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click to enlarge 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 through Sept. - 15. The Intimate Intemann: One Womans Affair with a - Local Hiking Trail through Sept. 25. Once Upon a - Playground and Jewels of Asia through Oct. 2.
  • 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 through Sept. 15. The Intimate Intemann: One Womans Affair with a Local Hiking Trail through Sept. 25. Once Upon a Playground and Jewels of Asia through Oct. 2.

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 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 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 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, through 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. Frank, Twisted & Bent, sculptures by Melissa Getz, Sept. 26 to Oct. 23. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 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, Sept. 1 to Oct. 5. Artist's reception, Wed., Sept. 12, 4:30-7 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 Arts 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.

The Commons Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., anirose3@msn.com. Featuring On Being a Woman, a multi-media show in clay, stone, paper and paint, 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, through Oct. 1.

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. Couleurs, plein air landscapes, gardens and architecture featuring Bill Duryea, Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Continuing work by Melissa Mohon Papineau.

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 the Mountain Artists Group, Sept. 6-27. Artists' reception, Fri., Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limited Edition Bronze Sculptures, by Merry Karraker, Oct. 4-25. Artist's reception, Fri., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joy of Nature, oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, Nov. 5-23. Artist's reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Presenting Rocky Mountain High through Sept. 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.

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. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring works by Sparky LeBold, Herman Raymond, Desmond O'Hagan, Thomas J. Owen and more.

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. East Library featuring art inspired by All Pikes Peak Reads selection, Zorro. Monument Branch featuring photography by David Futey, through September.

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, through Sept. 8.

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. Sue Coe: Cycles, works addressing social, political and economic injustice, Sept. 7 to Oct. 17. In Their Own Words: Images and Voices of People Infeced and Affected by HIV, photos by Barry Brown, Sept. 7 to Oct. 17. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m.

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. Pre-show appetizer, $1-$4, Thurs., Aug. 30, 7 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 Pre-Show Appetizer, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420, Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. $1-$4. Gallery director Christopher Lynn will introduce the artists and themes of Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West before the exhibit begins in September. Thurs., Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Commonwheel Arts & Crafts Festival, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 198 Old Trail Road, Manitou Springs, commonwheel.com. Free. Featuring a juried art show and sale, kid's activities, live music and food court. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

22nd annual Exhibition of Quilts and Fine Woodworking, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring dozens of one-of-a-kind quilts and original creations in wood, Sept. 1 to Oct. 27. Opening reception and preview, Fri., Sept. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak Region Inaugural Meeting, East Library, 550 N. Union Blvd. Pat Beck of SCORE will discuss setting up a business as an artist. Sat., Sept. 8, 10 a.m.

"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
Arte Cultural Latino, Inc. is seeking parents and sixth- through eighth-grade students interested in joining a choral group that will learn and perform Spanish songs. Call Roger at 630-8246 for more.

Pueblo Symphony will hold auditions for second oboe, third flute, and all strings on Thurs., Sept. 6 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Call Stevey Whited at 719/545-7967 for an appointment.

New Horizons Band will hold an Introductory Coffee on Thurs., Aug. 30, 7 p.m., and an informational meeting on Thurs., Sept. 6, 9-11 a.m. at the beige mansion on First Lutheran Church campus, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Adults 40 and over who have played or want to play an instrument are invited. Call at 598-2373 for more.

Royal Caribbean International will hold auditions for singers and dancers ages 18-40 at DAZA Arts/Colorado Jazz Dance Company, 1220 Valley St., Suite A, on Sat., Sept. 8. Dancers sign in at 9:15 a.m. Singers sign in at 1:15 p.m. Call 278-8499 or visit royalcaribbeanproductions.com 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.

Young Concert Artists is holding auditions for its upcoming season on Sept. 10 starting at 4 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs. Pkwy. Call 473-8152 for an appointment or visit yca-cs.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.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is accepting entries for a juried still life and clay exhibition to run in October and November. Entry fee is $25-$35. Entries are due Sept. 25. Call 481-0475 or visit trilakesarts.org for more.

Pikes Peak Writers Contest is seeking entries in eight categories from unpublished fiction writers. A maximum of 400 entries will be accepted Sept. 1 through Nov. 1. Entry fees and critiques are $30-$80. Call 531-5723 or visit ppwc.net/contest.html for more.

