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click to enlarge Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. - Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by - muralist, draftsman and instructor Eric Bransby, through - March. Opening reception, Fri., March 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. - Visit cottonwoodartistsschool.com for more.
  • Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by muralist, draftsman and instructor Eric Bransby, through March. Opening reception, Fri., March 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visit cottonwoodartistsschool.com 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 wood vessels by Bill Burson and black-and-white oils by Ernie Ferguson through March 8.

ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. 385-7900. Open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. 1-5 p.m. Presenting Exploring a Legacy: Youth an Diversity, art and poetry of Sierra High School students, March 4 to April 7. Opening reception, March 4, noon to 2 p.m.

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 Sol, works referencing the sun, through March. Chromatic Vibes, works by 12 water media artists in the Common Gallery, through March. 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 Colorado Gold: Tapping Colorado's Creative Mother Lode through March 3. New Orleans Before the Storm, works by Susan Morello and Jo Anne Bailey at Venue 515, through March. Opening reception, Fri., March 9, 5-7 p.m. 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. 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. Visit cspm.org for more.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Soul Works, flame-worked Italian glass by Jannine Scott and contemporary paintings by Robin Anderson, through March 19. Visit commonwheel.com for more.

*Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by nationally known muralist, draftsman and instructor Eric Bransby, through March. Opening reception, Fri., March 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visit cottonwoodartistsschool.com for more.

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 Mountain Artists Group, March 5-22. Opening reception, March 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Into Africa: A Photo Safari, photos by Lenore Hotchkiss, April 9-27. Opening reception, April 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilderness Images, works by Sue Cranston, Executive Director of Indigo Mountain Nature Center, May 8-24. Opening reception, May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, through March 4. Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, March 9 to April 29. Opening reception, Fri., March 9, 5-8 p.m. 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.

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 Products 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 Mutinous Continuum, works by Brian and Michelle Schivner, Llangdon Foss, Julianza Shavin, Randy Wix, Marina Eckler and more, through June 1.

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Silver an Gelatin and Oil, photographs by Bill Starr and paintings by Sean Dunston, through March.

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 in oil, pastel and watercolor, through March 2.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333. Fountain Branch featuring Alex Sena's Gallery. Briargate Branch featuring Academy School District 20 Student Artists. East Library featuring Children of Niger by Lois Culter. Monument Branch featuring Palmer Divide Quiltmakers. 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.

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, through May 5. The Legend of Chromes, works from the Museo Soumaya de Mxico, and Viva La Revoluci'n! Money of the Mexican Revolution through 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, jewelry and hollowware by designers of the Mexican Silver Renaissance benefiting CASA, 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, an annual showcase of works created by Colorado art teachers, through March 17. Visit trilakesarts.org for more.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring The Way We Live Now and other artist books from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, through March 16. Miracles and Memories, embroidered pictorial narratives in the University Center, March 1-31. Opening reception, March 1, 5-8 p.m. 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 Functional Art, furniture by expert woodworker Michael Velez. Visit velezgalleries.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.

The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring Birds and Blooms, works by Elizabeth Hacker, Linda Hauff and others. Opening reception, Fri., March 9, 5:30-8 p.m.

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, works by Julianza Shavin-Katz as a memorial to her father, though March. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.

art events 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. 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
The Rocky Mountain Elk Tour is seeking artists to paint life-size, fiberglass elk that will be placed throughout Teller County as part of a public art project this summer. Chosen artists will be paid $750. Visit elksrus.com to submit a design or sponsor an elk.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater will hold auditions for its upcoming season on Sun., March 4, 3 p.m. at 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. 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 13th annual Southern Colorado's women poets competition. The back of each poem should include: author's name, phone number, address and division (middle school, high school, college or community-at-large). Submit up to three poems by Wed., March 7. Submit to: Margaret Barber, c/o Dept. of English, Psychology Building Room 162, CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001. 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.

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.

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking nominations for the newest class of Mayor's 100 Teens. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism, leadership and academic success. The submission deadline is March 23. Call 385-6954 or visit springsgov.com for nomination packets.

Art In Community (AIC) promotes local artists who are willing to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of their art to a non-profit of the buyer's choice. First exhibit will be March 24. Local artists and non-profits that are interested in participating please call 540-3592.

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. Call 290-1981 or e-mail maricahefti@cs.com for more.

