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Pet safety risk heightens as holidays draw near


By Scott Prater

s the holidays approach, families and friends may have already started preparing the meals they look forward to all year. Parties and gatherings present an opportunity for elaborate feasts, where families revel in the holiday atmosphere. For family pets however, the holidays present an increased risk for food borne illness. Most people have heard that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but many may be unaware that grapes and raisins can be dangerous as well. “Onions and garlic can also be toxic to dogs,” said Capt. William Underwood, Fort Carson Veterinary Clinic’s officer in charge. “They can lead to liver and kidney problems. Unfortunately, pets don’t metabolize and break down those foods like humans do.” Underwood explained that calling a veterinarian can help pet owners determine just how serious their pet’s condition is. Even a simple internet search can be helpful. “People can search for chocolate toxicity in dogs and there are many reputable websites that host chocolate toxicity calculators,” he said. “You can simply type in the weight of your dog and estimate how much it consumed to get an idea of how much trouble you’re in.” If a visit to a veterinarian is required, the staff usually will induce pet vomiting and follow with supportive care and monitoring.

Though leftover bones may seem harmless following a meal, when cast aside they present a tempting feast for pets and can become a significant danger. “Bones can actually get stuck in an animal’s throat or perforate the esophagus. If the bone travels to the stomach or intestines it can cause even worse perforations there,” Underwood said. “Bones can also chip or break teeth or cause dental problems. A general rule of thumb for giving your dogs things to chew on is you don’t want the object to be harder than what you can depress with your fingernail.” While foreign body ingestion occurs more often with dogs, cats tend to suffer from what veterinarians refer to as linear foreign body ingestion. “Cats are mischievous — they’ll consume ribbon, tinsel and electrical lights on trees,” Underwood said. “With smaller animals, these can cause either a direct obstruction or anchor themselves in the stomach or gastrointestinal tract, where they can actually accordion the intestine.” Pet owners should also be aware of the potential shock danger of holiday electrical cords and the poisoning danger presented by toxic plants, such as poinsettias, holly, mistletoe and pine needles, which can cause irritation, vomiting and diarrhea. Many holiday decorations include electrical wires, which can present See Safety, page 8 Shutterstock




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olidays in Colorado means two things: cold weather and presents. Colorado Springs is home to unique activities for people of all ages, and gifts only found in the Rockies. Spend a day holiday shopping in style, meeting artists of handmade, locally crafted art, or take your loved one ice skating in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Whatever you decide, it is sure to be something special and memorable. Holiday Market at Commonwheel Artists Co-op 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 80829 Look no further than Manitou Springs to find unique, locally made gifts for your friends and family this holiday season. Juanita Canzoneri, Commonhweel Artists Co-op marketing manager for three years, explained the Holiday Market is a six-week event, operating daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and closed Christmas Day. “We dedicate our whole gallery space to this event,” she said. “We offer Colorado or locally made gift items under $100, original art, art prints, ornaments and home décor. “We cram as much cool stuff in here as we possibly can,” she continued. “With our more popular artists, we ask them to come back year after year.” Canzoneri said the shop hosts a jury for the show in September so they can look at new things people are making or new artists who may have recently moved to the area. “We always try to carry things like soaps, lotions, (lip balm),” she said. “Colorado Cream provided their products this year and last, and this year, we have candles for sale from Skye Candle Company, a new company in Manitou Springs.” Additionally, Canzoneri said throughout the year, the co-op holds gallery shows, and if there is an artist who does particularly well, the committee hosting the market will ask them to participate. “We’re constantly on the lookout for new and cool art,” she said. “We look for stuff we think would fit into this show, and it’s always amazing the quality of work we get.” In order for products to be considered, Canzoneri said they need to be new to the co-op, and the quality and price has to be good. Additionally, Canzoneri said the vendors have to be able to restock the items if they sell out. “We don’t want any holes in our store,” she added. Last year the co-op incorporated a trunk show into the Holiday Market, Canzoneri said, where jewelers brought in additional work. “We had stuff everywhere,” she Courtesy photo said. “There was a lot of handmade jewelry for sale, some special Commonhweel Artists Co-op’s Holiday Market deals, prices and things we don’t includes wares from Skye Candle Company, typically carry. Plus, you got to a new small business in Manitou Springs. meet the jewelers.” Canzoneri said her favorite part about working the Holiday Market is the excitement it generates, and the holiday spirit throughout the store. “I don’t decorate my house, so it’s great to see the shop decorated,” she said, laughing. Canzoneri added she loves to see guests shop locally. “It’s always new and always different,” she said. “We get a ton of people that come in for it, and it’s always exciting.” “You’ll always meet an artist when you come in and shop,” Canzoneri continued. “If you’re interested in shopping local, this is the best place to do it.” For more information about the Holiday Market, call 719-685-1008. Criminal Defense & Personal Injury

