Special Events 

Head Start-opoly, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $40. A fun and entertaining evening with personal stories of triumph and the success of Head Start. Proveeds will establish a foundation to ensure that the Community Partnership for Child Development can continue to provide early education programs for children in El Paso County. Thurs., Oct. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 635-1536 for more.

Mile High Hedgehog Show, Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Lots of fun for hedgehogs, their owners, and the general public. Oct. 14-16. Visit milehighhedgehogs.com or call 964-4704 for more.

Raising the Bar: Inside/Out Youth Services Awards Dinner, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $60. The even includes speaker Benjamin Reynolds, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, speaking on Building from the Inside Out. Also includes a silent auction. Sat., Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Call 328-1056 for more.

National Martial Arts Day, Karate Center, 1581 York Dr. Free. Sat., Oct. 15. Black belt training at 9 a.m.; adult training at 10 a.m.; children's class at 11:30 a.m.; women's self defense class at 1 p.m. Call 232-1882 for more.

Junior League's Fall Fling, The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron Ave. $50. An evening of cocktails, food, and live and silent auctions. Sat., Oct. 15, 7-11 p.m. Call 532-3855 or visit fallfling.net for more.

Bridal Festival, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. Free. A day of tasting, listening, viewing and fun. Sun., Oct. 16, noon to 4 p.m. Call 303/400-7001 or visit bridalfestivals.com for more.

UCCS Fall Career Fair, University Center Gym, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free and open to the public. Job seekers should be prepared with copies of their resume and dressed in their best business attire. Thurs., Oct. 20, noon to 4 p.m. Call 262-3439 for more.

Center for Christian Jewish Dialogue Annual Dinner, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $60. The Center works to encourage understanding and respect for the faith, culture and history of both Christians and Jews. Thurs., Oct. 20, 6 p.m. Call 570-7931 for more.

Worship Service, ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Free. Hear the living ECK master, Sri Harold Klemp, speaks at the Worldwide Seminar on Living the Spiritual Life. Sun., Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 495-1096 for more.

Restoring Opportunities, Teen Court Breakfast, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring keynote speaker Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. Tues., Oct. 25, 7-8:15 a.m. Call 475-7815 for more.

Halloween The Vampire of Cripple Creek, Butte Opera House, 139 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $7-$11. A vaudeville comedy and musical revue set in Cripple Creek. Runs Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 31. Special Halloween show at 8 p.m. Visit cripplecreekplayers.com or call 719/235-8944 for tickets.

Buckskin Joe's Town of Terror, 1289 County Road 3A, Canon City. $13. Step into this haunted frontier town. Oct. 13-15, 19-21, 16-31. Call 719/275-5485 or visit buckskinjoe.com/townofterror.htm for more.

Victorian Spirit Walking Tour, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. $15-$20. Learn about paranormal investigations, starting with the Victorian era, take a candle-lit walk through the cemetery and hear tales of local murder, mystery and mayhem. Proceeds benefit restoration projects at the cemetery. Sat., Oct. 22, 5-8 p.m. Call 630-7328 for reservations.

The ARC's Halloween Dance and Costume Party, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $2 donation. Featuring a dance contest and costume contest, DJ, dancing, pizza and more. Sun., Oct. 23, 2-5 p.m. Call 471-4800 for more.

Scary Stories: Storyteller meets Filmmaker, UCCS Library, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Nationally known master storyteller John Stansfield presents scary stories from literature and folklore and Dr. Robert von Dassanowsky discusses how horror is constructed in film. Thurs., Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. Call Jayne at 262-3068 for more.

Emma's Favorite Haunts Ghost Tours of Manitou Springs, meet at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Lantern-lit walking tours through Manitou travel through downtown to meet "ghosts" who will entertain with harmless hauntings, tall tales and loveable legends. Fri., Oct. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Emma Crawford's Victorian Wake, Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs. $15-$25. In Victorian style, mourn the death of this beloved Manitou Springs figure, in whose name the coffin races continue each year. Fri., Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m. Call Bob at 685-1011 for reservations.

Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Teams of four racers pull a coffin with an woman in it down Main St. Awards also given for most creative coffin and best "Emma". Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Erotic Exotic Halloween Ball, ICON Nightclub, 5905 N. Academy Blvd. A Halloween bash for the sexy and sensual. Wear your costume and compete in a $1000 costume contest. Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Call 528-6098 for more.

Snojets Halloween Party, First Choice's multipurpose room, 1025 Ford St. $15. A Halloween costume party with appetizers, DJ, refreshments and prizes for the best costumes. Sat., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Call 577-SNOW or visit snowjets.org for more.

Halloween Spooktacular: An Alien Invasion, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. High school musicians perform with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic with selections from Star Wars and Holst's The Planets. Sun., Oct. 30, 2:30-4 p.m. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.

Dread Manor, Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. $8. A haunted house with tours every weekend through Oct. Call 955-7220 or visit mrbiggsffc.com for more.


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