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click to enlarge Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, - smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 - p.m. Featuring BULA! Fiji Comes to Colorado, Oct. 5-27. - 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen - and Clinton Sanders, Oct. 5 to Nov. 17. Opening - reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.
  • Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring BULA! Fiji Comes to Colorado, Oct. 5-27. 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, Oct. 5 to Nov. 17. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Coins, Crown and Conflict through Nov. 30.

Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting African Soul, painters, sculptors and potters interpret Africa, Oct. 5-29. Artists' receptions with music by Urban Legend, Fri., Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 6, 5-7 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 Mi Familia, works from the family of Armando and Susanne Olivero, through Oct. 31.

Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Presenting mixed media pieces by Bob Brooks, influenced by his service during the Korean War. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Bad Juju through Oct. 28. 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 Frank, Twisted & Bent, sculptures by Melissa Getz, through Oct. 23. Chicano Magic, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, through Nov. 3. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

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, through Oct. 5.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by Trever Kadamus, Oct. 6 to Nov. 1. Ten percent of proceeds donated to a participating non-profit of the buyers' choice.

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. Open Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion, selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, through Oct. 28.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Intriguing Web, showcasing works of Pikes Peak Weavers' Guild members, Oct. 5 to Nov. 12. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m. Live music, Sat., Oct. 6, 1-3 p.m. Juanita Canzoneri mosaic demonstration, Sun., Oct. 7, 3-5 p.m.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899, cottonwoodartistsschool.com. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 2007 Pikes Peak Pastel Society Show. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cucuru Gallery Caf, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, cucuru.santario.com. Featuring Open Space, a show dealing with the concept of space, through Oct. 31.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Couleurs, plein air landscapes, gardens and architecture featuring Bill Duryea, through 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 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 Tues.-Wed. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Faces in the Crowd, portraiture from the permanent collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Oct. 13 to Jan. 20, 2008. Opening reception, Fri., Oct 12, 5-8 p.m.

Fine Art Gallery at CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring spongexsponge, five artists relating absorption in the body with the way we "sponge up" culture, through Nov. 2. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Frameworks Gallery, Bon Shopping Center, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Open Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featuring Repeat Performance, musical instruments that have been transformed into artworks, through Oct. 5. Fundraising auction for Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Sat., Oct. 6.

Green Horse Gallery, 729 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Mischief in Mud, works by Lynn Loftus.

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, gunterwolffgallery.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Featuring works by over 25 artists. ArtWalk reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Odditorium: Works by John Orr, an exhibition of contemporary art, Oct. 5 to Nov. 30. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Lasko Fine Art, 113 N. Tejon St., 577-4750, laskofineart.com. Featuring Geoff Lasko etchings, engravings, giclees and plein air paintings through Oct. 31.

L.I.W. Cargo Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452, allenfineart.com. Featuring A Little Americana, oil paintings by Frederick R. Hubicki, through Oct. 31. Artist's reception, Sun., Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Featuring artist demonstrations and live music during Manitou ArtWalk weekend. Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 7, noon to 5 p.m.

Novis Gallery, 206-1/2 N. Tejon St., 633-6903. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring original watercolors by Lorraine Danzo, photography by Hal Gimpelson and Russell Lewis, botanicals by Julie Sprinkle and works by Larry Wilkinson. Open house, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 387-7212, opticalreverb.com. Featuring They're Everywhere, wokrs by Louise Cutler, Alberto Leopizzi, Elizabeth Northart and others, through Nov. 25.

OpticalReverb at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., 387-7212, opticalreverb.com. Magnum Opus, a benefit for the COPPeR Foundation, Oct. 25 to Nov. 30. Reception with Theatre D'Art and music by Ben Pratt, Thurs., Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Presenting Once Upon a Playground, photography by Brenda Biondo in the Paragon Ballroom, and photos by Russell Wood, Oct. 13 to Jan. 5. Featuring the works of Teresa Pacheco, Oct. 29 to Dec. 1.

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.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring the acrylic paintings and pen & ink works of Chris McKnight through Nov. 5.

Rubbish, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Featuring Relativity 112, works by Dorian, Cheryl and Paul Wells, through Oct. 6.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The World is Flat: Cultural Celebrations with Flat Stanley, in the Buell Children's Museum, through Nov. 3.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul through Oct. 31.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Sue Coe: Cycles and In Their Own Words: Images and Voices of People Infected and Affected by HIV through Oct. 17. Sky Sculpture for Peace on the rooftop through Dec. 31. BULA! Fiji Comes to Colorado, murals and music from the Fijian people, Oct. 5-27. 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, Oct. 5 to Nov. 17. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

The Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, squashblossom.com. Featuring works by painter Donna Dellacroce and ceramic artist Laura Zindel.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Pikes Peak Watercolor Society annual Signature Members Show and Palette of Light, photography by Sonny Hood, through Oct. 6.

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, through Nov. 17.

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.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8, members and children under 4 free. Featuring Changing Mines in America, photography by Peter Goin, through Dec. 29.

art events
First Friday ArtWalk in Old Colorado City, West Colorado Avenue between 21st and 27th streets, 520-9494, shopoldcoloradocity.com. Free. Meet artists, view demos and enjoy live music and refreshments. Fri., Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m.

