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Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Nature's Light Photography, by Debbie Yarra, through May 13. Also, Acoustic Comic Mural by Greg Freeland, ongoing.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring hand-colored infrared photographs of Europe and Colorado by Deborah Christian, through May 31.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring The Pikes Peak Experience, oil paintings by George Hart.

Barbara Reeves Studio, 104 Cañon Ave. (upstairs), Manitou Springs. 520-3293. featuring Oxygen, an open studio sale of paintings and studio materials. Sat., May 5, 2-5 p.m.

Bella Art and Frame, 1752 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 487-7691. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Chinese influenced paintings by Barbara Resch and stylized still lifes by Margaret Kasahara, through May 17.

Bentley's Coffeehouse, 6840 N. Academy Blvd., 268-0830. Featuring A Broad Abroad, images from trips to France, Peru and Ireland, by Carol Ettenger.

Borders Books and Music, Chapel Hills Mall, 266-1600. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m to 11 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Portraits of Sorts, works by Sarah Asleson & Elizabeth Szabo, through May 31.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Saints, a group show featuring the works of 15 local artists, through May 20. Opening reception: Fri., April 27, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Symbolists, through June 2. Also, Poetic License, the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Exhibit of art inspired by lines of published poetry, May 4-June 1. Opening reception: Fri., May 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring sculpture by Randall May and Eddy Shorty, oil paintings by Louis Stephenson and watercolors by Lorraine Danzo.

Cheyenne Mountain Library Branch, 1791 S. 8th St., Suite D.Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Jazz: America's Music, an exhibit of photographs, records, books and more.

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at USBancorp Piper Jaffray, 25 N. Cascade Ave., 630-1611. Featuring painting, sculpture, photogrpahy and mixed media juried by Jeanne Kemper, May 4-June 10. Opening reception: Fri., May 4, 5-7:30 pm.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. The Lyrical Line: Edgar Britton's Passion for the Human Figure, through May 13. Landscape as Memory: A Wayne Higby Retrospective, through May 27. A.G. Edwards Collection of Photography, through June 3.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring mixed media works by Manitou Springs Elementary Students, through May 1.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Looking Back: A Retrospective by Conrad Nelson, through May 2.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring An Artistic Discovery, art by high school students whose works are entered in the 5th Congressional District Art Competition, through April 30.

Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studios, 118.5 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Thurs.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Features work by Brenda Cameron, Judy Ditmore and Rebecca Yaffe.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Tues. and Wed. thru April). Featuring works by Nita Ball, Carl Bandy, Junco Brackin, Sharon Cupit, Dena and Patty de Benedet, Sushe Felix, Mick Gill, Deb Hager, Casey Hankin, Darlene Hardie, Emma Hutchens, Lynn Lemmon-Oliver, Michelle Loftis, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Pearl Sanchez, Donna and Claire Stier, Clyde Tullis, and Deborah Yarra.

Fountain Valley School Art Barn, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road in Security, 390-7035. Featuring a solo exhibition by Rodney Wood, including new sculpture and printmaking, and a retrospective, through May 15.

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 works by 35 local artists, through May 16.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring art glass by Lotton, Vitriesse Latticino, White Elk and more.

Javalink, 5765 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring Portrait of an Artist, an oil painting of James Joyce presented by the James Joyce Society of Southern Colorado, through May.

Los Robles Nursery and LoRo Caf, 917 W. Costilla, 636-3258. Featuring Coulers, Luminist oil paintings by Bill Duryea. Also, Spring Visions, bronze and terra cotta sculpture by Marica Hefti on the nursery grounds.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring Native American prints from the Fine Arts Center collection, through March 31. Also, a traditional rug hooking display by the Woolen Pine Cone, through April 30.

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 Ted Engelmann and Sen Thi Nguyen Photo Exhibit, powerful pictures of Vietnam, May 1-June 1. Opening reception: Tues., May 1, 3-6:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: Sat., April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring paintings by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society, through May 14. Also, Nature's Network, paintings by Mary Helsaple in the mezzanine.

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 An Exquisite Corpse, eight local artists' take on the surrelist chain game of the same name, May 4-June 28. Opening reception: Fri., May 4, 5-8 p.m.

The Prep Kitchen, 1005 West Colorado Ave., 329-1988. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring the work of painter, sculptor and portraitist Marica Hefti.

River Rock Gallery, 16 Colbrunn Court, north of Colorado Ave. between 24th and 25th Streets. Wed.-Sat., 10:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring painting, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture by over 30 artists.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Time and Place, a century of women artists, with one woman representing each decade, in the White Gallery. Also, 10 x 10: Repetition in Art, an invitational of Front Range artists, through April 28; and Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists, through May 12. Pueblo: Looking Back... Thinking Ahead, through May 5. 100 Ways to Have Fun, in Buell Children's Theater, through May 31.

Tao Caf, 801A N. Tejon St., 632-6324. Featuring mixed media monoprints by Michelle Vandepas and found object art by Susan Blue, through May 31.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the annual Resident Artists Exhibit, current works in various media by 10 local artists and Overview, oil paintings by L. Tryon Jennings in the Lucy Owens Community Gallery, through March 29. Lightscapes, oil and watermedia by T.D. Lucy, Kathryn McMahon and Jill Spear, through April 30. Also, works by Beryl Hannington and Robert Rieple, through April 30.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring American Athletes, sports photography by Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, until August.

Velez Gallery 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 indigenous art of the Americas and basketry by the Wounann people of the Panamanian rainforest.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Runs indefinitely.

art events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, Rob Geers, producer and Kevin Shea, director for the Fine Arts Center Repertory theater's production of Grease. Also, the A.G. Edwards Collection of Photography. Sat., April 28, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., May 1, 10:30 p.m.

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. "Making a Clay Mural" on Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Figure drawing", Wednesday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "Figure painting", Friday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call for fee and materials information.

Silent May Basket Auction presented by the Colorado Springs Symphony Volunteers to benefit the Symphony at the Antique Mall, 118 W. Colorado Ave. Bid on dining certificates, sports equipment, wine, floral arrangements and much more. $5, 531-7997. Wed., May 2, 6-8 p.m.

Colorado College's American Folk Dance Club presenting an evening of music and dance. No experience, partner or special clothing required, though comfortable shoes with clean soles recommended. All ages. Mon., May 7, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-7611 for more.

Bowling for Art II, a raucous fundraiser for the Business of Art Center at Bear Creek Lanes, 1232 S. 8Th St. Call 685-1861 for entry and pledge information. Sat., May 12, 7-11 p.m.

