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Sculpting a Legacy page 4

Travel After 50: Railroad museums page 6

Fitness After 50 page 16

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All aboard!

The madness of March

in my basement. This am originally from Indiana. I grew up in a includes Plasticville small town — Warsaw. buildings, old cars and Our house was only two people, street lights, houses away from the crossing signals and a Pennsylvania Railroad. myriad of other train Indiana is flat as a pancake. scenery. This train ran between New In Colorado, I have York and Chicago and it gotten to go on several would come past our street train rides, the most really moving. memorable being the This was the middle of Bruce Schlabaugh Durango to Silverton a 30-mile long straight narrow gauge train. LIfe After 50 stretch of track. It came Breathtaking scenery is Publisher through at night with hardly an apt description. crossing signals ringing, the train My wife and I even took Amtrak from roaring and the lights flashing. I slept Greeley to Racine to visit her family. I through it all, but God help any of my loved every minute of it; Natalie not friends who came over to spend the so much. night. They got no sleep at all. A year ago, we drove up to Winter When I was about 10, the “Pensy” Park and went round trip on Amtrak engine was parked right on our street. from there to Glenwood Springs. The They were putting in new rocks and last part of that trip is when the train ties. The engineers were just sitting follows the river through Glenwood there while the work was being done. I Canyon with spectacular views. rode up on my 20-inch Schwinn and This month, our travel section was staring up at the cab. features train museums. I have seen To my surprise, the engineer put the “General” at the Pueblo museum. out his arm and invited me to “climb This is a monstrous old “iron horse.” aboard.” So I spent several minutes up Seniors seem to have a thing for there looking at switches, levers and a trains. They are very nostalgic and I neat water cooler. The engineer even would recommend a trip to any one of had the great hat and overalls. What an the Colorado museums. However, I experience. would also highly recommend a ride I became a huge train fan shortly this summer on one of the classic old thereafter. I have gobs of Lionel trains narrow gauge routes.

himself at age 7. or me, not only does the month of March Each year, my wife and mean winter is coming to I have our own NCAA an end but it means it’s bracket competition. I’m time for March Madness pretty sure she’s beat me and the NCAA college most years. Jaxson even got basketball tournament. in on the action last year, Basketball, by far, is filling out his own bracket. my favorite sport. It’s all Three years ago, he I played as a kid and watched us fill out our continue to play today brackets and decided to Anthony Welch (that is before a recent Life After 50 Editor create his own. A preroller skating disaster and schooler at the time, he injured shoulder put me out of made the most adorable bracket with commission). I grew up on a cattle made up college names. feedlot in Johnstown, Colo. We had a You might say that basketball has dirt driveway, but that didn’t stop my always been one of my passions. You dad from putting up a telephone polecan read about two others with a style hoop for us. I’d sweep away any loose dirt and passion for art in this issue. Read about sculptor Michael Garman on rocks and my dad, siblings and I page 4. His detailed sculptures are enjoyed many a game of hoops on well-known worldwide. You can also that dirt court. I wasn’t much into read about Jean Bevsek on page 13. video games back then, so I either She’s a self-taught artist and author. spent my free time playing drums or Also, if you’d like to join me in shooting baskets. filling out an NCAA bracket, I’ve Basketball has always been a created a Life After 50 contest. Copy meditation for me in that respect. the following link into your web Even today, there’s nothing more browser and sign up: https:// calming than shooting a few hoops. Nowadays, I get to enjoy that with dbmy son Jaxson, who’s already t1/group/5510/invitation?key=09abe8 becoming a great shooter 66e993b1f4&soc_trk=lnk.

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Storyteller sculptor Garman carves a colorful life

At age 80, Michael Garman continues to sculpt his well-known creations at his gallery in Old Colorado City.

By Becky Hurley


e’s a familiar figure here in Colorado Springs. Just stop by the Michael Garman Gallery in Old Colorado City where the Pikes Peak region’s legendary sculptor demonstrates a few of Magic Town’s elusive hologram illusions for a mom and her two preschoolers. Or watch as he signs a new cowboy piece for visiting Kansas fan, Gary Plumer who’s adding it to his six Garman Cowboy and two Mountain Men collection. Michael Garman never met a stranger. Keeping up with artist — now in his eighth decade — isn’t easy. A visionary with a flair for the theatrical, Garman first began work on Magic Town’s 23

uniquely crafted scenes in the mid-70s. Ten years and one million dollars later, he admits it’s still a work in progress. With help from family and a skilled production team, he’s incorporating LED lights and fresh sound effects to add to Magic Town’s original back alleys, bars and 20-plus patina’d brick buildings. He’ll also add videos and new hologram lighting to the project’s dozen or so streetscapes. Garman obviously enjoys scene engineering. “There’s not another Magic Town anywhere. I never know where we’ll go next, but it will be done one loving moment at a time,” he says. “Magic Town is me.” Upstairs in his studio you’ll find a handful of

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GARMAN/from page 4 in-progress clay figures on his bench. They reflect characters from all walks of life. One example is Sarah Rose, a statuesque gal in a cowboy hat and cut-offs that reminds him of a woman (or women) he’s known. “I’ve been working on her for 15 years or so,” he says. A clue to what drives Michael Garman lies in his early years. His parents — especially his Dad — were supportive of their son who as a child created detailed toy soldiers out of pipe cleaners and hand-sewn uniforms. These early characters became “dear friends” he says. Longtime public relations director and autobiographer Mary Koehler describes how he took off in his 20s for a series of adventures. “In 1959, he left for Mexico with $35 in his pocket and a Nikon camera for what he thought would be a two-week sojourn,” she writes. “When his money ran out, he would charm his way into a restaurant, offering to sweep the floor … for a bit to eat or drink.” More often than not, the owner gave him a meal and a place to sleep. During those years roaming through Central and South America he was Photo by Becky Hurley able to talk his way into the School of Garman shows visitor Lauren Bartholomew and her children some of the “magic” Fine Art in Santiago, Chile where he figures and features behind Magic Town. realized his talent for sculpting. He started creating sculptures of the fascinating folks he’d met, selling them door to door. The money was good, but he missed being surrounded — as he is today — by his “little pals.” Michael Garman eventually moved back to the U.S., setting up a studio in San Francisco before coming to Colorado Springs in 1971. His Bay Area experience inspired many of his later Magic Town Scenes featuring street people huddling to stay warm, pool players and down-to-earth working folks. “Man, I landed in the center of wino town,” he told Koehler. “I loved it.” Today, the artist’s collection includes more than 500 individual Photo courtesy of Michael Garman Productions, Inc. sculptures, 100-plus props, mini-figGarman sits in front of a portion of Magic Town at the Michael Garman Museum ures and accessories. Among his most & Gallery, circa the early 2000s. popular: a series honoring American energized. That’s because he’s been Fortunately, while there, the ailing heroes from all walks of life – miligiven a second chance at life – a clean storyteller sculptor met with a top San tary, first responders, law enforcebill of health. Diego University medical team who ment, doctors and more. Prominent “In 2008, they told me I had two identified – and performed surgery -collectors have included names like years to live,” he says. Shocked by the to correct the problem. A decade later President Ronald Reagan and John diagnosis, he moved quickly to try to he’s back to work. Elway. finish Magic Town. “It’s amazing,” he says. “I feel This spring — even with a long Ultimately, however, he had to great.” list of projects ahead — Garman is move to lower altitude in California.

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All aboard: Colorado railroad museums C

olorado’s train museums give you the inside track bout how the railroads shaped the state. Once you’ve visited these museums and savored all the historic details contained in their collections, hop on one of 10 scenic and historic Colorado railroads — all of which are treasured family attractions.

Colorado Railroad Museum

The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden treats you to the long and often flamboyant history of Colorado’s railroads. The grounds of the museum are laden with well-maintained behemoths of steel and engineering. Included in the collection is one of the whimsical Galloping Goose cars, built between 1931 and 1935. This train-truck hybrid is a rare oddity, representing one of only a handful ever constructed. In addition to the goose, the painstakingly rebuilt D&RGW engine number 683 is one of the museum’s crowning pieces, as is the more modern-looking D&RGW number 5771.

Forney Museum of Transportation

While the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver is focused on more than just trains, its exhibit on these iron horses is still extensive. If you’re a fan of scale models, make sure to check out the model of Union Pacific number 4005, or “Big Boy,” the world’s largest steam locomotive — only 75 of these 1:32-scale trains were ever built. In addition to the scale model, the Forney Museum also has the real deal, including the Forney Locomotive — affectionately dubbed the “Little Giant,” it’s a precursor to the elevated train of today. These smaller locomotives were heavily relied upon during the late 1800s and early 1900s as conveyances for both passengers and products in and around metropolitan areas.

Gunnison Pioneer & Train Museum

Though the Pioneer & Train Museum in Gunnison has a wider focus than just the romanti-

At the Gunnison Pioneer & Train Museum’s rail yard, you can peruse a variety of artifacts.

cized locomotive, their tribute to this piece of Americana is still an evident eye-catcher. The centerpiece of the museum’s train collection is the immaculately kept D&RG Narrow Gauge engine number 268. At the Gunnison Pioneer & Train Museum’s rail yard, you can peruse a variety of artifacts, including a locomotive, a boxcar, gondola, livestock car and everyone’s favorite: a bright-red caboose. Each is displayed on museum grounds near an authentic water tower, once used by the same rail company that originally laid the tracks in the area, D&RG Railroad.

Colorado Model Railroad Museum

Railroad buffs will be enthralled at Greeley’s Colorado Model Railroad Museum at Greeley Freight Station, where you can marvel at more than 1,100 railroad artifacts, 20 scale miles of track and

hundreds of miniature buildings. Highlights range from a Virginia and Truckee Railroad switch key to a full-sized Colorado and Southern wooden caboose you can explore inside and out to a huge, 5,500-square-foot operating HO guage model miniature railroad with hundreds of buildings and 15 separate wiring systems.

Pueblo Railway Museum

Pueblo’s railway museum invites visitors to see, enter and sometimes ride pieces of railroad history. The museum is home to the AT&SF #2912, the largest steam locomotive of its type, as well as three operating GP-7 diesel locomotives and the Pueblo Heritage Museum’s railroad artifacts and interpretive displays about how the railroad developed the area. The railyard, just a short distance from the historic 1889 Pueblo Union Depot, is situated beside the main line of the Union Pacific and BNSF tracks. More than 25 trains pass through each day, making for great photo ops.

Ridgway Railroad Museum

Southwest Colorado’s town of Ridgway is known as the birthplace of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. The town’s railroad museum features four D&RGW narrow-gauge cars, a re-creation of a RGS Motor No. 1, exhibits, railroad equipment, artifacts, historical data, photos, events and educational programs to preserve the area’s railroad history. Each September, the museum participates in Ouray County Railroad Days, a weekend of tours, lectures and other events celebrating the county’s railroad heritage.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museums

Not only can you ride the Durango & Silverton

Colorado Railroad Museum hosts Steam Up events allowing patrons to ride.

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Comanche Crossing Museum

Moffat Road Railroad Museum While this Granby railroad museum isn’t yet open to the public, you can follow along with its development progress on its website. Once open, the museum will feature a 4,000-square-foot model of the Moffat Road, and interpretive center complete with a steam engine, caboose and other railroad artifacts. This article originally appeared on Visit the site to learn more about things to see and do around Colorado.


