Happenings

Aug. 3-26: Creekside Cowboy Breakfast Buffet is every weekend thru August at The Pantry, 6980 Lake St., Green Mountain Falls from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring live entertainment, beautiful outdoor patio dining, and all-you-can-eat deals for wranglers ($13.99) and buckaroos ($5.99). 684-9018.

   Aug. 3-5: People’s Tiny House Festival at the US Air Force Academy, is a full-exhibit of this simpler living. Live music, food trucks, vendors and keynote speakers. Tickets: $10&. Falcon Stadium, 2169 Field House Dr. AFA

Aug. 3-5: “Tigers Be Still,” an intelligent, sharp comedy, will be presented by Springs Ensemble Theatre, 1903 E. Cache La Poudre, Fri-Sat 7:30, Sun 4pm. For tickets $10: call 357-3080.

    Aug. 4: Vino and Notes. Join Habitat for Humanity of Teller County for a Colorado wine festival at Memorial Park, N. Park St. & W. Lake Ave in Woodland Park, 12-6 p.m. Tickets: $35.

Aug. 4: Monument Health & Wellness Fair, 9am-4pm, at 250 Front Street Lot, is a free community event with service demonstrations, product samples, and health screenings to inspire healthy lifestyles, and to prevent or manage disease.

Aug. 4: “Law & Disorder” Walking Tour will tell how we fought to remain a ‘dry town,’ worked to run the KKK out of town in the 1920’s and about an infamous gun battle with train robbers. Tours ($10) start 9:30 a.m. at Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon.

Saturdays in Aug: WWII Aviation Tours 10am-Noon at World War II Aviation Museum, 755 Aviation Way. Seniors $8-10, WWII Vets are free.

Aug. 4-5: Mountain Arts Festival, at Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave, Woodland Park, will feature pottery, jewelry, metal-/woodwork, stained glass, paintings, fabric art & more. Free, 10am-5pm.

Aug. 5: Feast Day Festival with craft fair, food, beer tent, music, K-9 shows, ambulances, and fire trucks – all at St. Dominic Catholic Church festival, 5354 S. Hwy 85 in Security, 12-4 p.m.. Meal tickets $10; $7 for active duty military and first responders.

   Aug. 5&8: “The Big Lebowski” -shown again on the big screen, 2pm or 7pm at Cinemark Theater (3305 Cinema Pt.) and at Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd).

   Aug. 6: Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Free Entry 9am-9pm, part of the Go Outside Speaker Series, offering guided hikes at 10am and 1pm. Local author Eric Sprinkle will speak at 3pm. No registration necessary. (Donations of any outdoor gear appreciated.) 531-6333 x6671, 410 JL Ranch Hts.

Aug. 8: Alice Cooper. Enjoy a wild evening of hard rock at the Pikes Peak Center, 7:30 p.m., 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($53&) call 888-929-7849.

Aug. 8: Acme Bluegrass will perform at a free outdoor concert on the grounds of Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., at 6 p.m. Hamburgers and hotdogs provided for a donation.

   Aug. 8, 15, 22 & 29: Hillside Gardens Summer Concerts: 8th: Robert Beard (70s-90s rock), 15th: Joe and Kate Uvegas (folk),  22nd : Redraw the Farm (folk-rock), and 29th:  Skean Dubh (Celtic). $7 Admission includes 1 beverage. Bring lawn chair and try to arrive early, music starts at 6:30 p.m. Delicious foods and wines, beer and beverages sold. 1006 S. Institute St. 209-1366.

  Aug. 8-12 and 15-19: 2018 Parade of Homes. Tour 37 brand new homes in Banning Lewis Ranch, Flying Horse, Gold Hill Mesa communities and more, 10am-6pm. Buy tickets ($15) at Safeways. 592-1800. 6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd.

  Aug. 9&16: Manitou Springs Library Lawn Concerts. Free concert 6-7:30 p.m. featuring Jazz Express, 701 Manitou Ave. Bring a picnic and lawn chair.

Aug 9: Write A Will Seminar. Learn how to write a will, make changes to it, and prepare for future of your estate, at Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla, at 3:30 or 5:30 p.m. RSVP by 8/3 by calling 418-5851. Free and open to the public.

Aug. 10: Tim Allen. This famous comedic actor will perform one night only at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, at 8 p.m.  For tickets ($63.75&) call 477-2100.

 Aug. 10: Jazz in the Garden presents Hennessy 6, playing soulful ballads, driving swing, Latin, and some hard bop during a free concert 7 p.m. at Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St.