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 for more.

Art As Community promotes local artists who are willing to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of their art to a non-profit of the buyer's choice. Local artists and non-profits that are interested in participating are encouraged to call 540-3592.

Civic Opportunities
Bonfils Blood Drive, Bonfils Mobile Bus at Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., 800/365-0006, bonfils.org. Donate blood to help area residents. Sat., Sept. 1, noon to 4 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
NAMI Colorado Springs, NAMI Office, 510 E. Willamette Ave., Suite 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.

click to enlarge Coburn Gallery, CCs 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, Sept. 1 to Oct. 5.
  • Coburn Gallery, CCs 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, Sept. 1 to Oct. 5.

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 drnotyet2008@aol.com for more.

Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6229. Free. Featuring worship music, testimonies and activities including volleyball, movies, book clubs, cards, board games and more for singles 30 and over. Meets Fridays, 7-10:30 p.m.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older through AARP. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, Memorial Administrative Center, Classroom B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 636-5101 opt. 3. Free. Open to all prostate cancer survivors regardless of treatment location, and their spouses or partners. Meets the first Monday of the month.

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, 104 E. Platte Ave., Richard Buchanan; 685-1984. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays, arrive between 6:30-8 p.m. to get into the building.

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 Fighting Tigers, Aug. 31.

Balloons and a Movie, Memorial Park, west side of park near Hancock Avenue. Free. Watch the Raiders of the Lost Ark on a giant inflatable screen as part of the Balloon Glow celebration. Bring blankets or chairs. Sat., Sept. 1, 9 p.m.

Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing Freedom Writers, Thurs., Sept. 13, noon, at Ruth Holley Branch. Letters from Iwo Jima, Tues., Sept. 11, noon' at Penrose Branch. Dreamgirls, Wed., Sept. 26, noon, at East Library.

Anime Nation, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420, Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Screening the seminal film Akira (1992) by Katsuhiro Otomo. Thurs., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jackpot Bingo, 2417 N. Union Blvd. $5. Screening the 1975 cult movie with full audience participation. Costumes encouraged. Doors open at 10 p.m. every Saturday; Show starts at midnight.

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Imported Wine Tasting," Thurs., Aug. 30. "Colorado Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept. 1. "South African, New Zealand and Australian Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept. 8. "End of Summer Beer Tasting," Thurs., Sept. 13. "California Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept. 15. "Spanish Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept 22. "Wines of the World" Tasting, Thurs., Sept. 27. "German Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept. 29. Pre-registration is required.

Wild Oats Events, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099, wildoats.com. Offering "Gluten-Free Store Tour," Sept. 4, 1-2 p.m. "Gluten-Free Baking Class," Sept. 8, 1-2 p.m. "Shop Organic on a Shoestring," Sept. 11, 5:30-6 p.m. "Diabetic-Friendly Store Tour," Sept. 21, 5-6 p.m.

First Thursday Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $12-$17. Featuring "Wines of South Africa," Thurs., Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086 ext. 1. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, "Grenache," Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. "Rhone," Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. "Wine & Cheese," Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net, $40 individual, $75 couple. Featuring "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Sun., Sept. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. "Intro to French Wine," Thurs., Sept. 27, 5:30-8 p.m.

Health & Healing
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 Aug. 31.

Wild Oats Events, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099, wildoats.com. Offering Chair Massages," Sept. 1, noon to 2 p.m. "Intro to Aromatherapy," Sept. 1, 3-4 p.m. "Intro to Acupuncture," Sept. 15, 3-4 p.m. "What's Your Eco-Impact?" Sept. 29, 3-4 p.m.

"Spiritual Wisdom on Relationships," East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 266-6024, eck-colorado.org. Free. Offering a presentation and discussion. Tues., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Health Screenings, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 800/697-9721, lifelinescreening.com. $129/four screening package. Offering screenings for peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis. Call for appointment. Tues., Sept. 4, 9 a.m.

