4:47 pm - Friday December 15, 2017

APPR 2012 – Survival: Against All Odds

Readers in the Pikes Peak region will explore the theme of Survival for six weeks in September and October with Pikes Peak Library District’s All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) selections. The titles are: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood,The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, and The World as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

 

With the assistance of community partners, PPLD will bring author Margaret Atwood to speak about her novel, The Year of the Flood, and the importance of taking care of the environment. Her visit to Colorado Springs on September 14 will kick off six weeks of programming that will run through the end of October. A complete list of this year’s APPR programs is available below and complete information about APPR 2012 is available at http://ppld.org/appr. Please join PPLD and its community partners at these APPR events this fall!

 

 

COMMUNITY SURVIVAL EVENTS

 

A Conversation with Margaret Atwood  

Connect in this presentation about survival with Margaret Atwood and learn about her novel, The Year of the Flood, which addresses the importance of taking care of the environment and ourselves. Atwood is a world renowned author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays and the recipient of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for her novel The Blind Assassin.

Fri., Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. – Shove Chapel at Colorado College

 

Community Survival through Innovation – The What If Festival                                                                                                                                                        This annual festival is a regional event that showcases the innovation and creativity of the Pikes Peak region. Attendees experience interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and performances occurring throughout downtown Colorado Springs.
Sat., Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – downtown Colorado Springs

 

APPR School Reading Challenge

Can you win the All Pikes Peak Reads Skate City Reading Challenge? Encourage students to read the children’s titles from All Pikes Peak Reads and you could win free skating passes, plus free pizza for your school at Skate City. Just register your school on the All Pikes Peak Reads website (ppld.org/APPR) and enter the number of readers in your class or school by November 7. Join 2011 winner Horace Mann for your own skate party!

September 1 – October 31 – Pikes Peak Region Schools

 

Walk, Run or Bike for Survival

Connect with the Suicide Prevention Partnership in a race for life! Enter the 15k or 5k run, 3k walk, or 23-mile bike ride! This year all participants will receive a memorial medal engraved with a loved one’s name or a pair of runners socks. Please indicate your choice on the registration form. Call 573-7447 with questions.

Sun., Sept. 30 – El Pomar Youth Sports Park

 

The Mayans and 2012 Survival

The 100th Celebration Metaphysical Fair will explore your personal response to the 2012 Mayan prophecy. Enjoy music, workshops, and many other fun activities, plus learn what is being said about the end of the Mayan calendar and what might happen on December 21, 2012. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children (under 12). Children under 3 get in free! Call 634-1810 for more information.
October 5 – 8 – Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.

Senior Survival – The Hillside Senior Health Fair
Good health is vital to survival. Join PPLD and over 30 health-oriented community partners to get information on local wellness resources. There will also be free screenings for the senses, bone density screenings, memory screening, diabetes testing (12-hour fast is recommended) and flu shots. For more information, call 520-9463 or visit springsgov.com.                                                                                                                                           Wed., Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – noon – Hillside Community Center,  925 S. Institute St.

Women’s Living Expo
Join thousands of women to experience a day of fun, entertainment, community, and connection. Explore health and wellness, plus disaster preparedness with PPLD and the Community Emergency Response Training Team in a workshop setting. It will be fun, entertaining, and enlightening. Tickets to the Expo are $5. More information at www.womenslivingexpo.com.
Sat., Oct. 13 and Sun., Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave.

 

ECONOMIC SURVIVAL

 

Local Economic Survival: Community Survival Fair

The Justice & Peace Commission presents a Community Survival Fair. The fair will feature exhibits from 1 – 4 p.m. on local food, local directories, barter and time bank systems, Repeat Boutique (swap-shopping), local currencies, slow money, ridesharing, crowd-sourcing, and other tools to keep our resources in the region.This event will also feature a mixer with food, drinks, and a screening of the film Growthbusters with Dave Gardner that will begin at 5:30 p.m. Register online at ppld.org

Sat., Oct. 13 – East Library

Business Survival: Tools for Change Conference 
The Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network’s annual conference is a showcase of local, regional, and national talent that supports local economic survival. The conference will empower attendees to make changes that will promote environmental and business survival. Tools for Change can be used for personal lives, businesses, and to enhance the community. For more information, call 471-0910.
Thu., Oct. 25 and Fri., Oct. 26 – Crowne Plaza, 2886 South Circle Drive

Family Survival: Pikes Peak Community Action Agency

The Family Stabilization Services (FSS) program addresses emergency needs such as rent or mortgage, utilities, food, medical prescriptions, assistance with obtaining a valid identification, housing rehabilitation, transportation, and budget counseling. PPCAA works with families to solve problems that may threaten a family’s progress toward self-sufficiency. Apply anytime. For more information, please visit: www.ppcaa.org.

