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click to enlarge Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado - Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring TITANIC: The - Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 6.
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 6.

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, through July.

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, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Presenting All About Water, works by Irene Braun. Opening reception, Sat., July 14, 4-8 p.m. 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 The Children of Niger, pastels by Louise Cutler, through Aug. 31.

Bella Art and Frame, 366 Second St., 488-0459. Featuring oil works by John DeFrancesco through Aug 14. Opening reception, Sat., July 19, 5-8 p.m.

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. Open Mon. by appointment, Tues-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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 Polaroid Possibilities, by Karen Simkiss and Kathryn Wallace, through Aug. 1. Blow Up, an all-members exhibit, through Aug. 1. 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 Earth to Hand, works by Audrey Blackburn and Frank Gray, though July 24.

Chizart, 29 E. Bijou St., Suite 17, 229-2316. Random hours; call for appointment. Featuring Design and Sculpture, expressions in stone, clay, metal, glass and wood.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by AniRose Whaleswan, Stephan Getzschman and JD Huffman, through July. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Hot Nights, Cool Art, works by the Studio Artists at Cottonwood, through July 25. Diamonds and Rust, works by Matthew Crawford and Caron O'Neil, July 20 to Aug. 20. Opening reception, Fri., July 20, 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 and Chip Shaw.

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, Mexican hand-woven rugs and paintings by Karen Standridge, through July 27. Reception and pottery demonstration by Ismael and Maria Flores, Fri., July 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photographs of Irene McConaughy, Aug. 6-24. Opening reception, Aug. 10, 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 through Sept. 30.

Fine Art Gallery at CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring The Blue Collar Chronicles, works by Justin Reddick, July 13-31. Opening reception, Fri., July 13, 5-8 p.m.

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. Presenting New Works in the Gene Pool II, featuring local artists, July 21 through Aug 15. Opening reception, Sat., July 21, 6-8 p.m.

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.

Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Light Writing: Fourth of July at Memorial Park, through July 31.

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. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

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

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 with 108 Prayer Wheels for Peace through Aug. 18.

Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Featuring works by Ilene Greene, Darlis Lamb and George Kernan.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.- Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Through the Looking Glass, works of photography and glass, July 13 to Aug. 18. Opening reception, Fri., July 13, 6-9 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 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 the jewelry of Hopi silversmith Fernando Puhuhefvaya.

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 works by Claudette Bedingfield. Opening reception, Thurs., July 19, 5-8 p.m.

art events

16th Annual Pikes Peak Western Collectible Show, Colorado Springs Masonic Temple, 1150 Panorama Drive, 635-0588. $5. Featuring antique, Indian and western art and artifacts. July 13-15.

Auditions & Entries
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.

Pueblo Downtown Art Project is look for 3-D media for a yearlong downtown exhibit. Prizes of $500 and $1500 will be awarded. Slides and application due July 30. Visit artandsoul-pueblo.org or call Peggy Wilcox at 719/586-1104 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.

Opera Colorado announces auditions for the 2008 Opera Colorado Outreach Ensemble. Applications must be postmarked by August 15 and must include $25 application fee. Auditions are September 14 in Denver. Call 303/778-7350 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

Building the Dream: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2007, Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave., 785-6428. Free. Celebrate people with developmental disabilities and the unique talents they offer with a picnic, talent show, dance and more. Fri., July 20, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations

Cheer U, Bally's Total Fitness, 1801 S. Academy Blvd., 209-5816. $8-$10. Learn the basics of pom and cheer. Open to kids ages 4-16. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. through Aug. 16.

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.

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 Riviera 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.

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

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
Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604. Free. Featuring the film Viva Cuba, a Cuban comedy-drama with English subtitles. Recommended for all ages. Sat., July 21, 7-9:30 p.m.

Family Film Fun, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Enjoy movies for the whole family. Kids are welcome to wear PJs. Showing Charlotte's Web, Ruth Holley Branch, Thurs., July 26, 6 p.m. Happy Feet, Sand Creek Branch, Sat., July 28, 1:30 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 through Aug. 25.

