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Art Shows and Galleries

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 Under the Sun, an exhibit of work by Kim Sayers-Newlin, through March 12.

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 Wnderkind, an exhibit of 11 young artists selected from area high schools, through April 1.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. On the Wall, A Clay Invitational, by 14 exhibiting artists, through April 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. 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 Spectrum, an exhibit by the Pottery Co-op, through March 28.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring the abstract oil paintings of Linda Tasch, through April 15. Opening reception: March 10, 5-7 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, through March 24.

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 works by Michael Cellan, through April 11.

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 Ashes: Art and the Holocaust, through March 24.

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.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the work of the 13 founding members of the newly formed Pikes Peak Pastel Society, through April 30.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 3241/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring Family Portraits, an exhibit of large-scale paintings by Salida painter Steve Flynn, through March 10.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Mnage - Ten, an exhibit of the work of 10 resident artists, through March 31.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Making Sense Stop, an exhibit of oils by Larry Scott, photography and mixed media by Ryan Spencer, and watercolors by Don Willis, through April 30.


Bulletin Board

announcements
Project Linus, a non-profit organization which provides security blankets to children facing substantial stress in their lives, seeking those interested in making a blanket, donating materials, or donating office supplies. There will be a blanket-making day at the St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 18320 Furrow Road, on Tues., March 14. Call 481-1776 for more.

Online chat with Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue about all things dog every third Monday of the month at www.coloradosprings.com. Next chat session: Mon., March 20, 7-8 p.m.

College scholarship for $1,000 offered by American Association of University Women for female residents with financial need of Colorado Springs who are attending a 4-year college or university. Deadline: March 24. Call 632-7477 for more.

arts events and classes
ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Zeta Alderman, creator of the Colorado Jazz Company, performing at the Fine Arts Center on March 18, with a review of the Colorado Springs Symphony's performance featuring cellist Lynn Harell. Sat., March 11, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., March 14, 10:30 p.m.

In the Celtic Tradition -- A Concert of Music and Story in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A lyrical evening of ballads, brogue, and blarney designed for adults and families with children over 7. $4-$8, at the door. Fri., March 10, 7 p.m.

Family Day, based on the theme of narratives and illustrations in which families can create illustrated stories to bring home, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

Music History (and a whole lot more) offered by the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative taught by David Sckolnik. Meeting on Mondays, beginning March 27. Call 633-9373 for more.

Basic Calligraphy Workshop at Sky Studio in Old Colorado City. $40.00, includes all supplies. Call 685-3094. Sun., March 26, noon to 4:00 p.m.

arts notices
Entropy, a new performance ensemble with a penchant for improvisation, holding auditions. Artists schooled in post-modern and avant garde art forms encouraged to apply. Call 634-5429 for more.

Call for entries for Seeding Limited, a garden art show at the Business of Art Center, 531 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Entry fee: $7 per piece; maximum of three pieces. Opens April 15.

Call for entries for Illumination, the theme for the Commonwheel Artists' Spring Thaw Show. Community artists may interpret the theme and participate in this non-juried, open show. All media eligible. $3 entry fee for Commonwheel members, $5 for non-members, 685-1008. Limit 3 pieces. Deliver works to the Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Deadline: March 28.

Call for entries for Body Packaging: The Third Millennium, a live-art ramp show with the theme of the journey of th human body into the next millenium, stimulated by science, technology and aesthetics and pure vanity. Not your typical fashion show. Deadline: April 1. Call 481-8205 or 495-9631 for more.

Call for entries for Pressure, the third biennial Contemporary Print Exhibition featuring works from Colorado and the seven contiguous states. $20 entry fee, $15 for Business of Art Center members, 685-1861. Send slides, entry form and fee to Pressure, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Deadline: April 7.

Mainstage Productions seeking two men and one woman for The Diary of Anne Frank; seeking adult pirates and gypsies for Peter Pan. Call 328-0206 for more.

clubs & organizations
Daughters of the American Revolution holding its monthly meeting at the County Line Smokehouse, 3350 N. Chestnut. Features "My Favorite Ancestor" by Jane Newman. Call 599-0717 for more. Sat., March 11, noon.

