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click to enlarge Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. - Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring H2O  with - a Little Lemon, a watermedia exhibition from Chromatic - Edge, through Aug. 28. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, - 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring H2O with a Little Lemon, a watermedia exhibition from Chromatic Edge, through Aug. 28. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World through September. Coins, Crown and Conflict through November.

Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Presenting The West and Eastern Europe, original oils by R.W. Carlson, Aug. 4-29. Opening reception, Sat., Aug. 4, 4-7 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.

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. Featuring Rock, Paper, Scissors, works by Susan Risinger, Aug. 3-25. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m. 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 Road Tested, works that come with their own suitcases, Aug. 3 to Sept. 15. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m.

The Chapel of Art, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Featuring An Experiment in Space and Sound, works by Timothy Flood, Aug. 3 to Sept. 22. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org. Featuring The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion, selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Aug. 4 to Oct. 28.

The Commons Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., anirose3@msn.com. Featuring On Being a Woman, a multi-media show in clay, stone, paper and paint, Aug. 3 to Sept. 7.

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, through Aug. 20.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring H2Owith a Little Lemon, a watermedia exhibition from Chromatic Edge, through Aug. 28. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Summer Skies, works by Melissa Mohon Papineau, through Aug. 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 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.

The Gallery at Paragon, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744, cedarsjazzclub.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring Exposed Photography, by Andrea Ziegart, through Aug. 7.

Green Horse Gallery, 729 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Works by 50 Artists through Aug. 31.

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 through Aug. 15.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Indelible, printmaking by Emily Eakes and photography by Matthew Yates, Aug. 3 to Sept. 29. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, laurareilly.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Summer Gems, small painting show, Aug. 3-31. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 3, 4-8 p.m.

Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Shadows and Reflections, photographs by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through Aug. 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, and Teva Kiev A'goth, works by Spika, through Aug. 4. Jedi Suggestions, works by Michael Garman, Jennifer Newman, D.K. McDonald and more, Aug. 4 to Oct. 4.

Paragon Art Gallery, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744, cedarsjazzclub.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring Night Life, works by Brent Dewell, through Sept. 30.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333, ppld.org. Briargate Branch featuring pencil drawings by Pete Swartz. East Library featuring Built to Last, photos of Colorado Spring's historic homes. Monument Branch featuring Art Over 50, works by artists of the Tri-Lakes area.

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.

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

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 and 108 Prayer Wheels for Peace, a drive-by exhibit, through Aug. 18.

Sunny Vista Living Center, 2400 E. Cache la Poudre St., 471-8700. Featuring Fourth annual Art Exhibit through Aug. 23. Proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Montessori Academy.

Tea Time, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9702. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring We Us Our Artist's Market, works by Jeremiah and Brenda Houck, Bill Hyer, Mark Wong and others.

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. Featuring Taxco Jewelry, by the Montero family. Special showing, Fri., Aug. 3, 5-9 p.m.

Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574. Open Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring original platinum/palladium photographs of the Southwest and Mexico.

art events

An Extremely Grand Opening, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. Celebrate the opening of the museum's new space. Guest speakers include Thomas Hoving, John Waters and Joel Gray. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 2-4.

First Friday ArtWalk in Old Colorado City, West Colorado Avenue between 21st and 27th streets, 520-9494, shopoldcoloradocity.com. Free. Meet artists, view demos and enjoy live music and refreshments. Friday, Aug. 3, 4-8 p.m.

First Friday Art Ride Shuttle, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, smokebrush.org. Free. Catch the shuttle to venues in the Depot Arts District participating in the First Friday Art Walk. Fri., Aug. 3, 5-8:30 p.m.

Summer Against the Sky '07, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., 217-3396. Free. Featuring 50 artists, music and more. Fri., Aug. 3, noon to 9 p.m.

Mountain Arts Festival, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Featuring over 70 art vendors. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 4-5.

The Incubator Series, Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts, 218 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Presenting a panel discussion with arts advocates on media and publishing followed by a Q&A session. Thurs., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.

