Saturday Mar 17 @ 12:00 AM
Commemoration for St. Patrick
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs – The Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland, +17 March ca. 466 March 17, 2017 by prschroeder I bind unto myself the name, The strong name of the Trinity By invocation of the same, The Three in One and One in Three, Of whom all nature has creation, Eternal Father, Spirit, Word. Praise to the Lord of my salvation; Salvation is of Christ the Lord! Hymn # 172 from Lutheran Worship Let us pray… God of grace and might, we praise You for your servant Patrick, to whom You gave gifts to make the good news known to the people of Ireland. Raise up, we pray, in every country, heralds and evangelists of Your kingdom, so that the world may know the immeasurable riches of our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Lessons: Isaiah 62: 1-7; Psalm 48; Romans 10: 11-17; St. Luke 24: 44-53 Bio: Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389, he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve as a herdsman. After six years he escaped and found his way to a monastery community in France. Ordained a bishop in 432, he made his way back to Ireland, where he spent the rest of his long life spreading the Gospel and organizing Christian communities. He strongly defended the doctrine of the Holy Trinity in a time when it was not popular to do so. His literary legacy includes his autobiography, Confession, and several prayers and hymns still used in the church today. Patrick died around the year 466. Read more about St. Patrick’s biography here, citing quotes from his Confession. Reflection: The Church’s mission is Baptism. St. Patrick, missionary Bishop, knew that. The Lord did not send Patrick to the land of Eire to establish Irish national identity, drink green beer (itself a heresy!), get drunk in a pub and have another reason for “hooking-up”. He came to preach the Christ who sets us free from all of that and all sin and death. He wrote a majestic poem that became a hymn on Holy Baptism (see above). Ireland had been evangelized prior to Patrick but it was through this servant of the Lord that the Faith was rooted. Bishop Patrick’s preaching of Jesus Christ was to the baptized who had wandered down false paths and dead ends to return to the waters. Patrick’s preaching of Christ was for the baptized to walk in the newness of life in Christ as a baptized son or daughter. Bishop Patrick’s preaching of Jesus Christ was for the pagan to come to the waters, to bind unto themselves the strong Name of the Holy Trinity. Jesus Christ commanded His Church to baptize in the Name of the Holy Trinity, not in the Church’s name,nor Patrick’s nor Luther’s, for that matter. The baptism mission of the Church is obviously not fads and fashions, techniques and clever tactics to “get people into Church”. The Baptism is always into Jesus Christ and His Cross (see Romans 6: 1ff). Patrick did not water down Holy Baptism! He did not water down the doctrine and practice of the Church to “reach people”. His goal was not ‘outreach’ to people but preach the Word so that people call upon the Name of the Lord and be saved, and that means: Holy Baptism. Patrick knew that he was a “jar of clay” (see 2 Corinthians 4:7), as he knew that the surpassing power was the Lord’s, the One who baptized him: Whence I, once rustic, exiled, unlearned, who does not know how to provide for the future, this at least I know most certainly that before I was humiliated I was like a stone Lying in the deep mire; and He that is mighty came and in His mercy lifted me up, and raised me aloft, and placed me on the top of the wall. And therefore I ought to cry out aloud and so also render something to the Lord for His great benefits here and in eternity—benefits which the mind of men is unable to appraise. The Church wears the “green” day in and day out, in the bloom of summer, in the dead of winter: greening in the watering of His forgiveness by His grace through faith (see Ephesians 2:8). When we forget our baptismal sojourn in the Holy Spirit and in His Word the Holy Scriptures, then we are lost. Patrick had a strong faith in the strong Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He was no debater of the age, but proclaimer of the age to come. Yes, wear the green today but do not forget to pray and make the sign of the Cross giving thanks to Lord our God, for the missionary bishop who baptized many. The Lord’s Cross points us home to the Holy Trinity. From Patrick’s Confession: In the light, therefore, of our faith in the Trinity I must make this choice, regardless of danger I must make known the gift of God and everlasting consolation, without fear and frankly I must spread everywhere the name of God so that after my decease I may leave a bequest to my brethren and sons whom I have baptised in the Lord—so many thousands of people
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 9:30 AM
Concealed Carry Class
Elite Firearms & Training – This class is for students who have taken the Basic Pistol Class or have extensive knowledge of how to correctly operate a handgun by exhibiting proper safety, knowing how the firearm functions, and how to shoot the firearm – demonstrating appropriate shooting fundamentals. This class will cover fundamentals, but will not go in depth on how to operate a firearm. If you’re inexperienced, please sign up for the Basic Pistol Class (which also qualifies you to apply for your concealed carry permit with the sheriff’s office, although it is recommended you gain more experience first before doing so). The class covers the following topics: Firearm safety Firearm safety Mechanics of a pistols and revolvers Cleaning a handgunWhere you can and cannot carry Conceal carry dos and don’ts Mental preparation Violent encounters and the aftermath The use of deadly force Castle doctrine Defense of premises Defense of property Holsters Common questions & answers Many concealed carry holders have never taken the time to consider the above issues. If you carry a gun, are you mentally prepared to use it and even potentially end someone’s