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click to enlarge Ricos 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.
  • Ricos 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.

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 The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World, Nov. 9 through September 2007. 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.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Ridgeway Artspeak, works from 10 Colorado artists including Mary Ellen Andrews, Pam Conrad, Nancy Donegan, Ilene Greene, George Kernan and more, through Nov. 11. The Winter Solstice Art Show, Nov. 3 to Dec. 30. Opening reception, Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m. 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, through Nov. 5.

Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. 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. Open weekdays, 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., noon to 7 p.m. Closed Wed. and Fri. Featuring A Batty Halloween, a children's art exhibition to benefit cancer research, Sat.-Sun., Oct. 28-29, noon to 5 p.m. Christopher Jaworski's abstract paintings, Peter King's pottery, Steve Wash's nude photography and Randy Stahla's digital drawings through Nov. 1.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Looming Large: The Artistic Legacy of Pikes Peak through March. Hear archivist Leah Davis Witherow speak on "Marketing the Mountain: Pikes Peak in the Popular Imagination," Sat., Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Visit cspm.org for more.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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. Visit commonwheel.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, 634-5583. 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 Thursdays Wine Tasting, Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. Featuring works by Dale Chihuly through Jan. 7. Colorado Springs artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, Jan. 27 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, 719/549-2404. 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.

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. Presenting FACETS 2006: Colorado Mosaic Art, works featuring glass, ceramic and found objects by 10 artists, Oct. 27 to Nov. 25. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.

The Gallery at Louisa Theater, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747 ext. 100. Featuring East Meets West: The Southern Edition, American landscapes of Brian Clifford, Oct. 26-28. Opening reception, Thurs., Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m. Artist's walkthrough, Sat. Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Great Hall, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Featuring Quilts as Object d' Art, works from Dariel's Designs and Judy's Quilts, through Nov. 30. Call 633-7717 or visit assuc.net 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 Prime Pickings, works by Carol Ettenger and Janelle Cox, through Nov. 15. Visit guntherwolffgallery.com for more.

The Nook, 2821 Dublin Blvd., 265-8980. Open Mon., 6:30-10:30 a.m. and Tues.-Sun., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring the works of Joe R. Luciano, Barbara J. Davies and Dottie Lirette through April.

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 Scared Stiff, selections from ten years of paintings by Neil Fenton, through October. Urban Sickness, canvas works by national graffiti artists, through Dec. 15.

Pankratz Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument, 481-3108. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Changing Light, acrylic paintings of Karen Scharer, through Nov. 10. East Meets West: The Northern Edition, American landscapes by Brian Clifford, Nov. 4 to Dec. 2. Opening reception, Sat., Nov. 4, 1-4 p.m. Artist's walkthrough, Sat. Nov. 11, 1-2:30 p.m.

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 through Oct. 27.

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.

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.

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 and Minimum Wage: Works by Kat and Bob Tudor through Oct. 28. 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.

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.

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. "Trick or Treat & Pumpkin Painting," Oct. 31, "T-Shirt Making," Nov. 7, 4-7 p.m. Call 266-6022 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.

Black Cat Books and Wine Bar, 720 Manitou Ave. and RetroMoto Toys, 738 Manitou Ave., 685-2475. Presenting Toy Stories: The Art of Playing, a show featuring handmade toys, art made from toys and art depicting toys. Nov.1 to Dec. 1. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m. Call Karen at 232-5461 for more.

Hidden Talent Art & Craft Sale, Sacred Communitas Center, 1353 S. Eighth St., Suite 102. Free. Featuring artists and craftspeople whose work has never been shown in a gallery. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 3-4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 210-1085 for more.

Chipita Park Association Fifth Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Marcroft Hall, 9105 Chipita Park Road, Chipita Park. Free. Featuring 25 vendors, door prizes, raffles, food and more. Sat., Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 684-9666 for more.

Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, Mountain View Church of Christ, 1060 E. LaSalle St. Featuring "Voyages," a tapestry lecture and an "Improvisational Tapestry" workshop by Lynn Jablonski. Fri., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. Visit pikespeakweavers.org for more.

