April 2011 Blog Posts (120)

April – To Kill a Mockingbird and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a multi-award winning, classic novel that I never had the pleasure of reading during high school or college. Reading it as an adult, however, I felt I could truly appreciate the importance of this book. The reader journeys through 1930’s Alabama with The Finch family through the eyes and descriptions of Scout, the young protagonist. Scout, along with her older brother Jem, have their childhood innocence rocked by various events stemming from intense…


Added by Desirae Goodwin on April 30, 2011 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Women of Douglas County

Join the Palmer Lake Historical Society for an informative and entertaining evening as Shaun Boyd of the Douglas County Library presents stories and information about some fascinating

women from the history of Douglas County. Women back in the day were not just housewives keeping the home fires burning.  Some played a major role in the settlement and growth of this area.

Also, Suzanne Bartel, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Palmer Lake Historical Society and a…


Added by Al Walter on April 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Help North Cheyenne Canon Park Raise Cultural Awareness One Tipi At A Time

Ever wondered what it would be like to put up an authentic Ute tipi?  Add to the mix about 40 school kids and you’ve got the Tipi Raising and Ute Heritage Program in North Cheyenne Cañon Park.  This ace of a program, rich with symbolism, was conceived by Cathy Railton, Program Coordinator in the Park. …


Added by Andrea Arthurs on April 29, 2011 at 11:34pm — 1 Comment


After a successful concert appearance in the Pikes Peak region in 2010, HAPA, the Hawaiian music group, returns to the Pikes Peak Region to entertain their long-time fans as well as the newest followers of this highly rated group.


Often referred to as the “Sound of Maui”, HAPA’s music evokes a place that many people at different times have referred to as heavenly. The overriding quality of their music is one of beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli…


Added by A Music Company Inc. on April 29, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Express Joy!

Life is good. Love is good. Art is good. Love + Art = Life.

"As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating…

Added by Bev Selby on April 29, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

John Brown ~ A Passion for Stone and Glass

John Brown retired first from the military and then from life in corporate America to follow his his passion. His hobby for the past 30 years has been working in  stained glass, but since retirement, the passion for turquoise has consumed a majority of his time. He hunts for turquoise in Nevada every year and, as with most…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on April 28, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Irene Braun ~ Happiest When Painting in "Plein Air"

“Adventure” by Irene Braun

Irene’s work focuses on views of majestic mountain peaks, deep ravines, valleys and occasional wildlife. Blending realism with her artistic impressions, her paintings convey a sense of depth, balance and grandeur.

Irene can be found in her…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on April 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Judith Michael Myers ~ Painting From the High Rockies to the Bay of Fundy

The landscapes and striking portraits outside the door of Studio #108 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts give you a heads up that you’re in for treat even before you walk in to see the rest of Judy Michael Myers work. Elegant translucent painted scenes vie…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on April 28, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Ken Kirkbride ~ Teaching Lapidary and Guaranteeing Fun

Ken Kirkbride is known in to everyone in Colorado Springs as the Jewelry Dude. His informal, comfortable style of teaching has made his students into life long silversmiths and stone cutters. Who else can guarantee fun while you’re learning and mean it?



Ken talks about his…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on April 28, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Cottonwood's Last Friday Open House 4/29

When you visit Cottonwood’s  Last Friday Open House on April for the opening of “Madonna”, be sure and pick up our newest building map. You’ll find some of our resident artists in different studios and some wonderful new additions to Cottonwood’s already stellar lineup. And as always, admission and parking free!

Kearston Corey, Teri Sanchez and Ruthie Lowen have taken over studio #107, Sandy Murphy is now in Studio # 131 (and offering a wonderful chance for a Murphy Original), Deborah…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on April 28, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Cancer patient must raise $91,000 to receive lifesaving transplant

For more information, contact:                                

Mandy Stockton, Director of Public Relations                     

Phone: 800-489-3863, x109                                                                         

E-mail:  mstockton@transplants.org                                                      



Added by National Found. for Transplants on April 28, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Rampart Swimmer Evolves into Possible State Champion

Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs is known for several things, but most don't consider swimming to be one of them. The Springs' competitive high school swimming teams are some of the top in the state. Hoping to be at the top of the state championships this year is Rampart senior Austin Smith.

