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Art & GAlleries

Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring art by David Gonzales, through Nov. 18.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring paintings, monotypes, found objects, raku collages by Michelle Vandepas and Susan Blue. Through Dec. 31.

American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Free, 632-2646. Featuring Hands Across the Sea, an international exhibit of avant-garde, metallic sculpture. Through Jan. 30.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Heaven and Hell, works in different mediums by various artists, through Dec. 16. Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the Craft Invitational, fine craft and mixed media, through Dec. 29. Also, printmaking by Perri Tyler in the Avenue Gallery, through Dec. 1.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Featuring paintings and sculptures by Randall May, Lee George and other local artists.

City Hall at Chapel Hills Mall, 385-6990. Mon.-Fri., 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 6 p.m. Featuring artwork and photography by Cherri Norris. Through Feb. 26.

Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Japanese basketry by Mayumi Tsukuda, through Nov. 16.

Colorado Ironworks, 615 S. Sierra Madre, 447-1622. Open by appointment. Featuring new metal works including functional metal furniture and sculpture mixed with mosiac tile and glass by Judy Ellias.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Trials and Tributes: A Judy Chicago Retrospective, through Nov. 25. Also, Poetic Steel: Art by James Magee, through Nov. 18. Senga Nengudi: Masking, through Nov. 18. Our Favorite Things: Docent 50th Anniversary Exhibition, through Dec. 31.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring the 17th annual quilts and woodworking juried exhibition, through Dec. 8.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Rock, Paper, Scissors, works by Jennifer Neff, Kay Beaubien and Elizabeth Hansen, through Nov. 18.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring photographic works by David Bailey, through Nov. 30.

Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studios, 118.5 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Thurs.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Features work by Brenda Cameron, Judy Ditmore and Rebecca Yaffe.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Nita Ball, Carl Bandy, Junco Brackin, Sharon Cupit, Dena and Patty de Benedet, Sushe Felix, Mick Gill, Deb Hager, Casey Hankin, Darlene Hardie, Emma Hutchens, Lynn Lemmon-Oliver, Michelle Loftis, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Pearl Sanchez, Donna and Claire Stier, Clyde Tullis, and Deborah Yarra.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. The View From Here, featuring 12 contemporary Russian and 10 American artists, through Dec. 14.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller, Donald Vann and Debbie Yarra.

Helstrom's Gallery, 712 W. Colorado Ave. 473-3620. Featuring Geisha, new ceramic sculpture by Sushe Felix.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring new works by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Eric Bransby, through Dec. 20. Works by the Palmer Lake Arts Group, Jan. 2-Feb. 26.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Annual Faculty Art Show, through Oct. 26.

River Rock Gallery, 16 Colbrunn Court, north of Colorado Ave. between 24th and 25th Streets. Wed.-Sat., 10:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring painting, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture by over 30 artists.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Contemporary Mexican Art, by Arturo Fuentes in the Regional Gallery. Rush to the Rockies: Nelson A. Rieger, in the King Gallery. Terrain: Landscapes From the King Collection, from the Francis King Collection of Western Art, New Work, by Gary Skul and Pueblo, A Changing Face, by John Suhay through Jan. 26. Opening receptions: Wed., Nov. 28, 5-8 p.m.

art events and programs

Hope in the Storm, a night of supporting our youth and the arts at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. $10, 487-8272. Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. Silent auction 7:30 --8:30 p.m.; Live auction 8:30 p.m.

The Holiday Party Must Go On, a celebration of the fine arts in honor of the Pikes Peak Council, at the Prep Kitchen, 1005 W. Colorado Ave. Features a wine tasting, gourmet food and new paintings and sculpture by Marica Hefti. $10, 329-1988. Fri., Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On Nov. 17: Chris Kermiet with Dan Levinson, Ron Sommers and Charlie Martin. On Dec. 1: Mel, Nick and Neal with Larry Edleman and Friends.

Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m. www.swinginthesprings.com.

Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers offering weekly classes in traditional and contemporary Scottish social dancing. New classes begin at the beginning of each month. At the West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call 473-0714.

London Theatre Tour IV, an eleven-day tour through London and the English countryside with Professor Murray Ross and Drew Martorella of Theaterworks at the University of Colorado . Included in the price are round-trip airfare, first class accommodations, daily breakfasts, sightseeing, professional lectures and 6 theatre performances. $2,878 from Denver, other departure cities available. For details call Drew at 262-3275. Jan. 3-13.

Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth fall classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.

Acting Class consisting of cold readings and script interpretation. Offered by NYC actress with 20 years experience. Mondays downtown, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Call 262-9078 for interview.

Open Studio at Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th St. in any medium. $5 per session, 520-1899. Figure Work: Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more.

call for entries

Fine Arts Center seeking slide entries for Colorado 2002, a juried exhibition of contemporary art. $20 fee per entry. For prospectus, call 634-5581. Deadline: Nov. 23.

