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Art Shows and Galleries
Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring art by David Gonzales, through Nov. 18.

American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Free, 632-2646. Featuring Hands Across the Sea, an international exhibit of avant-garde, metallic sculpture. Through Jan. 30.

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.

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 A Gathering of Three Sirens, works by Melanie Audet, Deena Bennett and Laura McCracken, through Nov. 11.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Plays Well With Others, works by 20+ artists and their non-artists friends, through Nov. 10. Also, Making Faces, the photographs of Anne Lennox in the Avenue Gallery, through Nov.3.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring metal sculpture by Santiago Fontanova and Edie Nelson, ongoing.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Japanese basketry by Mayumi Tsukuda, through Nov. 16.

Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at the US Olympic Complex Visitor Center, 630-1611. Featuring 120 works including painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media, through Oct. 31. Also at US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, 25 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 100, through Nov. 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. Featuring Trials and Tributes: A Judy Chicago Retrospective, through Nov. 25. Also, Poetic Steel: art by James Magee, through Nov. 18. Senga Nengudi: Masking, through Nov. 18. Our Favorite Things: Docent 50th Anniversary Exhibition, through Dec. 31.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring the 17th annual quilts and woodworking juried exhibition, through Dec. 8.

####Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Shrines, various mediums by shop artists, through Oct. 23.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. The View From Here, featuring 12 contemporary Russian and 10 American artists, through Dec. 14.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller, Donald Vann and Debbie Yarra.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring works by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Nov. 5-Dec. 20.

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

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring A Taste of Others: A Collection of Culinary Arts, through Nov. 10. Also, Contemporary Mexican Art, by Arturo Fuentes in the Regional Gallery. Rush to the Rockies: Nelson A. Rieger, in the King Gallery.

The Villa at Palmer Lake, 75 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. 481-2222. Featuring works by Julie Kirkland, Cindy Tafil, and Amy O'Connor, through the summer. Additional local artists' works are welcome.

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.

art events and programs

First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A hip place to enjoy the arts with other young professionals. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. On Thurs., Nov. 1: Boondoggle and a gallery event with artist Senga Nengudi.

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 Nov. 3: Mel, Nick, Neal and County Cork. On Nov. 17: Chris Kermiet with Dan Levinson, Ron Sommers and Charlie Martin. On Dec. 1: mel, Nick and Neal with Larry Edleman and Friends.

Learn to Square Dance with Rampart Ramblers Square Dance Club at Odd Fellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. First free session and open house on Sun., Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m.. Registration closes Nov. 4. Call 574-6664.

Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m.

www.swinginthesprings.com.

London Theatre Tour IV, an eleven-day tour through London and the English countryside with Professor Murray Ross and Drew Martorella of Theaterworks at the University of Colorado . Included in the price are round-trip airfare, first class accommodations, daily breakfasts, sightseeing, professional lectures and 6 theatre performances. $2,878 from Denver, other departure cities available. For details call Drew at 262-3275. Jan. 3-13.

Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

call for entries

Colorado Springs Art Guild seeking entries for a new show juried by Laura Reilly. Call 630-1611 for details. Entry date: Nov. 7.

Fine Arts Center seeking slide entries for Colorado 2002, a juried exhibition of contemporary art. $20 fee per entry. For prospectus, call 634-5581. Deadline: Nov. 23.

Colorado Council on the Arts is seeking entries for a 2002 Artist Fellowship. Fellowships available in Visual Arts, Literature and Traditional Arts/Folk Art. Submit application form, resume and samples. Must be Colorado resident. Contact Kelleen Zubick, 303/894-2617 Ext. 18, or Mary Ewell Ext. 19. Deadline: Jan. 4.

Bulletin Board
clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting, featuring the topic residential rental properties: Tues., Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m.

Pikes Peak Camera Club meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Living Springs Worship Center, 640 Manitou St., in Colorado Springs. Open to all levels of proficiency. For details, call 597-6652 or e-mail chaskath@sprintmail.com. Next meeting: Nov. 6.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at varying members' homes and city parks. For details or club information, visit www.vsc.org or call 388-2176. Next gathering: Nov. 11.

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: Nov. 14.

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 meetings held every second Wednesday of the month September through May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: Nov 14.

