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


Tuesday, May 3
    9 p.m., Jesse Cotton Stone (live music) at Alchemy, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887.
   
Wednesday, May 4
    6:30-8 p.m., "Planning before planting" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
    7:30 p.m., Texasota (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, May 5
    5-7 p.m., Mother's Day Craft for Teens at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    7 p.m., Pony Hunt with Chela Lujan (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, May 6
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City. 520-9494.
    7-10 p.m., Mistura Bela w/ Luke Trip (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Arch Hooks (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Ashley Tatum & Long Shot Revival (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Sweet Water Junkies (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, May 7
    4-5 p.m., Teens Talk Books (May theme - Things are getting real...) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
     7:30 p.m., Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596. 8 p.m., Trailer Park Casanovas (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    7-10 p.m., Jazz Island Trio (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Ashley Tatum & Long Shot Revival (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Dave Mensch (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Monday, May 9
    6 p.m., "James John Hagerman, the Early Years - From Port Hope to Colorado Springs" - presentation by David Martinek 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.

Tuesday, May 10
    9 p.m., Jesse Cotton Stone (live music) at Alchemy, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887.
   
Wednesday, May 11
    7:30 p.m., Jack Grelle (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, May 12
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club - discussing " Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). 385-7920 x100.

Friday, May 13
    7-10 p.m., John Wise Trio (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Lost Junction (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Jeffery Allen (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Johnny Graves & the Blue Waves (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, May 14
    10 a.m., dedication of dog memorial at Bear Creek Dog Park, South 21st and Rio Grande streets. 520-7529.
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Active Adults Nature Club (“Lawn Games & Social”) - at Bear Creek Regional Park, Pavilion 6. Reservations suggested. 520-6387.
    10:30-11:30 a.m., Walking Tour of Old Colorado City, led by staff of Old Colorado City Library (and leaving from there), 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    7-10 p.m., Casa Blanca (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    7:30 p.m., Country Wide (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Westside Rhythm Kings (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Jeffery Allen (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Colorado Floyd (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Wednesday, May 18
    7:30 p.m., The Last Revel (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, May 19
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“All Things Green”) - nature activities/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
   
Sunday, May 22
    7-11 a.m., “Bear Creek Spring Bird Count” - at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $5 donation for bird seed. All ages. Reservations suggested. 520-6387.
   
Wednesday, May 25
    7:30 p.m., Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue (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. (presentations, hikes, programs, exhibits). Fee for educational movie. Call for details. 219-0108.
    April 29-May 14 (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), “The Pilgrim’s Progress” – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for times, prices. 465-2492.
     April and May , volunteer workdays by Rocky Mountain Field Institute at Red Rock Canyon Open Space or the Garden of the Gods. Call for dates, times. Preregistration necessary. 471-7736.
    Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m, "Stitch-Wits" - socialize during a stitching project at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Call for info. 634-1698.
    Mondays, 7-11 p.m., Barrel House String Band (live music/jam session), at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.
    Mondays & Thursdays (through April 14), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., AARP tax assistance at Westside Community Center (east cottage), 1616 W. Bijou St. 385- 7920 x100.
    Mondays-Saturdays, Old Colorado City Library, with activities including presentations, instruction, meetings, tours and programs. Call for hours and info. 634-1698.
    Mondays-Fridays (also some nights and Saturdays), programs, services, classes, sports and meetings at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 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, 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.
    Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Space Foundation's Space Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive - space-oriented museum and activity center. First Saturdays: Special "Star Days" events. Includes traveling "Math Alive" interactive exhibit through April 30. Call for times, prices. $10/some discounts. 576-8000.
    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-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (warm-season hours), Old Colorado City History Center (museum/bookstore), 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    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.
     First Thursdays (March, April and June), 10 a.m., “Hiking Through History” – 2-mile loop of Garden of the Gods and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, guided by Rock Ledge interpreter Elizabeth Barber, starting from the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Donations accepted. Reservations required. 219-0108.
    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., Health Walks, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. 219-0108
    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.
    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). 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.
    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, 4-5 p.m., "Book Break" (adults reading aloud to children) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
     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.
    Fridays & Saturdays, live music at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. Call for bands, times. 520-9900.
    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 on northeast side of building with gymnasium, by main parking lot). 385-7920 x100.
    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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