5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to Do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Saturday, March 12th, 2016 - 12pm on Tejon Street from St. Vrain to Pioneers Museum

Lots to do this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Parade with it's floats, bagpipes and leprechauns kicks off at noon, but come earlier for the 50K Bike Ride at 8:30, the 5K Run at 10am and the Leprechaun Fun Run at 11am. Bring the whole family downtown join in the fun. For more info: www.csstpats.com.

 

Jay Leno at the Pikes Peak Center - Sunday, March 13th at 5 pm, 190 S. Cascade Ave.

Admission: $62-$117. One of the hardest working men in show business, Jay Leno comes to the Pikes Peak Center to do what he loves best, stand up comedy. Since retiring from "The Tonight Show", Jay has been focused on motorcycles and stand up comedy. Last year alone, he spent 210 days on the road. If you have missed seeing him in his late night role, this show is for you. For more info: http://www.pikespeakcenter.com/events.

 

Woodland Park Winter Market - Saturday, March 12th, 9am - 1pm, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave.

The Teller County Farmers Market Association presents the Monthly Indoor Market. This market runs the second Saturday from October through May. You can find vendors selling typical Farmers Market fare such as Vegetables from Greenhouse, Bread, Pies & Pastries; Jams, Honey & Pickles; Salsa &  Pasta; Birdseed, Birdhouses & Toys; Pet treats & Miscellaneous items; Natural Meats, Eggs & Cheese; Hot Food & Drink; Seasonal Specials; Holiday Wreaths & Swags. For more info: https://www.wpfarmersmarket.com/winter-market.html

 

"The Importance of Being Earnest" by the Milibo Art Theatre, Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm through March 26th

Admission: $16-$25. The Milibo Art Theatre presents this Oscar Wilde classic play. You are probably used to the original physical comedy of Birgitta De Pree and Jim Jackson, and they bring it in full force for this delightful play. The show is about two male friends who invent imaginary character in an effort to win over the women they desire. For more info: http://www.themat.org/the-importance-of-being-earnest-2/

 

Family Science Exploration Day - Wester Museum of Mining and Industry, Saturday March 12th 10am - 3pm

Admission: Free with standard museum entrance fees. Come join the WMMI and explore the world of science. With presentations from the AFA Cadets, Pikes Peak Soaring Club, CSU Electricity Demos, Physics is Phun, Science Matters, 3D printing demos and rocket demos at noon this day should keep any budding scientist in awe. For more info: www.wmmi.org

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5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

5 Things to do this Weekend in Colorado Springs

St. Patrick's Day Walk - Saturday, March 5th, 2016 - 2924 N. Beacon St.

The Falcon Wanderers invites you to our annual St. Patrick’s Day volksmarch on Saturday, March 5th in Colorado Springs. Come join us for some “green goodies” and an invigorating walk. The 5 & 10K routes are on city streets and sidewalks and along Monument Creek and along the nature trail. Routes are rated 1B. Strollers can complete the courses, wheelchairs are not advised. Leashed pets are welcome, but please no pets inside the Modern Woodmen building. Admission: $7.00

 

15th Annual Colorado Springs Community St. Baldrick’s Event - 1604 S. Cascade

Admission: Free Join elope Inc. at the St. Baldrick’s fun to conquer childhood cancers as volunteer “shavees” raise funds and shed their locks! Though professional barbers will be on hand, baldness is not required to get involved. This 15th-annual volunteer-organized fundraiser directly benefits St. Baldrick’s, and will feature outrageous headwear, activities, and face painting. FREE Registration requested at http://stbaldricks.org/events/elope Sponsored by elope, inc. More Information at: http://stbaldricks.org/events/elope

 

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” - Saturday, March 5th, 2016 - 30 W Dale St

Feb 13 - Mar 13 - Sat & Sun 1p & 4p In this vaudevillian romp, Elephant and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the Flippy Floppy Floory dance all night long! Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. More Information at: http://www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre-events/elephant-piggie-2/

 

Spring Cleanup for the Xeriscape​ Saturday, March 05, 2016 9:00 am- 10:00 am

David Wild, Colorado Master Gardener and owner, Wild Gardens LLC directs a workshop to get us ready for spring. Learn which plants to cut back, how to do it and when. We’ll cover common spring cleanup tasks with an emphasis on water-wise perennials, groundcovers, ornamental grasses and basic shrub pruning. Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center 2855 Mesa Road Directions Free Additional Dates Wednesday, March 09, 2016 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm

 

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops - Comedy Tonight - Saturday, March 05, 2016 7:30 pm

Performance Schedule Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM  Pikes Peak Center 190 South Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs, CO Directions $21.00

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Colorado Springs in the Top 20 Cities for Real Estate

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I just read a fun article in Realtor.com about which 20 cities have the hottest real estate markets right now. Guess what? Colorado Springs is in there! According to them, they rank a hot market by how many showings a home gets, how long houses stay on the market, and how many new sales the area is seeing. Here is the complete list, all 20 cities which are head and shoulders hotter than the rest of the country:

The hot list

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
  3. Dallas, TX
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Vallejo, CA
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. Santa Cruz, CA
  8. Santa Rosa, CA
  9. Stockton, CA
  10. Oxnard, CA
  11. Sacramento, CA
  12. Los Angeles, CA
  13. Boulder, CO
  14. Modesto, CA
  15. Eureka, CA
  16. Portland, OR
  17. Nashville, TN
  18. Colorado Springs, CO
  19. Palm Bay, FL
  20. Tampa, FL
 

 

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Youth Symphony - Sounds of the Season

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Sounds of the Season is the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's  annual holiday concert at the Pikes Peak Center.  Prepare to enjoy this great mid-season concert and start off your holiday music tradition at the biggest classical music venue in the Springs ! 

 

Date: Saturday December 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Location: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: Pikes Peak Center

Additional Info: http://csysa.com/content/concertsevents

  

 

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Stress-free Moving Tips

When selling a home, we always seem to have extra stuff we don’t want to take, i.e. furniture we won’t use or household goods to get rid of. Having gone through the selling process myself recently, this is fresh in my mind so I had to write about the best ways to get rid of pre-move stuff.

For large items like furniture, you can do a few things:

  1. Advertise them for sale on Craigslist. You can usually expect a higher price than you would get selling them at a garage sale, but be prepared. You won’t get top dollar for them on this site, and many buyers who shop here are looking for a deal!
  2. Consign them for sale. If it’s high end furniture, you can call a local consignment shop and get them to put it in their store. This usually brings in a higher price for each item, but the stuff has to be in great shape since consignment stores are particular about condition. We’ve got a local one in Colorado Springs called The Consignment Gallery. They will even come and pick it up for you, at their cost. You only owe them $35 as reimbursement once the item sells.
  3. Donate them to the ARC or Goodwill. Both charities have a curb-side pick-up service, free of charge! They will ask you to place the items on the curb the day prior. And that’s it. They come by and get your unwanted items for you. The local number to call for ARC pick-ups is 303-238-5263.

 

All of these came in very handy during my recent move. After all, who wants the added stress of moving all of that unwanted stuff? 

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