Manitou Springs Art Walk Weekend, Downtown Manitou Springs, 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Enjoy art in 14 participating galleries, live music, restaurant specials and demonstrations by area artists. Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., an Sun., Oct. 7, noon to 5 p.m.

Fall Arts & Crafts Boutique, Colorado Springs Christian School in Woodland Park, 1003 Tamarac Pkwy., Woodland Park, 686-0706, cscslions.org. Free. Featuring handmade items, refreshments, kids' activities and more. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Repeat Performance Art Auction, Smokebrush and Bridge Galleries, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 633-6260. $25-$30. Auctioning one-of-a-kind musical instruments decorated as art objects. Proceeds will benefit the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Sat., Oct. 6, 6 p.m.

The Artist's Business Mini-Series, Business of Art Center, 513 & 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 11, thebac.org. Free, reservations encouraged. Presenting " "Make the Goal!" with Kathryn Wallace, Thurs., Oct. 6.

Christmas Crafts Festival, Palmer Lake Town Hall, off Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 597-6367. Free. The Palmer Lake Arts Group presents 40 exhibitors with crafts, gift items, baked good and more. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fare Bella Studio and Gallery Grand Opening, 16 Ruxton Ave,. Manitou Springs, 226-4315. Free. Presenting art demonstrations and artworks by 18 local artists including featured abstract artist Maria Smith. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 6-7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"The History and Culture of Santos," Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-2091. Free. Charlie Carrillo, a recipient of the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, will speak about the traditional art of carving and painting images of saints. Wed., Oct. 10, 7 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 through Oct. 27.

Art:21 Preview, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Free. UCCS and Art21 will preview the fourth season of the only primetime national TV series to focus exclusively on contemporary art and artists. Fri., Oct. 12, Episode 3: Ecology, noon. Episode 4: Paradox, 7 p.m.

Colachi Arts Classes, 1107 Manitou Ave., No. 11, Manitou Springs, 685-1254. Offering oil painting and pencil drawing classes for all levels, and nude model forums. Call for details.

Auditions & Entries
Commonwheel Artists Co-op is seeking handcrafted items for its Holiday Market. Submit 3-5 samples of gift items by Oct. 4, 6 p.m., to Commonwheel, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Call 687-2847 for more.

BuyWell International Coffee Roasting Company is seeking entries in the "Espresso Yourself" art contest. Submit artwork to 4850 Northpark Drive on the theme "The Art of Coffee" in any medium by Fri., Oct. 5, 5 p.m. Call 598-7870 for more.

Think360 is seeking artists and ensembles to apply for the Think360 Artist Directory. These artists will be eligible to teach and perform in Think360 schools throughout Colorado. Applications for performance artists due Oct. 5.; teaching artists, Oct. 19. Call 720/904-8890 or visit think360arts.org for more.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op has openings for a wall artist and a professional jeweler in their shop and gallery. Visit Commonwheel, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, or commonwheel.com for an application. Wall artist due Mon., Oct. 8, 6 p.m. Jeweler due Mon., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

AlleyCat Theatrics will hold auditions for Disney's The Aristocats on Mon., Oct. 15, 4:30-8:30 p.m. at AlleyCat Theatrics Studio, 111 S. 7th St., for youth ages 8-14. Call 209-1484 for an appointment.

Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust is seeking artworks with the theme "house as Home" for its 1st Annual Exhibit & Sale. Entry fee is $25 for three artworks. Due Oct. 17, 5 p.m. at 1212 W. Colorado Ave. Call 447-9300 for more.

Art on South Main Cooperative Gallery is seeking finished works for its 10" art show. Submit pieces no larger than 10" x 10" to 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, on Sun.-Mon., Oct. 28-29, noon to 5 p.m. Entry fee is $5/piece. Call 719/542-6838 for more.

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

Chipita Park Association is seeking applicants for its 6th annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Marcroft Hall, 9105 Chipita Park Road, on Nov. 3-4. Entry is $40 per table. Call 632-5231 for more.

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.

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
Indy Hour at Poor Richard's: Ralph Routon Roundtable, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., 577-4545. Meet Independent Executive Editor Ralph Routon and talk news, arts and entertainment, sports and more. Thurs., Oct. 4, 4:45-6 p.m.

City of Colorado Springs E-Town Hall, City Hall, City Council Chambers, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The city council will discuss the 2008 General Fund budget. Attend in person, watch on SpringsTV (cable channel 18), phone comments to 385-5961, fax to 385-5861, or e-mail etownhall@springsgov.com. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m.

Campaign Kick-Off Party, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Join Bentley B. Rayburn as he kicks off his campaign for the U.S. Congress. Thurs., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls Nite, Sangre de Christo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/549-2737. $10. Choose a handmade bowl and fill it with soup from over 30 Pueblo restaurants at this fundraiser to fight hunger. Fri., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Colorado Springs Health Reform Forum, First Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Weber St., 303/837-8466 ext. 130, colorado.gov/208commission. Share your opinions will members of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Manitou Candidates Forum, BAC's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 577-4545, renee@csindy.com. Free. Co-sponsored by Citizens Project and KRCC-FM. Tues., Oct. 9, 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Veterans for Peace Chapter 129 Meeting, Barkman Branch Library, 1300 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/544-3753. Inviting veterans and non-veterans alike to wage peace by attending a meeting. Tues., Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
Silicon Mountain Mac User Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-8347, smmug.org. Free. Thurs., Oct. 4, novices, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

Blazer Ski Club Start of the Season Party, Valley Hi Golf Course, 610 S. Chelton Road, 577-7755. Learn about the club's upcoming events. Sat., Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m.

