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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 Nature's Fantasy, clay art by Arlene Wood, through May. Opening reception: Sun., May 6, 1-4 p.m.

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.

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 Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by Wallace Conway, Nadine Partridge, Jude Silva and Table Rock Trading Co., plus children's art from the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration and Harrison School District, through June.

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

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 Defining Self, new works by 3-D artist Lisa Chicoyne, May 4-29. Opening reception: Sat., May 5, 2-5 p.m.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Catch & Release, prints by Ramona Lapsely, May 3-July 5. Opening reception: Thurs., May 3, 5-7 p.m.

John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8407. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring works on paper by Edward Sajbel and Robert Hench, professors emeritus from USC, through May. Opening reception: Fri., May 4, 5-9 p.m.

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 May 25). 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.

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. The Biennial Art Faculty Exhibit, through March 30.

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 Visions In Glass, works by White Elk, May 5-31.

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.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring pottery by Manny. Opening reception: Sun., May 6, 6-8 p.m.

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.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring spring exhibition of new work by Nancy Baldrica, through May 31. Opening reception: Thurs., May 3, 6-8 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 Ted Engelmann and Sen Thi Nguyen Photo Exhibit, powerful pictures of Vietnam, through June 1.

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 Centum, a collection of 100 pieces from Front Range artists, through May 12. The Pots & Planters Sale, featuring functional works by local artists, Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, 100 Ways to Have Fun, in Buell Children's Theater, through May 31. Summer exhibition theme: Customized & Converted: The Art of the Automobile. Featuring Converted: Art Inspired by Car Culture, in the White Gallery, May 26-Aug. 25. Low 'N' Slow: The Art of the Low Rider, in Hoag Gallery, May 5-Aug. 11. Resurrected: The VW Series, in the Regional Gallery, May 12-Aug. 18. Speedster Bodies: Celebrating the Hot Rod, through Aug. 4. Full Service: A Closer Look at the Filling Station, in the 3rd floor Foyer Gallery, May 12-Aug. 18. Car Toons: The Art of Automobile Cartooning, in the 2nd floor Foyer Gallery, May 12-Aug. 18.

Sparrow Hawk Gallery, 3919 Palmer Park Blvd., 572-6789. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring watercolor and ink works by Marsha Ashby Schillinger. Gallery also offering art classes with Donna Francis.

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 Hessman Trades Residential Straw Bale Student Architectural Competition, showcasing the best in straw bale home design, through May. Awards ceremony: Sat., May 19, 7 p.m.

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

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. "Strokes From the Subconscious" on Sat., May 12, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 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.

98.1 KKFM SUMMERJAM/Chili Cook-Off seeking craft and retail vendors for the Aug. 4 festival at the Air Force Academy Falcon Staduim. Annual attendance of 7,500-8,500. Features performances by Molly Hatchet, Tiny Barge, Firefall, and Badfinger. Applications, 477-1802.

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

Bulletin Boardannouncements

Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd., collecting near-new, collectable and other saleable items of all sizes, such as boats, art, tools, etc., for its Spring fundraising auction, May 19. Funds benefit the YOC at the 33 youth organizations that use its facilities. To donate, call 633-9660.

clubs & organizations

Democrat Club Breakfast at the Olive Branch Restaurant, 23 S. Tejon. Speaker will be Judy Noyes, newly elected City Council Member, talking about her election and what she plans to change over the next two years. RSVP to Mark Entrekin, 548-8798. Thurs., May 3, 7:30-8:30 a.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.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a vegetarian potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m., at varying members' homes. For details or club information, visit www.vsc.org. Next gathering: May 13.

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society meeting at the Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Topic: Topaz of Pikes Peak. Free. Details, Ruth Cook 632-9686. Thurs., May 17, 7:30 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. Next meeting: May 23.

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

Forums & discussions

Veterans Forum addressing the VA Healthcare system, State Veteran nursing homes, Medicade/Medicare, Social Security benefits, VA benefits, TriCare for Life and more at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. Free. Reservation, 444-5625. Wed., May 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

The Arthritis Foundation seeking runners and walkers of all ages for its "Joints in Motion" marathon training team to participate in one of the following races: Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 29 or Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 9. In exchange for a 20-week personalized training schedule, airfare and hotel accommodations, participants raise money to support the Foundation. For more, call 520-5711.

