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


Tuesday, March 31
    6:30 p.m., Family Film Night: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    
Wednesday, April 1
    4:30 to 6:30 p.m., volunteer training/orientation at Catamount Institute, 740 W Caramillo St. RSVP requested. 471-0910.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., meeting by City Office of Emergency Management on Camp Creek flood-risk issues, at Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 N. 30th St. 385-5957.
    7:30 p.m., Jim & Shannon (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Thursday, April 2
    6:30 p.m., "Westside Sing" - annual combined performance by Westside elementary, middle school and high school choirs in the Coronado High auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St. 328-5500.
   
Friday, April 3
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City. 520-9494.
    8 p.m., 40oz. Freedom Fighters (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., Arch Hooks (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Saturday, April 4
    9-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m., "Chocolate Bunny Walk and Egg Hunt" - rabbit presentation and candy egg hunt at Bear Creek Nature Center. Ages 2-10 with adult. $7. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    9 a.m., "Westsiders Club" - get-together at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 229-7391/640-2093.
    10 a.m.-1 p.m., April Stools Day - cleanup led by Friends of Bear Creek Dog Park. Volunteers welcome. 520-5098.
    7:30 p.m., Justus League (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Tribe (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., Ben and the Wayfarers (live music - album release) at the Loft MusicVenue, 2506 W. Colorado Ave. #C. $5. 445-9278.
    9 p.m., Slightly Bent (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Monday, April 6
    5:30-9pm - Spring Art & Craft Show + Benefit Raffle at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Wednesday, April 8
    7:30 p.m., Woodshed Red (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Thursday, April 9
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club - discussion of "The Girls of Atomic City: the Secret History of the Women Who Built WWII's Most Powerful Weapon," by Denise Kiernan at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 385-7920 x100.
   
Friday, April 10
    11 a.m., “EUREKA – Surprises from our Collection Department” – program by Diane Karlson about unusual items in the Old Colorado City Historical Society museum, at Old Colorado City History Center. $5. 636-1225.
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (winter hours), Old Colorado City History Center (museum/bookstore), 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    8 p.m., 6035 (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Exit West (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Wayne Wilkinson Trio (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Saturday, April 11
    10 a.m., “Fermentation” – food-preservation demonstration led by Hungry Chicken Homestead, in Sustainability Series at Bear Creek Nature Center. $10. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30 p.m., Grant Sabin (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Street Corner Gypsy (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Exit West (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Mule Train Express (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.

Ongoing
    Through March 29, “Oliver Twist” - David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
    Mondays, 7-11 p.m., Barrel House String Band (live music/jam session), at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727.
    Monday-Saturday, 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-Friday 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.
    Monday-Friday, 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.
    Monday, 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.
    Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' Neighborhood Nurses Center, 1616 W. Bijou St., part of Westside Community Center (in cottage facing Bijou). Medical information. 385-7920 x304.
    Through April 13, Monday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free tax-preparation assistance, especially for ages 60 and over, at 1616 W. Bijou St., part of Westside Community Center (in cottage facing Bijou). 502-1281.
    Monday & Friday, 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 Monday, 10-11 a.m., "Donuts and the Westside Pioneer" - 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, noon, Garden of the Gods Rotary meeting at Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Reservations requested. Cost of lunch. 930-6765.
    Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (winter hours), Old Colorado City History Center (museum/bookstore), 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Space Foundation's Space Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. $10/some discounts. 576-8000.
    Tuesday & Thursday, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesday, 9 a.m., Health Walks, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. 219-0108
    Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.; and 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.
    Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Westside Outreach Clinic in Penrose-St. Francis Neighborhood Nurses Center, 1616 W. Bijou St., part of Westside Community Center (in cottage facing Bijou). Volunteer doctor providing free care to needy. By appointment. 385-7920 x304.
    Wednesday & Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (ages 1-2) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Second Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 1 p.m., Pikes Peak RTA board meeting in PPACG Conference Room. 471-7080.
    Second & fourth Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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.
    Thursday, 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.
    Thursday-Saturday, live music at Motif Jazz Club, 2432 W. Cucharras St. Reservations recommended. Call for bands, times. 635-5635.
    Friday & Saturday, live music at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. Call for bands, times. 520-9900.
    Third Saturday, 3-5 p.m., "OC3 Teen Advisory Board" - teen group meeting at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Saturday, 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.
   


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