"Rebuilding: When your Relationship Ends," The Tava Center, 716 N. Tejon St., 488-3333, sharontheshrink.com. $22 per class. Offering a seminar and support group for those going through a divorce or break-up. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Nov. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

"Intro to Zen Practice," The Woman's Club, 20 Mesa Road, 594-0724, smszen.org. $20. A day of instruction in meditation, koan practice and other methods of inquiry. Sat., Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Colorado Springs Office, 510 E. Willamette Ave., Suite A, 473-8477, namicoloradosprings.org. Free. Offering "Family-to-Family Course" and "Colorado Visions Course," for families of adults and children with mental illness. Classes begin Mon., Sept. 10. RSVP by Tues., Sept. 4.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, memorialhealthsystem.com. Registering now for September classes from baby basics to yoga, smoking cessation and more.

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.

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
"Decisive Moments," Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 596-5894. Rev. Lloyd Barrett will speak on accessing wisdom, clarity and harmony in making decisions. Sun., Sept. 2, 9:30-11 a.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.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "Living with Lions and Bears," a presentation by the Division of Wildlife. Tues., Sat., 4, 6:30-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., ppwfc.org. Presenting "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Sept. 4 or 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Sept. 6, 13, 20 or 27, 9 a.m. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Sept. 11 or 25, 2 p.m.

"Genealogy on the Internet," Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain, 531-6333, ppld.org. Some computer experience recommended. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

"The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," Colorado Hall, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., 579-8443, csworldaffairs.org. $30-$35. Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will present a talk with Pulitzer Prize-wining author Lawrence Wright. Thurs., Sept. 6, 11:30 a.m. RSVP by Aug. 31.

"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. Sat., Sept. 8, 1-3 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 15, noon to 2 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. "Basics of Bookkeeping," Sept. 20. "Power of Email Marketing," Sept. 26. "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Oct. 18.

"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.

click to enlarge 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 - through Sept. 15.
  • 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 through Sept. 15.

Red Rock Canyon Open Space Forum, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5636. Free. Presenting a series of educational sessions about the canyon. "Methods for Sharing Interpretive Information," Sept. 13.

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

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

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations, 520-2384, d11.org/communityed. Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, 531-6333, ppld.org. Offering book clubs, story times and programs on writing, business, languages, computers, parenting, crafts, film, history, animals, theater and more for children, teens, adults and seniors.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., 385-7920. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps.

Literary Events
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.

Borders Events, Southgate Store, 2120 Southgate Road, 632-6611, bordersstores.com. Featuring Beth Andrews reading and signing I Miss You! A Military Kid's Book about Deployment plus kids' crafts party at Southgate Store. Sat., Sept. 1, 1 p.m.

Great Books Discussions, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333, greatbooks.org. Discussing "Planning and Democracy" (from The Road to Serfdom) by Freidrich Hayek and Distributive Justice (from Collected Papers) by John Rawls. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:45-9 p.m.

Music

acoustic

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 with Kate Wolf, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15. Patty Larkin, Sun., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., $20. Catie Curtis, Sun., March 16, 7 p.m., $20.

outdoor concerts

Concerts in the Gardens, Hillside Garden Center, 1006 S. Institute St., 520-9463, hillsidegardens.com. Free. Live bands every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Mistura Bela 3, Sept. 5. Jim Adams & Bill Snyder, Sept. 12.

other music

Brother Malcolm, Wooglin's Deli, 823 N. Tejon St., 578-9443, musicdownload.com/brothermalcolm. The blues artist and CC alumni will perform traditional and avant garde blues renditions. Fri., Aug. 31, 6-9 p.m.

Ruthie Foster Live, Thirsty Parrot, 32 S. Tejon St., 884-1094, amusiccompanyinc.com. $13-$30. Hear the blues, gospel, acoustic and electrified folk of the Blue Corn Music recording artist. Thurs., Sept. 6, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting 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.

Performances
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Black Box Theater at The Classical Academy, 975 Stout Road, 231-0441, myspace.com/jakestheatre. $5-$10. The new JAKES Theatre company will present the Peanuts classic. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 1, 2 p.m.

Manitou Springs Street Performers, Manitou Springs, 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Free. Mizmar Madness Belly Dancers at Shoshone Spring, Aug. 31, 5-8 p.m. Wayne clowning outside The Poppy Seed, Rolo and Cheyenne Spring, Sept. 1, 1-4 p.m. The Storys outside The Loop, Sept. 3, 1-4 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. 1-18. The Santaland Diaries, Dec. 6-23. Blithe Spirit, Jan. 31 to Feb. 17. Dal Al-Harb, March 13 to April 6. 9 Parts of Desire, March 20 to April 5. Playboy of the Western World, April 24 to May 3.

