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Wednesday, January 16
    6-8 p.m., Re-Imagine Waldo Canyon Planning Project meeting, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 385-7920 x100.
    7:30 p.m., JJ Murphy (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, January 18
    4:30-6:30 p.m., Joe Johnson (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave.632-2596.
    7-10 p.m., Jahida Esperanza (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., 40oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., George Duncan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., J.J. Murphy (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, January 19
    7-10 p.m., Marc Neihof Trio (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Family Elephant (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., George Duncan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Tinker Damn (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Wednesday, January 23
    10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m, Nature Explorers (“Who Hibernates Here”) - nature activities/puppet show or stories/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30 p.m., Feed the Dog (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, January 24
    10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Nature Explorers ("Who Hibernates Here") - nature activities/puppet show or stories/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.
    5-6:30 p.m., Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, at Alzheimer's Association Office 2315 Bott Ave. 800-272-3900.
   
Friday, January 25
    4:30-6:30 p.m., Joe Johnson (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    7-10 p.m., Barbara E. & Ed H. (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Starburn (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Jeffry Alan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Jinx Band 8 (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, January 26
    11 a.m.-1 p.m., Black History Fair, organized by African-American and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, at at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x132.
    7-10 p.m., Mike Maddux Jazz Quartet (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Lisa McCall Band (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Jeffry Alan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Westside Rhythm Kings (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Tuesday, January 29
    6:30-8:30 p.m., “Night Sky Photography Lecture” - presentation by Mike Pach at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $6. Preregistration required. 520-6387. BR>   
Wednesday, January 30
    10-11:15 a.m. & 1-2:15 p.m., Little Wonders ("Who's Here in Winter") - nature activities/crafts/hike for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30-10:30 p.m., Woodshed Red (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, January 31
    10-11:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“Who's Here in Winter") - nature activities/crafts/hike for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.

Friday, February 1
    4:30-6:30 p.m., Joe Johnson (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

8 p.m., George Duncan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Playin With Smoke (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Wednesday, February 13
    7:30-10:30 p.m., Willie Bean (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Ongoing
    Daily, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. - guided hikes (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.), fitness activities, presentations most days, exhibits, educational movie. Fee for movie and Gateway Adventure Series. Call for details. 634-6666 x0.
    Daily, Ghost Town Museum, 400 S. 21st St. Old West exhibits/activities. $7.50/discounts. Call for times. 634-0696.
    Mondays-Fridays (also some nights and Saturdays), programs, services, classes, sports and meetings at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. Fees in some cases. 385-7920 x100.
    Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Silver Key Connections Café (formerly Golden Circle) meals program for ages 60 and over, at Westside Community Center. $2.25 donation. Reservations needed before 2 p.m. the day before. 385-7920 x100.
    Mondays-Saturdays, Old Colorado City Library, with activities including storytimes, presentations, instruction, meetings, exhibits, film nights, tours and programs. Call for times, details. 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9-10 a.m., Silver Sneakers exercise program, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. Fee (covered by most Medicare plans). 385-7920 x100.
    Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., "Paws to Read" (kids read to dogs) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Tuesdays, 9 p.m., Jesse Cotton Stone (live music) at Alchemy, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, noon-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon; & Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., pickleball, all ages, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 385-7920 x100.
    Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' Neighborhood Nurse Center, at Westside CARES, 2808 W. Colorado Ave. Medical information, referrals. 389-0759 x110.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (winter hours), at Old Colorado City History Center museum/bookstore. 636-1225.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Space Foundation's Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, plus interactive youth programs. Admission includes continuing series: first Wednesdays, Homeschool Days (during school year); last Wednesdays; Family Star Party; and third Saturdays, Tesla's Toolbox. Check for special hours. Admission $10/down. 576-8000.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center. Outdoors info and displays. Programs for children and adults (typically requiring fees/reservations). 520-6387.
    Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Wellness Walk, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Register in lobby. 219-0108
    Wednesdays, 9:30-9:50 a.m. and 10:30-10:50 a.m., "Toddler Time" - activities for ages 1-2 with adult, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Westside Outreach Clinic (by appointment only), at Westside CARES, 2808 W. Colorado Ave. Primary health care for needy. 389-0759 x110.
    Second Wednesdays, 9 a.m., meeting of Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Board of Directors, in PPACG Conference Room, 15 S. 7th St. 471-7080.
    Second Wednesdays, 1 p.m., Pikes Peak RTA board meeting in PPACG Conference Room. 471-7080.
    Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Aiken Audubon monthly program - meeting and educational program at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. 520-6387. Preregistration required. All ages welcome. Call for topic 520- 6387.
    Thursdays, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., "Music and Movment" - activities for ages 2-3 with adult, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., Gallop in the Garden - 5K fun run, at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Register in lobby. 634-6666 x0.
    Thursdays, 7 p.m., “Music Jams!” - informal jam sessions organized by Black Rose Acoustic Society, at Westside Community Center’s Cottage A, off Bijou Street. $2 to participate. 385-7920 x100.
    First & third Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., dance classes (ballroom, swing, Latin, country, etc.) at International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. 633-0195.
    Second Thursdays, Tween Tech Club at the Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Fourth Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Old Colorado City Book Group, at Old Colorado City Library. Call for monthly book title. 634-1698.
    Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m., Crafts Unlimited - creative work with other crafters (free, but must bring own supplies), at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 385-7920 x100.
    Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., "Storytime" - reading/activities for ages 3 and up with adult, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Saturdays, 7:30-11 p.m., dancing (with live band playing varying musical styles, including big band, swing, country and polka) at International Dance Club. $10 non-members. Lessons available. 633-0195.
    Second Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, assisted bicycle repair opportunities at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access from alley off 17th Street). 385-7920 x100. 385-7920 x100.
    First Saturdays, 2 p.m., OCC Art and Wine Walk – 1-hour art demo at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., then gallery visit and wine-tasting. 634-1698.
    Third Saturdays, 3-5 p.m., "OC3 Teen Advisory Board" - teen group meeting at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    By Appointment, Museum for African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, at Westside Community Center (middle building). 385-7920 x132.
   


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