News Sept 23, 2015

Come out for the Creek Week Kickoff event Sept 26.
Public meeting on AFA Santa Fe Trail postponed to Oct 5.
Shift Thrift Grand Opening Sept 26.
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This Saturday! Creek Week Kickoff, Sept 26
Creek Week Kickoff and Cleanup
Saturday Sept 26, 8 am
Fountain Creek Regional Park
This event is open to the public; have fun with TOSC and make a difference! Sign up here.
TOSC will join the Creek Week Kickoff at Fountain Creek Regional Park for the cleanup and fun kickoff activities. We will gather at 8 am for sign in, then take a short hike to our cleanup location. We’ll work until about 11:30, then return to the main staging area to take group photos and do prize drawings.We’ll have special swag for our guests!
Meeting on the Santa Fe Trail through AFA Oct 5.
El Paso County Parks will host a community meeting to discuss the public use of the New Santa Fe Regional Trail through Air Force Academy property. The meeting date has changed:
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Location TBA.
We encourage the public to come out and make their thoughts known about the New Santa Fe Trail and its future uses.
Waldo Waldo 5K Walk/Run, Oct 17.
Waldos in costume

Registration is open for the Waldo Waldo!
Saturday, October 17, 9 am
Supports the Trails and Open Space Coalition
The Waldo Waldo 5K is a locally-run family-friendly 5K walk & “fun run” fundraiser for local nonprofits.
The registration fee comes with a Waldo or Wenda costume kit (characters from the popular “Where’s Waldo?” children’s books) that includes a shirt, hat and glasses! Register now; the price increases the morning of the event.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Sat, Oct 3.
The first Saturday in October is Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day! Celebrate by taking your child mountain biking on Sat, Oct 3 at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. This is a day of family fun on the trails.  All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Ultra beginner routes up to advanced riding options planned for the day.
The Rider and the Wolf
Thurs, Oct 15, 6 pm
Armstrong Hall
The Rider and the Wolf is a feature documentary about the life and mysterious disappearance of Mountain Bike Hall of Fame cyclist Mike Rust.
City of Colorado Springs Calendar photo contest
Now through Oct 1.
City Parks wants your seasonal shots from any of our City’s natural treasures, scenic hideaways, gorgeous vistas, or places in action. Contest rules at the link.
Vote Yes for Trails
Voters will be asked in November to allow $2.1 M in excess revenues to be used for critical trail projects.We have pics and project list.
Moving Forward 2040 Open House
Thur, Oct 1, 5-7 pm
Ivywild School
Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about the state of transportation in the Pikes Peak Region and provide input on priorities through 2040.
Cheyenne Mtn Run
8 mile and 5K
Oct 24, 10 am
Run the Dixon Trail and help raise funds to complete it to the top of Cheyenne Mountain!
Pikes Peak Summit House
Your Comments Wanted!
The City of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, U.S. Army, and Colorado Springs Utilities are starting the planning process to replace the existing facilities on the summit of Pikes Peak. Public input is needed!
Check our volunteer calendar for details and sign up information.
Sept 24 (Thurs)
7:45 am Seven Bridges Trail
Sept 26 (Sat) 
8 am Creek Week Kickoff–hike and cleanup
8 am Ute Valley Park
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
8:30 am Cheyenne Cañon Cleanup
Sept 27 (Sun) 
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Oct 3 (Sat) 
10 am Shooks Run Creek Cleanup
Oct 4 (Sun)
8:30 am Pineries Open Space
Oct 9 (Fri)
8:30 am Bear Creek Regional Park
Oct 10 (Sat)
7:30 am Waldo Canyon
8 am Palmer Park
8:30 am Garden of the Gods Youth Day
12:30 pm Garden of the Gods Youth Day
Shift Thrift Grand Opening Sat Sept 26.
Come help Mike & Julie celebrate at Shift Thrift!

Shift Thrift Grand Opening Sat, Sept 26.
Come out to the PARTY and enjoy live music, free lunch, prizes and giveaways. Shop the great deals at the thrift store, and donate your gently-used household items. Be sure to tell them TOSC sent you!
Shift Thrift takes donations on behalf of local nonprofits and returns a portion of their sales to them. TOSC is one of the first partners, and we are excited about this great concept!
Come out Sat, Sept 26, 10 am5 pm and find out how Shift Thrift is promoting local nonprofits, encouraging recycling and community involvement, and creating jobs.
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