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Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World through September. Coins, Crown and Conflict through November.
Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Presenting The West and Eastern Europe, original oils by R.W. Carlson, through Aug. 29.
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. Turning Point, works by Tammi Otis and Jim Valone, Aug. 16 to Sept. 15. Opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m.
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, through Aug. 25. Artist's reception, Sat., Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 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, through Sept. 15. Once Upon a Playground, photographs by Brenda Biondo, Aug. 15 to Oct. 2. Jewels of Asia, photography by Dianne L. Kittle, Aug. 15 to Oct. 2. Artist's reception, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m.
Calabash Gallery, 2428 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1577. Featuring new clay sculptures, wall reliefs and oil paintings by Deb Komitor through Sept. 4.
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, through Sept. 22.
Colachi Arts, 1107 Manitou Ave. #11, 685-1254. Featuring photographs by Jeff Cloutier. Opening reception, Sat., Aug. 11, 5-10 p.m.
Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, 975 Garden of the Gods Road, 231-6833. Featuring Musical Journeys, photos of rock and pop music greats by Lillian Kaiser. Opening reception, Sat., Aug. 11, noon to 5 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, through Oct. 28.
Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 385-5933. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Portrait Artists, serious and whimsical portraits in a variety of mediums, through Aug. 29.
The Commons Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org. Featuring On Being a Woman, a multi-media show in clay, stone, paper and paint, through 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.
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, through Aug. 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 thesis work of Karen Lynn Link and J.M. Jensen, through Sept. 28.
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, through Sept. 29.
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, through Aug. 31.
LIW CARGO Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring New Directions, landscapes and figurative works by Judith Michael Myers, through Aug. 31.
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 Jedi Suggestions, works by Michael Garman, Jennifer Newman, D.K. McDonald and more, through 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.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Carriage House, 3202 Chambers Way. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2-$6. Featuring Thomas MacLaren: The Art of Architecture, photos of the architect's work by Paul Allen, through Sept. 3.
Rubbish, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Free. Featuring Skinny, fashion inspired works by Jorge Gomez, Michael Sanderson and Jessica Lung. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 10, 5-10 p.m.
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.
The Squash Blossom Gallery,2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, squashblossom.com. Featuring works by Bunny Oliver, Stephen LeBlanc and Jeffrey Desautels.
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.
Third Eye Open, 919 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9264. Open daily noon to 7 p.m. Featuring Slight Chance of Thunderstorms, lightning photography by Heather Oelklaus, Aug. 11 to Sept. 7.
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 Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West, works depicting aspects of colonization and the resulting mix of cultures, politics and commerce, Sept. 14 to Nov. 17. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710, velezgalleries.com. Featuring furniture by Michael Velez, jewelry by the Montero family and gicles by Andrew Velez.
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.
We Us Our Artist's Market, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9702. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Tea Time, works by Jeremiah and Brenda Houck, Bill Hyer, Mark Wong and others.
The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring Unusual and Intriguing Book Art, three-dimensional works in various media. Opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m.
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. Artist's reception, Sat., Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Second annual Main Event, Main Street between First and Third, Pueblo, 719/242-6652, Free. pueblopag.org. The Pueblo Performing Arts Guild will present performances on two outdoor stages, vendors and roaming acts. Sat., Aug. 11, 4-9 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.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic will hold auditions for The Nutcracker on Sept. 9, 1-5:30 p.m. at CC's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave. Male and female dancers of all skill levels ages 6-21 are needed. Visit csphilharmonic.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.
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.
Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board Meeting, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Bldg. 7300 off Woodfill Road, Fort Carson, 526-8004. Learn about environmental restoration and clean-up projects. Thurs., Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Biodiesel Workshop, Pueblo Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 719/634-4468. Free. Speakers from the National Biodiesel Board, City of Colorado Springs and Pueblo County. Thurs., Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Gala in the Garden, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3202 Chambers Way, 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. $40. Featuring a Hawaiian-themed dinner and silent auction to benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Fri., Aug. 10, 5:30-8 p.m.
