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As part of Colorado College's Earth Week celebration, this year's Timothy Linnemann Memorial lecture focuses on "Earth Democracy." Hotshot ecologist Vandana Shiva, director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, will make the argument that the ways of the world -- society, politics, economy -- are dictated by "the maintenance of life," rather than profiteering through natural resource control and extraction. Shiva, an activist from New Delhi, begins her free lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Packard Hall (on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre). For more Earth Week events, see page 49.

Continuing in what-makes-the-world-go-'round vein, CC also presents Strobe Talbot, director of Yale University's Center for the Study of Globalization, who'll be discussing "America and the World in the New Era." This, the Marianne Lannon Lopat lecture, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, in Gates Common Room, in Palmer Hall, just north of CC's Armstrong Quad. Admission for this lecture is also free; call 389-6607.

Area Events

A New Neighborhood -- A New Vision, a presentation by nationally known "green" builder Jim Leach about the new cohousing neighborhood in Colorado Springs. At All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free, child care available. 471-6611. Thurs., April 18, 7 p.m.

Housing Campaign Benefit Dinner to benefit Greccio Housing Opportunity Center, at Divine Redeemer Church, 910 N. Logan Ave. $35, 475-1422. Sat., April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Ask-A-Lawyer at the Chapel Hills Mall. Get your questions answered free by members of the El Paso County Bar Association. Sat.-Sun., April 27-28, mall hours.

Free paint giveaway sponsored by El Paso County Solid Waste Management at Penrose Stadium, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. Materials include latex and oil-based paint, stains, varnish, roofing tar, liquid building materials and more. Volunteers needed; call Judy at 591-7565. Sun., April 28, 8 a.m. to noon.

Bulletin Board

Suicide Prevention Hotline, a home-based telephone service whose goal is to help a person in crisis find a way to live. Call 596-LIFE (5433).

Colorado Renewable Energy Society seeking information about exemplary buildings for its annual Awards program. Buildings must be in Colorado and be no more than three years old. The required info is: location, use, size, owner, architect or designer, construction cost, predicted energy use or savings, distinguishing features and other relevant information. Send info to Walt Kaesler, 24050 Genesse Village Road, Golden, CO, 80401. Call 303/526-0924 for details.

World Heritage seeking host families for high-school foreign exchange students. For details, call 888/386-7260.

Alzheimer's Association accepting donations of used cars and recreational vehicles. Donors receive a tax write-off and free removal of the car. Donations help those with Alzheimer's disease and developmentally disabled citizens. Call 800/864-4404.

Colorado Women's Agenda Statewide Resource Book now available. Features more than 400 programs that serve women and girls in Colorado. $10 plus shipping. Call 303/863-7336.

Krysta Rule, a 15-year-old Manitou Springs resident recently underwent a lung transplant necessitated by Cystic Fibrosis and needs help with her huge medical bills. Contributions may be made to the Krysta Rule Benefit Account at ENT FCU, P.O. Box 15819, Colorado Springs, CO 80935.

Greenway and Nature Center's Raptor Center is in need of donations of food items for its resident and convalescing birds of prey. Especially needed are game meats such as deer, elk and rabbit. Beef, pork, lamb and other processed meat cannot be used. Also accepting rats, mice and similar rodents. Call 719/549-2327.

Rebuilding Together is a volunteer non-profit, non-religious organization addressing housing-related health, safety and maintenance issues faced by low income homeowners, especially the elderly and disabled. They seek monetary donations and volunteer help to continue helping people be independent. Call 634-4115 for details.

Former members of Co H, 19th SFGA or 5th SF Bn, 19th SFGA, COARNG, invited to a reunion during the weekend of September 14-15, 2002, in the Denver, CO area. Please contact coh5thbn@aol.com or Co H / 5th Bn Reunion, PO Box 31512, Aurora, CO 80012. Call LTC Harry Owen, 303/364-8461.

Free Pet Obituary/Remembrance section now offered on www.colorado-springs.net. Share your feelings and love of that special friend who shared so much with you. Click on "Remembrance Page" in the Pet Obituaries section.

Clubs & Organizations

Adoption Alliance holding information meetings about traditional infant, special needs and international adoptions at 30 E. Rio Grande St. on the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. RSVP to 636-9140 or torypearl@aol.com. Next meeting: May 1.

Adult Missionary Kid time-limited reflections group beginning to create links between area residents who share the common experience of living part or all of their childhoods overseas. For more information, call Anne, 579-5081.