 

SURVIVAL READINESS

 

Are You Ready for the Unthinkable?
Emergency Preparedness Planner Kathy Russell of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will address matters of emergency preparedness with examples from All Pikes Peak Reads reading selections and lessons learned from the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Sat., Sept. 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. – Monument Library

 

Survival Readiness: Community Emergency Response Training
Emergencies and disasters will happen. It’s just a matter of time. Are you ready?  Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) is a freecourse that provides citizens with basic training in disaster preparedness and response. Through classroom learning and hands-on training you will learn how to help yourself, your family, and neighbors during and immediately following a disaster. The course does not offer certification in CPR or first aid.
For more information, contact the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management at 719-385-5957 or cert@springsgov.com.
Oct. 2, 4, 9 and 11 from 6 – 10 p.m. – Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Parkway
Nov. 3 and 4 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Parkway

Emergency Evacuation Registry

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 has teamed up with many agencies to create an Emergency Evacuation Registry for El Paso County. The Registry is a database designed to help First Responders identify people who may not be able to evacuate without assistance during an emergency. The Registry is for El Paso County residents who have some type of condition or impairment that would limit their ability to safely evacuate their home in a time of emergency. Dial 2-1-1 to get registered.

 

 

FOOD FOR SURVIVAL

 

Food Deserts … in Colorado Springs?
Lunch and Learn with the City of Colorado Springs. Food deserts are areas within neighborhoods and communities with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods. UCCS students Joshua Hendrickson and Brandon Zimmerman as well as Colorado College student Melanie Yemma will share what they’ve learned and seek audience feedback regarding further research needs. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from reused City banners.
Wed., Sept. 19 from noon – 1 p.m. – City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 102

       

Survival Gardening

Learn how to grow your own food in the demonstration garden at the historic Harlan Wolfe Ranch. Pikes Peak Urban Gardens invites you to visit and pick delicious organic, locally grown, chemically-free veggies. This is an amazing experience for children. Pay only for what you pick!
Sat., Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. – noon – Harlan Wolfe Ranch, 915 W. Cheyenne Road

 

To Bee or not to Bee? That is the question

Join beekeepers Linda and Dave Overlin and Lee Derr for an introduction to beekeeping. Between them, these beekeepers have over 70 years of experience! You’ll gain an idea of what it takes to keep bees and where to go from there. Cost is $10 and covers instructor fees and supplies. Register by emailing overlinl@earthlink.net or call 576-7787.

Sat., Sept. 29 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. – Venetucci Farm, 5210 S. US Highway 85

 

Pikes Peak Library District Food Drive

Hunger is a problem 365 days of the year, but September 1 – October 1 is Hunger Action Month, a time when the whole nation not only ponders hunger, but commits itself to finding a solution. Join PPLD in a food drive to stop hunger! Drop your non-perishable food items at participating libraries. All donations will be given to Care and Share.
Sat., Sept. 1 – Mon., Oct. 1 – All Pikes Peak Library District locations

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SURVIVAL


Bike for Survival – The Greenway Trails Bike Tour

Do your part to lower petroleum usage and the carbon footprint of the city … at least for the day. Join other avid bikers and experience the beautiful Colorado Springs area through bike touring the Colorado Springs Greenway trails. Bike through Monument Valley Park, Rockrimmon, and end in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs. Then join with other revelers at the What If Festival. Sponsored by Pikes Peak Community College and The Clean Cities Coalition.

Sat., Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. – noon – Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St.

 

Recycling for Survival

Do you recycle?  By recycling about 30% of our waste every year, Americans save the energy equivalent of 11.9 billion gallons of gasoline. Bestway is on the frontline of this effort. Come and tour our region’s first Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The 50,000-square-foot building houses state-of-the-art equipment for automated separation of recyclable materials and is the first facility of its kind in southern Colorado. The MRF will sort and bale to specifications all of the single-stream recyclables collected through Bestway’s WayGreen program.
Fri., Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. – MRF, 4005 Interpark Drive

Fri., Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. – MRF, 4005 Interpark Drive

Fri., Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. – MRF, 4005 Interpark Drive

Fri., Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. – MRF, 4005 Interpark Drive

 

