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Class Act, "a rollicking take on the economy," by First Strike Theatre at the Lon Chaney Theater, southwest corner of Kiowa and Weber. $5-$8, though no one turned away for lack of funds. 632-6189. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 29 through Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

The Physicists, a comic tragedy about science and society, presented by the Colorado College Theater Workshop. at Colorado College's Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache La Poudre. Free. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 4-6, 8 p.m.

Camelot, one performance only, presented by the Broadway Theater League at Memorial Hall in Pueblo. $12-$35, 719/542-1211. Sun., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

You Can't Take It With You at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $12-$15. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 through Dec. 4.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Murder in Studio One, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

The Real Thing, a Tony Award-winning comedy by Tom Stoppard, by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers in the Centennial Campus Mainstage Theatre. Call 540-7314 for more information. Runs Nov. 17 through Dec. 12.

Cats presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $25.50-$43. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21.

The Christmas Box, the musical stage play written in 1992 by Richard Paul Evans in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $12-$21, 333-4497. Mon., Nov. 29, 7 p.m.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Theater presenting The Wild Flowering of Chastity by Dutton Foster. Audience participation encouraged. Includes sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville-style "olio." Reservations: 685-5104. Family-style dinner and show: $21.50, 6 p.m. Show only: $11.50, 8:30 p.m. Discounts available. Tues.-Sat., through Dec. 31.


AUDITIONS AND NOTICES

Fort Carson's School of the Arts announcing auditions for Babes in Toyland, a musical, on Tues., Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. For more, call Jennifer at 382-3840.

The Repertory Theater Company of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., holding auditions for its production of Scrooge!, which will run Dec. 3-19. Call 634-5583 for more.

Playwriting contest by the KCME Radio Theatre. Scripts must conform to a half-hour length, should include sound effects and music cues and must be original. The winning script will be produced and broadcast on March 9, 2000. Call 471-3866 for entry information. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners. Deadline: Nov. 1.

Upstart Performing Ensemble holding auditions at the Warehouse Restaurant for Godspell -- A Musical based on the Gospel of Matthew, its Christmas show. Seeking 4 actors and 4 actresses who are energetic and can sing. Call 636-5089 for more. Sun., Nov. 7, 1-5 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 8, 7-10 p.m.

Assembly Theatrics, a new theater company that tours schools, announcing auditions. Adults and older teens welcome. Actors are paid. Call 328-0206.

Upstart Performing Ensemble offering free tickets to high school students for their productions. Tickets must be picked up at the Smokebrush box office, and a student ID must be shown. Productions remaining in the 1999 season: Twilight of the Golds in October and Godspell in December.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

A Hotel on Marvin Gardens, by Nagle Jackson, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through Oct. 30.

The Beauty of Queen Leenane, by Martin McDonagh, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through Oct. 30.

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe featuring Lily Tomlin in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $25-$50. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7, 8 p.m.

Grease by the Country Dinner Playhouse, Englewood. $25.50-$32.50. 303/799-1410. Buffet dinner, 6 p.m.; show, 7:45 p.m. Matinees Sat.-Sun.: buffet, noon; show, 1:45 p.m. Tues.-Sun., through Nov. 7.

Barrio Babies, a new musical performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Nov. 10 through Dec. 30.

River Dance in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $27.50-$67.50, 800/641-1222. November 11-21.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, performed by the Shadow Theatre Company. $15. Call 303/837-9355. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Nov. 11.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, an absurdist comedy by Steve Martin, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $ TBA. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Open-ended run begins Nov. 12.

The Philanthropist at the Germinal Stage Denver. $10-$15, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Nov. 12 through Dec. 12.

Corpus Christi, a controversial play about a young, gay man and his twelve "disciples" by Terrence McNally, at the Theatre On Broadway, Denver. $10-$18, 303/860-9360. Through Nov. 27.

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Nov. 26 through Dec. 24.

Phantom of the Opera in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$67.50, 800/641-1222. Eight new performances scheduled to meet the demand. December 1, 1999, through January 8, 2000.

Swingtime Canteen presented by Denver Center Attractions, in the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $29-$34; 800/641-1222. Runs indefinitely.

Shakespears R & J, the "hot-blooded" all-male adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, at the Theatre On Broadway, Denver. $10-$18, 303/860-9360. Through Nov. 27.


1999 Marlboro Noches de Baile (Night of Dance), a grassroots Latin dance competition for amateur dancers, scheduled for 65 clubs throughout the U.S. At the Wagon Wheel Lounge, 2308 E. Platte Ave., 520-0004. Championships on Sat., Oct. 30, 10 p.m.

