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click to enlarge Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou - Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Free. Featuring 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. Recalling France, paintings by Sarah - Asleson, through April 24. Journeys, photography by Cris - Pulos, through May 29. Visit thebac.org for more.
  • Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring 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. Recalling France, paintings by Sarah Asleson, through April 24. Journeys, photography by Cris Pulos, through May 29. Visit thebac.org for more.

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

Artists Lair Gallery and Studio, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring abstract art by Eric Korody, through April 13.

ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 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 Beacham Gallery, 4357 Charleston Drive, 330-0384. Open by appointment only. Featuring The Muse of Colour & Impression, impressionistic and abstract art of Lyle Morris, through April 19. Visit boundlessgallery.com/artist/1358.html for more.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Sol, works referencing the sun, through March. Chromatic Vibes, works by 12 water media artists in the Common Gallery, through March. Holly Conlon solo show, April 1-29. Opening reception, Fri., April 6, 5-8 p.m. On the Edge, May 1-31, Karen Simkiss solo show, June 1-30. Karen Simkiss & Kathy Wallace in the Common Gallery, June 1-30. Blowing Things Up, July 1-31. Susan Risinger solo show, Aug. 1-31. Elemental, Sept. 1-30. Bad Juju, Oct. 1-31. One Plus One: Sons & Daughters, Nov. 1-30. Betty Atherton solo show, Dec. 1-31. Eric Winfield in the Common Gallery, Dec. 1-31.

*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. Recalling France, paintings by Sarah Asleson, through April 24. Journeys, photography by Cris Pulos, through May 29. 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.

Colachi Arts, 1107 Manitou Ave., No. 11, 685-1254. Featuring Artist of the Month: Peter King, photography, pottery, drawings and paintings.

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 Color: Hand and Soft, through April 23. 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.

Eichman Gallery, Park State Bank and Trust, 710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-9234. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring 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. No Satisfaction, contemporary culture captured in clay by Elizabeth Copan, April 6 to May 25. Opening reception, April 6, 5-8 p.m.

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. Penrose Library featuring Adams Elementary School Artist Innovation Showcase. Fountain Branch featuring Alex Sena's Gallery. Briargate Branch featuring photography by Carolyn Streit-Carey. East Library featuring works by Teri Brown. Monument Branch featuring student works from Monument School of Fine Arts. Ruth Holley Branch featuring secondary school artists. 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, through April 18.

*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.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506. Featuring Art to Fill Your Soul, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, garden art, wood, metal and more. Visit secondstreetart.com for details.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Open Wed.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Spring Salon 2007, showcasing the work of 19 Colorado artists, through April 20. Call 481-0475 or 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 Miracles and Memories, embroidered pictorial narratives in the University Center, through March. Student Art Exhibition, April 6 to June 1. Opening reception, Fri., April 6, 5-7:30 p.m. 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 "Savoring the Sacred in a Secular World," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Julia M. Becker explores the sacred in everyday experiences through her art. Thurs., March 29, 4:30 p.m. Call 389-6603 for more.

"Why I Love Books: The Artworks of Charles Hobson," CC's Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Charles Hobson exhibits and speaks about his work as a book artist. Fri., March 30, 3 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Alzheimer's Association Memories in the Making Art Open House, Promenade Shops at Briargate, Suite 427, 1885 Briargate Ave. Free. Presenting an art show offering a glimpse into the minds of artists with Alzheimer's. Thurs., April 5, 3-8 p.m. Call 366-8773 for more.

First Friday Old Colorado City Art Walk, West Colorado Avenue between 21st and 26th Streets. Free. Meet artists, view demos and enjoy live music and refreshments. Friday, April 6, 4-8 p.m. Call 520-9494 or visit shopoldcoloradocity.com for more.

First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception, Depot Arts District, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Showcasing April shows at Smokebrush Gallery, The Chapel of Art, and the Commons Gallery. Fri., April 6, 5-8 p.m. Call 444.1012 for more.

45th Annual Young People's Art Exhibit, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Elementary School Exhibition, April 6-14. High School Exhibition, April 20-28. Middle School Exhibition, May 4-12. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

First Congregational Church Free Art Shows, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Featuring pastels by Sandra King. April 8-15. Presenting paintings by Frederick Lyle Morris, April 22-29. Featuring an all-members art show, May 12-20. Atrium hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 635-3549 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.

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 mural celebrating Hispanic culture, through April 28. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.