The Democratic Club meeting at Bambino's Pizzeria, 2849 East Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs for an all-you-can-eat dinner on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Mark Entrekin, 548-8798 or e-mail

Mark@Echent.com. Next meeting: Nov. 15

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society featuring many satellite groups for those interested in mineralogy and using precious stones in 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, 683-26030 or Belinda Hall, 574-5319. Next meeting: Nov. 15.

The Network Exchange for Women (NEW) meets the third Tuesday of each month at Antonio's on Garden of the Gods Road. $12, 265-1969. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Next meeting: Nov. 20.

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: Nov. 20.

Singles Connection V, a social club for men and women age 50-79, meeting weekly for a variety of activities. Call Pauline at 475-0376 for information and a monthly newsletter.

Silent Springs Social Group, for hard of hearing and deaf adults, sign language users welcome. Dining out at local restaurants, potlucks and community activities. For details call 487-9009 or email

silentspringscos@hotmail.com.

Public Speaking for the Terrified, a supportive environment where you can practice public speaking. Work at your own pace. Tell a joke, read a poem or make a speech. Meeting Saturday mornings. Call 487-9009.

Forums & discussions

Brent Michael Davids delivering the 2001 Andrew Norman Endowed Lecture at Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Davids is a young composer who moves among the worlds of the Kronos Quartet, the Joffrey Ballet, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Native American Song. Free, 389-6607. Wed., Nov. 7, 2 p.m.

Heating and Cooling Buildings with Geothermal Energy Prospects in Colorado, the Clean Business Speakers Series #3, in the training room at the District 11 Facilities Operations and Transportation Center, 5240 Geiger Road. $5. RSVP to Steve Blanchard, 633-4343 Ext. 204.Tues., Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m.

health & healing

Peripherial Neuropathy Support Group meeting the first Thursday of the month in the Multi Use room at View Pointe Apartments, 555 S. Rockrimmon Blvd. Details: June Jordon, 532-0840 or the Lumpkins, 633-7651. Next meeting: Nov. 1.

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.

Tobacco Quit Kits available for those who wish to quit smoking. Kits contain information and incentives, and are free. To request a kit, call 632-4200.

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. #########

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Tues., Nov. 6, 10-11:30 a.m.: Healthy Holiday Eating. On Wed., Nov. 7, 1-2 p.m.: Benefits of Herbs. On Thurs., Nov. 8, 10-11 a.m.: Hospice Care, What You Need to Know. On Thurs., Nov. 15 and 29, 10-11:30 a.m. Living With Stroke, Part 1 & 2. On Wed., Nov. 21, 1-2 p.m.: The Aging Mind, Our Three-Pound Universe. On Tues., Nov. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Understanding Congestive Heart Failure. On Tuesday and Thursdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 13, 1-3 p.m.: Eat Well for Less, $5. On Wed., Nov., 28, 1-2 p.m.: Opportunities for the Mature Athlete.

Salute to Veterans! Senior Center Talent Showcase at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free, 385-5933. Features dancers, singers, honor guard, food and much more. Fri., Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m.

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, through Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Body Mechanics for Senior Citizens, a gentle program for the mind and body that redefines the body's potential for withstanding decline. At Yoga Source, 623 N. Nevada Ave. $12 per class or $50 for series. Susan Blue, 475-9908. On Tuesdays, through Nov. 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Upper body Mechanics.

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.

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

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

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

Volunteer opportunities

The Bijou House is a hospitality house for those in need run collectively by a consensus group of committed volunteers. We are seeking more volunteers for help with cooking, gardening, supervising and more. If you are interested, please call 635-5078 or come by and visit us at 411 W. Bijou.

Salvation Army is looking for Bellringers to help with the annual Kettle Campaign. The campaign will run Nov., 16-Dec. 24. 60 locations around El Paso County. Seven days a week, 636-3891 x16. 10 a.m.-9p.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Pikes Peak seeks volunteers to mentor youth in our community. One to six hours a week. 633-2443.

CASA is seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for child victims of abuse and neglect in El Paso County. All advocates are thoroughly trained and provide on-going support. Next training starts Oct. 16. Call Amber, 447-9898 ext. 1008.

Community Partnership for Child Development seeks volunteers to assist in their Head Start/preschool classrooms. Variety of locations, schedules are flexible, training provided. 635-1536 ext. 233.

Walking Shield American Indian Society seeking volunteers to help in warehouse with packing and loading boxes, and picking up donations. For more information, call Elaine Glynn at 329-0251, Tues.-- Fri., 9 a.m.--3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Family Connections seeking volunteers for the Nurturing Program, a series of parenting classes. A commitment of 4 hours per week for four months is requested. For more information, call Lindsay Peters, 444-4517.

