Happenings

      June 1-3: Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, 10am-5pm, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd. $5/day.

     June 1-9: Warrior Games. The Air Force hosts the 2018 Dept of Defense Games at the US Air Force Academy, 2304 Cadet Dr. 300 Service members and veterans will participate, athletic competitions vary daily. For schedule go to peakradar.com. Admission is free.

     June 2-3: Creekside Cowboy Breakfast Buffet is every weekend thru Aug. 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 ($13.49) and buckaroos ($5.99). Reservations: 684-9018.

June 3+6: “The Producers” on the big screen 2pm or 7pm at Cinemark Theater (3305 Cinema Pt.) and Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd).

June 5, 12, 19 & 26: Manitou Springs Library Lawn Concerts. Free 6-7:30 p.m., 701 Manitou Ave. Bring a picnic & lawn chair. 5th: Blue Frog (rock), 12th: Balanced Rock, 19th: Folk singer Edie Carey, 26th: Archtop Eddy.

June 6: Quarterly Blues Jam. $5 Donation benefits Pikes Peak Blues Community. Come play or listen at Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside Dr. starts 6:30 p.m.

June 6: “Playing for Change” band lineup includes some of the best musicians in the world and benefits the Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, 7 p.m., Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. $25.

June 6, 13, 20 & 27: Hillside Gardens Summer Concerts: 6th: Psychedelegates (soft rock), 13th: Carrie Dell (eclectic), 20th: Tribe (New Orleans R&B), 27th: Davenports (classic rock). $7 Admission includes 1 beverage. Bring folding chair. Food/drinks sold. 1006 S. Institute St. 209-1366.

    June 6, 13, 20 & 27: Monument Concerts at Limbach Park, Second & Front Sts., 7-9 p.m., bring cash to toss in the hat. On 6th: Collective Groove, 13th: Phat Daddy, 20th: 6035 & 27th: Atomic Fireballs.

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Colorado Springs big band-style jazz band Jazz Express kicks off the Manitou Springs Free Summer Concerts Series 7 to 8 p.m. on June 7 at Soda Springs Park. The group also will perform on June 14. Bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair!

June 7, 14, 18 & 25: Manitou Springs Free Summer Concerts. Jazz Express will play 7-8 p.m. on 7th & 14th and Little London Winds on 18th & 25th at Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave. Bring a picnic supper & lawn chair.

June 8: Organ Dedication Concert. Monte Maxwell, organist at U.S. Naval Academy, will play the new 4-manual Walker organ at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Cir S. Free 7 p.m. concert with reception to follow.

June 8: Science Riot Stand-up Comedy. Humor to communicate science at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., 6:30-10 p.m.. Tickets are $15. Cash bar, and Rocky Mountain BBQ sold. 576-8000.

June 8-10: Top of the World Rodeo features 3 days of thrilling rodeo competition, street dance, and mutton busting. Teller County Fairgrounds, 421 Carr Ave., Cripple Creek. $10 Adults, $5 Military & Vets.

    June 8 & 9: Book, Plant & Bake Sale will benefit the Rampart Library District, Fri. 10-2, Sat 10-1, Florissant Public Library, 334 Circle Dr.

June 8-9: Clue – The Musical at the Fountain Community Theater and the audience helps solve the mystery, 6:30 p.m., 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. Seniors/Military: $8 (cash) Purchase tickets at newspaper office, 120 E. Ohio Ave.

June 8, 15, 22 & 29: First & Main Summer Concerts. Narrow Gauge performs on 8th, The Verdict 15th, Cari Dell Trio 22nd, Wirewood Station 29th. Free concerts start 5 p.m. at the First & Main Town Center, near Stetson Hills & Powers Blvd.

June 9: Woodland Park Wind Symphony, 7 p.m. concert at Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland, features Rod Harkins’ composition “City Above the Clouds” and is free but donations are welcome.

.    June 9: High Altitude Plant Sale featuring vegetables, herbs and flowers all started at high altitude and will benefit Coalition for the Upper South Platte, 9am-2pm, 40 Cherokee in Lake George.

June 9: Heart Song Church Yard Sale. Come buy antiques, furniture, home décor, bedding, household appliances, electronics and lots more, 3815 N. Academy Blvd (near Harmony Bowl), 9am to 3pm.

June 9: Music on the Mesa at Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Dr. Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons will play bluegrass 4-7 p.m. Free outdoor concert.

June 9: Rocky Mountain Brewery Anniversary Bash.  Enjoy beer from 9 local breweries and one distillery at Rocky Mountain Brewery, 625 Paonia St., 3-8 p.m.

 June 10: 41st Annual Springs Spree The best of local live music, great food trucks and America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Dr., full of vendors, fun and games all day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  Thru June 17: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”  Enjoy this clever, amusing farce at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Call 634-5583 for Wed-Sun. times or tickets ($20+).

