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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 30th and Centennial, 930-4652. Featuring oil paintings by Kris Jaeger, through July.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of Donna Osborn through August. Every Sunday: watercolor with Lucille Kirkley.

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 Clayprints, clay monographs by gallery members and invited guests, through Aug. 6; paintings by Amy Wasechek, Aug. 11 through Aug. 27; Receptions are typically held the Friday that the shows open, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Squint: a Showing of Ridiculously Tiny Art, the annual BAC studio artists show, through Aug. 24. Artesia, a showing of the area's most influential contemporary artists, Aug. 30 through Oct. 7. Opening reception: Wed., Aug. 30, 5-8 p.m.

Cliff House Inn, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring open-air paintings by Bill Duryea. Presented by Human Touch Gallery, 685-1241. Opening reception: Thurs., Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Freaturing works by Maryann Linhart, Sharon R. Orman, the Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters, Judith A. Brown, Alison W. Parsons, Laura Reilly, Richard Williams and Clarence Shivers; exhibits by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School and the Debra Rose Studio. Through Sept.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, an exhibit examining the life and times of the author, and her famous book, through photographs and artifacts. Through Sept. 9. Free lecture by historian Phil Brigandi, in conjuction with the exhibit: Fri., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Senior Center Gallery, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. Featuring paintings by Linda Lloyd Thomas, through Aug. 31.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Adornments for the Soul, an exhibit by Pearl Sanchez, Emma Hutchens, and Alice Helstrom, through Aug. 8. Opening reception: July 14, 6-8 p.m.; and Match the Hatch, a printmaking exhibit by Ramona Lapsley, Aug. 11 through Sept. 5.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106, featuring Mystical Pathways, Interiors/Exteriors, the work of Lorraine Danzo and Deb Komitor. Opening reception: Wed., Aug. 9, 5:30-8 p.m.

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 varied works by Deb Komitor and Liz Smith through Aug. 19.

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 Fahrenheit 2000, a ceramic show, Aug. 18 through Oct. 6.

New West Art & Frame, 4689 Centennial Blvd., 528-2402. Mon.-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring watercolors by Barbara Jeffery Clay and woodwork by Pete Nichol.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Nudes and Foods, works by Diane Cornish, through September. Opening reception: Aug. 3, 5-7:30 p.m.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416. Featuring Colors of Experience, works by Jacek Roch Howacki, Eliza Szabo and Brad Bez. Opening reception: Aug. 9, 4-7:30.

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 Saints, Sinners and Symbols, glass art by liturgical artists Dani and Michael Greer, through Aug. 24.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring A.R.C.H.E.S., an all 3-D and relief exhibit of architecture, relief, constructions, habitats, environments, and sculpture, Aug. 9-31, with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Circle of Confusion, a group photography show, through August.

arts events and programs

Contra Dance hosted by Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in The Acacia Park Apartments, northeast corner of Tejon and Platte. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug 5, 8 p.m.

CANS Festival, featuring sculpture created with non-perishable food items, to benefit Care & Share. Vote for your favorite scupture, $1. On the lower level of the Citadel Mall, near Foley's. Through Aug. 6.

15th annual Mountain Arts Festival, a juried arts and crafts show offering entertainment and food, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-8298. Free admission. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Color, Shapes and Power Composition with Carl Dalio, AWS, NWS, a workshop at he Cottonwood Art Academy, 27th St. and Colorado Ave., 520-1899. $175. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free slide show and mini photography clinic by Rocky Mountain Reflections at the Bear Creek Nature Center. Call 520-6387 to RSVP. Sun., Aug. 13, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $12 first session, $5 thereafter. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

call for entries

Call for musical entries to the Ultimate Talent Search, sponsored by Embassy Christian Music of Nashville. Call for entry information, 615/345-2500 or visit http://www.embassymusic.com. Deadline: Aug. 29.

