Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Senior Exercise," Sept. 15. "Native American Culture," Oct. 13. "Flooding and the Front Range," Nov. 10. "The Brain-Development/Decline of Cognitive Processes," Dec. 8. "Teaching African American History," Feb. 9. "Why is Most of the Universe Missing?" March 9. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.
"Milton vs. MySpace: The Menace of Screens," CC Slocum Hall Commons, 1st Floor, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Mark Bauerlein argues that computers are one of the reasons kids don't read. Thurs., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Call 389-6066 for more.
"Ripoffs, Scams and Frauds to Avoid," Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $15. Tina Mars from the Better Business Bureau provides hoodwink-prevention strategies. Sat., Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 or visit benethillmonastery.org for more.
"Update on the Middle East," Colorado College Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Professor Robert Lee presents at this fall kickoff meeting of The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region. Sat., Sept. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 633-2376 for more.
"Connecting to Nature: The Interplay of Science, Spirit and Tradition," CC Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. The Catamount Institute presents a symposium and discussion on this topic. Sept. 15, 7:30-9 p.m. Also offering a visit to Catamount Institute's 177-acre campus on Pikes Peak, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910 for more.
"The Currency of Exploration and Empire," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Lane Brunner, PhD, will discuss what money teaches us about a nation and its pursuit of empire. Sat., Sept. 16, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.
Non-Profit Lecture Series, Country Buffet Meeting Room, 7665 N. Academy Blvd. $30 each. "Keeping Volunteers Happy," Sat., Sept. 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m. "Finding & Recruiting Volunteers," Sat., Sept. 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m. "Low-cost Publicity," Sat., Sept. 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 494-4851 for more.
American Sign Language Classes, Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd. $80. Offering ASL in four levels over an eight-week session. Level one begins Mon., Sept. 18. Call 574-9002 or visit co-so.easterseals.com for more.
Educating Children with Disabilities: Accommodations and Modifications, Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 315 E. Costilla Street. Free. PEAK Parent Center and Pikes Peak RPDC present a workshop to help children with disabilities succeed in school. Mon., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. Call 531-9400 for reservations and more.
MS/Lupus Support Group, Woodmen Valley Chapel, Rockrimmon Community Center, 290 E. Woodmen Road, Room 100. FULLPOWER presents adult self-defense including setting boundaries, stopping intimidation, handling verbal attacks and physical confrontations. Tues., Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 388-4900 for more.
"Bird ID and What Seed To Feed," Colorado Division of Wildlife Classroom, 4255 Sinton Road. Free. Aiken Audubon Society presents Steve Vaughan on regional birding hot spots, and Frank Dodge on attracting birds to your backyard. Wed., Sept. 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 548-9863 for more.
Pikes Peak Community College Women's Re-Entry Events, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Featuring "Colorado Women's Cancer Control Initiative," Sept. 20. "What's Your Personality?" Oct. 14. "Women's Resource Agency: Dress for Success," Oct. 24. Call 540-7501 to sign up.
"Achieving High Success in School," Manitou Elementary School, 110 Pawnee Ave. Free. Participants will acquire five points of success, learn to disengage from power struggles and learn teambuilding skills. Thurs., Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. Call 632-3204 to reserve a spot by Sept. 15.
"Learning, Privilege, Oppression and Leadership: Are We Making Any Progress in the 21st Century?" UCCS Kraemer Family Library, Third Floor Apse, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Dr. Eddie Moore will highlight aspects of white privilege and its effects on society. Fri., Sept. 22, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 262-3068 for more.
Adventures in Color Management, a weekend workshop to teach image capture, color management and print making; includes a field trip. Sept. 22-24. Call 260-6637 or visit adventurecamphoto.com for more.
"Jails Are Full! Now What?" Victory Outreach Center, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Donations accepted. A community-wide symposium on the prison crisis in Colorado featuring author and activist Ki Sahn. Tues., Sept. 26, 5:30-9 p.m.
Beauty of Sign Language Signing Workshops, Meeting the Challenge, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 103. $80. Learn basic signing techniques and more. Sept. 26 and Oct. 31, 6 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 19 at 440-0843.
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Family Lectures, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $10-$15. Featuring "Building Support for Today's Families," Oct. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. "Working with Families of Young Children," Oct. 3, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 884-3400 or visit projectbloom.org for more.
"Becoming a Love and Logic Parent," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Learn new parenting techniques during this six-week class. Wednesdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.
Colorado Springs Autism Resource Symposium, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. Free. Highlighting services, organizations and support groups in the Pikes Peak Region that assist the local autism spectrum community. Sat., Oct. 7. Call 265-6141 for more.
Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Earth Science Classes, various locations. $66-$99. "The Fossil Record: An Introduction to Paleontology," Sat., Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "Field Studies in Paleontology: Exploring the Shelf Road from Cripple Creek to Garden Park," Sat., Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "History and Geology of the Cripple Creek Mining District," Sat., Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 520-6364 for more.
"Women in the Church: The Long View," Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road.$15-20. Featuring Sister Christine Schenk on the role of women in the church throughout history. Sat., Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. Call 473-5226 to register.
"Dick Lamm Speaks Out," Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $50. Colorado's former governor speaks on intergenerational equity, sustainability and demography. Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. lecture and 6 p.m. dinner. Call 685-2432 for more.
Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-3899. Offering art classes from glass fusing to beading and more, through October. Visit elementsartgallery.com to view a class schedule.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on immigration issues, film, alternative healing, wine, spiritual growth, travel, and more. Visit visitpillar.org for more.
Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fees vary. Offering classes through a nonprofit with the mission of providing opportunities to study art and culture. For more call 282-2706.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more information.
The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps. Call 385-7920 for more.