life? When is it okay to pull out your gun for self-protection? Are you using the correct holster? All of these questions will be addressed in this class to help students make responsible decisions. The cost is a flat fee of $65. This class lasts 3 hours. Students must be 18 and older to take this course, but can not apply for a permit until 21 years of age. Classes will take place in an indoor, temperature controlled classroom located at 1322 N. Academy Blvd. Suite 203A. Range time is NOT included. If you would like to schedule a time to shoot, the cost is an additional $25. All sales are final and no refunds will be given. For more info, please see our refund policy. If you do not see a date that accommodates your schedule, please call/text (719) 445-6638 or email to set up something that does! Interested in having a private class with family and friends? Contact Elite Firearms to set up a date. Classes are available seven days a week! Any of the above information discussed in class is solely a general discussion and should not be considered as giving legal advice.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Colorado Wolf Adventures
Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum – Have you ever met a Wolf? Ghost, Spirit and Apache are wonderful wolf ambassadors. Donations for pictures.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
3rd Saturday Adventure- Red Rock Canyon Open Space
UpaDowna – Join us for a hike at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. We will be discussing Leave No Trace principles, and taking a short 2-4 mile hike. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Well behaved dogs are allowed on a leash. Save time! Sign the waiver online here: (only need to fill out once a year!) UpaDowna is a registered 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment. Learn more at
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Blacksmithing Presentation
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center – Watch a live historic blacksmithing demonstration by master blacksmith Andy Morris, in the reproduction 19th century blacksmith workshop at Rock Ledge Ranch Site. $5 per person, reservations required at: Presenting the... 2018 Garden of the Gods Gateway Adventure Series Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is pleased to present the Garden of the Gods Gateway Adventure Series. The series will feature the top naturalists, interpreters, historians and many special guests to present an array of exciting presentations, demonstrations, walks and hikes. The series will inform and educate the community on the many unique aspects of Garden of the Gods Park while encouraging environmental awareness of this National Natural Landmark. Remember to check the link below regularly for new programs and updates. Reservations Required at - or call (719) 219-0104. For more information visit - Proceeds benefit the Park through the non-profit 501(C)3 Garden of the Gods Foundation
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Sustainability Series: Organic Vegetable Gardening for Success
Bear Creek Nature Center & Fountain Creek Nature Center – Taught by experienced gardeners from the Bear Creek Garden Association and Mike Estes from Rick's Garden Center. Topics: Starting vegetable plants indoors; Best vegetable varieties; Organic pest control and fertilizers; and Square foot gardening. For information about the community garden in Bear Creek Park, see: $3 per member, $4 per nonmember
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade
Colorado Greyhound Adoption – We’re kicking off the 2018 CGA event season with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th in Colorado Springs! We’ll be in the parade showing the world these wonderful hounds! Wear as much green as possible, the hounds look great in green! Date: Saturday, March 17th Time: 11am (staging begins- we’re encouraged not to arrive prior to 11am), parade starts at noon, we will designate a meet up spot as it gets closer) Location: Downtown Colorado Springs Website info: Please let me know if you think you’d like to join us so we can have a general idea of a human and hound head count. The parade team will be sending more information the first week of March so stay tuned! As a reminder for all events please only bring fosters that have already been vetted or your own hounds that are comfortable with some noise and activity!
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
It's Our Anniversary Event!
Beth's Boutique – We want YOU to help us celebrate our fourth anniversary at our Old Colorado City location. We'll have tasty treats and delicious drinks and of course sales, sales, sales! The first 20 people to step through our doors will receive a special gift as a thank you for being such loyal customers. We will also have Delilah's Fashion Truck out front! We can't wait to see you! Please let us know if you plan to attend.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
Singles Boards - 8 Ball & 9 Ball - All Skill Levels
Central Colorado APA – No Entry Fee. Winner of board responsible to pay $100 toward $128 regional entry fee. (Non-CCOAPA winners will be responsible for full $128.) Open to all skill levels. Each winner will advance to the Rocky Mountain Regional Singles Competition held in March at a location to be determined. Winner of that Rocky Mountain Singles Regional board receives a Travel Expense Fund for playing at Nationals that includes hotel, entry, and travel allowance. Qualifications: Must be currently on a “23” team in the format you want to play. Must have played at least ten matches in the past two years in that same format. Must remain active on a “23” team until the Rocky Mountain Singles Regional event.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
My Amazing Body lesson plan
Omtastic Yoga – Each quarter, we introduce a new 4-hour training to teach the new theme for our after-school yoga classes in and around Colorado Springs. Our teachers who are currently working with us receive this training free of charge, but new interested people can also take this in-depth training for just $149. If you have an interest in bringing some yoga/mindfulness to children, this is a great way to try it out with hands-on learning and comprehensive materials.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 1:00 PM
