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Capsulizing 7 festive Westside events from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6

Sept. 14, 2018
       September and October may be the two busiest months of the year for festive outdoor Westside events. During this time frame, the Westside Pioneer is presenting
At Coronado High School's annual Homecoming Parade through Old Colorado City in 2017, Howbert Elementary's entry featured waving students, parents and staff, the school's banner and even an umbrella (right) representing the school's hornet nickname. The parade this year will be the morning of Oct. 6
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periodic online reminders of what's coming up.
       Sept. 22 through Oct. 6 alone has seven offerings. Event capsules appear below.
       Check the Pioneer's Westside Happenings at this link for times, contact numbers, costs (if any) and other details.
       Sept. 22 - Aspens on the Avenue. A daytime version of the First Friday ArtWalks (April-December), including artist demonstrations at participating shops/galleries. Organized by the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA). Free.
       Sept. 22 - Intertribal Powwow. Highlights American Indian culture, including dancers and drummers from many areas. Organized by area tribes with the Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Association. Admission fee.
       Sept. 22 - Last band concert in the summer “Music on the Mesa” series at Gold Hill Mesa. Free.
       Sept. 23 - Taste of OCC. Fundraiser by the Old Colorado City Foundation, featuring live band and food/alcoholic-drink sampling in Bancroft Park. Admission fee.
       Oct. 6 - Coronado High School Homecoming Parade. Colorado Avenue will be closed between 30th Street and Bancroft Park for marchers, floats and bands. Free. Beforehand, in the park, is a breakfast fundraiser.
       Oct. 6 - Carnegie Day Ice Cream Social. Ice cream giveaway after the parade, outside the Old Colorado City Carnegie Library, in honor of Andrew Carnegie, whose 1904 donation made the building possible. Free.
       Oct. 6 - Harvest Festival. Activities in a seasonal theme at Rock Ledge Ranch include pumpkin-choosing, historic house tours and old-time children's games. Admission will be charged for the first time this year (we learned of this change too late for our current, September-October print edition - sorry), and there is a fee for the pumpkins and most games (no change from before).
       Look for another set of online event reminders in early October. Note: The Pioneer's full list for September-October appears in our print edition, which is available at 50-some Westside news outlets.

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