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Scrooge! , a musical by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $18-$20. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-18, 8 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 5-19, 2 p.m.

Inspecting Carol, written by Daniel Sullivan, performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4, 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, 2 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. Through Dec. 4.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting All About Emily, about Old man Preenington and his golden goose Emily, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Dec. 9, 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. $5-$8, 540-7314. Fri.-Sat., through Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Matinee on Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, performed by Theatreworks at UCCS, 262-3232. $15, reserved seats. $5, students. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturday matinees on Dec. 4 and 11, 2 p.m. Through Dec. 12.

Godspell, a musical based on the gospel of Matthew, by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $6-$12. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-18, 8 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 11 and 18; Sun., Dec. 12.

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 & NOTICES

Star Bar Players is holding auditions for Private Lives by Noel Coward, at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Call 573-7411 for appointment. Bring comedic monologue, resume, and headshot. Fri., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, performed by the Shadow Theatre Company. $15. Call 303/837-9355. Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 10.

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

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, $23-$36. Through Dec. 24.

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. Through Dec. 30.

Phantom of the Opera in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$67.50, 800/641-1222. Through Jan. 8, 2000.

Mame 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 Jan. 30.

Red, White and Tuna in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $10-$50, 800/641-1222. Jan 4-23.

Peter Pan in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $15-$55, 800/641-1222. Jan 11-23.

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.

Sixth annual Woodland Park Nutcracker Suite Ballet with Kimberly Swaim of the Washington, DC Ballet at the Woodland Park Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland, Woodland Park. $6.50-$9.50. Sat., Dec. 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

Holiday Belly Dance Show featuring Sarah, Jewel of the Nile, and her students at Jupiter Moon's Nightclub, 7852 N. Academy Blvd., 262-9283. Tues., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

A Children's Nutcracker Christmas, a presentation of excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite designed for children, performed by the International Ballet School, at its studio, 127 1/2 E. Bijou St. $8, 578-1646. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 18-19, 2:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker performed by the Colorado Ballet at Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $18-$55, 520-9090. Through Dec. 26.


DANCE NOTICES

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 8 p.m.

Ballroom and swing dance course offered. Meets Saturdays, Dec. 4-18. $125 per couple. Call 578-0249.

Great White at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Dec. 3, 9 p.m.

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

Jaka bringing its festive African rhythms to Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St. Thurs., Dec. 9, 9:30 p.m.

Firefall at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Dec. 10, 9 p.m.

Ataris with No Motiv at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $6, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

S.M.A.C.K. at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. All ages. $5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues.., Dec. 21, 9 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.


OUT OF TOWN POP, ROCK & BLUES

Stereolab at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Thurs., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

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

Counting Crows in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Martin Sexton at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Michael Martin Murphy at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $24-$29, 520-9090. Fri., Dec. 3, 9 p.m.

KTCL Christmas Rave with Basement Jaxx, Moby, DJ Rapp, and Aphrodite at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Over-18 show. $30, 520-9090. Sat., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Hot Tuna. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $21, 303/443-3399, over-21 show. on Sat., Dec. 4, 9 p.m. At the Gothic Theater, Denver, $20, 800/965-4829, on Sun., Dec. 5, 9 p.m.

Steven Curtis Chapman at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20.50-$25.50, 520-9090. All ages. Sun., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Me'Shell Ndegeocello at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $22.50-$25, 303/322-2308. Tues., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Barbarito Torres with Chupacabra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.

Train at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Dec. 10, 9 p.m.

Pennywise at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Sat., Dec. 11, 8 p.m.

KBPI Mistletoe Jam with Filter, H-BlockX, and Full Devil Jacket at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Over-16 show. $22, 520-9090. Sun., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Gregory Isaacs with Heavyweight Dub Champions at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., Dec. 12, 9 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with Blue Hawaiians at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20-$22, 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Tues., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

John Berry, performing "A Country Christmas" at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $34, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 14, 9 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.

John Berry -- A Country Christmas at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $34, 520-9090. Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Mirabal at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Mon., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.

Gene Loves Jezebel at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 303/322-2308. Tues., Dec. 21, 8 p.m.

Megadeath at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 27, 8 p.m.


NEW YEAR'S EVE BASHES

Sonia Dada at the Fox Theater, Boulder. 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 29-30, 9 p.m.; $31.50. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; $52.50.

