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click to enlarge Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Ave., 578-5744. - Featuring Abstract from a Geometric Mind, works of Ron - Cornelius, through Jan. 31.
  • Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Ave., 578-5744. Featuring Abstract from a Geometric Mind, works of Ron Cornelius, through Jan. 31.

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 through September 2007. Visit money.org for more.

Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring The Gift, works by Bill Hyer, through Jan. 10.

Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Ave., 578-5744. Featuring Abstract from a Geometric Mind, works of Ron Cornelius, through Jan. 31.

Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring District 11 Teacher Feature Art Show through Jan. 7.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Buffalo Bill and the Invention of the Wild West through Jan. 27. Visit cspm.org for more.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre St., 471-0106. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Moments Caught on Paper, mixed media works by George Sanchez, through Jan. 31. Visit el-tesoro.com 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. Featuring works by Dale Chihuly through Jan. 7. Spring Forward, works of Colorado Springs artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, Jan. 27 to March 4. Opening reception, Jan. 27, 6-9 p.m. Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, March 9 to April 29. Opening reception, March 9, 5-8 p.m. William Gottlieb's Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 to June 24. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

The Gallery at Louisa Theater, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747 ext. 110. Featuring Would You Like To See My Etchings?, visions of the American woman by printmaker Daisy McConnell. Opening reception, Thurs., Jan. 11, 5-7 p.m.

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 at the BAC, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 684-9439. Featuring Colorado Gold, brainchild of Holly Parker and Gerry Riggs, Jan. 19 to March 3.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 684-9439. Featuring G.M.F. 80819, a series by artists from Green Mountain Falls, P.C. Superheroes, illustrations by Alex Sena and Always for the Staff, works by Drew Stofflet, Tim Davis, J.P.Z., Kim Polomka and Richard Ward, through Feb. 10.

OpticalReverb at Pine Gables, 10530 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9439. Featuring Music of Ashley Raines, Feb. 7-8.

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 684-9439. Featuring Reticulated Microphobia, paintings by Jeff Jag, through Feb. 10.

Orly's Art Gallery & Custom Framing, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring works by Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan, Michael Ome Untiedt, Thomas J. Owen and Tim Diebler.

Pianos New & Used, 413 N. Tejon St. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Musical Journeys, photographs by Lillian Kaiser of famous rock, blues and pop musicians, through Jan 30.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, various venues, 531-6333. Briargate Branch featuring works by Academy School District 20 art faculty members. East Library featuring Mother Nature, photos by Gaetan Dery. Fountain Branch featuring Rocks and Ranches of Colorado Springs, infrared photography by David Tweed. Monument Branch featuring Wild Spirits, a digital photography exhibit, and In the Style of Charles Rennie MacKintosh. Runs through January. Visit ppld.org 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.

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 My Favorite Things in the Children's Museum through Jan. 6. Colorado landscape artist Charles Partridge Adams through Jan. 27. Different Perspectives: Views of Pikes Peak through Jan. 20. Works by Ann Moore, Richard Tyler, Joe Adamich and the Southern Watercolor Society through Feb. 3. 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 In the Chapel of Art: Cyclades, photos from Greece by Cris Pulos. Opening reception, Jan. 5, 5-8 p.m. Visit smokebrush.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 UCCS Faculty Exhibition, through 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.

Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574. Open Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring original platinum/palladium photographs of the Southwest and Mexico through February.

Art events First Friday Art Walk & Ride, various venues. Featuring an art walk or free shuttle with live, on-board entertainment stopping at the Art Mill, Cottonwood Artists School, The FAC Modern and Big City Burrito. Fri., Jan. 5, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.

Pots by the Pound, Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. This annual sale of pottery seconds and overstock features items sold by weight and other discounted art. Jan. 5-22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.

"The Story Behind the Clay," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Authors Sharon Swint and David Swint, Jr. will present a history of the Van Briggle Company and its art pottery. More information on the company's moving plans will be available. Fri., Jan. 12, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Muralist Leo Tanguma, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch artist Leo Tanguma as he paints a community sculptural mural in the Hoag Gallery celebrating Hispanic culture in the U.S. Runs Feb. 3 to April 28. Reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.

Auditions & Entries
Colorado Springs Childrens Chorale is holding auditions for its high school-aged Summit Ensemble on Thurs., Jan. 4 and for its treble choirs (ages 7-13) on Sat., Jan. 6. Call 633-3562 for more information or an appointment.

Soli Deo Gloria Community Choir is seeking singers for the spring season. The choir is a 140-voice adult, non-auditioned group conducted by Brad Peterson. Mon., Jan. 8, registration at 6:30 p.m., rehearsal from 7-9:30 p.m. at Benet Hill Center, 2555 N. Chelton Road. Call Portia Johnson at 594-0918 or visit solideogloriacs.org for more.

