Applebee’s Serves $6.99 Burger, Bottomless Fries Mondays

Thumbnail for 288680Is there anything better than a burger and fries? Well, you can indulge in the iconic pairing at Applebee’s without breaking the bank. Every Monday, the neighborhood restaurant is offering a burger and fries or house chips (with FREE refills on either the fries or chips, for a limited time) for just $6.99. The promo is valid for dine-in only, from 3 p.m. to closing — at participating locations for a limited time. Price and participation may vary. For locations, use its restaurant locator.

Celebrate Fossil Day at Garden of the Gods on Saturday

national fossil dayCelebrate National Fossil Day at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. There will be presentations, great entertainment and activities and best of all… bring in your own fossils for identification by expert paleontologists. The event is FREE.

Join Chick-fil-A Kids Club for Games, Prizes and Family fun

Thumbnail for 324682There are many reasons families love Chick-fil-A, including  the tasty chicken. If they need another reason to visit the very popular quick-service restaurant, here it is: They have just launched a new Chick-fil-A Kids Club. Each month, participating locations host games, crafts and challenges designed especially for members. To join the fun and stay informed on the latest events, register here. Given Chick-fil-A’s generous offers, members will surely be treated to FREE food and other surprises throughout the year.

Get in on the Fun, Vote During Scarecrow Days in OCC

scarecrowScarecrow Days has been a tradition in Old Colorado City for many years. This tradition is founded on a little friendly competition between OCC merchants and draws visitors from all over the state to participate in voting for their favorite scarecrows now through Oct. 31. Judging this year will be based solely on people’s choice via social media. Visitors will be encouraged to post a photo of their favorite scarecrow and use the hashtag #OCCscarecrow to vote. Walk up and down Colorado Avenue and see all the creative, unique, mostly handmade scarecrows and vote for your favorite!

Explore ‘Real Spirits of Manitou’ at Heritage Center

gerry murphyGerry Murphy invites you into the world of the mystic, the true stories of many unusual and, in some cases, supernatural events in Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Gerry is a life member of the International Ghost Hunters Society and is a Certified Ghost Researcher. He’ll take you through the Golden Age of the early 1900s when mediums were guests in the parlors of Manitou’s Victorian homes where psychic games were played and many a séance was performed. No registration is required for the FREE program on Sat., Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. – Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave.

Get Rid of Clutter and Make Room for Essentials

decluatter your homeYou just moved into a smaller space — from a home to an apartment or townhouse, for example. Maybe even assisted living. You need to downsize your possessions. If you are moving from 3,000 square feet to 1,000 square feet then you have to get rid of at least seven of every ten items (or more) depending on the size of the items. This may not include basic furniture. Next thing to do is determine what you actually use. We have all heard the rule that if you haven’t used it or thought about it for a year, get rid of it. This applies to everything including clothing, books and magazines, kitchen stuff, kids’ toys, sports equipment and more. For tips on decluttering your life, read the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.

Lowe’s Offers Free Kids’ Workshops Some Saturdays

Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers offer FREE workshops for kids  each month. Kids will learn  project basics, will complete a project in one session, and be able to say, “I built it!” The  Build and Grow kid’s clinics are a great way to help build confidence! Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project. Children must be 5 years of age or older and a parent or other adult must stay with them and help with the project. To see the monthly schedule or to register for a class, CLICK HERE.  The next project is a haunted birdhouse on Oct. 10.