Westside Briefs:
One Nation fundraiser at Ghost Town

       One Nation Walking Together will hold a fundraiser titled “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow; A Celebration of Native American & Western Culture!” Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ghost Town Museum, 400 S. 21st St.
       Starting at 6 p.m., the event will include native singing, storytelling and dancing, a short play by the Colorado Springs School, a Buffalo Soldier, period costumes, food, giveaways and much more,” a press release states.
       Admission is $10 a person.
       Located in Colorado Springs, One Nation is a nonprofit serving American Indians in need along the Front Range. “Native Americans are the poorest of any group living (whether they live on or off the reservation) in the United States and our mission is to make a positive difference in their lives by bringing much- needed items of food, clothing and shelter,” the release adds.
       For more information, contact 339-3417 or office@onenationwt.org.
       New Horizons recital
       A classical recital will be performed by the New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The location will be the First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St.
       A free-will offering is requested to benefit First Evangelical Church.
       According to Music Director, Ed Nuccio, such a recital is designed to provide a venue for members of NHBCOS to perform in chamber groups and as soloists. Groups will include Clarinet and Flute Duet, Euphonium Duet, Trumpet Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, Brass Quintet and Flute Choir.
       New Horizons is a non-profit organization, with five bands in all. The church is a location for practices and occasional performances.
       For more information, contact 634-2463 or enuccio@aol.com.
       Money sought for goats
       The Bear Creek Garden Association is seeking donations to help bring a herd of weed-eating goats back to Bear Creek Park at the end of this month.
       The BCGA “raises money each year from its gardeners and from those who use and love Bear Creek Park to provide a goat-grazing that can last from 10 days to a month,” a press release states. “When goats control the weeds, the County Parks Department does not need to spray herbicides to control weeds in the park.”
       Established in 1986, the BCGA is a registered charitable non-profit which collects fees from its members and pays the county for water usage on a two-acre organic community garden southeast of 21st and Rio Grande streets. The group is responsible for weeding the 19 acres buffering the garden and prefers to do so by natural means.
       Regular weeding is required because some of the plants in that area have been identified as noxious and by state law must be removed.
       Donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be sent to BCGA, Post Office Box 38326, Colorado Springs, CO 80937.
       For more information, call Karen Flitton Stith at 634-4433.
       History Center cuts hours
       The Old Colorado City Center has gone to winter hours, meaning fewer days open during the week.
       The museum and bookstore at 1 S. 24th St. is now open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except for presentations and other special events).
       The facility is owned and operated by the all-volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society. For more information, call 636-1225.

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