Network Exchange For Women presenting "Thinking for Success and Networking Tips" at the Hungry Farmer, at Garden of the Gods Road and I-25. $8-$14.50; call 522-9106 for reservations before March 13. Tues., March 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Inventors and Entrepreneurs Congress meeting at Pikes Peak Community College's Centennial Campus, in Room 211 of the Student Life Building. Call 303/697-4720. $7. Thurs., March 16, 6:30 p.m.

health & healing
Free health classes offered at Metro Health Services, 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 101, at 6:45 p.m "Automobile Accidents and Associated Syndromes" on Thurs., March 9. "Strenghening the Immune System with Foods ... Naturally" on Wed., March 15. "Essentials for Nutrition" on Thurs., March 16. "Cyber Injuries ... Real Pain" on Mon., March 20. Call 594-0071 for reservations.

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.

12-Step Breast Cancer Support Group meeting at the Penrose Cancer Center on the first floor in room A or B every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Free and open to all breast cancer survivors. For information, please contact 686-9630.

Politics & civic activism
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a prison reform organization, meeting at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 235 E. Fountain Blvd., on Fri., March 10, 7 p.m. For more on Colo-CURE, call 685-1648.

Town Meeting titled "Where Art the Boundaries? The Board of County Commissioners, the Courts and the Department of Human Services" sponsored by Citizens Project, the Committee for Responsible County Government, El Paso County Medical Society, Jewish Voices for Justice, Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, and Planned Parenthood of the Rockies. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 385-6972. Sat., March 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Candidate Forum for the contested County Commissioner seats sponsored by the Committee for Responsible County Government at the Hillside Community Center, at Institute and Fountain Blvd. Thurs., March 16, 4:30-6 p.m.

senior programs & activitiesColorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., presenting "Learning Unlimited," a program offering a university classroom experience to the Senior Center. On Wednesdays, through May 10, the course "Millennial Thinking"; $1 donation per week. Call 385-5933 to register. Also offering income tax assistance on Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.

volunteer opportunities
Children of El Paso County need you. Help break the cycle of abuse by providing child care for infants and preschoolers while mothers attend a support group for substance abuse. Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Call Karen at the Health Department for more information: 578-3278.

Therapeutic Recreation Program, part of the city's Neighborhood Services Group, seeks to provide opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to aquire skills to help them participate in leisure activities of their choice. If you're interesting in volunteering for this program, call 385-6964.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site seeking volunteers for living history, tours, etc. One-hour orientations on Wed., March 15, noon to 1 p.m., or Sat., March 18, 9-10 a.m. Call 578-6777 to register.


Film & Video

Colorado Springs Film Society meeting at the Kimball's Twin Peak Theater for a viewing and discussion of Topsy-Turvy. We'll attend the 8:10 p.m. showing and discuss it in the lobby afterwards. Sun., March 12

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $6. Vancouver, Isle of Wonder, with filmmaker and narrator Tom Sterling. Sun.-Mon., March 12-13, 2 p.m.

Rhapsody in Blue, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Dark Passage, as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Love and Death on Long Island starring John Hurt and Jason Priestly at Movie Night at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Sponsored by FUSION! Sat., March 25, 6:30 p.m.


Lectures & learning

Bouldering in the Pikes Peak Region, a slide show by Stewart and Ian Green at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., March 9, 8 p.m.

Beneficial Bees with the Pikes Peak Beekeeping Association at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 11, 1-2 p.m.

Early Childhood Workshop for those who work with preschool children through second-graders. Learn how to incorporate the natural enviroment into the classroom. Call 686-0423. Sat., March 11, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Railroad Stories from the Fountain Valley by local railroad conductor and author Mel McMidland at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., March 11, 10-11 a.m.

Manitou Springs History Speakers Series presenting "Architecture of Early Manitou Springs" at the Manitou Springs Elementary School auditorium, 701 Dulco. Call 685-5089 for more. Sun., March 12, 3 p.m.

Assisting the elderly, a free panel presentation on the "who, what and hows" of helping the elderly get the care they need. For today's adults, who will probably spend more time caring for their aging parents, than raising their own children. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 385-6972. Wed., March 15, 5-7:30 p.m.

