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Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Money of the World Today: A Portrait of Global Society through Oct. 15. Visit money.org for more.
The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Canyon Walls and Other Images, works by Eulalie J. Brown, Oct. 6-29. Reception, Fri., Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Ridgeway Artspeak, works from ten Colorado artists including Mary Ellen Andrews, Pam Conrad, Nancy Donegan, Ilene Greene, George Kernan and more, through Nov. 11. Call 685-1861 or visit thebac.org for more.
Calabash Gallery, 2428 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1577. Featuring The Journey Continues, an art exhibit based on the book In Honor of My Father: A Daughter's Journey in Art and Words, by Deb Komitor, Oct. 18 to Nov. 5. Book signing and reception, Thurs., Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 pm.
Coburn Gallery, CC Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Afterimages: an installation in three parts, works by Scott Johnson through Oct. 21.
Colachi Arts, 1107 Manitou Ave., 685-1254. Featuring Angels, by Steven Wash and works by Heather Harris, Ginny Thompson and Peter King through Oct. 15.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Pike's World: Exploration and Empire in the Greater Southwest through Oct. 14. Looming Large: The Artistic Legacy of Pikes Peak through March 2007. Marketing the Mountain: Pikes Peak in the Popular Imagination through 2007. Visit cspm.org for more.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. thereafter. Featuring Latka Land Expanded, by Pueblo artists Tom and Jean Latka through Oct. 30. Visit commonwheel.com for more.
Cucuru Gallery, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Fall Art Safari with Mary Linn Benning and Denise Malek through Oct. 19. Visit cucuru.santurio.com for more.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3-$4 for non-members. Featuring Explorer or Spy: The Pike Legacy through Dec. 30.
FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 633-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. First Thursday Tastings, Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m. Featuring works by Dale Chihuly through Jan. 7, 2007. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.
Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Heritage II: Conservation Oil Paintings, benefiting The Palmer Land Trust, Oct 5-7. Opening reception, Thurs., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m. Visit laurareilly.com for more.
OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m., Wed., Fri. and Sat. Free. Featuring Works by Brandon Friend and Matt Clark through October. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.
OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Organic Symmetry, works by Kim Polomka, Andy Mason, Marina Eckler and Adept through Nov. 30.
OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Pops and Purple People, works by Martin McCormick through Oct. 15.
Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333. Featuring the whimsical works of artists ages 12 and older based on the book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as part of All Pikes Peak Reads, through Oct. 27. Reception, Fri., Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m.
Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Weber Street Works of Art, with CJ Hendrickson, Alison Smith and Davoth, to benefit the Business of Art Center through Dec. 22.
Rico's Caf & Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St., 630-7723. Open Mon.-Wed, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring a Photographic Meditation On Ordinary Objects by Tim Davis through Jan. 4. Opening reception, Sun., Oct. 15.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Where's Zebulon? The Great Pikes Peak Hunt! in the Children's Museum through Nov. 4. Bill Gillette: A Passion for Ranching through Nov. 4. The Miller Collection and Southern Colorado Watercolor Society through Nov. 11. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Power of 4: 4th dimension: Works by the artists of ROAR and Minimum Wage: Works by Kat and Bob Tudor, Oct. 6-28. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m. Visit smokebrush.org for more.
The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Landscapes by Rick Young and New Works by Miguel Martinez through November.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 305 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring Annual Members' Show through Oct. 20. Visit trilakesarts.org for more.
UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Floating Worlds through Nov. 17. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.
Art events & openings Adobe Moby Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics and Pottery Studio Events, 1822 Dominion Way. Youth and Adult Pottery Classes, Homeschool Art Classes and After-School Art Programs. "Soap and Salts Making," Thurs., Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m. "Glass Slumping," Wed., Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. Call 266-6022 for more.
First Friday Art Ride, various venues. Featuring a free shuttle with live, on-board entertainment stopping at the Art Mill, Cottonwood Artists School, The FAC Modern and Big City Burrito. Fri., Oct. 6, 5:20-8:30 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.
Manitou Springs Artwalk Weekend, Manitou Springs. Featuring artists at fifteen galleries throughout the town. Oct. 6-8, Fri., 5-7 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 8, noon to 4 p.m. Visit manitousprings.org for more.
