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click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

Art Shows & Galleries
Academy Frame Company, 7620 North Academy Blvd., 265-6694, gregorpaintings.com. Featuring Celebrating our Colorado Artists, works by 12 local artists featuring both traditional and digital art.

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 through November.

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 4 p.m. Featuring Summer Arts Festival through June 30.

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.

Bowies Gold & Diamonds, 2222 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 471-1431. Featuring Colorado Springs Art Guild Exhibit through July 23.

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 Signs of the Time, works by Karen Simkiss and Polaroid Possibilities, photo manipulations by Karen Simkiss and Kathy Wallace, through June 30. Blowing Things Up, July 1-31. Susan Risinger solo show, Aug. 1-31. Elements and Principles, Sept. 1-30. Bad Ju Ju, 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 Earthbound, a ceramics invitational curated by Holly Parker featuring works by twelve artists, through July 28. Also featuring Emerging Journeys, an exhibit of oil paintings by emerging artists, through July 7, and Earth to Hand, works by Audrey Blackburn and Frank Gray, though July 24.

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 Where Spirit Leads Us, works by Michael Baum and Deb Komitor, through July 16. Hot Nights, Cool Art, works by the Studio Artists at Cottonwood, July 6-25. Opening reception, Fri., July 6, 5-8 p.m.

Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, cucuru.santuario.com. Open Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featuring works by Cuban artists as well as local artists Will O'Brien, Ceil Horrowitz, Chip Shaw and others.

Dale Street Caf, 115 E. Dale St., 200-0127. Featuring High Country Artists Show, works in oil, watercolor and pastel by 20 artists mentored by Hermann Raymond, through July 8.

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 Pastel Shores, works by Gary Sillasen, through 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 Mata Ortiz Pottery, July 9-13. Reception and pottery demonstration, Fri., July 13, 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 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 Sound & Vision, works by William K. Polley, through Aug. 1. Exposed Photography, by Andrea Ziegart, in the Royal Ballroom, through Aug. 7.

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, gunterwolffgallery.com. Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Featuring Eyes Wide Open, paintings by Janelle Cox and glass works by Nancy Bonig, through July 15.

Hayden-Hays Gallery at the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle, 577-5744, haydenhaysgallery.com. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Annual All-Gallery Show, works by Martha Mans, Rita Zimmerman, Charles Timothy Prutzer, Brian Clifford, Mary Henson, Kim English, Barbara Budd and others, through July 20.

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 Voil, photographs by Jeff Cloutier, through 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.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring Functional Hallucinations of Nature, works by Rhonda Van Pelt, Michael Huwe, Rufus, Jeff DeMers, Cynthia Hauk and others through Aug. 7.

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.

Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040. Featuring Art of the Real Eye, works by Rebecca Myers, Lorraine Danzo and Juergen, through Aug. 2.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333, ppld.org. Penrose Library featuring Carnegie Garden Project 2007 winners. Briargate Branch featuring watercolors by Gayle Higgins. Monument Branch featuring Scenic and Fine Art Photography by Elaine McDonald.

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, through July 31.

Rubbish Gallery, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. Featuring Everything Breathes Together, works by Carlita Trujillo, through July 7. Closing reception, Fri., July 6, 5-10 p.m. Also showing works by Denver artist Lucas Thomas.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Open 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 Songs of the Cowboys, through July 14. ROLL: Colorado Springs' Third Annual Bicycle Art Show, July 6 to Aug. 18. 108 Prayer Wheels for Peace, Fri., July 6. Opening reception, Fri., July 6, 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.

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 Watermedia XV, through 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 horsehair baskets by the Tohono O'odham people of Arizona.

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 two decades of work from artist Lance Green.

art events

DIY University: Kickstart Talent Show, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Free. Participants have had to learn a new talent over the last month and will present their results. Thurs., June 28, 7-8 p.m.

11th Annual "Once Upon a Time in the West" Art Show, Gold King Mountain Inn, 601 E. Galena Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-2600. Featuring art works with Native American and Western themes. Show runs Fri.-Sat., June 29-30 and Sun., July 1.

