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Black & White & Read For F R EE All Over the U pper Arkansas Valley & South Cent ral Colorado Online at: www.thebeatwebsite.com September - October 2012 - Vol. 11: Issue 8 & 9

Off the Beaten Path in South Central CO. dunes & moon; Great Samd Dunes Nat’l Park, 35-miles NE of Alamosa, US Hwy 160 & CO 150; event details 719-3786399

S a n L u i s V a ll e y Alamosa

Saturdays in September

• Farmers’ Market: fresh, local produce, baked goods, crafts, cooking demos, sampling, live music; parking lots near State & Main; 8am– 2pm;

Saturday, September 1

• 5th Annual Green/Red Chili & Salsa Cookoff: cash prizes to top entries as voted by public; Adams State U Campus Green; 11am – 1pm; $10 / contestants; $3/ participants; www.adams.edu/ aturumn_at_Adams

Saturday, Sept. 1 – Sun., Sept. 2

• Car Show: 32nd Annual Early Iron Festival – vintage cars, food & entertainment along banks of Rio Grande; Cole Park; www.earlyironclub.com

Friday, Sept. 14 – Sat. Sept 15

• Celestial Festival – main event of stargazing season; Great Samd Dunes Nat’l Park, 35-miles NE of Alamosa, US Hwy 160 & CO 150; event details 719378-6399

Friday, Sept. 21 – Mon. Sept., 24

• 3rd Annual Photographer’s Spectacular Train: various packages up to full fourday event with 24 different run-bys; optional night shoot; photo contests; locomotive cab tours & more; Rio Grande Scenic RR.,Alamosa; $79 - $399; information & tkts www.coloradotrain. com or 877-726-7245

Saturday, September 29

• Full Moon Hike at Great Sand Dunes: craters & cosmic connections between

Jaroso & Costilla Saturday, Sept. 8 - Sun. Sept. 9

• Rio Costilla Studio Tour: 25 artists, crafts people & businesses; awesome art, fabulous food, family fun; 10am - 5pm each day; start at the Costilla Plaza: take 159 south of Fort Garland to Costilla, NM, turn east at the Alta Gas Station & follow the signs for the plaza, maps and first stops of the tour; maps also available online at www. riocostillastudiotour.org

Saguache Saturday, September 15

• Fall Festival: green chili roasting, art & craft vendors, walk/run/ride to benefit Saguache Diabetes Group; Otto Mears Park & Comm. Center; 9am – end; 719530-1356

Villa Grove Sunday, September 9 & 23 • Live Music & Dinner Special; Villa Grove Trade, 34094 US Hwy 285; 6pm – 8pm; 719-655-2203

LaVeta Saturday, Sept 1 – Sun. Sept 2

• Theater: “Town Meeting” – one-act play; Francisco Center for Performing Arts, 127 W. Francisco St; Sat. 7PM; Sun 2pm; $12; 719-742-5767

Monday, Sept 10 - Fri. Sept 14

• Experimental Drawing & Painting

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FullSet are quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today. Remaining true to their traditional roots, FullSet has been compared to supergroups such as Danu and Alton by respected Irish Music Magazine. Thursday, Sept. 27 – Sun., Sept., 30 2012 Spanish Peaks International Festival In Huerfano County: countywide concerts, workshops, sessions, music, dance, songs & tall tales; performers and instructors include: Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Robbie O’Connell, Paddy O’Brien, Roger Landes, Mairtin De Cogain, Janine Redmond, Michael Harrison, Teresa Horgan, Sean McCarthy, Andrew Meaney, Eamonn Moloney, Adam Agee, Jon Sousa, Heather Yule, Willson & McKee, Wendy Stewart and more!; locations in LaVeta, Cucharra, Walsenburg, Gardner & more; 9am Thursday – Sunday afternoon; for full schedule and festival information: http://www.celticmusicfest.com

Class: draw w/ charcoal & unfold abstract painting; La Veta School of the Arts; $375; registration & information 719-742-3421 or www.theLVSA.org

Friday, September 21

• Artists Talk on Art: Paul Biron; MOF, Museum of Friends, 600 Main St.; 5:30pm – 7pm; $5; 719-738-2858

Saturday, Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept 16

• 2- Day workshop on Art Welding w/ gas & mig welding; common methods for cutting steel w/ Doug Anderson; La Veta School of the Arts; $150; registration open til noon on Sept 3 & information 719-742-3421 or www.theLVSA.or

Saturday, September 22

• Art Opening Reception: “Abundance” & “Clay Cornucopia”; SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus; 5pm – 7pm;719-742-3074

Walsenberg Friday September 7

• Art Opening Reception: Paul Biron; MOF, Museum of Friends, 109 E. 6th St.; 6pm – 8pm; 719-738-2858

Arkansas River P ueblo to Fairplay Beulah

The following events take place at the Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9112 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Payment & registration are online at www.Hikeandlearn.org. For information and registration, call 719-485-4444

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“Growing Old in the High Country – Or Not” Essay by Annie Dawid An artist friend who summered up here for a decade writes that she is putting her place on the market, because, this year, she found she could no longer take the altitude. Perhaps she is in her late 60s or early 70s. “This has been a very painful decision and am filled with grief and loss at the closing of this chapter in my life. Have really loved being up there making art and enjoying the natural world. I have no choice since my health has to come first… Am grateful I had all those years up there in my tuff shed. Getting older is hell with all the physical changes and losses.” My former beloved has departed, too, after a much shorter length of time, saying the place “took my breath away, literally,” and breathless is not a way to live. For my 13-year-old son and me, 9,100 feet above the Wet Mountain Valley – nearly twice as high as the Mile-High city, from which my ex hailed – is just right. We prefer playing tennis at this altitude, and when we visit family on the East Coast in summer, the air there feels thick, too heavy and dense. The ball moves slowly through the humidity, as do we. For Leadville dwellers, our altitude is nothing! We are “down the mountain” from those hardy dwellers at 10,000 feet, just as, for us in Westcliffe, “down the hill” is Pueblo or Canon City, or the Springs -- each a few thousand feet

lower and entirely different in weather and ecosystem. Already, in nine years, I’ve lost several friends to altitude – not only older ones, but a whole family whose newborn couldn’t live in this thin air either. What does it mean, metaphorically, to become unable to breathe the air in which you live? In a literal sense, it is easy to analyze: one’s lungs won’t function properly. But in a figurative sense, breathlessness is often an idealized state. The dictionary spells out the idiomatic meaning of taking a person’s breath away: to overwhelm someone with beauty or grandeur. The examples are: The magnificent painting took my breath away. Ann looked so beautiful that she took my breath away. Another meaning is “to be extremely surprised.” All those variations speak to my experience of life here, where autumn already shows itself in the mornings, and the antelopes’ coats grow thick for winter. At night, the Pleiades gather their meteoric selves together and throw themselves across the sky, showering, arc-ing, a splendiferous climax, like the final display of fireworks, before the cold comes. One has to want this isolation, this beauty that can appear cold and dry to others. Our summers are short, the light green of

spring even shorter-lived. Decades ago, when I lived in San Francisco, a New Yorker friend visited, and he shook his head at my California weather: “It’s the same all year here!” He practically spat it out with scorn. Now, ironically, he lives in mild Los Angeles, and I am back in the land of four seasons – far more stark and delineated than they were on Long Island.

the years since we moved from the Pacific Northwestern mecca of Portland, so many people have asked, “How could you leave there? It’s such a great city!’ How could we leave? Easy. As I write, I look out the window at the Sangres, and the view, like the painting in the example above, or the mythical Ann’s beauty, takes my breath away. Every single day.

