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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring paintings by Ramona Lapsley, through June 24. 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.

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. Manitou Artists Parents, June 1 through June 17.

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, through June 1.

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.

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, through June 10.

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. Landscape as Memory: A Wayne Higby Retrospective, through May 27. A.G. Edwards Collection of Photography, through June 3. Past and Present Tents: Designing for the Out of Doors, June 9-Sept. 2. The American Rockies: Photographs by Gus Foster, June 9-Sept. 2. From Roots to Soaring Visions, Eric and Mary Ann Bransby, June 9-Sept. 2.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the Natural Archives, through June 24.

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, through May 29. Ninth Annual Colorado Clay Invitational, featuring artists from outside the Pikes Peak region, June 1-26. Opening reception: Fri., June 1, 6-8 p.m.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Catch & Release, prints by Ramona Lapsely, through July 5.

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.

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.

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. Society of Layerists in Multimedia show, June 1-Aug. 3.

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, through May 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. Though May.

Los Robles Nursery and LoRo Caf, 917 W. Costilla, 636-3258. Featuring Coulers, Luminist oil paintings by Bill Duryea. Also, Spring Visions, broze 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.

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 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 surrealist chain game of the same name, through June 28.

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 100 Ways to Have Fun, in Buell Children's Theater, through May 31. Summer exhibition theme: Customized & Converted: The Art of the Automobile. Featuring Low 'N' Slow: The Art of the Low Rider, in Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 11. Resurrected: The VW Series, in the Regional Gallery, May 12 through 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 through Aug. 18. Car Toons: The Art of Automobile Cartooning, in the 2nd floor Foyer Gallery, May 12 through Aug. 18. Converted: Art Inspired by Car Culture, in the White Gallery, May 26 through Aug. 25.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Inside/Outside, installations art by UCCS students. Show runs through May 30. Featuring the Hessman Trades Residential Straw Bale Student Architectural Competition, showcasing the best in straw bale home design, through May.

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 carvings by the Zuni fetish carvings.

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

art events and programs

Celebration of the Arts Juried Art Fair in Memorial and Soda Springs Park, at the east and west ends of Manitou Springs, respectively. Free, 685-5089. Featuring arts and crafts, food and music. Fri.-Mon., May 26-28, 10 a.m. to 6 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.

Great Bowls of Fire Pottery Sale featuring work by local students and professionals at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., June 4. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:30 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center 29th Anniversary Celebration at the Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. Featuring Cabaret and dancing with Moment's Notice, a silent auction and gourmet dinner, and cocktails with surprise gift boxes. Optional black tie. $95 per person, all proceeds benefit art programs. RSVP by June 1 to 719/543-0130. Fri., June 8, 6 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Eric and Mary Ann Bransby about their retrospective exhibition, From Roots to Soaring Visions, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 632-5581. Sat., June 9, noon.

Art Outdoors, drawing and painting on location with local artists Laura Reilly and Deb Komitor. Receive individual instruction and be guided at your own level. $90 per course. Painting: For anyone interested in creative paintings with rich color and dynamic composition, in oil or acrylic. Register with Laura by calling 593-9372. Drawing: Learn how to interpret your surroundings into drawings. Register by calling Deb at 635-8456. Tuesdays, June 12-July 17, 9 a.m. to noon.

Fifth Annual Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market featuring furniture, jewelry, pottery, weaving, woodwork, sculpture, paintings, leather, bead, tin, strawwork and more by nearly 100 Native American and Hispanic Artists. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5-$6, 634-5581. June 22-24. Opening fiesta with Ruben Romero and Robert "Tree" Cody, $20-$25. Without concert, $10-$15. Fri. June 22, 8 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts accepting submissions for its October 2001 railroad art show. All media welcome. Work will be on display at Railroad Day on Oct. 6. Call 481-0475 for more.

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.

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. "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.

call for entries

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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for Sketch an Etch etching show. Etching of all kinds welcome, innovative and experiemntal work encouraged. Juried. Call 481-0475. Deadline: July 27.