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. Two hours per week for 12 weeks will help a child become a successful reader. 30 sites and a variety of tutoring times available, training provided. For details, call 471-8672.

Workout, Ltd. seeking a Volunteer Facilitator to assist participants in developing and approving a mutually acceptable agreement and facilitate meetings with victims and offender towards a positive resolution whenever possible. For details, call Denise Montano or Rich Lindsey at 471-4200.

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers to help break the cycle of abuse by providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere for infants and toddlers while mothers attend afternoon support groups to overcome addiction. Volunteers are also requested to assist with car seat safety checks and educate students of the dangers of smoking. For information about these and other volunteer opportunities, call 578-3278 or email karenweber@elpasoco.com.

Business of Art Center, a non-profit community art center in Manitou Springs, seeks art lovers to lend a hand with opening receptions, special events, greeting visitors, fundraising, improving the facility and anything else that interests you. To find out more, call 685-1861.

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence seeking professional volunteers to assist with administrative duties. Experience with computers, filing and answering phones preferred. Call Doreen at 633-1462.

Volunteer literacy tutors needed to help adult students through the Pikes Peak Library District. 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.

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.

Silver Key Senior Services seeking people to help drive local elderly persons to the grocery store, 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.

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 .

Film & Video
Celluloid Improvisations
presented by Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, an afternoon of jazz on film, with Mark Cantor at the Lon Chaney Theater in the City Auditorium. $5-$10. Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Each travel film is narrated by the filmmaker. Sundays and Mondays, 2 p.m. $7, 634-5583. On Nov. 11-12: Tanzania Safari with Bob DeLoss.

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., Nov. 16: Life and Nothing More.

Learning
Home Xeriscape Design
covers the elements of residential landscape planning and design process. Open to CS Utilities customers. At the Xeriscape Garden, 2855 Mesa Road. $35 or $50 per couple, Registration: 668-4555. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Unplug the Christmas Machine, a workshop to help people plan a more rewarding Holiday season. $7, includes a participant's manual, snacks, and beverages. At the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. RSVP to Gabe Sandoval at 447-1819, by Thurs. Nov. 8. Sat., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celtic History and Spirituality Workshops with Sharron Uhler, presented by Benet Hill Monatery, 2555 N. Chelton. $70 + text, 633-0655. History: Tuesdays, through Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m. Spirituality: Thursdays, through Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, through Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Cooking Classes at the Broadmoor with Chef Paul Jensen, in the Penrose Room. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. $25 per class. For reservations, call 634-7711 ext. 5392.

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.

Literary Events
Bagels and The Bard
, First United Methodist Church First Sunday Book Group meeting in the hospitality center. Bagels and coffee available. Call 531-6315 for more. Sun., Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m.

J.M. Coetzee, South African novelist and author of Disgrace and Waiting for the Barbarians, speaking as part of the Visiting Writers Lecture Series at Colorado College's Packard Hall. SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 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 Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

Stacy Dyson performing blues and poetry with her Dragonwing poets and participants of the Mighty Muse Writing Project. Also performing is the Da Vinci Quartet's Heartstrings group. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Sat., Nov. 17, 4-7 p.m.

Anne Waldman, poet, historian and author of The Beat Book and A Marriage, A Sentence, speaking as part of the Visiting Writers Lecture Series. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Nov. 27, 8 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Club meeting at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Learn about vegetarians from many great authors and their works. For details call Nan, 388-2176 or visit www.vsc.org.

Music
choral

Into the Light: Music in a Sacred Space, the first concert of the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble's 10th season. At Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon. Free, 633-5529. Sun., Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m.

classical

Remembrance Of Things Past presented by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$12, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. Sun. matinee, 2:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Nelson Rangell performing at the Colorado Ski Ambassadors 25th Anniversary Party at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $50, includes dinner and dancing afterwards with the Phat Daddy Band. Must be purchased by Nov. 3, 532-1933. Proceeds benefit NY firefighters and their families. Sat., Nov. 10, 6 p.m.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Open jam. Sun., Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m.

Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor presenting a rare solo performance at Packard Hall, on the SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, tickets required. Call 389-6607. Sun., Nov. 11, 3 p.m.

miscellaneous

First Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., featuring new performers every Sunday at 5 p.m. $8-$15, 471-4361. Nov. 18: Mark Hayes.

rock, pop & blues

Bugs Henderson at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 p.m.

