Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.
  • Pikes Pick: Parks pass for seniors


    Just for you, seniors ages 62 and older, for just a little while longer you can buy a lifetime pass to 2000 National Parks, Forest and Recreation sites for $10. Just a ten spot and that's a great travel deal. The Senior Pass is available by mail ($10 processing fee) or at some federal...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Gilbert & Sullivan & Tea Revue sets the scene for 'The Mikado'

    Updated: Thu, Apr 20, 2017

    A topsy turvy Sunday afternoon of Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas and a British tea with Earl Grey and quite proper scones with clotted cream and lemon curd was one of the opening acts leading to the Opera Theatre of the Rockies' upcoming production of "The Mikado." Her Majesty's...

  • Must See Must Do: A fest of short films, dodgeball with cops, and a poker run

    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    A movie lover's delight: the two-day Independent Film Society of Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival. Hourlong blocks of short films combined with Q-and-A sessions with filmmakers from Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver. Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., 7 p.m. Friday through...

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement gala supports student financial literacy

    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    The 350 party guests were bent over their smartphones all evening, and this time hosts didn't mind at all. In fact, they encouraged everyone to do it. The Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Black and White Gala committee led by Cheryl Potman had brought in the popular phone-app...

  • Pikes Pick: Tax Day chill

    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    Don't sweat that last-minute rush to finish taxes or the dash to the post office on Tuesday. Play it cool for a few minutes with free Kona Ice! As relaxing island music plays, shaved ice treats and Hawaiian leis will be handed out from 1 to 3 p.m. at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills...

  • Best of the Springs Expert Picks - City Life

    Updated: Mon, Apr 17, 2017

    BEAUTIFUL SPIRITS "POSITIVE EXPOSURE," THE RESOURCE EXCHANGE The smiles in these photos made your heart soar. "Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference" celebrated the inner beauty of those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. A section of Chapel Hills Mall became a...

  • Must See Must Do: Easter egg hunts, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, film shorts and 3 nights of Moliere in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    Here's a look at some of our favorite events in the Colorado Springs the next few days: Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny hikes and special Easter programs fill the weekend. For a sample of what's happening: The Colorado premiere of Chris...

  • Pikes Picks: You're invited to the Gazette's Best of The Springs kickoff

    Updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    Your weekend starts now! Join The Gazette at the Best of the Springs kickoff party on Thursday at the Pikes Peak Center, starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be food and drink from Bird Dog BBQ, Fujiyama and 503W, games hosted by Bronco Billy's saloon, and music by WireWood Station....

  • AROUND TOWN: Masquerade marks a glittering change for the 60-year-old Chorale

    Updated: Wed, Apr 12, 2017

    For 30 years the Colorado Springs Chorale had led the way with local Chefs' Gala traditions. Over that time top names from the food world, including Jacques Pepin, had participated as celebrity judges and more than 350 local chefs and 175 restaurants participated, each event drawing...

  • AROUND TOWN: SCAP Red Ribbon Ball honors heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight

    Updated: Wed, Apr 12, 2017

    The 25th Red Ribbon Ball on the 31st anniversary of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project was a night to celebrate heroes. "You are all heroes as you are here supporting the mission of the Colorado Health Network and SCAP," said Chris Robertson, regional director of Southern Colorado...

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