Call for entries for the third annual Open Air Art Program sponsored by the Pikes Peak Arts Council. Artists paint, draw and sell art Thursday through Sunday in Acacia Park downtown and in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City. For badges, liability insurance & permits call Marica Hefti at 572-7955 #### or eMail: MaricaHefti1@CompuServe.com


Bulletin Board

announcements

Cerebral Palsy Camperships available from the Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Colorado Springs. Financial assistance for children who would like to attend special needs camps. Call Dianne at 633-4601 to apply.

World Arena Meeting Rooms available free of charge to non-profits, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when making a food and beverage purchase. Located at 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Call Betty Workman or Mel Taylor at 477-2100.

clubs & organizations

Junior League of Colorado Springs, the area's oldest volunteer organization for women, holding a membership information night at the League office, 2914 Beacon St. 632-3855. Tues., Aug. 8, noon-1:30 p.m.

Family Caregiver Support Group, for caregivers of dementia patients, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. On the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m at First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon. 266-8773. Next meeting: Aug. 8.

CURE, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, meeting at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St Vrain. Working to reduce crime, recidivism, violence; seek justice and rehabilitate prisoners. 473-4089 or 685-1648. Fri. Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

American Business Women's Association Pikes Peak Chapter, holding their monthly dinner meeting at County Line Barbeque, 3350 N. Chestnut St. $12 includes dinner, reservations required. Call Jill Demetry at 668-7170 by noon, Aug. 10. This month's program: Is Change Making You Crazy? Get Over It!" with Doug Stevenson. Tues., Aug. 15, 6 p.m.

Ali Lassen's Rocky Mountain Springs Leads Club, meeting every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Denny's, Flintridge & Academy. Openings available. Call Marianne Black, 231-7021

health & healing

The Black Church Lights the Way 2000, an outreach program designed to educate church communities about HIV and AIDS prevention. Church services at 7:45 and 10:45 a.m. at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 635-4865. Free HIV testing available afterwards. Free and open to all. Sponsored by S-CAP, 578-9092. Sun. Aug. 6.

Beyond Divorce -- a Wellness Approach, a recovery program focusing on the grieving process, self-confidence, parenting skills and more. Sponsored by Franciscan Family Wellness Program, Inc. $50, some scholarships available. Pre-registration required by Aug. 4., 598-5486, ext. 7720. Tuesdays, Aug. 8-Sept. 26., 6:45-9 p.m.

Inspirational Evenings with Adrienne Wentworth, a series of four seminars with the Master Spiritual healer and teacher at Celebration, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $10, 487-8095. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Last seminar on Tues., Aug. 8: Understanding the Death Process & Coping with Loss.

HealthLink Wellness Classes with Memorial Hospital, in various locations. Call 444-CARE to register. "Self Defense", on Wednesdays., Aug. 2-Sept. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., $50. "Aromatherapy" on Tues.., Aug 8, 7-8:30 p.m., $10. "My Mom's Having a Baby", for siblings ages 3-10, Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:30-8 p.m., $10 first kid, each additional kid free. "Infant Massage", Fridays, Aug. 4-25, 10-11:30 a.m., $50 per infant.

Basic Nutrition Seminar with Dr. Mary Beth Guevara, D.C. Learn to understand the latest nutritional information and make choices that will work for you. At Total Health Chiropractic, 18 N. Sierra Madre. Free. Classes limited, 328-9476 for reservations and directions. Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Western Rodeo Roundup with former Miss Rodeo Colorado Kim Solberg and country musician Jim Hyatt. Learn about the history of rodeo. Attendees recieve free pass to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Tues., Aug 8., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Personal Safety & Awareness class with Bob Baker. Teaches self-defense techniques that all ages can use. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. $1, 385-5933. Sat., Aug. 12, 10-11 a.m.

Educational Tour of Skilled Care Housing Options, featuring Terrace Gardens, Laurel Manor and the Inn and Garden Plaza. $6, lunch included. Reservations required, call Aimee Palmer at 385-6972. Tues., Aug. 15, 9 a.m.to 2:30 p.m.

