Westside Briefs:
Nurse Center seminar Feb. 11

       A seminar on how to prepare for the “end of life” will be offered at the Westside Community Center's Nurse Center Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m.
       Titled the “Five Wishes” seminar, it will be presented by nursing staffers, who are with the Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach.
       The Nurse Center is at 1616 W. Bijou St.
       The phone is 385-7920 x304 or x305. The center's regular hours, recently changed, are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
       Help with snow-clearing
       The Snow Angel program is a campaign launched this winter through a partnership of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), local schools, neighborhood groups, city agencies, and Bike Colorado Springs. The goal is to remove snow from sidewalks so that pedestrians, especially school children, can walk safely in winter.
       West Elementary and West Middle School (in the same building at West Pikes Peak Avenue and 20th Street) have been selected as part of the program. Needed are one or more local residents to serve as captains, even to clear neighbors' sidewalks if they are unable to do it themselves.
       For more information, contact OWN at 471-4023 or info@westsideneighbors.org.
       ID theft class at PD
       A free class titled “ID Theft Prevention” will be offered at the Colorado Springs Police Department's Gold Hill Division Monday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.
       Anyone can attend. The instructor will be the Gold Hill crime prevention officer, Sid Santos.
       The Gold Hill station is at 955 W. Moreno Ave.
       For more information, call 385-2117.
       Arati looks back in show
       A show honoring previous members of the Arati Artist Gallery will open with a reception Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.
       “Come meet these special artists who have made Arati so successful,” states a press release.
       The “Remember Me” show will continue through February. Now in its 35th year, Arati is at 2425 W. Colorado Ave.
       In memoriam: Childress
       Bobby James Childress, 76, a native Coloradan and long-time Westside resident, passed away Jan. 22 at his home.
       He is survived by his son Joseph and a grandson, Colby.
       Mr. Childress served in the Marine Corps, after which he returned to the Westside and tended bar at both Rogers' and Fred's bars.
       A private service was held Feb. 2.

Westside Pioneer/press releases