The neighbor who wrote me, who welcomed me to this community of tough individuals living up here on the treeless ridge, many of them women living alone, has made the hard choice I hope never to make, never to have to make. But I recognize I am not immune to the troubles that plague our bodies as we age. It could happen to me. Our first night here, nine years ago, after the angle of Big Bad Hill proved too steep for my limited mountain driving abilities, especially towing a U-Haul trailer, and I had to get expert help to arrive on the upper road after jackknifing midway, my then preschooler son had a nosebleed. Not just any old nosebleed but one of Biblical proportions. My phone didn’t work. I didn’t yet know anyone. Had I made a terrible mistake, moving us here, out in the middle of proverbial nowhere? No. No mistake. The bleeding stopped. I have wonderful neighbors who would help in a heartbeat – a New York City minute -- should I have need of them. In

Annie Dawid’s third volume of fiction, AND DARKNESS WAS UNDER HIS FEET: STORIES OF A FAMILY, won the Litchfield Review Award for Short Fiction. It is available on amazon.com. Her story: “The Fox Breaks the Code,” won the 2008 Short Short prize on www.literallatte.com. A former professor of English at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Annie is raising her son, Isaiah Max, and two dogs, Freddy and Fannie, in her cabin outside of Westcliffe at 9100 feet in the Wet Mountain Valley.

Off The Beaten Path : September 2012  Horseshoe Lodge & Mountain Park Retreat Center atEnvironmental Center

Sunday, September 16

• ‘Zuke’s” Walk Your Dog Hike: w/ healthy treats; dogs must be leashed; 9am; $5 non-members

Saturday, September 1

• Kids’ Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast: competition for kids 12-years or younger – trophies for costumes, creativity, cuteness; breakfast on Colorado Ave between Evans & Abriendo, parade start at Quincy & Abriendo Aves. & continue thru Mesa Junction; 10am – 12Noon; 719-561-3731 • Weekend Raptor Talks: Nature & Raptor Cntr, 5200 Nature Cntr Rd.; 1pm – 2pm; $3 parking fee; 719-549-2414 – repeats every weekend thru September • Booze Cruise at Riverwalk: $3 domestic beer, $4 mixed drink; ride the cruise boat; HARP, Riverwalk, Union Ave.; 5pm – 8pm; $3-$5

Sunday, September 2

• Nature for Toddlers: outdoor-based program for pre-schoolers; 10am – 11am

• Parade; Fiesta Day Parade; Abriendo, Northern & Beulah; 10am - 12Noon; 719-778-4350 • Summer Sundays; Street Fair; Mesa Junction, Union Ave and Main Street; 1 PM; 719-242-6652

Saturday, September 22

Tuesdays & Fridays in September

Friday, September 21

• Autumn Equinox Drum Circle; 6:30pm 8pm; free, donations appreciated

Pueblo Saturday, Sept 1 – Mon. Sept. 3

• State Fair; Colorado State Fair Grounds; 10am-11pm; w/ concerts, exhibits, carnival & more; 800-876-4567

• Farmers’ Market: Midtown Shopping Center, 1000 W. 6th St.; 7am – 1pm; 719542-1704

Fridays in September

• Animal Tales at the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave; 11am & 1pm; 719-561-1452 x 106; repeats every Friday

Friday September 7

• First Friday Art Walk: make your own tour, galleries open late, map available. Steel City Art Works: opening reception w/ artists Kaley Rose, Gary Parks & Dan Masimer; SCAW, 216 S. Union; 5pm - 8pm Cup & Bowl: opening reception “Sea You In September” w/ artist Kuky Harrington; 5pm – 8pm; 719-404-3469 • Gala; CASA 10th Anniversary Gala; CSU Occhiato Ballroom, Bonforte Blvd.; live & silent auctions; dinner, dancing, cocktails & more; 5:30pm – 11pm; info & tkts 719583-6326 • Friday Night Drags; Motorsports Park, 3733 N. Pueblo Blvd.; 6pm – 10pm; $5 adults, kids and military $3; 719-2488213; repeats every Friday

Saturday, September 8

• Yard Sale: Rosemount Treasure Trove - craft & antiques sale; 419 W. 14th St.; 8am – 3pm; 719-545-5290 • C o m m u n i t y S e r v i c e : O p e r a t i o n Paintbrush; 1241 E. Routt Ave.; 8am -2pm; help paint homes all over Pueblo; 719-544-8078 X 103 • Walk; Walk to End Alzheimer’s; Pueblo Community College; 8am – 9am; 719544-5720 • Breakfast Fundraiser; HOBO Breakfast; Railway Museum 200 W. B Street; $8, Kids $4; 719-251-5024 • Fundraiser; Feet N Fur Fun Walk and Pet Fest w/ fun 5k, vendors, silent auction & demos; Pueblo City Park, 800 Goodnight Ave.; 10am – 3pm; 719-583-1113

• Sister Cities International Taste Festival: enjoy music, food & wares of Pueblo sister cities in Mexico, Italy, China & more; culinary & beverage delights; international entertainment w/ music & dance; CSU-Pueblo, 220 Bonforte Blvd.; 12noon – 4pm; $5 entry; $2 & under food items; $4 & under beverages.

Sunday, September 9

• Senior Week at the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave; 10am; 65+ free admission all week; 719-561-1452 • Street Fair; Summer Sundays; Mesa Junction, Union & Main St.; pms; 719-2426652; repeats Sundays thru September

Mondays: September 10, 17 & 24

• Dance: Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave.; 6:30pm; free & open to public; 719-553-3445 Free Guide to the Arts and Entertainment in Alamosa, Beulah, Buena Vista, Cañon City, Colorado City, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Fairplay, Florence, Gardner, Guffey, LaVeta, Manitou Springs, Penrose, Pueblo, Salida, Victor, Villa Grove, Westcliffe, Woodland Park & more Renee Isely Tobin, Editor/Publisher Bob Tobin, Co-Editor Annie Dawid, Editor-At-Large

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Wednesday. September 12

• Senior Safari at the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave.; Music w/ ‘Tom Munch’; refreshments, docents, bingo; 10am – 2pm; free for Seniors; 719-561-1452 X106 • Fundraiser: 2012 United Ways Campaign Kickoff Luncheon; Pueblo Convention Center: $18 or $144 for Corporate table; 11:30 - ! PM; 719-583-4455

Thursday, September 14

• Live Comedy Show w/ comedian Russ Rivas; Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St.; 8pm; $10 - $12; 719-564-0579

Thursday, September 20

• Fundraiser; Kickoff to the Loaf ‘N Jug and Frijoles Festival – music w/ Tumbling dice & free public art reception; Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.; 5pm – 8pm; 719-295-7200 • Film and Lecture Miss Representation – brought to you by the Girl Scouts, 900 W Orman Ave Hoag Theater; 5-8 PM; $3; 719-225-7303

Friday, September 21

• 18th Annual Loaf ‘N Jug & Frijoles Festival – harvest celebration w/ green chilies, frijoles & more; music, arts &

Bonforte Blvd.; 6pm; 719-549-2711

Sunday, September 23

• 5K Run & 2-mile Fun Walk: ‘Hot to Trot’ – thru historic District, Riverwalk & Arkansas River Trail; Kiddie K; t-shirt & breakfast for entrants; awards; registration form call Ruth at 719-2513189; Gold Dust Saloon, 271 S. Union; 7:30am – end; $22 early registration before Sept 14; $25 Sept. 15 – 22 & $30 on race day.

