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Art Shows & Galleries Adobe Walls Antiques and Trading Post, 2808 W. Colorado Ave., 635-3394. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. Featuring authentic, unusual and historical pieces.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring Southwest Reflections by Mary Ann Matthews. Runs through April 30.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. noon to 4 p.m. Free. Featuring Barter, Bits and Dollars: The Money of Colonial America runs through Oct. E Pluribus Unum: The Money that Made America runs through April 1.

The Artists Alcove, 21 N. Nevada Ave., 785-4814. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Flow by Ann Neal.

Bella Art & Frame, Gallery Center, 366 2nd St., Suite B, Monument, 487-7691. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring upscale custom framing, unusual fine crafts and wearables by Colorado artisans.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Wunderkind, an exhibit designed to educate, encourage and honor the skills, passion and vision of local teen artists, runs through April 1.

Colorado College Coburn Gallery, Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring KERAMOS: Colorado Clay Artists through April 19. Senior Studio Majors Exhibition, April 26-May 17.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Exhibits include Chihuly from April 23 to Aug. 14

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Imported Elegance: Kashmir and European Shawls of Paisley Design through June. No Boundaries: Contemporary Basketry open runs through April 30.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Natural Texture, Natural Form through April 25.

Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. to noon; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring April Salon runs through April 28.

Evans Elementary School, 1675 Winnebego Rd., 597-1843. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., check in with front office for a visitors pass. Featuring Shock of the New: Evans Student Studies in Modern Art, a school-wide art exhibit featuring over 1000 paintings, drawings and sculptures. Runs April 4 through May 4.

Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Open Thurs.-Mon., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Elements of the Rockies, a showing of less common arts and craftsmen from March 25-April 3.

Orlys Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon. 630-3371. Open Tues.- Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring State of Being by Chris Alvarez. Runs through April 12.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6001. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Featuring Four Seasonings with works by Valerie Brodar, Lyle Heckathorn, Dawn Wilde and Kay Williams Johnson through April 20.

Public library exhibits, free. Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., featuring A City Comes of Age; Gretchen Hampton Doll Collection through April 30.

Pueblo Convention Center, 3020 Central Main St., 719/542-1100. Featuring Don Woodard and Rayann Orr through Dec. 31.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Buell Childrens Museum featuring Dean Flemming: Recent Paintings through April 30. Orlin Helgoe: Prairie Wander through May 8. Tony the Bricklayer Perniciaro through May 8. Jesse Montes: Ridges and Grooves through May 8. John Suhays Candid Miscellaneous through May 14.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri., Sat., noon to 5 p.m. or by appt. Free. Featuring Heads: Exploring Individuality and Expression in the Human Head through April 9.

The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Kathy Beekmans pastels through April 30.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, 719/481-0475. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring D-38 Student Art Show March 19-April 13.

art events and openings Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments avail. Featuring Its All Relative through April 24. Opening Fri., April 1, 5-8 p.m.

Art Wars II, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10. Featuring art, music, poetry and dance. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Peak Ballet Theatre of Colorado. Sat., April 2, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call Gwin at 633-3523 or visit www.funktionflux.org for more.

Life Drawing, La Galeria de la Luz, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. $10. Open figure drawing session with nude/draped model. Sun., April 3-24, 1-4 p.m. Call 685-9161 for more.

Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Dr., 528-4764. Grand re-opening with family activities, Donnie Gay appearance, autograph signings, clinics in roping, face painting and horse stick races. Sat., April 9, 10 a.m.

What Art Means Festival, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. $5-$10. A Youth Cultural Festival for the entire community, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Conservatory, the YMCA, the Mayors 100 Teens, and the Pikes Peak Youth Council. Sat., April 16, 4-8:30 p.m. Call 577-4556 for more.

Ana Flores Lecture, UCCS University Center, room 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Cuban installation and performance artist Flores lectures. Thurs., April 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 262-4306 for more.

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The Rainmaker Auditions, with the Star Bar Players. Roles for six men and one woman available. April 2-3. Call 573-7411 or visit

www.starbarplayers.org/auditions.html for more.

Artistically Inclined Volunteers needed, for Memories in the Making, an art program for individuals with Alzheimers or related dementia. Free training session, Thurs., April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Marcia at 637-8049 by April 18th to sign up.

Inspirational Arts Agency, searching for visual artists, musicians with CDs, crafters and more to immediately sell artwork and crafts at two locations in Colorado Springs. Call Dana at 785-4814 for more.

ARTSpace Gallery, at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. 385-7900. Searching for abstracted or literal expression of personal or cultural liberation. Submissions accepted through June 16. Request forms at 651-1588.

Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition, submissions being accepted through April 1. $20. Submit original pieces for judging by an expert panel. Visit www.pikespeakyoungcomposers.org or call 593-1831 for more.

Youth Rep at the Fine Arts Center, Auditions April 1, 2, 3 for workshop that runs June 20-July 24. Call 634-5581 ext. 387 for full info.

Youth Rep Jr. at the Fine Arts Center, Auditions April 8, 9, 15, 16, open call for workshop that runs June 6-18. Prepare a story or joke to tell the director as well as a song to sing a cappella, ages 8-12 years. Call 634-5581 ext. 387 for more.

Memorial Hospitals Music for Healing Program, call for entries for artists to provide music for patients and families in clinical settings and in waiting areas. Call Volunteer Services at 365-5298 for more.

Blissfest, looking for filmmakers to submit video that displays Colorado, for an upcoming show. Any media accepted. Call Michael at 599-0768 for more.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Accepting entries for a professional jeweler. Work will be professionally juried. Call 685-1008 for more info.

Visual Arts Call for Entries, El Dorado Gallery, 2627 W. Colorado Ave. 24th Annual Miniature Juried Art Show deadline April 2. Call 634-4075 for more.

Call to artists, Tri-Lakes Views 2005. Juried art show running June 4 to July 15; work must be handcrafted or designed by the applicant. Entry deadline May 15. For more info, call 481-2769.

Two Tickets Productions Auditions, Rumbay, 20 N. Tejon St. Auditioning for an upcoming project at Fat City Blues inside Rumbay. Auditions on Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Call 748-7497 for more.

Bulletin Board Friends of the Manitou Springs Public Library will be holding a lawn sale to benefit the library in June. If you are interested in donating items call Jean at 685-9100.

Progressive Singles of Southern Colorado, All Souls Unitarian Churchs Grand Hall, 730 N. Tejon St. Monthly potluck dinner, bring a dish to share. Sun., April 3, 6 p.m. Call 471-8838 for more.

State of Colorado Online Tax Submission, information available at www.coloradoefile.state.co.us.

