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Art Shows and Galleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Oils by Daniel Breckenridge, through July 22. 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 Summertime, watercolors and oils by Catherine Volan, through July.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

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 Explorations in Color, new watercolors by Maria Paca and Barbara Rotzoll, through Sept. 15.

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. Featuring The Rubber Stamp Show, a tribute to Edwin Golik Golikoff, through July 29.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Strata Various, a mixed media landscape exhibit, July 20-Aug. 19. Opening reception: Fri., July 20, 5-8 p.m. Also, traditional Japanese paintings by Aki May in the Avenue Gallery, through July 28.

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 current works by Randall May, through June. Also, metal sculpture by Santiago Fontanova and Edie Nelson, ongoing. Salute to the Armed Services, works by 100 artists, through July 31. Opening reception with food and live music: Fri.-Sun., July 27-29 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by the Colorado Springs Art Guild, Harrison School District Two, High Plains Elementary, Pikes Peak Community College, Chris Weed, through Sept.

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, through Sept. 2. The American Rockies: Photographs by Gus Foster, through Sept. 2. From Roots to Soaring Visions, Eric and Mary Ann Bransby, through Sept. 2.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Quiltasia, quilt art by Ginger Muoz, Patty Joy and inviational quilters, through July 24.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring works by Tracy & Sushe Felix, through Sept. 6.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring paintings by Irma Thaler. Also, photograhs by Dennis Terry, including one of Robert Kennedy a month before his death. through July 31.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring watercolors by local artist Karen Standridge, through Aug.

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 a ceramics show and book signing with Tom and Jean Latka,

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring A Touch of Nature, pastels, pen and ink by Susabette Meister, through July.

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

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 Along the Way, oil on clay and colored pencils by Deb Komitor, through Aug. 1.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Canvas and Steel, paintings by Magdalina and sculpture by Edie Nelson, through Aug. 31.

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.

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.

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.

Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Featuring Celebrating the American Way, watercolors by Gary Ekland, June 24-Aug. 2. Opening reception: June 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring the farewell show and sale of the works by Jason Chase, July 20-21. Reception: Fri., July 20, 6-8 p.m. Everything 20% off. Also, photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Runs indefinitely.

art events and programs

European Masterpieces Day Trips, from the Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale, to the Denver Art Museum to see European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the Nation Gallery of Victoria, Australia. $65-$75 includes lunch and admission. Sign up early by calling Laura 634-5581 ext. 357. Sat., July 21 and Tues., Aug. 7, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 July 21: Bernie Chalk with Cider Mill. On Aug. 18: Rick Smith with Buster Squirt.

Argentine Tango Workshop with Scott McLane at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration ends at first class; 475-0625. First of six sessions begins Mon., July 23rd. Beginners: 6 p.m.; intermediate: 7:15 p.m.; advanced 8:30 p.m.

Chalk It Up! Chalk Art Contest in Fountain Creek Regional Park. Chalk, chalk paint and block provided. Registration: 10-10:45 a.m. Drawing begins at 11 a.m. and ends at noon. Free, 520-6978. Also features lunch and family games. Sat., July 28.

Papercrete Workshops in Manitou Springs on Sundays, 1-5 p.m. $20 for the first workshop, $10 for repeats. Learn to make building block molds, castings, sculptures and more. For reservations call Roni Chernin 685-9212. On July 29, Aug. 12 and 26.

26th annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, a juried fine arts festival with 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.

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.

Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee seeks entries for wall exhibits for the East and Penrose Libraries. Bring five representative pieces of the meeting room of Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade, between 10 a.m. and noon, Fri., July 27. Pick up art between 5-5:30 p.m. Details, 531-6333 ext. 1202.

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.


Bulletin Board

announcements

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade seeking cowboys and cowgirls, rancheros, mountain men, ropers, riders, dancehall girls, sod busters, square dancers, cardsharps, cavalrymen, desperados, sharp shooters, bronco busters and other bands and groups to participate in the 61st Annual parade, downtown on Aug. 8, 10 a.m. Call 635-8803 to sign up.

Miss Colorado and Miss Teen Colorado USA accepting applications for young Colorado ladies ages 14-18 and 18-26 to compete for the title and awards and scholarships. Details, 888/894-3736. Pageant will be held in Denver, Oct. 27-28.

