Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • AROUND TOWN: The Y honors volunteers, imagines what's to come

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    "Imagine" was the challenge and the charge from Boyd Williams, ebullient daydreamer and president/CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. "Imagine" set the tone for the 136th annual meeting and volunteer celebration Feb. 19 at the Antlers Hilton. There's huge potential for the Y's...

  • AROUND TOWN: Wine Festival Grand Tasting benefits Conservatory

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Magnifico! A weekend with Paolo, Matteo, Mario, Jeanneth Angel and Antonio and the best wines from what's known as the top half of the boot: Piedmont and Tuscany. The 24th annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs on Feb. 19-21 went Italian in a big way, featuring winemakers Paolo...

  • Must See Must Do: Entertainment options around Colorado Springs this week

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    "Sea Marks" is a Purl family tradition and a labor of love. It was 30 years ago that actress/author Mara Purl and Christopher Law were featured in the play at the Fine Arts Center. Mara calls "Sea Marks" "romantic, haunting, poignant." The director: Mara's father, theater pro Ray Purl....

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

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Are you looking for something fun to do this week? Here are a few entertainment options in our area to get you started. Dreaming about that beautifully landscaped yard that could be hiding underneath the snow or just in your daydreams? Find help in making those dreams reality at this...

  • AROUND TOWN: Hundreds help Celebrate Youth in the Arts

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The lobby and ballroom of Hotel Eleganté were transformed into a Hall of the Arts on Feb. 12 as 460 guests went to breakfast to Celebrate Youth in the Arts, a benefit for the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and Colorado Springs Children's Chorale. Sounds greeting those arriving as...

  • AROUND TOWN: Walmart gives half a million dollars to area nonprofits

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Local nonprofit representatives were treated to a dinner at Cheyenne Mountain Resort before receiving almost $500,000 in philanthropic grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. Recipients at the Feb. 6 event represented initiatives focusing on four core areas: hunger and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Interfaith Hospitality Network becomes Family Promise

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A new name and a new vision greeted several hundred guests and volunteers at Interfaith Hospitality Network's 18th annual Hope, Hearts and Home luncheon. Meeting for an after-church Sunday meal and fundraising auction Feb. 8 at Hotel Eleganté, they were officially introduced to Family...

  • AROUND TOWN: Opera League celebrates night in Rome in preparation for "Tosca"

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    As the ethereal sounds of arias and rapid patter of Neopolitan opera ditties brought smiles to those enjoying "An Evening in Rome," eyes were drawn outside through the panoramic expanse of windows at The Pinery at the Hill to the perfect addition to the musical evening: a round, full...

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

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Are you looking for something fun to do in the Colorado Springs area? Here's a start. FRIDAY -See some new ways of looking at our area when the nonprofit Colorado Photography Learning Group shows the public its best works in an exhibit, "Photography Connects Community," with an...

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

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Are you looking for something fun to do in the Colorado Springs area? Here's a start. FRIDAY -Denver University visis Colorado Springs to play Colorado College hockey. Details here.  FRIDAY, SATURDAY -Home and RV shows bring new trends to consumers. Details here. ...

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