CERF/Microchip Implant/Health Clinic for Dogs, High Country Veterinary Hospital, 3777 Bradly Rd., Security. Appointments are pre-set with walk-ins as time permits. Dr. Matt Gavkin and Dr. Deb Germeroth will provide services. Hosted by the Retriever Club. Sun., April 17, 10 a.m. Call Michele at 749-2306 to set an appointment.

4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoptions, PetCo, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Come meet great dogs available for adoption. Sun., April 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.4pawsrescue.petfinder.com or call 687-6347 for more.

Flyball, Agility and Dog Training Classes, Lucky Dog Resort and Training School, 4401 Mark Dabling Blvd. Classes now forming. Call 599-9663 or visit www.bealuckydog.com for more.

Used Cell Phone Donation, Partners in Housing, 7 E. Bijou St. Assisting homeless families with children in the Pikes Peak region. Drop-offs Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 473-8890 ext. 111 for more.

CSABR Relationship Based Dog Training, from Colorado All Breed Rescue. Classes include basic obedience, agility, therapy dog, freestyle and more. Call 264-6460 for more.

English Springer Spaniel Rescue of the Rockies. Foster and permanent homes needed for abandoned, abused and unwanted dogs. Call Ana at 597-1974 or visit www.rockymountainess.org for more.

One Nation Walking Together, 45-A Commerce St., 329-0252. Seeking furniture and appliances such as beds, dressers, sofas, hidabeds and large and small appliances. Volunteers also needed to sort and pack supplies.

Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue, foster parents needed for dogs. Visit www.csabr.com or call 264-6460 for more.

SHARE Colorado, distributes grocery packages at half the retail price. Anyone can participate. Call 800/933-7247 or visit www.sharecolorado.com 11for more.

The Guide to Holistic Living in the Pikes Peak Region now available. Free in various locations through El Paso and Teller Counties. Call 685-9493 or visit

www.holisticliving.net for more.

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Civic Opportunities El Paso County Department of Health & Environment 3rd Annual Meeting, Olympic Training Centers Visitor Center, 1750 E. Boulder St. Free. Learn about the state of El Paso Countys health and how public health is helping you to live stronger and longer. Mon., April 4, 4:30 p.m. Call 578-3228 for more.

City Planning Commission Citizen at Large Members Needed, two meetings per month. Members hold public hearings to review requests and make recommendations to City Council on annexations, master plans and zone changes. Three year term, 20 hours per month. Applications due April 15. Call Becky at 385-5453 for more.

TOPS Citizen Committee Volunteer Needed, to serve on the Parks Recreation and Advisory Board as well as the Boards Open Space liason to the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) Working Committee. Applications due April 5. Call 385-5453 for more.

State of the Rockies Conference, Colorado College. Free, registration required. Featuring talks by Patricia Limerick, Terry Anderson, Amory Lovins, Bill Richardson, Terry Tempest Williams and more. April 5-7. Call 227-8145 or visit www.coloradocollege.edu/stateoftherockies for more.

Bad Ideas for Voting, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Charles E Corry, author, geophysicist and president of the Equal Justice Foundation speaks on voting irregularities in the U.S. and how to resolve them. Sat., April 9, 1-3 p.m. Call 264-1934 for more.

Government for the People Election Committee is helping voters find out how the April 5 City Election will affect growth, utilities, costs and quality of life. For the next meeting time or more information, e-mail: governmentforthepeople@yahoo.com, log onto www.SaveTheSprings.org, or call 576-5565.

Clubs & Organizations Malaysian/Singaporean Club, club forming for gatherings, masak-masak and other social events. Anyone who has lived in Malaysia or Singapore for more than 6 months is invited. Call Kalena at 573-9229 for more.

Women in the Workplace, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. Buffet luncheon on Extraordinary Makeover: Transformed Lives for Workplace Women. Wed., April 6, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call Gail at 471-3763 ext. 188 for more.

Polymer Clay Guild, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Meetings monthly on the second Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Call Tracy at 536-9514 for more.

Witchcraft Society, a members-only group committed to the study and religious practice of Witchcraft and the pursuit of occult knowledge. Meetings monthly. Visit www.geocities.com/cswssite/cswsinfo.html for more.

C.G. Jung Society, Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. $5-$8. Sharon L. Coggan, Ph.D. presents The Demonization of Pan. Fri., April 15, 7-9 p.m. Call 448-0850 for morel

Confidant Speakers, Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Pl. Free. Develop public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 487-9009 or 282-8208 for more.

Rocky Mtn. Moms Club, McDonalds play area, 5765 Constitution Ave. Meet-n-Greet for moms and children. Wed., April 6, 10 a.m. Call 277-6675 for more.

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SEEKERS, a club for people looking for a spiritual connection through the discussion and study of various topics. Every other Thursday at 7 p.m. Call 205-4989 for locations and info.

Inside/Out Youth Services, 121 E. Pikes Peak Ave. #215. Discussion group Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Trans/Gender questioning Youth, 2nd Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Recreation night, Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 328-1056 for more.

Internet Advice and Networking Happy Hour, Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. April 14, June 9, 4:30-7 p.m. Visit

www.csaip.org/monthly_forums.asp for more.

WINGS, therapist facilitated support groups where men and women work to heal the wounds of sexual abuse. Womens groups meet on Mon. and Tues. evenings. Call 800/373-8671 for more.

Blazers Ski Club, Valley Hi Golf Course Clubhouse, 610 S. Chelton Rd. All adult skiers are invited to attend. Meetings every Wed. through April. Call 577-7755 for more.

Siva Mandir, 128 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Offering Kirtan (chanting), meditation instruction and group sits, Pujas (fire ceremonies), hatha yoga and scripture study groups. Call 685-1948 for a schedule.

Zen Buddhist Meditation, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Mon., 6 p.m.; Wed., 6-7 a.m.; Sat., 6:30-8:30 a.m. Be ten minutes early for your first practice. Call 684-0210 or visit www.smszen.org for more.

West Side Moms, Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah or Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, depends on weather. For open-minded, liberal moms of preschoolers. Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Visit

www.westsidemoms.org for more.

Snojets Ski & Recreation Club, Howards BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut. Meetings on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. For more call 577-SNOW.

Film & Video CCs Romance Languages and Comparative Literature Film Series, WES Room, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. FreeIo Non Ho Paura, April 13, 7 p.m. Abre los Ojos, April 27, 7 p.m. Tu Ridi, May 11, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for info.

Life, Meaning and Videotape @ your library, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. What the Bleep Do We Know?, Sat., April 9, 1 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1331 for more.

Indymedia Newsreal Brown Bag, Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo St. Free. View video clips of people-power, everything the corporate media dont ask, dont tell. Wed., April 13, noon to 1 p.m. Call 471-3405 for more.

