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Return of the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, the Palmer Lake Historical Society, Colorado Humanities, and the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District turn the Town of Palmer Lake back in time to the late 1890s as they present the Return of the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua.  The Chautauqua…

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Added by Al Walter on July 17, 2014 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Fourth Annual North Colorado Springs Rotary Club Miniature Golf Tournament on August 28, 2014

Now everyone can participate in a golf tournament that is fun, affordable and easy to play.

Proceeds from the mini golf tournament go to the good works of the North Colorado Springs Rotary Club here in the…

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Added by Rosanne Gain on July 17, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE

Imagine being 32 years old, never having seen a live fireworks display. Lindsay, a very sweet local woman who has severe cerebral palsy, has been confined to her host home family’s house, unable to join them for any events.

Though Lindsay’s caregiver received a 1996 Chevy van with operable wheelchair lift, the van will not run until the engine is rebuilt. Estimated parts/labor cost: $3500. 

Your assistance in obtaining donated parts/labor from qualified…

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Added by Cindy Powell on July 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

St. Mary's Sends 10th Consecutive Team to Forensics Nationals

Maintaining competitive longevity at the national level can be hard for high schools. St. Mary’s High School, though, has found the right formula and has proven its dedication to fielding a competitive speech and debate team. In June, SMHS sent a team of three to the National Speech and Debate Tournament, marking the school’s 10th year in a row to be represented on the national level. This year the competition was held in Overland Park, Kansas.



The three students representing the…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on July 16, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

FIGHT FRAUD – SHRED INSTEAD

        Start collecting your outdated financial documents and bring them to the FREE Fight Fraud - Shred Instead Event and food drive on Saturday, September 27, at the Black Forest Lutheran Church parking lot at 12455 Black Forest Road in Black Forest. This identity theft prevention event is provided from 9 AM to Noon as a community service.

        All documents will be professionally shredded on site.  All paper will be recycled.  Please limit what you bring to the…

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Added by Stan Beckner on July 15, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Artists invited to participate in the Canvases in the Cañon Art Fair on August 23

Local artists are invited to exhibit their art at Canvases in the Cañon Art Fair. The art show will be held in North Cheyenne Cañon Park from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Art show entries may be 2 or 3-dimensional pieces with a preferred focus of “Spectacular Scenes of the Pikes Peak Region.” Scenes of North Cheyenne Canon are of special interest to include in the show. Exhibit entry is free with 15%…

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Added by Rosanne Gain on July 15, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Learning from Nature as I Volunteer

Do you enjoy taking walks outside with friends, or watching a child’s face light up with wonder at the sight of a deer or a bird or a bee? Do you like to learn new facts about the plants, wildlife, and ecology of the Pikes Peak Region and the feeling you get helping others learn new ways to preserve and respect our natural world? If you do, consider becoming a volunteer at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers.

 

Whether it’s sitting at the Visitor’s…

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Added by Nancy Bernard on July 15, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Colorado College Student Named Project for Peace Winner

Nawar Sattar ’15 has been named a Davis Project for Peace award winner for the “Shaanti” Project, which seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues, particularly PTSD, in Bangladesh.

Sattar will receive $10,000 from Projects for Peace for his proposal to help those affected by the many disasters…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on July 15, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

County Commissioners Praise Waste Management's Efforts at Black Forest Community Picnic

It was June 11, 2013 and residents of Black Forest, CO were wishing it would rain. The homes and forest around them were burning and with temperatures pushing 100 degrees, it didn’t seem like it could come soon enough. Unfortunately, the rain didn’t appear and nine days later, the blaze was finally contained. The Black Forest Fire became the most destructive in Colorado history with more than 40,000 residents forced to evacuate, over 14,000 acres burned, at least 509 homes destroyed, and two…

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Added by Lara Rezzarday on July 11, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

WIZARD of OZ AUDITIONS

THE WIZARD of OZ auditions. The Sunrise Players of Sunrise Church announce auditions for this musical SUNDAY, August 17th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or MONDAY, August 18th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The show will be presented November 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2014.