Downtown Art Project accepting entries for outdoor, three dimensional media for year-long downtown exhibit. Call 719/295-7216 for information. Awards include: $1500 Award of Excellence and $500 People's Choice Award. Deadline: May 15.

Colorado Council on the Arts is seeking entries for a 2002 Artist Fellowship. Fellowships available in Visual Arts, Literature and Traditional Arts/Folk Art. Submit application form, resume and samples. Must be Colorado resident. Contact Kelleen Zubick, 303/894-2617 Ext. 18, or Mary Ewell Ext. 19. Deadline: Jan. 4.


Bulletin Board

Pikes Peak Workforce Center now seeing jobseekers by appointment at their new location, 2306 East Pikes Peak Ave. For more information call Jeanne Cotter, 667-3730.

Miss Colorado Teen Competition looking for contestants. Winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship from Johnson & Wales University, and represent Colorado in the Miss 2002 United States Teen Competition in Orlando, FL. Must be between 13 and 19 years old. Contestants will be judged on interview, swimwear, eveningwear and a fashion show presentation.

clubs & organizations

The Democratic Club meeting at Bambino's Pizzeria, 2849 East Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs for an all-you-can-eat dinner on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Mark Entrekin, 548-8798 or e-mail Mark@Echent.com. Next meeting: Nov. 15

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society featuring many satellite groups for those interested in mineralogy and using precious stones in jewelry, such as Crystals, Fossils, Faceting, lapidary, Micromount, Camera Club and Pebble Pups. General meeting held on the third Thursday each month except August and January, at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. For details call Ray Thompson, 683-26030 or Belinda Hall, 574-5319. Next meeting: Nov. 15.

Friends of the Peak annual meeting at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs. RSVP to 471-3145. Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Institute of Noetic Sciences Community Group, exploring news, data and opinions from the interdisciplinary field of consciousness research. Holding the first meeting at 2650 Wheeler Ave. For information call Jenni at 473-4260. Sun., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

NetCoRe Monthly Business Mixer at Pikes Peak Coffee and Tea, 14 S. Tejon. $5 donation requested. Thurs., Nov. 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Network Exchange for Women (NEW) meets the third Tuesday of each month at Antonio's on Garden of the Gods Road. $12, 265-1969. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Next meeting: Nov. 20.

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. Next meeting: Nov. 20.

Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce presents Springs Economy: The Hottest Topic, by Michael Anderson at The Holiday Inn, Garden of the Gods exit. $15-$18, 442-2007. Tues., Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aiken Audubon Society giving a presentation about birds and other wildlife topics. Free, 683-4618. Wed., Nov. 21, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Downtown Toastmasters meets at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada. Call 634-1408 for information. Meeting every Friday, noon to 1 p.m.

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

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

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 email

silentspringscos@hotmail.com.

Public Speaking for the Terrified, a supportive environment where you can practice public speaking. Work at your own pace. Tell a joke, read a poem or make a speech. Meeting Saturday mornings. Call 487-9009.

forums & discussions

Design in America: Breaking Old Habits, an architecture lecture series at Colorado College. All lectures are free, 389-6609. On Thurs., Nov. 15: David Barrett. On Tues., Jan. 29, Terence Riley, curator of the Musuem of Modern Art in New York.

Town Meeting with State Legislators at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Includes Assistant House Majority Leader Keith King (R), Sen. Andy McElhany (R), Senate Majority Leader Bill Thiebaut (D) and Senate President Stan Matsunaka (D). Meeting will be covering the upcoming 2002 legislative session. Free, 329-1640. Sat., Nov. 17, 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Centro De La Familia community forums in Spanish at Helen Hunt Elementary School, 917 E. Moreno. Next meeting: Wed., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.

health & healing

Parkinson Association of the Rockies meeting at Kaiser Permanente, 20th and Lafayette, Denver. Free, 303/860-1839. Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon.

Sacred Women of Wisdom, a series of workshops on women's spirituality, designed to help women express and expand the daily practice of their spirituality. Labyrinth walks, journaling, creating sacred space. For info call Cee at 683-8511 or log on to http://miraclelabyrinths.netfirms.com.

Tobacco Quit Kits available for those who wish to quit smoking. Kits contain information and incentives, and are free. To request a kit, call 632-4200.

senior programs & activities

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Thurs., Nov. 15 and 29, 10-11:30 a.m. Living With Stroke, Part 1 & 2. On Wed., Nov. 21, 1-2 p.m.: The Aging Mind, Our Three-Pound Universe. On Tues., Nov. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Understanding Congestive Heart Failure. On Tuesday and Thursdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 13, 1-3 p.m.: Eat Well for Less, $5. On Wed., Nov., 28, 1-2 p.m.: Opportunities for the Mature Athlete.