Sheikani Mid-East Dance Troupe presenting its fall show at Not Carol's Beans -N- Things, 2220 Academy Place. For reservations for dinner and the show, call 573-1727. Sat., Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.

Belly Dance Student Night at Jupiter Moons, 7982 N. Academy Blvd. Tues., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Maureen Fleming, acclaimed Butoh artist, presenting After Eros, a performance blending Japansese Noh theatre, contemporary music and post-modern dance, with music by Philip Glass and Somei Satoh and text by David Henry Hwang at the Colorado College's Armstrong Theater. Free. Wed., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Challenge, ballroom dance competition and show at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. $10-$100, 471-9550. Fri.-Sun, Nov. 5-7.

TANGOkinesis, from Buenos Aires at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 11-13.


DANCE NOTICES

DanceQuest holding auditions for its April production of Return to Gaia at the Dance Center, 444 Barnes Road. Seeking boys and girls, ages 10 to 12, with at least 2 years of dance experience. Sat., Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m. Call 596-1134 for more.

A Tango Dance presented by Tango de los Fuentes. At Oddfellows' Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. All levels welcome. $5. Call 635-1754. Mon., Nov. 1, 7-10:30 p.m.

Beginning Belly Dancing with Sarah, Jewel of the Nile, at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. $30/month. Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 4. Call 684-2552.

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Kathy Tucker calling to the music of Jig's Up. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

Flamenco for adults at Counterpoint Studio, at Willamette & Royer. Wear long skirt, character shoes, castenets. $20/month or $6/session. Call 475-0625 for more. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Motion Studies offering Art of Movement classes on Thursdays, 7-8:15 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., combining Pilates, Vinyasa Yoga and Laban to develop strength, flexibility, grace in movement; The Method Matwork, a traditional Pilates mat class on Mondays, 7:15-8:15 a.m., and a Vinyasa Yoga class on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 a.m., and Fridays, 7-8:15 p.m. 310-B S. 8th St.. $8-$10/class. To register, call 635-7844.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $5. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 5-7 p.m.

Swing dance for teens and adults at Counterpoint Studio, Willamette & Royer on Fridays 6:15-7:15 p.m.. All levels East Coast Swing, Lindy hop - fun steps, new work & class goes out dancing. Taught by Jay Airis and Nancy Derby. $5/person per class - bring a partner or come alone. Call 475-0625.


OUT-OF-TOWN DANCE

Women in Tap: Taps Are Talking, by choreographer Ellie Sciarra, at the Nomad Theatre, Boulder. $13.50-$15.50, 303/786-7030. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Nov. 5-14.

Sonia Dada at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 30, 9 p.m.

Godsmack with Jim Rose Circus and Reveille at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $18.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Trout Fishing in America performing at Thunderbird Inn, 2652 Highway 24, Florissant. $15, 719/748-3968. Fri., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Jonny Lang with Nina Storey at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $23.50, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

In Flames with Moonspell and Bonefarm at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., Nov. 8, 9 p.m.

Drain STH with Double Drive at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $9.43, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m.

Reel Big Fish at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 14, 8 p.m.

Brethren Fast holding a CD release party at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. Sat., Nov. 20, 9:30 p.m.

Rick Berthrod and The Persuader Band at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., Nov. 20, 9 p.m.

Suicidal Tendencies at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $16, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 21, 9 p.m.

Oak Ridge Boys at the Air Force Academy. $15-$21, 333-4497. Sat., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Club Retro '99 New Year's Eve celebration at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Featuring Howard Jones and Bristol Fashion. $79-$99, 576-2626. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Mission UK with Gene Love Jezebel and Mike Peters at the LoDo Music Hall, Denver. $15-$20, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 30.

Cabaret Diosa In Wonderland at the Halloween Bash with Halloween music at The Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., Oct. 30.

The Moody Blues with The Boulder Philharmonic in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31.

Frontline Assembly with Clan of XYMOX at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17.50, 800/965-4829. Sun., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT Backstreet Boys at the new Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.50-$38.50, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

Wilco at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. $20, 303/786-7030. Mon., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Lyricist Lounge with Slick Rick at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/443-3399. All ages. Tues., Nov. 2, 9 p.m.

Pet Shop Boys in the Auditorium Theatre, Denver. $28.50-$39.50, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

Jonny Lang with Nina Storey at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

Donna Jean Godchaux Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Nov 9, 9 p.m.

John Popper Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Nov. 10, 9 p.m.

Spitfire Tour, a tour of musician, actors and activists speaking out on global affairs, with Perry Ferrell of Jane's Addiction, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Michael Franti of Spearhead and others. At the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $21.50, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

Ky-Mani Marley at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Nov. 11, 9 p.m.

