Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of July 20-26, 2015

Here is a quick rundown of a few Colorado Springs Events. Check out our Event Calendar to see what else is going on this week. Click the links for more details.

Tails, Tunes & Tapas

WHEN: July 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
WHERE: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Tails, Tunes & Tapas Full Zoo Experience • Live Music • Adults 21+ • Cash Food & Drink Stations Dates: Thursdays, July 30 and August 27 (tickets sold separately) Time: 6 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: $25.25* in advance; $30.25* at the door (if available). Admission Ticket includes: Live music entertainment throughout the Zoo. The full Zoo experience from 6 – 8 p.m. Tapas and drinks by Taste of the Wild Catering at cash stations throughout the Zoo. Purchase a punch card for 10 tapas for $20, or just sample a few at $4 per small plate. Unlimited drink wrist band available for $20! Individual drinks available at cash bars throughout the Zoo.

 

Colorado Grown Festival 2015

Colorado Grown Festival 2015

WHEN: August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for a day of workshops, demonstrations, crafts, and family-friendly activities! Celebrate and discover local history and local identity through food, art, gardening and more. All workshops require pre-registration and pre-payment.

 

Vino and Notes

Vino and Notes

 

WHEN: August 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Woodland Park

Join Habitat for Humanity of Teller County for the 8th annual Vino and Notes, an outdoor Colorado wine festival featuring wine, food and music in Woodland Park, Colorado on August 1, 2015 at Noon. As one of Colorado’s top wine festivals, Vino and Notes is looking forward to showcasing 20 Colorado wineries and vineyards this year. With local artisan crafting, jazz music, and festival food inside the event, there is something for everyone. This year’s event will include new, exciting features such as a food wine pairing demonstartion tent and a new location in Woodland Station. Visit three festivals in Woodland Park, CO in one weekend. Vino and Notes wine festival takes place the same weekend as the Mountain Arts Festival and Critterfest – all three in Woodland Park, See our website for full Stay and Play in Woodland Park festival information. With a such a great location for this year’s wine festival, you can also walk to local Woodland Park wine tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants.


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Cheyenne Mountain Command Center

Did you know?

The Cheyenne Mountain Command Center is featured in a number of films, books, and television shows.

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In films, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’s war room is like the facility’s command center. WarGames (1983) is set partly at the command center. In the The Terminator series, it was used as the installation site for Skynet. In Independence Day (1996), aliens destroy the installation. In Interstellar (2014), the base has been converted into a NASA installation.

In games, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (2001) uses the complex for cryogenic stasis after a nuclear war, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 uses filmed video of the base.

In novels, the bunker is destroyed in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966), is infiltrated in For Special Services (1982), and is a government site in Footfall (1985).

In television, Stargate SG-1 is set primarily at Cheyenne Mountain and the bunker is a setting in the show Jeremiah.

Information provided by Wikipedia


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Things to do around Colorado Springs – Trolley Car Museum

Things to do - Trolley Car Museum

There are lots of things to do around Colorado Springs, check this one out!

The Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation’s primary mission is the restoration and operation of electric trolleys in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Come learn about the history of trolleys in Colorado Springs, and check out the new trolleys!

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Things to do - Trolley Car Museum

 


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July 20, 2015 – Weekly Market Update – Colorado Springs Real Estate

Here is the weekly Colorado Springs Real Estate Market update for July 20, 2015

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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of July 20-26, 2015

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the links for more details.
Event Calendar

El Paso County Fair

el paso county fair

 

WHEN: July 18, 2015 – July 25, 2015 all-day
WHERE: El Paso County Fair and Events Complex
366 10th Street
Calhan, CO 80808
The El Paso County Fair started as a potato festival in 1905 and has grown into so much more. We are currently celebrating our 110th Fair on July 18 – 25, 2015.

 

BLUES UNDER THE BRIDGE 2015 9th ANNUAL COLORADO SPRINGS BLUES FESTIVAL

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WHEN: July 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WHERE: Under the Bridge
218 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Blues Under the Bridge is now entering its ninth year and has been designated a Signature Event by the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority. The festival is a production of 91.5 FM KRCC Radio Colorado College and the Pikes Peak Blues Community. Blues Under the Bridge has become recognized as a premier blues music festival attracting blues fans from all over Colorado, and even the greater Southwest United States!


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Colorado Springs Trivia – America the Beautiful

Did you know?

Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote America the Beautiful, taught at Colorado College in the summer of 1893.

"Katherine Lee Bates" by RL - Find a Grave [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Katherine Lee Bates” by RL – Find a Grave [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The first draft of “America the Beautiful” was hastily jotted down in a notebook during the summer of 1893, which Bates spent teaching English at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Later she remembered:

One day some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. We hired a prairie wagon. Near the top we had to leave the wagon and go the rest of the way on mules. I was very tired. But when I saw the view, I felt great joy. All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse.