Donations accepted for the Ellicott tornado victims, by the Salvation Army. Drop off food, clothing and furniture at 501 S. Weber, or in the trailers at the Safeway at Circle and Galley or behind the store at 103 N. Circle. Large donations may be picked up by calling 473-6161 ext. 112. Send cash donations to: Ellicott Tornado Victims, the Salvation Army Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 9947, Colorado Springs, CO 80932.

clubs & organizations

Democratic Club Dinner featuring Roman Tafoya, Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, speaking about the Hispanic Chamber and its goals. At Bambino's, 2849 E. Platte Ave. RSVP to Mark Entrekin, 548-8798. Thurs., July 19, 6-8 p.m.

Junior League Membership Information Nights. Learn about the area' oldest organization for women. Reservations: 632-3855. On Thurs., Aug. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: at the Humane Society. On Wed., Aug. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: the Pioneers Museum. On Tues. Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30: at the Penrose Library Community Room.

Colorado Springs Sustainable Living Coalition meeting at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St.. Featuring Udgar Parson presenting a program on the Growing Dome. Thurs., July 26, 578-7088.

Pikes Peak Region NOW (National Organization for Women) meeting at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Bring your enthusiasm, ideas, and a friend. Refreshments will be served. Details, 475-3089. Tues., July 31, 6 p.m.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from 5-9 p.m. at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting: Aug. 6.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Inc. (SMMUG), meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (novices meet at 6) at the Disabled American Veterans building, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. For information call Lynn Poos 719-599-4528 or visit

www.smmug.org. Next meeting: Aug. 8.

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: Aug. 21.

health & healing

Balancing Stress and Health, a seminar on regaining health through stress management at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd., Thurs., July 19, 7-9 p.m. Also at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Tues., July 24, 7-9 p.m. Details, 531-6333 ext. 1204.

Introduction to Pilates at Balanced Health Studio, 2812 W. Colorado Ave. $5. Reservations required, 520-3801. Sat., July 21, 9:30-11 a.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Coming of Age workshop for Mothers and Daughters. On Thurs.-Fri., July 26-27, 6-9 p.m.: Mastering Massage for couples.

Free confidential HIV Testing and STD screening at the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Center, 125 N. Parkside. Sponsored by the Southern Colorado AIDS project and the El Paso County Health Department. Mon., July 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

American Cancer Society programs at the Oncology Clinic, 320 E. Fontanero, Suite 200. 636-5101. Featuring the free I Can Copy program, for cancer patients and their families. Held for four consecutive Thursdays from 5:15-7:15 p.m. On July 26: Learning About Cancer. On Aug. 2: Understanding cancer Treatment. On Aug. 9: Communicating Concerns and Feelings. On Aug. 16: Keeping Well in Mind and Body.

senior programs & activities

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. The Springs of Manitou, a Walk on Mon., July 23, 8-11:59 a.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., July 25, 1-3 p.m., "The Art of Garnishing" with local chef Jamie Frank.

Art, Creativity and Craft Classes at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Includes Embossed cards, oil painting, porcelain doll making, quilting, woodcarving and Creating the Story of Your Life. Times and fees vary, details. 520-6471.

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.

Seven rails of Colorado, an Elderhostel fall field studies program taking passengers the Colorado's most beautiful landscapes on the Cumbres & Toltec scenic Railroad, the Durango & Silverton Naroow Gauge and more. Also included is a trip to the Great Sand Dunes and San Juan Mountains. Eight-night program includes modern lodging, all meals, transportation and special tours. Call 970/491-7377. Program runs through Oct.

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.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer literacy tutors needed to help adult students through the Pikes Peak Library District. Next free 16-hour training session at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.: Aug.7, 9, 13, and 15. Volunteers also needed to be "Talk English!" group facilitators and conversational aides, computer lab aides, and "BookTalk" presenters for the Adult Literacy Program. For more information or to volunteer, call the Adult Literacy Office at 531-6333, x2223 or x2224.

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.

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.

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 & Video

Summer Movies for Men at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Women welcome too, of course! Free, 385-5933. On Fri., July 20, 1:30 p.m.: The Patriot.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. July 24: The Awful Truth.

Run Lola Run at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.

The Burning Times, a historical account of a time in the Middle Ages when millions of women in Europe were systematically killed. $12, includes dinner and admission for a guest. RSVP to 389-1085. Presented by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners at New England Financial Services, 7350 Campus Dr., 3rd floor. Thurs., Aug. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Fri., Aug. 17, Hearts of Darkness, a documentary about the making of Frances Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Also, Losing Touch, a short film from the Telluride Film Festival.