High Seas and African Adventure, a slide show by sailor Susan Beharriell at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., March 16, 8 p.m.

SAT Strategy Session in the Colorado Springs area sponsored by the Princeton Review on Wed., March 15, 7-8 p.m.; free, call 303/939-9100 to register. Also a SAT practice exam on Sat., March 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; call 800/2REVIEW to register.

Coffee Lovers Seminar sponsored by Starbucks, 134 N. Tejon St., 447-0680. Sat., March 18, 1 p.m.

Colorado Wildlife, exploring the incredible diversity of area wildlife, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 18, 1-2 p.m.


Literary Events

Marne Davis Kellogg, author of Birthday Party, a "clever, fast-paced" mystery at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., March 9, 5:30 p.m.

Spirituality and Life Book Club led by spiritual director Ed Erbe at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Discussing Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1. Open to people of all faiths. Tues., March 21, 7 p.m.

Gale Male Fiction Book Club discussing Billy Budd by Herman Melville on Wed., March 22, 7 p.m. Call Paul at 634-3731 for more.

Jim Harrison, poet, film writer and novelist, speaking in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. A book signing will follow. Free. Mon., March 27, 7:30 p.m.

The Fiction Book Group discussing The Hours by Michael Cunniham at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Mon., March 27, 7 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie Group discussing A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving, which was made into Simon Birch, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Tues., March 28, 7 p.m.

The Women's Spirit Book Group meeting at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Call for this month's selection. Wed., March 29, 6 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group discussing Booker Prize winner Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Wed., March 29, 7 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country
Gary Knighting performing cowboy-folk music at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $1-$2, 590-8395. Sat., March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Charlie King and Karen Brandow performing a benefit concert for the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. Freewill offering; call 632-6189 for more. Sun., March 12, 2 p.m.

The Colorado Guitar Duo featuring Jim Bosse and Woody Colahan at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Sat., March 18, 7 p.m.

The American Music Series at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring John McEuen & Jim Ibbotson on Mon., March 20, 7 p.m.; Sons of the San Joaquin on Fri., April 21, 7 p.m.; Waddie Mitchell & Bryan Bowers on Mon., May 8, 7 p.m. $18 each, 444-0884.

classical
Quintessential Cello featuring cellist and conductor Lynn Harrell as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Classical Masterworks series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 8 p.m. Sun., March 12, 2:30 p.m.

Bates Ensemble, a 45-piece community band, performing works by Britten, Ravel, Byrd, and others at Widefield High School auditorium. Free; call 391-3143. Fri., March 10, 7:30 p.m.

The Denver Brass, one of only three professional large symphonic brass ensembles in the world, performing as part of the Sacred Concert Series at the First United Methodist Church at the church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. Sun., March 12, 3 p.m.

SOLD OUT Itzhak Perlman in recital at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 633-4611. Mon., March 13, 8 p.m.

St. Patty's Day Ceili (Party) as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops series at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 17-18, 8 p.m.

The Clan of the Celtic Chords II as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Family Classics at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Sun., March 19, 2:30 p.m.

Flutist Alexa Still performing the Jerome Moross Concerto for Flute and Strings, which has been arranged especially for her, at the Coronado High School Theater. Master classes will be offered as well. Call 576-2654. Tues., March 21, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing
Keith Oxman CD Release Concert at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets available at KCME, Meeker Music, and Graner School Music; call 578-5263. $5-$10. Fri., March 10, 6:30 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. Features pianist Tom O'Boyle. $4-$6. Sun., March 12, 2-5 p.m.

rock, pop & blues
Galactic, the New Orleans-based jazz-funk group with North Mississippi Allstars at Colorado College's El Pomar Gym. $15 at the Worner desk. Thurs., March 9, 7 p.m.

Swampadelics at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., March 10, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Sinister Creed with Primortal and Dirtnap at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $3-$5, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., March 10, 8 p.m.

Rockin' Jake, voted best blues harmonica by the 1995 New Orleans Music Industry Awards, at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Sat., March 11, 9 p.m.