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The greatest illusion things and people around

reater than the magic of Harry Houdini,

me to make the anxiety

greater than the grandest


illusion from David

I’d get away with this

Copperfield or the highest

if other people weren’t

levitation of David Blaine.

honest--if those few brave

The greatest illusion is that

souls didn’t say, “Hey,

we are in control of our lives and our destinies.

By Nancy Norman

Now that’s not good news for most of us. We get up in the

stop trying to control me.” When I get that reminder, I have to figure

out how to live in a different way.

morning and usually think nothing of

Here’s what I’m thinking so far:

our breathing, which goes on

EXPERIENCE: If I manage to

regardless of our will. We decide what

make things happen in a certain way,

we will do today and go about making

I’m happy. Temporarily. The anxiety

that happen. Sooner or later we learn

goes down but begins to creep back up

that we may or may not make today’s

when I begin the next project or start

activities happen the way we planned.

to run the next errand. The key words

The struggle to control life for me

are “happy” and “temporarily.”

grows out of an anxiety that comes


from knowing I can’t. That’s pretty

edge that something bigger than me is

weird, really. Paradoxical.

running things. The earth continues to

The more anxious I get about not

spin at 1,000 miles an hour at the

having control, the more I try to

equator and rotates around the sun at

control what’s happening to me and

67,000 miles an hour (according to

The struggle to control life for me grows out of an anxiety that comes from knowing I can’t. NASA). Gravity works its miracle or we’d be unintentional astronauts. EXPERIENCE: I get frustrated with myself for trying to control outcomes. My internal dialogue on a good day would be harsh: “Stop it! You know better than that. Why can’t you just stop thinking you are in control.” NEW EXPERIENCE: Have compassion for the scared person inside. Realize that I’m not behaving in a controlling way because I like it. Admit that anxiety is high and gently, with understanding, remind myself that I’m reacting out of an old pattern to make myself feel better. EXPERIENCE: I believe the only way to feel better is to take action

and accomplish what I set out to do. NEW EXPERIENCE: Believe there is more than one way to relieve the anxiety of knowing that I’m not really in control. Slow down and focus on the experience of anxiety instead of trying to fix it. What about the current situation is anxiety producing? Concentrate on breathing and reassure myself that I will do the best I can to face what happens next. “Life is just what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” sings John Lennon to his son, Sean, in “Beautiful Boy.” And isn’t it true? I’m working on accepting that for myself in the kindest way possible. Join me? Nancy Norman is a licensed clinical social worker, musician with The Storys duo and former “Intimacy” columnist for “The Wichita Eagle.” Email her at nancy@

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Why did I come into this room? And other questions about memory By Laura Engleman, M.A.

Fluctuations in cognition can happen at any age, particularly if you are tired, hungry, stressed, emotional, not paying attention, or under time pressure. Older adults, however, exhibit slower processing speed and some memory loss as cognitive abilities begin to decline.

UCCS Aging Center Program Director


emory—or lack thereof—is one of the most common concerns among older adults. You lose your keys, you misplace your glasses, you walk into the kitchen and forget what you were looking for, you know that actor’s name but can’t quite retrieve it (“tip-of-the-tongue” moments). Are these symptoms normal? When should you be worried? Fluctuations in cognition can happen at any age, particularly if you are tired, hungry, stressed, emotional, not paying attention, or under time pressure. Older adults, however, exhibit slower processing speed and some memory loss as cognitive abilities begin to decline. Recognizing these changes is, in fact, a good sign that what you are experiencing is typical. It is normal to • forget where you parked your car (but abnormal to forget that you own a car); • forget what you ate for breakfast a couple of days ago (but abnormal to forget what you ate 10 minutes ago); • forget your keys (but abnormal to forget what keys are for); • momentarily be disoriented in a new location

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asK gaBBy gayle Dear Gabby Gayle: I have read quite a few complaints about dating sites. I had a great experience. I thought your By Gayle Lagmanreaders should Creswick hear it. My very first acquaintance on the dating site was a nice man who thought we should have coffee. I met him and we have been together for over a year and are planning our marriage. We are going to have a service by a chaplain, but we are not making it legal—except in the eyes of God. We are in our 80s, and feel that because of our financial situations and our prenup, it would simplify things. Tell your readers you “don’t always have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince!” Signed, Happy Camper Dear Happy: Thank you for writing. It is good to hear dating site successes! Best wishes for a happy life. GG Dear Gabby Gayle: My husband is retired now, and I still work part-time. I am younger than he, and I am very active with our church and my friends. My dear husband does not want to do anything! He acts hurt when I leave him home alone, but he won’t go with me. I urge him to volunteer or get a hobby. Any ideas you or your readers have to get him going would be appreciated. He is a good husband, not a drinker. He has had a successful career. I don’t want to sit around myself! Signed, BL Dear BL: It sounds to me like he may be depressed and need professional intervention. Depression is a mysterious malady and is serious. We think our urging and coaxing will snap them out of it, but it does not work that way. They simply cannot get out of it without help. Please get help for him. Approach this in a loving way, and I would not leave him alone for long periods of time until he gets help. Let me know how it goes. With medication and counseling, he could greatly improve. If he will not go to the doctor, please go to the doctor for professional advice for him. GG Dear Gabby Gayle: I have a delicate problem. My nineteen year old granddaughter, whom I love

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dearly, has asked to borrow money from me, but says she cannot tell me why she needs it. She also says her parents cannot know about it. She said she needs $1,000. She seems rather desperate, and I have plenty of money, but I told her I would have to think about it. Meanwhile, I am asking Gabby Gayle! Help! Signed, ??? Dear ???: You realize when you ask me for help you are getting one person’s opinion, and I can only tell you what I would do in this situation. I see several problems if it were my problem. I have given small amounts of money to grandchildren from time to time. Like gas money or something like that. I don’t believe I would give $1,000. to one without their parents’ knowledge, and I am certain the parents would want to know why she needs it. With my limited knowledge I would suspect she might want it for an abortion or some cosmetic thing, or even a gambling debt. If that were true, think of the consequences if something went wrong, and you were found to be the money lender! I would try to talk to my granddaughter about the fact that there is nothing so bad that you should be afraid to tell your parents or grandparents. Nothing is so bad it cannot be fixed. I would say that I would be glad to help out with her parents’ approval. Explain the consequences of deception in your own life (if there are any...I have some). I might even say if she doesn’t tell them, I might feel obligated to tell them about the request. You might offer to go with her to tell the parents. Although she may lose trust in you, if you were to do this without her. You have to weigh the situation for yourself. Good luck. GG If you have a question for Gabby Gayle please send it to “Ask Gabby Gayle” in care of this newspaper or email it to her direct at

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Arc expands with $2.5M Building for Change campaign By Anthony Welch


he Arc Pikes Peak Region continues to grow as it’s in the midst of a $2.5 million Building for Change campaign to construct an inclusive campus not only for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but the community as well, according to Executive Director Wilfred Romero. The first phase is complete as the Arc upgraded its administrative office and facility located at 10 and 12 N. Meade Ave. The Arc has been located at that address for 35-plus years, Romero added. “It wasn’t truly accessible. We wanted to get the facility accessible,” he said. “We wanted to make the facility a more desirable place to be.

Being right across the street from Memorial Park, it’s an entryway to downtown. We say we’re the ‘Arc’ to downtown.” Currently serving more than 2,000 individuals, the campus renovations also will include classrooms, a library, a computer room, a working kitchen with home appliances and updated, expanded office space for The Arc. The inclusive campus will be an open, accessible community hub, available for use by partner organizations and businesses. A state-of-the-art conference room has been added. It can accommodate 70 individuals with tables and chairs or 150 people with just chairs, according to Romero. The Arc also is making efforts to address the needs of the aging

The first phase of construction included a new state-of-the-art conference room that can seat 70 people with tables and chairs or 150 people with just chairs.

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The Arc Pikes Peak Region is updating its facilities at 10 and 12 N. Meade Ave.

caregiver through training and education opportunities, Romero said. Training will touch on the following: Guardianship, the aging caregiver, recognizing caregiver burnout, siblings and their role, addressing isolation and a variety of social opportunities. “As the population ages we are seeing more individuals over 50 raising adults and children with disabilities without a future plan in place,” Romero said. The second phase will begin this summer, Romero mentioned. That construction will include a personal development center. The goal is to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn necessary skills for living independently and thriving in their communities. “The Inclusive Campus will have the space for community organizations to provide classes to help individuals improve their lives,” Romero said. “We envision a class schedule to include demonstrations and hands-on training for safe, healthy cooking and nutrition, personal budgeting, resume writing, job coaching, proactive personal health and other life skill workshops.”

With the new computer lab, the Arc hopes to hone in on helping individuals navigate websites in order to find employment and become more successful, according to Romero. “Access for technology is sometimes limited,” he added. A new multipurpose room will include an outdoor deck and be available for art and other activities, Romero said. That includes community organizations. Romero encourages the community to tour the new facility and learn about how they can get involved with the Arc. “If volunteers wanted to truly use the facility to its fullest, the door is open for people and their talents. Plus, they get to learn the abilities of the people we serve,” he said. The Arc Pikes Peak Region provides services free of charge. The organization receives no state or federal funding. More than 85 percent of its funding comes from Arc thrift store profits, Romero said. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. For more on the campaign, visit

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Jean Bevsek spends a majority of her time on art, but also has written a book.

Wanting to expand to a larger format, she transformed neckwear into larger, abstract wall sculptures. She also started creating Mayanand Native American-inspired pieces from wood, hand-tooled metals and hundreds of copper and brass pins and nails. “My mother and I carried the pieces of wood bought at the lumber yard home on the bus,” Bevsek said. Currently, Bevsek is creating a ALASKAN CRUISE

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mixed media wall sculpture she’s named, “Ocean at Sunset. When finished, the piece will include seven to nine panels. She’s already completed five panels. “It’s colorful and happy with all my hand-tooled sea animals and birds, plus my knit and beaded wire ‘water,’” Bevsek said. “I enjoy having a work in progress.”

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4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide pieces 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 10 oz. (about 4 cups) farfalle (bow tie) pasta 2 1/2 c reduced-sodium chicken broth 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 t dried Italian seasoning 1/2 t coarsely ground black pepper 1 c heavy cream 1 c grated Parmesan cheese 3 c baby spinach leaves 1 c halved cherry tomatoes, for garnish Place removable pan inside programmable pressure cooker. Using saute function, cook bacon, uncovered, until crisp. Use slotted spoon to

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2 c (8 oz.) shredded Mexican blend cheese 3/4 c plain fat-free Greek yogurt or sour cream Place oil in removable pan of programmable pressure cooker. Place pan in pressure cooker. Using saute function, heat oil until hot. Add turkey and onion. Cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes, or until turkey is no longer pink, stirring to break up. Press cancel. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, chili powder, garlic salt and pepper. Stir in macaroni. Secure lid and set pressure release to sealing function. Select high pressure setting and cook 5 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally 2 minutes. Move pressure release to venting function to release any remaining steam. Remove lid. Stir macaroni mixture. Whisk together milk and flour. Stir into macaroni mixture. Using saute function, cook and stir, uncovered, 1-2 minutes, or until boiling. Press cancel. Stir cheese into macaroni mixture until melted. Ladle into serving bowls. Spoon dollops of yogurt or sour cream on top.