senior programs & activities

Viva! Cinco De Mayo! Enjoy the music and culture of Mexico with Ballet Folklorico de la Raza and Lil' Mariachi de Pueblo, and sample traditonal Mexican food and drink. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Blvd. Free, 385-5933. Fri., May 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Veterans Forum addressing the VA Healthcare system, State Veteran nursing homes, Medicade/Medicare, Social Security benefits, VA benefits, TriCare for Life and more at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. Free. Reservation, 444-5625. Wed., May 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Positive Mental Health: Keeping the Spirits Up, presented by Dan Segal, Ph. D., director of the CU Aging Center, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. Reservations, 385-5933. Thurs., May 10, 1-2 p.m.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Wed., May 9, 10-11:30 a.m.: Community Health Options for Senior Primary Care. On Thurs., May 10, 10-11:30 a.m.: Mobility Health Assistance: A Key to Maintaining Independence. On Wed., May 16, 1-2 p.m.: Osteoporosis, the Quiet Disease. On Fri., May 18, 1-2:30 p.m.: The Aging Mind, Our Three-Pound Universe.

Honoring the Ages, an awards ceremony recognizing positive efforts on behalf of older adults in the Pikes Peak region, presented by the Senior Resource Council, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features live music by the Colorado Springs Conservatory and refreshments. Free, 385-5933. Tues., May 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Springs Style: Fashion and Fun, a fashion show of near-new outfits and benefit for Operation School Bell, a program that provides kids with new school clothes. Clothing will be on sale at great prices at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Fri., May 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

CS Senior Center Trips, leaving from the Center, 1514 N. Hancock Blvd., On Tues., May 22, 9-3 p.m.: Pueblo's New Riverwalk and Union Station Historic District. $6. RSVP by May 7 , 385-5933.

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. Featuring "The Near Eastside: A Walk", Tues., May 8, 10 a.m. to noon. "Synapse: Looking Within", Tuesdays, May 8-22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. "Feng Shui", Wednesdays, May 9-23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. "Introduction to Storytelling", Thurs., May 10, 10 a.m. to noon. "Speak Up! Speak Easy!" Fridays, May 11-25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. "Noel Coward", Mon., May 14 and 21, 1-4 p.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVP's suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., May 23, 1-3 p.m., Bemis School of Art instructors will help you realize your creativity with hands-on sessions in painting, drawing and printmaking.

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.

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 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

Department of Wildlife seeking volunteers to help with a bats/inactive mines project. Training provided for teams (ages 18 or older) to monitor mine entrances for bat activity and recommend for gating. Next training: May 5, 6 p.m. at the Hunter Education bldg., 6060 Broadway, Denver. Call 303/291-7501 for more information.

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is seeking professional and dedicated volunteers to work with victims of domestic violence. All training provided -- only qualification is that you must have kindness in your heart. Next training begins May 31. Call Doreen at 633-1462 for information and applications.

The Children's Literacy Center seeks volunteers ages 16 or older (13-15 with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading to first, second and third graders who need a little extra help to achieve success. Spend two hours per week for six weeks, training provided. Details, 471-8672.

Silver Key Senior Services seeking people to help drive local elderly persons to the grocery store, the bank, doctor, etc. Invest just four hours a week or month and don't pay a penny for your gas! Call Diane at 632-1521.

Out Volunteer (a project of the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado) seeking LGBT and Allied people to volunteer for community projects. Must enjoy volunteering for nonprofits and the community-at-large, and creating understanding, awareness, and positive visibilty for the LGBT community. Call 471-4429 ext. 5 for details. (Leave Message)

Meals-on-Wheels seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to area elderly people for two hours each week. Call Diane at Silver Key Senior Services, 632-1521.

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.

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.

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.

The Third Man, an starring Orsen Welles, being shown on the big screen at the May meeting of the Colorado Springs Film Society at Vanguard Church in the old Academy Station 6 theater, SW corner of Academy and Austin Bluffs. Free, 389-0039. Mon., May 21, 7 p.m.

LearningGardening 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.

Xeriscape 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.

Seven Secretes to Financial Independence, a seminar and dinner presented by Jane M. Young and Linda Yows Leitz, co-owners of Pinnacle Financial Concepts, Inc. At the Colorado Springs Country Club. $20. RSVP by May 8, 260-9800.

Exploiting U.S. Census Records, a genealogy presentation by Mary Beth Fay at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn how to take bland Census data and turn it into a treasure chest of information. Free, 632-0850. Wed., May 9, 7 p.m.

Ancient Mystery Cults and Christian Mysteries, a lecture by Marcia Dobson, Ph.D. in Colorado College's Max Kade Theater in Armstrong Hall, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado Springs. $5-$8, 685-4205. Wed., May 9, 7 p.m.

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.

Historic Southeastern Colorado and its History and Archaeology, a slide presentation and lecture by Richard Carillo in the Science Building auditorium at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $2-$4, 592-9780 or 636-3033. Tues., May 15, 6-9 p.m.