Art Debris Salon, a social gathering for artists to exchange ideas, show work and have fun on the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. at Chaos, 802 N. Weber St. Details, 634-5429. Next meeting: May 30.

Open Studio at Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th St. in any medium. $5 per session, 520-1899. Portraits: Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Figure: Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more.

call for entries

Commonwheel Artists announcing openings for artists working with fiber, sculpture, basketry, blown glass and stained glass in their Manitou Springs shop. Submit 4 or 5 examples of actual work (no slides). Attendance at the May 7 general meeting required. Call 685-1008. Deadline: May 7.

Foothills Art Center of Golden seeking entries for the 28th annual juried Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Aug.18-Oct. 21. $17,000 will be awarded. Details, 303/279-3922. Slide deadline: May 11.

Downtown Art Project seeking 3-dimensional outdoor art for yearlong downtown Pueblo exhibit. $1,500 award of excellence and $500 People's Choice Award given. Submit slides and S.A.S.E. to Downtown Art Project, c/o Jina Pierce, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 or call 719/295-7216. Deadline: May 15.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for Holding My Heart, featuring art by survivors of mental, physical or sexual abuse, August 3-31. For prospectus call 481-0475 or email

info@trilakesarts.com. Deadline: May 30.

Commonwheel Artists seeking entries for the 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival in Manitou Springs, Sept. 1-3. For entry form and information, call 577-7700. Deadline: June 1.

Bella Art & Frame seeking entries for their upcoming Equine Art Show. Call for prospectus, 487-7691. Deadline: June 6.

Bridge Gallery seeking entries for a rubber stamp show honoring the late artist Edwin Gollick Golokoff, June 22-July 8. $5 for three entries. For details send a SASE to Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903 or visit

www.geocities.com.bridgegallery. Deadline: June 9.

Lakewood Art Fest seeking artist booth applications. Two-day free fine art festival features food, music and other entertainment, Aug.4-5 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Call 303/987-7876. Deadline: June 15.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for After Dark, the 2001 juried photography show. All photographic media welcome; work that explores fantasy and the imagination encouraged. Slides and/or originals accepted. Call 481-0475. Deadline: June 22. Work must be ready to hang by June 30.

O'hoho, a progressive black arts group, seeking African American visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, playwrights and film makers. Call 271-0415.

Bulletin Boardannouncements

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, as part of Pikes Peak Earth Day 2000, at the Penrose and Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. For information on what is accepted, call 575-8450. Sat., April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Colorado College Spring Clean-Up Sale featuring furniture from Residential Life and used computer equipment in the Transportation Shop at 1144 Glen Ave. Cash only, no warranties. All sales "as is". Sat., April 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Scoop Night at any participating Baskin Robbins Ice Cream shop. Money will be donated for every free scoop to First Book, a non-profit providing free books to children of low-income families. Visit wwww.baskinrobbins.com to find a store near you. Wed., May 2, 6-10 p.m.

clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Area Peace Corps Alumni group meeting at Colorado College's Slocum Commons. Featuring a presentation on the Himalayan country of Nepal by Marcus Kochis. Details, 536-0360. Wed., April 25, 7 p.m.

Freethinkers of Colorado Springs meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. the Police Operations Center on the corner of Rio Grande and Nevada. Details,

www.freethinkerscs.com or call 535-0320. On April 25: Proselytizing in the Public Fire Station, a discussion led by a Colorado Springs Firefighter and Paramedic who challenged the department's permissive policy towards religious propaganda.

Peak Digital Imaging Society meeting to discuss digital imaging, including scanning, digital camera work, software, digital video and more. Share your own work. At Pikes Peak National Bank, 2401 W. Colorado, upstairs. Free, 634-97395. Thurs., April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Friends of Monument Valley Park first meeting in the Colorado Springs Parks Department Conference Room, 1401 Recreation Way. Program: History of Monument Valley Park by Stu Dodge. General William Palmer will make an appearance! Free, 385-5940. Tues., May 1, 7 p.m.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetiings held every second Wednesday of the month September-May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: May 9.

Colorado Fellowship of Astrologers meeting on the second Friday of each month from 7-9:30 p.m. at 3375 S. Dahlia St., Denver. $5, Timothy Johnson, 303/772-2392. Next meeting: May 11.

Southern Colorado Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. seeking new members. Open to anyone qualified on a submarine. Call Robbie Robertson, 596-0058.

Volkswagens of Southern Colorado seeking people interested in joining an Air and Water-cooled VW club. Send email to scvwclub@hotmail.com.

Forums & discussions

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum featuring Jim Mesite, Emergency Program Manager, El Paso County Sheriff's Office speaking on emergency management in El Paso County. At the Antler's Adam's Mark, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Free, $12.50 for lunch. 633-4421. Fri., April 27, noon.

Environmental Policy in the Bush Administration: Pragmatic Environmentalism and Free Market Approaches, a discussion with Terry Anderson, advisor to President Bush. In Colorado College's Gates Common Room in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Que Viva La Fiesta!: Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Folk Dances and Popular Music in the American Southwest, the Colorado College Aficionados luncheon with visiting lecturer Peter Garcia. In Gaylord Hall, in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $10,25, RSVP to 389-6649 by April 30. Wed., May 2, noon.

health & healing

Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis, the MS Society of Colorado Springs' annual luncheon at the Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Free but seating is limited, call 633-4601 to reserve a spot. Sat., April 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bikram Yoga Posture Clinic with Elizabath Korza from San Francisco. In-depth two-day course at Yoga Source, 623 N.Nevada Ave. Pre-registration required, 475-9908. Sat., 2-5 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m. to noon. April 28-29.

From Messiness to Mysticism: Meandering Along the Spiritual Path, a Soul Link Retreat at the Center for Creative Leadership. Registration, 473-5852. Sat., May 5, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Thurs., May 10 and Wed., May 16, 6 p.m.: Breast-feeding Basics. On Tues., May 15, 7 p.m.: "In Search of the Stork," fertility discussion with Paul D. Magarelli, M.D. On Thurs., May 17, 6:30 p.m.: Baby Life, health care and home safety. On Mon., May 21, 7 p.m.: Cervical cancer and Pap testing discussion. On Tues., May 29, 7 p.m. :Gourmet Cooking for Diabetics.