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Be not conformed By Kay Owen-Larson “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2


Bevsek’s five-panel piece, “Ocean at Sunset.”

She’s also ventured into writing. Bevsek considers her biggest achievement to date the recent self-publishing of her historical mystery novel, “Silent Vengeance.” The book is available on Amazon. “Working nearly 15 years for the Pikes Peak Library District in Adult Services, I was in the right place to be influenced and inspired to carry out my vision about writing a historic novel,” she said. “The myriad of reference books silently admonished, ‘Now you have no excuse.’” Bevsek wrote the manuscript several years ago. “My mother helped me edit it and provided her honest opinions. I sent out letters to publishers and received around eight rejections,” she said. “Disappointed, I put it away in a box.” Bevsek’s mother passed away three years ago. Looking to get her mind off the loss of her mother, Bevsek dug out the manuscript and decided to self-publish it.

“I rewrote several chapters, making myself and my mother a promise to not give up until it was published,” she said. “There were times when I felt like giving up, but I kept on solving problems. I believed in my novel and in the quote, ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ Once it published, I felt enormous accomplishment.”



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ris Davis is no stranger perfect relief from grief. to Death Valley. At the Eventually her depression tender age of 18, she was and anxiety got bored and already married with an left. The battle was over. infant. Four years later, her Her toughest battle, husband died in a car however, was yet to come. accident, leaving her to When she was 45, raise her 4 year old and a (still a mere pup), she brand new infant. developed myalgic Severely depressed encephalomyelitis, a virus with no income, she began affecting the brain. True By Vicki Morgan a long and arduous search chronic fatigue syndrome for work. One day, while renders a person incapable wandering the streets of London and of living a normal life. Her symptoms “crying” (as she put it), she happened were unbearable – including severe to stop in a local gym. Something told fatigue, muscle pain and memory her that exercise would be a good damage. If that weren’t enough to idea, and she asked to join. Back in shake her spirits, the virus left her the day, they would have laughed her paralyzed for five months, and it right out the door. Females were not looked like she would need a allowed in sweaty old gyms. But she wheelchair for the rest of her life. got lucky. They welcomed the tearful But Iris knew better. She had widow with open arms. experienced one miracle through She began exercising and, behold, exercise. Against all odds, she decided to go for a second. After two a strange thing happened. When she was in the gym, her depression stayed agonizing years, she once again made her way into a fitness center. outside. So did her anxiety. What followed was a courageous, Weightlifting turned out to be the

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Hallenbeck Coin Gallery a family affair Story and photo by Anthony Welch


fter Tom Hallenbeck graduated from college in 1984, he set out to find a job in the banking industry and put his economics degree to good use. Unfortunately, the Colorado Springs job market at the time wasn’t so great. So Tom took a part-time job at his father Ken’s coin shop, Hallenbeck Coin Gallery. “I started working for my dad part-time until I could get a real job, and now 34 years have passed and I’m still here,” Tom said. He followed in his father’s footsteps, not only by following him in the coin business but purchasing the Hallenbeck Coin Gallery from him in the summer of 2001. Ken moved his family to Colorado in 1977. At the time, he worked as a curator for the American Numismatic Association. “It was a lifelong dream of his to play with coins as a business,” Tom said. But then Ken was laid off in 1982. “He said, ‘Now what do I do? I’m in my 50s. Do I go back to the Tom Hallenbeck, pictured with his wife of 28 years Tiem, purchased the coin gallery from his father in 2001. insurance industry? What do I do?’” hard to say,” he said. “You never earliest-known Colorado Springs bank Then there’s a resurgence around Tom said. “He loved coins, so he mid-40s.” note in crisp condition. Tom also know with kids.” started the shop with his own personal The most valuable items are those purchased an 1849 $5 Mormon gold On any given day, the shop is coin collection, selling his collection that have a story behind them, piece. often bustling with a lot of customers. and buying and selling other things.” “I love Roman coins and bought a according to Tom. Hallenbeck Coin Gallery, 711 N. So much so, six people are staffed to “If it’s just a silver dollar, it’s just really nice denarius of Julius Caesar,” Nevada Ave., has been in business work up front, according to Tom. And a silver dollar. But if you know where every day is an adventure for the store he said. since 1983. The shop buys and sells that silver dollar was, quite often it’s Through the years, the democollectable U.S. and foreign coins and owner. the pedigree of the item that drives the graphic of coin collectors hasn’t currency, both certified and “raw;” “Every day is a treasure hunt. You gold, platinum, silver and palladium value,” he mentioned. “We tell people changed much, according to Tom. never know what people save,” Tom bullion coins, rounds and bars; and to write that story down so they can “Even kids today understand said. “Every day someone comes in gold, silver and platinum scrap money. So we still get a fair amount of keep it and document it.” jewelry, flatware, etc. The shop also Tom hopes to keep the business in with something interesting. There’s kids that come in and collect coins,” does appraisals. he added. “We see a lot of people who the family. His son Spencer is a senior everything from small accumulations “We even buy gold teeth. An to hordes of coins.” in high school and will be off to collect through their early 20s. Then average tooth has 50 bucks worth of For more on Hallenbeck Coin college. that fades from ages 20 to 40, when gold in it,” Tom said. “It costs a lot Gallery, visit www.hallenbeckcoingal“I’m hoping my son might they’re raising a family, focused on more putting in than getting it out. We their career and buying a house, etc. become the third generation, but it’s buy a little of everything.” Ken, 86, and his wife June, 85, still work in the shop part-time. Tom’s daughters have helped out in the shop here and there, and his wife of 28 years, Tiem, works at the coin gallery as well. “After my father sold the business, then we really started expanding. We had to get on the Internet and have a digital presence. Even when gold buyers were coming into town, we had already been doing that for five years. We paid a lot higher than the gold buyers,” Tom said. “It’s been a fun ride. I don’t think it’s going to end anytime soon.” A few interesting items the gallery has stumbled upon include the

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Laughing Matters Pregnant at 61? Submitted by Larry Anderson

A woman went to the doctor’s office where she was seen by one of the younger doctors. After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out screaming as she ran down the hall. An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story. After listening, he had her sit down in another room. The older

doctor marched down the hallway back to where the young doctor was writing on his clipboard. “What’s the matter with you?” The older doctor demanded. “Mrs. Terry is 61 years old, has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?” The younger doctor continued writing and without looking up said, “Does she still have the hiccups?”

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Pikes Peak Library District A Bit of Sea Between: A Celebration of Celtic Culture

Take a trip via Ireland, Scotland and immigration through music, storytelling, history and cultural experience. This husband and wife duo have toured, taught and performed together since 1989. Using timeless oral traditions, the history, landscape, and culture will come alive as Kim and Ken weave the ancient and the contemporary into a memorable adventure. • Monday, March 4, 2 p.m. - High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Falcon • Tuesday, March 12, 1 p.m. Manitou Springs Library hosting at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. • Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. - Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. Eighth St.

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Taste of PILLAR II: The Importance of Nothing – Why Zero is So Valuable

Come learn how special zero is. Let’s take a look at zero, null, nada, oh, naught, nil, zip – and learn a little and laugh a little! Have I spiked your interest yet? Mathematics as you never knew it could be! This presentation is provided by PILLAR instructor Daryl Kuiper who has a background in mathematics and has been a teacher, business owner, and a school administrator. A Taste of PILLAR II is a monthly series of lectures offered by PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning at various PPLD libraries. • Friday, March 29, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

Folktales Around the World

Join Linda Batlin for a potpourri of multicultural folktales from around the world, some classic tales, some whimsical stories but all certain to educate and entertain. This program is a part of our Winter Adult Reading Program. All ages welcome! No registration required.


• Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. - Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. • Saturday, March 16, 1:30 p.m. - Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.


Bring your own needlework project, share ideas, and learn new skills. Refreshments provided. • Fridays, March 1 and 15, 1-3 p.m. - Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Knit One & Crochet Too

Bring a project to work on, share ideas, and socialize with fellow knitters and crocheters. No registration required. Everyone is welcome! • Wednesdays, March 6 and 20, 1:30 p.m. - East Library, 5550 N. Union

Rockrimmon Art Buddies with Deb Ross

Join us for art demonstrations and activities or bring your own project to work on and share in a group setting. Local artist and instructor Deb Ross will be on hand to explain and inspire. Basic drawing and painting materials will be available for your projects. • Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m. Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Hooked on Crochet!

Come crochet with a small group and help each other with your crochet projects. Or just socialize while you hook. No registration required. Everyone is welcome. • Thursdays, March 7 and 21, 10 a.m. - Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. Eighth St.


Join this lively group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and, of course, work on a project! Everyone is welcome! • Fridays, March 8 and 22, 10 a.m. - Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Ruth Holley Crafter’s Group

Join this group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and work on a project. • Mondays, March 11 and 25, 1:30 p.m. - Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.


Calling all knitters, crocheters, quilt pieceworkers and all other needle art workers to come stitch in community. Everyone is welcome! • Mondays, March 11 and 25, 6:30 p.m. - Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

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I Love My Pet

his photo was taken several years ago of my mother Katherine and our much loved Italian greyhound Bella. We adopted Bella from a rescue 13 years ago and called ourselves “the three amigas.” Sadly, my mother passed away in 2015. If it wasn’t for Bella’s love and my love for her I may not have accepted mom’s loss as well as I did. I’ve been so fortunate to have known and loved two exceptional ladies, two survivors who have overcome several obstacles in their lives. Bella went blind from glaucoma shortly before my mother passed away, and is also deaf. Now, at age 15-plus, she is healthy, loving and independent. She astounds visitors with her ability to go up and down fourteen stairs swiftly unassisted and jump up and down from her favorite chair several times a day. She’s still the “boss dog” and reminds me when it’s time for her meals and treats, plus when it’s time for me to eat and to get up in the morning. Like me, she adheres to a schedule which doesn’t surprise me. We are soulmates after all. - Submitted by Jean Bevsek first met Mindy at The Beauti Shop on a cold winter day. The woman who brought her in needed to sell her and was looking to find her a good home. She’s a Morky which is a Maltese and Yorkie mix. I’d like to say that I chose Mindy, but it is more likely Mindy chose me. She weighed only 3 pounds when I met her and even though I resisted, her sweetness wore me down and I took her home. My husband fell in love with her, and she was his buddy until the day he passed away on Feb. 19, 2018. Now she is my sweetest companion. - Submitted by Anita Benson


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Enriching your kitty’s environment By Carole Galloway Dear Miss Kitty, My brand new sofa already has scratch marks on the arm rests, the toilet paper is unrolled on the floor every morning which is cute but getting annoying, and my cat, Monty, meows at me all day! Why is he such a brat? Am I doing something wrong? Exasperated in Ellicott Dear Exasperated, It sounds like Monty is bored stiff! When cats are bored day after day they find ways to entertain themselves and sometimes we don’t like their choices. Cats are very intelligent, inquisitive beings who need varied activities every day. They are much like toddlers who need routines and an environment that is enriching, fun, and challenging. The most important factor in Monty’s environment is you! We sometimes get so busy we forget to really interact with our fur babies.