Ninth Annual Pine Creek Holiday Bazaar, Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave. Free. Featuring 120 crafters and artisans, silent auction, bake sale and PCHS jazz band. Sat., Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 488-6517 for more.

Auditions & Entries
RetroMoto Toys and Black Cat Books are seeking entries through Oct. 30 for Toy Stories: The Art of Playing, a show featuring handmade toys, art made from toys and art depicting toys. Call Karen at 232-5461 for more.

Hillside Community Center is seeking vendors for its Senior Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair to be help on Nov. 11. The $10 registration fee is due Nov. 4. Call 385-7900 for more.

El Dorado Gallery is seeking entries for its Christmas art show. Forms can be picked up at the gallery at 2627 W. Colorado Ave. Entries will be accepted Nov. 17-19. Call 634-4075 for more.

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is recruiting horse lovers to attend a volunteer orientation, Sat., Nov 4, 10 a.m. to noon. The center provides riding for people with disabilities. Call 495-3908 for more.

Another Life Foundation is hosting Volunteer Mentor meetings on recognizing and preventing suicidal behavior. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Call 573-7846 for more.

Uroboros Movement Troupe is seeking men and women to participate in three movement theater workshops in October culminating in the performance of an original movement play. Call Sacred Communitas Center at 210-1085 for more.

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.

Alleycat Theatrics is holding auditions for High School Musical, Nov. 13 and 15, 4-9 p.m. for ages 12-17. Call 209-1484 for an appointment.

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.

Woodland Park City Hall and Chamber of Commerce are accepting applications for "The Blizzard of Oz" 2006 Lighter Side of Christmas Parade. Entries are $25 for businesses and $10 for non-profits. Call 686-1820 ext. 112 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
"Back to the Future," Penrose House Garden Pavilion, 1661 Mesa Ave. $40. The 30th Anniversary Celebration of Leadership Pikes Peak featuring Jim Kouzes author of The Leadership Challenge. Thurs., Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. Call 632-2618 or visit leadershippikespeak.org for more.

click to enlarge 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 Daughters Journey in - Art and Words, by Deb Komitor, through Nov. 5.
  • 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 Daughters Journey in Art and Words, by Deb Komitor, through Nov. 5.

Tenth Annual Celebration and Fundraiser, 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.

Art for Kids Fundraiser, Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa St. Featuring a Mexican dinner to benefit programs that provide art, dance, drama and music opportunities to low income and at risk youth. Sat., Oct. 28, 1-5 p.m. Call 630-8246 for more.

Takin' It to the Streets, Gold Hill Police Substation, 955 W. Moreno Ave. Bringing Mayor Lionel Rivera, Councilman Jerry Heimlicher, Councilman Tom Gallagher and city staff into neighborhoods allowing citizens to voice their concerns. Wed., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Visit springsgov.com for more.

Second Annual Whine & Cheese Fundraiser, The Lodge at UCCS, 1010 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.

Veterans' Day Parade, on Tejon Street between St. Vrain Avenue and Vermijo Street. Features veterans' groups, floats, marching bands and more. Sat., Nov. 11, 9-10:30 a.m. Call 282-3862.

A Veteran's Salute, Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 N. Circle Drive. Free. The Senior Resource Council will recognize veterans' contributions and serve a catered lunch. Sat., Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. Call 260-0744 for more.

Clubs & Organizations
The Circle, Soma Studio. $18. Create community with other women (ages 12 and up) through dance, art, writing and movement. Meets the first Saturday of every month. "Change and Letting Go," Sat., Nov. 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Call 291-3120 or visit somamovement.org for more.

Pikes Peak Advertising Federation, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$35. Presenting "Identity & Brand Versus Identical & Bland" by Steve Barrett, of Starbucks Global Communications Group. Tues., Nov. 14, noon to 1 p.m. Visit ppaf.org for more.

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.

Emotions Anonymous Support Group, Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada Ave. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month. Call 573-7846 for more.

Recovery Incorporated self-help group for people with depression, anxiety, obsessions or other psychological issues meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. at Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point. Call 393-5316 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, 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
Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free screening of a Brave New Films documentary followed by discussion. Sat., Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. Call 633-7717 or visit assuc.net for more.

