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click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. 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.

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 Pottery from the Dragons Fire, works by Pamela Ross, Eugenia Williams and Nicole Paulmier, through May 22. Opening reception, Sat., May 5, 5-8 p.m. Works by Irene Braun, Roger Carlson, Bill Hyer, Sherry Rogers and Kazuko Stern in the Den Gallery.

Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Featuring the art of Andrea Archer and Anyta Vinogradov. Opening reception, Fri., May 4, 5-9 p.m.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring On the Edge through May 27. Opening reception, Fri., May 4, 5-8 p.m. 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, thebac.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Journeys, photography by Cris Pulos, through May 29. Metal Embossed Works, by Steve Havens, through May 29. From the Edge of the Center through June 9.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibit through May 14.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by Dorothy Fein, Erin Skaggs, Jason Fryer and Trever Kudamus, May 5 to June 1. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice. Opening reception, Sat., May 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colorado Ironworks & Gallery, 625-627 S. Sierra Madre St., 447-1622, coloradoironworks.com. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Great Garden Sculpture, Funky Found Figures and Canyon Creatures through June 30. Opening reception, Fri., May 4, 5-8 p.m.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Imagination Celebration Children's Art Show through May 7.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring A Watercolor Exhibit by Eric Michaels through May 22. Opening reception, Fri., May 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

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 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.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. 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 Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 to June 24. Museum Discovery Day, May 12. Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, July 1 to Sept. 30.

First Congregational Church Atrium, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Featuring All-members Art Show, May 12-20.

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

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, gunterwolffgallery.com. Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Featuring Rhodes Raku Rendezvous, works by Jerry Rhodes, through May 15. Satisfying Deep Desires, jewelry by Arleen Alleman, May 12 to June 20. Opening reception, Sat., May 12, 6-8 p.m.

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, through May 25.

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

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 684-9439. Featuring The Capitalist Pig and Kitsch Gone Wrong: Vicious New Work by Ryan S. Ballard, through May 8.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring ... after a brief, yet necessary, lacuna, works by Julianza Shavin, Michelle Boettcher, Alex Sena, Sam Pisciotta and more, through June 7.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring works by Tricia Bass, Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan, Herman Raymond, Kevin Weckbach, Thomas J. Owen and Michael Ome Untiedt.

Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House, 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 Celebration for Life, works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez, through Oct. 19. Opening reception, Fri., May 11, 5-8 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. 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.

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

Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Feature new works by Stephan Hall.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Student Art as well as Shifting Arcana, works by Lin Fife, through May 18. Art from Otates, works by Lindsay Ray, through May 26.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring 2007 Senior Exhibition, May 4-25. Opening reception, Fri., May 4, 5-7:30 p.m. Water Media International XV, June 15 to Aug. 3.

Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710, velezgalleries.com. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Cinco de Mayo with paintings by Andrew Velez. Fri., May 4, 5-9 p.m.

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 Art of Lewis Palmer High School Students and Staff through May 12.

art events

First Friday ArtWalk in Old Colorado City, West Colorado Avenue between 21st and 27th streets, 520-9494, shopoldcoloradocity.com. Free. Meet artists, view demos and enjoy live music and refreshments. Friday, May 4, 4-8 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception, Depot Arts District, 218 W. Colorado Ave.. 444-1012. Free. Showcasing May exhibits at Smokebrush Gallery, The Chapel of Art, and the Commons Gallery. Fri., May 4, 5-8 p.m.

45th Annual Young People's Art Exhibit, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive, 597-3344, imaginationcelebration.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Middle School Exhibition, May 4-12.

"A Celebration of Life," Plantera Group Gallery, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. $15-$20. Featuring an art show with works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez. Proceeds benefit Pennies for Nicoll. RSVP by May 7. Opening reception, Fri., May 11, 5-8 p.m.

Auditions & Entries
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony will hold auditions May 9-12, for students age 18 or younger. Audition music can be found at csysa.com. Call 633-3901 for an appointment.