William Topley at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $22, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.

moe. at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15, 303/786-7030. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 12-13, 7 p.m.

Aquabats at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sat., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Bryan Ferry at Macky Auditorium, Boulder. $29.50-$49.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Queensryche with Doubledrive at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $29.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m.

Mike Ness with The Roadkings at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All ages. Tues., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Kid Rock with Powerman 2000 at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 303/837-0360. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Shawn Mullins at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75-$15.75, 303/443-3399. All ages. Thurs., Nov. 18, 9 p.m.

Indigo Girls with Shawn Mullins at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $28.50, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $55-$75, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 27, 8 p.m.

Stereolab at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/443-3399. All ages. Wed., Dec. 1, 9 p.m.

Bette Midler, on "The Divine Miss Millenium Tour," at the new Pepsi Center, Denver. $47.50-$132.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Hot Tuna at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4829. Sun., Dec. 5, 9 p.m.

Steven Curtis Chapman at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25.50, 520-9090. Sun., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Amy Grant Christmas with Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Michael Smith, and Point of Grace at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$52.50, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $17, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Leftover Salmon's Mile High Millennium featuring Sam Bush, John Cowan, Peter Rowan, and the Tony Furtado Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $50, 520-9090. Fri., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $43.50-$204, 520-9090. Wed., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

Jenny Bird, a singer-songwriter who has performed with the Lilith Fair, opening her tour with Melissa Crabtree in Bemis Lounge at Colorado College. $4, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 4, 8-10 p.m.

E-Town with Dan Fogelberg at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

John McCutcheon in a member appreciation concert at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $7 for member. $16 for non-members, 590-8395. Fri., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Cheryl Wheeler at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $16-$14, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.

Phil Volan, Joe Uveges, Jim Sokol and Jennifer Griffis holding a concert of original song-writing and acoustic music at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10. Call 481-0475 for more. Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m.

Emmylou Harris at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Dec. 31, $62.50-$55. Jan. 1, $34-$26.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., Dec. 31 and Sat., Jan 1.


JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

Swinging Jazz Concerts Series presented by the Summit Jazz Foundation at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver. $35 for reserved seating. Food and drink available for purchase. 303/674-4190. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 29-30, 7 p.m.

Jazz is Dead at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19-$21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 30-31, 9 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Mon., Nov. 1, 5-7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m.

Royal Crown Revue, the swing band featured in Jim Carrey's The Mask, performing twice. At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, $15, on Thurs., Nov. 4. In the Arnold Hall Ballroom at the Air Force Academy, $15 for music and dancing, $25 for buffet and dancing, 333-4497, on Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at the Best Western Palmer House, at I-25 and Fillmore St. $4-$6. Sun., Nov. 14, 2-5 p.m.

Lyricist Lounge with Slick Rick at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/443-3399. All ages. Tues., Nov. 2, 9 p.m.

The Jazz Quartet featuring David Grisman, Martin Taylor, George Marsh and Jim Kerwin at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.25, 303/443-3399. All ages on Wed., Dec. 15, 9 p.m. Over-21 show on Thurs., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Of Spirit and Spectacle, an evening of spookily spectacular music, by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Wear your costume -- it's tricks and treats. $9-$40, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 31, 2:30 p.m.

Halloween Organ Concert with costumed performers, at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free but goodwill offering for complettion of the organ will be accepted, 633-8888. Sun., Oct. 31, 3 p.m.

Impressions of France, a musical journey with the French Impressionists. Performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and guest soprano Theresa Santiago. At Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $12-$48, 303/830-8497. Fri.-Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29-31.

Lessons of the Millennium, a first-ever collaboration between the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m.

Teen trumpeter Sean Hennessy with accompanist Tamara Goldstein performing works by Paginini, Bach and Arutunian at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Fri., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Guitar Society Fundraiser Concert, featuring USC guitar department instructors Jim Bosse and Woody Callahan, USC Guitar Ensemble and USC guitar major students at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10, $5 for students and seniors, 634-5581. Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet performing Loeffler's String Quartet in A Minor, Tower's "Night Fields" for String Quartet, and Schumann's Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major, with guest artist Susan Grace on piano, in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $16-$20. Sat., Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12, 3 p.m.

Opera Colorado's Madama Butterfly in Temple Buelle Theater on Feb. 12, 15, 18 and 20. Tickets now on sale. Call 800/841-1222.


HALLOWEEN MUSIC EVENTS

Halloween Eve at the Smokebrush Cabaret with Over and Christus Christus. All-ages show. ID required for alcohol. $5 admission; call 475-2078. Sat., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.

Of Spirit and Spectacle, an evening of spookily spectacular music, by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Wear your costume -- it's tricks and treats. $9-$40, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 31, 2:30 p.m.

