Westside Briefs:
Art night at former Midland School

       The former Midland Elementary School, 815 S. 25th St., will house “Articulation: A Night of Art & Artists” Friday, Nov. 12.
       Featuring 18 artists presenting paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, poetry and dance, the free event will start at 5:30 p.m.
       Live music will be performed by members of the Colorado Springs Conservatory, an area school for the arts.
       Some of the artists will display their works, which will be for sale, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the Conservatory, according to spokesperson Autum Romano.
       Articulation is “the brainchild of a few artists in the Old North End community,” she explained. “Last year was the first show and was held at a private residence. We are hoping for 400-plus people.”
       The 108-year-old building, which was home to Midland Elementary from 1902 to 1956, is now owned by Terra Nova Engineering, whose owner, Luanne Rubey, is one of the event's participating artists.
      
       OCCHS geology talk
       A talk about Colorado's diverse geological and geographical features will be presented at the Old Colorado City History Center Friday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.
       The speaker will be paleontologist/college instructor Mike Nelson, who is also a member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, according to a press release from the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), a volunteer nonprofit that owns and operates the center.
       There is no charge, although donations are welcome.
       For more information, call the center at 636-1225.
      
       Talk on Palmer engineer
       “Edmund van Diest: Palmer's Extraordinary Engineer” is the title of a presentation at the Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners dinner meeting Monday, Nov. 8 at the Colorado Springs Masonic Hall, 1130 Panorama Drive.
       The starting time is 6 p.m. The cost, including dinner, is $15. Reservations are necessary.
       The speaker will be Posse member David Finley, a retired professor and former head of the political science department at
       Colorado College.
       Van Diest became friends with Colorado Springs founder William Palmer in 1904.
       According to the Colorado College Tutt Library, Van Diest's engineering work included the building of Glen Eyrie (Palmer's mansion north of the Garden of the Gods), the laying out of Monument Valley Park and assistance in the laying out and development of heating facilities for the Colorado College campus.
       For more information, call 473-0330 or e-mail Bob DeWitt of the Posse at posse@dewittenterprises.com
      
       Sacred Heart craft fair
       The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary 13981 is organizing a craft fair at the Sacred Heart Parish Center (northeast corner of 21st Street and Colorado Avenue) Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       Admission is free.
       Titled “Craft Fair & More,” the event will benefit local charities. For more information, call Mary Gallivan at 630-292-2976.

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