MEMORIAL

There will be plenty of events in the Colorado Springs area this Memorial Day, but many services and facilities will be closed. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

Here's what's open, what's closed and what's happening around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region over the Memorial Day weekend.

Closings

Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Monday. Check with individual locations.

Buses (Metro Transit): Buses will be running on a Sunday scheduled on Monday.

Government offices: City, county, state and federal offices closed Monday.

Libraries: All Pikes Peak District Library branches closed Monday.

Post Office: All offices closed and no mail services Monday.

Public schools: Most school districts on summer break. Check individual districts.

The Gazette: Office closed Monday. Newspaper delivery unaffected.

Malls: The Citadel, Chapel Hills and The Promenade Shops at Briargate open until 6 p.m. Monday.

Major grocery and department stores: Most open regular hours Monday. Check with individual stores.

Events

THROUGH THURSDAY

Military Appreciation Art Exhibit - Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694.

National Military Appreciation Month - Free rides on fixed-route city buses. Must present current military ID or be wearing an appropriate uniform; mmtransit.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

MeadowGrass Festival - La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Road. Advance tickets: meadowgrass.org.

SATURDAY

Children's History Hour - Military Appreciation - For ages 3-6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., $3. Reservations: 385-5990, cspm.org.

Memorial Day Run & March - To help feed homeless Veterans, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock. Registration: memorialdaymarch.com.

SATURDAY-MONDAY

Territory Days - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets, Old Colorado City; shopoldcoloradocity.com.

MONDAY

Memorial Day Commemoration - Displays, butterfly release and more, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Evergreen Cemetery Historic Chapel, 1005 Hancock Expressway, free; 385-6251.

Memorial Day Ceremony - 10 a.m., Monument Cemetery, 800 Eighth St., Monument; townofmonument.org.

Pikes Peak Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony - 11 a.m., The Disabled American Veteran's Hall, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Reservations: Kathy Hanner, 651-6967.

Military Order of the Purple Heart and SFA Remembrance - 11 a.m., Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.; larrymarine1@hotmail.com.

TUESDAY

Military Appreciation Night - Live music, bounce houses and a free entrée for all active-duty military, 4-7 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 7925 Fountain Mesa Road, Fountain; chick-fil-a.com.

Road conditions and other information:

Colorado: 1-877-315-7623, cotrip.org

Arizona: 1-888-411-7623, az511.com

Kansas: 1-800-585-7623, ksdot.org

Nebraska: 1-800-906-9069, 511.nebraska.gov

New Mexico: 1-800-432-4269, newmexico.gov

Oklahoma: 1-877-403-7623, ok.gov/odot

Texas: -800-452-9292, drivetexas.org

Utah: 1-866-511-8824, udot.utah.gov

Wyoming: 1-888-996-7623, wyoroad.info

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