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click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

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. The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World, Nov. 9. 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, through Oct. 29. Reception, Sat., Oct. 14, 12-3 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Everyday Sacred, works exploring the sacred in the ordinary, through October. Ridgeway Artspeak, works from 10 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. Featuring Book as Object: An International Survey of Sculptural Bookworks, Oct. 31 through Dec. 19. Opening reception and gallery talk, Nov. 2, 2-4:30 p.m.

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. 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. Tribal Affair, Nov. 3-12. Opening reception, Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more or visit commonwheel.com.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring new works by 22 members of the Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters Group through Oct. 24.

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. Featuring works by Dale Chihuly through Jan. 7, 2007. Colorado Springs artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, Jan. 26 to March 4. Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, March 9 to April 29. William Gottlieb's Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 to June 24. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

The Fine Art Gallery at Colorado State University, Capps Capozzolo Center for the Arts, Pueblo. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presenting Ruth Lingen: Collaborative Prints and Books, works showcasing print, paper and bookmaking techniques through Nov. 17. Reception, Wed., Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m. Call 719/549-2404 for more.

Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Prolific Tendencies, showcasing the work of Maggie Hanson and Gabe Kamm through Oct. 21. Call 630-7664 for more.

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494. Open Mon. and Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Pearing Pearfect Artwork with Your Taste, works by Julie Kirkland and Jerry Rhodes through Oct. 18. Prime Pickings, works by Carol Ettenger and Janelle Cox through Nov. 15. Reception, Fri., Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. Call 520-9494 or visit guntherwolffgallery.com for more.

OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m., Wed., Fri. and Sat. Featuring Works by Brandon Friend and Matt Clark and A Year in the Life of the Camera, the works of 52 Colorado photographers through October. Works by James Wolnick through November. Opening reception Fri., Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m. Works by Eric Deiss through December. Opening reception Fri., Dec. 1, 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. Seguidor de Prosa, multi-media works by Jason Zacharias and Langdon Foss, Dec. 1 through Jan. 30.

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Pops and Purple People, works by Martin McCormick through Oct. 15. Urban Sickness, canvas works by national graffiti artists, Oct. 15 through Dec. 15.

Pankratz Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Linda Lugenbill's Sculptural Basketry through Oct. 13. Changing Light, acrylic paintings of Karen Scharer, Oct. 19 to Nov. 10. Reception, Thurs., Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m. Call 481-3108 for more.

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.

Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St. 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. Call 886-0456 for more.

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.

Rubbish, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Featuring Bring the Pain, works of Jarrod Stuhlsatzc and Doug W. Johnson through November. Reception, Fri., Oct. 13. Call for more.

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. Representing the West through Oct. 28. Charles Partridge Adams, Nov. 12 through Jan. 28. Halloween with Mr. E, Oct. 28. Different Perspectives: Views of Pikes Peak through Jan. 20. Own Your Own Art Show and Sale, Nov. 15 through Dec. 30. 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, through Oct. 28. Minimum Wage: Works by Kat and Bob Tudor, through Oct. 28. Call 444-1012 or 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. UCCS Faculty Exhibition, Dec. 1 to Jan. 5. Blue Books and other Artist Books, Jan. 19 to March 16. Student Art Exhibition, April 6 to June 1. Water Media International XV, June 15 to Aug. 3. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring the Monument Art Hop and the art of Lance Green. Opening reception, Thurs., Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m.

Art events & openings Public Art Auction, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Free. Featuring a live auction of deaccessioned artwork from the Art Center's collection. Fri., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.

Shibori Dyeing Lecture, Mountain View Church of Christ, 1060 E. LaSalle St. The Pikes Peak Weavers Guild will present Charmaine Thaner speaking on textile dyeing techniques. Fri., Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. Call 685-4251 for more.

Fabulous Fiber, Willow Bend Studios, 514 N. 17th St. The Pikes Peak Weavers Guild event will feature music, hors d' oeuvres and a silent auction of handmade art pieces, textiles and yarns. Sat., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. Call 684-2212 for more.

Spanish Art Market, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. The festival will include traditional music, dance, food and art of more than 30 Colorado and New Mexico artists. Oct. 13, 4-8 p.m. and Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 502-3164 for more.

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. "Halloween Cookie Monsters," Oct. 17, 4-7 p.m. "Gem Magic," Oct. 24, 4-7 pm. "Trick or Treat & Pumpkin Painting," Oct. 31, "T-Shirt Making," Nov. 7, 4-7 p.m. Call 266-6022 for more.

Halloween Mask Making Workshop, Inner Craft Creative Space, 1353 S. 8th St. $25. Make a custom plaster mask for ages 10 and up. Tues., Oct. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 210-1085 or visit innercraft.com for more.

Art Hop Summer Celebration, Beacon Lite and Front Street, downtown Monument. Enjoy live art demonstrations, music, food and more on the third Thursday of each month through Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m. Call 719/481-3108 for more.

Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring the First Annual Fall Miniature Art Exhibit, Oct. 20 to Nov. 5. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 20, 6-9 p.m.

Grand Opening Celebration, Red Mango Gallery & Gifts, 10 S. 25th St. Offering food, music and art "to nourish the spirit." Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit redmangogallery.com for more.

Creative Crafters' Fall Showcase, Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. $4. Featuring fine art and crafts from over 100 exhibitors. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 488-3046 for more.

14th Annual Jewels of the Vine Wine Tasting, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $55-$60. Featuring over 200 "Cal-Ital" wines, hors d' oeuvres, big band music and auction to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Sat., Oct. 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 520-5711 for more.

Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-3899. Offering art classes from glass fusing to beading and more through October. Visit elementsartgallery.com to view a class schedule.

Auditions & Entries
The Avantguardians are looking for actors, technicians, performers, dancers, composers and video artists. Contact Chaos Studio Artspace at 634-5429 for more.

Leadership Pikes Peak is accepting applications for the Spring 2007 Women's Community Leadership Initiative through Nov. 30. Call 632-2618 or visit leadershippikespeak.org 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 jrandall@coloradocollege.edu for more.

Commonwheel Artists Cooperative is seeking a professional jeweler for their gallery. Submit applications by Mon. Oct. 16. Entries for "Tribal Affair," a juried art show, are due Oct. 18-25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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.

Cedars Jazz Club and Paragon Culinary School are seeking entries for one to two-month art shows and exhibits in a high-traffic environment. All ideas are welcome. Call 510-1450 for more.

Colorado State University-Pueblo is seeking poetry, short stories and essays for Hispanic Heritage Month. Submission accepted in English, Spanish or Spanglish, up to 1,800 words. Due Nov. 15. E-mail hispanicexperience@colostate-pueblo.edu for more.

Business of Art Center is seeking proposals for the 2007 Avenue Gallery and Spencer Hall exhibition schedules, designed to give artists experience producing a gallery exhibition.Applications due Nov. 16. Call 685-1861 or visit thebac.org for more.

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is seeking participants for the Snowflakes & Smiles Holiday Parade. Prizes will be awarded in five categories. Entries due by Sat., Dec. 1. Call 685-5089 or visit manitousprings.org for more.

Pikes Peak Art Council is seeking 10-minute plays as entries in the "Six Women Playwriting Festival," open to women 16 and older, through Dec. 31. Winning works will be presented at the Business of Art Center on April 19-22. Visit sixwomenplayfestival.com for more.

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and Red Rocks Community College are seeking entries for the 2007 Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region. Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 10. Call 303/914-6231 for more.

Civic Opportunities
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 2,700 pairs of bootsone for each service person killed in actionand a reading of the names of the fallen. Fort Carson soldiers' names will be read on Oct. 12, 10 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Forum on Domestic Partnerships, Colorado State University-Pueblo, HSB Auditorium. Offering an overview of Referendum I and its implications. Fri., Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Call 549-2810 for more.

Desserts and Da Vinci, Temple Beit Torah, 522 E. Madison St. $5-$7. Featuring a live art auction, chocolate delights and international wines. Sat., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Call 573-0841 for reservations and more.

Junior League's Annual Fall Fling, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. $50. Presenting dinner, a silent auction and entertainment by MC Randy Rodriguez to benefit Care Fair for uninsured children. Sat., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Call 632-3855 or visit jlcsfallfling.org for more.

Memorial Dedication, Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way. The Cadets of Wasson High School will host a ceremony to establish the NJROTC Unit and Memorial Site for the Colorado Springs Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors. Sat., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. Call Tom Maher at 528-6783 for more.

Candidate's Forum, Bates Elementary School, 702 Craigmoor Road. Meet the State Senate and House candidates in School District 11 in a forum presented by the El Paso PTA. Thurs., Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call Zandra at 534-0076 for more.

Homeless Veterans' Coalition Eighth Annual Stand Down, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Ave. Veterans welcomed for a meal, clothing, hot showers and information. Shuttles from Salvation Army Shelter, Marion House and VA Outpatient Clinic. Thurs., Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 667-5588 for more.

Cuts for Kayla, The Salon Professional Academy, 4388 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $10 suggested donation. Offering haircuts, manicures, pedicures and facials to offset costs of medical treatment for Kayla Woodhouse, a 9-year-old girl with a rare neurological condition. Sat., Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 266-9400 for appointments and more.

NAACP Freedom Fund Gala 2006, Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $75. Featuring Honorary Chairpersons Mary Lou Makepeace and Independent Publisher John Weiss, dinner, and CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston. Sat., Oct. 21, 6 p.m. Call 233-0243 or visit www.coloradospringsnaacp.org for more.

Alice's Wonderland by Night, The Bank at the Broadmoor, 155 Lake Ave. $45. Featuring Brad Bietry Jazz Quartet, a live auction, wine tasting, food and more. Proceeds benefit the Old Colorado City Carnegie Library Campaign. Sat., Oct. 21, 7-10 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext. 2205 or visit ppld.org for more.

Tenth Annual Celebration and Fundraiser, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $15. Featuring a Hawaiian buffet, silent auction and live auction to benefit the Rocky Mountain Land Trust. Thurs., Oct. 26, 4:30-7 p.m. Call 447-9300 for more.

Clubs & Organizations
The Alpha Course, The Weber Street Center, 219 E. Bijou St. Weekly meeting to share a meal and discuss questions of faith. Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 884-6180 or visit first-pres.org/alpha 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.

Colorado Association of Internet Professionals, Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Network with hi-tech industry professionals and business owners. Thurs., Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m. Visit csaip.org for more.

The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College, Worner Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $15. Featuring a luncheon and Gary Reynolds speaking on "The Long Range Development PlanThe College's Landscape in the 21st Century." Thurs., Oct. 12, noon to 2 p.m. Call 473-4627 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.

Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Pikes Peak Region, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd. Donations accepted. Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 351-7951 for more.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call AARP at 635-3579 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.

The Colorado State University Master Gardener Volunteer Network is offering free assistance on gardening issues. Call the help desk Mon.-Fri. at 636-8921 or visit a walk-in site at the Monument Library.