Trails and Open Space Coalition
Trails and Open Space Coalition is dedicated to the preservation of open space and parks, and the creation of a network of trails, bikeways, and greenways for the Pikes Peak region. This project will work on the trail connecting the Incline with Barr Trail. It’s a partnership between Friends of the Peak and The Incline Friends. Volunteers are needed to make this trail sustainable for the hundreds that use it daily! For information or to register, visit www.fotp.com/projects2012.html

Sat., Sept. 22 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Barr Trail, Manitou Springs   

 

Rocky Mountain Field Institute

Boots on the ground, shovels in the dirt, Rocky Mountain Field Institute is committed to restoring our most treasured natural areas one rock, one bucket, and one Blue Grama grass seed at a time. The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of public lands through volunteer-based trail and restoration projects, environmental education and restoration research. Come volunteer at these upcoming Garden of the Gods workdays. More information is available online at www.rmfi.org or call 471-7736.                                                                                                                              Sat., Sept. 29 and Sun., Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 6 and Sun., Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

                       

Energy Saving for Survival: Green Bag Lunch and Learn

Conserving natural resources and fossil fuels helps to preserve our natural environment and resources for future generations so energy efficiency makes good “cents.” Energy Efficiency Services Administrator Cathy Crawley and Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Conservation Specialist Doug Bursnall will gather local expertise to share unbiased, hands-on tips to help you get your home ready for winter.

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come also have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from reused City banners.

Questions? Contact Carrie McCausland at 385-2746 or cmccausland@springsgov.com.

Wed., Oct. 17 from noon – 1 p.m. – City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite102

 

 

STUDENT SURVIVAL – College Campus Events

Surviving the Unthinkable in Colorado History

Relating historical examples, from “Unsinkable” Molly Brown on the Titanic, to the Waldo Canyon Fire, PPCC History Professor Kathy Sturdevant will use Amanda Ripley’s book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, to analyze some Colorado historical survivors and why their stories matter.

Tue., Oct. 9 from 10 – 10:45 a.m.  – PPCC Rampart Range Library, 11195 Highway 83

 

Incredible Journeys and Incredible Books

Join a hodge-podge crew of puppets as they explore their own incredible journey to find the joy of books and themselves. Will they ask for directions? Who are we kidding? Dr. Stephen Collins, along with his Natural Resource Interpretation class, takes on literacy and survival on an incredible journey in this lighthearted look at how reading can be fun for kids.

Tue., Oct. 9 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. – PPCC Rampart Range Library, 11195 Highway 83

 

Lunch and a Movie: In the Wake of the Flood
Taking us behind the curtain of Margaret Atwood’s travelling medicine show, In the Wake of the Flood offers a candid, revealing portrait of the author as activist oracle — Atwood is the ultimate camp counselor, mounting a pageant to save the planet with a birdsong in her heart and a silent spring in her step. Enjoy the film and lunch from Louie’s Pizza.
Wed., Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – PPCC Centennial Campus Main Theater

ARTS AND SURVIVAL

Community Action: A Photo Project of The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency
Sponsored by FirstBank and Johnny Wilson Photography, this photo display presents a unique look into the lives of El Paso County’s working poor. The goal with this project is to show that together, our community can help individuals and families in need to survive and help them to get the tools they need to become self-sufficient.
Throughout September  East Library

Survival Fab-Lab
Work with Concrete Couch and the Business of Art Center on this free, weekly, drop-in program which features using recycled materials and the awesome knowledge within our community to:

  • fix old things and give them a new lease on life
  • learn new skills (welding/woodworking/ceramics/etc) to build things you need or just for fun
  • recycle your old building materials or find some (for free) to use on your projects
  • share your skills with others. Together we can get more done!

Wednesdays, Sept. 12 – Oct. 31 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30p.m. – Business of Arts Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

Survival Against All Odds – The Music
The one-hour original radio program on 88.7 KCME-FM is “survival” music that will highlight the musical score’s ability to evoke the full range of emotions. Enjoy an inside look at some of your favorite survival movies with a musical twist. Discover how the correct selection of music intertwines with the visual elements of a film to create an integrated experience for filmgoers.
Sun., Oct. 21, from 3 – 4 p.m. – 88.7 KCME-FM

The Titanic Disaster of 1912: As Seen Through the Eyes of Coloradans
This Special Collections display focuses on the accounts of Coloradans who experienced the Titanic disaster firsthand, including survivors Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown of Denver and the Caldwell Family of Colorado Springs, as well as Charlotte Touzalin and May R. Birkhead, Colorado Springs natives who witnessed the rescue of the Titanic lifeboats from the decks of the Carpathia. This display features reproduced images from the Library of Congress’s collection and first-hand witness accounts of the disaster and the subsequent rescue mission.
September 14 – October 31 – Special Collections, Penrose Library