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Things to do around Colorado Springs – Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum

Things to do - Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum

There are lots of things to do around Colorado Springs, check this one out!

“Doctor Lester Williams lives among us today in our hearts and our memories. The organization of a Fire Museum in his name will ensure that his memory and memorabilia will be a living testament for current and future generations to view and enjoy.

The Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum is located at 375 Printers Parkway just south of E. Pikes Peak Avenue in the City of Colorado Springs Fire Operations Center. Open daily 8 am to 5 pm or by appointment..

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Things to do - Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum


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July 13, 2015 – Weekly Market Update – Colorado Springs Real Estate

Here is the weekly Colorado Springs Real Estate Market update for July 13, 2015

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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of July 13-19, 2015

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the links for more details.
Event Calendar

Summer Concert Series: Catch Your Dreams

Summer Concert Series Catch Your Dreams Little London Winds

WHEN: July 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Repeats
WHERE: Soda Springs Park
Manitou Avenue & Park Avenue

The Little London Winds is happy to present their 2015 Summer Concert Series: Catch Your Dreams. This series of family-friendly, free concerts features a variety of music. The nine weeks of concerts begin on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Each Monday night, The Little London Winds will perform a selection of pieces based around a theme.

Musical Mondays in Monument Valley Park

Musical Mondays in Monument Valley Park

 

WHEN: July 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Repeats
WHERE: Monument Valley Park

Free Musical concert in Monument Valley Park.

July 13, 2015 – Physics Rock and Roll Orchestra – 7-8 p.m.

July 20, 2015 – Wayne Wilkinson Trio – 7-8 p.m.

July 27, 2015 – The Mitguards – 7-8 p.m.

Library Lawn Concert Series – Manitou Springs Library

 

WHEN: July 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WHERE: 701 Manitou Avenue

Library Lawn Concert Series – The Storys Library Lawn Concert Series is here! Enjoy this free concert open to the public. Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs for an evening of music on the Manitou Springs Library Lawn. In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in the Soda Springs Park Pavilion. The Storys (Folk Rock/Classic Rock) July 14 6:00pm – 7:30pm 701 Manitou Avenue Nancy Norman and Bill Duryea are the Storys. The folk duo don’t just preform classic acoustic music from the any era, they also entertain. In between songs the group will ask trivia questions or tell stories. Originally from Washington and Oregon, the duo then traveled to Arizonia and New Mexico then finally to the Rocky Mountain Region. Nancy and Bill are the definition of harmony.

11th Annual First & Main Free Summer Concert Series

11th Annual First and Main Free Summer Concert Series

WHEN: July 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Repeats
WHERE: First & Main Town Center
North Powers Boulevard

Are you ready to rock all summer long? Bring your family and friends out every Friday starting June 6th and ending on July 31st from 5-7 p.m to the park across from Cinemark Theatre in the First & Main Town Center for the 11th Annual First & Main Free Summer Concert Series, presented by Penrose St. Francis-Health Services! We will feature a variety of musical genres from Rock to Americana. This year’s band lineup includes Jake Loggins Band, The Martini Shot, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band and many more! All shows are free and open to the public so be sure to tell your friends. For more information please visit www.firstandmaintowncenter.com.

Summer Series Outdoor Concert

New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs

 

WHEN: July 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Canon Elementary School
1201 West Cheyenne Road

This will be the third in a series of summer concerts by the New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs. This concert features the New Horizons Symphonic Band playing lots of symphonies, show tunes and marchesfor your listening pleasure. It is an outdoor concert so bring blankets and a lawn chair. Food and drink are provided courtesy of Chic-Fil-A. A small donation is requested. A great entertainment outing for all the family.


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Pikes Peak & Mt. Fuji

Did you know?

Pikes Peak is the second most visited mountain with Japan’s Mt. Fuji being number one.

 

Fujiyoshida was Colorado Springs’ first sister city and began the trend of Colorado Springs linking up to five other cities around the world. Fujiyoshida and Colorado Springs entered into this relationship because both these cities lie at the base of two of the most iconic (and most visited) mountains in the world.

PIKES PEAK & MT FUJI — BY THE NUMBERS

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak

 

14,115 feet above sea level
4,302 meters above sea level
-39.0 lowest recorded temperature, in Fahrenheit
64 highest recorded temperature, in Fahrenheit
15,000 average number of people who (attempt to) climb it a year
2nd most visited mountain in the world
31st highest peak in Colorado
426,388 approximate number of people living in Colorado Springs

12,389 feet above sea level
3,776 meters above sea level
-38.0 lowest recorded temperature, in Fahrenheit
64 highest recorded temperature, in Fahrenheit
200,000 average number of people who (attempt to) climb it a year
1st most visited mountain in the world
1st highest peak in Japan
52,000 approximate number of people living in Fujiyoshida


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