Life After 50 - March 2020

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Come see history come to life through the eyes of a local Historican, Katherine Sturdevant. Katherine is a history Day 6 - for Salzburg–Mondsee–Vienna thethe parish in in Leighton, Iowa, for lunch Day 2 - Our destination today is Moline, Illinois. Visit Along way,church we’ll stop professor at Pikes Peak Community College as well as a published author. We have the privilege of having her on Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in the Sound of olorado Springs to Denver and anddepart a guided tour ofMusic. the Tassel Ridge andkuchen vineyards. We’ll dine in their greenhouse, overlooking the beautiful Relax with Winery kaffee und (coffee and cake) during a board with us through the duration of this exciting trip! leisurely Danube cruise along scenic section the river. vineyards. After lunch and our wine tasting, we’ll the tourmost the winery and, ifofweather permits, their vineyards, as well. We’ll 6/5 -come This morning depart Colorado and arrive at the Ludlow MassacreSturdevant. Site. After visiting Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg empire. Come see history to life we through the eyesSprings of a local Historican, Katherine Katherine is a many. Welcome to Munich! continue The rest on to Moline, where we’ll enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the beautiful paddlewheel boat, the Celebration Belle. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional Heurigen evening. raveling companions for a welcome Ludlow we head to Trinidad for lunchCollege before continuing on to Old Fort, a fur trading post built 1833. at Pikes Peak Community as well as a Bent’s published author. We have the in privilege Day 3 - This morning, we’ll tour the Isabel Bloom studio. Isabel was a well known sculpture artist who created history professor board withand usovernight throughatthe this exciting trip! Dinner in Lamar theduration Holiday InnofExpress. 7 - Vienna GuidedDuring sightseeing features visit behind-the-scenes to Belvedere beautiful designs ofDay animals and children. our tour we’llahave access to every step of this of having her on gau Germanyʼs “Secret Capital” Palace with famous Klimtsculptures collection,continue a drive along Ringstrasse, After breakfast head toand Camp Amache, Japanese, mosttobeing American citizens, process and discover whyitsher beautiful to be the treasured to this day. After our studio tour,6/5 we - This morning6/6 6/6 -over After7,000 breakfast we head Camp Amache, wherewere over we -depart Coloradowe Springs arrive at where ation featuring the Olympic loving Stadium, passing the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, 7,000 Japanese, most being American citizens, were forcibly the Ludlow Massacre Site.imprisoned Today a ghost town, Ludlow was the Center wer, and Marienplatz in the historic move on to a tour ofwinter the John Deere Pavilion and learn aboutfamily. John Deere, theatman, forcibly at the Granada Relocation in Granada, Colorado, from 1942 1945. After lunch, residence of the Austrian imperial Marvel the who used his skills and knowledge site of a vicious skirmish between the Colorado National Guard imprisoned at the Granada Relocation Center in Granada, ble drive brings you to picturesque impressive courtyards, famousWe’ll Heldenplatz, andthe awesome St.up close along with the history and and striking coal miners asthe a blacksmith to change the course of farming. experience machines - 1945. We'lland learn all about their life in that killed civilians. After visiting we’ll continue on20 to the Sand Creek Massacre Site,Colorado, where overfrom 230 1942 peaceful Arapaho Cheyenne Indians were and evening are dedicated to Amache and the history that brought them here. After lunch, Ludlow we head to Trinidad for lunch before continuing on to savor Sachertorte and watch the jolly Stephenʼs Cathedral. Time to held every 10 years and performed innovation of this remarkable company. We continue on to the Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark whichBent's was Old andpost killed. we'll continue on to the Sand Creek Massacre Site, where over Fort, a attacked fur trading built in 1833. Today, living crowd in one of Viennaʼs famous coffee houses, or choose from our mmergau. formed in 1856 whenexciting Germanoptional Pietistspossibilities. came to the United States to escape religious persecution in their homeland. Their 230 peaceful Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians were attacked historians, in period dress, recreate the sights, sounds, and PRICEguided INCLUDES: escorted andand guided tour, hotel, luggage handling, breakfast, 2 lunches, entrance and killed. These events that occurred on November 29,fees 1864, smells of the past with tours,Fully demonstrations special schwanstein–Innsbruck, 26,000 acre colony still stands to this day. We’ll spend the remainder of the day here, complete with an in-depth tour, would forever change the course of history. We'll head back to events. Dinner in Lamar and overnight at the Holiday Inn the garden-like landscapes of the Daydinner 8 - at leisure For those whowith wishplenty to “see all,” for there and taxes. Colorado Springs this afternoon. wine tasting, lunch and servedininVienna the local traditions, ofittime shopping the many lovely boutique Express.

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antiques, historic villages, old grist mill, Wyatt Earp house, Woodworking, Blacksmithing, Spinning, and much, much more! Day 5 - This morning is free time on your own at the Tulip Festival. You’ll have an opportunity to taste delicious homemade baked goods, browse the numerous boutique shops filled with imports, or roam Klokkenspel Plaza, boasting thousands of colorful tulips and deft murals. After lunch, we say goodbye to Pella and head towards Kansas City, where we’ll overnight. Day 6 - After breakfast we’ll head to the National WWI Museum and memorial. This is a fabulous museum dedicated to the 4.7 million men who fought for our country. We’ll enjoy a guided tour, as well as free time to explore. Your ticket also includes the Liberty Memorial Tower, which rises 268 feet and offers an open-air observation deck for breathtaking views of the Kansas City skyline. After lunch at the museum, we’ll continue on to the Russell Stover outlet store, selling the entire line of Russell Stover candies. You’ll find something to satisfy every sweet tooth, including hand dipped ice cream! We’ll overnight in Salina, Kansas. Day 7 - Heading for home, we’ll stop at the historic Cathedral of the Plains, located in Victoria, Kansas. Dating back to 1921, this lovely church has an interesting history which we’ll learn all about from our tour guide. After lunch in Colby, it’s home to Colorado Springs. PRICE INCLUDES: Fully escorted tour aboard a luxury motorcoach, 6 nights lovely accommodations, all tours as described, all attraction tickets, luggage handling, 6 full breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.

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g Ludwigʼs Neuschwanstein Castle, is a chance to join an interesting optional excursion to Bratislava, Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps shops. capital of Slovakia. Later, a unique feature: enjoy a private visit of to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean mountains Schönbrunn followed a farewell dinner andTulip a classical Day 4 - This morning we makepalace, our way to Pella,byIowa, for their annual Festival! With over 200,000 tulips in Medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilianʼs music concert, the best back way in to time say auf Wiedersehen, Wien. or crystal, for which Innsbruck is we’ll feel as though bloom we’ve traveled as we see thousands of local residents dress in Dutch attire to Mozartʼs hometown, Salzburg. celebrate their DutchDay heritage. While here, we willends see with windmills, antique autos, parades, quilts, Pella’s sunken garden, 9 - Vienna Your vacation breakfast this morning. DEPARTS 6/5/20 |

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Day 4 1 --Arrive in French Canada Day Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame, St. Anne de Beaupre and

Spring/Summer 2020, for more details! Depart Colorado Springs and arrive in Montreal, Canada today Montmorency Falls - Depart this morning for a scenic drive along the “Old Kingʼs Road” passing beautiful Normandy and Brittany homes to St. Anne de Beaupre, for a visit to the beautiful shrine, the oldest pilgrimage site in North America.

and settle into your conveniently located hotel before a welcome

Day 5 -this Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio and Ermitage Saint-Antoine Shrine - Learn the intricacies of producing copper art at the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio with a tour and hands-on workshop to make your own copper dinner evening. work of art.

Sightseeing Basilica Day 6 2 --Montreal Day St-Felicien Zoo andand OldNotre-Dame Perron Cheese Factory - Traveling to the shores of Lac St-Jean, come to the famed St-Felicien Zoo.

Embark on a narrated tour of Montreal, one of Canadaʼs vibrant cities known for its rich French-Canadian heritage. Your local guide Day 8 -you Transfer to Montreal Home - Afterlined breakfast weadepart for home. shows Old Montreal with itsand narrow streets with mixture of buildings dating from the 17th century, Place dʼArmes, St. Price includes: Fully escorted tour as described, round trip airfare from Colorado Springs, all transfers, lovely accommodations, breakfast each morning, 2 lunches, and 6 dinners. Josephʼs Oratory, Mount Royal and Olympic Park, site of the 1976 summer Olympics. Also visit Montrealʼs sacred Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the crown jewels of Quebecʼs rich religious heritage. This evening, venture back into the past and enjoy the fun, festivities and food at Le Festin du Gouverneur dinner and Kris Monroe, Master Cruise Counselor show. where numerous species of animals cohabitate in their natural

Day 7 - Our Lady of the Cape Shrine - Today, travel to the city of Trois-Rivieres where youʼll visit the Borealis Center to explore the history of the pulp and paper industry in Quebec.

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Day 3 - Ride VIA Rail and Quebec Sugar Shack After breakfast, Canadaʼs VIA Rail service takes you to Quebec City. The only walled city in North America, Quebecʼs Grande-Allee is alive with many quaint shops and sidewalk cafes. On your

the Perron family has been making its distinguished cheeses since 1886. Back at Ermitage Saint-Bouchette, take time to visit the heritage buildings and museum, view the works of art or stroll the famous Kapatakan Trail.

Day 1 - Depart Colorado Spring in Ogallala, Nebraska for lunch replicated block of the old west. trail, where Texas cowboys drov Pacific Railroad. Overnight in Li


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From the Publisher’s Desk

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From the Editor’s Desk

It’s time for some fun

all the outdoor activities available s we head into March I am looking forward to warmer to us all in the spring and days and hopefully spring. summer. By the time June rolls Yesterday I was working in the around the plants should start back yard and I noticed some finding their way into our bright green new grass sprouting gardens, the sprinkler systems out from under some yard debris should be getting turned on again, that I was trying to throw away. the barbeque grills will be on fire, Seeing green grass popping up the grass will be getting trimmed makes me think that the daffodils Bruce Schlabaugh and we should all be getting out and crocus flowers are not far in the sunshine with hiking, LIfe After 50 Publisher behind. I usually think of St. fishing, golfing and every other Patrick’s Day as the unofficial kickoff to activity that seniors enjoy. spring. By then Coloradoans have had their We also try to feature Colorado vacation fill of cabin fever and are preparing to get getaways every month, I hope you enjoy outdoors again and have some fun. them. I think all the rancor caused by the Speaking of fun, we are in the planning political debates should be pretty much over stages of our senior trade show. Life After 50 by then. presents Fifty Fest. It is scheduled for I am sure we will all be happy for all the Thursday, May 14 and we have an ad for the peace before the two presidential candidates show in this month’s paper. This show is all begin slugging it out later this summer and in about having fun. We are planning for music the fall. I am sure all our camper people, and entertainment, free gifts and prize either tent types or vehicle types, are eager to drawings. hit the road. One of the prizes is a Caribbean cruise All of our Phoenix snowbirds should be for two. We are planning to have a wide heading back to town. The same goes for our variety of vendors and some free food neighbors from Texas trying to escape the tastings. I will update you in the April edition heat and humidity. about Fifty Fest. We look forward to seeing As you can see I am excited for my you there. favorite Colorado lifestyle to return. Let’s get In addition to Fifty Fest, I am thinking of out to the mountains and have a blast.

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Worn out from winter

So, last year I eaders of Life After 50 have discovered a cozy read it in this alternative that column many times. relaxes me – wearThose who know me ing warmup pants. have heard it countless times. My Unless I have to wife is really tired of meet with people for hearing me say it. Life After 50 But, I despise business, I like to winter time. stay tucked away in Anthony Welch I know we live Life After 50 Editor our cozy office in Colorado, and it’s a given. And I know wearing warmup that, until my wife lets us move pants and sweatshirts. Plus, I to Florida, I’m stuck with it. stay warm. This winter just seems to be Other things that help to worse than it has been in the cheer me up during this icy and past four or five years. Perhaps annoying time of year are it was because I was spoiled grabbing some Mexican food when we had somewhat of a with my son Jaxson and heading drought during those winters to an arcade or bowling alley. with minimal snow. I thrive on the sun. I bask Enjoying lunch with my wife on with joy in the glorious heat our day off and heading to our when the weather’s warm. Cold favorite store to browse – Wiland gloomy sends my soul into lowstone –also puts me in a a dark cave. I know that’s better mood. dramatic, but that’s how it feels Let me know how you feel at times. about winter time. If it gets you I have found ways to cope with winter. While I’d love to be down, tell me how you cope. Thank you for reading Life wearing shorts every day, the After 50. cold is just too much to handle.