Civic Opportunities
Community Blood Drive, Bonfils Blood Center Bus. Southeast Family YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive, March 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., March 10, noon to 4 p.m. The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East, March 17, noon to 4 p.m. Colorado Department of Revenue, 1480 Quail Lake Loop, March 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 800/365-0006 or visit bonfils.org for more.

City Council Candidates Forum, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. The Trails and Open Space Coalition will host a forum of mayoral and city council candidates. Mon., March 5, 7 p.m. Call 633-6884 for more.

"Why the United States Needs a New Constitution," CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting author Sanford Levinson. Mon., March 5, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

"Making Sense of the 2006/2008 National Elections," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter. Tues., March 6, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

East Middle School Forums, East Middle School Auditorium, 1600 N. Union Blvd., March 6, 8:30 p.m. and District 11 Administration Building, 1115 N. El Paso St., March 7, 8:30 p.m. D-11 will host two community forums on the future utilization of East Middle School. Visit cssd11.k12.co.us for more.

9th Annual Memories in the Making Fundraiser, Broadmoor International Center, 21 Lake Circle. $120. The Alzheimer's Association presents their annual art auction and dinner. Proceeds will support the group's mission, programs and services. Sat., May 12, 6-10 pm. Call 266-8773 or visit alzco.org for more.

Clubs & Organizations
Lyme Disease Support Group Meeting, East Library, 5550 North Union Blvd. Free. Featuring a presentation plus Q&A session with Dr. William Harvey of the Rocky Mountain Chronic Disease Specialists. Sat., March 3, 1-4 p.m. Call 277-0052 for more.

SleepWell Colorado Springs Meeting, Colorado Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Memorial Health System presents "Sleepy in the Springs: What You Don't Know about Sleep Apnea." Tues., March 6, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Call 365-6917 for more.

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. Call Jeanne March at 590-7237 to RSVP by Thurs., March 1.

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., March 15. Call John Stansfield at 303/660-5849 or e-mail jorcstan@juno.com for more.

Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. Free. Featuring worship music, testimonies and activities including volleyball, movies, book clubs, cards, board games and more for singles 30 and over. Meets Fridays, 7-10:30 p.m. Call 884-6229 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
Film Night: Grandpa's Still in the Tuff Shed, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $2-$4. Screening a documentary on Bredo Morstl, a man frozen solid by his grandson in a bizarre cryonics experiment. Fri., March 2, 7 p.m. Call 262-3567 or visit galleryuccs.org for more.

The Secret, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Free will offering. Enjoy popcorn, family fun and a screening of the movie that everyone is talking about. Fri., March 2, 7-9:30 p.m. Call 471-4556 or visit unityrockies.org for more.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Benet Hill Auditorium, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $10. Presenting an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. Tickets available at Mountain Chalet and REI. Sat., March 3, 7 p.m. Call 633-0732 or visit mtnchalet.com for more.

French Cin Club, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting Germinal (1993), March 5. Showings at 6:30 p.m., in French with English subtitles. Call 389-6519 for more.

Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing An Unfinished Life, Ruth Holley Branch, March 8, noon. The Pink Panther (with Steve Martin), Penrose Library, March 13, noon. Glory Road, East Library, March 27, noon. Call 531-6333 for more.

Food & Drink
First Thursday Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$14. Featuring "Pinot Noirs: Wine Festival Preview," Thurs., March 1, 5-8 p.m. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Wines of the World Tasting, March 1. Italian Wine Tasting, March 3. Beer Tasting, March 8. New World Wine Tasting, March 10. St. Patrick's Day Tasting, March 17. California Wine Tasting, March 24. Microbrew Tasting, March 29. Wines of the World Tasting, March 31. Pre-registration is required. Call 596-4700 for more.

The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering cooking classes Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, $40. Beer, March 3. 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. 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.

"Eating Locally, Thinking Globally: Sustainability and the Food System," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting Jack Kloppenburg as part of the Food-Chained Lecture Series. Thurs., March 8, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

click to enlarge Coburn Gallery, CCs Worner Campus Center, 902 N. - Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Nicking the Never, - works by Marina Zurkow, through April 14.
  • Coburn Gallery, CCs Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Nicking the Never, works by Marina Zurkow, through April 14.