Rubbish, 17B Bijou St. Presenting Magic Reality, a one-man show featuring oil paintings by Rodney Wood, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 6-7, 1-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 1-5 p.m. with artist talk at 2 p.m. Opening reception, Oct. 6, 5-10 p.m. Call 471-7448 for preview reservations and more.
Auditions & Entries
Theatreworks is holding auditions for the George Bernard Shaw comedy, Arms and the Man, Sat., Oct. 7, 1-4 p.m. in the Osborne Theater in University Hall on the UCCS campus. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.
Artists Lair is seeking entries for the First Annual Fall Miniature Art Exhibit. Entries are due Oct. 15, 5 p.m. and are limited to two per artist. Call 576-5247 for guidelines.
Alleycat Theatrics is holding auditions for two productions: Jungle Book, Oct. 16-17, 4-8 p.m. for ages 8-13. High School Musical, Nov. 13 and 15, 4-9 p.m. for ages 12-17. Call 209-1484 for an appointment.
"Check Out My Shorts" Film Festival is seeking interesting film, videotape or digital media, due Oct. 16. Entries must be under 20 minutes and submitted on CD. Call 719/569-0003 for more.
Colorado College is seeking writers to read their Alice in Wonderland-themed poems at "Eat Me, Drink Me, Read Me" on Tues., Oct. 17 at Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts. Contact Jessy Randall at email@example.com for more.
Commonwheel Artists Cooperative is seeking entries for "Tribal Affair," a juried show, due Oct. 18-25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry fee funds a People's Choice Award. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.
Colachi Arts is seeking entries from ages 5-14 for a children's exhibition, A Batty Halloween, to be held Oct. 21-22. Sales benefit cancer research. Call 685-1254 for more.
Community-wide Garage Sale, 1626 S. Tejon St. Benefiting Liza's Place, a home for single women leaving behind domestic violence, homelessness, addictions or incarceration. Oct. 6-7, Fri., 8 a.m. Sat., 7 a.m. Call 635-3643 for more.
Garage Sale Fundraiser, Toons Downtown, 802 N. Nevada Ave, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 6-7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the El Paso County Democrats. Call 440-2548 for more.
Sixth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Run, Western Omelette Restaurant, 16 S. Walnut St. $10. Featuring a motorcycle run sponsored by Mountain Shadow Riders and the Colorado Springs Chapter of Women on Wheels to fund breast cancer education, screening, and treatment. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. Call 277-7207 or visit mountainshadows.com for more.
Rally for All Families, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Featuring speeches, voter registration, music, children's activities, food and prizes hosted by the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition in support of same-sex couples. Sat., Oct. 7, 2-5 p.m. Call Citizens Project at 520-9899 or visit citizensproject.org for more.
Quilt Show and Sale, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to noon. Items for sale will include new and antique quilts, wall hangings and table runners with proceeds benefiting the Disciples Mission Fund. Call Carolyn at 573-8609 for more.
"Women and the Political Process," The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, 305 E. Costilla St. Free. The Women's Foundation of Colorado presents an educational forum on the role of women in shaping public policy. Tues., Oct. 10, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 800/847-6036 for reservations by Oct. 6.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Briarhurst Manor Estate, 404 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs. SET of Colorado Springs and Broadmoor Wine & Spirits will host a fundraiser to provide medical care for uninsured people. Wed., Oct. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 719/776-8850, ext. 1006 or visit setofcs.org for more.
Eyes Wide Open Memorial, CC Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 12-13, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. A memorial featuring approximately 2,700 pairs of boots one for each service person killed in action and a reading of the names of the fallen. Fort Carson soldiers' names will be read on Thurs., Oct. 12, at 10 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.
Clubs & Organizations
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Olympic Training Center, 1 Olympic Plaza. $35-$45. Featuring a luncheon and panel discussion, "It's All in the Game," Thurs., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit blacktie-colorado.com for reservations.
The Creative Media Alliance of Colorado, The Soundstages at Bigg City, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. Featuring a community demo reel exhibition and networking event. Thurs., Oct. 5, 6:30-9 p.m. Visit cmacppr.org for more.
Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society, Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Drive. Free. Meeting with carnivorous plants on display, plant judging, raffles, silent auction and door prizes. Sun., Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m. Call 578-8123 for more.
