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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring recent works in watermedia and collage by Shirley E. Kircher, through April 30. Opening reception: Sun., April 2, 1-4 p.m.

Bedford Gallery, Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road. Featuring the black and white photographs of the Southwest by Chris Pulos, through April 24. Opening reception: Fri., April 7, 6-8 p.m. Call 390-7035 for directions.

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Featuring oil paintings and colorful collages by Carol Ettenger, through May 27.

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 In My Mother's Garden ..., an exhibit of the work of Ivy Carter, Janie McGee, Harriet Chinn and DeAfro T. Opening reception: Fri., April 7, 5-8 p.m. Closing reception: Sun., April 23, 1-3 p.m.; call for more.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Seeding Limited: A Garden Art Show, opening Sat., April 15, 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. On the Wall, A Clay Invitational, by 14 exhibiting artists, through April 16.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7777 Drennan Road. Featuring exhibit by students as part of the Kennedy Center and Imagination Celebration and Crayola Dream-Makers program.

Colorado Springs Art Guild featuring three exhibits. At the First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., jurored by Gwen Fox. At Stifel, Nicolaus & Co, 11 S. Tejon St., Suite 705: works by George Hart, Kathy Jackson, Sandra King, and more. At US Bancorp Piper Jaffrey, 25 N. Cascade Ave.: works by Kim Costella, Frieda Davis, Ernie Furgeson, and more.

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. Colorado 2000: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, through April 23. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, through June 18. Collector's Choice: Annual Art Auction Exhibition, an exhibition and silent auction of regional contemporary work, through April 16.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Illumination, its annual Spring Thaw Open Show, an exhibit by the Pottery Co-op, through April 25

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000. Featuring the abstract oil paintings of Linda Tasch, through April 15.

Dooley Arts, 2627 W. Colorado Ave., 630-3677. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring landscape paintings by Tom J. Dooley and Jenny Smith Dooley.

Fiber Goddess Gallery & Weaving Studios, 118 1/2 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Featuring the art of Brenda Cameron, Judy L. Ditmore. Eileen Tomaro, Pat Heinicke, Laura Reiley, Micheline Brierre and Tara Matthews.

Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the "transcendent" paintings of Roberto Ruschena, through April 18.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Student Exhibition 2000, opening April 14.

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 Professor Griffiths Takes Another Break, the watercolors of Carolyn Intemann and Christopher Griffiths, through May 31. Opening reception: Thurs., April 13, 5-7:30 p.m.

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. Free admission on Sat., April 22 and 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and when attending an event.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. 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 its Annual Student Art Show, through May 3. Opening reception: Fri., April 14, 5-8 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Richard's Feast, an exhibit of dinnerware designed to serve particular types of food, through April 15. Featuring the Air Academy Federal Credit Union District #38 Art Scholarship Contest April 17-27; reception: Mon., April 17, 7-9 p.m.

Velez Ltd., 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring art from over 80 tribes of the Americas as well as new Hopi art and more.

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

Discussion about the Basic Tenets of Pagan and Neo-Pagan faiths Earth Spirit Pagans at the Celebration Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. All interested people are welcome. For information or directions call 1-800-731-2650. Thurs., April 6, 7-9 p.m.

Rape Awareness and Prevention Demonstration at the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to draw attention to the fact that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 17 men in Colorado have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Bring a sack lunch. Call 633-1462 for more. Mon., April 10, 11:30 a.m.

Plant a Row for the Hungry program kicking off on April 17. For more information and pledge cards, contact Good Earth Garden Center, 473-3399; Los Robles Nursery, 636-3258; or Care and Share, 528-6767.

Free Yard Waste Collection at Rocky Top Resources, 2150 Reliable Circle. Organic yard waste no larger that 8 feet long or 8 inches wide only; no household trash, railroad ties, lumber or tree stumps. Sponsored by El Paso County Waste Management. 575-8450. Every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free income tax preparation for teens at the Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa. 444-5211. Every Monday from 2-5 p.m.

arts events and classes

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Donna McElroy, curator of Education at the Fine Arts Center, and the spring 2000 edition of ArtsPeak News. Sat., April 8, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., April 11, 10:30 p.m.

The Garrett Gallery featuring the work of Colorado Springs' stagehands in honor of "starving artists" who have worked as stagehands to pay the rent. On exhibit during the production of Rent, April 11-16, at the Pikes Peak Center.

Senior thesis art exhibition featuring scultpures in stone, steel and wood by Greg Singer in Cossitt Hall at Colorado College. Reception to be held Thurs., April 13, 7 p.m.

One Night, Three Dances, an evening of swing, salsa and tango for all dancers and non-dancers who'd like to strut their stuff. Dress in whatever your dance style/period/image means to you. Fedoras, feather boas, sequins, little black dresses and "creative black ties" encouraged. At 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Cash bar and light refreshments. $9 at the door. Fri., April 14, 8-11:30 p.m.

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 15, 8 p.m.

The Ute Legacy: Forces of Change by historian Dr. Richard Ellis as a preview to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Ute Indian exhibition in the Music Room of the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. Mon., April 17, 10 a.m.