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tain high energy levels. It is found in beer, cheese, beans, and fish. If you’re experiencing fatigue or joint pain it may be a sign that your phosphorus levels are too low. Over time, low phosphorus levels decrease the body’s absorption of Vitamin D and Calcium, leading to softer, weaker bones and teeth. Working in tandem with phosphorus, your body also needs calcium to help with proper absorption and rebuilding bones. Did you know that our bodies cannot produce their own calcium? Calcium is essential to many different body functions, and if we don’t get enough in our diet our bodies remove calcium from our bones to compensate. Over time, this

greatly weakens our bones. Osteoporosis is the medical terminology for weak and softening bones. For your teeth, this may mean more brittle teeth, broken teeth, or tooth

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No generation gap at new market We recognize we’re more than just a place to get groceries. We’re about bringing people together, so we’re excited about the tertiary benefits. — Aubrey Day

ence, but that hasn’t been the focus of their careers, until now. Day, the mother of a toddler, grew up in Colorado Springs. Her background has involved food systems and health-related work throughout the community, including the YMCA and currently El Paso County Health. “Aubrey is much more adept at technology, social media that type of thing,” Poore said. “She’s more creative in an artistic sense. I consider myself creative in a problem-solving sense. I think that combination is really special. We both share a passion for providing people with excellent service.” Poore’s background includes teaching and leadership roles in several area nonprofit organizations. For the last seven years she was at Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado; first as chief development office and more recently as chief operating officer. “You don’t move 25 million pounds of food without some logistical and tactical skills. I definitely bring that to the table,” she said. Along with groceries, the 2,000-square foot A mutual friend who knew about their shared interest in opening a neighborhood grocery store introduced market also will sell fresh locally-grown flowers, Aubrey Day, left, and Stacy Poore to one another. prepared foods and will include an 800-square foot the store. “And that’s a low estimate. We’re in a By Robin Intemann liquor store featuring wines by local winemakers pretty visible spot.” and spirits by local distillers. The building’s exterior Day added, “For a lot of people it won’t be out read & Butter Neighborhood Market is as much will include a mural by area artist Laura DePasquale about making connections as it is groceries. of the way.” She likens the concept to the corner Consider owners Aubrey Day and Stacy Poore. markets in larger cities. “A lot of it is about adopting and other work by Concrete Couch. The project’s initial steps began about three At first glance the partnership might seem a lifestyle, so it may take some time for people to years ago. They asked a lot of questions of a lot of unlikely. By her own admission, Poore said she’s get used to it.” old enough to be Day’s mother. “She’s 30-someBoth Day and Poore have some retail experiSee STORE, page 5 thing,” Poore said, “and, well, I’m … not. We see this as a real positive.” Their business relationship has developed into a friendship that transcends age differences. It’s based on bringing people together through Bread & Butter, slated to open in early June at 602 S. Nevada Ave. “We’re both big believers that community happens around food,” Poore said. A mutual friend who knew about their shared interest in opening a neighborhood grocery store introduced them to one another. “So our friend connected us and we decided it would be a much better venture if we could do this together,” Poore added. The idea for a market near downtown is nothing new. Efforts in the past proved unsuccessful. However, Poore said, “The timing hasn’t always been as bright as it is today” for such a venture. More people are choosing to live downtown. The market is also in close proximity to the Mill Street and Hillside neighborhoods. It doesn’t hurt, she said, that an estimated 20,000 cars that travel daily between work and home on South Nevada passed

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Courtesy photos

Above, Stacy Poore and Aubrey Day give a small audience information about the planned market at an open house. Below, community members take a look at plans for the market, which is set to open in June.

STORE/from page 4 different people, Poore said, by hosting a lot of living room focus groups and reaching out to a lot of people in the community. “It’s very freeing not to have to know everything. I’m a lot closer to that 60-year-end than the 35-year-old end.” Again, Day and Poore see this as an advantage. “Stacy may have a little different perspective on things only

because she has more work and life experience.” Poore added, “We don’t both have to do everything. I don’t have to know how to do everything, so I’m not intimidated by Aubrey’s generation or her age.” In addition to the two owners, who will serve as managers, plans are to hire as many as 10 employees. Day

and Poore agree they envision customers and employees representing multiple generations. “The convenience factor is important, but we also want to get to know our customers,” Day said. “We recognize we’re more than just a place to get groceries. We’re about bringing people together, so we’re excited about the tertiary benefits.”

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Five ways to experience wild west in Leadville

Situated less than two hours from Denver at 10,152 feet, Leadville is North America’s highest-elevation city.

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tand on a stage where Oscar Wilde performed, explore a frontier synagogue, tour silver magnate Horace Tabor’s haunts and learn about his scandalous affair — there are many ways to immerse yourself in Colorado’s Western history in Leadville. Situated less than two hours from Denver at 10,152 feet, Leadville is North America’s highest-elevation city. It became one of the state’s most influential boomtowns in the 1870s when silver was found nearby. Today, it boasts 70 square city blocks of preserved Victorian buildings. Now it’s easier than ever to experience Leadville’s historysteeped attractions with the Passport to Leadville History, which includes one visit to eight museums from mid-May through Labor Day. Plus, passport holders receive 10 percent off stays Sunday through Wednesday nights at the historic and reportedly haunted Delaware Hotel — making it easy and affordable to spend a day or week peeking into the past. Here are just a few things you can experience with the Passport to Leadville History.

1. DIG INTO THE CITY’S MINERAL-RICH PAST.

Leadville offers several turn-of-the-century structures, including the Dexter Cabin is a surprisingly plush 1879 log cabin built by mining investor and businessman James V. Dexterbers.

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum should be the first stop on your Wild West tour. The museum tells the stories of the men and women who pioneered the mining industry. Life-size cave and mine replicas, interactive exhibits, and spectacular mineral specimens highlight how mining shaped today’s lifestyles. Next, visit the Leadville Heritage Museum to see Victorian furniture, mining equipment and a scale replica of the famous Leadville Ice Palace — the world’s largest — built in 1896 with

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LEADVILLE/from page 6 90-foot ice towers and life-size sculptures. You’ll also find artifacts from the famed 10th Mountain Division, whose brave soldiers trained at Camp Hale near Leadville and were deployed to Italy near the end of World War II. The museum’s architecture is also significant. It’s housed in the city’s first library, famously funded by steel mogul and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

2. GET TO KNOW SOME OF COLORADO’S MOST COLORFUL CHARACTERS: HORACE AND BABY DOE TABOR.

Immerse yourself in the rags-toriches-to-rags tale of the Tabor family. Horace Tabor bought several silver mines that struck it rich, including Leadville’s Matchless Mine. He then began a secret love affair with the much-younger and recently divorced Elizabeth “Baby Doe” McCourt. He ultimately left his wife Augusta for Baby Doe, and the affluent pair sent wedding invitations fashioned from solid silver and lived lavishly until the silver market crashed in 1893. Start your journey at the Tabor Home, where Horace and Augusta Tabor lived before the affair, to see some of the couple’s original furnishings. (Augusta, known as “Leadville’s First Lady,” was quite business savvy and ironically died a millionaire more than a decade after the divorce.) Then, tour the Matchless Mine and Baby Doe’s Cabin, where Baby Doe spent her final days penniless after Horace’s death and where her body was notoriously found frozen in 1935. Finally, check out the Tabor Opera House, which Horace built in a record 100 days in 1879 with part of his fortune. Tour the Victorian gem and be sure to grab tickets to see a show or concert.

3. ADMIRE SOME OF THE WEST’S MOST EXQUISITE VICTORIAN STRUCTURES. When silver was discovered in Leadville, nearly 30,000 people from near and far flocked to town — and about 300 of its first inhabitants were Jewish. Temple Israel, built in 1884, served as an active synagogue until about 1912. Explore the fully restored building, which houses a collection of rare artifacts that interpret pioneer Jewish life and what it was like to live in a mining enclave in the late 1800s. To see an example of the

Above, check out the Tabor Opera House, which Horace built in a record 100 days in 1879 with part of his fortune. Below, the Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours take visitors across Twin Lakes — two picturesque glacial lakes near Leadville and the town of Twin Lakes — on a narrated boat excursion to a ghost resort.

on Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours. These scenic tours take visitors across Twin Lakes — two picturesque glacial lakes near Leadville and the town of Twin Lakes — on a narrated boat excursion to a ghost resort. Interlaken Resort, once a popular stop in the 1880s for travelers en route to Aspen and Leadville, is now being restored and is open for exploration. Roam the buildings only reachable by foot or boat, including another of James Dexter’s cabins, where the wealthy made their summer escape. whimsical architecture of the 1880s, visit the House with the Eye, known for its unique stained-glass window. It’s rumored that the window’s all-seeing eye was installed to put a curse on the nearby State Street red-light district. The home is full of curious artifacts like a Prohibition-era whiskey still, a shoe that belonged to Baby Doe Tabor, used hangman’s nooses and an 1890 horse-drawn hearse. Leadville offers several other turn-of-the-century structures featuring stunning period furnishings and artifacts. Healy House is a lavish 1878 Greek Revival mansion built by local mining engineer August R. Meyer for his wife and the Dexter Cabin is a surprisingly plush 1879 log cabin built by mining investor and businessman James V. Dexter.

4. RIDE THE RAILS. Take a 2.5-hour ride on the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad through the still-wild San Isabel National Forest to a time when mining and railroading dominated Leadville’s economy. There, you can take in some of Colorado’s most iconic natural landscapes. You’ll depart from the historic 1896 Colorado & Southern Depot and follow one of the first rail routes to Colorado’s mining district in the silver rush days. Passport holders receive 10 percent off ticket prices.

5. TAKE A SCENIC BOAT TOUR TO AN ABANDONED LUXURY LAKE RESORT. The Passport to Leadville History will also get you a 10 percent discount

WHERE TO GET YOUR PASSPORT TO LEADVILLE HISTORY The passes are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and $10 for children ages 6–12. In addition to the convenience of only having to purchase one ticket instead of eight, you can visit the museums throughout the summer season and transfer the passport to others. Get your pass at the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin, Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum or Tabor Opera House. This article originally appeared on Colorado.com. Visit the site to learn more about things to see and do around Colorado.


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Pikes Peak senior softball alive, well in Colorado Springs For Life After 50

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he population of Colorado Springs and El Paso County continues to steadily grow. Demographics indicate that as the baby boomer generation continues to retire, a number of these retirees will do so in Colorado. Estimates are that El Paso county will experience more growth in senior population than any other county in the next 20 years. We believe that a number of the retirees will be looking for something to do to stay active and we believe senior softball will fill the bill for some of you. Colorado Springs has had senior softball leagues for a number of years starting with an over 50 league that started play at Memorial Park. A number of years later a 60s league was started at 4 Diamonds off Nevada Avenue which no longer exists, and two years ago a 70s league was added because those involved got tired of traveling to Denver and farther north to participate in a Wednesday league up and down the front range. Recently, those who were on the various boards with each league came together to discuss what we should do going forward. A seven-person board is now working the issues to bring all three leagues under one umbrella so everyone is on the same page with registration fees, playing rules, awards, etc. The new organization is called Pikes Peak Region Senior Softball Association (PPRSSA) and the board will be the governing body for everyone wishing to play senior softball. The senior softball league will commence play in 2020 the last week in April and the season will run for 18 to 20 weeks through the end of September with weeks off for holidays and a mid season break.

The Rocky Mountain Patriots recently returned home as champions of the 70 AAA division that was played during the week of Jan. 14 at Bullhead City, Ariz. During championship bracket play, the Patriots were successful in winning against the Southern California Warriors and also Top Gun out of California. The Patriots are now invited to play in the TOC (Tournament of Champions) that will take place in Florida during Feb 2021.

The over 50 league, includes women over 40, will play on Monday nights at Skyview Park. The over 60s, includes women over 50, will also play at Skyview on Friday mornings and the over 70 seniors, includes women over 60, will play Monday mornings at Cottonwood Park. All play dates will be two games or doubleheaders. Depending on your age, one can play in as many leagues as you wish paying a registration fee for each league desired. As an example, one over 70 can play in all three leagues and we have a few people who do just that. We have a number of 70s people playing in the 70 and 60 leagues. The PPRSSA has a new website that is still being populated with additional information for the upcoming season.