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 French Wine Tasting, Sat., July 14. Italian Wine Tasting, Sat., July 21. New World and Old World Wine Tasting, Thurs., July 26. Wines of the World Tasting, Sat., July 28. Pre-registration is required.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net, $40-$45. Featuring "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," July 15. "Summer Wines," July 26.

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.

Castle Rock Wine Fest, The Grange at The Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, 303/688-4597, castlerockwinefest.com. $26-$36. Taste award-winning Colorado wines and enjoy fine food, culinary demos and art. Sat., July 21, noon to 7 p.m.

Irish Style Pub Quizzes, 321-5400, geekswhodrink.com. Free. Willie's South, 1865 N. Circle Drive, 389-0607, Thursdays, 7 p.m. 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
Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy, 591-2419, faeriemoone.com. "Wicca 101 Intensive," $85, Sat., July 14, 6 p.m.

Health Smart Saturday, Visiting Nurse Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101, 577-4448, vnacolorado.org, $3-$300. Featuring a variety of health services. Sat. July 14, 9 a.m. to noon.

1st Annual Fit For A Cure, Spectrum Rehab and Wellness, 810 Arcturus Drive, 444-0381. $10 donation. Featuring a variety of activities including yoga, massage, pilates and more. Proceeds benefit the Gerstel Cancer Foundation. Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4th Annual Touching the World Benefit, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 1490 W. Fillmore, 634-7347. $10 suggested donation. Featuring food, music, massages and more. Proceeds benefit Touching the World. Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. Offering "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.

"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.

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.

"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
Demonstration of Self Defense Principles, Center for Aikido & TangSooDo Studies, 5668 N. Union Blvd., 477-1244. Free. Lectures and demonstrations on self-defense and conflict resolution through martial art. July 12 through Aug. 3, 7:30-9 p.m.

Common Sense Forum, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 330-8892. $10. Living Like a Warrior in Contemporary American Society presented by Chris Douglas. Fri., July 13, 7 p.m.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Fraud for Small Businesses," July 12. "Basics of Bookkeeping," July 19. "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Aug. 16. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.

Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "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.

Recruiting Volunteers: Who to Ask, How to Ask, High Plains Church-Unitarian Universalist, 1325 Dominion Way, 494-4851, donation requested. Increase your chances of finding volunteers through guided discussion and detailed handouts. Tues., July 17, 7-9 p.m.

"Building a Biotech Hub in Colorado Springs," The Broadmoor West Ballroom, 1 Lake Ave., 475-6455. $27. At this luncheon Kevin Dwyer addresses what it takes to accelerate Colorado Springs as an emerging biotech sector. Tues., July 24, 11:30 a.m.

"Should You Start Your Own Business," SCORE, 636-3074, coloradospringsscore.org. $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. East Library, July 31, Oct. 4 and Dec. 4. Penrose Library, Aug. 21, Sept. 11, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 18.

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

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.

Literary Events
Poor Richards Events, 324 N. Tejon St., 578-5549. Featuring local author Robert Spiller, July 12, 6 p.m.; Sean Swarner, July 17, 6 p.m.

Borders Events, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600, borders.com. Presenting The Great Snape Debate, a countdown to Harry Potter, Sat., July 14, 3 p.m.

Barnes and Nobel Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Featuring Jim Michael Hansen, Sat. July 14, 1 p.m.; Glen Packiam, Sun., July 15, 2 p.m.

A Potter Party, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, 488-2370. Free. Meet other Harry Potter fans. Fri., July 13, 6:30 p.m.

"I Stayed Up All Night To Read Harry Potter" Brunch, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Meet other Harry Potter fans and talk about the new book. Sat., July 21, 10-11 a.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

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.

Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Workshops, CC's Packard Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 593-1831. This workshop is for composers of all abilities and features classes in orchestration, ensemble opportunities and more. Thurs.-Sun., July 12-15, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pikes Peak Young Composers Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 593-1831. Free. Enjoy music written by the attendees of the 2007 Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Workshops. Sun., July 15, 3-4:30 p.m.

jazz and blues

Java 'n Jazz Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604, Free. Enjoy a presentation by Trevor La Cast on the music and life of jazz musician John Coltrane. Sat., July 14, 10 -11 a.m.