Black and Women, a gathering of black women to share issues, joys and pains through readings and poetry, at the Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. On the closing day of the exhibit In My Mother's Garden..., Sun., April 23, 1-3 p.m. Call 630-1514 for more.

Physical Comedy workshops, a series of four classes on the creation of comic sketches, offered by Jim Jackson at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Acting, comedy and performance experience helpful. Mondays, through April 24, 7-9 p.m.

2000 Women's Art Festival, a two-day series of events devoted to exploring women's issues through the creative arts. Fri., April 28: a night of performances by Colorado College women at 7:30 p.m. in Packard Hall. Sat., April 29: silent art auction in the Worner Center, noon to 5 p.m. Free. 389-6607.

Fiber Arts Festival and Sale presented by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild at the Ramada Inn, Fillmore and I-25. Sat., April 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., April 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

arts notices

The Colorado Actors' Theater holding auditions for 2000-2001 season at the Smokebrush Center on April 29-30. Plays include The Glass Menagerie, Harvey, Bus Stop, American Buffalo. Call Ziggy at 444-0884 for an appointment or more information.

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.

Call for entries for Body of Evidence, a 2- and 3-D show honoring the human form at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Juried by David Turner, director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Exhibit: June 2 through July 17. Slides due: April 14. Call 481-0475 for more.

Call for entries by the Pikes Peak Jazz Festival poster contest. Designs must be 11" x 17", black and white only; must include an image of a saxophone and the PPJF logo. For more information, call 686-1340. Deadline: May 1.

Call for entries for Holding My Heart, a "survivors' show" co-sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and the El Paso County Mental Health Interdisciplinary Committee to be held in July. If you are a survivor of trauma or mental, sexual, or physical abuse, please submit your work by May 15. Call 495-6852 or 481-2098 for more.

Open studio figure study in any medium at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th Street. $5/session. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-1899.

clubs & organizations

Historic Preservation Alliance presenting "Preservation in Pikes Peak Region: The Good and the Bad" at the Boy Scouts of America Council Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah St. Call 471-3454 for more. Thurs., April 6, 7-9 p.m.

American Society for Quality, a non-profit dedicated to the "advancement of individual and organizational performance" holding their meetings on the second Wednesday of every month. Call 266-9696. Next meeting: April 12.

Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition meeting holding a meeting on the second Thursday of every month at the VFW Post 4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Call 630-7070 for more information. Next meeting: Thurs., April 13, 7 p.m.

Network Exchange For Women offering a buffet luncheon and presentation on "networking effectively" at the Hungry Farmer, at Garden of the Gods Road and I-25. $8.50-$14.50; call 522-9106 for reservations before April 17. Tues., April 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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health & healing

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: April 7.

The Arthritis Foundation holding a six-week educational course on exercise, diet, stress management, disease process, pain management and relaxation techniques at HealthSouth, 325 Parkside Drive. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 520-5711 to register. Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., beginning April 11.

Family Caregiver Support Group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon St. Call 266-8773 for more information. Next meeting: April 11.

HealthLink Wellness Classes at 5360 N. Academy. On Sat., April 1, 10 a.m. to4 p.m.: "Coming of Age" for mothers and daughters, $50. "Aromatherapy" on Tues., April 11, 7-8 :30 p.m., $10. "In Search of the Stork" with a fertility expert on Tues., April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. "Meditation and Journaling" on Tues., April 25, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. "Massage for Couples" on Thurs.-Fri., April 27-28, 6-9 p.m., $30.

Free health classes offered at Metro Health Services, 4740 Flintridge Drive, Suite 101, at 6:45 p.m. "Stop the PMS/menopause Hell" on Wed., April 12. "Chiropractic Basic Training" on Thurs., April 13. "Cyber Injuries, Real Pain" on Mon., April 17. Call 594-0071 for reservations.

Growing 101: Herbs that Heal, discussed by author and medical herbalist Tammi Hartung, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sun., April 30, 7 p.m.

Kids Camp, a weekend for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one, sponsored by Prospect Home Care Hospice. Pre-registration required, 687-0549. Sat.-Sun., May 10-11.

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senior programs & activities

Golden Circle Nutrition Program offers a hot lunch daily to seniors 60 and older at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manitou Springs. $2. Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

volunteer opportunities

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeking volunteer membership representatives April 10 through May 13 on volunteer's availability basis. Will primarily involve phone contact with current and prospective Zoo members in the Colorado Springs community. For more info, please call Gideon Fetterolf, 633-9925, Ext. 130.

Millennium Tree Planting with the Colorado Mountain Reclamation Foundation. 2,000 trees need to be planted in Queens Canyon and the Pikeview Quarry. Bring shovel and gloves; refreshments will be served. Call 442-6949. Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 8 through May 20.

Greensprings on the Greenway seeking over 500 volunteers to help plant along the Greenway in Monument Valley Park on Sat., May 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Call Parks and Rec at 385-5947 for more.

Colorado Springs Veterans Affairs Clinic, 25 N. Spruce, seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities. Call 800/806-4718 Ext. 3180.

Volunteer treasurer sought by the Board of Directors for Globe Charter School. Bob Randall, 636-8026.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking volunteers for its Library KNOWcard program, in which it partners with schools to provide every student with a library card. The library needs help entering registration information in the computer and activating the new KNOWcards. If you have basic knowledge of a computer keyboard and can volunteer for 2 to 3 hours per week through May 26, call 531-6333, Ext. 1251 for more information.


