Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Colorado Springs Recreation Center Grand Opening

Colorado Springs Swim School to Open the
Colorado Springs Recreation Center
Grand Opening Set for September 18, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Colorado Springs Swim School (CSSS) is pleased to announce their Grand Opening of the Colorado Springs Recreation Center (formerly the Aquatic and Fitness Center) on Saturday, September 18. In advance of the Grand Opening, an Open House will be held on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 between the hours of 10:00am-1:00pm and 5:30-7:30pm. The Recreation Center is ideally located in beautiful Memorial Park at 280 S. Union Blvd.

The Recreation Center is one of three City facilities CSSS saved from closure due to City budget cuts. As part of an agreement with the City of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Swim School also took over management of Wilson Ranch Pool and Portal Pool, which were also scheduled to be closed due to City budget cuts.

With a warm water pool ideal for hosting Learn-to-Swim lessons, aquatic fitness programs and aqua therapy, to a 10,000 square foot dry-land fitness area geared towards total body fitness, the Recreation Center will meet the needs of young and old alike.

“We’ve had a wonderful summer with the two outdoor facilities and now with summer coming to an end it’s time to shift the focus indoors,” stated CSSS owner Tina Dessart. “We are extremely excited to open the Recreation Center for the community to enjoy programming and services geared towards overall health and wellness.”

Open to the public for both daily entry and memberships, users of the Recreation Center will find many of the activities taking place at the facility geared towards developing independent exercise routines, with monthly health and wellness themes, and clinics ranging from fitness and nutrition to diabetes and sun safety.

About the Colorado Springs Swim School
The Colorado Springs Swim School is the City’s leading Learn-to-Swim School. Established in 1992, CSSS has taught thousands of individuals how to swim and better enjoy all things aquatics, and is responsible for providing the residents of Colorado Springs with the only outdoor public aquatic facilities. CSSS is devoted to “Enriching Lives through Aquatic Programming and Instruction.”


Blue Book and Ballot Initiative Town Hall, Security, Colorado

Saturday Oct 2, 2010
9am to 10:30am
Security Fire Dept, 400 Security Blvd

2010 Ballot Initiatives
Amendment 60- Property Taxes
Amendment 61 - Limits on Government Spending
Amendment 62 Person Term
Amendment 63 Health Care
Amendment P - Gaming
Amendment Q - State Seat
Amendment R - Real Property
Proposition 101 Fees
Initiative 92 - Pretrial Services

Blue books will be available

State Rep Marsha Looper
Senator Keith King
County Commissioner Dennis Hisey
Ftn Dist 8 Superintendent Cheryl Serrano

For more info Contact Mary Ellen at 351-9930

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fountain Valley 5k For the Fallen, September 4th

The 2d annual 5k For the Fallen takes place in Fountain, CO on September 4th, 2010.
For more information and to register online visit Active.com

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ray's Auction - Grand Re-Opening

Ray's Auction (formerly known as B.U.R.G. Auction) will be holding its first auction at its new location

Thursday September 2, 2010

2854 Janitell Rd
, Colorado Springs, CO

Auctions will be held every Thursday at 6pm

Consignments accepted Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat

Call 527-0533 for more information

Friday, August 27, 2010

4th Annual Great Pumpkin Run at Venetucci Farm - 5k, 10k and fun run

The 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Run at Venetucci Farm takes place October 2nd at 8:30 a.m.

Pikes Peak Community Foundation will host the fun event with a 5K and 10K race at Venetucci Farm (near the intersection of Hwy 85 and Main Street in Security) plus a Little Pumpkin Fun Run. Registration is now open, race is limited to 600 runners. Find out More or Register on-line NOW! Sponsored by Colorado Springs Utilities and Runner's Roost.

Online Registration Form:

For more information visit: http://www.ppcf.org/2010-Pumpkin-Run

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Author Fest 2010 set for October 1st and 2d in Manitou Springs

The 5th Annual Author Fest of the Rockies is a signature event of the Friends of the Manitou Springs Public Library

Author Fest is a statewide literary conference for readers, writers, editors, illustrators, poets-anyone interested in the written and spoken word.

WHEN: Friday, October 1, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Historic Cliff House at Pikes Peak
306 Canon Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-300

For additional information on speakers, presenters and events leading up to Author Fest, and to sign up for the conference, visit: authorfestoftherockies.org.

13th Annual SAFE Conference at First Presbyterian Church, September 30th

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO --The Colorado Springs Senior Resource Council will be hosting the 13th annual SAFE Conference (Safe Aging for Everyone) at First Presbyterian Church located at 219 E. Bijou St. The free community event will take place Thursday, September 30th from 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch is provided.

The annual SAFE Conference is a FREE day-long workshop designed to educate seniors and those interested in seniors about maintaining independence and safety. FREE parking will be available in the First Presbyterian parking lot on the corner of Weber and Bijou. A FREE lunch will be provided for the conference participants.

The conference Master of Ceremonies will be Jon Karroll, News Channel 13 and the Keynote Speaker is national speaker, CJay Smith. There will be breakout sessions on Financial Safety, Home Safety, Travel Safety, and Medical and Health Safety. Free credit reports.

Space is limited, so please call 719-884-6188 and register for this special event.

What : Senior Resource Council’s 13th Annual SAFE Conference

Where : First Presbyterian Church

219 E. Bijou St.

When : Thursday, September 30th

8 a.m. – 3p.m.