Jack Quinn's Running Club, 21 S. Tejon St. Featuring a weekly night 5K Run, Walk, Trot, Stagger, Crawl with a free appetizer buffet and happy hour Bristol pints. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Call 385-0766 or visit jackquinnsrunners.com for more.

Sno-Jets Ski Club Events, Howard's BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St. Club meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Offering ski trips, biking, hiking and other activities. 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.

Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., $7. For all women in the workplace, a buffet luncheon with the theme of "desperately seeking ... more". Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 884-6234 by Monday prior.

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.

Forty+ of Colorado Springs, TREA Club, 834 Emory Circle. Free. A nonprofit for anyone over 40 who is searching for employment through management and leadership. Meets Fridays, 7:30 a.m. Call Mark at 548-9114 for more.

El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. Call Mark at 548-9114 for more.

Film & Video
19th Annual Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $35-$95. Presenting films by and about women. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 3-5. Call 226-0450 or visit rmwfilmfest.org for more.

French Cinema Club, CC's Armstrong Hall, Max Kade Theater, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting a tribute to Actress Catherine Deneuve featuring Peau d' ne (1970), Oct. 6. Le dernier mtro (1980), Oct. 30. Indochine (1992), Nov. 6. Les volerus (1996), Nov. 13. Place Vendme, (1999), Nov. 27. Est ouest (1999), Dec. 4. 8 femmes (2002), Dec. 11. Showings at 6:30 p.m. in French with English subtitles. Call 389-6519 for more.

Food & Drink
Farmers' Markets, 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.

Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 3180 New Center Point. Shop Organic on a Shoestring, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m. D.I.Y. Herbal Gift Baskets, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m. Winterize Your Body, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m. Kids Wild About Cooking, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon. Chakras for Practical People, Oct. 24, 5:45-7 p.m. Free Senior Breakfast, Oct. 25, 8-10 a.m. Tai Chi and Qigong for Seniors, Oct. 25, 10-11 a.m. Healthy Pregnancy Fair, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more call 622-1099 or visit wildoats.com.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Italian Wine Tasting, Sat., Oct. 14. Wines of Argentina Tasting, Sat., Oct. 21. Microbrew Tasting, Thurs., Oct. 26. Spanish and Chilean Wine Tasting, Sat., Oct. 28. Call 596-4700 for times and reservations.

click to enlarge Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. - Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring new works - by 22 members of the Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters - Group through Oct. 24.
  • Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring new works by 22 members of the Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters Group through Oct. 24.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Oct. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30-$35. Bambino's Restaurant, 2849 E. Platte Ave. "Italian Wines," Oct. 29, noon to 2:30 p.m. $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.

Tasting Fair Trade, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Offering dishes to sample and fair trade products including chocolate, bananas, coffee, tea and rice. Tues., Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. Call 389-6038 for more.

Wines for the Holidays, Ranch Steakhouse and Market, 575 Garden of the Gods Road. $25 donation. Featuring a wine tasting to benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Wed., Oct. 18. Call 473-9463 for reservations and more.

Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Wine tastings, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. Scotch, Oct. 19. Blind tasting, Oct. 26. Vodka vs. Vodka, Nov. 2. Cooking classes: Sushi, Oct. 15. Pasta, Oct. 22. Holiday, Oct. 29. Appetizer, Nov. 5. Pies and Pastries, Nov. 11-12. Greek, Nov. 19. Call 632-1086 to make reservations.

Health & Healing
Special Needs Yoga, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201. Offering yoga for those with physical challengescancer recovery, joint and muscle limitations, fibromyalgia, heart disease and more. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 578-8093 for more.

Insight Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. 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.

Benet Hill Center Events, 2577 N. Chelton Road. "Senior Days," Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10. "Writing and Publishing Your Own Book," Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. $15. "Intensive Contemplative Prayer Retreat," Oct. 20-22. $160. "Forgiveness Prayer Workshop," Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $15. "Enneagram Workshop," Oct. 21-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit benethillmonastery.org for more.

Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. "Metaphysics in Colorado Springs," Oct. 14. "Reclaiming Colorado Springs Witches," Oct. 16. Melinda Ribner book signing, Oct. 17. "Increase the Strength of Your Aura," Oct. 18. "The Kabbalah of the Divine Feminine," Oct. 19. "Preparing for All Hallow's Eve," Oct. 20. Sacred Sounding on the New Moon, Oct. 21. Spirit Face Book Signing and Forum with Mark Macy, Oct. 23. Michael Morningstar, Great NEWS Coach, Oct. 27. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.

Om & More, Dancing Hearts Studio, 2828 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Sing as one in a yoga chant followed by silent meditation. Sun., Oct. 15, 4-5 p.m. Call 390-1611 for more.

Heart Center Open House, 1322 N. Academy, Suite 114H. Teaching individuals how to live from their "heart centers" rather than from their busy minds.Sun., Oct. 15, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Call 622-0703 or visit heartcenteredliving.net for more.

Prepared Childbirth Classes, Birthing Touch, 5664 N. Academy Blvd. $99. Featuring interactive classes to prepare for childbirth and beyond. Mondays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 331-1292 for more.

Life Line Screening for Stroke Risk, Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 E. Baptist Road. $109-$139. Featuring fast, painless and low cost screenings using ultrasound technology. Mon., Oct. 16, 9 a.m. Call 800/697-9721 for an appointment.

Soul Restoration to Achieve Wellness, The Natural Path, 2812 W. Colorado Ave. $30. Learn to use your creativity and spiritual laws to manifest radiant health and life. Thurs., Oct. 16, 1-3:30 p.m. Call 687-1191 for more.