Film & Video

Ladybird, Ladybird, the story of an English woman stuggling through the British child welfare system, at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. 635-3549. Potluck munchies at 6:30 p.m. followed by the film and discussion. Fri., April 7, 6:30 p.m.

All About My Mother, awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, to be discussed after the film by the Colorado Springs Film Society at Kimball's Twin Peak Theater. Because film times are not yet posted as of this writing, attend the film shown closest to 7 p.m. on Mon., April 10.

Saboteur as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., April 11, 7:30 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $6. Istanbul, with filmmaker and narrator Tom Sterling. Sun.-Mon., April 16-17, 2 p.m.

Manchurian Candidate as part of the Classic Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $2.75. Tues., April 18, 7:30 p.m.

French Filmmaking Competition Film Fest at Palmer High School Auditorium, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Competition by French high-school students in the Pikes Peak region to make French-language films. Recommended for teens. Fri., May 5, 7 p.m.


Lectures & learning

Tropiclia, a multimedia lecture on the music, culture and politics of Brazil in the 1960s by Professor Christopher Dunn in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, in Palmer Hall, 389-6607. Free. Fri., April 7, 3 p.m.

Designing with Perennials at Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Free. Call 574-8058 to register. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.

The At-A-Glance Millennium Tour, a 48-foot custom trailer featuring a museum-quality retrospective look at the past millennium, at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. 634-6666. Sat.-Sun., April 8-9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting Your Gardens Ready for Spring at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, 578-7088. Sat., April 8, 10-11:30 a.m.

Basics of Zeriscape at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 2855 Mesa Road. $5 advance registration required. Call 448-4555. Sat., April 8, 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. Also Sat., April 22, 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m.

Samson and Delilah, discussed in Rabbie Glusman's adult education class, Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument. Sun., April 9, 6 p.m.

Basic Birding By Ear, a three-session course for adults offered by the Aiken Audubon Society. $15 donation to the AAS, 740 W. Caramillo, 80907 will confirm your reservation and help pay for materials. Call 632-4348 for more. Tuesdays, April 11-25, 7-9 p.m.

Land Whisperer: Ecological Goats, a free program by the Horticultural Arts Society on these natural weed control tools at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society presenting "Don't Throw it Away!" on preserving documents, at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.

ServeSafe food safety training available to food handlers in the food service industry at the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $49, includes National Restaurant Association certification exam. Call 578-3136. Wed. April 12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Patagonia: Climbing Through the Tempest by Jim Donini, one of America's greatest alpine climbers, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free, but a raffle will be held to benefit the Access Fund. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m.

Rescuing Heirloom Garden Plants, by the Broadmoor Garden Club, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Fri., April 14, 10 a.m.

Fly Fishing Basics at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Fri., April 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Busy Beavers, a night walk in the park to catch a glimpse of America's largest rodent in action, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Fri. April 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wisdom Tea, for people who like to learn something new every day, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. This month: on gardening in Colorado. Fri., April 14, 10 a.m.

How Taoism influence China, discussed by scholar Kenneth Cohen in Gaylord Hall in Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Tues., April 18, 4 p.m.

Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce presenting "Library Resources for Business" in the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. $15-$17, 442-2007. Wed., April 19, 7:30 a.m.

Deja Views Gallery Talk at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Learn about building and living in earth-friendly homes, in conjunction with the recycled art exhibit, Deja Views. Wed., April 19, noon.

The Social Security Disability Program and You, a lecture with attorneys Douglas Joffe and Theodore Peak, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, in the Pyramid Room at Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. Free. Reservations required; call 520-5711. Tues., April 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

The Antartic Ozone Hole, by 1995 Nobel Prize winner Mario J. Molina, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Tues., April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Piety, Pride and Power: The Portrait in Renaissance Florence in the WES room on the lower level of Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Tues., April 25, 7:30 p.m.

The History of Monument, Colorado as part of the Pikes Peak Regional History Series at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Free. Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m.


Literary Events

The Poet Said What?, a reading series featuring over 50 poets in honor of National Poetry Month in April. On Thurs., April 6, 7-9 p.m.: reading at the Sterling House, 615 Southpointe Court. On Sat., April 8, 4-6 p.m.: "Through a Glass Darkly," at the Wines of Colorado, 8045 W. Highway 24. On Sun., April 9, at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon. On Thurs., April 13, 8-10 p.m.: "Onion Soup for the Soul" at the La Baguette, 2417 W. Colorado Ave. On Sat., April 15, 5-8 p.m.: "Avant-Garden" at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. On Sun., April 16, 3-5 p.m.: at the Starr Kempf Sculpture Garden and Gallery, 2057 Pine Grove Ave. More to come...

The Pikes Peak Book Fair, co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Pikes Peak Library District, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. One day: $3. Both days: $5. Receive a discount with your library card. Fri., April 7, 4-9 p.m. Sat., April 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Denver author John Dunning will make a presentation Saturday morning. For information, call 473-8175.

Where the Sidewalk Ends -- A Tribute to Shel Silverstein, part of the Pikes Peak Library District's Second Sundays program, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent. Locals will read from the works of the late poet. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1201. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Sun., April 9, 2-3 p.m.

