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Art Shows and GalleriesAcoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring fish etchings by Ramona Lapsley, through June 24. Also, Acoustic Comic Mural by Greg Freeland, ongoing.

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 Springs Scenes, watercolors and oils by Richard Williams, through June.

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 Water Gardens, oil and pastel paintings by Pat Dagnon, through June 15. Explorations in Color, new watercolors by Maria Paca and Barbara Rotzoll, June 19-Sept. 15. Opening reception: Fri., June 22, 6-9 p.m.

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

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Creative Community, works by artists who teach and create their art in Manitou Springs, through June 17

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Dysfunctional, a national juried ceramics exhibition, June 8-July 14. Opening reception: Fri., June 8, 5-8 p.m., gallery talk with Marty Ray, 4:30 p.m.

Cascabels Mexican Restaurant, 4935-B Centennial Blvd., 599-9248. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Bliss Fest, photography by Michael Bliss. Through July.

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. 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. Opening reception for all three shows: Fri., June 8, 5-7:30 p.m.

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 Ninth Annual Colorado Clay Invitational, featuring artists from outside the Pikes Peak region, through June 26.

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

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring tribal mixed-media works by Magdalina and Mike Palmer. Also, an exhibition by the Lone Feather Council. Through June 30.

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

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Tues. and Wed. thru 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, through Aug. 3.

Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 719/542-3917. Featuring new work by potter Mary Lavey.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring Navajo jewelry by Allison Lee Snowhawk. Opening reception: Sat.-Sun., June 9-10, 10-5 p.m. By Ray Tracey. Opening reception: Sat., June 30, 1-5 p.m.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring The Biat Fisherman, a series of paintings by Ren Young illustrating a short story written by Blake Allen, through June 30.

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.

Mountain Shadows Restaurant, 2223 W. Colorado Ave., 633-2122. Open daily, 7a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Colorado mountain paintings by Linda Lloyd Thomas, through August.

Pasta di Solazzi, 4659 Centennial Blvd., 531-6906. Featuring woodcuts and clay monoprints by Jean Gumpper, through June 3.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring exhibitions by the Lone Feather Council and the African American Genealogical Society, through June 30.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring An Exquisite Corpse, eight local artists' take on the surrealist chain game of the same name, through June 28.

Pueblo Art Guild Gallery, 1500 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. 719/543-2455. Open 1-5 p..m. daily except Mondays and Fridays. Featuring color and black & white photographs by Mark B. Waldron and Jim Hanks, through July 26. Opening reception: Fri., June 8, 6-8 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. 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, 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, hrough Aug. 18. Car Toons: The Art of Automobile Cartooning, in the 2nd floor Foyer Gallery, through Aug. 18. Converted: Art Inspired by Car Culture, in the White Gallery, through Aug. 25.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring A Question of Light, paintings by Leigh Ann Boy. Also, Palmer Lake Art Group Spring Exhibition and charcoal works by Terry Brown, through June 29. Opening reception: Fri., June 8, 5 p.m.

Tyler & Lacy Fine Art Downtown, 326 E. Colorado Ave., 329-0035. Featuring works by local artists Perri Tyler and Tish Lacy Reed. Grand opening reception: Fri., June 15, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., June 16, 6-9 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 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

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On June 16: Local favorites Mel, Nick and Neal, at the Acacia Park Apartments Ballroom, NE corner of Tejon and Platte, 7:30-10 p.m., free dance workshop: 7:10 p.m. On July 7: Mel, Nick Neal with the Beedles. On July 21: Bernie Chalk with Cider Mill. On Aug. 18: Rick Smith with Buster Squirt.

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with locally-based actor, comedian and clown Jim Jackson. Also, a review of Dysfunctional, clay works of Lisa Chicoyne at the Business of Art Center. Sat., June 9, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., June 12, 10:30 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 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.

Ride the Art Bus, a great way to meet people, drink wine and visit some of the hottest art galleries in the Pikes Peak Region. A luxury motor coach will leave from the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake, then will tour the Business of Art in Manitou, Rich Designs in southwest Colorado Springs, before stopping for dinner at Sencha, then dessert at Tyler and Lacy Fine Art downtown. $25-$30 (dinner separate), 481-0475. Sat., June 16, 3 p.m.

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.

26th annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, a juried fine arts festival by roughly 100 regional and local artists and craftspeople hosted by the Commonwheel Artists Co-Op in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park. Includes live music, entertainment, dancers and activities for children. Free. Call 577-7700 for more. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth summer classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.

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 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.

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.

Western Heritage Art Competition sponsored by the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation. This year's theme is "Life of the American Cowboy". For guidelines, call Jon Schultz, 685-9348. Deadline: June 30.

Colorado Council on the Arts accepting applications for two new commissions for the Colorado Art in Public Places program. Guidelines and application info availble at www.coloarts.state.co.us or by sending a 9" x 12" self-addressed envelope stamped with $1.18 postage to: AIPP Application Request, Colorado Council on the Arts, 750 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO, 80203. Submission deadline: July 11.

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.

Luna, a renovated schoolhouse/studio space in San Acacio, CO, in the San Luis Valley, now accepting applications for Artists in Residency. There are four 1,000 ft. studios with a communal kitchen, bathroom and laundry on site. Programs available in studio arts, welding, ceramics, raku, music, dance, writing and more. Details, call Dr. James M. Owes, 303/293-2850.

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.

Sunrise United Methodist Church Fifth Annual Garage Sale at the church, 2655 Briargate Blvd. All proceeds benefit missions. Krispy Kreme donuts will be on sale Saturday. Fri., June 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., June 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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: June 13.

Pikes Peak Green Party, espousing ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, respect for diversity and future focus in politics meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Center, 29 S. Institute. Details, 210-5144. Next meeting: June 19.

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.

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. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Jeanne Peters, 226-1552. 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.

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: June 27.

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.

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

health & healing

Overeaters' Anonymous workshop featuring Anna Kay H., Chairperson of Region III. Focused on recovery, fellowship, strength, and hope. At the Le Baron Hotel, 314 Bijou St. $25. Contact Micki C. 719 488-1132 for more information. Sat., June 9, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Look Good... Feel Better program, open to women undergoing cancer treatment who want to learn make-up application and skin care. At Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. Free, each woman receives a make-up kit. Registration, 636-5101. Mon., June 11, noon-3 p.m.