11th annual BMW Ultimate Drive, Winslow BMW, 730 N. Circle Drive, 599-8108, komen.org. Free. For every test mile driven, BMW will donate $1 to fight breast cancer. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Wed., Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations
Medical Marijuana Support Group, Front Range Americans for Safe Access, 957 E. Fillmore St., 439-0817. Learn if marijuana can help you and how to become legal. Meets every third Thursday, 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.
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 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
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 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
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.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering California Wine Tasting, Sat., Aug. 11. Domestic Wine Tasting, Sat., Aug. 18. Mike's Hard Tasting, Fri., Aug. 24. Wines of the World Tasting, Sat., Aug. 25. Imported Wine Tasting, Thurs., Aug. 30. Pre-registration is required.
Farmers and Food Artisans 2007 Road Tour, Whole Foods Market parking lot, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999. Free. Celebrate the bounty with local growers and food producers. Sun., Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086, ext. 1. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, "Whites from Burgundy," Aug. 15. "Whites from the Land Down Under," Aug. 22. "Chile," Aug. 29. Elvis Presley Dinner, $50, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.
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. "Italian Wines," Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30-8 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
The Color of Healing, Rose Bridge Healing Center, 2809 Tremont St., 761-6002. $25. Explore your inner artist in all its forms. Sat., Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m.
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. "Celtic Fire & Faerie Workshop," Aug. 10-12. "The Enneagram: Discover Your Personality Blueprint," Aug. 13. EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, Aug. 18. Oneness Blessing Deeksha, Aug. 19. Explore Your Life's Cycles, Aug. 20. Oneness Deeksha, Aug. 24. Enneagrams: Know Your Personality, Aug. 25. The Power of Self Hypnosis, Aug. 25. Healing Yourself through Body Balancing, Aug. 27.
Strength after Service, Emerald Valley Ranch, 7855 Old Stage Rd., 888-344-VETS, onefreedom.org. Free. Learn about the brain and body and how they are changed under prolonged stress. Discover ways to control attention, manage energy and emotions, and adapt to life's challenges. Sat., Aug. 11 and Sun., Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Color of Healing, Rose Bridge Healing Center, 2809 Tremont St., 761-6002. $25. Explore your inner artist in all its forms. Sat., Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m.
Post-Polio Update, Satellite Hotel, 411 Lakewood Circle, 633-1497. Colorado Springs Post-Polio Survivors present polio expert Dr. Marny Eulberg. Sat., Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to noon.
Back to School Safety Fair Open House, Printers Park Medical Plaza, 444-CARE, memorialhealthsystem.com. Tour a real operating room and see bike, car and other safety demonstrations. Sat., Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Woman's Story Spirituality Group, St. Francis Assisi Church Ministry Center, 2650 Parish View, 598-5486. Pursue your inner spiritual journey with other women. Sun., Aug. 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
"Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel," CS ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St., 495-1096, eck-colorado.org. Free. An on-going discussion based on the book by Harold Klemp. Sun., Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.
"Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear," East Library Community Room, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 266-6024, eck-colorado.org. Free. A presentation and discussion on overcoming the fear in our lives. Tues., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Martial Arts Lecture and Demo, Center for Aikido & Tang Soo Do Studies, 5668 N. Union Blvd., 477-1244, aikitang.org. Free. Learn about principles of self-defense from visiting instructor Vernon Medeiros. Wed.-Fri., Aug. 15-17, 7:30-9 p.m.
The Power of Self Hypnosis, Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherpay.com. $35. Presented by certified clinical hypnotherapist Emily Lustig. Sat., Aug. 25, 2-5 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.
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 through Oct. 25.
"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. Sat., Aug. 11.
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, 510-0210. 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. Presenting "Job Match: Completing Your Skills Profile" and "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Aug. 14 and 28. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Aug. 21.
"Be Red Cross Ready: Disaster Preparedness Presentation," East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Mary Lowery: 785-2731, ppld.org. Free. Learn how to protect your family during a disaster. Mon., Aug. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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.
Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "Starting off on the Right Foot," a program on the importance of preschooling. Tues., Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Aug. 16. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.
"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.
Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "Women's ConferenceA Beautiful Offering," Aug. 24-26.
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.
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.