The Downtown Partnership and Colorado Springs Philharmonic are looking for musicians to play in 24 downtown restaurants and galleries as part of the "Sunday on the Town" benefit. Call Roslyn at 884-2110 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

The Gallery at Paragon and Cedars Jazz Club is seeking artists to display their works in an up-and-coming venue. Open to all ideas and styles. Call Ron Goldman at 510-1450 for more.

Artist Lair is to announce call for entries in the Artists Lairs Summer Arts Festival in June. This juried exhibition and competition welcomes emerging and mid-career artist's work. Entry fee is $25 per artist for two entries. Entry deadline for mailed slide/CD entries is May 18, and other entries, June 6. There will be a special category for Artists 18 years and under. Call 576-5247 for more.

Colorado Springs Chorale will hold auditions at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. on Tues., May 22, 6:30-10 p.m. Call 634-3737 for an appointment or visit cschorale.org.

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 & Crafts in Bancroft Park is seeking artists in all media, original and handmade. Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Runs June 23 and August 11. Application forms at 1 S. 24th St. or 636-1225.

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.

Civic Opportunities
Panhellenic Scholarship Luncheon, Kissing Camels Club, 4500 Kissing Camels Drive, 574-0967. $30. Featuring a fashion show, silent auction and luncheon. Sat., May 5, 11:15 a.m.

9th Annual Memories in the Making Fundraiser, Broadmoor International Center, 21 Lake Circle, 266-8773, alzco.org. $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.

Clubs & Organizations
Colorado Carnivorous Plant Society Meeting & Show, Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Drive, 578-8123, coloradocarnivorousplantsociety.com. Free. Featuring plant judging, show-and-tell, raffles, silent auctions, door prizes and more. Sat., May 5, 2-4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Debra Draughon: 459-8523. Join the group's monthly meeting and presentation. Tues., May 8, 6:30-9 p.m.

Speed Networking, The Blue Star, 1645 S, Tejon St., 214-3552. Free admission with lunch purchase. Business owners gather to network in a fun, proactive environment. Bring lots of cards. Tues., May 8, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Neighbors' Auction and Luncheon, US Air Force Academy Officers' Club, 3120 Academy Drive, 535-8235. $20. Women new to Colorado Springs are invited to attend this annual auction and luncheon. Proceeds benefit Silver Key and Marion House. Wed., May 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

American Association of University Women, Silver Wood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. $14.50. The club will present a lunch meeting with Marguerite Arai Cantu speaking on "American Indian Spirituality." RSVP to 590-7237 by May 7. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Exploring the Ancient Christian Faith" Agia Sophia Coffeeshop, 2902 W. Colorado Ave., 473-9238. Meeting for a question-and-answer session. Fourth Sunday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6229. 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.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older through AARP. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Entrepreneur Club, Steaksmith, 3802 Maizeland Road, 214-3552. $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.

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

Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave., Richard Buchanan; 685-1984. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

click to enlarge OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., - 210-9799. Featuring  after a brief, yet necessary, - lacuna, works by Julianza Shavin, Michelle Boettcher, - Alex Sena, Sam Pisciotta and more, through June 7.
  • OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring after a brief, yet necessary, lacuna, works by Julianza Shavin, Michelle Boettcher, Alex Sena, Sam Pisciotta and more, through June 7.

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

Empower Colorado, First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., 559-7679. A support group for families of children with a mental illness. Meets the second Saturday of the month.

Emotions Anonymous Support Group, Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada Ave., 216-7238. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

Recovery Incorporated, Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point, 393-5316. Offering a self-help group for people with depression, anxiety, obsessions or other psychological issues. Meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Pikes Peak Region, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd., 351-7951. Donations accepted. Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.

The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, SilverWood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail, 260-0651. $14. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering outdoor activities and social events.

Sno-Jets Ski Club Events, Howard's BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St., 577-7669, snojets.org. Club meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Offering ski trips, biking, hiking and other activities.

Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6234. $7.50. Offering a buffet luncheon with speakers for all women in the workplace. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

WINGS, various locations, 800/373-8671, wingsfound.org. Offering 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.