Tuesday, September 25

• Lecture: “Women of the Mormon Battalion at Pueblo” w/ Sherry Johns, local historian, author & teacher; El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.; 6:30pm & 8:30pm; $3; register 719583-0453

Wednesday, September 26

• Fundraiser for Pueblo Zoo: “Wolf Talk’ w/ Dr Doug Smith & Bob Landis, cinematographer – wolves of Yellowstone; Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St.; 7pm – 8pm; for tkts & info call 719-561-1452 X 106

Thursday, September 27

• Oratorio; ‘Song of Pueblo’ – history of Pueblo in song & slides; El Pueblo Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.; 7PM & 8:30pm; $15; for tkts call 719-583-0453

Friday, Sept. 28 & Sat. Sept. 29

This chile is particularly well-suited to the growing conditions in Pueblo, CO. You’ll hear or see it referred to as “The Pueblo Chile” or “The Mira Sol.” It is unique in that it grows upward: “looking toward the sun” in Spanish. It is delicious with tones that are distinct from New Mexico chiles because of Pueblo’s cool nights and fresh Rocky Mountain water via the Arkansas river. It has a delightful heat: at 2,500 – 5,000 Scoville units, the Mira Sol ranges in heat between an Anaheim and a jalapeño.

crafts, cooking demos; Union Street between E. ‘B’ & W. 1st Streets; 3pm – 11pm; 719-542-1704; Repeats Friday 5-11PM, Saturday 11am – 11pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm; 719-542-1704 • Run or Walk; Hot to Trot 5K Run & 2 Mile Fun Walk; Gold Dust Saloon; 271 S. Union Ave.; 719-251-3189, registration required

Saturday, September 22

• CSU-Pueblo Football: the Thunderwolves play Adams State, CSU-Pueblo, 2200

• Ghost Walk thru Union Ave district w actors at each stop representing a person from the past; depart El Pueblo Museum, 301 N. Union; every 15-minutes from 5:30pm to 8:30pm; $8, kids under 5yrs w/ adult are free; 719-542-6904; • Celebrate Theater w/ “Blithe Spirit” at the Runyon, 611 N. Main St.; 7:30pm; $12; info & tkts 719-564-0579

Saturday, September 29

• Yucca Weaving Workshop w/ artist Maria Westy-Bush; el Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.; 10am – 2pm; $25 includes supplies; sign-up at 719-583-0453 • Fundraiser; Health4Haiti - buffet dinner & live & silent auctions; CSU – Pueblo Occhiato Ballroom, Bonforte Blvd.; 6pm – 9pm; $50pp donation: 719-561-4300 • Art Event: “Indulge” w/ artists Kim Faiella-Furrh & Bonnie Waugh; fine wines, food & festive music; Sage Art Academy, 203 N. Main St.; 6pm – 8pm; $45; limited seating contact Kim 719-6969490

Sunday, September 30

• Walk, Run, Ride Fundraiser; For the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center; bicycle ride up to 38-miles, 5K walk & timed run; start at overflow parking lot at Pueblo Memorial Airport, 31201 Bryan Circle; 8am – 12noon; info & links to registration www.pueblocac.com or call 719-5836332

Penrose Saturday, September 1

• Music & BBQue on the Patio w/ “Tom Munch” & “Jerry Miller & Sherry Elbourn”; Coyote’s Coffee Den; Hwy 115; 5:30pm – 8pm.

Florence Saturday, September 8

• Second Saturday Art Walk: shops, music, Jim RedHawk & Ed Penner, artists at work, refreshments; Main St.; 3pm – 5pm.

Monday, September 10

• Hand Puppet Show: “The GingerBread Man on Old MacDonald’s Farm”; dulcimer music & audience participation; JC Fremont Library, 130 Church St.; 4pm

Friday, Sept 14 – Sat. Sept 15

• Junktique Open Aire Antique Affair street market with Florence Pioneer Day Celebration on Saturday; parade 10am; crafts, food; Main St.; 9am - 5pm each day on Santa Fe St; 719-784-3544

Friday, September 21

• Art Opening Reception: “Miniatures”; Blue Spruce Gallery, Main St; 5pm - 7pm; free & open to public

Canon City Saturdays, September 1 & 22

• Murder Mystery Train Ride w/ delicious food, scenery & classic ‘who dunnit”; Royal Gorge RR, Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water St.; 6:30pm; $110; 1-888-724-5748

Friday, September 7

• Art Opening Reception: “Past, Present & Future, Christo & Jeanne-Claude”; FCA, 505 Macon Ave.; 5pm – 8pm; free & open to public; 719-275-2790 • First Friday Art Walk: art opening reception: The Artists’ Gallery, 416 Main St.; 719-345-4070

Friday – Saturday, Sept 7 – 8

• Holy Cow Moosic Festival: benefit Fremont county non-profits; 719-3711202

Friday, September 14

• Art Opening Reception: 3rd Annual Religious Fine Art Show; Holy Cross Abbey, E. Hwy 50; 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, September 15

• Concert: classical ensemble in a program of Lennox Berkeley, J. s. bach & Francisco Molino; Abe Minzer, piano; Michelle Thayer Holmes, violin; Dave Stoller, horn & Jim Bosse, guitar; FCA, 505 Macon, 6pm; $5 - $10

Saturday, Sept 29 – Sun. Sept 30

• Harvest Festival: Holy Cross Abbey; wine, artisans, food, music & entertainment, w/ limited release of Harvest Fest’s Merlot & Riesling; Holy Cross Abbey, E. Hwy 50; free admission & free parking; 719276-5191

Salida Saturday, September 1

• 15th Annual Tenderfoot Mountain Duathlon & Triathlon; for both compeetitive & recreational athletes; entry fee includes t-shirt, chip timing, race bag, lunch, & more; Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center; 7am; www. salidatriathlon.com • Salida Mountain Wine Festival: wine, food, music & art; Riverside Park; 11am – 6pm.