Flu and Pneumonia Shot Clinics, Pikes Peak Community College, various locations. $25-$40. The Visiting Nurses Association will offer inoculations to the public. Oct. 17-19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 540-7106 for more.

Community Blood Drives, Elkhorn Conference Center, 7300 Fort Carson Drive, Fort Carson, Thurs., Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy. Sat., Oct. 21, noon to 4 p.m. Call 800/750-4482, ext. 1 for appointments and more.

Financial Healing Workshop, Peak Devotion Wellness Center, 141 N. Hancock, Unit C. $60. Learn to heal your finances through meditation and visualization. Sat., Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 633-4674 for more.

Grief Recovery Workshop, Springs Counseling Center, 5540 Tech Center Drive, Suite 203. $60. A six-week workshop on the grieving process and skills for managing challenging times. Babysitting available by arrangement. Mondays, Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 548-0100 for more.

First Congregational Saturday Movement Practice, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Donations accepted. Dance Gabrielle Roth's Five Rhythms. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Call 291-3120 for more.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, Healthlink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220. Register for a variety of classes from childbirth classes to yoga, massage, and smoking cessation. Call 444-2273 or visit memorialhealthsystem.com for more.

Celebrate Recovery, Westside First Church, 520 N. Walnut St. Join the road to recovery with this Christian-based support program. Saturdays at 7 p.m. Call 473-7113 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
Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Earth Science Classes, various locations. $66-$99. "Field Studies in Paleontology: Exploring the Shelf Road from Cripple Creek to Garden Park," Sat., Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "History and Geology of the Cripple Creek Mining District," Sat., Oct. 21, 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, through Nov. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 389-6616 for more.

Hispanic Heritage Week, Pikes Peak Community College, Rampart Range Campus. Featuring "Hispanics and the Santa Fe Trail in Colorado," Oct. 12, noon to 1:15 p.m. Call 540-7106 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. "Flooding and the Front Range," Nov. 10. "The Brain-Development/Decline of Cognitive Processes," Dec. 8. "Teaching African American History," Feb. 9. "Why is Most of the Universe Missing?" March 9. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.

"Women in the Church: The Long View," Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $15-$20. Featuring Sister Christine Schenk on the role of women in the church throughout history. Sat., Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. Call 473-5226 to register.

"What's Mined Is Yours!" Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Learn how almost everything we use today comes from mined minerals. Sat., Oct. 14, 1 p.m. Call 488-0880 or visit wmmi.org for more.

"Family, Faith and FairnessWhy Domestic Partnership?" Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. Free. Jody Huckaby, national executive director of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), will speak at the forum. Sat., Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. Call 310-6211 for more.

"Little Red Riding Hood Lied: A Look at the Wolf and His Place in Nature," Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, 315 E. Costilla St. Free. Sue Cranston will speak as part of Wolf Awareness Week. Sat., Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m. Call 748-5550 for reservations and more.

"Soul Motion: Moving Beyond Identity," The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. $25. Beyond the realm of thought, analysis and language lies the loving presence of the soul. Sun., Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m.

"Down Payment Help," Colorado House and Resource Center, 21 S. Wahsatch Ave. Free. Offering a workshop for limited-income, first-time home buyers. Mon., Oct. 16, 6-7:15 p.m. Call 447-9300 for more.

"Herbal Gifts for the Holidays," Blue Vervain Restaurant, 56 Park Ave., Manitou Springs. $25-$35. Learn how to make aromatherapy oils, bath salts, herbal salves, lip balm and teas. Mon., Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m. Call 651-4383 for more.

"Judaism and Christianity," Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St. Free. Featuring Michael Brooks of the Hillel Foundation on why both traditions are needed in the world. Tues., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Call 634-5311 for more.

Manitou Springs Public Library Events, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. "How To Sell on eBay," Tues., Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for more.

"Creatures of the Night," Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road. Meet a Great Horned Owl and learn about bats, coyotes and other animals. Wed., Oct. 18. 7-8:30 p.m. Call 531-7076 for more.

Symposium on Religion and Public Life, Colorado College, various venues. Free. Featuring a wide range of speakers including JimWallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It; Gary Hart, former presidential candidate and author ofGod and Caesar in America: An Essay on Religion and Politics; and Ted Haggard, religious advisor to President Bush and senior pastorat New Life Church. Wed.-Sat., Oct. 18-21. Visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events/religion.asp for venues, times and more.

Pikes Peak Community College Women's Re-Entry Events, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Featuring "What's Your Personality?" Oct. 14. "Women's Resource Agency: Dress for Success," Oct. 24. Call 540-7501 to sign up.

"Batty about Bats," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff will talk about bat species, habitat, diet and myths. Tues., Oct. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

Financial Classes, Ent Federal Credit Union, 4545 Galley Road. Free. "Budgeting Basics," Tues., Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. "Great Wheels, Smart Deals: Buying and Financing Your Car," Tues., Oct. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. "Reverse Mortgages," Fri., Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. "First-Time Home Buyers," Sat., Oct. 30 a.m. Call 550-6095 for more.

"Captain Pike Comes to Colorado," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon St. Free. Hear John Murphy, who has studied Zebulon Pike for over 20 years and walked in Pike's footsteps through the mountains. Sat., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for reservations and more.

"Living Options: A Blueprint for Boomers," Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation presents a programs on housing solutions for boomers and their aging loved ones. Tues., Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Call 635-9057 for reservations and more.

Cool Science Hands-on Workshop, UCCS Science Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $10. Presenting demonstrations and workshops that make science fun and accessible for kids. Sat., Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Ben at 389-6431 or visit coolscience.org for more.