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

Gwar at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $35, 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 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.

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

Neil Diamond at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $100-$250, 520-9090. VIP packages for $500-$1000. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Sherri Jackson with Matthew Moon at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $85, 520-9090. Includes buffet dinner and champagne at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31.

Brethren Fast at "Above the Dove," in a heated and tented patio above the Soiled Dove, Denver. Includes buffet dinner and champagne at midnight. $50, 520-9090. Fri., Dec. 31.

The Apples at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $13-$15, 303/322-2308. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.


ACOUSTIC MUSIC

Small Potatoes, an acoustic duets whose performances have been called "captivating," at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $8-$12, 578-0254. Fri., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Winter Heritage with NewGrange at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $22, 303/786-7030. Sun., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Don Edwards performing at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $15. Mon., Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

Upsidasium, a folk-bluegrass Colorado trio featuring Gordon Burt on fiddle, Scott Bennett on guitar, and Deborah Schmit-Lobis on keyboards, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. $10-$12. Sat., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.


JAZZ & SWING

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Paul Warburton Trio on Mon., Dec. 6, 5-7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Jazz Ensemble presenting "An Ellington Introspective" at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Distinguished pianist Ruth Laredo performing classical music selection at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Evening concert: $10. Free preview at 11 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Choir performing Handel's Coronation Anthem and Mozart's Grand Mass, Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Fri., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Radio Days Holiday Show with Lawrence Leighton Smith conducting as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops! season at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Features Kernis New Dance Era, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, and Rachmaninoff's second symphony. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4, 8 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, 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.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra, performing with the CC Chamber Chorus, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Musicum performing authentic medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., Dec. 19, 3 p.m.


MISCELLEANEOUS MUSIC

Tunjung Sari, a performance of gamelan music and Balinese dance, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m.

Colorado Springs Recorder Society holding a potluck and an afternoon of informal playing 1030 Carina View. Call 473-0714 for information. Sun., Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Kavu Day Festival of Outdoor Films at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Features Twitch, a 30-minute film on extreme kayaking; The Realm, a 10-minute segment of the film on extreme skiing; and Shift, a 20-minute film on mountain biking. Higher on the Mountain, a 35-minute film on a back country ski/snowboarding expedition to Russia; $5. 100% of proceeds benefit Colorado Avalanche Center and Trails and Open Space Coalition. Tickets available at Mountain Chalet, 633-0732, and at the door. Thurs., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

Programs on KTSC-TV Public Television: "The Creche, The Dreidel and The Star," a look at the origins and controversies of Christmas and Chanukah, on Fri., Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. "An American Feast," a progressive banquet hosted by Julia Child and Burt Wolf that features top chefs, on Sat., Dec. 4, 1 p.m. "Doo Wop 50," featuring 100 performers including The Platters and The Chantels, on Sat., Dec. 4, 9 p.m. "Great Performances" featuring Andrea Bocelli performing spiritual arias. on Tues., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. "Peter, Paul and Mary Holiday Concert" with the New York Choral Society accompanying, on Tues., Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m. "Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Celebration featuring stars like Sarah Brightman and Glenn Close paying tribute on Wed., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

CANCELLED Earl Lovelace, Caribbean novelist and playwright, reading selections from his work in Colorado College's Max Kade Theater in Armstrong Hall, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Local children's author Carolyn Otto signing her "stunning" new book Pioneer Church at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Dec. 5, 1 p.m.

Local author Jim Bainbridge signing Show Me the Money, a collection of favorite movie quotes, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District holding a holiday get-together for book lovers at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Tues., Dec. 21, 7-9 p.m.

Creative writing workshops for beginners and advanced students. Taught by Roberta Redford, a freelancer for 25 years. $10 per week. Begins in January. Call 232-4489 for more.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of sculptor Peggy Cook, during December. Arati Artists will be celebrating 22 years in Old Colorado City on Sun., Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m.

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 The Year 2000 Show, an exhibit of the latest work by member artists, Dec. 3 through Jan 23, 2000. Holiday reception: Fri., Dec. 17, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. 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 College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Bee-Space, an exhibit of the work of Angela Battle, through Dec. 18. Reception on Sat., Dec. 4, 5 p.m.