Aug. 11: Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Disposal & Recycle Event, for El Paso and Teller County residents, 9am-2pm, at El Paso County Waste Facility, 3255 Akers Dr (enter driving north onto Akers Dr from Constitution). Items accepted: Labeled (less than 5 gals) auto products or household chemicals, batteries, fluorescent lights, mattresses (limit 4), paints, TVs&monitors (limit 3) or tires. Info: 520-7878.

Aug. 11: Bark at Briargate. Free outdoor pet expo with trainers, groomers, veterinary practices, and pet businesses, at Promenade Shops at Briargate, 10am-1pm, 1885 Briargate Pkwy. 265-6264.

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“P.S. I Love You”– A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer, at age 17, was painted by John Singer Sargent and is once again on display at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Elsie was the daughter of railroad tycoon and founder of Colorado Springs, General William Palmer and  ‘Queen’ Palmer. The exhibit starts Aug. 11 and includes paintings, letters, photographs, and antiques that capture Palmer family life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tickets are $5 for Military and Seniors. The exhibit is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 7:30 and Sundays 10 to 5.

Aug. 11: Black Forest Festival “Farming in the Forest” Pancake Breakfast 6:30am, Parade 10:30am, and Outhouse Races 11:40am. From 8 to 3 gather info on growing veggies at high altitudes, raising chickens, goat milking, soap making, and alpaca care. Great music all day with a performance by USAF Wild Blue Country Band plus food and desserts for sale. 12530 Black Forest Rd, 495-2718

  Thru Aug. 25: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” – the new doo-wop sensation will be performed at Butte Theater, Bennett Ave in historic Cripple Creek. For show times or tickets: buttetheater.com

Aug 11: Blue Steel Air Force Rock Band will perform as part of Gold Hill Mesa’s free outdoor concert series 4-7pm at 142 S. Raven Mine Dr. Food, drinks and crafts for sale.

Aug. 11: Import Callout at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Car Show, Time Attack, Night Drag Racing, Saturday Night Party with DJ, Vintage Car Corral, and Camp Overnight. It’s happening at PPIR, 16650 Midway Ranch Rd. in Fountain. For details: importcallout.com or call 382-7223.

Aug. 13: Karla Bonoff, described by some as the greatest singer-songwriter of her generation, will perform at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr., 8 p.m. For tickets ($27) call 476-2200.

Aug. 14: Basic Sign Language Course, 2-hrs each Tuesday night for 6 weeks, you can learn manual alphabet, numbers, phrases and basic sign language. To register ($125) call United Providers, 2163 N. Academy Blvd, 331-7636.

Aug 14&18: Coffee with A Cop -is a gathering with friendly officers of El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to talk about community matters or your safety concerns. On 14th, 9am at Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock; then 10am on the 18th at Bass Pro Shop, 13012 Bass Pro Dr.

Aug. 15: Celebrate Julia Child’s Birthday (and movie night). On the menu is Julia’s Omelette, Tomato Bruschetta, Beef Bourguignon and Raspberry Bavarian Cream at the Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., 5-8:30pm. For tickets ($75) and to RSVP call 308-2992.

Aug. 15: Concert in Fountain Creek Regional Park. From 6-8 p.m. enjoy a free summer concert performed by the 101st Army National Guard Dixieland Band. Bring your picnic, lawn chair or blanket to 2010 Duckwood Rd. in Fountain.

Aug. 16: Alexandr Onishenko: New Impressionism from Dark to Light. From his home in Prague, Onishenko brings his one man show to The Broadmoor Galleries. Enjoy a free showing 4-8 p.m. at 1 Lake Circle.

  Aug. 17: An Evening with Paul Reiser. Comedian, actor, tv writer and musician Reiser will perform for us just one night, 7:30 p.m., at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For tickets ($43) to see one of Comedy Central’s ‘Top 100 Comedians of All Time’ call 634-5583.

  Aug. .17: Stepping On empowers older adults to learn healthy behaviors, balance exercises and knowledge to prevent falling, 10am-noon, at Penrose Pavilion, 2312 N. Nevada Ave, Conf Rm B. Classes are free but you must register: 776-5924 or 776-5098.

Aug. 17-19: Annual Greek Festival – Indulge in Greek foods and drinks, souvenirs, clothing, imported jewelry and watch beautiful Hellenic dancers, at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Rd. Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-4pm.

Aug. 17: Hazel Miller Band’s Benefit for Ella Mae Bransom Sickle Cell Assn. A great cause matched only by the greatest of Colorado musical talent. Dance to the best R&B, soul, MoTown and rock. For tickets ($10-$20) call Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside, 476-2200.

