Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • Must See Must Do: Top entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    There's music downtown in the alley Friday with Waterbear and Eros and the Eschaton. Waterbear is a group of familiar local musicians and Eros and the Eschaton are ready to release their first album in August. Check them out at 8:30 p.m. at The Modbo and SPQR, 17C E. Bijou St. $5...

  • AROUND TOWN: Spicy night for Women's Resource Agency

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    They were doing a happy dance. Part of the dance party was inspired by the muscular, firefighter-calendar models who were volunteering that night for a crowd of partying women. Add to that the evening's signature drinks: Cinnamon Whiskey and iced tea, Cinnamon Whiskey and cream...

  • AROUND TOWN: Chocoholic Frolic a sensory delight Kidpower gala

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Kidpower knows the secret of success: chocolate, and lots of it. The annual Chocoholic Frolic is a sold-out gala year after year, including enticing 500 attendees to the 2015 benefit May 2 at The Pinery at the Hill. More than $70,000 was raised to help Kidpower (

  • AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning, Camille Bzdek Blakely and her daughter, Patrice Winsor, stunned attendees,...

  • 20 things to do in the Colorado Springs area on Memorial Day weekend

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Here are your best bets for fun and entertainment this Memorial Day weekend around Colorado Springs and beyond: - For a list of closures, click here.  - For The Gazette's Summer Fun guide, click here. Here's a list of entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area:...

  • AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more. The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab...

  • AROUND TOWN: Guild celebrates Mother's Day and the Philharmonic

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    It was a flower-filled celebration of Mother's Day and a successful Philharmonic season. Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech, wife Monica Sabate and 2-year-old son Marc visited with 100 Philharmonic Guild guests, had enthusiastic discussions of the two sold-out Pops performances of...

  • Must See Must Do: What's happening around Colorado Springs this weekend

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Must See Must Do: What's happening around Colorado Springs this weekend FRIDAY An interesting juxtaposition of Colorado Springs of old inside an acclaimed sustainable, green building. City Works 2.0 by Glenn W. Murray, photo documentarian of the Pikes Peak region's local building,...

  • AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope Breakfast

    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their forever home. They had been displaced and misplaced too often, their father, Doug Anderson, told 1,400 CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch guests on April 30. The boys had been relocated here after Hurricane...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball 2015: Indiana Bones and Raiders of the Lost Bark

    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Turn "Indiana Bones" loose at the Fur Ball and doggies and kitties all over southern Colorado benefit. The 18th annual Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gala, Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark, drew more than 400 animal lovers to Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April...

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