Commonwheel Artists Cooperative has openings for a jeweler and a 3-D artist (any media except pottery). Submit slides, photos or CDs of work and an application by Jan. 8, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.

Theatreworks will hold auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest on Sat., Jan. 20, 1-4 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bon Vivant Theatre at 3955 Cragwood Drive. No preparation materials or appointments are required. Readings will be from the play. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.

Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee will be jurying art for exhibit in the library galleries. Bring five pieces of art ready for display to the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Pick up art between 4:30-6 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 2338 for more.

The League of Women Voters is requesting nominations for the LWV Making Democracy Work Award. Nominees should be women between the ages of 50 and 65 who have been part of the workforce and contributed to the community in a meaningful way. Nomination forms due Jan. 26. Call 337-9435 or visit lwvppr.org for more.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic is auditioning musicians for the annual Youth Concerto Competition in January. A cash prize will be awarded and the winner will perform with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic on May 20. Call Brenda at 471-7605 for an appointment.

Heebee Jeebees Tattoos is seeking artists to display and sell work in its new gallery. Accepting applications through January. E-mail goffickgrrl@yahoo.com or visit the space at 318A E. Colorado Ave. for more.

OpticalReverb is seeking local visual and literary works for its first annual book. E-mail your portfolio, artist statement and bio to JPZacharias@opticalreverb.com for consideration. Call 684-9439 for more.

The El Paso County Fair Queen Committee is seeking qualified candidates to serve as Fair Queen in 2007. Contestants must be female, 18 to 22 years old and never married. Applications are due by Feb. 16, 3 p.m. Call 520-7880 or visit elpasocountyfair.com for an application packet and more.

CHANGE, a subgroup of TESSA, is seeking two- and three-dimensional works for Finding Our Voices, an art exhibit for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All survivors, allies and supporters are encouraged to submit entries by March 1. Call 761-6002 or e-mail revjenb@gmail.com for more.

Civic Opportunities
Community Blood Drive, Bonfils Blood Center Bus. Fort Carson PX, Jan. 7, noon to 4 p.m. Citadel Mall north entrance, Jan. 20, noon to 4 p.m. Colorado Department of Transportation, 1480 Quail Lake Loop, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Southeast Family Center YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 24-Hour Fitness, 1892 Southgate Road, Jan. 31, 1:30-6 p.m. Call 800/365-0006 or visit bonfils.org for more.

Takin' It to the Streets, Falcon Division Police Substation, 7850 Goddard St. Free. Mayor Lionel Rivera, Councilmen Scott Hente and Randy Purvis and city staff will meet with citizens of District 1 as part of a program to meet in different neighborhoods and allow citizens to discuss local issues. Thurs., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Call Julie Levi at 385-5256 for more.

Glass Slipper Ball, Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $75. Featuring music by Gentle Rain, entertainment by Dance Colorado and food from 20 of the area's best chefs to benefit TESSA and Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Region. Sat., Jan. 20, 7-11 p.m. Call 264-9087 for more.

24th Annual Heart Ball, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. Join the American Heart Association for an evening of vintage Hollywood glamour with cocktails, dining, auctions and dancing to the music of The Martini Shot. Sat., Feb. 10, 5:45 p.m. Call 635-7688 for more.

Colorado Conference on Volunteerism & Service Learning, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $20-$185. Presenting a three-day conference entitled Reaching New Heights: Through Commitment to Ethics, Professionalism and Leadership. Wed.-Fri., Feb. 21-23. Call 955-0765 or visit ccov.org for more.

Clubs & Organizations
Colorado Springs Downtown Toastmasters, City Hall, First Floor, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Visitors and prospective members always welcome. Fri., Jan. 5, 12:05-1 p.m. Call Bob Bear at 520-3619 for more.

Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Presenting their monthly meeting and presentation. Tues., Jan. 9, 6:30-9 p.m. Call Debra Draughon at 459-8523 for more.

Twilight MOPS Buffet and Speaker, First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 219 E. Bijou St. $10. Featuring a buffet supper and speaker for moms of preschoolers. Dinner for children and childcare included. Thurs., Jan. 11, 6-8 p.m. Call Pam at 884-6140 for more.

GFWC Woman's Club of Colorado Springs, CC's Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting speakers from the community and refreshments. Meets the second Wednesday of every month September through April at 2 p.m. Call Kathy at 590-1436 for more.

Pikes Peak Advertising Federation, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$40. Presenting "Radical Careering" with author and branding expert Sally Hogshead. Tues., Jan. 16, registration 11 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. Visit ppaf.org for reservations and more.

Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road. Free. Featuring speakers and programs on topics including protection of cold water fisheries, fly fishing, conservation and the environment. Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. Visit cmctu.org for more.