Halloween Organ Concert with costumed performers, at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free but goodwill offering for complettion of the organ will be accepted, 633-8888. Sun., Oct. 31, 3 p.m.

See also Saturday's and Sunday's listings in our Playing Around section on page 53.


MUSIC NEWS

Masters of the Classical Era (1750-1825) by the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative with instructor David Sckolnik. $59. Thursdays, Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 633-9373 for more.

In Vino Veritas, fourth annual wine auction weekend to benefit Opera Colorado. Dinner at the Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., Denver. Fri., Nov. 5, 6 p.m. Fine wine auction and country luncheon at the Metropolitan Club, 7800 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Reservations required; call 303/778-0215. Sun., Nov. 7, 1 p.m.

Black Beat, a magazine-style program on Colorado Springs' African American community, on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., through Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series, with film makers present, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $6. North by West, on the Pacific Northwest, with film maker Gray Warriner. Sun.-Mon., Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Samson and Delilah as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Only Saturday tickets available, $20. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 5-7.

Warren Millers' "Fifty", on 50 years of film making, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $14. Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Heiress as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Deb Stover, autographing her historical romance Stolen Wishes at Walmart, Platte Ave. and Chelton. Free, 578-9164. Sat., Oct. 30, noon-2 p.m.

Lynne Barrett reading from her latest collection of short stories, The Secret Names of Women, at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Call 633-6313 for more. Sat., Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.

The Poetry of Dreams, a workshop on writing poetry from dreams, presented by Janet S. Emmons at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, in conjunction with the Dreamers Art exhibit now on display in the Gallery. $15-$20; call 262-3567 for more. Bring at least three dreams in written form. Sat., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Colorado Women Playwriters' Festival accepting new, unproduced scripts from Colorado women. Full-length and one-act plays accepted. Send script and SASE to: CWPF, c/o Industrial Arts Festival, P.O. Box 40066, Denver, CO, 80204-0066. Deadline: Oct. 31.

A Little Night Music, an open mike night for poets who use their dreams for inspiration, in the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, in conjunction with the Dreamers Art exhibit now on display in the Gallery. Come and share a dream-inspired poem or two, or you can come just to listen and share the refreshments. Free. Call 262-3567 for more. Fri., Nov. 5, 7-10:30 p.m.

Linda Hogan, novelist, poet and nature writer presenting "Writing from the Land: A Reading and Conversation with Linda Hogan" at the Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College. Lecture in Packard Hall. Lunch in Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., Nov. 8; call 389-6649. Wed., Nov. 10, 11 a.m.

Toi Derricotte, co-founder of Cave Canem, a workshop for African-American writers, reading from her work in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, on the third floor of CC's Palmer Hall. Wed., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, presenting his new book 'Tis at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Complimentary ticket with purchase of the book at the Chinook Bookshop, 635-1195. Thurs., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Jolie Kramer, noted novelist and screen writer, presenting a workshop on plotting at the Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 2520 Arlington Drive. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Romance Writers. $30 for non-members. Call 598-1668 for more. Sat., Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Favorite Poem Project, an audio and video archive of Americans reading their favorite poems, launched by Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Send him the name and author of your favorite poem, explaining why that poem is so treasured, and he may choose you to join the archive. Write him at Favorite Poem Project, Boston University, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215, or e-mail the info. to favpoem@bu.edu. Include your name, address, occupation, age, and a little background information..

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GALLERIES & ART SHOWS

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Scenes Around the Springs, an exhibit by Richard Williams, through Oct. 30. Featuring Hats, an exhibit of oils and watercolors by Catherine Volan, during November.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Trick or Treat, an exhibit of paintings, prints, drawings and mixed media work, through Oct. 31.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. In the caf: fine wood art and wood turnings by Pete Nichol and colored pencil drawings by Deb Komitor, through Nov. 19. Featuring Red, the 11th annual BAC show studio artist show, through Nov. 28. POP! Panorama of Polymer, a national show featuring the work of 50 artists from 25 states, opening on Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Art Guild holding an exhibit at Stifel, Nicolaus and Co, 111 S. Tejon St., seventh floor, Suite 705. Featuring sculpture by Belva Cline-Woodruff and paintings by K. Parks-Jackson, T. Henderson, M. Pouton, C.A. Bryant and J. Padgett. Through Dec. 20.