Pike Peak Advertising Federation, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$35. October luncheon featuring Jake Jabs, CEO of American Furniture Warehouse. Tues., Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit ppaf.org for more.
Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition, Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Monthly meeting to promote and protect wildlands in our region. Thurs., Oct. 12, 7-9 pm. Call 303/660-5849 for more.
Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, Memorial Administrative Center, Classroom B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Call 636-5101, opt. 3 for more.
The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, SilverWood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. $13. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering activities and social events. Call 260-0651 for more.
GFWC Woman's Club of Colorado Springs, CC Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. Meets the second Wednesday of every month through April, 2 p.m. Call Kathy at 590-1436 for more.
Sno-Jets Ski Club Events, Annual Membership Party, Holiday Inn Express, 1855 Aeroplaza Drive. Club meets Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Howard's BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St. Visit snojets.org or call 577-7669 for more.
Colorado Springs Medical Marijuana Support Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn about the uses of medical marijuana and more. Meets the second Thursday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 393-0857 for more.
Twilight MOPS Buffet and Speaker, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. $10. Single and working moms of preschoolers meet monthly on the first and third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call 884-6233 for more.
Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments' cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave. Any chess player is welcome on Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. Call Richard at 685-1984 for more or visit cs.chess.home.att.net.
WINGS, promoting healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Women's groups meet Monday and Tuesday evenings. Men's group meets Thursday evenings. Call 800/373-8671 or visit wingsfound.org for more info.
Film & Video
An Inconvenient Truth, All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free. Presenting a screening and discussion of the 2006 documentary featuring Al Gore and the science of global warming. Fri., Oct. 6, 7-9:30 p.m. Call 633-7717 for more.
Food & Drink
Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Wine tastings, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. $15. Tequila class, Oct. 5. Call 632-1086 to make reservations.
Farmers' Markets, Briargate; Pine Creek Village Center, Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive, Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. 7. Memorial Park; Union Boulevard and Pikes Peak Avenue, Mon. and Thurs., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October. Doherty High School; 4515 Barnes Road, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October. Old Colorado City; 24th Street and West Colorado Avenue, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through October.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Washington and Oregon Wine Tasting, Oct. 7. Call 596-4700 for times and reservations.
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 3180 New Center Point. Diabetic-Friendly Store Tour, Oct. 11, 2-3 p.m. Shop Organic on a Shoestring, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m. D.I.Y. For more call 622-1099 or visit wildoats.com.
Health & Healing
Special Needs Yoga, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201. Offering yoga for those with physical challenges cancer recovery, joint and muscle limitations, fibromyalgia, heart disease and more. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 578-8093 for more.
National Depression Screening Day, SET of Colorado Springs, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Offering a screening questionnaire that assesses symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or postpartum depression. Thurs., Oct. 5. Call 477-1515 or visit dbsacoloradosprings.org for more.
Insight Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. Introductory class, Thurs., Oct. 5-Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Silent sits on Sundays, 9-10 a.m. and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Orientation for first timers, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. Guided loving kindness sits on Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more.
Colorado Springs Autism Resource Symposium, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. Free. Highlighting services, organizations and support groups in the Pikes Peak Region that assist the local autism spectrum community. Sat., Oct. 7. Call 265-6141 for more.
Dancingsprings Events, various venues. "The Circle," Sat., Oct. 7, $18. For directions and more information visit dancingsprings.org or call 291-3120.
Mental Illness Awareness Week, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring book displays and resources about dealing with mental illness from Another Life Foundation through Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 573-7846 or visit anotherlifefoundation.org for more.
Smooth Changes Therapies Events, 4935 N. 30th St. #180. "Emotional Freedom Techniques Intensive for Everybody," Sun., Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $125. Free Hypnosis Group, Oct. 12. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.
"A Guide to Meditation, Spiritual Awakening and Fun," Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Donations accepted. Featuring accordion-playing swami and author Michael Attie. Mon., Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.
Falun Gong Training, Monument Valley Park, directly behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free. Learn traditional Chinese exercise and meditation practice to relieve stress and improve health every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Call 282-9236 for more.
