<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:56:53 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[It was a MACnificent night for the arts in Manitou]]> http://gazette.com/it-was-a-macnificent-night-for-the-arts-in-manitou/article/1586595?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/it-was-a-macnificent-night-for-the-arts-in-manitou/article/1586595?custom_click=rss

Startled guests stepped into the lobby of the Cliff House and looked up. And up and up. And laughed.

It was a MACnificent evening and the personable greeter was Xavier Fretard, 10-foot-tall "stilts dude" who dwarfed the hotel's elevator door, red top hat touching the second-floor railing.

He was part of the fun at the Manitou Arts Center's Sept. 23 fundraising gala, sharing the bill with belly dancer Mahisha Doss, body painter Meridith Hyland, Modbo Cabaret's Claire Anderson, Lauren Ciborowski and Solveig Olsen, pianist Eva Cavaillé-Coll and Sublime Resonance.

Easels and silent auction tables held colorful works by MAC artists.

Such are the arts, which guest speaker David Siegel said had changed his life.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:29:28 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Dream Centers' ministry for homeless/low-income women celebrates anniversary]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-dream-centers-ministry-for-homelesslow-income-women-celebrates-anniversary/article/1586594?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-dream-centers-ministry-for-homelesslow-income-women-celebrates-anniversary/article/1586594?custom_click=rss

For five years Dream Centers has been quietly helping local women, "bringing health and hope one life at a time," in the words of executive director Matthew Ayers.

A sunny Colorado Saturday at The Broadmoor was time to celebrate with a Hope for the City Ladies Tea, a time for friends, some hats, tiny tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and delicate cups of fragrant tea.

The more than 400 women were there on Sept. 24 to invest in the centers' work and because, said Brenda Rogers, "when women join together we can do great things."

Rogers is the director of Mary's Home, the faith-based community for homeless single mothers and their children which offers housing and long-term services as they work toward the root

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:19:05 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: They rocked the '60s for Silver Key's Meals on Wheels]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-they-rocked-the-60s-for-silver-keys-meals-on-wheels/article/1586071?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-they-rocked-the-60s-for-silver-keys-meals-on-wheels/article/1586071?custom_click=rss

The Ad Council's national "Let's Make it Happen" was tweaked a bit, becoming "Colorado Springs, Let's Make Lunch Happen."

It was Silver Key's "Rockin' the '60s" honorary chair Susie Jenkins' enthusiastic call to support Meals on Wheels, her volunteer work for many years.

Sporting all sorts of attire from the 1960s era, the 378 attendees at the fundraising gala responded by raising their bid paddles and donating more than $125,000.

Looking "Goodfellas" tough, Mayor John Suthers, cigarette dangling from his smirking lips, visited with constituents who tended to burst out laughing when they saw him. And wife Janet, striking her own cigarette pose, chuckled that neither of the Suthers had smoked, "not ever.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:11:34 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Lutheran Family Services goes to the galaxy to help refugees]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-lutheran-family-services-goes-to-the-galaxy-to-help-refugees/article/1586072?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-lutheran-family-services-goes-to-the-galaxy-to-help-refugees/article/1586072?custom_click=rss

They rocketed through the "Galaxies of Giving" for some down-to-earth help for others as Lutheran Family Services celebrated its annual Innkeeper Dinner Sept. 13 at Hotel Eleganté.

Emcee Jen Lennon kept folks on their space-flight toes, sprinkling her patter with the names of theme TV shows.

LFS Rocky Mountains, 68 years and going strong, is serving more than 30,000 people each year in refugee and asylee, adoption and pregnancy, foster and respite care programs among others, said president and CEO Jim Barclay.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:02:58 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: COPPeR celebrates 10 years connecting folks with the arts]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-copper-celebrates-10-years-connecting-folks-with-the-arts/article/1585764?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-copper-celebrates-10-years-connecting-folks-with-the-arts/article/1585764?custom_click=rss

There were toasts all around as arts supporters recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and its mission of connecting the people of the area with the arts and cultural events.

COPPeR is widely known for its online community listing of area arts events, Peak Radar.

Appropriately, the anniversary was celebrated at an arts site, the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

The COPPeR Guild giving circle was announced, as was a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to go toward COPPeR's 2017 local Arts Month events next October.

COPPeR is led by Andy Vick; Herman Tiemens is chairman of the board.

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]]> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:25:02 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Griffith's Kitchen teams top chefs with young men changing their lives]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-griffiths-kitchen-teams-top-chefs-with-young-men-changing-their-lives/article/1585457?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-griffiths-kitchen-teams-top-chefs-with-young-men-changing-their-lives/article/1585457?custom_click=rss

They were young men who didn't stand much of a chance. "At risk," some were called. "Delinquents." Not much of a future for them, they were told.

Instead, five from the Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up were mentored by local chefs and competed in the Sept. 8 Griffith's Kitchen Culinary Competition. The professional chefs stood back, encouraging their young trainees to answer all the "what's in this?" gourmet-food questions from fundraiser guests on the patio at spectacular Garden of the Gods Club and Resort.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:10:24 -0600