Flu Shot Clinic at the Colorado Springs VA Clinic, 25 N. Spruce. All veterans currently registered with the Colorado Springs Clinic are eligible for this service. For information, call 566-6187. Tues., Nov. 20, 7:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., Nov. 28, 1-3 p.m.: The Power of Flowers (floral arranging).

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, through Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Fit Over Fifty at Body Sculptors Fitness Training Studio, 4743 N. Carefree Circle. Class designed to increase strength, range of motion and flexibility. Eight sessions $45, 637-0100. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:35 a.m.

Art, Creativity and Craft Classes at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Includes Embossed cards, oil painting, porcelain doll making, quilting, woodcarving and Creating the Story of Your Life. Times and fees vary, details. 520-6471.

The 2001 Yellow Book, a directory of over 600 senior services in El Paso, Teller and Park counties, is available at public libraries, senior centers, and the Senior Information and Assistance Center at 15 S. 7th St. Call 471-2096 for more.

Adults with Aging Parents Group for those dealing with issues of an aging parent of friend. On the fourth Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., at Penrose Hospital Cancer Conference Room A, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. On the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Monument/Woodmoor Fire Department, 1855 Woodmoor Dr. Details, 266-8773.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ageless Adult Classes at the Arvada Center, Denver. Featuring courses in music, visual arts, ceramics, humanities and dance. Times and fees vary. For details, call 303/431-3939 or visit.

Dance to live Big Band and modern music by volunteer bands at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 385-5933. $2 donation suggested. Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m.

The Fountain Valley Senior Center offers classes in art, health education, money management and more, as well as clubs, field trips and special events for all interests. Transportation, meal planning and shopping assistance available. To find out about activities, call 520-6471.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ageless Adult Classes at the Arvada Center, Denver. Featuring courses in music, visual arts, ceramics, humanities and dance. Times and fees vary. For details, call 303/431-3939 or visit.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

volunteer opportunities

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute will be hosting its 9th Annual Volunteer Trail Maintenance Weekend at the Shelf Road Climbing area near Canon City. For more information or to register, call 471-7736. Nov. 17-18.

Salvation Army seeking volunteers for Thanksgiving Community Holiday Dinners on Nov. 22. Over 700 volunteers needed. Please call according to nearest location. The Odd Fellows Hall, 636-5266. The Marian Center, 475-7314. The Fountain Valley Senior Center, 392-7653. Integrity Christian Fellowship, 636-5266.

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

Pikes Peak Family Connections seeking volunteers for the Nurturing Program, a series of parenting classes. A commitment of 4 hours per week for four months is requested. For more information, call Lindsay Peters, 444-4517.

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

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers to promote the Stop Family Violence campaign by distributing posters, cards and bookmarks. Donations of knit caps, gloves, scarves, socks, old sleeping bags and reflective survival blankets are also being sought for homeless clients. Call 578-3278.

Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region announces "Make a Difference Day", Americans across the country encouraged to spend doing volunteer projects to improve communities and help neighbors in need. Supporters include: Agilent Technologies, Intel, Colorado Springs Utilities, Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Share, Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Pikes Peak seeks volunteers to mentor youth in our community. One to six hours a week. 633-2443.

CASA is 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. Next training starts Oct. 16. Call Amber, 447-9898 ext. 1008.

Community Partnership for Child Development seeks volunteers to assist in their Head Start/preschool classrooms. Variety of locations, schedules are flexible, training provided. 635-1536 ext. 233.

Walking Shield American Indian Society seeking volunteers to help in warehouse with packing and loading boxes, and picking up donations. For more information, call Elaine Glynn at 329-0251, Tues.-- Fri., 9 a.m.--3 p.m.

Beidleman Environmental Center seeking volunteers to help school children learn about the environment through hands-on exploration, activities, hikes, and much more. Call 578-7088.

Pikes Peak Family Connections seeking volunteers for the Nurturing Program, a series of parenting classes. A commitment of 4 hours per week for four months is requested. For more information, call Lindsay Peters, 444-4517.

Girl Scouts seeking adult men and women volunteers to be troop leaders and helpers, and organize activities such as camping, mentoring, photography and more. No experience required. 597-8603.

The Children's Literacy Center seeks volunteers ages 16 or older (13-15 with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading to first, second and third graders. Two hours per week for 12 weeks will help a child become a successful reader. 30 sites and a variety of tutoring times available, training provided. For details, call 471-8672.

Suicide Prevention Hotline, serving El Paso and Teller counties, seeking volunteers to staff a home-based telephone service whose goal is to help a person in crisis find a way to live. Call Tom at 573-7447.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office is in need of 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 email JaimieHutchison@elpasoco.com to find out more. You can also visit the EPSO web page: www.elpasoco.com/sheriff.

