Biz Buzz:
‘Sock Hop’ before Car Show

       A “Sock Hop” Saturday, Aug. 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. by the Historic District Merchants of Old Colorado City outside the Old Town Plaza (25th and Colorado) will precede the next day's Good Times Car Show.
       The music will be played by a deejay. There will be costume and dance contests.
       For more information, call 633-6767.
       Jazzed-up Beatles
       Jazz flutist Joseph Liberti and the FluteDaddy jazz quartet will present a concert titled “Jazz 'N The Beatles” Sunday, Aug. 15 at Jives Coffee Lounge, 16 Colbrunn Court.
       Tickets are $10 a person. The quartet also includes area musicians Bruce Pennington on keyboard, Marc Neihof on bass and Dick Cunico on drums.
       For more information, call 422-5299.
       Lawnmower repair
       Mowers & Motors, which fixes lawnmowers and small engines, recently relocated to 312 S. 25th St.
       The business had operated on North Nevada Avenue for 18 years, but relocated for rent-cost reasons, according to office manager Lauren Roark. Also, owner Emanuel Micciulla lives on the Westside, she said.
       The shop is open every day except Sunday.
       The phone is 599-0985. The e-mail is
       Free art instruction
       Impressionist artist Gene Sanchez, who has shown his works at the Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Ave., since 2005, will conduct a live demonstration as part of its monthly “Teach Me Now” series Saturday, Aug. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. He plans to use attendees from the audience to illustrate working with live models, a press release states.
       Admission is free. Reservations are requested at 520-9494.
       Service relocates
       Professor Ray Otero has moved his Holistic Healing & Life Coaching service to the Celebration Community Building, 2207 W. Colorado Ave., Suite C.
       Appointments can be made through Otero's new e-mail address:, or his continuing phone number: 360-0800.
       Boutique opens
       A Call to Life, a new fashion boutique at 2502 W. Colorado Ave., will have a grand opening with live music and refreshments Friday, Aug. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.
       The business will be open daily after that, specializing in women's clothing (tops, bottoms, jeans, dresses) and accessories. Other offerings include locally made jewelry and items for children, home accents and gifts, according to owner Laura Thompson.
       This is Thompson's first business. She had been lead gift and home buyer for Terra Verde for the past six years, also involved in merchandising.
       For more information, call 471-8888 or go to

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