Colorado Springs Art Guild holding three exhibits. At the Olympic Visitor Center Hall of Fame, 1750 E. Boulder St., 578-4888; featuring "Hey Batter" sculpture by Rick Blades, through Dec. 10. 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. At First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., 630-1611; featuring artwork by M. Linhart, P. Ballenger, E. Ferguson, R. Pass, F. Davis, D. Brewner and K. Jackson, through Dec. 31.

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, through Feb. 13, 2000. From Tradition to Mainstream: Prints by Native American Artists of the 1970s and 1980s, through March 12.

East Library and Information Center Art Gallery, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring an exhibit of pastel portraits by Charles Wilson, through Dec. 31.

Fastframe, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Featuring Visual Picnic: An exhibition of Western land and sky, featuring oil pastels by Pat Dagnon and photography by Jeff Wuerker, through Dec. 25. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m.

High Plains Church, 1714 Brookwood Drive, 260-1080. Featuring the works of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. Reception: Sun., Dec. 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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 Lust for Light, an exhibit of oil paintings by Bill Duryea, through Dec. 25.

Pankratz Studios and Gallery, 366 Second St., 481-3108. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. through Dec. 19. Featuring a limited edition of the Palmer Lake Star holiday platter by Richard Pankratz. 20% of the proceeds benefit the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Pasta di Solazzi, 1625 W. Uintah St., 577-0080. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring paintings by Martha Mans, through Jan. 31. Opening reception: Thurs., Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the 13th annual Members' Exhibit and Sale by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, through Dec. 31.

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.

Pine Creek Gallery, 2419 W. Colorado Ave., 633-6767. Featuring The Spirit of Colorado and the Southwest, an exhibit of the work of professional photographer Dennis B. Woods, through Dec. 10. Opening receptions: Sat., Dec. 4, 5-8 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Open: Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by the pottery of Diane Foster and Glenda Kleinsasser, through Dec. 27.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Enduring Legacy: Triumph of the Spirit, on the strength an beauty of the Native American spirit, in the King Gallery, through Jan. 22. Into the Light, an exhibit of paintings, writings, and song by artist Kay Singleton, through Jan. 22. Latkas at the Millennium: 25 Years of Pueblo Potters, an exhibit of ceramic by Tom and Jean Latka, in the Hoag Gallery, through Feb. 5. Beyond the Gate, an exhibit of the work of Pueblo artist Dorothy Mendoza, in the Regional Gallery, through Feb. 5.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring BIG, a juried exhibition of large fine art from the Front Range, through Jan 22. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 17, 7-9 p.m.

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 Chase, mixed media work by Lin Fife and photography by Larry Hampton, through Dec. 31.


ART ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

19th annual Arts and Crafts Sale at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Fri., Dec. 3, noon to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kathleen Dustin, renowned polymer clay artist speaking at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861, in conjunction with POP! Panorama of Polymer, a national show featuring the work of 50 artists from 25 states. Free. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to noon.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Director David Turner discussing "Public Sculpture in the Springs: Who Said It Was OK to Build the Berlin Wall on I-25?" at the Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., Dec. 6; call 389-6649. Wed., Dec. 8, noon.

Call for entries for Richard's Feast, a juried show of ceramic tableware designed to serve a particular type of food, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Show will run March 15 through April 15, 2000. Deadline: Feb. 1.

Open Studio Figure Study at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th St., 520-1899. $5 per session. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.


ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, a special hour-long program featuring an interview with Colorado Artists Sarahjane & Brian Helm, featuring in the polymer clay exhibit at the Business of Art Center, with a review of "The Art Walk" in Pueblo's historic district. Sat., Dec. 4, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m.

Celebrity Winter Auction and Fashion Show to benefit Easter Seals at Sisters of Zaas, 24 N. Tejon St., and Rum Bay Restaurant, 20 N. Tejon St. $35, includes champagne, dinner and auction. Tickets available at event locations or call 574-9002. Thurs., Dec. 2, 5 p.m.

Environmental Conference focusing on the spiritual side of environmentalism in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, 389-6607. $5. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Wine-tasting Festival and Art Exhibit to benefit Workout Ltd., a non-profit agency dedicated to helping at-risk youth, at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. $15-$20; call 471-4200. Thurs., Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m.

