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Saturday, November 17
    8 a.m., “Saturday Morning Bird Stroll” - nature hike for ages 5 and up with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $4. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.
    10 a.m., "Bear Aware" progam at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. All ages. 520-6387.
    6:30-9:30 p.m., Rocco Williams Trio (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    7:30 p.m., Chauncy Crandall (live music) 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., Tejon Street Corner Thieves(live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, November 18
    3-4 p.m., “Colorado Waterfalls and Hot Springs” – presentation by Susan Joy Paul at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations required. $5. 634-6666 x0.

Tuesday, November 20
    11 a.m., “Local Wild Turkeys” – presentation by Bret Tennis at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations required. $5. 634-6666 x0.

Wednesday, November 21
    9-10:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m., Nature Explorers (“Migratory Story”) - nature activities/puppet show or stories/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30 p.m., Chauncy Crandall (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, November 22
    All day, Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23
    5:30-7:30 p.m., Black Friday Full Moon Hike (including telescopes on route), starting from Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations required. $5 advance/$10 at door. 634-6666 x0.
    8 p.m., Lethal Lisa McCall (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Tribe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, November 24
    11 a.m.-4 p.m., and about 5-8 p.m., Old Colorado City Associates’ Santa Claus at 2725 W Colorado Ave. (continuing weekends till Christmas – see Ongoing). $10 if photo taken. 471-8200.
    3-5 p.m., “Cookies and Carols” – cookie decorating at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., followed by OCC caroling. 634-1698.
    5-8 p.m., Christmas Stroll – street performers in Old Colorado City. Sponsored by OCCA. 471-8200.
    5 p.m., Active Adults Series ("Full Moon Stroll") - guided walk at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $6. Preregistration required. Adults only. 520-6387.
    8 p.m., Professor M (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., Dave Mensch (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Monday, November 26
    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.

Wednesday, November 28
    9-10:15 a.m. & 1-2:15 p.m., Little Wonders (“Life Under Leaves") - 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.
    7:30 p.m., CountyWide (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, November 30
    8 p.m., Dallas Alley (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., 40oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, December 1
    7:30 p.m., Easy Morning Rebel (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Starburn (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., Zeta June (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, December 2
    2-4 p.m., Holiday Bazaar – live music (Pikes Peak Jazz Ensemble), craft fair and refreshments, at Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.

Monday, December 3
    5-7 p.m., "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters" class, at Alzheimer's Association Office, 2315 Bott Ave. 800-272-3900.

Wednesday, December 5
    7:30 p.m., Grassfed (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, December 7
    5-8 p.m., Bear Creek by Candlelight – refreshments, lighted walks, live music, Santa and crafts at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $5. 520-6387.

8 p.m., Big Sky (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Blue Frog (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, December 8
    8 p.m., Cari Dell Trio (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., The B Sides (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, December 9
    5:30 p.m., "Tour de Lights" - informal ride through Old Colorado City on bicycles decorated with lights. Leave from Trails End Taproom, 3103 W. Colorado Ave. Front and back lights required. 428-0080.

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.
    Through Dec. 5, “A Christmas Carol”; Dec. 14-31, “The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas” – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for details. 465-2492.
    Weekends, Nov. 24 to Dec. 23; plus Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (till 3 Dec. 24) , Old Colorado City Associates’ Santa Claus, 2725 W Colorado Ave. $10 if photo taken. 471-8200.
    Mondays-Fridays (also some nights and Saturdays), programs, services, classes, sports and meetings at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. Fees in some cases. 385-7920 x100.
    Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Silver Key Connections Café (formerly 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 & Fridays, 9-10 a.m., Silver Sneakers exercise program, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. Fee (covered by most Medicare plans). 385-7920 x100.
    Fourth Mondays (except December), 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, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, noon-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon; & Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., pickleball, all ages, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 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, 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.
    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.
    Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Aiken Audubon monthly program - meeting and educational program at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. 520-6387. Preregistration required. All ages welcome. Call for topic 520- 6387.
    Thursdays, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., "Music and Movment" - activities for ages 2-3 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, 9-11:30 a.m., Crafts Unlimited - creative work with other crafters (free, but must bring own supplies), at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 385-7920 x100.
    Fridays, 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.
    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.
    By Appointment, Museum for African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, at Westside Community Center (middle building). 385-7920 x132.
   


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