8th annual Senior Salute at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring a screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, musical entertainment and refreshments. Free, but tickets are required, 634-5581. Mon. Aug., 14, 1-4 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.

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering programs in the arts, woodworking, computers, dance, fitness, heath & finances education, as well as excursions to a Sky Sox game, Waterworld, Flying W Ranch and more. Call 385-5933 to register.

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

Miracle on Wheels makes power wheelchairs available to non-ambulatory seniors (65 years old and up). For qualification requirements, call 800/749-8778.

volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Fair on the Square in Palmer Square in front of the Antler's Adam's Mark, 4 S. Cascade. Featuring many local agencies and organizations providing volunteer information, live music by Metro Blues, prize giveaways, food and raffles. Free, 575-4342. Fri., Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Coloradso Actors Theater Volunteer Open House at the Smokebrush Center for the Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. To welcome those interested in volunteering at the theater and to thank those who have in the past. Staff members will explain the ins and outs of theater work, no prior experience is necessary. Free, 444-0884. Thurs., Aug. 10, 4-7 p.m.

Volunteers sought to help plan, contribute food and help serve a picnic lunch at the Housing Advocacy Coalition's Parade of Homeless 2000 on Sat., Aug. 12. Musicians and artists especially needed. Call 634-0738.

Volunteers needed, ages 16 and up, to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. Call the Children's Literacy Center, 471-8672.

Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue is in critical need of a number of volunteers in order to continue its dog rescue work of rescuing shelter dogs. Seeking an adoption coordinator, an events coordinator, a self-foster coordinator and more. Call 260-0818 for more information.


Learning

Black Forest Blooms, a wildflower program at Black Forest Regional Park, corner of Shoup and Milam Roads. Park in second lot near grassy playing field. Free, reservations required, 520-6387. Fri. Aug. 4, 10-11:30 a.m.

Jams, Jellies & Preserves, a free instructional seminar by master food preserver by Jo Lovitt of CSU extension services. Features samples. Free, reservations required, 719/542-0698. At the Pueblo Barnes & Noble, 4300 N. Freeway. Sat., Aug. 5, 11 a.m.

Personal Safety Seminars for college bound students and their parents, presented by Fullpower, a nonprofit teaching confidence and creating safety and peace. Full Force, $99, Sun., Aug. 6, 2-6 p.m. Boundary Setting (non-contact), $39, Sat., Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 591-6289.

Legal Issues Relevant to Alzheimer's Disease, a program for family caregivers, professionals or anyonw who would like to learn more about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Discussing power of attorney, living wills, guardianship, etc. Free, reservations required, 266-8773. Sat., Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m.

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, CO. Free with $2 park admission. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. On Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Hike with a Ranger. On Mon., Aug. 7, 8-10 p.m.: Night Skies for Kids. On Sat., Aug. 12, 7-9 p.m.: Let's Go Batty -- evening bat program. On Sat., Aug 12, 1-3 p.m.: Wildlife Rescue -- Co-Existing with Your Wild Neighbors.


Literary Events

Poetry West Workshop, led by Carol Horen, in Colorado College's Tutt Library, 1021 N. Cascade Ave. Free, bring at least 10 copies of a poem to discuss. Sat., Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Great Books Discussions at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Social gathering on Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:45-9 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Groups, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District meeting at the Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Discussing Outside Passage by Julia Scully on Tues., Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m.

Bonkers for Books, a read-aloud program for early elementary age children at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Every Sunday, 12:30-1 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Ruben Romero with the Katalina Fernandez Flamenco Dancers and Miguel Romero at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $24, 633-3471 or 719/542-1211. Sat., Aug 5, 8 p.m.

