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click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

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 Works by Holly Conlon through April 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 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 nonprofit of the buyers' choice.

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.

Dogtooth Coffee Company, 505 E. Columbia St., 632-0125. Open Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Portraits, paintings by Sarah Davis, April 9 to 22.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Times Past and Present, works by Bill Duryea, through May 31.

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.

The Gallery at Paragon, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring In Retrospect, works by Rhonda S. Van Pelt through May 31. Also featuring Explore Fools Paradise, works by Phil Wassell through May 26. Visit cedarsjazzclub.com for more.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 6 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring 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.

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.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333. Penrose Library featuring The Journey of Herbs. Fountain Branch featuring artwork by Fountain-Fort Carson School students. 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.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Fluid, photo images by Kim Drennan and Abigail Kreuser, through April 28. Shifting Light, works by Lin Fife, through May 20. 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 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 a 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 Works of Claudio Jeminez, his Retablos showing scenes of indigenous cultures. Opening reception, Fri., April 6, 5-9 p.m. 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.

art events

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 and a metal casting demonstration outside Smokebrush 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.

Spring Art Classes, Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive. Offering a variety of painting, drawing, sculpting and other art classes. Call 520-1899 or visit cottonwoodartistsschool.com for more.

Auditions & Entries
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.

Art As Community 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. Local artists and non-profits that are interested in participating are encouraged to call 540-3592.

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
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.

Annual SANE Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St. $30-35. This is the major fundraiser event for the sexual assault/forensic nurse examiner program at Memorial Hospital. Fri., April 20, 5-8 p.m. Call 365-8666 for tickets and more information.

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
Parents Without Partners, Poor Richard's Restaurant (children's area), 324 1/2 N. Tejon St. Free. Offering fun, education, and support for single parents. Do not need to be custodial parent. Fri., April 6, 6-7 p.m. Call 278-6931or visit pwpcolorado.org 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.

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.

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
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.

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

SOMOS Film Series, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Screening Machuca, the story of two boys observing the political coup by Pinochet in Chile, Tues., April 10, 5:30 p.m. Screening Voces Inocentes, a portrayal of the 1980s civil war in El Salvador, Wed., April 11, 5:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

"Through a Shower Curtain Darkly: Norman's Narrative in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho," CC's Armstrong Hall, Max Kade Theater, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Through lecture and film clips, film scholar and biographer Ed Sikov will explore the horror classic Psycho. Wed., April 11, 3:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

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. April 28, May 12 and 26. Visit cfisteel.org for more.

Food & Drink
Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. 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. 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.

Prohibition's Repeal Anniversary Party, Bristol Brewing Company, 1647 S. Tejon St. Featuring a screening of the documentary The American Brew, a costume contest and a new beer release. Sat., April 7, 4 p.m. Call 633-2555 or visit bristolbrewing.com 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. 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. Visit sdc- arts.org for more.

Chef's Catalog Retail Store Classes, 5070 Centennial Blvd. $50-$60. Beginners Cooking Techniques, Wednesdays, through April 11. Call 272-2700 for more.

Wednesday Wine Tastings, The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St. $20. Offering five wines, tapas and lessons in wine tasting. Every Wednesday through May 2, 6:30 p.m. Call 632-1086 or visit thebluestar.net for more.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "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. Shamanic Journey Group, April 6, 7-10 p.m. "Creating Prosperity and Abundance: Unconscious Wealth Rejection," May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.

Beginning Reiki Workshop, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument. Learn heal yourself on physical, emotional and mental levels. Strengthen your energy boundaries. Fri., April 6, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 488-2493 for more.

Chinese Medicine for Sleeping Problems, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting a lecture with North Springs Acupuncture. Sat., April 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 598-9200 for more.

Pueblo Holistic Health & Living Fair, Occhiato University Center, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo. $5-8. Featuring informational booths, workshops and other resources for holistic healing. Sat., April 7 and Sun., April 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 303/726-1983 for more.

Teller County Public Health Fair, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. An event for all ages. Learn about various health issues and receive health screenings. Sat., April 7, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 719/332-7307 for more.

"Internat'l Springtime Seminar by Sri Harold Klemp," ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Listen to an audiocast of this spiritual master on life and The Year of Giving. Sun., April 8, 10:30 a.m. Call 495-1096 or visit eckankar.org 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.

Tibetan Buddhist Teaching Series, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. Wed., April 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 471-9051 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 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, 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.

CommuniDance, 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
"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.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "The Art of Selecting and Growing Roses," April 5. "High Altitude Gardening," April 10 and 12. Call 636-8923 to register.