John Gierach, author of Standing in a River Waving, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., April 9, 1 p.m.

Romance Book Club at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for book to be discussed. Tues., April 11, 7 p.m.

Star Wars Book Club discussing Heir to the Empire by Timothey Zahn at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for more. Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.

Debbie Macomber signing her new romance Dakota Born, the first in a Dakota trilogy, at Beth Anne's Book Corner, 2204 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 471-7545. Thurs., April 13, 4 p.m.

Dan Baum, author of Smoke and Mirrors, on the Drug War, and now Citizen Coors: An American Dynasty, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Fri., April 14, 5 p.m.

Michael Glauser discussing his book The Business of Heart, on America's top social entreprenuers, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Call 266-9960 for book to be discussed. Fri., April 14, 7 p.m.

Poetry Night at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Fri., April 14, 7 p.m.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club discussing Dune by Frank Herbert at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., April 15, 7 p.m.

Spirituality and Life Book Club discussing Chapters 4 and 5 of Conversations With God at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Tues., April 18, 7 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Discussing A Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthanne McCunn. Tues., April 25, 7 p.m.

Literary Discussion Group at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Discussing The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Wed., April 26, 7 p.m.

Poetry contest, open to all, sponsored by the International Library of Poetry. Free. Send ONE original poem, any subject or style, to the International Library of Poetry, Suite 19908, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Deadline April 30.

Craig Childs, author of The Secret Knowledge of Water, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., May 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

Richard "Goose" Gossage, Colorado Springs' own baseball great, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., May 18, 5-7 p.m.

Teresa Jordon, author of Field Notes from the Grand Canyon, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., May 25, 5:30-7 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Ulali, a Native American a cappella trio featured on the movie soundtrack to Smoke Signals, performing in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Fri., April 7, 7:30 p.m.

Instrumental guitarist and composer Domonic Gaudious playing guitar and Australian Didjeridoo. On Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.: At Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Thurs., April 13, 6:30 p.m.: outside Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

Troubador, an acoustic Celtic and folk duo at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., April 14, 7:30 p.m. $1-$2, 590-8395

Fiddler Aly Bain and accordionist Phil Cunningham at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15-$17 at the Music Hall and the Folklore Center, 330 N. Tejon St. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Sun., April 16, 3 p.m.

The American Music Series at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring 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.

Yankee Grey at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16. Wed., April 26, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Baroque and Early Music performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs as part of the Taylor Memorial Concerts Series at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $4-$8, 633-3649. Sun., April 9, 2:30 p.m.

Colorado College Faculty Artists performing as part of the Laner Faculty Artist Series Concerts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Sun., April 9, 3 p.m.

Colorado College Choir Concert, with Deborah Jenkins conducting, as part of the Student Ensemble Concerts at Colorado College's Shove Chapel, 389-6607. Fri., April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble performing "Grant us Peace: Masterpieces of American Choral Music" at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $5-$7, at the door. Call 633-9373 for more. Sun., April 16, 3 p.m.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra and the Bowed Piano Ensemble performing as part of the Student Ensemble in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Tues., May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Music Extravaganza, featuring the DaVinci Quartet, Susan Grace on piano, Paul Nagem on flute, soprano Martile Rowland and violinist Frank Almond, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Soli Deo Gloria Choir presenting its annual spring concert at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle South. Child care provided for those under 6. Sat., May 13, 8 p.m.

jazz & swing

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at their new location, The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring the Coronado High School Jazz Ensemble and the Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band. $4-$6. Sun., April 9, 2-5 p.m.

Jazz legend James Moody at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Tickets available at KCME; call 578-5263. $12-$18. Wed., April 19, 7 p.m.

Colorado College Jazz Ensemble Concert, Richard Inouye directing, as part of the Student Ensemble in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Thurs., April 27, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

Lanner Faculty Artist Concert in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free; no tickets requited. Sun., April 9, 3 p.m.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. On Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.: at Pueblo's Memorial Hall, $12-$35, 719/542-1211. On Sat., April 15, 7:30 p.m.: in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy, $15-$35, 333-4497.

reggae

NONE

rock, pop & blues

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.

Swampadelics playing cajun rock at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., April 7.

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.

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. Sun., April 9, 8 p.m.

Firefall at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $15. Sat., April 8.

Danzig with Division of Disorder and Six Feet Under at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. Presented by KILO. $19.43. Tues., April 11, 7 p.m.

The Randy Crouch Band playing fiddle blues rock at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Fri., April 14.

The Frost playing R&B at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $5. Sat., April 15.

Derek Trucks Band with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks and Leaving the Trees at Castaways Theater, 103/107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $12.50-$15, 685-3300. Mon., April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Jamaican Eclipse at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583. Sat., April 29, 9 p.m.

Ani DiFranco at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. All ages. $25, 520-SHOW. On sale March 31. Mon., May 1, 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.

South Asian comedian Aladdin presenting his one-man comedy show "Curry Powder" in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Fri., April 14, 7 p.m.

Alonzo Bodden, who's toured with Tommy Davidson, at UCCS's Overlook Caf, 262-3450. Fri., April 28, 7 p.m.