El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St., 548-9114. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. Mark.

Film & Video
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jackpot Bingo, 2417 N. Union Blvd. $5. Screening the 1975 cult movie with full audience participation. Costumes encouraged. Doors open at 10 p.m. every Saturday; Show starts at midnight.

French Cin Club, CC's Max Kade Theater, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6519. Free. Presenting Vatel (2000) in French with English subtitles. May 7, 6:30 p.m.,

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

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering ""Microbrew Tasting," May 3. "California Wine Tasting," May 5. "Spanish Wine Tasting," May 12. "Italian Wine Tasting," May 19. "Colorado Wine Tasting," May 26. "Wines of the World Tasting," May 31. Pre-registration is required.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099. Offering "Children's Nutrition," May 3. "Make Your Own Baby Food," May 10. "Kids Wild About Cooking," May 12. "Nutrition for New Parents," May 15.

Taste of the Springs, Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 528-5833, careandshare.org. $65. Featuring samplings from dozens of area restaurant and beverage vendors, a silent auction and more to benefit Care and Share. Sun., May 6, 3-6 p.m.

IRC Dinner, Briarhurst Manor Estate, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1864, briarhurst.com. $55. Offering a five-course, five-wine dinner from The Independent Restaurant Cooperative, a group of area restaurants that support local farmers and ranchers. Tues., May 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Experience Wine Classes, 282-8688, experiencewine.net. Offering wine classes including "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," May 20. "Sonoma County Focus," May 24. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," June 10. "How To Make Your Own Wine," June 21.

Health & Healing

"Woman's Story Gathering: An Afternoon of Women's Spirituality," St. Francis Assisi Parish Ministry Center, Rooms B&C, 2650 Parish View, 598-5486. Presenting a program on Hildegard Bingen, a medieval prophet, poet, composer and healer. Sun., May 6, 2-4 p.m.

"Lighten Up" Workshop, 687-1191, angel-miracles.com. $15. Claim your power over emotional eating and weight extremes with Barbara Royal. 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.

"Introduction to Gluten-Free Living," Whole Foods Market, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999. Free. Registered dietitian Martha Rosenau will teach you how to feel your best on a gluten-free diet. Wed., May 9, 6 p.m.

Satsang, Meditation, and Kirtan, Siva Mandir, 128 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 229-4290. $5 suggested donation. Half-hour meditation followed by Kirtan, a reading, and an Aarti service. Wednesdays through May 23, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Grief Recovery Workshop, Springs Counseling Center, 5540 Tech Center Drive, Suite 203, 548-0100, springscounseling.com. $60. This six-week workshop will help you understand the grieving process and manage challenging times. Babysitting available if arranged in advance. Tuesdays through May 29, 5:30-7 p.m.

"Creating Prosperity and Abundance: Healing Unconscious Wealth Rejection," Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherapy.com. Offering a workshop with Emily B. Lustig. Pre-registration required. Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Soma Studio Events, 291-3120. "Let It Shine," an 8-week class for children using movement, art and dance to celebrate the spirit within, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., $18.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0236. Offering Tarot readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., $25. "Color Healing Series," second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," third Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m., $15. "Essential Oils," fourth Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

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

Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, unityrockies.org for more. Offering Yoga class, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26.

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

World Peace Organization Meetings, 703 Arrawanna St., 635-8968, sgiusacos.org. 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.

Weight Management Classes, Peak Nutrition, 606 S. Tejon St., 548-9859. 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.

Yoga for Special Needs, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201, 578-8093. $15/class or $70/five classes. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Conversations with God Study Group, 475-2068. Free. Featuring "New Thought" spiritual readings and discussion. Thursdays, 7- 8:30 p.m.

Taketina Practice Groups, Manitou Wellness Center, 725C Manitou Ave., 685-1480, taketina.com. Donations only. Explore polyrhythm, voice and movement with William Whitehawk. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.

"Transform Your Life" Meditation Class, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 303/813-9551, meditationincolorado.org. $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road, 597-4402. Join this Christian-based, 12-step program for "hurts, habits and hang-ups." Fridays, 6-9 p.m.

