Westside Briefs:
Rock Ledge hosts ‘Holiday Evening’

       The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will present its annual “Holiday Evening” Saturday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m.
       The event will present various old-time Christmas activities, including wagon rides, a barn dance and an 1800s-era St. Nicholas.
       People can also visit the blacksmith shop, follow lantern-lit paths to the cabin or take docent-led tours of the seasonally decorated Rock Ledge House and Orchard House.
       Admission is $8 for adults, with discounts for others. The event is free to members of the Living History Association (LHA), the ranch's volunteer friends group. For information on becoming an LHA member, call 578- 6777.
       The city-owned ranch is off Gateway Road at 30th Street.
       Audubon bird counts
       The Friends of Garden of the Gods (FOGG) and Bear Creek Nature Center will each participate in the Audubon Society's 113th annual Christmas Bird Count Saturday, Dec. 15.
       All ages and abilities are welcome.
       Garden: Meet at the Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., at 8 a.m. The count will continue until 11:30. Free. Reservations required at 219-0108.
       Nature Center: Meet at the center, 245 Bear Creek Road, at 8:30 a.m. No time limit. $5 suggested donation for birdseed. Reservations required at 520-6387.
       Brett Tennis of the Visitor Center said the count is “the longest running citizen science survey in the world.”

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