Colorado Springs Art Guild holding an exhibit at the Robert Isaac Building, corner of Weber and Kiowa streets. Featuring the work of R. Schmidt, R. Epley, A. Zapel and T. Lacy-Reed. Through Nov. 10.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century's second exhibit, The Aftermath: The 60s and 70s, opening Oct. 23. Efectos del Pas: Hispanic Weaving of Colorado and New Mexico through Oct. 31. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, through Nov. 28. Master Drawings: 700 Years of Inspiration from the Worcester Art Museum, through Nov. 28.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Quilts and Woodworking, through Nov. 13.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Energy at Work, an exhibit of the work of David Gonzales, through Nov. 22.

David Cook Fine American Art Gallery, 1637 Wazee Street, Denver, 303/623-8181. Featuring John F. Carlson and Artists of the Broadmoor Academy, a show which coincides with the 80-year-anniversary of the opening of the Broadmoor Art Academy. Opening reception: Thurs., Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue at Acoma Street in downtown Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums featuring works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, and Cassatt in the largest presentation of European impressionists ever shown in the Rocky mountain region. Through Dec. 12.

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave., 634-4075. Featuring The Broadmoor 1948 -- A Haven for Royalty and Celebrities, an exhibit by Shirley Ehrhart Mitton. Opening reception: Sun., Nov. 7, 1-5 p.m.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Featuring Dreamers Art featuring the work of 27 local artists, through Dec. 3.

Gallery at Premier Vision, 4280 N. Academy Blvd., 264-6411. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local Color, the work of twenty-five local artists watercolor, block print, colored pencil, jewelry and photography. Through Dec. 30.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Art Gallery, 324 Beckers Lane, 685-9045. Mon.-Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wacky, Whimsical and a Wee Bit Spooky, through Nov. 30.

Human Touch Gallery, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring visionary clay sculptures by Julie and Joshanna of Fire in Belly, through Oct. 30.

Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla, 636-3258. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Shrine, Whine, Divine, an exhibit of alters and shrines, through Dec. Opening reception: Oct. 23, 3-6 p.m.

Manitou Springs Fine Art Castings and Gallery, 1136 Manitou Ave., 685-1588. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring new works by several regional and local artists.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the 13th annual Members' Exhibit and Sale by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society opening with a reception on Wed., Nov. 10, 5-8 p.m.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Girl Scouts: Music, Poetry and Artwork, featuring two- and three-dimensional work by Girl Scouts of all ages. Opening reception with performances by local Girl Scout on Sun., Nov. 7, 2-4 p.m. Show runs through Nov. 23.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Abstractions and Constructions through Dec. 17. Opening reception on Fri., Nov. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Open: Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery Glenda Kleinsasser and Jamie Howard, through October 30.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Tracy Felix: Landscape Paintings in the King Gallery, through Oct. 30. The Wild West: Photographs of David Levinthal in the Third Floor Foyer Gallery, through Oct. 30. Oil Painters of America in the Hoag and Regional Galleries, through Nov. 13. Impressions of the Southwest, an exhibit showcasing the work of 34 regional artists, in the White Gallery, through Nov. 6.

Velez Ltd Downtown, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibiting new Inuit sculpture.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Up Against the Wall, an exhibit of contemporary paintings by Jason CLark, mixed media work by Lin Fife and photography by Larry Hampton, Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Reception on Sat., Nov. 6, 4-6 p.m.


ART ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

Kweli Eusi: Black Truth, a coffeehouse setting of dance, music, theater, art, rap, open mike and more. Featuring Sankofa! At Tutmose Academy, 1205 Shasta Dr. Free, 520-1472. Last Friday of Every month. Next event: Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Craft fair and fall festival at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road, on Sat., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gambling on the Arts, a casino night to benefit the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Black tie attire optional. $10-$12, 481-0475. Sat., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. to midnight.

Pikes Peak Camera Club meeting at the Living Springs Worship Centre, 640 W. Manitou Blvd. Open to photographers of all skill levels. Call 596-3910 for more information. Tues., Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

What's Next? Sculptures and Public Art Perspectives, by a panel of sculptures in the region, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $3. Wed., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

First Friday, for professionals, artists and friends to network and communicate in an atmosphere "trimmed with music, art and expression," at the Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron, 475-8880. $6, includes buffet and entertainment. Fri., Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Black Forest Arts and Crafts Guild holding its 35th annual holiday show and sale at the Black Rose Community Center, on Black Forest Road, just north of Shoup Road. Luncheon available on Friday for $7. Call 495-2581 or 495-3217 during show hours. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 4-6, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Call for entries for International Watermedia 2000, a juried show presented by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society at UCCS' Gallery of Contemporary Art. Entry slides due Nov. 13. For prospectus, send SASE to Lorraine Watry, 7415 Hickorywood Drive, Colo. Springs, 80920.