If one is interested in participating in one or more of these leagues or just curious about it, feel free to visit the website at www.pikespeakregionseniorsoftball.org and see if this is some-

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Fitness After 50

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Movin’ through the winter blues

y the time this article Move it or lose it goes to print, we will You can’t buy that feel the first bite of fall. If kind of determination, but you’re anything like me, I’ll try to give you a piece huddling under an electric of it for free. And here it blanket on a cold day is: I strongly suggest that seems tempting. Winter you make plans to keep hits me really hard, moving this winter. The therefore I can relate to importance of movement those who retreat into full cannot be overstated. hibernation mode. Don’t take my word for it. One of my new clients Dr. James Levine M.D. By Vicki Morgan is a 69 year-old CrossFit Ph.D. is the director of athlete (she started Obesity Solutions at CrossFit at age 62). When Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He’ll tell you the freeze hits she revamps her that excess sitting is now linked with training, preferring to stay in her nice warm home to work out. Unfortunate- 35 diseases and conditions, including ly, this year, a recent knee replacement obesity, hypertension, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease and has taken some of the wind out of her depression. Governments from sails. Australia, Canada and the United She anticipated having a tough Kingdom have made official time staying motivated, so she asked statements identifying sedentary life me for an online program to help her as a “catastrophe”. stay on track. She has taken two Author Sam Wang at Princeton crucial steps to beating the Winter University said it best. “Exercise is Blues. strongly associated with a reduced risk • One: Accepting the fact that she of dementia late in life. People who may not be able to stay motivated on exercise regularly in middle age are her own . only one-third as likely to get • Two: Admitting that she will Alzheimer’s disease in their 70s as probably need help

those who did not exercise. Even people who begin exercising in their 60s have their risk reduced by half.” Art Kramer and his associates at the Beckman Institute found that physical activity was linked to white brain matter integrity and improved cognitive function. Low-impact, aerobic exercise can significantly improve joint symptoms and health. “Our bodies are built for movement, and movement helps joints stay healthy,” says Eric Matteson,

M.D., chair of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “There is no question that movement is important, not only to improve symptoms but lessen the impact of arthritis.” Whether it’s the preservation of vessel elasticity or improved vascularization overall, staying active builds you up. Sedentary life breaks you down. So if you don’t want to freeze up, get up and start moving.

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FITNESS/from page 10 Simple movements for winter hibernators

Planning to hibernate? Me too. Let’s make a commitment to take these simple exercise ideas and formulate a workout plan at home. Please refer to the warning at the end of this article before starting any exercise program. Please get professional instruction on proper form and programming before attempting any of these exercises. • Dynamic Stretching – Calf Muscles, Achilles Tendons, Back, Arms, Shoulders, Ribs, Chest, Hip Flexors and Quads – Move gently during the stretches • High Marches and Bodyweight Squats or Chair Sit/Stands 10 reps x 3 • Push Ups 10 reps x 3 (On wall, on knees or on toes … depending on your fitness level) • Small Abdominal Crunches 10 x 3 (chin and eyes to the ceiling) • Planks (front and side) Start with 20 seconds and increase … 3 times, as tolerated • Burpees on floor, Mountain Climbers on Wall or Bicycle Pumps in Bed (depending on your fitness level) 10 x 3 • Dance, Dance, Dance! Dance for 10-30 minutes to your favorite tunes. Move only at your comfort level … dancing will make you sore FAST! • Static Stretching - Calf Muscles, Achilles Tendons, Back, Arms, Shoulders, Ribs, Chest, Hip Flexors and Quads – Hold the stretches for 20-30 seconds per each. If you’re one of those lucky few who has no problem staying motivated, then I commend you. For the rest of us, motivation does not come from outside inspiration. You must develop a habit by action … an action that you’d rather not engage in.

Working out at home does not come naturally, so don’t beat yourself up if you hate it. It’s okay to hate it. You don’t have to like it. But exercise is medicine. Take your medicine, enjoy the feeling of accomplishment afterwards, and relish in the endorphin rush. You’ll be amazed at what a little oxygen can do for your body and mind. Vicki Morgan CPT ACTION is a Senior Strength

& Fitness Instructor at Flex Gym and Fitness. You can reach her at 719-445-8566 or visit seniorstrength.pro. Remember to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. If you experience pain or difficulty, stop and consult your healthcare provider. This article is not meant to take the place of any treatment or activity your physician has deemed necessary.

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ear Gabby Gayle: The article signed by Happy Girl about doing nothing in retirement struck home with me. After I fully retired in June 2019 I would get all kinds of advice from people on what I should be doing in retirement. When I told them “I’m doing absolutely nothing and loving it,” they would say, “You just can’t do nothing.” My pat answer was this: “This is my retirement and I’ve never been happier!” Everyone is By Gayle wired a bit Lagman-Creswick differently. It’s nice not having to answer a 5 a.m. alarm or be expected to be at a place at a certain time. I knew for years this is the kind of retirement I wanted. Signed, BH Dear BH: You are right, of course, thank you for reminding me, “To each his own.” Sometimes I forget that. GG Dear Gabby Gayle: I read your headline in the January issue and read the letter from LOST, along with your advice to her. I have another suggestion: St. Augustine said, “Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in thee.” Translation: Do some of God’s work and you will find purpose and happiness. What does that mean? Find a charitable cause that uses your talents and try it out. There are literally thousands of charities that would love to have help ... And unlike work, you can choose which hours you volunteer. There are three sources of joy you get from charity work...enjoyable people to work with, recipients who are usually grateful, and you will feel a joyful self-satisfaction from helping those in need ... I have always felt that I got more joy out of helping people than the recipients of my effort. I guarantee you can find purpose, peace, and joy. Signed, Joyful in Retirement Dear Joyful: Thank you for a very thoughtful letter. I too enjoy volunteering and I see that it has carried over to my children, which is most gratifying! GG Dear Gabby Gayle: Your recent columns where you were discussing how to get off the healthcare merry go round made me stop and think. I don’t think most of us really think about that. We just go merrily along and go to the doctor when something is wrong

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GAYLE/from page 12 and let them tell us what to do. Then we end up in the last lap of life spending hundreds of thousands of Medicare money on treatment we did not want in the first place. Thank you for making me think about what I really want this home stretch to be like! Signed MBW Dear MBW: Thank you for writing. I recently read “I’ll Have it my Way” by Hattie Bryant (Taking Control of End-of-Life Decisions). I highly recommend it. GG Dear Gabby Gayle: My friend and I recently discovered your column and we like it, but we understand you have been doing this for years. Have you ever thought of writing a book using your best columns? We would like to catch up! Signed, B and G Dear B and G: As a matter of fact one of my publishers has suggested that to me, and I have begun work on it. I will let you know when and if it publishes! Thank you for reading! GG Dear Gabby Gayle: What advice would you give to a guy who wants a partner for intimacy only, without a relationship? Signed, W

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If you are unhappy with your current state of being in retirement, we have offered an abundance of advice. Dear W: I would say as some would know: It would be like eating dry toast for me. And I do not like dry toast. Although I guarantee there are those who like dry toast. GG Dear Readers: I received many letters regarding volunteering. I also received several letters from those who say, “We are happy just doing nothing, leave us alone.” If you are happy and satisfied with what you are doing, I have no advice. If you are unhappy with your current state of being in retirement, we have offered an abundance of advice. Onward and upward! GG If you have a question for Gabby Gayle, Please send to lagmancreswick@gmail.com.

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hen you think of “prime time,” you may think of the prime time of your life, prime time TV, prime time of the day; or it may mean that you spend prime time with family or friends or prime time with the Lord. Maximizing that time, according to Webster, means, “to increase to a maximum,” “to make the most of,” to find maximum value of.” No matter which definition you like the best, or what your “prime time” is, it will probably be necessary to make some changes in your life in order to maximize your “prime time.” Change is not always a bad or difficult thing. Look at change as an opportunity to maximize or to find maximum value in your prime time. Understand that change comes about in each of us from the inside out…not the other way around. Change is not a passive word but an active word. It

involves choices and a good attitude and knowing that you cannot do it alone. It takes faith to allow the Lord to come in and make the necessary changes on the inside of you. Someone has said that faith is like a silver tea set – “it cannot stay bright unless it is used and polished daily”. It is only when you seek the Lord and rely on your faith that you can continually let your faith shine and affect others around you. In having your faith tested through trials that come about when you make changes, you should “consider it pure joy because the testing of your faith will develop perseverance” (James 1:2). When we walk in faith, there is nothing to fear because perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). How are you using your faith to step into your “Prime Time?” Learn to step out in faith, love and joy and accept the things that the Lord wants to change in you to maximize your own “Prime Time.”

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On This Day ... Members of the National Woman’s Party Parked Outside the Colorado Springs Headquarters at 222 N. Tejon Street, 1916. Lillian Kerr at the wheel, Susan H. B. Gray to her right, back seat: Myrtle W. Morrison, Mina F. Hise to her right. In 1893, Colorado became the first state to ratify women’s suffrage. However, women continued to fight for this right under federal law. Members of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) of Colorado Springs organized and travelled across the country to support the cause. In 1916, the NWP party lobbied to vote against Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic candidates. Following Wilson’s victory in the presidential election, NWP members travelled to Washington DC to continue to protest for the vote by picketing at the White House. The 19th Amendment was ratified by all 36 States by 1920. Members of the NWP continued to advocate for equal rights for women. At the 1923 Equal Rights Conference, held in Colorado Springs, Lillian Kerr co-authored the Equal Rights Amendment which would give all women of the country equal rights and privileges with men under the law. Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, cspm.org

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Forgiveness or not - peace of mind

ast month I listed • Taking responsibilsome of the reasons ity for making the we do and don’t forgive. In decision to forgive or not, this column we’ll explore not just blindly doing how to choose when faced what others suggest. with betrayal. • Believing our decision is right for us, Maybe the biggest after weighing everything thing that determines forgiving or not is whether By Nancy Norman we know about it. • Accepting the the decision brings us consequences for our peace of mind. Something we can live with. Something that allows us to live decision. So let’s take one of the most our lives in the present rather than the painful things that can happen in a past, and plan for the future with close relationship: our mate deceives gusto. Something that focuses on our us, has an affair. Some close friends dreams and hopes, rather than the advise us to get out and don’t look trials we’ve endured. back. Others urge us to stay and It would be easy to equate “peace of mind” with doing the right thing--if reconcile. With much anguish, we finally decide to forgive him or her. there were universal agreement on Does this bring peace of mind? Let’s what is right and wrong. But what I test it by the three guidelines above. want is a decision that feels like I’ve We know it’s our decision to made up my mind. Eventually a make, no matter what advice we get feeling of resolve. And that kind of from others. And after we think about decision is likely based on at least every possible circumstance around three things:

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for more complex modifications a contractor give you an estimate of cost for modifications. Once you know the cost to modify your home in order to live safely and comfortably you may want to ask me to determine the fair market value of your home. This will show you the profit you have accumulated since you purchased the home. Then you can weigh whether you want to modify your home; or, sell and purchase a home with the senior living necessities already installed. In today’s Colorado Springs Area market if you have owned and maintained your home for quite a while, it will sell for a nice profit. Danny Ours Broker Associate 719-257-1058 or email: dannyours@ coloradospringshomes.expert

Maybe the biggest thing that determines forgiving or not is whether the decision brings us peace of mind. our mate’s infidelity, we decide it’s right to forgive. Now we live with the consequences. And what does that look like? We learn that forgiveness doesn’t make the pain disappear. We live with it, we deal with it. It can take a lifetime. Eventually we want to know in our hearts that we’ll be OK. We understand that none of us is above hurting someone, and if we risk loving, we’ll get hurt. Eventually we feel some peace that we’ve been able to forgive. Or we decide to not forgive this betrayal. We hope that in not forgiving, we can prevent feeling like

a fool for trusting. We might have to live with being angry and devastated and feeling like a victim, but that keeps us from risking being hurt again. If we can keep it from remaining an open sore, we can live with not forgiving. Whichever decision we make, the decision to forgive or not is a way of going on with life. And each situation just has to be lived through in order to decide which is best. Whichever decision makes it possible to love again; to not be bitter; to trust again; to focus on ourselves and our own goals, not the transgression; to know the imperfections of human beings and love anyway--that’s the one I want to choose. Nancy Norman is a licensed clinical social worker, musician with The Storys music and former “Intimacy” columnist for The Wichita Eagle. Email her at jmediaate@aol.com.

