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Editor’s note: Some events may be canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 safety measures and restrictions. Please contact event organizers to confirm details before attending.

January 1-29

Commonwheel Holiday Market

Shop for the finest art and craft items, all made by local Colorado artists. 

10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs

January 1-31

Kimballs Peak Three Virtual Screenings

Stream “Nomadland” with Frances McDormand and “News of the World” with Tom Hanks from the safety and comfort of your own home. “Wonder Woman 1984” coming soon. Check the website for more great movies.

$6.50 and up | http://www.kimballspeakthree.com

January 1-31 

Wintersong: A Virtual Celebration of the Season

The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble brings you their cherished holiday tradition virtually! Music and spoken word recorded in both indoor and outdoor settings, ranging from cathedral splendor to shady glen. Watch event on Facebook.

Free | http://www.facebook.com/cvae.org | http://www.cvae.org | 719-577-4192 

January 1-31

“Babette’s Kitchen” Comedic Cooking Class

Anette Hellwig of Millibo Art Theatre teaches you how to let loose in your kitchen as you prepare a different, delicious dish every day. To enjoy this virtual entertaining experience, go to the website and click: online/streaming.

Free | http://www.themat.org 

January 1-31

Mountain Country Virtual Concerts

The Music Matters Concert Series goes live every night starting at 6 p.m. and will feature a great many local musicians, including Tejon Street Corner Thieves and Marcy Grace. Tune into 107.3 FM, 1530 AM or 97.7 FM.

6 p.m. | Free | 719-359-9336

January 1

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari

See over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures while celebrating the season with our many zoo animals. Advance timed tickets are required. Call for reservations.

4:20-8:30 p.m. | 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs | $14.75 | http://www.cmzoo.org | 719-633-9925

January 1-3

Holiday Cabaret

The FAC Theatre Company is packaging up joy and merriment and sending it directly to your home. Heat up a warm beverage, settle into your cozy chair, and watch over a dozen unique acts in this special holiday experience!

$25 | fac.coloradocollege.edu/holiday-cabaret | 719-634-5581

January 2

Theatre Costume Sale

Get ready for post-pandemic masquerade balls, Mardi Gras and Halloween in 2021! First Strike Theatre is selling costumes at low prices. Cash only. Call for the downtown sale location.

10 a.m. | Downtown Colorado Springs | 719-471-3405

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Sunday DAV Bingo!

Colorado Springs Chapter of Disabled American Veterans hosts bingo games to raise funds to aid local veterans. Eight fast-paced games and weekly progressive bingo. Wear masks to enter. Arrive early as seating is limited. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. | 6880 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs | Packets $7 | 719-591-8787

January 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29

Virtual Radio Philharmonic Performances

Brilliant Colorado Springs Philharmonic performances are re-broadcast on KCME 88.7 FM

7-8 p.m. | Free

January 7

Virtual FAC Play Club

Join Fine Arts Theatre’s artistic director Scott Levy for some lively conversation about plays. Each month a new play is dissected and celebrated. Check the website to see what play will be “on stage” in January and February.

7 p.m. | Free | fac.coloradocollege.edu/events 

January 9

Geology & History of Rainbow Falls

Built during the Great Depression, Rainbow Falls displays fascinating geologic rock layers and a unique history, which will be explained by park interpreters and caretakers. Preregistration required.

10-11 a.m. | Rainbow Falls, Manitou Springs | $3-$4 | 719-520-6977

January 9

AdAmAn Club: Myth vs. Reality

Mountain climbers offer a virtual lecture on how the AdAmAn started in 1922, sharing real or imagined stories. The second female member, Cindy Bowles, shares the good, the bad and the ugly of hiking with a group of men each year. Visit the website to register.

2-3 p.m. | http://www.cspm.org/scholarseries 

January 10-17

Sleigh Rides at M Lazy C Ranch

Small family groups can take a sleigh ride with holiday lights in the mountains. Enjoy hot beverages, s’mores and other treats around the campfire. Four time slots available. Reservations required.  

4-8:30 p.m. | 801 County Road 453, Lake George | 719-748-3398 | $150 (1-8 people)

January 21

First Aid, CPR, AED Classes

The course blends an online portion with an instructor-led classroom skill session at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Preregistration with payment required.

6-7:30 p.m. | 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain | $75 | 719-520-6977

January 23

The Great Fruitcake Toss

Fruitcakes will fly in downtown Manitou Springs! This old-fashioned game is accompanied by a costume competition, libations and a fruitcake bake off. 

1-3 p.m. | 502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs | Free | 719-685-5089

January 23

“Finding Your Family” Genealogy Class

This virtual class (via Zoom) teaches methods used in researching your family history and is free of charge. Call to register. Class materials will be sent to you.

Noon to 5 p.m. | Free | 719-531-6333, ext. 2253

January 26

German Schnitzel & Spaetzle cooking class

Learn to make delicious schnitzel and spaetzle in this virtual cooking class, held over Zoom. A recipe kit with all the ingredients is available for pickup at Gather Food Studio. Each recipe serves four. The link will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the class.

6-7 p.m. | 2011 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs | $25 | 719-308-2992.

January 30

History Exhibit commemorates Colorado Springs’ 150th Anniversary 

In honor of Colorado Springs’ anniversary, the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum unveils its newest exhibit, COS@150. This robust exploration features 150 objects commemorating 150 years history. 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free | http://www.cspm.org/exhibits/cos150

January 31

Winter Hobby Wine Competition

Enter your best homemade wines in the third annual Winter Hobby Wine Competition by February 1, 2021. Go to the website to register. Winners will be announced at the Wine Tasting Event and Awards Ceremony on February 15. 

$10 per entry | 719-520-6977 | communityservices.elpasoco.com/hobby-wine-competition