Lectures & Learning
"Nothing is Ordinary," CC Packard Hall Auditorium, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Artist Harrell Fletcher discusses his recent projects and the dynamics of public spaces and community groups. Thurs., Oct. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
"Transform Your Life," CC Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $8 donation. Meditation classes for beginning through advanced students based on the book Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Thursdays, Oct. 5 & 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 303/813-9551 for more.
"Gay and Lesbian Rights and the Federal Marriage Amendment," CC Packard Hall Auditorium, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Patrick Guerriero, executive director of the Gill Action Fund will speak followed by a panel discussion. Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
"Let's Make Soap," Rocky Mountain Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $30. Learn to make inexpensive, non-toxic skin care products. Sun., Oct. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Call 329-0180 or visit allnaturalcreations.com for more.
Preservation Workshop, Bessemer Historical Society, 1621 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo. Free. Offering a workshop on preserving family papers, scrapbooks, diaries, letters, photographs and other personal artifacts. Mon., Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. Call 719/564-9086 for reservations and more.
"Next Steps" Workshops, Women's Resource Agency, various locations. "How to 'Right' a Resume," Thurs., Oct. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. "Sell Yourself into a Great Job," Fri., Oct. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. "Public Speaking for Job Seekers," Tues., Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. Call 471-3170 for locations and more.
Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Earth Science Classes, various locations. $66-$99. "The Fossil Record: An Introduction to Paleontology," Sat., Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 520-6364 for more.
The Tibetan Buddhist Path, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Offering a series of six lectures by CC professor David Gardiner discussing the stages of the Buddhist path. Mondays, Oct. 9 to Nov. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 389-6616 for more.
Hispanic Heritage Week, Pikes Peak Community College, various locations. "A Campus Conversation about Immigration," Centennial Campus, Mon., Oct. 9, 10-11 a.m. "Hispanics and the Santa Fe Trail in Colorado," Downtown Studio Campus, Tues., Oct. 10, 1-2:15 p.m. and Rampart Range campus, Oct. 12, noon to 1:15 p.m. Call 540-7106 for more.
"College Admissions: Beyond the Ivies," The Colorado Springs School, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Free. Featuring Ed Gillis, Executive Director of Admissions at University of Miami, speaking on admissions and student options. Tues., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Call 475-9747 for more.
"The Lost City of the Incas," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. World traveler Bill Houghton will present a slide show about his adventures in Machu Picchu. Tues., Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.
"Stop the Expansion of Pion Canyon," Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4225 Sinton Road. Free. Bill Sulzman and Doug Holdren will speak about Fort Carson's expansion. Tues., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Call 481-0085 for more.
Manitou Springs Public Library Events, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. "How To Buy on eBay," Tues., Oct. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for more.
Response to Intervention (RTI) Forum, Cheyenne Mountain High School, Black Box Theatre, 1200 Cresta Road. The LEAD Foundation invites parents and educators of general education, special education and gifted learners to attend a panel discussion of RTI. Wed., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Call 227-1712 or visit LEADcolorado.org for more.
"Local Pepsi: A Lane Family Tradition," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Local Pepsi Representatives Jim Lane and Diane Plassmeyer will share the success story of a small town businessman who became a board member of a national company. Fri., Oct. 13, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.
Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Native American Culture," Oct. 13. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.
"6 Women, 60 Minutes," Gaylon Wampler Fine Art Photography and Gallery, 1810 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring poets Lara Gaydos, Jane Hilberry, Jessy Randall, Lucy Simpson, Karen Sucharski and Jane Wampler. Thurs., Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Exploring Lives and Cultures Reading Group,East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Featuring Waist High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled, by Nancy Mairs,Fri., Oct. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 597-7161 or 520-5237 for more.
Barnes & Noble Events, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Sarah Jordan author of The BossQueen, Little BigBark, and the Sentinel Pup, Sat., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. Call 266-9960 for more.
"The Life of the Bront' Sisters: A Way of Understanding Jane Eyre," UCCS Kraemer Family Library, 3rd Floor Apse, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. English Department Chair Susan Taylor will examine how events in the Bront' sisters' lives have affected their writing. Sun., Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m. Call 262-3068 for more.
Blue Streak Poetry Events, Rico's Caf and Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St. Free. Open mic poetry reading hosted by Aaron Anstett with Sara Bailey. Mon., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Call 200-4268 for more.
