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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 Sept. 29. Nature's Beauty, paintings by Sherry Roger, Sept. 1-15. Opening reception, Sat., Sept. 1, 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. Turning Point, works by Tammi Otis and Jim Valone, through Sept. 15.
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. 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. The Intimate Intemann: One Woman's Affair with a Local Hiking Trail, paintings by Kay Beaubien, Aug. 29 to Sept. 25. Artist's reception, Thurs., Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m. Once Upon a Playground, photographs by Brenda Biondo, and Jewels of Asia, photography by Dianne L. Kittle, through 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.
Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring The Allusive Self, figure paintings and drawings by Laura Ross-Paul, Aug. 25 to Oct. 5. Opening reception, Sat., Aug. 25, 12:30 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, through Nov. 10.
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. Featuring Asian Influence: A Painter, A Potter, A Printmaker, works by Cody Evers, Paul Dahlsten and Ramona Lapsley, Aug. 24 to Oct. 1. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 24, 5-8 p.m.
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.
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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. closed Tuesdays. Presenting Rocky Mountain High, Aug. 25 to Sept. 15. Opening reception with Ken Shanika, Sat., Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m.
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.
Novis Gallery, 206-1/2 N. Tejon St., 633-6903. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Original Watercolors, works by Lorraine Danzo, through October. Open house, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.
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.
Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring works by Sparky LeBold, Herman Raymond, Desmond O'Hagan, Thomas J. Owen and more. Beer Fest Reception, Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m.
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, through August.
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. Featuring Skinny, fashion inspired works by Jorge Gomez, Michael Sanderson and Jessica Lung.
Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Featuring Internal Expression of External Perception, contemporary acrylics by Barbara Roeming, through Sept. 14.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring An Experiment in Space and Sound, works by Timothy Flood, in the Chapel of Art through Sept. 22.
The Squash Blossom Gallery,2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, squashblossom.com. Featuring works by Bunny Oliver, Stephen LeBlanc and Jeffrey Desautels.
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, through Sept. 7.
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 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.
art events "Colored Pencils with Pizzazz," 741 Panorama Drive, 635-8456. $120. Explore drawing with Deb Komitor in this six-week class. Artists of all skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m.
Auditions & Entries
Buckley Vision Center is seeking active duty military soldiers who wish to enter a LASIK procedure giveaway in remembrance of 9/11. Twenty soldiers will be chosen in a random drawing to receive free treatment. Enter at buckleyvision.com by Aug. 24.
Colorado's Classical Youth Ballet will hold open auditions for a master class and its 2007-2008 season at the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs, 4005 Lee Vance View, Suite 100, on Sat., Aug. 25. Call 272-7078 to register.
Pikes Peak Philharmonic is auditioning for several key positions on Tues., Aug. 28 at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Call Brenda at 471-7605 for an appointment.
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.
New Horizons Band will hold an Introductory Coffee on Thurs., Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the beige mansion on First Lutheran Church campus, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Adults 40 and over who have always wanted to play an instrument or who played one in the past are invited. Call Ed Nuccio at 634-2463 for more.
Young Concert Artists is holding auditions for its upcoming season. Call 473-8152 for an appointment. Also, a French Horn Players Competition on Sat., Sept. 8 will award a one-year YCA membership and use of a French horn to the winner. Visit yca-cs.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.
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra and San Diego Ballet will hold auditions for The Nutcracker on Sun., Sept. 9, 1-5:45 p.m. The audition is open to male and female dancers of all skill levels from ages 6-21. Call 884-2110 or visit csphilharmonic.org/nutcracker for more.
Another Life Foundation is seeking local artists to display their works at their first annual Wine Tasting Event on Sept. 9. Booth fee is $150. Call 216-7238 or visit anotherlifefoundation.org for more.
Soli Deo Gloria is seeking new members for its 130-voice, adult, non-auditioned community choir. Registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the first rehearsal at Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Road on Mon., Sept. 10. Rehearsal runs 7-9:30 p.m.