Getting Started, a workshop on dementia for family caregivers, professionals and friends of persons with Alzheimer's and related memory disorders. Featuring discussions on Legal and financial issues, activities at home and away, behavior and communication challenges and community resources. At First Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall, 1515 N. Cascade. $20-$25, includes lunch, refreshments and all materials. Registration, 266-8773. Fri., May 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Healing School taught by James and Gail Lisi at the Holiday Inn Garden of the Gods, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. For details, call 719/266-8020.

Esoteric Meditation Group meeting Tuesday evenings in Manitou Springs at 7:45 p.m. Free, 685-4263 or

www.hlngrvr.com.

Stretching classes with Bill Curington at Motion Studies, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Mondays and Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Stretch and strengthen to music. $5 per class, $25 per month. Bill, 554-9257 or 390-3856.

senior programs & activities

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. Featuring "Caregiving 101", Fri., April 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ageless Adult Classes at the Arvada Center, Denver. Featuring courses in music, visual arts, ceramics, humanities and dance. Times and fees vary. For details, call 303/431-3939 or visit.

Dance to live Big Band and modern music by volunteer bands at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $2 donation suggested. Thursdays, through May 31, 1:30-3 p.m.

The Fountain Valley Senior Center offers classes in art, health education, money management and more, as well as clubs, field trips and special events for all interests. Transportation, meal planning and shopping assistance available. To find out about activities, call 520-6471.

The Yellow Book, a directory of senior services in El Paso, Teller and Park counties, is available at public libraries, senior centers, and the Senior Information and Assistance Center at 15 S. 7th St. Call 471-2096 for more.

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

El Paso County Health Department seeking bilingual volunteer receptionists to make visits less stressful for Spanish-speaking clients. If you speak Spanish and enjoy working with a friendly team, call Karen Weber at 578-3278 or email

karenweber@elpasoco.com.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking volunteer Archives Photocopying Assistants, Circulation Assistants, Computer Class Schedulers, Shelvers and Bin Processors. Positions available at various branches. Call 531-6333, ext. 1251 for details.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe and sober living environment in a home-like setting for women in early recovery from substance abuse needs volunteers for administrative, research, evaluation, house and activity aides. Open to women only; familiarity with 12-Step programs desirable. Email: FCVolunteers@bigfoot.com or call Tricia at 685-3401.

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Community Connection desk at the American Cancer Society offices, 1445 N. Union Blvd. Suite B100. Volunteers direct cancer patients and family members to community services and agencies providing assistance. Call 636-5101.

First Visitor seeking volunteers to visit expectant and new parents, help promote care-giving, good maternal and child health and to link families with other community resources. Full training and support provided. Call Nancy Barrows, 444-4504.

Head Start Preschool Program seeking volunteers to spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply, there is no minimum commitment of hours. Call 635-1536, ext. 233.

Pacific Intercultural Exchange seeks caring, responsible volunteers to work with teenage foreign exchange students. Teresa Knapp, 800/894-7633.

The Probation Victim Assistance Program seeks caring volunteers to assist in victim notifications, victims' rights education and the victim/offender mediation process. Call Stephanie, 329-7006.

Castle Rock Players non-profit theater company seeks volunteers to chair and serve on various committees for their 2001 Halloween Murder Mystery and Silent Auction Gala to be held in Oct. People are needed for decoration, food and beverage, entertainment, publicity, auction and more. Call Tina Whitby at 303/688-4893.

Care and Share Food Bank seeking volunteers to help with promotions, graphic design, development, clerical work, food pickup and delivery, photography, special events help, research, data entry and warehouse work. Call Jordan Isreal, 528-1247.

www.careandshare.org .

Look Good ... Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, seeking volunteer cosmetologists to consult with female cancer patients 1 to 2 hours per month. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.

The Wolf Rescue Center seeking volunteers for various tasks, from computer work to helping with daily tours. Call Darlene at 748-8683.

Film & VideoColorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. May 8: Hello, Dolly! May 29: Inn of Sixth Happiness. June 5: The Great Escape. June 12: The Sand Pebbles. June 19: White Heat. July 10: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. July 24: The Awful Truth. July 31: The Maltese Falcon. Aug. 7: The Shootist. Aug. 14: Rio Bravo. Aug. 21: Fort Apache. Aug. 28: Yellow Sky.

Dancer in the Dark, an art-house musical starring Bjork, being shown at the April meeting of the Colorado Springs Film Society at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 30th and Centennial. Free, 389-0039. Sat., April 28, 6 pm.

Climb Against the Odds, an internationally-renown documentary based on the story of 5 breast cancer survivors and 7 cancer-free women who climbed Mt. McKinley in 1998. Shown as a benefit for The Breast Cancer Fund. Also featuring a raffle of prizes from Grand West Outfitters, Starbucks, EMS, Mountain Women and more. $4, 531-9505. At Grand West Outfitters, 3250 N. Academy Blvd. Wed., May 2, 7 p.m.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Movies begin at 7.30 p.m. Free, 520-1337. On Wed., May 16: Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim) directed by Franois Truffaut with Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. On Wed., June 20: Mortelle Randonne (Deadly Run) directed by Claude Miller with Isabelle Adjani and Michel Serrault.

LearningXeriscape Demonstration Garden Open Houses at 2855 Mesa Road, www.csu.org/xeri, 448-4555. On Saturdays, May 5 and May 19, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On May 6, "mini-seminars" will be offered on: basic irrigation concepts at 10 a.m; pros and cons of turf varieties at 11 a.m; choosing perennials for a sequence of seasonal color at noon; composting your yard waste at 1 p.m.; and pruning at 2:30 p.m. No registration required.

Gardening Classes at Hillside Gardens and Nursery, 1006 S. Institute. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Call 520-9463 for details. On April 28: Pets and Plants. On May 5: Growing tomatoes. On May 12: Butterfly Gardens. On May 19: Hummingbird Gardens.

Curiosity Unlimited Lectures on the second Friday of each month in the Brooks Room of the Library building at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Programs begin at 10 a.m., coffee at 9:30. Free parking in the visitor's lot, validation stickers provided at the meeting. Details, Irene at 574-5156 or Jim, 633-0252. On May 11: "A Bit on Chaucer" by English Prof. Tom Napeirkowski, at the Spring Luncheon at Antonio's Italian Restaurant.

Wildflowers of Southern Colorado an evening nature talk with Dr. Neal Osborn at Mountain Park Environmental Center, at the Pueblo Mountain Park in Beulah. Free, 719/485-4444. Fri., May 18, 7 p.m.