"Dellianan of the Sea," Colachi Arts, 1107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1254. $2-$3 suggested donation. Featuring performance artist "Dellianan of the Sea" and special guest. Sat., June 30, 6-10 p.m.

Watercolor Workshop, Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506. Douglas Buchman will demonstrate painting techniques and discuss the artists of the 1920's California School of Watercolor. Sat., June 30.

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, July 6, 4-8 p.m.

Auditions & Entries
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.

Colorado Festival of World Theatre and the Manitou Art Theater announce auditions for FESTREET 2007, a street theater production on June 30 and July 1, 7 and 8. Call 685-4729 for an appointment.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op currently has an opening for a three-dimensional artist (except pottery) for its shop and gallery in Manitou Springs. Applications due by Sun., July 10, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.

The Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee is seeking artists to submit five, gallery-ready pieces between 10 a.m. and noon on Thurs., July 12. Bring entries to the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Art must be picked up the same day between 4:30-6 p.m. Call 531-6333 x2338 for more.

Alleycat Theatrics will hold auditions for Suessical on July 16 and 23 from 4-9 p.m. at Alleycat Theatrics Studio, 111 S. 7th St. Call 209-1484 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 July 16. Call 531-6333 ext. 1221 or visit ppld.org for more.

The Business of Art Center is seeking artworks for the tourist season with the only criteria being that they must be made to fit in their own ready-to-use suitcase. Entries must be hand delivered to 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs on July 29, 10 a.m. to noon. See thebac.org 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.

Civic Opportunities
Penrose-St. Francis Blood Drive, Bloodmobile at Coleson Foods, 1365 Garden of the Gods Road, 776-5822. Walk-ins welcome. Thurs., June 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

World Refugee Day Celebration, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Ave., 314-0218. Presenting an evening of food and music with a ceremony for those becoming citizens. Fri., June 29, 6-9 p.m.

Housing Authority Golf Tournament, Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course, Fort Carson, 387-6707, crhs.us. $95. Featuring golf, food, contests and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Golden Circle Nutrition Program. Fri., June 29, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Romantic Tropical Evening Fundraiser, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 590-8529, colions.org. $50. The Cheyenne Mountain Lions Club presents a Hawaiian Luau Buffet, entertainment, silent and live auctions and more. Proceeds benefit the Colorado KidSight Program. Sat., June 30, 6-9 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
No Kidding, Margarita at Pine Creek, 7350 Pine Creek Road, denvernokidding.com. Holding a Colorado Springs Dinner & Movie Night for this social club for child-free adults. Fri., June 29, 7 p.m. RSVP to denvernokidding@yahoo.com by noon, Fri., June 29.

Jolly Jills Civic & Social Club presents "An Evening of Excellence," CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave., Sherley Hancock: 597-4638. Free. Saluting African-American young women who are graduates of the Class of 2007. Sat., June 30, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Jugglers, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 477-9978. Free. Join this informal group of jugglers. No membership needed. Sundays, 3-5 p.m.

The Readers of the Nation Magazine, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon St., 687-6711. This club will hold its first meeting. Thurs., July 5, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Silicon Mountain Mac User Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-8347. Free. Thurs., July 5, novices, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

Silicon Mountain Mac Special Interest Groups, Voelker Training Room, 5026 N. Academy Blvd., 570-7294, smmug.org. Free. Get answers and tips related to Mac computers. Sat., July 7, Mac Users, 10 a.m. to noon. OS X, noon to 2 p.m.

SnoJets Ski Club, Howard's Pit BBQ, 3350 Chestnut St., snojets.org. $20 summer membership. Offering year-round activities for those over 21 including bike rides, camping, dancing, rafting and more. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Women's Sexual Abuse Survivor Group, Hillsboro at Springs Ranch, 3864 Riveira Grove, 201, 237-4316. $12. Women's incest survivor group will meet once per week.

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.

Alcohol Recovery, Red Cloud Serenity Club, 8020 Ute Pass Ave., Cascade, 720/684-1212. Donations accepted. Attend this 12-Step Recovery meeting place with a full meeting schedule. See rcserenity.org for schedule.

Socrates Caf, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 488-2370. This adult group discusses philosophy, religions, spirituality and humanity's common threads. Meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

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 drnotyet2008@aol.com for more.