Monty may need some attention and the only way he can get this is to follow you around and meow! Getting up just 10 minutes earlier can give you time to spend with Monty. Cats need at least 10 minutes of vigorous, interactive play with you twice a day. This is just as important to a cat as going for a walk is to a dog. In the wild, cats have to fend for their meals every single day. They are hardwired to do these behaviors and we need to replicate this for them indoors. Think of how a cat hunts for prey and then mimic this during playtime so it is interesting and challenging. Invest in three or four quality interactive toys. Play with the same toy for a few days and then switch it out for something different to prevent boredom, just like you would with a toddler. Beware: Cats are known for chewing and swallowing pieces of toys as well as string, rubber bands, hair bands and ribbons. Serious injuries can happen that can require emergency surgery! Always put interactive toys away after playtime. It could be that unrolling the toilet

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paper is the only interesting activity Monty can find at night while you are sleeping! Add toys he can play with on his own such as balls, fuzzy mice, fun shaped scratchers, and catnip-filled toys to chew on and bat around. Vary these toys every few days as well so kitty doesn’t get bored! Environmental enrichment includes catifying your cat’s territory. This means creating spaces that feel interesting and safe to your cat, that he knows belong to him. Cat trees, shelves, scratchers, tunnels, boxes, and even paper bags (with no handles) can be added to enrich Monty’s habitat. To determine what will best fit his needs, consider his age, physical condition, athletic ability, and personality. A cat who is 1-5 years old will have very different needs than a senior 10 years or older. Most youngsters will think the higher the better and will love the latest trend in cat trees that look like jungle gyms.

The senior cat will want a tree with good scratching surfaces and cubbies, beds, or hammocks for long winter naps. Several levels are great but make sure your older cat is still in

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KITTY/from page 21 good enough physical condition to reach higher spots. Regardless of what you buy, make sure the tree is very sturdy and doesn’t tip over when your cat runs at full speed across the room to pounce on the top level! Also, look for quality trees that won’t fall apart after one year. They should last for years if built well. Most cats like some sisal rope and some carpet to scratch, so find a tree with at least one post of each material. Finally, locate the tree by a large window or patio door so your kitty can enjoy the sunshine while he watches squirrels run up trees and songbirds snack at birdfeeders strategically placed in the back yard.

Cat trees, shelves, scratchers, and tunnels can be purchased at pet stores, online, or even made at home. Search for DIY cat tree plans online and thousands of ideas will pop up. Our own Happy Cats Haven offers cat trees, interactive toys, scratchers, balls, and mice. Finally, set up a routine that you can follow most days of the week that includes time for Monty. Commit to 10 – 15 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon or evening. He is worth it and you will find over time that he isn’t meowing at you all day or tearing up the toilet paper! Ask Ms Kitty is a free helpline offered by Happy Cats Haven, managed by Colorado CATS, and sponsored by Maddies’s Fund. If you need help with your cat’s behavior, go to helpline/. Carole Galloway is the owner of Colorado CATS, a luxury cat only boarding facility in Colorado Springs that opened in 1995. Carole has cared for thousands of cats over the years and has worked as a professional Cat Behavior Consultant for the past 15 years.

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book of Job and what a arch is known for its focus on luck, beautiful explanation of regardless of being Irish or where bad comes from … not. and it’s not bad luck. The Let’s face it; luck is bad we experience, from something that we hear the death of a loved one, to about every day, even if it sickness and losses of is in the form of your every other kind, they all friend wishing you “Good come from the same place. Luck!” If something good The heart of our enemy, happens to us, how often By Beryl Williams Satan. Every horrible thing do we say, “Wow, I am so that Job went through came lucky!” Or someone else from the hand of his and tells us that we are. But do we really think about what we are saying and is our enemy. None of it came from the it really luck when good things happen Lord. Was it allowed at the time? Yes, to us? but in the end, Job was preserved and What does the Bible say about the blessed for his faithfulness in spite of source of good things? James 1:17 all. says “Whatever is good and perfect So, when we are tempted to just comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the give luck the credit, let us remember that all good things come from the heavens. He never changes or casts a hand of God because he loves us and shifting shadow.” What wonderful we are his children. All of us! news! If good things come from the Lord, then we can be confident of seeing more. “Seeing more” can even Beryl Williams is co-founder of be in the form of a sweet-smelling the ministry Daddy’s Little Girls with rose or a breathtaking sunset. the focus of the ministry being female You ask, “But what of the bad abuse survivors. She has authored a things that happen? If I am to believe that all good comes from God and not memoir called “He Showed Me Why” luck, then doesn’t everything else (we and is a public speaker. Email her at or visit her mean the bad) come from Him too?” Well, my fiancé and I are studying the website

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History highlights pair of harps By Victoria R. Lidmark Special to Life After 50


y name is Victoria R. Lidmark, local harp instructor at Victoria’s Schoool of Harp, 4360 Montebello Dr. (victoriaschoolofharp. com). Patricia Croke and Julie Penrose were harp friends. They had lovely harps. Patricia owned a Lyon & Healy Style 19 harp, and Julie Penrose had bought a Napoleon Bonaparte-era harp, which was already over 100 years old, in Europe on her travels.

I have both Harps at my studio and was hired to do cosmetic work on both. I felt the connection to Mrs. Croke as I kept her picture next to me as I cleaned and polished and put the gold on her. The Julie Penrose harp has been a delight for me too. I have her picture next to me, and I feel the history enchanting to my imagination, as I wonder if this harp was one of the first pedal harps created and played. She will return to Penrose House Museum soon for continued display.

Patricia Croke’s harp is needing a local owner that will appreciate the beauty and the sound and the history that this harp shares with our Colorado Springs area. Mrs. Croke played this harp at local events, and she shared it with local K-12 schools. She taught on it at Colorado College and played it in the symphony. It was her personal harp. These Colorado Springs historic harps and their leading ladies belong here in spirit. I am privileged to do this work.

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Happenings perform traditional Jewish melodies and rhythms of the Middle East, 7 p.m. at Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada. Tickets are $10.

Through all of March: Free Tax Preparation Help by IRS certified AARP volunteers at 9 locations in Colorado Springs. For the Tax Aide Site nearest you call (888) 227-7669 or check March 2: Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off. It’s the best way to experience Marchdi-Gras and Cajun cuisine in Manitou Springs. You can enjoy gumbo samples (2 for $1) over lunchtime 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave. March 2: Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade. Arrive early and find your spot along Manitou Ave because the parade starts at 1. Come in flamboyant costume and ‘Laissez les bon temps rouler’ ! March 2&6: Donizetti’s “La Fille Du Regiment.” The comic opera, set in a French libretto, will be performed at the Met and you can see it live in HD 10:55 a.m. on the 2nd with encore the 6th on big screens at Tinseltown (1545 E Cheyenne Mtn Rd.), CineMark (3305 Cinema Pt) or Regal (1120 Interquest Pkwy). Tickets are $27+.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Stargazers for two nights March 5-6. Experience remote journeys, awesome expeditions and mountainous adventures on the big screen, starting 7 p.m. each night. The theater is at 10 S. Parkside Dr. You can buy tickets through Mountain Chalet ($17.50) at

March 2: Art and Wine at the Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave, 2 p.m., will be a presentation by silversmith artist Jon Tschannen followed by a trip to The Sweet Elephant for a complimentary wine tasting. It’s free and no registration is required. March 2: Shalom-Salaam: A Celebration of Jewish and Arabic Music. Klezmer Concert – Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe will

March 2-3: Rachmaninoff Third Symphony. There will be performances of this symphony as well as Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 on Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($35+) call 719- 520-7469. March 3&15: Water-Wise Gardening, 5 p.m. on 3rd, 10 a.m. on 15th. Make smart, classy garden designs and native plant selections. Classes are free at Tri-Lakes Chamber, 166-2nd St., Monument, but you must pre-register at or 481-3282. March 3: Extreme Risk Law Updates. State Senator Pete Lee, Rep. Marchc Snyder and Rep. Tony Exum will instruct re: the details of this new Law for upcoming Advocacy Day at State Capitol in Denver (March 8). Learn from them how to talk to lawmakers. 3 p.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. March 5, 12 & 19: MAH2 Military Artistic Healing for Veterans and Active Duty Military. Learn to use your artist talents and creative energies, through therapeutic processes, to develop self-expression and healing. Classes, 3-5 p.m., are offered at no charge, all supplies are provided and registration is required by calling 719- 475-2444 Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl. on the CC campus. March 5: “The Big Country” (1958) starring Gregory Peck will be shown at Senior Classic Movies, 10 a.m. at Gold Hills Theatre, 615 W. Midland Ave in Woodland Park. $5.75

includes movie, popcorn and soda. March 5: Fat Tuesday at Springs Orleans will boast jambalaya, gumbo and king cake while the Fat Tuesday Fat Cats serenade you, starting 7 p.m. at 123 E. Pikes Peak. March 5: PPCC Faculty Recital brings an evening of saxophone music, 7:30 p.m. at their Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. The cost is 1-2 non-perishable food items for the PPCC Student Food Pantry. March 6: Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Political Order. UCCS professor James Piereson will address the subject of a possible reshaping of our country’s politics for years to come, 5 p.m. at UCCS Roaring Fork Dining Hall, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 719255-8227 March 6, 13 & 20: Shows at Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. There’s no cover charge to hear Appalachian tinged dual guitars ofLET Fletcher’s US HELP Grove on the 6th, fun and funky Blue Frog on the 13th and the guitars, banjo and mandolin music of Arkansauce on the 20th.

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Happenings 1 Lake Ave. For tickets ($40+) or events schedule, call 577-4556.

Cache La Poudre on the CC campus. March 9: Traditional Irish Dance by the Mountain Eire Irish Dance School. Free performances: 10:30 a.m. at the Florissant Public Library and again at 3 p.m. at the Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland Ave. 687-9281 x103.

March 7: Nopales Superfood Cooking Class. Ideal for vegans, vegetarians or omnivores who wish to create dishes with nopales or cactus. Class is taught 1-5 p.m. at Cocina’s Corazon’s Kitchen. To register, ($65) call 661-3030.

March 7: “The Providers” free community screening event at Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla, at 7 p.m. The film follows ‘country doctors’ in New Mexico at clinics offering care to call, regardless of ability to pay. It’s free but donations are gratefully accepted. March 8-9: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” is a live screening of Spielberg’s movie with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic performing alongside, 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets call 520-7469. March 9: St. Patrick’s Day Walk.

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March 9: Wayne Wilkinson Trio, will be performing a free show of straight ahead and traditional jazz at Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St., 9-11 p.m. Dress in lucky green and make your way downtown to the St Patty’s Day Parade! It starts at Tejon & St Vrain Streets, then marches south on Tejon as far as Vermijo. The parade steps off Saturday the 16th at noon. Be sure to arrive early to find a good parking spot. There will be food and drinks sold along the parade route, but no alcohol allowed outside. See you there!