Travel Photo Workshop, a one-day, four-hour course on travel photography (for travelers), at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Registration: 719-685-1861. (Also at Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo on June 16, 2001. Registration: 719-543-0130.) $79 + $10 materials fee. Sat., July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Photography classes at Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Includes wedding, portrait, black & White, digital photography, Photo 101 and more. Visit

www.shwemakers.com for full schedule or call 636-1696.

Youth Community Gardening Project, a training program teaching leadership, community service and gardening skills, is seeking local teenagers between the ages of 13-18 to participate in the summer program. Teens will work plots in Bear Creek Regional Park, and will be asked to come up with a meaningful way to share their harvest. Call Kristin Cunningham at 632-3563.

Chamber University, presented by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, offering classes in starting a business, marketing, e-commerce, leadership, seminars, financial and retirement planning, gaining Department of Defense contracts and more. Locations, times and fees vary. Call 575-4325 for details.

Spring community Education Classes presented by School District 11. Registration open now for classes in foreign languages, dance, crafts, art, self-help and more. Locations, times and costs vary. Call 520-2384 for details.

Secular Home Schooling Support Group meeting at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Offering support to parents of home schooled children. For more information, call 637-8282.

Literary EventsMarilyn Nelson, prize-winning poet whose books include The Homeplace and Fields of Praise, in Bemis Dining Hall on the Colorado College campus. Free. 389-6853. Thurs., April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Romance Writers meeting after the Pikes Peak Writer's Conference at the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Dr. Panel of speakers includes author Jo Beverly and Editor Linda Kichline. Open to all over age 18. 392-3740. Sun., April 29, 2 p.m.

Big Poppa E, nationally known spoken word artist, leading Colorado College students in an evening of performance poetry in Taylor Theater on the west side of the CC campus, adjacent to Bemis Hall. Free, 389-6607. Mon., April 30, 7:30 p.m.

Stuart Woods signing Cold Paradise at Barnes & Noble,1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Tues., May 1, 7:30 p.m.

First Friday Fandom, a book discussion group for sci-fi fans, meeting on the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free. Call for location information, 522-0484. On May 4th: SnowCrash, by Neal Stephenson. On June 1, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. On July 6, Strata by Terry Pratchett.

Poetry West Workshops, held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, usually in Colorado College's Worner Center, 389-6607. Free. On May 5: Led by Mary Frances Boyle. Bring copies of a poem to discuss. On May 16-20: The Baca Retreat at the Baca campus in the San Luis Valley. Call 632-4374. On June 2: Janet Kenning. Bring copies of a poem to discuss.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol on Thurs., May 10, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Group discussing veetarian related books on the third Friday of every month at 7 p.m. the East Library meeting room, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. For details or book listing, call Denise at 282-8812. Next meeting: May 18.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On May 22: Confucius Lives Next Door by Thomas Reid. On June 26: At Your Own Risk, by Thomas Sutherland. On July 24: Plainsong, by Kent Haruf.

Music acoustic, folk & country

Open Road Bluegrass Band at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $1-$2, 278-8108. Fri., April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Kraig Kenning, national slide guitar champion at Borders, xxx. Free, 266-1600. Fri., April 27, 8-9 p.m.

Peter Mayer with Malcolm Lucard in a house concert sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $8. Reservations required, 389-0719 or email

rgordon@pcisys.net. Thurs., May 10, 7 p.m.

George Winston, "rural folk piano player" at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., May 24, 8 p.m.

choral

Colorado College Choir Orchestra performing "Voices of Light" to the film The Passion of Joan of Arc in Shove Chapel on the east side of the campus at Yampa and Nevada. Free, 389-6607. Fri., May 4, 7:30 p.m.

With Organ and Song, a performance by the Bethany Lutheran Choir and members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1401 S. 8th St. Freewill offering. 632-9017. Sun., May 6, 4 p.m.

classical

Sound the Trumpets! The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs season finale featuring works by Haydn, Brahms and the world premier of Sam Hall's Four Songs for Bass and Chamber Orchestra. At First Christian Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $5-$10, 633-3649. Sun., April 29, 2:30 p.m.

Quatro Mani Piano Duo featuring Susan Grace and Alice Rybak performing with percussionists John Kinzie and David Colson in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., April 29, 3 p.m.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra with violinist Ted Benson performing works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Holst. Free, 389-6607. In Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Tues., May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Celebration Dinner Concert featuring Kenneth Law, prinicipal cellist of the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic, on the violoncello; Colorado Springs Symphony Concertmaster Micheal Hanson and viola player Catherine Hanson. At the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $35, benefits the Pikes Peak Library District's African-American Historical and Cultural Endowment Fund. RSVP by May 25. 593-8400. Fri., June 1, 6:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Festa de Mayo, Brazilian jazz and swing by the Colorado College Jazz Ensemble directed by Richard Inouye in Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Queen City Jazz Band with vocalist Wende Harston and trombonist Bill Allred at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada ave. $5-$15, 632-8719. Fri., May 18, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

LEZBOS (Lesbians Engaged in Zany Bodacious Outrageous Stuff) and Sensible Shoes performing at the Bijou Bar & Grill, 2510 E. Bijou. $10, benefits non-profits. Purchase tickets in advance by calling 473-5718. Fri., April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Bowed Piano Ensemble, a ten-member group exploring the leading edge of performance with sounds made directly on the strings of a grand piano, playing in the Historic Court Room of the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Featuring soprano Victoria Hanson Clamp. Free, 395-5990. Sat., April 28, 2 and 4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition Concert featuring winning original works from this year's competition by kids ages5 to 18. In the Lloyd Shaw Auditorium at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road. Free, 635-1561. Sat., April 28, 3 p.m.

Gospel Extravaganza featuring soloists from Trinity Baptist Church and other local choirs performing in Colorado College's Shove Chapel, on the east side of campus at Yampa and Nevada. Free, 389-6607. Sun., May 6, 4 p.m.

Colorado College Concert Band performing music from Gone With the Wind, Schindler's List The Hunchback of Notre Dame and more in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., May 6, 7 p.m.

reggae

Rastadanues Reggae Band at Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon St. 634-3522. Sat., May 5, 3-7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Jerry Cantrell with MIRV and Comes with the Fall at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12.43, 800/965-4827. Thurs., April 26, 9 p.m.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Tues., May 1, 9 p.m.

Fear Factory at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $16.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., May 5, 8 p.m.

Dick Dale with Big Back Yard at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800-965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Sun., May 6, 8 p.m. doors.

Inertia with Project X at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave. $12, 520-0980. Tues., May 8.

Room 46, Colorado College's award-winning a cappella group performing music from the 1950s to today in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., May 11-12, 7:30 p.m.