Handwoven Holiday 1999, a craft fair to fund the Colorado State Fair weaving awards at the Vail Hotel, 217 S. Grand Ave. in Pueblo. email: handweaversguild@hotmail.com. Nov. 5-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prize-winning Nature Photography, with Dennis Green at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Nov. 13, 10-11:30 a.m

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Gallery Walk with prominent watercolorist Carl Dalio at the Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Sat., Nov. 13, noon.

Portrait painting and drawing from a live model at the Colorado Springs Police Department, S. Nevada at Rio Grande. Call Dick 473-8563 for info. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center seeking volunteer docents. Call Donna McElroy, Curator of Education, at 634-5581 or Docent President Gwen Weinert at 481-3907.


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ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, "Dreams and Reality," a visit with Gerry Riggs, director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, and a review of the Colorado Springs Symphony's Oct. 29 concert. Sat., Oct. 30, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Nov. 2, 10:30 p.m. Also, "Behind the Baton," the interviews with the candidates for the position of music director for the Colorado Springs Symphony; on Thurs., Oct. 28, an interview with Emmanual Plasson.

Penn and Teller bringing their off-beat magic to the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $30-$33, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 30.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Joan Tower, one of the most significant composers of the last 20 years, presenting three works in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Free. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

John Fielder presenting his multi-media program "Colorado 1870-2000," a blend of personal anecdotes, historic tales and photographs, at the Nikola Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle. $8, in advance. $10, at the door. Make checks payable to William J. Palmer Parks Foundation and mail to Patti Margrave, 29 Crescent Lane, 80904. Dessert at 7 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 5.

Charity basketball game and silent auction to benefit the Colorado Springs Police Athletic League, a non-profit juvenile support program for "at-risk" youth. Game features Police Athletic League "All Stars" vs. the Harlem Ambassadors show basketball team. Auction items include autographed pieces from the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets. $4-$6. Call 444-7618 for tickets. Sat., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

Antique and Collectables Show at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 578-6652. Sat., Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Their Honor, the Veteran's Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.Starts at Tejon and St. Vrain and heads south to Vermijo. Sat., Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.

John Hightower, syndicated columnist and national radio commentator speaking in Colorado College's Packard Hall. Free. Call 389-6607 for more. Thurs., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Magic, a gala auction to benefit the Colorado Springs School at the El Pomar Academic Center. 475-9747. Sat., Nov. 13, 6 p.m.

American Cancer Society's Cancer Ball with silent auction, dinner and dancing to the Rockaholics. Dr. Nancy Salzman, principal of Broadmoor Elementary and a cancer survivor, will be honored. Proceeds benefit nationwide cancer research and Colorado Springs programs. $100; call 636-5101. Sat., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

Blair Witch Project party at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

Fall Family Festival offering carnival games, face painting, and interactive haunted house, costume contest and more at the Garden Rance YMCA, 2380 Montebello Drive, 593-9622. Free. Sat., Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m.

Halloween for Gay/Bi Men at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside Drive. Costumes optional. Free. ID required. For more, write info@s-cap.org. Fri., Oct. 29, 8:30 p.m.

Terror in October, three haunted houses in the Citadel Plaza, 600 N. Chelton. $8-$20. 24-hour hotline: 637-5136. Through Oct. 31, 6:30-11:30 p.m. No Scare Festival on Sat. Oct. 30, noon to 5 p.m.

Halloween Spookfest at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-5284. $10, adults. Kids 12 and under are free. Sat., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.

Emma Crawford Coffin Festival featuring parade, coffin races, haunted house tour and kids fun run in Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Sat. Oct. 30, 10 a.m.

Cosmic Halloween Bowling with the lights turned down, music and games and prizes to benefit Easter Seals at Circle Lanes, 999 N. Circle. Free daycare for infants and children through 5 years old. For amateur and novice bowlers. To reserve a lane, call 574-9002. Sat., Oct. 30, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Build a Jack-O-Lantern Trail at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Bring your pumpkin to carve or a carved Jack-O-Lantern to the Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Place it on the trail and return for a walk at dark from 7-8:30 p.m. Call 520-6745 for more. Sat., Oct. 30.

Old-time Halloween Party geared for children ages 3 to 11 at the Rock Ledge Ranch, 578-6777. Features Victorian parlor games, mask making, musical games and dances. Children encouraged to wear their costumes. Sat., Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 31, 1-3 p.m.

1999 Halloween Ball sponsored by Pueblo After 2 at The Drugstore, 112 W. 2nd. St., Pueblo. $8-$10, includes admission and munchies. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit Outfront Youth Group. Sat., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.

See also Halloween Music Events on page 58.

