Happenings

Oct. 4 & 5: Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fall Festival. Huge Yard Sale, Bonanza – everything $1.00 each, Bakery Shop, antiques, collectibles, handmade treasures and have a big Chicken Dinner (11 to 1) that still costs only $5.00. Don’t miss any of it! Open Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 908 Yuma St., one block west of N. Circle & Galley. The money raised will help their children’s programs.

Oct. 5: Harvest Festival will be held at Rock Ledge Ranch in recognition of the bounty at harvest time. Wagon rides, old-time music, buy a pumpkin, visit the blacksmith, bid at silent auction for handcrafted folk art and have a slice of pie, 3105 Gateway Rd. off 30th St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors pay $5.

Oct. 5-6: Fall Home Show & Sustainability Expo. Improved the value of your home with ideas showcased here. Attend seminars, discover and shop – find 100’s of new, innovative products for remodeling and updating. Sat 10-6; Sun 11-4 at Colorado Events Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Adults: $6.

Thru Oct. 27: “Memories in the Making” offers therapeutic benefits for those with memory loss – the traveling art show has original works of local residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia and will be displayed at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. 34 Framed paintings and 45 matted paintings will be available for purchase, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Assn.

Oct. 6: Music Matinee at Tap Traders –  a concert and dance party 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Tap Traders, 3104 N. Nevada Ave. Music will be performed by the Stardust Jazz Orchestra, food and drinks available for purchase, admission $10 ($2 less if you bring 2 non-perishable food items).

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Edith returns to Front Range BBQ with a special anniversary show on Friday, Oct.. 11 from 7 to 10. Edith Makes a Paperchain, the six piece indie-folk group, has often been called the best folk band in Colorado Springs. Come hear them weave gypsy, indie-rock and folk music while you enjoy great brews and the best BBQ and Southern cooking around, at Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave.

Oct. 9: “My Heirloom Has a Story”. To celebrate Family History Appreciation Month, the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society will show heirlooms with accompanying stories. Social hour starts 6 p.m. at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Guests are welcome. Bring your stories or questions about genealogy or your ancestry.

Oct. 9: Roy Orbison/Buddy Holly Hologram Tour. These fantastic rock ‘n’ roll pioneers will come to life and be performing together for the very first time at the Pikes Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. at 8 p.m. For tickets ($46.20+) call (719) 520-7469.

Oct. 10: “Edge of the Knife”. This feature film tells the story of a man who accidentally kills his best friend’s son then flees into the Rainforest and becomes a tribal “wildman.” See it free at CC Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave at 6 p.m.

Oct. 10: Wheel of Fortune Game Night – Come enjoy playing Wheel of Fortune starting 8 p.m., with 719 Nightlife at The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave. Admission: $10.

Oct. 11: Tethered Space Elevator, a free lecture will be given by Aerospace Engineering UCCS Professor Steve Tragesser, 9:30 a.m. at UCCS University Center, Rm 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free parking with license plate registration: 719-574-1449.

Oct. 11: “The Most Dangerous Game”. If you’re old enough to love Joel McCrea then come see the movie where he’s shipwrecked, crawls ashore a mysterious island, and makes his way to the castle of the Russian Count Zaroff… See it free of charge, 7 p.m. at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave. Popcorn and treats available for purchase.

Oct. 11: Take Me to the River: New Orleans Live! Modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul and jazz from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, “Wolfman” Washington and Mardi Gras Indians, 7 p.m. at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada. Tickets $28.50+: 719-255-3232

Oct. 11- Nov 3: The Great American Trailer Park Musical. A new tenant at Armadillo Acres is wreaking havoc! This country rock musical will be performed Thurs-Sundays at Butte Theatre, 139 E. Bennett Ave in Cripple Creek. Tickets: 719-689-6402.

Oct. 12: Masquerade Murder Mystery, Join us for a fun night of great company, great beer and murder! $25 gets you admission, a free pint of your choosing, and snacks. Characters will be assigned when you buy a ticket: 719-598-3776. Red Leg Brewing Co., 4630 Forge Rd. Once you know your character, get as elaborate with costume as you want!

Oct. 12: Lewis-Palmer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will honor Emma De Kler, Mark Ewig, Don Lash, Ron Phillips, Gordon Rudel and Max Williams, 2 p.m. at Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd. A reception with refreshments will follow the ceremony.

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Oct. 12: Russian Ballet Theatre “Swan Lake”. As far as classic ballet, there is none better than Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, to be performed by this famous dance troupe, 7:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. To purchase tickets ($41.50+) call (719) 520-7469.

Oct. 12: Cars and Coffee. It’s a casual gathering of cars and car enthusiasts 8-11 a.m. at Concours Cars, 2414 W. Cucharras St. You’ll find cars with emphasis on older-than-1990 but all are welcome. It’s free. For more information, call 719-473-6288.

