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Calendar check - Westside festivities aplenty through end of September

      
Backed by a rousing tune from the band in front of the stage, Coronado cheerleaders in the bandshell amp up the crowd during the pep rally in Bancroft Park after the 2016 Homecoming Parade. With bandshell repairs done, a similar scene is anticipated at this year’s event Sept. 16.
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In keeping with tradition, several annual, larger-scale festive events are planned on the Westside in September and October.
       Below are capsule summaries. See the Westside Pioneer's Westside Happenings for times, contact numbers, costs (if any) and other details at this link.
       Sept. 15-17 - Folk Art Festival. Under large tents at Rock Ledge Ranch, 160-some crafters from around the country offer their wares. Organized by Old Colorado City's Holly Berry House, the event is a major Rock Ledge Ranch fundraiser.
       Sept. 16 - Coronado High School Homecoming Parade. The avenue will be closed between 30th Street and Bancroft Park for morning marchers, floats and bands representing Coronado and its feeder schools. Beforehand, in the park, is a breakfast fundraiser.
Four dancers during the Grand Entry at the 2016 Intertribal Powwow at Rock Ledge Ranch. This year's eighth annual event is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 23.
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       Sept. 16 - Carnegie Day Ice Cream Social. Coinciding with the end of the Coronado parade in Bancroft Park, free ice cream is given away outside the Old Colorado City Carnegie Library, in honor of Andrew Carnegie, whose donation allowed its construction in 1904.
       Sept. 23 - Intertribal Powwow. Organized with the help of the Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Association, this highlights American Indian culture, including dancers and drummers from the region as well as outlying states.
       Sept. 23 - Haunted Histories of Old Colorado City. Put on by the Old Colorado City Historical Society for education and entertainment, this evening event at Fairview Cemetery features actors “ghosting” colorful, deceased Westside individuals beside their tombstones.
       Sept. 28 - Bear Creek Regional Park Celebration. Free food/drink opportunity to meet friends-group volunteers at the Bear Creek Nature Center.

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(Posted 9/10/17; Community: Ongoing Issues)

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