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Train Show and Swap Meet, Shops at the Bluffs next to Discount Trains. Hosted by the Pikes Peak "N"Gineers. Includes layouts, vendors and door prizes. Sat., Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Joe at 575-9080 for more.

World AIDS Day, Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. Free. Sponsored by S-CAP, event includes HIV positive national recording artist, Mark Weigle a reading of names and a silent candlelight vigil ceremony. Wed., Dec. 1, 7-9 p.m. Call 578-9092 for more.

Icicles and Mistletoe Benefit, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $20 advance, $25 door. To benefit the Center for the Arts, includes decadent desserts and libations, and silent auction. Thurs., Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Call 481-0475 for tickets.

Reveal the Star in You Makeovers, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, 1720 E. Woodmen Rd. Charlie Lapson, Hollywood designer and fashion consultant conducts makeovers that include jewelry. Thurs., Dec. 2. Call 262-0701 for more.

Craft Show and Silent Auction, Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Rd. Free. Benefits the Doherty H.S. marching and concert bands. Care & Share non-perishable foods collection point. Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m. Call 260-5595 for more.

Schramsberg Winemakers Dinner to benefit Urban Peak, Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd. $80. Seven course meal to benefit Urban Peak which is building a home for homeless teens and teaching them a trade. Mon., Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Call 685-9000 for more.

Christmas/ Winter Celebrations Care & Share Holiday Food Drive, Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd. Bring three non-perishable foods and receive $25 toward a future dining experience. Through Dec. 15. Call 685-9000 for more.

Be a Santa to a Senior, Home Instead Senior Care asks for donations of gifts for seniors, helping at the gift-wrapping party on Dec. 10 or by providing the group with the name of a needy senior. Call Kathryn at 534-0908 for more.

Harvest Home Charity Holiday Home Tour, 15910 Forest Light Dr. $5. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Tour this holiday decorated model home. Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 548-1338 or visit www.theharvesthome.com for more.

Holiday Cabaret, CastAways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-3700. $33 dinner/show, $22 show only. A comedic look at life, love and the sordid truth a about holiday bliss. Runs Nov. 20-Dec. 31, buffet 5:30-7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.

ElectriCritters Holiday Light Extravaganza, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-1452. $2-$4. Features specially designed sculptures, thousands of lights, live animals and displays and holiday music. Runs Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-23, 26-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gates close at 8 p.m.

International Buy Nothing Day, Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo St. Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers for a potluck, watch The End of Suburbia and bring an item you have and don't need for a pre-owned gift swap. Fri., Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Trees of Life for Pikes Peak Hospice and Pallative Care, Pioneer's Museum, 217 S. Tejon St. Free. Outdoor tree lighting celebration to honor loved ones. Buy a light to honor someone special to you. Military and other protectors honored with a red, white and blue tree. Sat., Nov. 27, 4:30 p.m. Call 633-3400 for more.

2004 Holiday Extravaganza Revue, Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $24 dinner and show, $13 show only. Runs Nov. 27-Dec. 29, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation.

Woodland Park Christmas Tree Lighting, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 Midland Ave. Free. Holiday refreshments, entertainment and a visit from Santa. Fri., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. Call Debbie at 687-5284 for more.

Joyrides Santa Town, 5150 Edison Ave., 573-5500. $10 admission. A view into Santa's life with snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, candy and toys galore. Runs Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-24, call for times and info on discounts.

A Victorian Christmas at the Starsmore House, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. A traditional holiday and craft fair, refreshments, holiday music, and decorations. Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 5, 1-5 p.m. Call 578-6146 for more.

A Winter's Fantasy of Fine Arts and Crafts, handmade only. Phil Long Expo Centr, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. Featuring over 100 artists from the Colorado Region. Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call488-3046 for more.

CC's Arts and Crafts Sale, CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Dec. 3, 4-8 p.m.; Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 389-6769 for more.

Advent Renewal Day, Benet Hill Cetner, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. Jane Eisenach explores how the symbols of Thanksgiving can help us celebrate Advent and Christmas. Sat., Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 473-6184 for more.

Falcon Wanderers Christmas Walk, starts at Central Christian Church, 2002 W. Pikes Peak Ave. and travels through Old Colorado City. 5k and 10k courses avail. Sat., Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Karen at 632-9320 for more.

Velvet Hills Chorus Holiday Performance, A Tempest in Toyland, Mitchell High School Auditorium, 1205 Potter Dr. $12/adult, $10/seniors and students. Singing holiday songs in a capella harmony, barbershop and quartets also performing. Sat., Dec. 4, 2 and 7 p.m. Call 632-2783 for more.

Parade of Lights, downtown Colorado Springs from the intersection of Tejon and Boulder Streets turning west onto Vermijo St. and turning north on Cascade Ave. Floats, horses, marching bands, Santa and more. Sat., Dec. 4, 5:50-7 p.m. Call 219-1820 for more.

Lighter Side of Christmas Parade, downtown Woodland Park from the Pikes Peak Credit Union ending at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Featuring Santa and the oldest person in the Ute Pass region as the grand marshall. Sat., Dec. 4, 6 p.m. Call 687-6607 for more.

HCS Creative Endeavors Workshops, various locations. Frosty Winter Wonderland workshop, Sat., Dec. 4, 10-10:45 a.m. Mommy and me (aged 1-4); 11:15-12:15 ages 5-12. Register at www.hcscreative.com or call 640-8244 for more.

Meet Santa!, Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Adults $9.50, ages 5-12 $6.50, under 5 free. Activities all day with a meet Santa session from 7-8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 686-1820 ext. 112 for more.

Holiday Bed & Breakfast Tour, Old Colorado City. $10-$12. Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society and proceeds will benefit them. Includes several homes, refreshments and gift drawings. Sun., Dec. 5, 2-6 p.m. Call Sallie at 471-3980 for more.

Young Concert Artists Christmas Concert, Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Featuring music by Corelli, Humperdink, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m. Call 389-0697 for more.

Bells and Whistles Concert, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Free. Flute choir and bell choir perform. Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. Call 266-1571 for more.

Ballet Society Tea for Tu(tu), 4005 Lee Vance View. $6. A holiday tea and original story ballet with pieces from the Nutcracker. Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. Call 272-7078 for more.

Woodland Park Comm. Singers Christmas Concert, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free, donations welcome. A selection of traditional and classical music will be sung. Mon., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Call 686-8860 for more.

Women's Shopping Evening, Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Free. Free refreshments and gift wrapping, shop the gift shop from 6-8 p.m. Tues., Dec. 7. Call 686-1820 ext. 112 for more.

Colorado Farm and Art Market Holiday Market, Gas Utilities Bldg., Cimino Ave. just south of Colorado Ave. Dec. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 640-6154 for more.

Rocky Mtn. Christmas in Old Colorado City, Santa arrives at Bancoft Park on Sat., Nov. 27. Breakfast buffet with Santa at Meadow Muffins on Sat., Dec. 11, 8:30-11 a.m. Candlelight Christmas Caroling on Dec. 17-18, 6-7 p.m. Call 475-0955 for more.

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