Oct. 12 & 13: Model Train Show & Expo, will cater to the model railroad enthusiast and will showcase action figures, model trains, comics, antique toys, model platform, die-cast vehicles and much more, Sat 10-5 and Sun 10-4 at Chapel Hills Mall Events Center, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Tickets $6: tecoshow.org

Oct. 12 & 13: 17th annual Slavic Fest. You must indulge yourself in the Slavic culture, Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-3, at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Calhan, 19485 N. Calhan Hwy. The Slavic and Czech foods are absolutely delicious, a bake sale, homemade goodies, along with Eastern European gift items for sale. Live dancing and folk music too! Tickets are for sale at the door.

Oct. 13: Skerryvore is an award-winning Scottish band that has toured in over 25 countries and will be performing 7 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr.  Tickets ($15+): 719-476-2200.

Oct. 13: The PRoom Trio featuring Lila Mori will perform at the Olympian Events Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. From 1-4 p.m. there will be a lavish buffet served while you enjoy the music! It costs $10-$15 at the door.

Oct. 13: The Little London Winds.  Their very first concert at the Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., is at 3 p.m. The concert will feature ‘A Festival Prelude,’ and audience-pleasers like ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Shenandoah.’ For tickets: 719-255-3232

Oct. 14: Indigenous People’s Day. You’re invited to All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. for a Native American food potluck, gratitudes, drumming circles, singing and a seed exchange. Giveaway and donations will go to One Nation Walking Together. RSVP: 719-575-0152.

Oct. 15: The New Normal: Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll in Retirement. We may all be novices in the process of aging, none of us has experienced this before! Dr. Sharon Wahl will teach an ‘aging for beginners’ class, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning, 1710 Briargate Blvd., Chapel Hills Mall 2nd floor between Dillards and Burlington. No registration fee but you must pre-register: 719-633-4991.

Oct. 15: STAND DOWN For Colorado’s Homeless Veterans.  From 0900-1400 hours at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., VA and community representatives will be on site to offer: clothing * backpacks * personal care items * hot meals * haircuts * flu shots * VA medical care * shelter and housing referrals * job search assistance * transitional housing information * help with substance abuse * DD-214 assistance * veterinary care * dental care and hearing tests * from Red Cross, Dept of Human Services, Salvation Army, Springs Rescue Mission and more. For details on how to register, call 719-488-2317.

Oct. 15: The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a multi-media experience with a full live band, performing all of their hits including Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia, and Homeward Bound, 7:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets $40+: 719-520-7469.

Oct. 16: Senior Speed Dating is loads of fun, full of potential and even refreshments will be served! From 6-8 p.m. spend a few minutes (each) chatting with a few people of the opposite sex, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N Hancock Ave. Register to attend, cost is $15: 719-955-3400.

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Oct. 19: Coffee with a Cop. Meet with the friendly officers of El Paso County Sheriff’s office to talk about community matters or your safety concerns, 9 a.m. at Chik-fil-A, 391 Spectrum Loop COS 80921.

Oct. 19: 50+ Yoga Retreat. Take a step away from the crazy world. This retreat offers classes on healthy aging, restorative yoga, Ayurveda diet and yoga for meditation. All levels are welcome to attend, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. $25 Fee includes lunch, 3 sessions and giveaways. Pre-register: 719-955-3400.

Oct. 19: UFO Sightings Across the Rocky Mountains. This presentation outlines UFO sightings around here, media reactions, some U.S. government studies and discussing if they’re myth or mystery, 11 a.m. at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave. Open to the public.

Oct. 19: Oktoberfest Dance. The Austrian-American Enzian Club will bring in Steven Rock German Band to VFW Post 4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Bratwurst and rolls will be sold. RSVP to Ursula ($10): 719-632-6143. Come join the fun and polka to your heart’s content!

Oct. 19: The Grind 5280! It’s a classic rock concert of 70s and 80s music, 6-10 p.m., to benefit EndCAN whose mission is to end child abuse and neglect in our lifetime. The concert costs $15-$40 and will be held at Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland in Woodland Park.

Oct. 19-20: Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart. It’s a holiday show with hundreds of merchants, Sat 9-5 and Sun 10-4 at Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Adults pay $7.

Oct. 20: Community and Care for Firearm Suicide Prevention – Speakers from El Paso County Health Dept and CS Fire Dept will talk about El Paso County’s suicide rates and what more can be done to prevent suicides here. Free to the public, 3-4:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Oct. 20: Big Band 3rd Sunday Dance. Dance to waltzes, polkas, swing, slow and Latin music performed by Front Range Big Band, 3-5 p.m., 1414 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Tickets $8 ($2 less if you bring 2 non-perishable food items).