Sunday, September 2

• Tenderfoot Moutain Kids’ Triathlon: course distance dependent on age; entry fee includes t-shirt, snack, ribbon & more; Aquatic Center / Centennial Park; 10am; www.salidatriathlon.com • Jazz in the Park: Big Band in the amphitheater; 4pm – 6pm; free & open to public

Saturday, September 8

• Second Saturday Art Walk: most galleries feature new show openings or artists’ reception from 12noon – 7pm; Historic Downtown.

Sat. Sept 8 - Sun. Sept. 9

• Salida Fiber Festival: vendors sell fiber, yarn, fabric & finished product; beer tent; Riverside Park; Sat. 9am – 5pm, Sun. 10am – 4pm

Sunday, September 9

• Jazz on the Plaza w/ Dr Farrell Coy & friends; Friends of SteamPlant will grill burgers & dogs for sale; cash bar available; free admission to show; Steam Plant Plaza, W. Sackett.

Wed, Sept. 12 – Sun. Sept 16

• Salida Bikefest: free group rides, film festival, chainless ride, free events, competitions & art show; Kick-Off Mixer at Steam Plant, W. Sacket; 5pm –


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Of f T h e Be ate n Pat h i n S o u t h C e n t r a l 7pm; $7; details on all activities www. salidabikefest.com

Saturday, Sept 15 – Sat. Sept 22

• Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival: artists paint in various places through Upper Arkansas Valley;

Friday, September 21

• Plein Air Festival Reception; Steam Plant Event Center Annex, W. Sackett; judging by Bufflo Kaplinski; prizes; 5pm – 8pm.

Cowboy Century to the 7-mile Family Ride. Start and end at Ranchers’ Roost, 25 Main St.; entry fees $40 to $70; fee includes afternoon HPMF concert; pasta feed; access to sauna and pool; & tee shirt. 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. Proceeds help fund community youth fitness programs and community radio station. Register on-line or via mail, find links for accommodations and area information at www.RideWestcliffe.com

• Rural Philanthropy Days: Steam Plant Event Center;

Saturday, September 29

Buena Vista Saturday, September 8

• Apple Fest at Turner Farm: pressing apples, croquet, horseshoes, cake walk, demos & more; local musicians; Turner Farm, 829 W. Main St.; 10am – 3pm; freewill donations; • Cemetery Tour w/ Alisina Dearheimer, Mother of BV; Mt Olivet Cemetery, CR 321; details 719-395-8458 • Historical Re-enactment: “Incidentally! By Gilbert Gregg” – stories of Buena Vista’s past w/ Tom Tomson, history enthusiast; Heritage Museum, 511 E. Main ; 7pm; $6 - $10;

SouthPark Tuesday, Sept 4 – Sat. Sept 8

• South Park Art Celebration: Plein Air Festival; meet & greet reception Coyote Creek Studio Arts; 6pm for details on events www.fairplayco.us/pleinair/ schedule.html

Wet Mountain Valley Westcliffe/Silver Cliff

Saturday, September 1

• American Legion Yard Sale: 511 Main St.; 8am - 5pm; 719-783-2721 •14th Annual Labor Day Weekend Quilt Show & Boutique: Olde Schoolhouse Quilters at Old Westcliff Schoolhouse & Museum, 320 4th St.; 10am – 5pm; free admission; 719-783-2119 • Art Opening Reception: 3rd Street Gallery, N. Hwy 69; 4pm – 7pm; free & open to public • Live Theater: “New Rocky Mountain Voices” – award winning one-act & 10-minute plays; reception following; Jones Theater, 119 Main St.; 7:30pm; $10; details 719-783-3004

Sunday, September 2

• Concert in the Park: “Dan Epperson Quintet”; Feed Store Amphitheater, 116 N. 2nd St.; 2pm; free & open to public

Saturday, September 8

• RIDE WESTCLIFFE!: charity bicycle ride; 5 rides range in length from the

Wednesday, Sept 19 – Sun. Sept 23

• Western Landscape & Action Photography Workshop w/ CC Lockwood & Michael DeYoung; Coyote Moon Lodge details www.twincompass.com

Thursday, September 27

• Chamber Business Expo: Wil West Cowboy Church, N. Hwy 69; 11am 4pm; information 719-783-9163

Saturday, September 29

Wednesday, Sept 26 - Fri. Sept 28

• “Valley Visions” Grand Public Art Opening: SteamPlant Theater, W. Sackett; 4pm – 7pm;

Ranch, N. Hwy 69; 12noon - 4pm.

• High Peaks Music Festival: featuring Dakota Blonde, Smyth & Taylor, Chuck Pyle, runaway Express & John William Davis; Feed Store Amphitheater, 116 N. 2nd; 12noon – 7pm; $25; www.kwmv. org

Friday, September 14

• History Presentation: Mrs Beckwith w/ Elizabeth French; Old ‘Westcliff’ Schoohouse, 304 S. 4th St.; 7pm; 719-7839448

Sunday, September 16

• Cliffletes Triathlon: 450 meter swim, 12mile bike & 5K run; helmets required; Club America, Main St.; 8:30am start; $35pp, $50 team; registration form at www.clubamericawmv.com • Paca Peace Ranch Alpaca Show & Community Open House; Paca Peace Ranch, 1815 Black Cloud Circle; 11am – 4pm; details www.pacapeace.org • Art for the Sangres: art sale to benefit San Isabel Land Protection Trust; 25 outstanding artists; art, wine, hors d’oeuvres; Historic Pines Ranch; open to public: 1pm – 3pm; paid admission & fixed price lottery sale 3:30 – 7:30pm; details 719-783-3018

Sunday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

• Fall Writing Workshop w/ Susan Richards & Susan Tweit; Coyote Moon Lodge; details www.twincompass.com

• Sunday Social: old fashioned fun, music & food; Friends of Beckwith provide burgers, dogs & beverage; bring side dish to share; donations benefit Friends of Beckwith Ranch; RSVP 719-371-7076 or 719-783-2069; Historic Beckwith

• Art Opening; Fine Arts Alley Openings Sean O’Meallie; Modbo, 17C E Bijou; 5:30-Midnight; free & open to public; 719-633-4240 • Art Opening; Old Midland School House; 815 S 25th; 4pm – 8pm; free & open to public; 719-290-5541 • Art Walk with Judith Babcock; The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado; 5pm - 8pm free; 719-632-1890 • Musical: ‘School House Rock Live’ jr.; Freedom Performing Arts Center, 1129 Ellis St, Fort Carson; 6pm; $5-$10; 719526-5366 Repeats Fridays and Saturdays until 9/22 • Rock Concert; ‘Jake Loggins Band’; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 7pm; $10-$15; 719-476-2200 • Music & Art Opening; 11 after 11 Jimmy Descant & Grant Sabin; Marmalade At Smokebrush, 219 W Colorado; 5:30pm - 9pm; free & open to public; 719-4441012

Saturday, September 8

• Rock Concert; The Long Run – Tribute to the Eagles; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 7pm; $10-$15; 719-4762200 • Art Opening; Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center: Canvases in the Canon; Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canyon Rd; 10am – 4pm; free & open to public; 719-385-6086