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ew locally owned bars/restaurants stay in business for more than a couple of decades. Their customers age and don’t go out as much, or gentrification changes the neighborhood, or the owners move on to other pursuits. That’s why Thunder & Buttons is such a treasure to those who despite their silver hair still enjoy an unpretentious, comfortable and reasonably priced night on the town. T & B’s first opened in 1978 at 2415 W. Colorado Avenue in the heart of the Old Colorado City national historic district, and is still there 42 years later. Despite fire, floods, economic downturns and a changing neighborhood, it has not only survived but thrived. On a recent chilly Wednesday evening, four of us met there for drinks & dinner. Street parking was easy and available, and there’s free parking in a lot just south of the building. Entering, we were struck by the ease, warmth and conviviality of the space. Roomy booths, an old-fashioned bar and informal high-top tables welcome customers. We grabbed a booth across from the bar and settled in, part of a diverse and somewhat older crowd. Thanks to extended Happy Hour every Wednesday, house wines were half price (three bucks!) and eminently drinkable. Our server was

garlic bread.” It was spectacular – perfectly cooked with meltingly soft scallops. At $16, it was only $3 more than the restaurant’s signature (and equally delicious) O’Byrne Burger, a cheeseburger made from locally sourced all-natural beef. And what about that name? In 1888, Old Colorado City resident John “Prairie Dog” O’Byrne bought two young elk that had been auctioned at the Denver stockyards, named them Thunder & Buttons and “broke them to drive single or double.” Contemporary photos (a couple are displayed in the restaurant) show O’Byrne driving his high-spirited quick and attentive, and the kitchen was happy to team though Colorado Springs and Denver, where make menu changes to accommodate special dietary they spooked horses and infuriated the “society needs. people” in both cities. The menu itself is a remarkIn his 1922 autobiography, able hybrid of old-fashioned bar O’Byrne remembered the unruly Thunder & Buttons fare (burgers, fries, quesadillas, Colorado City of the 1890’s. chili, and buttermilk-fried “It made no difference what 2415 W. Colorado Ave. chicken), semi-fine dining (grilled time of day or night you came to 719-447-9888 salmon, steak & scampi and beef Old Town,” O’Byrne recalled. Monday-Sunday medallion) and extraordinary daily “The excitement and amusement specials. were continuous.” 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. We chose the shrimp & O’Byrne would certainly be scallop special, “with asparagus pleased to know that he and his elk tips, cherry heirloom tomatoes, roasted cipollini are still a lively presence in a much-loved local onions & baby spinach in a champagne cream sauce, establishment and that Old Town is once again toped with Parmesan and fresh herbs, served with “right in full bloom.”

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Westside Community Center invites seniors to enjoy new lounge For Life After 50 The Westside Community Center’s Senior Lounge was the dream of the Salvador Foundation to provide a space for seniors to socialize and build community. In partnership with the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St., the Salvador Foundation worked to revitalize the space with a fresh look, to include furniture that was selected with seniors in mind. Throughout the day seniors stop by to enjoy coffee, tea and a selection of other beverages, enjoy the company of others and create friendships. The lounge provides puzzles, crossword, word search, access to a computer with internet and coloring books that are geared to keeping the mind sharp and active. The Senior Lounge has been operational since September 2019 and continues to grow and build a thriving community for the seniors of the Westside. Conveniently located near our senior exercise classes and Connections Café senior lunch room. The lounge is free for all seniors. It is open 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Colorado-funded projects bring hope for Alzheimer’s prevention, cure Alzheimer’s Association Committed to the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association funded six innovative research projects in 2019, investing a total of $2 million in research projects over the past two years. The most recent projects are creative approaches to earlier detection of the disease.

Tracking digital biomarkers

This project, led by Dr. Honghuang Lin of Boston University, utilizes digital technology to better detect the earliest changes that may be indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals taking the standard Alzheimer’s “clock drawing test” use a digital pen that captures data on the person’s movements, hesitations and other indicators, which then can be compared to data from more than 4,000 other study participants. Researchers will use advanced computer science algorithms (“machine learning”) to predict the cognitive health of individuals taking the test.

The Colorado Chapter’s funds will be matched by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Rainwater Charitable Foundation for the Tau Pipeline Enabling Program (T-PEP). Stress impact on black African Americans

The second study, led by Dr. Antoine Trammell of Emory University in Atlanta, focuses on black African American participants with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who take the drug Aldactone. Aldactone is typically used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure, both of which are risk factors that make black African Americans twice as likely as Caucasians to develop Alzheimer’s. The study will explore whether the medication will be associated with lower rates of cognitive decline and preserve cognitive performance. These studies will be funded for the next two years, at which time the results will be evaluated to determine if the research warrants enhanced

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The Colorado Chapter’s funds will be matched by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Rainwater Charitable Foundation for the Tau Pipeline Enabling Program (T-PEP). The goal of the research is to explore the many neurodegenerative disorders associated with the abnormal build-up and or spreading of tau protein, and to accelerate the discovery of potential new therapies for tauopathies. “The funding of these projects is exciting for two reasons,” said Amelia Schafer, executive director of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “First, is the enormous potential that each of these projects represent. These are new avenues of research that offer great promise.” The local Alzheimer’s research funding is unique, Schafer said, because the Colorado Chapter is one of only a handful of Alzheimer’s Association chapters around the country that is directly funding original research with locally-raised funds. “The substantial investment we have made in leading-edge research in the past two years has the potential to make a very real difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” said Tom O’Donnell, chairman of the Colorado Chapter board.” Research projects funded by the Colorado Chapter earlier in 2019 include: Gender differences in Alzheimer’s and gut bacteria. People with higher levels of beta-amyloid in their brain (a hallmark of Alzheimer’s) tend to have higher levels of bacteria in their gut that cause harmful inflammation. Studies suggest that men and women have different bacteria in their gut, and women account for nearly

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Free showings of guardianship fraud documentary slated in March Life After 50 “The Guardians,” a documentary by Billie Mintz, describes the journey of about a dozen victims of fraudulent guardianships from 2013-2017 in Las Vegas, Nev. The movie highlights the pattern and practice of estate trafficking within the predatory legal community to financially exploit the vulnerable through the dysfunction of these courts, according to the website guardiansdocumentary.com. Two free showings of the film, along with a panel session, are schedule for 3 p.m. March 13 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. and 3:30 p.m. March 15 at Central United Methodist Church, 4373 Galley Road. The film is presented by Rick Black, director of the Center for Estate Administration Reform (CEAR). Advocate Julie Park will host the showings, and directors of CEAR Terri Black and Athena Roe, along with radio host and found of Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards Luanne Fleming will be panelists. No judge, attorney, or guardian

would ever admit exploitation was being fostered by the court’s allies as 1,000s were targeted over 30 years, the website says. In an unfolding saga that reaches to the top level of government, a growing number of Las Vegas victims come together to seek justice, restitution and freedom. Through their fight, the film exposes the scope of the systemic abuse of some of the most vulnerable members of our society. For more information on the showings, call 719-323-7440. Also, visit cearjustice.org and guardiansdocumentary.com.

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RECIPES/from page 20 3/4 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 c diced cooked ham, cooked breakfast sausage or Canadian-style bacon 2 green onions, sliced 4 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 c milk 1/8 t salt 1/8 t black pepper 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped Heat oven to 350 F. Coat 2-quart, square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange hash browns evenly in bottom of dish. Sprinkle cheese, ham and green onions over hash browns. In bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper and jalapenos. Pour egg mixture over hash brown mixture in dish. Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Tuesday, March 10, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Woodland Park Public Library Driving Refresher Course for drivers 50+ who want to improve their driving skills and avoid traffic violations. AARP members $15. (Non-members $20) Registration required. Sign up at the Circulation Desk.

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Thursday, March 19, 3 p.m. Florissant Public Library Meet four unsung Colorado heroes whose lives exemplify the role that women across the American West played in championing cultural opportunity for all.

Introductory Yoga

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Florissant Public Library In this 90-minute class, instructor Renee Rudolph, will teach you what yoga is, where it came from and guide you through a typical yoga sequence.

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Monday, March 23, 11:30 a.m. Florissant Public Library “5 Ingredients or Less.” Bring a prepared dish to share and the recipe that inspired the dish. Everyone can sample an assortment of dishes.

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Pikes Peak Library District Human Library

A library of human beings, the Human Library is a collection of people from all walks of life. Individuals serve as human “books” and participants can “read” the book by engaging in a conversation with the book on loan, hearing their story and asking questions. PPLD’s Human Library will feature 10-15 books available for “checkout.” Readers will have the opportunity to have a 20 minute conversation with their book selections. • Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. Penrose Library (KCH Hall), 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Gail Murphy: Colorado’s Rosie the Riveter

Historian and author Gail Beaton developed the character of Gail Murphy to help to portray women’s war work and the home front during World War II. Learn about Gail, Rosie, women’s contributions to the Second World War effort. This presentation is followed by a question and answer session. • Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m. Manitou Springs Heritage Center – 517 Manitou Ave.

Celtic Steps

Join one Colorado’s premier Irish dance troupes for a performance of traditional Irish step and Ceili dance. The performance will be followed by a St. Patrick’s Day craft. • Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Ensemble Performance

Enjoy a chamber music performance provided by talented students in the Colorado Youth Symphony! Groups of four to eight musicians, encompassing several string quartets, woodwind quintets and brass quintets. • Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library • Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m. - Library 21c

Medicare 101

Presented by PPACG Area Agency on Aging staff, this two-hour presentation covers the basics of Medicare A, B, D and all other insurance options. Please call 719-389-8968 or visit ppld.org to register. • Thursday, March 19, 5:30 p.m. Library 21c

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Strange rumors like baby alligators in sewers and murderers on Lover’s Lane; conspiracy theories involving grassy knolls. Come and hear about some of the most outrageous urban legends – some you may know and some you may hear for the first time! Please call 719-389-8968 or visit ppld.org to register. • Monday, March 30, 10 a.m. Sand Creek Library

Yarn-Tastic!

Bring your own needlework project, share ideas, and learn new skills. • Fridays, March 6 and 20, 1 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! • Wednesday, Feb. 4 and 18, 1:30 p.m. East Library, 5550 N. Union

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Happenings Broadway Musical. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, this glorious musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March, at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Cir. Thurs-Sat 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sat matinee. For tickets ($15-$20) call 719-345-2787.

Feb. 29: Come Meet Pastor Keith Moore. He is the new senior pastor at Peyton Community Church and you’re invited to meet him from 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee and cookies will be served. The church is at 13697 Manitou St. in Peyton. March 1-29: Sunday Bingo! Sundays at 5:30 p.m. the Colorado Springs Chapter of Disabled American Veterans hosts Bingo as a fundraiser to help aid local veterans, at DAV 26 Knob Hill, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Each Bingo packet is $7. (719) 591-8787.

March 5: Radio Oldies Jam Sing-along. Larry Goodin will lead songs from the 60s to 80s, 7 p.m. at Westside Community Center (Cottage A), 1628 W. Bijou St. To download the Radio Oldies Jam songbook go to blackroseacoustic. org/jams.

March 1: MacLaren Matinee Musicale. An afternoon of chamber music by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel will be performed 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. It is free and open to the public.

String wizard and performer extraordinaire Willy Porter will honor us with a 7:30 p.m. performance on March 6 at Friends House Concerts in Upper Skyway (call 719.373.8879 for directions). For tickets ($30-$50) email: tickets@rockymountainhighway.org.

March 3: “One Drop of Love” is an interactive, multimedia one-woman show that questions the changing racial categories on the U.S. census, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado College campus. Free to the public.

