This month, our Weekend Guide is giving you a tour of Latino events in and around Colorado Springs, with music, lectures and Fiestas.  With so much to do, see and enjoy, this guide is really only a snapshot of what Colorado Springs has to offer.

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Without Borders: Art Sin Fronteras | Through March 1, 2019

Display of work by artists from southern Colorado, norther New Mexico and beyond in a variety of mediums which explore the concept of borderlands and what homelands are today.

Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place:  El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave, Pueblo, CO
Fee:  $5 Adults, Seniors 65+ $4, Military with ID $4, Students with ID $4, Children under 6 Free

Contact: 719-583-0453

Gold and Guns:  Colorado and the Civil War West | October 2

Megan Kate Nelson is a writer and historian based in Lincoln, MA. When most people think of Civil War battlefields, they do not think of high mountain passes, desert rivers, and deep red rock canyons. But they should. Between 1861 and 1865, the Union Army fought a series of battles against three different enemies in New Mexico and Arizona: Confederates, Apaches, and Navajos. In the end, they won most of these battles and saved the West for the Union. They were able to do this for a variety of reasons: the willingness of Colorado gold miners and Hispano New Mexicans to volunteer for the war effort; the Union Army’s use of hard-war tactics against all of their opponents; and the Lincoln Administration’s vision of a free-labor future, which required both African-American emancipation and Native American incarceration. In her talk, Nelson will tell these little-known stories of the Civil War, and explain the significance of the West in the fight for America’s future.

Time:  6 pm – 8:00 pm
Place:  Colorado College, Edity Kinney Gaylord Cornersont Arts Center 825 N. Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, CO 
Fee:  Free to the Public

Contactwww.ColoradoCollege.edu

Valenzuela on Ethnic Studies for Colorado | October 3

Angela Valenzuela is a professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program within the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as the director of the University of Texas Center for Education Policy. 

Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Place:  Colorado College, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, CO 
Fee:  $5

Contact: www.ColoradoCollege.edu


Spring Creek Cleanup Week | October 6
The City of Colorado Springs Adopt A Waterway is hosting a community event from 12 – 4 pm.  The Alvarez Family will host their Creek Weed Day st Springs Creek located behind 506 Lakewood Circle (Between Valley Hit Golf Course and Satellite Hotel).  They will be providing dinner for our volunteers from 4- 5 pm.  All cleaning supplies are provided.  Bring comfortable clothing to protect self from bugs and bushes.  Possible that you can get wet.  

Time:   12 – 4 pm
Place:  506 Lakewood Circle (Between Valley Hit Golf Course and Satellite Hotel)
Contact:  Ivonne “Ivy” Alvarez for more information or to help with the clean up (719) 306-6622.

Native American Story and Craft Tips | October 6

Free story and craft taught by the Native American Women’s Association.

Time:  10:00
Place:  Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact: 719-219-0108

Latino Community Luncheon | October 10
This months Latino Luncheon features guest speakers J.D. Ross Lieutenant Patrol Division El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and  Carey Boelter , MA, LPC Behavioral Health Programs Manager from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Time: 11 pm – 1 pm
Place:  Hotel Elegante, 2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs
Contact:  Latino Community Luncheon  

Hispanic Heritage Celebration | October 14

The Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council and Cinco de Mayo Inc. are very excited to extend an invitation to you to attend our upcoming event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Arts Month.

Not only will there be some great food created for your enjoyment by the Antlers very own chef Todd, but you will be able to enjoy art and culture with traditional dancers and great music by Colorado Springs’ own Ryan Flores, Grupo Xochiti Aztec Dancers from Pueblo, and Ballet Folklorico de La Raza dancers from Colorado Springs.

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Place:  Antlers Hotel at the Palmer Center, 4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Contact:  Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration  

Free Museum Day at Fine Arts Center| October 19

Visit the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The FAC collections include 4,000 cultural artifacts, a permanent collection of more than 20,000 pieces of art.  Artist hands-on art activities from 10 am to 2 pm in the Smith Family Gallery.

Time:  10 am – 7 pm
Place:  30 W. Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact: 719-634-5581

Spanish Explorers and the Age of Exploration | October 20

Join Andy Rissa, Park Interpreter to learn more about early Spanish exploration in the Pikes Peak region.

Time:  10:30 am – 11:30 am
Place:  Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact: 719-219-0108

Spanish Explorers and the Age of Exploration | October 27

Join Andy Rissa, Park Interpreter to learn more about early Spanish exploration in the Pikes Peak region.

Time:  10:30 am – 11:30 am
Place:  Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact: 719-219-0108

Minority Business Office:  Navigating Small  Business Certifications | Tuesday, October 30

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Training

Time:  11:30 am  – 1 pm
Place:  555 E PIkes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact:  Event Registration  

 

 

 

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