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


Monday, April 23
    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.

Tuesday, April 24
    6 p.m., City Transportation public meeting on planned traffic configuration changes for Walnut and Bijou streets, at First Wesleyan Church, 502 N Walnut St. 385-5481.

Wednesday, April 25
    7:30 p.m., Tejon Street Corner Thieves (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, April 26
    9-10:15 a.m. & 1-2:15 p.m., Little Wonders (“Springtime Flowers”) - nature activities/crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.
    4-5 p.m., Kindergarten Parent Workshop, in the library at Howbert Elementary, 1023 N. 31st St. Bring your child. 328-4241.
    5:30-7:30 p.m., Medicare 101 (explaining Medicare benefits and plans), free class by Area Agency on Aging, 14 S. Chestnut St. 471-2096.

Friday, April 27
    8 p.m., Big Sky (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., Johnny Graves and The Blue Waves (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, April 28
    10 a.m.-noon, “Geology of Bear Creek and the Pikes Peak Region,” in Active Adult Series – hike led by geologist Mark Izold, starting from Bear Creek Nature Center. $5. 520-6387.
    10:30-11:30 a.m., “Family Fun” - The Party People: Imagination Magic! in Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center. 634-1698.
    8 p.m., Lethal Lisa McCall Band (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., 40 oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, April 29
    6:30 p.m., Hillie Bill's Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Tuesday, May 1
    7 p.m., Coronado High Jazz Band concert in CHS auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St. 632-6932.

Wednesday, May 2
    7:30 p.m., Shaky Hand String Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, May 3
    7 p.m., Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band concert in CHS auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St. 632-6932.

Friday, May 4
    7:30 p.m., Jeremy Vasquez (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Austin Johnson 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., Tribe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, May 5
    9-10:30 a.m., "Water-Wise Landscape Design" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
    9-11 a.m., "Volunteer Morning" - help requested for outdoor upgrades at Bear Creek Nature Center. Ages 5+. Preregistration required. 520-6387.
    8 p.m., 3 of A Kind (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., Blue Frog Electric (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, May 6
    2-4 p.m., Westside Neighbors Fun Day - live music and games at Blunt Park, in the 2300 block of West Verijmo Avenue. Event organized by OWN and CONO CONO's “Neighbor Up Week.” 471-3105.
    6:00 p.m., Blue Frog w/ Special Guest David Jeffrey (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Wednesday, May 9
    6-7 p.m., "Winning Against Weeds" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
    7:30 p.m., Miss Tess and the Talkbacks (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, May 10
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club (“The Martian” by Andy Weir), at Westside Community Center. 385-7920 x100.
   
Friday, May 11
    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.
    8 p.m., Zach Charles Band (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.
    May 8-June 30, "The Secret Garden" – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
    Through June 17 (various weekend days), volunteer maintenance projects in Garden of the Gods, organized by Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Call for dates, times. Pre-registration necessary. 471-7736.
    Through Sept. 26 (various days), “water-wise” classes at Colorado Springs Utilities’ Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road. Call for dates, times. Reservations suggested. 668-8232.
    Through December, first Fridays (monthly), 5-8 p.m., Old Colorado City's ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating shops/galleries, some with artist demonstrations. 520-9494.
    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.
    Fourth Mondays (except May 29, 2018), 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.
    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.
    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, 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.
    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., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' Neighborhood Nurses Center, at Westside Community Center (middle building). 385-7920 x100. Medical information. 385-7920 x304.
    Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Westside Outreach Clinic (by appointment only), at Westside Community Center (middle building). 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, 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, 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, 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.
    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.
    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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