Westside Briefs:
Hill Climb presentation at History Center

       A presentation on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be at the Old Colorado City History Center Saturday, June 4.
       The speaker will be Don Sanborn, vice president of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Historical Association. The free program will start at 3 p.m.
       For two hours before that, a vintage Hill Climb race car and the association's staffed Mobile Museum will be in the History Center's parking lot, open to visitors.
       The center is owned and operated by the volunteer, non-profit Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS).
       Sanborn, his father and uncle have all raced in the Hill Climb. Don has served on the Hill Climb's Board for five years.
       The race was started 90 years ago, first promoted by Colorado Springs investor/ benefactor Spencer Penrose in 1916.
       For more information, call 636-1225.
       Monthly tours by library
       As part of its summer programming, the Old Colorado City Library will offer free walking tours the second Saturday of the month from June to September.
       Tours will start at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., and last roughly one hour. In case of rain, participants are invited to meet in the community room for a discussion and slideshow.
       No registration is required, but advance notice is requested for large groups. For more information, call 634-1698.

The Garden of the Gods is seen through an opening in a wooded portion of the city's recently purchased Section 16 Open Space.
Courtesy of Intemann Trail Committee

       Section 16 project June 4
       Up to 100 volunteers are being sought for the first workday on Section 16 since its purchase by the City of Colorado Springs' Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) program last winter.
       The project will be Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is timed to celebrate the annual National Trails Day and has been planned by the city in conjunction with different volunteer trail groups.
       According to Scott Abbott, city TOPS supervisor, the work will focus on improvements to the current steps on the Palmer/Red Rock Loop trail as it starts up from the Section 16 trailhead parking lot off Gold Camp Road. In the current alignment, the steps are too far apart and run-off from rains and snow are undercutting them, he said.
       Other than a few trails, Section 16 is an undeveloped 640-acre parcel above the Westside, next to the city's Red Rock Canyon and White Acres open space areas.
       People interested in helping June 4 are asked to contact Abbott at 385-6542.
       Guest leader at Satsang
       Joi Sharp, whose experience includes nine years in an ashram in India, will lead a Satsang (meeting in truth) Friday, June 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Celebration Conscious Living Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave.
       The cost is $15 per person.
       For more information, call 970-708-7131.

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