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


Monday, February 27
    10-11 a.m., "Donuts and the Westside Pioneer" - informal discussion about the community publication's current news, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.

Friday, March 3
    10 a.m., "History of Climbing in the Garden of the Gods" - presentation/hike led by Stewart Green, in Gateway Adventure Series at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations required. $5. 219-0108.
    8 p.m., Starburn (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Ashley Tatum & Long Shot Revival (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Johnny Graves & the Blue Waves (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Wednesday, March 1
    6-7:30 p.m., “Same Tree, Different Day” - multimedia presentation by Mike Pachat Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $5. Reservations required. 520-6387.
   
Saturday, March 4
    4-5 p.m., “Chat & Chew” (March Book Theme - Mythology), teen program at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    8 p.m., Big Sky (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Ashley Tatum & Long Shot Revival (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Jon E. Boothe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Thursday, March 9
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club – discussion of "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” by Erik Larson, at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). 385-7920 x100.
    6-8 p.m., town hall meeting, hosted by board of Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN), at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. Public welcome. 385-7920 x100.
   
Friday, March 10
    8 p.m., Last Patrol Band (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Exit West (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Arch Hooks (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, March 11
    2-3 p.m., Teen Tech Week: Robotics at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    3 p.m., "Introduction to Astronomy" - presentation by Hal Bidlack and the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, in Gateway Adventure Series at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations required. $5. 219-0108.
    8 p.m., Cari Dell Trio (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Exit West (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Justus League (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Ongoing
    Daily, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. (programs, hikes, fitness activities, theater, exhibits). Fee for educational movie. Call for details. 219-0108.
    Through Feb. 22, "Oliver Twist" – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
     Through April 12, Mondays & Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free tax-preparation assistance, especially for ages 60 and over, at 1616 W. Bijou St., part of Westside Community Center (in cottage facing Bijou). 502-1281.
    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-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.-2 p.m. (winter 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, 9 a.m., Health Walks, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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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