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Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, Jan. 1

December 31, 2017 Updated: January 1, 2018 at 8:13 am
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Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:

                

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Through Jan. 1: Blossoms of Light — Holiday lights extravaganza, 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Go online for admission prices. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/ybqlputy.

Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times; downtowncs.com/skate.

Through Jan. 1: Electric Safari — 5:30-8:30 p.m., with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, go online for ticket prices: cmzoo.org/electricsafari.

Through Jan. 27: Holiday Model Train Exhibit — Through Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., $5-$9; wmmi.org.

STAGE

Through Jan. 6: “Season of Enchantment” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8; 719-295-7200; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 1: “The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $17-$20. Advance tickets: 465-2492, simpich.com.

Through Jan. 7: “Red” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $25-$30; vintagetheatre.org.
Through Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” — Hudson Gardens & Events Center, Littleton, $6-$9. Go online for dates and times; AT.

Through April 22: “First Date” — Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Through Feb. 14: “Beauty and the Beast” — Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown, $29.95 and up. Go online for times and dates: coloradocandlelight.com.

      

ARTS

FAC Legacy Series: “Adolf Dehn and the American Land” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through March 18, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Colorado Springs Art Guild Members Exhibition — Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, Suite 200. Exhibit runs through Jan. 7; csartguild.org/events.htm.
“Postcommodity: A Very Long Line” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 7, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Raven Chacon: “Lightning Speak”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Jennifer Steinkamp: “Judy Crook”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College,  30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Steven Durow: “Heartland”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
“Bruce Munro: Thank You for a Very Enjoyable Game” — Through Jan. 7, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“Ragnarök” — Works by Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik, through Jan. 7, 2018, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $12; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
“Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” — Through November 2018, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-2646, money.org.

Through Jan. 15: “Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models” — Loveland Art Museum, Loveland; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 14: Billy Schenck: “The Myth of the West” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 14: “Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” — Denver Art Museum, Denver. Go online for admission prices: denverartmuseum.org.

Through Jan. 20: “Western Traditions” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

“Magpie’s Nest” — Through Jan. 6, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.

Works by Michael Malta — Through Jan. 15, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, academyframe@gmail.com.

Through Feb. 11: “Whimsy” — Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver. botanicgardens.org.

Through Feb. 18: “Hung Liu: Transformation” — Loveland Museum, Loveland; lovelandmuseumgallery.org.

        

OUT THERE

The Colorado Springs Cycling Club — For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.

Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center — 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Road; cheyennecanon.org/visitor-centers.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes
— 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet north main parking lot.

Mueller State Park hikes — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366.

     Elk Meadow Trail, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 1, Elk Meadow Trailhead.
     Stoner Mill Trail, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 1, School Pond Trailhead.

Nature programs at Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366.

Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park — 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle. Reservations: 576-2016.

Nature programs at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108.

Bear Creek Nature Center hikes — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

Nature programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument — Florissant, entrance fee, $5 for 16 or older; tinyurl.com/ych86slb.
Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745.

Hutchinson Homestead Ranch and Learning Center Tours — Salida, $5, $3 for ages 8-16; 239-0955, hutchinsonhomestead.org.
The Colorado Birding Trail websiteColoradobirdingtrail.com, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.

Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails — With information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

    

RUNNING

Colorado Springs Running Club  — 7:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 45- to 60-minute runs, free; 635-3833. For a list of runs and events, go to corunco.com.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org

 

    

COMMUNITY

Through Jan. 10: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund Events — Check fillanemptystocking.org or call 476-1673 for list of events.

Thursday-Sunday and Tuesday-Jan. 31: TreeCycle — Open at six locations from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. two weekends, Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 6-7, at Baptist Road Trailhead, Falcon Trailhead, Cottonwood Creek Park, Security Service Field, Rock Ledge Ranch and Memorial Park. Extended hours at Rocky Top Resources, 1775 E. Las Vegas St., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays except Dec. 30. Closed Sundays. Suggested $5 donation benefits youth sports organizations. 520-7878, treecyclecos.org.

            


VOLUNTEERING

Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo — Volunteer docent program, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo. Registration: 549-2414.
North Cheyenne Cañon Park — Volunteers are needed for the outdoor education programs at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center; Aaron Rogers, 385-6089, arogers@springsgov.com.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers — Needs volunteers for assisting with environmental education programs and visitor information services; Paula Megorden, 520-6387, bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — Needs volunteers for the information desk; Bret Tennis, 219-0108.
Eleven Mile — Needs volunteer naturalist to help facilitate children’s craft and educational programs on Saturday mornings; Kristen, 748-3401, email park_interpreter@yahoo.com.

   

    

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