"Dick Lamm Speaks Out," Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $50. Colorado's former governor speaks on intergenerational equity, sustainability and demography. Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. lecture and 6 p.m. dinner. Call 685-2432 for more.

Learning Differences Seminar, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. $110-$150. Learning Expert Dr. Mel Levine will discuss "Demystification: Discovering and Celebrating Individual Learning Styles of Children and Adolescents" and "The Myth of Laziness." Thurs., Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call The Hillsprings Learning Center at 576-3840 for more.

"Should You Start Your Own Business?" Penrose Library, Oct. 24 and Dec. 5. Peterson Air Force Base, Nov. 1. Schriever Air Force Base, Nov. 7. Fort Carson, Nov. 14. East Library, Nov. 27. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on film, politics, war, global warming, alternative healing, Colorado history, business and more. Visit visitpillar.org for more.

Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fees vary. Offering classes through a nonprofit with the mission of providing opportunities to study art and culture. For more call 282-2706.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more information.

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering a wide variety of classes including foreign language, dance, art, health, home decorating, computer, business and others. Call 520-2384 or visit www.d11.org/communityed for more.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps. Call 385-7920 for more.

Literary Events
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. Diane Thiel, Thurs., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. H.L. Hix, Thurs., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Robert Mesey, Thurs., Jan 25, 7 p.m. Camille Paglia, Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. James Salter, Thurs., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Tony Moffeit, Sat., Feb 24, 7:30 p.m. Azar Nafisi, Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m. David Mason, Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m. Peter Matthiessen, Wed., May 2, 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.

Barnes & Noble Events, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Featuring Bill Sonn signing Paradigms Lost: The Life and Deaths of the Printed Word, Thurs., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Brian Rappatta signing L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXII, Sat., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Jane Kirkpatrick signing A Clearing in the Wild, Thurs., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. Michael L. Weinstein signing With God on Our Side :One Man's War Against an Evangelical Coup in America's Military, Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Jane Poynter signing The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2, Fri., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

Linda Seger Book Signing, All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free. The author will discuss and sign Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Republicans Don't Have a Corner on Christ. Sat., Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m.

"Myths and Fairy Tales," CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 213, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Poetry West will present a workshop with Jessy Randall on myths and fairy tales in poetry. Bring writing materials. Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. Call 573-9479 for more.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Offering used books at bargain prices to benefit the Pikes Peak Library District. Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1008 for more.

Poetry of the Wild Ceremony and Auction, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102. Free. Presenting poetry readings, an auction of community poetry boxes and live music. Sun., Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.

"Eat Me, Drink Me, Read Me," Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Featuring a receptions and reading of original poems inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Tues., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. E-mail jrandall@coloradocollege.edu for more.

Freelance Writers Boot Camp, Woodmen Valley Chapel Harbor Room, 250 E. Woodmen Road. $45. Kathryn Eastburn and Steven Saint will lead workshops for aspiring authors of nonfiction. Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 638-6876 for more.

"The Play's the Thing," Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive. $25-$35. Presenting a fast-paced playwriting workshop for high school students and adults. Sun., Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

Author's Fest of the Rockies, Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $10-$25. Featuring over 30 Colorado authors, workshops and a dinner with the authors at Briarhurst Manor to benefit the Manitou Springs Library. Thurs., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 685-9100 or visit manitouspringslibrary.org for more.

Exploring Lives and Cultures Reading Group,East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Featuring American Indian Ballerinas, by Lili Cockerville Livingstonecall, Nov. 3, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 597-7161 or 520-5237 for more.

Open Mic Poetry Nights, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, Student Commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. All readers welcome to share favorite poetry or prose, or present an original composition. Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 7-9 p.m. Call 540-7106 for more.

Music

acoustic Celtic Fiddle Festival, Benet Hill Academy, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $20-$24. Featuring the music of Celtic Fiddle Festival with Kevin Burke and friends. Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 268-0517 for more.

Benefit Concert with Christine Lavin, Louisa Theater, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $25. Join singer-songwriter-guitarist Christine Lavin for a concert to benefit TESSA. Fri., Oct. 27. Call 329-1644 for more.

classical Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$20. Presenting Broadway hits from Andrew Lloyd Weber and Friends. Sat., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. $12-$50. Featuring 24-year-old pianist Orion Weiss. Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. Call 884-2110 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

A Fall Festival Concert, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road. Featuring music of the Pikes Peak Philharmonic directed by Roger Sebby. Sun., Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Call 685-6468 or visit pikespeakphil.org for more.

Old-Time Fiddle Workshop and Concert, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road. $12-$35. National Recording Artist Bruce Molsky will teach a fiddle workshop from 2-4 p.m. and perform from 7-9 p.m. Sun., Oct. 15. Call 494-1133 or visit blackroseacoustic.org for more.

Pueblo Symphony for Kids Events, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $10. Featuring SuperHeroes and SuperSongs: Teddy, The Mach Turtle, Sat., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. For Kids, By Kids: Back to Broadway, Sat., March 17, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $10-$15. Featuring the music of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Handel, Sat., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 12, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-3649 for more.

Pueblo Symphony Events, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. Featuring Rach and Roll, Sat., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Broadway Baritones, Sat., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Some Enchanted Evening, Sat. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Cello Passion, Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Season Finale, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.

Colorado Springs Chorale Concerts and Events, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Deck the Hall, Dec. 8 and Christmas Classics and Carols, Dec. 22-23. Call 634-3737 or visit cschorale.org for more.

other music 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.

Big Band Sunday Series to Benefit Care and Share, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St. $6-$10; $2 discount with food donation. Featuring Bill Emery and The New Century Big Band. Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Call 536-3240 for more.