Tempa and the Tantrums playing "Bluebilly Cajun" at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Pickin' in the Pines sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO, offering hours of playing and listening under the shady pines. Call 473-1144 for more. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 11-13.

choral

Summer Sing, introducing the season's musical selections, by the Pueblo Choral Society. At the First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court Streets in Pueblo. Free, reservations required, 719/577-4455. Mon., Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m.

classical

Little London Winds performing free concerts in Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Next concert: Mon., Aug. 7, 7 p.m.

Fountain Creek Brass Band performing free concerts in Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089. Next concert: Thurs., Aug. 6, 7 p.m.

Sacred Concert Series featuring harpist Carol McClure at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522. $TBA. Sun., August 20, 7 p.m.

jazz & swing

Jazz at Primitivo Wine Bar, 28 S. Tejon, 473-4900. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 8: Alan Joseph Quartet.

16th annual Jazz in the Parks, brought to you by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Springs City Jazz Band with Laura Davis in Pion Valley Park. Aug. 16, Otis Bump with Mark Raphael in Cottonwood Park. Aug. 23, EastinWest in Mountain Shadows Park. Aug. 30, alternative rain date: park repeats according to original schedule. Sept. 6, US Air Force Band of the Rockies Falconaires in Antler's Park.

Bancroft Park Series presented by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies with Floyd Frame conducting. Midland Brass Band on Tues., Aug. 15, 7-8 p.m.

miscellaneous

Four Thursdays in August, a series of performances presented by the U.S. Air Force Bands of the Rockies, in Antlers Park on all five Thursdays this August from 6-7:30 p.m. On Aug. 3: Galazy Brass. On Aug. 10: Wild Blue Country.

Festival Fridays every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Aug. 4: Poquito Maz.

Miller Lite Dog Days of Summer Army Concert Tour featuring the Commodores and Sinbad on Pershing Field at Fort Carson. $15-$20, available at Independent Records and at Information, Ticket and Reservation offices on local military bases, 526-5366. Sat., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.

Brown Bag Series, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. Featuring a variety of music. Aug. 8: Floyd Frame Swing Ensemble.

rock, pop & blues

KILO Summer RockFest with Three Doors Down, 8 Stops 7, One Way Ride, Fu Manchu and more at Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd. $9.43-$24, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 4, 5 p.m.

Debbie Davies at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., Aug. 4, 9 p.m.

Great Spirit at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., Aug. 5, 9 p.m.

River Rock'n Blues Fest at the Greenway & Nature Center, Pueblo. Featuring Billy Earl McClelland and many other regionally acclaimed blues bands, an arts fair and nature activities. $7-$10, 719/549-2412. Sun., Aug. 6, noon.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

Cheap Trick with Nash Kato at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, www.ticketweb.com or 800/965-4827. Tickets subject to service charge. Aug. 10, 8 p.m.

The Amazing Rhythm Aces at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Thurs., Aug. 10, 9 p.m.

John Carey Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., Aug. 11, 9 p.m.

Curtis James at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., Aug. 12, 9 p.m.

The Bellfries at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sun., Aug. 13, 9 p.m.

Summer Jam 2000 with Foreigner, Kansas and Badfinger at Falcon Stadium Grounds at the Air Force Academy. $25, 576-2626. Sun., Aug. 13, noon to 6 p.m.

Gary Primage at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., Aug. 25, 9 p.m.

Iron Maiden with Queensryche at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $32.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Alice Cooper at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave.. $30, 447-9797. 21 +. Sun., Sept. 10, 9 pm.

Raves & Alternative Events

Sun 2000, a "very massive" 18-hour outdoor event with 113 DJs and performers, produced by Roofless Productions, 303/575-5669 or http://www.roofless.com. Aug. 5-6.

Smile, a dance party produced by Basic Entertainment in Longmont, CO. With Happy Hardcore, Danny the Wildchild and Phantom 45. Sat., Aug. 26.