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.

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
The Forest for the Trees, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 632-6189, ppjpc.org. Free. Showing a documentary that chronicling the case of Judi Bari v. the FBI. Thurs., June 28, 7-8:45 p.m.

Pictures on the Promenade, Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., northeast parking lot, 265-6264, Free. Family films will be shown on a giant, inflatable screen beginning at sundown. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Saturdays, June 30 to Aug. 25.

Stalag 17, CC's Max Kade Theatre, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Screening the Billy Wilder's 1953 film as part of the "Laughing to Death: Comedy of War" film series. Tues., July 3, 6:30 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
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Wines of the World Tasting," June 28. "Wines for BBQ Tasting," June 30. Pre-registration is required.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086, ext. 1. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20. Wine Dinners, Spanish, July 16. Tribute to Elvis, Aug. 6. Pinot Noir, Sept. 10.

Irish Style Pub Quizzes, geekswhodrink.com, 321-5400. Free. The Underground Bar, 11 N. Nevada Ave., Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Jack Quinn's Alehouse, 21 S. Tejon St., Mondays, 8-10 p .m. McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m.

Health & Healing
"Candle in the Dark" Mental Health Workshop, Colorado Springs Police Department, Stetson Hills Division, 4110 Tutt Blvd., 477-1515. Free, $35 suggested donation for materials. Cindy Ucker will discuss depression and bi-polar disorder. Thurs., June 28, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy, 591-2419, faeriemoone.com. Free. "Tarot Reading Class," $45, Sat., June 30, 1-4 p.m. "Magick of Herbs Class," $35, Fri. July 6, 6-8 p.m. "Open Drum Circle," free, Sat., July 7, 4 p.m. "Magickal Breathing," $15, Sat., July 7, 6-7 p.m. "Wicca 101 Intensive," $85, Sat., July 14, 6 p.m.

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. Offering "Spellcrafting for Love," June 28. "Advanced Chakra Work," June 30. "Michael Speaks," June 30. "Celtic Fire and the World of Faerie," July 23.

CommuniDance, CC's labyrinth, Shove Chapel north lawn, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 291-3120. Building community through movement and dance. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Joe Uveges and Susan Rissman playing, June 30.

"Exploring the Ancient Christian Faith" Agia Sophia Coffeeshop, 2902 W. Colorado Ave., 473-9238. Free. Discussion centered on the history of Christianity, including question and answer session. Fourth Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m.

Smart Food Choices for Managing Diabetes: Whole Foods, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999. Free. Martha Rosenau, a registered dietitian, will highlight foods for those who are trying to control blood sugar. Thurs., June 28, 6 p.m. Call to reserve a space.

Taize Service, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549, fcucc.org. Free. This service of readings, chants and silence is open to all faith traditions. Thurs., June 28, 7-8 p.m.

Bathing in the Light, The Bodyworks, 2590 Palmer Park, 205-1212. Free. Come experience divine love by letting go of fear and judgment. Thursdays, through June 28, 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Goddess Everywhere Pilgrimage, begin at Hwy. 24 and Ridge Road, 575-0152. Free. Walk to five local sacred sites to share ceremony, song and poetry about earth, healing, and beauty. Sun., July 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, memorialhealthsystem.com. Registering now for July classes from baby care basics to yoga, dancing and more.

"Cultivating Attention," 290-9789, movetowisdom.com. $112. Offering a summer mediation course. Tuesdays, through July 31, 7-8:30 p.m.

Health Smart Saturdays, Visiting Nurse Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101. 577-4448, vnacolorado.org. Providing a public wellness clinic, immunizations and vaccines for nominal fees. Second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon.

Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite B, 473-7609. Silent sit on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Guided loving kindness, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

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

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

Zen Buddhist Meditation, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 684-0210. Free. Silent meditation with the Springs Mountain Sangha. Newcomers welcome. Mondays, 6:10-7:15 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.

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

TaKeTINA Workshops, CC's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave., 685-1480, taketina.com. By donation. Develop rhythmic competence and enhance learning with Mary Kogen and William Swan. Five workshops offered from Fri., June 29, 6 p.m. to Sun., July 1, 6 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.

