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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. Coins, Crown and Conflict, June 7 to Nov. 30. Opening reception, Thurs., June 7, 5-7 p.m.
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 portrait artist Jeremiah White, May 26 to June 3. Opening reception, Sat., May 26, 5-8 p.m. Works by Irene Braun, Roger Carlson, Bill Hyer, Sherry Rogers and Kazuko Stern in the Den Gallery.
ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Choice Works from the Bridge Gallery Artists through June 30.
Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Featuring the art of Steve Wood. Opening reception, Fri., June 8, 5-9 p.m.
Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. Featuring landscape photography by Andy Cook.
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. Karen Simkiss solo show, June 1-30. Karen Simkiss & Kathy Wallace in the Common Gallery, June 1-30. Earth to Hand, works by Audrey Blackburn and Frank Gray, June 27 to July 24. 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. Abstract paintings by Neil Fenton at Venue 515 through June 2.
Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Passages: The Art of Mary Chenoweth, June 1-22. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.
The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by Dorothy Fein, Erin Skaggs, Jason Fryer and Trever Kudamus, through June 1. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice.
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.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Tableware, works in stoneware, porcelain and glass, through June 11.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring The Many Faces of Mary Ann Bransby, watercolors, photography and metal works, June 3-26. Opening reception, Fri. June 3, 2-7 p.m.
Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, cucuru.santuario.com. Open Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Cuba Art and Soul, over 50 paintings by master and emerging artists, through August.
Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Mon. and Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Times Past and Present, works by Bill Duryea, through May. Pastel Shores, works by Gary Sillasen, June 1 to July 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 Photographic Poetry by Patrick Jones, June 4-22. Opening reception, Fri., June 8, 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 through June 24. Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, July 1 to Sept. 30.
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 Satisfying Deep Desires, jewelry by Arleen Alleman, through June 20. Eyes Wide Open, paintings by Janelle Cox and glass works by Nancy Bonig, June 9 to July 15. Opening reception, Sat., June 9, 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. Voila, photographs by Jeff Cloutier, June 1 to July 28. Opening reception, Sat., July 28.
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.
Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Presenting Summer Celebration, works by new and returning artists, June 1-11. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.
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 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 26.
Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring Spring Showcase with works by Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan, Herman Raymond, Thomas J. Owen, Kevin Weckbach, Tricia Bass, and Michael Ome Untiedt. Opening reception, Fri., May 25, 6-9 p.m.
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.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 ProRodeo Drive, 528-4714, prorodeohalloffame.com. Featuring contemporary western art by Sophy Brown, June 5 to July 31. Opening reception, Fri., June 5, 6-8 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 The Floating World and Japonesque: How East Meets West through Aug. 11. Works by Homare Ikeda, Margaret Kasahara and Sachiko Takaki, through Aug. 11.
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.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Art from Otates, works by Lindsay Ray, through May 26. Works by poster artist and toy designer Jermaine Rogers, June 1-23. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m. Songs of the Cowboys, June 1 to July 14. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Palmer Lake Art Group Fine Arts Show, work by over 50 member artists in different media, through July 6. Opening reception, June 2, 5-8 p.m.
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 through May 25. Watermedia XV, June 15 to Aug. 3. Opening reception, Fri., June 15, 5-7:30 p.m.
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 horsehair baskets by the Tohono O'Odham people of Arizona. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-9 p.m.
The Warehouse Gallery, 31 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Open Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sat., 6-10 p.m. Featuring photography by Karen De Marsche and works by Stephanie Clair.
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 contemporary and abstract art by Gary Arthur, Ruth Burink, Michael Gault and Wayne Nickle.
DIY University: Speed Lectures, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Participants will speak for 10 minutes or less on random art topics. Thurs., May 31, 7 p.m.
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, June 1, 4-8 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Elk Tour Opening Reception, Tweeds, 106 Village Terrace, Woodland Park. Artist's reception for the public art project featuring life-size elk sculptures embellished by area artists. Sat., June 2, 4-8 p.m.
Fused Glass Workshop, La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3421, $170. Learn to layer glass and other objects to make jewelry and more. Materials provided. Sat.-Sun., June 2-3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tokonoma Opening Celebration, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Exhibit of Japanese culture, including art and music. Fri., June 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Auditions & Entries
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.
