Westside Briefs:
Care Mobile at Community Center

       Appointments are being taken for medically uninsured children when the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Center comes to the Westside Community Center Wednesday through Friday, June 12-14.
       The treatment office on wheels will provide care for medical needs June 12 and dental needs June 13-14. The times all three days will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       “Through funding from the Westside Community Center, we will offer medical and dental services at no charge to children who are uninsured,” a press release states. “Medicaid and CHP+ will also be accepted.”
       The center is at 1628 W. Bijou St.
       To make an appointment, call 866-6789.
       Fillmore project updates
       Updates on the Fillmore Street project west of the I-25 interchange:
       Installation of a storm drain crossing Saturday, June 1 will reduce Fillmore to one lane each way. Colorado Springs Utilities will also be working in that area, according to project spokesperson Sharilyn Kimberlain. The lane closures are scheduled from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Access to businesses and residents will remain open, with a detour in place, she said.
       Demolition of the south gas station at Fillmore and Chestnut streets was slated to start this week. Work is ex-pected to last about a week.
       The roughly $7 million Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) project is widening Fillmore for several hundred feet west of the interstate as well as realigning Chestnut Street south and north of Fillmore to swing up to the current Parker intersection with a stoplight.
       Westside CARES benefit
       A benefit concert for Westside CARES will feature the Mitguards and Joe Uveges Saturday, June 8 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
       Doors will open at 5:30, with a catered dinner at 6 and the concert from 7 to 9 p.m.
       Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and under.
       Seating is limited. For advance tickets, e-mail Maryann.Stadjuhar@westsidecares.org or call 389-0759 and ask for Maryann.
       Car show June 8
       A car show is scheduled in the Walgreens parking lot at the Red Rock shopping center Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       Proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital of Colorado Springs.
       The show is open to “any type of interesting car, truck or motorcycle,” organizer Chris Baum said.
       According to Baum, entries are still being accepted and will be (space permitting) up to the day of the event. “We are asking for a $5 donation, but actually that's optional,” he said. “Most registrants give more than $5. We have 45 spaces and I would expect 20 at minimum.”
       There will be no charge for spectators.
       Food vendors will be on hand, with door prizes offered.
       The show is a joint effort of First Evangelical Free Church and Walgreen's, 3143 W. Colorado Ave.

Westside Pioneer/press releases