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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.
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 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. 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.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Featuring Hot Nights, Cool Art, works by the Studio Artists at Cottonwood, through July 25.
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. 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, through July 31.
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.
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.
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 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, through Aug. 18.
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.
Auditions & Entries
Alleycat Theatrics will hold auditions for Suessical on Mon., July 23, 4-9 p.m., at Alleycat Theatrics Studio, 111 S. Seventh St. Call 209-1484 for more.
Leadership Now is accepting applications from those ages 22-32 for its 2007-2008 class. Applications are due by Fri., July 27. Call 632-2618 or visit leadershippikespeak.org for application materials.
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. Hand deliver entries to 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs on Sun., July 29, 10 a.m. to noon. See thebac.org for more.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company needs actors ages 13-50 to audition for Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. Prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue and bring a headshot/resume. Auditions on Mon.-Tues., July 30-31, 6-10 p.m. Call 477-4387 for an appointment.
Pueblo Downtown Art Project is look for 3-D media for a year-long downtown exhibit. Prizes of $500 and $1500 will be awarded. Slides and application due Mon., 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.
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.
Draft Al Gore 2008 Meeting, Panera Bread, 3110 New Center Point, 380-5606, algore.org. Free. Learn how this group is working towards convincing Gore to run for president in 2008. Sun., July 22, 2-4 p.m.
Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop, All Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurants, 303/951-2557, redrobin.com . Local law enforcement will cook and serve burgers for tips to benefit Special Olympics Colorado. Fri., July 27, noon-8 p.m.
Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament, Cheyenne Shadows Gold Club, Bldg. 7800 Titus Blvd., 331-3877, ppwg.ghinclub.com. $75. Members and guest tournament is open to men and women. Proceeds support the fight against breast cancer. Sat., July 28, 1:30 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting, Safe Boating, 4125 Park Center, 391-2181, uscgaux.info. Free. Open to those 17 years and older interested in safe boating. Thurs., July 26, 6:30-8 p.m.
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 email@example.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.
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
Windrider Film Forum, CC's Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6606. $5-$10. Featuring the films The Devil Came on Horseback, Thurs., July 19, 7 p.m.; What Would Jesus Buy?, Fri., July 20, 7 p.m.; War/Dance, Sat., July 21, 7 p.m.
Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 719/562-5604. 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.
Summer Nights Free Movie Series, 385-5256, springsgov.com. Part of the City Parks 100th Anniversary Celebration. Flicka, Rock Ledge Ranch, Sat., July 21, 7 p.m. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Monument Valley Park, Sat., July 28, 7 p.m.
Wag the Dog, Max Kade Theatre at Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6606. Free. Part of the "Laughing to Death: the Comedy of War" series. Tues., July 24, 6:30 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
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.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering 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 "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, Tribute to Elvis, Aug. 6. Pinot Noir, Sept. 10.
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
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.
5th Annual Care Fair, Peak Vista Family Health Clinic, 2840 International Circle, 632-3855. Free. Services include immunizations, hearing and vision screenings and more. Sponsored by the Junior League. Sat., July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Health System Events, 365-2435, memorialhealthsystem.com. Featuring "19th Annual Teddy Bear Days," July 21-22 at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. "Spirit of Women," Aug. 16 at Hillside Gardens and Nursery. "Back to School Safety Fair and Surgery Center Open House," Aug. 11 at Printers Park Medical Plaza.
Bodywork University of the Rockies Open House, Joe's Body Shop/Cheryl's Metaphysical Gifts, 3618 Jeannine Drive, 444-0708. Free. Featuring samples of Reiki, energy healings and more. Sun., July 22, 10 a.m. to 4 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," Mon., July 23.
Taize Service, First Congressional Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549, fcucc.org. Service of readings, chants and silence is open to all religions. Thurs., July 26, 7-8 p.m.
"Change Your Life by Changing Your Thoughts" Seminar, Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherapy.com. $40. Presented by Emily Lustig, certified clinical hypnotherapist. Sat., July 28, 1-4 p.m.
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
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Basics of Bookkeeping," July 19. "The Power of Email Marketing," July 25. "Funding Your Business," Aug. 7. "Drop Dead Marketing Ideas," Aug. 8. "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Aug. 16. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.
eWomen Networking Meeting, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 596-1771. Featuring presentation titled "Perfecting Connecting" by Sarah Michel. Fri., July 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2007 Military Marriage Seminar, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Valley Road, 388-4978, $10-$20. Open to married and engaged couples and spouses of deployed personnel. July 20-21, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "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.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space Forum, Pioneer's Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5636. Free. Presenting a series of educational sessions about the canyon. "Geology of Red Rock Canyon," July 26. "Native Cultures in Red Rock Canyon," Aug. 16. "Biology of Red Rock Canyon," Aug. 23. "Methods for sharing interpretive information," Sept. 13.