Peace Happens: A Community Dialogue on Violence and Nonviolence. CCs Worner Center, WES Rm. Free. Showing Facing the Enemy. Tues., April 15, 7-9 p.m. Call Devon at 471-4364 for more.

What the Bleep Do We Know, WakePoint Center for Natural Healing, 1919 W. Colorado Ave. Free. A fascinating and empowering film about quantum physics. Thurs., April 28, 7 p.m. Call 520-1497 for more.

Food & Drink Wine Tasting & Auction to benefit CC Womens Soccer, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 Pikes Peak Ave. $60/person, $100/couple. Food, wine and auction. Thurs., March 31, 7-10 p.m. Call 389-6492 for more.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser for the Bijou House, CCs Bemis Great Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $10 includes ceramic hand-made bowl and all-you-can-eat soup and bread. Proceeds benefit the Bijou House, a transitional housing program for Colorado Springs homeless. Fri., April 1, 6:30 p.m. Call Caitlin at 471-7529 for more.

Vineyard in the Village, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. #35. Wine tasting to benefit Cheyenne Village. Food by Sencha, wine by the Wine Seller. Thurs., April 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 592-0200 ext. 117 for more.

ACF Spring Food Show, PPCC, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Professional chefs and students show off their talents in culinary art, live cooking demonstrations, non-professionals competition. Sat., April 16, noon to 5 p.m. Call Chef Linda at 540-7579 or Chef Rob at 540-7371 for more.

Slow Food, Herb n Farm Caf, 1090 N. Cascade Ave. $15-$20. The Future of Food documentary showing with discussion led by Lauren Bell, owner of the caf, and a sampling of the cafs food. Sun., April 17, 2 p.m. Call Melinda at 720/219-0773 for more.

Antonios Ristorante, 301 Garden of the Gods Rd., 531-7177. Sicilian wines, Sat., April 2, 4-6 p.m., $20. Piedmont region, Sat., April 30, 4-6 p.m., $35. Five course wine dinner, Wed., April 20, 6 p.m., $85.

Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, www.blackbearrestaurant.com, 684-9648 Springtime in Asia, 5 courses, Wed., April 6, 6:30 p.m. Mothers Day, 4 courses, Sun., May 8, opens at 2 p.m. Fathers Day Beer Dinner, 5 courses with beer pairings, Sun., June 19, 6:30 p.m. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.

The Blue Star Wine Tastings, 1645 S. Tejon St. Chilean, Thurs., March 24, $15. Chardonnay, Thurs., March 31, $15. August Briggs Winemaker Dinner, Mon., April 18, 7 p.m., $85. Call 632-1086 or visit www.thebluestar.net for more.

Gertrudes Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave., 471-0887. Spanish Wine tasting, 8 wines with 4 courses, Mon., April 11, 6-8:30 p.m., $49. Credit card reservations required.

The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St. $25/person. April 5, South Africa; May 3, Argentina/Chile; June 7, Washington/Oregon; July 5, Germany; August 2, Napa Valley; Sept. 6; Sonoma County; Oct. 4, Australia/New Zealand; Nov. 1, Spain/Portugal; Dec. 6, Marinis. Call 475-8880 to R.S.V.P.

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 U.S. Hwy. 50, Canon City, 877/422-9463,

www.abbeywinery.com . Wine tastings daily of 2004 Artist Series Sauvignon Blanc, 2003 Juniper Valley Chardonnay, 2004 Riesling, 2003 Colorado Cabernet Franc and 2003 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m.

Health & Healing Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program at 303/322-7273. Spanish language hotline at 303/329-0031 and hearing impaired hotline at 303/329-0023.

Franciscan Community Counseling, as part of a grant, if you have been the victim of a crime in El Paso or Teller counties, you might be eligible to receive somatic or therapeutic bodywork services for $5 per session, up to 8 sessions. Contact Kim M. Green, LMT 231-5715 for more.

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Tai Chi Chuan for Health, 5875 Lehman Dr. $8 per session. New class forming with an experienced teacher. Tai Chi increases flexibility, balance, strength, relaxation and discipline. Sat., 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call 522-0549 for more.

Every Heart Restored, a workshop designed to help wives rebuild a marriage damaged by a spouses infidelity is sponsored by New Life Ministries. April 22-23. Call 800/NEWLIFE to register.

Insight Meditation, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite A. $75. Dr. Chris Frakes instructs this Rocky Mountain Insight class on every Sat. in April, 10-11:30 a.m. Register by March 28. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more.

Babies and Birth Trauma, 308K S. 8th St. $10. Learn how Dr. May checks babies for gentle correction and why many conditions can be helped. Tues., March 29, 10-11 a.m. Call 444-0700 for more.

Sunday Sunset Yoga, La Galeria de la Luz, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. $8-$12 sliding scale. Sivananda style, intermediate flow. Previous yoga experience required. Runs April 3-24, 7-8:45 p.m. Call 685-1948 for more.

Spinal Care/Wellness Seminars, Fountain Creek Chiropractic, 56 Park Ave. Free. Free weekly classes answer questions about neuromusculoskeletal health, emotional health and nutritional supplementation. Tuesdays, April 4-May 10, 7-8 p.m. Call 214/686-4393 to reserve a seat.

Breast Cancer Management, Printers Park Medical Plazas Breast Cancer Center, 175 S. Union Blvd. $25. A five-week workshop focusing on simple ways to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle while dealing with the discomfort and stress that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. Beginning April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call Britta at 365-2535 for more.

Pregnancy and Importance of Spinal Care, 308 S. 8th St., suite K. $10. An experienced chiropractor talks about the benefits of having your spine balanced while pregnant. Wed., April 6, 1-2 p.m. Call 444-0700 for more.

Goddess Playshop, Heaven on Earth, 327 N. Tejon St., 577-9626. $20. Reconnect with your inner goddess in a safe space, receive a bottle of Goddessence oil, balance your chakras, pamper with massage oil, affirmations, mini-readings and more. Fri., April 8. Call 577-9626 for more.

Alzheimers Spring Education Series, The Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Free. Topic: When Reasoning No Longer Works, for caregivers on how to cope with the disease when they know that reasoning is no longer an option. Fri., April 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 266-8798 for more.

Beginning Therapeutic Touch, 19410 Glencannon Way. $40. Anyone can learn this method, developed by a nursing professor. It reduces pain, anxiety, speeds healing and boosts the immune system. Fri., April 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 488-2493 for more.

Childrens Self-healing Meditation, 308 S. 8th St., suite K. Dr. May teaches meditation for children to help them relax and heal nervous conditions. Sat., April 9, 10-11 a.m. Call 444-0700 for more.

A Womans Walk: A Gathering for Health and Balance, Center for Creative Leadership, 850 Leader Way. $100. Connect with other women to learn what is essential for health, balance and abundance. Sat., April 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 460-6353 for more.

