Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 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 - The Colorado Springs Oktoberfest is a local German celebration modeled off of the multi-week celebration held each year in Munich. The Oktoberfest...

  • AROUND TOWN: Rockin' the '60s for Silver Key Seniors

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    A Fonzie was there, vinyl go-go boots were everywhere and no one seemed to remember that polyester came in quite that many gaudy neon colors. Oh, and hello there Mr. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, the fellow dancing the night away in bright colors, jeans, hippie necklace and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Team Springs tennis launched

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Karen Brandner, director of tennis at The Broadmoor, has worried for years that her sport is "aging" as she watched the number of junior tennis players drop. She was convinced there are tweens and teens in our area who are serious about the sport but are without the means or without a...

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

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY The delicate, artistic Japanese flower arranging known as Ikebana is in the spotlight Friday and Saturday at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Flower arranging demonstrations, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, are part of the Ikebana International Denver Flower Show...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous pasta-
cooking competition revelry with an underlying focus of supporting victims of domestic violence. The Aug. 23 fundraiser on the Myron Stratton Campus broke all records, but no one could have foreseen that...

  • FOOD PLAY: A new book invites kids and parents to make whimsical candy treats

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    If you heard it once, you probably heard it a thousand times: Don't play with your food. Crafter Jodi Levine defies that mom maxim with her new book, "Candy Aisle Crafts," (Penguin Random House, 112 pages, $31.97), a glossy, easy-to-follow book on transforming standard candy-

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

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Here are some of the top events in the Colorado Springs area over the next few days: FRIDAY-SUNDAY - It's a fall festival of folk art with a permanent spot on many area family calendars because the Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival has been a tradition for 36 years. Works by more...

  • AROUND TOWN: Honoring Colorado Springs Buffalo Soldiers history

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Theirs is a history of military greatness under a shadow of segregation and derision. If the hard-working Buffalo Soldier Community Memorial Committee has its way, those warriors of the all-black Ninth and Tenth Cavalry in the late 1800s will be honored with a bronze statue by Rod...