Empower Colorado, First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. A support group for families of children with a mental illness. Meets the second Saturday of the month. Call 559-7679 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, Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point. Offering a self-help group for people with depression, anxiety, obsessions or other psychological issues. Meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call 393-5316 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. $14. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering outdoor activities and social events. Call 260-0651 for reservations and 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.

click to enlarge Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series, Tinseltown, - 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $15-$18. Featuring a - screening of the Metropolitan Opera performing I - Puritani, Sat., Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m. Visit - metoperafamily.org/hdlive for more.
  • Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series, Tinseltown, 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $15-$18. Featuring a screening of the Metropolitan Opera performing I Puritani, Sat., Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m. Visit metoperafamily.org/hdlive for more.

Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., $7.50. For all women in the workplace, a buffet luncheon with speakers addressing the theme Wednesday Matinee: Encouragement for Life's Reel Dramas through April. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 884-6234 by Monday prior for reservations.

WINGS provides therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. Women's groups meet Monday and Tuesday evenings. Men's group is developing a waiting list. Call 800/373-8671 or visit wingsfound.org 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
"Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD" Series, Tinseltown, 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $15-$18. Featuring a screening of the Metropolitan Opera performing I Puritani, Sat., Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m. Visit metoperafamily.org/hdlive for more.

Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing The Prairie Home Companion, Jan. 10, noon, at Penrose Library. In Good Company, Jan. 11, noon, at Ruth Holley Branch. The Da Vinci Code, Jan. 31, noon, at East Library. Call 531-6333 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, through March 15. Call 800/925-2250 or visit dmns.org for more.

Food & Drink
The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering wine tastings, Thursdays, 6 p.m., $20. Rum, Jan. 4. "Freestyle Cooking Classes" with Chef James Davis, Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., $45. Beef, Jan. 20. Fish, Jan. 27. Beer, Feb. 3. Call 598-7565 or visit thebluestar.net for more.

First Thursday Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$14. Featuring "Best Valued Wines of 2006." Jan. 4, 5-8 p.m. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Offering "Kids Wild about Cooking," Jan. 6. "Eating for Chakra Balance," Jan. 9. "Natural Anti-Aging Therapies," Jan. 11. Practical Weight Loss Tips, Jan. 11. Call 622-1099 for more information.

"Four Season Harvestables," East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Presenting Larry Stebbins, Education Coordinator at Venetucci Farm and President of the Old Farm Community Gardens, on how to grow vegetables nine months of the year. Tues., Jan. 9, 7 p.m. Call 475-0250 for more.

Anchor of Hope Banquet, 1025 Ford St. Free. Lighthouse Mobile Ministries will provide people who are homeless with a gourmet meal prepared by a five-star chef. Sat., Jan. 13. Call Rev. Laura Lowe at 633-6800 for more.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "A Friendly Introduction To Wine," Jan. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Feb. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40. "Simply Red," Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $45. "Wine and Chocolate," Feb. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $45. "You're So Sweet," Feb. 25, 5:30-8 p.m. $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.

16th Annual Wine Festival, Garden of the Gods Club, Broadmoor Hotel and Paragon Culinary School. $30-$175. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents Pinot Noirs from Around the World with seminars, tastings, dinner, auctions and more. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Health & Healing
World Hypnotism Day Celebration, Smooth Changes Therapies, 4935 N. 30th St. #180. $5 donation suggested. Reservations are required for this event facilitated by certified hypnotist Baerbel Froehlin. Thurs., Jan. 4, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.

Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Offering "The Sacred Pineal, Metatron and The Face of God," Jan. 7. "The Reconnection and Reconnective Healing," Jan. 8. "The Elements of Magic," Jan. 11. "Chakra Interpretation: Connecting with Our Wheels of Enlightenment," Jan. 13. "White Light Reiki," Jan. 14. "Dancing the Elements TM: Energy Interpretation in Action," Jan. 27. "Our Sacred Connection: How Do You Experience the Divine?" Feb. 10. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.

Benet Hill Center Classes, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Offering Spiritual Journey Course III, Mondays or Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 13. Ennegram II, Jan. 13. "Exploring Dreams Through Art," Jan. 13. Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, Jan. 27. Call 633-0655 for more.

"Excellent Nutritional Habits," Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Free. Presenting Dr. David T. Dolwig of Sand Creek Chiropractic on healthy foods that few know, foods to avoid, and ways to find out what foods are best for you. Wed., Jan. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 597-7553 for more.

"EFT Tapping Group," Smooth Changes Therapies, 4935 N. 30th St. #180, $20. Learn how to naturally re-balance your body's energy system and eliminate the blockages that cause negative emotions, stress and pain. Wed., Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.

