Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting July 17, 2017
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center - 1805 N. 30th St., $5. Registration: gardenofgods .com. - How to Climb, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Joy Ride - Family-friendly 5-6 mile bike ride, meet between 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.; tinyurl .com/bzpmq8p.
Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center - 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Road; cheyennecanon.org/visitor- centers. - Free guided hikes for families, 1:30-3 p.m. daily through Labor Day.
Bear Creek Nature Center hikes - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - Bear Creek Nature Center Plant Walk, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, $4.
Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Cahill Loop, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead. - Wapiti Trail, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Visitor Center. - Rock Canyon, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Friday, Rock Pond Trailhead. - Ranger Ridge, 1 p.m. Thursday, School Pond Trailhead. - Elk Meadow, 1 p.m. Friday, Elk Meadow Trailhead. - Golden Eagle Trail, 9 a.m. Saturday, Black Bear Trailhead. - Outlook Ridge, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Outlook Ridge Trailhead
Sandy Wells Fundraising Concert and Silent Auction - To benefit the Equestrian Skills Course at Bear Creek Regional Park, 7 p.m., Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive. $15 in advance, $20 at door; sandy wellsconcert.eventbrite.com.
Nature programs at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center - 1805 N. 30th St. Reservations: gardenofgods.com. - Understanding the Solar Eclipse, 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 24, $5.
Nature programs at Mueller State Park - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366. - Children: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Camper Services. - Children: Insect Inspection, 2 p.m. Thursday, Visitor Center. - Native Americans of the Pike's Peak Region, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Amphitheater. - Friends in the Night, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Amphitheater. - Children: What's the Buzz - Bees, 2 p.m. Saturday, Visitor Center. - Star Party, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Visitor Center. - Nocturnal Animals, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Amphitheater. - Patio Talk: Prey and Predator, 1 p.m. July 24, Camper Services. - Timber Wolves, 7 p.m. July 24, Amphitheater.
Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745. - Twos and Threes Outdoors - Kids Love Mud, for ages 2 and 3, 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday, $3. - Frog Frenzy, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, $4.
Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - Little Wonders: Darling Dragonflies, for ages 2 and 3, 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $3. - Bear Creek Nature Camp: The Birds Beauty & the Beaks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24-28, $140; Maria Petkash, 520-6972
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