An Insider's Look at the PPW Writing Contest, Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive. Featuring Contest Coordinator Dawn Smit Miller will discuss rules, guidelines, judging and the contest experience. Tues., Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 531-5723 or visit ppwc.net for more.
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. A. E. Stallings, Thurs., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Call 389-6853 for more.
"Alice and Us: Reading Alice in the 21st Century" CC Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Paul Thomas Murphy will examine the continued vitality of Alice in Wonderland, the featured book for All Pikes Peak Reads 2006. Thurs., Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. Visit coloradocollege.edu for more.
Adult Great Books Reading and Discussion Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Thurs., Oct. 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext 1206 for more.
James D. Doss Book Signing, Book Sleuth, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., #105. Doss will sign Stone Butterfly. Thurs., Oct. 12, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 632-2727 for more.
classical Magic at the Symphony, Memorial Hall, Pueblo. $10-$30. Featuring the magic of illusionist Lyn Dillies choreographed to classics from the Pueblo Symphony. Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.
2006-2007 Season Premiere Concert, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. $10-$15. Enjoy the orchestra's opening concert under the direction of Thomas Wilson. Sat., Oct. 7, 8 p.m. at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Sun. Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Call 332-5462 for more.
Brahms' Violin Concerto, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $35-$75. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic, with violinist Joshua Bell, will perform. Mon., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Call 884-2110 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.
other music Windy Peak Concert, Tri-lakes Center for the Arts, 305 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10-$12. Featuring a unique blend of bluegrass, jazz, country and classical. Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Call 481-0475 or visit trilakesarts.org for more.
Music on the Mesa, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Drive. $10. The Storys perform '60s, '70s and '80s rock, country, folk and originals. Fri., Oct. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. All ages show. Call 495-0645 for more.
Loonee's Comedy Corner Events, Loonee's, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707. Showtimes; Wed.-Sun. 8 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 8 and 10:30 p.m. John Fox through Oct. 8. Visit loonees.com for more.
The RiP, CC Taylor Theater, Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $3-$6. A night of comedy with The RiP. Fri., Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Call 634-5056 or visit theriponline.com for more.
Alice in Wonderland, Manitou Art Theater, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. $8. Celebrating Lewis Carroll's great book of nonsense in an all ages show. Fri., Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sun., Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.
The Shame of Maudie Jones or a Fate Worse Than Death, The Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave. $14-$25. Dinner theater with a sing- along intermission and vaudeville-style olio. Runs through Oct. 14, five days a week, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Call 685-5104 to make reservations.
South Pacific, Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $8-$30. Damon Runyon Repertory presents the island-themed musical South Pacific with a dinner theater option. Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Call 719/564-0579 or visit runyontheater.org for tickets and more.
The Vampire of Cripple Creek, The Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7-$13. A tale of Count Dracula roaming the Cripple Creek of the 1890s through October, Fri.-Sun., 2 and 8 p.m. Call 719/235-8944 or visit butteoperahouse.com for more.
The REP 2006-2007 Season, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $18-$126. Presenting I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change through Oct. 22. Call 634-5583 for tickets and more.
Westward, Whoa! Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E. Kiowa St. $9-$10. Alleycat Theatrics presents a musical comedy set in the old West. Oct. 10-11, Fri.-Sat., 7-8 p.m. Call 209-1484 for more.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$25. Presented by The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration. Fri., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. "Leave it to Beaver," Fri., Oct. 6. "Woody Woodpecker," Wed., Oct. 11. Call 520-6745 for more.
The Ski Shop Swap, 1422 S. Tejon St. Consign ski equipment through Oct. 6 for a sale to benefit Visually Impaired & Blind Skiers (VIBeS). Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 636-3355 for more.
Catamount Institute Events, various venues. Fall Foliage Photography Workshop and Outing, Oct. 5, 7 and 12. Red Rock Canyon Full Moon Hike, Oct. 7. Visit catamountinstitute.org or call 471-0910, ext. 102 for more.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. "All About Owls," Thurs., Oct. 12. Call 520-6387 for more.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park Grand Opening, Highway 115 opposite the main gate of Fort Carson. The park will offer a visitor center with gift shop and interpretive displays, hiking and biking trails, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 227-5250 for more.
dance parties & workshops Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road. $7. Dancing, every second and fourth Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Beginner classes, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 632-4055 for reservations and more.
