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Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring hand-made and painted valentines, through Feb.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1873, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the work of wilderness artist Scott Kennedy, through Feb. Reception with the artist on Sat., Feb. 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 One Plus One, an exhibit of the member artists and their guests. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 28, 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. Featuring Magic: From Alchemy to Zodiac through Feb. 25.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Roots of My Resistance: Mississippi 1965-1967, by CC visiting professor Maria Varela, through Feb. 16.

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. Colorado 2000: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art through April 23. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources through June 18.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. John & Sarah: A Family's Journey to Freedom, an installation and photography exhibit that explores the history of Curtis Reaves' ancestors, from slavery and beyond, through April 7.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Film to Pixels, an exhibit of digital manipulation photography by David Ball and Jim Doenges. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Featuring Watermedia 2000, an exhibit of the work of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, featuring over 60 artists. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m., followed by a slide lecture by Louise Cadillac at 7:15 p.m.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring Watercolor, 2000, an exhibit of the work Don Van Horn, Jo Gaston and Susan Hinton. Also Shadow, a photography exhibit of members Circle of Confusion, through April 16.

Sanders Chiropractic, 2812 W. Colorado Ave., 475-2455. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Featuring Faces of the World, an exhibit of local photographer Bill Stanley, through Feb.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring new and recent work by Christy Callaham in conjunction with the production of Dream Caf: Puppetry After Dark. Runs Feb. 2-25.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Art Teachers Art Show, a juried exhibition of works by area art teachers, elementary through university levels. Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Making the Invisible Visible, an exhibit by Santa Fe artist Ramona Mitchell, through Feb. 29.

Rally for Relay for Life, at Giovanni's Pizza, 3536 N. Academy Blvd. Learn more about the American Cancer Society's May Relay for Life, El Paso County's largest slumber party, on Thurs., Jan. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.

Brainbowl 2000, an intellectual trivia competition for corporate and community teams, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Proceeds benefit the Center. $100-$200 for teams to enter. Entry deadline: Feb. 10. Competition on Feb. 19, 2 p.m.

Orientation to Co-Housing, a program seeking 30 families to design their own community just a mile from downtown, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Call 473-9466 for more. Sun., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

Call for entries for all bands, floats, riders, marching groups, baton twirlers and novelty acts, to become part of the 17th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Colorado City on Sat., March 11. Call 635-8803 for more.

Photography slide show and mini-clinic, focusing on nature photography techniques and composition, offered by Rocky Mountain Reflections at REI Outfitters, 1376 E. Woodmen Road. Call 277-7474 for more. Thurs., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.

Let Freedom Ring, an evening showcasing dance, music, poetry and drama, presented by Ohoho, a group of local artists dedicated to bringing African American art to the community, at the Tutmose Academy, 1205 Shasta Drive. Call 271-0415 for more. Fri., Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview Patti Smithsonian, with a review of Star Bar Players' Private Lives. Sat., Jan. 29, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Feb. 1, 10:30 p.m.

Bemis School of Art beginning a new schedule for adult and children's classes on Jan. 31. Call 475-2444 to register.

Creativity workshops with Rodney Wood of the Business of Arts Center, 513 Manitou Ave. The goal: to bring freshness to your existing work. Wednesday nights, Feb. 2-23. $45-$55. Call 685-1861 for more.

Award-winning Santa Fe jeweler Lawrence Baca at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Lecture at 10 a.m. and trunk sale at 11 a.m. Lecture at 3 p.m. and trunk sale at 4 a.m. Free. Sat., Feb. 5.

Gallery Panel Discussion on Colorado 2000 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Features our own John Hazlehurst, Mark Arnest of the G, and Johanna Roache of UCCS. Wed., Feb. 9, noon.

Star Bar Players is holding auditions for "The Woman in Black." Needed are two men age 25-60. Auditions will be held February 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lon Chaney Theater. Call 473-4298 for information.