Borders Events, 266-1600. Featuring Nicholas Ifkovits signing Cloud Drops at Southgate Store on Fri., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. and Chapel Hills Mall on Sat., Aug. 11, 10 a.m.
Freelance Writers Summer Camp, Soda Springs Park Pavilion, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 638-6876. $45. Veteran writers will lead session in query writing, article basics and memoirs. Sat., Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friends of the Library Bonanza Book Sale, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. $5 per bag. Book sale featuring a special section of Westerns. Proceeds benefit the library district. Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a .m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m.
Wendy Woo and Katie Herzig, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, trilakesarts.org. $12-$18. Fri., Aug. 17, 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. Big Sky, Aug. 9. Little Ricky and the Roosters, Aug. 16.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Robert Cray and Keb' Mo', Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Kenny Loggins, Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. David Wilcox, Tues., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. George Jones, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Rodney Carrington, Nov 16, 8 p.m. Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 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.
First & Main Summer Concert Series, at the park in front of Cinemark Theaters, 3305 Cinema Point, firstandmaintowncenter.com. Free. Featuring music by Radio London. Fri., Aug. 10, 5 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.
Concerts in the Gardens, Hillside Garden Center, 1006 S. Institute St., 520-9463, hillsidegardens.com. Free. Live bands every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. TBA, Aug. 15. Redraw the Farm, Aug. 22. Tribe, Aug. 29. Mistura Bela 3, Sept. 5. Jim Adams & Bill Snyder, Sept. 12.
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. George Whitesell & His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins, Aug. 15. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. Farm & art market, 4-8 p.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.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. "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.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. "Mountain Lions along the Front Range," Aug. 11. "Natural History of the Pikes Peak Region," Aug. 11 and 18.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2251, parks.state.co.us/parks/cheyennemountain. Open Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering guided hikes and interpretive programs throughout the summer.
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.
Red Rocks 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.
Manger Avec Trois, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 577-4556, coloradospringsconservatory.org. $75. An evening of supper and song with the vocal faculty, Judeth Shay Burns, Jana Lee Ross and Linda Weise. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 9-11, 6:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 12, 2 p.m.
Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring Hamlet, Aug. 9 to Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Antonio's Revenge, Aug. 16 to Sept. 1. Zorro!, Sept. 27 to Oct. 14. Doubt: A Parable, Nov. 1-8.
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 10-11, 7:30 p.m.
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Ham through Aug. 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.
HAMLETMACHINE, Studio 802, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429, studio802.blogspot.com. $10. Presenting a "post-modern meditation" on Hamlet. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 16-18 and 23-25, 8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Jerry Seinfeld, Sat., Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
Cripple Creek Theatre Events, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. Thin Air Theatre Company presents Annie Get Your Gun, through 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.
dance parties & workshops
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., Aug. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.
Grand Opening Celebration, Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, 975 Garden of the Goads Road, 635-1004, springsdance.com. Free. Featuring mini-classes, dance performances, BBQ lunch and more. Sat., Aug. 11, noon to 5 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. 15, 7-7:45 p.m.
Hip Hop & All That Jazz, Hillside Gardens & Nursery, 1006 S. Institute St., 365-8899, memorialhealthsystem.com. $10-$15. Learn the latest moves in Jazzercise and hip-hop. Beginners welcome. Thurs., Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m.
Ballroom Dance, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195. $8-$10. Music by Bill Emery. Sat., Aug. 17, 8-11 p.m.
Dance Classes, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. Learn salsa, zumba, yoga booty ballet and more. Mondays-Saturdays.
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.
Fiesta Latina, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 633-9925, planetadeevaproductions.com. Featuring Latin dances by Ahora Dance Company and audience participation. Sat., Aug. 11, 10-11:15 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Old Colorado City Founder's Day Celebration, Bancroft Park, W. Colorado Ave. & 24th St., 636-1225. Free. Enjoy a farmer's market, live music, Western gunslinger show and more. Sat., Aug. 11, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Roller Derby Madness, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 385-5969, pikespeakderbydames. $10-$12. Presenting the Pikes Peak Derby Dames. Sat., Aug. 11, 7 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.