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
"Bible Codes: Fact or Fiction," Chabad House, 410 Allegheny Drive, 634-234. $10. Presenting Rabbi Hershel Greenberg of Buffalo, NY, live via video conferencing. Thurs., June 28, 7 p.m.

Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "Running on Empty Conference," June 29 to July 1. "Father/Son ConferenceEvery Young Man's Battle," July 13-15. "Faith in FilmReel Spirituality," July 18-20. "Single Dads/Step DadsBusting the Myth of the Disneyland Dad," July 20-21. "Marriage Get Away Lite," July 20-22. "FamJam," July 29 to Aug. 3. "MenMen Leading the Charge," Aug. 3-5. "Women's ConferenceA Beautiful Offering," Aug. 24-26.

"Caregiving Disentangled" Workshop, PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning, 30 E. Rio Grande, 633-4991. Free. Offering support for caregivers, a panel of experts on financial aspects, and materials on community resources. Registration is required. Fri., June 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Media Fest, Cottonwood Artists, 25 Cimino Dr., 685-9051. Participate in a forum and discussion on "Media and Education" and the premiere taping of New Vue News. Reservations required. Sat., June 30, 4-10 p.m.

Rockhounding & Prospecting Seminar, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. Learn the secrets of basic rockhounding and gold prospecting. Sat., June 30, 9 a.m.

"Cain't You Buy That at Wal-Mart?: Searching for a Book Arts Aesthetic," CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, speakeasypress.com. Free. Presenting book artist Frank Brannon, Jr. Sun., July 1, 7:30 p.m.

"The Tragedy of Enlightenment," Eagle Fire Lodge, 777 E. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 330-8892. $10. Presenting Chris Douglas, former apprentice to Carlos Casteneda. Sun., July 1, 3 p.m.

Electric Car Conversion Discussion and Q&A, Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., 719/539-6212, salidaconversions.com. Salida Conversions owner Pete Hansen will discuss DIY electric conversions and more. Thurs., July 7, 1-3 p.m.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Basics of Bookkeeping," July 19. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.

"Psychology and Symbolism of the Buddhist Mandala" Lecture Series, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 632-7678, $10. This series features three lectures on the theory and practice of Buddhist Mandalas. Mondays through July 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"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.

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.

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.

click to enlarge Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 - a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Where Spirit Leads Us through - July 16. Hot Nights, Cool Art, works by the Studio Artists - at Cottonwood, July 6-25. Opening reception, Fri., July 6, - 5-8 p.m.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Where Spirit Leads Us through July 16. Hot Nights, Cool Art, works by the Studio Artists at Cottonwood, July 6-25. Opening reception, Fri., July 6, 5-8 p.m.

Literary Events
Author Reading, CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting longtime Independent editor Kathryn Eastburn reading her book Simon Says: A True Story of Boys, Guns and Murder in the Rocky Mountain West. Thurs., June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 324 N. Tejon St., 578-5549, Free. Award winning author Gus Lee will hold the first of a series of writing workshops, Thurs., June 28, 6:30 p.m. Beth Groundwater will read and sign A Real Basket Case, Fri., June 29.

Tour the Press, The Press at CC, Jackson House, 1029 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Tour this letterpress printing operation dedicated to making limited edition books and broadsides. Mon., July 2, 1 p.m.

"What Would Bukowski Do?" Writer's Group, Montague's, 1019 S. Tejon St., 213-6343. Free. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.

Music

acoustic and country

Wolf Ranch Summer Concerts, Gateway Park, Research Pkwy. and Tutt Blvd.,632-0023. Presenting classic rock-n-roll with The Remotes, Wed., July 11, 6-8 p.m. Music of the World's Most Dangerous Summer Band, Wed., Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive, 329-1644, house-concerts.org. Presenting Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Sun., Sept. 16, 7 p.m., $20. Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15.

classical

Summer Music Festival Concerto Readings, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Featuring select festival students performing movements of a concerto with the orchestra. Sat, June 30, 3 p.m.