Art Glass Classes, Royalty Gifts and Art Glass, 5323 Montebello Lane. Offering classes in Foiled Glass, Lead Panels, Kiln Fusing, Slumped Glass, and Mosaics through Dec. Call 598-4161 or visit royaltyartclass.com for more.

Auditions & Entries
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.

The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the distinguished Business Person of the Year award. Nomination forms may be downloaded at trilakeschamber.com. and are due April 1. Call 481-3282 for more.

12th Annual Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition is seeking original compositions from students in grades K-12. Entries due April 2. Call 593-1831 or visit pikespeakyoungcomposers.org for details and application forms.

Star Bar Players will hold auditions for Noel Coward's Hay Fever on Sun., April 1, 3-6 p.m., and Mon., April 2, 7-10 p.m., with callbacks on Tues., April 3, 7-10 p.m. at Community Prep School Gym, 332 E. Willamette St. Call 573-7411 or visit starbarplayers.org for more.

Young Concert Artists will hold auditions for its youth orchestra, prelude strings and wind ensemble. Strings, April 14. General auditions, April 21. Brass and woodwinds, April 28. Call 473-8152 or visit yca-cs.org/auditions for more.

The PILLAR Showcase of Senior Talent will hold auditions for individuals who are fifty-five or older. Deadline to apply is April 16. You will be contacted to arrange an audition. Auditions will be held Wed., April 25, 1-5 p.m. Ushers, lighting and technical assistants and general helpers also are needed. Call 633-4991 or visit visitpillar.org for more.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the Colorado History Teacher of the Year. The state winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and be entered for the national award. His or her school library will receive history books and materials. Due April 15. Contact Mary Anne Hoffman at 303/908-4855 or gmahoffman@msn.com for more.

The Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration and The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are accepting entries in the annual Poster Contest. The "Bringing Dinosaurs to Life" contest is open to all ages through May 29. Visit rmdrc.com for details and entry forms.

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.

Civic Opportunities
ACLU Colorado Springs Young Professionals Group, Rubbish Gallery, 17 E Bijou St. Free. Hear Representative Michael Merrifield talk about civil liberties at the state legislature. Fri., March 30, 6-7:30 p.m. Call 303/777-5482 or visit aclu-co.org/education/young_professionals.htm for more.

"Ba-Rock the House! Colorado Springs for Obama Kickoff Party," Meadow Muffins Bar & Grill, 2432 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Learn more about this candidate for president including a live webcast from Obama's headquarters. Sat., Mar 31, 1-3 p.m. Call Doug at 477-7672 for more.

"How Safe Are You?: Facing Public Health Challenges," Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle. Free. The El Paso County Health Department will present information to help you protect yourself and your family. Mon., April 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m. RSVP to 578-3101.

"The Lessons of 2000 and 2004 and the Way Forward," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting Donna Brazile, chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute. Mon., April 2, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Take Back the Night Rally, CC's Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Join this march and rally to end sexual assault. Thurs., April 5, 4 p.m. Call 389-6607 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.

The City of Colorado Springs is in need of citizen volunteers in a variety of areas, including the City Planning Commission and Historic Preservation and Housing Authority Boards. Call 385-5453 or visit springsgov.com for more.

Clubs & Organizations
Aficionados Luncheon, CC Worner Center Gaylord Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $12.50 buffet luncheon. Dr. Cynthia Chavez presents "Pueblo Cultural Centers: Gateways to the Native Peoples of the Southwest." Wed., April 4, noon. Call 389-6649 for more.

click to enlarge 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 - Revolucin! Money of the Mexican Revolution through - April 21. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.
  • 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 Revolucin! Money of the Mexican Revolution through April 21. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, Memorial Administrative Center, Classroom B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Open to all prostate cancer survivors regardless of treatment location, and their spouses or partners. Meets the first Monday of the month. Call 636-5101 opt. 3 for more.

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.

Downtown Toastmasters, City Hall, Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Guests free. Meeting to support your personal and professional growth by improving your oral communication skills. Fridays, 12:05-1 p.m. Call 685-1861 ext. 45 or visit downtowntoastmaster.org 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.

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
Movies at the Museum, Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St., Pueblo. $2-$3. Presenting two films about steel workers and raw materials produced by the Colorado Fuel and Iron company in the 1950s. March 31, April 28, May 12 and 26. Visit cfisteel.org for more.

French Cin Club, CC's Max Kade Theater, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting 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.

