Southeast Colorado Springs Community Calendar

Editor’s note: Over the course of two years and interviews with hundreds of Southeast leaders, organizational representatives and residents, we have consistently heard the need for a single, consolidated destination for community-engagement events, training sessions, volunteer opportunities and family friendly outings. We are delighted to present to you the Express’ community calendar, which will be updated daily with the vision of offering you real-time information you need to plan you busy days.

Tuesday

Buzz with the Bs networking event: 7:30-9 a.m., SCP Hotel, 2850 South Circle Drive; 413-$16, bbb.org.

2019 KPWE Unstoppable Women’s Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Gallogy Events Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway; 465 cvent.com.

Mitchell High School graduation: 3 p.m. May 23, Broadmoor World Arena,  3185 Venetucci Blvd.

Wednesday

TESSA It’s Not Okay Campaign launch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 300.

Girls Night Networking: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Paninos Eastside, 3015 New Center Point .

Thursday

Harrison High School graduation: 2 p.m. May 23, Broadmoor World Arena,  3185 Venetucci Blvd.

Harrison High School graduation: 5 p.m. May 23, Broadmoor World Arena,  3185 Venetucci Blvd.

Friday

Food Truck Friday, “Slow Downz”: 5-8 p.m. SCP Hotel, 2850 S. Circle Drive.

CO Family Paint Night: 6-8 p.m., Stratmoor Hills Elementary School, 200 Loomis Ave.; $10-$15, artbyrizzo.com.

Soul Sessions at SCP Hotel, “Playing With Smoke”: 6-9 p.m., SCP Hotel, 2850 S. Circle Drive.

Saturday

2019 Peak City Athletics summer kickoff: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sierra High School, 2250 Jet Wing

Sierra’s Eddie Whitmore dribbles out of trouble past the defense of Pueblo West’s Logan Garcia during the Stallions’ second-round playoff win Feb. 27 at Pueblo West High School. [Courtesy photo/Anthony Sandstrom]

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Composting 101: 10 a.m. to noon, 917 E. Moreno Ave.

Just Breathe Wellness Retreat: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.; $15, meetup.com.

Film screening, “IF Beale Street could Talk” (R): 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Sunday

NAACP general membership meeting: 3-4 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

May 27

Colorado Springs City Council: Work session, 1 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

May 28

Colorado Springs City Council: Meeting, 2 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

May 30

Battle of the Bands, Summer Kick Off Party: 7-11 p.m., The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave.; $10, eventbrite.com.

May 31

Food Truck Friday, “A Brain Freeze”: 5-8 p.m. SCP Hotel, 2850 S. Circle Drive.

Blue Moon Trail Run 5K: 6 p.m., Pinon Valley Park and Ute Valley Open Space, 5585 Mule Deer Drive; $30-$45, coloradosprings.gov/bluemoon.

Soul Sessions at SCP Hotel, “Brandon HEndersone”: 6-9 p.m., SCP Hotel, 2850 S. Circle Drive

June 1

Get Outdoors Day Cops ‘N’ Bobbers: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Park, 1315E. Pikes Peak Ave.; ppora.org.

Meet me in the Park III Community Party: 3-6 p.m., Panorama Park, 4540 Fenton Road.

June 2

Art and Soul Colorado Springs: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive; artandsoulrereat.com.

June 3

Summer camp at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region Session 1 begins: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., E.A. Tutt Club, 1455 Chelton Road; $60 per day, $195 per week, bgcppr.org/enrollment-process.

June 4

Nature Detectives: 10:30 a.m., Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. and 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Harrison School District 2 Board of Education work session: 5:30 p.m., District Administration Building, 1060 Harrison Road.

June 5

Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education work session: 4-6 p.m.: D11 Administration Building, 1115 N. El Paso St.

Solid Rock Community Development Corp. Fresh Start Investment Program information session: 5:30 p.m., Solid Rock Christian Life Center, 2520 Arlington Drive.

June 6

Colorado Springs School District 11 adult and family education graduation: 7 p.m., Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus, 2115 Afton Way.

June 7

Park After Dark Cinema!: 7 p.m., Deerfield Hills Park, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road.

June 8

RISE Coalition Youth Violence Prevention Summerfest 2019; noon to 4 p.m., Mission Trace, 3031 S. Academy Blvd.