Dance

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

Floored, a performance of choreography, original music and multi-media by senior Colorado College's dance majors in Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free, though tickets required; available at Worner Desk. Thurs.-Sat., April 6-8, 7 p.m.

Ormao Dance Concert featuring "Voices of Choice" by new choreographer Mary Ripper, "Compromising Heat" featuring nationally ranked figure skater Ryan Jahnke and "A Call to Dance," a collaboration designed for Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000. $13-$15. Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 8 p.m.

Return to Gaia, "a tale for the new millennium," presented by the Imagination Celebration and DanceQuest at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10 at the door or at the Dance Center, 4444 Barnes Road, 596-1134. Sat., April 15, 2 p.m. Sun., April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg presenting Red Giselle, a full-length ballet, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $20-$100. Sun., May 14, 8 p.m.

Miscellaneous

The Magic and Illusions of Garry Carson and Kelsey at the Widefield High School Auditorium. $6-$8. Tickets at Country Kitchen in Widefield. Ink Fountain Printing and Fountain Valley News in Fountain. Sat., April 22, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Opera

Brundibar, conducted by Professor Ofer Ben-Amots, in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m.

Theater

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling book, by the Pikes Peak Community College Masquers at the PPCC Mainstage Theatre on the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. $10, 540-7418. Fri.-Sat., April 7-29, 8 p.m. Fridays, April 7, 21 and 28, noon. Sun., April 16, 2 p.m. Thurs., April 20, 7 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland, by Fort Carson's School of the Arts, in Fort Carson's McMahon Auditorium. $1-$2, at the door. Sat.-Sun., April 8-9, 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., April 11, 8 p.m. Wed., April 12, 8 p.m. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m. Sat., April 15, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sun., April 16, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Mysteries, a group of plays that together tell the story of the Bible, to be produced by Theatreworks at a specially designed performance space at 3214 N. Nevada Ave. Part One, The Nativity, tells the story from creation to the birth of Jesus. Part Two, The Passion, tells the story from Palm Sunday to the crucifixion. Audience members are encouraged to see the complete cycle on consecutive nights on Thursday and Friday, or on the same day on the weekend. $10-$20, per part; call 262-3232. The Nativity: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. The Passion: Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. April 13-23.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Disappearance, a mystery about the price of making the wrong mistakes, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m.

Top Dogs, Urs Widmer's 1997 satire about the activities of large corporations, presented by the Colorado College German Department in Max Kade Theater in Armstrong Hall. Free, but reservations required; call 389-6153. Thurs.-Sat., April 13-15, 8 p.m.

Arsenic and Old Lace, performed by the Lewis-Palmer Theater Arts company at Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. $3-$5, 488-4720. Thurs.-Sat., April 13-15, 7 p.m.

Cinderella, the musical comedy performed by the Mitchell High School Fine Arts Department at Mitchell High, 1205 Potter Drive. $4.50-$6.50. 328-6684. Fri.-Sat. April 14-15, 7:30 p.m.

Cabarat, the musical by Kander and Ebb, by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $ TBA. For more, call 444-0884. Through April 15.

The Thorn by New Life Outreach at the New Life Church, 11025 Highway 83, 268-8282. $ TBA. Fri.-Sat., April 14-22, 7 p.m. Wed., April 19, 7 p.m. Sat., April 15 and 22, 3 p.m.

North to Laughter, an audience participation-style melodrama opening the Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater's 39th season, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Bear Creek Bird Walk at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., April 8, 8-10 a.m.

Medicine Wheel, a non-profit, mountain bike advocacy group, holding their annual spring meeting to discuss upcoming summer trial work at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Tues., April 11, 7 p.m.

Runners and walkers sought for Joints in Motion, a training team which will participate in the 26.2-mile Honolulu marathon on Dec. 10, to to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. Those interested should attend an informational meeting at Arthritis Foundation, 2910 Beacon St. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. or Tues., April 11, 6 p.m. Call 520-5711 to R.S.V.P.

Learn to Skate, a Colorado College program offering basic lessons for all ages, in Honnen Ice Rink. Free; no tickets required. Sat., April 15, 11 a.m.

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 5K and 10K volksmarch starting at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Start between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Call 591-8193 for more. Sat., April 15.

Moonlight Hike in Waldo Canyon with the Friends on Foot Hiking Group. Meet at the Waldo trailhead on Highway 24. Sat., April 15, 6:30 p.m.

Full Moon Hike on the Santa Fe Trail. Reservations required; call 520-6745. Tues., April 18, 7:30-9 p.m.

youth recreation

Wrestling for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 offered by Parks and Recreation. Call 385-5981 for more.

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.

Off-season high school hocky players encouraged to participate in the High Altitude High School Hockey leagues at the Sertich Ice Center. Register now: leagues begin in May. Call 385-6050 for more.


Spectator Sports

World Championship Wrestling at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $16-$26, 576-2626. Tues., April 11, 5:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Thunder at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 277-6655. Wed., April 14, 7 p.m.: against the Idaho Stallions. Sat., May 8, 7 p.m.: against the Texas Terminators.

Team USA vs. Korea sponsored by USA Volleyball at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., www.usavolleyball.org. Call 228-6800 for more. Mon., April 17.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Raod, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Oklahoma Redhawks: Tues.-Fri., April 18-21.