Buddhism Lecture Series, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd. $10. A four-part lecture series presented by CC religion professor David Gardiner on the theory and practice of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. Thursdays in April, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 389-6616 for more.

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

"Is a Humane Society Within Reach?," Kraemer Family Library, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Nationally known author Gus Lee will speak on Confucius, Aristotle, Dogbert and utopia. Mon., April 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 262-3068 for more.

"Role of School Boards in Public Education," Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. A panel of school board members and administrators from throughout Colorado will discuss these issues in public education. Tues., April 10, 6 p.m. Call 576-0346 for more.

Child Abuse Prevention Month, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1305 N. Union Blvd. Free. Two lectures will focus on the effects of media on children and on how men can help prevent violence against women and youth. Tues., April 10, 6-8 p.m. Call 520-1019 for more.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Rd. Free. Paul Poppert, a landscape architect, will speak on current trends and techniques in gardening. Tues., April 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"Challenging Empire: U.S. Policy in the Middle East," First Congressional Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Free. Phyllis Bennis, a writer, analyst and activist on Middle East and UN issues will speak on "Challenging Empire." Tues., April 10, 7 p.m. Visit ppjpc.org for more.

"Wild Values," Sierra Club, 4255 Sinton Rd. Free. Paul Bell, an environmental psychologist, will discuss the value of wilderness areas. Tues., April 10, 7 p.m. Call 385-0045 for more.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Mardel Bookstore Events, 5964 Barnes Road. Jerry B. Jenkins 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.

Black Cat Books Events, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. Author Mei-Li Liu will sign Ten Thousand Miles from Home. Sat., April 7, 1-4 p.m. Call 685-1589 for more.

Barnes & Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free. Author Kimberly Lord Stewart will sign Eating Between the Lines: The Supermarket Shopper's Guide to the Truth Behind Food Labels. Sat., April 7, 2 p.m. Call 266-9945 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

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 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.

Dave Rovics in Concert, Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla Ave. $10. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Tickets are available at the PPJPC offices. Mon., April 9, 7:30 p.m. Visit ppjpc.org for more.

USAF Band Chamber Recital Series, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, Mon., April 9, 7:30 p.m. and Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., Tues., April 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. Featuring guest performers on flute, percussion and piano. Call 556-9952 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

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring The Complete History of America (Abridged) through 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.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Presenting Dean Austin through April 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.

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.

Murder at Macabre Manor, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $35 single, $55 couple. Enjoy dinner and help solve a murder. Proceeds benefit 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.

Recreation
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering 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.

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 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 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.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering 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.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

dance parties & workshops

Colorado Ballroom, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Basic instruction of dance rhythm and steps for a variety of styles. Sat., April 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Suavemente Salsa & Merengue Dance Class, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-90. The five-week session begins on Wed., April 11. Call Hector Diaz at 575-0220 for more.

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., Fridays in April. Milonga Dance Party, April 27. 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, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances every third Friday with digital DJ Ken Daily. Call 633-0195 or visit internationaldanceclub.org or 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
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.

Way of the Cross/Way of Justice, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Free. A Good Friday tradition in Colorado Springs that features various depictions of the suffering of Jesus in our society. Fri. April 6, noon to 2 p.m. Visit ppjpc.org 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. Fire, police and first responders, free. Presenting safety expert Dennis Debbaudt on strategies for managing risks at home, school and in the community. Thurs., April 12, 6-9 p.m. Law enforcement, 9 a.m. to noon. Fire and first responders, 2-4:30 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
Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. Offering "Dream Big" creativity classes for 2-5 year olds, Tuesdays through April 17, 10 a.m. Reservations required. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org 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.

My 99.9 and 11 News Easter Egg Hunt, Palmer Park, Academy Blvd. and Maizeland Rd. Free. Featuring egg hunts for all ages and other amusements. Sat., April 7, 9 a.m. Call Therese Campanelli at 229-0511 for more.

Easter Bonnet Contest, Yoga Imaging LLC, 324 N. Nevada Ave. Free. A chance for children to create the best Easter Bonnet. Prizes from local business sponsors. Sat., April 7, 1 p.m. Call 473-7770 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.

Colorado Distance and Learning Academy, Best Western Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Teachers from the CDELA will talk about learn-from-home programs. Tues., April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 303/535-6868 x168 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. Free training provided. 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 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 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. Senator John Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry, April 15. Visit tatteredcover.com for more.

music

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 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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    • Sun., Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free
  • A Christmas Carol @ UCCS Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

    • Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 24 $18-$42
    • Buy Tickets

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