Dotsero, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, $12-$15. Featuring the jazz band Dotsero. Sat., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Call 481-0475 or visit trilakesarts.org for more.

Sacred Concert Series, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Concerts by top quality, professional Christian artists from around the world. Denver Brass, Nov. 5. Crossroads, Nov. 12. The Sounds of Christmas, Dec. 10. Visit fumc-cs.org or call 471-4361 for tickets and more information.

United States Air Force Academy Band Concerts, various venues, "Dynamic Clarinet Duo," Oct. 23-24, 7:30 p.m. "Wild Blue Country," Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. Call 556-9952 for venues and more.

Performances
Hotel Usher Live Art Production, Chaos Studios Artspace, 802 N. Weber St. $10. Featuring an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's poems and stories using video, audio, installation and live art. Oct. 12-14, 19- 21 and 26- 28, 8 p.m. Call 634-5429 for more.

Loonee's Comedy Corner Events, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707. Shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Featuring John Fox through Oct. 15. Lori Callahan, Oct. 18-22. Chas Elsner, Oct. 25-29. James Lee Reeves, Nov. 1-5. Jac Rene, Nov. 7-19. The Stagebenders, Nov. 22-26. Jay Wendell Walker, Nov. 29 to Dec. 3. Claude Stuart, Dec. 6-10. Visit loonees.com 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.

Alice in Wonderland, Theatreworks, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $12-$22. The Flying Machine theatre group presents an original take on the classic story. In this version, Alice lives in a sterile, gated community called "Wonderland," through Oct. 15, Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.

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.

Bed & Breakfast Murder Mystery Theater, Old Town Guesthouse, 115 S. 26th St. $65. Featuring The Death of King Edmund on Oct. 13 and Nov. 2 and Murder Aboard the Titan on Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 29. All shows at 7:30 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for 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 1890's through October, Fri.-Sun., 2 and 8 p.m. Call 719/235-8944 or visit butteoperahouse.com for more.

Flourish, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $15-$17. Featuring the Ormao Dance Company with voices of the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Sat., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Call 577-4556 for tickets and 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. 1940's Radio Hour, Nov. 17 to Dec. 10. The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Jan. 12-28. Little Shop of Horrors, Feb. 16 to March 11. The Complete History of America ... Abridged, March 30 to April 15. Into the Woods, May 11 through June 3. Call 634-5583 for tickets and 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.

click to enlarge Childrens Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts - Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. Roald - Dahls Willy Wonka, Sat., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call - 719/295-7222 for more.
  • Childrens Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. Roald Dahls Willy Wonka, Sat., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.

Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Sat., Oct. 14, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Beauty Lou & The Country Beast, Sat., Nov. 11. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Sat., Feb. 10. Russian American Kids Circus, Sat., Feb. 24. Lazer Vaudeville, Sat., March 31. All shows 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $20-$95. I Can't Stop Loving You: The Music of Ray Charles, Mon. Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Hubbard Street 2, Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Conjunto Colores, Fri., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Joseph and the Amazing Color Dreamcoat, Sun., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. Jesus Christ Superstar, Thurs., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Capitol Steps, Wed. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Romeo and Juliet, Sat., March 10, 4 p.m. Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Razzamataz the Stupendous and His Mystical Medicine Show, various venues. Presenting an adaptation of The Jabberwocky with 14-foot-tall monsters, a sock monkey rock band, political satire, and puppetry magic. Oct. 18-20, Nov. 11 and Nov. 17-20. Call 504/301-8201 or visit razzamatazproductions.com for venues and more.

Hubbard Street 2, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $20-$95. The Chicago-based dance troupe combines modern, jazz and ballet to create an athletic form of dance. Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Jesus in Montana, Manitou Art Theater, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. $15. Comic and writer Barry Smith in his award winning solo play. Thurs.- Sat., Oct. 19-21, 8 p.m. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

An Evening with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from Whose Line is it Anyway, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. The stars of the Emmy-nominated show team up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Call 520-SHOW or visit pikespeakcenter.com for tickets and more information.

Comic Tissa Hami, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Enjoy the comedy of one of the world's few female Muslim stand-up comics. Sat., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Call 439-2292 for more.

Blue Man Group, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Featuring magic, illusion, music and more. Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Call 477-2121 or visit worldarena.com for more.

Grease, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St. $6-$8. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny lead the high school cast in this musical celebrating 1950's pop culture. Wed.-Sat., Nov. 15-18, 7 p.m. Call 328-3760 for more.

Recreation
Bear Creek Nature Center Events, 245 Bear Creek Road. "All About Owls," Oct. 12. "Geocaching: High-Tech Treasure Hunt," Oct. 21. "Super Spiders," Oct. 26. "Bird Banding: Live Songbirds," Oct. 28. "Nature Explorers: Wild Turkeys," Nov. 16. "Young Naturalists: The Two Turkeys," Nov. 18. Bear Creek Clean Up Day, Nov. 18. Post-Thanksgiving Feast Hike, Nov. 25. Call 520-6387 for more.

Catamount Institute Events, various venues. Fall Foliage Photography Workshop and Outing, Oct. 12. Halloween Costume and Compass Scavenger Hunt, Oct. 28. Visit catamountinstitute.org or call 471-0910, ext. 102 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.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Fall Star Gazing for Beginners, Oct. 13. Pajamas in the Park, Oct. 20. "Creepy Critters," Oct. 21. "Stellaluna the Bat," Oct. 25. Pumpkin Carving Party and Jack-O-Lantern Trail, Oct. 28. Call 520-6745 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center Events, 2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Road. Fall hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering a free climbing wall, children's programs, guided hikes, lectures, hand-on activities and more. "Geology Rocks," Oct. 14. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.org for a calendar of events.

