Westside Briefs:
Garman to give presentation on his career

       Old Colorado City sculptor and business owner Michael Garman, now 75, will discuss his half-century career in a free presentation at the Old Colorado City Library Friday, May 24 from 4 to 5 p.m.
       According to a press release, the event will use an audio-visual demonstration telling about “an early hitchhiking journey through Central and South America where he learned to sculpt [and] the streets of San Francisco, Dallas and Philadelphia as he honed his craft. And then discover how he built his masterpiece - Magic Town - a 3,000- square-foot sculptural theater that combines handmade sculpture with magical illusions.”
       Garman will also answer questions from the audience, the release states.
       Chicken coop tour
       The “Take-A-Peak Chicken Coop Tour” will offer 30 sites - about half of them on the Westside - for free visitations this Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       “This is the fourth year for this grassroots event for people interested in learning more about keeping backyard chickens in the Pikes Peak area,” a press release states.
       Tour maps are available at at Buckley's Homestead Supply, 1501 W. Colorado Ave., or at takeapeakcooptour.com.
       For more information, call Louise Conner at 597-5407.
       Monsanto film at IBEW
       The documentary film, “The World According to Monsanto,” will be screened Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the International Brother-hood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #113, 2150 Naegele Road.
       A minimum $5 donation is requested.
       All proceeds will benefit CMJF community radio.
       Monsanto is an international company that makes genetically modified food.
       For more information, call 291-9898.
       Highway 24 cleanup
       Scenic Colorado plans a clean-up of Highway 24 near Red Rock Canyon Saturday, May 18.
       Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the northwest corner of the highway at Ridge Road. Orange trash bags and vests from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be provided, a press release states. The work will last about an hour and a half.
       For more information, call 634-4468.

Westside Pioneer/press releases