Upstart Performing Ensemble casting for spring production of Cabaret by Kander and Ebb at the Community Prep School, 332 Willamette St. Bring up tempo song and dress for movement and improvs. Call 447-1615 for more. Sun., Jan. 30, 2 p.m. Mon, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.

TheatreWorks at UCCS holding auditions for its April production of The Mystery Plays in Dwire Theater. The Mystery Plays tell the story of the Bible from creation to doomsday; the production is designed as a community event in celebration of the new millennium. Parts for men, women and children of all ages. Sun.-Mon, Jan. 30-31, 6-9 p.m. For audition appointment, call 262-3240.

Call for entries the Manitou Carnivale Commissioning Program for costumes, puppets and parade performers. Cash stipends of up to $200 for new parade entries. For details, call 685-1950 or 685-9212. Submission deadline: Jan. 31. Carnivale on Sat., March 4.

Aglow International, a network of women of diverse colors, creeds and cultures, meeting on the first Thursdays of each month at Pikes Peak Community College at Woodmen Road and I-25. $4. Reservations: 685-1631. Next meeting: Feb. 3.

Links, a business group for progressives, holding their meetings at Joe's Caf and Bakery, 28 E. Bijou St., on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Call 477-9883 for more information. Next meeting: Wed., Feb. 2, 8-9 a.m.

The Essentials in Healing From Loss at Mount St. Francis, Stonehaven, Franciscan Center, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. $20, includes lunch. Call 597-2520 to register; deadline, Jan. 31. Sat., Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m.to 3:30 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: Feb. 4.

Aromatherapy class, on the benefits of mediation using natural essential oil, at Memorial Hospital. Wed., Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 444-CARE.

Heartcheck 2000 at The Citadel mall. Offering 5 health screening for $10 fee as well as lots of info. For more, call Memorial Hospital's Healthlink at 444-CARE. Sat., Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Springs Community Health and Fitness Expo at the old Best Merchandise Store at the Union Square Shopping Center, Academy and Union boulevards. Offering information on health and fitness opportunities in the area. For information on exhibiting, call 385-5602. Free to public. Sat., Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In Search of the Stork, a free seminar on infertility, at Memorial Hospital. Tues., Feb. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 444-CARE.

Extreme Alpinism, a "high-energy" slide show with Mark Twight based on His latest book Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast and High, in Colorado College's Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Sponsored by Mountain Chalet, 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.

A Joyous and Healthy Life ... Whoopy, a slide lecture on the letters of Colorado Rancher Ed Hayes, as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.

Colossal Carnivores of the Foothills, a program on black bears and mountain lions, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6387 for reservations. Fri., Jan. 28, 7-8 p.m.

Shamanic Healing and Journeying, a free lecture by Roxanne Hirschfield at Center for Inner Healing, 2229 N. Weber St. Call 447-8898 for more. Mon., Jan. 31, 7-8 p.m

Maria Valera, MacArthur Award winner and activist, at the Women's Educational Society and Aficionados luncheon at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall. $10.25. Reservations due by Mon., Jan. 31; call 389-6649. Wed., Feb. 2, noon.

The 21st Century Native, discussion of the issues and concerns faced by Native Americans today, as part of the Summit Lecture Series in UCCS's University Center South, Room 110, 262-3450. Wed., Feb. 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

No Turning Back, a slide show by Steve Schneider, an experienced climber who continued up the 4000-foot Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia, even through his climbing partner bailed, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Wed., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.

Six-week Self-Defense Course offering basic instruction on personal protection at Memorial Hospital. $30. Wednesdays, Feb. 2 through March 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 444-CARE.

Gardening Ideas for the New Millennium by Rob Proctor and Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens at a Broadmoor Garden Club event at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. $20. Call 471-2148 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m to noon.

One-day workshops at the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th Street. "Cut the Clutter," a one-day workshop on Sat., Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $13. "Photo Album in a Day" using acid-free materials, Sat., Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $17.

So, You Think You Want a Wolf? with Darlene Kobobel at the Garden of the Gods Visitors Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666. Free. Sun., Feb. 6, 2-3 p.m.