Invisible Children, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Watch a screening of this documentary about the lives of children in northern Uganda. Fri., April 6, 6-8 p.m. Call 591-8800 or visit vanguardchurch.org for more.

Food & Drink
Shop for a Cause, Whole Foods Market, 7635 N. Academy Blvd. Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of sales to Roundup Fellowship, a non-profit agency for children with developmental disabilities. Thurs., March 29, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 531-9999 or visit rup.org for more.

Reserve Tastings & Food Pairings, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City. Free. Offering 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. Beginners Cooking Techniques, Wednesdays, through April 11. Fish Cooking Techniques with Chef Don Louie, April 3. Call 272-2700 for more.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Offering Gluten-free Store Tour, April 3. Cooking with Janell, April 7. Nutrition for a Healthy Planet, April 10. Breathe Better Air at Home, April 11. True Costs of Green Building, April 12. Shop Organic on a Shoestring, April 13. Kids Wild About Cooking, April 14. Call 622-1099 for more.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Spanish Wine Tasting, March 31. Microbrew Tasting, April 5. Wines of the World Tasting, April 7. California Wine Tasting, April 14. Wines of California and the Pacific Northwest, April 21. South African Wine Tasting, April 26. Cognac Tasting, April 28. Pre-registration is required. Call 596-4700 for more.

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

The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering "Weekly Chef Tastings," Mondays through March, 6 p.m., $40. Call 598-7565 or visit thebluestar.net for more.

Health & Healing
Pilates Open House, 1004 S. Tejon St. Eperience a Pilates equipment workout with Suzanne. Sat., March 31, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 442-2265 for more.

Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Soul Restoration Workshop with Barbara Royal, March 31, 12:30-3:45 p.m. Shamanic Journey Group, April 6, 7-10 p.m. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.

Love the World Fiercely, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Donations accepted. Joan Sutherland integrates Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Mon., April 2, sitting at 6:15 p.m., talk 6:45-7:45 p.m. Call 330-1926 for more.

"Sleepy in the Springs: Kids Snore Too," Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 North Hancock Ave. Free. SleepWell Colorado Springs Support Group will present Dr. Mohannad Mannaa. Tues., April 3, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Call 365-6917 to RSVP.

Shiatsu Massage Demonstration, The Bodyworks, 2592 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Learn the ancient art of Japanese massage. Wed., April 4, 7-8 p.m. Call 632-9930 for more.

New Year/New Life!, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $35 materials, plus free will offering. A 12-week experience in enabling the Law Of Attraction facilitated by Enrique Montiel. Tuesdays, April 10 to June 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 227-7177 or visit lifeenhancementsystems.com for more.

"Lighten Up" Workshop, $15. Explore the underlying causes of emotional eating and food dependency with Barbara Royal. Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road, April 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Powell Chiropractic, 490 Rampart Range Road, May 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Center, 312 North Center St., May 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 687-1191 or visit angel-miracles.com for more.

Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road. Offering "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. "Animal Leadership Workshop," April 14. Call 471-4556 or visit unityrockies.org for more.

Zen Buddhist Meditation, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Silent meditation every Monday with the Springs Mountain Sangha. Mon., April 2, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Call 330-1926 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.

Yoga for Special Needs, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201. $15/class or $70/five classes. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 578-8093 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 baby care classes to yoga, dancing and weight loss. Call 444-2273 or visit memorialhealthsystem.com for more.

Celebrate Recovery, Westside First Church, 502 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.

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
"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.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "Trees for the Pikes Peak Region," Thurs., March 29. Call 636-8923 to register.

"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.

"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.

"The Geopolitics of Energy in the 21st Century," CSU Pueblo, Hasan School of Business Auditorium, Pueblo. Presenting Dick Stegemeier, former CEO of Unocal. Fri., March 30, 7:30 a.m. Call 719/549-2810 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.

Roswell NM: 60th Anniversary UFO Crash Presentation, CSPD Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard St. Free. Hear the latest on the 1947 UFO crash near Roswell, NM. Tues., April 3, 7-9 p.m. Call 213-4250 or visit ufonut.com for more.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "Funding Your Business," April 3. "Drop Dead Marketing Ideas," April 11. "QuickBooks Pro Intro," April 12. "Understanding Financial Statements," April 19. "Legalities of Starting a Business in Colorado," April 25. "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 17. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more.