Sunday, September 9

• Jazz; Cold Fever; Metropolis Supper Club, lunch, afternoon and dinner; 1201 W. Colorado; 719-227-9888

Monday, September10

Pikes Peak Country

• Lecture: “A Great Aridness” w/ William deBuys; CC Tutt Science Center; 1112 N. Nevada; 6 pm; free; 415-686-0924 • Dinner/Lecture: ‘Vasco De Coronado Expedition’; Masonic Grand Lodge, 1150 Panorama Dr.; 6pm; $15; 719-473-0330

Saturday, September 1

Tuesday, September 11

Colorado Springs

• Bonsai Show; Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale; 10am -5pm; free; 719-231-9634; continues through 9/2 • Music & Poetry; A Neighborhood Benefit: One Voice Coalition & WhatDa-Dizzle.com; Stargazers Theater; 10 Parkside Dr.; show at 6pm; adv. $20, dos $25; 719-476-2200

Saturday, Sept 1 - Sun. Sept 2

• Antique Show & Sale: glass grinder on duty; certified jewelry appraiser on Saturday; cafe on site; CO Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd.; Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 10am - 4pm; info 719-596-1022

Sunday, September 2

• Country; Elizabeth Cook, Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 6pm; $12-$15; 719 476-2200 • Jazz: Sunset Jazz – Brazilian; Cheyenne Mountain Resort; 3525 Broadmoor Valley Rd; 7pm; $10-$15; 719 685-9451

Monday, September 3

• Labor Day Concert; Rock Ledge Ranch; 30th & Gateway; 5:30pm; free & open to public; 719-578-6777

Thursday, September 6

• Live Music: “Adam & Stilwagen”; motif, 2432 W. Cucharras St.; 7:15pm - 10:15pm; 719-635-5365

Friday, September 7

• Organ concert; Memorial w/ Jurgen Essl; CC Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada; 7:30pm; free; 415-686-0924

Thursday, September 13

• Rock Concert; B-52s; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade; 8pm; $39-$49.50; 719-5762626 • Concert: Acoustic American - ‘Jim Adam’; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 6pm; $6; 719-476-2200 • Lecture: Nate Silver on political outlook ; CC McHugh Commons, 1090 N Cascade; 415-686-0924 • Exhibit & talk; Steam Power and Progress; Western Museum, 225 North Gate; 7pm; free; RSVP 719-488-0880


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• Heart Association Screening fundraiser & lecture; Mara Purl; Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade; 9:30am - end;$125; 719-6357688 • Lecture: Economics Seminar Jacob Goldston – ‘Credit and Local Politics’; CC Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade; 4pm; free & open to public; 719-389-6000 • Visiting Writers’ Series: Margaret Atwood discusses The Year of the Flood; CC Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N Nevada; 7pm; free & open to public; 719-389-6000 • Art Opening: Mardosz Fine Art Gallery, 109 S. Corona; 5pm – 8pm; free & open to public; 719-331-4896 • Art Opening: G44 Gallery, 1785 8th St, suite A; 6pm – 8pm;free & open to public • Dramatic Presentation; “Oh, This Humanity” by Will Eno; CC Cornerstone Arts Center; 8pm; free; 719-389-6000 • Drama: ‘God of Carnage’; Theater d’Art, 128 N. Nevada; 8pm; $6-$15; 719-357 thru 9/30 Thurs, Fri, & Sat 8pm; Sun. 4pm • Folk—Rock Concert: ‘Aztec Two-Step’; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S Cascade Ave.; 7:30pm; $27-$30; 719 576-2626 • Blues Concert: ‘Tab Benoit’; CC Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre; 7pm; $17-$40; 719 576-5945

Center, 190 S. Cascade; 7pm; $20-$42; 866-464-2626

Friday, September 21

• Satire; The Ghosts of America Past; Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado; 7pm; $5; 719-444-1012 • Live Music: ‘The LA Baritones’; Cornerstones Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade; 7pm; free & open to public; 719-389-6000

Saturday, September 22

• Fun Event: Pickleball Tournament; Monument Valley Park, 170 W Cache La Poudre; 8am – 5pm; $25; dcrockett4@ msn.com; repeats 9/23 • Fundraiser/walk: Walk for Autism; Grace Center Athletics, 1655 Pirate Heights; 8:30am; free & open to public; 720-4437999 • Folk Concert: ‘Wendy Woo’; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 7pm; $10; 719476-2200 • Rock Symphony Philharmonic Pops Concert: ‘The Music of Led Zeppelin’; Pike Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade; 8pm; $19; 719-520-SHOW

- 5pm; free & open to public; 719-5777700

Friday, September 7

• Photo Exhibit: ‘Waldo Canyon fire’; BAC, 513 Manitou Ave.; 11am - 6pm; free & open to public; 719-685-1861

Saturday, September 15

• Fundraiser; Miramont Castle; 9 Capitol Hill Ave.; 11-3PM; $9-$10; 719-685-1011 • Improv Colorado; Venue 515; 515 Manitou Ave.; 7:30 PM; $8-$10; 719-6851862

Monday, September 17

• Dance/exercise; Zumbathon; Venue 515; 515 Manitou; 5:30-7:30 PM; $5; 719-6851862

Woodland Park Fridays & Sat in September

• Woodland Park Fine Arts & Crafts Fair: Fridays at Henrietta & Park St.; Fri. 7am 1pm; Saturdays at Hwy 24 & Midland RR Station Pavilion, 9am - 3:30pm; Friday

Monday, September 24

• Rock Concert: ‘Peter Cetera’; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade; 8pm; $49-$66.75; 719-576-2626

Tuesday, September 25

• Film Festival: ‘Free Minds Film Festival’; UCC, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway; 5:30pm – 9:15pm; free & open to public; 719-332-4193 thru Sunday • Jazz Concert: ‘Bobby Shaw with Thin Air Jazz’; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 7pm; $15-$20; 719-476-2200

Saturday, September 15

• Art Walk; self-guided; Old Colorado City, Colorado Ave. between 23rd and 27 Streets ��� Show: ‘Burlesque on the Go-Go’; Stargazers Theater, 10 Parkside Drive; 8pm; $10; 719 476 2200 • Staged Reading; ‘The Butler Did It’; University School; 2713 W Cucharra; 3pm & 7pm; free & open to public; 719 331 8834 • Festival: ‘What If’ - Festival of Innovation and Imagination, 1 N Tejon; 10am – 4pm; free & open to public; whatif-festival. org • Philharmonic: ‘The Pines of Rome’ - a program of Verdi, Rota & Respighi; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S Cascade; 8pm; $19 +; 719-520-SHOW; same program on Sunday at 2pm

Wednesday, September 19

• Live Music: “Adam & Stilwagen”; hillside Gardens, 1006 s. Institute; 6:30pm - 8:30pm; $5; 719-520-9463

