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    NOTE: Events listed are free unless a fee is shown.


Saturday, April 29
    7:30 p.m., Edith Makes a Paperchain (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Family Elephant (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., Vinyl Lust (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, April 30
    1-4 p.m., “Taste of OCC” – live music/food & drink sampling fundraiser for Bancroft Park, organized by Old Colorado City Foundation in Bancroft Park. $30 advance, $35 at gate. 440-0234.

Monday, May 1
    7:30-9:30 p.m., "Star Party" - night-sky viewing opportunity with Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, in parking lot of Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Weather dependent. 634-666 x0.

Tuesday, May 2
    7 p.m., concert by Coronado High Jazz Band, at Coronado auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St. 328-3600.

Wednesday, May 3
    7:30 p.m., Delta Sonics (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Thursday, May 4
    5-7 p.m., Teen Movie Night: “Doctor Strange,” at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    7 p.m., concert by Coronado High Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band, at Coronado auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St. 328-3600.

Friday, May 5
    8 p.m., Jam Factor (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., Mule Train Express (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, May 6
    11 a.m.-2 p.m., “Great Spring Cleanup” at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. - volunteers welcome to help with outdoor/indoor work as part of "Neighbor Up" Week by Council of Neighbors and Organizations. 471-3105.
    4-5 p.m., “Chat & Chew” (May Book Theme - Magic), teen program at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    8 p.m., George Duncan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Justus League (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, May 7
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Monday, May 8
    6 p.m., "A Not-So-New Open Space: 65 Million Years in the Making" - presentation by Jackie Hilaire, at meeting of Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners at Masonic Hall, 1130 Panorama Drive. $17 (includes dinner). Reservations requested by Friday prior. 473-0330.

Wednesday, May 10
    7:30 p.m., J. Miller Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, May 11
    5-6:30 p.m., Mother's Day Craft for Teens at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.

Friday, May 12
    11 a.m., “Cowboy Music from History” – presentation/performance by Keith Franzen (aka “Major Pikes Pete”), at Old Colorado City History Center. $5. 636-1225.
    8 p.m., Arch Hooks (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Atomic Fireballs (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Ian Gott with Blue Frog (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, May 13
    9 a.m.-3 p.m., PPD NMRA Train Show and Swap Meet, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N 20th St. $5 (12 and under free). 591-9470.
    7:30 p.m., Super Saturated Sugar Strings (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Lost Junction (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Atomic Fireballs (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.

Sunday, May 14
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Wednesday, May 17
    7:30 p.m., Grass It Up (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, May 19
    8 p.m., 40 oz. Freedom Fighters (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., Tinkers Damn (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, May 20
    10 a.m.-5 p.m, first day of two-day annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show by Pikes Peak Whittlers at Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $3/down. 590-8694.
    1-2 p.m., OC3 Teen Fandom Club: “The Office” at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    8 p.m., Last Patrol 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., Grant Sabin Juke Joint Highball (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

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. Call for details. 634-6666 x0.
    May 2-July 7, "The Firebird" – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
     Through June 25 (various weekend days), volunteer maintenance projects in Garden of the Gods, organized by Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI). Call for dates, times. Pre-registration necessary. 471-7736.
    Mondays-Fridays (also some nights and Saturdays), programs, services, classes, sports and meetings at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access parking lot from 17th Street). Fees in some cases. 385-7920 x100.
    Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon, 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 & Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' Neighborhood Nurses Center, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). Medical information. 385-7920 x304.
    Mondays & Fridays, 1-3 p.m., table tennis, all ages, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 385-7920 x100.
     Fourth Mondays, 10-11 a.m., "Donuts and the Westside Pioneer " – informal discussion with participation from Pioneer staff, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    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-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (winter hours), at Old Colorado City History Center museum/bookstore. 636-1225. Starting May 2 (summer hours), 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Space Foundation's Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, including programs geared for youth. Museum and activity center. Special activities for monthly Star Days. $10/discounts. 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.
    First & third Tuesdays, 2-2:30 p.m., "Music & Movement" for 2-3 year olds and adult at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.; & Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., pickleball, all ages, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 385-7920 x100.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Wellness Walk, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Register in lobby. 219-0108
    Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Westside Outreach Clinic in Penrose-St. Francis Neighborhood Nurse Center, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). By appointment only. 385-7920 x304.
    Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (ages 1-2) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    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 & fourth Wednesdays (starting in January), 7-8:30 p.m., “Great Decisions” - discussion group on international affairs, at Old Colorado City Library. Optional cost for reference book. 634-1698.
    Third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists meeting at the 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.
    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, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Crafting Unlimited - creative work with other crafters (free, but must bring own supplies), at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 385-7920 x100.
    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.
    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.
   


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