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. Reservations required, 719/485-4444. Fri., May 18, 7 p.m.

Blacksmithing Workshop for novices age 18 and up with ranch blacksmith Andy Morris at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. $150 includes materials and lunch. RSVP to 578-6777 by May 12. Two separate all-day workshops, Sat. and Sun., May 19-20, 8:30 a.m. to 5 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, on Saturday July 14, 2001, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $79 + $10 materials fee. Registration: 719-685-1861. Other dates will be added if this date is filled. (Also at Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo on June 16, 2001. Registration: 719-543-0130.)

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. Run until May? June?

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 EventsFirst 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.

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.

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.

Spiritual Gateways book discussion class meeting on the second Saturday of the month in the reading room at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. For information call Linda or Kery at 495-1096. Next meeting: May 12.

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.

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Music acoustic, folk & country

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.

Peace and Justice Coffee House featuring harpist Joanne Robinson at the historic fire house, 29 S. Institute, 632-6189. Thurs., May 17, 7-9 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.

Soli Deo Gloria Choir Spring Concert at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle South. Free, 574-6700. Sat., May 5, 7:30 p.m.

Choral Gems: Small Masterworks of Choral Liturature, the SINGERS annual concert at St. Michael the Archangel the Episcopal Church, 7400 Tudor Rd, Colorado Springs. $8-$10. 303/980-9184. Sat., May 5, 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.

Westmont College Choir & Chamber Singers at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5265 N. Union Blvd. Free, 598-4397. Fri., May 11, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Young Concert Artists Season Finale at First Christian Church, Platte and Cascade Ave. Free, 380-8711. Featuring orks by Beethoven and Vivaldi. Sat., May 5, 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

Fiesta 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

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.

rock, pop & blues

MU330 with Lawrence Arms and The Ghetto Cherubs at the Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave. $7, 633-0590. Thurs., May 3, 8 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 and Vox Demonna 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.

Saffire -- the Uppity Blues Women performing at a benefit for the Women's Resource Agency at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $35, 634-5583. Tues., May 22, 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

Black Rose Acoustic Society Group Music Lessons, including instruction in beginning fiddle, beginning banjo, mandolin, beginning guitar, intermediate guitar, mountian dulcimer and hammered dulcimer. At Meeker Music Studios, 113 E. Bijou St. Each course: $69-$79. Register by calling 578-0254. May 6-June10.

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

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

Godspell at St. Mary's High School, 2501 E. Yampa St. $3-$5, (senior citizens free on Sunday), 635-7540. Thurs.-Sat., May 3-5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 6, 2 p.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., 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.

Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the Wasson High Performing Arts Dep't. In the Wasson Auditorium, 2115 Afton Way. $5-$6. Reservations, 328-2029. Thurs.-Sat., May 10-12, 7:30 p.m.

Forever Plaid, a 1950s musical comedy at the Butte Opera House, Cripple Creek. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., May 11-12 and 18-19, 8 p.m.

Night Must Fall by Emyln Williams, performed by Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, corner of Kiowa and Weber streets, Colorado Springs. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., May 25-26, June 1-2 and 8-9, 8 p.m. Sun., June 10, 2 p.m.

Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, performed by the Tri-Lake Theater Group at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. June 1-16.

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

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 Repertoy Theater Workshop, a 3-week class culminating in a full-stage production, July 9-29. Appointments, 634-5583. Sat., May 5.

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., May 6, 1-4 p.m.

Fine Arts Center PlayFactory, children's theater production of the FAC Repertory Theatre Company, performed live in parks from June 11-July 5. Appointments, 634-5583. Fri., May 11.

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 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 May 5: South Platte Entomology. On May 12: A Woman's Perspective on Fly-fishing.

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.

Air Force Academy Volksmarch, a 5K and 10K non-competitive walking event beginning at Picnic Area #2, between 8 a.m. and noon. Free, 591-8193. Pets must be leashed. Strollers can complete the course, with difficulty. Sat., May 5.

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.

Silver Key Golf Tournament at Pine Creek Golf Club. Tournament costs include lunch, dinner, green fees, carts, range balls, awards, door prizes and chance to help Silver Key. Foursome: $600. To register call Arlinda Thomas at 632-1521 ext. 105.

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.

Women's walking group, walking at local parks and trails on weekday mornings. Free. For details, call Jan at 685-3157 or e-mail at

janschlieper@excite.com

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.

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.

Spectator SportsDave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Tournament at the U.S. Olympic Center 1. $2-$5, 598-8181. Fri.-Sun., May 11-13, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Monster Truck Challenge at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Fri.-Sun., May 18-20.

