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click to enlarge 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 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.

Art Shows & Galleries
Artists Lair Gallery and Studio, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Featuring Faces and Figures, a father-daughter show with Nethery and Aubrey Wylie, through Feb. 22.

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. Chromatic Vibes, works by 12 water media artists, Feb. 26 to March 31. Opening reception, Fri., March 2, 5-8 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, through Feb. 27. Colorado Gold: Tapping Colorado's Creative Mother Lode through March 3. Visit thebac.org for more.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Nicking the Never, works by Marina Zurkow, through April 14. Opening reception, Thurs., Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Soul Works, art by Jannine Scott and Robin Anderson, through March 19. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.

Cucuru Gallery, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Cuban Art and Baskets of the Wounaan and Embera Indians through February.

Eichman Gallery, Park State Bank and Trust, 710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 587-9234. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring Fine Art Scholarship Show, works by high school scholarship winners, through Feb. 28.

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.

Fireplace Gallery of Colorado, 5755 Industrial Place, 574-3224. Presenting the Colorado Springs Art Guild 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 ceramic vessels by Dave Meyers through February. 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. Featuring Better Homes & Icons, works by Heather Oelklaus, through March.

Machu Picchu Store, 954 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1418. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Art of Peru, native artworks by Peruvian artisans, through April.

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 Silver Gelatin and Oil, photographs by Bill Starr and paintings by Sean Dunston, through March.

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Mutinous Continuum, works by Brian and Michelle Schivner, Llangdon Foss, Julianza Shavin, Randy Wix, Marina Eckler and more, through June 1.

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 High Country Artists, works of 17 local artists, through March 2.

Pikes Perk Coffee Cafe, 1616 S. Eighth St., 634-7375. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to 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, 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.

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 through May 5. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. 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, works by designers of the Mexican Silver Renaissance, through March 17. Visit smokebrush.org for more.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Open Wed.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Colorado Art Education Association Annual Exhibit 2007, works by Colorado art teachers, through March 17. Visit trilakesarts.org for more.

click to enlarge Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333. Fountain - Branch featuring Whimsical Abstracts, geometrical - abstracts in watercolor and oil by Teri D. Brown, through - Feb. 27. East Library featuring The Courage to - Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1943, through Feb. 28. - Visit ppld.org for more.
  • Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333. Fountain Branch featuring Whimsical Abstracts, geometrical abstracts in watercolor and oil by Teri D. Brown, through Feb. 27. East Library featuring The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1943, through Feb. 28. Visit ppld.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 through March 16. Gallery talk, Fri., Feb. 23, 6 p.m. Miracles and Memories, embroidered pictorial narratives in the University Center, March 1-31. Opening reception, March 1, 5-8 p.m. 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 Pottery of the Southwest through Feb. 28. Visit velezgalleries.com for more.

art events "What's the Big Idea?" Series, CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting artist Marina Zurkow discussing her artistic endeavors including multi-media installations, film, animation and more. Thurs., Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 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 mural in the Hoag Gallery, though April 28. Reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.

Auditions & Entries
National Playwright Festival needs women (ages 20-70) and men (ages 20-50) for six 10-minute plays at the Manitou Art Theater in April. Auditions will be held Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 475-2465 for appointments and more.

The Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is seeking entries for its Flash Fiction Contest. Submit works of 100 words or less related to the theme "In Your Back Yard" by March 1. Call 495-2702 or visit nlapwcolorado.org and click "Pikes Peak" for more.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater will hold auditions for its upcoming season on Sun., March 4, 3 p.m. The theater is seeking an intermission singer as well as two male and two female actors. All positions are paid. Call 685-1324 for audition requirements and more.

CSU-Pueblo announces the Southern Colorado Women Poets competition. On the back include: author's name, phone, address and division (middle school, high school, college or community-at-large). Submit up to three poems by March 7. Call 719/549-2651 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 8. Call 761-6002 or e-mail revjenb@gmail.com for more.

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

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking citizens to serve on the Asset Naming Board and the Investment Advisory Committee. Both positions are at-large and require only an interest in city affairs. Send a resume and cover letter before Fri., Feb. 23, to City Council, Attn: Marti Devine, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Call 385-5453 for more.

