Sep 14, 2012 8:54 AM by Summer Yu
What If? A Festival of Innovation and Imagination
Saturday, Sep 15 10:00a to 4:00p
at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
On September 15th over six square blocks of downtown Colorado Springs will be filled with "wows!" of all varieties. In 2010, and again in 2011, over 15,000 people of all ages, from all parts of the region, and from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences came together for a day of innovation, imagination and creativity. 2012 will be the biggest and best yet! Join Us!
Our objectives are to...
•Shine the light on varied forms of innovation and imagination in our community. Show off cool people, cool businesses.
• Engage as many people as possible in a day of "wows!" together. Engage people of all ages in their own personally creative experiences. Celebrate together-share joy and aha's!
•Cultivate creative collaborations and relationships that connect our community. Foster more innovation, invention, sustainability ideas, entrepreneurs, and creators.
"Annual Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival"
September 14, Noon to 6:00 PM
September 15, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 16 10:00a to 4:00p
at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs, CO
Event Date: September 14-16, 2012
Price: LHA members free; no free passes accepted. First responders and their families free (with I.D.)
Admission: Adults - $6.00; Seniors - $4.00; Children 6-12 - $2.00
Co-sponsored by the Holly Berry House Folk Art Gallery, this nationally known event benefits the Ranch. Visitors will see the best of handcrafted folk art, from clothing to furniture, as well as antiques and live music. The Orchard House will be open for living history interpretation. Piecing Partners will have a quilt exhibit and a silent auction of their exquisitely made quilts and wall hangings. Buy a Living History Association (LHA) membership and attend at no cost in addition to free admission to most Ranch events for one year.
Colorado Springs Fall Home and Family Pet Expo
Saturday, Sep 15 10:00a to 6:00p
at Event Center at Rustic Hills, Colorado Springs, CO
Price: $5 for adults, $4 for military and 62 and older, free for ages 16 and younger
Pets are welcome with a signed waiver available at www.facebook.com/coloradospringshomeshow or at the door.
Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, Sep 16 8:00a
at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
The Tunnel to Towers run retraces Stephen Siller's final footsteps from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers - the run is a 5K = 3.1 miles.
All Pikes Peak Reads kickoff with world-renowned author Margaret Atwood Gala Reception and Free Conversation
Friday, Sep 14 5:00p
at Shove Memorial Chapel, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Price: $50 for Gala, free for conversation
Come kick off All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) with world-renowned author Margaret Atwood as she discusses her novel, The Year of the Flood, this year's APPR selection. Both paid and free options are available for her appearance at Shove Chapel at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 14. A book signing will follow her talk. Atwood is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. She is the recipient of the Man Booker prize for her novel, The Blind Assassin.
Paid Option - A Gala Reception with Margaret Atwood - 5 p.m.
Full access to the Gala Reception at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. Ms. Atwood will mingle with ticketholders from 5 - 6:45 p.m. while guests enjoy organic wines, beers, and a full array of theme-inspired foods made with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy our gourmet versions of Ms. Atwood's SecretBurger, Ren's Jolt Bars, Adam One's Sumac Lemonade, and Mo'Hair on a skewer!
Reserved seating at the front of Colorado College's Shove Chapel for A Conversation with Margaret Atwood.
First-in-line status to the book signing with Margaret Atwood following her talk.
Individual tickets are $50. Ticket purchases made before September 3 will receive a 15% discount. Ticket purchases can be made online by clicking here.
Free Option - A Conversation with Margaret Atwood - 7 p.m.
10th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Education Day
Friday, Sep 14 9:30a to 4:00p
at Antlers Hilton, Colorado Springs, CO
"Go Red for Women Luncheon and Education Day" - With health screenings, interactive booths, demonstrations, silent auction and more, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., $125.
Rope the Rockies
Starts at 9am daily Sept 14th through Sept 16th.
Location: Horse Show Arena at the Colorado State Fairgrounds
1001 Beulah Ave. Pueblo Colorado 81004
Animal Tales at the Pueblo Zoo
Friday, September 14, 11a & 1p
The Pueblo Zoo
Join us for story time and an animal close encounter at the Pueblo Zoo. Regular admission rates apply, program is free for Pueblo Zoo Members. Story time and animal talk will be every Friday in September, with one talk occurring at 11am and another at 1pm.
A Taste of Mexico
September 16, 2012, 6-9p
Pueblo Convention Center 320 Central Main St. 81003
The East Side Child Care Center's annual "A Taste of Mexico" fundraiser is on Saturday, September 15th, 2012. The event will have a live Mariachi Band and Silent Auction items to bid on. The night will also include food samples from various local businesses.