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


Wednesday, May 24
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Cougars & Coyotes”) - nature activities/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    5-6 p.m., "Tour of Tough Plants at the XDG" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
    7:30 p.m., Malcom Lucard & the Vagamundo Orchestra (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Thursday, May 25
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“The Wide Mouthed Frog”) - nature activities/crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    11 a.m., The Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado Springs - presentation by Bowen Gillings, at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. $5. Reservations required. 634-666 x0.

Friday, May 26
    8 p.m., Jinx Band (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., Jon E. Boothe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, May 27
    10 a.m.-7 p.m., first day of three-day annual Territory Days street festival in Old Colorado City. 487-8005.
    8 p.m., Lethal Lisa McCall (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.
    9 p.m., Suga Bear & Show Time Band (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, May 28
    10 a.m.-7 p.m., second day of three-day annual Territory Days street festival in Old Colorado City. 487-8005.
    5-9 p.m., Be Positive (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Monday, May 29
    10 a.m.-7 p.m., second day of three-day annual Territory Days street festival in Old Colorado City. 487-8005. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., third day of three-day annual Territory Days street festival in Old Colorado City. 487-8005.
    4-8 p.m., Last Patrol (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Tuesday, May 30
    6:30-8:30 p.m., Family Film Night: “Secret Life of Pets,” at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
   
Wednesday, May 31
    7:30 p.m., Mo Lowda & the Humble (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, June 2
    10:30-11:30 a.m., “Summer Morning Fun: Three Wishes with Merry Andrew Afoot” – folk- tale enactment program for children by Leroy Leonard – Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 634-1698.
      8 p.m., Blue Frog w/ Dave'A Bear (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634- 9309.
    8 p.m., Zach Charles & the Red (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., One Hit Prophets (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, June 3
    10 a.m.-5 p.m., opening day/annual sheep-shearing day at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 30th Street & Gateway Road. $8/discounts. 578-6777.
    8 p.m., Austin Johnson (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634- 9309.
    8 p.m., Zach Charles & the Red (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Tribe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Wednesday, June 7
    6:30-8 p.m., "How to : 7 Steps to a Smart Yard" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
   
Thursday, June 8
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club - discussing “Our Solus at Night,” by Kent Haruf, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). 385- 7920 x100.
   
Friday, June 9
    10:30-11:30 a.m., “Summer Morning Fun: Take to the Skies with Wayne & Wingnut” – program for children by Wayne Francis (includes ventriloquism) – Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 634-1698.
    8 p.m., Brickyard (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., Johnny Graves & the Blue Waves (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, June 10
    9-10 a.m., "Renovate and Revive Your Landscape" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
    10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pollinator Festival - crafts, hikes, plant sale & pollinator-themed art show, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $6. All ages. 520-6387.
    10:15-11:15 a.m., "Tour of the XDG's Water Wise Neighborhood" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
    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. Anyone welcome. 634-1698.
    8 p.m., Cari Dell Trio (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., Stray Suns (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, June 11
    7 a.m., annual Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run/10K (using Garden streets and ending at Rock Ledge Ranch). $40-$70. 473-2625.
   
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.
    Daily, Ghost Town Museum, 400 S. 21st St. Old West exhibits/activities. $7.50/discounts. Call for times. 634-0696.
    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.
    Through July 7, "The Firebird" – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
     Through Aug. 23 (various days), xeriscape seminars at Colorado Springs Utilities’ Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road. Call for dates, times. Reservations suggested. 668-8232.
    June 3-Aug. 19 (Wednesdays-Saturdays), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., normal summer- season hours for Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 30th Street & Gateway Road. $8/down. 578-6777.
    June 10-Oct. 28 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmers’ Market in Bancroft Park. 574-1283.
    June 10-Oct. 28 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., crafters outside Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    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.-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, 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, June 7-July 19, 4-6 p.m., seven weeks of Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Math (STREAM) summer program for teens, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak. 634-1698.
    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.
    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.
    Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (ages 1-2) 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.
    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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