Champions on Ice at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $ TBA, 576-2626. Wed., May 10, 7:30 p.m.


Special Events

Spring Fling Spaghetti Dinner, a community supper and silent auction at the Lewis Palmer Middle School, 1776 Woodmoor Drive, 488-4776. $3-$5, free to children under 6. Thurs., April 6, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery of Living Art: The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ presented by the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Seven paintings and three sculptures will come to life and present the story, along with the First Lutheran's 70-voice choir, of Christ's last week on Earth. Free. Fri., April 7, 8 p.m. Sat, April 8, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Temple Shalom's Potluck Dinner, a monthly event, at 1523 E. Monument. Bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to serve 5 to 6 people. Shabbat services follow dinner. Fri., April 7, 6 p.m.

Auto Show 2000 to benefit the Assistance League of Colorado Springs' Operation School Bell, which provides winter clothing and hygiene items to children in need, at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Gala on Thurs., April 6, 6-9 p.m.; $40. Show from Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., April 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $1. Raffle tickets for $1. Free parking. Call 579-8744 for more.

Brainbowl, an intellectual trivia competition, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, in Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Sat., April 8.

Seventh annual Heron Homecoming, in honor of the Great Blue Herons who return each spring nest in the cottonwoods along Fountain Creek. Features slide shows at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Hikes as well. Sat., April 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Victorian Fashion Show and Luncheon sponsored by the American Association of University Women at the Patty Jewett Golf Course Club House, 900 E. Espanola. $12.50; call 597-7161 before April 3 for reservations. Sat., April 8, 11:30 a.m.

Memories in the Making, a benefit for the Alzheimer's Association featuring a silent and live auction of 33 artworks created by dementia patients, at the Garden of Gods Club. $75, 266-8773. Sat., April 8, 6-9 p.m.

Generation Journey Celebrates the Follies, a senior talent show, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10, 520-SHOW. Sun., April 9, 2 p.m.

Frokost, a Norwegian breakfast buffet, offered by the Sons of Norway, in Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St., $ TBA. Sun., April 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Salvation Army Spaghetti Dinner by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, at 908 Yuma St., 636-3891. $3-$6. Sun., April 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Future of Religion Lecture Series sponsored by Springs 2000 Religion Sector Committee and the Pikes Peak Library District. Next lecture by Fr. Thomas Michel, S.J., Ph.D. in Islamic Studies on "International Trends in Interfaith Dialog" at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., on Sun., April 9, 3:30 p.m.

Party Arty 2000, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's primary fund raiser, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. Over 60 local and regional artists have donated their works to Awesome Art Auction, an exhibit which opens on March 17 and whose works are up for bidding until the party. Party features cocktails, a buffet, and a live auction, as well as the culmination of the silent art auction. $60, 634-5583. Fri., April 14, 6 p.m.

An Evening of Culture and Art in the San Luis Valley, to benefit the San Luis Valley Christian Community Services, featuring a silent auction, folk dance performance, and mariachi ban concert, at Gaylord Hall in CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Presented by Colorado College's Center for Community Service. $12.50-$15. Fri., April 14, 7 p.m.

Evening in the grand style of the RMS Titanic to benefit Silver Key and Pikes Peak Hospice. Features champagne, an eleven course reproduction of one of the Titanic's last meals, a tribute to those who lost their lives that night and more. Wear a costume of the period. $145, 800/815-7633. Fri., April 14.

22nd annual Metaphysical Celebration in the Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $4, admission. $15, Psychic readings and workshops. Call 634-1810 for more. Fri., April 14, 1-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., April 15-16, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak "N" Gineers Model Railroad Club holding an open house at the Green Crest Business Center, 3645 Jeannine Drive, Suite 108. Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 16, noon to 4 p.m.

Paint the Town Red, the annual gala fund raiser of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center. Call 578-9092 for more. Sat., April 15, 6 p.m.

Third annual Colorado Springs Home Show sponsored by Home Depot at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Fri., April 14, 1-9 p.m. Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun., April 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Soaring into the Future Education Fair at Sand Creek High School, 7005 N. Carefree. Free. Mon., April 17, 6-8:30 p.m.

Assistance League Silver Bell Luncheon at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Cir. For tickets, call 540-6560 or 579-6764. Wed., April 19.

Temple Shalom Community Seder featuring an interactive seder and a traditional catered Kosher dinner at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument. Call 533-0905 for ticket information. Thurs., April 20, 6:30 p.m.

Ebony Fashion Fair at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $21, 520-SHOW. Sat., April 22, 8 p.m.

Thomas Takashi Tanemori, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, giving the keynote speek for Colorado College's Asian American Awareness Week in the Gates Common Room on the third floor of Palmer Hall. Free. Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m.

Third annual Colorado Springs Dinner sponsored by the National Benevolent Association -- Colorado Christian Home Tennyson Center featuring storyteller Naomi Haines Griffith, author of Red Clay and Vinegar: Looking at Family Through the Eyes of a Southern Child, at the DoubleTree Hotel-World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. No admission fee, though donations will be sought to benefit at-risk children and families. Fri., May 5, 7 p.m.