PW06 Telemark Ski Movie, Kimball's Twin Peak Theater, 115 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10. Wed., Nov. 1, 8-9:30 p.m. Call 801/244-9835 or visit powderwhore.com for more.

19th Annual Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. and Armstrong Theater, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. $35-$95. Presenting films by and about women. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 3-5. Call 226-0450 or visit rmwfilmfest.org for more.

Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers, Gill Foundation Training Room, 315 E. Costilla St. $5. Presenting a documentary from Brave New Films to benefit Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission. Fri., Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Girl Trouble: Girls Tell the Truth about the Juvenile Justice System, City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 102. Free. Presenting a film chronicling young women's experiences with poverty, violence, drug addiction and homelessness. Fri., Nov. 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 385-7430 for more.

Warren Miller's Off the Grid, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Watch the world's best winter athletes on skis, boards and snowmobiles in the deepest snow on the steepest mountains. Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 4, 6 and 9 p.m. Visit warrenmiller.com for more.

French Cinema Club, Armstrong Hall, Max Kade Theater, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting a tribute to Actress Catherine Deneuve featuring 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.

IMAX Film Festival, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Featuring six favorite films, selected by viewers, from those shown during the theater's 23-year history. Jan. 1 to March 15. Call 800/925-2250 or visit dmns.org 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.

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

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

Wine & Cheese Tasting Fundraiser, Women Partnering, 10 S. Institute St. $25. Featuring gourmet artisan cheeses and fine wines from small, estate wineries. Fri., Oct. 27, 5-7:30 p.m. Call 593-0378 for more.

Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 3180 New Center Point. Healthy Pregnancy Fair, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more call 622-1099 or visit wildoats.com.

Experience Wine Classes, Bambino's Restaurant, 2849 E. Platte Ave. "Italian Wines," Oct. 29, noon to 2:30 p.m. $45. Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd., "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Sun., Nov. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $35. "Wines of Napa Valley," Sun. Nov. 19, 5:30-8 p.m. $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.

Blue Vervain Restaurant Events, 56 Park Ave., Manitou Springs. $65-$85 for series. Monthly cooking classes featuring an appetizer, salad, entre and dessert, Thai, Oct. 30. Southwest, Nov. 6. French, Dec. 6. Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Call 685-2003 to register.

French Dinner and Wine Tour, The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Road. $60. Featuring a dinner and wines from the Cahor, Bordeaux and Alsace regions. Wed., Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. Call 598-8667 for more.

"Thanksgiving on the Grill, Barbeque Mercantile, 2619 W. Colorado Ave. $40. Chef Alen Burton will demonstrate how to grill an innovative Thanksgiving meal. Sat., Nov. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 578-0305 or visit bbqmerchantile.com for more.

Annual Single Malt Scotch Tasting, The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron Street. $35-$40. Sample single malts and scotches from around the world in an event sponsored by Cheers Liquor Mart to benefit Easter Seals Southern Colorado. Wed., Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 574-9002 or visit co-so.easterseals.com for more.

Taste of Thanksgiving, Whole Foods Market, 7635 N. Academy Blvd. $25 adult, $5 children, free under 4. Sample everything the market offers including wine and Colorado vodka. Proceeds benefit Urban Peak. Fri., Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. Call 531-9999 for more.

Health & Healing
Smooth Changes Therapies Events, 4935 N. 30th St. #180, Free Hypnosis Group Sessions, Thurs., Oct. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.

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.

Yoga and Coffee, Java Buddha Coffee House, 2631 Colorado Ave. $5. Learn Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga from certified instructors. Call 633-5282 for times.

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.

Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Michael Morningstar, Great NEWS Coach, Oct. 27. Reclaiming Witches, Oct. 30. Dr. Ruth Wyler, D.D.S., Nov. 4. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.

Memorial Health System Flu Shot Clinic, various locations. $18-$25. Offering flu shots to adults and children 6-months and older through Nov. 16. No appointment necessary. Call 444-2273 opt. 4, for times, locations and more.