Robin Trower at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $18, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 p.m.

Sting at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $55-$100, 576-2626. Sun., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

music announcements

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old instruments to be refurbished and given to children unable to afford and instrument of their own. Bring your old instruments to Grainer School Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. or call 574-2001. Tax deductions will be given for the estimated value of the instrument.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs holding auditions for 2nd oboe, violin, viola, cello and bass. Call Phyllis White, 520-1893 or Rebecca Harrison, 540-9072 to get music and schedule an audition.

Performances
Dance

Rocky Mountain Challenge Ballroom Dance Competition at the Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade. Features dance performances, dinners and shows. $20-$35, 528-5592. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3.

Theater

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at The Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$42.50, 520-SHOW. Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.

It's My Party... I'll Die If I Want To, at Castaways Dinner PlayHouse Theater. $16 show only, $30 dinner and show, 685-3700. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 22.

The Murder Room 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

Fine Arts Center holding auditions for Stage Manager of in-school educational theater program (FACET). Paid position. Call 634-5583 for info or audition appointment.

Scriptwriters sought by new local production group for a radio drama series. Only adaptations of great literature are needed, no original scripts please. Please contact 719/389-1337 for information and terms.

Recreation
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 Martha Rosenau, 685-9147. On Nov. 4: Union Meadows, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Nov. 17: Blodgett Peak Hike, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Dec. 2: Fountains Creek Hike, 9 a.m. to 1 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 Sat., Nov. 17, 1 p.m.: An Afternoon Saunter. On Sun., Nov. 25, 10 a.m.: Post Thanksgiving Hike. On Fri., Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.: Once in a Blue Moon Hike.

Jammin' Joggers, a singles jogging club meeting bimonthly at varying locations. Friendly dogs welcome. Call 598-1428 or email clring@hotmail.com

Special Events
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Kick-off
at the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade. Neurologist, Dr. Randall Bjork, will present a medical overview of Alzheimer's disease , ANI792 vaccine, and update us on latest research. Free, 266-8773. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 p.m.

Midnight Mystique, Whispered in Leather and Lace presented by The United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire. Nov. 2: The Out of Town Show, $5, 634-9303, 7 p.m. Nov. 3: Coronation XXVI at the Sheraton Hotel, $30, 576-5900, 5 p.m. Nov. 4: Victory Brunch at the Sheraton Hotel, $25. 11 a.m. Admission with meal ticket only.

Inspire Companies will be hosting Norman Schwarkopf, author of First Break all the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, at the World Arena. 719/272-8110. Wed., Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Climb the Peak, the first fundraiser for Urban Peak, a group devoted to helping homeless youth ages 15-21 get the resources and skills they need to get off the streets. Emceed by Kyle Troxel of KRDO. At the Hillside Community Cetner, 925 S. Institute. $50, 303/778-0938. Wed., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado's Biggest and Best Christmas Toy Run, to benefit Christmas Unlimited. Leaving from Pikes Peak Harley Davidson, 5867 N. Nevada Ave. Run starts at 11 a.m. All bikes welcome, police escorted. Entry fee: one or two new toys. After ride party at George's Union Station. Sun., Nov. 11.

An Evening of Giving, a benefit for local charities, at Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. $5, 594-0111. Sun., Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mediterranean Dinner & Tasting Series at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring three courses and 5-7 matched wines. $49, tax and tip not included. Mondays at 7 p.m. Reservations: 473-4900. On Nov. 19: Emilia-Romagna, Italy. On Dec. 10: Portugal.

Youth & Family Events
TAZ: Tots at the Zoo,
a program for kids ages 3-5 featuring crafts, stories, animal interaction, snacks and more at the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolis Ave. $8 per session. Registration, 719/561-1452 ext. 100. Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m. On Nov. 3: Red Animals. On Nov. 10: Turkeys.

Pagan Children's Circle meets every other Saturday at 1 p.m. in the back of Poor Richard's. All paths and traditions welcome. For details e-mail starfrog72@aol.com or call Jessica at 634-7820.

Snuggle-Up Storytimes at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Kids 3 and up are welcome to wear their pyjamas and bring a cuddly to these evening storytimes. Free. Every Wednesday, 7-7:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for additional locations and times.

Father Oriented Parenting Classes at the Fatherhood Foundation, 102 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Suite 306. Taught by certified instructors recognized by the courts and community. Sliding scale available. For info, call 473-3237.

