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


Saturday, August 19
    9-10:30 a.m., National Honeybee Day Celebration - at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $4. Reservations suggested. 520-6387.
    10 a.m.-4 p.m., flea market/parking lot sale (fundraiser for diabetes), by Fraternal Order of Eagles #143, 1050 S. 21st St. $10 cost to have a table. 632-1934.     4:30-7:30 p.m., Atomic Fireballs (live music) in Sizzlin Saturday Concerts on Gold Hill Mesa Green, outside Exchange Builidng off Raven Mine Drive. 444-0330.
    6 p.m., Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo and Ned LeDoux (live music), at the Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. $15-55. 635-1101.
    7:30 p.m., The Squashers (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., George Duncan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Colorado Floyd (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, August 20
    9 a.m.-3 p.m., Old Colorado City Customs & Classics Car Show, by local car clubs along closed-off Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th streets. 329-4736.
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog w/Special Guest (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Wednesday, August 23
    7:30 p.m., Dirty Bourbon River Show (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Wednesday, August 23
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Nature's Fairies and Wizards”) - 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.
    5-6 p.m., "Tour of the XDG's Water Wise Neighborhood" - Colorado Springs Utilities xeriscape class at Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Rd. 668-8232.
    6 p.m., Buddy Gordon Sextet (live music), in Jazz in the Parks concert series, at Bear Creek Regional Park (21st Street &Argus Boulevard). 520-7529.
   
Thursday, August 24
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers ("Nature's Fairies and Wizards") - 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.
   
Friday, August 25
    6-9 p.m., Happy Trails BBQ at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Limited space. 520-6387.
    8 p.m., Family Elephant (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Steele Street (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., 40 oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, August 26
    4:30-7:30 p.m., Jockamo (live music) in Sizzlin Saturday Concerts on Gold Hill Mesa Green. 444-0330.
    7:30 p.m., Jeremy Vasquez (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Brickyard (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Steele Street (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Blue Frog (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, August 27
    Noon-2 p.m., Community Picnic – food, games, music and playground time capsule, at Westside Community Center. 385-7920 x100.
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog w/Caleb Powell (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Monday, August 28
    10-11 a.m., "Donuts and the Westside Pioneer" - monthly discussion about the community publication's latest news, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. All Pioneer readers welcome. 634-1698.

Tuesday, August 29
    6:30-8:30 p.m., Family Film Night: "Sing," at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
   
Wednesday, August 30
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“Burly Bears”) - nature activities/crafts for ages 2- 3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    5 p.m., USAF Academy Band Falconaires & Alumni Band (live music), in Jazz in the Parks concert series, at Bear Creek Regional Park (21st Street &Argus Boulevard). 520-7529.
   
Thursday, August 31
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders ("Burly Bears") - nature activities/crafts for ages 2- 3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
   
Friday, September 1
    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., Zach Charles & the Red (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.

Saturday, September 2
    4-5 p.m., "Chat & Chew" (Sept. Book Theme - Cats/Animals), teen program at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    4:30-7:30 p.m., Chris Daniels & the Kings (live music) in Sizzlin Saturday Concerts on Gold Hill Mesa Green. 444-0330.
    8 p.m., Cari Dell Trio (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Zach Charles & the Red (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
   
Monday, September 4
    1 p.m., Labor Day Vintage Base Ball game – Camp Creek Cloud Busters vs. Colorado All- Stars – at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Ranch open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ranch entry $8/down. 578-6777.
   
Friday, September 8
    8 p.m., Arch Hooks (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.

Saturday, September 9
    10-11:30 a.m., Sustainability Series (“Vermicomposting - Look who's coming to dinner!”) - presentation by Pikes Peak Permaculture Bear Creek Garden Association gardeners at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $4. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    8 p.m., 6035 (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    
Friday, September 15
    8 p.m., Soulsmith Unlimited (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
   
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 Sept. 9, “Tinker Yorkinee Spree’s Fantabulous Suitcase Circus” – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
    Through Aug. 19, Shakespeare at the Ranch, modernized live performance of "Much Ado About Nothing" by Theatreworks at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Call for dates, times. $30-$42. Reservations advised. 255- 3232.
    Through Aug. 10 (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. 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.
    Through December, first Fridays (monthly), 5-8 p.m., Old Colorado City's ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating shops/galleries, some with artist demonstrations. 520-9494.
    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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