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March 4: “A Yes for Humanity: One Step Closer to Nuclear Disarmament.” Dominican sisters, Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte, will speak at the UCCS Kraemer Library, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., as part of a national campaign for nuclear disarmament, 2:30 p.m. March 4: Wine, Women & Chocolate. Join Pikes Peak Women in honoring powerful women of Colorado Springs and the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 25 W. Kiowa St. Tickets $10 at the door. March 4: “Interrupted: Chamber Works by Composers Who Perished in the Holocaust.” 7:30 p.m. at Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre, Colorado College. Free to

March 4, 11 & 18: “Lenten Organ Meditations” – Free noon-time concerts of inspiring, contemplative music by Bach on one of the finest organs in the Western U.S., at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave.

craft beer sampling tour of Manitou Springs! March brings the luck of the Irish to our samplings and ales! 3-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 39, 634 Manitou Ave. RSVP ($39) : 719-425-9770 or springsbeertours. com March 5-7: Little Women: The

March 6: Open House at Lifting Spirits, an adult and senior day care center in a home-like Tri-Lakes setting 4:30-7 p.m., 755 Hwy 105 in Palmer Lake. Learn the importance of respite care. Lifting Spirits provides care for your loved one to that you can go to work, take care of personal business or simply relax. The open house will offer information, gifts and refreshments. March 6: Moms Demand Action

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March 4, 11, 18 & 25: The Joke Goes On Comedy Open Mic. All comedians welcome from road worn veterans to outlandish characters, at Gold Camp Brewing Co., 1007 S. Tejon St. at 9 p.m. Every week a comic will be chosen and offered a guest spot in the final Wed showcase! March 5&13: Water-Wise Gardening. Learn all about smart plant selection to save water this summer. On the 5th at 5 p.m. and the 13th at 10 a.m. Free but you must sign up: 719-481-2954. Classes are held at 166 -2nd St. in Monument. March 5-28 Thursdays & Saturdays: Laughing Leprechaun Beer Tour. Enjoy a walking history and

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Happenings 775 W. Bijou St, brunch begins 9 a.m. and then speakers: author Lisa Mae Brunson, media expert Dr. Taylor Nygaard, counselor Amanda Metcalfe and UC scholar Dr. Roseanna Bakari. General admission $35. (719) 337-3871.

for Gun Sense in America. Join these Moms 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Advocacy Day at the State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver. To carpool, email: ACTNOW232@ gmail.com March 6: Taste of the Grape – Sample over 50 wines, brews or spirits, along with appetizers at Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., 7-10 p.m. It’s a Ute Pass Kiwanis event that will help the children of Teller County. For tickets ($35+) go to Banana Belt Liquors, 300 US-24, Woodland Park. March 6: Colorado College Tigers Hockey team will play rivals University of Denver Pioneers 7:30 p.m. at Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Tickets ($18) at box office or at tickets-center.com March 6, 13, 20 & 27: Veterans’ Expressive Writing Workshops. Veterans, spouses, family and military-affiliated are invited to free workshops, 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Mt. Carmel Veterans Center, 530 Communication Cir. Writing may relieve the effects of trauma, PTSD db increases overall wellness. PPCC and Professor and Air Force veteran

March 7: Nicholas Payton Quartet. Originally from New Orleans, Grammy-winning trumpeter will bring great music to the Ent Center, 7 p.m. Call 719-255-3236 for tickets ($28.50+). 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Visit the Kreuser Gallery to see the new series of paintings by Shannon Dunn. The series, displayed March 6-26, is called “Fable.” Each painting tells a story of how something seemingly negative can result in an eventual positive outcome. The gallery at 125 E. Boulder St. is open Wed-Sat noon to 5 p.m. The artist will speak on March 19 at 5:30 p.m.

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March 7: Pearl’s Follies – it will be a night of entertainment 5-8:30 p.m. to benefit The Old Homestead House Museum in Cripple Creek, 353 Myers Ave. Come early to enjoy cocktails, appetizers and to bid on silent auction items. For tickets ($25) call 719-689-2485 or oldhomesteadhouse.com March 7-8: Motorcycle & Car Show & Swap Meet. Hot rods, cool bikes, tattoo competition, beer garden and live music, at Colorado Springs Events Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., 9-6 Sat and 10-5 Sun. Senior & Military with ID pay $11. March 7-28 Saturdays: Women’s

Voices, Women’s Lives. Downtown walking tours 10-11:15 a.m. Saturdays – along the way learn how the 19th Amendment paved the way for women to actively advocate for themselves, their families and their community. For ticket ($5) call 719-385-5990. March 8: Nelson Rangell Quartet. Denver’s own Nelson Rangell will be performing for Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing society’s Sunday Jazz Affair, 1-4 p.m. at Olympia Plaza, 975 S. Union Blvd. He is a renowned multi-instrumentalist on soprano, alto and tenor sax, as well as flute and piccolo. Reservations are not necessary, $20 at the door. Music, dancing, door prizes a cash bar plus a full buffet and dessert bar available for purchase. 719-685-9451. March 8: Taste of Pikes Peak. The biggest all-you-can-eat and drink event with more than 80 vendors will be held 11am-3pm at The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. General admission ($45). March 8: Black Jacket Symphony will recreate Pink Floyd’s “The Dark

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Happenings March 12: Woodshed Red. A locally favorite band that plays bluegrass, funk, blues and rock with high energy will be playing at Stargazers, 7 p.m., 10 S. Parkside Dr. Tickets ($12+) 719-476.2200.

Side of the Moon” in its entirety at the Pikes Peak Center, 8 p.m., 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($29.75+) call (719) 477-2122. March 10&17: Senior Living Options – On the 10th at 11 a.m. learn about Broadmoor Court (2045 Roanoke St), a faith-based assisted living, the services they offer and floor plans available. On the 17th at 11 a.m. learn about Medallion Retirement Community (Union & Bijou), what services they offer and floor plans available. Peyton Community Church, 13697 Manitou St. in Peyton. For information call 719-215-1333. March 11: “Escape to Margaritaville” – Welcome to Margaritaville where you go to get away from it all and stay to find the unexpected. It’s a musical comedy with the most-loved Jimmy Buffet classics, at Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place. For tickets ($52+) call 719-542-1100. March 11: The Story Project Special. Hear stories. Tell stories. It’s a personal live storytelling from local folks with no scripts, 7-9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 25 W. Kiowa. Free to the public. March 11: Gail Murphy, Colorado’s Rosie the Riveter. Portrayed by author and historian Gail Beaton, ‘Rosie’ will come alive to tell us about women’s war work and the home front during WWII, 7 p.m. at Manitou Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave. Free and open to the public. March 11: Woodland Park Mayoral and City Council Candidates. Come hear their bid for local offices, and to answer questions and address important topics of interest, 10 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. at Woodland Park City Council Chambers, 220 W. South Ave. March 11: Senior Smart Series Downsizing. Deciding to downsize

March 12: Gospel Jam & Singalong. Jerry White of the Black Forest Acoustic Society will lead it, 7 p.m. at Westside Community Center (Cottage B), 1628 W. Bijou St. To download the Gospel Jam songbook go to blackroseacoustic.org/jams

It will be the best St. Patty’s Day Bash when Grass It Up performs on March 13, and Front Range serves up slow-smoked corned beef and cabbage from 7:3010:30 p.m. 2 for 1 Select Beer and Wine poured from 4-6 p.m. The Irish festivities will happen at 2330 W. Colorado Ave. And remember that “Each petal on the Shamrock brings an Irish wish your way: Good Health, Good Luck and Happiness Each and Every Day!”

into a smaller home or into a senior living community? Gain tips on how to declutter, organize and transition from certified senior move manager Gina Caughey who will speak at 10 a.m. in Glen Eyrie’s Carriage House, 3820 N. 30th St. Sign up by calling 719-917-0400.

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March 11: “What Would Nancy Drew Do” in the Quest for Missing Family? Journey through online records, photos, maps, libraries, archives, cemeteries and newspapers. Bring your questions or search to 6 p.m. meeting of the Pikes Peak Genealogy Society, Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

March 12: Annual Flavor of Pueblo. $25 Advance ticket buys you into one of the greatest food-fests imaginable, starting 5 p.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. (719) 542-1100. March 12: An Evening with Robyn Hitchcock. One of England’s most enduring alternative rock singers will be at Lulu’s Downstairs, 107 Manitou Ave. Doors open at 7, she performs at 8. Tickets start at $25. March 13-15 & 20-22: “HAIR” Welcome to the Age of Aquarius and the American tribal love-rock musical

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Happenings You must ASK for your Discount, or use Coupon! Ace Hardware: Tuesdays 10% off regularly priced items  AMC Chapel Hills theater: $5 All Shows on Tuesdays  Arby's: 10% off food  ARC: Tues. & Saturday 50% off most items  Bargain Box Thrift: Shop 99¢ Racks!  Big Train Restaurant: Seniors 10% Off on Tuesdays  Burger King: 10% off  Bus-tang to Denver: $9 for Seniors/Disabled  Carmike 10: Seniors pay $4.50-$5/tkt  Carrabbas: 10% off  Cinemark Theaters: $5.75/tkt Tickets Tuesday; Senior Day Monday any show $6.75  Colorado Springs Philharmonic: $3 off ticket at Pikes Peak Center box office  COSTCO: Low Generic Rx Prices posted at Costco.com (not necessary to be a member)  Denver Art Museum: Free General Admission 1st Sat of month  Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off everyday or Mondays $7 Baker’s Dozen (13) Bagels  Fine Arts Museum: Free on 2nd Sat & 3rd Fri of month  Golden Corral: See Ad for Senior Specials!  Goodwill: Wed. 15% Off  Greyhound Bus: Ages 62+ get 5% off fares IHOP: 10% off  Jason’s Deli: 10% discount Joseph’s: Best Happy Hour 5-7 Mon-Sat.  Josh & John’s Ice Cream: 10% Senior Discount  Jun: Senior Sundays - 10% Off  Ken's Plumbing Heating & Cooling: 10% Off (clip coupon in ad)  Kimball’s Peak 3 Theater: Any show $7.50  Kohl’s: Everyday 15% Senior Discount  La Baguette: (Downtown) $1.20 coffee for seniors  McDonalds: Senior Coffee or Soda $.70  Omelette Parlor & O’Furry’s: Buy 1 entree, get 2nd half off (clip coupon)  Perkins: Discount 55+ Menu and Clip Coupons (see ad)  The Pantry: Clip CouponBuy 1 Meal, Get 1 Half Off!  Picture Show at Citadel Crossing: Seniors $4.50, Tuesdays $4  Pioneer Museum: Free Admission Tues-Sat 10-5  Pikes Peak Philharmonic: $2 off ticket  Ross Dress for Less: Tuesdays 10% Off  Santa's Workshop: Seniors 60+ Free Admission  Schlotzky’s: 10% Discount  Silver Key Friends Thrift Store: Wed. Seniors Save 15% (see ad)  Sisters' Thrift & Boutique: Every Day 10% Off Sonic Drive-In: 10% off  Wade’s Café: Every day seniors get 10% off  Walgreen’s: First Tues. of month 15-20% off for seniors & military  Wendy’s: Free beverage with any purchase

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episodes as victims and those exerting power over them collide. All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., Fri-Sat 7:30, Sundays at 3. Tickets ($15+) at Eventbrite.com

March 13-15 & 20-22: “God’s Favorite.” Neil Simon lets the jokes and tests of faith fly fast and furious in this hilarious comedy to be performed at First Company Theater, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Friday & Saturdays 7:30 with a Sunday matinee at 2:30. Seniors and military pay $12.

March 14: 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Walk. The Falcon Wanderers Walking Club invites you to take a hike, with trailhead at the Modern Woodmen of American building, 2924 N. Beacon St. Five and 10 kilometer routes that include Roswell, an old railroad stop, part of Rock Island railroad, Monument Valley paths and historic streets. Start at 8:30 a.m. and try to finish by 3. Free event. Call (719) 591-8193 for more info.

March 13: The Four Tops featuring Surface – Celebrating Motown’s 60th anniversary, the Four Tops will give a live performance with 10-piece horn section at Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place. A tribute to Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye is included in the show. Doors open at 7, show start 8 p.m. For tickets ($47+) call 719-542-1100. March 13-15, 20-22 & 27-29: “Puerto Rican Nocturne.” This true crime drama takes place in Puerto Rico, 1978 when a group of police officers ambush and murder two political activists at a radio tower. The story is told in a dreamlike

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March 14: Chicago Farmer and the Fieldnotes, who live at Western Jubilee Warehouse Theater, make great music like that of Hank Williams, John Prine and Arlo Guthrie. They’ll play at 7:30, 422 E. Cucharras St. RSVP ($25) to (719) 635-7776. March 15: “King Kong.” In the classic adventure that made her a star, Fay Wray plays the beautiful woman who conquers the savage heart of King Kong. See it 1 or 4 p.m. on the big screens of Regal Interquest, Cinemark Carefree or Tinseltown theaters. March 15: Colorado Springs Record Show. Collectors and all shoppers are welcome to the Masonic Center, 1130 Panorama Dr., 10-3 to buy, trade, sell, browse and shop for all types of records, cassettes and music memorabilia. Admission is $3; Early birds 9 a.m. pay $10. (719) 295-7200.

