Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 25-Feb 26) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 25-Feb 26) in Colorado Springs

2017 Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off-  Sat Feb 25, 9:30am - 1:00 pm, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Ave & Park St, Manitou Springs

Admission: $0.50/taste. Can't make it down south this year for Mardi Gras? Come to Manitou Springs for a little taste of New Orleans when professional and amateur chefs put their best recipes forward for judging. Stick around for the parade which starts at 1pm. For more info, visit: Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff

Colorado Open Dan Zimpfer Classic, Sat Feb 25, 8:30am - 9:00 pm, Olympic Training Center 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs

Admission: TBD. Don't get enough of gymnastics, or have a budding gymnast? Head to the Olympic Training Center this Saturday to watch the Dan Zimpfer Classic. This event funds a scholarship for young men's gymnasts. For more information: Dan Zimpfer Classic.


GalaxyFest 2017 - Female Super Heroes, Fri Feb 24 - Sun Feb 26 starting at 9:00am, Antlers Hotel 4 S. Cascade Avenue

Admission: Varies. How can you go wrong with celebrities, costumes, eclectic pop art and pop culture? This event is kind of like ComicCon on steroids. If you go, you might get hooked! Sunday is Kid's Day with kids under 12 free with a paid adult. For more information: Galaxy Fest Colorado Springs.


HBA Home & Garden Show, Fri, Feb 24 3pm - 7pm, Sat Feb 25 10am-6pm, Sun Feb 26 11-4, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N Nevada Avenue

Admission: $5 per adult, 16 and under free. Bring a non-perishable donation to Care and Share for free admission. Today doesn't seem much like Spring, but it is technically around the corner. Dust off those winter blues and get yourself ready and inspired for Spring. Over 6,000 feet of landscaping ideas, home improvement vendors and more. For more information check out their website Home and Garden Show.


Collective Groove Dance Party, Sat Feb 25, 8:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive

Admission: $10 plus ticketing fee. Couple a new dance floor with some awesome live music and you will be dancing all night long. A new collective of artists promise a great time of groovy music and non-stop dancing. For more information: Collective Groove Dance Party

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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 18-Feb 20) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 18-Feb 20) in Colorado Springs

CS Youth Symphony's Winter Concert 'Ovation,' 'Pikes Peak Winds,' and 'Bravo! Winds' -  Sun Feb 19, 3 pm, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St

Admission: free. Come watch as the hard work of the Colorado Youth Symphony pays off in their Winter Concert. Two wind symphonies will be performed as well as a full orchestra arrangement. There will even be a raffle for some prizes. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

Children's Makerspace Workshop, Sat Feb 18, 2 pm - 3 pm, PPLD - Rockrimmon Branch 832 Village Center Dr

Admission: Free. Do your kids love to tinker? Head over to the Rockrimmon library where they can cut, copy and paste recycled materials into wonderful works of art. For more information: Rockrimmon Library.


Active Adults Club: Paint Mines Park Photography Workshop, Sat Feb 18 9:00-11:00 am, Paint Mines Regional Park

Admission: $20 adults only. Limit 12 participants. Join Colorado Springs photographer, Mike Pach, as he guides you through the fascinating Paint Mines park to capture the unique landscape of this park in east El Paso County. All levels welcome and be prepared for some light hiking. For more information: El Paso Co Parks.


Airbrush 101: Basic Airbrush Operation and Maintenance, Sat, Feb 18 1pm - 3pm, Humming Line Gallery 4851 Barnes Rd

Admission: $45 per student. Limited to the first six paid reservations.. Have you ever wanted to learn the art of Airbrush? This is a great time for students 15 and older to get an introduction to the paints and techniques of the craft as well as how to clean and maintain the equipment. For more information check out their website Humming Line Gallery.


Cripple Creek Ice Festival, Sat Feb 18, Sun Feb 19 beginning at 11am, Cripple Creek 200 Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Admission: Free. This is the 10th year that Cripple Creek has hosted the Ice Festival and it keeps getting better every year. Come watch the artists make their sculptures, take the kids on an ice slide and enjoy the street vendors for a fun day. For more information: Cripple Creek Ice Festival

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A Love Letter to My Clients

In honor of Valentine's Day, I am writing this love letter to all my clients. 

heart for valentine's day 

Dear Clients/Friends,

Thank you for allowing me to help you with one of the most important decisions of your life, one of buying and selling your home, one of relocating your family, one of financial change, one of great impact to you.   Thank you for trusting me to guide and advise you through the process.  Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to feel significant. 