WakePoint Open House, WakePoint Center for Natural Healing, 1919 W. Colorado Ave. Meet staff and ask questions about WakePoints healing classes and workshops. Sat., April 9, 2-5 p.m. Call 520-1497 for more.

Healing with the BodyTalk System, 5875 Lehman Dr. $5. An overview of this dynamic healing system which heals on emotional and physical levels. Free chair massage, food, coupons for BodyTalk treatments, FAQ answered and more. Sat., April 16, 4-6 p.m. Call 522-0549 for more.

Alzheimers Spring Caregiver Workshop, for anyone who wants to learn more about Alzheimers disease and related disorders. $25 suggested donation. Thurs., April 21, 9 a.m. to noon or Fri., April 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 266-8798 for more.

SoundPrints Meditation, WakePoint Center for Natural Healing, 1919 W. Colorado Ave. $15. Present moment awareness and experiences of pure being bringing people in alignment with their truest purpose in order to realize themselves as the creator and source of their reality. Mon., April 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 520-1497 for more.

Reiki for Children, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Dr. $50. Children will learn about energy fields and simple ways of using reiki. Sat., April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 660-5703 for more.

College Pharmacy Free Health Seminars, 3505 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 101.All at 7 p.m. Menopause, April 26. Call 262-0022 ext. 133 to register.

Vipassana Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. Donations accepted. Sundays, silent meditation 9-10 a.m.; Wednesdays, silent sit from 7-8:30 p.m., required orientation at 6:15 p.m.; Fridays, guided lovingkindness from noon to 12:50. For more call 473-7609.

American Red Cross Health and Safety Training, 1040 S. 8th St. $30-$50. First aid, CPR, babysitters training, pet first aid, infant and child CPR and more. Classes starting weekly. For details and to register, call 632-3563.

4 Branches Healing Arts Center, 6628B Delmonico Dr. Offering ongoing tai chi, dao yin yoga, northern style kung fu and qigong, wah lum kung fu. Kids classes also. Call 574-1880 for more info.

Weight Loss Management Support Group, Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Free. New members welcome. The group meets Wednesdays from 6-7. Call 570-0185 for more.

Lectures and Learning

Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult Programs in April: Catalog training for the public, Friends of the Library meetings, Genealogy on Steroids, Senior connections programs.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D11, including Watercolor, Entrepreneurship, Mosaics, Cake Decorating, Mah Jongg, Automotive for Women, Chess, Basic Home Repair and more. Classes begin the first week in April. Visit www.d11.org/communityed or call 520-2384 for more.

Foreclosure Alternatives, East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Classes on how to avoid foreclosure and how to help others to avoid it as well. April 26, May 10, June 28, 6-7 p.m. Call 260-9515 to register.

Whitewater Club Kayak Sessions, Cheyenne Mountain High School.Aquatics Center, 1200 Cresta Road. Sessions every Sunday Jan. 16-April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call 538-5873 for more.

Tesoro Foundation Historic Lecture Series, The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. $40-$50. All lectures preceded by cocktails and dinner starting at 6 p.m. Curtis Prints: Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel on Sun., April 3. For reservations, call 303/697-2282.

Nature Wildflower Photo Shoot with professional photographer Kenneth Wajda. At various locations around Colorado Springs, you will take photographs in the field while a Wajda answers questions, offers tips and assist you. Sundays, 5 a.m. through November. Call 783-9283 for more.

Womens Re-entry Program, Pikes Peak Community College is offering a series of fun and informative workshops designed for women returning to college after being out of school for several years. Meet other women who are making life-changing decisions and transitioning. Call 540-7501 to sign up.

Real Estate Investors Group, Radisson Inn North, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. $15. Learn the seven deadly mistakes that investors make that cost them money. April 5, May 3, June 7, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051 ext. 350 for more

Looking for more Lectures and Learning opportunities? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at www.csindy.com, click on Calendar on the left hand side of the page!

Sustainanble Manitou, Manitou Springs Elementary Schools auditorium, 701 Duclo St., Manitou Springs. Free. Video The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream will be shown followed by Q&A about sustainable living. Fri., April 1, 6:30 p.m. Call Becky at 685-0290 for more.

Anthropology Lectures, UCCS University Center, rm. 122, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Dr. Fred Coolidge speaks on The Personality of Neanderthals on Thurs., April 7, 7 p.m. Dr. Margaret Van Ness speaks on Ethnobotany on Thurs., April 14, 7 p.m. Call 232-9356 for more.

Beekeeping School, Masonic Temple, 455 El Paso Blvd. $35 per person or family. A two-part course on all aspects of beekeeping in the Pikes Peak region. Sat., April 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., April 8, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 632-0075 for more.

Buddhism, Four Noble Truths Class, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite B. $85. Lucinda Green, Ph.D. instructs using What the Buddha Taught by Walpole Rahula. Register by April 1 for April 5-May 17 class on Tuesday evenings (except May 3,) 6:30-8 p.m. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more.

Small Business Classes from the Gateman Institute of Small Business. Courses and support for working on your business, not just in your business. Classes run Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m. starting April 5. Call Nancy at 630-3457 for more.

Grant Writing Seminar, Comfort Inn North, 6450 Corporate Center Dr. Don Myers, author of The Joy of Writing Grants speaks. Wed., April 6, 9 a.m. Call 888/829-0837 to register.

Colorado, Colorado City and the Civil War, Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Donations accepted. David Hughes, historian, gives insight into the connections of noteworthy events taking place from 1860-1876 in the local arena. Fri., April 8, 10 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Crime Prevention Seminar, Matsumara Seito Karate & Kobudo, 1587 York Rd. Free. The National Rifle Associations Refuse to be a Victim program conducts a crime prevention seminar. Registration required. Sat., April 9, 1 p.m. Call Lori at 444-7276 to register.

Water-wise Gardening, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15. Maruc Katsos of Phelan Gardens speaks on xeriscape gardening, lowering your water bill and contributing to environmental conservation. Sat., April 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 for more.

An Afternoon of Womens Spirituality, Franciscan Retreat Center, Mount St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. The program, Women of the Bible, explores the lives of individual women in the bible. Sun., April 10, 2-4 p.m. Call Sr. Marilyn at 598-5486 for more.

W.I.N.G.S. Workshop, Black Forest Community Center, Corner of Black Forest and Shoup Rds. $20/week. A 6-week life planning workshop for women to give them focus, structure and support necessary to help them plan and achieve their goals. Mondays, April 4-May 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Register at 495-3653.

Staying Centered in a World of Extremes, Benet Hill Center, 2577, N. Chelton Rd. $15. Executive coach Sue Kiernan speaks on attending to your inner wisdom to achieve lasting fulfillment. Sat., April 23, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 for more.