Where Are the Black Men and What Are the Black Women Doing in Their Absence?, a discussion of the changing marriage trends among African Americans, as part of the Summit Lecture Series in UCCS's University Center South, Room 110, 262-3450. Wed., Feb. 9, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

The Mis-Education of the Negro, Revisited by Diane Hightower in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Wed., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

Stop That! Get Down! Gimme That!, for parents, teachers, health care providers and adults living with Attention Deficit Disorder at the Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $7, 634-6795. Fri., Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

Gardening classes at ForestEdge Gardens, 12285 Lindsey Lane. $18 per class; call 495-9175 to register. "Annuals and Biennials: The Best of the Best" on Wed., Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; "Starting Plants From Seed" on Sat., Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to noon.

Massage classes for partners at Memorial Hospital. $30 per couple. Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 24-25, 6-9 p.m. Call 444-CARE.

Pikes Peak Republican Women's Roundtable holding a luncheon at the Valley Hi Golf Club, 610 S. Chelton, on the last Monday of the month. Call 520-0469 for more. Next meeting: Mon., Jan. 31.

Colorado Springs Business and Professional Republican Women offering a program on the upcoming presidential primaries, and the presidential candidates, at the United States Olympic Training Center's Presidential Suite. Open to the public. Free, but reservations requested; call 382-9746. Tues., Feb. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

John McCain for President Campaign seeking volunteers. Call Terri at 264-6861 for more.

The Arthritis Foundation seeking volunteers for various duties including helping with newsletter mailings, health care booths and numerous activities and fundraising events. Volunteers generally work a 2- to 4-hour shift. Call Leann at 520-5711.

Head Start program seeking classroom volunteers to provide one-on-one time with pre-school aged children. Training, support and recognition provided! Call 635-1536 Ext. 233 for more.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe house to assist women in early recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, needs volunteers 24-7 for 12-step service work. Call Nancy at 471-4372.

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, the 1941 W.C. Fields comedy, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar at Movie Night at the Hide & Seek. Sponsored by FUSION! Call 578-9092 for more information. Tues., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.

A Reason to Believe, a film dealing with such campus issues as date rape and drug use, followed by a discussion, at The Lodge at UCCS, 262-3450. Visitors must park in the visitors' lot, south of Lot 4, and bring ticket to event for validation. Tues., Feb. 8, 5:30-8 p.m.

Fiction Book Group discussing The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat at Border's, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

Janet Emmons, author of A Sudden Tremor of Black Air, presenting a poetry workshop sponsored by Poetry West in Colorado College's Worner Center. Bring writing materials and one or two narrations of dreams. Call 447-9039 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The La Dolce Vita Writer's Salon begins a ten-week Short Fiction Workshop led by Jim Ciletti at the Hooked On Books at 3918 Maizeland Road at Academy. Goal: to write three short stories and send them out for publication. For an application, send a self-addressed #10 envelope to: Jim Ciletti, Writing Workshop, Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland Rd, Colorado Springs, 80909. Begins Wed., Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Jammy Man Band, a concert for kids and young-at-heart adults, sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Swing Riders performing a blend of cowboy and swing music, sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Ruben Romero, flamenco guitarist, in the theater at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $23; call 633-3471 or 634-5583. Mon., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Ty Herdon at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12, advance. $16, at the door. Fri., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Alumna artist concert with soprano Margaret Simpson and pianist Susan Grace at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Sun., Jan. 30, 3 p.m.

Carmina Burana, a scenic cantana based on a 13th century manuscript about wine, women and song, featuring the Colorado Springs Chorale, as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Classical Masterworks season at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 4-5, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m.

The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars performing traditional Jewish party music at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. Free, but tickets required. Call 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

Julian Gray and Ronald Pearl Duo, an internationally-acclaimed classical guitar duo, performing in the Colorado Springs Guitar Society's 2000 concert series in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $8-$12. Fri., Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Performing Mozart's Quartet in B-flat Major, Bartok's String Quartet No. 5, and Ravel's String Quartet in F Major. $16-$20. Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m.