Hear Here Youth Semi-Finals Slam
Pikes Peak Arts Council – This is the semi-final slam that will decide the youth that moves on to our final stage! Final stage will decide the team that will go to Brave New Voices in Chicago! Students from schools from all over our city and youth from our Last Chance Slam have been chosen to compete in semi-finals. Youth please come with three prepared poems. We’re partnering with the Pikes Peak Arts Council to offer a stage in the Tim Gill Center! Suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for youth.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 1:00 PM
Saturday Endurance Races
U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome – Details Non-pass holders: $30 Pass Holders: $20 for adults and collegiate $10 for Jr's Races: Scratch Race Elimination Race Points race Categories (Dependent on total number of riders): Men, Women, Jr A- Elite Racers (Cat 1 - 3) B- Amateur Racers (Cat 3 - 4) C- Developing Racers (Cat 4) Registration will be held inside the dome at 12pm at the top of the tunnel stairs. All riders will place themselves in the category they feel comfortable racing in. Racing warm-up starts at 11:00 am. Bring appropriate layers as it can get cold once the sun goes down. Remember to bring your RENEWED USAC License! *It is the racers responsibility to bring and present a valid USA Cycling license at registration. Racer must be a Category 4 in track to participate in racing.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 2:30 PM
Supervised Range Time
Elite Firearms & Training – Created for students that don’t feel comfortable shooting alone, or need some critiquing on how to shoot more accurately. This workshop is not ideal for those who have never taken a class and/or fired a gun before. The purpose for this clinic is to help shooters feel more confident shooting alone, but have the comfort knowing that if there’s a question or assistance is needed, a certified instructor is close by. A safety brief, as well as how to shoot correctly and accurately will be discussed before students begin to shoot. Class sizes are limited to ten students. This workshop will last approximately three hours. Ammo is not provided. Firearm rentals are available for an additional fee of $10.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 6:00 PM
The Roadshow - Colorado Springs, CO
Broadmoor World Arena – The Roadshow is coming to Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, March 17, 2018! This year's tour features Christian music favorites For King & Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams, and Social Club Misfits. Make plans now to come out to Christian music’s most entertaining tour for the whole family! General admission: $10 at the door Roadshow Upgrade Ticket: $55 in advance Roadshow Experience Ticket: $125 in advance
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 6:00 PM
Middle School Dance
Mountain Song Community School – Spring Dance for Middle Graders, siblings welcome. Popcorn and Spa Water included in admission price. All students must be chaperoned---no curb drop offs. Volunteers needed, please contact Maggi Bradle.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 7:00 PM
Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour
Pikes Peak Center – Radio DJ. Stand-up comedian. Best-selling author. Chart-topping recording artist. TV personality. Philanthropist. Bobby Bones has built his career on the ability to multi-task. Channeling humor, honesty, and hard work, he’s also built the largest nationally syndicated morning show in country radio - "The Bobby Bones Show.” Of course, a full-time radio career hasn't stopped him from regularly hitting the stage alone as a stand-up comedian. It's a job he's enjoyed since his teenage years. It continues to be a welcome challenge, too, putting Bones face-to-face with his audience and eliminating his cast of on-air sidekicks. "I'm up there alone, telling stories from my life and sharing observations from my warped mind," he says. "It's all about honesty and awkwardness. I can't react to something my partner has just said, because there's no one else up there with me. I love the challenge. I love running the risk of failing at something, because if you fail, at least it means you're trying." 2017 saw Bones launch his wildly successful “Funny & Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour” with more than 20 sellouts across the country. In 2018, he will again hit the road bringing a brand new show - and plenty of new jokes - to his fans with the “Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour.” For full info and dates, go to
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 7:00 PM
Declan McKenna with Chappell Roan
The Black Sheep – 103.9 RXP Presents: Declan McKenna with Chappell Roan All Ages Price: advanced $15 / day of show $18
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 8:00 PM
COS- Endorphins Lost/Laughing Dog/908/Blighter
Triple Nickel Tavern – Holy moly! This is going to be a killer night of grind!! Colorado Springs: ENDORPHINS LOST(WA) LAUGHING DOG(NM) 908 BLIGHTER ALL AGES $7-10 donation
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 8:00 PM
Countywide - Free Concert!
Stargazers Theatre and Event Center – Move over... Countywide plays Bluegrass in the fast lane! With rippin’ instrumentals, tight vocals and tons of energy, Countywide plays traditional and progressive bluegrass mixed with rock and roll, blues, country rock and pure fun. With Jim Marsh on banjo, Shannon Carr on guitar, Derek Gray on fiddle, Sebie Denson on bass and Dan Vanada on mandolin, Countywide will have you dancing in your seats—or in the aisles.
    Saturday Mar 17 - Mar 18 @ 9:00 PM
St Patty's Party
Legends Rock Bar – Celebrated St Patty's Day at Legends Rock Bar $3 Green Beer. $6 Irish Mules. $5 Car Bombs and more... Music by DJ Tig Dress to Impress