Job Fair hosted by the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce at City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Over 25 employers represented. Tues., May 9, 4-7 p.m.

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Ormao Dance Concert at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Fri.-Sat., April 7-8, 8 p.m. See Performances section.

Family Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Sat., April 15. See Youth and Family section.

Where Does Energy Come From and Why Should I Care? with Mr. Wacky Science at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, 578-7088. An interactive program for adults and children. Sat., April 15, 10-11:30 a.m.

Earth Day 2000 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666. Planting 700 trees in the morning; come help. Guided walks every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a geology walk at 11:30 a.m. American Indian dancing at 11:30 a.m. Flute performance at 1 p.m. Lecture on " Where Does Energy Come From? And Why Should I Care?" at 1:30 p.m. Offering free admission at Rock Ledge Ranch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And more. Sat., April 22.

Earth Day 2000 at Acacia Park featuring bands, speakers, booths and more, on Sat., April 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Earth Day 2000 with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. "Rescuing Heirloom Garden Plants" on April 14; see Lectures and Learning section. Family Day on April 15; see Youth and Family section. Deja Views gallery talk; see Lectures and Learning section. Silent Auction event on April 22; see below

Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception presented by the Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000 Committee at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre for Children at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St. $10. Call 633-4343 for reservations. Sat., April 22, 6 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, as part of Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000,at the Penrose and Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Sat., April 22.


Youth and Family Events

Pinocchio by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre for Children at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Recommended for preschool and elementary ages. $3. Through Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. and noon.

Hands On Festival in celebration of the Week of the Young Child at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Children 2 to 8 years old can explore hands-on activities in art, music, science and drama. Child care offered while parents attend 30-minute workshops. Free. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.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 April 8, 9 to noon: "Geology in Your Own Backyard," a guided journey through the museum grounds. On May 13, 1-4 p.m.: "What's Mined is Sport," on what mined materials make sports equipment.

Imagination Avenue, offering free art activities in downtown Manitou Springs as part of the Imagination Celebration. Sun., April 9. Call 685-5089 for more.

Science Fun Night featuring "space chemistry experiments" with Helen Schlabs of the Children's Museum, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.

Family Day, in celebration of Earth Day, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. See the recycled art exhibition, a welding demonstration by artist Bob LeDonne, and more. Free. Sat., April 15, 10 a.m. to noon.

Junior Naturalist Day, for children 5 to 10, at the Bear Creek Nature Center. $1, and reservations required; call 520-6387. Sat., April 15, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Nature Adventures, a program intended for children accompanied by an adult at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. This week: "Animal Eggs." Reservations required, 520-6745. Wed., April 19, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Dinosaur Show by Paul Messner, a puppet comedy show at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts and Theater, 235 N. Nevada Ave. $5-$7, 444-0884. Sat., April 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Creativity Burst! Children's art classes every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Children's Museum at the Citadel Mall. Free with $3 admission, 574-0077.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $20-$25, 303/786-7030. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m.

Peter Rowan's Texas Trio at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $17.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., April 15, 9 p.m.

E-Town with Tim O'Brian, Dirk Powell and John Hermann at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., April 16, 7 p.m.

Acoustic Concert and Jam featuring Jody Adams & The String Dudes at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Vishwamohan Bhatt presenting a classical Indian concert at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $20, 303/786-7030. Tues., April 25, 8 p.m.

Great Big Sea with Siucra at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Sun., May 7, 7:30 p.m.

Peter Himmelman at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Sun., June 11, 6 p.m.

art galleries & museums

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Featuring Muscle: Power of the View; A World View, works by Matt Mullican; North American Legacies; through May 21.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring John Sorbie: Graphic Designer, an exhibit about this "giant in the field of American poster design," through March 15. Charles Simonds: Floral Font, through March 26, 2000. Takashi Nakazato: Contemporary Pottery from an Ancient Japanese through Oct. 1, 2000. Featuring Matisse from the Baltimore Museum of Art, through June 25.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. The Piper Jaffray Collection, in the Regional Gallery, through April 22. Quilt National, an exhibit of 30 works, through May 13. Equus, the figurative horse sculptures of Trudy Vader, through May 13. Animals of the Heart, through April 29.

Pueblo Art Guild Gallery, Mineral Palace Park, 1500 N. Santa Fe Ave. Featuring the Pueblo Art Guild's 2000 Spring Art Show. Reception: Fri., April 7, 5-8 p.m.

jazz music

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $20-$25, 303/786-7030. Fri., June 30, 8 p.m.

comedy

Nationally-known comedians at the Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Larry the Cable Guy: April 6-9. Sheryl Underwood: April 13-15.

George Carlin in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $30-$45, 520-9090. Thurs., May 11, 8 p.m.

Kate Clinton at the Gothic Theater, Denver. Over-21 show. $18-$20, 520-9090. Fri., May 12, 7:30 p.m.

dance

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.

Dance West Divas Showcase 2000 featuring jazz dance at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $10.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., April 30, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.

film

The Wildlife Film Festival at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $21, 303/786-7030. Sun., April 9, 6 p.m.

Sixth annual Taos Talking Picture Festival presenting a strong Latino program featuring 30 feature films, 30 documentaries and more. Individual tickets: $5-$8. Passes: $175-$500. Call 505/751-1605 for more. April 13-16.

