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Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, Jan. 8

January 7, 2018 Updated: January 8, 2018 at 6:18 am
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At KaPow Comics & Coffee, kids can earn free stuff, ranging from t-shirts to comics and toys, for reading comic books. Elle and Nora Silver (left to right) make funny faces during a game with two cartoon characters, Queen Poppy from Trolls and Cinderella (right to left), during one of the Summer Literacy Program events on Sunday, July 30, 2017. The Summer Literacy Program runs through August with two more events on August 12 and August 20. Rose Lucero was dressed as Cinderella and America Copeland was dressed as Queen Poppy, both with Colorado Characters Events & Parties. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:

                

HOLIDAY EVENTS

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

   

STAGE

Through Jan. 24: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I” — Buell 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.

Through April 22: “First Date” — Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.

      

ARTS

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.

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

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.

Works by Jerry Thompson Guynn and Joan Judge — Through Jan. 30, Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; 636-1901, aratiartists.com.

Renee Reiko Campbell — Through Feb. 7, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, tinyurl.com/yben5ukw.

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

High School Student Ceiling Tile Competition Exhibit — Through Feb. 14, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, tinyurl.com/yben5ukw.

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

“Glocase” — Works by GLO, through Feb. 19, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 111; info@culturaloffice.org.
“Iconoclasm” — Through March 17, GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100; tinyurl.com/y96umhvk.
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.

Work by Teri Homick — The Principal’s Office, 1604 W. Cascade Ave. Exhibit runs through March 31; themodbo.com.

“Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” — Through November 2018, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-2646, money.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.

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.

TreeCycle — 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 31, Rocky Top Resources, 1775 E. Las Vegas St.; 520-7878, treecyclecos.org.

Nominations for Recipients of the 2018 HOPE Award — Nominations to honor individuals and businesses that provide exceptional services and assistance to people with Cerebral palsy/neuro-motor disabilities and their families accepted through Feb. 1. Information: cpacs@msn.com.

            


VOLUNTEERING

Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center at The Mark Reyner Stables — Volunteers needed to help special needs children and adults during their equine-assisted therapy; 634-4173, cstrc.org.
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — Volunteers needed to work in the visitor center, grounds keeping, leading tours and more, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide; 687-9742.
Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide, needs volunteers for naturalist programs, backcountry-trail maintenance, newsletter editing or work in the visitor center. Training is provided; 687-2366.
Catamount Institute — 2740 E. Caramillo St.; 471-0910, catamountinstitute.org.
     • Volunteer Orientation, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 8.


   

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