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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. Featuring Spring - Forward, works of Colorado artists Dan Britton, Pard - Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, through - March 4. 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. Featuring Spring Forward, works of Colorado artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, through March 4. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World through September. Visit money.org for more.

Artists Lair Gallery and Studio, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Featuring landscapes by Irene Braun, Roger Carlson and Ernie Ferguson, abstract art by Eric Koroby and glass by Yevette Grijalva, Feb. 9-15. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. Faces and Figures, a father-daughter show with Nethery and Aubrey Wylie, Feb. 17-22. Opening reception, Feb. 17, 4-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Wild Mongolia, by Barbara Davies in the Avenue Gallery, through Feb. 27. Colorado Gold: Tapping Colorado's Creative Mother Lode in the Hagnauer Gallery through March 3. Visit thebac.org for more.

Bella Art & Frame, 366 Second St., Suite B, Monument, 487-7691. Featuring works by Colorado artists Barbara Roeming and Becky Carver through Feb. 17. Visit bellaartandframe.com 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. Free. Featuring Sleepless Dreamstate: A Sculptural Installation, works by Laura McCracken through Feb. 25. Works by Tiffany Busch in the Common Gallery through February.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Nicking the Never, works by Marina Zurkow, Feb. 20 to April 14. Opening reception, Thurs., Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibit, April 24 to May 14. Opening reception, April 26, 4:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 E. Drennan Road, 550-1917. Featuring 2007 First Quarter Art Exhibit, works by Kathryn Wallace, David Twede, Jerry Rhodes, Tom Woodward and local school children, through March.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring A Day in the Life of Fannie Mae Duncan, through March. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Visit cspm.org for more.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Potters for Peace Benefit Show, works by Nicaraguan potters, through Feb. 19. Soul Works, flame-worked Italian glass by Jannine Scott and contemporary paintings by Robin Anderson, Feb. 23 to March 19. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the 10th Annual Student Art Show, through Feb. 20. Visit cottonwoodartistsschool.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 Colorado 1870-2000: Then and Now II, photos by John Fielder and William Henry Jackson, through April.

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 Spring Forward, works of Colorado Springs artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, through March 4. Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, March 9 to April 29. Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 to June 24. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Fireplace Gallery of Colorado, 5755 Industrial Place, 574-3224. Presenting the Colorado Springs Art Guild, featuring original oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, sculpture and other media through March.

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 the slab-built ceramic vessels of craftsman Dave Meyers through February. Opening reception, Sat., Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. Visit gunterwolffgallery.com for more.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 6 p.m. and Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Gallery grand opening featuring Better Homes & Icons, works by Heather Oelklaus thru March 31.

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 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 Mutinous Continuum, works by Drew Stofflet, Tim Davis, J.P.Z., Kim Polomka and Richard Ward and more, through March 1.

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.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333. East Library featuring The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1943, through Feb. 28. Briargate Branch featuring Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. Fountain Branch featuring Teri Brown's Whimsy Series. Fountain Branch featuring Children of Niger. Penrose Library featuring Colorado Springs Chorale Golden Anniversary. Visit ppld.org for more.

Pikes Perk Coffee Cafe, 1616 S. Eighth St., 634-7375. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring Regarding Red Rock Canyon, photos by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through June 30.

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 A Man's Perspective, works by Chris Fielder, Michael Pointer and Ray Shaw to benefit the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, through April 28.

Rubbish, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Free. Featuring paintings by Shannon Dunn and Davoth through February. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 9, 5-10 p.m.

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 Tradicon Mexico, three galleries of work by Mexican and American artists, Feb. 10 to May 5. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. The Legend of Chromes, works from the Museo Soumaya de Mxico, Feb. 23 to April 21. Viva La Revoluci'n! Money of the Mexican Revolution, Feb. 23 to April 21. 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 Maestros de Mexico: Continuity Amidst Challenge, handmade jewelry and hollowware by designers of the Mexican Silver Renaissance benefiting CASA, through March 17. 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 The Way We Live Now and other artist books from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, through March 16. Student Art Exhibition, April 6 to June 1. Water Media International XV, June 15 to Aug. 3. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Aztec Jewelry, handmade silver pieces for the body, through Feb. 14. Visit valezgalleries.com 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.

Woodland Park Public Library Gallery, 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 686-8562. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekend hours vary. Featuring Capricorn Rising, acrylic paintings, photos and multimedia pieces created by Julianza Shavin-Katz as a memorial to her father, though March 31.

art events "Made in Taiwan: A Photo Exhibition of an Authentic Taiwan," CC's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Featuring photographs from the Taiwanese Culture Center including natural scenery, culture and the arts, social evolution and concern for human rights, through Feb. 9. Call 389-6606 for more.

Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, Mountain View Church of Christ, 1060 E. LaSalle St. Featuring "A Journey into Fabric and Handwoven Dolls" presented by Janet Anzlovar. Fri., Feb. 9, 9 a.m. Visit pikespeakweavers.org for more.

Rocky Mountain Elk Tour Kickoff Party, Gold Country Realty, 126 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Kicking off the Teller County public art program featuring life-size fiberglass elk to be customized by area artists. Sat., Feb. 10, 3-5 p.m. Call 719/689-3434 for more.