Public Telescope Viewing Session, Palmer Park, 3650 Maizeland Road. Free. The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will host its last viewing of 2006 under the stars . on Fri., Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m. The event is subject to cancellation if the weather is poor. Call Alan Gorski at 651-8476 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.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. $5. Robinson St. Dance the Cotton-eyed Joe, Texas two-step, mixers, country waltz, easy squares and lines, cowboy cha-cha and more. No experience or partner required. Sat., Oct. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Belly Dance Showcase, Manitou Elementary School Auditorium, 701 Duclo Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring local professional dancers presenting sword balancing, finger cymbals and more. Sat., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., $5-$12. Workshops offered Oct. 21-22, $35-$40. Call 229-6048 for more.

Contra Dancing, Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, 925 S. Institute. $3-$7, children free. Featuring easy-to-learn dances and live music. No partner needed. Sat., Oct. 21, 7:30-10 p.m. Free lesson at 7:15 p.m. Call 578-8979 for more.

Valentin Dance Studio Events, 410F S. 8th St. Free Zumba Latin Dance Aerobics on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Day of Dance Fitness for adults and kids, Sat., Oct. 21. Call 649-8294 or visit zumbacolorado.com for more.

Pikes Peak USA Masquerade Ball, Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $10-$12. Featuring a costume contest and dance. Sat., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Call 634-0827 or visit ppusadance.org for more.

Dances of Universal Peace, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. By donation. Offering devotional chants and circle movements from many cultures and religions on the third Friday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. through May. Call 575-0152 for more.

Scottish Country Dancing, 315 E. Costilla St. $5 per month. Featuring basic, intermediate and advanced instruction on social dance of Scotland. Meets the first three Wednesdays of the month, 7-9 p.m. Partner not required. Call 494-0563 for more.

Broadmoor Waltz Club Basic Ballroom Dance Lessons, Austin Bluffs Community Church, 5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Must have a partner. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Also presenting classes on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Hancock Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock St. Call 598-2885 to register or visit broadmoorwaltzclub.com.

Ballroom Dance Classes, YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Learn swing, salsa, tango and more. Ongoing classes. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Call 634-3029 for more.

Special Events
Hispanics in North America Celebration, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Presenting Latino dancers, music, food, prizes and educational activities. Fri., Oct. 13, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 385-7925 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.

Rockledge Ranch Events, 3202 Chambers Way. First Nation's Day, featuring American Indian dance, storytelling, food and art. Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Puttin' Food By," a traditional hog processing, Sat., Nov. 11. Pike Bicentennial Event, Sat., Nov. 18. Call 578-6777 or visit rockledgeranch.com for more.

Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet, Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Dr. $4 each or $6 families. Offering model railroad displays, swap and sales tables, and free beginner clinics. Sat., Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call John Campbell at 481-2698 for more.

Sixth Annual Historic Reenactment Walking Tour, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. $7 (children free). Featuring "Stories & Stones," a 1.2-mile guided walking tour through the cemetery with costumed reenactors. Sun., Oct.15, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 630-7328 for more.

Front Range Feud Roller Derby Bout, Tour Inline Arena, 3325 Meadow Ridge Drive. $13-$15. Pikes Peak Derby Dames versus Rocky Mountain Roller Girls with a half-time show by The Nicotine Fits. Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. Visit pikespeakderbydames.com for more.

Seventh Annual Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $100-$250. Wed., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Call 634-7333, ext. 1009 or visit thesportscorp.org for more.

Evangelical Christian Academy Auction and Banquet, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $40. Featuring music, food and entertainment. Sat., Oct. 28, 4-10 p.m. Call 597-3675 for more.

Snowflakes & Smiles Holiday Parade, Memorial Park, Manitou Avenue and El Paso Boulevard. Sat., Dec. 9, noon. Enjoy Manitou Springs' annual holiday parade starting at Memorial Park and winding through downtown streets. Call 685-5089 or visit manitousprings.org for more.

Second Annual Whine & Cheese Fundraiser, Lodge at UCCS, 101 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $25-$35. Featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction to benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., Nov. 11, 7-10 pm. Call 264-6460 or visit HaveANiceDog.org 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. 12-15, 19-22 and 25-31 at 7 p.m. Call 573-5500 or visit joyridesffc.com for more.

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.

Young People's Concerts, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic performing Peter and the Wolf, William Tell Overture and music from Pirates of the Caribbean. $9-$15. Sun., Oct. 15, 2:30 p.m. The Orchestra Games and music from a local young composer. $3.75. Nov. 8-9, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Visit www.csphilharmonic.org or call 884-2110 for reservations.

Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive. "Just 4 Us," Saturdays, Oct. 17, 24, 10 a.m. "Making Faces," Sat., Oct. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. $10. Call 597-3344 for reservations.

Sock Monkey Project, Starbuck's, various locations. "Iron Banana," sock monkey rock band fundraiser, Fri., Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m. $10. Monkey making, Saturdays, Dec. 2-16, noon to 8 p.m. Free. Call 504/301-8201 or visit razzamatazproductions.com for locations and more.

Halls of Horror III, Main CF&I Administration Building, 1612 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo. $6-$9. Presenting a haunted house for ages 8 and up with proceeds to benefit The Bessemer Historical Society. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, 7 p.m. to midnight, and Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m. Call 719/564-5533 for tickets and more.

