SOUTHERN COLORADO - Weekend events happening in the Southern Colorado region (Jun. 7 - Jun. 9).
9th Annual First & Main Summer Concert Series - Colorado Springs
The 9th Annual First & Main Summer Concert Series runs every Friday June-July, 5-7pm. The concert is located in the First & Main park across from the Cinemark movie theater.
To kick off our 9th Annual First & Main Free Summer Concert Series we will once again have our Summer Spectacular at the first concert of the series. On June 7th from 3-5pm bring the family out for a bounce house, 4H petting zoo, face painters, a magician and much more!
The Summer Spectacular only takes place at the first concert so make sure you mark your calendars now!
2013 Band Line Up
June 7th: Bop Skizzum (Dance Band)
June 14th: Manuel Molina and his International Combo (Latin/Salsa)
June 21st: Mad Dog & the Smokin J's (Rockabilly)
June 28th: Monument Hill (Rock Covers)
July 5th: Velvet Rut (Classic Rock Covers)
July 12th: Oakhurst (Americana/Country)
July 19th: Jake Loggins Band (Blues)
July 26th: That Eighties Band (80's Hits)
Ranch Day - Colorado Springs
Ever wonder what it was like to be a ranch hand in the 1800's? Cheyenne Mountain State Park will re-live that experience on Saturday, June 8.
Come try your hand at roping, throwing horseshoes and leather crafting. You can spit watermelon seeds, dress up like a ranch hand and make a brand to take home! Sit and listen to cowboy jokes and meet people who ranched on the land that is now Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
Events run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Amphitheater. Plan to come hungry and have lunch to benefit our military community. Proceeds from the food vendor benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
"Square Dancing with the Rangers" takes place at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Skipper Group Picnic Pavilion. Join us for some good old fashioned, foot-stompin' fun. Don't know how to square dance - don't worry. Lessons will be provided, so come and learn to square dance with the Cheyenne Mountain Rangers.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is located south of Colorado Springs at 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Take Nevada Ave. south, which becomes Colorado State Highway 115, to JL Ranch Heights Road opposite the Main Gate One entrance to Fort Carson. Turn to the west to the park entrance. Programs are free but, unless otherwise noted, vehicles entering the park must have a $7 daily or $70 annual State Parks pass.
Free Fishing Poles - Homestead Ranch Regional Park
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and El Paso County Parks are co-sponsoring a day in the beautiful outdoors to introduce the public to the fishing improvements at Homestead Ranch Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 8. There will be free fishing poles for the first 150 kids.
Come one, come all to enjoy an educational and fun special event to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Homestead Ranch Regional Park, which is located just north of Peyton in eastern El Paso County.
The pond is stocked with small bass and bluegills, which are perfect for teaching kids to fish.
Activities include educational stations for casting, fishing ethics, fish anatomy, knot tying, archery, and a .22 caliber shooting station. There is no cost, so come discover this awesome El Paso County Park.
Trails and Open Spaces will teach "Share the Trail" ethics and Matt Morgan of the Colorado Geological Survey will lead a hike to the rim and talk about rocks and the unique formations at the park.
Homestead Ranch Regional Park is located at 16444 Gollihar Road. Take U.S. Highway 24 to Elbert Road north, go east on Sweet Road to Gollihar north.
Free Men's Health Screening - Sam's Club
Survey findings have revealed that many men don't see their primary care physician annually, even through preventative screenings can reduce likelihood of some of the most common diseases affecting men. For example, prostate cancer affects one in six men, making it one of the most common types of cancer found in American men as well as one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men.
On Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sam's Club will host free men's health screenings in honor of Men's Health Month in June. The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy. While the health screening event focuses on men's health, the screenings will offer tests for both men and women.
The free health screening event features tests valued at up to $150, including:
- PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test for men
- TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) test for women
- Blood pressure
- BMI (body mass index)