FCC & Friends Art Showcase, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. $3. Presenting an art show, reception and auction to benefit the Great Places of Worship European Youth Trip. Sat., Feb. 10. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Auction, 6:15 p.m. Call 331-5462 for more.

*Carnivale Puppet and Costume Workshops, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. Public art group Concrete Couch will help participants with masks, costumes and giant puppets for the parade. Feb. 10-11, noon to 4 p.m. Call 761-1853 or visit concretecouch.org for more.

Street Heart, The Whitney Electric, 825 N. Tejon St. $3. Featuring an anti-valentines street art show, live painting, DJs and more. Tues., Feb. 13, 1 p.m. to midnight. Call 232-8834 for more.

CMHS Advance Studio Art Exhibit, Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road. Free. Thurs., Feb. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 475-6110 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., though April 28. Reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.

"Curatorial Voices in Contemporary Art: Adam Lerner," Fine Arts Center, Music Room, 30 W. Dale St. Free. Presenting Adam Lerner, founder and executive director of The Lab at Belmar. Wed., April 11, 6 p.m. Call 262-4612 for more.

Auditions & Entries
Leadership Pikes Peak is seeking nominees for its annual leadership awards including the Community Inspiration Award, the Modeling the Way Community Leadership Award and the Makepeace Community Trustee Award. Nominations are due Thurs., Feb. 8. Call 632-2618 or visit leadershippikespeak.org for more.

The Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest is open to all fourth and fifth grade students in the Pikes Peak Region. This year's theme is "Flights of Fancy: Poems from Your Imagination." Winners receive, $25, a book and a Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration poster. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 10. Call 531-6333 ext. 2405 for more.

Commonwheel Artists Cooperative currently has an opening for a three-dimensional artist (excluding pottery) for its shop and gallery in Manitou Springs. Submit an application and photos or CD of your work by Mon, Feb. 12. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.

The City of Colorado Springs is requesting photos of functional art in park settings (seating, bike racks, picnic tables and shelters, fencing, wall, signage murals, play features) to be incorporated in a catalog for use by the City Parks Department and private park developers. Closes Feb. 15. Call Jennifer Jones at 385-5265 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.

Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council is conducting a search for the oldest living Girl Scout to honor as part of the 95th Birthday of Girl Scouting. If you know a former Girl Scout age 85 and older, contact Kristy Milligan at 57-8603 ext. 42 by Fri., Feb. 16.

Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade is seeking musicians, human-powered floats, giant puppets, highly individualized costumes, and anyone and anything entertaining and non-motorized for the family-friendly parade on Sat., Feb. 17. Participants meet at Memorial Park at 12:30 p.m. Call 685-4317 for more.

Colorado Youth Theatre is seeking young people ages 8-18 for the play "Flapper." Auditions will be held at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. on Sun., Feb. 18, 2-5 p.m. Call 210-1074 or visit coloradoyouththeatre.org for more.

CHANGE, a subgroup of TESSA, is seeking two-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.

The Mizel Museum is sponsoring its sixth annual bookmark competition entitled "Building Bridges Between People and Places" for students in grades K-2 and 3-6, through March 15. Call 303/394-9993 ext. 3 or visit mizelmuseum.org for entry forms and more.

Pikes Peak Arts Fest is seeking fine artists and artisans to participate in the Third Annual Pikes Peak Art Fest to be held at the Pikes Peak Center on June 8-10. Submit three slides or digitals by March 30 (or Feb. 15 for early-bird discount). Call 290-1981 or e-mail maricahefti@cs.com for more.

Civic Opportunities
Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board Meeting, Elkhorn Catering & Conference Center, Building 7300, Fort Carson. Learn about environmental restoration and ongoing site cleanup projects at Fort Carson. Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. Call 526-8004 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.

Hearts for the Homeless Luncheon, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $35. Presenting author and radio personality Dr. Joseph Michelli. Proceeds benefit homeless families. Sun., Feb. 11, noon to 2:30 p.m. Call 329-1244 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
GFWC Woman's Club of Colorado Springs, CC's Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting a Founders Day celebration and program on domestic violence. All local women are welcome. Wed., Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Call Kathy at 590-1436 for more.

Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition Meeting, Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb.15. and Thurs., March 15. Call John Stansfield at 303/660-5849 or e-mail jorcstan@juno.com for more.

click to enlarge Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou - Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Free. Featuring Wild Mongolia, by Barbara Davies in the - Avenue Gallery, through Feb. 27. Colorado Gold: Tapping - Colorados Creative Mother Lode in the Hagnauer Gallery - through March 3. Visit thebac.org for more.
  • Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Wild Mongolia, by Barbara Davies in the Avenue Gallery, through Feb. 27. Colorado Gold: Tapping Colorados Creative Mother Lode in the Hagnauer Gallery through March 3. Visit thebac.org for more.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Ave. $24 per year. A low-cost, nonprofit, weight loss support group. Thurs., Feb. 15, 9-10:30 a.m. Call 550-1226 or visit topsmary-go-rounds.org for more.

Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call Richard Buchanan at 685-1984 for more.

The UFO Institute Colorado Springs Chapter, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Police Operations Center, 705 S. Nevada Ave.

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.

