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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. Senior Studio - Art Majors Exhibit, April 24 to May 14. Opening - reception, April 26, 4:30 p.m.
  • Coburn Gallery, CCs 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.

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 Clay and Pottery Show with multiple artists through March 22.

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 and Diversity, art and poetry of Sierra High School students, through April 7.

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.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring New Orleans Before the Storm, works by Susan Morello and Jo Anne Bailey at Venue 515, through March. Wunderkind, works by local high school students, through April 14. 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.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art in Community, works by Chi Leary, Beryl Hennington and Tyler Jensen, through April. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice. Grand opening, March 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colachi Arts, 1107 Manitou Ave., No. 11, 685-1254. Featuring Artist of the Month: Peter King, photography, pottery, drawings and paintings. Meet the artist, Thurs., March 22, 11 a.m. to 8 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.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Soul Works, glassworks by Jannine Scott and contemporary paintings by Robin Anderson, through March 19. Color: Hand and Soft, March 23 to April 23. Opening reception, Fri., March 23, 5-8 p.m. 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. Visit cottonwoodartistsschool.com for more.

CSU-Pueblo Fine Art Gallery, Art-Music Building, Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Portraits from an Ark, footage of humans painted to depict animals, through March 23.

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 through March 22. 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 Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, through 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.

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.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through December. Visit laurareilly.com for more.

L.I.W. Cargo Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Featuring oil paintings, pastels, prints, watercolors and southwestern art by award winning area artists 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 Gelatin and Oil, photographs by Bill Starr and paintings by Sean Dunston, through March.

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 Quilt makers. Ruth Holley Branch featuring Solitude, photography by Teri D. Brown. Visit ppld.org for more.

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 to benefit the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, through April 28.

PPCC Downtown Studio Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-3135. Featuring Inner Visions with Tim Davis, Patricia Dagnon and Nick Ordahl, March 16 to April 18. Opening reception, Fri., March 16, 5-7:30 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, 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, through March. Performing the Process, projects of performance art, Fri., March 23, 6 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.

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 Plein Air Workshop, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. Free. Learn the history and techniques of outdoor art. Artists of all levels welcome. Sat., March 17, 2 p.m. E-mail janet.sellers@mac.com for reservations.

Glass Organization Meeting, Full Spectrum Art Glass Supply & Gallery, 828-A E. Fillmore St. Free. Meeting to discuss creating an organization to promote glassworkers. Sat., March 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 630-7664 to RSVP.

Artists Workshop, Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive. Presenting a class with award-winning Wyoming oil painter Jerry Antolik. Sun., March 25, noon. Call 303/647-1085 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 paint a sculptural mural 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.

The Manitou Springs Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in its second annual Wearable Art Benefit Show to be held in April. Interested artists should send an e-mail to JuliaFantaFaces@comcast.net by March 15. Include name, e-mail address, phone number, street address, description of your work and two jpg photos.

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.

Thin Air Theatre Company will hold auditions and accept resumes for actors, singers, dancers, musical directors/piano players and production personnel on Sun., April 1, 1-4 p.m. at UCCS Theatreworks, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. These paid positions include housing for theatrical season at Butte Theater in Cripple Creek. Call 237-2837 for more.

Civic Opportunities
Community Blood Drive, Bonfils Blood Center Bus. 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.

"Are We Safer in the Dark?," CC's Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presentation and discussion on government secrecy. Sat., March 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 633-2376 or visit lwvppr.org for more.

Republican Candidate Forum, City Hall, Academy Room, 212 Kiowa St. Free. Colorado Springs Republican Women present the candidates. March 20, 5:30-7 p.m. Call Julia Lindahl at 494-7129 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
Landlord Symposium, Elks Lodge #309, 3440 N. Nevada Ave. $25-$35. The local chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers will offer a symposium for landlords, property managers and support staff. Fri., March 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 650-7169 or visit narpmcoloradosprings.org for more.

MS/Lupus Wellness Group, Woodmen Valley Chapel, Rockrimmon Community Center, Room 118, 290 E. Woodmen Road. Free. Learn to shop in the convenience of your own home with speaker Gail Toupal. Tues., March 20, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 388-5002 or visit www.woodmenvalley.org for more.

Colorado Springs Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, Police Department Falcon Substation, 7850 Goodard St. Free. Presenting Mary Jo Kraus on the excavation site at the McAllister House. Tues., March 20, 7-9 p.m. Call Phil Williams at 594-0176 for more.

