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Happy Monday from Colorado Springs!

A Cool Fall Week

By Tony Fleming-Brum - October 17, 2016

It’s looking like our transition into cooler weather here in Colorado Springs is going to be nice and smooth this week. Starting off with a slightly overcast Monday evening (10/17), why not join the Independent Film Society of Colorado for their Indie Movie Night at Ivywild School. This week’s showing will be Son of Ghostman, admission is free, and there will be a full bar and snacks available!

Tuesday and Wednesday (10/18-10/19) of this week are both slated to be very chilly days, so if you’re in town, they’ll be good days to take in some of the great indoor attractions here in the area. If you’ve got kids with you here in town, they would absolutely love a visit to Arcade Amusements Inc. (also known as The Penny Arcade, although not all their games are just a penny). They have over 80 coin operated rides for kids, one of the West’s largest pinball collections, and with over 86 years in business, it’s not a museum, but a true history of the coin machine business. After an afternoon on the town with the kids, you have most certainly earned a nice, relaxing evening. Art&Wine is a signature program that brilliantly pairs wine and art with talks on both, hosted by New Horizon Artists and local wine experts Michael Larkin and Darby Gould.

Another fun day trip for the young (oR the young at heart) is the Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs. Offering much more than just cool cave tours, the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has zip-line tours of Williams Canyon, the Wind Walker challenge course, and the Terror-Dactyl ride which drops you 200ft. at nearly 100mph! That then brings us to Wednesday evening (10/19) here in the Springs, and this week the Broadmoor World Arena is presenting Korn! Identified as pioneers of Nu Metal music, the members of Korn have stated that their major influences were Metallica, Nirvana, and Led Zepplin. Co-headlining the event will be Breaking Benjamin, an American hard rock band known for their chart-topping music and electrifying live performances.

Thursday afternoon (10/20) the Pike’s Peak Library District will be hosting the first established Yoga Group at the Monument library. Join host Corrine as she leads the group through a routine that may reduce cancer risk factors, as well as aid in the psychological healing process. Wrapping up your week here in the Springs, you are in for quite a treat on Thursday and Friday night! With clear skies and very mild Fall temperatures, both nights will be perfect for a late-night walk or hike to see the peak of the Orionids Meteor Shower. Averaging about 20 meteors per hour, it is produced by dust grains left behind by Halley’s comet. Meteors will radiate from the Orion constellation, but should be visible anywhere in the sky on a nice, clear night!

And as always, don’t forget about Front Range Shuttle, from cozy SUV’s to 25 passenger tour buses, we have your airport transportation needs covered!