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Used Cell Phone Donation, Partners in Housing, 7 E. Bijou St. Assisting homeless families with children in the Pikes Peak region. Drop-offs Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 473-8890 ext. 111 for more.

Citizen Volunteers Needed for Country Committees, in areas of Highway Advisory Board, Park Advisory Board, Land Developer, Forestry and Weed Advisory Commission, Citizen Review Panel, Council of Governments Community Advisory Committee, Powers Blvd.-Major Thoroughfare Task Force and Board of Adjustment. Call Nancy at 520-6410 for more.

Trucking Issues Subcommittee Volunteers Needed, three from the trucking industry, three community members at large. Applications due Feb. 22. Call Cami at 385-5253 for more.

COSMIX: An Inside Look Into the Communications Plan, Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, rm. 112. $15. Topic: best communication practices for large public projects when communicating with very diverse audiences over the course of multiple years. Wed., Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Ken at 473-0704 to R.S.V.P.

City Council Candidates Forum, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Candidates will be discussing their views on trails, bikeways, open space, parks funding, Gold Camp Road, alternative modes of transportation, if and how they use trails or open space. Wed., March 2, 7 p.m. Call 633-6884 for more.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Alternative Needed. Members advise City Council on planning, development, improvements and beautification of parks and recreation resources. Non-voting member applications are due March 11 to City Council, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Call 385-4353 for more.

TOPS Citizen Committee Volunteer Needed, to serve on the Parks Recreation and Advisory Board as well as the Board's "Open Space" liason to the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) Working Committee. Applications due April 5. Call 385-5453 for more.

Government for the People Election Committee is helping voters find out how the April 5 City Election will affect growth, utilities, costs and quality of life. For the next meeting time or more information, e-mail:, log onto, or call 576-5565.

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