UCCS Anthropology Club Lecture Series, UCCS University Center, Room 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Dr. Linda Watts speaks on Variation in Cultural Models of a Life Path. Thurs., April 28, 7 p.m. Call 232-9356 for more.

Colorado College Events, various locations, call 389-6607 for more. Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Sun., April 3, 8 p.m. The Courage to Care, Wed., April 6, 7 p.m. Energy in the Rockies: Patterns, Trends and Assessment, Wed., April 6, 1:30 p.m. A New West, a New Energy Policy, Wed., April 6, 7:30 p.m. Terry Tempest Williams Talk, Thurs., April 7, 7 p.m. War and Peace, film discussion, Sun., April 10, 7 p.m. Restorative Justice in East Timor video viewing, Tues., April 12, 7:30 p.m. Peace of Mind: Coexistence Through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens, Thurs., April 14, 4:30 p.m. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, film discussion, Fri., April 15, 7 p.m. Beverly Moran lecture, Sat., April 16, 7:30 p.m. Race Matters Symposium Opening, Sat., April 16, 12:30 p.m. Staying on the Wall: Annual Gospel Extravaganza, Sun., April 17, 3 p.m. What Makes a Good Movie?, Wed., April 27, 11:30 a.m. A Market for Greenhouse Gases, Thurs., April 28, 7:30 p.m. Colorado College Choir Performance, Fri., April 29, 12:15 p.m.

Home Depot Workshops, all locations, call 800/430-3376 to find one. April clinics: You can build a deck, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; You can maintain your law, Thursdays at 7 p.m.; You can lay ceramic tile, Fridays at 7 p.m.; You can organize your closets, Saturdays at 10 a.m.; You can create an outdoor living space, Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Book signings: John Glerach signs Still Life with Brook Trout on Fri., April 8 at 7 p.m. Kacy Barnett-Gramckow signs Crown in the Stars on Sat., April 23, 2 p.m.

Memorial Hospital Events, 1400 E. Boulder St., call 365-2438 for more. Classes offered include: sensational sitters, breastfeeding basics, infant/toddler safety, infant health & illness, stop smoking, couples massage, yoga for seniors, aromatherapy and more. Call 444-CARE for more on classes.

PILLAR Classes, call 633-4991 for locations and more info. Classes for April include Wine Appreciation, Fabulous 1950s, The World According to Missionary Kids, The Depression Debate, Downsizing Made Easy, A Brief History of Colorado Springs, What the Bleep Do We Know, Quakers Then and Now, Sister Cities.

Literary Events Mothering Mother Earth Poetry Contest, children 8-12, young adults 13-18, adults 19 and over. $3 for 3 poems. Topics: mothering mother earth, sustainability or honoring mothers of the earth. Length: under 2 pages.Deadline April 29. Call Robin at 632-6189 for more.

Thin Air Poetry Slam, Cedars Lounge, 3125 Sinton Rd. Free. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Every Tuesday, doors open at 7 p.m., slam begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Call 573-6820 or visit www.thinairpoetryslam.com for more.

PPCC Open Mic Night, Downtown Studio campus, student commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free, open to the public. Poetry, spoken word and freestyle. Fri., April 1, 7-9 p.m. and Fri., May 6, 7-9 p.m. Call 540-7617 for more.

Poetry West Workshop, CCs Worner Center rm. 213. Free. Monique Schmidt speaks on Poetry is Everywhere and asks that attendees bring two different types of poetry magazines and writing materials. Sat., April 2, 10 a.m. Call 573-9479 for more.

Raphael Cushnir Talk, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd. Author of Unconditional Bliss and Setting Your Heart On Fire speaks on Sun., April 3, 9 and 11 a.m. Workshop from 2-5 p.m. for $25. Personal sessions also avail. On April 4. Call 471-4556 for more.

Patricia Verdugo Aguirre Talk, CCs Worner Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Author of Chile, Pinochet, and the Caravan of Death speaks on Human Rights in Chile: A Theme of Yesterday and Tomorrow. Mon., April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

PPLDs All Pikes Peak Reads, Penrose Librarys Carnegie reading room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Presentation of the book for this years All Pikes Peak Reads program. Thurs., April 7, 10:30 a.m. Call Dee at 531-6333 ext. 1200 for more.

Saul Williams, Jack Quinns 21 S. Tejon St. $5. Award-winning poet, actor, musician Williams reads his poetry on Wed., April 13, 7 p.m. Call 262-3532 for more.

Adult Great Books Reading & Discussion Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Discussing Pensees by Blaise Pascal. Thurs., April 14, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1206 for more.

Barry Lopez Talk, CCs Palmer Hall, Gates Common Rm., 389-6607. Barry Lopez speaks on Leaving Lascaux: Shaping Human Nature. Thurs., April 14, 7 p.m.

Jon Mundy Ph.D. Talk, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd. $15. Dr. Mundy, author of Missouri Mystic, Awaken to Your Own Call, Listening to Your Inner Guide and The Ten Laws of Happiness speaks on Tues., April 19, 7 p.m. Call 471-4556 for more.

Silver Key Senior Services Book Fair, 2250 Bott Ave. Free, early bird tickets $5 for admission at 8 a.m. on April 22. Regular admission April 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wine and cheese reception April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 632-1521 ext. 105 for more.

UCCS Poetry Readings, University Center room 307, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Poet David Kelpinger reads on Tues., April 12, 7-9 p.m. Creative Writing faculty Ceil Malek, Janet Kenning and Monique Schmidt read on Fri., April 15, 7-9 p.m. Poet Jane Hilberry reads from her new book, Body Painting. Thurs., April 21, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 477-1028 for more.

Music acoustic St. Judes Benefit Concert, Melting Pot, 30A E. Pikes Peak Ave. $30-$40. Enjoy cheese and chocolate fondue during this concert that benefits St. Judes Hospital. Tues., April 5, 5-9 p.m. Call 385-0300 for more.

choral Sweet Adelines Region 8 Show of Champions, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$10. Competition decides the best ladies barbershop quartets and choruses in an 8 state region. Quartet competition, Fri., April 1, 4 p.m. Chorus competition, Sat., April 2, 1 p.m. Visit www.rmr8.org or call 520-7452 for more.

Israel in Egypt, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $15-$20. The Colorado Springs Chorale presents 120 voices singing Handels Israel in Egypt. Sat., April 2, 8 p.m. Call 520-7469 for tickets.