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

Governor's Summer Job Hunt helps connect teens ages 16-21 with summer jobs. Register at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. For details call 667-3775.

PrideFest organizers seeking entertainment for this year's PrideFest, Sun., Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Acacia Park. Please send tapes to PrideFest 2001, P.O. Box 607, Colorado Springs, 80901. Also holding a poster contest for the event with a Mardi Gras theme. Call 471-4429 for more.

clubs & organizations

Libertarian Party of El Paso County, an affiliate of the national Libertarian Party, meeting on the last Wednesday of each month at the All Souls Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, 731 N. Cascade Ave. Informal discussion group meeting every Thursday night at Old Chicago's, NW corner of Academy and Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Details, 596-6799. Next formal meeting: May 30.

Sierra Singles Group inviting single Coloradans of all ages to meet new friends while hiking, biking, camping, learning and exploring Colorado's natural beauty. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club. The group sponsors indoor and outdoor events, some okay for kids. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Jeanne Peters, 226-1552. On Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Stratton Open Space Hike and Potluck Lunch. On Sun., June 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Blodgett Peak Open Space Hike. On Sun., July 8, 9 a.m. to noon: Pikes Peak Catamount Reservoir Bike Ride. $3 toll fee.

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society featuring many satellite groups for those interested in mineralogy and using precious stones into jewelry, such as Crystals, Fossils, Faceting, lapidary, Micromount, Camera Club and Pebble Pups. General meeting held on the third Thursday each month except August and January, at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. For details call Ray Thompson, 683-26030or Belinda Hall, 574-5319. Next meeting: June 21.

Life Group, for people who want community and to study God's word. Meets Tuesday nights from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Currently studying Romans. Location varies. Leave message, 531-7274.

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.

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

Forums & discussions

End of Life Discussion Guideline, a document developed by the Pikes Peak Forum for Health Care Ethics, discussed by Brigadier General (USAF ret.) Mal Watkin, Ph.D at the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging Regional Advisory Council meeting, held at the Eagle Fire lodge, 777 E. Highway 24, Woodland Park. Free, 471-7080. Thurs., May 31, 9:30 a.m.

health & healing

Free Breast Self-Exam Clinic hosted by memorial Hospital at the Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic, 787 Goldhill Place, Woodland Park. Appointments, 444-CARE. Thurs., May 24, 1-5 p.m.

The Horse as a Therapy Tool, a hands-on workshop using the hippotherapy technique at Rancho Vista Equine Therapy Center, Fort Collins. $100, 970/221-5522. Instructed by Ann Street-Joslin and Tammy Luttrell. Thurs., May 24.

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.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Tues., May 29, 7 p.m.: Gourmet Cooking for Diabetics.

Family Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of dementia patients provided by the Alzheimer's Association. On the second Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m., at Luther Hall in the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon. 266-8773. On the first Wednesday of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Marriott Brighton Gardens, 1685 S. 21 St. Relief of care available, 266-8773.

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

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. Featuring "Essential Oils: First Aid for Summer and Travel Using Essential Oils" on Thurs., May 24, 9:30-noon. 'GET OVER IT -- Finding the Positive Power of Change, a rejuvenation presentation" on Thurs., May 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Spring Fling Senior Prom Dinner and Dance with the Roy Gray Band at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. $7 includes meal, 520-6742. Transportation will be provided if needed. Fri., May 25, 5:30 p.m.

Senior Fitness and Health Day 2001, a national day designed to keep seniors fit. Celebrate by meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. for a fitness walk from 9 a.m.to noon. "Breathing and Balance" exercise sessions, 10-11 a.m. Functional Fitness tests, 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Registration, 520-6471. Wed., May 30.

Colorado Springs Senior Center Newcomers Orientation, designed to inform new visitors about programs and activities. At the Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Registration, 395-5933. Mon., June 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., June 5, 10-11:30 a.m.: Cooking for One or Two. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12-28, 9-11 a.m.: Eat Well for Less! On Tues., June 12, 1-2:30 p.m.: The Benefits of Chiropractic Care. On Fri., June 15, 10-11:30 a.m.: Understanding Acupuncture. On Mon., June 18, 10-11 a.m.: New technology in Hearing Aids. On Wed., June 20, 10-11 a.m.: Itchy Skin and Cold Feet: Skin Care. On Wed., June 20, 1-2 p.m.: Medication Management and drug interaction. On Wed., June 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Assistance Technology: Staying Mobile and Independent. On Fri., June 29, 10-11 a.m. Fire and Fall Safety.