Learning

True Grit: Surviving the Dust Bowl in Eastern Colorado, an award-winning program by Dayna Jenkins, at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Free. RSVP to 578-7088. Thurs., July 19, 7-8 p.m.

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 Commission. Call Esther Kisamore at 632-6189. Thurs.-Fri., July 19-20, or Mon.-Tues, July 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lost on Everest: New Information on Mallory & Irvine, the World's Greatest Climbing Mystery, a slide show and talk with mountaineer Jake Norton at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $7-$10, 634-5581. Fri., July 20, 6 p.m.

Build a Tipi, an educational program at Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N Cheyenne Cañon Road. Free; call 633-5701 for reservations. For ages 12 and up. Program involves hiking, stream crossing and physical work, bring water and wear hiking boots. Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to noon.

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, two miles south of Florissant on Teller County Road 1. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. Fees vary. On Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Outdoor Photography. On Sat., July 21, 6 p.m.: Let's Go Batty. On Sun., July 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: On the Cripple Creek Mineral Trail, featuring a tour to a mining operation. On Sun., July 22, 1-5 p.m.: Weeds Versus Wildflowers.

Get Lost... Not! Orienteering Program, in two parts at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo, and Palmer Park. Learn how to use a map and compass to find your way. Sign up for one or both sessions; equipment provided. For ages 10 and up. Reservations required, 578-7088. Sat.-Sun., July 28-29.

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.

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 Events

Richard Rhinehart and David Harris signing Colorado Caves: Hidden Worlds Beneath the Peak, at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E., 637-8282. Thurs., July 19, 7 p.m.

Book Fair to benefit Ellicott High School, which suffered major damage in the recent tornado. At Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Dr. E., 637-8282. Funds raised will be used to replace lost and ruined books. Sat., July 21, 9 a.m.

Literary Experience Dinners at Sencha, xxx S. Nevada Ave. Each dinner features dishes realted to a classic piece of literature or author, readings, skits, wine and fun. $60. For reservations call 632-8287. On Sun., July 22, 6 p.m.: Fried Green Tomatoes, featuring BBQ ribs, pecan pie and of course, the title dish. On Sun., Aug. 19, 6 p.m. Like Water for Chocolate, featuring quail with rose petals, crme fritters and champandongo.

Sunday Afternoons at Stewart House, summer reading events presented by Colorado College at Stewart House, 1228 Wood Ave., at 4 p.m. Reservation required; call Kristine Castro at 389-6653. On July 22: CC Professor Jane Hilberry and Colin Chisholm. On Aug. 5: Kent Haruf and Geoff Becker.

What it Means to be Human, a lecture by best-selling author and educator Mark Mathabane. At Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Mon., July 23, 7:30 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 July 24: Plainsong, by Kent Haruf.

Christine Goff signing Death of a Songbird at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E, 637-8282. Fri., July 27, 5:30 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.

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951, You Call That Art?, 8 p.m.. Off the Hook, interpretive expressionism (slam poetry) with Jerome Davis

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


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Tish Hinojosa at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave, Woodland Park. $10, 687-0625. Fri., July 20, 9 p.m.

Syd Masters & the Swing Riders at the Black Rose open stage, at the Black Forest Community Center, NW corner of Shoup & Black Forest roads. 278-2108. Fri., July 27, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Norman Blake at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain, at Tejon. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $10-$15, 278-8108. Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Chris LeDoux at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 p.m.

Terri Clark at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 9 p.m.

The Kinleys at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 9 p.m.

Tracey Lawrence at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 21, 9 p.m.

Randy Travis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Brooks & Dunn at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20-$30, 719/566-0530. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

John Michael Montgomery at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 p.m.

Mel Tillis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10-$14, 719/566-0530. Wed., Aug. 29, 8 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

Trent Ellis, organist and choir master at St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church performing works by Bach, Couperin, Franck, Lemmens, Alain and more. Free will offering. At First Christian Church, Cascade and Platte. Sun., July 29, 3 p.m.

The Little London Winds in Soda Springs Park, at the west end of Manitou Springs, every Monday at 7 p.m.. Through Aug. 13.