CommuniDance, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 291-3120. Donations accepted. Building community through movement and dance. Childcare provided. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, HealthLink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, memorialhealthsystem.com. Register for a variety of classes from baby care classes to yoga, dancing and weight loss.

Insight Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite A, Carol; 473-7609. 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.

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.

Lectures & Learning

"Iraq: How the U.S. Got In and How We Can Get Out," CC's Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Presenting Dr. Stephen Zunes, of the University of San Francisco. Thurs., May 3, 7:30 p.m.

"What's at Stake for our Campuses, Careers and Communities," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Featuring a community forum on affirmative action and equal opportunity presented by Colorado Unity. Thurs., May 3, 6-8 p.m.

"The Source of Religious Anger," CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting John S. Spong, a champion of progressive Christianity and author of Jesus for the Non-Religious. Fri., May 4, 7:30 p.m.

"Shakespeare on a Sunday Afternoon," First United Methodist Church, Parlor Room, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 531-6315. Join a discussion of Hamlet with Professor Tom Mauch. Sun., May 6, 12:30 p.m.

"Who Really Wrote the Bible?" CC's Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St., 634-2345, thejewishflame.com. Hear author Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet speak on the origins of the Bible. Mon., May 7, 7:30 p.m.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Presenting "Pikes Peak Butterflies," with Sam Johnson. Tues., May 8, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"Starting a Small Business," SCORE, 636-3074, coloradospringsscore.org. $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Fort Carson, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Peterson Air Force Base, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Schriever Air Force Base, May 15, Aug. 28, Nov. 20.

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

Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Room 303, 598-3020, uccs.edu. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 17. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.

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

Pikes Peak Library District Events, 531-6333, ppld.org. 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.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, 633-4991, visitpillar.org. Offering classes on photography, poetry, music, film, finances, religion, health, history and more.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., 385-7920. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps.

Literary Events
Aimee Bender Reading, CC's McHugh Common Room, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting a reading and presentation with novelist and short story writer Aimee Bender. Thurs., May 3, 7 p.m.

"Throwing Your Voice: Writing as an Other," CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 213, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 634-2367. $5, Poetry West members free. Presenting a workshop with prize-wining poet Aaron Anstett. Sat., May 5, 10 a.m.

Patti Blakeman Book Signing, Envi, 2104 W. Colorado Ave., 352-7818, envi.biz. Presenting author Patti Blakeman signing The Girl's Big Book of Divine Wisdom with live music by the Broadband Girls. Sat., May 5.

click to enlarge Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa - Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. 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.
  • Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. 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.

Borders-Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. #209, 266-1600. Featuring Renee Gray-Wilburn and Becky Fulcher signing Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers. Sat., May 5, 2 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945, bn.com. Presenting William Scott and Michael Coumatos signing Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III. Sat., May 5, 2 p.m.

Jeffrey Lent Reading, CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting a reading and presentation with best-selling novelist Jeffrey Lent. Wed., May 9, 7 p.m.

Book Reading and Signing, Cucuru Gallery Caf, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 635-1754. Local author Brian Kruse will read from and sign his novel The Great American Desert. Thurs., May 10, 5-8 p.m.

Spring Writers Workshops, 16990 Cherry Crossing Drive, 495-3755. Offering guided writing exercises, individual consultations and group manuscript critiques. Meets Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m., through June 13. Women only: meets Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. through May 31.

Music

acoustic

Jana Stansfield in Concert, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 520-9538, unityrockies.org. $12-$15. Presenting Jana Stansfield launching "The Women Helping Women Help the World Tour." Thurs., May 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive, 329-1644, house-concerts.org. Presenting Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15.

classical

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 633-3649. $10-$15. Presenting the Orchestra's Season Finale: All Beethoven. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo on Fri., May 4, 8 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. on Sat., May 5, 8 p.m., and First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. on Sun., May 6, 2:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting the Youth Symphony, Pikes Peak Winds, Encore and Pikes Peak Concert Band. Sun., May 6, 3 p.m.

jazz and blues

Cool Jazz, Hot Night, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747, ext. 109. $75. Presenting jazz pianist Steve Draper and friends. Proceeds benefit the historic Trianon building. Sat., May 5, 7 p.m.