Thank you for the knowledge this work has given me.  Thank you for the confidence I have gained.  Thank you for the difficulties it has posed which have forced me to grow in patience and wisdom.  Thank you for the income it has offered, enabling me to provide a great life for my daughter.  Thank you teaching me how to do this job the best way I can.

Thank you for sharing your personal stories with me.  I love hearing how you couples met, who your children are, what brings you joy and what sorrows you face.   I love knowing you so intimately that I learn your pet's names and get invited to your baby showers and weddings.  I love that we have laughed together, and I cherish that we have cried together.

What a gift you have all given of knowing you! 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Nicole Happel

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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 4, Feb 5) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 4, Feb 5) in Colorado Springs

1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar -  Sat Feb 4, 10-11 am, Integrity Bank and Trust, 13540 Meadowgrass Dr.

Admission: free, refreshments provided. Our own Courtney Gilmore joins Kevin Stevenson of Integrity Bank to host this seminar for 1st Time Home Buyers. If you are tired of renting, and ready for home ownership, come to this free seminar to hear some great advice. For more info, visit: 1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar

Science Saturday, Sat Feb 4, 10 am - 2 pm, Bear Creek Nature Center 245 Bear Creek Road

Admission: $30 members, $40 nonmembers. For students in 2nd -6th grade, come put your STEM skills to test in a fun day exploring Science and Nature. Dress for the outdoors, as the weather this weekend is supposed to be nice. For more information: Bear Creek Nature Center.


Billy Strings in Concert, Presented by Rocky Mountain Highway, Sat Feb 4 8:00pm, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave

Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Imagine a cross between an acoustic bluegrass enthusiast and a closet punk fan. Billy Strings will put on a tremendously energetic performance that will make you wish you had stuck with the guitar lessons. For more information: Billy Strings Tickets.


Star Days: I Love Space, Sat, Feb 4 10am - 4pm, Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive

Admission: Included in regular admission to the museum. Come see some great lunar, thermal, chemistry and constellation exhibitions that are sure to get you excited about space and science.. For more information check out their website Space Foundation Discovery Center.


Ute Pass Chamber Players Concert, Sun Feb 5 3:00-5:00pm, High View Baptist Church, 1151 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park, CO

Admission: $15, students $5. If the Ute Pass Chamber Players had their way, there wouldn't be a concert on Super Bowl Sunday. But since the Broncos aren't in it this year, this is their way of coping. There will be a special guest appearance by the Spiritus String Quartet. For more information: Ute Pass Chamber Players Concert

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Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 28, Jan 29) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 28, Jan 29) in Colorado Springs

7th Annual Touch-A-Truck Weekend -  Fri Jan 27 5-7pm, Sat Jan 28 9-4pm, Sun Jan 29 10-3pm, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center 3650 N Nevada Ave.

Admission: $5/person, $20/family of 5, under 2 free. The Junior League of Colorado Springs knows how to capture the interest of kiddos. This is the 7th year that the Junior League has used this fundraiser to engage families by creating a 55,000 square foot hands-on environment of pure trucks. The Friday event is for kids needing a quiet environment and a sensory friendly event. The regular event is on Saturday and Sunday. For more info, visit: Junior League of Colorado Springs

Intro to Winter Hiking with Elizabeth Barber, Sun Jan 29, 3:00 pm, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N 30th St

Admission: Free, donations accepted. Feeling the winter blues? Get outside and hike! Elizabeth Barber gives some tips on keeping warm and staying prepared during winter hiking. For more information or reserve a spot: Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center.


Steve Veatch's Basic Paleontology Course, Sat Jan 28 9:30am, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park

Admission: $20 plus museum admission of $11.50 per person. Were you that kid with an insatiable love for dinosaurs? Come learn more about ancient environments, fossils and get a practical introduction into paleontology. For more information: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Research Center.


Basics Of Cast Iron Cooking, Sat, Jan 28 2017 9am - 11am, Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Peppergrass Lane

Admission: $10 per member, $12 per non-member. Up your camping game with some unforgettable cooking around the campfire. Head to the Fountain Creek Nature Center to learn curing, cleaning, care and maintenance of cast-iron cookware. For more information check out their website Fountain Creek Nature Center.


Manitou Springs Great Fruitcake Toss, Sat Jan 28 1:00pm, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 502 Manitou Ave

Admission: Donation of one non-perishable food item, which benefits the Manitou Springs Community Pantry. Leave it to Manitou Springs to create a hugely popular event involving left over food. Manitou Springs has been hosting this event for over 20 years and it features the crowning of the Fruitcake King and Queen, feats of strength and talent and of course launching fruitcake. For more information: Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce.



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