Speed Dating, Fuse Restaurant, 3317 Cinema Point. $35-$40. Meet a room full of singles in a series of three-minute dates. Tues., March 20, 7- 9 p.m. Call 720/883-2209 or visit predating.cupid.com for more.

Pikes Peak Public Relations Society of America, Phantom Canyon Brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $15-$20. The PRSA will present a luncheon and panel of journalists on how to make headlines. Wed., March 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 476-4923 to RSVP.

Entrepreneur Club, Steaksmith, 3802 Maizeland Road. $16. Business owners gather to network and work on their marketing methods. Facilitated by Patti Serrano, a corporate trainer and public speaker. Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. through June 7. Call 214-3552 for reservations.

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.

click to enlarge Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471 - -1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring - Poetry of Light. Visit laurareilly.com for more.
  • Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471 -1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light. Visit laurareilly.com 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
The Road to Guantanamo, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Amnesty International and First Congregational's Justice and Peace Ministry will host a screening about British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison. Tues., March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Indymedia Newsreal Brown Bag, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo Ave. Free. View clips of grassroots action by independent film folks. Tues., March 20, noon to 1 p.m. Call 471-3405 or visit ppjpc.org for more.

Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing Glory Road, East Library, March 27, noon. Call 531-6333 for more.

French Cin Club, CC's Max Kade Theater, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting Police (1985), March 26. La Chevre (1981), April 2. Le Retour de Martin Guerre (1982), April 9. Elisa (1995), April 23. Mon Oncle d' Amerique (1980), April 30. Vatel (2000), May 7. Showings at 6:30 p.m., in French with English subtitles. Call 389-6519 for more.

Food & Drink
Reserve Tastings & Food Pairings, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City. Free. Offering 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve paired with foods by Chef Adam Merlino, Thurs., March 15, 4-7 p.m. Colorado Merlot Reserve with guest chef James Tracey, March 22. 2006 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc with hors d'ouevres by Han Son, March 29. Call 719/276-5191 for more.

Chef's Catalog Retail Store Classes, 5070 Centennial Blvd. $50-$60. Italian Cuisine with Chef Don Louie, March 15. Irish Cuisine with Chef Mari Younkin of Sodexo, March 17. Mini Pastries with Chef Angelo Valencia, March 19. Spring into Food with Chefs from The Plate, March 20.. Beginners Cooking Techniques, Wednesdays, March 21 to April 11. Vegetarian Class with Chef Don Louie, March 23. Fish Cooking Techniques with Chef Don Louie, April 3. Call 272-2700 for more.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Offering Playing with Food, March 16. Shop Organic on a Shoestring, March 20. birthNETWORK Open House, March 21. Eating of the Greens, March 22. Easter Celebration Tasting Fair, March 24. Call 622-1099 for more.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. 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.

Wines for Life Dinner, The Pepper Tree Restaurant, 888 West Moreno Ave. $175. Please join us for a special dinner with fine food, champagne and wine to benefit leukemia research. Sun., March 18, 6 p.m. Call 471-4888 or visit peppertreecs.com for more.

Restaurant Expo and Culinary Arts Show, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Circle. $37.50. The local chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation presents chef's competition, wine and beer tastings and food sampling. Sun., March 18, noon to 3 p.m. Call 574-3200 or visit coloradoeats.com for more.

Excellent Nutritional Habits, Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Free. Dr. Dave Dolwig of Sand Creek Chiropractic will discuss how to find the best foods for you. Mon., March 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 597-7553 or visit sandcreekchiropractic.com for more.

The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering "Weekly Chef Tastings," Mondays through March, 6 p.m., $40. Wine tastings, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., $20. "Wines with Chocolate," March 21. "Spanish Wines," March 28. Call 598-7565 or visit thebluestar.net for more.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "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
Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. "Celebrating Ostara," March 15. "Oneness Deeksha Blessing," March 16. "Ancient Sound Healing," March 18. ""Spring Equinox: Sacred Sounding with Deni," March 20. "Explore Your Past Lives," March 24. Spring Conscious Living Day, March 25. "Shamanism for Personal and Planetary Healing," March 26. Joan Williams signs The Peacefinder, March 28. A Soul Restoration Workshop with Barbara Royal, March 31. Visit celebrationstore.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. Linda Drake Book Signing & Workshop, Thurs., March 15, noon to 8 p.m., free. Open Drum Circle, Mon., March 19, 7-8:00 p.m., free. "Pathworkings," Tues., March 20, 7-8 p.m., $15. Ostara Public Ritual, Wed., March 21, 8-10 p.m.; bring a dish to share. "Elemental Magick" Class, Sat., March 24, 6-7:30 p.m., $20. Tarot Class, Sat., March 24, 1-4 p.m., $45. "Essential Oils," Tues., March 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 591-0236 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 17, 1-3 p.m. Call Renee at 638-1337 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.