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 Mondays and Tuesdays. 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
Romantic Movie Marathon, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $4-$6. Featuring Forrest Gump, Dr. Zhivago, Happy Feet and Franco Zefferelli's Romeo and Juliet. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10 and Wed., Feb. 14. Call 689-6402 or visit butteoperahouse.com for more.

French Cin Club, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting a tribute to French actor Grard Depardieu with Balzac: A Life of Passion (1999), Feb. 12. La femme d' cot (1981), Feb. 19. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Feb. 26. Germinal (1993), March 5. Showings at 6:30 p.m. in French with English subtitles. Call 389-6519 for more.

A Film Society Screening, The Place, 13990 Gleneagle Drive. This month's theme is Black Heritage Films and a Valentine's Day encore film. Thurs., Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Visit altarnet.net for more.

Harry and Greta, Louisa Performing Arts Center, The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Free. This short film is retelling of the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Sun. Feb. 18, 4 p.m. Call 633-9373 for reservations and more.

Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing The Lake House, East Library, Feb. 28, noon. Call 531-6333 for more.

Food & Drink
"The Omnivore's Dilemma: Searching for the Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World," Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Michael Pollan explores the ways in which the industrialization of food has obscured our connection to the natural world. Thurs., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Visit coloradocollege.edu for more.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Offering Feng Shui for Love, Feb. 8, 5:45 p.m. Make Your Own Massage Oils, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. Chocolate Skinny Dip, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. Chocolate Bonbon Class, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. Gluten-free Baking Class, Feb. 17, 3 p.m. Call 622-1099 for more.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. "New World Wine" Tasting, Feb. 10. Spanish Wine Tasting, Feb. 17. Microbrew Tasting, Feb. 22. "Wines of the World" Tasting, Feb. 24. Pre-registration is required. Call 596-4700 for more.

Hansel and Gretel's Candy Tour, Patsy's Candies, 1540 S. 21st St. Free. Offering tours of the candy factory with costumed performers from the Opera Theater of the Rockies. Saturdays, Feb. 10 and 17, 1 and 2 p.m. Call 633-9373 for reservations.

The Warehouse Restaurant Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. $50. Presenting "Aphrodisiacs," a five-course wine dinner. Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Call 475-8880 for more.

Chefs Catalog Retail Store Classes, 5070 Centennial Blvd. $50-$60. Classes with chefs from The Broadmoor, Craftwood Inn and more. Valentines Fondue for Two, Feb. 13. Entertaining at Home, Feb. 20. Italian Foods & Wines, Feb. 27. The Art of Preparing Duck, Feb. 28. Dim Sum, March 6. Greek Cuisine, March 7. Taste of the Southwest, March 8. Irish Cuisine, March 16. New Ideas for Vegetarian Dishes, March 23. Call 272-2700 for more.

The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering cooking classes Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, $40. Oysters, Feb. 17. Salmon, Feb. 24. Beer, March 3. Wine tastings, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., $20. Wineries associated with Wine Spectator Top 100, Feb. 21. Fortified Wines, Feb. 28. Call 598-7565 or visit thebluestar.net for more.

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Bash, Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Featuring a Cajun dinner, crawfish boil and music by Head Full of Zombies. Tues., Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 635-8484 for more.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "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.

Chef's Gala and Silent Auction, Broadmoor West, Rocky Mountain Ballroom, $95. Featuring an appetizer, entre and dessert competition between the area's finest local chefs. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Chorale. Sun., Feb. 25, 5-8:30 p.m. Call 634-3737 or visit cschorale.org for more.

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
"A Fairy Tale Approached Psychologically: The Frog King and Iron Heinrich," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $8-$10. The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado Springs presents Puddi Kullberg. Fri., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Call 527-0622 for more.

Senior Days of Enrichment, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $10. Presenting Margit McCarthy on "Discussions of Prayer" and a noon meal with the Sisters. Fri., Feb. 9. Call 633-0655 to register.

Beginning Reiki, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument. Learn to heal yourself on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Fri., Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 488-2493 for reservations and more.

Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Offering "Our Sacred Connection: How Do You Experience the Divine?" Feb. 10. "Your Dreams Are a Living Essence," with Kathryn Neher, Mon., Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m. "Oneness Deeksha," Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m. "Emotional Freedom Technique," Feb. 23-25. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.

"Natural Weight Loss without the Hype," Sage Woman Herbs, 308-A South Eighth St. $15-$20. Learn about natural and herbal remedies for weight loss. Sat., Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 473-9702 or visit sagewomanherbs.com for more.

African-American Family Health Fair, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Offering free health screenings and tests, demonstrations, information and more. Everyone welcome. Sat., Feb. 10, noon to 3 p.m. Call Memorial HealthLink at 444-2273 for more.

Woman's Story Spirituality Group, Mount St. Francis, St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ministry Center, 2650 Parish View. Pursue your inner spiritual journey with other women in these bi-monthly meetings. Bring a journal or notebook. Sun., Feb. 11, 2-3:30 p.m. Call Sister Marilyn Uhing at 598-5486 for more.

Past Life Dreams and Soul Travel, ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Free. Hear and share personal stories on these spiritual topics. Sun., Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. Call 633-0453 or visit eckankar.org for more.