Clubs & Organizations
No Kidding, India Palace, 5644 N. Academy Blvd. Holding a Colorado Springs Meet & Greet for this social club for child-free adults. Sat., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. RSVP to denvernokidding@yahoo.com by Fri., Feb. 23. Visit geocities.com/denvernokidding for more.

Public Relations Society of America Pikes Peak Chapter, Phantom Canyon Brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15-$20. Presenting lunch with Sarah Knowlton, public relations manager for the 2008 U.S. Senior Open. Wed., Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Kate at 476-4923 to RSVP.

American Association of University Women, Patty Jewett Club House at 900 Espanola St. $14. A luncheon featuring "Beyond the Burka" with Vicki Pokaluk on women in Afghanistan. Sat., March 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP to Jeanne March at 590-7237 by March 1.

Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. Free. Featuring worship music, testimonies and activities including volleyball, movies, book clubs, board games and more for singles 30 and over. Meets Fridays, 7-10:30 p.m. Call 884-6229 for more.

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

Film & Video
Thin, CC's Slocum Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Author Courtney Martin will show the movie Thin and lead a discussion about eating disorders. Mon., Feb. 26, 4 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

French Cin Club, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) in French with English subtitles. Mon., Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Call 389-6519 for more.

Indymedia Newsreal Brown Bag, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo St. Free. Presenting film clips that corporate media don't show. Tues., Feb. 27, noon to 1 p.m. Call 471-3405 or visit ppjpc.org for more.

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Microbrew Tasting, Feb. 22. California Wine Tasting, Feb. 24. Wines of the World Tasting, March 1. Pre-registration is required. Call 596-4700 for more.

Spanish Wine Dinner, La Belle Vie, 1685 S. Eighth St. $65. Southwest Wine & Spirits invites you to sample Spanish wines paired with a six-course meal. Fri., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Call 471-9849 for more.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Offering Fillet Your Own Fish, Feb. 23. Kids Wild about Cooking, Feb. 24. Eating Well Cooking Class, Feb. 28. Senior Breakfast, Feb. 28. Intro to Tai Chi/Qigong, Feb. 28. Call 622-1099 for more.

Chef's Gala and Silent Auction, Broadmoor West, Rocky Mountain Ballroom, $95. Featuring an appetizer, entre and dessert competition between 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.

click to enlarge Woodland Park Public Library Gallery, 218 E. Midland - Ave., Woodland Park, 687-8562. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 - a.m. to 7 p.m., weekend hours vary. Featuring Capricorn - Rising, by Julianza Shavin-Katz, though March. Visit - opticalreverb.com for more.
  • Woodland Park Public Library Gallery, 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-8562. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekend hours vary. Featuring Capricorn Rising, by Julianza Shavin-Katz, though March. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "You're So Sweet," Feb. 25, 5:30-7 p.m., $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.

The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering cooking classes Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, $40. Salmon, Feb. 24. Wine tastings, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., $20. Fortified Wines, Feb. 28. Call 598-7565 or visit thebluestar.net for more.

Chef's Catalog Retail Store Classes, 5070 Centennial Blvd. $50-$60. Classes with chefs from The Broadmoor, Craftwood Inn and more. Italian Foods & Wines, Feb. 27. The Art of Preparing Duck, Feb. 28. Call 272-2700 for more.

Health & Healing
Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Offering "Emotional Freedom Technique," Feb. 23-25. "Kundalini, The Evolutionary Energy of the Universe," Feb. 26. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.

Black History Month Mental Health Awareness Fair, Otis Park Community Center, 731 N. Iowa Ave. Free. Providing screenings and information to build awareness of mental health in the African-American community. Sat., Feb. 24, 12-3 p.m. Call 573-7846 for more.

Beginning Reiki, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument. Learn ways to heal yourself on physical, mental and emotional levels. Sat., Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 339-1172 for more.

"Contemplative/Centering Prayer Workshop," Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N. 20th St. $30. Presenting a workshop for strengthening the contemplative dimension of your life. Sun., Feb. 25, 1:15-5:15 p.m. Call 633-0655 for more.

