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.