The short days in January and cold nights make it easy for people in Colorado Springs to forget about what makes their city so special. While the state of Colorado gets plenty of sun, it's not easy to look past the plunging temperatures that lie just outside the cozy homes of the town. But staying inside until it warms up again isn't the answer. Those looking for a way to bring a little color to their life before the blooms of spring can check out the following events.
Mueller State Park Hike
When most people have New Year's resolutions, the Mueller State Park Hike turns the hope into action right at the beginning of the year. Instead of spending the day sleeping off the festivities of the night before, take an inspirational walk up a mountain. There will be three different hikes available, depending on the hiker's physical endurance and schedule. The options makes it easy for everyone to find a group for them.
Sometimes it pays to swap out the standard meal and a movie for a little murder-mystery dinner theater, and "The Dinner Detective" comical production brings the audience in on the action where unsuspecting dinner guests are liable to be labeled the prime suspect. "The Dinner Detective" got its start in 2004 in Los Angeles and has since launched countless shows all over the country. Guests are consistently thrilled with everything from the acting to the food. Tickets include a four-course feast and plenty of laughs, so invite the next-door neighbors and make some new friends.
This event pairs Josep Caballé-Domenech with Janice Chandler-Eteme for the Weber Oberon Overture, Four Last Songs, Wagner Prelude, and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. Winter is a good time to reflect on the past year and the one that's still to come. Classical music can bring people into a state of mind where they can really think about what's next. With Caballé-Domenech conducting and Chandler-Eteme singing soprano, the audience will be in for a truly compelling evening.
For those getting ready to get active, the Colorado Springs Fitness Expo gives attendees all the resources they need to make real changes. There will be free fitness classes for people to learn new moves and health and fitness vendors of every variety. There are so many studios and clubs that can make a difference for everyone in Colorado Springs. Finding the right one at this free event can be the key to turning over a whole new leaf.
The events in January in Colorado Springs may not look like much from the outside, but it only takes a little peek around the corner to see the value of what's being offered. From the experience of hearing the beauty of Strauss' music to the thrill of climbing a mountain on the first of the year, there are so many reasons to get excited for 2020.