Oct. 21: Medicare Monday – Updates and Changes for 2020. Learn about Parts A, B, C and D, premiums, deductibles and co-pays and much more, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at The Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Cir. Reservations: 1-866-294-3971 (See Ad on page 25 for more details)

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The Denver Art Museum will be home to the biggest exhibition of Claude Monet paintings in more than two decades. Starting Oct.. 21 through Feb. 2, more than 120 of his impressionist paintings will be on exhibit. The museum is located at 100 W. 14th Ave Pkwy in downtown Denver. For tickets ($27) go online at denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0130. Above is his Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge, painted in 1899.

Oct. 23: NAMI Colorado Springs Community Night – It’s an Open House 4-7 p.m. for National Alliance on Mental Illness’ new 1615 S. Murray Blvd location. Come and meet the NAMI folks along with other groups doing great work in our community. Food and beverages will be served.

Oct. 23: “A-Tisket-A-Tasket.” The Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at CC Bemis Hall. RSVP $50: Eventbrite.com/WCCSLuncheon.

Oct. 24: Theresa Caputo Live! Come witness the star of ‘Long Island Medium’ as she shares stories of her life and how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give comfort to them, that their loved ones who passed are still with them. 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. Tickets $46+: 719-520-7469.

Oct. 25: Summit Glen Gracious Retirement Craft Fair – Get started on your holiday shopping early! For sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be gorgeous jewelry, metal works, woodworking, needlework, hand-carved pens, holiday decorations and so much more. Summit Glen is at 4825 Old Farm Dr. Call Barbara 719-380-1409 for more information or to reserve a table.

Oct. 25: Opera League’s Fall Fest: Bon Appetit! Enjoy a French-themed dinner as ‘Julia Child’ bakes a real chocolate cake, chatting and sipping wine, while singing difficult music. Cash wine bar and silent auction, too. It’s 5-9 p.m. at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. RSVP $35 by 20th: 719-635-1394.

Oct. 26: Emma Crawford Races & Festival.  Manitou Springs – be there! The Coffin Race and Parade start at Noon. At 2:30 the Free Coffin Race After-Party starts in Soda Springs Park with lots of foods, a beer garden and awards announced. All day from 8 to 6, departing from Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., come hear ghost stories of real Manitou people in all their ghoulish details! That costs $10: 719-685-1454.

Oct. 26: Shalom/Salaam – A Celebration of Jewish and Arabic Music. This free concert, 7 p.m. at CC Packard Hall (5 W. Cache La Poudre) unites tradition Jewish danceable band Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe with the Middle Eastern ensemble Zuruna for a passionate concert.

Oct. 26: The Long Run – Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles. With four and five-part harmony, they reproduce all the 70’s hits of the Eagles (too many to list!). Sing along and dance to them all 8 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside. Tickets ($20+): 719-476-2200.

Oct. 27: Energy Rise: A Journey into Yin Yoga, Reiki, and Meditation. Join in at SunWater Spa for an afternoon  4:30-5:30 p.m. workshop to explore your body through yoga, reiki and meditation. To sign up ($35): 719-695-7007. The spa is at 514 El Paso Blvd in Manitou Springs.

Oct. 27: David Sedaris. This lovely man is a one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, a master of satire, and does great stand-up comedy! He will be at the Pikes Peak Center one day only at 4 p.m. Tickets ($29.75+): 719-520-7469.

Oct. 31: Halloween Party & Run with Scissors, an adult-only free dance party at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr. Come in costume if you like! Run with Scissors plays classic rock – all the songs you loved as a teenager. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7.

Oct. 31-Nov 3: Black Forest Guild Arts & Crafts Fall Show. It’s a Black Forest tradition where Guild members sell fine art, decorative arts, crafts and culinary delights. Free admission, Thurs-Sat 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. For more info: bfacg.org or call 719-330-7443.

Nov. 1: Ballet Hispanico celebrates traditional Latin dance styles, some contemporary choreography, propelled by theatrical passion! They will perform 7 p.m. at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets ($28.50+): 719-255-3232.

Nov. 1-2: Prince of Peace Arts & Crafts Fair, is in its 38th year, open 9 to 3 Friday and Saturday – come do one stop Christmas shopping. Lunch is provided at a nominal cost on both days. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Rd. 719-596-5293.

Nov. 2: Air Force Falcons Football kicks off at 1:30 p.m. vs Army, at AFA Falcon Stadium. For tickets ($27+) call 719-473-1895.

Nov. 2: Colorado Springs Senior Center Art & Craft Sale. For the last 26 years this has been one of the best sales to shop! All items for sale are handmade and you have never seen such beauties and bargains. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free admission, food trucks on site for lunch and plenty of free parking. See you there!