The Falcon Wanderers VolksMarch Club invites to join them for a 5 or 10 km route for fun and fitness, starting between 8:30-noon at 2924 N. .Beacon St. Walk at your own pace but plan to finish up no later than 3 p.m. It’s free. 591-8193. Restrooms at start and finish. March 9: Colorado College Hockey

versus their rivals University of Denver starts 7 p.m. at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Tickets start at $9 and can be purchased at Arena box office or go to cctigers. com/tickets March 9: Colcannon Concert. Authentic, joyous Irish music for free at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Hall, 14 E. AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

March 7: Growing BIG in Small Spaces. Downsizing may be a fact of life but you can grow lots of veggies by container gardening, vertical gardening and bucket gardening. Learn from those at Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 704 E. Boulder St. Admission is $20.

March 9: Dotsero. It’ll be a no-nonsense sax and guitar-driven contemporary jazz show, 8 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr. For tickets ($15+) call 476-2200. March 10: Brewery Bootcamp. Who says beer and exercise don’t go together? A 1-hour total body workout for people of all fitness levels will be followed with well-earned discounted beers, at Goat Patch Brewing, 2727 N. Cascade Ave., 10-11 a.m. Admission: $10.

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Happenings March 10: “Movie House Music.” Howie House play 2:30-4 p.m. at Gold Hill Theater, 615 Midland Ave, Woodland Park. $16 for Movie, music & beverage. 687-2210.

award-winning music show and worship by Compassion Live, begins 7 p.m. at Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. For tickets ($23+) call 520-7469.

March 12-Apr 30: Citizenship Preparation Classes. Learn all about the citizen application process, civics and history, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Atlas Preparatory High School, 1450 Academy Park Loop. $30 Per Person. Register on 3/12 at 6 p.m.

March 14-17 & 21-24: “The Art of Dining,” UCCS Student production. See this comedy full of surprises at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Thurs-Sat at 7:30, Sundays at 4. For tickets ($20+) call 255-3232.

March 13: Pikes Peak Blues Community Jam. The Community provides drums, keyboard and sound system and musicians should bring their own instruments to Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr. at 6:30 p.m. March 14: Aging Gracefully, Aging Gratefully. People of all faiths are invited, using prayer, music, easy movement, and shared experiences. Register ($45) with Benet Hill Monastery, 633-0655 x132. It’s 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3190 Benet Ln. Lunch is included.

The African Children’s Choir, an internationally-acclaimed choir will perform 7 p.m. March 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Dr. Arrive early, doors open at 6 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken to support the choir’s Music for Life programs such as education, care and relief.

March 14-17: “Velvet Determination” will premiere at Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St. Direct from New York, Cynthia Shaw creates over 10 characters and plays classical piano music Thurs-Sat 7:30 and Sundays 2 p.m. For tickets ($18+) call 465-6321.

March 14: St Patrick’s Day at the Marriott. There’s live music by McDeviants, dancing by Irish Steps, and Irish cuisine, and green beer available for purchase. Entertainment is free at Marchriott, 5-8 p.m., 5580 Tech Center Dr. March 14: The Roadshow. An


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Happenings works of Bach, Strauss and Haydn. Sat. 7 p.m. at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Sunday 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Senior tickets ($23): 633-3649 March 16-17: Colorado Springs Chorale presents “Crossings.” The Chorale and Ormao Dance Co. will perform Sat 7:30 p.m. & Sun 3 p.m., at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada. Senior tickets ($20) 634-3737. March 16: YMCA at First & Main Grand Opening. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy giveaways, take a tour, join the dance party and more! Free admission, 3035 New Center Pt. March 16: Woodland Park Saint Patrick’s Day Parade starting at Henrietta & Center Streets, 12 Noon. With purchase of Pub Crawl stamp card, get specials on food and drink. March 16: “Lamb of God” a multi-denominational, musical portrayal of Jesus Christ’s final days. Performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, tickets are $11.25. 477-2100. March 17: St Patrick’s Day and there’s no better place to celebrate than in an Irish Pub. Here are a few to choose from: Jack Quinn’s, 21 S. Tejon St. CS, McGills Pint & Platter, 256 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, O’Malley’s in Palmer Lake, and McGinty’s, 11115 Hwy 24 in Divide. March 19: “The Apartment” (1960) starring Jack Lemmon will be shown at Senior Classic Movies, 10 a.m. at Gold Hills Theatre, 615 W. Midland Ave in Woodland Park. $5.75 includes the movie, popcorn and soda. March 19: AARP Smart Driver Program teaches current rules of the road, defense driving and new safe driving tips, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at

Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland Ave. Register ($15-$20) 687-9821 x103 (No tests!) March 21-24: “Cinderella” with music by Rogers & Hammerstein, will be performed by Sunrise Players and a full orchestra at 7 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 3 p.m. Sat&Sun, at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd. Seniors ($12) 322-4039. March 22: Silent Film Soiree: “Miss Lulu Bett” & Roaring 20s Costume Party, 6:45 p.m. at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. For tickets ($30+) 385-5990. Ticket price includes 2 beer/wine and fruit, cheese & desserts! March 22: Three Dog Night. Yes, here in the Springs, for one night only! 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. For tickets ($48.25+) call 520-7469. March 22-24: Disney on Ice. Never too old for Worlds of Enchantment? Fri 7 p.m., Sat 3 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. At Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. For Tickets ($23-$73) call 477-2100.

bird” starring Gregory Peck, on the big screen once again, shown 1 or 7 p.m. at Tinseltown (1545 E Cheyenne Mtn Rd.), CineMarchk (3305 Cinema Pt) or Regal (1120 Interquest Pkwy) Theaters.

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March 24: All Gospel Show 2-4 p.m., will feature guest quartet 4GIVEN, Immanuel’s Jubilate Choir, and a Gospel sing-along, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak. Free admission.

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March 26: USAFA Band’s “A Brass Affair” will feature Bernstein’s Westside Story, a free concert open to the public at 7:30 p.m. at CC Packard Performance Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre.

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March 26-27: The Illusionists are full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. Tickets (888) 929-7849. March 27: Sensi Night at Briarhurst Manor. It’s a free community

March 22-24: “The Thorn” is a dynamic theatrical portrayal of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Performances Friday 7 p.m., Sat 3 & 7 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. at Springs First Church, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Buy tickets ($14-$49) at the church office M-Th 9-4, Fri 9-12 or call 596-5119. March 23: Chili Cook-Off, a fundraiser for Woodland Park Senior Center, 321 N. Pine St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tasting fee is $5 and then cast your vote for the best Chili!

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suPPort GrouPs AA has daily meetings in El Paso or Teller counties. For locations, day/time: 719-5735020 or Adult Protective Services for elderly or disabled in danger of abuse, neglect or financial exploit. El Paso County 444-5755; Teller County 719-687-3335; all others State of Colorado 303-866-3433 or call Colorado Aging & Adult Services 800-290-4530. . Al-Anon, daily meetings for relatives or friends of alcoholics. There are many locations and day/times: call 632-0063 or Alzheimers Assn. provides family support, counseling, education. 303-813-1669 x311. American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd #100. (719) 635-5101 ext 3. American Stroke Assn, 1365 Garden of Gods Rd #100, (719) 635-7688. Bereavement Support Group is for those who have lost a loved one. Call Steve Fehl 330-6652 for info. Celiac Sprue Assn. support meets 2nd Sat. of month, 10:30 a.m. Contact Marie 572-0548 for location. Centro de la Familia provides support services to Hispanics/Latinos.122 E. Las Animas St. CS 227-9170. Colorado Aging and Adult Services focuses on elderly or disabled at-risk adults, (800) 290-4530 or call Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection: (800) 773-1366. Connection Support for those who live with mental illness. Colo. Springs: Mon 6:30 p.m. Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. or Tues 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Woodland Park: 1st+3rd Mon 6:30 p.m., Mtn View Methodist



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CPR Classes American Heart Assn. Find class times & pre-register: (719) 229-5504. Simple Therapeutics, 3100 N. Academy Blvd. #115.

Gun Violence Victims Support Group, for those who witnessed or were injured. Meet and share 5pm on 3rd Tues. of each month, NAMI office, 510 E. Willamette, CS, (719) 473-8477.

Daddy’s Little Girls brings hope to abuse survivors through the love of Jesus Christ. Caring, empathetic woman invites you to tell your story. 649-9054. Diabetes Care Center 719-473-7808. Go to: DSC Stroke Club meets 10 a.m. 2nd Wed. of month at Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock 574-9002. Emotions Anonymous, positive program for unsolved emotional problems, 6pm Mondays, First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade (685-1091) and 2pm Thursdays, 1st Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Weber (338-1878). Falcon Senior Services meets 11 a.m. every 2nd Wed. at Patriot HS, 11990 Swingline Rd. 494-0353 Gamblers Anonymous, for those who want to stop gambling. Meets: Mon. 6 p.m. or Sat. 9 a.m. at Dwelling Place, 508 N. Tejon CS. 855-222-5542 Grief Support Group, meets 2nd Thursday monthly at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade CS Fireside Room, 719-687-9204. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. For phone support through First Presbyterian Church call Nancy 719-578-8007. Grow for Vets, provides veterans with free cannabis as a safe alternative to Rx.Call

Project Cope: helps needy CS Utilities customers pay utility bills. Apply at Hanifen Center, 14 W. Bijou M-F 10:30am-1pm. 636-2345. Polio Survivors Support Group. Call 763-377-2287 for date, time and location.

Hearing Loss Assn. meets 2nd Sat. /month, 1 p.m. Gold Hill PD, 955 W. Moreno. HLAAColoradoSprings

PTSD Spouse’s Support, UCCS Veteran’s Clinic, 4863 N. Nevada #380, Tuesdays 4 p.m., to register: 255-8003.

Heroin Anonymous for those with opiate addiction. Tues. 7:30 p.m., 1919 W. Colorado 814-227-4723 or Thurs 8 p.m. 4965 Van Teylingen #I, 337-1964.

Senior Victim Advocacy Team, CS Police Dept. 444-7777 or 24-hour pager 444-7000.

Later Life Depression Support Group meets 12:30 p.m. every Wed. at the Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 719-477-1515. Legal Counseling, free 15 mins. Session on 1st & 3rd Wed.afternoons at Colo. Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Call 955-3400 for appt. (No business matters, personal injury or wills) Memory Care Support Group /Springs Ranch, meets Mondays 4:30pm, 3525 Tutt Blvd. RSVP to 472-4959. Mental Illness Family Support for those with mentally ill family members, meets Tues 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave 473-8477. M.S. Support: MEN 11 a.m. Mon., WOMEN 11 a.m. Tues, 1322 N. Academy; Tri-Lakes meets 9 a.m., 2nd Wed./mo. Village Inn, Mnmt. 633-4603 NAMI Family Support Group for those with family members living with mental illness, Tuesdays 7pm, First United Methodist Church 2nd floor, 420 N. Nevada Ave. or 2nd+4th Mondays 6:30pm, faith-based at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. Rm 114. NAMI Connection Support for those who live with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis, Mon. 6:30pm, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. Rm 115 or in Woodland Park 1st+3rd Mon. 6:30pm, Mountain View Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Rd.

SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (to buy food), Thurs 10am-2pm, Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, apply to SET Medical Clinic, call (719) 776-8877. Springs Ranch Memory Care Support Group meets 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, at 3525 Tutt Blvd. RSVP: 472-4959. Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7: 1-844-493-8255. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Murray & Constitution. Judy 598-6621. TESSA - Safehouse and counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Crisis line: (719) 633-3819 or 719-633-1462. VA Benefits & Entitlements Claims Assistance, Thursdays starting 5 p.m. Call 596-0927 for appt. Bring proof of service (DD214) if the first time filing or VA Rating Decision for continuing claim. Veterans Crisis Line call 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 or for confidential chat, text: 838255 For veterans or their families. Veterans DBSA is open to active, retired and former military with mood disorders, having served any time- regardless of discharge. (Privacy is respected and no records are kept.) Meets Mondays 7 pm, 2132 E. Bijou #112 CS-477-1515

Narcotics Anonymous service office 2555 Airport Rd. #103. 637-1580.

Widowed Persons Grief Support meets 1 p.m. 2nd&4th Fridays at Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 594-0276.

Overeaters Anonymous - if food is a problem - Mon. 5:30 p.m. or Tues. 9 a.m. First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade. Other meetings: 475-0037.

WINGS Offers Support for survivors of sexual abuse. Women’s group meets 6:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. For location (800) 373-8671.

Parkinson’s Support Group (Sept-June) meets 2nd Sat. monthly at First Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Weber St., 10 a.m. and ends with potluck lunch.

Women’s Resource Agency helps you be self-sufficient or find jobs, Tues + Thurs 10am-noon orientation, upper level Citadel Mall. RSVP to 471-3170.

Project Angel Heart delivers free, nutritious meals to those living with life-threatening illness. For information about receiving meals, contact Client Services 800-381-5612.

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Classic Cremation Package $855 Family Owned & Operated Onsite Crematory COMPUTER / MEDIA / PHOTO CLOUTIER FOTOGRAPHIC, formerly Godec’s Photo, provides: Photo Restoration, Archival Quality Photos, VHS/8mm transfered to DVD, 35mm Film Processing, and Artwork Reproduction. Cloutierfotographic. com (719) 634-8833. MENTION THIS AD for a 10% DISCOUNT. COMPUTER LESSONS, PODCASTING, Audio Editing and other Media Services by Life after 50 columnist. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. 520-247-8291



SOUTHSIDE APARTMENT $650/MO. Downstairs, furnished, living room, office, 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Laundry and Kitchen privileges. (719) 574-2514. SPACIOUS 1 BEDROOM WALK-OUT BSMT APARTMENT, 1264sf, very private with separate entrance, furnished, all utilities paid including cable & internet, available immediately. No pets. Off of Powers Blvd, minutes from PAFB. $980/mo. Contact (719) 534-3519. THE VILLA AT SUNNY VISTA, a HUDsubsidized senior and disabled adults apartment complex, located at 2480 East Dale Street in Colorado Springs, announces that its waitlist will open on March 11, 2019. The Villa is an independent living facility with age and income requirements. Applications are entered in the order in which they are received. Pick up an application at the building on or after the 11th or call (719) 635-9595 to request an application. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status , or national origin.


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Aplus Computer Support Repairs, Laptop, Desktop, Tablets and Phones Software Tune-up, Clean-up, Virus Removal Classes, In-house, Onsite or Remote

New 1 Bedroom Apartments With Private Balconies Overlooking the Park!

Full On-site Services Available by Appointment

• Tranquil Living • Age 55+ Neighbors • Near Walking Trails, Restaurants, and the Fine Arts Center • Reserved Covered Parking & Individual Storage Unit

3033 N. Hancock Ave. (719) 599-7171

Starting at $1,200/month CALL FOR A TOUR

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FLAT RATE COMPUTER REPAIR. Most repairs start at $50. Parts extra if needed. Free pickup and delivery or up to 2 hours of on-site tune-up, virus removal and/or training. 35 Years of experience. Call Richard Sobe with SOBE I.T. (719) 216-8994. Thank you for looking at my ad. REPAIR-IT-RYAN Affordable Computer Repair. Colorado Springs (719) 460-7620

FOR RENT ENJOY LIFE AFTER 55 in Circle Drive Senior Citizen Mobile Home Park. Rentals starting at $800 /month includes mobile home, lot rent, trash pickup, water & sewer. 2840 South Circle Dr. (719) 576-1000.


Piano Tuning & Repair New, Used and Reconditioned Building Materials & Supplies Furniture and Appliances 411 S. Wahsatch, Colorado Springs (719) 667-0840 MON-SAT 9AM-5PM Donations Accepted at South End of Building Mon-Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm


FOR SALE BARGAIN BOX THRIFT STORE. Clothing, shoes, jewelry, jackets, kitchen goods, decore, books, movies, lots more! Open M-F 10-4, Sat 9:30-12:30. Seniors get 10% OFF on Tuesdays. 405 S. Nevada Ave (free parking in rear). Proceeds support Assistance League programs helping families in El Paso County. BEAUTIFUL FOR VALENTINES DAY OR EASTER. New light pink purse for sale, has lots of bling on it. Paid $60 but will sell for $50. Call 636-2536. If no answer, please leave a message.

BOOK ON-LINE AT OR CALL 719.425.8845

Registered Piano Technician

FLOATING RED WEEK TIMESHARE $500. Mountainside at Silver Creek in Granby, Colorado. (No obligation to continue contract.) 719-424-7078 HONDA GOLDWING 1800 MOTORCYCLE with Escapade Trailer $9000. (719) 598-3357


y Friends

Thrift Store

Donate. Shop. Find. Repeat! 1605 S. Murray Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 Open Monday – Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

COMPUTER UPDATE & REPAIR $30 per hour. Most jobs require 1 hour. Increase speed or memory, destroy viruses, install anti-virus program, block pop-ups or stop unwanted email, clean up files, and install new programs. Free phone help after the service call. Jeff Towne (719) 574-8505.


Featuring: Home Medical Equipment Department IMPEACH TRUMP T-SHIRTS, short-sleeve $20, long-sleeve $25. Leave your name & number at (719) 360-5757. You will receive a call-back to get your order information.

HAIR & NAIL CARE QUALITY HAIR CARE IN YOUR HOME. I do Shampoo & Sets, Haircuts, and Perms. Colorado licensed hairdresser. Pedicures and Manicures, too. 719-330-5251. RN PROFESSIONAL FOOT AND NAIL assessment and care in your home. Diabetics welcome! 719-963-6398.


PURE Colonics A safe, simple, effective way to cleanse the colon without pain or drugs.

• Relieve constipation, gas and bloating • Detox and boost immune system • Maintain regularity

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MGB CAR PARTS: 2 Seat frames with head-rests; MGB-GT bell housing; window parts, door locks, windshield parts, much more - all priced to sell. (719) 749-8541 SEVEN STATUS SELLS NAME BRAND Clothing, shoes, handbags & jewelry. 20% of Profits help The Exodus Road to rescue victims of human trafficking. University Village, 5012 N. Nevada. Open Tues-Sun. SLEEP NUMBER ADJUSTABLE Twin Bed, purchased June 2016 for $2800. Asking $1400 or best offer. Cash. (719) 5912186. SPRING CLEANING? SELL STUFF in Life after 50 Classifieds for only $14 a month (10-words). Write what you want to sell, then call 719-418-2717.

HAIR & NAIL CARE BACK-PORCH BEAUTY SHOP Affordable Haircuts, Perms, Manicures, Pedicures for Seniors. Centrally Located. Call Today 719477-0141.


ELDERLY TOENAIL CARE in your home by medically trained team members. (719) 930-3602.

Scent of Heaven Massage

(719) 231-9093

3215 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Suite C Colorado Springs, CO 80917

HELP WANTED CAREGIVER WANTED. Must be nonsmoker and cat-friendly. $15/hour, W-2 required. Please leave message at (719) 572-9346. CNA’S NEEDED FOR LOCAL CLIENTS in the Colorado Springs area. Call NURSE NEXT DOOR 719 / 368-1695. EXPERIENCED RETAIL SALESPERSON Part-time position available at Westside location. Please apply in person and bring resume to Burlap Bag Clothing & Boots, 31 S. 32nd St., 80904.

that come to mind. So how you get your brand to pole vault into your customer’s subconscious? The Right Exposure. This is the condition where you can drive the bus. This is your chance for top of mind awareness, and it is within your control. The more frequently your customer is exposed to your brand, the more likely they are to do business with you. As you increase your exposure you build brand awareness.

March 2019

through the month – and, if you have what they need...they’ll call you! Serving El Paso, Teller, Pueblo and Fremont Counties, in Colorado. Dedicated to reporting relevant news to the lives of our readers, age 50 and older, since 1990.

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Distribution: 23,000 reaching more HELP WANTED HOME REPAIR than 46,000 readers. & REMODELING

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To apply for this position please email your resume with cover letter to the Advertising Director Bruce Schlabaugh at by 3/20/19. PROJECT ANGEL HEART needs Sat. morning delivery drivers & meal bag decorators. We deliver free, nutritious meals to those living with life-threatening illness. To apply, call (719) 323-0084.

HOME FOR SALE! $59,900


EXPERT ROOF REPAIR -or- New Roof Installation, if needed. Over 35 years experience repairing or replacing all types of roofing. Skylights installed new or replaced. Call Don Turner for free estimates and friendly service. (719) 661-1593. GOODMAN HANDYMAN. Quality Work installing light fixtures, plumbing jobs, decks, and all jobs considered. Free estimates. Call Chad (719) 244-2871.

Dave’s Home Improvement All Kinds Home Maintenance & Repairs 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE U.S. NAVY VETERAN

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HANDYMAN SERVICES. ODD JOBS Plumbing, Carpentry, Fences, Decks, Doors, more. (Mowing or yardwork in spring and summer.) John (719) 471-7471.


Repairs • Basement Finishes Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling






719.667.3700 Job search assistance, résumés, workshops, hiring events, computer training.



Citizens Service Center 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT RESCUED HEARTS UNIQUE BOUTIQUE, an upscale thrift store funding local animal rescue groups. Retail experience helpful. Apply at 3314 Austin Bluffs. (Must enjoy being around dogs.) WOODLAND PARK PROVIDER Connection Fair, 20+ employers are hiring for jobs helping those with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Bring your resume and apply at Ute Pass Center, 210 E. Midland Ave on March 14, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (720) 341-3751

HOME REPAIR & REMODELING ALL PAINTING & REMODELING Projects. Top quality work at excellent pricing. Senior and Military discounts. Free estimates. Call Darren (719) 310-6429.


SILVER KEY VOLUNTEER DRIVERS. Deliver hot meals to seniors. Multiple pickup locations. If you enjoy visiting with seniors and Life have a 2.38x3 reliable car, contact1 Silver HONEST HANDYMAN will do small jobs after 50 PPWFC 2.23.2018.pdf 2/23/2018 3:37:30 PM Key (719) 884-2319. like plumbing, painting, drywall, and other maintenance. Free Estimates. Call or text D.A. 719-308-0300.



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(719) 232-7218 or 390-7779 MORE THAN A HANDYMAN. Home maintenance, yard work, repairs, organize, clean-up. 25% Senior Discount (62+). Call Mike- a senior and veteran 338-4279. R.A.Y. PLUMBING. CALL FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE NEEDS (719) 491-2848.