Silicon Mountain Mac Special Interest Groups, Voelker Training Room, 5026 N. Academy Blvd., 570-7294, smmug.org. Free. Get answers and tips related to Mac computers. Sat., Oct. 6, Mac Users, 10 a.m. to noon; OS X Group, noon to 2 p.m.

Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Debra Draughon: 459-8523. Monthly meeting and presentation. Tues., Oct. 9, 6:30-9 p.m.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 866/768-2232, ccfa.org. Free. Colorado Springs support group meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

click to enlarge Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer - Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. - Featuring Pikes Peak Watercolor Society annual Signature - Members Show and Palette of Light, photography by - Sonny Hood, through Oct. 6.
  • Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Pikes Peak Watercolor Society annual Signature Members Show and Palette of Light, photography by Sonny Hood, through Oct. 6.

Pikes Peak Neighbors' Meeting and Luncheon, Buca di Beppo Restaurant, 7252 N. Academy Blvd. $18. A program by folklorist Martha Simmons on "Biffies, Loos and Bonnickers" will follow the general meeting. Wed., Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Colorado Springs Young Professional Group, Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 303/777-5482 ext. 109. Free. City Councilwoman Jan Martin will speak about the St. Patrick's Day marchers and free speech zones. Wed., Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m.

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.

SnoJets Ski Club, Howard's Pit BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St., snojets.org. The club offers activities for those over 21 including skiing, bike rides, camping, dancing, rafting and more. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

WINGS, 800/373-8671, wingsfound.org. Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Women's groups on Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group on Thursdays.

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.

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.

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
The Mask of Zorro, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Screening the 1920 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks. Thurs., Oct. 4, 4-6 p.m.

Moonlight Madness, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave., 638-1770. $7. Showing classic horror movies in the historic Evergreen Chapel. Reservations required. Dracula (1931), Fri., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Frankenstein, Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Abstinence Comes to Albuquerque, CC's Worner Campus Center, WES Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, RSVP: katie.groke@pprm.org. Join Planned Parenthood for a film screening and dinner. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604. Free. Featuring Something Like Happiness, a drama/comedy from the Czech Republic with English subtitles. Sat., Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m. Mother of Mine, a drama from Finland and Sweden with English subtitles. Sat., Nov. 17, 7-10 p.m. Madeinusa, a drama from Spain and Peru with English subtitles. Sat., Dec. 15, 7-10 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
First Thursday Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $12-$17. Featuring "Autumn Wines," Thurs., Oct. 4, 5-8 p.m.

Fine Wine, Food & Art Pairing, Bistro de Pinto, 26 E. Kiowa St., 473-3538. Chef Mike Pinto's gourmet cuisine will be paired with original artwork by Marie Baehr and fine wines. Proceeds benefit Cottonwood Artists School. Tues., Oct. 9, 5:30-8 p.m.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net. $40 individual, $75 couple. Featuring "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Oct. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. "Wines from Napa Valley," Oct. 25, 5:30-8 p.m. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Health & Healing
Girls' Night Out: A Spirit of Women Event, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., 365-8899. Free. Memorial Health Systems offers an evening of wine, desserts and shopping combined with information on breast cancer and women's health. Thurs., Oct. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

"Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends," The Tava Center, 716 N. Tejon St., 488-3333. $22/class. Offering a 10-week seminar and support group for those going through a break-up or divorce. Thursdays, Oct. 4 to Dec. 6, 6-9:30 p.m.

Wild Oats Events, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099, wildoats.com. Offering "Healthy Eating and Living," Oct. 5, 6 p.m. "Celiac Sprue Association," Oct. 13, 10 a.m. "Gluten-free Baking," and "Celiac Social," Oct. 13, noon. "Gluten-free Nutrition," Oct. 18, 6 p.m.

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, celebrationstore.com. Presenting "Egyptian Alchemy," Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. "Shamanic Journeying Group," Oct. 5. "Breakthrough Breathwork," Oct. 8. "SRT-Past Life Readings Basic Class," Oct. 12-14. "SRT-Past Life Readings Advanced Class," Oct. 19-21.

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs Seminar, The Acupuncture Clinic, 2020 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1669, nasacupuncture.com. Free. Learn how acupuncture can improve your health. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"How Important is Your Health to You?" Doubletree World Arena Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 459-3729. Free with reservation/ $5 at the door. Learn about Synergy Worldwide health and wellness products. Sat., Oct. 6, noon to 1 p.m.

Flu Shot Clinics, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, 776-5050, $26-$40. Penrose Community Hospital, 3205 N. Academy Blvd., Oct. 6, 20, 22-23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 9. Penrose Hospital, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Oct. 13-14 and Nov. 1 & 10.