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.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40. "Simply Reds," March 25, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. "Australian Wines," March 29, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," April 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40. "Colorado Wines," April 26, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. "White Wine Please," April 29, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.

Health & Healing
"Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends," The Tava Center, 716 North Tejon St. $25. Offering a 10-week class and support group to assist those who are moving through the ending of a relationship. Thursdays, March 1 to May 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 488-3333 for more.

"VA Mad Medicine: The Danger to Veterans from Doctors and Administrators," Ruth Holley Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd. Free. Presenting author Gwendolyn Bailey. Come share your story. Sat., March 3 and 17, 1-3 p.m. Call Renee at 638-1337 for more.

Benet Hill Center Events, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $10 suggested donation. Featuring "Learning to Love the Journey," Sat., March 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Senior Day of Enrichment: A Father and Son's Walk Across Ireland, Fri., March 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 473-6184 for more.

"Past Life Exploration," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Explore past lives and create greater understanding, awareness and healing. Sat., March 4, 1-4 p.m. Call 232-2499 or cohypnotherapy.com for more.

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

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy. Offering Tarot readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., $25. "Color Healing Series," Tues., March 13, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," Tues., March 20, 6-8 p.m., $15. "Essential Oils," Tues., March 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 591-0236 for more.

"Migraines and Chinese Medicine," East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. North Springs Acupuncture presents information on traditional Chinese medicine practices that can help relieve migraine symptoms. Sat., March 17, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 598-9200 for more.

World Peace Organization Meetings, 703 Arrawanna St. World Peace Prayer meetings, first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism, second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. Call 635-8968 or visit sgiusacos.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.

Meditation, Chanting and Satsang, Siva Mandir, 128 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Weekly yogic meditation and chanting. Wednesdays through March 21, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Call 229-4290 for more.

Conversations With God Study Group. Free. Featuring "New Thought" spiritual readings and discussion. Thursdays, 7- 8:30 p.m. Call Wendy at 475-2068 for information and directions.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Call Joyce at 282-9236 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.

Lectures & Learning
"Hitting the Road on Mars: The Mars Exploration Rover's Mission and Beyond," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Nagin Cox of NASA will discuss the dramatic early days of the Mars mission. Thurs., March 1, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "Soil & What Every Homeowner Should Know about Irrigation," March 1. "Practical Lawn Care and Alternative Groundcovers," March 6 and 8. "Surrender in the Turf War and the Importance of Worms," March 20 and 22. "Trees for the Pikes Peak Region," March 27 and 29. Call 636-8923 to register.

Colorado Sales Tax Class, Colorado Department of Revenue, 4420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Presenting a seminar covering tax licenses, trade names, collecting tax and more. Thurs., March 1, 2:30 p.m. Visit taxcolorado.com for more.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "QuickBooks Pro Intro," March 1. "Funding Your Business," March 6 and April 3. "Avoiding Commercial Real Estate Land Mines," March 7. "Legalities of Starting a Business in Colorado," March 28 and April 25. "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 17. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more.

Gardening Class Series, Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. "Vegetable Gardens: Tips & Secrets to Success," March 3, 10-11:30 a.m. "The Art of Bonsai," March 10, 10-11:30 a.m. "Hyper-Tufa Troughs," March 31 and April 7, $45. Call 574-8058 to RSVP.

"The Ethics of Indecency," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting Jane Gallop, known for her writings on feminism, sexuality, sexual harassment, psychoanalysis and Freud. Mon., March 5, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

"Oil and Gas: Fuel for the Current Rockies Boom," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Commons, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting "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.

AARP 55 Alive Driving Program, Sand Creek Police Division, 4125 Center Park Drive. $10. The Colorado Springs Police Department will host a safe driving class for people over 50. Mon.-Tues., March 5-6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 444-7281 for more.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. sPresenting Warren Epstein on "Unlocking the Creative Process." Tues., March 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"Kathy Kelly: Witness to War, Eyewitness to Peace," CC's Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting Kathy Kelly founder of "Voices for Creative Nonviolence." Wed., March 7, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

"Using Foliage to Enhance Your Garden," First United Methodist Church, 920 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Presenting a slide presentation by Angela Overy about creative gardening. Fri., March 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Call Carol at 635-2663 for reservations by March 1.

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

"Railroads, Mines and Mills of Ute Pass Area," Community Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. "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.