Smith began swimming his freshman year after having tested out several other sports throughout middle school. He instantly found his passion in the sport and…


Added by Haley Whisennand on April 27, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Manitou Springs Forward announces community-wide logo contest


MANITOU SPRINGS, CO, April 24, 2011 - Manitou Springs Forward (MSForward), the citizen-led initiative that has the heart and future of Manitou Springs as its primary focus, announces a community-wide contest to develop the group’s logo. The deadline for entries is 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011.

"This contest is a community outreach project. We…


Added by Moxie Girl PR on April 27, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Manitou Springs Forward: Potluck and Community Visioning is June 26


MANITOU SPRINGS, CO, April 24, 2011 - The citizen-led Manitou Springs Forward Steering Committee (MSForward) is hosting a Community Potluck and Visioning session on Sunday, June 26, 2011, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at Manitou Springs’ City Hall. The potluck is from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Following lunch will…


Added by Moxie Girl PR on April 27, 2011 at 8:16pm — No Comments

"Encore!" Pikes Peak Ringers 20th anniversary celebration on May 15 at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center

Pikes Peak Ringers Community Handbell Choir proudly presents "Encore," a musical celebration of our past 20 years ringing in the Southern Colorado area and around the country.  Joining us for the concerts will be past PPR members, our very own Pikes Peak Youth Ringers, and the wonderful…


Added by Cathy Eberhardt Holiday on April 27, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Former Rampart Volleyball Players reunite in College

2010 Rampart High School Honors Graduate Allison Ahlberg, now attending Austin College in Sherman Texas, will be joined by a former teammate, 2011 Vicenza Italy High School Graduating Senior Erika Valek, on the Austin College Womens Volleyball team for the 2011 season.  Erika had been recruited by several colleges after turning in a stellar performance this past high school season as Team Captain of the Vicenza…


Added by Axel H. Ahlberg on April 27, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

The Gold-Leaf Writing on the Wall ~ Ruthie Lowen's Elegant Calligraphy

From ceiling to floor, Ruthie Lowen's decorative painting pulls this unusual dining room together with style.

In spite of using deep, intense colors that traditionally make a small space appear smaller, Ruthie’s skill at adding unexpected details creates an expansive,  gilded jewel-toned space.…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on April 26, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Be a Part of Rewriting the Story of Mental Illness in Our Community


On May 10th hundreds will gather at the Antlers Hilton for our First Annual Community Breakfast to raise awareness and support for the Colorado Springs National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-CS) and its work to improve the lives of individuals and families struggling with mental illness.

The Department of Human Services estimates that one in four adults face mental illness every year.  That translates to more than 140,000 people in El…


Added by Kathy on April 26, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Don't Miss the Box Turtle Workshops!

The box turtle workshops scheduled at the Colorado Reptile Humane Society (CoRHS) shelter in Longmont are filling up fast.  Workshops will be held on Saturday, May 7 and Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. - noon.  These workshops are beneficial to current owners as well as first-timers.  Topics include information on diet, habitat, hibernation, behavior, and illness.  Registration details are on the CoRHS home page, www.corhs.org.


Box turtles…


Added by Margie Allison on April 26, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Antelope Trails Elementary Students Heading To Global Finals For Destination ImagiNation

Hello. We are The Lightning Bolts of Antelope Trails Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Six months ago, most of us had never even heard of Destination ImagiNation, also known as DI. 

Today, our seven teammates and two team managers have a chance of a lifetime to go to the DI…


Added by Jake Weien on April 26, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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