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Book Drive, Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St. Donate used books to generate money for the church through May 31, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 471-0130 for more.

Donald Rumsfeld Protest, Air Force Academy North Gate. Bring your own signs or banners to welcome Rumsfeld to the Air Force Academy's graduation. Wed., May 31, 7:30-10 a.m. Contact Dennis at 832-6189 or for more.

Marksheffel Road Corridor Project Open House, El Paso DOT Facility, 3460 Marksheffel Road. An open house to present two corridor studies and gather input for the next stages of development. Thurs., June 1, 4-7 p.m. Call 520-5800 or visit for more.

Restorative Practices Boomerang-It Trainings, UCCS Beth El College of Nursing, University Hall, room 140. Learn about practices that reunited estranged families, reduce discipline problems in school, improve employee relations, shrink recidivism rates and strengthen communities. Trainings available June 2-3 and 16-17 and July 7-8 and 28-29. Visit or call 440-1983 for more.

6th Annual Gleneagle Community-Wide Garage Sale & Neighborhood Cleanup, various residences along Gleneagle Drive. Featuring hundreds of homes' garage sales. June 2-3. Call 487-3444 for directions and more.

Sunday on the Town, various venues in downtown Colorado Springs. $10-$30. Presenting a benefit for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Downtown Partnership with food, art and music courtesy of 19 restaurants, 13 galleries and a variety of musical ensembles. Sun., June 4, 2-7 p.m. Call 886-0088 for more.

Back From Iraq, Steam Plant Theatre, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. The Central Colorado Coalition on the Iraq War presents Dahlia Wasfi, Kelly Dougherty and Elizabeth Spradlin. Sun., June 4, 3-5 p.m. Call 719/539-2783 for more.

2nd Annual Pikes Peak Linkers Texas Scramble, Cherokee Ridge Golf Club, 1850 Tuskegee Place. Golf with junior program participants to benefit the Pikes Peak Linkers Junior Golf Program. Event includes long-drive and closet-to-the-tee contests and more. June 5, 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Kristin for donation information and more at 471-4810, ext. 31, or visit

Library Lawn Sale, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Bring "gently used" items as a donation to the lawn sale to benefit the Friends of the Library Expansion Project. Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 685-9100 for more.

4th Annual Hike for Habitat, Monument Valley Park Pavilion, 170 W. Cache La Poudre St. $25. Hike four miles through park trails to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Sat., June 17, 8:30 a.m. Call 475-7800 by June 5 to register.

2006 Democratic Leadership Council National Conversation, Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St., Denver. Featuring hundreds of Democratic leaders from across the nation. July 22-24. Visit for more.

6th Annual Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Manitou Springs. Raise pledges for a three-mile walk through Manitou Springs and enjoy food, entertainment and more to benefit individuals with Down syndrome. Sat., Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Visit for more.

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