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Free activities and events around Colorado Springs

Free events and activities

May 17 - 23, 2010 

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

Come play with your favorite Cow.

Tuesday
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Chick-fil-a Garden of the Gods Road

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

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

Wednesday
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Chick-fil-A N. Carefree, Colorado Springs

MOMS Club Breakfast in the Park / Membership Drive

We welcome mothers of all ages in northwest Colorado Springs (west of Academy, North of Platte/Hwy 24, South of Air Force Academy) to join us for breakfast and a morning of fun at the park. Learn more about our chapter, as well as the MOMS Club International. Meet existing members, moms, and children. Our members range from new moms to toddler chasers to seasoned moms with kids in high school. We invite you to join us in our journey of motherhood and parenting. It is truly a rewarding experience. Information: http://www.momsclubnwcos.com or http://www.momsclub.org if not in these boundariesmomsclubnwcos@yahoo.com

Wednesday
Starts at 10:00 AM
Location: Pinon Valley Park

Birth Network monthly meeting

This month Heidi Flight, AAHCC will be discussing 'How group beta strep (GBS) can affect the birth of your baby.’ Birth Network is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for a safe and satisfying pregnancy and childbirth. Meetings are free, families welcome.

Wednesday, May 19th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Whole Foods café

History Readers Refuge

The Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center, located at 1118 W. Cheyenne Rd., just east of the CM Junior High School, offers anyone interested in local and Western history a chance to share their thoughts an opinion on the subject. Each month, Richard Marold, editor of the Cheyenne Mountain KIVA Magazine, leads a discussion group on a pre-read article concerning the history of the Cheyenne Mountain region. This month and next, the subject is the history of the Trolley system in Colorado Springs. Any one 14 years or older is welcome to join us for cookies and cider while we discuss the article which can be down loaded from our website at www.cmheritagecenter.org and click on the History Reader's Refuge icon on the left. So jump on at 7pm Wednesday, February 17, 2010.

Wednesday
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center

Free Hearing, Speech & Language Screenings

Free hearing, speech and language screenings and car seat safety checks 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, May 21, at Memorial Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Printer’s Park Medical Plaza175 S. Union Blvd., Suite 255 Colorado Springs. No appointment is needed. Are your child’s hearing, speech and language skills on target? Find out at this free screening, conducted by Memorial pediatric speech pathologists and audiologists. While you’re there, have a certified car seat technician inspect your child’s car seat to make sure it’s properly installed. For further information, please call 719-365-5422.

Friday
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Memorial Pediatric Rehabilitation Center

Free Star Gazing - Bear Creek Nature Center

Join Colorado Springs Astronomical Society with their telescopes and take in the wonders of the Night Sky including moons, planets, nebula, star clusters and galaxies far, far away! Learn about telescopes, dress for the weather, and please no flashlights. This event takes place in the parking lot east of the Bear Creek Community Gardens located near 2002 Creek Crossing in Bear Creek Regional Park. For more information, contact Jim West, outreach@csastro.org or Bear Creek Nature Center at 520-6387.

Friday
8 p.m. – 11p.m.
Location: Bear Creek Nature Center


Memorial Day Celebration Walk - Rocky Ford Memorial Day celebration walk

The small Otero County town of Rocky Ford, CO, will be the scene of this year’s Memorial Day Celebration Walk on Saturday, May 22nd, jointly sponsored by the Woodland Wanderers and Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Clubs. Register any time between Noon and 3:00 PM at Christine’s, 209 N. Second Street in Rocky Ford and proceed at your own pace to finish by 6:00 PM, Both 5k (3.1 mi) and 10k (6.2 mi) trails on pavement will be offered, passing many historic buildings including a Carnegie Library and others on the National Registry of Historic Places. Strollers and wheelchairs can complete this event with some difficulty. For more information, including special motel rates for those wishing to stay overnight, please contact Sherry or Frank Sayers (719) 640-6745 or Russ Bechtold (719-667-5662 or e-mail to Woodland.Wanderers@PianoPines.com
or Walking@FalconWanderers.org

Saturday
Noon - 6 p.m.
Location: Christine's

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