Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 21, Jan 22) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 21, Jan 22) in Colorado Springs

What is Dementia? What to Expect at Each Stage -  Sat Jan 21 9:30am-12:00 pm, Home Care Assistance of El Paso County 13395 Voyager Parkway Suite #120

Admission: Free. The Home Care Assistance of El Paso County as teamed up with New Century Hospice to bring a very important 3 part educational series addressing dementia. The first part of the series focuses on defining Dementia and identifying each stage of the progress of the disease. Call (719)822-1229 to reserve a spot or visit: Home Care Assistance

WYNOT Radio Theatre in the Other Coast Caper, Sat Jan 21, 7:30 pm, Sunday Jan 22 2pm, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 30 W. Dale Street

Admission: $18 FAC members, $20 non-members. Need to tickle your funny bone this weekend? Head to the Fine Arts Center for a hilarious spoof of the Golden Age of Radio. For more information: Fine Arts Center.

 

Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, Sat Jan 21 7:30pm, Sun Jan 22 2:30pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts 190 South Cascade Avenue

Admission: $21 and up. Irish pianist Barry Douglas' interpretation of the massively popular Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, and a new composition inspired by Pikes Peak from Boulder composer Daniel Kellogg will make this an unforgettable performance. For more information: Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

 

Chinese New Year Festival, Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 10am - 4pm, Colorado Springs City Auditorium 221 East Kiowa

Admission: $6 Adult, $5 CSCCI members, children and Military, under 5 free. The Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute is holding their 16th annual Chinese New Year Festival. Join them for traditional dance, musical numbers, merchants and food vendors to celebrate the Chinese New Year. For more information check out their website Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute.

 

Colorado Floyd, Sat Jan 21 8:00pm, doors open at 7:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive

Admission: Free, no tickets required. For 4 years, Colorado Floyd has shown their love, talent and respect for Pink Floyd. Go see Colorado Floyd to get your jam band fix for the weekend. For more information: Stargazer's Theatre.

 

 

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Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 14, Jan 15) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 14, Jan 15) in Colorado Springs

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count -  Sat Jan 14 8:30-11:00 am, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

Admission: $5. Want to get outside this weekend and help out the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Join them for the Winter bird count. Good for the beginning birder as well for the more advanced lovers of birds. Reservations required by phone or online: Fountain Creek Nature Center

Jubal Flagg: Stand-Up Comedy, Sat Jan 14, 8:00 pm, Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Admission: $18-$23. This guy can do everything! From being a radio host on 98.9, to being a television personality to a writer and producer of comedy bits, Jubal has plenty of material for his stand up routine. . For more information: Stargazer's Theatre.

 

Kids' Quarterly: Starry Night Sleepover, Fri Jan 13 6:30pm - Sat Jan 14 7:30am, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road

Admission: $60 members, $65 non-members. Need some alone time away from the kids? Take them on a sleepover at Bear Creek Nature Center. Hiking, fire pits and s'mores all included. For more information: Bear Creek Nature Center.

 

Unfinished Romantic by Chamber Orchestra, Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 7pm, Broadmoor Community Church, Sun, Jan 15, 2017 2:30pm First Christian Church

Admission: $25 Adult, $20 Senior and Military. Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C Major Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D.759 “Unfinished” Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138, Franck Symphonic Variations for Piano & Orchestra with Dr. Zahari Metchkov, piano. For more information check out their website Chamber Orchestra.

 

Questions for the Map: Writing Travel Poetry, Sat Jan 14 10:00am - 12:00pm, Hooked on Books Downtown, 12 E. Bijou

Admission: Free. Love to travel? Love to write? Have we got a fun thing for you! Bring your maps, postcards and travel memorabilia to serve as inspiration for some travel related writing prompts. For more information: Poetry West Facebook Page.

 

 

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Why People Move to Colorado Springs

Why People Move to Colorado Springs

There are probably a gazillion reasons why so many people are moving to Colorado, year after year, and after 27 years of living here myself, here are just a few of my own:

WE HAVE JOBS! And we apparently have A LOT of them, and in a wide range of industries, especially in the professional and business sectors. As of November, 2016, the unemployment rate for the country was 4.6%. As of November, 2016, the unemployment rate for Colorado was 3.2%.

WE HAVE MOUNTAINS! The Front Range, to include Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo is no more than an hour and a half drive to world class hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, and some of the most breathtaking views of the majestic Rocky Mountains in the country. Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring, you will never be without a ton of different options as you head west into Colorado's mountains.

WE ARE FIT! Colorado routinely ranks in the top ten for healthiest states in the country, and we routinely have very low obesity rates. Combine those stats with 300+ days of sunshine a year, and the almost obscene popularity of physical, outdoor activities, and you find yourself with a very healthy and fit population!

WE HAVE PRO SPORTS! So, if you are into that, you have a plethora of which to choose. The Denver Broncos play at Mile High Stadium in Denver and you may or may not have heard that they won the Super Bowl last year. The Colorado Avalanche (hockey) and the Denver Nuggets (men's basketball) share the Pepsi Center in Denver and both are always fun and great for a night out! The Colorado Rockies play baseball at Coors Field which is one of the most spectacular stadiums in the country with the stunning Rocky Mountains in the backdrop. Colorado even has a professional soccer team and two professional lacrosse teams!