"Korean Hand Acupressure Techniques," Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Learn needle-less techniques for pain control and cold and flu symptom management with Dr. Steven Stitler. Fri., Jan. 12, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 888-404-2739 or visit terrainmed.com for reservations and more.

"Introduction to Acupuncture: How Can It Benefit You?" The Acupuncture Clinic, 2020 W. Colorado Ave., Suite B204. Free. Offering a seminar on acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Sat., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 634-1669 or visit nasacupuncture.com for more.

"Tending The Fire of Your Giftedness," Mount Saint Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. Sister Marie Micheletto will lead a women's retreat including reflection, prayer, meditation and singing. Fri., Jan. 19, 7 p.m. (Registration due by Jan. 4.) Call 577-9404 for more.

"Meet the Doulas," Babies R Us, 3555 S. Citadel Drive. The Pikes Peak Doula Association will host a presentation and Q&A session about birth and post-partum experiences. Registration recommended. Sat., Jan. 20, 1-3 p.m. Call 278-6930 or visit csdoulas.com for more.

"Transform Your Life" Meditation Class, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. No class Jan. 4. Call 303/813-9551 or visit meditationincolorado.org for more.

Weight Management Classes, Peak Nutrition, 606 S. Tejon St. Offering classes on intuitive eating providing motivation, support and tools to make a new start. Taught by a registered dietitian. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Call 548-9859 for more.

Fairie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy. Free readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Offering "Color Healing Series," Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m. "Essential Oils," Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 591-0236 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.

Sacred Communitas Center Events, 1353 S. Eighth St., Suite 102. Goddess Embodied Women's Circle, $10. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Creative Abundance Circle, $10. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Call 210-1085 or visit innercraft.com 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, 7 p.m. Call 473-7113 for more.

Falun Gong Group, Monument Valley Park, directly behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free training, e-books and e-video. Graceful exercises to meditation music, every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Call Joyce at 282-9236 for more.

Yoga for Problem Areas, Haven Wellness Spa, 4749 N. Academy Blvd. $5, introductory class. Focus on neck and shoulders in January, hips in February, and the back in March. Meets Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Call 264-9553 for more.

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

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., Suite A. "Introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation," Thursdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, 6:30-7 p.m., $75. "Buddhist Four Noble Truths," Mondays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., $95. 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. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more.

Lectures & Learning
"Radon: An Environmental Concern with a Simple Solution," Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. Presenting Doug Kladder on radon measurement, health risks and mitigation. Tues., Jan. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for reservations.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Presenting "Lions and Tiger and Bears," an in-depth look at Pikes Peak wildlife. Sat., Jan. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"Creative Church Conference," New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Pkwy. $79. Offering a workshop with Ed Young, senior pastor of Fellowship Church, as he shares ideas with pastors, church staff and lay leaders to help their churches grow. Mon., Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 972/471-6655 or visit edyoung.com for more.

Family to Family Education Classes, Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. Free. The National Alliance on Mental Illness will present classes for family members who have relatives with a mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder and others. Mon. Jan. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 592-1919 or 686-1347 to register by Jan. 7.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "Planning a Winning Website," Jan. 17. "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Jan. 18. "Quickbooks Pro Advanced," Jan. 25. "Legalities of Starting a Business in Colorado," Jan. 31. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Feb. 12. "Drop Dead Marketing Ideas," Feb. 14. "Basics of Bookkeeping," Feb. 15. "Avoiding Commercial Real Estate Land Mines," March 7. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more.

"Voyage to Mars," Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, 10215 Lexington Drive, Suite 110. $18-$20. Presenting a space mission simulation for students and adults. Sat., Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 598-9755 or visit clccs.org for reservations and more.

"Should You Start Your Own Business" $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. East Library, Jan. 23, March 29 and May 29. Penrose Library, Feb. 13, March 6, April 17, May 8 and June 19. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.

"The U.S. View of Human Rights: My Way or the Highway," CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. The ACLU will present CC President Dick Celeste, a former U.S. ambassador to India and Peace Corp director, followed by an open discussion of human rights. Wed., Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.

"Dignified Divorce," Springs Counseling Center, 5540 Tech Center Drive, Suite 203. $50-$60. Offering a five-week workshop to help people with children navigate the divorce process. Mondays, Jan. 29 to March 5, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 548-0100 or visit springscounseling.com for more.

"Divorce Property Settlement Workshop," Creative Financial Services, 536 E. Uintah St. Free. Presenting Dr. Pat Boone, author and property settlement expert. Mon., Jan. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 471-4774 for reservations and more.

"Starting a Small Business" $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Air Force Academy, Jan. 30. Fort Carson, Feb. 8, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Peterson Air Force Base, Feb. 7, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Schriever Air Force Base, Feb. 27, May 15, Aug. 28, Nov. 20. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org 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. "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.

