What to Do in Colorado Springs this weekend, July 23-25th

What are you doing this weekend? Maybe you'll decide to check out.....


UNIQUE STEP & DANCE TEAM TALENT SHOW 6-9pm @ UCCS - no cost (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918) FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY

COWBOY SONGS & POETRY 7pm @ Cheyenne Mountain State Park Amphitheater - singing and foot stompin' to Old West tunes (410 JL Ranch Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80926) call 719-576-2016

ICE CREAM THEATER - THE DUSTY ATTIC 7pm @ Manitou Arts Theater - family show followed by art activities and ice cream - $10 tickets (1367 Pecan Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904) call 719-685-4729 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

FREE COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE LESSONS 7pm @ Carey-On Saloon - intermediate/advanced rodeo line dancing (3350 N. Chestnut, Colorado Springs, CO 80907) call 719-630-5077 or 719-440-1818

GUIDED WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE 8am @ Cheyenne Mountain State Park - Join us for a 2-3 mile hike to observe mule deer, wild turkeys, prairie dogs, and other park residents. Bring binoculars and water. Have $6 exact change, if you need to purchase a daily State Parks pass (410 JL Ranch Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80926) call 719-576-2016

PIKES PEAK WATER GARDEN SOCIETY ANNUAL POND TOUR 9am-4pm @ meet @ Wasson High School - no cost to tour great ponds and yards around town (2115 Afton Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80909) SATURDAY & SUNDAY

2010 SPRINGS BEER FEST 11am-7pm @ Antlers Park - Join Old Chicago, The Friends of Cheyenne Canyon, Bristol Brewery and BeerTapTV for a day of fun in the sun! Live music, over 25 breweries, amusements for the whole family, great food from local joints and YOU - $20 tickets if purchased in advance or $25 at the event (31 W. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903)

RAGTIME PIANO PLAYING 8:30pm @ The Broadmoor's Golden Bee - The sounds of a ragtime piano, played by resident pianist Bud Kreuzer and others can be heard nightly at The Golden Bee. Beginning at 8:30 p.m., classic songs including Sweet Caroline, Margaritaville, and Piano Man are played by request, and patrons are encouraged to grab songbooks, raise their glasses, and sing along! (One Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) SATURDAY & SUNDAY

OLD COLORADO CITY'S SHOWDOWN OF CHILI, BBQ, BEER & BANDS 10am-7pm @Bancroft Park (on W. Colorado Ave. between 24th&30th Street. Bancroft Park on 24th Street will come alive w/live music, food, fun & entertainment) SATURDAY & SUNDAY

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER & SHOW 6:15pm-9:30pm @ Embassy Suites (7290 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918) Call 888-575-3884 for tickets and more information

SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH @ THE MOUNTAIN VIEW RESTAURANT 10:45am-2pm (3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) 719-538-4000

Of course, there are MANY more activities going on around town. You can check them out. If you have an upcoming event you would like me to feature, please email me!

Add Value to Your Home

10 Value-Adding Home Improvement Projects

By Paige Tepping

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2010--Now that summer has arrived, homeowners across the country are taking advantage of the warm weather by tackling home improvement projects they have been putting off. If you are looking for ways to add value to your home, the following home improvements may be just what you’re looking for.

Tip 1: Remodel your kitchen
Kitchen updates are one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Adding modern appliances and refacing your cabinets to give it a more modern look is well worth the investment.

Tip 2: Add a Garage
Homes with at least a two car garage are more attractive to potential home buyers. Having a home with a small garage is almost as bad as having no garage, so consider upgrading before putting your home on the market.

Tip 3: Remodel your bathroom
Bathrooms are very important to home buyers. Just as with the kitchen, home buyers look for modern conveniences. Adding a Jacuzzi bathtub, painting the walls and adding appropriate flooring will go a long way toward increasing your home’s value.

Click here to read all 10 of these helpful tips from RISMedia.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days in Colorado Springs

This week, the 70th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days is taking place in Colorado Springs. If you missed the parade last night, you won't want to miss the events in the coming days.

Authentic Chuck Wagons will gather for a Cook-Off at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days. Cooks from across the country will circle the wagons on Saturday, July 17th for the annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days Chuck Wagon Cook-off. The event is free to the public for viewing of the different campsites, but for only $10 you can enjoy a hardy cowboy meal from 5p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 17th at the Norris Penrose Event Center. Meal tickets are available onsite the day of event or by contacting Dean Venezia at (719) 491-2158. Learn more here.

Visit the Colorado Springs Rodeo site for tickets and more information.

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