Activities

A Hiker’s How-To: Proper Etiquette 

By Darcy Mount: Senior Ranger Cheyenne Mountain State Park COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado has a reputation for our outdoorsy ways and adventurous attitudes. We love to raft and kayak in whitewater, such as in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. We water ski at places like Lake Pueblo State Park. We plunge down snowpacked mountainsides…

Living History Day at Fort Carson

FORT CARSON, Colo. – The 4th Infantry Division Museum will host its sixth annual Living History Day on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kit Carson Memorial Park outside of Gate 1. This year’s event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and it is free and open to the public..…

The ReVOLution at the Fine Arts Center by Virgil Ortiz

Virgil Ortiz tells the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt through his artwork, contemporizing the central characters as sci-fi superheroes to engage younger generations. This significant historic event is rarely taught, but represents one of our nation’s most dramatic uprisings as the Puebloan people banded together to defeat their Spanish colonizers. Hailing from a celebrated…

Trails, Tails and Ales!

Grab your dog and join us for this special hike! We’ll be hitting the Black Forest Section 16 trail, enjoy a nice walk, and then head to Black Forest Brewing to enjoy a well-deserved beer. Participants will also learn how to taste beer by picking out malt and hops in both flavor and aroma, and…

New Fountain Valley Craft Classes

Fountain Valley Crafters will be holding registration on Wed., January 9, 2019 from 9 – 11 for 10 weeks of crafting classes at VFW Post 3917, 4715 W. Clearview Drive, Security, CO.  Membership is open to all residents of El Paso County with classes beginning Wed., January 16.  Late registration is possible if needed. Cost…

Free Skiing for 5th Graders

Colorado students in 5th can get three free days of skiing at twenty two Colorado Ski resorts. There are also discounts for sixth graders and free ski or snowboard lessons. 5TH GRADE PASSPORT Kids ski free! Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th Grade Passport Program is the only ski pass that gives children 3 FREE DAYS…

Bear Creek Nature Center Bear Run

Join Bear Creek Nature Center for our 4th Annual Bear Run! This is a family-friendly 3k fun run & walk on the trails of Bear Creek Nature Center and Regional Trail. All new runners get a bear suit to keep and wear during  the run. Returning runners can dust off their bear suit from previous Bear Runs and…

Pumpkin Carving Party

Carve a pumpkin to leave at the nature center to help line the nature trail for the evening Jack-o-Lantern event. Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns, and carving tools provided. Return at night to experience the lighted trail. Pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m. $5/pumpkin. Sponsored by Millberger Farms, Pueblo. View October Calendar  

Cool Science Festival in Colorado Springs

The Cool Science Festival kicks off with the Cool Science Carnival Day for Kids at UCCS on Saturday, October 13th from 10 am to 4 pm.  There will be exciting demonstration shows, laboratory tours and demos, rockets, drones, animals and lots of other hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities and exhibits for kids (primarily…

Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta and Car Show 2018

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the culture of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  Colorado Springs celebrated on September 22, 2018 with County Commissioner Longolis Gonzales and City Council Member Yolanda Avila gave opening remarks.…