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Colorado Springs
Between 1918 and 1920, a lethal influenza virus went on to kill an estimated 50 million people worldwide. Colorado ranked fifth in the U.S. in 1918 influenza mortality rates and Colorado Springs had its share of woes when the virus broke out among the Student Army Training Corps at Colorado College. The virus would go on to cause the Colorado Springs city health officer to order the closing of schools, churches, theaters, pool halls, libraries, and “every public meeting place of every character,” as a measure to avert a disaster. This display provides of an illustrated timeline of events as the virus spread throughout Colorado Springs in 1918.

September 14 – October 31 – Special Collections, Penrose Library

SURVIVAL ON FILM

Survival Shots – Photo Contest

The City of Colorado Springs’ Office of Innovation and Sustainability (OIS) and Pikes Peak Library District have teamed up to create a photo contest coinciding with this year’s All Pikes Peak Reads selections surrounding the theme of Survival. The City is committed to promoting environmental excellence through efficiency, resource conservation and self sufficiency. Whether or not you have read this year’s selections, we can all relate to the need to prepare for devastating emergencies, food security, and resource conservation. Show us how you, your family, coworkers, or neighbors are practicing sustainability!

Check out www.facebook.com/CS.OIS for a link to the photo contest. Submit and/or vote through Oct. 26 for pictures of yourself engaged in actions relating to Resource Conservation and/or Food Security. One winner in each category will be selected based on the number of votes to win prizes valued at more than $200 fabulous prize basket filled with local, sustainable goodies. So enter your pictures early and get your friends to vote as if the end were near. (You never know, it just might be.)

Film Screenings

Surviving Disaster (based on The Unthinkable)
Mon., Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. – Cheyenne Library
Fri., Sept. 21 from noon – 2 p.m. – Monument Library (lunch provided; registration required; call 488-2370)
Wed., Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. – Monument Library (for teens only)
Fri., Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. – High Prairie Library
Wed., Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. – Sand Creek Library

GrowthBusters
Sat., Oct. 13 at 3:30p.m. – East Library

Bag It

Sun., Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. – Penrose Library

Tue., Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. – East Library

 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS

 

The Year of the Flood

Thu., Sept. 27 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Care and Share (2605 Preamble Point)

Thu., Oct. 11 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. – Penrose Library

 

The Unthinkable

Thu., Sept. 13 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. – Penrose Library

Wed., Oct. 10 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. – Monument Library (Teens ONLY)

 

Intergenerational Book Discussions: Life as We Knew

Thu., Sept. 20 from 7 – 8:45 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library

Wed., Oct. 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. – Briargate Library

Mon., Oct. 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Penrose Library

Tue., Oct. 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – East Library

Sat., Oct. 13 from 3 – 5 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library

Sat., Oct. 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. – Fountain Library

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

Film Screening

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

This is a remarkable adventure story of three domesticated pets, two dogs and a cat, embarking on an extraordinary journey through untamed wilderness to find their way home.

Sun., Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. – Penrose Library

 

Raptor Survival

Real hawks, owls, and vultures encounter many obstacles in their quest to live in the wild. Meet some of these magnificent survivors and hear their stories, and make a small raptor puppet to take home. Presented by the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo or Nature’s Educators of Aurora.

Sat., Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. – Palmer Lake Library

Sat., Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library

Sat., Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library

 

Survive Adventures with Book Dawg
“Book Dawg” features two very quirky Mutts who roam through the library and journey into books where they discover adventure, possibility, and even their own super powers. Join The Millibo Art Theatre’s Birgitta DePree and Sarah Barad as they explore other wild worlds.

Sat., Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library

Sat., Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. – Westside Community Center, 628 West Bijou St.

Sat., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. – Fountain Library

Sun., Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. – Sand Creek Library

Sat., Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Millibo Art Theater, 1367 Pecan St.

Sun., Nov. 4 at 1 and 2 p.m. – Millibo Art Theater, 1367 Pecan St.

 

Celebrate Water for Survival

Join us for a Water 2012 program about the value of water- and its necessity for all living things. Enjoy a storytime and let your children make snow with us!

