Things to Do in Colorado Springs This Weekend: Aug. 17-19, 2012
Colorado Springs has to be one of the best places to spend one’s time in August. The weather is gorgeous, and there’s so much to do! If you live here in Colorado Springs or will be visiting our community this weekend, consider venturing outside to enjoy a relaxing round of golf, an invigorating tennis match, or a scenic hike or bike. Visiting Colorado Springs attractions, such as Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or the Manitou Springs historic shopping district, can also be great fun. Below we’ve listed a few events that might be worth your consideration as you’re planning how to spend your precious time off this weekend.
- Love’s Labor’s Lost — Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 7:30 pm, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. THEATREWORKS will present the Shakespeare play about a young king and his pals who get serious and vow to diet, study, and abstain from women. When a princess and her ladies show up–well, you can guess what happens! Tickets $35 each with discounts available for children and groups of 10+. UCCS students will be admitted for free.
- Music by Gentle Rain — Friday, 6-9 pm, Garden of the Gods Club’s dining room. Members are invited to join us for dinner this Friday evening to enjoy live music by popular local band Gentle Rain. To make a reservation, call our dining room at 719.329.6901.
- Parents’ Night Out — Friday, 6:30-9 pm, Garden of the Gods Club. Members are encouraged to drop your children off at the Recreation Center for an affordable evening of childcare at our Recreation Center while you enjoy the Club’s other amenities. Couple’s massage, anyone? Call the Recreation Center at 719.329.6905 for details or to reserve a space for your child.
- Brian Regan — Friday, 8 pm, Pikes Peak Center. Well-known comedian Brian Regan will be visiting Colorado Springs this Friday. He has been featured on The Late Show With David Letterman and Comedy Central Presents, and he has sold more than 150,000 comedy CDs. Tickets are priced at $39.75 to $49.75 and are available via www.pikespeakcenter.com.
- Outdoor Machinery Day — Saturday, 10 am & 1 pm, Western Museum of Mining & Industry. From the WMMI website: “Hear the shrill whistle of the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s 1928 Osgood Steam Shovel. Learn how compressed air locomotives replaced the poor mule in hauling mountains of ore, and then see one rumble out of the past and down the track. Listen to the stories describing the dangers of being a mill man. Understand how industrial revolution technology helped our ancestors hew a living out of Colorado’s hard rock, and then take a special tour of our unique 1890s Stamp Mill Gold Refinery. All of this is included in admission: Adults: $8, Military/AAA: $7, Seniors & Students: $6, Children 3-12: $4, Museum members and children under 3: Free.”
- Family Ed-Ventures: Hoofing Around the Zoo — Saturday, 1:30-2:30 pm, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Explore some of the hoofed animals that live right here in our zoo! Learn how they are all unique and why they have those hooves on their feet. The cost is $20 per Zoo member family of 4, and additional children will be admitted for $7 each. The cost is $35 per non-Member family of 4, which includes Zoo admission, and additional children will be admitted for $7 each. (A family includes 2 adults and 2 kids; additional children are $7 each.) Register online at www.cmzoo.org.
- Family Game Night — Saturday, 5-7 pm, Garden of the Gods Club Recreation Center. Members are invited to join us from 5-7 pm for a fun-filled Saturday evening of ping-pong, pool, badminton, basketball, and more. Click here for details.
- Mother/Daughter Tea — Sunday, 2-4 pm, Garden of the Gods Club. Don’t forget to hold up your pinky finger while you sip! This is a popular event among our Members, as it provides an opportunity for valuable female bonding time. Call our dining room for details or reservations (719.329.6901).