Earmites, The Horrors, Vida Blue and Tim McVeigh's Army performing at a drug- and alcohol-free concert at 430 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $3. Call 632-8285 for more. Wed., March 15, 7 p.m.

Bugs Henderson and the Shuffle Kings at Tres Hombres, Woodland Park, 687-0625. $10. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

Looks Like Me with Spread13 with Martyrs and Poets at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA. www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. All ages. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

Home Grown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., March 19, 8 p.m.

Filth Industry with Hazy Swirl and 9 Foot Leprechaun at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA. Fri., March 24, 9 p.m.

Pomeroy with Yo, Flaco at the Ritz Grille, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Fri.-Sat., March 24-25, 9 p.m.

Slow Rush at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Presented by KILO. $4.94. Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

John Mayall and The Blues Breakers with Rikki Dee Hall and The VooDoo Hawks at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $13-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., March 28, 8 p.m.

Nashville Pussy and The Donnas with The Smugglers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8-$10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., April 1, 8 p.m.

The Reverand Horton Heat at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12-$14, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Date changed to: Mon., April 3, 8 p.m.

Dirty Rotten Imbiciles at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Thurs., April 6, 7 p.m.

Dio at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $20, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., April 7, 8 p.m.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, lead vocalist for the Refreshments with the lead guitarist from the Gin Blossoms, in an encore performance at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road, 597-2900. $6. Sat., April 8, 8 p.m.

PsychoKitten at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $ TBA, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., April 8, 8 p.m.

Staind with Filth Industry at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Postponed to: May 23.


Performances

Comedy
Gallagher at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $22-$28, 520-SHOW. Fri., April 7, 8 p.m.

Dance
Ballet Theatre Southwest's debut performance as part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $7-$15. Recommended for all ages. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 7:30 p.m.

Signature 2000, the spring student dance concert, presented by the Colorado College drama and dance department in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater. $5, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 8 p.m. Sun., March 12, 3 p.m.

The Colorado Jazz Dance Company at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $13-$15, 634-5583. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m.

Celebrating 10 Years Together, a dance concert by Attitudes/Rocky Mountain Dance Ensemble, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St Featuring Scheherazade and Les Sylphedes. $7-$10, recommended for all ages. 473-1770. Fri., March 24, 7 p.m.

Universal Ballet in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Thurs., April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous
Odds Bodkin, who uses music and more than 100 character voices when storytelling, performing in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. $10; tickets available at the Worner Center Desk. Thurs., March 9, 7:30 p.m.

OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe, an opera about a Colorado legend, by the Opera Theater of the Rockies in Colorado College's Armstrong Hall, 25 E. Cache la Poudre. $20-$30; for tickets, call 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., March 24-25, 7:30 p.m. Sun., March 26, 3 p.m.

Theater
KCME Radio Theatre presenting Out of the Frying Pan, the winning script in the KCME Radio Playwriting Contest, by David Rasmussen, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., March 9, 8 p.m.

An Evening of One Acts produced, coordinated and performed by middle school students at the Colorado Springs School's Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Call 475-9747 for information. Fri., March 10, 7-9 p.m.

Annie in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$35, 333-4497. Fri., March 10, 8 p.m. Sat., March 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Woman in Black, a ghost story presented by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater. $10-$12; call 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., March 24 through April 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., April 2, 2 p.m.

Murder Most Fowl by the new Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $33-$35, 685-3300. Fri.-Sat., through April 8, 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner, 8 p.m. show.

Rent at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30.50-$53, 520-SHOW. Tues.-Sun., April 11-16.


Recreation

Adult recreation
Bear Creek Bird Walk at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Offers the basics of bird identification, followed by leisurely walk. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 11, 8-9:30 a.m.

Adult Volleyball and Softball Leagues taking registrations through March 10. Leagues play at various facilities around the city. For more, call 385-5981.

Hike with the Hounds at Black Forest, a hike with your pooch along the trails of the Black Forest Regional Park. Leashes and reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 18, 9:30-11 a.m.

youth recreation
Pikes Peak Amateur Hockey Association offering a seven-week spring instructional league designed to develop players' fundamental skating, stick handling and shooting skills. For children up to 8 years old. Call 599-8748 to register before March 29.