The Music of Gabriel Faur by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m.

Spyro Gyra with Dotsero at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $30.50, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.

Live jazz on Sundays at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583. Starts with Hollywood and Vine on Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m.

Mr. David Booker & The Swingtet in the gym at UCCS, 262-3450. Lessons at 5:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

United States Air Force Band of the Rockies presenting its Winter Concert featuring the concert band at the Air Force Academy Arnold Hall Theater. Free, but tickets required. Call 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

Works of Kim Gee-Bum, visiting professor, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Evening concert at 7:30 p.m. Preview at 11 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 10.

Southern Colorado Handbell Festival Concert featuring massed handbell choirs with brass quitet and tympani at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. Call 527 -- 0045. Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration featuring Tippa Irie, Rappa Robert and Jimifar-i and The Riddim Band as well as dub poetry, rasta yoga, and Caribbean food at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $19 in advance. Call 800/965-4827 or visit www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

Sam Man and the Apes at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583. Fri., Jan. 28, 9 p.m.

Filth Industry with Hell Camino at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All ages. $5. Sat., Jan. 29, 9 p.m.

The Color Red with Looks Like Me and Soul Lament at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Jan. 29, 8 p.m.

King for a Day, at the Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave., 633-0590. Mon., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.

The Schwag, a Grateful Dead tribute band, at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Fri., Feb. 12, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Equation at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. $5-$7. Thurs., Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

Cannibal Corpse with God Dethroned, Hate Eternal, and Diabolic at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Over-21 show. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Mon., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Ballet British Columbia at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $15-$30. Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

Veiled Spirit Middle Eastern Winter Dance at the Benet Hill Center Theatre, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. Includes pre-show Shopping Bazaar from 2:00p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $10-$15. Call 229-4797 or 888-382-7787 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

Martha Graham Dance Co. at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $15-$30. Sun., Feb. 27, 8 p.m.

Private Lives by Noel Coward performed by the Star Bar Players in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $12. Discounts for seniors over 65 and students. Call 573-7411 for tickets. Fri.-Sat., through Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

The King and I, the Rodgers and Hammersteins classic, in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$35, 333-4497. Sat., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Dream Caf: Puppetry After Dark, the fourth production in Smokebrush's Mainstage season, at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12-$15, 444-0884. $5 student tickets become available 15 minutes before the show, though seating not guaranteed. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Feb. 2-19.

Bottoms Rood, a Victorian murder mystery at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. $12.50-$20. Proceed benefit the History Center. Fri., Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

HMS Pinafore 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., Feb. 11-27, 8 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 13-27, 2 p.m.

One Act Play Festival, a hotly contested regional high school drama competition, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Plays begin on the hour throughout the day. Free to the public. Wed., Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Victor/Victoria at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $20.50-$35.50. Sat., Feb. 12, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Winter Wildlife Watch, a hike at the Bear Creek Regional Park. Call 520-6387 for reservations. Sat., Jan. 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

White-Tails Wildlife Hike at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Feb. 5, 9-11:30 a.m..

Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee on Bear Creek Park playing fields off of 21st Street on Saturdays at noon. Rain or shine. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Check out www.sio.com/colorado_springs_ultimate.html for more.

Nature Detectives, a program for children accompanied by an adult features nature stories and hand-on activities and time on the trail, at the Fountain Creek Regional Park. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., Feb. 9, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Neon Nites for youth ages 8 to 14 on Friday evenings at the Sertich Ice Center sporting a "new atmosphere" this year with music and lighting. $2.75 includes skate rental.

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 to 12. $1.50. Available whenever the visitor center is open; call 634-6666.

Colorado College Hockey at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Vs. University of Denver on Sat., Jan. 22, 7:05 p.m. Vs the Air Force Academy on Fri., Jan. 28, 7:35 p.m. Vs. Niagara University on Sat., Jan. 29, 7:05 p.m. Vs. Minnesota State University -- Mankato on Fri., Feb. 18, 7:35 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 19, 7:05 p.m.