Excellent Lifestyle Habits, Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Free. Learn life enhancing tips such as how to avoid common carcinogens, the best exercise you could be doing, how to sleep better naturally and more. Mon, Feb. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 597-7553 or visit sandcreekchiropractic.com 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.

Discovering Spirit in Sound, Dancing Hearts Yoga Studio, 2828 W. Colorado Ave. Donation. Offering the peaceful and healing vibrations of chant followed by meditation. Sun., Feb. 18, 4-5 p.m. Call 390-1611 for more.

Smooth Changes Therapies Events, 4935 N. 30th St. #180. "EFT Healing Group," Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m. and March 7 and 21, 6-8 p.m. Reservations required. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.

"Cultivating Attention I," 1923 W. Colorado Ave. This meditation course is the first in a series covering the six supports for practice, purpose, methods and daily life practice. Tuesdays through March 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 290-9789 or visit movetowisdom.com for more.

Satsang and Meditation, Siva Mandir, 128 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Meditation followed by Kirtan, a reading and an Aarti service. Wednesdays through May 2, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Call 229-4290 for more.

"Be Still and Know That I Am God," Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N. 20th St. Free. Presenting an opportunity to prepare your heart and mind for the season of Lent. Sat., Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 633-9295 for more.

"Building Your Own Herbal Formulations," Sage Woman Herbs, 308-A South Eighth St. $15-$20. Learn about proper dosing, indications and contraindications and make your own herbal formulas. Sat., Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 473-9702 or visit sagewomanherbs.com for more.

Taketina Practice Groups, Manitou Wellness Center, 725C Manitou Ave. Donations only. Have fun and challenge yourself with polyrhythms. Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Call 685-1480 or visit taketina.com for more.

"Past Life Exploration," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Explore your past lives and create greater understanding, awareness and healing. Sundays in February, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 232-2499 or cohypnotherapy.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. 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.

First Congregational Saturday Movement Practice, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Donations accepted. Building community through movement and dance. Childcare provided. 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 hips in February, and the back in March. Meets Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Call 264-9553 for more.

click to enlarge Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. - Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the 10th - Annual Student Art Show, through Feb. 20. Visit - cottonwoodartistsschool.com for more.
  • Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the 10th Annual Student Art Show, through Feb. 20. Visit cottonwoodartistsschool.com 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. 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
District Eleven Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering "Beginning International Folk Dance" and "Simple Steps to Better Health," Feb. 8. "Managing Rental Property" and "Feng Shui Basics," Feb. 13. Call 520-2384 or visit d11.org/communityed for more.

Free Computer Classes, Pikes Peak Libraries. Offering Internet Basics, Feb. 8 and 14. Intro to Microsoft Word, Feb. 12, 13, 21 and 24. Intermediate Microsoft Word, Feb. 15. 55+ Word Processing Basics, Feb. 15. Word Processing Lab, Feb. 22. Finding Information, Feb. 21. 55+ Computer Basics, Feb. 22. Beginning Yahoo E-mail, Feb. 28. eBay 101, Feb. 28. Call 389-8968 for reservations and more.

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

Western Museum of Mining & Industry Events, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting "Messages in Stone: Colorado's Colorful Geology," with Colorado's State Geologist Dr. Vince Matthews. Thurs., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Earth Science and Nature Workshop with Professor Steven Wade Veatch. Sat., Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Call 488-0880 or visit wmmi.org for reservations.

"Five in a Bed: Tales of Early Colorado Hotels," Old Colorado City Historical Society, 1 S. 24th St. Presenting a slide show by Mary Humphreys on the history and current state of eight old hotels. Fri., Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "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.

Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium, Double Tree Hotel World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $30-$70. Presenting an educational forum for creating appealing and enduring landscapes in southern Colorado. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10. Call the CSU Cooperative Extension at 636-8923 for more.

Antique Workshops, The Antique Mall of Colorado Springs, 1024 S. Tejon St. $10. Offering "Furniture Styles," Feb. 10, 9:30-11 a.m. "Understanding Antique Values," Feb. 17, 9:30-11 a.m. Call 520-1415 for more.

Birdhouses for Bluebirds, Wild Bird Center, 1722 E. Woodmen Road. Free. Learn about proper birdhouses for attracting bluebirds and other common cavity nesting birds. Sat., Feb. 10, 9-10 a.m. Call 548-9863 for reservations.

"Railroads, Mines and Mills of Ute Pass Area," Community Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. "Some Urban Walk Stories," with Leslie Bergstrum, Sun., Feb. 11, 3 p.m. "William Bell as a Railroad Spy," with Lew Archer, Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m. "Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Past and Present," with David Maddox and Linda Landes, Sun., March 11, 3 p.m. "The Cliff House: Mountain Hospitality at Its Finest," with Deborah Harrison and Betty Jo Cardona, Sun., March 25, 3 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "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.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "Gardening for Newcomers to the Pikes Peak Region," Feb. 13 and 15. "Three-Season Vegetable Gardening & Secrets to Amending," Feb. 20 and 22. "Soil & What Every Homeowner Should Know about Irrigation," Feb. 27 and March 1. Call 636-8923 to register.

