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Around Town: Save these dates for 2018 nonprofit fundraisers around Colorado Springs

December 31, 2017 Updated: February 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm
photo - Heart Ball "A Midwinter Night's Dream:" Troy and Heather Twesme
021917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Heart Ball "A Midwinter Night's Dream:" Troy and Heather Twesme 021917 Photo by Linda Navarro 

Nonprofits in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are busy planning a new year filled with fundraising galas, benefits, sports activities and well-known speakers.

Here are the dates to remember and mark on your calendar to start the year. More will be announced later.


Jan. 13: Temple Grandin, keynote speaker, Autism & Asperger Connections Make a Difference Dinner, Hotel Elegante,

Jan. 13: "Dogfight" by composers of "La La Land," benefit for Fine Arts Center's Theatre School, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, tickets:

Jan. 20: "A Legacy of Ice" tribute to 80-year ice skating history at The Broadmoor, honoring Peggy Fleming Jenkins, benefits U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund and USA Hockey Foundation,

Jan. 20: Dream Big Gala, African American Youth Leadership Conference, 25th anniversary, Antlers hotel,

Jan. 21: Golden Lotus tea and fundraiser, Golden Lotus Foundation, Silver Pond Restaurant, 6523 N. Academy Blvd.,

Jan. 31: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse,


Feb. 3: Ent Center for the Arts, Opening Gala, UCCS

Feb. 6: Tim Tebow, keynote speaker, Colorado Springs Christian School Lion's Heart Celebration,

Feb. 9-10, 23-25, March 3: Rock 'N Bowl - Play for JA, Junior Achievement, The Summit,

Feb. 10: 35th annual Heart Ball, Colorado Springs American Heart Association, Broadmoor International Center,

Feb. 10: Valentines Tea, McAllister House,

Feb. 13: Leadership Pikes Peak Community Awards, Garden of Gods Collection,

Feb. 16: Monte Carlo Masquerade Gala, The Chorale, Hotel Elegante,

Feb. 17: Angel Gala, The Broadmoor,

Feb. 21: Supper club, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," Pikes Peak Opera League benefit for Opera Theatre of the Rockies' "Aida,"Patty Jewett Clubhouse,

Feb. 22: Spud Webb, keynote speakers, Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Awards, Antlers hotel,

Feb. 24: Tom Naughton Roast, Cheyenne Village, Antlers hotel,

Feb. 25: Family Promise

Feb. 28: Celebrate Youth in the Arts breakfast, Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and Youth Symphony, Antlers hotel,


March 2-4: Touch-a-Truck, Junior League, sensory evening Friday, March 2, Norris-Penrose Event Center,

March 3: International Women's Day, The Pinery at the Hill, Facebook

March 6: Women's Foundation of Colorado luncheon, "Women Achieving Greater Economic Security," Antlers hotel,

March 8-10: Colorado Springs Wine Festival, Wines of Southern France, The Broadmoor,

March 9: Center for Nonprofit Excellence Nonprofit Day, The Antlers hotel,

March 10: SKSF Bowlathon, Special Kids Special Families, King Pin Lanes,

March 15: Recipe for Hope, Care & Share Food Bank, The Broadmoor,

March 15: Hometown Heroes, Chuck Murphy, Humanitarian Award, American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado, The Broadmoor,

March 15: Reason to Hope Luncheon, Alzheimer's Association, Antlers hotel,

March 17: St. Patrick's Day Gala, Catholic Charities, Cheyenne Mountain Resort,

March 22: YMCA Annual Celebration, Broadmoor International Center


April 3: "Masked Till Midnight," masquerade, casino night, Angels Against Alzheimer's, Norris Penrose Event Center,

April 5: Annual Luncheon, Colorado Springs Teen Court, DoubleTree Hotel,

April 7: Tri-Lakes Chamber Annual Awards Dinner, Marriott Hotel,

April 11: Joe Henjum Senior Accolades, Senior Resource Council, Mining Exchange,

April 13: Broadmoor Garden Club presents: “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, The Plants and
Places that Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales” featuring author Marta McDowell, First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Ave., coffee 9:45 a.m., presentation 10:30 a.m.