Jazz for D.P., Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. $12. Presenting a Kurt Vonnegut-themed evening of spoken word and music with the Dave Fulker Jazz Quartet. Sat., May 5, 8 p.m.

other music

Colorado College Chamber Chorus, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting "Music of the Americas." Fri., May 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Back Row, CC's Armstrong Quad, just north of Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Enjoy the sounds of this award-wining, all-male a cappella singing ensemble. Fri., May 4, 8 p.m.

All Breed Rescue Benefit Show, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave. $8. Featuring an all-ages show with Leer 43, Nicotine Fits, Abracastabya and Mike Stephens. Proceeds benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., May 5, 7:30 p.m.

Syd in Concert, Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Free. Celebrating the release of the group's CD and the gallery grand opening with music, refreshments, kids' activities and artist demonstrations. Sat., May 5, 6 p.m.

Apollo Chamber Brass Concert, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. $10-$12. The brass ensemble will present their spring recital. Sun., May 6, 3 p.m.

Shove Memorial Chapel 75th Anniversary Celebration, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 S. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting distinguished organists of the Pikes Peak region on the chapel's pipe organ. Sun., May 6, 4:30 p.m.

Performances

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Bengt Washburn, May 2-6.

Manitou Art Theater, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, themat.org. $8. Presenting Incredible Circus MAT 2007. Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. May 4-6 and 11-13.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0779, runyontheater.org. $12-$32. Presenting Greater Tuna. Dinner option available. Fri.-Sun., May 4-6.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $9.50-$28.50. Presenting Gold Fever with sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville-style olio. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation through Sept. 29.

Alice, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, imaginationcelebration.org. $8-$15. Presenting an adaptation of Whoopie Goldberg's children's book, which gives a new spin to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Mon., May 7, 6 p.m.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Featuring Into the Woods, May 11 to June 3. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626, worldarena.com. Presenting Tool, May 9, 8 p.m. Martina McBride, May 25, 7:30 p.m. George Lopez, June 10, 7 p.m.

dance parties & workshops

Dance Fever Open House, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. Free. Enjoy classes, performances, prizes and refreshments. Reservations required. No partner or experience needed. Sat., May 5, 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Ballroom and Tango Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $8. No partner required. Beginners Practice Party, Fri., May 4. Dance party, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Basic instruction followed by dance time. Casual dress. No partner required. Sat., May 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, internationaldanceclub.org. $7-$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.

Universal of Dances Peace, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, unityrockies.org. By donation. Offering devotional chants and movements from many cultures. Third Friday of the month, 7-9 p.m., through May.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3029. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Recreation

Red Rocks Canyon Tours, Parking lot at Highway 24 and S. Ridge Road. Offering tours of the area's newest open space. Hikes last 2-2.5 hours on easy to moderate trails. Thursdays at 8 a.m., starting May 3.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Birding for Beginners," May 3 and 17. "Bird Banding Workshop," May 5 and 19. "Nature Adventures: Water World," May 9. "Pressed Flower Art," May 12.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Free. Offering "Nature Explorers: Sneaky Snakes," May 3. "Kid's Night Out," May 4. "Loveable Ladybug," May 5. "Birding Basics," May 11.

Falcon Wanderers 26th Anniversary, Fountain Creek Regional Park, Picnic Pavilion at the Willow Springs Fishing Ponds, 495-0404. Join a non-competitive 5K or 10K walk. Register anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. Sat., May 5.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering "Bird Discovery Walks," Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Xeriscape Basic Seminars, Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 2855 Mesa Road, 668-3838, csu.org. Free. Colorado Springs Utilities will offer an introduction to Xeriscape principles. Sat., May 19 and June 16, 9-10 a.m. Garden tours, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ride the Range: It's for the Birds, Chico Basic Ranch, 22500 Peyton Hwy., 683-7960, chicobasinranch.com. $35. Join a bike ride to benefit the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory's banding station. Sat., May 5, 7:30 a.m. to noon.

