<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:25:43 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball a 'Midwinter Night's Dream' to remember in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-heart-ball-a-midwinter-nights-dream-to-remember-in-colorado-springs/article/1596893?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-heart-ball-a-midwinter-nights-dream-to-remember-in-colorado-springs/article/1596893?custom_click=rss

Elegant ladies in evening gowns and glittering Venetian masks took the arms of formally attired men, many wearing red ties, and strolled the lobby of Broadmoor Hall for an Elizabethan "Midwinter Night's Dream."

The 34th annual Heart Ball was one of those special nights to remember for the 380 patrons on Feb. 11.

Looking up as they entered the red and white ballroom, guests watched curiously what appeared to be cocoons suspended from the ceiling. Softly and quietly the cocoons opened for Cirque Du Soleil-style aerial silks performances by Dragonfly Aerial Company.

Highlights of the evening also included an unforgettable guitarist, Martin Gordon, the evening's Heart Survivor honoree.

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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Ewoks hit the lanes for Junior Achievement and financial literacy]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-ewoks-hit-the-lanes-for-junior-achievement-and-financial-literacy/article/1596243?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-ewoks-hit-the-lanes-for-junior-achievement-and-financial-literacy/article/1596243?custom_click=rss

"Alert all commands." The Force has invaded the bowling alley.

Wrapping up today, Darth Vaders, Jedi, Wookies and Princess Leias are competing for the galaxy in Junior Achievement Rock 'N Bowl Episode XXXIV - Battle at the Bowling Alley.

It's Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado's supreme fundraiser, with more than 200 teams rolling the strikes on 40 Harmony Bowl lanes. The action started Feb. 3-4 and continued this weekend. Banks competed against banks, real estate folks against each other, and that's just part of it.

It's a wild and goofy costume event raising over $100,000 annually for the nonprofit's work educating youngsters about the business world and financial literacy.

Another team has been hard at

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]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:20:05 -0700 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Temple Shalom film and dinner seek out Israeli cuisine]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-temple-shalom-film-and-dinner-seek-out-israeli-cuisine/article/1595613?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-temple-shalom-film-and-dinner-seek-out-israeli-cuisine/article/1595613?custom_click=rss

Temple Shalom created an educational Jewish film series and found a welcoming audience. The second in the series, "Searching for Israeli Cuisine," brought in a sold-out crowd on Jan. 29 with a packed, Israeli-inspired dinner followed by even more people arriving for the free showing of the film feature.

"Searching for Israeli Cuisine" went along as Philadelphia restaurateur and chef Michael Solomonov traveled Israel to find out just exactly what Israeli cuisine is. It's many things, he discovered: A mixture of more than 100 cultures and culinary traditions.

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