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Military connection means global cuisine during holidays


By Erinn Callahan

ost Americans’ dining tables at Christmas are practically indistinguishable from the Thanksgiving menu a month earlier. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes — all the staples are there, most pulling double duty. In areas such as Colorado Springs, however, the lineup may look slightly different. Several military installations and a proximity to Denver means a veritable potluck of cultural comfort food during the holiday season — recalling everything from the Caribbean shores to the forests of the Pacific Shutterstock Islands. While “halo-halo” — Halo-halo, a traditional Filipino holiday dessert. Tagalong for “mix mix” — is not served exclusively during this time of year, Gregg Savage is promoting the popular Filipino cold dessert for anyone looking for a change of pace this winter. “It’s very unique only to the Philippines,” said Savage, owner of You-Ka Café on Bloomington Street in Colorado Springs. “How it’s made and presented is something you can’t get in other countries.” Traditionally served in layers in a cup or bowl, halo-halo includes a hodgepodge of ingredients highly unlikely to show up alongside one another anywhere else — sweet red beans, cocoa, dried fruit and a scoop of shaved ice. The dish is topped with evaporated milk, leche flan, ube — purple yam — ice cream, caramelized plantains, and strands of macapuno, or coconut. The unusual combinations of texture and taste keep customers coming back, Savage said. “You mix it all together and enjoy the textures. Once you try it it’s hard to get away from it.” A popular holiday tradition in Mexico, according to a December 2016 National Geographic article, involves a

twist on the traditional Christmas bird. Pavo relleno de Navidad, or stuffed turkey, dates back all the way to the Aztecs. Today, the turkey is commonly stuffed with an eclectic mix similar to the halo-halo ingredients — ground pork, raisins, apples, almonds and jalapenos. South Koreans will celebrate Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year, Feb. 5 this year, and one of the most important meals is the one that begins the festivities, according to National Geographic. Tteokguk is a soup prepared with thinly sliced rice cakes, egg, beef, vegetables, and sometimes kimchi mandu, or dumplings. Believed to bring health and longevity, Tteokguk also functions as a birthday soup for Koreans, who traditionally turn one year older at the New Year, according to the article. A similar dish is popular in China for the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated in late February or early March to mark the end of the Chinese New Year. Tangyuan — round dumplings of glutinous rice typically filled with sweetened black sesame paste or red bean paste — is often served in the water it was boiled in, which is usually sweetened with ginger. Tangyuan also is associated with the winter solstice, according to Reader’s Digest. Fried potato pancakes — called latkes — are perhaps the most visible staple of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights celebrated in late November or early December. While there are non-potato variations of latkes, the tradition really lies in the cooking method. Food fried in oil commemorates a miracle in the Jewish tradition,

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a shock hazard to pets. “Pet owners may notice obvious things, like visible trauma, ulcers in a pet’s mouth, or black and red swollen areas around gums,” Underwood explained. “A lot of times too, when they suffer some kind of shock trauma, they might display odd restlessness, inappropriate urination or defecation, often right after the incident. Sometimes that shock will throw off heart rhythms as well. And, sometimes owners will find an animal passed out. That could mean they have been chewing on a cord and got a zap and then fainted.” While the holidays are often a special time of year for family members, they may overlook the dangers presented by outdoor lighting as well. Holiday lighting may hang high on eves and trimming, but electrical outlets are often placed in low areas on structures, making them easily accessible to pets. In winter climates, pets may also be exposed to ice-melt salt that covers roads, sidewalks and driveways. Depending on the formulation of the salt, it can cause direct metabolic disturbance if ingested. The chemical also collects on the paws of our four-legged friends, which can cause ulcerations and other skin problems. “Antifreeze can be tempting to animals because it’s a little sweet,” Underwood said. “If a pet has consumed antifreeze owners will want to get them to a veterinarian right away, so the vet can induce vomiting. From there on, it should be just a monitoring situation. That’s if detected quickly. If it’s been a while, a vet may need to take further treatment options and provide supportive care.” As for feeding pets table scraps,