Suavemente Salsa Dance Class, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$55. Offering a 5-week salsa class. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call 575-0220 for more.
African Drum and Dance Workshops, Community for Spiritual Living Center, 3685 Jeannine Drive, Fri., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. and Lynmar Racquet and Health Club, 2660 Vickers Drive, Tues., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. $25-$40. Offering two workshops with master drummer Dr. Djobi for beginners and up. Call 964-8031 for more.
The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Colorado Ballroom instruction followed by dancing the waltz, tango, swing, salsa, disco and cha-cha. Casual dress. No partner required. Sat. Oct. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.
Mind Seizure Haunted House, Colorado Springs Flea Market grounds, 5225 E. Platte Ave. $13; $2 off with canned good donation to Care and Share through Oct. 31, Thurs.-Sun., 7 p.m. Call 527-3787 or visit mindseizurehauntedhouse.com for more.
UCCS Fall Career Fair, UCCS University Center Gymnasium, Mountain Lion Way. Free. Meet recruiters from Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Peace Corps, Northwestern Mutual Financial and more. Thurs., Oct. 5, 2-6 p.m. Visit web.uccs.edu/careercenter for more.
Celebration Metaphysical Fair, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Ave. $5. Featuring vendors and information about conscious living, health and personal growth. Oct. 6-8, Fri.-Sat., 1-9 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 634-1810 for more.
Self-Guided Solar Homes Tour, begins at the CC Tutt Science Center, 1112 N. Nevada Ave., and Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce Building, 354 Manitou Ave. $5. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.
First Annual Grand Victorian Ball, Shrine Club of Colorado Springs, 6 S. 33rd St. $19-$38. Relive the grandeur of a Victorian ball. Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society. Sat., Oct. 7, 2006, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Call 592-1648 for reservations and more.
Seventh Annual Rock Island Railroad Festival, Rock Island Roadhouse, 2333 Steel Drive. $3. Ride a 1947 PPC streetcar, see train cars and trolleys, and enjoy model trains and exhibit booths. Sat.-Mon., Oct. 7-9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Steve Pelles at 634-2733 for more.
Rock Ledge Ranch Events, 3202 Chambers Way. Harvest Festival, featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time music, pumpkin-picking and ranch tours. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 578-6777 or visit rockledgeranch.com for more.
33rd Annual Christmas Crafts Festival, Palmer Lake Town Hall, Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Free. A juried show featuring pottery, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, basketry, fabric art and more. Oct. 7-8. Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/488-8101 for more.
"Operation: Get Tested" Kick Off Event, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. Southern Colorado AIDS Project will present Teniecka Hannah to kick off the national "Operation: Get Tested" bus tour. Tues., Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m. Call 578-9092 ext. 127 for more.
Tenth Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum, Antlers Hilton Hotel, Heritage Ballroom, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $75. Featuring keynote speaker Michael Swanson discussing U.S. and international economic trends. Wed., Oct. 11, 7 a.m. to noon. Visit southerncoloradoeconomicforum.com for more.
Youth & Family
JoyRides Haunted Attractions, JoyRides Amusement Park, 5150 Edison Ave. $7-$12. Featuring the Demented Journey, Tormented Trail, hayrides and pumpkin patch. Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 12-15 at 7 p.m. Call 573-5500 or visit joyridesffc.com for more.
Scouting Out the Dinos, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St. $4. Learn about scouting and join demonstrations on fossils, shale-splitting and hedgehogs. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 686-1820 ext. 111 for more.
Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive. "Creative Concoctions," Sat., Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. $1. "Alice's Tea Party," Sat., Oct. 8, 10:20 a.m. $1. "Just 4 Us," Saturdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m. Call 597-3344 for reservations.
Learning Difficulties Evaluation, The Learning Connection, 12510 Kaibab Court. Free. Offering computer-based testing designed to locate reading and learning difficulties in children ages 7 to 18, through Fri., Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 495-3400 for appointments and more.
American Cancer Society is seeking hands-on volunteers to work with cancer patients and their families or to assist with office work. Free training. Call 636-5105, option 3, for more.
All Breed Rescue & Training is seeking foster or adoptive homes for dogs, and volunteers for special events, office work, maintenance, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Call 264-6460 or visit haveanicedog.org for more.