    Saturdays in June: World War II Aviation Tours 10am to Noon at the World War II Aviation Museum, 755 Aviation Way. Senior tickets $8-10, WWII veterans are free. 637-7559.

June 9: Pig Roast & Silent Auction to benefit the Woodland Park American Legion, 11am-3pm, Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 E. US Hwy 24. $12 Tickets at Door.

June 10+16: M Lazy C Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner. Hayride, campfire, grill cooking, and Western music, 5-7:30 p.m., 801 County Rd 453, Lake George. Reservations ($35): 748-3398.

June 12+15: Coffee with A Cop -a gathering with friendly officers of El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to talk about community matters or your safety concerns. On 12th at Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 9 a.m. and on 15th at Sarges’ Grill, 5853 Palmer Park Blvd. 10am.

June 13: Clint Black. The country music megastar returns to the Springs for one night only at the Pikes Peak Center, 7:30 p.m., 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($43+) call (888) 929-7849.

June 13, 18 & 25: Free Sky Sox Games! All games are at 6:40pm. On 13th vs Las Vegas, 18th vs Salt Lake, 25th vs Memphis. Get free tickets at any Pikes Peak Library. Sky Sox stadium -4385 Tutt Blvd.

June 13+15: “Jazz in the Garden” -USAFA Falconaires. This biggest of the big bands will play at Grace and St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., 631 N. Tejon. Free admission. All are welcome.

June 15-16: June Jubilee. Beautiful way to celebrate fine visual arts and handcrafted goods of over 75 artists in Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave, 11am to 7pm. Live music, too!

    June 16: Northern Colorado Springs Walk. The Falcon Wanderers walking club invites you to join them 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as they hike either 6 or 10 km routes starting at Fire Station #19 (2490 Research Pkwy). Free. Call 591-8190 for more info.

June 16-17: Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack is presented by CS Sports Corp. at Colorado Springs Airport, 7am-6pm, 7770 Milton E. Proby Pkwy. It’s a ½ mile roll race and trap speed competition of more than 200 powerful street cars. Tickets ($20+) at the gate.

June 17: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

   June 19: Buddy Guy, one of the best blues guitarists of all time, will perform at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($45+) call 888-929-7849.

   June 20: Western Street Breakfast. Enjoy a hot breakfast of pancakes, eggs, juice and coffee with Western entertainment, to kick off the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, at 1 N. Tejon downtown. $5.

June 20+23: 7 Principles of Water Wise Yard (20th 6pm) & Outstanding Water-Wise Plants (23rd 9am), excellent free classes at CSU Demo Gardens, 2855 Mesa Rd. To register: 668-8232

June 22-24: Donkey Derby Days – races down Cripple Creek’s main street by donkey herds, believed to be distant relatives of those from the town’s Gold Rush days. Street vendors, live entertainment and meet the new baby donkeys!

June 23: Glimpse the History of Glen Eyrie. Get an overview of General Palmer’s estate 9:15 a.m., tour the castle at 9:30 ($5) and/or take a guided 2 hour hike at 10:45 on the Palmer Trail. 3820 N. 30th St. For details: 473-8108.

June 23: Bluegrass, Brews & Brats – Plus dancing and prize drawings, all to benefit Zach’s Place respite/child care center for kids with disabilities. $20 Ticket (at the door) includes sandwich and beverage. Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. 5-9 p.m.

     June 23: Mueller Park Outdoor Skills Day. Free fishing, archery, target shooting, camping, Bear Aware, and geocaching. 10am-3pm, $7-9 per vehicle into Park, 21045 Hwy 67 South, Divide.

June 23-24: Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds. A self-guided charity pond and waterfall tour in honor of the Boys & Girls Clubs, 9am-5pm. Tickets with tour map/addresses are $5. 896-0038.

     June 28: Moonlight on the Mountain. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s adult-only evening with music, dancing, samples of beer or wine and eats from area restaurants. Tickets ($70.95+) benefit the Zoo’s animals. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd. 633-9925 or cmzoo.org/moonlight

June 29: Hazel Miller R&B Funk and Soul Dance Party. She’s not just a great singer, she is a ‘force of nature’. Don’t miss her 8 p.m. show at Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside Dr. Free Gen Adm. 476-2200 / VIP $20.

     June 30: Falcon Freedom Days. From 5-9:30 p.m. enjoy hotdogs, live music, family fun activities and fireworks at Antler Creek Golf Course, 9650 Antler Creek Dr., Falcon. Proceeds go to Penrose-St. Francis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

July 2: Ice Cream Social & Pie Contest, at Manitou Springs Soda Springs Park, 5:30-8pm, just $2 for slice of pie and $1 for scoop of ice cream. If you’re interested in participating email Jenna, jenna@manitouchamber.com