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


Wednesday, September 26
    7:30 p.m., CountyWide (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, September 27
    9-10:15 a.m. & 1-2:15 p.m., Little Wonders (“Great Grasshoppers!”) - 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, September 28
    8 p.m., Bullitt Breed (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., Zeta June (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, September 29
    4-7 p.m., Whitewater Ramble (live music - bluegrass), added show in summer "Music on the Mesa" series outside Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive. 633-2202.
    7:30 p.m., Joe Johnson (live music - Americana) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., 3 of A Kind (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., The Knight Beats (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Wednesday, October 3
    7:30 p.m., Roma Ransom (live music - Gypsy folk) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, October 5
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City. 520-9494.
    8 p.m., The Family Elephant (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Midnight Sun (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Soapdish (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, October 6
    9 a.m., breakfast fundraiser for Coronado High Homecoming Parade, by home-economics students in Bancroft Park. 328-3600.
    10 a.m., 38th annual Coronado High Homecoming Parade through Old Colorado City. 328-3600.
    10 a.m.-5 p.m., annual Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch. Activities, tours, games. $8/down. 578-6777.
    11 a.m. (or just after parade ends), annual Ice Cream Social – free servings while supplies last – honoring Andrew Carnegie, outside Old Colorado City’s Carnegie Library. 634-1698. 10 a.m., 38th annual Coronado High School Homecoming Parade through Old Colorado City. 328-3600.
    2-5 p.m., Bill Emery Band (brass septet) and 14-piece Stardust Jazz Orchestra performing for CoatFest2018 at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. $10 or donation. 385-7920 x100.
    8 p.m., Blue Frog (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Midnight Sun (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Redraw the Farm (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, October 7
    5 a.m.-noon, "Motorless Morning" at Garden of the Gods - only bikes, pedestrians power-driven mobility device and authorized shuttle buses allowed in city park. 385-5940.

Wednesday, October 10
    7:30 p.m., Hymn for Her (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, October 11
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club ("Uncommon Type: Some Stories" by Tom Hanks), at Westside Community Center. 385-7920 x100.
   
Friday, October 12
    11 a.m., “The Story of the Alexander Film Company” – presentation by Steve Antonuccio at Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. $5 for nonmembers. 636-1225.
    8 p.m., The Groove (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., Tejon Corner Street Thieves (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, October 13
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m., "Clean Sweep" – household hazardous-waste disposal, organized by El Paso County Environment Division, in parking lot behind the El Paso County Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Advance appointments required. 520-7878.
    10 a.m.-3 p.m., 4th annual Fossil Day at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Presentations, interactive activities. 219-0108.
    7 p.m., Bruce Hayes (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Big Sky (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., 40oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Monday, October 15
    5-7 p.m., "Legal and Financial Planning" workshop/class, at Alzheimer's Association Office, 2315 Bott Ave. 800-272-3900.

Wednesday, October 17
    7:30 p.m., Armchair Boogie (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, October 19
    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., Last Patrol (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, October 20
    10 a.m.-3 p.m., 14th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival in Colorado Square (north side of 2600 block of Colorado Avenue) and other activities sponsored by Old Colorado City Associates). 440-0234.
    8 p.m., Three Faces West (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., Be Positive (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 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.
    Aug. 24-Sept. 30, "Tinker Yorkinee Spree's Fantabulous Suitcase Circus" - David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for details. 465-2492.
    Through Aug. 18 (Wednesdays-Saturdays), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., normal summer-season hours for Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $8/down. Also special events. 578-6777.
    Through Sept. 26 (various dates), "water-wise" classes at Colorado Springs Utilities' Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road. Call for dates, times. Reservations suggested. 668-8232.
    Through Oct. 20 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmers’ Market in Bancroft Park. 574-1283.
    Through Oct. 20 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., crafters outside Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    Sept. 22-Nov. 4 (various weekend dates), volunteer maintenance projects in Garden of the Gods, organized by Rocky Mountain Field Institute. 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, Silver Key Connections Café 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.
    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 & Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., museum for African- American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, at Westside Community Center (middle building). 385-7920 x202.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    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, 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.-4 p.m. (summer 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, 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.
    Wednesdays & Thursdays, 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.
    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, 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.
    Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. ( through May), "Storytime" - reading/activities for ages 3 and up with adult, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City. 520-9494.
    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.
   


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