Monster Magnet at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15, 800/965-4827. Wed., May 16, 8 p.m.

Ja' Rule with Trick Daddy at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Tickets sold for the cancelled Ludacris/Ja' Rule show will be honored. $26-$32. 578-6652. Fri., May 18, 8 p.m.

Savoy Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., May 25, 9 p.m.

Kottonmouth Kings at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Thurs., May 31, 9 p.m.

Evan & Jaron at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., June 6, 8 p.m.

Insane Clown Posse at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Tesla at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $26, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Thurs., May 10, 9 p.m.

Guitars & Saxes at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $34, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Wed., May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Jonatha Brooke at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $17.50, 800/965-4827 or at all TicketWeb locations (Independent Records). Wed., June 8, 9 p.m.

Styleistic Productions presents DJ BabyAnne, DJ Mea, Groovgurl and DJ Kerri at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 24, 9 p.m.

music announcements

Subject to Change, a conference on the social, political and cultural aspects of the hip-hop movement featuring speakers, films, forums and performers from across the country at Colorado College. Free. For details call 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat, April 26-28.

20th Century Music, a class taught by Michael Campion at the Pikes Peak Educational Cooperative Studio, 223 S. Prospect St. $69, 633-9373. Five Thursdays from 6:30--9:30 p.m., May 10-June 7.

PerformancesDance

Pucci: Sport, combining dance, athletics and league sports at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $14-$35, 520-SHOW. Fri., April 27, 8 p.m.

Quetzalli - Ballet Folklorico de Vera Cruz, performing as part of the Town and Gown Performing Arts Series in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater, Pueblo. Call 719/542-1211 for ticket information. Thurs., May 3, 7:30 p.m. PHOTO?

Tunjung Sari, Balinese dance and gamelan music directed by I Made Lasmawan in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sun., May 13, 3 p.m.

Theater

The Bauhaus Follies in UCCS' Dwire Theater, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Parking is not a problem. Not recommended for young children. $5-$15, 262-3232. Thursdays through Saturdays, April 20-29, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. 2 p.m .matinee, Sat. April 28.

Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park performed by the Woodland Players at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. $10-$12, 687-5284. Fri.-Sat., April 27-28, 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 29, 2 p.m.

Shakespeare's As You Like It performed by Steele Shakespearian Players in the Penrose Library Meeting Room, 20 N. Cascade. Free, 328-4754. Fri., April 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Home Show -- From Marketplace to Table Grace performed by First Strike Theater in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $5-$10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. 632-6189. Fri.-Sat., April 27-28 and May 4-5, 8 p.m.

Arsenic & Old Lace performed by Palmer High School Masque & Sandal in the Palmer auditorium, NE corner of Platte and Nevada. $3-$5, 328-5000. Thurs.-Sat., May 3-5, 7 p.m. Sat., May 5, 2 p.m.

Grease by the Repertory Theater Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. May 4-20.

Othello Goes to Washington, an original adaptation of Shakespeare's study of jealousy and the psychology of love, written by CIVA students Larry Reedy and Brandon Strong. At the Benet Hill auditorium, 2577 Chelton Rd. Donation requested. 633-1306. Recommended for junior high students and older. Fri.-Sat., May 4-5, 7-9 p.m.

Anton Chekov's Three Sisters performed by the Colorado College Drama and Dance Department in Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., May 10-12, 8 p.m.

Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company. $3, 634-5583. June 12-17, 10 a.m. and noon.

Danger Ranger Granger, an audience participation-style environmental melodrama followed by a '50-'60s style Sing-A-Long with Charlie Davenport at 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.

announcements

Palmer High School holding auditions for Annie. Seeking kids ages 8-16 who can sing or dance. Details and appointments, 328-9699. Sat., April 28.

Tri-Lakes Theatre Group holding auditions for The Zoo Story at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Two adult males needed. Details, 520-9346. Also holding auditions for The Way of All the Fish and Virtual Reality. Two adult males and two adult females needed, 447-1646. June production dates. Paid positions. Sat., April 28, noon.

Pikes Peak Youth Theater holding auditions for The Hobbit. Actors 25 and under needed. Bring prepared monologue. 684-0160. At the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. Sun., April 29, 4 p.m.

Youth Shakespeare Company, a newly-formed group under the direction of UCCS TheaterWorks, holding auditions for The Comedy of Errors, July 15-16. Candidates ages 15-18 should prepare a monologue from Shakespeare. Students selected to perform will be required $300 to cover production costs. Appointments, 262-3114. Sun., April 29 and May 6, 1-4 p.m.

TheaterWorks Shakespeare Festival holding auditions for All's Well That End Well in Dwire Theater. Candidates should be able to read one Shakespeare monologue and one regular monologue with a combined time of no more than three minutes. Appointments, 262-3114. Sat., May 5, 1-5 p.m.

Youth Repertory Theater Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale, holding auditions for kids age 12-18 for the Youth Repertory Theater Workshop, a 3-week class culminating in a full-stage production, July 9-29. Appointments, 634-5583. Sat., May 5.

Upstart Performing Ensemble seeking an African-American actor to play Martin Luther King in an early June production of The Meeting. Call 636-5089 for details.

Colorado Youth Theater holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz. Also seeking an African-American male for The Cay. Adult actors and teachers needed for paid positions in dinner shows and summer day camps. Call 328-0206 for information or for details on enrollment in summer acting classes.

RecreationGuided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sun., April 29, 1 p.m.: Family Hike, appropriate for elementary age kids. On Mon., April 30, 6 p.m.: Another Quarter Moon Hike. On Mon., May 6, 6:30 p.m.: Full Moon Hike. On Sat., May 12, 8:30 p.m.: A Morning in May Hike. On Sat., May 19, 9 a.m.: Wildflower Hike. On Sat., May 27, 1 p.m.: Birding Hike.

Free Fly Fishing workshops at Angler's Covey, 917 W. Colorado Ave. 471-2984. Saturdays, 10 a.m. On April 28: Small Stream Strategies and Locations. On May 5: South Platte Entomology. On May 12: A Woman's Perspective on Fly-fishing. On May 19: Fly-fishing High Mountain Lakes.

Garden of the Gods 5's, a 5 mile or 5K run through the park. The second leg of the Grand Prix of Running. Prizes awarded 3-deep in all age categories. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Free parking at MCI/Worldcom, shuttle buses to race site provided. Sat., May 5, 8 a.m.