Rock Ledge Art Exhibition & Sale, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3202 Chambers Way, 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. $2-$6. Featuring art depicting Rock Ledge Ranch and Garden of the Gods. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 10-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Auditions & Entries
Louise Cutler Studio is seeking actors, singers and dancers for Think About It, an original musical stage production that addresses the HIV/AID crisis within the African American community and beyond. Auditions will be Fri., Aug. 10, 5-7:30 p.m. for the Oct. 5-6 show. Call 213-3115 for appointments and 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.

The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs announces auditions for all string sections and several paid positions on Sat., Aug. 18 at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Call Charlease Bobo at 635-6173 for more.

Colorado Springs Chorale will hold auditions by appointment only on Tues., Aug. 21, 6:30-10 p.m. at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Call 634-3737 or visit cschorale.org for more.

The Colorado Springs Conservatory is auditioning for the Pikes Peak Regional Vocal and Orchestral Ensembles on Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 29-30, 6-9 p.m. Open to strings, woodwinds and vocalists ages 13 through 19. Call 577-4556 for an appointment.

Fountain Creek Nature Center is seeking entries for a "Seasons of Fountain Creek" art show and sale on Sept. 29. Entries must be submitted by Aug. 8. Call 520-6745 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
Easter Seals Southern Colorado "Walk with Me," Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Road, 574-9002, co-so.easterseals.com. $30. Enjoy a day of fun at the zoo while supporting programs for people with disabilities. Sat., Aug. 4, 9 a.m.

Bronc Day Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction, Green Mountain Falls Fire Station, 10380 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-8226. Enjoy breakfast and a silent auction in conjunction with the Bronc Day Festival. Proceeds benefit Green Mountain Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Sat., Aug. 4, breakfast, 7-11 a.m.; silent auction, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 ext. 1205. The Division of Vocational Rehab is seeking input from blind consumers about whether current services are meeting their needs. Tues., Aug. 7, 4-6 p.m.

Regional Water Quality Public Meeting, Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St., Fountain, ppacg.org. Free. This public meeting will cover a proposed amendment to the Water Quality Management Plan that would allow a second wastewater treatment plant. Wed., Aug. 8, 6 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
Rising Professionals Connection, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 575-4316, coloradospringschamber.org. $10-$20. Presenting "Truth or Delusion: Busting the Biggest Networking Myths" followed by networking session. Thurs., Aug. 2, 5-7:30 p.m.

SleepWell Colorado Springs Meeting, Memorial Administration Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Cuchara Room, 365-6917. Presenting "Sleepy in the Springs: Sleep Apnea and Dental Options." Tues., Aug. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Salvation Army Women's Auxillary, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Joyce: 598-9351. $20. Join the annual membership drive luncheon with guest speaker Jan Draveckys. Thurs., Aug. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP by Aug. 6.

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.

SnoJets Ski Club, various venues, snojets.org. $20 summer membership. Offering activities for those over 21 including bike rides, camping, dancing, rafting and more.

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.

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.

click to enlarge FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., #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.
  • FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., #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.

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
John Waters Event, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $45-$49. Screening of Cecil B. Demented followed by Q&A with filmmaker John Waters. Fri., Aug. 3. Film, 1-2:30 p.m.; Q&A, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; book signing, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Senior Movie Series, Senior Resource Development Agency of Pueblo, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900. Offering free classic movies and popcorn Fridays at 3 p.m. The High and Mighty, Aug. 3. The Big Trees, Aug. 10. The Santa Fe Trail, Aug. 17. McClintock, Aug. 24. The Fighting Tigers, Aug. 31.

2007 Drum Corp International World Championship Quarterfinals, Tinseltown, 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., fathomevents.com. $15-$18. Presenting a one-night, live broadcast from the Rose Bowl. Thurs., Aug. 9, 5 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 Summer "Twisted Tea" Tasting, Thurs., Aug. 2. Sake Tasting, Sat., Aug. 4. Pre-registration is required.

Fifth annual Craft Lager Festival, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9059, craftlagerfestival.com. $25. Taste beers from Hawaii to Boston. Sat., Aug. 11, 1-6 p.m.