Workout, Ltd. seeking a Volunteer Facilitator to assist participants in developing and approving a mutually acceptable agreement and facilitate meetings with victims and offender towards a positive resolution whenever possible. For details, call Denise Montano or Rich Lindsey at 471-4200.

El Paso County Health Department seeking volunteers to help break the cycle of abuse by providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere for infants and toddlers while mothers attend afternoon support groups to overcome addiction. Volunteers are also requested to assist with car seat safety checks and educate students of the dangers of smoking. For information about these and other volunteer opportunities, call 578-3278 or email karenweber@elpasoco.com.

Business of Art Center, a non-profit community art center in Manitou Springs, seeks 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.

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence seeking professional volunteers to assist with administrative duties. Experience with computers, filing and answering phones preferred. Call Doreen at 633-1462.

Volunteer literacy tutors needed to help adult students through the Pikes Peak Library District. Volunteers also needed to be "Talk English!" group facilitators and conversational aides, computer lab aides, and "BookTalk" presenters for the Adult Literacy Program. For more information or to volunteer, call the Adult Literacy Office at 531-6333, x2223 or x2224.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe and sober living environment in a home-like setting for women in early recovery from substance abuse needs volunteers for administrative, research, evaluation, house and activity aides. Open to women only; familiarity with 12-Step programs desirable. Email: FCVolunteers@bigfoot.com or call Tricia at 685-3401 or Pauline at 227-8688. Please leave name, phone number and address, and information will be mailed to you.

Memorial Hospital seeking volunteers interested in learning more about health care and making a difference in the community to help in the business office, and interact with patients via reading out loud, visiting, and writing letters. Volunteers should commit for at least 6 months. Hours are very flexible. Call 365-5298.

Silver Key Senior Services seeking people to help drive local elderly persons to the grocery store, bank, doctor, etc. Invest just four hours a week or month and don't pay a penny for your gas! Call Diane at 632-1521.

Out Volunteer (a project of the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado) seeking LGBT and Allied people to volunteer for community projects. Must enjoy volunteering for nonprofits and the community-at-large, and creating understanding, awareness, and positive visibility for the LGBT community. Call 471-4429 Ext. 5 for details. (Leave message)

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.

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 email karenweber@elpasoco.com.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking volunteer Archives Photocopying Assistants, Circulation Assistants, Computer Class Schedulers, Shelvers and Bin Processors. Positions available at various branches. Call 531-6333, ext. 1251 for details.

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Community Connection desk at the American Cancer Society offices, 1445 N. Union Blvd. Suite B100. Volunteers direct cancer patients and family members to community services and agencies providing assistance. Call 636-5101.

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.

Head Start Preschool Program seeking volunteers to 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. Call 635-1536, Ext. 233.

The Probation Victim Assistance Program seeks caring volunteers to assist in victim notifications, victims' rights education and the victim/offender mediation process. Call Stephanie, 329-7006.

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. www.careandshare.org .

Look Good ... Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, seeking volunteer cosmetologists to consult with female cancer patients 1 to 2 hours per month. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.

The Wolf Rescue Center seeking volunteers for various tasks, from computer work to helping with daily tours. Call Darlene at 748-8683.


Film & Video

First Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Fri., Nov. 16: Life and Nothing More.

Warren Miller's Cold Fusion at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $13.50, 520-SHOW. Thurs., Nov. 15, 6 and 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

French Film Series presents the French Cine-Club series at Max Kade Theatre, Armstrong Hall Room 300. Free, 389-6607. Mondays, 7 p.m. Nov. 26: Jour de Fete.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Each travel film is narrated by the filmmaker. Sundays and Mondays, 2 p.m. $7, 634-5583. On Jan. 6-7: Italy, Tip to Toe with Stan Walsh.


Learning

The Prairie Rattlesnake, an informational talk at the next general membership meeting of the Aiken Audubon Society at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St.. Free. Visit

http://www.aikenaudubon.org for details. Wed., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

International Baccalaureate Program Informational Meeting at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada, call 328-5073 for more information. Wed., Nov. 28, 7 p.m.

Foodways and Firearms: Archeology of Maya Resistance in Belize, a lecture and a slide show by the UCCS Anthropology Club at the University Center Theatre, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Donations accepted, 719/262-3990. Thurs., Nov. 29, 6 to 9 p.m.

Hut to Hut Skiing 101 by Steve Balsiger at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

Simple Bike Repair Workshop at Brian's Bicycle Repair, 110 S. Sierra Madre. Class will explore basic maintenance and repair. $5, 632-6189. Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.

Avalanche Safety 101 by Nick Logan, associate director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, through Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Talk English! Practice speaking social English at these free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced learners. For details call 531-6333 ext. 2224. Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy.

Photography classes at Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Includes wedding, portrait, black & white, digital photography, Photo 101 and more. Visit www.shewmakers.com for full schedule or call 636-1696.

