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Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • AROUND TOWN: Women see red to save their own lives

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    One Friday each September retains its red luster. It has much to do with the fact of life pointed out by organizers of Go Red for Women that 1 in 3 women who die each year will die of heart disease. That stunner drew more than 300 women to the Antlers Hilton on Sept. 19 for...

  • Must See Must Do: What's happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Here are some of the top events happening around the Pikes Peak region over the next few days: FRIDAY Bring him your blood! "Dracula" has arrived at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center along with the Penrose-St. Francis Bloodmobile. Get two-for-one "Dracula" tickets for shows...

  • AROUND TOWN: New Fine Arts Center President Dahlin moves and grooves to a Colorado Springs beat

    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Well hello, Colorado Springs. New Fine Arts Center President/Executive Director David Dahlin has arrived with a song, dance moves, a GQ tux and a never-ending smile. He set the ebullient tone for the center's 2015 season-opening black-tie gala Sept. 13 when "A Knight at the FAC"...

  • Marking a 50-year-old mission

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Its history is traced to President John F. Kennedy, whose family was involved with making the world better for those with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses such as JFK's sister Rosemary. The goal: No longer would the norm be institutionalization. What is now The Resource...

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

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Here's a look at some of the top events happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend and into next week: FRIDAY-SUNDAY Christmas arts and crafts fair time is upon us. Time to go shopping. One of the first is one of the oldest: the Palmer Lake Art Group's 41st annual Holiday...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Family afFaire at the Donner spread

    Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Call it the ultimate church picnic, a block party to beat all block parties or a kid's dream school carnival. A Family afFaire, founded 10 years ago by Heather and John Fitzgerald and friends, is all of those rolled into one under a giant yellow and white striped tent. But it goes...

  • AROUND TOWN: Girl Scouts honor 2014 Women of Distinction

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    The stage was filled with powerful local women who, in the words of keynote speaker Amelia Rose Earhart, "exceed expectations." Former TV reporter Earhart, namesake of but no relation to the famous aviatrix, blew away all expectations in June by becoming the youngest female pilot to...

  • Author Cheryl Najafi highlights Colorado Springs Fall Home Show weekend lineup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Author Cheryl Najafi has a treasure trove of recipes. Not just any recipes, but the ones cherished by daughters, with little notes handwritten by mothers and grandmothers that have been passed down through the years. Knowing that many of those special comfort foods have "been parked"...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum helps people discover their stories

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Judy Casey found a way to share her passion with her friends. The über community volunteer and consummate board member with a love of history, especially that involving the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, invited 60 buddies to the fourth annual Gift of History Breakfast, where more...

  • AROUND TOWN: Street Breakfast benefits community groups

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    On June 18, more than 3,000 folks of all ages wore their Western duds, sat on hay bales downtown, ate a pancake breakfast prepared by Fort Carson troops and cheered the 172 Pikes Peak Range Riders heading out on the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo publicity ride. It was all part of a 54-year...