"Should You Start Your Own Business?" $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Penrose Library, 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.

"Restoring Global Health," CC's Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management International, to discuss how our interactions with living systems affect global health. Thurs., March 29, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6603 for more.

"Understanding Gems," Doubletree Hotel World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. The Referral Institute of Colorado is sponsoring a full-day workshop to improve your ability to interact with clients. Thurs., March 29. Call 491-6686 for more.

"Starting a Small Business," $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Peterson Air Force Base, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Fort Carson, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Schriever Air Force Base, May 15, Aug. 28, Nov. 20. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org 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
Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. James Christ will sign Battalion of the Damned: The First Marine Paratroopers at Guvutu and Bloody Ridge, 1942. Sat., March 3, 10 a.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

Adult Great Books Reading & Discussion Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Ave. Free. Discussing Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Thurs., March 8, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1206 for more.

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

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. Presenting Erika Luckett, Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m., $20. Mike Dowling, Concert: Sat., April 21, 7:30 p.m., $20. Workshop: Sun., April 22, $30. Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Call 329-1644 or visit house-concerts.org for more.

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

classical

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 Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and The Chamber Orchestra, March 3, 8 p.m. and March 4, 2:30 p.m. Season Finale, May 5-7. Friday at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Call 633-3649 for more.

PPCC Music Faculty Recital, Downtown Studio Art Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Presenting Margaret Miller on viola and Sara McDaniel on piano. Sun., March 4, 2-4 p.m. Call 502-3135 for more.

Colorado Springs School Recital Series, Louisa Center for the Performing Arts, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $10-$15. Presenting The Lyrique Quintette. Thurs., March 8, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-9747 ext. 110 or visit css.org for more.

Pueblo Symphony, Hoag Recital Hall, CSU-Pueblo. $20-$25. Presenting Cello Passion, Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Season Finale, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.

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

Pikes Peak Philharmonic, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road. $5-$8. Music director Roger Sebby and the Philharmonic present 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.

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.

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

other music

SCAP Benefit Concert, Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $5. Presenting A Novel Form, Tickle Me Pink, Bobby Doran and more. Proceeds benefit the Southern Colorado AIDs Project. Fri., March 2, 6-10 p.m. Visit uccstickets.com for tickets.

U.S. Air Force Academy Band, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Featuring the concert band, the Heritage Voices and members of the band's alumni association. Sun., March 4, 2 p.m. Tickets available at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office and World Arena Box Office. Call 554-BAND for more.

Face in Concert, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $5-$12. Presenting the all-vocal rock band "Face." Sun., March 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 481-0475 for more.

Traditional Country/Western Jam Sessions, VFT Post 6461, 752 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Free. Offering free-form music sessions with dancing, free snacks and prizes. First and third Sunday of each month, 2-6 p.m. Call 634-8788 for more.

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

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. Readers' Theatre presents Moliere's School for Wives, March 2, 7 p.m. and School for Husbands, March 3, 7 p.m., $5 each or $8 for both. Call 719/564-0579 or runyontheater.org 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.

Manitou Art Theater Events, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Mask Messenger, March 3, 11 a.m. and March 4, 2 p.m., $8. Marionettes and Chocolate, Wed., March 7, 7 p.m., $25 donation to benefit the MAT. Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St. $65. Featuring Death of King Edmund and a gourmet dinner, March 9, 7:30 p.m. Murder Aboard the Titan and a gourmet dinner, March 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 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.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring Little Shop of Horrors, through 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.

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

Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. Presenting Lazer Vaudeville, Sat., March 31. All shows 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion, March 13. Aida, April 13-14. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

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Recreation
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering "Nature Explorers: Terrific Trees," March 1. "Creative Crystals," March 3. "Little Wonders: Nature's Colors," March 6. "Young Naturalists, " March 10. Call 520-6387 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 showdown. Thurs., 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.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering "Wildlife Rehab: Owls," March 3. "Clean Living Naturally," March 10. "Nature Adventures: Horns & Antlers," March 14. "Kinesthetic Astronomy," March 17. Call 520-6745 for more.

Rock Climbing Events, THE ROCK Climbing Center, 16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument. Family Fun Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20. High School Climbing Competition, Sat., March 3, 4-9 p.m., $17. Women on Wednesdays Class, March 7 and 16, 7-8:30 p.m., $20. Call 481-9099 or visit climbingtherock.com for more.