N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Military and Seniors pay $8. March 15: Colorado Farm and Art Market. An indoor winter market where you can shop for Mountain Pies, Azteca tamales, grass-fed beef and pork, cage-free eggs and local organic microgreens, at Cottonwood Center, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17: “Freedom in the Groove” is a night of jazz and contemporary classic music presented by US Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires Combo and Saxophone Quartet, 7 p.m. at Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Free to the public. March 17: Dancing With the Stars. TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter to Pikes Peak Center, 7:30 p.m., 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets ($47.20+) 719-477-2122. March 19: Swing Jam & SingAlong. Paul McCann of Black Rose Acoustic Society will lead the jam in the style of Django Reinhardt, 7 p.m. at Westside Community Center (Cottage Rm B), 1628 W. Bijou St. March 20: Spanish Harlem Orchestra – La Salsa Dura! The set the standard for Latin Jazz and New York style salsa with their energy, sound and musical precision. See them live at the Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $28.50. (719) 255-3232. March 20: Blessed by the Best Gospel Explosion with gospel music by award-winning Yolanda Adams and Marvin Sapp, 8 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets ($61.75+) 719-477-2122.

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Happenings intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host this festival of short films at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside from 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. Free and open to all.

maintaining our parks, 12-2 p.m. at The Margarita at Pine Creek, 7350 Pine Creek Rd. Program is free but you must buy your own lunch and drinks. RSVP to (719) 231-6265.

March 21&22: The Organ Music of J.S. Bach. Our chapter of the American Guild of Organists will play Bach’s preludes, fugues, toccata, and a sonata, Saturday at 7 p.m. and concertos by Bach on Sunday at 3 p.m.at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Both programs are open to all and free will offerings will be taken.

March 27 – April 11: “The Waverly Gallery” is a ‘memory play’ that will be performed by Funky Little Theater Company, 1367 Pecan St. Thurs-Sat 7:30 p.m., call 719-4259509 for tickets. Seniors, military/ vets, first responders and educators pay $15.

March 21: David Spade live! You’ve loved his comedy on Saturday Night Live, Just Shoot Me and Lights Out with David Spade. He’ll perform at the Pikes Peak Center one night only at 8 p.m. For tickets call 719-477-2100. March 21 and 28: Wilderness and Remote First Aid Class. An American Red Cross certification class. Learn first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas and situations that do not have emergency medical services. Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. To register ($150) call 719-520-6977. March 25: British Romantic Organ Music. Music by Stanford, Howells, Whitlock and others, 7:30 p.m. at Shove Main Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave on the Colorado College campus. Free to the public. March 26: Hootenanny Sing-Along. Chuck Stovall of the Black Rose Acoustic Society will lead the Hootenanny with folk songs of the 60’s. To lend your voice, be at Westside Community Center (Cottage Rm A), 1628 W. Bijou St. at 7 p.m. March 26-29: “Annie Get Your Gun” will be performed at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655

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March 28: “Some Like It Hot.” Two unemployed musicians (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) accidentally witness a mob murder and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians. See it for free at Rockrimmon Library, 1 p.m., 832 Village Center Dr. Snacks and beverages will be provided. March 30: Colorado Springs Affordable Housing – a presentation by the Affordable Housing Collaborative, at Colorado College Cornerstone Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave, in the Screening Room at 5:30 p.m. Free to the public. April 2: When Faith Catches Fire: An Evening with Sister Helen

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Helping elder parents keep their cats

By Melissa Shandley

Dear Ms. Kitty, My mom is 80 and she lives alone with her two cats. I live out of state and worry that she can’t care for them adequately, but I can only visit a few times a year. She doesn’t want to give them up as they give her lots of company. Do you have any suggestions? Concerned in Castle Rock Dear Concerned, I’m glad you understand that your mom gets valuable companionship from her cats. With age, illness or injury, the responsibilities of cat guardianship can become difficult. Cats are different from dogs, but they still need to be cared for physically and emotionally. It is important to assess the situation and look for solutions if there are problems. A home visit from a professional cat behaviorist or pet sitter, especially one who specializes in cats, could be very helpful. This advisor could help assess the condition of her cats and their environment. This visit could include recommendations for changes to the environment including products suggestions to make things easier for your mom. A follow up visit from your adviser can help install products and advise your mom. Multiple visits a week can be arranged to help older clients with various tasks so they can focus on enjoying their cats and avoid tasks that are challenging. These visits also provide valuable social contact, especially for people living alone. Supplies like food and litter can be ordered and shipped to her door. Smaller packaging can make it easier to handle these items. If your mom isn’t comfortable with online ordering, this is one area that you could help her arrange. It would also give you a good reason to check in routinely on her and the cats. Cleaning up after the cats might require changes in the litterbox set up or assistance. There are automatic litter boxes, litter scoops with extension handles, disposable litter box systems and other options that might allow your mom to manage this daily task herself. If this isn’t an

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option, then she needs someone to come in several times a week for assistance. Enrichment for cats is important for their health. Your mom can enjoy play sessions with the cats but may need help selecting the right type of toys. The cats may need other support and your advisor can help identify these needs and discuss solutions. Health care for the cats should not be overlooked. You might find a mobile vet that can come to her home to give the cats checkups or in case of an emergency. If the cats need medications or other special care that is difficult for your mom, your advisor or pet sitter can visit as needed to help with cat care and monitor the situation. Most pet sitters will also transport animals for vet visits. Establishing this arrangement with a professional advisor will help you anticipate your mom’s needs and give you peace of mind. Ideally, elder care and pet care can be combined to help keep people independent, safe and happy in their homes. Some pet sitters have healthcare backgrounds or have a skill set that is appropriate for monitoring the needs of senior clients and pets. It may take a bit of research, personal interviews and some background checks to find the right fit. Word of mouth, local shelters or local veterinary practices can provide firsthand reviews or resource lists for in-home pet care providers. If your mom lives in a community, there may be HOA contacts or similar places to ask for recommendations. Your mom’s cats are important to her quality of life, but as you are aware, it is also important to make sure they are safe and happy. It may take some creative problem-solving and teamwork to allow your mom and her cats to continue to enjoy their life together, but I think the many benefits are worth the effort.

We Want to Put Your Pet in Our Paper! Deadline for submissions Email a photo and a few paragraphs of your pre- is the 20th of each month. cious pet to anthony@ lafifty.com. Yo u r c a t , d o g , chicken, snake ... you name it, will be featured in our I Love My Pet section.

n March 13, 1942, the United States military began training dogs as service members. Known as the K9 Corps—or the War Dog Program, or Dogs For Defense program—our four-legged friends were drilled with the tasks of protecting soldiers in dangerous situations. Although canines have assisted humans in wartime since long before this date, this was the first time the training became official. Over 10,000 dogs were donated by families across the country for this program. Since then, March 13th has been recognized as K9 Veterans Day. It is a day to honor and commemorate all military dogs that have served and sacrificed for our country. Amongst these courageous canine warriors is Sergeant Stubby— most likely a bully breed—who served during WWI. Young Stubby was allegedly found wandering the campus of Yale University in 1917 while members of the 102nd Infantry were training there. Corporal James Conroy took a liking to the stray, and eventually smuggled Stubby aboard his ship to France. It’s been said that when Stubby was discovered by Conroy’s commanding officer, the dog “saluted” the officer (as he had been trained to do so), and Stubby was allowed to remain with the unit. Stubby lived in the trenches alongside his troops. He assisted his unit in locating wounded soldiers and warned them of artillery shells. Stubby would survive grenades and even a mustard gas attack that left him with injuries. However, the experience gave

him the ability to detect and alert his troops about incoming poisonous gas attacks. His capture of a German spy—by the seat of the pants, none the less—earned Stubby a nomination for the rank of Sergeant by the unit’s commander. Stubby’s medals were proudly displayed on the chamois coat he wore—which was made by the women of Chateau-Thierry, the village that was retaken by US troops. After the war, Stubby was, again, smuggled home by Conroy. Back in the States, Stubby became quite the celebrity—meeting several Presidents, appearing on a vaudeville stage and awarded lifetime memberships to both the American Legion and the YMCA. He lived to a fairly old age (possibly 9 or 10), and is ensconced in the Smithsonian Museum in “The Price of Freedom” display. In our daily newspapers and on the nightly news, we see the stories of the courageous canines serving alongside our men and women on the battlefield. We can’t help but feel a lump in our throats when we hear about the experiences shared—and the bonds forged — between man and dog under such unimaginable circumstances. On March 13th, we celebrate our canine military heroes—and we honor their legacy in our hearts.


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Laughing Matters and tell assignment. Each student was instructed to bring in an object that represented their religion to share with the class.The first student got up in front of the class and said, “My name is Benjamin. I’m Jewish and this is the Star of David.” The second student got up in front of the class and said, “My name is Mary. I’m Catholic and this is a rosary.” The third student got up in front of the class and said, “My name is Tommy. I am a Methodist. And this is a casserole.”

Violin trials Submitted by Ralph Bickel

Little Sammy was practicing his violin in the living room while his father was trying to read his newspaper in the den. The family dog was lying in front of the father, and as the screeching sounds of the youngster’s playing reached the pup’s ears, he began to howl. The father endured the violin and the dog as long as he could. Finally, he jumped up and slammed his paper to the floor and yelled, “For pity’s sake, can’t you play something the dog doesn’t know?”

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the phone. I had to call multiple times before he would even answer the phone.” The husband immediately drove downtown to confront the druggist and demand an apology. Before he could say more than a word or two, the druggist told him, “Now just a minute. Listen to my side of it. This morning the alarm failed to go off so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car just to realize that I had locked the house with both house and car keys inside and had to break a window to get my keys. Then I was driving a little too fast and I got a speeding ticket. Then when I was about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tire. “When I finally got to the store a bunch of people were waiting for me to open up. I opened the store and started waiting on these people, all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook. Then I had to break a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor. I had to get down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels and the phone was still ringing. When I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it. Half of them hit the floor and broke. Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up, and I finally got back to answer it. “It was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer. And believe me, Mister, as God is my witness, all I did was tell her.”

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A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, “How many women can a man marry?” “Sixteen,” the boy responded. His cousin was amazed. “How do you know that?” “It’s easy,” the little boy said. “All you have to do is add it up like the Bishop said: four better, four worse, four richer, four poorer.”

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Why did the lifeguards have to kick the elephants out of the pool? Because they kept dropping their trunks.

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FEDERAL JOBS APPLICATION. Applying for federal jobs is different than a civilian job search. Pikes Peak Workforce Center has training sessions 9 a.m. to noon on 3rd Thursday of each month, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. Register at ppwfc.org Veterans are entitled to priority of service.

ANDERSON HOME REPAIR & REMODEL. Expert handyman services, 40 yrs quality work, carpentry, doors, trim, drywall, power washing, decks, painting, staining and more. Senior Discount. 719331-4320.

to work 4-5 hours per week. Retail experience helpful. Must enjoy being around dogs.

USO VOLUNTEERS can make a big difference in the lives of active duty military, veterans, and their families. 3-4 Hr Shifts are available. Please contact Karla WrightGiles 524-1043. WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING & INDUSTRY seeks Volunteers to greet or lead tours of visitors, help in gift shop, assist curator or do clerical work. share your time and expertise with us! For information, call (719) 488-0880.

Dave’s Home Improvement

INVACARE ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR needs new batteries ($500); U-Step Walker with laser for Parkinson’s patients $500; Bariatric Vive bedside commode & over toilet commode - $50. (719) 4956151.

All Kinds Home Maintenance & Repairs 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE U.S. NAVY VETERAN

(719) 393-5851 MORE THAN A HANDYMAN. Home Maintenance, Repairs, Yard Work, Organize. 20% SENIOR DISCOUNT (62+). Call Mike - a Senior and Veteran. (719) 338-4279.

BETTER HOME CLEANING. Call us you’ll be glad you did. Husband and wife team. We do more and help you with everything you need. 20 Years experience. References. Please call us at 303-2507274 (Colorado Springs) CALL CATHY’S HOUSECLEANING. Weekly or one-time. My husband will clean gutters and do general home maintenance. 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.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

SAT. MORNING DELIVERY DRIVERS are needed by Project Angel Heart. We deliver free, nutritious meals to those living with life-threatening illness. To volunteer, please call (719) 323-0084.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

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.

An all-volunteer thrift store funding local animal rescue/welfare groups.

Apply at 3314 Austin Bluffs Pkwy or call 719-466-9797

HOME REPAIR & REMODELING

HOUSECLEANING

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RESIDENTIAL HOUSECLEANING. ALL supplies included. Affordable, fully insured, 20+ years experience with many references. (719) 477-0679 DON TURNER ROOF REPAIR or NEW ROOF Installation. Over 35 yrs experience repairing or replacing all types of roofing. Skylights installed or replaced. Call (719) 661-1593 for free estimate.