Special EventsIn honor of Birth Mothers and the life and love they have given their

children, we invite you to join us for Birth Mother's Recognition Day,

Saturday, May 12, 2001. It will be held at Bear Creek Park, Pavilion #4,

from 2:0pm to 3:30pm. Young children are invited to join us following the

ceremony. There is a playground nearby for them to play in during the

ceremony. Please provide supervision for your children. If you would like

more information or would like to attend, please call Diane at 578-1222 x10.

Sponsored by Bethany Christian Services and Catholic Charities of Colorado

Springs.The CC Hawaii Club will host its annual luau with food and entertainment

from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, in Gaylord Hall, located on the main

floor of the Worner Center on the northwest corner of Cascade and Cache La

Poudre. The event is free and open to the public.

The Hawaii Club, I MUA LOKAHI, is Hawaiian for "To Go Forward With Unity".

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 a Victorian dress demonstrations. Victorian or eveningwear requested. Sat., May 5, 6:30 p.m.

Birds and Breakfast, part of the International Dawn Chorus, when bird enthusiasts worldwide gather to listen to song birds in the early morning. Features a short bird identification program, listening walk through Sondermann Park and free continental breakfast. For ages 10 and up. At Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Reservations, 578-7088. Sun., May 6, 6-9:30 a.m.

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.

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.

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 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

The Cheese Tasting with David Kaufman, owner of The Truffle in Denver. Includes wine. At Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Reservations, 473-4900. Tues., May 15.

Barolo Tasting and Dinner at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring the best wines from traditional and new-style producers and a five-course Northern Italian meal. Reservations, 473-4900. Wed., May 16.

In Their Honor Fly-In, an airshow celebrating Armed Forces Weekend at the old Colorado Springs Airport, at the end of xxxxx Blvd. Dozens of WWII airplanes, modern fighter planes, helicopters and 20 exotic aircraft will be on display. Come talk with their pilots! $2-$3. Sat.-Sun., May 19-20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Taste of the Nation 2001: A Feast for Fulfillment at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Features cuisine prepared by 30 of the region's finest chefs to benefit Care & Share, the Second Harvest Food Bank and to raise awareness of those in need. $60, 389-0973. Sun., May 20, 5:30 p.m.

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 Cahe 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 888/842-2442 for more. $5 admission to each garden. Sat., June 30.

Youth & Family EventsMoonlight Madness at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Explore the lunar surface using binoculars and telescopes with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, investigate how the moon's impact craters, extinct volcanoes, ancient lava flows and mountain ranges form "the man in the moon". Free. Reservations, 578-7088. Fri., May 4, 8-9:30 p.m.

Portals to the Past, a celebration of Colorado Archaeology and Preservation Month at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Features demonstration in corn grinding, pinch pot making, storytelling through rock and ledger art, making stone tools and weapons and using a dig box. Find out how archaelogists learn about our past. Free, 385-5990. Sat., May 5, noon to 4 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Children's Museum in the Citadel Mall. Make a piata, God's Eye or clay Aztec Sun God, all supplies included. Free with admission. 574-0077. Sat., May 5, 11 a.m.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. 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., 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.

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.

Make Like an Ant and Find Your Own Fossil, a fossil-hunting program at the Western Museum of Mining and History, 125 Gleneagle Dr. Find fossils the way harvester ants do, and keep anything you find. For details, call Ruth Cook at 632-9686. Sat., May 12, 1-4 p.m.

Hummingbird Festival welcoming the birds back from the south at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Rd. Featured children's activities, face painting, food, a plant sale, climbing wall, speakers and much more. Free, 578-6146. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 4 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

Tony Furtado Band with The Single Malt Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., April 20, 9 p.m.

Robin and Linda Williams at Swallow Hill, 77 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., April 20, 8 p.m.

E-Town featuring CPR with Daivd Crosby at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Live radio taping. $11.55, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Sun., April 22, 7 p.m.

Paco de Lucia performing his legendary Flamenco guitar music at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver. $24-$34, 520-9090. Tues., April 24, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Steven Halpern and Jonathan Goldman at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., June 21, 8 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen's Texas Uprising featuring Junior Brown, Iris Dement, Todd Snider, and Stacey Earle at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $27.50-$30, 520-9090. Sat., June 23, 6:30 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

Art & Soul, 1615 Pearl St., Boulder. 303/443-5803. Featuring The Poetics of Space, paintings and works on paper by Amy Cheng, May 4-31. Opening reception: Fri., May 4, 6-9 p.m.

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.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring 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.

Classical & jazz music

Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band at the Arvada Center, Denver. $18-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 3-4, 7:30 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.