Vata Seasonal Detox Retreat, Benet Pines Retreat Center, 15780 Hwy. 83, Michelle: 510-5096, insightjourney.com. Inspired by Ayurveda healing system from India. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 5-7.

"Oneness Deeksha," two venues, $33. Palmer Lake, randaveran@gmail.com, Mon. Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m. Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 488-2493, Fri., Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m.

Low-cost Mammograms, Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder St., 365-5240. $95. Those with no health insurance or a high deductible can schedule a low-cost screening. Call for an appointment through Oct. 31.

VNA Flu Shot Clinics, Visiting Nurses Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., 577-4448, vnacolorado.org. $25-$40. Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Nov. 29, noon to 6 p.m.

"Movement for Survivors: Reawakening the Body after Trauma," The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., 494-7758. $45/class. Offering "The Body Speaks Its Mind: Authentic Expression," Oct. 28. "Healing the Broken Heart: Trust & Intimacy," Dec. 9. Classes, 6-8:30 p.m.

Tarot Readings, Faerie Moone, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0236. $25. Offering readings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, 2-6 p.m.

Benet Hill Center Classes, 2555 N. Chelton Road, 633-0655, benethillmonastery.org. $30-$134. Registering now for scripture classes, centering prayer workshops, and reiki classes that begin this month.

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.

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, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 291-3120, somamovement.org. 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.

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.

"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 ancient Christian faith and its relevance today. Fourth Sunday of every month.

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
"Solutions to America's Energy Crisis," Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Former CIA Director James Woolsey will speak on America's addiction to fossil fuels, the threat it places on the U.S., and what we can do about it. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

"Developing Culturally Diverse Winning Teams," Leon Young Service Center, Pikes Peak Room, 1521 Hancock Expressway, RSVP: eligible@comcast.net. $10-$15. Learn to understand people's differences, the impact of stereotypes and unwritten rules of the environment. Thurs., Oct. 4, 10-11:30 a.m.

"Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region," CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., 636-8923. $8/class. Presenting "Rock Gardens," Thurs., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. "Before I Forget: Garden Evaluation for Busy People," Tues., Oct. 9, 2 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. "Permaculture in the Urban Setting," Tues., Oct. 16, 2 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. "Great Vegetables Start with Good Preparation the Previous Fall," Tues., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

"Zorro: What Goes on Behind the Mask?" CC's Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Sandra Curtis, author of Zorro Unmasked: The Official History, will discuss the many manifestations of the fictional hero. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., ppwfc.org. Presenting "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Oct. 4, 11, 18 or 25. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Oct. 9 or 23. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Oct. 16 or 30.

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

"Energy, Security and the Long War of the 21st Century," The Broadmoor, International Center, 1 Lake Ave., 579-8443, csworldaffairs.org. $30-$35. Presenting a lunch with James Woolsey, of the National Commission on Energy Policy. Fri., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. RSVP by Sept. 28.

"Christian, Muslim, Jewish Dialogue," St. Francis of Assisi Church, 7665 Assisi Heights, 570-7931. Free. Bishop Richard Hanifen, Arshad Yousufi and Rabbi Howard Hirsch will explore common ground and diverse perspectives. Fri., Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m.

"Descent and Return: A Cosmic Vision," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 527-0622. $8-$12. Presenting points of view about existence, and the parallels that link Jungian psychology and Western and Eastern religions. Fri., Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m.

"Welcome Home Warrior Workshop: Coming Home, Going Forward," Ute Pass Cultural Center, 220 W. South Ave., Woodland Park, welcomehomewarrior@comcast.net. Free. Learn to understand and cope with the effects of war. Fri., Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

"Sustaining Wilderness Values," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting research ecologist Peter Landres. Tues., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.

"Anger Control Made Easy," Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Drive, 866/983-1333, bullies2buddies.com. Israel "Izzy" Kalman will offer perspectives on violence, bullying, anger and relationship problems. Tues., Oct. 9, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "Where in the World," a presentation on third-world travel with Earl Fox. Tues., Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.

"Religious Roots & American Foreign Policy," CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 213, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Historian and intellectual Morris Berman will discuss today's most pressing issues including conflict in the Middle East. Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Senior Resource Development Agency Classes, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900. Offering classes in art, computer, dancing, exercise, film, card games and more for seniors. Registering now for October classes.

Feng Shui and Floral Classes, School of Inner Health, 1 Lovers Lane, Manitou Springs, 964-8109. $50/class. Learn the principles of feng shui or floral design. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. or Sundays, 2-5:30 p.m.

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  • Poor Richards Bookstore Events, 320 N. Tejon St., 578 -0012. Nationally known poet Christopher Bakken will read from and discuss his poetry, Tues., Oct. 9, 6 p.m.

"Sensory Processing Disorder: Practical Strategies," The Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 265-6141, asappr.org. $30. Presenting information for parents, teachers and professionals on identifying and addressing sensory-driven behavior in class and at home. Fri., Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to noon.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Oct. 18.