Air Force Academy Women's Basketball in the Clune Arena. Thurs, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.: against BTU. Sat., Feb. 5, 2 p.m.: against Utah. Call 800/666-USAF for ticket info.

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 4-5, 7:05 p.m.: against Tacoma.

Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Tournament at the U.S. Army Post Field House at Fort Carson. $2-$5, 598-8181. Feb. 10-12.

Presidents Day Hockey Tournament at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Thurs.-Mon., Feb. 17-21.

27th Anniversary Celebration of Roe v. Wade featuring performances by Lyn Boudreau and Kristina Hall, comedians who focus on women's issues, at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by the Pro-Choice Coalition of Colorado Springs. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Program at 6:30 p.m. $7.50-$8 donation. Call Sandy at 473-8537 for more. Thurs., Jan. 27.

Let Freedom Ring, an evening showcasing dance, music, poetry and drama, presented by Ohoho, a group of local artists dedicated to bringing African American art to the community, at the Tutmose Academy, 1205 Shasta Drive. Free. Call 271-0415 for more. Fri., Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

Black History Month Kick-Off Breakfast, a time of celebration and unity, at The Lodge at UCCS, 262-3450. Visitors must park in the visitors' lot, south of Lot 4, and bring ticket to event for validation. $6. Thurs., Feb. 3, 7:30-9 a.m.

African-American History and Culture at the Millennium, a lecture and public dialogue series in February in honor of Black History Month at CU the Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3832 and PPLD meeting rooms. Speakers include Pulitzer Prize winner Professor Leon Litwack on Thurs., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. in COB Hall at UCCS; UC Berkeley Professors Waldo Martin at the East Library and Information Center on Feb. 24 and; Professor Yvonne Chireau of Swarthmore in Columbine Hall at UCCS on March 9. Free.

Mine Camp Auction at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry to benefit its restoration projects at the Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. $25; call 488-0880 for reservations. Sat., Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m.

Natural Colorado Photo Contest Award Ceremony and Slide Show at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6387 for more. Sat., Feb. 5, 1 p.m.

Millennium Heart Ball, 17th annual black-tie gala to benefit the local American Heart Association featuring silent auction, a gourmet dinner, raffle drawing and dancing donation at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. 635-7688. $125 Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.

Employer Summit on Community Violence at the Antler's Adams Mark Hotel, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Morning session offering updates by Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace, the CSPD, Colorado State Patrol, Profile EAP, School District 11 and the Center for the Provention of Violence. Afternoon session includes brainstorming by participants. $30. Call 634-1825. Thurs., Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

14th annual Bowl-a-thon by the Austin Bluffs Sertoma Club at King Pin Lanes. Benefits several local agencies including Chins Up Youth and Family Services. Call 594-9286 for more. Sun., Feb. 13.

Fashings Dance, a pre-Lent party at Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St. $5-$7.50. Call 598-4249 for more. Sat., Feb. 19, 8 p.m. to midnight.

David Grier and Matt Flinner in the Tufts Theater in the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $12-$14, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

John Hammond and Alvin Youngblood Hart at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

Four Corners Quartet, an improvisational Boulder-based group performing at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Denver. $8-$10. 303/759-1797. Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, playing hybrid Eastern European Jewish style music at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $7.50. 21 + show. 303/786-7030. Wed., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.

Arturo Sandoval performing University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall. $15, 719/542-1211. Thurs., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

We Love a Violin, featuring Andrzej Grabiac performing Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor at University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Hall. $15-$20, 719/549-2404. Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Second City, the legendary satire troupe from Chicago, in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. For tickets, call 520-9090. Sat., Jan. 29.

Steven Wright, deadpan comic extraordinaire, at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $25, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.

The Kids in the Hall at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $30-$37.50, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 6, 8 p.m.

