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PICK Gigantic Annual Spring Plant Sale, Horitcultural Art Society Demonstration Garden, Mesa and Glen Streets. Peruse the garden and the large variety of perennials, shrubs, vines, herbs, annuals and more available. May 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 475-0250 for more.
Westside Fun Run, Living Springs Worship Centre, 640 Manitou Blvd. $25 participation fee, spectators are free. Car and motorcycle show that benefits the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center. Sun., May 29, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Pastor Dave at 473-9436 for more.
Country Folk Art Craft Show, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop, 867-6635. $4 for the weekend. Featuring many top national and local artisans and exhibitors. June 3, 5-9 p.m.; June 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; June. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit
www.countryfolkart.com for more.
Battle of Midway Memorial Service, Memorial Park's Ring of Valor, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Held by the Southern Colorado Base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans. Sat., June 4, 11 a.m. RSVP with Tom at 528-6783.
Food on Every Table Walk to Help the Hungry, Prospect Lake at Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. A 5K walk to support the GoodNews Foundation's food pantry to feed the hungry in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Sat., June 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 638-8985 for more.
Youth & Family events
Renaissance Academy Environmental Center, now enrolling for environmental education programs for children aged 5-13. Half-day, full-day and extended care programs avail. Call 475-2510 or visit
www.raec.org for more.
Roadmap to College, CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Students can take a free practice ACT or SAT while parents learn about the college application project. Sat., May 21, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Call 800-2REVIEW for more.
Salt & Light Prayer Breakfast, Gotta Have It Gourmet Coffee Shop, 4755 N. Carefree Circle. Free. Non-denominational Bible study over coffee. Wed., May 25, 9-11 a.m. Call 531-0161 for more.
Circle Bar Rodeo, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. $6-$10. A Colorado Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo with concert, BBQ and more. May 28-29, 2-6 p.m. Visit
www.circlebarrodeo.com for more.
Colorado Virtual Academy Info Sessions, learn about this statewide public charter school for students K-8th grades. Free. Info sessions on various dates through June 28. Visit
www.covcs.org or call 202/572-6231 for more.
Aly Kaly Shrine Circus, Norris-Penrose Events Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. $8-$14 at the door with some free tickets available at local stores. The Shrine Circus with The Amazing Spiderman as a special guest. May 21, 2 and 7 p.m.; May 22, 1 and 5 p.m. Call 635-3547 or visit
www.penroseequestrian.com for more.
Free Reading and Learning Difficulties Testing for ages 7-18, The Learning Connection. Free computer testing that locates root deficiencies in children or teens struggling with reading, dyslexia, comprehension and attention span. Testing is available between May 23 and June 3. Call 495-3400 for an appointment.
PICK Colorado Medieval Festival, 2100 SE Frontage Rd., Fort Collins (exit 268 off of I-25). $10-$20. A three day event devoted to knowledge through re-creation of the Middle Ages in a summer festival atmosphere with culinary delicacies, craft demonstrations, live combat entertainment, music and shops. June 3-5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 574-4380for more.
Peace Camp Registration, a program of the Justice and Peace Commission for children. $80.The program emphasizes team building, environmental awareness, non-violence and the use of peaceful solutions to daily problems. Also with art, theater, music, swimming, games and more. Runs July 11-16 for ages 6-9 and Aug. 1-6 for ages 10-12. Call 390-0371 to register.
Fired Up for Kids Colorado FireFighter Calendar Competition, Hyatt Regency Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver. $15-$55. Dozens of Colorado firefighters will compete for a spot in the calendar which benefits the Children's Hospital Burn Center. Fri., May 20, 7-10 p.m. Call 720/318-4199 or visit
www.ticketswest.com for more.
PICK Walk the Talk: Fundraiser for the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, Boulder County Courthouse, 14th and Pearl Streets, Boulder. $10-$25. Includes a 5k pledge walk, live entertainment, community peace rally, refreshments and prizes. Sat., May 21, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 303/449-8623 for more.
Tequila Tasting to Benefit Hayman Recovery, The Fort, 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison. $40/person, $70/couple. Tequila tasting with door prizes and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Coalition for the Upper South Platte's Hayman recovery and watershed restoration work. Thurs., May 26, 6-8 p.m. Call 720/249-4308 for more.
SHADES 2005 Health and Beauty Workshop Conference, Radisson Hotel at Stapleton, 3333 Quebec St., Denver. $55. Industry professionals such as dieticians, personal trainers, therapists, cosmetologists will facilitate workshops. Sat., June 4, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 303/617-4829 or visit
www.shadesconference.com for more.
theater Poignant Irritations, by Gertrude Stein, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture's Pluss Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Runs through May 22. Call 303/316-6360 for more.
It's Always Something ... Funny, Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. A night of comedy to benefit Gilda's Club Denver. Mon., May 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visit
www.blacktie-colorado.com for tickets.
My Way, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver, 303/446-4800. $20-$60. Opens May 26. Call 303/893-4100 for tickets.
Bye Bye Birdie, DCHS Auditorium, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock. $10-$12. The Castle Rock Players present this story of a big-time star and the mayhem surrounding his last kiss on TV. Runs May 27- June 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 303/814-7740 for tickets and info.
Stomp, Denver Center, 1245 Champa St., Denver. $25-$49. Runs June 21-26. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets.
PICK Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour, The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver. $29.50. Thurs., June 23, 8 p.m. Call 520-9090 or visit
www.fillmoreauditorium.com for tickets.
Menopause the Musical, Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. $32.50-$39.50. Actress Joliet Harris recently joined the cast. Runs Tuesdays through Sundays. For tickets visit
www.ticketswest.com or call 303/309-3773.