Colachi Arts is seeking fine artists who would like to display their work at the gallery's new location at 1107 Manitou Ave. #11, Manitou Springs. Artists are encouraged to call or drop by through May 31. Call 685-1254 or visit myspace.com/colachi_arts for more.
All Pikes Peak Reads 2007 is seeking original art for a juried competition and exhibition based on the 2007 book selection, Zorro. Entries are due June 4. Call 531-6333 ext. 1221 or visit ppld.org for more.
Commonwheel Artists Co-op has an opening for a three-dimensional artist (except pottery). Submit photos or CDs of your work by Sun., June 9, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.
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.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is accepting entries for a juried fine art photography and glass exhibition, Through the Looking Glass. Entries must be postmarked by June 30. Visit trilakesarts.org/callForArtists.html for more.
The Friends of North Cheyenne Cañon is seeking two-dimensional artworks focused on "spectacular scenes of the Pikes Peak region" for the Canvases in the Cañon show. The deadline is Aug. 15 for the Sept. 8 exhibit. Call 635-7506 ext. 142 or visit cheyennecanon.org for more.
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.
Art, Herb and Garden Party, Louise Cutler Studio, 1663 Cragin Road, 213-3115. Open studio event with a percentage of proceeds benefiting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Sat., May 26, noon to 4 p.m.
Mayor's State of the City Address, Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. 575-4389. $25-$30. Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera will speak on the city's ranking as one of the "best cities to live." Tues., June 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cycle for SET (Service, Empowerment & Transformation), Monument Valley Park, starting at Cache la Poudre St., 385-7431, setofcs.org. Sixth annual benefit ride in support of basic medical services to low income and homeless families. Sat., June 9, 8 a.m.
Clubs & Organizations
Speed Networking for Business Professionals, Pikes Peak East Library, 5550 Union Blvd., 650-9860, strategicnetworkingus.com. Join this business group to increase contacts. Thurs., May 24, 5:45-8:30 p.m.
WINGS, 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.
Sno-Jets Ski & Social Club, 577-7669, snojets.org. Offering biking, hiking, camping, tennis and other activities.
Intellectually Gifted/Socially Unsure is a new adult (ages 21 and over) social support group for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Make friends, attend social functions, share information and advocate for one another. Contact Linda L. Thede at 573-8660 or email@example.com for more.
"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.
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.
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.
El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St., 548-9114. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.
Film & Video
Indymedia Newsreal Brown Bag, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo, 471-3405. View clips of grassroots action the corporate media don't show or tell. Thurs., May 24, noon to 1 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. Sat., May 26.
A Night with Oscar, Kimball's Twin Peak Theater, 113 Pikes Peak Ave., 226-0450, rmwfilmfest.org. $25. Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival presents four Academy Award winning short films. Sun., June 3, 5 p.m.
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.
Food & Drink
Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099. Offering "Diabetic-Friendly Store Tour," May 24. "birthNETWORK Pregnancy Fair," June 2. "Gluten-free Store Tour," June 5. "Kids Wild About Cooking," June 9. "Shop Organic on a Shoestring," June 12.
Experience Wine Classes, 282-8688, experiencewine.net. Offering wine classes including "Sonoma County Focus," May 24. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," June 10. "How To Make Your Own Wine," June 21.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Colorado Wine Tasting," May 26. "Wines of the World Tasting," May 31. "Colorado Wine Tasting," June 2. "Microbrew Tasting," June 7. "Italian Wine Tasting," June 9. "Wines of Argentina," June 16. "French Wine Tasting," June 23. "Wines of the World Tasting," June 28. "Wines for BBQ Tasting," June 30. Pre-registration is required.
Gluten-Free Baking, Whole Foods Markets, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999. $5. Learn how to bake gluten-free sweets and breads. Wed., May 30, 6 p.m.
Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon Street, 632-1086, ext. 1. Wine Tastings, $20, "New Zealand-Part 1," May 30. "New Zealand-Part 2," June 6.