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Tiny Killers, a new perspective into the dangerous world of the Cretaceous period. Call 719/686-1820 or visit rmdrc.com for more.

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

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.

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. Call 282-2706 for more.

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

Literary Events
Blue Streak Poetry Open Mic, Poor Richard's Caf and Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon Ave. Free. Featuring Price Strobridge, 2005 Poet of the Year. Readers and listeners welcome. Mon., Jan. 8, 7-9 p.m. Call 200-4269 for more.

Westside Lively Exchange Book Club, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Free. Discussing Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. New members welcome. Thurs., Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m. Call 385-7920 for more.

"Writing Song Lyrics," CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10, Poetry West members free. Poet of the Year Malcolm McCollum will lead a workshop on writing lyrics. Sat., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Call Jim Ciletti at 634-2367 for more.

"Book Arts: Codes and Conversations," CC's Worner Campus Center, WES Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Visiting book artist Mary Chadwick will present a slide lecture featuring her innovative books. Mon., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.

click to enlarge El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre St., - 471-0106. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring - Moments Caught on Paper, mixed media works by - George Sanchez, through Jan. 31. Visit el-tesoro.com for - more.
  • El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre St., 471-0106. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Moments Caught on Paper, mixed media works by George Sanchez, through Jan. 31. Visit el-tesoro.com for more.

Marjorie Garber Lecture, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting Majorie Garber whose recent book Shakespeare After All was selected as on of Newsweek's 10 best nonfiction books of the year. Tues., Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. 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 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.

Reader's Passport, Pikes Peak Library District, all locations. Free. Participants (16 years and over) read six books to receive a free book. A book will also be donated to a nonprofit of the reader's choice. Runs through March 31. Sign up in local libraries or visit ppld.org for more.

Music

acoustic Winter Western Roundup, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road. $12-$15. Presenting cowboy poetry, storytelling and singing with Dick Warwick, Milton Taylor, Dave Stamey and Sons & Brothers. Fri., Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Call 282-0760 or visit blackroseacoustic.org for more.

Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive. $20. Presenting Michael Johnson, Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Patty Larkin, Sun., Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Erika Luckett, Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m. Call 329-1644 or visit house-concerts.org for more.

Peter Mayer in Concert, Mount St. Francis, St. Joseph Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $12-$14. Presenting the guitar and vocals of singer-songwriter Peter Mayer. Fri., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Call 227-8648 or visit petermayer.net for more.

classical Desperate Musical Housewives, Louisa Performing Arts Center, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $10-$15. Seven Colorado Springs women present an evening of vocal and instrumental music including works Ravel, Dvorak, Bolling, Clark, Martinu, Porter, Gershwin Rossini and Rogers. Thurs., Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-9747 ext. 110 for tickets and 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 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.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Presenting The Art of Ensemble Singing, CVAE high school vocalists will join with high school chamber ensembles. Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. Location TBA. Visit cvae.org for more.

Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Series, Forestgate Presbyterian Church, 970 Northgate Road. $18-$22. Pianist Michael Baron. Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Michael Baron and Renato Premezzi, piano duo. Sat., April 21, 7 p.m. Call 484-0192 for more.

Pueblo Symphony, Hoag Recital Hall, CSU-Pueblo. $20-$25. Featuring 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.

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.

St. Andrew's Recital Series, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Cañon and Manitou avenues, Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Chamber Music Recitals featuring Concertos, Bach for Violin and Oboe, Brandenburg #6, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-2396 for more.

jazz Rednote Jazz & Wine Fest, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring Brassum and other bands. Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 18-20. Call Don Goede at 302-4241 or visit smokemuse.com for more.

Dave Valentin with Dotsero, Antlers Hilton, 4 Cascade Ave. $25-$75. Presenting Grammy award-winning jazz flutist Dave Valentin with Dotsero in a benefit for the Pikes Peak Foundation. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Call 389-1253 ext. 100 or visit ppcf.org for more.

other music Festival Fridays, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $4-$5. Presenting food, fun and music with Phat Daddy & the Phat Horn Doctors, Fri., Jan. 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Daniel Cordova y Esperanza, Fri., Jan. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Steele, Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Martini Shot, Fri., Jan. 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.

Chapman University Choir and University Singers, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., Thurs., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. and First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Wed., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Free will offering. The choirs will perform sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present. Call 633-8888 or 471-8522 for more.

Pikes Peak Ringers Winter Concerts, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., Fri., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. and St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave., Sun., Jan. 14, 3 p.m. Presenting the handbell ensemble with classical guitar, chamber orchestra and children's chorale. Visit pikespeakringers.org for more.

New Horizons Band Open House, Beige Mansion at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Introducing the new semester of New Horizons' 40-and-Over Concert Band Program. Thurs., Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call Mary Nuccio at 634-2463 for more.

