Dust off your boots and cowboy hat for an evening of Wild West fun. Enjoy professional roping demos, a bungee bull competition, arm wrestling, live country music, dancing and "western" food and drink. Proceeds benefit three nonprofits of the Pikes Peak Partnership.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame
101 ProRodeo Drive
Thursday, April 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $99
Contact: 633-4601 ext. 123,
Get down to earth
Start Earth Day early with a 9 a.m. cleanup in the Garden of the Gods. Then celebrate your handiwork with guided nature walks, live animal demos, arts and crafts for kids, American Indian dances, Mr. Science shows, live music and more.
Earth Day Celebration
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
1805 N. 30th St.
Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free
Contact: 219-0108, gardenofgods.com
Clean your closets and bring your re-useable women's clothing and home decor to this "swap-shopping" event. Shoppers should BYOB (bring your own bags) and fill them with all the new-to-you merchandise you can use. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission.
Gay and Lesbian Fund of Colorado
315 E. Costilla St.
Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, noon to 4 p.m., $10 minimum donation
Contact: 632-6189, firstname.lastname@example.org
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