Steal This Movie, the premiere of the feature film about Abbie Hoffman with guest speakers at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $10.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., April 26, 7 p.m.

Alaska at the IMAX Theater at Denver's Museum of Natural History, 303/322-7009. $4-$6. Through May 25.

literary events

none

opera

SOLD OUT. Porgy and Bess by Opera Colorado in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $17-$73, 800/841-1222. Sat., April 9, 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 2, 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 7, 2 p.m. Wed., May 10.

Fidelio by Opera Colorado in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $17-$73, 800/841-1222. Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 9, 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 14, 2 p.m.

Recreation

Fly Fishing Fundamentals at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2364. Sat., April 29.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 2.5 miles south of Highway 24 on Teller Road. Offering a visitor center, trails, ranger programs, petrified trees, detailed plant and insect fossils. Open year-round. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April. Call 719/748-3253.

rock, pop & blues

Bob Dylan with Asleep at the Wheel at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $37, 303/830-TIXS or 520-9090. 7:30 p.m., Thurs., April 6.

Jimmy Clif 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.

Beenie Man at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., April 11, 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.

Satyricon at the Aztlan Theater, Denver. All ages. $12-$15, 520-9090. Wed., April 12, 8 p.m.

Tracy Chapman at Magness Arena, Denver. $25-$35, 520-9090. Fri., April 19, 8 p.m.

Joe Satriani at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Wed., April 1, 8 p.m.

Static-X at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Thurs., April 20, 8 p.m.

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

Ani DiFranco at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Fri., April 28, 8 p.m.

Indigenous at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75-$16.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., May 3, 8 p.m.

Ken Burns at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., May 5, 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.

The Dr. Demento Show at the Gothic Theater, Denver. All ages. $12.50-$25, 520-9090. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m.

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

311 with Incubus, Long Beach Dub All Stars, MDFMK, Apollo 440, and Suicide Machine at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater. $22.50-$25.50, 520-9090. Sat., June 3, 1 p.m.

NSYNC at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $39.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Tues., June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Eric Carmen from the Rasberries, Jack Bruce from Cream, Simon Kirk from Bad Company, Dave Edmunds from Rockpile, Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's Band, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Blink-182 with Bad Religion at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.

Blues Traveler in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 4, 6 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper at Mile High Stadium, Denver. Tickets on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. Tues., July 25.

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

Summer Activities Festival and Job Fair at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Free. 687-5218. Fri., April 7, 6 p.m.

World T'ai Chi Day Celebration, Southern Colorado's first, at Pueblo Community College's Amphitheater & courtyard at 900 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colorado. Features speakers, demos, mini workshops, vendors and experiential classes. Call Gaia Institute at 719/545.8440 for more. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Microbreweries for the Environment with Leftover Salmon and ThaMuseMeant at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $1 draughts. $16.75, 303/786-7030. Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m.

The "Oldie"-Wed Game and dinner-dance by the Teller County Homebuilders Association at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $25, individuals. $45, couples. Call 687-1157. Fri., April 14, 6 p.m.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture Series in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Features Julie Andrews on April 5 and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto on May 8. $122 for series package. Call 303/893-4100 for more.

Community Easter Service and Continental Breakfast at the Grace Community Church, Woodland Park, 687-7670. Sun., April 23, 9 a.m.

Spring concert featuring the Woodland Park Community Singers and the Woodland Park Community Band at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. Free. Fri., April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Dralion, the new production by Cirque du Soleil, in the Pepsi Center parking lot, Denver. $30.50-$55, 800/678-5440. Begins June 6.

Sports

Colorado Rapids at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $13-$22, 800/844-7777. First home game against Tampa Bay Mutiny: Sat., April 8, 7 p.m. Then against the Kansas City Wizards: Sat., April 29, 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $33-$165, 520-9090. Sun., April 9, noon: against Dallas. Sun., April 9, 1 p.m.: against Detroit.

Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $21-$221, 520-9090. Sat., April 1: against Utah. Thurs., April 6: against Dallas. Sat., April 8: against Seattle. Tues., April 11: against Houston. Fri., April 14: against Golden State. Tues., April 18: against Utah.

theater

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.

Violet, winner of the 1997 New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada. $22-$24. 303/431-3939. April 13 through May 7.

The Cripple of Inishmaan performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through April 22.

Side Man, by Warren Light, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through April 22.

The Sound of Music featuring Richard Chamberlain in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $20-$55, 520-9090. April 25-30.

Praying For Rain, written by Robert Lewis Vaughan, who attented Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, and set in a small town near the Garden of the Gods, at the Acoma Center, Denver. $18, 303/623-0524. Through May 6.

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., through May 21.

42nd Street by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $30.50-$41, 800/448-5501. Through July 30.

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.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a Tom Stoppard play, by the Pueblo Community College Theatre program. Based on two characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet but viewed from inside out, as if the audience is watching Hamlet from backstage. $2-$5, 719/549-3387. Fri.-Sat., March 31 through April 8, 8 p.m.

Youth events

Sleeping Beauty, an American Family Theatre Production, as part of the Children's Playhouse Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. $5, 719/542-1211. Sat., April 8, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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