Thursday, September 20

• Ballet; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet; Pikes Peak

Saturday, September 29

• Gymnastics: Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastic Champions 2012; World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.; 7pm; $25.75-$202.75; 719-576-2626 • Philharmonic Concert: Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade; 8pm; $23; 719520-SHOW • Hawaiian Music: ‘Makaha Sons’; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 5;30pm; $20-$35; 719-598-2308 • Symposium: ‘Steampunk – Power your Imagination’; Western Museum, 225 N. Gate Blvd. 11am – 7pm; $2-$8; 719-4880880

Sunday, September 30

• Musical Show: ‘Girls Night: The Musical’; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade; 4pm & 7:30pm; $37.50 - $47.75; 719-576-2626 • Jazz Concert: ‘Cold Fever’ at the Metropolis Supper Club, 1201 W. Colorado Ave; 2pm & 6pm; $5 cover; 719-227-9888

Manitou Springs Saturday, Sept 1 - Mon. sept 3

• Arts Festival; Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival; Memorial Park, 502 Manitou; 10am

Thursday, September 13

• Lecture: Fly Fisherman Landon Meyer; Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland Ave; 6:30pm; free; 719 687-9281 X 132

Saturday, September 22

• Oktoberfest; Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland; 11-PM; $6; 719-6879885

Friday, September 28

• Live Music: “Adam & Stilwagen”; Raven’s Nest at Aspen Valley Ranch; 1150 S. West Rd.; 6pm potluck dinner; beverages provided; show 7pm -9pm; $5; RSVP 719-389-1251

Saturday September 1

• Rock concert: ‘Starburn 60s Rock Show’; Stargazers Theater, 10 S Parkside; 6pm; free & open to public; 719-476-2200

Friday, September 28

S. West Rd; 10am – 8pm; $15- $25; 719389-1251 • Music Series concert: “Big Band Bash”; Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland; 11am; free & open to public

Cripple Creek

Sunday, September 23

• Live Music: “Adam & Stilwagen”; Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive; 4pm; 719-633-2202• • Live Music: “Jim Adam Blues Band” & dancing under the stars; The Secret Garden, 420 S. 19th St.; 7pm - 9pm;

Listings info is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead!.

10am - Noon musicians: Sept 3: Noah Peterson - acoustic Sept 7: George Whitesell Sept 14: Skip Moore - keyboard Sept 21: Time Brown - acoustic

Saturday, September 1

• 4th Annual Native America Day w/ Seven Ralls Indian Dancers & Wildlife Foundation wolves; food, vendors & more; Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Center; 210 S. Fairview; 11am - 4pm; free; 719686-1820 • Arts and Crafts Fair; Bergstrom Park; 201 Midland Ave.; 7am -1pm; free repeats though 9/28 • Vocals; Raven Nest House – Yer Mom; Aspen Valley Ranch; 1150 S. West Rd; $5; 719-389-1251

Saturday, September 8

• Music Festival; Aspen Valley Ranch; 1150

• Live Theater: “My Fair Lady” at 1pm & “Desperado: Spoof Show” - melodrama & olio at 7pm; Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave; $; call re info & tkts 719689-3247 • Dinner Theater: Imperial Hotel & Gold Bar Room Theater; Dinner 6pm; show 7pm; $15 show only, $25 dinner & show; 719-344-9274 Sept 1: Improv Sept 8 & 9: “The Fab-4” Beatle Tribute Sept 15: “Ventriloquist Mark Hellerstein” Sept 22: “California Dreamin’” – tribute to Mamas & Papas Sept 29: Salida Circus

Friday, Sept 7 thru end of Sept

• Live Theater: “Greater Tuna”; Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave; $; call re dates, times & tkts 719-689-3247

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Sun. Sept. 9

• Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show: vintage, custom & classic cars; start in Woodland Park, poker fun to Cripple Creet & street show with street dance & more; Bennett Ave.; Sat. 7am – 9pm

Saturday, September 22

• Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour: character reenactments, history & ghosts; CC District Museum Parking Lot, 5th & Bennett; tour depart every ½ hour


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O f f t h e B e at P at h i n s o u t h C e n t r a l starting at 2pm by trolley; donations requested $8/adult, $15/couple, $5 kids under 12;

Sat. - Sun., Sept 22 & 23,29 & 30

• Aspen Tours: first come, first served; tours begin at CC District Museum, 510 E. Bennett; donations appreciated; 719689-2634

Victor Sunday, September 2

Walsenberg Friday, October 5

• Art Opening Reception: Claude Appel; MOF, Museum of Friends, 109 E. 6th St.; 6pm – 8pm; 719-738-2858

Friday, October 19

• Artists Talk on Art: Claude Appel; MOF, Museum of Friends, 600 Main St.; 5:30pm – 7pm; $5; 719-738-2858

• Presentation & Reception: “Lowell Thomas Revisited” by Richard Marold; Stratton Outdoor Amphitheater, Victor w/ reception at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 3rd & Victor Ave.; 4pm; $15pp; reservations suggested www. VictorColorado.com or 719-689-5509

Friday, October 12

Rocky Mountain High A r k a n s a s R i v e r P ueblo to Fairplay Cyril Cuspidor’s Fence Post

Saturday, September 29

• Celebration: Barbeque/Firewalking; behind the Shamrock Station; pit barbeque at 6:00pm, firewalking at 7:30pm; free and open to the public; bring something to grill and own transportation for medical services..

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Monday,October 1

• Jazz Nite Out: Oak Bridge Production; Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St.; 8pm; $; tkts 719-564-0579

• Live Music & Dinner Special; Villa Grove Trade, 34094 US Hwy 285; 6pm – 8pm; 719-655-2203

Spanish Peaks Region LaVeta

Saturday, October 6

• Art Opening Reception: “Poetry & Prints”; SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus; 5pm – 7pm;719-742-3074

Saturday, October 27

• Haunted Museum at Francisco Fort; Main St.; 7pm – 9pm

Saturday, October 13

Thursday, October 18

• Distinguished Speaker Series: Eric Thomas, author, activist & minister: ‘Breaking the Cycle’ of crime & hopelessness; CSU-Pueblo Occhiato Ballroom, Bonforte Blvd; 7pm; free & open to public; info 719-549-2100 • Lecture: ‘Fur Trade in Colorado’ w/ William Butler, Ph.D.; El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union; 7pm; $; tkts & info 719-583-0453

Friday, October 5

Friday-Sun. Oct. 5-7 & more

Sundays: October14 & 28

• Theater: “Cinderella”; Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St.; eves 7:30pm; $9 - $19; call re dates, times, details & tkts 719564-0579

Wednesday, October 3

Saturday, October 20

Villa Grove

Fri. Oct 12 – Oct 21 & more

• Farmers’ Market: Midtown Shopping Center, 1000 W. 6th St.; 7am – 1pm; 719542-1704

• Oktoberfest: German bier garden, car show, arts crafts and food vendors, German band in am & rock ‘n roll in pm; dancing all day; Main Street,; all day; 719-742-3288

• Farmers’ Market: fresh, local produce, baked goods, crafts, cooking demos, sampling, live music; parking lots near State & Main; 8am– 2pm;

• Comedy Show/Fundraiser; Soaring Eagles Center for Autism Comedy Night w/ cocktails, complimentary wine, dinner & comedy show; CSU Occhiato Bldg, Bonforte Blvd.; 5:30pm; $50pp, $95 per couple; 719-547-8803