Underwood advises against it. “Around the holidays we tend to have a lot of rich, sugary, fatty foods around which humans process a lot better than pets and in general it’s a good idea to keep people food away from animals,” he said. “If you want to give your pet a treat, make sure it’s appropriate. There are plenty that are safe, either store bought, or if you make them yourself. There are plenty of recipes online.” It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on trash and make sure tables are cleared after family meals, especially with puppies and kittens. “Brand new puppies and kittens are more curious and mischievous and are more likely to dig through a trash can,” Underwood said. “They don’t know when to stop and will keep stuffing themselves, often to their detriment, which can cause severe illness and even serious pancreatitis.” Signals to watch for are vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Chocolate toxicity, for instance can cause seizures or increased heartrate, increased panting, restlessness and many similar signs like whimpering or crying for no reason. Ultimately, the holidays remain a busy time for veterinary clinics and pet emergencies this time of year often occur after hours and on weekends. “It’s best to be proactive,” Underwood said. “Pet owners should have a 24/7 emergency number handy in the event their regular provider is closed. Pet owners can also call the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 for advice and guidance if they believe their pet has consumed something toxic.

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merican flag stickers placed in storefronts aren’t the only tell for veterans cruising for a discount. Deal Patrol, a recentlylaunched mobile application created by two former service members, maps out local military deals, said co-founder Darren Smith. “What makes this app so special is how comprehensive our data is,” the Army veteran said. “We’re really working hard by calling and reaching out to thousands of stores to try and get all the local military deals we can on there.” The app’s co-founder, Gavin Light, an Air Force veteran, told Smith about his idea for Deal Patrol about three years ago while the two were hiking in the mountains. “Gavin went to the Air Force Academy here, and back then, the monthly stipend was only $100,” Smith said. “You get free housing and food, of course, but still that money doesn’t go very far when you’re trying to do things out in the community. “Getting any sort of military discount really makes a huge impact, and Gavin always wondered, ‘Why isn’t there any place that consolidates the discounts, where I can

find all of them in one spot?’” That’s exactly what the Deal Patrol mobile app does, Smith said, adding it’s available for download on both on Android and iOS platforms. “You open the app and right away it shows you a map that automatically scales to show the 20 closest discounts around you,” he said. “That auto-scaling feature was really very difficult to implement, but we thought it was critical because, depending on where you are, the deals could be far away.” Users also are able to put in a specific location and search for nearby discounts, Smith said. “If someone is going on a business trip somewhere next week, they can look at that city and kind of plan out where they want to stay and eat based off the deals in the area,” he said. Deal Patrol staff verifies all the discounts submitted by businesses to the app, Smith said. “We also have a way for users to submit online messages if someone goes to an establishment and, for whatever reason, has a problem with the discount,” he said. “We already have thousands of discounts in the app because a lot of national chains have a discount, like Home Depot and Lowe’s.”

However, Smith said they are more interested in connecting with local businesses to highlight those deals being offered. “We really want all the local ‘mom and pops’ on there,” he said. “We started our focus here in the Springs and we’ve just now started reaching out to other large military communities around the nation, like San Diego, Pensacola and Fort Bragg, N.C.” Businesses can submit offered military discounts online at or on the app itself, Smith said. “They just put the details in there, hit submit and we give them a call to verify it,” he said. “We are trying to make it a really quick, easy process.” Thus far, the biggest hurdles have been the development of the app and making sure it was a product they were proud of, Smith said. “We spent over a year with a developer and ended up with a product that we weren’t happy with at all,” he said. “We ended up scrapping that and went with a new company to develop the app and get the product we have and are extremely happy with.” Going forward, Smith believes the biggest challenge is going to be connecting with all the local businesses that have military discounts, he said.