Spring Break Learn to Swim classes offered by Parks and Recreation at the Aquatics and Fitness Center. Thirteen levels offered. Classes consist of five 30-minute lessons, offered during morning and evening sessions. $12.50. Call 385-5984.

Lifeguard Training and Water Saftey Instructor Course offered by Parks and Recreation at the Rampart Recreation Center. Lifeguard training for swimmers 15 years and older includes certification in first aid and CPR. WSI course for swimmers 17 years and older. Call 598-0505.

Sticks-n-Pucks, drop-in hocky sessions, at the Sertich Ice Center on Friday evenings. Call 385-6050 for more.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Gold Kings at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Fri.-Sat., March 11-12, 7:05 p.m.: against Phoenix. Fri.-Sat., March 17-18, 7:05 p.m.: against Fresno.

US Taekwondo Olympic Qualifying Championships at the Olympic Training Center. On Sat., March 11: Olympic Fly Competition for Men (under 127.6 lbs.), Olympic Fly Competition for Women (under 107.8 lbs.), and Olympic Welter Competition for Women (125.5-147.4 lbs.) starting at 9 a.m. On Sun., March 12: Olympic Feather Competition (127.7-149.6 lbs.) starting at 9 a.m. Call 578-4632 for more. March 10-12.


Special Events

African-American History and Culture at the Millennium, a lecture and public dialogue series in honor of Black History Month at CU the Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3832 and PPLD meeting rooms. Speakers include Professor Yvonne Chireau of Swarthmore in Columbine Hall at UCCS on March 9. Free.

42nd annual Home and Garden Show presented by the Housing and Building Association at the Old Airport Terminal, 5750 E. Fountain Blvd. $5; free to children under 12 and adults over 65. Features music by Gypsy Groove and Phoenix on Sat., March 11, noon to 5 p.m. Show: Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., March 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Parade on Colorado Avenue, from 24th Street east to 11th Street. on Sat., March 11, noon to 2 p.m. There will be a 5K run and Kids' Fun Run; register at Runner's Roost. Call 635-8803 for more.

Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic with Dr. Gregory Cooper, DMV, benefiting the Cascade, CO volunteer Fire Department. $6 Rabies shots, other required shots available for a low cost. Call Mike Barera at 684-2636 or Dr. Cooper at 687-6000. Cascade Community Building. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat. March 11.

Annual Spring Carnivale to benefit the Pine Valley Elementary School, offering food, fun, games and prizes. Sat., March 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Future of Religion Lecture Series sponsored by Springs 2000 Religion Sector Committee and the Pikes Peak Library District. Next lecture by Ruth Beardsley of PPCC speaking on "The Uncertain Phoenix" at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., on Tues., March 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls Night, a benefit for Care and Share, at the North Middle School, 612 E. Yampa St. Students and staff have made ceramic bowls that will be sold for $10. With the purchase, you also receive soup, bread, a drink and a cookie. Tues., March 14, 5:30 p.m.

Third annual Hospitality Expo with the theme "Support Colorado, Buy Colorado," sponsored by the local chapters of the Restaurant and Lodging Associations as well as the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Wynham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. Trade show: 1-5 p.m.; free entry. Reception and dinner at 5 p.m.: $25. Wed., March 15.

Singles St. Patrick's Day Dance at the Holiday Inn, at Garden of the Gods and I-25. Dress in your best green attire. $10. Bring a friend, $16. Call 226-0018. Thurs., March 16, 7-11 p.m.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Southern Colorado Branch of the Arthritis Foundation, sponsored by the Monte Rosa Rebekah Lodge No. 4 and Pikes Peak Odd Fellows Lodge No. 38 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 575 S. Union Blvd. Donation: $2.50-$5.00, call 520-5711. Fri., March 17, 6-8 p.m.

Robert L. Gravitt March Against Violence sponsored by Falcon High School at the Fox Run Regional Park. $5 registration fee. Call 495-2261 for more. Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All-Colorado Dinner using all-Colorado produce at Walter's Bistro, 1606 S. 8th St., 630-0201, with speaker Don Ament, Colorado's Commissioner of Agriculture. The evening seeks to encourage local chefs to use local produce, and proceeds benefit the local Chefs Collaborative 2000. $100. Mon., March 20.