"Love, the Passkey to Heaven," ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Offering a free discussion. Sun., Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. Call 633-0453 or visit eckankar.org for more.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Tarot readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays, $25. "Magick of Herbs," Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m., $35. "Essential Oils: What They Do and How," Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m., $25. Call 591-0236 for more.

Divorce & Relationship Recovery Workshop, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. $35. Sponsored by the church's Single Adult Department. Tuesday evenings, Feb. 27 to April 17. Call 884-6229 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.

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

Lectures & Learning
"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.

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

"How to Prepare Your Home for Sale: The Wow Factor," Cheyenne Mountain Library, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., and Rockrimmon Library, Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Local realtors will share staging secrets and free guides. Call Nan at 590-6105 for more.

"From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas," UCCS University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Presenting African-American history researcher La Vonne Neal. Fri., Feb. 23, 4 p.m. Call 262-3613 for reservations.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry Events, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting 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.

"Pike's Peak by Postcard," Old Colorado History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Donations accepted. Presented by Mel McFarland, a local railroad historian. Sat., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

"Railroads, Mines and Mills of Ute Pass Area," Community Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. "William Bell as a Railroad Spy," with Lew Archer, Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.

"Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body," CC's Loomis Lounge, 1104 N. Cascade Ave. Courtney Martin will read from her upcoming book and lead a Q&A session. Mon., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

"Top Ten Presidential Blunders in U.S. History," Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free. Presenting a lecture by Phil McDonald. Tues., Feb. 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 576-1814 for more.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Presenting "Bright Child, Gifted Child: How Can You Tell the Difference?" a discussion with Renaissance Academy founder Clayanna Killing. Tues., Feb. 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

Literary Events
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring Pueblo poet Tony Moffeit performing poetry, music and blues with guitarist Rick Terlep. Sat., Feb 24, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.

click to enlarge FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. - Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to - 10 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for - non-members. Featuring Spring Forward through March - 4. First Thursday Wine Tasting, March 1, 5-8 p.m. 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 through March 4. First Thursday Wine Tasting, March 1, 5-8 p.m. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

"Screenwriting A to Z," Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland Rd. Jim Ciletti presents a workshop on how to write a great screenplay. Limited to eight writers. Tues., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. Call 634-2367 for more.

"How to Publish Your Own Book, Manual or Catalog," Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $20. Learn how to design a publication to best suit your purpose and fit your budget. Wed., Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 685-1861 ext. 45 or visit thepublishingpro.com for more.

Music

acoustic

Music for the Spirit, Songs for the Soul, First Congregational Church, 30 E. St. Vrain St. $10-$12. Concert sponsored by Soul Link with Joe Uveges and special guest Susan Rissman. Fri, Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m. Call 776-2672 for more.

classical

Pueblo Symphony, Hoag Recital Hall, CSU-Pueblo. $20-$25. Some Enchanted Evening, Sat. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Presenting pianist Joyce Yang, a Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, performing classical pieces. Sat., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

other music

Lions & Tigers & Bands, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $5-$10. Meet exotic cats and enjoy dancing, food, drinks and local bands. Proceeds benefit Big Cats of Serenity Springs. Sat., Feb. 24, 2-11 p.m. Call 271-1005 for more.

U.S. Air Force Academy Band Recital Series, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, on Mon., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., and CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., on Tues., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Free. Featuring the Rampart Winds Woodwind Quintet with Ms. Susan Grace on piano. Call 556-9952 for more.

Performances
High School Musical, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12. Alleycat Theatrics will perform its latest musical production. Thurs., Feb. 22, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Call 209-1484 for more.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring Little Shop of Horrors, through March 11. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 634-5583 for tickets and more.

Manitou Art Theater Events, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring 10 Minutes Max, a taste of vaudeville, Feb. 22-24, 8 p.m., $15. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

The Vagina Monologues, UCCS Upper Lodge, 1010 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $10. Featuring a performance by students and faculty. Thurs., Feb 22, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 24, 1 p.m., and Sun, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. Call 262-4323 for more.

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

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $20-$95. Presenting Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Feb. 23-24, 8 p.m. Capitol Steps, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. Presenting Russian American Kids Circus, Sat., Feb. 24. All shows 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.

