Calendar

Dec
13
Wed
Master Plan for North Cheyenne Cañon @ Cheyenne Mountain High School
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm

For those living near Cheyenne Cañon, this is the time to get involved with the master plan.  The master plan is being revisited because of the land exchange with the Broadmoor.  Read below.

The City’s historic mountain park is set to get lots of attention over the next eight months as the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department teams up with community residents to develop an updated Master and Management Plan for the popular North Cheyenne Cañon Park.

The Master and Management Plan will focus on a little over 1,855 acres of land, including the core of the park property as well as the adjacent Cresta and Stratton Forest Open Spaces. Additionally, the plan will encompass the property added to the park from the recent land exchange with the Broadmoor. The plan will also focus on trail connections between the park and the adjacent open space properties, including Stratton and Stratton Preserve Open Spaces. (see map)

The existing North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan was developed in 1999. Since that time, park use has significantly increased and recreational needs have expanded and changed, creating impacts on the natural resources of the park.

Public Involvement Process

All community meetings indicated below will take place at 6 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain High School (1200 Cresta Road)

  1. Identify issues, concerns and guiding principals (July 2017-September 2017)
    1. Interviews, ice cream socials, on-site, social media and web online surveys
    2. Community workshop #1 on September 19
  2. Identify opportunities, problem situations and master plan preferences (October 2017)
    1. Community workshop #2 on October 17
  3. Review preliminary draft plan approaches (December 2017)
    1. Community workshop #3 on December 13
  4. Review draft master and management plan (January 2018)
    1. Community open house on January 25
  5. Present recommended master and management plan (February 2018)
    1. TOPS Working Committee – Park Advisory Board
  6. Approve final master and management plan (March 2018)
    1. Park Advisory Board
Meteor Showers: Geminids Meteor Shower @ Nights Sky
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 6:15 am

The Meteor Shower called the Geminids originated from the dust particles left by asteroid  3200 Phaethon. It appears annually in the night’s sky from December 4-17.  The best time to watch it will be early on the night of December 13 into the morning of the 14th. According to the astronomers, we may be able to see up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.  Look toward the constellation Gemini to view, and meteors can appear anywhere in the sky.

Check with some of the astronomy sites for the best time to view.

I like using  skyandtelescope.com/meteor-showers-in-2017  or seasky.org/astronomy-calendar-2017  for more information

Dec
14
Thu
December New Tech Pitch Night @ Epicentral Coworking
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

New Tech Pitch Night is the 4th Thursday of the month. Because of the upcoming holidays, New Tech Pitch Night will be the 2nd Thursday.

Pitch Night provides startup organizations an opportunity to practice their 5-minute pitch of their ideas/companies followed by 5 minutes of honest feedback from the crowd.  Meet your fellow startup community, experience a pitch firsthand, and offer your valuable insights.

Pitches will begin at 6:00 PM.

Free snacks!  Always a great time!

 

Recover Your Life Yoga @ The Sanctuary Church
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Tessa Gurley for an hour of “Recover Your Life” Yoga.  What makes this yoga class special is that it supports those in Recovery from Addiction.

 

Dec
17
Sun
Colorado Farm and Art Market: Indoor Winter Market @ Ivywild School
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Colorado Farm and Art Market: Indoor Winter Market

The Colorado Farm and Art Market is an authentic, locally run seasonal farmers market. The farmers and ranchers, artists and food vendors are all local and sell only what they have grown or produced, and they undergo a jury process to ensure the highest quality. You will only find the freshest, seasonally available produce!

New Moon December
Dec 17 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

New moon is on NDecember 17 at 11:30pm MST

On the lunar calendar the 1st day of the lunar month is the 19th.

Dec
21
Thu
Winter Solstice 2017
Dec 21 @ 3:43 am – 3:43 am

Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is the shortest day and longest night of the year.

In Earth-based religions (Pagan Religions), Winter Solstice is the beginning of the Yule holiday.  Yule is considered the turning point.  It is when the days start getting longer and thoughts turn to sunshine and renewing life.

Hear Here Poetry Slam @ Lon Chaney Theatre, City Auditorium
Dec 21 @ 6:00 am

Smokebrush presents the Hear Here Poetry Slam

Poets compete for a spot on the slam team. The audience decides who will be on the Slam Team. All ages are welcome.

6:00pm – Workshop
7:00pm – Sign up
7:15pm – Open Mic
8:00pm – The Slam

The Hear Here Poetry Slam @ Lon Chaney Theater At the City Auditorium
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm

NOW FEATURING A YOUTH OPEN MIC!
  

Workshop | Open Mic | Slam
Every Third Thursday
in Colorado Springs
@ 221 E. Kiowa St.

Youth Open Mic (19 and under) 5 pm
Poetry workshop at 6:15pm
followed by an open mic* at 7:15 pm
and our Poetry Slam at 8:15 pm.
Sign-up for open mic and slam starts at 7 pm
*for the open mic please limit readings to 5 minutes

Recover Your Life Yoga @ The Sanctuary Church
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Tessa Gurley for an hour of “Recover Your Life” Yoga.  What makes this yoga class special is that it supports those in Recovery from Addiction.