Voices of America Lecture Series, CSU Pueblo, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo, 719/549-2810. Free. Presenting Professor Ronald Takaki, Nov. 13. Presidential commentator Doris Kearns Goodwin, Feb. 19, 2008. Professor James Loewen, May 12, 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
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series: Jeffrey Lent, Colorado College, 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu/news_events. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors. Novelist Jeffrey Lent, CC's Palmer Hall, Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Poet and translator Christopher Bakken, CC's McHugh Commons, Wed., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Salman Rushdie, Sun., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Jessy Randall, CC's McHugh Commons, Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Kate Northrup, CC's McHugh Commons, Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Freestyle, Poetry, Spoken Word: Open Mic Nights, Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-2091. Free. All readers are welcome to read their favorites or present their own works. Fri., Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

"Finding the Storyteller: Uncovering Difficult Poems," CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 213, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 634-2367. Juan J. Morales will lead an interactive workshop on picking the right subject matter, point of view, tone and form for your poetry. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m.

Borders Events, Borders-Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., bordersstores.com. Featuring Sherri Devers signing Stone Queen, Sat., Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Beth Andrews discussing and signing I Miss You! A Military Kid's Book about Deployment, Sat., Oct. 13, 1 p.m.

"luvsaverb" Open Mic Poetry, Village Inn Restaurant, 5790 S. Carefree Circle, 233-1698, luvsaverb.com. Free. Open to all who want to read or listen. Second and fourth Saturdays. Sat., Oct. 6, 9-11 p.m.

Q&A and Booksigning, Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Drive, 634-5311, templeshalom.com. Free. Rabbi Mel Glazer will discuss and sign And God Created Hope: Finding Your Way through Grief with Lessons from Early Biblical Stories. Sun., Oct. 7, 3-5 p.m.

Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012. Nationally-known poet Christopher Bakken will read from and discuss his three collections of poetry, Tues., Oct. 9, 6 p.m.

Ludlow: Fiction, Fact and Verse, CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. $12.50/lecture and luncheon. CC English Professor David Mason will discuss the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 and his new book, Ludlow. Wed., Oct. 10, noon.

Goddess Poetry Night, Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. All are welcome at this open mic event. Mon., Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 ext. 1206, greatbooks.org. Free. Reading books from Great Conversations 2, edited by Daniel Born and Donald Whitfield. Second Thursday of the month, 6:45-9 p.m.

Music
The Mitguards present: Jalan Crossland, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, smokebrush.org. Tickets: 634-2228 or 659-3152. $10-$12. The Mitguards will open playing original, folk-based music followed by Jalan Crossland. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Jim Adam CD Release Party, Faith Covenant Church, 4965 Barnes Road, 244-1601. $7.50. Party with the Jim Adam Blues Band. Fri., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

Three Broadway Divas II, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Recital Hall, 719/545-7967. $25-$30. The Pueblo Symphony season opener will feature Jan Horvath, Debbie Gravitte and Melissa Errico. Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert dinner, $30, 5:15 p.m.

Ladies Sing the Blues, Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-3300, amusiccompanyinc.com. $20-$50. Presenting an evening with Jill Watkins, Juanita Martin, Jessica Rowland and Delores Scott. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

Jalan Crossland in Concert, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, trilakesarts.org. $12-$15. Enjoy the music of this multi-talented vocalist, banjo player, guitarist, songwriter and showman. Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Farm & Art Market Concerts, Pine Creek Village Center, Chapel Hills Drive and Briargate Pkwy. Free. Presenting Neil Kovac with Katy Kinard, Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to noon. Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 633-3649. $10-$15. Presenting the Orchestra's Season Premier with works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Bizet. Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., on Sat., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.; and First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., on Sun., Oct. 7, 3 p.m.

Brahms & Schumann Festival: Music Salon Series, Abe Minzer: 439-4630. $23/evening, $120/series. This house concert series features 15 Front Range musicians, food and drink in a casual setting. Sundays, Oct. 7 to Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Organist Jurgen Essl, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting the German concert organist and composer. Reception following performance. Tues., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Papa Susso and the Manding Music and Dance Society, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Featuring a concert of traditional music of the Mandinka people. Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Events, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., csphilharmonic.org. $15-$52. Presenting Beloved Brahms Concerto, Oct. 20-21. Symphonie Fantastique, Nov. 17-18. Smetana: The Moldau, Jan. 12-13. Thrilling Tchaikovsky, Feb. 9-10. Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, March 15-16. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, April 12-13.

Friends House Concerts, 329-1644, house-concerts.org. Presenting 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. Chris Smither, Fri., April 11, 7 p.m., $25.

World Arena Concerts, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. James Taylor, Fri., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Blue Man Group, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Evanescence, Sun., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Trans Siberian Orchestra, Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Concerts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.

Performances
A Children's Rainforest Odyssey, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 799-4139, imaginationcelebration.org. $10-$25. Colorado Springs Dance Theatre and David Taylor Dance Theatre present a multimedia, contemporary dance production. Fri., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

Oh Zorro, Oh, Oh, Oh, Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, themat.org. $8. Enjoy children's theater with live music, puppetry, comedy and melodrama in this adaptation of Zorro. Fri., Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 7, 2 p.m.

Cripple Creek Theatre Events, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. $9-$14. Thin Air Theatre Company presents Dr. Jekyll's Medicine Show, Oct. 5-31. Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m. and Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m.

Think About It: Addressing the HIV/AIDS Crisis in America, Outdoor Theater, 1663 Cragin Road, 213-3115. $5 suggested donation. This musical stage production will highlight the lives of four individuals. A healing mural will be created after each performance. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 5-6, 6 p.m.

