This weekend offers something for everyone to do including Earth Day events, stargazing, seeing birds of prey and getting a great deal on used books. All events are in Colorado Springs unless otherwise noted.
Star Party, Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Palmer Park (northwest corner of Academy Blvd and Maizeland). Members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will set up telescopes for visitors to view the stars and planets. Check the CSAS website (http://csastro.org/) for possible weather cancellations.
“Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour,” Fri., March 30, 8 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave (www.pikespeakcenter.com). Phone 719-520-7469. Band members Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Billy Cox, Dweezil Zappa will be on tap to recreate many of Jimi Hendrix classics, such as “Purple Haze,” Manic Depression,” and “Foxy Lady.” Tickets $49.50-$69.50.
$5 Big Bag Book Sale, Sat., March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., High Prairie Library, Falcon, Colo. (Hwy 24 and Old Meridian Road, just north of the Falcon Meadows Campground). Fill a grocery bag (provided) full of books for only $5. Funds help the Friends of the Library.
Birds of Prey, Sat., March 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wild Bird Center, 1722 E. Woodmen Rd. The Pueblo Raptor Center will bring a few of their birds of prey for families to see for free.
Pikes Peak Earth Day Kickoff Party, Sun., April 1, 6 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Events Center, 10 S. Parkside Dr., website: www.stargazerstheatre.com. A $10 suggested donation will benefit Pikes Peak Earth Day, as does $2 of each Bristol Brewing Company beer sale. Music, sustainably produced food and live animals in Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Zoomobile offer entertainment for the whole family.