This is the last weekend before school starts in Pueblo West. If you are looking for things to do in and around the area, here are a few suggestions:
· Writing and publishing workshop with Maria Melendez
Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Ryals Room - 4th floor
All aspiring writers are invited to attend a writing and publishing workshop with Maria Melendez, published author and editor of Pilgrimage, a literary magazine, which is presently housed at the Nature and Raptor Center. Maria also serves as the acquiring editor of Momotombo Press and contributing editor to Latino Poetry Review. The emphasis of the workshop will be on getting published with a focus on U. S. authors who write in English or bilingually with Latino themes. Self publishing and starting your own press will also be a topic. All aspiring writers are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Charlene at 553-0234.
· Fourth Anniversary Celebration of Nuestra Biblioteca & Sweet Dreams Car Show
Sunday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.
11 a.m. Car Show
1-5 p.m. José Mares art exhibit
1:30 p.m. Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo dancers
2:30 p.m. Fiesta Queen & Court performances
3 p.m. Poetry Slam
4 p.m. Fourth Anniversary Ceremony & Car Show Awards
Join Pueblo City-County Library District for the fourth anniversary celebration of Nuestra Biblioteca Hispanic Resource Center at Rawlings Library. This special celebration of Hispanic culture includes a performance by Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo dancers, Sweet Dreams Car Show, art exhibit and much more for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (719) 553-0234.
· Southern Colorado's Largest Bridal Fair
Sunday, August 15 · 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Pueblo Convention Center
Enjoy Pueblo's one stop shop for brides and grooms to be. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, fashion shows and register for a chance to win great giveaways!
· 2010 Colorado Springs Parade of Homes
Daily thru Sunday, August 22nd
The 2010 Colorado Springs Parade of Homes showcases 23 homes in 15 communities across El Paso County. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any Safeway. Click here for more information.
· Pueblo Convention Center's World Wine Tour Featuring a "Taste of Colorado"
Friday, August 20, Hors D'oeuvres 5:30, Dinner 6:30, at Pueblo Convention Center
Menu features Pluot Salad, Caramel Roasted Chili Pork Satays, Blackberry and Herb Double Cut Colorado Lamb Chop, and Grilled Palisade Peach with Grilled Angel Food Cake. All courses accompanied by a Colorado wine. Yum!
Tickets are $50 and must be purchased by Aug 18. Call 719-542-1100.
Remember, school starts on Tuesday, August 17. Watch out for kids and school buses. Drive carefully!