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Weekend events: Jun. 21 - Jun. 23

SOUTHERN COLORADO - Weekend events around Southern Colorado.


This Saturday we will be opening our track to all ages and skill levels to raise money for the victims of the Black Forest fire. 100% of the donations will go to the Pikes Peak Chapter of The American Cross. An open ended donation is required for track entry (spectators and riders) with split practices from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The track will have an altered layout to match all bikes and skill levels, so spread the word and invite all your friends. Whether your riding or not, it will be a great time!  

8355 Vollmer Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908


On Saturday at the Hampton Inn on Commerce Center from 8am-11am, the victims of Waldo Canyon are having a free clothing drive for the evacuees of Black Forest.  
If you want to drop stuff off for the drive, do so before Friday night.  Mostly this is just clothing and personal care items.

7245 Commerce Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

The Colorado Springs Fire Department and Colorado Springs Police Department, including "team managers" Interim Fire Chief Tommy Smith and Police Chief Pete Carey, will go head-to-head in the first annual Heroes Classic Softball Game at Sky Sox Stadium on Saturday, June 22 at 7:05 p.m. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have announced that for each ticket purchased for the event on Saturday, June 22, five dollars will be donated to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to assist victims of the Black Forest Fire. The night will culminate with a tremendous fireworks display following the game.

Anyone who has lost their home in the recent fire or is still currently evacuated can come to the game for free by stopping by the Sky Sox box office any time leading up to the event.

All money raised during the event via the ticket donation and the auctioning of specialty game-worn jerseys and baseball memorabilia will go to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation's "Emergency Relief Fund" which was established for victims of the Black Forest Fire. This fund is modeled after last year's Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund which received an outpouring of community support.

In addition, Care & Share Food Bank will be on hand at the event accepting any nonperishable food item donations and Springs Rescue Mission will be accepting clothing, household items and clean-up items like work gloves, rakes, shovels and trash bags. Pikes Peak Community Foundation will also be on hand at the game accepting any monetary donations that individuals would like to make beyond their ticket purchase.

Tickets for the event come in two different options and can be purchased online at www.skysox.com, in person at the Sky Sox box office or by calling (719) 591-SOXX.


WHEN: Friday, June 21st, 8:30am-5:00pm
             Saturday, June 22nd, 8:00am-5:00pm
             Sunday, June 23rd, 8:30am-3:00pm

WHERE: Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO 81005

Over 2,000 specialty vehicles will be on hand at the Colorado State Fairgrounds during the 29th Annual Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus presented by the National Street Rod Association®. This is the city's largest vintage car show featuring pre-1949 street rods from all over the country.

The annual Street Rod Parade will take place Friday, June 21st at 10:00am.  The parade begins at the North Side Kmart on Elizabeth Street, heads south on Elizabeth to First Street, then Grand to Union Avenue. From Union the street rods will take a left on Abriendo Avenue, right on Broadway Avenue then a Left on Berkley Avenue. From Berkley the street rods will take a right on Summit Avenue and head west to the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

ZOMBIE CRAWL - Manitou Springs

A zombie crawl is planned for Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. at CK Comics & Collectibles, 719 Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs. Bliss Productions will be filming the crawl for an upcoming indie film. If you need help with your living-dead makeup, makeup artists will be available starting at noon and will be charging $5 per person. Susanne Lambdin will be signing copies of her "Morbid Hearts: A Dead Hearts Novel" at the store after the crawl from 2 to 4 p.m.

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