Westside Briefs:
Shriners host ‘Rachael’ car show fundraiser

       The Colorado Springs Shriners are sponsoring a fundraising car and motorcycle show Saturday, July 13.
       Free and open to the public, the event will be in the parking lot at the Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
       The beneficiaries will be the club's hospitals for children as well as Rachael's Ribbons of Hope Founda-tion, which seeks a cure for pediatric brain tumors. The foundation is named after Rachael Newton, who died six years ago of a brain tumor at age 14.
       There is a fee for people to show their vehicles. For more information, call 646-2234 or e-mail lynette@rachaelsribbonsofhope.org.
       The event will include vehicle judging, vendors, family activities, a cash bar and a cookout, a press release states.
       ArtWalk July 5
       Through July, Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., will feature works in sculptured silk by Marilyn Kirkman and bronze statues by Peggy Cook.
       Arati is one of the 13 shops/galleries participating in Old Colorado City's First Friday Art Walk July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
       Bat 'tours' start July 2
       An informational talk on bats, plus a guided walk to a brown-bat “hang-out” will be offered Tuesdays at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center from July 2 to Aug. 27.
       Led by bat researcher Jeanne McElderry, the free gatherings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Rocks Room in the center, 1805 N. 30th St.
       McElderry will start with an indoor presentation, then lead attendees on a short walk. Comfortable shoes are suggested; a flashlight is needed.
       Reservations are required. For more information, call 219-0108.

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