Performances
Manitou Art Theater Events, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring CirKoo: A Table for Two, a comedic spoof of cooking shows with Jim Jackson and Birgitta De Pree, through Jan. 7, $8. It Goes Without Saying, with performance artist Bill Bowers, Jan. 18-20, 8 p.m., $15. Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring 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. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 634-5583 for tickets and more.

Same Time Next Year, Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $10-$30. Damon Runyon Repertory presents Same Time Next Year, a romantic comedy, with a dinner option. Jan. 12-13, 7 p.m. (dinner at 6 p.m.) and Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Call 719/564-0579 or visit runyontheater.org for tickets and more.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $22-$25. Featuring 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.

Peter Pan, Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive. $4-$6. Featuring Peter, Wendy, John and Michael as they fly to Neverland in this classic adventure. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 26-27. Call 234-2086 for more.

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

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Jesus Christ Superstar, Feb. 13-14. David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion, March 13. Aida, April 13-14. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $20-$95. Presenting 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.

Recreation
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering "Nature Explorers: Snow and Ice," Jan. 4. "Winter Trails Day Celebration," Jan. 6. "Whooo's in the Woods?" Jan. 12. "Living with Wildlife," Jan. 13. "Nature Explorers: Watching Wildlife," Jan. 18. "Young Naturalists: Skulls, Skeletons and Antlers," Jan. 20. "Winter Wildlife Walk for Adults," Jan. 27. Call 520-6387 for more.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering "Twos and Threes Outdoors: B is for Birds," Jan. 4. "Hawk Talk," Jan. 6. "Nature Adventures: Predator and Prey," Jan. 10. "Knot Tying: Learning the Ropes," Jan. 20. "Nature Adventures: Raptors," Jan. 24. "Eagles: Lords of the Sky," Jan. 27. Call 520-6745 for more.

Falcon Wanderers Winter Walk, Briargate Family Center YMCA, 4025 Family Place. Walk off the winter blues with a 5K or 10K walk. Sat., Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 264-1178 or visit angelfire.com/co4/fw for more.

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $5-$40. Featuring more than 100 athletes from 15 countries competing for 12 medals. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 7-10. Call 576-2626 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

Red Rock Canyon Guided Tours, Highway 24 and South Ridge Road. Free. Offering two-hour and longer guided hikes on easy to moderate trails. Every Saturday, 9 a.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 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.

dance parties & workshops Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Basic instruction followed by dancing the waltz, fox trot, rumba, samba, tango, swing, salsa, disco or cha-cha. No partner required. Sat., Jan. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St. $48-$60. Learn salsa, country two-step, east coast swing and other dances. Call 473-1395 or visit dancecolorado.net for more.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $9-$10. Offering dances every Saturday to live music including big band, country, Latin and polka, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances third Friday of the month, 8-11 p.m. Call 633-0195 or visit internationalpolkaclub.org for more.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road. $7. Open dancing, every second and fourth Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Beginner through advanced classes available. Call 632-4055 or visit socialelegance.net for a schedule and more.

Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave. Offering nightclub-style salsa dance instruction and specialty dance fitness classes. Mention the Independent to receive your free group class. Call 649-8294 or visit springssalsa.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. Beginning Jan. 9. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Also presenting classes on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Hancock Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock St. Free. Must have a partner. Call 598-2885 or visit broadmoorwaltzclub.com to register.

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

Soma Studio Events, "The Rhythms of Life," a class using improvisational movement for men and women, Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. "The Circle," a community of women exploring dance, art, writing and movement, first Saturday of the month. Call 291-3120 or visit somamovement.org for more.

Special Events
Christmas Tree Recycling, $5. Locations include Baptist Road Trailhead, Cottonwood Creek Park, Verizon Complex, Memorial Park, Sky Sox Stadium and Falcon Trailhead, Sat.-Sun., Jan. 5-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rocky Top Resources, Mon.-Sat., Jan. 4-31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 520-7878 for more.

Bijou Bridge Demolition Party, Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache la Poudre St. (at the southeast corner of the bridge). Free. Featuring live entertainment, vendors, face painting, food and drink while watching the demolition of the bridge. Sat., Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Kiley at 387-7572 for more.

Emergency Department Grand Opening, Memorial Hospital Central, 1400 E. Boulder St. Free. Featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours, safety demonstrations, refreshments and former Denver Bronco Karl Mecklenburg signing autographs. Sat., Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Katrina Hurricane Survivors Celebration, Horton's Sports Page, 965 Summer Games Drive. The Katrina Response Team will present Gulf Coast foods and jazz from N-Tha-Mixx to benefit the Colorado Springs Unmet Needs Fund. Sat., Jan. 13. Call 572-6316 for more.