Woodland Park Shamanic Journey Group, Journey's Counseling Center, 320 Burdette St., Woodland Park. $10 suggested donation. Learn to alter your state of consciousness with the beat and vibration of the Shamanic drum. Sat., March 17, 7-10 p.m. Call 687-4335 for more.

Smooth Changes Therapies Events, 4935 N. 30th St. #180. "The Magic of Surrogate EFT: Getting What You Want from Others," March 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $50. "EFT Healing Group," March 21, 6-8 p.m. Reservations required. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.

Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road. Offering "Dreams and Visions," Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m., through March 18. "The New Earth" Study Group, Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., through April 2. "The Game of Life and How to Play It," Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., through April 11. Yoga Class, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26. Call 471-4556 or visit unityrockies.org for more.

"Past Life Exploration," Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Explore past lives and create greater understanding, awareness and healing. Pre-registration required. Sat., March 24, 1-4 p.m. Call 232-2499 or visit cohypnotherapy.com for more.

"Living Life as a Spiritual Exercise," ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Offering a free discussion. Sun., March 25, 10:30 a.m. Call 495-1096 or visit eckankar.org for more.

Animal Leadership Workshop, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Presenting Linda Nations on how to communicate with and understand animals. Free introductory class, Sun., March 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Full workshop, Sun., April 14, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., $95. Call 471-4556 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.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, HealthLink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220. Register for a variety of classes from childbirth classes to Pilates, 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. Buddhist Panel Presentations, Wednesdays, March 21 and 28. 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
"The Violence of War and the Struggle for Peace: Why the Iraq War Must End Now," Sacred Heart Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring a panel of experts on peacemaking as the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War looms. Sat., March 17, 7-9 p.m. Anti-war rally in Acacia Park, Sun., March 18, 2-4 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

"The Shroud of Turin and Science," PPCC Centennial Campus Atrium, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Presenting Dr. John P. Jackson, director and founder of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado. Fri., March 16, 2:30-4 p.m. Call 502-3185 for more.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring A Day in the Life of Fannie Mae Duncan, through March. "Women to the Rescue: Creating Mesa Verde National Park," Sat., March 17, 2 p.m. Visit cspm.org for more.

"From Stalin to Putin: Is Another Cold War Possible?," Broadmoor International Center North, 1 Lake Ave. $30-$35. The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will present a luncheon with Dr. Vladislav M. Zubok. Mon., March 19, noon. Call 579-8443 for more.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "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.

Come-As-You-Are Spanish Class, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. Learn conversational Spanish. Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. through April 24 (except April 10). Call 488-8280 for more.

"Catching the Rain: How to Conserve Mother Nature's Gift," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Becky Elder, owner of Blue Planet will present techniques you can you use to prevent rainwater run-off. Tues., March 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

All Natural Cold Process Soap Class, Rocky Mountain Natural Store, Inc., 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $20. Watch a step-by-step demonstration on how to make your own soap. Wed., March 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Call 329-0180 or visit allnaturalcreations.com for more.

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

"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.

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

Gardening Class Series, Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "Hyper-Tufa Troughs," March 31 and April 7, $45. Call 574-8058 to RSVP.

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. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "Legalities of Starting a Business in Colorado," March 28 and April 25. "Funding Your Business," April 3. "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 17. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and 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.

click to enlarge Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Featuring Soul Works through March 19.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Soul Works through March 19.

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more. Call 520-2384 or visit d11.org/communityed for a schedule of classes.

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
Borders Book Events, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Presenting Patrick and Donna Schlachter signing Quiet Moments Alone with God. Sat., March 17, 2 p.m. Call 266-1600 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

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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.

Jared Anderson, Holiday Run and Bekah Ham, Boulder Street Church, 828 E. Boulder St. Free. Presenting live acoustic music. Sat., March 17, 7-10 p.m. Call 338-6473 for more.

Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive. Presenting 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.

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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.

Bach Celebration Concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free will offering. Presenting Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, audience sing-along and more. Sun., March 18, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-8888 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.