Yoga-thon for a Cure, World Gym Colorado Springs, 1785 S. Eighth St., 477-1272. Featuring hourly yoga classes, raffles, vendors and healthy refreshments in honor of those touched by breast cancer. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Sat., May 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Discount Sport Natural Colorado Bodybuilding & Figure Competition, Doherty High School, 4515 E. Barnes Road, 303/282-9999, jefftaylor.com. $10-$25. Presenting a bodybuilding and figure competition for drug-free contestants. Sat., May 5, 6-8 p.m.

Take 5 in the Garden, Garden of the Gods, 635-8803, csgrandprix.com. $22-$27. Offering both a 5-mile and 5K run as part of the Grand Prix of Running series. Sat., May 5, 8 a.m.

Alex Hoag Run for Sunshine, Security Service Field (formerly Sky Sox Stadium), 4385 Tutt Blvd., 660-1346, alexhoagrun.org. $10-$25. Featuring a 5K run/walk, a 1-mile competitive run, cash prizes, pancake breakfast, live band and karate demos. Benefits Proteus Syndrome Foundation. Sat., May 12, 8 a.m. to noon.

Pony Fun Run, Ute Pass Elementary School, 9320 Chipita Park Road, Chipita Park, 684-9821. $15. This annual fundraiser for the elementary school includes a 1-mile or 5K run/walk. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Race at 9 a.m. Sat., May 19.

Special Events

National Day of Prayer, CC's Shove Chapel, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Join in an ecumenical prayer for peace between people of all faiths. Thurs., May 3, 7 p.m.

"Letter Rip" Day, First Baptist Church Parking Lot, 317 E. Kiowa St. The Better Business Bureau will host a free document shredding day to raise awareness of identity theft. Limited to five boxes per person. Fri., May 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Relay for Life, CC's Washburn Field, 303/898-2337. Featuring a 12-hour walk, food, games, inflatable obstacles and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Fri., May 4, 7 a.m. to Sat., May 5.

Entrepreneurs' Conference, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 575-4385, coloradospringschamber.org. $100. Presenting a keynote speaker and six workshops on business ownership and management. Fri.-Sat., May 4-5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Junior League Trash & Treasure Rummage Sale Fundraiser, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 632-3855, jlcoloradosprings.org. $5, free after 1 p.m. Find bargain prices on gently used clothing, toys, electronics, household goods and more. Sat., May 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Road, 385-6086. Enjoy a festive afternoon with music and dancing with the Bailamos Confuego (Dancing with Fire) Palmer High School dancers. Sat., May 5, 3-4 p.m.

La Gran D 101.9 FM Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring bands, Mexican and Latin American food and rides for the kids. Sat., May 5, noon to 7 p.m.

Colorado Canine Conference, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 West Rio Grande St., 877/670-MUTT, coloradocanineexpo.com. $45-$195. This two-day event includes seminars on dog behavior, health, nutrition, training and more. Sat.-Sun., May 5-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

click to enlarge Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, - gunterwolffgallery.com. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., - closed Tuesdays. Featuring Rhodes Raku Rendezvous, - works by Jerry Rhodes, through May 15. Satisfying Deep - Desires, jewelry by Arleen Alleman, May 12 to June 20. - Opening reception, Sat., May 12, 6-8 p.m.
  • Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, gunterwolffgallery.com. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Featuring Rhodes Raku Rendezvous, works by Jerry Rhodes, through May 15. Satisfying Deep Desires, jewelry by Arleen Alleman, May 12 to June 20. Opening reception, Sat., May 12, 6-8 p.m.