Parkinson Education Series hosted by the Parkinson Association of the Rockies at Kaiser Permanente, Denver. Featuring Jack York speaking on using computers and the internet to find resources. Free. Reservations required, 303/830-1839. Sat., June 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

Inner Child Workshop with Smooth Changes, for everyone who needs to get in touch with and heal the child within. Meeting Mondays from 6-8 p.m. at 2153 Chuckwagon Road. $15 each session. Reservations, 271-6089. June 18-Sept. 10.

First Level Reiki Certification Class sponsored by Gentle Strength Healing Center. Location given at registration. Call 599-7466 for tuition and registration information. Sat., June 23.

Outdoor Adventure Challenge for brain injury survivors, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Colorado at the Lions Camp in Woodland Park. Features hiking, swimming, horseback riding, ropes course and fireworks on July 4. Buddies will be provided and volunteers are still needed. $550, BIAC members are eligible for scholarships. Call Denise at 970/353-1546. July 1-6.

Free Fibromyalgia lecture. Learn symptom management through relaxation therapy and hypnosis techniques with Baerbel Froehlin of Smooth Changes. At 2153 Chuckwagon Road. Reservations, 271-6089. Tues., June 12, noon.

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.

senior programs & activities

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. 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.

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

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.

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

Friends of the Peak seeking volunteers to help build the Ring the Peak Trail, which will circle the peak at elevations of 6 and 10,000 feet. Most of the 70 mile trail is completed; only some important links need to be built. Call 471-3145 to receive an information packet. Next workday: Sat., June 9.

Join Hands Day, a nationally established day of service for youth and adults to work together for the betterment of the community. Projects include landscaping, trail maintenance, trash pick up, events for those with special needs, devoting time to help with non-profits and more. Call the Volunteer Center at 575-4345 for details. Sat., June 16.

Community Guardianship Alliance training for people interested in learning about the tasks and role of guardians for "incapacitated persons". CGA seeks people willing to volunteer as guardians for vulnerable people in the community who need help with medical and other types of decision making. At the Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Cir. RSVP to 633-1621. Sat., June 16, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Lung Association Asthma Camp seeking volunteer physicians, nurses, respitory therapist, EMTs, other medical professionals, counselors and activity leaders to help out during the week-long summer camp in Colorado for kids with asthma, at Glacier View Ranch in Ward, July 15-21. Request an application by calling 800/LUNG-USA.

Colorado Trail Foundation seeking volunteers to help maintain and build the 500-mile Denver-to-Durango trail. Volunteers work week-long or weekend shifts and camp out at night. Food provided. $40 registration helps defray food cost. Details, 303/384-3729, ext. 113.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking Community Event Representatives to staff booths at upcoming events for 3-4 hours per shift. Must have excellent communication skills. Call 531-6333 ext. 1251 for details. Also seeking teens to be summer reading buddies and reading club assistants. Commitment of one to two 45-min. sessions with your buddy required. Call 531-633 Ext. 1251.

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 or Pauline at 227-8688. Please leave name, phone number and address and information will be mailed to you.

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.

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. 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.

Great Literature Film Screening and Lecture Series. Disussions in Armstrong Hall room 348, screenings in Max Kade Theater on the Colorado College Campus. Featuring Miss Julie: lecture on Tues., June 12, 6 p.m.; screening Wed., June 13, 7 p.m. Young Trless: lecture on Tues., June 19, 6 p.m.; screening Wed., June 20, 7 p.m. The Marquise of O: lecture on Tues., June 26, 6 p.m.; screening on Wed., June 27, 7 p.m. Tristiana: discussion on Tues., July 3, 6 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m. The Third Man: discussion on Tues., July 10, 6 p.m.; screening on Wed., July 11, 7 p.m. Christ Stopped at Eboli: discussion on Tues., July 17, 6 p.m. screening on Wed., July 18, 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.

LearningClasses with Thuben Shedrup Ling, Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. Featuring Ven. Tenzin Sangpo, a Tibetan Monk from the Institute of Buddhist Dialects in Dharamsala, India, for the summer. For details and directions call 635-7804. At Ganden House: Commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa's Praise of Dependent Arising, every Monday night, 7 p.m. Shamatha meditation, followed by discussion, ever Saturday, 8 a.m. At Colorado College's Shove Chapel, Nevada and Yampa: Shakyamuni Buddha meditation, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Sheppard Art Institute, a non-profit dedicated to developing artistic abilities of people who did not have an opportunity when they wanted to. College level classes and workshops in watercolors, oil painting, calligraphy, pastels, photography and more available at a minimal cost ($40-$60 per ten-week class). At the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Pre-registration, Mon.-Tues., June 11-12, 9 a.m. to noon. For class listing, call 282-2706. Through August.

Web Site Marketing workshop with Tom Wood-Young at The Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $49, 481-4040. Fri., June 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RSVP by June 13.

Rape Defense Classes for Women at UCCS, University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. R.A.D., or Rape Aggression Defense is "women's only" self-defense and risk reduction program designed to teach realistic ways to protect yourself. $25, 262-3444. Thurs.-Fri., June 14-15, 5-9 p.m. and June 16, 1-5 p.m. repeated July 12-13, 5-9 p.m. and July 14, 1-5 p.m.

Colorado's Parklands with Dr. Beidleman, a humorous and insightful slide presentation and discussion of our state parks and their history, at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. $10 donation will benefit the Bear Creek Nature Center, 520-6387. Fri., June 15, 7-8 p.m.

Be Your Own General Contractor: Ground Rules to Save 25% and Get the House You Want, sponsored by the American Council of Consumer Education at Pikes Peak Community college Downtown Campus, 11 W. Pikes Peak Ave. For registration information, call 888/566-9650. Sat., June 16, 9 a.m. to 4 pm.

Urban Experience for Educators, a two-day workshop allowing educators to walk in the footsteps of the poor and homeless and forge connections between school and community, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Coalition. Call Esther Kisamore at 632-6189. Thurs.-Fri., June 21-22, July 19-20, or Mon.-Tues, July 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 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.)

West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., announcing enrollment for summer classes in art, dance, photography, health and wellness, early childhood, drama, cooking, sports, teen classes, field trips for kids and adults and much much more. Times, locations and fees vary. To receive summer brochure or for registration information, call 444-7340.

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. 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 EventsPoetry West Workshops, held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, usually in the park mentioned or Colorado College's Worner Center. Call Sandra McNew at 632-4374 to confirm. Free. On Sat., June 9, 10 a.m. to noon: Janet Kenning, in Monument Valley Park. Meet at the Worner Center. On Sat., July 7, 9:30 a.m. "Writing on Nature" with Beth Ann Bassein, Fountain Creek Regional Park. On Sat., July 14: Voices, Words and Wine with Lois Hayna, as part of the Fine Arts Center's Art and the Politics of Gender series.