"Pollinators of the Colorado Springs Area," Beidelman Environmental Center, 720 West Caramillo St. Free. The Southeast Chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society will present Adalbert Goertz. Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m. Call 633-5927 for more.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

click to enlarge FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. - Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to - 10 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for - non-members. Featuring Katrina: Catastrophe and - Catharsis, through April 29. Visit csfineartscenter.org for - more.
  • FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, through April 29. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Literary Events
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. Azar Nafisi at CC's Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 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.

Anstett, Morales, Mueske Reading, The Smokebrush, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Kick off National Poetry Month with Aaron Anstett, Juan Morales and Steve Mueske reading from their new collections. Mon., April 1, 7-9 p.m. Call 200-4268 for more.

Borders Book Events, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Todd Bardwick will discuss and sign Teaching Chess in the 21st Century and Chess Workbook for Children. Mon., April 2, 6:30pm. Call 266-1600 for more.

Spring Writers Workshops, 16990 Cherry Crossing Drive. Presenting guided writing exercises, individual consultations and group manuscript critiques. Meets Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m., April 4 to June 13. Women only: meets Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. April 5 to May 31. Call 495-3755 for more.

"The Novel Beyond Character: Flaubert to Rushdie," CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting Jonathan Culler of Cornell University. Wed., April 4, 3:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

David Mason Reading, CC's Jerome P. McHugh Student Commons (above the Herb 'n' Farm Caf), 1090 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Mason, a writer and CC associate professor of English, will read from Ludlow, his new verse novel. Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Jerry B. Jenkins Signing, Mardel Bookstore, 5964 Barnes Road. The author will sign Kingdom Come, his last novel in the Left Behind Series. Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. Call 573-0402 for more.

Poetry West Workshop, CC Worner Center room 213, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10 for non- members. Springs writer Ava Heinrichsdorff hosts a poetry-prose experiment to clarify the "poetry in good poetry." Sat., April 7, 10 a.m. Call 634-2367 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 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.

classical

Bach and Telemann with a Celtic Connection, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Cañon and Manitou avenues, Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Chamber music performed by area musicians. Wed., April 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Call 475-2396 for more.

Brahms' Requiem, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring a Good Friday performance by the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary choir with orchestra. Fri., April 6, 7 p.m. Call 884-6172 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

Barbershop Harmony Society, Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive. $12-$15. Presenting Favorites of a Decade with Quest Quartet, Ignition Quartet and the America the Beautiful chorus. Sat., March 31, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Call 272-4390 or visit atbchorus.com for more.

Ashraf Sewailim and Susan Grace, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting Sewailim, a baritone, and Grace, on piano. Sat., March 31, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

La Primavera de Amor (The Springtime of Love), CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Presenting a concert of mariachi music. Sun., April 1, 3 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $21.50-$27.50. Presenting a 3D-HD laser show choreographed to Pink Floyd music. Sat., April 7, 8-10:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 or visit laserspectacular.com for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Presenting Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Swing Fiddle Workshop, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $30-$35. Presenting a workshop with Johnny Neill. Sat., April 14, 1-3 p.m. Call Sue at 578-1516 or visit blackroseacoustic.org for more.

Performances

Staggering Toward America: The Journey Home, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. $10, CC students free. Rik Reppe presents his one-man show about post-9/11 America. Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 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.

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Presenting Dobie Maxwell, through April 1. Dean Austin, April 4-8. Rob Sherwood, April 11-15. Call 591-0707 or visit loonees.com for more.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Featuring Harlem Globetrotters, April 5, 7 p.m. Carlos Mencia, April 28, 8 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 or visit worldarena.com for more.

Dream Masterz, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7-$22.50. Presenting a reality-bending show using the art of illusion and special effects. Fri.-Sat., April 6-7, 7 p.m. Call 719/235-8944 or visit butteoperahouse.com for more.

Murder at Macabre Manor, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $35 single, $55 couple. Enjoy dinner and help solve a murder. Proceeds tobenefit Historic Evergreen Cemetery. Sat., April 14, 6:30 p.m. Call Dianne at 630-7328 for reservations by April 7.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting Aida, April 13-14. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

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

Manitou Art Theater Events, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs.$8. Featuring Myths, Mops and Mischief, Sat., April 7, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., April 8, 2 p.m. Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

Recreation
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering Spring Break Nature Camp: Wake Up World, through March 30. Natural Egg Dying, April 7. Easter Bunny Hike, April 7. Nature Adventures: What Makes a Mammal?, April 11. Rocky Mountain Medicinal Herbs, April 14. Call 520-6745 for more.