Deal Patrol co-founders Gavin Light and Darren Smith speak with guests during the mobile application’s launch party in November at Tap Traders. “Getting all those discounts and then getting them populated on the app is extensive work,” he said, adding they are automating systems “to be able to reach out to as many business owners as we can as quickly as possible.” Smith said the app donates 10 percent of advertising revenue to the military charity The Home Front Cares. “It’s just a small way of us giving back and saying thank you,” he said. “We’re so thankful that businesses show their respect for the military by offering deals.” Meanwhile, Smith said they also hope the app will help veterans and military members interact more in the community. “A lot of the deals on the app are for eating, and when businesses offer those types of discounts, more military members go there and that creates a little bit of camaraderie there,” he said. “This app really is a win-win; it’s a win for businesses offering the deals and for the military members able to take advantage of them.” Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

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Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008,, Holiday Market, featuring and fine craft items made by local Colorado artists, with price and quality in mind. Through Dec. 31. COPPeR (Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region), 121 S. Tejon St., #111, 634-2204,, LIMINALITY: Works by Claire Swinford, 2015-2018, a solo show of artwork by this local artist. These works are united by their exploration of the concept of “liminality,” defined as a transitional period when an idea or identity is in flux. Through March 29. Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery, 616 S. Tejon St., 520-1899, liaison@cottonwoodcenterforthearts. com, Los Colores y Texturas de San Miguel de Allende, a collection of works by Colorado-based artist, Jo Carol Ciborowski. Her renditions of photographs she took while in Mexico. Through Jan. 2. Tish Lacy Reed, a Colorado-based artist who works in mixed media, oils, cold wax and encaustic. She finds inspiration in nature, astronomy and her spiritual connection to the world. Through Jan. 2.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 6361901, Joyful, Joyful Art, featuring Christmas trees decked out in handmade ornaments and miniature paintings, along with one-of-a-kind paintings, glass, sculpture, wood, silver and semi-precious jewelry. Through Dec. 31.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 520-1899,, cottonwoodcenterforthearts. com. Home, a display of photographs by Frances Huntington depicting life after Hurricane Michael in Apalachicola, Florida. Through March 5. Tara Kelley-Cruz: A Three-Year Journey, a show highlighting some of the artist’s favorite work completed in the past three years. There will be some brand new work included as well. Through Dec. 31. Lines and Patterns, the second annual show by the artist group Divided By 5, presenting Zentagle inspired art by Deb Prewitt, Cass Mullane, Carol Therrien, Linda Logan and Linda Close. Through Jan. 1.

Boulder Street Gallery Artists, 206 N. Tejon St., 636-9358,, December Featured Artists, including Janet Cruickshank with her awardwinning watercolors, and Susan Tormoen, who brings bold color and spontaneity to all of her work. Also featuring guest artist Steve Hixon. Through Dec. 29.

El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453, zach.werkowitch@state., Without Borders: Art Sín Fronteras, a display of work of artists from southern Colorado, northern New Mexico and beyond in a variety of mediums which explore the concept of borderlands and what homelands are today. Through March 1.

The Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Circle, 577-5744,, Broadmoor Galleries Holiday Show Part IV, featuring Colorado artists Gregory Packard and Nathan Solano with guest sculptor Melissa Cooper. Through Dec. 31. Christmas Show, featuring Scott Yeager and Sara Howsam along with guest sculptors Melissa Cooper and Jeremiah Welsh. Through Dec. 31.

