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Westside Community Center eyes January activities, fundraiser for fitness center

At the Westside Community Center's second annual Community Picnic in August, Aundrea Fuller, the facility's marketing coordinator, posted a display of historic photos from when the building complex had been the Buena Vista Elementary School (1911 to 2009).
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Dec. 22, 2018
       The Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St., is closed for the holiday season from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.
       Throughout the year, the city-owned facility, operated by the Woodmen Valley Chapel, offers a variety of activities and classes in the daytime and evenings.
       Featured in January are:
       - Women's self-defense classes, Jan. 8, 10 and 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. Taught by Branden Wehmeier. No preregistration needed.
       - A meeting of people leading the Re-Imagine Waldo Canyon Planning Project, Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. (The trail to the once-popular Waldo Canyon recreational area, off Highway 24 west of Manitou Springs, has been closed since the 2012 fire.)
       - Cielo Dance Collective, Saturday, Jan. 19. For more information, call Havilah Bellah at 551-2852.
       - Watercolor painting class, starting Jan. 25, a six-week course on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Linda Blaize at 635-8875.
       - Black History Fair, Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organized by the African-American and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs.
       Fitness fundraiser. Donations are requested for new equipment for the fitness center in the lower level of the middle building (1620 W. Bijou St.) at the Community Center. With trainers on hand, the space is free and open to the public (except during holidays) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 7 p.m.
       The current equipment consists mainly of pieces left behind by the city in 2010 - when Woodmen took over management of the center - and those donated by the church in the years since then.

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