Westside Briefs:
Several GoG Visitor Center events

       A “Full Moon Hike in the Garden” is an offering for the public Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
       It will offer a series of gui-ded hikes starting from the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. The cost is $5 for adults, $12 for families.
       The hikes are organized by the Friends of the Garden of the Gods (FOGG), the Trails and Open Spaces Coalition and Visitor Center, with proceeds to benefit their “educational and conservation mission,” a press release states.
       Also upcoming at the GoG Visitor Center:
  • Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m., “Meet Timber the Wolf,” in the theater. $5 admission for adults, $3 for children.
  • Dec. 6, 13 and 20 - the last three presentations in the “A Look at the Garden” lecture series on subjects related to the Garden of the Gods. Free and open to the public, the talks start at 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - a book-signing by Nancy Lewis, former Colorado Springs Parks director. She recently published a book on her city experience, titled “The Parks of Colorado Springs - Building Community, Preserving the Legacy,” with assistance from Deborah Odell and Judith Rice-Jones.
           Greccio aided by state
           Greccio Housing, a Westside-based nonprofit that provides affordable rental housing, has been awarded $1,046,000 by the Colorado State Housing Board to buy and fix up a local apartment property.
           Funds were awarded through the state's Neighborhood Stabilization
           Program. Greccio plans to purchase an older apartment property in the central part of Colorado Springs, with a closing date in the next two to three months, according to Jill Gaebler of Greccio.

    Westside Pioneer/press releases