Hiking and Kayaking in New Zealand, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. World traveler Bill Houghton will share slides and stories of his travels in New Zealand. Tues., April 3, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering Little Wonders: Furry Friends, April 3. Nature Explorers: Little Stinkers, April 5. GPS, Maps and More, April 7. Young Naturalists: The Fish Eagles, April 14. Nature Explorers: Pokey Porcupines, April 19. Earth Day Night Hike, April 20. Geocaching, April 21. Radical Reptiles, April 28. Call 520-6387 for more.

Prospect Lake User's Meeting, Aquatic and Fitness Center, 280 S. Union Blvd. Presenting guidelines for boating, fishing, swimming and jet skiing. Wed., April 4, 6 p.m. Call Deb Barry at 385-6035 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting April 4. Offering "Bird Discovery Walks," Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Sunrise Earth Day Hike, Sun., April 22, 5:45 a.m. Spring Clean-up, Sat., April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.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

Ballroom Dance Parties, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St. $5-$8. Beginners' Practice, 7:45-8:30 p.m. Ballroom and Latin Party, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fri., March 30. No partner required. Call 473-1395 or visit dancecolorado.net 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 31, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances every third Friday with digital DJ Ken Daily. Call 633-0195 or visit internationaldanceclub.org or more.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, Cotton-eyed Joe, mixers, country waltz, cowboy cha-cha, easy squares and more. No experience or partner required. Sat., March 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 or visit roncounts.com 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.

Free Group Class, Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave. Offering nightclub-style salsa dance instruction and specialty dance fitness classes. Call 520-1201 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
Drag Ball, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $4-$20. Presenting an amateur and professional drag show. All proceeds will benefit Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Sat., March 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. VIP After Party, 12:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Antiques and Collectibles Evaluation Fair, The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $15 one item, $25 two items. Find out what your antiques are worth at this Antiques Roadshow-style event. Sat., March 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 475-9747 or visit css.org for more.

"A Day Extraordinaire," World Prayer Center, 11005 Voyager Parkway. Free. Rose of Sharon International presents workshops and an old-time Gospel hour. March 31, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 219-9789 for reservations.

Antiques Show & Sale, Historic City Auditorium, 21 E. Kiowa St. $3. Featuring multiple vendors as well as a jewelry appraiser and glass grinder. Sat., March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., April 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jo Peterson at 596-8839 for more.

Dancing with Jesus, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Use movement to explore your relationship with the divine. Sun., April 1, 6-8 p.m. Call 291-3120 or visit somamovement.org for more.

Cherish the Child, Pueblo Mall Customer Service Center, 3567 Dillon Drive, Pueblo. Featuring informational booths, children's performances and activities for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Tues., April 3, 4-7 p.m. Call 719/583-6326 for more.

St. Baldrick's, CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 Cache la Poudre St. Shaving heads for childhood cancer research. Presenting Irish dancers, live bands and more. Fri., April 6, noon to 9 p.m. Call 328-1312 for more.

Easter Sunrise Service, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Featuring traditional and contemporary worship music and a sermon by First Presbyterian Church's senior pastor. Sun., April 8, 5:45-6:30 a.m. Call 884-6170 or visit first-pres.org for more.

Autism Risk & Safety Conference, Fire Department Training Academy, 375 Printers Pkwy. $50-$75. Presenting safety expert Dennis Debbaudt on strategies for managing risks at home, school and in the community. Thurs., April 12, 6-9 p.m. Call 265-6141 or visit asappr.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
Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting "Spring Break with the Donkeys" featuring Oro and Nugget. Fri., March 30, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 488-0880 or visit wmmi.org for more.

Young Adult Job Fair, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering a job fair for ages 16 to 24. Fri., March 30, 1-3 p.m. Call 444-5212 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 Color: Hand and Soft, through April 23. Visit - commonwheel.com for more.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Color: Hand and Soft, through April 23. Visit commonwheel.com for more.

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$15. Presenting the Colorado Springs Philharmonic performing with demonstrations of the capabilities of each instrument. Sun., April 1, 2:30 p.m. Call 520-SHOW or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

Harry Potter Party, East Library, 5550 North Union Blvd. Celebrate the birthday of our favorite red-headed pranksters, Fred and George Weasley. Bring a drink or snack to share. Sun., April 1, 2 p.m. Call 272-7301 for more.

