Indians and the Garden; Silver Key Poker Run

       A lecture by Bette Lamore Wednesday, July 22 will highlight the significance of the American Indians and their historic role at the Garden of the Gods Park.
       Titled “The Utes - Our Neighbors,” her talk will start at 7 p.m. in the theater at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St.
       Lamore is a long-time volunteer and history enthusiast.
       Reservations are necessary at 219-0108.
       The Pikes Peak Harley Owners Group #405 will hold its 23rd annual T-Bear Silver Key Food Drive and Poker Run Sunday, July 12.
       All food items and toiletries collected from the run will be donated to the Silver Key Senior Services Food Pantry, a press release states.
       Terry Barber (known as “T-Bear”) helped found the effort and ran it for many years.
       Silver Key is on the Westside at 2250 Bott Ave.
       All riders and motorcycles are welcome to participate. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Pikes Peak Harley Davidson (5867 N. Nevada Ave.) with the first bike out at 8:30 and the last at 9:30. For more information, call Mark McGee at 229-3340.
       During the run, riders will stop at area Safeway stores to buy and collect food for the pantry. The run will end at Bott Park, 815 S. 26th St., at about 1 p.m. The group will have a picnic lunch in the park, then ride in formation to Silver Key a few blocks away, arriving at about 2 p.m.
       The group's 2008 run provided about 1,250 pounds of non-perishable food items and toiletries for the pantry. It also raised more than $1,500 in cash donations, the release states.
       This compares with the first year, when T-Bear said, “we maybe had 15 or 20 bikes and collected a shopping cart full of food.” He has missed only one year since. “I just believe in what we're doing for the elderly,” he said.
       The Stockers Car Club of Colorado Springs is holding free monthly shows outside the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Event Center, 1805 N. 30th Street,
       Featuring classics and hotrods, the cars will be on display in the center's parking lot on the third Saturday of the month through September (July 18 and Aug. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m., and Sept. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.).

       Colorado Springs School District 11 is holding summer registration through July 31 for elementary and middle school students in the 2009-2010 school year. Registrations will be taken at 1033 N. Franklin St. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Friday, July 3).
       For each child, parents/guardians should bring copies of immunization record, birth certificate and proof of residence.
       For more information, call 520-2297.
       High school registration is at the schools themselves. On the Westside, the phone number for Coronado High is 328-3615.

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