Mineral Springs Foundation Vinter's Dinner and Art Auction, Briarhurst Manor Inn, 404 Manitou Ave., 685-5089. $60. Fine dining paired with wine, live music and auction. Proceeds benefit the Mineral Springs Foundation. Fri., June 1, 6 p.m.
Health & Healing
Celebration Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. Offering "Oneness Deeksha," May 24. "BodyTalk: The Language of Health," May 26. "Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover: Psychometry," May 30. "Michael Speaks," May 31.
Taize Service, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549, fcucc.org. Readings, chants and silence. Thurs., May 26, 7-8 p.m.
Center for Aikido & Tang Soo Do Studies 20th Anniversary Expo, Benet Hill Center Gymnasium, 2555 N. Chelton Road, 477-1244, aikitang.org. Free. Presenting a seminar exploring the Art of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and its principles. May 27, noon to 4 p.m.
"What is Life Teaching Me Now?" Forum, CS ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah, 633-0453, eckankar.org. Free. Discussion about the spiritual lessons behind our experiences. Sun., May 29, 10:30 a.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.
Low Back Pain Clinical Study, Hennen Health System, 3510 Galley Road, Suite 104, 314-3935, firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you suffer from low back pain? This research project will provide each participant with up to $1800 of care at no charge. Call or e-mail to find out if you qualify.
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.
Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, unityrockies.org for more. Presenting "Ask and It Is Given," Wednesdays through June 27, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 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, 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
Benet Hill Saturday Seminar, Benet Hill Center, 2555 N. Chelton Road, 633-0655. $15. Learn how your relationship with God reflects your relationships with family, friends and community. Sat., May 26, 9 a.m. to noon.
"Should You Start Your Own Business?," SCORE, 636-3074, coloradospringsscore.org. $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. East Library, May 29. Penrose Library, June 19.
"WOW Factor," Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000. Free. Stage your home to sell in less time for more money. Wed., May 30, 7-9 p.m.
"Coming Home: Going Forward," Eagle Fire Lodge and Convention Center, 777 Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 439-3621. Free. Presenting a workshop on understanding and coping with the effects of war. Childcare provided. Sat., June 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, 633-4991, visitpillar.org. Offering classes on photography, poetry, music, film, finances, religion, health, history and more. Registering now for June classes.
Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "Backpacking Light and Fast," with Bill Houghton from Mountain Chalet. Tues., June 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "The Power of Email Marketing," May 30. "Funding Your Business," June 5. "Planning a Winning Website," June 6. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.
"Starting a Small Business," SCORE, 636-3074, coloradospringsscore.org. $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Fort Carson, July 31 and Nov. 13. Peterson Air Force Base, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Schriever Air Force Base, Aug. 28, Nov. 20.
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.
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.
Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945. Free. Presenting Jay Schein signing Days of Destiny. Sat., May 26, 1 p.m.
Black Cat Books Events, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Presenting local author Beth Groundwater signing A Real Basket Case. Sat., June 2, 1-4 p.m.
"What Would Bukowski Do?" Writer's Group, Montague's, 1019 S. Tejon St., 213-6343. Free. Mondays, 7-9 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.
18th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, Greenway & Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2414, $2-$35. More than 20 acts on two stages, arts and crafts fair, nature activities and camping. Fri.-Sun., June 1-3.
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.
jazz and blues
Rednote Jazz and Wine Festival, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. $10-$15. Hosting 18 local jazz acts, Food and full bar. May 31 to June 2.
Blues Under the Bridge, under the Colorado Avenue Bridge, 200 W. Colorado Ave., 473-4801, bluesunderthebridge.com. $15-$20. Featuring beer, BBQ, local and national blues bands. Sat., June 2, 6-11 p.m.
Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition 12th Annual Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. 593-1831, pikespeakyoungcomposers.org. Performing original compositions from the young composers competition. Fri., June 1, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Club5, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., theclub5.com. Periodic nightclub offering headliner entertainment, go-go-dancers, sexy fashion shows and more. Fri., June 1.