Velvet Hills Chorus, an award-winning women's a cappella chorus, is seeking new members. The chorus will offer free voice lessons and free membership at Velvet Hills Chorus Rehearsal Hall, 3675B Jeannine Drive. Call 630-2525 or visit velvethills.org. Beginning Sept. 10, Mondays, 7-10 p.m.
Ahora Dance Company is seeking dancers to become part of the dance company and perform at community and non-profit events. Auditions by appointment only. Call 440-7877 or visit planetadeevaproductions.com 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.
Fourth annual Walk with Me, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 574-9002, co-so.easterseals.com. $30. Have fun at the zoo while supporting people with disabilities. Sat., Aug. 25, 8-11 a.m.
Partners in Housing Charity Golf Tournament, Country Club of Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 473-8890 ext. 115, partnersinhousing.org. $165. Tournament benefits homeless families with children in Colorado Springs. Mon., Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations
Earth Charter Community Summit Planning Meeting, Starbucks, 6082 Stetson Hills Blvd., 321-9004. Help plan the Earth Summit tentatively scheduled for early November. Fri., Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
Learning Unlimited, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 576-1814. Free. Docents of the Fine Arts Center will present a retrospective on the life of Frida Kahlo. Tues., Aug. 28, 10:30-11 a.m.
Sustainable Living Working Group, Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission Offices, 214 E. Vermijo St., Wed., Aug. 29, 7 p.m. The group will review surveys and craft a fall education program on energy issues. Contact Steve at email@example.com for more.
NAMI Colorado Springs, NAMI Office, 510 E. Willamette Ave. #A, 473-8477, namicoloradosprings.org. Free. A support group for families of persons with mental illness. Meets first and third Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
NSCA Weightlifting Club, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1885 Bob Johnson Drive, 632-6722. Free. Join others who train and compete in the sport of weightlifting. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
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 and accepted. Women's groups meet Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group meets Thursdays.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. McClintock, Aug. 24. The Fighting Tigers, Aug. 31.
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
Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net, $40 individual, $75 couple. Featuring "Italian Wines," Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30-8 p.m.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering 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.
Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086, ext. 1. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, "Chile," Aug. 29.
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
Taize Service, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 635-3549, fcucc.org. A service of readings, song and silence sponsored by First Congregational Church. All spiritual traditions welcome. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7-8 p.m.
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. Offering Oneness Deeksha, Aug. 24. Enneagrams: Know Your Personality, Aug. 25. The Power of Self Hypnosis, Aug. 25. Water and the World: Healing Yourself through Reflexology and Body Balancing, Aug. 27.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Seminar for Men, Howard's Pit Bar-B-Q, 3350 Chestnut St., 634-4298. Free. Presenting health professionals, survivor stores and a Q&A session. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 a.m. RSVP by Aug. 22.
The Power of Self Hypnosis, Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherapy.com. $35. Presented by certified clinical hypnotherapist Emily Lustig. Sat., Aug. 25, 2-5 p.m.
Bodywork University of the Rockies, 3618 Jeannine Drive, 444-0708, joesbodyshop.com. Offering "Reflexology Level I," Sat., Aug. 25, 2-6 p.m. "Meditation Class," "The Energy of Memories," "Developing Your Tactile Skills" and "Dealing with Fear," Sun., Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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. Sun., Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Heaven as a State of Consciousness," CS ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St., 495-1096, eck-colorado.org. Free. A talk and discussion panel. Sun., Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screenings, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 888/833-4463, vdf.org. Free. Presenting a medical presentation and free testing with local experts. Thurs., Aug. 30. Presentation, 9 a.m.; screenings, 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Free Fitness Classes, Spectrum Rehabilitation & Wellness, 810 Arcturus Drive, 444-0381, spectrumwellness.org. All fitness classes (excluding dance, personal training and reformer pilates) are free through August.
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.
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
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. "Biology of Red Rock Canyon," Aug. 23. "Methods for Sharing Interpretive Information," Sept. 13.
