• Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting May 24, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS May Memorial Weekend Plant Sale - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, to benefit the zoo's Horticulture Department, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road; cmzoo.org. Executive International Womens Golf Tournament - 8 a.m. Friday, to benefit...

  • AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning, Camille Bzdek Blakely and her daughter, Patrice Winsor, stunned attendees,...

  • Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting May 24, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    HELPING HANDS These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. - Courtside Ministries - Volunteers need to pray for people outside the front of the courthouse; 473-8603, ministrybythecourts@gmail.com. - First Visitor - Provides home visits...

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting May 24, 2015

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    SIGNINGS Author Book Signing - Dian Curtis Regan signs copies of "Space Boy and His Dog," 2 p.m. May 31, Poor Richard's Bookstore and Café, 320 N. Tejon St.; diancurtisregan.com. Book Signing - Beth Noymer Levine will sign copies of "Jock Talk," 7 p.m. June 3, Tattered Cover Book...

  • Online ordinations aren't only for weddings anymore

    By Heather Adams Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Online ordinations are a fast-growing business, a way for ordinary people to play priest for a day at their friends' and family's weddings. These ordinations are also a way of reaching into the metaphysical world. Mandi Brown said she was 9 when she started hearing voices, which she...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting May 24, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama FRIDAY "Jazz in the Garden" - With Mango fan Django, 7 p.m., Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument streets; tinyurl.com/l62nv2p. SATURDAY "Hot Summer Nights - Music on the Labyrinth" - With Ray Killian, 6:30 p.m., First Christian...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting May 24, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Colorado Calendar 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 - Morrison, Chromeo and Odesza, 6:30 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W....

  • Go for the food: Santa Fe, N.M.

    By JERI CLAUSING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Harry's Roadhouse, Sante Fe There is no shortage of good food in this northern New Mexico town, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state's trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city's art galleries and festivals. The question typically is not where to go,...

  • Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the first such...

  • Hotel tax hike sought for sports complex near Cedar Point

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Backers who want to build a youth sports complex near Cedar Point amusement park are asking Ohio lawmakers to let them increase a countywide hotel tax Erie County leaders say increasing the hotel tax by 1 percent would raise $17 million and pay for much of the...

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