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


Wednesday, July 8
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“What Makes a Mammal”) - nature activities/crafts for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30 p.m., Boxcar Bandits (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, July 9
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“Lovely Ladybugs”) - nature activities/crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club - discussion of “Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague,” by Geraldine Brooks at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 385-7920 x100.
    7:30-8:30 p.m., When Particles Collide (live music) at Jives Coffee Lounge, 16 Colbrunn Ct. 937-5483.
    7:30 p.m., Moses Jones (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.

Friday, July 10
    9-10:30 a.m., community discussion on local infrastructure, coordinated by Pikes Peak United Way at Gold Hill Police Station Community Room, 955 W. Moreno Ave. 457.1322.
    10:30-11:30 a.m., "Superhero Training Camp," in Summer Morning Fun – interactive children’s activity organized by Old Colorado City Library at Westside Community Center. 634-1698.
    7:30 p.m., Barbara Ernst w/ Ed Hareu (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
     8 p.m., Brickyard (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., Starburn (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Saturday, July 11
    10:30-11:30 a.m., Superhero Training Camp, in Summer Morning Fun – interactive children’s activity organized by Old Colorado City Library at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 634-1698.
    1-3 p.m., “Teddy Bear Picinic Party” - includes family hike, scavenger hunt and visit from Teddy Roosevelt at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $4. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30 p.m., Acme Bluegrass (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    7:30 p.m., Casa Blanca (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    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.
    9 p.m., 40 oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Sunday, July 12
    6:30 p.m., Kraig Kenning (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Wednesday, July 15
    4:30 & 5:30 p.m., "Tour of Tough Plants" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
     7:30 p.m., Tall Grass (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, July 17
    8 p.m., Joey Not Home (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Black Rose (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Jake Loggins (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Saturday, July 18
    Noon-2 p.m., 15th annual Westside Neighbors Picnic (BBQ with live music) by Organization of Westside Neighbors at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 471-4023.
    2-3 p.m., Sustainability Series (“Container Gardening”) - interactive program at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Ages 8+. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30 p.m., Big Sky (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., D-Day Invasion (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Black Rose (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., A Mac DZ (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Sunday, July 19
    1-3 p.m., Tunnel Tales and Self-Guided Tour of Old Colorado City” – includes stops at long-ago Colorado Avenue tunnel locations and “saloon girls” entertainment. Fundraiser for Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Reservations requested. $25. 636-1225.
    6:30 p.m., Miller & Gilmore + a Special Guest (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Ongoing
    Daily, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. (presentations, hikes, programs, exhibits). Fee for educational movie. Call for details. 219-0108.
    Through Sept. 11, “Adventures with Tom Sawyer” - David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
    July 8-11, annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, at Norris-Penrose Event Center, Penrose Stadium. Call for times, prices. 884-1199.
    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-Saturdays, various dates/times, computer-education classes at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. One-on-one opportunities also. Call for info. 634-1698.
    Mondays-Fridays, various dates/times, classes/programs at at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). Some free, some with fee. Call for info. 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. $10/some discounts. 576-8000.
    Fourth Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (except in May, when it will be Tuesday, the 26th), "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, noon, Garden of the Gods Rotary meeting at Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Reservations requested. Cost of lunch. 930-6765.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer hours), Old Colorado City History Center (museum/bookstore), 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    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.; & Friday, 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, 4:30-5:30 p.m., "Paws to Read" (kids read to dogs) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Thursdays-Saturdays, live music at Motif Jazz Club, 2432 W. Cucharras St. Reservations recommended. Call for bands, times. 635-5635.
    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.
    Saturdays through Oct. 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmers Market in Bancroft Park. 574-1283.
    Saturdays through Oct. 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., crafters outside Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.636-1225.
    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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