Summer Music Festival Artists Concert and Lecture, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. $20-$25. Featuring a lecture by CC professor Michael Grace followed by a concert. Sun., July 1, 1:45 p.m.

Summer Music Festival Chamber Ensemble Honors Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Festival students will perform a chamber concert. Tuesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m.

Summer Music Festival Orchestra Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. $15-$20. Wed., July 4, 3 p.m.

jazz and blues

George Whitesell & His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, trilakesarts.org. $12-$18. Presenting the 8-piece, Las Vegas-style show band playing jump, swing, R&B and blues. Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Featuring Robert Cray and Keb Mo, Aug. 11.

other music

Paint the Town Blue Summer Concert Series, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., 685-1861 ext. 42. Free. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a night of the blues with Peter Burg and Blue Suburban. Rain location at Thunder & Buttons II. Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Plastic Mojo Plus, July 5. John-Alex Mason, July 12. Brickyard Band, July 19. Lethal Lisa McCall Band, July 26. George Whitesell & His Allstars featuring Jill Watkins, Aug. 2. Big Sky, Aug. 9. Little Ricky and the Roosters, Aug. 16.

Getting' Down Downtown Summer Concert Series, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, gettindowndowntown.com. Free. Concert line up includes favorite local talent as well as national acts. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. Farm & art market, 4-8 p.m. No concert July 4 or Aug. 1.

Scott Helland & the Traveling Band Of Gypsy Nomads, Faerie Moone, 1518 N. Academy, 591-2419, faeriemoone.com. Free. This national touring duo blends gypsy, Celtic, medieval and rock styles. Thurs., June 28, 7-9 p.m.

B Street Bash, entrance at South Victoria and B Street, Pueblo, $4-$5. Featuring music by The Martini Shot and KDZA Oldies 108. Fri., June 29, 6-10 p.m.

Patriotic Concert, Woodland Park High School, 151 N. Baldwin, Woodland Park, 748-8523, wpsingers.org. Free. Featuring the Woodland Park Community Singers and members of the Woodland Park Wind Symphony. Sat, June 30, 7-9 p.m.

Douglas Blue Feather Concert & Workshop, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, Audrey Simmons: 390-9090, douglasbluefeather.com. Native American flute concert, $10-$12, Sun., July 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Workshop, $15, Learn basic techniques, scales and songs. Flutes provided. Mon., July 2, 7-9 p.m.

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 through Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Featuring George Winston, Thurs., July 19, 7 p.m. Kris Kristofferson in Concert, Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Outdoors
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. "Colorado's Ice Age Critters," June 30. "Little Wonders: Terrific Trees," July 3. "Nature Explorers: Big on Bugs," July 5. "Outdoor Skills and Secrets," July 7.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Digital Photo Safari for Families," June 30. "A Big Day for Bugs," July 5. "Frog Frenzy," July 7. "Yoga for Parents & Children," July 7.

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. Guided Hikes, Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.

Eleven Mile State Park Events, 4229 Country Road 92, North Shore Amphitheater, 719/748-3401. Free. "Colorado Mountain Men," June 30, 6 p.m. "The Age of Mammals," July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Horticultural Art Society Open Gardens 2007, various venues, 475-0250, hasgardens.com. Tour private gardens. July 14 and July 21.

Colorado Geology Field Trips, Woodland Park, 687-1229. Two-day trip through Colorado's rift zone, $150, Fri.-Sat., June 30 to July 1. Weekly class covering the formation of mountains and more, $68, Tuesdays, July 3-31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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 30, 7 p.m., July 7, 7 p.m., and July 8 and 15, 11 a.m.

Colorado Garden Exploration Tours, Westminster, 303/814-0679, coloradogardenclubs.org. $15. Tour private gardens in Colorado Springs and along the Front Range. Sun., July 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Red Rock Canyon Tours, Parking lot at U.S. 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.

Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, 719/549-2414. Offering Bird Watching Programs, every other Tuesday, 6-8 a.m. Evening Nature Talks, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Raptor Programs, Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Nature Walks, Sundays, 1-3 p.m.

Performances
Luau by Pacific Pride & Island Hearts, Historic City Auditorium, 221 Kiowa Ave., Charlene: 440-6318. $10-$25. Presenting dances from the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand, along with a traditional Hawaiian dinner. Sat., June 30, 5-8:30 p.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Jac Rene through July 1.

