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


Wednesday, July 27
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Learning from Lorax”) - nature activities/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520- 6387.
    6 p.m., Barry Fagin & Friends (live music) in Bear Creek Regional Park, as part of Pikes Peak Jazz Society's Jazz in the Parks series. 632-6331.
     7:30 p.m., Woodshed Red (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, July 28
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“Flying Flowers: Butterflies!”) - nature activities/crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520- 6387.
    11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Old Colorado City Book Group, discussing “The Girl with Seven Names,” by Hyeonseo Lee at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    5:30-7:30 p.m., "Paint the Town Blue" series (Thursdays, June 9-July 28) - John Long (live music) in season finale at Bancroft Park. 641-3178.

Friday, July 29
    7-10 p.m., Collin Truesdale Jazz Trio (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Three-of-a-Kind (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Tumbling Dice (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, July 30
    10-11:30 a.m., “Creek Splash!” - at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $4. All ages. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    10 a.m.-noon, “Westside Summer Reading Party” – includes face painting, games and crafts in Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center. 634- 1698.
   7:30 p.m., Acme Bluegrass (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
     8 p.m., Day-D Invasion (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
   8 p.m., Tumbling Dice (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, July 31
    2:30-8:30 p.m. (note change in starting time), 12th annual Fiddles, Vittles & Vino (live music outdoors) in bluegrass festival with food/drink sampling, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $45 adults/$20 ages 13 and under ($5 higher after July 24). 578-6777.
     7:30 p.m., Blue Frog w/ Wayne Hammerstadt (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Tuesday, August 2
    6:30-8 p.m., Family Craft Night-C: for ages 7-12 with adult, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
   
Wednesday, August 3
    6 p.m., Academy Jazz Ensemble (live music), organized by Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society, in Bancroft Park. 632-6331.
     7:30 p.m., Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, August 5
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City. 520-9494.
    8 p.m., Lost Junction (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., Arch Hooks (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649- 5953.

Saturday, August 6
    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Active Adults Nature Club (“Tree ID Hike”) - at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $4. Reservations required. 520-6387.
     10 a.m.-noon, "Westside Summer Reading Party" - includes face painting, games and crafts in Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center. 634- 1698.
   4-5 p.m., Teens Talk Books (August theme - Oh, it's just the end of the world...) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
     8 p.m., Evergreen Grass Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Family Elephant (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., Dave Mensch (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. (presentations, hikes, programs, exhibits). Fee for educational movie. Call for details. 219-0108.
    Through Sept. 9 (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), “The Old Man and the Mermaid” – 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.
    9 p.m., Jesse Cotton Stone (live music) at Alchemy, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471- 0887.
    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.
    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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