The Red Hat Society -- Scarlet Divas, a new group for women 50 and over, meeting at various time per month for lunches, outings, crafts and other fun. Members are responsible for wearing a purple dress or suit with a red hat each time the group goes out in public. Transportation to monthly lunches provided. Free, 385-5933. First organizational meeting at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock: Tues., June 5, 1 p.m.

Senior Housing Tours featuring Colorado Springs Senior Homes, Namaste Alzheimer Center and Aspen Living Center. To register call Aimee Palmer, 385-6972, after June 1. Tues., June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Home Modification Workshop, exploring ways to enable seniors to continue living at home, including home assessments, assistive devices, sources of modification assistance and working with local area Agencies on Aging occupational therapists. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. Registration, 385-5933.

Self Awareness and Defense Class with Bob Baker. Learn how to protect yourself in vulnerable situations. For ages 15 and up. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $2. Registration, 385-5933. Sat., June 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

Senior Prom 2001: An Out of This World Party featuring live music by the Vern Rice Orchestra at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Evening attire welcome but space suits not required. Free. Registration, 385-5933. Fri., June 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The 2001 Yellow Book, a directory of over 600 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.

Adults with Aging Parents Group for those dealing with issues of an aging parent of friend. On the fourth Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., at Penrose Hospital Cancer Conference Room A, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. On the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Monument/Woodmoor Fire Department, 1855 Woodmoor Dr. Details, 266-8773.

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 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

Memorial Hospital seeking volunteers interested in learning more about health care and making a difference in the community to help in the business office, and interact with patients via reading out loud, visiting, and writing letters. Volunteers should commit for at least 6 months. Hours are very flexible. Call 365-5298.

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 visibility 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 & VideoElvira, Mistress of the Dark, returning to her hometown for the premier of 3D Mania!: Encounters in the third Dimension, at the Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the First and Main Towne Center, on Powers just north of Constitution. $6.50-$8.50, 596-3212. Thurs., May 24, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. 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.

Local Hero, a comedy by Bill Forsyth, being shown on the big screen at the June 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., June 4, 7 p.m.

Summer Movies for Men at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Women welcome too, of course! Free, 385-5933. On Tues., June 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Space Cowboys.

French Movies Series at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Movies begin at 7.30 p.m. Free, 520-1337. On Wed., June 20: Mortelle Randonne (Deadly Run) directed by Claude Miller with Isabelle Adjani and Michel Serrault.

LearningIf You Build It Birds Will Come, a build-your-own-birdhouse workshop with master carpenter and birding enthusiast Wilber Fulker at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Assemble a precut birdhouse after watching a slide presentation on local birds. Bring a cordless electric screwdriver if you have one. Registration, 578-7088. Sat., May 26, 10 a.m. to noon.

Europe on a Budget, a free World Travel 101 workshop held by Hostelling Int. at REI, 1376 E. Woodmen Rd. Directions, 260-1455. Reservations, 303/442-1166. Tues., May 29, 7-9 p.m.

The Power of Angel Investing, a free seminar hosted by Colorado Capital Allience at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S., Cascade Ave. Angel investors provide funding to business too small to attract venture capitalists but too small to rely on family and friends. Details, 303/404-8818. Thurs., May 31, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Self Awareness and Defense Class with Bob Baker. Learn how to protect yourself in vulnerable situations. For ages 15 and up. At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. $2. Registration, 385-5933. Sat., June 23, 10-11:30 a.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.shewmakers.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 EventsDavid Gessner signing and discussing Return of the Osprey: A Season of Flight and Wonder at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., May 24, 5:30 p.m.