April 18: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse,

April 21: Red Ribbon Ball, Southern Colorado AIDS Project, honoring Mary Ellen McNally and Mary Lou Makepeace, Cheyenne Mountain Resort,

April 21: Rhymes, Spines and Minds Literacy Festival, Black Educator's Network, UCCS, reservations Facebook Black Educator's Network

April 21: Family Ball, Never Alone Foundation, Broadmoor's Cheyenne Lodge, Facebook The Never Alone Foundation

April 25: CASA Light of Hope, Antlers hotel,

April 26: Discover Goodwill Annual Dinner, The Broadmoor,

April 28: Culinary Passport, Pikes Peak Chefs, Julie Penrose Hall, St. Paul's Church,

April 28: Fur Ball, Cheyenne Mountain Resort,

April 28: UCHealth Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala, The Broadmoor,

April 28: Dodgeball Classic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Air Force Academy,


May 3: Chef Showcase, Rocky Mountain Health Care Services, Olympic Training Center,

May 3: NAMI Stepping Into the Light breakfast, The Broadmoor,

May 5: Chocoholic Frolic, Kidpower of Colorado, Pinery at the Hill,

May 5: 25th anniversary Gala and Auction, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Resort,

May 12: Mothers Day Tea, McAllister House Museum,

March for Babies, March of Dimes, 

May 16: Sports Corp Golf Tournament, Country Club of Colorado,


June 6: Pikes Peak United Way Community Celebration, Broadmoor Hall,

June 7: Veterans Cup Golf Tournament, The Home Front Cares, Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia,

June 8: Cowgirls & Cocktails, Norris-Penrose Indoor Events Center, Cowgirls & Cocktails on Facebook

June 8-10:  Rally for the Cure tennis and gala, Broadmoor Tennis, Largest Komen Rally for the Cure in the country

June 9: Heart & Stroke Walk, Colorado Springs American Heart Association, Weidner Field,

June 16: Zoo Ball, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo,

June 20: Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast, downtown, benefits military and families, CSWesternStreetBreakfast on Facebook

June 21: The Longest Day, country wide, Alzheimer's Association,

June 23: Climb for Courage Stair Climb and Family Festival, Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation, AFA Falcon Stadium,

June 23: SKSF Bluegrass, Brews & Brats, Manitou Springs Memorial Hall,


July 14-15: Friends of Extension (FOX) Garden Tour, north central Colorado Springs,

July 17: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse,

July 19: Urban Peak Off the Street breakfast, under the Colorado Avenue Bridge,

July 28-29: Friends of Mueller State Park Fine Art Show & Sale, Mueller State Park Visitor Center,

July 30: Cameron Memorial Golf Tournament, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado, The Broadmoor,


Aug. 3: Golf Classic, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Cheyenne Shadows at Fort Carson,

Aug. 7: Going for the Green Golf Classic, BBB,

Aug. 16-19: An Enchanted Weekend, Discover Goodwill, Garden of the Gods Club and Kissing Camels Golf Course,

Aug. 20: Golf Classic, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Touchstone Energy, Perry Park Country Club, Larkspur,

Aug. 23: Gift of History Breakfast, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Antlers hotel,

Aug. 25: British Invasion Gala, Silver Key Senior Services, Cheyenne Mountain Resort,

Aug. 25: Annual Ice Cream Social, McAllister House,


Sept. 8: FAC Gala, Fine Arts Center at Colorado College,

Sept. 15: Walk to End Alzheimer's, America the Beautiful Park,

Sept.15 (tentative): TESSA Gala, The Broadmoor,

Sept. 21: "Dancing with the Stars" winner and wounded veteran J.R. Martinez, keynote speaker, Golden Boot Gala (formerly For the Love of the Troops), The Home Front Cares, The Broadmoor,

Sept. 22: "Groovin' in September," REACH Pikes Peak, the Mining Exchange Grand Ballroom,

Sept. 28: Colorado Excellence Awards Gala, BBB,

Sept. 28: Koats 4 Kids Gala, The Pinery at The Hill, Koats4Kids on Facebook

September (date TBD): Night of White Lights, Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, location revealed that night


Oct. 3: ALLY Up Breakfast, Inside Out Youth Services, Antlers hotel,

Oct. 17: 100+Women Who Care, The Warehouse,

Oct. 18: Big Night Out, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, The Pinery at the Hill,

 Oct. 18: Signature Chefs Auction, March of Dimes.

Oct. 27: 22nd annual Vintner Dinner, Children's Literacy Center, The Broadmoor,

Oct. 23: Colorado Spring Sports Hall of Fame, Broadmoor World Arena,


Nov. 2 or 9: Jewel of a Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Teen Court, Norris-Penrose Event Center,

Nov. 6: Breakfast of Champions, keynote speaker to be announced, Peak Vista, The Broadmoor,

Nov. 7: Pikes Peak Opera League Fall Fest, 40th anniversary celebration, benefit for Opera Theatre Goes to School,

Nov. 10: Gingerbread & Jazz, Early Connections Learning Centers,

Nov. 17: YOT Club, The Mansion, YOT Club on Facebook

Nov. 17: Holiday Dinner and Dance, Senior Resource Council, City Auditorium,


Dec. 1 and 8, Christmas Teas, McAllister House Museum,

Dec. 22: Debutante Ball, The Broadmoor

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