This week around Colorado Springs: Your calendar

By: The Gazette
April 21, 2014 Updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:50 am

Documentary "America's Longest War" which chronicles U.S. government's 40-year war on drugs, beginning with President Richard Nixon's efforts to today's billion dollar market, will show at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Hall at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

How do kids succeed? Colorado Springs School District 11 will host a panel discussion on how perseverance, curiosity, optimism and self control can help.

The book "How Children Succeed" by Paul Tough will be the guide.

The event will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the D-11 board room, 1115 N. El Paso. Or watch on Comcast Ch. 16, or Falcon Broadband Ch. 73.

The city of Colorado Springs will host a wildfire awareness neighborhood meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cheyenne Mountain High School auditorium, 1200 Cresta Road. Members of the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management will discuss emergency preparedness, evacuation planning and wildfire mitigation.

The city of Colorado Springs, Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado Springs Utilities will host an Arbor Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alamo Square Park - Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., staged at the pavilion on the south side of the museum. Mayor Steve Bach will accept the "Tree City USA" award from Andrew Schlosberg of Colorado State Forest Service and will participate in the ceremonial tree planting.

The 2014 Athena Award will be presented during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Broadmoor Hall at The Broadmoor hotel, 1 Lake Ave., on Colorado Springs' southwest side. The award is given annually to a local businesswoman or civic leader who has served as a mentor and demonstrated community involvement throughout her career.

Two dozen women have been nominated this year. The event will be hosted by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center.

The Gazette

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