HOUSECLEANING & LAUNDRY 2 GIRLS ARE READY TO CLEAN! Our services include: deep cleaning, moveouts, from top to bottom, plus laundry service. 30 Years experience. Have it done right. Call us (719) 464-1037. ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Experienced house-cleaning services. Reliable and efficient, with excellent references. $20+ an hour. Tracy (719) 630-8232 CALL CATHY’S HOUSECLEANING. Weekly or one-time. My husband will clean gutters, do caulking, garage clean-ups, yard work, or home repairs. Quotes over the Phone- (719) 347-0832. EXPERTISE HOUSECLEANING, reliable and trustworthy. Senior personal care services are also available. Please call Karen (719) 434-2922.

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HOME CLEANER AVAILABLE. Honest, Reliable, Pleasant, Reasonable, Thorough. Pet-loving, Nonsmoker. Please leave clear message (719) 428-9715. JC’S HEAVENLY HOUSE CLEANING * Excellent References * More than 15 Years of Experience * Special Discounts for Seniors *Licensed *Insured. Call Jacqueline Composto (719) 644-8638 RESIDENTIAL HOUSECLEANING. All supplies included, affordable, fully insured, 23 years experience. (719) 477-0679.

HOUSING WANTED SENIOR MALE SEEKS HOUSING, will rent room or share home, by April 1st, (where smoking allowed), call Mike (719) 338-4279.

3405 Sinton Rd #42, Colorado Springs. This beautiful mobile home is located in Holiday Village, a 55+ community with swimming pool, billiards game room and workout gym. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an office and 3 storage units. The garage has an automatic door opener and wheelchair accessible ramp. In the living room there’s a wood-burning fireplace and the master bath has a walk-in jetted tub. The backyard is perfect for hosting! Sold as personal property, it is a cash deal. Don’t miss out, this home won’t last! Call Nick Taylor for a showing at 719-551-7619. Keller Williams Partners. CIRCLE DR. SENIOR CITIZEN MOBILE HOME PARK. Rentals starting at $800 / month, includes the mobile home, lot rent, trash pickup, water and sewer. 2840 S. Circle Drive. 719-576-1000. EVERGREEN PARK MOBILE HOMES are For Sale, Cascade Ave & Fillmore St. 55+ Senior Community, small yard, and covered parking. (719) 636-1900.

REAL ESTATE BEN IS BUYING HOUSES. If you would like a quick, no-hassle cash sale for your home in “as-is” condition and for a fair price, please call me so we can talk. Ben (719) 492-1671.



BEN’S LANDSCAPE, TREE REMOVAL. Also tree trimming and stump grinding. 24/7 Emergency Service. (719) 492-1671.

2006 DODGE CARAVAN W/ VMI automatic wheelchair ramp, less than 29,500 miles. $29,000. Excellent inside and out! Call Susan (719) 661-8870.

BRAKE SERVICE AND REPAIR, Quality mobile service while you wait in the comfort of your home. Talon Auto Care: 719694-2979.

OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS, $400. with Warranty. We also sell portable concentrators and oxygen supplies. Repair and servicing of equipment. ASPEN CONCENTRATOR REPAIR SERVICE, 3112 Century St. 719-471-9895.

PERSONALS “FOR EVERY ONE WHO EXALTS HIMSELF will be humbled [that is, ranked below others], and he who humbles himself [that is, keeps a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] will be exalted elevated in rank.” Luke 14:11.

PETS DOG WALKING! Providing needed daily exercise for your dog. Responsible and reliable Westside business owner. (719) 3605932.

DAN THE CARPET MAN. EXCELLENT carpet repair, wrinkles re-stretched, patches, 48 years experience, very reasonable, guaranteed satisfaction, call 719-822-8588.


DEEP-PLUG COMMERCIAL AERATING Custom Blend of Fertilizer. Call Now to Schedule Weekly Mows. Quality and Dependability Speaks for Itself. Serving Colorado Springs for 25 Years. Call Wayne (719) 528-2550. PERSONAL ASSISTANT CONCIERGE. General Errands, Home and Office Organization, Vehicle Care, Waiting Service, House-Sitting, House Checks, Grocery Shopping, Gift Baskets, Light Yard Work, Light House Work, Reservations, Tickets, Travel Needs, Packing, Unpacking. Call Angela - VISION CONCIERGE SERVICE (719) 330-3337.

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GRANDFATHER WANTED for my Simpich Doll collection; please call (719) 574-5419. HASTINGS HOME FURNISHINGS will buy quality, pre-owned furniture, antiques, collectibles and entire estates. Please call Terry for appt. (719) 352-5083. I AM A CASH BUYER for Antiques, Art, Jewelry, Watches, Cameras, Military, Railroad, Western items, Bottles, Insulators, Signs and a lot more. Will buy single item or entire estates. Also will help selling estates. Over 35 years experience. Free consultation. Call or text 719.641.0320. PAYING CASH FOR OLD SHAVING MUGS or straight razors and also for fancy canes. Call (719) 591-8930. VINTAGE ITEMS WANTED. TOYS, comic books, children’s books, dolls, movie and music posters, Halloween, guitars and amplifiers, and plastic model kits. I’m a collector, not a business. (719) 633-5848.

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Fun & Entertainment

Cindy Linder 719-964-7808


1950s-1960s LP’s, 78’s and 45’s. Blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, country, Broadway, movie soundtracks, TV, R&B, soul, children’s, spoken word, etc. I’m a collector, not a business. Call me first - I pay the most for your records. (719) 633-5848.

TAKING A VACATION? Very responsible senior will care for your home, pets, plants, or car while you’re away. Reasonable fees. For details, call Sue (719) 302-3338.

Top producing agent with 18 years experience. I will work hard for you! Former Air Force Wife


= CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS = EXPIRED or NEW. TOP $ DOLLAR PAID. CALL NOW (719) 749-1436. CASH FOR OLD BANKS AND TOYS, presidential pin back buttons, Simpich dolls, military insignia and memorabilia. Will buy single items or entire collections. (719) 632-9904.

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Silver Key Connections Cafe’ For reservations, call 719-884-2304 or visit

March 1 – Beef stew March 4 – Swedish meatballs w/noodles March 5 – Beef fajita w/peppers, onions, cheese, sour cream & salsa March 6 – Garlic herb tilapia March 7 – Pulled pork sandwich March 8 – Manicotti March 11 – Sandy’s chicken chili March 12 – Chicken pot pie w/buttermilk

biscuit March 13 – Meatballs w/marinara March 14 – Roast turkey w/gravy March 15 – Breaded fish sandwich March 18 – Riblettes March 19 – Beef tacos w/lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream & salsa March 20 – Chicken teriyaki March 21 – Bratwurst

Silver Key Home Delivered Meals For

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Penrose Senior Center

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March 1 – Beef stew; chicken cordon bleu March 2 – Chicken chimichangas March 3 – Stuffed pasta shells w/meat sauce March 4 – Swedish meatballs w/noodles; chicken bacon sandwich March 5 – Beef fajita; pork chow mein March 6 – Garlic herb tilapia; rancher steak salad March 7 – Pulled pork sandwich; lemon pepper cod March 8 – Manicotti; liver & onions March 9 – Smothered pork chop w/onions & peppers March 10 - Chicken Mole March 11 – Sandy’s chicken chili; Rueben sandwich March 12 – Chicken pot pie w/buttermilk biscuit; red shrimp creole March 13 – Meatballs w/marinara; roast beef March 14 – Roast turkey w/gravy; ham March 15 – Breaded fish sandwich; vegetable chicken lasagna

March 16 – Beef stroganoff March 17 – Pulled pork sandwich March 18 – Riblettes; BBQ beef on hoagie March 19 – Beef tacos w/lettuce, tomato; baked chicken mornay March 20 – Chicken teriyaki; beef tips & gravy March 21 – Bratwurst; orange chicken March 22 – Vege burger; pork chop March 23 – Swedish meatballs w/noodles March 24 – Roast turkey w/gravy March 25 – Hamburger w/lettuce, tomato & onion; breaded chicken sandwich March 26 – Egg salad on croissant; beef stir fry March 27 – Chicken chow mein; Sicilian sub sandwich March 28 – Slow roasted beef; pork roast March 29 – Salmon w/lemon & dill; chicken tacos March 30 – Chicken teriyaki March 31 - Riblettes

March 22 – Vege burger March 25 – Hamburger w/lettuce, tomato & onion March 26 – Egg salad on croissant March 27 – Chicken chow mein March 28 – Slow roasted beef March 29 – Salmon w/lemon & dill

405 Broadway - Penrose - 719-372-3872 March 5 - Hamburger, Baked Beans, Chips March 7 - Smothered Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit March 12 - Ham & Scalloped Potatoes, Salad March 14 - St. Patrick’s Lunch – Corned Beef, Cabbage, New Potatoes March 19 - Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables March 21 - Tuna Noodle Casserole, California Vegetables, Watergate Salad March 26 - Potluck* March 28 - Brunch for Lunch Menu Subject to Change - Suggested Donation $3. *Bring a dish for Potluck on the 26th and avoid the $3 donation!

Bread, milk and dessert available with most meals. Lunches served at noon. All Ages Welcome! Our attendance is increasing … We request that you call in advance so we can plan accordingly: 719-372-3872. Carry out available. Please call between 9:30 and 10 a.m. for same day carryouts.

Silver Key Connections Cafe’ sites This program serves nutritious meals in a social group setting to eligible diners. You are eligible if: you are 60+ years old or married to someone age 60-plus or disabled residents of any age who reside in the buildings listed below. Meal donation is $2.25 but no eligible person is denied lunch because they can’t pay. Guest lunch is $6. Call the number (listed below) for your meal location one day in advance before 2 p.m. No reservations are necessary for Acacia Park Apartments, the Senior Center or Fountain Valley Center. Questions? Call Silver Key offices at 719-884-2304. CENTRAL Colorado Springs Senior Center 719-955-3400 1514 N. Hancock Ave. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:15 weekdays Temple Shalom 719-634-5311 1523 E. Monument St. 80909 Kosher meals 12:00-12:30 Mon&Wed DOWNTOWN Acacia Park Apartments 719-884-2304 104 E. Platte Ave. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:15 weekdays Centennial Plaza Apartments 719-884-2304 516 E. Kiowa St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays EASTSIDE Sunny Vista (residents only)

719-635-9595 2480 E. Dale St. 80909 Serving Lunch 11:00-11:45 weekdays NORTH Crestview Apartments 719-884-2304 3880 Van Teylingen Dr. 80917 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Mountain Comm. Mennonite Church 643 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake 884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays SOUTH Hillside Community Center 385-7900 925 S. Institute St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12 Tues-Thurs Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr. 719-520-6470 Serving Lunch 11:45-12:45 weekdays Grinde Manor

719-382-7690 906 Grinde Dr. 80817 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Meadows Park Community Center 1943 S. El Paso 80905/ 719-385-7940 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Pikes Peak Towers 719-632-1556 1912 Eastlake Blvd. 80910 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Silver Key 884-2304 1655 S. Murray Blvd. Serving Lunch 11:45-12:30 weekdays Southview Plaza Apartments 1462 E. Fountain Blvd. 719-884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Villa San Jose 719-632-7444 1810 S. Corona Ave. 80905

Lunch 11:30-11:45 Tues, Thurs & Fri. Villa Santa Maria 719-632-7444 405 St. Elmo Ave. 80905 Lunch 11:30-11:45 Monday & Wed. WEST St. Andrews Church 719-685-9259 103 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Westside Community Center 385-7920 1628 W. Bijou St. 80904 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Woodland Park Senior Center 687-3877 321 N. Pine St. Woodland Park Lunch served 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays

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Community Centers

Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock - 955-3400 Please stop by or go online to find the full listing of classes, trips and special events at csseniorcenter. com. All classes require registration.

shaped the first half of the 20th century. Coffee with a Cop. March 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. A great conversation!