Winter Model Daze '07, Compleat Games and Hobbies, 326 N. Tejon St. Featuring three-days of events for model builders. "Six-Hour Build," Sat., Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Open Build," Sat., Jan. 13, noon to 4 p.m. "Free Make-N-Take with Local Clubs," Sat., Jan. 20, noon to 4 p.m. Call 473-1116 for more.

Father-Son WildNight, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. $60 per pair. Featuring a father and son campout at the zoo with dinner and a nighttime tour. Jan. 20, 5:30-9 p.m. Call 633-9925 ext. 112 or visit cmzoo.org for more.

Youth & Family
Museum Discovery Day, FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100. $3, members free. Children ages 6 to 10 and their parents can explore the galleries in family-friendly, guided tours and then make their own artwork. Jan. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Youth Leadership Training, Colorado Springs Assets for Youth, 1506 N. Hancock Ave. $10. Presenting a workshop intended to empower youth as leaders in their schools and communities. Sat., Jan. 6, 1-4 p.m. Call 635-8300 or visit csay.org for more.

"Play-n-Sign" Classes, A Show of Hands, 978 Allegheny Drive. $96 for one child and adult. Offering basic sign language, music, creative movement, language enrichment and toys for children 6 months to 8 years and their families. Free "try-it" classes also available. Beginning Mon., Jan 8. Call 266-6846 for more.

Llamas at the Library, Pikes Peak Library District. Free. Meet these gentle animals and have a hands-on experience while learning about them from Touch the Earth Llama Farm. Old Colorado City Branch, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. Ruth Holley Branch, Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. Penrose Library, Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m. Fountain Branch, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. Sand Creek Branch, Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. Offering "Making It Up," Jan. 9, 16 and 23, 10 a.m., $18. "Art Attack," Feb. 6, 13 and 20, 10 a.m., $18. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

click to enlarge Manitou Art Theater Events, Venue 515, Business of Art - Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring - CirKoo: A Table for Two, a comedic spoof of cooking - shows with Jim Jackson and Birgitta De Pree, through Jan. - 7, $8. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.
  • Manitou Art Theater Events, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring CirKoo: A Table for Two, a comedic spoof of cooking shows with Jim Jackson and Birgitta De Pree, through Jan. 7, $8. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

Amazing Birds, Pikes Peak Library District. Free. Meet African Grey parrots and learn about exotic birds. Monument Branch, Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch, Jan. 20, 1:30 p.m. Ute Pass Branch, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

Adult Response to Kid Bullying, Colorado Springs Assets for Youth, 1506 N. Hancock Ave. Free. Presenting a coffee talk for parents, teachers, coaches and youth leaders about how adults can respond when a child is bullied. Tues., Jan. 18, 8-9:30 a.m. Call 635-8300 or visit csay.org for more.

Teen Cultural Competency Training, Colorado Springs Assets for Youth, 1506 N. Hancock Ave. $25. Offering a three-session workshop for high school students to explore what it means to live in a diverse society. Tuesdays, Feb. 6-20, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 635-8300 or visit csay.org for more.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Bessemer Historical Society is recruiting volunteers for positions at the new Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture and the CF&I Archives. Attend an informational meeting, Jan. 4, 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Medical Dispensary Building at Bessemer Historical Society, 215 Canal St., Pueblo. Call 719/564-9086 for more.

The AARP Tax-Aide Program is seeking volunteer counselors to assist low-to-middle income taxpayers aged 60 or older in preparing their tax returns. Training for IRS Certification will be provided Jan. 22-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are asked to work four hours per week Feb. 1 to April 16. Call Don Von Gunden at 495-3651 or visit aarp.org/taxaide for more.

Working Together Against Abuse is seeking donations for its new thrift store at 3632 W. Colorado Ave. Small household items, men's clothing, children's winter clothing and toys are especially needed. Call 328-1389 for more.

American Numismatic Association is seeking museum docents, administrative support and customer service volunteers. Call 482-9814 or e-mail volunteer@money.org for more.

The Children's Literacy Center is seeking volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring in reading for first- through sixth-grade children. Tutor one child two hours per week for 12 weeks. Training on Tues., Jan. 16 or Wed., Jan. 17, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 471-8672 for more.

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

The Kindred Grove, a non-profit organization that helps low-income families and individuals, is seeking a computer and contributions for 2007. Call 232-8028 for more.

Care Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit careandshare.org for more.

American Cancer Society is seeking good drivers in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas to help those who need rides to treatments. One-hour training provided. Call Stephanie Wilson at 488-3748 for more.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for an abused or neglected child. No legal experience is required. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit casappr.org for more

Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Divide is seeking volunteers to learn dog-training techniques and work with shelter dogs. Call 686-7707 or visit tcrascolorado.com for more.