Silk, featuring world-class DJ's for those who love the music but not the drama every Friday at Jupiter Moons, 7852 N. Academy Blvd. A club, not a rave -- dress code is in effect. No cut-offs, wife-beaters, dirty tennis shoes, big jeans, backpacks, etc. 18 and up. Produced by M33. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., ladies free before 11. 262-9283.


Performances

Miscellaneous

The Very Model of a Modern Major General, a salute to Gilbert & Sullivan, the Colorado College Summer Arts Festival Vocal Arts Symposium Grand Finale. $4-$10, 389-6607. In Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Fri., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Opera

A Scenic View I, staged, costumed opera scenes performed by Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium participants in Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $2-$10, 389-6607. Fri., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. A Scenic View II, Tues., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Mozart's The Magic Flute by the Colorado Opera Festival at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$63, 520-SHOW. Sat., Aug. 5, 3 p.m.

Theater

Day With the Dogs & Volatile Acts, an evening of one-act plays by the Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Cabaret at Smokebrush, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Aug. 4-12.

Nunsense performed by the Round About Mainstage Dinner Theater Players at the Show Space at Charlie's Pit Barbeque, 4325 N. Nevada Ave. $23, dinner and show. Reservations required, 266-4355. Dinner 6:30, show 8 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 5-Sept. 2.

KCME Radio Theatre presenting My Client Curley, a comedy by Norman Corwin, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., Aug. 10, 8 p.m.

Bonanza Valley, performed by the Junior Woodland Players at thew Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-7216. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 24-26; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 1-3.

A Precious Bit of the West, alternating with North to Laughter, both audience participation-style melodramas by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, 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.

auditions

Fine Arts Center's Repertory Theater Company holding auditions for South Pacific. Call for appointments, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 5-6.

The Woodland Players holding auditions for their fall productions at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. 687-2964. Mon., Aug. 7, 6 p.m.

Star Bar Players taking director proposals for Crimes of the Heart, Nov. 24-Dec. 11. Mail to: P.O. Box 875, Colo. Spgs., CO 80901 or call 573-7411.

Assembly Theatrix auditioning youth directors for after school theater programs, actors for school theater programs and for year round dinner theater. 328-0206.

Colorado Youth Theater auditioning highly motivated youth ages 7-15. For audition materials and information call 328-0206.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Nancy Lewis Park Volksmarch, 5K and 10K non-competitive walks at the park, Templeton Gap Dr. and Melissa Dr. Free, 591-8193. Hosted by the Falcon Wanderers. Participants can begin anywhere from 8-11:30 a.m. Strollers and leashed pets allowed. Sat., Aug. 5.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Bear Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. "Lynx in Colorado" on Sat., Aug. 5, 1-2 p.m. "Wolves" on Sun., Aug. 6, 1-2:30 p.m.; "Edible Plants" on Sat., Aug. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.

Hikes and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. Howl at the Moon Hike in Bear Creek Regional Park on Fri., Aug. 11, 8-9:30 p.m.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "Crawdad Fishing" on Sat., Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; "Monarch Magic" on Sun., Aug. 6, 1:30 p.m.; "Nature Adventures: Crusty Crustaceans", Wed., Aug. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; "Mushroom Fair", Sat.-Sun., Aug. 12-13, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

S-CAP Escape 250, a series of single day loop bike rides from Monument Colorado benefiting the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Riders are expected to obtain at least $500 in donations. $90 registration fee includes camping, jersey, meals and ride snacks. Call 578-9092 for registration information. Thurs.- Sun., Aug. 17-20.

Summer Swim Lessons at the Aquatics and Fitness Center, Portal Pool, Monument Valley, Valley Hi and Deerfield Hills Pool. For more information call 385-5984.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against Oklahoma Redhawks: Aug. 7-10. Against Albuquerque Dukes: Aug. 24-27.

59th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 9-13. Call 635-8803 for more.

Cruise America AMA Superbikes at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$25, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 11-13.

Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711, hosting: Penrose Horse Trials on Fri.-Sun., Aug. 18-20.


Special Events

Summer Tea and Tour at the McAllister House Museum, 423 N. Cascade Ave. Tea and goodies in the backyard carriage house. $10 includes museum admission, 635-7925. Fri., Aug. 4, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Catbox Classic V Charity Volleyball Tournament to benefit the March of Dimes and Streetwise at Memorial Park and the SandPits Volleybar. Includes food, outdoor activities, and the USA Olympic Volleyball Team signing autographs. $25 entry fee; call 591-2900. Sat., Aug. 5.

Boot Scoot'n Rodeo Ball to benefit the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center at the Sheraton Hotel, I-25 and Circle Dr. Silent Auction, cocktails and hors de oeuvres and live music and dancing by Thunder Mountain. $40, 494-8133. Sat., Aug. 5, 6:30 to midnight.

Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission Commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the victims of a decade of sanctions against Iraq. In collaboration with local faith communities. For information and action packet call 632-6189. Sun., Aug. 6

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade starting at St. Vrain and Tejon streets, heading south on Tejon St., turning west on Colorado Ave., and heading north on Cascade to St. Vrain. Wed., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 635-8803 for more.

59th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at Penrose Stadium, 1045 W. Rio Grande Ave., 520-SPUR. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 9-13, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

25 Years of Changing Men: History, Progress and Opportunities, a conference for all communities working for changing roles and expectations for justice and equality, by the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, on the Colorado College campus. Call 303/666-7043 or visit www.nomas.org. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 10-13.

Sixth annual Roast, where G columnist Rich Tosches will be roasted, skewered and lampooned -- all in good fun -- to benefit Pikes Peak Partnership and its agencies. At the DoubleTree Hotel World Arena. $65, 633-4601. Fri., Aug. 11, 6 p.m.

Parade of Homeless 2000: Action for Affordable Housing, an annual event educating the public about affordable housing needs in Antler's Park, behind the Antler's Hotel. Featuring music, art, picnic lunch and bus tour stopping at locations throughout the community to show how affordable housing is lost and what can be done to stop the growth of homelessness in Colorado Springs. Presented by the Housing Advocacy Coalition. Free, 634-0738. Sat., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bonsai Show, with Harold Sasaki at the Donaldson House, 1123 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 633-2376. Sat.-Sun, Aug. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Youth and Family Events

12th annual Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival and Workshops in Palmer Lake, most events in Palmer Lake Elementary. Featruing storytellers, musicians and puppeteers from the region and all over the world. $2-$35, family packages available, 303/660-5849 or 800/484-6963 ext. 8253. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 3-5.

DNA LifePrint Child Safety Safari, a free child safety program where you can have your child's DNA recorded through painless methods. Parents keep the DNA sample, it will not be databased. At Memorial Park, near the playground area on the east side of Prospect Lake. Fri., Aug. 4, noon to 6 p.m.; Sat. Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebration 2000, a musical variety show presented by the members, alumnae, families and friends of Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. Proceeds benefit the Sisters of the Monastery. $5-$7, 633-0655. Sat., Aug 5, 8 p.m.

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. $14.75-$30. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 17-20.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

4th annual Summer Pachanga/Chicano Music Festival at El Centro Su Teatro, Denver. On Fri.: Noche Tradicional, 8-10 p.m. $6. On Sat.: Summer Pachanga, 2-11 p.m. $15. On Sun.: Mariachi Sunday, 1-5 p.m., $8. 303/296-0219. Aug. 11-13.

Tenth annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO, featuring David Crosby, Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler, Catie Curtis, Willie Porter, Kelly Joe Phelps, among many others. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day passes: $90, 800/624-2422. Aug. 18-20.

