Westside Briefs:
Harvest Day – free ranch admission

       In celebration of the annual “Harvest Day,” the public will get free admission to the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       The 230-acre city-owned facility, which honors the operation of the Chambers family farm there in the 1880s and '90s, will offer a range of activities - some free and some with a fee. The location is off Gateway Road at 30th Street.
       According to ranch manager Andy Morris and interpreter Elizabeth Barber, free activities will include guided tours of the Rock Ledge and Orchard houses, visits to the blacksmith shop and three musical offerings. These will be a demo on English country dance by the Little London Assembly in the barn from 11 a.m. to noon, serenading by the Serendipity Peak Dulcimer Club at the Homestead Cabin from noon to 1:30 p.m. and dancing with live music by the Grass Hat Gals and calling by Merell Folsom from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
       All living history areas will also be open.
       Fees will be charged for horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkins to take home, the ropemaking activity, straw-bale maze and candy scramble.
       “We want people to come out and enjoy the site,” Morris said. “Even if you don't spend money, you can still have a good time.”
       Sept. 29 OCC events
       Back-to-back events in Old Colorado City Saturday, Sept. 29:
  • 9 to 10 a.m., 32nd annual Coronado High School Homecoming Parade, 29th Street to Bancroft Park (for pep rally). Pancake Breakfast fundraiser in Bancroft Park from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
  • 10 a.m., Carnegie Day at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. - free ice cream on front steps, with musician Daniel Blegen from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

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