Westside Briefs:
Gold Hill Mesa offers outdoor concerts

       Gold Hill Mesa will present its third annual “Sizzling Saturdays in September” concert series Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28.
       Free and open to the public, the shows will feature live bands, each from different genres, playing from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on the Green outside the Westside development's community building off Gold Hill Mesa and Raven Mine Drives. Also different each time will be the local food vendor.
       All beer and wine sales will benefit the Catamount Institute, a Westside-based environmental organization.
       The schedule is as follows:
       Sept. 7 - Arch Hooks (piano rock).
       Sept. 14 - Dennis Bueno (Latin).
       Sept. 21 - Atomic Drifters (rockabilly).
       Sept; 28 - Cowboy Dave (honky tonk Western).
       Nature Center art show
       Local artists are invited to submit artwork for possible inclusion in an art show and sale this fall by the Bear Creek Nature Center and the Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers.
       The submission deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 11. All media is acceptable for consideration.
       The limit is three to five pieces, each in a jpg format. The e-mail is bcartshow2013@gmail.com.
       Band group meet/greet
       People interested in performance music are invited to a “meet and greet” with leader Ed Nuccio and other members of the New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs Thursday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St.
       Instrumentalists 40 and older are being sought. A fee is charged to be a member.
       At the session, Nuccio will explain New Horizons, which has existed since 2002 and consists of several bands of different levels.
       Additionally, Thomas Tabrah's Small Jazz Ensemble will provide pre-and post-entertainment, and light refreshments will be served.
       For more information, call 634-2463 or go to nhbscomusic.com.

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