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The Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board is alone without you. Working on environmental cleanup projects on post and committed to proactive environmental stewardship, the Board seeks your input at an open meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Colorado Springs Police Department Gold Hills Division, 705 S. Nevada Ave. Call 526 8001 for details.

September 11 will never be an easy thing to wrap your mind around comfortably, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is hoping to provide differing views that may help you understand the motives and repercussions of the attacks. "Why? Perspectives on September 11th" is a two-day intensive seminar series featuring a panel of three educators and an open discussion panel at the conclusion of each day. On Saturday, Jan. 12, learn about the historical roots of 9/11, terrorism from a trauma perspective and the institutional politics of terrorism. On Saturday, Jan. 19, hear a military perspective, discover why the United States is hated from the perspective of "the other side" and learn how terrorism can come from our own country. To find out more or register for the program, call 262-4071.

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Treecycle Christmas Tree Recycling program available at several sites around Colorado Springs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Jan. 7. Call 577-9111 for details.

Epimethian Press Spare Change Program, encouraging people to collect spare change at home and work through January to donate to Epimethian Press, a non-profit that provides books and education to prisoners. Call 475-8059 for details.

El Paso County Department of Health and Environment seeking donations of cold weather kits for the homeless. Suggested items include socks, gloves, mittens, knit caps, old sleeping bags, reflective survival blankets and jumbo-size Ziplock bags. Call 578-3278.

Salvation Army taking food donations to fill emergency pantry. Drop off nonperishable donations at 908 Yuma St. For information, call 636-3891 Ext. 16.

clubs & organizationsDebtors Anonymous holds meetings at the Cathedral Room of First Presbyterian Church at Bijou and Nevada. Free, 719/227-1916. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Area 39+ Catholic Singles is looking for new faces to join divorced, widowed, separated and never married persons between the ages of 39 and 65 years old. Call Nancy for more information at 393-0561.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Inc. (SMMUG) meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (novices meet at 6) at the Disabled American Veterans building, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. For information, call Lynn Poos, 599-4528, or visit Next meeting: Jan. 9.

Silent Springs Social Group, for hard-of-hearing and deaf adults; sign language users welcome. Dining out at local restaurants, potlucks and community activities. For details, call 487-9009 or e-mail

Singles Connection V, a social club for men and women age 50 to 79, meeting weekly for a variety of activities. Call Pauline at 475-0376 for information and a monthly newsletter.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at varying members' homes and city parks. For details or club information, visit or call 388-2176. Next gathering: Jan. 11.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetings held every second Wednesday of the month September through May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: Jan. 9.

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Fort Carson Advisory Board holding an open meeting where the public can learn about environmental restoration projects on post. At the Colorado Springs Police Department Gold Hills Division, 705 S. Nevada Ave. For details, call Jim Henderson at 526-8001. Thurs., Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Orientation to Cohousing, an introduction to the concept of cohousing in Colorado Springs. At 423 E. San Rafael St., 471-6611. Free child care provided. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to noon.

political groupsEl Paso County Democratic Club meeting monthly for formal meetings, breakfasts and informal discussions. For details, call President Mark Entrekin at 548-8798.

Pikes Peak Green Party, espousing ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, respect for diversity and future focus in politics meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Center, 29 S. Institute. Details, 210-5144.

El Paso County Democratic Party, an affiliate of the national Democratic Party, holding regular meetings as well as endorsing the Democratic Women's Club, Young Dems and many others. Call the party headquarters for more, 473-8713.

Natural Law Party of Colorado, meetings locally during campaigns and in Denver during the rest of the year. For details, call 888/456-1732 or visit

El Paso County Republican Party, an affiliate of the national Republican Party, holding regular meetings as well as endorsing the several clubs and producing events. Call the party headquarters for more details, 578-0022.

Libertarian Party of El Paso County, an affiliate of the national Libertarian Party, meeting on the last Wednesday of each month. Friends of Liberty, an informal discussion group meeting every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Wooglin's Deli, southeast corner of Tejon and Cache la Poudre. Details, 596-6799. Next formal meeting: Jan. 30.

volunteer opportunities

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Road to Recovery program. Volunteers will help drive cancer patients to and from treatment. Training provided. Call 636-5101.

Alzheimer's Association seeking volunteers to be a part of HELPLINE, which provides information and encouragement to caregivers. Call 266-8773.

Beidleman Environmental Center seeking volunteers to help school children learn about the environment through hands-on exploration, activities, hikes, and much more. Volunteers especially needed for Wildlife Neighbors, Tuesdays and Wednesdays Jan. 15 through March 6. Call 578-7088.

Business of Art Center, a non-profit community art center in Manitou Springs, seeking art lovers to lend a hand with opening receptions, special events, greeting visitors, fundraising, improving the facility and anything else that interests you. To find out more, call 685-1861.

Care and Share Food Bank seeking volunteers to help with promotions, graphic design, development, clerical work, food pickup and delivery, photography, special events help, research, data entry and warehouse work. Call Jordan Isreal, 528-1247. Visit for more.

CASA seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for child victims of abuse and neglect in El Paso County. All advocates are thoroughly trained and provide on-going support. Call Amber, 447-9898 Ext. 1008.

Community Partnership for Child Development seeking volunteers for its Head Start program. Volunteers spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply; there is no minimum commitment of hours. Schedules are flexible, training is provided, and there's a variety of locations. Call 635-1536 Ext. 233.

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers to assist in educating students of the dangers of smoking. For more call 578-3278 or e-mail

El Paso County Health Department seeking bilingual volunteer receptionists to make visits less stressful for Spanish-speaking clients. If you speak Spanish and enjoy working with a friendly team, call Karen Weber at 578-3278 or e-mail

El Paso County Sheriff's Office seeking volunteers in a variety of positions including; Posse Deputies, Volunteer/Events Assistant, Range Assistant, Clerical/Office Assistants, Wildland Fire Crew Members, Cadets (young people 14-21) and more. Contact Jaimie Hutchison, Volunteer Coordinator, at 520-7216 or e-mail to find out more. You can also visit the EPSO Web page:

First Visitor seeking volunteers to visit expectant and new parents; help promote care-giving, good maternal and child health; and to link families with other community resources. Full training and support provided. Call Nancy Barrows, 444-4504.

Foster Grandparent Program presented by Volunteers of America invites low-income seniors in El Paso County to tutor, mentor and care for troubled children at facilities like Children's University and the Community Partnership for Child Development. In return, seniors are provided with a $200 monthly stipend that does not affect Social Security or other programs. To find out more, call Kathy at 632-1448.

Meals-on-Wheels seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to area elderly people for two hours each week. Call Diane at Silver Key Senior Services, 632-1521.

The Community Chest is a resource for speaking your mind, pulling your weight, casting your vote and joining the club. See page 31 for information on submitting notices to the Chest.

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