Garden of the Gods Moonlight Hike with Friends on Foot. Bring water, rain gear, jacket, good shoes, etc. For ages 10 and up. Reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., May 5, 6:30-8 p.m.

Rainbow Bridge Navajo Hike. Hike to the pristine natural rock bridge with members of the Atene family, experienced Native American teachers and guides who have been featured in National Geographic and Outside. Learn natural and cultural history of the beautiful Utah canyon country. Four-day trip begins in Moab at the Canyonlands Field Institute. $750, $100 tax deductible. Details, 800/860-5262. May 10-14.

Bloomin' Bike Ride at Fountain Creek Regional Trail. Meet at the Duckwood Road trailhead. Bring your bike, helmet and water. Reservations required, 520-6745. Sat., May 26, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Weekend hikes with Vegetarians of Colorado Springs. First Sunday of the month rated easy and each Sunday hike gets progressively harder. Free. Call Denise, 282-8812.

Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation holding registration for youth Spring Soccer, youth swimming lessons, adult winter softball and 50 Plus winter softball. Fees and times vary. Call 385-5981, or 385-5984 for swim info.

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.

Special EventsNative American Culture Fair featuring music, food, face painting, drumming, storytelling, poetry, hair braiding, singing, dancing and more in Colorado College's Gates Common Room. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Fur-r-r Ball 2001: A Pet Odyssey, a black-tie optional gala event benefiting the Humane Society at the Antler's Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring live music, a pet lovers silent auction, adoptable pet parade, and dinner. $100 per person, 473-1741, ext. 114. Sat., April 28, 6 p.m. to midnight.

43rd Annual Ebony Fashion Fair, sponsored by Iota Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. At the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $26-$31, 520-SHOW. Sat., April 28, 8 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Cat Fancier's annual Cat Show at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. Featuring four rings in which cats will be judged daily, adoptable cats and a shopping area. $3-$5. Sat.-Sun., April 28-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beltane Ritual featuring a Maypole dance with Earth Spirit Pagans in "the Grove" at Monument Valley Park. $1 suggested donation, bring fingerfood or a beverage to share. Info and directions, 800/731-2650. Sun., April 29, 11 a.m.

Paws in the Park 2001, presented by Dreampower Animal Rescue at Bear Creek Park West. Featuring dog walks, pet parades, games for dogs and their people, demonstrations, contests, pet adoption fair and much more. Free. Register to bring your dog by calling 390-7838. Sat., May 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

37th annual Springs Show and Sale hosted by the Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild, at the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads, behind the fire station. Featuring more than 100 artists. No strollers allowed. Thurs.-Sat., May 3-5, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., May 6, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friends of El Pueblo Museum's Victorian Ball, a masquerade ball in Pueblo Community College's Fortino ballroom. Dinner will be followed by daning to the Fourth Artillery Quadrille. $25-$60, 719/583-0453. The ball will be preceded by a free "A Stroll through Time", a Victorian afternoon on Riverwalk's Grand Stairway featuring Victorian dress demonstrations. Victorian or eveningwear requested. Sat., May 5, 6:30 p.m.

Spring into AuCTION! The 4th annual Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) Spring Brunch and Silent Auction at the Doubletree World Arena Hotel, I-25 and Circle. $20, benefits IHN, a network of churches and synagogues the provide shelter and food to homeless families. Reservations by April 29, 475-2685. Sun., May 6, noon to 3 p.m.

Clay Jenkinson, distinguished humanities scholar and host of NPR's The Thomas Jefferson Hour, speaking on "The Landscape of the Improbable: the Changing West" at the anniversary luncheon of Cheyenne Mountain KIVA. At the DoubleTree World Arena Hotel, I-25 and Circle Dr. For details and registration call 632-7000. Thurs., May 10.

Manitou Springs Garden Club Plant Sale at Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Featuring perennials, shrubs, vines, herbs, groundcovers and annuals grown locally by club members to compliment difficult local growing conditions. CSU Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Proceeds are used for education and community gardening programs. Sat., May 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Human Race Against the Arms Race a 5k fun run/march/street theatre event followed by a Peace Fair with music, speakers, food, and activist information at Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission and Citizens for Peace in Space. For registration or more information visit www.pikespeakjusticeandpeace.org/race.html or call Shea at 632-6189. Sun., May 13, 1p.m.

Non-Profit Leadership Conference featuring all-day workshops and lectures on leadership, fund development, management, marketing and volunteer management at the DoubleTree Hotel and the Penrose House. $475 for all three days, Registration for keynote dinner or breakfast sessions only available. Call 575-4341 or click

www.chambernonprofitpartnership.org. Mon.-Wed., May 14-16.

Earth Spirit Pagans Community Potlucks in the Grove at Monument Valley Park on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Bring a dish or refreshments to share. Details, 800/731-2650. Next potluck: May 6.

Colorado College Commencement featuring keynote speech by Colorado Attorney general Ken Salazar, 1977 CC graduate. On Armstrong Quad, just north of Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. In case of bad weather, may be held at the World Arena. Listen to KRCC 91.5 FM Monday morning. Free, 389-6265. Mon., May 21, 8:30 a.m.

Garden Conservancy Open Day in Colorado Springs, as detailed in the 2000 edition of Garden Conservancy Open Days Directory, which lists 416 of the country's best gardens, and when they are open to the public. Featuring a self-led tour of six private gardens, beginning with the Marshall Garden, 11 E. Columbia, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 888/842-

Jack Quinn's Pub Quiz, a great excuse to get together with friends and test your trivia knowledge. Traditional Irish pub past-time, at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St. Call 385-0766 for details. Every Sunday at 7 p.m.

Youth & Family EventsPrograms at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., April 28, 1-2 p.m.: Wild Bird Folklore. On Sat., May 5, 7-9 a.m. Spring Bird Count. On Sat., May 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: 25th annual Spring Hike (no reservations required). On Sat., May 26, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. "Spring Showers Bring May Flowers" Hike.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., April 28, 9:30-11 a.m.: Turtle Time. On Sat., May 5, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Birding for Beginners. On Wed., May 9, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.; also Thurs., May 10, 4-5:30 p.m.: Bird Watching for Kids. On Sat., May 12, 7-11 a.m.: Spring Bird Count. On Sat., May 19, 9-10:30 p.m.: Sights & Sounds of Spring. On Wed., May 30, 10-11:15 and 1:30-2:45 p.m.; also on Thurs., May 31, 4-5:30 p.m.: Wetlands Are Wild.