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STUFF FOR KIDS

Scutes and Claws, a workshop that focuses on the armaments onf the dinoaurs, at the Children's Museum in The Citadel mall. Free with $3 admission to the Dinosight! exhibit. Sat., Oct. 30, 1-2 p.m.

Spooky Spiders, a Bear Creek Children's Corner program, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Oct. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Theater Company holding auditions for a new teen Shakespeare troupe, ages 13-16; for Sing Out Colorado, a singing youth troupe, ages 5-13; and for three upcoming productions. Call 685-1192 for more.

Kids' Climb Time at the Sport Climbing Center, 4650 Northpark Drive, 260-1050. Offering belayed supervision for kids at least 6 years old. Parents need not be present. $15, includes harness. Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations required by Wednesday.

Young Naturalists Club, a program including crafts and projects designed to support Brownie and Cub Scout required activities, at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. All children K through third grade welcome. $1 per child. Reservations required, 634-6666. Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Junior Ranger Program offered by the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St., provides self-guided hands-on activities in the park for children ages 7-12. $1.50. Available whenever the visitor center is open; call 634-6666.

The Wiz of the West as part of the 22nd annual Children's Playhouse Series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., Nov. 13, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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STUFF FOR SENIORS

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. Medicare and You: The Knowledge to Make Good Decisions, on Sat., Oct. 23, 1-5 p.m. Halloween Gala on Fri., Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.

PILLAR, the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation, provides programs and classes for those in retirement, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Community College and Elderhostel. Fees vary. Call 540-7224 for more.

Senior Information and Assistance Directory available from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 15 S. 7th St., 471-2096. 50 to $1 donation. Packed full of information on home health care, classes, consumer information, crime prevention, crisis services, medical services, discount programs, employment, financial payments, nutrition and housing.

Critical Mass, a non-competitive group bike ride, for any age and any ability. Meeting on the corner of Cache La Poudre and Tejon on the last Friday of every month. Call 634-5307 for more. Next event: Fri., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

Manitou Mayor's Cup 5K Run and Kids Fun Run at Cheyenne Spring on the 900 block of Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs. $15 for 5K, race day registration, $20. 685-5396. Kids Run free. Register at Runner's Roost or Manitou Chamber of Commerce. Sat., Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.

The Mayor's Cup, the sixth and final leg of the 1999 Colorado Springs Grand Prix. 5K and 10K race and relay. Starts on Tejon at the Pioneers Museum. Register at Runner's Roost, 107 E. Bijou St., or at 7 a.m. on race day. Sat., Nov. 6, 8 a.m.

Fall Cross Country Series 1999 sponsored by the Pikes Peak Road Runners. Third in the series in Ute Valley Park. Sun., Oct. 31, 2 p.m. Visit www.pprrun.org for more.

1999 Pikes Peak Youth Sports Summit hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, 219 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 200. $10; call 634-7333 for information. Fri., Nov. 19.

Pikes Peak Road Runners Fall Series Awards at the YMCA Downtown. Catered pasta buffet, please bring desserts to share. $3 for PPRR members, $6 for non-members, reserve by Nov. 16. with Patricia, 598-2953. Sat. Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m.

1999 Turkey Trot 5K Predict, a predict-your-time fun run, winners recieve turkeys, at Memorial Park. Free for Pikes Peak Road Runners, $3 for non-members, race day registration only. Phil at 575-0387 or Bob at 473-2483. Sat., Nov. 20, 10 a.m.



SPECTATOR SPORTS

Skate America, a national competition to be televised by ABC, featuring Michelle Kwan and Elvis Stojko, at the World Arena, 576-2626. $7-$25. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 29 -31. $TBA.

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 576-2626. Vs. University of Minnesota: Fri., Nov. 5, 7:35 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 6, 7:05 p.m.

Air Force Falcons Football home games in the Air Force Falcon Stadium. $20-$56, 472-1895. Vs the Army on Military Appreciation Day on Sat., Nov. 6. Versus UNLV in a MWC game on Sat., Nov. 13.

Holiday Festival on Ice featuring Kristi Yamaguchi, Kurt Browning, Todd Eldredge, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Brian Orser in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $33-$63, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 10.

1999 Christmas Pops on Ice with the Colorado Springs Symphony and the Broadmoor Skating Club, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $20-$50, 576-2626. Sat., Dec. 8, 2 and 8 p.m.

Rob Redwine speaking on climbing in Bolivia at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

Bats Are Beautiful at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Call 578-7088 for reservations. Sat., Oct. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.

Sunday hikes at the Starsmore Discovery Center. On Oct. 31: "Mystery Hike." On Nov. 7: Stratton open space. Call 578-6146 for reservations.