Community Education Classes presented by School District 11. Registration open now for classes in foreign languages, dance, crafts, art, self-help and more. Locations, times and costs vary. Call 520-2384 for details.

Secular Home Schooling Support Group meeting at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Offering support to parents of home schooled children. For more information, call 637-8282.


Literary Events

The Uncensored Muse, a public poetry reading adn celebration in collabboration with the Mighty Muse Writing Project and the Da Vinci Quartet in the Fine Arts Center Music Room, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581 Ext. 316. Sat., Nov. 17, 4 to 7 p.m.

Tellabration! 2001, A Night of Storytelling for all ages at the Pikes Peak Church of Religious Science, 3685 Jeannine Dr. $2-$5, 528-5448. Sat., Nov. 17, 7--9 p.m.

Anne Waldman, poet, historian and author of The Beat Book and A Marriage, A Sentence, speaking as part of the Visiting Writers Lecture Series. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Tues., Nov. 27, 8 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.

Colorado Springs Fiction Writer's Group meets at Barnes and Noble, Citadel Mall. Call Henri & Hollie Snider at 574-5571. Meeting the last Monday of every month, 6 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Club meeting at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Learn about vegetarians from many great authors and their works. For details call Nan, 388-2176 or visit www.vsc.org.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Sammy Kershaw at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park. $20, 596-1212. Tickets available at all Western Warehouse locations. Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Tish Hinojosa at the Salida Steam Plant, Salida. $10, 719/539-8514. Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m.

The Rhythm Brothers at the Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road. $8-$18, 495-9654. Fri., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Tracy Byrd at Cowbo's, 3910 Palmer Park. $22, 596-1212. Tickets available at all Western Warehouse locations. Sat., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Young Concert Artists Orchestra, directed by Michael Hanson at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte. Free will offering will be accepted, 633-8888. Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m.

Concerts at Colorado College. All events are free, call 389-6603 for more information. Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m.: CC faculty Susan Grace and Paul Nagem will join Da Vinci Quartet at Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre Thurs., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Jerilyn Jorgenson and Susan Grace at Packard Hall. Fri., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Vicki Burrichter conducts "Bach Christmas Oratorio" at Shove Chapel.

Fine Arts Chamber Series presented by the US Air Force Band of the Rockies at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 556-9955. Tues., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Max Morath -- The Ragtime Man, performing a "tour of Ragtime America" at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20, 634-5583. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

miscellaneous

First Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., featuring new performers every Sunday at 5 p.m. $8-$15, 471-4361. Nov. 18: Mark Hayes. Dec. 9: Christmas Concert.

Richard Smallwood performing gospel at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $20, 520-SHOW. Sun., Nov. 18, 5 p.m.

The Three Irish Tenors performing Christmas From Dublin at the Arnold Hall Theater, Air Force Academy. $15-$30, 719/333-4497. Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

N.O.W. (Not Ordinary Worship) Praise Band at First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St. A casual evening of contemporary praise, preaching and pizza. Free, call 634-3144 or click www.1freechurch.org. Every Saturday night, 6 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Sasha & John Digweed with Jimmy Van M, produced by Spundae and Together at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Ave. $30-$35, 800/965-4827. Sat., Nov. 17, 9 p.m.

Reel Big Fish, Sugercult and Suburban Legends at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Michael Travis of the String Cheese Incident with Dan Lehman at the Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou. $10 pre-sale, 633-1080. Tues., Nov. 20, 8 p.m.

Opie Gone Band at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 265-9951. Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m.

Suites For a King and Lazy Spacemen at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Jim Brickman at the Pikes Peak Center. $32.50--$36.50, 520-SHOW. Wed., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Looks Like Me CD Release Party at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5 at the door. All ages. Fri., Nov. 30, 9 p.m.

Sting at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $55-$100, 576-2626. Sun., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

Clutch, Biohazard and Candiria at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10.43, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Thurs., Dec. 13, 8:30 p.m.

Marty Jones and the Pork Boilin' Poor Boys at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Tesla at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $26, 800/965-4827. 21+. Sun., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.

Liz Clark Band at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Sat., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

Xiren at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Fri., Dec. 28, 8 p.m.

Swivel Hips Smith at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 265-9951. Sat., Dec. 29, 8 p.m.

music announcements

Clarinet Festival and Oboe Master Class at Graner Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. On Fri., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. oboe class. 7 p.m., clarinet class, both with Dr. Raphael Sanders. On Sat., Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., have your woodwinds examined for adjustments by master woodwind maker Francois Kloc. For details call 574-2001.

Master Class in Vocal Technique with opera singer Barbara Conrad in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 593-8400. Sat., Nov. 24, 1-3 p.m.

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old instruments to be refurbished and given to children unable to afford and instrument of their own. Bring your old instruments to Grainer School Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. or call 574-2001. Tax deductions will be given for the estimated value of the instrument.


