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


Wednesday, June 20
    7:30 p.m., Second Hand Street Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, June 21
    5:30-7 p.m., BJ Estares and Route 61 (live music), in annual "Paint the Town Blue" summer series by Pikes Peak Blues Community, at Thorndale Park (Uintah and 24th streets). 290-7190.
   
Friday, June 22
    10:30-11:30 a.m., “Alpacas” – focus on that animal in Old Colorado City Library Summer Fun children’s program at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 634-1698.
    7:30 p.m., Brian Ernst (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    8 p.m., 6035 (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Steel Street (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Tribe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, June 23
    7 p.m., Stephen Brooks Group (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Lost Junction (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Steel Street (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Johnny Graves and the Blue Waves (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, June 24
    6 p.m., Blue Frog with Roma Ransom (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Monday, June 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.

Wednesday, June 27
    6-8 p.m., New Horizons Kicks Band (live music), in Concerts in the Parks -a Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society series - at Bear Creek Regional Park (21st Street &Argus Boulevard). 520-6977.
    7:30 p.m., Ashleigh Caudill (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, June 28
    5:30-7 p.m., Eef & The Blues Express (live music), in "Paint the Town Blue" at Thorndale Park, at Thorndale Park (Uintah and 24th streets). 290-7190.
   
Friday, June 29
    Noon-2 p.m. (approximately), riders in Stage 7 of Mavic Haute Route Rockies amateur bicycle event passing through Garden of Gods. 231-9390.
    7:30 p.m., Jeremy Vasquez (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., Ashley & Long Shot Revival (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., 40oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, June 30
    6:30-9:30 p.m., Old Dogs Band (live music) at Aerie Eagles Club # 143, 2150 S. 21st St. Snacks provided. $5 cover. 660-1358.
    8 p.m., Austin Johnson Band (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Ashley & Long Shot Revival (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.

Wednesday, July 4
    10 a.m.-5 p.m., “Family Fourth” – including historical reenactors and patriotic music, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off Gateway Road at 30th Street. $8/discounts. 578-6777.

Thursday, July 5
    5:30-7 p.m., West Side Rhythm Kings (live music), in "Paint the Town Blue" summer series by Pikes Peak Blues Community (PPBC) in Thorndale Park, Uintah Avenue and 24th Street. 290-7190.

Friday, July 6
    11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., library storytime led by Pikes Peak Library District and Bear Creek Nature Center staff with craft and walk/activity focusing on bears, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Preregistration required. 520-6387.
    5-8 p.m., First Friday ArtWalk - self-guided tour of participating galleries in Old Colorado City. 520-9494.
    7 p.m., Ben Cornilisen Quartet (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., 3 of A Kind (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Steel Street (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Jon E Boothe (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, July 7
    7 p.m., Jason Crowe Trio (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., The Family Elephant (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Steel Street (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., Rob Aldridge and the Proponents (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, July 8
    7 p.m., Max Moore Trio (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
   
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 June 17 (various weekend days), volunteer maintenance projects in Garden of the Gods, organized by Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Call for dates, times. Pre-registration necessary. 471-7736.
    Through June 30, "The Secret Garden" - David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
    June 2-Aug. 18 (Wednesdays-Saturdays), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., normal summer-season hours for Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $8/down. Also special events. 578-6777.
    June 9-Oct. 20 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmers’ Market in Bancroft Park. 574-1283.
    June 9-Oct. 20 (Saturdays), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., crafters outside Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    Through Sept. 26 (various days), “water-wise” classes at Colorado Springs Utilities’ Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road. Call for dates, times. Reservations suggested. 668-8232.
    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.
    Fourth Mondays (except May 29, 2018), 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, plus interactive youth programs. Admission includes continuing series: first Wednesdays, Homeschool Days (during school year); last Wednesdays; Family Star Party; and third Saturdays, Tesla's Toolbox. Check for special hours. Admission $10/down. 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.
    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, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., museum for African- American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, at Westside Community Center (middle building). 385-7920 x202.
    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., 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., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' Neighborhood Nurses Center, at Westside Community Center (middle building). 385-7920 x100. Medical information. 385-7920 x304.
    Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Westside Outreach Clinic (by appointment only), at Westside Community Center (middle building). 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 (through May 9), 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, 9:30-9:50 a.m. and 10:30-10:50 a.m., "Toddler Time" - activities for ages 1-2 with adult, 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.
    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.
    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.
    Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. ( through May), "Storytime" - reading/activities for ages 3 and up with adult, at 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.
    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.
    First Saturdays, 2 p.m., OCC Art and Wine Walk – 1-hour art demo at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., then gallery visit and wine- tasting. 634-1698.
    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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