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.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net, $40 individual, $75 couple. Featuring "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Sun., Aug. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread: Whole Foods, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999. $5. Registered dietitian Martha Rosenau teaches you how to make tastier, inexpensive, gluten-free bread in this hands-on class. Thurs., Aug. 16, 6 p.m. Call to reserve a space.

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
"Natural Healing for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders," Sage Woman Herbs, 308-A S. Eighth St., 473-9702, sagewomanherbs.com. $20. Sat., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Candle in the Dark: Understanding Mood Disorders," Colorado Springs Police Department Community Room, 4110 Tutt Blvd., 477-1515, dbsacoloradosprings.org. $35. A workshop for those with mood disorders and their families. Sat., Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bodywork University of the Rockies Events, 3618 Jeannine Drive, 444-0708. $25 per class. Offering "Meditation," 10:30 a.m. to noon. "Smudging and Clearing," 1-2:30 p.m. "Busting Repetitive Use Injuries," 2:30-4 p.m. "Dream Journaling," 4-5:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5.

"Excellent Nutritional Habits," Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 597-7553. Free. Dr. Dave Dolwig of Sand Creek Chiropractic will discuss how to eat healthy for a lifetime. Mon. Aug. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Taekwondo Classes, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 964-7397. $30. Offered by Rose of Sharon Arts Academy. Tuesdays , 6-8 p.m. and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Classes begin on Aug. 7.

Memorial Health System Events, 365-2435, memorialhealthsystem.com. Featuring "Back to School Safety Fair and Surgery Center Open House," Aug. 11 at Printers Park Medical Plaza. "Spirit of Women," Aug. 16 at Hillside Gardens and Nursery.

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. "The Enneagram: Discover Your Personality Blueprint," Mon. Aug. 13, 7-9 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 with Father Anthony Karbo of Holy Theophany Orthodox Church on the history of Christianity and its relevance today. 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 August classes from baby care basics to yoga, dancing and more.

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.

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
Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., ppwfc.org. Presening "Job Match: Completing Your Skills Profile" and "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Aug. 7 and 21. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Aug. 14 and 28.

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. "Native Cultures in Red Rock Canyon," Aug. 16. "Biology of Red Rock Canyon," Aug. 23. "Methods for sharing interpretive information," Sept. 13.

Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "Men Leading the Charge," Aug. 3-5. "Women's ConferenceA Beautiful Offering," Aug. 24-26.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "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.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "How Electronics Affect Our Youth," with Dr. Rebecca Baldwin of Learning Solutions. Tues., Aug. 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

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

El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union St., Pueblo, 719/583-0453, coloradohistory.org. Featuring Descansos and Traditions in Remembering the Dead through May 31, 2008.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, 633-4991, visitpillar.org. Offering classes on nature, music, film, books, 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 Richard's Bookstore Events, 324 N. Tejon St., 578-5549. Nationally known author Gus Lee will hold the second of a series of writing workshops, Thurs., Aug. 2, 6 p.m. Andy Fletcher will discuss and sign One Nation Over God and Life, the Universe and Everything, Tues., Aug. 7, 6 p.m.

Black Cat Books Events, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Art opening and book signing with Patti Blakeman and her "girls." Fri., Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. Eclipse release party for fans of Twilight, Tues., Aug. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, ext. 1008. Proceeds benefit the library district. Sat., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Writers Write," Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Jim Ciletti: 573-9479. $5, members free. Poetry West offers a hands-on workshop with Denver author Anne Randolph. Sat., Aug. 4, 10 a.m.

Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Presenting Sarah E. Moffett signing Growing Up Moffett: The Rise and Fall of Innocence in a Pathos Plagued Year. Sat., Aug. 4, noon.

Borders Events, Borders-Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. #209, 266-1600. Featuring Ken Patterson signing Ready or Not: Poems from the ER. Sun., Aug. 5, 2 p.m.

"Online Bookselling: Opportunities & Threats," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Keynote address by Mary Manley, chairman and CEO of Alibris. Sun., Aug. 5, 7 p.m.

Poetry Open Mic, Espresso Stratfords, 7654 McLaughlin Road, 393-5092. Free. Open mic for any poetbeginner to pro. Fri., Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.