Shannon Hurd signing In the ABC's of Dominating College Life at barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. 637-8282. Sat., May 26, 1:30 p.m.

Kellene Despain, signing the children's book, A Certain Kind of Treasure, at Media Play Citadel Crossing, 651 N. Academy Blvd. 573-1977. Mon., May 28, 7-9 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 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 June 2: Janet Kenning. Bring copies of a poem to discuss.

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: June 9.

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: June 15.

Pamela Rafael Berkman signing Her Infinite Variety at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Wed., June 20, 5:30 p.m.

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 June 26: At Your Own Risk, by Thomas Sutherland. On July 24: Plainsong, by Kent Haruf.

Amy Irvine signing Making a Difference at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., July 2, 5:30 p.m.

John Nichols signing Voice of the Butterfly at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

Conger Beasley Jr. and Barbara Sparks signing Spanish Peaks: Land and Legends at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., July 12, 5:30 p.m.

Kirk Johnson signing To the Edge: Man, Death Valley and the Mystery of Endurance at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., July 15, 1 p.m.

Ann Daum signing The Prairie in Her Eyes at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., July 29, 1 p.m.

Kent Haruf signing Plainsong at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Aug. 5, 1 p.m.

Dorothy Leeds signing The 7 Powers of Questions at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tue., Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.

18th Annual Colorado Gold Writing Contest open to unpublished authors of novel-length fiction in Mainstream, Mystery, Romance or Sci/Fi genres. Entries will be assessed on the basis of plot, characterization, dialogue, secondary characters, research, etc. $20 entry fee, 303/331-2608. Critique, $20. Deadline: June 1.

Inspirational poetry sought by Friendly Poets Society Poetry Competition, Free to enter. Send one poem of 20 lines or less to Lavendar Augulis, Poetry Contest, 12244 Park View Ln., Fishers, IN 46038. Deadline: June 15.

Call for fiction. No cost for electronic publishing. Send synopsis (500 words max non-returnable) with phone or e-mail address to, 4ufiction, P.O. Box 127, Morton, WA 98356 or go to www.4ufiction.com

Music acoustic, folk & country

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.

Marc Telcholz, award-winning guitarist and professor of guitar at San Francisco Conservatory, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $13.50, 634-5583. Sat., May 26, 7 p.m.

12th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Featuring 18 bands including Black Rose, Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band, Elliott's Ramblers and Bluegrass Patriots playing over 33 hours of music on two stages. Plus, an art fair, Saturday Night Dance, camping, nature activities, children's playground and more. Jam with the musicians in the Pick'n Parlor and around the campfire. Admission: $2-$11 daily, $3-$17 for weekend passes. Camping: $15-$20. 719/549-2414. Sat.-Sun., June 2-3.

Todd Hallawell at the at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 573-7439. Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Jenn Adams, hailed "a genuine talent" by Rolling Stone, performing original songs at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Sat., June 9, 8 and 9:15 p.m.

Summer Acoustic Showcase featuring the area's favorite acoustic artists at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features four acts, every second Sunday of the month, 7-9 p.m. $2-$4, 278-8108. Next showcase: June 10.

Druh Trva, bluegrass from the Czech republic, at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $10-$15, 573-7439. Sat., June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Tanya Savory playing folk-country at the at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $2-$4, 573-7439. Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Ryan William McKeel, 18-year-old pianist graduating from Palmer High performing Bach, Chopin, Liszt and others at Shove Chapel, 14 E. Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., May 29, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Flute Choir featuring Rod Garnett of Colcannon at the th Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road, at Wooten. Free, 495-3695. Fri., June 1, 7:30 p.m.

Celebration Dinner Concert featuring Kenneth Law, principle 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.

Free Classical Recital by John Carpenter, baritone and Abe Minzer, pianist. Features the works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, R. Strauss, Wagner, Debussy and Ravel. At First Congregation Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549. Sat., June 9, 7:30 p.m.

reggae

Jamaican Eclipse at the Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave. 633-0590. Thurs., May 24, 9:30-1 a.m.

rock, pop & blues

Mezcla at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., May 25, 9 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.

