WESTSIDE BRIEFS

       Willie Houston & the Blues Prowlers will return to the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site for a free outdoors concert Saturday, June 13.
       The show will begin at 7 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Orchard House. The ranch is off Gateway Road and 30th Street.
       Houston, 82, is known for playing in the Louisiana Delta blues style. The Denver-area musician also performed at Rock Ledge last year, receiving a warm response.
       Rock Ledge will have one other outdoor concert this year - Old West duo Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout July 11.
      
       The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) has added Garden of the Gods workdays Saturday, June 13 and 20. The non-profit organization is seeking volunteers to help fill in an eroded gully at Spring Canyon.
       The times both days will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
       The minimum age is 16 (age 13 with a parent).
       For more information, call 471-7736 or e-mail rmfi@rmfi.org.
      
       Two Grand Prix horse-jumping competitions - each with a $25,000 purse - are scheduled at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Saturday, June 13 and 20.
       The starting time for both is 7 p.m.
       The Grand Prix competitions are the highlights of the 27th Annual Colorado Summer Classic Horse Shows June 10-14 and 17-21.
       With a total of 800 horses competing, jumping events will begin at 8 a.m. each day. There is no admission charge except for the Grand Prix events, which are $5 for grandstand seats. “VIP” tickets, including dinner and views from the clubhouse balcony, are also available.
       Portions of the proceeds will go to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.
       Norris-Penrose is at 1045 W. Rio Grande St.
       For more information, call 964-4944.
      
       The City Special Events Committee will host a routine meeting Tuesday, June 9 to discuss the annual Good Times Car Show in Old Colorado City scheduled Aug. 16
       As part of a city policy started this year, such meetings are held for all sizeable events in the city, regardless of whether they have caused problems in the past, in case anyone has an issue this time. As in the past, this year's Car Show will close off Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th streets to display several hundred restored cars and trucks.
       Also on the agenda (1:30 p.m. in the Regional Building Department headquarters, 2880 International Circle) will be the “Welcome Home Parade” for the military scheduled downtown Aug. 29.
       For more information, call 385-7238 or e-mail jstone@springsgov.com.
      
       Ballroom and Latin dance classes, previously offered at the old site of the West Intergenerational Center, will be taught at Wasson High School this summer, starting June 16. The teacher, as at West, is Anne Traver.
       For more information, call 520-2384.

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