Go to www.sunriseplayers.com for additional information and to sign up for an audition date and time, or call Bob…

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Added by Robert J. Armstrong on July 11, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Annual Colorado Springs Native American Festival and Traditional Powwow

The Palmer Lake Historical Society and One Nation Walking Together are sponsoring their annual one-day Native American Indian Festival and Traditional Powwow on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Freedom Financial Services EXPO Center, 3650 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907.  This…

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Added by Al Walter on July 9, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

CEP celebrates the history of egg production and today’s industry best practices

Colorado egg farmers and the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association proudly celebrate the history of eggs and egg production this summer by taking a crack at that age-old question – “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”. While the answer is hotly debated, one thing is certain: eggs and egg production have come a…

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Added by Colorado Egg Producers Assoc. on July 8, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Summer Fun as a Family

The taste of ice cold lemonade, the feeling of the cool grass between your toes, the sounds of children laughing, the smell of sunscreen and chlorine, and seeing your neighbors in their yards… ahh, summer time is finally here! It doesn’t matter your age or what your work schedule looks like, this time of year seems to bring out the fun in most of us. For our kids it is the break they have been looking forward to since New Year. For adults, it reminds us of our own youth and how carefree we…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on July 8, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Saturday Volunteers Help Beautify SMHS Property

There’s never a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why St. Mary’s High School parents are spending time on Saturdays this summer working to beautify the exterior of the school grounds.



So far there have been two beautification Saturdays held and there are two more scheduled. Parents will gather on July 19 and Aug. 2 to continue the work that was started in June.



The parents are removing tall shrubs, adding rocks and borders to rock beds, cleaning the brick,…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on July 8, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

1st Annual Black&White Benefit Gala for "Empowered Colorado" A Self-Image and Esteem Center

 

 First Annual Black & White Benefit Gala for “Empowered Colorado”…

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Added by empowered colorado on July 8, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

Special Kids Are ADVENTUROUS at City Rock!

Thanks to a generous grant to help pay for the cost to climb, City Rock, a local climbing center on Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, has given teens that attend Zach’s Place center an opportunity to try something a bit adventurous! City Rock’s “Yellow Team” is designed for kids with…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on July 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Celebrate SPECIAL at the SKSF 2nd Annual Octo8k Special RUN!

Special Kids Special Families will hold its 2nd Annual Octo8k/1k Special Run & Wheelchair Derby on Saturday, October 4th starting at 9am at the University Village Colorado at 5280 N Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs.  Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on July 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Discover Goodwill Seeks Volunteers to Lend a Hand and Change Lives

Discover Goodwill is looking for caring, service-minded volunteers to assist individuals with

aging issues and developmental challenges. Volunteer opportunities include classroom assistants, activity coordinators and transportation aides.
Lend us your…

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Added by Bradd Hafer on July 1, 2014 at 3:17pm — No Comments

2014 Picnic in the Pines

Benet Hill Monastery Announces Annual Fundraiser Event

Fifth annual Picnic in the Pines event scheduled to support the Benedictine Sisters’ mission.

Colorado Springs, CO, June 10, 2014-Benet Hill Monastery recently announced their fifth annual fundraiser event, Picnic in the Pines, will be held on their property on Saturday July 19, 2014. The picnic begins at 10:30 AM and ends at 2:30 PM. Admission ticket includes family-friendly entertainment plus an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch.…

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Added by Julie Armstrong on June 30, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

STOLEN HISTORY

Midst publicity of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, some of us who value the complete – not partial or stolen – local history want to tell of the now ignored and stolen history of that hill climb that originated in Colorado City and not Colorado Springs.



It was the legendary Unser family whose parents Marie and Louis came to America in 1909 and settled in Colorado City above the Borst Meat Market which building is today above the Squash Blossom Art Gallery at 2431 West Colorado Ave. Louis…

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Added by Dave Hughes on June 28, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

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