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


Tuesday, June 27
    6:30-8:30 p.m., Family Film Night: "Moana," at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
   
Wednesday, June 28
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Nocturnal Nature”) - nature activities/puppet show or stories/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., New Horizons Small Jazz Ensemble (live music), in Jazz in the Parks concert series, at Bear Creek Regional Park (21st Street &Argus Boulevard). 520-7529.
    7:30 p.m., Hooten Hollers (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, June 29
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“Tiny Tadpoles”) – nature activities/ crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    5:30-7 p.m., Eric Boa and the Constrictors (live music), in "Paint the Town Blue" summer series by the Pikes Peak Blues Community, in Thorndale Park at Uintah Avenue and 24th Street. 290-7190.

Friday, June 30
    10:30-11:30 a.m., “Summer Morning Fun: Cool Tunes for Kids” – program for children by Eric Herman (includes live music) – Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 634-1698.
    Noon-4:30 p.m. (approximately), Stage 7 of Mavic Haute amateur bicycle road race, mostly using Westside streets and with start/finish at Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th Street & Gateway Road. 634-7333.
    8 p.m., Westside Rhythm Kings (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., A MAC & the Height (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, July 1
4-5 p.m., “Chat & Chew” (July Book Theme - Nerdy), teen program at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    7:30 p.m., Second Hand Street Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Soulsmith Unlimited (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634- 9309.
    9 p.m., Big Time Rascals (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, July 2
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog w/Marlin & Derek Gray (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Tuesday, July 4
    10 a.m.-5 p.m., “Family Fourth” – including historical reenactors and patriotic music, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 30th Street & Gateway Road. $8/discounts. 578-6777.
   
Wednesday, July 5
    7:30 p.m., Boxcar Bandits (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, July 6
    5:30-7 p.m., The Verdict (live music), in "Paint the Town Blue" summer series by the Pikes Peak Blues Community, in Thorndale Park at Uintah Avenue and 24th Street. 290-7190.

Friday, July 7
    10:30-11:30 a.m., “Summer Morning Fun: Drum Safari” – program for children by Drum Safari (includes live music/learning concepts) – Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 634-1698.
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City. 520-9494.
     8 p.m., Arch Hooks (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.

Saturday, July 8
    10:30-11:30 a.m., Walking Tour of Old Colorado City, led by staff of Old Colorado City Library (and leaving from there), 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Anyone welcome. 634-1698.
    7:30 p.m., The Vogts Sisters (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Trick (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., Blue Frog (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, July 9
    6:30 p.m., Kraig Kenning (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Monday, July 10
    6 p.m., "Peak Range Riders, an Integral Part of Our Western Heritage" - presentation by Greg Budwine at meeting of Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners at Masonic Hall, 1130 Panorama Drive. $17 (includes dinner). Reservations requested by Friday prior. 473-0330.

Wednesday, July 12
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Sun Power!”) - nature activities/puppet show or stories/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    2-3 p.m., “Nature Storytime,” story and craft presented by a PPLD staff member, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. All ages. 520-6387.
    6 p.m., New Horizons Kick Band (live music), in Jazz in the Parks concert series, at Bear Creek Regional Park (21st Street &Argus Boulevard). 520-7529.
    7:30 p.m., Locust Honey (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, July 13
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Sun Power!”) - nature activities/puppet show or stories/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 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 - discussing “The Summer Before the War,” by Helen Simonson, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). 385-7920 x100.
    5:30-7 p.m., Jeremy Vasquez (live music), in "Paint the Town Blue" summer series by the Pikes Peak Blues Community, in Thorndale Park at Uintah Avenue and 24th Street. 290-7190.

Friday, July 14
    10:30-11:30 a.m., "Summer Morning Fun: Pig Out on Reading with Farmer Minor" - program for children by Dinosaur Resource Center (includes exhibits) - Old Colorado City Library program at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 634-1698.
    8 p.m., Dallas Allen (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., Fishtank Piranhas (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, July 15
    7:30 p.m., Clem Hammond & the B3's w/Aaron Kelly Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Psychedelegate (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., Jon E. Boothe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, July 16
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog w/John Wise (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

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 July 7, "The Firebird" – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
    Through Aug. 17 (Thursdays), 5:30-7:30 p.m., "Paint the Town Blue" series - live blues bands, scheduled by the Pikes Peak Blues Community in Thorndale Park at Uintah Avenue and 24th Street. 290-7190.
    Through Aug. 19 (Wednesdays-Saturdays), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., normal summer-season hours for Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 30th Street & Gateway Road. $8/down. 578-6777.
    Through Aug. 23 (various days), xeriscape seminars at Colorado Springs Utilities’ Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road. Call for dates, times. Reservations suggested. 668-8232.
    Through Aug. 29 (Tuesdays), 6:30 p.m., Bat Walk program, at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations necessary. 219-0108.
    Through Oct. 28 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmers’ Market in Bancroft Park. 574-1283.
    Through Oct. 28 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., crafters outside Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    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.
    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.
     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.
    Tuesdays, 9 p.m., Jesse Cotton Stone (live music) at Alchemy, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887.
    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, including programs geared for youth. Museum and activity center. Special activities for monthly Star Days. $10/discounts. 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, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesdays, June 7-July 19, 4-6 p.m., seven weeks of Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Math (STREAM) summer program for teens, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak. 634-1698.
    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., Westside Outreach Clinic in Penrose-St. Francis Neighborhood Nurse Center, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). By appointment only. 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 (starting in January), 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, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (ages 1-2) 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. $2 to participate. 385-7920 x100.
    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.
    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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