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526 S. 26th St., CS 80904, or to editor@westsidepioneer.com. NOTE: Events listed are free unless a fee is shown.


Thursday, April 17
    9-10:30 a.m., Nature Explorers (“Peter Rabbit Cotton Tail”) -- nature activities/crafts at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Ages 4-5 with adult. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    9 a.m., All Pikes Peak Reads book unveiling, at the Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. 531-6333, x1202.
    7 p.m., "A Fairy Tale Extravaganza" -- performance by Coronado High Drama Department, in school auditorium. $5 ($2 if dressed in fairytale costume). 328-3611.

Friday, April 18
    7:30-9:30 p.m., Rico Southee (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Buffalo Head Fred (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632- 6932.
    9 p.m., Jake Loggins (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., Johnny Graves & the New Waves (live music) at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, April 19
    9 a.m.-3 p.m., Earth Day activities at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St.; and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, off Gateway Road west of 30th Street. 634-6666/578-6777.
    9-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m., "Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt" -- presentation on rabbits (including a live one), followed by a guided trail hunt for “goody-filled eggs,” at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $7. Ages 2-10 with adult. Reservations required. 520-6387.
     7:30 p.m., Wayne Wilkinson Trio (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    7:30-9:30 p.m., John Wise & Co. (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Buffalo Head Fred (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632- 6932.
    9 p.m., the Boogiemen (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., the Brontide Effect (live music) at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Wednesday, April 23
    7:30 p.m., Dikkidu & the Zydeco Krewe (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, April 24
    9-10:15 a.m., Little Wonders (“Recycling Worms”) - nature activities/ crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Old Colorado City Book Group, discussing “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698. 5:30-8 p.m., West Campus Carnival, at West Elementary/Middle School (entrance at 25 N. 20th St.). Discounted game tickets available in advance. 328-4949.

Friday, April 25
    7:30-9:30 p.m., Rocky Gene Wallace (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Tumbling Dice (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    9 p.m., 40oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., Funky Rollercoaster (live music) at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, April 26
    9 a.m.-noon, “Tackle the Trash” -- countywide volunteer cleanup projects, including "check-in site" at County Parks headquarters at Bear Creek Regional Park, 2002 Creek Crossing. 520-7871.
    9 a.m.-noon, “Tackle the Trash” event focused on Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Reservations encouraged. 520-7879.
    7:30 p.m., WMD Bluegrass Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.
    7:30-9:30 p.m., New Vintage Jazz (live music) at Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave. Reservations suggested. $10 minimum order. 520-9900.
    8 p.m., Tumbling Dice (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632- 6932.
    9 p.m., Big Sky (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.

Sunday, April 27
    1-4 p.m., Taste of OCC -- local food/drink samples, with live music and plein air art, sponsored by Old Colorado City Foundation (funding to to go to OCC improvement projects), at Bancroft Park. Reservations suggested. $30 advance/ $35 at gate. 440-0234.

Ongoing
    Through May 18, “The Firebird” -- David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for times, prices. 465-2492.
    Various dates/times, computer-education classes at Old Colorado City Library. One-on-one opportunities also. Call for info. 634-1698.
    Most days, one or more 15-30-minute nature/history presentations at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. Call for info. 219-0108.
    Sundays, 8:30-11:30 p.m. (beginners class at 7:30), dance night organized by Front Range Swing and Blues at International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $5. 472-4243.
    Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m, "Stitch-Wits" - socialize during a stitching project at Old Colorado City Library. Call for info. 634-1698.
    Mondays-Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. (except 2nd & 4th Tues.), Nurse Center at Westside Community Center. 385-7920 x100.
    Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free tax preparation for seniors by AARP volunteers at Westside Community Center (east building). 502-1281 or 385-7920 x100.
    Mondays and Fridays, 1-3 p.m., table tennis, all ages, at Westside Community Center. 385-7920 x100.
    Fourth Mondays, 10-11 a.m., "Donuts and the Westside Pioneer" - informal discussion about the community publication's current news, at Old Colorado City Library. 634-1698.
    Tuesdays, noon, Garden of the Gods Rotary meeting at Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Reservations requested. Cost of lunch. 930-6765.
    Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Space Foundation's Space Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. $9/some discounts. 576-8000.
    Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Health Walks at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. 219-0108.
    Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.; and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., pickleball, all ages, at at Westside Community Center. 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (ages 1-2) at Old Colorado City Library. 634-1698.
    Second Wednesdays, 9 a.m., meeting of Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Board of Directors, in PPACG Conference Room, 15 S. 7th St. 471-7080.
    Second Wednesdays, 1 p.m., Pikes Peak RTA board meeting in PPACG Conference Room. 471-7080.
    Third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists meeting at the Old Colorado City Library. 634-1698.
    Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., "Paws to Read" (kids read to dogs) at Old Colorado City Library. 634-1698.
    Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., seasonal hours for Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. 636-1225.
    Thursdays-Saturdays, live music at Motif Jazz Club, 2432 W. Cucharras St. Reservations recommended. Call for bands, times. 635-5635.
    Saturdays, 7:30-11 p.m., dancing (with live big band, country, Latin, swing or polka music) at International Dance Club. $10. 633-0195.
   


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