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

click to enlarge Inaugural Fit for a Cure, Spectrum Rehab and Wellness, - 810 Arcturus Drive, 444-0381. $10 donation. Featuring - a variety of activities including yoga, massage, pilates - and more. Proceeds benefit the Gerstel Cancer - Foundation. Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Inaugural Fit for a Cure, Spectrum Rehab and Wellness, 810 Arcturus Drive, 444-0381. $10 donation. Featuring a variety of activities including yoga, massage, pilates and more. Proceeds benefit the Gerstel Cancer Foundation. Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 John-Alex Mason, July 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rain location at Thunder & Buttons II. Brickyard Band, July 19. Lethal Lisa McCall Band, July 26. George Whitesell & His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins, Aug. 2. Big Sky, Aug. 9. Little Ricky and the Roosters, Aug. 16

New Music Symposium, Packard Hall at Colorado College, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6606. Free. A series of concerts showcasing contemporary composers. July 12-14, 7:30 p.m.

Cultural Nite (World Dance & Music), Soda Springs Park, Manitou, 440-7877, Donations welcome. Performances include flamenco, tribal, African and belly dance. Featuring dancers Zeta, Deeva, Irene and more. Sat., July 14, 6-7 p.m.

Broadmoor Pops Orchestra Performance, Colorado Springs School Quad, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747. $40-$100. First time performance by this 25-piece ensemble conducted by Ken Miller. Admission includes a box dinner. Sun., July 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

America the Beautiful Chorus Concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Free. Presenting rock-n-roll medley, gospel spirituals and more. Sun., July 22, 2:30 p.m.

Woodland Park Summer Music Series, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-5284. Concerts Fridays, 7 p.m., $6-$10, and Saturdays on the Green, 2 p.m., free. Aug. 10-11 and Sept. 7-8.

Fun Friday Concert Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center's Jackson Sculpture Garden, 210 N Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7222, $4-$5. Featuring The Jake Loggins Band, Love 45 and more. Fridays through Aug. 3, 6-10 p.m.

Wolf Ranch Summer Concerts, Gateway Park, Research Pkwy. and Tutt Blvd.,632-0023. Presenting the World's Most Dangerous Summer Band, Wed., Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Rock Ledge Summer Concert Series, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3202 Chambers Way. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. A blanket or lawn chair and flashlight are recommended. Presenting Chuck Pyle, Sat., July 14, 7 p.m. The Mitguards, Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

Summer Library Lawn Concerts, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave., 685-5206. Free. Featuring guitarist Paul Whitens, Tues., July 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Manitou band Framework, Tues., Aug. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

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 Aug. 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 through Aug. 10. John Wise & Tribe, Fri., July 13, 5-7 p.m. George Whitesell & His All-Stars, Fri., July 20, 5-7 p.m. The Nostalgics, Fri., July 27, 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. Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.

Outdoors
Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Road, 633-5701. Offering daily programs including nature and wildflower walks. "Belly Botany," Thursdays 1-2 p.m.; "Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop," Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. "Young Naturalists: Harry Potter and the Care of Magical Critters," July 14. "Big Bear Day Special Event," July 19. "Palatable and Poisonous Plants," July 21. "Nature Explorers: Leapin' Lizards," July 26. "Nature Night Hike," July 27. "Zoo on the Move: Wonderful Western Wildlife," July 28.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Crawdad Fishing," July 14.

City Parks 100th Anniversary Celebration, 385-5256. Celebrate the cities' parks with a series of summer events. Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic site, July 21. Monument Valley Park, July 28.

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. Sun., July 15, 11 a.m.

Outdoor Rock Climbing and Adventure Camps, The ROCK Climbing Center, 481-9099, climbingtherock.com. Offering outdoor camps for young people ages 6-16. Runs through July 27.

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. Guest speaker series with "Hummers Among the Clouds," Sat., July 14, 8 p.m. "Colorado's Wild Canines," Sat., July 21, 6 p.m. "Colorado's Bears," Sat., Aug. 4, 6 p.m.