Frannie Rose reading from and signing Fixing Frannie at Media Play, 651 N. Academy Blvd., 573-1977. Sat., June 9, 1-4 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: June 9.

Tri-Lakes Book Group meeting at the Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Free. Details, 488-2370. Discussing Crossing to safety, by Wallace Stegner. Wed., June 13, 7 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. On June 14: Ecclesiastes from The Bible. On July 12: Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. On Aug. 9: social gahtering. On Sept. 13: On Dreams, by Freud. On Oct. 11: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. On Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

Pikes Peak Book Fair featuring 30 local, regional and national booksellers selling rare, used or out-of-print books and vintage maps at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $2 on Friday, $1 on Saturday. Free parking in the city garage at Nevada and Kiowa. Details, 473-8175. Fri., June 15, 4-9 p.m. Sat., June 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Group discussing veetarian related books on the third Friday of every month at 7 p.m. the East Library meeting room, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. For details or book listing, call Denise at 282-8812. Next meeting: 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. On Aug. 28: Wait Till Next Year by Doris Goodwin. On Sapt. 25: Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel. On Oct. 23: Talking to High Monks in the Snow, by Lydia Minatoya. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.

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

First Friday Fandom, a book discussion group for sci-fi fans, meeting on the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free. Call for location information, 522-0484. On July 6, Strata by Terry Pratchett.

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

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: with Phil Volan, Black Rose and more, June 10. Also showcases on July 8 and Aug. 12.

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.

Chris Proctor, performing a guitar recital as part of the Colorado Music Fest at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. In Hoag Recital Hall. $6, 719/549-2126. Sun., June 17, 7:30 p.m.

Eidolon at the Mountain Acoustic Music Association concert and jam, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. $3, under 18 free. Bring your instrument for the jam. Sun., June 17, 6 p.m.

Miguel Espinoza & Alex Komodore as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Tues., June 19, 7:30 p.m.

Trick Pony at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $10-$14, 596-1212. xx June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Keith Urban at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $14-$18, 596-1212. xx June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Veronika String Quartet as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Gary Alan at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $16-$20, 596-1212. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

WestFest, a two-day festival of western music and art on the Pioneer's Museum grounds. On Sat.: Michael Martin Murphy, Ricky Van Shelton, the Del McCoury Band, BR-549 and Pure Prairie League. On Sunday: John Berry, Suzy Boggus, Billy Dean, Jamie O'Neal, Junior Brown, Riders in the Sky and Red Steagall. Also performances each day by Hot Club of Cowtown, Dave Wilkie and Cowboy Celtic and Michael Martin Murphy. $28.50 per day or $40 for a two-day pass, 576-2626. Sat.-Sun., July 8-9.

Colcannon performing folk ballads from Ireland and Scotland in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

choral

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble led by Debra Jenkins Teske in a cappella Renaissance polyphony in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Thurs., July 19, 7:30 p.m.

classical

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.

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Faculty Concerts, in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$15, 389-6607. For complete details, visit

www.coloradocollege.edu. On Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.: works by Ibert, Reger, Stravinsky and Shostakovich. On Tues., June 26, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Roussel and D'Indy. OnFri., June 29, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Haydn, Deak, Hulme, Barber and Crumb. On Sat., June 30 and Sun., July 1, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Orchestra Concert conducted by Christopher Wilkins and featuring works by Ginastera, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. On Thurs., July 5, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Tansmen, Brahms and von Weber. On Mon., July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Loeffler, Schnittke and Franck. On Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.: works by Bach, Mozart and Haydn conducted by Jos-Luis Garcia.

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Chamber Concerts in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. On Sat., June 23 and July 7, 3 p.m.: Concerto readings by festival students. On Thurs., June 28, 11 a.m.: children's concert, Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Erik Kroncke. On Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., July 1, 3 p.m.: conducted by Christopher Wilkins with pianist William Wolfram. On Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.: Conducted by Jos-Luis Garcia with Matthew Dine, Oboe and Frank Almond, violin.

Andrzej Grabiec and Timothy Hester performing a chamber concert as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Wed., July 11, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On June 13: The Neil Bridge 7 +, Antler's Park. On June 20, 6:30 p.m.: the Alan Joseph Quartet, Acacia Park. On June 27, 6:30 p.m.: Eddie Jones Quartet, Union Printer's Home Front Lawn. On July 4, 5 p.m.: Pearl Street Jazz Band, Memorial Park. On July 11, 101st Army Jazz Bands, Antler's Park. On July 18, 6:30 p.m.: The Marv Smith Combo, Mountain Shadows Park. On July 25, 6:30 p.m.: The Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis, Bear Creek Park. On Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.: the Dave Innis Quartet, Antler's Park. On Aug. 8, 6:30, Springs City Jazz Band with Laura Davis. On Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.: Dick Cunico's Little Big Band, Cottonwood Creek Park. On Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Dave Rucker Trio, Mountain Shadows Park. On Aug. 29, rain date. On Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m.: USAF Falconaires, Antler's Park.

Colorado Springs Contemporary Jazz Band as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Wed., June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Guitar and Jazz Clincians and Students Recital as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. Free, 719/549-2126. Thurs., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Al Eberhardt & the Changing Times Band as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Occhiato Ballroom, USC, Pueblo. $45 ($80 couple) includes concert, drink and food, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$47, 520-SHOW. Thurs., June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium with The Ken Miller Trio on the elegant Stewart House lawn, 1228 Wood Ave. $10-$5, 389-6607. Sun., July 29, 4 p.m.

Broadway at the Fest, with Douglas Webster, the Pueblo Symphony and the Colorado 2001 Music Fest Vocal Camp students in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $12, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

The Rippingtons and Dotsero at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $34.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

Hugh Borde's Steel Drum Band outside on Colorado College's Armstrong Quad, just behind Armstrong Theater on the NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Tues., July 3, 8-10 p.m.

Music-at-Midday as part of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, at 12:15 p.m. in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Mon.-Tues., July 2-3, Thurs.-Fri., July 5-6, and Mon.-Tues., July 9-10.

