Sep 8, 2012 9:15 AM by Summer Yu

Weekend on the GO: 9/7/2012 to 9/9/2012

Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, September 8, 2012
8:00 a.m. Event Check-In / 9:00 a.m. Walk
900 W. Orman Ave.

Pueblo's First Friday Art Walk
Friday, Sep 7 5:00p to 9:00p
Downtown Pueblo
Price: Free
Welcome to Pueblo's First Friday Art Walk! The art galleries will be open for extended hours beginning at 5:00 pm. Visit over 19 locations. Meet the artists and participate in "live art activities". Enjoy street performances. Allow extra time for a boat ride, or have a meal at one of Pueblo's excellent local restaurants. There's something for everyone to discover. For more info visit

Colorado Cats
Friday, Sep 7 8:45a to 9:30a
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado Springs
Price: $8.25 members / $18.25 non-members per class for one adult and one toddler
Bring your 18-36 month old to the Zoo with their favorite adult for their First Adventures with Nature (F.A.W.N.). It is never too early to introduce your toddler to the wonders of the natural world around them. During each class we will learn about a variety of topics through age appropriate stories, special activities and fun animal encounters.

Colorado Springs City Tour
Friday, Sep 7 1:00p to 3:00p
Mining Exchange Hotel
Colorado Springs
Price: $15 per person - 18 years and over • $5 per person - Kids 7 to 17 years
This tour introduces you to the founders of the City. See sites frequented by General William Jackson Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs; Winfield Scott Stratton who discovered gold in nearby Cripple Creek on July 4, 1891; Spencer Penrose who owned the C.O.D. gold mine, flamboyant entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Hear the story of Katherine Lee Bates, who authored the famous "America the Beautiful." Explore the history, adventures, and legacies of these famous people and more!

Little Shop Of Horrors
Friday, Sep 7 7:00p to 9:30p
Rampart High School
Colorado Springs
Price: $6-9
RHS Performing Arts is proud to present Little Shop Of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Truly an evening of hilarity, this hair-raising spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies, provides a tuneful satire of musical comedy for widespread entertainment. Performances will be held on September 7th and 8th at 7 pm in the Rampart High School Auditorium. Tickets cost $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. To reserve and purchase tickets, go online to

Homestead Hike
Friday, Sep 7 10:00a
Mueller State Park
Price: Events are free, but you must have a $7 daily pass or a $70 annual pass to enter the park
Make history and become a time traveler while you hike to the Homestead trail. See what it was really like to live in the mountains before modern conveniences with volunteer naturalist Nancy Remmler on this moderate two-mile loop. Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain and sun protection, water, and snacks.

Bear Aware
Friday, Sep 7 6:00p
Mueller State Park
Price: Events are free, but you must have a $7 daily pass or a $70 annual pass to enter the park
In the upcoming months, bears will be seeking out up to 20,000 calories per day to bulk up for winter and hibernation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife volunteer Joe Kraudelt will provide an interesting and informative program on how to decrease your chances of a visit from a hungry bear. Dress warmly.

Parents Night Out
Saturday, Sep 8 4:30p to 9:30p
Downtown Family Center YMCA
Colorado Springs
Price: $26 for nonmembers
For ages 5-12. Parents, this is your chance to go to dinner, catch a flick or just enjoy some quiet time at home. Bring your kids to the Y, we'll feed them and make sure they have fun playing games and making crafts. $26 for nonmembers. Registration required.

Chick-fil-A Patriots' Festival and Ride for Heroes
Saturday, Sep 8 8:00a to 3:00p
Mountain Shadows Park
Colorado Springs
Price: Free
The Patriots' Festival and Ride for Heroes celebrates our hometown heroes and supports local charities. A 28-mile Heroes Challenge Ride and 14-mile Patriots' Ride begin at Mountain Shadows Park at 8 a.m. A free Kids on Bikes ride will also take place at 1 p.m. around Mountain Shadows Park. Stay afterwards and enjoy the Patriots' Festival, featuring live demonstrations including a Flight for Life helicopter, fire trucks, patrol vehicles, local K-9 unit, ambulance and a free Kidzone.

Ice and Snow!
Saturday, Sep 8 7:00p to 8:00p
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado Springs
Registration required.
Let's explore the unique world of snowflakes and icicles and find out why our winter world of ice and snow is so special. For all ages. Reservations and information at 719-576-2016.

Pikes Peak Challenge
Saturday, Sep 8 5:00a
Memorial Park
Manitou Springs
The Pikes Peak Challenge is a hike up Pikes Peak on Sept. 8th. It's a charity event for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado.
You can participate in the event or volunteer to assist.
Go to: for additional information.

Benefit Car Show
Sunday, Sep 9 1:00p to 3:00p
American Legion Post 209
Colorado Springs
Price: $20 car $10 motorcycle
All makes, models and years are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Wheels for Disabled Veterans program. This program distributes donated power wheel chairs, scooters, walkers, regular wheel chairs, canes, crutches and many other pieces of medical equipment to needy disabled veterans. All equipment received is checked for safety, then cleaned and disinfected before it is given out. Any monetary donations are used to service the equipment.
Registrations can be found at, email Lynette at, or register day of event.

Help Build a Trail at Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Sunday, Sep 9 8:00a to 4:00p
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado Springs
Colorado's renowned trail-building group, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), is seeking help for a two-day project that will help build a trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain through Cheyenne Mountain State Park, which is located on Highway 115. The VOC project is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9.
Volunteers are invited to help build the next portion of the trail, named the Dixon Trail after the homesteader who hiked to his home on the top of the mountain, which will eventually access the top of Cheyenne Mountain.
During the last few years, volunteers began work on the first portion of the trail. Volunteers who help with this two-day project will be treated to an evening at Cheyenne Mountain State Park that includes free dinner and a live band on Saturday, Sept. 8 and free camping.

A Smelly Adventure
Sunday, Sep 9 1:00p to 2:00p
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado Springs
Price: Programs are free, however, all vehicles entering the park must display an annual ($70) or daily ($7) Colorado State Parks Pass
Registration required.

Peak View Pond Hike
Sunday, Sep 9 2:00p
Mueller State Park
Price: Events are free, but you must have a $7 daily pass or a $70 annual pass to enter the park
This child-friendly hike will include signs of life, life cycles and the value of decaying life in the forest. Hikers will be able to visit Peak View Pond, an "enchanted forest" and some of the largest aspens on the park. Join volunteer naturalist Carole Larkey on this two-mile adventure!


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