Chucho Valdes Quartet at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $16.50, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

2000 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Sat., Aug. 19, through Mon., Sept. 4. Offering standard and premium seating. Aug 19: '60s Reunion, $6-$10. Aug. 20: 38 Special, $6-$10. Aug. 21: Pat Benetar, $6-$10. Aug. 22: Statler Brothers. Aug. 24: Mark Chesnutt, $6-$10. Aug. 25: Dwight Yoakam, $16-$20. Aug. 26 in Grandstand: Clay Walker, $12-$16. Aug. 27: Wayne Newton, $16-$20. Aug. 28: Goo Goo Dolls with Tonic, $20. Aug. 29: Styx, $16-$20. Aug. 30: Suzy Bogguss, Billy Dean & John Berry, $6-$10. Aug. 31: Carrot Top, $6-$10. Sept. 1: Sawyer Brown, $6-$10. Sept. 2 in Grandstand: Chris LeDoux, $12-$16. Sept. 2: David Lee Garza & Lee Perez, $10-$14. Sept. 4: Lonestar, $16-$20.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Ogden Theater, Denver, $32.50-$35, 800/965-4827. Wed., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

art galleries & museums

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring The Hominidae: Works in Progress, art relating to prehistoric life by anthropologist and paleontologist John Gurche in the upper gallery, through Aug. 27. Free gallery tour and talk with the artist: Thurs., Aug. 10, 7 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band at the Arvada Center, Denver. $15-$25, 303/431-3939. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.

13th annual Strings in the Mountains, a festival of music in Steamboat Springs, CO. Features Tim Weisberg on Aug. 4, $22; New Grange on Aug. 9, $24. As well as a slew of classical music. Call 970/879-5056 for more.

2000 Telluride Jazz Celebration, 888-827-8081. Features Orchestra L Mocerna Tradicion and The Dirty Dozen on Friday. Herbie Mann and Jasil Brazz, Ernie Watts Quintet, Stefon Harris Quartet, and more on Saturday. Bobby Watson & Horizon, Cyrus Chesnut Trio, Rebecca Parris Quintet, and more on Sunday. One-day pass: $30-$45. Three-day pass: $100-$155. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 4-6.

Jazz in the Sangres in Westcliffe, CO. Five jazz bands daily. On Fri., Aug. 11: wine tasting. Sat., Aug. 12: David "Fathead" Newman. On Sun., Aug. 13: Herbie Mann. $18-$30 per day, 719/783-3785.

Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians with Al Pierson at the Arvada Center outdoor amphitheater, Denver. $14-$20, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

comedy

Bobcat Goldthwait at Comedy Works, Denver. $25-$28. 303/595-3637. Early shows are non-smoking. Fri., Aug. 4, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., Aug., 5, 8:45 and 10:45 p.m.

dance

Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Aspen District Theater, Aspen. $18-$48, 800/905-3315. Part of the Aspen Dance Festival. Aug. 3-5, 8 p.m.

Paul Mitchell International Evening of Dance, featuring principal couples from Pilobolus TOO, National Ballet of China, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Ballet and Cleveland-San Jose Ballet at the Ford Amphitheater, Vail. $10-$85, 520-9090. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 11-12, 7:30 p.m.

opera

Opera a la Carte, performed by the Central City Opera traveling company. Featuring highlights fromCandide and more at the Salida Steam Plant theater, Sackett and G Streets. $7, 719/530-0933. Fri. Aug. 11, 8 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Bruce Cockburn at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $29, 520-9090. Mon., Aug 7, 8 p.m.

Wu-Tang Clan at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 8, 7:30 p.m.

Lyle Lovett with Taj Mahal at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $37.50-$47.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $16-$76, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

At the Drive In, at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.

Earth, Wind and Fire in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Tattoo the Earth with Slipknot, Slayer, Sevendust, Sepulture, Coal Chamber, Downset, Puya, Hed Pe, Famous, Nashville Pussy, Mudvayne, Hatebreed, Full Devil Jacket, Nothing Face, Relative Ash, UPO, Amen, Cold, Workhorse Movement and One Minute Silence at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $TBA, 800/965-4827.

