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Fall PPLD Book Sale is Coming Up

The autumn Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District book sale will be Friday through Sunday, October 27th-29th!  The sale is held at the East Library (5550 North Union) and here’s what prices typically are:

Adult Hardbacks – $2.00
Adult Non-Fiction Softcover – $1.00
Adult Fiction Paperbacks – $0.75
Children’s & Young Adult Small or Large Hardbacks or Softcover – $0.50
Single Audio Cassettes – $0.25 ($1.00 in a set)
Video Cassettes – $0.50
Single CDs – $0.50 ($2.00 in a set)
DVDs – $1.00

The sale is for Friends members only on Friday, and then open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, with a $5 fill-a-bag sale on Sunday.  Find out more information here.

50% Off for Military on Tuesdays at Whirly Ball

Every Tuesday, Whirly Ball offers a 50% discount on food, beverages, and activities to military personnel – just show your military ID!  On days other than Tuesday, the discount is 10%.  Get more information on Whirly Ball here.

Cool Science Festival Coming Up October 14-22

The 2017 Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival will be this October 14th-22nd, kicking off with the Cool Science Carnival at UCCS that Saturday.   Various businesses and industries host special events in conjunction with this festival throughout the week; most are designed for children or families and most are free.  Be sure to read the details of each event because some may require reservations and may fill up quickly.

All of the events are listed here and get more general information here.

New Free Days and Admission Discounts for Fine Arts Center

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has recently added a new free day and also lowered admission prices:

In an effort to create increased access to the arts for the Colorado Springs community, the Fine Arts Center recently announced new museum admission rates that families are going to love!

  • All kids under 12 – free
  • All students and teachers (with valid ID) – free
  • General admission reduced to $10
  • Military and Seniors, half-off general admission – $5
  • Additional Museum Free Days – admission is free for everyone on the second Saturday and third Friday of each month

They also now have a Passport to the Arts program for fourth graders, which gives fourth graders the following when they sign up:

  • A free one-year family membership to the Fine Arts Center
  • Free children’s ticket to the FAC’s fall family theatre production Bunnicula (Oct. 13 – Nov. 12, 2017)
  • Free children’s ticket to the FAC’s spring family theatre production Androcles and the Lion (Mar. 2 – Apr. 1, 2018)
  • 50% off select Bemis School of Art classes for the student

Thanks, Melanie!

$2 Drink When You Join Dutch Bros’ Text Club

Dutch Bros is inviting you to join their text club and is offering a coupon for a $2 drink when you join!  Text DBSPRINGS to 27047 to join and get your coupon.

Sam’s Club Membership As Low as $20 After Gift Card

Sam’s Club has a couple of membership deals available through Groupon and their own site right now:

Half-Priced Drinks at Kangaroo Coffee’s “Hoppy Hour”

Kangaroo Coffee’s full menu of drinks will be half-off from 3-5 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays during the month of October, according to their Facebook announcement.  They have three locations: 434 W. Fillmore, 720 S. 8th, and 3670 New Center Pt.

Discount on Baguettes, Pastries at The French Kitchen

The Gazette has a deal to a great little French bakery here in town: pay $9 to get a voucher for four pastries, a baguette, and butter ($16.21 value) at The French Kitchen (4771 N. Academy).  The selection of pastries varies by the day, but you can see the options that might be available in the link.  We’ve been here a few times and they have delicious baguettes!

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