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

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Presenting "The Language of the Deaf: Signing and the Culture of the Hearing Impaired," with Diana Lynn. Tues., Feb. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"Protecting Water Quality," CC's Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. The League of Women Voters of Colorado presents some of the latest approaches to protect rivers, lakes and streams. Sat., Feb. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 473-7083 or visit lwvppr.org for more.

"Managing Your Life," Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St. Free. Learn techniques to avoid stress, control your time and have a better quality of life. Thurs., Feb. 22, noon to 1 p.m. Call 471-3170 for reservations.

"Oil and Gas: Fuel for the Current Rockies Boom," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Commons, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting "Renewable Energy Possibilities: Offsets to Traditional Sources," with Randy Udall, director of the CORE in Aspen, Tues., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. "Adjusting to the End of Cheap Oil: What Should the U.S. and the Rockies Do?" with Matthew R. Simmons, author of Twilight in the Desert, Mon., March 5, 7:30 p.m. Visit stateoftherockies.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.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations. Offering classes on photography, poetry, music, film, finances, religion, health, history and more. Call 633-4991 or visit visitpillar.org for more.

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

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.

Literary Events
Adult Great Books Reading & Discussion Group, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Discussing The Nose by Nikolai Gogol. Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:45-9 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1206.

Blue Streak Poetry Open Mic, Rico's Cafe and Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St. Free. Come read your poetry or listen. Mon., Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m. Call 200-4268 for more.

Open Mic Poetry, Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Open mic poetry reading for anyone and everyone. Wed., Feb. 14, 7-10 p.m. Call 720/404-1950 for more.

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

Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Wyndham Hotel Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $295-$350. Presenting a journey into the world of commercial fiction with speakers that include authors, agents and editors. April 20-22. Call 531-5723 or visit ppwc.net for more.

Music

acoustic Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive. $20. Presenting 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.

classical Colorado Springs Philharmonic, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $12-$50. Presenting Brandenburg and Brahms with a pre-concert conversation led by Maestro Smith and Michael Campion one hour before the concert. Sat., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. Call 884-2110 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. $5-$10. Presenting Music in a Grand Space, high school vocalists and high school chamber ensembles. Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Visit cvae.org for more.

Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Series, Forestgate Presbyterian Church, 970 Northgate Road. $18-$22. Presenting Pianist Michael Baron. Sat., Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m. Michael Baron and Renato Premezzi, piano duo. Sat., April 21, 7 p.m. Call 484-0192 for more.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road.$5-$8. Music Director Roger Sebby and the Philharmonic present Month of Romance, music of Dvorak, Johann Strauss, Mancini and more. Sun., Feb. 11, 3 p.m. Music of the British Isles with the Colorado Skye Pipe Band, March 25, 3 p.m. Call 685-6468 or visit www.pikespeakphil.org for more.

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

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 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.

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

Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society Sunday Jazz Affair, Olympian Plaza Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. $5-$7. Featuring music of the Broadmoor Penrose Room Trio with vocalist Lila Mori, dancing, door prizes and cash bar. Sun., Feb. 11, 2-5 p.m. Call 685-9451 or visit ppjass.org for more.

Third Annual Jazz Caf, Liberty High School, 8720 Scarborough Drive. $2-$5. Featuring performances by both LHS jazz bands and refreshments. Thurs., Feb. 15. Caf opens at 6:30 p.m. Performances at 7 p.m. Call 234-2200 for more.

other music

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely and Guy Clark in Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $49.50-$65. The foursome will perform classic folk, country and rock favorites. Thurs., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 or visit pikespeakcenter.org for more.

African Drum and Dance Workshops, Community for Spiritual Living Center, 3685 Jeannine Drive. $20-$25. Presenting workshops with master drummer Dr. Djobi. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10. African Drumming, 7-8:30 p.m. and African Dance, 8:30-10 p.m. Call Tony at 964-8031 for more.

An Evening of Asian Treasures Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$15, children under 5 free. Featuring Guzheng Artist Wu Fei, Gamelan Tunas Mekar Orchestra, Denver Taiko Drums and Chinese folk dancers. Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Call 287-7624 or visit cscci.org for more.

Gospel Music Workshop of America Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. The local Gospel Music Workshop of America Choir will present Staying on the Wall. Sun., Feb. 11, 3 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu for more.

House Concert Series, Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St. $10-$12. Featuring romantic favorites with The Storys, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. The original music of Joe Uveges, March 16, 7 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for more.

Music on the Mesa, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $10-$12 individual, $20 family. Unity's music director and local vocal instructor Connie Castro will perform. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30-9 p.m. Potluck dinner, 6:15 p.m. Call Noreen at 495-0645 for more.

Performances
Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Presenting Troy Baxley through Feb. 11. Master Hypnotist Jac Rene, Feb. 27 to March 11. Call 591-0707 or visit loonees.com for more.

Save This City, CC's Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. $2-$5 tickets at Worner Campus Center Info Desk. The Civilians will produce a theatrical documentary based on the religious diversity in Colorado Springs. Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 8-10, 8 p.m. Saturday matinee, 2 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Osborne Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $5, UCCS student free. Theatre d' Art and UCCS VAPA will present a dark comedy by Dario Fo. Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 8-11, 8 p.m. Call 262-3232 for more.