Beltane Ritual for kids and their families sponsored by the Pagan Children's Circle of Colorado Springs. For location e-mail starfrog_24@altavista.com or call 634-7820. Bring a potluck dish to share. Sat., April 28, 2 p.m.

Oliver Button is a Sissy, a musical based on the children's book by Tomie di Paola, performed by the Denver Gay Men's Chorus at Shwayder Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St. The performance is designed to reach out to kids of all ages in praise of individualism. $5-$10, or $25 for two evening performances, 800/851-8175. The 2 p.m. performances on April 28 is condensed for 6-12 year-olds, and will be followed by a talk-back session. Sat. April 28, 2 and 8 p.m.

Pucci: Sport Free Family Day hosted by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Casace Ave. Featuring Frisbee Freestyle demonstration, poster signings by local illustrator Michael Hague, and performance participation by local youth dancers. 597-3344. Sun., April 29, 2 and 4 p.m.

Japan America Society Children's Day featuring crafts, kite-making, calligraphy and an origami demonstration by Hiroshi Iwamiya from Fujiyoshida, Japan. At Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sat., May 5, 10 a.m.

Teens Need Parents Seminar at the Family Resource Center in Divide. Presented by Michelle Baranek. Consists of two 4 hour sessions for parents of pre-teens on asset building, adolescent development, personality styles and sexuality. Free childcare provided on site. Free. Registration, 686-0705. Sat., May 5 and 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children's Book Exchange at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Drop off children's book you no longer want in the morning and receive a ticket for each book you drop off. Come back in the afternoon and use your tickets to "buy" new used books. Details, 593-8000. Sat., May 5. Dropoff, 10 a.m. to noon. Exchange, 1-3 p.m.

The Jungle Book performed by the Pine Creek High School Drama department at the Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. 531-6333. Wed., May 16, 11-11:45 a.m.

Harry Potter Party featuring Inspector Magic, face painting, crafts, food, trivia contest and owls from the Raptor Center of Pueblo at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. (in Bally Plaza). Free, 597-7070. Sat. May 19, 2-4 p.m.

Family Nature Games at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. For elementary-age kids. Learn about nature by playing a bunch of terrific nature games. Registration, 719/485-4444. On Sat., May 26, 1 p.m.

Children's Storytime every Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free. Stories and readers vary, call 637-8282 for details.

Out of Town Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

Keller Williams at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., April 26, 9 p.m.

Roots of the Blues weekend featuring Del Ray on Fri., April 27 and John Jackson, Grand gentleman of the blues on Sat., April 28. At Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. $22-$25 single show, $38-$45 for weekend pass. 303/777-1003.

Keller Williams at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., April 27, 8 p.m.

Ray Wylie Hubbard, the "original cowboy twinkie" at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $14-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., May 4, 8 p.m.

Grubstake at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., May 5, 8 p.m.

Zakir Hussain and Shivkumar Sharma at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $18-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Sun., May 13, 7:30 p.m.

John Gorka with Alice Peacock at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $15-$17, 303/777-1003. Fri., May 18 , 8 p.m.

George Jones at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $39-$69, 520-9090. Sat., May 19, 8 p.m.

Leo Kottke at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Thurs., June 14, 7 p.m.

Emmylou Harris at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $37-$40, 800/965-4827. Wed., June 20, 7 p.m.

Willie Nelson with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Altan at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.

Beausoleil at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 27, 7 p.m.

art

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring I Desire to go to School: Photographs from the China Hope Project, through May 27.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Featuring Udo Noger, 1990-2000; Stratavaria, glass, silicone and tar works created on site by Melissa Kretschmer; and Comfort Station, a group exhibition featuring works by five new artists from the University of Colorado Masters Fine Arts Program. Through June 2.

Carol Mier Fashion, 754 Santa Fe, Denver. 303/446-0117. Thurs.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Conversations with Paint and Metal, artwork by Barbara Resch and Edie Nelson. Opening reception: Fri., May 4, 6-9 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia, through April 29. Winslow Homer Facing Nature, through April 29. Joel Shapiro: Sculpture, through April 30. Deep Roots: Six Contemporary American Indian Artists, through May 6. Textile Art: Recent Acquisitions, through June 17. Between the Lines: Wordworks by Roland Bernier, April 21 through Aug. 12. Seven Point Perspective: Photogrpahy From the Denver Salon, through Sept. 2. Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31. Many more exhibitions, for details visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Indigos, 215 W. 13th Ave., Denver, 303/825-3072. Featuring The Magical Use of Dreaming, ceramic sculpture by Caroline Douglas and paintings by Laura Marshall, through April 28.

Classical & jazz music

Jon Held, formerly of AIRJAZZ, performing solo in the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th at Tennyson, Denver. $15, 303/443-5858. Thurs.-Sat., April 26-28, 7:30 p.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $20-$25, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., April 19, 8 p.m.

The John Scofield Real Jazz Project at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22-$26.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri. May 4, 8 p.m.

The Irish Tenors at Magness Showcase Theater, Denver. $48-$68, 520-9090. Wed., June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass featuring four days of live music. On Thurs., June 21: Salsa and Swing dance party featuring Squirrel Nut Zippers, 6 p.m. Afro-Cuban All-Stars, 8 p.m. General admission, $30. On Fri., June 22: Barbaritto Torres of the Buena Vista Social Club, 6 p.m. Diana Krall, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Sat., June 23: Liquid Soul, 3 p.m. Delbert McClinton, 5 p.m. Patti LaBelle, 7:30 p.m. $20-$75. On Sun., June 24: Blind Boys of Alabam, 3 p.m. Susan Tedeschi, 5 p.m. Jonny Lang, 7:30 p.m. $20-$75. Ticket info, 520-9090. General info, 970/920-4996 or

www.jazzaspen.com.

JVC Winter Park Jazz Festival featuring Guitars & Saxes, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Eubanks and the Hazel Miller Band on Saturday; W.A.R., Kirk Whalum & Wayman Tisdale, Deep Banana Blackout, Yellowjackets and Dotsero on Sunday. $32.50-$37.50 GA, $55-$65 two-day pass. VIP tickets available. 520-9090. July 14-15.

comedy

Mort Sahl, comedy legend, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., April 26, 8 p.m. Fri., April 27, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., April 28, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Dave Chappelle, star of the ABC sitcom Buddies at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $29.75, 520-9090. Fri., May 18, 8 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Ominous Seapods at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Thurs., April 26, 8 p.m.

Brethren Fast, Yo Flaco!, Bushtik and Mind Go Flip at the Soiled Dove, Denver. 303/299-0100. Thurs., April 26, 8:30 p.m.