• Family Fun: Day of Play w/ live music, food, bounce house, face painting, chair massage, sumo wrestling, bball, 5K and more; Minnequa Lake; 9am – 1pm; details 719-564-0055

Tuesdays & Fridays in October

• Afterschool Program: play, create & imagine; historical & cultural concepts; El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.; 2pm; $1/Friday; sign-up & info at 719-583-0453; Fridays thru oct. 26th • Reunion: CSU 9th Annual Reunion on Union; 5pm – 8pm; $10; 719-549-2858 • First Friday Art Walk: make your own tour, galleries open late, map available. Cup & Bowl: “Labor of Clay” w/ artist Rick Morris; 5pm - 8pm Steel City Art Works: opening reception w/ artists Dave Foncannon, Ed Hughes & Jill Starkey; SCAW, 216 S. Union; 5pm - 8pm • Ghost Walk thru Union Ave district w actors at each stop representing a person from the past; depart El Pueblo Museum, 301 N. Union; every 15-minutes from 5:30pm to 8:30pm; $8, kids under 5yrs w/ adult are free; 719-542-6904; repeats 10/6 • Comedy Show w/ Josh Blue; Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St.; 8pm; $15 - $18; tkts & info 719-564-0579

Saturdays: October 6 & 13

Day & Pilot Fly In w/ rocket building, aerospace instruction, field games, wing rope climb contest & more; Weisbrod Aircraft Museum; 31001 Magnuson Ave; 9am – 5pm; donations appreciated; 719671-2407 • CSU-Pueblo Football: Homecoming game: the Thunderwolves play Chadron State; CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd.; 2pm; 719-549-2711 • Symphony: ‘Take Me Home’ - music of John Denver w/ Mack Bailey, vocals & Steve Weisburg, guitar & Pueblo Symphony; CSU – Hoag Recital Hall, Bonforte Blvd.; 7:30pm; $30-35; 719-5457967

• Theater; “The House of Frankenstein”; Impossible Players, 1201 N. Main St; eves 7:30pm, mat. 2pm; $5 - $10; call for dates, times & tkts 719-542-6969

Saturday, October 6

• Family Fun; 2nd Annual Family Fun

• Celebrate Theater w/ Jesse Winchester: Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St.; 8pm; $15 - $18, tkts 719-564-0579

Friday, October 19

• BBQ fundraiser: 24th Annual Bid ‘n BBQ: dinner & large silent auction; El Pueblo Museum, 310 N. Union; 5:30pm - 9:30pm; $; 719-404-1353

Saturday, October 20

• Art Event: “Indulge” w/ artists Kim Faiella-Furrh & Bonnie Waugh; fine wines, food & festive music; Sage Art Academy, 203 N. Main St.; 6pm – 8pm; $45; limited seating contact Kim 719-6969490

Saturday, September 22

• CSU-Pueblo Football: the Thunderwolves play Black Hills State (SD); CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd.; 6pm; 719-549-2711

Friday, October 26

• Haunted Kiddies’ Rides at City Park: trick or teat w/ spooky train, haunted caboose & more; wear costumes; City Park Rides, 3455 Nuckolls Ave.; 5pm – 8pm; info at www.puebloparks.us or 719-553-2790 • Opera Theatre of the Rockies: “The Old Maid and the Thief”; Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St.; 7:30pm; $15 - $20; 719564-0579

Saturday, October 27

• Zoo Boo: spooktacular activities at the Zoo w/ treats, animal close encounters, pumpkins; Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave.; 9:30am - 3pm; kids ages 3 - 12 free if wearing costume & accompanied by paying adult; members free; www. pueblozoo.org • Puebloween!: trick-o-treating thru the Helen T. White Galleries w/ costumed characters & special Halloween crafts;

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe; 11am – 4pm; 719-295-7200 • Halloween Fun Fest - costume parade & contest, mask making, storytelling & more; Nature & Raptor Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd; $4 - $5; 1pm – 4pm; 719-569-2414 • Symphony: ‘Pueblo’s Symphony Fantastic’ w/Wei-Wei-Le on violin; CSU – Hoag Recital Hall, Bonforte Blvd; 7:30pm; $35; 719-545-7967

Florence Friday, October 12

• Art Opening Reception: “Sisters” w/ Jan Steers & Gail Bailey; Blue Spruce Gallery, Main St; 5pm - 7pm; free & open to public

Saturday, October 13

• Second Saturday Art Walk: shops, music, artists at work, refreshments; Main St.; 3pm – 4:30pm. • Ghost Walk: streets of Florence; 719-7843544

Friday Oct 19 – Sat. Oct 20

• 8th Annual Plein-Aire Festival; “Paint the Town”; reception and sale on Saturday; 5pm - 7pm; contact 719-784-3544 for info • 4th Annual Eureka Days / Kick in the butt BBQ; bbq, food vendors, beer, music; Pioneer Park; $3 admission

Wednesday, October 31

• Halloween Trick or Treat: downtown merchants; 5pm – 7pm

Canon City Friday, October 5

• First Friday Art Walk: Artists Gallery w/ 6 artists, 416 Main St.; free & open to public; 5pm – 8pm. • Art Opening Reception: “Arkansas Valley Artists Showcase”; FCA, 505 Macon Ave.; 5pm – 8pm; free & open to public; 719275-2790 • 13th Annual Artful Women Exhibit Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony; Sunflower Bank Bldg, 531 Main St.; 5:30pm – 7:30pm; exhibit open various dates thru October 20

Saturday, October 6

• Rim to Rim 10k / 5k Run: royal Gorge Bridge & Park; awards, door prizes, swag bag; registration 7:15am, start 8:30am; $25 pre-registration; $35 Race Day registration; rhinkle@starpointco. com • Biketoberfest: motorcycle show, music, Oktoberfest beer garden brats, burgers & more; Macon Plaza; 9am – end.

Saturdays October 6 & 27

• Murder Mystery Train Ride w/ delicious food, scenery & classic ‘who dunnit”; Royal Gorge RR, Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water St.; 6:30pm; $110; 1-888-724-5748

Wednesday, October 24

• Fremont County Community Concert: “Classical Gas”; Canon City HS; 7pm

Wednesday, October 31

• Halloween Trick or Treat: downtown merchants; 5pm – 7pm

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C o l o r ad o : Ev e n t s i n O c t o b e r 2 0 1 2 Saturday, October 13

• Second Saturday Art Walk: most galleries feature new show openings or artists’ reception from 12noon – 7pm; Historic Downtown.

Saturday, October 27

• All Arts Closing Festival: “Valley Visions”; musicians, poets, singers, dancers, circus acts, food & more; Steam Plant Theater, W. Sackett; 5pm; $5 - $10

Buena Vista Thursday, October 11

• Collegiate Peaks Forum Local Expert Series: “Doing it Right: Sex & Christianity in American Media” w/ Dr. Amy Frykholm; Congregational United Church, 217 Crossman Ave.; 7pm; free & open to public.