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

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Presenting the Season Finale, May 5-7. Call 633-3649 for more.

other music St. Patrick's Day Eve Big Band Dance, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland, Woodland Park. $10. Presenting the music of Swing Factory to benefit the Woodland Park Wind Symphony program. Fri., March 16, 8-11 pm. Call 687-2210 for more.

St. Patty's Day Salute, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform favorite Irish and Scottish tunes accompanied by bagpipes. Sat., March 17, 8 p.m. Call 520-7469 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

PPCC Faculty Chamber Players, Pike Peak Community College Main Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Free. Presenting a chamber music concert with works by Copeland, Gershwin, Faure and Rogers and Hammerstein. Sun., March 18, 2-4 p.m. Call 502-3135 for more.

Matthew Smith in Concert, Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle South. Free will offering. Featuring the lead singer of Indelible Grace. Sun., March 18, 6 p.m. Visit igracemusic.com for more.

Green Room Grand Opening, 3530 Chelton Loop Road. Price varies. Announcing the opening of a 24/7 facility that will host any band, musician or instructor who needs a place for creating, rehearsing or performing music. Call 201-2592 for more.

Performances
Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Presenting Steve Gastineau, March 15 & 18. Steve "Mudflap" McGrew, March 16-17. Call 591-0707 or visit loonees.com for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Presenting the Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre performing Coppelia & Other Works, Fri., March 16, 7:30 p.m., $6-$8. Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $10-$32. Presenting Call 719/564-0579 or runyontheater.org for more.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting Bob and Tom All-Star Comedy Tour, March 16, 7:30 p.m. Harry the Dirty Dog, March 18, 2:30 p.m. Aida, April 13-14. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Briarhurst Manor Estate, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $55. Presenting Red Herring Productions' premiere performance of a Shillelagh's Tale. Fri., March 16, 7 p.m. Call 685-1864 for reservations.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $22-$25. Featuring The Importance of Being Earnest through March 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.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Featuring Disney on Ice: Monsters Inc. , March 22-25. Harlem Globetrotters, April 5, 7 p.m. Carlos Mencia, April 28, 8 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 or visit worldarena.com for more.

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

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring 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.

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

Manitou Art Theater Events, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

Recreation
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering "Nature Explorers: Magnificent Mice," March 15. Arbor Day Art Show, March 16 to April 14. "Beekeeping School," March 17-18. "Wonders of the Wolf," March 24. Call 520-6387 for more.

Rock Climbing Events, THE ROCK Climbing Center, 16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument. Family Fun Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20. Women on Wednesdays Class, March 16, 7-8:30 p.m., $20. Call 481-9099 or visit climbingtherock.com/home.php for more.

St. Patrick's Day 5K, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. This race is a flat 5K that will be run on Tejon Street. Runners may register at Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou St., online at csgrandprix.com or at the Uncle Wilbur fountain in Acacia Park on the day of the event. Sat., March 17, 10 a.m.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering "Kinesthetic Astronomy," March 17. "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Hairy Animals," March 22. "Container Gardening," March 24. Springs Break Nature Camp: Wake Up World," March 26-30. Call 520-6745 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Hours: Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering "Discovery Walks," Saturdays, 2 p.m. "Strolling for Bird Songs," March 18, 2 p.m. "Signs of the Spring Equinox," March 25, 2 p.m. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.org for more.

Colorado Bluebird Project, Colorado Department of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road. Free. Kevin Corwin of the Denver Audubon Society will discuss the Colorado Bluebird Project. Wed., March 21, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Call 548-9863 or visit aikenaudubonsociety.org 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.

dance parties & workshops Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. $3-$7. Monthly contra dances to live music. Beginners welcome. Sat., March 17, 7-10 p.m. Lesson at 7 p.m. Call 578-8979 or visit geocities.com/pptdcontra for more.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $9-$10. Dances every Saturday to a live band with music from big band and country to polka and Latin. Sat., March 17, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances every third Friday with digital DJ Ken Daily. Call 633-0195 or visit internationaldanceclub.org or 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 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. New dancers, 7 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

"Shall We Dance?" Moving Into Deeper Relationship, The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. $25. Use dance to explore relationship issues such as the joy of connection, barriers to intimacy and the journey back to the self. Sun., March 19, 6-8 p.m. Call 494-7758 for more.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Dance Colorado Dance Studio, 612 S. Tejon St. $48-$60. Offering Ballroom Bootcamp, Wedding Workshops, teen classes and more. 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 a free group class. Call 649-8294 or visit springssalsa.com for more.