Let it Shine: A Movement Class for Children, Soma Studio. Children age 4 to 6 will use movement, art and dance to celebrate the spirit within. Sun., April 1, 6-8 p.m. Call 291-3120 or visit somamovement.org for directions and class registration.

Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. Offering "Dream Big" creativity classes for 2-5 year olds, Tuesdays, April 3-17, 10 a.m. Reservations required. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

"Honoring Children and Their Best Interests," Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. Free. The Family Attachment Center will hold a community symposium for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Tues., April 3, 6-8 p.m. Call 632-3204 or visit familyattachmentcenter.org for more.

"What Every Child Needs" and "Understanding the Power of the Parent-Child Relationship," Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1305 N. Union Blvd. Free. Offering a community family series every Tuesday in April. Childcare available. Tues., April 3, 6-8 p.m. Call 578-3130 or visit elpasocountyhealth.org for more.

"Shaken Baby Syndrome: Medical and Social Implications" and "Drug Endangered Children," El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, 301 S. Union Blvd. $10. Presenting Kathryn Wells, Medical Director of the Denver Family Crisis Center. Wed., April 4, 1-5 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call Anita at 578-3200 or visit elpasocountyhealth.org for more.

Transition Fair, Historic City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Free. The Pikes Peak Interagency Transition Team will host a fair for young adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Wed., April 4, 6-8 p.m. Call 785-6428 for more.

Vocational & Career Education Options Night, Doherty High School Auditorium, 4515 Barnes Road. Presenting information for junior and senior high school students and their parents. April 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 328-6407 for more.

Om for Peace, Dancing Hearts Studio, 2828 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Express your wish for peace by joining others in the International OM for Peace. Sun., April 8, 4-5 p.m. Call 685-1100 or visit dancingheartsstudio.com/services.html for more.

Volunteer Opportunities
Starsmore Discovery Center needs volunteers to assist with sales, school programs, hikes, trail building and maintenance, the climbing wall, and other public programs. Training dates are Tues., April 10 and Tues., May 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 385-6089 for more.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking volunteer medical personnel such as nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists and mental health counselors to respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Call 888-260-6330 or visit covolunteers.state.co.us for more.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time program. Call 447-9898 ext. 1020 or visit casappr.org 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.

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. 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. Call 495-3908 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. 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.

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 Marie Gibbons and Jimmy Sellars: Residual Memory through April 11. John Counterman: Odd Man Out, April 5 to May 6. Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition, April 9 to May 20. Jeffco Student Exhibition, April 13 to May 13. 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 Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt, April 13 to July 6. Inspiring Impressionism through May 25. Charles Deas: Telling Tales to 1840s America, May 17 to Aug. 10. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.

Exhibitrek The Gallery, 1711 15th St., Boulder, 303/998-1711. Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Co-existence, paintings by Colorado Springs artist Rich Wojdula, through May 4.

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.

literary

Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch. Presenting Marne Davis Kellogg, March 29. Robert Root, March 31. Anne Lamott and Heather Graham, April 4. JLove Calder'n, Liz Holzemer ands Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, April 5. Gardening Roundtable, April 7. National Poetry Month Readings, April 7 & 9. Michael Collier and Jodi Picoult, April 9. John Henderson, Patrick McManus, and Susan Schachterle, April 10. Sandra Dallas, April 11. Lama Surya Das, April 12. Sen. John Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry, April 15. Visit tatteredcover.com 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.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.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

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring "Doors Open Free Day." Sat.-Sun., April 14-15. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Featuring David Rogers' Big Bugs Exhibit through June 24. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Holly Shimizu, April 5, 7 p.m. Free Admission Day, April 22. 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.

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.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Presenting Art and the Animal through April 1. Spectacular Achievements: Audubon's Animals of North America, through May 20. Showing the film Wolves through August. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org for more.

performances

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring Lazer Vaudeville, April 1. Do I Hear a Waltz?, April 17 to May 13. The Dinosaur Play, a children's show, through May 4. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver. $18-$22. Featuring Benjamin Franklin, Printer, Etc. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. through April 14. Dog See God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, April 27 to June 9. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver. $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through 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 p.m. and 3 p.m. Starship Troy, a live sitcom, every other Tuesday and Wednesday through May 23, 8 p.m. Moby Dick Unread, Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Thursdays in April, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 3 p.m., through April 27. Call 720/946-1388 or visit buntport.com for more.

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