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. 23, and 30. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Aug. 28.
Fire Safety for the Disabled Community, Colorado Springs Independence Center, 21 E. Las Animas St., 471-8181. Free, reservations suggested. A Colorado Springs Fire Department expert will focus on fire safety, risks, escape plans and what to do if trapped. Fri., Aug. 24, 1 p.m.
Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "Women's ConferenceA Beautiful Offering," Aug. 24-26.
"The Indian War of 1868: Indian Depredation Claims as a New Source for History," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 363-1225. Dr. Jeff Broome will discuss the legislation that allowed compensation to settlers suffering losses by Indian raids. Sat., Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
"Explore eBay," East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 5316333, ppld.org. Free. Learn how to register, make bids, and buy and sell safely on eBay. Sat., Aug. 25, 9-11 a.m.
"Mothers of Invention," Penrose House Garden Pavilion, 1661 Mesa Ave., 302-2950, learntocreate.com. $15. Professor Michael Larson will teach women how test, develop and market their ideas and inventions. Sat., Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m.
"Radical Islam: What Do We Need To Know?," The Pikes Peak Center, Studio Bee, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 633-4991, visitpillar.org. $30, includes lunch. Representatives from Colorado College, US Northern Command and the US Air Force Academy will speak. Sat., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "Landscapes Through the Lens" with photographer Andy Cook, author of A Guide to Colorado's Best Photography Locations. Tues., Aug. 28, 6:30-8 p.m.
"Carpenter, Prospector, Millionaire: A Visit with Winfield Scott Stratton," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990, cspm.org. Meet and talk with Winfield Scott Stratton portrayed by Richard Marold. Wed., Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8, 1-3 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 15, noon to 2 p.m.
Colorado Geology Class, 687-1229. $68. Offering two-day field trips and a month-long class, Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "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, 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.
The Writing Realm: A Workshop for Kids, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Registration: 531-6333 ext. 1403. Youth 10 to 14 are invited to a workshop with author Connie Martin. Thurs., Aug. 23 and Sat., Aug 25, 2-3 p.m.
Mixed Blend, Boulder St. Coffee, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Free. Presenting a night of poetry, spoken word and "expression of the mind" with Distrakt, DJ Gravity, Garrett, Gift and Cash & DK. Fri., Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
American Icon III, Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 531-5723, ppwc.net. $20. Pikes Peak Writers invites aspiring novelists to read excerpts of their work and receive off-the-cuff comments from a panel of "celebrity" judges. Sat., Aug. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Rock-Solid Writing Conference, Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock,303/660-1865. $50. Presenting Pam Houston, John Shors, other speakers, classes, materials and lunch. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
"luvsaverb" Open Mic Poetry, Village Inn Restaurant, 5790 S. Carefree Circle, 233-1698, luvsaverb.com. Free. Twice-a-month gathering open to all who want to read or listen. Sat., Aug. 25, 9-11 p.m.
Borders Events, 266-1600. Featuring Mark Stevens signing Antler Dust at Southgate Store and Scott Martelle signing Blood Passion at Chapel Hills Mall. Sat., Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960,eckankar.org. Author Debbie Johnson will give a 45-minute workshop and sign her book Soul Travel to Find God's Love. Fri., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Silver Jubilee 25th Annual Mountain Music Festival, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9655, mmf2007/blogspot.com. Free. Presenting acoustic American music performances, music workshops, arts & crafts and food vendors. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 24-26, 10 a.m. to 10 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.
Trumpet and Organ Concert, First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., 632-8836. Free. Presenting Colin Oldberg and Evan Becker performing Tartini, Bach, Hovhaness and others. Sun., Aug. 26, 4 p.m.
Colorado Farm & Art Market Music, Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive, 640-6154, farmandartmarket.com. Presenting the music of Neil Kovac,10-11 a.m., and Katy Kinary, 11 a.m. to noon. Sat., Aug. 25.