Youth and Family Events

In the Celtic Tradition -- A Concert of Music and Story in the Music Room of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A lyrical evening of ballads, brogue, and blarney designed for adults and families with children over 7. $4-$8, at the door. Fri., March 10, 7 p.m.

Ballet Theatre Southwest's debut performance as part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $7-$15. Recommended for all ages. Fri.-Sat., March 10-11, 7:30 p.m.

God Has Eyes in the Back of His Head read and signed by author Emmett Cooper at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Sat., March 11, 11 a.m.

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 March 11, 1-4 p.m.: "I Never Knew Rocks Were In My ..." , on how minerals contribute to our health.

In the Company of Wolves, part of the Pikes Peak Library District's Second Sundays program, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent. Visit with and learn about wolves from the Wolf Rescue Center. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1201. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Sun., March 12, 1-3 p.m.

Temple Shalom's annual Purim Carnivale, a family event offering game booths, prizes, food, a silent auction, and more. Open to the entire community. Call Temple Shalom at 634-5311 for more. Sun., March 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Clan of the Celtic Chords II as part of the Colorado Springs Symphony Family Classics at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Sun., March 19, 2:30 p.m.

The Little Mermaid presented by Disney on Ice at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $13.75-$30, 576-2626. March 22-26

Nature's Colors, a program for children accompanied by an adult, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Wed., March 22, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Dogs on the Go! (DOG) program, designed to teach people to be responsible dog owners through interactive learning, presented by Colorado Springs All-Breed Rescue, 260-0668. Kids can meet CSABR dogs and learn about dog health, dog breeds, commitment to a pet and dog bite prevention every third Saturday of the month at the Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. Next kids event: Sat., March 18, 1-2 p.m.

Eddie Coker, a performer who's been featured at Disney's Radio Network at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Sat., March 25, 11 a.m.

Staying Found, the El Paso County Search and Rescue popular "Hug-a-tree" program, for children on what they should do if they get lost, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., March 25, 10-10:30 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Theater Company holding auditions for 4- to 14-year-olds for Peter Pan and The Velveteen Rabbit on Sat., March 11 and 18. Call 685-1192 for an appointment.

Spring Break Workshops, including Spaced Out!, a program for 4- to 6-year-olds interested in the art and science of outer space with local artist Kim Sayers-Newlin; and Mars 2030, a workshop for 7- to 10-year-olds focuses on what it might be like to live on Mars. $15-$18 per day or $75-$100 per week; register at 574-0077. The Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. March 27-31.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts
Pete Wernick's Live Five at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21. $7, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 10, 9 p.m.

The John Cowan Band at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Wed., March 15, 9 p.m.

Acoustic Concert and Jam sponsored by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Call 687-9483 for more. Fri., March 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Mandolin Project with Keller Williams at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21. $8.50, 303/786-7030. Fri., March 17, 9 p.m.

SOLD OUT Juan de Marco Gonzales and The Afro-Cuban Allstars at Boulder Theater, Boulder. Over-21 show. $28, 303/786-7030. Sun., March 26, 7:30 p.m.

dance
30th Anniversary Homecoming Concert by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance in the Buell Theater, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20-$35; 800/641-1222. Fri.-Sun., March 10-12.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20-$52, 800/641-1222. March 31 through April 2.

Carmina Burana by the Colorado Ballet in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $18-$95. 303/830-TIXS or 520-9090. Sat., April 29, 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m. Wed.-Sat., May 3-6, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 7, 2 p.m.

rock, pop & blues
Cubanismo at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., March 10, 9 p.m.

Galactic with North Mississippi Allstars. At the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $25, 520-9090, Fri., March 10, 7 p.m. At the Fox Theater, Boulder, $21, 303/443-3399, over-21 show, on Sat., March 11, 9 p.m.

Third Eye Blind at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $27.50, 520-9090. Tues., March 14, 8 p.m.

Fiona Apple at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $23.50, 520-9090. Thurs., March 16, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show on Wed., March 15, 9 p.m. Over-21 show on Thurs.-Fri., March 16-17, 9 p.m.