Universal of Dances Peace, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. By donation. Offering devotional chants and movements from many cultures. Third Friday of the month, 7-9 p.m., through May. Call 471-4556 or visit unityrockies.org 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
Fashion to the Rescue, Marriott Hotel, I-25 and Rockrimmon. Featuring a fashion show, buffet, and auctions to benefit Dress For Success, a non-profit program that helps women make transitions into the workforce. Fri., March 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 471-3170 for more.

A Gallery of Living Art, First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Works of art portraying Christ's passion and resurrection will come to life with staging, costumes and backdrops. March 16, 8 p.m., March 17, 4 and 7 p.m., and March 18, 4 p.m. Call 632-8836 for more.

A Woman's Worth, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. $10-$35. Presenting two mornings of workshops and two evenings of music and poetry. March 16-17, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 475-0498 for more.

Silent Meditation for Peace, CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Local Buddhist groups are hosting a silent sit for peace. You do not need to be a member to participate. Sat., March 17, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to peacesangha@earthlink.org call Frank Actis at 332-5096 for more.

St. Patrick's Day Gala, DoubleTree World Arena Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $75. Presenting auctions, dinner, Irish music and dance to benefit Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs. Sat., March 17, 6 p.m. Call 866-6422 for more.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, 3205 North Hancock Ave. Free with $5 donation to St. Baldrick's Foundation. Featuring a video travel tour of the Emerald Isle, Celtic entertainment and traditional Irish dishes. Sat. , March 17, 4 p.m. Call 636-2444 for more.

Renaissance Academy Rockin' St. Patty's Day Party, 2409 Flying Horse Club Drive. $150. Presenting a silent auction, food and live concert with Flash Cadillac. Proceeds will benefit families needing scholarships. Sat., March 17, 6:30 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

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  • 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.

Iraq War Anniversary Forum, Sacred Heart Church, 203 W. Colorado Ave. Presenting speakers, a group discussion and recommendations for anti-war action. Sat. March 17, 7-9 p.m. Visit ppjpc.org for more.

Annual Beekeepers School, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. $35 includes materials. Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association presents a day and a half comprehensive course covers all aspects of beekeeping in the Pikes Peak region. Sat., March 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sun., March 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call 632-0075 to register.

NO MORE WAR! Rally, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Free. Rally against the war in Acacia Park with music, theater, food and speakers. Sun., March 18, 2-4 p.m. Call 632-6189 or visit csaction.org for more.

Prayer Vigil for Peace, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Holding a peace vigil on the steps of the church to mark the 4th anniversary of the war on Iraq. After the service, the sanctuary will be open for prayers and meditation. Sun., March 18, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call 635-3549 for more.

All Breed Rescue Bowl-a-thon, Harmony Bowl, 3845 N. Academy Blvd. Join bowlers and win prizes while supporting All Breed Rescue & Training. Sun., March 18, 1-4 p.m. Call 264-6460 or visit haveanicedog.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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $10 individual, $25 family. Presenting a performance of the classic story. March 16-17, 7:30 p.m. and March 18 2:30 p.m. Call 471-8522 ext. 245 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.

Harry the Dirty Dog, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$15. This 60-minute musical, based on the children's book, tells the story of a little dog who hates to take baths. Sun., March 18, 2:30 p.m. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

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

CIVA Charter School Information Night, 225 South Union Blvd. CIVA invites all interested eighth-grade students and parents to learn about courses, programs and electives offered at CIVA Charter School. Application packets will be available. Wed., March 21, 6-8 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities
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.

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to assist riders with disabilities during weekly horseback riding lessons. Training is provided. The age limit is 14 and older. The next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 495-3908 for more.

Front Range Wildlife is seeking animal care, rescue and transport, fundraising, event planning and other volunteers for Spring/Summer 2007. Call 964-7826 or visit frontrangewildlife.org to register.

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 beginning March 8. 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.

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

Fremont Center for the Arts St. Patrick's Gala, Holy Cross Abbey Events Center, 2951 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City. $30-$35. Featuring an art auction, dinner and dance with music by Geezers of Rock. Fri., March 16, 5:30 p.m. Call 719/275-2790 or visit fremontarts.org for more.

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.

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. 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 Movie and a Martini, March 15, 7:30 p.m. The Horse in Fine Art through March 21. Art and the Animal through April 1. Showing the film Wolves through August. 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, through 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. 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 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.

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. 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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