Health and Beauty Holiday Bazaar, Yoga Imaging, 324 N. Nevada Ave. Featuring yoga class samplers, free beauty sessions and holiday gift ideas. Sat., Oct. 28, noon- 2 p.m. Call 473-7770 for more.

Remembering Your God Power of Ministering Grace, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $21. Learn to use your inborn creativity and spiritual laws. Sun., Oct. 29, 12:45-3:30 p.m. Call 687-1191 for more.

Fourth Annual "Go Red for Women" Education Day, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Memorial Health System will present speakers on women and heart disease, health screenings, educational displays and a luncheon. Fri., Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 635-7688 for more.

click to enlarge Somethings Rotten, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 - Cragwood Drive, 262-3232. Featuring Buntport - Theaters take on Shakespeares Hamlet. Runs through - Oct. 29, Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and Sun., 4 - p.m. Visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.
  • Somethings Rotten, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232. Featuring Buntport Theaters take on Shakespeares Hamlet. Runs through Oct. 29, Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.

Life Line Screening for Stroke Risk, various locations. $109-$139. Featuring fast and painless screenings using ultrasound technology. Nov. 3, 6-7, and 9. Call 800/697-9721 to register.

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
"Archetype of Meaning," Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $8-$10. The Jung Society of Colorado Springs will present a lecture by Cindy Smock on the quest for meaning. Fri., Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 527-0622 for more.

Environmental Stewardship Series, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. "Environment Stewardship: A Biblical Perspective," Rev. Peter Sawtell, Oct. 29. "Global Warming: A Geographer's Perspective," Professor Curt Holder, Nov. 5. "Global Warming: A Physicist Contrarian's View," Professor Howard Hayden, Nov. 12. Environmental Organization Panel Discussion, Dec. 17. Call 473-1807 or visit broadmoorchurch.org for more.

"Has Christianity Failed You?" Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Presenting an open forum with Ravi Zacharias and Michael Ramsden. Wed., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Visit www.coloradocollege.edu/news_events/ 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.

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. "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.

The Tibetan Buddhist Path, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Offering a series of six lectures by Colorado College Professor David Gardiner discussing the stages of the Buddhist path. Mondays, through Nov. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 389-6616 for more.

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

"What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts?" Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Author Michael Berube will respond to arguments by conservative critics that higher education is too liberal. Thurs., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

"Learn To Communicate with Animals," Indigo Mountain Nature Center, Lake George. $75. Linda Nations, "The Animal Ambassador," will conduct a workshop about the basics of animal communication to benefit the wildlife sanctuary. Sat., Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 719/748-5550 or visit indigomtn.org for more.

"Woman-to-Woman Dialogue SeriesSharing Wisdom: Mind and Body," The Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Featuring keynote speech, "Tickled Pink: Women, Health and Humor" by Nicky Marone. Sat., Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 262-4553 for reservations.

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.

Sign Language Workshops, Dream Makers, 3205 N Hancock Ave. $80. Learn sign language basics. Tues., Nov. 14 to Dec. 19, 6 p.m. Call Michelle at 440-0843 for reservations and more.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "Understanding Business Financial Statements," Nov. 16. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more information.

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering "Intermediate Digital Photography," Nov. 1. "Feng Shui Basics," Nov. 7. "Teen Nutrition," Nov. 7. "Ballroom, Swing & Latin Dance," Nov. 7. "Spanish II," Nov. 7. "Mah Jongg," Nov. 7. "Managing Rental Property," Nov. 14. "Computer Novice I," Nov. 28. "Components of a Successful Web Site," Dec. 4. "Managing Rental Property," Dec. 12. Call 520-2384 or www.d11.org/communityed for more.

"Preparing for Board Service: Board Roles and Responsibilities," Pikes Peak United Way, 518 North Nevada Ave. $45. Learn about the expectations and functions of a successful nonprofit board. Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 575-4341 or visit cnecoloradosprings.org for more.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, various library locations. Offering book clubs, story times, and programs on writing, business, languages, crafts, film, history and more for children, teens and adults. Call 531-6333 or visit ppld.org for times and locations.

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 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
National Novel Writing Month Kick-off Party, Panera Bread, 3110 New Center Point. Free. Join others who will attempt to complete a novel in 30 days for writing strategies and more. Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. Visit nanowrimo.org for more.