The Fountain Creek Brass Band in Soda Springs Park, at the west end of Manitou Springs, Thursdays at 7 p.m. July 26, Aug. 2, 16 and 30.

jazz & swing

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On July 25, 6:30 p.m.: The Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis, Bear Creek Park.

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.

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

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.

Strikepoint, one of the world's top handbell ensembles, at First Christian Church, Cascade & Platte. Free will offering. 633-8888. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Festival for Music Composition at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. For students grades K through 12. Topics include Mechanics of Composition, structure, writing for strings, instrumentation and orchestration and composition performance. Registration: Len Rhodes at 635-1561. Fri.-Sat., July 27-28.

Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Fourth Annual Musicfest at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring the Mamma Jamm Blues Band with JoAnne Taylor, the Queen of the Blues. Also featuring comedians Nancy Norton and Bob Smith. $12-$40, 444-0884. Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

REO Speedwagon at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $15-$26, 576-2626. Thurs., July 19, 7:30 p.m.

The Gluey Brothers at the Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Thurs., July 19, 9:30 p.m.

You Call That ART? At Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 20, 8 p.m.

Maggie Jack at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

Summerfest Concert to benefit Wolf Rescue Center, at Acacia Park. Featuring Rachel & Andy, Liz Clark, Maggie Jack and Running With Sally. Also, tarot readings, raffles, face painting, massages and more. Free. Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 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.

Saliva, Stereomud, Systematic and Adema at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12.50, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Mon., July 23, 7 p.m.

3 Doors Down with Seven Mary Three and Tantric at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $27.50, 578-6652 or 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Altan at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $16-$19, 634-5583. All-ages. Wed., July 25, 8 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.

Eyerot with Mystic Rose and Iron Kind at Industrial Nation, 2106 E. Platte Ave. 520-098o. Thurs., July 26, 8:30 p.m.

Rubber Planet at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 27, 8 p.m.

Wendy Woo at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. Sat., July 28, 8 p.m.

Morbid Angel at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., July 28, 9 p.m.

Deke Rivers as Elvis at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Proceeds benefit low income school kids. All-ages. Sun., July 29, 6 p.m.

Xiren playing Irish techno pop at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Fri., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

Mezcla at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. 687-0625. Fri., Aug. 3, 69 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.

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

Blessed Union of Souls with Even & Jaron at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Erika Luckett at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Bob Dylan at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.

98 Degrees at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 8 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.

KC & The Sunshine Band at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Englebert Humperdink at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

The Beach Boys at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 28, 8 p.m.

Voices of Metal featuring Vince Neil, Ratt, Vixen and Slaughter at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 30, 8 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

Submissions sought for the Colorado Drinkin' and Twangin' Compilation, a Big Bender Records recording featuring Colorado country, alt-country, bluegrass, hybrid-grass and twang-rock bands singing about drinking. Bands and songwriters can send their best tunes to Marty Jones, P.O. Box 13380, Denver, CO 80201. Deadline: June 30.

Hip-hop artists sought by southern Colorado promoter to perform and put Colorado on "the national hip-hop map". To submit demo tapes, CDs and videos call VP Productions at 597-2669.


Performances

Comedy

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring new performers every Wednesday through Sunday. Also, 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 July 18: Keith Stubbs. July 25: Steve McGrew.

Theater

All's Well That Ends Well, by UCCS TheaterWorks. In the big blue tent at UCCS, 1420 Austin bluffs Pkwy, Tuesdays through Sundays, through July 25, 8 p.m. $16-$18 guarantees you a seat, free seating will be available on a first come first served basis, 262-3232.

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., July 20-21 and 27-28, 8 p.m.

Guys and Dolls, Jr., performed by the Youth Actors Workshop at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., July 27-28, 8 p.m. Sun., July 29, 2 p.m.

Things to Say at the Smokebrush Caberet, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $10, 444-0884. Sat., Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

The Stained Glass Circus with the David Simpich marionettes at the Broadmoor Little Theater, at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. 577-5747. Through Aug. 30.

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, run indefinitely.