  Aug. 17-19: Salute to American Veterans Rally. A patriotic display recognizing our nation’s finest with POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony and Recognition Ride, Veterans Parade, Veteran’s Poker Run, Vietnam Memorial Wall, wild west gun fighters and street vendors along Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. For event details: www.TheVeteransRally.org

Aug. 17: Buddy Whittington & the Atomic Fireballs, will perform Americana, blue and country music, at a free outdoor concert 6-8 p.m., University Village (near Smashburger).

Aug. 17&18: Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown touts BBQ contests, BBQ vendors, beer garden, and live bands Fri. 12-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm at Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. All proceeds help Ft. Carson’s Fallen Soldier Scholarship.

Aug. 18: Woodland Park Seniors Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. at their Center, on the SE corner of Pine St and Lake Ave. It’s an $8 all-you-can-eat breakfast of fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, the best biscuits and gravy around, along with juice, coffee or hot tea.

Aug. 18: Fort Carson Comic Convention will be full of comic-book dealers, collectible merchants, and celebrities at Bill Reed Special Events Center, 6550 Specker Ave. Admission ($15) is limited to Military/DOD, their families, and friends with access to Ft. Carson. Pre-register at pikespeakevents.com.

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This dapper gentleman Rob Johnson will of course be attending this year’s Frontier Frolic Dance, August 25 from 7-11 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. The event is open to the public. Music and dance calling by the 4th Artillery Quadrille. The Victorian dances will be taught at the dance and yes, you can dress in the Victorian style. For tickets ($25) call 748-0334 or can be purchased at the door. Food and cash bar will be available.

    Aug. 18: Pickin’ on the Divide. Colorado Bluegrass bands will perform 11am to 6:30pm, in Limbach Park, downtown Monument. Band Line-Up: Tenderfoot Bluegrass, Ashtonz, WireWood Station, Flying W Wranglers and Grass It Up.

 Aug. 19: Old Colorado City Customs & Classic Car Show will display custom and classic motorcycles, cars, trucks including foreign and domestic, all years, makes and models, along with live music and great food at Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave, 9am-3pm, free for spectators ($35 vehicle registration). 329-4736.

Aug. 22: Free Sky Sox Game! Get free ticket vouchers at any Pikes Peak Library to see their game vs. Iowa at 6 p.m. Sky Sox stadium is at 4385 Tutt Blvd.

Aug. 23: Life Line Screening. Preventive screenings to detect signs of disease leading to stroke, heart attack or bone fracture will be done 8:30am to 5:30pm at Little Chapel of the Hills, 69 County Rd 5 in Divide. Wellness Pkg. cost is $149. To pre-register: 800-690-0323.

Aug. 23: History Tour of 710 & 720 N. Cascade. Perfectly preserved and renovated are the Garrett home (c. 1910) and Pastorius home (c. 1890) which can be toured 6-8 p.m. Register ($10) at 6 p.m. and event begins 6:30. For more information: 641-1542.

Aug. 24: “Remember the Titans”. At dark (about 8:30 p.m.) join us for a free film under the stars with the great Denzel Washington at Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy in Monument.

  Aug. 24&26: Shakespeare on the Ranch “Macbeth” will be performed 7 p.m. for the last time this summer at Rock Ledge Ranch, 3105 Gateway Rd., by UCCS Students. For tickets ($38.50) call 255-3232.

Aug. 24-26: Wondrous Treasures Gem & Jewelry Show. Features the Adventure “Rock-Hound Expedition” with special guests from the hit show “Prospectors”, Cripple Creek District Museum, 510 Bennett. 689-9540

Aug 25: Sample What Palmer Lake Has To Offer will offer special tastings from 13 area restaurants, many of them gourmet. Tickets ($20) are on sale at all Palmer Lake restaurants and it’s a fundraiser for Palmer Lake Improvements.

Aug. 25: Springs International Dragon Boat Festival, at Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 9 to 3, brings us the ancient 2500 year old Chinese boat races. Free to spectators.

Aug. 25: Silver Key Rockin’ the 60s! The British are coming, sooner than we thought. The dance will be held at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd., 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fundraiser for Silver Key Services. For tickets ($150) go to silverkey.org or call 884-2318.

   Sept 1: Jyemo Club will perform Latin/Reggae fusion as part of Gold Hill Mesa’s free outdoor concert series 4-7pm at 142 S. Raven Mine Dr. Food, drinks and crafts for sale.

 Sept 1-3: Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off. Celebrate the holiday weekend with hot air balloon launches, food, drinks, vendors and Prospect Lake activities, at Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 6am to 10pm.

Sept. 3: Labor Day Vintage Baseball, The Colorado Springs Camp Creek Cloud Busters vs the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds, will slug it out at Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th  Street & Gateway Rd, Free and first pitch at 1 p.m. Hotdog, popcorn and ice cream vendors on site.