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

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.

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
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Dwight York, July 12-15. Darryl Rhodes, July 18-22. Gabriel Rutledge, July 25-29.

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.

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

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Jerry Seinfeld, Sat., Aug. 18, 7 p.m.

dance parties & workshops

Extraordinary Dance: Young Choreographer's Concert, Cossitt Hall at Colorado College, 906 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6606. Experimental dances and works in progress choreographed by select students. Thurs., July 12, 7 p.m.

Ballroom and Tango Dance Party, $8. No partner required. Fri., July 13. Beginner's practice, 7:45 p.m. Dance party, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Summer Dance Classes, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $36-$52. Offering three-week series in Foxtrot, Argentine Tango and Teen Class. Various start dates.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction in various country dances No partner required. Sat., July 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.

Sizzling Summer Salsa Lessons, Pikes Peak Community College, Rampart Range Campus Atrium, 11195 Hwy. 83, 502-2091. Free. Learn the basic steps of salsa in a casual atmosphere. No partner or experience necessary. Thurs., July 12, 6-7:30 p.m.

Swing Lessons, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. Learn to swing dance. Mondays, 8 p.m.

Ballroom Dance Classes, The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., Leslie: 635-7230. $30 for 5-week session. Learn basic ballroom dances and steps. No partner necessary. Monday, 7-8 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
Party on the Patio, Oscar's, 333 S. Tejon St., 471-8070, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Benny's, July 14. Tony's, July 21. Coffee Exchange, July 28. Cleats, Aug. 4. Front Range Barbeque, Aug. 11. Willie's South, Aug. 18. Edelweiss, Aug. 25.

International Blind Sports Association World Youth and Student Games Opening Ceremony, CC's Washburn Field, 630-0422. $7. Ceremony features entertainment and an Olympic-style parade of nations. Thurs., July 12, 6:30 p.m.

Senior Trip to Cripple Creek, Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900. $20. Seating is limited so registration is required. Fri., July 13.

2007 Greek Festival, Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Road, 634-5678. Free. Experience Greek culture through traditional food, music, dance and more. Fri., July 13, 4-10 p.m., Sat., July 14, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sun., July 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hotrod Ho-Down, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. This hotrod and custom car show features a rockabilly concert, vendors and more. Sat., July 14, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Dreampower Animal Rescue Rain Check Rummage Sale and Fundraiser, 826 S. Tejon St., 390-7838. Hunt for animal related gifts for the pets and pet lovers in your life. Donations of items for the sale accepted through July 13. Please, no clothing. July 14-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St., 635-1101, coloradospringsrodeo.com. $10-$27. Arena events include bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding and more. Runs through Sun., July 15.

Roller Derby Season Opener, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., pikespeakderbydames.com. $10-$12. See the Candy Snipers vs. the Danger Dolls. Sat., July 21, 7 p.m.

El Paso County Fair, Calhan, 520-7880, elpasocountyfair.com. $3-$7. Featuring a Live Shark Encounter, Monster Truck Show and more. July 21-28, 8:30 a.m. to 8 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
Super Science Sleuth, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Elementary-age children can unravel mysteries by analyzing evidence including take-home fingerprint dusting kit.

Rocket Building and Flying Days, Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Pueblo Memorial Airport, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, 719/948-9219. Learn how to build a rocket and fly it one week later. Saturdays, July 14 and 21.

Outside Machinery Days, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 Northgate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8. Learn about mining machinery including steam shovels and air locomotives. Sat. July 14, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Tues., July 24, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

F.A.I.T.H. International Ministries Clarion Call to Intercessory Prayer, World Prayer Center, 11005 Voyager Park, 432-9545, Free. Join in prayer for those in the armed forces and their families. Sat.-Sun., July 14-15, Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Victor Gold Rush Days, Victor, 719/689-2091. Mining games, historic home and building tours, annual parade and more. Fri.-Sun., July 20-22.

Snuggle Up Story Time, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Enjoy family story time. Children 3 and older are encouraged to wear their PJs and bring their favorite stuffed toy. East Library, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Monument Branch, Thursdays, 7 p.m.