Sponsors :

ElderWatch, Kaiser Permanente, ResCare Home Care and American Medical Response (AMR)

The Senior Resource Council is a nonprofit organization made up of individuals and organizations that provide services to and advocate for seniors in the Colorado Springs area. They have proudly been serving this community since 1988 with dedicated professionals committed to building community on behalf of older adults.
Visit them online at www.srccos.org.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Southside Johnny's Garage Sale

Sell it at Southside Johnny's first annual parking lot GARAGE SALE!!!
Clean out your basement and make enough to pay off your tab at Johnny's,
McCabe's or Coffee Exchange!
Sunday August 22nd at 9:00AM - 4pm

Southside Johnny's
528 S. Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SET offers free child vaccination clinics

Safety Net Clinic: SET Family Medical Clinics offers FREE Children’s Immunizations

Colorado Springs, CO—SET Family Medical Clinics (SET), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides basic medical
services and holistic health programs to uninsured, under-insured, homeless and low income people without discrimination,
announces that they continue to offer free immunizations for children. The generous funding from The Colorado Trust makes it
possible for SET to offer 8 immunization clinics a year.

In 2009 SET became a part of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, which is a federally funded program that provides
vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. SET’s immunization clinic is
for children ages 4 – 18 that are uninsured, Medicaid eligible, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
SET will offer free children’s immunizations on August 19th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at SET Family Medical Clinics located at 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Building 29. The immunizations are by appointment only. Call 719-776-8850 to make an appointment.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must have the child’s immunization records.
“SET Family Medical Clinics Immunization Clinic is very important to the Colorado Springs’ community as it works to decrease
preventable illness through the use of vaccines”, emphasizes Zelna Joseph, SET Family Medical Clinics, President and CEO.
SET Family Medical Clinics will provide assistance in enrolling children in the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) which is a low-cost
health insurance program for Colorado’s uninsured children. CHP+ is for children whose parents earn too much to qualify for
Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance.

About SET Family Medical Clinics
SET Family Medical Clinics, a 501 (c)(3) is a non-profit organization is a Safety Net Clinic for the Safety Net Clinics, provides
basic medical services and holistic health programs to uninsured, under-insured, homeless and low income people without
discrimination. SET offers a Family Clinic for acute and chronic needs at the St. Francis Health Center and also provides a
Health Literacy Center. The SET Homeless Clinic, although not affiliated with Catholic Charities, is located at The Hanifen Self
Sufficiency Center, and is available five days a week for homeless people to access free basic health care. SET also offers
Senior Wellness Clinics to several Housing Authority apartment buildings in Colorado Springs. SET offers a Comprehensive
Healthcare Re-entry Program (CHRP), which provides healthcare, mental health services, life skills training and prescriptions to
ex-offenders. SET Family Medical Clinics saves the Pikes Peak community over 3 million dollars each year by averting nontrauma medical issues from local emergency rooms. SET is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives/Centura Health. For more information about SET Family Medical Clinics please visit www.setofcs.org or call 719-776-8850.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pikes Peak Philharmonic Auditions, August 31, 2010

The Pikes Peak Philharmonic has openings for the following positions:

community members and high school students are welcome to audition

Principal cello
Principal trombone, second trombone
Percussion players
All string players
Substitute woodwind and brass
Members who have not previously auditioned
(We periodically need players during our season to fill vacancies)

Auditions will take place August 31, 2010 at First United Methodist Church

Please contact Kevin Sutherland for requirements and to schedule an audition at 719-502-0462 or by email at personnel@pikespeakphil.org

Pikes Peak Philharmonic is a non-profit organization

9th Annual DUBS Along the Rockies at PPIR August 22

Colorado Springs, CO – August 16, 2010 - Dubs Along The Rockies 2010 - Presented by Bluewater Performance officially announces the 9th Annual Dubs Along the Rockies Volkswagen & Audi enthusiast event. This year's DATR event will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Pike Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO. Schedule of events include:

· Show & Shine - classes by make and generation. Award winners will include best of class and runner-up trophies.

· Autocross Event – monitored by Pikes Peak Sports Car Club at Pikes Peak International Raceway. PPSCC will set up an autocross event for all participants who wish to run their vehicle. This is currently the only autocross event held inside the track. All other PPIR autocross events are held in the north parking lot.

· Slow Drags - the opposite of regular drag racing. The last one to the finish line wins. It's not just about going slow; it's about going slow in style.

· Event Specials – a number of sponsors and vendors will be at the event offering specials on their products and services.

· Large Raffle - prizes separated by vehicle type and generation will be taking place throughout the day.

For best prices, pre-registration is available online for all events. Day of event registration will be available but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Event t-shirts designed by 8380 Laboratories will be available. Volunteers are also needed fo day of event operations. If interested, please contact Chris Durham at Chris@dubsalongtherockies.com for available tasks. This event is 100% alcohol free. For more information or to pre-register visit www.DubsAlongTheRockies.com.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Homeschool Fair, Colorado Springs, August 21st

Born Again Used Books will be having its 13th Homeschool Book Fair on Saturday,
August 21st, from 10AM to 1PM. Do you have questions concerning home-school;
laws, sports, music, social activities, curriculum, college and more? There will
be people available to answer those questions and more. Or, join in to sell or
buy Homeschool Material or Curriculum. For more information call 719-528-8622,
or visit us online at www.BornAgainUsedBooks.com. This event is free for everyone.

For more information:
Julie Herold - 719-201-2113
Born Again Used Books
1529 N Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Omega Psi Phi Comedy Show, August 21, Colorado Springs

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Rhino Enbtertainment present The Omega Comedy show and After Party, August 21 at the Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO.

Tickets are $25 with military ID
$30 for single ticket in advance
$35 at the door
$40 for VIP

Featured perfomers:
Joe Torry
Almost Delivered
Howie Bell

Doors open at 7pm

Call 719-391-9081 or 719-229-6394 for more information or visit www.coloradospringsques.org