Dog Days of Summer Adoption Fair, Canine Campus, 3116 Karen Place, 448-9600, caninecampus.us. Rescue groups will help match you with a homeless pet that needs you. Sat., Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
10th annual Cemetery Crawl, Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St., 636-1225. $3-$8. Enjoy walking tours by actors in period costumes telling stories of Colorado history. Sun., Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pikes Peak Classic Bike Ride, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 578-9092, pikespeakaclassic.com. $50. Join a 35-, 65- or 100-mile bike ride to support Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Sun., Aug. 12, 7 a.m.
Party on the Patio, Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., 632-2596, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Sat., Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m. Willie's South, Aug. 18. Edelweiss, Aug. 25.
Pueblo Air Show, Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, puebloairshow.com. $5-$10. Enjoy the air show, kids' zone, flight simulator, vendors, food and more. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 11-12, 9 a.m. to 4 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, 21st & W. Rio Grande Streets next to the dog park, 264-6460, haveanicedog.org. Free. A day of fun for you and your dog with games, contests, agility and obedience demos, rescue organizations, kids' activities and vendor booths. Proceeds Benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Everybody Welcome: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity, Downtown Colorado Springs, cospdiversityforum.org. Free. Celebrating different cultures through live performances, food, crafts, beer tent, demonstrations and more. Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Youth & Family
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.
Back-to-School Carnival, Kids Crossing, 1440 E. Fountain Blvd., 632-4569, kidcrossing.com. Free. Enjoy a bounce house, face painting, carnival games, hotdogs, free school supplies and more. Fri., Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Home School Expo, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 570-7880, shssg.com. Free. The Secular Home Support Group presents a book sale, bake sale, kids' activities, demos and more. Sat., Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
School District 11 Homeschool Support Program, Audubon Elementary School, Room 3, 2400 E. Van Buren St. Free. Enrollment and Information Days. Mon.-Tues., Aug. 13-14, 9 a.m. to 2 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.
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.
Pikes Peak Classic is seeking volunteers to help with a cycling event on Sun., Aug 12 to benefit he Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Call 578-9092 or visit pikespeakclassic.com for more.
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.
Colorado Springs Diversity Forum is seeking volunteers for the inaugural Culture and Diversity Celebration in downtown Colorado Springs on Sat., Aug. 18. The free event will feature live performances, food, crafts, beer tent, demonstrations and more. Visit cospdiversityforum.org for more.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute is seeking volunteers for back-country trail work and environmental restoration. Aug. 19-25, Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 13-14. Call 471-7736 or visit rmfi.org for more.
Catholic Charities Life Support Center is seeking volunteers to receive and sort donations and help clients check out once they receive baby items. Call 866-6443 for more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2007. Call 964-7826 or visit frontrangewildlife.org to register.
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. Artisans & Kings: Selected Treasures from the Louvre, Oct. 6 to Jan. 6, 2008.
SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074, spanishpeaks.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Look at Colorado, original works by area artists, through Aug. 10.
Summer Concert Events, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Cherish the Ladies, Aug. 11. The Denver Brass, Aug. 17. Asleep at the Wheel, Aug. 18.
Western Music Celebration, Leadville and Twin Lakes, 303/275-5051. $6, kids under 13 free. A "Celebration of High Country Ranching" with the Fiddlin Forresters, Gary McMahan, and Jon Chandler at Hayden Ranch and Twin Lakes Historic District. Sat., Aug. 11, noon and Sun., Aug. 12, 1 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Nature Association Benefit Concert, Stanley Park Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena, Estes Park, 970/586-3262, rmna.org. $15-$20, under 10 free. Featuring the Fiddlin' Foresters, Brad & Kathy Fitch and the TropiCowboy Band. Sat., Aug. 18, 6 p.m.
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. 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. 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.
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, through Aug. 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. 10-12.
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.
7th annual Ramah Days, Ramah Town Park, Commercial Street, Ramah, 719/541-4247. A Mexican Fiesta-themed event featuring a parade, car show, dinner, street dance and more. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Denver Clean Comedy Festival, Historic Festival Playhouse , 5665 Old Wadsworth Road, Arvada, festivalplayhouse.com. Free. A competition featuring 27 Denver comics. Wednesdays, Aug. 15, 22 and 29, 7 p.m.