Shanti Shanti Sanskrit Chanting Concert, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. $20 individual, $45 for any size family, $15 for students. Benefits Rocky Mountain Insight. Fri., April 22, 8-10:30 p.m. Tickets avail. At Celebration, 2209 W. Colorado Ave and at the door. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more.

classical Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Peter and the Wolf, Sun., April 3, 2:30 p.m. Mozart & Friends Mini Festival II, April 9, 8 p.m.; April 10, 2:30 p.m. Beethovens 7th, April 30, 8 p.m.; May 1, 2:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW or visit www.ticketswest.com for tickets.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $4-$6. Modern Masters program includes pieces by Gershwin, Ives, Ravel and Gould. Sun., April 3, 3 p.m. Call 442-6853 or visit www.pikespeakphil.org for more.

Da Vinci Quartet, CCs Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. $8-$15. Tues., April 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Season Finale Concert. $8-$15. on Sat., April 16, 8 p.m. at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Sun., April 17, 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte. Call 633-3649 or visit www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org for more.

praise Plugged In!, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsetta Dr. Praise music led by Faith Infusion. Sun., April 2, 2 p.m. Call Jacy at 599-5826 or visit www.areyoupluggedin.org for more.

other music First Christian Church Concerts, 16 E. Platte Ave. Donations accepted. Little London Winds, a symphonic wind ensemble performs on Sun., April 3, 3 p.m. Call Carol at 633-8888 for more.

Friends House Concerts, featuring Bernice Lewis, a Kerrville Folk Festival regular. $10 in advance. Sat., April 9, 7 p.m. Call 329-1644 for more.

Performances comedy Larry the Cable Guy, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2100. $42.75. Sun., May 8, 7:30 p.m.

theater The Firebird, Mount St. Francis Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $11-$13.50. David Simpich Marionettes present this latest original play for adults and school-aged children. Runs through April 10. Call 636-3272 for more.

Im Not Rappaport, Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E. Kiowa. $12-$15. David Plambeck directs this play about two old friends who spend their days on a bench in Central Park. April 8, 9, 8 p.m.; April 10, 2 p.m. Call 573-7411 for more.

Lovestruck, Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way. $4-$5. Presented by Wassons advanced acting and technical theatre class. March 31, April 2, 7:30 p.m. Call Nancy at 328-2029 for more.

Tejedora!, Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $5-$12. An evening of dance, music and poetry with Isidora Bushkovski, Sahirrnee and friends. Sat., April 2, 4-10 p.m. Call 719/564-0579 for more.

The Emperors New Clothes and Other Ugly Ducks, Business of Art Centers Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8. Sat., April 2, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 685-4729 or visit www.themat.org for more.

Loves Labors Lost, Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $8-$18 theatre only, $38-$70 for dinner theatre. Play by Shakespeare, performed by the Damn Runyon Repertory group. April 8, 9, dinner 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. April 9, 10, tea 12:30 p.m., show 2 p.m. Call 719/564-0579 for more.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tues., April 12, 7 p.m. Call 597-3344 for more.

The Wacky World of Christopher Durang, PPCCs Mainstage Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. $5-$10. Runs April 13-30. Call the box office at 540-7418 for tickets and info.

Taste, CCs Taylor Theater, 389-6607. Donations accepted. Runs April 14, 15, 8 p.m.; April 16, 7 and 9 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Twelfth Night, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore. $5-$7. April 13-15, 7-9 p.m. Call Elizabeth at 328-3753 for more.

The Threepenny Opera, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Dr. $18-$20. Runs April 15-May 8. Call 262-3232 or visit www.uccstheatreworks.com for tickets and info.

Man of La Mancha, Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Dr. $5-$7. Runs April 15, 16, 7 p.m.; April 17, 3 p.m. Call 234-2086 for more.

El Conquistador, Business of Art Centers Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $14. Starring Thaddeus Phillips. Runs April 21-23, 8 p.m Call 685-4729 or visit www.themat.org for more.

Recreation Mens Senior Baseball League, the Colorado Springs Braves, an 18 and over adult baseball team, is searching for high school and collegiate level ball players. Season runs April 5-Aug. 15. Call Rick at 382-9146 for more.

Falcon Wanderers April Walk, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center.. Leashed pets and children under 12 with an adult are welcome. Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended. Sat., April 16, register between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call Penny at 591-9872 for more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Featuring Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit. Reserve a space at 633-9925 ext. 122.

Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: Sat., April 30, May 21, June 11, 9:30 a.m. Call 633-6884 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, programs $2-$5. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks for more. Wildlife Photography Clinic, Sat., April 2, 9-11 a.m. Nature Explorers: Turtle Time, Thurs., April 14, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Bear Creek Birding and Bagels, Sat., April 16, 8-10 a.m. Earth Day Full Moon Hike, Fri., April 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rainforest Adventure: Travels to Costa Rica, Sat., April 23, 10-11:30 a.m. Nature Explorers: Worms and Rolypolies, Thurs., April 28, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Free admission, programs $2-$5. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks for more. Searching for Hawks & Owls, Sat., April 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Go Fly a Kite!, Sat., April 2, 1-3 p.m. Birding for Beginners, Thursdays April 7, 28, May 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nature Adventurers: Turtle Tales, Wed., April 13, 1:30-3 p.m. Turtle Time, Sat., April 16, 9:30-11 a.m. Twos & Threes Outdoors: Signs of Spring, Thurs., April 21, 9-10 a.m. Pajamas in the Park Overnight: Animal Babies, April 22, 4 p.m. through April 23, 9 a.m. Nature Adventurers: Animal Architects, Wed., April 27, 1:30-3 p.m. Bird Banding 101, Sat., April 30, 9-10:15 a.m.

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th. Free; some programs $1-$2. Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily; Nature Presentations and Multi-media Movie, various times daily; Become a Junior Ranger, available daily. Earth Day celebration, Sat., April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Messages from the Ancestors lecture, Mon., April 18, 7 p.m. Crocodiles in Colorado Springs lecture, Mon., April 25, 7 p.m. An Ecological Crossroads Under Threat, Mon., May 2, 7 p.m. For more call 219-0108.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd., 578-6146. Wildlife Watch Workshop, Sat., April 9. Maps, Compass and GPS, Sat., April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

dance parties and workshops Business of Art Center Dance Lessons, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $30 for series. Four swing dance lessons April 4-May 2, 7-8 p.m.; one DJ dance lesson May 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-1861 ext. 11 for more.

PPCC Dance Lessons, Centennial Campus Atrium, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Free. Learn to dance big band, jazz, swing, country, boogie-woogie, rock nroll and more. Fri., April 1, 4-6 p.m. Call Megan at 540-7106 for more.

Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 20 N. 20th St. Informal dance class where newcomers and beginners are always welcome. No need for special clothing, shoes, partner or experience. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call John at 475-0751 for more.

Traditional Irish Dance, Traditions Studio, 3333G N. El Paso. Adult beginner dance lessons teach ceili (group) dancing. Classes run April 4-June 6, 6-7:15 p.m. Call 659-7590 or visit www.stbrendansschool.org for more.