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.

announcements

The Theater of Others seeking four women and four men for Jocasta! Jocasta! Bring a prepared classic monologue, a current photo and a resume (if you have one). Be prepared to cold read. At The Fine Line, 701 1/2 W. Colorado Ave. 578-9579. Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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


Recreation

High Tundra Wildflower Hike on Pikes Peak. Meet at the Peak toll road gate. Dress in layers, bring lunch, water, sunscreen and a hat. For ages 12 and up. Must be able to walk moderate distances at elevations of up to 14,000 feet. $5, kids under 16 free. Reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., July 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.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 Sun., July 22, 6 p.m.: An Evening Journaling Hike. On Thurs., July 26, 6:30 p.m.: 1st Quarter Moon Hike.

Third Annual Grand Prix Runners Roost Classic 10K following the Santa Fe Trail along Monument Creek from Tiffany Square. Cash prizes. Register at Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou; online at

www.csgrandprix.com or at the race. Sat., July 28, 7 a.m.

Race for the Cure, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 5K walk/run to raise funds for beast cancer research, treatment and education. At the Air Force Academy. $15-$20 with pre-registration, 476-1675. Sun., Aug. 12.

Adult Indoor Soccer League now registering teams and individuals for Men's, Womens' and Co-ed divisions for all levels. Call 637-3695 or visit the Colorado Springs Sports Center, 2450 Canada Dr.

http://www.letsplay.com.

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.

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. Open to the whole family. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Call Finesse, 227-7303.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Edmonton Trappers: Fri.-Sat., July 20-21, 7:05 p.m. Sun., July 22, 1:35 p.m. Mon., July 23, 7:05 p.m. Against the Calgary Cannons: Tues.-Wed., July 23-24, 7:05 p.m. Thurs., July 26, 12:35 p.m. Fri., July 27, 7:05 p.m.

Events at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Times and ticket prices vary, call 520-6711. 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.

Vintage Baseball Game, played the way it was following the Civil War, at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods at 30th St. Game will be followed by a dance. Free. Details, 578-6777. Sun., July 29, 1 p.m.

National Little Britches Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Mon.-Sat., July 30-Aug. 4.

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


Special Events

Victor Gold Rush Days, featuring mining games, chili dinners, talent shows, street dance, pie and watermelon eating contests, carnival, parade, gun fights, gold cart races and tons more, in Victor, CO. All day, Fri.-Sun., July 20-22.

A Muse A Maze, an interactive audio and visual journey through discovery. Be a participant and a viewer. At the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $1, 444-0884. On Fri., July 20, 7-9 p.m. Sat.-Sat., July 21-28, noon to 4 p.m.

Manitou Springs Holistic Arts Festival, featuring healers, readers, body workers and "metafizical" goodies for everybody, in Soda Springs Park, at the west end of Manitou Springs. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, from 10 a.m. until dark.

Victor Historic House and Building Tour, featuring the City Hall where Jack Dempsey once trained, the Olympia Hotel, St. Victor's Catholic Church and two historic homes. Self-led tour, tickets and maps available at the Victor Trading Co. or call 689-9722. Docents will be at each site to show the buildings. $5. Sun., July 22, 1-4 p.m.

Feast of Mary Magdala, a celebration of woman's leadership role in the Church at the Women's Story Gathering, at Stone Haven at Mt. St. Francis, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Free, bring a salad bread or dessert to share. Share food and spiritual talk. Registration: Sr. Marilyn Uhing at 598-5486, ext. 7739 or Donna Schwers at 594-6050.Sun., July 22, 2-4:30 p.m.

Lammas (First Harvest) Ritual with Earth Spirit Pagans in the Grove at Monumnet Valley Park. $1 suggested donation. To be held on July 30 if bad weather. For directions, call 800/731-2650. Sun., July 29, 6:30-9 p.m.

25th 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. Through July 29.

Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Fourth Annual Musicfest at the Smokebrush Center, 235 S. Nevada Ave. Featuring the Mamma Jamma Blues Band with JoAnne Taylor, the Queen of the Blues. Also featuring comedians Nancy Norton and Bob Smith. $12-$40, 444-0884. Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

Colorado State Fair, featuring rodeos, stock shows, arts and crafts, 4-H competitions, carnival, hot rod shows and rallys and so much more. Live music includes Bob Dylan, 98 Degrees, Kansas, Ratt, Vince Neil, Randy Travis, Chris LeDoux, Brooks & Dunn, the Beach Boys and many others. See Music listings for concert details. $6, Call 719/566-0530. Mon.-Thurs., 2 -11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 18-Sept. 3.