Slaves On Dope plus Factory 81, Insolence and Un Loco at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sun., May 27, 8 p.m.

Guitars & Saxes at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $34, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Mon., May 28, 7:30 p.m.

Tiny Barge and the Big Chill performing during Territory Days, Old Colorado City, On the Bancroft Park stage, 24th Street and Colorado Ave. Mon., May 28, 1 p.m.

Bugs Henderson at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Thurs., May 31, 9 p.m.

Kottonmouth Kings with Phunk Junkeez 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.

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

Stabbing Westward with Apex Theory at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Tues., June 12, 9 p.m.

River City Rebels at the Project, a drug free social assembly that only takes donations at 224 W. Colorado Ave. #208, under the I-25 bridge. 268-6332. Fri., June 22.

Stereomud plus Endo and Flybanger at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. KILO lo dough show, 93. 800/965-4827. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

Reverend Horton Heat at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $13, 800/965-4827. All-agesSat., June 23, 8 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

3rd annual John Denver Celebration has two open performance slots. Musicians, singers and bands welcome. Performances must be of five John Denver songs, with the possibility of performing original pieces during the following day's activities. Details, 719/942-9620.

PerformancesDance

Pikes Peak Feis -- Irish Dance Competition at Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave. Featuring over 500 dancers of all ages, from all over the country doing jigs, reels, hard shoe hornpipes, treble jigs and ceili dances with live musical accompaniment, plus vendors. Saturday: $5-$10. Sun.: $3-$5. Details, 593-9202. Sat., June 9, 6 p.m. Sun., June 10, 8 a.m.

Stomp, the international percussion sensation as part of the Broadway Nights Series, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$37.50, 520-SHOW. Tues.-Fri., June 12-15, 8 p.m. Sat., June 16, 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sun., June 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Theater

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. Through May 20.

Guys and Dolls performed by the Air Force Academy BlueBards in Arnold Hall, at the Academy. $10-$13, 333-4496 or 333-4497. Thurs., May 26 and Sat.-Sun., May 26-27, 7:30 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.

The Wizard of Oz, performed by the Castle Rock Players at Douglas County High School, on Front Street in Castle Rock. $8-$15, 303/814-7740. Thurs.-Fri., May 31-June 1, 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 2, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sun., June 3, 4 p.m.

Edward Albee's The Zoo Story by the Tri Lakes Theatre Group at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2, 8 p.m. Sat., June 9, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., June 15-16, 8 p.m.

The Meeting by Jeff Stetson and The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee performed by Upstart Performing Ensemble at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5-$10, 636-5089. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16, 8 p.m. Sun., June 3, 2 p.m. Sun., June 10, 4 p.m.

Auntie Charlotte's Frightful Night or I Don't Think the Elixer Can Fix 'er, The Event! dinner and musical melodrama to benefit Community Health patients in need. Performed by local dentists, physicians and friends. At the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Melodrama only, Fri., June 8, 7 p.m. Dinner and show, Sat., June 9, 6:30 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.

Vampire Tower, a KCME Radio Theater production mystery airing on KCME 88.7 FM, Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.

Elaine May's The Way of All Fish and Alan Arkin's Virtual Reality at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. June 22-23 and 28-29, 8 p.m.

Forever Plaid, a 1950s musical comedy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., June 29-30 and July 6-7, 8 p.m.

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. 11.

announcements

Paul and the Egos, an independent feature film, seeking 3 male leads and a number of male and female supporting roles. Actors should appear age 16-18. For several male roles, rock music experience a plus. Open call Saturday June 2 at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada, 11am for female roles, 1pm for male roles. Bring photo, doesn't have to be a headshot. No resumes. For info 212.397.2862 or adam.bolt@mindspring.com

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 beginning on July 9 and culminating in a full-stage production, July 27-29. Cost: $225. Appointments, 634-5583. Sat., May 19.

Tri Lakes Theatre Group holding auditions at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. For The Power Plays (paid positions available), call 447-1646. For A Portrait of Choice, call 520-9346. Sat., May 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

RecreationBloomin' 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.

