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Free activities and events around Colorado Springs

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Free events and activities

May 31 - June 5

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Lizzie Loo, Mini Moo and Music Too. - Chick-fil-a Garden of the

Gods Road

Come play with your favorite Cow. Event occurs every Tuesday.

Tuesday

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location:   Chick-fil-a Garden of the

Gods Road

Target Tuesday Nights: Free Admission Afternoon - Denver Children's Museum

Target is committed to giving back to the communities where their guests and team members live and work. Through their generous sponsorship to the Children's Museum of Denver, families can play for free the first Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Denver Children’s Museum

Manitou Springs Library Lawn Concert - Manitou Springs

Tuesdays evenings. Bring a blanket to sit on, or bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of: Phil Volan & Joleen Bell 

Tuesday

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location:   Manitou Springs Public Library

Geology Walk - Garden of the Gods Visitor and NatureCenter

Geology Walk through the Perkins Train and CentralGarden. Reservations required, limited to the first 25. Please remember to dress for hiking. Wear tennis shoes, hats and sunscreen. Bring water.  In addition, the Visitor and NatureCenter offers free daily guided walks at 10am and 2pm. Free nature presentations are giving throughout the day.  

Tuesday

6:30 p.m.

Location:   Garden of the Gods Visitor and NatureCenter

Playdate with the Cow - Chick-fil-a N. Carefree and Powers

Come play with your favorite Cow as you make a craft.

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location:   Chick-fil-A N. Carefree, Colorado Springs

Prairie Falcon Walk - Garden of the Gods Visitor and NatureCenter

Meet in the Garden of the GodsPark at the main parking lot trailhead at 5pm. Learn more about this fascinating bird-of-prey and then walk with us to view the falcons on their nests. Dress appropriately for a hike and don't forget your water bottle. All ages are welcome. Once the fledglings leave the nest, this program will not continue. Please call ahead if you are planning a visit in July.  

Wednesday

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location:   Garden of the Gods Visitor and NatureCenter

Walk Back in Time with the Magpie Players - Garden of the Gods Visitor and NatureCenter

Enjoy ad delightful, historical play detailing the lives of the colorful characters that have made their mark on Garden of the GodsPark and the Pikes Peak Region.  All ages welcome. Reservations are not required.  

Thursday

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Garden of the Gods Visitor and NatureCenter

Pikes Peak Young Composers

Founded by Leonard Rhodes in 1995, the Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Workshop was created to provide an opportunity for young composers in Colorado to create music, attend workshops and classes with professional musicians and composers, and publicly perform their music. For information, call 719-593-1831, or go to www.pikespeakyoungcomposers.org.

Friday

7:30 p.m.

Location:   ColoradoCollege, Packard Hall

Kid's Fishing Derby - FountainCreekNatureCenter

It’s a free fishing weekend for all ages in Colorado but only kids ages 15 and under are invited to catch a “big one” and receive prizes at the Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain

Creek RegionalPark where everyone is a winner.  Learn the basics of fishing, cast for prizes, and catch fish.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Primary sponsors include Outlaw Baits, Colorado Division of Wildlife and El PasoCountyParks.

Saturday

9:00 a.m.- Noon

Location:   FountainCreekNatureCenter

Kids Workshop - The Home Depot

The Home Depot's Kids Workshops offer useful projects including the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as a window birdhouse, bughouse or Declaration of Independence frame kit. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin. Ages 5-12.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. - Noon

Location:   Your Nearest Home Depot store


Tri-Lakes Native American Festival and Concert - Presented by PalmerLake Historical Society

Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m. The Palmer Lake Historical Society, with the Tri-LakesCenter for the Arts and Project Lighthouse, is sponsoring a one-day Native American Festival. This is a celebration of Native history and culture and will include storytellers, demonstrations of Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, an exhibit of birds of prey by HawkQuest, and plenty of Native vendors and food. The Festival will end with a concert at the ArtCenter featuring Native American Music Award-winning musician Arvel Bird, who will be accompanied by Native dancers. This Festival is not a powwow - drums by invitation only! This is an educational event for the entire family and an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Native culture, history, dances and music. Storytellers will provide a verbal history of their tribes; Native singers will explain the meaning and significance of the drum and songs. Native dancers will describe the different regalia worn by dancers and explain and demonstrate some of the various Native dances. Native artists and craftsmen will demonstrate their skills and exhibit their paintings, jewelry, beadwork, and more. HawkQuest will exhibit birds of prey and answer questions about these birds, which have great meaning in the Native culture. Arvel Bird, a Paiute/Métis Native Fiddler /Flutist, will close out the Festival with an evening concert at the Tri-LakesCenter for the Arts. This will be a fun and entertaining evening for all.

Saturday

10:00 a.m.

Cost: festival is free, concert is $15

Location:   Tri-LakesCenter for the Arts

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