Bikes and Brews at the Bridge, Criterium Bicycles, 6150 Corporate Drive. Road bike ride, mountain bike ride, family bike ride, contests, food and music. Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To sign up for rides or for more info, call 599-0149 or 633-2555.
Pikes Peak Bar-B-Q Festival, Chapel Hills Mall, Northeast parking lots, 1710 Briargate Blvd., Free. Sat., Aug. 9 - Sun., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Supports Operation Back To School, providing school supplies to local children. For more, call 597-1831 or visit
UFO Watch, UFO Watch Tower on Route 17, Hooper (22 miles north of Alamosa). Lectures by top researchers, light pollution-free viewing of Perseids Meteor Showers of Mars. 9 a.m., Sat., Aug. 9 5 p.m., Sun., Aug. 10. For information and tickets, http://SeekUFOs.com or call 719/378-2271.
Farmers Markets, Mon. and Thurs.: Memorial Park, Pikes Peak Ave. and Union Blvd. Wed. Farmers State Bank, Meridian Road and US Highway 24. Fri: Woodland Park, on Hwy. 24. Sat.: Old Colorado City at 24th St., Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, Lewis Palmer District 38 headquarters, 2nd Street.
free concerts Brown Bag Lunch series, Acacia Park Bandshell, 115 East Platte Ave. Free. Tues., noon to 1 p.m. July 29, US Naval Reserve Band from San Diego.
Sack Lunch Serenade, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thurs., noon to 1 p.m. Free. Silent movies accompanied by organ music. July 24, Bob Lillie and Christmas in July ; July 31Trent Ellis from AGO.
Paint the Town Blue series, Acacia Park, Tejon and Bijou. Free. Thurs., 5:30 -7:30 p.m. July 24, Mike Nelson & the Motel Kings; July 31, That Band.
Jazz in the Parks, Mountain Shadows Park, 5151 Flying W Ranch Rd., Wed., July 23, 6 8 p.m. New Orleans Jazz Gathering with Vern Baumer.
Palmer Village Series, Plaza of the Rockies South Concert Area, Wed., July 23, 6 8 p.m. Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis.
Manitou's Soda Springs Park Summer Concerts, Mon., July 28, Little London Winds; Thurs., July 31, Fountain Creek Brass Band. Go to
www.manitousprings.org or call 685-5089 for more.