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

Music

click to enlarge Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, - 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 - a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring - Summer Skies, works by Melissa Mohon Papineau, - through Aug. 31.
  • Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Summer Skies, works by Melissa Mohon Papineau, through Aug. 31.

acoustic and country

Colorado Roots Music Camp, Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, 709 County Road 62, Divide, 632-7872. $625 includes food and lodging. Six days of instruction, concerts, seminars, jams and events. Sun.-Sat., Aug. 19-25.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Featuring Kenny Loggins, Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. David Wilcox, Tues., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.

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

blues and jazz

Paint the Town Blue Summer Concert Series, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., 685-1861 ext. 42. Free. Rain location at Thunder & Buttons II. Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The George Whitesell & His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins, Aug. 2. Big Sky, Aug. 9. Little Ricky and the Roosters, Aug. 16.

classical

"Pedaling: The Soul of the Piano," CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., apiano.org. $5. Presenting Seymour Bernstein on piano pedaling effects and various periods of music. Wed., Aug. 8, 3:30 p.m.

Piano Master Class, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., apiano.org. $5. Presenting Seymour Bernstein on the intentions of the composer, meaning of the music and more. Thurs., Aug. 9, 3:30 p.m.

Quattro Mani Piano Duo, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., apiano.org. $15. Presenting Susan Grace and Alice Rybak performing works by Norman Dello Joio, Claude Debussy, Frederic Rzewski and more. Thurs., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.

outdoor concerts

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

other music

Vocal Arts Symposium, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6606. $5-$15. Presenting "The Scene Stealers," Aug. 3, 7 p.m. "Broadway Extravaganza," Aug. 5, 3 p.m.

Taiko with Toni & Lance, Buell Children's Museum, Magic Carpet Theater, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. $3-$4. Presenting the sound of Japan from traditional songs to contemporary compositions. Fri., Aug. 3, 1:30 p.m.

Teen Battle of the Bands, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., 531-6333 ext. 2338, ppld.org. Free. Six bands will compete to win guitars and other prizes. Sat., Aug. 4, noon to 4 p.m.

A Night of Music for Memory, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave., 648-0940, flylikeabeagle.com. $15. Performance and CD release party featuring songwriter Laura Wilson. Proceeds benefit the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Association. Sat., Aug. 4, 7-10 p.m.

2007 Soldier Show, McMahon Auditorium, Fort Carson, 526-4495. Free. Presenting a musical review showcasing the talents of soldiers. Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 5, 2 and 7 p.m.

Round I: Celebration of the Amateur Pianist and Rocky Mountain Piano Competition, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., apiano.org. $5. Presenting round one of four rounds. Wed., Aug. 8, 9 a.m.

Round II: Celebration of the Amateur Pianist and Rocky Mountain Piano Competition, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., apiano.org. $5. Presenting round two of four rounds. Thurs., Aug. 9, 9 a.m.

Woodland Park Summer Music Series, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-5284. Shades of Blue, $6-$10, Fri., Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Mississippi Mudders and Freddy Rodriguez Quintet, on the green, free, Sat., Aug. 11, 2 p.m.

Outdoors
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. "Nature Explorers: What is Wind?" Aug. 2. "Edible Insects," Aug. 4. "Natural History of the Pikes Peak Region," Aug. 4, 11 and 18. "Little Wonders: Sense of Wonder," Aug. 7. "Mountain Lions along the Front Range," Aug. 11.

Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Road, 633-5701. Offering daily programs including wildflower walks at 2 p.m. and nature walks at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. "Belly Botany," Thursdays 1-2 p.m.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. "Yoga for Parents and Children," Aug. 4. "Nature Adventures: Food Chains," Aug. 8. "Birding 202 Course," Aug. 9, 23 and Sept. 13.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offering Technical Rock Climbing, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Wildlife Tours, daily, 2 p.m. "Babes in the Woods," Aug. 10. "Getting Cozy with Creek Critters," Aug. 11. "Frogs, Toads and Origami," Aug. 12.