16 Horsepower at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50-$12.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., April 27, 9 p.m.

Johnny Winter at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., April 28, 9 p.m.

Old 97s with Josh Joplin Band at Tulagi, Boulder. $15, 303/447-0095. Sat., April 28, 9 p.m.

Juliana Theory with Hyacinth at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Sat., April 28, 8 p.m.

Papa Yah at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., Boulder. Free, 303/546-0886. 21+. Sun., April 29, 10 p.m.

Toadies with Enon and Diffuser at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $14.25, 520-9090. Sun., April 29, 8 p.m.

Bon Jovi with SR-71 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $32.50-$57.50, 520-9090. Mon., April 30, 8 p.m.

Gary Numan at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., May 1, 8 p.m.

Kenny Wayne Shepard at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., May 2, 8 p.m.

MU330 with Lawrence Arms, Big D and The Kids Table at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Wed., May 2, 8 p.m.

Giant People with Carlos Washington at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $6.25-$7.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., May 3, 9 p.m.

CANCELLED Papa Roach with Fear Factory at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. Refunds available at point of purchase. 520-9090. Fri., May 4, 8 p.m.

Wailing Souls at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $11.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., May 4, 9 p.m.

Dick Dale at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver, 303/322-2308. $15. Sat., May 5, 8 p.m.

Lost at Last at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., May 5, 9 p.m.

The Melvins with Hank Williams III at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $ TBA, 303/443-3399. Limited all-ages. Mon., May 7, 9 p.m.

Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $33, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., May 8, 7 p.m.

Sizzla at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., May 9, 8 p.m.

Badly Drawn Boy at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Wed., May 9, 8 p.m.

Kaboom featuring DJ Chonz & Sabatage at the Foxt Theater, Boulder. $6.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., May 10, 10 p.m.

Offspring at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $30.50-$33.25, 520-9090. Fri., May 11, 5 p.m.

David Clayton-Thomas and Blood, Sweat and Tears with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Magness Showcase Theater, Richie Center, Denver. $45-$65, 520-9090. Sat., May 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Big Wu with Shanti Groove at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., May 12, 9 p.m.

G. Love & Special Sauce with Dispatch at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $20-$22, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., May 12, 8 p.m.

Mark Knopfler with William Topley at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$77.50, 520-9090. Sat., May 12, 7:30 p.m.

David Gray at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. at Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with The Wallflowers at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $47.50, 520-9090. Tues., May 15, 7:30 p.m. Second show added! Wed., May 16, 7:30 p.m.

Black Crowes with Oasis and Spacehog at Fiddler's Green, Denver. $27-$40, 520-9090. Thurs., May 17, 6:30 p.m.

Hothouse Flowers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., May 17, 9 p.m.

The Mother Hips at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50-$7.50, 303/447-0095. Fri., May 18, 9 p.m.

The Weakerthans with Dashboard Confessional at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Mon., May 21, 7 p.m.

An Evening with Donny Osmond at the Temple Buell Theater at the Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. $25-$50, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., May 22-23, 8 p.m.

David Byrne at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., May 24, 8 p.m.

Cappadonna with Remedy at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 18+. Sun., May 27, 9 p.m.

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band at Fiddler's Green, Denver. $31.50-$59.50, 520-9090. Thurs., May 31, 7:30pm

JAKA with Being Lara Makovich at Tulagi, Boulder. $5, 303/447-0095. Fri., June 1, 9 p.m.

Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., June 2, 9 p.m.

Levon Helm & the Barnburners at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., June 6, 9 p.m.

Built to Spill at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $16.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., June 8, 8 p.m.

Lake Trout at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50-$11.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sat., June 9, 9 p.m.

Coldplay with Grandaddy at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $20, 520-9090. 16+. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

Sally Taylor Band at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Sat., June 16, 9 p.m.

Rod Stewart at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.25-$125.25, 520-9090. Mon., June 8, 8 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Keb' Mo' at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $30-$40, 520-090. Tues., June 19, 7 p.m.

Ozzfest 2001 featuring Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Crazy Town and 12 other bands at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $40.25-$55.25, 520-9090. DATE CHANGE: Thurs., June 21.

Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., June 22, 9 p.m.

Neil Sedaka and Dionne Warwick with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Magness Showcase Theater, Richie Center, Denver. $45-$65, 520-9090. Sun., June 24, 7:30 p.m.

Railroad Earth pre-String Cheese kick-off at Tulagi, Boulder. $5.25, 303/447-0095. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $30-$35, 520-9090. Sat., June 30 and Sun., July 1, 7:30 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident at The Headwall at Mt. Werner, Steamboat Springs. With Blues Traveler and Israel Vibration, Tues., July 3, 2 p.m. With Ben Harper (solo) and Charlie Hunter, Wed., July 4, 2 p.m. $35 per day or $60 for two-day pass, 520-9090.

Dave Matthews Band with Macy Gray at Folsom Field on the CU Campus, Boulder. $49.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

N'Sync at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $29.50-$65.50 plus service charges, 520-9090. Limit of 8 tickets per person. Fri., July 13, 7:30 p.m.

Journey with Peter Frampton at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Brian Setzer's '68 Comeback Special at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., July 31, 8 p.m.

Art Garfunkel at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $37-$40, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Nanci Griffith at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $32-$35, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

Backstreet Boys with Shaggy at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.

King Sunny Ade at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $27-$30, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

James Taylor at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $47.50-$57.50 all reserved, 520-9090. Sat., Sept 1, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept 2, 7:30 p.m.

theater

Brecht on Brecht at Germinal Stage Denver, 2450 W. 44th Ave. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., through May 6.

Neil Simon's Sweet Charity at the Arvada Center, Denver. Tues.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Wed., 1 p.m. through May 6.

Oliver Button is a Sissy, a musical based on the children's book by Tomie di Paola, performed by the Denver Gay Men's Chorus at Shwayder Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St. The performance is designed to reach out to kids of all ages in praise of individualism. $5-$10, or $25 for two evening show, 800/851-8175. The 2 p.m. show on April 28 is condensed for 6-12 year-olds, and will be followed by a talk-back session. Sat., April 21, 8 p.m. Sat. April 28, 2 and 8 p.m.

The Future of Food, created by Naropa University students at the Boulder Museum Theater, Boulder. $3-$5, 303/443-2122.Fri., May 4, 8 p.m.

The Dinosaur Play, a children's theater production at the Arvada Center, Denver. $4-$6, 303/431-3939. Runs most Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. and noon, through May 11.

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