Jazz in the Parks, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., 556-3145. Presenting the Air Force Academy Falconaires. Wed., Aug. 29, 6 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. 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. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. Farm & art market, 4-8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting 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. Bill Cosby, Sun., Oct. 7, 2 & 5 p.m. Rodney Carrington, Nov 16, 8 p.m. Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.
Back to School Benefit and Back Patio Jam, Shuga's, 702 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring live acoustic music with Loverleigh and friends, silent auction, movies, special menu, and schoolyard games. A donation of school supplies earns drink specials. Sat., Aug. 25, 3-9 p.m.
A Harvest Concert, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717, asuuc.net. $10-$15 donation. Presenting guitarists and vocalists Jenny Bird and Michael Mandrell. Sat., Aug. 25, wine & hors d' oeuvres at 7 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m.
HAMLETMACHINE, Studio 802, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429, studio802.blogspot.com. $10. Presenting a "post-modern meditation" on Hamlet. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 23-25, 8 p.m.
Pippin, Rempart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive, 234-2086. $5-$7. Presenting the musical with a pop-influenced score by Steven Schwartz. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 24-25, 7 p.m.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Classical Academy, 975 Stout Road., 231-0441, myspace.com/jakestheatre. $5-$8. The new JAKES Theatre company will present the Peanuts classic. Aug. 24 to Sept. 1.
Theatregasm, Osborne Studio Theater, UCCS University Hall, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 216-2867. $5-$10. Theatre 'd Art presents short, experimental plays that range from dramatic to funny to weird. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 24-25, 8-10 p.m.
Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring Antonio's Revenge, through Sept. 1, and Hamlet, through Sept. 2. Zorro!, Sept. 27 to Oct. 14. Doubt: A Parable, Nov. 1-8.
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting 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.
Cripple Creek Theatre Events, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. $9-$14. 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
Social Dance Starter Class, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.com. $12. Learn dances like nightclub two-step and swing. Thurs., Aug. 23 and 30, 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Saturday Night Dance, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195. $7-$9. Dances every week with a live band. Sat., Aug. 24, 7:30-11 p.m.
Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, Cotton-eyed Joe, mixers, country waltz, cowboy cha-cha, easy squares and more. No experience. Singles welcome. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Ballroom Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.com. $8. Enjoy a dance party for all levels of dancers. No partner required. Fri., Aug. 24, 8-10 p.m.
Ballroom Techniques Group Class, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.com. $12. Some experience needed, but no partner required. Wed., Aug. 29, 7-7:45 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.
Red Rock Redpoint Outdoor Climbing Competition, Red Rock Canyon, Highway 24 and South Ridge Road, 481-9099, climbingtherock.com. $25-$30. Competition and prizes for beginner to advanced male and female climbers. Sat., Aug. 25, registration, 9 a.m.; competition, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Magic Monarch Watch," Aug. 25.
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.
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.
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.
Teresi Dyno-Drag, Pikes Peak Harley Davidson, 5867 N. Nevada Ave., 278-2300, pphd.com. $20 entry fee, spectators free. Featuring quarter-mile races, music, food and beer. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 24-26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Party on the Patio, Edelweiss, 34 E. Ramona St., 633-2220, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Sat., Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m.
Fiddles, Vittles and Vino, Rock Ledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way. 578-6777, fiddlesvittlesandvino.com. $10-$40. A bluegrass and culinary festival featuring local and national bands, wine tasting, cooking demos and ice carving. Sat., Aug. 25, noon to 9 p.m.
Masquerade, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave., 578-7771. $5. A tribute to Venetian decadence that will bring together the anonymity and excessiveness of a time long forgotten. Wear a mask for a drink discount. Sat., Aug. 25, 10-11 p.m.
Outside Machinery Days, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8, kids 3 and under free. See a 1928 steam shovel and learn about work in the gold refinery. Fri., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Historic Restoration Celebration, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549, fcucc.org. Open house and ice cream social. Sun., Aug. 26, 3-5 p.m.
