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


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

Thursday, December 8
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club - discussing "Benediction,” by Kent Haruf, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). 385-7920 x100.
   
Friday, December 9
    8 p.m., Three-of-a-Kind (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634- 9309.
    8 p.m., Joking Mojo (live music) at the Buzz, 734 N. 19th St. 632-4282.
     8 p.m., George Duncan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632- 6932.
    8 p.m., A-MAC DZ (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649- 5953.

Saturday, December 10
    7 p.m., Tribe (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900. 8 p.m., Family Elephant (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., Last Patrol (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649- 5953.

Monday, Dec. 12
    6 p.m., "The National Western Stock Show, 111 Years Strong" - presentation on the popular Denver event by Keith Fessenden 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, December 14
    10-11:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Reindeer, Elk & Moose”) - nature activities/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
   
Thursday, December 15
    10-11:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Reindeer, Elk & Moose”) - nature activities/crafts/hike for ages 4-5 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Old Colorado City Book Group, discussing “Claire of the Sea Light,” by Edwidge Danticat at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
   
Friday, December 16
    8 p.m., Westside Rhythm Kings (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Jeffry Alan (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. 649-5953.

Saturday, December 17
    8 a.m.-1 p.m., Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Meet at Bear Creek Nature Center. $5 donation for bird seed. 520-6387.
    10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jingle Bell Walk & Pictures with Santa Paws - fundraiser for Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers and Friends of Bear Creek Dog Park at Dog Park, 21st Street at Rio Grande. $5. 520-6387.
    4-8 p.m., “Holiday Evening” – live music, 1800s-style Santa and other period activities, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $8/down. 577-6777.
     8 p.m., 40oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Jeffry Alan (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Jinx Band (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649- 5953.

Sunday, December 18
    3 p.m., Pikes Peak Philharmonic, with Coronado High School choirs, at Coronado Auditorium, 1590 W. Filllmore. $10/discounts. 685-6468.

Ongoing
    Daily, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. (presentations, hikes, programs, exhibits). Fee for educational movie. Call for details. 219-0108.
    Through Dec. 31, “The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas" (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for times, prices. 465-2492.
     Through November (various dates), 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (typically), volunteer workdays by Rocky Mountain Field Institute repairing erosion problems in the Garden of the Gods. Pre-registration necessary. 471-7736.
    Weekends to Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (till 3 Dec. 24) Santa in Bancroft Park cabin, $10 to see Santa (includes photo). Sponsored by OCCA – along with random weekend street entertainment in Old Colorado City. 440-0234.
    Mondays-Fridays (also some nights and Saturdays), programs, services, classes, sports and meetings at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 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, 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 (except December), 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. (warm-season hours), Old Colorado City History Center (museum/bookstore), 1 S. 24th St. 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 Oct. 28-29 & Dec. 3. $10/discounts. 576-8000.
    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 & Thursdays, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Health Walks, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. 219-0108
    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.
    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). 385-7920 x304.
    Wednesdays & 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, 4-5 p.m., "Book Break" (adults reading aloud to children) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
     First & third Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., dance classes (ballroom, swing, Latin, country, etc.) at International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. 633-0195.
    Second Thursdays, Tween Tech Club at the Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    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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