Shopping and F*cking, UCCS Osborne Studio Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 216-2867, theatredart.org. $5-$10. A dark and dramatic comedy about relationships between youths that ave been boiled down to transactions. Fridays-Sundays, Oct. 5-21, 8 p.m.

Tekcno Powwow, CC's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Combining traditional American Indian drumming and dancing with techno music, video projection and hip-hop culture. Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Masterpiece: You Are the Work of Art, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522, fumc-cs.org. Free. Linda and Bob Boylan will reach out to women with their theatrical ministry featuring word, song, and a screen show. Sat., Oct. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Bill Cosby, Sun., Oct. 7, 2 & 5 p.m. Curtis Adams: Magic that Rocks, Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Rodney Carrington, Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Go Diego Go Live!, Oct. 23-24, 4 & 7 p.m. Evita, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

Tres Vidas, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. The Core Ensemble will perform a chamber music theater work celebrating the lives of painter Frida Kahlo, activist Rufina Amaya and poet Alfonsina Storni. Sun., Oct. 7, 3 p.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Cowboy Billy Martin, through Oct. 7. Sam Griesbaum, Oct. 10-14. Hypnotist Jac Rene, Oct. 16-28.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring Zorro!, through Oct. 14, Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., and Sun., 4 p.m. 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.

Seussical Junior, Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E. Kiowa St., 209-1484. $10-$12. AlleyCat Theatrics and Broadway Youth will bring the works of Dr. Seuss to life. Wed., Oct. 10, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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

Pasi'n Flamenca, Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 520-SHOW, ticketswest.com. $20. Enjoy flamenco rhythms performed by Juan Siddi & Company. Thurs., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

9th annual Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 636-5089, smokebrush.org. $10-$25. Presenting The Laramie Project, The Normal Heart and The Amazing Amazon All-Stars. Oct. 11-27.

Arnold Hall Theater Events, U.S. Air Force Academy, 333-4497, ticketmaster.com. Presenting Coaster, Drifters and Platters, $20-$35, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Cirque Le Masque, $35-$40, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Peter Pan, $15-$42, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Cats, $27-$47, March 7-8, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Blast, $25-$45, April 5, 7:30 p.m. I Love a Piano, $20-$35, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

FAC Theatre Events, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $24-$29. Presenting Brighton Beach Memoirs, Oct. 12-28. A Christmas Carol, Nov. 30 to Dec. 23. Sunday in the Park with George, Jan. 25 to Feb. 17. Fuddy Meers, March 21 to April 6. Beauty and the Beast, May 9 to June 1.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runyontheater.org. Featuring Fiddler on the Roof, $8-$25 (with dinner option), Oct. 12-14, 19-21 and 26-27. Rabbit Hole, $8-$25 (with dinner option), Nov. 9-11 and 17-18.

"Whose Line Is It?" with Felonius Monks Improv Comedy Troupe, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., 360-3786. Free. Presenting a weekly comedy night. Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

dance parties & workshops
Hips 101, Bellydance, Salsa, and Yoga Booty Ballet Classes, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., springssalsa.com, 520-1201. New students $10/one-week. Day and evening classes, Mondays-Saturdays.

Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction followed by dancing the waltz, fox trot, rumba, samba, tango, swing, salsa, disco or cha-cha. Singles welcome, casual dress. Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Instruction, 7 p.m.

Hip Hop Workshop and Jam, Ormao Center for Contemporary Dance, 611 N. Royer St., 471-9759, myspace.com/hiphopcoloradosprings. Join our positive hip hop community and practice Bboying/Bgirling. First Saturday of the month. Workshop, 11 a.m. to noon. Jam, noon to 1 p.m.

"Springs" in the Fall, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 632-4055, socialelegance.net. $20/includes food, drink and dancing. Offering a showcase featuring student performances and social dancing. Sun., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Lessons, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road, 632-4055, socialelegance.net. $7/drop-in. Beginner Dance Classes, Tuesdays through Dec. 22, 7-8 and 8-9 p.m. Intermediate, Wednesdays. Advanced, Thursdays.

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 "Nature Explorers: Crazy Crickets," Oct. 4. "Music Under the Stars," Oct. 5. "Weblos Scout Days," Oct. 6 and 13. "Nature Explorers: Going Batty," Oct. 18. "Zebulon Pike Bicentennial Re-enactment," Oct. 20. "Nocturnal Neighbors Night Hike," Oct. 26. "Teddy Bear Picnic," Oct. 27.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Dogs Outdoors," Oct. 6. "Nature Adventures: Wormology," Oct. 10. "Fall Star Gazing for Beginners," Oct. 12. "Two & Threes Outdoors: Ears and Eyes," Oct. 18. "PJs in the Park Overnight: Camping Adventures," Oct. 19-20. "Nature Adventures: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle," Oct. 24.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Open Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering "No Bake Tree Cookies," Oct. 6. "A Walk in the Forest," Oct. 13. "Upper Columbine Guided Hike," Oct. 14. "Babes in the Woods," Oct. 20. "Stratton Open Space Guided Hike," Oct. 28. "Colorado Evergreens for Kids," Nov. 3 and 17. "National Audubon Society Bird Count," Dec. 15.