Fifth Annual New Music Symposium at Colorado College in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. The Quattro Mani piano duo, the DaVinci Quartet, CC's Bowed Piano Ensemble, Paul Nagem, flute, Daryll Stevens, clarinet, Robert Patterson, horn, Peter Cooper and David Colson, percussion, and Victoria Clamp, soprano, will perform works by contemporary composers, including Samuel Adler, Ofer Ben-Amots, David Colson, David Crumb and Yuval Shak'ed. Composers' panel, 2 p.m.; concerts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 21. Also, Sun., July 21, 3 p.m. Free, 389-6607.

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Scene Stealer, performances incorporating Broadway, costumes and more by the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium students In Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10 per act, 389-6607. Act I: grand opera, operetta and Broadway, Fri. Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Act II: compilation of staged, costumed scenes, Sun., Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Act III: Broadway and opera scenes, Wed., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

Tribute to the Great White Way, the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium performing works by Gershwin, Berlin, Kern and Porter. In Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Sun., Aug. 12, 3 p.m.

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rock, pop & blues

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.

Big Back Yard and One Man Gone Anniversary Celebration, marking eight years of playing local music at Acacia Park, Tejon and Bijou Streets. Free. Fri., June 8, 6:30 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.

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

Laymen Terms at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. 444-0884. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

Kim Stone Electric Band at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. 444-0884. Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.

Seven Nations, Celtic music as part of the Colorado Music Fest at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. On Hasan Outdoor Stage. Free, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain. $20-$110, free to Radission Indy 200 racegoers. 888/306-7223 or www.ppir.com. June 17.

Spineshank, Puya, Chiamira, and Ill Nino at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., June 19, 8 p.m.

Duke Robillard at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., June 21, 9 p.m.

The Temptations Review with Jeffrey Osborne at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$100, 520-SHOW. Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

River City Rebels with Socco & Venzetti and Zazie and the Metro and False Idol at Industrial Nation, 2106 Platte Ave. $5, 520-0980. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m.

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.

The Monkees at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $32-$52, 520-SHOW. Sun., June 24, 7 p.m.

John-Alex Mason & Gerry Hundt at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. 444-0884. Fri., June 29, 8:30 p.m.

50's on the Fourth with Flash Cadillac and the Pueblo Symphony as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest. On Hasan Outdoor Stage, USC, Pueblo. Fireworks after the show. Taste of the Fest at 5:30 p.m. Free, 719/549-2126. Wed., July 4, 8:30 p.m.

Blood, Sweat & Tears with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Sat., July 7, 6 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$42.50, 520-SHOW. Sun., July 15, 7:30 p.m.

Freddy Fender with Roberto Griego, at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 22, 3:30 p.m.

Herman's Hermits at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $20-$30, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Starship with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. Sun., Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m.

Krisium with Immolation at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

B.T.O. at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:30 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.

Loverboy at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 2, 4 p.m.

music announcements

Colorado 2001 Music Fest Music Camps at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. $125 per week or $175 with room and board. Call Vaughn Walker, 719/549-2126 for details on all camps. Guitar camp with Chris Proctor, Miguel Espinoza, Woody Colahan, Ronald Roybal and Alex Komodore, June 17-June 21. Jazz camp with Frank Mantooth, Al Eberhardt, Ray Dewitt, Rick Crafts and George Thompson, June 17-June 21. Percussion Clinic focusing on West African drumming, drumset/blues and ensemble with Dr. Bill Albin and Carl Cook, June 25-June 27. Vocal camp, intense instruction in singing, dance and acting culminating in a Broadway-style performance with Douglas Webster, June 24-June 30. String Camp with the Veronkia String Quartet, Andrzej Grabuec, Hing Zhu and Lu Deng, July 8-July 13. Piano camp with Timothy Hester, Kate Jlett, Dr. J. Michael Beck and James Duncan, July 8-July 13.

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.

PerformancesComedy

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring new performers every Thursday through Sunday. Comedy workshops on Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Showtimes: Wed., Thurs., and Sun., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 and 10:30 p.m. $5-$8, 591-0707. Beginning June 7: Wild Bill Bauer. June 14: Tree (R-rated). June 21: Jef Brannan. June 28: Derrick Cameron. July 3: Master Hypnotist Jac Ren. July 12: Milo Tremley aka James Lee Reeves. July 19: Keith Stubbs. July 26: Steve McGrew. Aug. 2: Lif Skyving. Aug. 9: Funny Man Thomas Brown. Aug. 16: John Wesley Austin. Aug. 23: Russ Nagel. Aug. 30: Doug Stanhope (X-Rated). Sept. 6: Dale Jones (Monkey Boy). Sept. 13: Monique. Sept. 20: Darryl Rhodes. Sept. 27: Don Barnhart.

Dance

Simply the Best, a multimedia celebration of dance and community spirit by Robin's Danceworks, at Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way. Features Dads and Daughters, a Father's Day Salute at which over 40 dads will take the stage with their little girls. $5, 328-0694. Sat., June 9, noon and 6 p.m.

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.

Kim Robards Dance Intensive performance at Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Sat., July 7, 8 p.m.

Colorado College Alumni Dancer performing original works choreographed by Peggy Berg in Armstrong theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., July 13-14, 8 p.m.

Fifth annual Esther Geoffrey Young Dancers Scholarship Competition, open to ages 10-18 and focusing on jazz dance. At Ormao Dane Studion, 128 N. Nevada Ave. Details, 630-7434. Tues., July 31, 2 p.m.

River North Chicago Dance Company as part of the Colorado Springs Dance Theaer's Summer Festival, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: 520-7469. Wed., Aug. 1, 8 p.m.

Theater

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., June 8-9, 8 p.m. Sun., June 10, 2 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. 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 8-9 and 15-16, 8 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.

Side by Side by Sondheim, a musical comedy in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$12, 389-6607. Thurs.-Fri., June 14-15, 7:30 p.m. Sun., June 17, 3 p.m.

Alumni Theater, a "mystery" performance featuring by Colorado College alumni Bill Jongeneel (William Brand), Jane Fromme and John Longo. $2-$4, 389-6607. Thurs.-Sat., June 21-23, 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.

Epiphany by John Lewis Carlino at the Tri-lakes center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., June 22-23 and 29-20, 8 p.m.

The Uncertainty of Being Heisenberg, a theater discussion by former Colorado College Dean of Faculty and physics Prof. Emeritus Richaard Bradley of ethics and atomic physics as explored in Copenhagen. In Armstrong Hall room 231, NE corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Sat., June 23, 7 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.