Stick Horses in Pants, Little Theater, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., 650-7343, thestickhorses.com. Free. Presenting a family-friendly night of improv comedy and audience participation. Sat., Sept. 1, 8-9 p.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Tracy Smith, through Sept. 2. John Fox, Sept. 5-9. Jesse Pangelinan, Sept. 12-13 and 16. Steve "Mudflap" McGraw, Sept. 14-15.

Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Pikes Peak Center, CC's Armstrong Hall and various venues in Manitou Springs and Woodland Park, 475-1737, cfwt.org. Presenting Beautiful Girls, a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Truth in Translation and Daniel Beaty singing The Broadway Songs I Love. Sept. 20-30.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. Larry the Cable Guy, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

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

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, internationaldanceclub.org. Dance to live music ranging from big band and country to polka and Latin, $7-$9, every Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances, $8-$10, every third Friday, 8-11 p.m.

Dance Colorado Events, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.com. $5-$52. Social Dance Starter Class, Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m. Ballroom and Tango Party, Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Argentine Tango Group Class, Sept. 1-29, 11:30 a.m. Country Waltz Class, Sept. 3-24, 7 p.m. Ballroom Bootcamp, Sept. 4-25, 7 p.m. Beginners Only Dance Party, Sept. 4, 7:45 p.m. Swing Group Class, Sept. 5-26, 7 p.m. Nightclub Dance Series, Sept. 6-27, 7 p.m. Salsa Group Classes, Sept. 7-28, 7 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.

Recreation
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Offering "Honey Harvest," Sept. 1. "Bear Creek Nature Explorers: Colorado Wild Cats," Sept. 6. "Night Time Navigation," Sept. 7. "John Stansfield: Fantastic Folklore," Sept. 8. "Little Wonders: A is for Acorn," Sept. 11.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Snakes Alive," Sept. 1. "Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Spiders," Sept. 12. "Book Talk and signing with The Cottonwood Tree: An American Champion," Sept. 15. "Twos and Threes Outdoors: Signs of Fall," Sept. 16.

American Discovery Trail Marathon, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, adtmarathon.com. Featuring a marathon, half marathon and 5K along the Pikes Peak Greenway and Santa Fe Trail. Mon., Sept. 3, 6:30 a.m.

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 Cañon 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.

Special Events
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.

Rocky Mountain Concours d'Elegance, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., 314-1400, rmconcours.com. $25-$40. Featuring a tour of historic autos and motorcycles through Garden of the Gods, a gala dinner, live auction and auto viewing at Pioneers Museum. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 1-2.

Colorado Balloon Classic, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 471-4833, balloonclassic.com. Free. Mass ascensions of hot air balloons are planned for each morning with a Balloon Glow on Saturday and Sunday evenings along with concessions and entertainment. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3.

Pikes Peak Volkswagen Club Vintage Car Show, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 330-0767, ppvwc.net. View classic cars as part of the Balloon Classic festivities. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3.

Vintage Baseball Game, Rock Ledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way, 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. $2-$6, kids under 6 free. Camp Creek Cloud Busters vs. Colorado Territorial All-Stars playing in vintage costumes using old-time rules. Mon., Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Youth & Family
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.

East Teen Center Grand Opening, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 532-6333, ppld.org. Check out the media center for movies, video games and music; a college and career center; computer center; study rooms, and snack caf. Sat., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tarantulas and Other Creepy Crawlies, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Meet spiders, millipedes, giant cockroaches and a scorpion. Sun., Sept. 9, 2 p.m. at East Library. Tues., Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. at West Center for Intergenerational Learning. Sat., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. at Briargate Branch, and 1:30 p.m. at Rockrimmon Branch. Sun., Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m. at Penrose Library.

Free Tutoring in Reading, Children's Literacy Center, Pamela Polke: 471-8672, peakreader.org. Children meet twice a week for 12 weeks with trained volunteer tutors. Call to find out if your child is eligible. Runs Sept. 10 through Dec. 14.