Truth, Justice or the American Way, CSU-Pueblo, Life Science Auditorium, Pueblo. Free. Presenting improvisational and classic sketch comedy of The Second City comedy troupe. Seating is limited. Not recommended for children. Fri., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/549-2975 for more.

Speak of Be Spoken For, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Join poet Ruth Forman, Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. and jazz musicians Encompass in an evening designed to lift up African American spiritualities in unity. Fri., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Star Bar Players Events, City Auditorium, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $12-$15. Presenting Sam Shepard's True West Feb. 9-11. Call 573-7411 or visit starbarplayers.org for more.

click to enlarge 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 A Mans Perspective, works by - Chris Fielder, Michael Pointer and Ray Shaw to benefit - the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, through - April 28.
  • 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 A Mans Perspective, works by Chris Fielder, Michael Pointer and Ray Shaw to benefit the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, through April 28.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $12-$32. Featuring The Wizard of Oz, based on the 1939 movie. Dinner option available. Feb. 9-25. Call 719/564-0579 or runyontheater.org for more.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St. $65. Featuring Death of King Edmund and a gourmet dinner, Feb. 9 and March 9, 7:30 p.m. Murder Aboard the Titan and a gourmet dinner, Feb. 23 and March 23, 7:30 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for more.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $22-$25. Featuring The Syringa Tree though Feb. 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 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.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, based on the popular children's story. 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.

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, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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.

Thumbelina, Louisa Performing Arts Center, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Road. $7-$12. Derby Dance & Music will present an original ballet choreographed by Nancy Derby and Valerie Morris. Sun., Feb. 11, 2 and 5 p.m. Call 475-0625 or visit derbydance.com for more.

Stand Up Comedy Night, Thunder & Buttons II, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Presenting an evening of fun and laughter. Mondays through Feb. 26, 7:45 p.m. Call 447-9888 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. Miracle of Mozart, Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m. Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Feb. 23-24, 8 p.m. Russian American Kids Circus, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. and 2 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.

Manitou Art Theater Events, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $15. Featuring 10 Minutes Max, a taste of vaudeville, Feb. 15-17, and 22-24, 8 p.m. Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

Step Afrika, CC's Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. $15. Presenting a step-dance performance integrating traditional African dance with the dance made popular by African American fraternities and sororities. Mon., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu for more.

Opera Theater of the Rockies, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$75. Presenting the opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, along with the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and Colorado's Classical Youth Ballet. Sat., March 3, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

Recreation
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Duck, Duck, Goose," Feb. 8. "Just Ducky," Feb. 10. "Nature Adventures: Rodent Friends," Feb. 14. "Telescope Workshop 101 & Star Party," Feb. 16. "This Bird's a Hoot," Feb. 24. "Nature Adventures: Tracks and Trails," Feb. 28. Call 520-6745 for more.

Stride and Ride, The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Dr. The Southern Colorado Muscular Dystrophy Association is recruiting walkers and team captains for this indoor fundraising walk. Sat., Feb. 10, registration at 7:30 a.m., walk at 9 a.m. Call 260-8777 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering "Valentine Cookie Decorating," Feb. 10. "Nature Explorers: Whose Clues?" Feb. 15. "Searching for Orion," Feb. 16. "Winter Birds at Bear Creek," Feb. 17. "Bear Creek Young Naturalists: Hands-On Science," Feb. 24. Call 520-6387 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, through Feb. 10. Call 576-2626 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

"Wildlife Conservation Retirement: How to Find Your Chance for Adventure, Experience, and Meaning," Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4225 Sinton Road. Free. The Sierra Club presents wilderness volunteers Donna Young and Roger Ratcliff. Tues., Feb. 13. Call 385-0045 for more.

Great Backyard Bird Count, National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Join an event spanning the U.S. and Canada. Simply count the highest number of each bird species in an outing and enter your tally. Fri.-Mon., Feb. 16-19. Visit birdsource.org/gbbc for more.

Class 5A State Basketball Tournament, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $6-$8. Hosting a portion of the state's "Sweet 16" boys and girls basketball matchups. Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 28 to March 1, 2:20, 4:10, 5:50 and 7:30 pm. Tickets available at the box office on game day. Visit chsaa.org for more.

Red Rock Canyon Guided Tours, U.S. 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, hands-on activities and more. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.org for a calendar of events.

dance parties & workshops

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, Cotton-eyed Joe, mixers, country waltz, cowboy cha-cha, easy squares and more. No experience or partner required. Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 or visit roncounts.com for more.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $9-$10. Dance to live music including big band, country, Latin and more. Sat., Feb. 10, 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.

Contra Dancing Workshop, 528 E. Bijou St. $4. Learn easy dance steps. No partner or experience needed. Also offering monthly dances. Sun., Feb. 11, 1-4 p.m. Call 578-8979 or visit geocities.com/pptdcontra for more.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Dance Colorado Dance Studio, 612 S. Tejon St. $48-$60. Learn Latin technique, tango, country waltz, east coast swing, salsa, ballroom bootcamp and more. Lessons beginning each month. Ask for the introductory special. Call 473-1395 or visit dancecolorado.net 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 in 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. 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, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

Special Events
For the Love of Children, Circle Baptist Church, 801 N. Circle Drive. $5. The Family Attachment Center presents its annual fundraiser featuring a concert by Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and a silent auction. Sat., Feb. 10, 4-9 p.m. Call 632-3204 or visit familyattachmentcenter.org for more.