Barnes & Noble Events, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Featuring James Christ signing Mission Raise Hell, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. Diana Britt Franklin signing The Good-Bye Door, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

Author 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.

The Overnight Guest: Learning Your Character's Personality, Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive. $35-$45. Presenting an interactive workshop to help you create interesting, memorable characters. Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 531-5723 for more.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. 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.

Music

acoustic The Mitguards' CD Release Concert, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. $8-$10. Featuring special guests Jody Adams, Dick Carlson and Jalan Crossland. Fri., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Call 659-3152 for more.

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

Huun-Huur-Tu: Throat Singers of Tuva, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada, Ave. Free. Tuvans, a South Siberian Turkic people, demonstrate the art of throat singing and accompany themselves on traditional string and percussion instruments. Sat., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/777-1003 or visit swallowhillmusic.org for more.

classical Mostly Mozart Thursday Salon Series, 8 Broadmoor Hills Drive. $15-$40. Presenting evening celebrations of music, food and drink in honor of Mozart's 250th birthday. Thursdays, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Call 439-4630 for reservations and more.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Presenting Haydn, Beethoven & Kodaly, Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m. The Nutcracker, Fri., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 25, 2:30 and 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m. Pops: The Music of John Williams, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Christmas Classics and Carols, Fri., Dec. 22, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. Call 884-2110 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

Young Artists Fall Concert, Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Hear classical music from the YCA, an orchestra of school-aged musicians. Sun., Oct. 29, 2:30-5:00 p.m. Call 473-8152 or visit yca-cs.org for more.

Young Artists Showcase, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free will offering. Featuring award-winning chamber ensembles and soloists from the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. Sun., Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-8888 for more.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. $5-$15. Presenting Voices on Fire with works by Palestrina, Ildebrando, Pizzetti and Morten Lauridsen. Pre-concert lecture and sing-along, 2:30 p.m. Concert, 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 29. Wintersong a celebration of the season with music and spoken word. Free. Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada, Ave., Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. and Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument. Sun., Dec. 17, 4 p.m. Visit cvae.org for more.

St. Andrew's Recital Series, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Cañon and Manitou Avenues, Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Chamber Music Recitals featuring Woodwinds and Double Reed Trios. Wed., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Mostly Low Brass, Music for the Holidays, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Concertos, Bach for Violin and Oboe, Brandenburg #6, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-2396 for more.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Saturdays at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., and Sundays at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $10-$15. Featuring Bold and Beautiful Baroque, 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. Winter Dreams and Summer Memories, Jan. 20-21. Children's Chorale and The Chamber Orchestra, March 3-4. Season Finale, May 5-7. Friday at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Call 633-3649 for more.

A New Creation, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Free. The Colorado Springs choral ensemble Abendmusik presents a cantata by Rene Clausen. Sun., Nov. 12, 3 p.m. Call 579-7165 for more.

Pueblo Symphony, 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.

Welcome Home Cello, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, Science Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Colorado Springs cellist Susan Smith and pianist Kelly Zuercher will perform works of Beethoven, Hindemith and Bach. Sun., Nov. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Call 262-3569 for more.

Colorado Springs Chorale, 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.

Woodland Park Wind Symphony, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. Enjoy the symphony's Christmas Concert. Sun., Dec. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 687-2210 for more.

Pueblo Symphony for Kids, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $10. For Kids, By Kids: Back to Broadway, Sat., March 17, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.

other music United States Air Force Academy Band Concerts, various venues, Featuring Wild Blue Country, Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. Call 556-9952 for venues and more.

Thursday Night Recital Series, Colorado Springs School Louisa Theater, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $10-$15. Presenting the Brad Bietry Jazz Group with Steve Draper. Thurs., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-9747 ext. 100 for tickets and more.

Frank Fanelli Orchestra, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $45. Featuring music of the orchestra with a dance and buffet. Sat., Oct. 28, 6-11 p.m. Call 570-1530 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.