Cracker at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. 21 +. Fri., Aug. 11, 9 p.m.

Doobie Brothers with 38 Special at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Fri., Aug 11, 8 p.m.

KISS on their "Farewell Tour" with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $33.50-$91, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

Dream Theater at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Lucy Pearl at he Gothic Theater, Denver. $26.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

B.B. King Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Groove Hawgs and Tommy Castro at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$51, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

Watcha Tour with Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Cafe Tacuba, A.N.I.M.A.L., and Aterciopelados at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27-$32, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 16, 7 p.m.

K.D. Lang at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $46, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 16, 9 p.m.

Poison with Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $18-$31, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Cripple Creek Rock & Blues Festival, featuring the Jesse Cotton Stone Band, Ace Butler & the Aces, the Jennifer Lane Blues Band, Emilio Emilio, and Peace Sign at the Gold Rush Paladium. $10-$18, includes both days, 520-9090. Ace butler stuff here

Widespread Panic at River Run at Keystone; $37.50 one day, $65 two day, camping available. 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 19, 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 20, 2 p.m..

Incubus with Static X at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $26, 520-9090. Tues., Aug 22, 7 p.m.

Tracy Chapman at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Who at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.50-$128.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $29-39, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25.

Savage Garden at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Fri., Aug 25, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes and The Cult at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$88.50, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 26, noon.

Further Festival 2000, featuring The Other Ones with Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bruce Hornsby; and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31.50-$36.50, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.

Iron Maiden with Queensryche at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Destination New Orleans Acura Music Festival featuring Dr. John, John Fogerty, Aaron Neville and The Groove Hawgs at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $21-$61, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 3, 6 p.m.

Runaway Truck Ramp at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. Fri., Sept. 8.

Black Uhuru with Sly & Robbie at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $36, 303/443-3399. Wed., Sept. 13.

Def Leppard in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$37.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 14.

Gov't Mule at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Fri., Sept. 15.

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Stone Temple Pilots and Fishbone at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$41, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Brian Wilson and the Arapahoe Symphony performing Pet Sounds at Magness Arena, Denver. $33-$73, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 16.

Gong at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18, 303/443-3399. Tues., Sept. 19.

Neil Young with the Pretenders at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $35-$85, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 19-20.

Phish at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. On sale Aug. 12. $TBA, 520-9090. Wed., Sept. 27.

Santana with Everlast at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $59-$29, 520-9090. Thurs., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Counting Crows with Live at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$44.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 5.

special events

62nd annual Bronc Day at the lake in Green Mountain Falls, eight miles west of Manitou Springs on Hwy. 24. Featuring a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m., registration at 7; western parade at 9 a.m., arts and crafts festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m., horseshoe tournament, games and pie tent. Free, Sat., Aug. 5.

theater

The Unsinkable Molly Brown, at the Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton. $15-$20, 303/794-2787. Sun. Aug. 6, 13 and 27 at 2 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, and 24, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte's Web, performed by the Castle Rock Players at Douglas County High School. 303/814-7740 for ticket info/reservations. Fri., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5, 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 6, 4 p.m.

Grand Hotel performed by PHAMALy, the Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League, at the Arvada Center, Denver. $20. 303/893-4100. Aug. 4-20.

Fosse, the Tony Award-winning celebration of the work of choreographer and director Bob Fosse, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $20-$60. Aug. 9-20.

Jungle Book: the Original, performed by Industrial Arts Theater at at the Denver Civic Theater. $TBA, 303/595-3800. Aug. 10-Sept. 9.

The Kentucky Cycle, regional premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, performed by the Hunger Artists Ensemble at the Denver Civic Theater. $TBA, 303/595-3800. Aug. 10-Sept. 16.

A Tribute to Will Rogers, a one-man show by actor and musician Lance Brown at the A.R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad. $12. Fri., Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

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