American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), a non-profit investor education organization, meeting at the Penrose Library. $5, 527-8107. On Tues., April 23, 7 p.m.: Investor Resources of the Public Library.

American Businesswomen's Association meeting at Nemeth's El Tejon, 1005 S. Tejon St. Featuring networking and speaker Claudia Busch Lee, Ph.D. Registration required, 591-2404. Tues., May 21, 6 p.m.

Association of Internet Professionals, Colorado Springs Chapter, discussing web development tools at the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $3-$10. Call Dan, 531-4298. Tues., April 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Chess Club meeting every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Details, 266-1600.

Colorado Business Leads of Northern Colorado Springs meeting at the Village Inn, 8050 N. Academy Blvd., every Tuesday, 7-8:30 a.m. Of Downtown Colorado Springs meeting at the Olive Branch, 23 S. Tejon St., every Wednesday, 7-8:30 a.m. Call Mark Hiatt, 303/791-3237.

Debtors Anonymous holds meetings at the Cathedral Room of First Presbyterian Church at Bijou and Nevada. Free, 719/227-1916. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.

Downtown Toastmasters meets at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada. Call 634-1408 for information. Meeting every Friday, noon to 1 p.m.

High Noon Sertoma meets every Wednesday at noon (except the last Wednesday of the month) at Maggie May's restaurant, 2405. E. Pikes Peak Ave. For details, call Claudia Taylor at 522-1649.

Peak Digital Imaging Society meeting at Elope, 775 N. Murray Blvd. Discussing photos, videos, computer scanned art and scanned images. E-mail:

imagesociety@aol.com. Thurs., April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Area 39+ Catholic Singles looking for new faces to join divorced, widowed, separated and never married persons between the ages of 39 and 65 years old. Call Nancy for more information at 393-0561.

Pikes Peak Neighbors (formerly Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs) seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetings held every second Wednesday of the month September through May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: May 8.

Prism Fellowship Family Support Group meeting at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 N. Circle Dr. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Call Carolyn Reida, 548-0892, for details. Next meeting: May 16.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Inc. (SMMUG) meeting at the Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock. For information, call Lynn Poos, 599-4528, or visit www.smmug.org. Next meeting: May 15, 6 p.m.

Silent Springs Social Group, for hard-of-hearing and deaf adults; sign language users welcome. Dining out at local restaurants, potlucks and community activities. For details, call 487-9009 or e-mail

silentspringscos@hotmail.com.

Singles Connection V, a social club for men and women age 50 to 79, meeting weekly for a variety of activities. Call Pauline at 475-0376 for information and a monthly newsletter.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at varying members' homes and city parks. For details or club information, visit www.vsc.org or call Nancy at 330-2165. Next potluck: May 12.

Forums & Discussions

The Changing Face of Islam, a lecture by Professor Robert Lee at the Colorado College Women's Educational Society annual meeting and luncheon in Bemis Hall. $11. Call 598-1221 for reservations. Sat., April 27, 11:30 a.m.

America and the World in the New Era, the Marianne Lannon Lopat Lecture with Strobe Talbot, Director for the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale, in Colorado College's Gates Common Room. Free, 389-6607. Mon., April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Political Programs

Pikes Peak Green Party, espousing ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, respect for diversity and future focus in politics meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Center, 29 S. Institute. Details, 210-5144. Next meeting: April 18.

Natural Law Party of Colorado, meetings locally during campaigns and in Denver during the rest of the year. For details, call 888/456-1732 or visit http://www.natural-law-colorado.org.

El Paso County Republican Party, an affiliate of the national Republican Party, holding regular meetings as well as endorsing the several clubs and producing events. Call the party headquarters for more details, 578-0022.

Libertarian Party of El Paso County, an affiliate of the national Libertarian Party, meeting on the last Wednesday of each month. Friends of Liberty, an informal discussion group meeting every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Wooglin's Deli, southeast corner of Tejon and Cache la Poudre. Details, 596-6799. Next formal meeting: April 28.

El Paso County Democratic Party, an affiliate of the national Democratic Party, holding regular meetings as well as endorsing the Democratic Women's Club, Young Dems and many others. Call the party headquarters for more, 473-8713.

El Paso County Democratic Club meeting monthly for formal meetings, breakfasts and informal discussions. For details, call President Mark Entrekin at 548-8798.

Volunteer Opportunities

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Road to Recovery program. Volunteers will help drive cancer patients to and from treatment. Training provided. Call 636-5101.

