“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France
Even if you didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions, January is a great month to evaluate the previous year and make changes to better your life. If your life can’t get any better than please share with others in the comments on how you bettered your life last year and continue to do so in 2013!
January in Colorado Springs and much of the rest of the country means cold temperatures did you know that the average high temperature in Colorado Springs is 43 degrees F? This weekend we’ll see lows of 7 degrees F!
If you plan on braving the cold consider adding some or all of these Colorado Springs and Colorado events to your calendar:
January Events in Our Area
January 9-13th Quidam by Cirque Du Soleil at the World Arena.
Since 1984 the Cirque Du Soleil (Circus of the Sun) has been entertaining audiences around the world and now this amazing group of acrobats presents “a young girl’s escape into a world of imagination” in Colorado Springs. Whether you’re a seasoned fan of Cirque Du Soleil or a first timer you’ll enjoy the amazing performers, costumes and award winning set design.
January 11, 2013 The Story Project, presented by Marmalade by Smokebrush.
The Story Project continues the storytelling tradition of similar personal narrative events…you might have heard of The Moth? If you’ve never attended it’s well worth the $5.00 admission fee to listen to some local storytellers share their personal stories with no script and no notes. Currently The Story Project runs every 2nd Friday and starts at 7:00 p.m. Inspirational art that you might want to try yourself!
January 12, 2013 Disney in Concert, Magical Music from the Movies
Whether you want to introduce your children to the symphony or you yourself are a big fan of Disney movies consider the Saturday night performance of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Music and video of popular Disney movies including Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Estes Park Winter Festival January 18-21, 2013
Estes Park celebrates the best of the winter season with a long weekend of events. Starting with a Celtic barn dance on Friday night in the Stanley Park fairgrounds and continuing through the weekend with chili and mac-and-cheese cook offs, Colorado wine and micro-beer tastings, art, music and lots of fun for the kids including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, toboggan run, ice skating and a one-of-a-kind interactive snow globe! Many of the events are Free for kids!
Japanese New Year’s Celebration (“Mochitsuki”) January 26, 2013
This Japanese New Year’s Celebration is Free and Open to the public and presented by Japan America Society of Southern Colorado. This year’s event is held at Colorado College’s Worner Student Center, 902 N. Cascade from 10:00 a.m.-noon.
If learning something new was on your list for 2013 how about a one day class?
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens Organic Gardening Class: New for 2013 “What Every Gardener Should Do in January to Get Ready for Spring”
January 19, 2013
Even though spring is many months away gardeners and want-to-be gardeners will benefit from Larry Stebbins of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens 90 minute talk complete with video, pictures and lots of door prizes. It will be held at Horace Mann Middle School from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Register for the class early and pay $5.00 at the door, as of this writing only 50 spots were left!
Learn How to Use Your Digital SLR Camera
January 26, 2013
If you love your digital SLR camera but don’t feel comfortable with all of its functions or want to work on taking better photographs this year consider this class taught by award-winning photographer, Mary Lynne Ashley. This group class will be held in Casa Verde Commons Clubhouse.
This is just a sampling of some of the fun events happening in and around Colorado Springs in January! Stay warm and if you missed our post on Winterizing Your Home this weekend might remind you how important that is!
Do you plan on attending any of these events? We’d love to hear your thoughts below in the comments!