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

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

Recreation
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering "Bear Creek Young Naturalists: Hands-On Science," Feb. 24. Call 520-6387 for more.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering "This Bird's a Hoot," Feb. 24. "Nature Adventures: Tracks and Trails," Feb. 28. Call 520-6745 for more.

Class 5A state basketball tournament, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $6-$8. 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.

click to enlarge Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., - 385-5990. Featuring A Day in the Life of Fannie Mae - Duncan. Visit cspm.org for more.
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring A Day in the Life of Fannie Mae Duncan. Visit cspm.org for more.

dance parties & workshops

Day of Dance, Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place. Presenting dances, music, heart-wellness education, fitness information and other activities promoting women's heart health. Sat., Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 365-8899 for more.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, Cotton-eyed Joe, mixers and more. No experience or partner required. Sat., Feb. 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 or visit roncounts.com for more.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $9-$10. Featuring dances to different bands including big band, country, Latin and polka. Sat., Feb. 24, 7:30-11 p.m. Call 633-0195 or visit internationalpolkaclub.org for more.

"The Dance of Interdependence: Being Me While I'm with You," The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. $25. Learn through dance to express yourself more fully in relationship. Sun., Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. Call 303/494-7758 for more.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Dance Colorado Dance Studio, 612 S. Tejon St. $48-$60. Offering adult classes, teen classes and more. Evening and Saturday classes begin March 1. Ask for the introductory special. Call 473-1395 or visit dancecolorado.net for more.

Special Events

Animal Rescue Fair, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. Free. Featuring adoptable pets, ask-a-trainer, educational materials, pet micro chipping, spay/neuter vouchers and pet-related giveaways. Sat., Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 390-7838 for more.

Brazilian Carnaval Celebration, Brazilian Capoeira, 3228 N. Nevada Ave. $7-$9. Celebrate Carnaval with performances, music, workshops and Brazilian food. Sat., Feb. 24, noon to 10 p.m. Call 231-6833 or visit capsprings.com for more.

In the Spirit of Sadako: An Allegory of Forgiveness, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $10 suggested donation. Presenting a dramatic and musical presentation of the story of Sadako, a Japanese girl who died of leukemia after being exposed to the A-bomb. Sat., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Call 475-8858 for more.

Harlem Cabaret, Silverwood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. $5-$10. The UCCS Black Union presents a night of jazz, swing dancers, live comedy and casino games. Sat., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Call 262-3540 or visit uccsoca.com for more.

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

Pueblo Antique Show & Sale, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts Building, Pueblo. $3. Featuring vendors, food and free parking. Feb. 24-25, Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/596-8839 for more.

Purim Carnival and Silent Auction, Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St. Free. The Temple Shalom Religious School PTO invites you to celebrate the Purim Carnival. Sun., Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 634-5311 for more.

NAACP Founder's Day Celebration, Friendship Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale St. Free. Come celebrate the NAACP Founder's Day. Activities include speeches, music and more. Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m. Call 475-7255 for more.

African American Forum Grand Finale, Booz Allen Hamilton, Plaza of the Rockies, Suite 900. Free. Presenting keynote speaker Rosemary Harris and more. Mon., Feb. 26, 4-7 p.m. E-mail moen_kirk@bah.com to RSVP.

13th Annual Spay Day, Humane Society Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane. $15-$30. Offering certificates for low-cost cat neutering and spaying. Certificates are redeemable at area vet clinics. Available through Feb 27. Visit hsppr.org for more.

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers to become a voice in court for an abused or neglected child. No legal experience is required. Attend a volunteer open house at 701 S. Cascade Ave. Mon., Feb. 26, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit casappr.org 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. Closes Feb. 26. Call 964-7826 for more.

Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice is seeking volunteers for caregiver respite, patient visits, phone contacts, office support and special projects. Those with massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, pet therapy and music therapy skills are needed. New volunteer training starts Fri., March 16. Call Kent Mathews at 573-4166 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.

Working Together Against Abuse is seeking donations for its thrift store at 3632 W. Colorado Ave. Household items, toys, books, and clothing for men, teens and children are especially needed. Call 328-1389 for more.

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