Stratton Open Space Hike with TOPS. Meet at the Ridgeway trailhead (South on 21st/Cresta to Cheyenne Blvd.; west on Cheyenne to 1st right. Right on Ridgeway 1/2 mile to trailhead.) Moderate two-plus hour hike. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. Details, 633-6884. Sat., May 26, 9 a.m.

Barr Trail Moonlight Hike with Friends on Foot. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Barr Trailhead, one block past the Cog railway parking lot on Ruxton Ave. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, rain gear, jacket, etc. For ages 10 and up. Reservations, 578-7088. Sun., June 3, 7:30 p.m.

10th Annual American Heart Walk through Cheyenne Cañon to Seven Falls and back. Pledga walk to benefit the American Heart Association, call 635-7688 for details. Leashed pets welcome. Refreshments provided. Sat., June 9, 8 a.m.

Garden of the Gods Night Programs. Free. Reservations required, 634-666 ext. 1001. On Tuesdays: Bat Walk, preceded by short video. Bring a flashlight, jacket and sturdy shoes. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Prairie Falcon Walk, with Naturalists Cliff and Jane Eisenach. Bring binoculars or use the spotting scope. 6 p.m. Thursdays: Colorful Characters. Meet some of the people who have left their mark on the park. Actors will portray Gen. William Palmer, Katherine Lee Bates and The Bloomer Girl on the north terrace of the visitor center (weather permitting). 5 p.m.

Colorado Alpine Trekking Program, on the Colorado Trail, one of America's celebrated "long trails". Hike the backcountry trail on a supported trek. You do the walking, but an experienced group of trekkers do the planning, carrying and cooking. You must be in excellent hiking shape to walk up 20 miles per day. $450 per single week trek, per person, plus required $15 enrollment as a Colorado Trail Foundation Friend. Details, 303/384-3729.

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.

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.

Spectator SportsColorado Springs Horse Show Preview, featuring show jumping performances throughout the day at Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Free, 520-6711. Fri.-Sat., May 26-28, 8 a.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Iowa Cubs, Thurs., May 24, 7:05. Against the Omaha Golden Spikes, Fri.-Sat., May 25-26, 6:05 p.m. Sun.-Mon., 12:35 p.m. Against the Iowa Cubs, Wed.-Thurs., May 30-31, 6:05 p.m.

Special Events25th annual Territory Days Street Festival between 24th and 27th streets on Colorado Avenue. Features food vendors, crafters, artisans, and entertainers; on Mon., May 28, Tiny Barge and the Big Chill will perform in Bancroft Park at 1 p.m. Bus rides available beginning at 9:45 each day from Coronado High School and Memorial Park's Sports Center; $1 roundtrip. Call 475-0955. Sat.-Sun., May 26-27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., May 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Across African Sand, a presentation by Phil, Deutchle, author of the book by the same name. Music, stories and artifacts are combined with slides for an engaging multi-media show. At Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-0732. Thurs., May 31, 8 p.m.

Tea in the Garden, featuring speakers discussing concepts in cottage garden history with an emphasis on the future of landscaping. At the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 1025 N. Gate Road. $23.75, includes museum admission. Details, 488-0880. Thurs., May 31.

12th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Featuring 18 bands including Black Rose, Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band, Elliott's Ramblers and Bluegrass Patriots playing over 33 hours of music on two stages. Plus, an art fair, Saturday Night Dance, camping, nature activities, children's playground and more. Jam with the musicians in the Pick'n Parlor and around the campfire. Admission: $2-$11 daily, $3-$17 for weekend passes. Camping: $15-$20. 719/549-2414. Sat.-Sun., June 2-3.

15th Annual Heritage Days Celebration at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 N. Gate Road. The museum's steam-powered ten-stamp gold ore processing mill will be in operation. Learn to pan for gold, hear stories about Tommy Knockers and Grease Monkeys, visit the Petting Zoo, see antique fire engines, cars and farming equipment, and shop at the vendors on Grub Stake Row. $3-$6, 488-0880. Sat.-Sun., June 9-10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wolf Rescue Center Singles Nature Day, featuring a barbecue, wolf tour, and nature hike. Camp under the stars and mingle by the campfires in Eleven Mile Canyon. $25 includes barbecue, campsites and a year subscription to the Wolf Rescue Center newsletter. Bring any other food you'd like, plus a tent, sleeping bag, etc. R.S.V.P. by calling 719/748-8683 by May 31. Sat.-Sun., June 9-10.