Alzheimer's Association seeking volunteers to be a part of HELPLINE, which provides information and encouragement to caregivers. Call 266-8773.

Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, seeking volunteers to help with Wildlife Neighbors, Survivors and Keepers of the Water, environmental education school programs in April and May. For a schedule of training times, call 578-7008.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Pikes Peak seeking volunteers to mentor youth in our community. One to six hours a week. 633-2443.

The Bijou House, a hospitality house providing transitional housing and support for homeless adults, is in need of regular volunteers in a variety of capacities. For more information, call 635-5078.

Business of Art Center, a non-profit community art center in Manitou Springs, seeking art lovers to lend a hand with opening receptions, special events, greeting visitors, fundraising, improving the facility and anything else that interests you. To find out more, call 685-1861.

Care and Share Food Bank seeking volunteers to help with promotions, graphic design, development, clerical work, food pickup and delivery, photography, special events help, research, data entry and warehouse work. Call Jordan Isreal, 528-1247. Visit www.careandshare.org for more.

CASA seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for child victims of abuse and neglect in El Paso County. All advocates are thoroughly trained and provide on-going support. Call Amber, 447-9898 Ext. 1008.

The Children's Literacy Center seeks volunteers ages 16 or older (13-15 with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading to first, second and third graders. Two hours per week for 12 weeks will help a child become a successful reader. 30 sites and a variety of tutoring times available; training provided. For details, call 471-8672.

Colorado Division of Wildlife seeking volunteers for a wildlife transport team, to help injured wildlife. Volunteers must be able to be on call after training. Call Jean Sanchez at 227-5204 for details.

Community Partnership for Child Development seeking volunteers for its Head Start program. Volunteers spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply; there is no minimum commitment of hours. Schedules are flexible, training is provided, and there're a variety of locations. Call Susan Fleming at 635-1536 Ext. 233.

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers. Open positions include preventing tobacco use, supporting clerical staff, distributing immunization materials to low-income housing units, and caring for children while parents attend support groups to overcome addiction. Teens and seniors encouraged to apply. For more information call Karen Weber at 578-3278 or e-mail karenweber@elpasoco.com.

First Visitor seeking volunteers to visit expectant and new parents; help promote care-giving, good maternal and child health; and to link families with other community resources. Full training and support provided. Call Nancy Barrows, 444-4504.

Foster Grandparent Program presented by Volunteers of America invites low-income seniors in El Paso County to tutor, mentor and care for troubled children at facilities like Children's University and the Community Partnership for Child Development. In return, seniors are provided with a $200 monthly stipend that does not affect Social Security or other programs. To find out more, Call Kathy at 632-1448.

Girl Scouts seeking adult men and women volunteers to be troop leaders and helpers, and organize activities such as camping, mentoring, photography and more. No experience required. Call 597-8603.

Meals-on-Wheels seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to area elderly people for two hours each week. Call Diane at Silver Key Senior Services, 632-1521.

Out Volunteer (a project of the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado) seeking LGBT and Allied people to volunteer for community projects. Must enjoy volunteering for nonprofits and the community-at-large, and creating understanding, awareness, and positive visibility for the LGBT community. Call 471-4429 Ext. 5 for details. (Leave message)

Pikes Peak Family Connections seeking volunteers for the Nurturing Program, a series of parenting classes. A commitment of four hours per week for four months is requested. For more information, call Lindsay Peters, 444-4517.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking volunteer Circulation Assistants for one day per week at the East Library and the Ruth Holley branch library. Must be able to read, write and sort alphabetically and numerically. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1256 or 1251.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site seeks volunteer docents to dress in period costume, conduct tours and historic demonstrations, assist with school programs and more. Training provided. Call 578-6777.

Suicide Prevention Hotline, serving El Paso and Teller counties, seeking volunteers to staff a home-based telephone service whose goal is to help a person in crisis find a way to live. Call Tom at 573-7447.

Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region Call for Nominees for the National Volunteer Week Awards to be given out April 25. Categories are: adult, youth, leadership, group, corporate and military. For details call 575-4345.

Workout Ltd., a restorative justice program, seeks volunteers to facilitate conferences between victims and offenders. Training provided. Call Denise Mantano, 471-4200, or visit

www.workoutltd.org.

Walking Shield American Indian Society seeking volunteers to help in warehouse with packing and loading boxes, and picking up donations. Hours: Tues. Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Elaine Glynn at 329-0251.

The Community Chest is a resource for speaking your mind, pulling your weight, casting your vote or joining the club. See page 46 for information on submitting notices to the Chest.

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