Westside Briefs:
Brewfest, not Octoberfest

       The “Summit Brewfest” will take the place of an Octoberfest event this fall at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Oct. 2-3.
       Featuring six blues bands and more than 40 different beers in the facility's indoor arena at 1045 W. Rio Grande St., the event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 and 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
       All proceeds will benefit local military charities and the Pikes Peak Blues Community.
       The event is being organized by the Event Center, which had a similar function last May that drew about 1,700 people, according to spokesperson Gina Kaiser. The thinking is that with modern demographics the brewfest concept “is a better idea” than the traditional German Octoberfest type of event, Kaiser said.
       Tickets are available for $25 at the door or through Ticketswest.
      
       A support group for assault victims is being offered Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
       According to group coordinator Marie “Cis” Bentrim, the free gatherings are open to survivors or family and friends of survivors of domestic violence or sexual assaults.
       For more information, call Bentrim at 328-1389.

Westside Pioneer/press releases