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Chavez Gallery, 2524 1/2 W. Colorado Ave., 9636925,, Tooth and Claw, featuring new themed artwork by Liese and Kris Chavez. Through Dec. 31. Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road, 475-6100. Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, providing students, colleagues and visitors a glimpse into the creative endeavors of the art department faculty of Cheyenne Mountain Schools. Through Dec. 31. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581,, O Beautiful!: Shifting Landscapes of the Pikes Peak Region, celebrating the ingenuity of artists and patrons over the last 100 years who have depicted the Pikes Peak Region and helped to build the legacy of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Through Dec. 29. Art of the Southwest: 1840s to Present, a highlight of some of the most celebrated work by indigenous and Latina/o artists. Explores individual stylistic movements, artists, and topics such as art markets and creative innovations. Through July 29. Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance, illustrating the artistic process of the collaborative’s site-specific ecological installation in the high desert of Southern Colorado through the use of artifacts, archival materials and botanical samples. Through Jan. 13. Jaune Quickto-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors, artwork examining themes that perennially recur in Smith’s work, including conflict, compassion, peace, the cycle of life, irony and identity. Through Feb. 10. P.S. I Love You: A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer, an exhibition that represents Elsie’s domestic life and surroundings. Capture a rare glimpse of what life may have been like for the Palmer family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through March 17. Ralph Allen: Envoutement, a mural which captures the vibrancy of Haitian music and dance. Through vigorous brushstrokes and vivid colors, this work communicates the energy of Haitian music. Through Dec. 30. Repurposed, an exhibit of artwork by Colorado artist Mel Strawn, who has repurposed previous work of various mediums to create new artistic experiences. Through Jan. 31. Virgil Ortiz: Revolution, telling the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, while making the subject relevant and engaging to the next generation; blending historic events with sci-fi and fantasy. Through Jan. 6.

ists, presenting two- and three-dimensional pieces including paintings, photography, silk, wood, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. Stop by seven days a week to see the ever-changing artists’ work, meet the artist on duty and enjoy the delightful space. Gallery 113 participates in First Friday art walks. Ongoing. The Gallery Below, 718B N. Weber St., 347/9614789, Planned Parenthood Show, an exhibit of artwork by locals, inspired by reproductive health. Through Dec. 31. Kreuser Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 464-5880,, Civilized Frontier: A Photographic Exhibition by Angela Crews, a collection representing the artist’s Colorado, her “civilized frontier.” Through Dec. 27. Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861,, EpikNoire, oil studies and fantasies in black and white, by Houston-based artist Erik Martinez. Through Dec. 30. Manitou Art Center’s Studio Artists Show, highlighting the hard work and talent of artists that work at the MAC. Expect to see hand-crafted pottery, hand-blown glass, sewn and tailored clothing, paintings, laser-cut art and more. Through Jan. 16. 1st Amendment Gallery, including works that promote free speech through artistic expression. Ongoing. Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House, 5965 N. Academy Blvd., 522-1432. Leslie Duggin, exhibiting a selection of artwork. Through Dec. 31. Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St., 260-6637,, Best of Two Worlds: Painters and Photographers, featuring the work of Judy Applegarth, Bob Falcone, Susie Stovall and James Van Hoy. Through Dec. 28. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, mail@sdc-arts. org, Contemporary Western, featuring well-known contemporary artists such as Donna Howell-Sickles, Paul Pletka, Fritz Scholder and R.C. Gorman. Local and regional artists include Orlin Helgoe, Terry Galusha, and Judith Pierce. Through Jan. 20. Lawrence Harris: Renowned Afro-American Artist, featuring the career-spanning work of this prominent Colorado




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AUDITIONS & ENTRIES Commonwheel Artists Co-op, is accepting seconds, prototypes and any other pieces that artists want to sell fast. Bring them to Commonwheel Artists Co-op’s Pottery by the Pound. Note: this sale is not just for pottery. Intake will be Jan. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. has openings for a jeweler and a wearable fabric artist. Download the application packet online or pick one up at the shop. Ongoing. Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, is accepting entries for its upcoming exhibit: Word Art: Works Inspired by Text. Artists’ works must integrate at least one word into the piece. All media will be considered. Intake will be Jan. 24-26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10/piece up to three pieces. Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 5201899,, Fountain Community Theater, will host auditions for its winter production, Fond Farewell, to be performed Feb. 21 through March 2. Cast needed: four men ages 16+, six women ages 16+. Auditions will be held Dec. 27-28, 5-7 p.m. Fountain Community Theater, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain, 233-5192, fountaintheater@gmail. com, Palmer Lake Art Group, is seeking entries for their Winter Fine Art Show. See website for entry form. Through Jan. 19. Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 495-9674, seagl@,