Roundup Fellowship is seeking volunteers and corporate sponsors for a Spring Benefit Concert to build a school for children who have developmental disabilities. Call 303/946-6711 or visit rup.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.

Wildlife Emergency Center seeks volunteers, supplies, nonprofit 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.

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 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.

Colorado Reptile Humane Society needs homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises and amphibians. Call 303/776-2070 or visit corhs.com for more.

Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit earthseeds.net for more.

Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.

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, assist with administrative duties and bereavement support. 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.

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 Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring Kitchen Goddess, Jan. 16 to March 23. Faces of Creativity: Portraits of Artists, Musicians and Poets by Photographer George Pickow, Jan. 16 to April 27. 100 Years at the Park: 10,000 Years on the Plateau, through Feb. 16. Visit lakewood.org for more.

Spanish Peaks Art Council Gallery, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta. Open Tues., Thurs. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring the tenth annual Gift of Art Show through Jan. 6. Visit spanishpeaksarts.org for more.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring Transit Glyphs by Jimi Billingsley, Society of the Spectacle by DJRABBI, and Revival by Terry Maker, through Jan. 27. Visit bmoca.org 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.

literary Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch. Presenting Kathleen Cook Waldron, Jan. 6. Jeffrey Franklin, Barbara Euser and Connie Burke, Jan. 8. John Henderson and Trent Wearner, Jan. 9. Nick Bantock, Jan. 10. Christopher Auer and Susan Blumberg, Jan. 11. Jay Schein, Jan. 12. Sally Stitch, Pam Kramer and Dottie Hickey, Jan. 13. Charles Henderson and Erik Weihenmayer, Jan. 15. Ross King, Jan. 16. Lalita Tademy and Frank Warren, Jan. 17. Visit tattercover.com for more.

Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $14-$28. Featuring performers from 16 states, Canada and Australia. Jan. 11-14. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Music Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Presenting Schumann: Musical Love Letters, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Music with a View: Mercury Ensemble, Thurs., Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $26. Featuring violinist Benny Kim with pianist Anne Epperson. Wed., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.

The Denver Folk and Roots Music Festival, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th St., Denver. $40-$75. Presenting the Taj Mahal Trio and other acts. Sat., March 31, 6 p.m. Call 303/777-1003 or visit swallowhillmusic.org for more.

recreation & learning Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring free admission, singing and dance performances and family activities for the opening of Tribal Paths: Colorado's American Indians, 1500 to Today, Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m. A Woman's Place ... is on the Range through June 30. Soldiers on Skis through Dec. 2007. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Free admission day for Colorado residents, Jan. 5. Featuring Living Bronze Sculptures by Robert Wick, through Jan. 21. For more call 720/865-3500 or visit botanicgardens.org.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Presenting Family Fun Day, Jan. 6. Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats interactive exhibit through Jan. 7. The Horse in Fine Art, Jan. 20 to March 21. Birds in Art through Jan. 28. Kids Bowl II, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. Art and the Animal, Feb. 3 to April 1. Showing the film Beavers through October 2007. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org for more.

performances Free for All Series, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street, Denver. Presenting free performances from the Denver Center for Performing Arts on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pillowman, Jan. 10. 1001, Jan. 17. King Lear, Jan. 24. Mrs. Warren's Profession, March 14. Pure Confidence, March 21. Tickets released at 4:30 p.m. Performances at 6:30 p.m. Visit denvercenter.org for more.

The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver. $12-$25. Featuring Murder Most Fowl, a comedy-mystery by John Ashton and Bob Wells, through Jan 20. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Subject Was Roses, Jan. 26 to Feb. 25. The comedy Queen of Bingo!, Feb. 6-18. The Dinosaur Play, a children's show, Feb. 13 to May 4. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver. $25-65. Presenting Hairspray, the Broadway musical comedy, Jan. 9-14. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the award-winning musical comedy, Jan. 16-28. Legends!, a catfight comedy with Joan Collins and Linda Evans, Feb. 6-18. The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, Mar. 10 to Aug. 5. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets and more.

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. $20-$22. The Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League will present Our Town by Thorton Wilder. Jan. 11 to Feb. 4, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 303/739-1970 or visit pharmaly.org for more.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $26. Featuring The Little Mermaid, Fri., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. and Sat., Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $4-$6. Featuring Trunks Season 2: Still Uncoordinated, a comic-book themed children's play, every other Saturday through May 5 at 1 and 3 p.m. Call 720/946-1388 or visit stuff@buntport.com for more.

special events 18th Annual Blossoms of Light, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. $6-$8. Featuring over 1 million lights illuminating the gardens, kissing spots marked by mistletoe, and HoloSpex glasses for viewing through Jan. 21, 6-8:30 p.m. Free admission day for Colorado residents, Jan. 15. Call 720/865-3544 or visit botanicgardens.org for more.

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