Performances

comedy

Jerry Seinfeld at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $46-$76, 520-SHOW. Sat., Jan 19, 7 p.m. On sale Nov. 17.

dance

Aquatica presented by Colorado College's Dance Workshop in Cossit Hall, behind Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $2, 389-6606 Thurs.-- Sat., Nov. 15-17, 8 p.m.

The Nutcracker by Western Ballet Theater at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$47, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 23-24, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.

opera

Barbara Conrad, Judeth Shay-Burns, The Spirituals Project Choir and pianist Susan Grace at the DoubleTree World Arena Hotel. $20, benefits the Shiver's African-American Historical and Cultural Collection at the Pikes Peak Library District. 593-8400. Fri., Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

theater

She Loves Me! at the Lloyd Shaw Auditorium at Cheyenne Mountain High, 1200 Cresta Road. $5-$7, 475-6110, Ext. 174. Thurs.-Fri., 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Nov. 15-17.

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall. $15-$20, 333-4497. Sun., Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.

At Grandmother's House will be playing on Thanksgiving evening on KCME. Call 471-3866 for information. Tune to KCME, 88.7 FM Thurs., Nov. 22, 8 p.m.

Two By Two presented by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, Weber and Kiowa. $5-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 8-9, and 14-15, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2-16, 4 p.m.

The King & I, by the Repertory Theater Company at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5581. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 16.

Strange Snow, about how three people respond to the Vietnam War, at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0844. Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Scrooge and Marley presented by TheatreWorks on the UCCS campus. $35-$50, 719/262-3232. Thurs., Fri., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Dec. 13-23.

Come For Dinner...Stay For Death! at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $29 dinner and show; room packages start at $59 per person, 473-4413. Sat., Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Also, Sat., Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.

It's My Party... I'll Die If I Want To, at Castaways Dinner PlayHouse Theater. $16 show only, $30 dinner and show, 685-3700. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 22.

The Murder Room by the Encore! Dinner Theater at their new location at 10 Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (formerly Tajine Alami). $36 plus tax includes meal. Reservations, 471-PLAY. Fridays and Saturdays, cocktails and live music, 6 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m., show at 8.

Honesty Always Wins, an audience participation-style comedy western melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. $22.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $12, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.


Recreation

Sierra Singles Group inviting single Coloradans of all ages to meet new friends while hiking, biking, camping, learning and exploring Colorado's natural beauty. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Martha Rosenau, 685-9147. On Nov. 17: Blodgett Peak Hike, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Dec. 2: Fountains Creek Hike, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sat., Nov. 17, 1 p.m.: An Afternoon Saunter. On Sun., Nov. 25, 10 a.m.: Post Thanksgiving Hike. On Fri., Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.: Once in a Blue Moon Hike.

Hut Touring in the San Juans slide presentation at Grand West Outfitters, 3250 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 596-3031. Wed., Nov. 28, 7 p.m.

Hut to Hut Skiing 101 by Steve Balsiger at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

Cross Country Skiing Seminar at Grand West Outfitters, 3250 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 596-3031. Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Avalanche Safety 101 by Nick Logan, associate director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 p.


Spectator Sports

Colorado College Tiger Hockey Home Games at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. All games starting at 7:05 p.m. $12-$15, call 576-2626. Nov. 16-17, Clarkston University. Nov. 23-24, Alaska Anchorage. Jan. 11-12, Minnesota State Mankato. Jan. 18-19, North Dakota. Jan. 25, Air Force Academy. Jan. 26, Niagra University. Feb. 2, University of Denver. Feb. 8-9, University of Wisconsin. Mar. 8-10, WCHA Playoffs.


Special Events

Colorado Ice Fest 2001 at Kavanaugh Field in Woodland Park. $6 suggested donation, 687-7375. Thurs., Nov. 15, noon to 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Jesus Puzzle, a quest for the historical Jesus, featuring two leading scholars, Scot McKnight and Timothy King, in Colorado College's Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall. Free. 636-2000. Fri., Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m.

2001: A School Odyssey, a silent auction to benefit the Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School. At Colorado College Gates Common Room in the Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free admission, buffet dinner available for $15. 636-3084. Sat., Nov. 17, 5:30-10 p.m.

Xtreme Xperience at Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs, presented by UCCS students to benefit the American Red Cross. Interactive outdoor games, Sumo wrestling, climbing wall, live bands and prizes. Free, 574-3817. Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Military Family Appreciation Walk starting and finishing at the YMCA/USO, Today Room, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Free, 591-8193. 5K and 10K for the Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club of Colorado Springs and the Military Family Partnership. Sat., Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Andrew's Day Dinner, honoring Scotland's Patron Saint with the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region, at The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 1, 834 Emory Circle. $25-$27. RSVP to 591-6819. Sat., Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

Mountain Holiday Festival in Woodland Park at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. 40 + artists will be displaying and selling their work. $1, 687-9885. Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An Evening of Giving, a benefit for local charities, at Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. $5, 594-0111. Sun., Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mediterranean Dinner & Tasting Series at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring three courses and 5-7 matched wines. $49, tax and tip not included. Mondays at 7 p.m. Reservations: 473-4900. On Nov. 19: Emilia-Romagna, Italy. On Dec. 10: Portugal.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner with Vegetarians of Colorado Springs at Highlands United Methodist Church, 32nd St. & Osceola, Denver. $12, 303/777-4828. For reservations or club information, visit www.vsc.org or call 388-2176. Thurs., Nov. 22, noon.