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

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.

Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by Queen Palmer Elementary School's fith grade class. Excerpts will be performed in costume, with musc by the school band. At the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 531-6333. Thurs., May 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Family Day in Aiken Canyon, featuring a day of games, hands-on nature activities and a chance to stroll through the Nature Conservancey preserve. Details, 632-0534. Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Buggy About Bohart Ranch. Explore the world of arthropods and oly-legged creatures. Lose your fear and see their beauty and ecological importance in their own environment. Details, 632-0534. Sun., June 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mountain Park Nature Day Camps, at Mountain Park Environmental Center, in Beulah. Learn about ecology and experience the wonders of Nature by hiking & exploring the foothills, playing nature games and watching and tracking wildlife. Round trip transportation from Pueblo is provided. All camps are Monday-Friday, 8am to 3pm. $90 per camp. Register early, 719/485-4444. Camp Douglas Fir, for 5th & 6th graders: June 25-29. Camp Pinyon Pine, for 3rd & 4th graders: July 2-6. Camp Rocky Mountain Juniper, for 5th & 6th graders: July 16-20. Camp White Fir, for 3rd & 4th graders: July 23-27. Camp Mountain Mahogany, for 5th & 6th graders: July 30-August 3.

Garden of the Gods Junior Ranger Program, available seven days a week. Features self-guided, hands-on, interactive nature experiences. Learn who lived here before we did, basic trail safety and how to preserve what we have for future generations. Junior Ranger booklet featuring games and activities available for $1.50. Certificate and pin awarded when the booklet is completed. Details, 634-6666. June through August.

Head Start infant, toddler and preschool programs now enrolling for the 2001-2002 school year. Children in the program receive interactive, age-appropriate classroom activties, medical and dental screenings, nutrition guidance, special needs therapy and usually transportation to and from school. Call 635-1536 to find out how to enroll.

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

Cosy Sheridan and John Davis at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., June 1, 8 p.m.

Phillips, Grier & Finner at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$16, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 2, 8 p.m.

Ottmar Liebert at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $23.50-$31.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

Druha Trava, bluegrass from the Czech-Republic at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.

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

Clandestine at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $13-$16, 303/777-1003. Fri., June 15, 8 p.m.

Chris Proctor at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 16, 8 p.m.

Juan De Marcos' Afro-Cuban Allstars at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, $24.50-$33.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., June 20, 8 p.m.

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

Rodney Crowell at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., June 20, 9 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.

Michael Miles at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 30, 8 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.

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $27.25, 520-9090. 16+. Sun., July 29, 8 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel at the Arvada Center, Denver. $28-$18, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 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, through May 31.

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 Textile Art: Recent Acquisitions, through June 17. Between the Lines: Wordworks by Roland Bernier, 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

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.

The Denver Brass with Pan Jumbies and island dancers at a Caribbean Carnival experience at the Arvada Center, Denver. $22-$14, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

comedy

Sue Murphy, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., May 24, 8 p.m. Fri., May 25, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., May 26, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sun., May 27, 8 p.m.

DATE CHANGE Dave Chappelle, star of the ABC sitcom Buddies at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $29.75, 520-9090. Tickets with the May 18 date will be honored. Sat., May 26, 8 p.m.

Brett Butler, of Grace Under Fire at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. $25-$30. Fri., June 1, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 2, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Adam Ferrara, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., June 6, 8 p.m. Fri., June 7, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 8, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sun., June 9, 8 p.m.

film

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. Live music starts at 7 p.m.; movies roll at 9 p.m. On Tues., June 12: Chris Daniels and the Kings and Forrest Gump. On Mon., June 18, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Citizen Kane. On Tues., June 26: Emilio Emilio and Mission Impossible II.

opera

Little Women, La Boheme and Gloriana presented by Central City Opera's 2001 season in the Central City Opera House, Blackhawk (about an hour west of Denver). Little Women and Gloriana are sung in English. La Boheme is sung in Italian, with English subtitles. $39-$69, 800/851-8175. June 30 through Aug. 12, 2001.