Youth & Family Events

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., July 21: 8-9:30 a.m.: Bear Creek Bird Walk. On Sat., July 28, 10-11:30 a.m.: Wildflowers of the Foothills. On Sat., July 28, 1-2 p.m.: Bighorns of Colorado.

Model Rocket Launching with Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, at the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Make and launch your own rocket. Reservations required; call 719/948-9219 before 3 p.m. on July 20. Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., July 21, 9-10:30 a.m.: Logs, Frogs and Polliwogs. On Wed., July 25, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Something's Fishy, for kids. On Sat., July 28, 10-11 a.m.: Creatures of Night.

Programs at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Fees vary. Reservations required, 578-6146. On Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Wildlife Watch wildlife viewing program, for ages 12 and up. On Sun., July 22 or 29, 2:30 p.m.: Technical Rock Climbing safety. On Tuesdays, 10 a.m.: Wild About Wildlife, for 3-5 year olds. On Thurs., July 26, 1 p.m.: Tricky Tracks, for ages 8 and up. On Fri., July 27, 1:30 p.m.: Hummingbirds: the Smallest Flying Machine. On Sat., July 28, 11 a.m.: What Is That Flower?

Inside/Out Youth Group, fostering a community that nurtures the development of a positive sexual identity in all adolescents, especially young homosexual, bisexual and transgendered people. Meeting at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside, every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by recreation at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to youth ages 14-22. Details, 328-1056.

Florissant Fossil Beds Junior Ranger Program, featuring fun, educational programs for kids of all ages. Most programs begin at 1 p.m. and last about 45 min. Free. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. On Sat., July 21: Build an Eagle's Nest. On Sun., July 22: Forest Treasure Hunt. On Sat., Aug. 4: Stream Studies.

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


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Swallow Hill Folk Festival Kickoff with Chuck Pyle and Pete Wernick's Live Five at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., July 20, 8 p.m.

Tenth Annual Swallow Hill Folk Festival featuring Greg Trooper and Ellis Paul, at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 Forest St., Denver. $8-$10 per day or $12-15 for a weekend pass. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 11 a.m.

Guangxi Folk Arts Ensemble from China performing on traditional Chinese instruments at First Baptist Church in Buena Vista. Details, 719/539-7030. Sat., July 21, 8 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.

Natalie MacMaster at Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $23.50-$26.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., July 28, 8 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.

The Black Family playing Celtic music at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $37.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m.

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m.

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

The Saw Doctors at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 16+. Wed., Aug. 29, 8 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.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Featuring Joe Brainard: A Retrospective. Also, Open Workyards, by Jim Johnson and Pictures of the Passing World, various artists, through Sept. 8.

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 Boundless Ways of Seeing, works by eight internationally known artist/photographers, through Aug. 12.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring European Masterpieces, Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, through Sept. 9. Also featuring 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.

Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver. 303/477-7173. Fri., 7-10 p.m. Sat-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuirng Layered Beauty, fiber and beadwork by Theresa Ducayet Clowes; A Risk for a New Life, a calendar featuring a journey through the Underground Railroad; and an installation by Lisa Chicoyne, through July 22.

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.

Classical & jazz music

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.

Branford Marsalis at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $28-$40, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 10, 8 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.

Jazz Mandolin Project featuring Fishman at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Sat.: 21+. Sun.: 16 +. Oct. 6-7, 8 p.m.

film

Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movies roll at 9 p.m. On Mon., July 23: Manuel Molina y su Sonido 2000 and La Bamba. On Tues., July 31: Denver Brass & Bagpipes and Braveheart.

literary events

Ridley Pearson reading from and signing Parallel Lies at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Thurs., July 19, 7:30 p.m.

Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity, reading from and signing How to Be Good at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free, tickets available at 6:30. Fri., July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Walter Mosley, reading from and signing Fearless Jones at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek, 303/322-7727. Free, tickets available at 6:30. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Paul Collins discussing and signing Banvard's Folly: thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Mon, July 16, 7:30 p.m.

Todd Balf presenting a slide show and signing The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-La at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Tues., July 17, 7:30 p.m.

Gregory Hinton reading from and signing Cathedral City at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Wed., July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Eartha Kitt discussing and signing Rejuvenate! It's Never Too Late at Tattered Cover LoDo, 303/436-1070. Mon, July 30, 7:30 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

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.

Green Day at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. All-ages. Fri., July 27, 8 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.

Jim White at Tulagi, Boulder $7.50, 303/443-0095. 21+. Mon., July 30, 8 p.m.

