are designed for beginners and provide participants with gardening insights for fall/winter lawn and garden care. tuesday afternoons are at the csu extension offices and thursday evenings are at garden ranch ymca.

•Contact Info: Csu Extension Office, 17 N Spruce, Rm 226a, Colorado SpringsGarden Ranch Ymca, 2380 Montebello Dr W, Colorado Springs
•Phone: 719-520-7688
•Contact Person:
•Web: elpasoco.colostate.edu/hort/hort/shtml
•Email:



JOHN C. FREMONT LIBRARY – SEPTEMBER 2014

Expires:09/25/2014

september’s celebrated artist will be charles wilcox, who will display his bright acrylic paintings of southwestern landscapes. also on september’s calendar at the john c. fremont library are interesting programs and tuesday night at the movies.

•Contact Info: 130 Church Ave., Fremont
•Phone: 719-784-4649
•Contact Person: NATALIA GRAY
•Web:
•Email:



MAS “CURE” ADE BALL

Expires:09/26/2014

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

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



BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER – SEPTEMBER 2014

Expires:09/26/2014

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

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



LARKSPUR WILDLANDER

Expires:09/26/2014

the larkspur wildlander 5k, 12k, half marathon happens september 27th at sandstone ranch. proceeds benefit the wildland firefighter foundation and larkspur fire volunteer programs.

•Contact Info: Presented By Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
•Phone: 719-359-3251: Rodger Greer
•Contact Person: 8309 SOUTH PERRY PARK RD. LARKSPUR, CO 80118
•Web: http:/wildlander.org info@willdlander.org
•Email:



FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER

Expires:09/27/2014

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

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



SHAKESPEARE (SORT OF)

Expires:09/27/2014

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

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



PIONEERS MUSEUM

Expires:09/27/2014

join the colorado springs pioneers museum for a book discussion of heath hardage lee’s book, winnie davis: daughter of the lost cause on wednesday, september 10th. every saturday in september at noon a windows into history tour takes place which includes a free 30 minute “highlights” tour of the museum. on wednesday, september 17th and saturday, september 27th the children’s history hour presents “a colorado alphabet.”

•Contact Info: 215 S Tejon Street, Colorado Springs
•Phone: 719-385-5990
•Contact Person:
•Web: WWW.CSPM.ORG/EVENTS
•Email:



AIDS PROJECT WALK/RUN IN THE GARDEN

Expires:09/27/2014

the 5th annual southern colorado aids project 5k walk and timed 5k run at garden of the gods will be saturday, september 27th. hundreds of walkers and runners from southern colorado, either solo or in teams, will be joining forces to raise funds for s-cap.

•Contact Info: 8:30am RegistrationRun Starts At 9:30am; Walk Starts At 10am
•Phone:
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.s-cap.org
•Email:



MPEC – LATE AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

Expires:09/28/2014

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

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



INTEMANN TRAIL WORK

Expires:10/01/2014

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

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



8K/1K SPECIAL RUN & WHEELCHAIR DERBY

Expires:10/03/2014

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

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



WAPITI

Expires:10/04/2014

this fall you can take part in a rocky mountain tradition: listening for the bugling of the bull elk on an autumn evening. these programs will include a brief presentation about these magnificent animals, followed by an off trail hike of up to 2 miles during which you will look and listen for the elk in the wild.

•Contact Info: Sept. 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th (5:00 Pm To 7:30 Pm); October 3rd, 5th (4:45 Pm To 7:15 Pm)
•Phone: For reservations call (719) 748 3253 ext. 202
•Contact Person:
•Web: www.nps.gov/flfo
•Email:



YARD & GARDEN CLASSES

Expires:10/07/2014

csu extension/pueblo county is offering two yard and garden classes this fall: season extending garden structures on saturday, september 6th and composting basics on tuesday, september 7th. call for details regarding registration deadlines and costs.

•Contact Info:
•Phone: 719-583-6566
•Contact Person: CAROLYN VALDEZ
•Web: pueblo.colostate.edu
•Email:



INNOVATIONS IN AGING

Expires:10/08/2014

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

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



PPWFC SEEKS EMPLOYERS

Expires:10/08/2014

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

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



EXPERIENCE THE SPRINGS

Expires:10/08/2014

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

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



BENEFIT FOR BLRA FOOTBALL TEAM

Expires:10/10/2014

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

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



KOATS 4 KIDS

Expires:10/10/2014

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

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



22ND ANNUAL BEAN SUPPER

Expires:10/11/2014

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

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



SHOWBOAT EXTRAVAGANZA

Expires:10/15/2014

the omega showboat extravaganza returns to the hotel elegante in colorado springs on saturday, october 18th at 7 pm. it’s an evening of live entertainment, food and fun. proceeds will provide scholarship support for local college-bound students. local performers are currently being recruited for this talent show.

•Contact Info: 6 Pm Captain’s Reception; 7 Pm Showboat Performances; Attire: Dress To Impress Admission: $35 Per Person
•Phone: F. Michael Hayes at (719) 650-6114 / Hotel Elegante, 719-576-5900
•Contact Person: XI PI CHAPTER OF THE OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY
•Web: www.coloradospringsques.org
•Email: fmichaelhayes@gmail.com or call



TESLA AND HIS LEGACY

Expires:10/17/2014

from september 4th through october 18th you can catch an exhibit at cc titled “transmission/ frequency: tesla and his legacy”. it features contemporary artists whose works reflect deliberately or not teslas maverick spirit and enduring legacy. a series of lectures and events will accompany the exhibition.

•Contact Info: Idea Space Is Open Monday-Friday, 1-6 P.m.; Saturday, 1-5 P.m. 1 P.m., I.d.e.a. Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Free
•Phone: 389-6607
•Contact Person:
•Web:
•Email:



FALL TOURS OF PICKET WIRE

Expires:10/24/2014

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

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



CHILDREN OF LUDLOW: LIFE IN A BATTLE ZONE

Expires:09/30/2015

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

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


 

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