"The Celebration" Thanksgiving Dinner and private tour of the Martin Luther King Cultural Center, a benefit for the Shiver's African-American Historical and Cultural Collection at the Pikes Peak Library District. $45 includes transportation from the DoubleTree World Arena Hotel. 593-8400. Thurs., Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari, a safari route guides visitors through lighted trees and sculptures. $3.25-$5.50, 633-9925. Opens Fri., Nov. 23. Weekends: Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 30-Dec.2. Daily: Dec. 7 through, Jan. 1. 5:30 to 9 p.m.

My Storm Years on Everest, by Colorado College alum Ed Webster, an accomplished photographer and mountaineer. Giving a slide show and signing his new book, Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale Street. Tickets: $8-$10; available at the door or by calling 634-5583. Wed., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Lighter Side of Christmas Parade in Woodland Park. Parade route: Down highway 24 between Taco Bell and Ute Pass Cultural Center. Call Tracie Bennitt, 687-7375. Sat., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.


Youth & Family

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., Nov. 17, 10-11 a.m.: The Bear Facts.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. Thurs., Nov. 15, 3-4:30 p.m.: Nature Adventures -- Gobblers. On Sat., Nov. 17, 10-11 a.m.: Wild Turkey Trivia.

Snuggle-Up Storytimes at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Kids 3 and up are welcome to wear their pyjamas and bring a cuddly to these evening storytimes. Free. Every Wednesday, 7-7:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for additional locations and times.


Out of Town

Mary Flower CD Release at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Tish Hinojosa and Dakota Blond at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $22-$25, 303/777-1003. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown performing Songs for the Winter Season, an evening of Celtic music, at Cameron Church, 1600 Pearl, Denver. $18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m. Also at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Cherish The Ladies at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. $20-$22, 303/380-2333. Sun., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

art

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Featuring Imaging the Spirit, works by Albert Chong, Juan Carlos Alom and Cirenaica Moreira, through Dec. 29. Also, Anima Umbra, paintings by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Dec. 29.

Chicano Humanities and Art Council Gallery, 772 Santa Fe, Denver. 303/571-0440. Open Fridays, 7-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Featuring Mystic Menudo, photography by Daniel Salazar, wood construction by Maruca Salazar and paintings by Carlos Martinez, Fri. Nov. 16, 7-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill, through Dec. 9. Art, Community and Identity, through Nov. 25. Bruce Nauman, through Dec. 30. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31. Giants of Melanesia: Monumental Art from the South Pacific, through Jan. 6. Many more exhibitions; for details, visit

www.denverartmuseum.org.

Foothills Art Center, 805 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring the Holiday Art Market, through Dec. 24. Also, Fiesta! The Art of Mexican Celebration, through Jan. 13.

classical music

Denver Young Artists Orchestra 2001-2002 Season kickoff In Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver. $5-$12, 303/433-2420. Sun., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

Go Girls Music Fest featuring Liz Clark, Erica Brown, Liz Barnez and Lynn Patrick at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $10, 303/299-0100. Thurs., Nov. 15, 8 p.m.

The Mermen at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 15, 8 p.m.

Jello Biafra at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

Handsome Devil at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Leftover Salmon and Friends at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $25, 719/520-9090. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Yo, Flaco! playing at the Soiled Dove, 1949 Market St., Denver. 303/299-0100. Sat., Nov. 17. Also playing at the Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. 303/447-0095. Fri., Dec. 7. Call for ticket prices and times.

Good Charlotte at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $11.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Goldfinger and Reel Big Fish at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $TBA, 800/965-4827. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 17-18. 8 p.m.

Maxwell at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $40, 719/520-9090. Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Quasi at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7.50, 800/965-4827. Sun., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

Natalie Merchant at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $30-$32, 719/520-9090. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

King Crimson with John Paul Jones at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $45-$49, 303/265-0519. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Local H at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $6, 800/965-4827. Mon., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Jaguares at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $32.25-$37, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

King Rat CD Release Party at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

Johnny O Band at the Annex Ballroom, Canon City. $8-$10, 719/276-3088. Sat., Nov. 24, 8:30 p.m.

Cold Moon at the Ritchie Center on the D.U. campus, 2201 E. Asbury, Denver. $8-$12, 303/288-4528. Sat., Nov. 24, 9 p.m.