Rockin' Sock Hop, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $12-$15. Featuring a Valentine's dance with music from the '50s and '60s. Prizes for best costumes, hula hoopers, dancers and craziest socks. Sat., Feb. 10, 7-10 p.m. Call 481-0475 for more.

PPGLCC Awards Dinner & Theme Party, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $45. The Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center invites all to a dance and awards dinner. Sat., Feb. 10, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 471-4429 or visit ppglcc.org for more.

AME Founder's Day: A Celebration of Black History, Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3625 Marion Drive. Free. Presenting speaker USAF Chaplain Ruth N. Segres, music and complimentary lunch. Sun., Feb. 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 591-6271 or visit paynechapel@paynechapel-amec.com for more.

A Taste of Valentines, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Featuring live music, door prizes, appetizers, desserts and a presentation by author Rosemary Fetter on Colorado's Legendary Lovers. Tues., Feb. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for reservations.

Seniors Valentine Dance, Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Drive. Free. Enjoy a dance, refreshments and information on the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. Membership not required. Wed., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Vanessa Newman at 593-9622 for more.

*Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade, Manitou Avenue. Presenting Manitou's annual family-friendly Mardi Gras-style celebration with music, floats, costumes and giant puppets. Starts with the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off in Soda Springs Park at 11 a.m. Parade participants meet in Memorial Park at 12:30 p.m. Parade begins at 1 p.m. After-parade family entertainment at the Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave. Sat., Feb. 17. Call 685-4317 or visit manitousprings.org for more.

Front Range Mardi Gras, Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring Cajun food, Creole cooking and Zydeco music. Mon. Feb. 19, 6-10 p.m. Call 632-2596 for more.

Addy Awards 2006, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. $75. The Pikes Peak Advertising Federation invites you to a pirate-themed gala honoring excellence in advertising. Formal attire or a costume required. Sat., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Visit PPAF.org for more.

Mature Workers' Job Fair, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. The Senior Resource Council presents a job fair for older workers and business interested in employing them. Fri., April 27, noon to 4 p.m. Call 260-0744 for more.

Youth & Family
Alliance Breastfeeding Center Classes, 5664 N. Academy Blvd. Offering "Breastfeeding Basics," Feb. 8 and 20. "Babywearing 101: Sling Basics," Feb. 9 and 23. "Power Pumping," Feb. 10 and 14. "Cloth Diaper Workshop," Feb. 20. Call 268-1888 or visit nursingzone.com to register.

Car Seat Safety Fair, Red Noland Collision center, 1085 W. Moreno Ave. Donations accepted. The Colorado Springs Police Department will offer certified car seat technicians to ensure that infant seats are installed correctly. Sat., Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Officer Paul Meeks at 385-2140 for more.

Drumming Fun, Pikes Peak Libraries. Celebrate Black History Month with drummer Bob Hall playing African rhythms. Ruth Holley Branch, Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. Briargate Branch, Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m. Fountain Branch, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Sand Creek Branch, Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

A Show of Hands!, Pikes Peak Libraries. Learn American Sign Language with Tamara Brody as she shares the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Monument Branch, Feb. 10, 1:30 a.m. East Library, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Old Colorado City Branch, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. Palmer Lake Branch, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch, Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m. Penrose Library, Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. Ute Pass Branch, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. "Chinese New Year Banners," Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m., $1. "Adinkra Quilt Block Making," Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. Reservations required. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

Childbirth Educator Training, ABC, 5664 N. Academy Blvd. Offering training to teach different types of childbirth education courses. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 17-18, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 331-1292 or visit birthingtouch.com for more.

Volunteer Opportunities


Pikes Peak Library District is seeking volunteers for many positions including tutors, language aides, community outreach assistants, stockroom clerks, bookstore clerks, hold processors and more. Applications available at ppld.org and at all libraries. Call 531-6333 ext. 2223 for more.

Front Range Wildlife Center is seeking graphic design and web page design help. This is an opportunity open to students building a portfolio as well as experienced designers. Small compensation provided. Ends Feb. 26. Call 964-7826 for more.

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to plant and maintain flowerbeds as part of the "2007 Springs in Bloom" program. Call 578-6649 or visit springsgov.com for more.

Council for Educational Travel, USA seeks loving homes to host foreign exchange students who are attending area high schools. Community Coordinators needed too. Call Karin Bugatti at 888-9CETUSA for more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to local youth as part of a new program. Go for walks, play in the park, watch movies, play board games, cook food and share other positive experiences with kids each week. Call 633-2443 or visit bbbscolo.org/pikespeak for more.