WE HAVE ARTS AND CULTURE! So, if you are into that, you also have plethora with which to choose. Colorado's music, dance, theatre, and visual arts organizations are known here for presenting popular masterpieces and innovative, creative new works pretty much year round. Our state's long tradition of stellar cultural events, performing arts series, and indoor and outdoor art festivals ensure that there is always something amazing to do and see here and you will are pretty much always guaranteed to be entertained!

Need more reasons to move to our great state? Give me a call! We could talk the benefits and beauty of living here until I am blue in the face! 

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Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 7, Jan 8) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Jan 7, Jan 8) in Colorado Springs

United States International Duo Piano Competition -  Fri Jan 6, 7:00 pm, Sat Jan 7 9:15, 10:30, 2:20, 3:45, 5:00, Sun Jan 8, 1:15, 2:45, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Avenue

Admission: Free. Have you ever seen a Duo Piano Competition? Now you have 3 days to catch your glimpse of this unique performance. This competition spans all ages and all levels. For more information: United States International Duo Piano Competition Organization

Wine & Watercolor - Evergreens & Trees, Sat Jan 7, 6pm-8:30pm, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale Street

Admission: $45 per person, $35 for members. Nothing goes better together than art, music and wine. Join the Beamis teachers for a class on Evergreens and Trees and enjoy a glass of wine to get your creativity off to a good start. For Registration and more information: Fine Arts Center.

 

Second Sunday Concert Series: The Taiko Society, Sun Jan 8 2pm, PPLD -Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive

Admission: Free. Traditional Japanese drummers will perform a lively and thunderous free concert at the 21c Library as part of their Second Sunday Series. A great show for all ages. For more information: Pikes Peak Library.

 

Paintings by Missye Bonds and Photography by John Fielder, Sun, Jan 8, 2pm-5pm, Rico's Cafe, Chocolate and Wine Bar, 322 N. Tejon

Admission: Free. This art opening features paintings and photographs of Strawberry Fields through different eyes and different seasons. Proceeds from the sale will support Save Cheyenne in the legal action to preserve and protect this land, our city park since 1885 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information check out their website Save Cheyenne.

 

Colorado Springs Fitness Expo, Sat Jan 7 10:00am - 5:00pm, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 East Kiowa

Admission: Free. Just in time for your New Year's Resolution, this Fitness Expo aims to get you on the right track for fitness. There will be fitness vendors, live fitness classes, studios and clubs onsite and even a fashion show to inspire you to look your best while working out. For more information: Colorado Springs Fitness Expo.

 

 

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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 31, Jan 1) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 31, Jan 1) in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents New Year’s Eve -  Sat Dec 31, 7:30 pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 South Cascade Avenue

Admission: $21 and up. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is ringing in the new year Broadway style. Some of their best vocalists will be performing classic Broadway songs from Cats, Victor Victoria, Wizard of Oz, Frozen and more. For more information: Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Whistle Pig's New Year's Eve Party and Five-Course Dinner, Sat Dec 31, 6pm - 1am Jan 1st, Whistle Pig Brewery, 1840 Old Dominion Way

Admission: $40 per person, $75 per couple. If you haven't noticed yet, the folks at the Whistle Pig Brewery love to throw a party. Join them on New Year's Eve for a 5 course dinner (prime rib or salmon), beer or wine with dinner, and a glass of champagne at midnight. Please call (719) 598-1339 to reserve your specific dinner time – reservations begin at 6 p.m. For more information visit the website of the Whistle Pig Brewery.

 

Noon Year's Eve, Sat Dec 31 10am-1pm, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd

Admission: Family Passes cover six people (ages 2+) for $25 for online pre-registration or $35 at the door. New Year's Eve parties are always catered toward adults and midnight. Here is a fun way to celebrate with the kids by counting down to Noon rather than midnight. For more information: Pikes Peak Children's Museum.

 

New Year's Super Bubble with Art Guffaw, Sat, Dec 31, Sat Dec 24th, 11am, 4pm, 7pm, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 South Tejon Street

Admission: $12 Family Four Pack $40. Who doesn't love bubbles? Here is another family friendly way to celebrate New Year's Eve with the Millibo Art Theatre. World-class clown Jim Jackson will have you laughing and calling out for more....Bubbles that is. For more information check out their website Millibo Art Theatre.

 

Suga Bear'’s New Year’'s Eve Dance Party, Sat Dec 31 9:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive

Admission: $30 - $45. Where else can you go in either Jeans or Sequins and no one will bat an eye? For a guaranteed good time, your best bet this year is the Suga Bear's New Year's Dance Party. Heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet will start at 10 p.m., party favors, and dancing all night to one of the hottest high-energy live bands from Colorado Springs. For more information: Stargazers Theatre.

 

 

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