1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar

1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar

In this crazy, fast-paced real estate market in Colorado Springs, if you blink you might miss out on getting the #1 home on your list. You need to know what you are doing and you need a good team on your side giving you the right advice. On Saturday February 4th, you are invited to a 1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar that will give you some great advice on going through the process of purchasing your first home. Courtney Gilmore, our agent at Springs Homes, teams up with Kevin Stevenson of Integrity Bank & Trust to cover financing, offers, mortgage payments and lots more. The seminar is being held at Integrity Bank and Trust 13540 Meadowgrass in Northgate, Saturday February 4th from 10-11am and refreshments are provided.


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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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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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Year-round Hiking Adventure at The Paint Mines in Calhan Colorado

Year-round Hiking Adventure at The Paint Mines in Calhan Colorado

Colorado is notorious for its fluctuating weather patterns.... snow possible in areas 10 months out of the year, but 300+ days of sunshine! This week is a fine example of this... snow and wind today, but we'll be back up to 60 & sunny by Wednesday/Thursday. That being said, for a girl who loves outdoor adventure, I try to hike year round. 

One of the most unique hiking adventures we've enjoyed is "Paint Mines Interpretive Park" in Calhan, Colorado. My pictures will be worth much more than words in this case. It's hard to explain the natural beauty of how the water and other weather has cut through the land, revealing seienite clay and jasper in an awe-inspiring display. I've heard about this place for years, but finally ventured over in the summer of 2016, so these photos are from the summer months. There are some paved walk ways, and dirt trails in & around the natural carvings. Calhan is east of Colorado Springs about 20 minutes. It definitely feels like you are driving into the middle of nowhere, and even if you park at the first marked parking lot and trail head, you can't quite imagine what you're about to see. Don't worry, it is a quick hike in.

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Be forewarned about weather!! We were here on a cloudy day, but I have heard the formations and rock can really hold onto the summer heat, so be cautious if you go on a particularly warm day. As with any day in Colorado, pack extra water! We enjoyed the clouds, but those summer storms can roll in surprisingly quick, so we ended up making a very quick jaunt back to vehicles before getting poured on. The Paint Mines are incredible to see and it makes you wish you paid more attention in geology to understand the origin of the beautiful colors.

Here is the El Paso County description and directions to the park...  http://adm.elpasoco.com/CommunityServices/ParkOperations/Pages/PaintMinesInterpretivePark.aspx


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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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