Grania Devine speaking on adventure skiing in the Selkirks at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Tues., Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

The Mallory Story, an evening with Conrad Anker. Presented by The North Face and Mountain Sports at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Free. 303/786-7030. Wed., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

Fall bird walks at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, 578-7088. No reservations required. Wed., Nov. 3 and 17, 7 a.m.

Sharks, Sharks and more Sharks at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Call 578-7088 for reservations. Sat., Nov. 6, 10-11:30 a.m.

Steve Balsiger speaking on how to hut ski at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

Prize-winning Nature Photography, with Dennis Green at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Nov. 13, 10-11:30 a.m

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a easy to moderate hike in Red Rock Canyon on Sat., Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to noon. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

40 Years of Mapping in the Pikes Peak Region, presented by Robert Houdak, partner of many years with Bob Ormes, who came out with the first edition of the Pikes Peak Atlas in 1959, speaking at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 634-6666. Sun., Nov. 14, 2 p.m.

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GARDENING

Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Horticultural Arts Society of Colorado Springs at the Country Club of Colorado with guest speaker Andrew Pierce, director of Hudson Gardens in Littleton. $21, reservations required. 475-0250. Fri., Nov. 12, 6 p.m.

Gardening volunteers needed by the East Library and Information Center to help nurture and maintain their wildflower garden. Call 531-6333 Ext. 1251 for more.

Free mammograms available during October for El Paso County women who meet income guidelines. Call 578-3111 for more.

Flu shots available through Penrose St. Francis Health Services and Colorado Wellness Connection. $10. Flu-shot hotline: 776-5035. At the Chapel Hills mall: Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.; and Oct. 30-31, noon to 4 p.m. At the Citadel mall: Oct. 30-31, noon to 4 p.m.

Introduction to Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being at 1945 Carlton Ave., 475-1141. Mon., Nov. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.

Initiatives Teens to Twenties, a new support group for people in their teens or early 20s who have been diagnosed with a depressive illness, meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa St. Call 477-1515 for more information. Next meeting: Wed., Nov. 3.

Holistic Health and Metaphysical Fair at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Midland and Fairview in Woodland Park. $1 or non-perishable food item, 686-1622. Sat., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Caregiver Support Group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon St. Call 266-8773 for more information. Next meeting: Nov. 9.

The Post Polio Syndrome Support Group meeting on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Next meeting: Sat., Nov. 13.

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure disorder support group meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy, Suite 104. Call 636-0009 for more. Next meeting: Nov. 17.

Center for the Study of Buddhism offering study groups and meditation sessions with the Venerable Tenzin Kacho. On Mondays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Venerable Tenzin will discuss the Six Far Reaching Attitudes and meditative concentration. On Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., guided meditations. Call 635 -- 7804 for more.

Rocky Mountain Stroke Club meeting every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., 574-9002.

Support group for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) patients meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at the Windchime Center at I-25 and Woodmen Ave. 460-3437. Next meeting: Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Adults With Aging Parents meeting on the fourth Monday of the month at Penrose Hospital, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. For more, call 266-8773. Next meeting: Nov. 22.

Scleroderma support group for those suffering from this complex and puzzling disease, which often takes years to diagnose. Symptoms include the inexplicable firming of the skin on the hands and unexplained swelling or itching. Most sufferers are women between 25 and 55 years old. Call 531-9397 for more.

Man to Man, a program offering men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer the chance to talk with a prostate cancer survivor. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call 636-5101.

Volunteers needed for shamanic healing, shamanic counseling and the Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy project. Call 578-9674.

Y2K Community Meeting, an opportunity to learn how local government and industry are preparing for the millennium bug. City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. 385-5906. Weds., Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m.

The Empty Closet is accepting donations of professional women's clothing and accessories at Goodwill, 2307 W. Colorado Ave. at the alley dock between Colorado and Cucharras. The Empty Closet facilitate professionalism for disadvantaged women over 25 entering the workforce or entering college. Call Donna Gardner at 635-4483, ext. 229.

Walking Shield American Indian Society, a non-profit group delivering food, furniture clothing and other humanitarian goods to Indian reservations, seeking donated or shared-cost warehouse space. Please call Bill or Elaine Glynn at 685-1681 to help.

Married woman sought for 1999 Mrs. Colorado Springs title. Applicants must live or work in the Springs area, a Colorado resident for at least 6 months, a U.S. citizen, married, and 18 or over. Call Tricia at 303/279-5268 for free entry information.

Daughters of the American Revolution Zebulon Pike Chapter, meeting on the second Saturday of each month at Giuseppe's Depot, 10 S. Sierra Madre St. 599-0717. Next meeting: Sat., Nov. 13, noon.

Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful seeking volunteers for educational programming, beautification projects and litter-free projects. Call 577-9111.

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