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 30-August 3.

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
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 in Divide on July 13-14. Call 888/260-6330 or visit covolunteers.state.co.us for more.

LitSource Library Tutor Training will be held through July 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 Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League (PHAMALY) is seeking volunteers to assist with its 2007 production of "Urinetown " the Musical" at the Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex from July 27 to August 19. Call Jeanne Kloosterman at 303/427-4663 for more.

click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

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

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 patient visits, caregiver respite, phone contacts, office support and bereavement calls and visits. Those with massage therapy, Reiki, pet therapy and music therapy skills are needed. Volunteer training, Aug. 17-18. 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

Avon Fine Art & Wine Affair, Nottingham Park, Avon, 480/837-5637, thunderbirdartists.com. Free admission, $10 wine tasting. Featuring 100 jury-selected artists, entertainment, food vendors and an international wine tasting. Fri.-Sun., July 13-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

film

Film on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, redrocksonline.com. $10. Featuring favorite movies and live music. Showing 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 David Kerns and Ted Karasote, July 12; Dan Matthews, July 13; Lynn Brunelle, July 14; Carol Goodman, Alan Weisman, Jeanne Stein, July 16; Bridget Kinsella, July 17; Thomas Perry, Richard D. Lamm, July 18.

music

Creating a Newsense, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou, 685-1861, creatinganewsense.com. $10-$12. Featuring Mississippi artist Cary Hudson. Thurs., July 12, 8 p.m.

Men's New Moon Drumming Circle, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, unityrockies.org. Free. Experience drumming at this gathering under the new moon. Sat., July 14, 7:30-9 p.m.

R&B and Jazz Fusion Minifest, Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, 303/777-1003, swallowhillmusic.org. $18-$21. Presenting WadiRum, Michael Lloyd Band and Rob Drabkin. Sat., July 14, 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, Rock Ledge, Ranch, 1401 Recreation Way, 578-6777. Free. Series opener features artist Chuck Pyle aka the "Zen Cowboy". Sat., July 14, 7 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, Lakewood Cultural Center, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater, Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. The Hazel Miller Band, $4-$6, Wed., July 18, 6 p.m. Chris Daniels & the Kings, $4-$6, Wed., July 25, 6 p.m. Bearfoot, $4-$6, Wed., Aug. 1, 6 p.m. The Alley Cats, $8-$12, Wed., Aug. 8, 6 p.m.

Winter Park Jazz Festival, Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, 970/887-2536. $25-$35. Featuring music, food and craft vendors and beer garden. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Nature Association Benefit Concert, Stanley Park Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena, Estes Park, 970/586-3262, $15-$20, under 10 free. Concert features the Fiddlin' Foresters. Proceeds go to the Next Generation Fund. Sat., Aug. 18.

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.

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, various locations in Crested Butte, 970/349-2571, crestedbuttewildfowerfestival.com. Featuring photography, 4x4 rides, gardening, hiking, wagon rides, bicycling, food, music and more. Runs through Sun., July 15.

Insectival, The Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, 303/469-5441, $5.95-$7.95. Learn about conservation, recycling and Colorado invertebrates through interactive activities designed for the whole family. Sat.-Sun., July 14-15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3580, botanicgardens.org. Free day for Colorado residents, July 16. "Story Time in the Garden," Saturday and Sundays through Sept. 22, 10 a.m. 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.

Climbing Forum, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Learn about wildlife conservation from expert Eric Billmeyer. Tues., July 17, 6:30-8 p.m.

African Drum and Dance Workshop, Center for Spiritual Learning, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 964-8031, doctor-djobi.com. $20. All levels of experience welcome. Drums available. Wed., July 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Sat., July 21, 1-2:30 p.m.

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 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, through 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 Reno Collier through July 15. Jake Johannsen, July 19-21.

Runyon Theatre, 611 N. Main, Pueblo, 564-0579, runontheater.org, $10-$32. Presenting My Fair Lady, July 13-22.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. $12-$22. Presenting Jesus Christ Superstar, July 13-29.

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