India.Arie performing on the MTV2 Sisters for Hip Hop and Soul Tour at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $10.50-$22.50, 520-9090. Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

DJ Krush at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 800/965-4827. Mon., Nov. 26, 8 p.m.

Juliana Theory at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Nov. 27 p.m.

Tomahawk at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $15, 800/965-4827. Wed., Nov. 28, 8 p.m.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $13.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

The Ataris at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 800/965-4827. Sun., Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

The Nortec Collective at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Mon., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.

Slipknot at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Uphollow at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $5, 800/965-4827. Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Morbid Angel and Deicide at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20-$25, 800/965-4827. Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Bilal with DJ Sabotage and DJ Jam X at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $20-$30, 303/265-0519. Thurs., Dec. 6, 11 p.m.

Juice at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.

Dispatch at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $20, 520-9090. All-ages. Fri., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Space Team Electra at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Sat.., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Wilco at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $22.50, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

Small Brown Bike at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.

Sting at Magness Arena, Denver. $55-$125, 520-9090. Mon., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.

Rock*A*Teens at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 800/965-4827. Tues., Dec. 11, 8 p.m.

System of a Down, Sevendust and Alien Ant Farm at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $32.50, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Mad Caddies at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Deke Dickerson & The Eccophonics at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.

Pigface at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

Kottonmouth Kings at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17, 800/965-4827. Sat., Dec. 15, 7 p.m.

Moonspell at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12.50, 800/965-4827. Mon., Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Man or Astroman? at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12, 800/965-4827. Tues., Dec. 18, 8 p.m.

Hot Water Music at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8, 800/965-4827. Tues., Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

Barenaked Ladies, Jewel, Nikka Costa and Jessica Simpson at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $27.50-$40, 520-9090. Thurs., Dec. 20.

Stanley Jordan at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Sun., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

Kirk Franklin's Christmas Tour at the Paramount Theatre, 16th St. and Glenarm. $35--$45, 303/265-0519. Sun., Dec. 23, 7 p.m.

David Wilcox at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Dec. 27, 7 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. $20, 520-9090. 18 +. Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m.

Lucky Boys Confusion at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $8.50, 800/965-4827. Fri., Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$15, 800/965-4827. Sun.-Mon., Dec. 30-31, 8 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkston and Colfax, Denver, $42.50, 719/520-9090. Mon., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.

Down From The Mountain: Music From the Film O Brother Where Art Thou, featuring Allison Krauss & Union Station (with Jerry Douglas), Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Ralph Stanely, The Whites, The Peasall Sisters, Norman and Nancy Blake, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Bob Neuwirth and Chris Thomas King at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $69-$85, 520-9090. Mon., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

special events

Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Show/Competition and Sale at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center--Canyon West Room, 417 West Magnolia, Ft. Collins. $2, 970/224-9516. Open to the public Fri.- Sat., Nov. 23, 11 a.m. --6 p.m. Nov. 24, 9 a.m.--4 p.m.

sports

Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m., except where noted, at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $20-$175, 520-9090. Against the NY Islanders, Fri., Nov. 16. Against the Edmonton Oilers, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Against the Florida Panthers, Tues., Nov. 27.

Denver Broncos at 2:05 p.m. at Invesco Field at Mile High. $25-$56. Against Washington, Sun., Nov. 18.Su

theater

The Vagina Monologues at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $30-$40, 303/786-7030. Through Nov. 18.

Swing! At the Buell Theater at the Denver Center. $20-$55, 800/641-1222. Through Nov. 18.

12 Steps Beyond by the ACME Comedy Players at Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $12-$17, 303/758-4722. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; through Nov. 18.

The Male Intellect: an oxymoron? at Denver Paramount Theatre, 16th St. Mall and Glenarm Place. $33-$42.50, 303/830-TIXS. Wed., Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 21-25.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5-$6, 303/431-3939. Through Nov. 30.

Donner: A Documentary (about the reindeer...not the party) presented by the Buntport Theater Co. at the Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $10-$12, 720/946-1388. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29--Dec. 22., 8 p.m.

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare at the Denver Civic Theatre. $15-$20, 303/595-3800. Through Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

A Christmas Carol at the Denver Center Theatre, Denver. $26-$34, 800/641-1222. Nov. 30 through Dec. 23, show times vary.

Putting It Together, a musical revue of Stephen Sondheim's recent work at the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Through Dec. 2.

Two Women Avoiding Involuntary Hospitalization: A Hormonal Cabaret at The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St, Boulder. $12-$17, 303/443-2122. Through Dec. 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Blast! The 2001 Tony Award-winning dance and musical performance at the Buel Theatre at the Denver Center. $20-$55, 520-9090. Tues.-Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sat. matinee, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4-16.

Dinner With Friends, the 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 800/641-1222. Through Dec. 8.

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