DRYWALL AND TILEWORK Repairs • Basement Finishes Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling

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(719) 232-7218 or 390-7779 GOODMAN HANDYMAN. QUALITY Work. ALL JOBS Considered. How can I help you? Call Chad Goodman (719) 244-2871. HANDYMAN SERVICES. ODD JOBS Plumbing, Carpentry, Fences, Decks, Doors, more. (Mowing or yardwork in spring and summer.) John (719) 471-7471.

Ken’s Plumbing Heating & Cooling - PLUMBING -

Water heaters replaced, leaky pipes fixed, toilets or faucets replaced, sprinklers repaired.

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MOBILE HOMES 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.

PERSONALS “TRUST IN THE LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS - restoring women who have been abused to the abundant life God intended. Always personal and confidential. Beryl Williams 719-649-9054. SINGLE 70+ RETIRED NAVAL OFFICER, Vietnam veteran, looking for single women (60+). Lots of sea stories to share, and more. Byron Ratcliff, 5770 Corinth Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80923. (719) 465-6531. TESSA SAFEHOUSE and counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Crisis Line (719) 633-3819 or 719633-1462.

PETS HAVE LOTS OF LOVE to give to a small dog, five to twelve months old, 719-3130102.

REAL ESTATE

TONY’S WINDOW CLEANING. $50 to Clean 10 Windows* and $2.50/each for more. Gutter cleaning, too. (719) 271-2199 (*exteriors)

HOUSING WANTED

Your Home, Your Way!

SENIOR MALE SEEKS HOUSING able bodied, non-drinker, no drugs, no pets. Smoker. Reliable, quiet. March or April 1st. (719) 338-4279 Mike.

I Help with your Real Estate Plans to Maximize Success & Minimize Stress.

Call Me for Discount Plans Offered!

SINGLE GENTLEMAN seeking a room to rent, month to month, will pay up to $450/ month. Please call 719-930-5644.

Nancy M. Fuller REALTOR®, SRES

719-337-9201

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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, looks and rides like new, 6 wheels, Jazzy Select 6, $1599. (719) 374-7145 or (719) 392-4409. GRAB BARS, HANDICAP RAMPS, Bathtub to Shower conversions. Other projects or installations to increase mobility and safety for the disabled and/or seniors. Quality work with lifetime guarantee. Call or text 719-244-2871.

Each office independently owned & operated

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“Working together to serve you better” • Helping more than 700 Seniors since 1988 • Colorado Springs natives • Call for a FREE Market Analysis/Consultation • My company specializes in relocations anywhere in the U.S.

We have up-to-date information on the Springs home market. Give us a call! (719) 338-8110 BRENT DEMOS

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SERVICES BEN’S LANDSCAPE, TREE REMOVAL. Also tree trimming and stump grinding. 24/7 Emergency Service. (719) 492-1671. DAILY LABOR: YARD CLEAN-UP / GARDENING / PAINTING / ALL THOSE THINGS YOU DON’T HAVE TIME FOR. $20 PER HOUR. (719) 310-5247 DAN THE CARPET MAN. EXCELLENT CARPET REPAIR, the wr inkles restretched, or carpet patches, 48 yrs experience, very reasonable prices, guaranteed satisfaction, (719) 822-8588

RV SPOT-FREE WASHING* Also, Mobile Homes or other Vehicles washed. We come to your location. Tony’s Window Washing - (719) 271-2199 (*exteriors).

(719) 661-7354

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WORKING FOR YOU JUDY TROUT EVE BLACKMON (719) 332-8811 (719) 231-4079 blue spruce real estate

(719) 633-6223

WISH YOU COULD RECORD personal memories and stories for family? Need help organizing family photos, letters and keepsakes? Want to preserve the history of your family heirlooms? Please call PATSY’S DAUGHTER at 719-502-0068. patsysdaughter.com

SERVICES

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SENIORS LOVE HELPERS that arrive at their door! If you can assist them by doing heavy lifting, cooking, hair care or offer companionship, place an ad in Life After 50. Readers are hunting for your services! Call (719) 418-2717.

= CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS = EXPIRED or NEW. TOP $ DOLLAR PAID. CALL (719) 749-1436.

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

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. 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. URGENTLY NEED: Ground beef in 5# or 10# tubes, pasta, and 3-6# cans of fruit for Marian House which provides 700 meals daily. All donations of non-perishable bulk foods are welcome. Drop off 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Sat at west side dock entrance, 14 W. Bijou St.

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.

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EXPERT CARPET REPAIRS 40 Yrs Experience. Repairs, Re-stretches, Seam Repair and Pet Damage Inlays. (719) 2291597 or (719) 473-5110. Free estimates and Senior discounts. 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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Clubs & Organizations 21st Century Toastmasters: 1 p.m. Fridays, 21C Library, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. 591-8045

Silicon Mtn Macintosh Users meet 2nd Mon. monthly, 6pm, Fire Stn, 1875 Dublin Blvd. www.smmug.org

ACLU defends civil rights and liberties. To join: (303) 777-5482.

Silver Sneakers -ages 65+ insured by AARP, Aetna, Blue Cross, Humana, Kaiser Perm. & United Healthcare. Free gym membership at YMCA /other gyms. Silversneakers. com.

Air Force Assn. Lance P. Sijan #125 “Force behind the Force” meets 4:30pm, 2nd Tues. of month at MTSI, 985 Space Center Dr.

Socrates Cafe: Tues. 1-3pm Mnmt Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

American Legion Post 5: 7 p.m. 3rd Thurs. monthly, 15 Platte Ave. 632-0960. American Legion Post 2008: 4th Thurs. monthly at Patriot Center, 11990 Swingline Rd., Falcon.

Sons of Confederate Veterans dinner meeting 5 p.m. on 3rd Tues monthly at Double Tree Hilton, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd. 368-7837.

Austin Bluffs Sertoma: 2nd & 4th Wed. 7:15 a.m. cafe breakfast, Valley Hi Golf, 610 Chelton Rd. 331-1212.

Tri-Lakes Lions Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way. Call 481-2272 for info.

Sons and Daughters of Italy: 6:30 p.m. 1st Tues. monthly, VFW Post 101, 702 S. Tejon St. 290-9586.

Austrian-American Enzian Club: 6pm on 2nd Tues monthly, VFW, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 380-1163.

monthly, free lectures, UCCS University Center Rm 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs. RSVP: 574-1449.

BINGO (Paralyzed Vets of America), every Tuesday 12:30 p.m., Bingo World, 272 S. Academy Blvd. 578-1441

DSC BINGO Thursdays starts 12:30, 3440 N. Carefree. 574-9002.

Black Forest AARP: noon, 2nd Wed. monthly. Potluck lunch , Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. 596-6787 Bridge Players: Duplicate played Mon-Sat. 901 N. 17th St. For times: 634-7250. Carnelian Coffee Book Club: 1pm first Sun. monthly, 2426 W. Colorado Ave. jpaisley@ppld.org Centennial Post 209: 2nd Sat. of month, breakfast 9 a.m., 3613 Jeannine Dr. 719-599-8624 Colo. Rockies Cribbage Club: Wed. 4:30 p.m., Elks Club, 3400 N. Nevada. Colorado Springs Breakfast Club for Singles 50+: First Sat. monthly, breakfast at Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola ($18 cash/chk). RSVP 719-260-0651 or tbc50plus.org Colo. Springs Chess Club meets 6pm Tues., Acacia Apartments, 104 E. Platte Ave., 459-9612. Colo. Springs Coin Club, 7pm 4th Tues. monthly, Police Dept, 955 W Moreno. 433-8417. Colo. Springs Numismatic Society, 2pm 2nd Sun. monthly, Police Dept 955 W. Moreno, 433-8417. Colo. Springs Scrabble Club, 3 games Mondays 6-9 p.m. at Jason’s Deli, 7455 N. Academy. 332-5141 Colo. Springs Stamp Club 7:30pm 1st Tues. monthly, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 598-2670. Colo. Springs Toastmasters Club, Mondays 6pm Old City Hall, Kiowa & Nevada Ave. 244-2465. Curiosity Unlimited 9:30am 2nd Fri

Downtown Toastmasters Club, Fridays 12pm, Old City Hall, 107 N. Nevada. 630-0783. El Paso County Dems Social, 2nd Thurs. monthly, 5:30 pm at 332 W. Bijou, at Spruce. 473-8713 Falcon Adult Group meets 1st Wed. monthly at High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Rd., Falcon. Falcon Senior Services meets every 2nd Wed. at 11 a.m., Patriot HS, 11990 Swingline Rd. 494-0353 Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1050 S. 21st. We honor those who serve veterans, fire fighters, police officers, EMT. Hall rental available. 632-1934. Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship breakfast, 8:30 a.m., 2nd Sat. monthly at IHOP, 6005 Constitution Ave. 229-3317. Gold Camp Victorian Society meets 2pm 4th Sun. monthly, Cripple Creek Heritage Center 689-0907. Healing Waters Fly Fishing for disabled active duty and veterans. For details: 719-309-4766. High Country Newcomers Women’s Club 3rd Mon. of month 10am, East Library, 5550 N. Union, 262-0361. International Dance Club: 7-10pm Sat., live bands! $10 cover, 2422 Busch Ave. 598-9774. Korean War Veterans: 3rd Sat. monthly Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada, 237-4461. Maxi’s Dance Party is every Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Eagles Club, 1050 S. 21st St. Music for ages 50+. $7 Cover. Food & drinks sold. 660-1358.

Overeaters Anonymous Mon 5:30pm & Tues 9am, Grace Lutheran Church, 1128 E. Boulder St. & Men’s OA, Fri. noon, Beth El Mennonite Church, 4625 Ranch Dr. 644-1337. Pathways to Peace meets 2nd Thurs/ month 4pm at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Ln. RSVP 355-1636. Pikes Peak Camera Club: 7pm 2nd Wed. monthly, Living Hope Church, 640 Manitou Blvd. 651-1534 Pikes Peak Computer App Society 9am 1st Sat. monthly, Springs Comm. Church, 7290 Lexington. ppcompas.apcug.org Pikes Peak Genealogical Society: 6pm 2nd Wed. monthly, Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills. 531-6333. Pikes Peak Neighbors women’s social: 2nd Wed. Lunch. For location & RSVP: 634-1476 Marva Pikes Peak Over the Hill Gang for active people who enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, golfing, etc. 576-0483 Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners, 6pm ($17) dinner & program, 2nd Mon. monthly, Masonic Hall, 1150 Panorama. RSVP: 473-0330.

Sons of Norway meets 2nd Wed. monthly, 7-9 p.m. at Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St., 351-3554. Stitch n Bitch Club – knitters meet Thurs 5 p.m., Coffee House, 330 N. Institute, 445-1157. Story Project - stories, comedy or drama on 2nd Fri. of month, 7:30pm, 514 El Paso, Manitou Springs. $5. Spiritual Study of Edgar Cayce 7pm Mondays, Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray, 634-2945. Sunday Bingo! Fundraiser to help aid local veterans, 5:30 p.m. at DAV-26 Knob Hill, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Packets $7each. 591-8787. Therapeutic Thurs Adult Coloring Contest, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Goat Patch Brewing, 2727 N. Cascade. Tri-Lakes Lions Club 5:30pm 1st Thurs. of month, the Country Club at Woodmoor, 18945 Pebble Beach Way, 481-2272. Triviality Trivia, Gold Camp Brewing, Wed. 7pm, 1007 S. Tejon. Ute Pass Kiwanis Club, Wed. 6:45 a.m. breakfast, Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 Hwy 24, (719) 660-9176.

Pikes Peak Woodturners, Bemis Art School, 818 Pelham Pl. 1st Fri. monthly, 5:30 p.m. 683-3350.

Vietnam Veterans of America: 9am last Sat. of month, Fire Stn, 3737 Airport & Acad., 650-1513

Rampart Range Blue Star Mothers (of children in the military), meets 2pm 1st Sun/month, Falcon Police Dept, 7850 Goddard (719) 301-9454.

Wellness at Cottonwood for holistic lifestyle: 1st Mon. 5:30 p.m., Cottonwood Ctr, 427 E. Colorado, 210-2065.

Rotary Club meets Friday Noon at The Antlers, 2 S. Cascade Ave.

Women’s Army Corps Veterans: 10am 4th Sat monthly, Sand Creek P.D. 4125 Center Park Dr. 660-3641.

Sacred Harp Singers, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6 p.m. Grace & St. Stephen’s Church, 631 N. Tejon. Senior Chats at Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Tuesdays at 10am Senior Circle Book Club, 2nd Thurs monthly 10:30am, Wdland Park Library, 218 E. Midland 687-9281

Women’s Club of Colo. Springs: 2nd Wed. monthly, 2 p.m. at CC Slocum Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre. Write Drunk; Edit Sober - improv writing: 2nd Wed. at Bar K, 124 E. Costilla, 6:30 p.m. 244-6220. PLEASE CALL 719-418-2717 or text 719-460-8314 with any updates to our clubs and organization listings.