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Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, is seeking entries for the upcoming Visions of Light: A Juried Photography Exhibition. Photographers should go beyond producing a technically correct image and demonstrate their use and/or control of light. See website for entry info and registration. Through Jan. 14. $35. Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475,,

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Free Computer Basics Classes, meant to help users get more comfortable with Windows and internet basics, including how to manage files and how to browse the internet with various browsers. Joe Mullally, Emergency Computer Service, 2640 W. Colorado Ave. Saturdays, 9-10:15 a.m. Free. 667-1663,



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Colorado Springs Chess Club, a casual gathering of chess players of all skill levels. Meet in the building’s ballroom. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Acacia Park Apartments Building, 104 E. Platte Ave., 6851984,

Wednesdays, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Mondays, 10 a.m. Pikes Peak Library District, Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Toddler Time, an introduction to the delights of rhyme, rhythm and a few stories as a first step to reading. Wednesdays, 9:30-9:50 and 10-10:20 a.m. Free. Pikes Peak Library District, Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000,

D&D Encounters, GMs and players are needed for the weekly Encounters sessions or an ongoing campaign every third Saturday. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Free. Petrie’s Family Games, 7681 N. Union Blvd., 522-1099,, Four Strings Attached Uke Group, a group for ukulele players of all ages, skill levels and musical backgrounds. First Tuesday of every month, 7-8 p.m. Free. Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861,, Lifetree Café, enjoy stories, fascinating people and lively conversation. Share your thoughts about compelling topics and hear the thoughts of others. Snacks and beverages available. See online for weekly topics. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Free. Third Space Coffee, 5670 N. Academy Blvd., 465-1657, No-Nuts Moms Group of Colorado Springs, a peanut- and tree-nut-free playgroup for all ages, who can participate in indoor and outdoor play dates. Contact the group or visit the Facebook page for specific times and dates. nonutsmomsgroup. Pikes Peak Jugglers, an invitation for all jugglers to meet up. Sundays, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 591-6155, ppymca. org. Senior Chats, informal gatherings for seniors which offer information sharing, networking, discussions and coffee. All are welcome. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Pikes Peak Library District, Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000,

DANCE Swing Dancing, no partner needed. Attend the first half-hour for a free beginner lesson. Occasional live bands. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. $8 online, $15 at the door. The Loft, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 445-9278,, Tango Mondays, beginners welcome. Mondays, 6 p.m. $5-$10. Cucuru Gallery Café, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, Variety Dance, with live music by Alan Polivka. Sat., Dec. 29, 7 p.m. $10. International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195,

FOOD & DRINK Guided Chocolate Tastings, guided by a chocolate expert. You can enjoy several bite sized pieces of barks and candy bars. Tastings usually last between 10-20 minutes. Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10:30 p.m. Free. Cacao Chemistry, 109 N. Tejon St., 6333686,, Live Trivia, a twice-weekly interactive trivia competition. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lounge in the Village, 3440 W. Carefree Circle, 550-9721,, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Back East Bar & Grill, 9475 Briar Village Point, #168, 2646161,

GET INVOLVED CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, seeks volunteers to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect. Training provided. CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, 418 S. Weber St., 447-9898, ext. 1033, Compassion & Choices, is seeking volunteers to assist on the Colorado End-of-Life Options Access Campaign, driven by this nonprofit organization “committed to improving care and expanding options for the end of life.” Ongoing. Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care, is looking for compassionate, caring volunteers to provide companionship to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Training is provided. Ongoing. Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care, 1115 Elkton Drive, #301, 226-0091,, Educational Resource Development Trust, is seeking families to host foreign exchange students for summer and school year programs. All students are proficient in English. 800/321-3738,

LECTURES & LEARNING Pikes Peak Workforce Center Workshops, a variety of classes designed to help job-seekers identify and use their resources while looking for employment. Includes interview preparation, resume creation and more. Ongoing. Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, #1107, 667-3700,

COMEDY & IMPROV Comedy Open Mic, an opportunity to get some stage time, sharing jokes in front of a supportive group. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Free. Playing Field Sports Bar, 3958 N. Academy Blvd., #112, 210-1316, Engineers Without Borders, seeks volunteers to help with technical work and fundraising for its water project in Bolivia. E-mail or go online for more information.,