First & Main Summer Concert Series, at the park in front of Cinemark Theaters, 3305 Cinema Point, firstandmaintowncenter.com. Free. Featuring local bands, games, inflatable bounce house, food and more. Fridays, June 8 to Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Free. Offering "Nature Stories," May 26.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Plant Sale, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925 ext. 142, cmzoo.org. Zoo admission not required. Hosted by the zoo's horticulture department. Sat.-Mon., May 26-28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Le Tour de Parques Ride, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, 385-7431, tourdeparques.org. $5. Family-friendly benefit ride for the Colorado Springs' parks system. Sat., June 2, 7:30 a.m.
Horticultural Art Society Open Gardens 2007, various venues, 475-0250, hasgardens.com. Tour private gardens. June 2, June 9, June 23, July 14 and July 21.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Sunset Wildlife Hike" and "Yoga for Parents & Children," June 9. "Nature Adventures: Cooking with the Sun," June 13.
Colorado Springs United Womens Premier Soccer, UCCS Soccer Stadium, Four Diamonds Sport Complex, 5025 N. Nevada Ave., 633-4691. $2-$5, free admission when you wear your soccer jersey. Game dates, June 9, 23 and 30, 7 p.m., July 7, 7 p.m., and July 8 and 15, 11 a.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., June 16, 9-10 a.m. Garden tours, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Starlight Spectacular Benefit Ride, Garden of the Gods Visitor's Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 385-7431, starlightspectacular.org. Recreational ride through Garden of the Gods Park. Benefits the Trails & Open Space Coalition. Sat., June 16, entertainment at 10 p.m., ride at midnight.
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.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering Technical Rock Climbing, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. "Starsmore Day," June 10. "Wild about Wildlife," June 13-14. "The Amazing Flying Machine: Hummingbirds," June 13-14. Trail Maintenance Day, June 23.
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Ron Morey, May 24-27.
World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626, worldarena.com. Presenting Martina McBride, Fri., May 25, 7:30 p.m. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, June 13-17. Kathy Casey Figure Skating Seminar, Aug. 6-7.
Manitou Springs Street Performers, Manitou Springs, 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Free. Presenting musicians, balloon artists, poets, jugglers and more on the streets of Manitou Springs. Fri., 5-8 p.m. and Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m., May 25 to July 1.
Cripple Creek Melodrama Premiere, Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/235-8944, butteoperahouse.com. $7-$10. Presenting a classic Victorian melodrama and a champagne and dessert reception. Fri., June 1, 7 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Featuring Maureen McGovern and the Velvet Hills Chorus, Sat., June 2, 8 p.m. George Winston, Thurs., July 19, 7 p.m. Kris Kristofferson in Concert, Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.
FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Featuring Into the Woods through June 3. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m.
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.
dance parties & workshops
Ballroom and Tango Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $8. No partner required. Fri., May 18. Beginner's practice, 7:45 p.m. Dance party, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, Cotton-eyed Joe, mixers, country waltz, cowboy cha-cha, easy squares and more. No smoking or alcohol. Singles welcome. Sat., May 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Instruction at 7 p.m.
Swing Lessons, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. Learn to swing dance. Mondays, 8 p.m.
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.
23rd Annual Springs Business Expo, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop, 575-4313. $10. View more than 260 business' exhibits. Thurs., May 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
31st Annual Territory Days, between 23rd to 27th Streets on Colorado Ave., 475-0955. Celebrate in Old Colorado City with food, artisans and entertainers. Sat.-Mon., May 26-28.
Memorial Day Historic Reenactment, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave., 630-7328. Pay tribute to veterans and loved ones. Historic re-enactors, dedication ceremony, light refreshments. Mon., May 28, 10:30 a.m.
U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation, Falcon Stadium, 333-4723, usafa.af.mil. Free. (Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 110.) Presenting Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as commencement speaker and a Thunderbird fly-by. Wed., May 30, 10 a.m.
Law Week Fun Run and Walk, Monument Valley Park, 520-6000, active.com. $15-$25. 5K run and 1-mile walk organized by El Paso County Bar Association lawyers. Proceeds to benefit KIDPOWER. Fri., June 1, 6:30 p.m.
7th Annual Gleneagle Community-Wide Garage Sale, take I-25 exit 156A to Gleneagle, 481-3366. Featuring hundreds of garages sales in the Gleneagle neighborhood. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2.
