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The BAC (where, as a disclosure, I used to work and volunteer) is far from the Manitou Springs flood zone, but the Aug. 9 deluge completely rewrote its mission for a few weeks. The 25-year-old organization quickly turned its headquarters into the DAC — the Disaster Assistance Center — so residents and business owners could find help and volunteers could check in, grab tools and food, and head out. Executive director Natalie Johnson says it was a no-brainer for the BAC's leadership; that includes board president Kelly Cummings Snyder, who is married to Manitou's mayor, Marc Snyder. Says Johnson: "We just said, 'We'll open our doors and do whatever we need to do for the town.'" — Rhonda Van Pelt

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  • Play with Giants: A Demonstration (Art Events)

    • Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20 Free
  • Curious about Weaving? (Art Events)

    • Wed., April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $85-$95
  • Manitou Skill Share (Art Events)

    • Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Manitou Art Center (Auditions & Entries)

    • Through May 15 Free
  • Wunderkind (Art Exhibits)

    • Through May 13

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