Broadmoor Academy of Music, Colorado Springs School Louisa Auditorium, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $5. Broadmoor Academy of Music student and faculty jazz groups will perform classic jazz tunes. Sun., Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m. Call 329-1644 for more.

click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

JD Martin and Jan Garrett in Concert, Community for Spiritual Living Church, 3685 Jeannine Drive. $13-$15. Featuring "feel good music with depth and harmony." Sun., Oct. 29, 12:30 p.m. Call 596-6894 for more.

TUNED-In Workshop, Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road. A two-day workshop for music lovers on connecting to the "soundtrack of your life." Sat.-Sun., Nov. 11-12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 473-1971 for more.

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

Music for a Winter Night, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $30. Presenting soprano Helen Dilworth along with a cocktail hour, hors d' oeuvres, art show and sale to benefit the Shivers Fund at Pikes Peak Library District. Thurs., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Call 593-8400 for 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. 26-28, 8 p.m. Call 634-5429 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. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 27-29, 2 and 8 p.m. and Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Call 719/235-8944 or visit butteoperahouse.com 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. Chas Elsner through Oct. 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.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $12-$22. Featuring Something's Rotten, through Oct. 29. Arms and the Man, Nov. 30 to Dec. 17. Topdog/Underdog, Jan. 18-28. The Syringa Tree, Feb. 1-11. The Importance of Being Earnest, March 1-18. The Caucasian Chalk Circle, April 19-28. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring 1940's Radio Hour, Nov. 17 to Dec. 10. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. 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 to June 3. Call 634-5583 for tickets and more.

Night and Her Stars, Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E. Kiowa St. $12-$15. A play presented by Star Bar Players based on the Congressional investigation of the quiz show scandals of the 1950s. Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 3-5, 10-12. Call 573-7411 or visit starbarplayers.org for times, tickets and more.

Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. 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. 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.

Memories and Mothballs, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Presenting a World War II story with a USO show and dance featuring Bill Emery & The New Century Big Band. Dinner, show and dance, Sat., Nov. 4, 6 p.m. Show and dance, Sun., Nov. 5, 2 p.m. Call 684-2513 for reservations and 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. Nov. 11 and Nov. 17-20. Call 504/301-8201 or visit razzamatazproductions.com for venues and 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.

Bed & Breakfast Murder Mystery Theater, Old Town Guesthouse, 115 S. 26th St. $65. Featuring Murder Aboard the Titan on Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 29 and The Death of King Edmund, Thurs., Nov. 2. All shows at 7:30 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for more.

Murder at Macabre Manor, Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $50 single, $85 couple. Be transformed back in time to an old English castle to help solve a murder. Proceeds to benefit Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society. Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. Call Dianne at 630-7328 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.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. A comedic, 60-minute musical adaptation of the popular children's book by Judith Voirst. Mon., Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

Recreation
Bear Creek Nature Center Events, 245 Bear Creek Road. "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.

Rocky Mountain Nature Association Hikes, various locations. Enjoy a group hike led by Larry Boyd in Ute Valley Park. Meet in the parking area off 31st Street, Sat., Nov. 18, 8 a.m. Garden of the Gods: Meet in the parking area at the visitor center, Sat., Dec. 9, 8 a.m. Call 970/586-3262 for more.

Catamount Institute Events, various venues. Halloween Costume and Compass Scavenger Hunt, Oct. 28. Visit catamountinstitute.org or call 471-0910, ext. 102 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. 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 . Fri., Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m. (subject to cancellation if the weather is poor). Call Alan Gorski at 651-8476 for more.

dance parties & workshops 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.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. 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. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

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.

Valentin Dance Studio Events, 410F S. 8th St. Experience fusion dance fitness and salsa dancing, first class free or $15 private lessons. Call 649-8294 or visit zumbacolorado.com 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
Howling Halloween Dog Wash & Costume Contest, Wag 'N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St. $10-$20 suggested donation. Featuring dog costume contest, tricks for doggy treats, bake sale and more to benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Fri., Oct. 27, noon to 4 p.m. Call 264-6460 for appointments and more.

Third Annual Wytches and Goblins Ball, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive. $5. The Faerie Moone and Autumn League Occult Society will present the ambient electronic rock of noise626 in concert. Fri., Oct. 27, 9 p.m. Call 591-2419 for more.

