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Thursday, Nov. 27
    All day, Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov. 28
    11 a.m.-4 p.m., first day of Santa in Bancroft Park cabin (continuing weekends till Christmas – see Ongoing). Sponsored by Old Colorado City Associates business group. $10 (includes photo). 440-0234.
    7-10 p.m., Ed Hureau & Promises (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Tumbling Dice (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Tribe (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.

Saturday, Nov. 29
    4-6 p.m., “Cookies and Caroling” – cookie decorations at Old Colorado City Library, then caroling at 5:30 during “Stroll” event in Old Colorado City. Free book for kids. 634-1698.
     5-8 p.m., Christmas Stroll – various live entertainment in Old Colorado City, sponsored by Old Colorado City Associates. 440-0234.
    7-10 p.m., Rob Landreath Quartet (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Mike Nelson (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Tumbling Dice (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Lost Junction (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.

Thursday, Dec. 3
    7:30 p.m., Out of Nowhere (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Friday, Dec. 5
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City (last of the season; next will be in April). 520-9494.
    5-8 p.m., “Bear Creek by Candlight” – live music & activities at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3 donation/$10 family. 520-6387.
    6:30-7:30 p.m., “Full Moon Hike” – fundraiser for the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center and the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Multiple guided hikes will be offered, leaving from Visitor Center, 1850 N. 30th St. Donations requested. 633-6884.
    9 p.m., Mighty King Snakes (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.

Saturday, Dec. 6
    8 p.m., Grant Sabin (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., day-of signups for Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club Old Colorado City hike, starting from Central Christian Church, 2002 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Preregistrations accepted. 632-9320.
    8 p.m., Jeffery Allen Band (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Westside Rhythm Kings (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.

Sunday, Dec. 7
    1-5 p.m. 20th annual Holiday Tour (benefit for Old Colorado City History Center, one of nine stops on self-guided tour of bed-and-breakfasts and other locations). $15 until Dec. 1, $20 after that. 636-1225.

Ongoing
    Through Dec. 31, “Heidi” - David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
    Weekends till Christmas, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa in Bancroft Park cabin (except extra day, Wednesday, Dec. 24, until 3 p.m.). Sponsored by Old Colorado City Associates business group. $10 (includes photo). 440-0234.
     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.
    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.
    Sundays, 8:30-11:30 p.m. (beginners class at 7:30), dance night organized by Front Range Swing and Blues at International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $5. 472-4243.
    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, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Neighborhood Nurse Center at Westside Community Center, 1616 W. Bijou St. (in cottage facing Bijou). 385-7920 x304.
    Mondays and 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 about the community publication's coverage of Westside news, 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 to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Space Foundation's Space Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. $10/some discounts. 576-8000.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., warmer-season hours for Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Health Walks, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St.
    Wednesdays, 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.
    Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Outreach Clinic - volunteer doctor providing free service to needy patients, at Westside Community Center, 1616 W. Bijou St. (in cottage facing Bijou). 385-7920 x304.
    Wednesdays and 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, 3-5 p.m., "OC3 Teen Advisory Board" - monthly teen meeting at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Saturdays, 7:30-11 p.m., dancing (with live big band, country, Latin, swing or polka music) at International Dance Club. $10. 633-0195.
   


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