YEA! Celebration to benefit the Young Entrepreneurs Association at the USAF Academy Officers Club. Features the Sand Creek Brass Band, hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and a presentation by Jeff Flourney, founder of Creative Travel Concepts. $20, 667-0595. Tues., Dec. 14, 3:30-6 p.m.

Tea and Tour of the McAllister House Museum. Traditional tea at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave., followed by tour featuring an exhibit of Victorian dresses. $10-$15. Reservations required; call 635-7925. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 11-12, 2 p.m.


HOLIDAY EVENTS

Media & Merchandise Holiday Auction '99 by the Pikes Peak Advertising Federation and American Women in Radio & Television at The Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. $5 admission. Call 265-1000 to donate. Thurs., Dec. 2, 5:30-8 p.m.

Trees of Life celebration to honor loved ones. Commemorative lights can be purchased for $10, 633-3400. Celebrations will be held: in Fountain on Fri., Dec. 3, 5 p.m.; in Acacia Park on Sat. Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m.; in Tri-Lakes on Sun., Dec. 5, 5 p.m.; at Penrose Hospital on Mon., Dec. 6, 3:30 p.m.; at Memorial Hospital on Mon., Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m.; at St. Francis Health Center on Mon., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Fifth annual Gingerbread Village with the theme "The Storybook Journey" on display at the Citadel Mall until Dec. 25. There will also be two "Breakfasts with Santa" at the Day Nursery on Dec. 4 and 11, $5-$6. Call 632-1754 for more information.

Festival of Lights Celebration on Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4. On Friday and Saturday: Arts and Crafts sale at Colorado College [see Art Announcements]. On Saturday only: Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk for Arthritis [see below]; free admission at the Gallery of Trees and Lights at the Fine Arts Center [see below]; Family Fun Day at the Pioneers Museum [see below] ; concert by Soli Deo Gloria Choir at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony in Acacia Park from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuba Christmas Concert at the Pioneer Museum at 4 p.m. 15th annual Festival of Lights Parade starts at 5:50 p.m. at St. Vrain, heads south on Tejon, moves west on Colorado, and heads north on Cascade. Call 475-9846 for more information.

26th annual Gallery of Trees and Lights at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. To participate, call 477-9900. Sat., Dec. 4, through Sun., Jan. 2, 2000.

Colorado Springs Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., offering a full day of events on Sat., Dec. 4, in conjunction with the Festival of Lights celebration. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., magician Kevin Beechwood. At 11:30, seasonal piano music by Tom O'Boyle. At 1:30 p.m., holiday music by songspinners. At 3 p.m., string trio Chordae Cantantes. At 4 p.m. Tuba Christmas, a performance by more than 100 tubas. At 5:30 p.m., free cookies and hot cider. Call 578-6650 for more.

Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Arthritis Foundation at Monument Park. $15-$20 registration fee. Call 520-5711 for more. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.

St. Nicholas Festival & Craft Sale at St. Mary's Cathedral, 26 W. Kiowa St., 473-4633. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Junior League Holiday Fair at the Youth Outreach Center, Airport and Circle. 632-3855. Fri., Dec. 3, 2-8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Precious Paws Memorial Tree Ceremony, dedicated to the memory of lost pets, at the upper level of the Chapel Hills Mall. Pet loss support experts will discuss dealing with grief. Presented by Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue, 260-0668. Free. Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.

Yule Festival at the Sallie Bush Community Building, Green Mountain Falls. Features arts and crafts, carolers, a yule log hunt and a visit with Santa. Call 684-9983. Sun., Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fourth annual Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour in Old Colorado City. Visit eight B&Bs and sample hors d'oeuvres. $10 in advance. $15 at the door. 636-1225. Sun., Dec. 5, 2-6 p.m.

Holiday Pops Concert by three performing orchestras of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, at Wasson High School's auditorium. $3-$5, 633-3901. Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m.

Prelude to Christmas, a performance of medieval chants and handbells by the Schola Cantorum Chant Choir and Grace Notes Handbell Choir, at the Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Sun., Dec. 5, 4 p.m.