All's Well That Ends Well, by UCCS TheaterWorks. In the big blue tent at UCCS, 1420 Austin bluffs Pkwy, Tuesdays through Sundays, July 6-25, 8 p.m. $16-$18 guarantees you a seat, free seating will be available on a first come first served basis, 262-3232. At the Penrose House, July 27-28. In Parker, CO at Salisbury Park, 9200 Motsenbocker Road, Aug. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10, 303/805-3275. In Holyoke, CO, Aug. 10-12, 8 p.m., 970/854-3517.

The Power Plays at the Tri-lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Sat., July 7, and Fri., Sat., July 13-14, 8 p.m.

I Do I Do at Castaways Dinner Play House, 103 Manitou Ave. Romantic musical version of The Four Poster. $30 includes dinner. Reservations, 685-3300. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning July 12.

Portrait of Choice by Chip MacEnulty, premiered at the Tri-lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., June 27-27 and Aug. 3-4, 8 p.m.

Ain't Misbehavin' by the Encore! Dinner Theater at their new location at 10 Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (formerly Tajine Alami). $36 plus tax includes meal. Reservations, 471-PLAY. Fridays and Saturdays, cocktails and live music, 6 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m., show at 8. Sunday, music and buffet at 5 p.m., show at 6:30.

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

Colorado Springs Dance Theater announcing its first ever Summer Festival dance intensive for students ages 10-18. Three-day workshoip includes a session with the River North Chicago Dance Company and a ticket tot their performance. Details, 630-7434. Mon., July 30-Wed., Aug. 1.

Star Bar Players is accepting director proposals for the first three shows of their 2001-2002 season. Proposals for Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig are due June 18. Proposals for Two by Two by Rodgers and Stone and Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon are due July 1. For proposal guidelines or questions call 719/573-7411. Mail proposals to Star Bar Players, Director Proposal, P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

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.

Recreation10th Annual American Heart Walk through Cheyenne Cañon to Seven Falls and back. Pledge a walk to benefit the American Heart Association, call 635-7688 for details. Leashed pets welcome. Refreshments provided. Sat., June 9, 8 a.m.

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., June 9, 9 a.m.: John Muir Hike, focusing on Muir's writings. On Sun., June 17, 6 p.m. Father's Day Evening Hike. On Wed., June 20, 7 p.m.: Summer Solstice Journal Saunter. On Sat., June 23, 10 a.m. Light Hike at an easier pace. Senitors welcome. On Sat., June 30, 7:30 a.m.: all-day South Creek Hike.

Garden of the Gods 10-mile run, part of the Triple Crown of Running. All finishers will receive medals, special awards will be given for the top finishers. Fees: $18-$60. Pick-up packets at the Triple Crown office, 809 N. Cascade Ave.

www.pikespeakmarathon.org. Sun., June 10, 7 a.m.

Evening Hikes in Cheyenne Canon, beginning at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. All hikes held from 6:30-9 p.m. On Tues., June 12: Stratton Open Space. On Thurs., June 14: Palmer Red Rocks. On Tues., June 19: Gold Camp Path (steep). On Thurs., June 21: Bear Creek. On Tues., June 26: Section 16. On Thurs., June 28: Seven Bridges.

Alzheimer's Association Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at the Air Force Academy Eisenhower Golf Club Blue Course. $175 per individual or $700 per foursome, 266-8773. All money benefits the Colorado Springs chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Fri., June 15, 1:30 p.m.

Power Up for Parks, a 27-mile community bike, hike and ride along the new Santa Fe Regional Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway, beginning in Palmer Lake and ends with a free picnic lunch in Bear Creek Regional Park. Participants are welcome to join anywhere along the route, a shuttle service will bring people back to Palmer Lake from Bear Creek. Free but registration required for shuttle and lunch. Call Aimee Cox, 520-6978. Sat., June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bike Week presented by Ridefinders, featuring events for all ages and abilities. On Tues., June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Communte 101 at the downtown YMCA, Nevada and Bijou. Get an inexpensive tune-up from a local bike shop, check out the latest in gear, register your bike with the police department, learn about local trails, bike laws and eat free pizza. On Fri., June 22: Great Breakfast & Bike to Work Day, at the Antler's Adams Mark Hotel 4 S. Cascade Ave. Eat free breakfast after riding down. Reservations required: 385-7431. On Sat., June 23: Riding for Real Beginners class. Learn how your bike works and get a refresher course in riding. Free. Reservations: 385-7431.

Starlight Spectacular Bike Ride through Garden of the Gods, downtown Colorado Springs and back, beginning at 2:30 a.m. Breakfast, entertainment and prizes provided. Registration: 633-6884 or www.starlightspectacular.com. Sun., June 24.

Dart for Art, to benefit educational programming at the Fine Arts Center. Features a 5K adults run and a .5 K kids fun run in Monument Valley Park. Awards will be given for top finishers in nine categories. Entry fee: $4-$17, 634-5581. Sat., June 30, 7 a.m.

Manitou Springabouts, a walking tour of the famous springs of Manitou. Free, 685-4205. Bring a cup, walking shoes and meet at Hygea, the Manitou Town Clock, at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Saturdays, through Labor Day.

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.

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.

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.

Spectator SportsSky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Raod, 591-SOXX (7699). Against Portland Beavers, Thurs.-Fri., June 7-8, 7:05 p.m. Against Las Vegas 51s, Fri., June 22, 7:05 p.m. Sat.-Sun, June 23-24, 1:35 p.m. Mon., June 23, 7:05 p.m.

79th annual Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, the 2nd oldest car race in the country, on Pikes Peak Highway. 685-4400. Sat., June 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Times and ticket prices vary, call 520-6711. On July 7: Pikes Peak Supercross. On July 7-8: Peruvian Horse Show. On July 14-15: Reining show. On July 20-22: USTRC Roping. On July 30-Aug. 4: NLBRA Finals. On Aug.8-12: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. On Aug. 17-19: Penrose Horse Trials. On Aug. 25-26: RMDS Dressage Show. On Sept. 1-3: Super Race Barrel Racing.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 8-12.

Special Events25th Anniversary Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, exit 172 when travelling north on I-25, 173 when traveling south. $7-$12.95, kids under 5 free. 303/688-6010 or

www.coloradorenaissance.com. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 9-July 29.

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.

Rock 'n Roll Cruise Night at the Sangre de Cristo Art Center, 210 N. Santa Fe in Pueblo. Bring your hot rod, lowrider, speedster or other automotive treasure to show off in the parking lot, then enjoy free refreshments and admission to Customized and Converted: The Art of the Automobile, the Center's summer exhibition theme. Details, 719/543-0130. Fri., June 15, 5-8 p.m.