Asylum Championship Wrestling, Bigg City Event Center, 310-8180. $10-$12. Presenting "Blood, Sweat and Beers." Includes violence and adult content. Fri., Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m.
Youth & Family
Family Fun Day, Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., 265-6264, casappr.org. Featuring music, screening of Cheaper by the Dozen 2, face painters, balloon artists, CASA playhouse raffle and more. Sat., Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Colorado Virtual Academy Info Session, YMCA Garden Ranch, 2380 Montebello Drive West. Parent information session on the online school. Tues., Aug. 28 and Sept. 11, 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.
Bear Creek Nature Center is seeking volunteers ages 18 and older to assist with school groups, special events, public programs and hikes. Orientation class, Sat., Aug. 25, 1-3:30 p.m. Call Paula at 520-6388 by Aug. 23.
Children's Literacy Center will hold a tutor training at 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100 on Wed., Aug. 29, 5:30-8 p.m. Tutors provide children with one-on-one reading support two hours per week for 12 weeks. Call 471-8672 or visit peakreader.org for more.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute is seeking volunteers for back-country trail work and environmental restoration. Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 13-14. Call 471-7736 or visit rmfi.org 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. Call 573-4166 for more.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Call 495-3908 for more.
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 email@example.com 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. Check csfineartscenter.org for a current list of volunteer opportunities. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lyons Sculpture Trail, begin at Oskars Blues, Stone Cup Caf or Barking Dog Cafe, Lyons, 303/823-6828, sculpturetrail.com. An 60-90 minute walk through 36 Jack-in-the-Beanstalk themed sculptures. Runs through Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Museo de Las Americas, 861 Sante Fe Drive, Denver, museo.org. $3-$5. Featuring Con Confection, a vibrant display of textile work, through Sept. 9.
SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074, spanishpeaks.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Clay Continuum II, pottery works by area artists, through Sept. 7.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers "Writer of the Year" Panel, Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., Denver, rmfw.org. Presenting "Solving the Mysteries of Publishing" with C.J. Box, Jeff Shelby and Carol Berg. Wed., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting Margaret Coel, Sept. 4. Poe Ballantine and Alice Kuipers, Sept. 5. Matt Kailey, Sept. 6. Kris Carr and Diana Gabaldon, Sept. 7.
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. "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. "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 When Animals Improv II, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), Sept. 7 to Oct. 27.
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 Doug Benson, through Aug. 26. Lavell Crawford, Sept. 7-9. Bob Marley, Sept. 13-15. Robert Schimmel, Sept. 27-29. Harland Williams, Oct. 12-13. Kevin Nealon, Oct. 19-20.
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.
Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Theater, Main and Second streets, Westcliffe, 719/783-3004. $5-$10. Presenting Pecos Bill, Slue Foot Sue and the Wang-Dang-Doo, a Western musical. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 24-25, 7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 2 p.m.
Art & Ale Festival, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. $35 individual, $60 per couple. Featuring musical entertainment, bountiful brews and "tantalizing treats." Fri., Aug. 24, 6-10 p.m.
NedFest 2007, Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Park, Barker Reservoir, Nederland, nedfest.com. An outdoor arts and music festival featuring bluegrass, jazz and world-beat music. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 24-26.
Moonlight Dinner Train, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito, cumbrestoltec.org. Enjoy a country-style dinner while viewing the Rocky Mountain scenery under a full moon. Sat., Aug. 25.
Global Market, Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda, Denver, 303/217-5188. Refugees and immigrants from around the world will host a global market of arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and more. Sun., Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boulder Fringe Festival, 15 downtown venues, Boulder, boulderfringe.com. A 12-day multi-arts festival packed with theater, dance, music, film, poetry, fashion and more, through Aug. 27.
Denver Clean Comedy Festival, Historic Festival Playhouse , 5665 Old Wadsworth Road, Arvada, festivalplayhouse.com. Free. A competition featuring 27 Denver comics. Wednesdays, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.