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  • Colorado Springs group promotes 'breaking bread, building bridges'

    fter divisive midterm elections that subjected Coloradans to $100 million of political ads, groups of Colorado Springs residents are meeting to cultivate an endangered community asset: civil conversations across ideological lines. Last month, dozens of participants kicked off three new Food for Thought groups that will bring together true-blue...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 23, 2014

    Music/Drama Sunday "Romance by Moonlight" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2:30-5 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., $5-$20; 633-3649, chamber orchestraofthesprings.org/tickets. Nov. 30 "Messiah" - Sing-along with Chamber Singers from the Colorado Springs Chorale, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 16...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Nov. 23, 2014

    November Wine Tasting Party - 3-5:30 p.m. Nov. 30, to benefit the African American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, Fine Wine and Spirits, 103 S. Wahsatch Ave. Reservations: 385-7920, ext. 202. December Online Holiday Auction - Hosted by Pikes Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America, to benefit ScoutReach, through Dec....

  • AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

    The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were all a bit starstruck. After all, their Breakfast of Champions guest, the keynote speaker, was tennis great Venus Williams. They quickly learned that she is a fun-loving, everyday person who was a delight as she rambled through her script and broke into huge smiles when she...

  • Chamber Singers host fourth 'Messiah' sing-along

    Composed in only 24 days in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, the English-
language oratorio "Messiah," with text from the King James Bible, is Handel's most famous work and the most familiar sacred orchestral piece associated with the Christmas holiday - thanks, in part, to its popular "Hallelujah" chorus. Here's your chance to join in: For the...

  • An oft-elusive yet gifty treat: coffee table books

    As self-purchases, coffee table books might seem like pricey indulgences, but as gifts they're an easy way to please a connoisseur, hobbyist or wannabe. Usually image-driven, often encyclopedic, consider one of these: Fashion - "Joe Eula: Master of Twentieth-Century Fashion Illustration," introduction by Cathy Horyn, image curation by Melisa...

  • Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Nov. 23, 2014

    These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. - Another Life Foundation of Colorado Springs - Volunteers needed to work with those battling depression and suicidal behaviors; anotherlifefoundation.org. - Care and Share Food Bank - Wanda Stanley, 528-1247. - Community Advancing Public Safety -...

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting Nov. 23, 2014

    SIGNINGS Book Signing - Dick Katte will sign copies of "Over Time: Coach Katte on Basketball and Life," 3-5 p.m. Friday, Denver Christian School, 3898 S. Teller St., Lakewood; Shannon Bock, 1-720-365-5281, sbock@denverchristian.org. Meet and Greet and Book Signings - With children's authors Michael and Kathleen Hague and novelist/ historian...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Nov. 23, 2014

    Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Tuesday - Denver, Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle. Go online for ticket prices: nba.com/nuggets. Wednesday - Denver,...

  • Don't travel far to find great gifts for travelers

    We all have that one friend who always seems to be returning from one fabulous trip after another, with mouth-
watering reports of exotic foods, tales of island ceremonies and stories of new foreign friends. Thailand, Ireland, the Galapagos Islands, Zimbabwe - the stamps on the passport are envy-inducing. On the opposite end of the spectrum...

  • Coming Friday: The Gazette's holiday lights map

    Tis the season to shine your lights! We would love to showcase your hard work, whether you're a novice or the next Clark Griswold. Starting Friday, The Gazette will launch its interactive holiday lights map at gazette.com/holidaylights. So nominate yourself or a friend. Even that neighbor who has been planning his display for 12 months. If...

  • Gifts you can use - and use up

    The holiday catalogs and gift guides are starting to pour in, full of wonderful stuff to wrap for friends and family. But what about those who don't want more stuff? Small-space dwellers don't have room for much. Seniors might not either, or might not want the burden of more things at this stage in life. Instead, think about giving something...

  • Star-studded TV show to help needy dogs find homes

    Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving - or those who simply want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV. "Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" will air on Thanksgiving and feature a slew of celebrities aiming...

  • Several more Colorado ski areas are open

    After a relatively sluggish start to the season, skiers and snowboarders are preparing to hit the slopes at a half-dozen new resorts this weekend. Among the areas ringing in a new season - and adding to the variety of terrain available to snow sports enthusiasts - are Vail Mountain and Eldora, both of which opened some of their runs Friday....

  • Around the House: Itchy skin not only thing that will benefit from humidifying house

    Dear Ken: We need a humidifier. We are tired of itchy skin and being stuffed up all the time. Can you tell us what to look for? - Lucy Answer: The newest versions of whole house humidifiers are self-cleaning and have no moving parts. Gone are those old rotating foam drums and reservoirs that were a haven for bacteria and mold spores. Now we...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Nov. 22, 2014

    Events Christmas Expo - Hosted by Q102.7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., free admission; coloradosprings eventcenter.com. Thanksgiving Feast - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Circle Drive Baptist Church, 801 N. Circle Drive, free. To request transportation, call 596-4461. Trees of Life Outdoor Community...

  • LED lights the next big thing in holiday lighting

    hursday might say Thanksgiving on the calendar, but it's also unofficially known as "the national it's OK to turn your lights on day," said Brian Zakavec, owner of High Altitude Holiday Lighting. That gives you five days to locate the boxes of lights, unsnarl them, check that they work and string them along the rooftop and trees. It also...

  • Pet of the week: Padre

    Pet of the week Name: Padre Breed: Schnauzer Owner: Robin Hassen-Day Padre's story: Life can bring joy and also unhappiness. My older son at age 32 had passed unexpectedly. I have another son, Mike, who lives in Los Angeles and is very compassionate and supportive. Mike purchased Padre in Grants Pass, Ore., then flew to L.A. and on to San...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting Nov. 22

    HOME AND 
GARDEN 
CALENDAR TUESDAY Fall Floral Class - Learn how to make a centerpiece for holiday table and table décor, 3-4:30 p.m., Garden of the Gods Gourmet, 410 S. 26th St., $40 Registration: 471-2799. Dec. 4 Simple Toilet Repairs - 10-11:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $4. Registration: 387-6000,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events Nov. 22, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838. LookWhatTheCatBroughtIn - Cats and kittens,...

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