Easter Seals Southern Colorado is seeking volunteers for collating and mailing newsletters, office work, special events and other tasks. Call 574-9002 or visit co-so.easterseals.com for more.
One Nation Walking Together, an organization that distributes assistance to Native Americans, is seeking volunteers to answer phones, work in the warehouse and pick up local donations. Call 329-0251 for more information or visit onenationwt.org.
Colorado Springs Urban Peak is seeking volunteers to help feed homeless youth from 7-9 a.m. Call 630-3223, ext. 22 for more.
Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit earthseeds.net for more.
Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.
Starsmore Discovery Center, volunteers needed at the North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Hours are flexible and the work is fun. Call 578-6146 for more.
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600. Volunteers needed to support patients and families in their homes and long-care facilities. Volunteer musicians also needed for inpatient care. Visit pikespeakhospice.org or call 633-3400 ext. 603 for more.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) training for volunteers. For more call Regina at 447-9898 ext. 1020, or visit casappr.org.
Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit ellicottwildlife.com for more.
Out of Town
special events Nan Desu Kan Convention, Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver. $15-$45. Featuring Japanese art, games, culture and animation. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 6-8. Visit ndkdenver.org for more.
Double Tenth Banquet, Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, 3200 S. Parker Road. $25-$30. Celebrate the National Day of Taiwan with gourmet food, special performances and honored guests from the U.S. and Taiwan. Sun. Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m. Call Chiu-Fen Buczynski at 719/210-9084 for more.
art Aspen Institute Art Gallery, Paepeke Memorial Building, 1000 N. Third St., Aspen, 970/544-7950. Free. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring The Rhythm of Color: Alejandro Otero and Willys de Castro Two Modern Masters in the Colecci'n Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through Nov. 1.
Artoberfest, various venues, Trinidad. A month-long celebration of the arts featuring a gallery crawl, studio tours, culinary heritage festival, masquerade ball and ofrendas through Nov. 2. Call 719/846-1441 or visit trinidadarts.org for more.
Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main St., Florence. Featuring Sheila Lamberson's drawings and photographs, and Julie Burnham's kinetic metal sculptures through Nov. 15. Call 719/784-1339 for more.
Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery, 105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta. $5 donation. Featuring Expressions: The Art Quilt with works by 63 quilt artists from across the U.S. through Jan. 4. Visit rickytims.com for more.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Hot DAM: Art at All Hours 35-Hour Grand Opening Celebration, Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 9 p.m. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.
Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the La Veta Spanish Peaks Arts Council 2006 Fall Show, showcasing the work of Kathy Steventon along with works in pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and other media from 17 area artists, through Oct. 14. Call 719/742-3074 or visit spanishpeaksarts.org for more.
Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, 303/394-9993. Featuring Collectors Collect: Works from Denver's Private Collections, Oct. 9 through Jan. 5. Visit mizelmuseum.org for more.
literary Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic Lodo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch locations. Jan Fitch, Thurs., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman, Fri., Oct. 6., 7:30 p.m. Lori Lacefield, Fri., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Patrick McDonnell, Sat., Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Dan Chiras, Sat., Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Bob Newman, Mon., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. James McGreevey, Mon., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Teacher's Night, Tues., Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. Reyna Grande, Tues., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Mark Danielewski, Tues., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. David Avrin, Wed., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Sena Jeter Naslund, Wed., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Visit tatteredcover.com for locations and more.
Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers Events, Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver. Dinner with Mike Janich, who will talk about his background as an intelligence officer and martial artist. Thurs., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Critique Group, Tues., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. E-mail email@example.com for more.
recreation & learning The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Showing the film Lost Worlds through October 2006, and Art of the Rainforest through Nov. 19. John Fielder's Intimate Colorado Landscapes through Dec. 10. Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats interactive exhibit through Jan. 7. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org for more.
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Free Admission Day, Sat., Oct. 6. Featuring It's a Bug's Life, an 8.5-acre corn maze in the shape of a spider spinning her web, through Oct. 31. For more call 720/865-3500 or visit botanicgardens.org.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Fall Free Admission Days, Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, noon to 5 p.m. Discover how artifacts give clues about how early families lived in Uncovering History exhibit. Call 303/866-3628 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.
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