Special Events 

Stars Silent Auction, Antler's Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Benefits the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Foundation. Thurs., Sept. 14, 3-10 p.m. For more information, visit bbbsc.org or call 636-1056.

The Leechpit's 3rd Anniversary Barbeque, The Leechpit, 708 N. Weber St. Featuring music, food, drinks, giveaways and more. Sat., Sept. 16, noon to 7 p.m. Visit leechpit.com for more.

Second Annual Robert's Race for Lung Cancer Research, Monument Valley Park. Offering a 5-K run or walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer. Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. Call 303/913-1980 or visit lungcancerrun.com for more.

Sweet 16 Sock Hop, Doubletree World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $40. Enjoy a dinner, silent auction and dance to the music of Flash Cadillac. Sat., Sept. 16, 6-10:30 p.m. Call 475-1422 for more or visit blacktie-colorado.com.

The Rocky Mountain Concours d'Elegance Preview Gala and Benefit Dinner, Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. $150. A fine antique and classic automobiles showcase benefiting the Sunny Vista Living Center. Sat., Sept. 16, 6 p.m. Call 290-9362 for more or visit rmconcours.com.

USAF Global Volkssport XXVI, Farish Recreation Area, Woodland Park. Sat., Sept. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Turkey Creek Ranch Recreation Area, Rte. 115, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon. Join Air Force members and families throughout the world during these 5k and 10k walks. Visit angelfire.com/co4/fw for more.

Sports Corp Ice Hockey Face-Off Luncheon, Penrose House Garden Pavilion, 1661 Mesa Ave. $25. Join coaches from Colorado College, the Air Force Academy and the Colorado Avalanche for previews of the upcoming season. Wed., Sept. 20, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 634-7333 for more.

Moonlight on the Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. $25-$30. Meet animals and zookeepers while enjoying music, appetizers and drinks. Proceeds benefit the Elephant Yard renovation. Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30-9 p.m. Call 633-9925, ext. 116 or visit cmzoo.org for more.

Chile & Frijoles Festival, Pueblo, Union Avenue between First and B Streets. Sept. 22-24. Festival opening at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m. 719/295-7200.

Red Rock Canyon Outdoor Climbing Competition, Hwy. 24 and 31st street. $20-$25. All ages and abilities welcome. Redpoint format; lead and top roping available. Sat., Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 481-9099 for more or visit climbingtherock.com.

Bike with Pike Century Ride, from John Martin Reservoir to Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Follow in the footsteps of Zebulon Pike on a 100-mile journey. Sat., Sept. 23, 6 a.m. Call 719/583-8631 or visit frontierpathways.org for more.

Bonsai and Other Magical Miniature Landscapes, CC Worner Student Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Annual show by the Pikes Peak Bonsai Society. Sept. 23-24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 392-2532 for more.

The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs Fashion Show and Luncheon, Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave., $30-$40. Featuring fashions and food from Afghanistan. Wed., Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 590-1436 for more.

Mind Seizure Haunted House, Colorado Springs Flea Market grounds, 5225 E. Platte Ave. $13; $2 off with canned good donation to Care and Share. Running Sept. 29 through Oct. 31, Thurs.-Sun., 7 p.m. Call 527-3787 or visit mindseizurehauntedhouse.com for more.

Summer Extravaganza Fashion Show, Casino Night and Dancing, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $65. Benefits the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation. Sat., Sept. 30, 4:30-10 p.m. For tickets and more information call 599-9300.

Venetucci Farm Pancake Breakfast & Festival, 5210 S. US Hwy. 85-87. $4-$6. Bring the whole family for pancakes, children's activities and hayrides. Sat., Sept. 30, 8-11 a.m. For more call 389-1251 or visit ppcf.org.

Self-Guided Solar Homes Tour, begins at the CC Tutt Science Center, 1112 N. Nevada Ave., and Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce Building, 354 Manitou Ave. $5. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Rockledge Ranch Events, 3202 Chambers Way. Harvest Festival, featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time music, pumpkin picking and ranch tours. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First Nation's Day, featuring American Indian dance, storytelling, food and art. Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 578-6777 or visit rockledgeranch.com for more.

Seventh Annual Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $100. Wed., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Call 634-7333, ext. 1009 for more.

Evangelical Christian Academy Auction and Banquet, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $40. Featuring music, food and entertainment. Sat., Oct. 28, 4-10 p.m. Call 597-3675 for more.


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