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


Wednesday, September 20
    7:30 p.m., Grant Sabin (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, September 21
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Mule or Whitetail?”) - 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, September 22
    8 p.m., Psychedelegates (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Soapdish (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, September 23
    8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fire-preparedness event focused on home smoke alarms, presented by American Red Cross at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. Pre- register to volunteer or have alarm installed. 785-2767.
    10 a.m.-5 p.m., 8th annual Intertribal Powwow, featuring American Indian dancing, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $8/ down. 578-6777.
    4:30-7:30 p.m., Big Jim Adam and Friends (live music) in Sizzlin Saturday Concerts on Gold Hill Mesa Green. 444-0330.
    6-8 p.m. (at time intervals), Haunted Histories of Old Colorado City – “ghosts” of historical figures tell their stories – self-fundraiser by the Old Colorado City Historical Society at Fairview Cemetery, $20/also group rates. Reservations necessary. 636-1225.
    7:30 p.m., Mike Maddux & the Headliners (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., 40oz Freedom Fighters (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.
    9 p.m., B Sides (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Monday, September 25
    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.

Tuesday, September 26
    6:30-8:45 p.m., Kid's Movie Night: “Beauty and the Beast,” ages to 13 with adult, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. (719) 884-9800 EXT 6308.

Wednesday, September 27
    7:30 p.m., Henhouse Powlers (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, September 28
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“Oh, Deer!”) - nature activities/crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    11:30-1 p.m., Old Colorado City Book Club - discussing "Like Water for Chocolate," by Laura Esquivel at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    6-8 p.m., Bear Creek Regional Park Celebration – food/drink opportunity to meet friends group volunteers at Bear Creek Nature Center. 520-6983.

Friday, September 29
    8 p.m., Justus League (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Atomic Fireballs (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Dave Mensch (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, September 30
    9-10:30 a.m., Tree Walk – guided 1-mile hike identifying trees, at Bear Creek Nature Center. $4. Prepaid reservations required. 520-6387.
    4:30-7:30 p.m., Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys (live music) in Sizzlin Saturday Concerts on Gold Hill Mesa Green. 444-0330.
    7:30 p.m., Brian Ernst (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Ashtonz (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Atomic Fireballs (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. 649-5953.

Monday, October 2
    6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday Musings - lecture about the 10th Mountain Division by historian Ret. Col. Tom Duhs at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.

Tuesday, October 3
    4:30-6 p.m., p.m., public meeting on city-proposed ballot issue for stormwater fee, at Westside Community Center (in Hughes Hall), 1628 W. Bijou St. District 3 City Councilmember Richard Skorman and Mayor John Suthers scheduled to attend. 471-3105.
   
Wednesday, October 4
    7:30 p.m., JJ Murphy Quartet (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
   
Friday, October 6
    8 p.m., Starburn (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, October 7
    8 p.m., Dallas Alley (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.
   
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 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.
    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, off Bijou Street. $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.
    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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