Saturday, March 26, 2011

Help Wanted - Conductor/Music Director, Colorado Springs

The Pikes Peak Philharmonic is auditioning for the position of Conductor/Music Director.

This is a paid position and each candidate selected to audition will conduct one concert during the 2011-2012 season.

For further information visit

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Coast Guard Auxilary offers Safe Boating Class in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO – SAFE Boating Class on April the 7th, the Pikes Peak Flotilla of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting an eight hour Safe Boating Class starting at 8:00 AM. To obtain more information and to register for the Class, call (719) 632-8129. Be side all of the information that you learn (safe boat operation, safety equipment, trailering, etc.).

Many marine insurance companies offer discounts for boat owners who complete an approved boating safety course, such as this.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America’s Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions.

Monday, March 14, 2011

South Side Survey 3/11

Announcing Date & Location for Pikes Peak Earth Day 2011

April 16, 2011 Doherty High School

Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Earth Day (PPED) has selected its date and location for this year’s event. Pikes Peak Earth Day will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs. For the first time, Pikes Peak Earth Day is being celebrated on the eastside of Colorado Springs.

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Earth Day – Why it matters.” To explore that theme, the event will focus on five areas of concern: energy, local foods, recycling, transportation and water.

Since Earth Day is a family event, we will have kid’s activities that include guest presenters, as well as the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's black-footed ferret and other animals. There will even be a project making paper from Elephant dung!

PPED is hosting a High School Sustainability Summit and encouraging all high school Eco/Green/Sustainability/Environmental Clubs to participate. Clubs will have an opportunity to: share and discuss their club’s accomplishments, talk about future sustainability projects/plans, discuss the potential for a High School Sustainability Competition for 2012, discuss ideas on how to involve Junior Highs and Grade Schools as well as gain information & ideas from Earth Day sponsors/vendors and events. Sustainability representatives from the local colleges, the city, CSU and the school districts have also been invited to interact with the high school club members.

The food will be catered by District 11’s Farm to School Program. District 11 will feature some of the great menu items from its “Good Food Project.”

There will be will more than 50 vendors who will be talking about “Why Earth Day matters to them and to us?” The first 100 families to attend the event will receive a reusable “Chico bag” printed with the Pikes Peak Earth Day logo. Additional bags will be available for a $5.00 suggested donation. Our goal is to encourage people to bring their own bag on all shopping trips and eliminate the one-use plastic bag habit.

Pikes Peak Earth Day and El Paso County are also proud to be co-sponsoring the second annual “Colorado Springs Recycles” event on April 9th, 9 AM – 1 PM, at the El Paso County Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility, 3255 Akers Drive. We will be recycling, household chemical wastes, and other materials. This is a free event, but Pikes Peak Earth Day will be encouraging folks to make a financial contribution to support Care and Share’s greenhouse project.

Learn more about Pikes Peak Earth Day by visiting our website at You can also follow us on Twitter,!/ppearthday, and Facebook at

Saturday, March 12, 2011

3 for 1 event at Fountain Valley Shopping Center today

Three of the businesses in the Fountain Valley Shopping Center on Hwy 85/87 in Fountain are having events today from 9am to 4pm.

Definition Design (clothing boutique) and The Shops at Main Street (mini mall and cafe) are both having their Grand Openings.

Peakview Windows and Siding is having their annual Spring Customer Appreciation Day with food from Popeye's and Citadel Crossing Chipotle, refreshments, and local radio personality Handyman Ken Moon is on hand.

Lots of free stuff and great deals. Peakview does request that you bring a canned good for their charity drive.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lion's Club St. Patrick's Day Annual Holiday Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, March 12th at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Mesa Ridge High School Cafeteria, 6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway

Traditional Irish Stew or Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy

Proceeds support Fountain Valley Kidspree program (school clothes for children) and Colorado Lions Camp (camper grant for disabled kids)

Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door
Call 238-9818 for more information.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Colorado Springs Flames Open 22nd Training Camp

The Colorado Springs Flames Football Club will open its 22nd football training camp on March 13, 2011 at the Cheyenne Mountain High School. The camp is scheduled to take place at 11:00 a.m. and is open to the public. The Flames has been in existence in Colorado Springs since 1987 and promotes the sport of football in a minor league setting. The team supports a winning tradition having won seven Colorado Football Conference (CFC) championships and has went undefeated in league play the past three years. It is a pay to play armature league where players from the local community and military bases actually pays to play the game of football. Now that’s commitment! This year the Flames have moved its home base and games to Cheyenne Mountain H.S. and the regular season starts May 7, 2011. Interested players, fans and sponsors may contact representatives of the team by going on the teams’ website or attend the games and training camp on the aforementioned date and time.