Weekend events around Southern Colorado (May 31-Jun. 2)

Safety, Health, Wellness and Preparation Day - Colorado Springs

People have been asking for help to get their families prepared for any disaster that may strike at any time! In answer to this request from the community, Wescott Fire Department is hosting their annual "Safety, Health, Wellness and Preparation Day" this Saturday June 1, 2013.

Information and ideas at the special exhibits will include FireWise Mitigation, Fire/Drought Resistant Landscaping, Animal Wellness, Food Storage, Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, El Paso/Teller- E911 Smoke House, Penrose/St. Francis Pre-Hospital Education, Cancer Awareness, Electrical Safety, Monument Police, American Red Cross, Flight for Life (availability depending), see what it's like to be out on a fire-line as a Wildland Firefighter and so much more!

Special guests: Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be there to visit with your little ones!

The Wescott Fire Department is sponsoring Partners in Housing, and any donations of personal hygiene products (laundry soap, toilet paper, etc.) will be gladly accepted. 

If you also live within the Wescott Fire District your (family's) name will be put in for a drawing to have dinner with the Wescott firefighters - Winners of Best in Show MDA Firefighter Chili Cook-Off in Colorado Springs!

This is a non-profit event and is free to families, friends and all who are interested in good health, wellness, planning and preparing for emergencies.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 15415 Gleneagle Drive, Colorado Springs, 80921 (Wescott Fire Station 1)

Fire Safety Day - Colorado Springs 

In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire, Wendy's is holding a FIRE SAFETY DAY at the Garden of the Gods location, on Saturday, June 1st in the parking lot from 2p-5p.  

First Responders and teams that were key in our safety and recovery during the Waldo Canyon Fire, the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Police Department, Care and Share, and CS Utilities will be there with lots of information and hands on activities for young and old.

Bring in a non-perishable food item for Care and Share and get a FREE JR FOSTY!  Dine at Wendy's from 2-5pm and a percentage of sales will go directly to Care and Share to aid in their efforts.

There will be prizes and fun activities with Wendy and Frosty, safety presentations and a chance for all to thank our first responders!

2013 Xeriscape Tours of Pueblo and Pueblo West

Are you new to Colorado and wondering how to garden in our tough conditions? Does the severe drought have you re-thinking your garden? Could your current garden survive water restrictions? Are you thinking about putting in water-wise plants? Then come on the 2013 Xeriscape Tours of Pueblo and Pueblo West and see some beautiful water-wise gardens. These free tours are great chances to learn, be inspired or just have a fun outing with your friends and family.

The Pueblo Xeriscape tour will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Pueblo West tour will be on Sunday, June 2nd also from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

You are free to visit any and all of the gardens at your own leisure, in any order you wish, on the set date and time. Maps for the tours are available at most local garden nurseries, Pueblo libraries or online at the Pueblo County Extension office website under the Horticulture tab.

Master Gardeners will be at the gardens to answer your questions.

Come enjoy the tours and get inspired to create your own water-wise garden.

Fishing Clinic at Quail Lake - Colorado Springs

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a kids fishing clinic from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Quail Lake.

Free fishing rods and reels will be distributed to the first 500 children accompanied by an adult.

Children under the age of 16 are not required to have a fishing license in Colorado, but the first weekend in June is "Free Fishing Weekend," and the requirement to purchase a fishing license is waived for adults as well.

Quail Lake is located west of the World Arena off of E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Free parking is available across the street at the ATMEL parking lot at 1150 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.