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, through Aug. 3, 7:30-9 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.
Autism Informational Meeting, Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., Suite 104, 574-9002, co-co.easterseals.com. Free. Inviting healthcare professionals to learn about the P.L.A.Y. Project Home Consultation program. Tues., July 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
Capoeira Workshop, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510, therenaissanceacademy.com. Free. Learn basic Brazilian martial art moves and more. Tues., July 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
Parents Internet Security Awareness Course, Panera Bread, 7344 N Academy Shops, 522-1100. Thurs., July 26, 2-5 p.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.
Borders Events, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600, borders.com. Presenting Harry Potter "Grand Hallows Ball." Includes costumers, activities, prizes and more. Fri., July 20, 9:30 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Featuring "Midnight Magic Costume Party." Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character. Fri., July 20, 9 p.m.
Harry Potter Midnight Release Party, Colorado College Bookstore, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6606. Free. Dress as a Harry Potter character and get a 10% discount. Fri., July 20, 9 p.m.
Summer Reading Program Parties, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Fri., July 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fountain Branch, 230 S. Main St., Fountain, Wed., July 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.
Spanish Peaks Book Signing and Presentation, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5631, scpm.org. Free. Conger Beasley Jr. and Barbara Sparks will discuss and sign their book Spanish Peaks: Lands and Legends. Sat., July 21, 2 p.m.
Grant Writing Workshop, Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Pkwy., 385-7218, grantwrtingusa.org. $425. Tuition includes work book and resource CD. Reservations required. Wed., July 25-26.
Summer Reading Party, Village Green at Pikes Peak Library Palmer Lake branch, 531-6333. Fri., July 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2007 Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival and Workshops, Palmer Lake Elementary, 115 Upper Glenway Road, Palmer Lake, 488-4760. $5-$44. Presenting workshops, concerts and story swaps for kids and adults. Sat., July 28, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"What Would Bukowski Do?" Writer's Group, Montague's, 1019 S. Tejon St., 213-6343. Free. Tuesdays, 7-9 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.
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. George Whitesell & His All-Stars, Fri., July 20, 5-7 p.m. The Nostalgics, Fri., July 27, 5-7 p.m.
Paint the Town Blue Summer Concert Series, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., 685-1861 ext. 42. Free. All shows run 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.
MAMA Concert with Duke Davis and Buckshot, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy 24 & Fairview, Woodland Park, 351-1611, mountainacoustic.org. $5. Outdoor concert features cowboy poetry. Fri., July 20, 7-10 p.m.
Vocal Arts Symposium, Packard Hall at Colorado College, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6606. $5-$15. Presenting "Vocal-Palooza," Fri., July 20, 7 p.m. "Jazz Sundae Sunday," Sun., July 22, 3 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. Sat., July 21, 1-2:30 p.m.
American Bandstand Tribute, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $15. Routines choreographed to songs from the popular show. Space is limited. Sat., July 21, 7-11 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.
Town Mountain Bluegrass Show, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 339-9631, townmountain.net. $12-$15. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Conservatory Jazz Band in Outdoor Concert, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6606. Free. Bring a picnic and listen to students and faculty perform. Tues., July 24, 7 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.
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.
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 The Mitguards, Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.
Summer Library Lawn Concerts, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave., 685-5206. Free. Featuring 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.
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.
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.
Horticultural Art Society Open Gardens 2007, various venues, 475-0250, hasgardens.com. Tour private gardens, July 21.
Astronomical Society Star Party, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Drive, 651-8476, csastro.org. Astronomy club members will use telescopes to present galaxies, nebulas and more. Sat., July 21, 8:30-11 p.m.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. "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. $2-$3. "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Exploring the Marsh", Thurs., July 19, 9-10:15 a.m. "Nature Adventures: Ladybugs", Wed., July 25, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.
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.
Eleven Mile State Park Events, 4229 Country Road 92, North Shore Amphitheater, 719/748-3401. Free. Guest speaker series with "Colorado's Wild Canines," Sat., July 21, 6 p.m. "Colorado's Bears," Sat., Aug. 4, 6 p.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.
Herb Walk, Bear Creek Nature Center Parking Lot, 245 Bear Creek Road, 533-0707, $3-$10. Chris Fredrick will identify edible and medicinal plants. RSVP by July 24. Sat., July 28, 9 a.m. to noon.
Classic 10 K, 5 K and Kids Fun Run, Monument Valley Park, 635-8803, csgrandprix.com. $10-$27. Route is mostly paved with rolling hills. On site registration begins at 6 a.m. at Tiffany Square. Sat., July 28, 7-11 a.m.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offering Technical Rock Climbing, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m.
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.