Comedian Cash Levey, CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting an evening of comedy with CC graduate Cash Levy. Mon., July 2, 10 p.m.

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. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m., through July 1.

Extraordinary Dance: Informance with Hijack, CC's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. $5. Presenting a lecture and demonstrative performance followed by a detailed critique. Wednesdays, through July 13, 7 p.m.

Cripple Creek Theatre Events, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. Thin Air Theatre Company presents The Colorado Colleen, through July 30. Annie Get Your Gun, Aug. 3 to Sept. 29. Dr. Jekyll's Medicine Show, Oct. 5-31.

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.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626, worldarena.com. Presenting Kathy Casey Figure Skating Seminar, Aug. 6-7.

dance parties & workshops

Ballroom and Tango Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $8. No partner required. Fri., June 29. Beginner's practice, 7:45 p.m. Dance party, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Firecracker Line Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Beginning and intermediate dancers. No smoking/alcohol. Sat., June 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Spring Salsa & Dance Fitness Events, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. Free. Offering "Girls Night Out" with wine, dining and good times. Reservations required. Sat., June 30, 6-9 p.m. "A Night in Brazil" Tropical Dinner and Dance," $45 per person/$75 per couple, Sat., July 7, 7-10 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-$9. 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 with Digital DJ Ken Daily, $8-$10, every third Friday, 8-11 p.m.

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.

Special Events
Asylum Championship Wrestling, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., ticketswest.com, $10-$12. Featuring "Mr. Saturday Night" Michael Barry, The Irish Phenom and others. This event features adult themes, adult language and graphic violence. Fri., June 29, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Coin Show, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop, 632-4260. Free. Buy, sell and trade, coins, tokens and paper money. Fri., June 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., June 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., July 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bark at Briargate, Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., 265-6264. Free. Featuring pet-related vendors, animal adoption fair, dog wash, kids activities and more. Sat., June 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Party on the Patio, Jake & Telly's, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #24, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Sat., June 30, 1-4 p.m. Oscar's, July 7. Benny's, July 14. Tony's, July 21. Coffee Exchange, July 28. Cleats, Aug. 4. Front Range Barbeque, Aug. 11. Triple Nickel, Aug. 18. Edelweiss, Aug. 25.

July 4th Patriotic Celebration, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 884-2110, csphilharmonic.org. Free. Presenting the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra followed by a fireworks display. No pets, alcohol or weapons in the park. Wed., July 4, 7-10 p.m.

Historic Independence Day Celebration, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3202 Chambers Way. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. $2-$6, under 6 free. Hear patriotic music and stirring speeches, enjoy carnival games, wagon rides and more. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration, Ellicott Community Park, Ellicott, 683-6288. Free. Hi-Plains Sertoma and the Angel Fire 4-H Club invite you to participate in a parade followed by community-centered activities. Wed., July 4, 5 p.m.

Colorado Renaissance Festival, I-25 exit 172, Larkspur, 303/688-6010, coloradorenaissance.com. $8-$17.95, children under 5 free. Return to the 16th century to enjoy the music, merriment, and chivalry of the Renaissance. Open weekends through July 29.

Bark in the Park, Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd., 473-1741 ext. 125, hsppr.org. $6-$9. Bring your dog for a night of baseball, food and more. A portion of the proceeds go to the Humane Society. Wed, July 18, 7-10 p.m., Wed., Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m., and Wed., Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m.

Youth & Family
YMCA Tween Nights, Briargate Family Center YMCA, 4025 Family Place, 282-9622. $4-$6. Tweens (8-12 years) gather for an evening of fun with sports tournaments, dodge ball, obstacle courses, dancing and more. Every second and fourth Saturday, 7-10 p.m.

Summer Nature Camps, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering full- and half-day nature camps for children entering first through fifth grades. July 9-13, and July 30-August 3.