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LUNCH MENU March 2020

Silver Key Connections Cafe’ sites This program serves nutritious meals in a social group setting to eligible diners. You

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Vege- Burger w/ Lettuce, Tomato & Onion Corn Coleslaw Banana

Questions? Call Silver Key offices at 719-884-2304. CENTRAL Colorado Springs Senior Center 719-9553400 1514 N. Hancock Ave. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:15 weekdays Holiday Village 719-475-2915 3405 Sinton Road Serving Times: 11:45-12:30 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 (residents only) 719-884-2304 516 E. Kiowa St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays NORTH Mountain Comm. Mennonite Church 643 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake 884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays SOUTH Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr. 719-520-6470 Serving Lunch 11:45-12:45 weekdays Pikes Peak Towers (residents only) 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 Villa San Jose (residents only) 719-632-7444 1810 S. Corona Ave. 80905 Lunch 11:30-11:45 Tues, Thurs & Fri. Villa Santa Maria (residents only) 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

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Milk is provided with every meal.

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Connections Café meals are partially funded by the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging.

Home Delivered Meals Menu | March 2020 Registered clients can order meals at www.silverkey.org/home-delivered-meals-order-form/ Please keep this menu for reference.

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Chicken Carbonara Broccoli Green Bean Salad Spiced Peaches Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast Green Beans Sweet Potatoes Pineapple Tidbits High Fiber Cookie

Vege- Burger w/ Lettuce, Tomato & Onion Corn Coleslaw Banana

12 11 Egg Salad on Whole Wheat Bread Swiss Steak Tomato Basil Soup Mashed Potatoes Tossed Vegetable Peas Salad w/ Red Wine Coleslaw Vinaigrette Banana Orange

13 Baked Parmesan Encrusted Salmon Roasted Sweet Potatoes Broccoli Roll Strawberries

14 Sandy’s Chicken Chile Tortilla Broccoli w/ Cheese Carrot Raisin Salad Diced Pears

16 17 Chicken Taco Salad Corned Beef w/ sour Cream, Sal- Cabbage, Carrots & sa and Avocado Potatoes Corn Chowder Rye Bread Orange Pear Sugar Cookie

18 Chicken Parmesan Pasta Cauliflower Tossed Salad w/ Red Wine Dressing Diced Pears WW Roll

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20 Breaded Fish Sandwich w/ Lettuce & Tomato Corn Cole Slaw Spiced Peaches

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22 Sweet & Sour Meatballs Broccoli Jasmine Rice Tossed salad w/ dressing Pear

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26 Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta Caesar Salad Peas Strawberries

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30 Beef Fajita w/ Peppers Onions, Cheese, Sour Cream & Salsa Tortillas Spanish Rice SW Black Beans Strawberries

8 Beef Tips Penne Pasta Brussel Sprouts 3 Bean Salad Applesauce 15 Beef Pot Pie w/ Buttermilk Biscuit Lima Beans Salad w/ Red Wine Vinaigrette Apple

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Cauliflower Tossed Salad w/ Red Wine Dressing Diced Pears WW Roll

South Western Chicken Peas & Carrots 3 Bean Salad WW Roll Orange

Goulash Green Beans Salad w/ Dressing WW Bread Apple

Pulled Pork Sandwich Corn Seasoned Pinto Beans Apple Sauce

24 Chicken Piccata Pasta Winter Blend Vegetables Peaches High Fiber Cookie 31 Chicken Marsala Roasted Red Potato Brussel Sprouts Green Bean Salad Apple

Beef Stew Lima Beans Whole Wheat Roll Pineapple Orange Compote

Beef Stir Fry Peas Brown Rice Asian Cabbage Salad Apple

Seasoned Cod/ Potato Medley Maple Glazed Carrots Banana Roll

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast Green Beans Sweet Potatoes Pineapple Tidbits High Fiber Cookie

Pulled Pork Sandwich Corn Seasoned Pinto Beans Apple Sauce Milk is provided with every meal

Menu substitutions may occur without notice. Clients are advised to keep a 3-day supply of non-perishable foods and bottled water in the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that may cause a temporary suspension of service.


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Newcomers’ Orientation: Thurs, Mar 5, 1-2:30 Free Bagpipes & Cocoa on the Patio: Fri, Mar 6, 1:30-2:15 $3 Movie Special-The Hunt for Red October: Wed, Mar 11, 3-5:30 $1 Tim Murphy’s Variety Show: Fri, Mar 13, 1:30-2:30 $1 St. Patrick’s Day Special: Tues, Mar 17, 1:30-3 $3 Coffee with a Cop-Women on the Front Line: Tues, Mar 24, 1:30-2:30 Free Name that Tune & Trivia: Fri, Mar 27, 1:30-3:30 $3 Tunes on Tuesday—Cliff Dwellers:

We offer several exercise and dance classes: Yoga: Beginner, Gentle Flow and Chair Silver Sneakers: Open Gym, Stability, Classic, Circuit Stretch It Cardio Drumming TaijiFit: Combines traditional Tai Chi & modern Western fitness. Zumba Jazz Dance Fitness Dance Classes: Line Dancing, Fox Trot, Jitterbug Nia: Fusion of martial arts, dance, and healing art.

Cybersecurity for Seniors: Tues, Mar 3, 3:30-4:30 Free Conversational German: Wed, Mar 4-April 1, 1-2:30 $30 Selling Your Home in Today’s Market: Tues, Mar 10, 1:30-3 Free How to Harvest Equity from Your Home: Wed, Mar 11, 9:30-11 Free Maximize The Value of Your Home: Wed, Mar 11, 1-2:30 Free Boston: The Making of an IrishAmerican City: Thurs, Mar 12, 1-3 $5 The Truth About Transitions: Wed, Mar 18, 10-11:30 Free Zero Based Budgeting: Thurs, Mar 19, 10-11:30 Free The Power of the Color Green: Tues, Mar 24-31, 10-11:30 $12 Buying After 50?: Wed, Mar 25, 12:30 Free Do You Fondue? Au frommage of course!: Wed, Mar 25, 3-4:30 $15

Plus Personal Training and Massage Therapy

Experts in Arthritis: Mon, Mar 2, 1-2:30 Put Your Best Foot (Bone) Forward: Thurs, Mar 12, 10-11 Breath & Be: Thurs, Mar 12, 10-11 Bone Builders & Bone breakers: Mon, Mar 16, 10:30-11:30 Nurse Chats: Auto Immune Diseases: Wed, Mar 25, 9-10 Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s: Mon, Mar, 10-11

We appreciate your $1.00 donation . Every dollar helps offset the cost of these classes.

Thursday Dances: 1:30-3 Ping Pong Fridays:1:30-2:30 Movie Fridays: 1-3 AARP Driver Safety Class: Wed, Feb 5 or 19, 1-5 Private Music Lessons: Tuesdays, by appointment only Silver Key Connections Café: Lunch, Mon-Fri, 11:15-12:15 No

Handling & Mixing Watercolor Paintings: Mon, Mar 2-30, 9:30-11:30 $47 Understanding & Painting the Watercolor Process: Mon, Mar 2-30,1-3 $47 Gemstone Faceting: Tues, Mar 3-April 14,1-3:30 $47 Watercolor Greeting Cards: Tues, Mar 331, 9:30-11:30 $47 Drawing Like the Masters: Tues, Mar 3April 7, 1-3 $53 Impressionism to Abstraction: Tues, Mar 3-April 7, 1-3 $53 Japanese Paper Crafts: Tues/Thurs, Mar 3 -19, 10-11 $20 Watercolor Flowers and Seasonal Plants: Wed, Mar 4-April 8, 1-3 $53 Plein Air: Thurs, Mar 5-April 9, 9:30-11:30 $53 Beginners Delight-Watercolor: Fri, Mar 6 -April 10, 9:30-11:30 $53 Pyrography: Mon, Mar 9-30, 9-11:30 $60 Quilt Block Magic: Tues, Mar 17-31, 1-3 $33 Painting with Oils & Acrylics: Tues, Mar 17-April 7, 9-11:30 $47

reservation necessary

Colorado Creative Co-op: Find Senior Center patron’s art work for sale in Old Colorado City! 2513 1, 2 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Androids-Phones & Tablets: Wed, Mar 11, 9:30-11:30 $20 1 on 1 Technology Help: Fri, Mar 20, 3-4:30 $10 Computer Basics: Fri, Mar 20, 1011 $10

UCCS Theatreworks-The Illiad: Thurs, Mar 12, 4:45-10 $65 Arvada Center-Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express: Wed, Mar 18, 19-5 $55 The Molly Brown House Museum: Fri, Mar 20 9:15-4 $45 Walmart Distribution Center Tour: Thurs, Mar 26, 8:30-3:45 $45

Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive - 600-2644 Fvscenter.org 719-600-2644 – Senior Center 719-600-2643 – Transportation Yearly Membership: Single - $20 per year Couple - $30 per year MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Daily Drop In - Time for breakfast, socialization, lunch, activities, events and entertainment- 8am4pm 8:30–11 a.m. Breakfast Corner Free Coffee & Tea - Donuts 50¢ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Kittie Paster Thrift Shoppe Open 11:45 a.m. - Nutritious Meals provided by the Connections Cafe Nutrition Program Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $2.25 1-3:30 p.m. - Cards & Games - Pinochle, Dominoes, Hand & Foot - free. MONDAY 9-10 a.m. - Zumba Gold 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Modern “Low Mobility” Interpretive

Dance 1 p.m. – Pinochle Tournament (1st Monday of the Month) 2:30-3:30 p.m. - Yoga for Seniors TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. -noon and 12:30–3 p.m. - Porcelain Class 10:45 a.m. - Blood Pressure Check: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 1–2:30 p.m. - Line Dancing Class: 1–2:30 p.m., cost $2 WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - AARP Driver Safety Class 2nd Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $15/$20 8:30–11:30 a.m. - Oil Painting: Cost: $25 4-week course, supplies not included 9:30- 11 a.m. - Quilting Class 9:30–11 a.m. - T’ai Chi Class: Cost: $2 1 p.m. - Macular Degeneration Support Group: 2nd Wednesday of the month 1 p.m. - Movie: 2nd Wednesday

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Legal Assistance: 2nd Wednesday (Free) By Appointment Only 2:30-4 p.m. - Harmonizers Singing Group Practice – 2:30-4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - Dinner on the Town: 4th Wednesday THURSDAY Woodcarving – 8 a.m. –noon, Cost: $2 per class 10-11:30 a.m. - Rubber Stamp class – Cost: $2 per class 11 a.m.-noon - Birthday Social - Fourth Thursday A Very Special Thank You goes to the Security Lions Club for providing Cake for this monthly event and various musicians for providing the entertainment

1 p.m. BINGO every Thursday. 12:30 Birthday Raffle 4th Thursday 2:30 Zumba Basics

FRIDAY

9-10 a.m. - Yoga for Seniors: 10–11 a.m. - Chi Kung Class, Cost: $1 a class 10 a.m. - Basic Technology Class/Support Free* 10:30 a.m.-noon - Wii Games Free* 12:30-3:45 p.m. - Canasta Class Free* 12:30 p.m. - Line Dancing Cost: $2 12:30-2:30 p.m. - Happy Hour and Ice Cream Social Every Third Friday Various musicians providing entertainment

SATURDAY

GAME DAY: 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. - 1st Saturday of Every Month. Potluck and $3 donation CRIPPLE CREEK: 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Currently 3rd Saturday of each month – Saturday may change) Donations to the Center to continue programming are always appreciated. Thank you.

Hillside Community Center 925 S. Institute - 385-7900 Games at Hillside - TuesdayThursday, 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

planning for retirement, shopping or looking for an affordable senior apartment, the decision making process is the same. Suggestions are batted around based on businesses that come to mind. So how you get your brand to pole vault into your customer’s subconscious?

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, Wednesday, Thursday 12-12:30 p.m. Meal served at The Mountain Community 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.

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.

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. SilverSneakers Classic - Mondays, 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 contacting Andrea Wells 618-616-8701 or Wellsa@ vnacolorado.org. 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: www.woodlandparkseniors.com Weekly Activities: Quilting, Knitting, Bridge, Fitness Classes, Arthritis Class, Bingo, Tai Chi, Card Making, Arts and Crafts, Billards, 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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