Hypopressive Workshop, teaching a form of exercise designed to target the core. Registration recommended. Last Sunday of every month, noon to 4 p.m. $40-$45. OneYogaUSA, 2960 N. Academy Blvd., #207, 440-8745,

Look What the Cat Brought In, is seeking dedicated volunteers to support cat shelter operations, and loving fosters willing to share their homes with felines in need. Ongoing. Look What the Cat Brought In Shelter and Rescue, 2129 E. Boulder St., 201-5180,,

Mindful Resilience Yoga Therapy, a class designed for combat veterans with PTSD, taught by a veteran. “Students learn the tools of mindful resilience to help cope with the symptoms of their trauma.” Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free for veterans and active duty personnel. Hot on Yoga, 5740 Carefree Circle North, #360, 440-4800, support@,

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, is seeking volunteers in various capacities, especially for help on the weekends, such as working in prescription animal therapy, courier duties, vigil volunteers (who sit with dying patients) and Helping Hands volunteers who perform various chores after a patient dies. Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., 633-3400, (Pikes) Peak Pet Pantry, is seeking donations of pet food and volunteers to help pick up and distribute food, talking to business sponsors and contacting local veterinary offices. Rocky Mountain Field Institute, seeks volunteers age 16 and up for several restoration projects around the Pikes Peak region, including Garden of the Gods, the burn areas of Black Forest, the Incline connector trail and others. 471-7736, Safe Passage, is seeking volunteers to devote four hours per week to help abused children. Ongoing. 636-2460. TreeCycle, an opportunity to recycle your Christmas tree, keep it out of the landfill and support local youth nonprofits. See website for drop-off locations. El Paso County, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Saturdays, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; through Jan. 6. $5 suggested minimum donation. 630-0168,,

Senior Wellness, a health and wellness class for seniors Tuesdays, 12:45 p.m. Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900, Yoga for Special Needs, Tuesdays, 12-1:30 p.m. Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., #201, 471-7424.

HOLIDAY New Year’s Eve, a swingin’ annual concert by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, presenting big band tunes. Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $43-$68. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, New Years Eve Mystery Masquerade, a fun-filled night with this comedy mystery masquerade. Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets start at $100. Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd., 464-7384,, Nordic NYE, a festive New Year’s celebration filled with ambiance, conversation and great food. Mon., Dec. 31, 6-8 p.m. Tickets start at $49. Smørbrød, 2727 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 111, 6342727,


Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, providing various volunteer opportunities in the areas of park restoration, garden planting and trail construction. Full schedule available online. Ongoing. 303/715-1010,,

Active Adventurers Group, a weekly indoor group for parents/caregivers and their children. Activities will include toy time, a craft, socializing, a group activity and clean up. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 520-9463,


Chess for All Ages, all experience levels welcome. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain.

CPR classes from American Heart Association, get certified by the American Heart Association in adult, child, infant CPR, AED and first aid. Get your card in one week. Pre-registration required. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mondays, 6-9 p.m.; through Dec. 14. $60, includes a book. Simple Therapeutics, 3100 N. Academy Blvd., #115, 229-5504,, simpletherapeutics. Essential Oils 101: Toxin-free Living, an opportunity to learn how to kick toxic chemicals out of your home and vastly improve your health, using Young Living Essential Oils’ products. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. San Miguel Wellness Center, 3939 East San Miguel, 351-8005,,

Electric Safari 2018, the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see more than 85 oneof-a-kind light sculptures and enjoy a full zoo experience. Through Jan. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free$14.75. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925,, Library Programs, including free classes, activities, crafts and presentations, for babies to teens and their families, at all Pikes Peak Library District locations. Ongoing. 531-6333, ppld.librarymarket. com. Music and Movement, for children ages 2 and 3 to dance and play with friends and parents. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. Eighth St., #100, 633-6278,


Senior Resource Development Agency Classes, registering now for classes and sessions including line dancing, computer skills, art, sewing, knitting and more. See the online calendar for current events. Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900, srda. org.

