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    NOTE: Events listed are free unless a fee is shown.


Monday, January 23
    10-11 a.m., "Donuts and the Westside Pioneer" - informal discussion about the community publication's current news, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.

Wednesday, January 25
    10-11:15 a.m., Little Wonders ("Ewe Year!") - nature activities/crafts for ages 2-3 with adult, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520-6387.
    7:30 p.m., Grant Sabin (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, January 26
    10-11:15 a.m., Little Wonders ("Ewe Year!") - 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 “H is for Hawk,” by Helen Macdonald at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634- 1698.

Friday, January 27
    8 p.m., Arch Hooks (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Exit West (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
    8 p.m., Float Like A Buffalo (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, January 28
    10:30 a.m.-noon, “Family Fun” (Helen Trencher leading interactive movement and percussion) – Old Colorado City Library event at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. 385-7920 x100.
    2-4 p.m., Teen Movie Night - (“BFG”) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-698.
    6 p.m., Swing d'Jour (live music) at Sun Mountain Café, 2428 W. Colorado Ave. 433-9448.
    8 p.m., Big Sky (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    8 p.m., Exit West (live music) at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932.
     9 p.m., 40oz Freedom Fighters (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Sunday, January 29
    3 p.m., “Intro to Winter Hiking” – presentation by Elizabeth Barber in Gateway Adventure Series at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations required. 219-0108.

Wednesday, February 1
    7:30 p.m., Evergreen Grass Band (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, February 2
    5:30-7:30 p.m., public meeting on Westside Avenue Action Plan project, at Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. 629-7566.

Friday, February 3
    8 p.m., Atomic Fireballs (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634- 9309.
    8 p.m., The Mule Train Express (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Saturday, February 4
    6 p.m., Triple Play (live music) at Sun Mountain Café, 2428 W. Colorado Ave. 433-9448.
    8 p.m., Jam Factor (live music) at Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309.
    9 p.m., The E.T.'s (live music) at Mother Muff's, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 649-5953.

Tuesday, February 7
    6:30-7:30 p.m., Family Craft Night: Pocket Handwarmers – sewing opportunity for ages 5 and up with adult, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634- 1698.

Wednesday, February 1
    7:30 p.m., Woodshed Red (live music) at Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596.

Thursday, February 9
    12:30-2 p.m., Westside Lively Exchange Book Club – discussion of "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War,” by Mary Roach, at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou - 1616 W. Bijou St. ). 385-7920 x100.
    6-7:30 p.m., Colorado Parks and Wildlife game wardens telling stories about their work, at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. $3. Reservations required. 520- 6387.

Ongoing
    Daily, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. (programs, hikes, fitness activities, theater, exhibits). Fee for educational movie. Call for details. 219-0108.
    Jan. 31-Feb. 22, "Oliver Twist" – David Simpich marionette production in Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Call for dates, times, prices. 465-2492.
     Mondays-Fridays (also some nights and Saturdays), programs, services, classes, sports and meetings at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). Fees in some cases. 385-7920 x100.
    Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Golden Circle meals program for ages 60 and over, at Westside Community Center. $2.25 donation. Reservations needed before 2 p.m. the day before. 385-7920 x100.
     Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' Neighborhood Nurses Center, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). Medical information. 385-7920 x304.
    Mondays & Fridays, 1-3 p.m., table tennis, all ages, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 385-7920 x100.
     Fourth Mondays, 10-11 a.m., "Donuts and the Westside Pioneer " – informal discussion with participation from Pioneer staff, at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., "Paws to Read" (kids read to dogs) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Tuesdays, 9 p.m., Jesse Cotton Stone (live music) at Alchemy, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (winter hours), at Old Colorado City History Center museum/bookstore. 636-1225.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Space Foundation's Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, including programs geared for youth. Museum and activity center. Special activities for monthly Star Days. $10/discounts. 576-8000.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center. Outdoors info and displays. Programs for children and adults (typically requiring fees/reservations). 520-6387.
    First & third Tuesdays, 2-2:30 p.m., "Music & Movement" for 2-3 year olds and adult at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-7 p.m., Fitness Center, at Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St. (middle building). 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Health Walks, leaving from Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. 219-0108
    Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Crafting Unlimited - creative work with other crafters (free, but must bring own supplies), at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.; & Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., pickleball, all ages, at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. (access on northeast side of gymnasium building by main parking lot). 385-7920 x100.
    Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Westside Outreach Clinic in Penrose-St. Francis Neighborhood Nurse Center, 1616 W. Bijou St., at Westside Community Center (cottage facing Bijou). 385-7920 x304.
    Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time (ages 1-2) at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 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.
    Second & fourth Wednesdays (starting in January), 7-8:30 p.m., “Great Decisions” - discussion group on international affairs, at Old Colorado City Library. Optional cost for reference book. 634-1698.
    Third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists meeting at the Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    First & third Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., dance classes (ballroom, swing, Latin, country, etc.) at International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. 633-0195.
    Second Thursdays, Tween Tech Club at the Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
    Saturdays, 7:30-11 p.m., dancing (with live band playing varying musical styles, including big band, swing, country and polka) at International Dance Club. $10 non-members. Lessons available. 633-0195.
    Third Saturdays, 3-5 p.m., "OC3 Teen Advisory Board" - teen group meeting at Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-1698.
   


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