Veterans Day events and closures around Colorado Springs

Events around the Colorado Springs area and the Pikes Peak region in observance of Veterans Day.

By Carlotta Olson Updated: November 11, 2017 at 7:05 am • Published: November 10, 2017 0
photo - A young spectator waves flags Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A young spectator waves flags Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Events around the Colorado Springs area and the Pikes Peak region in observance of Veterans Day.

FRIDAY

Combat Paper Workshops - Dedicated to honoring the stories of veterans and active duty service members by giving them a creative outletc whereby they turn memories into personal documents. Military uniforms are turned into paper pulp and workshop participants create sheets of one-of-a-kind paper, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., free. Registration: laura.benamots@ppcc.edu.

Veterans Day Recital - "Little Hearts Big Music" - Performance by children ages 6-16, 1-2 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free. Registration: 955-3400, csseniorcenter.com.

We Can Build It - Veterans Day Celebration - Music, games, prizes and more, 3-7 p.m., Red Leg Brewing Co., 4630 Forge Road; tinyurl.com/y6uh86jp.

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Women in the Military Portrait Exhibit - All day, Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus Atrium, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., free; 502-4100, mvp@ppcc.edu.

Veterans Day Celebration - Community breakfast, wreath dedication, ceremony and more, 7:30 a.m., Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus Atrium, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., free; 502-4100, mvp@ppcc.edu.

SATURDAY

Pikes Peak Veterans Council Annual Veterans Day Ceremony - 11 a.m., The Disabled American Veteran's Hall, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Reserved seat: Kathy Hanner, 651-6967.

Veterans Day Signing - Sarah Byrn Rickman will sign her World War II titles, noon-2 p.m., Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2665, coveredtreasures.com.

Free Admission - Colorado Parks and Wildlife honors veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard with free admission to any Colorado state park for Veterans. Military ID required; More details here.

  

Closings

Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Saturday; check with individual banks or credit unions.

Buses (Metro Transit): Regular bus service Saturday.

Government offices: City, county, state and federal offices closed Friday.

Libraries: All Pikes Peak District Library branches open regular hours Saturday.

Postal Service: No mail service, and offices closed Saturday.

Malls: The Citadel, Chapel Hills and the Promenade Shops at Briargate open regular hours Saturday.

Major department and grocery stores: Open regular hours Saturday.

  

Road conditions and other information

Colorado: 877-315-7623, cotrip.org

Arizona: 888-411-7623, az511.com

Kansas: 800-585-7623, ksdot.org

Nebraska: 800-906-9069, 511.nebraska.gov

New Mexico: 800-432-4269, www.newmexico.gov/Up-to-Date_Traffic_ Alerts.aspx

Oklahoma: 844-465-4997, ok.gov/odot

Texas: 800-452-9292, drivetexas.org

Utah: 866-511-8824, www.udot.utah.gov

Wyoming: 888-996-7623, wyoroad.info

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