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This Week in Colorado Springs (1/2 - 1/7)

Happy New Year!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - January 2, 2018

Hello once again Colorado Springs, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! Temperatures are looking very mild for this week, with highs in the mid-50’s, and lows dropping to just a bit below freezing in the evenings. We’re still getting plenty of sunshine, though, so be sure to get out and take advantage before the cold weather gets to us!
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (1/2), we’ll be heading over to Pub Dog Colorado for their Barks, Booze, & Bags Fundraiser! The fundraiser is to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Support homeless animals with every sip as $1 from each draft beer or wine sold is donated to HSPPR. Enter the “Doggie Bag Giveaway” for your chance to win prizes and cool dog swag! Doggie bags are filled with mystery prizes worth hundreds of dollars. Winners announced at 8pm.
And rolling right along into Wednesday (1/3), we’ll be heading up to the Space Foundation Discovery Center for their Homeschool Day event! This week’s topic will be Robotics! Where humans cannot go, robots can. Learn how space programs use robots to explore beyond the Earth with a Science On a Sphere® presentation. Build robot crafts, drive rovers in our Mars Robotics Laboratory and explore the depths of an alien ocean in our Battelle Underwater Drone Lab. The future of robotics is today, and you can be a part of it this month at the Discovery Center’s Homeschool Days!
As for this Thursday (1/4), why not make a stop by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center while they’re still showing Annie? The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage this holiday season in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and is the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This beloved show features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including It’s a Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow!
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (1/5), we’ll be heading over to the Broadmoor Hotel International Center where they will be hosting the United States International Duo Piano Competition Finals! The United States International Duo Piano Competition (USIDPC) is the #1 duo competition in the world. The unforgettable setting and exceptional performances are sure to be a highlight of your students' performance career. The USIDPC welcomes performers of all ages and levels and attracts some of the top international talent to their professional competition. This event is free to the public, so come on out and see these rising stars in action!
And on Saturday (1/6), we’ll be swinging by the City Auditorium in Downtown Colorado Springs for the Colorado Springs Fitness Expo! Begin! Renew! Revive! Rejoice! Your fitness lifestyle! All under one roof in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Free Admission! Free live fitness classes! On-site health and fitness vendors. On-site studios and clubs available to get you ready for 2018! plus much more. With New Year’s resolutions fresh on your mind, this could be a great way to kick off 2018!
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (1/7), we’ll be heading over to Acacia Park in Colorado Springs for their Winter Wonderland – Skate at the Park! Sunday’s event will be sponsored by Beauty Bar, and you’ll get $1 off admission if you wear White and Blue, plus they’ll have hot chocolate, popcorn, and cotton candy! With our winter weather taking a bit longer to reach us this year, it’ll be a great chance to get the kids out for some fun on the ice without having to worry about the freezing cold weather! 

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