Red Rock Canyon Tours, Parking lot at Highway 24 and South 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
Gaston Boudreaux: The Cajun Robin Hood, Woodland Park High School, Dickson Auditorium, 211 N. Baldwin St., Woodland Park, 650-2023, jrwoodlandplayers.org. $4-$8. Jr. Woodland Players present a colorful, musical version of the Robin Hood story. Fri.-Sat., Aug 3-4 and 10-11, 7:30 p.m.

Summer Lu'au 2007, Knights of Columbus Hall, 567 Marqueette St., Security, 282-1930, hawaiialohahale.com. $10-$25. Polynesian meal and dance show by Magic of the Pacific Island Dancers. Sat., Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m.

Generation Celebration 2007, Benet Hill Center Auditorium, 257 N. Chelton Road, 633-0655. Tickets by donation. Featuring a musical variety show. Proceeds benefit the Retirement & Continuing Care Fund for the Sisters of Benet Hill. Sat., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Lamont Ferguson through Aug. 5. Slade Ham, Aug. 8-12. Sean Kent, Aug. 15-19. Tracy Smith, Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. John Fox, Sept. 5-9. Jesse Pangelinan, Sept. 12-13 and 16. Steve "Mudflap" McGraw, Sept. 14-15.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626, worldarena.com. Presenting 2007 State Games of America, Thurs., Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Kathy Casey Figure Skating Seminar, Fri.-Sat., Aug. 6-7.

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

Hamlet, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, uccstheatreworks.com. Free. Presenting the Shakespeare classic. Reservations suggested. Aug. 9 to Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

dance parties & workshops Ballroom and Salsa Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $8. Practice all styles of dance. One floor reserved for salsa. No partner required. Fri., Aug. 3, 8-10 p.m.

Colorado Ballroom, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction in various ballroom dances. No partner required. Sat., Aug. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.

Hawaiian Luau Pot Luck and Dance, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195. 7-$9. Sat., Aug. 4. Dinner, 5:30-7 p.m. Dancing, 7:30-11 p.m.

Ballroom Techniques Group Class, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.net. $12. Explore ballroom style techniques. No partner required. Wed., Aug. 8, 7-7:45 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. Mondays, 7-8 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
"Wheels of Blue" Car Show, USAF Academy Prep School parking lot, 333-4538. Car or motorcycle entries, $10-$20. Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Party on the Patio, Cleats Bar & Grill, 6624 Delmonico Drive, 548-8267, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Sat., Aug. 4., 1-4 p.m. Front Range Barbeque, Aug. 11. Willie's South, Aug. 18. Edelweiss, Aug. 25.

National Hummingbird Day, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. $10. Join hummingbird banding session with experts Fred and Tena Engleman. Sat., Aug. 4, 7:30-9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Free hummingbird program at 1 p.m. and bird walk at 2 p.m.

K9 5K and Fido's Festival, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abott Lane, 473-1741 ext. 114, hsppr.org. Doggie fun run, $25. Festival, free. Open to all friendly dogs and their owners. Sat., Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Critter Fest 2007, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, rmdrc.com. Featuring animal rehab and rescue organizations, live entertainment and guest speakers. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 4-5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pasta in the Park, Myron Stratton Home, 2525 S. Highway 115, 785-6808, tessacs.org. $75. Featuring a pasta cook-off, dinner, live music and auction. Proceeds benefit TESSA. Sat., Aug. 11 5:30 p.m.

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.

Romp in the Park, 264-6460, Bear Creek Park soccer field, 245 Bear Creek Road, haveanicedog.org. Free. A day of fun for you and your dog with games, contests, dog training demos, rescue organizations and vendor booths. Proceeds Benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth & Family
Celebration Place Events, The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive, imaginationcelebration.org. Free. Reservations required. "Creepy Creatures of the Rainforest," Thurs., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. "The Great Imagination Migration," Tues., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.

Sing-along for Families, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. $5, reservations required. Judy Feeney will lead songs about care of the earth and peaceful living. Fri., Aug. 10, 7-8 p.m.

Colorado Virtual Academy Info Sessions, YMCA Garden Ranch, 2380 Montebello Drive West. Parent information session on the online school. Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and 28, 5:30 p.m.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities
PEAK Parent Center is seeking volunteers to assist with general office tasks such as collating information packets, answering phones and data entry. Training is provided. Call 531-9400 or visit peakparent.org for more.