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.

Kids Storytime every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600.

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 Events
acoustic, folk & country concerts

Bill Staines at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

Eddie From Ohio at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $14-$17, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Jimmy Driftwood Tribute plus Mary Stribling & Combo Amazo at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky with Alice Peacock at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $15, 303/520-9090. 21+. Wed., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Mary Flower CD Release at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Tish Hinojosa and Dakota Blond at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $22-$25, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

Brad Mehldau Trio with Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Manheim Steamroller at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place in Denver. $25-$80, 719/520-9090. Sat. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

comedy

Bill Cosby at Buell Theater in the Denver Center, Denver. $40-$60, 800/641-1222. Sat., Nov. 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

film

Warren Miller's Cold Fusion at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6 and 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11, 5 and 8 p.m.

literary events

David Sedaris at the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. $18-$25, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

Recreation

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.

rock, pop & blues

The Big Wu with Wise Monkey Orchestra at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Built to Spill with The Delusions at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $14, 800/965-4827. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3, 8:30 p.m.

Garaj Mahal at Tulagi's, Boulder. $7.50-$9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Nov. 2, 10:30 p.m. At the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, all-ages. 303/322-2308. Sat., Nov. 3, midnight.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at The Fillmore Auditorium. 1510 Clarkston St. at Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Nickelback at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $16.25, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

Redman at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $35-$44, 520-9090. Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m.

Neil Diamond at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 5, 10 a.m.

Tori Amos with Rufus Wainwright at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $44, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

U2 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $45-$130, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 7. SOLD OUT

Brian McKnight with Tyrese at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $45-$55, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

Kings X at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.

Incubus at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.

Eagle Eye Cherry with Leonna Naess at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10.50-$12.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Queensryche at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $30-$32, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

Ravi Shankar with Anoushka Shankar at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $41-$51, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

De La Soul, Talib Kwell and Biz Markie at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkston and Colfax, Denver, $25, 719/520-9090. Sun., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Cali Comm 2001 featuring The Pharcyde, Mixmaster Mike, Souls of Mischief, Planet Asia & Rasco, Pep Love and Kutmasta Kurt with Motion Man at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $20-$22, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Leftover Salmon and Friends at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $25, 719/520-9090. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Natalie Merchant at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $30-$32, 719/520-9090. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Maxwell at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $40, 719/520-9090. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Jaguares at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $32.25-$37, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

India.Arie performing on the MTV2 Sisters for Hip Hop and Soul Tour at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $10.50-$22.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Sting at Magness Arena, Denver. $55-$125, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkston and Colfax, Denver, $42.50, 719/520-9090. Mon., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.

special events

Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Show/Competition and Sale at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center--Canyon West Room, 417 West Magnolia, Ft. Collins. $2, 970/224-9516. Open to the public Fri.- Sat., Nov. 23, 11 a.m. --6 p.m. Nov. 24, 9 a.m.--4 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $20-$175, 520-9090. Against Minnesota Wild, Wed., Nov. 14. Against the NY Islanders, Fri., Nov. 16. Against the Edmonton Oilers, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Against the Florida Panthers, Tues., Nov. 27.

Denver Broncos at 2:05 p.m. at Invesco Field at Mile High. $25-$56. Against San Diego, Sun., Nov. 11. Against Washington, Sun., Nov. 18.Su

theater

HERE/after at the Bug Performance Center, Denver. 303/477-9984. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., through Nov. 3.

Cyrano de Bergerac at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Through Nov. 3.

A Skull In Connemara, at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Through Nov.4.

The Mystery of Irma Vep presented by The Denver Civic Theatre, 1048 14th St. Adults $20, Students and Seniors $15, Groups 10+ $15, 303/595-3800. Thurs.--Sat., through Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m.

Swing! At the Buell Theater at the Denver Center. $20-$55, 800/641-1222. Nov. 6-18.

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theatre. $15-$20, 303/595-3800. Nov. 9--Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $30-$40, 303/786-7030. Nov. 12-18.

12 Steps Beyond by the ACME Comedy Players at Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $12-$17, 303/758-4722. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; through Nov. 18.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5-$6, 303/431-3939. Through Nov. 30.

Putting It Together, a musical revue of Stephen Sondheim's recent work at the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Through Dec. 2.

Dinner With Friends, the 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 800/641-1222. Through Dec. 8.

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