Dreampower Animal Rescue Rummage Sale, 826 S. Tejon St., 390-7838. Shop at Dreampower's "second hand store for second chance pets." Sat., May 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., May 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth & Family

Birth, Baby and Beyond Fair, Memorial North Hospital, 4050 Briargate Pkwy., 365-8899, memorialhealthsystem.com. Parents-to-be can meet health experts, tour the birth center and prepare for their new arrival. Sat., May 5 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rocket Building Event, Hobbytown, 839 N. Academy Blvd., 637-0404, cosrocs.com. Free. Children of all ages can learn about rocketry and make their own rockets. Sat., May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Launching at Challenger Middle School on Sat., May 12, 9 a.m.

The Birds and the Bees, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925 ext. 122, cmzoo.org. $60. Learn what it takes to raise a zoo baby. Sat., May 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet a Mini-Horse, Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791 S. Eighth St., 633-6278. Meet Tish, the miniature horse, and enjoy crafts and a story. Sat., May 5, 1:30 p.m.

What Art Means Workshops, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 577-4556, springsgov.com. $80. Weekly sessions including computer and digital music, hip-hop dance, theatrics, visual arts, and keyboard and rhythm ensembles. Saturdays or Mondays through May 26.

Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive, 597-3344, imaginationcelebration.org. Offering "El Mundo Hispano: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage," May 5, 10:30 a.m. "Just 4 Us: Rainforest Journey," May 8 and 15, 10 a.m. "My Art Belongs to Mother," May 12, 10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunities
Pikes Peak Library District is seeking volunteers to lead informal conversation groups for adult English-language learners. The next "Talk English!" Facilitator Training will be held Sat., May 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext. 2224 or ext. 2223 to register.

Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are seeking are seeking volunteers to assist with public programs and hikes. Volunteer orientation, Sat., May 12, 9-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Paula Megorden at 520-6388 by May 10.

Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter in Divide, seeks volunteers to walk or groom dogs, play with cats, run errands, work in the office and more. Call 686-7707 or visit tcrascolorado.com for more.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Southern Office is seeking friendly people willing to share quality time with people living with MS in long-term care facilities. To learn more about the Community Care Volunteer Visitation Program call 634-2820 opt. 2, ext. 101. or visit fightmscolorado.org.

Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking Host Families for high school students from around the world arriving this fall. Call 388-7978 or visit cetusa.org for more.

Friends of Garden of the Gods is seeking volunteers to welcome visitors or help lead field trips for school children and tourists. Call Bonnie Frum at 219-0101 for more

Starsmore Discovery Center needs volunteers to assist with sales, school programs, hikes, trail building and maintenance, the climbing wall, and other public programs. Next training date is Tues., May 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 385-6089 for more.

Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program adult and teen volunteers needed to help repair erosion damage. Be prepared to get dirty. Youth workdays, May 12, Sept. 22 and Oct. 21. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register at least one week in advance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 the first Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 216-7238 or visit anotherlifefoundation.org 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, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring John Counterman: Odd Man Out, through May 6. Jeffco Student Exhibition, through May 13. Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition, through May 20.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122, bmoca.org. Featuring works by Halim Al-Karim, Kris Cox and Christopher Morris through May 19.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/913-0169, denverartmuseum.org. Featuring Inspiring Impressionism through May 25. Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt, through July 6. Charles Deas: Telling Tales to 1840s America, May 17 to Aug. 10.

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.

music

North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, various venues, Hotchkiss, 970/872-8000, northforkbluegrass.com. $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.

recreation & learning

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-3682, coloradohistory.org. $5-$7, free under 5 years. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Italians of Denver exhibit through July 6, 2008.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3580, botanicgardens.org. Featuring David Rogers' Big Bugs Exhibit through June 24. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Julie Moir Messervy, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, 303/322-7009, dmns.org. $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.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Presenting Spectacular Achievements: Audubon's Animals of North America through May 20. Spring! through July 8. Showing the film Wolves through August.

performances

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Do I Hear a Waltz?, through May 13.

The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, avenuetheater.com. $18-$22. Featuring Dog See God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead through June 9.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, denvercenter.org. $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through Aug. 5.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, buntport.com. $4-$6. Featuring Starship Troy, a live sitcom, every other Tuesday and Wednesday through May 23, 8 p.m.

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