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Volunteer orientation, Sat., Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 495-3908 for more.

ASSE International Student Exchange is seeking local host families for international high school students. Students speak English and are interested to learn about the U.S. Call 800/733-2773 for more.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking volunteer medical personnel such as nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists and mental health counselors to respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Call 888/260-6330 or visit covolunteers.state.co.us for more.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

health & healing

Basics of Energy Healing Workshop, The Nature Place, 2000 Old Stage Road, Florrisant, 520-1497, wakepoint.com. A hands-on healing workshop. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 4-5.

literary events

Sully Erna Book Signing, Borders, 9515 E. County Line Road, Englewood, 303/708-1735. Free. The front man of the band Godsmack will sign his new book, The Paths We Choose. Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

music

Telluride Jazz Celebration, various venues, Telluride, telluridejazz.org. $50/one-day, $125/three-day pass. Featuring John Scofield, Bill Frisell Trio, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Soulive and more. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 2-5.

Crestone Music Festival, Challenger Golf Club, Crestone, 866/891-8382, crestfest.org. A three-day, two-stage, multi-genre event with arts and crafts, food, music and family fun. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 3-5.

Summer Concert Events, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring The Waybacks and The Stringdusters, Aug. 3. Bjrn Again, Aug. 4. Cherish the Ladies, Aug. 11. The Denver Brass, Aug. 17. Asleep at the Wheel, Aug. 18.

Music at the Junction, Potter Peak, Fifth and Grant, La Junta, 719/469-5486, musicatthejunction.com. $5-$10. Music by Blue Oyster Cult, The Martini Shot Band, KC Messick and 2nd Chance. Proceeds benefit Arkansas Valley Hospice. Sat., Aug. 4, noon to 10:30 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 Alley Cats, $8-$12, Wed., Aug. 8, 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.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3580, botanicgardens.org. Hosting the 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.

Eleven Mile State Park Events, 4229 Country Road 92, North Shore Amphitheater, 719/748-3401. Free. Guest speaker series with "Colorado's Bears," Sat., Aug. 4, 6 p.m. Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing, Sat., Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m. "Ute Life and Legends," Sat., Aug. 25, 6 p.m. "Together Forever: Predator/Prey Relationships," Sat., Sept. 1, 6 p.m.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Events, 9167 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, hikeandlearn.org. "Intro to Watercolor Painting," Aug. 11. "An Evening of Nature Poetry," Aug. 16. "Yoga in Nature Hike," Aug. 18. "Basic Grass Identification," Aug. 25. "Green Corn Full Moon Hike," Aug. 26.

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.

performances

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Moonlight and Magnolias, Sept. 7 to Oct. 7. La Cage Aux Folles, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Altar Boyz, April 22 to June 15. Buddy...The Buddy Holly Story, July 5 to Aug. 10.

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 Kathleen Madigan, Aug. 8-11. Bill Burr, Aug. 16-19. Doug Benson, Aug. 22-26. Lavell Crawford, Sept. 7-9.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. $12-$22. Presenting Hello Dolly, Sept. 28 to Oct. 7. Beauty and the Beat, Feb. 8-24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.

Space Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1050 13th St., Denver, phamaly.org. $28. Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League presents Urinetown, The Musical through Aug. 19.

Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Theater, Main and Second streets, Westcliffe, 719/783-3004. $5-$10. Presenting Everyone Loves Opal, a comedy by John Patrick. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 2-4 and 10-12.

special events

16th Annual Heritage Celebration, Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park, 899 First St., Limon, ourjourney.info. More than 30 demonstrators exhibiting lost arts and pioneer crafts. Sat., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Denver Clean Comedy Festival, Historic Festival Playhouse , 5665 Old Wadsworth Road, Arvada, festivalplayhouse.com. Free. A four-week competition featuring 27 Denver comics. Wednesdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7 p.m.

Contin-tail: Outdoor Gem & Mineral Show, Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista, coloradorocks.org. Free. Demonstrations and over 100 vendors selling rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry and more. Thurs., Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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