Homeschool Prom & Dance open to all homeschool graduates and their familes. At the Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap Rd. Semi-formal. $15-$25, includes buffet and DJ. For info call Kerry, 719/749-9126. Sat., June 16, 6 p.m.

Third Annual Chardonnay Tasting and Dinner featuring the best California Chardonnays found over the past year served over a four-course gourmet summer meal. At Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Reservations, 473-4900. Tues., June 19.

Festival of Myth and Psyche, exploring Jungian thought on ancient and modern goddesses, at Colorado College. Opens with Agapi Stassinopoulos, Ph.D presenting the lecture "Conversations with the Goddesses: Revealing the Divine Power Within You" in Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $10, 389-6607. Fri., June 29, 7 p.m. Festival also includes a diverse group of workshops with noted scholars, call 389-6607 for full schedule. Sat.-Sun., June 30-July 1.

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.

A Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods. Play old-fashioned carnival games, pitch horseshoes, run a race, listen to readings of the Declaration of Independence and dance to the Fountain Creek Brass Band. $1-$5, free Ranch admission to military families. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fabulous Fourth, the yearly celebration with fireworks and the Colorado Springs Symphony in Memorial Park. Fireworks after dark. 633-4611. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m.

First Ever Riverfest, combining the 21st annual Rolling River Raft Race, Rubber Duck Regatta and Pueblo Songwriters River Fest on the Arkansas River. Enjoy live music, food, and family activities at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Details, 719/549-2414. Sat., July 7.

Youth & Family EventsFrom Page to Puppet Stage, puppet shows of Rapunzel, Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff at various branches of the Pikes Peak Library District. Call 531-6333 for directions and information. On Fri., June 8, 1 and 3 p.m.: East Library. On Tues., June 12, 3 p.m. : Monument Branch. On Wed., June 13, 2 p.m.: Cheyenne Mountain branch. On Thurs., June 14, 10:30 a.m.: Ute Pass branch. 2 p.m.: Sand Creek branch.

Robinson Dance Children's Concert, as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., June 18, 7:30 p.m.

Wild About Wildlife, featuring a different Colorado animal each week. Learn about nature through art and hands-on activities at the Starsmore Discovery Cetner, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Free. Reservations, 578-6146. Tuesdays at 10 a.m., through June 26.

Movement artist Peter Davison performing a children's show as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., July 2, 7:30 p.m.

Banana Slug String Band performing happy songs with colorful characters as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Tomato Plant Girl, a Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater PlayFactory production. Performed free in area parks. Details, 634-5581. On Tues., June 11: Cottonwood Creek Park, Dublin & Rangewood, 2 p.m. On Wed., June 12: Village Green Park, 3430 N. Carefree Cir. 2 p.m. On Wed., June 13: Thorndale Park, Uintah & 24th St., 2 p.m. On Thurs., June 14: Citadel Mall, 1 p.m. On Fri., June 15, Van Diest park, 1520 S. Chelton Dr., 2 p.m. On Sat., June 16: Pioneers Museum (SpringSpree), 2 p.m. On Mon., June 18, 10 a.m.: Sandstone Park, 4650 Pring Ranch Road, 10 a.m. On Tues., June 19: Meadows park, 1990 El Paso Ave., 10 a.m. Citadel Mall, 6:30 p.m. On Wed., June 20: Hillside Community Center, 10 a.m. On Thurs., June 21: Flying W Ranch, 3330 Chuckwagon Rd., 10 a.m. On Fri., June 22: Palmer Park playground, 10 a.m. On Mon., June 25: Deerfield Hills, 4290 Deerfield Hills Rd., 10 a.m. Norwood Recreation Center, 4830 Buckaroo Dr., 2 p.m. On Tues., June 26: Ford Frick park, Lexington and Union, 10 a.m. On Wed., June 27: Pinon Valley Park, 5585 Mule Deer Dr., 10 a.m. On Thurs., June 28: West Center, 25 N. 20th St., 10 a.m. On Fri., June 29: Otis Park, 731 N. Iowa, 10 a.m. On Mon., July 2: Cottonwood Creek Park, Dublin & Rangewood, 10 a.m. On Tues., July 3: Sand Creek, 4385 Tutt Ave., 10 a.m.

Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Featuring Things That Go..., activities complimenting the Center's summer exhibition theme. In the Reilly Family Gallery, investigate an ambulance, make a temporary cast/finger puppet, fly helicopters, help fight a fire and ride on a police motorcycle through realistic computer games and flight simulators, make a wind spinner, and much more. Also, take a video field trip in the el Pomar Magic Carpet Theater, read books in the Lizard Lounge and maneuver to escape the gridlock in the Sensations exhibit. $3-$4, 719/543-0130. Tues.-Sat., through Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children's Programs with the Pikes Peak Library District. Free skit, interactive and musical programs include "Seuss on the Loose", "A Giant Texas-Sized Tale" and "The Queen's Best Advisor", at various library branches nearly every day. Call 531-6333 for more information, times and locations. Throughout the summer.

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.

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.

Seekers: Exploring the Unexplained Summer Reading Group for young adults (grades 6-12), sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District. Read books and do activities to win prizes including books, shirts and shopping sprees. Collect all nine issues of the Library's weekly paper devoted to the unexplained (Spontaneous human combustion! Pikes Peak Bigfoot sightings!). Stop by any area library or call 531-6333. Through Aug. 4.

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

E-Town with Kelly Joe Phelps and Primitive Radio Gods at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $11.55, 303/786-7030. All-ages, live radio taping. Sun., June 10, 7 p.m.

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

Druha Trva, 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.

The John Cowan Band with Southern Exposure at the Arvada Center for the Arts, Denver. $16-$24, 303/431-3939. Sat., June 16, 7:30 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.

Tim McGraw with Kenny Chesney at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$67, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 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.

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.

Girl's Night Out featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neill and Carolyn Dawn Johnson at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$77, 520-9090. Sun., July 29, 6 p.m.

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

Habib Koite & Bamada at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sun., Sept 2, 8 p.m.

art

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Living in the West, selections from the Harmsen Collection and the Arvada Center Collins Collection, through Aug. 31.

Chaffee County Council on the Arts Courthouse Gallery, 511 Main St., Buena Vista. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 719/395-8372. Featuring Layers of Meaning and Memories, works by Lili Francuz, Jean Gumpper, Conrad W. Nelson, Sean O'Meallie and Rodney Wood, through June 24.

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.

Foothills Art Center, 805 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Colorado Photographers Exhibition, through Aug. 12.

Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th, Denver. 303/455-0185.

www.gallerysink.com. Featuring Claim, works by seven artists, through June 22. Opening reception: Fri., June 8, 7-9 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Mayor Wellington E. Webb's Jazz Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. On Fri., June 8 -- 5-5:45pm: Nelson Rangell. 6:15-7:15pm: The Jazz All Star Quartet featuring Ronnie Laws, Norman Connors, Jeane Carne, & Bobbie Humphrey. 7:30-9:00pm: Dianne Reeves. 9:15-11pm: Will Downing. On Sat., June 9 -- 5-5:45pm: Hazel Miller. 6:15-7:15pm: Dotsero. 7:30-9:00pm: Roy Haynes. 9:15-11pm: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Sun., June 10 -- 6-7pm: Conjunto Colores. 7:15-8:45pm: Diane Schuur. 9-10:30pm: Arturo Sandoval. $25-$35, or $80 per three-day pass, 520-9090.

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.

Arvada Center Chorale with the National Repertory Orchestra at the Arvada Center, Denver. $8-$12, 303/431-3939. Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Bill Frisell's New Quartet featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel and slide guitar, David Piltch on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $22, 303/786-7030. All-ages, seated. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

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.

Vail Valley Music Festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO. On Wed., June 27: An Evening of Romance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and violinist Ida Kavafian. On Fri., June 29: Wild Wild West Pops concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, featuring theme songs from television and movie Westerns. For complete schedule and ticket info, call 877/827-5700.

Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen, CO. For ticket info call 720/301-1718 or visit www.dmamusic.org/EvergreenJazzFestival. July 19-22.

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.

Telluride Jazz Festival featuring Ray Brown, James Moody, Terence Blanchard, Kevin Mahogany, Kevin Eubanks, Kenny Baron and Regina Carter and many others. Ticket and lodging info: 888/827-8081 or ww.telluridejazz.com. Aug. 3-5.

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.

Sutton's Rocky Mountain Jazz Party at the Marriott City Center, Denver. Featuring over 20 performers. $275 for the weekend. Details, 303/838-8240. Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Seventh Annual Vail Jazz Party at the Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail. Featuring the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Jeff Hamilton Trio and Octet, Bobby Watson Quartet and guest soloists. Tickets and reservations: 888/824-5526. Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Third Annual Pikes Peak Jazz Festival at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Kickoff with the Al Eberhardt Changing Times at the Shining Mountain Golf COurse, Woodland Park, Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Featuring Rocky Mountain Banjos, the Eddie Jones Quartet, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Pat Bianchi Trio, Kinda Dixie Jazz Band, Dotsero, USAF Falconaires, Suzanne Morales Octet, Eohippus and Junior and Senior High School ensembles. $10-$55, 687-5489. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23.

comedy

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.

Janeane Garofalo at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $32, 520-9090. Sat., June 9, 8 p.m.

Bob Nelson, Emmy award-winner, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Tues., June 12, 8 p.m. Wed., June 13, 8 p.m.

Robert Schimmel, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. XXX Rated! Ask about their non-smoking shows. Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m. Fri., June 15, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri., June 16, 8 p.m.

Laughing With Pride III with Kate Clinton and Kinsey Sicks at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $25-$27.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m.

David Cross, described as today's Andy Kauffman, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Fri., June 22, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 23, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Larry the Cable Guy, at Comedy Works in Denver, 303/595-3637. Ask about their non-smoking shows. Wed., June 27, 8 p.m. Thurs., June 28, 8 p.m. Fri., June 29, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., June 30, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sun., June 1, 8 p.m.

dance

Colorado Dance Festival at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. 303/442-7666. Featuring Doug Varone and Dancers, on July 5-6, 8 p.m. July 7, 2 and 8 p.m. Martha @ the Dairy, featuring Richard Move as Martha Graham, July 12-13, 8 p.m. July 15, 2 p.m.

Youth Dance Project, encouraging expressionism and artistic growth at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Study with professional dancers and explore today's dance culture. For kids ages 12-18, 303/442-7666. June 25-29.

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Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. 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.

Recreation (####out of town)

Desert Sun Half Iron, a triathalon and duathalon featuring a 1.2 mile lake swim, 56 mile bike rdie and 13.1 mile run at Highland Lake State Park, near Grand Junction. Registration: 970/241-6786 or www.sportsconnection.net. July 15.

62nd Annual Elam Classic Rocky Mountain Open Golf Tournament, played at Lincoln Park and Tiara Rado Golf Courses. 275 pro and amateur players compete for a $75,000 purse. Details, 970-242-8085. Aug. 23-26.

Tour of the Vineyards Bike Ride, through 6 wineries and acres of vineyards with 1000 riders. 25 miles long. Registration, 303/635-2815. Sept. 15.

Ninth annual Rim Rock Run, a 37K run on paved Rim Rock Drive through the Colorado National Monument through high desert, red rock canyons, rock monoliths and mesas, near Grand Junction. Registration: 970/243-4055 or www.rimrockrun.org. Nov. 10.

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 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.

rock, pop & blues

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. $12, 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.

Doves with The Webb Brothers at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $11.25, 303/965-4827. Tues., June 19, 7 p.m.

Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $22.25, 520-9090. 18+. Wed., June 20, 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.

Melissa Ferrick at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/447-0095. Wed., June 20, 9 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.

Billy Idol at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $30-$35, 520-9090. Thurs., June 21, 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.

America at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $25-$40, 520-9090. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.

Yo, Flaco! and Voodoo Economics at Tulagi, Boulder. All-ages, 303/447-0095. Fri., June 22, 10 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.

Denver Gay Men's Chorus Pride Concert, at the Denver Performing Arts Center. $20, 303/893-4100. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Little Joe Y La Familia at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$22, 303/431-3939. Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Book of Love with DJ BeAnne at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12-$15, 800/965-4827. Sat., June 23, 7 p.m.

Paul Simon and Brian Wilson at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$59.50. Sun., June 24, 6:30 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.

The Cult with Stabbing Westward and Monster Magnet at magness Arena, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Tues., June 26, 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.

Aaron Carter with The A*Teens, No Authority and Leslie Carter at magness Arena, Denver. $29, 520-9090. Wed., June 27, 7 p.m.

Guided by Voices at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Wed., June 27, 8 p.m.

Tab Benoit with Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks at the Fox Theatre, Boulder. $15. 303/443-3399. 21+. Thurs., June 28, 9 p.m.