Colorado Springs Children's Chorale 30 Year Celebration, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road, 633-3562. $30. Celebrate 30 years of music and friendship with hors d'oerves, a wine bar and dance to Bob's Rock & Roll Band. Sat., June 2, 7 p.m.
Bicycle & Trails Festival, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, 385-7431, trailsandopenspaces.org/bikemonth. Free. As part of Bike Month 2007, celebrate bicycling and healthy living. Food, music, giveaways, kids activities, low cost bike tune-ups and more. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Antique Show and Sale, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 596-8839. $3. Vendors plus a jewelry appraiser and glass grinder. Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Third Annual Sunday on the Town, Downtown Colorado Springs, 886-0088, csphilharmonic.org. $10-$30, kids under 7 free. Featuring food, music, art, and shopping throughout the downtown area. Proceeds benefit the Downtown Partnership and Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Sun., June 3, 2-7 p.m.
Bike-To-Work Day Breakfast & The Corporate Challenge, Pioneer's Museum & Salsa Brava, 385-7431, trailsandopenspaces.org/bikemonth. Free. Ride your bike to one of three breakfast locations and compete in corporate challenges. Wed., June 6, 6:30 a.m.
Youth & Family
The Talking Family, Community Room, East Library, 550 N. Union Blvd., 659-6097, thetalkingfamily.com. Free. Offering a seminar teaching couples and families how to dialogue. Sat., May 26, 4-6 p.m.
2007 Summer Reading Program, all Pikes Peak Library locations, 531-6333, ppld.org. Teens and children can win prizes up to $100 for reading. Register at the library or online. Runs Sat., May 26 through Tues., July 31.
Jump to Japan: Discovering Culture through Popular Art, Buell Children's Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo, 719/295-7211, sdc-arts.org. $3-$4. Experience Japanese culture through hands-on activities. May 26 through Sept. 1.
Annual Sheep Shearing, Rockledge Ranch, 30th St. and Gateway Road, 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. $2-$6, kids under 6, free. A "wild 'n wooly" event with demonstrations of weaving, spinning and wool dying. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Volunteer orientation, Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 495-3908 for more.
All Breed Rescue & Training is accepting donated items through June 12 at 20 Mountview Lane for its annual Dog Days Garage Sale. All proceeds will benefit the rescue. Call 264-6460 or visit haveanicedog.org for more.
Ariel Clinical Services is seeking loving foster homes for developmentally challenged and medically fragile children. Competitive stipend with excellent support provided. Call 260-6110 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. Donations of free-standing shelves and clothing racks are requested. Call 328-1389 for more.
Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter is seeking volunteers for the Trees For Trout program. Help re-vegetate stream banks in Eleven Mile Canyon. Registration required. E-mail email@example.com. Sat., June 9.
Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program adult and teen volunteers needed to help repair erosion damage. Be prepared to get dirty. Youth workdays, Sept. 22 and Oct. 21. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register at least one week in advance.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.org 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.
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
Colorado Art Ranch Artposium, Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G Streets, Salida, 303/279-5198, coloradoartranch.org. $249. Hear artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude and attend workshops on art, writing, fly fishing and rafting. Sat.-Sun., May 26-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 through Aug. 10.
Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3074, spanishpeaksarts.org. Open Tues. and Thurs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Mixed MediaAnything Goes through June 1.
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting the Flying Pen Press Grand Premier with Colorado Springs author James R. Strickland signing Looking Glass. Fri., May 25, 7 p.m.
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.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Presenting Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs, June 2 to Oct. 7. Paws & Reflect: Art of Canines, July 14 to Oct. 14. Showing the film Wolves through August. Live wolf presentation, July 7.
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 The Heidi Chronicles through May 27.
Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, comedyworks.com. Presenting Jo Kay, May 24-27. Brett Butler, June 1-2. Greg Fitzsimmons, June 7-9.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4000, denvercenter.org. $30-$80. Presenting the musical Wicked through June 3.
Cumbres & Toltec Railroad Spring Grand Opening, Historic Station, Chama, NM, 888/CUMBRES, cumbrestoltec.com. $31-$62. Offering steam train rides through the Cumbres Pass. Sat., May 26.