Square Dancing, Carriage Stop, 2700 Robinson (a smoke and alcohol free environment.) $6 every Tues. after April 5. Married couples, singles, adults, teenagers are all welcome. Tues., April 5, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays thereafter. Call Jeff and Debbie at 638-2758 for more.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $3. A no-smoking or alcohol environment. Learn as you dance from licensed instructors on lines, Texas 2-step, cowboy cha-cha, cotton-eyed-joe, mixers and more. Sat., April 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 630-2240 for more.

Ballroom dance classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Fees include 6 hours of classes. Classes include swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz and more. Register any time; open to members and nonmembers. Ongoing Wednesdays, 7:30-0 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

Senior Programs Discover Elderhostel, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15. A lecture and presentation on a travel organization for seniors over 55. Sat., April 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 for more.

Job Opportunities for Seniors, call the AARP foundation for job openings for people aged 55 and up. Calls accepted Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 635-3579 for more.

Free Eye Exams and Care, from EyeCare America (part of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology). For US citizens/legal residents over 65 who are not part of an HMO or the VA and have not seen an ophthalmologist in the past three years. Call 800/222-EYES for more.

The Breakfast Club, The Holiday Inn Select, 19308 Cottonwood Dr., Parker, 303/248-2147. A club for singles 50 and older, new members from Colorado Springs are desired. Meets the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. Call 303/794-3332 for more.

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. Offers Notary Public service, legal counseling, career and job search counseling, real estate advice, health education, financial advice.

Legal counseling sessions for seniors, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free. First and third Wednesdays of the month. Appointments required; call 385-5933.

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. Offering Basket Making, Wednesdays April 5-May11, 1-3 p.m. Spring into Fashion, Tues., April 19, 1:30-3 p.m. Energy Playship 101, Wed., April 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Gear Up for Golf, Wed., April 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Senior Law Day, Sat., April 30, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and more.

Special Events Looking for Food and Drink events? We have created a new Listings category especially for Food and Drink. Look between Film and Health for the lowdown on yummy events in the Pikes Peak area!

UCCS Spring Career Fair, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Open to the public, free parking in lots 3, 4, 5. Bring resume, dress in business attire and aim high. Fri., April 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 262-3439 for more.

St. Baldricks, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Gather donations to have your head shaved in public, with all proceeds benefiting the National Childhood Cancer Foundation. Fri., April 1, noon to midnight. Visit www.stbaldricks.org or call 328-1312 for more.

The Salvation Army Gala feauring William Webster, Spy Catcher, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. Benefitting the New Hope Center, the Salvation Armys downtown homeless shelter. Sat., April 2, 6:30 p.m. silent auction; 7:30 p.m. dinner. Call Rose at 884-1050 for more.

Palmer Land Trust Award Presentation, CCs Palmer Hall. $50. The Stuart P. Dodge award will be presented to John Stansfield, worker for the environment in our community. Thurs., April 7, 5 p.m. Call 632-3236 for more.

Colorado Cutthroat Console Tournament, UCCS Upper Lodge, 1010 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $10 entry fee plus $7 for every game you play. Compete in the largest statewide video game tournament in Colorado. April 8-9, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call Gregory at 303/808-7746 for more. ###CALL THIS DUDE TO SEEE IF YOU CAN PRINT HIS #

Tartan Day, Ivywild Community Church, 1626 S. Tejon St. A walk around the block begins at 1 p.m., then the Kirkin O The Tartan service will follow. Bring an example of your familys tartan to present at the afternoon tea. Sat., April 9, 1 p.m. Call Gloria at 630-0923 for more.

Frank Waters Award Banquet, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $35. PPLDs Frank Water Award to be presented to Alexander Blackburn and Golden Quill award to be presented to Andrea OReilly on Sat., April 9, 6 p.m. Call Jim 634-2367 for more.

Fashion to the Rescue, Wyndham Hotel, ballroom, 5580 Tech Center Dr. $45. Dress for Success provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to qualifying women in Colorado Springs. Includes fashion show, silent and live auctions, food and fun. Fri., April 15, 6:30-10 p.m. Call 471-3170 for more.

Metaphysical Celebration Fair, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $5. A psychic-holistic fair offering entertainment and learning to people from all walks of life. Fri., April 15, 1-9 p.m.; Sat., April 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., April 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Shanti at 634-1810 for more.

Professional Bull Riders U.S. Army Invitational, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $25. April 15-17. Call 576-2626 for tickets.

Ebony Fashion Fair, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $27-$32. The Iota Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority present Living It Up, the worlds largest traveling fashion show featuring extravagant styles. Ticket includes subscription to Ebony or Jet. Sat., April 23, 8-10 p.m. Call 520-7453 for more.

Victorian Tea and Fashion Show, Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. $18 advance ticket sale only. A Victorian History of American Ladies and Mens Fashions. Enjoy tea sandwiches, desserts, tea, door prizes, table favors and special entertainment. Sat., April 30, 2-4 p.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Habitat for Humanity Mill Street Celebration, 1045 Baltic St. A celebration to mark the dedication fo the 17th and final Habit house in Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanitys Mill Street development. Food, live entertainment, event chaired by Mayor Lionel Rivera and Councilperson Jerry Heimlicher. Sat., April 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Paul at 475-7800 for more.

Youth & Family events HCS Creative Endeavors Events: Earth Day Celebration, April 23, 1:30-3:30 pm. Bug Picnic, April 7, 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barnaby Bears Nature Party, Sat., April 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Radical Recycled Robots, April 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call 264-1047 for locations and info.

Disney on Ice, Colorado Springs World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2100. $16-$50. Runs April 6-10.

The College Admission Game Lecture, The Colorado Springs School, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Free. Peter Van Buskirk, nationally known expert on selective college admissions speaks. Mon., April 11, 7 p.m. Call Jana at 475-9747 ext. 109 for more.

Cool Science, Colorado College, Olin 1, 1100 N. Nevada Ave. Donations accepted. A 90-minute chemistry and physics demonstration with hands-on experiments. Sat., April 16, 12:30 and 4 p.m. Call 761-3874 for reservations.

Free SAT and ACT Tests, Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade Ave. The Princeton Review hosts a free practice tests for either the SAT or ACT. Sat., April 16, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A strategy session for students and parents will be held Thurs., April 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Call 800/2Review for more.

<>Play-n-Sign Classes, 730 N. Tejon St. $40 for child and adult. Sign language for young children (ages 6 months-5 years) and their caretakers. Classes run for 4 weeks beginning in April and May. Call 266-6846 for info or to register.