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

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

dance parties & workshops

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Dance Colorado Dance Studio, 612 S. Tejon St. $48-$60. Offering Ballroom Bootcamp, Wedding Workshops, 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.

Grand Opening Dance Event, Two Left Feet Dance Studio, 525 E. Fountain Blvd. Offering a full day of free classes in ballroom, Latin, bellydance and yoga. All ages and abilities welcome. No partner required. Sat., March 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 660-9129 or visit 2leftfeet.net for more.

Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Basic instruction followed by dancing the waltz, fox trot, rumba, samba, tango, swing, salsa, disco and cha-cha. No partner required. Sat., March 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. New dancers, 7 p.m. Call 598-8624 or visit roncounts.com for more.

Master Dance Class, DAZA Arts Studios, 1220 Valley Street. Broadway veteran Debra McWaters will present a master dance class and conduct a national audition for a musical theatre workshop to take place in Florida. Sun., March 4. Call Colorado Jazz Dance Company at 278-8499 for more.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $9-$10. Offering dances every Saturday to live music including big band, country, Latin and polka, Sat., March 3, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances third Friday of the month, 8-11 p.m. Call 633-0195 or visit internationalpolkaclub.org for more.

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

Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave. Offering nightclub-style salsa dance instruction and specialty dance fitness classes. Mention the Independent to receive a 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
Jammie Jam Slumber Party, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. $159. This overnight retreat will feature a fashion show, speakers and music by Jana Stanfield. Proceeds will benefit charities addressing domestic abuse. Fri. and Sat., March 9-10. Visit campexperience.com/jam or call Betsy Wiersma at 720/200-0271 for more.

2007 Red Ribbon Ball, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $100-$150. The Southern Colorado AIDS Project presents Dr. Neal Baer, executive producer of Law and Order: SVU, discussing Hollywood's portrayal of HIV/AIDS. Sat., March 10, 5:30 p.m. Call 578-9092 or visit s-cap.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
Colorado Science Olympiad, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Hosting a tournament with 28 middle school and 32 high school teams competing for awards. Sat., March 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 262-3572 for more.

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $70-$80. CC Children's Center will facilitate a nine-week parenting course. March 5 to May 1. Call 389-6606 for more.

MOMS 26th Semi-Annual Sale, Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. The Mothers of Multiples Society hosts this used clothing sale. Sat., March 17, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Amy Schiff at 303/796-9229 for more.

Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. "Just 4 Us: Puppet Mania," Tuesdays, March 6-20, 10 a.m. "Creative Explorations: Story More..." Tuesdays-Saturdays, March 6-31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations required. "Going to the Dogs!" March 10, 10:30 a.m. Store Grand Opening, March 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

Volunteer Opportunities
American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for two new Cancer Resource Centers at Penrose and Memorial Hospitals. Volunteers will offer information to cancer patients, families, caregivers and the public. Basic computer experience is preferred. Call 636-5101 ext. 3 or visit cancer.org for more.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time program. Training will be held Sat., March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 447-9898 ext. 1020 or visit casappr.org for more.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will hold an orientation for people interested in becoming docents for the 2007 Living History Program. Sat., March 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 578-6777 for more.

The Colorado Balloon Classic is seeking a volunteer interested in coordinating the event's merchandise. Must be available Labor Day weekend. Call 471-4833 or visit balloonclassic.com for more.

Pikes Peak Library District is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults each week to improve their reading, writing or language skills. Free training is held at Penrose Library. Call 531-6333 ext. 2223 or visit ppld.org 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.

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 volunteer 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.

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.

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 is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. 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 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.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Leslie Herzog at 634-5581 ext. 312 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 through May 19. Visit bmoca.org for more.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/913-0169. Featuring Inspiring Impressionism through 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 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 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.

music

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

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. 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. Call 720/865-3580 or visit botanicgardens.org for more.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Presenting 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.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $6-$10. Featuring Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World, an exhibit exploring the life and work of the scientist, inventor and diplomat. March 2 to May 20. Call 303/322-7009 or visit dmns.org for more.

performances

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring The Dinosaur Play, a children's show, through 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 Carnival of the Animals with puppeteer Jim Gamble, March 18, 2 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver. $25-65. Presenting Heartbeat through 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.

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