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Pikes Peak Country Colorado Springs

Monday, October 1

• Scavenger Hunt for kids 6-12; Western Museum, 225 North Gate Blvd.; 9am – 4pm; $4 - $8; 719-488-0880; repeats Mon thru Sat thru 10/31

Wednesday, October 3

• Fund Raiser w/ Live Music: “Adam & Stilwagen”; support Ronald McDonal House Charities; Mining Exchange Wyndam Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave.; 5:30pm - 8:30pm; $25; RSVP required 719-323-2000 • Comedy Fundraiser for Zach’s Place; ‘Josh Blue’; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 6:30pm; $35-$100; 719-4762200

Thursday, October 4

Wet Mountain Valley Westcliffe/Silver Cliff

Thursday, Oct. 4 – Sat. Oct. 6

• Plein Air Paint Out: juried show with cash awards; juror Stephen C. Datz; concludes Saturday, October 6th with show; details http://www.sangresartguild.org

Saturday, October 6

• 6th Annual Art Hullabaloo!: presentations at various venues all around town; artists painting in public, art demos, poetry reading, drama & humorous theater shorts, culinary arts, fiber arts, circus acts & more; Downtown Westcliffe; all day. • Art Opening Reception: 3rd Street Gallery, N. Hwy 69, Westcliffe; 4pm – 7pm; free & open to public

Saturday, October 13

• Historical Society Annual Banquet w/ Andrew Gulliford about Lewis & Clark & environmental history in American West; Ranchers’ Roost Café, 25 Main St., Westcliffe; 6pm; reservations 719-7839448

Wednesday, October 31

• Trick or Treat: downtown merchants w/

• Comedy; Rodney Carrington; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade; 7:30pm; $46.25 $56.50; 719 576-2626

Friday, October 5

• Fair; Metaphysical Fair; City Auditorium, 221 E Kiowa; $5; 303-634-1810 • Art Walk; Old Colorado City, Colorado @ 25th; 5pm - 8pm; free; 719-520-9494

Saturday, October 6

• Run Walk Fundraiser; Chuckie’s Friends Special Needs; Goose Gossage Park, 3950 Mark Dabling Blvd; 7:30am & 10am; $15 - $40; 719-687-3425 • Colorado Jazz; Dotsero; Stargazers Theater, 10 S Parkside; 1pm – 9pm; $15 - $18; 719-476-2200

Thursday, October 11

• Live music “Adam & Stilwagen”; motif, 2432 W. Cucharras St.; 7:15pm - 10:15pm; 719-635-5365 • Concert: ‘Houston Person’ Saxophonist; CC Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre; 7pm; $15 - $25; 719-576-5945

Friday, October 12

Psi Phi Showboat; Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive; 6pm; $35; 719-2297606

Sunday, October 14

• Chamber Music Concert: Chamber Orchestra of the Springs; CC Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N.Cascade; 1:45pm lecture, 2pm show; season tickets $25 $85; 719-633-3649 • Jazz Concert: Cold Fever at the Metropolis Supper Club, 1201 W. Colorado; 6 PM; $5; 719-227-9888; repeats 10/28 • Fashion Show Fundraiser; American Girl Fashion show; Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Dr.; 12 noon & 3:30pm; $28 or $250 for table of 10; info@csAumnaePanhellenic.org

Friday, October 19

• Blues concert: “Jim Adam Blues Band”; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; $10 adv., $15 DOS; 719-476-2200

Saturday, October 20

• Philharmonic: Shostakovich & Schumann; Pikes Peak, 190 S Cascade; 8pm; $19+; 719-520-SHOW; repeats Sunday at 2pm

Sunday, October 21

• Philharmonic: Season of Firsts; Sand Creek High School, 7005 N. Carefree Circle; 3pm; $8 - $10; 719 685-6468; season tickets available

Tuesday, October 23

• Country Music: ‘Don Williams’; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave; 7:30pm; $39.25 - $59.75; 719-576-2626

Friday, October 26

• Rock and Dance; Legacy; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 7pm; $10 - $12; 719-476-2200

Saturday, October 27

• Run/Walk Fundraiser; Be a superhero 5K Run/Walk and Roll; America the Beautiful Park, 120 Cimino Dr.; 8am; $15 - $25; 303-757-8008X12 • Philharmonic; Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 8pm; $19; 719-520-SHOW

• Wine Tasting fundraiser for Cheyenne Village; City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa; 5:30pm – 9pm $75; 719-572-7488 • Scottish Music: Tannahill Weavers; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside; 6:30pm; $20-$25; 719 476-2200

Sunday, October 28

Saturday, October 13

Saturday October 27

• CC Fundraiser: 24th Tiger Classic 5K; Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache La Poudre; 7am; $25-$30; call 719-389-6107 for pre reg & info • Talent Extravaganza Fundraiser; Omega

• Jazz; Thin Air Jazz Halloween; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 5pm; $4 - $8; 719-476-2200

Manitou Springs • Papermaking and Poetry; Business of Art Center; 513 Manitou; 9AM-3PM; $190; 719-685-1861 thru 11/10

Cripple Creek

Friday, October 5

• Live Theater: “Haunting at the Old Homestead” melodrama & Halloween Olio; Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave; $; call re dates, times & tkts 719-689-3247

Saturday, October 6

• Gravity Races: home-made vehicles fly down Bennett Ave.; rules, regs & applications at http://visitcripplecreek. com or 719-689-2634 • Dinner Theater: Imperial Hotel & Gold Bar Room Theater; Dinner 6pm; show 7pm; $15 show only, $25 dinner & show; 719-344-9274 Oct 6: Jonathan Gorst – ragtime concert Oct. 27: ‘The Classic Dinettes”

Saturday, October 13

• Mine to Mine Challenge: 5 ½ mile run from Cripple Creek to Victor; prizes, hot chocolate available; start Mollie Kathleen Mine & finish CC & Victor Gold Mining Co; CC Heritage Center, 9283 S. Hwy 67; details http://visitcripplecreek.com or 719-689-2634

Saturday, October 27

• Monster Ball: costumes & dance in the haunted street of a city that has twice burned to the ground; glow-in-thedark parade begins after sundown; live musicians, beer garden, ghosts; Bennett Ave.; http://visitcripplecreek.com or 719689-2634

Woodland Park Thursday, October 4

• Meet the Author; Barbara O’Neal; Public Library; 218 E Midland Ave.; 6:30 PM; free; 719-687-9281 X 132

Friday, October 26

• Concert: “Adam & Stilwagen”; Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 Hwy 24; 8pm; 719-6877879

CYRIL CUSPIDOR’S Fence Post Friday, September 7

• Art Opening: Peripheral Visions, a collection art works that can only be viewed out of the corner of the eye; Fence Post Community Center and Curio Corner; 5pm – 7pm.

Tuesday, September 11

• Public Input Meeting: Should More Agencies be Involved in Cleanup?; held at the site of the Bernie’s Bacon Barn grease pit debacle with representatives from EPA, Colorado Health Dept, and Bernie’s survivors; 5 pm.


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