June 9

Colorado College Faculty Artist Concert: 2:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.; $5-$35.

June 10

YMCA basketball camp begins: 9-11:30 a.m. Southeast & Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive; $75-$90.

June 11

Colorado Springs City Council meeting: 1 p.m. City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

Kids’ education program, “Critters Galore!”: 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

June 12

Galaxy Art for kids 7 and up: 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education meeting: 6:30-10 p.m.: D11 Administration Building, 1115 N. El Paso St.

June 13

Idea Lab for kids, “Space Adventure”: 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Tween Twist, “Candy Sushi”: 2 p.m., Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

June 14

Galaxy Art for kids 7 and up: 4 p.m., Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

June 15

Juneteenth Festival, “More than Freedom”: noon to 6 p.m., Colorado College, 1107 N. Nevada Ave.

June 16

Colorado College Summer Concert Series, “A Family Affair”: 7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.; $5-$25.

June 17

Women in STEM, Exploring and Equipping: 8 a.m., Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive; $25-$500, eventbrite.com.

Summer Coyote Projects with Concrete Couch, “Adventure Play” begins: 9 a.m. to noon, Concrete Coyote, 1100 S. Royer St.; 719-313-7694, steve@concretecouch.orgor concretecouch.org.

June 18

Stories from the Stars: 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

June 19

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Southeast hours: 3-7 p.m., Southeast & Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive; 622-3597 or ppwfc.org.

June 20

KidsMAKE, “Cardboad Creations”: 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Harrison School District 2 Board of Education work session: 6 p.m., District Administration Building, 1060 Harrison Road.

June 21

CONO First Day of Summer Block Party: 5 p.m., Council of Neighbors and Organizations, 1506 N. Hancock Ave.

June 22

Mental Health is Wealth Community Forum: Noon to 3 p.m., Urbanites of the Pikes Peak Region, 506 E. Moreno Ave.

June 23

NAACP general membership meeting: 3-4 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

June 24

YMCA soccer camp begins: 9-11:30 a.m. Southeast & Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive; $75-$90.

Idea Lab for kids, “DIY Optical Illusions”: 10:30 a.m., Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

June 25

Colorado Springs City Council meeting: 1 p.m. City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

June 26

Doodling and Drawing for kids 7 and up: 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

June 27

Idea Lab for kids, “LEGO Engineering”: 3 p.m., Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

June 28

Care & Share Mobile Food Pantry: 11 a.m. to noon, Deerfield Hills Community Center and Spray Ground, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road.

Blue Moon Trail Run 8K: 6 p.m., Pinon Valley Park and Ute Valley Open Space, 5585 Mule Deer Drive; $30-$45, coloradosprings.gov/bluemoon.

June 29

Fort Carson Freedom Fest: 2-10:30 p.m., Iron Horse Park, 6151 Elwell St., Fort Carson; $5-$20, carsonfreedomfest.com.

June 30

PopCycle Family Ride: 1-3 p.m., America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive.

July 1

Summer Coyote Projects with Concrete Couch, “Music” begins: 9 a.m. to noon, Concrete Coyote, 1100 S. Royer St.; 719-313-7694, steve@concretecouch.orgor concretecouch.org.

KidsMAKE, “Glow Paintings”: 10:30 a.m., Sand Creek Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

July 2

Open Bible Baptist Church Food Pantry: 6-7:30 p.m, Open Bible Baptist Church, 824 S. Union Blvd.

July 3

Hillside Gardens and Events Center Summer Concert Series, Levi and Rifkin: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hillside Gardens and Events Center, 1006 S. Institute St.;$7, hillsidegardensandevents.com.

July 4

Independence Day

Sixth annual Southside/K-Land Fourth of July Barbecue: 1-11 p.m., John Adams Elementary School, 2101 Manitoba Drive; donations accepted, eventbrite.com.

July 5

First Friday Downtown: 5-8 p.m., various galleries and venues; downtowncos.com/event/firstfriday.

July 6

Colorado Springs Art & Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive.

The Southeast Express accepts community-engagement, listings and event notices of general interest for inclusion in its community calendar. Please email your items to news@southeastexpress.org and include “calendar” in the subject line. The Express reserves the right to edit for style and grammar, and to determine suitability for publication.

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— Compiled by Regan Foster