Ailey II, formerly the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, performing at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $18-$30, 303/786-7030. Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.

Ballet Ariel presenting Latin Movement, a new ballet drawing inspiration from Latin dances, at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theater, Denver. $12; 303/282-9828. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 4-5, 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

Star Watch sponsored by the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/560-STAR. Fri., Jan. 28, dusk.

Y2K Frostbite 5K and 10K beginning at the City Park Pavilion, Pueblo. Registration deadline: Jan. 22, or 30 minutes prior to race; $16-$20. Call 719/543-5151. Sat., Jan. 29, 10 a.m.

Sunday Showcases featuring a resident Colorado creature every week at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2327. Sundays, through Jan. 30.

Victor Wooten at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.

Maceo Parker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 shows on Fri.-Sat., Jan. 28-29, 9 p.m. All-ages show on Sun., Jan. 30, 9 p.m.

Sno-Core 2000 with System of a Down, Incubus, Mr. Bungle and Puya at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $22, 520-9090. Sat., Jan. 29, 7 p.m.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club at the Gothic Theater, Denver. Over-18 show. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Jan. 29, 8 p.m.

Anthrax with Fu Manchu at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Mon., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.

Walter "Wolfman" Washington at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25. Over-21 show. 303/443-3399. Tues., Feb. 1, 9 p.m.

Raekwon, of the Wu Tang Clan, at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10-$20. All ages. 303/443-3399. Wed., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.

The Judds with Jo Dee Messina at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $28.50-$65, 520-9090. Fri., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Lee "Scratch" Perry with The Mad Professor at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., Feb. 6, 9 p.m.

The Pretenders with Gay Dad at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $39, 520-9090. Tues., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Brothers Creeggan with The Kurtens at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

Dream Theater at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Radiators at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Feb. 10, 9 p.m.

Rebirth Brass Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 11, 9 p.m.

Chris Cornell, former frontman for Soundgarden, at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $26.50, 520-9090. Sat., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Freddy Jones Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., Feb. 12, 9 p.m.

Smash Mouth with Luscious Jackson at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $12-$17, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Del McCoury Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., Feb. 15, 8 p.m.

Culture at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Tues., Feb. 16, 9:30 p.m.

Anthony B at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Thurs., Feb. 17, 9 p.m.

String Cheese Incident at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Los Lobos opens on Fri., Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Alpha Blondy opens on Sat., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Saxaphonist David Sanborn at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25-$44, 520-9090. Sun., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

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

Lloyd Richards, Tony Award-winning director of A Raisin in the Sun speaking at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. Free, tickets and reservations are required. 303/893-4100. Sun., Jan. 30, noon.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture Series in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features Attorney Star Jones on Feb. 21. Newswoman and columnist Cokie Roberts on March 20. Julie Andrews on April 5 and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. $122 for series package. Call 303/893-4100 for more.

41st annual Colorado Garden and Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center, 77 14th St., Denver. Includes Milestones of the Millennium, a show by the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs. Runs Feb. 5-13. Call 303/832-6390 for more.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Fri., Jan. 28: against Houston. Mon., Jan. 31: against Philadelphia.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Tues., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.: against Vancouver. Thurs., Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

The Winter's Tale, by William Shakespeare, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through Feb. 26. Opens Jan. 27

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.

Waiting To Be Invited, by S.M. Shepard-Massat, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through Feb. 19.

Byrd's Boy, by Bruce Robinson, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Feb. 2 through March 11.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic American tale, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada. $22-$28. 303/431-3939. Feb. 3-27.

Jammy Man Band, a concert for kids and young-at-heart adults, sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Art Adventures, a mixed media art class for children ages 3 to 5, with adults welcome to join in, at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. $40 for 10-week class. Tuesdays, Feb. 1 through April 11, except March 28. Call 685-1861 to register.

Super Saturdays on the second Saturday of the month at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. $2. On Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m.: Gems for Jewelry. Learn how jewelry is made -- from mining the gems to finishing the jewelry.

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