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The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications for its Citizens Academy, an eight-session learning series, through Aug. 3. Apply online at or call 385-5345 for more.

A Midsummer Night's Music Fundraiser for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Hillside Gardens and Nursery, 1006 S. Institute St. $25. Thomas Wilson presents music from Mozart with the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs in addition to a landscape presentation by Cheryl Conklin. Thurs., July 13, 6-9 p.m. Call 633-3649 for more.

March of Dimes Jail Ball & Bail, Baba-Yaga Restaurant, 819 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Participants raise bail money in a mock-prison fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Thurs., July 13, 11 a.m. Call 473-9981 or visit for more.

Neighborhood Garage Sale to Benefit Anna Lord, 636 N. 30th St. Attend a multi-family sale for the Democratic candidate for Colorado House of Representatives District 21. July 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 686-0588 for more.

Continental Divide Trail Alliance Annual TrailFest, Columbine Park, Highway 24 and Main Street, Buena Vista. $5-$15. Enjoy outdoor activities, food, music and more to benefit the Continental Divide Trail. Sat., July 15, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 303/838-3760 or visit for more.

ForestEdge Garden Tour to Benefit Wild Forever Foundation, 12285 Lindsay Lane. $4. Tour four acres of flowers, trees, shrubs, edibles, compost and mulch beds and view unusual woodworks. July 21-23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 268-8066 for more.

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.

Election Judges Training, Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. Learn to serve as a paid election judge for the Aug. 8 primary and Nov. 7 general election. Classes run July 25-Aug. 2. Call 520-6223 or visit for more information.

2nd Annual Helping Hands Golf Tournament, Fort Carson Golf Course. $105. Featuring a tournament with prizes and a dinner to benefit the Catholic Charities Marion House. Fri., July 28, noon. Tickets available at Pappy's Golf Shop, 4030 N. Sinton Road. Call 633-2064 for more.

6th Annual CYCLE for SET Community Bike Ride, Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache La Poudre St. $20-25. Ride to benefit SET (Service, Empowerment, Transformation) medical clinics. Sat., Aug. 5, 7:30 a.m. Visit for more.

2nd Annual Primerica Golf Tournament, Pine Creek Golf Course, 9850 Divot Trail. $100. Presenting 18 holes of golf to benefit Care & Share Food Bank. Thurs., Aug. 10, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 360-4777 for more.

Meric's Mai-Tai " No Tie Annual Fundraising Event, The Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Featuring cocktails, dancing, a silent auction and more to benefit The Medical Education & Research Institute of Colorado. Sat., Aug 26, 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Call 548-8850, ext. 100 for ticket information and 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.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day, various venues. Featuring a day of informative events to raise awareness of people with developmental disabilities in the Pikes Peak region. Fri., Sept. 1. Visit for a complete list of events and call 785-6428 for more information.

Brats and Fine Art Fundraiser for the Manitou Library, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs. $10. Enjoy brats, beer, music, art and more. Wed., Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-9100 for more.

Colorado Springs Memory Walk to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Antlers Park, 31 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Presenting a 5K, children's activities and more to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Chapter. Sat., Sept. 9. Call 266-8773 or visit for more.

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