Recreation

Guided 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 Sat., May 27, 1 p.m.: Birding Hike.

rock, pop & blues

Crash Test Dummies at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $15, 303/786-7030. 21+ Sat., May 26, 9 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.

Mogwai at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12-$14, 303/322-2308. Sun., June 3, 8 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.

Project Logic with Garaj Mahal at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 7, 9 p.m.

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

Cowboy Mouth at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $16. 303/322-2308. 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.

RZA as Bobby Digital with Wu Tang Killa Bees, Kill Army, Black Knights, A Shaheim and Man Child at the Fox Theater, Boudler. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 18+. Sun., June 10, 8 p.m.

Calixico at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12m 303/322-2308. Mon., June 11, 8 p.m.

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

Staind at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $18.50, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., June 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.75, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., June 12, 9 p.m.

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

The Beatnuts with The Arsonists at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 18+. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

The Aids Benefit: Music & Art Unite For The Fight, Featuring SKIN and an All-Star Jam with Dave Watts, Tony Furtado, Ross Martin, Matt Spencer and Special Guests Billy Nershi & Michael Travis from String Cheese Incident at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.75, 303/786-7030. 21+. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

The Marshall Tucker Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 14, 9 p.m.

Druha Trava at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.

Tony Furtado Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., June 15, 9 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.

Powderfinger at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Mon., June 18, 8 p.m.

Foetus at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $11.50, 303/443-3399. 16+. Mon., June 18, 9 p.m.

Rod Stewart at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $35.25-$125.25, 520-9090. Mon., June 18, 8 p.m.

Comotion at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., June 19, 9 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.

Juno Reactor at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14, 303/322-2308. Tues., June 19, 8 p.m.

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

Juan De Marcos' Afro-Cuban Allstars at the Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, $24.50-$33.50, 303/786-7030. Wed., June 20, 8 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.

Kudzu Kings Getting Ready for the Rocks Widespread Panic Kick Off Party, at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 21, 9 p.m.

Widespread Panic at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $33, 520-9090. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m. Sun., June 23, 4 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. With Cabaret Diosa at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $20, 303/322-2308. Sat., June 23, 8 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.

Ani Difranco with Sekou Sundiata at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $31.25, 520-9090. Wed., June 27, 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.

G3 2001 featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Dream Theater's John Petrucci at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $35, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., July 3, 8 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.

Blues Traveler at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 6 p.m.

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.

Echo and the Bunnyment with The Rosenbergs at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $25, 303/322-2308. Tues., July 17, 8 p.m.

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

Lyle Lovett with Shawn Colvin at Red Rocks Amphitheater Morrison. $39-$49, 520-9090. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Godsmack and Deftones at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 25, 7 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.

John Mellencamp with Trisha Yearwood at Red Rock Amphitheaterm Morrison. $51-$61, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 6, 8 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.

DATE CHANGE Backstreet Boys with Shaggy at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Was Thurs., Aug. 23. Now Wed., Aug. 22, 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.

Janet Jackson with 112at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.75-$81.75, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

special events

Cinderella Ball benefitting the Colorado Symphony at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, Denver. Features cocktails, royal banquet, live auction, dessert buffet, special guests Principal Pops conductor Doc Severinson and Mayor Webb, and dancing to the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Black tie. Reservations, 303/292-5566 ext. 231.Sat., June 2, 6 p.m.

theater

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., through June 9.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, performed by Industrial Arts Theatre Company at the Denver Civic Center, Denver. $17, 303/595-3800. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. May 31-June 30.

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.

A Bad Year for Tomatoes, performed by the Crystal Mountain Players, at the Jones Theater, Westcliffe. $5-$7, 719/783-3004. June 1-10.

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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