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch, begins at Western Warehouse, 5799 Stetson Hills Blvd., 264-0816. Enjoy a 5k or 10k walk. Register between 9 a.m. and noon and walk at your own pace to finish by 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6.

"Politics of the Olympics" UCCS Kraemer Family Library, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3068. Free. Dr. Rob Sackett will discuss the Berlin Olympics and Dr. Aditi Mitra will address gender dynamics of the Olympics. Wed., Oct. 10, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2251, parks.state.co.us/parks/cheyennemountain. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. $5 day pass. Offering interpretive naturalist programs, Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Events
A Time of Remembrance, Village at Skyline, Skyline Room, 2365 Patriot Heights, 265-1100. Free. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care will host a memorial service in remembrance of their patients who have died in the past year. Thurs., Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m.

"Ghost Walk: Storytelling of Pueblo's Past," begins at El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. $6-$7, kids 5 and under free. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 5-6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Music Under the Stars, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. $20, members free. Enjoy live music, appetizers and hot cider by the fire while viewing stars through telescopes hosted by the Astronomical Society. Fri., Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages Fair, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 667-5441, tenthousandvillages.com. Free. Discover fairly traded gifts, jewelry and home dcor items from over 30 countries. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colorado Springs Women's Living Expo, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop, womenslivingexpo.com. $5, military wives free. Featuring diverse exhibits, fashion shows, beauty makeovers, health screenings, cooking demos, gifts and more. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebration Metaphysical Fair, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., celebrationfair.com. $5. Explore a full array of human potential products, holistic therapies and spiritual philosophies. Fri., Oct. 5, 1-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Solar Tour, The Conservation & Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, 685-5089, ases.org. $5/adult. See homes and buildings that use solar energy to generate electricity and heat water as part of the National Solar Tour. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, starts at Western Omelette, 16 S. Walnut St., 277-7107, mountainshadowriders.com. Donation suggested. Mountain Shadow Riders Women on Wheels will host this motorcycle event to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Plaza Parking Lot, 25th Street and Colorado Avenue, 577-4112, shopcoloradocity.com. Free. Featuring pumpkin carving and decorating, pumpkin-themed bake sale, jack-o-lantern walk, and judging of the giants at 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6, noon to 8 p.m.

Monument Potato Festival, Historic Downtown Monument, monumentmerchants.com. Enjoy a potato pancake breakfast, potato putt golf, potato cook-off, spuds in duds contest and more. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Senior Mystery Trip, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900. $35/transportation, food and entertainment. The Senior Resource Development Agency will host a trip to an unknown destination. Be prepared for warm or cool weather. Sat., Oct. 6, 3:30-8 p.m.

"Walk on the Wild Side," Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, cmzoo.org. $15. The American Diabetes Association will host a breakfast and 2.5-mile zoo walk to raise funds to improve the lives of those with diabetes. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 a.m.

"Scrapping for Soldiers," VFW Post 4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 291-9683, scrappingforsoldiers.com. $30. This scrap booking event includes work space, lunch, dinner, goodie bags, door prizes, vendors on site and a silent auction. Proceeds will buy phone cards for soldiers. Sat., Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

click to enlarge 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 Bad Juju.
  • 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 Bad Juju.

High Country Toy Run, Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum, 5865 N. Nevada Ave., 487-8005. $5 dinner. Welcoming all motorcycles to join this parade benefiting Toys for Tots. Sun., Oct. 7, 11 a.m.

10th Anniversary Dinner and Interfaith Dialogue, Doubletree Hotel World Arena, 1775 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 570-6007. $65. The Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue will present "Ten Years into the Journey," a panel of leaders in interfaith dialogue. Mon., Oct. 8, 6 p.m.

Five-minute Dating for Seniors, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 385-5933. Meet someone new each five-minutes and anonymously write down those you'd like to get to know better. Bring friends and enjoy refreshments. Wed., Oct. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

2007 Colorado Springs Autism Resource Symposium, The Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Kim: 265-6141, asappr.org. Free. Featuring speakers and an expo highlighting area services, organizations and support groups for those within the autism spectrum community. Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

First Nations Day, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3202 Chambers Way. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. $2-$6. Learn about the traditional and modern lives of American Indians through dance, storytelling, food and art. Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Youth & Family
Mind Seizure Haunted House, indoors at the Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave., 527-3787, mindseizure.com. $13. Professional local actors wait to terrify their victims. Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21 and 25-31, 7 p.m.

Manitou Springs Public Library Storytimes, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, manitousprings-co.gov. Enjoy weekly stories, fingerplays and songs for children birth through 5 years. Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. "Apple Time," Oct. 4. "Teddy Bears' Picnic," Oct. 11. "Fall Leaves," Oct. 18. "Not So Scary Halloween," Oct. 25.

Haunted Mines, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0800, hauntedmines.org. $13.50-$20. Ride the "hellevator" into the depths of the mines and experience 26 acres of terror. Not recommended for children under 12. Open Oct. 5-31, 7 p.m.

