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


Tuesday, July 25
    6:30-8:30 p.m., Family Film Night: "Lego Batman," at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
   
Wednesday, July 26
    6 p.m., The Swing Connection with Laura Davis on vocals (live music), in Jazz in the Parks concert series, at Bear Creek Regional Park (21st Street &Argus Boulevard). 520-7529.
    7:30 p.m., Woodshed Red (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, July 27
    5:30-7 p.m., Lethal Lisa McCall Band (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 28
    8 p.m., Tribe (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Zac Charles and the Red (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, July 29
    7:30 p.m., When Particles Collide (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Cari Dell Trio (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Midnight Sun (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Vinyl Lust (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, July 30
    2:30-8:30 p.m., 13th annual Fiddles, Vittles & Vino (live music outdoors) in bluegrass festival with food/drink sampling, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $45 adults/$20 ages 13 and under ($5 more after July 23). 578-6777.
    6:30 p.m., Blue Frog w/Ryan Flores (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Wednesday, August 2
    7:30 p.m., Slings & Arrows (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, August 3
    5:30-7 p.m., West Side Rhthym Kings (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, August 4
    8 p.m., HTCR Band (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, August 5
    4-5 p.m., “Chat & Chew” (August Book Theme - Shoes), teen program at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    7:30 p.m., Ashleigh Caudill (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., Justus League (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
   
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.
   
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"; July 18-Aug. 26, “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.
    July 12-15, annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, at Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. Call for times, prices. 635-1101.
    July 27-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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