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New musical comedy opens at MAT

       The Manitou Art Theatre's Kids First Series will open a new show Dec. 4, titled “The Christmas Mouse.”
       According to a MAT press release, “this musical comedy tells the story of two very grumpy neighbors that rediscover the meaning of friendship and Christmas through the antics of a musical mouse… with very big ears.”
       Continuing through Dec. 19, shows will be at the MAT, 1367 Pecan St., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All tickets are $10, with discounts available for groups, seniors and military.
       For tickets and reservations, call 465-6321 or go to The box office opens one hour prior to show time.
       Recyling site lost
       The public, commingled recyclables recycling bin that had been on 20th Street outside West Middle/ Elementary schools has been relocated and is now limited to school use only.
       A West Elementary employee said there apparently were too many cases of people using it for trash.
       Other public recycling locations remain on the Westside:
       Two “attended donation centers” - both are provided by Goodwill Industries. Goodwill accepts old computer equipment and useful second-hand goods outside the Eighth Street Wal-Mart - a trailer in the parking lot that's open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily - and at the Goodwill Dock, 2307 W. Colorado Ave. (in the alley), 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends).
       Koscove Metal, 431 W. Colorado Ave., pays for some metals. Call for info at 636-3559.
       Unattended recyling locations - open at all times:
       Uintah Gardens shopping center, 19th and Uintah streets - newspapers only.
       Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. - newspapers only.
       Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane - aluminum cans.

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

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