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Things to Do in Colorado Springs This Weekend: Sept. 21-23, 2012

Pedicure at Garden of the Gods Club's spa

A pedicure at Garden of the Gods Club’s spa

It’s nearly Friday…  What are your weekend plans?  This will be the perfect weekend to get out and enjoy Colorado’s autumn  foliage or to “fall” into relaxation by giving yourself a spa day here at Garden of the Gods Club.  This month, visit us on a Sunday, and you’ll get a complimentary margarita or mojito by the pool with your purchase of Margarita Body Scrub and Wrap. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to add a reflexology massage for only $27.50, a savings of 50%! You’ve worked hard all week, so you deserve it!

For those of you who’d like other ideas for weekend fun in Colorado Springs, we’ve rounded up some ideas below.  If we’ve missed anything, please let us know by leaving a comment on this blog post.  Otherwise, get out this weekend and make some incredible memories with those you hold dear.

  • The Glass Menagerie — Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 2 pm & 7:30 pm, and Sunday, 4 pm, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater (UCCS).  Presented by THEATREWORKS, this production tells the story of a desperate mom scheming to get her shy girl married while a frustrated son flees the scene. Reality TV? Not exactly. It’s America’s most beautiful dream play, made by a magician from music and memory, smiles and heartbreak.  Tickets $35.
  • Arthritis Foundation 20th Annual Jewels of the Vine Wine Tasting — Friday, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.  Enjoy a lovely evening of wine tasting, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and a premium silent auction at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. This event will feature hundreds of wine and microbrew beers, with all proceeds benefiting the Arthritis Foundation – Rocky Mountain Chapter. Tickets are $60 each. For reservations, call 719.520.5711, or go to http://jewelsofthevine.kintera.org to purchase tickets.
  • Pikes Peak Pickleball Tournament — Saturday & Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm, Monument Valley Park.  Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a wiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  The public is invited to play in Colorado’s first USAPA sanctioned pickleball tournament at Monument Valley Park on September 22-23. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Mixed doubles play will be Saturday, September 22. Men’s and women’s doubles will be Sunday, September 23. The entry fee is $25 for one event or $30 for two. For a registration packet, email Debbie Crockett at dcrockett4@msn.com. For more info about pickleball, go to www.usapa.org and download a flyer on the Colorado Springs event.
  • Free Family Adventure Day:   Color Revolution — Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm, Bemis School of Art.  Treasure a day with your family, being creative! Bemis School of Art instructors will lead hand-on art activities that include pop art portraits, paper and cloth beads, and monochromatic collage landscapes. All ages and skill levels welcomed.
  • The Music of Led Zeppelin — Saturday, 8 pm, Pikes Peak Center.  The Colorado Springs Philharmonic invites you to “experience the power of a combined symphony orchestra and rock band pumping out Led Zeppelin’s classic hits in a brilliant combination of passion and thrills.”  Tickets $19-59.

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