LITERARY EVENTS Off the Record, a local storytelling event, with stories ranging from comedy to serious tear-jerkers. Last Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. The Gallery Below, 718B N. Weber St., 347/961-4789, Open Mic, Spoken Word, Poetry Night, an open mic for all young performers of any talent, including music, comedy, poetry and dance. Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight. Free. Royal Castle Lounge & Grill, 2355 Platte Place, 375-1886,, Write Your Novel in 2018, personalized, one-onone sessions with author and writing coach Tarah Benner, meant to help you “unleash your true potential and complete your novel.” Through Dec. 31. $45. Cafe 225 Coffee Shop and Venue, 225 N. Weber St., 720/507-6318,

MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990,, Windows Into History Tours, 45-minute guided explorations of the museum. No reservations necessary. Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1 p.m. Free. Promoting Patriotism: WWI in Colorado Springs, commemorating the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into WWI with an extensive collection of WWI-era propaganda posters and artifacts from local residents. Ongoing. A Home of One’s own: The Life of Helen Hunt Jackson, an exhibit focusing on key objects in the Jackson Collection, examining her life, work, friendships, influences and family. Includes an interactive digital display. Ongoing. Story of Us, allowing visitors to explore the history and geography of the area from A-Z, with interactive digital stations, playful displays, dynamic maps and more. Ongoing. Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1454,, Pikes Peak Feats and Fibs, an unusual exhibit that takes a look at true and imagined stories of the Pikes Peak region. Ongoing. “Old School” Manitou – Education from 1872-1957, an exhibit of Manitou Springs High School’s championship trophies, school banners and other memorabilia. Ongoing. Woodland Park Public Library, 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-9281 ext. 101,, Letters Home: A History of War Through Letters, telling the story of wartime through personal letters, documents, journals, scrapbooks, photos and memorabilia from the Mexican American War through Desert Storm. Through Dec. 31.

RECREATION & OUTDOORS Achilles Pikes Peak Weekly Workout, an all-inclusive running/walking/wheeling/handcycling/ moving group that welcomes all people with disabilities to participate. The event divides participants into groups based on pace and distance “and this means no one is left behind.” Mondays, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Free. Colorado Running Company - N. Nevada, 2562 N. Nevada Ave. #140, 760/4703947,

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Remodeled 4 bedroom tri-level. Open, bright, & immaculate 2009 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3 bath stucco tri-level with 1-car garage. Remodeled kitchen & baths. Open concept with vaulted beamed ceiling & 4 skylights. Sunroom with 3 walls of glass. Wood-burning fireplace. Deck, firepit area, garden area, & shed in fenced rear yard with Pikes Peak view & no rear neighbors. MLS# 3233564

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7304 Evening Moon Court – Sandcreek Preserve - $299,900 New modular on 6 acres. Brand new 1860 sq. ft. 3 bed, 2 bath 1-level rancher on 6 acres at end of cul de sac with sweeping mountain views. 2-car garage with opener & 8’ door. A/C. Gas log fireplace. Hickory cabinets. Crown molding throughout. Island kitchen. 5-piece master bath. Horses allowed. No HOA dues. Paved county maintained roads. 20 minutes to Colorado Springs or Pueblo. MLS# 1042876

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7039 Honeycomb Drive – Falcon Highlands - $340,000 Nearly new 1-level stucco & stone rancher. Better than new 1924 sq. ft. 1-level 3 bed, 2 bath rancher with 3-car garage. Low maintenance ¼ acre lot with 41x20 brick paver patio with fire pit, wishing well, 16x12 Tuff shed, & 13x9 covered patio. Beautifully landscaped. Open great room floor plan. 9’ ceilings. 5-piece master bath. ½ block to neighborhood park & 5 minutes to shopping & dining in Falcon Town Center. No HOA. MLS# 4142320

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10216 Antler Creek Drive – Meridian Ranch - $450,000 Former model home backing to golf course. Classy 3814 sq. ft. 5 bed, 3 bath traditional 2-story with finished & heated 3-car garage on professionally landscaped lot backing to Antler Creek Golf Course. Unobstructed sweeping mountain & Pikes Peak views. A/C. Security. Surround sound. Custom window coverings. Stucco exterior. New roof & driveway. Still shows like a model. MLS# 8635362

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