Harvest Festival, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3202 Chambers Way. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. Free. Offering pony and wagon rides, old-time music, pumpkin patch, folk art, food, tours and more. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fire Station Open House, Manitou Springs Fire Department, 620 Manitou Ave. Free. Kids and their families are invited to enjoy station tours, equipment demos, a smoke house, balloon slide and lunch. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Scarecrow Farm, Palmer Park, 3650 Maizeland Road, 683-4348. Donations accepted. Make your own scarecrow and support the El Paso County 4-H D.C. Delegates. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The Zorro Experience," Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Activities include fencing, mask making and dancing with swords. West Center for Intergenerational Learning, Tues., Oct. 8. Briargate Branch and Cheyenne Mountain Branch, Sat., Oct. 20. Penrose Library, Sun., Oct. 21.

Out-of-State College Night, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop, 328-5006, d11.org. School District 11 will host over 100 colleges and invites students, parents and counselors from all Southern Colorado schools to attend. Mon., Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m.

"Mothersong," Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-0520. $5-$10. Offering a multi-cultural sing-along for families with children 0-3 years old. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Family Fun Nights, Manitou Springs Public Library, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, manitousprings-co.gov. Presenting local performers, stories, arts & crafts and snacks. First Thursday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m. "Fall Harvest Festival," Oct. 4.

Volunteer Opportunities
Operation Christmas Child is seeking donations for its Christmas gift project that reaches kids in over 100 countries. See samaritanspurse.org for instructions on packing a shoe-box gift. Collection week is Nov. 12-19. Call 260-9356 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.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers to become a child's "voice in court" and help an abused or neglected child. No legal background needed. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit casappr.org for more.

The American Cancer Society is seeking cancer survivors and volunteers with caring hearts to visit with newly diagnosed cancer patients. Training provided. Call 635-5101 opt. 3 for an application or information.

Operation Care Package is seeking support in fulfilling its mission of sending weekly letters of support and care packages to soldiers who are serving overseas. See operationcarepackage.org for more.

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.

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 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.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000, denverartmuseum.org. Featuring Artisans & Kings: Selected Treasures from the Louvre, Oct. 6 to Jan. 6, 2008.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922, foothillsartcenter.org. Featuring Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, through Nov. 4.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. Featuring Una Casa Para el Muerto (A Home for the Dead) art celebrating Day of the Dead, through Nov. 2.

Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401, museo.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free to members, $4 guests. Featuring Muiz: Remastered, photographs from the West Collection, Oct. 4 to Jan. 20.

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. Presenting Fall Celebration, works by featured artist Coni Grant and 18 regional artists, through Oct. 12.

art events
Zonta International Artful Women Exhibit, The Abbey Monastery Library, 2951 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City, 719/275-7581. $5. Exhibition with cash awards of $1500. Runs through Oct. 7.

Lyons Sculpture Trail, begin at Oskars Blues, Stone Cup Caf or Barking Dog Cafe, Lyons, 303/823-6828, sculpturetrail.com. A 60-90 minute walk through 36 Jack-and-the-Beanstalk themed sculptures, through Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

literary
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting Stephen Trimble, Oct. 4. Cai Emmons, Karen Kelly, Kirk Johnson and Ray Troll, Oct. 5. Robert Adler, Oct. 6. John Stewart and David Barsamian, Oct. 8. Naomi Wolf and Jake Page, Oct. 9. Ann Packer, Oct. 10 Robert Greer and Jerry Ruhl, Oct. 11.

University of Denver Writers Series, Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Illif Ave., Denver, ticketmaster.com. $38-$49. Presenting Claire Messud, Tues., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. Erik Larson, Tues., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Anna Quindlen, Tues., March 18, 7:30 p.m.

music
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Jeffrey Siegel: Festive French Fare, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Perry Weissman 3, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Molly O'Brien and Rich Moore, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Plaid Tidings, featuring the Forever Plaid quartet. Nov. 13 to Dec. 23.

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, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Hosting leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Colorado Residents' Free Day, Oct. 22.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 303/973-3705, botanicgardens.org. $5-$8. Colorado Residents' Free Day, Fri., Oct. 5. Get lost in an 8.5-acre corn maze. Fridays, 4-9 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 8 p.m., through Oct. 28. Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 13-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 6.

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

performances
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Moonlight and Magnolias, through Oct. 7. Children's Theater: Miss Nelson is Missing! through Nov. 2. Defiance, through Nov. 4. La Cage aux Folles, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. 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 The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), $15-$20, through Oct. 27. The Denver Improv Festival, $10-$20, Oct. 11-13.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, denvercenter.org. $30. Presenting Monty Python's Spamalot, through Oct. 7.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, buntport.com. Presenting Vote for Uncle Marty, a satirical look at life, through Oct. 13.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, comedyworks.com. Presenting Harland Williams, Oct. 12-13. Kevin Nealon, Oct. 19-20. Bill Bellamy, Oct. 25-27. Charlie Murphy, Nov. 16-18.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. Presenting Hello Dolly, $12-$22, through Oct. 7. Presenting India Jazz Suites, $26, Wed.-Thurs., Oct. 10-11, 7:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beat, Feb. 8-24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.

special events
Lakewood Cider Days, Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303/987-7850, lakewood,org. $3-$6. Fresh apple cider, apple bake-off, traditional craft demos, shopping, entertainment and kids' activities. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 7, noon to 4 p.m.

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