"The Baby is Here Now What?" Birthing Touch, 5664 N Academy Blvd. $20. Join instructor Desirre Andrews to learn about postpartum life strategies. Sun., Oct. 22, 1-3:30 p.m. Call 331-1292 for more.

Volunteer Opportunities
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.

Wildlife Emergency Center seeks volunteers, supplies, non-profit assistance, grants management and people with marketing skills. E-mail ersatzlemonade@lycos.com or call 964-7826 for more.

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers for various areas of the hospital. Call 365-5298 or visit memorialheathsystems.com for more.

Ronald McDonald House is requesting donations of sewn, knitted or crocheted items such as blankets, mitts, hats, or booties for National Premature Infant Awareness month through Oct. 25. All items will be donated to the Colorado Springs Ronald McDonald House and Memorial Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Call 244-7000 for patterns and 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.

Indigo Mountain Nature Center, a Lake George sanctuary for captive-born wildlife is seeking volunteers with a variety of skills, including construction, maintenance and fundraising. For more call 748-5550 or visit indigomtn.org.

Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit safeplaceco.org or call 638-1424 for more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers to mentor a child as little as one hour per week. Activities include homework assistance, reading and playing games. Call 633-2443 for more.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to staff its Resource Center and Lending Library at St. Francis Health Center. Call 477-1515 or visit dbsacoloradosprings.org 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.

SET Medical Clinic at the Marian House needs volunteer doctors to commit a single shift per month to care for the homeless and low-income. Call 776-8850, ext. 1000 or visit setofcs.org for more.

Dreampower Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to give pets temporary homes until adopted. All food and veterinary care provided. Call 390-7838 or visit dreampower-arf.com for more.

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for a variety of services, including office related work, patient and family work, cosmetology, and patient transport. Training is provided. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri., one day per week or more; schedules are flexible. Call 636-5101, option 3 for more.

Another Life Foundation is seeking volunteers with depression experience to help others battling with depression and suicidal behaviors. Training is provided. Call 573-7846 for more.

The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit tsacs.org for more information.

Colorado Reptile Humane Society needs volunteers to help homeless reptiles. Call 303/776-2070 or visit corhs.com for more information.

Colorado Springs Urban Peak is seeking volunteers to help feed homeless youth from 7-9 a.m. Call 630-3223, ext. 22 for more.

Pikes Peak Library District needs volunteers to help adults learn literacy skills. Training offered Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec. 4, 5:30-9 p.m. To apply, call 531-6333, ext. 2223 or visit ppld.org.

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.

The Military Officers Association of America invites all active, retired, National Guard, Reserve and local military officers to join in fostering fellowship and supporting various civic organizations. Call James at 591-9622 for more information.

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.

Odyssey Healthcare Hospice, 4465 Northpark Drive. Seeking volunteers for caregiver support, in-patient visits, office support, phone calls and bereavement follow-up. Call 573-4166 for more.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Daniella at 477-4351 or 634-5581 for more.

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 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.

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 5450 Tech Center Drive, Suite 120. Caring volunteers needed to visit patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, or assist with administrative duties and bereavement support. Training in early November. Call 265-1109 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.

Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program, volunteers needed to construct small check dams to slow storm water and trap sediment. Be prepared to get dirty. Various dates between: Oct. 21-29, Nov. 4-19 and Dec. 2-10. Always 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register one week in advance.

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.

TESSA is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative duties, victim advocacy, counseling, crisis management and more. Call 785-6809 for more.

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 "Alternatives to Incarceration," Illiff School of Theology Great Hall, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver. $10-$30. New Foundations Nonviolence Center presents a fundraising event with Mayor John Hickenlooper. Sun., Oct. 17, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 303/825-2652 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.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Jewelry of Ben Nighthorse through Dec. 31. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.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.

Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave., Denver. All Together Now, 1940s-2000s. Showcasing 60 years of works by Mel Strawn through Nov. 24. Visit denverlibrary.org or call 720/865-2044 for more.

Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, 303/394-9993. Featuring Collectors Collect: Works from Denver's Private Collections, through Jan. 5. Visit mizelmuseum.org for more.

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Philip J. Steele Gallery, 1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, 303/753-6046. Open Mon.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Boys' Club, the work of 12 professional women illustrators from Canada and the U.S. through Oct. 28. Visit rmcad.edu for more.

literary Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers Events, Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver. Critique Group, Tues., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. E-mail chris@christinegoff.com for more.

Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic Lodo, Colfax, and Highlands Ranch locations. Dr. Robert Greer, Elizabeth Wrenn and Joe Mathews, Oct. 12. James Doss, Oct. 13. Stephen R. Jones, Oct. 14. Myla Goldberg and Hampton Sides, Oct. 16. Jim Wallis, Oct. 17. Gordon Zacks and Jane Poynter, Oct. 18. Visit tatteredcover.com for locations and more.

music

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. Showing the film Beavers Oct. 28 through October 2007. John Fielder's Intimate Colorado Landscapes through Dec. 10. John Fielder lectures each Wednesday in November, 7-9 p.m. 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. 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. 18th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 14-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Living Bronze Sculptures by Robert Wick, through Jan. 21. For more call 720/865-3500 or visit botanicgardens.org.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Featuring Dia de los Muertos with activities and exhibits on the Day of the Dead holiday and Hispano culture. Call 303/866-3628 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.

theater Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. James and the Giant Peach through Nov. 10. Over the Tavern, a family drama of forgiveness and renewal of faith. Oct. 17 through Nov. 12. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

1984, Miner's Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. $16-$18. A new adaptation of George Orwell's novel through Oct. 22, Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 6 p.m. Call 303/935-3044 or visit minersalley.com for more.

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