Halloween Bash, Hooked on Hookah, 124 E. Cheyenne Road. $5-$7. Featuring door prizes, belly dancing, costume contests, hot tub and chair massages. Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Call 630-7024 for more.

Colorado Luv-a-Bully March, Monument Valley Park, 170 Cache la Poudre Blvd. Join dog lovers in a march to protest legislation and discrimination against pit bulls and other breeds. Only service dogs are approved to attend. Sat., Oct. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. E-mail Traci Green at bullymarch@trainingwithtraci.com or visit roverlution.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.

Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair, Springs First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Featuring various vendors and concessions. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 596-5119 for more.

Second Annual Fall Bazaar & Reformation Faire, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 950 Vindicator Drive. Featuring gift items, silent auction, food and music. Sat., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 260-1787 for more.

Multi-Vendor Fair, Universal Kempo Karate Schools Association, 4775 Barnes Road. Featuring holiday gift ideas including candles, cooking items, books, toys, jewelry, baby items, food, wellness products and more. Fri., Nov. 3, 6- 10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 634-4242 for more.

Rock Ledge Ranch Events, 3202 Chambers Way. "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.

Japanese Cultural Festival and Bazaar, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring dances, kimono fashion show, karate demonstrations, taiko drum performances and Japanese wares and gift items. Sat., Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 388-7291 for more.

Lighter Side of Christmas Parade "The Blizzard of Oz," Henrietta Street from West Street to Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. Featuring floats, music, Santa and a tree lighting ceremony. Sat., Dec. 2, 6 p.m. Call 686-1820 ext. 112 for more.

Twelfth Annual Old Colorado City Holiday B&B Tour, Old Colorado History Center, 1 S. 24th St. $10-$15. Visit eight local Bed & Breakfast Inns decorated for the holidays. Proceeds will benefit the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Sun., Dec. 3, 2-6 p.m. Call 471-3980 or visit historytour.info 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.

Santa Paws, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane. Offering family and pet photos with Santa to benefit animals at the Humane Society. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 9-10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 473-1741 ext. 177 or visit hsppr.org for more.

Youth & Family
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. 27-28, 7 p.m. to midnight, and Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m. Call 719/564-5533 for tickets and more.

Fall Fest, Calvary Worship Center, 505 Castle Road. Featuring a carnival games, inflatables, food, face painting, magicians and more. Fri., Oct. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 632-3311 for more.

YMCA Fall Family Festivals. Enjoy free Halloween celebrations with costume contests, trick-or-treating, games and crafts. Open to the public. Fountain Valley YMCA, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. Downtown YMCA, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m. Briargate YMCA, Oct. 28, 5-8 p.m. Garden Ranch YMCA, Oct. 28, 1-4 p.m. Southeast YMCA, Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tri-Lakes YMCA, Oct. 31, 5:30-8 p.m. Visit ppymca.org for more.

Pumpkin Carving Party & Jack-O-Lantern Trail, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. $2-$3. Enjoy a creative, educational and safe Halloween activity for children and adults. Sat., Oct. 28. Pumpkin carving, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jack-o-lantern trail, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 520-6745 for more.

First Annual Reading Spooktacular, Children's Literacy Center, 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100. Free. Dress up and enjoy local storytellers, snacks and crafts. Sat., Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m. Call 471-8672 for more.

"Fun at the Booseum," Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Museum, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. $6.50-$9.50, kids under 5 free. Featuring games, crafts, spooky story time, treat bags, costumes and more. Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 686-1820 ext. 111 for more.

"Creatures of the Night," Wild Bird Center, 1722 E. Woodmen Road. Free. Meet a Great Horned Owl from the Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and learn about other nocturnal animals. Sat., Oct. 28, 9-10 a.m. Call 548-9863 or visit birdingstore.com for more.

click to enlarge FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. - 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 - Thursdays Wine Tasting, Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. Featuring - works by Dale Chihuly through Jan. 7. Visit - csfineartscenter.org for more.
  • FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. 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 Thursdays Wine Tasting, Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. Featuring works by Dale Chihuly through Jan. 7. Visit csfineartscenter.org for 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.