Jackie Martling at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m.

Spearhead at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., March 20, 9 p.m.

Delbert McClinton at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $26.50-$29, 520-9090. Fri., March 24.

Jars of Clay with David Wilcox and Burlap to Cashmere at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Sat., March 25, 8 p.m.

Kiss with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$68, 590-9090. 7 p.m., Tues., March 28.

311 making one stop in Colorado at the Dobson Arena, Vail. $ TBA, 520-9090. Wed., March 29, 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Thurs., March 30, 7:30 p.m.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., April 1, 9 p.m.

D'Angelo with Mos Def at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $44-$79, 520-9090. Mon., April 3, 8 p.m.

Method Man/Redman with Outsidaz and Don Blas at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $42, 520-9090. Tues., April 4, 10:30 p.m.

Jimmy Cliff at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $31, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., April 7, 9 p.m.

Lucky Dube at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., April 10, 8 p.m.

John Scofield Funk Project at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.25, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., April 12, 8 p.m.

Tracy Chapman at Magness Arena, Denver. $25-$35, 520-9090. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.

Trrisha Yearwood with Alecia Elliott at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $34-$44, 520-9090. Thurs., April 27, 8 p.m.

Tina Turner and Lionel Richie at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.25-$79.25, 520-9090. Wed., May 17, 7:30 p.m.

Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python at the Paramount Theatre, Denver, $44-$62, 520-9090. Thurs.-Fri., June 1-2, 8 p.m.

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $47.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

special events
Regional Conference on Restorative Justice, bringing professionals from the criminal justice system together with community leaders in a series of events, lectures and workshops in downtown Pueblo. Anita Stuckey at 448-7776. March 10-11.

Charity Wine Tasting to benefit Prospect Home Care Hospice sponsored by Gold Hill Liquors at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Call 687-9149 for ticket information. Fri., March 10, 6-8 p.m.

Youth Arts Celebration in honor of the 2000 Student Art Exhibit at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Sat., March 11, 1-3 p.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band straight from New Orleans in the Auditorium Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $10-$28; 800/641-1222. Sat., March 11, 8 p.m.

22nd annual Banquet and Silent Auction by the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce with the theme "Night at the Oscars" at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Academy Club. $37.50-$45; call 481-3282 for tickets. Sat., March 11, 5 p.m.

Daffodil Ball with the theme "Escape to Finian's Rainbow" to benefit the American Cancer Society in the Colorado Ballroom at the Occhiato Center, Pueblo. Features dinner and a silent auction. $75, 719/543-2824. Fri., March 17, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Jeri Ryan, internationally known Animal Communicator and founder of the Assisi International Animal Institute, speaking at the Gaia Institute, Pueblo. Free, advance registration advised. Thurs., March 23, 6-10 p.m. Offering a two-day workshop, March 24-26. Call Cari Hutchinson, 719/485-3504.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture Series in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features 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.

Sports
Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Sun., March 12, 6 p.m.: against Philadelphia. Tues., March 14, 6 p.m.: against Anaheim. Thurs., March 16, 7 p.m.: against Nashville.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Mon., March 13: L.A. Lakers. Fri., March 17, L.A. Clippers. Thurs., March 23: Washington.

theater Annie as part of the Broadway Theatre League's 40th season, in Pueblo's Memorial Hall, Union Avenue at Elizabeth Street. $12-$35; call 719/542-1211 for more. Thurs., March 9, 8 p.m.

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. Through March 11.

Quixote, an original production by Buntport Theater, at the Denver Civic Theatre. $6-$10, 303/595-3800. Sat.-Sun., through March 11.

Late Night Catechism starring Maripat Donovan in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $15, 719/542-1211. Sun., March 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Unexpected Guest 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 March 12.

Buddy ...The Buddy Holly Story in the Buell Theater, Denver. $15-$55, 800/841-1222. March 14-26.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? 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., March 14 through May 21.

From Okra to Greens, "a different kind of love story," written by Ntozake Shange and presented by the Shadow Theatre Company, Denver. $15, 303/837-9355. Opening April 13.

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.

Youth events
Michel Lauziere: Master of the Impossible as part of the Children's Playhouse Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., March 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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