Memories in the Making, a program of the Alzheimer's Association, is looking for artists to volunteers in facilitating small art groups for people with Alzheimer's disease. Call Susan at 684-2030 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.

click to enlarge 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 Mutinous Continuum, - works by Drew Stofflet, Tim Davis, J.P.Z., Kim Polomka - and Richard Ward and more, through March 1.
  • 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 Mutinous Continuum, works by Drew Stofflet, Tim Davis, J.P.Z., Kim Polomka and Richard Ward and more, through March 1.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 volunteers to observe, clean, feed and socialize reptiles in the shelter, and to staff adoption and education tables. Must be 18 years or older. 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

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring Bebe Alexander: Constructives and Arvada Artist's Guild 48th Annual Membership Exhibition through March 25. Marie Gibbons and Jimmy Sellars: Residual Memory through April 11. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring works by Halim Al-Karim, Kris Cox and Christopher Morris, Feb. 9 to May 19. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit bmoca.org for more.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/913-0169. Featuring Inspiring Impressionism, Feb. 23 to May 25. Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt, April 13 to July 6. Charles Deas: Telling Tales to 1840s America, May 17 to Aug. 10. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.

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

Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver. Featuring Representing the Unspeakable: 10 "Glocal" Artists Interpret Genocide through April 27. Call 303/394-9993 or visit mizelmuseum.org for more.

film I Have Never Forgotten You, Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver. Presenting a film about the life and legacy of legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. Tues., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Call 303/394-9993 ext. 4 or visit mizelmuseum.og for more.

Boulder International Film Festival, Boulder Theater, Boulder Public Library and other venues, Boulder. $8-$10 per film, $295 VIP pass. Featuring over 50 films from around the world as well as workshops, panels and parties. Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 15-18. Call 303/449-2283 or visit biff1.com 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.

literary Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch. Presenting Dan Simmons, Feb. 8. Charlene Porter and Kate Mosse, Feb. 9. Wellington Webb, Feb. 12. John Henderson, Feb. 13. Emily Rapp and Mike Befeler, Feb. 15. Joan Collins, Feb. 16. Visit tatteredcover.com for more.

music Tommy Castro Band, Merlino's Belvedere, 1330 Elm Ave. Canon City. $20-$25. Featuring national blues act, the Tommy Castro Band with George & Cal. Feb. 9, 7:15 p.m. Call 719/275-5558 for more.

Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival, Northglenn Ramada Plaza, I-25 and 120th Ave., Denver. Featuring a variety of bands, workshops, beginner jams and a vendor fair. Feb. 16-18. Call 800/494-0317 or visit seamanevents.com for more.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Presenting 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 Love Letters from Paris, Jeremy Sortore singing French love songs, Feb. 22, 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.

North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, various venues, Hotchkiss. $20-$50. Featuring bluegrass, folk, acoustic blues, honky-tonk and old-time music in a family setting with performances, jams, workshops and camping. June 8-10. Call 970/872-8000 or visit northforkbluegrass.com for more.

recreation & learning Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Walk, Recreation Office, 575 Ash St., Cañon City. Free. Sponsoring a 5K and 10K walk. Sat., Feb. 10. Start between 9 a.m. and noon. Call 372-3541 or visit angelfire.com/co4/fw for more.

2007 Conference on Inclusive Education, Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver. $70-$340. PEAK Parent Center will present a national conference for parents and educators on successfully educating children, including those with disabilities. Thurs.- Sat., Feb. 15-17. Visit peakparent.org for more.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Free admission day for Colorado residents, Mon., Feb. 19. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. James Reveal, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Suzy Bales, March 8, 7 p.m. Holly Shimizu, April 5, 7 p.m. Julie Moir Messervy, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. "Choosing, Adjusting and Maintaining Your Sprinkler System," with Brent Meecham, Wed, Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m. Call 720/865-3580 or visit botanicgardens.org for more.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Presenting Movie and a Martini featuring When Harry Met Sally, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. The Horse in Fine Art through March 21. Art and the Animal through April 1. Showing the film Beavers through October. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org 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 a lectures series with "Peace Pipe: The Calumet in Native Diplomacy before Lewis and Clark," Tues., Feb. 20, 1 and 7 p.m. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.

performances

An Unnatural Act, Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. $20. Presenting comedy, juggling and more with David Deeble. Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/660-6799 or visit amazingshows.com for more.

New Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Presenting Pure Piaf, with Alex Ryer as Edith Piaf, through Feb. 25. Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m. Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 5:30 p.m. The Call 303/309-3773 or visit denvercivic.com for more.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring the comedy Queen of Bingo! Through Feb. 18. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Subject Was Roses through Feb. 25. The Dinosaur Play, a children's show, Feb. 13 to May 4. Buckets and Tap Shoes, March 3, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Steps, March 4, 2 p.m. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $21. Featuring the musical 42nd Street, Feb. 9-25. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver. $25-65. Presenting Legends!, a catfight comedy with Joan Collins and Linda Evans, through Feb. 18. Heartbeat, Feb. 28 to March 3. The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, March 10 to Aug. 5. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets and more.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $4-$6. Featuring Trunks: A Live Comic Book, a children's play, every other Saturday through May 5 at 1 and 3 p.m. Starship Troy, a live sitcom, every other Tuesday and Wednesday through May 23, 8 p.m. Call 720/946-1388 or visit buntport.com for more.

The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver. $12-$25. Featuring Right On, America, a late night comedy show. Fridays and Saturdays through March 10, 10:30 p.m. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.

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. 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.

special events

48th Annual Colorado Garden & Home Show, Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver. $10-$12, children 12 and under free. Featuring the latest in gardening, landscaping and home improvement ideas, products and services through Feb. 11. Call 303/932-8100 or visit gardeningcolorado.com for more.

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