Fall Festival, Springs First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Free. Featuring bounce houses, clowns, miniature golf, face painting, games, candy and prizes. Tues., Oct. 31, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 596-5119 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.

"Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Learn how to recognize behaviors that indicate Sensory Processing Disorder and what you can do to help. Tues., Nov. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

Young People's Concerts, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $3.75. Featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic performing The Orchestra Games and music from a local young composer. 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. "Giving Thanks Placements," Sat., Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m. "Claus and Effect," Sat., Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

Sock Monkey Project, Starbuck's, various locations. Free. Monkey making, Saturdays, Dec. 2-16, noon to 8 p.m. Call 504/301-8201 or visit razzamatazproductions.com for locations and more.

Volunteer Opportunities
Southern Colorado AIDS Project is seeking volunteers to assemble meals at Dream Dinners on Sat., Oct. 28, for the S-CAP Food Pantry. The program helps support the nutritional needs of people whose immune systems are challenged. Call 578-9092 for more.

Coloradans For Fairness needs volunteers in all areas including canvassing, phone banks and placing yard signs to help pass Referendum I. Call 266-2027 or visit fairequal.org for more.

Pikes Peak Family Connections needs volunteers for its Nurturing Parenting Program and KPC Kids' Place respite nursery. Internships and work study positions also are available. Call Alpha at 442-6337 for more.

American Cancer Society is seeking hands-on volunteers to work with cancer patients and their families, answer questions, assist with wigs and help with office work. 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.

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.

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 homes for lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises and amphibians. 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) is seeking volunteers for its Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time program. Training for volunteers, Sat., Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call Regina at 447-9898 ext. 1020 or visit casappr.org for more

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

art 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta. Open Tues., Thurs. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Wearable Art Show from the Spanish Peaks Arts Council through Nov. 10. Call 719/742-3074 or visit spanishpeaksarts.org for more.

Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, 303/394-9993. Featuring Peace and Harmony in Picture, winning photographs from the "Snapshot: Eye Behind the Lens" competition. Collectors Collect: Works from Denver's Private Collections, through Jan. 5. Kristallnacht: Remembrance Art, "50 Artist Seek Consciousness" exhibit and concert, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Exhibit, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit mizelmuseum.org for more.

Old South Frame & Gallery, 1588 S. Pearl St., Denver, 303/715-3828. Opening Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Classic American Pin-up Art from renowned illustrators of the 1930s through 1970s, through Dec. 31.

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Philip J. Steele Gallery, 1600 Pierce St., 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.

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.

literary Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic Lodo, Colfax, and Highlands Ranch locations. Steve Hendricks and Richard Ford, Oct. 26. Tina Cassidy, Marjane Satrapi and Tom Tancredo, Oct. 27. Arthur J. Bachrach, Oct. 28. Mary Saracino, Mark Macy and Malika Oufkir, Oct. 30. Ellen Burstyn and Joe Miller, Nov. 1. Frank Bonanno and Annette Student, Nov. 2. Victor Moss and Jeff Biggers, Nov. 3. Deborah Paulson, William Baker, K.A. Nuzum and Laura Resau, Nov. 4. Barry Lopez, Nov. 6. Ed Viesturs and Patricia Jean Manion, Nov. 8. Visit tatteredcover.com for locations and more.

music Wendy Woo Concert and Workshop, Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. "Writing, Performing and Promoting Your Song," workshop, Sat.-Sun., Nov. 4-5. Concert with Wendy Woo, Fri., Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m. Call 800/603-3117 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. 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. Living Bronze Sculptures by Robert Wick, through Jan. 21. For more call 720/865-3500 or visit botanicgardens.org.

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Celebration, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker. $45. Featuring a keynote speech from Sustainability Expert Hunter Lovins. Fri., Nov. 3, 6-9:30 p.m.

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, through Nov. 12. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Destination Dinosaurs, The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver. $5-$7. A children's show featuring Professor Higglemeyer and her sidekick as they travel back in time on a secret mission, Thurs.-Fri., 10 a.m. and Sat., noon, through Nov. 11. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.

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