Jill Scott with Kindred at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $32-$35, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., July 31, 8 p.m.

Wotapalava featuring Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell, Rufus Wainwright and Magnetic Fields plus more at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $33-$57, 520-9090. Tues., July 31, 5:30 p.m.

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

Tool with King Crimson at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$45, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.

NedFest: the Nederland Music & Arts Festival, in Nederland, CO. On Sat., Aug. 4: Merl Saunders & His Funky Friends, Yonder Mountain String Band, BluegrAcid Jazz All-Stars, Runaway truck Ramp, Single Malt Band, Hanuman and Blackdog (solo). On Sun., Aug. 5: Nederland Acid Jazz #290 with Dave Watts, Tye North, Ross Martin, Jamie Janover, The Slip guys and more TBA, the Charlie Hunter Quartet, the Motet, The Slip, Being Lara Maykovich, JAKA and Jamie Janover's Loop Realm. $32 or $56 for a two-day pass, 303/544-5875.

www.nedfest.com.

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

Warren Zevon at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $26.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Sun., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.

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

Lucinda Williams at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. 16 +. Tues., Aug. 7, 8 p.m.

Stevie Nicks at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$75, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

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

blink 182, New Found Glory and Midtown at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

Allman Brothers Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 12, 7 p.m.

David Byrne at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$28, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Hawg Fest with Lynryd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent and The Groove Hawgs at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $25-$30, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 13, 7 p.m.

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.

Watcha Tour 2001 featuring Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, La Ley, Maldita Vecindad, Kool Keith, Dover, and El Otro You at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $28-$32, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 15, 6 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.

Baaba Maal at Chautaqua Auditorium, Boulder. $22-$26.50, 303/440-7666. Wed., Aug. 15, 8 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.

Cowboy Junkies at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25-$27.50, 520-9090. 16+. Fri., Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

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

Chuck Berry, Gary Puckett, The Tokens, The Four Tops and The Crystals at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $21-$27, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 18, 5 p.m.

Widespread Panic with David Lindley & Wally Ingram and Mix Master Mike at the Field of Dreams festival, Music Mountain Amphitheater, Larkspur. $39 or $70 for a two-day pass, 520-9090. 8 ticket limit. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 18-19, 3:30 p.m.

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

Erykah Badu with Common and Jurassic 5 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50-$45, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7 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.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band featuring Sheila E. Rodger Hodgson, Ian Hunter, Greg Lake and Howard Jones at Fiddler's Green. Englewood. $22.50-$62.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

So Many Roads tour featuring Ratdog, DJ Logic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Rusted Root and Keller Williams at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50, 520-9090 (ticketmaster). Sun., Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

King Sunny Ade at 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.

MTVs TRL Tour featuring Destiny's Child, Nelly, Eve and 3LW at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

Tony Bennett and k.d. lang at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32.50-$77.50, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Gov't Mule featuring Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Dave Schools and Chuck Leavell at Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m. On sale: July 21, 10 a.m.

The Funky Meters and Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 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

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.

Train the Trainers: Journey to a Hate-Free Millenium, an intense 2-day seminar to provide educators with practical tools to address hate in the classroom.For details visit

http://www.newlightmedia.org or email

training@newlightmedia.org. In Denver, Sat.-Sun., Aug. 4-5.

theater

Macbeth, a one-man reading and performance by Cedric Liqueur, of the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the Parker Library (303/841-3503) on Fri., July 20, 7 p.m. and the Castle Rock Library (303/688-5157) on Sat., July 21, 2:30 p.m. Free, but register to reserve a seat.

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

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare -- Abridged, by the Prairie Players, at the Salida Steam Plant, Sackett & G Street. 719/530-0933. Fri.-Sat., July 27-28, 8 p.m.

Guys and Dolls at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$32, 303/431-3939. Tues.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. Through July 29.

Damn Yankees presented by the Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League at the Space Theater, Denver. $20, 520-9090. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through July 29.

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.

The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary art. $10-$14, 303/443-2122. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. July 19-Aug. 5.

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.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival at CU, Boulder. Featuring performances of King Lear, As You Like It, Queen Margaret (an adaptation of Henry IV, Parts I, II and III), Two Gentlemen of Verona, plus live music, readings, forums and much more. For complete schedule or ticket info call 303/492-0554. Through Aug. 25.

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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