1880's holiday and open house at the Hornbek Homestead, Florissant Fossil Beds, Florissant. Regular park admission, 719/748-3253. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Second annual Urban League M.O.S.A.I.C. Holiday Celebration sponsored by Primitivo and the Independent, at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Free, but reservations required. Call 634-1525 by Dec. 6. Thurs., Dec. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Holiday Season offered by the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber at the Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd. All proceeds benefit purchase of new toys for Christmas Unlimited. $30, or $20 with new toy. Call 527-5082 for reservations. Thurs., Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m.

Teddy & Me Holiday Tea to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center at The Broadmoor hotel's Lake Terrace Dining Room. Features performances by magicians, jugglers, balloon artists and clowns. $25, child. $30, adult. Call 636-2460. Sat., Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m.

16th annual Holiday Home Tour in the Broadmoor area. Visit four home professionally decorated for the holiday season. $12-$15. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra. Call 630-2550. Fri., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December Holiday Brunch by the American Association of University Women featuring the Penrose Sensations, the Penrose Elementary school choir, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Drive. $12; call 597-7161. Sat., Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Christmas from a Bell Tower at the Faith Presbyterian Church, 1529 N. Circle Dr., 596-4895. Sun., Dec. 12, 4 p.m.

Miramount Castle Victorian Christmas at 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011. Through Dec. 12.

Twilight Frontier Christmas program at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 578-6777. Offers wagon rides, music, lantern-light tours, refreshments and more. $1-$3. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 18-19, 4-8 p.m.

Sounds of the Season Holiday Home Tour in Woodland Park. Includes six homes, with live music at each home. $10-$12. Proceeds benefit the construction of the Dickson Performing Arts Center. Call 748-3504. Sat., Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Handel's Messiah at the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Free. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Concert: 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 3.

Hanukah Concert and Service featuring The Little London Winds at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St., 634-5311. Fri., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Soli Deo Gloria Choir, 140-voice choir, performing as part of the Festival of Lights at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Free, and childcare provided for children under 6. Sat., Dec. 4, 8 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols, a holiday concert at the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Sun., Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols, Colorado College's traditional Christmas candlelight service of readings, carols and choral music, in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. This year's theme: "Welcoming a Mother and Child." Free. No tickets required. Sun., Dec. 5, 6 p.m.

Colorado College Concert Band presenting a Christmas pops concert at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Wed., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

13th annual Deck the Hall, a concert by the Colorado Springs Chorale, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10.50-$16.50, 520-SHOW. Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 9-10, 7:30 p.m.

Sing in the Season featuring the Soli Deo Gloria Choir of Colorado Springs with the Pueblo Symphony at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

22nd annual Christmas Posada, a Mexican celebration which dates to the 1550s, re-enacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, in Pueblo. The Public is asked to join in the procession, which begins at the Pueblo Convention Center, or await the procession at the County Courthouse. Dancing by the Guadaloupe Dancers at the Convention Center at 3:30 p.m. Performance by Pueblo Choral Society at the courthouse at 4:30 p.m. Procession begins at 4 p.m. and will end about 4:45 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic performing "Holiday Christmas Traditions" at the Coronado Senior High School, 1590 W. Fillmore. Sun., Dec. 12, 3 p.m.

Yuletide Treasures by the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Free, but tickets are required. Call 576-2626. Sun., Dec. 12, 3 p.m.

Tide, Time, and Tradition: 1,000 Years of Christmas in Song, a concert by the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble offering seventeen selections to "unite the ages through holiday song," in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Free. Sun., Dec. 12, 4 p.m.

Christmas Presence!, a Christmas concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., by the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra. $6.50-$8.50, 520-SHOW. Sun., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

A Holiday Evening with Sandi Patty at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $28.50-$38.50, 520-SHOW. This five-time Grammy winner will be performing time-honored classics in a variety of Christmas styles with her 10-piece band. Mon., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Salvation Army Holiday Toy Drive now through Dec. 17. Seeking unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Toys may be dropped off at all Colorado Springs Starbucks. Call 636-3891 Ext. 16.

Tis the Season, a performance by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale with special guests from the Ormao Dance Company, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8, 633-3562. Sun., Dec. 19, 3-5 p.m.

Kurt Bestor Christmas, an "innovation interpretation of seasonal carols," at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $10.50-$20.50. Mon., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.


STUFF FOR KIDS

A Holiday Book Fair at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Features face painting and story reading. Mention Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School and 15% of the sale will go to the school. Sun., Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m.

