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Free Family Portraits at Penrose Library on Saturday

The Pikes Peak Library District is putting on their second free Colorado Springs Portrait Day:

The event will be on December 10th from 10-4 at the Penrose Library. Volunteer professional photographers will be available to take photos and a free CD of photos will be provided. People can drop in or call 389-8968 to make an appointment.

Grocery Deals for the Week of December 7th

New grocery sales start on Wednesdays in Colorado Springs, and our stores have their grocery ads available for a sneak peek the day before!  Check “next week’s” deals below, and if you have a question or want to share a great deal you found, please leave a comment on this post.

King Soopers is having another “flash sale” this Wednesday only: home decor candles and fragrance are 50% off (does not include Glade, Febreeze, or Airwick).  This is an unadvertised sale and participating products will be marked in-store.

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If you’re wondering about the weekly deals and coupon matchups, please read this post.



Kids Craft Day at N. Academy Whole Foods on Thursday

This Thursday, December 8th, the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum will be hosting a kids craft day at the Whole Foods on N. Academy: they’ll have stories, crafts, and treats.  Check out the info on this and other upcoming events on their Facebook event page.

Half-Priced Drinks at Scooter’s (Weekdays, 4-6 PM Only)

Scooter’s Coffee (4296 N. Academy) has announced a happy hour special: any drink, excluding Vertigo smoothies, is half-off from 4-6 PM on Monday-Friday!  I don’t see an expiration date for this promo, but it doesn’t hurt to call ahead if you’re going to get this deal after it’s been valid for awhile.

Free Performances of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Sunrise Players will be doing four free performances of A Charlie Brown Christmas!  The shows take place December 9-11 at Sunrise Church (2655 Briargate Blvd).  Seating is first-come, first served; find out all the details on their Facebook page and also on the Sunrise Players website.

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