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AROUND TOWN: 500 seniors celebrated the season at Senior Resource Council's Dinner and Dance
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Dressed in holiday finery, some 500 seniors were active participants in a festive evening Dec. 9 at the holiday decorated City Auditorium.


Around Town: Save these dates for 2018 nonprofit fundraisers around Colorado Springs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

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

Around Town: Elegant Philharmonic Guild formal dinner charts new course for the group
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Dec 27, 2017

It was an elegant silver and ice blue evening, a music lover's delight, as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild celebrated with a formal Winter...

AROUND TOWN: Green Box Arts Festival prepares for a 10-year anniversary in Green Mountain Falls
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Green Box Arts, celebrating the festival's 10 years next summer, has exciting plans for the anniversary.

Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee offered...

Around Town: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Millennials glittered and sparkled in their holiday best as they partied the night away. It's a tradition, the YOT Club evening.

Making it...

Around Town: Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust's silent auction evening
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

It's a silent auction tradition to experience, as tables fill Norris-Penrose Event Center with choice items described on multiple pages.


AROUND TOWN: Leadership group CSLI honors creators of Olympic City USA brand
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Colorado Springs Leadership Institute has been a community asset for 20 years formed to "increase the quality and quantity of leaders in our...

AROUND TOWN: Tiny Head Start chairs an inspiration at CPCD's annual fundraising events
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Tiny chartreuse chairs, "the bright beginning" for little ones who fit onto them, were unique table centerpieces at the annual children...

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court benefactors sample Jewel of a Wine Tasting
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Champagne flutes were raised high toasting 23 years of Colorado Springs Teen Court and its 10th annual Jewel of a Wine Tasting fundraiser Nov. 3 at...

AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread houses and jazz benefit Early Connections child-care centers at historic site
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 29, 2017

It's a 23-year tradition of gingerbread houses and hot jazz.

What makes Early Connections Learning Centers' Gingerbread & Jazz even more...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 71 years supporting military charities
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 26, 2017

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a rip-snortin' local sports tradition since 1937, and founder Spencer Penrose stipulated a special legacy: The...

AROUND TOWN: Superhero laughter, little heroes at Special Kids Special Families
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 26, 2017

A night of silliness and laughter raised almost $40,000 for Zach's Place, a day-care center providing respite and care for children with physical,...

AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia helps Spanish-speaking victims in a new culture
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The local domestic violence prevention center, now TESSA, reached out to the community in 1996 for bilingual therapists who could help...

AROUND TOWN: Koats4Kids provides winter wear for schoolchildren, helps build a park
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

For 11 years, an energetic volunteer corps has provided thousands of new coats for area school children, one low-income elementary school at a...

AROUND TOWN: Send us your 2018 Nonprofit Fundraiser Save the Dates
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Let us know what nonprofit fundraising galas and events are in your plans for 2018.

We're putting together our Around Town calendar. Let us...

AROUND TOWN: Glittering night celebrates best of Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, USAA's Kent Fortune honored
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The year's best in business and economic development were celebrated at a glittering Chamber & EDC gala Nov. 4 at The Broadmoor.

At the...

AROUND TOWN: Paralyzed Olympian Amy Van Dyken knows there's a reason she survived
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Amy Van Dyken knows how lucky she is that she had great insurance.

That was something the delightfully funny, multiple gold-medal-winning,...

AROUND TOWN: Animal Planet, Colorado Rockies stars help make a successful National Mill Dog rescue evening
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

The guests of honor at this benefit gala were cuddled and petted and loved on.

How different from their lives two weeks earlier, when many...

AROUND TOWN: Urbanites (ULPPR) honor dance instructor, community volunteer Desiree Terrell
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

The Urbanites (ULPPR) are "alive and well," said enthusiastic board chair JJ Frazier as they celebrated with a recent Salute to the Community...

AROUND TOWN: Flight of Rotary butterflies brighten community, raise $1 million over 10 years
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

During this year of nature's painted-lady butterflies in the skies, the kaleidoscope of artists' butterflies that took up temporary "Migration...

AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency breakfast sets a record as director's final event
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Melissa Marts' swan song after more than four years as executive director of the Women's Resource Agency was a record breaker, drawing more than 550...

AROUND TOWN: Acceptance of LGBT youth has moved backwards, says Matthew Shepard's mom
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

In the words of Judy Shepard, "Young people should never be afraid of who they are, to express their true selves." Her son, Matthew, came out as gay...

AROUND TOWN: Fostering Hope faith teamwork helps foster families and kids leaving foster-care system
By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The Colarelli family has a giving heart for foster kids. And a focus on helping them toward a future when they leave the system that failed...

AROUND TOWN: TESSA's 40-year anniversary helping domestic violence victims raises $225,000
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

A ruby anniversary crowd of 750 helped TESSA turn 40 at The Broadmoor, raising $225,000 toward its domestic-violence-prevention mission.

AROUND TOWN: Palmer Land Trust celebrates Southern Colorado conservation champions
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Since 1977 a large group of Southern Coloradans have worked together to conserve land for future generations.

Today the Palmer Land Trust is...

AROUND TOWN: BBB's Night of Excellence turns City Auditorium Hollywood glamorous
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 8, 2017

The historic elegance of the 1923 City Auditorium came alive again with a red carpet "2017 Night of Excellence."

There was a Hollywood aura...

AROUND TOWN: Project Angel Heart volunteers experience client meals first-hand
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 8, 2017

Project Angel Heart provides home-delivered meals to those with chronic illnesses.

Volunteers and friends got to personally experience the...

AROUND TOWN: Women in red learn about heart disease
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

The ballroom at Cheyenne Mountain Resort took on a rosy hue as more than 300 scarlet-clad guests entered the annual American Heart Association Go Red...

AROUND TOWN: REACH Pikes Peak helps families become self-sufficient
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

An evening of fun and fundraising at Garden of the Gods Resort had a focus 53 years in the making.

Donors, sponsors and friends of the...

Blogger Bio

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for 47 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.