A Colorado Christmas at The Broadmoor. Features "The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas," a one-man theater presentation, $10, 577-5747. Not recommended for children under 6. Runs Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Through Dec. 27.


STUFF FOR SENIORS

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. "Avoiding Dangerous Interactions Between Prescriptions, Herbs and Vitamins" on Thurs., Dec. 9, 10-11 a.m. "Understanding Dizziness and Balance" on Wed., Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. "How to Handle Holiday Stress" on Thurs., Dec. 9, 1-2 p.m.


SPORTS & RECREATION

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 10K volksmarch starting at rear entrance of Beau Jo's Restaurant, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Shorter distances also available. Donation of non-perishable food appreciated. Start between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Call 591-8193 for more. Sat., Dec. 4.

Blazers Ski Club holding its weekly Wednesday meeting at the Valley Hi Golfcourse Clubhouse. Social hour: 6:30 p.m. Ski-trips sign-up and meeting: 7:30 p.m. 528-5683 or 382-8373.

Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee on Bear Creek Park playing fields on Saturdays at noon. No experience necessary. Show up and bring a friend.


SPECTATOR SPORTS

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 576-2626. Vs. University of Wisconsin: Fri., Dec. 3, 7:35 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 4, 7:05 p.m. Vs. University of Minnesota at Duluth on Fri., Jan. 14, 7:35 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 15, 7:05 p.m. Vs. University of Denver on Sat., Jan. 22, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-11, 7:05 p.m.: against Bakersfield.

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. 18, 2 and 8 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Vs. Minnesota on Fri., Nov. 26. Vs. Detroit on Wed., Dec. 1. Vs. Orlando on Fri., Dec. 3. Vs. Sacramento on Thurs., Dec. 16. Vs. San Antonio on Sat., Dec. 18. Vs. Portland on Mon., Dec. 20. Vs. Vancouver on Sun., Dec. 26. Vs. L.A. Clippers on Mon., Dec. 28. Vs. Boston on Thurs., Dec. 30.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Vs. Calgary on Sat., Nov. 27. Vs. Carolina on Sat., Dec. 4. Vs. Vancouver on Mon., Dec. 6. Vs. Anaheim on Wed., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Vs. St. Louis on Mon., Dec. 27. Vs. Los Angeles on Wed., Dec. 29.

Harlem Globetrotters at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $11-$76, 576-2626. Sun., Jan. 2, 3 p.m.

Brian Litz speaking on new and classic huts in Colorado at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

Snowshoeing 101, an indoor shoe clinic, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., Dec. 4, 10-11 p.m.

Meadow Mountain Walks holding a easy hike along Gold Camp Road on Sat., Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon. $6. To reserve a space, call 578-9155.

Winter Celebration & Open House at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Offering Wildlife tree decorating, face painting, refreshments all day. Storytelling and puppet shows at 11 a.m. Hikes at 10 a.m. and noon. Call 520-6387 for more. Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Heart of the Matter, on awakening our heartfulness, by the Healing Touch Clinic at The Bodyworks, 2592 Palmer Park Blvd., 632-9930. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7-9 p.m.

Women's Re-entry workshop for those considering returning back to college at Pikes Peak Community College's Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 540-7113. Fri., Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to noon.

Refuse to be a Victim, a safety seminar on developing your own safety plan, offered by the National Rifle Association, at the Switzer Counseling Seminar, 1710 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, but sliding scale available. Call 442-0606 for reservations. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.

Remember Your Purpose and Power for 2000, an experimental workshop by numerologist Victoria Helm and empowerment coach Christina Perry. $50; call 630-0413 for more. Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fragile X Support Group for parents of Fragile X children meeting on the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 5055 El Camino Drive. Call 638-0729 for more. Next meeting: Dec. 3.

PFLAG, a nonprofit support group for families and friends of lesbians and gays so that they may better understand homosexuality, meeting on the second Wednesday of every month. Call 575-8658. Next meeting: Wed., Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Council Comes to You, a special night meeting to allow greater accessibliity to the public of the Colorado Springs City Council at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The formal agenda will be posted at www.colorado.springs.com one week prior. Tues., Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeking docents. Must be at least 21 and love animals and enjoy meeting the public. Training will run from January to March, 2000. For more, call Larry at 471-7199.

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