Imagination Celebration Events, call 597-3344 for reservations. Dreams You Can Count On Art Exhibit, through April 14. Throwin Down junior poetry slam, Sat., April 2, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family Literacy Celebration, Sat., April 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids on the Move, Sat., April 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Young Peoples Art Exhibition, April 21-May 19.

Volunteer Opportunities Wild Forever Center, volunteers needed to rescue and rehabilitate sick, orphaned and injured wildlife and return them to their proper habitat. They also promote the humane treatment of wildlife through public education. Call Linda at 499-7977 or visit www.wildforever.org for more.

Rocky Mountain PBS, motivated volunteers needed to work on their KTSC Wild, Wild Auction at the end of April. Visit

www.rmpbs.org for more.

Suicide Prevention Partnership, volunteers needed to be hotline workers. Training provided, a total of 32 hours needed between April 18 and May 7. Call 573-7447 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center, volunteers needed to assist with childrens programming, the climbing wall, the front desk, retail operations and sales, hikes, trail maintenance, office work and more. Duties and hours are flexible to your schedule. Call 578-6146 for more.

North Cheyenne Canon Park Clean-up, meet and register at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Aged 14 and older can help, bring water, gloves, sunscreen, a hat and sturdy shoes. Sat., April 30, 8:30 a.m. Call 578-6146 to register.

Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking donated building, medical and office supplies in preparation of the beginning of their busy season. Call 683-8152 for more.

Garden of the Gods Spring Workdays, volunteers will work on building check dams and/or form bucket brigades to move material from piles along the trail to check dams in the gullies. April 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1,8, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Liz at 471-7736 for more.

Pueblo Zoo is seeking volunteers to help children learn about animals and nature. In addition, docents lead Zoo tours, including behind-the-scene, and show small education animals to groups. Training will be scheduled in March. Docents meet month on the third Thursday. Please call Marti at 561-1452 ext 103.

Pikes Peak Family Connections volunteers needed to teach in the Nurturing Parenting Program, assist at KPC Kids Place Respite/Crisis Nursery, sit on the board of directors, help in the office, or assist in planning a special event. Contact Alpha at 442-6337 for more.

Pikes Peak Mental Health volunteer mentors needed for an interfaith outreach ministry to help those with mental illness. Training and support staff are available. For info, call Jeanne Katz at Pikes Peak Mental Health, 572-6263.

Looking for more Volunteer opportunities? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at www.csindy.com, click on Calendar on the left hand side of the page!

Project Angel Heart volunteers needed to deliver nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses on Sat. afternoons. Call 800/381-5612 or visit www.projectangelheart.org for more.

Earthseeds Project volunteers needed: Web administrator and self-managed salespeople. Earthseeds project promotes the astronauts view: a healthy, harmonious and sustainable living earth. Call 636-3637 for more.

Silver Key, volunteers wanted to transport Meals-On-Wheels to senior citizens and drive senior citizens to appointments. Commitment of 4 hours a week. Also in need of volunteers to answer telephones. Call Audrey at 632-1521 for more.

Out of Town Events art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/898-7200. Gallery/exhibits free. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Andy Bairds Paintings March 31-May 1. Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition March 31-May 22. Jeffco High Schools Exhibition April 15-May 15.

Chicano Center for the Arts and Humanities Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/571-0440. Open Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Transformers April 1 through April 9.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or

www.coloradohistory.org . Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorados Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Soldiers on Skis.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions through Dec. New Classics through Dec. No Boundaries through May 15. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through Dec. Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color through June 19.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500. $4-$8. Featuring Invasive Species Botanical Illustrations through April 25. Visit

www.botanicgardens.org for more.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Gates Planetarium: Passport to the Universe and A Cosmic Journey. Many IMAX movies also. Call 800/925-2250 for more.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Featuring Santeros y Santeras: Expanding Traditions through May 8.

Lakewood Cultural Center: North Gallery, 470 S. Allison Parkway; South Gallery, 480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. 303/987-7876. Free. Images of Isolation runs through April 29.

Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 720/904-1088. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 6 p.m. Featuring New Work by Mary Cay, Ryan Anderson and Hanne Linde. Runs through April 9.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, a documentary about the struggle between a lion king and a young contender, runs through Oct. The Living Sea. American Birds: A Flight Through Time runs through April 10. Family Fun Day, Sat., April 2.

literature Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksigning, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Free. Jodi Picoult signs Vanishing Acts on Thurs., March 31, 7:30 p.m.

music Opera 101 Programs, Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway., Denver, 720/865-2004. Previews of Rigoletto, April 12, 7 p.m.; Paul Bunyan, May 10, 7 p.m. Call Rex at 303/778-1500 for more.

recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. $3. Daylight Savings Hike, Sun., April 3, 1 p.m. Early Wildflower Hike, Sat., April 16, 10 a.m. Cold Process Soap-Making, Sat., April 9, 2 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

special events Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, auditoriums 2 and 3, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Featuring over 100 modern and electromechanical pinball machines set to free-play. April 22-24. Visit www.pinballshowdown.com or call 303/883-2603 for more.

Denver Antiques Show & Sale to benefit Central City Opera, Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum at Lowry, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver. $10 for three days. Includes lectures and more. April 22-24. Call Judy at 303/806-5109 or visit

www.denverantiquesshow.com for more.

Unique Lives and Experiences Lectures, Temple Buell Theatre, Denver. Dr. Ruth Westheimer speaks on March 29. Joy Behar speaks on April 18. Honorable Ann Richards speaks on May 16. Call 877/872-8124 for tickets and info.

theater Steve Martins The Underpants, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $16-$18. Runs through April 24, Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 6 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 for info.

Narnia, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Runs through May 12. Call 720/898-7200 for performance dates and tickets.

Marisol, Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver. $12-$15. By the author of Motorcycle Diaries, Jose Rivera. Runs through April 2. Call 303/320-4011 for tickets and info.

The Blue Vagabond, Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver. $12-$15. Runs through May 17. Call 303/320-4011 for tickets and info.

Trolls, Crossroads Theatre, 2180 Stout St., Denver. $12-$15. Runs through April 3. Call 303/320-4011 for tickets and info.

Savion Glover, tap dancer, Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303/825-4904. Glover (star of Bamboozled) presents Improvography. Sat., April 2, 8 p.m. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 520-9090 for tickets.

Poignant Irritations, by Gertrude Stein, Mizel Center for Arts and Cultures Pluss Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Runs April 7-May 22. Call 303/316-6360 for more.

Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour, The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver. $29.50. Thurs., June 23, 8 p.m. Call 520-9090 or visit

www.fillmoreauditorium.com for tickets.

Menopause the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $32.50-$39.50. Actress Joliet Harris recently joined the cast. Runs Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets visit

www.ticketswest.com or call 303/309-3773.

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