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Darryl Rhodes, July 19-22. 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
Dance Colorado Ballroom Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $8. Learn more about ballroom and Latin dancing. Fri., July 20, 8-10 p.m.
Colorado Ballroom, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction in various country dances No partner required. Sat., July 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 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.
Ballroom and Tango Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, $8. Practice ballroom, tango, Milonga and Latin. No partner necessary. Fri., July 27, 8-10 p.m.
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 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 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.
All Dog Wash-a-Thon, Wag 'N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St. $10-$20 suggested donation. Volunteers will wash and dry your dog while you enjoy human treats from the bake sale. Proceeds benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Fri., July 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 264-6460 for appointments and more.
Party on the Patio, Tony's, 333 S. Tejon St., 471-8070, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Sat., July 21, 1-4 p.m. Coffee Exchange, July 28. Cleats, Aug. 4. Front Range Barbeque, Aug. 11. Willie's South, Aug. 18. Edelweiss, Aug. 25.
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, 366 10th St., 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., Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m., and Wed., Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Youth & Family
Victor Gold Rush Days, Victor, 719/689-2091. Mining games, historic home and building tours, annual parade and more. Fri.-Sun., July 20-22.
Back To School Family Picnic, 21st Century Charter School, 525 E. Costilla St., 570-7575, 21ccharter.org. Free. Meet teachers and staff and learn about plans for the academic year. Sat., July 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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. Tues., July 24, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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.
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit tsacs.org for more information.
Care & Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit careandshare.org for more.
Pikes Peak Family Connections needs volunteers for its Nurturing Parenting Program and KPC Kids' Place respite nursery. Internships and work study positions also are available. Call Alpha at 442-6337 for more.
Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers for various areas of the hospital. Call 365-5298 or visit memorialheathsystems.com for more.
All Breed Rescue & Training is seeking foster or adoptive homes for dogs, and volunteers for special events, office work, maintenance, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Call 264-6460 or visit haveanicedog.org for more.
Easter Seals Southern Colorado is seeking volunteers for collating and mailing newsletters, office work, special events and other tasks. Call 574-9002 or visit co-so.easterseals.com for more.
Indigo Mountain Nature Center, a Lake George sanctuary for captive-born wildlife is seeking volunteers with a variety of skills, including construction, maintenance and fundraising. For more call 748-5550 or visit indigomtn.org.
Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit safeplaceco.org or call 638-1424 for more.
Dreampower Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to give pets temporary homes until adopted. All food and veterinary care provided. Call 390-7838 or visit dreampower-arf.com for more.
Another Life Foundation is hosting Volunteer Mentor meetings on recognizing and preventing suicidal behavior. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 216-7238 or visit anotherlifefoundation.org for more.
Colorado Reptile Humane Society is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. Call 303/776-2070 or visit corhs.org for more.
Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit earthseeds.net for more.
Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Leslie Herzog at 634-5581 ext. 312 for more.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600. Volunteers needed to support patients and families in their homes and long-care facilities. Volunteer musicians also needed for inpatient care. Visit pikespeakhospice.org or call 633-3400 ext. 603 for more.
TESSA is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative duties, victim advocacy, counseling, crisis management and more. Call 785-6809 for more.
Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit ellicottwildlife.com for more.
Out of Town
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 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 on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, redrocksonline.com. $10. Featuring favorite movies and live music. Showing The Shining, July 23. Music, 7 p.m.; movie, 9 p.m.
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting Ridley Pearson, Bill Gifford, July 19; "Harry Potter Extravaganza" July 20; Warren Hammond, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, R.D. Rosen, July 23; Peter Melman, July 24; Christie Harman, Chris Mooney, July 25.
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.
Summer Concert Series, Lakewood Cultural Center, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater, Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. 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.
Drums Along the Rockies, Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, 303/779-8522, drumsalongtherockies.com. $15-$80. Regional competition featuring 12 elite drum and bungle corps. Sat., July 28, 6:30 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.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3580, botanicgardens.org. "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.
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 through Oct. 14. Showing the film Wolves through August. Live cheetah presentation, July 21.
"The Eocene Life of Florissant," Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 15807 Teller County Road #1, Florissant, 719/748-5253. $65. A complete overview of the paleontology of the Florissant Formation. Registration required. Sat.-Sun., July 28-29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Runyon Theatre, 611 N. Main, Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runontheater.org, $10-$32. Presenting My Fair Lady, through July 22.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. $12-$22. Presenting Jesus Christ Superstar, through July 29.
Park County Fair Fiber and Craft Expo, Park County Fairground, Fairplay, 303/816-7270. Free. Get hands-on experience spinning, weaving, knitting and more. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Celtic Festival, Casey Jones Park, 4189 Hwy 86, Elizabeth, 303/646-0152, elizabethcelticfestival.com. $5-10. Featuring authentic Scottish and Irish food and music. Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.