Tue., Sept. 18 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. – Ruth Holley Library
Thu., Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. – Old Colorado City Library

 

Indiana Bones and the Search for the Crystal Skull

Join Indiana Bones, aka storyteller and Emmy winner Mike McCartney, as he takes you on the search for the Crystal Skull. Will your quest be successful? Will you survive? Come and find out as you explore other times and places through action, adventure, ancient legends, archeology, mythology and folklore!

Sat., Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. – Briargate Library

Sat., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. – East Library

 

Fire Survival Day

Learn how to survive a home-based fire inside of the County’s new fire demonstration trailer. It is so real you can smell the smoke! Visit with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Police Department, and Colorado Springs Utilities for safety training. Plus, every child can build a free fire-truck in the Home Depot Kid Workshop. El Paso County Search and Rescue will also be on hand for other fun presentations.

Sat., Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Home Depot, 102 N. Academy Blvd.

 

Survival Skills for Girls

Girl Scouts is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2012, and one of the many ways GSUSA is marking this historic event with exciting new badges. The new national Girl Scout Program is contemporary, fun, exciting and engaging for girls and leaders. Earn your first badge as a Girl Scout by learning how to Survive Against All Odds.

September and October 2012

 

Cool Science

Join a week of science-related events for all ages throughout the Pikes Peak region. Begin with the Cool Science Carnival – hands-on activities and exploding demonstrations! Throughout the week, take part in a Science Film Festival for all ages, model plane soaring, stargazing, sun viewing, nature walks, science talks, wildlife discussions, a crime lab tour, teacher workshops, a science scavenger hunt, geocaching, a Rubik’s Cube competition, Antarctic research, and more! The week opens with the hands-on Cool Science Carnival, Sat., Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at UCCS. For a complete schedule, visit CSCoolScienceFestival.org

 

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Film Screening

The Hunger Games

Sun., Sept. 16 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. – Briargate Library

 

Urban Teen Survival

Celebrate APPR with Caliba – DJ. Mike Gomez and break-dancers from CIVA!. Prizes will include new copies of Susan Pfeiffer’s Life As We Knew It. All ages welcome and refreshments will be served. Good times guaranteed!

Fri., Sept. 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Briargate Library

 

Survival Bracelets

Will you be prepared if disaster strikes? You will be if you have a survival bracelet! The cord in the bracelet can be used as fishing line, a tourniquet, a snare, or many other things. For teens in grades 6 -12.

Wed., Sept. 19 from 3 – 5 p.m. – Sand Creek Library

Wed., Sept. 19 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library

Sat., Sept. 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Penrose Library

Mon., Sept. 24, all day (while supplies last)    – East Library

Sat., Sept. 29 from 3 – 4 p.m. – High Prairie Library

Fri., Oct. 5 from 4 – 5:45 p.m. – Ute Pass Library

Mon., Oct. 15 from 3 – 4 p.m. – Briargate Library

Wed., Oct. 17 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. – Monument Library

Tue., Oct. 23 from 4 – 6 – Fountain Library

 

When Zombies Attack

Teens! Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie attack? Join us for this lively and interactive game and discussion about what you would do if zombies attacked. We will also have a great selection of zombie literature and nonfiction for you to check out!

Sat., Oct 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library

 

World Affairs Council High School Symposium

The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will host its 23rd annual Free High School Symposium. This year’s topic will be China and will address keys to survival. The free symposium will feature a keynote address, a debate between teams from Colorado College and the Air Force Academy, several roundtable discussion groups for students to participate, a plenary session that presents the major conclusions of the respective roundtables, and, after lunch, a film related to the topic and a discussion of the film. For information on how to register for the free symposium, go tocsworldaffairs.org.

Thu., Sept. 27 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Colorado College, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre

 

SPECIAL SURVIVAL GATHERINGS

 

Cowboy Poetry – A Tribute to The Flying W Wranch

Since 1953, The Flying W Ranch featured; outdoor chuckwagon suppers, western singing, cattle drives and western style living history areas. Unfortunately the Flying W was destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Join acclaimed regional cowboy musicians and poets in a poignant tribute to this beloved icon of local Western Culture.

Sat., Sept. 29 from 3 – 6 p.m. – East Library

 

Silent Witness – A Survivors Movement of TESSA

TESSA will present Silent Witness, an art installation paying tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of Domestic Violence in El Paso and Teller Counties. Join us for this powerful exhibit which shares the story of each victim.

Fri., Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. – noon – Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St.

 

The Story Project: Survival Stories

The Story Project will feature real life stories of survival. This program is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.

Fri., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. – Marmalade at the Smokebrush Theater, 219 W. Colorado Ave.

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