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A Celebration of the Life of Lu Lu Stroud Pollard, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Featuring a reception, tributes and a video presentation on this prominent local historian. Fri., Aug. 18, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 635-8888 for more.

Lake George Gem and Mineral Show, Lake George. Featuring fossils, minerals, jewelry and more. Aug. 18-20. Call 303/838-8859 for venue information and more.

Top of the Rock Steel Tip Dart Tournament, The Dead Ant Tavern, 4348 Montebello Dr. $5 blind draw. Aug. 18-20, 7 p.m., Visit or call 598-9867 for more.

Ask a Master Gardener Day, Good Earth Garden Center, Hillside Gardens and Nursery, Phelan Gardens and Rick's Nursery. Free. Sat., Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 636-8926 for more.

Annual Keller Homes Charity Golf Tournament, Country Club of Colorado, 125 E. Clubhouse Drive. Benefits Peak Vista Community Health Centers; sponsorship levels vary. Mon., Aug. 21. Visit or call 528-6977 for more.

The Love Club, Parents' Morning Out Program, East United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Monument St., Sun., Aug. 26, 2-4 p.m. Open house and registration information. Call 634-2801 for more.

American Discovery Trail Half Marathon and 5K Fitness Challenge, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. $15-$35. Enjoy a 13-mile marathon or 5K fitness challenge to benefit the YMCA. Mon, Sept. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 265-6161 for more.

Vintage Baseball Matches, Rock Ledge Ranch and Cripple Creek. Featuring the Colorado Territorial All-Stars vs. the Camp Creek Cloudbusters, Sept. 4, 1 p.m. at Rock Ledge. Four-team tournament, Sept. 9-10 in Cripple Creek. Visit or call 578-6777 for more.

Pikes Peak Challenge, Barr Trail, Manitou Springs. Hike to the summit of Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail in this benefit for the Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Sat., Sept. 9, 5 a.m. Call 574-1634 for more or visit

Excellence in Customer Service Evening, Antler's Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $80. The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Foundation honors those businesses with great customer service plans. Tues., Sept. 12, 6-9:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 636-5076, x100.

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 or call 636-1056.

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

2nd 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 for more.

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 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 for more.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$25. Presented by The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration. Fri., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.

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