Colorado Virtual Academy Info Session, YMCA Garden Ranch, 2380 Montebello Drive West. Parent information session on the online school. Tues., Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities
ERDT/SHARE is seeking host families for high school foreign exchange students ages 16-18. Also seeking adult "Ambassadors" to assist with placing students. Ambassadors receive a stipend. Call local coordinator Elsa Myers at 303/400-5227 or visit erdtshare.org for more.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute is seeking volunteers for back-country trail work and environmental restoration. 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.

click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program needs 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 volunteer@money.org for more.

The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit tsacs.org for more information.

Care & Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit careandshare.org for more.

Pikes Peak Family Connections needs volunteers for its Nurturing Parenting Program and KPC Kids' Place respite nursery. Internships and work-study positions also are available. Call Jennifer at 442-6336 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 volunteer@csfineartscenter.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

art galleries

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.

Central City Gallery, Washington Hall, 117 Eureka St., Central City, 303/582-5952, gilpinarts.org. Open Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Gilpin County Arts Association Members Exhibit and Sale, Aug. 31 to Sept. 29. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 31, 3-6 p.m.

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.

Museo de Las Americas, 861 Santa 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.

art events

"en Plein Air" Art Show and Sale, Elks Hall, 367 N. Third St., Victor, 719/593-1919, victorarts.org. Artists from across the country gather to capture the town and its mountain scenery then sell their works. Entertainment, food and more. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3.

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-and-the-Beanstalk themed sculptures. Runs through Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

film

Toofy Film Fest, Boulder Theater (and other venues), 2032 14th St., Boulder, toofy.com. Showcasing independent movies, music, fine art and fashion. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 6-9.

literary

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.

Author Lawrence Wright, Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, denverpressclub.blogspot.com. $15-$35. A reception and talk with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower. RSVP to spjcolorado@yahoo.,com. Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8:15 p.m.

music

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Plaid Tidings, featuring the Forever Plaid quartet. Nov. 13 to Dec. 23.

recreation & learning

"Global Warming and Climate Change: Have You Been Presented the Full Story?" Buena Vista Community Center, East Main St., Buena Vista, collegiatepeaksforum.org. Free. Presenting Roger Pielke Sr., Ph.D. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

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, 720/865-3500, 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 Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 303/973-3705, botanicgardens.org. $5-$8. Get lost in an 8.5-acre corn maze. Fridays, 4-9 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 to Oct. 28.

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. "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. Offering "Mason Gulch after Two Years," Thurs., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. "Nature for Toddlers," Fri., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. "Mason Gulch Burn Site Hike," Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. "Autumn Equinox Drum Circle," Sun., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. "Autumn Equinox Harvest Moon Hike," Mon., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Presenting Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dog through Oct. 7. My Home Planet Earth through Oct. 21. Paws & Reflect: Art of Canines through Oct. 14. Showing the film Wolves through August.

performances

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Moonlight and Magnolias, Sept. 7 to Oct. 7. La Cage aux Folles, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Defiance, Oct. 2 to Nov. 4. Of Mice and Men, Jan. 29 to March 9. Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue, March 6-23. House of Blue Leaves, April 8 to May 11. 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 Bryan Kellen, Aug. 30. Kevin Fitzgerald, Sept. 5 and 12. Phil Paulisoul, Sept. 6 and 16. 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 New Rocky Mountain Voices One-Act Plays. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 7-9, 7:30 p.m.

special events

*Eastern Plains American Indian Pow Wow, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Hugo, 719/347-3038, powwows.com. American Indian leaders will gather to raise cultural awareness. Dancers, singers, and drummers from all nations and the public are invited to attend, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 1-2. Arvil Bird concert following the pow wow, Sat., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, Meeker, 970/878-0800, meekersheepdog.com. $5-$30. Top international dogs and handlers plus craft fair, free horse shuttle, demos, BBQ and more. No pets please. Wed.-Sun., Sept. 5-9.

Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival, Festival Fairgrounds, Estes Park, 800/903-7837, scotfest.com. $5-$20. Festivities include 50 events, pipe and drum bands, dancers, food and drink, tartan exhibitions, dog competitions, Celtic crafters and parade. Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 6-9.

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