"Keepers of the Water" Day Camp, Catamount Institute, 3168 County Road 28, Woodland Park, 471-0910 ext. 104, catamountinstitute.org. $50. Campers will explore the ecology of local water sources through outdoors, hands-on water activities and teambuilding exercises. July 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Peace Camp 2007, 352-7840, $100, ppjpc.org. Sacred Heart Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave., July 16-21, and All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., July 30 to Aug. 4. Includes day camp plus a Friday night campout for children ages 6-9. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 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 through 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. Runs through Sept. 1.

Fine and Performing Arts School, Deb: 633-3280. Exploring the possibility of opening a school for the fine and performing arts. If the idea interests you, please call and leave a message.

Volunteer Opportunities
Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs Family Literacy Project is seeking volunteers interested in helping adult immigrants learn language skills. Orientation sessions will be held Mon., July 2, and Tues., July 10, 7-8 p.m. Call 632-8093 for more.

LitSource Library Tutor Training will be held July 2-30 for tutors interested in helping adults improve basic literacy skills once a week for two hours. Meeting times and locations are flexible. Call the Pikes Peak Library District at 531-6333 ext. 2223 or 2224 for more.

The US-Cuba Friendship Caravan will come through our area stopping at Christ Congregation UCC Church in Pueblo on July 8. To support the caravan and people of Cuba with money or humanitarian aid, call 719/488-1974 or visit pastorsforpeace.org.

An Cinneadh Doire ("A Kindred Grove"), a non-profit religious organization is seeking help from mortgage lenders, venture capitalists and others to purchase their building. Call 232-8028 for more.

Eleven Mile State Park is looking for nature lovers to help facilitate children's craft and educational programs on Saturday mornings. Basic understanding of Colorado plants and animals helpful, but not required. Call Kristen at 719/748-3401 for details.

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Call 495-3908 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.

Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program adult and teen volunteers needed to help repair erosion damage. Be prepared to get dirty. 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 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.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

art

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Colorado Watercolor Society's State Watermedia Exhibition through Nov. 11.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000, denverartmuseum.org. Featuring RADAR: Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection through July 15. Capturing America's Game: Photographs of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig through Sept. 30.

Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Ave., Canon City, 719/275-2790. $3-$5. Featuring Unique Creative Visions, works by Kansas folk artist Jessie Montes, through July 29.

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 Looking at La Veta through July 6.

film

Film on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, redrocksonline.com. $10. Featuring favorite movies and live music. Showing Dazed and Confused, July 3. The Big Lebowski, July 9. Back to the Future, July 17. The Shining, July 23. Music, 7 p.m.; movie, 9 p.m.

literary

Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting Judith Miller and Linda Lael Miller, June 28. Doug Burns and Denny Dressman, June 29. Michael Yates, July 2.

music

Funk Ball, Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, theorientaltheater.com. $10-$15. Hosted by U.S. Pipe & the Balls Johnson Dance Machine, with Nightown Band, Demon Funkies, Caleb Riley Funk Orchestra and Denver Funk Mob. Fri., June 29, 7 p.m.

Endless Peaks Music Experience, Crested Butte Center for the Arts outdoor stage, 606 Sixth St., Crested Butte, 303/828-0597, inticketing.com. Presenting Tea Leaf Green, DJ Z-Trip, Outformation and more. Fri., June 29, 3-10 p.m. and Sat., June 30, noon to 10 p.m.

Rusty Evans and Ring of Fire: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. $18-$34. Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Ass Ranch Bluegrass and Jam Festival, Happy Ass Ranch, South Park, grassitup.com. $30-$35. Two nights and three days of camping, food, fun and homegrown mountain music. Fri.-Sun., July 6-8.

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. 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 and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 6.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Presenting Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dog through Oct. 7. My Home Planet Earth through Oct. 21. Paws & Reflect: Art of Canines, July 14 to Oct. 14. Showing the film Wolves through August. Live wolf presentation, July 7. Live cheetah presentation, July 21.

performances

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas through July 29.

The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, avenuetheater.com. Featuring I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, $16-$24, June 29 to Aug. 18.

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 Sept. 16.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, comedyworks.com. Presenting Mike Epps, June 29 to July 1. Nick Griffin, July 5-7. Reno Collier, July 11-15. Jake Johannsen, July 19-21.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845. $16-$21. Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through July 1.

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