Museums offering free admission

More than 2,000 museums across the nation, including two in Colorado Springs, will offer free admission to troops and their families this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums Initiative.

Locally, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., and the World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, 20 First St., will participate from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The offer is valid for active-duty, Guard and Reserve troops.

Those wishing to take advantage of the offer should present their military ID card upon arrival.

For more information, visit bluestarmuseums.


Events to benefit military charity

The Broadmoor will host two events in July to benefit Citizen Soldier Connection, a local military charity.

The fourth-annual Rocky Mountain Charitable Gold Tournament will kick off at 6:30 a.m. July 12 at The Broadmoor's East Golf Course, 1 Lake Ave. Lunch is included in the $300 registration fee.

A reception and live auction will take place at 6 p.m. July 11 at The Broadmoor Golf Club, 1 Lake Ave. Attendees will receive complimentary wine, beer and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Those who've registered to play in the next day's tournament may attend for free. Tickets cost $50 for players' guests and $75 for non-players' guests.

Those interested in attending one or both of the events should register by July 1 at www.citizensoldier

Those with questions can call Cheree Arocha at 578-4039.


School offers summer meals

The Fountain-Fort Carson school district will offer free meals to children during the summer at Aragon Elementary School, 211 S. Main St. in Fountain, and Abrams Elementary School, 600 Chiles Ave. on Fort Carson.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered June 17-July 19. Breakfast will be served from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Big siblings

search for kids

The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is seeking military children ages 9-16 to match up with adult mentors.

For more information, visit