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AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball a 'Midwinter Night's Dream' to remember in Colorado Springs

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AROUND TOWN: Ewoks hit the lanes for Junior Achievement and financial literacy
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

"Alert all commands." The Force has invaded the bowling alley.

Wrapping up today, Darth Vaders, Jedi, Wookies and Princess Leias are competing...

AROUND TOWN: Temple Shalom film and dinner seek out Israeli cuisine
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Temple Shalom created an educational Jewish film series and found a welcoming audience. The second in the series, "Searching for Israeli Cuisine,"...

Save the Dates: 2017 Nonprofit Events Update
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Here's an updated look ahead at the announced nonprofit benefits slated for the busy year. Some dates, events and locations are still to be...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs residents' history told in state-of-the-art Pioneers Museum exhibit
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jan 25, 2017

It's "The Story of Us: The Pikes Peak Region from A-Z," and a virtual, interactive puzzle of Colorado Springs then and now.

Pioneers Museum...

Save the Dates: 2017 nonprofit events
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Here's a look ahead at the announced nonprofit benefits slated for the busy year of 2017. Some dates, events and locations are still to be...

AROUND TOWN: Angels of America's Fallen's mission: the children
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

So many people in the ballroom at Broadmoor West told an identical, heartbreaking story.

That dreaded "please, God, no" knock on the door....

AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust turns 20
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Over the Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust's 20 years, 310 low-income families have become homeowners.

It's the Trust's mantra: "Building a...

AROUND TOWN: Assistance League's Fun Fair supports its major programs
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jan 15, 2017

They're happily ensconced in what's called Colorado Springs' "New South End" and volunteers at the Assistance League's Bargain Box Thrift Store are...

AROUND TOWN: Newest Colorado Springs Debutantes part of a 50-year tradition
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jan 8, 2017

A sparkling golden evening two nights before Christmas Eve introduced 21 young women into society while paying homage to an elegant part of local...

AROUND TOWN: Kirkpatrick's Green Box Arts Festival wraps up exciting year with a reception
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jan 1, 2017

The 2016 Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls met or exceeded all expectations and the July 2017 plans are even more...

AROUND TOWN: YOT Club benefit a time to glitter and do good for the kids
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 27, 2016

For 20 years it has been that special holiday-season night for Generation Y and millennials - now being joined by Gen Z - to wear their holiday...

AROUND TOWN: Chuck and Mary Lou Murphy celebrate 60 laugh-filled years
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 27, 2016

A joyously lighthearted Irish celebration honored the 60th wedding anniversary of beloved local couple Chuck and Mary Lou Murphy on a sunny Sunday...

AROUND TOWN: Half the Sky Giving Circle makes holiday bright for local nonprofits
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 27, 2016

It all started over a casual glass of wine with new friends.

A small group of women, some new to Colorado Springs, wanted to do something...

AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope walks with 'Zoya's Footprints of Hope'
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 18, 2016

The traditional, elegant helping-hand celebration Newborn Hope now walks with "Zoya's Footprints of Hope," a tribute to the late founder Zoya Dickins...

AROUND TOWN: Partners in Housing celebrates 25 years helping families toward self sufficiency
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Pages from local history were leafed through as Partners in Housing celebrated 25 years at an anniversary dinner in November.

Sharing memories...

AROUND TOWN: Woman's Club turns 115 in style
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 11, 2016

The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs turned 115 in style with its fall luncheon and style show at Colorado College's historic Bemis Hall.

It...

AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread & Jazz Gala breaks the holiday mold
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 11, 2016

On its 22nd anniversary, the Gingerbread & Jazz Gala started out anew.

Adaptations were made to the traditional event throughout the Historic...

AROUND TOWN: Paralympians share their Rio stories at USABA breakfast
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

Vibrant Olympic colors and revolving videos of Olympic/Paralympic greats circling the Hall of Fame Rotunda set the theme for the U.S. Association of...

AROUND TOWN: Soccer Olympian Mia Hamm at Peak Vista's Breakfast of Champions
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

One of the favorite nonprofit events each fall is the Peak Vista Breakfast of Champions and the big question in advance is always which Wheaties-box...

Nonprofits, send us your fundraiser Save the Dates for 2017
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017

Nonprofits, send us information about your major fundraisers for 2017 and we'll compile a master calendar to run Jan. 1....

AROUND TOWN: Habitat opens new doors and they're works of art
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

They're opening the doors to new homes and have done this for 30 years.

How fitting it was that Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity celebrated its...

AROUND TOWN: CPCD guests kissed their brains to give kids a Head Start
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Preschoolers can help with this one. Do a really good job ... kiss your brain. Learn the answer to a tough question ... kiss your brain. Someone's...

AROUND TOWN: Friends/family honor Urban Turzi of One Nation Walking Together
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

For nine years and seven months, the man fondly referred to as "Urb" spent every waking moment working to better the lives of Native Americans,...

AROUND TOWN: Women's Foundation of Colorado works toward women's potential
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

It's all about empowering women to their full potential under the motto "Together. We are powerful."

The Women's Foundation of Colorado...

AROUND TOWN: Army Ranger helps The Home Front Cares' mission for troops
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Thoughts have been about veterans and the troops and their families this Veterans Day week.

The Home Front Cares kicked it off early, on Oct....

AROUND TOWN: Chefs help March of Dimes create purple world for babies
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Thursday is a day for purple, World Prematurity Day, for the tiniest of the tiny babies.

It's part of November's Prematurity Awareness Month,...

AROUND TOWN: Jack and Jill of America charters Greater Pikes Peak Chapter
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Formally attired young people followed a tradition dating back to 1938 when they and their mothers became charter members of Jack and Jill of...

AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids ends 10-year run with thousands of coats, Conservatory scholarships
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 6, 2016

A simple conversation 10 years ago led to new winter coats for almost 3,800 area elementary school youngsters in low-income schools.

On the...

AROUND TOWN: Mental health heroes around Colorado Springs focus on teen suicide prevention
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The heroes of mental health are all around us: the teacher who lets kids know they're appreciated, a teen whose rap video deals with all-too-frequent...

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.