NEW LOCATION Railroad Earth pre-String Cheese kick-off at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/443-3399. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

Planes Mistaken for Stars, Strike Anywhere, Deadlock Frequency and The Gravity Index at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. All-ages. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

Ranier Maria at Tulagi, Boulder. $7.50, 303/447-0095. All-Ages. Sat., June 30, 9 p.m.

Meltdown featuring Collective Soul, G Love & Special Sauce, Eve 6, Oleander, Sum 41, Rehab and Lucky Boys Confusion at The Pepsi Center, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 30, noon.

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

Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal featuring Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, Skerik and Mike Clark with B-Side Players at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Mon., July 2, 9 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.

Israel Vibration with The Roots Radics Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., July 4, 9 p.m.

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

Faster Pussycat with LA Guns at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $21.25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 5, 7 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.

Global Underground with Mark Lewis at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. 18+. Sat., July 7, 10 p.m.

Vans Warped Tour 2001 featuring 311, AFI, Kool Keith, Pennywise, Rancid, The Ataris, Vandals, Less Than Jake and many, many more on four stages at the Adams County Fairgrounds, Brighton. $24.75, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 8, 11:30 a.m.

Kool Keith with Esham, Natas and Mastamind at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 18+. Mon., July 9, 9 p.m.

Pat Benetar at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 8 p.m.

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.

Umphrey's McGee and Moot Boot Lover at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Sat., July 14, 10 p.m.

Willie Nelson with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring original members Jimmy Ibbotson and John McEuen at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Cradle of Filth with Nile at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Mon., July 16, 7 p.m.

Trey Anastasio at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., July 17-18, 7:30 p.m.

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

The Average White Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25, 303/443-3399. Wed., July 18, 8 p.m.

Slum Village, Phife Dawg, Jerobi, Schoolz of Thought, Mystic and more at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. 18+. Thurs., July 19, 9 p.m.

Toots & The Maytals at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri.-Sat., July 20-21, 9 p.m.

Giant People with Carlos Washington at Tulagi, Boulder. $5.25, 303/447-0095. Fri., July 20, 10 p.m.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park Ski Resort. $46 single day or $82 two-day pass, 520-9090. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Sat., June 21: Sheryl Crow, Semisonic, Leftover Salmon, Ozomatli and The Radiators. On Sun., July 22: Melissa Etheridge, Sonia Dada, Joan Osborne, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise and Leo Nocentelli.

Depeche Mode with Poe at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$64.50, 520-9090. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

Fuel at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Free, all-ages. 303/786-7030. Tues., July 21, 8 p.m.

Aerosmith with Fuel at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $35-$70, 520-9090. Mon., July 23, 7 p.m.

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

The Neville Brothers with Steel Pulse at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $37.50, 800/965-4827. Tues., July 24, 8 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.

Yes with the Yes Symphony Orchestra at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $22.50-$82.50, 520-9090. Sun., Aug, 5, 7:30 p.m.

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

Barenaked Ladies with The Proclaimers and Sarah Harmer at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$47, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 10.

Lloyd's Blues Music Fest featuring BB King, Buddy Guy, John Hiatt & the Goners, Tommy Castro and The Groove Hawgs at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$52, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 14, 5 p.m.

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

Mick Taylor with Preacher Boy at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $16.25, 800/965-4827. 21+. Wed., Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Channel 93.3 Weekend of Electronica at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $50 for two day passes, 520-9090. Rabbit in the Moon on Thurs., Aug. 16, 7:30. The Crystal Method and Uberzone on Fri., Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Many more to be announced.

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

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$39, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 pm.

Backstreet Boys with Shaggy at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Glam Slam Metal Jam featuring Poison, Warrant, Quiet Riot and Enuff Z'Nuff at Fiddler's Green, Englewood 419-$33, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/447-0095. Fri., Aug. 24, 10 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks XV featuring Burning Spear, Yellowman, Dave Wakeling, Mutabaruka, Wailing Souls, Mighty Diamonds, Worl-a-Girl and Judge Roughneck at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $35.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, noon.

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.

matchbox twenty with Train at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $3-$44, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

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

special events

FIBArk (First In Boating On the Arkansas) Festival in Salida, CO. Features the oldest downriver boat race in North America, a carnival, freestyle rodeo, arts and crafts, tons of food, live music performances by JAKA, the Critters and a nationally known "mystery act" on Saturday night. Admission to all events is free. Call the Salida Chamber for details, 719/539-2068. June 13-17.

Royal Western Days at the Royal Gorge. Featuring champion roper, bull whip artist and fancy gun spinner Kalvin Cook, Wild West shootouts, Native American Dancers, live music by Southern Express and the Rockin' M Western Band, face painting. At the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon City, 888/333-5597. Sat.-Sun., June 16-17, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Spiritual Adventure: Bringing Wisdom & Heart Into Everyday Life, a three-day conference presented by the Omega Institute and the Naropa Institute in Denver. Features more than 40 lectures and experiential workshops. Speakers include Deepak Chopra, M.D., Ram Dass, James Van Praagh, Loretta LaRoche and many more. Registration info, 303/845-266-4444. Fri.-Sun., July 27-29.

Palisade Peach Festival, in Palisade, CO, 10 miles east of Grand Junction. Celebrate the harvest with fresh peach ice cream, a parade, music, barbeques, recipe competitions, peach eating contest, Big Peach Beauty and Grouch competitions and more. Details, 970/464-7458. Aug. 16-18.

18th Annual Taste of Cherry Creek, featuring eclectic delights prepared by over 25 of the finest chefs in Cherry Creek, coffee and sweets, accompanied by everything from Merlots to microbrews. At the Fillmore Plaza. Volunteers needed. Details, 303/388-6022. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Fruita Fall Festival in Fruita, CO. Features a street dance, Livin' Large parade, Rimrock Rodeo, carnival, food, bullfight and lots more, 970/858-3894 or www.fruitachamber.org. Sept. 28-30.

theater

2 in 1 by Buntport Theater Company, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sat., June 7-23, 8 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., through June 9.

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

Quixote at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8, 720/946-1388. Sundays, June 10-24, 8 p.m.

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. Through June 24.

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. through June 30.

Fin at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sun., July 5-22, 8 p.m.

Silly Cow by Germinal Stage Denver. $11-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Through July 8.

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

Aladdin and the Glass Slipper, a children'd theater program at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5.50, 303/431-3939. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m., Noon, and 7 p.m. Through Aug. 2.

Acme X, the 10th comedy revue by the ACME Comedy Players at the Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 303/758-4722. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., through Aug. 18.

Ward #6 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 2-26, 8 p.m.

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