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No slacking off for events on Westside in months of July-August

Two recent, free events on the Westside... LEFT: The Fun Day was coordinated in Blunt Park May 7 by the Organization of Westside Neighbors and the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) as part of CONO's "Neighbor Up Week." Tom Gallivan (center) and others compete in the cornhole tournament. RIGHT: During Westfest June 17 In Bancroft Park, Michaela Miles (yellow shirt) of the Coronado High robotics team introduce two children to a "muppet" robot she's remotely controlling. The event was planned by the Old Colorado City Foundation.
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       Below are capsules about Westside events in July-August, presented chronologically. Details can be found in separate stories (in a few cases) or the Westside Happenings on Page 9.
  • Family Fourth - July 4. Historical reenactors, patriotic music, kid actvities, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Admission fee.
  • Summer Fun - July 6, 13 and 20. Old Colorado City Library children's programs at Westside Community Center. Free.
  • COS Rodeo series - July 4, 18 and 25; Aug. 1; finals Aug. 11. Local western events at Norris-Penrose Event Center. Admission fee.
  • Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society concerts - July 11 and 18; and Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 22 and Aug. 29. All but July 11 (Bancroft Park) are at Bear Creek Regional Park. Free.
  • Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN)'s annual picnic - July 15 in Bancroft Park. Fee for food. (See Westside Briefs, Page 12.)
  • Old Colorado City Historical Society's Tunnel Tales - July 22. (See article, Page 16.) Admission fee.
  • Fiddles, Vittles & Vino - July 29 at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. (See article, Page 16.) Admission fee.
  • Gold Hill Mesa's Music on the Mesa concerts - July 14 and Aug. 11. Free.
  • Founders Day celebration - Aug. 12 at Old Colorado City History Center. Free. (See article, Page 16.)
  • Westside Community Center's annual picnic - Aug. 18 at center. Free. (See Briefs, Page 13.)
  • Customs & Classics Car Show - Aug. 19 in Old Colorado City. Free.
  • Happy Trails BBQ - Aug. 24 at Bear Creek Nature Center. Admission fee.

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