Scott Cossu, jazz pianist, at the Salida Steam Plant, Salida. $10, 719/942-3725. Sat., May 12, 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.

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$24, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Kol Simcha, jazz with a touch of Klezmer at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$22, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Mangione 25th Anniversary Concert at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$28, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

comedy

A.C.E. Comedy: A Festival for the Senses at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder. $8-$12, 303/443-2122. Fridays and Saturdays, May 11-19, 8 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.

opera

Ariadne auf Naxos by Opera Colorado at Boettcher Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Sung in German with English supertitles. $17-$125, 303/893-4100. Fri.-Sat., May 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 6, 2 p.m. Through May 6.

Orpheus and Eurydice by Opera Colorado at Boettcher Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. $17-$125, 303/893-4100. May 5-13.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Anti-Flag at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. 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.

Hazel Miller Band at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., May 19, 9 p.m.

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

Nebula with The Superbees and Hesh Plus at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Tues., May 22, 8 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.

The Dusty 45's at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $4, 303/322-2308. Wed., May 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.

Robert Walter's 20th Congress with The East Colfax All-Stars at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Wed., May 30, 8 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.

The Theory of Everything featuring Robert Walter, Michael Kang, Dave Watts, Tye North and Ross Martin at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., June 1.

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.

Sherefe & the Habibis at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., June 7, 8 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.

Stabbing Wesward with Apex Theory at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Tues., June 12, 8 p.m.

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

Druha Trava at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., June 7, 8 p.m.

The Mermen with Maraca Five-O at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Sat., June 16, 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 18, 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.

Acoustic Syndicate with Donna the Buffalo at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Wed., June 20, 8 p.m.

Liquid Soul at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.

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.

Phil Lesh & Friends at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. With Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Fri., July 6, 6 p.m. With The Disco Biscuits, Sat., July 7, 6 p.m. $32.50, 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.

Pantera with Slayer, Static X, Skrape and Morbid Angel at the Denver Coliseum. $40-$42, 800/965-4827. Wed., July 11.

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.

Area: One Music Festival featuring Moby, OutKast, Incubus, the Roots, Nelly Furtado, Paul Oakenfold, The Orb, Carl Cox, Rinoroce and more at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45-$55, 520-9090. Sat., July 28.

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.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 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.

special events

Royal Gorge Bridge Easter Sunrise Service, officiated by Pastor Don Farr and featuring bagpipes by Pipe Major Sam Swancutt of the Pikes Peak Highlanders. Free, non-perishable food donations encouraged. At the Royal Gorge Park, 12 miles west of Cañon City on Hwy. 50. Call 888/333-5597 for details. Sun., April 15, 6 a.m.

International Travel Day presented by Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels at the old railway depot in the Crossraods Commons Shopping Center, on Pearl Street between 28th and 30th Streets, Boulder. Topics include World Travel 101, Making the Most of EuroRail and more. Free, 303/442-1166. Sat., April 14, 11 a.m.

Starfest 2001 Sci Fi Odyssey featuring Kevin Sorbo, Virginia Hey, The Ferengi Family Hour at the Holiday Inn DIA, I-70 and Chambers in Denver. Events include autographs, games, costume contest, play parody, fan clubs, dealer's room, Q & A and more. $7-$36, 303/757-5850. Fri., April 20, 6 p.m. to midnight. Sat., April 21, 9 a.m. to midnight. Sun., April 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

theater

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.

Burning Patience and Secret Obscenities, a 2-for-1 One Act performed in Spanish at El Centre su Teatro, 4725 High St., Denver. $7-$9, 303/296-0219. Both plays are set in Chile before and after the reign of dictator Agusto Pinochet. May 4-12, 8:05 p.m.

Orphan's, a comedic drama starring Paul Borrillo at the Nomad Theater, Boulder. $16-$18, 303/774-4037. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m., May 4-June 9.

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.

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.

Free theater performances at the Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. Free-for-all matinees begin at 1:30 p.m. and are seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Handicapped seats are available. One ticket per person, no babies or children under 6 please. All shows recommended for kids age 13 and up. Call 303/893-4000. On Sat., May 12: Uncle Vanya. On Sat., May 19: Pork Pie.

Alice, a modern adaptation of Alice in Wonderland by The LIDA Priject at the LIDA Project Theater, Denver. $14-$16, 303/282-0466. Fri-Sat., 8 p.m., through June 2.

Aida arranged by Elton John and Tim Rice at the Buell Theater, Denver. $20-$65, 520-9090. Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. June 8-24.

Gypsy by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $35-$46.50, 800/448-5501. Through July 8.

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