Biz Buzz:
Bibles from ancient times

       The Navigators, the Christian organization that owns Glen Eyrie at 3820 N. 30th St., is hosting a display of ancient Bibles and other religious antiquities Sept. 1-12.
       “The Bible Through History” has 25 exhibits in all, including Dead Sea Scroll fragments new to America, ancient coins and pictographs, medieval rabbinic scrolls, an original 1611 King James Bible, Tyndale manuscripts, Martin Luther's hand-written commentaries, and the Bible that was taken by our astronauts to the Moon.
       Access to the exhibits is sold for a designated 2˝-hour time block on a specific day. The tour is self-guided, but an explanatory video is shown and docents will be on hand to answer questions.
       Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with discounts for children, college students, military and seniors.
       For more information, e-mail geg.reservations@navigators.org or call 598-1212.
      
       Cupcakes for firefighters
       In appreciation for firefighters' efforts in the Waldo Canyon Fire, Faerie Tales Bakehouse and Catering, 1015 W. Colorado Ave., started a cupcake campaign on their behalf in July and part of August.
       In a recent message to their e-mail list Faerie Tales owners Lindsay and Marty Williamson wrote, “With all of your donations and awesome support, by the end of this week we will have donated over 1,600 cupcakes to our local heros! We far exceeded our expectations and we have had so much fun delivering the treats to them! So thank you to all of you who took part it this!”
      
       Fragrance-melt shop
       A Scentchips store, the second one in Colorado, has opened in Old Colorado City at 2616 W. Colorado Ave.
       The Scentchips company originated in San Antonio, Texas, in 1979 and now has 25 stores nationwide, Scentchips are wax chips, also called a fragrance melt product, with a patented leaf and flower design and 72 fragrance choices, the website states.
       The local store owners are David and Valerie Foiles. According to Valerie, Scentchips looks for “Main Street” type locations, and “we were drawn to historic Old Colorado City for its strong appeal to tourists and local shoppers, and abundance of unique retail stores and wonderful restaurants.”
       The Foiles are former District 11 teachers who were “searching for something to manage themselves,” Valerie said.
       The store offerings include Scentchips warmers, company-created blends and a “blending station” where “customers can create their own custom fragrance,” Valerie said.
       The business is open daily. The phone is 418-6709, and the website is occ.scentchips.com.
      
       Swamp Cabbage here
       Walter Parks, the former lead guitarist for Richie Havens, will bring his current band, Swamp Cabbage, to Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., Sunday, Aug. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
       There is no cover charge.
       Parks formed the band in 2001; its music can be heard on the opening credits for the Discovery Network reality show, “American Guns,” a press release states.
      
       Free health fair
       An event called the Labor (of Love) Day Fair will be held at the Baby Cotton Bottoms store, 1301 W. Colorado Ave., Monday, Sept. 3.
       Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association, the event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and focus on family and infant health. Featured will be free hourly events, “including kid's yoga and face painting, certified car seat checks and presentations from local health experts,” a press release states.
       For more event information, call 460-1557 or go to pprda.org.

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release