Aug 16, 2012

...In the Community (Aug 16-30)

We're featuring a bi-monthly glance at some exciting upcoming local events — some art, some outdoors, some music... hopefully you'll find a little bit of everything. Share your experience of these events in the comments section, Facebook, or Twitter (use #inthecommunity) if you go to any of these! Please note: phone numbers listed are for the event, not necessarily the venue.

Juel Grant, VSP XIX (image source).
Transformative Nature
8/17 - 9/17 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Free at Commonwheel Artists Co-op (map) — 719.685.1008
Featuring Audrey Gray's newest works that combine natural and found materials and Juel Grant's VSP (very small paintings) as re-interpretations of the term "nature." Part of Manitou Springs' 3rd Friday Art Walk.

Run for the Fallen
Sat., 8/18 | 8 a.m.
Free at Iron Horse Park, Fort Carson (map) — 719.526.1867
An outdoors event to commemorate fallen soldiers; event options are 5k run at 9 a.m. or 1 mile walk start at 9:10 a.m. Bicycles and pets are not allowed.

S.O.S. Fundraiser for the Colorado Springs Senior Center
Tues., 8/21 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Free, but donations accepted at Warehouse Restaurant & Gallery (map) — 719.387.6000
Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres in support of the Senior Center and its significance to the community.

Jazz in the Garden
Fri., 8/24 | 7 p.m.
Free at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (map) — 719.328.1125
This Friday's concert will feature Ladies of Jazz: Claire Anderson, Danielle Sena and Kathy Woodford with Mark Arnest. 

Hope and Action Film Series: "What's 'Organic' About Organic?"
Fri., 8/24 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Free at First United Methodist Church (map) — 719.471.8522
Watch Shelley Roger's "What's 'Organic' About Organic?", followed by a discussion led by a Grant Family Farms representative. See the trailer below.

Freebird: Jazz in the Now
Sun., 8/26 | 7 p.m.
$15 at Marmalade at Smokebrush (map) — 719.444.1012
Freebird combines blues, funk, jazz to transform familiar tunes into new songs. Featuring Joseph "FluteDaddy" Liberti, Lee Gardner, Jana Lee Ross and Dick Cunico.

...In the Community runs on the first and third Thursdays of each month on the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Blog.

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