Special Events

Exercise & Dance

Mardi Gras Mix and Mingle. March 5, 6-8 p.m. $10. Want to rejuvenate your social life and find friends to go to the movies with, or out to eat or get coffee with? Enjoy drinks and appetizers while you get to know others looking for the same! Fire Engine 6. March 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Meet the team that responds to our needs! Our very own Fire Engine 6 will be here bringing their fire truck, great conversation and safety tips. Newcomer’s Orientation. March 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Whether you’ve already started taking classes or not, come and learn more about the Senior Center and all it has to offer. Learn about class registration, volunteer opportunities, clinic services, and more. Campfire on the Patio. March 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $3. Nothing beats an outdoor fire on a cool spring evening. Join us on the patio for a campfire with hot dogs, s’mores, and good company. Come to share stories, play your guitar and get to know other people. Invite your family or grandchildren! Shamrock Showdown. March 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $5. We all have the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Join us for an afternoon of fun-live music, refreshments, trivia, surprises and prizes! Wear Green! Living History-Franklin D. Roosevelt. March 25, 1:30-2:15 p.m. $3. Step back to the 1930’s and 40’s and visit with the dynamic 32nd president FDR. This memorable presentation features Richard Marold as FDR, speaking on the Great Depression, WWII, leadership, his relationship with Churchill, and other issues that

This is not a complete list, so please stop by or go online to find the full listing. • Nia • Yoga- Several classes to choose form including vinyasa, gentle and chair yoga • Drums Alive! - This unique drumming class is different from every other exercise class you’ve tried. • Silver Sneakers Boom – SilverSneaker Classes have now added more options to their class offerings. • Feldenkrais- Awareness thru movement, develops awareness, flexibility, coordination and balance. • Power Moves - Power Moves provides community exercise, enrichment, education, and empowerment for everyone to get better and stay better.

Health Education FREE, but please register. A donation of $1 to the Senior Center is requested. This is not a complete list. • Nurse Chats-Dry Skin - March 13, 9-10 a.m. • Breathe and Be - March 14, 10-11 a.m. • Health and Neuropathy - March 14, 9:30-11 a.m. • The Benefits of Pink Pepper Essential Oil - March 19, 11-12 • Boost Your Nutritional Health - March 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

• It’s in the Air: Problems with Pollen - March 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s - March 27, 9:3010:30 a.m. Look on our website or call for more class info and to register.

Art Classes You do not have to be an artist to take an art class! Find your creativity and let it flourish through the variety that we offer. Some classes have additional supply costs. So many to choose from including Drawing, painting, mixed media chair caning and other unique offerings. Call for more info 719-955-3400.

Lifelong Learning • Pickling for Beginners - March 4th M 10-11 $15 • A Short Colorful History of Colorado Springs - March 4th M 9:30-10:30 $2

• Different Ways to Pay for Long Term Care - March 5th T 10-11:30 $5 • What to Look For in Your Realtor - March 7th Th 10-11:30 Free • Social Security - March 8th F 9:30-11:30 $5 • Energy Secrets - March7th T 10-11:30 $12 • Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - March 19 T 1-2:30 Free • Annuities - March 20 W 10-11:30 Free • Brand New! Hike for Life- Edna May Bennet Trail - March 13th W 12-4 $15

Technology Classes • Ebay-Listing, Selling and Promoting March 7th Th 1-3 $20 • Shutterfly March 12 T 10-11:30 $20 • Computer Basics March 13th W 10-11 $5

• All about Facebook March 22nd F 1-3 $20

Day Trips

On Monday, March 4, we will hold a lottery for the following trips! Call or come in between 8-10 a.m. to put your name in the basket. Casa Bonita - Tuesday, March 12th 10:45-4 $45 Casa Bonita is the world’s most exciting Mexican restaurant and one of the nation’s top ten roadside attractions. Where else can you find a restaurant with a 30-foot waterfall, cliff divers, magicians, a hilarious puppet show and dancing monkeys? The price includes you meal, tax and tip. Shop and Lunch at IKEA. Friday March 15th 9-3 $30 If you’ve never been or haven’t been in a while, shopping at IKEA never gets old. IKEA is full of surprised fun furnishings, housewares and much, much more. Enjoy some Swedish flavors when you have lunch on your own at the café on the top floor. American Numismatic Association & Ivywild. Tuesday March 26 10:15-2:45 $25 Visitors to the “Money Museum” can find spectacular rarities and learn about the history of our nation and the world as seen through money. The museum explores art, history, science and much more to promote the diverse nature of money and related items. After the tour, we will head to Ivywild School, a wonderful example of re-purposing an historic building for the common good of the community, local business, and the environment, for lunch on your own.

Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive - 520-6470

Hillside Community Center

Rural Area Meal Program, or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. Please leave a message at 719-520-6471 with your name and phone number. Transportation - (by appointment only). For seniors 60+ who live in the Fountain Valley area. Call 520-6472 at least 48 hours in advance to make arrangements.

925 S. Institute - 385-7900

GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS-UPCOMING TRIPS: • The Day Traveler’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at 1 p.m. •Tour of Rosemount Museum in Pueblo with lunch after at Blackeyed Pea. Saturday, March 30. Tour fee is $6, and bus is $13. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 9:30 a.m. Registration deadline is March 15. The Fountain Valley Senior Center has bingo four times a month: • Thursday, March 7 at1 p.m. • Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m. • Monday, March 18 at 1 p.m. • Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m. Weekly activities at the Fountain Valley Senior Center:

• Interpretive Dance: Monday at 10:30 a.m.-Free

• Yoga: Monday at 3 p.m. and Friday at 9 a.m.-Free • Blood Pressure Checks every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.-Free • Porcelain Class: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. • Line Dancing: Tuesday at 1 p.m.-Cost $2 • Oil Painting: Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.-Cost $25 for a 4-week course • Quilt Class: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Free • T’ai Chi: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Cost $2 • Fitness Walking: Thursday at 10:30 a.m.-Free • Woodcarving: Thursday at 8 a.m.-Cost $2 • Rubber Stamp: Thursday at 10 a.m.-Cost $2 • Wii Games: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free • Chi Kung: Friday at 10 a.m.-Cost $1 • Computer Class: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free • Pinochle Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Canasta Class meets on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. March events at the FVSC: • Pinochle Tournament on March 4 at 12:30 p.m. • Biscuits and Gravy on March 13 at 8 a.m. (cost is $3) • Ice Cream Social and Dance on March 15 at 12:30 p.m. ($1 for a sundae) • Harmonizers entertainment on March 21 at 11 a.m. • Movie Day on March 21 at 1 p.m. • Game Day on March 23 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (this event is a potluck $3) • Birthday Social and Bingo on March 28 at 11 a.m.

Silver Key Connections Café – Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required 24 hours in advance at (719) 884-2304. $2.25 per meal suggested donation. Games at Hillside - Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Billiards cost is $1. Table Tennis - Wednesdays, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Free to play, donations welcome Seniors on Saturday - Third Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Iota Beta Omega Chapter Alpha Sorority, Inc. Come enjoy activities, refreshments, games, music and prizes. Seniors Enjoying Exercise - Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Seniors enjoy exercise and strength conditioning.

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community centers Meadows Park Community Center 1943 S. El Paso - 385-7940 Exercise Class - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Taught by a certified

instructor, this 45-minute session will make you feel better inside and out.

Tri-Lakes Senior Center 1300 Higby Road, Monument 1300 Higby Road, Monument, CO 80132 (on the campus of Lewis-Palmer High School) Open Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., and other days and times to accommodate scheduled events. Monday Movie Matinee - Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Recent and classic movies with free refreshments and snacks. Pinochle - Tuesdays, noon-4 p.m.; Thursdays 1-4 p.m. Line Dancing - Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Ladies Tea - Third Tuesday of the Month 1-3 p.m. Open to everyone. Each month is a different theme. Please bring a salad, side or dessert to share. Bingo - Third Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Prizes galore! Bridge - Second Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Mah Jong - Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Join us for national Mah Jong. Foot Care Clinic - Second Wednesday and last Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3

p.m. Service by the Visiting Nurse Association. Thirty-minute appointment for $30. Call 719-577-4448 for an appointment (please no walk-ins). Services include callous and corn buffing; toenail clipping, trimming and filing; circulation check; monofilament test; skin condition check; pulse check in both feet; and foot care education. Silver Key Connections Cafe Senior Lunch - Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Meal served at The Mountain View Mennonite Church, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Suggested donation is $2.25 each meal. Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership Seniors Lunch - Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meal served at 146 Jefferson Street, Monument (basement of the School District 38 Administrative Building). $3 donation suggested.

Westside Community Center 1628 W. Bijou St. - 385-7920 Crafts Unlimited - Fridays, 9-11 a.m. No registration fee. Bring materials for the project you are working on, enjoy a beverage, good conversation, and share creative ideas with other crafters. Silver Key Connections Café - Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 387-6758 or 385-7920. The suggested donation is $2.25. Lively Discussion Book Club - 2nd Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m. SilverSneakers Classic - Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. This fitness class is designed for seniors who want to improve their general health and well-being and ... it’s fun! For more information,

please call 385-7920 ext. 100. $5 per class if your insurance does not cover it. VNA Foot Care Clinic - third Wednesday and last Tuesday of each month by appointment only. The Visiting Nurse Association performs foot care services including: toenail clipping/ trimming/filing, callous and corn buffing, foot care education, blood pressure checks, follow-up with physician as needed. Services are offered in the east building at 1616 W. Bijou St. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 385-7920 ext. 100. Cost is $45 for first visit, $35 thereafter. Payments can be made at time of appointment.of service.

Woodland Park Senior Center

321 N. Pine Street, Woodland Park - 687-3877 Home of the Woodland Park Senior Organization. Please stop by or visit our website: Silver Key Connection Café: Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Reservations required 24 hrs. in advance. Suggested donation for seniors 60 and over is $2.25. Weekly Activities: Quilting, Knitting, Bridge, Fitness Classes, Arthritis Class, Bingo, Tai Chi, Card Making, Arts and Crafts, Billards,

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Shuffle Board, Free blood pressure checks. Check our website Activities Calendar for days and times of activities. Special Meals: Potluck, bring your favorite dish – 2nd Tuesday. Catered Lunch, reservations required - 4th Tuesday, $7.50. Pancake Breakfast – All you can eat, $8, Monthly on Saturdays, 8 to 11, check website for days. Social Time: Greet old friends, meet new friends, Free coffee and snacks, Monday to Friday, 9 to1.

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